The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration was done by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised with graffiti and spray painting in June during nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Around eight trucks from Afghanistan crossed over to India. They came to India through Attari-Wagah border on July 20 to facilitate transit trade. 2 trucks had come from Afghanistan on July 18. Today (July 20), 6 trucks have arrived in Punjab's Amritsar. While speaking to ANI, the Assistant Commissioner of Customs Department and the Customs Official at Integrated Check Post in Attari, Chandan Kumar said, "On July 18, 2 trucks had come from Afghanistan and today 6 trucks have arrived."
The Beating the Retreat ceremony was performed at Attari-Wagah border without any spectators on June 27. The ceremony, which is watched by thousands including people from Pakistan, is also affected from COVID-19. India and Pakistan both are dealing with COVID-19, people are restricting themselves from going out from their houses without any important work due to the fear of infection. The Beating the Retreat ceremony has been restricted for people due to COVID-19 outbreak.
A batch of 250 residents of Jammu and Kashmir returned from Pakistan on June 25 via the Attari-Wagah border. Shivraj Singh Bal, SDM, Amritsar-2, said, "748 Indians have registered themselves to return to the country out of which 250 people of J and K are returning today." "There are around 400 passengers of J and K, and they will be sent directly to Lakhanpur from Attari and they will be further quarantined in the state only," the SDM added.
Jammu and Kashmir Govt has provided 10 buses for people who have returned back from Pakistan. The buses will taken them to J and K from Attari-Wagah Border. J and K residents were stuck in Pakistan due to corona lockdown.
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