'Baisakhi' festival is being celebrated in the country. The Golden Temple was decorated with colourful lights, diyas and candles. Devotees celebrated the festival by offering prayers at Golden Temple. 'Baisakhi' marks the beginning of solar New Year.
Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar at Golden Temple. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, Punjab police and security guards on April 04 distributed masks to people in Heritage Street leading to Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on April 05. They were also seen creating awareness regarding the Covid-19 guidelines. Punjab has reported 3,019 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 2,51,460, while active cases reached at 25,314.
The Pakistan delegation, who came for the Permanent Indus Commission meet, visited Golden Temple. The Pakistan delegation visited the temple on Thursday before leaving for their country. The delegation Pakistani officials had arrived in India for the meeting on Monday. The Permanent Indus commission deals with water rights on the Indus river. This was the first such talk between India and Pakistan in over two and a half years. Indian side was led by Indus Water Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Saxena. Pakistani side was led by Pakistan’s Indus Water Commissioner Mehran Ali Shah. The last Permanent Indus Commission meeting had taken place in August 2018 in Lahore.
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As COVID-19 cases spread across India like wildfire, several politicos on April 16 tested positive. Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal, an independent MLA from Vadgam Assembly Constituency Jignesh Mevani have tested positive for COVID-19. The leaders urged people who were in their contact to get tested. Country reported highest ever spike of over 2.17 lakh COVID-19 cases on April 16.
Workers of Shiromani Akali Dal March 08 held a protest march to Vidhan Sabha against Punjab Government over several issues. The protestors held protest against suspension of SAD MLAs, rising fuel prices among others issues. On Friday, all SAD MLAs were suspended from Assembly for rest of the session after they interrupted CM's speech on Governor's address.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and Shiromani Akali Dal leaders Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Harmeet Singh Kalka honoured labour and Dalit rights activist Nodeep Kaur on February 28. Nodeep Kaur addressed the press briefing and thanked everyone who came out in support of her. Informing about the 'treatment of women' kept behind bars, Nodeep said that male constables rape women and thrash them at their private parts. Nodeep Kaur was arrested on January 12 and was locked behind the bars for over 45 days before walking out on bail. She had 3 FIR against her which included charges of attempt to murder and extortion.
A person returned to India via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on April 19 after being released from Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. Dharam Singh is a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district and had crossed the border unknowingly. Protocol Officer AP Singh said, "He crossed over to Pakistan by mistake in 2003 and served a jail term of 14 years. He will be quarantined for 14 days followed by a medical test. Later, his family will be called and will hand over him to them."
Grain market in Amritsar wore deserted look despite the state government announced the beginning of procurement of produce on Apr 10. Commission agents and farmers had staged strike in support of the farmers protesting for the past few months over Centre's farm laws. Punjab Food and Supplies Minister, Bharat Bhushan Ashu said, "Commission agents have called off their strike over direct benefit transfer to farmers. The procurement process will be started now at Rajpura mandi. The farmers will get payments in their accounts."
Opponents of military rule in Myanmar canceled traditional new year festivities on Tuesday and instead showed their anger with the generals who seized power through low-key displays of defiance and small protests across the country. Emily Wither reports.
Tens of thousands of devotees gathered in Bhaktapur city in Nepal on Sunday to celebrate the arrival of New Year with chariot festival despite the coronavirus pandemic. Devotees flocked to the Taumadhi Square to take part in the "Biska Jatra" fair , where idol of Lord Bhairab was carried to the chariot and devotees were indulged in a tug of war. Devotees were seen flouting social distancing norms at the festival. The three-storey chariot made of wood in the pagoda style is pushed and pulled around the settlements with the statues of Bhairavnath and Betal as a part of this festival. This festival which has cultural and historical importance is celebrated for nine days and eight nights. Biska Jatra - one of the popular festivals of Kathmandu Valley is celebrated at the start of the new year on the Bikram Sambat calendar. It starts with the ascension of Lord Bhairab onto a chariot built in front of Nyatapola Temple, the tallest temple in Nepal.
The entire country is celebrating New Year 2021. New Year celebrations underway in Kolkata. People gathered in the Park street area to greet and welcome the New Year. "This year has been a challenge...