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Firstpost Explains: Here's how you can avail of the Delhi government's Mukhyamntri Tirth Yatra Yojana
India

Firstpost Explains: Here's how you can avail of the Delhi government's Mukhyamntri Tirth Yatra Yojana

The cabinet approved the Revenue Department proposal to begin the scheme titled Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana to enable 1,100 senior citizens from each Assembly Constituency per year to undertake free pilgrimages

On Operation Blue Star's 35th anniversary, examining its historical precedents for Sikhs
India

On Operation Blue Star's 35th anniversary, examining its historical precedents for Sikhs

As we approach the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, the Indira Gandhi-ordered attack on the Sri Harmandir Sahib and the Akal Takhat (where Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was headquartered), it is impossible not to place it on the context of Sikh history.

Over 3,000 security personnel to maintain vigil in Amritsar on Operation Blue Star anniversary
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Over 3,000 security personnel to maintain vigil in Amritsar on Operation Blue Star anniversary

Amritsar has turned into a virtual fortress ahead of the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on 6 June, with more than 3,000 security personnel deployed and police maintaining a hawk-eyed vigil in sensitive areas

The Sikh: An Occidental Romance — Depictions of the community through a colonial lens
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The Sikh: An Occidental Romance — Depictions of the community through a colonial lens

The paintings which are part of the exhibition The Sikh: An Occidental Romance make it evident that this community enjoyed the kind of pageantry that other native Indians did not, during British rule

Furious over Amazon selling doormats, toilet seats with Golden Temple image, Punjab CM, Sikh Coalition, seek apology from e-tailer
India

Furious over Amazon selling doormats, toilet seats with Golden Temple image, Punjab CM, Sikh Coalition, seek apology from e-tailer

The Sikh Coalition asked Amazon that the objectionable items with images of the Golden Temple be permanently prohibited from sale and hoped that Amazon will do more to ensure similar products do not appear on its platform.

Connecting Kartarpur: Real estate prices go north in town bordering Sikh shrine, hoteliers expect tourism boom
India

Connecting Kartarpur: Real estate prices go north in town bordering Sikh shrine, hoteliers expect tourism boom

Large swathes of land in and around the town are now being seen as perfect spots to set up infrastructure that would be needed to cater to the tourists visiting Dera Baba Nanak from across the world.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh wedding: Sikh body objects to Anand Karaj ceremony performed outside gurudwara
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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh wedding: Sikh body objects to Anand Karaj ceremony performed outside gurudwara

An Italian Sikh organisation has objected top Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh taking the Guru Granth Sahib outside the gurudwara for the Anand Karaj ceremony.

Indira Gandhi 101st birth anniversary: From nationalising banks to liberating Bangladesh, Iron' Lady's key decisions revisited
India

Indira Gandhi 101st birth anniversary: From nationalising banks to liberating Bangladesh, Iron' Lady's key decisions revisited

Today is the 101st birth anniversary of India's former and only woman prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Indira, who was known as the "iron lady" of India is remembered for the tough decisions she took during her tenure as the prime minister of India and how she surprised her Opposition to come back in power for a fourth term in 1980.

Antonio Guterres to visit India in October: UN chief to participate in Gandhi Jayanti celebrations; will meet PM, President, EAM
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Antonio Guterres to visit India in October: UN chief to participate in Gandhi Jayanti celebrations; will meet PM, President, EAM

On 1 October, UN chief Antonio Guterres will formally open the new UN House in New Delhi, and on 2 October he will participate in the closing session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention.

BJP's RP Singh alleges Rahul Gandhi invoked Guru Nanak Dev only for votes, says he should apologise for 1984 riots
India

BJP's RP Singh alleges Rahul Gandhi invoked Guru Nanak Dev only for votes, says he should apologise for 1984 riots

Rahul Gandhi said the Congress's thought of "unity in diversity" came from the times of Guru Nanak Dev. In a sharp reaction to his remarks, Singh said Gandhi's thoughts are actually in line with the Congress culture of divide and rule.

Supreme Court directs Centre to set up a committee to ensure devotees are not fleeced by priests at popular temples
India

Supreme Court directs Centre to set up a committee to ensure devotees are not fleeced by priests at popular temples

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to set up a committee to study how the temples across the country are managed, particularly with respect to facilities for pilgrims and utilisation of donations and offerings.

Operation Blue Star anniversary: 3 youths beaten up, detained for creating ruckus at Golden Temple as the ceremony took place
India

Operation Blue Star anniversary: 3 youths beaten up, detained for creating ruckus at Golden Temple as the ceremony took place

Three youths who were trying to disrupt the ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star in the Golden Temple were roughed up by members of the SGPC and detained by police, officials said.

Clash over anti-India slogans at Golden Temple commemoration of 'Operation Blue Star'; situation brought under control by police
India

Clash over anti-India slogans at Golden Temple commemoration of 'Operation Blue Star'; situation brought under control by police

Brandishing of swords and use of sticks was witnessed during a ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of 'Operation Blue Star' in the Golden Temple complex.

Subramanian Swamy says Operation Bluestar was mischievous blunder, describes 1984 anti-Sikh riots as genocide
India

Subramanian Swamy says Operation Bluestar was mischievous blunder, describes 1984 anti-Sikh riots as genocide

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said Operation Bluestar, carried out by the Indian Army in 1984, was a "mischievous blunder".

Justin Trudeau in India updates: India, Canada hail friendship in statement, Modi says won't tolerate those who challenge unity
India

Justin Trudeau in India updates: India, Canada hail friendship in statement, Modi says won't tolerate those who challenge unity

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, a day after controversy erupted over a Khalistani leader's dinner invitation with the former.

Canadian journalist, a staunch Modi critic, part of Justin Trudeau's delegation: Another thorn in India-Canada ties
India

Canadian journalist, a staunch Modi critic, part of Justin Trudeau's delegation: Another thorn in India-Canada ties

Even as Narendra Modi and Justin Trudeau are finally meeting in New Delhi, yet another fact has come to light which may prove to strain India-Canada ties.

Justin Trudeau in India: Canadian PM meets Punjab CM Amarinder Singh; visits Golden Temple
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Justin Trudeau in India: Canadian PM meets Punjab CM Amarinder Singh; visits Golden Temple

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived at Amritsar where he paid obeisance at the Golden Temple, and later met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh

Justin Trudeau in India: Canadian PM visits Golden Temple, holds one-to-one meet with Amarinder Singh in Amritsar
India

Justin Trudeau in India: Canadian PM visits Golden Temple, holds one-to-one meet with Amarinder Singh in Amritsar

Justin Trudeau offered prayers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and had a meeting with Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday.

Justin Trudeau in India updates: Canadian PM's meet with Amarinder Singh ends; Khalistan, trade, agriculture discussed
India

Justin Trudeau in India updates: Canadian PM's meet with Amarinder Singh ends; Khalistan, trade, agriculture discussed

On Wednesday, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau will pay obeisance at the Golden Temple. He will also meet Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.

Justin Trudeau arrives at Golden Temple in Amritsar, 1,500 cops deployed in holy city
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Justin Trudeau arrives at Golden Temple in Amritsar, 1,500 cops deployed in holy city

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived at the Amritsar international airport to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.