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Session set to start, Kashmiris studying in Pak leave India via Attari

According to a Pakistan foreign ministry letter, the Indians, most of them Kashmiri students, were allowed to travel on September 10, but with a deadline of 5 pm, said an official at the Attari check post
Kashmiri students leave for Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Kashmiri students leave for Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 04:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Ban on visitors hit businesses in Punjab’s Attari

Hundreds of coolies, truckers and their helpers are already struggling to make ends meet since Pakistan halted trade with India in August last year
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Updated on Mar 07, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | ByHT Correspondent, Attari (amritsar)

Customs’ first canine training centre comes up at Attari

Constructed at a cost of 1 crore, the new centre has the capacity of training 20 canines at a time
Trainers at canine training centre at Attari border in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Trainers at canine training centre at Attari border in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

2 Pak nationals who crossed over to India in 2018 sent back home

While Mubshar Bilal was languishing in Hoshiarpur juvenile home, Sajjad Haider was at a detention centre in Delhi
The BSF officials handed over the duo to the Pakistan Rangers at the zero line around 1.30pm.(HT photo)
The BSF officials handed over the duo to the Pakistan Rangers at the zero line around 1.30pm.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Prevention of disqualification act to be amended to facilitate six MLAs as advisers

CM also launches facility to facilitate electronic movement of government files
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Updated on Nov 01, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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BSF shoots dead Pak intruder near Attari

A BSF spokesperson said the security force personnel spotted a man walking towards gate number 103 at zero line fence through the rail track at Attari
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Published on Oct 17, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent/Anil, Amritsar

India shares draft pact on Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan

The draft agreement was shared with the Pakistani side after a meeting between the two countries at Attari on September 4 ended with sharp differences on the proposed pact, the people said.
Construction work on at the Dera Baba Nanak district in Gurdaspur on August 26.(Sameer Sehgal/ht file)
Construction work on at the Dera Baba Nanak district in Gurdaspur on August 26.(Sameer Sehgal/ht file)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 10:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar, New Delhi

Kartarpur talks stalled, India blames ‘inflexibility’ by Pakistan

Das said India underscored the importance of ensuring a safe and secure environment for pilgrims.
The Indian side “urged them to seek political guidance and reconsider their positions”, this official added.(HT image)
The Indian side “urged them to seek political guidance and reconsider their positions”, this official added.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 06:10 AM IST
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New Delhi/Attari | ByRezaul H Laskar and Surjit Singh

India and Pakistan fail to finalise agreement on Kartarpur corridor

The understanding on the proposed movement of pilgrims was reached at the third round of talks between senior officials for finalising the modalities for operationalising the Kartarpur Corridor.
Pakistan also conveyed its “solemn commitment to increase this number to the maximum possible”, the people said without specifying the additional capacity. (HT File)
Pakistan also conveyed its “solemn commitment to increase this number to the maximum possible”, the people said without specifying the additional capacity. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 06:10 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Kartarpur corridor meeting with Pakistan today, India plans to close gaps in pact

The meeting will also review the progress made in building infrastructure related to the corridor and decisions made at a meeting of technical experts at the zero point on the international border on August 30.
A view of the construction work of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak district Gurdaspur on Monday. August 26, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT Photo)
A view of the construction work of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak district Gurdaspur on Monday. August 26, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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AITA confirms it will seek neutral venue for Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

After the Indian government scrapped the special status accorded to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the developments have kept the AITA officials and players worried.
Representative image: Indian Davis Cup players Rohan Bopanna (L) and Divij Sharan (R)(AFP)
Representative image: Indian Davis Cup players Rohan Bopanna (L) and Divij Sharan (R)(AFP)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 08:37 PM IST
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532-kg heroin haul: NIA gets eight-day custody of accused

On June 29, 532kg heroin and 52kg mixed narcotics concealed in a consignment of rock salt being imported from Pakistan were seized at the integrated check post (ICP) in Attari.
Jammu and Kashmir resident Tariq Ahmed Lone being produced in an Amritsar court.(HT File)
Jammu and Kashmir resident Tariq Ahmed Lone being produced in an Amritsar court.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 01:43 AM IST
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Samjhauta Express arrives in Delhi 4 hrs late after being halted by Pakistan at Wagah

The Indian railways had sent one engine along with crew and guard to escort the train from Wagah to Attari on the Indian side.
Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday.)(ANI)
Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday.)(ANI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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Pak halts Samjhauta Express at Wagah, Indian loco pilots drive train to Attari

Hundreds of passengers from both sides of the border were stuck for several hours waiting for security clearances to be completed following the disruption in the train service.
Punjab, Aug 08 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Punjab, Aug 08 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 02:53 AM IST
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Samjhauta Express reaches Attari after Pak minister claimed services suspended

Samjhauta Express crossed Pakistan border to reach India after it was delayed at Wagah in Pakistan for several hours this morning.
Passengers arriving at Attari railway station from Samjhauta Express on Thursday. The train was held up at Wagah on Pakistani side for a long time(HT Photo)
Passengers arriving at Attari railway station from Samjhauta Express on Thursday. The train was held up at Wagah on Pakistani side for a long time(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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‘Juttis’ hung on trucks used for smuggling drugs from Pakistan to India

The integrated command post at Attari has been in news over the past month, after the customs department seized 532kg heroin and 52kg of mixed narcotics valuing over 2,700 crore concealed in a consignment of rock salt imported from Pakistan.
Two men, arrested for smuggling heroin, were produced in a local court in Amritsar on Thursday. August 1, 2019.(HT Photo)
Two men, arrested for smuggling heroin, were produced in a local court in Amritsar on Thursday. August 1, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

50-year-old teacher held for raping 4-year-old in Punjab school

Besides the teacher, a school maid has also been arrested for destruction of evidence, said police said.
A 50-year-old school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl on the school campus(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 50-year-old school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl on the school campus(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 14, 2019 01:35 AM IST
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Biggest heroin seizure worth 2,700cr on Attari

The seizure was made from a consignment of 600 bags of rock salt. Officials said a Pakistani truck had returned after offloading the consignment at Attari’s Integrated Check Post (ICP) on June 26.
Customs (preventive) commissioner Dipak Kumar Gupta said a sack of the consignment was found to have white-coloured powder substance.(HT Photo)
Customs (preventive) commissioner Dipak Kumar Gupta said a sack of the consignment was found to have white-coloured powder substance.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma

Pak refuses visa to 58 Sikh pilgrims ahead of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s death anniversary

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had sent 282 applications for visas and only 224 visas were granted, while 58 were denied.
Pakistan on Wednesday refused visas to 58 Sikh pilgrims who wanted to go there to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.(HT File)
Pakistan on Wednesday refused visas to 58 Sikh pilgrims who wanted to go there to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.(HT File)
Published on Jun 26, 2019 01:29 PM IST
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Indian Customs allows re-export of Pakistani goods stuck at Attari ICP

The goods have been stuck at the integrated check post at Attari, which facilitates India’s trade with Pakistan and Afghanistan, after the Indian government hiked customs duty from 5% to 200% on products being imported from Pakistan.
The Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari.(HT FIle Photo)
The Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari.(HT FIle Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

1,898 Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi

After completing 10-day pilgrimage and paying obeisance at various gurdwaras in Pakistan, the Jatha will come back to India on April 21.
As many as 872 devotees had applied for Pakistan visa this year, 33 of whom were rejected.(HT Photo)
As many as 872 devotees had applied for Pakistan visa this year, 33 of whom were rejected.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 11:19 PM IST
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Lok Sabha election: Aujla struggles to woo ‘opponents’ within party in Amritsar

Aujla’s supporters say that he worked for the people of the segment during his two-year long tenure day and night and they will give him back by again voting in these elections despite the resistance by the opponents within the party.
MP Gurjit Singh Aujla(HT Photo)
MP Gurjit Singh Aujla(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | BySurjit Singh

Lok Sabha election: Ex-minister Ranike is SAD pick from Faridkot

SAD president Sukhbir Badal is believed to have experimented by bringing in Ranike to Faridkot to reign in infighting in the party and bring the local flock together.
Gulzar Singh Ranike(HT Photo)
Gulzar Singh Ranike(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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No talks on Kartarpur Corridor until Pakistan clears issues: Sources

India said it has “shared concerns and sought clarifications” after reports suggested that a pro-Khalistani leader was one of the members appointed by Pakistan to a committee on Kartarpur Corridor.
Pakistani delegation at Attari-Wagah border ahead of bilateral talks on Kartarpur Corridor.(PTI file photo)
Pakistani delegation at Attari-Wagah border ahead of bilateral talks on Kartarpur Corridor.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Kartarpur corridor: India starts work on integrated check post at Dera Baba Nanak

Officials say work will be completed before 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in November; technical teams from India, Pak to visit zero line on March 19.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan on November 28.(PTI File)
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan on November 28.(PTI File)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 01:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma

Duty hike on Pakistan imports: Truckers, porters struggling to make ends meet

Government of India has hiked the duty on imports from Pakistan to 200 per cent from 5 per cent on all items on February 17 in response to the Pulwama terror attack.
There are around 3000 truck drivers and conductors and 2866 porters and helpers, who earn their livelihood working at the ICP.(HT File)
There are around 3000 truck drivers and conductors and 2866 porters and helpers, who earn their livelihood working at the ICP.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 08:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByAnil Sharma

India disappointed by Pakistan’s shifting stance on Kartarpur corridor: Sources

Differences emerged during talks between India and Pakistan on the number of pilgrims permitted daily, the number of days the Kartarpur corridor connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib would be operational and a permit system for pilgrims.
Indian and Pakistani officials Attari-Wagha border during a bilateral meeting to discuss the Kartarpur Corridor that will connect pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Indian and Pakistani officials Attari-Wagha border during a bilateral meeting to discuss the Kartarpur Corridor that will connect pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 05:41 PM IST
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Kartarpur corridor: Visa-free access sought for 5,000 Indians a day

India sought visa-free access for 5,000 pilgrims a day to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan during the first round of talks on Thursday between the two sides on the Kartarpur corridor.
MHA joint secretary SCL Das (centre) addresses a press conference after a meet Pakistan delegates, in Attari, Thursday.(PTI)
MHA joint secretary SCL Das (centre) addresses a press conference after a meet Pakistan delegates, in Attari, Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | BySurjit Singh

At cordial Kartarpur talks, India seeks visa-free entry for pilgrims to Pak

Technical experts from both the countries will, however, meet on March 19, 2019, at the “proposed zero points to finalise the alignment” a statement issued by the ministry of external affairs said.
India, Pakistan talks took place at Attari in Amritsar to discuss and finalize the modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
India, Pakistan talks took place at Attari in Amritsar to discuss and finalize the modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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India to take up Sikh extremism issue with Pakistan at meeting over Kartarpur today

India will take up the issue of insulating Sikh pilgrims visiting shrines in Pakistan from pro-Khalistan propaganda when officials of the two sides gather at Attari on Thursday to discuss the Kartarpur corridor, people familiar with developments said on Wednesday.
The design of the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>190-crore passenger terminal building to be constructed for the Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur.(PTI File Photo)
The design of the 190-crore passenger terminal building to be constructed for the Kartarpur corridor in Gurdaspur.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 07:51 AM IST
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