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Dera Baba Nanak erupts in joy over reopening of Kartarpur corridor

Dera Baba Nanak residents hail the Centre’s decision, saying the move to reopen Kartarpur corridor will boost local economy of the border town
The corridor, which connects the historic town of Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara which falls in Narowal district of Pakistan, was inaugurated on November 9, 2019, to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. (HT Photo)
The corridor, which connects the historic town of Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara which falls in Narowal district of Pakistan, was inaugurated on November 9, 2019, to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 01:16 AM IST
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ByAnil Sharma, Hindustan Times, Amritsar

Kartarpur corridor reopens for pilgrims

The visa-free 4.7km Kartarpur Corridor was shut last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Home minister Amit Shah said reopening it will benefit a large numbers of Sikh pilgrims.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interaction on Sunday with a delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and New Delhi, who submitted a request to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interaction on Sunday with a delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and New Delhi, who submitted a request to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 02:03 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India to Pakistan: Reverse decision on handing over Kartarpur gurdwara to non-Sikh body

According to a notification issued on November 3, Pakistan’s religious affairs ministry handed over the management of Durbar Sahib gurdwara to a “project management unit”
Indian and Pakistani devotees at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, on November 09, 2019.(HT archive)
Indian and Pakistani devotees at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, on November 09, 2019.(HT archive)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Pakistani team to meet Indian authorities at Dera Baba Nanak for building bridge in Kartarpur Corridor

The engineers will discuss the construction of a bridge on a low-lying stretch near the border on the Pakistan side besides surveying the bridge constructed on the Indian side
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Police personnel and residents near the Indian stretch of the bridge on the Kartarpur Corridor near Dera Baba Nanak town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab in November 2019. India built its 100-metre stretch before the inauguration of the corridor last year, while Pakistan expressed its inability to build the 320-metre portion in the stipulated time but promised to complete the construction in due course.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Roundabout: My Other Half – Telling tales of the storyteller from Sialkot

Urdu fiction writer Joginder Paul (1025-2016) gave a sensitive pen to Partition with memorable fiction such as Dera Baba Nanak and Sleepwalkers. His wife Krishna looks back at the man as she turns 90
Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.
Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByNirupama Dutt

CM reviews measures to tackle coronavirus; rapid response team set up

A control room has been established in each district, with District Rapid Response Teams to maintain a 24X7 strict vigil.
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Updated on Mar 06, 2020 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

2 Gurdaspur cops held with 6gm heroin

Batala Two constables, deployed with the counter-intelligence wing of the police, were arrested for carrying and selling heroin in two separate cases on Sunday. Ghiana-Ke-Banger station house officer (SHO) Amolakh Singh said a team under sub-inspector Balwinder Singh had set up a check-point near Khatib village and during checking of a car, recovered 3gram heroin from constable Satnam Singh, who was driving the vehicle.
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Published on Feb 16, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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Kartarpur corridor: Pilgrims barred from carrying ration for langar

Customs officials say they have been suggesting the pilgrims not to take ration along with them as Pakistani rangers have been ‘raising objections’
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Published on Jan 01, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

Corridor wish fulfilled, Wadala-led jatha heads to Kartarpur gurdwara

Over 1,300 devotees, who have been performing monthly ‘ardaas’ (prayers) at ‘darshan asthan’ here since 2001, on Thursday crossed over to Pakistan through the Kartarpur corridor to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib Gurdwara. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Nakodar MLA Gurpartap Singh Wadala, who led the ‘Kartarpur Sahib Darshan Abhilashi Jatha’, said the group was formed by his late father Kuldeep Singh Wadala to impress upon the governments of India and Pakistan to construct the corridor to enable visa-free access to devotees to the Sikh shrine, the last resting place of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak.
Published on Dec 26, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | By, Dera Baba Nanak (gurdaspur)

Centre eases cash limit for pilgrims visiting Kartarpur

Earlier, a maximum amount of 11,000 could be carried by pilgrims. As per the fresh electronic travel authorisation issued by the Ministry of home affairs, pilgrims travelling to Pakistan can now carry cash up to 25,000.
The Centre has eased the cash restriction on pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the Kartarpur Corridor.(PTI)
The Centre has eased the cash restriction on pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the Kartarpur Corridor.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 05:22 AM IST
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No transport facility on 4km NH leading to Kartarpur Corridor

It has been couple of weeks since opening of the Kartarpur Corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur, last resting place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan, but arrangements of public transport facility were yet to be made for the pilgrims on the 4km long national highway leading to the corridor.
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Published on Nov 23, 2019 01:33 AM IST
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Akali Dal leader shot dead in Batala village, legs chopped off

The incident occurred at Dhilwan village in Dera Baba Nanak area, police said
Gurdaspur Akali Dal vice-president Dalbir Singh(HT PHOTO)
Gurdaspur Akali Dal vice-president Dalbir Singh(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 19, 2019 10:37 PM IST
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Kartarpur Corridor: Only 700 pilgrims cross over to Kartarpur despite fee waiver on Parkash Purb

Also, maximum number of pilgrims in a day was doubled to 10,000 on the occasion; most of devotees visiting Dera Baba Nanak confused over passport requirement, online registration
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Published on Nov 12, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAnil Sharma, Amritsar

Polio vaccination a must for pilgrims visiting Kartarpur

The vaccination is being carried out at the integrated check-post (ICP), Dera Baba Nanak.
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Published on Nov 12, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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Only 700 pilgrims cross over by Kartarpur Corridor despite fee waiver on Parkash Purb

Indian officials cited the online registration process and the requirement of passports to register as two major reasons for the low footfall for the corridor.
700 Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan to visit Darbar Sahib gurdwara on Tuesday even though Pakistani authorities waived a $20 service fee.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
700 Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan to visit Darbar Sahib gurdwara on Tuesday even though Pakistani authorities waived a $20 service fee.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Islamabad | ByAnil Sharma and Imtiaz Ahmad

Only 700 cross over by Kartarpur Corridor despite fee waiver on Parkash Purab

Youths are apprehensive about the visit as they think they will not get visa for countries like the US or those in Europe if they go to Pakistan, said a villager of Dera Baba Nanak.
In the first three days 897 devotees visited Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan through the Kartarpur corridor.(PTI Photo)
In the first three days 897 devotees visited Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan through the Kartarpur corridor.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Kartarpur corridor opening paves way for interfaith harmony: UNSG

In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the historic corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.(PTI)
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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PM Modi opens historic pilgrimage to Kartarpur Corridor

Modi inaugurated the trans-border corridor that allows Indian pilgrims visa-free access to Durbar Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan’s Narowal district, where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, spent the last 18 years of his life.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives 'parsad' after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab on Saturday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives 'parsad' after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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Allow Pak Sikhs to visit Dera Baba Nanak: Takht jathedar

The jathedar said Islam and Sikhism have many similarities and both preach worship of a single God
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Updated on Nov 09, 2019 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Kartarpur

Manmohan: Corridor to improve Indo-Pak ties

Manmohan arrived here as part of the first batch which also included Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and ex-CM Parkash Singh Badal
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Updated on Nov 09, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Kartarpur Corridor opening testimony to Pak’s commitment to regional peace: PM Imran Khan

The Kartarpur Sahib Corridor linking Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan was thrown open on Saturday, in a historic people-to-people initiative, sparking a glimmer of hope for improvement in the strained ties between the two countries.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran on October 13, 2019.(Photo: Reuters)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran on October 13, 2019.(Photo: Reuters)
Published on Nov 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
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Kartarpur to open for pilgrims today amid last-minute snarls

India and Pakistan will inaugurate separate sections of the corridor linking Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur to Durbar Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan’s Kartarpur today.
A view of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Friday, 8 November 2019.(PTI)
A view of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Friday, 8 November 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 05:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Islamabad | ByRezaul H Laskar and Imtiaz Ahmad

All roads lead to Dera Baba Nanak

Community kitchens, songs, prayers and joy mark the journey of pilgrims on the road to Kartarpur Corridor; it’s a happy occasion for the border area that has seen many seasons of sorrow
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Updated on Nov 08, 2019 09:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur | ByNirupama Dutt

Where past mingles with the present

The land between the Ravi and Beas was the final abode that Guru Nanak chose for a dera
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Updated on Nov 08, 2019 09:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNirupama Dutt

Ahead of Kartarpur corridor ceremony, India flags terror threat concern with Pak

With just two days to go for the inauguration of the two separate sections of the corridor by India and Pakistan, the people said New Delhi had shared with Islamabad specific threats and concerns flagged by security agencies.
A view of the illuminated Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, at Kartarpur, in Punjab, Pakistan, on October 30, 2019. (HT Photo)
A view of the illuminated Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, at Kartarpur, in Punjab, Pakistan, on October 30, 2019. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 03:15 AM IST
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Pakistan’s official Kartarpur Corridor opening video has Bhindranwale’s poster

Kartarpur Corridor is set to be opened November 9 with India and Pakistan holding separate ceremonies to mark the occasion which will link Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to Durbar Sahib gurdwara in Kartarpur.
Khalistani separatist leaders Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Maj Gen Shabeg Singh and Amrik Singh Khalsa can be seen in the background in the official song on Kartarpur Corridor opening released by Pakistan.(Screegrab from video)
Khalistani separatist leaders Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Maj Gen Shabeg Singh and Amrik Singh Khalsa can be seen in the background in the official song on Kartarpur Corridor opening released by Pakistan.(Screegrab from video)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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SAD mobilising workers for Kartarpur corridor inaugural function

Senior SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday held at least four meetings in the Majha region.
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Updated on Nov 05, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | By, Amritsar

Pakistan yet to clarify on passport for Kartarpur pilgrims, clear guest list

India and Pakistan are set to hold separate ceremonies on November 9 to mark the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, which will link Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to Durbar Sahib gurdwara in Kartarpur.
A view of the illuminated Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, at Kartarpur, in Punjab, Pakistan.(HT Photo)
A view of the illuminated Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, at Kartarpur, in Punjab, Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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All-party meeting resolves to celebrate Parkash Purb jointly

SAD, BJP NOT PRESENT Govt to invite leaders of all political parties, both state and central, for Nov 12 event at Sultanpur Lodhi; speeches to be restricted to propagating Guru’s philosophy and life
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 06:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Dera Baba Nanak ready to welcome 30,000 pilgrims a day

The well-equipped tented city will accommodate 3,500 pilgrims in 544 European style tents, 100 Swiss cottages and 20 Darbar style abodes
A view of the Tent city at Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur on Wednesday. October 30, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
A view of the Tent city at Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur on Wednesday. October 30, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 02:16 PM IST
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