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Indian and Pakistani devotees at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, on November 09, 2019.(HT archive)

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

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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”
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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)

Pakistani team to meet Indian authorities at Dera Baba Nanak for building bridge in Kartarpur Corridor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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
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Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.
Joiginder Paul with Krishna Paul together in their life’s journey.

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

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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
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CM reviews measures to tackle coronavirus; rapid response team set up

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:32 PM IST
A control room has been established in each district, with District Rapid Response Teams to maintain a 24X7 strict vigil.
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2 Gurdaspur cops held with 6gm heroin

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Batala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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Kartarpur corridor: Pilgrims barred from carrying ration for langar

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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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Corridor wish fulfilled, Wadala-led jatha heads to Kartarpur gurdwara

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur, Dera Baba Nanak (gurdaspur)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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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)

Centre eases cash limit for pilgrims visiting Kartarpur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dera Baba Nanak
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 05:22 AM IST
Earlier, a maximum amount of Rs 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 Rs 25,000.
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No transport facility on 4km NH leading to Kartarpur Corridor

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Dera Baba Nanak
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:33 AM IST
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Gurdaspur Akali Dal vice-president Dalbir Singh(HT PHOTO)
Gurdaspur Akali Dal vice-president Dalbir Singh(HT PHOTO)

Akali Dal leader shot dead in Batala village, legs chopped off

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Batala
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:37 PM IST
The incident occurred at Dhilwan village in Dera Baba Nanak area, police said
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Kartarpur Corridor: Only 700 pilgrims cross over to Kartarpur despite fee waiver on Parkash Purb

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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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Polio vaccination a must for pilgrims visiting Kartarpur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The vaccination is being carried out at the integrated check-post (ICP), Dera Baba Nanak.
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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)

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

By Anil Sharma and Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India | Dera Baba Nanak
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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.
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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)

Kartarpur corridor opening paves way for interfaith harmony: UNSG

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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.
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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)

PM Modi opens historic pilgrimage to Kartarpur Corridor

By Navneet Sharma | Hindustan Times, Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur)
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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.
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Allow Pak Sikhs to visit Dera Baba Nanak: Takht jathedar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Kartarpur
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:18 PM IST
The jathedar said Islam and Sikhism have many similarities and both preach worship of a single God
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Manmohan: Corridor to improve Indo-Pak ties

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Kartarpur
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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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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)

Kartarpur Corridor opening testimony to Pak’s commitment to regional peace: PM Imran Khan

By Press Trust of India | Kartarpur, Pakistan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
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.
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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)

Kartarpur to open for pilgrims today amid last-minute snarls

By Rezaul H Laskar and Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 05:14 AM IST
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.
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All roads lead to Dera Baba Nanak

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 09:57 PM IST
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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Where past mingles with the present

By Nirupama Dutt | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 09:59 PM IST
The land between the Ravi and Beas was the final abode that Guru Nanak chose for a dera
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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)

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

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 03:15 AM IST
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.
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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)

Pakistan’s official Kartarpur Corridor opening video has Bhindranwale’s poster

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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.
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SAD mobilising workers for Kartarpur corridor inaugural function

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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.
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All-party meeting resolves to celebrate Parkash Purb jointly

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:08 AM IST
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
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Dera Baba Nanak
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 02:16 PM IST
The well-equipped tented city will accommodate 3,500 pilgrims in 544 European style tents, 100 Swiss cottages and 20 Darbar style abodes
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Harsimrat dissociates herself from ‘Capt-led jatha’ to Kartarpur

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:13 PM IST
This comes on the day Centre shares a list of 575 pilgrims for the ‘inaugural jatha’ comprising the Union minister, ex-PM Manmohan Singh, pointing towards a fresh row between Amarinder govt and SAD
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The Kartarpur Corridor, which will open next month, has catapulted the otherwise sleepy town of Dera Baba Nanak as a port of trans-border pilgrimage.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT File Photo)
The Kartarpur Corridor, which will open next month, has catapulted the otherwise sleepy town of Dera Baba Nanak as a port of trans-border pilgrimage.(Sameer Sehgal/ HT File Photo)

Kartarpur Corridor puts Dera Baba Nanak on road to progress

By Surjit Singh | Dera Baba Nanak(Gurdaspur)
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 06:37 AM IST
India and Pakistan on Thursday signed an agreement for operationalising the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims visa-free access to the gurdwara built at the site in Pakistani Punjab where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, spent the last years of his life.
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