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ewellery once owned by Maharani Jindan Kaur are among several Indian artefacts sold in auction(Photo courtesy: Bonhams)

Several rare Punjab-Sikh artefacts auctioned in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Jindan Kaur’s jewellery, comprising a gem-set gold forehead pendant (chand-tikka), gem-set gold mirrored roundel and a pearl-mounted gold pendant – inherited by her grand-daughter Princess Bamba Sutherland – were sold for £62,563 (the estimate £60,000-80,000).
Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Jhelum district of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be reopened after restoration.(HT Photo)
Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Jhelum district of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be reopened after restoration.(HT Photo)

US-based Sikh body starts restoration of Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Pakistan

Hindustan Times/Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Pakistan government reopened the abandoned gurdwara and the Evacuee Trust Property Board had unveiled a plan to reopen the gurdwara after restoration.
Rani Balbir Kaur in the play Rani Jindan.(HT Photo)
Rani Balbir Kaur in the play Rani Jindan.(HT Photo)

Roundabout: Playing the role of women in the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Two veteran actors of the stage and screen recall with joy the roles they played of the brave queens of the Sikh Raj and their resilience even in trying times
The Kartarpur Corridor, which links Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur to Durbar Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, was opened on November 9 last year.(PTI photo))
The Kartarpur Corridor, which links Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur to Durbar Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, was opened on November 9 last year.(PTI photo))

Pak to reopen Kartarpur Corridor next week, India calls it ‘mirage of goodwill’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Islamabad | By Rezaul H Laskar and Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted on Saturday that Islamabad is ready to reopen the corridor on June 29.
While Maharaja Hari Singh is remembered largely for the last few months of his rule, he pioneered several reforms(Alamy Stock Photo)
While Maharaja Hari Singh is remembered largely for the last few months of his rule, he pioneered several reforms(Alamy Stock Photo)

Retracing the rich history of J&K, writes Karan Singh

By Karan Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Both Jammu and Kashmir are unhappy with the UT status. Restore normal political activity soon
Superintendent of police Syed Ghazanfar Shah told the Dawn newspaper that the attackers were motivated and vandalised the statue “on the basis of religious biases”.(HT image)
Superintendent of police Syed Ghazanfar Shah told the Dawn newspaper that the attackers were motivated and vandalised the statue “on the basis of religious biases”.(HT image)

Radicals vandalised Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s statue in Lahore

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Security guards rushed to the spot and nabbed the attackers who were chanting slogans against the former ruler of Punjab.
Pakistani Sikh gesture in front of the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, leader of the Sikh empire at the Lahore fort.(File photo: AFP)
Pakistani Sikh gesture in front of the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, leader of the Sikh empire at the Lahore fort.(File photo: AFP)

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s statue vandalised at Lahore Fort, 2 held

Hindustan Times, Lahore/ Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Lahore/amritsar
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The nine-feet statue, made of cold bronze, was unveiled at the Lahore Fort in June to mark the 180th death anniversary of the Maharaja. Singh, the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, died in 1839.
The Nepal government will release three coins on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev(HT Photo)
The Nepal government will release three coins on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev(HT Photo)

A little-known story of Nepal’s Sikh connection

Hindustan Times | By Manjeev Puri
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 09:16 PM IST
The story of Sikh transporters is legendary in Nepal. In the early 1950s, hailing from the Jammu region, many of them personally navigated the newly laid tracks of the Tribhuvan Highway, and crossed rivers to haul their trucks to Kathmandu. They also started the first public bus service in the country, and have been active in the setting up of modern schools in the country.
The statue is located in an open space outside the Maharani Jindan Kaur Haveli, also known as the Sikh Gallery, in Lahore fort.(HT Photo)
The statue is located in an open space outside the Maharani Jindan Kaur Haveli, also known as the Sikh Gallery, in Lahore fort.(HT Photo)

Life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh unveiled in Lahore

Hindustan times, Lahore | By HT Correspondent, Lahore
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 02:11 PM IST
The statue is located in an open space outside the Maharani Jindian Kaur Haveli, also known as the Sikh Gallery, in Lahore Fort.
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)

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

Amritsar (Punjab) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 01:29 PM IST
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had sent 282 applications for visas and only 224 visas were granted, while 58 were denied.
Earlier, the heritage railway building served as a ticket booking counter and housed passengers’ waiting rooms.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Earlier, the heritage railway building served as a ticket booking counter and housed passengers’ waiting rooms.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)

160-year-old building razed in Amritsar for model railway station

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 12:32 PM IST
The central ministry of railway has sanctioned 12 crore to transform the Amritsar railway station into a model railway station.
A narrow passage, which General Dyer used to make his way to the ground along with his soldiers, has been left intact with bullet marks on the walls of few structures and a well in the Jallianwala Bagh.(HT Archive)
A narrow passage, which General Dyer used to make his way to the ground along with his soldiers, has been left intact with bullet marks on the walls of few structures and a well in the Jallianwala Bagh.(HT Archive)

Jallianwala Bagh: Massacre of innocents that shaped history

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 07:53 AM IST
A narrow passage, which General Dyer used to make his way to the ground along with his soldiers, has been left intact with bullet marks on the walls of few structures and a well in the Jallianwala Bagh. Many had jumped into the well in a desperate attempt to save themselves as the soldiers showered bullets at them.
Maharani Jindan(HT File)
Maharani Jindan(HT File)

Maharani Jindan’s necklace fetches Rs 1.78 crore at London auction

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 03:55 PM IST
A gold thread-embroidered, velvet-clad leather quiver and bow holder, almost certainly made for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, called the Lion of Punjab, fetched Rs 94.5 lakh (£100,000).
Punjab school education minister OP Soni, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, MLA Inderbeer Singh Bolaria at Company Bagh garden in Amritsar on October 15..(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Punjab school education minister OP Soni, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, MLA Inderbeer Singh Bolaria at Company Bagh garden in Amritsar on October 15..(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Punjab CM announces projects worth Rs 187 crore to promote tourism in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 09:44 AM IST
Foundation stones was also laid for five infrastructure projects worth Rs 127.86 crore in Amritsar.
The Museum of Peace was opened at the Sarhad restaurant complex, 2 km from the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar, on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The Museum of Peace was opened at the Sarhad restaurant complex, 2 km from the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar, on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Borders without barriers: Museum of Peace at Attari dedicated to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Hindustan Times, Attari | By HT Correspondent, Attari
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 10:47 PM IST
The country’s first open-air, story-telling museum has 48 panels depicting pre-partition Punjab in three sections, beginning with the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
The bust of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is installed at the Barakhamba Road traffic crossing.(HT Photo)
The bust of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is installed at the Barakhamba Road traffic crossing.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: The maharaja of Barakhamba Road

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 12:13 PM IST
A bust of Maharaja Ranjit Singh occupies a space of royal importance at Barakhamba Road crossing.
Maharani Jindan Kaur(HT File Photo)
Maharani Jindan Kaur(HT File Photo)

How Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s wife escaped British prison and led two wars against them

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:14 AM IST
Maharani Jindan Kaur, the widow of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the last Sikh ruler of Punjab, is once again enjoying a revival in popular imagination.
A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh the first (emperor) of the Sikh Empire is silhouetted against the clouds in Amritsar near the heritage street. ‘Empire of the Sikhs’ exhibition London displays glittering jewellery and weaponry, including personal items that belonged to Maharaja Ranjit Singh.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh the first (emperor) of the Sikh Empire is silhouetted against the clouds in Amritsar near the heritage street. ‘Empire of the Sikhs’ exhibition London displays glittering jewellery and weaponry, including personal items that belonged to Maharaja Ranjit Singh.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Empire of the Sikhs: Rare items on display in London exhibition

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 09:08 AM IST
Among the items in the exhibition that runs until September 23 are glittering jewellery and weaponry, including personal items that belonged to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and to his most famous wife Maharani Jind Kaur.
A painting of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Leopold Massard.(HT File)
A painting of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Leopold Massard.(HT File)

Death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh observed at Peshawar fort in Pakistan

Press Trust of India, Peshawar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 08:36 PM IST
It was observed for the first time in Pakistan’s history at the fort that now serves as headquarters of Frontier Corps (FC), Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
A view of Gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdala near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.(Reuters File)
A view of Gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdala near Rawalpindi in Pakistan.(Reuters File)

SGPC flays Pakistan for barring Indian envoy in Islamabad from meeting Sikh pilgrims at Gurdwara Panja Sahib

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 10:37 AM IST
The 266-member jatha went to Pakistan on June 21 to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dehra Sahib. Pilgrims were staying at Gurdwara Panja Sahib when Indian envoy was not allowed to meet them on June 23.
File photo of a Sikh Jatha leaving for Pakistan.(HT File)
File photo of a Sikh Jatha leaving for Pakistan.(HT File)

Ranjit Singh’s death anniversary: Sikh jatha to leave for Pakistan on June 21

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 01:02 PM IST
The programme to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been scheduled at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, where the tomb of the Maharaja is situated.

Earrings of last Sikh queen Jind Kaur to be auctioned in UK

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India, London
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 09:28 PM IST
The earrings, which belonged to the youngest wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, are estimated to fetch between 20,000 and 30,000 pounds (Rs 19 lakh and Rs 28 lakh)
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