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A Border Security Force (BSF) official said that a decision is yet to be taken on whether the coordinated parade with Pakistan will be held this year or not.

No spectators at Wagah border on Jan 26, BSF yet to take call on parade

By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:19 AM IST
BSF officials say decision on conducting coordinated parade with Pakistan at joint check post will be taken soon
Police has put up barricades to stop tourists from visiting the Wagah border in Amritsar(HT Photo/Anil Sharma)
Police has put up barricades to stop tourists from visiting the Wagah border in Amritsar(HT Photo/Anil Sharma)

Coronavirus in India: Wagah beating retreat ceremony suspended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The restrictions were enforced after two residents of Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district tested positive for the virus in a preliminary test according to civil surgeon Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur Johal.
Representative image(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Representative image(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Asian Wrestling Championships: Global body throws lifeline to Pakistan wrestlers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Under its global development programme “Sports For All”, the world governing body for wrestling gave financial assistance of Rs 12,000 per day to three Pak team members.
The Golden Temple has impeccable management and hence visiting it is so hassle free and systematic.
The Golden Temple has impeccable management and hence visiting it is so hassle free and systematic.

Golden Temple, Partition Museum, Wagah Border and more: 5 reasons to visit Amritsar

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Mythologically speaking, Amritsar is also believed to have hosted the ashram of Rishi Valmiki from The Ramayana, where Goddess Sita resided and gave birth to her two sons. Coincidentally, the cities of Lahore and Kasur, across the border in Pakistan and founded by the legendary Luv and Kush are not far away from Amritsar.

WORLD KABADDI C’SHIP: Arrival of ‘unofficial’ Indian team in Lahore kicks up row

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Sports and external affairs ministries in India have not granted permission to any team, which is mandatory to represent the country at international event
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CAA fallout: Surge in number of Pakistani Hindus crossing Wagah border since Dec

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:08 PM IST
ON THE RISE 2,170 Pakistani Hindus have crossed over to India since December 2019, 100 in the first five days of February itself; they arrive on a 25-day tourist visa to visit Haridwar and other shrines after which many choose to stay on
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Pak repatriates 20 fishermen via Attari-Wagah border

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2020 11:07 PM IST
Sonali Bendre with Goldie Behl at Wagah border, Amritsar.
Sonali Bendre with Goldie Behl at Wagah border, Amritsar.

Sonali Bendre, son Ranveer walk the bylanes of Amritsar where ‘Goldie Behl’s dad grew up’, visit Wagah border, see pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Sonali Bendre went to Wagah border with her family including husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer. See her latest pictures.
There has been no word from the Centre on Sidhu’s request. But there has been a bundle of criticism from Sidhu’s party for his decision to attend the ceremony in Pakistan. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
There has been no word from the Centre on Sidhu’s request. But there has been a bundle of criticism from Sidhu’s party for his decision to attend the ceremony in Pakistan. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Navjot Sidhu’s Kartarpur sked is ‘crystal clear’, seeks Centre’s nod for trip

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 05:28 PM IST
Sidhu, who had travelled to Pakistan last November for the corridor’s ground-breaking ceremony, said he didn’t have a visa for Pakistan “at present”.
Border Security Force personnel taking part in the Beating Retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah border near Amritsar, August 24, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Border Security Force personnel taking part in the Beating Retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah border near Amritsar, August 24, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

Beating the Retreat ceremony: Leading the march, winning hearts at Attari-Wagah border

Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:00 PM IST
The Beating the Retreat ceremony at Wagah border, which starts before sunset, is led by a BSF assistant commandant and comprises 13 other personnel, including a sub-inspector and two women constables.
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)

AITA confirms it will seek neutral venue for Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:37 PM IST
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.
The international community, barring a few close friends of Pakistan such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, has responded coolly to overtures on the Kashmir issue(AFP)
The international community, barring a few close friends of Pakistan such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, has responded coolly to overtures on the Kashmir issue(AFP)

Pakistan’s response will yield it little diplomatically | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:26 PM IST
It may resort to terror to draw attention to Kashmir. India must be prepared
A passenger from India gestures to her relatives as she leaves by Samjhauta Express train at the railway station in Lahore, Pakistan March 4, 2019.(REUTERS)
A passenger from India gestures to her relatives as she leaves by Samjhauta Express train at the railway station in Lahore, Pakistan March 4, 2019.(REUTERS)

Samjhauta Express shut down, says Pak minister, India denies claim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:00 AM IST
Indian Railway sources confirmed that the train was stopped at Wagah border and passengers were stranded, reports PTI.
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)

500 more Indians allowed by Pakistan to attend Sikh festival

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:17 AM IST
The ‘jatha’ or caravan of Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah border crossing on Tuesday morning, the Foreign Office said.
Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th anniversary: Retired Army chief General Ved Prakash Malik (79) speaks on what we’ve learnt from the war 20 years on.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th anniversary: Retired Army chief General Ved Prakash Malik (79) speaks on what we’ve learnt from the war 20 years on.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

Pakistan won’t dare spring a nasty surprise, says former army chief VP Malik

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Vinayak
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:33 AM IST
Pakistan Army thought that Indian Army’s response to the intrusion in Kargil would be limited and would force India to come to the negotiating table, but that assumption was flawed, writes Lt. Gen. Hooda (Retd.)
It could not be immediately ascertained if the US support for the project will figure in President Donald Trump’s discussions with Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday.(HT Photo)
It could not be immediately ascertained if the US support for the project will figure in President Donald Trump’s discussions with Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday.(HT Photo)

US ‘encourages’ Kartarpur initiative

Washington | By HT Coprrespondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:56 AM IST
Work is underway to operationalise the corridor in time for the 550th anniversary of Sikhism’s founder, Guru Nanak, in November.
India and Pakistan held a second round of meetings on the corridor at the Wagah Border recently and agreed to a number of related issues that would go into ensuring safe passage to and from the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib to around 5,000 people every day.(AFP PHOTO.)
India and Pakistan held a second round of meetings on the corridor at the Wagah Border recently and agreed to a number of related issues that would go into ensuring safe passage to and from the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib to around 5,000 people every day.(AFP PHOTO.)

US reiterates support for Kartarpur Corridor, says will help build people-to-people contact

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 08:52 PM IST
The United States had first welcomed the corridor after its inauguration last November, on two separate days in India and Pakistan.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, along with their families, will join pilgrims heading towards Vaishno Devi, under the pilgrimage scheme sponsored by the Delhi government for senior citizens, the first trip of which will be flagged off on July 12.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, along with their families, will join pilgrims heading towards Vaishno Devi, under the pilgrimage scheme sponsored by the Delhi government for senior citizens, the first trip of which will be flagged off on July 12.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, kin to join Vaishno Devi pilgrims

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 04:24 AM IST
While the scheme will be officially flagged off with the departure of the first trip on July 12, Kejriwal said he and Sisodia, along with their families, will be joining the batch to Vaishno Devi on July 20.
The group comprises of 28 members aged between 12-27.(Instagram/v.unbeatable_official_india)
The group comprises of 28 members aged between 12-27.(Instagram/v.unbeatable_official_india)

Mumbai dance group wows at American talent show, win praise from Varun Dhawan, Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:52 PM IST
They danced to the Bollywood number “Malhaari” from the Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer “Bajirao Mastani”, during their audition round in “America’s Got Talent”.
Owing to the lengthy and slow bureaucratic and legal procedures, the fishermen usually remain in jail for several months and sometimes years.(HT Photo)
Owing to the lengthy and slow bureaucratic and legal procedures, the fishermen usually remain in jail for several months and sometimes years.(HT Photo)

Pakistan releases another 100 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 06:51 PM IST
Pakistan and India frequently arrest fishermen as there is no clear demarcation of the maritime border in the Arabian Sea and these fishermen do not have boats equipped with the technology to know their precise location.
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)

No talks on Kartarpur Corridor until Pakistan clears issues: Sources

Hindustan Times, New DElhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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.
HT Image(ANI)
HT Image(ANI)

Sleep deprived, choked, beaten up: How IAF pilot Abhinandan held off Pak grilling

Hindustan Times | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The official, who is part of a team debriefing Varthaman after he walked back into India across the Wagah border on March 1, said the Wing Commander was deprived of sleep, choked and even beaten up by his captors in Pakistan.
Three members of a family were killed in shelling by Pakistan in Poonch district Friday night.(ANI)
Three members of a family were killed in shelling by Pakistan in Poonch district Friday night.(ANI)

Heavy shelling by Pak in Poonch kills woman, 2 kids aged 5 yrs and 9 months

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Shelling by Pakistani intensified shortly after Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was repatriated through the Wagah border at 9:15 pm following two days of captivity after his MiG 21 was shot down.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has yesterday requested PM that he be allowed to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Wagah.(AFP)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has yesterday requested PM that he be allowed to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Wagah.(AFP)

Amarinder Singh’s change of plan on IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s welcome, cites ‘defence protocol’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 03:13 PM IST
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that the IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman will be released as a “gesture of peace”, two days after he was captured across the Line of Control after shooting down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 jet.
The Indian defence establishment was also mulling over sending a special aircraft to Pakistan to bring back Wing Commander Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan during an aerial combat on Wednesday.(ANI)
The Indian defence establishment was also mulling over sending a special aircraft to Pakistan to bring back Wing Commander Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan during an aerial combat on Wednesday.(ANI)

Pakistan ignores India’s request to send back IAF pilot by air: Sources

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Hours after Pakistan announced its decision to release Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, India conveyed to Islamabad that it wants him to be sent back via aerial route and not through the Wagah land border, official sources said.However, late in the night, Pakistan communicated to India that he will be returned through the Attari-Wagah border.
Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Varun Dhawan at Wagah border on Republic Day.(Instagram)
Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Varun Dhawan at Wagah border on Republic Day.(Instagram)

Republic Day at Wagah: Vicky Kaushal keeps the josh high, Varun Dhawan’s gravity-defying performance. Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 01:12 PM IST
Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Varun Dhawan were at Wagah border on Saturday to celebrate the Republic Day with BSF and public that had gathered there. See pictures and videos here.
Vicky Kaushal shared a picture of himself with the tricolour in hand on his Instagram.(Instagram)
Vicky Kaushal shared a picture of himself with the tricolour in hand on his Instagram.(Instagram)

Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam are high on ‘josh’ at Wagah border on Republic Day. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Uri actors Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam are in Amritsar to celebrate Republic Day at Wagah border. Details inside.
Two Pakistani nationals,(HT Photo)
Two Pakistani nationals,(HT Photo)

‘Couldn’t meet SRK, will return’: Pak national sent back after 19-month jail

Amritsar/Bhopal | By Anil Sharma and Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 06:34 PM IST
The two were handed over to Pakistan Rangers by the officials of the Border Security Force at 2:20 pm at Wagah border. Warsi went back after a 10-year jail term in Bhopal and Shah was in jail for 19 months in Amritsar.
Hamid Ansari (wearing a cap), a teacher at the Mumbai Management College, had entered Pakistan on November 12, 2012, to meet a woman whom he had befriended on social media.(HT Photo)
Hamid Ansari (wearing a cap), a teacher at the Mumbai Management College, had entered Pakistan on November 12, 2012, to meet a woman whom he had befriended on social media.(HT Photo)

Freed Indian Hamid Ansari reaches Attari after six years in Pakistani jail, family says time for celebration

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 07:11 PM IST
Hamid Nehal Ansari, who spent six years at Peshawar Central Jail after he was arrested on November 14, 2012, and sentenced to three years in jail in December 2015, was brought to the Wagah border where he crossed over to the Indian side around 5.30 pm today.
Hamid Ansari, 33, a Mumbai resident, was released from a Pakistani jail on Tuesday to be repatriated to India, six years after he was detained by intelligence agencies(Facebook/Hamid Nehal Ansari)
Hamid Ansari, 33, a Mumbai resident, was released from a Pakistani jail on Tuesday to be repatriated to India, six years after he was detained by intelligence agencies(Facebook/Hamid Nehal Ansari)

Activist Jatin Desai at Wagah to receive Indian Hamid Ansari freed by Pakistan

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Pakistan claims that Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari was an “Indian spy who had illegally entered Pakistan and was involved in anti-state crimes and forging documents
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