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Punjab: Kartarpur Corridor bridges Partition gulf as state remembers Baba Nanak's message

As Sikhs celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Pakistan allowed unprecedented access to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the place where the founder of their faith spent his final years. Pilgrims visiting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur often peer into binoculars installed there to gaze in reverence upon Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan.

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  • The petition filed by West Bengal resident Israrul Haque Mondal has also challenged changes made in the passport and foreigner rules of 2015 and 2016, allowing non-Muslim refugees from Pak, Bangladesh and Afghanistan fleeing religious prosecution to stay on even though they may have entered the country illegally.

    Over the decades, these erstwhile refugees have not only been seamlessly integrated but many have risen spectacularly.

    “The total number of families included in the rehabilitation package are 41,684. Rs 5.5 lakh per family is being transferred to bank accounts of these beneficiaries after seeking details from the state administration,” an MHA official told ET.

    The leading constituent in Maharashtra's ruling coalition said it had always respected Indira Gandhi, who it said, had a towering and strong personality. Whenever there were attempts to malign her image, the Shiv Sena acted as a shield. She was a powerful leader who split Pakistan and avenged Partition, the Marathi daily said.

    The idea that the current colonial building has done its time seems misguided and entirely out of sync with the reality of architectural possibilities.

    Any unregistered drone operated beyond January 31 will invite penal action, said the order issued by the aviation ministry. It said the presence of unregistered drones had come to the notice of the government and operating them violates the norms prescribed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

    According to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, to escape religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday strongly defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), prompting West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to opt out of the Kolkata Port Trust function later in the day.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a section of the youth is being misguided about the Citizenship Amendment Act and asserted that it will not take away anybody's citizenship. Modi also said whoever has faith in India and believes in its Constitution can become an Indian citizen. Modi said that some people with political interests are deliberately spreading rumours about the new citizenship law.

    "I would like to ask the Congress and the tukde tukde gang whether Rohingyas, Pakistani infiltrators should be given citizenship? And should Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan be denied citizenship? If they have courage, they should answer in yes or no," Singh said.

    There have been protests all over the region, the Asom Gana Parishad has walked out of the Sarbanand Sonowal ministry in Assam and the Meghalaya chief minister has expressed his government’s displeasure to the Centre.

    In a blog on Linkedin, Raghuram Rajan said the news of a gang of masked assailants breaking into one of India's leading universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and then going on a rampage for hours, attacking students and faculty, entirely undisturbed by the police, is "worrisome".

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