Around 211 people returned to India on November 23 via Attari-Wagah Border as they were stranded in Pakistan due to the COVID-19 situation. The returnees united with their families after a long gap of around 8 months. Hina, a returnee said, "I went to Pakistan in March after my mother died there". The officials were seen deployed at the border for smooth process.
A CCTV footage shows the explosion in the truck, which was intercepted by security forces near Ban Toll Plaza in J-K's Nagrota where four terrorists were killed by the security forces on November 19. The driver of the truck managed to escape. Four terrorists were gunned down and two police constables sustained injuries in the encounter at Ban Toll Plaza in Jammu today.
At least four terrorists have been gunned down and one police constable sustained injuries in the encounter at Ban Toll Plaza in Jammu. The encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces on the morning of November 19. The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was shut in view of the encounter. Security has also been tightened in the area. Further details are awaited.
Sindhi leader Shafi Burfat has accused Pakistan of being a fascist state imposed on historical nations through the fascist Punjabi military. Sindh, he said is a colony of Punjabi imperialism and a victim of its atrocities and tyranny. Punjab has continuously been exploiting Sindhs natural and mineral resources including the sea, the river, the national wealth, the lands, the oil, the gas, the coal, the ports, and the Sea Islands. These resources have been plundered by Punjab for the last seventy-three years with both hands as spoils of war. He along with other Sindhi nationalists has been demanding Sindhudesh, a separate homeland carved out of Pakistan for Sindhis.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's announcement to make Gilgit-Baltistan the nation's newest province has been met with fierce indignation in India. Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Indian territory and illegally occupied by Pakistan. The move may have been driven by Beijing wanting to safeguard its interests in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. PoK activist Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, defence expert Sushant Sareen and Pakistani journalist Ahmer Shaheen discuss the issue with Hindustan Times senior editor Aditi Prasad. Watch the full video for more.
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On the auspicious occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas, Sikh warriors demonstrated their extraordinary skills in horse riding in Amritsar on November 15. Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated to mark the historical release of the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, from the Mughal prison along with 52 kings in 1620.
Sikh warriors performed martial arts on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas in Amritsar on Nov 15. They also rode on elephants during martial art performance. Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated to mark the historical release of the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, from the Mughal prison along with 52 kings in 1620.
On the auspicious occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas, devotees offered prayers at Golden Temple in Punjab's Amritsar. Devotees also took holy dip in 'Sarovar'. Bandi Chhor Divas is celebrated to mark the historical release of the sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind, from the Mughal prison along with 52 kings in 1620. Nation is also celebrating Diwali today.
Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan has spoken on the ‘Love-Jihad’ law that has been proposed by some BJP ruled states. ‘Love is personal. Love and jihad can't go hand in hand. Who I love is personal and no one can have a say in that,’ The TMC MP said. Jahan, who has faced the ire of hardliners for wearing vermillion on her head, practising customs of a Hindu married woman, said that people need to stop using religion as a political tool. She added that some parties rake up such issues during elections and reminded them that India is a democracy and what you eat, who you marry are personal choices. Jahan also said that in West Bengal under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, there is no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, gender or religion and such the youth are not interested in such issues. This comes as some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam & Haryana are mulling an anti ‘Love Jihad’ law. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Indian-Americans celebrated Chhath Puja to worship the Sun God at various places in the US. People gathered in small numbers due to Covid pandemic at various water bodies. Devotees performed Chhath puja rituals at Lake Manalapan in New Jersey. The annual festival was organised by Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America. The event was attended by Consul General of India (New York) Randhir Jaiswal and his deputy. Hundreds of Indian-American devotees watched celebrations live on Zoom and other social media. The four-day puja see rituals known as Prathihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi, Surya Shashthi. Chhath Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar.
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Union minister Giriraj Singh commented on the issue of 'love jihad' and the plans of many states to formulate laws against it. 'Love jihad' is a conspiracy to convert Hindu women, alleged by some Hindutva organisations. Singh said that 'love jihad' is a cancer for communal harmony and the newly formed government in Bihar should make a law to penalise it. Bharatiya Janata Party governments in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka have already announced their intention to punish 'love jihad'. Watch the full video for more.
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