(Dehradun)Kanwar Yatra Cancelled :Covid 19
The chief ministers of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana arrived at a consensus to cancel the kanwar yatra this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The matter was discussed by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with his Uttar Pradesh and Haryana counterparts Yogi Adityanath and Manohar Lal Khattar via video-conference.
All of them agreed that the annual kanwar yatra, which sees a huge congregation of Shiva devotees in Haridwar, should be cancelled this year.
Saints and seers are also in favour of the yatra being cancelled to prevent huge gatherings of kanwariyas in Haridwar.
The chief minister said he had also spoken to Home Minister Amit Shah, who advised him to take a decision after thinking over it.
Rawat will soon speak to the chief ministers of Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan over the issue.
(New Delhi) Holy City Amritsar Included in Greenfield Expressway :Bharatmala Pariyojana
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari today announced the development of a new Greenfield connectivity to Amritsar City from Nakodar via Sultanpur Lodhi, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib as part of Delhi-Amritsar Expressway. He said, the road from Amritsar to Gurdaspur would also be fully developed and made completely signal free. With this, traffic would have option to travel to Gurdaspur onwards from Nakodar, i.e. via Amritsar or via Kartarpur. The Minister said, this greenfield alignment will not only provide shortest and alternate express connectivity to Amritsar city but also to other religious centres of Sultanpur Lodhi, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib as well as the recently developed Dera Baba Nanak/Kartarpur Sahib International Corridor in Punjab.
Gadkari informed that with this expressway, travel time from Amritsar to Delhi International airport would reduce to about four hours from the present about eight hours. He said, this would fulfil one of long standing demands of the people of Punjab. The first phase of expressway would involve investment of about Rs 25,000 crore.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways have taken up development of Delhi Amritsar Katra Expressway under Bharatmala Pariyojana. The alignment of expressway was firmed up in January 2019 and process of land acquisition was initiated. Recently, the issue of alignment of Expressway to Amritsar has been taken up by the Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and the Minister of State (I/C) Civil Aviation, Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri with the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari. The issue was also raised by Shwait Malik, MP (Rajya Sabha), Gurjit Singh Aujla, MP (Lok Sabha), Govt. of Punjab, Sikh organisations and other public representatives.
It is reiterated that Amritsar city was always an integral part of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway. From beginning Expressway was proposed as combination of Greenfield and Brownfield alignment in two phases.
Gadkari also requested Govt. of Punjab to provide requisite support to NHAI to expedite Land acquisition for proposed expressway in the State of Punjab.
(Srinagar)Burglars Loot Cash from Srinagar’s Jawahar Nagar Gurdwara
Burglars broke into the gurdwara in Jawahar Nagar area of the city through a window on Friday nigh They took away some cash from a wooden safe
However, the main currency vault could not be opened
PM Modi Greets Bangladesh and UAE :Eid Ul Fitr
In a telephonic conversation today with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Prime Minister Modi conveyed greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr to the Government and people of the UAE.
The leaders expressed satisfaction about the effective cooperation between the two countries during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Prime Minister Modi thanked the Crown Prince for the support extended to Indian citizens in UAE.
PM conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of the Crown Prince, the Royal Family and the people of the UAE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Prime Minister Modi conveyed greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh.
The two leaders shared their assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in both countries. The leaders also discussed the COVID pandemic situation and the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in this regard. Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India’s support to Bangladesh in addressing these challenges.
PM conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the friendly people of Bangladesh.
(NewDelhi) President of India Kovind Greets on Eve of Idu’l Fitr
In his message the President has said, “Greetings and best wishes to all fellow Indians,including those settled abroad, on Id-ul-Fitr that comes in wake of prayers and fasting during the holy month of Ramazan.
This festival is an expression of love, peace, brotherhood, and harmony. On this occasion, we reaffirm our belief in sharing with and caring for the most vulnerable sections of society.
Let us carry the spirit of giving (Zakaat) more vigorously at a time when we are faced with an unprecedented crisis created by COVID-19 virus. Let us also resolve to adhere to social distancing norms and all other precautions to stay safe and overcome this challenge soon.
May this Id-ul-Fitr usher in universal values of mercy, charity and hope in the world!”
Prez Trump Wishes for a Blessed & joyous Eid al-Fitr
President Trump And First Lady send best wishes for a blessed and joyous Eid al-Fitr.
In a message President Donald J Trump Says
Now more than ever we are reminded of the reassuring peace, uplifting love, and heartening fellowship that religion brings into our lives. We send our best wishes for a blessed and joyous Eid al-Fitr.
(नयी दिल्ली)ईद सोमवार को होगी,रविवार को आखिरी रोजा
दिल्ली की दो ऐतिहासिक मस्जिदों के शाही इमामों ने ऐलान किया कि शनिवार को कहीं से भी चांद दिखने की खबर नहीं मिली। इसलिए ईद-उल-फित्र का त्यौहार सोमवार को मनाया जाएगा।
शव्वाल के महीने के पहले दिन ईद होती है।
(Muzaffarnagar,UP) Idols at Temple Desecrated in UP ;FIR Registered
Unidentified miscreants desecrated some idols at a temple in neighbouring Shamli district in western Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place in Kheri Bairagi village on Friday