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Wagah Border
Wagah
Wagah
(Urdu: واہگہ‬‎, Punjabi: واہگہ‬) is a village located within union council 51 (Dograi Kalan) in Wagha
Wagha
Tehsil
Tehsil
of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The town is famous for the Wagah
Wagah
border ceremony and also serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan
Pakistan
and India,[1]. Wagah
Wagah
is situated 600 meters west of the border and lies on the historic Grand Trunk Road
Grand Trunk Road
between Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Pakistan
and Amritsar, India. The border is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Lahore
Lahore
and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Amritsar
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Wagah (film)
Wagah
Wagah
is a 2016 Indian Tamil action film[1] written and directed by G. N. R. Kumaravelan. The film features Vikram Prabhu
Vikram Prabhu
and Ranya Rao in the leading roles, while D. Imman
D. Imman
composes the soundtrack. Set in Wagah, the flashpoint border post between India and Pakistan, the film revolves around an Indian soldier who finds himself in a tough situation when he gets caught by Pakistani soldiers while safely escorting his lady love to her home, Pakistan
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Khyber Pass
The Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass
(Pashto: د خیبر درہ‎, Urdu: درۂ خیبر‬‎) (elevation: 1,070 m or 3,510 ft) is a mountain pass in the north of Pakistan, close to the border with Afghanistan. It connects the town of Landi Kotal
Landi Kotal
to the Valley of Peshawar
Peshawar
at Jamrud
Jamrud
by traversing part of the Spin Ghar
Spin Ghar
mountains. An integral part of the ancient Silk Road[citation needed], it has long had substantial cultural, economic, and geopolitical significance for Eurasian trade. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia
Central Asia
and the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
and a strategic military location. The summit of the pass is 5 km (3.1 mi) inside Pakistan
Pakistan
at Landi Kotal
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Partition Of British India
The Partition of India
India
was the division of British India[a] in 1947 which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India
India
and Pakistan.[1] The Dominion
Dominion
of India
India
is today the Republic of India, and the Dominion
Dominion
of Pakistan
Pakistan
is today the Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Pakistan
Pakistan
and the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The partition involved the division of three provinces, Assam, Bengal
Bengal
and the Punjab, based on district-wide Hindu
Hindu
or Muslim
Muslim
majorities
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Hussainiwala
Hussainiwala
Hussainiwala
is a village in Firozpur district
Firozpur district
in Punjab state, India. It lies near the bank of the Sutlej
Sutlej
river. The village is on the border with Pakistan, opposite the Pakistani village of Ganda Singh Wala.Contents1 The National Martyrs Memorial 2 India– Pakistan
Pakistan
border2.1 Retreat Ceremony3 Indo- Pakistan
Pakistan
War of 1965 4 Indo- Pakistan
Pakistan
War of 1971 5 Peer Baba Hussainiwala
Hussainiwala
ji 6 Gallery 7 ReferencesThe National Martyrs Memorial[edit] Hussainniwala is the site of the National Martyrs Memorial, which marks the location where Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were cremated on 23 March 1931
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Ganda Singh Wala
Ganda Singh Wala
Ganda Singh Wala
(Punjabi/Urdu: گنڈا سنگھ والا‬‎) is a village in Kasur District
Kasur District
in the Punjab, Pakistan. The village was named after Ganda Singh Datt. It lies on the border with Eastern Punjab, India. The Pakistani village, which was named after a Sikh man, lies opposite the Indian village of Hussainiwala, which in turn was named after a Muslim. The border crossing is now closed. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the principal road crossing between India
India
and Pakistan,[1] but was replaced by the border crossing at Wagah, a little further north. In 2005 there were proposals to reopen the border,[2] but it remained closed
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Firozpur
Firozpur, also known as Ferozepur, is a city on the banks of the Sutlej River
Sutlej River
in Firozpur
Firozpur
District, Punjab, India. It was founded by Sultan
Sultan
Firoz Shah Tughluq
Firoz Shah Tughluq
(1351–88), a ruler of the Tughluq dynasty, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi
Sultanate of Delhi
from 1351 to 1388.[2] After the Partition of India
Partition of India
in 1947, it became a border town on the Indo-Pakistani border
Indo-Pakistani border
with memorials of India's freedom fighters.[3]Contents1 About 2 Climate 3 Demographics 4 Religion 5 Media 6 Notable people 7 Notes 8 External linksAbout The city of Firozpur
Firozpur
is located on the banks of the Sutlej river on the Indo-Pakistan border. It was founded by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century
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Mahavir/Sadqi International Parade Ground
The Retreat ceremony (lowering of the flags ceremony) at Mahavir/Sadqi international parade ground like Wagah/ Attari
Attari
and Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial is a daily retreat ceremony ritual in which the security forces of India
India
(Border Security Force) and Pakistan ( Pakistan
Pakistan
Rangers) are performing daily joint ceremonial drill.[1] It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries' rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation. Overview[edit] It is on national highway no-10 and about 14 km from the District’s headquarters, Fazilka. References[edit]^ Khaleeli, Homa (1 November 2010). "Goodbye to the ceremony of silly walks between India
India
and Pakistan". The Guardian
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Fazilka District
Fazilka
Fazilka
district is one of new and 22 districts in the state of Punjab in India. It has 314 revenue villages. The district headquarters of Fazilka
Fazilka
District
District
is in Fazilka
Fazilka
City.Contents1 History 2 Location 3 Geography 4 Administration 5 Demographics5.1 Religion6 ReferencesHistory[edit] On 27 July 2011, the Government of Punjab created two new districts: Fazilka
Fazilka
district by partition of Firozpur
Firozpur
district, and Pathankot district by partition of Gurdaspur district.[3] On January 29, 1970 Mrs. Gandhi announced transfer of a part of Fazilka
Fazilka
tehsil and Abohar
Abohar
to Haryana. The final transfer of Fazilka and Abohar
Abohar
was to take place by January 1975
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Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad
Muhammad
Ali Jinnah
Jinnah
(Urdu: محمد علی جناح‬‎ ALA-LC: Muḥammad ʿAlī Jināḥ, born Mahomedali Jinnahbhai; 25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan.[2] Jinnah
Jinnah
served as the leader of the All-India Muslim
Muslim
League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death. He is revered in Pakistan
Pakistan
as Quaid-i-Azam (Urdu: قائد اعظم‬‎, "Great Leader") and Baba-i-Qaum (بابائے قوم‬, "Father of the Nation"). His birthday is considered a national holiday in Pakistan.[3][4] Born at Wazir Mansion
Wazir Mansion
in Karachi, Jinnah
Jinnah
was trained as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn
in London
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Lahore–Wagah Branch Line
Lahore–Wagah Branch Line (Urdu: لاہور-واہگہ فرعی ریلوے خط‬‎) is one of several branch lines in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan
Pakistan
Railways. The line begins from Lahore Junction station and ends at Wagah station. The total length of this railway line is 25 kilometers (16 mi). There are 6 railway stations from Lahore Junction to Wagah. The original line continued on to Amritsar. Today the line is used for the Samjhauta Express train.[2] See also[edit]Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line Railway Lines in PakistanReferences[edit]^ Pakistan
Pakistan
Railways: A Performance Analysis - Citizens’ Periodic Reports on the Performance of State Institutions (PDF). Islamabad: PILDAT. December 2015. p. 21. ISBN 978-969-558-589-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2016
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Operation Zarb-e-Azb
Islamic Republic of Pakistan Pakistan
Pakistan
Army Pakistan
Pakistan
Air Force Pakistan
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BBC News
BBC
BBC
News is an operational business division[1] of the British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs
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Attari
Attari
Attari
(Punjabi: ਅਟਾਰੀ), also spelled Atari, is a village of Amritsar District
Amritsar District
in the Punjab state of India, 3 km from the Indo-Pakistani border
Indo-Pakistani border
at Wagah
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Wikinews
Wikinews
Wikinews
is a free-content news source wiki and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation
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Michael Palin
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS (pronounced /ˈpeɪlɪn/; born 5 May 1943)[1] is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python
Monty Python
and later made a number of travel documentaries. Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
Show, The Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack
Lumberjack
Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance". Palin continued to work with Jones after Python, co-writing Ripping Yarns
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