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China Calling
Local industrialists shift base to Shanghai
Taxes, red tape responsible for relocation, say businessmen
"Hindi Chini bhai bhai" and "the strategic five of the Panchsheel" may long have been relegated to the annals of history but China, of late, has started beckoning our business folks.







Kirti KesarAbout truth, social reality and poetry…
Literature has been the raison d'ętre of Ms Kirti Kesar's life. But it has never been 'art for art's sake' for this winner of Giani Sant Singh Puruskar, 2003, given to her by the Bhasha Vibhag, Punjab, for her anthology of poems "Mujhe Awaaz Dena". "A poet has a social responsibility. But at the same time, it's not that a poet has necessarily to pen down the bitter, harsh realities of life," she says.

National Highway project remains non-starter
Heavy traffic on accident-prone highway; authorities turn blind eye
Nearly three years have passed since the project of making the Jalandhar-Amritsar-Wagah Road on the National Highway 1 a four-lane road was first announced. However, till today, the project continues to remain on paper only. It was November 18, 2001.


People’s Concern
Streetlights remain non-functional in many localities
Residents allege MC indifference
The failure of the local Municipal Corporation authorities to properly monitor the working of the private contractors engaged in the maintenance of street lights in the city coupled with the "departmental shortage" of electrical goods has been a major cause of inconvenience for residents of several localities here.

Century-old administrative complex at Kapurthala declared unsafe. Kapurthala district administrative complex building on brink of collapse
It is a threat looming large. The century-old dilapidated building that houses the district administrative and judicial complex can collapse any day. Declared unsafe by the PWD almost a decade back, the building has developed many cracks in its roofs due to unwanted vegetation atop.

Century-old administrative complex at Kapurthala declared unsafe. — Photo by Pawan Sharma

Browse, borrow, buy at
‘The Browser’

The city is going the Chandigarh way! Well, almost. With The Browser opening its "bookstore-cum-library" here, book lovers would not have to look towards the capital city of Chandigarh to read or buy the latest books authored by Indian and foreign writers. "The idea is to give readers a wide base of books to choose from. And they don't necessarily have to buy a book to read it.

No sponsors for these Yoga champions
Their winning streak and game both await recognition
Strong determination and regular, sustained practice are the ingredients of success for them. They get up at the crack of the dawn and start the practice of Yoga, breathing exercises, meditation et al.



Furniture items being uploaded at Vishavkarma Market, KartarpurKartarpur furniture units
in dire straits

Industrial units mushroom, their profitability shrinks
Decades-old furniture business at Kartarpur is in dire straits. It has lost its lucrative edge and already those in this business are complaining about losses and masked unemployment.

Furniture items being uploaded at Vishavkarma Market, Kartarpur. — Photo by Pawan Sharma 



From the schools

  • Founder's Day celebrated

  • Inter-school cricket

  • All-India tournament

  • Gandhi Jayanti celebrated

  • Annual day


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