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Controversy courts Gymkhana Club
Some say club a shadow of its past; opponents deny it
It's a not-so-imposing building with parts of it almost unsafe for use. What is interesting, though by no means remarkable, is that the Jullundur Gymkhana Club has been courting controversies over the past few years.




Jullundur Gymkhana Club
Renovation work in progress.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra

Then: The club started at a small house at Model Town here. In the year 1954, it was shifted to the present building. At that time, it was dominated by officers. There was no parking problem.

There are 3600 members, who fall either in tenure category or permanent category. Officers no longer dominate it. The building now needs renovation badly. Parking problem has assumed a menacing proportion.

Roundabouts' removal stirs a hornet's nest
The move of the local Municipal Corporation to remove two roundabouts — Guru Nanak Mission Chowk and BMC Chowk — and its plan to spend Rs 60 lakh on installation of traffic lights and execution of other renovation works has snowballed into a major controversy.


‘The Queen of the Battle’ wins hearts of people

he Indian infantry is one of the most battle-hardened and combat-rich forces in the world. To commemorate the maiden gallant action of the force in the wake of the Independence and to pay befitting salutation to our soldiers, who have made the supreme sacrifices in the past, the Vajra Corps celebrated the 58th Infantry Day at the Vajra War Memorial here on Wednesday. Major General B.J. Gupta, Chief of Staff, Vajra Corps, and Lt Gen S.S. Sangha (retd) laid wreaths at the memorial and paid a tribute to the martyred infantrymen of the state. Speaking on the occasion, Maj Gen Gupta said that Indian infantrymen have earned the respect and admiration of their counterparts the world over.

Soldiers pay homage to martyrs at a Infantry Day function. — Photo by S.S. Chopra

Soldiers pay homage to martyrs at a Infantry Day function
Underground sewerage still a distant dream
ORE than 20,000 residents of four residential colonies situated near Maqsoodan on Jalandhar-Amritsar Road here are being forced to live in miserable condition on account of the failure of the local Municipal Corporation to lay underground sewerage system in the past two decades.

Sewerage flows into vacant plots in Maqsoodan area converting them into ponds
Sewerage flows into vacant plots in Maqsoodan area converting them into ponds


From the schools
STUDENTS of III class, Apeejay School, Model Town, presented an impressive show that was an amalgamation of dance, drama and music, that left an indelible mark on the minds of the spectators on Monday.

Youth fests keep students busy all through week
IT was talent all the way as zonal youth festivals were organised for students from Punjab Technical University (PTU) as well as for those from Guru Nanak Dev University.


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