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King’s palace, a heritage club
The building as well as the Lumsden Club is part of the holy city’s heritage, says Mr Jawahar Lal Mehra, president of the club. The club was started in 1909 by Mr L.F. Lumsden, the then Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar.
The Lumsden Club in Amritsar. A Tribune photograph

NRI’s gesture
Ms Prabhdeep Kaur, who has been working as a registered nurse in California for the past 12 years, has still great affection for Indians.

Six months later, road lies in a shambles
The Amritsar-Ferozepore road passing through Tarn Taran was re-laid about six months back but already the road is full of huge potholes, causing great inconvenience to residents as well as visitors. The wretched condition also greets devotees and foreign tourists who visit the Darbar Sahib to pay obeisance.


Dalits still ‘cry for liberation’
Contrary to the government reports that ‘everything’ related to Dalits was progressing at a ‘satisfactory’ pace, their situation and living conditions in the rural areas of Punjab is miserable. The tall claims made by the government regarding providing of free and compulsory education to them remains a distant dream while their school dropout rate was up to 90 per cent by Class X.

‘Krishi ka Rishi’ attacks organic farming
‘Krishi ka Rishi’ Subhash Palekar, hit out against organic farming, saying it was not an alternative to conventional farming. It was more dangerous than and as poisonous as chemical fertilizers farming, he said while participating in the state-level ‘Zero Budget Farming or Natural Farming workshop organised by the Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM) and All-India Pingalwara Society (AIPS) at Manawala branch at Amritsar.

Sarais languish as owners await licence
Apathy of the local administration and rampant corruption in different departments has left owners of guest houses in quandary. The sarais (guest houses) are languishing as the owners are unable to get licences even after completing all formalities.

My City
Wither green spaces?

People of Amritsar are known for their enthusiasm to live life to the full. After bravely bearing the brunt of the Partition, Indo-Pakistan wars and militancy, life may have returned to normal but the residents will not be able to easily escape the pollution caused by automobiles and industrial units.





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