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Tall Neglect
65 city buildings not safe
Jalandhar, October 23
The municipal corporation seems to have adopted a very laidback attitude on carrying out demolitions of the old, unsafe buildings in the city which can collapse any time, causing loss of lives and property. In a reply to an RTI application, recently filed by Om Parkash Bhatia, a resident, the corporation engineer-II has admitted in his report that even as there are 65 unsafe buildings in the city, only one of them has been demolished so far.

Designer ‘diyas’ for dazzling Divali
Jalandhar, October 23
With the festival of lights approaching, the local artists have started thronging city markets with their designer candles and “diyas” prepared at their homes. A display of such work was seen at the annual Apex exhibition organised at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall that concluded here on Monday.

Huge rush was witnessed at Apex exhibition held at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall. — Photo by S.S. Chopra
Huge rush was witnessed at Apex exhibition held at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall


Tomb of Kapurthala gharana’s founder in a shambles
Kapurthala, October 23
While the Kapurthala Heritage Trust, in association with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, last week organised the three-day heritage festival here, the tomb of Mir Nasir Ahmed, a descendent of legendary Mian Tansen, is lying in a dilapidated state.

Mir Nasir Ahmed’s tomb in Kapurthala.
— A Tribune photograph
Mir Nasir Ahmed’s tomb in Kapurthala

Nuke deal: Black protest by comrades
Jalandhar, October 23
On a call of the Punjab unit of the Communist Party Marxist (CPM) against scrapping of the Indo-US nuclear deal, hundreds of comrades held a massive demonstration at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall here today.

CPM activists take out a protest march in Jalandhar on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

CPM activists take out a protest march in Jalandhar

Young World
Social evils worry students
Jalandhar, October 23
A talent hunt was organised at the MGN College of Education. Social issues, including drug addiction, dowry system and degrading social values, were reflected through various literary and cultural activities. In poetical recitation, Jaspreet won the first prize, while Priyanka was declared first in declamation.



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