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At stake is faith
Sirmour, July 29
— Photo by S. ChandanThreat is looming large over the existence of Renuka Lake, the biggest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh, as the water body is being constantly used as a dumping ground by road construction agencies. The lake is being heavily damaged by debris coming from surrounding hills where two roads are being constructed.

A road to nowhere
Solan, July 29
With the Haryana government showing little inclination to improve the condition of the road that connects the industrial hub of Baddi to Haryana, the investors are left at the mercy of the union government.

Rough patches are a common sight on the Pinjore-Baddi road

Rough patches are a common sight on the Pinjore-Baddi road.
— A Tribune photograph


Kangra paintings to showcase Sikh Gurus
Dharamsala, July 29
For the first time, various stages of the life of the 10 Sikh Gurus has been depicted in Kangra style of paintings. Om Prakash Tak, the only artist preserving the traditional art, has created miniature paintings of the Gurus.

O.P. Tak with painting of Guru Ramdass at his studio in Dharamsala. — Photo by the writer

O.P. Tak with painting of Guru Ramdass at his studio in Dharamsala

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Waking up to climate change
Shimla, July 29
Climate change is the much debated topic across the world in recent times and belatedly though the ecologically fragile hill state is also waking up to the problem.

A workshop on climate change in progress in Shimla. — A Tribune photograph

A workshop on climate change in progress in Shimla

Bapu’s Shimla visits
The greatest Indian man to tread on this earth, the Man of the Millennium, is Mahatma Gandhi. He visited Shimla 10 times before India attained independence and never after though like phoenix he came alive in the trial of Nathuram Godse, which was finally decided on June 21, 1949 at Peterhoff that housed the Punjab High Court then.

Details of Gandhi’s visits at Shimla

Details of Gandhi’s visits at Shimla — Photo by S. Chandan

Providing succour to the poor
Chamba, July 29
The Yog Manav Vikas Trust, an NGO, with its headquarters at Banikhet, 6 km from Dalhousie, is committed to its mission of providing succour to the downtrodden and suffering humanity for the past seven years. Established in 2001 as a social charitable non-profit organisation, the trust is a brainchild of an engineer who has been serving in Chamba district for a long period.



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