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With little resources, ADA may prove a non-starter

Amritsar, December 23
Will the residents of the holy city ever get a fully planned and developed city with the constitution of the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA) or it would remain a distant dream.

DC directs banks to disburse advances
Amritsar, December 23
Deputy Commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu directed the banks operating from the district to ensure hundred per cent disbursement of advances for the various government sponsored schemes.

Privatisation of PSEB no solution: KSC
Amritsar, December 23
Activists of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) gheraoed the office of the chief engineer (border range), Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), for hours bringing the traffic to halt here today.


Recession hits festive season
Amritsar, December 23
Global economic recession, imposition of fresh taxes on luxury rooms and banquets among others have taken the sheen off from Christmas and New Year festivities. Consequently, only a few hotels and restaurants across the city are organising New Year bash.
Hotel Association secretary A.P.S. Chattha, confirming the development, said regrettably they would not be in a position to welcome 2009 as they previously used to do. Even as shopping markets across the city are decked with glitzy, eye catching colourful objects to attract shoppers, shopkeepers rued that the sales had failed to pick up so far.

Children express concern for wildlife
Amritsar, December 23
Tiny tots of the Sunshine wing of Delhi Public School present dance drama during the annual day function in Amritsar Students of the junior sections of Shri Ram Ashram Public School showcased a presentation on “Family closeness” and “Wildlife conservation” through song, dance and drama on the annual day here today.

Tiny tots of the Sunshine wing of Delhi Public School present dance drama during the annual day function in Amritsar. A Tribune photo

No danger to Punjabi poetry, say poets
Amritsar, December 23
A two-day symposium on modern Punjabi poetry titled “Is Punjabi poetry dying?” was held at the Mohindera House. No matter what the title suggests, the scholars seemed optimistic about the future of Punjabi literature.




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