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High-rise buildings, hoardings around Golden Temple eyesores
Amritsar, January 9
Navjot Singh Sidhu, BJP MP, has stirred the hornetsí nest by raising the issue of marring the beauty of the Golden Temple in view of the high-rise buildings and the advertising billboards, which stare down on the devotees visiting the holy shrine, in its surroundings.
Huge hoardings on high-rise buildings near Golden Temple in Amritsar Huge hoardings on high-rise buildings near Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Power, fuel crises hit essential services
Amritsar, January 9
Public at large was a harassed lot following a strike by transporters and employees of state-run LPG and oil PSUs. Inconvenience for public aggravated with the imposition of long power cuts.


EARLIER EDITIONS


After much ado, Chheharta gets Rs 30 lakh for devp
Amritsar, January 9
The pathetic condition of roads in the Chheharta industrial area in Amritsar. The Chheharta industrial area, which remained no oneís baby for more than 45 years, can now hope for overall development as the government has cleared Rs 30 lakh - the estimated cost - for the purpose.




The pathetic condition of roads in the Chheharta industrial area in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar 

Majithia warns UPA on Amritsar airport issue
Amritsar, January 9
Punjab information and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia today warned the UPA government that if it failed to restore the international flights from the Amritsar airport, besides announcing other measures to keep its international status intact, the SAD-BJP government would be forced to launch an agitation to protect the interest of Punjab in general and the Majha area in particular.

Meltdown, strikes mar Lohri spirit
Amritsar, January 9
Children buy kites and dor (thread) before Lohri in Amritsar The Lohri festival, known for fun, frolic and harmony among relatives and friends, has been hit hard by the global economic meltdown and strikes by transporters and employees of state-run LPG and oil PSUs.

 
Lohri celebrations for 101 newborn girls


Children buy kites and dor (thread) before Lohri in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Gardened Galiara a hit with holy city residents
Amritsar, January 9
People bask in the sun at Galiara park around Golden Temple in Amritsar. Of late, the conversion of the Galiara around the Golden Temple into a garden has provided green lungs for the residents of the highly congested walled city. There is hardly any patch of green belt providing open space and fresh oxygen in the walled city except Jallianwala Bagh and small patches of gardens in a handful of the planned colonies.

People bask in the sun at Galiara park around Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

CM urged to implement revised pay scales 
Amritsar, January 9 The Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (PFUCTO) appealed to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to immediately implement the revised pay scales notified by the ministry of human resource development, a press note issued here today said.

Academyís seminar to raise voice against terror
Amritsar, January 9 In view of the current heightened political developments in the aftermath of Mumbai attacks, the Folklore Research Academy here has decided to hold a seminar on the menace of terrorism and the role of religions in tackling the terror.

Chanchalís rendition of bhajans mesmerises people
Amritsar, January 9
Son of the soil Narinder Chanchal got reunited with the city people with his passionate rendition of bhajans of Vaishno Devi at the Durgiana Temple on January 7.

Manuscript Man 
Preserving history scripted in paper

Rajnish Khosla shows the rare handwritten manuscripts, which he has conserved withAmritsar, January 9
Peopleís spoken and written language is their most important cultural aspect. In India, over thousands of years, manuscripts have been written in a vast number of languages and each in itself symbolises the history of the country.



Rajnish Khosla shows the rare handwritten manuscripts, which he has conserved with the latest technique. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Brailleís 200th birth centenary celebrated
Amritsar, January 9 French national Louis Braille, who invented the script for the blind, was remembered on his 200th birthday by the students, staff and management of the institute for the blind here.

Hindu woman cremated in Lahore 
Amritsar, January 9
History of sorts was created when Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians of Pakistan attended the cremation of Hindu woman Raj Rani (96) at the cremation ground of Lahore.

CM urged to implement revised pay scales 
Amritsar, January 9 The Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (PFUCTO) appealed to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to immediately implement the revised pay scales notified by the ministry of human resource development, a press note issued here today said.

Hotel industry seeks tax concession
Amritsar, January 9
The hotel and banqueting industry in the city has sought tax exemptions and other benefits in line of the concession given to the hospitality industry in the holy cities of Haridwar, Varanasi, Ujjain, Nasik, Katra, etc.

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