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Govt to set up fund for prominent Punjabi writers: CM

Patiala, Punjab: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced a dedicated fund for the welfare of litterateurs, folk singers and other personalities who have promoted Punjabi language and culture. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the seventh All-India Punjabi Conference at Punjabi University here, the Chief Minister said it would be ensured that the families of such prominent persons were taken care ...

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Historic Ram Bagh Garden faces utter neglect

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the Union Ministry of Tourism has released a grant of Rs 2.32 crore for accelerating the conservation work of the historic Ram Bagh Garden — the Summer Palace of legendary Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh – it continues to remain one of the most neglected heritage sites. The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and ...

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Historic gates need immediate attention

Amritsar, Punjab: The residents of the town stand for the preservation of the historic gates of the holy city, which are crying for the attention of the authorities concerned. Vagaries of nature have taken a heavy toll on these heritage structures. Many gates have vanished with the passage of the time. Residents share their opinion regarding the preservation of the heritage ...

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Restoration work of heritage sites proceeds at snail’s pace

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced preservation of the holy city’s heritage under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), the ongoing restoration work on various key heritage sites calls for immediate attention. The preservation work at these sites has been going on at a snail’s pace for the past several years reportedly due ...

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Inspired by India’s culture, US professor writes books on Sikh diaspora, religion

Ludhiana, Punjab: For the past 40 years, I have been reading about Sikh culture and written three books on Sikhs and their religion. However, the topic of my first thesis was related to Sikhism, as it was the comparison between Harbhajan Singh Yogi’s followers and immigrant sikhs. Yogi told that his Sikhs, whom he called ‘Gore Sikh’ were following the ideals ...

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