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Illegal hotels around Golden Temple become bone of contention for authorities

Amritsar, Punjab: The alleged illegal hotels around the Golden Temple have become a bone of contention for the local authorities. On one hand, there are stern directions from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which has summoned the Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner as well as the Senior Town Planner to explain their action taken against the illegal mushrooming of these hotels, ...

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Dutch couple sets example of honesty at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab: For Leny Rusticus and Will Pleizier, an elderly couple from Holland, their maiden trip to the Golden Temple will be always an affair to remember. Setting a precedent for others, the couple proved that honesty is the best policy. During their visit to the temple, the Dutch couple stumbled upon an abandoned brown-coloured wallet at the staircase around ...

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Community kitchen at Golden Temple, craving to serve

Amritsar,Punjab: The Guru Ram Das langar (community kitchen) at the Golden Temple is synonymous with the Sikh tradition. Langar symbolises equality as people from all walks of life, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, sit together on the floor and partake food. Countless devotees daily render their services with zeal to run the langar at all times. They perform sewa (free ...

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SGPC to display fireworks only for 12 minutes at Sri Harmandir Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab: Aiming to check pollution around the Golden Temple, the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) has decided to further slash the duration of fireworks at the holy shrine this time on Bandi Chhor Diwas (Diwali) on November 3. Besides, paper balloons with lights would be released. Talking to The Tribune, SGPC secretary Manjeet Singh and Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh ...

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Sri Harmandir Sahib entrance plaza to miss Diwali deadline

Amritsar, Punjab: Sri Harmandir Sahib Entrance Plaza project would miss the Diwali deadline set by the state government. Work on the plaza that started in May 2011 is far from complete and it is now expected to open only by February next year. Agencies involved in the work were planning inauguration of the sprawling open space in the plaza to facilitate ...

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