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New counters may end long queues for ‘parshad’ at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab: Devotees visiting the Golden Temple will no longer have to stand in long queues for getting ‘parshad’ as the SGPC plans to open 23 new counters, including 15 for ‘karah parshad’ and eight for ‘pinni parshad’, at the Golden Temple Complex very soon. At present, there are only three counters for the ‘karah parshad’ and two for the ...

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Approach roads to Golden Temple cry for attention

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the government demolished the shops and houses from Ghee Mandi near Jallianwala Bagh to widen the road, other approach roads leading to the Golden Temple are still crying for attention. These roads are in a bad shape due to the constant rise in number of vehicles, rampant encroachments, and stationary rehrees (hand-driven carts) adding to the ...

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Displaced during Op Bluestar, traders yet to be rehabilitated

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as shopkeepers near Jallianwala Bagh, displaced due to a road widening project, are skeptical about their rehabilitation, their apprehensions don’t seem misplaced if one looks at the condition of traders displaced from around the Golden Temple complex following Operation Bluestar in 1984. These traders have been fighting a legal battle for their rights for the last three ...

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Heritage makeover for corridor to Golden Temple: Sukhbir

Amritsar, Punjab: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today unveiled his plan to lend a heritage touch to the corridor (main approach road) leading to the Golden Temple by approving a change in its façade. The alteration will be carried out from the Hall Gate up to the shrine. In the city to review development projects, Sukhbir walked through the ...

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A first: ‘Sehaj path’ from Gurbani’s Braille version at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab: The foundation day of the Akal Takht, supreme temporal body of the Sikhs, was observed with fervor here today. The significant part was that for the first time, the ‘sehaj path’ was performed from the Braille version of the Guru Granth Sahib by Bhai Gurmej Singh. A visually impaired former ‘raagi’ of the Golden Temple, Gurmej Singh had ...

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