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MC for one-time settlement to regularize hotels around Darbar Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab: The municipal corporation authorities today submitted its ‘one-time settlement’ proposal to regularise over 125 hotels, guest houses and inns operating around the Golden Temple to the Local Bodies Department secretary at Chandigarh. The sanctity of these hospitality units was challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by a resident in 2010 while stating that these were illegal and ...

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Ten Thousand Pairs of Shoes

Finally talking about June 1984—30 years later—will honor the dead and protect the living. Thirty years have passed since journalists were cut off from Punjab, and Punjab from the world. In June of each year, Sikhs throng to gurudwaras to observe one of the most significant of their religious holidays. On this day, when even the less observant find their ...

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HSGPC Move a Bid to Divide Sikhs, Claims Sukhbir

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the HSGPC (Management) Bill 2014 was moved in Haryana Assembly today, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said any such move on part of the Haryana Government would be a clear transgression upon the power of Parliament to make such a law. Talking to mediapersons after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple here, the Deputy CM said, “The ...

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State govt doubles aid to Op Bluestar deserters

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has doubled the monetary assistance being paid to soldiers who had deserted the Army in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar in Amritsar, 30 years ago. The assistance to soldiers has been raised from Rs 3,000 per month to Rs 6,000, while that for widows has been hiked from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. A total of 121 ...

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US Based Organization Presents Report on 1984 Darbar Sahib Attack to UN Human Rights Council

New York, USA: During the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the US based human rights NGO’s presented a report and statement about the June 1984 military invasion of and massacre at Golden Temple. The report was tabled during Council’s session on “Interactive Dialogue On International Solidarity”. US based NGOs “International Educational Development” (IED) and “Association of Humanitarian Lawyers” ...

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