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Restoration of gold work begins at Golden Temple; to take 2 months

Amritsar, Punjab: Restoration work on the interiors of the first floor of the sanctum sanctorum at the Golden Temple has entered a crucial phase with experts starting work on the damaged gold work. In the previous phase of restoration, the conservation experts had restored the precious art work on the walls of the first floor. Though the restoration of art work ...

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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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Cong: Majithia deserves harsher punishment

Amritsar, Punjab: Sukhpal Singh Khaira, PPCC spokesperson, today appealed to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to award a stricter punishment to Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, such as 50 lashes or excommunication, for his blasphemous speech. In a statement today, Khaira said: “By awarding Majithia a mild punishment, the Jathedar has lowered the prestige of this august and glorious institution. ...

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Shaheed Baba Bir Singh Ji Naurangabad

Baba Bir Singh Ji (1768-1844) was a Sikh saint, holy man and great warrior who practiced Gurmat in its purity. Being disgusted at the events that followed the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikhs talked of making Baba Bir Singh jee their ruler King or Prime Minister. After Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s death the anti-Panthic Dogra clan took control of ...

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