2007

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Priceless records rotting in old courts complex

Priceless records of old cases, some dating to the pre-Independence days, in the old courts complex of the city continue to lie unattended as the administration is making last-minute clearances at the site for the proposed auction of the prime land.

Barnala municipal library lying in a state of neglect

Barnala, the hub of intellectuals and noted Punjabi writers, cannot provide a congenial academic atphere for its people, much to the dismay of readers who frequent the municipal library here.

ITDC to tidy up Jallianwala Bagh for tourism

The Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has decided to spruce up the historic Jallianwala Bagh memorial for tourism promotion. The ITDC will spend Rs 5 crore and has prepared a design to give a new look to the place and a presentation has been scheduled for January 15 to highlight the design details.

Guardians of law will now save heritage

Though the “Friends Of India New Zealand” (FOINZ) and state government agencies have failed to see their plans on preserving glory of Pul Kanjri ,once a bustling town ,associated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh materialise, the Punjab Police has adopted the border village for overall development with support of local people .

Distorting of Gurbani

Singers not trained in reciting the Gurbani are distorting its form and content, Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti said today.

Jalalabad: Founded by Akbar, ruined by encroachments

It is a sad story of a town losing out to negligence. It was founded by Mughal emperor Jalal-ud-din Mohammed Akbar. Even as many heritage buildings of the town have lost their existence, residents of this ancient town have encroached upon some invaluable sites. So much so that the nambardar of the village has been [...]