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Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal’s London Steel Tower Losing Money

Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal’s London Steel Tower Losing Money

LONDON – One of London’s newer landmarks, the Arcelor Mittal Orbit designed by British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor to mark the 2012 Olympic Games in the city, is losing nearly 10,000 pounds a week as tourist numbers fall short of expectations. The so-called “curly-wurly” was built with the help of 16 million pounds from London-based NRI […]

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Zero Tax To Fetch Punjab Rs 8,000 Crore In Food Processing Sector

Zero Tax To Fetch Punjab Rs 8,000 Crore In Food Processing Sector

MOHALI – The “zero tax” announcement on new food processing units by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal managed to bring in Rs 8,000 crore investment for the state on the first day of the summit here. The state government announced that a total of 55 investors from across the country and abroad had signed memorandums […]

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SGPC Continues To Backtrack By Revoking Six More Suspensions After Reinstating Panj Pyaras

SGPC Continues To Backtrack By Revoking Six More Suspensions After Reinstating Panj Pyaras

The move is likely to prevent the Panj Pyaras’ meeting, thus giving the SGPC time to deal with their demand for Takht heads’ removal AMRITSAR – Two days after it revoked the suspension of Panj Pyaras (the five beloved ones), the SGPC today reinstated its six other employees, including two secretaries, who were suspended for […]

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Sacrilege Row Simmers As Activists Seek Adampur Case Probe

Sacrilege Row Simmers As Activists Seek Adampur Case Probe

JALANDHAR – Sikh activists blocked the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road at Adampur for 2.5 hours demanding a thorough probe into the recent sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Ghariyal village near here. About 500 protesters began a peaceful gathering at Daroli Road at 9 am, but moved to Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur Road to block the highway at 12.30 pm. […]

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Punjab Rolls Out Red Carpet to investors

Punjab Rolls Out Red Carpet to investors

CHANDIGARH – As the second edition of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit took place this week with a galaxy of top industrialists from top Indian conglomerates descending here to participate in the summit. Punjab’s industrial policy of 2013, which heralded a wave of industrial investment in the state two years ago, is now attracting foreign […]

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Woman Aleges Gang-Rape

Woman Aleges Gang-Rape

ABOHAR – A girl of Kotha Pakki border village in Sriganganagar has alleged she was gang-raped by two persons who had offered her a lift on Tuesday. The victim told the police that she was waiting to board a bus for Hanumangarh on Tuesday when a car halted at the Sukhadia Circle. Its occupants offered […]

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Debt-Ridden Farmer Ends Life

Debt-Ridden Farmer Ends Life

SANGRUR – A 27-year-old debt-ridden farmer, Gursewak Singh, of Cheema Mandi, about 15 km from Sunam, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in his field last evening. He is survived by his wife and a four-year-old daughter. Kulwinder Singh, a relative of the deceased, said Gursewak was under a debt. Besides, his standing […]

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Gurdwaras Rush To Install CCTV Cameras After Guru Granth Sahib Desecration

Gurdwaras Rush To Install CCTV Cameras After Guru Granth Sahib Desecration

CHANDIGARH – Perturbed over the desecration incidents in the state, managements of hundreds of gurdwaras, temples and other religious places are going in for a massive exercise involving installation of thousands of CCTV cameras to keep an eye on religious premises and to ward off any untoward incidents. “We are being bombarded with queries from […]

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Bollywood Song Shoot At Golden Temple Plaza Stopped After Mass Complaints

Bollywood Song Shoot At Golden Temple Plaza Stopped After Mass Complaints

AMRITSAR – The SGPC, after massive complaints from Sikh Sangat, stopped the shooting of a song at the Golden Temple entrance plaza. The move came after pictures of the shooting surfaced on social media. Hollywood actress Lauren Gottlieb was seen shooting for the song at the newly constructed plaza. The dance sequence was shot for […]

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Basmati Farmers Stop Auction, Allege Traders, Millers Exploiting Them

Basmati Farmers Stop Auction, Allege Traders, Millers Exploiting Them

FAZILKA – Hundreds of local basmati growers have refused to sell pusa 1121 variety of basmati, alleging cartels were exploiting them at the grain market. They further alleged the government had failed to ensure a remunerative price for them. Farmers took out a protest march in the local grain market and staged a dharna outside […]

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