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Members and supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stage a demonstration with medical drip bottles tied to bikes as a mark of protest against rising fuel prices and against alleged wrong policies of the state government, in Amritsar.

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Members of District Congress Committee Urban and other congress supporters stage a protest against the hike in fuel price, in Amritsar.

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Farmers prepare to plant paddy saplings at a field, during Unlock 1.0, in Amritsar. Due to labour scarcity, the state government has encouraged farmers to switch over to direct seeding of rice (DSR) this year.

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Workers spread maize grain to dry them under the sun at a grain market, during Unlock 1.0, in Amritsar.

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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members shout slogans and blacken a poster of Chinese President Xi Jinping as they stage a protest against the killing of 20 Indian Army soldiers by the Chinese troops in Ladakh last week, in Amritsar.

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A woman views the solar eclipse through an X-Ray film, in Amritsar.

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A view of the solar eclipse as seen in the sky from Amritsar

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A view of closed shops at Ram Bagh after implementation of complete lockdown on weekends and public holidays by the state government due to rising COVID-19 cases, in Amritsar.

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Heritage street near the Golden Temple wears a deserted look after the implementation of complete lockdown on weekends and public holidays by the state government due to rising COVID-19 cases, in Amritsar.

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Migrants wave from a train as they leave for their native place, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Medics collect a swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 testing at Civil Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A medic collects samples from a women for COVID-19 swab tests at Civil Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A worker sprays disinfectants from a tanker in a narrow street, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants celebrate after Supreme Court instructed states to send them back to their native places within 15 days, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A nearly deserted view of Golden temple on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Police personnel stop members of various Sikh radical groups to enter Golden Temple on the occasion of Operation Blue Star's 36th anniversary, in Amritsar. A very limited gathering was allowed inside the temple due to ongoing lockdown during the special prayers.

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Police personnel patrol outside Golden Temple on the eve of 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Volunteers distribute food to migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh who had gathered outside the District Collector's office seeking arrangements to return to their native places, during COVID-19 lockdown 5.0, in Amritsar.

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Medical students hold placards during a protest against state government’s decision to hike the MBBS fee, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants from Chattisgarh who are stranded due to lockdown, make a plea to the officials outside District Collector's office to arrange transport for them to reach their native places, in Amritsar.

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Police stop members of Aam Admi Party (AAP) during a protest against the hike in the fees of medical institutes near the residence of the Punjab Cabinet Minister Om Parkash Soni, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Amritsar.

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Security personnel patrol in the heritage street of Golden Temple ahead of 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Commuters move through a waterlogged street during rain amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A man rides a bike with his wife during rain amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A migrant woman ties a face mask to her son while sitting on the roadside near the railway station seeking arrangements to return to her native place, on the first day of the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket players Abhishek Sharma and Navneet Virk train at the Amritsar Games Association Complex, in Amritsar. With government issuing new guidelines and easing many restrictions, including those on sports activities, in the fifth phase of the lockdown, the officials are hopeful of organizing the IPL in the later part of 2020.

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People take a morning walk on the first day of the COVID-19 lockdown 5.0, in Amritsar.

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Railway employees undergo thermal scanning on their arrival to join duty at the Amritsar Railway Station, in Amritsar. Indian Railways has resumed operations of 200 passenger trains from June 1.

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Migrants in a queue to board a bus for Amritsar Railway Station to leave for their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A man pays obeisance to the Golden Temple from the heritage street facing the holy place, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Amritsar.

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A migrant feeds his child before boarding a bus for Ludhiana to travel to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Sikh volunteers distribute sweet water (sharbat) among devotees on the occasion of the 414th martyrdom day Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Muslim boys greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A policeman clicks selfie with Muslim boys after they offered Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man offers Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A migrant woman gets emotional while boarding a bus for Amritsar Railway Station to leave for her native place in Bihar, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants wait to get medically screened before boarding a train for their native places in Bihar, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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People buy railway tickets from a counter at a railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A railway staff member gives a railway ticket to a passenger from a counter at Amritsar railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar. The railways opened its reservation counters at select stations for booking of only reserved tickets from today.

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Passengers travel in a bus after the Punjab Government resumed public transport services, during the lockdown nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants keep their luggage to reserve their spot in a queue, while they sit under shade, before boarding a train to Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A policeman tries to control migrants, not adhering to social distancing norms, gathered to get medically screened before boarding a train to Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Policemen stand guard near a closed gate as migrants, not adhering to social distancing norms, gather to get medically screened before boarding a train to Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants wave as they leave in a bus for a railway station, to board a train to Madhya Pradesh, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Medics working on ad-hoc basis shout slogans during a protest against the state government, demanding permanent jobs at Guru Nanak Dev hospital, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A policeman announces the rules for shopkeepers to open their establishments from 10:30 AM to 3 PM after authorities allowed them under specific guidelines at Hall Bazaar, amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A worker removes rainwater near wheat sacks at a grain market after heavy rain, in Amritsar.

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Sikh pilgrims, who were tested positive for COVID-19 after returning back from Gurudwara Hazur Sahib in Maharashtra, are discharged from Guru Nanak Dev hospital after fully recovering during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A newly-wed Christian couple ride on a scooter after their marriage ceremony during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants arrive at Amritsar railway station by buses to board a special train for Barauni in Uttar Pradesh on their way back to home, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrants stand in a queue at Amritsar railway station to board a special train for Barauni in Uttar Pradesh on their way back to home, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrant labourers wave from a train as they leave for Barauni in UP, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Women are seen riding on a modified cart with a man and child sitting behind them on the eve of Mother's day, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A security official wearing a protective suit checks the documents of British nationals before checking-in for a special flight bound to London, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, in Amritsar.

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Stranded British nationals arrive to board a special flight bound to London at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Migrant workers being screened before they board a special train for Gonda in Uttar Pradesh, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Devotees light earthen lamps in the premises of the illuminated Golden Temple on the birth anniversary of Guru Amar Das (third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism), during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Punjab police personnel inspect vehicles entering in the city at a check post after the government allowed people to travel to their respective destinations with certain conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Members of the Muslim community offer Friday prayers by maintaining social distancing during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Labourers are seen working at a brick kiln on the eve of Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Amritsar

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Volunteers shower flowers petals on medics to appreciate them for their work, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against COVID-19, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh couple wearing face masks in view of COVID-19 outbreak walks to a gurudwara for their marriage ceremony during ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A policeman wears a nameplate with Harjit Singh's name on it, in solidarity with the policeman whose hand was severed during a clash with Nihangs, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar. Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta today asked all police personnel to wear Singh's name on their chests.

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Volunteers prepare food to distribute among the needy, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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A security official wearing a protective suit checks passports of British nationals before checking-in for a special flight bound to London during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar.

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BJP workers shower flowers petals to felicitate the Punjab police personnel for their work during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Sri Lankan students of Lovely Professional University (Jalandhar) board a special chartered plane for their home country, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Slum dwellers, oblivious of social distancing guidelines, queue up to receive face masks from the members of the National Human Rights and Crime Control Organization during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Volunteers and police personnel distribute ration among needy people during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Labourers wearing face mask load sack of urea onto a truck during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Pakistani nationals wave at media before crossing the Attari international border for their country, at Attari near Amritsar. 41 Pakistani nationals who were stranded in India after both the countries sealed their borders to contain the spread of coronavirus left for their country.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered heroin weighing 9 kilograms during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar district.

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Punjab police personnel distribute sanitary napkins among women at their doorsteps during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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A man pays tribute to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, in Amritsar.

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An illuminated view of Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, on the occasion of the Vaisakhi during the nationwide lockdown, imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Devotees light earthen lamps at Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, on the occasion of the Vaisakhi festival during the nationwide lockdown, imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Farmers stand in painted squares maintaining social distancing as BSF soldiers check their IDs before they cross the fencing to check their crops on the occasion of the Vaisakhi festival, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in the Indo-Pak border village of Rajatal in Amritsar district.

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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers distribute ration among needy people during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Rajatal village, near Indo-Pak border about 40 km from Amritsar.

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A BSF soldier sprays disinfectant near the border fencing at village Rajatal during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Devotees stand in a queue to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Guru Teg Bahadur jayanti, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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A worker sprays disinfectant on a police vehicle as a measure to curb the spread of coronavirus, during the nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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SGPC workers spray disinfectant near Golden Temple during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Medical staff of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital stage a protest over the supply of alleged low-quality of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other medical facilities required for the treatment of coronavirus-affected patients, in Amritsar.

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Slum dwellers make flower garlands on the occasion of Ram Navami festival during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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A view of deserted Heritage street during the first day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, in the view of the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Police punish offenders for flouting the lockdown guidelines, on the first day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, in the view of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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Workers spray disinfectants on parked bikes during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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A worker sprays disinfectants on a road from a fire tender during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh devotee offers prayer at the deserted Golden Temple during 'Janata curfew' in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the deadly virus. The number of coronavirus cases across the country rose to above 320 on Sunday.

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A couple with a child walks in front of a closed PVR cinemas, in Amritsar. After ordering closure of all educational institutions in the state till March 31, the Punjab government ordered to shut down cinema halls, restaurants and clubs till the end of this month amid coronavirus scare.

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People celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colours, in Amritsar.

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People play with dry colours during Holi festival celebrations at Shri Durgiana Temple in Amritsar.

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Factory workers wear protective masks in the wake of novel coronavirus scare, in Amritsar.

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A Police personnel instructs tourists after being denied to witness the retreat ceremony in the wake of novel coronavirus scare at India Pakistan border about 35 kms from Amritsar.

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Farmers Gurmakh Singh and Lakhwinder show their wheat crop, flattened and damaged by strong winds and rains, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Truck drivers from Pakistan being scanned for COVID-19, at Attari in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actor Ashish Vidyarthi along with his wife pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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A farmer shows his wheat crop flattened and damaged by strong winds and rains, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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District Congress Committee members lead by President Jatinder Soni perform hawan to offer peace for those who were killed in communal violence in northeast Delhi over the amended citizenship law, in Amritsar.

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Renovation and construction work underway at Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, which will remain closed for public for two months, in Amritsar

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