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Farmers raise slogans as they prepare to march towards the Delhi border to join the sit-in protest against the new agriculture laws, in Amritsar.

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Farmers raise slogans as they prepare to march towards the Delhi border to join the sit-in protest against the new agriculture laws, in Amritsar.

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Farmers raise slogans as they leave for Delhi to join the ongoing agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Amritsar.

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A ragpicker works at Bhagtanwala dumpsite to clear the waste, in Amritsar. A massive fire broke out at the dump yard yesterday resulting in the loss of machinery at the site.

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A elderly women being administered the COVID-19 vaccine, during the second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive, at Civil hospital in Amritsar.

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A medic collects swab sample of a man for COVID-19 test at Civil Hospital, amid concern over surge in COVID-19 cases, in Amritsar.

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Members of Amritsar Distributors Association stage a protest against rising fuel prices and Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules, outside the Deputy Commissioner (DC) office in Amritsar.

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Members of various farmer organizations during a protest against the hike in fuel price and Center's new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Members of various farmer organizations during a protest against the hike in fuel price and Center's new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Members of various farmer organizations during a protest against Center's new farm laws, in Tarn Taran district.

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Lakha Sidhana (L), who is wanted in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day, during farmers' protest against the new farm laws, in Bathinda.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) president Balibir Singh addresses farmers during 'Mazdoor Kisaan Ekta Maha' rally against new farm laws at grain market in Barnala.

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Farmers request commuters to take an alternate route during the 'Kisan Mazdoor Rally’ in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation against the Centre's three farm laws, at New Grain Market in Barnala.

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Members of various farmer organisations participate in 'Kisan Mazdoor Rally’ in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation against the Centre's three farm laws, at New Grain Market in Barnala.

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Women participate in 'Kisan Mazdoor Rally’ in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation against the Centre's three farm laws, at New Grain Market in Barnala.

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Members of various farmer organisations block a railway track during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Amritsar district.

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Members of various farmer organisations block a railway track during a four-hour 'rail roko' demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Amritsar district.

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Residents undergo thermal screening before casting their votes during Punjab municipal elections, near Amritsar.

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Residents stand in a queue to cast their votes during Punjab municipal elections, near Amritsar.

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, in Amritsar.

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Congress leaders and workers raise slogans during a protest against the central government over the fuel price hike in Amritsar.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha waves at party workers during a roadshow ahead of the upcoming municipal corporation election in Bathinda.

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AAP Punjab Chief Bhagwant Mann during a road show before a public rally at Rajpura, in Patiala district.

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Farmers raise slogans as they block a highway during three-hour nationwide 'chakka jam' blockade of national and state highways, in support of their agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, at Golden Gate in Amritsar.

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Buses stand parked at a terminal during the 'chakka jam' protest as part of the ongoing agitation over new farm laws, in Bathinda.

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Students raise slogans as they take part in a protest against Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Jaspal S Sandhu, in Amritsar.

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People holding utensils raise slogans during a protest against the LPG and petrol price hike, in Amritsar.

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An Akali supporter shows his injuries after a clash with Congress workers, at the tehsil office in Jalalabad. SAD chief and former Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal had a narrow escape when his SUV got caught in the clash.

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SAD President and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal sitting on the front seat of his state government-provided bulletproof SUV, at SDM office in Jalalabad. Badal had a narrow escape when his SUV got caught in a clash at the tehsil office.

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SAD President and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal sitting on a dharna along with Akali supporters after a clash, at the tehsil office in Jalalabad. Badal had a narrow escape when his SUV got caught in the clash.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists participate in a motor cycle rally in support of farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Amritsar.

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Farmers take out a tractor march as part of the preparations for their planned tractor parade in the national capital on Republic day, during a protest against the new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Priests stand behind the Sikh Holy Book - Guru Granth Sahib - as a 'Jalau', a show of Sikhism's symbolic items is displayed inside the Golden Temple on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, in Amritsar.

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Australia's High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell offers 'sewa' at the Langar Ghar during his visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Activists of various organizations stage a demonstration to support farmers continuing their protest against the central government's recent agricultural reforms in Amritsar.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to Dr Rajesh Sharma, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Civil hospital in Amritsar.

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Devotees arrive to offer prayers on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal felicitates Faridkot BJP President Vijay Chhabra as he joins SAD in Faridkot.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers burn copies of the new agricultural reform laws as they celebrate Lohri festival during a demonstration against the central government, in Amritsar.

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Students, wearing traditional Punjabi dresses, fly kites to celebrate the Lohri festival, in Amritsar.

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Students, wearing traditional Punjabi dresses, offer groundnuts and sweets as part of a ritual to celebrate the Lohri festival, in Amritsar.

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Farmers on their tractor march towards Delhi, to join the main agitation against the Center's farm laws, in Amritsar. Farmer organizations have planned to carry out a tractor march on Republic Day.

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People take part in a candle light march to pay homage to the martyrs of farmers' agitation against farm laws, in Bathinda

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Kites prepared by kite-maker Jagmohan Kanojia at his home-workshop, ahead of the Lohri and Makar Sankranti festivals, in Amritsar.

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Police stop farmers as they try to stop the ongoing Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma's function during their protest, in Jalandhar.

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A rickshaw puller with the Tricolor during Congress party's protest march in support of farmers' ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Workers carry egg trays at a poultry farm at Chabba village, near Amritsar.

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A worker feeds chickens at a poultry farm at Chabba village, near Amritsar. Following the confirmed reports of avian influenza (H5N1) or Bird Flu-related deaths of migratory and other birds in the neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh, the Punjab government has issued an alert for any suspicious death of migratory or poultry birds.

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A worker feeds chickens at a poultry farm at Chabba village, near Amritsar. Following the confirmed reports of avian influenza (H5N1) or Bird Flu-related deaths of migratory and other birds in the neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh, the Punjab government has issued an alert for any suspicious death of migratory or poultry birds.

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Members of various govt employees' unions stage a protest against the state government over various demands including permanent jobs, in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees take part in a 'Nagar Kirtan' (religious procession) to mark the 355th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, in Amritsar.

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Farmers and their supporters burn an effigy during their protest against the Centre's new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Students along their family members hold placards during an agitation in support of farmers' protest against the recent agricultural reform laws, in Amritsar.

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Sewadars (volunteers) clean the holy pond at Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, on a cold foggy morning, in Amritsar.

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Devotees, not adhering to social distancing norms, arrive at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) to offer prayers on the first day of the New Year, in Amritsar.

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A young woman with painted hands poses for a photograph on the eve of New Year 2021, in Amritsar.

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A young woman with her nails painted with '2021' poses for photographs as she prepares to welcome the New Year 2021, in Amritsar.

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Pakistani nationals stranded due to coronavirus related lockdown wave as they sit inside a car before crossing the India-Pakistan Attari-Wagah border post, some 35 km from Amritsar.

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Family members and supporters of farmers during their protest march against the Centre's new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Family members and supporters of farmers during their protest march against the Centre's new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during the shoot of his upcoming movie 'Jug Jug Jiyo', in Patiala.

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Devotees wait to offer prayers at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib on the occasion of Shaheedi Jor Mela, in Fatehgarh Sahib.

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Police intervene after a mild altercation between BJP supporters and a section of protestors who were agitating against the new farm laws, in Bathinda.

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People light candles at St Paul's church on the eve of Christmas in Amritsar.

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Senior citizens queue up outside a bank to receive their pension, during a cold day, in Amritsar.

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Congress leaders and workers raise slogans as they take part in a sit-in hunger strike, in solidarity with farmers protesting against the new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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A woman crosses a railway track amid dense fog during a cold morning, in Jalandhar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) DIG Bhupender Singh along with BSF personnel display arms and ammunition recovered from two Pakistani intruders, who were shot dead by the BSF along the International Border in Punjab, during a press conference at Khasa, some 15 Km from Amritsar. An AK-56 rifle, another semi-automatic rifle, a pistol, 90 bullets, 5 magazines, and two PVC pipes, usually used to push in drug packets across the border, of about ten feet each have been recovered after a search was conducted of the incident site.

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Children on their way to school amid dense fog during a cold winter morning, near Amritsar.

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A 'sewadar' walks in the premises of Golden Temple on a foggy morning as cold wave grips northern India, in Amritsar.

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Nursing students hold placards as they raise slogans in support of farmers during a protest against the recent agricultural reform laws, in Amritsar.

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Congress workers raise slogans during a protest in support of farmers against the Centre's farm reform laws, in Amritsar.

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Locals warm themselves near a bonfire on a cold winter morning, in Amritsar.

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A man walks on a railway track amid dense fog on a cold winter morning, in Amritsar.

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Former union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal pays obeisance at Golden Temple ahead of SAD party's 100th year foundation day, in Amritsar.

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Farmers pay respect at Golden Temple before leaving for Delhi to join farmers' protest against the new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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Farmers shout slogans as they block New Delhi-Amritsar National Highway during their ongoing agitation against the new farm laws, in Amritsar.

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People stage a protest in support of the nationwide strike, called by farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's Agri laws, in Amritsar.

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Students of Lyallpur Khalsa Women College hold placards during a protest in support of farmers' agitation against Centre's farm reform laws, in Jalandhar.

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A farmer works at a field, in Jalandhar.

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Farmers burn an effigy during their protest march against the new farm laws, at Golden gate in Amritsar.

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Women prepare 'Pinni' for farmers protesting at Delhi borders over Centre's farm reform laws, in Jalandhar.

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A farmer carries sugarcane after harvesting for preparing jaggery, on the outskirts of Mohali.

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In this file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares a light moment with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron and former chief minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, during an election campaign rally for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, at Bathinda. Badal on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, returned his Padma Vibhushan award in protest against the Centre's farm laws.

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Fireworks light the sky at the illuminated Golden Temple on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion, in Amritsar.

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A young devotee lights earthen lamps at the illuminated Golden Temple on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion, in Amritsar.

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A devotee lights earthen lamps at the illuminated Golden Temple on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion, in Amritsar.

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A devotee takes dip in the sacred pond at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion, in Amritsar.

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Devotees pray at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden temple) on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion, in Amritsar.

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Devotees pray at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden temple) on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion, in Amritsar.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh pays respects to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on Guru Sahib's 551st Prakash Purb at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi.

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Family members and relatives mourn near the mortal remains of martyred Rifleman Sukhbir Singh during his funeral, at village Khuvaspur in Tarn Taran district. Singh lost his life on Nov. 27 during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in the Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district.

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Farmers head towards Delhi during the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Members of BKU (Ugrahan) ride a tractor to remove mud and boulder stones on a street during their 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against new farm laws, at Punjab-Haryana Border in Sangrur District.

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists participate in a nationwide strike, called by trade unions in protest against the Centre's economic policies, in Amritsar.

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Police personnel use water canons on farmers to disperse them during 'Delhi Chalo' protest march against the new farm laws, at Shambhu border in Patiala District.

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Workers warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold and foggy morning, in Mohali.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Prem Singh Chandumajra, Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra, and other leaders take part in 'Punjab Bachao Rally' in support of farmers in Patiala.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' at Shri Durgiana Temple in Amritsar.

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Smuggled gold seized by DRI, Delhi after intercepting two trucks destined for Punjab.

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