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Renovation of Ram Pyari Mahal under way – Newspaper

GUJRAT: The front portion of the Ram Pyari Mahal, one of the few majestic pre-Partition buildings in Gujrat, is being speedily renovated by the archaeology department to transform it into a museum and art gallery. It is likely to be opened to the public within a month.

In the first phase, the front portion is being repaired and renovated. In the second phase, the rear portion of the building will be transformed into a tea house or coffee shop in collaboration with the district administration, said an official of the archaeology department.

Imran Zahid, an engineer with the department, told Dawn that the main focus was to launch the museum at the earliest, as the required staff had been recruited. There would be six galleries in the museum depicting the local art and culture, including the portraits of local heroes, folklores through display of statues of renowned figures, coins as

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Renovation of historic St Patrick’s Cathedral in full swing – Newspaper

KARACHI: With the renovation work going on at the historic St Patrick’s Cathedral, you see poles, steel bars, marble slabs, stone and other construction material outside the cathedral and monument. A banner in a corner says: ‘Work in progress. No entry. Sorry for the inconvenience’.

There is a group of people, the men in fine suits and women in pretty nylon dresses, waiting under a tree near the monument. There is also a white car with rolled up dark windows parked nearby with its engine running, probably for the AC.

“They are a wedding party,” explains Reverend Father Saleh Diego, the parish rector and also the vicar general for Karachi as he shows you around the cathedral grounds.

The renovation and repairs are being carried out by the Sindh Heritage Department.

Built some 176 years ago as a small chapel at first, the historic St Patrick’s Cathedral has remained a

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The Dart: Neighbors enjoy friendly home improvement competition – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ —Two neighbors on Primrose lane in Natchez like to have a friendly competition over improvements in their yards and houses.

Peter Dale lives next to Bryant Murray on Primrose Lane in Natchez. Dale’s house is on the left from the street beside Murray’s house on the right. Dale was using his Weed Eater on some weeds on his front yard while Murray could be heard mowing his lawn behind a fence when The Dart landed Wednesday near Primrose lane.

“If he mows his yard, then I have to mow my yard because it does not look as good as his,” Dale said. “He paints his porch, and I have to one up him and paint my porch and paint a bannister. The competition pushes us to be better neighbors.”

Dale said he and his wife, Veronica, have lived on Primrose lane for four years and are fortunate to have

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