Monday, August 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Armed assailants murder farmer
Escape with Rs 70,000; personal enmity suspected motive
Bhamian (Ludhiana), August 12
A well-to-do farmer of this village was shot at point blank range by five unidentified armed persons at about 1:30 a.m. last night. The assailants, with muffled faces, decamped with about Rs 70,000 which were tucked under the mattress of the bed of the deceased after killing him They however, did not harm any other family member nor tried to rob any other valuables from the house.

Grieving members of the family of Buta Singh.
Grieving members of the family of Buta Singh, who was shot dead by armed assailants at his house on Sunday and (right) a relative shows the blood-stained cot where the victim (inset) was killed. 
— Tribune photographs.

Parents of ‘suspended’ BHMS students flay council
Ludhiana, August 12
The Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine has cancelled the exams of several students of BHMS, Punjab, and further debarred them from appearing in for the supplimentary examinations. 

Students of STG walk on the ramp.
Students of STG walk on the ramp during a cultural programme organised by STG at the Nehru Siddhant Kendra on Saturday evening.



BSP to go it alone in Punjab
Ludhiana, August 12
The Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Mr Kanshi Ram, has ruled out any alliance with any political party for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state. He said, the party had bitter experiences in the past and it would prefer to go it alone in the 117 seats.

Diggers brave death to eke out a living
Dadhera(Mandi Ahmedgarh), August 12
Undeterred by the number of deaths of labourers during well digging, residents of this village, whose majority of population is of traditional well-diggers, continue to follow the profession since ages, due to the dearth of other jobs.

Janmashtami celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 12
Janmashtami was celebrated with fervour at Arya Samaj, Dal Bazar, at a function organised by the Arya Sabha, here today. Presiding over the function, Mr Roshan Lal Arya, president, Arya Sabha, Ludhiana, said that by his sermon 500 years ago, Lord Krishna had done a great favour to the mankind.
Tiny tots dressed up as Krishnas and ‘gopis’ celebrate Janmashtami at Ludhiana.
Tiny tots dressed up as Krishnas and ‘gopis’ celebrate Janmashtami at Ludhiana.



When rain brings more misery
Ludhiana, August 12
In the monsoon season, almost everybody prays to God for heavy rain, but employees and customers of banks on famous ‘Bank Street’ near Vishwkarma Chowk pray for no rain. Heavy rain here is taken to be a curse for them. They have to suffer a lot due to accumulating of water on the sub-way in front of the famous street.

This is what “Bank street” near Vishwakarma Chowk in Ludhiana looks like after a downpour.
This is what “Bank street” near Vishwakarma Chowk in Ludhiana looks like after a downpour.

Seminar on Punjab and Punjabis
Ludhiana, August 12
The Atma Raksha Sangh, a body of war heroes, war widows, veterans, pensioners and youth will organise a seminar on ‘What Punjabis should do now’, on August 26, which will be attended by senior citizens, pensioners and ex-servicemen of the city.

Five PSEB employees beaten up
Ludhiana, August 12
Nearly 10 persons allegedly beat up five employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board and snatched cash, watches and other valuables from them at Focal Point, here late last evening.



Slowing down of economy decried
Ludhiana, August 12
The Federation of Tiny and Small Scale Industries of India has decried the slowing down of the Indian economy. As per the central statistics, the growth of manufacturing sector had come down to 2.1 per cent from 6.1 per cent during the first quarter of the year 2001-2002.

Traders to call on Punjab CM
Ludhiana, August 12
The Electronics Traders Association, Ludhiana, has constituted an eight-member committee which will call on the Chief Minister at Chandigarh and submit a charter of demands to him.



Reorientation course on health education
Ludhiana, August 12
A three-day reorientation course for primary school teachers in health education and reproductive health conducted by the Department of Health Education and Family Welfare, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, concluded here. The school health services are considered to be most important for future generation.

Provide education free of cost: PYLJP
Ludhiana, August 12
The Punjab Yuva Lok Janashakti Party has demanded education free of cost to children up to the age 14 years to curb the evil of child labour. In a memorandum presented to the Governor of Punjab, Mr J.F.R. Jacob, the party highlighted the problems of the youth.



A sensitive portrayal of human psyche
Ludhiana, August 12
The play, ‘I am not a Shiekh Chili’, is a sensitive portrayal of the old people’s desire to be in the main stream of life and not to be marginalised by society. Staged by Yatrik it was a brilliant play. It provided meaningful entertainment and projected a hilarious look at survival.
From left to right — Das, Malhotra and Nat share a poignant moment in the play.
From left to right — Das, Malhotra and Nat share a poignant moment in the play “I am not a Sheikh Chili” stayed at Guru Nanak Bhavan on Saturday.

Handicrafts exhibition — a visual treat
Ludhiana, August 12
Depicting harmony in diversity, a galaxy of craftsmen from all over the country have descended on the city. Bringing various crafts from their respective states they have put up an exhibition at local Welcome Palace much to the delight of Ludhianvis who have an eye for art and colour.

Ambri Akh — emotional poetry
Ludhiana, August 12
The Sahitya Punjabi Akademi held its monthly seminar on book discussion at Punjabi Bhavan today. The book under review this month was an anthology of poems titled ‘Ambri Akh’ by Ravinder Bhattal. The discussion started with Dr Surinder Singh Nirula saying that to remain universal the poetry has to be deep-rooted in the past.Top

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