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Sati worship goes on unabated
Devotees don’t know name of the hallowed woman
Pohir (Ludhiana), September 7
More than 150 years after Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the great social reformer and feminist, picked up cudgels against the tradition of sati, sati worship goes on unabated in scores of villages in Ludhiana district.

Scene of a mela organised at a Sati Temple in Pohir village in Ludhiana district. Scene of a mela organised at a Sati Temple in Pohir village in Ludhiana district. IV

Kapil Dev backs Indian cricketers
Ludhiana, September 7
Kapil Dev, the cricketer of the century, today stood by the players of the Indian cricket team and observed that the International Cricket Council was trying to make itself richer and the players poor. "It should not make money at the cost of the players", Kapil observed, while talking to this reporter on his arrival in the city.



Much awaited rain lightens up the spirits of hundreds of students at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana
Much awaited rain lightens up the spirits of hundreds of students at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

A rainy day that didn’t dampen spirits
Ludhiana, September 7
Heavy showers lashed Ludhiana for several hours today flooding the low-lying areas for sometime. Most of the main roads were inundated. The movement of traffic was also affected for some time in most parts of the city. The traffic movement was resumed only after the water receded from roads late in the afternoon.

Mohan Singh Mela on Oct 19, 20
Ludhiana, September 7
Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation is organising the Professor Mohan Singh memorial international cultural fair on October 19 and 20 in Punjabi Bhavan here.

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 7
A shopkeeper committed suicide fearing beating by a mob that had gathered outside his shop after hearing the cries of a woman whom the deceased was allegedly trying to rape.


F&CS officials’ ultimatum to govt
Ludhiana, September 7
Taking serious note of the registration of criminal cases and the arrest of some of their colleagues, employees of the Food and Civil Supplies Department today constituted a coordination committee to fight against the ‘police atrocities’ and victimisation. They also served an ultimatum on the government that all their arrested colleagues be released and cases against them be withdrawn within seven days, failing which they would be forced to resort to some extreme measures, including the boycott of paddy procurement process which was scheduled to start next month.

 Perrot or a bitter guard? Nature, the best artist
Ludhiana, September 7
Little did Pardeep Sharma know that the last of the yield of bitter gourd (karela) would stun them as one of the bitter gourds looked exactly like a parrot- with a sharp beak, eyes and even little feet on which the parrot like ‘karela’ could sit.

Protest against ‘Ek Chhoti Si...’
Ludhiana, September 7
Activists of the local Shiv Sena unit today burnt posters of the controversial movie “Ek Chhoti Si Love Story” pasted on walls, near Bharat Nagar Chowk, here today afternoon. The Shiv Sainiks also took out a short protest march at Jagraon Bridge raising slogans against the movie.

Tree plantation camp
Ludhiana, September 7
Punjab National Bank, Boparai Kalan branch, organised a tree plantation camp at Government Girls High School, Boparai Kalan (Ludhiana). Mr A.K. Loomba, Sr. Regional Manager, Ludhiana region was the chief guest and Mr Bachhittar Singh, District Education Officer (DEO), presided over the function.


Mentally disturbed hangs himself to death
Doraha, September 7
A man badly disturbed with the continuous inhaling of drugs, ended his life by hanging himself from last night. The deceased has been identified as Goldi of Jaipura village who was in the habit of taking drugs and thus creating new problems every time.



Life term for killing wife, daughter
Ludhiana, September 7
Ajmer Singh (53) of Burj Littan village has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his wife and a daughter (17) mercilessly by inflicting iron-rod blows on their heads. Fine of Rs 10,000 has also been imposed upon the accused.


JaswinderWinning hearts with golden voice
Ludhiana, September 7
Jaswinder has been gifted with a golden voice and has been singing from the time when he was in Class VII. Charkha Roye Zaro Zar, Loki Bhul Gaye sabhyachar the Jaswinder sings with elan is a hit song on ETC channel, Alpha, DD Punjabi and Lashkara channels. The audience felt that he would become a good singer and touch the zenith of glory. The song depicts the loss of values in villages.


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