Friday, October 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Withdrawal of free power: ‘rasta roko’ stir by BKU
Ludhiana, October 17
Reacting to the Punjab Government decision to withdraw free power and water facility from the farmers, the Bhartiya Kisan Union has decided to resort to ‘rasta roko’ (blockade of traffic) on all major roads all over the state.

NRI murdered, eight booked
Ludhiana, October 17
The Basti Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case of murder against eight persons for allegedly administering some poisonous substance to an NRI, Mr Amandeep Singh (29), who had come to the city about three months ago to supervise his business here and was found dead near his house in Sekhewal on Tuesday.

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A palaquin bearing Lord Rama, Lakshmana and SitaCarrying Rama for generations
Ludhiana, October 17
For 90-year-old Babu Ram, it is not just the family tradition, but a matter of faith. For countless years Babu Ram has been carrying the palanquin of the Lord Rama, Lakshman and Sita on his shoulders. Even the advanced age of 90 years has not weakened his shoulders and he continues to carry the gods on his shoulders with the same strength he used to do 50 or 60 years ago, when he was young.

A palaquin bearing Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita, being carried in a procession in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

SDM ‘whips’ the corrupt publicly
Machhiwara, October 17
Ms Bhawna Garg, Subdivisional Magistrate of Ludhiana (East), publicly humiliated corrupt government employees of Koom Kalan sub tehsil. Before a huge crowd at Miani village, she made them say that they would not seek bribes anymore.



Two chief guests as Dasehra committee splits
Amloh, October 17
The Dasehra sports tournament at Chinarthal Kalan village in the Amloh constituency, which has been a continuous feature for the past 54 years, due to a split in the Dasehra celebration committee was held on two different grounds. It concluded yesterday at two different places.



Woman succumbs to burns
Ludhiana, October 17
Rukmani, wife of Mr Satish Kumar, a resident of Vishnu Puri in Salem Tabri, who received burn injuries while making tea on Tuesday evening, succumbed to her burns in the local Civil Hospital yesterday. Her body has been handed over to her husband after an autopsy.



Farmers attend a state-level programmeFarmers advised to change methods
Ludhiana, October 17
“Farmers should break out of the wheat-paddy cycle and adopt technologies to save the soil fertility from getting destroyed by the excessive use of fertilisers and pesticides,” said Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner. 
Farmers attend a state-level programme on Rabi crops in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
— A Tribune photograph


Declamation contest
Ludhiana, October17
A declamation contest was held at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here today. Students spoke on the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, exploitation of women and war and peace.

Punjab win skating meet
Khanna, October 17
The Punjab roller skating team has won the Super National Roller Skating Championship held at Manav Sathli School, New Delhi, according to a press release of the Punjab Roller Skating Association issued by its general secretary Aman Deep Singh Bakshi.Top

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