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6 bombs found
Khamano, March 18
Six bombs have been found in a field on the Chawa-Bija road, near Shamashpur village, 13 km from here. Two youths of the village, Hardeep Singh and Soni, noticed a bag. Two bombs were lying near the bag. The SHO of the Samrala police station, when contacted, said six bombs, three of which were live bombs, were found.

Myriad colours of Holi
Ludhiana, March 18
Despite the marches of men in khaki here boys in pink and blue armed with dry and wet colours roamed the city on their two wheelers. No to be left behind, kids toddled about and hurled handfuls of 'gulal' only on those already coloured.


HOLI IN SCHOOL Celebrations at Ahmedgarh
HOLI IN SCHOOL: Celebrations at Tiny Tots of Kiddles Paradise School, Ludhiana. Celebrations at Ahmedgarh. —  Tribune photographs

PCR motor cycle squad has its own way of not increasing the workload of the police force. That is instant justice. This is, at least, what seems to be the case from an incident occurring in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. A migrant labourer was seen roaming around on a bicycle with a girl.
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Cong govt betraying farmers: Kisan Morcha
Ludhiana, March 18
The BJP Kisan Morcha has charged the Congress government in Punjab with betraying the farming community and going back from its poll promises. In a statement here yesterday the BJP Kisan Morcha convener, Mr Jaswant Singh Chhapa, said that during the Assembly elections in the state, the Congress party had made a commitment to continue with the free power and water facility to the farmers. 

Poultry farming government’s step child
Ludhiana, March 18
Even as the state government is raising a hullabaloo over the need for diversification of agriculture, poultry farming, a viable alternative, is losing its sheen, with farmers facing huge losses and shifting to other methods of farming due to the ever-increasing prices of feed products and power supply and a deadly disease in chickens.

Race for chief’s post on
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 18
After the declaration of results of 19 wards here on March 9, a race among the elected councillors for the post of council’s chief has begun in spite of the fact that no notification has been issued for the election by the government as yet.

Confusion over presidentship
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 18
With the decision to hold elections to the post of president and senior vice-president of Municipal Corporation Bassi Pathana on March 21, the race among the councillors for these posts has intensified. Since the Congress got seven seats out of the 13 in the municipal corporation elections contested under the leadership of Dr Harbans Lal, Forest Minister, it was almost certain that the president would come from the minister’s camp.

MAKING A SPLASH: A woman goes for the good old way to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 

Is this water supply safe?
Ludhiana, March 18
Complaints regarding contaminated water have been received from a number of areas in the city. Residents of Akash Nagar and Aman Nagar, near the Jalandhar bypass, are a harassed lot. They say they have been getting contaminated water for more than 15 days as the discharge from one of the broken sewerage pipes has been getting mixed in drinking water.

Park panels refuse slashed rates
Ludhiana, March 18
With the impasse continuing over mounting arrears and lower rate of payment to the Park Management Committees (PMCs) for maintenance of parks in the city, the much hyped plan of the Municipal Corporation to make the city ‘clean and green’ has run into trouble and the green belt of the city is going to dogs (literally).

Toxins in the fridge, says study
Ludhiana, March 18
It is believed that food kept in the refrigerator is safe for consumption. However, a recent study conducted by the Department of Microbiology at the Punjab Agricultural University has indicated otherwise.


Coop society men cheated, 2 booked
Ludhiana, March 18
A manager of a co-operative bank and a secretary of a co-operative society have been booked by the Sahnewal police for committing a fraud in the Jandiali Co-operative Society.



112 conferred degrees
Sahnewal, March 18
“In this fast developing world we are facing cultural invasion from the West, which needs to be restricted by developing scientific temper and rational humanitarian approach towards life,” said Dr Inderjit Vashisht, Principal, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, in her convocation address at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, today.


Court restrains gurdwara panel
Amloh, March 18
The Court of Mr S.S. Panesar yesterday passed an order restraining the new Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee of Gurdwara Singh Sabha from interfering in the management and control of gurdwara as well as from collecting the rent from tenants of the plaintiff forcibly, except in due course of law, until March 26, 2003.


Soccer team
Ludhiana, March 18
The District Football Association, Ludhiana conducted trials at Guru Nanak Stadium here today to select the team for the Punjab State Senior Football Championship slated to be held at Bassi Patahana from March 19 to 23. The following 17 boys have been selected.


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