Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Hot pursuit in hospital premises, Bollywood style
New Delhi, November 26
An armed desperado, who tried to escape after robbing a hospital employee inside the Maharaja Ugrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh today, was caught by an off duty Delhi Police constable and a constable of the Delhi Traffic Police after a short but dramatic chase, reminiscent of Bollywood action movies.

Domestic help snubbed, fires at DIG’s kin
Ghaziabad, November 26
The wife, mother-in-law and brother-in-law of the DIG, Moradabad Range, Provincial Armed Constabulary, Mr Shiv Kumar Sharma, were shot at and injured by the domestic help employed in the house of Mr Sharma’s in-laws in Kavi Nagar here this morning.

Anti-Shastri wagon gathers speed
New Delhi, November 26
The Opposition parties in the National Capital Territory today demanded the immediate resignation of Delhi Food and Supply Minister Yoganand Shastri for his alleged involvement in the “store scam”.



EARLIER STORIES

 
New Delhi getting flabbier by the day
New Delhi, November 26
Amidst the mushroom growth of anti-obesity clinics, New Delhi faces a serious and weighty problem, which, medical practitioners and nutritionists warn, could cause serious imbalances in the country’s human resource equilibrium with the scales tantalisingly tilted between the undernourished and the plump.

Cricketer Ajay Jadeja and school children observe the anti-obesity day in the Capital.

Jhajjar SSP in the dock over court shootout
Jhajjar, November 26
The District Bar Association today decided to file a writ petition in the High Court against the district police chief on the charge of dereliction of duty in handling a shooting incident in the civil court complex on October 31.

Justice Satya Brata Sinha was today sworn in as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor administered the oath of office to him in a brief ceremony at the Raj Niwas. Justice Sinha has replaced Justice Arijit Pasayat. Among others present on the occasion were Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, her Cabinet colleagues and members of the Bar. Justice Sinha enrolled as an advocate in Dhanbad in March 1968, practising constitutional and civil cases. He was posted at the Ranchi Bench in March, 1987, and transferred to the Calcutta High Court in May, 1994. He was subsequently appointed Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.



Sunil Shetty is all dressed up for a plunge at a five-star hotel in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Another child electrocuted in Faridabad
Faridabad, November 26
Cases of children getting electrocuted after coming in contact with overhead power lines or electric cables seem to have become the order of the day in the district. The most pathetic case is that of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, who was playing on the rooftop of a house in Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Nagar here; he was electrocuted when he came into contact with a live wire this morning.

Beaten by cops for daring to lodge FIR
Faridabad, November 26
A resident of a village in the Hathin sub-division of the town, who had gone to the police station for lodging a complaint, was allegedly beaten up by some policemen at the station.

   
COMMUNITY

IN PARLIAMENT
Delhi is still most polluted
New Delhi, November 26
Delhi continues to remain the most polluted metropolis in the country, followed by Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. In a written reply today, the Minister of Environment and Forests, Mr T. R. Baalu informed the Lok Sabha that the level of sulphur dioxide was recorded at 17 micrograms per cubic metre while the corresponding figure of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai were 14.0, 8.5 and 9.7 respectively. Oxides of nitrogen in Delhi stood at 31 micrograms per cubic metre and suspended particulate matter in the Capital city was recorded at 370 micrograms per cubic metre, the Minister said.

Saddled with load-shedding for all seasons
Sonepat, November 26
Whether it is winter, summer or the rainy season, residents of this fast growing industrial city and a district headquarters in Haryana as well as those of other towns and rural areas of the district reel under load-shedding. There are many reasons for the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam resorting to load-shedding. The principal reason is said to be power theft, usage of load more than the sanctioned one and the mushroom growth of residential colonies.

THE ACHIEVERS
This visually-impaired aerobic instructor needs no help
New Delhi, November 26
Are the handicapped dependent or is dependence a handicap? If you consider the case of Ms Preeti Monga you are sure to agree with the latter. Being visually impaired has not been a deterrent for this woman with a never- say- die attitude. She made her foray into various challenging activities and emerged a winner. From being the first visually impaired person in the country to have successfully completed the Aerobic Instructor’s Training programme from the United States to marketing food products Preeti has proved that handicap is not one until you let it become one.

Sonepat’s burning issue
Sonepat, November 26
Nearly 800 persons every year sustain burns in this city and elsewhere in the district. The number of women who receive treatment for burns is significantly high. However, many of the doctors in the government and private hospitals have discounted its relation to the evil dowry system and refuse to accept that most of these women are victims of dowry demand. The number of burn cases in the area has been on the rise for the last few years. But most of them are related to accidents, though they could occur as a result of the pressure being faced by women in their in-laws houses mainly related to dowry demand.

SONEPAT
Power disruption hits normal life
Sonepat, November 26
Normal life was thrown out of gear following the shut down of power supply in Model Town, Subhash Chowk and the adjoining areas again throughout the day yesterday, without any prior notice. It caused great inconvenience to thousands of people living in these areas. The housewives could not run their washing machines and much of their washing of clothes remained incomplete. Residents alleged that their complaints made to the officials and complaint centres in this regard have fallen on deaf ears.
  • Road accident

  • SOS to CM

  • No water

  • Hit and run

FACE TO FACE
‘A fusion of Shastra and Shashtra is must’
B
. L. Sharma 'Prem' is a veteran politician. He came into mainstream politics in 1991 with a landslide victory over H.K.L. Bhagat in Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi constituency. Prior to this, Bhagat, was considered `undefeatable’. He was, however, trounced by more than 88,000 votes. This seat went to the BJP after a gap of 21.

B. L .Sharma ‘Prem’

Citizens’ charter top priority for govt: Sheila
New Delhi, November 26
Calling for an effective implementation of citizen’s charter, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that in a democratic set-up, citizen’s satisfaction was the most important indicator of the administration’s rapport with the citizens.

A tractor tyre for a table, a tube for a chair
New Delhi, November 26
Imagine yourself seated on a comfortable sofa with a coffee cup placed on a stylish centre table. Not difficult, is it? But now if somebody tells you that not only the sofa and the table but the entire furniture in the room is made of used tyres, won’t your eyes pop out?


A six-seater sofa made from car tyres with a 5mm black glass top table made from a bus tyre.

 
CRIME

Youth robbed after being beaten up
Faridabad, November 26
A youth of a nearby village was beaten up and deprived of cash of about Rs 42,000, a mobile phone and a gold chain by some miscreants near old Faridabad last night. According to a complaint lodged by the victim Anil, who has been hospitalised, a group of six persons armed with iron rods and wooden sticks intercepted him near Sidhela Village while he was on his way to his native village of Bhataula.

  • Attempt to murder

  • Women killed in accident

  • TSR driver dead

BUSINESS

Trade fair: Another chaotic day
New Delhi November 26
Traffic was disrupted for long hours and commuters had a harried time in the heart of the National Capital Territory as thousands of people converged at Pragati Maidan to have a look at the products on display at the India International Trade Fair, which concludes tomorrow.

 
HEALTH

GURGAON
Medical fraternity calls for adoption of new technology
Gurgaon, November 26
Indian Medical Association Academy of Medical Specialities organised a two days North Zone conference at Gurgaon. Addressing the doctors, gathered from all over the northern states, the chief guest Dr S. L. Verma, National Chairman IMAAMS said that doctors should adopt new technologies to treat the patients, as it would save energy, time and money.

 
SPORTS

India in tough group at Dhaka
New Delhi, November 26
Pakistan and Sri Lanka will provide the early obstacles for India as they bid for a third consecutive South Asian Federation Football Championship title, to be held in Dhaka (Bangladesh) from January 26 to February 5, 2002.

IWHF picks 28 players for camp
New Delhi, November 26
The Indian Women’s Hockey Federation has announced the names of 28 players for the senior coaching camp commencing in Bangalore on December 3. IWHF secretary Amrit Bose announced here on Tuesday that the camp will go on till February 7, 2002. She said this camp was in preparation for the World Cup qualifying tournament and the first Champions Challenge Trophy, scheduled to be held in South Africa, from February 9 to 17.

  • J & K struggle

AP, Kolkata schools win in Subroto
New Delhi, November 26
Andhra Pradesh Sports School, Hakimpet, routed Government Boys HS, Dimapur (Nagaland) 2-0 in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday. S K Jaheer stole the limelight by scoring both the goals for the Andhra school in the 23rd and 54th minutes.
The boys of the SAI Training Centre, Kolkata, are all set for their match against Elite Co-Ed, Kathmandu, in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 



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