Monday, March 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Consumer set to be the king
Company with landline service enters the fray to end MTNL monopoly
New Delhi, March 3
After the mobile price war in the Capital, it is now the turn of the landline telecom services to enter the fray and end the monopoly of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). With the knives out, the customers are expected to have the last laugh.

Last-minute lobbying for civic poll tickets 
New Delhi, March 3
Hard bargaining and hectic lobbying was the order of the day among the leaders of the two main political parties – the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party on the eve of the last day of the filing of nominations for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections scheduled to be held on March 24.

Notices to govt depts for not paying house tax
Faridabad, March 3
Various government departments in Palwal have been put on the defaulters’ list for not paying their house tax arrears. 

  • Four couples held in flesh trade racket

His persistence keeps drug peddlers off the streets
New Delhi, March 3
Professionalism, persistence, presence of mind and swift action are essential during raids to catch those dealing in narcotics. Even if you possess these qualities, the raids are never that simple, especially if you are dealing with the organised criminals who are extremely cautious.

Report sought on Delhi’s killer roads
New Delhi, March 3
The number of accidental deaths in the Capital is more than the combined accidental deaths in the four other metros in the country. Expressing concern over highest number of accidental deaths in the Capital, the Delhi High Court has sought details from the Delhi Government and the police about the safety measures and steps taken to regulate the traffic.

Self- Important—Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Day of lootings in Sonepat 
Sonepat, March 3
It was a day of lootings and people getting waylaid. In the first incident, two unidentified armed youth reportedly snatched a Tata Indica from one Mohinder, a resident of Hassanpur Kurar village near Shahzadpur, about 5 km from here.

Quake rocks Delhi region
New Delhi, March 3
Hundreds of residents across the Capital rushed out of their homes in panic when an earthquake, with its epicentre 1000 km away in the folds of the Hindukush mountains, rocked the city.


DVB switches on lights in daytime, which go phut at night
New Delhi, March 3
Strange are the ways of our governmental agencies. While several residential colonies of south Delhi plunge into pitch darkness thanks to damaged streetlights at nights, the same lights suddenly glow bright during daytime.

He soared where the eagles dare
Noida, March 3
Nothing can give more satisfaction and solace to the family of a young officer who died for his country than meditation, worship and charity. That is how the parents and the brother of late Capt. Shashi Kant Sharma observed the birthday, on February 28, of a devoted son, a loving brother and a soldier.

Overloaded buses imperil lives of commuters 
Sonepat, March 3
The overloading in private buses is posing a serious threat to the lives of thousands of commuters and the irony is that the District Transport officials and the police have been turning a blind eye to the overloading.

Files sought in probe missing
Jhajjar, March 3
The functioning of the Estate Office of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) at Bahadurgarh has come under the scanner after four important official files have reportedly gone missing from there.

An ashram for Delhiites to let off steam, purge ills
New Delhi, March 3
For fatigued souls seeking salvation from the pressures of modern-day life and its deleterious influences on body and mind, the “cleansing” and “revitalisation of life” on offer by the Kerala-based Santhigiri Ashram and Ayurveda and Sidha Hospital might be the panacea for all ills.

Cops in hot pursuit mobbed
Faridabad, March 3
A constable was injured when a police party, which had gone to arrest an accused in Khaika village of Hathin subdivision of the district on Saturday, was attacked by a mob. Two persons have been arrested in this connection.
  • Youths die in mishaps
  • Annual day
  • Tractor rams shop
  • Cheques disbursed
  • Security beefed up


Three dacoits nabbed, five cases solved
New Delhi, March 3
The North-West district police today claimed to have solved five cases of robbery-cum-dacoity that were reported in the district with the arrest of three persons.


Design plays major role in textile industry
Panipat, March 3
In the wake of the liberalisation and globalisation of the Indian economy, design will be an important factor in the development of value-added products and services to satisfy the consumer.

A hand to help physically challenged do their chores
rtificial Limb Endolite India Limited with the help of RSL Steepers, UK, has introduced its ‘Artificial Hand’ for the physically challenged. Now the latter can do most of their work like a normal person.
  • Screen in mid-air
  • Super-fast printer
  • Fun ’n phone
  • Digital water purifier
  • Women’s watches


New academic session may hit rural students
Rohtak, March 3
Describing the recent decision of the state government to start the academic session in government schools from May 1 instead of April 1 as unconsidered, the District Congress Committee (DCC) here has demanded its immediate withdrawal.

Vittal stresses ethics in business & administration
he Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr N. Vittal stressed the need for ethical and value-based India for the development of the country. He was delivering a keynote lecture on ‘Ethics in Business and Administration’, organised by the NCERT.
  • DPS Seminar
  • Stress-free schooling
  • Talent Show
  • For the hearing impaired
  • Cultural Function
  • Mother’s Pride
  • Annual Day
  • Computer course
  • A hilarious Event


The Haryana Hurricane discussing the finer points of golf.
The Haryana Hurricane discussing the finer points of golf.

Rohtas Singh wins  Pro-Am title
New Delhi, March 3
Rohtas Singh put an end to his 14-month title drought when he won the team and individual titles in the Rs 6-lakh Business Today-American Express Pro-Am of Champions 2002 title at the Classic Golf Resort. He pocketed Rs 40,000 for his victory.

Mughals & City qualify for semis
New Delhi, March 3
Former league champions Nivia-Mughals Club defeated Shahdara Club 3-0 to top Group A Super League and qualify for the semi-final of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

YMCA Eng Institute win team trophy
Faridabad, March 3
The local YMCA Institute of Engineering has won the team trophy in the two-day Inter-Engineering College state level athletics meet which concluded here at its grounds on Thursday.

Oberoi Blues win polo title
New Delhi, March 3
Oberoi Blues beat Jindal Steel and Power by nine goals to eight to win the Hindustan Times (14 goals) Polo Tournament title at the Jaipur Polo Ground in the Capital on Sunday.


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