Thursday, April 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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CM to clamour for more powers
Ms Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, April 3
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, today outlined the government move to launch a campaign to seek more powers for the state government, as multiplicity of authority was hampering development of the National Capital Territory.

Gurgaon MC relents on house tax
Gurgaon, April 3
Setting aside all speculation, the local Municipal Council has agreed to keep its decision to charge enhanced house tax in abeyance. The immediate provocation for the decision is the order passed last fortnight by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, staying the recovery of the enhanced tax. 

Doctor couple held for sex tests
Faridabad, April 3
A doctor couple and their hospital located in Ballabgarh town have been booked for violating the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Act, 1994 by the district health authorities. The case was filed in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Y S Rathore, by the Chief Medical officer (CMO) here today.


Mewat children are spreading their wings, thanks to UN
Ghasera (Mewat), April 3
Sarmina (7), Sarjina (7), Tarnoom (6) and hundreds of other children, given an informal education by the Mewat Development Agency (MDA), had an occasion today to rejoice and display their new-found education in front of a team of observers from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

‘Fund-strapped’ PGIMS fails to use Rs 4.5 crore
Rohtak, April 3
The ‘fund-starved’ Pt. B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science (PGIMS) failed to utilise Rs 4.50 crore earmarked in its budget for the fiscal ending March 31. 

Neighbours murder boy on tantrik’s advice
Faridabad, April 3
A six-year-old boy, who is missing from a village near Faridabad since March 26, has been found murdered. The boy, it is suspected, was allegedly killed by his neighbours as part of a ‘sacrifice’ on the directions of a tantrik. 


Govt ready to regularise illegal colonies
New Delhi, April 3
The Delhi Government today stated that it is in favour of regularising all unauthorised colonies built till 2002, based on the 1977 regularisation policy. The Delhi Urban Development Minister, Dr A. K. Walia, informed the Delhi Assembly that the state government favoured the regularisation of all unauthorised colonies which have come up till 2002. 
  • Proceeds Bill passed
  • Border dispute with Haryana, UP

Delhi Budget today
New Delhi, April 3
The Delhi Finance Minister, Mr Mahinder Singh Saathi, will present the tax proposals for 2002-03 in the state assembly here tomorrow. The assembly had passed the vote on account for the first two months of the new financial year on March 28. The House had on that day also approved the supplementary grants of Rs 2210.92 crore from 2001-02 and the demands for grants.

Reforms-based agenda must: CII
New Delhi, April 3
The forthcoming Budget announcement for Delhi should resolve to give an impetus to growth through a reforms-based agenda. This was stated by Mr Ravi K. Sinha, Chairman of the CII Delhi State Council, in a press statement issued on the eve of the presentation of the Budget in the Delhi Assembly.

They wolf down ration of even BPL families
Sonepat, April 3
The representatives of various political parties, social and voluntary organisations as well as trade unions today urged the state government to order a high-level probe into the working of the Food and Supplies Department as there are a number of complaints against its functioning.

Sweeping changes proposed in building bye-laws to help disabled
New Delhi, April 3
With a view to providing barrier-free environment in the public buildings for disabled persons, the Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation has issued a public notice proposing amendments in the Unified Building Bye-Laws, 1983, pertaining to the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Wheat MSP still peanuts, says BKU
Sonepat, April 3
The president of the Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Mr Hari Singh Khokhar, has expressed disappointment over the “minor” increase in the minimum support price for wheat and urged the central government to reconsider the decision as it was a grave injustice towards the hard-working farming community.

Children exercise their rights at workshop through creativity
New Delhi, April 3
“I have rights and also duties to follow and it is my duty that I spread the message of child rights to those who do not know,” said Anubhuti, a participant at the ongoing programme of ‘Safeguarding Childhood’ at the British Council in the Capital.
Children in rapt attention during one of the shows at the workshop, Safeguarding Childhood, at British Council in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Children in rapt attention during one of the shows at the workshop, Safeguarding Childhood, at British Council in the Capital on Wednesday.

Suspended Dy Mayor suspects plot
Faridabad, April 3
The Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Shiv Charan Lal Sharma, and his corporator wife, who were suspended recently after the registration of a case, described the action as illegal and unjustified. They have decided to seek the intervention of the Chief Minister and take legal help to disprove the charges against them.

Rs 1.03 crore released for development schemes
Faridabad, April 3
An amount of Rs 1.03 crore has been released for various development schemes in the district for the new financial year. This grant will be used through panchayati raj institutions for launching the schemes.

‘Cong has double standards on river water issue’
Panipat, April 3
The Haryana unit of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has criticised senior central Congress leaders for “adopting double standards” on the issue of sharing of river waters of Ravi-Beas between Punjab and Haryana.
  • Open darbar on April 10
  • Horse cart driver hurt
  • MDU Lecturers cut up
  • Robbed in V. Vihar
  • Nitish Chargesheet
  • Alleged rape by cop


Homeopath held in drug racket
New Delhi, April 3
With the arrest of a homeopath, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket in spurious homeopathic medicines marketed under the brand name of a reputed private firm, SBL Ltd.

Visa scam busted, two nabbed
New Delhi, April 3
The police have arrested Bhupinder Singh alias Bobby and Bhupinder Singh alias Siddhu and unearthed a racket in issuing fake visas of the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan and Iran.


Come exams and they study hard to pass with flying colours
The moment of reckoning has finally arrived for the Delhi University students. After a rather eventful year, the examination process is under way and students are doing what they are best at – burning the midnight oil. Every student has been hit by the examination fever and is getting down to catch up and make up for the lost time. Libraries are packed with students, busy writing down notes. This is a common scene every time and this year is no different. One university teacher pointed out, “The last minute rush among students is directly linked to the education system that we have in our country.

The Delhi University campus wears a deserted look as examinations are round the corner. 
The Delhi University campus wears a deserted look as examinations are round the corner.
  • Patriotism on campus
  • Police verification
  • House hunting
  • Creativity at its best
  • SRCC jubilee
  • Golden jubilee


A theatre group born to draw the best out of art forms
New Delhi, April 3
The mesmerising lights, captivating sounds of music and the magic of dialogues of a play on stage are the things that all of us enjoy. But what remains unknown are the efforts and hard work behind the play that includes production, acting, script writing, music composition, direction etc. Tatva, only a six-month-old theatre group, offers an entirely new concept and definition in the field of theatre.
The artistes join hands to voice the concern of today’s youth.
The artistes join hands to voice the concern of today’s youth.


20 players for N Z Academy
New Delhi, April 3
Twenty promising cricketers have been selected for the Zonal Cricket Academy (North Zone) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India,(BCCCI) starting at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in Delhi on April 15.

Inter-city schools cricket tournament
New Delhi, April 3
The second edition of the Inter-City Cricket Tournament for the Parle Champions Trophy will be played among six champion schools of the country. They are the winners of the Parle-G Cup Boys Under-16 Tournament, held in Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Punjab, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Karun scores points double on F3 debut
New Delhi, April 3
Karun Chandhok, the 18-year-old racing prodigy of JK Tyre, proved his credentials by finishing sixth and fifth respectively on his debut in the opening races of the British Formula-3 2002.

Delhi Blues beat DVB
New Delhi, April 3
Delhi Blues beat Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) by seven wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla I ground.

Delhi trounce Himachal 8-0
New Delhi, April 3
Delhi trounced Himachal Pradesh 8-0 in their first match of the National Under-21 Football Championship at Jammu. The highlight of the match was four goals, including a hattrick, by Delhi striker Sunil Chetri, who accounted for the second, third, fourth and sixth goals.

Columbus sail into semis
New Delhi, April 3
St. Columbus School beat Cambridge Foundation, Rajouri Garden by eight wickets in a Group B quarter-final match to enter the semi-final of the Jivanjor Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharti School ground, Pitampura in the Capital on Wednesday.


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