Tuesday, August 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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After the crackdown on polluting units in residential areas…
Units on ‘commercial’ land may face axe
New Delhi, August 19
After polluting industries operating in residential areas, industrial establishments built on ‘non-conforming,’ ‘commercial’ land are next on the Government of NCT of Delhi’s chopping block. Sources in the Department of Industries quote a certain order of the Supreme Court to suggest all such industries will also have to be relocated.

  • SC refuses to hear petitions on closure of units

Consumer forum pooh-poohs claims of zero power cut
Gurgaon, August 19
The Grahak Sahayak Gurgaon, a body floated by some residents of Gurgaon to raise consumer-specific issues, has rued the fact that despite the highest tariff rate of electricity consumption in Haryana, the state has not given a fair deal to consumers.



Thanks to residents, some semblance of control
Panipat, August 19
The district administration has finally roused itself and established a control room to attend to water complaints of the residents. Left to itself, the laid-back administration would not have responded at all. The belated initiative came after the residents took to the streets, alleging acute shortage of water in various colonies.

Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Boy, sister found strangled at home
New Delhi, August 19
Bharat, a student of class 12th of Central School and his elder sister, Sarika (22) were found murdered by unidentified assailants in their house in Sector 3, Rohini this evening.

Man waylaid, killed; assailants whisked away by men in uniform
Noida, August 19
A man returning from the house of his in-laws was shot dead and his wife was assaulted and her clothes torn off when she tried to defend her husband. A Delhi policeman is suspected to be behind the crime, according to the family of the deceased.

Pak lady living illegally in Ghaziabad for four decades
Ghaziabad, August 19
A 70-year-old Pakistani woman, who had been living here illegally, has been arrested by the intelligence wing of Ghaziabad Police. Her visa limit expired some 40 years ago. She went missing in Aligarh and has been living in Ghaziabad since then with her husband, who is reportedly an Indian citizen.


Where pits and craters pass for roads
Faridabad, August 19
The belated monsoon spell has given respite from the heat but proved catastrophic for the roads in the district. In fact, the rain has exposed the quality of material used in construction of roads and the ‘failure’ of the administration to prevent waterlogging.

‘Aviation industry poised for grand take-off’
INDIA'S potential in the tourism sector has never been disputed. What, however, remains a matter of concern is that unlike other sectors, the tourism sector cannot grow on its own. Its growth is critically dependent on the growth of other sectors, such as infrastructure, civil aviation and hotels, among others.

Sapna Gupta, Director, Air Hostess Academy.
Sapna Gupta, Director, Air Hostess Academy.

Ban on 2-stroke autos under fire
New Delhi, August 19
The Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Mr Jagdish Mukhi, today alleged that the decision of the Delhi government to ban registration of two-stroke auto-rickshaws in the national Capital was taken to serve “pecuniary interests” of the state Transport Minister and demanded its cancellation.

Khadi workers withdraw stir
Panipat, August 19
Following an assurance by the Central Government, the khadi workers have withdrawn their indefinite nationwide agitation. According to Mr Mahesh Dutt Sharma, convener of the Khadi Mission Haryana, the agitation was planned against commercialisation and liberalisation policies of the government.

President A.P.J Kalam presenting the scroll of honour instituted by Gujar Mal Modi Foundation to Dr Kasturirangan, Chairman, India Space Research Organisation
President A.P.J Kalam presenting the scroll of honour instituted by Gujar Mal Modi Foundation to Dr Kasturirangan, Chairman, India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

FCI scam: CPM gives govt food for thought
Rohtak, August 19
The CPM, Haryana has demanded a high-level inquiry into the allegations of corruption in the Food Corporation of India (FCI). The Central government was keeping silent on a serious issue, the party said.

Students, drivers slug it out every day
Faridabad, August 19
It’s a battle of sorts that is fought between the students and the Haryana roadways daily in the district. The drivers of the roadways buses become extra cautious when their vehicles pass near a college or an educational institution.

Legal services camps held in Delhi zones
New Delhi, August 19
The Delhi Legal Services Authority organised legal literacy camps in all nine zones of Delhi last week in association with the Government of NCT of Delhi. These camps were organised at Moti Nagar, Shakurpur, Palam, Seelampur, Jehangirpuri, Sultanpuri, Kalyanpuri, Okhla and Kamla Market. Similar camps were organised by the Delhi Legal Services Authority in July 2002 as well.

  • NSUI rally
  • CS results

Farmer done to death with bricks
Panipat, August 19
In a brutal incident, a farmer, Bijender, was found dead in his fields at Patti Kalyana village, about 22 km from here, today after he was allegedly hit on the head with bricks by unidentified persons last night.

  • Assault on lensman
  • AIKMU dharna
  • Gang busted
  • Youth killed
  • Payment to farmers

Burmese arrested for ‘links’ with J&K ultras
New Delhi, August 19
With the arrest of a Burmese national who was going to Jammu and Kashmir to join militancy to fight against the government, the Delhi Police has exposed the foreigner jehadi outfits fighting in the valley.

  • Student arrested

  • Two apprehended

Two held with 2.5 kg charas
Ghaziabad, August 19
The Kotwali police, Hapur, last night arrested two persons moving in suspicious circumstances near a private bus stand and recovered 2.5 kg charas from their possession.

Service station staff robbed of Rs 2 lakh
Jhajjar, August 19
In a daring incident, three unidentified robbers reportedly looted Rs 2 lakh from the employees of a service station, outside MIE Branch of the State Bank of India, on the National Highway No 10 in Bahadurgarh, today.

RPI’s protest against arrest of Ghumantu people
New Delhi, August 19
The Republican Party of India has raised its voice against the arrest of the Ghumantu people, which they clam is an “unfair action”. Members of the Ghumantu tribe were arrested in the Kingsway camp area of the city, alleged the party leader, Mr Ramdas Athawale.


NCERT–Value Education
NCERT stresses value education in schools
New Delhi, August 19
A three-day National Consultation on Value Education in Indian Schools organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training began here today. The conference has been organised to provide a forum for studying the strategies of implementing value-based education in schools across the country.


Musical soiree to pay tribute to unsung Independence heroes
New Delhi, August 19
Pt. Ronu Majumdar
Pandit Chaturlal Memorial Society is organising an evening of Indian classical music ‘Amar Jyoti’ as a tribute to the unknown soldiers who fought during the struggle for Independence. The idea to pay homage to the unsung heroes is the brainchild of Pt. Charanjeet Chaturlal, son of the founder Pt. Chaturlal. The programme will be presented at the Siri Fort Auditorium on August 20 at 7 pm.

Spreading awareness through street plays
New Delhi, August 19
Theatre has always come to the aid when it comes to delivering messages of social concern. Whether it is condemning sati or female foeticide or urging people to educate themselves, theatre or rather the street plays also called ‘nukkad natak’ has been a powerful tool to spread awareness and educate people.

Artists from National School of Drama enacting a street play in Palam Vihar.

Artists from National School of Drama enacting a street play in Palam Vihar.


Pataudi to open eye collection centre
Gurgaon, August 19
The first eye collection centre in the district will be opened at Om Indu Jain Charitable Hospital at Dhankot, around seven kilometres away from here tomorrow. It would be formally inaugurated by the Nawab of Pataudi and famous cricketer, Mr Mansoor Ali Khan and his actress wife Ms Sharmila Tagore.


BCCI move creates ripples in DDCA
New Delhi, August 19
The move by the Board of Control for Cricket India to construct a modern cricket stadium in Delhi has created a wave of resentment in the Delhi and District Cricket Association. Delhi is perhaps the only Test venue in the country without a proper stadium, befitting of international standard.

Nepal Cricket Association signs deal with Percept
New Delhi, August 19
The Cricket Association of Nepal has signed a 10-year sports management and marketing contract with Percept D’Mark India. The CAN-Percept tie-up will see Nepal becoming a cricketing destination. The idea is to bring international cricket and cricket heroes to Nepal. There are also ambitious plans to host various cricket events to make Nepal an international cricket destination.

India annex team titles in Bench Press Championship
Sandeep GosainNew Delhi, August 19
Hosts India made a clean sweep of the team titles when they won the women’s and men’s titles in the Asian Bench Press Championship held at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi.

Railway Board, Delhi Audit earn full points
New Delhi, August 19
The Railway Board defeated the Delhi Development Authority 2-0 in a Group B league match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Nivia rout Tagore School
New Delhi, August 19
Nivia Football Academy trounced Tagore International School by 6-2 in the All-India Nivia Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. Gaurav Negi scored the first goal. The other goal-getters were Kapil Yadav, Sahil, Rashid Man, Manish and Mahavir.

SoumikSoumik Chatterjee hits century
New Delhi, August 19
A dashing century knock of 110 by Soumik Chatterjee and efficient support from Manas Malhotra (69) helped DAV, Shalimar Bagh, defeat Anglo Arabic School by better run rate in the Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.


Jhajjar right on target in 20-point programme
Jhajjar, August 19
The Jhajjar district stands first in implementing the 20-point programme of the State government during 2001-2002. Deputy Commissioner Mahender Kumar said here today that almost all the targets have been achieved and even exceeded in some programmes.


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