Wednesday, August 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Cops have egg on their face
New Delhi, August 20
Even as the Delhi Police continued to hunt for R. K. Sharma, the senior Haryana cadre IPS officer, the efficiency and alertness of its men was in question when an affidavit attested by an officer at Tis Hazari courts on August 16 was submitted before the Delhi High Court to buttress the plea for anticipatory bail.

An ensemble from the collection of Siddartha Tytler, son of Jagdish Tytler, at a fashion show in the Capital.
An ensemble from the collection of Siddartha Tytler, son of Jagdish Tytler, at a fashion show in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tipsy executives get into brawl
Meerut, August 20
At least 20 persons were injured in a clash at a party thrown by a private marketing company. Following the fracas, several executives found themselves in police custody today morning.

Restaurant owner, wife murdered
Faridabad, August 20
A 65-year-old restaurant owner and his wife were murdered by four persons at midnight last night in NH-5 locality of the NIT area.



Roll no slip, marks card to carry photo
Rohtak, August 20
The Maharshi Dayanand University plans to introduce roll number slips, detailed marks sheets and degrees which will contain the photos of the candidates. This decision will come into force in the ensuing annual examination.


Sonepat breathes easy as Yamuna water recedes
Sonepat, August 20
The water level of the Yamuna has started receding near this city since Monday.
According to a report, the district authorities and the officials of the irrigation department heaved a sigh of relief on account of receding water level but the people of the area blamed the irrigation department officials for not completing the anti-flood works, including the construction of stone studs.

Akalis observe the 17th death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal.
Akalis observe the 17th death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal. The Delhi unit chief of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), Mr Avtar Singh Hit, garlands a portrait of the slain leader at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj.

Awards instituted for labour unions, leaders
New Delhi, August 20
The Delhi Government today announced the institution of “Rajiv Gandhi Awards for Industrial Peace and Harmony” to be given to labour unions and union leaders annually.

Walia for life term to fake drugs sellers
New Delhi, August 20
Health Minister A.K. Walia wants his counterpart in the Union Ministry of Health to amend the Drugs and Cosmetic Act to punish any person found to be manufacturing and/or selling spurious drugs with imprisonment for life.

Houses allotted to MCD safai karamcharis
New Delhi, August 20
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, today distributed allotment letters of residential quarters to safai karamcharis working in Municipal Corporation of Delhi under the Ambedkar Awas Yojna.


Five dacoits held
New Delhi, August 20
With the arrest of five dacoits, the East district police today claimed to have prevented a dacoity near New Kondli Gas Agency and Ruchika petrol pump. The police also recovered a loaded pistol and knives from their possession.


DUTA to sit on dharna against ‘heavy’ workload
New Delhi, August 20
The Delhi University Teachers Union along with the students will hold a dharna on the main campus and the south campus on September 10 against the UGC’s move to increase the workload and cut down the number of teachers in colleges.

Decks cleared for brides
FTER the Lakme India Fashion Week, it is time for another mega event, the ‘Bride and Groom’ exhibition. Starting on August 24, the designers will showcase their line for the brides and the grooms. Not that it should be any difficult for our designers who take the cake when it comes to designing for weddings. In the country where marriage translates into ‘big’, ‘lavish’ and often ‘ostentatious’ wedding wear has of long become the staple of designers.
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FCI rain goals on Railway Board
New Delhi, August 20
Food Corporation of India, North Zone went on a merciless goal-hunt to trounce Railway Board 8-1 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutions at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital. FCI led by 5-1 at the breather.

Sahara Enterprises win
New Delhi, August 20
Sahara Enterprises defeated More Pen by six wickets and entered the final of the cup clash in the first Turf Sports Management Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament played at the Modern School ground.


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