Tuesday, October 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Respite for illegal plazas till Oct 17
Gurgaon, October 14
The owners of illegally constructed plazas and shopping complexes here can breathe easy till October 17, as the mandarins from the Urban Development Department and the officials of the local Municipal Council are yet to finalise their `hit’ list.

  • Lockout for violating discipline: Delphi

Designer effigies for bonfire in backyard
New Delhi, October 14
After private Holi and Diwali bashes, the denizens of the Capital are waking upto Dasehra celebrations in the safe and sheltered precincts of their gardens and backyards.

An array of dazzling Ravans on sale at Blind School in the Capital on Monday. An array of dazzling Ravans on sale at Blind School in the Capital on Monday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Mining survey report to be submitted soon
Faridabad, October 14
A second committee — which was set up on the orders of the Supreme Court to ascertain whether the ban on mining was being enforced within a 5-km radius of the border of the national Capital — has finished its survey. The committee is likely to submit its report in the court on October 21. The next date of hearing is October 23.

MCD has no fuel to ply garbage trucks
New Delhi, October 14
Scores of vehicles used for carting garbage from the dumps in the city are lying idle as they do not have enough fuel to ply, owing to the financial crisis facing the sanitation department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). In fact, the department has not received the second installment of its funds from the Delhi Government.

Changing foundation stones is Cong priority
New Delhi, October 14
Four years ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went on a foundation-stone laying spree to woo the electorate ahead of the 1998 Assembly polls. Murli Manohar Joshi, Madan Lal Khurana, Sahib Singh Verma, Jagmohan and Harsh Vardhan all laid foundation stones of as many as seven hospitals. Four years later, leave alone erecting a building, there is no trace of even as much as the foundation stone.

NSUI activists protest against the alleged involvement of former DUSU president Avdesh Sharma in the ‘gangrape’ of a young dancer in Alaknanda. NSUI activists seek CBI probe into ‘rape’
New Delhi, October 14
Delhi state activists of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) held a demonstration at Jantar Mantar yesterday, demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged rape of a dancer by former DUSU president Avdesh Sharma on October 8.

NSUI activists protest against the alleged involvement of former DUSU president Avdesh Sharma in the ‘gangrape’ of a young dancer in Alaknanda. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.


Activists of the Anti-Terrorist Front burning the effigy of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of Dasehra at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday.
Activists of the Anti-Terrorist Front burning the effigy of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of Dasehra at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday.
— Tribune Photo

Pop singer Bhuppi is welcomed by Sanjay Mallik and Amandeep Singh at a cultural programme
Pop singer Bhuppi is welcomed by Sanjay Mallik and Amandeep Singh at a cultural programme organised at Fun & Food Village.

Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana with Mrs T. Jain
Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana with Mrs T. Jain, chairperson of Manav Sewa Sansthan, at a camp organised to give financial assistance to the needy in the Capital. 

Ambedkar villages are stragglers in Mayawati land
Meerut, October 14
For the Mayawati-led government claiming to be representative of the Dalits and other backward classes, statistics of development in villages selected for the Ambedkar Gram Vikas Yojana (AGVY) must be a point of worry. Several irregularities are reported in the implementation of the AGVY, which the BSP-BJP government in the state claims to have taken on a priority basis. Villages selected under the AGVY are still behind schedule on several development points.

Front burns the Ravan of terrorism
Sonepat, October 14
A large number of workers affiliated to the All India Anti-terrorist Front took out a procession here today in protest against cross-border terrorism.

‘Corruption can only be contained’
Rohtak, October 14
Dr S. B. Dahiya, Professor of Economics and Director, Institute of Development Studies, Maharshi Dayanand University, feels that corruption cannot be eradicated and it has been in vogue since the inception of state society.

500 idols ready to make Yamuna more toxic
New Delhi, October 14
The Yamuna in the Capital is all set to receive about 500 idols that have been part of the Durga Puja festivities for the last nine days. Though there is sufficient water to immerse these idols, environmentalists are worried that the river will be further added with pollutants, causing deterioration in the already polluted river.

Subhash Arya, leader of the Opposition in MCD.‘I have tried to highlight the shortcomings of the ruling party’
he leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Mr Subhash Arya, has been active in politics since he completed his schooling from DAV School in Daryaganj.

Subhash Arya, leader of the Opposition in MCD.

Rohtak rally to expose ‘misdeeds’ of government
Jhajjar, October 14
A former Haryana minister and spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, stated that the district-level rally of the party would be held in Rohtak on October 27 and the state unit chief, Mr Bhajan Lal, would address the gathering as the chief guest.

Radio taxis launched in the Capital
New Delhi, October 14
The Capital’s roads can now boast of radio taxis. Mega Cab, after successfully testing systems, has launched the full-scale Radio Taxi experience in the National Capital Region.

Murder probe handed over to CID
Rohtak, October 14
Mr Rampal Majra, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Haryana, has handed over the investigation of a murder to the Crime Branch of the CID.

  • Encroachments cleared
  • Two cops arrested

Request to stop Garhwal Express at Shahdara
New Delhi, October 14
The Dainik Yatri Sangh, a registered body of commuters in the Capital, has requested the Union Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, to instruct the railway authorities to provide stoppage of the newly introduced train, Garhwal Express, at Shahdara railway junction for the facility of Uttaranchal Pradesh and Bijnor district as hundreds of people from there are residing in trans-Yamuna and they travel to these places.

  • International MBA plan
  • PTI staff union strike



Gang of thieves strikes at six shops
Sonepat, October 14
A gang of thieves is reported to have become active in the city here, causing panic among residents, particularly shopkeepers in the Ashok Nagar (kutche quarters) and button factory areas.

Depot-holder held for selling kerosene in black
Rohtak, October 14
In a crackdown on depot-holders, a team of district officials arrested two persons, including a depot-holder, at Nidana village on Sunday evening on the charge of selling kerosene, which was to be sold under Public Distribution System (PDS), in the black market.

  • Shopkeeper rapes minor

Three held for making ransom call
New Delhi, October 14
The police today claimed to have arrested three persons who allegedly made a ransom call to a businessman, asking him to cough up Rs 30 lakh.

  • Auto thieves held

  • Pirated CDs seized

Four of gang offer to clean bangles, purloin gold
Rewari, October 14
The Rewari city police have arrested four members of an inter-state gang of cheats who were involved robbing gold and silver ornaments after duping people by offering to clean them.

Youths attacked
Sonepat, October 14
Two youths were seriously injured when they were allegedly attacked by two persons in the Jain Bagh colony here on Sunday night.



IA lift N N Mohan Cricket Trophy
New Delhi, October 14
Indian Airlines defeated Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) by 15 runs in a thrilling title contest of the N N Mohan Memorial All-India Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Ghaziabad.

High-scoring matches in Nehru Girls hockey
New Delhi, October 14
High-scoring matches were the order of the day in the ninth Nehru Girls Hockey Tournament when 32 goals materialised from three matches at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Supreme Court beat Indore Bench
New Delhi, October 14
Supreme Court, Delhi won the argument against Indore Bench by eight wickets in the 14th All-India Advocates Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground. The tournament was inaugurated by Justice V. N. Khare of the Supreme Court. Messers Ram Jethmalani, Kapil Sibal, K. T. S. Tulsi and P. N. Mishra, vice-president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, were also present.

  • GAIL wins

Jasjeet Singh wins Jaypee Open Golf
New Delhi, October 14
India No 7 Jasjeet Singh of Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) won the Indian Golf Union categorised Jaypee Open Amateurs Golf Tournament at the Jaypee Greens golf resort in Noida. Jasjeet putted brilliantly to ward off the challenge of leader Keshav Misra of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

Umpires under tremendous pressure: Mahendra
Rohtak, October 14
Dominance of technology has put the umpires under “tremendous pressure”, feels the vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Mr Ranbir Singh Mahendra, who is also the chairman of the Umpires Committee of the BCCI.

Cosmos prevail over SBI
New Delhi, October 14
Cosmos Club prevailed over State Bank of India (SBI) 4-2 in the last A Division preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

St Columba's enter Parle Cup semis
New Delhi, October 14
A fine unbeaten knock of 94 runs with ten fours and one six by Joel Trinidad and an unbeaten 70 by Wilkins Victor helped St. Columba's School beat Modern School, Barakhamba Road, by 88 runs and entered the semi-final of the Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Haryana outclass Delhi in Cooch Behar cricket
Rohtak, October 14
Haryana registered an outright victory of 169 runs over Delhi in the three-day Cooch Behar Trophy Cricket encounter at Maharaja Agarsain Stadium here today. After having gained a first innings lead of 75 runs, Haryana resumed their second innings today at the score of 125 for 5.Top

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