Friday, December 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Floating migrants blamed
Commissioner of Delhi Police R.S. Gupta addressing a press conference New Delhi, December 26
A large mass of floating population from the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and a considerable chunk from Bihar, Bengal and other states is perhaps the single most important factor abetting the incidents of crime in the Capital.

Commissioner of Delhi Police R.S. Gupta addressing a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo

Eve-teasing: Well-settled married men worst offenders
New Delhi, December 26
The acquaintances and relatives of the victims committed most of the rapes and it is the educated and well-employed married men who indulge in eve-teasing, these facts were reiterated by the Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr R S Gupta, today.


Delhi cops wiser after Dec 13 strike
New Delhi, December 26
The Delhi Police arrested 38 Pakistani militants and killed eight in various encounters in 2002 and for the first time in several years, the Capital remained free from any terrorist strike, Police Commissioner Radhey Shyam Gupta said today.

The traffic went for a toss in the Capital on Thursday morning.It will be foggier in the days to come
New Delhi, December 26
A thick fog enveloped the national Capital today, disrupting traffic and throwing life out of gear. With this, winter has been ushered in the National Capital Region.

The traffic went for a toss in the Capital on Thursday morning. — Tribune Photo

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Transport Minister Ajay Maken take a ride in a DTC bus after flagging off 100 new CNG buses For the Metro-shy, 100 CNG buses flagged off
New Delhi, December 26
If it was a holiday that brought them in droves to the Delhi Metro stations yesterday, fog kept them away for the better part of Thursday morning.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Transport Minister Ajay Maken take a ride in a DTC bus after flagging off 100 new CNG buses in the Capital on Thursday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Grid failure hits life in Panipat
Panipat, December 26
The failure of the Northern Grid in the early hours today paralysed the normal life in the city today. With the grid failing, the production of electricity in the Tau Devi Lal Thermal Power Station came to a standstill and the city was plunged into darkness.


Children making merry on the India Gate lawn in the fog
HAVING A BALL: Children making merry on the India Gate lawn in the fog on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

BJP slams cases against Haryana party leaders
Sonepat, December 26
Mr Om Parkash Dhankar, national secretary of the BJP, has decried the registration of criminal cases against the BJP leaders and activists by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Government on ‘flimsy’ ground and warned that if the harassment of the party workers was not stopped immediately, the BJP would be forced to take drastic action against the state government.

Succour for drought-hit farmers only on paper: Vidrohi
Sonepat, December 26
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has alleged that the packages announced by the Central Government for the drought-hit farmers exist only on paper. The farmers have not received any financial assistance so far in Haryana or elsewhere in the country.

Power cut
Sonepat city and its adjoining areas woke up to a powerless morning again today following a major power breakdown. According to a report, a sudden surge in power demand resulted in the tripping of power plants.

  • Surplus teachers

HVP against inculcating ‘casino culture’
Faridabad, December 26
Activists and members of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) staged a demonstration today, in protest against the move of the Haryana Government to start a casino in the state in near future.

Sheila launches NDMC beautification drive
New Delhi, December 26
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has initiated a beautification drive in the market areas of Gole Market, Khan Market and Shanker Market. Towards this endeavour, the NDMC has undertaken developmental work of footpaths in the areas.

Unit area method of tax assessment transparent: PHDCCI
New Delhi, December 26
The prevailing system of property tax calculation in Delhi, which is based on the cost of construction and the price of land on the date of commencement of construction, has given rise to leakage’s, grievances and corruption, says PHDCCI.

Don trying to theorise a ‘just system’
Rohtak, December 26
Dr Sri Bhagwan Dahiya, professor of Economics at the Maharshi Dayanand University, is an internationally acclaimed academic. He has been a visiting professor to a number of universities in Europe, Australia and Asia.

Training camp a ‘waste of funds, time’ for teachers 
Rohtak, December 26
The training camps for primary teachers being organised by the Haryana Government are ‘waste of government funds and precious teaching time’. This was the opinion of the majority of teachers who are attending these camps.



One killed as three-wheeler collides with bike
Sonepat, December 26
One person was killed on the spot and another sustained serious injuries when a three-wheeler collided with a motorcycle near Khandrai village about 45 km from here last evening.

Four bodies found in Garh Mukteshwar
Four bodies have been recovered in the Garh Mukteshwar area. While two bodies, apparently of youths, bore strangulation marks the two others appear to have been run over by a train. However, none of the bodies could be identified by the police. The bodies were found in a field in Saroorpur village.

  • Over 300 cylinders looted in Dadri

Four held for robbing man of Rs 3,000 
New Delhi, December 26
Four persons, including a rickshaw-puller, were arrested last night by the IP Estate police. They were charged with robbing a person of Rs 3,000 and a trunk containing clothes.

  • Security guard killed

  • Woman killed

Gang of robbers arrested in Noida 
Noida, December 26
The Noida police today foiled a robbery bid by four burglars and recovered goods worth Rs. 2.5 lakh from them. Interrogation revealed that they had sold the stolen goods to a rag-picker, who was subsequently arrested by the police.

Dalit’s house set afire


PNB drive to issue new notes
New Delhi, December 26
Looking at the shortage of new coins and the problem of exchange of soiled and mutilated notes in the market, Punjab National Bank launched a special campaign and distributed new currency, new coins and exchanged mutilated notes worth Rs 88 lakh through its 21 branches in different parts of Delhi.



Panipat teacher honoured
Panipat, December 26
Dr S K Bansal, an expert in environmental economics in the Department of Economics of the local Arya College, has been appointed as the reviewer of a prestigious Canadian journal, ‘Energy Studies Review’.


Vocalist Shubha Mudgal A marriage between painting and poetry
Two distinct genres of painting and music have come together in collaboration to produce a blend of poetry and painting and giving us to cherish ‘Haman Hai Ishq’. Noted painter Haku Shah and musician Shubha Mudgal have delved into our cultural roots of religious pluralism through art and medieval mystic and devotional poetry.

  • Reflections in watercolours

  • Rajasthani art

  • Discovering new shades



NIIT move into Phadkar semis
New Delhi, December 26
NIIT beat Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) by eight wickets and entered the semi-final of the D G Phadkar Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. NIIT will take on B L Kashyap in the semi-final match.

  • Champions Trophy cricket

  • SPM Cricket Tourney

  • Surender stars for Inter Face

Hindustan, Tarun Sangha earn full points
New Delhi, December 26
Defending champions Hindustan Club and Tarun Sangha earned full points when they scored narrow victories in Group A preliminary league matches of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium East ground on Thursday.

Veterans rout England college team
Veterans Club team captain Chetan Chauhan and Ganga School principal Mrs H. Sraw with the Hurstpierpoint College team when they played a limited-over match New Delhi, December 26
Veterans Club of India (VCI) defeated Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex (England) by seven wickets in a limited-over match, played at the Ganga School ground.

Veterans Club team captain Chetan Chauhan and Ganga School principal Mrs H. Sraw with the Hurstpierpoint College team when they played a limited-over match at the West Delhi school ground.

Delhi crush Andhra, enter semis
New Delhi, December 26
Delhi trounced Andhra Pradesh by 154 runs and entered the semi-final of the 48th National School Games Under-16 Vinoo Mankad Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Pioneer down K G Colts
New Delhi, December 26
Pioneer Club downed K G Colts by three wickets in a B Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla I ground.

ATP tennis live on ESPN
New Delhi, December 26
The Tata Open Tennis, India’s and South Asia’s only ATP international series event, and one of only seven in Asia, will be held at the Nungambakkam Stadium in Chenni From December 30 to January 5. Matches of the week-long event will be telecast live by ESPN.

Formula One Grand Prix in Malaysia
New Delhi, December 26
Formula One Grand Prix car race will be held at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia in March, 2003 on the world’s newest F-I track.Top

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