Tuesday, February 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Demolition stayed; administration residents breathe easy
Faridabad, February 17
The bulldozers of the district administration were not deployed for demolishing the 2500-odd houses of AC Nagar locality here, allegedly built on the encroached land of the municipal corporation, after reports trickled in that the Punjab and Haryana high court had stayed the matter till March 6 next.

BJP councillors want details, hope to open can of worms 
New Delhi, February 17
The contentious issue of privatising the Capital’s streetlights rocked the meeting of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi with corporators demanding an inquiry and a detailed report of the minutes of the meeting which took place between the Delhi Government and the private companies before the contract was signed.

Schoolgirls giving final touches to their paintings Schoolgirls giving final touches to their paintings on ‘Traffic transportation and road safety’, organised by the Delhi Traffic Police in the capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo


Prime real estate, proposed shopping complex in the lurch
Sonepat, February 17
The proposed construction of a Rs 50-lakh shopping complex on the premises of the old Civil Hospital is hanging fire as the Sonepat Municipal Council has no funds. The civic body had drawn up a plan for the construction of the shopping complex last year, which it had hoped would pull it out of the red.

3 get death sentence, prime accused at large since 1997
Noida, February 17
Three persons, including a woman, have been handed down death sentences by a Sessions Court in a case of triple murder that took place in Achaura village in Bulandshahr six years ago.

Booty worth Rs 24 lakh recovered
New Delhi, February 17
The South district police today claimed to have busted a gang of burglars who were active in posh areas and solved more than 78 cases of burglaries and house thefts. The police have recovered stolen property worth Rs 24 lakh from their possession.

The recovered goods are on display at the Delhi Police South district HQ. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
The recovered goods are on display in the Delhi Police South district HQ


‘Even cancer and AIDS can be cured through acupressure’
Dr Rajesh Kumar JaiswalT
he empty corridors of the first floor of the WUS Health Centre at Delhi University begin filling up after 3 pm. People from different parts of the walled city, most of them chronic patients, come when all other treatments fail to cure their diseases. They await their turn to enter the small room of the doctor who has cured thousands of people over the years through acupressure techniques. What surprises the first-timers is that the doctor is completely blind.

Surajkund Crafts Mela prizes  distributed
Faridabad, February 17
Mr Ahsok Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, presided over the closing function of the 17th Surajkund Crafts Mela after the Union Minister of Tourism Jagmohan, who was supposed to be the chief guest, could not come.

Woman missing, hubby absconding
Ghaziabad, February 17
A married woman has gone missing from her husband’s house at Brisinghpur village in Antrauli area while all her in-laws have reportedly gone underground. The father of the young woman has expressed fears that his daughter might have been murdered by now. He has lodged a written complaint against his son-in-law and his father.
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Arvinder ‘Lovely’ seeks probe into sex allegation
New Delhi, February 17
Faced with yesterday’s damning disclosure by a Gujarat minister about a call girl racket, Delhi MLA Arvinder Singh ‘Lovely’ today demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and a Parliamentary House committee to ascertain the veracity of the allegations levelled against him and two Punjab ministers.


Training workshop for educators from Africa, India
New Delhi, February 17
Teacher-educators from Africa and India today began an 11-day training programme at the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT). The programme is being conducted in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.

LPG kit model bags first prize in science fair
Jhajjar, February 17
A model of ‘LPG kit for a small capacity engine’ presented by five students of mechanical engineering was adjudged best in the science fair organised at P. D. Public School near Bahadurgarh here today.


AltaVista and CricInfo team up for World Cup
New Delhi, February 17
AltaVista, a leading global provider of search services, has signed an agreement with CricInfo.com, the home of cricket on the Internet for the Cricket World Cup, currently being played in South Africa. AltaVista will power search functionality on CricInfo.com and include CricInfo content on AltaVista sites worldwide.
Dr Badri Seshadri and Kevin Eyres shake hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the team up of AltaVista and CricInfo.com for the World Cup.
Dr Badri Seshadri and Kevin Eyres shake hands after signing a Memorandum

Faridkot College enter semis
New Delhi, February 17
Brijindra College, Faridkot edged out Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar 8-7 via sudden-death tie-beaker to enter the semi-final of the 10th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Danny shines for Aussies
New Delhi, February 17
A fine all-round performance by southpaw Danny (2 for 21 and 56 n o) and a fiery bowling display by Ray Marcelo (4 for 26) helped the Australian High Commission defeat New Zealand High Commission by eight wickets in a league match of the second Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the Nehru Stadium.

Sar Group record handsome win
New Delhi, February 17
Sar Group trounced HT by 117 runs in the title clash of the third Cry Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge at the Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad.


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