Sunday, October 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Believe it or not, the rich too steal power!
New Delhi, October 20
Beware of the midnight knock, for the Delhi Vidyut Board is in hot pursuit of errant consumers and defaulters. Particularly so, if you happen to reside in any of the posh colonies.

No scheduled tribes, yet Delhi Govt revives quota
New Delhi, October 20
The Congress-led Delhi government’s move to restore reservation to Scheduled Tribes (STs) appears to be politically motivated, as there are no notified STs in the state in the scheduled list.

Remembering a martyr

Gurdwara Rakab Ganj:(situated near Parliament) - When Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Chandni Chowk and the lamenting and wailing crowd surged forward to have a closer look at the martyred prophet, a man named Bhai Jaita picked up the head of  Devotees throng the Rakab Ganj gurdwara
Devotees throng the Rakab Ganj gurdwara
the Guru and disappeared into the grief-stricken crowd.


Shilpa Shetty
Woman in white Shilpa Shetty looks enchanting at a press conference held in the Capital to promote Sunny Deol’s Indian. Sunny hopes to recapture the magic created by Gadar with his forthcoming release. He is trying to capitalise on the genre of period films, which are in vogue since the release of Lagaan.


Squabbles block Khalsa College auditorium
New Delhi, October 20
Squabbles within the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) have ensured that the picturesque campus of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College on the North Campus of Delhi University will have one black spot – an uncompleted auditorium.

This bar has nothing to hide, it is an open secret
New Delhi, October 20
If you want to drink and don’t have a place, if the bars are not affordable, and if the hotels are too plush for you to stay in, nary a worry. There is a watering hole under the sun -- an open-air “bar” at a stone’s throw from the Super Bazaar in Connaught Place, which will take care of your parched throat.

Despite Noida tragedy, hooch flows in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, October, 20
The recent hooch tragedy in Noida, which claimed over 25 lives, hasn’t opened the eyes of the district administration here as illicit liquor is flowing in various places of the district. The police and the administration have not taken any effective step to stem the flow.

Misgivings over anthrax allayed
New Delhi, October 20
The Delhi Government on Saturday said that four of the several letters or parcels suspected of anthrax contamination sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases for tests had proved negative. Health Minister AK Walia reiterated that the scare was unfounded and that there was no cause for panic.

Final touches being given to Phoolan case chargesheet
New Delhi, October 20
The Delhi Police are giving final touches to the chargesheet of Phoolan Devi murder case, which is to be submitted to the court before October 25 even as the key witness, Shravan Kumar is still at large.

A treasure trove of Sikh artefacts
New Delhi, October 20
A Sikh Museum portraying the community's history, the valuable contribution of Sikh gurus for the spread of religion and other historical personalities associated with Sikhism has come up in Delhi.


DDA offer of flats leaves Kashmiri migrants divided
New Delhi, October 20
Thrown out of their hearths and homes, Kashmiri migrants living in Delhi had been praying for decent accommodations that would take them out of the squalid camps where they are now cramped in. However, when the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) finally announced plans to provide flats to residents of such camps in the Capital, not many are euphoric. Worse, the news has been damaging in more ways than one for the community.

Anti-terrorism policy attacked
Ghaziabad, October 20
“Terrorism has struck its roots in India due to the lack of a well-considered national policy on it and the lukewarm approach of the government,” said Mr B. S. Bedi, former Director-General of Police of Jammu and Kashmir.

Crackdown on rickshaws
Gurgaon, October 20
The Improvement Trust has decided to crack the whip against unauthorised rickshawpullers in the city.

Drive to decongest Patparganj
New Delhi, October 20
The Delhi Traffic Police have drawn up a plan to ease traffic congestion on the Patparganj Road connecting NOIDA and Vikas Marg, but chances of its implementation seem to be bleak.

Family commits suicide
uried deep in debt, four members of a family residing in Uttam Nagar in West Delhi committed suicide here today evening by consuming poisonous tablets.

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Businessman robbed at Loni Road
New Delhi, October 20
A businessman of Ashok Vihar was reportedly robbed of Rs 3.5 lakh and a two- wheeler from Loni Road area of North East district.


WTC fallout: units move out of Faridabad
Faridabad, October 20
The terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York on September 11 has put India’s export-oriented units situated at Faridabad in a quandary. The US traders have, in fact, cancelled most of the export orders.

Jewellery for working women on display
Faridabad, October 20
Indradhanush, an exhibition of contemporary jewellery, opened at Gymkhana Club here today.



Measuring your stress quotient
eed makes devotion," guided perhaps by this literary aphorism, the Delhi Psychiatric Society (DPS) decided to identify and treat devotees in need of help and counselling. Devotees visiting the Chattarpur Sai mandir in South Delhi recently, got the opportunity to have their stress levels measured at a mental health camp, organised by the Delhi Psychiatric Society and Sukarya, an NGO run by trustees of the temple.

  • Progress in cancer research
  • Breastfeeding guidelines


23-year-old Raj Pal in all his glory at a local gymnasiumFlexing his way to Mr World
New Delhi, October 20
For 23-year-old Raj Pal, bodybuilding is not just a way to ‘floor’ girls. It’s his passion and he took to it as a sport. Having won Mr Delhi University, Mr All-India University, Mr Delhi and Mr North India titles several times, Raj Pal is now flexing his muscles to become Mr World. And giving him the right training platform is the gym, Muscle Magic, run by him at Malaviya Nagar which, he claims, is the best gym in India.

23-year-old Raj Pal in all his glory at a local gymnasium

Delhi batsmen taking no chances
New Delhi, October 20
Delhi’s defeat at the hands of Tamil Nadu in the knock out round of the Ranji Trophy in Chennai last year still rankles, and a rejuvenated Delhi are taking no chances this season.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmia with senior selectors Ashok Malhotra and Madan Lal, when he came a-calling to Delhi after winning the BCCI presidential election in Chennai last month.Delhi's domestic cricket calendar packed to brim
New Delhi, October 20
The cricket schedule of Delhi for this season is upto the brim. The season will begin with their Ranji Trophy match against Services, to be played at the Palam ground, from November 1 to 4. And Delhi has to play their Ranji Trophy one-day limited overs’ league match against Services at far away Jalandhar on December 15.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmia with senior selectors Ashok Malhotra and Madan Lal, when he came a-calling to Delhi after winning the BCCI presidential election in Chennai last month.

5-day skating championship
Faridabad, October 20
The five day first national skating (speed) of the CBSE schools started here at local DAV Public School (Sector-14) grounds yesterday.


  • B.B.Stars hold Simla Youngs

  • Partnership wins tennis title

  • Cash award for jr. hockey team


MCD alerted on illegal structures
New Delhi, October 20
The Delhi Government has ordered the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to keep a check on illegal constructions which are on the rise in different areas of the Capital, the Minister for Urban Development and Social Welfare, Dr Ashok Kumar Walia, said.

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