Monday, October 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Bio-terror or not, onus is on public to respond
Delhi government grapples with disaster management
New Delhi, October 21
Hindsight is an exact science and for that reason alone, experts believe, the September 11 terrorist strikes in New York and Washington should be seen more as an opportunity than a threat and “corrective” measures must be undertaken without delay to “reduce” casualties in the event of a similar attack here. The accent, they say, should be on pre-disaster and consequence management.

A commemoration day was observed by various police organisations in New Delhi in memory of officers and jawans who lost their lives while on duty last year. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal


3 criminals killed in encounter
Ghaziabad, October 21
Three alleged criminals were killed in an encounter with the police early morning on Saturday in the Hapur tehsil area.

MCD has no pennies for illegal clusters
New Delhi, October 21
Buried deep in financial crisis, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today is unable to take up any development work in unauthorised colonies which have come into existence haphazardly in different areas of the Capital.Music treat at Qutab

Music treat at Qutab
New Delhi, October 21
The still night and the star-spangled sky provided the right ambience for melody to bloom. And bloom it did on yesterday with stalwarts of the music world Shubha Mudgal and Wadali brothers lifting their performance to new heights at the Qutab Festival. The melody lovers were treated to Sufi and Nirjan music and also to the traditional Qawwali and were mesmerised.

Tabs needed on unfettered security agencies
New Delhi, October 21
Gun-totting security guards is a recurring sight these days. Most of them are employees of private security agencies, which have mushroomed in the Capital in the last few years. The trend may be a manifestation of increasing paranoid, for Delhiites don’t feel secure even in their own backyard.

Queen’s English goes for a toss in chat rooms, on e-mail
New Delhi, October 21
It is a language that is easier on the fingers than on the lips. The purists are shocked. But then who cares! It is the era of digital communication.

Noida hooch tragedy: official nexus to the fore
Noida, October 21
The Nithari hooch tragedy continued to claim its victims, with three more deaths reported in hospital on Saturday and one more on Friday. The toll in the tragedy has risen to 32, besides12 victims reported in Bulandshahar and Ferozabad.

Narcotics control agencies lack teeth to fight peddlers

States follow different laws
New Delhi, October 21
Narcotics control agencies in India are ill-equipped and under-staffed with no proper infrastructure and funds. There is much concern among the country’s narcotics control agencies like Narcotics Control Bureau, Central Bureau of Narcotics, and the Delhi Police narcotics cell that they lack a proper system to deal with the drug peddlers effectively.

Drugs killing them slowly, but who cares?
New Delhi, October 21
Why Drugs? The reply from a large number of boys and girls in the Indian capital would vary from “it’s different” to “good to get stoned” to “it’s a walk in the clouds.” That the malaise runs deep is revealed in the telling statement of a drug dealer: “Alcohol is not the way to socialise anymore, drugs have taken its place.

Two more accused in Red Fort case

Sikh jatha gets nod for Pak

The Sis Ganj gurdwara at Chandni Chowk Martyr’s relics
Gurdwara Sis Ganj (Situated in Chandni Chowk): By Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s order Guru Tegh Bahadur’s leading apostles and companions in prison were tortured to death. Bhai Dayal Das was thrown into a boiling cauldron.

The Sis Ganj gurdwara at Chandni Chowk


Gurgaon glitterati finally wake up to city’s plight, give media a role
Gurgaon, October 21
The gliteratti of Gurgaon, representing various walks of life today emphasised the need for a greater role of the media in providing an impetus to the planned growth of Gurgaon city and helping it to emerge as a model centre of the country.

Policemen pay homage to brethren
New Delhi, October 21
Fourteen personnel of the Delhi Police were among several among other policemen of the central and state cadres who lost their lives during the last one year remembered on the Police Commemoration Day observed at the Kingsway Camp Police Lines here today.

Durga Puja celebrations begin today
New Delhi, October 21
The Durga Puja celebrations begins in the Capital tomorrow with puja samities vying with one another in putting up decorative and eye-catching pandals to attract the devotees.

MCD files affidavit on illegal clusters
New Delhi, October 21
With the increase of illegal colonies and large-scale unauthorised construction in the Capital’s ‘urbanised,’ villages, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), has filed an affidavit in the Delhi High court, and said of the 369 villages in the national capital, 135 had been declared ‘urban,’ and in these the ‘lal dora,’ ceases to exist.


Small is no longer beautiful in Faridabad
Faridabad, October 21
A concern has been voiced at the deteriorating state of the Small Scale Industry(SSI) in the country. In just three decades, Indian small scale units had reached a state of `perish’, as per the studies and reports, says Mr M.P. Rungta, President, Faridabad Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI).

Greeting cards: Peace is the motif
new range of season’s greeting cards in 50 attractive designs has been launched by Archies by joining hands with CRY and Helpage India. The range comprises exquisite and innovative designs contributed by the two NGOs. This season’s cards have the theme of spreading tranquillity and harmony within the anguished and distressed society.

  • Shelter options
  • Silken shave
  • Chic shirts
  • Larger screens


Parents find themselves on a merry-go-round
New Delhi, October 21
Come October and it’s time for parents to feel the jitters about the future of their wards. For, it is admission time.

The admission season is on for infants, as is apparent from this long queue for registration forms at a pre-nursery school in Delhi. SCHOOL BUZZ
Green cats and white horses freak out at special school
here were hundreds of children dressed in their vibrant best. There were green cats and white horses accompanied by clocks and clowns, all brimming with enthusiasm.

The admission season is on for infants, as is apparent from this long queue for registration forms at a pre-nursery school in Delhi.

  • Blood camp for soldiers

  • School with a forest & a farm

  • Laurels for Amity students

  • Good news for infants

  • Scouts & guides

Confusion galore on CNG
he government has added more confusion to the already confused citizens over the issue of CNG. The public in general and transporters in particular are utterly confused as to whether they should go in for CNG or LPG. Those who have already invested Rs 17 lakh on a single CNG bus or converted their bus into CNG mode after spending at least Rs 4 lakh are plagued by the thought whether they will be able to repay their loans and pay their investments back in time.


Rupa SainiHockey player’s patient wait for rewards
New Delhi, October 21
They are well known as the Faridkot sisters. They belong to a family of “unique distinctions” and like many such “unique” families the Saini sisters also realised quite early in their lives that winning accolades on and off the sports field was just not enough for them to earn their due rewards. Olympian Rupa Saini’s is a case in point.

India eyeing 2012 Olympics
New Delhi, October 21
The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ms Uma Bharati, announced today that each state would have a sports academy during the 10th Five-Year Plan.


  • Nivia hit back to hold league

  • Yachting squad back with booty

  • Jindal lift Polo CupTop

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