Friday, November 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Villagers take on dacoits, lynch two
Noida, November 1
Armed with farm implements and lathis, angry residents of Nizampur village under the Sikandra Police station caught and beat to death two persons who were allegedly planning to loot some houses last night. 

A former Delhi Police officer Balbir Singh
A former Delhi Police officer Balbir Singh, who was acquitted in the Indira Gandhi assassination case.
— Tribune photo 

NCR SPECIAL
Acquitted by court, quarantined by others
New Delhi, November 1
Former Delhi Police officer Balbir Singh continues to be shunned by society despite the Supreme Court exonerating him in the case of assassination of the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, on October 31, 1984.

Book guilty, demand riot victims’ kin
New Delhi, November 1
The families of 1984 riot victims today urged the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to take prompt measures to punish those guilty of the riots and give the riot-affected some financial relief.




EARLIER STORIES

 

Maid held for Saket murder
New Delhi, November 1
With the arrest of a 33-year old maid, the Delhi Police today claimed to have solved the mystery behind the murder of an old woman in Saket in South District last month. 

Tease DU girls at your own risk, they are into karate
New Delhi, November 1
Roadside Romeos and eve-teasers, beware. You may soon end with a bruise, or worse still a few broken bones. Alarmed over the increasing incidence of eve teasing on the campus, the Delhi University Students Union is soon going to organise camps to train women students in martial arts to counter the nuisance.

Four shops gutted in Chandni Chowk
New Delhi, November 1
Four shops were destroyed and a few persons sustained minor injuries when a fire broke out in a shop in the congested Chandni Chowk area of North Delhi this afternoon. While the police are ascertaining the exact cause of fire it is suspected the electrical goods shop which caught fire may have suffered a short circuit.
Four shops were destroyed when a fire broke out
Four shops were destroyed when a fire broke out in the congested Chandni Chowk area. Another fire was reported at the National Institute of Criminology in Rohini. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Body waits as cops slug it out
Faridabad, November 1
The body of a woman, fished out from the nearby Agra canal, had to be kept for about eight hours due to a dispute over the jurisdiction of two police stations here. It was only when a senior police officer intervened that the victim’s family was allowed to take the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem on Wednesday.

 


COMMUNITY

Namdharis join Sikh census issue
New Delhi, November 1
Namdhari Sikhs today joined the Census issue raised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. Talking to The Tribune, the president of Namdhari Darbar, Mr H. S. Hanspal, said under -representation the Sikh community in Census 2001 would adversely affect the interests of the community.

The early morning mist in New Delhi
The early morning mist in New Delhi is an indication of things to come.
— Tribune photo

CVC to draft corruption index
New Delhi, November 1
In an attempt to root out corruption in public institutions, the Central Vigilance Commission is in the process of formulating a “Corruption Perception Index”.

FOLLOW-UP
One held in Jhajjar shootout
Jhajjar, November 1
The district police today arrested one of the accused in yesterday’s shootout between rival gangs inside the local court complex in which five persons sustained injuries.

Nirankari meet from Nov 10
New Delhi, November 1
Thousands of devotees of Sant Nirankari Mission , including volunteers of its Seva Dal, are busy preparing for their biggest international get- together in Delhi to rededicate themselves to the most cherished cause today – the cause of truth, love and peace.

A superplex for a super family outing
New Delhi, November 1
Picture this, a family wants a day out. The only hitch is that while the mom wants to watch Shahrukh romancing Kareena, the kids want to sink their teeth into sumptuous delicacies and the financier, the father, wants to flex some muscles – playing games.

Car blows up
Faridabad, November 1
A Daewoo Cielo car blew up today after the gas cylinder kept in its boot caught fire on Mathura Road around noon. Two passengers of the vehicle, however, escaped unhurt. 

 

CRIME

Property dealer shot dead
New Delhi, November 1
An unidentified assailant in the Paschimpuri area of West Delhi shot a property dealer dead last night. Though the exact motive of the killing is yet to be ascertained, the police suspects it could be a case of old enmity as Narain, the property dealer, was known as a bad character in the area.

BUSINESS

Sab under one roof at this sabka bazaar for Janakpuri residents
New Delhi, November 1
Residents of West Delhi have some good tidings. Sabka Bazaar, one of the largest supermarket chains, today launched its outlet at Janakpuri amidst much fanfare. The store in Janakpuri is the fourth in a row by Home Store India Limited with three Sabka Bazaars already operating in Pitampura in North Delhi, IP Extension is East Delhi and Zakir Nagar in South Delhi.

Jewellery fair at Hotel Ashok
New Delhi, November 1
For jewellery lovers in the Capital here is some good news. An exquisite collection of diamonds, pearls and other gems plus a variety of platinum, gold and silver jewellery will be on display from November 2 to November 5 at Hotel Ashok.

 

COURTS

High Court stays mine auction
Gurgaon, November 1
The Mines and Geological department had to stop the auction of the mines mid-way yesterday following the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court last evening. However, of the 39 mines scheduled to be auctioned yesterday, the proceedings on 29 mines had already been completed by the time the high court order was received by the presiding officer of the auction, said Mr Apoorva Kumar Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon.

 

CULTURE


M. S. Bawa
Former Air Marshal M. S. Bawa

Border bordered on lies: Real-life hero
New Delhi, November 1
Was the super-duper Hindi film, Border, the real story of Longewala? Probably, the only truth about the movie was that India won the war, said the real-life hero, who conducted the whole operation. Former Air Marshal M. S. Bawa, the then Base Commander of Jaisalmer, whose role Jackie Shroff played in the movie, said, “Border was a complete distortion of history.

ARTSCAPE
A pleasing potpourri of paintings & sculptures
I
T was meant for both – people having a fleeting interest in art and sculpture as well as the connoisseur. It was the painting exhibition by Surid Mukhopadhaya, Atul Talukdar, Shyamal Lahiri, Rajesh Sharma and Rajesh Verma at Fresco Gallery, Lalit Kala Academy, last week.

13-year-old Sharanya Chandran, Bharatanatyam dancer
13-year-old Sharanya Chandran, Bharatanatyam dancer

An artiste after 13 summers               
C
oming events cast their shadows…,’ goes the saying. It is just the appropriate adage for Sharanya Chandran’s personality. A child artist, who has seen barely 13 summers, performed Arangetram, her debut Bharatnatyam performance, at India Habitat Center on November 1 and had the audience in ruptures over each meticulous step.

This Draupadi does not want war
T
he quest to know and to be known has, from time to time, attracted performing artists, specially the fairer sex. The latest to join the tribe is Geeta Chandran, a renowned classical dancer, and Anurpa Roy, a famous puppeteer. Together, they will present ‘Her Voice’ that weaves two art forms together – dance and puppetry.

 

SPORTS


The Randhawas never retire
G.S. Randhawa

The Randhawas never retire
Jaswinder Randhawa

The Randhawas never retire                          
New Delhi, November 1
Gurbachan Singh Randhawa does not look like a 63-year-old. He is a bundle of energy, and always raring to go. And he says with well-meaning good humour that “I have not yet declared my retirement". But his forehead lines with creases when he talks about Punjab athletics.

Arjun Singh leads in Honda-Siel Golf
New Delhi, November 1
Arjun Singh, who was thinking of an alternative career less than a year back, shot a brilliant eight-under 64 to take sole possession of the lead after the first round in the Rs 30-lakh prize money Honda-Siel PGA Championship at the par-72 Delhi Golf Club course here today.

Pavel for Tata Open
New Delhi, November 1
Andrei Pavel of Romania, currently placed 24th in the ATP Champion's Race, would return to Chennai to participate in the Tata Open Tennis Championship to be played from December 31, 2001 to January 6, 2002. The 27-year-old Pavel's crowning moment came this year when he became the first Romanian to win a Tennis Masters Series title, beating Patrick Rafter in Montreal.
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