Saturday, November 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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For cops, murder is the same as suicide
Ghaziabad, November 2
Bizarre as it may sound, a youth allegedly killed his friend for giving ‘candies to his mother’ and threw him into a burning pyre. The police, on being informed of the ‘cremation’, reached the spot but simply watched the body burn, believing it to be a case of suicide. This happened in Tumdhel village near here on October 19.

MLA gets the cake, rest the crumbs
New Delhi, November 2
Having a VIP resident in one’s locality might be god-send, if it would ensure the amenities of life. But for residents of Raj Park Society in Sultanpuri, a VIP resident is only a sad reminder of the inequities that divide the elected and the electorate.

Blame it all on the residents
New Delhi, November 2
Getting through to the Congress MLA, Mrs Susheela Devi, isn’t as much a problem as eliciting comments from her. One is curtly told by her aides to approach her husband, Mr Jai Kishan, a former legislator. This is what Mr Jai Kishan had to say in response to allegations levelled by residents of the society...




Manpreet Brar tries out a trinket at the Inauguration of Jewels 2001.
Manpreet Brar tries out a trinket at the Inauguration of Jewels 2001. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Panel favours giving more schools to DPS
Ferozepur (Gurgaon), November 2
The high-powered committee, constituted by the Haryana Government to inquire into various aspects relating to Mewat government model schools in this district managed by Delhi Public School Society, has expressed satisfaction over the all-round development of children in these schools.

Politicians are passe, celebrities the rage
New Delhi, November 2
Politicians are passe, celebrities are in. Result: A new trend is discernible – Film icons, sports stars and beauty queens are being increasingly roped in to cut the crimson ribbon during inauguration of stores and complexes.

Kapil set to prove he is true all-rounder
New Delhi, November 2
Kapil Dev was an avid participant on day two of the Rs 30-lakh prize money Honda-Siel Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course here today. The former Indian captain has made the cut, and has been placed tied-third in the amateur section, while he has done quite well in the pro section too, considering the formidable field he had to battle against, securing a tied 21st position.

Golfers Mukesh Kumar & Kapil Dev at the Honda-Siel Open tournament. — Tribune photo
Golfers Mukesh Kumar & Kapil Dev at the Honda-Siel Open tournament.


A bit fast on fasting this Karva Chauth
New Delhi, November 2
With Karva Chauth just a day away, it’s time to pull a fast one on the sly. Of course, for unmarried girls. Along with married women, unmarried girls in the Capital are going chirpy about how good it feels to fast for your boyfriend. And many of them are quite sure they “will fast” this time. Some others, of course, differ.

Saket shopkeepers feel cordoned off
New Delhi, November 2
The shopkeepers of the DDA Market in H-Block, Saket in south Delhi are on a warpath with the residents of the colony. They have threatened to move the court against the Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) because most of the colony gates remain locked during the daytime, making it extremely difficult for the residents of the other blocks of the area to reach the market. 

DSGMC to run train for bicentenary
New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is organising a special train for those willing to attend the Maharaja Ranjit Singh bicentennial celebrations to be held in Amritsar this month.

JD (S) protests against POTO
New Delhi, November 2
In order to mark protests against the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO), a massive public demonstration was held in the Capital by the Janata Dal on Friday. Delhi Pradesh Janata Dal (Secular) President Shoaib Iqbal, MLA, cautioned that POTO was a more dangerous Act than TADA. It was aimed at harassing the minority community on the pretext of terrorism.

Pranksters spreading powder of fear
Faridabad, November 2
Certain pranksters seem to be involved in taking undue advantage of the prevailing anthrax scare in the town. Two cases of receiving suspicious letters containing some powder have been received in the past 10 days.

Jhajjar bandh gets mixed response
Jhajjar, November 2
Shops and business establishment s remained closed here today following the bandh call given by the Congress in protest against the new house tax policy framed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) government.


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Spurious liquor is consuming Faridabad
Faridabad is perched on a dangerous keg. The NOIDA-type human tragedy, caused by the consumption of spurious liquor, may happen here any day. The preliminary investigation by the NOIDA police that a part of the killer-brew, which claimed 28 lives, came from Faridabad, makes a startling revelation.

Gurgaon: A millennium city in the making
The chances of Gurgaon measuring up to the Haryana Government’s ‘Millennium City' tag one day are considerably brighter because of the recent brainstorming sessions between senior officers of the state and NGOs based in the city.

Residents of Old DLF colony are not able to access houses on the main road. — Tribune photo

Residents of Old DLF colony are not able to access houses on the main road.


Friend turns fiend, shoots youth
New Delhi, November 2
A youth was allegedly shot dead by his friend in the Nangloi area of West Delhi, last night. Budh Narain, a resident of Adhyapak Nagar in Nangloi, identified as the victim, hailed from Allahabad and was staying in Delhi with his family.


CBI chargesheets IT officer
New Delhi, November 2
More than one and a half years after a case of graft was registered, the Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI has finally filed a charge sheet before a special court here against the accused Rajesh Gupta, an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi.


Bleeding disorder patient gets a new lease of life
New Delhi, November 2
A Pathankot resident, Gurdeep Singh (28), with a bleeding disorder problem, has successfully undergone a kidney transplant in Ganga Ram Hospital in the Capital. He is perhaps the first patient in the world with a bleeding problem to have successfully undergone this operation.


Sports tourism the new mantra
New Delhi, November 2
The 'National Sports Policy 2001' has recognised the “inter-dependence and inter-relationship” between sports and tourism sectors, "the integrated development of which is capable of generating very substantial revenues and ensuring a high volume of tourist traffic from within the country and from overseas, while simultaneously promoting a sports and fitness culture in the country”.

Arjun Singh takes 3-stroke lead
Arjun Singh, the leader of the Honda-Siel Golf, in action at the Delhi Golf Club on Friday.

New Delhi, November 2
Arjun Singh played faultless golf for the second successive day and opened a three-stroke lead at the half-way stage of the Rs 30-lakh Honda-Siel PGA Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course here today. Arjun aggregated 11-under 133, following a bogie-free three-under 69, in the biggest prize money event on the Hero Honda Indian Golf Tour. Mukesh Kumar shot a two-under 70 and remained in second place with a tally of eight-under 136.

Arjun Singh, the leader of the Honda-Siel Golf, in action at the Delhi Golf Club on Friday. — Tribune photo

Dhindsa to open stadium
New Delhi, November 2
The Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, will inaugurate the newly developed cricket ground of the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, University of Delhi, on November 5 at 2.30 pm.

15-day camp for Taekwondo
New Delhi, November 2
A 15-day coaching camp for the Delhi Taekwondo team for the National Games to be held in Punjab from November 19 began at the Nehru Stadium here yesterday.


Hotel canopy demolished
Faridabad, November 2
The authorities of the local municipal corporation demolished the alleged encroachment done by a three star hotel on Neelam-Bata road here today.


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