Sunday, November 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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SAI officers knee-deep in archery scam
New Delhi, November 3
Some unscrupulous officials have reportedly taken the Sports Authority of India for a ride, squandering away huge amounts by overlooking irregularities in the purchase of archery equipment.

Delhi’s gift to stuffy Faridabad – diesel autos
Faridabad, November 3
Traffic pollution is perhaps one of the issues that has received the least attention in this industrial hub of the state. As a result, the pollution level has defied all limitations leading to serious problems for local residents.

With the Supreme Court ordering the phasing out of diesel vehicles on Delhi roads, over 3,000 diesel auto-rickshaws have migrated to Faridabad, choking the already polluted city. With the Supreme Court ordering the phasing out of diesel vehicles on Delhi roads, over 3,000 diesel auto-rickshaws have migrated to Faridabad, choking the already polluted city.

Sweating it out for another day in school, or for a marathon?
New Delhi, November 3
How would you describe a school-going child’s average day? Or rather how would you plan out the itinerary? You may not give it a serious thought, but a high school student’s working hours can safely be compared to that of a time-strapped executive, who often loses count of time.

Arms racket lands Jind SDM in CBI net
New Delhi, November 3
The Central Bureau of Investigation claims to have arrested the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Jind, Mr A. N. Icchapuri, from the official residence of the Deputy Commissioner of Karnal, Mr Devender Singh, in connection with the alleged inter-state arms licence racket.

Fiery Namrata Shirodkar at the preview of her musical Tera Mera Saath Rahen.
Fiery Namrata Shirodkar at the preview of her musical Tera Mera Saath Rahen.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Kith & kin sold into flesh trade
Noida, November 3
Beginning with the sale of his own sister for Rs 16,000 18 years ago, Dalvir of Kapla village near here has not looked back. The motive, of course, was to make a few quick bucks. In all, he and Ramphool – to whom he sold his sister – have disposed of eight girls and killed the mother of one.

Showdown imminent on Dalit meet
New Delhi, November 3
The proposed mass conversion of Dalits to Buddhism, scheduled for tomorrow here, may snowball into a showdown, with the police withdrawing its earlier permission for the programme and the organisers expressing their determination to go ahead with it.

Bomb scare in VVIP area
New Delhi, November 3
Panic gripped the VIP area of Tughlak Road near the Prime Minister’s house, following a hoax bomb call at the Delhi Police Headquarters.



Seeking greener pastures overseas
New Delhi, November 3
Canada is emerging as the hottest destination for immigrants with nearly 2.5 lakh people making it to that country every year. India is next only to China in contributing to the burgeoning immigrant population of Canada with people of Indian origin accounting for nearly 3 per cent of the population.

DDA flats have no takers, yet it wants to build more
New Delhi, November 3
The ways of the Delhi Development Authority – the biggest bulk supplier of residential flats – makes one believe that it has all the right to destroy what it builds. Or is it a game the DDA loves to play?

Mayapuri flyover has shopkeepers jittery
The Mayapuri flyover will ease traffic congestion, help commuters avoid intersections and shrink the distance. But that is when it is complete. Given that the construction is proceeding at a tardy pace and is expected to be complete only by June 2002, local residents and shopkeepers are having a torrid time.

Surajkund helps bring handicrafts out of the closet
New Delhi, November 3
Thanks to the annual crafts mela, Surajkund in Haryana has become a favourite destination of those pining for chic handloom and handicraft products.
The mela brings out of the closet the country’s finest handlooms and handicrafts, ranging from wickerwork baskets and mats to silk saris, shawls, carpets and metalwork and much, much more.

DPCC demands better upkeep of Shakti Sthal
New Delhi, November 3
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today criticised the Centre for the poor maintenance and upkeep of Shakti Sthal, the samadhi of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The party said it would be forced to launch an agitation if remedial measures were not taken immediately.
Suniye calls for more ‘able’ Act
New Delhi, November 3
Suniye, a non-governmental organisation working for the cause of the disabled, has called for an amendment to the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, for removing anomalies to facilitate admission of the disabled into educational institutions.
Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Quota for minorities sought
New Delhi, November 3
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, Minority Cell, vice-president, Md. Shahid Siddiqui, today demanded more representation of the minority community in the proposed re-constitution of the DPCC.


Betting on Sharjah tourney: 1 held
New Delhi
The Delhi Police on Saturday claimed to have busted a satta racket with the arrest of one of the operators in North Delhi yesterday. He was putting his bet during the one-day cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Sharjah yesterday.

  • 6 robbers held

  • Commits suicide

  • Child mowed down by tanker


Cut on luxury tax ‘inadequate’
New Delhi, November 3
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry today complimented the Delhi Government for accepting its long-pending demand for reduction of luxury tax on hotels.


JNU poll scene hots up
New Delhi, November 3
The election scene in the Jawaharlal Nehru University is heating up with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad – the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party — deciding to field tested trump card Sandeep Mahapatra for the president’s post.


Lok Adalats coming to the rescue of poor: judge
Sonepat, November 3
Mr Justice V.K. Bali of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority said here today Lok Adalats had proved an effective measure of providing justice to the downtrodden and weaker sections of society in the state.


Shabad recital touches new high
New Delhi, November 3
Kirtan recital touched a new high in the Capital with singers of different traditions sung under one roof at a function organised by Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan.
The three-day function, which concludes on Sunday, would focus on Raga Gauri, which would allow the performers freedom of interpretation.


A hospital that has no medicines
New Delhi, November 3
Why are there government hospitals? The answer is to serve the poor and the needy, for a poor man cannot afford medication in expensive private hospitals. He can only go to a government hospital and the least he expects there is medicines. Does he get them?

India is the diabetes capital, change your lifestyle
New Delhi, November 3
Concerned over the World Health Organisation’s unsparing pronouncement about India being the Diabetes Capital of the World and its projection of over six crore cases of diabetes in the country by 2025, the Delhi Diabetic Forum has decided to educate the public to prevent the disease through lifestyle modification.

  • For patients’ kin

  • Alternative cure

  • Fussy eaters


Sports federations to be made accountable
New Delhi, November 3
The National Sports Policy 2001, which is due for implementation, will make the National Sports Federations (NSFs) accountable for their actions, as henceforth, the Government will adopt a stick and carrot policy towards the federations while distributing Government grants, to make them produce tangible results.

Arjun widens lead in Honda-Siel Golf
New Delhi, November 3
Arjun Singh opened a massive six-stroke lead over the field on the penultimate day of the Rs 30-lakh Honda-Siel PGA Championship, being played at the par 72 Delhi Golf Club course, today.

Leading golfers (from right) Uttam Mundy, Mukesh Kumar and Arjun Singh having an on-field chat as they wait for their next shot in the Honda-Siel Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course on Friday.
— Tribune photo
Leading golfers (from right) Uttam Mundy, Mukesh Kumar and Arjun Singh having an on-field chat as they wait for their next shot in the Honda-Siel Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course on Friday.

US coach to conduct tennis workshops
New Delhi, November 3
Well-known tennis coach and United States Professional Tennis Registry master professional Dr Louie Cap will conduct a series of tennis workshops in Delhi and Pune from November 27 to December 2.

Haryana Games from Nov 7
Gurgaon, November 3
The 33rd Haryana Police Games and Athletic Meet would be held from November 7 to 11 in Gurgaon.
Giving details of the games, Mr M.S. Malik, Haryana Director- General of Police, informed that besides police personnel their family members would also take part in the five -day event for the first time.

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