Monday, November 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Another cache of arms seized
Karnal DC defends renewal of arms licences
Gurgaon, November 4
A day after arrest of the Jind Sub Divisional Magistrate and the raid on the Karnal Deputy Commissioner’s residence in connection with an arms racket, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Haryana police today seized a huge cache of arms from two villages in the Sohna and Mewat areas.

Wife arrested for setting paralytic hubby on fire
New Delhi, November 4
The Delhi Police today claimed to have cracked the sensational murder case of a paralytic 65-year-old doctor – reported last week in East Delhi – with the arrest of the deceased’s wife, Mrs Sneh Gupta. Ms Snehlata was arrested today after sustained interrogation by the police. Her hand was suspected in the murder from the very first day. She broke down and confessed to her involvement in the case during interrogation, the police said.


The day Robert Vadra played ball with Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, November 4
It is hard to spot Robert Vadra, harder to catch Rahul Gandhi, but to find them together, playing cricket, trying to bowl each other out...It was a big surprise on Sunday even for the journalists who cover the Congress beat, when they found the two members of the Nehru-Gandhi family playing a limited over cricket match with them in the outfield of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium.

Treasure trove awaits art buffs

New Delhi, November 4
A rare bonanza awaits connoisseurs of art and antiques. Priceless works of contemporary Indian artists, rare metallic crafts, sculptures, clocks, paneling, filigree, photographs and prints, inspired by both the oriental and the occidental strands of thought, will come under the auctioneer’s hammer here tomorrow under the aegis of Bowrings Fine Art Auctioneers.

Rare artefacts will come under the hammer at an auction under the auspices of Bowrings Fine Art. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rare artefacts will come under the hammer at an auction under the auspices of Bowrings Fine Art.

Defiant Dalits go ahead
New Delhi, November 4
Thousands of persons in different parts of Delhi today embraced Buddhism, ignoring the ban imposed by the police on the Dalit rally and mass conversion ceremony in the Capital.

MTNL union secretary has assets worth Rs 1 cr
New Delhi, November 4
Secretary of the staff union of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd Saroop Singh has been slapped with yet another corruption case. This time, the Central Bureau of Investigation has booked Singh under the Prevention of Corruption Act on the charge that he had amassed huge assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Fair weather for fair sex
New Delhi, November 4
It is the time of the year when modernity weds tradition. Fusion of the east with the west has long been accepted, making things easier for our modern bahu-betis. A sojourn through any of Delhi’s supermarkets exposes one to a world of fashion conscious populace, which knows how to juggle the desi with the videshi. Replete in the fashionable DKNY’s (Donna Karen New York), or the desi Bal or Beri, young women are seen squatting next to the mehndi wallas patiently waiting for the nimble hands to decorate their delicate ones.




In search for alternative modes of transport
New Delhi, November 4
There are signs that pedal-power and electric traction will finally find a place in the national Capital. The growing disillusionment of the people by the confusion and particularly the non-availability of the Compressed Natural Gas has seen to that.

Lord Ganesha is the favourite this Divali

New Delhi, November 4
Silver Smith India has introduced a new range of silver collectibles and utility items for Divali. The collection for the festival season includes Lord Ganesha idols, silver worshipping plates, diya stands, and candle stands, classic tea sets, fruit bowls, and traditional silver glasses with finely crafted jugs and auspicious wall hangings depicting Lord Ganesha. 

Cops deny harassing Pak official
New Delhi, November 4
The Delhi Police today denied causing any harassment to a Pakistan Embassy official who was detained for allegedly receiving some secret documents from India’s defence establishments.

Congrats, kudos NCR Tribune
Thank you readers!

Ever since the launch of The NCR Tribune, we have been overwhelmed by the response from our readers and well-wishers. We carried some of the letters we have received so far on the OPED page of the main edition on October 31, 2001. We are carrying the second batch of the letters today as an expression of our gratitude.


Cops thwart dacoity
New Delhi, November 4
The police last night arrested three persons who were planning to commit a dacoity in the Mehrauli area. However, two of their accomplices managed to escape.
All five had planned to assemble near Dada Bari Jain Mandir in the Mehrauli area.


Business powwow on IMT campus
New Delhi, November 4
The Institute of Management Technology, a premier business school of the country, is organising a series of corporate brainstorming sessions on the campus to discuss a variety of issues pertaining to regional and transnational business.


Papa, don’t flunk the admission test this time!
Gone are the days when parents would spend sleepless nights thinking about their child’s admission. It is the children who are losing sleep these days thinking whether their parents would prove to be up to it. It’s a role reversal.

A scene at the third Inter Apeejay cultural meet

A scene at the third Inter Apeejay cultural meet

PG teacher vacancies to be filled soon: Selection Board
New Delhi, November 4
The Subordinate Services Selection Board of the Delhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that the recruitment process of postgraduate teachers in the city administration and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run schools is in the final stages and is likely to be completed within a month.

‘Make History come alive’
Ask a middle-school student what History means to them and you are bombarded with a variety of reactions ranging from “it’s a big bore”, “why do we have to study it”, “who wants to dig up the forgotten past”, to “it’s fine as long as we don’t have to study it for exams”. Such reactions would fill the pages of a book. Amusing or interesting, as they may seem, they are increasingly a source of worry for parents, teachers, students and educationists alike.



Best brains come together to mend hearts
New Delhi, November 4
The best brains in the country are coming together to mend the heart!
If the latest in treatment for heart ailments is anything to go by, the wonder treatment of the millennium is surely going to be a simple, non-invasive, cost- effective procedure that seeks to treat heart problems and enhance the quality of life of heart patients by simply bypassing surgery!

Managing cancer with care
New Delhi, November 4
Vasundhara Enclave- based Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (DCH AND RC) organised a national conference today on recent trends in oncology. The conference was inaugurated by the Delhi Health Minister, Dr A.K. Walia.

A clinic to stub out smoking
Noida, November 4
Inaugurating the country's first anti-smoking clinic today at Metro Hospital in Noida, former Finance Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said there was a need for a national movement for anti-smoking in view of the colossal damage smoking was doing to the public health by ruining the life of millions of youth.


Scientific back-up to be provided to sportspersons
New Delhi, November 4
Gone are the days when sportspersons strengthened their muscles and stamina with a rich, well-balanced meat and ghee-based diet. The introduction of “sports medicine experts” in India’s coaching scheme of things has completely altered the concept of sports training, as the hunger to win medals has become the “be all and end all of” all coaching methods.

Arjun Singh annexes Honda-Siel golf title
New Delhi, November 4
Arjun Singh put on a record-equalling performance to lift the top prize of Rs 4.86 lakh in the Rs 30-lakh Honda-Siel PGA Championship, at the par-72 Delhi Golf Club course here today.

Venkataraghavan for Mohali Test
New Delhi, November 4
Former Indian captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan will officiate as the home umpire in the first Test between India and England at Mohali from December 3 to 7.

BCCI Umpires’ Committee chairman C K Khanna at a meeting of the Umpires’ Committee at the DDCA.
— Tribune photo

BCCI Umpires’ Committee chairman C K Khanna at a meeting of the Umpires’ Committee at the DDCA.

Ravi Lamba's team lift OCA golf cup
New Delhi, November 4
The team of Ravi Lamba, Sanjay Kataria, Karan Atwal and N Rana with a score of 60 handicap and 5.25 net score of 54.75, lifted the Old Columbans Association Invitational Golf Cup, played at the Classic Golf Course in Gurgaon.


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