Saturday, November 10, 2001,
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Capital business in teaching shops
Schools flout norms, hold unauthorised classes

New Delhi, November 9

Schools or education shops? One would presume the latter is true if the trend in the Capital is any indication. Unscrupulous persons in the Capital are minting money on the pretext of imparting education, flouting legislative procedures and holding the academic careers of hundreds of students to ransom.

Crowd watches ‘danse macabre’ on busy street
New Delhi, November 9
A large crowd of shoppers and shopkeepers were mute witnesses for over 30 minutes as three armed desperadoes waylaid a courier of a Jaipur jeweler, stabbed him repeatedly and escaped with his bag containing Rs 17 lakh in the congested Kashmiri Gate area of North Delhi last night.

A juggler entertains the crowd at Connaught Place
A juggler entertains the crowd at Connaught Place in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal




Child victims of lust mount by the day
New Delhi, November 9
Five-year-old Seema (name changed) is still in a state of shock. It is matter of serious conjecture whether she would ever be able to get over the trauma she was forced to live through.

Women prisoners lend their voice to tutorials
New Delhi, November 9
By capturing their voice on tape, prisoners are changing the way visually challenged children study. In a novel experiment aimed at gainful rehabilitation of prisoners, the Tihar Jail has enlisted the services of women undertrials and convicts to produce audiocassettes for the benefit of visually challenged school children. 

Prisoners packed like sardines
Gurgaon, November 9
If one has to look for an example of official violations of human rights, go to the district jail here. A barrack meant for four inmates houses 44 women. One of them has a breast-feeding child, too. 

Thriving racket in rickshaws
Gurgaon, November 9
A large-scale rickshaw racket, allegedly involving influential persons, is thriving in the city. These well-placed persons own hundreds of unauthorised rickshaws, which the pullers ply on payment of a commission or daily wages.



A cry from the heart for more greenery

We hear and read a lot about greening of Delhi. But the drive to green the national capital has not yielded the desired results. A few pockets of South Delhi particularly have more greenery, but most parts of Delhi still lack an adequate green cover.

Cows laze in the sun on the busy Azadpur Road, endangering the traffic. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

NTPC to set benchmark in power generation: Prabhu
Noida, November 9
The National Thermal Power Corporation will set the benchmarks in power generation world over since it is the biggest organisation in the power sector in the world, Mr Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Power said here today. 

Wanted: A war hero memorial at Noida
Noida, November 9
The land on which Noida town has been established has witnessed many a battle of history. With a large number of servicemen settling down in different sectors of Noida, apart from Arun Vihar, Nar Vihar and Jal Vayu Vihar, Noida has the distinction of being the biggest non-cantonment township of service personnel in the country.

‘Social work is a passion, not a profession’
From selling second hand cars, Jitendra Singh 'Shunty’ has come a long way. Right now, he is the man behind East Delhi’s biggest social service organisation, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, which is into free cremation services, ambulance services, blood donations and several other charitable services for the underprivileged sections of the society. Jitendra Singh
Jitendra Singh `Shunty’ is the man behind Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, a social service organisation which is into free cremation, ambulance services, blood donations and several other charitable works for the underprivileged.

Traffic thrown into disarray
New Delhi, November 9
Traffic in the city was thrown into disarray and commuters had to face a tough time during the morning rush hour today because of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch rally held in Shahid Bhagat Singh Park near Delhi Gate.

Speaker pleads govt case on MCD issue
New Delhi, November 9
The Speaker of the Delhi Assembly, Choudhary Prem Singh, today joined issue with the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders over the Rs 100 crore direct funding of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi by urging the Centre not to break the conventions and undermine the authority of the Delhi Government.

Hats off to edition
Hats off to editionI am glad to learn that The Tribune has launched the National Capital Region edition. I have been reading The Tribune regularly and now I am looking forward to reading your NCR edition.

  • Hitting articles

  • Going places

A bill for power, another for police
Faridabad, November 9
A person, who tried to question the “delay” in accepting payment on a power bill at the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam office in Badrola village near here, not only faced harassment at the hands of officials and police, but ended up paying an extra Rs 100 for a ‘raajinaama’ (settlement) at the police station.

Diesel bus operators cry foul on govt order
New Delhi, November 9
Diesel bus operators in the Capital today demanded the withdrawal of the Delhi Government notice of October 31 which ordered the cancellation of permits to 8,800 diesel buses if they were not converted into CNG mode.

Trade unions burn WTO effigy
The Joint Action Committee of leading trade unions on Friday staged a dharna in protest against the regime of the World Trade Organisation. The trade union leaders burnt an effigy of the WTO on the occasion.

  • Phone exchange

  • Held for sodomy

Doctor held for assault, sodomy
A doctor, Parmod, was taken into custody by the Murthal police on the charge of assaulting and sodomising a Nepali boy, Arjun, in a motor workshop on the GT Road, near Murthal, on the night of November 6. It is alleged that the culprit had sexually assaulted the youth and set him on fire by pouring kerosene on him. 

  • Illegal sale

  • Food samples

  • Crushed to death

  • 6 hurt in clash

  • Hit by car

  • Job cuts

  • Vigilance probe

  • Cash stolen

HUDA pulls down shops
Faridabad, November9
The Haryana Urban Development Authority here in its drive against encroachments pulled down several shops and other structures in Sectors 15-A and 20 here yesterday.

Awareness drive by PFC
Jhajjar, November 9
The Power Finance Corporation Limited under the aegis of the Power Ministry, Government of India, organised mass awareness campaign programmes at Jhajjar and Bahadurgarh towns to inform the public about the steps taken by the central and state governments for providing electricity in every house in the country up to the year 2012.

Naval Band
New Delhi, November 9
The Indian Naval Band will perform in different parts of Delhi from tomorrow as part of the celebrations to mark the Navy Week and the Navy Day to be observed on December 4. 



5 die in auto-truck collision in S Delhi
New Delhi, November 9
Five persons reportedly died when an auto carrying them collided with a mini truck near Sangam Vihar late last night. The truck, which was carrying household items from the Air Force station, on the Mehrauli-Badarpur road collided into an auto which was coming from Ambedkar Nagar.

  • Youth stabbed

  • Robbers held



Legal Services Day celebrated
Sonepat, November 9
Legal Services Day, commemorating the implementation of the Legal Services Authorities Act, was celebrated here today. Mr S.E. Sardana, District and Sessions Judge, highlighted various provisions of the Act.He urged the litigants to take advantage of this Act by filing their cases in the Lok Adalats.


IOA pursuing Afro-Asian issue vigorously
New Delhi, November 9
Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Randhir Singh has been vigorously pursuing the matter of hosting the inaugural Afro-Asian Games in Delhi from March 24 to December 2, 2002 with Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti as he strongly feels that the Games can now be held with a budget of Rs 20 crore, as all the infrastructure work has been completed for a sum far less than anticipated.

Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi
Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi presents a nice eyeful to both greenies and sportspersons.

Shivaji Stadium turf ready for action
New Delhi, November 9
The newly-laid synthetic hockey turf at the Shivaji Stadium will be inaugurated by New Delhi Municipal Corporation chairman Subhash Sharma at 3.15 p m tomorrow. Delhi XI take on Uttar Pradesh XI in the opening match of the Nehru Hockey Tournament, which will also mark the baptism of the new hockey turf. 

Verbruggen to chair Beijing Olympics meet
New Delhi, November 9
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr Jacques Rogge, has decided to appoint Mr Hein Verbruggen as chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008.

Sr National Table Tennis at Amravati
New Delhi, November 9
The Senior National Table Tennis Championship, which carries a total prize money of Rs 3,38,000, will be held at Amravati (Maharashtra), from January 5 to 11, 2002. Table Tennis Federation of India secretary-general M C Chouhan said here today that the Junior and Sub-Junior National Championships would be held next month. 

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