Sunday, November 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Bank staff waylaid, relieved of Rs 5 lakh
Faridabad, November 10
Four car-borne armed youth robbed two bank employees of Rs 5 lakh in broad daylight in the NIT area here today. The cashier of the bank, who was shot at twice, was injured and has been admitted to a hospital. He is stated to be out of danger.

Education mafia busted, 4 held
Ghaziabad, November 10
The special operations group of the Ghaziabad police has smashed a racket of stamp paper and degree printers by arresting four persons near the RTO's office in the city. Illegally printed stamp papers worth Rs 25 lakh, degrees and certificates and mark sheets of various educational institutes, computers and fax machines etc have been seized from the racketeers by the police.

Dengue stalks Sonepat areas
Sonepat, November 10
Sonepat and its surrounding villages are in the grip of dengue fever owing to the failure of the Health Department to take immediate and effective steps to check the spread of the disease.

3 held for stabbing Minister’s PSO 
New Delhi, November 10
Three of the seven armed desperadoes who allegedly stabbed and robbed constable Ved Pal, the Personal Security Officer to the Union Minister for Power, Mr Suresh Prabhu, were arrested near Liberty Cinema in Central Delhi on Thursday night. They were arrested when they tried to flee the spot after the incident.




Watch out betel nut, big brother is watching
New Delhi, November 10
It matters little if law enforcement agencies are at their wits end trying to enforce the Supreme Court’s directive banning smoking in public places. Cigarettes were in any case banned in the swank new Secretariat at ITO. And, if the administration has its way, the Secretariat would soon become out of bounds for the paan-chewing hangers-on also.

3 sentenced for murder
New Delhi, Nov ember 10
Three persons, including a woman, were sentenced by a Sessions court here for killing a man and throwing his body into a well two years ago. While the court sentenced Nilu and Narain to life imprisonment , the woman, Ms Mukesh, was given a ten year jail sentence. They all were held guilty of murder, conspiracy and destruction of evidence.


A readymade garments company bares its winter collection in the Capital. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Another kind of winter collection at the Delhi Zoo. — Tribune photo

Dark Divali for Saket potters
New Delhi, November 10
Just about a year ago, hundreds of people flocked to the Kumar Basti, bang opposite the Press Enclave in Saket colony, to buy a variety of clay pots as Divali approached. However, this year, things are no longer the same. Now, all that the potters of the Basti can do is sit on their charpoys and hope that the authorities repair a sewer line that remains blocked for almost one year.

Devi Garh: An amalgam of tradition and modernity
T was earlier called the Delwara Fort Palace. Nestled in the Aravalli hills, this 18th century Fort Palace is strategically important as it is located in one of the three main passes in the Udaipur valley. Historically, the principality of Delwara was awarded to Sajja Singh, who hailed from Gujarat, for displaying his bravery and loyalty to Maharana Pratap of Mewar against the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the battle of Haldighati (1576).

Dry spell dashes farmers’ hopes
Sonepat, November 10
Farmers in this part of Haryana are a worried lot these days. The dry spell and insufficient canal water have dashed all their hopes. Cracks have begun to appear on the parched fields. Several farmers have now abandoned at least a part of their paddy crop in the hope that they could save at least the rest.

Demolition of Ambedkar Park angers Dalits
Sonepat, November 10
A former Haryana minister and a senior Congress leader, Mr K.R. Punia, today strongly condemned the action of the district administration in demolishing Dr Ambedkar Park near the general bus stand in this city.

Nirankari Samagam begins with fervour
New Delhi, November 10
It was an emotional reunion for thousands of devotees who gathered today at the Nirankari Samagam on the Burari Road in North Delhi. An atmosphere of religious fervour swept the area as devotional songs in praise of the mission’s head rend the air.

Trade unions lash out at govt, US
large number of industrial workers affiliated to the CITU, UTUC (Lenin Sarani), the BMS and other trade unions took out a huge procession here on Saturday and raised slogans against the US and the anti-people policies of the government.

  • Eve-teasers
  • Divali mela
  • Unity day

Sulabh drive launched
Faridabad, November 10
The Sulabh International, a social service organisation, which has been awarded a Rs 5 crore project to construct and maintain Sulabh toilet complexes across Haryana under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP), formally launched an awareness programme here yesterday.


  • Man crushed to death on Mathura Road

  • Duplicate items
  • Two held
  • Robber arrested

5 chain snatchers held
Ghaziabad, November 10
The Ghaziabad police arrested three men and two women members of a gang involved in chain snatching and seized three gold chains from different areas under Kotwali, Sihani Gate and Kavi Nagar police stations yesterday night. Three knives were also seized from the robbers by the police. Two woman members of the gang, Urmilla and Rekha, were also nabbed by the police.

Back in police net after three escapes
Ghaziabad, November 10
An alleged criminal, who had escaped from the police custody thrice, and his companion have been arrested by the Modinagar police. The police also seized 1.25 kg doda (opium) and Rs 33,000 from the duo, Gudar, alias Subash, and Raju, alias Rajkumar.


329 cases settled in Lok Adalat
Gurgaon, November 10
As many as 329 cases were disposed of in the 74th Lok Adalat held here today on the premises of the district courts. The proceedings, presided over by the Executive Chairman of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HSLSA) and Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice V K Bali, continued for over six hours.


Treating cancer the herbal way
New Delhi, November 10
Shivaji Enclave based Vedic Cancer Centre has explored the role of herbal medicines in cancer treatment with the aim to provide better remedies to this deadly disease. It is particularly useful for those patients who become resistant to the conventional treatment and who are unfit to receive radiotherapy and chemotherapy due to their old age or marked weakness.


A brow that doesn’t show the stigma of HIV
ISCRIMINATION and deep-seated biases against HIV positive persons rob them of the right to live with dignity. The disclosure of their HIV status attracts a ring of stigma and they are compelled to retire into a shell sans day-to-day interactions with neighbours, friends and even relatives.

  • Immunoboost for 40-plus
  • Abilympics from Nov 22
  • Infant feeding
  • Apollo’s life support kit

Acknowledging the Unani legacy
HE world owes a great deal to Greek philosopher-physician Hippocrates (460-377 BC) for freeing the Unani system of medicine from the realm of superstition and magic and giving it the status of science.


Hemant – a chess prodigy in the making
New Delhi, November 10
Thanks to world champion Vishwanathan Anand, the popularity of chess is indeed soaring in the country. More and more parents are encouraging their children to take to chess--the mind game sport–seriously. Chess coaching is a costly business, yet many parents are willing to loosen their purse strings to help their children master the intricacies of the 64-square sport. Nine-year-old Hemant Sharma is a player with immense potential and within a short span he has carved out a definite niche for himself in the chess firmament.

Hemant Sharma

Delhi thrash UP, Bengal outwit Sikh Regiment
New Delhi, November 10
Hosts Delhi edged past Uttar Pradesh 3-2 while Bengal XI scraped past Sikh Regimental Centre 2-1 in the 38th Nehru-ONGC Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today.

Two Nepal teams for Subroto soccer cup
New Delhi, November 10
Two teams from Nepal will add a dash of foreign flavour to this year's Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament, to be held at the Ambedkar Stadium from November 17 to December 13.

Delhi boy for under-16 soccer camp
New Delhi, November 10
The All-India Football Federation has selected Delhi State mid-fielder Ashish Pandey, a student of Mamta Modern Public School, Vikaspuri, for the Indian Under-16 coaching camp, to be held in Bangalore from November 10 to December 28.


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