Monday, November 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Tepid response to sales this Divali
New Delhi, November 11
It is turning out to be a battle royal between the consumer and the seller. Patrons are giving a rather bland response to the sale bonanza unleashed this festival season amidst virtual screams of “Shop! Shop! Till you drop” by flustered retailers.

Another CNG vehicle catches fire, three badly hurt
New Delhi, November 11
Three persons, including a woman, were injured in a fire which broke out in a CNG bus when it collided with a boulder near Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College on Ring Road this afternoon. The bus was completely burnt.

The CP roadshow has just begun
New Delhi, November 11
Sunday evening saw festive shoppers descend on Connaught Place. The annual Divali Utsav, a must-see event in the compulsive shoppers’ calendar, attracted unusually large crowds. The traders wooed them with discount bargains and roadshows.

A bhangra troupe entertains a crowd at Connaught Place on Sunday. A bhangra troupe entertains a crowd at Connaught Place on Sunday.
— Tribune photo



Bank staff waylaid, relieved of Rs 5 lakh
November 11
, 2001
Capital business in teaching shops
November 10
, 2001
NDMC throws ASI norms to the winds
November 9
, 2001
DSGMC angling for its own census
November 8
, 2001
Kargil donors left high and dry
November 7
, 2001
Hoardings stay put despite diktat
November 6
, 2001
Another cache of arms seized
November 5
, 2001
SAI officers knee-deep in archery scam
November 4
, 2001
For cops, murder is the same as suicide
November 3
, 2001
Villagers take on dacoits, lynch two
November 2
, 2001
Two more abductions, but cops crack the cases
November 1
, 2001
Victims of riots then, of apathy now
October 31
, 2001
Illegal units thrive as HUDA acts coy
October 30
, 2001
Capital a lucrative turf for kidnappers
October 29, 2001
Delhi slums to burst at the seams by 2011
October 28, 2001
In a cliffhanger, McDowell’s Signature beat Jindal Steel & Power (10-9) in the finals of the Maharaj Sir Pratap Singh Cup 2001.
In a cliffhanger, McDowell’s Signature beat Jindal Steel & Power (10-9) in the finals of the Maharaj Sir Pratap Singh Cup 2001. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Passers-by hurt as cops fire at youth in scuffle
New Delhi, November 11
Two innocent persons were injured when two constables patrolling on a motorcycle fired in order to overpower five youth who were driving around in an Esteem car in Malviya Nagar in South Delhi.

Banker ‘cracks’ Harappan code
Sonepat, November 11
An officer of the State Bank of India, Mr Dhanpat Singh Dhania, has claimed here that he has deciphered the Harappan script which holds vital information about the history as well as socio-economic conditions of the Indus Valley people.

Obstacle-free course at ITDC for disabled
New Delhi, November 11
The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is making special arrangements to provide a barrier-free access to the disabled at Hotel Indraprastha here.

Police session with citizens


Quit-Hooda wagon gathers speed
Sonepat, November 11
Former Haryana minister and senior Congress leader Krishan Murti Hooda today demanded immediate resignation of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) president Bhupinder Singh Hooda from the post on moral grounds as he had failed to bring about unity in the party.

Cong Seva Dal to train workers
Sonepat, November 11
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Seva Dal has decided to organise training camps at all district headquarters to train the party workers in spreading the ideals and philosophy of the party.

  • Traffic jam
  • Gates damaged

Hospitals dole out concessions to senior citizens of the Capital
New Delhi, November 11
The elderly of Saket, a South Delhi locality, are a happy lot, thanks to the constant efforts of the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association (SCWA) that has recently convinced most of the hospitals in the locality to give its members some concessions on treatment.

Sonepat roads a veritable minefield
Sonepat, November 11
Most of the roads belonging to the Sonepat Municipal Council(SMC), the Public Works Department(B and R), the Market Committee and the Haryana Urban Development Authority(HUDA) in this fast growing industrial city in Haryana, has become a death trap not only for the auto-drivers but for pedestrians too.

Bookworms stay away from fair, only revellers
turn up
New Delhi, November 11
East Delhi’s first ever Children’s Book Fair ended today with low response as most of the publisher were dissatisfied with the turn out of children.

Solar-powered signals have numerous advantages
New Delhi, November 11
Even as the power famine becomes intense every time in the Capital, the government is scarcely utilising sources of non-conventional energy. All its geared towards conventional energy from grid power with scarcely a thought reserved for solar energy.

Faridabad Divali Utsav lacklustre
Faridabad, November 11
The four-day Divali Utsav organised by the District Red Cross Society in the Sector 12 ground here failed to evoke the expected response this time.

  • Divali milan

Nirankari Baba harps on humanism
New Delhi, November 11
The spiritual head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, has expressed concern about the growing violence in the name of religion while observing that the element of humanism, as preached by the holy masters of every religion, was being given the go-by.


Extortionist arrested in Delhi
Sonepat, November 11
Yudhvir, a dreaded criminal and a resident of Farmana village in Sonepat district, has been arrested by the police in Delhi.

Rs 50,000 stolen from scooter dickey
Faridabad, November 11
Certain unidentified persons stole Rs 50,000 kept in a two-wheeler, which was parked outside a bank here, yesterday.


Footwear that make your feet go tap-tap-tap
New Delhi, November 11
Lee Cooper Shoes, the leading footwear brand, has launched its Shell range of footwear in India. The collection is targeted at young corporate executives, college students, partygoers and the like. Available in different colours, including brown, black and white, the shoes are made from imported Brazilian leather.

  • Reversible garb
  • Net link
  • Kids’ furniture
  • Datun paste
  • Odour for men
  • Diamonds for all
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Frothy hair
  • Trip to Las Vegas

President K.R. Narayanan and the President of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Mr. Rameshwar Thakur, at the latter’s foundation day.SCHOOL BUZZ
Diwali brings little entrepreneurs out of the closet
iwali is not only famous for lights and firecrackers, it is also that time of the year when fairs popularly known as Diwali melas become the must-go-to places. Right from neighbourhood melas organised by the residents of a particular area, to the sponsored events, which are naturally more hyped to attract people.

President K.R. Narayanan and the President of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Mr. Rameshwar Thakur, at the latter’s foundation day. — Tribune photo

  • Book week
  • Adventure camp
  • Olympiad
  • Put on the skates
  • Foundation day
  • Discovery fair
  • A cracking ‘no’

MCD hospitals running out of basic drugs
Carry medicines while going to hospital
New Delhi, November 11
The emergency patients here are asked to buy their own medicines as the hospitals can not afford them. Yes, this is the condition in the government hospitals run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Even the stock of basic medicines is reportedly running out in these so-called cash strapped hospitals.


Signals rain goals on UP citadel
New Delhi, November 11
Corps of Signals trounced Uttar Pradesh XI 7-2 in a Group II match of the Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today. In other matches, Bombay XI edged past Bengal Engineering Group and Centre, Roorkee 2-1 while Bengal XI accounted for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 2-0, in Group III and I respectively.

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