Wednesday, November 14,  2001, Chandigarh, India


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CBI raids Mewat village on ISI scent
Gurgaon, November 13
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today conducted a raid in village Bhadas in Nagina police station area in Mewat, about 80 kms from here. The CBI, assisted by the Haryana police, conducted the raid early in the morning.

The crowd stands mesmerised at a firework show in the Capital on the eve of Divali. Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal The crowd stands mesmerised at a firework show in the Capital on the eve of Divali.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Penny pains afflict minorities commission
New Delhi, November 13
The Delhi Minorities Commission, an autonomous institution set up to protect the interest of minorities in the National Capital Territory, is itself facing a financial crunch, as grants have not been released by the Delhi government for the past four months.



Salute to the silent sentinel. — Tribune photo 

JNU left of the centre again
New Delhi, November 13
Leftism returned to its traditional bastion with the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the All India Students Federation (AISF) sweeping the students union polls in the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here today.

Heroin worth Rs 2 cr seized at check post
Ghaziabad, November 13
The Musori police claim to have seized heroin worth Rs 2 crore from two inter-state criminals engaged in the smuggling of drugs.

Escorts stir ends
Faridabad, November 13
The 80-day-long strike in Agro-Machinery Plant of the Escorts group here came to an end last evening. The employees have resumed work following an agreement between the management and the Escorts Employees Union.

60 shops gutted in Lajpat Rai Market
New Delhi, November 13
At least 60 shops were gutted in a fire which broke out late last night in Lajpat Rai Market opposite Red Fort in North Delhi.


Roadways staff in cahoots with dhaba owners
Sonepat, November13
The nexus between roadside dhaba owners and the Haryana Roadways staff continues to thrive to the frustration of the helpless passengers, particularly on the national highways passing through the state. The staff and dhaba owners strike a deal whereby the drivers and the conductors are offered meals free of cost in return for bringing passengers who are charged much more than the normal rate for eatables.

It is difficult to steal cars now, claim police
New Delhi, November 13
Auto theft in Delhi is on the decline. This is what the statistics of the Delhi Police Crime branch would have us believe. The Crime Branch officials claimed that only two cases of auto theft are being reported every day in each of the nine districts in the Capital, this year, as compared to a total of 1,000 last year.

Haryana Jats to step up stir for OBC quota
Sonepat, November 13
The Haryana Jat Aarakhshan Sangharsh Samiti in coordination with the All India Jat Maha Sabha has decided to intensify its agitation against the state government’s failure to order the inclusion of Jats in the category of other backward classes (OBCs) in the State.

Jain murder accused remanded
Yudhvir, a dreaded criminal, who is included in the list of `most wanted’ criminal, was produced before the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Paramvir Nijjar, here today who remanded him in police custody till November 21.

  • Quiz contest
  • Cow slaughter
  • HUDA union
  • Eye camp

Students vs crackers
Gurgaon, November 13
In an effort to strengthen public awareness about the dangers of firecrackers in view of the Divali festival, students of Summer Fields School (DLF) have been carrying out a campaign for the past few days.

Strict vigil on Divali
Ghaziabad, November 13
The administration here is leaving nothing to chance to ensure an incident-free Divali, the festival of lights, in the district.

Naval treat
o celebrate the Navy week and the Navy Day, to be observed on December 4, 2001, the Naval Band is all set to treat the national capital with their scintillating performance.


Car-lifter gang busted, 4 held
Noida, November 13
The Javer police today claimed to have smashed a gang of car thieves by arresting four car lifters and seizing three cars from them along with two pistols.

3 held for selling duplicate tea
Faridabad, November 13
Three persons have been arrested from a house in Sector 19 here in connection with packing and selling tea in the name of a well-known label. According to the police the accused, identified as Pratap, Sanjay, Jai Prakash and Jagdish, had been engaged in packing and selling duplicate tea of the Tata Tea brand at the house.


Industrial plots to be handed over by Dec
New Delhi, November 13
Plots developed in Bawana and the conforming areas elsewhere for industrial units to be relocated from residential/non-conforming areas would be handed over to the allotted persons by the first week of December. The Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit will inaugurate the function.

Let private sector, not DDA, build houses: PHDCCI
New Delhi, November 13
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested that Delhi should follow the model of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in allowing a greater role to the private developers and builders in the housing sector.

Gift galleries do brisk business
Gurgaon, November 13
This season's Divali festival was marked by unprecedented preparations by the entrepreneur community, residents and various organisations. Divali festivities are in full swing today as Sadar Bazaar, the main market of the city, today witnessed a surge of crowd with people vying to buy goodies for their near and dear ones. Various melas were also organised as part of the festivities.Inter Gold’s collection of trinkets for men.

Trespassing in a woman's domain
ontrary to the perception that jewellery is a woman's domain, men too have a penchant for the glittering metal. From the Bappi Lehari-style, portrayed in chunky gold chains, to the discreet style, where a simple ring and a bracelet are common, men are increasingly moving beyond the tie pin and cuff link zone.

Inter Gold’s collection of trinkets for men.

Prince of Kolkata's new avatar
hat is Saurav Ganguly's latest avatar? Ever heard of ‘Kalaripettyu’, the Indian form of martial art from Kerala? Our cricket crazy Sourav will be seen enacting the Kalaripettyu along with the Bengal boys.New casual wear from Lee Cooper.

Vibrant reds & midnight blues
ith the Yuletide spirit knocking at the door, red will be the colour of the season, vibrancy will be the key word and there definitely will be no blues, except the denims the fashion conscious have always sworn by. Lee Cooper, a casual wear brand for both men and women, has unveiled a whole new range of vibrant ‘Reds’ in tops and T-shirts and ‘blues’ in denim wear.

New casual wear from Lee Cooper.


Freshers take the crown
New Delhi, November 13
A talent hunt-cum-beauty contest named Mr and Miss Fresher (Delhi) 2001 was staged at Hamsdhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan. The contest was jointly presented by East Delhi-based Star Yatra magazine and Admark Agencies. Hindustan Lever Ltd, Nestle and Global Institute of Fashion Technology (GIFT) sponsored the event.Deewaanapan

Yet another teaser plays father against lover
he much-touted film Deewaanapan starring Diya Mirza and Arjun Rampal is all set to hit cinema halls in the country. A Vashu Bhagnani production it seems to be an extension of the age-old teaser, where you are asked to choose between the father and the lover.

  • Dancing flowers & singing stones

  • Yet another multiplex


Indian Tennis Centre to promote new club culture
New Delhi, November 13
The National Sports Policy 2001 has given thrust for the promotion of sports through "Club Culture". But much before the Government thought of it, the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) had give concrete shape to the Club Culture by promoting the Indian TennisCentre at its facility in Haus Khas.

Tatas to give big boost to junior tennis
New Delhi, November 13
The entry of Tata Group into tennis sponsorship is a good augury, as it will give a big boost to the game in the country. All-India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary Anil Khanna and Dr Vece Paes, father of Leander Paes, were confident that with the Tata Group coming forward to sponsor the Futures Event and the Tata Open, “the future of tennis is bound to be good, as the focus will be on juniors.” So far, there were not many takers for the junior tournaments.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey postponed
New Delhi, November 13
The 12th All-India Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament will be held from December 3 to 9. The tournament was scheduled to be held from November 27 to December 3, but has been postponed due to the National Games in Punjab.

Corps of Signals hold Delhi XI to a draw
New Delhi, November 13
Delhi XI were held to a 2-2 draw by Corps of Signals in a Group II match of the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today. In a match of fluctuating fortunes, Signals took the lead in the second minute when N Lakra converted a penalty corner.

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