Saturday, November 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Undo curbs, Sheila tells Centre
CM wants control as well as teeth
Sheila Dikshit
New Delhi, November 16
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday sought from the Centre a detailed review of the working of local authorities such as the Delhi Development Authority with a view to bringing them under the administrative control of the “elected government of Delhi”.

Power distribution in private hands by Feb
New Delhi, Nov 16
The much-awaited privatisation of power distribution in the Capital would be wrapped up by February, which would streamline the system further and reduce transmission and distribution losses.

Another businessman waylaid, robbed
New Delhi, November 16
Three unidentified desperadoes riding a scooter waylaid an affluent businessman of INA market in the posh Safdarjung area late last night. They escaped with his bag containing Rs 2, 95,000 after shooting him in the leg.

How many avatars, before Delhi comes into its own?
New Delhi, November 16
It was a perfect example of Delhi’s cultural identity in its myriad manifestations. Or maybe, it was an illustration of the lack of a distinctive cultural identity of the capital city.

Delhi Day was celebrated in the Capital on Friday with Kathak and Bhangra, underscoring the city’s amorphous identity. Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sri Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in the Capital on Friday.
 — A Tribune Photo

‘Halt conversions, to protect identity’ 
New Delhi, November 16
Religious conversions should be stopped in India to maintain the centuries-old tradition and cultural heritage of the country, said Sri Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in the Capital today.

World-class biotech park for Noida
Noida, November 16
Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority is all set to establish a world-class biotech park spread over 100 acres in Greater Noida.

Gateway to Gurgaon
Gurgaon, November 16
The Improvement Trust has taken upon itself to beautify the city. The Trust, responsible for the overall beautification of the city, has decided to install massive gates at all entry points of the city.


Alaknanda, Gangotri.... All without water
New Delhi, November 16
Running water comes as a surprise to the residents of Alaknanda but it proves to be no less than a miracle to the inhabitants of Godavari Apartments at the other end of the area.

The lords of the road add to Sonepat’s stench
Sonepat, November 16
There is something rotten in the city. Stray cattle put in a sudden appearance in the midst of speeding vehicles, dangerously disrupting the already chaotic flow of traffic. Besides, a large number of cows and buffaloes which should be confined to the sheds in dairy colonies are left free to roam the streets. They graze on the lush lawns of the parks in various residential colonies and then urinate and defecate on the roads.

Kashmiriyat: The siege within
New Delhi, November16
The Mattoos in Delhi's Pamposh Enclave are celebrating their son's wedding. Every one is happily busy. But Umasheori, the groom's granny, has a forlorn look on her face. An illiterate woman, she is left lamenting her handicap. She cannot talk in Hindi and her grand daughter-in-law being a Tamilian cannot speak Kashmiri.

Can someone mitigate East Delhi’s parking woes?
Paucity of parking space, it seems, is a major deterrent these days for owning and driving a vehicle, especially in what is dubbed a posh area in the sprawling Indraprastha Extension in East Delhi. Already the parking lots within the societies are bursting at the seams with many residents owning two or more vehicles.

  • Soya milk
  • Spoilsport SFI
  • Mute inquiry

Forest Dept workers to intensify stir
HE Forest Department Mazdoor Union has decided to organise a rally and demonstration on December 20 at Chandigarh in protest against the non-acceptance of its “legitimate” demands by the state government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

  • Found dead
  • JD (U) meeting
  • MP’s visit
  • Annual utsav

NGO tips TRAI of telephone blues, suggests way out
Gurgaon , November 16
The Grahak Sahayak, a voluntary organisation, has written to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India highlighting certain issues that are affecting the telephone subscribers here.

Rs 8 cr for Gulawathi-Dasna road
Ghaziabad, November 16
An amount of over Rs 8 crore has been sanctioned by the Central Road Corporation for the construction of the 27 km-long Gulawathi-Dasna road. Besides, the World Bank and other financial institutions have sanctioned Rs 1 crore for laying other roads in the district.

Staff dharna enters 11th day
Faridabad, November 16
After Escorts, it’s the turn of workers of Bhartiya Cutler Hammer Factory here to go on an agitation to seek acceptance of their demands. The dharna of the employees union of the factory entered the 11th day today.

Convention on diabetes from today
New Delhi, November 16
If statistics are to be believed, India will have the largest number of diabetics in the world by the end of 2001. To spread awareness about diabetes, the Diabetic Self-Care Foundation is holding its two-day annual convention at the Constitutional Club from tomorrow. The convention will be attended by the major eye hospitals in Delhi. There will also be free eye check ups.


Robbery solved, three who duped jeweller held
Stones worth Rs 1 crore stolen on October 30 seized
New Delhi, November 16
With the arrest of three persons, the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out a sensational robbery of diamond jewellery worth Rs 1 crore that took place in Jangpura in South district on October 30. The jewellery has also been seized from the suspects.

Four hurt as groups clash
Sonepat, November 16
At least four persons, including two women, were injured in a clash between two rival groups following a quarrel among children at Pinana village, about 20 km from here, yesterday.

Became cop with fake certificate
Faridabad, November 16
A Haryana policeman who got enrolled in the department last year on the basis of a ‘fake’ educational certificate has been arrested. He has been undergoing training at Madhuban in Karnal district.

11-year-old boy run over by truck
Faridabad, November 16
An 11-year-old boy of Bhadkhal village was run over by a speeding truck near Bhadkhal crossing this morning. The boy died in the hospital. According to complaint lodged with police, the victim identified as Ramkumar, son of Desraj, was crossing the road at the time of the incident.


A boy tries his hand at a tractor that carries murals depicting a rural scene at the Punjab pavilion at Pragati Maidan. — Tribune photo mukesh Aggarwal

Industrialists develop cold feet over Farindex
Faridabad, November 16
District administration has called a meeting of various industries associations on November 20 to take a final decision on the holding of the annual Faridabad Industries Expo, better known as Farindex, this year. The associations and the district administration, which have been organising Farindex for the past few years, have been “doubtful” this year in view of the general recession prevailing in industry circles.


Sport icons cash in on status
New Delhi, November 16
Once upon a time, sports management was the monopoly of the so-called sports management companies who would often undercut payments to sportsmen to fill their own coffers.

R K Khanna Stadium to get a face-lift
New Delhi, November 16
The R K Khanna Stadium will sport a new look once the Indian Tennis Centre, located at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association facility at Haus Khas, starts functioning. The R K Khanna stadium is the main stadium at the DLTA complex with one synthetic court and one grass court.

A majestic view of the R.K. Khanna Stadium at Hauz Khas. Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

TN gets a drubbing in Nehru Hockey
New Delhi, November 16
Punjab and Sind Bank toyed with Tamil Nadu XI 4-0 in a Pool A match of the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today. The bankers scored two goals in each half to earn full points.

YMCA basketball


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