Sunday, November 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Killing spree in Bulandshahar
Three hanged to death
Noida, November 17
Criminals seem to have thrown a challenge to the police by killing seven persons in different areas of Bulandshahar in the last two days. Three persons were hanged to death in Ahmedgarh area while the body of an armyman was recovered in an area under Arirya police station. The jawan appeared to have been killed elsewhere and his body was thrown in the jungle.

This school does not need students, it wants errand boys
New Delhi, November 17
What do kids in government schools do? They wash utensils, clean toilets and also ferry grocery and knick-knacks to the teachers’ house. This when they should be studying and playing games.

Waning of faith blamed on Sikh bodies
New Delhi, November 17
Sikh religious institutions have come in for flak from the intelligentsia for their failure to preserve and spread the basic tenets of the faith.



Faridabad thrives on child labour   
Faridabad, November 17
An adverse fallout of industrialisation in this town is child labour. The problem, it seems, is only discussed in seminars and debates. While an official survey is still to be taken up, the unofficial statistics put the number of child labourers in thousands, in the age group of 7 to 16 years. It is reported that a large number of such children belong to migrant labourers, who work in factories or are daily wagers.

‘New bill can jeopardise child’s right to education’
New Delhi, November 17
The present provisions of the proposed 93rd Constitution Amendment Bill, which aims at making education a fundamental right of every child in the country, will amount to withdrawal of children’s right to education, alleged Sanjiv Kaura, National Convenor of the National alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education.

Gulzar and Ghulam Ali come together at the release of their album Visaal. — A Tribune photo

Four highway robbers held
New Delhi, November 17
The North district police arrested four members of a notorious gang of road robbers and auto-lifters last evening when they were planning to waylay a passenger of a vehicle. The anti-auto theft squad also seized country-made firearms and button-actuated knives from the gang.

Armed men loot housewife
New Delhi, November 17
Four armed desperadoes intruded into the Mandawali , east Delhi house of a 30-year-old woman, Ms Queresha. The culprits escaped with Rs 30,000 and two gold chains after threatening her with a gun. The housewife did not put up a resistance.

Encroachers won’t leave even the dead alone at this cemetery
New Delhi, November 17
For many years, the boundary wall of the three-acre Rajpura Cemetery has been surrounded with shops and scooter workshops creating a nuisance to commuters and disfiguring the beauty of the area. Not only outside the wall, but people have also started encroaching on the cemetery premises to carry on their businesses, mostly illegal, like stitching bags, making iron bolts and chairs etc.


Living out royal fantasies in a jungle
New Delhi, November 17
For those looking for some excitement in tandem with all worldly comforts and adventure in the midst of the jungle, Sariska is an ideal getaway. Just a short drive from Delhi, the romance of Sariska is never-ending. Just like its history, wrapped as it is in a tradition as old as the Aravallis.

Houses to be auctioned from Nov 26
HE Haryana Housing Board has offered fully built houses for allotment through auction in 14 towns of the state. According to official sources, the towns are Sonepat, Panipat, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Faridabad, Palwal, Bhiwani, Dharuhera, Ambala, Gurgaon, Jind and Panchkula.

  • APROs shuffled
  • No water
  • Beaten up
  • Youth assaulted
  • Suicide
  • Falls from jeep
  • Dharna
  • Minor raped
  • Family clash
  • Gamblers held
  • 6 hurt in clash

Haryana abolishes ST on fertilisers
Sonepat, November 17
The Haryana Government has abolished sales tax on the sale of all kinds of fertilisers used in the agricultural sector in the state. Inaugurating the sale centre of seeds, fertilisers and pesticides, Mr Satbir Singh Kadiyan, Speaker of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, made the announcement on Friday. This centre has been opened by Kisan Welfare Club of Sonepat district. The Speaker said that the state government was providing all facilities and technical know-how to the farmers for boosting farm output in the state. He also said that Haryana, once a deficit state in foodgrains, had now become a surplus state as it was exporting foodgrains to other states.

‘Chautala govt anti-farmer’
Gurgaon, November 17
Mr Shamsher Singh Surjewala, Haryana president of the farmers’ cell of the Congress party, has said that the present policies of the central and state governments are anti-farmer and anti-labourer.

2 asphyxiated as sweet shop catches fire
New Delhi, November 17
In a bizarre incident in the Capital on Saturday, two persons were choked to death this morning when a sweet shop in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi was gutted following a short circuit.

Dhumal seeks agrotech park in HP
New Delhi, September 17
The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, has urged the Government of France to establish an agrotech complex - A Food Industry Science Park - in the state.


Illegal liquor flows unchecked in Sonepat
Sonepat, November 17
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge loss of revenue on account of liquor smuggling and the sale of illegal liquor in the urban areas of this city and its surrounding villages on a massive scale by the liquor mafia operating in this district.

Criminal arrested from North Delhi
New Delhi, November 17
A notorious criminal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head, Mohammad Akram, was arrested today from North district. The suspect is a declared ‘bad character’ of the Hauz Qazi police station and an accused in a murder case of Sarai Rohalla that took place last year. The suspect was arrested from Inderlok in North Delhi. During interrogation, he disclosed that the murder at Sarai Rohalla was the result of a gang rivalry between Khalil and Gemini gangs.

  • Charas seized

Two die in road mishaps
New Delhi, November 17
Two motorists were crushed to death today in separate accidents in the Capital, the police said. A CNG-driven bus (DC1P B0487) allegedly overran a two-wheeler (DL7S Q2106) killing Rajesh Kumar (23) on the spot near Shivmurti in West Delhi this morning, the police said adding that he was working as a mason.

Three robbers posing as CBI officers held
New Delhi, November 17
Three persons, who tried to rob a person posing as CBI officers, was arrested yesterday from near the Loni flyover in North-East district last evening. They were identified as Sajeev, Sonu and Jaipal.


Perfect Health Mela begins with a walk
New Delhi, November 17
The Perfect Health Mela got underway today with a ‘Walk for War-Free Society’ that saw a large turnout of school children who marched from Town Hall to Red Fort grounds where the mela was formally inaugurated.


Documenting traditional knowledge to ward off poachers
HE Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has embarked on a unique project of setting up a traditional knowledge digital library for the benefit of patent examiners throughout the world. Elaborating on the significance of the concept, Secretary, ISM&H, Shailaja

  • National Health Policy
  • Homeopathy catches on
  • Cancer Awareness Day

No more phantom limbs for amputees
OR thousands of people, who have lost their limbs and become physically challenged for life, now have a hope in the shape of high-tech artificial foot and legs, brought to them by Endolite. Their high-tech prosthetic fitments have already benefited thousands of amputees. The advent of the health insurance has made it all the more affordable to get this manual and microprocessor-based legs fitted and lead a normal life.

Free prostate cancer camp for seniors
HE RG Stone Urological Research Institute has organized a free enlarged prostate and prostate cancer detection camp for all senior citizens in collaboration with South Delhi Senior Citizen Forum at F-12, East of Kailash.

A doctor examines a senior citizen at a camp in the Capital.


National Hockey camp begins without chief coach Cedric
New Delhi, November 17
The National Hockey camp for India seniors, sans chief coach Cedric D’Souza, began at the National Stadium here today. Thirty-three probable, including 14 players from the Junior World Cup winning squad, have been called for the camp in preparation of the Champions Challenge Trophy, to be held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), from December 7 to 15.

The National Hockey camp has begun at the spacious National Stadium in New Delhi. — A Tribune Photo

Bharat Petroleum stun Punjab Police
New Delhi, November 17
Bharat Petroleum scored an upset 3-2 victory against star-studded Punjab Police, Jalandhar in a Pool C match of the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament atthe Shivaji Stadium here today.


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