Monday, November 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Greens prick euphoria over effluent units
Can Yamuna be saved? End-of-pipe interventions not the best solution
New Delhi, November 18
Even as the Government of the National Capital Region of Delhi (NCR) gloats over its “achievement” in setting up common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) that promise to control the pollution of water resources, the ‘green lobby’ questions the judiciousness of the move given that such technologies have not proved effective worldwide.
Even as Delhi Govt goes ahead with its ambitious plan, there is no let-up in the waste that is being discharged into the Yamuna.


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Rs 165 crore project a white elephant?
New Delhi, November 18
Formulated in 1999, the ambitious project of setting up common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) worth Rs 165 crore is finally nearing completion what with two of them to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on November 30. 

Musical mornings lift Delhiites to a new high
New Delhi, November 18
What do you get when you blend the colours of the rising sun with the soothing notes of music? A heady mix, a visual and an audio treat, which is sure to create a mosaic of symphony and serenity. Thanks to the New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) endeavour, Delhiites are being treated to spectacular musicals in the morning.

Hindustani vocalist Savita Devi at Nehru Park, Chanakya Puri, on Sunday morning.

Cop picks up scent of robbers, shot dead
Ghaziabad, November 18
It was all panic stations in Sahibabad area when a constable was shot dead in broad daylight even as another unarmed constable had a narrow escape in the Sector-2 market of Rajinder Nagar, when three motorcycle-borne assailants sprayed bullets on him on Saturday.

Teenager beaten up by ‘Laden supporters’
Faridabad, November 18
A 16-year-old boy of a nearby village, Bhadkhal, was allegedly beaten up mercilessly by some youth when he protested against one of them shouting slogans in support of Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden. The victim, Mausam, was saying his prayers at a mosque here when the other youth raised slogans in favour of the terrorist mastermind.

Haryana gears up for water conservation
Gurgaon, November 18
The Haryana Government will soon come out with an action plan on water conservation in the state. The Water Conservation Mission constituted by the state government has already drafted the action plan, according to the Principal.

 
COMMUNITY

MOVING FINGER
Delhi–A city which changes colour, not character

Like an elephant to blind men, Delhi is many different things to different people. I hate to recall that late Mr Ram Manohar Lohia, in an article in a Kolkata - then Calcutta - periodical had described Delhi as a city of pimps and prostitutes. I also do not want it to be dubbed as the most polluted and dirty city by many visitors.
  • Divali’s new avatar
  • Callous citizens
  • Abilympics
  • Missing vultures
  • Orators wanted
SONEPAT
Indian Oil officer killed in car-tractor collision on G T Road
Mr T.D. Sharma, an officer in the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), was killed and his son sustained injuries when the Maruti car in which they were travelling struck against a tractor-trailer on the GT Road near Rasoi village, about 15 km from here, yesterday. According to a report, both Mr Sharma and his son were going from Ghaziabad in UP when they met with the accident.
  • Hit by train
  • Assaulted
  • Room razed
  • Civic reception
  • Theft foiled
  • Plea for POTO
Who will take care of Sonepat?
Sonepat, November 18
The historic and industrial city of Sonepat is stinking due to the callous neglect and insensitivity of the authorities towards the basic needs of the people.
Rampant corruption and petty politicising by the officials concerned makes them least concerned about providing basic civic amenities.

A kit that goes places to build houses at low cost
New Delhi, November 18
A Faridabad-based NGO, Naldehra Building Centre, with a little bit support from Hudco, has developed a useful technology to construct cost-effective houses for people below poverty line (BPL) and among economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society.


A sample low-cost house built with the mobile kit on display at the India International Trade Fair

Haryana staff union flays govt 
Sonepat, November 18
The Haryana Karamchari Maha Sangh has criticised the Indian National Lok Dal INLD) government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala for adopting “an anti-employee attitude” and not accepting the “legitimate demands” of the employees in the state.

Five Gurgaon mines auctioned
Gurgaon, November18
The Mines and Geology Department auctioned five mine sites in  the district here today. These would fetch Rs 8.92 crore annually.
However, out of 26 mines scheduled to be auctioned today there were no bidders for 21 sites of mines. 

 
EDUCATION

SCHOOL BUZZ
An architect or an educationist ?
The Vishwa Bharati schools, which have carved a niche with their all round achievements among public schools in Noida and Delhi, owe their rapid rise to the vision of 75-year-old Som Nath Ganju, who has been a General Secretary with the VBP school society for the last 35 years.


Conscious kids: The students of Bal Bhavan Public School organised a Chhatra Chetna Manch to protest against corruption
  • Fun-filled week
  • Theme painting
  • Children protest
  • Role of teachers
  • Annual day

 
CULTURE

SHOWCASE
From Bermudas to denims, a perfect fit for all day

A leading Italian fashion label, Osia Italia, has unveiled its range of ‘pure fashion’ in India. The popular label for practical clothing fits into the dressing needs of a complete day.
  • Mini Belle for trendy belles
  • All-in-one Xerox

  • A holder that sprays light

  • Something to stroll with
  • Catch special moment with Parker

Dhaliwal Award announced
New Delhi, November 18 
The Punjabi Sahit Kala Sangam today announced its prestigious Dhaliwal Award, which is annually given to persons who have made contribution to the promotion of Punjabi language, literature and culture.


A sweet truth for diabetics
New Delhi, November 18

Every fifth house in Delhi has a diabetic. This was revealed by Dr M.C. Srivastava, Consultant Diabetologist of the Diabetic Self- Care Foundation, at a two-day convention on diabetes held in the Capital.


A run was organised to create awareness about diabetes on the World Diabetes Day in the Capital on Saturday.

 
SPORTS

PSB, Air India qualify for semis
New Delhi, November 18
Punjab teams had mixed luck in the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today. While Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) scraped past IHF Juniors by 2-1, Corps of Signals crushed Punjab Police, Jalandhar 3-1. 

A keen goal-mouth action during the match between Punjab and Sind Bank and IHF Juniors at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday. Punjab and Sind Bank won by 2-1 to enter the semis.

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