Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Car ploughs into pedestrians
Dead include students, scion of Dalmia family
New Delhi, November 19
In a bizarre accident, four persons were killed – including Amba Dalmia, 22, daughter of Mrs Gunavati Dalmia of the famous Dalmia family and a student of the Delhi University – and three were injured when a speeding Maruti Esteem climbed on the pavement and ploughed through four pedestrians before turning turtle near Chirag Dilli late last night.

2 mowed down at ‘killer’ chowk
Faridabad, November 19
Rash and reckless driving claimed four lives in Faridabad yesterday. In the first incident, a Haryana Roadways bus, whose driver lost control over the steering wheel reportedly due to “brake failure”, drove on to a footpath, mowing down a youth and a cow at Sarai Khwaja chowk on the national highway this morning.

A bird’s-eye view of the crowd at the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. A bird’s-eye view of the crowd at the India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. 
—  Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal



 

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Haryana to bail out Delhi for Chhath festival dip
New Delhi, November 19
The Haryana Government has agreed to release additional cusecs of water from its Tajewala barrage to prop up the Yamuna’s otherwise receding water level just in time for the Chhath festival tomorrow.A replica of the Statue of Liberty at Appu Ghar.

Some serious cloning is on at Appu Ghar
New Delhi, November 19
Imagine being able to see all the wonders of the world in one place? Now, Appu Ghar, the amusement park next to Pragati Maidan, has all of them under one roof and a few more – 15 in all – for the heck of it.

A replica of the Statue of Liberty at Appu Ghar. — Tribune photo

Two girls gang raped
Faridabad, November 19
Two unmarried girls were kidnapped and gang-raped in Ballabgarh town on last Saturday. A case has been lodged against four youth, though no one has been arrested so far.

 
COMMUNITY


DIVINE BATH


The Mahamastaka Abhishek of the idol of Bhagwan Mahavir in Padmasan installed at Ahinsa Sthal in the Capital was performed yesterday. The ritual was performed in the presence of Rashtra Soudh Acharya Vidya Nandji, Upadhyay Shrut Sagarji, Muni Nirnay Sagarji, and Muni Shri Urjayantji. Shri Prem Chandji installed the idol. Facing the Qutab Minar, the 13.5-feet high granite statue is seated on a rock, shaped like a lotus.

Gulmohar Park–A lesson in how to ruin a colony
New Delhi, November 19
Gulmohar Park is a lush green colony. Certainly very peaceful compared to other colonies in South Delhi. Initially built for journalists, Gulmohar Park covers an area of 43 acres and has as many as 13 parks. Take a casual look and you will get the feeling that the colony exists sans problems. Then again, as the saying goes, looks are deceptive.

Water woes worry Sonepat denizens
Sonepat, November 19
Thousands of residents in this fast growing industrial city and a district headquarters in Haryana continue to experience an acute scarcity of drinking water owing to the curtailment of the supply without any reason by the Public Health Department.

SONEPAT
1,000 given free quilts, blankets
At least 1,000 destitute and poor persons were given free quilts, blankets, woollen garments, sewing machines, hearing aids and tricycles at a function organised by a social organisation, the Samaj Sewa Samiti, here Sunday evening. The articles include four tricycles, six sewing machines, two hearing aids, 56 quilts, 350 blankets and 550 woollen garments.

  • Transfer resented
  • Body found
  • 2 die in mishap
  • Youth murdered
  • Girl falls in well

GURGAON
Encroachers take over Sadar Bazar
Gurgaon, November 19
The district administration is least bothered about encroachments made by shopkeepers of Sadar Bazar, the main market of the district, causing considerable hindrance to the smooth flow of traffic.

MCD Oppn leader calls for meet on funds
‘Money sought for same roads twice’
New Delhi, November 19
The leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Mr Ram Babu Sharma (Congress), today demanded a special meeting of the House on various aspects in connection with the schemes of improvement and strengthening of roads in the Capital for which the central government had given Rs 100 crore.

State BJP leader attacks Chautala
Sonepat, November 19
The leader of the Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislature Party, Mr Krishan Pal Gujjar, has said that the party is dissatisfied with the functioning of the Om Prakash Chautala government as it was pursuing “anti-people, anti-farmer and anti-worker policies” in the state.

Help for CRY

 
EDUCATION

Indira Awards presented
New Delhi, November 19
On the occasion of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today presented Indira Awards 2001 to the best schools, teachers and students for their outstanding performances at a function organised in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.

 
SPORTS

A spirited marksman: Raja Randhir SinghFACE TO FACE
Randhir Singh – Still going great guns
Raja Randhir Singh is to a manor born. The grandson of ‘Maharajadhiraj’ Bhupendra Singh of Patiala, and son of Raja Bhalendra Singh, could not have been anything else, but a sportsman and a sports administrator.

A spirited marksman: Raja Randhir Singh

Narender Singh shocks Lalit Mann
New Delhi, November 19
Narender Singh of Delhi shocked sixth-seeded compatriot Lalit Mann 7-5, 6-3 to record the only upset on the opening day of Tata Futures (Under-18)Tennis Championship Zonal event at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts here today. On a day when all other seeds posted victories, Mann’s was the only seeded head to roll.

A keen mid-field tussle for the ball between NCC and Mamta Modern School boys in a crucial match of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.NCC, Sanjay School enter Subroto quarter-finals
New Delhi, November 19
NCC XI, Imphal drew with former champions Mamta Modern School, Delhi 0-0 while Sanjay Public School, Chandigarh beat Christ Collegiate School, Cuttack 2-0 to enter the quarter-final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.

A keen mid-field tussle for the ball between NCC and Mamta Modern School boys in a crucial match of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.

Top players for Northern India Amateur Golf
New Delhi, November 19
The Northern India Amateur Golf Championship will be played at the Delhi Golf Club course from November 20 to 23. Top 150 amateurs of the country are participating in the championship, which is one of the categorised events on the Indian amateur golf calendar.

BP, Rly XI enter Nehru Hockey semis
New Delhi, November 19
Bharat Petroleum and Railway XI qualified for the semi-finals of the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament beating Corps of Signals 5-3 and Bombay XI 5-1 respectively at the Shivaji Stadium here today.
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