Thursday, November 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Centre sitting on Sikh Bill for 7 yrs
Old enough to vote for House, not gurdwaras
New Delhi, November 21
Even seven years after the Delhi Assembly passed The Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971 (Amendment) Bill, seeking the lowering of voting age from 21 years to 18 years, it is yet to get the presidential nod. This is one of the oldest bills passed by the Delhi Assembly awaiting presidential assent.

Plots of criminals to be auctioned
Ghaziabad, November 21
The landed property of notorious criminals Ajay and Vijay Phaphrana will be auctioned on November 26, 2001 since their father has failed to deposit the guarantee amount for their bail.

Lokayukta decision on store scam today
New Delhi, November 21
The Lokayukta is likely to give an order tomorrow on the irregularities detected in the functioning of the Delhi Consumer Co-operative Wholesale Store Ltd. There are allegations of corruption and favouritism in the recruitment and appointment of staff by Dr Yoganand Shastri, Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Development, in the Government of NCT of Delhi.



 

EARLIER STORIES

 

Govt inaction irks Gurgaon chamber
Gurgaon, November 21
The Gurgaon Industrial Association (GIA) today came out in the open against the Government on the non-implementation of the provisions of the state’s New Industrial policy.

Zimbabwe diplomat burnt to death
New Delhi, November 21
The Second Secretary of the Zimbabwe High Commission was burnt to death last night in a fire that broke out at his official residence in the Vasant Kunj area of South–West Delhi. The diplomat, Mr Maffe Lingoo, suffered 100 per cent burns in the fire, which had engulfed his entire house.

A pigeon finds a saviour in a dog-eat-dog world
New Delhi, November 21
This is the story of three good Samaritans who went out of their way and spared a couple of hours from their busy schedule to save the life of a half-dead pigeon.

IN PARLIAMENT
Delhi Govt didn’t use funds for central schemes last year
New Delhi, November 21
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has not utilised a single penny made available to it under the various centre-sponsored poverty alleviation schemes during the last financial year, the Rajya Sabha was informed today by the Union Minister of Rural Development, Mr Venkaiah Naidu.

Mobike driver bites off cop’s thumb
Faridabad, November 21
A traffic policeman, who tried to check the papers of a motorcyclist near Old Faridabad today, got a nasty surprise. The motorcyclist bit off his thumb when the cop insisted on fining him for his misdemeanour.

 
COMMUNITY


Sure road to riches: Open a nursing home
Sonepat, November 21
"Own a nursing home and be a millionaire". The slogan works for property dealers, builders, contractors and quacks who have got into the nursing home business for a fast back and a faster rise on the social respectability ladder.

SONEPAT
DTO’s action sparks protest by women
T
o register their protest against the impounding of buses by the District Transport Officer (DTO), Mr Jaivir Singh Arya, hundreds of rural women held a demonstration and shouted slogans against the DTO in front of the Rai police station, about 13 km from here, on Tuesday.

  • Demolition
  • No water
  • Transfer urged
  • Girl raped
  • Prisoner dies

FARIDABAD
Adding insult to a worker’s injury
Faridabad, November 21
A factory worker, who lost his fingers in an accident while working in a company at Palwal about five years ago, has been running from pillar to post to get compensation from the factory management.

Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala at the Haryana pavilion at the India International Trade Fair, taking a keen interest in the exhibits on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala at the Haryana pavilion at the India International Trade Fair, taking a keen interest in the exhibits on Tuesday.
— Tribune Photo

GURGAON
Top brass don’t age at IDPL?
Gurgaon, November 21
Despite the Cabinet decision to reduce the retirement age of all categories of employees of PSUs from 60 to 58 years, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has not implemented the scheme for board-level employees of the Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (IDPL).

Four dead, 25 hurt in mishaps
New Delhi, November 21
Four persons were killed and 25 injured in two separate accidents in the Capital today.

 
CRIME

Gang busted, 24 vehicles seized
New Delhi, November 21
With the arrest of two persons on Wednesday, the North-West district police claimed to have solved 42 cases of auto thefts. The police also seized 24 stolen vehicles from them. The duo were identified as Anjay Kumar Shukla, alias Munna (24), son of Nawal Kumar Shukla and resident of Maidatoli village in Bihar, and Satbir Singh (27), son of Kartar Singh and resident of house number 71 in Samaipur.

Beef seized, nine arrested
Faridabad, November 21
The police arrested nine persons and seized nine quintals of beef in the district today.

3 held for abducting girl
Faridabad, November 21
Two women are among three persons who were booked by the police for the abduction of a teenaged girl from the NIT area here today.

 
EDUCATION

CAMPUS
Creative juices flow at four-day college festival
C
reativity in all its myriad manifestations was in full show in Gargi College which celebrated its annual cultural festival this week. The four-day festival, which began on Monday, presented the entire spectrum of artistic fields, resonating with stellar performances in art, dance, paintings, dramatics et al.MY BODY, YOUR TUNE: Girls dancing to pulsating tunes at a festival in Irwin College.

  • A dialogue with ‘His Holiness’

  • Educational fair a big draw

  • Students stage protest march

  • ICSI award for excellence

  • ITM too tie up with Warwick

MY BODY, YOUR TUNE: Girls dancing to pulsating tunes at a festival in Irwin College.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


 
CULTURE

Director-producer Parminder Singh is making a tele-serial based on women who have come up in life the hard way.Faith moves this film man to focus on women
A
fter struggling to find a producer for his upcoming serial, Bhamini, Parminder Singh, who directed popular serials like Nirmala and Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, has decided not to wait for things to happen but rather make things happen for himself.

Director-producer Parminder Singh is making a tele-serial based on women who have come up in life the hard way.

The founders of the Sri Sai Kala Kendra, Mrs Sambita Bose Mehta and Mr Mehta, giving away the prizes at the song and dance competition held by the kendra.A contest to ingrain culture at a young age
New Delhi, November 21
The Sri Sai Kala Kendra, an organisation which promotes art and culture, among school children, organised a song and dance competition on Sunday at Hindi Bhavan near Bal Bhavan.

The founders of the Sri Sai Kala Kendra, Mrs Sambita Bose Mehta and Mr Mehta, giving away the prizes at the song and dance competition held by the kendra.

HEALTH

MCD mulls over drug shortage
New Delhi, November 21
The shortage of life-saving medicines and total lack of infrastructure in the dispensaries and health centres run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was discussed threadbare at a meeting of the standing committee of the MCD today.

 
SPORTS

Air India and Punjab and Sind Bank players slug it out at the 38th Nehru Hockey final at the Shivaji Stadium AI regain Nehru Hockey title
New Delhi, November 21
Air India, Mumbai came from behind to outwit Punjab and Sind Bank 3-2, and wrested the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament title in a pulsating final at the Shivaji Stadium here today.

Air India and Punjab and Sind Bank players slug it out at the 38th Nehru Hockey final at the Shivaji Stadium

Weightlifting team returns with just one medal
New Delhi, November 21
The ten-member Indian weightlifting team virtually drew a blank in the World Championship held in Turkey as they could win just one medal, in the Jerk category. The medal was won by Sunaina of Punjab.

Haryana 101 for 3 in reply to Delhi’s 419

ADMINISTRATION

Ballabgarh throws up 256 jobs in 2 yrs
Faridabad, November 21
The problem of unemployment, which becomes a main issue on the agenda of political parties before elections, normally takes a backseat after the elections are held. A glaring example in this connection is the employment office at Ballabgarh town where only 256 youths could get jobs in the past about two years.
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