Monday, November 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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History note: CBSE exceeded its brief
Board only has to hold exams, provide affiliation
New Delhi, November 25
The recent circular of the Central Board of Secondary Education, instructing schools to delete certain portions in the history textbooks published by the NCERT, has come in for criticism from experts as well as academics, even though the circular was issued on the specific request of the National Council of Educational Research and Training.

An enthralling dance performance by Navtej and Jemima at a five-star hotel in the Capital on Sunday. An enthralling dance performance by Navtej and Jemima at a five-star hotel in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sop for Sikhs as poll weighs on Cong mind
New Delhi, November 25
Just two months before the crucial Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, the Delhi Government is planning to waive loans given to the 1984 riots victims in an apparent move to woo the Sikh voters.





EARLIER STORIES
 
Dedicate the trade fair to pedestrians
New Delhi, November 25
All roads, even the clogged ones, led to Pragati Maidan on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of visitors converged at the complex to be a part of the India International Trade Fair extravaganza which folds up on Tuesday, even as nervous security agencies kept their fingers crossed. “Approximately 3.5 lakh persons visited the complex today. It being the last Sunday before the fair folds up on Tuesday, the number of visitors was higher than usual”, the police sources said.



Instead of loafing at the Trade Fair, this grumpy visitor, tired after trudging all the way from Nizammudin, takes a break.

Instead of loafing at the Trade Fair, this grumpy visitor, tired after trudging all the way from Nizammudin, takes a break.

Govt hospitals slam doors on dengue cases
Sonepat, November 25
The incidence of dengue fever is still on the rise in Sonepat and other parts of the district, owing to the failure of the Health Department to take immediate and effective steps to check the disease.

Murdered by friends for a few thousands
Faridabad, November 25
A property dealer of Anand Parbat area of Delhi was murdered by his friends. His body was later burnt and dumped in the jungles of Budena village in the district about 10 days ago.

   
COMMUNITY
Malviya Nagar residents drinking a lethal mix
New Delhi, November 25
It has come to light that the water pipes running through the lanes of Malviya Nagar in South Delhi carry a mix of sewer water and fresh drinking water. As a result of this, there is an imminent danger of jaundice spreading in the area. A few residents were almost hospitalised recently.


Garbage at such sites seeps into water supply lines, leading to the outbreak of jaundice and other diseases

Garbage at such sites seeps into water supply lines, leading to the outbreak of jaundice and other diseases

Trenchless wonder for cleaning sewers
New Delhi, November 25
It would be a convergence of two eras – about a century-old choked sewer system would be cleaned by the 21st- century trenchless technology in the National Capital Territory.

Chautala gets JD (U) support on nationalisation of water, power
Sonepat, November 25
The President of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal(U)Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi today supported the Chief Minister Mr Om Parkash Chautala on the issue of nationalisation of water and power resources in the country.
  • Body identified

  • Power shutdown

  • Driver attacked

  • Ticketless fined

  • Factory gutted

 

Sonepat IT office accorded regional status
Sonepat, November 25
The Income Tax Department has upgraded its office at Sonepat to a full fledged regional office taking into consideration the increase in the number of income tax assesses.

School students participating in the Shankar Memorial Painting Competition organised at the Modern School, Barakhamba Road, in the Capital
School students participating in the Shankar Memorial Painting Competition organised at the Modern School, Barakhamba Road, in the Capital

3 more Faridabad units face unrest
Faridabad, November 25
Just when Faridabad was breathing easy, with the industrial strike in the Escorts group blowing over, labour unrest has erupted in at least three more companies.
Agitating employees of Bhartiya Cutler Hammer Factory took out a procession on the Mathura Road yesterday in support of their demands.

 
CRIME

Man shot dead in Anand Vihar
New Delhi November 25
Sukhwinder Singh (32) was shot dead this morning by three unidentified suspects in CBD ground in Anand Vihar in East district where he was playing cricket. The suspects came on a motor cycle to CBD ground to meet Sukhwinder. The suspect whipped out the revolver and shot at Sukhwinder.


 
EDUCATION
SCHOOL BUZZ
A twenty-metre-long ‘no’ to fire crackers
School students chose to celebrate Divali this year minus smoke and sound. By saying ‘no’ to crackers, they did their bit to conserve the environment. Students from Guru Harkrishan Public School, Vasant Vihar, also signed a 20-meter-long banner, pledging to say ‘no’ to crackers.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit admires a 20-meter-long banner saying no to crackers, which was signed by students of Guru Harkrishan Public school.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit admires a  20-meter-long banner saying no to crackers, which  was signed by students of Guru Harkrishan Public school.
  • Science fair

  • DAV festivities

  • Divali mela

  • NIIT campaign

  • Painting event

  • Free education

  • Bal Bhawan

  • Children’s Day

  • YWCA debate

 

 
CULTURE

SHOWCASE
At last, weather-proof furniture for your house
An international brand of prolen furniture, Ramboo, has unveiled new products in the market, which are eco-friendly and a substitute for traditional wooden and cane furniture. The prolen technology, it is claimed, makes furniture withstand the vagaries of weather. The product is unaffected by heat, water as well as chemicals used in home, gardens and swimming pools.
  • Futuristic oven

  • 3-in-one TV

  • Ethnic wear

  • Exotic fragrance

  • Shoppers’ bonanza

 

HEALTH

Steroid intake in asthma patients can lead to cataract
New Delhi, November 25
Cataract is assuming alarming proportions in the Capital with diabetes and pollution zeroing in on the population at a fast pace. Dr Alkesh Choudhary, a well-known eye surgeon and head of Greater Kailash-based MD Eye Centre, warns that if this situation goes unchecked and no measures are taken to remedy it this disease may soon take on epidemic dimensions.

Sex workers ill-equipped to combat AIDS
New Delhi, November 25
Even as the number of HIV and AIDS cases in the Capital continues to multiply with each passing day, the Delhi State Aids Control Society has failed to supply sufficient number of condoms to more than 4500 sex workers in the Red light areas of Delhi, said K. L. Bhola, head of the Bharatiya Patita Uddhar Sabha.


 
SPORTS

Birla awards for Dhyan Chand, Gavaskar and Anand
New Delhi, November 25
Hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar and chess maestro Vishwanathan Anand have been selected for the K K Birla Foundation Awards for 'Outstanding Sportspersons of the Century.'

BCCI convenes Working Committee meeting
New Delhi, November 25
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has called an emergency meeting of the Working Committee here tomorrow to deliberate on its tussle with the International Cricket Conference following the punishments handed out by ICC match referee Mike Dennes on six Indian cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, and to decide on the course of action to be taken.

Danny scores hattrick for Mizoram school
New Delhi, November 25
Government Higher Secondary School, Aizowal (Mizoram) inflicted a crushing 6-0 defeat on Nabbari High School, Tripura in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Sunday.

South Delhi lift Shivalik Polo Cup
New Delhi, November 25
South Delhi downed fancied McDowell signatures by eight goals to seven in the extra sudden-death chukker to win the Mount Shivalik Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Cup (14 goals) on the concluding day of the Delhi Fall Polo season at the Jaipur Polo Ground here on Sunday.

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