Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Goodbye traffic jams, see you next year
New Delhi, November 27
Phew! It’s over. Finally! The 14-day India International Trade Fair, the 14-day annual extravaganza, came to a close today and with it ends the two-week-long nightmarish experience of commuters and security agencies, who collectively heaved a sigh of relief.

The finale of the Trade Fair and the last of the great traffic jams this year at the ITO crossing. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Businessman stabbed as guards look other way
New Delhi, November 27
Three unidentified persons intercepted a businessman in Trilokpuri this morning, and after stabbing him and his employee repeatedly in full few of a large number of people, escaped with Rs 5 lakh in cash.


  Delhi’ites scamper for cover as quake jolts Capital
New Delhi, November 27
The horrifying memories of the Bhuj quake were rekindled today when a quake of moderate intensity struck the National Capital Territory this afternoon, forcing many to run for cover. There was no immediate report of any damage.

Little-known nuggets about a legendary Maharaja
New Delhi, November 27
The reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the legendary ruler of Punjab, caught the imagination of many, as did many aspects of his life. Result: there is no dearth of controversies surrounding his coronation, flag etc. For instance, just before the bicentenary celebration, a debate was raging over his coronation.

One of the Maharaja’s numerous horses

What is good for the gander, is good for the goose
Police will not spare even women for drunken driving
New Delhi, November 27
The Delhi Traffic police are all set to usher in gender equality on the roads. In their campaign to sanitise roads, even women will not be spared for drunken driving. According to officials, women found driving in an inebriated state will be fined heavily on the spot.

Playing truant on sports quota
Faridabad, November 27
Some of the sportspersons, employed on ‘sports quota’ by the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad, have failed to join their duty. However, they have been withdrawing their salary regularly, leading to a financial burden of over Rs 2 lakh a year.

51,411 power theft cases detected in Haryana
Sonepat, November 27
The anti-power theft campaign launched in Haryana has yielded good results during the current financial year. According to the official sources, the officials of the UHBVN and DHBVN had checked nearly 6.22 lakh premises of the consumers and detected 51,411 theft cases during the year 2000-2001.


BJP holds dharna to unseat Shastri
New Delhi, November 27
The Bharatiya Janata Party held a sit-in at the Old Secretariat on Tuesday and demanded the sacking of scam-tainted Food and Civil Supplies Minister Yoganand Shastri from the Sheila Dikshit Cabinet.

Another flyover to make Ring Road ‘signal free’
New Delhi, November 27
The Peeragarhi flyover on National Highway is going to be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dixit on December 5, 2001 at 4 pm after a wait of a year and a half.


Shutterbug hubby, designer wife: It takes two to tango
E shoots people and gets paid for it. Not only that, he is hounded by wannabe models and even the blue- blooded to shoot them. Sangeet Kaushik, a young photographer, catches you unaware with his regular college- going looks. But this talented photographer has carved a niche for himself in his chosen profession.

Staple diet from Adnan Sami
OCK, pop, bhangra and folk, you name it and it was there. The Modern School grounds witnessed unadulterated music mania unleashed by the country’s best. While Adnan Sami gave a ‘lift’ to the audience, Euphoria had them rolling with their rock-and-roll special.

Sensuous Shilpa comes calling on NCR denizens
SHE is the only one who claims to have come with intentions which are suspect. She can afford to make a song and dance out of her plans to rob the entire UP and Bihar. Shilpa Shetty, the lissome actress, is currently rocking the National Capital Region.

Shilpa Shetty with director Satish Kaushik (wearing a cap) and Sandeep Marwah, Director of AAFT, Noida.

Furniture with fluid lines
HE theme is maximal, and so has to be the collection. We are talking about Raseel and Navin Ansal’s new venture by the name of Casa Paradox, which houses furniture and other house decorating accessories. The collection is a blend of sophisticated luxury and international appeal. It showcases exquisite works, which includes coffee tables, consoles, lamps and cushions.

Brass Drum, on display at Casa Paradox.
Fusion is in fashion
USION seems to be the buzzword in the global village. Whether it is clothes, music or even food, fusion of the Occidental with the Oriental has become a norm. Designers and fashion gurus are marching ahead of this army of fusion crusaders. They are fusing just the right amount of the East with the right amount of the West to produce that special something for the modern and style-conscious Indian woman. Fusion clothing has become a generic term for trendy and acceptable wear.

Devotees in lakhs take dip in Ganga
Ghaziabad, November 27
Lakhs of devotees took an auspicious bath and also performed Pooja in the Ganga on the occasion of the Kartik Ganga Mela at Garh. After formally opening the mela, the Divisional Commissioner of Meerut, Deepak Singhal said that, “We shall do our best to bring this Mela on the state level list administratively. Efforts to get government grants sanctioned for the purpose will also be made”.

Governor visits metro rail stall at IITF
New Delhi, November 27
Lieutenant Governor Vijay Kapoor visited the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's stall at Pragati Maidan on the concluding day of Indian International Trade Fair on Tuesday. He saw mock Metro coach and station models displayed at the stall. The coach has been designed with automatic entry gates through "contactless" cards. The new Metro coach will have low noise and vibration levels, as it will be passing through thickly populated areas such as Rohini, ISBT and Shahdara.

  • Women arrested
  • Polio campaign
  • Labourer crushed
  • Criminals held

Celebrities take up education bill
New Delhi, November 27
Demanding the earliest passage of the 93rd Amendment Bill to make education a fundamental right with some positive changes a group of people including film personality Mahesh Bhatt on Tuesday presented a memorandum to the President, Mr K. R. Narayanan.


Dr Taruna KanugaThis doctor wants everybody to be in the pink
New Delhi, November 27
She believes in living fit or not living at all. Dr Taruna Kanuga, a resident of South Delhi’s Saket, is a fitness freak. Ask her what life means to her and she will tell you, “Fitness and only fitness. The fittest will survive.”

City in grip of dengue mosquitoes
New Delhi, November 27
During the house-to-house check-up conducted last week by the Directorate of National Anti-Malaria Programme, dengue-causing Aedes mosquitoes were found breeding in many areas of the NCT of Delhi.

Gurgaon wakes up to dengue
Gurgaon, November 27
The health department has swung into action after the reports of dengue cases in this district. According to sources, four cases have tested positive in Gurgaon city and two in Farukhnagar and Nuh areas. Seven cases of suspected dengue have been reported so far.


Kapil Dev to author BCCI’s crash course in pace bowling
New Delhi, November 27
The Board of Control for Cricket in India Working Committee, in order to ensure “improvement of all-round cricketing standards,” has decided to set up a Pace Bowlers’ Wing with former Indian captain and pace bowler Kapil Dev as its head. A Spinners’ Wing, which is at the “drawing board stage”, will also be set up.

Delhi trounce J&K by 200 runs
New Delhi, November 27
Delhi trounced Jammu and Kashmir by 200 runs in the North Zone Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here today. Resuming at their overnight score of 128 for three in their second innings, Jammu and Kashmir were shot out for 268. Spinner Sharandeep Singh caused much of the damage, scalping four wickets for 60 runs in 28 overs while Amit Bhandari took 3 for 76.

A feast of goals in Subroto Cup
New Delhi, November 27
A feast of goals featured the matches in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium here today. Government High School, Dimapur (Nagaland), trounced Mathapura High School, Jamnagar (Gujarat), 10-0 while Elite Co-Ed School, Nepal, toyed with Government High School, Purani Pooch, Jammu and Kashmir, 17-0.

USPTR awards on November 30
New Delhi, November 27
The United States Professional Tennis Registry Workshops and Annual Awards function will be held on November 30 at 4.30 pm at the Peninsula Centre at Khaitan Public School, Sector 40,Noida.


CM squad takes lid off funds misuse
Sonepat, November 27
The officials of the Flying Squad of the Chief Minister are reported to have unearthed a scandal relating to the misutilising of public funds in the desilting work of the Pai distributary from RDO to RD 19900 under the Rai Water Service Division of the Irrigation Department in the district last year.

Govt agencies’ lack of coordination irks CM
New Delhi, November 27
Resenting the lack of coordination between various agencies of the Government, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said it was having an adverse impact on the development works.


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