Monday, December 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Yet another ordeal awaits school kids
Diesel buses being withdrawn from today
New Delhi, December 2
About 850 diesel-operated buses on contract with various schools are being withdrawn from the road tomorrow in deference to the Supreme Court order, which could cause considerable problems for thousands of students and add to the woes of the parents.

Sultanpur bird sanctuary bone dry

Sultanpur (Gurgaon), December 2
An eerie silence, except for the bark of stray dogs, greets birdwatchers in Haryana’s bird sanctuary at Sultanpur. In fact, the dogs can be seen frolicking in the very `jheel’,

The desolate landscape of Sultanpur.
The desolate landscape of Sultanpur.

Five of family die in blaze
New Delhi, December 2
Five members of a family, including three children, were killed in a fire which broke out in an electronic shop-cum-residence in Jagjit Nagar area of North-East district early this morning. The fire broke out at 3.20 a.m. while the family was fast asleep.


A glorious winter sunset in the Capital.
A glorious winter sunset in the Capital. Tribune Photo

Palaces for those wedded to pomp & pelf
Sonepat, December 2
Weddings are times for celebration and fanfare in our country. Businessmen have time and again tried to cash in on people’s penchant for splurging on such occasions. The latest ploy is to construct marriage places a la palaces. Sonepat boasts of many such palaces, tastefully decorated, providing a befitting setting for the auspicious occasion.

CM completes 3 yrs in office with Cabinet not in sight
New Delhi, December 2
With the discussions on Cabinet-formation hanging fire and the Chief Minister holding on to the resignations of her ministers through Sunday, it is likely that Ms Sheila Dikshit might choose to celebrate the third anniversary of her government without the new-look Council of Ministers.


Electoral rolls on display at 1,500 centres
New Delhi, December 2
Voters of Delhi can check the entries on the draft electoral rolls at the 1,500 designated locations, mostly in government schools, till December 10. “The draft rolls can be seen at the 1,500 designated locations on all days between 9 am and 6 pm,” the Chief Electoral Officer, J. P. Singh, told reporters.

Denting and finding one’s way in the national Capital
F somebody were to design a logo for road users in Delhi, a dented car would be his first choice. Dented cars and harassed drivers are a familiar sight in the National Capital Region. If there is just one dent on your car, you are a newcomer to the place. If it is dotted with two or three, or even more, you are confirmed permanent resident here.

  • Lion safari at Bhondsi?

  • Living for others

  • Oil therapy

  • Monkey menace

  • Are we immune to anthrax?

No joy for travellers in Sonepat
Sonepat, December 2
Non-observance of time schedule, frequent breakdowns and inadequate supervision by the traffic staff are the main causes of annoyance among the travelling public in this district. To add to the confusion, on two routes viz Sonepat-Delhi and Sonepat-Panipat, only few private buses also ply along with the Haryana Roadways.

Targeting the young on World AIDS Day
New Delhi, December 2
To mark World AIDS Day, Vikas Marg located Caring Foundation in collaboration with Delhi Psychiatry Centre has launched “Red ribbon campaign” to spread the message of AIDS prevention among youth.

School children show their solidarity in a campaign to spread awareness about AIDS on the World AIDS Day.

School children show their solidarity in a campaign to spread awareness about AIDS on the World AIDS Day.

Regularise flat extensions, residents tell Verma
New Delhi, December 2
Residents of Vasant Kunj today urged the Member of Parliament and former Chief Minister, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, who visited the colony to discuss their problems, to regularise the extensions made in the flats here instead of demolishing them.


Hundreds joined a rally in support of liberalisation and globalisation at Connaught Place in the Capital on Sunday.
Hundreds joined a rally in support of liberalisation and globalisation at Connaught Place in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune photo.

State JD(U) to be recast by March 31
Rohtak, December 2
The state unit of the Janata Dal (United) will be reconstituted at the district as well as state levels by March 31 next year and a ‘jansangharsh’ campaign would be launched against the “anti-farmer and anti-labourer” policies of the state government in May.

No POTO for scribes: Paswan
The Central Government is considering a proposal to exclude all political parties and mediapersons from the purview of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) and the decision to this effect would be announced shortly by it.


Villagers thwart girls’ abduction
Faridabad, December 2
Alert villagers foiled an abduction attempt here yesterday, leading to the recovery of two minor girls. The girls would have been sold in Delhi’s lucrative flesh market.


Cream that erases all stretches of pregnancy, delivery
manufacturing company of Ayurvedic products, IPSA Labs, has launched Eraser to remove the stretch marks after delivery. It not only erases stretch marks, scars and burn marks, hyper-pigmentation, under-eye dark circles, and stitch marks but it also helps to control back heads and skin blemishes. 

‘Improve techniques to win market’
Ghaziabad, December 2
Addressing the 14th annual convention of the Ghaziabad Management Association here today, Mr Bhure Lal, Chairman of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), called on the government and industry to clean up its act and improve techniques to survive in the market.


Making education a fundamental right will not help
HEN the wheel was invented, the world moved on from the stone age to the present times. That one invention which is till date considered the single step that separated mankind from the animals was a result of man’s knowledge, his intelligence, his rationality and his education.

  • Annual Day at DPS

  • Overnight camp

  • Programme at Birla Niketan

  • Founder’s Day at Modern School


20 lakh kids get polio drops
New Delhi, December 2
Over 20 lakh children were administered polio drops in the second phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme in the NCT of Delhi today.

Patient welfare panels in govt hospitals
New Delhi, December 2
If things go according to plans, government-run hospitals in the NCT of Delhi would soon have patient welfare committees. Intended for the benefit of underprivileged sections of the society, the idea, that is still in its conceptual stage, would form a part of the measures envisaged by the government for upgrading medical and health services.


Sunil, Sania head seedings in tennis
New Delhi, December 2
Promising junior player Sunil Kumar Sipaeya and Sania Mirza head the seedings in the boys’ and girls’ section respectively in the 2001 Asian Junior Tennis Championship, starting at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) courts here on Monday.

JUST FOR KICKS: Players line up for the kick-off in the Subroto Cup. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Shastri Hockey from today
New Delhi, December 2
Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) will take on Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the opening match of the 11th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament starting at the Shivaji Stadium here on Monday.

J&K take lead in Ranji Trophy
New Delhi, December 2
Jammu and Kashmir took a 196-run lead against Services on the third day of the North Zone Ranji Trophy league match at the Palam ground here on Sunday. A 72-run unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership between Kanwaljit Singh and Arshad Bhatt was the highlight of the Jammu and Kashmir innings.

Meenakshi wins gold, Yogesh bags silver
New Delhi, December 2
Meenakshi and Yogesh Shah won a gold and silver medal respectively for Gyan Devi Public School, Gurgaon in the Central Board of Secondary Education Athletic Championship held at Faridabad."

St. John Bosco thrash Dehradun in Subroto
New Delhi, December 2
St. John Bosco Secondary School, Sohra (Meghalaya) drubbed Maharana Pratap Sports School, Dehradun (Uttaranchal) 3-1 in the sub-junior group of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Sunday. 


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