Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India






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Sheila, Nath stick to their guns
New Delhi, December 3
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s second meeting in as many days with Congress President Sonia Gandhi ended with no decision taken on what shape the new-look Council of Ministers of the Government of NCT of Delhi should take. 
Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit seems to be discussing a serious matter
Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit in conversation with Central Minister of State at the Prime Ministers Office Vijay Goel in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI photo

Celebrations without wishes
New Delhi, December 3
This was not what the chief minister expected it to be. At least, no one had thought that the completion of three years in power – a milestone for the Sheila Dikshit Government – would be a low-key affair.



EARLIER STORIES

 

Bus phase-out plan on hold
Commuters, students can breathe easy
New Delhi, December 3
The Delhi Government today put on hold the phase-out plan of diesel and other categories of buses in view of the difficulties faced by the schoolchildren and other commuters.

Khalsa College in throes of identity crisis
New Delhi, December 3
As Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College celebrates its golden jubilee, a “crisis of identity and status” is looming large over the institution. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee has been seeking to re-write the Memorandum of Association and Articles of the Constitution of the college with the objective of converting it into a minority institution catering to the Sikh community.
DSGMC is seeking to endow the college with minority status.
DSGMC is seeking to endow the college with minority status.


FACE TO FACE
A lawyer obsessed with the rights of the riot victims
H. S. PhoolkaS
eventeen years have passed since 1984 riots, but the close shave that H. S. Phoolka, then a new entrant into the legal profession had, is still fresh in his mind. The gurdwara he passed by was set on fire moments later and the shops near his home were gutted by an angry mob armed with lathis and iron rods.

Bank customers or jail birds?
New Delhi, December 3
The half-closed iron grill at the entrance, leaving just enough room for customers to squeeze through, with a chain dangling precariously overhead… All these images remind one of jail, not a bank where we deposit our hard-earned money.

 

COMMUNITY

Kerosene being diverted from fair price shops
Sonepat, December 3
Persistent shortages in the rationed kerosene were reported from different parts of this city and elsewhere in the district despite government assurances that there was no scarcity of the commodity. 

None misses Haryana Roadways buses here
Sonepat, December 3
Non-observance of time schedule and frequent breakdowns have made travelling in Haryana Roadways buses in the district a nightmarish experience for commuters. Added to this is the inadequate supervision by the traffic staff.


Differently abled children at the World Disability Day at India Gate on Monday. 


Differently abled children at the World Disability Day organised by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled people in collaboration with Deepalaya, the Leprosy Mission, Pravah, the Spastics Society of Northern India and Swalambham at India Gate in the Capital on Monday. 
— Tribune photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Joshi asks rich to pay for poor’s health
Noida, December 3
The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, has mooted the creation of a fund generated from the public, especially the rich, to give medical treatment to the poor in the country.

Nature, govt take toll of rabi crop
Sonepat, December 3
The sowing of rabi crops, particularly wheat has been badly hit by the long dry spell and shortage of power in the rural areas of Sonepat district.

SONEPAT
Two women killed in mishap
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ne woman was killed on the spot and another died of injuries at a hospital here after a Tata 407 hit them on the G. T. Road near Larsauli village, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. 

  • Barat ‘sets fire’ to godown

  • BKU dharna  at MP’s house

Police building bridges with public
Rohtak, December 3
The district police have been striving hard to establish cordial relations with the public so as to get maximum cooperation from the masses, the district police chief, Mr A. S. Ahlawat, has said.

No progress on regularisation of colonies
Faridabad, December 3
The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad proposal to regularise 53 residential colonies of the town seems to be making tardy progress. 

Dr Prasad a true Gandhian: Najma
New Delhi, December 3
The Rajendra Chintan Samiti in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council celebrated 117th birth anniversary of the country’s first President, Dr Rajendra Prasad, at the site of his statue on the premises of the Parliament Annexe today morning.

57 shops gutted
Faridabad, December 3
About 57 shops in the Subzi Mandi area of old Faridabad were destroyed in a fire that broke out at about 2.45 a.m. today. 

 

EDUCATION

Ending their school, dashing their dreams
New Delhi, December 3
At a time when children of several “high society” schools are travelling in luxurious buses and sitting in the most comfortable class rooms with all the “five-star” facilities, there are some children who don’t even have a bus to go to their school. 

 

HEALTH

Becoming healthy, Ayurvedic way
New Delhi, December 3
Under the aegis of Tirlokpuri based social service organisation ‘Sadik Masshi Medical Social Servant Organisation,’ a free Ayurvedic health check-up camp was organised at Basti Vikas Kendra Block II, Tirlokpuri.

Hepatitis Day today
New Delhi, December 3
To clear the misconceptions and create awareness about hepatitis, G B Pant Hospital is organising a Hepatitis Day tomorrow in the Capital.

 

SPORTS

Sunil Kumar posts comfortable victory
New Delhi, December 3
Sunil Kumar Sipaeya of Chandigarh, who had hit the national spotlight when he won the National Hard Court Tennis Championship in Delhi two years ago at the age of 16 years, returned to the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court after a long gap, and posted an easy straight sets 6-2, 6-2 victory against Nipun Gupta in the 2001 Asian Junior Tennis Championship here on Monday.

ONGC win Shastri hockey opener
New Delhi, December 3
The Oil and Natural Gas Commission beat the Central Industrial Security Force by a lone first half goal in the opening match of the 11th Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Hockey Tournament at Shivaji Stadium here today. 

Uma Bharti vows to make sports set-up dope-free
New Delhi, December 3
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti said that efforts are being made to ensure totally dope-free sports set-up in the country.

Indian Open Golf to return to Delhi Club
New Delhi, December 3
The prestigious Indian Open Golf Championship, sponsored by Shaw Wallace, will be held at the Delhi Golf Club course from March 11 to 17. 

Golf for  corporate bigwigs
New Delhi, December 3
The three-day Chivas Regal Invitational Golf Challenge, featuring corporate top shots, will be held at the Delhi Golf Club course from December 7 to 9. 

Panjab, Punjabi score big wins
New Delhi, December 3
Panjab University, Chandigarh, beat Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 3-0 in the opening match of the SGTB Khalsa College Golden Jubilee North Zone Inter-University Hockey Championship on the Khalsa College ground on the Delhi University campus here today.

Jharkhand School thrash Bal Bharti
New Delhi, December 3
It was a massacre of innocents as St Ignatious High School, Ghumla, Jharkhand, pounded Air Force Bal Bharti School, New Delhi, 10-0 in the junior section of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.

ADMINISTRATION

IN PARLIAMENT
DDA built, razed 1,050 unsafe flats
New Delhi, December 3
Over 1,250 flats constructed by the DDA have been reported to be dangerous and 1,050 of them have already been demolished, the Rajya Sabha has been informed. Top

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