Saturday, December 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Neighbours offer to bail out Delhi
Land for low-cost housing, slaughterhouses
New Delhi, December 7
Haryana and Uttar Pradesh today extended their hand of friendship to Delhi and agreed to provide land to the National Capital Territory in order to meet its need for setting up sites for housing sector, land-filling and slaughterhouses.

Chargesheet against cops in custody death case
Ghaziabad, December 7
The CB-CID has filed a chargesheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, naming the former incharge of Modi Nagar police Station Inspector R D Pathak and SI Jawaharlal as the main accused in a custody death case. The owner of the firm, where the deceased was employed, has also been named in the chargesheet.

Lokayukta report submitted, skirts role of
New Delhi, December 7
The Lokayukta, inquiring into the allegations of corruption against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others in the Delhi Jal Board case, has submitted his final report to the Lieutenant-Governor. The report is expected to be made public on Monday.




School boys frolicking in Oysters at Appu Ghar.
School boys frolicking in Oysters at Appu Ghar. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tractor-trailers banned from ferrying goods
Rohtak, December 7
The State Transport authorities have banned the use of tractor-trailers for transporting goods without permit. Tractor-trailers cannot be hired now for both government as well as private jobs.

Clampdown on Gurgaon sex test clinics
Gurgaon, December 7
Alarmed by the fast depleting female sex ratio in Haryana, the Health Department has decided to take to task the hospitals and nursing homes engaged in sex determination tests, and thereby encouraging parents to opt for female foeticide.

This ‘blind’ man has everybody rubbing their eyes
Jhajjar, December 7
What would your first reaction be, if you spotted a blind-folded man riding a bike? Shock, disbelief or plain surprise. The residents of Jhajjar experienced all of these and more. To see a virtually blind man take to the road on a bike was far from anyone’s expectation of a magical feat.

No revival of Super Bazar
New Delhi, December 7
There is no proposal to revive the Super Bazar, the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Mr V. Sreenivasa Prasad, told the Lok Sabha today. The government had examined various options including the revival of the Super Bazar.


A flower show held near Purana Quilla recently in the Capital.
A flower show held near Purana Quilla recently in the Capital. —  Tribune Photo 

Road to hell paved with good intentions
New Delhi, December 7
Bhagidari was a genuine effort on the part of the government of the National Capital Territory (NCT) to involve Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWA) in the challenging task of removing grievances of the citizens and creating harmonious equations between the rulers and the ruled. But, residents say the scheme has run aground and is hardly ever talked about now.

This mela takes up cudgels for women
New Delhi, December 7
This mela promised mouth-watering delicacies from the Makki Ki Roti and Sarson ka Saag to tender fish cutlets. The mela, a one-day event was organised by the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) to raise funds for their legal aid cell.

Gul cheers up cancer patients
New Delhi, December 7
The day was far from the usual for hundreds of patients afflicted with cancer. It gave them moments, which they can cherish in their moments of pain and loneliness. Cancer patients from AIIMS, Safdarjung and LNJP hospital today became the first visitors at the Oysters Ice Park at Appu Ghar, which has re-opened for the season.

‘Install Ambedkar statue in 15 days’
The Dr Ambedkar Park Bachao Sangharsh Samiti on Friday gave a 15-day ultimatum to the district administration asking it to either install the statue of Dr B. R. Ambedkar at the bus stand chowk or face a state-level agitation on the issue. 

  • Lok Adalat on February 16

  • Factory godown gutted

  • Youth shot at by three

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A place for everything & everything in its place, please
would like to point out a glaring lack of proper placement with regard to a traffic signboard, which has been put up next to Dr Dang’s Pathological Laboratory in the Hauz Khas market. The board, which has been put by the traffic police, is about two feet in height and rests against a residential wall. It has not been put on the pavement on an iron frame, as should be the practice for all to notice and abide by.


JNU murder case solved, four held
New Delhi, December 7
The South-West district police today claimed to have solved a murder mystery within 24 hours with the arrest of four persons from Budh Vihar in Munirka. The police also recovered three blood stained knives from the accused. All the accused have been sent to judicial custody.

  • Auto-lifter held

  • Visa racket

Youth shoots uncle through car window
Gurgaon, December 7
In a sensational incident, a youth on a motorcycle allegedly fired at his uncle who was driving his Maruti van today in the morning killing him on the spot. According to police sources, a driver by profession, Mahavir Singh (50) used to drop some children to a school in New Delhi. He left his house on Mojiwali Street in Gurgaon village in his Maruti van (DL 4C 6030) at about 7.30 am.

The making of a child burglar
New Delhi, December 7
Sonu is only 11. He and his mother indulge in minor thefts in the Vasant Kunj area. Why? His father is a TB patient and had to leave his job as a security guard. His wayward brother had been in the judicial custody after the South-West police launched a drive and nabbed him and four others after a spate of burglaries involving minor children were reported from the Vasant Kunj area.


Chautala unhappy with health care
Sonepat, December 7
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, has reportedly expressed his anguish on reports about the pathetic health services in the civil hospital at Sonepat.


Air India, Indian Airlines fly into semis
New Delhi, December 7
Goals came in torrents as Air India, Mumbai, thrashed the Oil and Natural Gas Commission XI 7-0 in Pool A and Indian Airlines grounded Dhaka XI, Bangladesh, 8-1 in Pool B in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament at Shivaji Stadium here today.
Olympian Mukesh Kumar receiving the man of the match award from former Indian hockey captain Zafar Iqbal in the Shastri Hockey Tournament on Friday.
Olympian Mukesh Kumar receiving the man of the match award from former Indian hockey captain Zafar Iqbal in the Shastri Hockey Tournament on Friday. — Tribune photo

Feroz Ali retains lead in golf
New Delhi, December 7
Overnight leader Feroz Ali maintained his lead in the Rs 9-lakh prize money Surya Nepal Masters Golf Tournament at the Gokarna Golf Club course in Kathmandu, according to information reaching here.

Kapil Dev with Ajay Jadeja making a point during the first day of Chivas Regal Invitational Golf challenge at Delhi Gold Club in New Delhi on Friday — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Punjabi, Panjab varsities win
New Delhi, December 7
Punjabi University, Patiala, edged past Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 6-4 via the tie-breaker in the SGTB Khalsa College Golden Jubilee North Zone Inter-University Hockey (Men) Tournament at the Khalsa College ground here today. 

Jharkhand, Meghalaya enter Subroto semis
New Delhi, December 7
St. Ignatious High School, Gumla (Jharkhand) trounced Blooming Dales High School, Hisar (Haryana) 4-1 to sail into the semi-final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup (Sub-Junior) Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here today. Prakash opened the winners’ account in the 14th minute but before the din could die down, Haryana equalised through Devraj in the 16th minute. 


Rainwater harvesting made must on rooftop
Faridabad, December 7
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has incorporated rooftop rain water harvesting as a compulsory condition in its regulation concerning construction of buildings in its sectors.


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