Thursday, December 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Minority status for Sikh schools
New Delhi, December 12
The Government of National Capital Territory has granted minority status to 66 state government-aided schools, including 25 schools run by the Sikh community. It has thus become the first ‘state’ to have done so.

Picasso’s exhibition, beginning tomorrow at the National Art Gallery
Picasso’s exhibition, beginning tomorrow at the National Art Gallery, is already drawing art buffs.

Capital to showcase Picasso’s works
New Delhi, December 12
For art buffs and connoisseurs, it was a much-awaited event. The legendary painter and poet (few know that he was one, too) Pablo Picasso’s most important art collections, which he personally treasured, have been brought to India with the joint effort of Department of Culture, Government of India, and the Embassy of France. 




Voter photo I-cards gather dust, literally
Ghaziabad, December 12
A campaign for photo identity cards for voters has been on in UP for sometime. However, the recovery of some cards thrown in the dustbin in Modinagar area has sent a shockwave among the residents and officials.

JD (U) activist shot
New Delhi, December 12
There was virtual panic when four unidentified occupants of a three-wheeler intercepted Mohammad Bilal, 40, a small-time local worker of Janata Dal (United) and pradhan of Nangla Machi jhuggi cluster and shot him dead on the busy Bhairon Road-Outer Ring Road crossing under the Tilak Marg police station this afternoon.

Plan to spruce up Gurgaon
Gurgaon, December 12
The Haryana Government has decided to clean up Gaurgaon on a war-footing and the district administration is exploring avenues to launch a sustained drive for this purpose. This was disclosed here today by the Commissioner, Gurgaon Division, Mr L. S. M. Silens. 

Budding scientist who loves Helen Hunt
New Delhi, December 12
Rebel, bully and fatuous are some of the expletives youngsters have to hear. However, as if to vindicate themselves, some have not only excelled in studies, but have also left a trail of success in their chosen fields.



CM launches drive against child trafficking
New Delhi, December 12
Calling for an end to the menace of child trafficking, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today urged the civil society in general and NGOs in particular to tackle the problem in a sensitive and humane manner.

Who does not milk the slum-dwellers?
Faridabad, December 12
The slum areas and colonies lacking proper civic amenities seem to be proving a ‘blessing’ in disguise to the administration as well the politicians. While employees of departments like Electricity Board and the police ‘target’ the residents of slum colonies for extra income on various pretexts, the jhuggi dwellers come ‘handy’ for attendance in political rallies and as vote bank in elections.

Haryana Roadways posts net profit in November
Sonepat, December 12
The Sonepat depot of the Haryana Roadways has created a record in Haryana by earning a net profit of Rs 24.78 lakh during last month alone. Mr H. C. Jain, General Manager of the Haryana Roadways, Sonepat depot, told mediapersons here today that the depot had remained in a loss of Rs 22.08 lakh during the corresponding period last year.

Spare parts, repair shops obstruct Sonepat traffic
Sonepat, December 12
Unauthorised spare parts, motor workshops and parking at busy places, including the Sonepat-Gohana, Sonepat-Rohtak, Railway road and the telephone exchange road, have created a serious traffic problem in this fast growing industrial city.

Trust celebrates five years of charity
New Delhi, December 12
A large number of senior citizens gathered here today to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Human Care Charitable Trust, known for its philanthropic activities. In a function organised to mark the celebrations, speakers stressed the need for encouraging the formation of similar trusts.

Kargil coffins rattle MCD, too
New Delhi, December 12
The issue of alleged corruption in the procurement of coffins for Kargil martyrs which rocked Parliament has its echo today in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi with the Congress calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Defence Minster, Mr George Fernandes.

7-year jail term for rapist
Faridabad, December 12
One person was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 6,000 today by the district court here for raping a minor girl of a village in the Hodal subdivision. The convict will have to undergo a term of another 21 months in jail if he fails to pay the fine.




Car registration forged, 1 held
Rohtak, December 12
The district police on Wednesday arrested a youth on the charge of having forged the registration card of a Maruti car. The accused has been identified as Pawan Kumar of nearby Lakhan Majra village.



District gets Rs 1.31 crore
Sonepat, December 12
The Haryana Government has released an amount of Rs 1.31 crore under the Sampuran Gramin Rozgar Yojana, launched by it this year, for the completion of at least one development scheme in each village of the district during the current financial year.



Foggy days will persist



Tanzanian arrested under NDPS Act
New Delhi, December 12
The Pharganj police arrested a Tanzanian national and seized 200 grams of charas on the Raj Guru road yesterday night. Acting on a secret information, the police arrested Antony Juma (31) from opposite Cama Hotel on the Raj Guru Road. 





SPA building project remains a pipe dream
t’s one dream project that continues to elude the graduates. Year after year, every graduate of the School of Planning and Architecture, leaves the incommodious campus of the institute in the congested ITO area of the capital with one dream – designing the new campus of their alma mater.

  • Thefts on JNU campus

  • Jamia phone woes

  • NTPC wins Quiz

College day



Need to bring mental disorder out of closet
New Delhi, December 12
Medical disorders are brushed under the carpet thanks to taboos attached to them. Consequently, a patient, instead of being treated is left to deteriorate. This problem which has reached an alarming stage, has forced the medical fraternity to react.



Guru Nanak Dev University champs in North Zone hockey
New Delhi, December 12
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar drew with Punjab University, Chandigarh 1-1, but still topped the group to emerge champions of the SGTB Khalsa College Golden Jubilee North Zone Inter-University Hockey (Men) Championship at the Khalsa College ground here on Wednesday.

Supporters of Mizoram School in a cheerful mood
Supporters of Mizoram School in a cheerful mood, after they beat Army Boys in the final of the Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Mizoram School lift Subroto Cup
New Delhi, December 12
Government Higher Secondary School, Aizwal (Mizoram) beat Army Boys Company ASC College, Bangalore 2-0 to lift the Subroto Mukherjee Cup (Under-17) Football Tournament title at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday.

Mukesh, Dinesh shine in Servo Masters Golf
New Delhi, December 12
Brothers Mukesh Kumar and Dinesh Raghuvanshi dazzled in the Servo Masters Golf Championship with sizzling performances. Mukesh Kumar scorched the Digboi Club Golf Links course with a superb five-under 67 even as Dinesh led his team to victory at the Pro-Am event. 

Sanamacha Chanu finishes second in Police Games
New Delhi, December 12
Olympian Sanamacha Chanu of Central Reserve Police Force was pushed to the second place by Tikina Gopal of Central Industrial Security Force in the 45kg category weightlifting medal contest in the All-India Police Games at Chhawla Camp on Wednesday. Sarda Siddhi of Karnataka annexed the bronze medal.


Haj HQ shifting to Delhi?
New Delhi, December 12
There is a demand to shift the Haj Headquarters from Mumbai to Delhi, Parliament was told today. In a written reply, the Minister of External Affairs, Mr Jaswant Singh, told the Lok Sabha that the matter had been proposed in the Draft Haj Committee Bill, 2000.

Land, property records to be computerised
New Delhi, December 12
The land and property registration records in the National Capital Territory will soon be computerised and would be available online and could be accessed on the Internet.

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