Sunday, December 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Cops checking out Kashmiri traders

New Delhi, December 15
The Delhi Police have launched an extensive exercise to verify the antecedents of at least three thousand Kashmiris, staying temporarily in the walled city to ascertain if any of them is associated with the terrorists who stormed Parliament on Thursday.

Nanak Chand cremated with full honours
Sonepat, December 15
The body of Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police Nanak Chand, who was killed in Thursday’s attack on Parliament by the terrorists, was cremated with full state honours at his native Ratdhanna village, 5 km from here, last evening. 

Indicted DTC officials likely to be relocated
New Delhi, December 15
Persons of doubtful integrity continue to hold sensitive positions in the Delhi Transport Corporation despite the chief vigilance officer’s express instructions. At least three officers have been named in a report prepared by Chief Vigilance Officer Narender S Rana.

A motorist’s briefcase being checked by security persons
A motorist’s briefcase being checked by security persons in the Capital on Saturday. —  Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

The stringent security measures in the city were enforced religiously with spot checking of vehicles, frisking of suspicious persons and close scrutiny of brief cases and bags of persons visiting busy markets, government buildings or complexes. 

Sikh activists booing Pakistan for its alleged support to terrorists in the wake of attack on Parliament House. — Tribune photos 



Unhealthy nexus costs patients dear
Faridabad, December 15
An unhealthy nexus between the staff of government health centres and private clinics is costing the patients dear. While the Government claims to provide free medical check-up in its hospitals and primary health centres, the private clinics and laboratories have mushroomed in all the urban and semi-urban pockes. 

Teacher, girl student in suicide pact?
Jhajjar, December 15
A teacher of the H D Senior Secondary School at Salawas died while a girl student of the same school was serious after the duo consumed poisonous sulphate pills under mysterious circumstances last evening.


Patients pay for unpaid phone bill
Sonepat, December 15
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is reported to have disconnected the telephone connection of the Emergency Ward of the 100-bed civil hospital in this city following the non-payment of an overdue bill.

Santa Claus with schoolchildren at the YWCA as part of its Christmas celebration in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Civic problems plague Malviya Nagar
New Delhi, December 15
Enter south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar and what welcomes you are bumpy and dirty roads. 

Sonepat residents bear brunt of power cuts
Sonepat, December 15
Power played hide and seek with the residents of this fast-growing industrial city as well as the neighbouring areas for the fifth day in succession. 

Nath shares dais with Walia
New Delhi, December 15
In his maiden appearance at a public function after being dropped from the Sheila Dikshit ministry, Mr Narendra Nath yesterday shared a dais with his former colleague and Health Minister, Dr Ashok Kumar Walia, who retained his job in the reconstituted Cabinet. 

Catheter lab for heart patients to be set up in city
n order to cope with the demand of the heart patients, the management of Batra Nursing Home and the Heart Disease Centre here has decided to set up a Rs 1 crore catheter laboratory in the fast growing industrial city.




Evening dedicated to unemployed
New Delhi, December 15
The Laxmi Nagar-based social service organisation, Berojgaar Sena, with support from the Preet Vihar Society Welfare Association organised a cultural programme, Ek Shaam Berojgaar Ke Naam, at the Preet Vihar police station recently. 

CRPF welfare exhibition ends
New Delhi, December 15
The three-day Central Reserve Police Force Welfare Exhibition-cum-Fete came to an end today. The exhibition was organised for the benefit of the family welfare centres which work for the welfare of disabled personnel and children and widows of CRPF personnel.



Two arrested in Jain temple murder case
New Delhi, December 15
With the arrest of two persons, Abdul Latif and Insar Ali, alias Sadde, the anti-homicide section of the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has claimed to have worked out the sensational triple murder and dacoity at Digambar Jain Mandir on September 20 last year.


Mid-corporate branch of PNB opened
New Delhi, December 15
The first mid-corporate branch of Punjab National Bank was opened at New Delhi House, Barakhamba Road today in the Capital by the chairman and managing director, Mr S. S. Kohli.



Plot-owner to be refunded
Rohtak, December 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the Indraprastha Cooperative House Building Society here to pay Rs 71,020 plus interest as compensation to a complainant and refund the amount she had paid to the society.



The Vishram Ghat at MathuraLand of flute, butter and embodiment of love
trip to the land of Lord Krishna is a journey to discover many facets of a mythological Hindu figure, who epitomised the ups and downs of human relationships and the righteous path to follow. Brajbhoomi, the land where Lord Krishna was born and spent his youth, today has little towns and hamlets that are still alive with the Krishna-legend and still redolent with the music of his flute.


All these children need is a healthy dose of care and concern.
All these children need is a healthy dose of care and concern. 
— Tribune Photo

Nandita to flag off walk for autism today
ction for Autism, a national organisation which deals with issues affecting the lives of the autistic community, is observing autism week to create awareness about autism, a lifelong disability that affects about 20 lakh Indians. The week began on Saturday with an international conference which was attended by parents of autistic children and doctors. More than 800 parents of autistic children are members of the AFA. 

  • Rotary blood bank

  • Nasal surgery

A misplaced sense of martyrdom
n the current scene of terrorism, the world has witnessed a crop of highly motivated youngsters who are willing to sacrifice their lives in the process of causing widespread death and destruction. They act as agents of the “culture of death’’ but would like to be remembered as martyrs in the cause of their particular faith.



Shruti Dhawan of Chandigarh goes for a double-fisted return in her semi-final match against Sheetal Goutham in the DSCL National Open Tennis Championship at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

Birdie blitz hands Mukesh Kumar sole lead
New Delhi, December 15
Mukesh Kumar played brilliantly on the back-nine to open up a seven-stroke lead with a four-under 68 on the penultimate round of the Rs 8.5 lakh Servo Masters Golf 2001. 

Bharti pledges all help to police sportspersons
New Delhi, December 15
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti has assured police sportspersons from all over the country, to provide all help in improving the standard of sports, and in removing any hurdles which come in the way of further improvements.

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