Sunday, December 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Yamuna banks to be cleared of slums
New Delhi, December 22
The Slum and Jhuggi Jhonpri Department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is chalking out a plan to remove the hutments along the banks of the Yamuna. According to the time-table and draft blueprint drawn up by the department, the resettlement process is expected to take not less than five years from the time land is allotted and money is sanctioned.

Even govt does not pay power dues
Faridabad, December 22
Various government departments in the district owe more than Rs 17 crore as power dues. The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam authorities have launched a vigorous campaign to recover them.



Patrolling must for able-bodied
Sonepat, December 22
The District Magistrate, Mr S. N. Roy, has promulgated an order under Section 3 of the Punjab Village and Small Towns Patrol Act 1918, making it obligatory for all the able-bodied men of the villages to do patrolling duty. The round-the-clock duty in the district is meant to ensure the safety of all vital installations, particularly the electricity transformers, cables and transmission lines.

Dreaded criminal dies in encounter
Ghaziabad, December 22
The Ghaziabad police shot dead a dreaded criminal, Babloo Hasanpurya, in an encounter early this morning. Babloo, a right hand man of Rakesh Hasanpurya, was wanted in connection with a number of heinous crimes in U.P. and Delhi, said SSP Prashant Kumar.

New Year revellers ready to chill it out despite prophets of doom
New Delhi, December 22
The overall gloom and doom scenario seems to have failed to affect the carnival atmosphere that envelops the Capital during this time of the year even as nervous retailers are keeping their fingers crossed to solicit buyers.

The Janpath is as usual a big draw for shoppers. 
— Tribune Photo

Only 22 Assembly sittings this year!
New Delhi, December 22
The Delhi Legislative Assembly has earned the dubious distinction of holding only 22 sittings this year. Advising the Government to hold a minimum of 50 sittings, Speaker Prem Singh on Saturday said that he would be writing to the Chief Minister in this regard.


Multiple authorities multiply worries of Saket’s posh colony
New Delhi, December 22
“We rarely see the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) people work. What are the working hours of the MCD? Do its officials even have working hours? Leave anything in the hands of the MCD, and you are bound to get the worst results.” These are the common reaction of residents of the Golf View Apartments in South

‘Power crisis in western UP to be over soon’
Noida, December 22
Power crisis in western Uttar Pradesh will be mitigated soon, the Power Minister, Ch. Hukam Singh, has said. He was speaking after laying the foundation stone of the 400-KVA powerhouse in Pali village in Greater Noida today. The power project, which will be spread over 60 acres, will be completed in two years by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd at a cost of Rs 110 crore.

Invoking the Xmas spirit in our jaded lives
HIS year’s Christmas comes at a time when the devastating destruction of the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11 proves the vulnerability of the security once again. It exposes the fallacy of the belief that good life consists in having all the good things .

Mathura: The festival season has just begun
ESTLED between Agra and Delhi, lies Mathura – the city which bears a mute testimony to Lord Krishna’s teachings. Situated in the radius of around 150 km from Delhi and well connected by road and rail, the little town comes alive with colourful festivals throughout the year. The Rang Gulal Mahotsav, held annually, celebrates Holi in an exuberant fashion. The festival of colour heralds the onset of spring.

  • Gokul melas

Rs 60-lakh complex dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur
Sonepat, December 22
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of a Rs 60-lakh complex in the memory of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur at Bad Khalsa village, 14 km from here, today. The setting up of the complex, spread over three hectares, is part of the tercentenary celebrations of Khalsa Panth being organised by the state government.

Black Belt Suleman KhanYOUNG VOICE
Life for him is a punching bag
New Delhi, December 22
He is only 20. But for him, life cannot just be going to college, freaking out and coming back home to sleep like a log like youths of his age do. Life means much more to him. For him, life means thrill, excitement, adventure and, more importantly, struggle.

HAFED setting up outlets to sell its consumer products
Sonepat, December 22
The Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) has drawn up a scheme for the setting up of shopping complexes at Taraori, Pipli, Nilokheri, Gharaund and Hisar on the national highways to increase the sale of its consumer products, particularly sarson oil and basmati rice.


Three perish in Udyog Vihar factory fire
Gurgaon, December 22
At least three workers are feared killed and several injured in a major fire which broke out in a lamination factory in Udyog Vihar Phase 5 late tonight. According to the police, at least 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and they were still fighting the flames.


No MCD schools will be run in tents after March 31: Sawhney
New Delhi, December 22
No municipal school will be run in tents after March 31 2002, Mr Prithvi Raj Sawhney, chairman, standing committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, announced here today. He was speaking after laying the foundation stones for two primary school buildings at Pochanpur and Rawta villages on the Najafgarh road.

IT’s role in teachers’ training stressed
Rohtak, December 22
Dr Kuldeep Agarwal, Director (Academic), Haryana Board of School Education, has stressed on the use of information and communication technology for enhancing the efficacy of the present education system so as to keep pace with the changing scenario.


Indian system of medicine wins golden opinions
THE four-day exhibition of Indian system of medicine which concluded at Pragati Maidan here on Tuesday, drew an overwhelming response. The exhibition, the first of its kind in Delhi, was organised by the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and India Trade Promotion Organisation.
  • WHO REPORT-2001

Saroj Hospital & Heart Institute at Madhuban Chowk, Rohini, one of the charitable hospitals in the country which has been promised an ISO certification.

Arjun Atwal, Randhawa lead challenge in Grand Prix Golf
New Delhi, December 22
Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa, two of India’s best golfers, will square up for what could be their first and only clash in the domestic circuit when they line up for the inaugural Royal Challenge Grand Prix beginning at the Noida Golf Club from December 26.

Western Zone claims yet another wicket of Southern Zone in the cricket match of the Punjab National Bank All-India Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.  — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Super Selector surpasses itself
Tendulkar: Most Chosen Cricketer
New Delhi, December 22
The ESPN Star Sports Super Selector Cricket Game show, launched in September, surpassed its own world record for the number of entries received for any single on-line game show conducted across the world when 3,13,432 participants played this web-based game in December on

BSF annex Police Shooting team title
New Delhi, December 22
The Border Security Force annexed the overall team championship with 1194 points in the 45th All-India Police Duty Meet Shooting Competition-2001 hosted by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at the Sector Headquarters Garhwal.

ITBP lift team championship
New Delhi, December 22
Indo-Tibetan Border Police lifted the team championship in the 12th All-India First Aid and Home Nursing Competition-2001 held in Bangalore.

  • PNB Sports Meet


HUDA staff to get work-linked awards
Gurgaon, December 22
The Haryana Urban Development Authority is currently holding a competition for its best performing Executive Engineers, Sub Division Engineers and Junior Engineers working in its area here.

No pay for four months
Faridabad, December 22
Employees of the Municipal Committee at Hodal town in the district have been awaiting their salary for the past about four months. As a result, families of many of these employees are on the brink of starvation.


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