Monday, December 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Udyog Vihar fire toll rises to six
Gurgaon, December 23
With three more persons succumbing to their burns in the hospital today, the toll in the last night’s devastating fire in a lamination factory in Udyog Vihar Phase V here rose to six. The condition of four others is stated to be serious.

Centre’s order on MCD’s seats challenged
New Delhi, December 23
The Union Government’s move to stay the rotation of seats for the forthcoming polls to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been challenged in the Delhi High Court.

Unpaid bills: DHBVN cuts power to six villages
Faridabad, December 23
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) authorities have reportedly disconnected power supply to six villages in the district due to non-payment of outstanding bills. These villages owe about Rs 44 lakh to the nigam.

Tenants’ police verification forms in black
New Delhi, December 23
Thousands of harried landlords in the Capital are literally running from pillar to post to procure ‘tenant verification forms’, a must now after the sensational storming of Parliament by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists.




This Utsav also goes down in history
A balancing act by folk dancers at the Chandni Chowk Utsav in the Capital on Sunday.New Delhi, December 23
The narrow bylanes and alleys of the congested Walled City today reverberated with the lilting notes of classical Indian music, reminiscent of the rich cultural heritage of the bygone medieval era, as the one-day Chandni Chowk Utsav was held amidst traditional pomp and gaiety. Despite tight security and apprehensions following the carnage at Parliament, thousands thronged the area to witness history in rewind.

A balancing act by folk dancers at the Chandni Chowk Utsav in the Capital on Sunday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

CBI chargesheets ACP in graft case
New Delhi, December 23
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has chargesheeted an Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Police for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income during 1990-98.

When ‘Saint of Santoor’ performs, they are all ears
New Delhi, December 23
Classical music lovers in the Capital today were treated to an enthralling performance by santoor maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori with chirping of birds, providing a perfect symphony in the backdrop of a lush green serenity of the sprawling Nehru Park here.

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Mr Om Prakash ChautalaChautala lists his govt’s achievements
Sonepat, December 23
The Haryana Government has spent Rs 135.44 crore on the repairs of 3,678.47 km of roads in different parts of the state during the past two years. This was stated by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while inaugurating a Rs 30-lakh Kisan Rest House on the premises of the new foodgrain market at Gohana town, 35 km from here, yesterday.

HVP criticises govt action against farmers
Rohtak, December 23
The Haryana Vikas Party has alleged that the unfulfilled pre-poll promises of the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), related to the free supply of power and water were largely responsible for the growing unrest among the farmers of the state.

Piles of garbage line bus terminal
New Delhi, December 23
It is the Malviya Nagar bus terminal that has the residents of the area fuming. It has been almost a decade and the condition of the terminal has seen no improvement whatsoever. Leave alone improvement, it’s going from bad to worse with each passing day.

Charan Singh remembered
Faridabad, December 23
The former Prime Minister Charan Singh was remembered by his followers and admirers on the occasion of his 99th birth anniversary, in the district, on Sunday.

Speaking out on life partners
large number of young men and women belonging to the Jain community today participated in the mid-year Parichay Sammelan organised by the Akhil Bharatiyavarsh Digamber Jain Parishad in the Capital on Sunday.

Domestic quarrel leads couple to attempt suicide
Faridabad, December 23
Fed up with regular ‘quarrels’ between themselves, a young couple of Dabua Colony here attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance yesterday. Both of them have been admitted to the Escorts Hospital here in a serious condition.

  • Three killed
  • Youth arrested
  • Probe demanded
  • Traffic held up



Spy case solved, absconding suspect held
Ghaziabad, December 23
The Ghaziabad police have worked out a spy case by arresting one of the two suspects who had been absconding for the last two years. The duo had reportedly passed on secret information to a Pakistani national.


Third generation speakers for authentic sound
Britain’s most famous brand of speakers, Wharfedale, has launched its diamond 8 series of hi-end speakers in the country.


Kangaroo Kids celebrate Xmas with carols and cake
t is that time of the year, when you find yourself singing Jingle Bells and hanging mistletoes. Yes, it’s Christmas and the time to be good, because Santa Claus is watching us.

  • Players felicitated
  • Painting workshop
  • Annual festival
  • Christmas concert
  • Message of peace
  • Science Olympiad

The South Zone and Bihar battle it out in the volleyball competition of the PNB Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh Stadium in Delhi on Sunday.Saroya, Leena lift gold medals in PNB meet
New Delhi, December 23
J P Saroya clocked 2:11:4 seconds to win the men’s 800 metres gold in the 19th All-India Punjab National Bank Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh stadium in Delhi on Sunday.

The South Zone and Bihar battle it out in the volleyball competition of the PNB Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh Stadium in Delhi on Sunday. — Tribune photo

40 probables for DSA selection trials
New Delhi, December 23
Forty probables have registered themselves for the trials-cum-coaching camp to select the Delhi State Sub-Junior (Under-16) team for the Sub-Junior National Football Championship to be in Shillong. The trials will begin on Monday at 10 am at the Ambedkar Stadium.

Top teams for Friends Club cricket
New Delhi, December 23
Defending champions and hosts Friends Club, runners-up Bright Club, Bhiwani, along with ten other teams from the National Capital Region will participate in the Friends Club Cricket Tournament to be held at the Royal Stadium, near Govt. Senior Secondary School, Dharuhera (Rewari) from December 26.


L-G reviews work on water plant 
New Delhi, December 23
Lieutenant Governor Vijai Kapoor on Sunday held a high level meeting to review the progress of the construction of 270 cusecs raw water conveyance main from Murad Nagar in Uttar Pradesh for Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant.

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