Sunday, December 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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DSGMC suspends 8 women staff
Row affects gurdwara’s functioning
New Delhi, December 29
The conflict between the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and the gurdwara employees not only escalated with the management suspending eight women employees late last night, but it has also begun to seriously affect the normal functioning of gurdwara.

After Mewat, demand to make Palwal district
Faridabad, December 29
While the proposed new district of Mewat is on the agenda of some of the political parties, a section of residents have started raising the demand for making Palwal, a sub-division of Faridabad, into a new district. Kisan Sangharsh Vahini (KSV), a non-political outfit of Palwal, staged a procession on Friday and submitted a memorandum to the authorities at the sub-divisional headquarters.







The Barbie “Meet & Greet” parties are aimed at spreading cheer among children during the festive season in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Security strengthened in Delhi
New Delhi, December 29
Security in the Capital has been strengthened following intelligence inputs that there could be more terrorist attacks in the city. Members of at least three terrorist groups – Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Al-Umar Mujahideen – are believed to have infiltrated into Delhi for launching attacks on vital installations and targeting VVIPS.

Police ‘harassment’ makes couple end life
Sonepat, December 29
Unable to cope with the alleged harassment by officials of the women police station in Rohtak, a middle-aged couple, Mr Jaipal Jain (50) and Mrs Makhmali Jain (45), committed suicide by taking sulphas tablets at their house in the West Ram Nagar area here last evening.

Shiksha: Where the needy are schooled
New Delhi, December 29
Each smiling face that greets you has a different story to tell, yet a common purpose draws the faces together. The desire to seek their share of happiness and learn the lesson of survival is what goads the children of this school to pursue their love for learning.


Next year’s motto: Turn over a new leaf
T the dawn of the New Year, several thoughts flood our minds. Some of the events of the past had shaken us a great deal such as violence in the cities like New York, the sorry plight of the refugees in Afghanistan or the war clouds nearer home.

An adventurous pilgrimage to snow-capped Hemkund Sahib
ISTING the snow-clad peaks is a good idea. If it also means a pilgrimage and an adventure, it is great, right? Especially so when the winter sports are gaining popularity in the country and several hill resorts are gearing up to welcome tourists even during cold season. Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara in the Garhwal Himalayas in Chamoli district of Uttaranchal is such a place, inviting one to experience both, serenity and adventure.

Morning darshan of animal slaughter!
New Delhi, December 29
How would one feel if there were a big fish and meat market just outside one’s house? The sight of butchering animals in front of one’s eyes in the morning? Well, residents of Pushpa Vihar have been living with such a market for over a decade now

Simians, the scourge of Sonepat
Sonepat, December 29
The residents of various colonies including Sectors 14 and 15, Indira Colony, Model Town, New Colony and Mohalla Kot are simply terror-struck. The reason? Monkeys have played havoc with their lives.

A year of swindles
Faridabad, December 29
The year 2001 has been a busy year for the police in Faridabad, if the number of police cases is any indication. Over a dozen prominent cases, involving swindling of several crore of rupees, were booked by the police in Faridabad.

A ‘snatching’ year
Rohtak, December 29
The district witnessed an alarming rise of incidents like snatching purses and chains in the year 2001. According to police sources, 27 such cases were registered only in the town and the police have traced just 5 cases during the period. On an average more than two chains/purses were snatched every month.


A family preparing food in the cold and foggy morning at Rohtak on Saturday.

Passengers waiting at Rohtak station for trains, which were delayed due to thick fog on Saturday. (Agencies)

City plunged into darkness
Sonepat, December 29
The entire city of Sonepat remained in darkness between 9 pm and 10 pm last night and again between 5.15 am and 6.55 am today as the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam switched off power supply. The long spell of power cuts not only paralysed normal life of the people but also adversely affected the business and industrial activities in the region.

Worsening ecology in Gurgaon worries NGO
Gurgaon, December 29
Intellectuals and NGOs here are displeased with the district administration for its alleged failure in checking the deterioration of the environment in the city.

Celebrities frequent this health club
HE Hauz Khas village-based Power House Health Club is the only health centre in Delhi where persons from different walks of life are regular visitors. Model-turned-actor Rahul Dev, models Mukul Dev and Preeti Mankotia, music composer Jawahar Wattal, TV personality Vipin Handa are a few famous persons who frequent this centre. 

Woman and girl abducted in Faridabad
Two cases of abduction of women have been registered by the police in the district. The police have arrested a youth, Pratap, from Ballabgarh town for allegedly abducting a married woman. Malkhan of Aligarh, now living in Ballabgarh, had alleged that Pratap had abducted his wife. Pratap had been living with her at his house in Naval colony.


Durga Market robbery case solved, 3 held
New Delhi, December 29
With the arrest of three persons, the East district police today claimed to have worked out a robbery case of Durga Market at Khichripur, in which the robbers had broken open eight shops and injured the chowkidar, Mangi Lal, before decamping with the booty.

Kidnapped by son-in-law
Faridabad, December 29
A resident of Trikha colony of Ballabgarh town here has allegedly been abducted by his own son-in-law with a view to grabbing his landed property. This has been stated in a complaint filed by a woman identified as Mrs Anju, wife of Mr Kunwar Bhan, to the police.


Bank's new branch opened
New Delhi, December 29
The Indusland Bank Limited today opened its 4th branch in NCR at Preet Vihar, which was inaugurated by the chairman of the bank, Mr Arjun Asrani. Other three branches are at Nehru Place, Connaught Place and Gurgaon.


Drink that doesn’t freeze at minus 22°C
HE Leh-based Field Research Laboratory of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed Multivit, a beverage for the armed forces personnel posted at very high altitude.
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Tarun Sangha rally to hold Goans
New Delhi, December 29
Tarun Sangha came from behind to hold Nestor Goans Sports Club 1-1 in a Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital today.

Saroya, Leena adjudged best athletes

New Delhi, December 29
J.P. Saroya of Punjab Zone and Leena of Western Zone were adjudged the best athletes in the 19th All-India Punjab National Bank Inter-Zone Sports Meet at Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital today. Saroya had won gold medals in the 800, 1500, 5000 and 10,000 metres and silver in 400m hurdles to emerge as a versatile athlete. Leena claimed golds in 100, 200 and 400 metres and shot put.

Winners of the Punjab National Bank sports meet.

Tarun Gupta slams unbeaten century
New Delhi, December 29
Tarun Gupta slammed a stroke-filled unbeaten 139 runs and claimed four wickets for 60 runs to star in Gurcharan XI’s victory over Pradeep XI in a three-day match organised by the Dronacharya Cricket Foundation at the Yamuna Sports Complex in the Capital today.

Set Max to telecast Castrol Awards
New Delhi, December 29
A special programme on the Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence 2000-2001 ceremony, held in Bangalore on December 17, will be telecast on Set Max channel on Sunday, December 30, at 8.30 pm.The programme will be repeated on Saturday, January 12, at 8.30 pm.

Bright Club beat Sonnet
New Delhi, December 29
A fine unbeaten 43 (4x4, 1x6) by Haryana Ranji player Parinder Sharma and deadly bowling by medium-pacer Narender Kumar (3/38) helped Bright Club, Bhiwani, beat Sonnet Club, Delhi, by seven wickets to enter the semi-final of the second Friends Cricket Tournament at Dharuhera, near Rewari, today. 

DPS meet held
Gurgaon, December 29
An Inter-DPS Athletic Meet was organised in Delhi Public School in which students of three schools of DPS at Nuh, Tauru and Firozpur Jhirka participated.


Govt to build flats for industrial workers at Bawana
New Delhi, December 29
The Government of NCT of Delhi has earmarked 20 acres of land in Bawana village for constructing dwelling units for the industrial workers of Bawana Industrial Estate. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit made this announcement on the occasion of handing over physical possession of over 3,000 industrial plots to the allottees today.


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