Wednesday, January 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Police chief presses Centre for more men
New Delhi, January 8
Senior Delhi Police officers have reiterated their demand for reinforcing the existing strength of the force in order to deal effectively with the changing security scenario and, at the same time, to provide adequate policing to the residents of the Capital.

MLAs, councillors caught in one-upmanship
New Delhi, January 8
With the elections to the Delhi Municipal Corporation barely a month away, the perennial differences between the councillors and the area MLAs have become sharper in their attempt to take credit for development work done in their respective areas. 

HC halts the EC merry-go-round
New Delhi, January 8
Staying the ‘musical chair’ being played out in the Delhi State Election Commission, the High Court on Tuesday refused to vacate the status quo order in the matter of removal of Election Commissioner S Malaichamy. The court also refused to dismiss Mr Malaichamy’s (the petitioner’s) plea as had been sought by the respondent during the hearing.


Raring to measure swords.— Tribune Photo 

Amorous ties end in murder
New Delhi, January 8
In a tragic incident, Maya (38), along with her friend, Satpal, was stabbed by two men at her house this afternoon at MMTC Colony in Malviya Nagar. While Satpal died on the spot, Maya, with injuries in stomach, legs and fingers, was rushed to AIIMS. She is reported to be out danger.

Drop in at Surajkund for a taste of Sikkim
New Delhi, January 8
Come February and all roads will lead to Surajkund where the 16th Surajkund Crafts Mela is unfolding its magic. Continuing its unique tradition of hosting a theme state each year, the 28 acres of the picturesque mela grounds will be dotted with images of Sikkim in all its myriad manifestations.

Gangster Tyagi, sharpshooter arrested 
Ghaziabad, January 8
Sharad Tyagi, western Uttar Pradesh’s dreaded gangster, wanted in many sensational crimes in Ghaziabad, Meerut, and carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head, was arrested along with his sharpshooter, Viney Tyagi, by Bulandshahar police last night.


The new security measures in North Block have not taken into account the monkey menace that exists in the area.

Chattisgarh power to warm Delhi in winter
New Delhi, January 8
To overcome the acute power crisis in the Capital and curtail the recurrent load shedding, the Government of NCT of Delhi will be for the first time during winter months buying power from donor states. Official sources said the decision was taken after Punjab backed out citing “defence constraints” from supplying 100 MW of power to Delhi.

Liquor vendors’ box of contention 
New Delhi, January 8
Have you ever wondered why your wine shop owner is reluctant to pack your favourite brand in the cardboard box, so neatly lined up in his storeroom.

Rs 65.30 lakh given under Govt-at-doorstep scheme
Sonepat, January 8
Under the much-hyped programme ‘Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar’ launched by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, the Chairman of HAFED and an INLD MLA, Mr Suraj Mal Antil, distributed cheques of Rs 65.30 lakh among the sarpanches for the development works in 10 villages.

Women stage rally for BPL ration cards, names in voters’ list
Sonepat, January 8
A large number of women hailing from Pio Munyari and its surrounding villages held a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here yesterday to press their demands.
  • chlorinated water
  • No power
  • Quiz Contest
  • Arhtiyas Vs trader
  • Hit by train
  • workers’ strike
  • Man shot at Jhajjar
  • Wrestling Champ
  • Youth shot dead
  • Aid to handicapped

Dilli Haat now serving folk festival on a platter
New Delhi, January 8
Dilli Haat is one address in the Capital that spells good times for those who love to eat and shop. Currently, it is wooing those with, not just stomachs for food and pockets to shop, an ear for music as well.

Farmers hold dharna against  official apathy
Ghaziabad, January 8
Representatives of the Rashtriya Parivartana Dal demonstrated in front of the District Collector’s Office and sat on a dharna. They were protesting against the district administration’s apathy to the farmers’ problems.

Rs 86 lakh allotted for Hodal roads
Faridabad, January 8
The State government has sanctioned Rs 86.49 lakh for the construction and repair of roads under the jurisdiction of the Market Committee of the Hodal subdivision in the district.


Cheat falls in police net after duping many 
New Delhi, January 8
The anti-robbery section of the Crime Branch arrested an alleged fraud, Yogesh Choudhary, who cheated lakhs of rupees from businessmen in the Capital. He was also allegedly involved in forgery cases.

  • Three robbers held
  • Jail term for two
  • Woman crushed to death
SI ignores CO’s calls, booked 
Ghaziabad, January 8
An FIR has been lodged at the Sihani Gate police station here against a Sub Inspector in charge of a police post in Ghaziabad for having absented himself from an inquiry into a land dispute.


4 hostels to be set up for SC/ST students 
New Delhi, January 8
The Government of NCT of Delhi today announced the setting up of four hostels for SC/ST students enrolled in government-run schools in the Capital. Also, the Delhi SC/ST Welfare Corporation would launch a scheme whereby Rs 10,000 would be given in two instalments to slum dwellers towards construction of houses in the areas designated by the government.

New library for CRA College
Sonepat, January 8
The Commissioner of Rohtak division, Mrs Anita Chaudhary, laid the foundation stone of a Rs 18-lakh library building on the CRA College campus here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, she said that the library building would be completed within three months.

Students giving up studies for want of teachers
Faridabad, January 8
The Government Girls Senior Secondary School, at Pali village in the district, has failed to fulfil the hopes of the rural students who want to go in for plus two education here.



Miss Lashkara eyes a glittering screen career 
er confession is candid. “Engineering just happened to me. I’ve always wanted to be a model.” Unlike a whole bunch of them, who are ‘discovered’ to step into the high heels, Suneet Batra has always had her eyes set on the ramp and is ready to strike a pose. “My parents were totally against it. They didn’t want me to model or act,” says the girl, who now wears the crown of Miss Lashkara. However, as luck would have it. “I fell critically ill. 

Suneet Batra’s beauty is more than skin deep.

Suneet Batra

Tempting trousseaux for that special evening
One of the many things that makes a wedding memorable is the trousseau. It takes months for the brides to prepare their wardrobe, with plenty of bridal clothes available in the market. The exercise is, by no means, a piece of cake. But for those who design these clothes, things are not as simple as they seem. Right from designing to selling and meeting the deadlines, it is a hard task.

Preeti Meshram Kapoor: A designer par excellence.

Preeti Meshram Kapoor

Gadar stars to be honoured
industan Art and Cultural Society has decided to honour the artistes of the much-talked about movie of the year, Gadar.

Bachelor of Arts
he Bachelor of Arts, immortalised by the book of the same name, penned by R.K. Narayan, has found appreciation in the movie, ‘Naya Zamaana’, albeit with a difference.


Mughals, Nationals split points  in DSA League
New Delhi, January 8
Former champions Mughals Club held defending champions Indian Nationals to a goalless draw to share points in a Group B league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.

Haryana girls crush G V Raja School in hockey
New Delhi, January 8
SGNP Girls Senior Secondary School, Shahabad Markanda (Haryana) trounced Goda Varma Raja Sports School, Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala) by ten goals to nil to enter the semi-final of the eighth Nehru-NDMC Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.

Ramit Gill stars in Mount Fort's victory
New Delhi, January 8
A match-winning all-round performance by Ramit Gill (25, 3x4; 2/9) powered Mount Fort A to a 133 runs victory against Jaspal Public School, and into the final of the seventh Bro. Ambrose Cricket Tournament, organised by Mount Fort School, Ashok Vihar, in the Capital.

Aditya, Vivek make it for Frank Anthony
New Delhi, January 8
A solid knock of 65 off 86 balls with eight boundaries and a fine all-round performance by Vivek Verma (23 runs and 3/44) enabled Frank Anthony Public School beat Gyan Bharti School by 22 runs in a league match of the Roshanara-Pepsi Cup (Under-13) Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara ground in the Capital.

  • Nahar Singh Vir Singh Cricket


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