Saturday, January 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Sikh census will paint social canvas
New Delhi, January 25
The Sikh census being undertaken in the Capital would provide rich sociological data of the Tilak Nagar area, and subsequently benefit market analysts and social researchers, apart from countering the Census 2001 official figures.

MCF freezes all projects as its funds dry up
Faridabad, January 25
The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad is facing a severe financial crisis. Result: It has decided to stop work on all developmental projects for the time being. Also, the process of formalising new proposals, preparing estimates and floating of tenders has been shelved.

CBI swoops down on illegal mines
Faridabad, January 25
A team of senior officials of the CBI today visited several mining areas here and interrogated some officials in connection with a probe into the allegations of illegal mining by some influential persons in the region, including a Haryana minister.


Schoolchildren with the Tricolour on the eve of the Republic Day at the Chattarsal Stadium in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sharpshooters take positions at vantage points in city
New Delhi, January 25
A virtual security blanket has been thrown over the nine-km stretch of the Republic Day parade, from Rajpath to the historic Red Fort, with the entire area sanitized for explosives and improvised explosive devices on the eve of the annual event.

16-yr-old strangles cousin over trivia
New Delhi, January 25
In a bizarre incident, a 16-year-old boy strangulated his 12-year-old cousin sister over a trivial matter in Patel Nagar area of West district. The accused has been arrested. Since he is a minor, he has been detained a juvenile court.


Pick of the day: A painting from the collection of Sunil Das, exhibited at Gallery Sanskriti 

Child labour issue bogged down in wranglings over law 
Sonepat, January 25
Exploitation of children in factories, hotels, dhabas and restaurants continues as the efforts of the state government for eradication of child labour have been caught in wrangling over the existing labour laws in Haryana.

Will SYL canal bring respite to south Haryana?
Jhajjar, January 25
Amid contrasting emotions of joy and gloom on the Supreme Court’s judgement on the sharing of Ravi-Beas river waters, the people of South Haryana, who are reeling under an unprecedented power crisis, apart from the perennial problem of water scarcity, are sceptical whether they are going to get their due share of water with the completion of the Satluj-Yamuna link canal.

Sex workers protest against the on-going raids in the red light area of G.B.Road at a press conference organised by Shakti Vahini in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

Do Teachers Slog More?
MR S.C. Taneja, an official working in one of the offices of Maharashi Dayanand University, Rohtak, has asked the teaching community through me: “How many hours do they teach in colleges” (NCR Tribune dated Jan 12, 2002), as he is writing a book on this subject.

Medals for sixteen police officers
New Delhi, January 25
Sixteen officers of the Delhi Police were awarded the Police Medal on the eve of Republic Day. While Mr Shyam Singh Verma, Asst. Commissioner of Police was awarded President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services, other 15 officers were awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Services.

Rs 2 lakh demanded as extortion money from shopkeeper
Sonepat, January 25
Panic prevailed when four car-borne armed miscreants arrived at a cable shop on the Old DC Road here yesterday and demanded Rs 2 lakh as extortion money from its owner. According to a report, the miscreants also threatened him with dire consequences if he failed to hand over this money to them.
  • Gang busted
  • Body recovered


Dacoits barge into DD officer’s house
Ghaziabad, January 25
Six armed criminals barged into the residence of Mr Verinder Gupta, a Doordarshan employee, last night and decamped with Rs. 35,000 in cash and valuables worth Rs two lakhs, including jewellery worth Rs. 1.50 lakh.


State-of-the-art sports centre for northern region
Sonepat, January 25
The Union Secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs, Mr S S Sharma, laid the foundation stone of the northern region sports centre, named after Chaudhary Devi Lal, former Deputy Prime Minister at Chauhan Joshi village about 13 km from here yesterday.

Jamia lift Zakir Husain Trophy
New Delhi, January 25
Jamia Millia Islmia annexed thee glittering Zakir Husain Trophy for the first time when they defeated hosts Zakir Husain College via tie-breaker 4-3 in the final of the 15th Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

Uma honours Sita Gussain
New Delhi, January 25
Ace woman hockey player Sita Gussain was honoured by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti in the Capital on Friday. Sita Gussain, who was attending the Women’s National Hockey Camp in Patiala, came to Delhi to receive the cash award of Rs 5,000 instituted by the Castrol Hockey Year Book.


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