Sunday, February 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Will marketing whiz-kid’s arrow be off the mark again?
New Delhi, February 2
First, it was Divali. Then, it was the winter festival, culminating in the New Year celebrations. And now, it appears, the focus has shifted to Valentine’s Day.

Anything for love
Strange are the ways of heart. A married man from Etah, Sukhbir, living in Chhalera village in Noida, fell in love with a young girl in the neighbourhood. When her family members objected to his amorous designs, he agreed to leave Noida and went back to his hometown, Etah.

Watch us stand tall! Young riders display their skills on horsebacks in Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj, on Saturday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Gurgaon takes lead in disaster management
Gurgaon, February 2
The Gurgaon division has drafted a Disaster Management Plan with emphasis on pre-disaster and post-disaster management, covering five kinds of contingencies: fire, earthquakes, accidents, industrial mishaps and epidemics.

Gurgaon division is taking steps to ensure that disasters like fires don’t catch it napping.

Student tele-counsellors at your beck and call
New Delhi, February 2
To help dispel anxiety and to motivate children facing stress prior to their examination, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been running helpline services. 

Ahirwal, nursery of soldiers, simmers in anger 
Rewari, February 2
The south-west of Haryana, which comprises Rewari and Mahendragarh districts and parts of Gurgaon and Rohtak districts, is dominated by Ahirs. It is popularly known as Ahirwal or Ahir land.

How about Mahabharat in Persian
New Delhi, February 2
Delhi’s oldest library, Hardayal Public Library, which was known as the library of Whites before Partition, now boasts of a collection of hundreds of rare books. Among the rare books preserved with tender care in this Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run library are a copy of the holy Quran handwritten by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb.

Where milk is cheaper than mineral water 
Faridabad, February 2
Milk sells cheaper than drinking water in some villages of Faridabad district. Hard to believe, but it is true that milk is sold at about half the rate mineral water is sold in most parts of Mewat region, considered one of the most backward area of the State.


Relive the Rajputana past in Alwar’s forts and ruins
Two hours drive from Delhi is a whole new world – it is the citadel of the Rajputana heritage. Alwar district in Rajasthan, with its lush green trees and the Aravalli mountain range, provides a welcome relief to tourists — from the hustle and bustle of city life to the cool comfort of the countryside.
Bala Quila which is located at a height of 1000 feet above sea level.

Tyagis recount criminal pastimes with pride
Ghaziabad, February 2
“I was a BA student and Viney was my classmate in 1989. Our entry into the world of crime was made with the murder of a college peon. It was due to the rivalry between two student groups. This triggered a chain of murders. We killed no fewer than eight persons, one after the other, taking care not to cross the path of the police all this time.”

Sonepat main hub of smuggled liquor
Sonepat, February 2
Smuggling of liquor has been on the rise in the city and other parts of the district for the past few months, thanks to the “failure” of Excise Department authorities. Representatives of various political parties, social and voluntary organisations today urged the state government to order a high-level probe into the complaints about the smuggling of liquor and to transfer officials of the Excise Department who are said to be involved in the racket.

The true martyr seeks no reward
ertrand Russell once defined patriotism as the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. One tends to have a similar view of martyrdom seeing the way youngsters are willing today to cast away their lives for trivial and bizarre causes, or commit suicide accomplishing nothing but destruction of more lives in the process.

Body of Delhi policeman found 
Jhajjar February 2
The Bahadurgarh police found a body of a Delhi police man on the outskirts of Asaudha village of the district yesterday. A district police spokesman said here today that the deceased was identified as Om Prakash of Ismaila village. 
  • Bribe demanded
  • Youth arrested Rohtak
  • Robbed
  • Rs 90,000 looted
Traffic flow at roundabouts to be streamlined
New Delhi, February 2
In order to streamline the burgeoning traffic in the city, the city traffic police have now decided to fine those motorists who do not stop at the roundabouts. The move that is likely to come into existence from Monday, will penalize all those who try to sneak in and manage to speed up on the roundabouts.

Duo on 15-year world bicycle tour
Rohtak, February 2
Amidst the worldwide tension due to terrorism, two youths of Etawah district in Uttar Pradesh are on a 15-year tour on bicycles to spread the message of peace and harmony throughout the world. This daring expedition started on October 2 last year from Etawah and would conclude in 2016 in the USA.

DSGMC employee retires
New Delhi, February 2
Mr Ajit Singh, general manager of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee office, has retired after serving for 31 years. Colleagues and members of the committee gave him a warm send off.


Student crushed by DTC bus 
New Delhi, February 2
A class IX student of Government Senior Secondary School, Srinivaspuri in South Delhi was crushed to death by an Under DTC bus in Maharani Bagh this afternoon. The victim was identified as Ghanshyam, resident of New Railway Colony in Hari Nagar Ashram.

  • Murdered

  • Three arrested


MoU with Germany on energy sharing 
New Delhi, February 2
The Government of NCT of Delhi and the Federal State of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for exploring opportunities of economic co-operation and technology sharing for environment-friendly solutions for sustainable use of energy.


Terry Fox run to raise funds for cancer research
he weekend begins on a rather racy note at the Canadian High Commission where flying Sikh Milkha Singh is scheduled to flag off the annual Terry Fox run. It will be held on Monday. The non-competitive event and largest single-day fund-raiser for cancer research in the world is held every year in memory of Terry Fox, a courageous young man who died of cancer in 1981.


Abhinav shoots gold, silver for Anjali
New Delhi, February 2
Abhinav Bindra shot a gold and Anjali Vedpathak clinched a silver in the second leg of the European Tour, in which the Indian shooters did remarkably well, claiming four gold, two silver and 2 bronze medals in the Baltic Cup 2002 at Inarhos, Denmark.

Ghei upsets Mundy to corner golf title
New Delhi, February 2
Gaurav Ghei made a superb back nine charge to wrap up his season’s first win at the Rs 10 lakh Telegraph Open Golf Championship. Ghei’s final round score of three-under 69 handed him a tournament tally of three-under 285 and the winner’s cheque of Rs 1,62,000.

BSF, Army XI post big wins
New Delhi, February 2
Border Security Force (BSF) trounced Indian Navy 4-0 while Army XI toyed with Tarun Sangha of Delhi 6-0 in the qualifying matches of the 114th edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.

The players of Army XI and Tarun Sangha in action in the Durand Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Aditya, Ashish star for Frank Anthony
New Delhi, February 2
A fine all-round performance by Aditya Saini (2 for 12 and 65, 6x4, 103b) and equally good off-spin bowling by Ashish Maheshwari enabled Frank Antony Public School beat Modern School by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the Roshanara Pepsi Cup (Under-13) Junior Cricket Tournament. Frank Anthony had won the toss and put Modern in.

  • Sumit Gupta lifts ITF Junior Tennis title


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