Monday, February 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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UP readies for polls
Shoot-at-sight orders in Gautam Budh Nagar
Gautam Budh Nagar has almost finalised the arrangements for conducting a peaceful and fair poll to the assembly on February 14. Presiding and polling officers have all been trained in the use of electronic voting machines.

Make mischief at
your peril,
warns DM
The District Magistrate (DM), Ghaziabad, Mr Debasish Panda, has warned that those who create trouble or indulge in any illegal activity on the polling day should do it at their own peril.

Pelicans fishing in calm waters at the Delhi Zoo on Sunday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Delhiites in for another day of traffic chaos
New Delhi, February 3
Even as the Delhi Government today asserted that it would not be deterred by the threatened one-day strike by taxi and autorickshaw operators scheduled for tomorrow and would go ahead with its drive to ensure conversion of mechanical meters into electronic ones, Delhiites are in for another day of transportation chaos.

HC order on fee may put schools in dock
New Delhi, February 3
In a significant order which could open the floodgates of cases against schools, the Delhi High Court has ruled that the Fee Anomaly Committee has the power to consider individual complaints about the fees being charged by the recognised unaided private schools.

This hospital has to set its house in order
Gurgaon, February 3
Dr Satbir Singh Sangwan, a veterinary surgeon, posted as incharge of NIS Pulorum, Gurgaon, is concerned about the safety of his life because of the alleged intrigues by his colleagues.

Gurgaon disaster management plan lists priorities
Gurgaon, February 3
All four districts – Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rewari and Mahendragarh – of the Gurgaon division are prone to road, rail and air accidents as they are surrounded by a large network of roads, rail tracks and aircraft flying zones, mentions the Disaster Management Plan (DMP), prepared by the Office of Division Commissioner.

Pre-natal tests go on despite campaign
Faridabad, February 3
A team of senior officials of the Union Health Ministry visited the town here yesterday to supervise the work being done to check female foeticide under the provisions of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act, 1996. 


Blue mags selling in the vicinity of PVR complexes 
New Delhi, February 3
Don’t be surprised if you are standing at one of the bookstalls at the PVR complex in Saket or at Priya’s in Vasant Vihar and the bookseller walks right up to you and whispers in your ear, “Do you want pornographic magazines?” 

Petcoke, an alternative fuel for cement plants
Faridabad, February 3
Petcoke, a byproduct obtained during refining of heavy crude oil, is a promising alternative fuel for cement manufacture plants. This aspect was highlighted in the one-day international workshop on ‘Petcoke – experiences and issues’, organised by the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB) and the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) recently.

More towns of Rohtak circle in I-T net
Rohtak, February 3
Mr Ashok Kumar Aneja, Commissioner, Rohtak Income Tax circle, has said that the people of 17 new towns have been brought into the income tax limit under 1/6 scheme.
  • Funds released
  • Medical camp
  • Infant found
  • UP Campaign
  • Power thefts
  • Pumps raided


Mystery shrouds labourer’s death 
New Delhi, February 3
A 25-year-old labourer, Mohammad Motoo, a resident of Raghubir Nagar, was found grievously injured in his residence last evening. He was taken to DDU Hospital by his friends where he was declared brought dead. He had head injuries. A case of murder has been registered.
  • Commits suicide
  • Acid thrown


Safe and energy-saving heat radiators introduced
edders Lloyd has launched an oil-filled heat radiator, Lloyd Cozy. The house of Lloyd, a well-known name in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry, claims that the new product is safe and energy saving. Unexposed coils or filaments and unique heating system make it safe, while uniform heat radiation from the fins saves energy.
  • Comfort mattresses
  • Pens, black and white
  • Mobile launched
  • Cartoon blankets
  • Utsav of flavours
  • Electric chimney
  • Baby powder


Manav Sthali horse show wins hands down
There was no cracking whip, just an urging ‘up’ and an occasional pat and the black beauty soared into the winds. No these lines are not from The Black Beauty, but an eyewitness account. The grounds of Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj, resounded with neighs and the clattering of the hooves as it played host to a Horse Show on February 2.
A young rider jumps across hurdles at the third level in the horse show, organised at Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj.
  • Quiz competition
  • Ryan International
  • Sangeet Niketan
  • Mashaal
  • For bibliophiles


Court restrains JNU on appointments 
New Delhi, February 3
Once the Left bastion, Jawaharlal Nehru University is under attack from eight physically challenged part- time employees, who have been working there for a period of five to 11 years. They have moved the court seeking regularisation of service and the Delhi High Court has restrained the University from making any appointment to class III and IV posts till the University replies to the petition.


Quacks pulling a fast one on hapless patients
Sonepat, February 3
Quacks are ruling the roost in the city and other parts of the district, exploiting gullible patients looking for a cure for various diseases. According to informed sources, the quacks, posing as “sex experts”, have put up impressive hoardings at the bus stand and the railway station. 

L-G moots health insurance for poor
New Delhi, February 3
Health insurance to poor by entering into a partnership with the private sector should be considered by Delhi Government said the Lt Governor Vijai Kapoor here today.

Free eye camp held
New Delhi, February 3
A free eye care camp, including testing and cataract operations, was organized by Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission in collaboration with Shroff’s Hospital, Daryaganj. This was held at the inauguration of the `11th International Conference on Human Integration’, held in memory of Sant Kirpal Singh ji Maharaj, at Kirpal Bagh, near Nanak Piao on Feb 3.


City Club sink Navy in Durand Cup Tournament
New Delhi, February 3
City Club kept alive the hopes of Delhi when they drowned Indian Navy with a comprehensive 3-0 victory in a pre-quarter-final match of the Durand Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

Indian Oil roll into hockey semi-finals
New Delhi, February 3
Indian Oil edged past Delhi XI 4-3 to sail into the semi-final of the fourth Chhatrapati Shivaji All-India Hockey Tournament for the Dhyan Chand Cup at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

Indian boxers steal limelight in YMCA meet
New Delhi, February 3
Twelve Indian boxers put themselves in line for medals when they scored convincing victories in the semi-final bouts of the seventh New Delhi YMCA Junior International Boxing Championship at the New Delhi YMCA ring, Jai Singh Road.


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