Wednesday, February 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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MCD axe hovering over jittery traders
New Delhi, February 5
Thousands of jittery residents of Lajpat Nagar are running from pillar to post to prevent the scheduled demolition of illegal encroachments by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

CM’s Education Inc runs into roadblock
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi education minister’s “concept” of bringing certain government-run educational institutions under the managerial control of public schools has pitted the chief minister against the legislators and split the party into liberals and conservatives. 

With spring in the air and the Valentine’s Day round the corner, couples are coming out of the closet and can be spotted in the Capital’s parks. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


This monster is not going to get extinct so soon 
New Delhi, February 5
Responding to the ‘Say No to Plastic Bag’ campaign, students drawn from 190 schools in the Capital have collected 5,000 kgs of plastic bags in a fortnight. The manufacture, sale and use of recycled plastic bags for storing, carrying and packing of food are banned in Delhi under the Delhi Plastic (Manufacture, Sale and Usage) and Non-biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 2000.
The students of Maharaja Agrasen Public School, Pitampura, made this dinosaur from the collected plastic bags.

Will someone put Jhajjar on the rail map?
Jhajjar, February 5
The long-standing demand of the residents of Jhajjar for laying down a railway line touching this town has evoked a lukewarm response from the powers that be. Despite hectic lobbying, they have failed to get an assurance from the Union government in this regard.

HC notices to CBSE, NCERT on deletions
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the NCERT and the CBSE on the deletion of controversial references to certain religions. These deletions were made from the history text meant for the secondary classes after widespread protests in the past year by numerous religious bodies demanding that scissors be wielded across those portions that hurt religious sentiments.

SP activist shot dead in Ghaziabad 
Ghaziabad, February 5
Ghaziabad seems to have opened its account of poll-related violence with the killing of a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, who was shot dead when a rival group attacked his party on Monday morning.


MCD faces flak for lack of development
New Delhi, February 5
Residents of several unauthorised colonies are up in arms against the BJP-led Municipal Corporation when it came to their notice that the corporation had sanctioned Rs 19 crore for development of colonies located in South and South-West districts but colonies located in South and North-East districts had been excluded.

Faridabad municipal bodies fail people
Faridabad, February 5
Most of the municipal bodies have not lived up to the expectations of the public and failed to pass muster mainly because of lack of infrastructure, shortage of staff and proper equipment.

From boardroom to the podium
When the invitation said that the Bharat Ram brothers would perform to raise funds for the cancer patients, it took a while to sink in. Boardroom giants, whose lingua franca is a mish-mash of the financial and the commercial, singing the notes of music is a beat less heard of.

Vinay Bharat Ram playing sitar for a philanthropic cause.
Vinay Bharat Ram playing sitar for a philanthropic cause.
  • Payal’s wear
  • Back to future
  • A Swedish katha


A folk artiste at the inauguration of the Himachal Pradesh Year in the Capital. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rs 9.46 crore budget for Rohtak council
Rohtak, February 5
The annual budget of the Rohtak Municipal Council for the coming financial year has been estimated at Rs 9.46 crore, an increase of Rs 1.07 lakh over the current year’s budget allocations.

Two ‘salesmen’ decamp with jewellery
Faridabad, February 5
Two youths, posing as salesmen of a ‘cleaning’ powder, decamped with jewellery worth Rs 25,000 of two women residents of Chawla Colony of Ballabgarh town yesterday.
  • Youth robbed
  • 3 vehicles stolen
  • Child scheme
  • Pensions distributed
  • No house tax
  • Power bills
  • Youths hurt
  • Janta darbar
  • Traffic held up
  • CITU rally
  • Balmiki Sabha


Wife, paramour held for truck driver’s murder
New Delhi, February 5
The North-West district police arrested three persons who were allegedly involved in the murder of a truck driver, Raghubir Singh. The arrested include the wife of the deceased and her paramour.

  • Youths stab man
  • Boy rapes cousin
  • Woman commits suicide
  • Stabbed by friend

Tailor takes to drug-peddling due to penury
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi Police Narcotics Cell has apprehended Ubesh Ansari (24) alias Raju and seized heroin worth Rs 1 crore. The accused, a tailor by profession, got lured into the trade to make a fast buck and support his family.

Two hardcore criminals nabbed after encounter
Noida, February 5
The Noida police nabbed two of the five criminals, who were planning a dacoity in a jewellery factory, after an encounter. Their three accomplices, however, succeeded in giving the police a slip.

Armed men loot Rs 53,000 from traders
Noida, February 5
While the entire police force of Noida was deployed in the arrangements for Union Home Minister L K Advani’s visit here yesterday, armed miscreants looted Rs 53,000 from two shopkeepers in a broad daylight.


Rewari’s brassware industry struggling to take off
Rewari, February 5
The traditional brassware industry of Rewari has been facing heavy odds, thanks to the government apathy as well as problems pertaining to marketing and supply of subsidised raw material.


Tuition bureaux selling dreams to gullible students
Sonepat, February 5
A fierce competition for jobs has sparked off a fad to seek private tutors that the parents feel will give their child an edge over the rest. And there are any number of tutors available through several bureaux which operate either from the private houses or rented places in the various localities of the city and elsewhere.


Haryana embark on talent hunt in boxing
New Delhi, February 5
The Haryana State Boxing Association will soon embark on a massive talent hunt all over the state to pick 50 boys for specialised training in a bid to make them champion material in the next four years.

Sports Briefs...
Anand Mishra bowls Rly Officers to victory
New Delhi, February 5
A deadly bowling spell of 4 for 21 by Anand Mishra helped Railway Officers’ Cricket Association beat hosts Teri (Tata Energy Research Institute) by six wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament organised by Teri at the Teri Oval, Gurgaon. Teri won the toss and opted to bat.
  • Raddison beat Hyatt  in cricket
  • Shobit stars in Sonnet’s victory
  • Bodybuilding  Championship
  • Umpires Committee Meeting


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