Friday, February 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Lajpat Nagar residents simmer in anger
New Delhi, February 7
Tension was palpable in the Lajpat Nagar area of South Delhi today, the scene of Thursday’s demolition drive, as agitated residents sifted through the rubble to retrieve some of their belongings which they could not remove yesterday.
Residents rummage through the debris in search of their possessions. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

War widows sent on a merry-go-round
Gurgaon, February 7
The Haryana Government has been lukewarm towards widows of soldiers who are allotted petrol pumps by the Central Government. It has thereby undermined the Centre’s stated policy to make the widows economically independent and enable them to lead a dignified life.


Cops in mufti fire at mob in ‘self-defence’
New Delhi, February 7
A seven-member team of the special staff of the South District police today fired several rounds in the air from their service revolvers to scare away a mob which had gheraoed them inside an East Delhi cloth shop, mistaking them for armed robbers.

Artisans take back seat at Surajkund
Faridabad, February 7
The concept behind the mela, which is on at Surajkund, seems to be getting diluted. The commercial aspect seems to be taking precedence with each passing year, as the fair wins international acclaim.


Maken calls Khurana’s bluff on DVB
New Delhi, February 7
Joining issue with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana on the issue of the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) privatisation, Power Minister Ajay Maken today acknowledged the sorry state of affairs of the utility but contended that the privatisation of the board’s distribution network was being done in the most transparent manner.

‘DSGMC funds being diverted for Punjab poll campaign’
New Delhi, February 7
Members of the National Akali Dal today demonstrated in the Capital to protest against the alleged misuse of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee funds for Punjab elections.

FMD claims 15 heads of cattle
Rohtak, February 7
More than 15 heads of cattle have died due to the foot and mouth disease at Dattaur village in Sampla block during the last week. Villagers said the disease spread last week and the veterinary hospital did not have any doctors.
  • Three hurt in mishap
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Plastic godown gutted in Hindon Vihar
Ghaziabad, February 7
A plastic godown in Gali No 2 in Hindon Vihar under Sihani Gate police station was gutted in a fire last evening. This is the second fire in a week in the colony. Last week, two workers died in a fire in a plastic factory in a residential area.

Rail link to connect Noida with Mumbai mooted
New Delhi, February 7
The Indian Railways is conducting a feasibility study for linking Noida and Greater Noida with Mumbai and Kolkata, the two prime rail routes, said Mr S. N. Shukla, Industrial Development Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Industries, Uttar Pradesh Government, here today.


Young artists steal the show in exhibition
here is no dearth of talented artists in contemporary India. This was amply demonstrated at an exhibition of 84 contemporary artists, both famed and obscure, at Art Alive Gallery in New Delhi (On display till February 20).


Joshi calls for integration of Indian, western medicines
New Delhi, February 7
The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, today called upon practitioners of Indian systems of medicine to improve and develop the systems so that it could be integrated into the western system of medicine.


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