Sunday, February 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Residents salvage dreams from debris
Uneasy calm in Lajpat Nagar, Amar Colony as children take to streets
New Delhi, February 9
An uneasy calm prevailed in Lajpat Nagar–IV and Amar Colony areas of South Delhi even as members of the affected families took out processions on Saturday to register their protest against “unwarranted demolitions”.
Children of the affected families protesting in Lajpat Nagar
Children of the affected families protesting in Lajpat Nagar against the demolitions carried out by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, following the directive of the Supreme Court. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Congress to expose BJP ‘farce’
New Delhi, February 9
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of double-speak, the Congress on Saturday said old houses should not be demolished and that the regularisation of unauthorised colonies could be done only on the basis of the 1976-77 policy adopted by the late prime minister Indira Gandhi.


Sceptics, Faridabad has the best law and order record 
Faridabad, February 9
Believe it or not, Faridabad district had the best record in crime control in 2001. In a report prepared by the office of the DGP, Haryana, and subsequently discussed at meeting in Madhuban recently, it was revealed that Faridabad had secured 50 out of 75 points for controlling crime.

Haryana to check influx of criminals at border 
Rohtak, February 9
Haryana has decided to seal its borders with Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, so as to check influx of criminals from these states. The Inspector General of Police, (Rohtak Range), Mr Resham Singh, today reviewed the law and order situation in the range at a meeting with the district police chiefs from Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Jhajjar and Rohtak.

Gurgaon civic body gets its land from HUDA
Gurgaon, February 9
After a protracted tussle, the local Municipal Council has been able to reclaim its land in the prime Kaman Sarai area from the Haryana Urban Development Authority. The district administration is now considering a proposal for setting up a crafts museum-cum-centre for display of agriculture implements in the Kisan Rest House situated on the premises.

Youth nabbed at airport with bullets
New Delhi
Security at the Delhi airport has been tightened following the arrest of a youth, who was trying to board a flight to Bangalore with four bullets in his bag. Ankit Goel (19), who hails from Bijnore in Uttar Pradesh, was nabbed with four live .32 bore bullets during an X-ray screening.

  • Grandfather shot dead by youth


This den entrances tourists with its roar
The den of the tigers – Jim Corbett National Park – is seven hours from Delhi. It was one of the most sought-after hunting grounds during the colonial era. The park has been enchanting wildlife lovers to share solitary moments with nature and, of course, with the big cats. Corbett Tiger reserve even today continues to enthral the tourists with its scenic charm and richly varied wildlife.
Your Majesty: A tiger trio in the ‘land of the trumpet, roar and song’.
 A tiger trio

MCD turning a deaf ear to pipeline complaints
New Delhi, February 9
The local government agencies work only after a tragedy strikes, so it seems. In one case, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) woke up to repair the Press Enclave road in Saket only after two persons were killed in accidents. In another case, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) does not act, it will soon get the news of a serious mishap.

Sonepat thirsting for potable water
Sonepat, February 9
The system of drinking water supply seems to have collapsed in the city with a population of nearly 2.50 lakh, following the failure of the Public Health Department authorities to ensure a regular supply to the residents.

Jhajjar officials making light of students’ exams
Jhajjar, February 9
The entire district, especially the rural areas, has been reeling under an acute shortage of power for more than two months. The shortage causes problems to the common people in general and students in particular, who are facing the exams and are all set to burn the midnight’s oil. 

Reining in the mind to be at peace with oneself
he discipline which corrects the baseness of worldly passions, fortifies the heart with virtuous principles, enlightens the mind with useful knowledge and furnishes it with enjoyment from within itself, is of more consequence to real felicity than all the provisions we can make of the goods of fortune,” wrote Blair, a Scottish divine.

Three INLD leaders serious after road mishap
Sonepat, February 9
Three leaders of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), including Mr Arun Aggarwal, Chairman of the Sonepat Improvement Trust, were seriously injured when their Maruti car was hit by a truck on the G T Road near Bahalgarh Chowk about 10 km from here yesterday.
  • Governor’s visit
  • Infant drowns
  • Fire breaks out
  • Open darbar

CM pledges help to Haj pilgrims
New Delhi, February 9
The Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, on Saturday met the Haj pilgrims on way to Mecca and said her government would take all steps to locate and provide a better and spacious place for making their stay comfortable here.

New Delhi-Beijing flight hailed by Buddhist society
Faridabad, February 9
The Vice-President of the Buddhist Society of India, Dr Lal Singh, has welcomed the decision to start a direct flight between New Delhi and Beijing from March 28. In a letter to the newly appointed Ambassador of China to India, Dr Lal Singh, has congratulated him on his sincere efforts in this direction.


Pirated VCDs seized, three held
New Delhi, February 9
The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police Crime branch has arrested three persons involved in selling pirated VCDs and recovered VCDs of newly released Hindi and English films.


Heal thyself at Arogya Mela
he Swadeshi Arogya Mela at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, CGO Complex, provides visitors a chance to explore numerous options in alternative medicine, including oil therapy, aroma therapy, speech and audio therapy and music therapy (healing through music).
  • Foot care clinic
  • Hearing impairment
  • Injection technology
  • Disaster management


Khalsa College earn full points in Nehru Hockey
New Delhi, February 9
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi beat American College, Madurai 2-0 in a Pool B match of the ninth Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. In a Pool D match, Maharaja Mansingh Mahavidyalaya, Gwalior trounced TUK Arts College, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)15-2.

Karun starts F 3 career at Pembrey
New Delhi, February 9
Karun Chandhok started his Formula-3 car racing career at Pembrey in Wales when he completed 70 laps on the 1.5 mile circuit with his new team for 2002, “T-Sport The Junior Carlin Team”, according to information reaching here.

Anjum Chopra, Poornima Rau to feature in ESPN
New Delhi, February 9
Indian women’s cricket captain Anjum Chopra and leading player Poornima Rau will come face-to-face on Harsha Online, the interactive one-hour programme on ESPN Star Sports on February 11. The show will be aired at 8 pm on Star Sports.

Mahindra & Mahindra and BSF Jalandhar players vie for the ball in the Durand Cup. 
Mahindra & Mahindra and BSF Jalandhar players vie for the ball in the Durand Cup. 

Amity School win 8 medals in karate
New Delhi, February 9
Children from Amity International School, Noida won eight of the 12 medals won by Delhi in the JKAI National Karate Championships held in Kolkata recently.

  • NTPC bags second prize in sports quiz

Commonwealth Cricket in Delhi from Feb 23
New Delhi, February 9
The Commonwealth Cricket Tournament for the Raymond Trophy 2002, to be organised by the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust (JNST) in association with the British High Commission, will be held in Delhi from February 23 to March 24.


Govt vehicles’ misuse, the order of the day 
Sonepat, February 9
The Haryana Government has been suffering huge financial losses on account of misuse of the government vehicles by the officials of various departments in the city and elsewhere in the district.


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