Tuesday, February 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Near-empty chairs mark NCR meet 
New Delhi, February 11
That elected representatives care little for the planning of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) was evident in today’s meeting of the 50-member Planning Board of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

Drug smugglers moving bases to Haryana? 
New Delhi, February 11
The Narcotics Control Bureau has alerted the Haryana Police over the possibility of several well-known narcotics smugglers working for major international syndicates setting up bases in the state, particularly in cities along the G. T. Road.

Tohra group demands polls to DSGMC executive 
New Delhi, February 11
The pro-Tohra faction, Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi, today demanded early elections to the executive committee of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). “Though the term of the executive is for one year, almost two years have passed since the last polls for the executive committee was held.

Up In Arms
Up In Arms Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

The boys of this school need to take a leaf from the girls’ book
New Delhi, February 11
It is a classic case of a study in contrast. The subject: functioning of two schools, located side by side, run by the same government and with the same limited facilities. While one school is said to be setting an example of making an optimum use of what they have been provided with, the other is an example of mismanagement, apathy and indiscipline.

Faridabad industrial workers seek a fair deal
Faridabad, February 11
The workers of various industrial units here are peeved about the ‘treatment’ meted out to them by the employers. They have accused the management of resorting to retrenchment, illegal lock-out and non-payment of their salaries and bonus. The delegations of workers raised the problems at an open darbar of the Deputy Commissioner here recently.

Move to confiscate drug dealer’s property
New Delhi, February 11
The Delhi Police Narcotics Cell is planning to confiscate the property of the 27-member family of Mangat Ram in Delhi, allegedly purchased through the illegal drug money. The family is the first to face action under the Prevention of Illicit Traffic (PIT) of NDPS Act 1988.


Wet-weather valentines.
Wet-weather valentines. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Governor cautions against divisive forces
Sonepat, February 11
Haryana Governor Babu Paramanand has cautioned the people against the divisive forces and said that attempts are being made by some anti-nationalist forces to disintegrate the country on the basis of caste, religion and regionalism. These forces, he said, were backed by some foreign powers and the day was not far away when the country would face the chaotic conditions with full might.

This ‘statue’ of Mahatma is a living man
Faridabad, February 11
A statue of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, may no longer catch the attention of the masses, but a living image painted in silver colour has become the centre of attraction at the ongoing crafts mela at Surajkund.

Huda’s land acquisition policy assailed 
Faridabad, February 11
The Haryana unit of the Janata Dal(United) has charged the state government-owned Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) with exploiting the public by maintaining huge difference between the acquisition and allotment rates of the land for housing purpose.

Balloon-sellers also had a bad day at the India Gate as showers kept visitors away on Monday
SAD TIDINGS: Balloon-sellers also had a bad day at the India Gate as showers kept visitors away on Monday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Gobar gas drive in the mire
Sonepat, February 11
The campaign to set up gobar gas plants, for which both the farmers and the Haryana Government are so keen, has got bogged down due to an unhelpful attitude of the nationalised banks.

Postal services go awry in Sonepat
Sonepat, February 11
The postal services in the city have been hit hard due to the curtailment of the timings of delivery. Sonepat city which is district headquarters in Haryana has a population of nearly 2.50 lakh. It is a hub of political, social and development activities.

Wintry rain brings cheer to the farmers
Jhajjar, February 11
The spell of winter rain, early this morning that dipped the temperature further in the region, has bring about a much-needed respite to the farmers, who are eagerly waiting for the rain gods to come tapping down.

‘UP results will have no impact on MCD polls’
nfluenced by the ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan given by the late Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, the Councillor from Babarpur segment in East Delhi, Mrs Varyam Kaur, enrolled in the Congress as a worker in 1971. Along with the party work, she also undertook social work for the uplift of the downtrodden in the Capital’s trans-Yamuna area. 

Members of Zila Parishad revolt against chairman
Sonepat, February 11
At least 13 out of 21 members of the Sonepat Zila Parishad are reported to have revolted against its INLD-supported Chairman, Mr Raj Singh Dahiya. And they are also planning to move a no-confidence motion against him in the near future.
  • Medical camp
  • Maha yajna ends
  • Moderate Rainfall
  • Power theft
  • Liquor pouches seized
  • Couple beaten up


3 Bangladeshi dacoits nabbed after encounter
Arms, jewellery seized
Ghaziabad, February 11
The Link Road police arrested three Bangladeshi nationals after an encounter yesterday and seized jewellery and other valuables apart from knives and two country-made revolvers.

Women robbed of bangles, chain in Mukherji Nagar
New Delhi, February 11
A 25-year-old woman was robbed of two gold bangles, one chain and a ring by four unidentified men at her house in Parmanand Colony in Mukherji Nagar today. The victim, Jyothi Gupta (25), was alone at her home when the robbery took place.

Dacoity case solved, 4 held
New Delhi, February 11
The South District police have arrested four persons and claimed to have solved a sensational dacoity case committed in Darya Ganj, in which a businessmen, Vijay Kumar Gupta of Sita Ram Bazar, was assaulted and robbed of Rs 10 lakh near Delite cinema hall.


Gurgaon DAV Public School bags ISO 9002 award
Gurgaon, February 11
DAV Public School, Gurgaon, has been awarded with ISO 9002, the prestigious quality management system standard certificate. Out of more than 500 schools of DAV management spread all over the country, the Gurgaon school branch was honoured with the ISO 9002 certification from the Dutch organization, Det Norske Veritas.

Computer in every DAV school classroom 
Rohtak, February 11
The DAV Colleges Managing Committee proposes to use computers extensively to impart education to its students in the coming five years. Presiding over the annual day function of DAV Centenary Public School here yesterday, the vice-president of the managing committee, Dr C. Parkash, said that every subject would be taught through the computers in the DAV-run schools in the country in these years.

Workshop on  curriculum change
New Delhi, February 11
The NCERT along with UNESCO and International Bureau of Education (IBE) has organised a 13-day workshop on ‘Management of Curriculum Change’. The workshop, which was inaugurated today in the Capital, is meant to be a platform for the members of the SAARC countries to exchange their experiences on management of curriculum change within the context of their effort to promote education for all.


Venkat, Jayaprakash to umpire Test series
New Delhi, February 11
Former Indian cricket captain S. Venkataraghavan and A. V. Jayaprakash will be the field umpires for the two-Test series to be played between India and Zimbabwe later this month. Narendra Menon and Jasbir Singh will be the third umpires while Sanjeev Rao and Rajan K. Sethi will be the reserve umpires. The International Cricket Council umpire has not yet been named.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president, Mr C. K. Khanna (second from right), presiding over the Umpires’ Committee meeting at the DDCA in the Capital. Others in the picture are (from left) Prof R. S. Shetty, M. N. Dorairaju, Prof R. R. Rohi and Jyoti Bajpai.

Strong field for Grand Prix Golf
New Delhi, February 11
A strong field is expected for the third Royal Challenge Grand Prix series, to be held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Course from February 26. The Rs 8-lakh event is the third in the series of Grand Prix events.

Hansraj Model School lift R P Jain Trophy
New Delhi, February 11
A dashing knock of 90 by Manu Sharma and deadly bowling of 3 for 39 by Kartikey Bhatia helped Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh beat defending champions Salwan Boys School by 15 runs to win the fifth Reebok Rohtak Road Gymkhana Inter-School (Under-16) Cricket Tournament for the R P Jain Trophy at the Bharat Nagar Sports Complex ground.
The Hansraj Model School team, which won the R P Jain Under-16 Cricket Tournament
The Hansraj Model School team, which won the R P Jain Under-16 Cricket Tournament, with chief guest and former Asian Games wrestling gold medallist Satpal.

Ashok Kumar to turn pro at Hero Honda Masters
New Delhi, February 11
Ashok Kumar, India’s No 1 amateur golfer for the past two years and one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the country in recent times, has decided to give up his amateur status and turn pro at the Hero Honda Masters 2002, which begins at the DLF Golf and Country Club course in Gurgaon from Wednesday.

  • Arun Sharma bowls Lucent to victory

Salwan Boys win Nahar Singh cricket title
New Delhi, February 11
Tarun Chowdhary hit a strokeful 60, Yogesh Nagar cracked 51 and Tausif Majid claimed 3 for 23 as Salwan Boys beat Sonnet Club by 31 runs in the final of the first Choudhary Nahar Singh Vir Singh Saini (115 points) Memorial Cricket Tournament organised by S B Youth Club at the Bharat Nagar ground.
DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev presenting the first Chaudhary Nahar Singh Vir Singh Saini Cricket Trophy to Salwan Boys captain Tarun Chowdhary.
DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev presenting the first Chaudhary Nahar Singh Vir Singh Saini Cricket Trophy to Salwan Boys captain Tarun Chowdhary.


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