Thursday, February 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Grading mooted to banish exam blues
New Delhi, February 13
Performance in examinations has become the benchmark for deciding the future of the child. How well a child performs in his board exams is not only considered an indication of intellect but also that of the career he is most likely to pursue.

House completion certificate must for power link
New Delhi, February 13
A completion certificate issued by the local body has been made mandatory for getting water and electricity connection in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

Minority panel has a code for parties, but will it help?
New Delhi, February 13
With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls round the corner, the Delhi Minorities Commission is preparing a code of conduct for the political parties, to ensure that they do not raise communal issues during campaigning. Sources said the guidelines would be sent to the political parties and they would be asked to abide by them.


For how long will they make a monkey of us? 
New Delhi, February 13
It is a trifle embarrassing when human beings are reminded that their immediate ancestors were simians who have been running amok, ransacking our houses and creating a ruckus even in places like Rashtrapati Bhavan. Few colonies in the metropolis have escaped their wrath; in fact, the mass hysteria over the elusive, all-powerful monkey man last year was a manifestation of this neurotic dread.

Love’s labour lost: Shiv Sena activists demonstrating against the Valentine’s Day celebrations on Wednesday.
Love’s labour lost: Shiv Sena activists demonstrating against the Valentine’s Day celebrations on Wednesday.

Mobile phone company told to raze towers
Sonepat, February 13
The Executive Officer of the Sonepat Municipal Council, Mr Y S Gupta, has issued notice to a mobile telephone company to immediately remove the five towers, constructed in different parts of the city. The towers have been built without the council’s permission and the requisite licence from the authorities.

Sarpanch faces music for siring more kids
The Sarpanch of Akbarpur Dekora village has been removed from his post by the district authorities under the provisions of Haryana Panchayati Raj Act 1994 that bars a member of the local body from having more than two children.

  • Life term for killing wife, infant


Heartiest greetings
Heartiest greetings

Yama’s sister badly requires the kiss of life 
New Delhi, February 13
Urban issues like additional floor space in colonies and harvesting of rainwater have drawn attention to a cesspool, called Yamuna at Delhi’s doorstep. The first, it is said, will add to the pollution in the Yamuna; and the second will be only marginally effective unless the river itself is resuscitated and its bed becomes the facilitator of regeneration of ground water by additional storage capacity.

Sonepat drive against power thefts pays off
Sonepat, February 13
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has intensified its campaign against power thefts in its Sonepat circle. Giving this information, the Deputy Commissioner told mediapersons here today that the officials of the nigam had checked the premises of 3,132 consumers and detected as many as 380 cases of power thefts during last month.

Govt giving the go-by to Rewari roads
Rewari, February 13
Numerous approach and link roads in the rural areas of southern Haryana are in a pitiable condition. The condition of the link roads of Khandora, Sanjharpur, Bharangi and Balawas villages of the Bawal tehsil of Rewari district is seen to be believed. All the roads are linked with Delhi. Jaipur Highway, has been causing considerable hardship to the vehicle owners and the residents.

Haryana staff union to continue stir
Rohtak, February 13
The Haryana Karamchari Maha Sangh has decided to continue the agitation till the acceptance of its demands. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state executive of the sangh held under the presidentship of Mr Dhara Singh here today.

Strike by Hodal municipal staff enters ninth day
Faridabad, February 13
The civic conditions at Hodal, a sub-divisional town in the district, have started deteriorating, as the strike by employees of the Municipal Committee there entered the ninth day today. The staff are on agitation over the delay in releasing their salary.
  • Brick rate fixed
  • On pollution
  • Poet felicitated
  • Pig farming
  • Four hurt in fire
  • Assault condemned
  • Lawyer vs BSNL
  • Plea for amenities
  • 6 students injured

NDMC to set  up garbage  stations with separate  compartments
New Delhi, February 13
The New Delhi Municipal Council plans to set up 10 garbage stations with colour codes for the segregation of garbage at the initial stage of its collection itself. While the red compartment would be for metal and glass, yellow for plastic and paper and green for other organic wastes, the NDMC also plans to provide a large compartment for mixed garbage, which would be segregated by organised rag pickers.


Series of carjack bids in Capital
Girls involved in one incident; alert PCRs foil attempts
New Delhi, February 13
Carjacking seems to have become the fad among criminals in the Capital and the role of women in the attempts has added a new dimension. At least two incidents of carjack bids had been reported since Monday. In one of the incidents, three persons, including two girls, were arrested today for allegedly hijacking the car of a college student in Keshavpuram.

Hoshiarpur man tries to fly to UK on fake passport
New Delhi, February 13
Immigration officials at Indira Gandhi International Airport arrested a resident of Hoshiarpur, Gurcharan Singh, who was going to England by a British Airlines flight on a fake passport. However, four others who had been with him managed to escape.


MUL launches resale service in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, February 13
Maruti Udyog Limited is going to open its `Maruti True Value Outlet’ in Gurgaon, first in Haryana, tomorrow. A spokesperson of company informed that the MUL, which had entered into the business of pre-owned cars under the brand name `Maruti True Value’, started its services initially in the cities of Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.


India emerging IT oasis in recession-hit global market
he Placement Cell of Aptech Computer Education, the flagship division of Aptech Ltd., conducted a seminar series on ‘Career Opportunities, Expectations and Requirements in the IT-Enabled Services Sector’. Among the speakers at the seminar were Mr Rahul Kaushik, from the Renasonic-e-Solution Ltd. and Ms Aradhana Kumar, an industry expert.
  • Mood Court award
  • AIMA seminar

Poet laureate making news 
The ‘Tamasha’ of Jamia Millia Islamia is in the news again. Ashok Chakradhar, the head of the University’s Hindi department, has added another feather to his cap. The Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Mr Syed Shahid Mehdi, along with the renowned writer Kamleshawar, released 12 books by Mr Chakradhar at the Anand Bhavan recently.

Mr Ashok Chakradhar is a real laugh.
Mr Ashok Chakradhar is a real laugh.

  • Cupid strikes Jamiaites

Players of Mahindra United, (Red) and ITI(Blue)during the Durand Cup Football Tournament in the Capital.
Players of Mahindra United, (Red) and ITI(Blue)during the Durand Cup Football Tournament in the Capital. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Jindal Steel power past Army Red in Scindia Polo
New Delhi, February 13
Jindal Steel and Power defeated Army (Red) by seven goals to four and a half in the opening match of the Raymond Maharaja Scindia Gold Cup (12 goals)Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo Ground in the Capital on Wednesday. Eleven teams are participating in the tournament, which was delayed by one day due to rains on Tuesday.

Rajinder Singh shortlists 35 college players 
New Delhi, February 13
The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) can take heart from the fact that talent at the University level is alive and kicking. The depth of talent at the University-level was brought out in all its splendour during the week-long 9th Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital.

Prasad bowls NDTV to victory
New Delhi, February 13
A devastating bowling performance of 4 for 17 (5-0-17-4) by T.D. Jaya Prasad, who was adjudged the man of the match, helped NDTV beat XANSA by eight wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament, organised by TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute), at the Teri Oval in Gurgaon.
  • Tiotia, Tanmay shine
  • CRY Cadence Cricket
  • Devender Singh Cricket

Sameer Suhag gets best player award
New Delhi, February 13
Sameer Suhag was given the Omega Best Player Award for his excellent performance in the Swiss Polo Trophy held at the Jaipur Polo Ground. Sameer Suhag was presented with an Omega watch by Mr Gopalratnam Kannan, deputy general manager, the Swatch Group of India.

Gopalratnam Kannan, deputy general manager, the Swatch Group of India, presenting the best player award of the Swiss Polo Trophy, held at the Jaipur Polo Ground.
Gopalratnam Kannan, deputy general manager, the Swatch Group of India, presenting the best player award of the Swiss Polo Trophy, held at the Jaipur Polo Ground.


Dankaur voters to wear black badges today
Noida, February 13
While the District Magistrate and District Election Officer, Mr Deepak Kumar, issued orders to shoot at sight anybody creating violence or sabotaging the poll process in Gautam Budh Nagar district, the voters in Dankaur have decided to wear black badges on their arms as a mark of protest when they go to the booths to cast their votes.


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