Wednesday, February 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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I-T move upsets Gurgaon farmers
Gurgaon, February 19
Hundreds of farmers of about 40 villages in the Gurgaon sub-division have started feeling the heat of the income tax department’s drive. The department is trying to recover the dues on their income. And the targeted income is on account of the compensation paid by the Haryana Government for the land acquired from them.

Cabinet fixes March 24 for MCD poll 
New Delhi, February 19
The Cabinet of the Government of NCT of Delhi on Tuesday approved the holding of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on March 24 and sought security forces from the Centre.

Delimitation of DSGMC wards demanded
New Delhi, February 19
Even as the process of enlisting new voters, who have attained 18 years of age, for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee poll began here today, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has asked the Delhi Government to undertake fresh delimitation of the wards in the National Capital Territory.

NO CHINK IN OUR ARMOUR: A girl at the DEFEXPO 2002, inaugurated at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Tuesday.
NO CHINK IN OUR ARMOUR: A girl at the DEFEXPO 2002, inaugurated at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Tuesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Blind to the needs of visually challenged
New Delhi, February 19
With barely 10 days left for the board examinations, a large number of visually impaired students are spending sleepless nights as they are yet to receive confirmation about their ‘writers’. All visually impaired students are allowed the assistance of writers during the board examinations.

Plea against EC appointment dismissed 
New Delhi, February 19
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the petition filed by Mr S. Malaichamy, a serving IAS officer, challenging his removal and appointment of the retired IAS officer, Mr M. P. Tyagi, as the Election Commissioner for Delhi.

No plague threat in Capital, says Walia
New Delhi, February 19
Reassuring Delhiites that there is no cause for panic in the wake of cases of plague reported in Himachal Pradesh, Health Minister A. K. Walia today said there was remote likelihood of outbreak of the disease in the Capital.

Child prisoners beat up wardens
Sonepat, February 19
Quite a stir was caused when a group of child prisoners assaulted two wardens, including the Head Warden, in the State After-Care Home here yesterday. The Head Warden, Mr Ram Pal, was beaten up mercilessly resulting in multiple injuries. His condition is reportedly serious According to a report, the child prisoners were lined up by the wardens for taking a headcount.


Godhuli in Dwarka: A home for the good old days
New Delhi, February 19
When the sun sets on the horizon of youth and dusk sets in, there is an uncanny feeling of isolation. Old age is the dusk when you see yourself in the light of a different perspective. You are no longer the breadwinner; you are a liability, perhaps. Physical deterioration is just one aspect of old age, the other and most prominent being a sense of psychological unrest.
A home away from home for the twilight years.
A home away from home for the twilight years.

Ex-CM showers praise on Ahir society
Rewari, February 19
Rao Birender Singh, former Chief Minister as well as former Union Minister and president of the Ahir Education Society, has asserted that Ahir educational institutions, which are the oldest ones in Haryana, have rendered most valuable services in the sphere of education during the past five decades, particularly in the backward Ahirwal region.

Huda to relocate marble dealers
Faridabad, February 19
As part of the beautification and decongesting the National Highway No. 2 (Mathura Road) passing through the district, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here has decided to relocate marble stone dealers from Sector 20-A and 20-B.

Thirty-two couples tie the knot
Faridabad, February 19
The Lioness Club, Faridabad Central arranged the marriage of seven couples belonging to the less privileged section of the society here recently. The club has arranged about 32 such marriages in the past six years.

The members and office-bearers of the Lioness Club (Faridabad Central) with the couples during the wedding ceremony at Sector-14, Community Centre, Faridabad.
The members and office-bearers of the Lioness Club (Faridabad Central) with the couples during the wedding ceremony

It will be desi vs videshi at New Delhi Fashion Week
nconstrained, unrestricted creativity. Hyatt Regency in the Capital will play host to a concourse of creative genius as some of the world’s best-known designers come under one roof to display their very best. As a part of the New Delhi Fashion Week, designers from across the globe will congregate in the Capital to showcase their collections on a unique platform before key industry delegates, the media and consumers.
  • Fashion by tech
  • Cupid at Floats

Brawn plus brain
Close on the heels of Femina Miss India comes a pageant for men. Instead of beauty, it is the brawn that will have these men vying for the title of Grasim Mr India. Thirty-one youngsters from across the country will meet eyeball to eyeball and sweat it out to take home that title which spells success and fame.

Delhi boys looking forward to Grasim Mr India title.
Delhi boys looking forward to Grasim Mr India title.

CM’s intervention sought in fee hike by private schools
Sonepat, February 19
The Haryana Nagrik Samiti has demanded the immediate intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, in the issue of fee hikes by private schools in the city and elsewhere in the district.
  • Ex-cop’s house burgled
  • Mill closed
  • BSNL officer held
  • Found  unconscious
  • PDS items diverted
  • Motorcyclist killed
  • Flower show
  • Eye camp
  • Husband held
  • Power theft
  • 100 illegal  structures razed
  • Minor raped, killed


Cash, jewellery looted from wedding house
New Delhi, February 19
Five persons in their twenties entered the house of a Kashmiri migrant in the Begampur area of North-West district in the wee hours today and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 30,000. A wedding was scheduled in the house and the assailants struck at the 'right' time.

Gang involved in forging transport papers busted
Gurgaon, February 19
The district police have busted a gang involved in forging documents like fabricated driving licenses, road tax receipts, challans etc. According to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldeep Singh Siag, the police got an information that one Pritam Singh along with the owner of Sharawat Bus Services, Jahawar Singh, and other accomplices used to forge documents like driving licences and road tax receipts and sell them at high rates to the people who approach them.


A kaleidoscope of Norwegian films in Noida
Noida, February 19
Feature films made in Norway were sent to India for the first time last year, said Mr Truls Hanevold, Norwegian Ambassador, while formally inaugurating a `Festival of Norwegian Films’ at the Asian Academy of Film and Television here yesterday. This was done at the insistence of the Prime Minister of Norway.


McDowell’s win in Northern India Polo
New Delhi, February 19
Team McDowell’s beat Jindal Steel/Royal Kashmir 10-6 in the first match of the Northern India Polo Championship at the Jaipur Polo Ground in the Capital on Tuesday. Roddy Williams opened the account for McDowell’s, which was equalised by Augustine Gracia for Jindal.

McDowell Signature (Green) and Jindal/Royal Kashmir (Yellow) vie for the ball at the Jaipur Polo Ground in the Capital. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
McDowell Signature (Green) and Jindal/Royal Kashmir (Yellow) vie for the ball at the Jaipur Polo Ground in the Capital.

Kapil opens golf clinic 
New Delhi, February 19
It was an altogether different ball game, not an unfamiliar one though, for former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev as he swung the ball deep into the greens to open the six-day NIKE-CGR Golf Clinic for school kids in the age group of 11 to 17 years at the Vasant Valley School ground in the Capital. 
Kapil Dev inaugurating a golf clinic at the Vasant Valley School ground.
Kapil Dev inaugurating a golf clinic at the Vasant Valley School ground.

RBI rout Bank of India in soccer
New Delhi, February 19
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) trounced Bank of India 5-0 in the Inter-Bank (Northern Region) Football Tournament at the Thyagraj ground in the Capital on Tuesday. Rajesh Kanojia scored a brace, while Shailender Rawat, Danzeil Sunny and Rakesh Rawat scored a goal each for RBI.

Hindustan win in DSA League
New Delhi, February 19
Last year’s runners-up Hindustan Club scored a solitary goal victory against Shahdara Club in a Group A Super League match to earn three full points in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday. 

Rajinder, Satinder shine
New Delhi, February 19
Blistering batting performances by Satinder Yadav (52, 4x2, 74b) and Rajinder Bisht (67, 4x9, 68b) enabled Collage Group beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Coaching Centre by four wickets in the All-India Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by Young Friends Cricket Club, in the Capital on Tuesday.

Judges to take on lawyers cricket match
New Delhi, February 19
It will be a different court, and a sporting case to be argued, when judges clash against lawyers in a cricket match to be played at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital on February 23.


Sarpanch gets stay order on suspension from HC
Jhajjar, February 19
The district police have cancelled a case of rape charges on Ranbir Singh, sarpanch of Dulhera village, following the inquiries in this regard, while the Deputy Commissioner issued orders of his suspension taking cognisance of the rape charges levelled against the sarpanch. The sarpanch, however, claimed to have got a stay order against his suspension from the Panjab and Haryana High Court, yesterday.


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