Tuesday, February 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Power rates fixed for distribution cos
No change in consumer tariff till June
New Delhi, February 25
With the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission today fixing the rates at which power would be supplied to the distribution companies, the privatisation of the loss making Delhi Vidyut Board has entered the crucial and perhaps the final phase.

Post-rout, Akalis rethink strategy for MCD poll
New Delhi, February 25
The political affairs committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), which is meeting in Chandigarh tomorrow to analyse the debacle in the Assembly elections, would also discuss the party’s strategy for the forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Gurgaon govt hospital gets a face-lift
Gurgaon, February 25
Owing to the pro-active role of the district administration, the Government’s only general hospital in Gurgaon now wears a snazzy look.


In the line of fire, beyond the call of duty, yours lawfully
Policemen have often been the target of public ire, and not without reason, perhaps. However, there are cases galore, when a policeman has risked his life to uphold the law and protect the citizenry. The ‘NCR Tribune’ plans to highlight over the next few months some of the individual acts of bravery that go beyond the call of duty.

Security personnel sanitise the Parliament complex on the opening day of the Budget session.
Security personnel sanitise the Parliament complex on the opening day of the Budget session.

Vikas, Vishal in judicial custody till March 11
Ghaziabad, February 25
Vikas and Vishal Yadav, prime suspects in the Nitish Katara kidnap and murder case, were today remanded to judicial custody till March 11 even as investigations were on to confirm whether the half-burnt body found in Khurja belonged to the missing business executive.

Panchayat makes ‘baraat’ face the music
Faridabad, February 25
A wedding party from a village in Hodel sub-division in the district had to return empty handed when the groom’s father demanded dowry just before the marriage was to be solemnised. 


A BSF entry at the Statesman Vintage Car Rally.
A BSF entry at the Statesman Vintage Car Rally. 

Lording over the city roads
New Delhi, February 25
Stray animals, sitting on roads or roaming inside the residential colonies, have been the scourge of the Capital. Go out on the streets and you are bound to see cows sitting in the middle of a road or you just might have a dog chasing you.

‘Every Sikh must be taught Sikhism compulsorily’
anmohan Singh Sachdeva, the senior Vice-President of Shiromani Akali Dal and the Chairman of Guru Nanak Institute of Management, shows keen interest in the development of Sikhs. Be it their education, monetary support or marriage, the humble man is invariably present at all the occasions.

Need to make examples of brand infringers: Jaitely
New Delhi, February 25
Concerned over the growing fake brand products, a workshop on ‘Trademark Protection – Protecting brands – A War Against Counterfeiting’ was organized by FICCI’s Brand Protection Committee (BPC) in association with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and Consumer Education and Research Center (CERC), Ahmedabad.

Liquor smugglers making hay
Sonepat, February 25
The smuggling of liquor continued in the city and other parts of the district from across the border. The excise department authorities seem to have failed to check the menace. The affluent people are getting increasingly involved in the activity, according to a report.

Sticking to his Guns
Sticking to his Guns

Haryana BKU threat to gherao grain markets
Sonepat, February 25
The Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has threatened to gherao the grain markets if the official agencies fail to buy the wheat from the farmers during the procurement season this year.

Free polio corrective surgery camp held
Sonepat, February 25
More than 300 physically challenged people were examined at a one-day free polio corrective surgery camp, organised jointly by the District Red Cross Society, the Jain Milan and the Bhagwan Mahavira Handicapped Welfare Society, Delhi-Jaipur, on the premises of Shree Digamber Jain Mandir at the Mission Chowk.

  • Memorandum
  • Body recovered
  • Rivals Clash
  • Alcohol death
  • Electrocuted
  • Six injured
  • Mourned

Demand for revision of minimum wages 
Faridabad, February 25
The Haryana unit of the Janata Dal (United) has asked the state government to revise the minimum wages of industrial workers and labourers to Rs 3500. According to the state unit Chief of JD (U), Mr Ved Prakash Vidsohi, his party had also backed the demand of Haryana Unit of CITU that various political parties in the state should make public their stand regarding labour issues. 


Keshav Puram double murder case solved 
New Delhi, February 25
With the arrest of Vijay, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved the sensational double murder case, in which a truck driver and cleaner were found murdered and wrapped in a quilt inside the truck, in Keshav Puram on February 16. Police have also recovered some stolen materials from the accused. 

Woman arrested for paramour’s murder
New Delhi, February 25
A woman was arrested by the East District police in connection with the murder of her paramour Rajaram. The body was discovered by the police in a gunny bag, in Trilokpuri area on Sunday.


Seminar stresses need for clear-cut goals 
Manesar (Gurgaon), February 25
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF), Dr Ashok K. Chauhan urged the students, aspiring to be corporate managers of future, to have “self belief” and clear-cut goals.

Compulsory education plan drawn 
New Delhi, February 25
The Government of NCT of Delhi has constituted a committee comprising representatives of non-governmental organisations and academics to draw up a plan for providing compulsory elementary education to children.


Hospital to cover rural areas 
Gurgaon, February 25
Om Indu Jain Charitable Hospital at village Dhankot, famous for its social services, has tied up with St. Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, to expand the facilities of its health services in rural areas.


New benchmark in cricket coaching
New Delhi, February 25
Cricket is a national obsession in India and parents would do anything to make their wards ‘great’ cricket stars, in the mould of role models like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. 

Former Indian Test opener Navjot Singh Sidhu, who came calling at the Dronacharya Cricket Foundation, being shown around by Gurcharan Singh and Maninder Singh.
Former Indian Test opener Navjot Singh Sidhu, who came calling at the Dronacharya Cricket Foundation, being shown around by Gurcharan Singh and Maninder Singh.

Amit Luthra wins Corporate Golf crown
New Delhi, February 25
Leading amateur Amit Luthra put up a sterling performance to win the DHL Invitational Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament played at the Classic Resort in Gurgaon. Luthra won in the best Gross Stable ford category with a tally of 37 gross points.

Oberoi Blues emerge polo champions
New Delhi, February 25
Oberoi Blues beat McDowell’s by eight goals to seven to emerge the champions in the Northern India Open Polo Championship at the Jaipur Polo ground in the Capital on Sunday.

  • Gen. Thimayya Cup

IAF shock Hindustan Club in League
New Delhi, February 25
Former champions Indian Air Force (IAF), New Delhi surprised last year’s runners-up Hindustan Club with a 1-0 victory in a Group A Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

Lalit Maurya stars for GAIL in Teri Cup
New Delhi, February 25
A fine all round performance by Lalit Maurya (3/17 and 56) enabled Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) beat Standard Chartered Bank by seven wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament, organised by Teri, at the Central Secretariat ground in the Capital.
  • East to take on West in Deodhar Trophy
  • J N Golden lift Meham Cricket title
  • Sumit Rana stars in Shastri’s victory
  • Ekta Club win by 79 runs
  • Suresh Kumar passes away

YMCA boys win 7 golds
Faridabad, February 25
The team of YMCA Institute of Engineering here has bagged the top spot in athletics section of the `All India Inter-Technical College sports meet held recently at Varanasi.


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