Wednesday, February 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Pvt cos not fully liable for power lost in transit
New Delhi, February 26
As an incentive to the private companies bidding for a stake in the distribution of electricity, post-unbundling of Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) into smaller entities, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has discounted the aggregate and technical (AT&C) loss accruing from transmitting electricity from the source of generation to the 66 KV substation.

CBSE ‘better equipped’ for exams this year
New Delhi, February 26
A total of 12 lakh students are set to take the examinations to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination next month.

Recognition of private schools under attack
Sonepat, February 26
Schoolteachers in large numbers took out a procession here on Monday evening in protest against the “indiscriminate recognition” of private schools in the district by the District Education Officer (DEO) and the District Primary Education Officer (DPEO) in violation of the government rules.


Where cupid’s arrow draws blood
Ghaziabad, February 26
Cupid’s arrows are not tipped with romance in western Uttar Pradesh, but carry the potent message of death. Such is the opposition to love affairs, elopements and the like that youths here have to be really daring to attempt anything amorous. Ironically, it is the youngsters who slit throats, if somebody takes undue liberties with their women kin.

The cast of an Indo-French opera, ‘The Fakir of Benares’, during the preview at Siri Fort in the Capital on Tuesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

MCF wants govt to help it clear dues
Faridabad, February 26
The fund-starved Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) is now looking up to the state government for help in clearing the arrears, which have mounted since the revision of pay scales of employees as per the recommendations of the Fifth Wage Board. 


BJP, Cong mull strategies for MCD poll
New Delhi, February 26
The political activity for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls gained momentum today with the two main parties, the Congress and the BJP, holding closed-door discussions to formulate strategies.

When people won’t change their ways
New Delhi, February 26.
We are all propelled by self-interest, but some people can really go to any extent to promote their ends. Be it installation of booster pumps for extracting more water or dismantling dividers and railings on the roads. Broken railings and office-goers squeezing through the gaping holes is a recurring sight in the Capital. Often, the breaches in the railings are in the vicinity of a subway, which most office-goers avoid for inexplicable reasons.
Squeezing through the broken railings is a common sight in the Capital.
Squeezing through the broken railings is a common sight in the Capital.

Nothing more telling than Indian masculinity
The ramp lacked the soft-toed saunter that comes easily to the female of the species. Instead we had the wannabe Adonis, flexing the triceps and biceps and whatever that gives the male ego a high. The big idea was to gauge the brawn and the brain of the dude who will walk tall, at least for a year, after he bags the Grasim Mr India title.
The men with the marvellous pecs: (R to L) First runners-up Jaspal Singh Sehgal of Mumbai, Grasim Mr India 2002 Raghu Mukherjee of Bangalore and the second runners-up Saumik Rao of Ahmedabad.
The men with the marvellous pecs: (R to L) First runners-up Jaspal Singh Sehgal of Mumbai, Grasim Mr India 2002 Raghu Mukherjee of Bangalore and the second runners-up Saumik Rao of Ahmedabad.
  • Through the eyes of Surkhab
  • La Perla eyeing indian market
  • Carbon’s tribute

Devi Lal’s statue to be unveiled
Faridabad, February 26
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will unveil the statue of former Deputy Prime Minister late Chaudhary Devi Lal at Town Park in Sector 12 here on Wednesday.
  • College meet
  • Three apprehended
  • Ban ordered
  • Advocate beaten up
  • Youth cong rally
  • Baisakhi utsav
  • Night patrolling

 A tiger at Delhi Zoo basks in sunshine, enjoying the last of the winter.
ON THE PROWL: A tiger at Delhi Zoo basks in sunshine, enjoying the last of the winter. —Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Haryana to strengthen fire-fighting services
Sonepat, February 26.
The Haryana Government plans to augment the fire services in all the 68 municipal bodies of the State. According to official sources, it will provide the necessary fire-fighting equipment in 40 out of 68 civic bodies during the current financial year.

Three run over by train
Faridabad, February 26
Three youths, including two brothers, were run over by trains in two different incidents near Palwal town in the district on Monday. According to the police, Vijay and Mukesh, residents of Jevar in Uttar Pradesh, had been returning to their native place on their moped.
  • Youth hurt


CBI swoops down on CPWD engineers, finds slush funds
New Delhi, February 26
The CBI seized lakhs of rupees and other valuable goods after raids conducted at the residential premises of two CPWD engineers. The raids followed a complaint by an unknown person that the suspects had nexus with contractors and earn money through illegal means.

Woman burnt to death
New Delhi, February 26
A woman (22), Sandhya, was allegedly tortured and burnt last Friday by her husband and in-laws in Karawal Nagar. She succumbed to the injuries the next day at a hospital. According to the police, Sandhya, resident of Muzzafarnagar, got married to Ishwar Singh, who runs a small business in Delhi, three years ago.


HCL opens offshore centre for NCR Corp
New Delhi, February 26
HCL Technologies has opened a dedicated offshore development centre (ODC) in Gurgaon for NCR Corporation’s financial and retail divisions. With the opening of the new centre, HCL also announced the commencement of its operations here to look after the technological developments.


New education policy is job-oriented: Chautala
Sonepat, February 26.
The Haryana Government has adopted a new job-oriented policy in its educational institutions, to contain the unemployment which has assumed an alarming proportion. This was stated by Mr Ajay Chautala, MP, while speaking at the annual prize distribution ceremony of the CRA College here.

Amity launches student corps to fight corruption
New Delhi, February 26
India’s Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr N. Vittal, today launched the Corps of Vigilance Awareness (CVA), a pioneering initiative to spread awareness about the perils of corruption.


Sonnet Club felicitates women’s cricket team
New Delhi, February 26
The presence of a number of former and current Indian men cricket players added a lot of glamour to a function got together by the famous Sonnet Club to felicitate the Indian women’s cricket team-bound for South Africa at the National Sports Club of India premises in the Capital on Tuesday.

Heath Streak to conduct coaching clinic
New Delhi, February 26
The Millennium AlcoBev Limited (MABL) will hold the Sandpiper Heath Streak Coaching Clinic at the Madan Lal Academy in New Delhi on March 5, to provide a “unique opportunity for the budding cricketing talent of India to derive information from one of the world’s leading all-rounders.”

Cash awards to medal winners announced
New Delhi, February 26
The Haryana Government has announced handsome cash prizes for sportspersons from the State who win medals in Olympic, Asian and Commonwealth Games.

Table Tennis Federation of India president Ajay SinghChautala (left) and vice-president M.C. Chouhan presenting a memento to Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala during the inauguration of the 63rd National Table Tennis Championship at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in the Capital.

Deadly bowling by Raghvender Singh
New Delhi, February 26
A deadly 3 for 16 bowling spell by Raghvender Singh and a quickfire knock of 40 by Kshitij Rohtagi helped Jemini Club beat New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) by 22 runs and enter the quarter-final of the second Rajdhani Sports Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin ground.

  • R R Gym. win

  • Gillette XI win

External Affairs beat British High Commission
New Delhi, February 26
A sparkling unbeaten century knock of 102 (2x6, 16x4, 88b) by Sanjeev Sachdeva enabled Ministry of External Affairs beat British High Commission by five wickets in a league match of the Raymond Trophy Commonwealth Cricket Tournament played at the National Stadium in the Capital. Sanjeev Sachdeva was adjudged the man of the match.

Nationals enter DSA semi-final 
New Delhi, February 26
Indian Nationals recorded their fourth straight victory when they beat Tarun Sangha 1-0 in a Group B Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.


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