Tuesday, March 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Half of the sitting corporators denied tickets
Over 1,500 in fray for MCD polls
New Delhi, March 4
Ironically there appears to be some unanimity amongst the two main political parties – the Congress and the BJP – in the Capital. Both the parties have denied tickets to almost half the sitting corporators and have given preference to youth and new faces for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls scheduled for March 24.
Ticket seekers throng party office on the last day of nominations for the MCD poll even as processions cause traffic snarls in the Capital on Monday. —Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Racket in chalk-filled drugs
Faridabad, March 4
A racket in spurious drugs has been unearthed here by the drug control officials. Over 15,000 capsules and a large number of fake drugs have been recovered from a house near Sector-55 here. 


Commission agent’s killer shot dead
New Delhi, March 4
Sanjeev Verma alias Sanju, a student of a local college and a resident of Hari Nagar, wanted in connection with the February 28 murder of a commission agent, was killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Hastsal area of Uttam Nagar on Sunday night. Three other suspects, who were holed up inside the LIG flat, were also arrested. They were identified as Bharat, the owner of the flat, Rakesh of Nangloi and Pranay Singh of Bihar.

A policeman examining the shootout site.
A policeman examining the shootout site.

NBW out for Pehlwan in Nitish case
Ghaziabad, March 4
The Ghaziabad Police have been able to secure a non-bailable warrant against the third accused in Nitish Katara abduction and murder case, Sukhdev alias Pehlwan. Sukhdev Pehlwan was declared a proclaimed offender by the court today.

India’s global messenger for Special Olympics
New Delhi, March 4
The mission is to promote, educate and inform. Subject: The philosophy, strategic direction and benefits of Special Olympics. Messenger: A special girl who has become an inspiration for many.

HC gives relief to operators on CNG issue
New Delhi, March 4
In a significant relief to city bus operators, who have submitted applications for conversion of diesel buses into CNG, the Delhi High Court today directed the authorities not to challan them till their applications are disposed of.

Most spectators will squat for one-dayer
Faridabad, March 4
The Nahar Singh Cricket Stadium here, which is the only international-level cricket ground in Haryana, is being readied for the first one day international match between India and the touring Zimbabwe team on March 7.


BJP to observe Virodhi Diwas on March 9
Rohtak, March 4
Retaliating against the ‘ill attempts’ of the leftist parties of politicising the incidents of violence in Gujarat and other parts of the country that took place in the aftermath of the ghastly attack on hundreds of kar sewaks at Godhra recently, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to improve its image among the masses and expose the superficial stand of the so-called secular parties including the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the CPM.

CM launches Touchtel in  the Capital
New Delhi, March 4
Almost a century after the first manual truck exchange was established in Delhi, the consumers finally have a choice to choose the landline telephone service provider.

Villagers block traffic as cops foil bid to hold Maha Panchayat
Sonepat, March 4
The police foiled an attempt of the Bharat Naujawan Sabha to hold a Maha Panchayat, convened to discuss measures to repair the Sonepat-Purkhas Road at Shahzadpur village, about six km from here.

Delhi Speaker pays homage to Balayogi
New Delhi, March 4
The Delhi Assembly today mourned the death of Lok Sabha Speaker G M C Balayogi, who died in a helicopter crash in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. The Secretariat was closed down for the day as a mark of respect.

“It’s the National Policy on Education that guides me”
e personifies the adage, “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” Prof J. S. Rajput, Director of the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) has been criticised by his detractors for his alleged saffron leanings.

Five booked for creating public nuisance in Machhrouli
Panipat, March 4
When it comes to the harassment of law-abiding citizens, the Samalkha Police seem second to none. In yet another case of police high-handedness, five persons of Machhrouli village in the district were picked up by the Samalkha Police on the night of February 24 and booked under Section 109 of the IPC on the charges of creating nuisance at a public place.
  • Shops razed
  • Burglary at ITI
  • Four hurt in clash
  • Body recovered
  • Refresher course


Saraswati Vihar double murder cracked, two held
New Delhi, March 4
With the arrest of two persons, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved the double murder in which both father and son were murdered, in Saraswati Vihar, last week.

Sangam Vihar kidnapping case solved, four arrested
New Delhi, March 4
With the arrest of four persons, south district police of Delhi today claimed to have worked out a kidnapping case of Sangam Vihar. The suspects picked up the victim, Rahul from his residence in Sangam Vihar, where he was playing with his friends on February 2.

10-year-old Noida boy missing since Feb 17 
Noida, March 4
A 10-year-old boy has been missing since February 17 from A-32 in Sector 8 under Sector 20 police station. He has not been traced so far. Yogeshwer Paswan had filed a report in the police station that his son Lakhwinder had gone missing.

Student beaten up
Jhajjar, March 4
An examinee of 10+2 was beaten up mercilessly by some unidentified youths outside Girls Senior Secondary School here today. He was referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak after frittering away the crucial time at the Government Hospital here, where his condition is said to be critical.


Schools to have potable water
Faridabad, March 4
All government schools in the district are likely to have drinking water and toilet facilities by March 31 next. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, said here today that efforts were on to provide separate toilets for boys and girls in all the schools, besides potable water supply.


This symposium comes as a breath of fresh air
New Delhi, March 4
The two-day international symposium on the “Science of Breath” concluded at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The meet took up issues of neurobiological basis of consciousness, neurophysiology of Sudarshan Kriya and Pranayam effects of Sudarshan Kriya on mental health. 

Three-day free camp for polio patients
Sonepat, March 4
The District Red-Cross Society, in collaboration with a social organisation Jain Milan and Bhagwan Mahavir Handicapped Aid Society, is organising a three-day free polio corrective surgery camp, beginning from March 9 on the premises of the Shiva Hospital (Shiva Shikhsha Sadan) in Dev Nagar area of the city.


Ajay Jadeja teeing off at a golf course.
Ajay Jadeja teeing off at a golf course. 

Assam, UP forge ahead in NFL
New Delhi, March 4
Assam State Electricity Board, Guwahati and Uttar Pradesh Police scored easy victories in the five-team round-robin league of the Second Division National Football League (NFL) Cluster-II Phase-I matches at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Ten top teams for SAIL Trophy Cricket
New Delhi, March 4
Ten top teams, divided into two groups, will participate in the SAIL (Steel Authority of India Ltd)Trophy Cricket Tournament to be played at the Mohan Meakin ground at Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad from March 6.

DSA issues show-cause notices to teams
New Delhi, March 4
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) has issued show-cause notices to defending champions SAIL-Indian Nationals and City Club to “explain their position in regard to the negative game played by the two reputed clubs of the Capital to harm the interests of the game as well as to tarnish the image of the association in public by their acts”.

OIL beat EIL in PSCB tennis
New Delhi, March 4
Oil India Ltd. (OIL) A defeated hosts Engineers India Ltd (EIL) 2-0 in the 21st Petroleum Sports Control Board Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts in the Capital. Mr Keshav Saran, Chairman and Managing Director of EIL, inaugurated the tournament.


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