Saturday, March 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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A grandmother’s day of emancipation
Ferozepur Jhirka (Mewat), March 8
The women of 84 villages of Ferozepur Jhirka block of Mewat in Gurgaon district today converged in public to exhibit their sense of empowerment and emancipation. A fitting response on the occasion of International Woman’s Day.
Women at a function on International Women’s Day, organised by the Delhi Commission for Women at Talkatora Garden in the Captial on Friday.
Women at a function on International Women’s Day, organised by the Delhi Commission for Women at Talkatora Garden in the Capital on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

SC reserves order on CNG deadline
A bureaucrat is not an expert on fuel: Centre
New Delhi, March 8
The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict on the time sought by the Government of NCT of Delhi to convert the fleet of buses to CNG mode after the deadline set by the court expired on January 31.

Briton found dead in hotel
New Delhi, March 8
A British national reportedly committed suicide in Payal Hotel in the Paharganj area late last night under mysterious circumstances. 


Parties wink at local issues in MCD poll
New Delhi, March 8
The civic polls are usually fought on local issues, but in the Capital with a multiplicity of authorities, the political parties are raking up issues within the purview of the Centre or States to woo the voters.

Medical Council seeks views on PGIMS director
Rohtak, March 8
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has sought urgent comments from the Maharshi Dayanand University, the Director of the Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Pandit B D Sharma, and the State government on Dr D. R. Yadav, officiating Director, PGIMS, and Head of Forensic Department not fulfilling eligibility conditions.


Fie on  porcine chauvinism
Fie on  porcine chauvinism

Capital less polluted now, says minister 
New Delhi, March 8
The ambient air trends in Delhi indicate a decrease in Nitrogen dioxide, Sulphur dioxide and suspended particulate matters from 1995 to 2001, informed the Minister of Environment and Forests, Mr T. R. Baalu. In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, he said the decrease has been recorded in spite of the increase in vehicular pollution and fuel consumption.

Greater Noida units fret and fume
Noida, March 8
The Greater Noida Industries Association (GNIA) has blamed the UP Government and the authority for neglecting the industries. In a letter sent to the State Chief Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh, the GNIA has urged the Chief Minister to help improve the law and order in the area and increase the police services up to Delhi by having more police stations and patrolling vehicles.

‘Women better equipped to ensure peace’
New Delhi, March 8
Women, says Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, are better equipped to ensure the success of a peace process. “As women go through the trauma of war, terrorism and conflicts, they are in a better position to solve the crises… We, the women in politics, however, have to work twice more than men to prove ourselves competent.”

When garbage dumps smack of discrimination
Do the needs for basic facilities of the affluent class differ from those of the middle class or the poor? The badly shaped garbage bin at Karkardooma and the newly constructed one near Khan Market indicate that they are different.

The concept of cleanliness seems to be foreign to Karkardooma. 
The concept of cleanliness seems to be foreign to Karkardooma.
  • One man’s sweet is other’s poison
  • Polluted city
  • Communal politics
  • We stand corrected
  • Publish addresses

Sealing of hot mix plants spells trouble for roads
Faridabad, March 8
The Haryana Pollution Control Board’s decision to seal all the hot mix plants in the districts would hamper the work of road construction and repairs. The action by the pollution control authorities followed the end of the deadline concerning the implementation of pollution norms by hot mix plants.

Showdown in Jhajjar over nullah
Jhajjar, March 8
Residents of Lowa Khurd village here have objected to the construction of a nullah by the neighbouring Sidipur village with its tail-end in their ‘lal dora’ area. The proposed nullah is being digged with the purpose of saving Sidipur village from flood threats during the monsoon season.

Six criminals arrested near Palwal
Faridabad, March 8
The police have claimed to have arrested six members of a criminal gang near Palwal town. A stengun, a pistol, few cartridges and a car have been recovered from their possession. 
  • Rs 60,000 looted
  • Lawyers’ strike
  • Inquiry ordered


Servant, aides rob cash, jewellery
New Delhi, March 8
The Tagore Park police are hunting for a domestic servant, Raju, and his three accomplices who reportedly robbed a 30-year-old housewife, Geeta Narula, of Rs 12,000 and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees this morning.

Asst Public Prosecutor convicted of graft
New Delhi, March 8
The Special CBI Judge has convicted Assistant Public Prosecutor Ram Rattan and sentenced him to undergo two years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs 500. He was booked on the charge of taking bribe.

Woman sets self, kids on fire
Sonepat, March 8
A 23-year-old married woman, Mrs Sunita, doused herself and her two children with kerosene and set all of them afire at Khewra village, 13 km from here, on Thursday. While the woman, Mrs Sunita, died on the spot, her three-year-old son Munish and one-year-old daughter Anjali succumbed to the burns on the way to a Delhi hospital.


‘Empower women to help build nation’
Sonepat, March 8
Dr S. P. S. Dahiya, Registrar of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) of Rohtak, gave away the prizes to students at the annual prize distribution function of Hindu Girls College here on Thursday.

Activists clamour for women education
Rohtak, March 8
The activists of different apolitical and social organisations observed International Women’s Day today. Addressing the gathering, Ms Neerja Malik, Chairperson, District Child Welfare Council said education was essential for the uplift of women.


Pfizer team visits Noida eye hospital
Noida, March 8
A high-level delegation from Pfizer Foundation, New York, headed by Mr Hocine, Managing Director and Mr Ramakrishna, Vice-President and R. Jean Marie Andre, Ophthalmologist, accompanied by a team from Help Age India under Mr Ashok Rawat, Director Programme, visited ICARE Eye Hospital here last week.


Hindustan Club record narrow victory
New Delhi, March 8
Hindustan Club of Delhi recorded a solitary goal victory against Jobra Durga Club of Orissa to earn full points in a Phase-I Cluster-II match of the Second Division of the National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.
Allwyn-Hindustan (Delhi) in white and Jorba Durga (Orissa) in yellow in action during the Second Division National Football League at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.
Allwyn-Hindustan (Delhi) in white and Jorba Durga (Orissa) in yellow in action during the Second Division National Football League at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

S B Youth beat DVB in DDCA League
New Delhi, March 8
S B Youth beat Delhi Vidyut Board by 72 runs in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) A-I League match at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground. Scores: S B Youth: 277 for 6 in 40 overs (Manoj Yadav 85, Sangram Singh 82, Rakesh Rawat 31, Rajesh Chauhan 3/39).

Youngsters down Malviya in SAIL Trophy
New Delhi, March 8
Youngsters Club defeated Malviya Club by seven wickets to enter the quarter-final of the SAIL Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Nagar ground. Sunil Rawat of Youngsters, who scored an unbeaten 53 and claimed 2 wickets for 22 runs, was declared the man of the match.

  • Srinath annexes PSCB tennis title

Om Nath Sood Cricket 
New Delhi, March 8
The 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament will be played at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, Khalsa College ground, Maurice Nagar, from April 2. 

  • E-Funds win in Teri Cup

EPF Headquarters win title
New Delhi, March 8
Deadly bowling by Narender Kumar (4 for 30) and a fine knock of 50 by Himachal Ranji Trophy player Nischal Gaur helped EPF Headquarters beat Regional Office, Delhi by five wickets in the final of the Inter-Office Employees Provident Fund Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara Club ground. 

The EPF Headquarters team, which won the Inter-Office EPF Cricket Tournament in the Capital, with the trophy.
The EPF Headquarters team, which won the Inter-Office EPF Cricket Tournament in the Capital, with the trophy.


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