Monday, March 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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The MCD roadshow has begun
New Delhi, March 10
It was a Sunday with a difference. For the political parties and the candidates, it was a hectic day and for Delhiites, it was a chance to meet the candidates vying to be their corporators.

A Thai Rajaguru in quest of Vedic roots 
New Delhi, March 10
He’s a man in search of his Indian roots. After his ancestors left Indian shores for Thailand centuries ago, he is back ‘home’ on a mission. To find a suitable place where children of Thai Brahmins (“Brahmanas,” he corrects) can learn ancient Vedic texts and scriptures.

Chautala makes sure charity begins at home
Sonepat, March 10
Residents of Mandaura village in Sonepat district have set a fine example of self-help by constructing 22 additional rooms in the government girls high school in the village with public contributions, for the purpose of upgrading it to a girls’ college.

When we make a mockery of what we cherish
Rohtak, March 10
‘Sewa, suraksha aur sahyog.’ The profound claim articulated in this slogan coined by the Rohtak police is an exercise in delusion, given the general apathy of the cops towards the plight of the common man. 


IGNOU pays for excessive delay in exam result
New Delhi, March 10
A consumer court in the Capital has asked the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to pay a compensation of Rs 2000 to a student for undue delay in publication of his examination result.

HC notice to DU on re-employment of teachers
New Delhi, March 10
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Delhi University and the University Grants Commission on a public interest litigation challenging the university’s scheme of granting re-employment to its retired teachers in a routine manner.


Put ecology  on political agenda: Jaitley
New Delhi, March 10
The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has added another dimension to environmental studies by launching the Centre for Environment Law and Management (CELAM) with the specific objective of undertaking research and training programmes alongside project works in the field of environment management.

Solid waste disposal defies solution in Haryana towns
arious towns in the National Capital Region, most of them in Haryana state, have problems similar to those experienced in Delhi. A major problem is that of disposal of solid waste which defies solution. The civic authorities in Delhi have been struggling to solve it for a long time. 

  • Stolen goods
  • For slum children
  • Kaman Serai
  • Terrorism & youth
  • Deluxe buses

‘HVP would form the next government’
Rohtak, March 10
Mr Surender Singh, former MP and Secretary-general, Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), has said today that the recent by-election at Yamunanagar proved that the HVP would form the next government in the state. 

Press Enclave road closed again
New Delhi, March 10
The “killer” Press Enclave road that witnessed two deaths in separate accidents earlier this year has been closed to traffic yet again for repairs after it was opened last week. For almost two years, one side of the road was blocked because of the “lack of coordination” between various governmental agencies. 

Twenty-two students booked for copying
Faridabad, March 10
As many as 22 students were booked for copying and using unfair means in the maths paper of the ongoing board examinations of matriculation in the district on Saturday.
  • Security goof-up
  • Constable hurt
  • Body recovered
  • Polio camp


Robbery case solved, property recovered
New Delhi, March 10
With the arrest of four persons, the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out a robbery case that took place on Friday in North district. The robbed property has also been recovered.

Youth shot dead 
Faridabad, March 10
A person was shot dead by some unidentified persons at his house in Jawahar Colony here last night. The assailants fled away after the crime. The victim Karamveer (30) was having dinner when some persons entered his house and fired at him with a gun. The youth died on the spot.


Tiger Fair offers a kaleidoscope of events
Sawai Madhopur, March 10
The district administration of Sawai Madhopur recently hosted the Industrial and Tourism Tiger Fair. Organised for the first time three years back, the fair has grown in popularity to become a regular feature on the tourism calendar of Sawai Madhopur and Rajasthan.

A RAJASTHANI TOUR DE FORCE: A little girl dancing to the music at Sawai Madhopur 
A little girl dancing to the music at Sawai Madhopur

Bahadurgarh pottery industry facing bleak future
Jhajjar, March 10
The pottery industry, once an established and flourishing industry that brought Bahadurgarh on the industrial map, has become a victim of the callous attitude of the governments and adverse circumstances arising all of a sudden. The industry had been providing employment to more than 9,000 people in the town during its heyday.

A detergent that helps wash even the toughest stains
anessa Herbals has launched Snowhite Ultra matic detergent in the premium segment for machine washing. With its low lather formulation, it allows the clothes to tumble freely, and the power of enzyme and active oxygen helps in pulling out even the toughest stains.
  • Shoe time
  • All-steel range
  • Men’s perfumes
  • Feminine touch
  • Nutritious milk


The way to cope with butterflies in stomach
When your heartbeats alternate between very fast and very slow, cold sweat trickles down, your hands shiver, you know you are scared. At this time of the year, this is not on account of a scary movie, but something that manages to scare even the toughest of us. Exams! The horrid word that all students want scratched from their syllabi. Yet, there is no running away from these “monsters”, as they are often addressed. To make matters worse, there are all sorts of pressures that one has to bear.

Trying to put their best pen forward.
Trying to put their best pen forward.

  • A nostalgic trip

Students bid farewell to their beloved school
s life goes on, our love grows on, And our faith in you tells us that we’ll miss you! As I bid farewell, I do so with a heavy heart. Speaking on behalf of all my friends and classmates, I thank the teachers for having helped us to become what we are today. We are indeed lucky to have had such dedicated teachers who have helped us to become responsible citizens.


Low-cost cure for stone diseases 
Panipat, March 10
The stone disease treatment is all set to reach the common man with the local Rotary Club and the R.P. Stone Clinic Limited planning the first of its kind “Stone disease mela” here on March 16.


Top challengers ready for Indian Open golf
New Delhi, March 10
Indian golfers, led by Harmeet Kahlon and Arjun Singh, will be looking, once again, to assert India’s dominance in the country’s flagship golf event, the US$ 300,000 Royal Challenge Indian Open, to be held at the Delhi Golf Course from March 14.The hosts have been performing exceptionally well in the Asian PGA tour events on home soil for the last four years, notching up a staggering seven victories in eight tournaments.
Harmeet Kahlon eyeing Indian Open. 
Harmeet Kahlon

AITA selects four juniors for ITF championship
New Delhi, March 10
The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) has selected two boys and two girls for the ITF East Asian 14 and Under Championships, sponsored by the ITF Grand Slam Development Fund in Jakarta, Indonesia, in April 2002.

Prize Money Wrestling held in Sonepat
New Delhi, March 10
Adarsh Yuva Sangathan of Village Kheri in Sonepat District of Haryana organised a Prize Money Wrestling Tournament. Those who emerged successful in the tournament were Sonu of Capt.

Stage set for DSA semis
New Delhi, March 10
The stage is set for the double-leg semi-final matches of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship to be held at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

16 teams for ESPN Star Sports cricket
New Delhi, March 10
Sixteen leading corporate teams are participating in the ESPN Star Sports Corporate Challenger Cup, in which Gillette, Microsoft, Seagram’s and Hero Honda are among those vying for top honours.

Sachin to bat for TVS company
New Delhi, March 10
Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been signed up as the Brand Ambassador of TVS Motor Company. Beginning with TVS Victor, Sachin will endorse all two-wheeler brands of TVS Motor Company and attend key corporate and brand events of the company for the next three years.


Civic bodies to  mop roads at night
New Delhi, March 10
Both the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) have agreed to undertake the sweeping of roads during night. They submitted this in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed in the Delhi High Court by an advocate, Ravinder Raj.


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