Wednesday, March 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Manifestos: Six of one and half a dozen of the other

Cong plumps for populism 
New Delhi, March 12
Sharing the blueprint for effecting a “systemic change” in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) by throwing itself open to public scrutiny and making it responsive to the needs of Delhiites, the Congress on Tuesday promised a slew of measures in its manifesto. 

BJP bigwigs stay away
New Delhi, March 12
The Delhi unit of the BJP today released its manifesto for the MCD polls with senior leaders and party MPs, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, Sahib Singh Verma and Mr Jagmohan, conspicuous by their absence.


Watchdog to go into ‘bungling’ of DSGMC funds 
New Delhi, March 12
A corruption watchdog, on the lines of a Lokayukta, most probably a retired high court judge, will shortly go into cases of corruption and misappropriation of funds in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee-run institutions, the president of the DSGMC, Mr. Avtar Singh Hit, said here today.

City Scan
Security at apex court tightened
New Delhi, March 12
The Delhi Police has strengthened security around the Supreme Court and stepped up vigilance in some of the sensitive areas of the Capital in view of tomorrow’s scheduled hearing of the contentious issue of “bhoomi Poojan” in Ayodhya.

This DCP beats the kidnappers at their own game
New Delhi, March 12
Over the years, he has earned the sobriquet of a “Kidnapping Cracker”. He is, indeed, a crackerjack at handling cases of kidnapping. He has won the golden opinions of his superiors and lifelong gratitude and friendship of the parents and relatives of the victims into the bargain.The 39-year-old Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi), Mr Sunil Garg, wears his age well.

The parents and brother of Nitish Katara at his cremation on Tuesday.
The parents and brother of Nitish Katara at his cremation on Tuesday. 

Man chops off wife’s head, breast
New Delhi, March 12
Mohammad Hira alias Salim (22), resident of Samaipur Badli, was arrested by the North-West district police for allegedly chopping off the head and right breast, which had a birthmark, of his wife for having an illicit relation with her neighbour.

Doctor held for double murder
Faridabad, March 12
A doctor has been arrested on charges of murdering two persons and robbing Rs 2 lakh. According to police, the accused Dr Bharat Bhushan had hatched a plan along with a youth Shravan Kumar to rob a businessman known to them, a few days ago.


‘Onus on state Cong to solve SYL issue with Punjab’
Rewari, March 12
Mr Surender Singh, former MP and secretary-general of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), has said that following the installation of a Congress government in Punjab, the people of Haryana now expected state Congress chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda as well as Congress Legislature Party leader Bhajan Lal to pursue the matter of the completion of the SYL canal with Capt Amarinder Singh.

White paper on mining policy demanded 
Rohtak, March 12
The Haryana unit of the CPM has urged the government to publish a white paper on its mining policy spelling out all vital aspects, including the interests of the local people and impact on construction activity in the state.

Where civic amenities are a ‘joke’
Faridabad, March 12
The residents of Sector-21 C here are a disillusioned lot. They are crying hoarse over the insufficient development of the civic infrastructure for past many years, but nobody seems to have taken them seriously. Once touted as a VIP sector, the place had been developed during the chief ministership of Bansi Lal, who had okayed the proposal to develop a golf course and a race track to promote tourism.
Faridabad residents are making a stink about the open drain in Sector-21 C.
Faridabad residents are making a stink about the open drain in Sector-21 C. 

Tree plantation scheme runs to seed 
Jhajjar, March 12
This could be the story about how the officialdom prides itself in launching ambitious schemes, but nip them in the bud by not backing them up with adequate planning and support. 

Lottery vendors stay put despite curbs
Sonepat, March 12
Another street, another corner, another style. The die-hard lottery vendors are adopting novel methods to continue their trade. From the tricycles of the handicapped to the dhabas right in the heart of the city, from pan shops to juice corners, the lottery vendors are taking over every available space, in contravention of all laws, right under the noise of the police and the district authorities.

Food samples found adulterated in Rohtak 
Rohtak, March 12
Adulteration in food products, especially in mineral water and spices, are rampant in the town. According to an official report, the Health Department took samples of 15 food products from the town during the last month and sent them for testing.

Anupama’s love affair with camera 
ot everyone has it served on a platter like she had. “I was sitting in a restaurant when a man walked up to me and offered a role,” says Anupama, and the role was of an anchor for a programme on Doordarshan. J. Anupama started her career with the social magazine called ‘Parichay’ on Doordarshan. 
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Unemployed youth shoots at father 
Rohtak, March 12
An unemployed son opened fire on his father at Bharat Colony here when the latter refused to fulfill his monetary demand. The victim sustained bullet injuries in his stomach, hands and feet and was admitted to the PGIMS.
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Three killed in mishaps
Noida, March 12
Three persons were killed and over a dozen others injured in different road accidents here. Raju of Gulistanpur under the Surajpur police station was knocked down in Greater Noida by a motorcycle. 


205 cases of power theft detected 
Sonepat, March 12
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has intensified its anti-power theft campaign in the Sonepat circle. As many as 205 cases of power theft were detected by the UHBVN after checking 1,351 power connections during the first 11 days of the current month.

Girl dies as fire engulfs jhuggi
New Delhi, March 12
Fifteen-year-old Reena died on the spot and her sister Kavita (9) sustained serious burns in a fire that broke out in a jhuggi in the Narela area in North-West district on Monday.

Dileep, Rajan slam tons in Shastri Club’s title win
New Delhi, March 12
Dileep TT slammed 103 and Haryana Ranji Trophy player Rajan Gupta cracked an unbeaten 100 to help Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Rajdhani Sports by 26 runs and win the second Rajdhani Sports Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground. Rajan Gupta was named the man of the match, while Manish Chawla was declared the best batsman of the tournament.
The Lal Bahadur Shastri Club team with the Rajdhani Cricket trophy.
The Lal Bahadur Shastri Club team with the Rajdhani Cricket trophy.

TYCA enter SAIL Trophy quarter-final
New Delhi, March 12
The Trans Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) scored an emphatic nine-wicket victory against Lal Bahadur Shastri Club to enter the quarter-final of the Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Trophy Cricket Tournament. TYCA will meet Youngsters in the quarter-final.

Mohan Sharma hits double century for JNST
New Delhi, March 12
Mohan Sharma, a leading cricket coach with the Sports Authority of India, hit a sparkling 227 runs with 19 sixes and as many fours off 103 balls to enable Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust (JNST) beat Australian High Commission by 86 runs in a league match of the Raymond Trophy Commonwealth Cricket Tournament played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

All India Forest Sports Meet inaugurated
Faridabad, March 12
The tenth All India Forests Sports Meet was formally inaugurated at Sports Complex of Sector 12 here this evening. The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, was the chief guest on the occasion. About 2,000 sportsmen of the Forest Department from 18 states and eight national level forest organisations are participating in the five-day event.


‘No colour lights on number plates’
New Delhi, March 12
In its latest drive, the Delhi Traffic Police have advised all car owners to remove additional colour lights on the front and rear number plates, terming them “potential hazards” that can result in accidents. 


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