Thursday, March 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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BJP hitches its wagon to a star
New Delhi, March 13
The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress continues in the run-up to the civic elections with accusations flying thick and fast.

Shakti Kapoor and Bhagyashree campaigning for the BJP candidate in the Karol Bagh area on Wednesday.
Shakti Kapoor and Bhagyashree campaigning for the BJP candidate in the Karol Bagh area on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Yet another fake medical institute
Faridabad, March 13
Within a week of the detection of a medical college, offering ‘outlandish’ degrees in medicine, the drug control authorities have unravelled yet another self-styled medical institute.


A much-travelled mouse generates funds for Umang
New Delhi, March 13
Inspired by actual events during their three-year stay in India, the authors (three-year-old Sam and his mom) tell a whimsical tale of a mouse who makes it all the way from the desert of India to the White House, reads the back cover of the book that has made more news than the bestsellers.

Jacqueline Lundquist, wife of the former American Ambassador to India, and her son Samuel Celeste, the co-authors of the book ‘There’s a Mouse in Roosevelt House’. —Tribune Photo
Jacqueline Lundquist, wife of the former American Ambassador to India, and her son Samuel Celeste, the co-authors of the book ‘There’s a Mouse in Roosevelt House’.

Commuters sweat it out at exit points 
New Delhi, March 13
With more than 50,000 auto rickshaws and taxis off the Capital’s roads, the traffic flow was much smoother today but the commuters faced considerable problems, particularly at the entry and exit points, because of the strike by the operators.

16th century sculptures seized from exhibition
New Delhi, March 13
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today claimed to have seized antique stone sculptures worth Rs 2 crore in the international market from an exhibition held in Blind National School in Delhi. 


DDA owes MCD Rs 171 cr in property tax 
New Delhi, March 13
As many as 22 departments, including the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), Air India (AI) and Delhi University (DU), have defaulted in the payment of property tax to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). 

Private IT varsity coming up in Noida
Noida, March 13
Education is the index of a nation’s progress and development. Without education, one remains a beast and not a human being. While education and health services are the yardstick of a country’s development and society’s enlightenment as a whole, all segments of the society should make their full contribution to the development of these two institutions.
  • Probe urged
  • Labourers killed
  • Exam stress: boy commits suicide
  • Elusive schoolkid held for murder

Two die as car rams tree
New Delhi, March 13
Two persons were killed after a Maruti Zen (DL-3CK-3036) rammed a tree on Rohtak Road at Ghewra turn today morning. Both Joginder (30) and Raj Kumar (42), residents of Veena Enclave, Nangloi, died on the spot.

Police chief urges restraint in campaigning
New Delhi, March 13
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, today appealed to the leaders of the various political parties to ensure fair and peaceful polls for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and urged them to campaign in a responsible manner in view of the tense communal situation in many parts of the country.


Racket in spurious oil, ghee unearthed
New Delhi, March 13
The special staff of the Geeta Colony police, East district, today claimed to have unearthed a racket in selling spurious refined oil and desi ghee of famous brands. The accused, Rajender Kumar of Lakshmi Provision Store and Satish Aggarwal of Phool Chand Hari Kishan Store at Krishna Nagar and Tarun Dua, were arrested and a huge quantity of refined oil and desi ghee weighing more than 1.5 tons were seized from their premises.

Cops in pursuit knocked down 
Jhajjar, March 13
Two cops patrolling at the Chhuchhakwas Chowk under the Salawas police station area had a harrowing experience on Tuesday night. The Sub Inspector in charge of the Salawas police station, Hoshiar Singh, along with ASI Hari Singh signalled a truck coming from Matanhale to stop at the chowk.


A nostalgic trip down Partition lane
he Hamdard Archives and Research Centre is organising a talk on “Reflection on Partition” by Dr Gopal Krishna on Tuesday next week. Dr Gopal Krishna was educated at Oxford, where he took honours in PPE and later his Doctorate for a thesis on the Congress Movement between 1918 and 1923.
  • IGNOU plan
  • Education level
  • Job assistance
  • NIIT plan
  • MDI convocation

MDU staff cut up over delay in pay revision 
Rohtak, March 13
Teachers in Maharshi Dayanand University appear frustrated over the ‘lack of seriousness’ on the part of university administration in the matter of pay-fixation and promotions.


Activist takes cable operators to court 
Faridabad, March 13
A social activist here has filed a complaint in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Jagdeep Jain against the district authorities and the cable operators here charging them with gross violations of the Cable TV Network Regulation Act and the Cinematograph Act. The court has fixed July 30 as the date of hearing in this connection.


Bahadurgarh council to sell prime land to boost revenue
Jhajjar, March 13
The Municipal Council of Bahadurgarh (MCB) has proposed to sell its prime land worth Rs 4 crore during the next financial year with a view to increasing its revenue to Rs 7.95 crore in the annual budget. The council had a surplus budget with the opening balance of Rs 51,73,438 against the total budgeted revenue of Rs 3.32 crore during the financial year of 2001-2002.


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