Tuesday, March 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Police try to unravel Natasha knot
New Delhi, March 18
The Delhi police today tried to reconstruct Natasha Singh’s movements after she reached the hotel and before she died in the wee hours of the morning. The speculation continued even as the police awaited the second report of the forensic experts.
Natasha Singh
Natasha Singh

  • Many loopholes: Natasha counsel

MCD Poll
Shadow boxing over statehood
New Delhi, March 18
The issue of partial statehood accorded to the NCT of Delhi was yet again catapulted to the fore by political parties in the run-up to the March 24 poll. The BJP on Monday accused the Congress-led Government of NCT of Delhi of stalling the grant of full statehood. 

In politics, early bird catches the first worm
New Delhi, March 18
With four days left for the parties to campaign for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls, die hard politicians and candidates are taking recourse to innovative methods to woo the voters, in view of the curbs imposed by the Election Commission and the state government.


ASP to probe school thrashing incident
The Additional SP, Mr Sanjay Kumar, has been asked to probe allegations of a students being beaten up by a teacher of the Delhi public school (DPS). The police have lodged a case under section 342 of the IPC against the teacher and the manager of the school.
  • One dies in shootout
  • 9-year-old kidnapped
  • Drunk kills infant


1071 colonies unauthorised in Capital 
New Delhi, March 18
There are about 1071 unauthorised colonies in the Capital with an estimated 30 lakh people residing in them, informed the Minister of State for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Mr Bandaru Dattatreya in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Fiscal bungling afflicts Noida
Noida, March 18
The lack of discipline in most of the departments in Noida and the resultant increase in the financial crimes has brought into focus the working, fiscal control and accounting system of various departments.

‘I want to help the Punjabis by giving them a broad outlook’
e is a man of different feats - from horse racing to providing education to the deprived sections of society. Many have heard about him, but very little is known about the different facets of this industrialist, who just does not shy away from social service.

PHD programme to augment water supply in Panipat
Panipat, March 18
Under its water supply augmentation plan, the Public Health Department(PHD) has launched a crash programme to augment water supply in 104 villages and Panipat, as well as Samalkha Municipal towns of the district, with the aim to make available 70 litres of water per day per head.

Public help sought to check graft
Faridabad, March 18
The District Authorities have appealed to the residents to cooperate in its endeavour to check corruption and bring transparency in the work of various departments. 

Stolen cars, jewellery recovered in Rohtak
Rohtak, March 18
The police recovered four stolen cars, a motorcycle, a scooter, an autorickshaw, iron pipes and jewellery. A police spokesman said an accused Rajesh, admitted his involvement in the theft of four cars which were later recovered by the police from Pali district in Rajasthan. 
  • Woman, girl Killed
  • Training camp
  • Fire in Refinery
  • Driver beaten
  • Armyman cremated
  • Fund released
  • Eye operation camp
  • Anti-Polio camp
  • Membership campaign
  • Copying menace
  • Employees assaulted
  • Dhayan Sadhna shivir
  • Theft in temple

Tempo turns turtle; 10 injured
Sonepat, March 18
At least 10 persons were injured, two of them seriously, when a tempo carrying them overturned on the Sonepat-Kakroi Road here last evening. According to a report, the tempo was packed to capacity and it was on its way from Bhadana village to the city.

Yoganand Shastri relieved
New Delhi, March 18
“Relieved” at being given a clean chit by the Lokayukta in the inquiry conducted into allegations of corruption in Delhi Consumer Co-operative Wholesale Store, former Civil Supplies Minister of the Government of NCT of Delhi, Dr Yoganand Shastri, on Monday said the “episode was a political vendetta … a conspiracy hatched by political opponents within and outside the party to tarnish my political and social image and reputation.”


Two arrested for shahtoosh smuggling
New Delhi, March 18
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police have apprehended two Kashmiris in the Jangpura area on Sunday night who were in Delhi to sell Shahtoosh shawls. The police have recovered 80 shawls worth Rs 50 lakh from their possession. Sources revealed that the minimum price of a Shahtoosh shawl is Rs 80,000 and can go up to Rs 3 lakh, depending on the quality of the shawl.

Krishan Dichao gang member confesses to double murder
Jhajjar, March 18
Sanjay Taygi, a member of the Krishan Dichao gang and who was on two days remand, has reportedly confessed his involvement in the double murder cases in Chhudani and another in Bahadurgarh. He would be presented in the local court on Tuesday.


Myanmar envoy to look for  business opportunities
Sonepat, March 18
Mr U Kyaw Thu, Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar, will visit here on March 25 for exploring the possibility of business in agricultural sector as well as the small and medium business enterprises.


Students of Modern School are all smiles after the end of their Class X Board examination in the Capital on Monday.
FREE AT LAST: Students of Modern School are all smiles after the end of their Class X Board examination in the Capital on Monday. 

Copying menace sets board a-thinking
Faridabad, March 18
The use of unfair means in the board exams of Haryana continues to rattle the education authorities that are preparing to hold the matric and middle level examinations from tomorrow. The plus II exams held by the State Education Board had not been trouble-free either. The board authorities and the flying squads deputed during the 10+2 exams had booked at least 114 cases of copying and caught two youths impersonating as examinees at two centres.


Court moved for stopping sale of spurious liquor
New Delhi, March 18
With only ten days left for Holi, the festival of colours, the Delhi High Court today issued a notice to the Government on a petition seeking all possible and appropriate steps to stop the sale of spurious liquor. 


10 per cent adults in grip of heart ailments
Gurgaon, March 18
The incidence of heart disease is on the rise in India with around 10 per cent of adult population having Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) which is a major killer all over the world.


Five teams for Second Division NFL
New Delhi, March 18
Five prominent soccer teams will participate in the Second Division National Football League matches to be held at the Ambedkar Stadium from March 20 to 28. Border Security Force (BSF), Bengal-Mumbai Club, Indian Nationals (Delhi), Assam State Electricity Board Club and Haryana Accountant General Club are in the fray.

TYCA lift SAIL Cricket Trophy
New Delhi, March 18
Ashish Sharma played a capital knock of 64 runs, studded with seven boundaries off 69 balls, to star in Trans Yamuna Cricket Association’s (TYCA) thrilling seven-run victory against Indian Airlines to lift the SAIL Trophy Cricket Tournament title at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.
Former Indian Test opener Chetan Chauhan giving away the SAIL Trophy to TYCA captain Rajinder Madan, in the presence of another former Indian player, Surinder Khanna and Dr S S Sareen and T K Bhowmik of SAIL.
Former Indian Test opener Chetan Chauhan giving away the SAIL Trophy to TYCA captain Rajinder Madan, in the presence of another former Indian player, Surinder Khanna and Dr S S Sareen and T K Bhowmik of SAIL.

heading together
Heading Together

BSF win Police Band competition
New Delhi, March 18
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) took the first and second position in brass band in the All-India Police Band Competition, organised by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), at Pinjore (Haryana) from March 13 to 16.

Inter-Power Sector Athletic Meet
New Delhi, March 18
The fifth Inter-Power Sector Athletic Meet will be organised by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on March 20 and 21. Over 125 athletes from seven power sector undertakings are taking part in the meet.

Hemant Yadav shines for Delhi Club
New Delhi, March 18
A fine knock of 52 runs by Hemant Yadav helped Delhi Cricket Club beat Universal Club by four runs in the DDCA A-II Division League at the Yamuna Vihar Sports Complex II ground. The half century of Hemant Yadav was studded with several knocks all over the ground, drawing the applause of the spectators who had come out in large numbers.

  • Sanjay Saini helps NDMC win

  • Virender Bhoj stars in HDFC's victory


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