Thursday, March 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Cops tying loose-ends
Natasha mystery will be cleared in two to three days: Police chief 
New Delhi, March 20
The police today claimed that it would clear the mystery surrounding the death of Natasha Singh in the next 48 hours. They were in the process of tying up some loose-ends.

‘Papa will set things right’ syndrome afflicts super brats
New Delhi, March 20
As Delhiites recover from the shock of the sensational death of Natasha Singh, questions are being raised about the rising crime graph among the rich and the powerful of the city.

MCD polls: Akalis are testing waters
New Delhi, March 20
For the rival Akali factions, little is at stake in terms of seats in the forthcoming civic polls. However, the vote share in the municipal wards they are contesting would be a good indicator of which way the Sikh voters would swing during the Gurdwara elections.


Lady’s touch
Lady’s touch

BJP digs up criminal records
New Delhi, March 20
As campaigning draws to a close ahead of Sunday’s civic elections, the rhetoric has got shriller with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress trading charges and counter-charges.

A case of fence eating the crop
Gurgaon, March 20
The police in Gurgaon seem to have taken a leaf from the book of land sharks and poached upon the government land in the city where there is a high premium on the real estate.

Advocates assault cops in court complex
Ghaziabad, March 20
Two constables, who were investigating the theft of a motorcycle in the district court complex, were assaulted by three persons. 

ASI gets lifer in dowry case
New Delhi, March 20
Taking strong exception to the conduct of a law enforcer who turned into a lawbreaker, a Delhi court today sentenced to life a Delhi police official and his son in a dowry death case. 


Noida, Ghaziabad fail to attract fresh investments
Lack of infrastructure, amenities cited as reasons
New Delhi, March 20
Lack of infrastructure facilities in western Uttar Pradesh, especially Noida and Ghaziabad, has impeded industrial growth in the region, industrial representatives of the apex industry body, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), said here today.

 A foreigner in a Gandhi cap in the Capital on Wednesday.
Alien in MCD land: A foreigner in a Gandhi cap in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

No new CGHS dispensaries in NCR
New Delhi, March 20
The Central Government Health Services (CGHS) dispensaries are already functioning in the cities of Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad where CGHS beneficiaries are given OPD treatment. 

Road modernised in record time
Sonepat, March 20
The work for the widening and modernising of the 56-km-long road between the inter-state Yamuna bridge and Gohana town (National Highway No. 11) has been completed in a record time of one year.

Huda to regularise basements in markets
Faridabad, March 20
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has decided to regularise the basements developed in various market places in urban sectors here. However, only those basements will be regularised which were constructed before June 2001, and the applicants will have to pay a penalty for this.

1,300 bitten by stray animals in Faridabad
Faridabad, March 20
Dogs, pigs and monkeys here bit at least 1,300 persons in the past 11 days. They were given anti-rabies treatment at Bhadshah Khan civil hospital here. The menace of stray animals has alarmed the people who simply do not know how to tackle with the situation. The administration on its part says all the stray animals including pigs, dogs and monkeys will be caged and sent to a distant place. The team deputed caught three pigs here on Tuesday.

A beast of a problem.
A beast of a problem.

Computerised centres for power complaints
Sonepat, March 20
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has set up the computerised complaint centres in different parts of the city for a speedy redressal of the grievances of the power consumers.

Army recruitment camp on April 15
Panipat, March 20
An army recruitment camp for aspirants from Panipat district will be held at Hisar Cantonment on April 15. Besides, another camp will be held for the wards of ex-servicemen and widows on April 16.

Police nab elusive undertrial prisoner
Rohtak, March 20
The police arrested an undertrial prisoner, Pramod, who had recently escaped from the police custody, from the Gandhi Camp area on Tuesday evening. According to police sources, the Sampla police had arrested Rajender and Pramod on the charge of stealing electricity cables.
  • Clinic in the dock
  • Seminar on JP
  • Convocation held
  • Eye camp
  • 51 autos fined
  • Copying cases
  • HVP rally on April 6
  • Dowry death
  • Polio camp

L-G reviews election  arrangements
New Delhi, March 20
Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor, who reviewed the preparations for Sunday’s Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, has directed the 35 poll expenditure observers to keep a watch on the election processes and the police to launch a drive in slums to check trade and consumption of illicit liquor and bootlegging.


Woman held for Rs 60 lakh fraud on bank
Faridabad, March 20
The CIA wing of the local police has arrested a woman from Ropar district in connection with a fraud of Rs 60 lakh, inflicted on the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) here last year.

Husband booked for woman’s suicide
Panipat, March 20
The Model Town police have registered a case against four residents of Binjohl village on the charges of forcing a married woman, Sarla, into suicide for not bringing enough dowry.

Four forge DDs to dupe loan aspirants
New Delhi, March 20
With the arrest of four persons, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket in forging bank drafts and seized five such drafts, Rs 40,000 cash and a computer.

Man held for raping,  murdering minor
New Delhi, March 20
The South district police arrested a sweeper for raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl on Monday (March 18) in a jungle in Ambedkar Nagar. The accused, Kamal Kumar (20) of Dakshin Puri, lured the minor girl, a class 2 student, to a nearby jungle and raped her. After that, he killed her by hitting her head with a stone.

No clue to abducted youth
Ghaziabad, March 20
The police have not been able to trace the youth kidnapped from Sahibabad police station area since February 24. A ransom of Rs. 6 lakh has been demanded. The kidnappers are reportedly in touch with the family of the youth, it is learnt.


Ravi Sinha new CII state council chief
New Delhi, March 20
The CEO and group head of SRF Ltd, Mr Ravi Sinha, has taken over as the Chairman of the Delhi State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He succeeds Mr Ajay S. Shriram, chairman and senior managing director, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd.


Three-day conference on education
New Delhi, March 20
Hundreds of professionals from the Indian and foreign universities, displaying academic wares and options, will be available to answer questions on varied issues relating to quality, expenses and careers, during the three-day “Education India 2002” conference to be held here from March 23.

Teleconference to link 78,000 Ignou awardees 
ver 78,000 Ignou students shall be awarded degrees/diplomas and certificates at the 13th convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on March 21, 2002, in the Capital. The convocation will be attended simultaneously through tele-conferencing by at 21 regional centres of the university. Nationwide live telecast will be available on ‘Gyan Darshan’ channel.
  • Green Business Strategies
  • Bhasin lecture
  • NDIM convocation
  • Knowledge  management
  • E-Commerce Lab
  • Governing body
  • Essay contest

A cultural extravaganza at Jamia Millia
If you are looking for an evening of enjoyable and relaxed cultural extravaganza in the national Capital, the cultural functions held at Jamia Millia Islamia should be your obvious destination. The line-up of events during its recently held ‘Enigma’, was an overwhelming success. It attracted huge participation from all over the country.
Jamia Millia VC sits mesmerised by the cultural programme.
Jamia Millia VC sits mesmerised by the cultural programme.


Nationals score facile victory
New Delhi, March 20
Three goals, including two in a row, by striker Michel Onengiye Ofori was the highlight of DSA Senior Division League runners-up SAIL-Indian Nationals’ facile 4-1 victory against Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB), Guwahati, in a Phase-II second Division National Football League match at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday.

Players of Indian Nationals (in black and white ) and the Assam Electricity Board (in white) battling it out for supremacy in the 2nd Division NFL at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital . —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Players of Indian Nationals (in black and white ) and the Assam Electricity Board (in white) battling it out for supremacy in the 2nd Division NFL at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital

Shilpi Samiyar, Dinesh Rawat win 200m golds
New Delhi, March 20
Shilpi Samiyar of National Hydro- Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) and Dinesh Rawat of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) emerged the fastest sprinters when they won the 200 m races in the fifth Inter-Power Sector Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday.
Indu Bidani of NHPC, who won the shot put gold, in action during the Inter-Power Sector Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Indu Bidani of NHPC, who won the shot put gold, in action during the Inter-Power Sector Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Indian girl for Special Olympics
New Delhi, March 20
Tamana Chona of Delhi is one of the 12 International Special Olympic athletes who have been selected to deliver the movement’s messages around the world.

Nikhil stars for St. Marks 


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