Wednesday, March 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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L-G unfolds reform road map
New Delhi, March 26
The Government of NCT of Delhi will undertake institutional reform and restructuring of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). 
Sheila Dikshit and her colleagues during the first day of the Budget session of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in the Capital on Tuesday.
Sheila Dikshit and her colleagues during the first day of the Budget session of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in the Capital on Tuesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Fracas in court over ‘difficult’ litigant 
Rewari, March 26
The case of merciless beating of a young litigant by some advocates outside the courtroom during working hours here on Monday has taken an ugly turn with the rival parties making written complaints to the police.

Two cops held in custody death case 
Sonepat, March 26
The Murthal Police have arrested Nawal Singh Tanwar, an inspector, and Raj Singh, an assistant sub-inspector, in connection with the alleged custody death of Mr Naresh Kumar, a dhaba owner.

Cine stars Amitabh Bachchan and Sunjay Dutt
Cine stars Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt at a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday to promote the International Film Academy Awards to be held in Malaysia on April 6. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Play Holi in the closet on DU campus this year
New Delhi, March 26
Roadside Romeos and eve-teasers, beware. You may end with a bruise or, worse still, a few broken bones on Holi. Alarmed over the growing incidence of eve-teasing and hooliganism on the campus, the Delhi University authorities have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that the festival of colours is not marred by any unpleasant incident among the student community. 

Children’s home downs shutters
Faridabad, March 26
It is official now. The District Administration has finally closed the street children’s home, which has about 45 inmates. The decade-old outfit of the Children Welfare Council could not get the requisite financial support, even though it was being funded under a Union Government scheme. 

Insurance co told to cough up Rs 24 lakh in relief
Faridabad, March 26
An insurance company has been ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 24 lakh to the kin of an Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) who was killed in a road accident in the district in 1999. 

Trader fired at in Azadpur Mandi
New Delhi, March 26
Unidentified assailants in a car fired at a Haryana-based businessmen who deals in fruits and vegetables in Azadpur Mandi. Two of his associates were also seriously injured in the attack in Rohini area of North-district. The victims, Daleep, a resident of Kharkhoda, Om Prakash and Sanjay of Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, were admitted to a nearby hospital where doctors on duty stated that Om Prakash was in a critical condition. 

DSGMC staff disband union, get sops in return
New Delhi, March 26
The DSGMC staff union was today disbanded in a deal, which entails higher salaries and several welfare sops for the employees. The staff union had been agitating against the high-handedness of the DSGMC officials and demanding parity with the SGPC employees. 


Single economic zone, private sector participation key to NCR’s success
New Delhi, March 26
The success of the National Capital Region depends on the creation of a single economic zone with an integrated development plan and the participation of private sector in the infrastructure sector, according to experts. “The success hinges on the creation of barrier-free economic activity with similar facilities throughout the region.

MC members lead traffic blockade
Jhajjar, March 26
Four members of the local Municipal Committee (MC) along with their supporters staged a dharna and came out on the roads to register their protest against the inefficiency and dismal performance of the local civic body, here today. 

Probe into Loharu violence demanded
Rohtak, March 26
The Rashtriya Ekta Abhiyan (National Solidarity Campaign) has demanded a judicial inquiry into the incidents at Loharu in Bhiwani district on March 17 in which shops and houses of the minority community members were damaged.

Schemes for BPL girls
Sonepat, March 26
The Haryana Government has launched a series of welfare schemes for the girls belonging to the families living below the poverty line (BPL) in the state. Giving this information, Mr S. N. Roy, Deputy Commissioner, told mediapersons here today that the schemes included financial assistance to the BPL parents soon after the birth of the child.

‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ to seek a fair deal for Kiloi 
Rohtak, March 26
A former minister, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, will launch a ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ from Sanghi, native village of HPCC chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to highlight the problems being faced by the people in Kiloi assembly segment on March 31.

Women protest against poor water supply
Sonepat, March 26
A large number of women carrying pitchers on their heads took out a procession here today in protest against the erratic supply of drinking water in Dhanakan Basti near the bus stand in the city.

Paint the town red, but do follow certain dos
Holi is no longer just plain old gulal and buckets of water. It is the time of the year when colours are more than just colours. For they can be effectively turned into highly sophisticated means of warfare and also a means to win hearts. And with a little ingenuity you could also woo and win hearts. A bucketful of coloured water is all it takes to tell your nasty neighbour who is the cock of the walk.

  • Holi Shopping

Phone services disrupted 
Panipat, March 26
Telephone services in several parts of the city were disrupted following cutting of the optical fibre cable allegedly by the Public Health Department (PHD) near the Bawail chowk on Monday night.

Farmer killed by ‘friends’ in field
Jhajjar, March 26
A farmer was allegedly murdered by four persons in Luksar village of the district on Monday night. According to police sources, the deceased, Balwan Singh, had gone to the fields with Anil, Naresh, Ramraj and Pappu, who were known to him, on Monday night. 
  • Knocked down
  • Chain snatched 
  • Youth murdered

Army recruitment camp for Faridabad residents from April 3 
Faridabad, March 26
A recruitment drive for the Army will be held at Delhi Cantonment for the residents of Faridabad district from April 3. According to Maj V. K. Purohit of the Independent Recruiting Centre, Delhi, screening test will be held from April 3 to 7 at Army Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment, for the recruitment of general duty and technical service soldiers.

  • Old age pension
  • Petrol pumps booked
  • Ban on construction

Man found murdered in house
New Delhi, March 26
Gyan Ram Gupta (70) was reportedly murdered in his house in Dilshad Garden in North-East district this afternoon. He used to live alone in the house. The incident came to light when somebody went to meet him in the afternoon. He knocked at the gate of the victim repeatedly.


Noida telecom raking in profits
Noida, March 26
Noida telecom exchange which inaugurated the wireless local loop last week, is the highest revenue earner among the telecom districts of the country. The wireless in local loop has a radial distance of 5 km. The other advantage of this is that the work of the lineman is obviated and there is no disturbance either.


MDU to release marksheets of BE exams soon
Rohtak, March 26
The Maharshi Dayanand University Controller of Examinations, Dr K. C. Bhardwaj, said that the detailed marks certificates (DMCs) of the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) examinations conducted in December and January would be released within two or three days. 

MDU budget approved
Rohtak, March 26
The Court of Maharshi Dayanand University has approved the annual budget for the coming year at its annual meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Haryana Governor and Chancellor of the university Babu Parmanand.


Tutak Tutak man warms  the cockles of your heart
Punjabi music has always been favourite with dance parties or other occasions, because its lyrics and music enthrals the audiences’ every time. Nowadays, many new singers are popping up in the field of singing. But, few of them could retain their prestige. One such artist is Malkit Singh. The Bhangara star of ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’, Malkit Singh was recently in Delhi for the promotion of his latest album ‘Paro’.
After being trained in India, Malkit migrated to London for the promotion of the Punjabi music and earn a name in music. After presenting live shows in more than 27 countries including Canada, America and London, he is now determined to carry on his live shows in India.

Bhangara star Malkit Singh performing in Delhi for the promotion of his latest album. 


Nationals, Bengal Mumbai record identical wins
New Delhi, March 26
Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Senior League runners-up SAIL-Indian Nationals and Bengal Mumbai Football Club registered identical victories to ensure their berths in the final round in Phase II of the Second Division National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday. The final round of the league will be held in Pondicherry in April. Indian Nationals downed Border Security Force, Jalandhar 2-0 to earn full points while Bengal Mumbai ousted AG Audit, Haryana (Chandigarh) 2-0.

Indian Nationals (black & white) and BSF, Jalandhar (red) in the Second Division National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 
Indian Nationals (black & white) and BSF, Jalandhar (red) in the Second Division National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.

Chandu Borde to receive Padma Bhushan award
New Delhi, March 26
Former India player and current chairman of the senior national selection committee Chandu Borde will be conferred the Padman Bhushan award by the President K R Narayanan at an investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday. Borde was felicitated by the Delhi and District Cricket Association on being selected for the coveted award.

kudos to Borde: Chairman of the senior cricket selection committee Chandu Borde (right) being felicitated by DDCA vice-president C K Khanna in the Capital on Tuesday.

Frank Anthony enter cricket semis
New Delhi, March 26
Frank Anthony Public School beat Modern School, Barakhamba Road by 162 runs to enter the semi-final of the Jivanjor Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharti School ground, Pitampura in the Capital on Tuesday. 


New traffic scheme in GK Market
New Delhi, March 26
To tackle the parking problem, smoother movement of vehicles and to reduce vehicular congestion in Greater Kailash-II Market, the Delhi Traffic Police introduced a new traffic circulation scheme in the area in association with the shopkeepers’ union of the market.


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