Tuesday, April 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DTC: The art of milking a dry cow
New Delhi, April 1
There are politicians and there are politicians. Some milk a cow dry, others have mastered the art of milking a dry cow. This in short is the gist of the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

Razed colony residents too stunned to react 
Faridabad, April 1
An uneasy clam prevailed today in the ill-fated Rahul Colony, which had to face the fury of the demolition squad on Sunday. Residents, whose houses were razed to clear the site for a golf course, were still too stunned to react; they were yet to reconcile to the fact that they were now homeless.

Sheila gives her recipe for water conservation
New Delhi, April 1
That water is indeed becoming a scarce commodity and the situation warrants tougher measures was driven home on Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Arab students protest outside the UN office in the Capital, calling for an end to American threats against Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
Arab students protest outside the UN office in the Capital, calling for an end to American threats against Iraq, Iran and North Korea. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

MCD meets on April 10 to elect Mayor
New Delhi, April 1
The first meeting of the newly-elected Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on April 10 to elect the mayor, deputy mayor and members of the statutory committee.

Private firm to sweep Jhajjar clean
Jhajjar, April 1
The responsibility of sanitation and cleanliness in the sub-divisional town of Bahadurgarh has been handed over to a private firm, which is set to begin the work tomorrow in 13 wards of the town. A Delhi-based firm, Quick Cleaning, has signed a three-year contract with the municipality in this regard.

Cops search Sis Ganj Gurdwara for militant
New Delhi, April 1
A section of the Sikh community has taken umbrage at the police raid on Sis Ganj Gurdwara, to flush out a suspected militant. The police had raided the gurdwara on a specific tip-off during the weekend, but had to return empty handed. 

Country liquor kills two
Noida, April 1
Two persons lost their lives after consuming country liquor in Kanarsi village while three are struggling between life and death in a local hospital. Chander, 50, and Inder, 35, had a bout of country liquor on Sunday night. Both of them vomited and had loose motions.


Cong to take decision on Mayor today
New Delhi, April 1
The new Mayor of Delhi would be decided tomorrow with senior Congress leaders, including AICC general secretary Kamal Nath, DPCC president Subhash Chopra and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, holding closed door meetings.

PM urged to nationalise water distribution
Gurgaon, April 1
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has appealed to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to nationalise the water distribution in the country.

Minimum wages of workers revised 
New Delhi, April 1
The Government of NCT of Delhi has revised the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers after accommodating the dearness allowance (DA) to be released with effect from February 1 this year.

Chautala tells party workers to play proactive role 
Jhajjar, April 1
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala urged his party workers to convey the policies of the state government to the people so that they were not influenced by the false campaign of the Opposition against his government. 

New Hafed warehouse opened
Rewari, April 1
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated the Hafed Warehouse having a capacity of 3000 MT here today. It has been constructed at a cost of about Rs 35 lakh.

‘People can’t be made fool by flowery speeches’
aptain Ram Singh, a retired army officer, who was a nominated member of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, has a bitter experience of the functioning of some BJP workers and corporators.

Track deaths, a headache for cops
Faridabad, April 1
Identification of persons who have been run over by trains passing through the district seems to have become a headache to the railway police officials here. The police have not been able to identify about a dozen persons killed in such accidents in the past two months in the district.

Two run over by trains
Ghaziabad, April 1
Two persons, including one police constable, were run over by a train while a worker of a paper mill was found dead under mysterious circumstances here in the past 24 hours.

Youth killed, two women hurt as tractor rams scooter 
Rohtak, April 1
A youth was killed and two women were injured when a scooter carrying them was hit by a tractor near Farmana village today. According to information, Balram, a resident of Badesara village, was going to his village along with his mother and sister on a scooter when a tractor rammed into the two-wheeler.
  • Chain snatched
  • Power Plant
  • Seven booked
  • Body found
  • Ekta manch
  • Revolt
  • Wheat seized
  • Road construction
  • Couple assaulted

New president for Nirankari Mandal
New Delhi, April 1
Mr Amrik Singh, a former bureaucrat and the secretary of the Sant Nirankari Mandal, has been nominated the mandal’s new president. He took over charge today. Four new members have also been appointed to the executive committee. 


Nine cars seized from notorious auto-lifter
New Delhi, April 1
With the arrest of a notorious auto-lifter, the South district police today claimed to have solved as many as 23 cases of auto theft. As many as nine Maruti cars were seized from him.

House of  Panipat  industrialist robbed
Panipat, April 1
Cash, jewellery and other articles worth lakhs of rupees have reportedly been looted from the house of an industrialist in the posh Yamuna Enclave here. The burglary came to the notice when the industrialist, Mr Ashok Goyal, the owner of Aggarsain Wooltex here, returned home with his family members from his native Nabha town in Punjab Nabha on Sunday around 8.00 pm. According to information, he had gone to Nabha on March 25. 

Youths beat up fruit vendor for demanding his dues
Jhajjar, April 1
Some youths reportedly beat up a fruit vendor for demanding the dues they owed him on account of the fruits they had bought from his shop in Badli village of the district today.


Big plan to improve academic standards: Chautala
Sonepat, April 1
The Haryana Government has taken a series of steps to improve the standard of education in primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools run by it under the new educational policy.

Truant lecturers to be brought to book
Sonepat, April 1
Emboldened by the success to check absenteeism among the lecturers in government colleges, the Haryana Government has tightened its noose around the lecturers working in the non-government colleges of the state also.


Judge lists steps to speed up disposal of cases
Gurgaon, April 1
A judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice V. K. Bali, has directed the judges here to adopt measures for the speedy disposal of cases. Mr Bali, who reached here on Sunday evening for the annual inspection of the Gurgaon courts and jail complex, suggested that the judges should cut short the adjournments in the cases.


Winds of change sweep Delhi soccer
New Delhi, April 1
Soccer in Delhi is on the upswing. The game has been in the doghouse for quite some time. But moving with the changing times, the local clubs have effected meaningful changes in their set up, to bring in more money through sponsorship deals, and also injecting a semblance of order and professionalism in the running of the clubs to sustain in this competitive field.

Vijay Singh tunes up for ‘Bilt Skins Golf’ 
New Delhi, April 1
Vijay Singh, one of the biggest names in the world of golf, ranked number 8th, has won the Shell Houston Open PGA Tour title, just three weeks before he is scheduled to play in India.

Vicky Shaw wins Greater Noida golf
New Delhi, April 1
The signature championship golf course at Greater Noida organised an invitational golf tournament on Sunday in association with Can Support, a non-profitable society that provides information and support to people with cancer and their families. The tournament saw participants from diverse fields - arts, sports, defence, administration and business.

Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja with the winners of Greater Noida golf tournament.
Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja with the winners of Greater Noida golf tournament.

Atwal, Mukesh get easy first round
New Delhi April 1
Top seed Arjun Atwal and No 2 seed Mukesh Kumar drew relatively easy first-round opponents, but fifth seed Arjun Singh and No 6 Uttam Singh Mundy will have their task cut out when the Rs 10 lakh prize money SRF All-India Matchplay Championship starts at the Delhi Golf Club course on Tuesday.

Chand Khanna beat Mohan Meakin in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 1
Chand Khanna beat Mohan Meakin by 42 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Vihar Sports Complex ground.

Sports corner
Jagdish, Gaurav star in Daryaganj Gym’s win
New Delhi, April 1
A brilliant unbeaten 76 (7x4, 3x6) by Jagdish Singh and a deadly bowling spell of 3 for 16 by Gaurav Malhotra helped Daryaganj Gymkhana beat R P Academy by 37 runs in the first Krishna Verma Memorial League-cum-knockout Cricket Tournament at the Poorvi Delhi Sports Complex ground.


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