Wednesday, April 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Who will demolish the mafia?
Officials who winked at Rahul Colony encroachments yet to be nailed
Faridabad, April 2
Even though the Faridabad Authorities succeeded in demolishing a number of illegal clusters in the ill-fated Rahul Colony on Sunday, the encroachment mafia, which is largely responsible for developing such unauthorised colonies, is still at large.

  • Robbed at gun point

Coffee homes are not DTTDC’s cup of tea
New Delhi, April 2
The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation’s (DTTDC’s) ambitious plan of opening coffee homes in Paschim Vihar and elsewhere, and reinventing the existing outlets to suit the modern palate, has come under a cloud after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in his report for the year ending March 2001 pulled up the Corporation for the “injudicious” decision to open a coffee home at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGAI) and shutting shop in under four years, resulting in accumulated losses and locking up of funds.


Singing sensation Shibani Kashyap casting a spell on the audience during the 10th Annual Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of the Liver.

Cops indicted for illegal detention
Noida, April 2
A probe report by the anti-corruption wing has found that a former Staff Officer, two SIs and two others of the Surajpur police station here had accepted Rs 50,000 as bribe and detained a person in the police lockup illegally. The incident occurred last year. The report has created panic among the police force in the district.

City grinds to a halt, to pave the way for CM
Panipat, April 2
The visit of Haryana Chief Minister and the INLD chief, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to the city today created problems for the motorists on G.T. Road and Assandh Road even as the PWD Rest House was virtually converted into a police cantonment.

Haryana farmers told to fend for themselves
Panipat, April 2
In a decision that could spell doom for the farmers, the Haryana Government has decided not be procure paddy from them in the next kharif season. The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautla, gave an indication to this effect while addressing the district-level workers convention here today.

CNG car drivers told to notify changes
New Delhi, April 2
The owners and operators of CNG-retrofitted cars have to get the necessary changes made in their certificate of registration till April-end. 


Haryana has no need for POTA, says Chautala
Rewari, April 2
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has asserted that the state government would not have to resort to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) as communal harmony and peace prevailed throughout Haryana. He made this assertion at a press conference here on Monday evening. 

All police stations to be linked to NCRB 
Sonepat, April 2
All police stations in the country would be linked to the National Crime Records Bureau, New Delhi, to keep up-to-date records of various crimes committed in the states.

He soldiered on despite polio-stricken leg
New Delhi, April 2
In 1994, this man came into limelight with a free career guidance-cum-employment assistance camp which had been organised in the open at Jagriti Enclave, Vikas Marg. More then a thousand job-seekers participated in the camp and the national media covered the event in a big way.

Govt gears up for procurement
Rohtak, April 2
The state government has advised the district authorities to make elaborate arrangements for the procurement of the golden crop in the coming harvesting season. The harvesting of the wheat crop is likely to start in a few days and the grain will start coming to the markets. 

Put a tinge of colour to your crowning glory
Hair colour is not something that you are born with and stuck up with for the rest of your life. Thanks to the invention called hair colour, you can now sport the tinge and the look you so adore. Unlike our skin tones, the colour of hair is much easier to change. 

  • For entrepreneurs
  • Outfits a la mode
  • Photo Exhibition

Sheila reviews power situation
New Delhi, April 2
The Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday asked the senior officer of the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) to continuously monitor the power situation in the Capital during the ensuing summer months.

  • Holla Mohalla  celebrated
  • New Haj panel chief

Five killed in truck-Sumo collision
Noida, April 2
Five persons were killed and three, including a father-son duo were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a Sumo near Kote village in Dadri. Sumo was going from Delhi to Etah carrying some people for a wedding. 

Haryana Education Board to hold Class 10 Maths paper
on April 6
Faridabad, April 2
The Haryana Education Board has decided to hold the Matric Maths paper on April 6. The paper was cancelled after it had leaked and was reportedly sold at various places on March 25. According to the district education officials, the paper in the district would be held between 2 pm and 5 pm at various centres.
  • Bank loan
  • Car accident
  • Liquor seized
  • CM’s visit
  • Power crisis
  • Water supply disrupted
  • Student killed
  • Student assaulted

Head of pilgrim smashed by truck
New Delhi, April 2
The head of an 18-year-old girl, Rinku, who was part of a group that came from Patiala to visit gurdwaras in the Capital and nearby areas, was reportedly smashed by a truck in the Badarpur area in south Delhi this afternoon.

  • Headache forces her  to commit suicide


Car borrowed by tehsildar seized in Delhi
Rohtak, April 2
A Maruti car, owned by a local property dealer and allegedly taken away by suspended Tehsildar Mohinder Singh Kadiyan, was seized today by the Delhi Police as ‘unclaimed property’.

Junk dealer, wife stabbed to death in Bawana
New Delhi, April 2
Three unidentified persons intruded into the house of a junk dealer, Raj Kumar Gupta (30), at Shiv Vihar in Bawana in the wee hours of today and stabbed him and his 28-year-old wife, Neelam, to death. The assailants escaped under the cover of darkness.

Businessmen assaulted, robbed of car at red light
New Delhi, April 2
In a shocking incident, four youths dragged two businessmen brothers out of their Maruti car at the red light signal at Guru Nanak Chowk near Ram Lila Ground in front of several onlookers, hit them on the heads with a revolver butt and sped away with the vehicle and Rs 1.5 lakh. The incident occurred on Monday evening.


Mines generate Rs 87 crore for Haryana
Faridabad, April 2
Mines and related activities in the district contributed a revenue of Rs 87.34 crore to the state exchequer during the financial year 2001-2002. The revenue collected as royalty was approximately 23.21 crore more than the previous year.


Theatre activists to combat communalism 
New Delhi, April 2
Jana Natya Manch, Delhi, organized an ‘All India Meeting of Street Theatre Activists’. Groups represented at the meeting included Praja Natya Mandali (which has 20,000 members in over 1,000 units across Andhra Pradesh), Samudaya (a statewide cultural movement in Karnataka), IPTA, West Bengal (more than 350 units across the state), and several others.


Arjun Atwal loses to dark horse Suleman Ali
New Delhi, April 2
The vagaries of Matchplay format hit the Rs 10 lakh SR All-India Matchplay championship in the very first match of the first round, when top-speed Arjun Atwal was shown the door by unheralded Suleman Ali at the Delhi Golf Club, on Tuesday.

Citi Bank launches FIFA World Cup Card
New Delhi, April 2
Citibank today announced the launch of the Citibank Master Card 2002 FIFA World Cup Card, the first ever card of its kind in India. MasterCard is an official sponsor and the official Card of the 2002 FIFA World Cup being hosted during May-June, in Korea and Japan.

Sumit Dogra shines with the bat
New Delhi, April 2
A stroke-filled unbeaten 56 by Sumit Dogra, with two sixes and three fours off 59 balls, powered Youngsters Club beat Delhi Development Authority XI by six wickets in the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital. Sumit Dogra was adjudged the man of the match.

  • Oberoi enter cricket final

Jiten Bhutani bowls NDTV to victory
New Delhi, April 2
A devastating bowling spell of 6 for 24 by Jiten Bhutani helped NDTV beat Adidas by six wickets to enter the semi-final of the nitn Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. NDTV will meet SAR Group in the semi-final.

  • HCA enter cricket semis

Karun to race in British F3
New Delhi, April 2
Karun Chandhok, the 18-year-old JK Tyre prodigy, is all set for the first race of the British F3 2002 at the Brands Hatch Circuit, following month-long pre-season test-drives across circuits in England.


EDMs to accept cheques on traffic challans
New Delhi, April 2
The Delhi Police are planning to install Express Depository Machines (EDMs) to facilitate motorists and others to pay their challans by dropping the cheques of compounding amounts in the machine.


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