Thursday, April 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


N A T I O N A L  C A P I T A L  R E G I O N
Top stories | Community | Crime | Business  
  Education | Health | Sports  


Make CNG available first, CM tells Centre
New Delhi, April 10
Barely a few hours after meeting with Union Petroleum Minister Ram Naik and agreeing to the setting up of two committees to “monitor” and “expedite” the conversion of Capital’s bus fleet to CNG-mode, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit – while accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of politicising the issue – struck an equally belligerent posture by insisting on the Centre first making adequate supplies of the gas available.

Kids cool their heels as buses fail to keep date
New Delhi, April 10
The government’s decision to reopen schools brought more distress than succour to the school children and their parents. 

The plight of commuters increases as schools in Delhi reopen after two days, reverting about 1000 buses for the students.
In Video(28k, 56k)


Faridabad industry needs a kiss of life
Faridabad, April 10
A sea complains that it wants water! Well, that is what is happening in Faridabad. The city contributes about Rs 650 crore in the form of annual taxes to the state exchequer and Rs 560 crore to the central pool. Still, it is ailing for want of funds and badly needs a kiss of life.

Mystery death of BA student in her flat
Noida, April 10
Mystery shrouds the death of 28-year-old Prabha Singh, a member of the UP State SC-ST Commission and a BA first year student. Prabha Singh reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself with her saree in her official flat.

DVB bids below par, companies lay down terms
New Delhi, April 10
With the companies today bidding below par and laying down certain conditions for take over of the loss-making Delhi Vidyut Board, the privatisation of the energy sector in the Capital could encounter some stumbling blocks. 


New team takes over at MCD
New Delhi, April 10
Ms Jaishree Panwar, Congress Councillor from Greater Kailash I and Mr Panna Lal Khairwal from Madangir were sworn in as Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively today. Mr Ram Babu Sharma was nominated as the Leader of the House and Chairman of the Standing Committee.

(Left to right) New Leader of the House of MCD Ram Babu Sharma, Mayor Jaishree Panwar and Congress Councillor Shallu Malik after their elections at Town Hall in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
 New Leader of the House of MCD Ram Babu Sharma, Mayor Jaishree Panwar and Congress Councillor Shallu Malik after their elections at Town Hall in the Capital on Wednesday.

Self-employment ‘the only solution’ to joblessness 
Gurgaon, April 10
Self-employment is the only solution to the unemployment problem in the state, said the MLA and former State Transport Minister, Mr Dharambir Singh. Jobs in the government sector are not available and in private sectors, the youths do not get emoluments as per their ability.

South African judge calls for structural changes in society
Rohtak, April 10
“We need to make structural changes in our societies to achieve the goal of social justice,” this was stated by Justice Zakeria Mohammed Yacoob of the Constitutional Court in the Republic of South Africa.

Indian democracy standing on foundation of graft: Vittal
Ghaziabad, April 10
The Indian democracy is standing on the foundation of corruption. This was stated by Central Vigilance Commissioner N. Vittal while presiding over the seminar on corporate governance in the BLS Institute of Management in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad on Monday.

Noida memorial to honour Kargil heroes
New Delhi, April 10
A memorial built to honour those who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil war by the residents of Noida will be jointly dedicated to the nation by the three services chiefs on April 13.

Computers to link police stations
Rohtak, April 10
The police stations in Haryana will be linked to the State Police Headquarters and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) through a computer network. Speaking at a ‘meet the Press” programme organised by the Press Club here today, Mr Alok Rai, the SSP who assumed charge recently, informed that five police stations in Rohtak district would be covered in the first phase of computerisation in the state.

Pickpocketing on the rise around India Gate
New Delhi, April 10
Organised gangs of pickpockets are having a field day at the children’s park at India Gate where hundreds of parents and children visit everyday. A large number of parents have complained of loosing their money and valuables at the hands of the nimble-fingered criminals.

SAD(B) hails govt refusal on pilgrims’ Pak visit
New Delhi, April 10
The Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today welcomed the government’s decision to refuse permission to the Sikh pilgrims to visit the historical gurdwara in Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi.

Govt staff union stages dharna
Rohtak, April 10
A large number of government employees of various departments led by Mr Jal Karan Balhara, chairman of the Haryana Karamchari Maha Sangh, staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here in protest against the non-acceptance of their long-pending demands and privatisation of the Transport Department today.

Petrol station owner arrested for fraud
Faridabad, April 10
The owner of a petrol pump here has been booked and arrested by the police in connection with a fraud. According to the complaint lodged with the police, the accused had issued a cheque of Rs 50 lakh to his partner for taking over the pump in his name. But the cheque bounced when it was presented in the bank.
  • Scribes dharna
  • Purse snatched
  • Meet on house tax today
  • Demolition drive


Delhi policeman faces rape charge
Jhajjar, April 10
A 19-year-old unmarried girl was reportedly raped by her uncle (husband of her mother’s sister) Baljit Singh, a Delhi policeman, in Gubhana village of the district on the night of April 6.

Rs 13-lakh petrol pump robbery solved
Rewari, April 10
With the recent arrest of a hardened criminal, Raghbir alias Sahil alias Tagir Ahmad, resident of Kumoda village under the Jyotisar police station of Kurukshetra district in Haryana, by the Preet Vihar police (East Delhi), the long-pending Rs 13.39-lakh robbery of Jubilee Petrol Station near Bawal on National highway No 8 here has been solved.

490 power theft cases detected
Sonepat, April 10
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has stepped up its campaign against power theft in its Sonepat circle. The campaign so far has yielded good results.

Two of burglar gang nabbed, 17 cases solved
New Delhi, April 10
With the arrest of two desperate burglars of the Vishal and Nizam gang, the special staff of the West district police today claimed to have solved more than 17 cases of burglary in the district. Two button-actuated knives were seized from them.

In-laws arrested for dowry death
Rewari, April 10
The Dharuhera police have arrested Sardara Singh and Om Devi, father-in-law and mother-in-law respectively of Sumitra Devi, wife of Inderjit, in connection with the latter’s death.

20 govt  officials booked for ST racket
Rohtak, April10
Nearly 20 government officials along with several clerks and class IV employees have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with a sales tax evasion racket busted recently.

Cops save kids from house  set on fire  by father
New Delhi
SHO of the Chittaranjan Park police station Harcharan Singh and Constable Pitamber rescued the life of a girl and a boy when their house was set on fire by their father in a bid to commit suicide on Tuesday night.


‘Rain of gold’ for ghee consumers 
New Delhi, April 10
VRS Foods Limited, manufacturers of Paras brand of desi ghee and other dairy products, has just concluded a successful promotional contest, ‘Sone Ki Barsaat’. The contest was aimed at rewarding its ghee consumers.


Spreading computer literacy through teleconferencing 
ndira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) has launched a short-term computer literacy programme in the teleconferencing mode. The Ignou Vice-Chancellor, Prof H. P. Dikshit, said that the university was laying emphasis on “computer-enabled education” rather than “computer-based education”.
  • Amitech 2002 held
  • ‘Environmental Jurisprudence’
  • NIIT in Columbia

Jamia gesture to Gujarat 
In a splendid show of solidarity, the teachers and students of Jamia Millia Islamia have decided to sacrifice their annual dinner and welfare fund for the victims of Gujarat and Ahmedabad. At the annual function on April 2, students belonging to four houses of Jamia Millia Islamia, viz, Pink House, Kellat House, SRK House and Sartaj House, decided to cancel their annual dinner scheduled for April 8. Instead, they decided to donate the amount of Rs 60,000 (the budget for the dinner) for the welfare of the victims of the Gujarat violence. The provost of Kellat House, Mr Ishtiyak Zaidi, declared this at the function. Moreover, the students from MSW have organised themselves to collect clothes to be sent to the needy people of Gujarat.

  • Musical soiree


Public Health Dept workers up in arms
Sonepat, April 10
The agitating employees of the Public Health Department took out a procession here today to protest against the alleged highhandedness of the district and police administration and the arrest of the employees.



Shankar stars in bank win 
New Delhi, April 10
A brilliant all-round performance by skipper Bhola Shanker, who scored a strokeful 81 with ten fours and one six and then claimed three wickets for 50 runs, helped Syndicate Bank beat Sonnex Club by three runs in a thrilling DDCA League match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Komal sweeps three golds in athletics
New Delhi, April 10
Ramnik Singh of Guru Tegh Bahadur School, Mansarover Garden, who lifted the 100m title on Tuesday, completed a sprint double when he annexed the 200m gold too, when he clocked 23.0 secs in the Banarsidas Chandiwala Inter-School Sports Tournament at the Jawaharal Nehru Stadium in the Capital.

Sumit Dogra cracks century  in Sood Cricket
New Delhi, April 10
A swashbuckling unbeaten century knock of 110 off 102 balls with two sixes and eleven fours by Sumit Dogra powered Youngsters Cricket Club to a three wickets victory against State Bank of Patiala in the 12th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital.

Eight teams for Mayor’s Shield Cricket
New Delhi, April 10
Eight teams, divided into two groups, will participate in the third phase of the Mayor’s Shield Cricket Tournament to be held at the Mohan Meakin ground from May 20.

Gyan Bharati lose to Bournvita Academy
New Delhi, April 10
Former Test player Arun Lal’s Bournvita Cricket Academy defeated Gyan Bharati South Delhi Cricket Academy by five wickets in their tour of Kolkata.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |