Saturday, April 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Mewat women to audit govt works
Gohana (Mewat), April 12
The Mewat Development Agency (MDA) has decided to set up an apex ombudsman-type of body, comprising of elected women, to undertake social auditing of government measures and to voice their feelings on specific development needs.

CNG crisis: Some respite at weekend
New Delhi, April 12
There is no immediate respite on view in the transport crisis of the Capital even seven days after the Supreme Court imposed a penalty on plying of diesel buses. 

Shakarpur blaze claims four lives
New Delhi, April 12
Four people were killed and several others injured in a major fire that broke out in the Shakarpur area in the Capital in the wee hours today. According to the police, another fire broke out in the jhuggi cluster of New Kanchanpura near Raj Ghat.
The gutted slum cluster in Shakarpur.
The gutted slum cluster in Shakarpur. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Science teachers evaluate physical education papers
Jhajjar, April 12
Teachers of drawing, science and social studies evaluating the papers of physical education? Such a case has come to light at an evaluation centre in Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Bahadurgarh when the evaluation process began on Thursday.

Manoj Kumar Lal An officer with a knack for solving blind cases 
New Delhi, April 12
Admitting that he is not cut out for a nine-to-five job, former DCP East Delhi and now commandant of the First Battalion of the Delhi Armed Police, Manoj Kumar Lal, a 1990 batch IPS officer, has proved his mettle at solving criminal cases that leave a poignant imprint on the victim’s mind.

Haryana ban on fresh driving licences
Rohtak, April 12
Perturbed over the increasing incidence of fatal road accidents, Haryana Government has decided to ban issuance of new driving licenses, both for light and heavy vehicles.

Mother kills six children, herself
Ghaziabad, April 12
Fed up with poverty and ill health, a woman fed her six children food laced with a pesticide and later consumed the same herself in new Pannapur area of Hapur on Wednesday night.


UP-Haryana border farmers all set to slug it out again
Panipat, April 12
With the onset of harvesting season, the annual bloody conflicts are set to repeat themselves on the “disputed land” along the Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border. This season, farmers from Sapat village in Muzaffarnagar district of UP had allegedly harvested crop in over eight acres of the “disputed land”, which farmers from Mirzapur village in Panipat district claimed to be belonging to them. 

17 procurement centres opened in rural areas 
Sonepat, April 12
Elaborate arrangements have been made in the district for purchasing wheat from the farmers at the support price of Rs 620 per quintal fixed by the government. The Deputy Commissioner told mediapersons here today that apart from the grain markets of Sonepat, Ganaur and Gohana, 17 other procurement centres had been set up in the rural areas of the district for the purpose.

Sonepat leads in giving loans to jobless youth
Sonepat, April 12
Sonepat leads other districts in Haryana in providing employment to the educated jobless youths under the Prime Minister’s Self-Employment Scheme launched by the government during the year 2001-2002.

Healer of spiritual and physical maladies
Rewari, April 12
Swami Somananda of the Seva Ashram of Noorgarh village, about 25 km from here, is a man who practically lives with God. This godliness has persisted ever since he has had an actual glimpse of the Lord Himself or better described, by the Swami himself, as a glimpse of the `Shiv Tatva’ in the 1960s on the banks of the Gambhiri in Chittor in Rajasthan.

Speaking out
his is in reference to the reports on several days in ‘NCR Tribune’ regarding the unfair means adopted by examinees during the Boards/universities examinations in different districts. I shall concentrate a little bit on the unfair means cases (UMCs) in the university examinations.
  • Kids bring faster results to campaigns
  • Trains skip  station
  • Waterless Sonepat
  • Ordeal at  Satsang Dera
  • Unresponsive  President’s office!

Okhla effluent pumping station to be commissioned soon
New Delhi, April 12
The effluent pumping station in Okhla of the Delhi Jal Board would be commissioned soon, which would help the Capital save 40 million gallons of potable water, a senior official of the board said today.

Noida project for management of waste launched 
Noida, April 12
The Noida citizen’s Action Group, a voluntary organisation on Friday launched its pilot project for management of domestic waste in Sector 50, in collaboration with the Noida authority.

Pig owners warned in Rohtak 
Rohtak, April 12
Pig owners, be alert! Stray pigs found wandering within the municipal limits of Rohtak, Meham and Kalanaur towns would be rounded up and by the municipal authorities after April 21. 
  • Child crushed
  • Girl killed
  • Pakistanis arrested
  • Sepoy cremated
  • Robbed of Rs 50,000

L-G opens amphitheatre to promote local talent 
New Delhi, April 12
In a move to promote local talent and provide an opportunity to budding artists, the Lt Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijai Kapoor, inaugurated an amphitheater at Janak Place.


Employee behind Shiv Vihar double murder
New Delhi, April 12
With the arrest of Ravi Kapoor alias Sonu (18), a resident of Shahbad Dairy, the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out a double murder of Raj Kumar Gupta and his wife Neelam Gupta, reported in the first week of this month. The Guptas were residents of Shiv Vihar, Shahbada Dairy in Bawana area of North-West district.


PNB enters 107th year
New Delhi, April 12
The Punjab National Bank marked its 107th anniversary day with its business crossing Rs 1 lakh crore. The bank, which started its operations on Baisakhi day in 1895, was founded by far-sighted visionaries and patriots, Lala Lajpat Rai, E. C. Jesswala, Baby Kali Prasono Roy, Lala Harsishan Lal and Sardar Dayal Singh Majithia as part of the Swadeshi movement.

Luxury tax on tobacco opposed
New Delhi, April 12
The Akhil Delhi Paan Vikreta Association has criticised the Delhi Government’s proposal to levy luxury tax on tobacco. While addressing the press, the general secretary of the association expressed the disappointment of the 30,0000 odd retailers, many of whom voted for the Congress Party in the recent Municipal elections. 


Vidarbha rout Orissa, sail into cricket final
New Delhi, April 12
Vidarbha trounced Orissa by ten wickets to enter the final of the fourth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital on Friday.

Union Academy win in inter-school hockey
New Delhi, April 12
Union Academy scored a facile 5-0 victory against Modern School in the hockey competition of the Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society Inter-School Sports Tournament, being organised in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India, in the Capital.

Shankar Saini scores century for Indian Airlines
New Delhi, April 12
Shankar Saini blasted a fine hundred studded with ten fours and eights sixes to help Indian Airlines beat Gush Cricket Club by six wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Jamia ground.

DSI trounce FCI in Sood Cricket
New Delhi, April 12
DSI XI beat Food Corporation of India (North Zone) by 126 runs to enter the pre-quarter-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Friday.

Anjali Vedpathak wins silver
New Delhi, April 12
Anjali Vedpathak of India won a silver medal in the Air Rifle event during the ISSF World Cup being held in Australia. She shot 397/400 in the semi-final and her score in the final was 103.1.


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