Monday, April 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Many South Delhi areas bone-dry
TERI experts predict acute water shortage in coming summer months
New Delhi, April 14
A study conducted by the experts of the Tata Energy Research Institute here has predicted acute water shortage in the coming summer months, unless immediate remedial steps are initiated. The report, which is yet to be made public, claims that the water table in most parts of the metropolis is falling rapidly and in many places in South Delhi is almost bone-dry.

Buses pass the buck
New Delhi, April 14
With more and more operators opting to pay the Rs. 500 per day fine imposed by the apex court and preferring to ply their buses on the Capital’s roads, the overall situation has improved considerably. But, at the same time, the operators have ingeniously passed on the “financial burden” to the already beleaguered and harassed commuter.

This cop has western UP gangs on the run
Ghaziabad, April 14
Prashant Kumar In a district, which is notorious for its criminal gangs, this police officer has achieved the unthinkable. He has most of the gangs, which operated from Ghaziabad and made occasional forays into Delhi’s posh colonies, on the run.


Visually able will be envious of their drive
New Delhi, April 14
An all-woman car rally for the visually impaired, “The Drive with Insight Challenge 2002”, organised by The Empress Club and National Association for the Blind, was flagged off by the Minister of State of Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Vijay Goel, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today.

Mr. Vijay Goel flags off an all-woman car rally which has visually impaired navigators.
Mr. Vijay Goel flags off an all-woman car rally which has visually impaired navigators.

Fire service finds 17 govt buildings unsafe
New Delhi, April 14
The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) has recently carried out a survey of high rise buildings in the Capital during which it found that 17government buildings and 52 private buildings do not have fire safety equipment and have not been issued a no-objection certificate.

Two killed as houses collapse after LPG blast
New Delhi, April 14
Two persons were killed and seven others injured when two triple-storey buildings collapsed owing to an LPG cylinder blast in Shastri Nagar area of the North-East district.

No water for six months
Faridabad, April 14
The residents of Raiala Khurd village in Hathin sub-division of the district are without water for the last six months.
As a result, the women in the village, which has a population of 8000, have to walk about two km daily to fetch water from the neighbouring village.


Breaking new ground in road safety
Jhajjar, April 14
The Haryana Highway Patrol and Road Safety, a division of the transport department, has come out with a novel strategy to ensure the safety of the motorists and other travellers on the National Highways in the state.

Life is a laugh for the little angels
Life is a laugh for the little angels

Rs 13-cr NCR plan to shift dairies
Sonepat, April 14
The National Capital Region Planning Board has sanctioned a Rs 13.07-crore scheme for shifting the milk dairies in six municipal towns of Rohtak, Panipat, Sonepat, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and Rewari, falling under the National Capital Region (NCR).

No power, yet recovery of dues in full swing
No let-up in load-shedding
Ghaziabad, April 14
After a little respite, the power scene is back to normal, with the daily quota of prolonged power cuts and load shedding both in Noida and Ghaziabad. In Ghaziabad, the power scenario is worse, with 12-hour power cut in the Mahanagar area, affecting in turn, the supply of potable water to the residents.

The models sashay down the catwalk during the Lacoste fashion show in the Capital on Saturday.
The models sashay down the catwalk during the Lacoste fashion show in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Recovery of liquor bottles raises questions
Ghaziabad, April 14
The recovery of a large number of liquor bottles from Hindon river has raised many questions in view of the fact that the police are allegedly trying to hush up the incident.

Deaf and dumb artists make their mark
This has happened for the first time in Delhi thanks to the joint efforts initiated by Excel Events, a small Event Management Group and Ek Prayas, a Delhi-based voluntary organisation.

Modernisation of parks gets nod
Sonepat, April 14
The district administration has decided to develop and modernise the parks of the city which is a district headquarters in Haryana. The Deputy Commissioner told mediapersons here today that by widening the main roads and giving a new look to the main crossings in the thickly populated areas, the administration has not only removed congestions but has ensured free flow of traffic.

Guffaws galore as Bhatti enters the scene
Panipat, April 14
The Hindi comedy scene is all set to hot up with the poker-faced comedy king, Jaspal Bhatti, today expressing his desire to enter the Hindi small screen in a big way.

Parents and tiny-tots compete for top honours
Noida, April 14
As many as fifty parent-couples coming from Noida, Mayur Vihar, South Delhi and other adjoining areas participated in the open house competition organized by Rysssk’s Modele Portare, an event and campaign marketing company, pursuing a mission to spot uninhibited talents.

Parents and children participate in a talent show, organised by Rysssk’s Modele Portare at Noida.
Parents and children participate in a talent show, organised by Rysssk’s Modele Portare at Noida.

Khattar, Thapar elected
New Delhi, April 14
The Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region), has elected Mr Jagdish Khattar and Mr Gautam Thapar as Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively, for the year 2002-2003.

Grievances Committee settles 11 cases in Rohtak
Rohtak, April 14
Eleven complaints that were placed before the District Grievances Committee, held under the chairmanship of the State Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Rampal Majra, were settled today.
  • Ambedkar anniversary
  • Special campaign
  • Payments to teachers
  • Body found
  • CM criticised
  • Sadbhavna Divas


Old rivalry leads to murder in Faridabad
Faridabad, April 14
A 50-years-old man was shot dead allegedly by three armed persons in Budena village of the district this morning. The murder is stated to be a fallout of an old rivalry between two groups in the village.

Speeding bus rams into wall
New Delhi, April 14
An over-speeding private bus overturned and rammed into the wall of a house in R. K. Puram area in South-West district today. No one was reported injured during the accident. Police said that the bus driver on route no 56, Om Singh, was a resident of Munirka and was on the way to a petrol pump when the accident occurred.


With flourish, Luxor pens yet another revolution in writing
Pilot pen brand introduced by Luxor has unveiled Pilot Gold, a pen with a metallic gold finish and a special golden clip. Its unique three-dimple technology ensures the constant flow of ink resulting in a smooth and clear writing.
  • Inverter with futuristic tech

  • For a dignified look

  • Anti-radiation glasses

  • Herbal ‘Color Mate’

  • Techno shirts



Ms R. Williams Reach out to the global village, sitting at home
Divine Public School celebrated its first annual function last week. The Minister of State for Health, Dr. A K Walia, was the chief guest at the function. Addressing the audience Dr Walia said that the information technology has brought the world closer and thanks to Internet we can now access world information sitting at home. We must all learn computer skills, he added.
  • DPSS schools
  • Annual day
  • Hidden talent
  • Winner’s day
  • Archers honoured
  • Painting contest

‘Character building is life building’

“In oneness lies the whole world”. As our thinking is, so is our act. As our act is, so is our habit. As our habit is, so is our character and as our character is so is our destiny.
A poll was recently conducted among high school student on what is that they most desire. And the overwhelming response was character.



Angina patients can avoid surgery
New Delhi, April 14
With the revolution in Enhanced External Counter Pulsation system, heart patient can now avoid heart surgery, Health Minister of Delhi Government, Dr Ashok Walia said. Speaking at the opening of the Capital’s first EECP centre in East Delhi, Dr Walia said, “it is an open non-invasive out patient procedure to relieve angina by increasing the oxygen delivery to the heart muscles.”


HEAD-ONBansi, Horsburg lift Air Sahara Achiever’s Golf Cup
New Delhi, April 14
Harinder Bansi and Michael D Horsburg combined well to win the inaugural Air Sahara Achiever’s Golf Cup, played at the Greg Norman-designed Jaypee Green course in Noida.

Air Force to meet Air Sahara in Mayor’s opener
New Delhi, April 14
Air Force will take on Air Sahara in the opening match of Group A in the third phase of the Mayor’s Shield Cricket Tournament at the Air Force ground in Delhi on May 20.

Sarosh to race in Asian Formula Championship
New Delhi, April 14
Sarosh Hataria, the JK Tyre National Racing Champion, is all set to fly the India flag in the Asian Racing Circuit, as the Asian Festival of Speed, the Formula Asia Championship 2002, gets underway.

ESPN SportsCentre Hindi  celebrates first anniversary
New Delhi, April 14
“SportsCentre Hindi”, India’s first-ever live Hindi sports news bulletin, celebrated its first anniversary. This live half-hour news programme reached 32 million television viewers, which accounts for 55 per cent of the viewership. ESPN’s flagship show in America and worldwide “SportsCenter” was launched last year in India as “SportsCentre Hindi”.

Madan Lal Academy win Under-17 tourney
New Delhi, April 14
Deadly bowling by Aditya Jain (3 for 9) and Varun Singh (3 for 14) helped Madan Lal Academy defeat Harry Coaching Centre by seven wickets in the seventh Maharaja Agarsen Stanford Under-17 All-India Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin ground.

Darling Club beat Yorks  in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 14
Darling Club beat Yorks Club by 22 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at Kotla No II ground in the Capital. Darling won the toss and elected to bat.
Mahesh Rawat’s brilliant century studded with 13 boundaries and two sixes was the highlight of Darling’s victory as they justified their decision to bat first.

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