Friday, April 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Closure notices to Gurgaon units
Industrial units in residential areas of Municipal Council told to down shutters in 3 days
Gurgaon, April 18
As per an interim order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, all industrial units functioning in the residential areas of Gurgaon Municipal Council have been directed to close down within three days.

Mewat’s empowered women take on their mentor
Mewat (Gurgaon), April 18
The Mewat Development Agency (MDA) appears to have bitten off more than it can chew in trying to awaken the women of Mewat, spanning over a major portion of Gurgaon district and a revenue bloc of Faridabad district.

When politicians turned experts on viability
of CNG — II 
New Delhi, April 18
Exactly one year ago, in April last year, Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, and Union Petroleum Minister, Ram Naik, met and concluded that they were on the same side of the CNG controversy. They agreed that they cannot put the city’s transport in a single fuel mode, and that any accident would bring the entire transport network to a grinding halt. 



CBI guns for lease holders of mines
Faridabad, April 18
A team of the CBI and income tax officials today raided the offices of nearly all the leading lease holders of mines here. It is reported that the raids were a part of the CBI probe into the alleged irregularities and the large-scale illegal mining in the district. 

Marriage annulled on plea of pre-marital ties
Panipat, April 18
Having illicit relations and being pregnant before marriage cost a resident of Ahar village dear as a local court today annulled her marriage. In an unusual decision, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr HP Singh, annulled the marriage between Mr Satbir, a resident of Sutana village, and the lady.

Born and cremated the same day
Rohtak, April 18
What an irony of fate! Sepoy Ombir (23) of 13 Rajputana Rifles got married just on March 27, but made a supreme sacrifice for his motherland even before he completed one month of his marriage. By a coincidence, he was born and cremated on April 18.


Ram Babu elected MCD panel chief, Ashok Jain deputy
New Delhi, April 18
Mr Ram Babu Sharma, leader of the house in Municipal Corporation of Delhi, today was elected unopposed as Chairman and Mr Ashok Jain as Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee by 18 members of the house.

Kashmiri Pandits : We never got the focus Gujarat did
New Delhi, April 18
Adversity in the form of insurgency had them fleeing to save their lives. Nearly 12 years after they left the valley, seven hundred thousand Kashmiri Pandits are still battling for an identity and relief. “Even after 12 years, we are migrants.

Congress workers urged to fight ‘anti-farmer’ policies 
Sonepat, April 18
The Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress vice-president, Mr Sudesh Sharma, issued the identity cards of the party to the workers of the district in pursuance of the policy announced by the president of the All India Congress Committee, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, at a function held on the premises of the Congress Bhawan here today.

Garh Mukteshwar to become a pilgrims’ paradise
Ghaziabad, April 18
The district administration has formulated a plan to make Garh Mukteshwar a holy city. The administration has sought Rs 15 crore from the state government for the implementation of the plan.

Charity shows of ‘Aap Mujhe Achhey Lagne Lage’
New Delhi, April 18
The charity shows of “Aap Mujhe Acchey Lagne Lage’ will be organised on Saturday April 20th at 9.30 pm and on Sunday April 21 at 6.30 p.m. at the popular Delite Cinema. 

Illegal phenyl unit uncovered, one held
Faridabad, April 18
The Drug Control Authorities here have unearthed an illegal phenyl manufacturing unit. Phenyl bottles, raw material, a machine, expired drugs and cartons have been recovered by the team.
  • Urological ills
  • Road repair
  • Bike stolen
  • Two remanded
  • Chain snatched
  • Youth arrested
  • Open darbar
  • Structure razed
  • Road mishap
  • Seven injured


Murder case of American Express employee solved
New Delhi, April 18
The Anti-kidnapping section of the Crime Branch today claimed to have solved the sensational abduction-cum-murder case of an executive in the American Express Bank Shailendra Singh, who was mercilessly killed for falling in love with a girl.

Doctor in custody on bribe charge
Faridabad April 18
The Chief Judicial Magistrate Mr Y S Rathore has sent an employee and a doctor of the Bhadshah Khan civil hospital here to 14 days judicial custody in connection with a corruption case booked against them on Wednesday.

Murthal cops unearth arms factory, two held
Sonepat, April 18
With the arrest of two armed youths, the Murthal police on Thursday claimed to have unearthed a factory where arms are being manufactured by the arrested youths.

Killer of DTC driver held
New Delhi, April 18
The Lajpat Nagar police today claimed to have nabbed the suspect who hit a stone on a DTC driver Rajinder Singh (55), who succumbed to his injuries while he tried to intervene when a group of students were found fighting.


A painter who worships nature in various moods
he is a first-timer, yet she belies the stage. She is a sensitive painter, yet she does not use many colours. She is an accomplished flute player, yet few people know about it. She is a progeny of a well-known painter, singer, writer and a top government official in Punjab, yet she never attempted to influence people. 
  • Art awards
  • Souza passes away
  • Film on brides

Songs sound like jingles today: Jagjit
“Forget me not,” says Jagjit Singh, the singer with a mellifluous voice, in his recently released album. In a glittering function recently held at the Crown Plaza Surya, Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. released the latest album of Jagjit Singh, appropriately titled “Forget Me Not”. The album is a tribute to the veteran poet, the late Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi ‘Sahar’, whose creations constitute eight ghazals in the album. Ghanshayam, a singer, music director and Jagjit Singh’s disciple, has composed the music for the album.
‘Forget Me Not’, yet another classic from the ghazal maestro. 


Move to shift civil dispensary raises hackles
Sonepat, April 18
The representatives of various political organisations, social and voluntary organisations as well as the trade unions today vehemently opposed the move of the Health Department to shift the civil dispensary from the building of the old civil hospital in the heart of city.


Going for the jugular

Akash Chopra hits 134 in Sonnet’s triumph
New Delhi, April 18
North Zone batsman Akash Chopra blasted a crackling century knock of 134 runs off 121 balls with 19 fours to help Sonnet Club post a seven-wicket victory against Inborn Cricketers and enter the quarter-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial

Frank-Pradeep team win a golf thriller
New Delhi, April 18
The one-day PATA Invitational Golf Tournament ended in a thrilling finish at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort when the team of Frank Kagi Yama and Pradeep Jain beat UN-Sik_Chung and Daren Ng on a back-nine count back to win the title. 

Kiwis to tour Pakistan on a testing series
New Delhi, April 18
Will New Zealand start a new chapter in Pakistan’ is the question cricket pundits are pondering over on the eve of their tour to Pakistan. The Kiwis have achieved some notable wins of late, the latest being against England at home. 

Madan Lal Academy, National Stadium move up 
New Delhi, April 18
Madan Lal Cricket Academy and National Stadium Coaching Centre recorded facile wins in the seventh All-India Under-17 Stanford Cricket Tournament in the Capital. While Madan Lal Academy beat Maharaja Agarsen Sports Club by 29 runs at the Mohan Meakin ground, National Stadium Coaching Centre crushed Rajinder Pal Academy, Dehra Dun by 134 runs at the National Stadium.

Pragun Poddar wins PATA tennis
New Delhi, April 18
Pragun Poddar won the PATA Tennis Tournament played at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court in the Capital. Poddar, manager, Travel Oriental Express Pvt. Ltd, won 17 out of 20 games he played. Ali Shiyam Abdullah of Maldives came a close second by winning 16 games.

Sumeet Dogra Academy enter quarter-final
New Delhi, April 18
A fine all-round performance by former Delhi Ranji Trophy player Sumeet Dogra (44 and 3 for 47)and 54 by Aman Arora helped Sumeet Dogra Academy beat Delhi Administration by 20 runs to enter the quarter-final of the third ARBDM Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Ghaziabad.


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