Wednesday, April 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Allottees threaten to return plots
HUDA move to recover enhanced rate boomerangs
Faridabad, April 23
The decision to recover the enhanced cost of residential plots, already allotted by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in Sector-2 at Ballabgarh and Palwal, has taken the majority of allottees by surprise. Several allottees have decided to surrender their plots to the authorities and seek a refund of the money deposited.

6,000 people lost homes in Noida slum fire
Noida, April 23
The administration has announced an immediate relief of Rs 1,500 to all those whose jhuggis have been destroyed in a devastating fire in Sector 44, Noida. A relief of Rs 50,000 has also been announced for the families of those who lost a member in the tragedy. An inquiry into the tragedy has been ordered by the Divisional Commissioner, Meerut, Deepak Singhal.
Firepersons trying to douse yet another fire at a cardboard factory near Rajouri Garden in the Capital on Tuesday. —Tribune Photo


A model sporting a spring summer outfit of Adarsh Gill at a fashion show in the Capital. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Gurdwara election notification in May
New Delhi, April 23
The notification for elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is likely to be issued in the first week of May and the polls would be held in early June. The state government had informed the Delhi High Court that it would hold the polls before June 16.

Weirdo creates scare in school
New Delhi, April 23
Teachers and parents of the students of the Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Jehangirpuri spent tense moments after an unidentified person reportedly intruded into the school premises this morning. All kinds of rumours floated. Many thought that the man had managed to kidnap a girl from there. 

DM cancels licences of five ‘arhtiyas’
Rohtak, April 23
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anil Malik, today cancelled the licences of five ‘arhtiyas’ in different grain markets in the district on the charge of committing irregularities in procuring wheat from the farmers.

Delhi watch
New Delhi
Foreign countries take five months to construct a flyover. Mumbai seven to eight months. And Delhi anything between 18 and 24 months. Making the point while delivering the inaugural address of a day-long seminar, attended by the delegates from home and abroad, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said for the country’s political capital to live up to expectations, time taken for the construction should be condensed to the minimum.


DU gets second chance to prove ‘potential’
New Delhi, April 23
Delhi University (DU), which had failed to make it to the list of “University with a potential for excellence”, has been given a second chance to make its presentation, informed the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Ms Rita Verma, in the Lok Sabha. Replying to a question, the minister said the University Grants Commission (UGC) had informed that the expert committee did not recommend the proposals of the University of Delhi.

Prime Jhajjar land embroiled in legal row
Jhajjar, April 23
The controversy about the prime land owned by the Delhi Milk Scheme in Bahadurgarh resurfaced today. The land had allegedly been encroached upon by the Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram Dharamshala.

Delhi industrialists keen to set up units in Haryana: Chautala
Sonepat, April 23
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has claimed that a large number of Delhi industrialists were inclined to set up their units in different parts of the state, particularly in the districts of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonepat. He was speaking at a function here during his one-day visit on Monday when he also made surprise visits at mandis in the city and elsewhere in the district.

UP farmers dodge cops, harvest wheat under fire cover
Panipat, April 23
The ongoing tug-of-war between farmers of Mirzapur village in Panipat district and Sapat village in Muzaffarnagar district over the harvesting of wheat from the “disputed land” on the Haryana-UP border has ended in favour of Sapat farmers.

Gujarat needs a messianic figure like Raja Rattan
New Delhi, April 23
The recent communal violence in Gujarat has sent shock waves that rivet the human heart. With the people condemning the Government for being inefficient and failing to fulfil their duty and the Government shifting the blame, the common man seems to have been caught in a dilemma.

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Children protest against child labour during a march at Jantar Mantar and call for a National Education Plan which envisages free quality education for all. —Tribune Photo

4 crore trees to green Haryana 
Gurgaon, April 23
To keep Haryana green and pollution-free, the government has decided to plant more than 4 crore trees during the current financial year. This was stated by the Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D S Dhesi, while speaking in a programme organised on the World Earth Day here. 

Admn warns of action against striking employees
Panipat, April 23
The district administration has decided to act tough against the striking Haryana Roadways employees, who have proposed to go on a one-day token strike tomorrow. According to information, the striking employees would be considered absent from duty and action as per rules will be taken against them. 
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5 kg heroin seized, 3 nabbed
New Delhi, April 23
The Delhi Police Narcotics Branch, in two different operations, apprehended three drug traffickers and seized 5 kg of fine quality heroin worth Rs 5 crore in the international market.

Petrol pump robbery case cracked
Rewari, April 23
The Rewari police have achieved a major breakthrough in solving the Rs 11.92 lakh robbery committed at the Jubilee Petrol Station on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway near Bawal on January 28, 2002. 

Travel agents held on cheating charge 
New Delhi, April 23
The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport Police today arrested three travel agents on the charge of cheating a youth who wanted to go abroad. The arrests were made following a complaint registered at the airport by the victim, Parminder Singh, a resident of Kanpur Bhent village in Ropar district.

Kiss costs threesome dear
Faridabad, April 23
Two youth, who dared to kiss a woman in public, had to pay for their indiscretion. They were arrested and produced in a court which imposed a fine of Rs. 1000 on each.


Bank deposits to ‘grow by 1,000 pc by 2025’
New Delhi, April 23
The Amity Business School held a daylong seminar on “the Changing Scenario of Indian Banking: Vision 2025”, during which heads of top financial institutions, policy makers and experts from academia came together to deliberate on contemporary issues afflicting the sector and to chalk out the path ahead.


NGO ropes in children to spread ecology message
New Delhi, April 23
Creating awareness on environmental issues has become a vital method to save the environment. Youngsters, particularly schoolchildren, have emerged as an effective medium to spread the word and also do the needful by creating an example for others to emulate.


Free cataract surgery at govt hospitals
New Delhi, April 23
Anybody aged 40 or above can visit a hospital or dispensary and avail themselves of a screening for cataract between 9 am and 2 pm tomorrow. 


Rajasthan Colts enter Sood cricket semi-final
New Delhi, April 23
Rajasthan Colts crushed Trans Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) by eight wickets to sail into the semi-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Monday.

FIFA World Cup to come calling to Delhi
New Delhi, April 23
The famed FIFA World Cup champions trophy will come calling to Delhi when it will be unveiled for the first time ever in India, at the Taj Palace hotel on April 25 (Thursday) at 11 am.

Sonnet lift S P Jain cricket title
New Delhi, April 23
Deadly bowling by Ankit Mathur (3 for 37) and Sumeet Kapoor (3 for 39) enabled Sonnet Club beat Chand Khanna Club by four wickets to lift the third Sheetal Prasad Jain Memorial Cricket Tournament title at the Mohan Meakin ground. 

Dawood, Sahil bowl Madan Lal Academy to victory
New Delhi, April 23
Devastating bowling performances by Delhi Under-14 player Mohd. Dawood (4 for 28) and Sahil Chugh (4 for 17) helped Madan Lal Cricket Academy post an impressive eight-wicket victory against West Delhi Academy to enter the semi-final of the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in the Capital.



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