Thursday, April 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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5 friends killed in car-truck collision
New Delhi, April 24
Five young occupants of a car, including two girls, were killed when their car collided head-on with a dumper truck near a crossing in the Lodhi Road area in the wee hours of the morning. 
The mangled remains of the car
The mangled remains of the car. —Tribune Photo

Prof G. K. Chadha appointed V-C of JNU
New Delhi, April 24
The distinguished economist and present Chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP), Prof G. K. Chadha, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Prof Chadha has been appointed as V-C of JNU by the President of India “in his capacity as the Visitor of the university, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under Statute 3 of the Statutes of Jawaharlal Nehru University,” an official statement said here today.


Steps to curb inflow of illegal wheat from UP
Faridabad, April 24
While the arrival of wheat and its procurement is going on full swing at various mandis in the district, the administration has taken measures to check the inflow of wheat from Uttar Pradesh brought here by traders and commission agents.

…and they live happily thereafter thanks to this cell
Ghaziabad, April 24
The women cell of Ghaziabad police, comprising six policewomen, has acquitted itself quite well despite the constraints of having short staff and other basic facilities. After resolving many a dowry dispute, the cell can rightly take credit for putting 60 couples back on the rails of domestic bliss. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr D.N. Samal, has also found the work of the women police cell satisfactory. He has decided to honour the policewomen for their exemplary work.

Haute top: A model displaying a summer outfit at a fashion show in the Capital on Wednesday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Forgery charge against MDU staff
Rohtak, April 24
A student of the Certificate in Physical Education (CPEd) course being run by the local University College affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) today filed a petition at the Sessions Court here seeking registration of a criminal case against some officials and employees of the university for allegedly producing forged documents in the court in connection with a case.

Irate residents gherao DVB officials
New Delhi, April 24
As prolonged power cuts in the Capital continue to put people in extreme situations, the angry residents of Jama Masjid and nearby areas gheraoed the sub-station in Daryaganj and manhandled officials on Tuesday night in protest against 12-18 hour power cuts in the area.

Fires destroy clothes, crops
Sonepat, April 24
Goods and clothes worth several thousands of rupees were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire that broke out in a textile mill on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road, 8 km from here, on Tuesday evening.

Landfill for hazardous wastes in Gurgaon mooted
Gurgaon, April 24
The need to identify and develop a scientifically designed landfill facility to handle hazardous wastes was stressed by speakers at a workshop organised by the Haryana Environmental Management Society (HEMS) today. 


1,129 Indians in Pakistan jails
New Delhi, April 24
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh said there are 812 Indian civilians and 263 Indian fishermen languishing in Pakistan’s custody. He added Pakistan is also believed to have in its custody 54 Indian Prisoners Of War (POWs) and the Government was taking all possible steps for early release and repatriation of all Indian prisoners in Pakistan’s custody.

Sheila apprises Centre of Capital’s water needs 
New Delhi, April 24
To apprise the Central Government about the growing water scarcity in the city, a delegation led by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, along with Urban Development Minister A. K. Walia, Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra and Secretary, Urban Development S. B. Aggarwal, today met the Union Water Resources Minister Arjun Charan Sethi and other ministry officials.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Dr Narender Walia call on Union Water Resource Minister Arjun Charan Sethi in the Capital on Wednesday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Dr Narender Walia

Growing pollution scourges Panipat residents
Panipat, April 24
The residents of the industrial town of Panipat and villages around it are aggrieved due to the increase in all types of pollution – chemical, water, noise, smoke and air. The noise pollution alone has increased from five decibels to 10 decibels since a few years back.

Accent on management pattern suited to Indian situations
Noida, April 24
Mr Deepak Singhal, Commissioner of Meerut Division, has stressed the need for evolving an appropriate management pattern for the Indian conditions. The western management concepts were not completely applicable to the Indian situations, he said while addressing the Noida Management Association here on Monday.

Monumental plan to save archaeological legacy
New Delhi, April 24
The Delhi Government’s Department of Archaeology announced a plan for undertaking conservation of five historically important monuments every year as part of its efforts to preserve the Capital’s rich archaeological legacy. The decision to undertake such a project is the result of concerted efforts by the conservationists following reports that some of the historically important monuments were in a state of utter neglect and others were being perennially vandalised or encroached upon.
An ewe lamb of conservationists
Humayun Tomb: An ewe lamb of conservationists.

Kanchi Shankaracharya to inaugurate Katha Kunj
New Delhi, April 24
A new Katha Kunj, which has been constructed near Hanuman Mandir of Marghat Wale Baba Temple in Chandni Chowk, would be inaugurated by Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati on Saturday. The kunj comprise of katha manch and a canopy and the entire area has been made green. 
A new Katha Kunj constructed near Hanuman Mandir of Marghat Wale Baba Temple in Chandni Chowk.
A new Katha Kunj constructed near Hanuman Mandir of Marghat Wale Baba Temple

Recruitment of armymen from May 12
Rewari, April 24
Open recruitment of jawans in the Indian Army will be held at Kharga Stadium in Ambala Cantt from May 12 to May 16. Recruitment of jawans of Mahendragarh, Bhiwani and Rewari districts will be held on May 12, May 13 and May 14 respectively. Similarly, recruitment of the wards of army personnel, ex-servicemen and widows (of army personnel) will take place on May 15.

Guru’s anniversary today
New Delhi, April 24
The anniversary of Guru Harkrishan would be observed in the Capital tomorrow with a congregation at Gurdwara Bala Sahib and recitation of Sukhmani Sahib and nitnem.

42 Faridabad dairy owners challaned 
Faridabad, April 24
The Municipal Corporation authorities have initiated action against those dairy owners of Ballabgarh town, who had been delaying the relocation of their dairies. Fourty-two dairy owners were challaned under Section 133 of the Civic Act on Tuesday . 
  • Power staff
  • Tehsildars in dock
  • Strike threat
  • Wheat arrivals
  • Housewife killed
  • Goods looted
  • Mass marriages
  • Two injured


235 cases of power theft detected 
Sonepat, April 24
The anti-power theft campaign, launched by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), has yielded good results in Sonepat circle of the Nigam. The Deputy Commissioner told mediapersons here today that the Nigam officials had checked as many as 1,113 premises of the consumers and detected 235 cases of power theft during the campaign.

Nepali national arrested for supplying fake passport
New Delhi, April 24
The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) police on Tuesday arrested two people from Nepal, including a travel agent, who allegedly provided a fake British passport to his client.


Counselling helps cure many serious diseases
he Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences (AIBAS) held a daylong seminar on “Counselling: The Healing Touch of 21st Century” at the institute’s campus in Noida. During the conclave, the health experts highlighted the burning need and relevance of counselling for the people belonging to every walk of life.
  • Nuclear power
  • L&T, IIT sign MoU
  • Education society
  • Entrance test
  • Fond farewell


119 cases settled in first debt recovery adalat 
New Delhi, April 24
In the first Delhi Debt Recovery Tribunal Lok Adalat organised in the Capital today, 260 cases for an amount of Rs 250 crore were taken up and 119 cases were settled. Inaugurating the Lok Adalat, Mr Y. K. Sabharwal, Supreme Court judge, said it was a better way to solve the cases immediately.


IA fly past Sonnet, enter semis
New Delhi, April 24
Indian Airlines sailed past Sonnet Club by five wickets to enter the semi-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital.

Port of Spain Test win is a  big ‘morale-booster’ 
Rohtak, April 24
Former chairman of the Junior National Cricket selection committee and the highest wicket taker in Ranji Trophy championship Mr Rajinder Goel has described India’s victory in Port of Spain Test against West Indies today as ‘morale boosting’.

Parthiva to drive in Barber Dodge Series
New Delhi, April 24
Following Narain Karthikeyan’s shift to the heart of motorsports—Europe—Parthiva Sureshwaran, another JK Tyre prodigy, is all set to drive in the home of cars — the United States of America.

Mayank, Karan star in Sonnet’s win
New Delhi, April 24
A dashing knock of 76 (59b, 5x4, 5x6) by Mayank Sidana and all-round performance by captain Karan Harit (3 for 18 and 25) helped Sonnet Club beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by nine wickets in a league match of the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in the Capital.

Six teams for Sivanthi Gold Cup
New Delhi, April 24
Six teams, including two from India, will participate in the Sivanthi Gold Cup International Volleyball Tournament to be held in Hyderabad from August 18 to 25. The Andhra Pradesh Volleyball Association, in co-ordination with the Andhra Pradesh State Government, are holding the event.


NDMC initiates major projects
New Delhi, April 24
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in its monthly meeting took some major decisions including strengthening, re-surfacing and maintenance of roads, installation of high-mast lights and replacement of wiring, construction of nursery schools and additional classrooms. The council has sanctioned Rs 6.5 crore for all these works.


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