Friday, April 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DU stalls hostel admissions on bogus plaint
New Delhi, April 25
A major controversy has erupted over the admission of residents in the Jubilee Hall men’s hostel of the University of Delhi with aggrieved applicants alleging that the hostel and university authorities have completely bypassed the norms and procedures.

All is well in MDU, ‘till further orders’
Rohtak, April 25
In Maharshi Dayanand University, ad hocism has been elevated to an art form. The institution’s mantra and leitmotif is a cryptic ‘till further orders’. This ad hoc style of administrative and academic functioning is manifest at different levels.

HC notice on traffic impediments
New Delhi, April 25
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Centre, the Delhi Government and the Delhi Police Commissioner on a petition seeking to regulate the flow of traffic without interruptions from vendors and beggars, particularly at traffic intersections.


Our indigenous Harry Potter wants to see the Taj disappear
New Delhi, April 25
He may not be a graduate of the now universally famous Harry Potter’s imaginary alma mater, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But he would very much like the government authorities to start some thing on the lines to impart training to magicians in order to revive the ancient art in real life.

A model during a show held by Perfect Ten, a health SPA. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Noida lost its budding talent
Noida, April 25
Two talented Noida residents, Ashish Puri (25) and Nishit Saran (26), who in a short span of time had made a mark in the world of TV serials and ad films, died in the gruesome car-truck collision at the Lodhi Road crossing in the Capital on Wednesday.

  • Driver of truck arrested

Police hunt for armed desperadoes
Sonepat, April 25
The police have launched a massive hunt for the armed desperados who secured the release of two prisoners being ferried to Jind by a police party yesterday. According to a report, both the prisoners, allegedly involved in cases of loot and other crimes, were being taken by a three-member police party consisting of a head constable and two constables from the district jail, Sonepat, to Jind for a court hearing.

SDO placed in judicial custody
Panipat, April 25
The Duty Magistrate, Mr Vimal Sapra, has remanded P. C. Bhargava, SDO of the Sanoli Road Subdivision, to judicial custody for 14 days. He was arrested by the Haryana Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 for releasing a new electricity connection.


Drive against graft fails to convince Faridabad residents
Faridabad, April 25
Bad days are here for corrupt government staff, at least the lower and middle ranking officials and employees of various departments in the district. As many as three cases have been exposed and five employees, including a doctor, have been nabbed indulging in corrupt practices in the past two weeks.

Irrigation schemes riddled with corruption 
Sonepat, April 25
Most of the schemes undertaken by the Irrigation Department in this district are riddled with corruption, thus defeating the objectives of such ventures. According to knowledgeable sources, the bulk of the amount spent on these schemes is being misappropriated by the officials entrusted with their execution.

Delhi Police flouted SC ruling in sexual harassment case: NCW 
New Delhi, April 25
The National Commission for Women has taken exception to the Delhi Police for not following the Supreme Court ruling while conducting an inquiry into the sexual harassment case against the Director of its Finger Print Bureau and allowing the case to linger on for almost seven years.

Sudden NCERT postings raise eyebrows
New Delhi, April 25
NCERT is no longer the academic body it once was, it has been turned into a dictator’s regime, alleges former Head of the Social Science Department, Prof. Arjun Dev. “It is time a high level enquiry or a committee is appointed to check the malfunctioning of the organisation”, says Prof Dev, referring to the recent controversial postings of some NCERT staff members.

Official apathy leads to problem of plenty at grain markets
Panipat, April 25
With the government agencies delaying the lifting of wheat from the 12 grain markets and wheat purchase centres in the district, there is problem of plenty in the grain markets. And with the grain markets bursting at seams, farmers are finding it difficult to bring their wheat to the mandis.

VVIP security: Training for DP junior staff
New Delhi, April 25
With the Union Home Ministry recently reviewing the security cover of the country’s most protected persons and constant intelligence inputs alerting the security agencies about the heightened security threat perception to VVIPs, the security wing of the Delhi Police has realised the need to sensitise the junior-level police officers to meet the growing challenges of terrorism and has embarked on a specially designed short-term refresher courses.

Youth loses his legs in Haryana bus accident 
Rohtak, April 25
A youth Shyam, a resident of Ladhaut village lost both his legs, when a Haryana Roadways bus ran over it. According to a report, the victim alleged that even before he fully alighted from the bus, the driver accelerated the vehicle, and his legs came under the wheel of the bus.
  • Appointed
  • Crops destroyed
  • Trains disrupted
  • Nominated
  • Food adulteration
  • Road accidents


Illicit liquor seized from six places
Gurgaon, April 25
In a special drive, the district police raided six places and recovered a huge quantity of pouches and bottles of country-made and Indian-made foreign liquor. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldip Singh Siag, said that the police, on the basis of information, raided six different places and seized 611 pouches and 375 bottles of country-made liquor and 65 bottles of IMFL and arrested six persons.

Xen, six others chargesheeted
New Delhi, April 25
Seven persons including a MCD Executive Engineer have been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.


Nirula’s opens first highway 3-star hotel
Panipat April 25
Nirula’s, the largest restaurant chain in Delhi, has finally arrived in Panipat. The first highway three-star hotel of the group, intended to provide banqueting facilities to the business and leisure traveller, was formally thrown open to the public on the GT Road here.


CM hails schoolchildren’s role in campaigns
New Delhi, April 25
The Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, applauded the efforts of schoolchildren in making the various campaigns a success. She attributed the success of her environment and road safety campaigns to the enthusiastic participation of schoolchildren. 

Students of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai, performing a dance on the Earth Day.
Students of Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai, performing a dance on the Earth Day


This Nepalese shutterbug clicks for the social register
There are a few women photographers in Delhi. Of these, those who are employed by some newspapers or magazines have little opportunity to show their talent as they are “sent on assignments” that hardly equal their worth. This is what most women photographers in Delhi tell you ‘Through the eyes of a woman’, an exhibition of photographs shot by women photojournalists and freelancers in Delhi, curated by Usha Titikchhu, a Nepalese freelance photojournalist. Usha Titikchhu
Usha Titikchhu

Ghulam Hasan (Goldie)MUSIC ZONE
A prodigy with Hindustani numbers
hen Sonu Nigam, said to be the singing legend Mohd Rafi’s substitute, caught him humming unawares while rehearsing for a song in his upcoming film, Chookar Mere Dil Ko, a couple of weeks ago, he stopped in between and insisted, “I want to hear him first. He sounds amazing!”

  • Letta charms Indian audience


Keep a tab on heartbeats, if you’re in urban India
Faridabad, April 25
Occurrence of heart diseases, especially angina and heart attack, is on the rise in the country. At least 10 per cent of the adults in the urban areas and five per cent in the rural parts are affected by them.

Multi-specialty hospital opens
New Delhi, April 25
The Union Health Minister, Dr C. P. Thakur, today inaugurated the multi-specialty Apollo Millenium Hospital on Pusa Road, which would cater to the needs of the people in West and Central Delhi.

Congregation at Bala Sahib
New Delhi, April 25
On the occasion, a health check up camp was organised at Guru Harkrishan Hospital, where approximately 450 patients were enrolled and given free medical tests for different ailments by a team of doctors and para-medical staff of the Escorts Heart Institute and Guru Harkrishan Hospital.


Rizwan shines in ONGC win
New Delhi, April 25
Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat ACE XI, Agra by 26 runs to enter the semi-final of the 12th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Thursday.

Sandeep Sharma, Nitish Malik star in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 25
A cracking knock of 92 with nine fours and as many sixes and deadly bowling of 5 for 20 by left-arm leg-spinner Nitish Malik helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat State Bank of India (SBI) by eight wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the RSC ground.

Bengal Sappers grab top honours in river rafting
New Delhi, April 25
Bengal Sappers emerged the best team in the eighth Four Square Challenge at Rishikesh, according to information available here. The final day’s events were kicked off at Brahmpuri with the 200-metre raft and kayak slaloms, which were won by the Bengal Sappers and the Pawan Gurung team respectively. 

Aziz Quraishi in AIFF technical committee
New Delhi, April 25
Former international footballer from Delhi Aziz Quraishi has been appointed to the technical committee of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF). Other members of the AIFF technical committee include AIFF vice-president C R Vishwanathan (Tamilnadu), former international players Santo Mitra (Bengal), A D Nagendra (Bangalore), Olympians Peter Thankaraj and S S Hakim.

Sonnet sail into cricket semi-final
New Delhi, April 25
A fine all-round performance by Delhi Under-14 player Yogesh Nagar (47 and 2 for 34) and deadly bowling by Sumeet Silwal (4 for 19) helped Sonnet Club beat Young Friends by 38 runs and enter the semi-final of the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex ground. Yogesh Nagar was declared the man of the match.

2nd public golf course in Delhi by year-end
New Delhi, April 25
A second public golf course in the Capital will be completed on the Bhalswa lake in North Delhi by the end of this year, the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) Sports Management Board has said.


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