Saturday, April 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Suspects fly as cops try to score brownie points
New Delhi, April 26
The clash between two branches of the Delhi Police led to the escape of two prime suspects who were allegedly involved in a Rs 2-crore robbery at the ICICI Bank a few months ago near Parliament Street in New Delhi district. 

  • Rs 12 lakh robbed

Trucks banned on select roads 
New Delhi, April 26
In a knee-jerk response, the Delhi Police today banned the entry of heavy and medium vehicles carrying goods on selected roads to prevent the repeat of Wednesday’s gory accident, which claimed the lives of five promising youngsters.

Munna Khan, who was driving the killer truck on Wednesday morning that claimed the lives of five youngsters near Lodhi Road. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

  • CM cautions

NOC issued to a building that does not exist
Faridabad, April 26
Ever heard of a no-objection certificate (NOC) being issued for installing fire-fighting equipment in a building that does not exist? The credit for this uncanny feat goes to the Fire Department of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF), the biggest civic body in Haryana.

Speed merchants’ mantra: Live on razor’s edge & die young
New Delhi, April 26
They make no bones about it. Speed gives them a high. Ask any youngster about his liking, and speeding in a snazzy car on a highway is almost certain to crop up. “A good road which is inviting and with no one to interrupt my excursion with their exasperating honking is my idea of letting my hair down,” explains a 20-something Pavan, working with a call centre.

Motorists, watch out for wheat stocks on Sonepat roads
Sonepat, April 26
The poor offtake of wheat in the various grain markets in Sonepat district has resulted in a glut. The wheat stocks have spilled on to the roads. The situation is so bad that there are traffic snarls all over. The farmers are finding it difficult to unload their stocks in the markets; in fact, they were unloading their stocks in any available slot near the markets. 

Allotment of plots: Noida officers chargesheeted
Noida, April 26
The Noida administration has issued chargesheets to a number of employees on the basis of a report submitted by the CBI to the apex court pertaining to the anomalies in the allotment of plots during the tenure of Neera Yadav, former chairperson of Noida.

Jana to preside over BJP Delhi unit meet today
New Delhi, April 26
The strategy to rejuvenate the Delhi unit of the BJP would be the main focus of the working committee meeting of the party, to be presided over by the BJP national president, Mr Jana Krishnamurthy, here tomorrow. The meeting would discuss the reasons for the party’s poor performance and its defeat even in its stronghold.


BJP MPs go for the jugular
Want dismissal of Sheila govt, discussion under Rule 184 in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, April 26
The Congress-led Delhi Government came in for sharp criticism in the Lok Sabha today with the Bharatiya Janata Party members charging the state government with “total failure” in resolving the power and water crisis in the National Capital Territory and they sought the dismissal of the government.

No increasing trend in drug trafficking
New Delhi, April 26
The seizure of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances during this year compared with that in the previous years in Delhi and Haryana, as reported by various law enforcement agencies, does not indicate an increasing trend, the Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr G. N. Ramachandran, informed the Lok Sabha today.

Jaishree PanwarMayor calls for people’s cooperation to save Yamuna
New Delhi, April 26
The new Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Ms Jaishree Panwar, today exhorted the residents of the Capital to help save the Yamuna from further degradation and pollution.

MLA demands more gunny bags to lift wheat
Faridabad, April 26
The BJP leader and MLA from the Mewla Maharajpur assembly seat in the district, Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar, has demanded adequate number of gunny bags and speedy lifting of wheat from the various mandis of the region.

Speaking out
any months ago, the public schools had passed on the increase in the transport cost to the parents. They had to purchase the CNG buses, justifying the increase in the transport fee. Obviously, no other major factor emerged which could have made the public school management raise the school fee by a huge margin of 30 per cent.
  • A paean to ‘NCR Tribune’

  • Menace of copying

  • No traffic signal

  • Pak agents did it

  • Good counselling

  • Pensioners’ plight

  • Sportspersons’ fate

  • Typhoid outbreak

Man gets life term for wife’s murder
Panipat, April 26
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Manjit Singh, today sentenced Surinder, a resident of Samalkha, to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 for the murder of his wife about two-and-a-half years’ back.
  • Bihar MLAs’ visit
  • Hooda flays govt
  • Mobikes stolen
  • Women block traffic

On The right & left side of law

While the owner of the two-storey commercial building (left) in Lajpat Nagar demolished the illegal structure after receiving a notice from the MCD, another three-storey building is coming up in the same locality bypassing the rules. Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Arrest of accused in murder stage-managed?
Jhajjar, April 26
Although the district police claimed to have achieved a major success with the arrest of Rajesh Dahiya in the triple murder in Bahadurgarh last Saturday, further inquiries and inside reports suggest that his arrest has served little purpose in making any crucial headway in the case so far.

Heroin worth Rs 1.6 crore seized, three held
New Delhi, April 26
In its latest drive, the Narcotics Cell of the Delhi Police apprehended three persons in two different cases and seized heroin worth Rs 1.60 crore in the international market.


BSNL mulls over launching mobile services in Sonepat
Sonepat, April 26
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is contemplating to launch mobile telephone services in the Sonepat telecom district and elsewhere during the current financial year. Stating this, Mr R C Hooda, general manager of the telecom district, told mediapersons here today that the services, when commissioned, would benefit lakhs of telephone subscribers in the state.


Sheila Dikshit‘Neighbourhood clinics to meet health needs’
New Delhi, April 26
Sixty per cent of Indians suffer from easily preventable and curable diseases. That is if they are detected and diagnosed early. To facilitate just that, “neighbourhood clinics” are being promoted as a “family’s preferred day-to-day healthcare destinations”.


Shastri Club enter final
New Delhi, April 26
Rajan Gupta slammed a brilliant century as Lal Bahadur Shastri Club stunned Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) by 12 runs to enter the final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground.

Jeev Milkha on comeback trail 
New Delhi, April 26
Jeev Milkha Singh indicated a return to form when he was placed tied fourth at the half-way stage of the US$ 775,000 Tsuruya Open, the third event of the 2002 season of the Japanese PGA Tour, according to information available in the Capital. Jeev, who is sponsored by Hero Honda Motors, shot a two-under 69 on the opening day to be tied for the fifth place at the par-71 Sports Shinko Country Club in Hyohgo.

Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket from May 5
New Delhi, April 26
The 29th All-India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament will be held from May 5 at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, SGTB Khalsa College, Maurice Nagar. Scindia XI will take on Rajdhani Sports in the opening match. The final will be played on May 26. Organising secretary Virender Katyal said 16 teams will participate in the tournament.

Rachit’s ton helps RR Gym win
New Delhi, April 26
Rachit Kapoor hit a smashing century of 104 and Hemant Bansal cracked 65 to help Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Coaching Centre by 81 runs and enter the semi-final of the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament, organised by the Madan Lal Cricket Academy, at the Siri Fort Sports Complex ground. Rachit Kapoor was adjudged the man of the match.

Big boys are here for the big show
New Delhi, April 26
The big boys are here for the Big Show as ‘The Showstopper’ will match his strength against another Hercules at the Ansal Plaza amphitheatre on Saturday at 7 pm. The Showstopper, towering over seven feet two inches, and weighing 500 pounds, has a shoe size of 17, chest 62 and bicep 22 inches. Big Show entered the World Wrestling Federation at St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in February by ripping through the ring canvas and showing off his strength by throwing Stone Cold Steve Austin through a steel cage. Whether it is lifting up an entire ring, or pulling the entire Titan Tron down to the floor, he puts on a show that fans won’t soon forget.

Satya Prakash Soccer
New Delhi, April 26
Upras Public School defeated Springdales by 3-0 in the opening match of the inaugural Satya Prakash Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament played at the Moti Bagh Senior Secondary School ground.


New code for rickshaw owners, pullers
Gurgaon, April 26
The district police and the local municipality have finally launched a concerted effort to flush out the unauthorised cycle-rickshaws and their operators, who have been accused of contributing to the rising crime graph in the city, from business. They are also seen as obstructing the free flow of vehicular traffic and a blot on the aesthetic look of this city, bandied about as the economic mascot of Haryana by the government.


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