Tuesday, May 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Only nominal hike in bus, auto fares
New Delhi, May 6
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Monday effected a nominal hike in the fares of buses, autorickshaws and taxis. The notification is likely to be issued in a few days from when the new fares will come into vogue.
Within hours of a transport strike called by private transporters in New Delhi, the government gives in to their demand and announces a fare hike.
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An ‘English gurukul’ to help students succeed in school of life
Rewari, May 6
It would be a gurukul with a difference. Retaining the traits of the gurukul of yore, it would also teach its wards English. No, not to make them ‘brown sahibs’! The students would continue to follow the gurukul mores. 

Census man sees 25% growth in Sikh population
New Delhi, May 6
While the Sikh community leaders in the Capital are agitated over the low representation of the members of the community in the Census 2001, indications are that there has been a 25 per cent growth in the community’s population during the last decade.


Panipat’s textile industry in a tizzy as crime spins out of control
Panipat, May 6
Even as the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, undertakes his ‘Bharat Darshan’ to woo investors of other states to invest in Haryana, the state’s industry is in the doldrums. At least, the textile industry here has been left to fend for itself by the Haryana Government, which is now keen on according a red carpet welcome to outside investors.

Shift risky chemical units in 3 months, orders HC
New Delhi, May 6
In a significant order, the Delhi High Court today directed that all shops and establishments storing hazardous chemicals must be taken outside the city within three months.


1,950 govt quarters sub-let by allottees
New Delhi, May 6
Over 1,950 government accommodations of government employees sub-letting their premises have come to light in the year 2001 alone, the Union Minister of State, Mr Bandaru Dattatreya, informed the Rajya Sabha. He said after following the prescribed procedure, 916 quarters were cancelled and 655 quarters vacated between January 1997 and December 2001.

I did not blame Sheila govt: DTTDC chief 
New Delhi, May 6
Delhi Tourism chairman Romesh Sabharwal today said that he had never accused the Sheila Dikshit government of not according priority to the tourism sector in Delhi, but was only critical of the functioning of his department.

Rs 2.42-cr revamp plan for abattoirs in Haryana 
Sonepat, May 6
The Haryana Government has approved a Rs 2.42 crore scheme for the construction of modern slaughterhouses in different towns of the state during the current financial year.

Proper management of industrial wastes stressed 
Faridabad, May 6
Experts have expressed serious concern over the `laxity’ being adopted by the authorities as well as industrialists for proper disposal and management of industrial wastes. 

Residents squirm as police fail to crack dacoity case
Panipat, May 6
The district police, whose record of working out cases has been lacklustre to say the least, has failed to achieve any breakthrough in the case of dacoity at Surinder Dye House in Babarpur even after one week, spreading panic among the public.

Four die while cleaning factory sewer
Ghaziabad, May 6
Four sanitary workers were reportedly killed while cleaning the sewer of a factory, Shiela Foam, in the Sahibabad Industrial Area under the Link Road police station on Sunday. Another three workers, who were rescued by the fire workers, are in a serious condition and have been admitted to different hospitals.

Sanjay Tiwari ‘Teachers’ involvement in politics lowers research quality’
he state of research in universities and institutes of excellence has attracted a lot of attention from the intelligentsia in the recent times. It is now being widely believed that the budgetary allocation for scientific research needs to be increased significantly to facilitate better research in the country.
Delhi University Researchers’ Association President Sanjay Tiwari 

Four killed in car-truck collision 
Noida, May 6
Four occupants of a Maruti car were killed on the spot after their vehicle collided with a truck near the Badalpur police check post under the Dadri police station on Sunday night.

200 disabled activists court arrest 
New Delhi, May 6
More than 200 physically disabled activists today courted arrest while marching towards the Prime Minister’s residence here in support of their demands, including reservation in jobs and raising of income tax exemption limit. The activists, under the banner of the Disabled Rights Group (DRG), were stopped by the police when they began marching from the Safdarjung Tomb raising slogans like ‘We demand justice’ and ‘Don’t ignore the disabled’.

More than 200 physically disabled activists, under the banner of the Disabled Rights Group (DRG), today courted arrest while marching towards the Prime Minister’s residence here in support of their demands, which include reservation in jobs and raising income tax exemption limit. The activists began their march from the Safdarjung Tomb raising slogans like ‘We demand justice’ and ‘Don’t ignore the disabled’. 

2 youths killed in road mishap
Panipat, May 6
Two youths were killed when the motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a truck on the GT Road here. According to information, Vinay Jain, a resident of the Jain Mohalla here, died on the spot. His friend Suresh, a resident of Kabri village, was seriously injured and later died in a private hospital.
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Kidnapped child rescued
New Delhi, May 6
With the arrest of Kalim Ahmed alias Baloo, and his associate Sri Om, North-East district police rescued a three-and-a-half-year-old- boy of a businessman of Gautampuri, Abhishek Mishra, who was kidnapped from near his house on Friday.

DP inspector gets 5-yr jail term for taking bribe
New Delhi, May 6
The Special CBI court today sent a Delhi Police Inspector to jail for five years for taking a bribe of Rs 2 lakh while being posted as the station in-charge at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

Postmaster robbed of Rs 13,000 at knifepoint 
Rohtak, May 6
About Rs 13,000 was looted from a post office by three unidentified armed robbers in broad daylight here today. According to the police, three youths entered the grain market sub post office at around noon.

Special drive helps solve cases
Faridabad, May 6
The fortnight-long ‘operation speed breaker’ launched by the police in the district had led to solving several old cases and the arrest of many criminals.


Film encapsulates state of education
New Delhi, May 6
A film that sheds light on the apologetic state of education in the country and reinforces the belief that education is not a top priority in the country was screened here today.


84 teams set up to check waterborne diseases
Faridabad, May 6
While cases of diarrhoea are still pouring in at government hospitals and private clinics, the district administration has set up 84 teams of doctors and paramedical staff to check the menace of waterborne diseases in the district.


R R Gymkhana lift Gyan Prakash cricket title
New Delhi, May 6
Narender Singh produced a deadly bowling spell of 3 for 21 to help Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Sonnet Club by two wickets to win the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament title at the Mohan Meakin ground.

Karun Chandhok scores British F 3 podium
New Delhi, May 6
India’s promising motorsport athlete Karun Chandhok scored the first podium of his short British Formula 3 career at the Silverstone F1 circuit on Sunday. The 18-year-old JK Tyre-sponsored athlete finished second in just his fifth race in the prestigious category, putting his hope of finishing in the top three in the British Championship firmly on track.

Naren finishes with championship  point in Canberra rally
New Delhi, May 6
Naren Kumar of Team MRF fell prey to the vagaries of an unforgiving track just three stages from the finish on the third and final day of the Subaru Rally of Canberra, first round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, according to information available here.

Sunil Sudan’s century for CWC goes in vain
New Delhi, May 6
Old war horse Sunil Sudan’s dashing century knock of 125, off 96 balls, studded with 16 fours and three sixes, went in vain as Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) lost to District Cricket Association, Faridabad by 12 runs in the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, SGTB Khalsa College ground, in the Capital on Monday.

Dronacharya beat Gyan Bharti
New Delhi, May 6
Dronacharya Cricket Foundation beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi by two runs in a thrilling finish in a limited overs match played at the Gyan Bharti ground. Dronacharya, batting first, made 138 all out in 42 overs with Amitoze Singh top-scoring (43, 4x4).

Chand Khanna record win in DDCA League
New Delhi, May 6
Chand Khanna Club beat Kishan Ganj Gymkhana by 30 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the DAV College ground. Chand Khanna thus registered their ninth successive victory in the league.


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