Monday, May 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DJB wants a ‘waste not, want not’ water policy
New Delhi, May 12
Here’s a question that you won’t hear on quiz shows. Only individuals who have got a drinking water connection are eligible.

HC seeks report on treatment for poor
New Delhi, May 12
The Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Government to file a status report on the action taken on the Justice Qureshi Committee report, set up to review the free treatment facilities for the poor patients extended by the hospitals which had been allotted land on concessional rates or gratis.

Mayawati’s hamlet becomes ‘the observed 
of all observers’
Noida, May 12
All roads seem to lead to Badalpur village now, a destination which has almost overnight assumed the importance and sanctity of a pilgrimage centre. 


Corporate giants do philanthropic work in a ‘businesslike’ way
Gurgaon, May 12
The corporate entities here are engaged in the social sector in a big way. Perhaps, it makes good business sense. Possibly, a quid pro quo is involved. At least, that is the general perception. But the fact is that more and more companies are taking a leaf out of their philanthropic book. Hero Honda, which has plants in Gurgaon and Rewari, has set up the Raman Kant Foundation.
The fruits of corporate labour
The fruits of corporate labour

GRECIAN LOOK: Models display the outfits of V. Kostetsos from Greece during the New Delhi International Fashion Week 2002. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Land mafia eyeing college land
Noida, May 12
Seventy-year-old Swami Dhadesh Giri Maharaj, founder of Bhawani Shankar Inter-College, Hajipur village and manager of Boda Mahadev Mandir, is a worried man today. In a written letter to the District Magistrate (DM) of Gautam Budh Nagar, he has alleged that some anti-social elements are bent upon usurping the land belonging to the inter-college and the temple in Hajipur village.

Gangsters rape two women, loot wheat
Faridabad, May 12
Faridabad witnessed a few gruesome incidents in the past 24 hours. While criminals struck in a big way at two places in the district looting cash and goods worth over Rs 3.5 lakh, two women of a family were gang raped and another woman hacked her son to death with an axe.

Wheatgate costing Haryana dear 
Sonepat, May 12
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge loss of revenue on account of ‘benami’ purchases of wheat by certain traders and ‘arhtias’ in the city and other parts of the district.

‘Baniyan’ gang strikes at Baba Colony 
New Delhi, May 12
A gang of four unidentified persons, believed to be members of the dreaded ‘Kachha Baniyan’ gang, raided a house in Baba Colony, Sant Nagar Burari in North Delhi, in the early hours of this morning and escaped with unspecified amount of cash and valuables after injuring all four family members, including two women. 


No need to hate plastic waste, it makes roads last longer
New Delhi, May 12
The moment one hears about plastic wastes, especially bags, the picture that comes to one’s mind is that they clog the drains, choke the throat of gullible animals, become an eyesore to the city and picturesque environment and are bio non-degradable.

Chautala for tough line on power defaulters 
Jhajjar, May 12
Taking a tough line on the issue of outstanding power bills, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala today asked the defaulting consumers to clear their arrears by May 15 under the waiver scheme.

Auditors agitated over pay disparity
New Delhi, May 12
Senior auditors in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) here have planned to observe a day-long dharna and demonstration on May 14 before the CAG office, to press for their demand for the implementation of new pay scales.

250 BPL houses to be built in Sonepat and Bhiwani
Sonepat, May 12
The Central Government has selected Sonepat and Bhiwani district in Haryana for the construction of 250 houses during the current financial year for the families living below the poverty line (BPL).
  • Phone woes
  • House gutted
  • Driver killed
  • Vehicles collide
  • Car falls in canal
  • Dowry harassment


Three of inter-state gang of car thieves arrested
Sonepat, May 12
With the arrest of three criminals, the special staff of the Sonepat police has busted an inter-state gang of car thieves operating in parts of Haryana and the neighbouring states for the past few months.

Three runaway killers arrested 
New Delhi, May 12
Three youths, who had carried out sensational killings in different districts of Haryana, including a murder in court premises in Panipat and declared proclaimed offenders by the state, have been arrested, the Delhi Police said here today.

Pirated VCD manufacturing unit unearthed
New Delhi, May 12
No sooner have the Bollywood blockbusters been released in theatre, it is there on the cable network and in the showcase of shops at a throwaway price. Even as the multi-crore mega star movies flopped at the box offices, pirated VCD manufacturers went to the bank laughing.

Former employer beats youth black and blue
Faridabad, May 12
The only fault of poor Salluddin, a youth lying on a bed of the Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital with severe injuries, was that he dared to leave his job at a furniture shop at Tikona Park in the NIT area here.


Herbal sunscreen lotion for peaches and cream complexion
player in the herbal cosmetic industry, Ayur introduces sunscreen lotion to offer protection from the sun. After researching for the cause of sunburn and skin damage, it has come up with two special formulations with SPF (sun protection factor) 5 and 15. While SPF 5 is best for dark complexion, SPF 15 is for fairer skin.
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  • Fab watches
  • Fastest CD-RW
  • Digital inverters
  • Zero-calorie
  • For children
  • Guide to painting


Chubby cherubs set the catwalk on fire
Beauty pageants seem to have caught the fancy of schoolchildren more than any other activity. Dressed to kill the beauty queens and the hunks, the children of Little Kingdom Nursery School participated in the Cutie Pie, an annual event where the spotlight focussed on their fashionable self. The show was judged according to various categories, most healthy baby, most cute baby, most active baby, most photogenic baby and the fashion show. The little angels seem to be taking a breather after the fashion show.
The little angels seem to be taking a breather after the fashion show. 
  • Principal honoured
  • Workshop held
  • Sunday funday

The three-fold path to happiness and salvation
ork without ethics is like food without salt. It lacks the flavour of truth. That service is noblest which serves mankind. “Works is worship and a sincere act of worship alone can elevate us and strengthen our resolve to face life sincerely and live harmoniously and peacefully” (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar).

IGNOU to provide training to midwives 
New Delhi, May 12
Indira Gandhi National Open University in a bid to improve health, welfare facility in rural and remote areas today announced education and training facility for midwives. It is essential that midwives are trained and IGNOU has joined hands with Centre and state governments to solve this major problem, said IGNOU vice-chancellor H. P. Dikshit.


Quality control in construction stressed
Faridabad, May 12
A strong need of quality control in all civil construction works, especially in hospital buildings, was emphasised by Mr Durga Shankar Mishra, Project Director and Secretary ( Health), Government of Uttar Pradesh. 


Rajender slams unbeaten 125 for Telecom
New Delhi, May 12
Rajender Ahir blasted an unbeaten 125 studded with 11 fours and two sixes to help Delhi Telecom beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Coaching Centre by five runs in a B Division match of the DDCA Super League at the Kotla II ground in the Capital.

Akansha moves up in Tirath Ram Badminton
New Delhi, May 12
Akansha Nehra downed Tulika Negi 7-5,7-3 to move into the second round of the 13th Pt. Tirath Ram Badminton Tournament at the New Era Public School court in the Capital. In a virtually one-sided encounter in the Under-16 girls’ section, Akansha Nehra played steady badminton to outwit Negi.

Tiny titans: Akansha Nehra in action against Tulika in the Tirath Ram Badminton.
Tiny titans

Sachin fan wins Super Selector contest
New Delhi, May 12
Tushar Mali, a marketing expert and a diehard Sachin Tendulkar fan from Mumbai, has emerged as the Super Selector for the Month of April. The ESPN Star Sports’ innovative, interactive and integrated game show, Super Selector, selected the best team amassing a mind-boggling super score of over four thousand points.
A diehard fan: Super Selector winner Tushar Mali with Javed Jaffrey, Tom Alter, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Maninder Singh.
A diehard fan


Meat shops to be shifted to new market
Sonepat, May 12
The Sonepat Municipal Council has decided to shift all the meat shops from the city areas to the meat market near the slaughterhouse along Drain No. 6 on the Ambala Road.


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