Wednesday, May 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Akalis biting off more than they can chew?
Gurdwara poll candidates will make public all assets and criminal records, if any
New Delhi, May 14
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee polls could create a history of sorts, if the Akalis adhere to their commitment to enforce the recent Supreme Court directive that makes it mandatory for candidates contesting Parliamentary and Assembly elections to disclose their assets and criminal records, if any.

Most parts of Delhi sweat it out
New Delhi, May 14
“If the erratic supply of electricity continues for a few days more you will see us take to the streets,” says Patparganj businessman Rajendra Tripathi reminding you of power riots of the past. 

The mystery of missing text books: NCERT 
prime suspect
New Delhi, May 14
After receiving flak for the changes made in the curriculum, the NCERT is now in the line of fire for not being able to provide new books on time. While the NCERT officials maintain that the books are ready and available, the schools have a different story to tell.


Chimneys turn residential areas into hell-holes
Faridabad, May 14
Industry is the lifeline of Faridabad’s economy. That is an old hat. However, the recent use of residential areas for industrial operations and the failure to install effluent treatment plants (ETP) have led to disastrous results. The whole activity has caused heavy pollution of both water and air.

Panipat gets set for export cluster status
Panipat, May 14
Panipat is all set to become the “town of export excellence” under a new policy – cluster development programme (CDP), announced by the Commerce Minister, Mr Murasoli Maran, recently as part of the Exim Policy 2202.

Bail plea in Nitish case to come up on May 17
Ghaziabad, May 14
The bail application of Vikas and Vishal Yadav, the main accused in Nitish Katara kidnapping and murder case will be taken up by the court on May 17. It was decided by the court after hearing the advocates of both the parties to the dispute.

Bar association chief ‘ousted’ amidst ruckus
Jhajjar, May 14
Amidst uproarious scenes, the meeting of the District Bar Association (DBA) deposed its incumbent president, Mr Satish Chahar, and installed the secretary of the association, Mr Krishan Kadian, as the acting president today.


Terrorist attacks on selected targets likely
New Delhi, May 14
There are intelligence reports that some terrorist outfits may attack selected targets in the Capital, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Vidyasagar Rao, informed the Lok Sabha.

Peeved power consumers get Cong backing
Sonepat, May 14
The Congress leaders today joined hands with the 31-member Action Committee formed by the electricity consumers in protest against the forcible installation of electronic meters at Kharkhauda town in the district.

He writes to put ‘jinns’ of superstition back in the bottle
hahid A. Chaudhury hit the headlines in America, London, Canada, South Africa and Pakistan a few months back for writing ‘Jinn — Who are they??’, published by Regency Publications, New Delhi. This is his fourth book and first on the topic. What is so great about this book?

Multi-faceted Chandramukhi is passionate about social works
The mere recollection of the role of Chandramukhi lights up her face. After nearly 40 years of having played the role, Dr Vyajantimala Bali still considers it her best performance. “I am absolutely in love with the character. Chandramukhi is a very loveable character unlike Paro, who was vain because she had Devdas’ love”.

Vyajantimala Bali: Still active on the stage of life.

Vyajantimala Bali
  • Starry dreams 

  • Body odour
  • Fashion week
  • Dream offer
  • Gym- friendly body

66 and going solo on scooter to Ladakhi heights
New Delhi, May 14
Leading scooter manufacturing company LML Ltd today felicitated Mr Jitender Prakash Bhatnagar, a 66-year-old retired teacher from MMH Inter College, Ghaziabad, who is all set once more to scale the challenging heights of Nubra Valley on his 14-year-old LML scooter.

No end to water woes in sight 
Faridabad, May 14
The number of persons and delegations of residents protesting outside the office of the Mayor and the Municipal Corporation over the shortage of drinking water are increasing each day. Residents of at least a dozen areas have demonstrated in the past three days demanding ample supply of potable water.

CBI inquiry into HPSC selections demanded
Rohtak, May 14
Mr Balraj Kaushik, a former general secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged large-scale irregularities in the recent selections made by the Haryana Public Service Commission.

Writers pay tributes to Kaifi Azmi
Ghaziabad, May 14
The members of the Ghaziabad’s Pragti Sheel Lekhak Sang (Progressive Writers Association) paid rich tributes to the memory of noted Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azami and observed a two minutes’ silence for peace of the departed soul at a meeting of the sang called to condole the death of the great poet.

Two get life imprisonment for murdering neighbour
Faridabad, May 14
A fast track court here has sentenced two persons to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20,000 each. As per the prosecution, Deepak, resident of NH-5 (NIT) here, had given Rs 10,000 on interest to his neighbours, Pawan and Ajit, in 2000.
  • Schoolboy run over
  • Exam results
  • Workers’ rally
  • Open darbar
  • Aid to the old
  • Godown set afire
  • Falls from train


Five gangsters nabbed, robbery bid foiled
Sonepat, May 14
With the arrest of five dreaded criminals, the Kharkhauda police foiled an attempt to commit a robbery on the Sonepat-Kharkhauda road near Rohna village, about 20 km from here, on Monday night.

One dead, five hurt as robbers run riot at workers’ quarters 
Rewari, May 14
One person was killed and cash and ornaments worth several thousands of rupees were looted by three unidentified armed youths from the workers’ quarters of an ice factory near Banipur Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, about 12 km from here, in the wee hours of Sunday. 

10,000 litres of diesel seized
Ghaziabad, May 14
The Trade Tax Department has seized 10,000 litres of diesel and ‘masoor dal’ worth Rs 2.88 lakh when these were being transported illegally in the Loni area.


School panels get financial powers
New Delhi, May 14
After making a radical departure from the convention by extending the Bhagidari (citizen-government partnership) Programme to educational institutions, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today took the next step of “empowering” the school welfare committees.

Apply now to St Stephen’s online
New Delhi, May 14
For the first time, candidates applying for admission to St Stephen’s College will be able to submit forms online through the Internet. Till last year, these forms were available on the college website from where they could be downloaded and posted to the college.


A glimmer of hope for the mentally ill
New Delhi, May 14
Caring Foundation, an NGO based in Defence Enclave, Vikas Marg, working in the field of mental health, drug prevention and community empowerment, for the last six years, has set up a community-based half way home-cum-rehabilitation centre, ‘Sahil’ on its premises for those suffering from severe mental disorders.
The rehabilitation centre run by the Caring Foundation brings a smile on the faces of the mentally challenged.
The rehabilitation centre run by the Caring Foundation brings a smile on the faces of the mentally challenged. 

‘Women worse victims of  malnutrition’
New Delhi, May 14
Women are the worst victims of malnutrition and hunger in spite of the fact that they are the major food producers. The fact was revealed at a seminar organised on the issue of food security for women by Navdanya, an NGO, here today.


SAIL sail into Goswami Cricket quarter-finals
New Delhi, May 14
Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) trounced Rajdhani Sports Club by 88 runs to sail into the quarter-final of the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament played at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Tuesday.

Kirti Azad unveils success mantras
New Delhi, May 14
Former Indian Test cricketer Kirti Azad exhorted budding cricketers to follow the “four-D” principle as their mantra to succeed in their chosen field and life, as a whole. The “four-D” principles are—desire, dedication, determination and discipline.

FOR BUDDING CRICKETERS: Former Test cricketer Kirti Azad addressing the trainees of Dronacharya Cricket Foundation, watched by coaches Sunita Sharma and Gurcharan Singh.

Jagdish Singh stars in Daryaganj’s victory
New Delhi, May 14
Jagdish Singh slammed a strokeful 91 with ten fours and two sixes to help Daryaganj Gymkhana beat Darling Club by 77 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at Kotla-II ground.

UEFA Champions League final live on ESPN
New Delhi, May 14
ESPN will telecast live the UEFA Champions’ League final, marking the closing of the European Club season, as Real Madrid face unsung Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in Glasgow, venue of Real Madrid’s great shining moment of the 20th century.

Karun Chandkok becomes brand ambassador
New Delhi, May 14
India’s 18-year-old racing sensation Karun Chandkok has been signed up by Synergies-Dooray Automotive Limited as the brand ambassador for their TRAXX alloy wheels, that are manufactured using state-of-the-art die casting technology.

Top teams to play in Ravinder Malhotra Cricket
New Delhi, May 14
Twelve top school teams of Delhi will participate in the first Ravinder Malhotra Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament to be played at the Roshanara Club ground from Wednesday.

Baniwal slams century
New Delhi, May 14
A fine century by Kamal Baniwal and a quickfire 82 by Sandeep Yadav helped Haryana Cricket Academy beat Ramjas School No 2 by 146 runs in the Delhi-Haryana Under-19 Cricket League at the Captain Dharam Pal Sports Complex ground.


UHBVN recovers Rs 1.87 crore in four months
Sonepat, May 14
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has intensified its campaign against power theft in the Sonepat circle comprising the Sonepat city, Sonepat suburban and Gohana operation division.

Poor response to plots for dairies
Rohtak, May 14
The district administration’s attempts to shift the dairies out of the town have received a jolt as only nine applications have been received till the stipulated period against the 270 plots acquired on the outskirts of the town for setting up dairies.


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