Sunday, May 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Builder takes his cut, turns back on Gnida dues
Noida, May 18
Some 700 plot holders who booked plots with the Ansals in Golf Links of Greater Noida on Plot P-8, a 100-acre area at the rate of Rs 462 per sq yd, have accused the Ansals of having taken them for a ride and causing them tremendous loss and mental agony all through.

Maken cracks the whip against DVB officers
New Delhi, May 18
Agitated residents, reeling under long hours of power cuts, confronted the Delhi Power Minister, Mr Ajay Maken, who was out on the roads to assess the power situation in the Capital today.

High time to make a noise about this pollution
New Delhi, May 18
The din in the national Capital is threatening to perforate the hearing ability, warn doctors. Noise pollution, like its environmental counterpart, is spelling doom and if not reigned in time could lead to serious cochlea problems.


A child holding toy pistols
A child holding toy pistols during a demonstration against Pakistan in protest against the recent carnage in Jammu.

Free policemen immediately, Chautala tells BKU leaders
Rohtak, May 18
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, has warned the Bhartiya Kisan Union to leave the agitational path and release immediately the four policemen kept hostage by the people at Kiloi village on Thursday night.

Residents thwart mafia bid to abduct youngster
Sonepat, May 18
Fire shots in the dead of night scared the life of out of the residents of Dewru village about 2 km from here. A youth fired in the air by a country-made pistol to shoo off the residents who woke up and tried to prevent the members of the liquor mafia from taking away a 17-year-old youth, Bijender, a son of Mr Om Parkash at Dewru village last night.

Hottest day in 4 yrs
New Delhi, May 18
The Capital today experienced the hottest day in four years with the mercury touching a high of 46 degree Celsius. Today’s temperature of 46 degree Celsius is five degrees above normal and the highest since 1998 when the mercury touched 47.1degrees.


BJP’s uneasiness with INLD comes to fore
Rewari, May 18
The BJP’s uneasiness with the Chautala government in Haryana came to the fore once again when president of the party’s state unit and MP, Mr Rathan Lal Kataria, met mediapersons here on Friday. He said that though there were differences between the Chief Minister and INLD supremo, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and the state BJP leaders, they had been supporting the government from outside all along.

There’s something amiss in Patiala Courts
New Delhi, May 18
The Patiala House Courts, the final destination of all the litigants from South, South-West and New Delhi is in a shambles. Lack of adequate parking space, sanitation, toilets and constraints on the chamber space for lawyers are only a few of the problems.

Fatal accidents on decline in Capital: Pereira
New Delhi, May 18
The day the Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Mr Maxwell Pereira, claimed that the accident rate in the Capital is on the decline, a truck hit an autorickshaw killing two persons, including a woman, on DDU Marg near the Police Headquarters this morning.

The need for stainless scribes
f the shame of the Fourth Estate crawling before brute force during the Emergency is considered a blot in the history of the Press in the country, the media has covered itself with glory in the way it has consistently portrayed the truth in Gujarat, beginning with the incident of the Godhra train burning on February 27.

Trekking or meditation with boots on
With mercury soaring, it is time to search for new highs in the unexplored territories of Himachal Pradesh. If the pleasure of trekking is added to it, the mystic beauty of the mountains multiplies manifold. The state tourism department has explored new treks in Kinnaur and Spiti areas, which were till now a forbidden land for the tourists. 

Tough trek.
Tough trek

Roadways conductor  beaten up by bus owner
Jhajjar, May 18
Employees of the Haryana Roadways depot held up traffic at the local bus stand in protest against the beating up of a roadways bus conductor by some private bus operators today. 

Policemen foil prisoner’s suicide bid
Sonepat, May 18
Harish, an undertrial prisoner of Hari Nagar, reportedly made an attempt to commit suicide in the police custody at Ganaur town, 16 km from here, on Friday. According to a report, the prisoner was arrested in a dacoity case and he was taken to the police station for interrogation.

  • Couple commit suicide

Portal on sustainable development launched
New Delhi, May 18
A Web portal and online community focused on information and communication technologies for global sustainable development, Digital Opportunity Channel, was launched here on Friday.


One killed in riot over park in Narela
New Delhi, May 18
One person, Baljit Singh (65), was killed and several others, including two women, were injured in a riot in Narela today. Eight persons have been arrested on the charge of rioting.


HC asks railway SP to look into boy’s death
Rewari, May 18
Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Superintendent of Police, Government Railway Police (GRP), Ambala Cantt to personally look into the relevant papers pertaining to the death of Ravi Dutt, son of Paras Ram of Jant Sayarwas village near Rewari. 

33 cases disposed of by special court
New Delhi, May 18
Thirty-three cases involving petty offenders, who have been languishing in the jail, were disposed of by a special court in the Tihar Court complex today. The court was presided over by City Metropolitan Magistrate Bharat Parashar, Tihar jail authorities said in a statement.


1,065 disabled persons treated at camp 
Sonepat, May 18
An eight-day Handicapped Welfare and Surgery Camp, organised jointly by the District Red Cross Society, Jain Milan and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, concluded here on Friday evening.

Cholera cases increasing in the Capital
he number of cholera cases in the Capital is on the rise, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) here. Dr Sunil Gupta, Head of the Microbiology division of NICD says that 240 cases of cholera have been reported this year alone between January and mid-May.
  • Anti-quackery movement
  • New faces in IMA
  • Morepen launches Lifelyte
  • Escorts heart c entre


Collage Group sail into semis
New Delhi, May 18
Collage Group stunned Chand Khanna by four wickets to storm into the semi-final of the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the SGTB Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Saturday.

Junior National Kho Kho from May 22
Rewari, May 18
The following boys and girls teams will represent Haryana in the 24th Junior National Kho Kho Championship to be held from May 22 to 26 at Pondichery, according to Mr Satpal Singh, General Secretary of the Haryana State Kho-Kho association:

Amit cracks century in ONGC’s win
New Delhi, May 18
Himachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy player Amit Sharma cracked a fine century and then claimed two wickets to help Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) rout Indian Air Force by 106 runs in the Mellennium Cup Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament at the Air Force ground, Palam.

DPS enter Ravindra Cricket quarter-finals
New Delhi, May 18
Deadly bowling by Anubhav Jain (3 for 2) and Smarth Prakash (3 for 21) powered Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram to a thumping eight-wicket victory against Gyan Bharti Public School and enter the quarter-final of the first Ravindra Malhotra Memorial Under-15 Inter-School Cricket Tournament in the Capital.Top

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