Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Gurdwara Polls
BJP’s turn to be sore with Akalis
New Delhi, May 20
Differences have cropped up between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and its alliance partner, Bharatiya Janata Party, over the distribution of tickets even before the Delhi government has notified the dates for the general election to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

Cops unravel spurious drug trail to Bihar
New Delhi, May 20
The Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket in manufacture and trade of spurious drugs with the arrest of two persons.
Some of the spurious medicines
Some of the spurious medicines seized by the Delhi Police on Monday. — Tribune Photo

Toilet repair project smells foul
Gurgaon, May 20
The local Improvement Trust, which keeps getting embroiled in controversies at the drop of a hat, is knee-deep in another one.

Yet another fire in Delhi
New Delhi, May 20
More than 100 makeshift shelters and shops were destroyed in a fire which broke out in the congested Turkman Gate area near the Guru Nanak Eye Hospital in the early hours this morning. No one was reported injured in the fire, which lasted for over an hour.

Residents sift through the debris of their makeshift structures, which were gutted in the Laker Mandi slum cluster at Turkman Gate in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Residents sift through the debris of their makeshift structures

Rewari group makes its debut on celluloid
Rewari, May 20
Artistes of Banjara, a cultural organisation of South Haryana that has drawn accolades for its superb plays at Delhi, Jaipur, Rewari, Gurgaon and Ram Nagar (Nainital), have come out with their first Hindi feature film, ‘Doosri Ladki’. The movie is due for release in Rewari in early June.

City woman tipped Abu Salem on extortion victims
New Delhi, May 20
Chanchal Mehta, an entrepreneur who surrendered in the city court a few days back, was one of the main contacts of the Dubai-based underworld don Abu Salem and used to identify affluent businessmen of the Capital for extortion.

Pact reached on captive cops
Rohtak, May 20
The district administration today heaved a sigh of relief as the four-day old hostage drama, involving the detention of four cops, reportedly ended following an “agreement’ between the district administration and the agitating farmers and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leaders this evening.


DMRC to supply water from work sites to MCD
ith the Supreme Court ruling on the closure of the Bhatti mines in South-West Delhi for mismanaging the groundwater in the area to the detriment of the residents still fresh, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has done a quick review of how it will handle the subsoil water in the path of the underground segment of the Metro rail. And it has come up with a solution that will benefit thousands of drought-hit families.

Prof G. K.ChadhaFACE TO FACE
‘Setting up Institute of Advanced Studies is my first priority’
he unforgettable, traumatic Partition in 1947 brought this innocent lad, Gopal Krishna Chadha, the newly elected Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, to India.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice-Chancellor Prof G. K.Chadha

Citizens told to help nab power thieves
New Delhi, May 20
Vigilantes or informers? The stakeholders of the Bhagidari (citizen-government partnership) programme have been asked to assist the government nab those guilty of pilfering water and electricity.

Bansi flays Centre on terrorism
Jhajjar, May 20
The Haryana Vikas Party President and former Defence Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, today described the steps taken by the Central Government to tackle problem of cross-border terrorism afflicting the country, as “unsatisfactory”. 

BSNL staff demand end to ban on  recruitment 
Panipat, May 20
The two-day district committee meeting of the Karnal SSA of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) got underway here today. Talking to mediapersons, Mr J.S. Dahiya, treasurer of the BSNL Employees Union, New Delhi, demanded the lifting of ban on the recruitment to the Class III and IV, which was imposed by the Central Government in 1986.

Shaheed smarak to be built on MDU campus
Rohtak, May 20
A shaheed smarak would be constructed on the Maharshi Dayanand University campus, covering an area of two-and-a-half acre, at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore.
  • Firing condemned
  • Killed by kin
  • Principal dead
  • Congress dharna
  • 84 persons arrested
  • Dues recovered
  • Defaulters warned

Three killed in scooter-mobike collision
Noida, May 20
Three persons were killed and two others injured seriously in a head on collision between a motorcycle and a scooter near Kudbal Banaras village under the Dehat Mankhera police station, Bulandshahar.


Six hurt in cylinder blast
Ghaziabad, May 20
More than six persons, including two women and two children, received burns as a gas cylinder exploded in a house in the Loni area near the Banthala police post. The house was engulfed in flames soon after the explosion. Another cylinder explosion was reported in a house in Lajpat Nagar.

Hotel supervisor stabbed, looted of Rs 60,000
New Delhi, May 20
A supervisor in Sagar Ratna restaurant in East district, Mr Venkatesh,( 30) was reportedly stabbed to death in the restaurant on Monday morning. At least Rs 60, 000 of sale proceeds of Saturday and Sunday was found missing from the money box, whose lock was found broken. 

Truckload of rice seized, 2 arrested
Sonepat, May 20
The Murthal police on Monday claimed to have arrested two persons, namely Sanjay of Kanaundha village and Subhash of Sewli village, following the recovery of a truckload of rice worth Rs 7 lakh from their possession.


MDU admission schedule announced
Rohtak, May 20
Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has declared the admission schedule for the session 2002-2003 in respect of its affiliated colleges. The last date for receipt of application forms for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate classes in the arts, science and commerce colleges affiliated to MDU will be June 29.


Stone diseases higher among north Indians
Sonepat, May 20
The incidence of stone disease is higher in North India at around 3 per cent on account of the higher temperature, higher mineral content of water and the rich diet consumed in this part of the country.

Registration with DNC made mandatory for nurses
New Delhi, May 20
Nurses in the Capital now will have to seek mandatory registration with the Delhi Nursing Council, which started functioning from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in central Delhi on Monday.

L-G opens free yoga and ayurveda camp 
New Delhi, May 20
The Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, inaugurated a fortnight-long free naturopathy, yoga and ayurveda camp here today. The camp, being organised by Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram, Gandhi Nidhi at Patparganj in East Delhi, is aimed at reviving the age-old heritage of holistic health care methods.

  • Ayurveda Complex soon


ONGC beat Shastri Club, enter semi-final
New Delhi, May 20
Last year’s runners-up Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by 29 runs in the last quarter-final match of the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Monday.

Can Sachin and Lara produce the elusive magic in one-dayers?
New Delhi, May 20
Having flopped in the five-Test series, will batting maestros Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara come good in the One-Day International Series? After the exciting five-Test series, India and the West Indies are now sharpening their tools in what promises to be a fascinating five-match one-day series, starting on May 25.

The battle that fizzled out.

Gautam Bhalla bowls Chand Khanna to victory
New Delhi, May 20
A devastating bowling performance of 4 for 26 by Gautam Bhalla helped Chand Khanna defeat K N Colts by four wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the PGDAV College ground.

Shyamkant Joshi passes IJF test
New Delhi, May 20
Mr Shyamkant Joshi, Sports Authority of India’s STC-Delhi judo coach, has passed the International Judo Federation (IJF) Continental Referee Examination held on May 16 and 17 in Damascus (Syria) during the just concluded Asian Junior Judo Championship.


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