Wednesday, May 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Gurgaon industry ‘held to ransom’
Gurgaon, May 21
Vote-bank politics in the state appears to be the guiding principle of the politico-bureaucratic establishment when it comes to taking action against the private truck operators and their unions active in various industrial hubs in Gurgaon district. Industrialisation seems to have been cold-shouldered.

SAD (B) poll meeting to be stormy 
New Delhi, May 21
The election committee meeting of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) to be held tomorrow is likely to be a stormy affair. Several key issues on the selection of candidates for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee general elections is likely to be discussed.

NCR grant to relay 50 roads in Panipat
Panipat, May 21
The residents of this affluent industrial city, long used to poor civic amenities, particularly the pot-holed roads, can now breath easy. With the Municipal Council (MC) awarding tenders for the construction of about 50 roads under a special central government scheme, bumpy rides may be a thing of the past, at least for the residents of some localities in the city.


Mine mafia killed the golden goose
Faridabad, May 21
While the mining work within five kilometres’ range of the Delhi border in the Aravali Hills has already come to a halt following the Supreme Court order, the people connected with this age-old activity feel that the “excesses” by the mine mafia and gross violation of norms including that of pollution control have made things so serious that the court had to take a “tough” stand ultimately.

Task force to monitor power supply
New Delhi, May 21
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has decided to set up a task force to monitor the power supply position in the Capital during the summer months from May to September.

Campus Craze
Gen-Xers swoon over the ‘ne plus ultra’ of Latin pop scene 
New Delhi, May 21
Blame it on anybody. Bollywood box office failures, MTV intrusion, or anything else. Generation X has its own ways of choosing heroes. With the examination blues overcome and the ides of March conquered, the college-goers are putting their dancing shoes on and screaming ‘Bailamos’. Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias appears to be the flavour of the season, with his pulsating numbers ‘Bailamos’ (Let’s dance), ‘Rhythm Divine’, ‘Be with you’ setting the campus on fire.

Five girls booked for immoral trafficking
Sonepat, May 21
The police have launched a special campaign against the immoral trafficking in the city and elsewhere in the district. According to a report, the police conducted surprise raids on two prestigious hotels on the G.T. Road between Murthal and Ganaur last evening and rounded up five girls and their paramours.

Three shops gutted in Paharganj
New Delhi, May 21
Three shops, including a jewellery shop, in the Pahraganj area in Central Delhi were completely destroyed in a fire that broke out this afternoon. This is the sixth incident which has destroyed property of crores of rupees in different areas of the Capital this summer so far. The fire broke out in Ratna Jewellery shop in the area this afternoon. It spread to two other adjacent shops. 
Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Power crisis in Delhi man-made: Mukhi
New Delhi, May 21
Launching a scathing attack on the Congress led Delhi Government, the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Jagdish Mukhi today said the continuing power crisis in the Capital was man made, mainly due to the inefficient handling by the Delhi Vidyut Board officials and lack of political will on the part of the government.

CM misleading farmers: Vidrohi 
Sonepat, May 21
The president of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, today accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, of befooling the farmers by advocating the change of cultivation pattern of various crops and said that the diversification of crops would not improve the lot of the farmers unless they were paid sufficient remunerative price for their produce.

Govt claim on sufficient water supply questioned
Rewari, May 21
The Haryana Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, expressed concern over the drinking water crisis prevailing in most parts of Rewari and Mahendragarh districts as well as the Mewat region. The government’s claims on adequate water supply in the villages are found to be wrong, he said.

Farmers’ agitation to end Chautala’s misrule: Bansi
Rohtak, May 21
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP)supremo and former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, said that the farmers agitation, being spearheaded by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), would prove to be proverbial last nail in the coffin of the Chautala government in Haryana.

Murthal dhabas ride the gravy train
Sonepat, May 21
A large number of roadside dhabas, restaurants and hotels on the National Highway No 1, particularly between Murthal Chowk and Ganaur, are fleecing customers, who are mostly truck operators and other travellers. Interestingly, most of the owners of such eateries are not paying any sales tax or income tax, thus causing a great loss to the state exchequer.

Roadside eateries making a killing, illegally
Roadside eateries making a killing, illegally

Haryana major rice exporter: FCI
Gurgaon, May 21
Haryana plays a major role in the export of wheat and rice in the country and contributes 20 per cent of country’s rice exports. This was stated by the Senior Manager, Food Corporation of India (FCI), Haryana Region, Mr T. C. Gupta, while addressing mediapersons here on Monday.

Renu Nigam’s fashion designs go haute
aving grown up in the lap of a tailor has its advantages. For one you get to learn the tricks of the trade straight from the horse’s mouth. Designer Renu Nigam who has made a name for herself in the filed of menswear vouches for the same.
  • FDCI’s new chief
  • Nature in hand
  • Nature in hand
  • Diamond jewellery

MD varsity runs out of LL.B. prospectus
Rohtak, May 21
Several students seeking admission to the LL.B course, being run by the Maharshi Dayanand University, had to wait for several hours in the scorching heat as the prospectuses for the much sought-after course fell short at the sale counter of the university.
  • BJP reorganised
  • Vehicles fined
  • Panel constituted
  • house burgled
  • Thieves strike
  • Power connections
  • sarpanches suspended
  • Probe urged
  • Man assaulted
  • Improving education

Six die after consuming illicit liquor
New Delhi, May 21
At least half a dozen persons are believed to have died after consuming illicit liquor in the Nabi Karim area of Central Delhi. The deaths occurred over the last three days. The police identified two of the victims as Madan Mohan Jogi of Gali Amarpuri and his nephew, Badshah.

Heat wave claims five lives
Noida –Ghaziabad, May 21
A combination of heat wave and prolonged power cuts are playing havoc with the life of the people. Five persons were killed in Noida and Ghaziabad by the heat wave sweeping UP.

MCD scheme to green Chandni Chowk 
New Delhi, May 21
The Delhi Mayor, Mrs Jayshree Panwar, on Tuesday initiated the MCD’s scheme to restore Chandni Chowk’s historic greenery. The programme was initiated to coincide with the death anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Mr Rajiv Gandhi.


Gang of train robbers held
New Delhi, May 21
With the arrest of four suspects, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of train robbers. Those arrested were identified as Bir Bahadur Singh alias Nepali (17), Atul Sharma alias Bhanja (20), Mohammad Irfan (19) and Hari Om alias Chhote.


HDFC’s arrival goads PNB on to get its act together
Panipat, May 21
The battle royale between the public sector giant, the Punjab National Bank (PNB), and the newly opened leading private bank, HDFC Bank, has begun in the industrial city.


Diarrhoea claims another life in Faridabad
Faridabad, May 21
Water-borne diseases continued to haunt the residents in the district. A ten- year-old-boy in Hathin sub-division was reported to have died due to diarrhoea.


New season tees off with Royal Springs Open Golf
New Delhi, May 21
The new season of the Hero Honda Indian Golf Tour will tee off amidst the picturesque surroundings of the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar when the Rs 15-lakh Royal Springs Open begins on May 30.

Michael SchumacherMichael Schumacher gets UNESCO honour
New Delhi, May 21
German Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher has been named UNESCO Champion of Sport, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in the Capital.

One more feather in his cap.

Siddarth, Jaspreet bat Chand to win
New Delhi, May 21
Dashing batting display by Siddarth Verma (77) and Jaspreet Narula (75) enabled Chand Khanna record their 11th consecutive victory when they downed Pusa Youngsters by seven wickets in an A-I Division Super League match of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Salwan enter cricket semis
New Delhi, May 21
Classy knock by Rajeev Sharma (95, 7x4) and deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Arun Chaudhary (4 for 17) helped Salwan Boys School defeat Salwan Public School (Morning) by 121 runs to move into the semi-final of the first Ravindra Malhotra Memorial Inter-School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground in the Capital.


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