Monday, May 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DSGMC polls now mired in legal row
New Delhi, May 26
Barely two days before the Delhi government was scheduled to issue the notification for the much-awaited polls to the Delhi Sikh Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee, a petition has been filed in the high court that could well derail the elections.

Faridabad: No let-up in waterborne diseases
Faridabad, May 26
Faridabad is still in the grip of waterborne diseases. A three-year-old girl of Bhagat Singh Colony here died in the Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital on Saturday. The toll of the persons dying of such diseases has risen to 10, according to sources.

MLA veto robs govt of crores in excise duties
Archaic clause on liquor vends
New Delhi, May 26
The Department of Excise is losing crores of rupees worth of revenue every year because of the Government of NCT of Delhi’s reluctance to do away with the legislators’ “veto” of preventing a licensed liquor vend to open in their respective constituencies by not issuing a `No Objection Certificate’ (NOC).



BATHING BEAUTY: A crocodile cools off at the Delhi Zoo. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Plumpness on the rise in Capital’s public schools
New Delhi, May 26
Every 15th public school child in the high or middle-income group is obese in the Capital, according to the latest study by a team of scientists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Engineers blame IAS lobby for UP power ills
Ghaziabad, May 26
The All India Power Engineers Federation said that the IAS lobby was responsible for the power crisis in UP. “The IAS officers are bent upon destroying the power sector in the state,” said Shailender Dubey, the AIPEF’s general secretary.

Student flunks, hangs self
Noida, May 26
Saurabh Talwar, son of Daulat Ram Talwar, an engineer and resident of N-33 in Sector-25 Noida, had appeared for the Class XII examination. He got plucked. However, his family members gave him all the moral support in his hour of distress. They persuaded him to take his dinner and breathe easy, Sector-20 police said.


Moral education camp stresses non-violence

New Delhi, May 26
A week long moral education camp, to inculcate ethics, respect for their teachers, parents and religious culture in children, concluded here today with a rally.

A rally organised by Jain Paath Samiti, Dharampura, to spread the message of vegetarianism and environmentalism in the Capital on Sunday.

A rally organised by Jain Paath Samiti, Dharampura, to spread the message of vegetarianism and environmentalism in the Capital on Sunday.

Cabbies pulling a fast one on passengers
New Delhi, May 26
Deprived of an efficient public transport system by the CNG/diesel imbroglio, the citizens of the National Capital Territory of Delhi who can afford to hire autorickshaws and taxis are being ripped off every time they hire these vehicles.

A city cursed with power breakdowns
Sonepat, May 26
Frequent power breakdowns, trippings and loadshedding and erratic supply of drinking water are causing resentment among the residents of this city having a population of more than two lakh.

Security measures tightened to check anti-social activities
Sonepat, May 26
The police have tightened security measures in this city and other parts of the district in view of the prevailing tension along the Indo-Pak border, after Pakistani shelling on Indian positions in various sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sonepat becoming a hell-hole
Sonepat, May 26
The historical and industrial city of Sonepat is stinking due to the neglect and insensitivity of the authorities towards the basic needs of the people.

BKU’s Kandela stir may spawn terrorism: AICC member
Sonepat, May 26
Mr Sultan Singh, a former Governor of Tripura and a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) today condemned the Kandela movement launched by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and apprehended that if it was not checked effectively, it would lead to terrorism in Haryana.

Delhi to share experiences with Ulan Bator
New Delhi, May 26
The National Capital Territory of Delhi and Ulan Bator, the Capital of Mongolia, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to exchange expertise and experiences in the fields of planning and management, health, education, civic amenities and information technology.

Call for level-playing field
Faridabad, May 26
There was an unanimous view that the government had to provide much better infrastructure and reduce red-tapism in order to unable the domestic manufacturers to compete with the multi-national companies which were establishing their base in the country.

Storm disrupts life in Rewari
Rewari, MAY 26
The storm that hit most parts of the Rewari region on Saturday evening, put normal life out of gear. According to reports available here, it had done extensive damage to property and taken toll of four lives.

  • Circus fire

Bansi demands President’s rule
Rohtak, May 26
Claiming that the law and order situation has virtually collapsed in the state, the former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, demanded the immediate imposition of the President’s rule.

Pleasant weather may persist
New Delhi
Saturday night’s gale and sharp showers brought weekend cheer to the Delhiites who had been reeling under a prolonged heat spell with the temperature plummeting to 33.4 degrees Celsius today which, according to the weather man, was eight degrees below normal. And to add to the cheer, the Met office has predicted that the temperature would continue to hover around 35 degrees Celsius during the next 24 hours with a cloudy sky as a bonus.


MUL opens outlet for second-hand cars
Faridabad, May 26
Mr Jagish Khattar, managing director of the Maruti Udyog Limited, today inaugurated the first authorised Maruti dealership here at Vipul Motors for dealing in used cars (pre-owned) of the company. This is the ninth such outlet of the company in the country and third in the NCR.

Now, an electric chimney to smoke out the heat from your kitchen
OME appliances maker Sunflame has launched Cooker Hoods, an electric chimney for smoking out kitchen fumes. It is fitted with specially designed high efficiency motors for optimum performance. It has a very low noise even at maximum speed. The cooker hood is equipped with thermo-protection that protects the motor from burnout due to over heating.


Tiny-tots exhibit their creative genius
ITTLE Kingdom Nursery school gave little ones a chance to display their creative genius. Kids between two to six years were given an opportunity to play with colours.

  • Website launched

  • Kudos to Bal Bhavan

  • Memory workshop

  • Camlin back to school

  • Workshop for teachers

Humility, a strength not a weakness
NCE a man fell off a steep cliff and began to plunge into a bottomless depth. Somewhere midway, he managed to grab a twig of a dried tree that was putting out from the side of the cliff. He grabbed it and cried out, “God! Please help me.” Immediately, a deep resonant voice replied, “Yes I’ll help you, but first let go off that twig.” The man looked to his left and then to his right and said, “but without this twig, I’ll fall.”


Satender Yadav steers SAIL to win
New Delhi, May 26
Satender Yadav blasted a blistering knock of 97 studded with 11 boundaries and one six to steer Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) to a 26 runs victory against Malviya Club to enter the quarter-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital on Sunday.

Castrol nets David Beckham as brand ambassador
New Delhi, May 26
Castrol has signed an “exclusive lubricant endorsement agreement” with football star David Beckham of England.

CCA School hosts Inter-School TT
New Delhi, May 26
It was a proud moment for CCA School, Gurgaon when it was entrusted with the responsibility of hosting the Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament from May 17 to 20.

Mrs Nirmal Yadav, principal of CCA School, Gurgaon, receiving Mr LSM Salins, commissioner.

Mrs Nirmal Yadav, principal of CCA School, Gurgaon, receiving Mr LSM Salins, commissioner.


ASI directed to end encroachments
New Delhi, May 26
The court has come to the rescue of historic structures like “Lal Gumbad” and “Madarsa Zeenatul” in South Delhi, which are at the receiving end of encroachers and land sharks.


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