Thursday, May 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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The fight for brilliant students: Many a school stoops to conquer
Faridabad, May 29
Come the Class X results of CBSE and the battle begins among various schools to persuade the toppers to take admission in their schools. Free education and other facilities are offered to the students who pass with flying colours and secure 90 per cent and above.

Delhi in deep water thanks to ‘wettest May’
New Delhi, May 29
Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Heavy downpour in the past 48 hours in the Capital has created a record with the Indian Meteorological Department declaring that this “May was the wettest in city’s recorded history”. At the same time, the unprecedented rain has once again exposed the lack of preparedness by the civic authorities.



It rains cats and dogs in Gurgaon, Huda sectors
Gurgaon, May 29
The first major unseasonal rain today plunged Gurgaon, especially the old areas of the city, in a flood-like situation, exposing the poor infrastructure and civic amenities here in the process. The apparent ill-preparedness of the authorities pooh-poohs the government’s repeated claims of Gurgaon being the avant-garde city in terms of infrastructure development.

DSGMC poll process gains momentum
New Delhi, May 29
The political process for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee general elections picked up momentum today with four persons filing their nomination and the two main Akali factions holding closed-door meetings to give final touches to their first list of candidates for the 46 wards.

Mukhi smells a rat in DVB privatisation bid
New Delhi, May 29
Smelling a scam of the magnitude of Rs 5,000 crore, the Bharatiya Janata Party today demanded invitation of fresh bids for the privatisation of three distribution companies of the Delhi Vidyut Board after cancelling the process that is underway.

What’s your poison?
What’s your poison?
 — Photo by Anil Sharma

Street kids discover a high in correction fluid
New Delhi, May 29                                                                
For hundreds of street children who survive on the dole of gurdwaras and temples in the heart of the Capital, the garbage dump behind Shastri Bhavan on the outer edge of the sprawling India Gate lawns has become a new haven to transport them to the heights of ecstasy. It is here that they lay their hands on partially filled or half-filled bottles of correction fluid and dilutor discarded by the offices.

Delhi Police warn of ultra strikes
New Delhi
The Delhi Police have warned the people against possibility of Improvised Explosive Devices being planted by terrorists in busy public places in the Capital. “The IEDs could be in the shape of toys, boxes, briefcases, suitcases or containers,” a Delhi Police release said.


Manpower recruitment racket unearthed
New Delhi, May 29
With the arrest of three persons, the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed a manpower racket that indulged in collecting huge amounts of money on the pretext of sending aspirants abroad for providing skilled and unskilled jobs. They have allegedly collected lakhs of rupees from the innocent persons.

Scope Plus Director Seema MalhotraTHE ACHIEVERS
She prefers lighting a candle than cursing the darkness
OU are young only once, and if you work right, once is enough, said Joe. E. Lewis and this statement is apt for Scope Plus Director Seema Malhotra. When Seema started Scope Plus, she never thought that this would become the means of survival for thousands of people. Despite the general feeling among the people that NGOs are merely money-making institutes, she ignored such misconceptions and continued working for the slum-dwellers as well as Tihar Jail prisoners.

Murderer awarded life term
Panipat, May 29
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr HP Singh, today sentenced Baljit, resident of Bhadsi Kari village in Kaithal district, to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 7,000 in a double murder case. It may be recalled that the convict had gunned down Raj Kumar and another person, both resident or Urlana Kalan.

  • DPS result
  • Two die in mishap
  • Transfer ordered
  • Kisan rally
  • Youths arrested

Hospital’s parking area auctioned to protect vehicles
Gurgaon, May 29
Yielding to the popular demand for security of scooters and bicycles on the premises of the district general hospital, the authorities of the local Health Department have auctioned the parking enclosure. The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr S. P. Singh, said that the move was to regulate the vehicles on the premises as well as to provide more security to the two-wheelers from possible thefts from the hospital’s premises.

UP to give married daughters right to father’s property
Noida, May 29
The Uttar Pradesh Revenue Minister, Ravi Gautam, said that the state government is contemplating to introduce in the assembly a bill to guarantee the right to property of a deceased father to the married daughters too.

Ex-jawan’s death: Villagers protest against doctor
Sonepat, May 29
A large number of irate residents of Murthal village, led by Mr Suraj Mal Antil, an INLD MLA, held a demonstration in front of the civil hospital here on Tuesday to register their protest against the death of Mr Ram Chander (45), retired armyman allegedly due to the negligence of the duty doctor.

‘Rehriwala’ beaten black and blue
Sonepat, May 29
Mr Sheeshpal, a rehriwala, was allegedly beaten up mercilessly by a police officer and his subordinate policeman on the Sonepat-Gohana road here on Tuesday evening. According to a report, the police officer was going in his jeep towards the office of the Superintendent of Police when the rehriwala came in front of the jeep while crossing the road.


Cops miss the chance to bust narco-terrorist gang
New Delhi, May 29
Sleuths of the Narcotics Branch of the Delhi Police have missed the chance to nab members of a gang involved in narco-terrorism. The names of the members of this gang came to light after the arrest of Parvez Khan of Bareilly a few days back from near ITO with 7 kg heroin.

One dies, nine injured in group clash
Sonepat, May 29
One person was killed on the spot and nine others were injured, six of them seriously in a clash, which took place between two rival groups at Kathura village, about 50 km from here, on Tuesday.

Man hacks father to death over property
Jhajjar, May 29
A son reportedly hacked his father to death when he was sleeping at Dhakla village of the district on Tuesday night over a land dispute. His wife and brother-in-law (his wife’s brother) were accomplices in committing the murder.

  • Two killed in mishap

Gang of two-wheeler thieves arrested
Gurgaon, May 29
The district police claimed to have busted a gang involved in the theft of two-wheelers with the arrest of three persons. The police claimed to have solved five cases of stolen vehicles.

Leopard skin worth Rs 60,000 seized
New Delhi, May 29
The Crime Branch arrested Mohammad Islam from Abul Fazl Enclave-II and seized a leopard skin worth Rs 60, 000. The sleuths had information that the suspect was involved in the sale and purchase of wild animal skin.

  • Suicide by student

  • Robbery bid foiled


Rush for the college of your dreams.
Rush for the college of your dreams.

After the results, the quest starts for the dream college
ITH euphoria and disappointment of Class XII results settling down, the larger question of career choice is now dominating the students who, along with their parents, have got down to the more serious business of getting into the right college.

  • Fashion courses

College life is not all beer and skittles!
WHAT happens when a student is unleashed from the strict confines of schools? He starts fantasising about the glamorous college life, forgetting the stubborn fact that the college life is not to gather roses only. There are thorns as well.

  • Garden of Eden

 Neetu Verma  YOUNG VOICE
Determined to make a difference

N aspiring lawyer who is currently doing a course in Buddhist studies and the president of the Delhi University Students’ Union, Neetu Verma is determined to make a difference.


Courts to have electronic filing system soon
New Delhi, May 29
Registering of cases relating to bouncing of cheques will become easier after electronic filing of complaints is made available in the courts. In six months, the Department of Justice claims, electronic filing system will virtually make the courts accessible to the litigants from home courtesy the internet and improve the delivery of justice by doing away with the earlier cumbersome process of filing of cases in courts.


Khanna Club enter quarter-final
New Delhi, May 29
Chand Khanna Club beat K. N. Colts by three wickets to sail into the quarter-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital on Tuesday.

Karun Chandhok maintains fourth position
New Delhi, May 29
Karun Chandhok, the 18-year-old car racing prodigy of India, participating in the British Formula3 Championship, gave yet another spell-binding performance at Round 5, according to information available here.

Special events to mark World Cup in Asia
New Delhi, May 29
To celebrate the World Cup football being held in the Asian continent for the first time, the Delhi Veteran Football Club, in association with the Delhi Soccer Association will organise a series of activities during the “Soccer Mela” to be held from June 3.

ESPN Star Sports World Cup contest
New Delhi, May 29
ESPN Star Sports viewers and surfers of will get a chance to win tickets for the World Cup to be co-hosted by Japan and Korea next week. What the viewers have to do is to log on to’s World Cup Game Zone and predict who will score the first goal in the France vs Senegal match on May 31. The correct entry will win a trip to a World Cup match.

Junior Wrestling at Bahadurgarh
New Delhi, May 29
The 23rd Junior Boys Free Style and Greco Roman style and the fifth Girls National Wrestling Championship will be held at the Brigadier Hoshiar Singh Stadium, Railway Road, Bahadurgarh (Haryana) from May 29 to June 2. The championships were earlier scheduled to be held at the Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna, Rohtak Road, Delhi.


DCs told to check grain storage centres
Rohtak, May 29
The government has advised the deputy commissioners in the state to check the storage centres to ascertain the security and health of the grain stocked in those godowns. The deputy commissioners have been asked to submit their reports in person when they visit Chandigarh on June 8 to participate in a meeting of deputy commissioners and district superintendents of police.

200 houses razed by Huda
Faridabad, May 29
In another major demolition drive, the authorities of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) today razed about 200 houses, jhuggis and other constructions allegedly built on its land in Sector 30 here. The demolished structures include at least 150 pucca houses. This has left hundreds of families homeless. Several women and children were seen weeping over the debris.


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