Sunday, June 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Cybercity: Another Gurgaon milestone
Gurgaon, June 1
The foundation stone for the much-awaited cybercity, to be constructed by the leading builders, the DLF Group, was finally laid here today at a well-attended function by Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala. This marks another milestone in the industrial march of Gurgaon city, which would enable it to further create a niche for itself in the global corporate world.
Chief Minister O.P. Chautala examines a model of the proposed cybercity. Chief Minister O.P. Chautala examines a model of the proposed cybercity.

PCC to hold dharna at Jind, rake up farmers’ issue
Rohtak, June 1
The Pradesh Congress has decided to stage a dharna at Jind from June 3 to protest against the ‘atrocities’ being committed on the farmers. The PCC Chief, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said that the dharna would continue till the government implemented the Kandela agreement.


College teachers frown upon UGC ‘incentive’

New Delhi, June 1
There is considerable consternation among college teachers here over a UGC incentive scheme, which was ostensibly designed to motivate them, but has turned into an impediment

Drive against corrupt runs aground
Faridabad, June 1
The drive to ‘catch the corrupt’ here seems to have caused enough bad blood between the civil administration and the local police as both the authorities have joined issue over the genuineness of some of the ‘corrupt’ cases brought to light so far. As the district police have reportedly made themselves scarce due to differences, the administration has started taking the help of the vigilance officials to catch the culprits.

Contract killers eliminated Yadav
Ghaziabad, June 1
Rashtrya Parvertan Dal vice president and a notorious criminal himself, Parmanand Yadav, was murdered by contract killers for an amount of Rs 2 lakh, Rs 20,000 of which was paid as an advance, SSP Chander Prakash informed today. Parmanand Yadav was killed on May 27 at his Raj Nagar residence.

An idol of Ganapathi stands a mute witness to the ‘Clean Yamuna Movement’ in the Capital.
An idol of Ganapathi stands a mute witness to the ‘Clean Yamuna Movement’ in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Bansi Lal takes up cudgels for farmers
Rewari, June 1
Former Chief Minister and the Haryana Vikas Party chief, Mr Bansi Lal, has expressed concern at the continued bloodshed of farmers at the hands of the `trigger-happy’ Haryana Police who are trying to crush the Bharatiya Kisan Union-sponsored agitation of the farmers at the behest of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

BJP leader demands release of BKU activists
Faridabad, June 1
Leader of the BJP in the State assembly and MLA from Mewla Maharajpur constituency, Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar, demanded the immediate release of all the BKU activists and holding of talks with farmers for a peaceful solution to the ongoing agitation of farmers in Haryana.

HVP wants governor to sack INLD govt
Sonepat, June 1
The general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Rajiv Jain, on Saturday urged the Governor to dismiss the Indian National Lok Dal government, headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala. He alleged that the state was heading towards chaos in view of the recent agitation by the farmers.


MCF yet to get its act together to cope with monsoon fury
Faridabad, June 1
The Municipal Corporation, Faridabad seems to have been caught in a jam by the pre-monsoon showers in the town. Several areas, including the main roads got flooded even by the short spell recently and it took up to 24 hours to get the water drained out in some of the colonies.

Say your prayers and save humanity

If wars begin in the minds of men, it is clear that the battle for peace should also be waged in their minds. For sometime now the prospect of a war has loomed large on the horizon of the subcontinent and hearts are filled with fear. The whole world is fearful because the antagonists, India and Pakistan, possess nuclear weapons.

A paradise of the lovers of flora and fauna
New Delhi, June 1
The mountains and the meadows together make a perfect picture of God’s design. And when it comes to the sylvan beauty of Khajjiar, a small grassy meadow located in the picturesque Chamba valley, the design is a tribute to the beauty itself.

Lovely, dark and deep.

Lovely, dark and deep.

Panipat “rehri mafia” getting the stick
Panipat, June 1
After delaying for years now, the authorities have wielded the stick against the “rehri mafia” and removed over 200 “rehris” along both sides of the GT Road. The action had been taken to beautify the city and make traffic flow smooth in the service lanes along the GT Road.

13 shops of Myna Tourist Complex locked
Rohtak, June 1
A police party led by the SDM Kumar Supraveen locked 13 disputed shops owned by Myna Tourist Complex, Haryana Tourism Corporation this afternoon.
Describing it as unlawful, the tenants of the shops claimed that the matter was pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the date for hearing was fixed on June 3.

Forest labourers to hold dharna
Sonepat, June 1
The Forest Department of Mazdoor Union Haryana has decided to organise a one-day dharna on June 3 in front of the office of the Divisional Forest Officer in the city in support of their long-standing demands.

2 schoolboys drown in canal
Faridabad, June 1
Two teenaged schoolboys drowned in the nearby Agra canal here last evening. While one body was fished out yesterday, another was recovered near Palwal town this morning.

Patriarch of Ahir politics remembered
Rewari, June 1
With the demise of Rao Abhey Singh (78), the grand old man of Rewari politics, his house in Model Town has virtually become a focal point of convergence for politicians from the region and outside.

Soldier cremated with full honours
Jhajjar, June 1
The mortal remains of Sepoy Pankaj Kumar, who laid down his life fighting the enemy near the international border in Drass Sector on May 28, was consigned to flames in his native village, Dhakala here today.


Inter-state car gang busted, 3 arrested
Sonepat, June 1
With the arrest of three youths, the police have busted an inter-state gang of car thieves operating in Haryana and other neighbouring States. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons here today that the police recovered nine stolen cars and a pistol along with two live cartridges from the arrested youths.

Cash, jewellery looted from Noida house
Noida, June 1
About half a dozen armed criminals barged into the residence of Mahem Mittal, provincial vice-president of Bharat Vikas Parishad at about 6 am today and decamped with cash, jewellery and valuables worth lakhs of rupees.


MDU VC told to re-examine abolition of yoga teacher’s post
Rohtak, June 1
The Executive Council of the Maharshi Dayanand University has advised the vice-chancellor to re-examine the proposals for the abolition of the post of yoga teacher.
The executive council, which met here on Saturday, also advised the vice-chancellor to constitute a committee to frame the house allotment rules.

Lawyers’ tussle over voting rights refuses to die down
Jhajjar, June 1
The ongoing tussle between the two groups of lawyers over the granting of voting rights to certain members of the District Bar Association, refuse to die down.
Advocate O P Deswal filed an appeal in the court of the Additional District and Session Judge, Mr B.S.Rawat, against the judgement of Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division) at Bahadurgarh, which upheld the voting rights of all the members of the association.


Manisha Jain Bounties of nature beckon ye all
Natural Remedies Plant Curves” (Rupa & Co), authored by Delhi-based freelance journalist Manisha Jain, is more than just a book with an attractive green cover. The 56-page book is a handy compendium of information on the medicinal properties of plants. And, this is bound to make the book evergreen and catch and hold anybody’s attention.

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Breakthrough in artery diseases
The Metro Heart Institute, Noida, takes lead in India in introducing the much-awaited drug-coated stents to treat blocked arteries of the heart, overcoming the major limitation of reblockage of the arteries in some 20-25 per cent of the cases within six months after implantation of the currently available bare metal stents.


Collage Group storm into Raghubir cricket semis
New Delhi, June 1
Collage Group stunned last year’s runners-up Sonnet Club by 38 runs to storm into the semi-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road, in the Capital on Saturday.

DDA annex B Division title
New Delhi, June 1
Delhi Development Authority put up a fine all-round performance to outwit Super Star by five wickets and emerge champions in the DDCA B Division Super League at the University ground.

Percept to bring Laureus Sports Awards to India
New Delhi, June 1
Percept D’Mark, the events and personality management company, has tied up with Laureus World Sports Academy to bring in the Laureus World Sports Awards, the Oscars of the sporting world, to India.


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