Tuesday, June 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Gurdwara Polls
Khurana throws a spanner in works
New Delhi, June 10
The rift between the two allies, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the Bharatiya Janata Party, has come out in the open with the former today accusing the latter of backing the candidates of the rival Akali faction for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee polls.

MNC personnel to stay put despite war cries
Gurgaon, June 10
Foreign countries’ advisory to their citizens to leave India in view of the cross-border tension and hovering Indo-Pak war does not appear to have much impact on the expatriates-personnel in the corporate offices of their multinational companies.

Corporator’s suspension: Lid off infighting 
Faridabad, June 10
The suspension of a corporator from ward nine of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF), Mrs Rena Bhatia, has caused much resentment in the MCF members, besides taking the lid off infighting among the BJP activists here.


A dog’s life for beagles in drug company’s research lab
New Delhi, June 10
Thirty-six beagles, including 14 pups in the doghouse of the research laboratory of Ranbaxy Pharmaceutical Ltd here in Satbari near Andheria Mor, are leading a dog’s life. Although the scientists at Ranbaxy claim that they are committed to animal welfare, the dogs are subjected to extreme cruelty. A two-member team of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Animals (CPCSEA), which recently inspected the doghouse, found that the dogs were moving about on wire mesh.
In the doghouse
In the doghouse: Inbred pups awaiting the toxicology test.

The Delhi Development Authority demolition
The Delhi Development Authority demolition squad razed unauthorised constructions at Motia Khan slum cluster on Monday. The demolition was a part of DDA drive to clear the area of all illegal and makeshift structures. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tops exam, but name missing in revised merit list
Rohtak, June 10
Strange, but true. Anil Kumar of Government College, Nahar (Rewari), who had topped the BA (part-1) examination of the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) on June 1, does not find a mention even among the top 22 students after the revision of the merit list on June 10.

Five lose lives in Ganga’s embrace
Ghaziabad, June 10
Four children and a young girl of Chansi village who had gone for a dip in the Ganga were drowned while in another incident two sisters were also reportedly drowned in a canal near Jhajhar village under the Ahar police station in Bulandshahar.


Rush for DU forms sends traffic for a toss
New Delhi, June 10
The rush of applicants thronging the university campus has reduced considerably, with Delhi University selling only around one lakh admission forms on its fourth day compared to more than five lakh forms sold on the first day of the admission process.

A traffic jam outside North Campus, where admission form counters reopened after the weekend on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
A traffic jam outside North Campus

HVP attacks demolitions on Delhi-Haryana border
Sonepat, June 10
Mr Jagbir Singh Malik, a former Haryana minister, and several other leaders of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) today strongly deplored the action of the district authorities in demolishing at least 70 shops belonging to the HVP leader, Mr Rajiv Jain, and his three other associates along the Delhi-Haryana border, near Kundli village, and charged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, with adopting undemocratic means to crush the voice of his political opponents.

Running after a pipe dream, reduced to penury
Sonepat, June 10
Sonepat has turned into a gambling and betting hub, resulting in thousands of persons, mostly from the lower classes, becoming paupers. A win on a lottery, whether being run by the government or private parties, is a pipe dream.

Rs 1.83 cr NDMC plan to improve services 
New Delhi, June 10
The New Delhi Municipal Council has sanctioned Rs 1.83 crore to augment its services. A decision to this effect was taken at its monthly meeting today. The services include application of trenchless technology in road making, augmentation of LT distribution at Sarojini Nagar, replacement of old sewer lines and augmentation of the sewer system, conversion of ACC sheet roofs of shops of Suvidha Markets of the NDMC into RCC roofs and also permitting verandahs of the shops in Sarojini Nagar Market as part of the shops besides revising the parking rates of the underground car parking.

He strives to make the CBSE a student-friendly organisation
 Ashok Ganguly. A
s the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education, Mr Ashok Ganguly, has adroitly laid out his blueprint for ensuring the success of the organisation that holds a key position in the top echelons of education in our country.

Bar Association polls: Canvassing reaches feverish pitch
Rewari, June 10
With only 48 hours left for the polling to start here for the elections to various posts of the Rewari District Bar Association, canvassing by the candidates and their supporters has reached a feverish pitch. Seemingly, the elections are nothing short of a prestigious assembly election.

Tributes paid to Rao Abhay Singh
Rewari, June 10
Glowing tributes were paid to Rao Abhay Singh, the grand old man of Rewari politics, at a shradhanjali samaroh organised to mourn his death here yesterday. He died here on May 27. The deceased was also the father of Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, Deputy Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party.

30 hurt as bus overturns on Badli Road
Jhajjar, June 10
Over 30 people were injured, two of them seriously, when a private transport bus overturned on Badli Road, 2 km away from here, today. According to information, the ill-fated bus, carrying around 80 passengers was coming from Dhansa Border to Jhajjar, overturned when a tractor hit its side while overtaking it.
  • Man shot dead
  • Girls killed
  • Corporator takes oath
  • 50 kg beef seized
  • Operation check
  • DUTA meet

Livid villagers block traffic
Jhajjar, June 10
The residents of Fortpura and Tamas Pura villages of the district blocked the Jhajjar-Dadri Road today in protest against the non-supply of power in their villages for the last three days. The villagers, above 50 in number, gathered near Jahajgarh power sub-station around 9 am and blocked the traffic.


Sarpanch, aides shoot down youth near district jail
Rohtak, June 10
A youth of Karor village was shot dead by three assailants, including the sarpanch of the same village, near the district jail here at around 6.30 this evening. The deceased has been identified as Ram Niwas who had come to see somebody in the jail along with his two aides.

Engineer shot at, robbed
Ghaziabad, June 10
Two scooter-borne criminals today shot at a Power Corporation Engineer, Mr Ved Prakash Sharma, near Sihani Gate police station and snatched a bag containing Rs 1.70 lakh in broad daylight.

Co manager robbed of  Rs 1.20 lakh
New Delhi, June 10
Three unidentified motorcycles borne youths robbed Rs 1.20 lakh from an official of Kashish Enterprises, a readymade garment manufacturing unit, near Kalkaji temple this afternoon.

Truckload of rice looted
Sonepat, June 10
Five unidentified armed miscreants wearing `pugris’ on their heads are reported to have looted a truckload of rice on the Sonepat-Rohtak road near Rohtak village, about 5 km from here, on Sunday.


Bill-duplicating machine at BSNL in coma
Faridabad, June 10
A new fully automatic bill-duplicating machine installed by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) in Nehru Ground here about six months ago has been lying idle as it has stopped functioning. The machine cost the department about Rs 3.5 lakh and was installed to print duplicate telephone bills of the consumers.


BCD directive to advocates 
New Delhi, June 10
The Bar Council of Delhi today stated that those advocates, who ordinarily practise in Delhi though registered in other states, should register with it immediately failing which they would be held guilty of professional misconduct.


Mission holds blood donation camp
New Delhi, June 10
The Sant Nirankari Mission organised a blood donation camp on Sunday at Govindpuri, where 164 followers of the mission from adjoining areas donated their blood.


NDMC enter Hari Ram Cricket quarter-final
New Delhi, June 10
New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) beat Sonnet Club by five wickets to enter the quarter-final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament, sponsored by Padam Electricals, at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

Karthikeyan races to third place at Jarama Circuit 
New Delhi, June 10
India’s motorsport prodigy Narain Karthikeyan, representing the country in the 2002 Telefonica Nissan World Series, gave a scintillating performance at the Jarama Circuit in Spain with a third-place finish in the second race on Sunday at the two-legged second round of the series, according to information available here.

Jeev gets good support for US Open campaign
New Delhi, June 10
Jeev Milkha Singh got the “Good Luck” support from over 2000 members of Delhi Golf Club and Chandigarh Golf Club who wished all the best for his US Open in a signature campaign held at the respective clubs. Jeev became the first Indian golfer to qualify for the US Open, one of the four majors in world golf, when he tied for the fourth place in Sectional Qualifier. 

HAPPY LANDING!: Jeev Milkha Singh’s fans wishing him good luck at the Delhi Golf Club.

Sheetal Goutham has it easy in  ITF tennis
New Delhi, June 10
Top-seeded Sheetal Goutham posted a straight sets victory, beating Preeti Rao 6-3,7-5 in the ITF Women’s Tennis Circuit at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts in the Capital on Monday.


Change in number plates must be completed by July 1
Narnaul, June 10
Dr C. S. Rao, Superintendent of Police, today announced that vehicles ferrying passengers must display their registration numbers in black colour in yellow background and the process of change in the number plates would have to be completed before July 1.


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