Sunday, June 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Delhi Govt says cheers!
New Delhi, June 15
With the Government of NCT of Delhi throwing open the sale of Indian Made Foreign Liquor to private players while retaining the rights of distributing country liquor, Delhiites will soon be able to place their order by fax or at the click of a button on the internet and get the choicest of spirits (beer or wine only) delivered at home.

Akalis promise revamp of educational institutions
New Delhi, June 15
Even as rival Akali factions battle it out on the political front in a rare exhibition of unanimity, they have promised to revamp the educational institutions run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee by granting more powers to the Educational Council.



Dharna against ‘misuse of power’ by V-C
New Delhi June 15
The Academic Council (AC) members of Delhi University, including Mr D. K. Sethi, Mr Aditya Narayan Mishra, Ms Rekha Dayal and Mr P. Kakra, went on a dharna inside the council meeting hall, following a meeting of the Academic Council last evening to protest against specific charges of misuse and abuse of powers by the Vice-Chancellor as the Chairman of the council.

Common man pays as drug mafia makes hay
Faridabad, June 15
The menace of spurious drugs seems to be assuming dangerous proportions in several states of the northern region. While it has been posing a threat to the public health, the authorities’ failure to cope with the problem appears to have made the matter worse.

School finds it hard to discipline land mafia
New Delhi, June 15
Rajkiya Bal Balika Varisht Madhyamik Vidyalaya, a school in East Delhi’s Lalita Park area, was established in 1985 to provide the basic education to the girls of the adjoining resettlement colonies.

The main gate of girls’ school is closed permanently. — Photo by Anil Sharma
The main gate of girls’ school is closed permanently

PGIMS Prof granted pre-arrest bail
Rohtak, June 15
The Special Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, today granted pre-arrest bail to Dr A. D. Tiwari, Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Pt B. D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr O. P. Yadav, Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Bhiwani in a case registered against them by the State Vigilance Bureau on June 4 under the Prevention of Corruption Act, read with Section 120-B of the IPC.


Internal bickering over Cong padyatra
Rohtak, June 15
The leaders of the Human Rights cell of the District Congress Committee have alleged that the decision to launch a ‘padyatra’ from Jind to Delhi by the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda and certain leaders of the party, was taken at individual level.

Ranikhet, a dream resort for vacationers
ITUATED at 1829 metres above sea level, Ranikhet with its idyllic charm has long fascinated holiday seekers. Legend holds that a queen who was passing by was so bewitched by the beauty of the place that she abandoned her journey to settle in this womb of serenity. Ranikhet, as hill station, has drawn holidaymakers throughout the year, luring them with its climate and visual delight.

A panoramic view

A panoramic view

Making religion real
HAT are the ways in which we can make religion real in our lives? The question is particularly important because one of the charges unbelievers make against believers from ancient days is that their professions do not match with their practice. Yes, every preacher of worth in any religion will exhort us to live our faith. How do we translate our faith into our daily living?

Ajay Devgan during the promotion of his film in one the theatres in the Capital
THE LEGEND IN FLESH AND BLOOD: Ajay Devgan during the promotion of his film in one the theatres in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

No clues yet to Ghaziabad student’s disappearance
Ghaziabad, June 15
The Ghaziabad police are still clueless about Vishal Sharawat alias Chaudhri (22), a management student and son of businessman Nepal Singh Chaudhri, reported missing since Wednesday evening from Sector 6 in posh Rajnagar under the Kavi Nagar police station. The Circle Officer (City), Dr Dharam Veer Singh, had contacted a number of Vishal’s friends but failed to get any lead.

  • Never a lender be

Narnaul lacks transport facilities
Narnaul, June 15
There is a growing resentment among the people of the region at the lack of transport and communication facilities, which has severely affected the development of the area.

Model dairy complex near Gurgaon soon
Gurgaon, June 15
The Haryana Government has finally moved into top gear to get the proposed multi-facility dairy complex constructed at Khedki Majra Dhankot village, near here. The government has issued orders for the acquisition of 40 acres of the village panchayat land for setting up the model dairy complex.

4 hurt in Lakshmi Nagar fire
New Delhi, June 15
Four persons, including an old woman, sustained serious burns when a fire broke out in a sweet shop in Lakshmi Nagar area of East district this morning. The injured were admitted to LNJP Hospital where the doctors on duty stated that the victims were in a serious condition.

Health Minister A. K. Walia visiting the shop in Lakshmi Nagar where a fire injured four persons on Saturday. — A Tribune Photograph
Health Minister A. K. Walia visiting the shop in Lakshmi Nagar where a fire injured four persons

Professional jealousy behind trailer driver’s murder 
Rewari, June 15
Professional jealousy seems to have led to the murder of Gurmail Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur district of Punjab and driver of a trailer that was carrying Hero Honda motorcycles, on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Kasaula Chowk, about 10 km from here, on Thursday night. He was beaten to death by his unidentified rivals.

  • ATM service in Rewari
A model during a fashion show
From Khaddar to Khadi: A model during a fashion show, organised by Sarvoday Ashram in the Captial. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sonia releases book on Chaudhry Prem Singh
New Delhi, June 15
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday released the book– “Vijay Ke Sutradhaar: Chaudhry Prem Singh”– on the life of the Speaker of Delhi Assembly. Mr Singh finds a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for winning elections from the same constituency for 44 years.

Sonepat turning into an urban slum
Sonepat, June 15
This city is fast turning into an urban slum. Unattended heaps of garbage are a common sight in the town. Even the sectors of the so-called well-planned Haryana Urban Development Authority are no exception.

Able-bodied men called up for civil defence
Rohtak, June 15
The District Magistrate, Mr Anil Malik, has directed that all able-bodied adult male residents of all villages in the district shall be liable to perform patrol duty during day and night in view of the internal security. The District Development and Panchayat Officer has been directed to ensure the regulation of requisite patrol through village panchayats.

  • Killers arrested
  • Stolen car seized

Power dept staff waylaid
Faridabad, June 15
Two unidentified youths waylaid an employee of the Electricity Department last night near Ballabgarh and snatched Rs 3,260 from him. The incident took place at about 10 pm last night when the victim, identified as Swaraj Kumar, was coming towards his house from Samaipur Power House after duty.

  • Killed in mishap
  • Chain-pulling
  • Circus artiste hurt
  • Duststorm hits life

Delhi Govt to include priests in BPL category
New Delhi, June 15
The Delhi Government has decided to include religious priests living in shrines under the ‘Below Poverty Line’ category for drawing rations at concessional rates. The priests living in mosques, temples, gurdwaras and churches run by registered bodies, trusts and ‘samitis’ would be eligible for BPL coverage if their annual family income from all sources was below Rs 24,200, an official release said.


Jobless man commits suicide
New Delhi, June 15
Yogesh (27), a resident of Lajpat Nagar in South district, reportedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in his house last evening. He was married and had no children. He was unable to bear the expenses of his family, as he was unemployed. He asked his parents some money to start a business but his parents refused.

  • Pirated CDs seized


Indraprastha varsity to start two new courses
New Delhi June 15
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University proposes to introduce two new programmes this year for professionals. The part-time courses are Master of Technology in Information Technology, which will be taught during the weekends, and Bachelor of Architecture, which will be taught during the evenings. Both courses are proposed to begin from this academic session.


Exploring Kamasutra beyond sex
Shyam AryaT
HE Institute of Natural & Modern Cosmetech, a Faridabad-based research and development organisation (for cosmetics) approved by the government, has recently developed a range of herbal cosmetics based on the recipes scripted by Rishi Vatsyayana in Kamasutra, a classic Hindu treatise on love and sex.

  • Vaccination launched
  • Show on reflexology
  • New Scientific Officer
  • Vision surgery

A demonstration of Taekwondo at the Second National Martial Art Festival 2002 at the Talkatora Stadium
A demonstration of Taekwondo at the Second National Martial Art Festival 2002 at the Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Chand Khanna move into Hot Weather Cricket quarters
New Delhi, June 15
Strokeful half centuries by Farman Ahmed (73, 1x6,4x4,99b) and Rajan Gupta (52,1x4,68b) and their 91-run third-wicket partnership helped Chand Khanna Club beat Dena Bank by 16 runs and entered the quarter-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital.

Uma Bharti to feature on ESPN
New Delhi, June 15
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti will feature in the Harsha Online programme on ESPN Star Sports on June 17. The programme will be telecast at 10.30 pm. The Harsha Online programme is an interactive one-hour capsule, which brings on focus the “Who’s Who” of sports. Sports lovers will have a treat on store when the irrepressible Union Minister appears in the programme.

  • Kick-Boxing championship

Good luck messages pour in for Jeev
New Delhi, June 15
Good luck messages continued to pour in for Jeev Milkha Singh, who became the first Indian to qualify for the US Open Golf. Jeev, sponsored by Hero Honda, who tallied ten-over 150 at the mid-way stage, was among 72 golfers to make it to the money-making rounds of the US Open.

Volleyball Coaches’ Course concludes
New Delhi, June 15
The FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Level-I Coaches’ Course, which commenced in the Regional Development Centre for Volleyball in Chennai on June 3, concluded on Friday.


Toll tax introduced on Delhi-Agra highway
Faridabad, June 15
The National Highway Authority of India, which has taken over the maintenance work of the Delhi-Agra road (National Highway 2), has imposed toll tax on private and commercial vehicles moving on it.

Action against unauthorised use of beacons on vehicles
Faridabad, June 15
The district administration has finally decided to implement strictly the orders to stop misuse of red and blue lights on vehicles. The direction on this had come long time back and the authorities had never followed it in earnest.


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