Saturday, June 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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BJP, Cong can contest: Dhindsa
New Delhi, June 21
In a significant departure, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) general secretary, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today stated that his party had no objection if the regular political parties like the BJP or the Congress took part in the gurdwara polls.

More teeth to municipalities 
Rohtak, June 21
Municipalities in the state have been authorised to decide on the applications for no-objection certificates (NOCs) for the areas falling within municipal limits vide a government notification issued by the Director, Urban Development Department, Haryana, recently.

Cops get the message, catch the cyber culprit
Gurgaon, June 21
Tracing the first cyber-crime of the state, the district police claim to have arrested a youth who used to threaten to blow up the famous American company, GE Capital using e-mail service. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldeep Singh Siag, informed that the Crisis Manager, GE Capital, Mr Shyam Sunder complained to the police that the company had received three messages via e-mail on March 18, April 8 and May 20 each.


Lajpat Nagar murders solved
New Delhi, June 21
South district Police today claimed to have worked out the double murder case of Lajpat Nagar with the arrest of two youths from Ghaziabad. Their three associates are still absconding. The suspects, Joginder Tanwar alias Babbal, 22, and Nandu, 21, were arrested from their residents in Ghaziabad. 

School demolition: DEO’s letter disproves DC’s claims
Panipat, June 21
Was vendetta of the authorities concerned following the refusal to deposit Rs 35 lakh in the small savings scheme by the management of premier MJR Public School the reason behind its demolition on June 19? The answer seems to be in the affirmative if the official letters written by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the District Education officer (DEO) to the school to deposit the requisite amount are any indication.

Annual festival to make your mouth water
New Delhi, June 21
Get ready to feast your eyes on the King of Fruits and also learn a recipe or two by taking a dekko at the chefs dishing out culinary delights at this year’s Mango Festival. The 14th edition of the festival, to be held in the first week of July, promises to offer a varied fare besides showcasing 500-odd varieties of mangoes and mango-based products. 

Woman ends life in house of minister
New Delhi, June 21
A 50-year-old woman who came to Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Uma Bharati’s house at Tyagraj Marg from her former parliamentary constituency, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a tree on the premises of the minister’s house.


Who will rein in this blatant display of wealth?
Sonepat, June 21
Marriage time in our country is symbolised by celebration and display. The opulent display of wealth on such occasion has been utilised by the business -minded people to fill their coffers. Making the best use of such occasions, businessmen have constructed marriage places. Sonepat boasts of many such places which can be tastefully decorated to provide a befitting setting for the auspicious occasion.

Khurana alleges scam in DVB privatisation
New Delhi, June 21
Even as the two private firms were busy giving final touches to their plans to take control of the distribution sector of the loss-making Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) in less than 10 days, the senior BJP leader and in-charge of party’s Delhi unit, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, today alleged that the whole privatisation process had been marred by scandal worse than Enron.

Chautala govt to fall soon: Surender Singh
Rewari, June 21
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) general secretary and former MP, Mr Surender Singh, has said that the countdown to the fall of the Chautala-led INLD government has already begun, thanks to its failure on all fronts as well as its inept handling of the recent farmers’ stir. It now seems that the present Chautala government, like the previous Devi Lal governments of 1977 and 1987, too would not be able to complete its tenure of five years, he added.
HVP activists taking out a rally in Rewari on Friday.
HVP activists taking out a rally in Rewari on Friday

Cantt Board changes Meerut’s face for the better
Meerut, June 21
The Cantonment Board of Meerut is all set to become a role model of development among the 62 cantonments in the country. This has been declared by the Union Defence Secretary, Mr Yogendra Narayan. During his visit to Meerut Cantonment this month, he inaugurated a park, named Shaheed Park, dedicated to the known and unknown soldiers of the first freedom struggle of India in 1857 at Meerut.

Making chappatis is her bread and butter
She hails from Mumbai. She is a postgraduate degree holder in Clinical Psychology. She has worked as a counsellor with a drug rehabilitation organization, trying to help people out of the deadly trap of drugs. But today, she is recognized by her instant, soft and ready to eat Chatto Chappatti’s. Meet Rich Kapoor, who has provided the men in her area with an instant alternative to fill their tummies while their wives are away.
Rekha Kapoor runs her business from home. 
Rekha Kapoor runs her business from home

Speaking out
While the government announced a "National Policy for Empowerment of Women", I earnestly urge the authorities concerned to ensure proper implementation of the following Acts: (i)Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (ii)Obscenity Act (iii)Advertising Code of Ethics by the Mass Media (Print and the Electronic Media).One is disturbed at the continuous telecast of serials and films, promoting "vulgarity, adulterous family life themes, moral depravity" and so on. The milk of canine kindness
The milk of canine kindness.
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  • Misconception
  • Functional English
  • Penalising honest
  • Virus of corruption
  • Encroachers’ Haven

Three killed, six hurt as van, truck collide
Noida, June 21
Three members of a family were killed and six women injured seriously in a road accident near Chhijarsi village on national highway No.24. The family was returning from Garh Ganga when the Maruti van in which they were travelling collided with a stationary truck on the roadside.

Narnaul MC decides to waive 25 pc of house tax dues 
Narnaul, June 21
The Nagar Parishad, in a meeting held under the presidentship of Mr Kedar Nath Garg, today decided to waive 25 per cent of house tax dues in Narnaul city. The proposal will now be sent to the state government for approval. The meeting was summoned to sort out the problems of sanitation, streetlights etc.
  • Held for murder
  • New organisation
  • Phone bills

DJB to get  20 pc more water by 2003
New Delhi, June 21
With the completion of the Sonia Vihar Water Treatment Plant by December 2003, the foundation stone of which was laid by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) would be in a position to distribute 20 per cent more water in the Capital.

Modern aquarium
New Delhi, June 21
A state-of-the-art aquarium is to come up in East Delhi. To be constructed over 25 thousand square feet in Shahdara, the aquarium complex will house an auditorium, libraries, automated teller machines (ATMs), an open air theatre, art gallery and the works.


DDA official nabbed for taking Rs 3,000 as bribe
New Delhi, June 21
The CBI today arrested a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) official for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a person for getting a work done. The suspect, Sushil Bhardwaj, a dealing assistant working with the Housing wing of DDA, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI following a complaint by a person who alleged that Rs 8,000 was demanded from him by the accused for converting his property from lease-hold to free-hold, the CBI said.


You can’t enter top colleges through backdoor 
New Delhi June 21
Everybody wants to get admissions in the so-called prestigious colleges. The problem is that most of the aspirants may not get a chance even to apply in these colleges as the cut-off marks fixed by them will be too high. The popular ploy to get the tag of these colleges will, then, be to enroll themselves for the least preferred courses such as Sanskrit and Hindi Honours at the undergraduate level in the first year. 


Indian Airlines land in Hari Ram Cricket semis
New Delhi, June 21
A dashing unbeaten knock of 46 by India Under-19 team vice-captain Manvinder Bisla and fiery bowling of 3 for 16 by left-arm spinner Sonu Sharma helped star-studded Indian Airlines beat Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) by two wickets off the penultimate ball of the innings to enter the semi-final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament, sponsored by Padam Cables, at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

Manvinder Bisla receiving the Man of the Match Award in the Hari Ram Aggarwal Cricket Tournament.
Manvinder Bisla receiving the Man of the Match Award

Radhika stuns Sheethal
New Delhi, June 21
Fourth-seeded Radhika Tulpule ended the winning streak of top-seeded Sheethal Goutham when she subdued her 6-2,6-4 to lift the ITF Women’s Circuit Masters Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court in the Capital on Friday.

Satinder steers FCI into quarters
New Delhi, June 21
Satender Yadav hit a stroke-filled century and then claimed three wickets for 13 runs to steer Food Corporation of India (FCI) into the quarter-final, beating Pusa Youngsters Club by 11 runs, in the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla groundin the Capital on Friday.

India-England-Lanka tri-series live on ESPN
New Delhi, June 21
ESPN will telecast live the ten-match triangular cricket series featuring India, England and Sri Lanka, starting on June 27. The Indians are in England after a gruelling tour of the Caribbeans, but they are supremely confident after winning the one-day series in West Indies, and are better focussed on the shorter version of the game.


Anti-power theft campaign bears fruit
Sonepat, June 21
The anti-power theft campaign launched by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has yielded good results in the Sonepat circle. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.N.Roy, told mediapersons here today that the officials of the Nigam had checked as many as 579 premises of the power consumers and detected 84 cases of power theft during the first fortnight of the current month.

Rohtak admn gears up to face floods
Rohtak, June 21
Gearing up the administration to safeguard the district against the havoc that could be caused by flood is the first priority of Deputy Commissioner Ashok Yadav who has taken over the charge on June 18.

Ultimatum to pig owners
Panipat, June 21
Pigs owners beware! After its failure to regulate the movement of pigs in the city and Samalkha town, the district administration today decided to impose Section 144 against pigs movement in the city.


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