Sunday, June 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Badal begins campaign on a ‘promising’ note
New Delhi, June 22
The former Punjab Chief Minister and SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, virtually kicked off the party’s campaign for the DSGMC poll today by promising to set up a memorial for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom and a local Punjabi television channel for propagating Sikhism.
DSGMC president Jathedar Avtar Singh Hit, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers S.S. Dhindsa and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal DSGMC president Jathedar Avtar Singh Hit, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers S.S. Dhindsa and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

Full force to demolish one flat!
Noida, June 22
Noida town was all a-flutter this morning when a large demolition squad of the Noida administration, supported by over 100 policemen from four police stations led by CO (DSP) II O.P. Singh and City Magistrate A. C. Srivastava and units of riot police, fire brigades with over a dozen vehicles, including bulldozers and cranes, descended on Flat No. 541, Sector 37 and demolished the top two floors.

Riding High
Riding High: Sunil Shetty poses with Kinetic Nova, launched at a press conference in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Many a slip between the goblet & the lip!
New Delhi, June 22
The invitations have been sent out, but where is the guest list? Spurred on by their political bosses, the Government of NCT of Delhi’s Department of Excise has thrown open liquor trade to the private sector. Well, that is all right, but who will open a vend is a hiccup to which there is no immediate solution. And so long as this problem is not solved, the Bacchanalian buffs will have to breathe easy.

Bank guard shot as colleagues watch ‘show’
Rohtak, June 22
In a bizarre incident today, a security guard was dragged out of the bank he was guarding and shot dead by two youths while the bank employees watched from inside the gate. Ironically, the guard kept shouting for help at the gate for nearly 15 minutes but neither the bank employees nor the passers-by came to his rescue.

New GDA rates 
Ghaziabad, June 22
The Ghaziabad Development Authority has approved new rates for land in various residential colonies. Kaushambhi tops in this with Rs 8,200 per sq. mtr. rate while the rate fixed by the DM for it is Rs 92,000. GDA secretary U.N. Thakur said that the new rates had come into force with immediate effect.


Power cuts likely to continue in Capital
Demand-supply mismatch, poor infrastructure the bane 
New Delhi, June 22
Even as Delhi prepares to move to a privatised power distribution regime, the residents of the Capital are unlikely to get any respite from the long and frequent power cuts, as the demand-supply mismatch and an inadequate distribution infrastructure continue to remain a major deficiency.

Haryana Govt stops desilting canals, farmers cry foul
Sonepat, June 22
The Haryana Government has decided to stop the desilting and cleaning of canals and other water channels in the state on due to the shortage of funds and ‘beldars’. According to official sources, the Engineer-in-Chief of the state Irrigation Department has issued instructions to all the chief engineers and superintending engineers in the state that the length of 3-km upstream of tail-ends is not to be cleaned by the department and this stretch be kept for clearance by the farmers.

INLD, Congress responsible for farmers’ stir: HVP
Panipat, June 22
Coming down heavily on the “politicisation” of the farmers’ agitation in Jind district by the Congress, the HVP has held both the latter and the INLD responsible for the stir.

NCR to generate 30,000 metric tonnes of solid waste by 2021
New Delhi, June 22
The quantity of solid waste generation in the urban areas of the NCR is likely to go up to around 30,000 metric tonnes (MTs) per day by 2021 of which Delhi’s share will be 20,000 MTs. 

New-look Red Fort lawns to be opened to the public from 
July 15
New Delhi, June 22
Lawns in front of the historic Red Fort in the national Capital would be opened to the public from 15th July. It is being developed on the pattern of India Gate lawns, where people can gather in the evenings and enjoy the occasion with their families.

Union Minister in the PMO Vijay Goel reviewing the progress of the work at the Red Fort along with the MCD Commissioner in the Capital on Saturday.
Union Minister in the PMO Vijay Goel reviewing the progress of the work at the Red Fort along with the MCD Commissioner

Of the divine and the demonic in man
ow do you judge whether a person is religious or not? It is said that a tree is judged by its fruits. If the fruits are good, the tree is good. When religion is restricted to observance of externals, or consists only of a series of prohibitions, it will not yield good fruits. 

Vacationers find themselves on cloud nine in Mussoorie
n the higher reaches of the picturesque Dehra Dun, a road ascends bordered by fascinating scenery. An uphill journey of about 35 kms and you find yourself standing at an altitude of over 2000 meters looking up at the brilliant blue sky of Mussoorie.

Amusement mela for Gujarat victims ends 
New Delhi, June 22
An amusement mela dedicated to the victims of the recent Gujarat riots concluded today at Lakshmi Nagar District Centre here. The turnout on the last day was low. The mela, `Fun and Fair - 2002’, was inaugurated about one month back by the Minister of Health, Government of NCT of Delhi, Dr A. K. Walia.

The huge entrance gate in the shape of an aeroplane was a big draw. — Photo by Anil Sharma 
The huge entrance gate in the shape of an aeroplane was a big draw
SC-ST body demands dismissal of policemen 
New Delhi, June 22
The All India Confederation of SC and ST Organisations demanded the dismissal of the policemen who allegedly vandalised its office at Bengali Market and beat up workers of the federation on Friday. 

Free diabetes check-up camp at Panipat
Panipat, June 22
The Prajapita Brahamkumari Ishwariya Viswavidyalaya will organise a free diabetes check-up camp at its centre in HUDA, Part II, from June 24 to 27. Eminent doctors from Mumbai and the AIIMS, New Delhi, will provide consultation to the patients at the camp from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • National seminar
  • Scooterist killed
  • Open Darbar
  • Protest held
  • Rape alleged
  • Shop looted
  • Group clash
  • Man shot
  • Two killed
  • Suicide by student


Mystery shrouds death of Andha Mughal teenager 
New Delhi, June 22
A resident of Andha Mughal, Sunny (19), was found murdered in his house on Friday evening. He lived alone in a rented house. The murder was discovered when one of his neighbours informed the police, after foul smell was emanating from his house.


Seminar held to facilitate better interaction with SSI
New Delhi, June 22
Punjab National Bank (PNB) organised a seminar in association with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Laghu Udhyog Bharti here today. Mr S.S. Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director, PNB, presided over the seminar, which was attended by Mr Arun Kapur, president, PHD Chamber of Commerce, Mr S.S. Aggarwal, president, Laghu Udyog Bharti, Mr V.K.Vadhera, Mr Ashok Jain and Mr Sudarshan Sareen, directors, PNB, besides around 250 entrepreneurs from Delhi and surrounding areas.


There is life after menopause
bout 50 experts in menopausal medicine from various parts of the country are meeting at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital to address various issues concerning menopausal health. The meet was inaugurated by Renuka Choudhary, Member of Parliament, on Saturday.

The IIPM students showing their souvenirs after donating blood.
The IIPM students showing their souvenirs after donating blood
  • Blood donation camp
  • Eye care
  • Strikalp for women


ONGC’s smooth ride into Hari Ram Cricket final
New Delhi, June 22
Rizwan Shamshad blasted a rapidfire century of 114 and Gagan Khoda slammed 74 runs to help Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat HDFC Bank by 137 runs to sail into the 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.

Squash getting the cold shoulder 
New Delhi June 22
Agreed, squash is a game restricted to the elite. But unlike any other sport, why is it that this royal game hasn’t been able to produce any of the world champions? Why is it that none of the squash players in India are unable to compete in the International circuit? 

Tariq hits century for NSCC
New Delhi, June 22
A dashing century by Bihar Ranji Trophy player Tariq-ur-Rehman (125, 3x6, 8x4) helped National Stadium Coaching Centre (NSCC) beat Food Corporation of India (FCI) by 31 runs to enter the semi-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital on Saturday.


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