Monday, June 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DVB: All set for formal hand-over
New Delhi, June 23
The countdown to handing over the distribution of electricity to private hands begins tomorrow when the last batch of the 24,500-strong workforce of the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) report for duties at their new places of work.

DSGMC poll: It is Badal vs Tohra
New Delhi, June 23
With less than a week left for the DSGMC polls, veteran Akali leaders Parkash Singh Badal and Gurcharan Singh Tohra have taken charge of the campaigning. The two leaders hit the road on Sunday, accompanied by hordes of supporters and candidates. With the stalwarts out on the street, the contest is no longer confined to Delhi leaders vying for control of the 46-member DSGMC. Instead, it is a battle royal between the two stalwarts.


NCR Board gets stick for failing to cap population
New Delhi, June 23
The Standing Committee of Parliament on Urban and Rural Development has criticised the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) for failing to achieve its target of containing Delhi’s population at about 11 million by 2001 and described its explanation in this regard as unacceptable. 

One for the Road
One for the Road. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Police Chief says he has criminals on the run
New Delhi, June 23
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, who completes his three-year term at the end of the month, has claimed that the “carrot and stick” policy pursued by him had succeeded to some extent as the image of the force had improved considerably and it had managed to keep the terrorists and other criminals on the run.

Action against 5 SOG cops for detaining old man
Ghaziabad, June 23
Action is being taken against an inspector and four other policemen for having illegally detained and tortured an old man and his two sons. Cases have been registered against the five cops, who were posted in the Special Operations Group, in Kavi Nagar and Vijay Nagar Police Station.

Cop arrested for assaulting Dy Commissioner
Noida, June 23
A police constable has been arrested for assaulting a Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in her office in Sector-5 here. According to the Sector-20 police, Deputy Commissioner Customs and Central Excise, Ms Neelam Kumar, was sitting in her office of Noida Circle. A constable, Tilak Singh, posted in the Sector 5 office, barged into her chamber.


Unauthorised colonies: DSIDC to build roads
New Delhi, June 23
The state government has awarded a Rs 10-crore project to the Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) to construct roads in unauthorised colonies of the Capital. Addressing newspersons here today, the DSIDC chairman, Mr Hassan Ahmed, said, “The corporation has the requisite manpower and technical expertise that can be made use of in developing the infrastructure in the metro.”

Delhi slums breed young mothers, frail kids
New Delhi, June 23
The slum clusters in the Capital have a high mortality rate as almost 75 per cent of the mothers are under 18 years and about 18 per cent of them are just 12 years. More than 75 per cent of women in various slums of Delhi were married before the age of 18 and 90 per cent of the mothers had three or more children as against 32.1 per cent in Delhi city, said a study by an NGO.

JD(U) takes up cudgels for urban power consumers
Rohtak, June 23
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (United) has appealed to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to consider the interests of the urban consumers before deciding on the proposal to waive the power dues of the rural consumers in view of the Bharatiya Kisan Union agitation.

Water supply thrown out of gear in old Sonepat
Sonepat, June 23
The drinking water supply system in the old section of the city has been thrown out of gear allegedly due to lack of the control on the operators of tubewells and boosting stations as well as the keymen. According to a report, the areas of Ram Bazar and Mohalla Kalan are being supplied water at very low pressure.

Nirankari missionary passes away
New Delhi, June 23
A veteran missionary of the Sant Nirankari Mission, Mr Joginder Singh Nirankari, popularly known as `Rishi Kamal Ji’ among the Nirankari devotees, left for his eternal abode on Saturday. Thousands of people gathered at his residence at Andha Mughal, North Delhi to pay their last respects.

Youth stabbed to death
Faridabad, June 23
An 18-year-old youth was stabbed to death at Jatola village in the district on Saturday night. According to police sources, Dinesh, son of Kartar Singh, was stabbed allegedly by Ravinder and Surender, both sons of Naresh Chand.
  • Cleanliness drive
  • Peace march
  • Four injured
  • Affidavits demanded
  • Man crushed


Prisoner arrested with charas in Sonepat
Sonepat, June 23
The police have arrested a prisoner, Subhash, following the alleged recovery of one kilogram of charas, worth several thousands rupees, from his possession. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons here on Sunday that the arrested prisoner was undergoing life imprisonment in the district jail, Sonepat, and was released on two-week parole on June 6.

Minor among six hurt as cops, dacoits exchange fire
Faridabad, June 23
Six persons, including a minor girl, were injured in a shootout between a police party and a gang of dacoits in Ali Meo village of Hathin subdivision of the district this morning. The police managed to capture three members of the gang while three others escaped.

  • New train soon

3 rob businessman in Timarpur
New Delhi, June 23
Three unidentified persons robbed a businessman of Timarpur, who was a manufacturer of TV kits. The robbers went to his factory on the pretext of buying spare parts for their TV.


Race for revolutionising mobile computing for the 21st century begins 
BM India has launched three models of its new ThinkPad notebook computers powered by Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor M – the newest processor for the mobile computing platform.
  • All-season tyre
  • Iodine stabilising salt
  • Pocketed Mattresses
  • Bathing Beauty
  • Total protection
  • User-friendly SEAL
  • Skincare sachets
  • Electric chimneys
  • Automatic pump
  • Heart shaped soap
  • Baby perfumes


Their talent show had some Bollywood stars applauding
The grand finale of the Children’s Talent 2002, organised by the Mother’s Pride Hobby Club in the Capital, had Bollywood personalities like Prem Chopra, Chunky Pandey, Nirmal Pandey, Upasana Singh and Suresh Raheja applauding the talent of the little children in open admiration. Children in different age groups like three to five and 13 to 15 participated in the final round of “Elan”, the fashion show for children, adjudged by Jatin Kochar and Sunalika Oberoi among others. Bollywood stars graced Children’s Talent 2002
Bollywood stars graced Children’s Talent 2002, organised by Mother’s Pride in the Capital.

  • Play mirrors society

Principal Speak
Life’s little graces
he word ‘serendipity’ means to discover something good by accident. It comes from a story about a king of Serendip, who sent his sons on a journey. Since they were obedient and faithful, they discovered beautiful and valuable treasures all along the way.


Changes mooted in Food Adulteration Act 
Faridabad, June 23
The health authorities in Haryana are considering modifications in the implementation of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act(PFA), in order to streamline action against defaulters.


IA cruise to Hot Weather Cricket final
New Delhi, June 23
Indian Airlines maintained their domination in local cricket when they recorded a thrilling two-wicket victory against National Stadium Coaching Centre (NSCC) to fly into the final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital on Sunday.

Olympic Day celebrations in Rohtak
Rohtak, June 23
Long distance races and friendly volleyball matches marked the Olympic Day celebrations here today. Races of 8 km, 6 km and 4 km for boys and girls were held. In the 2 km event in the junior girls category, Monika Khokhar finished first while Taruna and Soni finished second and third, respectively.

Nikhil Chopra Nikhil Chopra stars in Hari Ram Cricket
New Delhi, June 23
India discard Nikhil Chopra played a fine all-round game (26 and 2 for 20) and Manvinder Bisla gave a deadly bowling performance (3 for 14) to star in Indian Airlines' 71-run victory against defending champions Chand Khanna and enter the final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh stadium in the Capital.                  All-round game

Wimbledon  tennis live on Star Sports
New Delhi, June 23
It’s strawberries and cream season again in England and Star Sports will bring two weeks of top-class grass court tennis when the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships begin today.


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