Tuesday, June 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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A baby girl arrives without fanfare
Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, June 24
This time round, the stork came calling at 10 Janpath without the ostentatious paraphernalia. Circa 2002 turned out to be much more subdued among the Congress ranks, as the first family of the party was blessed with a baby girl.

A taste of pre-monsoon showers
New Delhi, June 24
For Delhiites, the week started on a pleasant note with sharp showers in the morning bringing an end to the prolonged spell of searing heat and humidity. 
Children prancing in the rain on the main road near Filmistan in Karol Bagh Children prancing in the rain on the main road near Filmistan in Karol Bagh on Monday. — Tribune Photo

MCD staff remove an uprooted tree near Gole Market on Monday
MCD staff remove an uprooted tree near Gole Market on Monday after heavy rain lashed the Capital, bringing an end to the prolonged dry and humid spell. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tohra joins verbal duel
New Delhi, June 24
The former SGPC chief, Mr Gurcharn Singh Tohra, today launched a scathing attack on the rival SAD (Badal) faction, alleging that it was no longer the custodian of the Panthic tradition even as his arch rival, Parkash Singh Badal, accused him and his faction of rubbing shoulders with the perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Narnaul protest turns violent
Narnaul(Mahendragarh), June 24
The police today resorted to a lathi-charge to disperse a violent crowd, which had blocked the main road at Mahavir Chowk to press its demand for adequate supply of water and electricity in the district.

Gang of computer thieves smashed
Noida, June 24
With the arrest of five persons, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Noida police has smashed an inter-state gang of thieves who used to target computers and cellphone shops. The SOG also seized 20 computers and cellphones worth Rs 4 lakh. Two country-made revolvers, cartridges and knives were also recovered from the criminals, the SP City, Mr Vijay Bhushan, said. 

Fall-out of ban on mining: Water table is rising
Faridabad, June 24
While the Haryana Government and the `mining mafia’ are still reeling under the impact of the Supreme Court order banning mining within 5 km of the Delhi border, the decision has had one welcome outcome. The water table in the region has started rising perceptibly.

And now, a transport declaration
New Delhi, June 24
The Government of NCT of Delhi is coming out with Transport Declaration 2002 to meet the anticipated crisis of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and streamline the transportation system in the Capital. Also to prevail upon the errant transporters who have hitherto shown little or no respect for rules and regulations.


Yamuna Action Plan II: Aid talks in final stage 
New Delhi, June 24
The Centre is negotiating with the Japan Bank of International Cooperation for assistance in the implementation of the second phase of Yamuna Action Plan. Union Minister of Environment and Forests T.R. Baalu made the announcement while speaking at the workshop on “Towards a cleaner Yamuna,” organised here by Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI).

Slow or sudden death: Sonepat road users left with 
Hobson’s choice
Sonepat, June 24
Moving through most of the roads belonging to the Sonepat Municipal Council, the PWD (B and R), the Market Committee and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here has become dangerous not only for the drivers but the pedestrians as well. 

Hooting during Bhajan Lal rally flayed 
Rewari, June 24
The behaviour of a large section of the crowd, which hooted at former Chief Minister and Haryana Congress Legislature Party (HCLP) leader Bhajan Lal at the party rally in the Ramlila Grounds in Delhi on Friday, has come in for sharp criticism from prominent Congress leader Rajendra Singh Yadav and numerous other party activists of Ahirwal.

Historic Qutabpur waits to solve some of its age-old problems 
Rewari, June 24
Qutabpur, which is now the biggest locality of Rewari city, was founded by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muhammadan Emperor of India, in the year 1207. Qutabpur, which was only a small hamlet then, has now grown into a big locality of about 25,000 residents. At present, it comprises three wards — 24, 25 and 26..

BPL people not getting PDS items on time
Sonepat, June 24
The Haryana unit of the Dhanak Harijan Sewak Sabha has expressed its grave concern over the malpractice in the distribution of rationed commodities among the families living below the poverty line (BPL) in Sonepat district and elsewhere and demanded a high-level probe into the public complaints in this regard.

‘Standard of colleges is going down every passing day’
rom the Partition of India in 1947 to the founding of University Grants Commission (UGC), Dr Amrik Singh, chairman of the Education Council of the Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (DGMC), has seen it all. Being the first professor to join Khalsa College in 1951, Dr Amrik Singh has witnessed all the ups and downs and is ardently trying to bring about changes in the teaching system of Delhi University.

Probe sought into MDA’s working
Faridabad, June 24
The president of the Haryana unit of the Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has sought a probe into the functioning of the Mewat Development Agency (MDA) and release of funds to the voluntary bodies.

Common tubewell at each village mooted
Sonepat, June 24
The president of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has urged the state government to install a joint tubewell in each village and ensure the supply of electricity free of cost to it for providing potable water to the residents in the rural areas. 

More power  for DVB
New Delhi, June 24
A power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed between Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) and the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Monday for the sale of power from the Koldam Hydro Electric Power Project.

One killed in truck-scooter collision 
Jhajjar, June 24
One person was killed and another injured when their scooter collided with a truck near Bamnoli village on the Bahadurgarh Road here on Sunday night. According to reports, the deceased Sanju and Ishwar Singh, both residents of Ladpur village in Delhi, were on their way to their village from Bahadurgarh when a truck coming from the opposite direction collided with them.
  • CA robbed
  • Suicide committed
  • Snake bite
  • Housewife burnt
  • Road repair
  • Woman killed


Truck driver arrested for death of helper
New Delhi, June 24
Sangam Vihar police today arrested a truck driver, Kuldeep (28), a resident of Faridabad on charge of causing death due to rash and negligent driving. The truck (HR-38-3099) which was driven by the suspect reportedly hit an electric pole and a tree near Tughlakabad Shooting Range this morning, resulting in the death of his helper sitting along with him in the vehicle.

Parvinder murder suspect held
New Delhi, June 24
The main suspect in the Parvinder Arora murder case has been arrested by the Haryana Police from Gurgaon. Parvinder was the owner of Gola restaurant in Model Town.


Institute celebrates success  by honouring students 
New Delhi, June 24
FIITJEE toasted its winning horses on Sunday, at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park here after logging a record of 2078 quality selections in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination, 2002 and capturing 9 out of top 10 all India ranks. On the home turf, students of FIITJEE captured 6 ranks in the top 10 in the Delhi Zone, including the topper of Delhi Zone, Sumit Kumar (AIR-5,Delhi-1).
Sumit Kumar who came fifth in the all-India IIT Joint Entrance Examination, 2002, receiving an award from Mr Narendra Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, MTNL. 
Sumit Kumar who came fifth in the all-India IIT Joint Entrance Examination

Ex-minister calls for job-oriented courses
Jhajjar, June 24
The former Technical Education Minister and a Haryana Congress leader, Mr Chhatarpal Singh, termed the state government’s decision to remove the “moral education” subject from school curriculum as most unfortunate.


HC restrains VIMHANS staff from protesting in complex
New Delhi, June 24
The Delhi High Court has restrained the hospital staff of Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (VIMHANS) from demonstrating within 50 metres of the complex. The hospital employees, who have threatened to go on a strike, have been demonstrating for salary hike and other issues.


‘Stopping TB drugs midway could be fatal’
New Delhi, June 24
The Delhi Health Minister, Dr A. K. Walia, has called upon all those people who are engaged in the TB Control Programme to work with more dedication and missionary zeal. Any administrative problem coming in the way of the functioning of this programme will be taken care of, he has assured.


Indian Airlines lift Hari Ram Cricket trophy
New Delhi, June 24
Indian Airlines continued their fine run when they capped their outing in the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament with the title, beating Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) by 138 runs in the final at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital on Sunday night.
Indian Airlines captain Nikhil Chopra receiving the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament trophy from former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.
Indian Airlines captain Nikhil Chopra receiving the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament trophy

Karthikeyan vows to correct mistakes
New Delhi, June 24
India’s motorsport ace Narain Karthikeyan learned some valuable lessons after failing to finish both his races driving for TATA RC Motorsport in the third leg of the Nissan World Series in Albacete Spain on Sunday, according to information available in the Capital.

Night cricket is a big hit with fans
New Delhi, June 24
Night vision seems to be the best cricket vision among fans in the Capital. The huge crowd that thronged to witness the matches in the sixth edition of the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament was a revelation.

Karun impresses amid technical failures
New Delhi, June 24
Reigning Asian Formula 2000 Champion and JK Tyre prodigy Karun Chandhok had his most impressive showing of the season so far until bad luck prevented him from scoring any points at the 2 races held at Castle Combe on Sunday, according to information available in the Capital.


Camp to  collect house tax organised
New Delhi, June 24
On the request of the housing societies, the House Tax Department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) organised a camp to collect the house tax from the residents of Patparganj housing societies and collected more than Rs eight lakh.

GDA demolishes illegal structures
Ghaziabad, June 24
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has demolished concrete structures constructed illegally in front of 24 houses and shops in Vaishali and Indirapuram area.


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