Tuesday, July 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Gurgaon colonisers told not to wring allottees
Gurgaon, July 1
The Town and Country Planning Department has directed 26 private builders here not to charge maintenance fees and send the details of the charges collected from the plot-holders to the government. This is in response to a finding that the private developers are openly flouting the directions of the state government and are still charging maintenance and extension fees.

New DVB heirs greet Delhiites with power cuts
New Delhi, July 1
On a watershed day when private players formally took over distribution of electricity in the Capital, Transco (the government-owned company responsible for transmission of electricity) shed load and Delhiites repeatedly wiped the sweat off their brows.


Special court needed for ’84 riots cases: Tarlochan Singh
New Delhi, July 1
The vice-chairman of the Minorities Commission, Mr Tarlochan Singh, today advocated setting up of a special court to hear cases pertaining to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots “to ensure speedy justice to the community”.

Belated ‘clarifications’ on pollution check
New Delhi, July 1
Trust the Government of NCT of Delhi to act first and think later. Taken aback by the rush of cars and scooters at filling stations and elsewhere for the mandatory Pollution Under Control Certificate, the Department of Transport on Monday reluctantly came out with certain ‘clarifications.’

I’ll turn the heat on criminals: Gupta
Mr R. S. GuptaNew Delhi, July 1
The new Commissioner of Police, Mr R. S. Gupta, today stressed the need for strengthening the Capital’s police force to deal effectively with serious situations arising out of terrorist threats. Speaking to newspersons after formally assuming charge, the former lecturer said his other priority would be to make the Capital secure for the common man. “My priorities will be ensuring security for the whole city, including VIPs, and dealing effectively with serious situations in the Capital.

Students grin and bear it as schools reopen
New Delhi, July 1
Bus stops, which bore a deserted look for the past two months, were today a beehive of activity as students geared up to return to the world of books and exams.
Most of the schools in the Capital reopened today after a two-month-long hiatus. While it was a happy reunion for some, there were many unhappy faces in the crowd as well.

Lawyer dies after scuffle over seat
New Delhi, July 1
A Tis Hazari lawyer died of cardiac arrest on the court premises here today following a scuffle with two other advocates who had allegedly snared his allotted space, the police said.



Commuters at the mercy of unsafe autos
Faridabad, July 1
Commuting in Faridabad is not easy in the absence of a proper public transport network. Add to this the exhaust fumes and the lead in the air. Not to forget that a bumpy ride in a three-wheeler is itself fraught with danger.

Gurdwara Sis Ganj, Chandni Chowk
Gurdwara Sis Ganj, Chandni Chowk. 
— Tribune Photo

Speakers raise peace banner at Guru Tegh Bahadur darbar
New Delhi, July 1
In a specially called meeting of the members of the Foundation for Religious Harmony and Universal Peace at the historical Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk, the Holy Darbar of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the religious heads of different sects and active workers for peace and harmony strongly condemned the rising incidents of violence and insurgency in the world with a special mention of Kashmir, Gujarat and Palestine.

23 cows perish in truck, locals block highway
Ghaziabad, July 1
Agitated residents blocked the national highway near Dasna in protest against the death of 23 cows which were being ferried in a truck for slaughter at Rampur.

Dr Samir ParikhFACE TO FACE
‘Academic system needs to be psychologically effective’
r Samir Parikh, consultant psychiatrist, has been associated with various schools and doing extensive work with children and adolescents. He has conducted various seminars and workshops on parent and teacher training. Dr Parikh has also been running personality enhancement programmes for students and school-counselling programme in various schools. He recently conducted a seminar on ‘Adolescence and Media’.

Coop Sugar Mills tops in recovery rate
Rohtak, July 1
The Haryana Cooperative Sugar Mills, the oldest sugar mills in the Cooperative sector established here in 1995, has achieved a recovery of 10.04 per cent per quintal with a capacity utilisation of 111.18 per cent during the crushing season that ended on April 16.

‘Ethics of a Shop-Keeper’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting based on Punjab & Sind Bank collections

Agents still having a field day
Faridabad, July 1
While the network of agents (brokers) is reportedly very much active at offices of various licencing authorities in the district, the commission rates for getting works done, which had gone up during the anti-corruption drive launched by the former Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, have failed to come down even after his transfer.

Panipat MC to privatise streetlight maintenance
Panipat, July 1
In a bid to improve the working of over 4,000 streetlights, the Municipal Council today decided to hand over their functioning to the private contractors. This decision was taken unanimously at the meeting of the MC held under the chairmanship of Mr Sanjay Bhatia. 

MTNL launches extended cordless service in S. Delhi
New Delhi, July 1
The Mahangar Telephone Nigam Limited has provided the Extended Cordless Services in parts of South Delhi, which would enable mobility to subscribers with a cordless facility.

DSGMC results today
New Delhi, July 1
The counting of votes in the general election to the 46-member Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will take place tomorrow. The results will be out by evening. Of the 3.17 lakh electorate, 53.1 per cent chose to exercise their franchise on Sunday. There are 390 candidates, including 243 Independents, in the fray.

New Chairman takes over at CEA
Harbans Lal BajajNew Delhi, July 1
Mr Harbans Lal Bajaj has taken over as the Chairman of Central Electricity Authority. Prior to this appointment, he was Director (Commercial), National Thermal Power Corporation. Mr Bajaj succeeded Mr V.V.R.K.Rao. Before joining the NTPC, he served in various capacities at BHEL and HSEB. Mr Bajaj, with a MSc Engineering (Power Systems) degree, has over 34 years of experience in the power sector.



Fake notes racket busted
New Delhi
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed a counterfeit currency racket with the arrest of four persons and seizure of fake notes worth Rs 10 lakh. Dubai-based underworld gangster Aftab Butki, a front man of Dawood Ibrahim, was running the racket.

Two held for looting Rs 4.34 lakh from Tehsil Treasury
Ghaziabad, July 1
The Kavi Nagar police have solved the looting of Rs 1.17 lakh from a Junior Engineer of the Electricity Department and Rs 4.34 lakh from tehsil peons. The police arrested two persons, including the son of a linesman of the Electricity Department who had also shot at and injured the JE in the head on June 10.

Cash, jewellery looted from Brigadier’s house
New Delhi, July 1
Three unidentified youths, armed with country-made pistol and knives, robbed Rs 10, 000 and jewellery from the house of a retired Brigadier in Defence Colony in South district this morning. 


Govt ‘neglecting’ education facilities in Narnaul
Narnaul, July 1
The depleting subsoil water, scorching heat, broken roads and uncertainty in every walk of life have become the character of south Haryana. The sturdy and hard working people of the region have contributed a lot to the grain stocks of the state, even against the most adverse climatic conditions.



Proposal to set up ICU in Gurgaon Civil Hospital
Gurgaon, July 1
The district administration is considering a proposal for setting up an intensive care unit in District Civil Hospital here. If the proposal come through, Gurgaon Civil Hospital would be the first civil hospital in Haryana to have an ICU.


Karun Chandhok back on podium.Karun sets fastest lap timing in F3 Championship
New Delhi, July 1
Karun Chandhok set the fastest lap timing to finish at an impressive second place in the second race of the Round 8 of the British Formula 3 Championship, Scholarship Class. With this podium finish at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit on Sunday, the 18-year-old racing sensation from India, ended a run of three races where he failed to score points, according to information available in Delhi. At the previous round at Castle Combe, Karun had his strongest qualifying performance of his F3 career—second and third positions—onnly to have a problem with fuel injectors on race day, costing the JK Tyre prodigy vital

Team MRF finish second in APRC rally
New Delhi, July 1
Stuart Warren of Team MRF continued with his strong showing in the third round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship at Rotoru in New Zealand while Naren Kumar’s campaign came to an end with a broken gearbox on the day’s second stage, according to information available in Delhi.

Suresh Batra bowls Dena Bank to victory
New Delhi, July 1
A devastating 5 for 20 bowling spell by medium-pacer Suresh Batra and an all-round performance by Mahesh Sood (56 and 2 for 27) steered Dena Bank to a 22 runs victory against Daryaganj Gymkhana in the fourth Varun Mahajan Trans Yamuna Cricket Association Super League at the Poorvi Delhi Sports Complex ground in the Capital.

Naman Khanna, Sahil Virmani shine for Gyan Bharti
New Delhi, July 1
An unbeaten knock of 85 by Delhi Under-14 player Naman Khanna and fierce bowling of 3 for 29 by leg-spinner Sahil Virmani helped Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation by eight wickets in the first Gyan Bharti Under-13 League-cum-Knockout Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti school ground in the Capital.

Nipun stars in St. Mark’s victory
New Delhi, July 1
A strokeful unbeaten 76 by Nipun Malhotra and an all-round performance by Sharansh Sharma (52 and 2 for 16) helped St. Mark School, Meera Bagh beat Salwan Public School by 104 runs in the second Raman Lamba Memorial Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Salwan School ground in the Capital.


EC decision hailed
Rewari, July 1
Mr Amit Swami, president of the Young Men Association of Haryana, has hailed the decision of the Election Commission to make it compulsory for candidates to furnish an affidavit along with their nomination papers providing details of their assets, including those of their spouse and dependants, liabilities, educational qualifications and whether they have any criminal cases against them.Top

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