Monday, July 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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All out to oblige a spy
Noida, July 7
A local court has placed Pakistani spy Mohd Salim alias Rana alias Prakash Chawla in police remand for six days. The police had pleaded for 14 days’ remand for this mole who fully exploited the corrupt system till his  arrest on July 1.

Delhi cops’ night out with CP
New Delhi, July 7
If some of the Delhiites found the local policemen bleary eyed and nodding off to sleep this morning, it was not because of the weather.
SMELL NO EVIL: Delhi cops at a BSP rally in the Capital on Sunday. SMELL NO EVIL: Delhi cops at a BSP rally in the Capital on Sunday.



Govt dishing out PSUs on a platter: Paswan
Sonepat, July 7
Coming down heavily on the Atal Behari Vajpayee-led NDA Government for its failure on all fronts, the former Union Minster and the Lok Janshakti Party chief, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, today lashed out at disinvestment policies of the government saying that the government was playing with country’s interests while “selling off” the profit-making public sector undertakings.

LOVE NEST. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

DSGMC to bring youth back into fold
New Delhi, July 7
One of the first tasks that the new Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is planning to undertake is to strengthen the Dharam Prachar Committee in view of the persistent demand of the elders in the community that the youth are neglecting the basic tenets of the religion and veering away from tradition.

Teachers jockeying for plum MDU post
Rohtak, July 7
The recent removal of the Registrar of Maharishi Dayanand University from the post has activated certain influential people, especially the teachers, who have started jockeying for the position.

Spare the rod and save the children
New Delhi, July 7
The aphorism, `Spare the rod and spoil the child,’ is being challenged by psychologists and counsellors around the world; the experts are blaming the rod for traumatising the children not just physically but also emotionally, leaving scars that take either too long to heal or do not heal at all.

Degrees racket busted
New Delhi, July 7
The police claimed to have busted a racket of fake degrees and certificates with the arrest of three persons today. The police had information that degrees and certificates were printed and supplied from a private institute, Royal College, in Raghubir Nagar area of West district.


Anxious Bawana plot holders to breathe easy
New Delhi, July 7
All the plots up for grabs in Bawana Industrial Estate are likely to be completed by September. The Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) says that the industrialists who were allotted plots there could start construction of their complexes then.

Mango Festival ends
New Delhi, July 7
The 14th Mango Festival, 2002, concluded at the convention hall, Ashok Hotel, here today. The two-day festival had a large display of mango and mango products.
The festival has become an important event of the Delhi Tourism Corporation. The Indian mango is unsurpassed in quality and taste in today’s world.

Sinha soldiers on despite setbacks
New Delhi, July 7
At a time when the Government is spending crores of rupees on population control and AIDS prevention, nobody is ready to give a helping hand to a man who is waging a battle, all alone, to fight these menaces for the last seven years.

Crusader for AIDS control

Crusader for AIDS control


Parallel industry thrives in Faridabad
Faridabad, July 7
With the phenomenal growth of industry in the past few decades here, the town has also witnessed a concurrent rise in production and trade in fake or spurious items. Things have come to such a pass that the trade in fake items can well be described as a parallel industry.


All-season relief for all those who want to look cool

Wanna look cool with every move! Nike has introduced latest innovative apparel–the DRI fit range of T-shirts. Coming from the world’s leading sports company, which believes in thinking the unthinkable, nothing but the best comes your way. If sticky, sweaty clothes are a deterrent to your going outdoors– think again.
  • Comfortable workout

  • Toys icons

  • Kitchen sinks

  • Samba shirts

  • Summer collections

  • Stylish cream pack

  • Access to security

  • New life spring

  • High-tech coolant

  • Elegant fan

  • Identity for your bathroom


Teachers get tips on how to use newspapers in classroom
A two-day workshop for the teachers was held at GHPS, Shahdara. On the first day, Ms Poona Chaddha gave an informative talk on using newspaper in the classroom. Ms Chaddha gave tips to the teachers on how to derive the maximum from the newspapers for the benefit of the students.

Counsellor Romilla Suri and the GHPS Principal, Mr J. S. Ghuman, at the workshop.

Counsellor Romilla Suri and the GHPS Principal, Mr J. S. Ghuman, at the workshop.
  • Classical dance

  • Prizes for students

  • Computer literacy

  • Workshop held

It’s not wealth but wisdom that makes men rich

In an increasingly commercial world, money is the most admired, appreciated and longed for materialistic thing. Today, the most toasted motto is ‘shop till you drop’ as your Dil mange more. And thus money has assumed the status of God.

Pro Vice-Chancellors of Ignou appointed
New Delhi, July 7
Mr D C Pant and Prof S C Garg have been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellors (Pro-VC) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou).
Before taking over this coveted position, Mr D C Pant has been Advisor, Ignou and Prof Garg, Director of School of Sciences of Ignou.


Haryanvi folk singers enthral audience
Rewari, July 7
A function devoted to Haryanavi folk music (Haryanvi Lok Sangeet Samaroh) was held in the community hall here on Saturday by the Youngmen’s Association of India. The Financial Commissioner of Haryana, Mr K.C.Sharma, was the moving sprit behind the programme. Mr Sharma is a fan of the late Lakhmi Chand, the luminous bard of Haryana.


Sahib Singh compliments Mission on blood camp
New Delhi, July 7
The Union Labour Minister, Dr Sahib Singh Verma inaugurated a blood donation camp organized by the Sant Nirankari Mission in Avtar Enclave here today.
The blood collecting teams came from the Armed Forces Transfusion Centre and Bara Hindu Rao Hospital.

Brigadier Shamsher Singh (Retd) welcoming Union Labour Minister, Dr Sahib Singh Verma, at a blood donation camp organized by the Sant Nirankari Mission in the Capital on Sunday.
Brigadier Shamsher Singh (Retd) welcoming Union Labour Minister, Dr Sahib Singh Verma, at a blood donation camp

Free medical check-up organised by Dena Bank
New Delhi, July 7
A free medical check-up camp was organised by the Dena Bank Staff Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society Ltd., for the benefit of its members today at Shah Auditorium, Raj Niwas Marg here.


Jaypee Greens sets a new benchmark in golf
New Delhi, July 7
Golf is an all-consuming passion with the elite of the new generation, and keeping up with the times, golf courses are springing up like mushrooms. Some are pure business propositions. Some combine business with pleasure. And the third category’s primary concern is golf, and the rest are all woven around what a world class golf course should possess. 

A picturesque view of the Jaypee Greens golf course in Greater Noida.
A picturesque view of the Jaypee Greens golf course in Greater Noida.

Ace performanceAnsul Gupta stars in National Stadium’s win
New Delhi, July 7
A brilliant all-round performance by Ansul Gupta, who cracked a strokeful 59 and then claimed three wickets for 21 runs, helped National Stadium defeat Sonnet Club by 47 runs in the Gyan Bharti South Delhi Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium ground in the Capital.

Fiery knockManu Johan slams 184
New Delhi, July 7
A masterly knock of 184 and a fine spell of bowling (2 for 24) by Manu Johan powered Dhananjai Academy to a 22 runs victory against M S Sports Foundation, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) in a triangular cricket series at the Vinay Marg Sports Complex in the Capital.

Beach Volleyball  on Ten Sports
New Delhi, July 7
Having achieved Olympic status, the FIVB Beach Volleyball International Circuit is soon becoming a sports extravaganza. Ten Sports, bringing a refreshing change to Indian viewers, will telecast the matches of FIVB Championship exclusively on its channel.


Three revenue officials suspended
Faridabad, July 7
The Deputy Commissioner has suspended three employees of the Revenue Department on charges of irregularities.
According to reports, Bharat Lal, employed as kanungo in the tehsil office at Ballabgarh, allegedly entered a fake despatch number to bypass the norms for providing no-objection certificate to a company here recently.

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