Tuesday, July 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Heir apparent not so apparent
Ranjit Singh bid to forge coalition with Badal group
New Delhi, July 8
With the former Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh, the undisputed leader of the six-member elected group, holding the key to the formation of the next Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the leaders of two main Akali factions – SAD (Badal) and SAD Delhi – have been desperately trying to woo him.

Delhi to pep up consumer redressal system
New Delhi, July 8
The Government of NCT of Delhi wants to rejuvenate consumer courts that have survived in spite of years of neglect.

Chhota Rajan’s hitman arrested 
New Delhi, July 8
Yusuf Qadri Suleman, a contract killer and a hitman of Chhota Rajan and wanted in two murder cases by the Mumbai and Bangalore police, was today nabbed by the Delhi Police Special Cell in Anand Vihar bus depot in East Delhi.

Summer of discontent
Summer of discontent: A child snatches forty winks on his water trolley. Ironically, there are no customers even during the searing heat in the Capital. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Residents pay through their nose for shoddy services
Gurgaon, July 8
The private developers have evolved novel methods to pull a fast one on the residents here. As the law forbids them to charge maintenance expenses and extension fees from the residents, the developers have started using arm-twisting methods to extract maximum amount from the residents, alleged different resident welfare associations.

Reader to fill in for controversial registrar
Rohtak, July 8
Dr Ajay Kumar Rajan, a Reader in the Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSAR), has been appointed Registrar of the Maharishi Dayanand University. Exercising powers vested in him under Statue 2 Clause 3 of the University Act, the Vice-Chancellor, Maj-Gen. (Retd.) Bhim Singh Suhag, said that Dr Rajan would officiate as Registrar in addition to his other duties on temporary basis till further orders.

Dreaded criminal shot in crossfire
Meerut, July 8
Meerut Police shot dead a dreaded criminal in an encounter on way to Sarurpur, 10 km from the district headquarters on Sunday night. Three of his companions fled taking advantage of the darkness. 


A slick, pedicab avatar for the humble rickshaw
New Delhi, July 8
For 35-year-old Lalu Singh — a migrant from Bihar— pulling a cycle rickshaw these days is not a drudgery. On the other hand, he is very happy riding his rickshaw in the small lanes and residential colonies of East Delhi. The reason for this change is the new-style rickshaw that he has acquired.

Roadways unit wakes up to woes of Gurgaon-bound passengers
Gurgaon, July 8
Amidst growing pressure from the public for increasing the frequency of buses from Gurgaon to Delhi and vice versa, the local unit of the Haryana Roadways has taken up the issue with its counterparts in other units and Delhi Transport Corporation on an urgent basis.

End to power cuts in UP a distant dream
Ghaziabad, July 8
The worsening power crisis in the state has led to dharnas, demonstrations, agitation and even beating up of the staff of the power corporation at many places in the state.

Hardeep Singh Gulati. ‘Sportspersons do not get due respect here’
e has a versatile personality and has the knack to be in the right place at the right moment. The 64-year-old Hardeep Singh Gulati has been a well-known figure in national sports circuit. In his hey day, he played hockey and basketball on national level for many years. He created a name in athletics also. Hardeep Singh Gulati.

Now, it’s Goel’s turn to corner CM
New Delhi, July 8
The baton has changed hands. After Mr Madan Lal Khurana took on the Congress for hurrying through with the privatisation of the now erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) it is Mr Vijay Goel’s turn to box Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit into a corner by going to town with the Government of NCT of Delhi’s failure to improve the erratic supply of electricity.

7.5 lakh cows disappeared from Haryana in 10 years
Rohtak, July 8
Mr Mohan Singh Ahluwalia, Member, Central Animal Welfare Board, has said that nearly 7.5 lakh cows have vanished from Haryana during the last 10 years. Addressing newsmen here this morning, Mr Ahluwalia alleged that the cows were being transported illegally from Rohtak, Hisar, Fatehabad etc to Uttar Pradesh for slaughter.

  • Bandh deferred

Jaishree seeks longer tenure for Mayor
New Delhi, July 8
Mayor of Delhi Jaishree Panwar, in a letter written to Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor, requested him to take the matter of amendment in Section 35 (1) of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act (amended in 1993) with the central government.

Villager shot at by son-in-law over land dispute
Panipat, July 8
Maha Singh, a resident of Hemant Majra under the Matlauda police station, was injured seriously after he was allegedly shot at by his son-in-law over a land dispute last night.
  • Run over by train
  • Bank robbery bid
  • Blood donation camp
  • LLB results out
  • One dies in mishap
  • Bid to rob factory
  • Youth found dead


Driver held for robbing employer of Rs 19 lakh
New Delhi, July 8
The South district police arrested Jaman Ali and seized Rs 19.20 lakh from his possession, which he allegedly robbed from his employer, a property dealer in Greater Kailash. He was arrested on Sunday from Saidullah Jab, near Mehrauli.


Schools or teaching shops? Parents all at sea
Faridabad, July 8
With the results out and new academic session on, the private and public schools in the district seem to be busy in publicity and promotion campaigns. The institutes are going hammer and tongs in claiming excellent results, leaving the parents confused about the genuineness of the tall claims made.

DU teachers plan education bandh against Centre
New Delhi, July 8
Even before the new academic session has got underway, an elaborate campaign is being planned by the teachers of Delhi University to protest against the lack of response of the Centre to their “long-standing demands”.

Lack of courses, high fees worry students
Narnaul, July 8
Due to the lack of far-sightedness and proper planning, the students seeking admission to graduate and postgraduate courses in colleges in and around Narnaul are suffering a lot. There is no co-ordination between the directorate of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) and various colleges.


Jyotiraditya Scindia: Like father, like son
New Delhi, July 8
His boyish visage belies a maturity beyond his age. The swagger in his walk, the firm handshake and the passion with which he propounds issues closer to his heart, make Jyotiraditya Scindia someone special. His clarity of thought and the ideas he projects are truly amazing.
Jyotiraditya Scindia is having a chat with his former cricket coach Gurcharan Singh, former Test players Vivek Razdan and Gursharan Singh and Railway Ranji Trophy captain Abhay Sharma.
Jyotiraditya Scindia is having a chat with his former cricket coach Gurcharan Singh

DDCA honours budding cricketers
New Delhi, July 8
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) distributed prizes worth Rs 4,50,000 to the winners and runners-up of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament, DDCA League tournaments, the Under-16 Tournament and the Under-16 Inter-School Tournament at an impressive Annual Prize Distribution Function held at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital. Lt-Governor of Delhi Vijay Kapoor distributed the prizes. DDCA president Arun Jaitley presided over the function.
ONGC cricket team manager Sunil Khanna and Gautam Vadhera receiving the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament Trophy from Lt-Governor Vijay Kapoor
ONGC cricket team manager Sunil Khanna and Gautam Vadhera receiving the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament Trophy from Lt-Governor Vijay Kapoor at the Annual Prize Distribution function held at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Karthikeyan fails to secure podium finish
New Delhi, July 8
RS Motor Sports driver Narain Karthikeyan made a big impact at the world famous Monza track in Italy over the week-end when he was one of only two drivers to beat the lap record for a Nissan World Series car.

Anmol Sharma helps Hans Raj Academy win
New Delhi, July 8
Anmol Sharma struck a strokeful, unbeaten 70 studded with 13 fours and one six to help Hans Raj Academy beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation by seven wickets in the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Yamuna Sports Complex. The win propelled Hans Raj Academy into the semi-final.


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