Friday, July 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Sweat it out for a year, Delhiites
New Delhi, July 11
There may be no immediate respite from protracted power cuts in the Capital with the private power distribution companies –Tata Power and BSES – in no hurry to unravel the mess. 

Khurana to lead unit in assembly polls
Madan Lal KhuranaNew Delhi, July 11
Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana, who was given charge of Delhi after the party’s rout in the civic elections this year, is to formally take over as the president of the state unit in place of Mr. Mange Ram Garg.

Bomb scare at Canadian embassy
New Delhi, July 11
Confusion prevailed in the high-security diplomatic area in the Capital today morning following a bomb scare near the Canadian High Commission building. Sources said that the Police Control Room (PCR) received a call at about 10.45 am that “a few bombs” had been planted in the Canadian High Commission, located in the diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri in South Delhi.


A park reborn, after two decades
New Delhi, July 11
After a two-decade battle, the residents of Bhola Nath Nagar in Shahdara, East Delhi, have finally managed to get a park in their area freed from the clutches of the local Ram Leela Mandali and they are ecstatic about it. Finally, there will be some greenery in the otherwise drab residential colony.

Residents have finally wrested control of the park from the local Ram Leela Mandali. — Photo by Anil Sharma
Residents have finally wrested control of the park from the local Ram Leela Mandali

A child leads the procession on World Population Day
A child leads the procession on World Population Day in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Panel formed to monitor shifting of dyeing units
Panipat, July 11
Decks seem to have been cleared for the shifting of over 500 dyeing units to Sectors 29 and 30 in the Industrial Area here with the authorities and the unit owners today forming an 11-member committee to monitor the shifting process. These units have been blamed for the large-scale pollution in the city. The decision was taken at a meeting of the representatives of the dyeing units and the Executive Engineer, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, here this evening.

ST Tribunal raps assessing authority
Gurgaon, July 11
In a landmark decision aimed at providing long-term relief to entrepreneurs, the Haryana Sales Tax Tribunal has ordered that the assessing authority cannot penalise a businessman in case he fails to furnish Form C due to circumstances beyond his control.


Jaishree PanwarMayor on inspection spree 
New Delhi, July 11
Following the inspection of Krishna Nagar, Lal Quarters, Central Park, West Azad Nagar, Main Kanti Nagar Extension and West Kanti Nagar, Mayor Jaishree Panwar today issued instructions to the MCD authorities for improvement of civic services in these trans-Yamuna areas.

BJP to seek L-G’s intervention against liquor policy
New Delhi, July 11
A delegation of the BJP’s Delhi unit will meet the Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, tomorrow to intervene in the implementation of the Delhi Government’s new excise policy, which allows sale of liquor by private vendors.

Shopkeepers usurp market space, make a killing
Faridabad, July 11
Encroachments by shopkeepers are rampant in various markets and commercial areas in this industrial town. The usurped land, in turn, is sub-let to vendors, hawkers and the like. As a result, there are virtually no pavements to walk upon.

Ambitious scheme to give Haryana a green canopy
Panipat, July 11
In a bid to green Haryana, the state government has decided to launch the ambitious Chaudhary Devi Lal Community Forestry Scheme, the Financial Commissioner and Secretary, Forest Department, Mr Sanjay Kothari, said while presiding over the meeting of the district official here on Tuesday.

Gallantry award winner’s 20-month wait for a phone connection
Rewari, July 11
Thanks to the red-tapism in the Telecommunication Department here, 73-year-old Honorary Capt Ram Kumar Yadav, who had won a gallantry award for taking part in the historic battle of Rezangla of 1962, has been virtually running from pillar to post to get a telephone connection at his residence in Gothra Tappa Dahina village, 17 km from here, for the past 20 months. 

Population race flagged off at India Gate
New Delhi, July 11
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare A. Raja today urged children and youth of the country to take a leading role in launching a mass movement aimed at stabilising the burgeoning population growth in India.

Motorists advised to avoid Rath  Yatra routes
New Delhi, July 11
The Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements in view of the Rath Yatra of Lord Jaganath on Friday. The yatra will start at 1 pm from New Kotwali in Darya Ganj.

Four die, five hurt as truck overturns in Timarpur
New Delhi, July 11
Four persons were killed and five others injured when a Swaraj Mazda truck overturned in Timarpur area of North district this morning. The truck loaded with mangoes was coming from Saharanpur and was going to Azadpur Mandi. Two of the deceased were identified as Naresh and Ramesh.
The wreckage of the truck that overturned at Gopalpur village, killing four and injuring five persons on Thursday. — Tribune Photo
The wreckage of the truck that overturned at Gopalpur village

Girl killed in Sahibabad, rape suspected
Ghaziabad, July 11
An eleven-year-old girl, identified as Sapna, daughter of a dhobi, was found dead in Shalimar Garden in Sahibabad area on Wednesday. Reportedly, Sapna had gone to deliver some clothes at around 8.30 pm in some houses, including that of a doctor. It is alleged that she did not return thereafter. Later, her dead body was found from a ground in the area.
  • Woman raped
  • Lender killed
  • Chief Secretary
  • Scottish distiller
  • Suicide pact
  • Ghee stolen
  • Roadways Union

Kin of Kargil martyr gets petrol pump 
New Delhi, July 11
Mr Ram Naik, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, today inaugurated an Indian Oil petrol pump at Hari Nagar awarded to Lt. Col. (retired) Surender Verma, father of a Kargil martyr, Capt Amit Verma.

Zee boss takes up cudgels on behalf of common man
Panipat, July 11
Charging the politicians, bureaucrats and other influential segments of the society of ignoring the interest of the common man, Mr Subhash Chandra Goyal, chairman of the Zee TV and Essel Group of companies, urged the Rotarians to make the fight against AIDS, a people’s movement so as to achieve the requisite results.


Neighbour of missing girls commits suicide
Jhajjar, July 11
newly married woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her room with a dupatta in Talao village of the district today. The deceased was a neighbour of the two sisters who disappeared on July 6 from their village.

Auto thief gang busted, four nabbed
New Delhi, July 11
With the arrest of four persons, the South-West district police today claimed to have busted a gang of auto-thieves operating in various parts of Delhi. Five stolen vehicles have been recovered from them.

Sale of minor girl thwarted
Gurgaon, July 11
Poverty drove a couple to sell off their minor daughter to a middle-aged person. The latter would have married the girl today had the police not intervened. The parents had twice earlier tried to sell off their daughter during the last couple of years but the deals got cancelled for some reason.


UP traders call for end to trade tax raids
Ghaziabad, July 11
The bandh call given by the Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Mandal is claimed to have evoked 90 per cent response in the state. The bandh was called to protest against the government’s policies which allegedly exploited traders and businessmen.

And now, smart card for rural customers
Panipat, July 11
Even as credit cards flood the Indian market, the Bank of Rajasthan Limited plans to come out with a unique “smart card” for the convenience of the small customers in the rural and semi-urban areas.

Jaywant to head API division at Alembic
New Delhi, July 11
Mr Nitin Jaywant has been appointed President, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) division, Alembic Limited. Mr Jaywant has a rich experience of 32 years in the pharma industry and prior to this was President of the API business at Lupin Labs.


UP Power Corporation told to condone bills issued for five years 
Noida, July 11
The District Consumer Court has ordered the UP Power Corporation to take back bills issued to a farmer. The farmer had pleaded that his tubewell had not been in working order. Hence the bills for five years, issued by the corporation, must be cancelled.


Exploring a new horizon of art beyond canvas and colour
A group exhibition of drawings, paintings, water-colours and installations called ‘Vividha’ is on display at the Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan, in gallery No. 3. The participants are some relatively young artists such as Mukesh Sharma, Biswaroop Sur, Deepak Kumar, Binod, Diwakar and Tapan Kumar. The predominant view of Vividha is to define and exhibit a new perspective of art. It is a group of some talented and young artists who dare to paint beyond the canvas and colour.
  • Of man’s moods & nature
  • Probe into unknown

A wistful link between the past and the present
he light breaks. The broken edges melt into darkness. But is this darkness a void only? A synonym of death? Isn’t the broken light source of life also? Very often life emerges out of darkness. This is the dilemma Ashsit Paul, Kolkata-based artist, has always combated with.


Indian cricket legends Bishan Singh Bedi, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Kapil Dev unveiling the Timex diamond studded watch to be given to the Indian Cricketer of the Century
Indian cricket legends Bishan Singh Bedi, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Kapil Dev unveiling the Timex diamond studded watch to be given to the Indian Cricketer of the Century to be announced on July 23. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.

Virat Kohli hits ton in West Delhi’s victory
New Delhi, July 11
Virat Kohli smashed a stroke-filled century (102, 2x6, 9x4) and put on 95 runs for the fourth wicket with Anshit Batra (55, 8x4) to help West Delhi Cricket Academy beat Hari Nagar Sports Complex Coaching Centre by one wicket in a closely contested match in the first Hari Nagar Sports Complex Cricket Tournament in the Capital. The winners earned four points.

AAI constructs cricket stadium at Mahipalpur
New Delhi, July 11
The Sports Promotion Board of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has constructed a cricket stadium at their sports complex at Mahipalpur, New Delhi. The stadium, with a compact pavilion, was inaugurated by Mr K Ramalingam, Member (Planning), of the AAI.

National Stadium enter cricket final
New Delhi, July 11
Ansul Gupta slammed a precious unbeaten 52 and Surender Dahiya scored an unbeaten 48 as National Stadium Coaching Centre beat hosts Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Coaching Centre by eight wickets and entered the final of the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi (Under-13) Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti school ground in the Capital.

Salwan beat Modern School in  U-15 tourney
New Delhi, July 11
Defending champions Salwan Boys defeated Modern School, Barakhamba Road, by 74 runs in a league match of the second Raman Lamba Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Salwan School ground in the Capital.

Yonex launches new  range of court shoes
New Delhi, July 11
Yonex, a leading international sports brand, has marked its presence in diverse sports equipment, shoes, apparels and accessories. A special range of court shoes have been a success in the international market and is now in India to prove itself in the domestic region.


Mobile crime investigation teams launched
New Delhi, July 11
Concerned over the increasing crimes and to detect them efficiently, the Delhi Police today launched nine mobile crime investigation teams, armed with the latest gadgetry, specially designed to collect scientific clues round the clock in the city.

Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor along with Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta flagging off the mobile crime investigation teams in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor along with Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta flagging off the mobile crime investigation teams in the Capital

411 houses recovered from encroachers by GDA
Ghaziabad, July 11
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), have got 411 houses and buildings vacated from its illegal occupants. On Tuesday alone, some 129 houses were vacated. The campaign launched by the Parivartan Dal of GDA has produced good results, said Mr U.N. Thakur, the GDA secretary.

Rs 8 crore spent on new roads
Faridabad, July 11
An amount of Rs 8.01 crore has been spent so far on the construction of new roads in the district under the `Sarkar Apke Dwar’ programme for the period between August 1999 and March 2002.


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