Sunday, July 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Issues galore to go for the jugular
Espionage, fake SC certificate, power: Khurana
New Delhi, July 20
The Delhi BJP president, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, today indicated that the Capital was in for a hot political campaigning in the run-up to the Assembly elections as there was no dearth of issues to take on the Congress Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Rain-starved people paint the town red
New Delhi
At last! After what seemed to be an eternity, rains finally lashed the Capital this evening. For many, it was a welcome relief from the searing heat made worse by interminably long power cuts.

 Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Summer of discontent in DLF City
Gurgaon, July 20
Residents of DLF City, mainly from Phase I and II, today grilled the DLF management for erratic power supply and poor supply of water. The salient feature of the assembly was that women turned out in large numbers.


Models sashay down the ramp during the 29th India International Garment Fair at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Friday night. — Tribune Photo

Haryana to check growth of illegal colonies
Faridabad, July 20
The state government, with a view to regularising unauthorised residential colonies and preventing the development of such areas in future, has brought certain changes in the provisions of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act,1975, and the Haryana Municipal Act.

Less was more this time!
New Delhi, July 20
If the monsoon session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly should stand out for anything at all, it should be for the judicious use of the floor time for conducting business despite fewer sittings. Not only did the House take up for discussion issues such as the excise policy and privatisation of the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) but also it witnessed a keen debate on a range of topics of concern to the legislators in general and people in particular.

DTC bus heist: Six youths loot cash, jewellery
Meerut, July 20
Armed robbers snatched cash and jewellery from passengers of a Delhi Transport Corporation bus. The incident occurred at about 11.15 on Friday night on board a Delhi-bound DTC bus from Hardwar. Bus driver Ishwer Singh and conductor Dharamvir Singh told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that their bus (DL-1P-2895) started at 6.30 pm from Hardwar for Delhi with 38 passengers on board. Some passengers got down on the way.


Sangma refuses to join Sonia-led Congress
Panipat, July 20
The former Lok Sabha Speaker and senior NCP leader, Mr P.A.Sangma, has categorically ruled out the possibility of his returning to the Congress Party till Sonia Gandhi remains the president of the Congress Party. Mr Sangma was talking to mediapersons here late last night after a Rotary International function.

Uttarkashi, aka District of Temples, is a pilgrims’ delight

TTARKASHI is also known as the District of Temples and sought after more by pilgrims than tourists. Still, those who have that streak of adventure in them, Uttarkashi affords some of the best and challenging routes.

Get set to be on cloud nine. 

Get set to be on cloud nine.

Illegal parking lots, vehicle thefts common in IP Extn
New Delhi, July 20
Over 150 vehicles had been stolen from parking lots of Indraprastha Extension during the last few months but no action had so far been taken against the attendants of these parking lots.

Campaign to check Narnaul social ills
Narnaul, July 20
The district police have launched “Operation Social Security” at Narnaul, with a colourful rally from the ITI grounds. The campaign was flagged off by Mr Satish Kumar Mittal, Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Hundreds of school children, police officials and members of Haryana Yuva Rang Manch participated in the rally.

Declare Haryana drought-hit: LJP
Panipat, July 20
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has urged the Haryana Government to declare the state as drought affected immediately and defer the recovery of loans, electricity bills and other dues for two years.

Delhiites told not to pay bills unless water, power are supplied
New Delhi, July 20
The non-cooperation movement. Sounds familiar. But is it relevant in the 21st century in the Capital? Some concerned citizens, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s mode of protest half a century after the Father of the Nation was assassinated, have appealed to Delhiites to adopt the method unless they are provided with adequate water and electricity by the state.

Cable operators threaten to close shop on July 24
New Delhi, July 20
Cable operators today threatened a total shutdown of cable television services on July 24 and a one-hour suspension of services every day till July 23 to protest against the “withdrawal” of the Cable Amendment Bill, 2002, from the agenda of the Rajya Sabha.

Earth is one country, mankind its citizens
Kings of this earth! We see you increasing every year your expenditures and laying the burden thereof on your subjects This, verily, is wholly and grossly unjust Fear the sighs and tears of this Wronged One and lay not excessive burdens on your peoples Do not rob them to rear palaces for yourselves; nay rather choose for them that which ye choose for yourselves…Your people are your treasures. 

Separate ministry for book development sought
New Delhi, July 20
The Federation of Indian Publishers (FPI) today demanded a separate ministry for the development of books and propagation of book culture if the country was to develop culturally, economically and spiritually.

10-year jail term for murdering boy
Faridabad, July 20
The district court has sentenced a person to 10 years in jail in connection with abduction and murder of a minor boy. The incident happened three years ago. According to the prosecution, the accused, identified as Dharamvir who had been a tenant at the house of one Prem Shankar at Trikha colony, Ballabgarh, had allegedly abducted and murdered seven-year-old son of the landlord after there was a quarrel over non-payment of rent by the accused.
  • Orders withdrawn

  • Two killed

  • Watchman found dead

  • Industrialists’ chance

  • One killed, two hurt


Gang of robbers smashed, five held
New Delhi, July 20
The Central district police have apprehended a gang of robbers, who used to steal courier bags, and recovered a scooter and 25 bank drafts of various banks to the tune of Rs 3 lakh from them. The accused have been identified as Sanjay, Rashid, Mukesh, Zahir and Fahimu-ud-din.

  • Two cheats held

  • Robbers nabbed

  • MTNL staffer shot

  • Guest shot dead

  • Brothers stab man

Three held for posing as CBI officers, duping businessmen
Noida, July 20
The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Noida police arrested three persons who were masquerading as “CBI Inspectors” and fleecing businessmen. The police have also seized a Maruti car, a three-wheeler and Rs 36,000 in cash from the so-called “CBI Inspectors”. Besides, a father-son duo of cheats has been arrested along with fake currency notes by the rural police here.

ADO of co-op societies nabbed with bribe money
Meerut, July 20
An Assistant Development Officer of the Co-operative Societies was caught red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from an accountant of his office here today. Four currency notes in the denomination of Rs 500 were also seized from him.


Educationist to get ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’
Rewari, July 20
The India International Friendship Society has decided to honour Mr G.L. Paul, director of Shri Gauri Dutt Aggarwal Convent Model School, Rewari, for his remarkable work in the domain of education.


The game of life is worth the candle
New Delhi, July 20
Gurdas Mann is remembered for his peppy and pulsating Punjabi numbers. His songs set him in a different groove from his contemporaries who sang in the same language. But the singer could not let his acting talent lie dormant for long. He burst on the silver screen with the National Award winning film, ‘Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh’, where he teamed up with actress Divya Dutta and delivered a power-packed performance.

Zindagi khoobsoorat hai: Rajat Kapoor (left) and Gurdas Mann strike a pose at a press conference in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

Zindagi khoobsoorat hai

Swami Haridas music festival from Sept 13
New Delhi, July 20
The two-day Swami Haridas Music and Dance Festival would be organised in a big way at Vrindavan on September 13 in the memory of Swami Haridas, the founder of the Sakhi sect. The festival would be of the international level and a number of noted artistes, along with young talented artistes, would perform on the occasion.


New research full of promise for palsy-hit kids
recent research on spastic cerebral palsy has established BOTOX therapy as one of the most effective ways of fighting the crippling disease, especially in children. What more, the therapy is not accompanied by any side effects.
  • Treatise & CDs

  • IMA writes to Sinha

  • Escorts heat institute

  • For sweet lovers

  • For eye malformation

  • Oral care for kids

A home for psychiatric patients after hospital
New Delhi, July 20
For those patients who are left behind for treatment in mental asylums, going home is not always an eventuality. There are many who are left behind by the families for good.


Chand Roop eyes Dronacharya Award
New Delhi, July 20
Badminton legend Prakash Padukone’s appointment as the chairman of the Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards Selection Committee has kindled hopes in many a talented sportsperson and coach, who have toiled hard to bring laurels to the country, of justice being done, for once, in the selection of the awardees.

Captain Chand Roop with his Arjuna Award-winning disciples Ombeer Singh (right) and Ashok Kumar.

Captain Chand Roop with his Arjuna Award-winning disciples Ombeer Singh and Ashok Kumar.

National Stadium to lose b’ball courts
New Delhi, July 20
With the Delhi Bar Council all set to reclaim 2.4 acres of land presently in the occupation of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at the National Stadium, five well-maintained basketball courts will soon vanish from the sports map of the stadium.


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