Monday, July 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Blame it on gods, we’re powerless
No one ready to accept blame for marathon power cuts
New Delhi, July 21
“We are not to blame (for the interminably long power cuts),” is the terse one-liner from officials employed by the government-controlled Generation and Transmission companies.

‘Bandh will only add to our woes’
New Delhi, July 21
Will the bandh call given by Madan Lal Khurana for Monday do anything to solve the current electricity and water crisis is anybody’s guess. For the people, already tormented by various standoffs ranging from the lack of amenities to the bad weather, the call for tomorrow’s bandh is far from good news.

Sheila serves defamation notice on Khurana
New Delhi, July 21
Madan Lal Khurana and Sheila Dikshit The Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, has served a defamation notice on former Delhi CM and president of the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party, Madan Lal Khurana, for making disparaging about her following the conviction of K. K. Malhotra in the Coomar Narain espionage case.




Groups clash in gurdwara over langar
New Delhi, July 21
At least half a dozen persons were injured and windscreens of several cars shattered in clashes between two groups in Gurdwara Bala Sahib in the Sriniwaspuri area of South Delhi today following a dispute over serving of ‘langar’.

Wildlife racket: Peacock found tied in bag
Meerut, July 21
Three persons were arrested today by the forest officials for trading in protected wildlife species. The officials recovered a peacock kept tied in a jute bag while a rare breed of tortoise was also seized from a pond, specially designed in a house. The officials caught the trio after raiding a place in Shastri Nagar locality here while the leader of the gang escaped.

A scene from the tele-serial ‘School, School’.Zeroing in on schoolgirls
New Delhi, July 21
An East Delhi-based television software production company, Purohit Films, has wrapped up a tele-serial, ‘School, School’ on schoolchildren. The programme slotted for release in August will be aired on Doordarshan. The 52-episode tele-serial shot by director Raj Purohit is based on the different emotions and activities of girls. It goes on to capture their attitude towards parents, teachers and the glamorous world around them.

A scene from the tele-serial ‘School, School’.

Rewari police take lid off highway dacoity
Rewari, July 21
The Rewari police have achieved a major breakthrough in solving the sensational dacoity which occurred on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Rudh railway crossing, about 20 km from here in the wee hours of Thursday.



45 ‘chaupals’ to be renovated in villages
New Delhi, July 21
As much as Rs 3 crore has been sanctioned by the Urban Development Department of Delhi to renovate/construct ‘chaupals’ in urbanised villages of the Capital.

‘Guru Arjan Serving The Lepers At Taran Taran’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting based on Punjab & Sind Bank collections

VHP flays J&K autonomy demand
Rohtak, July 21
The national secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Dr Surender Jain, has described Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s demand for more autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir as a step towards conversion of it into an Islamic state.

16 cases settled by Lok Adalat at Palika Bazar
New Delhi, July 21
Cases related to issues like house tax, health, electricity and enforcement, which had been pending for over five-10 years were disposed of by a Lok Adalat here on Saturday.

Sangma against foreigner as PM
Rohtak, July 21
Mr P. A. Sangma, vice-president of the Nationalist Congress Party and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, has said that it was shameful on the part of a country having a population of nearly one hundred crore to gaze on a person of foreign origin for prime ministership.



Models displaying the Spring/Summer Collection
Models displaying the Spring/Summer Collection at the 29th India International Garment Fair at Pragati Maidan in the Capital. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Ballabgarh trader stabbed to death
Faridabad, July 21
Three unidentified gangsters stabbed to death a wholesale trader in the main market at Ballabgarh town on Saturday night and decamped with Rs 2.5 lakh in the shop.

Four thieves nabbed, 11 cases solved
New Delhi, July 21
With the arrest of four persons, the North-West district police today claimed to have worked out 11 cases of theft of money kept in tool cabins of scooters. 

Two held with 150 kg beef
Faridabad, July 21
The police have seized about 150 kg of cow meat from a place in Hathin sub-division of the district. 


Smart office keyboard that minimises use of mouse and makes work easier
upiter Infosys, one of the largest distributors of International IT brands, has launched Frontech Gold Smart Office Keyboard. Smart office keyboard is a new concept that minimises the use of mouse and extracts maximum result at the minimum possible effort as well as time. 












Mrs Aruna Ummat, Principal, DPS Dwarka with Mr Arun Jaitley, former Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and Mr Salman Khurshid
Mrs Aruna Ummat, Principal, DPS Dwarka (extreme left) with Mr Arun Jaitley, former Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs and Mr Salman Khurshid.

Manav Sthali founder Dr V. K. Bhatnagar
Manav Sthali founder Dr V. K. Bhatnagar lights a lamp at the inauguration of the tournament. 

Record number of entries for Manav Sthali tourney
anav Sthali Organisation is organising the 30th Smt. Chandravati Bhatnagar memorial Manav Sthali Open Table Tennis Tournament at the NDMC Talkatora Stadium from the 19th till the 24th of this month. The highlight of the tournament is the record number of entries received. There are about 1200 entries received for the tennis tournament, which is a record in its own right. This year also marks another first. A new category, ‘Blossoms’, for children below four years of age, has been introduced.

  • Annual exhibition
    An annual exhibition was held in the Bal Bhavan Public Schools. The two-day exhibition had on display models created and designed by students during their summer vacations.

  • Building inaugurated
    The inauguration of the school building of DPS Dwarka took place on the 12th of this month. A presentation of tableaus depicting the diversity and richness of the Indian culture was the highlight of the programme. 

  • Session for the parents
    The Principal of the Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, Mrs Rastogi addressing the parentsThe special centre of Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls organised an interactive session for the parents of the special students earlier this month.

    The Principal of the Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, Mrs Rastogi addressing the parents.

Self-justification: An act of whitewashing our flaws!
ften, we go through our life wearing dark glasses, which magnify the errors of others but blind us to our own and provide a cover-up for our shortcomings. These glasses carry the brand name ‘self-justification’. 

Gabriel is here to make tongue-tied kids articulate
New Delhi, July 21
With the thrust on language and communication, the focus has shifted from plain textbook reading to overall development and honing of skills. Children are now being put through a series of workshops and study courses whereby their talents and creativity are given a chance to manifest itself.

No respite for freshers, they keep getting the ‘jhatkas’
New Delhi, July 21
Students out to enjoy their first whiff of freedom from school will have to do without respite for some time. Ragging, albeit not the hardcore type, continues despite the penalty being expulsion, suspension or fine with a public apology.

DAV felicitates Sahib Singh Verma
New Delhi, July 21
The Union Labour Minister, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, was felicitated by the DAV College Managing Committee here on Saturday for his association and contribution towards this movement. He was also given a citation.



Followers donate blood at Nirankari Mission camp
New Delhi, July 21
Mrs Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, inaugurated a blood donation camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mission in Trilokpuri here today. The blood collecting team came from the Indian Red Cross Society. As many as 177 followers of the Mission donated blood.

Rotary banner on polio gets into Guinness records
New Delhi, July 21
Rotary International’s Polio Plus Programme has secured itself a place in the Guinness World Records for displaying the longest ever banner to banish polio. Rotary International Polio Plus India displayed a cloth banner measuring 50.4 km in length and one metre in width.



Chi ChengChi Cheng, Mikio Oda voted Asia’s greatest athletes                                                                          
New Delhi, July 21
Chi Cheng of Taiwan, who obliterated 44 Asian and 10 world records, has been voted the “greatest woman athlete of Asia” by the Asian Track and Field News, the official publication of the Asian Athletic Association.

Chi Cheng: An athlete extraordinaire

Kids learn the grammar of cricket
Rohtak, July 21
Nearly one hundred and fifty schoolboys belonging to different educational institutions of the city learnt basics of cricket in the two-day coaching camp concluded at Indo British School premises here today. The camp was organised by the Hissar Road Branch of State Bank of India.

DSA Institutional League from August 6
New Delhi, July 21
The Delhi Soccer Association Annual Institutional Football League Championship will be held from August 6 at the Ambedkar Stadium. DSA secretary N. K. Bhatia said plans are afoot to hold this year’s championship in two divisions. 


Ban on heavy vehicles can reduce pollution by 55%
New Delhi, July 21
Banning vehicles that do not adhere to Euro II norms is a proposition promising enough. Research shows that prohibiting these vehicles from plying can lead to a 55 per cent cut in the pollution level. The Supreme Court had last year directed the Delhi Government to ban vehicles that flout Euro II norms from entering the Capital. Recently, it had asked the police authorities as well as the Delhi Government to show cause why the ruling given in December is yet to be enforced.

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