Tuesday, July 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Delhi gets taste of another bandh

New Delhi, July 22
The day-long bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party to highlight the shortage of power and water evoked a mixed response with the markets and industrial unit downing their shutters in some parts of the Capital.
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BJP on the move
BJP on the move: Party activists enforcing the bandh in Connaught Place on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tohra men bundled into farm house
New Delhi, July 22
With less than 24 hours to go for the formation of the next Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the Akali factions were today desperately trying to keep their flock together with former Akal Takht Jathedar, Bhai Ranjit Singh, holding the key to the election of the DSGMC executive committee president.



A change of heart on power pilferage
New Delhi, July 22
For a chief minister who didn’t hesitate taking potshots at the Lieutenant Governor for directing the chief secretary to register a criminal case against Congress legislator Jaspal Singh after the Lokayukta held him guilty of stealing electricity, Sheila Dikshit seems to have had a change of heart.

Parliament shootout victims yet to get their financial dues

New Delhi, July 22
Six months after five Delhi Police personnel sustained serious injuries in the storming of Parliament, they are yet to receive the promised financial assistance. Some of them had to even fend for themselves in the hospital, where they were recuperating after the shootout.

A relative of a policewoman killed in the shootout. File photo

A relative of a policewoman killed in the shootout.

MDU to get rid of its ad hoc tag
Rohtak, July 22
The Maharshi Dayanand University, where the key posts were being filled on ad hoc basis, will soon have a regular core staff. The Vice-Chancellor, Maj-Gen. (retd) Bhim Singh Suhag, told the ‘NCR Tribune’ here today that a high-level meeting with the PS to the Chief Minister in the chair would be held at Chandigarh on July 30 to decide filling the posts of Director, Distance Education (DDE) and Dean, Colleges Development Council (DCDC) on regular basis. A decision would also be taken to fill the posts of teachers.

Children during a fashion show
Children during a fashion show titled ‘The art of benevolence’ in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Ambience owner attacked on premises
Gurgaon, July 22
In a violent fracas over filthy lucre, some contractors, accompanied by their associates, today assaulted Mr Raj Singh Gehlot, the proprietor of Ambience Project here. The Ambience Lagoon Apartments is a huge complex having swish flats with all mod cons.

Drought-hit farmers breach canal
Panipat, July 22
The farmers of Namunda village, about 25 km from here, breached the Delhi-Rewari canal passing the village late on Sunday night. They apparently resorted to the extreme step to irrigate the paddy crop which had all but run to seed on account of delayed monsoon.

Steps being taken to save Yamuna
New Delhi, July 22
The Yamuna is highly polluted because of the inflow of untreated domestic and industrial wastes. Studies have indicated that out of the entire river length of 1,376 km, a 526-km stretch between Delhi and Etawah is highly polluted.


MPs support HYKSS demand on water to South Haryana
Rewari, July 22
The support extended by the National Federal Democratic Front (NFDF), comprising five prominent independent Members of Parliament, Mr Pappu Yadav (Bihar), Mohammad Anwar-ul-Haq (Bihar), Mr Sukh Dev Paswan (Bihar), Mr P.C.Thomas (Kerala) and Mr Mohan Delkar (Dadar and Nagar Haweli), has given a big boost to the on-going struggle of the Haryana Yuva Kisan Sangharsh Samiti (HYKSS) for an equitable distribution of canal water.

Youth Congress activists protesting against the policies of the NDA government
Youth Congress activists protesting against the policies of the NDA government that have hit the farmers hard. — Tribune Photo

DVB privatisation
Govt kept MCD in dark: Subhash Arya
New Delhi, July 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was not taken into confidence when power distribution in the Capital was handed over to private companies, the Leader of Opposition in the corporation, Mr Subhash Arya, claimed today.

Khurana denies getting legal notice from CM
New Delhi, July 22
The Delhi BJP president, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, today denied having received a defamation notice from Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. He remained unfazed by the threat and reiterated his charge that she had “given shelter” and “provided subsistence” to K. K. Malhotra, convicted in Coomar Narain spy case.

Metro mishap: Contractor charged with negligence
New Delhi, July 22
A contractor employed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been charged with criminal negligence for the death of a worker on Sunday at the construction site in Sarai Rohilla.

Rotarian honoured as ‘No 1 Governor in the World’ 
New Delhi, July 22
Rotarian Ravi Vadlamani has become the first Indian to fetch the title “No 1 Governor in the world”. Mr Vadlamani was declared ‘World No 1’ by the ‘Global Quest’, launched by the Rotary International.

Preparations on for National Abilympics in Delhi
New Delhi, July 22
While the preparations are on for the upcoming event of National Abilympics this November in Delhi, the training for potential participants in the National Abilympics has started in the four regional centres in the country. The Abilympics is an internationally recognized competition skill of the mentally challenged.

Martyr cremated with full honours
Rewari, July 22
The body of Lance Naik Jaswant Singh of the 22 Grenadiers was cremated with full state honours at his native Basdoodha village, about 20 km from here, on Sunday. He died in an encounter with militants at Bankote, Bandipora, about 55 km from Jammu, in the north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Thursday. His body was brought to Basdoodha late in the evening on Saturday.

‘Pragyan helps students face the upheavals of life’

HAVING completed his post-graduation in English Literature, S. P. Bakshi was asked to take on the assignment as teacher in the Capital’s prestigious Modern School. The fact that he did not do a teachers’ training credit, was not a deterrent instead his ability and aptitude to teach were enough for the authorities to entrust him with the responsibility of not just teaching but within days of joining duty was promoted to take charge of extra-curricular activities like debates and declamations.

Pragyan School Consultant S. P. Bakshi
Pragyan School Consultant S. P. Bakshi

Faridabad houses stink of illegal commercial biz
Faridabad, July 22
There is hardly a city in the country where encroachments on residential sectors have not taken place. And one is not smelt, as they say, when all stink. It is really difficult to solve the problem when the officials themselves are hand in glove with the violators.

Factory worker stabbed to death
Panipat, July 22
In a shocking incident, a worker of a carpet factory was stabbed to death by a fellow worker here this morning. According to sources, Bhola, a resident of Sikanderpur village in Patna district of Bihar, had an argument with Manoj this morning on the factory premises of Mayur Palliwal.

  • BSF man robbed

  • Ban orders

Ballabgarh shops down shutters
Faridabad, July 22
Traders and shopkeepers of the main market at Ballabgarh town kept the shutters down for the second day today in protest against the murder and looting of a businessman on Saturday night. They have threatened to extend their stir if the authorities failed to nab the culprits and improve the law and order situation.

  • Victim succumbs

  • Criminal held

  • Suspects remanded


Dacoity at factory averted, five held
New Delhi, July 22
The North-West police have apprehended five persons in Keshav Puram while they were planning to commit dacoity in an export factory of Kapil Dev Gupta on Lawrence road. Two country-made weapons, live cartridges, a bag of red chilli powder, tapes and one Maruti Car were seized from them.

  • Gangster nabbed

Guard hit with axe, killed
Ghaziabad, July 22
A security guard posted at a dairy in Duhari village of Muradnagar was murdered in broad daylight on Sunday. He was hit on the head with an axe. One person has been taken into custody by the police in this connection.

  • Killed in mishap
Thieves lynched by Ghaziabad residents
Ghaziabad, July 22
The police in Ghaziabad seem to have a problem on their hand with the death of two of the criminals who had gone to Uttaranchal colony to loot but were beaten up black and blue by the residents.

Call for strict law to tackle menace of spurious drugs
Jhajjar, July 22
Seeking cooperation from the drug manufacturing industry and its trading agencies in curbing the menace of spurious drugs, the Drug Controller of India, Mr Ashwani Kumar, stressed that in view of the gravity of the problem, it needs to be tackled with a heavy hand.


Gyan Bharti earn full points in football
New Delhi, July 22
Gyan Bharti School defeated hosts Mount St. Mary’s School by a solitary goal to earn full points in a Pool B match of the Bro Mahony Inter-School Football Tournament, organised by Mount St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt, at its ground.

19 in fray for DDCA Sports Committee elections
New Delhi, July 22
Nineteen representatives of clubs remain in the fray after the withdrawal of five candidates for the election of ten members to the Sports Committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) to run the sports activities of the association.

Boxing Association formed at Narnaul
Narnaul, July 22
With the brainchild of Dr C. S. Rao, Superintendent of Police, Narnaul, a District Boxing Association was formed. And good numbers of players, especially from rural areas, are having regular practice. A coach has been hired to trained them.

India lift six medals at Pattaya
New Delhi, July 22
India bagged two silver and four bronze medals in the fourth Asian Youth (boys and girls) Under-16 Weightlifting Championship held at Pattaya, Thailand from July 17 to 21. N Thoniu Devi won two bronze medals in the 48kg category while Renu Bala lifted a bronze and two silver medals in the 52kg event. 

Ashwat shines for Young Friends
New Delhi, July 22
A dashing knock of 65 runs by Ashwat Kumar and fiery bowling of 3 for 5 by medium-pacer Luv Shorey helped Young Friends beat North Delhi Cricket Academy by 125 runs in the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground.

  • Arya Vrat tourney

Soumik, Love star in DAV School’s victory

New Delhi, July 22
A fine knock of 86 by Delhi under-14 player Soumik Chatterji and a rapidfire knock of 63 by Love Sehrawat, aided by the brilliant bowling spells of Pawan Chauhan (4 for 48) and Abhishek Sakuja (3 for 23) helped DAV School, Shalimar Bagh, beat St. Marks School, Meera Bagh by 76 runs in a league match of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar Picknick Hut ground.

  • Delhi Club beat Madhu Vihar

  • Salwan Boys School enter final

Telegraph golf from July 23
New Delhi, July 22
The cream of Indian golf will participate in the second edition of the Telegraph Merchants Cup Golf Tournament, to be held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club from July 23 to 26.


Centre sanctions more money for police modernisation in Haryana
Gurgaon, July 22
The central government has enhanced the money for the modernisation of the Haryana Police from Rs 2.38 crore to Rs 22.10 crore. This was revealed by the Haryana Director General of Police, Mr M S Malik, after inaugurating a Women Police Cell at Sector 15, Part 11, Gurgaon, today.Top

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