Friday, August 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Shivani murder case: Major breakthrough
Shivani Bhatnagar New Delhi, August 1
More than three years after the incident, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough with the arrest of Shri Bhagwan, a Gurgon-based farmer and son of a former Haryana Police Inspector, in connection with the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. 

Ban orders around temple after mahant gets into caste feud
Meerut, August 1
Ban orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were clamped around Panchmukhi Temple complex in the Jatav Gate locality in the walled city under Delhi Gate police station here after the mahant of the temple assaulted some residents with a spade and a knife when they tried to enter the complex, leading to mob violence today morning.



India Gate continues to be a favourite haunt of youngsters
India Gate continues to be a favourite haunt of youngsters. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Akalis spoiling for fight as suspended teachers simmer in anger
New Delhi, August 1
The suspension of about 900 Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee employees, including school and college teachers, is turning into a major controversy with the two main Akali factions at loggerheads.

Should private players nurse egos or their sick transformers?
New Delhi, August 1
"For your good I am telling you shed load if you have to but not so much as to compel people to say things under the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board were good !"

An exasperated Mateen Ahmad, MLA, tells private power distributors
"Officials who used to (pre-privatisation) do my bidding now ask me who I am ! They just don’t listen to me anymore."

Hotel owner denies drinks to youth, only to be shot at
Gurgaon, August 1
The owner of the well-known Groovie Hotel, Mr Ravijit Singh Grover, allegedly had a miraculous escape last night when some youths fired at him from point-blank range.

HC wants exam hall entry time to be eased
New Delhi, August 1
The Delhi High Court today directed the Central Board of Secondary Education to consider increasing the relaxation time for those coming in late for examinations. 



DDA action evokes mixed response from shopkeepers
New Delhi, August 1
The demolition drive in Kingsway Camp market was started by the DDA to solve the problem of traffic snarls in the area. Though the drive was started last year it has not been completed as yet. The DDA has allotted 60x10 ft wide space to the shopkeepers of Kingsway Camp market. 

A lady officer donates blood at a camp
A lady officer donates blood at a camp organised by the CRPF at R.K. Puram, New Delhi, on Thursday. At least 250 jawans, including 30 women, donated blood.

Delhi has 2nd highest per capita income
New Delhi, August 1
The national Capital, at Rs 35,705, has the highest per capita income after Chandigarh, informed the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Ms Vasundhara Raje, in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Entrepreneurs felicitated at seminar
New Delhi, August 1
The Indian Economic Development and Research Association and International Integration and Growth Society, jointly organised the 25th national seminar at the India Habitat Centre.

Chemical factory  gutted
New Delhi, August 1
A chemical factory in Wazirpur Industrial Area was gutted when a fire broke out early this morning. However, no casualty was reported in the incident. The factory was closed when the fire broke out. 

Dee Dee dancing with Modern School children
Dee Dee dancing with Modern School children during a function organised by Cartoon Network in the Capital on Thursday. 
—Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

DC orders suspension of Sarpanch
Rohtak, August 1
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has ordered suspension of the Sarpanch of Bhaini Chandrapal village with immediate effect.

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  • Scooterist killed

Bhajan supporters elated over his appointment
Faridabad, August 1
The installation of Mr Bhajan Lal, former Haryana Chief Minister, as President of the Haryana unit of the Congress, seems to have sent his supporters in the party in a tizzy. 

Youth crushed by truck
Faridabad, August 1
A youth working in a city court was run over by a speeding dumper truck near ‘Mini’ secretariat here this morning.

Bull gets Ceremonial burial

The funeral procession of a much-revered bull, which died a natural death, was taken out with great fanfare in Kalaka village near here. 



Hired killers arrested  at Dhaula Kuan
New Delhi, August 1
The South-West district police arrested two hired killers at Dhaula Kuan and recovered loaded country-made pistols from them. The accused identified as Rajeev Dagar alias Monu, resident of Najafgarh and Dharam Pal, resident of Sonepat along with another associate, Satish, had shot dead a youth, Ashok Kumar (19), outside his house in Najafgarh on July 26.

Criminals held after encounter
New Delhi, August 1
Two members of the Krishan Billu gang, who were involved in various cases of extortion in South-West district, were arrested this evening after an encounter in Sector 19, Dwarka. 


Tennis legend Boris Becker with a mementoSkin-friendly fabric launched by Becker
New Delhi, August 1
Siyaram’s Silk Mills has announced the launch of its ‘Body Care’ fabric in the presence of tennis legend Boris Becker at a press conference in the Capital. Speaking on the occasion, Mr R. K. Poddar, vice-chairman and managing director of Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd, said, “Body Care has been created for the health and fashion conscious.

Tennis legend Boris Becker with a memento during the launch of Siyaram’s Body Care fabrics. — Tribune Photo



American India Foundation to fund schools in India
New Delhi, August 1
As part of its Digital Equaliser Programme in India, the American India Foundation will fund at least 100 new schools in the country to cater to under-resourced children.


Court seeks reply on special VIP vehicle nos
New Delhi, August 1
The allotment of special registration numbers to VIPs and others has been challenged in the Delhi High Court on the ground that they are being allotted on “extraneous consideration” and “without proper guidelines.” 

CJ releases newsletter on legal services
New Delhi, August 1
The first newsletter of the Delhi Legal Services Authority, ‘Nayaya Kiran’, was released in the Capital’s high court today. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice of India, Mr Justice B. N. Kirpal, focused on the legal services for the underprivileged. 




Sudip Chtterjee’s ‘Victim’
Sudip Chtterjee’s ‘Victim’.

An artwork by Swapan Kumar Palley
An artwork by Swapan Kumar Palley.

Asim Pal’s workmanship
Asim Pal’s workmanship.

'Structure' by Somenath Maity
'Structure' by Somenath Maity.

Giving woman’s expressions voice on canvas
rt lovers had a unique treat last week. A group show, titled ‘A Group Of Painters’, at the Lalit Kala Academy showcased paintings ranging from the depiction of tribal women to capturing their various moods and feelings. The show included works of Anup Giri, Asim Pal and Swapan Kumar Palley. Anup Giri has focused his attention on the tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The daily life of the women in these areas has been captured magnificently by the artist. Also, the lives and daily routines of the women from Rajasthan and the Bastar region have been given equal importance.

  • Tribute to Shankar
    ‘A Symphony of Dreams’, an exhibition to commemorate Shankar’s centenary year, is on display at the Lalit Kala Academy. K. Shankar Pillai, the founder of Children’s Book Trust, was also a celebrated cartoonist, an author and an illustrator. He gave up cartooning and took to writing to pioneer the movement that has today given children an identity distinct from their parents.

  • Exhibition-cum-auction
    A press conference was held by Osian’s to announce its forthcoming curated exhibition- auction-publication, ‘A Historical Epic: India in the making 1757-1950, From Surrender to Revolt, Swaraj to Responsibility’. The conference was addressed by Neville Tuli, chairman of Osian’s, who is also the curator and author of ‘A Historical Epic’.

  • Three phases of life
    An exhibition of paintings by Sudip Chatterjee and Somnath Maity is on display at Shridharni Gallery at Triveni Kala Sangam. The artists present strikingly different artworks, which somehow add to each other’s beauty. In Sudip Chatterjees’ words, “Life to me is like a railway track wherein the three main pillars or stations are birth, sex and death. In my work, I have tried to highlight these three phases of life.”

  • Five decades of Yash Chopra
    ‘Yash Chopra - Fifty years in Indian cinema’ by Rachel Dwyer is another addition to the numerous books written about an Indian film maker, Yash Chopra, by a foreigner, signifying the fascination our film industry holds for them. 

  • Bhakti Sangeet
    MRS Music Company has released its new cassette, ‘Wah Re Jahan Tera Gorakh Dhandha’, based on Bhakti Sangeet. Vipin Sachdeva and Ritu Singh have rendered the bhajans with lyrics by Suraj Malhotra and Mahavir Singh. The music has been composed by Virender Negi. The cassette has a total of seven bhajans.

Rich harvest of Austrian films for Delhiites
New Delhi, August 1
“Elektrische Schatten” (Electric Shadows), a festival of Austrian films, begins in the Capital tomorrow. The festival has been organised by the Embassy of Austria in India in collaboration with



A teen contest to spread AIDS awareness
New Delhi, August 1
Alee Club, a social voluntary society, is going to present its annual contest, ‘Miss and Mr Teen India - 2002 An IQ and Personality Contest in the awareness of HIV/AIDS’, on August 14 here. 


DDCA News Letter gives wealth of facts   
New Delhi, August 1
The July issue of the DDCA News Letter gives a comprehensive coverage of the cricket activity in the Capital during the second quarter of the year 2002. It’s indeed a heartening news that many honourable members of the DDCA have been entrusted with responsible positions in politics, administration and police.

Rahul, Ramit star for National Stadium
New Delhi, August 1
Rahul Yadav smashed a blistering 94 runs and Ramit Gill played an all-round game (50 and 2 for 26) as National Stadium Coaching Centre defeated St Giri Public School by 83 runs to enter the quarter-final of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Khalsa Club record facile victory
New Delhi, August 1
Khalsa Cricket Club trounced Delhi University Coaching Centre by 44 runs in a league match of the first Hari Nagar Sports Complex Cricket Tournament. The victory fetched four points for Khalsa Cricket Club.

11 teams for N Rly soccer
New Delhi, August 1
Eleven divisional football teams will take part in the Northern Railway Football Tournament starting at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday. The tournament will be organised by the Northern Railway Headquarters Sports Association.


Admn finally flexes its muscles, evicts illegal occupants
Rohtak, August 1
The Community Centre at Meham, which had been illegally occupied by some musclemen for the past two years, was cleared of the menace by the district administration in a sudden action on Wednesday.

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