Monday, August 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Cop gives little ‘pickpockets’ the 3rd degree
Meerit, August 4
Two children, not even in their teens, were brutally beaten up on the police station premises. Their crime: picking pocket. The punishment: a marathon thrashing for 24 hours. The recovery: zilch.

A couple makes the most of Friendship Day
A couple makes the most of Friendship Day at Boat Club in the Capital on Sunday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Bloated egos derail NCERT Afghan training programme
New Delhi, August 4
A specially designed training programme aimed at developing the basic communication skills of 20 Afghan diplomats, which was scheduled to be conducted by the NCERT from Monday, has run into rough weather due to the ego tussles between the bureaucrats in the Ministry of External Affairs and the NCERT officials.



  Keeping a tab on a pilgrim’s progress
Meerut, August 4
The donkey has an ill-found reputation for being stubborn and stupid. That it is highly intelligent and cannot be commanded blindly was amply demonstrated recently in its close encounter with a bunch of Kanwariyas. In fact, the Kanwariyas tried their best to shake off their long-eared associate, who assiduously followed them throughout their walkathon, somewhat like Mary’s little lamb.

Delhi duo do a Natwarlal on Rewari jeweller
Rewari, August 4
Two artful dodgers from Delhi pulled the wool over the eyes of a city jeweller here and decamped with ornaments worth Rs 50,000 on Friday evening. It is reported that two persons, along with a Bihari youth, came to M/s Jay Jewellers at Bara-Hazari Road here.
A model jives to the Hare Rama Hare Krishna number immortalised by Zeenat Aman at the Sunsilk Hair fashion show in the Capital.
A model jives to the Hare Rama Hare Krishna number immortalised by Zeenat Aman at the Sunsilk Hair fashion show in the Capital.
— Tribune Photo

Seen the neighbourhood milkman of late?
New Delhi, August 4
Blame it on the brand gurus. The plethora of brands and exponential growth of pouched milk has had an unlikely victim – the nondescript neighbourhood milkman. In Delhi, one of the biggest markets of pouched milk, the difference has been most perceptible. At present, the size of the milk market in Delhi is estimated to be in the range of 40 lakh litres a day. 

Police scour state for cop in Shivani case
New Delhi, August 4
The Delhi Police today continued their efforts to locate Mr R K Sharma, a senior IPS officer of Haryana Cadre who has emerged as a key conspirator in the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. Officially Mr Sharma is on leave till August 11 and the police parties which had gone to his residence in Panchkula near Chandigarh returned empty-handed.

I-Day vigil around Delhi
New Delhi, August 4
The Delhi Police and various intelligence and security agencies have stepped up vigil at the Capital’s border check posts to prevent terrorists from sneaking into the city and attempting to strike on the Independence Day.


Rally held to demand equitable distribution of canal water
Rewari, August 4
Mr Mohan S. Delkar, MP and working president of the Indian Federal Democratic Party, has announced his party’s support and co-operation for the struggle launched by the Haryana Kisan Yuva Sangharsh Samiti for the equitable distribution of canal water, particularly to South Haryana.

Leaders of the Indian Federal Democratic Party and the Haryana Kisan Yuva Sangharsh Samiti at the rally.
Leaders of the Indian Federal Democratic Party and the Haryana Kisan Yuva Sangharsh Samiti at the rally.

Demolition drive hailed
Rohtak, August 4
Although a majority of the people have hailed the demolition drive launched in the town, some political parties have been trying to politicise the issue.

DPCC hold sit-in at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, August 4
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee’s (DPCC’s) office bearers and others led by president, Subhash Chopra, on Sunday, held a sit-in at Jantar Mantar to seek a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the petrol pump scam.

Soldier cremated with full honours
Rohtak, August 4
Head Constable Krishan Kumar Hooda (45) of 171st batallion of Border Security Force, was cremated with full civil and military honours, at his native village, Dhamar, on Saturday.

Employees wait for their wages for six months
Faridabad, August 4
Hundreds of employees of the Forest Department, Haryana, have not been given their salaries for the past six months and the workers would soon start a dharna outside the NTPC’s power plant at Mujheri village here.


Smugglers held with medieval statue
Meerut, August 4
The Meerut police busted a gang of statue smugglers and arrested three members of the gang and also seized a rare Asthadhatu (8, metals) statue of Tirthankar Mahavir of the 10th century. 

13 auto theft cases solved
New Delhi, August 4
With the arrest of one person the South district police today claimed to have solved 13 cases of auto thefts and recovered five stolen vehicles following the arrest of a car-lifter.

Body of boy found on school premises
New Delhi, August 4
A body of a minor boy was found today morning on the premises of the Government Senior Secondary School in the North-West district.

Stolen goods worth Rs 7 lakh seized
Rewari, August 4
Following a recent directive of the apex court as well as pursuit of the matter by representatives of the Motion Pictures Association of India, the Rewari City Police on Saturday conducted raids on the premises of M/s Shyam and Company, Delhi Electronics Company, Mahabir STD Booth etc. and seized 6110 fake CDs, cassettes, 764 video cassettes, I.C.D. Player, 4 VCR’s and 600 Inlay Cards.


A wedding collection from a leather house for the glamorous gals
NDIA’S leading leather house has come out with a unique collection to pamper the quintessential Indian family, always on the look for quality buys for the marriage season. This year in addition to the silk sarees and the ubiquitous white goods, Hidesign offers the discerning buyer a unique and classy gifting option leather.
  • Sports footwear

  • Watch the watch

  • Door designs

  • Mineral drinks

  • Rajmah masala

  • Newest TV model

  • Latest printers 

  • Take away coffee

  • European furniture 

  • Jewellery range


Tiny tots get on the friendship wagon amid fun and games
OTHER'S Pride pre-nursery schoolers celebrated Friendship Day by exchanging friendship bands and taking a pledge for sharing and caring for their friends. The entire school was decorated for the special day as little ones gathered to celebrate the day in style. The Principal of Delhi Public School, International, Ms Rosetta Williams, who was visiting the school, also exchanged friendship bands with the children and said that celebration of such occasions served to inculcate human values in children.

Hallmark channel woos the bright ‘uns with a fiesta of movies on friendship.

Hallmark channel woos the bright ‘uns with a fiesta of movies on friendship
  • Investiture
    The investiture ceremony in schools is an occasion for great pride. 

  • Guru’s anniversary
    GHPS, Loni Road, celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Harkrishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs. 

  • Orientation workshop
    Amity International, Saket, hosted a three-day workshop to orient teachers with the new syllabi in Business Studies and Accountancy.

  • Grand carnival
    Learner’s Castle preparatory school, Hudson Lines, organised a grand carnival for children.

  • Saplings planted
    GHPS, Vasant Vihar, launched their fruit tree plantation programme on the school campus itself.

  • Fashion show
    The Preet-Vihar based Children’s Valley School organised a fashion show titled “Blasting kids’ at the Capital’s Dilli Haat.

Friends forever
Friends forever: Little angels exchange friendship bands. 

Work without ethics is like food without salt

FOOD without salt loses its flavour and taste. It becomes unpalatable and unappetising. You can only swallow it as a compulsion, not relish it. So also work without ‘morality’ is meaningless, hollow and fails to bring true fulfilment and happiness. Gandhiji had listed ‘work without ethics’ as one of the deadly sins.

Ignou offers to train primary schoolteachers
New Delhi, August 4
With the thrust now on universalisation of elementary education, the focus has shifted to the need for training the teachers at the primary school level.


Lawyers protest against assault on colleague
New Delhi, August 4
Thousands of advocates practising in the three trial courts—Patiala House, Tis Hazari and Karkardooma-went on a day-long strike on Saturday in the Capital to condemn the physical assault on a woman lawyer by a police sub-inspector in a Session Court at the Patiala House.


Medical check-up for asthma patients held
Noida, August 4
Due to the phenomenal increase in asthma cases, especially among children and cigarette-smoking adults, a free medical check-up camp was organised at Final Diagnosis in Sector-31, Noida, today.

Artificial limbs distributed to 37 children in Noida
Noida, August 4
At a programme organised at the Sanskar Kendra School, Nagla Charan Das in Noida Phase-II on Saturday, Noida Lok Manch distributed artificial limbs to 37 children of Bisarakh block.


Mukesh Kumar carries the prize booty
New Delhi, August 4
Mukesh Kumar collected a whopping Rs 17,514,25 as prize money in the 2001-02 India Golf Tour, which he has termed as a “dream golfing season”. He played in 24 tournaments and won six of them. Feroze Ali finished a distant second with a gross earning of Rs 12,551,15. He played in 21 events and won four of them. Arjun Singh, who collected Rs 8,968,00 from seven tournaments, winning two of them, ended up at the third position. Mukesh Kumar also topped in the Mahindra Rankings with 379.50 points and also in the stroke average list, with -4.26 in 23 events.
Mukesh Kumar-- Champion golfer

Narender, Ashutosh star in Salwan victory
New Delhi, August 4
A strokeful century by Narender Singh (113, 15x4, 2x6) and a devastating bowling spell of 7 for 20 by left-arm-spinner Ashutosh Sharma helped Salwan Boys School beat St Marks School, Janakpuri, by 162 runs and entered the semi-final of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Salwan Public School ground in the Capital.

Delhi Division to meet Headquarters in title clash
New Delhi, August 4
In a repeat of last year’s final, holders Delhi Division will clash against runners-up Headquarters in the final of the Northern Railway Inter-Division Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Second cricket Test live on ESPN-Star
New Delhi, August 4
After suffering a terrible battering in the first Test at Lord’s, a bruised India will take on England in the second Test, in the four-Test series, at Trent Bridge from August 8 to 12.


Rs 9.11 crore for dental hospital at MAMC
New Delhi, August 4
Finance Minister Mahender Singh Saathi is in a particularly generous mood these days. After hauling up councillors for not spending the money that he so liberally extends them, he has now got the Expenditure Finance Committee to approve a tranche of Rs 12.77 crore for undertaking new projects.


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