Saturday, August 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Livid cop drags CM’s father to thana
Meerut, August 9
A man in the street often gets the taste of police high-handedness. This time, however, a VIP had to bear the brunt of the police ‘danda’. 

PGIMS can do without medicines, patients can’t
Rohtak, August 9
An acute shortage of medicines and other consumable items in Pt. B D Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), the only government-owned medical college and hospital in the state, is causing considerable misery to the poor patients.

School denied power link as it is ‘dangerous’
New Delhi, August 9
Almost 3,000 students of the Government Higher Secondary School in Kichiripur, East Delhi, dread the onset of summer and prefer to stay off classes rather then get baked in the ‘oven-like’ class rooms.
This Government Higher Secondary School in Kichiripur This Government Higher Secondary School in Kichiripur has not been given a power connection on the ground that high-tension wires hang overhead. —Photo by Anil Sharma

Fash Finale
Fash Finale: Nethra Raghuraman in the closing moments of the Lakme India show.

A staple diet of WWF can only breed bullies
New Delhi, August 9
Ten-year-old Karan likes playing with GI-JOs because they are invincible and can beat everyone. His favourite TV fare is WWF and he loves make-believe “fights”. Karan’s likes and preferences can be safely used as a benchmark to map the likes of his peers.

DSGMC forms educational council
New Delhi, August 9
Amidst the controversy surrounding the retrenchment of teachers and other employees, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today announced the formation of a 10-member autonomous Educational Council to improve the educational standard in the religious body-run educational institutions.

HC seeks traffic plan of DU campus
New Delhi, August 9
Close on the heels of recent incidents of alleged gang-rape and eve-teasing, the Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi Police to submit a comprehensive “traffic management plan” for the Delhi University’s North Campus.


BJP has a dig at Maken’s US visit
New Delhi, August 9
Delhi Power Minister Ajay Maken’s trip to the US to learn measures to improve the power supply situation, came in for sharp criticism from the BJP today. “Had the Power Minister been serious about his responsibilities, he should have tried to control the situation rather than wasting the government resources,” said the BJP spokesperson, Mr Mewa Ram Arya.

NDA govt has failed to save country’s prestige: Singhal
Noida, August 9
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad president, Mr Ashok Singhal, has blamed the central government of NDA and the state government of Jammu and Kashmir for the ‘chaos’ in the country.

Rape victim, brother beaten in police station 
Panipat, August 9
The district police are at it again. A widow who was a rape victim, and her brother were allegedly harassed and kept in illegal custody by the Samalkha police. In a representation to the local SP, one of the brothers of the widow, Mr Subhash, a resident of Shilana in Sonepat district, alleged that the rape victim and her brother, Mr Satbir, were picked up by the police and allegedly beaten up inside the Samalkha police station on Wednesday night.

GM Modi Award for ISRO Chairman 
New Delhi, August 9
Dr K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, Space Commission and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with Dr Manju Sharma, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, received the prestigious G M Modi Innovative Science and Technology Award for the year 2002 for their recognised achievements in respective fields. 

Haryana Roadways bid to give itself a face-lift
Faridabad, August 9
The Haryana Roadways authorities have launched a drive to improve the functioning of the organisation and provide a new look to the bus stands in the district. Stating this, the General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Mr S S Dalal, told the `NCR Tribune’ that besides taking up cleanliness work in the bus stand premises, facilities for commuters would be gradually upgraded.

Speaking out
After Independence, there has been large-scale mushrooming of politicians in the country - in metros, cities, towns and villages. It is a common joke that if you are looking for a profitable business opportunity, then become a politician. All you have to do is to join some political party or form your own party.

Policemen checking vehicles in the Seelampur area, which has registered a spurt in crime. — Photo by Anil Sharma
Policemen checking vehicles in the Seelampur area
  • Hark! Give the girls a second chance, please
  • Female foeticide
  • Wayward monsoon
  • Salaam, Mr Kalam
  • Financial chaos
  • Banking charges

Child welfare needs a rural touch
New Delhi, August 9
Underscoring the need to have child development programmes that cater to both children living in the rural and urban areas, experts are of the opinion that the country urgently needs a well-formulated voluntary action focussed on rural areas for child welfare and development.

Disabled person alleges harassment
Faridabad, August 9
The Court of the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities, Noida, has issued a show-cause notice to the Chief Post Master General (CPMG), Haryana Circle, in connection with alleged harassment by the department officials of a class II employee posted here.

IOC holds fire drill
New Delhi, August 9
In an unique effort to test the fire preparedness and safety skills of its employees, Indian Oil, Northern Regional office, conducted a fire drill, today. The risk of the fire is an ever-present danger and in order to checks the swiftness, alertness and dousing the fire, which was simulated. 

Hike in water tariff resented
Rohtak, August 9
The Haryana Urban Development Authority, the government owned coloniser, has enhanced the water supply charges without issuing any notification or intimation to the residents of Huda sectors. The unprecedented hike in water charges has caused widespread resentment among the Huda sector residents.

Independent regulatory panel need of the hour: Phdcci
New Delhi, August 9
While most states have initiated measures in attracting private sector into provision of municipal services, there is a need for establishing independent Regulatory Commission Authority to determine standards of service and operations, creation of environment for attracting viable investors and promotion of economic efficiency.

Judicial reforms must: Phdcci
New Delhi, August 9
In order to make India an effective player in the global trade, judicial reforms are the need of the hour, Phdcci stated on Thursday. According to the chamber, efficiency, transparency and predictability of the judgements will create an atmosphere of trust in the judicial system for foreign entrepreneurs and investors to invest in the country.

One held for committing sodomy
Rewari, August 9
A village youth, Satyavan Yadav, son of Sadhu Ram Yadav, resident of Bharangi village under Kosli Police Station of Rewari district, has been arrested by the police on charges of committing sodomy with a three and a half-year old boy, Sanwat Singh, son of Khem Ram Yadav in Bharangi village on Wednesday.

  • Vendors’ strike
  • Vehicles recovered
  • Appointment hailed
  • Mobile dealer shot
  • Murder avenged
  • Patient jumps to death
  • Criminal arrested
PTI workers’ rally
New Delhi, August 9
Hundreds of journalists and non-journalists from different media organisations today turned out in force on the streets demanding that their employers no longer should terrorise the workers.

NTPC brass elevated
New Delhi, August 9
Mr N. S. Chaudhary, GM (JVC), Mr R. C. Shrivastav, GM/Ic NTPC, Hyderabad and Mr R. K. Jain, GM, Contract Services, have been elevated to the post of Executive Director (Joint Venture and Consultancy), Executive Director (Southern Region) Hyderabad and Executive Director (Contract and Materials) respectively in National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC).


Member of Chota Nawab gang held
New Delhi, August 9
The Special staff of East district police has apprehended Mohammad Akil (26), a member of Fateh Mohammad-Anis-Chota Nawab gang, and claimed to have solved a number of robbery and dacoity cases in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Jewellery, cash looted in posh colony
Meerut, August 9
Six armed dacoits robbed gold ornaments worth lakhs of rupees, cash and other valuable articles from a house in a posh colony in the morning. Six youths armed with pistols and Rampuri knives entered the house No 15 C, Damodar Colony near Medical College.


HC seeks report on status of govt hospitals
New Delhi, August 9
The Delhi High Court today asked the Delhi Government’s Health Director to personally visit the hospitals, assess the situation and submit a report, while directing the Centre and State government to take appropriate steps to ensure that the emergency services are not affected due to medical employees strike.


Film on queen of Kuchesar launched
New Delhi, August 9
A film based on the living queen of Kuchesar has been launched by the Marwah studios. The film, ‘The Widowed Bricks’ is being filmed by Ruchita Puri and centres around the Mudfort at Kuchesar. Inspired by the Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, Puri has endeavoured to capture the fascinating life of the Kuchesar kings and their Mudfort.

Sandeep Marwah during the shooting of the film, ‘The Widowed Bricks’.
Sandeep Marwah during the shooting of the film


PNB Hockey Academy trials begin
New Delhi, August 9
Trials to select players for the Punjab National Bank (PNB) Hockey Academy began at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. The two-day trials will conclude on Saturday. PNB Hockey Academy Director Kushal Singh said trials would also be held at Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Lucknow (on August 12 and 13) and at Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium at Burlton Park in Jalandhar (August 17 and 18).

BSF promotes Krishan Kumar
Krishan KumarNew Delhi, August 9
The Border Security Force (BSF) Director-General, Mr Ajay Raj Sharma, at a pipping ceremony at the BSF headquarters in Delhi on Friday felicitated Sub-Inspector Krishan Kumar for winning a gold medal in the 55kg wrestling event at the just concluded Commonwealth Games at Manchester. Krishan Kumar has also been given out of turn promotion as he has been elevated to the rank of Inspector.

One meet record set in Delhi swimming
New Delhi, August 9
One meet record was lowered in the Delhi State Open and Tiny Tots Aquatic Championships, which began at the Talkatora swimming pool, in the Capital on Friday.

FCI trounce Oriental Bank in DSA tourney
New Delhi, August 9
Five times former champions Food Corporation of India (North Zone) trounced the Oriental Bank of Commerce 6-2 in a league match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football Championship at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.


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