Sunday, August 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Army recruitment turns into free-for-all 
Meerut, August 10
Several aspirants to the army were injured in a stampede during a recruitment drive here at the famous Hathi Khana ground. Some of them received serious injuries and fractures in their limbs. They have all been hospitalised.

Delhi Police take umbrage at Punjab IG’s role
New Delhi, August 10
The Delhi Police are learnt to have taken a serious note of the presence of a Punjab Police Inspector General (Chief Minister’s Security), Rajinder Singh, in Delhi during the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) elections in June, without any prior intimation to the Police Headquarters here.

Sahib Singh hospitalised
New Delhi, August 10
The visit of Union Minister of Labour, Sahib Singh Verma, who was scheduled to inaugurate a new police station building in Prashant Vihar in North-West Delhi, was cancelled after he was injured in a car accident while returning from a function in Faridabad, here today.


R. K. SharmaCase of missing cop: A game of hopscotch is on
New Delhi, August 10
There is considerable consternation among the top brass of the Delhi Police here over the whereabouts of Mr. R. K. Sharma, a senior Haryana Cadre Indian Police Service officer, wanted in connection with the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case even as half a dozen police parties are scouring the three neighbouring states for him.

SSI suspended for dragging CM’s father to thana
Meerut, August 10
The SSI, C.P. Singh, who had the ‘audacity’ to bandy words with the Chief Minister’s father and his driver, has been suspended and transferred to another district. The station house-incharge of Khurja Kotwali also got his deserts and was suspended and transferred.

End to dowry: Rawal gotra shows the way
Bapoli (Panipat), August 10
A silent revolution is brewing in this sleepy block of Panipat district. At a time when opulent weddings and dowry are the norm, the Gujjar community has set a unique example by ushering in “dowryless” marriages. And this has been achieved without any government or NGO initiative.

Bringing girls out of the Meo closet
Nuh (Mewat), August 10
Sanjeeda Ali of village Janda in Hathin block in Faridabad district, who hails from a family that ekes out its living below the poverty line, finds herself on cloud nine following her admission in the DPS School here.


A 75-year-old man stitches tricolours for the Independence Day celebrations.
A 75-year-old man stitches tricolours for the Independence Day celebrations.

The Andrews Gunj under bridge which opened to traffic in the Capital on Friday.
The Andrews Gunj under bridge which opened to traffic in the Capital on Friday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Advani inaugurates Savarkar Park 
New Delhi, August 10
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Lal Krishan Advani, inaugurated the Veer Savarkar Park and unveiled the statue of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar to remember the national hero, freedom fighter, an ageless thinker and a devout nationalist today in a function organised by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Lodhi Colony.

Ajay Chautala gets Bhumi Putra award
New Delhi, August 10
The 22nd death anniversary of Mohd. Rafi, the immortal singer, was observed as ‘Music Day’ at the Talkatora Stadium here. The programme was organised jointly by Kala Darpan and Lions Club, (Yamuna Vihar) Delhi.

Sad finale to Samaritan’s social services
New Delhi, August 10
Social work is a seldom noticed today and if someone tries to do it, quite often he faces the music.

Special training package for 26 Afghan police personnel
New Delhi, August 10
In an unique initiative, 26 senior personnel from the Afghan police are visiting India to undertake special training from the Delhi Police and associated agencies on various aspects of traffic management, road safety enforcement and regulation of stipulated norms.

‘Non-serious’ attitude of Chautala on SYL criticised
Rewari, August 10
The deputy leader of the Haryana Congress legislature party, Capt. Ajay Singh Yadav, has asserted that the “inept” handling of the SYL issue by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, showed that he was not serious about this issue.

A new bus stand for Rohtak in Oct
Rohtak, August 10
The new bus stand constructed at a cost of approximately Rs 2.40 crore on the Rohtak-Hisar bypass, opposite the district jail here, will become operational in October. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, told the ‘NCR Tribune’ here today that the new bus stand, spread over 10 acres, would be dedicated to the people in the first week of October.

Chittorgarh: The last citadel of a bygone era
city, which is till date is remembered for tales of valour and Rani Padmini’s Jauhar, Chittorgarh stands atop a 500-feet high hill taking pride in its erstwhile glory. About 150 miles Southwest of Jaipur, the great fort of Chittorgarh is seen rising sharply from the surrounding plain.

A trip down historical lane of towers and temples.
A trip down historical lane of towers and temples. 

Nine SBI branches to accept rent deposits
New Delhi, August 10
Rent deposits for cases pending before the Rent Controller, Rent Control Tribunal or any civic court can now be made at select branches of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Protest against manhandling of workers
Rohtak, August 10
Several members of the Haryana State Electricity Board Workers’ Union staged a demonstration here in protest against the ‘casual’ attitude adopted by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam authorities and the district administration towards the manhandling of a team of power officials by an erring power consumer recently.

  • Demonstration held
  • Sarpanch suspended
  • Suicide pact



Three held for selling duplicate water pumps
New Delhi, August 10
The Crime Branch, Economic Offences Wing have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the business of selling duplicate water pumps and induction motors of Crompton Greaves Ltd.



Cop gets doctorate for work on adolescents
New Delhi, August 10
The Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr UNB Rao, was honoured with a doctorate degree for his work on relations between the police and the adolescents by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.



Chhattisgarh handicrafts emporium inaugurated in Capital 
New Delhi, August 10
The Chhattisgarh handicrafts emporium, ‘Shabari’, was opened today in the Capital. Located in the Kanishka shopping arcade at the Ashoka Road, the emporium will display and sell the work of the craftsmen of Chhattisgarh.

A Book of lasting spiritual influence
ne of the major contributions of the missionaries to this country is their role in the development of regional languages at a time when there was little effort being made indigenously in this direction.


Check lifestyle diseases: Walia 
New Delhi, August 10
Delhi Health Minister A K Walia stressed the need for preventing lifestyle disease among people by increasing awareness about them.

This trust hopes to curb trade in organs
OPE (Human Organ Procurement and Education) Trust, a two-year-old organisation, founded by well-known lawyer Rani Jethmalani, is organising a panel discussion on 'Organ Donation - Awareness, Problems and Pitfalls' at IIC annexe lecture hall on Sunday afternoon.




Mamta Kharab‘I am not playing for name or fame’
Rohtak, August 10
“The little marble balls (kanche) which I used to play in front of my house in the days of my childhood helped me a lot while targeting and hitting the opponent’s goalpost at Manchester.” This was stated by the ‘golden girl’ Mamta Kharab, whose heroics brought Indian eves’ the hockey crown in the recently concluded 17th edition of Commonwealth games held in Manchester.

CRPF honours C’wealth Games medal winners
New Delhi, August 10
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday honoured sportspersons from the Force, who won medals in the just-concluded 17th Commonwealth Games at Manchester.

Delhi Customs edge past AIIMS
New Delhi, August 10
Delhi Customs edged past All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) 4-2 in a round-robin league match of the A Division Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Three more records sunk in swimming
New Delhi, August 10
Three more records were sunk in the pool on the second day of the Delhi State Open and Tiny Tots Aquatic Championships at the Talkator swimming pool in the Capital on Saturday.Top

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