Monday, August 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Fake ICAR recruitment agency busted
Meerut, August 11
The Meerut police have arrested four persons, including a lady, on the charge of cheating and possessing counterfeit government stamps. The gang was running a fictitious Indian Council of Agriculture Research office and organising a major recruitment drive for the aspirants to the ICAR posts.

In western UP, heads of cops roll like ninepins 
Ghaziabad, August 11
The police in western UP is again in the news for the wrong reasons. But the SSP of Bulandshahar is not the first cop to earn the wrath of the BSP government. During Ms Mayawati’s earlier stint as chief minister, SSP A K Jain was removed from his post when the police escorts of the CM went astray in Ghaziabad. Again, another SSP, Arun Kumar, had to pay for his outspokenness on the question of action against the mafia.

Stand-off takes its toll, MCF faces a 
crisis of existence
Faridabad, August 11
The 27-month-old Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF), the biggest civic body in Haryana, is caught up in a crisis about its raison d’etre.

Floating on air
Floating on air: A girl enjoys the swing at the Teej Festival at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Sunday.

A model displays a traditional lehnga dress
A model displays a traditional lehnga dress at the Indian Lehnga Festival in the Capital. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Huda tosses out consumer forums’ awards
Gurgaon, August 11
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) is not implementing the orders of the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission and keeping its residents on tenterhooks.

Sharma expected to move HC today
New Delhi, August 11
There is considerable speculation in the Capital that R K Sharma, the prime suspect in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, might move the Delhi High court for anticipatory bail on Monday. The Delhi Police Crime Branch is expected to oppose the plea.

Mother of five elopes with nephew
Meerut. August 11
Call it fatal attraction, love or what you will! It does not see age, caste, creed or relatives. This happened here when a mother of five children eloped with her nephew-in-law. The cuckolded husband has lodged an FIR against the woman and her paramour.

Maximum alert for I-Day
New Delhi, August 11
The Delhi Police have been put on the maximum alert following threats that indicate a possible militant attack during the Independence Day celebrations. With just four days to go for I-Day, unprecedented security arrangements have been made to thwart any militant strike. 

Deserter soldier arrested
Meerut, August 11
Soldier Arun Kumar, who deserted his unit with two SLRs, was arrested by the Military Police from a sugarcane field near his native village on Sunday morning. 


BJP in conference mode ahead of Assembly polls
New Delhi, August 11
After L.K. Advani’s pep talk on Saturday to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) intellectual and media cells, it is Delhi state BJP’s turn to sit through the Deputy Prime Minister’s talk. A political conference being hosted this weekend to improve the party’s fortunes will be the occasion.

Caste feud over land leads to arson
Meerut, August 11
Following an ongoing land dispute some upper caste members set ablaze houses of a few Jatavs. Caste tensions have arisen in this village after the incident. The Senior Superintendent of Police suspended two constables and ordered the SHO to report to the Police Lines, charging them of laxity in the discharge of duty.

Political games make a travesty of crusades
here can be jokes in public life anywhere in the world. They become bigger jokes if they happen to be seen and experienced in very important places like the National Capital. The recent decision of the Delhi Government to declare Delhi a drought affected area is one such joke.
  • Sweat it out
  • Parliament Street
  • Cablewalas again!
  • Milk dairies

IGP recommends five increments for gallant cops
Rohtak, August 11
The Inspector-General of Police (Rohtak Range), Mr Resham Singh, has recommended a reward of five advance increments to Inspector Badan Singh and other policemen who had gunned down gangster Rajesh near Pehowa on Thursday. The names of these policemen are also being recommended for grant of President’s Police Medal for gallantry.

Grid collapse averted
New Delhi:
Thanks to timely detection, Delhi was saved of another power collapse due to overdrawing by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB). The staff at the Western Regional Load Despatch Centre (WRLDC) detected the snag and rectified it, the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) said in a statement here.

IG Sharma victim of political plot: Brahmin body 
Faridabad, August 11
The Brahmin Uthan Samiti, Haryana, has expressed its resentment over the handling of the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case by the Delhi Police and demanded that the case be handed over to the CBI.
  • Purse snatched
  • Rape alleged
  • Booked


Uttam Nagar murder solved by Delhi Police
New Delhi, August 11
With the arrest of one person, the West district police today claimed to have solved the murder case of Rajesh alias Babu, resident of New Uttam Nagar, whose body was found in a drain near Nilothi bridge in Nangloi.


Industrialists renew demand for incentives to set up shop in Bawana
New Delhi, August 11
Industries Minister Deep Chand Bandhu’s attributing the delay in relocating polluting industries to the economic slowdown has come as a shot in the arm for industrialists. Buoyed by the minister’s “endearing” plain-speak, industrialists have renewed their demand for incentives to set up shop in Bawana and elsewhere besides basic minimum services.

‘Water has wealth attached to it, judicious use needed’ 
New Delhi, August 11
Industrial units in the Capital can reap profits if they judiciously use the available water resources, the convenor of the water and environment panel of the CII Delhi State Council, Mr V N Das, said. “Water has wealth attached to it. Judicious use of water can in the long run bring about substantial amount of profit for the unit,” he said and expressed the need to bring about awareness about the need to recycle the wastewater in industrial units.

Rocking the domestic market with your casual footwear 
ej International Pvt Ltd, is all set to rock the domestic market with their TSF brand of shoes. The company is launching semi-formal and casual shoes for men, which will set new trends in the country. The shoes have been designed specially for people who prefer casual wear with TSF kind of shoes to giver their attire a completely updated look.
  • Anti-ageing oil
  • Premium speakers
  • Intelligent inverters
  • Modular switches
  • Ortem tyres
  • Baby care
  • Kitchen sinks
  • Fashion footwear
  • Banana ice-cream


MDU centre: HC to hear petition on Aug 28
Rewari, August 11
Following the acceptance of a writ petition on the delayed construction of the building of the Postgraduate Regional Centre of the M.D. University at Mirpur village, the matter will now be taken up for hearing by a two-member Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Justice G.S. Singhivi and Justice Kiran Anand Lal, on Aug 28, 2002. 

Modernites win their spurs in water harvesting
Modern School, Barakhamba, has launched a water harvesting initiative. The project is the joint initiative of the Interact Club and the Rotary Club, Chanakyapuri. Rt. Vikram Jain, former President of Rotary Club in a function held in the school’s Shankar Lal hall, inaugurated the project.

INDEPENDENT MOOD: The kids of Delhi Public School, R K Puram, performing a cultural show.
  • Foundation day
  • Investiture ceremony
  • Swadeshi movement
  • Special assembly
  • Recitation contest
  • Debate competition

Do we need to look for a patronising pat on our back?
his is the 55th milestone. We have proved that we are a ‘can-do’ nation, our democracy is intact, the economy is in gear, our spirit is strong and therefore the celebration is for real.


Records continue to tumble in swimming
New Delhi, August 11
Four more records tumbled on day three of the Delhi State Open and Tiny Tots Aquatic Championship at the Talkatora swimming pool in the Capital on Sunday. Varun Sethi continued to make waves in the pool as he set a new meet record in the 200m individual medly in the men’s section. 

CISF rewards good work of Anjali, Samresh
New Delhi, August 11
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was quick to reward its star shooters, Anjali Ved Bhagat and Samresh Jung, who shot to glory in the 17th Commonwealth Games at Manchester, when they were given out of turn promotions.

Ujjwal Nanda stars in Delhi University’s win
New Delhi, August 11
A fine all-round display by Ujjwal Nanda (43 and 4 for 6) and a smashing half century by Ritender Chandra (58) helped Delhi University Coaching Centre defeat Vardan Club by 152 runs in a league match of the Jayanti Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground.

Mamta felicitated
Rohtak, August 11
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala paid a surprise visit at Mamta’s residence in Model Town and congratulated her for her glorious achievement in the Manchester Commonwealth Games and presented a shawl and Rs 11,000.


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