Friday, August 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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HC’s parking recipe: One man’s meat, other’s poison
New Delhi, August 15
The suggestion by the Delhi High Court that the municipalities should charge a fee for parking on the roads throughout the National Capital Territory has whetted the commercial appetite of local self-governing bodies and this could well encourage anarchy in the form of change in land-use and double-parking in the already overcrowded arterial roads and bylanes of both the business and residential districts of Delhi.

Medical education: One step forward, one backward
Rohtak, August 15
The BDS students of Baba Mastnath Dental College, Asthal Bohar, have taken to the streets following the stoppage of admissions by the Dental Council of India to this institute.

A Delhi Police officer during the Independence Day celebrations A Delhi Police officer during the Independence Day celebrations at Chhatrasal Stadium in the Capital on Thursday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Catchword staff: An open sesame to free ride
Faridabad, August 15
The Haryana Roadways authorities seem to be fed up of free travelling by the ‘staff’ members, especially the employees who don khaki uniforms. A large number of free travellers are cops, not only from Haryana, but also from other adjoining states. 

Those magnificent men with their flying machines 
New Delhi, August 15
The firmament freckled with colourful kites, the surroundings echoed with shouts, some euphoric and some distressed, and the sun shimmered behind the clouds. It was a perfect time for kite flying. Independence Day celebrations have always been incomplete without the customary kite flying and Delhiites kept their rendezvous with tradition. Children as well as adults could be seen flying kites from not just rooftops but also from flyovers, which seemed to have caught their fancy this year. And this despite warnings that kites should only be flown from open parks.

Bulldozer-hit residents of Lajpat Nagar breathe easy
New Delhi, August 15
With the approval of modification in the layout plan of Lajpat Nagar in respect of defining the Right of Way (RoW) of the roads in and around in C-Type tenement blocks, the MCD has given relief to the residents of the area living here since Independence.

Treasure trove found on hillock
Ghaziabad, August 15
Silver and copper coins of the 12th century have been found in a village of Garh Mukteshwar—the hallowed land of the Mahabharata saga. Some youths of Shankar Teela village inn Bahadurgarh area were digging on a hillock in the hope of locating a treasure as predicted by a sadhu, who had meditated near this site by the side of the Ganga a few years ago.


Chautala dwells on peace, harmony and brotherhood
Rewari, August 15
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, unfurled the National flag at a state-level function held to celebrate the 56th Independence Day in Rao Tula Ram Stadium here today. He inspected a joint parade of the contingents of the HAP, Haryana Police, Home Guards, NCC Cadets, Scouts, Girls Guides and cubs.

SARE JAHAN SE ACHHA: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit taking a salute on the Independence Day at Chhatrasal Stadium in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Incident-free I-Day in Capital
New Delhi, August 15
Thousands of Delhi Police personnel and other security personnel were out on the streets providing an impregnable security cover, making the Capital less crime prone on the Independence Day.

Bulandshahr cops reap the whirlwind
Noida, August 15
Hell seems to have been let loose on the Bulandshahr Police as a fallout of Senior Sub-Inspector C.P. Singh having thrashed the driver of Ms Mayawati’s father on August 9.

Farmers’ losses to be assessed by Aug 20
Rohtak, August 15
The Haryana Transport Minister, Mr Ashok Kumar, said that the government directed the authorities to complete the process of special ‘girdwari’ by August 20 to assess the losses to farmers caused by the unusual long dry spell in the region.

Bansi promises doles to educated youth
Panipat, August 15
Former Chief Minister and Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) chief Bansi Lal today reiterated his commitment to give unemployment allowance to all educated unemployed persons registered with the employment exchanges in the eventuality of his party coming to power in the next Assembly elections.

Tubewell water gets clean chit from IIT experts
Meerut, August 15
Hydrologists from the Indian institute of Technology, Roorkee, have approved of the hot water from a tubewell of F-block, Ganga Nagar, here. The water samples from this tubewell have been given a clean chit. 

The fount of virtues
The fount of virtues. — Photo by Anil Sharma

Disabled lecturer alleges harassment
New Delhi, August 15
A lecturer of Business Administration in the Department of Training and Technical Education has charged senior officials of the department with “harassment and torture”.

Interpol alerted on Jordanian ‘national’
New Delhi, August 15
The Delhi Police are now probing the actual identity of a Jordanian national, Robert Moore, who raped a doctor at his Sukdev Vihar house after both watched a movie at the PVR Saket.

Computers for the needy
Panipat, August 15
The dream of poor but deserving women to have computer education was fulfilled on Wednesday when the Mata Sita Rani Seva Sanstha in collaboration with the Women and Child Development Department of the Government of India opened a computer centre here.

President’s Police Medal awarded
New Delhi, August 15
The following have been awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service: Mr Daulat Singh Bisht, Deputy Commandant, 23 Bn, ITBP, and Mr Pratap Singh, Inspector/GD, Service and Supply Bn, ITBP.

IRB employee booked for forgery
Rohtak, August 15
The civil lines police today registered a case against an employee of Indian Reserve Battalion at Bhaundsi village on the charge of producing forged documents during recruitment.
  • Computer education
  • Veterinarians’ election
  • Woman killed


Girl, youth kidnapped
A young girl and a youth have reportedly been abducted from Noida. According to the Kasna police, some eight persons had allegedly kidnapped Attar Singh, son of Charan Singh of Jamalpur village.


Compliance certificate a must for companies
Panipat, August 15
Following a significant amendment in the Companies Act, the companies, whose paid-up capital is Rs 10 lakh or more, will now have to obtain a compliance certificate from a company secretary.


Mihir Paul’s oeuvre trying to revive traditional Indian art 
Mihir Paul, Gopal Chowdhury and Subhash Pal organised ‘Exhibitions 2002’ at Rabindra Bhavan. The presentation of paintings was extremely inspiring, tugging at the viewers’ heart-strings. Each work seemed like imprints on canvas, which gave the whole exhibition a distinctive look. Mihir Paul, one of the three artists, has focused his attention on the traditional Indian works of art. He feels that the traditional Indian paintings are getting lost amidst changing times.
Jhumpa Nandy’s opus ‘ Woman and Birds’.
Jhumpa Nandy’s opus ‘ Woman and Birds’
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  • Prochesta
  • Navarasa


Leprosy-hit join festivities
New Delhi, August 15
Some 300-odd inmates of the Leprosy Home at Tahirpur, today celebrated the Independence Day with a good gathering from outside. The home which houses the people who are leprosy-hit, are often treated as “outcaste” by the rest of the society.

Three-day health mela at Khurja
New Delhi, August 15
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in special cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and various hospitals of Noida, like Prakash Hospital, Kailash Hospital, Escorts Heart Institute and Metro Hospital, is organising a three-day health mela at Khurja from August 17 to 19.UP state has also joined in this effort for poor and needy patients. This idea was first mooted by the Minister of State for Labour, Mr Ashok Pradhan.

Homoeo hospital OPD to stay open till 8 pm
New Delhi, August 15
The Out Patient Department (OPD) at Nehru Homoeopathic Hospital will function in two shifts up to 8 pm. The OPD used to function between 8 am and 4 pm. Health Minister AK Walia on Thursday said the shift and working hours had been increased to meet the rush of patients to the hospital.


Delhi Admn rout BSNL
New Delhi, August 15
Delhi Administration inflicted a 5-0 defeat on Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) in an A Division league match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Thursday.


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