Saturday, August 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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High Court takes lid off 22-month-old killing
Rewari, August 16
A man, whose 11-year-old son was killed 22 months ago, went from pillar to post to get the killers booked, but to his anguish the death of his son was treated as a case of rail accident and disposed of under Section 174 Cr PC by GRP, Rewari.

Quest for justice

For 22 months, the death of an 11-yr-old was dubbed a rail accident. All this while the child’s father moved from pillar to post in a bid to reopen the case.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee activists demanding the resignation of Union Minister of Petroleum Ram Naik

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee activists demanding the resignation of Union Minister of Petroleum Ram Naik for the arbitrary allotment of petrol pumps.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Holy Book defiled at gurdwara
New Delhi, August 16
The Sikh community in the Capital has expressed shock, anger and dismay over the discovery of a defiled volume of the Guru Granth Sahib at the historic Bangla Sahib gurdwara.


Gurgaon Inc bullish about cut in EDC 
Gurgaon, August 16
After hectic parleys with the government and efforts to score brownie points on the External Development Charge (EDC) issue, the industry has finally something to cheer about.

Rs 5 cr spent on an MCD house of cards! 
New Delhi, August 16
A government that denied an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of security personnel killed in the December 13 Parliament House attack, has blown up Rs 5 crore on housing for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s class IV employees as the project has remained a house of cards.

Champion of sports gives up stadium
Faridabad, August 16
The Haryana government keeps harping that it champions the cause of sports, yet the development of infrastructure in the state is mired in reams of red tape. The ambitious indoor stadium project is one such instance.

Don’t create academic anarchy, UGC warned
New Delhi, August 16
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has warned that if the university authorities did not take an ‘academic view’ of the current stand-off arising out of the recent circulars issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), there could be ‘widespread anger’ among the teaching community.


WHAT’S IN THE WIND?: Peacocks making merry at the Prime Minister residence in the Capital on Friday.
WHAT’S IN THE WIND?: Peacocks making merry at the Prime Minister residence in the Capital on Friday.

Dikshit urges women, kids to make Delhi green
New Delhi, August 16
Emphasising the pivotal role of women and children in making Delhi a green and clean city, the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit, called upon women of Delhi to adopt trees in their neighbourhood and ensure their upkeep and maintenance. She asked when women could bring up their whole family, why can’t they bring up trees?

Advani to open party meet today
New Delhi, August 16
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, will inaugurate the political conference of the Delhi state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. Besides deliberating on the strategy to be adopted ahead of next year’s Assembly elections, a document titled “Delhi BJP Vision–2003” would be released on the occasion.

President’s Police Medal for CBI personnel
New Delhi, August 16
The President’s Police Medal for distinguished service has been awarded to three CBI personnel, while 14 others have been conferred with Police Medal for meritorious service.
M. A. Ganapathy, DIG, CBI A. K. Sharma, DSP, CBI R. K. Garg, DIG, CBI

Deployment of extra cops fails to avert mishaps 
Noida, August 16
In spite of additional staff having been posted in traffic police to improve the traffic management, the number of road accidents continue to claim precious lives of citizen in Gautam Budh Nagar. Fourteen persons, including 3 women, died in different road accidents during the past 10 days here.

UNWANTED ELEMENTS: This GDA market complex has 20 shops, many of which have become the dwellings of rickshaw-pullers. GDA shops becoming a haven for encroachers
Ghaziabad, August 16
A large number of shopping outlets, constructed by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) near the multi-storeyed residential complexes of Vaishali, Koshambi and Vasundhara at a considerable cost, have been encroached upon by daily-wagers and rickshaw-pullers as there are no genuine takers for them.

UNWANTED ELEMENTS: This GDA market complex has 20 shops, many of which have become the dwellings of rickshaw-pullers. — Photo by Anil Sharma

Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj blessing Sewa Dal volunteers during a rally in the Capital on the occasion of Independence Day.NCC holds seminar on AIDS 
New Delhi, August 16
To curb the growing menace of AIDS, the National Cadet Corps (NCC), organized a seminar on the menace of AIDS during the National Integration Camp at NCC parade grounds from August 12-17.

Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj blessing Sewa Dal volunteers during a rally in the Capital on the occasion of Independence Day.

Jobs openings dry up in Faridabad
Faridabad, August 16
The employment opportunities and avenues have been shrinking up fast. It is evident from the records of the Employment Office here, which registers educated and unemployed persons.

LJP warns of stir on SYL 
Rohtak, August 16
Capt Shamsher Singh Malik, president, Haryana unit of Lok Janshakti Party, has announced that the party activists would stage a demonstration at the Parliament House in Delhi on September 14 to pressurise the Union Government to take suitable action against the Punjab Government for its reluctance to complete Sutlej Yamuna Link canal.

  • Bhajan thanked

Jat Mahasabha wants transfers of cops revoked 
New Delhi, August 16
The spokesman of the `All India Jat Mahasabha’ Mr Tara Chand Mor, has warned the UP Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati, of grave consequences in case she does not revoke the transfer of police officers of Jat origin stationed at Bulandshahr.

Special Appu Ghar-MUL offer 
New Delhi, August 16
Commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Indian Independence, Appu Ghar, the premier amusement park of the nation has come up with a unique offer.

Ganges rises to alarming level 
Ghaziabad, August 16
The rising level of the Ganges has created panic among many villages in Khadar in Garh Mukteshwar area. The administration has issued instruction to officials to be alert and vigilant.

Cong rally against Ram Naik
New Delhi, August 16
Hundreds of activists of the Delhi unit of the Congress Party today staged a demonstration in the Capital today.

ndia is the land of saints and sages. We deify mother power and worship her in different forms of Durga. But alas! In spite of that our country is also known for its absurd traditions and at times show scant respect for human values when it comes to treating our womenfolk.

  • Stamp out militancy with iron fist

  • Cumbersome form

  • Fashion hysteria

  • Bandhs a waste

  • New Rly zones

  • Sports stadium

  • What promptness?



Two held for stealing credit cards
New Delhi, August 16
Two persons were arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell for allegedly stealing credit cards of unsuspecting guests in the different hotels of the Capital.

  • Man killed

  • Three arrested


NCERT to debate value-based education
New Delhi, August 16
Addressing the need for implementation of value-based education in schools, the National Council of Education and Training (NCERT) is organising a programme on ‘National Consultation on Value Education in Indian Schools –Experiences and strategies of Implementation’, from August 19 to 21.



Shekhar Mukherji‘I still have a long way to go’
New Delhi, August 16
The exhibition of the paintings, made by Shekhar Mukherji, is on display at Rabindra Bhawan, from 11th to 18th August. With no specific theme, the painter admits that he kept the “special existence” (Wajood) in mind while painting them.


Patient succumbs to wrangling
Rohtak, August 16
Internal bickering among doctors of the Pt.B.D.Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), the only government owned medical college hospital in Haryana, threatens to adversely affect medical services at the hospital.



Delhi Audit, FCI earn full points
New Delhi, August 16
Defending champions Delhi Audit prevailed over Oriental Bank of Commerce 2-1 to secure three points in a Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Institutional League Championship at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Aditi Women’s College holds road race
New Delhi, August 16
Aditi Women’s College, Bawana held a three-km road race under the banner of Indian Association of Sports for All to promote fitness and sports among the people of rural Delhi, on the eve of the Independence Day.

R P Cricket Academy win
New Delhi, August 16
Deadly bowling by Arshad Massi (5 for 6) and good all-round display by Sachin Rana (101 and 2 for 19) and Ankit Bhargva (41 and 5 for 4) helped R P Cricket Academy beat Shanti Sports Complex by 21 runs in the S G Cup Cricket Tournament at the Shanti Sports Complex ground.

Anita wins double crown in Haryana badminton
New Delhi, August 16
Anita of Bhiwani won a double crown when she won the singles and doubles titles in the Under-16 category of the Haryana Badminton Championship held at Bhiwani. Anita beat Kannli of Panchkula 11-4,11-4. Later she partnered Meenu to beat Monika and Neha, also of Bhiwani, at 13-10, 11-5 in the doubles title clash.

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