Thursday, August 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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5 kerosene tankers gutted
Firemen trying to control a major fire which engulfed a kerosene depot in Ali villageNew Delhi, August 21
Five oil tankers laden with kerosene and several shops were gutted in a fire which broke out in one of the vehicles and spread to the adjoining areas in Ali village on Mathura Road today. No one was reportedly injured in the fire, which was brought under control after two hours.
Firemen trying to control a major fire which engulfed a kerosene depot in Ali village on Mathura Road in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Water tanks rust, gather dust
Faridabad, August 21
About two dozen overhead water tanks constructed for supplying potable water to the residents have been lying unused for about a decade. Only two of the 26-odd tanks are in use at present while the rest of these structures just gather dust.


Apex court bails out lovelorn couple
Ghaziabad, August 21
The Supreme Court has upheld the marriage of a young couple of Ganauli village in Loni, who had married after eloping, and instructed the police to escort the young couple home. The decision of the apex court is expected to go a long way in changing the orthodox mind set of people in the area.

Brother-in-law behind Rohini double murder
New Delhi, August 21
The Delhi Police today claimed to have solved the murder of a brother and sister in Rohini with the arrest of their brother-in-law, who lived in the same area, and his servant. The suspect, Vinay, allegedly killed his sister-in-law, Sarika (22) and brother-in-law, Bharat, as he wanted to grab their property. 

A glitzy model at a fashion show
A glitzy model at a fashion show in the Capital.

A casual remark opens a new chapter in her life
New Delhi, August 21
A chance encounter and a casual remark were catalyst enough for Loveleen Kacker to put her pen to paper. A civil servant, a wife, a mother, an avid reader and a keen observer and perhaps one of the very few writers who can boast of having penned 17 book in 14 years.

Student teaches college a lesson
Rohtak, August 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Rohtak, has directed the Maharshi Dayanand University administration to refund the fee of a student of a 5-year LL.B. course at National Law College, Gurgaon. 

Crackdown on Gurgaon drivers
Gurgaon, August 21
Drivers, better be on your guard while parking vehicles in unauthorised areas of old Gurgaon. Reason: The district administration has decided to intensify its eagle-eyed campaign against those violating the rules. The administration launched a drive on June 17 to streamline the traffic in old Gurgaon. 


BJP leader for regularisation  of services of teachers
Panipat, August 21
Coming down heavily on the rationalization policy of the state government for teachers, a senior BJP leader and former Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, today demanded the regularization of the services of the teachers working on ad-hoc basis and contract basis.

Khurana accuses Sheila of gaining cheap publicity
New Delhi, August 21
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, of getting her picture printed on ration cards to gain political mileage. The Delhi BJP president, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, said the Antodaya Anna Yojana was launched by the Centre to distribute wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg to the economically weaker sections of society.

Jhajjar first in ‘Operation Social Security’
Rohtak, August 21
Rohtak Range has secured two out of top three positions during ‘Operation Social Security’, launched by the Haryana police from July 15 to August 4. Stating this here today, Mr Resham Singh, IG of Police, Rohtak Range said that Jhajjar district bagged the first position in the state securing 44 marks out of 50.

8 power substations for Faridabad
Faridabad, August 21
At least eight new substations of 220 and 66 kv of power would be constructed and six others upgraded in the district to improve the availability and supply network of electricity in near future.

Books from Iran, Korea to jostle for space at fair
New Delhi, August 21
The eighth Delhi Book Fair, aimed at highlighting the capabilities of Indian publishing industry, introducing new publications and promoting reading habits among the younger generation, gets underway in the Capital from Saturday. Jostling with Indian publications, the nine-day long fair would have books from Iran, Korea and the European Union.

Civic bodies to identify sites for multi-level parking 
New Delhi, August 21
The civic bodies in the Capital have been asked to identify five sites for the construction of multi-level parking sites to enable smooth flow of traffic and to meet the growing demand of vehicle owners.

Senior Delhi Police officer passes away 
New Delhi, August 21
A senior Delhi police officer, Dr M. Ponnaian, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Police control Room), died today morning of cancer. Suffering from cancer for several years, the 55-year-old officer died at around 3.30 a.m. this morning.

Survey to identify problems of sex workers 
New Delhi, August 21
The Government of NCT of Delhi will survey the sex workers to identify their problems and draft an action plan to redress their grievances. Addressing a group of sex workers invited to an interactive session with the media and officials drawn from the Government of NCT of Delhi and Delhi Police, the Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, on Wednesday said offering free legal advice and disseminating information about their rights could be considered.


Fake certificates racket busted 
New Delhi, August 21
With the arrest of three persons, the North-East district police today claimed to have busted a gang which used to make fake certificates and degrees of different universities in Delhi and surrounding areas.


PES officials up in arms against DM
Meerut, August 21
The Provincial Education Services officials went on an indefinite strike since August 19 against the manner in which the district magistrate of Aligarh, Mr Deepak Kumar, conducted himself recently.

NC College of Engineering in an expansion mode
Israna (Panipat), August 21
With a view to providing world class engineering education, the local NC College of Engineering has announced a major expansion of its facilities. The announcement was made on the occasion of its 5th orientation ceremony.

Academic work relegated to background in DU
More than a month has passed since the new academic session got under way in Delhi University. Academic work seems to have been relegated to the background. The spat between the University Grants Commission, the nodal authority of all universities in the country, and the teaching community seems to be growing by the day. While students are worried about the developments as the first term is due to end in about a month’s time, the teachers, on their part, have put the blame squarely on the university authorities and the UGC for not arriving at an early resolution of the issue, which, they say, are affecting their core interests.
DUTA holds a dharna outside the UGC office in protest against the commission’s move to increase teachers’ workload. — Tribune Photo
DUTA holds a dharna outside the UGC office in protest against the commission’s move to increase teachers’ workload
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Joshi lays stress on ethics in modern management 
New Delhi, August 21
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Science and Technology, today emphasised on the need to inculcate sense of values and ethics in the Indian management system in the light of developments taking place in the international arena.

Need for value education in schools underscored 
New Delhi, August 21
Stressing the need for the implementation of value education in schools, academicians from across the country today framed recommendations to ensure the accomplishment of the same.


Wife denied bail in kerosene murder case 
Rohtak, August 21
The Additional Session Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, has denied bail to a woman accused of murdering her husband. According to the prosecution, Mukesh had gone to the house of his in-laws at village Ismaila on April 27, where he asked his wife Anju for Rs 200. Anju allegedly refused to give the money and a quarrel ensued between them.


Valuable tips for patients considering laser surgery
New Delhi, August 21
Optometrists across the country have joined the debate over the efficacy of laser surgery for sight correction. The latest to voice an opinion is Dr.Ajeet Bhardwaj, Optometrist and member of the Governing Board, World Council of Optometry.

Sharmila opens eye donation centre in Gurgaon 
Gurgaon, August 21
The person who donates his eyes after death makes the supreme donation for the welfare of human community. His or her eyes provide light to two blind persons. This service cannot be arranged even by spending crores of rupees.


FCI on a goal-rush against DVB
New Delhi, August 21
The Food Corporation of India (Headquarters) trounced Delhi Vidyut Board 10-0 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutions at the Shivaji Stadium. FCI led by four goals at half time. 
Mr S. S. Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab National Bank, meeting the young players who have been selected for the PNB Hockey Academy, which will start functioning from Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium in the Capital. Former Olympians Ajit Pal Singh and Harbinder Singh are also seen.
Mr S. S. Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab National Bank, meeting the young players

Oriental Bank earn full points
New Delhi, August 21
Oriental Bank of Commerce beat Employees State Insurance Corporation 4-3 and Urban Development Ministry beat Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) 2-0 in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday.

Ganga School win in women’s kabaddi
New Delhi, August 21
Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna, beat S P School, Nangloi, 62-59 in the Senior Regional Women’s Kabaddi Tournament, organised by Ganga International School. Savita Naine, Bonny and Ankita played well for Ganga as they scored a close victory and entered the quarter-final. In a basketball match, Ganga International School beat St Mary’s Senior Secondary School, Paschim Vihar, 35-10.


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