Tuesday, September 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Cong, Centre tussle to showcase Metro
New Delhi, September 2
No quarters will be given and none taken as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) prepare to square off in the NCT of Delhi and states where Assembly elections are due in the next 12-odd months. Every goal scored counts, so what if the “ball” is Delhi Metro?

BJP smells a rat in MCD move to 
privatise toll tax
New Delhi, September 2
Mr Vijender Kumar Gupta, Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, today demanded a high-level probe by an outside agency into the privatisation of toll tax.

A hanger in heaven A hanger in heaven. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

BEAUTY POLL? NSUI presidential candidate for DUSU poll Ragini Nayak releasing her union’s manifesto at a press conference

ABVP secretarial candidate Dipti Rawat canvassing at Hansraj College
ABVP secretarial candidate Dipti Rawat canvassing at Hansraj College in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Govt abandons zero transfer policy
Faridabad, September 2
The failure to effect routine transfers in the Municipal Corporation is largely responsible for the corruption in the civic body. This realisation has suddenly dawned on the state government, which is now determined to make the transfers of MCF employees a routine affair.

Hardly an August month in Bulandshahr
Noida, September 2
Criminals seem to have had a field day in Bulandshahr with as many as 18 persons getting murdered in August itself. The police have given a dismal account of themselves in tracking the perpetrators down or solving the murder mysteries.

Shakeel’s aide held near restaurant 
New Delhi, September 2
The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Shah Mohammad alias Sham Mohammad, one of the associates of Chhota Shakeel and Anis Ibrahim, brother of Dawood Ibrahim, last night near a restaurant in Connaught Place and recovered a revolver and six live cartridges from his possession. 

This radiotherapy machine needs to be put on the drip 
Meerut, September 2
Need radiotherapy? Go to Delhi. The radiotherapy machine of the LLRM Hospital of the Medical College here has not been operational for more than one and a half years now. Even the doctors of the radiotherapy department have been transferred.


Khurana gives tips to regularise illegal colonies
New Delhi, September 2
Mr Madan Lal Khurana wants all unauthorised colonies built in the Capital up to March 31, 2002 regularised. He also desires stringent action against builders and colonisers who grab government land and build residential areas on them. Isn’t there a contradiction in terms? None, he believes, because considering the needs of 40 lakh people staying in 1,600 unauthorised colonies, “there is no other option but to regularise them”.

Rs 50,000 to kin of child victims 
New Delhi, September 2
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today visited the families of the three girls and two boys who lost their lives in the fire that destroyed a portion of the Shiv Shakti Temple in J Block, Vishnu Garden in Tri Nagar, West Delhi, over the weekend.

Cops ‘reluctant’ to rescue missing girl
New Delhi, September 2
The Delhi Police are allegedly showing reluctance at rescuing a girl, who had been reported missing from her residence in the first week of last month, even after her father informed the cops of her whereabouts. 

NCM missive to police chief on kirpan issue
New Delhi, September 2
The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) vice-chairman, Mr Tarlochan Singh, has written a letter to the Commissioner of Police, Mr R S Gupta, urging him to inquire into an incident involving the Lok Sabha MP, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, who was prohibited from carrying a kirpan in Tihar Jail.

12,000 acres in Panipat drought-hit
Panipat, September 2
An area of 12,406 acres, out of the total cultivable area of 1,03,124 acres, has been found to be drought-hit in the district following a survey by the district administration.

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A house for feathered  postmen
Alwar, September 2
Thanks to the initiative of a senior citizen, the pigeons of Alwar have a new home. A nine-storey pigeon house has been inaugurated to keep the postmen of yore warm and snug complete with the facilities like food and water.


Dacoity foiled as six fall in police net
Sonepat, September 2
The Kharkhauda police has arrested six robbers in a raid on their hideout at Rohna road while they were planning to loot a petrol station near Kharkhauda town, about 19 km from here, last night.

Three shot dead in group clash
Sonepat, September 2
Three youths belonging to one group were shot dead by members of another group in a clash that took place in the Gokul Nagar area on the Rohtak road here on Sunday evening.

Delhi doctor arrested for daylight murder
New Delhi, September 2
The South district police today arrested a medical practitioner from Harkesh Nagar who was allegedly involved in a daylight murder. A country-made pistol, one live cartridge and one fired cartridge were seized from his possession.

Abduction of wife: Man urges SP to book case 
Sonepat, September 2
Mr Sahib Dayal, a resident of Nagar village, today urged the Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, to direct the police to register a criminal case against those persons responsible for the kidnapping of his wife.

Car, pistols seized from three
Jhajjar, September 2
The Bahadurgarh police today arrested three persons and seized two pistols, seven cartridges and a stolen Maruti car from them. According to information, Anand of Bupenia village was arrested with a country-made pistol and two cartridges in the Housing Board colony.


A technology treat at Transport India
New Delhi, September 2
The Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit, today inaugurated the International Trade Fair for Transport and Logistics sector showcasing the dynamics, latest developments and technology in the Capital today. The trade fair focuses on logistics and technology concepts for passengers and freight transport by water, land and air. It has been organised to bring on a common platform members from the government, service companies, logistics operators, importers and legal professionals.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the inauguration of Transport India 2002 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the inauguration of Transport India 2002 at Pragati Maidan


Rajiv Khanna
‘College authorities come under political pressure’
attle-lines are drawn for the election of a new set of office-bearers for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU). The campaign reaches a feverish pitch amidst a virtual show of strength by the contesting parties for the DUSU elections scheduled to be held on September 6. 
Prof Rajiv Khanna, Chief Election Officer, Delhi University.


Three get life term for double murder
Panipat, September 2
The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R. C. Bansal, today sentenced three persons to life imprisonment for a double murder that took place on March 30, 1996 at Samalkha, about 22 km from here. The convicts — Dharam Singh, Rajinder, both residents of Samalkha, and Ram Niwas, a resident of Jind — had killed Sadhu Ram and his wife on that day.


Global contours blur in the art world
New Delhi, September 2
There has been a giant leap in the visual art world in the past five years. With internationalisation, globalisation and liberalisation in India, the art world too was bound to be transformed as never before. After World War II New York became the benchmark for contemporary art even though cities like Paris, London, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Kassel, Venice, Madrid, Berlin etc saw a continued activity in the field.
Abhay Gaekwad’s work forms part of “Borderless Terrain”,
Abhay Gaekwad’s work forms part of “Borderless Terrain”, an exhibition which opens on September 9 at India Habitat Centre.


Oriental Bank rout FCI in DSA League
New Delhi, September 2
Oriental Bank of Commerce recorded a facile 4-0 victory against Food Corporation of India (FCI), Headquarters, in a Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.
FIFA representative Dato Paul Mony Samuel (extreme right) and AFC’s head of Technical Development Alex Soosay (second from right) with AIFF secretary Alberto Colaco (second from left) and officials of the Delhi Soccer Association when they visited the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Official timekeepers of Asiad
New Delhi, September 2
The Swiss watch-makers, Longines and Tissot, companies of the Swatch Group, announced their partnership again this year as official time-keepers of the 14th Asian Games to be held in Busan (Korea) from September 29 to October 14.

12 teams for Gupta Memorial tournament 
New Delhi, September 2
The second All-India C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy, to be organised by the K N Colts Club, will be held from September 17 at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar.

Atherton to feature on Harsha Online
New Delhi, September 2
Former England captain and opening batsman Michael Atherton will be the special guest on Harsha Online, the interactive one-hour programme pioneered by ESPN Star Sports, presented by Harsha Bhogle on Wednesday, September 4, at 6.30 p.m.

Indian women pugilists win 2 golds
New Delhi, September 2
Indian women annexed two gold and two bronze medals in the fifth International Witch Boxing Cup held at Pecs, Hungary, from August 28 to 31. A six-member Indian senior women’s boxing team participated in the event. M.Merrycom of Manipur lifted a gold in the 45 kg category while Meena Kumari of Haryana fetched the 48 kg gold.

Haryana school beat Tagore Int.
New Delhi, September 2
Government Boys School, Mahendergarh (Haryana) trounced Tagore International School 3-0 in an Under-19 match of the All-India Nivia Football Tournament for Schools at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.


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