Tuesday, September 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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CM studies ‘workable’ model
New Delhi, September 9
Having sought rationalisation of the powers vested in the Lieutenant-Governor vis-ŕ-vis the Government of NCT of Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit knows the onus is now on her to come up with a ‘workable’ model of statehood for the NCT of Delhi.

We’ve a common aim: L-G
New Delhi, September 9
The Lieutenant-Governor breaks his silence. Only to end up tying himself in knots. Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor is emphatic that no powers have been taken away from the popular, duly elected Sheila Dikshit Ministry.

Mr Vijai Kapoor at a press conference on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

‘Incompetent’ IGL in dock
New Delhi, September 9
The Supreme Court came down heavily on the Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) today when it admitted that it had given wrong figures to the court on its CNG dispensation capacity three years ago, leading to rejection of all pleas to reconsider the order for complete conversion of the 10,000-strong city bus fleet into a single-fuel CNG mode.

A ramp-scorcher in a J.J. Valaya ensemble
A ramp-scorcher in a J.J. Valaya ensemble in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Teenagers skate on thin ice
Faridabad, September 9
Driving vehicles by underage persons in the town has became a menace but the traffic and police authorities seem to be least bothered. The matter has become so serious that even senior administrative officials have expressed concern over the trend.

Civic body sprints to meet target
Gurgaon, September 9
The local municipality is bending over backward to achieve its target of house tax and emerge as the first one in Haryana to have done so before others. According to an official source, the target for the areas in the city falling in the municipal limits under the revised house tax scheme applicable to the entire state is Rs 2.52 crore. The collection so far is to the tune of Rs 1.80 crore.

New cancer test facility at AIIMS soon
New Delhi, September 9
Delhi and Hyderabad will shortly have a facility to detect cervical cancer at an early stage, the most common disease which kills nearly 90,000 women every year. The recently introduced Hybrid Capture 2 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test promises to detect the presence of high-risk HPV types much before the abnormal cellular changes are identifiable by Pap Smear Test.


Ajay Chautala ‘fails’ to unveil Tau’s statue
Panipat, September 9
The next assembly elections may be about two years away but the chinks in the ruling INLD have already started appearing. The latest in the series is the “failure” of an MP, Mr Ajay Chautala, to unveil the statue of his grandfather and a former Deputy Prime Minister, Tau Devi Lal, at Bawail village near here last night allegedly after the “protest” by the Cooperation Minister, Mr Kartar Singh Bhadana.

HVPN ‘lenient’ with govt defaulters 
Faridabad, September 9
Although the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN), formerly known as State Electricity Board, have been prompt in taking action, including disconnection of power supply, against domestic consumers who fail to deposit their power bills on time, the Nigam seems to be ‘lenient’ with the various government departments and its offices who default on this account.

HVP demands white paper on drought relief claim
Rewari, September 9
Mr Anil Rao, state general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), has urged the Haryana Government to come out with a white paper regarding its claim that it had submitted a detailed report on drought to the Centre, seeking a financial assistance of Rs 1,100 crore as drought relief fund.

Bansi criticises Chautala for anti-people policies
Sonepat, September 9
Bansi Lal, the former Chief Minister and the supremo of the Haryana Vikas Party said the people were fed up with the present Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) government, headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

Insufficient rain affects sowing of kharif crops
Sonepat, September 9
Lack of monsoon rain has adversely hit the sowings of kharif crops in Sonepat district. The farmers of the area have failed to sow at least 33 per cent of the cultivable land on account of this shortfall in rain this season.

Global meet on mountain women in Bhutan
New Delhi, September 9
‘Celebrating Mountain Women’, an international gathering being organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Mountain Forum as a part of the activities under the UN-sponsored International Year of the Mountains (IYM) in 2002, will be held in Bhutan from October 1 to October 4.
‘Celebrating Mountain Women’ to be held in Bhutan
‘Celebrating Mountain Women’ to be held in Bhutan will bring together over 200 representatives of NGOs, women’s groups and academics. 

Giving a new vision of hope to the blind 
New Delhi, September 9
Lakhan, a Vth class student never thought that he could ever attend school again. He had met with an accident while flying kite in which he had damaged his cornea. A team of doctors at the Venu Eye Hospital treated him and made it possible for him to attend school like any other child.

Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi participating in a function organised by Venu Eye Hospital in the Capital. 
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi participating in a function

‘Teachers alone cannot bring about a change’
ayshree Oza is the founder director of the Centre for Education Management and Development, a non-profit Non-government organisation that works in the field of management in school education system.

CEA chief gets IEE award 
New Delhi, September 9
.Mr H. L. Bajaj, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority, has been conferred the ‘Outstanding Engineer Award’ by the International Branch of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
  • Lecture on ‘Gujral doctrine’
  • IIT-JEE: Enrolling date extended

23 employees found absent
Rohtak, September 9
The City Magistrate, Mr G. L. Yadav, carried out a sudden inspection in four departments and found 23 employees absent from their duties this morning. According to official sources, the City Magistrate inspected the office of the District Transport officer at 9.10 am and found Ms Rajrani, accountant, and Mr Rajkumar, stenographer, absent from duties.
  • Installation of bust flayed
  • ‘Sarkar Apke Dwar’

Forest dept staff to hold rally
Sonepat, September 9
The Forest Department Mazdoor Union has decided to hold a massive demonstration in front of the office of the Divisional Forest Officer here on September 11 in support of its long-standing demands.

Power for all by 2012: Union Minister
New Delhi, September 9
Union Minister of Power Anand G. Geete today said his ministry was determined to ensure 'power for all' by year 2012 through an integrated approach to tackle power shortage in the country.


Doctor robbed
New Delhi:
Two unidentified youths reportedly robbed a person travelling in his car of his valuables today morning near the Malviya Nagar red light in South District. The incident occurred around 9.30 in the morning when the victim, Dr R. S. Rakesh, was in his Indica car and two youths in their early twenties gained entry into his car.

PNB distributes new coins, notes
New Delhi, September 9
Keeping in view of the problems faced by the general public on account of the soiled and mutilated currency notes and shortage of coins, Punjab National Bank (PNB) distributed coins and new currency notes amounting to Rs 1.15 crore in the Capital.

Mr R. K. Sharma, deputy general manager, PNB (Delhi zone), gives new coins to a customer during a special campaign.
Mr R. K. Sharama, deputy general manager, PNB ,

Lamp company aims for high growth in region
New Delhi, September 9
The Osram group, manufacturers of various varieties of lamps (for general lighting, photo optics, automotive lighting), is expecting tremendous growth in the Indian market.


DUTA to launch 'Save Higher Education Week' today
New Delhi, September 9
Seven thousand teachers from 66 colleges of the Delhi University go on a week-long strike commencing tomorrow. The protest, termed as 'Save Higher Education Week', by the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) is in response to its unresolved standoff with the University Grants Commission (UGC) over certain directives pertaining to teachers' workload.


India to play against Uzbek soccer team
New Delhi, September 9
The Indian football team, presently undergoing a coaching at Jamshedpur in preparation of the Asian Games to be held in Busan (South Korea) from September 29 to October 14, will play two exhibition matches against Uzbekistan, at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi on September 15 and September 18.

Uma urges sportswomen to bring more medals
Faridabad, September 9
Union Coal and Mines Minister Uma Bharti has called upon the women players of Haryana to prepare themselves for getting gold and other medals in International events like Asian Games and Olympics.

Vijay, Gaurav shine in J K Tyre Racing
New Delhi, September 9
B Vijay Kumar, in a pulsating exhibition of his latent talent to the fullest, won both the races of the Saloon Class while Kamlesh Patel finished second in both the races after a close fight with Kumar, in the opening round of the JK Tyre National Racing Championship 2002 at the Sriperumbedur Race Track near Chennai. Radha Sevarajan finished third in both the races.

Nehru Hockey to kick off with girls’ tourney
New Delhi, September 9
The Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society will begin the 2002 season with the ninth Girls Tournament (Under-17) to be held at the Shivaji Stadium from October 11 to 18.

‘Cosmo Films has given my career a new lease’
New Delhi, September 9
Vijay Kumar, star golfer on the Hero Honda Golf Tour, left for China on Monday morning to participate in the Volvo China Open from where he will proceed to Chinese-Taipae to play in the ACER Taiwan Open.

Indian team participate in Triple A finals
New Delhi, September 9
A seven-member Indian team of the National Sports Dance and Fitness Federation, consisting of six athletes and one coach, participated in the American Aerobic Association Triple A 2002 Grand finals in Dallas, United States, from August 22 to 25.

North India climbing competition
New Delhi, September 9
The eighth North India Sports Climbing Competition will be organised by the Ramjas Sports and Mountaineering Institute, West Patel Nagar, from September 27 to 29. The competition will be sponsored by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

Young Boys, Uttrakhand earn full points
New Delhi, September 9
Young Boys trounced Union Football Club 5-0 and Uttrakhand Club beat Shastri Club 1-0 in the warm-up tournament being conducted for the Delhi Soccer Association A and B Division clubs by the Delhi Veterans Football Club at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.


DP panel sets out steps to curb eve-teasing 
New Delhi, September 9
Concerned over the growing incidents of eve-teasing in the Capital, the Delhi Police have constituted a special committee to tackle the malaise and to recommend ways and means to curb it.


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