Wednesday, September 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Govt resolution for statehood today

‘Full statehood, a panacea’
New Delhi, September 10
“When will this business of experimenting with different models of statehood ever end?” an exasperated Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana asks of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and, reiterating his party’s position, says full statehood is the answer to all ills. 

Cong treads middle way
Sheila Dikshit New Delhi, September 10
A resolution for granting of statehood to the Government of NCT of Delhi will be introduced during Wednesday’s special session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly.

Many an obstacle in the path of CNG vehicles in Faridabad
Faridabad, September 10
While the Delhi Government has introduced CNG-run buses and autorickshaws and banned diesel-operated commercial vehicles to reduce pollution, such an option seems to be a distant dream in the NCR towns of Haryana even though Faridabad is among the 12 most polluted cities of the country.


Rohtak admn to verify age of old pensioners
Rohtak, September 10
The district administration has decided to verify the age of the beneficiaries of the old-age pension scheme from the birth registers maintained in the police stations. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that this was being done to weed out the ineligible persons getting pension from the government exchequer.

Jhajjar schools  in disrepair
Jhajjar, September 10
The students of the government schools in the district have been living under a constant threat to their lives, as most of the school buildings are quite old and in dangerous condition.

Truck mows down eight pavement-dwellers in Kirby Place
New Delhi, September 10
At least eight daily-wagers were killed and four seriously injured in a bizarre accident in the early hours of this morning when a truck climbed on the pavement on which they were sleeping and ploughed through them in the Kirby Place area, Delhi Cantonment.

The truck that killed eight persons who were sleeping on the pavement at Kirbi Place in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo
The truck that killed eight persons who were sleeping on the pavement

25 shops gutted in Sadar Bazar
New Delhi, September 10
More than 25 shops, including many godowns that contained highly inflammable items, were gutted and property worth lakhs of rupees destroyed in a fire that broke out today in Gandhi Market in the Sadar Bazar area. The fire continued for more than 15 hours.

Firemen try to douse a blaze that engulfed a building of Gandhi Market at Sader Bazar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Firemen try to douse a blaze that engulfed a building of Gandhi Market at Sader Bazar


Shiv Sainiks ransack  cinema, beat up manager
Meerut, September 10
Hundreds of frenzied Shiv Sainiks pelted stones and ransacked a cinema hall screening the movie, ‘Ek Chhoti Si Love Story’, today. Plaza cinema hall was screening it despite the ban on the release of the movie by the Mumbai High Court. They also allegedly manhandled the manager of the hall and beat up workers in the canteen.

‘Clean Haryana’ campaign from October 2
Sonepat, September 10
The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has decided to launch a special cleanliness campaign from October 2 in all districts of the state. This was stated by Mr Ajay Chautala, MP and president of the youth wing of the INLD, while addressing a party workers’ meeting here on Sunday evening.

Sonepat goes without water
Sonepat, September 10
The entire city remained waterless for more than six hours yesterday following disruption in the drinking water supply system. According to a report, thousands of residents, particularly women, faced inconvenience and were seen fetching water from far-off places.

Rohtak to have metalled roads along rail tracks
Rohtak, September 10
With a view to providing a new look to this ancient town, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has proposed the construction of metalled roads along the railway tracks within the municipal limits. The Ministry of Railways has agreed to the proposal in principle.

Commissioner expresses concern over abductions
Meerut, September 10
The Commissioner of the Meerut Division, Mr N. S. Ravi, has expressed concern and unhappiness over the increasing incidents of kidnapping and extortion in the division. He was talking at a meeting of District Magistrates and SSPs of the districts of the division at the Commissioner's conference room. 

NAD holds march for Sept 11 victims 
New Delhi, September 10
To pay homage to the thousands who lost their lives in the September 11 attack in the US last year, president of the National Akali Dal (NAD) Paramjeet Singh Pamma organised a special meeting in the Capital today.

Paramjeet Singh Pamma and activists of the National Akali Dal at the commemorative prayer meet, held to pay homage to those killed in the WTC attack in the USA, at Teen Murti in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Paramjeet Singh Pamma and activists of the National Akali Dal at the commemorative prayer meet, held to pay homage to those killed in the WTC attack

112 get police jobs on compassionate grounds
New Delhi, September 10
As many as 112 members of families of police officials, including 48 women, today received appointment letters on compassionate grounds from Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta.

All except two teachers found absent in school
Sonepat, September 10
Ms Shanti Dahiya, a Subdivisional Education Officer, conducted a surprise raid on a government high school at Khizarpur Majra village on Monday and found only two teachers on duty.

Some Vaastu tips for shopkeepers
Panipat, September 10
Here is a piece of advice for shopkeepers who are also Vaastu believers: The shop owner should arrange his seat in the south-west corner of the shop/office and the cash box should be kept at the north side and opened with the right hand.

Six of family die in Sumo-bus collision
Meerut, September 10
Six persons, including four women, died in a collision between a Tata Sumo and a UPSRTC bus on the Bijnor Boraj Road on Monday at about 8 pm. The deceased travelling in a Tata Sumo were from a single family and returning from Bijnor after performing a "god bharai" ceremony.


Bid to steal milch cattle foiled 
Sonepat, September 10
Armed members of the kachha-baniyan gang struck in Nahri village, 25 km from here, last night and made an unsuccessful attempt to take away milch animals worth several lakhs of rupees.

Three snatch Rs 1.3 lakh from factory workers
Jhajjar, September 10
Three unidentified armed desperadoes looted Rs 1.34 lakh and a scooter from two employees of a factory in the Modern Industrial Area (MIE), Bahadurgarh, in broad daylight today.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted
Rohtak, September 10
With the arrest of two youths today, the district police claimed to have busted a gang that was allegedly involved in snatching and stealing vehicles in the district.


Breakthrough in road lighting, thanks to Bajaj
New Delhi, September 10
Bajaj Electricals Ltd has come up with a breakthrough in road lighting. Trendsetter is a unique power saving concept. This concept aims at setting up a new trend in energy conservation in Indian roadway lighting. Trendsetter lights will illuminate the Phulwari Road at Pragati Maidan.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Mr Shekhar Bajaj at the launch of the energy-saving streetlights in the Capital.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Mr Shekhar Bajaj at the launch of the energy-saving streetlights

New water filter launched
New Delhi, September 10
Water treatment major Ion Exchange India Limited has launched Zero B Ultimate Watermart - a one-stop solution for all types of water-related problems. Launched initially at premium sanitary outlets in Delhi, Zero B Watermarts will soon be set up in major cities across India. 


This dreamer helps the deprived pick up IT skills
New Delhi, September 10
There were lucrative jobs galore on offer when he completed his bachelor’s degree with distinction in computer engineering in 1996 from Pune University. Certain top companies approached him but merely earning money was not his sole motive. He wanted to do something different from the rest.

DUTA-UGC stand-off: Students’ interest hangs in balance
New Delhi, September 10
The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) commenced its week-long strike today. Protesting against the UGC regulations, the DUTA undertook the ‘Save Higher Education Week’ to safeguard higher education against the “government intentions of commercialisation”.


Subcontinent design czars get ready for wedding season
The wedding season is just round the corner and the preparations for it is in full swing. For a country where preparations for the wedding start sooner than required, bridal finery is something to look out for. After the ‘Brides and the Grooms’ exhibition left the Capital wanting for more, we are already geared up to put the glares back on. The dazzling bridal wear is to be exhibited soon at a three-day ‘Bridal Asia 2002,’ an annual event that will showcase the catch for would be brides and grooms. The event, scheduled to be held from October 12 to 14, would bring designers and craftsmen from countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka under one roof along with their Indian counterparts. Glitzy bridal wear
  • Nail and hand care
  • Family lipsticks


Workshop on  hospital equipment
apt Inder Singh (retd), MP, has appreciated the efforts made by the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) to reduce the downtime of health care equipment by imparting training to hospital technicians and doctors in the repair and maintenance of their equipment. He was addressing the doctors of Pt B. D. Sharma PGIMS and peripheral hospitals of the district here after inaugurating a training programme on ‘Repair and Maintenance of Biomedical Instruments for Hospital Technicians and Doctors’ on Monday.


Salwan Boys lift Ramjas cricket title
New Delhi, September 10
A fiery bowling spell of 4 for 39 by left-arm spinner Ashutosh Sharma helped Salwan Boys School, Rajinder Nagar, defeat hosts Ramjas School No 2 by 21 runs and lift the first Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground. Ashutosh Sharma was declared the man of the match.
Former Test player Yashpal Sharma presenting the Ramjas Cricket Trophy to the Salwan Boys School team captain.
Former Test player Yashpal Sharma presenting the Ramjas Cricket Trophy

Ravindra School record convincing victory
New Delhi, September 10
Half centuries by Sandeep Karki and Tushar and a fine all-round performance by Shwej Khan helped Ravindra Public School beat Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan by six wickets in the opening match of the second Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy played at the Mont Fort School ground, Ashok Vihar. 

Chetan Chauhan to head DDCA senior selection panel
New Delhi, September 10
Former Test opener Chetan Chauhan will be the chairman of a ten-member senior selection committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) to pick the Ranji Trophy and Under-25 teams. Other members in the committee are: Sunil Dev (convenor), Anil Jain, Surender Khanna, Sunil Khanna, Venkat Sundaram, Rajiv Vinayak (manager), D.S. Bawa (manager, Ranji one-day squad), Gursharan Singh (coach of Under-25) and Rakesh Shukla (manager, Under-25). 

DPS down Army Public 
New Delhi, September 10
Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road downed Army Public School (APS), Dhaula Kuan 2-1 in the Timex Kick-off 2010 Inter-School Football League for classes six and seven played on Monday.

St. Marks, Tagore International win
New Delhi, September 10
St. Marks School defeated St. Xavier’s School 2-0 in the Nivia Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. Mayur scored the first goal in the seventh minute while Sahil accounted for the second goal in the 37th minute.

Win for Dronacharya College in MDU handball
Rohtak, September 10
Dronacharya College, Gurgaon, won the Maharshi Dayanand University Inter-College Handball Championship by defeating Maharani Kishori Devi Jat Kanya College by a big margin of 22-10. At the half time, Dronacharya College led by a score of 14-4.


Missing sarpanch dismissed
he sarpanch of Jakhoda village, Jagbir Singh, was dismissed from his post by the Deputy Commissioner, acting under Section 51-3 (c) of the Panchayati Raj Act, today. He has been missing since March 7 and thus had not been attending office.


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