Thursday, September 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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All singing the same statehood song now
New Delhi, September 11
After a five-hour-long debate, the Delhi Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution seeking statehood for Delhi by bringing about major institutional and structural reforms based on broad consensus.

MC officials getting their just deserts, inspector suspended
Panipat, September 11
The anti-corruption campaign launched by the Municipal Council (MC) president, Mr Sanjay Bhatia, entered the decisive phase today with the suspension of the building inspector Ashok Madan.

Why do sportswomen miss the bull’s eye?
Faridabad, September 11
The three-day state level women sports festival, which concluded here today, has not only exposed some of the chinks in the organising armour, but also brought forth some issues needed to be addressed to improve the standard of women’s sports.

ON SONG: Actress and singer Gauri Karnik wearing an ActionAid sash at the press conference on the eve of Sur Première.

76 pc kharif crops run to seed in Jhajjar
Rohtak, September, 11
Nearly 76 per cent of the kharif crops have been damaged in the drought-prone Jhajjar district due to failure of the monsoon this year. The Deputy Commissioner, Jhajjar, Mr Mohinder Kumar, told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that the farmers had sown various kharif crops on an area of 94,752 hectare believing that the monsoon would arrive on time.

Delhi becomes a byword for crimes 
New Delhi, September 11
The national Capital has attained the dubious distinction of being also the ‘crime capital’ by topping the crime graph in the country for the year 2000. These startling facts were revealed during the annual press conference of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which has been collecting and compiling crime data from all states in the country.

Fugitive ex-minister held from court premises
Gurgaon, September 11
The state police Vigilance Bureau has finally succeeded in arresting Dr Dharambir Yadav, a former minister in the Bansi Lal Cabinet, from the premises of the district courts here today afternoon. Dr Yadav had been evading arrest for the last more than 10 months.

DDPO to  educate  masses on  welfare plans
Gurgaon, September 11
The office of the District Development and Panchayat Officer has launched a mass contact programme to educate the elected members of village panchayats and villagers on the development programmes initiated by the government.


Haryana VAT Act will be ‘fair’ to all
Gurgaon, September 11
The draft of the VAT Act of Haryana is ready and the government machinery is in all preparedness to implement it on April 1, 2003, announced Mr M. L. Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Excise and Taxation, Government of Haryana, at a seminar on value-added tax (VAT) organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region, here today.

INLD set to enter Rajasthan poll fray
Rewari, September 11
Ever since its success at the hustings both during the parliamentary elections as well as the assembly poll in Haryana, the INLD has been making earnest endeavours to broaden its base in the Hindi heartland in a bid to register its presence on the national political scene. Its massive participation in the recent assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh may well be viewed as a part of this prospective expansion exercise.

HVP criticises govt’s trade policies
Gurgaon, September 11
The ‘Vyapar Cell’ of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) today accused the ruling INLD government in the state of adopting retrogressive policies against the industrialists and traders. 

Jhajjar tops in implementing Rojgar Yojna
Jhajjar, September 11
The district has gained the first position in the state in implementation of the Sampoorna Gram Rojgar Yojna by utilising the 100 per cent grain stock and 91 per cent fund as cash, under the scheme.

Social insurance for women in unorganised sector sought
New Delhi, September 11
Social insurance for women, particularly in the unorganised sector, is the need of the hour. This becomes particularly important as it is the unorganised sector that generates 90 per cent of the jobs in the country, said Mr Jairam Ramesh, joint secretary, Economic Affairs, AICC, while addressing a workshop on ‘investments and finance’ organised by the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in association with HDFC here today.

Rainwater enters houses in Sonepat
Sonepat, September 11
The heaviest downpour of the monsoon this year put the sewage and rainwater drainage system out of gear in this city last evening. According to a report, the rain submerged several areas in knee-deep water due to defective drainage system. 

WTC victims remembered
New Delhi, September 11
The International Council of Punjabis (ICP) today held a special ceremony in the Capital to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attack last year.

Govt staff hold gate meetings
Panipat, September 11
For the third day today, government employees of the district continued their gate meetings in support of their demands. At a gate meeting at the Main Electricity Office, held under the presidentship of Mr Narinder Khokhar, district president of the All Haryana Power Corporation Workers Union, the lopsided policies of the Centre and the Haryana Government came in for severe criticism.

Call for uniform sales tax on insulin 
New Delhi, September 11
A uniform sales tax policy on insulin across the country and a preferably a zero per cent tax, are perhaps the only way to discourage people from smuggling the life-saving injection, insulin, point out medicos.

Fast unto death
ctivists of the Dalit Kisan Sangharsh Samiti began a fast unto death demanding an increase in the compensation for the land acquired by the government in the Ganga Nagar area. The president of the Dalit forum, Dalchand Dalit and Hazi Amir Ahmad addressed the activists.


Five of Bangala gang nabbed
Sonepat, September 11
A joint team of the special staff of Sonepat police and the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) staff has succeeded in arresting five members of the Sheikh Bangala gang, including its leader, while they were planning to commit dacoities in houses of Sector 23, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, here last night.

Newly married woman shot by husband
Sonepat, September 11
Rajni, an 18-year-old young housewife, was shot dead allegedly by her husband Dharminder at Rewli village, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday. According to a report, the murder followed the non-compliance with the in-laws demand for Rs 50,000 in cash and a scooter as dowry.

Three held for murder, auto thefts 
New Delhi, September 11
With the arrest of Roshan, Pawan and Manoj the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out four cases of murder, one robbery and three cases of auto theft committed in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Two crushed to death 
Panipat, September 11
Two workers were crushed to death on the premises of a factory at Noorwala, near here, last night. According to information, the workers were accidentally crushed under a tank weighing around 12 tonnes when the tank was being fitted into a plant.


After the DUSU euphoria, the DUTA deluge
Even before the euphoria and disappointment after the annual polls of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) had sunk in, the teaching community in the university has announced an elaborate agitation plan to protest against the University Grants Commission’s (UGC’s) high-handedness. Among other things, the teachers of Delhi University, under the aegis of Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA), are currently on a week-long strike to press for their demands. Effectively, this has relegated academics to the background. Incidentally, the new academic session (2002-03) has been marred by several incidents adversely affecting the academic calendar. 
Teachers, students and karamcharis of Delhi University stage a dharna in front of the UGC office in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Teachers, students and karamcharis of Delhi University stage a dharna in front of the UGC office
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Students protest against ‘dictatorial’ policies 
Meerut, September 11
Hundreds of students from five Engineering colleges protested against the dictatorial policies of the Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, in front of the Collectorate here.


Indian crafts going to win German hearts
New Delhi, September 11
Indian crafts and arts have found admirers all over the globe. The domestic as well as the international markets find themselves constantly entreated for exotic Indian crafts. Indian craftsmen will be a part of the three-day International Gift and Consumer Product Fair in Germany late this week. The fair, Cadeaux 2002, will display designs of a wide variety of lifestyles and home products.
Auf wiedersehen: Indian handicraft products to be on display at Germany consumer fair.
Auf wiedersehen

Hungarian treat for art aficionados
New Delhi, September 11
Art lovers in the Capital will find plenty to gaze at, courtesy a Hungarian collage that was unveiled here on Tuesday. The collage is a collection of seven outstanding contemporary artists from Hungary. The exhibition is centred around the genre and technique of collage. Obsolete criterion of purity of genre collage somehow finds no mention, claim the artists.

Delhiites get taste of Kerala backwaters 
New Delhi, September 11
Kumarakom Lake Resort, on oasis of eternal calm, brought the backwaters experience close to the Delhiites on Saturday at Dilli Haat. The resort, in the heart of Kerala’s lake country, offered a taste of the culture and cuisine of Kerala along with a dance and martial arts performance.

CASTING A SPELL: Radha Marar performing a Mohiniyattam dance at an event organised by Kumarakom Lake Resort at Dilli Haat in the Capital.


YMCA chalks out a hectic sports calendar 
New Delhi, September 11
The New Delhi YMCA is famous for the excellent boxing championship its conducts every year than any other sporting activity it indulges in, though the Jai Sigh Road complex has facilities for a number of sports. No wonder, the YMCA also organises other sports events, but on a low-key basis, and as a result, its sporting feats by and large go unnoticed.

Sahara changes sponsorship logo
New Delhi, September 11
The ICC-BCCI tussle had the biggest fall out on the Sahara India Pariwar, the sponsors of the Indian cricket team, as they were forced to change the logo used for the sponsorship, in order to protect the interest of the players. Instead of “Sahara”, it’s now “Subrata”.

AIR to broadcast ICC commentary
New Delhi, September 11
All-India Radio (AIR) will broadcast live commentary of nine important matches of the ICC Champions Trophy Cricket Championship, starting in Colombo (Sri Lanka), today.

Kamal mounts photo exhibition
New Delhi, September 11
Ace sports photo journalist Kamal Sharma mounted a photo exhibition on “September 11th New York” at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in New Delhi on September 10. The exhibition will be on till September 15, and public can have a peep at the evocative photographs of the New York tragedy, from 11 am to 5 pm.
‘Cricketer of the Century’ Kapil Dev lights the lamp at the photo exhibition mounted by ace sports photo journalist Kamal Sharma at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
‘Cricketer of the Century’ Kapil Dev lights the lamp at the photo exhibition mounted by ace sports photo journalist Kamal Sharma

Young Boys Club, Raisina Club win
New Delhi, September 11
Young Boys Club and Raisina Club recorded victories in the Warm-up Football Tournament being organised for the DSA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Division Clubs at the Ambedkar Stadium.

Fr. Mermier Memorial tourneys from September 20
New Delhi, September 11
The Fr. Peter Mermier Memorial Tournaments in football (junior boys), basketball (senior boys and junior girls) and volleyball (junior girls) will be held from September 20 on the occasion of the silver jubilee of St. Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri.

Team MRF win second title
New Delhi, September 11
Team MRF Tyres’ Stuart Warren (Darryl Judd), driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo7, emerged triumphant in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Group N for the team’s second consecutive rally victory in the 2002 championship.




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