Friday, September 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Two electrocuted in New Friends Colony
New Delhi, September 12
Two persons, including the wife of a marble contractor, died a painful death after being electrocuted in New Friends Colony in the evening. The rainwater entered the house of the contractor Ram Dani Pandey and when his wife Parveen (45) and their tenant Manoj (28) tried to remove the water from inside the house, they received shock from it.

CM scans ‘Delhi 21’ papers for a cure-all
New Delhi, September 12
“A place where 50 per cent of the population live in unauthorised and illegal settlements.” “Where civic services are woefully inadequate.” 

Sharma, a will-o’-the-wisp
New Delhi, September 12
Almost six weeks after he virtually disappeared from the scene, the Delhi Police are still clueless about the whereabouts of senior Haryana cadre Indian Police Service officer Ravi Kant Sharma, wanted in connection with the Shivani Bhatnagar murder.


Season’s highest rainfall recorded
Faridabad, September 12
The district recorded one of the highest rainfalls of the season in the past 24 hours. According to information from the weather department, Faridabad town had a rainfall of about 35 mm up to 8 am today. As the rains have been continuous, this figure is likely to be crossed over in the next 24 hours. Hodal and Palwal, both subdivisional towns in the district, had 57 and 54 mm of rain respectively till 8 this morning.
Some bellyache about inclement weather, others seem to be on cloud nine, bringing out colourful brollies
Some bellyache about inclement weather, others seem to be on cloud nine, bringing out colourful brollies.—Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

SC gives a green light to NCERT
New Delhi, September 12
With the Supreme Court giving a go-ahead for implementing the National Curriculum Framework 2002 today, the NCERT is ready to supply books to the students who had to do without texts for the last couple of months.


BJP picks holes in drought relief policy
Dharuhera (Rewari), September 12
Apprehensive of earning the wrath of the residents of South Haryana, mainly dominated by the farming community, for being an ally of the ruling INLD, the BJP has joined issue on the compensation to the drought-hit farmers.

Bansi promises  24-hour power  if elected
Sonepat, September 12
A former Chief Minister and the supremo of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), Mr Bansi Lal, has said that if his party came to power after the next assembly elections, the farmers of the state would be supplied round-the-clock electricity. He would also grant unemployment allowance to the jobless youths, he promised.

Rs 11-cr water supply project for Jhajjar 
Jhajjar, September 12
Finally, there is good news for the thirsty populace of this historical town. The National Capital Region (NCR) Development Board has sanctioned a Rs 11 crore water supply project for Jhajjar town. A waterworks would be built on the Chhara road, 3 km from here. 

DDA to develop bio-diversity park
New Delhi, September 12
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), in collaboration with the Centre for Environment Management of Degraded Ecosystem (CEMDE), University of Delhi, is undertaking the establishment of a bio-diversity park in Wazirabad and Jharoda Majra village in North district of the Capital.

A flyover that adds to parking woes
New Delhi, September 12
The second flyover, which was completed at a cost of Rs 30 crore by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Nangal Raya, primarily aimed at easing the traffic woes, is more of a nuisance for the residents than of any great use to them.
A Delhi headache
A Delhi headache: Traffic snarls have become a routine at the Nehru Place flyover. The flyover was constructed to ease the congestion in this area, but has only added to it. — Photo by Anil Sharma

One killed, 5 hurt in Geeta Colony mishap
New Delhi, September 12
One person died and five were injured in an accident in the Geeta Colony area of East district last evening. The deceased was identified as Davinder (20). The injured, Kunal, Bijju, Prakash, Atif and Sachin were admitted to a nearby hospital where their condition is stated to be serious.

Meat shops to be shifted to new market
Faridabad, September 12
The district administration has proposed to shift all the meat shops of the town to one place. A meeting of the local administration, chaired by the Deputy Commissioner, was held in this connection.
  • Directive to MDU
  • 1 killed in bus-truck collision
  • Rain disrupts life
  • Demonstration


Criminals loot at will as police fiddle with FIRs
Jhajjar, September 12
A string of looting incidents in the Modern Industrial Estate (MIE) in Bahadurgarh town has debunked the claims of the district police on the security arrangements. These incidents have sent shock waves among the industrialists.

Racket in appointing teachers in MCD schools unearthed 
New Delhi, September 12
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch on Thursday claimed to have busted a racket of criminals who had appointed primary teachers in MCD schools by fraudulent means. 

Rail mishap victim’s body awaited
Sonepat, September 12
Relatives of a Rajdhani Express mishap victim are still waiting for the body of Mr Raghbir Baghai (42) of this city whose death has been confirmed by the Railways. According to a report, the parents of the victim have already arrived at the site of the accident to bring back the body of their son to this city.


Pragati Maidan going to break new ground
New Delhi, September 12
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is planning to increase utilisation of exhibition facilities in Pragati Maidan by attracting new exhibitions, fairs, conferences, AGMs and other events. A meeting with the organisers of exhibitions was held last week.


MDU non-teaching staff decry admn’s ‘jackboot’
Rohtak, September 12
A majority of the members and office-bearers of Maharshi Dayanand University Non-teaching Employees’ Association are up in arms against the “dictatorial” and “discriminatory” attitude of the university administration.

Teachers brave rain, hold dharna
New Delhi, September 12
On the third day of the weeklong strike by teachers of Delhi University teachers came from the furthest corners of Delhi, braved pouring and incessant rain and assembled in hundreds outside Lady Shri Ram College to hold a dharna.


Kavita depicts her pain via painting & dance
As our ‘global family’ undergoes the trauma of suffering after of a ‘sub-human’ kind. The attack on World Trade Centre, the Arab-Israel tension, the killing fields in Bosnia-Herzgovina, Gujarat killings and so on. And we are engulfed with the currents of overwhelming ‘fury’ and abysmal ‘pathos’. An artist can relives these tragedies with fellow beings, but more than that, the artist mirror them too. “These tragic events hit me with intensity and I could not cope with except by grappling with them into the world of my paintings and my dance,” says the eminent Kathkali dancer, Kavita Nayar. The emotions of “Fury and Pathos” were displayed in a unique way at an exhibition, by noted Kathakali dancer Kavita Nayar, at the Lalit Kala Academy, and will be on till September 19.

An artwork of Anjana, Neeta and Shruti.
An artwork of Anjana, Neeta and Shruti
  • Earth beckons them
  • Trio’s treasures


MCD launches programme to check schoolkids’ health
Health Mela to focus on women
New Delhi, September 12
To ensure that students enrolled in the Municipal Corporation-run schools in the Capital are free from ailments, the MCD has launched the ‘Special School Health Check-Up Programme 2002’. In a similar programme launched last year, the MCD completed the medical check-up of more than 7.1 lakh students, which accounted for 87 per cent of the total enrolment.


Three-way tie for lead in Open Golf
New Delhi, September 12
Rookie golfer Ashok Kumar and star player Mukesh Kumar blasted five-under 65 each to join Rohtas Singh atop the leader-board even as local hero Loganathan Gopi aced the first hole of his professional career in the second round of the Rs 6 lakh Hyundai Open 2002 being played at the par-70, Madras Gymkhana Club course, according information available in Delhi.

N P Singh leads in Bowling Championship
New Delhi, September 12
N P Singh scored 1085 in his six games with an average of 181 per game to take the lead at the ColorPlus National Bowling Championship qualifiers. N P Singh was way ahead of veteran bowler Rammy, who finished second with a six-game score of 1046, followed by Sukhwinder at third place, scoring 1025.

Delhi lift disabled title
New Delhi, September 12
All-round performances by Rajender Kumar (26 and 3 for 19) and Madan Pal (23 and 3 for 29) helped Delhi Cricket Association Disabled beat President’s XI by 13 runs in the Inter-State Disabled Cricket Tournament at the Pusa Sports ground.

Keep your eyes glued to Max for ‘Extraaa Innings’
New Delhi, September 12
Max, the movies, cricket and events’ channel, has announced its programming package and initiatives branded “Extraaa Innings”, that will go on air during the ICC Champions Trophy, which began in Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Delhi State Triathlon Championship from Sept 21
New Delhi, September 12
The Delhi State Triathlon Championship, carrying a cash prize of Rs 50,000, will be held on September 21 and 22, at the Talkatora swimming pool complex. The Delhi Triathlon Association (DTA) will be organising the Delhi State Championship for the first time.


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