Saturday, September 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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CM knocks at Advani’s door for repeal of circulars
New Delhi, September 13
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her Cabinet colleagues today called on Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani and reiterated their demand for withdrawal of the controversial circulars that curtailed the powers of her ministry. 
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani The rift persists?: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Two sons of cops held for robbery in Meerut
Meerut, September 13
Two sons of different policemen, residing in the quarters in the District Reserve Police Lines, were arrested yesterday for allegedly robbing a scooterist of his wristwatch, gold chain and some cash at pistol-point. Though the police allegedly tried to cover up the matter initially, their fathers have now been asked to vacate the houses.


Self-styled journalists: Their number is legion
Faridabad, September 13
The world is full of Natwarlals and their ilk. Seeing the clout that the members of the fourth estate wield, no wonder many johnnies try to pose as one of them.

It rains in buckets: Delhiites’ normal life goes down the drain
New Delhi, September 13
Normal life in the Capital was disrupted for the second day today as the rain continued to lash the city leading to the usual traffic snarls, waterlogging and a wall collapse in which four persons were injured. The situation in other cities was no different.

Residents of Adarsh Nagar in North Delhi wading through the ankle-deep water on the road. — Tribune Photo
Residents of Adarsh Nagar in North Delhi wading through the ankle-deep water

Warrants to produce Vishal, Vikas Yadav in Delhi court
New Delhi, September 13
Production warrants have been issued today by a Delhi court for the accused in the Nitish Katara murder case - Vikas Yadav, son of Rajya Sabha MP D. P. Yadav, and his cousin Vishal Yadav - for trial.

Youth robbed of car on Mathura Road
New Delhi, September 13
Three motorcycle-borne youths robbed a Maruti car from Raju (20), who was going to Faridabad last night. The incident occurred near Aali village on Mathura Road in South Delhi around 10.30 pm.


This is no MTNL linesman, but a curious schoolboy, fascinated by the open junction boxes, having a close look at the ‘intricacies of communication’
This is no MTNL linesman, but a curious schoolboy, fascinated by the open junction boxes, having a close look at the ‘intricacies of communication’ at Mangal Bazar in Laxmi Nagar in the Capital. Photo by Anil Sharma

Bhajan Lal, state’s future leader: Hooda
Sonepat, September 13
Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former Haryana Minister and a spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has said that the people of Haryana have accepted Mr Bhajan Lal as their future leader and he was the only leader to rid them of the misrule of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Government, headed by Mr Om Parkash Chautala.

SURGE urges Chautala to improve civic amenities
Gurgaon, September 13
A leading NGO, Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon and its Environs (SURGE), has appealed to the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakesh Chautala to improve the basic infrastructures and facilities in the city immediately otherwise the corporates and the leading personalities, who had opted Gurgaon, might be forced to leave the so called millennium city of Haryana.

Water, water everywhere, but not potable 
Sonepat, September 13
The entire city of Sonepat with a population of more than two lakh, remained waterless for more than four hours again on Thursday after the non-storing of water in the boosting stations of this city. Today itself, the water was supplied two hours late.

  • BJP leader resigns

Speaking out
r Ujjal Singh, president, Dina Nath Public School, Faridabad, through his letter ‘ Education Standard’ (NCR Tribune August 3,2002) had opposed the scheme of the state government whereby “there will be one teacher for every 60 students in a class.”
  • No politics with Metro Rail, please
  • Whither health care?
  • Illegible route numbers
  • Entrepreneurs’ grouse
  • Teachers’ honour
  • Computer education
  • Cricket’s Heritage
  • Feng shui: Fact or superstition?
Gandhi Jayanti Mela in Delhi from Sept 29
New Delhi, September 13
Mr Ashok Jain, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee and Chairman, Gandhi Jayanti Mela Committee, has informed that Municipal Corporation of Delhi will organise a four-day-long "Gandhi Jayanti Mela" from September 29 to October 2 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

This award-winner has a soft corner for eco-preservation
Panipat, September 13
Mr Bhim Singh Malik, a political science lecturer at the local Government Senior Secondary School, has brought glory to the district by winning the National Award for Teachers. The award was presented to him by the President, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in New Delhi recently.

Mr B. S. Malik receiving the award from the President.
Mr B. S. Malik receiving the award from the President

Youth falls from running train, dies
Sonepat, September 13
The Government Railway Police (GRP) recovered the body of an unidentified youth lying on the railway track near Rajlu Garhi railway station, about 10 km from here, on Thursday evening and sent it for a post-mortem examination.
  • Victim cremated
  • Dowry harassment
  • Highest rainfall recorded
  • Employees suspended


Husband booked for woman’s death
Rewari, September 13
The tragic death of a young married woman, Hem Lata Yadav, which is shrouded in mystery, has now led to the registration of a case of dowry death under Sections 304-B and 34 of the IPC against her husband Praveen Yadav, father-in-law Bani Singh Yadav and mother-in-law Saraswati Devi, all residents of Pithanwas village under the Kasaula police station of the district.

Gang of train robbers busted, two held
The duo used to trap passengers with poison-laced biscuits
New Delhi, September 13
With the arrest of two robbers, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers who used to rob passengers after offering them biscuits laced with poison. They were identified as Ajay Yadav and Akshay, alias, Akkha of Faridabad.


No posts, but teachers get jobs nevertheless
Meerut, September 13
At least 35 teachers have been given jobs without there being any vacant post of teacher in schools of the Church City School Society. The Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) even ratified the posts of the 35 teachers. The 35 teachers have been drawing salary from the government exchequer for years.

JNUSU joins clamour against ‘saffronisation’
New Delhi, September 13
The campaign against saffronisation of education is far from over. The latest to voice concern over the deliberate institutional saffronisation of education is the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU), which believes that the 10th Plan - drawn up under furtive circumstances – is only an attempt to please the University Grants Commission (UGC).


New technique to replace missing, deformed body parts
New Delhi, September 13
A private medical equipment company has come up with a new technique called cosmetic replacement of organs. This technique refers to the replacement of missing body parts with an artificial structure that looks as much like the natural part as possible. Amputated or missing fingers, toes, nose, ears and breasts can be treated with this technique.

Heart centre reaches out to students
New Delhi, September 13
The Dharma Vira Heart Centre, as part of their outreach programme, is organising ‘free cardiac camps’ in the areas of West and North Delhi. The camps will provide people of these areas an opportunity to get free consultation from some of Delhi's eminent cardiologists from Ganga Ram Hospital.

Sword of retrenchment hangs over health workers
Faridabad, September 13
The fear of retrenchment prevails among workers of the Health Department of Haryana who have now announced the launch of an agitation. Stating this, the state president of the Multipurpose Health Workers Association, Ms Asha Sharma, said here today the employees would stage dharnas outside the offices of health officials.


24 teams for A Division DSA League
New Delhi, September 13
Twenty-four teams will participate in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL A Division Football League Championship, starting at the Ambedkar Stadium and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, from September 20. Twenty-one teams will compete in the B Division League. The league groupings were finalised at the Club Secretaries' meeting at the Ambedkar Stadium.

Mukesh inches towards Hyundai golf title
New Delhi, September 13
Mukesh Kumar returned his second successive score of 65 to open up a five-stroke lead on day three of the Rs 6-lakh Hyundai Open 2002, being played at the par-70 Madras Gymkhana Club course, according to information available in Delhi on Friday.

Dravid tops Ceat Cricket Ratings
New Delhi, September 13
Rahul Dravid's magnificent 217 runs in India's final Test against England recently, has elevated him to the top of the current Ceat Cricket Ratings. Dravid (total 53 points) gained a total of 17 points as he became the first contemporary Indian cricketer to score a test double hundred on foreign soil. This is the first time an Indian cricketer has secured the top spot in the Ceat Cricket Ratings for the year 2002-03.

Rain threatens soccer match
New Delhi, September 13
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)was making desperate effort to make the Ambedkar Stadium, water-logged due to the deluge experienced in the Capital for the past 24 hours, fit to conduct the exhibition match between India and the Uzbekistan national team on September 15.


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