Sunday, September 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Rain fury: Seven killed in Meerut, 
three in Faridabad
Ghaziabad, September 14
The rains lashed many parts of the National Capital Region during the last two days, leaving a trail of death and destruction. It was the same old story of suffering: waterlogged streets, traffic snarls and dead telephones.
Low-lying areas near the Yamuna in the Capital were submerged following the release of water from Haryana Low-lying areas near the Yamuna in the Capital were submerged following the release of water from Haryana on Saturday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Advani advises BJP to sort out issue
New Delhi, September 14
Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani told the high-power delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that called on him today to discuss with the Congress the modalities of securing statehood for the Government of NCT of Delhi and get back to him.


Students confine Registrar 
Meerut, September 14
All 120 students of the Microbiology Department of Chaudhary Charan Singh University here confined university Registrar M.L. Batra and member of the Executive Council R.C. Lal to the administrative block of the campus for hours on Friday evening.

Mysterious creature digging up graves, eating corpses
Meerut, September 14
Residents of Dhulri village are horror-struck. They feel a chill in their spines these days. The reason? A mysterious creature has been digging up the graves and eating the buried remains for the last fortnight. The aggrieved villagers have now approached the Divisional Forest Officer of Meerut and pleaded for a proper action to save them from this nightmarish experience.


Mewat conversion issue remains alive 
Gurgaon, September 14
The controversy relating to proselytisation of members of a Scheduled Caste family to Islam in village Veerseeka in Nuh block in Mewat on August 8 refuses to die down, even though the family informed the district administration that they took the step on their own volition.

Power to Modi Rubber colony cut 
Meerut, September 14
The officials from the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited today disconnected the electricity lines to the residential colony of the Modi Rubber Limited (MRL) for not paying dues of over Rs 1 crore. Due to the power cut, the water supply to the colony has also stopped as the colony depends on a tubewell.

Model Town becomes a ‘lake town’ during monsoon
New Delhi, September 14
The last two days of rain brought to the surface everything that is wrong with one of the most posh areas in the Capital, Model Town. On Thursday night, suddenly one was caught in pitch darkness of its streets, that too surrounded with water. For a moment, one thought one was in the middle of a lake. Not even a glimmer of a light, and the already potholed roads under two-three feet water.

Parks to be handed over to RWAs 
Faridabad, September 14
The state government has accepted the proposal of the district administration to hand over parks to Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) for their overall supervision and maintenance.

Are you annoyed when called a sinner?
sama Bin Laden and Mother Teresa represent two specimens of human nature, who will be remembered every September for a long time to come. The former invoked intense fear and the latter deep adoration. History presents numerous examples of humans, who had risen to great heights in nobility and others who personified everything evil.

Panchmarhi, a place for walks amid nature’s bounty
six-hour drive from Bhopal, leads to the picturesque Panchmarhi. A hill station in the Madhya Pradesh with plenty of caves, waterfalls, forests and cave temples. Panchmarhi is famous for its waterfalls and to reach some of the most exotic ones, one has to trek through deep forests and not-so-good paths.

Meeting of BCs on  September 21
New Delhi, September 14
To have a detailed discussion about the socio-economic and political problems being faced by Dalits and backward class communities and the “anti-Dalit” economic policies of the BJP-led NDA government, which resulted in unemployment among the SC, ST and BC youths, members of these communities have decided to organise a ‘mahasammelan’ on September 21 at Talkatora Stadium.
  • Gurmat  Samagam
  • Handloom Coop society

Petroleum products seized
Rewari, September 14
Following a tip-off, the Rewari district police recently conducted raids on some hotels on Rewari-Bawal road in the vicinity of the oil terminals of the Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum corporation and seized 2,320 litres of diesel, 1,100 litres of kerosene oil, 70 litres of petrol, 170 litres of mobil oil and a tractor. Mr Hanif Qureshi, S.P. said that these materials had been illegally procured from oil tankers.
  • Colonies’ regularisation
  • Localities inundated
  • Rajdhani Express victim
  • DC warns dyeing units

Rewari rally, a show of strength of Ahirwal


Medico takes cue from  TV serial to extort
New Delhi, September 14
A medical practitioner took inspiration from a TV serial to enter the crime world and commit extortion. Ramesh Chand, a medical practitioner, who tried to extort money from a chartered accountant in Lajpat Nagar, learnt to the tricks from a TV serial. He was arrested from near Moolchand Hospital, the police said.

Arrest of heroin pusher takes lid off ISI network 
New Delhi, September 14
That narcotics are being smuggled into the country by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to fund terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley as well as other parts of the country has been proved once again following the interrogation of a suspect, Nand Gopal Puri.


Smart Card expo from Sept 18

New Delhi, September 14
Electronics Today, oldest electronic monthly journal, is organising the 4th International Conference & Exhibition of Smart Card Technology at Pragati Maidan here from September 18 to September 20.

Razzmatazz: A view of Consumer Electronics Goods fair at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Three-day property exhibition begins 
New Delhi, September 14
Home Utsav, a three-day property exhibition by ICICI Bank Home Loans and ICICI Bank Home Search, began here today. The exhibition has a virtual display of over 50,000 new and resale properties, including projects across Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad.

A showcase of finest saris and jewellery
New Delhi, September 14
In keeping with the tradition to promote top-of-the-line Indian art and craft, CCIC announced ‘Rustle and Sparkle’, an exclusive viewing of handpicked saris and jewellery from all over India. A ten-day presentation, it unveils the finest embroided masterpieces from the various schools of India like Patolas from Patan, Paithanis from Paithan, Benarasis in gold from Varanasi, Rajkot tissues, tie and die from Kutch and Lehcriyas from Rajasthan.


Couture auction to promote geriatric care
HelpAge India, a national voluntary organisation, committed to care of the elderly, has thought of a novel way to raise funds for its projects on adopting a grandparent, vision restoration, income generation and mobile medicare units. The organisation is holding an auction of costumes worn by cine stars in popular Hindi films. The auction will be held at the Radisson Hotel on September 20.
Emissary’s mission: Gul Panag wearing a bridal outfit worn by Tabu in ‘Filhaal’. The other outfits have been worn in ‘Yeh raaste hein pyar ke’ and ‘Hum dil de chuke sanam’.
Emissary’s mission
  • Breast Cancer
  • Blood donation camp
  • Eye care camp
  •  Ayurvedic products


Ashish qualifies for Challengers
New Delhi, September 14
Ashish Himmat Singh won the ColorPlus National Bowling Championship qualifiers’ round after a neck and neck battle with Commonwealth gold medallist S. A. Hameed of Delhi, at the Hotshot Bowling Club in Greater Kailash.

Monika lifts table tennis title
New Delhi, September 14
Monika Batra of Hansraj Model School annexed the tiny tots (under eight years) title in the Stag 63rd Delhi State Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora indoor stadium in the Capital on Saturday. Monika beat Sudhanshu Grover of Manav Sthali School 11-3, 11-5, 11-9 in the title clash.
Mr Tilak Raj Kohli, chairman of Stag International, meeting players after inaugurating the 63rd Delhi State Table Tennis Championship at the Talkatora indoor stadium, as DTTA organising secretary Hukam Singh looks on.
Mr Tilak Raj Kohli, chairman of Stag International, meeting players after inaugurating the 63rd Delhi State Table Tennis Championship

Metropolitan maul Swami Muni
New Delhi, September 14
Metropolitan Club mauled Swami Muni Anand XI 10-2 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs, played at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. Metropolitan led by 6-1 goals.


Imam’s service terminated for misappropriation of funds 
Panipat, September 14
An Imam working under the Punjab Wakf Board has been terminated for his alleged involvement in misappropriation of funds and Wakf property and indulging in activities of indiscipline and insubordination. Moreover, after an inquiry by a retired District and Sessions Judge, a second show cause notice has been issued to another Imam for allegedly being involved in gross misconduct.


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