Monday, September 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Clamour for new exam system
20,000 UP engg students on warpath
Noida, September, 15
More than 20,000 students of about 20 engineering colleges in UP are agitated about the ‘callous’ handling of the teaching and examination system which has allegedly played havoc with their careers.

Faridabad flooded with polythene bags 
Faridabad, September 15
The massive use of polythene and plastic bags and their improper disposal continue to be the main enemy of the sewerage and the cleanliness drive in the district.


An ambitious project to provide underground parking facilities (left) to thousands of devotees who visit the historical Bangla Sahib Gurdwara every day was initiated by the previous Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. The project has now been put on hold (right) by the new committee under Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna till the terms of the contract are reviewed. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal


Tajewala water wreaks havoc on crops
Bilaspur (Panipat), September 15
Crops worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed when a ring ‘bundh’ collapsed in this tiny village last night, allegedly after the release of water from the Tajewala headworks in Yamunanagar district. Crops grown on more than 2,000 acres spread over Bilaspur, Hathwala and Raksheda were destroyed.

Deathly hush hangs over village as family tries to bury girl alive 
Ghaziabad, September 15
In a bizarre incident, a family in the Harijan Colony of Bhova Nagar village of Indirapuram, just 3 km from the national Capital, attempted to bury a nine-year-old girl alive. The family, reported to be a worshipper of Balaji for years, tried to bury the girl in the presence of hundreds of villagers, saying that she was a ‘Devi’ (goddess incarnate). They refused to say anything more. A deathly silence hangs over the place.

Yamuna water level crosses danger mark
New Delhi, September 15
The water level in the Yamuna has crossed the danger mark this afternoon, forcing authorities in the Capital to close the old Yamuna bridge for vehicles and pedestrians. The danger level of the Yamuna in the Capital is 204.83 metres, but water level has crossed 204.93 metres this afternoon, following which low-lying areas on the bank of the river have been flooded. The water level is still increasing. Officials of the flood department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi said that it would continue till this evening. It is expected that water level will touch the mark of 205.2 metres at night. The water level was likely to come down from the next morning, the official said.
Old Yamuna bridge has been closed as water level in the river crosses the danger mark on Sunday.
Old Yamuna bridge has been closed as water level in the river crosses the danger mark

New jails in Karnal, Gurgaon by next year
Sonepat, September 15
The Haryana Jail Department has undertaken the construction of new jails in Karnal, Gurgaon and Narnaul to house more prisoners. The construction work would be completed by the end of next year.

Warm news for society flat buyers
New Delhi, September 15
Pronouncing relief for the consumers, the Delhi High Court has ordered various group housing societies not to charge any levy or fee from the purchasers of their flats meant for original members.


Bigwigs encroach on plots allotted to SCs: DC
Sonepat, September 15
The Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, failed to turn up to preside over the monthly meeting of the Sonepat District Public Relations and Grievances Committee held here on Saturday.

Metro Rail power sub-station opened 
New Delhi, September 15
The Delhi Metro Sub-station that will supply power for the Metro Rail has been commissioned as per schedule at Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT.) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the receiving sub-station cum traction sub-station / auxiliary main sub-station is the first sub-station of Delhi Metro that will extend power supply at 25 thousand volts to the overhead equipment on the Shahdara-Tri Nagar section for the running of trains.

Meet on mysticism focuses on self-knowledge
New Delhi, September 15
The ‘12th Global Conference on Mysticism’ was inaugurated with a spiritual mushaira at Kirpal Bagh on Saturday by its president, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. The spiritual mushaira was attended by a number of renowned Urdu poets of the country including Janab Rifat Sarosh and Janab Bekal Utsahi.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj at the ‘12th Global Conference on Mysticism’ in the Capital. 
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj

Protest rally over Prahlad Tyagi’s arrest
Ghaziabad, September 15
A panchayat held in village Makanpur in protest against the arrest of Prahlad Tyagi by the Indirapuram police, in connection with Rajat Kumar murder case, condemned the police action. 

Rezang La Shauriya Samiti seeks Shekhawat’s patronage
Rewari, September 15
A delegation of the Rezang La Shauriya Samiti, comprising its president Col Ranbir Singh Yadav, vice-president Capt Balwant Singh Yadav, general secretary Naresh Chauhan, joint secretary Capt Niranjan Singh Yadav and deputy district attorney Vineet Singh Tanwar, called on Mr B. S. Shekhawat, Vice-President of India, at Hyderabad house in Delhi recently. They felicitated Mr Shekhawat on his elevation to the important post of Vice-President of India.

BKU rally at Raj Ghat
Faridabad: The Bharatiya Kisan Union will hold a big rally at Rajghat in New Delhi on October 2 to protest against the “failure” of the government to meet the genuine demands of farmers.


Gang of Bangladesh dacoits busted
New Delhi, September 15
The Delhi Police have busted a gang of Bangladeshi nationals, who have been allegedly involved in several cases of murder, dacoity and burglary in and around the Capital, with the arrest of four persons.


This mobike is a unique combination of power, fuel efficiency
ero Honda, the pioneer in two-wheeler company, has launched a unique “Powerfuel” motorcycle, Ambition, in north India. Ambition, with 133 CC and 11 bhp engine, is a technological marvel. It offers the customers a unique combination of power and fuel efficiency, till now considered unachievable in the Indian two-wheeler industry.
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‘Internet cannot supplant books’
New Delhi, September 15
“Internet and e-books can only supplement but never supplant the print media. Similar fears were expressed earlier at the time of introduction of movies and television, but the books remained a part and parcel of everyone’s life,” said the chief guest and eminent jurist and constitutional expert, Dr L. M. Singhvi, at the 52nd annual general body meeting of the Delhi State Booksellers and Publishers Association (DSBPA) held here on Saturday.

MDUTA accuses authorities of discrimination
Rohtak, September 15
After the Maharshi Dayanand University Non-teaching Employees’ Association, it is the MDU Teachers’ Association (MDUTA) which condemned the university administration for what it called ‘undemocratic style of functioning, discriminatory policies, financial irregularities and commercialisation of education.’

Students vow to fight terrorism tooth and nail
An investiture ceremony took place at Guru Harkrishan Public School, India Gate. Prefects chosen for the year 2002-03, were handed badges and given certificates by the Chairman of the school, Mr Gian Singh and Vice-chairman, Mr Kulwant Singh Arora. Principal, Mr Inderjeet Singh Narang administered the oath. The former head boy and head girl of the school handed over the school flag to their successors.

The GHPS students make a resolution to root out terrorism.
The GHPS students make a resolution to root out terrorism
  • RoboKnights 2002
  • Talent competition
  • Discovery Kids Quiz
  • Talent fair
  • Yoga camp
Tolerance and peace: The wonder words
or a fortnight, both the visual and the print media, have been focussing on September 11 tragedy that took place last year. Maybe, this is meant to serve as a tribute to the innocents who died, but more than that it has stirred the anger and bitterness, which may have mitigated somewhat in a year’s time.

School club lauded for community work
Noida, September 15
Members of the Rotary Club pinned badges on the new office-bearers of the Interact Club of Vishwa Bharati Public School at its induction ceremony. Ishita Biswas was elected the president of the Interact Club.

Ignou to set up FM stations at 40 centres
New Delhi, September 15
Indira Gandhi Open University (Ignou) has announced the setting up of FM radio stations at 40 centres across the country to facilitate education under Gyan Vani. The first FM radio station was inaugurated in Ahmedabad and Bangalore in November last year. Four other radio stations in Coimbatore, Lucknow, Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam are under test run. 


Anti-polio drive on Sept 29, Nov 17 in seven districts
Sonepat, September 15
The state Health Department has decided to launch an additional immunisation campaign against polio on September 29 and November 17 in seven districts - Sonepat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Gurgaon and Faridabad.


Sameer upsets top seed Rajiv in TT
New Delhi, September 15
Unseeded Sameer Sawhney of Manav Sthali School created a big flutter in the men’s singles when he ousted top seed Rajiv Ghai of Indian Oil Corporation in straight games at 11-5,11-3,11-7 in the Stag 63rd Delhi State Table Tennis Championships on day two at the Talkatora indoor stadium in the Capital.

Samsung to sponsor eight Indian students for Asiad
New Delhi, September 15
Electronics giants Samsung will sponsor eight Indian University students to witness the forthcoming Asian Games, to be held in Busan (Korea), from September 29 to October 14, as cheer leaders.

Stance down Independent
New Delhi, September 15
Stance Club downed Independent Club by three goals to nil in a Super League match of the Delhi State Hockey League at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Sunday. Rohit hit home the opening goal in the 11th minute. He also added the third goal in the 22nd minute. In between, Rajinder slotted in the second goal, in the 14th minute.


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