Friday, September 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Student lost life due to rash police action?
Ghaziabad, September 19
The abduction, subsequent murder and the post-mortem examination of the body of 19-year-old Meerut student, Ankit Gupta, have raised many questions which the police of two districts--Meerut and Ghaziabad—are finding hard to answer.

With govt in limbo, Sheila convenes Cabinet meet 
New Delhi, September 19
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today convened an unscheduled meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss the impasse over the July 25 and August 29 circulars that, Ms Dikshit maintains, were issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to curtail the powers of her ministry.

In the same boat In the same boat: Boatmen enjoy a snooze in the sun with enthusiasts opting to stay away from the waterway at India Gate. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

With the weather clearing, tourists stepped outdoors for sightseeing
With the weather clearing, tourists stepped outdoors for sightseeing in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

Freak calf with two heads, eight legs 
Gurgaon, September 19
The local veterinary department saved the life of a mother buffalo last evening by successfully taking out a fully matured stillborn conjoint ‘twin monster’ from its womb under the care of its veterinary surgeon (NIS), Dr Satbir Singh Sangwan. The freak taken out from the buffalo’s womb had eight legs, two heads, two tails and two trunks of bodies joined together. According to experts, the birth of such a creature in cattle is a rarity, and on an average it happens in one out of 20,000 cases.

Sonepat gets beauty treatment for CM’s visit
Sonepat, September 19
The visit of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, here tomorrow has come as a boon to the residents of Sonepat. The city has been given a face-lift, roads repaired, roundabouts painted, pavements cleared of weeds and grass, storm water ducts scavenged and opened, and welcome arches bedecked with flowers erected on the roads leading to the PWD (B and R) Rest House.

Govt cannot retire staff rendered disabled
New Delhi, September 19
In a landmark judgement, which would provide relief to a large number of disabled persons in government services, the Delhi High Court today held that a person could not be superannuated on the ground of medical invalidation and would be entitled to all the service benefits he had been getting before meeting the fate.

Fourth murder in one week 
Faridabad, September 19
A 40-year-old man was shot dead by three armed persons at his house near Sector-9 early this morning. This is the fourth murder in the town in the past one week.


Rewari rally to be an anti-Bhajan Lal show 
Rewari, September 19
With a majority of Congress leaders opposed to Mr Bhajan Lal confirming their participation in the rally to be held by the Rao Tula Ram Shaheed Samaroh Samiti here on September 23, it is now going to be a show of strength of the anti-Bhajan Lal faction.

Chautala, Bansi Lal misleading people on SYL issue: Bhajan
Rohtak, September 19
Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhajan Lal has charged Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and former Chief Minister Bansi Lal with misleading the masses over the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal issue.

Sonepat old city in water throes again
Sonepat, September 19
The supply of drinking water in the old section of the city has been curtailed again by the Public Health Department without any prior notice. According to a report, thousands of residents living in this part of the city, who used to get water twice a day are now getting the supply in the morning for half-an-hour in each zone. The supply is reportedly erratic and the pressure is always low.

Include women in decision making process: Sheila
New Delhi, September 19
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit stressed the need for attitudinal changes towards women world over so that they were consulted in all major decision-making processes, including war decisions. Only then, the 21st century could be termed as belonging to women, she added.

Tendergate: CBI probe demanded
New Delhi, September 19
The Leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Mr Subhash Arya, today demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged tender racket following the arrest of the brother of a corporator on Wednesday. The corporator’s brother, Brahm Prakash Nagar, was arrested for allegedly threatening a contractor of the corporation. Nagar had demanded 20 per cent commission for the tender given to him.

Pay property tax before Sept 30 to get rebate
New Delhi, September 19
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has advised the property owners in the Capital to deposit their property tax before September 30 to avail the benefit of attractive rebates.

DC forms team to catch stragglers
Rohtak, September 19
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has constituted a team of district officials to ensure the timely arrival of staff at the government offices and government educational institutions.

Four injured in Gokal Puri fire
New Delhi, September 19
Four people including two children received minor burn injuries in a fire incident yesterday evening in Shiv Vihar, Gokal Puri. The fire occurred due to the leakage in a gas cylinder in a readymade garment shop.

Mashelkar honoured 
New Delhi, September 19
R.A Mashelkar, FRS, Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was presented the prestigious ‘Priyadarshni Academy Global Award 2002’ by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K.Advani, for his leadership role in Indian science and technology.


Most wanted criminal of Jamia Nagar nabbed
New Delhi, September 19
The Anti-Robbery Section of the Crime Branch today claimed to have nabbed one of the top 10 notorious criminals involved in 16 cases of heinous crimes in the Jamia Nagar area. The police also recovered one spring-actuated knife from the criminal, Mohd Azhar.


Institute to churn out telecom manpower
New Delhi, September 19
Amity Institute of Telecom Technology and Management (AITTM), a premier institute bridging the gulf between availability and demand for skilled human resources in the burgeoning telecom industry, was inaugurated by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation in Noida.


A modest memorial to dreams that lie in debris
It was a time for remembrance and paying tributes to the unsung heroes and those who had lost their near and dear ones in the most ghastly attack on humanity, which took place on September 11, 2001, in New York. A photographic exhibition titled ‘ELEVEN – Witnessing the World Trade Center 1974 2001’, is on at The Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, till September 22, depicting the World Trade Centre (WTC) towers in their crowning glory and as a mass of debris. THE WAY TO A DUSTY DEATH
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World Heart Day to be observed amid growing concern
New Delhi, September 19
The All India Heart Foundation and the Cardiological Society of India (Delhi Branch) will observe Sunday, September 29 as World Heart Day. Sponsored by the World Heart Federation, World Health Organisation (WHO), UNESCO and other institutions, the event is celebrated all over the world each year on the last Sunday of September to create awareness of the risk of heart diseases and stroke and their preventive measures. Heart attack and stroke are the most feared diseases in the world, which can cause sudden death or cause permanent damage. According to the World Heart Federation (WHF), every third death worldwide is from heart disease and stroke. World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2010, India will have 100 million or 60 per cent of world’s heart patients.


Record entries for Parle Cup school cricket
New Delhi, September 19
A record number of 64 teams will participate in the third edition of the Delhi Inter-School Cricket Tournament (Under-17) for the Parle Cup, to be held at various venues in the Capital, under the aegis of the Delhi Schools Cricket Association, from September 24. “The Parle Cup is an endeavour to spot budding cricketers and to provide them with a professional platform in order to achieve greater heights”, said a spokesman of the sponsors.
Fr Peter Mermier sports tourneys
New Delhi, September 19
The inaugural Fr Peter Mermier Memorial tournaments in football, basketball and volleyball will be held at the St.Francis De Sales School (Janakpuri) from Friday. In football, the inaugural match will be played between hosts St.Francis De Sales “A” and Mount St. Mary’s on Friday at 10 a m. 

Academy to meet Stance
New Delhi, September 19
Academy Club will meet Stance Club in the final of the Delhi State Super Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium on Saturday at 3.30 pm. In the semi-finals on Thursday, Academy Club beat Azad Club 12-11 via tie breaker while Stance Club edged past Sonnet Club 2-1.

DSA-SAIL League from today
New Delhi, September 19
Twenty-four teams in the A Division and 22 teams in the B Division will battle it out in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Football League Championships, starting at the Ambedkar Stadium and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium warm up grounds, on Friday.

Santosh trials
New Delhi, September 19
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will hold open trials-cum-training camp to select the Delhi State team for the Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy, starting in Imphal (Manipur) on October 17.

Jaskirat maintains lead in golf
New Delhi, September 19
A Jaskirat Singh Duller of Patiala maintained his lead at four over 76 with four bogies on the second day of the four-day Junior and Sub-Junior Open Golf Championship played at the Jaypee Greens Course in Greater Noida. Seventy-two golfers, including 12 from category D (below ten years), are participating in the tournament.
The sub-junior golfer at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort
The sub-junior golfer at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort.


Section 144 clamped to handle pig menace
Panipat, September 19
The promulgation of Section 144 of the CrPC to deal with the menace of stray pigs has set the stage for a confrontation between the administration and the pig owners again. With the pig owners and the administration sticking to their guns, a long drawn out battle is in the offing.


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