Sunday, September 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Rs 2,000 per acre for drought-hit
Sonepat, September 21
The Haryana Government has decided to grant compensation at the rate of Rs 2,000 per acre to the farmers whose kharif crops had been damaged due to the drought conditions in the state. This was stated by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while addressing the convention of party workers in Municipal Park here on Friday evening.

Half-baked steps irk industry chamber
Gurgaon, September 21
The Gurgaon Industrial Association today came out in the open against the government on the non-implementation of the provisions of the state's new industrial policy.

Residents demonstrate against cops
Meerut, September 21
Thousands demonstrated outside the SSP’s office here, accusing the local cops of favouring the accused in a rape case. They shouted slogans against the cops and at least 50 people began a fast unto death.



Pleased with herselfThese days all rallies meander through Gujarat
New Delhi, September 21
The road to New Delhi, the seat of power, usually passes through Uttar Pradesh. The Indian National Congress believes otherwise. At a rally hosted on Saturday in the Capital, speakers criss-crossed the length and breadth of the country – their speeches journeying through Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and the NCT of Delhi – to slam the Bharatiya Janata Party’s governments at the Centre and in the states for following a sectarian and communal agenda.

Pleased with herself: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Dalit rally at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

800 kids brave vagaries of nature to learn the three Rs
New Delhi, September 21
More than 800 students are forced to study under makeshift tin sheds for the last few years, completely devoid even of the very basic facilities, thanks to the tussle between the Delhi Development Authority and the Education Department of the Delhi government, Residents of Ghazipur in East Delhi near the border with Uttar Pradesh said that their children had no choice. 

Natasha case closed



Admn on its toes as Chautalas visit Faridabad
Faridabad, September 21
The VIP visits prove to be a nerve-racking experience for the district administration which puts its nose to the grindstone to make the visit a grand affair. Past two days appear to have proved really hectic for the authorities. 

Kanha National Park, Kipling’s inspiration
udyard Kipling paid Kanha National Park a compliment, when he went on to describe it as the inspiration behind his classic work, ‘Jungle Book’. The inhabitants of Kanha came alive for millions of readers as Bagheera, Mowgli and Sher Khan. 

A rose and a smile make them spring to life
New Delhi, September 21
How do you make a day special for children who battle for life? How do you give them a reason to celebrate life? Gift them a rose, a smile, love and support. A recipe with results that you will vouch for.

Giants group distributes artificial limbs
Noida, September 21
Artificial limbs were distributed to 288 students of government primary schools of Gautam Budh Nagar district at a function organised by the Giants group in Sector 8 here on Friday.

Fear of God must for righteous conduct
he recent Supreme Court judgement has held that the teaching of religion in schools does not go against the secular policy of the government. The court has rejected the public interest petition filed by a number of persons alleging that the government was trying, through its National Curriculum Framework for School Education, partisan political and religious ideology.

A Metro track from Seelampur to ISBT
A Metro track from Seelampur to ISBT that is part of the first phase of the project which is nearing completion. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Vidrohi accuses MCF of discrimination
Faridabad, September 21
Leaders of the Haryana unit of the Janata Dal (U) have condemned the alleged discrimination by the Municipal Corporation Faridabad authorities in the matter of allotting its auditorium for political meetings.

I-T raid on Gurgaon developer’s premises
Gurgaon, September 21
The Income Tax Department raided different premises of a developer yesterday and seized a huge amount of cash, jewellery and documents pertaining to properties, which allegedly establish the evasion of income tax. 

Abducted, gangraped in Rohtak
Rohtak, September 21
A woman of Sector 1 here was allegedly gangraped by four youths recently. In the FIR lodged with the police on Friday, the complainant said that she was employed as a teacher in Hisar. 

  • Woman commits suicide

  • Dies on the spot

  • Car runs into squatters

  • Man killed

BJP says ‘no’ to power tariff hike
New Delhi, September 21
Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday opposed any hike in the electricity tariff in the Capital and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the privatisation of power sector by the Congress-administered Government of NCT of Delhi. 

  • Ex gratia for fire victims

Akalis of different hues come together
New Delhi, September 21
Thousands of ground-level workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and those belonging to the allies were honoured at a special convention organised by Mr Onkar Singh Thapar, deputy leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and national general secretary of the SAD (Badal), in Hari Nagar last night.



Accused in factory looting nabbed
Ghaziabad, September 21
The Vijay Nagar police have arrested a criminal, who was wanted in the looting of a factory in the Kavi Nagar industrial area and in the snatching of Rs 3 lakh from a mill cashier in broad daylight recently.

Saraswati Vihar dacoity solved, 3 held
New Delhi, September 21
With the arrest of three persons, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved the sensational dacoity in the house of a Joint Commissioner of Income Tax in Saraswati Vihar on September 11.


JNUSU relay fast ends, 10th plan to remain hot on campus
New Delhi, September 21
The JNU Students Union relay hunger strike that commenced last Thursday was brought to a logical conclusion last evening, after extended deliberations among the union office-bearers, the Vice-Chancellor and university authorities. The unanimous solution involves the review of the 10th plan – the major bone of contention – by a 14-member committee.




Is there life after cancer?
ancer Sahyog, the oldest cancer support group in the country, is holding a seminar on `Life after Cancer’ at India International Centre on its 12th anniversary on October 6. The seminar will focus on the effects of cancer on relationships. Mr P.K. Ghosh, Secretary of Cancer Sahyog and a cancer survivor, says that they will present the case of three cancer survivors (a couple and a man) who will narrate their experiences following the diagnosis.



Jaskirat lifts junior golf title
Noida, September 21
The golden rays of the morning sun, the cool breeze and the evergreen fairways of the Greg Norman designed Jaypee Greens golf course offered perfect playing conditions and brought the best out of the talent pool on the final day of the four-day junior and sub-junior open golf championship, an Indian Golf Union categorised tournament, that concluded here today.

Raisina Club rout Young Boys
New Delhi, September 21
Raisina Club trounced Young Boys 5-0 in an A Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Open Clubs Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Anil Kumar is best MDU swimmer
Rohtak, September 21
Anil Kumar of Government College, Bahadurgarh, was adjudged the best swimmer of the Maharshi Dayanand University Swimming Championship at the university’s swimming pool here today. 


Separate power lines for tubewells soon
Faridabad, September 21
The district authorities have decided to provide separate power supply lines to the tubewells and potable water supply schemes, with a view to solving the problem of shortage of drinking water.

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