Tuesday, September 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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DC gets life threats for evictions
Gunmen barge into Sonepat DC’s camp office
Sonepat, September 23
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. N. Roy, has been receiving threatening telephone calls. The thrust of the calls is that he would be killed in a week’s time.

Dubai don’s aide held with fake currency 
New Delhi, September 23
The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested one Aslam Suleman, an associate of Aslam Batki, and seized counterfeit currency worth Rs 30 lakh of Rs 500 denomination.
A fake note seized from Aslam Suleman A fake note seized from Aslam Suleman.

Nine Cong MLAs at anti-Bhajan rally
Rewari, September 23
Nine Congress legislators, including leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party Bhupender Singh Hooda and former HPCC president Birender Singh, today came on a common platform and projected MLA Rao Inderjeet Singh as their leader.


Water troopers
Water troopers: Youngsters bathe and frolic in a fountain gushing out of a fireman’s hose. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Drive against pre-natal tests runs out of steam
Faridabad, September 23
The campaign against sex detection tests, which was launched about two years ago, seems to have run aground with a palpable loss of tempo. The loss of zeal is apparent from the fact that no case has been booked under the Pre-natal Diagnostic Act in the last nine months.

Rs 5 lakh for kin of cops killed in action 
Jhajjar, September 23
The Haryana Government will provide financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of every state police personnel who sacrifices his/her life while fighting against anti-social elements in the state. He will also be dubbed a martyr.

INLD card is enough to secure jobs in Chautala land
Rohtak, September 23
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala’s statement that all workers of the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) would be provided government jobs has stirred a hornet’s nest. The unemployed youth in the region are reportedly livid over the chief minister’s statement.

Another ‘Noida’ in the offing
New Delhi, September 23
The Bhiwadi Industrial Area (BIDA) of Rajasthan will be developed into an “ideal” township on the pattern of Noida. As many as 99 villages around Bhiwadi have been included in the area, to be called BIDA.


Devi Lal fountain-head of inspiration: Chautala
Rewari, September 23
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has asserted that the inspiration behind his government’s basic policies and programmes is its fountain-head, the late Devi Lal, who, he said, had dedicated his entire life to the service of the state and the nation after seeking inspiration from the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and "Deen Bandhu" Sir Chhotu Ram.

Om Prakash ChautalaChautala asks officers to fan out in rural areas
Gurgaon, September 23
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, doled out homilies to officers in the district on the need to go to the villages in order to have a first hand knowledge of their grievances. He stressed that they should not just sit in their offices and go over files.

Rain strains civic amenities in Sonepat 
Sonepat, September 23
Heavy rain that lashed the city over the past one week have left behind a trail of uncleared garbage bins and waterlogged roads. Conditions are appalling in slum clusters, particularly on the embankment of drain no 6 passing through the city where many pockets are submerged.

Development works in district reviewed
Sonepat, September 23
Mr M.K.Miglani, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, reviewed the progress of the ongoing development works undertaken by the state government in this district at a specially convened meeting held here yesterday.

 Deepti RawatFACE TO FACE
‘ABVP does not believe in pretty politics’
he recently conducted Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls witnessed the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) putting one over arch rivals National Students Union of India (NSUI) by reversing the fortunes of last year. The ABVP managed to win the posts of president, vice president and secretary in the DUSU office.

Silent protest against infanticide today
New Delhi, September 23
While the country’s population is increasing every minute the number of the girl child is threatening to dip to a shameful low. In the Capital alone the 2001 Census reveals an alarmingly low female sex ration of 865 girls per 1000 boys in Delhi, indicating a decline from 1991’s 945 girls per 1000 boys.

AISNEC condemns attack on lensman
New Delhi, September 23
The All India Small Newspaper Editors Conference has strongly condemned the murderous attack on AISNEC photographer Pratap Singh Jattawal by a woman municipal councillor from ward No. 82 on Friday at Ambedkar Jhuggi Camp in Jhilmil Industrial Area in East Delhi.

NGO to maintain MCD community toilets
New Delhi, September 23
The Slum and J.J. Department of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today claimed to have achieved some sort of a record by constructing thousands of community toilets and a number of sewage treatment plants in resettlement colonies and other localities under the Yamuna Action Plan.

National audit assn holds dharna
New Delhi, September 23
Members from across the country of the affiliated units of the National Audit Association started a three-day-long dharna in front of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s office in the Capital today.

PHDCCI’s nod to action plan for Uttaranchal
New Delhi, September 23
The PHDCCI has agreed to forward an Action Plan for attracting investment in Uttaranchal, making the State as an attractive destination on the basis of its natural advantages.


Visa racket busted following MEA complaint
New Delhi, September 23
With the arrest of one travel agent, the Delhi Police Special Cell today claimed to have busted a racket of obtaining visas from different embassies by submitting forged documents. The other accused is absconding.


IIT ‘Rendezvous’ fails to enthuse fest lovers
New Delhi, September 23
The festival season has arrived on the university campus. Marking its commencement was ‘Rendezvous’, the festival of IIT opined to be one of the most ‘happening’ festivals in the university circuit–from September 19- 22.

72 students get Udayan Shalini Fellowship
New Delhi, September 23
The first Udayan Shalini Fellowship Award Function was held here. The Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, was the chief guest. He administered the Pledge to the Fellows and later presented them with their cheques. Sixty-one secondary school students from 42 different schools and 11 college girls from 10 colleges received their awards. The Governor remarked that this was the first time that he had come across a Fellowship Programme which went beyond giving money and included actual upbringing and mentoring of the selected Fellows. 
Amina Tahir receives the Udayan Shalini Fellowship from the Delhi Lt- Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor.

Amina Tahir receives the Udayan Shalini Fellowship from the Delhi Lt- Governor

Education Director's nod is must for suspending teachers
New Delhi, September 23
The Delhi High Court today ruled that it was necessary for all government and private schools in the Capital to seek the approval of the state's Education Director for suspension of a teacher.


Radiographers getting a raw deal
New Delhi, September 23
When we talk of radiation, the first and foremost thing that comes to our mind is protection from radiation. The topic of radiation protection has continued to draw attention every now and then.

Primary physicians can help curb diabetes
New Delhi, September 23
Diabetes has acquired itself a place in every other home in the country, thanks to the food habits and the lack of physical exercise coupled with lack of knowledge about the disease.


St. Francis beat St. Mary’s
New Delhi, September 23
Hosts St. Francis De Sales School A team defeated Mount St. Mary’s School 3-1 in their last league match of the eighth Fr. Peter Mermier Memorial Football Tournament at the St. Francis De Sales School ground on Monday. This victory enabled St. Francis sail into the semi-final.

Indians rule the roost in MRF karting
New Delhi, September 23
Indian drivers took the top four slots in the Asian Zone National Karting Cup, the feature event of the MRF-MAI Formule Mondiale Championship 2002 opening round, at the MRF-Danny’s Karting Circuit.

Varun, Neha bag a ‘double’ each in TT
New Delhi, September 23
Varun Jindal of Sachdeva Public School and Neha Aggarwal of Manav Sthali School won two titles each in the 15th Jaspal Kaur Memorial Table Tennis Tournament played at the Jaspal Kaur school premises.

Hansraj emerge champ
New Delhi, September 23
A dynamic unbeaten 82 by Mohit Sharma, a dashing 55 not out by Kumar Abhishek and a devastating bowling spell of 4 for 20 by left-arm spinner Puneet Anand, helped Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh defeat Modern School by 35 runs in the final of the third Gyan Bharti Under-13 Cricket Tournament, organised by Gyan Bharti School, Saket.

Noida College annex title
New Delhi, September 23
Noida College of Physical Education annexed the Ch. Charan Singh Inter-College Handball Championship for women at Bulandshar. In a closely-fought match, Noida College defeated hosts DAV Postgraduate College, Bulandshar 4-3, after leading by 3-1 at half time.

The Noida College of Physical Education team, which won the Ch. Charan Singh Inter-College Handball Championship for women, with their trophy.
The Noida College of Physical Education team

Vaish trounce Senior Secondary
Rohtak, September 23
In a league match of S.D. Vaish Public School Series Trophy, Vaish Public School, Rohtak, defeated S.D. Senior Secondary School, Jind, by four wickets at Maharaja Aggarsain Stadium here today.


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