Wednesday, September 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India


N A T I O N A L  C A P I T A L  R E G I O N
Top stories | Community | Crime
Courts | Culture | Health | Sports


New, liberal excise policy in a coma
New Delhi, September 24
The Government of NCT of Delhi’s “new,” “liberal” excise policy seems to be going the way of some of its other policies that were declared amid great fanfare only to be dumped thereafter. Excise Minister Mahinder Singh Saathi had on June 15 announced the salient features of the policy that was to come into force on July 1.

Parties, unions take up cudgels for Sonepat DC
Sonepat, September 24
The representatives of various political parties, social and voluntary organisations and trade unions today expressed concern over the life threats to Mr S N Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Sonepat, by some anti-social elements and urged the state government to take a serious note of it and provide full security to the DC immediately.

With Maya away, securitymen play truant
Ghaziabad, September 24
When the Additional DG, UP Police, Mr C.M. Bhatt, paid a surprise visit to inspect the security arrangements at the Delhi residence of the Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati, on September 21, he was shocked to see that most of the policemen on duty had made themselves scarce. The residence was just a sitting duck.

A girl child from Deepalaya during a protest march against female foeticide
A girl child from Deepalaya during a protest march against female foeticide on the occasion of the Girl Child Day in the Capital on Tuesday.

Girl children from Deepalaya protest against female foeticide
Girl children from Deepalaya protest against female foeticide on the occasion of Girl Child Day in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune photos Mukesh Aggarwal

300 vehicles ‘arranged’ for INLD rally
Faridabad, September 24
About 300 vehicles, including 150 buses, have reportedly been arranged by the local authorities for the transportation of the political workers during a state-level INLD rally at Jind tomorrow, to mark the birth anniversary of late Ch Devi Lal, former Deputy Prime Minister.

Sarna seeks facilities for Pak-bound pilgrims
New Delhi, September 24
The president of Delhi Shiromani Akali Dal (Tohra faction) and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, today submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister demanding all facilities for the pilgrims visiting the historical gurdwaras in Pakistan.

Bridge to ease railway choke point
Faridabad, September 24
The District authorities are contemplating getting a bridge constructed at the Railway Crossing near Old Faridabad. The local authorities, including the Deputy Commissioner and the Municipal Corporation officials, held a meeting with the railway authorities today in this connection.

Villagers lynch another criminal
Noida, September 24
Within three days of the lynching of a criminal in Luharli village, residents of another village here today lynched one of the four criminals who had barged into a ‘chaupal’ of a house to commit robbery.


WB scheme to check diseases among milch animals
Sonepat, September 24
The World Bank has sanctioned a scheme of Rs 91 crore for checking the spread of diseases among milch animals in the state. The state government has already received the first installment of this amount from the World Bank. This was stated by Mr Mohammad Ilyas, Minister for State for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, at a function here on Monday.



DDA demolition in Panchsheel Enclave raises eyebrows
New Delhi, September 24
Today afternoon was a dreadful day for shop owners of the Panchsheel Enclave shopping centre. The Delhi Development Authority demolished the platform in front of the shops in the 26-year-old shopping centre claiming that the owners had occupied it illegally.

PHDCCI resents move to defer sale of oil cos
Gurgaon, September 24
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed its resentment over the move of the central government in deferring the privatisation of major oil companies, HPCL and BPCL.

Soiled notes worth Rs 33 lakh exchanged
New Delhi, September 24
The Punjab and Sind Bank exchanged mutilated/soiled notes worth Rs. 33.21 lakhs on September 22. It also issued coins worth Rs. 7.07 lakhs in different denominations.

Mike Whitnet, the host of the ‘AXN Who Dares Win --- India special’
Mike Whitnet, the host of the ‘AXN Who Dares Win – India special’, at a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo

‘Chautala not following Devi Lal’s policies’
New Delhi, September 24
The spokesman of the All India Jat Maha Sabha, Mr Tara Chand Mor, said that the best way to pay homage to former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal was to follow his ideals and policies. He was speaking on the occasion of Devi Lal’s birth anniversary here.

DUTA stages massive dharna outside VC’s office
New Delhi, September 24
In a bid to intensify the pressure on the Vice-Chancellor, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association staged a massive dharna outside his office today. Teachers turned up in large numbers at the invitation of DUTA. The dharna witnessed the participation of almost 1,000 teachers.

  • Peace march today

  • Mashelkar gets extension

NSS holds rally against polythene
Rohtak, September 24
The NSS unit of Government Dental College here organised a rally to celebrate the NSS Day today. The theme of the rally was ‘awareness against the use of polythene in daily life’.Nearly 75 students of the college participated in the rally.

The NSS unit of the Government Dental College in Rohtak held a rally to spread awareness about the use of polythene in daily life. — Tribune Photo

The NSS unit of the Government Dental College in Rohtak held a rally to spread awareness about the use of polythene in daily life

  • Student killed

  • Suicide by woman

  • Water scarcity


Four robbers who operate in buses nabbed
New Delhi, September 24
With the arrest of four youths from Sultanpuri, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers who operated in moving buses. They were identified as Tanvir, his brother Salauddin and their associates Shamim and Anil Kumar.

Confectioner looted, murdered in Garh Mukteshwar
Sonepat, September 24
The reported looting and murder of Mr D.P.Gupta, a resident of Sonepat and president of the Haryana Pradesh Halwai Union, in Garh Mukteshwar (UP) area by unidentified armed robbers of Ghaziabad on Saturday, has cast a gloom over this city.

Cheat offering bogus jobs falls in police net
New Delhi, September 24
The Crime Branch today claimed to have arrested one person who allegedly used to cheat innocent persons with fictitious job offers. A large number of filled application forms of Reliance Industries Limited, interview letters, newspaper ‘Sandhyanand’ with an advertisement and visiting cards were seized from his possession.

  • Robbers nabbed

  • Delinquents held

  • Smack seized

Petrol pump robbery foiled as four held
Panipat, September 24
With the arrest of four persons last night, the Model Town police claim to have busted a gang of thieves. With their arrest, a bid to loot he Maharana Petrol Pump has also been foiled.


HC seeks report from PWD
New Delhi, September 24
The Delhi High Court has sought a report from the Department of Public Works on the “poor quality” of work in school buildings and action taken against the officials responsible for it.

Demolish illegal structures around Zafar Mahal: HC
New Delhi, September 24
The Delhi High Court today ordered fresh demarcation of the area around the Capital’s famous Mughal era monument - Zafar Mahal - within six weeks to identify illegal constructions. The court also ordered the demolition of the same in four months after the completion of the exercise.

Six-month jail term for GDA Secretary
Ghaziabad, September 24
The Secretary of the Ghaziabad Development Authority, Mr U. N. Thakur, has been sentenced to six months’ simple imprisonment each in two different cases, for not having complied with the orders of the District Consumer Redressal Forum.

Fashion doyenne’s glad rags for this winter
The summer sun is still shining bright. That is, however, no reason why our designers should stick to the rotation of the climes, so what if we had no monsoon rains to drench us, we had plenty of clothes pouring in from the monsoon collection so painstakingly put together by the designer frat. And if monsoon is here, can the winter collection be far behind. Ritu Kumar, the doyenne of the fashion scene, is ready with her submission for the winter.

A model in a Ritu Kumar’s Label outfit.

A model in a Ritu Kumar’s Label outfit

  • Bridal Asia

  • Skin care

  • Vashu’s music

  • Tempting trinkets

  • W for women

  • Food fest


Everyone’s poor when it comes to free medical aid!
Gurgaon, September 24
When it comes to availing free services meant for poorer sections of the society, class distinction gets blurred. This exactly was the case at a one-day free health camp, organised by Delhi-based Jaipur Golden Hospital in association with the Maitri Kalyan Manch, a voluntary organisation, in local Jiwan Jyoti Senior Secondary Public School recently.

Rumour-mongers thwart polio drive
Meerut, September 24
Expressing deep concern over the increasing cases of polio in the Meerut Division, the Commissioner, Mr N. S. Ravi, directed all district magistrates to take stern action against the officials who are not taking anti-polio vaccination movement in the division seriously.


Mayank Tehlan hits century for St. Marks
New Delhi, September 24
A brilliant century by Mayank Tehlan, an unbeaten 57 by Priyank Tehlan and deadly bowling by Harsh Suri (4 for 30) helped St. Marks School beat Upras Public School by 102 runs in the third Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Government School, Vikas Puri, on Tuesday.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan enter quarters
New Delhi, September 24
Delhi Under-19 player Robin Bisht cracked a stroke-filled 45, which contained six boundaries, and Sidartha Sawney slammed 49 with three sixes and as many fours to help Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan beat Manav Sthali Public School by one wicket and entered the quarter-final of the second Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy at the Ashok Vihar ground.

Joginder, Neha bag Jaspal Kaur TT titles
New Delhi, September 24
Joginder Singh Bisht of Delhi Audit and Neha Aggarwal of Manav Sthali School annexed the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively in the 15th Jaspal Kaur Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the Jaspal Kaur Public School premises at Shalimar Bagh on Tuesday.

Father Agnel to meet Don Bosco in basketball final
New Delhi, September 24
Father Agnel School, Gautam Nagar will take on Don Bosco School, Alaknanda in the final of the first Fr. Peter Mermier Memorial Invitational Inter-School Basketball Tournament for boys on September 27 at the St Francis De Sales School court, Janakpuri.

Nehru Public beat Springdales
New Delhi, September 24
Nehru Public School, Ghaziabad beat Springdales School, Pusa Road 48-35 in the Ramjas Inter-School Basketball Tournament. Raman Malik (14) and Yogendra (12) were the leading scorers.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |