Thursday, September 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Security beefed up at shrines
New Delhi, September 25
Following a major terrorist attack at Akshardham temple of the Swaminarayan sect in Gandhinagar last evening, security has been strengthened in all major temple complexes and important buildings across the Capital.

An armed policeman at Mandir Marg in front of Birla Mandir
An armed policeman at Mandir Marg in front of Birla Mandir in New Delhi on Wednesday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Rs 18 crore Japanese memorial to Devi Lal
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala laying the foundation stone
Gurgaon, September 25
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today launched two projects, one in Gurgaon and the other in Manesar about 15 km from here, to mark the 89th birth anniversary of late Devi Lal, former Deputy Prime Minister.

Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala laying the foundation stone of a Japanese heritage complex at Manesar in Gurgaon.

MCD standing committee wants strict norms for tender seekers
New Delhi, September 25
The all-powerful Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi today unanimously agreed to authorise the municipal commissioner to formulate strict norms for tender seekers, so that those linked to the dreaded tender mafia were eliminated. 

Do look this gift-horse in the mouth!
Faridabad, September 25
Be wary of this enticing phone call and the sensuous voice at the other end, coyly informing that you are the lucky winner of a golden pot, lying at the end of a rainbow. Some fly-by-night operators keep offering freebies to unsuspecting customers in order to entrap them in their promotional lulus.


Academician and social activist Usha Ram receiving the National Award
Academician and social activist Usha Ram receiving the National Award for Teachers from President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

School buses to ferry INLD men to Jind
Rohtak, September 25
The students of various public schools in the town today ‘enjoyed’ a forced holiday following impounding of the school buses by the administration for carrying INLD workers and supporters to Jind.

Rs 12 lakh ransom demand for Student

Prince, a student of B.A.M.S. in Gaur Brahaman College, Rohtak, and a son of well-known Dr Des Raj Juneja of Gohana town in Sonepat district, is reported to have been kidnapped. 



Northern Rly — nourishing the Capital day in & day out
Sonepat, September 25
The Northern Railway has formed the life line to the National Capital Region by providing train services at regular frequency. These train services not only provide sustenance to the national Capital by carrying essential commodities on their freight services but also bring the non-resident workers of the NCR into the city of Delhi to each working day and take them back home every night.

CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani’s latest creations adorn models prior to the fashion week in Milan. The couturier’s dresses were showcased in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

HSIDC gets licence for overseas job placements
Gurgaon, September 25
The Haryana State Industrial Corporation, a nodal agency of the state government for developing industrial and support infrastructure, has obtained the licence from the Centre for overseas placements of personnel. A booklet containing information to this effect was released here today by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while laying the foundation stone of a Rs 18-crore Japanese Hostel-cum-Restaurant complex.

FSIA to offer free services to new units
Faridabad, September 25
The Faridabad Small Industries Association has decided to provide free services regarding filing of income tax returns and sales tax to those new units that will come up here in the future.

  • Man commits suicide

  • Traffic lights to be installed

  • Prisoners booked



Soda ash worth Rs 3 lakh seized
Ghaziabad, September 25
Trade tax officials at the Indirapuram check-post have seized 600 bags of soda ash, which were being illegally transported in a truck. The seized soda ash reportedly commands a price of Rs 3 lakh in the market.

AIIMS doctor commits suicide in hostel
New Delhi

A 27-year-old junior resident in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room. The deceased, Dr Partho Parthin Gangopaday, resident of West Bengal and an ophthalmologist, joined the RPI Centre in AIIMS on July 1. 

Three nabbed, 14 mobikes seized
New Delhi, September 25
The Delhi Police Crime Branch today claimed to have nabbed three auto-lifters, who used to target brand new vehicles and used to sell them in Uttar Pradesh after making forged papers. 

  • Robber drugs rly passengers

  • Man, wife receive burns




Can the distance between DUTA and DUSU be bridged?
DUTA members protesting against the UGC directivesT
he past week witnessed simultaneous relay hunger strikes in the two leading universities of Delhi–Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. While it was the JNUSU, the student body, which was leading the agitation at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, it was the teachers association, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association, which was spearheading the agitation at the Delhi University.

DUTA members protesting against the UGC directives on increasing the workload of teachers. — Tribune Photo

  • Canadian Education Fair

  • Seminar at IP College

  • ‘Towards Better Health’

  • University affiliation

  • Festivals at LSR

  • Exhibition at IIEM

DUTA comes full circle on workload norms
New Delhi, September 25
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association, feeling greatly let down by the incidents that took place at the Workload Committee meeting yesterday, has decided to intensify its agitation against the Vice-Chancellor.

NCERT workshop on girls’ education ends
New Delhi, September 25
A three-day workshop on assessing the progress of girls’ education in India during the SAARC ‘Decade of the Girl Child’ was held on the NCERT campus. The workshop, which concluded here today, drew attention to the strategies that are required to ensure universal elementary education among girls. 



Kiran Segal at the festival last year.A rich fare for eyes and ears at Qutab Festival
New Delhi, September 25
Delhi Tourism, in association with India Tourism and the Sahitya Kala Parishad, is organising the 10th Qutab Festival on September 28 and September 29 at the Qutab Minar Complex. The Qutab festival is a permanent feature on Delhi Tourism’s annual calendar of cultural events and is based on the analogy of the famous Khajuraho and Konark festivals. The two-day festival usually has performances by renowned artistes, a visual treat of dances, an evening of qawwalis, folk dances, music recitals and a lot more.

Kiran Segal at the festival last year.

Punjabi poet’s love ballads on Net
Gurdeep Singh PandherNew Delhi, September 25
Gurdeep Singh Pandher has earned the distinction of being the first writer from Punjab to have his book of poetic songs, ‘Diving into Heart’, displayed on prominent websites. His book was recently published in the United States and has been recording good sales.


Helpline for psychiatric woes at PGIMS
Rohtak, September 25
The people who are contemplating to end their lives or require crisis intervention could avail psychiatric services on the telephone helpline set up by the PGIMS here at the number 01262-51001.

Heart Mahasangram gets under way
New Delhi, September 25
A week-long Heart Mahasangram was launched here today to tackle the rising incidence of heart ailments, which seem to be spreading fast among the younger generation and women.

Cardiac check-up camp held at Ghaziabad
New Delhi, September 25
As part of their outreach program, Dharma Vira Heart Centre held a free cardiac check-up camp at Neel Padam Kunj Apartments in Ghaziabad on September 22. 



East Point School crush Ramjas
DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev inaugurating the Inter-School Cricket Tournament
New Delhi, September 25
Devastating bowling performances by Akhand Rathore (4 for 21) and Aditya N Mahajan (4 for 32) helped East Point School, Vasundara Enclave beat Ramjas School, R.K.Puram by eight wickets in the sixth Bon Ton Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School ground, Saket.
DDCA Sports Secretary Sunil Dev inaugurating the Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School.

Rishi Bhardwaj bowls BVB to victory
New Delhi, September 25
A fierce bowling performance of 5 for 19 by Rishi Bhardwaj helped Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan beat Shankaracharya School by five wickets in the third Parle Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Under-17 at the Rohini Sports Complex.

Mukesh Kumar jumps to top spot
New Delhi, September 25
Mukesh Kumar, the ‘Champion Golfer of the Year’ for the past three seasons, positioned himself at the top of the Professional Golf Association of India money list following his three title wins in a row in the recently-concluded Southern Swing of the 2002-03 season of the Indian Golf Tour.

Two players battling for the ball JDM lift Dhyan Chand Trophy
New Delhi, September 25
Janaki Devi Mahavidyalaya (JDM)defeated National Stadium 3-2 to lift the Dhyan Chand Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament at the National Stadium. In a well-contested match, Anju, Sonika and Sangeeta scored the goals for JDM while Sushila and Babita struck the goals for National Stadium.

Two players battling for the ball during the Dhyan Chand Six-a-Side Hockey in the Capital. 
— Tribune Photo

NCA post for Surender Khanna
New Delhi, September 25

Former India player and Delhi wicket-keeper-cum-batsman Surender Khanna has been appointed as the “Talent Recourses Development Officer” of North Zone for the cricketing season 2002-2003 by the National Cricket Academy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. 

Ajai Raj Sharma felicitates BSF team
BSF Director-General Ajay Raj Sharma felicitating
New Delhi, September 25
Border Security Force Director-General Ajay Raj Sharma felicitated the BSF Mountaineering Expedition, which returned to New Delhi after successfully scaling Mount Kamet (height 25,447 feet) and Mount Abhigamin (height 24,130 feet) peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas on August 29.
BSF Director-General Ajay Raj Sharma felicitating the leader of the BSF Mountaineering Expedition N.S.Satish Chander in the Capital.


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