Monday, September 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Cops face mob fury
Angry villagers enforce blockade near police lines
Ghaziabad, September 29
Ten policemen, including one Circle Officer and five SIs, were injured in sustained stone-pelting by villagers. The police was trying to persuade them to lift a road blockade on Hapur Road near police lines. Following the mob action, contingents of police and PAC rained lathis on the villagers and chased them for a fairly long distance.

Private school owners livid over ban
Panipat, September 29
The Private School Owners Common Front, an apex body of scores of privately-managed schools in the city, is on the warpath. At a meeting held here today, the front decided to oppose tooth and nail the recent order of the Haryana Education Government barring the students of private schools from appearing in the matriculation examination of the Haryana Board of School Education.




No attempt to fill up legal posts as cases pile up
New Delhi, September 29
Despite the assurance of the Delhi Lt. Governor, Mr. Vijai Kapoor, in January this year that all vacant posts in the crucial Legal and Writ Cell of the Department of Land and Building would be filled, so that it can carry out its functions effectively, the proposal continues to gather dust in the Administrative Reform Department of the Government of NCT Delhi.

Smart cards for vehicles: Legal hurdles cleared
New Delhi, September 29
Clearing the way for introduction of smart cards for registration of vehicles, the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to study offers from manufacturers, and pass appropriate orders for finalising the contract within eight weeks.

Molestation incidents rock govt college
Rohtak, September 29
The alleged molestation of two girl students by a lecturer and a lab attendant at the government college for women here has generated a feeling of insecurity among the other students and their parents.

Qutab festival concludes
New Delhi, September 29
The Qutab Festival, a two-day cultural extravaganza organized by Delhi Tourism, concluded today. The day opened with a rhythmic Odissi composition by Kiran Segal. Her dance forms, Tallangiya and Dashaavataar, left the audience mesmerized. Tallangiya is danced to the rhythm of drums, cymbals and bells; Dashaavataar captures the evolution of cosmic energy through ten incarnations.

Navtej Singh Johar, a dance exponent, performing at the Qutab festival.
Navtej Singh Johar, a dance exponent, performing at the Qutab festival


Gujral honours social worker for improving life of the blind
Sonepat, September 29
Former Prime Minister I K Gujral has given the NAB-Sarojini Trilok Nath National Award to Mrs Nandini P Munshaw, honorary secretary of the Blind People's Association (India) Ahmadabad, in recognition of her pioneering work in the field of the visually impaired persons.

Gandhi more relevant today: L-G
New Delhi, September 29
The Delhi Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, said that Mahatma Gandhi was more relevant today than he was in his own time because a developing society like India needs value system based on truth, honesty and integrity to make progress.


Plans chalked out to remember Gandhi
New Delhi, September 29
The Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti have chalked out a string of programmes to commemorate the 133rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this year. The programmes will include voluntary labour (shramdan) by schoolchildren, special crafts and computer classes for the underprivileged and launch of a special website the “Second Quit India Movement-National Mission for Social Regeneration through Voluntary Action”.

  • Lok Adalat settles 945 cases
  • Scholarship schemes

Accidents claim two lives
New Delhi, September 29
Two persons were killed in accidents that took place in different parts of the Capital during the last 24 hours. Ustadji, alias Jugnu, a cyclist was crushed to death by a bus in BU-block market in Pitampura last night.

  • Liquor seized
  • Caddy killed

Acid thrown on girl
Faridabad, September 29
A college girl received burn injuries after an unidentified youth threw acid on her while she was on her way to her house in Sector-16 here on Saturday.

  • Bangladeshi held


This machine will take care of farmers’ need for low-cost operations
EW Holland tractors, the leader in tractors and farm machinery, has launched its new ‘Ford International Series’ of tractors with a 2-year warranty. The new Ford series would be available in all the hp segments and will be available through the company’s extensive dealer network.

  • Sound master
  • Trendy shirts
  • Superfast CD drives
  • Flaunt your shoes
  • Ultra-slim DVD-video player
  • Vegetarian jelly
  • Designer fragrances
  • Contemporary jewellery
  • Watches for formal occasions
  • Electronic flushing system
  • Pharoah collection
  • Bacteria-resistant
  • Cartoon apparel
  • Gifts for a lifetime
  • Crowning glory
  • Herbal face packs
  • The romantics

Members of DUTA stand their ground
New Delhi, September 29
The Workload Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University to review the teachers’ workload submitted its final report on Friday. The committee decided to include two divergent opinions of its members in its report. Meanwhile, the V-C’s appeal to call off DUTA relay hunger strike fell on deaf ears as the members continued their stir on third day. Anuradha Anand, an executive member had to be admitted in St. Stephen’s Hospital on Saturday night after complaints of high blood pressure.

A pulsating quiz to discover the world
ULSATING! How else can we describe the Discovery Channel Quiz 2002 that took place in the Capital’s Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. For the Delhi finals, quizmaster Derek O’Brien and the bunch of whiz kids put a show that was truly an enriching experience.

Quizmaster Derek O’Brien and Bharatanatyam danseuse Geeta Chandran at the Discovery Channel Quiz prize ceremony.
Quizmaster Derek O’Brien and Bharatanatyam danseuse Geeta Chandran at the Discovery Channel Quiz prize ceremony
  • Vision 2002
  • Zonal sports meet

  • Silver jubilee feast

  • Chotta VJ

The person who risks nothing, does nothing
E live in a world that is full of fears. It is in our talk, on our faces and in our bearing. It has become a part of our lives - the fear of failure, fear of being laughed at, fear of darkness, of being late, of questioning what we consider wrong, in fact there is a whole lexicon pertaining to fear.


7-year RI for murder
Narnaul, September 29
Mr Laxman Sharma, Additional Session Judge, Narnaul, has sentenced Ajit Singh, son of Mool Chand (28), an Ahir by caste, a resident of Maksuspur village (Mahendragarh district) for committing murder punishable under Section 302 of the IPC.


Play on Punjabis’ multicultural dilemma
New Delhi, September 29
For the first time in India, famous Punjabi play ‘Kamloops Ki Machiliya’, written by Amarjeet Singh, was staged by Shriram Centre Repertory here. The play is directed by Mushtaq Kak.

THE TRANSATLANTIC CONFLICT: ‘Kamloops Ki Machiliya’ zeros in on cultural dilemma of Punjabis.

‘Kamloops Ki Machiliya’ zeros in on cultural dilemma of Punjabis


20 lakh infants administered pulse polio
New Delhi, September 29
An estimated 20 lakh infants were on Sunday administered pulse polio drops. Although the first phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme has concluded, personnel drawn from the Department of Health will travel door to door over the next five days to administer the drops to any children who may have been left out.

Get rid of flab to live longer
New Delhi, September 29
Medical experts have stressed the need for bringing about changes in lifestyle in order to prevent heart attacks. They said over 60 million people in India, between the age of 25 and 60 are suffering from coronary artery disease. During a day-long conference on cardiology, coinciding with the World Heart Day, experts noted that Atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of arteries) was a major cause of heart attacks.


Modern School move up in Parle Cup
New Delhi, September 29
Modern School, Barakhamba Road beat Ramjas School No 4 by 21 runs in the third Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Lions Club president Mukesh Aggarwal inaugurating the 12th Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament.
  • Teri in final

Lions Club president Mukesh Aggarwal inaugurating the 12th Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament

Carmel Convent beat Ryan International
New Delhi, September 29
Carmel Convent toyed with Ryan International 25-12, 25-12 in a girls match of the 14th Delhi State Sub-Junior Volleyball Tournament, being organised under the aegis of the Delhi Volleyball Association, at the Bal Bhawan Public School courts, Mayur Vihar-11.

  • Vishal shines

Young beat Victory in soccer
New Delhi, September 29
Young Boys defeated Victory Club 3-0 in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Nehru Stadium West ground. Outside left Gaingamlung scored a brace. Ninja Kabui struck the third goal.

India cruising to Ceat Ratings’ top spot
New Delhi, September 29
The Indian cricket team hold the second spot in the CEAT Team Rating with 30 points. A victory in the ICC Champions Trophy will propel the Indian team, led by Saurav Ganguly, past current toppers Sri Lanka, who are nine points ahead.

Lankan Airways surge into lead
New Delhi, September 29
The Sri Lankan Airways team of Capt. S Rao and Capt. Navin De Silva surged into the lead with a tally of 61 nett on the opening day of the two-day India Tourism Global Airlines Golf Championship at the Classic Golf Resort in Gurgaon. Air India, represented by R S Hooda and Sanjeev Talwar, was placed second with a tally of 65 nett.

Maninder hits ton
New Delhi, September 29
Maninder Singh blasted a spitfire 161, studded with five sixes and 15 fours, to help Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Springdales School by 251 runs in a Group D League match of the Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association, at the Bharat Nagar Sports Complex. The winners collected four points.

  • Match ends in a tie


Fortnight-long cleanliness drive in Sonepat from Oct 2
Sonepat, September 29
The district administration has decided to launch a cleanliness fortnight beginning from the Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 both in the urban and rural areas of the district.


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