Friday, October 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Family attacked in civil hospital
Gurgaon, October 3
The law of the jungle seems to prevail here as a group of six youths attacked a family of three persons in a hospital itself. The incident occurred last night in the civil hospital located just 100 yards from the city police station.

DU 5-minute farce fails to gel
New Delhi, October 3
The Academic Council decision, taken on Tuesday night in a marathon meeting, which will affect a superficial increase in the teachers’ workload, has not pleased anyone.



Schools expect four-yr-olds to be whizkids
New Delhi, October 3
The elitist schools just love to stump a child with a number of ‘intelligent’ tests. Interviews where they quiz you about papa’s name and the colour of the sky seem to belong to a bygone era.

Rs 142 cr for Haryana’s beauty treatment
Faridabad, October 3
The state government would spend about Rs 142 crore on beautification of its towns. This was stated by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while launching a two-week-long ‘cleanliness drive’ here last evening. 

Turban-tying competition held
New Delhi, October 3
A turban tying competition was organised by Dashmesh Public School here today. The competition was organised to motivate students to wear turbans, which is an essential part of the Sikh religion and culture. 

A turban-tying competition organised by the Dashmesh Public School in the Capital on Thursday. The competition was organised to motivate students to wear turban, which is an essential part of the Sikh religion and culture. — Photo by Anil Sharma
A turban-tying competition organised by the Dashmesh Public School in the Capital


Farmers for probe into canal water supply
Sonepat, October 3
Hundreds of farmers living in the villages falling under the jurisdiction of Gohana and Rai water services divisions in this district have been facing an acute shortage of canal water in the past few months. They have also alleged the theft of irrigation water by unscrupulous and influential farmers, backed by some officials and certain political leaders of the ruling party.

Reverberations of drought felt on agricultural activities
Jhajjar, October 3
Notwithstanding the ongoing blame-game between the Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh over survey of the drought- affected areas and subsequent relief package to them, reverberations of the drought are being felt in various activities related to agriculture.

Rs 40 crore Central aid for Haryana jail revamp
Sonepat, October 3
The Centre has earmarked a sum of Rs 40 crore for providing modern facilities in the jails of Haryana during the current financial year. This was stated by Mr Laik Ram Dabbas, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Prison) while talking to mediapersons here yesterday.

Organising slum-dwellers to make them realise their ‘shakti’
Mrs Rekha Rajput.
New Delhi, October 3
She has been chosen by the Government of NCT Delhi to organise (Stree Shakti) camps in the Trans-Yamuna areas to educate the women of the slum clusters so that they could bring about improvement in their socio-economic conditions. She has also assisted UNICEF in organising workshops for street children in East Delhi.

MCD nod for ‘tehbazari’ rights to NGOs flayed
New Delhi, October 3
Mr Vijender Kumar Gupta, member of the Standing Committee of the MCD, today demanded that the resolution passed by the committee on transferring ‘tehbazari’ collection rights to NGOs be withdrawn since it is illegal, unconstitutional and against the statutory provisions of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act.

Rural development ‘panacea for country’s ills’
Rewari, October 3
Hundreds of ex-servicemen, functionaries of various voluntary organisations, teachers and other prominent citizens from various parts of south Haryana and the neighbouring Alwar district of Rajasthan participated in a social conference organised under the auspices of the National Centre for Rural Development, "Utthaan", on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti here yesterday.

Honour for Speaker from across seven seas
New Delhi, October 3
For many who claim to be serving the nation and its people, here is a lesson to
Delhi Assembly Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh’s feat of having won elections for the last 45 years is an achievement, which speaks volumes about the man’s commitment and his dedication.

Reserve 25 pc posts for disabled: Samiti
Rohtak, October 3
The Haryana Handicapped Persons Sewa Samiti has demanded reservation of 25 per cent posts in the state for handicapped persons. The handicapped persons belonging to rural areas of Rohtak and Jhajjar districts today held a meeting at Dighal village to highlight the problems being faced by them in Haryana. Mr Jagdeep Singh Dhankar of Karontha village presided over the meeting.

Safdarjung flyover to open in March
New Delhi, October 3
The Delhi PWD and Urban Development Minister, Dr A. K. Walia, said the Safdarjung flyover would be fully commissioned by March next year. The minister stated this after visiting under construction flyovers at Safdarjung, Dhaula Kuan, Mayapuri and Punjabi Bagh today.

Bomb scare at St Stephen's Hospital
New Delhi, October 3
Security personnel went into a tizzy here after an anonymous caller told the Police Control Room that five bombs had been planted at St Stephen’s Hospital, the police said. The police immediately swung into action. Bomb disposal squads were rushed to the hospital and a massive search was carried out in the entire hospital premises. 
The bomb disposal squad with sniffer dogs at St Stephen’s Hospital on Thursday. — Photo by Anil Sharma
The bomb disposal squad with sniffer dogs at St Stephen’s Hospital


Dowry menace claims another victim
Rohtak, October 3
A woman was forced to commit suicide and another was driven out of the house allegedly by their in-laws for bringing inadequate dowry in the district during the past 24 hours.

Stamp paper racket unearthed
New Delhi, October 3
The West district police arrested six persons who had allegedly been involved in selling forged government documents. They were identified as Sanjay alias Vinod, Shashi Bhushan Giri, Bipender Singh, Shashi Kant Pandey, Ranjan Kumar and Ladhu Singh. The gang members used to prepare and sell fake stamp papers of various denominations.

Army jawan held for carrying grenades 
Faridabad, October 3
An Army jawan was arrested by the railway police at the Palwal station today on charges of possessing about six grenades in his baggage. The soldier, identified as Sanjiv Kumar, was reportedly on his way home on leave.

Obsessive love & sick mind killed him
Rohtak, October 3
Rajesh Budhwar, who shot himself after killing a woman lecturer at Highway Dhani Hotel here on Wednesday, resorted to the extreme step as he was obsessively in love with the deceased woman and probably suffering from a personality disorder.


Parthan’s artistic dream to explore the world
I am an academically trained artist. However, it is the education I have received in various other areas far removed from the practice of art, which informs and shapes my art-making,” said Baiju Parthan about his art practice which revolves around ‘media’ and ‘technology’ and he bears witness to the textures of our existing world. For his source material, information is gathered in fragments from media in the form of news photographs, television promos, website matter, ancient astral or mystical diagrams and so on.

SUN RISING - Patented Landscape, Acrylic on canvas.
  • View of river
  • Coin exhibition
  • Her fragrance


K N Colts edge out Chand Khanna
New Delhi, October 3
K N Colts scored a thrilling one-wicket victory with one ball to spare against Chand Khanna Club in the opening match of the N N Mohan Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Ghaziabad.

Brig. Kapil Mohan meeting the Chand Khanna players before inaugurating the N N Mohan Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins Stadium in Ghaziabad.
Brig. Kapil Mohan meeting the Chand Khanna players before inaugurating the N N Mohan Memorial Cricket Tournament

TRDO meeting  at Bangalore
New Delhi, October 3
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accorded its approval for appointing Talent Resources Development Officers (TRDO) from each of its affiliated units to witness junior national tournaments for the season 2002-2003.

S P Academy register easy win
New Delhi, October 3
S P Academy registered a comfortable nine-wicket victory against Springdales School 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 Ashok Vihar ground.

Navyug beat St. Paul
New Delhi, October 3
Navyug Public School downed St. Paul Public School 5-2 in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Football Tournament at the Ganga International School ground, Hiran Kudna, Rohtak Road.

Richa stars in Haryana TT
Rohtak, October 3
Richa of Rohtak won the Kids (girls) Singles title of the Liberty 3rd Haryana Ranking Table Tennis Championship, which began at I.C. College here today. Richa defeated Anchal of Sonepat 10-12, 11-3, 11- 4 and 13-11. In the Kids (boys) cagegory Manu of Faridabad reached the finals defeating Saurabh Verma of Sirsa 12-10, 11-9,11-9.

St Marks trounce  Jindal
New Delhi, October 3
St Marks School (Janakpuri) registered an emphatic eight-wicket victory against N C Jindal Public School in the third Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Mont Fort School ground on Wednesday.


Meet on police reforms today
New Delhi, October 3
To stress the need for implementing the recommendations of the National Police Commission on police reforms and to make the police force more public-friendly, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, in collaboration with the Editors Guild and FICCI, is organising a round-table conference on police reforms tomorrow.


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