Tuesday, October 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Undertrials to be produced on video, in court
New Delhi, October 7
The shuttling of undertrials from prison to court and vice-versa will soon cease. Instead, the undertrials will be ‘produced’ before the magistrate in a digital format with the aid of what is euphemistically called video conference.

DLF residents take charge of security
Gurgaon, October 7
Cheesed off by alleged partial withdrawal of the security arrangements provided for the plotted areas in DLF City by its promoters, the DLF Management, the residents have pooled in their resources to beef up the security structure.

A scene from the dance drama Ram, organised by Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra A scene from the dance drama Ram, organised by Shri ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, in the Capital on Monday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Centre owes Rs 15 crore to DU teachers
New Delhi, October 7
The implicit parity between Class I government employees and Delhi University teachers implies that the central government owes teachers an astronomical sum of Rs 15 crore in arrears. The arrears are an outcome of the delay in the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission revision, which was due in 1996 but saw the light of the day as late as 1998.

NCERT only dabbles in ‘flawless’ facts
New Delhi, October 7
Days after a group of historians slammed the NCERT’s new social sciences textbooks for containing factual errors, the council has sought to defend its work on the ground that references made in the texts were based on historical facts thoroughly researched.

Delhi temples under security wrap
New Delhi, October 7
To prevent a recurrence of Akshardham-like situation, the Delhi Police is beefing up security during the festive period beginning today amidst intelligence reports of impending terrorist strikes. The Delhi Police has also asked the organisers of various Ram Lilas, Durga Pujas and managements of various temples to provide volunteers who will work in tandem with the security personnel. The emphasis will not only be on a heavy police presence in the streets and venues, but also on limiting the general public’s access to the sanctum sanctorum.

Delhi Police personnel keeping vigil at the famous Birla Temple as part of a new security drill for Durga Puja in the Capital on Monday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Delhi Police personnel keeping vigil at the famous Birla Temple as part of a new security drill for Durga Puja

Kalindi bypass gets Cabinet nod
New Delhi, October 7
The Council of Ministers of the Government of NCT of Delhi on Monday approved the construction of Kalindi bypass from Kalindi Colony, Ring Road, to Kailndi Kunj Road No 13 (A).


Khurana wants Sheila to ‘insist’ on full statehood for Delhi
New Delhi, October 7
“Why does the Chief Minister not insist on statehood for the NCT of Delhi …?” Madan Lal Khurana poses to Sheila Dikshit. He says, condescendingly, all the ‘problems’ including the “powers of the Lieutenant-Governor and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to remote control the popular, duly elected government” will be overcome, if a suitable legislation for granting of statehood is introduced in the winter session of the Parliament.

Walia accuses Khurana of misleading Delhiites 
New Delhi, October 7
Accusing the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, of misleading Delhiites in the matter of regularisation of unauthorised colonies, the Urban Development Minister, Mr A.K.Walia, on Monday said the Centre was sleeping over a report submitted to it in June this year. Mr Walia alleged that the Centre had not shown any interest in taking a suitable decision.

Farmers bear the brunt of water paucity
Sonepat, October 7
Farmers of several villages including Farmana, Nizampur Majra, Mauzamnagar and Ridhao, have been facing an acute shortage of canal water for the sowings of rabi crops and urged the Chief Minister Mr Om Prakash Chautala to direct the authorities of the irrigation department to ensure regular supply of canal water.

SYL in mind, Chautala tells Krishna to honour SC order
Rewari, October 7
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has asserted that the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr S. M. Krishna, should honour the apex court's directive and release 9,000 cusecs of water from its reservoir to Tamil Nadu daily. He said this during a press conference here yesterday.

Chautala announces incentives for farmers 
Narnaul, October 7
The government has announced an incentive to those farmers who voluntarily disclose their power loads. This was stated by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while inaugurating a 132 KV sub-station at village Mundia Khera.

Nod to religious sites in housing societies 
New Delhi, October 7
The Congress ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in its meeting today, passed a resolution proposing to regularise the construction of religious places inside the Group Housing Societies (GHS) in different areas of the Capital. Taking a serious view of the issue, the House unanimously passed the resolution in this regard as demolition of these structures would create law and order problems

Music knows no boundaries: From Maithili to Punjabi
Despite being a Punjabi, she has carved a niche for herself in ‘Bhojpuri’ and ‘Maithili’ folk singing. This Laxmi Nagar-based young lady, Survjeet Kaur, is known as the ‘Lata Mangeshkar’ of Bhojpuri folk singing with more than two dozen audio and video cassettes to her credit. She has playback songs in many Bhojpuri feature films. Despite these achievements, she feels that she is not doing enough. Keeping this in mind, she has just switched over to Punjabi folk singing. Her maiden video album, ‘Mastiyan’, is being released next month. In a tête-à-tête with the NCR Tribune, she talks on various aspects of her trade. Survjeet Kaur

Navratri festival begins
New Delhi, October 7
Navratri celebrations in the Capital have begun. Devotees paying obeisance and offering largesse to the deities thronged to temples across the city. In Badri Bhaga Jhandewala temple a Navratri mela has been organised. The temple will remain open to devotees from four in the morning till midnight.

‘Satyagrahi’ breaks 20-day fast
New Delhi, October 7
Mr Jaiprakash, Chairman of the Surya Foundation, broke his 20-day fast on Sunday evening. Accompanied by several students, he had gone on a fast at Gandhi Samadhi here to launch “Bharat Jagao’ satyagrah throughout the country, rejuvenating the Gandhian tradition of arousing public opinion through satyagrahs.

Professionals elected to Gurgaon RWA
Gurgaon, October 7
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents' Welfare Association Sector 15-(II):President- Mr J.C.Arora; Vice- President-Capt M. S. Kaushik; General Secretary- Mr Rajinder Singh; Secretary- Mrs Sandhya Sharma; and Treasurer- Mrs V. P. Manchanda.

BJP cell for separate Haryana HC 
Panipat, October 7
The setting up of a separate High Court for Haryana and a National Judicial Commission for the appointment of judges were the highlights of the first state-level meeting of BJP ‘Advocate Cell’, which concluded here yesterday.
  • Bank incentives
  • School computers stolen
  • Motorcycle, cash Looted
  • Manager waylaid, shot dead
  • Villagers lynch two robbers

PNB festive offer on credit schemes
New Delhi, October 7
The Punjab National Bank today announced the launch of its festival bonanza, which offers attractive concession to customers under its retail credit schemes with the onset of the festive season.

Bhujbal for strict action against Salman
Panipat, October 7
The Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chhaggan Bhujbal, last night warned of strict action against Bollywood star Salman Khan in the rash driving case. Talking to reporters here, Mr Bhujbal while conceding relations between the underworld and the Bollywood, said the government was keeping a close eye on the activities of the mafia and the Bollywood.

Maharaja Agarsain Jayanti celebrated
Narnaul, October 7
Maharaja Agarsain Jayanti is being celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. A colourful procession is also planned through the main streets of the town. People from all walks of life are enthusiastically participating in the event.


3 inter-state gang members arrested 
New Delhi, October 7
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police have apprehended three desperate inter-state gang members who were involved in murder, attempt to murder, dacoity, robbery and motor vehicle thefts in Delhi and Haryana.


Car service centre inaugurated in Faridabad
Faridabad, October 7
The Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) today opened its second authorised service centre at Sector-6 here. Mr V.D.Bhasin, vice-president of the customer care service of the HMIL, while inaugurating the service centre, said that the company, whose customers were growing rapidly, wanted to provide service at the nearest possible point. The service centre at Sector-6 is called `TCS and Associates’.


Nehra bags plum post in world teachers’ conference
Rohtak, October 7
Dr Wazir Nehra, vice-president, All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations, has been appointed the organising secretary of the World Teachers' Organisations' Conference to be held in Delhi from December 13 to 15.


Royal Challenge Grand Prix kicks off today
New Delhi, October 7
The second Royal Challenge Indian Open, South Asia’s richest golf championship, will be held from March 27 to 30, at the Delhi Golf Club course, as the flag ship event of the largest-ever sponsorship in golf—the Royal Challenge Golf Program. The cream of Indian golf will be seen in action in the Royal Challenge Grand Prix, to be held at the Delhi Golf Club from October 8 to 11. The Open will carry a total cash prize of $300,000.

Jyoti finishes sixth at Dunhill
New Delhi, October 7
On a day when amateur golfer Shiv Kapoor made India proud by winning the individual gold medal at Busan Asian Games, his professional counterpart Jyoti Randhawa was keeping the Indian flag fluttering high when he finished a creditable sixth in the cash-rich US$-5 million Dunhill Links Championship, which concluded at the Old Course in St Andrews on Sunday.

Karan Harit to lead Delhi  Under-15 team
New Delhi, October 7
Karan Harit has been named the captain of the Delhi Under-15 team with Vartik Tihara as his deputy for the first two matches of the Polly Umrigar Trophy Zonal Programme for 2002-2003.

  • Air Force win

Vinay SharmaS P enter Rameshwar Trophy final
New Delhi, October 7
Deadly bowling by Vinay Sharma, who claimed five wickets for 24 runs, powered S P Academy to a 76 runs victory against Ravindra Public School, in the first semi-final match of the second Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association, at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Khanna, Azad felicitated
New Delhi, October 7
A galaxy of cricket players and sports officials attended the function to felicitate former vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) C K Khanna for being appointed as vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). 

Vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy C. K. Khanna (second from left), manager of the Indian cricket team Ram Babu Gupta and DDCA joint secretary Sunil Khanna (right) with Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma, at a felicitation function in Delhi.

R R Gymkhana lift title
New Delhi, October 7
A devastating bowling spell by Sandeep Angurala, who claimed four wickets for 38 runs and a crackling unbeaten knock of 52 by Pradeep Chawla, enabled Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Dena Bank by eight runs and lift the S P Sharma Memorial Cricket Tournament trophy at the Jasola Sports Complex. R R Gymkhana received a cash prize of Rs 11000, while Dena Bank was awarded Rs 8100.

LIC Zonal Carrom Tournament
New Delhi, October 7
Players from 13 divisions of the Northern Zone are taking part in the 23rd Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) carrom tournament, which was inaugurated at the Russian Culture Centre, by Mr P. K. Behl, RM (P and R), Northern Zonal office.

Hewlett Packard down ICICI
New Delhi, October 7
Hewlett Packard beat ICICI Bank by six wickets in the sixth D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. Vivek Dwivedi of Hewlett Packard was adjudged the man of the match.

  • Ganga in semis


Nagar Nigam removes 25 encroachments
Ghaziabad, October 7
The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam has removed 25 encroachments in Sector 10, Raj Nagar, area of the city. The Nagar Nigam has also confiscated three truckloads of goods spread near the roadside.


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