Wednesday, October 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Sikh Yellow Pages to be out by April 
New Delhi, October 8
For the first time, an ambitious project to list members of the Sikh community across the globe in a handy compendium by including their names and other relevant details is being launched with the blessings of the community at large.

Three killed in house fire
Meerut, October 8
Three persons were charred to death and at least seven others received burns in a fire that broke out in a house of Katta locality in the walled city here late last night. Five of the injured persons have received 70 per cent to 90 per cent burns. Property worth Rs 6 lakh is estimated to have been gutted.

The TATA Sumo that caught fire due to a short circuit at Karkardooma court The TATA Sumo that caught fire due to a short circuit at Karkardooma court in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Lokayukta exceeded brief: Court
New Delhi, October 8
The Delhi High Court has held that the Lokayukta had no jurisdiction to make any recommendation post-inquiry into the charges of pilfering of electricity by Indian National Congress’ legislator Jaspal Singh.

Mental illness: Bringing it out of closet
New Delhi, October 8
Mental health practitioners vouch for the fact that an increasing number of Indians are battling at least one form of mental duress or the other and that most of them either remain oblivious to their condition or simply choose not to pay attention. The reason, mental illness is still a taboo. “Mental health in India has been a long-neglected field, and the importance given to it by the common man and the medical fraternity has been poor. 

Delhi markets can stay open till 10 pm in festive months
New Delhi, October 8
Markets in the NCT of Delhi can remain open till 10 pm for three months from the date of notification of this Cabinet decision by the Lieutenant-Governor. The Council of Ministers today approved the same after taking into account the festival and tourism season and recession.

End the chaos, HC tells Traffic Police
New Delhi, October 8
The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi Traffic Police to improve regulation of vehicles in the Capital to make driving safer in the city. “An impression is gathered while driving on city roads that we are always being threatened,” a Bench comprising Justice Anil Dev Singh and Justice R. S. Sodhi told Delhi Traffic Police Chief Joint Commissioner Maxwell Pereira, who was summoned to the court to give a detailed assessment of the traffic regulations.

13-yr-old forces DC to act against eve-teasers
Rohtak, October 8
"DC (Deputy Commissioner) uncle, police wale bhi un gundon se mile hue hain. Par, aap to police se bhi bade hain. Aap hame bachalo, please." This is the desperate cry of a 13-year-old class IV student out to save herself and other girls of Gopal Colony near Mata Darwaja Chowk from eve-teasers.


In-house caterers at Ghaziabad district jail
Ghaziabad, October 8
Business acumen cannot be stifled. Not even in jail. No wonder, all kinds of services and facilities can be procured in the Ghaziabad District Jail, albeit at a price. The in-house caterers are the jail old timers and the conniving jail employees. Thanks to the crime spiral, the district jail is bursting at the seams: some 2600 prisoners are packed like sardines in cells, which have a capacity to hold only 660.

Khurana for CBI probe into illegal land allotment
New Delhi, October 8
The Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against officials who had handled the allotment of land to Chavan Rishi Apartments that was demolished after the Delhi High Court held it was constructed illegally.

Tension as police tries to remove jagran shamianas
Sonepat, October 8
Tension prevailed in the area when a strong contingent of police force, headed by Mr Darshan Lal, Station House Officer(SHO), made an unsuccessful attempt to remove shamianas and disperse the devotees from the Devi Lal Chowk here last evening.

Relevance of rallies discussed at symposium
Rohtak, October 8
Representatives of four major political parties in the state-the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), The Congress, the BJP and the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP)—became a target of difficult questions aired by the journalists at a symposium on 'Relevance of Rallies' organised by the Press Club, Rohtak, here last evening.

‘VAT not to be implemented from next year’
New Delhi, October 8
The Delhi Health Minister, Dr A.K.Walia, assured the businessmen of the Capital that new value added tax in sales tax would not be implemented from next year, as it would have negative effect on business.

DPCC criticises  freeze on DA 
New Delhi, October 8
Criticising the Ministry of Finance for proposing a freeze on the dearness allowance (DA) payable to Government of India employees, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Tuesday said it would make the lives of the employees, already reeling under the spiralling inflation, miserable.

Agencies with capital works eligible for govt contracts
New Delhi, October 8
Private agencies who have undertaken capital works will now be eligible for securing contracts of infrastructure projects of the Government of NCT of Delhi’s departments of Health, Education and Transport.

Scores of Jamiat men court arrest
New Delhi, October 8
Protesting against the “injustice” on the Muslims in the country, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Asad Madani today courted arrest here today along with 1,131 activists. Addressing the protesters, Maulana Madani said Muslims had been victims of injustice and atrocities at the hands of communal elements for years together.

Devotees throng temples in city 
New Delhi, October 8
Temples across the city were thronged with thousands of devotees today who had gone to offer obeisance to deities during the Navratri celebrations that began yesterday.


Man robbed of mobile, cash
New Delhi, October 8
Two unidentified youths robbed a mobile phone and Rs 4,000 from Pranay Kumar Jha, a resident of Kanwar Singh Nagar, Nangloi, in West district last night. The incident occurred when the victim got down from a bus at Nangloi bus stand. While going towards his home he was waylaid by the robbers and was robbed on knife-point, the police said.

IAF personnel killed in road accident 
Jhajjar, October 8
One person belonging to the Indian Air Force was killed and three others injured when a three-wheeler, in which they were travelling, overturned following a collision with a calf, about two-km away from Bahadurgarh on Jhajjar road, late last evening.


CII to hold seminar-cum-exposition
Gurgaon, October 8
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a two-day seminar-cum-exposition on ‘Competitive Edge Through Painting and Surface Coating Technologies’ on October 9 and 10, 2002 at the Convention Centre, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.


Sunny days are here for MBA students
New Delhi, October 8
The dark clouds, which had enveloped the career horizon after the economic slowdown, have finally started clearing, marking the return of sunny days for MBA graduates. Corporate recruiters in large numbers returned to the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) campus yesterday to offer summer placements for first year students.


Install speed governors: HC 
New Delhi, October 8
The Delhi High Court today issued a directive to the government, asking it to issue a notification within two weeks making it compulsory to install ‘speed governors’ in all four-wheelers in the national Capital.


She breathes poetry into pottery
For a student of political science who has not even had the basic training in fine arts, Anju Kumar has done herself proud, learning the art in its purest form. “I have received no instruction of any formal kind, I just learned on the job”, says Kumar, who is already 50 exhibitions old. A Punjabi by descent, the influence of Rajasthani art is unmistakable in her creations, “My husband was posted in Bikaner for five years. It is there that the influence seeped into me and filtered into my work”, says Kumar. Working under the brand name, ‘Anmol,’ Kumar began her foray in the realms of creativity when people started complementing her for pieces she had done for her house.       Anju Kumar and her creations. Anju Kumar
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Overcrowding & absent doctors afflict OPDs
Sonepat, October 8
A random survey of government hospitals, dispensaries, community health centres, primary health centres and private nursing homes as well as interviews conducted with specialists and private medical practitioners in this city and other parts of the district has brought forth the revelation that the available medical facilities are wholly inadequate because of the continuous influx of population from the surrounding villages.

Rewari to get test tube baby centre
Rewari, October 8
To provide a rare facility to childless couples almost at their doorstep, gynaecologists of the local Lalita Memorial Hospital have decided to set up a test tube baby centre, which would be the first of its kind in South Haryana and the third one in entire Haryana.

Drive against cataract gains momentum
Faridabad, October 8
The campaign against cataract blindness seems to be on at full swing in the district. With the onset of the main season to check the problem (September to March) almost 40 operations are being done daily here under the aegis of the District Blindness Control Society (DBCS).

Dharamshila Hospital gets ISO certification
New Delhi, October 8
The Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (DCHRC), one of the leading cancer treatment centres, has been certified for implementing ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:1996 standards for its integrated quality and environment management system.


Hans Club edge past Youngsters in DSA
New Delhi, October 8
Hans Club edged past Youngsters 1-0 in an A Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Nehru Stadium East ground. Inside-right Ravinder Mohan Bisht scored the all-important goal in the 12th minute.

Kanwar Ashish Inter-DPS Cricket Tournament
New Delhi, October 8
Delhi Public School, R K Puram, is organising the Kanwar Ashish Cricket Tournament in the memory of a former student of the school, under the aegis of the Kanwar Ashish Charitable Foundation. The trustees and the organising committee of the tournament include eminent citizens, bureaucrats and faculty members of DPS, including Principal Dr Shyam Chona.

Former Test player Madan Lal meeting kiddie cricketers of DPS, R K Puram.
Former Test player Madan Lal meeting kiddie cricketers of DPS, R K Puram

IA in semis
New Delhi, October 8
Indian Airlines crushed K N Colts by nine wickets and sailed into the semi-final of the N N Mohan Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground in Ghaziabad. A Arun Kumar and Ravneet Ricky put on 148 runs for the opening wicket to pave the way of an easy victory for Indian Airlines. Arun Kumar, who cracked an unbeaten 145 studded with 13 fours and five sixes, off 120 balls, was adjudged the man of the match.
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Hero Honda nets young cricket stars
New Delhi, October 8
Hero Honda has appointed cricket heartthrobs Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan as its brand ambassadors. The four players will join their captain Saurav Ganguly to form the Hero Honda “Team Ambition”— a team with a lethal performance combination of power, speed, efficiency and style.

Big win for Vidya Bhawan
New Delhi, October 8
Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan crushed Frank Anthony Public School by an innings and 26 runs in a league match of the sixth Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School ground in Saket.

ITBP Rafting concludes
New Delhi, October 8
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) White River Rafting expedition was flagged off by Deputy Inspector-General (Ladak) on October 4, and concluded in Ladak on October 7. This River Rafting Expedition was in continuation of the various activities of the ITBP for observing the International Year of Mountains.

CRPF down Kalka School
New Delhi, October 8
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Public School, Rohini beat Kalka Public School 1-0 in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Cluster X Senior Football Tournament at the Ganga International School ground. Bhangu Singh scored the match-winner to help the CRPF school enter the quarter-final.


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