Sunday, October 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Delhi’s spy cameras are dozing
New Delhi, October 19
Closed-circuit television (CCTV), long touted as a failsafe tool to counter traffic violations in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, has been short-changed in its potential to assist not only in crime control but also counter-terrorism. The Delhi government needs to catch up with the times.

Faridabad not over the hill yet
Faridabad, October 19
Faridabad, which is not only the premier industrial township in Haryana but the largest urban centre in terms of population in the state, is trying hard to bring itself back on the growth trajectory. A consensus seems to have evolved that in the absence of groundwork, it is difficult to save the industries from the recession.

Sheila lays stone of controversial flyover
New Delhi, October 19
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the ‘controversial’ flyover linking Sriniwaspuri with Lajpat Nagar. Controversial, because the 1.18-km-long flyover project had almost become a casualty of the turf war between the Council of Ministers and Raj Niwas.


Railway tickets are for lesser mortals!
Meerut, October 19
A common man gets his just deserts if caught travelling without ticket in trains. But no one seems to mind if senior officials from the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service travel without ticket.


MAMA MIA: Models exhibit Italian ensembles in New Delhi on Friday night. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

CPM wants CBI probe into lynching
Rohtak, October 19
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded an impartial time-bound investigation by the CBI into the lynching of five Dalits at Duleena in Jhajjar district on Dasehra. The party state secretary, Mr Inderjit Singh, told the ‘NCR Tribune’ here today that there was no chance of justice for the victims’ families under the investigation to be conducted by the Commissioner, Rohtak division. He asked the state government to place all officials under suspension who were present at Duleena at the time of the ghastly murders and grant Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the aggrieved families.

Gallivanting in the historical ruins of Champawat
t a distance of 76 km from Pithoragarh, Champawat, situated at a height of about 1615 mts above sea level, was originally the Capital of Chand Rajas of Kumaon. Legend goes that it was at Champawat that Lord Vishnu appeared in Kurmavatar, the reason perhaps why Kumaon came to be known as Kurmanchal.
  • Baleshwar temple
  • Mayawati Ashram
  • Abbot Mount

When patriotism flounders
era Bharat Mahan’ You must have seen that slogan on billboards. Patriotism drips from such self-righteous proclamations. “Sareh Jahan Se Acha…” begins another jingoist piece in praise of the nation.

Govt to allot land or building to Haj panel
New Delhi:
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Saturday announced that land or building would be sanctioned for the Delhi State Haj Committee. Addressing delegates at the valedictory session of the training programme for Haj pilgrims, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said representatives of the Haj Committee and Urs Committee would be invited to a conference to be hosted by the government so that outstanding problems faced by the community could be mutually redressed.


Insider’s hand suspected in woman’s murder
New Delhi, October 19
Rajni Verma (52), a resident of Rajinder Nagar, was reportedly murdered in her house by unidentified assailants yesterday. The incident came to light in the evening when her husband, Jaigopal Verma, who works with BHEL in Connaught Place, came from his workplace.


New drug to combat sepsis
Eli Lily and Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. has announced the launch of XIGRIS, a drug that can combat sepsis (better known as blood poisoning). The drug was launched in India on Friday, a day after its launch in Europe. According to Eli Lily and Company, sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide and kills more than 1400 persons everyday.

  • High asthma rate in Delhi’s schoolkids
  • Teaching kids with  disabilities
  • Up-to-date heart centre

Vijay Singh to play in Bilt Skins Golf
New Delhi, October 19
Vijay Singh of Fiji, fifth in the all-time money earners' list on the USPGA Tour, will be the star attraction in the Bilt Skins Golf Bonanza to be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club course on November 10.

Police Aquatics in Delhi from Oct 22
New Delhi, October 19
Over 800 swimmers and athletes from various police organisations will take part in the 51st All-India Police Aquatics and Cross Country Championships to be held at the Talkatora swimming pool in the Capital and at Bhondsi in Gurgaon from October 22.

Collegians scrape past Raisina Sporting
New Delhi, October 19
Collegians scraped past Raisina Sporting 1-0 in an A Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday. Inside-left Narender scored the lone goal in the 10th minute.

Bright Club enter Goswami Cricket final
New Delhi, October 19
A dashing all-round performance by Sumit Narwal (76, 8x4, 3x6) and an unbeaten 80 by Neterpal helped Bright Club beat Rajdhani Sports by 56 runs and moved into the final of the fourth Dr Goswami Girdhari Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament. Sumit Narwal was adjudged the man of the match.
  • Inter-Ministry Cricket
  • Post for Luthra

Haryana triumph in Umrigar Trophy 
Rohtak, October 19
Haryana registered a convincing victory over Jammu and Kashmir in the Polly Umrigar Trophy cricket match at Maharaja Aggarsain Stadium here today. On the third and final day today, the hosts crushed the visitors by 10 wickets. When play resumed today, Jammu and Kashmir were struggling at 39 for 5 and needed another 90 runs to avert an innings defeat.


MCD-IDFC pact on solid waste  management
New Delhi:
Municipal Commissioner Rakesh Mehta today said that the MCD had entered into an agreement with Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC) to streamline collection, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste to effectively improve and upgrade sanitation services of the Capital.


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