Tuesday, October 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Chautala solves problems of 134 villages in two hrs!
Rewari, October 28
Problems of 134 villages solved in two hours! It could happen only in Haryana. Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala seems to have a magic wand.

Chief Minister OP Chautala having an interactive session with sarpanches and panches of about 134 villages Chief Minister OP Chautala having an interactive session with sarpanches and panches of about 134 villages.
— Tribune Photo




Foreign delegates seem to have found an indigenous solution to the climate woes of Mother Earth
Foreign delegates seem to have found an indigenous solution to the climate woes of Mother Earth. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Haryana to acquire yet another varsity
Rohtak, October 28
Haryana is likely to have a fifth university shortly. This university would be set up at Sirsa and named after late Deputy Prime Minister Ch. Devi Lal. The state Government has reportedly recommended to the Centre to set up a sports academy also at Sirsa on the pattern of Hisar which has two universities – the CCS Haryana Agriculturall University and the Guru Jambheshwar University.

Ordinance soon to set Metro zooming
New Delhi, October 28
The Union Cabinet has decided to promulgate an ordinance on the operation and maintenance of the Delhi Metro that is likely to ferry commuters sometime in December. This is despite the reservations of the Council of Ministers of the Government of NCT of Delhi.

Free-for-all over welfare funds in block meeting
Jhajjar, October 28
Chaotic scenes prevailed in Block Samiti meeting held in the Panchayat Bhawan here today. The meeting, called to distribute cheques of various funds, was attended by 27 members while two members remained absent in the House of 29.

Noida expressway opens
Noida, October 28
The Noida-Greater Noida expressway has at last been declared open for public. The one-lane of the expressway, opened by the State Transport Minister Naseemudin Sadiqui, had been formally inaugurated by the state Chief Minister on October 15 ‘on remote from Lucknow’. Even one lane of the road was not complete then.

Faridabad pollution for all to see
Faridabad, October 28
The district authorities have decided to install a light emitting diode (LED) instrument to display the level of pollution in the town. According to Deputy Commissioner Anil Malik, the instrument sponsored by ‘Shirepool India Limited’, would be placed at Ajronda Chowk on the National Highway (Mathura Road), which is one of the busiest traffic points in the town.

Having failed twice, Iraqi jumps to death in thana
New Delhi, October 28
After having failed twice in his attempt to commit suicide, a 49-year-old Iraqi refugee living in the Lodhi Road area jumped to his death from the second floor of the area police station after he was brought there for attempted suicide.

Cabby gets thrashed for one-minute ‘impudence’
Jhajjar, October 28
The image of the Jhajjar police has taken a beating today when four policemen thrashed a maxi-cab driver who only told them ‘to wait just a minute’, when the cops ordered him to transport them to their ‘thana’ from the Zila Parisad office here.

Short messaging service
3 ez steps 2 move closer to consumer
New Delhi, October 28
A year after it shocked the language experts, threatening to cause serious distortions in the way the language is written, SMS, or short messaging service, has emerged as a tool for not just quick and effective communication, but has prompted the marketing whiz kids to take aid of its “three easy steps” operation to move closer to the consumer. Take the case of Music channel major, MTV.


Free farmers or face stir, threatens BKU
Sonepat, October 28
The Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has given an ultimatum to the state government for the release of arrested farmers and withdrawal of false cases instituted against them by November 1 (Haryana Day) or face a statewide agitation on this issue.

Chautala govt anti-farmer: Surjewala
Sonepat, October 28
Mr Shamsher Singh Surjewala, former HPCC President and the President of the Haryana Krishak Samaj, has termed the calling of the special session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha as a gimmick.Vijender Kumar Gupta

‘MCD privatising Tehbazari to save its skin’
R Vijender Kumar Gupta, the vociferous BJP member of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, is a former vice-president of the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) and has been associated with the RSS since his childhood. The RSS teachings influenced him to join politics and became associated with the political activities of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarythi Parishad, the student wing of the BJP.

Striking NSIT staff want director’s suspension
New Delhi, October 28
The indefinite hunger strike launched by employees of the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology entered its seventh day today. The union is demanding the suspension of the Director of the institute, Dr B. N. Gupta, and the initiation of a CBI inquiry against him on charges of malpractice.

SAD (Badal) activists detained
New Delhi, October 28
A group of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) activists heading towards Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence to protest against what they called the interference of her party’s government in Punjab in the matters of Sikhs was detained midway here today.

SAD (Badal) activists burning the effigies of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
SAD (Badal) activists burning the effigies of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi

Uneasy is the head that wears a helmet!
Faridabad, October 28
Wearing a helmet by a two-wheeler rider is not only necessary from the safety point of view, but has also been mandatory as per the Traffic Rules Act. That is an old hat!

Preparations for samagam in full swing
New Delhi, October 28
Preparations for the 55th annual Nirankari Sant Samagam, scheduled to be held here from November 9 to November 11, are in full swing. A vast township of tents is coming up fast on the samagam grounds on both sides of Burari Road in North Delhi. Thousands of volunteers of the Sant Nirankari Sewa Dal and other devotees have been working daily from early morning till late in the evening for the last two weeks to level, sweep and clear the grounds and make them ready for the tents.

Delhi Minister of Urban Development A. K. Walia with Nirankari Sant Samagam organisers at the venue on Burari Road.
Delhi Minister of Urban Development A. K. Walia with Nirankari Sant Samagam organisers at the venue on Burari Road.

HIGH TENSION: Ingenious Power Department men have placed a brick between high-tension wires to prevent them from touching each other at the Shahdara flyover. — Photo by Anil Sharma

CRPF exhibition
New Delhi, October 28
A three-day Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) welfare exhibition concluded here yesterday. The exhibition in which sectors from all over the country put up their stalls was declared closed after a brief ceremony.

Confusion over postal rates clears
Faridabad, October 28
The confusion over excess rates charged by the Department of Posts for book packets containing printed books has been cleared with the intervention of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). 

Delhi cop killed in mishap
New Delhi, October 28
Vijender (32), a constable posted at the Hari Nagar police station, died in an accident at Srehra Mode at Jafarpur Kalan in South-West district last evening. The constable was a resident of Jhajjar in Haryana.

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Two killed in tractor-bus collision
Rohtak, October 28
Two youths were killed and another one was injured when a tractor carrying them collided with a Haryana Roadways bus and overturned near Maina village last evening. According to information, three youths were going in a tractor trailer from Karontha village to Rohtak. The tractor was hit by a bus and overturned.


Heroin worth Rs 3.5 crore seized
New Delhi, October 28
The Narcotics Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have seized heroin worth Rs 3.5 crore and ganja worth Rs 10 lakh with the arrest of six persons from different places in the Capital.

Minor girls rescued
New Delhi, October 28
The West district police today claimed to have rescued two minor girls with the arrest of three persons. One of the suspects were identified as Sohan Lal. He was arrested from Mahipalpur. His interrogation led to the arrest of Vijay Pandey and Virender Pandey.

SI threatens in-laws for more dowry
New Delhi, October 28
The West district police arrested a Sub Inspector, Dev Raj (35), for allegedly misbehaving with his in-laws and smashing glasses of a PCR van. The incident took place early this morning.


Students up in arms against varsity’s ‘dubious policies’
New Delhi, October 28
At least 1,500 students converged on the Kashmere Gate campus of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) in protest against the dubious policies of the authorities pertaining to the management of two courses – Bachelor in Information Systems (BIS) and Bachelor in Business Administration Computer Aided Management (BBA CAM)

JNU elections: Low on real issues
New Delhi, October 28
Students have been losing interest in the Jawarharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) elections, which threatens to relegate the state of elections to those conducted in Delhi University - largely perceived to be a “game of political upmanship”. A stark reflection of this trend is the declining voter turnout in the JNUSU elections, which at one point of time used to be as high as 85 per cent.


ONGC felicitates Sehwag, Kaif
New Delhi, October 28
The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) felicitated India players Virender Sehwag and Mohd. Kaif an impressive function held at the India Habitat Centre in the Capital.

India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Mohd. Kaif at a felicitation function with ONGC CMD Subir Raha and officer-in-charge of cricket Sunil Khanna at the India Habitat Centre.

India cricketers Virender Sehwag and Mohd. Kaif at a felicitation function with ONGC CMD Subir Raha

Sapient beat Hudco in Eventus Cup
New Delhi, October 28
Sapient Corporation defeated Hudco by 86 runs in a league match of the second Eventus Cup Cricket Tournament played at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.

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Collegians drub Youngmen
New Delhi, October 28
Collegians trounced Youngmen 3-0 in an A Division Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Collegians have completed their engagements, logging ten points from five matches, to qualify for the Senior Division League. Youngmen collected four points from five matches.

160 take part in 'Race of Champions'
New Delhi, October 28
Over 160 racing enthusiasts took part in the 'Race of Champions', a close circuit racing event, organised by a group of youngsters called 'HiPerformance Motorsports' at the Budh Singh Stadium in Faridabad on October 26 and 27. The competition, sponsored by Valvoline Cummins, had events in upto 800cc, 1000cc, 1300cc, 1600cc, SUV segment and above 1600cc.
Some of the participants of the Valvoline Cummins 'Race of Champions' held in Faridabad.
Some of the participants of the Valvoline Cummins 'Race of Champions' held in Faridabad.

Birsamunda edge past Pandara Road school
New Delhi, October 28
Birsamunda Vidyapitha, Rourkela (Orissa) edged past Government Senior Secondary School, Pandara Road (New Delhi) 1-0 in the 31st Nehru Junior Boys Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday. Ajit Kerketta struck the match-winner in the 59th minute of second half.

Ganga School beat Sant Giri
New Delhi, October 28
A fine all-round performance by Virender Kumar (30 and 3 for 19) and a strokeful half century by Mohit Joon (52,9x4) helped Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna beat Sant Giri School, Rohini by 47 runs in a triangular cricket series played at the Ganga School ground.

HDFC Bank record big victory
New Delhi, October 28
HDFC Bank handed out a crushing nine-wicket defeat on Adidas in the sixth Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground.

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