Wednesday, November 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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HC wants re-look at DDA flat deviation norms
New Delhi, November 5
The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to reconsider a report by an expert committee, which favours relaxation of rules regarding certain structural deviations in the DDA flats by the owners.

‘Mahapanchayat’ under fire
Rohtak, November 5
Political parties and apolitical organisations have condemned the decisions taken recently by a ‘Mahapanchayat’ held in a Gurukul in Jhajjar district. The ‘mahapanchayat’ did not have a word of sympathy for the Dalit youths who were lynched at Dulina village. 

Marauders ran amok for 3 hrs, SSP informed after 3 days
Ghaziabad, November 5
The man on the street does not understand the ways of the police in western UP, least of all their tendency to distort the facts at the scene of crime and pussyfoot on lodging an FIR.

Aftermath: A thick pall of smoke enveloped the Capital on Divali night. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

DPCC tells councillors to get their act together
New Delhi, November 5
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee — in an effort to chalk out an invincible strategy that would help it perpetuate its rule in the National Capital territory and counter the anti incumbency factor — today had a prolonged brain storming session with the party members of the MCD in the run-up to the Assembly elections due next year.

Anti-encroachment drive peters out in Faridabad
Faridabad, November 5
The anti-encroachment campaign in the town, which has been successful in recovering hundreds of acres of land worth several crores in the past, seems to have run aground in several parts of the town for want of a follow-up action.

For some, the festival of lights is over in a flash
New Delhi, November 5
The end of Divali marks the conclusion of another social activity — gambling. Card parties are the norm during the festive season with avid gamblers either hosting them or hankering for invitations to one. The traditional ‘teen patti’ or flash, with its improvisations, depending on the innovative abilities of the participants, is spread over marathon eight-hour sessions beginning late evening and spilling into the wee hours of the morning.

Meerut Customs, Central Excise zone reorganised
Noida, November 5
The Department of Customs and Central Excise under Meerut Commissioner ate was reorganised on November 1, 2002, to facilitate trade and bring tax administration close to the assessees. According to Mr V K Sharma, the new Chief Commissioner, Customs and Central Excise, Meerut zone, the Meerut zone has been carved out of the Lucknow zone.


Question mark over resignation at HPCC
Sonepat, November 5
Mystery shrouds the resignation of the veteran Congress leader and a former member of Parliament, Mr Chiranji Lal Sharma, from the post of the vice-president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) as the party High Command had not received the resignation letter so far.

Watch out! Sonepat is going to be a ‘hip and happening’ city 
Sonepat, November 5
Sonepat is one of the important cities of Haryana under the National Capital Region (NCR). It will be developed in the manner of Faridabad and Gurgaon. By 2020, the city will have nearly 20 lakh population.

‘Conversions against democratic ethos’
New Delhi, November 5
A function was organised on the occasion of Nirwan Diwas on Sunday to remember the teachings of Swami Dayanand on his 119th death anniversary. Professor Vijay Kumar Malhotra, MP and chairman of Khel Parishad, Govt of India said, “His contributions towards freedom struggle of India cannot be forgotten.
Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra, MP, at a function organised in the Capital to memorialise Swami Dayanand’s teachings.
Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra, MP, at a function organised in the Capital

Mission to preach love and peace in an increasingly violent world 
New Delhi, November 5
The 55th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam opens here on Saturday, November 9, 2002. Delegates, particularly from abroad, have already started arriving for the three-day get-together in the Capital. His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, will inaugurate the Samagam with a ‘message to the mankind’.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj inspecting the preparations for the 55th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam in the Capital. 
Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj inspecting the preparations for the 55th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam

Anti-smoking drive yields lakhs in fine
New Delhi, November 5
The anti-smoking drive squad that went cracking in buses and public places has fetched Rs. 4.85 lakh from April to September this year, with 10, 564 people found violating the act. A total of 7,536 raids were conducted by the squad in public places.

Lovelorn servant commits suicide 
Ghaziabad, November 5
An employee of a medical practitioner, Dr Satish Kumar, committed suicide by consuming sulphas tablets because of opposition to his love affair with a girl in the Shalimar Garden area under Sahibabad Police Station. The boy, named Dhruv, (20) was from Nepal.
  • 2 killed, one injured
  • Two burnt
  • Two drivers killed
  • Goods worth lakhs gutted

No major fire incident
New Delhi, November 5
The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) was on full alert as number of fire cases were reported from different parts of the Capital. However, no casualty took place as proper arrangement had been made by the DFS to meet all eventualities.


TV serial-inspired  kidnappers arrested 
New Delhi, November 5
The Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested two youths who had allegedly kidnapped Dinesh alias Bhola (4) for ransom from Sultanpuri area in North-West district. The suspects took inspiration from a TV serial “ Ek Ajeeb Ittefaq” in which a small child was kidnapped and a huge amount collected as ransom.


Canberra don predicts exponential growth
Rohtak, November 5
In their forthcoming book on India in a globalising world, Dr Desh B. Gupta of University of Canberra, Australia and Prof. S.B.Dahiya of Maharishi Dayanand University have concluded that India faces enormous challenges and vast opportunities as it continues the steady march towards opening up and restructuring its economy which began slowly in 1985 and assumed speed from 1991.

36 schools to have computer courses
Sonepat, November 5
The Haryana Education Department has introduced computer training courses in 36 Government senior secondary and high schools as well as middle schools in Sonepat district.

State-of-the-art computer labs for Delhi schools
New Delhi, November 5
More than 1,000 government schools in the Capital will have full-fledged computer laboratories by end of September 2003. Tenders for supply have computers have already been floated by the Delhi Government.


HC pulls up cops for assault on commissioners
New Delhi, November 5
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to supervise the investigation into the alleged manhandling of court appointed commissioners by the shopkeepers of an East Delhi market. These shop owners were reportedly selling pirated goods using the trademark of internationally acclaimed Nike sportswear.


Amita fashions fab couture
Admitting that she goes, “by instinct”, photographer and now designer Amita Gupta chose to call her collection India India, because it summed up what she felt for the country. “It is like an exclamation. India and then India! I have travelled throughout the country and have seen so much, the collection is how I feel about the country,” exclaims Amita. The desire to pursue creativity saw her first capture images and later turn to creation. “I have worked with the United Nations and worked on projects like AIDS and tuberculosis and people ask me how I got into textiles and designing,” says Amita.  Amita Gupta
  • Lifestyle stores
  • Silk and Silver
  • Fashion for Kids
  • A family cottage
  • Jewels by Anu
  • Three looks
Renowned painter honoured


Simla Youngs beat Heroes
New Delhi, November 5
Simla Youngs beat Garhwal Heroes 6-5 via tie-breaker in a close match of the Lt Governor’s Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. The teams were locked one-all at the end of the regulation time and the sudden death tie-breaker rule had to be enforced to break the deadlock.

DAV Pushpanjali lift volleyball title
New Delhi, November 5
DAV Pushpanjali beat Vidya Bharati Public School, Rohini 25-8, 25-14, 25-13 to lift the title in the CBSE Volleyball Tournament for Under-16 boys and girls in the Cluster X section at the Jain Bharati Mrigavati Vidyalaya court at Alipur.

Nitin Kumar stars
New Delhi, November 5
A strokeful 62, studded with ten fours and one six, by Nitin Kumar and a hattrick by medium pacer Pradeep Banerjee, who claimed four wickets for 14 runs, were the highlights of Pradeep Banerjee XI’s seven-wicket victory against Himmat Saini XI in the annual cricket match of DDCA Staff Members played at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Monday.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cricket
  • Ram Babu Gupta co-ordinator

Jindal Steel lift Baroda Cup
New Delhi, November 5
Jindal Power and Steel beat South Delhi by eight goals to four and a half to lift the Pizza Hut Baroda Cup Polo Tournament title at the Jaipur Polo ground. In an exhibition match, The Italians beat The Stuffed Crust in a 14-goal match.

Shehnaz Kohli, Priyadarshini Gaekwad Scindia and the Chief Guest, Prince Sangramsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad, at the Pizza Hut Baroda Cup Polo Tournament 2002.
Shehnaz Kohli, Priyadarshini Gaekwad Scindia and the Chief Guest, Prince Sangramsinh Pratapsinh Gaekwad


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