Saturday, November 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India


N A T I O N A L  C A P I T A L  R E G I O N
Top stories | Community  
Courts | Health | Sports  


Lawyers take on empowered Lok Adalats
New Delhi, November 8
The work in the Delhi High Court and the lower courts in the Capital came to a standstill as lawyers joined a one-day strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) against the recent Legal Services Amendment Act which increases the power of Lok Adalats.

High Court lawyers sitting on one-day hunger strike in the Capital on Friday. They are protesting against the recent Legal Services Amendment Act
High Court lawyers sitting on one-day hunger strike in the Capital on Friday. They are protesting against the recent Legal Services Amendment Act, which has increased the powers of Lok Adalats. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Casinos: Will Chautala’s gamble pay off?
Faridabad, November 8
Whether opening of casinos in Haryana will promote gambling and cause social upheavals is not known, but the issue has certainly raised the political temperature in the state.


MDUTA wants re-look at all land deals 
Rohtak, November 8
The Maharshi Dayanand University Teachers Association (MDUTA) has demanded repeal of all deals, which have resulted in MDU land passing into different hands. It also wants that the authorities should make public all facts and documents pertaining to deals under which either land has been acquired for the university or has been transferred to other parties.

Can’t the monkeys at Raisina Hill be banished to a preserve?
New Delhi, November 8
Today it is monkeys and their relocation away from crowded human habitation within the NCR and the elegant portals of Lutyen’s Central Secretariat that is the hot item in the debate on the Master Plan. Yet, experience has shown that not even judicial intervention has remedied the condition of animals in their interface with humans, not just in Delhi but other parts of the nation as well.
A blot on Lutyen’s landscape. — Photo by Cecil Victor
A blot on Lutyen’s landscape

Better turnout in JNU debate than in poll
New Delhi, November 8
The process of “de-politicisation of JNU students” continued as polling day witnessed another disappointing turnout. Only 60.16 per cent of Jawaharlal Nehru University students decided to exercise their “right to vote” today, while many made themselves scarce, much like the trend in the past few years.

ADDING CHARISMA. — Tribune Photo 

Metro security with Crime Branch
New Delhi, November 8
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs ordered that the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police would look after the security arrangement of Delhi Metro Rail. According to police sources, a total of 188 officers and personnel will be deployed at various metro railway stations and other places so that passengers and railway staff can feel secure while travelling in the local trains.

NDA faces ire for hustling Metro Bill
New Delhi, November 8
The Winter Session of Delhi Legislative Assembly beginning November 25 is likely to see the Treasury Benches targeting the BJP’s NDA Government at the Centre for “undemocratically” pushing through with the Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Bill 2002.


Haryana’s political scene is in the melting-pot
Rohtak, November 8
Faced with a multiplicity of socio-economic problems, almost all sections of people in Haryana find themselves in a hopeless situation because of the dismal political scenario emerging largely due to the near-bankrupt conduct of the mainstream political parties — whether ruling or in opposition..

Three per cent quota for sportspersons
Sonepat, November 8
The Haryana Government has decided to reserve three per cent jobs in its departments for sportsmen. This is the thrust of its new sports policy. This was stated by Mr M S Malik, Director General of Police, Haryana, at a press conference in Khanpur Kalan Village, 30 km from here, yesterday.

Benami purchases of paddy hit govt coffers
Sonepat, November 8
The Haryana Government has lost a good deal of revenue on account of `benami’ purchases of paddy by certain traders and owners of rice shellers in the city and elsewhere in the district. According to a report, the racket has been thriving owing to the alleged collusion between the officials of the procurement agencies and unscrupulous traders and owners of rice shellers.

6,000 vacancies to be filled soon: Chautala
Rohtak, November 8
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has exhorted the Indian National Lok Dal leaders and workers to strive for the fulfilment of the dream of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal regarding elevation of Haryana to an ideal state.

CII to set up recycling plant to help AIDS patients 
New Delhi, November 8
In an effort to provide economic support to the people affected by HIV/AIDS, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Sahara Centre for Residential Care and Rehabilitation, an NGO, has decided to set up a wastepaper recycling plant.

Speaking out
Practice of untouchability is indeed the greatest curse of the Indian society. It is an age-old stigma and the blot cannot be rubbed away even though we make great strides whether in industrialisation or science and technology or information revolution. In fact, our progress in these fields negates whatever success we claim to be making in the socio-economic uplift of our society. The birds of passage.
  • Hell or heavenly home: Choice is yours, ye roadhogs!
  • Check train tyres!
  • Oh, grandma mia!
  • ‘Virginity test’
  • Varsity Teachers
  • More postal staff
Stress on fiscal discipline
New Delhi, November 8
Strict financial discipline among borrowers is a must, particularly at a time when strict financial norms are being enforced in banks for lending, said Dr Dalbir Singh, chairman and managing director, Central Bank of India, at a meeting of bankers and borrowers, organised by the PHDCCI in the Capital on Thursday.

‘Humanity is the soul of all religions’
New Delhi, November 8
World famous spiritualist and humanitarian Satpal Maharaj has said that humanity is the soul of all religions. It is the duty of all religions to establish humanity in the centre of all actions of human beings in the society.

ERECT AS A POLITICIAN? “Always stand erect’ was the message penned by Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani for children of Mother’s Pride who called on him on his 76th birthday in the Capital on Friday.

Five quacks held in drive
Rohtak, November 8
As a part of the campaign launched against quacks, separate teams of the Health Department arrested five medical practitioners from different parts of the district who were practising without registration last evening.

  • Bio-drainage Seminar today

Muslims cremate poor Hindu
Ghaziabad, November 8
When people fight each other for selfish ends on the pretext of religion in different parts of the country, the people of Ghaziabad have set another laudable example of communal harmony. A group of good Muslims contributed money to perform the last rites of the unclaimed body of a poor Hindu rickshaw-puller the other day.

Nirankari exhibition starts at samagam venue
New Delhi, November 8
Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj inaugurated the Nirankari exhibition, which will be the centre of attraction at the samagam, yesterday. The samagam will be inaugurated by His Holiness with a “message to mankind” tomorrow in view of the incidents of violence in the name of religion reported from various parts of the world including our own country.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj taking a round of the exhibition pandal.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj taking a round of the exhibition pandal

Pension for ex-servicemen above 60 years hiked
Faridabad, November 8
The monthly pension for the ex-servicemen and widows of ex-servicemen above the age of 60 years has been hiked from Rs 200 to Rs 400 from September. According to district authorities, about 516 individuals, including 284 widows and 232 ex-servicemen, had been getting the hiked pension. While there are a total of 7,022 ex-servicemen in the district, kin of three defence personnel who lost their lives in the Kargil war have been allotted petrol pumps by the Union Government.
  • Village name changed
  • Magistrate panel
  • Lawyers go on fast
  • Youth fires at sister-in-law
  • Woman killed in mishap

Traffic warning for Jagannath Yatra
New Delhi, November 8
The Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements for the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra on November 9. The yatra will start at 1 pm from Subhash Maidan, opposite the Parade Ground, and will proceed through Daryaganj, Delhi Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Shraddanand Marg, Khari Boali, Fetehpuri, Chandni Chowk and will end at Subhash Maidan. The motorists are asked to take diversions to avoid traffic snarls.

Sabha comes to the aid of the old
Rewari, November 8
In the Chitragupt Sabha, a prominent social organisation of the region, the inmates of the Old-age and Disabled Home as well as the destitute children of the Aastha Kunj here have found a genuinely humane patron.


Quack gets jail for death of animal
New Delhi, November 8
A quack vet, whose negligence led to the death of a bitch, has been told to undergo a three months imprisonment by a Delhi consumer court. The court had earlier, acting on a complaint by the bitch’s owner Mr. R C Shukla, ordered the quack veterinary surgeon, S Singh, to pay Rs 12,000 to the owner.


Demand to establish Indian medical services
New Delhi, November 8
Stressing the need to re-establish the Indian medical services on the lines of the Indian Administrative Services, the National Medico Organisation (NMO) today urged the government to take necessary steps and also demanded a budget increase for the health sector to improve services in the country.


City take on Shahdara in soccer final
New Delhi, November 8
City Club will take on Shahdara in the final of the first Lt-Governor’s Cup Prize Money Football Tournament to be held on Sunday at the Ambedkar Stadium. The kick-off is at 2 p m.

Chandiwala-SAI boxing at IG Stadium
New Delhi, November 8
The first All-India Banarsidas Chandiwala-Sports Authority of India Men’s Boxing Championship will be held at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium from November 12 to 16.
  • IMA storm into polo semis
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cricket
  • Salwan Marathon
  • ESPN School Quiz
  • Yuvraj on Harsha Online


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |