Monday, November 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Why have a Krishi Vigyan Kendra on prime city land!
Gurgaon, November 10
The Chaudhary Charan Singh Hisar Agriculture University has decided to wind up its ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendra’ (Farmers’ advisory centre). It has transferred all the personnel. The issue has kicked up a political controversy with the Congress vehemently criticising the move.

Burglars who attacked Shanti Bhushan nabbed
New Delhi, November 10
The South district police today claimed to have arrested the burglars who had looted the house of former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan’s sister-in-law Rajni Rani on November 5.

Only dumb criminals and cops don’t use mobiles
New Delhi, November 10
Several years ago, when mobile phones were first introduced in the country, they became an instant hit with the underworld. The gangsters latched onto the mobiles with alacrity, using the devices to order supari killings or to strike underhand deals.


Surajkund Fest bids fair to become a grand event
Faridabad, November 10
Although the response of the business community to the proposed industrial fair at Surajkund from December 21 to 29, named as ‘Surajkund Trade Fest – 02’, is still not known, the organisers hope to make it a big annual event on the pattern of India International Trade Fair (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi in November each year.

Top cops at Bulandshahr  shunted out
Noida, November 10
Within three months, the police in Bulandshahr is once again in the dock. The Debai police, who had first kidnapped a businessman and then allegedly killed him, are facing the wrath of the people after the recovery of his body.

Ambedkar statue damaged 
Meerut, November 10
Some anti-social elements vandalised the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in Dhampur village under Incholi police station, 10 km from the district headquarters. The miscreants removed the glasses from the bust and garlanded it with slippers and shoes before damaging it in different places. Later, they tarred the statue black in mobil oil.


Adulterated petrol pollutes Sonepat
Sonepat, November 10
In and around Sonepat, most of the filling stations are allegedly selling adulterated petrol, and the authorities have just winked at the practice. According to a report, they also weigh less fuel to the customers since there is no arrangement for public utility service at these filling stations.

Bhandari call to improve political system
New Delhi, November 10
In an emotionally charged address to the students of Asian Academy of Film and TV, former foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari gave a clarion call for overhauling the political and bureaucratic system of the country.

Former UP Governor Romesh Bhandari at the Asian Academy of Film and TV where he released a book published by the documentation division of the academy. — Tribune photo.
Former UP Governor Romesh Bhandari at the Asian Academy of Film and TV where he released a book published by the documentation division

Social service, second nature to this housewife
New Delhi, November 10
For 48-year-old Prem Lata Rahi, founder of the Laxmi Nagar-based “Jan Kalyan Samiti”, social service runs in the family. Credited with having single-handedly contributed to the cause of community service, this housewife is supported not only by her husband, but also by her children, a son and a daughter.

Message of peace given at samagam
New Delhi, November 10
“It would be wrong to believe that by causing fire on earth, one can dream of heaven. One cannot claim to be a true follower of a religion or a Guru or prophet so long as one is guided by hatred, jealousy and violence. For this, one must follow the path of truth, love and peace taught by them.”

Mangolpuri man killed in mishap
Jhajjar, November 10
One person was killed when a Maruti car collided with a scooter near Krishan akhara on the National Highway No 10 in Bahadurgarh here today. According to information, the deceased, Brij Lal of Mangolpuri in Delhi, was coming towards Bahadurgarh on his scooter (DL 8S 2356) when a Maruti car coming from the opposite direction collided with it. Brij Lal was rushed to a Delhi hospital where he died later. 
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Censor board to monitor TV channels demanded
New Delhi, November 10
The National Akali Dal today demanded the setting up of a separate censor board to monitor television channels and strict action against those depicting vulgarity. Alleging that satellite channels were promoting an “immoral lifestyle” in the country, Paramjeet Singh Pamma, president of the National Akali Dal, said that the guilty channels should be shut down. He was addressing a demonstration here.

‘Motherland better than heaven’
New Delhi, November 10
Shri Satpal Maharaj said that the people of India belonging to different religions were like different flowers and the eternal soul within all of them was the thread of the garland. Differences cropped up due communalism, casteism and superstitions.

Sheila joins others to offer Chhat Puja 
New Delhi, November 10
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today joined large number of women to offer Chhat Puja on the banks of the Yamuna. She visited several of the ghats on the river to worship the Sun God.

Devotees converge on the bank of the Yamuna for Chhat Puja on Sunday. — Tribune Photo
Devotees converge on the bank of the Yamuna for Chhat Puja on Sunday


Temple thieves who killed sadhu at large
Faridabad, November 10
The police have been unable to make any arrest so far in connection with loot and murder in an ashram in a temple at Deegot village near Palwal town in the district on Friday night.


New model that offers a safari of comfort and luxury
ata Engineering has launched a new range of its premium SUV- the Tata Safari for the year 2003. The new Safari EX and LX vehicles come with new contemporary interiors and cabin features aimed at providing increased drive comfort.
  • Fit for a bath
  • Pinning on men
  • Sole of shoes
  • Sheer curtains 
  • Marry in style
  • Mark this heater
  • Garden fresh tea
  • For glowing skin
  • Tiled rooms



Mira sings ‘Insaan Hain Hum’
ira Model School, Janak Puri, under the aegis of Mira Centre for Arts, organised a musical presentation, ‘Insaan Hain Hum’ presented by Loknaad, an Ahmedabad-based NGO. The objectives of the show were to build awareness about the increasing social and communal violence:

A musical presentation, ‘Insaan Hain Hum’, organised by Mira Model School, Janak Puri.
A musical presentation, ‘Insaan Hain Hum’, organised by Mira Model School, Janak Puri
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  • Personality camp
  • DPS new branch
  • A grand reunion
  • Gift a toy

Add life to your years, not years to your life

boy was drowning in a river and he shouted for help. A man passing by jumped in the river and saved the boy’s life. As the man was leaving the boy said, “Thank you”. The man asked, “For what?” The boy replied, “For saving my life”. The man looked into the boy’s eyes and said, “Son, make sure when you grow up that your life was worth saving.”


Polio virus spreads its tentacles in UP
Ghaziabad, November 10
Polio virus has spread in half a dozen districts of western UP, affecting mostly children who, as a result of the scourge, have become physically challenged. These districts are Meerut, Ghaziabad, Etawa, Badun, Bulandshahr, Moradabad etc. where, according to the World Health Organisation’s experts, the virus can affect more people in the months to come.


Shahdara Club  lift LG Soccer Cup

New Delhi, November 10
Shahdara Club lifted the inaugural Lt. Governor’s Prize Money Football Tournament Trophy when they beat City Club 4-3 via tie-breaker in the title clash at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.

Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor presenting the Lt-Governor’s Football Trophy to the Shahdara Club at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.
Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor presenting the Lt-Governor’s Football Trophy to the Shahdara Club at the Ambedkar Stadium

Vijay Singh wins BILT Skins Golf
New Delhi, November 10
Vijay Singh of Fiji won the BILT Skins Golf title to pocket a hefty purse of US $ 21,500 at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Sunday. Jyoti Randhawa maintained his good form playing consistent golf and claiming eight skins after winning the eighth hole outright, with a birdie to accumulate skins worth $ 9000. He then birdied the par-five ninth to take his skins tally to $ 10,500.

Teachers lift Pataudi Cup
New Delhi, November 10
Teachers beat South Delhi by five and a half goals to four goals in the ABN-Amro Bank Bhopal-Pataudi Cup (eight-goal) Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo ground on Sunday. Mr Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and his wife Sharmila Tagore gave away the prizes.
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Govt School, Chetan Academy win
New Delhi, November 10
A quickfire knock of 67 runs, studded with nine fours and four sixes by Vivek Raj Singh and an unbeaten half century with nine fours and one six by Ankit Batra helped Government School, Chirag Enclave beat Chinmay Vidyalaya by eight wickets and entered the quarter-final of the sixth Sardar Harbans Singh Sistani Memorial Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa School (Lajpat Nagar) ground.
S S Khalsa School chairman SNS Sistani being introduced to the players.

S S Khalsa School chairman SNS Sistani being introduced to the players


Bid to take over ‘shamlat’ land thwarted 
Rohtak, November 10
Prompt action by the district administration has thwarted an attempt of over 25 shareholders of a ‘shamlat’ land adjoining the new bus stand to strike an underhand deal for nearly Rs 3.25 crore allegedly in connivance with some of the revenue personnel.

Minister orders desilting of canals
Sonepat, November 10
The Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, received 10 complaints at the monthly meeting of the District Public Relations and Grievances Committee here on Saturday and directed the authorities concerned to dispose of them on a priority basis.


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