Thursday, November 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Toll tax collection to be in pvt hands
New Delhi, November 13
The all-powerful Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today unanimously approved the controversial proposal of privatisation of toll tax collection in the Capital. The report will now be placed before the House at the end of the year for ratification. It is likely to be implemented in January next year.

Drive to install tubewell meters angers farmers 
Faridabad, November 13
The campaign launched by the state power department to install meters on power supply to agricultural tubewells and end the flat rate system is seen as yet another move to harass the farming community. Some of the political parties and farmers organisations have opposed the move and demanded the suspension of the campaign till there was an equitable distribution of canal water in the state.

Traders attack sales tax on MRP
Rohtak, November 13
The state government decision to impose sales tax on the maximum retail price (MRP) of nearly 60 consumer items has been severely criticised by the Haryana Beopar Mandal led by Mr Lakshmi Chand Gupta. 


Trade fair under security wrap 
New Delhi, November 13
The India International Trade Fair (IITF) will begin here tomorrow under an unprecedented security cover in view of the terrorist threat perception. More than 1,000 policemen, including contingents of the Delhi Police, commando squads and quick reaction teams, are being deployed all over the sprawling grounds for 15 days during which the annual event showcases the country’s industrial technological and cultural achievements.

Children’s Day comes of age
New Delhi, November 13
Children’s Day celebrations have acquired a new dimension. They are no longer confined to distribution of sweets in schools, enacting skits or preaching the philosophy of Chacha Nehru.

Is there any need to celebrate Children’s Day when there are six crore child labourers and 12 crore children are out of school? —  Tribune Photo
Is there any need to celebrate Children’s Day when there are six crore child labourers and 12 crore children are out of school

HC ‘no’ to functions in Lodhi Garden
New Delhi, November 13
In order to keep the parks in Delhi clean and maintain their ambience, the Delhi High Court today restrained the government from allowing public functions in parks, especially in Lodhi Garden. The court said that the orders passed in this regard earlier be enforced strictly.

DU teachers court arrest
New Delhi, November 13
Around 500 Delhi University Teachers took part in a demonstration organised by the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) today. The congregation of teachers courted arrest en route to the Prime Minister’s residence and was taken to the Tughlaq Road police station.


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UHBVN to spend Rs 26 cr on sub-stations
Sonepat, November 13
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has earmarked Rs 26.69 crore for the construction of new sub-stations, installation of new transformers and augmentation of the existing sub-stations in a bid to improve the power supply and distribution systems in Sonepat district.

Probe sought into PDS racket
Sonepat, November 13
The Haryana Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Association and the Dhanik Harijan Welfare Sangh today urged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to order a high-level probe into the public complaints about the inefficient and unsatisfactory working of the Food and Supplies Department in Sonepat district.

Lynching: SC/ST Commission summons HS
Panipat, November 13
Hardening its posture against the Haryana Government over the Dulina incident, in which five Dalits engaged in animal skin trade were allegedly lynched by a mob, the National Commission for the SCs and STs has decided to summon the state Home Secretary.

Sonepat demolition squad under fire
Sonepat, November 13
The district and civic administration continued their anti-encroachment campaign here today. The campaign is aimed at beautification of the city by widening the main roads and crossings in a bid to solve the problem of traffic congestion.

Power for all by 2012. That’s the aim
New Delhi, November 13
Efforts are being made to revitalise the power sector so that power can be made available to all by 2012. the Union Power minister, Mr Anant G. Geete, stated this today while inaugurating the induction programme of NTPC’s executive trainees’2002 batch.

Union Power Minister Anant G. Geete giving away awards to NTPC engineers in the Capital on Wednesday.
Union Power Minister Anant G. Geete giving away awards to NTPC engineers

10th garbage station opens
New Delhi, November 13
Mrs P. M. Singh, Chairperson, New Delhi Municipal Council, inaugurated the NDMC’s 10th garbage station at Shivaji Stadium Bus Terminal this morning in the presence of Mr Arun Baroka, Secretary, NDMC, and other senior officers of the civic body along with local residents and traders of the area.

A motorcyclist was mowed down by a Blue Line bus near Patel Chowk
A motorcyclist was mowed down by a Blue Line bus near Patel Chowk on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhi to host Map India conference
New Delhi, November 13
A four-day international conference and exhibition in the field of mapping technologies will begin in the Capital from January 28 and continue till February 1 next year. This will include Geographical Information Services (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing.

Proposal to set up city museum
New Delhi, November 13
In a high-level meeting held in the office of MOS in the PMO, Mr Vijay Goel, it was agreed to work towards removing the bottlenecks in the setting up of a Delhi City Museum and to facilitate a policy proposal for decongesting Delhi by evolving a proper cycle rickshaw policy.

Bid to rob bus passenger foiled
Sonepat, November 13
The police arrested a passenger of a Chandigarh-Gurgaon bus, Jonu, while trying to take away the goods of a co-passenger, Mr Bhagwan Singh, after serving him a cup of tea, which was poisoned, at Ganaur bus stand, about 20 km from here, last night.
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Gang involved in Noida Sector 14 looting busted
Noida, November 13
With the arrest of one criminal, the Noida police today claimed to have busted the gang that looted Rs 10,000 after injuring V. K. Nagpal in posh Sector 14 on November 7. A Honda City car, Rs 2100 of the looted money and weapons used in the crime have also been recovered, SP City Vijay Bhushan said.

Woman gangraped in front of husband in Dwarka
New Delhi, November 13
Three persons, all in their early twenties, reportedly raped a woman yesterday night after overpowering her husband in Ambarhai village in Dwarka in South-West district. The accused entered the house of the victim, Priya (name changed), in her early twenties, around midnight and raped her in front of her husband – who was overpowered by the accused.

Harassed woman ends it all
Rohtak, November 13
Exhausted by the repeated harassment at the hands of her in-laws, a married woman committed suicide at Bahu jamalpur village on Tuesday. Mr Mauji Ram, a resident of Sukhpura village, stated in the FIR that his daughter, Sheela Devi, got married with Rajesh at Bahu Jamalpur village in February 1990.


DU remains in the mire of controversies
he Delhi University authorities/administration cannot seem to put a foot right. They negotiate one problem and another crops up, almost as if they are navigating through a minefield sprayed with volatile issues just waiting to explode. So if it isn’t the teachers union striking against the workload norms, then it is the students union announcing an indefinite strike for the alleged harassment of Jubilee Hall residents.


Vizag team lift PHD-GPI bridge title
New Delhi, November 13
C V Rao’s team from Vizag, comprising Badal Das, Srinath Sarkar, Pranab Pradhan, Swarnender Banerjee and Sunil Mukherjee, clinched the Rai Bahadur G M Modi Centennial Trophy, in an exciting finish. Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi gave away the prizes.

Tarun Sharma hits ton for Modern School
New Delhi, November 13
A strokeful century by Tarun Sharma (103, 10x4, 4x6) and deadly bowling by Ankit Lamba (5 for 67) and Manan Sharma (4 for 28) helped Modern School, Barakhamba Road beat Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden, by an innings and 20 runs and entered the semi-final of the sixth Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at Modern School.
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Delhi junior golfers win their spurs
New Delhi, November 13
Three budding junior golfers of Delhi—Aditya Singh, Karan Vasudeva and Karan Talwarr—have been creating waves in various tournaments in the country. These three players are part of the five golfers selected by the Indian Golf Union and Royal Sporting House for promoting golf in the country.
Karan Vasudeva, Aditya Singh and Karan Talwar, the junior golfers from Delhi, have dominated the tournaments held in various parts of the country this season.
Karan Vasudeva, Aditya Singh and Karan Talwar, the junior golfers from Delhi, have dominated the tournaments

Goswami Ganesh Dutt Club enter final
New Delhi, November 13
Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Club of Delhi defeated Cricketers Club, Kanpur by nine runs in a nail-biting finish to storm into the final of the Maharaja Tej Singh Memorial All-India Cricket Tournament at the Christian College ground, Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh).

Sambhy shines
New Delhi, November 13
A brilliant all-round performance by G S Sambhy (52, 7x4, 1x6; 3 for 21) and a rapid-fire knock of 42, with six fours, by Mahesh Chand helped the Ministry of Urban Development beat the icar by 80 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Inter-Ministry Cricket Tournament at the Vinay Marg ground.


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