Tuesday, November 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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MAMC flash strike, exam postponed 
New Delhi November 18
Even as the police claimed that the hunt for the alleged rapists of a fourth year Maulana Azad Medical College student had intensified, the ire of the students manifested itself in a flash strike, forcing the authorities to postpone the scheduled fourth year examination today.

MAMC students resolved that they would continue to demonstrate even at the risk of jeopardising their careers MAMC students resolved that they would continue to demonstrate even at the risk of jeopardising their careers till the alleged rapists were brought to book. Tribune Photo 

Allottees pick holes in Huda policy
Gurgaon, November 18
Irked by the ‘pick and choose’ policy of Haryana Urban Development Authority in the allotment of alternative plots to the original allottees, Mr Raj Kumar Rathee, an original allottee, has appealed to the Chief Administrator, Huda, against the ‘sordid’ developments.




The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee initiated the Prakash Utsav ceremony of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a grand and colourful procession
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee initiated the Prakash Utsav ceremony of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a grand and colourful procession in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The procession started at 10.30 a.m with school and college students, along with their colourful bands, winding through the main bazaar of Delhi from Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Gatka parties, famous kirtan jathas, decorated elephants, horses and thousands of devotees followed, reciting “Sat Nam, Sri Wahe Guru”. After passing through Chandni Chowk, the procession terminated at Gurdwara Nanak Piao Sahib. A number of prominent members of the DSGMC also took part in the procession. TNS

Police ready to poison 23-yr-old Vikas
Meerut, November 18
‘Vikas’ has completed only 23 years of his life span, but his masters have declared him ‘old’ and infirm, for no fault of his. One understands if he dies of any disease, the matter is different then.

Couple, two kids killed in accident
Jhajjar, November 18
A couple and their two children were killed and three others injured seriously in the worst-ever accident involving a dumper loaded with tarmac, a Maruti Zen car and a tractor-trailer on Jhajjar-Bahadurgarh Road near Dabodha village here this morning.

‘Grading helps expunge ‘fail’ from education vocabulary’
B. P. KhandelwalT
he Director of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, Mr B. P. Khandelwal, is an optimistic man. He is convinced that the education scenario of the country holds promise and that the current set-up will witness a change for good.



Panj Piaras leading the procession on the eve of Gurpurab
Panj Piaras leading the procession on the eve of Gurpurab in the Capital on Monday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Ground water level goes down by 4.5 m
New Delhi, November 18
Parliament was today informed that the ground water level in several parts of the national Capital had receded by 4.5 metres during 2001-02 and the situation was compounded by a further decline of up to three metres due to scanty monsoon rains this year.

Sonepat to get new fire station
Sonepat, November 18
The Haryana Government proposes to set up a new fire station in Sector 23, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority of the city. This was stated by Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Director of Local Bodies, Haryana at a meeting of the officials here yesterday.

Farmhouses must not hold banquets
New Delhi, November 18
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has once again warned the owners of farmhouses in the Capital against carrying out commercial activities like banqueting, wedding and other social functions without valid licence.

  • 8 kg charas seized



Man shot at
Faridabad, November 18
A middle-aged person was injured after he was fired upon by a resident of Bahbalpur village in the district this morning. The accused fled after the incident. The victim, identified as Man Singh, also a resident of the same village, was nursing an old enmity with the accused, who fired at him from a country-made revolver.

Conman’s extortion bid foiled in CP
New Delhi, November 18
The police patrolling party arrested a customer care executive from Connaught Place where he was allegedly extorting money from a person who went there for shopping. The victim, Sumit Kumar, a resident of Karol Bagh, went to Connaught Place last evening for shopping.



MDU inter-zonal youth festival begins
Rohtak, November 18
The inter-zonal youth festival of Maharshi Dayanand University commenced in University College here today. Inspector-General (Rohtak range) Resham Singh inaugurated the festival.


HC to decide on Mirpur PG Centre
Rewari, November 18
The long-pending issue to establish the Postgraduate Regional Centre at Mirpur village near Rewari has now assumed priority on the agenda of the Haryana Government, apparently as a sequel to the recent court orders. The Punjab and Haryana High Court would take up the hearing of a writ petition filed in this connection by the elders of the Mirpur village on December 2, 2002.



Shastri Club beat A R Gym
New Delhi, November 18
A 98-run third-wicket partnership between skipper Rajan Gupta (84) and Gourav Chabra (56) enabled Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat A R Gymkhana by 42 runs to enter the quarter-final of the 7th M S Trophy Triveni Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by K N Colts, at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar.

Satish shines with bowl
New Delhi, November 18
Deadly bowling of 4 for 33 by Satish Rawat and a fine knock of 49, with five fours and one six by Anup Singh, helped Stores and Operation team beat Headquarters by three wickets in the sixth Vivek Aggarwal Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by Indian Airlines, at the Indian Airlines Colony ground, Vasant Vihar.


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