Saturday, November 23, 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 | Crime | Business
Education | Sports | Administration


ANMC 21 is airborne with grandiose plans
New Delhi, November 22
Lending a new dimension to New Delhi’s ‘Look East’ policy, the NCT of Delhi has joined 11 other Asian cities to float a consortium for promoting and developing a small to medium-sized jet passenger plane that will seek to establish Asia as a global player in the aviation industry and catapult it into the big league otherwise dominated by the United States.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with the Japanese representative of ANMC 21 at a press conference Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with the Japanese representative of ANMC 21 at a press conference in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo


Jobless school drop-out behind MAMC assault
New Delhi, November 22
Exactly a week after a fourth year student of the Maulana Azad Medical College was criminally assaulted on the terrace of the nearby Khooni Darwaza in the heart of the city, the police today claimed to have nailed the perpetrator of the brazen crime along with his three alleged associates.

Teachers assault girl students for protesting too much
Ghaziabad, November 22
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has got all degree colleges closed in protest against the teachers of the Post Graduate College who allegedly beat up some girl students and their leader.

BEVY OF BEAUTIES: Participants at the Femina Miss India 2003 posing for photographers in the Capital on Friday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Girls getting self-defence training
New Delhi, November 22
The Crime Against Women Cell of the West district police in association with the Forum for Social Justice is conducting a two-week capsule course on self-defence techniques for Bharti College for Women, Janak Puri to instill among girl students self-confidence and ability to handle unscrupulous elements on the road.

Journalists clamour for arrest of Sirsa-based dera head
Faridabad, November 22
A number of journalist organisations and political parties in Haryana today condoled the death of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chattarpati. Mr Chattarpati was shot at and seriously injured allegedly by the members of the Dera Sachha Sauda, Sirsa, on October 24. He died at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi last night.

Dharna against IOC continues
Faridabad, November 22
The road blockade, started by the residents of Asavati near the lube plant of Indian Oil Corporation at Pyala village, entered third day today. The members of the Sangharsh Samiti, set up to carry on the stir, claimed that it would continue ‘dharna’ till the IOC officials accept and implement their demand of providing employment to the persons whose land had been acquired by the company in 1989.

Immolation bid in SC
New Delhi
A mentally deranged person, who claimed to be an incarnation of late Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was overpowered by the police when he tried to immolate himself in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The police received an information around 11 am that a man was threatening to immolate himself by pouring kerosene and setting himself aflame with the help of a match stick in the court.


Bhagwaria woos deserters to rejoin Congress
Rewari, November 22
The HPCC vice-president and former minister, Mrs Shakuntala Bhagwaria, has extended an open invitation to all those who have quit the Congress due to various reasons, but still have faith in its ideology, policies and programmes, to rejoin the party.

Pick of the day 'Shringar' by Rmanando Bandhopadhyay from The Harvest 2002
Pick of the day 'Shringar' by Rmanando Bandhopadhyay from The Harvest 2002

Cong blasts Kelkar panel proposals
Panipat, November 22
Coming down heavily on the recommendations of the Kelkar Committee regarding income tax on the agricultural income, a senior Congress leader and president of the Krishak Samaj, Mr Shamsher Singh Surjewala, today expressed the apprehension that the proposal would deal a “death blow” to the Indian economy.

Details of 18 hawala traders given to I-T Dept
New Delhi, November 22
The Delhi Police have submitted names and addresses of 18 hawala traders to the investigation wing of the Income Tax Department here, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Finance, Mr Gingee. N. Ramachandran said that search and seizure operations had been carried out on the premises of some of the hawala traders.

Bitta asks Cong to withdraw support to Mufti
Sonepat, November 22
The president of the All India Anti-Terrorist Morcha, Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, has charged the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, with shielding militants and urged the Congress high command to withdraw its support to the PDP-led government in the state.

Owners demolish illegal structures before the squad
Sonepat, November 22
The district administration continued their anti-encroachment campaign today also in different parts of this city. In a bid to save the building materials from being taken away by the officials, some shopkeepers and house owners themselves demolished their unauthorised structures and removed the building materials from the road before the demolition squad arrived.

IT was satisfying to observe that the Central Pollution Control Board in collaboration with Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute has initiated a study to assess the harmful effects of air pollution in Delhi.

  • Speak up, says Chief Justice
  • Burden of school bag
  • When the CM is away, clerks make hay
  • Banning cow slaughter
  • UGC directive not feasible

Breath-taking smog
Breath-taking smog

NDMC to set up shelter for homeless kids
New Delhi, November 22
Setting up of Ashrary Grih (a shelter for homeless children and women), naming of unnamed roads, strengthening and resurfacing of roads, augmentation of sewer lines, construction of walking track at Talkatora Garden and purchase of allopathic medicines are some of the major decisions taken at the monthly meeting of the New Delhi Municipal Council held today.

Sheila cancels Iftar party
New Delhi, November 22
Joining the list of dignitaries and organisations not hosting their customary Iftar parties is Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The Iftar was scheduled for Saturday. The Government of NCT of Delhi spokesperson said the Chief Minister had decided to cancel the Iftar this year. The Chief Minister though had conveyed her best wishes on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, the spokesperson added.

  • NIO exam on Dec 15
  • Painting contest
  • Nagar kirtan
  • Contests launched
A DOG DAY AFTERNOON: Trained dogs entertaining crowds outside Defence Pavilion at Pragati Maidan on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Machines lying useless as BSNL goes online
Faridabad, November 22
At least two bill duplicating machines, installed by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) worth about Rs 5 lakh, have been rendered useless within one year of being made operational. The BSNL authorities are now thinking of shifting these machines elsewhere.

  • Cultural Show
  • Soldier killed
  • Two die in mishap
  • Power cut today

Boy knocked down by car on Rajpath
New Delhi, November 22
A 10-year-old unidentified boy was knocked down by a rashly driven Maruti car on Rajpath last evening. The vehicle hit the boy, who was taking a walk, from behind. He was taken to a nearby hospital but he succumbed to the injuries. A case of death due to rash and negligent driving has been registered, the police said.

  • Vehicle thieves nabbed

  • Murder solved

  • Three robbers held

Criminals took refuge behind police post!
Ghaziabad, November 22
The criminals, who had assaulted two policemen, Vijay Pal and Chander Pal in a police picket on November 11 in Lone area, had stayed in the house of a dreaded criminal. The house was just behind the Shahid Nagar police post in Sahibabad! This criminal was also involved in the attack on cops, the police said.

Man stabs himself to death
Noida, November 22
Unable to reconcile to the death of his young son sometime ago, a man stabbed himself to death in Sector 3 last night. Ram Shah Saxena, a resident of E-4 in Sector 3, had recently lost his son who was ailing for some time. Unable to overcome the loss of his son, Ram Shah also fell sick. He recovered in due course but slipped into deep depression.


An eco-friendly hotel comes up in the Capital
New Delhi, November 22
Delhi now has the coveted status of a city with a certified eco-friendly hotel with the launch of Uppal’s Orchid - a 5-star deluxe business hotel. Certified by the international hospitality brand, Ecotel, the famous collection of environmentally sensitive hotels, inns and resorts that belong to Hospitality Valuation Services (HVS) International, Uppal’s Orchid is the second 5-star Ecotel hotel in India and the fourth in the world.

‘Safe train’ by Kaithal boy impresses Chief Secy
New Delhi, November 22
Mr A. N. Mathur, Chief Secretary of Haryana, today visited the Haryana Pavilion in IITF-2002. He showed keen interest in products related to automobiles, electronics, IT and domestic use. Mr L. S. M. Salins, Chief Administrator of the pavilion, Mr Mahtab Singh, Administrator, and Mr R. S. Narwal, General Manager, accompanied him on the occasion.

Haryana Chief Secretary A.N. Mathur at Haryana Pavilion in Pragati Maidan on Friday.
Haryana Chief Secretary A.N. Mathur at Haryana Pavilion in Pragati Maidan

Students rally against Casino Bill
Sonepat November 22
The students of various colleges affiliated to the All India Democratic Students Organisation, took out a procession here on Thursday, to register their protest against the passing of Casino Bill by the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, privatisation of education.


Govind bowls Montfort Academy to victory
New Delhi, November 22
Devastating medium-pace bowling by Govind Verma, who claimed four wickets for 19 runs, and fine batting by Haryana Under-19 player Deepak Joon (47 no, 1x6, 7x4) helped Montfort School Academy beat Sadar Bazar Youth Cricket Academy by eight wickets in a Group A League match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti North Delhi Cricket League, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association at the Montfort School ground, Ashok Vihar, Delhi.

  • Inborn beat Hyderabad

  • PMG beat Yorks in DDCA League

Ankur Garg stars for Hansraj School
New Delhi, November 22
Ankur Garg played an all-round role (46 no and 3 for 21) to help Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, beat Sachdeva Public School, Rohini, by nine wickets in the second Ganga International Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground.

  • ICICI Bank beat SC Bar Assn

  • Girish, Muskan star in Turf Cricket

Shastri Club enter MS Trophy semis
New Delhi, November 22
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Sumeet Dogra Cricket Academy by five wickets to enter the semi-final of the seventh M S Trophy Triveni Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground.

  • Eventus Cup cricket

  • Vinay Lamba appointed referee

Goswami Club lift Tej Singh cricket title
New Delhi, November 22
Goswami Ganesh Dutt Club defeated Banaras Cricket Association by five wickets in the final to annex the Maharaja Tej Singh Memorial All-India Cricket Tournament at Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh.

Pradeep, Swati win shotput title 
Rohtak, November 22
Swati of class IX and Pradeep of class XI won the shotput title in the Senior Girls and Senior Boys category, respectively, on the second day of the 18th annual athletic meet of the University Campus School here today.

Jaypee ‘golf course’ at UP Pavilion
New Delhi, November 22
A replica of the Jaypee Greens Golf Course, created at Uttar Pradesh Pavilion, is a big draw with the visitors to the International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. Former India captain Kapil Dev inaugurated the Jaypee Greens ‘course’.

Kapil Dev inaugurates the Jaypee Greens ‘golf course’ at UP Pavilion.
Kapil Dev inaugurates the Jaypee Greens ‘golf course’ at UP Pavilion


Govt offices in private buildings despite mini-secretariat
Sonepat, November 22
Although the state government has built a mini-secretariat here, most of the government offices are still scattered all over the city and a newcomer faces considerable difficulty in locating them.


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 |