Tuesday, December 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Govt forms panel 
New Delhi, December 16
Negotiations between the Government of NCT of Delhi and unions of autorickshaw operators continued today with the former constituting a three-member committee to resolve outstanding issues.

Land allotment in Dadri begins at home
Dadri (Noida) December 16
That ‘Charity begins at home’ was amply demonstrated by the members and the pradhan of Iradpur, Rajatpur village gram sabhas in Dadri. They have gone ahead and distributed land allotment documents to their own family members.

My feathered friends My feathered friends: Children try to catch the pigeons that came to eat the grain spread over by the bird lovers on Asaf Ali Road in the heart of the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Terrorists’ identikit flashed all over
New Delhi, December 16
Two days after the Tughlaqabad encounter in which two suspected Pakistani terrorists were killed while a third managed to escape, the police were yet to receive any concrete evidence that could help them establish their identities.

An edge-of-the-seat vrooming excitement
New Delhi, December 16
Cheering crowds of more than 8,000 enthusiasts! Battle of 30 aspiring motor sport whizkids selected from seven cities after gruelling regional rounds. Mind-blowing musical thrilling performance by Shweta ‘Ishq’ Menon and Jassi. Roaring sounds of engines burning the newly laid asphalt tracks. Country’s leading CEOs fighting for pole positions using their speed skills.

Motor sport aficionados. 
Motor sport aficionados

Govt employee held for wife’s disappearance
Faridabad, December 16
On the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the district police have arrested a state government employee, charged with abducting and making his wife untraceable for the past two years. As the woman has still not been found, the court has remanded the accused in judicial custody.

Officials forget 1971 war memorial function
Bhiwani, December 16
Wives and relatives of soldiers, who sacrificed their lives in the 1971 Pakistan-India war, had the distasteful experience on the Vijay Divas today when no administrative official came to pay tributes to the brave departed souls at the War Memorial in Nehru Park.


Delhi Chief MInister Sheila Dikshit visits a stall during a celebration of four years of excellence in education by the Government of NCT of Delhi
Delhi Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit visits a stall during a celebration of four years of excellence in education by the Government of NCT of Delhi at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo

Cine actor Jimmy Shergill with a Rocky S outfit
Cine actor Jimmy Shergill with a Rocky S outfit at a showroom in the Capital.

Chautala working ‘towards finishing BJP’
Sonepat, December 16
Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, MP and the Vice-President of the Haryana BJP, has accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of working against the BJP and eliminating it from the political scene in the state. Talking to mediapersons here today, he said Mr Chautala could not hope to succeed in his gameplan in view of the landslide victory of the party in the Gujarat assembly elections.

Dalits being terrorised in Haryana: BSP
Rewari, December 16
Mr Narendra Kashyap, in-charge of the BSP affairs in Haryana, has asserted that Dalits are a completely terrorised lot under the Chautala regime in Haryana and unbridled atrocities on them have been on the increase throughout the state.

No full-time Administrator, HUDA admn in a state of drift
Faridabad, December 16
The full-time post of Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), has been lying vacant for the past five months. Although the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) has been given the additional charge of the Administrator, it is reported that this has led to the accumulation of file work in the office. As a result, consumers have been facing inconvenience. A resident of Sector 8 here said that his work had been pending for many months as there was no one to take up his appeal.

YC rally on Dec 19 against ‘jobs on sale’
Sonepat, December 16
The All-India Youth Congress has decided to organise a massive rally on December 19 in support of the demands of agitating people of Ahulana village against the recruitment made by the managing committee of the Chaudhary Devi Lal Sugar Mills. The rally will be organised on the premises of the grain market at Gohana town in the district.

11 central govt offices to be shifted from Delhi 
New Delhi, December 16
The government has decided to shift 11 central government offices outside Delhi to the National Capital Region. Six offices have been shifted outside Delhi, including three out of 11 identified, the Union Urban Development Minister, Mr Ananth Kumar, informed the Rajya Sabha.

After drought, shortage of fodder hits farmers
Faridabad, December 16
The after-effects of drought this year are still being felt by the residents in the region, especially the farmers. The farmers, whose kharif crop production has been adversely affected, are now facing shortage of fodder for their cattle.

‘My first priority will be to clean and beautify the city’
n IAS officer of the 1972 batch, Parminder Mandip Singh is the first woman to take over as the Chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). An alumna of the Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, where she completed her schooling, Ms Singh completed her master’s in Geography from Panjab University. She took the civil services examination and was given the UT cadre.

Civic amenities in Mahendragarh in poor shape
Mahendragarh, December 16
Residents of Mahendragarh town continue to reel under inadequate basic civic amenities even after the change of guard in the local municipal council. With the authorities not doing much to gear up the civic amenities even after the passage of no-confidence motion against the president of the municipal council on November 25, the residents are nostalgically recounting the glorious days of the town when it was part of the Maratha kingdom and thereafter of the princely state of Patiala.

Noida class IV staff take out rally
Noida, December 16
The Noida administration offices in Sector 6 were virtually turned into a cantonment with a strong posse of police camping there in view of the strike by class IV employees and safai karmacharis today.

Sex racket unearthed
Sonepat, December 16
With the arrest of four persons, including three women, the Civil Lines police have busted a gang engaged in flesh trade in the city. According to a report, the flesh trade racket was being run from a rented house in Jiwan Nagar area on the old DC Road by Devinder and his wife, Sunita, both from Punjab.
  • Youth held
  • Five-day remand
  • Dean appointed
  • Vijay Divas
  • Painting exhibition

World Punjabi  writers’ meet on Jan 12 
New Delhi, December 16
In a move to promote Punjabi language, literature and culture, the Punjabi Academy of the Delhi Government is planning to organise a two-day World Punjabi Writers’ Conference in the Capital.

Senior citizens honoured
Bhiwani, December 16
Several senior citizens were honoured for their notable achievements in different fields of life by the Brahmin Vikas Parishad at a function organised on Sunday at the local Brahmcharya Shekhawati Ashram.

Minister plays hooky
Jhajjar, December 16
Mr Kartar Singh Bhadana, Minister for Cooperatives and the president of the District Public Relations and Grievances Committee, failed to turn up for the monthly meet of the committee meeting consecutively for the fourth time today. The meeting, held here today was presided over by Mr Mohinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner.


1 kg ganja seized from two
Noida, December 16
The Kasna police have arrested two drug peddlers who used to smuggle ganja, opium, charas etc. As much as 1 kg of ganja has been recovered from the arrested persons. The SO of Kasna police station, Mr N. P. Singh, said they were getting information about smuggling and sale of drugs in the area. 

Five killed in mishaps
Faridabad: At least five persons have been killed in the town in the past 36 hours. Abdul, a resident of AC Nagar here, was run over by a train yesterday. In a similar incident, Khudela, wife of one Liyakat Ali of Krishna Nagar, was overrun by a train. A youth, who could not be identified, was also killed after he had been hit by a train near Neelam flyover.


DPS ensures kids’ holistic development: Principal
New Delhi, December 16
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, celebrated its Annual Day with great aplomb at Talkatora Indoor Stadium here. Mr Jagmohan, Minister of Tourism and Culture, was the chief guest. Also present on the occasion were Mr Salman Khurshid, President of the DPS Society, Mr Narendra Kumar, Chairman, DPS Society and other distinguished dignitaries.

The Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mr Jagmohan, at the Annual Day function, DPS, Mathura Road.
The Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mr Jagmohan, at the Annual Day function, DPS, Mathura Road



More neonatal hospitals needed: DMA
New Delhi, December 16
The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) today appealed to the government and private sector to come together and work in the direction of facilitating Delhi with more neonatal and paediatric hospitals and adolescent clinics to cater to the needs of increasing number of diseases in children, particularly congenital deficiencies and physiological problems faced by adolescents.


Office of PSU Sports Promotion 
Board inaugurated
New Delhi, December 16
The office of the All India Public Sector Sports Control Board, which is renamed as ‘All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board,’ was formally inaugurated by Mr Bhure Lal, Secretary, Co-ordination and Public Grievances, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India.
A souvenir being released by Mr S. K. Sen at the inaugural function of ‘All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board’ in the Capital. 
A souvenir being released by Mr S. K. Sen at the inaugural function of ‘All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board’

Nestor-Goans, B B Stars win in DSA 
New Delhi, December 16
Nestor-Goans Sports Club and Buddisht Blue Stars posted victories in Group-B and A preliminary matches in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship being played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (East) ground here today.

Workshop introduces German games to Indian enthusiasts
New Delhi, December 16
At the recently concluded workshop, jointly conducted by Noida College of Physical Education (NCPE), Prajna Foundation and National Olympic Committee for Germany, nearly 176 teachers, educators, students and social workers from various government and non-governmental organisations were trained in "Sports For All".
Mr Hans-Joachim Kinderlen, Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, receiving a memento from Mr Sushil Kumar Rajput, chairman of Noida College of Physical Education. 
Mr Hans-Joachim Kinderlen, Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, receiving a memento from Mr Sushil Kumar Rajput, chairman of Noida College of Physical Education

Sameer Bhandoh shines for JRA
New Delhi, December 16
A fine-spell by Sameer Bhandoh helped JRA defeat Daksh by 7 wickets in the quarter-final match of 2nd Eventus Cup played at Harbaksh Stadium. After winning the toss, Daksh could score only 100 runs with the help of Partho Gogoi, who scored 47 not out with 4 hits to the boundary. Sameer, who came one change, bowled a good line to take 4 wickets.

Suhail Sharma to lead DU 
New Delhi, December 16
Suhail Sharma, a student of Hindu College and trainee of Tarak Sinha, coach of Sonnet Cricket Club, will lead Delhi University cricket team in the inter-University 
Cricket Tournament being organised by Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.


Sanjiv Kumar takes over as NDMC Secy
New Delhi, December 16
Mr Sanjiv Kumar, IAS (AGMU-92), took over the charge of Secretary, New Delhi Municipal Council, replacing Mr Arun Baroka, IAS (AGMU-90), who has been transferred to the Government of NCT of Delhi as Project Director (NACO).

HC directs MCD to give tags to cattle
New Delhi:
Apart from posing a threat to motorists, stray cattle that throng the roads in the Capital speak volumes of negligence and apathy from their owners. The High Court today came to the rescue of these animals by issuing an order to identify and bring to book the owners of stray cattle on the Capital’s roads.


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