Friday, January 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Raid nets python, wildlife trophies
New Delhi, January 9
In a joint operation, conducted by the Wildlife officials and the local police today afternoon in Mehrauli, ostensibly to ferret out the owner of the leopard that was shot at in a plywood factory in Neb Sarai, the sleuths came up with a booty in ivory tusks and wildlife trophies, apart from a live python.

Coldest night of the season
New Delhi, January 9
The city yesterday witnessed the coldest night of the season even as the Met office predicted a rise in temperature. The Met office sources said that mercury plummeted to a low of 4.5 degree Celsius, which is two degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was recorded at 4.5 degrees Celsius, which is 0.2 degrees less than the last coldest night of the season when mercury dipped to 4.7 degrees.

Children light candles at Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in the Capital on Thursday, to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.
Children light candles at Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in the Capital on Thursday, to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
A day all roads lead to gurdwaras
New Delhi, January 9
Thousands of Sikhs, including women and children, dressed in their Sunday best, today braved the icy winds and thronged the various gurdwaras in the Capital on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

Mystery deaths baffle doctors
Panipat, January 9
Medical science may have achieved many milestones, but it has failed to diagnose the mystery disease that has claimed five lives in the Raksheda village, about 22 km from here.

When gangsters dabble in abracadabra
Meerut, January 9
The business of tantriks in the name of astronomy is at its peak in Meerut. Even some gangsters are also improving the shining hour and joined this trade. The ‘astronomers’ run their businesses in several cities, including some metros, while having their ‘headquarters’ in Meerut.

The government says it will soon launch a drive to deport illegal foreign nationals.
(28k, 56k)

CM dedicates 2003 to water conservation
New Delhi, January 9
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has declared 2003 as the year of power and water conservation and called for “desperate” measures to ward off a severe water crisis. Therefore, she urged the public to shed its “consumer psyche.”

Baby slips from mother’s lap, dies

New Delhi
A newly born baby died after falling from the lap of her mother in Lady Harding hospital. Mrs Bably Goswami (27), who was admitted to the hospital, delivered a baby girl after a major operation a few days back. In the intervening night she felt uncomfortable in the ward because of the convector. 

  • Probe into tax holidays

  • Fire from ‘angeethi’ consumes 3 kids

  • Delhi cop found dead


MCD JE, SI arrested for taking bribe
New Delhi, January 9
The CBI has arrested a junior engineer of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a contractor.


Prof Ishwar Singh, a researcher par excellence
Rohtak, January 9
The search for the treasure hidden among the academia at Maharshi Dayanand University leads to Dr Ishwar Singh, Professor of Chemistry, with brilliant academic records and an alumnus of Delhi University. Before joining MDU in 1978, Prof Ishwar Singh had been on the faculty of Delhi University’s prestigious Ramjas College and Sri Venkateswara College.

Women get a fair deal in MDU
Rohtak, January 9
There is a significant representation of women on the faculty of Maharshi Dayanand University. Out of the total 198 regular teachers in MDU, there are 52 women teachers. In some departments such as Statistics, Physical Education, Psychology and Education, more than two-third of the teachers are women. In some departments like Journalism, Music and Fine Arts, women have equal representation.


A veritable banquet of the soul to beat the chill
AN exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs by Society for IMPRESSION’87 Artists’ Group, India, is being organised at Lalit Kala Akademi till January 11. Its participating members include Ashis Kabasi, Aniruddha Mukherjee, Anusuya Mazumder, Debashis Kabasi, Krishnendu Simlai, Pradip Saha and Stanley Suresh.
  • Portrayal of life in reality

  • Blend of youth and experience

  • Creations from Doon

A perfect blend of art, creativity & talent
A perfect blend of art, creativity & talent


Ravneet emerges fastest in PNB meet
New Delhi, January 9
Ravneet Singh of Punjab clocked 25.0 secs to win the 200m gold to emerge the fastest athlete in the men’s section in the athletics event of the 20th All-India Punjab National Bank Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Thursday.

Rishi scores ton in SPM Cricket
New Delhi, January 9
A strokeful century by Rishi (107, 15x4, 4x6) and deadly bowling by Puneet Mehra (5 for 24) helped Ram Pal Cricket Academy beat SPM Coaching Centre by 50 runs and entered the semi-final of the SPM Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the SPM College ground, Punjabi Bagh.

  • GAIL beat Alitalia

  • Hansraj Model School win

Chand Khanna Club fetes Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, January 9
The Chand Khanna Club felicitated former Union Law Minister Arun Jaitley, who is the president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association, at an impressive function in the Capital.

Mohd Kaif cracks century for R P Academy
New Delhi, January 9
Mohd Kaif cracked 145, studded with 19 fours and 5 sixes, as R P Academy beat Guru Harkishan Public School, Vasant Vihar, by 154 runs in a league match of the fourth R G Williams Memorial Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony Public School ground.


Beautified chowks, parks change the face of town
Rohtak, January 9
The re-modelling of chowks and widening of roads have given a new look to the town. The widened roads have decongested traffic while the floodlights installed in the middle of various crossings have reduced considerably the number of eve-teasing incidents.


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