Sunday, February 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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PM’s day out: Nehru Place turns into virtual fortress
New Delhi, February 1
The Capital’s prime business district, Nehru Place in south Delhi, normally bustling with activity, today turned into a virtual fortress as the security forces sanitised the entire area, mindful of the recent breaches of the prime minister’s security.

BKU rally passes without major hiccups
Meerut, February 1
The Bharatiya Kisan Union mahapanchayat sent life for a toss in the city today. All roads seemed to lead to the Government Inter College ground, which was packed to capacity with thousands of BKU activists, lustily cheering their leaders who went hammer and tongs at the government.

The three winners of the Miss Lashkara beauty contest held in the Capital recently. 


Delhi Govt won’t bail out lawyers on crèches
New Delhi, February 1
The Delhi Government’s Social Welfare Department has refused to part with more resources to set up crèches for lawyers in the city. The department informed the Delhi High Court that lady lawyers seeking government assistance for setting up crèches in various courts in the Capital are capable of looking after their interests.


Priyanka Bassi being awarded the Miss Beautiful Skin trophy at the Miss Lashkara Beauty Contest in the Capital.

Seized vehicles reduced to junk
Sonepat, February 1
Hundreds of vehicles, including cars, jeeps, mopeds, scooters, motor cycles, trucks, tractors and Maruti vans, seized by the police during the past one decade have been reduced to scrap as they have been lying in the open in various police stations of this district.

Lady kicks up royal ruckus, makes a pile
Noida, February 1
A young woman left the cops here at their wits’ end when she managed to make a quick buck under the law enforcers’ eagle eyes. She made an appearance at a police post in Sector 22 under the Sector 24 police station on January 30.

UHBVN runs out of transformers
Sonepat, February 1
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is facing an acute shortage of 100 KVA transformers. According to a report, executive engineers of various divisions of the UHBVN have sent an SOS to the circle offices, demanding immediate supply of the 100 KVA transformers to meet their requirements.

Auto fares up, at par with other metros
New Delhi, February 1
Travelling in auto rickshaws will become dearer starting midnight with the Delhi Government announcing a hike of Rs three in the fare over the existing Rs five for the first km and Rs 3.50 instead of Rs 2.50 for every additional km.



Illegal markets the latest in the encroachment saga
Faridabad, February 1
The state government has reiterated several times that encroachments on public land will not be tolerated and has even set a deadline to get these removed, but the authorities sometimes tend to ignore them unless these become an issue and are raised at a higher level.

An industrial capital that is home to mighty waterfalls and ancient temples
ith the formation of Jharkhand, the total number of states in the Indian federation rose to 28. The state with 74.677 sq. km, having 18 districts, has Ranchi for its capital. Jharkhand is a mineral rich state, having most of the big industries of united Bihar.

IG reviews crime scenario
Panipat, February 1
The IG of Rohtak Range, Mr Resham Singh, on Friday night directed the SPs of the range to get tough with the criminals with a view to checking the spiralling crime graph in the area. 

Farmers still waiting to reap the benefits of Masani Barrage
Rewari, February 1
Masani Barrage, which had been aptly described as a boon for the flood-prone areas of south Haryana, has now become a curse for the farmers of about two hundred villages of Rewari and Gurgaon districts.

Two-year-old killed in fire
New Delhi, February 1
A fire that broke out in a house in a South Delhi locality last night claimed the life of a two-year-old child while his parents suffered severe burns. The fire started around 8.35 pm yesterday from the kitchen of the house of Bhagwan Singh in Valmik Basti in Deoli area.

Capacity of Dahina power sub-station increased
Rewari, February 1
Dakshini Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has augmented the capacity of the 33 KV power sub-station of Dahina from 10.3 MVA to 14.3 MVA.

Rain gods shower mercy, Surajkund mela opens
Surajkund, February 1
The 17th Surajkund Crafts Mela opened amid traditional fanfare as rain gods chose to stay away today rather than spoil the organisers’ party. Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala inaugurated the fortnight-long fair. Lt-Gen (retd) T. P. S. Rawat, Minister of Tourism, Uttaranchal, was the chief guest.

Long live Gandhism, at least abroad
et me own this. If I could call myself, say, a Christian, or a Mussalman, with my own interpretation of the Bible or Koran, I should not hesitate to call myself either. For then Hindu, Christian and Mussalman would be synonymous terms.



Three accused of gang rape, loot nabbed
Bhiwani, February 1
The police today claimed to have arrested all the three accused in the case of abduction and gang rape of a woman on the evening of January 22. Disclosing this here today, Superintendent of Police Sukhdev Singh said that Sunita Devi (name changed) of old Housing Board Colony lodged a complaint with the police yesterday that she was abducted by three unidentified motorcycle-borne youths when she was returning home from a temple.

Kidnap-cum-murder case solved
New Delhi, February 1
With the arrest of a youth, the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out an kidnap-cum-murder case. The suspect, Kanchhid, was arrested from Okhla More last evening. His other associates are absconding.


WTO helped advances in technology: EU expert
New Delhi, February 1
Mr. Michel Caillouet, head of delegation, European Union Commission, has said that innovation unleashed by the rapid advances in technology has heralded the advent of the global village. He also acknowledged the role of WTO for the advances made in technology and building of institutions.



MDUTA alleges harassment of teachers
Rohtak, February 1
The Maharshi Dayanand University Teachers’ Association has charged the University College authorities with harassing a section of the teachers in different matters.

Helplines all set to drive away examination blues
New Delhi, February 1
With barely a month to go for the commencement of the Class X and XII board examinations, helplines in the national Capital have begun operations. Anxiety and stress, as offshoots of the examination blues, have prompted the health and the voluntary sector, together with their academic counterparts, to provide guidance and counselling to students.



Stalwarts to join Marathon of Hope today
Terry Fox T
he Canadian High Commissioner, Mr Peter Sutherland, will flag off the annual Terry Fox run from the main gate of the Canadian High Commission on Santipath here on Sunday morning. The non-competitive event organised in memory of Terry Fox is aimed at raising funds for cancer research.

  • New Max director

  • Managing pain

  • Treatment of Hemophilia

  • AIOS new Vice-president

  • Cancer survivors’ day

  • Herbal cure for diabeties

  • Special Chyawanprash

Ayurvedic dispensary without doctor, compounder
Rewari, February 1
The president of the Haryana Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has sent a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, as well as the Health Minister, Dr M L Ranga, drawing their attention to the sorry state of affairs prevailing in the Ayurvedic dispensary of Pali village.



Aryavrat Club bag under-17 crown
New Delhi, February 1
Vishal Chauphla produced an all-round performance, scoring 46 runs and claiming three wickets for 15 runs, to guide Aryavrat Sports Club to a 21 runs victory over St Giri Public School, in the final of the first St Giri Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Central School ground, Rohini.

Northern Rly women triumph
New Delhi, February 1
Northern Railway had mixed luck when their women triumphed while the men had to settle for the second position in the PNB-All India Railway Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Saturday.

Moonlight lose, qualify for soccer semi-final
New Delhi, February 1
Moonlight Club, despite suffering a 1-3 defeat at the hands of New Delhi Heroes, qualified for the semi-final of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium practice ground on Saturday.

Sanaa loses to Thai girl in final
New Delhi, February 1
Sanaa Bhambri crashed at the last hurdle when she lost to Motinee Tangphong of Thailand in the girls title clash at 7-6, 7-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the ITF Juniors Grade 3 Tennis Championship at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Saturday.

Madan Lal in semis
New Delhi, February 1

Madan Lal Academy defeated Sumit Dogra Academy by three wickets and entered the semi-final of the first Chetan Sharma Academy Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. Ishaan Bakshi, who scored a dashing 42, was declared the Man of the Match.


Separate SIs in all districts to brief Press
New Delhi, February 1
All nine police districts in the Capital will now have a special officer each dedicated to the needs of the media and to disseminate information about incidents of crimes in their respective districts. At present, the officers who are called Sub Inspector (Press) are attached to the office of the Public Relations Officer of the Delhi Police and operate from the Police Headquarters in Indraprastha Estate.

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