Sunday, February 9, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Panipat record dismal
‘Talaash’ for illegal Bangladeshi settlers at dead-end
Panipat, February 8
The recent stand-off between India and Bangladesh over illegal immigrants notwithstanding, the local police are dithering on the issue of flushing out thousands of illegal Bangladeshis, apparently under pressure from the lobbies of exporters and manufacturers.

Mining mafia back in business
Faridabad, February 8
Illegal mining has not come to a halt in the region despite the ban on the mining activities imposed by the Supreme Court, it is learnt. The mafia involved has been firing on all cylinders to carry out the mining in every possible spot of the Arawalli hills where the supervision of the authorities was lacking.

New BIS norms likely for bottled 
mineral water
New Delhi, February 8
The testing procedure and standards of bottled water are likely to be changed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) following the sensational revelation that they contained harmful pesticides which can cause cancer in the long run.


HC orders probe into ‘loan’ given at time of admission
New Delhi, February 8
The Delhi High Court has directed the Directorate of Education to institute an inquiry to ascertain whether Delhi Public School, Dwarka, has flouted norms by refusing to refund the ‘loan’ furnished by a parent at the time of his son’s admission to the school.

Zero waiting period at Meerut MH for ex-servicemen
Meerut, February 8
A separate outpatient department catering exclusively to ex-servicemen and their dependents was inaugurated by Lt-Gen V.K. Dhir, Director-General, EME, in Military Hospital here today.

No honour is less for someone who hitched her wagon 
to the stars
Courtesy The EconomistNew Delhi, February 8
About 300 persons, including the alumni, principal and faculty members of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh, will hold their heads high when they assemble at Kamani Auditorium here on Sunday to pay tribute to alumna and astronaut Kalpana Chawla.


Bansi Lal scoffs at alliances, HVP to go it alone
Rohtak, February 8
The former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, reiterated here today that his Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) would not enter into an electoral alliance with any political party and would contest the next Assembly and parliamentary elections on its own.

JD (U) opposes ‘move’ to hand over Ayodhya land
Faridabad, February 8
The Haryana unit of the Janata Dal (U) has criticised the stand of the Vajpayee government on the Ayodhya issue and has opposed the “move” to hand over the undisputed site to the Ram Janam Bhumi Nyas on the pressure exerted by some right wing Hindu organisations.


NICE MIX: Participants at the Women Two-wheeler Rally 2003
NICE MIX: Participants at the Women Two-wheeler Rally 2003 spread the message of 'women empowerment' and ‘save oil’. The rally was flagged off by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ram Naik in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

The golden jubilee celebrations of the Bible Society of India
Waiting for peace? The golden jubilee celebrations of the Bible Society of India concluded in the Capital on Saturday.
— Photo by Anil Sharma

Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Muslim Yuva Ekta Committee stage a march in support of the death sentence handed to D. S. Bhullar
Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Muslim Yuva Ekta Committee stage a march in support of the death sentence handed to D. S. Bhullar, the main accused in 1993 bomb blast case, at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Govt claims to have spent Rs 405 cr on development works
Sonepat, February 8
The Indian National Lok Dal government, headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, had spent Rs 405 crore on various development schemes in this district during the past three-and-a-half years.

Centre’s nod for Rural Building Centre in Jahajgarh
Rohtak, February 8
The Centre has approved setting up of a Rural Building Centre (Nirman Kendra) at Jahajgarh in Jhajjar district under the “Lab to Land” technology transfer programme jointly undertaken by the Union Government and HUDCO.

Smack seized from woman
Rohtak, February 8
The district police arrested a woman and recovered 12 gm of smack from her at Rainakpura locality here last evening.

  • MDU council meeting
  • Workshop on counselling
  • Missing for two months

Women face the worst hardship in suburban trains
Sonepat, February 8
Women commuters have been facing great hardships in boarding the overcrowded incoming and outgoing suburban trains running on the DUK Section of the Northern Railway.

Dalit samaj up in arms 
Rewari, February 8
Members of the Dalit samaj here are agitated over the failure of the district administration to apprehend the killers of a young rickshaw-puller, Lal Singh, resident of Mohalla Chaudharywara here. The body of Lal Singh was recovered by the police from a field near Gokalgarh village, about 3 km from here on January 15,2003.

Raw deal to Ahirwal decried 
Rewari, February 8
Former legislator and president of the Sarvajati Janata Panchayat, a political outfit of Ahirwal, Mr Raghu Yadav, has emphasised the need for fairness towards the youths of Rewari, Mahendragarh and Gurgaon districts in the recruitment of youths to government jobs.

Officials geared up for small savings promotion camps
Rewari, February 8
As many as nine small savings maximisation (promotion) camps will be held in the district at Palhawas (February 11), Khori (February 14), Dahina (February 18), Kund (February 21), Khol (February 25), Bawal (February 28), Dharan (March 4), Dharuhera (March 7) and Nahar (March 11).

Rise in incidence of unnatural deaths in district
Rewari, February 8
Of late, there has been a rise in the incidents of unnatural deaths in the district. As many as four such cases have been reported from various villages of the district this week.

Delights of falling in love
asic elements of all love stories in real life may not have undergone any change but manifestation in this electronic age may have taken on many new forms. Technological advance, particularly the emergence of gadgets like the mobile phone, makes it unnecessary for lovers to pine because of long absence.

Taking a cue from Japan’s economic growth
Faridabad, February 8
Japan, which enjoys one of the highest per capita income in the world and where the economic benefits of development had percolated to all areas and all sections of society, was faced with a zero to negative growth rate on account of falling prices (deflation).The idol to be installed during the ‘Murti Sthapana’ festival at Shri Santoshi Mata Mandir, Hari Nagar, in the Capital.

Murti Sthapana festival on February 9
New Delhi, February 8
The fifth annual ‘Murti Sthapana’ festival will be celebrated at Shri Santoshi Mata Mandir, Jail Road, Hari Nagar, on February 9. The celebration will be inaugurated by Mr Shamsher Bahadur Saxena, the founder of the temple, by lighting the holy Akhand Jyoti at 8 am.

The idol to be installed during the ‘Murti Sthapana’ festival at Shri Santoshi Mata Mandir, Hari Nagar, in the Capital.

Minor raped by three youths
Bhiwani, February 8
Three youths reportedly raped a 14-year-old girl at Badsi village under the Buwani Khera police station last evening.

  • Dowry harassment
  • 11-year-old crushed by truck
  • Blankets destroyed in fire
  • 8-year-old knocked down by car
  • Suicide bid foiled
  • HC stays teachers’ transfer
  • Three held in snatching case

Sheila joins ‘health’ walk in rural areas
New Delhi, February 8
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Health Minister A. K. Walia today joined a walk by volunteers promoting good health and well-being. The 24-kilometre-long Health Rally was organised by the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan as part of its campaign to create awareness about health among rural people.

  • Gurmukh Singh scholarships to 15


300 doctors, patients pledge to donate organs 
About 300 persons, including doctors, nurses, patients and their attendants pledged to donate their organs during a six-day awareness programme, which concluded at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here on Saturday. The awareness drive was organised by the Human Organ Procurement Education (HOPE) Trust, a two-year-old voluntary organisation founded by lawyer and liver recipient, Rani Jethmalani.

  • Health check-up camps
  • Adult diaper
  • Postnatal muscle tone restorer
  • Venu Intra Optics

Jamia to meet Zakir Husain in soccer final
New Delhi, February 8
Defending champions Jamia Millia Islamia will take on Zakir Husain College in the final of the Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium. The two teams would be clashing in the final for the second year in succession.

Sanjay, Mahesh guide Dena Bank to victory in DDCA League
New Delhi, February 8
An unbeaten century by Sanjay Sharma and deadly bowling by Mahesh helped Dena Bank defeat Delhi Audit by seven wickets in a DDCA League Super A Division match at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.Ajay Jadeja signs a giant card wishing the Indian team at B Block in Connaught Place.

World Cup on the cards
New Delhi, February 8
A Giant eco-friendly card, measuring 196 square feet on one side, and weighing 150-kg, will be on display till February 10 at B-Block, Connaught Place. After obtaining messages for India’s World Cup team on it, the card will be couriered to South Africa and delivered to the Indian team. Former Indian player Ajay Jadeja unveiled the card and was the first to sign on it.

Ajay Jadeja signs a giant card wishing the Indian team at B Block in Connaught Place.

Chowrasia wins Hero Honda Open
New Delhi, February 8
Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia of Kolkata annexed the Rs 10 lakh Hero Honda Open West title at the Poona Golf Club course.

Annual Athletics meet at Bahadurgarh

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