Monday, February 10, 2003, 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


Transfusion of contaminated blood
Apollo to pay Rs 18 lakh for infecting girl with Hepatitis C
New Delhi, February 9
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered Indraprastha Apollo Hospital to pay Rs 18 lakh as compensation to a girl for infecting her with the deadly Hepatitis C virus through the contaminated blood it used in transfusion.

Cough up Rs 28 lakh or die: Another missive to lawyers
Sonepat, February 9
A most wanted and dreaded criminal, Bhagat Singh alias Bhagtey, has again sent a threatening letter to the members of the District Bar Association, Sonepat, asking them to pay Rs 28 lakh as ransom, otherwise they would be eliminated after February 20.

Religious bodies on mat for usurping land
New Delhi, February 9
The court has issued notices to the Centre and Delhi Government on a petition alleging that several religious societies in the Capital have encroached upon government and park land to erect temple, mosque and gurdwara and were carrying out illegal commercial activity, threatening the ecology of the area.

Crime against women
Life imprisonment for raping 5-yr-old
New Delhi, February 9
A Delhi Court has awarded life imprisonment to a 40-year-old man who raped a five-year-old girl after kidnapping her.


Dalits torch police car, beat up cops in clash over cremation ground
Meerut, February 9
Tension gripped the western part of the city outskirts after a clash between the police and the Dalits on Saturday late in the evening. The angry Dalits torched a police patrol car and also damaged several other police vehicles and smashed their window by pelting stones.

Fund part of the development cost, Chautala tells panchayats
Faridabad, February 9
Development is not a one-way process and, if it is to be effected, people must be ready to meet a part of the expenses. This seems to be the latest line of the state government that is being propagated.


Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir (former Chief Minister of Punjab) was paid rich
Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir (former Chief Minister of Punjab) was paid rich tributes at a function organised by the International Council of Punjabis in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Hans Raj Hans, world-famous Punjabi singer performing on the occasion of Golden Memories of Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir
Punjabi Panache: Hans Raj Hans, world-famous Punjabi singer performing on the occasion of Golden Memories of Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir, organised by the International Council of Punjabis in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Authorities give a wide berth to rain-damaged roads 
Sonepat, February 9
The long-awaited winter rains lashed early this week have left the roads in a state of disrepair in the city. The surface of the roads in many places has washed away. However, the authorities are just sitting pretty.

Dairies to be shifted from urban areas
Sonepat, February 9
The Haryana government has taken a series of measures to shift the dairies from the urban areas, improve sanitation and expand the fire services in the urban areas of the state. This was stated by the Haryana’s Local Bodies Minister, Mr Subhash Goel, at a meeting of the district officials here on Saturday.

Trains cancelled, commuters cool their heels for hours
Sonepat, February 9
Thousands of passengers, mostly commuters remained stranded for long at Sonepat and nearby railway stations following the cancellation of some long-distance mail and express trains as well as suburban trains without prior information today.

Rs 40 lakh subsidy on chemical fertiliser
New Delhi, February 9
The Government of NCT of Delhi will offer a subsidy of Rs 40 lakh to farmers on the purchase of chemical fertiliser, which would be disbursed by the end of this fiscal year.

Attack on Jan Sangharsh Manch workers flayed
Rohtak, February 9
The state committee of Akhil Bhartiya Janwadi Mahila Samiti has condemned the recent attack on the activists of Jan Sangharsh Manch by the followers of ‘Dera Sachha Sauda’ and the discriminatory action allegedly taken by the police against the manch activists at Fatehabad.

  • Bid to rob jeweller
  • Temple razed

Grievances redressed at consumer forum
Rohtak, February 9
A majority of the complaints placed before a meeting of District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum, were settled on the spot today.

  • Pulse Polio campaign
  • Two arrested for murder
  • LJP demonstration

SAD (Badal) opposes unit area tax plan
New Delhi, February 9
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has opposed the unit area scheme for levying property tax in the NCT of Delhi. Onkar Singh Thapar, who is general secretary of the party and deputy leader of Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), on Sunday said it would benefit the builder lobby.

  • Workshop concludes
  • Polio Immunisation



Wanted criminal’s killer caught, claim cops
Sonepat, February 9
With the arrest of a youth, the police on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder of the most-wanted criminal Krishan Mehndipuria on January 24.

Police constable kills wife over marital discord
New Delhi, February 9
Gurjinder Singh, a constable with the Delhi Police, was arrested today for killing his wife in his house in Najafgarh area. He was arrested from ISBT where he had gone to meet his friend.

  • Seven arrested

  • Three crushed to death

Youth robbed
Sonepat, February 9
At least six armed unidentified youths are reported to have robbed a youth Sudhir and snatched two wristwatches, a mobile phone, and Rs 16,200 from him between Bhuri village and Kami village about 10 km from here last night.


This scented ‘Chic’ is sure to win you over with its vivacity and sensuality
Carolina Herrera, a leading international fragrance, has unveiled its latest offering ‘Chic.’ The fragrance has three different notes that alternatively stand out to give a spicy yet gentle fragrance for the new woman.

* Versatile AC
* For your eyes only
* Attractive bedspreads
* Denim World
* Belts For Women
* Toner cartridges

* Anti-bacterial soap
* Anti-Corrosive Powder
* Skin Care
* Birbal comics
* Toys For Infants
* Eco-Friendly Bicycles

Golden opportunity for call centre aspirants
New Delhi, February 9
With the country emerging as the most sought-after destination for setting up call centre in the globe, major players are entering India to train the manpower to the international standards.



South Haryana cries foul over ‘new university’ 
Faridabad, February 9
Not withstanding tall claims by the Haryana Government, the southern districts of Haryana is faced with inadequate infrastructure and ‘gross discrimination’ in matters of higher education.

Students of Children's Valley, Preet Vihar, celebrating Basant Panchami.
Schoolchildren take their hats off to Kalpana Chawla
ansathali Public School, Madhu Vihar, paid homage to Kalpana Chawla. The students carrying placards assembled at India Gate and observed silence to show respect for the astronaut.

Students of Children's Valley, Preet Vihar, celebrating Basant Panchami.

  • Jaspal Kaur win CBSE TT

  • Basant Panchami at Children’s Valley

  • Amity organises seminar

Poetry corner
* A tryst with destiny
Among stars she wanted to stand

Why life is so stressful and difficult
ne of the most ubiquitous entities of today’s world is ‘stress’. Since stress seems to have invaded all aspects of our lives, hence its management has also come into the foray. So much has been written and spoken about it that one feels compelled to believe in giving a befitting fight back to stress.



Bank of Baroda short-change Bank of India
New Delhi, February 9
Bank of Baroda defeated Bank of India by two wickets in a B Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No 2 ground.

Salwan Boys bounce into final
New Delhi, February 9
A stroke-filled half century by Yogesh Nagar, who also earned the Man of the Match award, and deadly bowling by Darshan Kajania (3 for 15) helped last year’s runners-up Salwan Boys defeat DAV, Shalimar Bagh by 32 runs and enter the final of the sixth Rohtak Road Gymkhana R P Jain Inter-School Under-16 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Signature lift polo trophy
New Delhi, February 9
Signature defeated Jindal Steel 7-6 in the final of the Chivas Northern India Polo Championship at the Jaipur Polo ground on Sunday. The nerve-wracking match was witnessed by a full house, which included Gayatri Devi, Tiger Pataudi, Sharmila Tagore and Union Law Minister Arun Jaitley.

Union Minister and film star Vinod Khanna inaugurating the new wing of the DDCA Clubhouse.Vinod Khanna opens new clubhouse
New Delhi, February 9
Union Minister of State for External Affairs and film star Vinod Khanna inaugurated the new clubhouse of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium.

Union Minister and film star Vinod Khanna inaugurating the new wing of the DDCA Clubhouse.

Sehwag, Zaheer lead in Castrol ratings
New Delhi, February 9
Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan lead the race for the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award.

DSA president bereaved

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 |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |