Sunday, February 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Sheila trying to snatch L-G’s powers: BJP
New Delhi, February 15
The Delhi Pradesh BJP on Saturday attacked the Congress for crying hoarse over the curtailment of powers of the Council of Ministers and raking up the demand of declaring the NCT of Delhi a Special State under Article 371.

Cong debunks charge on streetlights
New Delhi, February 15
The Congress on Saturday said the statement of BJP councillors regarding streetlights was politically motivated. The Government of NCT of Delhi was making payment to the private distribution companies as per rates approved by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) that included maintenance charge of Rs 60 per month plus replacement charge, electricity tax and electricity consumption per light point.

Demolition fear sends residents scurrying
Faridabad, February 15
While an uneasy calm prevails in the colonies which had erupted yesterday in protest against the demolition drive, hundreds of families of AC Nagar here have either decided to move out or have already migrated to other places, dreading the demolition on Monday.

Potable water only for 40 pc Delhiites: Mayor
New Delhi, February 15
The Mayor of Delhi, Ms Jaishree Panwar, today admitted that the civic authority had not able to provide potable water to nearly 40 per cent of Delhi’s population.




I Prefer Karishma.
I Prefer Karishma. — Photo by Anil Sharma

Minor abducted, gangraped; cops scoff at complaint
Ghaziabad, February 15
A minor Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by seven to eight persons for three long weeks in village Indira Garhi under Mussori police station. But when the family of the victim went to register a complaint, it was lampooned, threatened and turned back by the police, it is charged.

MDU to pay compensation for ‘criminal negligence’
Rohtak, February 15
Accusing the Maharshi Dayanand University of criminal negligence, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the university to refund the whole fee amount received from a student of Certificate in Physical Education (regular course) along with a compensation of Rs 10,000 and litigation expenses.


An acrobatic display at the Punjabi Mela at Talkatora Garden in the Capital on Saturday.
An acrobatic display at the Punjabi Mela at Talkatora Garden in the Capital on Saturday.

Mock attack at Parliament House
New Delhi, February 15
With the memories of terrorist attack in Parliament complex in 2001, security personnel took swift action today following a call that terrorists had entered the Parliament House and killed a member of Parliament. This was a security drill being done to check the alertness of the Delhi Police and other security personnel.

Police campaign to win trust 
New Delhi, February 15
The West district police have launched ‘Operation Sunwai’ to make community policing successful. The district police have also released a CD to be played at important places in the district to instil confidence in the citizens.

Mustard crop in full bloom, bee-keepers happy
Rewari, February 15
With the mustard crop in full bloom, the apiculture (bee keeping) business in rural areas of Ahirwal is likely to hit a new high. Several persons have come from as far away as Shimla with their bees to set up camps here. Most of these persons belong to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Chandigarh.

Mystery surrounds death of seven calves
Jhajjar, February 15
Mystery shrouds the recovery of seven dead calves, lying near Silai Gate on Gurgaon Road here this morning. The residents of the locality spotted eight calves lying along the road early in the morning of which only one was alive while others were dead.

Computerised railway booking office opens
Narnaul, February 15
Ms Sudha Yadav, Member of Parliament, has inaugurated the computerised railway booking office at Narnaul. The inauguration had been hanging fire for the last several months due to the defective layout of the building renovated at the Narnaul railway station.

Rewari to come under Delhi railway division
Rewari, February 15
According to a gazette notification of the Ministry of Railways, 22 existing divisions of the Railways will also be reorganised after the formation of eight new divisions with effect from April 1. The Delhi division of the Northern Railway as well as the Bikaner division of the North-Western Railway are among the 22 divisions, which are being reorganised.

9 children hurt in blast 
New Delhi, February 15
Eleven people, including nine children, were injured in a blast that took place in the shop of a scarp dealer, located in a jhuggi cluster near the railway track in Nangloi area in West district.

For World Cup’s sake, stop the exams
Students are facing a real test. Should they be preparing for the board examinations or watch the exciting World Cup matches? They are torn between two loves: the love for cricket and the need to pass the examinations creditably.

Factory making spurious spices 
Rohtak, February 15
The district police accompanied by a team of doctors raided a factory at Ganipura locality here yesterday morning which was allegedly preparing adulterated spices and registered a case against two partners of the factory.

  • Kalpana memorial award



Special Focus on Rewari
Three youths held for gangrape
Rewari, February 15
The police have arrested three youths Ravi Kumar, Pawan Kumar (both residents of Dehlawas Gulabpura village) and Matroo (resident of Lakhnaur village) in connection with the alleged gangrape of a teenaged girl of Dehlawas Gulabpura village recently.

  • Boy knocked down

Murder-cum-robbery case solved, two held
New Delhi, February 15
With the arrest of two persons, the Central district police today claimed to have solved a blind murder-cum-robbery case of an elderly woman in New Rajender Nagar.

Goods worth Rs 7 lakh seized, 10 held 
Noida, February 15
Noida police have busted a gang of thieves by arresting 10 persons, including two minor boys, who used to commit crimes with the help of minor boys. SP City Vijay Bhushan said goods worth Rs 7 lakh have been recovered from the thieves who had looted about 14 factories and houses.

Scooterist killed
Sonepat, February 15
A young scooterist died on the spot and another injured when their scooter dashed against a culvert and fell into a ditch along the National Highway No. 1 near Nangal Khurd village about 15 km from here last evening.

  • Property dealer attacked


Bahadurgarh Govt College may start PG courses soon
Jhajjar, February 15
Government College in Bahadurgarh could soon introduce ‘honours’ and postgraduate level courses, if the recommendations of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council are implemented.

Teachers attend leadership programme
New Delhi, February 15
To assist schools in facing multiple challenges like high-risk learners, multicultural student bodies and the demands of the job market, a six-day Education Leadership Programme (ELP) was organised in the Capital.


Paediatrician’s labour of love for autistic kids
r A. Mervyn Fox, the UK-based paediatrician with specialisation in developmental and behavioural paediatrics and rehabilitation, has authored a book titled, ‘An introduction to neuro-development disorders’.

  • Disabled Rights Group to hold rally
  • National symposium on Ayurveda



Northern Railway honours sportspersons
New Delhi, February 15
Northern Railway held a felicitation function to honour their eminent sportspersons at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital, to mark the 150th year of Indian Railways.

Darling run through K G Colts
New Delhi, February 15
Darling Club defeated K G Colts by seven wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Nitin Kirtane to meet Vijay Kannan in final
New Delhi, February 15
Defending champion Nitin Kirtane of Western Railway will clash against last year’s runner-up Vijay Kannan of Southern Railway in the final of the men’s singles in the 49th All-India Railway Tennis Championship at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Sunday.

Exhibition polo match
New Delhi, February 15
An exhibition polo match and a vintage car show will be held at the Jaipur Polo ground on February 18 (Tuesday) from 3 pm.


Rs 11 crore for water supply schemes
Sonepat, February 15
The NABARD has sanctioned a sum of Rs 11.10 crore for the completion of 13 drinking water supply schemes in 33 villages of Sonepat district during the current financial year.

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