Wednesday, February 26, 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 | Politics | Community | Crime | Business | Education
Courts | Culture | Health | Sports | Administration


Judge raps recalcitrant MDU, orders Registrar’s arrest
Rohtak, February 25
The Additional District Judge, Dr Shiva Sharma, today held the Maharshi Dayanand University guilty of wilful disobedience for not following the directions of the court and ordered that the Registrar be arrested and detained in civil prison for one month. He further ordered that the property of the office of the Registrar be attached.

Yet another clean-up act in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, February 25
Violators of building bylaws of the Haryana Municipal Act, beware. The Administration is determined to check violations, especially in the matter of basements. The Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr Anurag Rastogi, has given a firm directive to the Municipal Council to take action against violators.

Criminal murders look-alike to throw cops off the track
Noida, February 25
To escape the long arm of law, a criminal murdered his look-alike, dressed him in his own clothes, and planted a letter in his pocket to mislead the police and dupe them into believing that he was dead. The police, too, took the bait and declared that the criminal had died.

Case against Delhi cop for picking pocket during scuffle
The Government Railway Police (GRP) has registered a case against Raj Kumar, a Delhi Police constable, on the charge of chain pulling in the New Delhi-bound Jhelum Express and stealing Rs 5,000 from the pocket of an Army jawan travelling in it.


Bhopal gas victims protest against the central government
UP IN ARMS: Bhopal gas victims protest against the central government at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Racket in fake sureties on court premises
New Delhi, February 25
The South West district police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang dealing in fake sureties and operating from different courts in the Capital and neighbouring states with the arrest of three suspects, including a woman.

Residents trap monkey after month-long rumpus
Faridabad, February 25
While there are several organisations which are extremely articulate about animal rights, there is hardly anyone to check the menace of stray animals. Eventually, residents of Sector 14 had to muster courage to trap a monkey last night. The simian had been on the rampage for the past four weeks, biting anyone who ventured in its way.

Tracts along the railway track present a sore sight.PUBLIC PLACES
What Northern Railway can do in the Capital with a little imagination
New Delhi, February 25
Northern Railway’s infrastructure within Delhi seems to border on either utter neglect or sheer decrepitude. It is desperately in need of a facelift. It is a pity as there is a vast pool of expertise within the establishment which can be harnessed to make the passage through Delhi pleasurable and memorable.
Tracts along the railway track present a sore sight. — Photo by Cecil Victor

HC notice to Centre on plight of prisoners
New Delhi, February 25
The Delhi High Court has sought reply from the Centre, the Government of NCT of Delhi and the administration of Tihar Jail on the plight of prisoners following a petition, alleging that the conditions in the six prisons were deplorable.



Cong to spell out Jal Yudh strategy on March 2
Rewari, February 25
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (HCLP), has declared that the strategy of the Jal Yudh (crusade for canal water) would be spelt out at the state-level “Adhikar Rally” at Jhajjar on March 2.


Flanked by beauties, Channel (V) VJ Yudi strikes a pose for shutterbugs for the Panga Challenge at Appu Ghar in the Capital on Tuesday.
Flanked by beauties, Channel (V) VJ Yudi strikes a pose for shutterbugs for the Panga Challenge at Appu Ghar in the Capital on Tuesday.

Plan to shift piggeries from Sonepat town
Sonepat, February 25
After launching special drives against encroachments in Sonepat town, the district administration and civic authorities have almost finalised a plan for shifting piggeries from the residential areas to a place outside the municipal limits.

Mashelkar elected associate of US Academy of Engineering
New Delhi, February 25
Dr R.A. Mashelkar, Director-General, CSIR, has been elected Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering, USA, in recognition of his “outstanding engineering contributions and exceptional leadership and management of the Indian national laboratories”, as per the citation.

Five get life term for dowry death
Sonepat, February 25
Five accused in a dowry death case were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Fast Track Judge, Mr B. S. Rawat. The accused are, Raj Singh, Shanti Devi, Jitender, Rakesh and Krishan of Kharkhoda town.

  • Erratic power supply
  • Two killed in accidents
  • ‘Pran Patishtha’ ceremony

A garden for meditation
New Delhi, February 25
A spiritual garden with facilities for meditation and yoga is being developed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in the NCT of Delhi.

SKP condemns violence
New Delhi, February 25
The members of the Delhi Unit of Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat (SKP) have condemned the violence initiated allegedly by the paid workers of the SGPC and the AISSF against the unarmed workers of the SKP at the SGPC office on February 22.

  • NCERT projects
  • TUs demonstration



Cops arrested for taking bribe
New Delhi, February 25
The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi Government has arrested a sub-inspector, Mange Ram, and a constable, Kirpal Singh, for allegedly demanding and accepting Rs 5,000 from a complainant for disposing of his case pending in police station, Mukherjee Nagar.

  • Train robbers held

  • Student robbed

Operation Alert: Many lawbreakers in police net
Sonepat, February 25
The ongoing ‘Operation Alert’ campaign launched by the district police, has yielded good results.


VAT an added burden on small shopkeepers: Vyapar Mandal
Gurgaon, February 25
The president of Haryana Pradesh Vyapar Mandal, Mr Bajran Das Garg, has said that the new VAT system to be implemented by the Centre and the Haryana Government from April 1 is against the interest of the traders and would boost corruption, not business.


Education to all, but not for slums
48,000 Yamuna Pushta kids have No access to schools
New Delhi, February 25
Contrary to the government’s claims that by 2003 all children under 14 years would be provided education under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, as many as 48,000 children in the slums of Yamuna Pushta in the heart of the Capital have no access to schools, according to a survey.

Stress on technical education
Faridabad, February 25
“Proper provision, focus on technical and professional education, and training could help tackle the growing problem of unemployment among the rural and urban youths.”

MDU teachers protest fast against EC
Rohtak, February 25
The members of Maharshi Dayanand University Teachers’ Association (MDUTA) kept a fast in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office in protest against the non-representation of teachers in the Executive Council (EC). The 163rd meeting of the EC of Maharshi Dayanand University was held today under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Maj-Gen Bhim Singh Suhag.


Seven fined for supplying power in Sainik Farms
New Delhi, February 25
The Delhi High Court on Monday “sentenced” seven officials of two firms “till the rising of the court” and imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh on their companies for generating and supplying electricity illegally in Sainik Farms locality.



Former minister Menaka Gandhi drops in for a bite at Shudh.GLITZ & GLAMOUR
Where the fare is shudh and veg 
Icy Spicy Tomato’ with cancer fighting properties, ‘Chai Smoothie’ to help you relax and ‘Cottage Cheese Salad’ aimed at inducing children to eat cumin are some of the sumptuous health foods that are being offered by Shudh, an innovation in vegetarian fare.

Former minister Menaka Gandhi drops in for a bite at Shudh.

  • Distinctive simplicity

  • Sounds of silence

  • Jazz ambassadors

  • From thumri to kathak

  • French connection

  • Cultural meet


Seminar on telemedicine
Gurgaon, February 25
A seminar on telemedicine was held at Private Hospital in Phase II of DLF City here recently by the medical fraternity of Gurgaon in association with the local chapter of the Indian Medical Association.


Bright Club sail into final of Rajdhani cup 
New Delhi, February 25
A match-winning spell of 3 for 23 by medium-pacer Surender Choudhary helped Bright Club defeat Central Warehousing Corporation by four wickets and enter the final of the third Rajdhani Sports Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground.

  • BL Kashyap beat JRA

  • Hughes record big win

  • Richa Exports advance

  • Hudco beat Sapient

World Cup ratings
New Delhi, February 25
The on-going World Cup cricket championship would be rated through the Ceat Cricket Rating.

Ram Babu appointed match referee
New Delhi, February 25
Former Test umpire and treasurer of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Ram Babu Gupta has been appointed match referee for two Ranji Trophy matches by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

  • Coaching Book released

Raghubir Willowers win
New Delhi
Raghubir Willowers defeated Delhi Gymkhana by seven wickets in an A-II Division match.

Inborn overwhelm Daryaganj in DDCA League
New Delhi, February 25
Inborn Cricketers defeated Daryaganj by three wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.


HUDA drive against houses turned shops
Sonepat, February 25
The officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have launched a campaign against the owners of the houses who have converted their houses into shops and other commercial establishments in violation of the rules and regulations in Sectors 14, 15, 23 and 12 of this city.

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 |