Tuesday, March 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Govt plans to buy power
Bid to avert summer of discontent
New Delhi, March 24
Come summer, the Government of NCT of Delhi will face its toughest assignment so far: buying extra megawatts of power to meet the peak load demand and toning up its distribution network without causing irreparable damage to its reputation ahead of the elections later this year.

As many as 50 professional cyclists from the BSNL, the Railways and the BSF take part in a bicycle race
As many as 50 professional cyclists from the BSNL, the Railways and the BSF take part in a bicycle race, organised by the Cycling Federation of India and Cymo India 2003 in the Capital on Monday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

End to ‘tyranny’, NIOS offers exams on demand
New Delhi, March 24
To rescue students from the “tyranny of examinations”, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has announced the implementation of exams on demand.

A model in an outfit designed by Shobna and Vijay Arora
A model in an outfit designed by Shobna and Vijay Arora during a fashion show in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Anti-terrorism drive: UP cops hamstrung by obsolete arms
Ghaziabad, March 24
The police in western UP, especially in Ghaziabad and Noida, are worried over the increasing activities of terrorists in the area. The recent killing of Mansur Dar, ‘area commander’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Noida in an encounter and the arrest of two Kashmiri students in Sambhawali have indicated a strong network of terrorist outfits in the region.

Residents playing it safe; hiring pvt security guards
Faridabad, March 24
Growing residential and commercial activities in this industrial town, the largest population-wise in Haryana, has led to a marked rise in the demand of security services.

Ravi Varma paintings seized
New Delhi, March 24
Nine paintings of Raja Ravi Varma worth crores of rupees were seized by a joint team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) after raiding a firm in Sunder Nagar and a godown in Defence Colony.

PUC certificate with numberplate photo must from April 1
New Delhi, March 24
From April 1, vehicle owners in the Capital will have to carry Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates having photographs of the registration plate. Making the announcement in the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Transport Minister Ajay Maken said vehicles with PUC certificates not having such photographs would be fined Rs 1,000 for violation of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.


Carrot and stick policy for tax collection 
Sonepat, March 24
The distribution of the house tax bill for the financial year ending on March 31 by the Municipal Committee, Gohana, has provisions of incentives as well as penalties, depending on the promptness in the payment of the bill. It is mentioned that if the bills were paid by April 15, the house owner would be entitled for a rebate of 10 per cent on the house tax. Similarly, if the payment was delayed, a penalty of 10 per cent will be imposed.

Loangate: Bank managers lining their pockets
Sonepat, March 24
A substantial amount of money, advanced by some of the nationalised and cooperative banks to a number of small scale industrialists of this region, has gone down the drain, putting the bank authorities in a quandary.

Malkit SinghFACE TO FACE
‘Opening a cricket club has become a business’ 
e eats cricket, drinks cricket and dreams cricket. For 37-year-old Malkit Singh, who is a resident of Kalkaji in South Delhi, the game of cricket is everything for him. His wife and two kids share his obsession virtually turning the home into a cricket stadium. The obsessions with cricket started early in his life and the years have not dampened the zeal. On the contrary, age has only added zest to it.

Oscar Awards under the shadow of the World Cup fever
The third week of March every year is eagerly awaited for the Oscar night. This year, however, the build up to the event has been somewhat subdued with the World Cup dominating the pages. Oscars, ever since their inception in 1927, remain the film industry’s most glittering prize. Ben Hur’ (1959) holds the record number of Oscars- 11, with ‘West Side Story’ (1961) closely following at 10. 

Most glittering prize.
Most glittering prize

594 cases settled at Lok Adalats
Faridabad, March 24
As many as 594 cases were settled at the Lok Adalats held at Faridabad and Palwal towns. According to the District and Sessions Judge, Ms Nirmal Yadav, 213 cases of general nature, 260 summary cases, 55 cases of accidents and four cases of bank loans were settled in these Lok Adalats with mutual consent and understanding.
  • Lack of fire-fighting equipment
  • Dept heads appointed
  • MDU Test schedule revised

Two held for murder in Sangam Vihar 
New Delhi, March 24
Two persons were arrested by the South district police on charges of murdering one person in Sangam Vihar on January 21. The victim, Rakshpal Singh, a quality control manager and resident of Sangam Vihar, was brutally murdered by Subodh Kumar and his associate Akram, both residents of Sangam Vihar. 


‘Spread of telephone services to help economic growth’
Rohtak, March 24
There is a direct relationship between the development of infrastructure and the economic growth. Commissioning the 5K main OCB exchange in Sector 2 and 3 here today, the BSNL Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Prithpal Singh said the spread of telephone services would help in the growth of the national GDP. He said that the focus of BSNL today was to provide modern technology and better service to its customers.

RINA considering ISO certificate to Sahara Grace
New Delhi:
Internationally renowned Italian organisation RINA is carrying out studies of Sahara Grace, Gurgaon, for ISO 9001 certification. The certification is to be given for quality system in products, processes and services, and to Sahara housing for implementation and maintaining quality management system in design, development and construction of residential complexes and related supported facilities, a press note said here today.


Dahiya on Cambridge varsity expert panel
Rohtak, March 24
The University of Cambridge has recognised the academic excellence of Prof Shri Bhagwan Dahiya by putting him on the panel of experts on regional studies. In the academic world, it is considered to be a great honour to a scholar.

Students in a fix as engg exam dates clash
Gurgaon, March 24
Hundreds of students from the National Capital Region (NCR), especially from areas falling in Haryana, face the bitter eventuality of being deprived from appearing in either the joint entrance exam for engineering stream in Delhi or Haryana.

‘Change a constant factor for IT evolution’
New Delhi, March 24
The Bharatiya Vidyapeeth Institute of Management and Research organised a two-day faculty development programme on .NET Technologies. The programme that concluded here today was inaugurated by the Senate and Academic Counsellor of Pune University, Dr Parchure.
Dr S.S. Vernekar addressing guests at the two-day faculty workshop on .NET Technologies at BVIMR, New Delhi.
Dr S.S. Vernekar addressing guests at the two-day faculty workshop


A rare treat of miniatures for art lovers 
New Delhi, March 24
For lovers of traditional art, this is an opportunity that is rare to come by. A public viewing of the Kishangarh miniatures. The collection was formally inaugurated on March 21 by His Highness Maharaja Arvind Singh of Mewar and the Secretary, Textiles, Mr S.B. Mahapatra.


Funds not released for TB centres: MCD
New Delhi, March 24
The MCD has alleged that Delhi Government has not released funds meant for running tuberculosis centres in the Capital under the RNTCP scheme launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Local heroes all set to take on the challenge
New Delhi, March 24
Indian professional golfers prepare to showcase their talent at the Delhi Golf Course, as they take on the strongest field ever confirmed to play in the US$300,000 Royal Challenge Indian Open.

12 teams for SAIL Trophy cricket tourney
New Delhi, March 24
Twelve top club teams of Delhi, divided into two groups, will participate in the 13th SAIL Trophy Invitation Cricket Tournament to be held at the Mohan Nagar Cricket Stadium from March 31 to April 11. The final will be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Manish stars for Alitalia
New Delhi, March 24
An impressive all-round performance by Manish Kumar (77 and 2 for 26) and a devastating 3 for 46 bowling spell by Vivek Kumar helped Alitalia Airlines beat Pepsi Foods by 52 runs in a league match of the second Turf Sports Management Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground. Manish was declared the man of the match. Rajiv Kumar’s fine century for Pepsi went in vain.

Inborn  storm past  K N Colts
New Delhi, March 24
Inborn Club defeated K N Colts by six wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the RSC ground. Inborn Club made 160 all out in 39.2 overs.

Orient Craft bag Phadkar memorial title
New Delhi, March 24
A searing 3 for 16 spell by medium-pacer Rishikesh, who took all the three wickets in the last over of the match, helped Orient Craft beat NIIT by one run in the final of the sixth D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. Orient Craft made 141 for 7 in 25 overs.


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