Monday, March 31, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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A wake-up call for Faridabad residents
Last year’s anti-corruption drive has petered out
Faridabad, March 30
The lodging of corruption cases against certain top officials of the DDA in Delhi, including a former Deputy Commissioner of Faridabad, could be a stern reminder to the residents here that the drive against corruption, which had gained momentum here last year, has run aground.

Cops recover stolen carbine after 11 years
New Delhi, March 30
After 11 years of relentless search, the Ghaziabad police today claimed to have arrested three desperate criminals following a brief encounter early this morning and recovered a police carbine snatched from a Delhi Police constable in 1992 from the Welcome Colony area of East Delhi.

Life convict challenges govt directive
New Delhi, March 30
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central Government and City Jail authorities on a petition challenging the Delhi Government’s order directing that life-term convicts will have to undergo the full sentence rather than the usual 14 years.

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia at the first-ever Vintage Motorcycle Rally
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia at the first-ever Vintage Motorcycle Rally at the National Stadium in the Capital on Sunday. 

TIME TRAVELLERS: Timeless bikes catch the fancy of the young and old alike at the Vintage Motorcycle Rally in the Capital on Sunday. — Photos by Anil Sharma

Raids by seven teams yield little
Sonepat, March 30
Anxious to nab the criminals allegedly involved in a daylight robbery outside the office of the Life Insurance corporation of India (LIC) in Sector 15 on Friday last, the police department has constituted seven teams for swooping down on possible their hideouts.

Does it take a day to lodge an abduction FIR?
New Delhi, March 30
Mohammad Murtuza, a resident of Basai Darapur in West district here, has been running from pillar to post to get his 14-year old daughter rescued from the clutches of two youths who had allegedly abducted her last month.

The lean men with their mean machines
New Delhi, March 30
They are the eternal symbols of freedom, youth, belligerence and even romance: Motor bikes, whether vintage 1904 or the latest swashbuckling contraption, have always captured the fancy of men over the ages.

Rumour rumpus: LG factory damaged
Greater Noida, March 30
A rumour about the death of a worker, Anil Kumar Varma, in an accident while on duty in the LG factory here earned the ire of fellow workers in the factory. Thousand of workers staged a demonstration and vented their spleen by stoning the window panes and damaging equipment and furniture fixtures.


Capital in for a green makeover
New Delhi, March 30
The national Capital is in for a makeover. A green cover which will not only beautify the city of concrete but will also allow Delhiites to breathe easy is on the anvil. The government has announced the upgradation of the existing parks in addition to the establishment of new ones. The DDA has announced plans to develop a bio-diversity park spread over 200 acres in Wazirabad.


Witness animal shows on busy roads at your own risk
Sonepat, March 30
The biggest terror on the city roads these days are herds of stray cattle that put in a sudden appearance in the midst of speedily moving vehicles, dangerously disrupting the already chaotic flow of traffic.

Waste treatment plants to start work from Oct 20
Sonepat, March 30
In order to get the solid waste management projects completed expeditiously in the NCR towns and other major municipalities of Haryana, the Chief Administrator of the Slum Clearance Board, Haryana, has set a time frame for undertaking various activities involved in the scheme.

Agitated traders burn VAT effigy
Rohtak, March 30
Traders in the town led by Haryana Beopar Mandal president Laxmi Chand Gupta and Rohtak Traders Association president Ashok Kaka burnt an effigy of value added tax (VAT) at the Bhiwani Stand chowk here yesterday.

Cop shot at, succumbs to injuries 
Sonepat, March 30
Sher Singh, a police constable, sustained bullet injuries when he was shot at by some persons at Garhi Brahmanan village about 3 km from here last night. According to a report, the constable was rushed to the local civil hospital from where he was referred to a trauma centre in Delhi for further treatment, but he succumbed to injuries on the way to Delhi.
  • Punjabi Sabha poll
  • Patwari jailed
  • Bhiwani Bar

IT returns
Sonepat, March 30
The Income Tax department has advised the citizens of Sonepat and elsewhere in the district to file income tax returns within the stipulated period, otherwise a penalty of Rs 5000 would be imposed on them.


Villager killed in sleep
Faridabad, March 30
A 50-year-old resident of a nearby village was killed on Friday night, while he was sleeping near a tubewell in the field. The victim identified as Lakhpat, was a resident of Lahdola village.


Charming Barbie addition for the lovely little princess

attel India has launched “Stylin’ pup Barbie”, the latest addition to the Barbie range of dolls. Barbie comes with her pup Ginger whom she can nurture by bathing, grooming and styling. Girls can play with their favourite doll and also learn how to take care of their pet.


Spectacular shows mark Shemrock’s annual day
The Shemrock group of schools celebrated their annual day. In the New Rohtak branch, the students put up a cultural extravaganza. The function began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the chairperson of the school. India’s cultural diversity was showcased by the tiny-tots as the presented the welcome song, Swagatham.

Kids presenting a cultural show at Shemrock's annual day.
Kids presenting a cultural show at Shemrock's annual day
  • Orientation programme
  • Rebate for students
  • Baby show

Friendships also have a tremendous healing power

o one can get along in life without a friend. Camus wrote, “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, just be my friend”. Without a friend one is adrift – without direction, alone, without an anchor to provide the firm footing that one needs in life.


Man acquitted in wife suicide case
New Delhi, March 30
A city court giving the benefit of the doubt has acquitted a person and six of his family members charged with abetting suicide of his wife four years ago. The court refused to take the argument of the prosecution side.

Company ordered to compensate fridge buyer
New Delhi, March 30
Holding a private refrigerating company responsible for a defect in the refrigerator and the subsequent inconvenience caused to the buyer, a consumer court has ordered Electrolux Kelvinator Limited and its distributor to pay Rs 5,000 to the buyer.

Life imprisonment for murder
Sonepat, March 30
The Additional Sessions Judge of the Fast Track court Mr B S Rawat has sentenced Anil Kumar, a resident of Kilorad village to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 5,000 on the charge of murdering one Dinesh of the same village on February 15 last year.


Lectures on cancer awareness
New Delhi, March 30
The Delhi Medical Association organised a series of Public Interest Lectures on Cancer to create awareness about the disease. The lectures were attended by cancer patients, their families and people in general. The aim was to provide a common platform to leading cancer experts, support organisations and the public to come together and exchange ideas to remove doubts about the disease.


Collage Group, Bright Club move up
New Delhi, March 30
Collage Group defeated K N Colts by eight wickets and Bright Club eclipsed Pelican Club by 123 runs and entered the quarter-finals of the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Tara Devi Mathur Trophy.

DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev being received by the players before the inauguration of the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket.
DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev being received by the players before the inauguration of the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket

HDFC Bank bag Teri Cricket Cup tourney
New Delhi, March 30
Sant Ram put on show a match-winning all-round performance when he claimed five wickets for 41 runs and then slammed 42 runs to help HDFC Bank defeat Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) by five runs to bag the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. GAIL won the toss and asked HDFC Bank to bat first. 

The HDFC Bank cricket team, which lifted the Teri Cricket Cup.
The HDFC Bank cricket team, which lifted the Teri Cricket Cup

Eastern Railway lift title in cycling championship
New Delhi, March 30
Eastern Railway emerged winners of the All-India Railway Cycling Championship, logging 60 points, which concluded at the Yamuna Velodrome in New Delhi. Western Railway finished as runners-up while Northern Railway earned the third place with 40 points.

Paljeet Singh stars for Gillette
New Delhi, March 30
A dashing knock of 76 and deadly bowling of 3 for 32 by Paljeet Singh enabled Gillette defeat Pepsi by 68 runs to earn a bonus point in the Reebok Cricket Tournament.

Rajeev Sudan bowls Surmount to victory


Penalty for lead ingot consignment 
Ghaziabad, March 30
The Special Investigation Branch of the Trade Tax Department, UP has recovered a penalty of Rs 70,000 on a consignment of lead ingot worth Rs 6 lakh. A truck laden with this commodity had been seized from the UP border area four days ago for want of any documents.


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