Sunday, April 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Students ‘re-appear’ in exam with help of tutors
Meerut, April 12
An organised mass copying racket in the examination held by the National Open School was unearthed by the Meerut police with the arrest of six tutors engaged in writing answer sheets in the wee hours today. The police seized 70 answer sheets, several copies of the solved question paper, guides and other aides. 

Land to be acquired for international airport
Noida, April 12
With the central government approving the proposal for setting up an international airport in Greater Noida, decks have been cleared for the acquisition of land in the area for the project by the district administration.

Bid to rein in school managements, but is it enough?
Faridabad, April 12
Although the state government keeps on amending or repealing rules and norms for school and college education in the private sector, laxity in implementing rules gives a free hand to these bodies, which have been fast turning into commercial centres in the field of education. While there is hardly any system in place to rein in the managements of private schools from resorting to indiscriminate fee hikes, hapless parents feel cheated and have nowhere to go.

Creditors give Daewoo 15 days to sort out labour row
Greater Noida, April 12
The banks, which had given credit to Daewoo Motors in Surajpur, have given it 15 days to sort out its labour problems. In case the dispute is not resolved within a fortnight the banks are understood to have given an ultimatum that they will take over possession of the company. 

TIME-OUT: A participant at the Baisakhi mela organised by Nav Nirman Mandal in the Capital on Saturday. — Photo by Anil Sharma

Globally renowned model Andrea Victoria at an Emami beauty promotional
Globally renowned model Andrea Victoria at an Emami beauty promotional in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Five of marriage party crushed to death
Bhiwani, April 12
Five persons were crushed to death and 9 other were injured in an accident near Miran village on the Tosham-Siwani road yesterday. According to a report, some members of a marriage party were going to Dadreva in Rajasthan from Buwani Khera in a Tata Sumo. 

BJP unit working on Cong chargesheet
New Delhi, April 12
The Delhi Pradesh BJP will bring out a chargesheet to expose the Congress’ involvement in cases of corruption. Delhi Pradesh BJP President Madan Lal Khurana on Saturday said the party was collecting information and would come out with a chargesheet against the Sheila Dikshit Ministry.

Security at ashram beefed up for Advani’s visit
The security has been beefed up in and around Anandmal Guru Maa Ashram on G T Road near Teha village in the district for the proposed visit of Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani tomorrow. According to a report, a security drill was held at the ashram yesterday in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner. 


BJP workers urged to fortify party base
Sonepat, April 12
The national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Ram Piare Pandey, has called upon the party workers to strengthen the party base in the urban and rural areas if they wanted to get rid of the politics of alliance.


Storage of wheat bags an uphill task
Sonepat, April 12
The storage of fresh wheat bags is likely to cause a lot of problems for the Gannaur region procurement agencies during this season as nearly quarter to four lakh bags of wheat were already lying in godowns and in open areas at different places. According to estimates, this season’s wheat arrival is expected to be stored in 17 lakh bags and the authorities have reportedly already arranged for 5.50 lakh bags.

Haryana Govt to award ‘Kisan Puraskar’ to farmers
Sonepat, April 12
On the recommendation of the Chaudhary Devi Lal Smark Samiti, the Haryana Government has decided to grant `Kisan Puraskar’ to the farmers of the state in the memory of the former Deputy Prime Minister, Chaudhary Devi Lal. 

A saintly patriarch who believes in social service 
Rewari, April 12
Pt. Shiv Chand Ishtdhari, has become a saintly patriarch for thousands of his devotees residing in various parts of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and several other states of the country. Many NRI’s, including senior civil servants, doctors, lawyers, teachers, traders, industrialists and politicians living in United States, Germany and Nigeria are also his followers.

Mahavira, non-violence and the tragedy of war
n coming Tuesday, the nation will once again pay homage to Mahavira, who, in his search for truth more than 2500 years ago, came to the conclusion that the basic problem with life is violence. Tracing it to its origins, he also concluded that non-violence is possible when man is set free from passions.

New president for HPDA 
Rewari, April 12
The Haryana Petroleum Dealers Association (HPDA) unanimously elected Mr Ram Kumar Yadav (Rewari) as its new president. Over 250 members of the association, from 17 districts of Haryana, participated in the especially convened election meeting at Aravali Resorts, Dharuhera, about 14 km from here.

Six children suffer burns in Gohana blast
Sonepat, April 12
Six children sustained serious burns in an explosion caused by the burning of sulphar in a house at Gohana town, 35 km from here last evening. According to a report, the children were identified as Kamal, Kapil, Sanni and Gagan, all sons of Mr Chunni Lal. They were immediately hospitalised and are stated to be out of danger.

Protest against journalist’s arrest
Panipat, April 12
Local journalists today organised a silent procession in protest against the arrest of a Kaithal-based newsman, Naresh Bhardwaj. The journos assembled at Seema Theatre Complex in the morning and marched in procession to the DC Office.
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Baisakhi mela begins 
New Delhi, April 12
Delhi Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor today inaugurated a Baisakhi mela in the Capital. Extending his greetings to the citizens on the auspicious occasion, Mr Kapoor said celebration of Indian festivals had lost the traditional touch and there was a need to revive it.

Traffic bandobast for Ambedkar’s birth anniversary
New Delhi, April 12
The Delhi Traffic police have made elaborate traffic arrangements in view of the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar from the Red Fort to Dr Ambedkar Bhawan on April 14.


Couple dies, locked in fiery embrace 
Sonepat, April 12
A young couple, Ranbir and Kavita of Gamri village in Sonepat district, succumbed to their injuries sustained in a fire in the PGI hospital at Rohtak. According to a report, both husband and wife, who had sustained serious burn injuries in their house, were sent to the PGI hospital at Rohtak for further treatment.

Bus robbery case solved, two held 
New Delhi, April 12
With the arrest of two persons from the Manoj Bihari gang, the New Delhi district police today claimed to have solved a bus robbery case on April 4, in which eight armed persons robbed two passengers of Rs 23,000 and a mobile phone.

Five dreaded criminals  held
Ghaziabad, April 12
The police of two different areas have arrested five criminals involved in murder, looting and theft cases. The police have filed cases against each of them under different sections of IPG.

Stolen travel cheque worth $1,000 seized 
New Delhi, April 12
Tughlak Road police today claimed to have recovered a stolen travel cheque worth $1,000 with the arrest of a youth from the Taj Man Singh hotel. The suspect was identified as Balwant Singh Uttaranchal, alias Hani Raj Krishan.


All Haryana villages linked by BSNL services
Sonepat, April 12
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has created a ‘record’ by providing telephone facility in all the villages of Haryana. According to Mr A K Nagpal, Chief General Manager, Telecommunications, Haryana Circle, of the 981 telephone exchanges in Haryana, 943 were functioning on optical fibre cables.


When schools don’t fancy students with fewer marks
Sonepat, April 12
Sachin, Shaily and several other students who have passed the first year examination of senior secondary class as regular students of reputed schools are being denied admission in second year by the management of the same schools. Reason? They have secured low marks in first year.


10-year jail term for rape of minor
Ghaziabad, April 12
The Special Court judge, Ms Manju Rani, has awarded 10 years jail term to the main accused in a seduction, abduction and rape case. The co-accused and abettor, a woman, has been sentenced to three years in jail. The victim was a minor.

Court asks MDU to declare result of two students
Mr Ram Singh Chaudhary, Civil Judge (senior division), has directed the Maharshi Dayanand University to declare the result of two students of C.P.Ed. examination held in April 2002 within three days from the date of passing of the order.


DMA strives to end quackery menace
ithin a fortnight of assuming charge as the president of the Delhi Medical Association, Dr Anil Bansal has succeeded in getting a positive response from Delhi Health Minister on various issues related to public health and professional interests of young doctors.


Ashish, Ajit power Sahara  to victory
New Delhi, April 12
An electrifying unbeaten knock of 84, off 92 balls with 11 boundaries, by Ashish Sharma and a crippling bowling performance of 3 for 28 by off-spinner Ajit Chandela powered Air Sahara to a seven-wicket victory over Bright Club in the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground on Saturday.

Venkatraman shines for United Delhi
New Delhi, April 12
An all-round performance by Ashwin Venkatraman (4 for 34 and 47) helped United Delhi Cricket Academy beat R P Academy by five wickets in a league match of the first Dr Hedgewar Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Rashtriya Swabhiman Khel Parishad, Pitampura. Ashwin received the man of the match.

Kanpur Academy enter semi-final
New Delhi, April 12
A fine knock of 48 by Chetan Singh and a fierce 3 for 26 bowling display by Sharad Mishra helped Kanpur Cricket Academy beat Modern School, Barakhamba Road by three wickets and entered the semi-final of the first All-India Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy Under-14 Tournament at the Rashtriya Khel Parsar, Pitampura. Chetan received the man of the match award.


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