Sunday, April 27, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Ambitious plan to plug chinks in Delhi Police armour
New Delhi, April 26
The Commissioner of Police, Delhi, could very well receive assistance from the judiciary in restructuring the force to deal with the peculiar circumstances of the National Capital Territory. His response to a public interest petition in the High Court could accelerate changes that are long overdue. The court has sought a blueprint for improvement of policing and the NCT may be on the threshold of modernisation of the entire gamut of activities.

Tis Hazari-Trinagar section to be ready by September
New Delhi, April 26
The Tis Hazari-Trinagar section of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will become operational in September. Work on the 4.5-km stretch is in full swing. Tracks have been laid.

  • DMRC moots alternative plan


SAVE WATER DRIVE A WASHOUT: The Delhi Jal Board seems to have washed its hands of the water crisis in East Delhi as the main water pipeline crossing in front of the checkpost near Vikas Marg has been leaking for more than two months. The residents of the area carry out their ablutions in the open. Precious drinking water goes down the drain every day. — Photo Anil Sharma

Where motorists find themselves in a tight spot
Faridabad, April 26
One goes through hell while going on some of the roads in the district. Most of the roads are in disrepair. It becomes really embarrassing when the state government speaks of inviting foreign investment in business and industry in premier commercial region neighbouring the national Capital.

Five more banks to collect revenues
Gurgaon, April 26
The Central Board of Excise and Customs has agreed in principle to nominate five more banks for collection of revenue in Gurgaon, according to the Gurgaon Industrial Association.

  • Clash of students averted

Robbers fleeing with booty shot dead
Noida, April 26
The Noida police claimed to have shot dead two unidentified robbers late last night in an encounter. The criminals were fleeing after robbing a jeweller of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 2 lakh worth of jewellery and his Alto car.

12 withdraw support to MC chairperson
Jhajjar, April 26
In a sudden development, 12 members of the local municipal committee gave affidavits to the Deputy Commissioner expressing their dissatisfaction with the functioning of the chairperson of the MC, Mrs Usha Bansal.


Residents pass sleepless nights for want of power
Sonepat, April 26
Like previous summer seasons, the people in the towns as well as villages of the district have started bearing the brunt of power cuts, low voltage supplies, daylong disruptions in power supplies and intended delays in replacements of burnt transformers.

Employees of the NTPC who received the Shram Bhushan Awards and Shram Shri Awards
Employees of the NTPC who received the Shram Bhushan Awards and Shram Shri Awards.
An employee of IOC, Jagadishbhai Vishabhai Darji, receives the Shram Vir Award from Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee
An employee of IOC, Jagadishbhai Vishabhai Darji, receives the Shram Vir Award from Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in the Capital.

This giant of the khadi movement lived for gram udyog
Panipat, April 26
A many-splendoured personality, he had a passion for khadi. Som Dutt, popularly known as Som Bhai, was a renowned figure in the country. Besides being a freedom fighter, he held many key posts. He was founder secretary of the Khadi Ashram, Panipat, president of the Central Gandhi Memorial Trust, Director of Gandhi Ashram, president of the Bhartiya Khadi Gramodyog Sangh, president of Prasthan Ashram, Pathankot.

In search of unravelling God’s moral design
Y Search for God”, that is the title Dr I. Mohendra Singh, an Indian medical practitioner in Bradford, UK, has given to the 240-page book he had written on his efforts to find God. The title reminds one of the much admired biography of Mahatma Gandhi, “My Experiments with Truth”, which is in a way his search for God as well.

National convention on ‘Corporate Citizenship’
New Delhi, April 26
A national convention 'Corporate Citizenship’ has been organized for the first time in the country by the All India Management Association, the apex body of the management profession in the country, at the India Habitat Centre today.

Better phone service for Sonepat
Sonepat, April 26
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has commissioned a 9000-line AX-E 10 (Trunk Telephone Exchange) in Sonepat city and 1000-line OCB-283 in Sector 15, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority in the city for providing efficient telephone facilities to the subscribers.

Ultrasound practitioners pledge to follow PNDT Act
Rewari, April 26
The government has recently given more teeth to the prevention of Pre-natal Sex Determination Act to ensure its efficacious implementation by radiologists and sonologists.

Residents cry for civic amenities
Rewari, April 26
Thousands of residents of Ajay Nagar, Shiv Colony, Vikas Nagar, Indira Colony, Azad Nagar and other colonies of Rewari city have been facing considerable hardship on account of non-provision of even basic amenities by the Rewari Municipal Council.

Aspiring models at the launch of a new product in the Capital
Aspiring models at the launch of a new product in the Capital on Saturday. — Photo Anil Sharma

Examinations cancelled due to ‘outside interference’
Rohtak, April 26
The Maharshi Dayanand University cancelled the examinations held at two centres at Government College, Bhiwani, on April 24 after an inquiry into the reports of ‘outside interference’. Dr K C Bharadwaj, Controller of Examinations of the university said today that the university had received complaints of ‘outside interference’ at both the centres.

  • Art exhibition
  • MDU entrance examination
  • Bank computerised
  • Call for Haryana bandh
  • Five whiskey smugglers held
  • Driver crushed to death

NCERT blames truckers’ strike for delay in providing books
New Delhi, April 26
Having failed to live up to the assurance issued that textbooks for classes will be delivered on time, the NCERT has blamed the nation wide trucker’s strike for the delay in providing books to far off regions.

  • Free legal awareness camp organised

National Akali Dal president Paramjit Singh Pamma presenting a cheque of Rs 15,000 to the Chief Fire Officer, Mr R C Sharma, during the Fire Safety Week
National Akali Dal president Paramjit Singh Pamma presenting a cheque of Rs 15,000 to the Chief Fire Officer, Mr R C Sharma, during the Fire Safety Week in the Capital. 
— Photo by Anil Sharma

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder
Sonepat, April 26
Mr B. S. Rawat, Additional Sessions Judge of the Fast Track Court, has convicted one Rajinder of Dabarpur village to life imprisonment under Section 302 IPC for murdering Mr Dharamvir of the same village on August 8, 2000. According to a report, the Judge also acquitted another accused identified as Krishan Kumar of Garhi Kesri village, who was also arrested in this case.

  • Suicide by housewife

  • Four injured in group clash

Scribe, official manhandled
Noida, April 26
A controversy between two resident welfare associations in Sector 17 took an ugly turn recently, when about two dozen people created a ruckus. A lady press correspondent, who was present to report the matter, was also assaulted and injured. A complaint was lodged against about two dozen people, including one woman, for creating a ruckus and assaulting people.

Land compensation increased by Greater Noida authority
Greater Noida, April 26
The Greater Noida authority has increased the rate of land compensation in the new financial year from Rs 194 to Rs 204 per square yard.


Member of auto thieves’ gang held
New Delhi, April 26
A member of a gang involved in lifting luggage was held by the PCR staff in the national Capital. The gang offered eatables laced with sedatives to unsuspecting customers in auto-rickshaws and deprived them of their luggage.

  • Duplicate fittings worth Rs 5 lakh seized


Cheating charge against housing society
Gurgaon, April 26
The district court here has summoned the president and six other office-bearers of Indian Airlines Pilots Cooperative Housing Building Society Limited for allegedly committing cheating and fraud with one of the members of the society for vested interests.


Chautala opens cardiac services
Rohtak, April 26
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, visited Pt B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and inaugurated various services today. The Chief Minister inaugurated Spiral CT Scan - whole body multi-slice spiral CT scanner, costing Rs 3.25 crore in the Department of Radiology, said Dr D. S. Dhankhar, PRO of the institute.

Chest physicians to bring out booklet on SARS
MEMBERS of the governing body of the National College of Chest Physicians have decided to bring out a booklet to educate healthcare professionals on SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which has claimed 273 lives all over the world.

Max Healthcare Chairman Analjit Singh explaining to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit about the work at Max Devki Devi Hospital in Saket.
Max Healthcare Chairman Analjit Singh explaining to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit about the work at Max Devki Devi Hospital in Saket
  • Task force on SARS
  • Invitation to disabled rights activist
  • Omaxe gets contract for DDU Hospital
  • Healthcare segment fragmented
  • Seminar on cadaver organ donation


Top stars to gather in Delhi for Hero Honda Awards
New Delhi, April 26
Top sports stars of the country will assemble in Delhi on April 30 for the Hero Indian Sports Awards function to be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at 7 pm. The multi-discipline sports awards function will honour hockey Olympian Dhanraj Pillai, soccer star Baichung Bhutia, Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly, tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, cue ace Geet Sethi, former Indian cricket captain Tiger Pataudi, shooters Anjali Ved Pathak and Jaspal Rana, to name a few.

Gagan Khoda hits ton, ONGC in final
New Delhi, April 26
An electrifying unbeaten century (103, 6x6, 8x4, 63b) by Gagan Khoda and a dashing 72 (7x4, 87b) by Ajay Ratra helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission beat Rajasthan Colts (Jaipur) by eights and enter the final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Saturday.

Central Revenue Club off to winning start
New Delhi, April 26
Deadly bowling by Shakti Singh (3 for 23) and Vinod Pandey (3 for 16) helped Central Revenue Sports Club defeat Dantal Hydraulics by eight wickets in the opening match of the Millennium Cup Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament.

  • Montfort down Young Friends.

  • Dena Bank beat Ghaziabad Academy

Bhim Awards aspirants asked to send papers
Rohtak, April 26
Aspirants for Bhim Awards and the cash awards to be given by the Sports Department, Haryana, have been asked to submit their applications to the district sports office by May 22, according to a press note issued here by the District Sports and Youth Welfare Officer.


Sale of sugarcane juice, cut fruit banned
Sonepat, April 26
As a precautionary measure for the prevention of cholera in the district, the District Magistrate, Mr Balwan Singh, has banned the sale of overripe fruit and vegetables, sale of sugarcane juice, sweetmeats, cakes, biscuits, bread and other eatables kept in open unless properly protected from the dust and flies.


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