Monday, April 28, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Captial’s six unsafe high-rises to be sealed today
New Delhi, April 27
Close on the heels of the landmark verdict in the Uphaar case, six high-rise buildings in the national Capital, including Super Bazar in Connaught Place, will be sealed on Monday for their “failure” to adopt the safety norms issued by the Delhi Fire Service.

Penury drives family of six, including 4 kids, to suicide
Ghaziabad, April 27
Financial hardship drove a family of six to suicide in C Block, Indira Nagar Extension, Loni, on Saturday night. The head of the family, Mahender (35), poisoned his wife Madhu (32) and his four children — Monica (10), Ruchi, (8), Aradhna (6) and Vishal (4) .

Indiscriminate use of insecticides by farmers worries experts
Sonepat, April 27
The injudicious use of insecticides on vegetables and excessive application of fertilizers on wheat and paddy crops by the farmers is causing concern among the agriculture scientists, who fear that this was an open invitation to disease.



MDU ties itself into knots over its B.Ed regular course

Rohtak, April 27
The regular B.Ed course has put the Maharshi Dayanand University in a tight spot. Incidentally, this popular course is MDU’s main source of revenue. More than 30,000 candidates appear in the entrance examination to this course, which has 1,800 seats.

Tusker holds up traffic for 16 hours
Meerut, April 27
An elephant, in a sudden burst of frenzy, veered out of control and held up traffic on National Highway no 58 for more than 16 hours. The frenzied elephant was finally put in fetters at noon. 



BJP to ‘go it alone’ in assembly poll
Sonepat, April 27
The BJP would go it alone in the assembly poll due in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi this year. BJP Organising Secretary Ram Piare Pandey said here last evening the BJP had decided to go it alone in the assembly poll in the four states in what is going to be the last and crucial trial of strength between the BJP and the Congress before the next Lok Sabha elections.


Students of Wigan & Leigh during the fashion show Quintessence-03
Students of Wigan & Leigh during the fashion show Quintessence-03 in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Statues of patriots to be installed in Haryana
Bhiwani, April 27
The state government has decided to install statues of martyrs, patriots and great persons at public places so that the youth can get inspiration from their lives and follow in their illustrious footsteps.

Driving on these roads, you can walk into a death trap
Sonepat, April 27
Most of the roads belonging to the Sonepat Municipal council, the PWD, the Market Committee and the Haryana Urban Development Authority in this fast growing industrial city have become a death trap not only for the auto drivers but the pedestrians as well. 

Deja vu: Villagers brace themselves for water, power shortage
Jhajjar, April 27
With the scorching heat of the summer, an acute need for adequate water and electricity is being felt across the countryside and in towns. The people, who are doubtful of getting these necessary services, given their past experiences, have started bracing themselves for ‘rubbing shoulders’ with the authorities concerned in the days to come.

Man sent to jail for illegal detention of girl
Noida, April 27
A relative of a young girl, who had been illegally detained, has been arrested and sent to jail by the Sector 58 police, under Section 343/504 and 506 of the IPC. Asha Verma, SI in the Noida Control Room, is a resident of Sector 58. Pooja, the 20-year-old daughter of her brother-in-law, also lives with her in the quarter.

Mr Piruz Khambatta, Chairman and Managing Director, Rasna Private Limited, and Sunny DeolA chance to rejoice for underprivileged kids
New Delhi, April 27
Soft drinks major Rasna has given underprivileged children a chance to rejoice. The company announced that it would dedicate a day to the children of CRY. The sales team from Rasna on this particular day will visit schools across the country and sell Rasna products, the proceeds from the sales will be donated to CRY.
Mr Piruz Khambatta, Chairman and Managing Director, Rasna Private Limited, and Sunny Deol with children from CRY.

‘Jail bharo’ agitation over ‘unjustified’ pay scale reduction
Rohtak, April 27
The members of the Haryana Ophthalmic Assistants Association are up in arms against the ‘unjustified’ reduction in their pay scale. The association has resolved to participate in the ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation slated for May 7 and 8.

Woman disappears
Sonepat, April 27

Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a woman since April 17. She left her house for Faridabad but failed to reach there. She was wearing gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 and had Rs 10,000 cash with her.

Platinum jubilee celebration of Free Church
New Delhi, April 27
The year-long festivities organised to mark the platinum jubilee of the Free Church, Sansad Marg, came to an end here today. The combined multilingual service, lead by Reverend Karam Masih, was attended by a large congregation.



Woman gang raped, police on lookout for culprits
Sonepat, April 27
The police have launched a hunt for three persons, including one Virasat Khan, who were allegedly involved in a gang rape case. According to a report, the woman along with her husband was involved in a ‘committee business’. Virasat Khan, the accused, is a contractor and had deposited Rs 2 lakh with the committee.

Doctor among 2 held for faking driving licences
New Delhi, April 27
With the arrest of two persons, including a BAMS doctor, the North East district police today claimed to have busted a gang of cheats, who were involved in preparing fake driving licences. Three fake driving licenses and some equipments were seized from their possession.


Need to harness IT for growth of SSIs emphasised
New Delhi, April 27
Industries in the small-scale sector would have to stay one step ahead in order to remain competitive and survive in the international arena. In this endeavour, they would have to market their products, keep up with the technological upgradation and remain cost competitive.

Carolina recreated in an elegant and uninhibited form
arolina Herrera, a leading fragrance brand has unveiled its latest fragrance ‘Carolina’ eau de toilette. The fragrance is a representation of the designer herself in her younger days and is aptly named ‘Carolina.’ 
  • Lasting freshness

  • Hi-bird

  • Carefree comfort

  • Value model

  • Air-conditioners for this summer

  • Mobile LCD projectors

  • Summer footwears

  • Ahaar Arroma

  • Unique concept

  • Shock-absorbing footwear

  • Trendy shoes

  • Suits for all occasions


Quiz contests & poster painting mark Earth Day
tudents from various schools in the Capital got together to celebrate Earth Day here last week. Activities like quiz contests, poster and banner painting contests based on the theme of environment protection and conservation were organised.

  • Eco-club meeting

  • Scholarships for students

  • Orientation plan for parents

  • Scheme for kids’ future

Let the law of truth rule your life - It will set you free
ruth is powerful. Truth is wonderful. Truth is pleasurable. It is a step towards personal freedom. It takes great efforts to develop the habit of speaking the truth. But once we are able to nurture and cultivate this habit we will be able to increase our self-confidence. 



Pankaj, Akash star for FCI in Sood Cricket
New Delhi, April 27
An all-round performance by Pankaj Thakur (36 and 3 for 15) and a debonair half century by Akash Malhotra enabled Food Corporation of India defeat Air Sahara by 65 runs and entered the final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Sunday. FCI will take on ONGC in the final on April 30.

Shivam, Mohnish help Gyan Bharti win
New Delhi, April 27
Shivam Gupta cracked a strokeful half century and Mohnish Kumar, in a fiery spell, claimed three wickets for 11 runs to help Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy beat R P Academy by two wickets and entered the semi-final of the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.

Wanderers Club fete players
New Delhi, April 27
The Wanderers Club, who emerged as the B Division DDCA League champions, and have qualified for the A Division, feted several players at their annual function.

Delhi rout Chandigarh in Dutta Roy trophy
New Delhi, April 27
Delhi recorded a thumping 10-0 victory against Chandigarh in their opening match of the Under-21 National Football League Championship (North Zone qualifying round) for the M Dutta Roy Trophy at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, according to the Delhi Soccer Association.

Rajdhani beat Shalimar Club
New Delhi, April 27
A half century by Ravi Yadav and an all-round performance by Sanjay Verma (3 for 35 and 36) helped Rajdhani Sports beat Shalimar Club by one wicket and entered the quarter-final of the fourth Abhay Ram Gymkhana Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Ravi Yadav was declared the man of the match.

Darling win in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 27
Darling Club defeated Inborn by six wickets in an A-I DDCA Super League match at the Central Secretariat ground.

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