Tuesday, April 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Eunuch shot dead in Tis Hazari corridor
The blood-splattered corridor of Tis Hazari courts
New Delhi, April 28
A 38-year-old eunuch, Neelam, was shot dead and a Delhi Police constable, Nand Kishore, was injured when they were fired at by an armed suspect in the congested first floor corridors of the Tis Hazari courts this afternoon. 

The blood-splattered corridor of Tis Hazari courts. — Tribune Photo

Hit & run: Infant among three killed by MCD truck 
New Delhi, April 28
Three persons, including an infant, were killed and six injured in an accident near the Adarsh Nagar police station in North-West district this morning. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors on duty stated they were out of danger.

It will be red-hot chillies on FM today
It will be red-hot chillies on FM today: The
Capital has become the fifth city to boast of a Radio Mirchi channel. It was launched by Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Four high-rises sealed, two spared
New Delhi, April 28
The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) today sealed four high-rise buildings, including Super Bazaar, in the Capital for ignoring the direction to fulfil 12-point fire safety norms issued by the department.

Water crisis: UP split into dark and grey zones
Noida, April 28
And now, it is the turn of Uttar Pradesh to reel under a water crisis. The state Irrigation Minister, Mr Om Prakash Singh, has acknowledged the state is facing a serious water crisis.

HC admits plea on Rs 100 crore hoarding scam
New Delhi, April 28
The Delhi High Court has admitted a petition seeking the removal of all illegal hoardings in the city and a CBI inquiry into what it has alleged is a Rs 100 crore hoarding scam.


Avant-garde multiplex to provide cineastes a ‘35-degree experience’
Mahesh K BhagchandkaT
he last couple of years have been witness to a new phenomenon on the entertainment scene—the multiplexes offering quality cinema viewing, eating joints and shopping malls—all under one roof. Delhi has also had its share of the multiplexes which have now become a popular haunt of the youth.

Phone users live through nightmare
Sonepat, April 28
Telephone services continue to be in a mess in this industrial city. According to a report, thousands of subscribers alleged that the 9,000-line main electronics telephone exchange had not been functioning for the last one week leading to a number of telephones becoming non-functional.

Gang of purse-snatchers smashed; five women arrested, man escapes
Sonepat, April 28
With the arrest of five women, the police have busted a gang of purse-snatchers operating in the city and other parts of the district. According to a report, the police are still investigating the case and a hunt is on to apprehend a member of the gang who escaped after receiving the purse allegedly snatched from a woman going on a rickshaw on Jandi Road near Ashok Nagar (kutche quarters) of the city yesterday.


Civil surgeons told to be ready for suspected SARS cases 
Sonepat, April 28
The Director-General (DG) Health Services, Haryana, has directed the district health authorities to be prepared for any emergency case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Health centres ill-equipped to treat snakebite victims 
Ghaziabad, April 28
With the arrival of the summer months, cases of snake and scorpion bite are likely to increase, particularly for those engaged in farm and construction work. However, those unlucky to be bitten by these snakes, would have no respite as the dispensaries and primary health centres in the rural areas of the district are inadequately equipped to treat them.

Faridabad medical services not in the pink
Faridabad, April 28
Even as the state government is preparing to open yet another Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district, the state of affairs of the health and medical facilities at several such centres, is not so healthy. There are reports that the non-availability of staff, medicines and other facilities make the villagers go to either quacks or private clinics in urban areas.


Mukesh Kumar hits the jackpot
New Delhi, April 28
Mukesh Kumar rewrote the record books on the Hero Honda Indian Golf Tour when he not only won the season-ending Order of Merit crown for the fourth year in succession, but also managed to record the margin of Rs 9.08 lakh over his nearest rival.

Narain Karthikeyan Narain Karthikeyan takes podium finish
New Delhi, April 28
Tata Carlin Motorsport team driver Narain Karthikeyan overcame stiff competition and adverse driving conditions to finish third in a podium finish in the second race of the World Series Nissan Championship at Zolder, Belgium on Sunday. In race one, which was full of spin-offs and tough track conditions, Karthikeyan finished fourth, according to information available in Delhi.

Abhay Ram Gym beat Gyan Bharti, move up
New Delhi, April 28
A fine all-round performance by Services Ranji Trophy player K K Dixit and deadly bowling of 4 for 26 by medium-pacer Sanjeev Tomar helped defending champions Abhay Ram Gymkhana beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy by five wickets and entered the quarter-final of the fourth Abhay Ram Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ground.

Top teams for Goswami Cricket
New Delhi, April 28
Sixteen top teams, divided into four groups, will participate in the 30th All-India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament to be held at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, SGTB Khalsa College, from May 4 for 25.

Narender Dahiya wins gold in judo
New Delhi, April 28
Narender Dahiya of Ganga School, Hiran Kudna lifted the gold in the boys section in the National Judo Championship held at Defence Colony in New Delhi. Rohan Gupta, Anmol Gupta and Sahil won silver and bronze medals.

Sadhu Vaswani lift taekwondo trophy
New Delhi, April 28
Sadhu Vaswani School for girls tallied 53 points — nine golds, eight silver and ten bronze medals, in the 12th International Taekwondo Championship held at the Heritage School, Vasant Kunj.

Reebok beat Gillette
New Delhi, April 28
Reebok defeated Gillette by five wickets in the Reebok Cricket Tournament. Gillette, batting first, lost four wickets quickly to struggle at 33 for 4 in 12 overs. Then Sushil Menon and P Reuben put on a 78-run partnership to revive their hopes.


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