Sunday, May 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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No clue to gory murder of 7-year-old; traders down shutters
New Delhi, May 10
Residents of Lawrence Road area in Keshavpuram downed their shutters on Saturday in protest against the failure of the local police to arrest the person who battered a seven-year-old girl to death last night.

The body of the 7-yr-old-girl who was battered to death in the Capital on Friday night. — Tribune Photo
The body of the 7-yr-old-girl who was battered to death in the Capital on Friday

13-year-old gang raped by youths
A minor girl was reportedly abducted and gang raped by three youths for about a week in Khaparwas village of the district. According to police sources, the 13-year-old girl, daughter of one Manphool, was reportedly ‘‘married’’ off to Samish, son of Krishan, in Dhani Phogat village in April this year. However, after sometime, she returned to her parental house following ‘differences’ with her husband.

Flagging of peace in the sub-continent
Flagging of peace in the sub-continent.
 — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Case of fraud, cheating against MCD
New Delhi, May 10
The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police today registered cases of cheating, fraud and conspiracy against the Municipal Corporation of Delhi following the audit report (2000-2001) which alleged large-scale financial bungling in the civic body.

Residents’ last wake-up call to administration
Faridabad, May 10
Although the Union and the state governments keep issuing directions for checking encroachments on public land, owing to administrative inertia, often the citizens have to take matters in their own hands.

AAD questions appointments to college governing bodies
New Delhi, May 10
The Academics for Action and Development has alleged that the appointment of nearly 36 of the 288 members to the Governing Bodies of colleges of the Delhi University is against the rules. The President of the AAD, Prof. S S Rathi, has alleged that these 36 members have served more than two terms, which is not in conformity with the rules.

Appeals against consumer forum made tough
Noida, May 10
An appeal against the orders of the district consumer forum has been made more stringent. Those going in for an appeal will have to deposit 50 percent of the total amount involved in the dispute or Rs 25,000 before filing an application. Then only their appeal will be considered by the State Consumer Protection Forum, Lucknow.

 ALCOHOL PROBLEM More tipplers trickling in with liver problems
New Delhi, May 10
Almost half of the patients, who turn up in various hospitals in the city for treatment  of liver diseases, owe the malady to alcohol. With liberal licensing the norm and the love for Bacchus percolating down to all and sundry, specialists fear a phenomenal rise in liver diseases in the country in the times to come.

3-minute pulse rate restored in NCR region
Sonepat, May 10
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has abolished two-minute pulse rate of landline telephone calls in four towns of Haryana, namely Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Faridbad and Gurgaon, falling under the jurisdiction of the National Capital Region with immediate effect.

  • HVP threatens stir

Women send anti-encroachment squad scurrying
An anti-encroachment team of Noida Authority, which had gone to village Hoshiarpur along with PAC men, was beaten back by a group of women in the village. Since there were on women in the PAC team, they had to beat a hasty retreat, much to the embarrassment of the Noida Authority.


N Rly to open booking agencies in four cities
Sonepat, May 10
The Northern Railway has decided to open city booking agencies in four cities under its Delhi division for the benefit of passengers. According to a report, these agencies would be opened on contract basis in Sonepat, Panipat, New Vijay Nagar (Ghaziabad) and Rohtak. This scheme would not only increase the income of the Railways but also provide facilities to the commuters.

Mr B. N. Ojha, Director (Operations), receiving the ‘Climate Protection Award’ presented to NTPC’s Centre for Power Efficiency and Environment Protection at the Earth Technologies Forum in Washington
Mr B. N. Ojha, Director (Operations), receiving the ‘Climate Protection Award’ presented to NTPC’s Centre for Power Efficiency and Environment Protection at the Earth Technologies Forum in Washington.
Union Minister of State for Labour Vijay Goel inspecting civil works in the old Chandrawal area in the Capital
Union Minister of State for Labour Vijay Goel inspecting civil works in the old Chandrawal area in the Capital on Saturday. 

Give a thought to your mother on this day
ODAY is Mother’s Day. It is fashionable in the West on this day to visit old mothers and present them bouquets or send greetings and best wishes to them if the children happen to be living away. Here too, Mother’s Day is advertised and publicised by firms selling greeting cards.

Will the new Education Policy give a lease of life to govt–run schools?
Rewari, May 10
There has been an unprecedented growth of English medium public schools in the urban as well as the rural areas of Rewari district. Rewari, Dharuhera, Kosli, Jatusana, Bawal and other areas of the district are now teeming with such public schools, mainly affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

  • World Red Cross Day
  • Beneficiaries of Devi Rupak Yojna
  • 870 Pirated VCD cassettes seized

Stop! Speed merchants, spy camera is watching you
Sonepat, May 10
It is for the first time that the Haryana Highway Patrol and Road Safety Police has been provided with a video van, equipped with speed-monitoring camera, which is known in general terms as ‘interceptor’, to regulate the over-speeding on National Highways in the state.

Sewerage problems leave a stink in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 10
The residents of more than a dozen residential colonies of Sonepat town have been facing sewerage problems in one way or the other, but the conditions in Prabhu Nagar Mandi are worse as the sewerage water has started overflowing. It has entered even several houses. The foul smell has made the life of the residents miserable.

Mother’s Day: Ma tujhe salaam!
New Delhi
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, The Empress Club, an all-woman’s club organised a function ‘Three Cheers to my Mom’ here today. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Jaya Jaitley, president Dastakari Haat Samiti said, “Women and mother’s are the strength and backbone of a family and country.

Four bus robbers held
Ghaziabad, May 10
The Indirapuram police claim to have arrested four persons, including two dreaded criminals, after an encounter in Khora Colony on Saturday night. They belonged to a gang of criminals who used to rob bus passengers.

  • Man stabbed to death
  • Call to check corruption
  • Two killed in accidents
Activists of All India Minorities Conference protesting against the VHP’s ‘Trishul diksha’ and demanding more employment opportunities at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Saturday
Activists of All India Minorities Conference protesting against the VHP’s ‘Trishul diksha’ and demanding more employment opportunities at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Woman among eight injured in group clash
Sonepat, May 10
At least eight persons including a woman were injured, two of them seriously in a clash that took place between two groups at Sayya Khera village about 20 km from here last night.

  • Domicile certificates

  • Plan to shift dairies

  • Driver in custody

  • Textbooks unavailable

  • Body found

  • Woman suffers burns

Survey of BPL families begins
Sonepat, May 10
In a bid to provide subsidised rationed commodities, the district administration has started a fresh survey of the families living below the poverty line in the urban and rural areas of the district.


Admn acts tough, expels 4 criminals
Ghaziabad, May 10
The district administration has expelled four criminals from the district for six months each. The expelled criminals have been found involved in smuggling of liquor and have a number of cases registered against them in various police stations of the district.

Trucker killed, goods worth 40 lakh looted
Criminal are reported to have murdered a truck driver and looted goods worth Rs 40 lakh from the vehicle in vijay Nagar police station area. The police have registered a case under Section 302. No case of looting has been filed, even though goods worth Rs 40 lakh are missing, it is learnt.

Goods worth Rs 1 lakh robbed
Sonepat, May 10
Thieves are reported to have entered the house of Mr Sham Sunder at Mohalla Kot here last night and decamped with Rs 10,000, a two-in-one and a computer. The loss is estimated around Rs 1 lakh.



Play traces the journey of thoughts via a difficult past
New Delhi, May 10
The Bard himself described the world as a stage and the inhabitants as actors. Taking cue from this certitude that there is an actor in each one of us, students, academics, bureaucrats and business managers have come together to stage a play in the Capital’s Shri Ram Centre.


Asthma can be controlled: DMA
ON the occasion of World Asthma Day on May 6, the Delhi Medical Association has announced that asthma is controllable and henceforth no patient should now die of asthma. Delhi has about 10 lakh patients of asthma, according to DMA.

PLHWA community leaders at a working group session.
PLHWA community leaders at a working group session

  • Joining hands to support AIDS patients
  • Man undergoes penile re-implantation
  • Single shot vaccine for typhoid
  • When disease gnaws at dignity
  • Students visit herbal garden

DDCA to hold Under-15 tourney from today
New Delhi, May 10
The Delhi and District Cricket Association will hold an Under-15 Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground from Sunday, and the performance in the tournament will be considered for the selection of the Delhi Under-15 team to represent the State for the season 2003-2004.

  • Anubhav, Simranjeet shine

  • Aryavrat awards function

  • Rajdhani shock Sonnet, enter final

  • Gaurav hits century

Collage Group coast to thrilling victory
New Delhi, May 10
Collage Group coasted to a thrilling last-ball, one-wicket victory against Rajdhani Sports and entered the semi-final of the 30th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Saturday.

Shastri sail into A-I Division League final
New Delhi, May 10
Swashbuckling knocks by Rajan Gupta (104) and Dileep T.T (96) enabled Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Kishan Ganj Club by one wicket to enter the final of the DDCA A-I Division League at the Central Secretariat ground.


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