Monday, May 26, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Doctors lock up counsellors in PGIMS
Rohtak, May 25
A row over the norms adopted in the admission to the PG courses in the Pt B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here came to a boil when aspirants, all doctors, from the general category, locked up all members of the counselling board in the administrative block and staged a dharna this afternoon.

Sultanpuri double murder case cracked
New Delhi, May 25
With the arrest of two drug addicts, the North-West district police today claimed to have cracked a case of double murder. On May 22, two persons, including a 21-year old woman, were killed at a house in Rama Vihar in Sultanpuri.

Driver dies in scuffle with envoy’s son
New Delhi, May 25
The police have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder following the death of the driver of Senegal ambassador in the Taj Palace hotel last night.

The street from Jain Mandir to Fatehpuri Mosque came alive on Sunday night with performers, dancers and musicians regaling the audience as the Festival of Chandni Chowk got under way

The street from Jain Mandir to Fatehpuri Mosque came alive on Sunday night with performers, dancers and musicians regaling the audience as the Festival of Chandni Chowk got under way. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Children play cricket at the ITO (Yamuna) bridge
Children play cricket at the ITO (Yamuna) bridge, which has been is closed for two days due to traffic assignment, in the capital, on Sunday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Volunteers during the Yamuna shramdaan at Qudsia Ghat near ISBT
Volunteers during the Yamuna shramdaan at Qudsia Ghat near ISBT in the Capital on Sunday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Panipat DC, MC chief spat erupts in public
Panipat, May 25
The verbal duel between the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mulk Raj, and the Municipal Council (MC) president, Mr Sanjay Bhatia, on the issue of corruption has reached a flashpoint.

Wheat stocks lying at mandis damaged due to rain
Sonepat, May 25
It is feared that wheat worth lakhs of rupees packed in gunny bags at various grains markets of the district and those lying uncovered at godowns of various procurement agencies has been damaged due to the recent rain.

Notorious ‘Maruti’ killed in encounter
Ghaziabad, May 25
Nisha alias Maruti, a notorious criminal of Meerut, who had a reward of Rs 5,000 on his head, was killed by the Masori police in an encounter yesterday night. A police rifle, which he had snatched from a cop, along with live cartridges were recovered from him.

Delhi trader shot dead in running train
Ghaziabad, May 25
Four assailants murdered a Delhi trader in a running train and looted two cell phones and Rs 25,000 from him soon after the train left the Ghaziabad station yesterday evening.

  • Two suicides in the same street: Cops suspect pact


Delhi’s gain is Khora’s loss; relocated units suck all water
Ghaziabad, May 25
The receding of the water table to a depth of more than 80 feet has rendered all hand pumps dry and created an unprecedented water crisis in the sprawling Khora colony between Noida and Ghaziabad.

Three-wheeler drivers throw traffic out of gear in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, May 25
The administration does not seem to have a control over the dark smoke-spewing three-wheelers which not only pollute the city but also cause a hindrance to the orderly traffic.

PCR ‘responded on time’ to Josh’s distress call
New Delhi, May 25
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. R S Gupta, has refuted the allegation that PCR vans fail to respond on time to distress calls. Referring to a recent case — where the truck driver mowed down a businessman, Rajinder Singh Josh — he pointed out that contrary to media reports the PCR van had reached the spot within minutes of being contacted.

Tragedy in sewer tank: Unions demand more compensation
Sonepat, May 25
Though the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) authorities have paid Rs 25,000 each to the dependants of the three casual labourers who died of gas poisoning in a sewer tank of the project’s main pumping station at Gohana last Sunday, the Haryana Backward Classes Federation and the All Haryana PWD Mechanical Employees Union are not satisfied.

Moral education camp held
New Delhi, May 25
Jain Paath Samiti, Dharampura, in association with the Digamber Jain Naitik Shiksha Samiti, organised a moral education camp here. The Union Minister of Labour, Dr Sahib Singh Verma, was the chief guest on the occasion.

10 injured in group clash
Sonepat, May 25
At least 10 persons including a woman were injured in a clash between two groups that had taken place at Larsauli village about 15 km from here yesterday. According to a report, lathis and other weapons were freely used in the brawl. 

  • Mother, son injured

  • Cardiac camp a huge draw

Health centre opens in trans-Yamuna
New Delhi, May 25
Health Minister A.K.Walia on Sunday inaugurated a health centre at Surajmal Vihar in East Delhi. The Department of Public Works (PWD) has constructed the three-storied health centre at a cost of Rs 74 lakh.

  • Litterbugs challaned

  • SGSC plea


Transporter shot dead in sleep
Sonepat, May 25
A transporter Surinder, alias Mota, (25) was shot dead by some unidentified persons while he was asleep in his new house at Rohna village about 25 km from here last night.

  • Woman run over by train

  • Youth assaulted

Carjacking case solved
New Delhi, May 25
With the arrest of five persons, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved a carjacking case that happened on Kankar Khera Road on November 21, 2002.


Girls celebrating their success in the Capital
Girls celebrating their success in the Capital.

Aditya, Kusum toppers in CBSE exams
Sonepat, May 25
Kusum of Gita Vidya Mandir and Aditya Dahiya of Holi Child School have topped in their class XII and class X examinations respectively in the district in the CBSE examination results of which were declared on Saturday. Kusuk got 92.4 per cent whereas Aditya secured 94.8 per cent marks.

CBSE results: A weekend of agony and ecstasy
t was a weekend packed with anxiety, excitement, euphoria and also despair for some. With the CBSE results for class X and XII being declared, the students were on their tether’s end hoping for the best results. Like the previous years, tele-counselling services, were flooded with calls and counsellors were doling out advice to parents and students to help tide over emotional turmoil.

  • Investiture ceremony

  • Programme for school administrators

God has created water for all, let’s share it
s the mercury soars and the water table plunges further, life is thrown out of gear. Each passing year, water crisis worsens and the warning bell tells us that by the year 2050, there will be no water reserves left unless we mend our ways.


Two lakh kids to get polio drops in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 25
More than two lakh children, below five, will be administered pulse polio drops in Sonepat district on June 1 during the countrywide immunisation campaign, according to Mr Balwan Singh, Deputy Commissioner.


Tennis ace Leander Paes tries out a different ball game at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course
Tennis ace Leander Paes tries out a different ball game at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course in Greater Noida.

India A team: A mixed bag for Haryana
Rohtak, May 25
The news of the selection of England-bound India ‘A’ squad was received with mixed reactions of joy and disappointment at the cricket coaching camp, being organised here by the Haryana Cricket Association.

Air Sahara tie with South Delhi Colts
New Delhi, May 25
Air Sahara tied with South Delhi Colts in the 27th Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road. Both the teams scored 230 runs each in the stipulated 40 overs.


MC the loser as govt scraps NOCs for property transfer
Sonepat, May 25
The Sonepat Municipal Council is likely to lose a huge revenue following the state government decision to scrap the condition of getting `no objection certificate’ from the civic bodies for the transfer of immovable property in the state.

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