Tuesday, June 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Placement racket busted, 15 kids rescued
New Delhi, June 9
With the arrest of two suspects, the North-West district police today claimed to have busted a placement racket in which minor children were procured from Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh and then exploited as household servants in the Capital.

Ghaziabad’s most wanted elude cops
Ghaziabad, June 9
The Ghaziabad police, who were in the headlines for killing at least six dreaded criminals from outside the district recently, have failed to nab wanted criminals of its own district with huge rewards on their heads.

Cong accused of fudging electoral rolls
New Delhi, June 9
The Delhi BJP today charged the Congress with creating a fake voters’ list ahead of the Assembly elections.
“The Congress is manipulating the electoral rolls.

Why no Bhagat Singh in Parliament’s hallowed gallery?
Meerut, June 9
The Punjabis’ contribution to the freedom struggle notwithstanding, not a single portrait of any Punjabi ‘krantikari’ was installed in the gallery of Parliament. Ironically, Shahid-e-Azam Bhagat Singh was still dubbed a terrorist in the Official Gazette of the Government of India.


Students throng the Hindu College admission counter in the Capital
Students throng the Hindu College admission counter in the Capital on Monday, after  a two-day break. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Summer cramps: villagers in Rohtak threaten stir
Rohtak, June 9
Residents of scores of villages in the district are at the end of their tether owing to the acute scarcity of power and piped water. Many villagers are on the warpath to force the hand of the authorities to mitigate their suffering.

Girls outshine boys in senior secondary examination
Bhiwani, June 9
As many as 41.45 per cent candidates have been declared passed in the Senior Secondary (Academic) Annual Examinations - 2003 conducted in March this year by the Board of School Education, Haryana.

Dwarka to be zero violation toleration area
New Delhi, June 9
The Chairman of the Delhi Development Authority, Mr Vijai Kapoor, has constituted a task force to make Dwarka a zero violation toleration area. The task force has been mandated to ensure no civic laws are violated.


AICC steps in to end Haryana bickering
Sonepat, June 9
The All India Congress Committee has expressed its grave concern over the growing factionalism among the leaders of the Congress party in Haryana. The central leadership of the party has decided to call an emergency meeting to “sort out” the differences among the “various factions” of the party in the state.


Swa-Shakti project gives a new life to 22,439 women
Bhiwani, June 9
The World Bank-assisted Swa-Shakti project being implemented in Bhiwani, Sonepat and Jind districts has benefited as many as 22,439 women of 649 villages since its inception.

AIATF to fight dowry demon tooth and nail
Meerut, June 9
All India Anti-Terrorism Front will start a movement against the ‘dowry terror’ by holding countrywide seminars and awareness programmes.
This was disclosed by the Maninder Jeet Singh Bitta, president of the AIATF, who was here in Meerut on Sunday evening to felicitate the iron girls Nisha Sharma and Rajeshwari, who had returned the ‘barats’ from the wedding ‘pandals’ when their ‘in-laws’ started demanding dowry.

Call for changes in Punjab Land Revenue Act
Rohtak, June 9
The Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Sampat Singh, has said the demand raised by the farmers’ organisations seeking amendments to the Punjab Land Revenue Act, enacted during the British rule, needs a careful consideration and widespread debate.

Traffic, not industry, polluting city: PCB
Faridabad, June 9
Air and water pollution continues to be a major cause of concern for residents. Despite the authorities claiming to take several measures to control pollution, Faridabad remains one of the 10 most polluted cities of the country.

CM asks SP to rescue ‘abducted’ girl
Faridabad, June 9
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has directed the Superintendent of Police (SP) here to rescue a minor girl of Ballabgarh town, who was allegedly abducted recently. He was listening to complaints in the monthly meeting of the District Grievances Redressal Committee here.

Sewadar Committee calls for Akali unity
New Delhi, June 9
A meeting of the Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee today appealed to the Akali leaders to unite all Akali Dals not only in Punjab but also in the whole of India to safeguard the interest of Sikhs.

Shopping complex land auction on June 26
Sonepat, June 9
The Sonepat Municipal Council has drawn up an ambitious scheme to set up a shopping complex on the four-acre land of the old civil hospital on the railway road in this city.

Savitri Sharma ‘Amenities in Mandawali are the best due to our efforts’
It was in the early 1970s. She was just 12. An exuberant child, very active and chirpy. The then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, had come to inaugurate a sugar mill at her native place in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Thousands of people had gathered there to greet Mrs Gandhi.

Man, mother booked for abetting suicide
Sonepat, June 9
The police have registered a criminal case against Vijaypal and his mother on the charge of forcing a young housewife Kapoori Devi to commit suicide in her house at Sargathal village about 25 km from here yesterday.

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BHEL to set up Rs 772 crore power plant
New Delhi, June 9
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd today said that it has secured its highest value single order, worth Rs 772 crore, for setting up a captive power plant on turnkey basis at Panipat.


Held for credit card racket
New Delhi, June 9
Special Cell of the Delhi Police today arrested two suspects and busted an international racket of making credit cards and then misusing them either independently or with the connivance of owners and employees of some business establishments.

ARTFUL DODGERS: Fifty blank credit cards, CDs, mobile phones, and a car seized from the accused, involved in the racket of making counterfeit credit cards in the Capital on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh



Abhishek, Tarang star for Madan Lal
New Delhi, June 9
Half centuries by Abhishek Rajgopal and Tarang Gupta enabled Madan Lal Cricket Academy score 238 in the second Gyan Bharati Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharati School ground at Saket.

Municipal Councillor Rohit Manchanda, accompanied by Gyan Bharati School Principal R. C. Shekhar and former India player Gursharan Singh meeting the players before the opening match of the Gyan Bharati South Delhi Under-13 Cricket Tournament at Saket.
Municipal Councillor Rohit Manchanda, accompanied by Gyan Bharati School Principal R. C. Shekhar and former India player Gursharan Singh meeting the players before the opening match

R R Gymkhana enter cricket semis
New Delhi, June 9
Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeated Lion Kanishka by 36 runs to enter the semi-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Jamia Milia ground. Deepak Sharma was declared the man of the match.

DAV Shalimar Bagh move up in Summer League
New Delhi, June 9
DAV School, Shalimar Bagh defeated National Sports Club by 32 runs in a Summer League Cricket Tournament, organised by the Cambridge Foundation, at its ground. Manas Malhotra, who scored 59 with eight fours for DAV, was adjudged the man of the match.

Hastal MLA Mukesh Sharma inaugurating a cricket coaching camp organised by Hans Club at Holi Chowk, Dussehra ground
Hastal MLA Mukesh Sharma inaugurating a cricket coaching camp organised by Hans Club at Holi Chowk, Dussehra ground.

Salwan storm into final
New Delhi, June 9
Rajeev Sharma, Sandeep Yadav and Gaurav Chabra hit half centuries to power Salwan Boys School into the final, beating Inborn Club by 59 runs, in the first Prabha Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Deep, Puneet Shine in Turf Cup
New Delhi, June 9
R P Academy defeated Modern School, Barakhamba Road, by seven wickets in a league match of the first Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Devi Lal Memorial Wrestling at Hisar
New Delhi, June 9
The Wrestling Federation of India, under the aegis of the International Wrestling Federation, will organise the inaugural Loknayak Chaudhary Devi Lal Memorial International Wrestling Championship at Hisar from September 24 to 26.

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