Tuesday, June 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N A T I O N A L  C A P I T A L  R E G I O N
Top stories | Community | Crime | Business  
  Health | Sports  


Double murder at noon in Vasant Kunj
The site of murder in the senior eil employee’s flat in Vasant Kunj.New Delhi, June 16
Unidentified intruders barged into the Vasant Kunj flat of Anil Kumar Mehrotra, a senior employee of Engineers India Limited, this afternoon and stabbed to death his wife and sister-in-law, who were alone in the house. After committing the gruesome murders, they escaped, taking with them an unspecified amount of cash and jewellery.

The site of murder in the senior eil employee’s flat in Vasant Kunj. — Tribune Photo

Probe into charges of spiked petrol, engine breakdown
Faridabad, June 16
A five-member committee, headed by the City Magistrate, has initiated a probe into complaints of adulteration of diesel and petrol. The committee had been constituted recently, following a meeting called by the district authorities. 


Himanshu Malik with Mallika Sherawat, who are in the Capital to
Himanshu Malik with Mallika Sherawat, who are in the Capital to
publicise their film Khwahish. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Farmer burnt alive
Usman, a farmer, was burnt alive in the forests of Usmanpur village, which falls under the Jahangirpur police station area. Usman was allegedly burnt to death because of some old enmity. When the relatives of the victim tried to thwart the assailants, they were fired at. Two persons were wounded.

Quota blues: Women protestors stopped in their tracks
New Delhi, June 16
Hundreds of women demonstrators were detained today by the Delhi Police to prevent them from converging at Parliament House where Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi was holding an all-party meeting on the controversial Women’s Reservation Bill.

Women blacken civic officials’ faces
Ghaziabad, June 16
Protesting against the water and power crisis in the city as well as the outbreak of diseases, hundreds of irate slogan-shouting women occupied the chamber of the Municipal Commissioner and blackened the faces of officials, including the Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mr R. P. Dobey, in Ghaziabad today.

  • Aspiring police recruits on the rampage

Lethal mix of lottery and liquor claims two lives
How lottery and liquor can prove to be a deadly curse for a family was proved when a couple lost their lives in a shocking manner at a colony here yesterday.

Bridegroom sent packing over gotra row
Sonepat, June 16
Owing to a dispute over gotra, a bridegroom had to return without the bride yesterday. The incident occurred at Sehri village, about 15 km from the district headquarters.


Two lakh youths to get jobs: Chautala
Sonepat, June 16
The Haryana government has launched many schemes to generate employment for the educated youths.

Civic amenities in Meerut ‘to turn a corner’
Meerut, June 16
Divisional Commissioner Nepal Singh Ravi rued the fact that his administration could not do well in the field of civil amenities. “Our focus will be in the civil amenities in the current year and people in the cities as well as in villages will see considerable changes in this field,” Mr Ravi said.

The launch of Mars Express.BRASS TACKS
Flurry of missions to Mars, which is suddenly within reach
Dr K. K. PaulW
ith a surfeit of exploratory missions being launched this month, the planet Mars appears to have become the current favourite destination. Mars Express, the European mission, has already taken off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 2.

The launch of Mars Express.

  • A must read for Dilip Kumar fans

Plan to expedite tubewell connections
Bhiwani, June 16
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to accelerate the pace of releasing connections of tubewells in its area. Stating this yesterday, Mr V. Umashanker, managing director of the DHBVN, said that 5,000 additional transformers of 25 KV capacity and 35,000 poles would be purchased to release more tubewell connections.

A mother bathing her child on the occasion of Guru Arjan Dev's Martyrdom Day at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Sarovar in the Capital on Monday.Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day observed
New Delhi, June 16
A huge congregation was today held at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to commemorate the martyrdom day anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, under the auspices of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. The programme started early in the morning with the recitation of Sukhmani Sahib and Nitnem.

A mother bathing her child on the occasion of Guru Arjan Dev's Martyrdom Day at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Sarovar in the Capital on Monday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

White Paper to list issues of public concern
New Delhi, June 16
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says the Government of NCT of Delhi is preparing a White Paper that will list the issues for public discussion. The White Paper, she says, is needed as she is ‘helpless’ in providing succour to the economically challenged.

Devesh Sharma‘Earn money by honest means and spend some of it for the uplift of the downtrodden’
nassuming and polite, Devesh Sharma, CEO of a Delhi based advertising firm, has become a cynosure in the eyes of his competitors. Born and educated in Delhi, this young entrepreneur is an example of the age-old adage that ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’.

Heatwave snuffs out three lives
Sonepat, June 16
The current heatwave has claimed three lives so far in Sonepat district. According to a report, the police recovered the body of an unidentified youth (26), lying on the road near Rohna village about 15 km from here yesterday.

  • Three-wheeler overturns
  • Blood donation camp
  • Phones go phut
  • Man robbed of Rs 15,210

Mobile telephony eats into demand for landline connections
Faridabad, June 16
The increasing penetration of mobile telephony appears to have cast a direct impact on the demand for basic telephone services, in rural as well as urban areas here.

Heat stroke, gastroenteritis claim five lives
Narnaul, June 16
Five persons have died due to heat stroke and gastroenteritis in Mahendragarh district in the last 48 hours. Man Mohan Singh (38), a shepherd of village Salkha (Jaisalmer), who had crossed the Haryana border along with his sheep, died due to heat stroke near village Lahroda where he was camping.

  • Ex-cop shoots himself
  • Cable TV on the blink
  • Sarkar Aap ke Dwar a ‘façade’
  • Matric results on June 25

Youth burnt to death in hardware shop
New Delhi, June 16
An unidentified youth was burnt to death in a fire that broke out in hardware shop at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in North-West district early this morning.

  • Sanitation drive
  • Guru Arjan Dev
  • Class X certificate



Two lawyers in fake degree racket
New Delhi, June 16
Three persons, including two lawyers, were arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for their alleged involvement in a racket in fake degrees and mark sheets.

Seven Bawarya criminals rounded up from graveyard
Ghaziabad, June 16
The Ghaziabad police claim to have achieved a major breakthrough by nabbing seven criminals of Bawarya tribe from a room in a graveyard in Vijay Nagar area on Saturday night.


Haryana chemists to strike
On the call of the Haryana state Chemists and Druggists Association, chemists in the district and other parts of the state would go on an indefinite strike tomorrow to protest against the order of the Commissioner for Health, Haryana, to demolish a chemist shop at Yamunanagar and registering of a criminal case under Section 307 IPC (murderous assault) against Mr Manjit Sharma, vice-president of the state unit of the association.



Govt shy of fighting quackery: DMA
New Delhi
Holding the Delhi government responsible for not bringing in the anti-quackery bill during the current session, the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) yesterday strongly condemned the Sheila Dikshit government’s stand on the issue and said that the quacks posed a serious danger to poor patients.



Malhotra re-elected GANSF president
New Delhi, June 16
Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, president of the All India Council of Sports, was unanimously re-elected president of the General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF) at the Annual General Meeting held at the conference hall of the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

AIIMS move into soccer semi-final
New Delhi, June 16
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) defeated Indraprastha Generation Power Company Ltd (IGPCL) 2-1 in a Group B match of A Division to enter the semi-final of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Inter-team golf in Malaysia
New Delhi, June 16
Tourism Malaysia will organise the Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship in Malaysia from June to September, with the grand finals scheduled to be held in October. The event is open to all amateur golfers, with men having a handicap of 18 and women with handicaps of 24.Former cricket captian Kapil Dev taking part in the Christel House Open Golf Tournament at Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon, on Monday.

Team Swaroski win in Christel Golf
New Delhi, June 16
Team Swaroski, comprising Sanjay Sharma and Werner Plonner, won on count back in the Delhi leg of the Christel House Open One-Day Worldwide Charity Golf Tournament, which was played in 19 premium golf courses across ten countries.

Former cricket captian Kapil Dev taking part in the Christel House Open Golf Tournament at Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon, on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

DAV School lift Summer Cricket trophy
New Delhi, June 16
DAV School, Shalimar Bagh defeated Cambridge Foundation by five wickets to annex the Summer Cricket Tournament trophy, organised by the Cambridge Foundation, Rajouri Garden.

Shakti Rose help VPS dominate opening encounter
Rohtak, June 16
A solid knock of 76 runs by Shakti Rose and 4 wicket haul by Anil Sharma helped Vaish Public School Cricket Academy register an impressive 122 runs victory over Jind Coaching Centre in the opening match of the three-match series being played here at V. P. S. cricket ground today.

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |