Tuesday, July 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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High Court rebuffs victims’ association on Uphaar relief
New Delhi, July 21
The Delhi High Court today turned down the request of the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy that the Rs 6.85 crore compensation amount be handed over to the association instead of individuals.

Three missing schoolkids found drowned 
New Delhi, July 21
Three schoolchildren, who went missing last evening in the Sultanpuri area, were found dead this morning: they had reportedly drowned in a pond near the Sukhar Bazar road.

VIP line-up for Monsoon Session.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Abducted in UP, grew in Switzerland, meets family after 22 years
New Delhi, July 21
Had it not been for the unhesitating help rendered by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police, a child kidnapped 22 years ago and now living in Switzerland would not have been able to either trace or meet her natural parents in a remote village, Narihun, in Badohi district of Uttar Pradesh.



NGO secures release of 48 protected birds
Meerut, July 21
The activists of ‘People for Animals’ today secured the release of 48 colourful birds of a rare and protected species from a shopkeeper in Lal Kurti Market here. The police took the shop owner into custody when he manhandled the activists and refused to part with the birds. The birds had been caged and had their wings clipped.

Sanjay, who lost his wife and two kids in the house collapse.Man loses wife, children in house collapse
New Delhi, July 21
Three members of a family, including a six-month-old toddler, were killed and another suffered serious injuries when a house collapsed, burying them under the rubble in their sleep, this morning in Uttam Nagar in West Delhi.

Sanjay, who lost his wife and two kids in the house collapse. — A Tribune photograph

Special UHBVN counters for Army men
Sonepat, July 21
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has ordered the opening of special counters in the offices of all sub-divisional engineers here for enabling senior citizens, freedom fighters and Army personnel to pay their electricity bills.

Students, livid after thrashing, flee from school only to return
Sonepat, July 21
All the 34 students, who fled the Jawahar Navodaya School on Friday night after scaling the boundary wall, returned safely to the alma mater at Buthana village, about 50 km from here, late last evening.

A five-month-old baby rescued from his kidnappers by the North-East district police.Kidnapping case cracked; five-month-old baby rescued
New Delhi, July 21
Elated over the success in solving the case of kidnapping of a five-month-old baby in Gokulpuri area, the North-East district police today expressed hope that they would also ferret out the newborn child, allegedly kidnapped by a woman in the wee hours from the maternity ward of GTB Hospital a few days ago.

‘ANMOL’ SERVICE: A five-month-old baby rescued from his kidnappers by the North-East district police.


Delhi Govt incapable of handling monsoon, says Khurana
New Delhi, July 21
The Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says the Government of NCT of Delhi has done little to clean the sewers and drains, and wonders what has happened to the crores of rupees spent on desilting and similar works.


Meet discusses EC directive on rationalisation of polling booths
Sonepat, July 21
The District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh, convened a special meeting here to discuss the instructions of the Election Commission relating to the rationalisation of the polling stations and sending the proposal in this regard by July 24.

Haryana NCR districts to be nerve centres of economic affairs
Sonepat, July 21
The Haryana Government is contemplating to provide modern amenities and sound administration to the big emerging cities like Sonepat, Rohtak, Faridabad and Gurgaon. These districts, located in the National Capital Region (NCR), will be the nerve centres of economic and infrastructural activities in the near future.

Skip NH 58 to avoid kanwarias
Meerut, July 21
The NH 58 will be out of bounds for traffic going towards Uttaranchal due to the heavy movement of kanwarias on their way to Hardwar. Hordes of kanwarias, on foot to fetch Ganga water, have already hit the NH.

Town in deep waterRain turns life topsy-turvy in Bhiwani
Bhiwani, July 21
Heavy showers have paralysed the normal life in the town today. Most of the areas in town are inundated with rainwater and the traffic is badly affected. The administration has failed to make adequate arrangements to face the fury of rain.

Town in deep water.

The police personal at Jantar Mantar during the rain in the Capital on Monday.
ON DUTY, RAIN OR SHINE: The police personal at Jantar Mantar during the rain in the Capital on Monday.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Heavy rain lightens the hearts of farmers
Sonepat, July 21
Though the heavy rainfall during the night has proved to be a messy affair for the residents of the city, it has brought great relief to the farmers who are engaged in paddy plantation on a war footing.

Special Focus on Faridabad
Demolition affects lives of all residents in more ways than one
Faridabad, July 21
The demolition drive in the city has not only uprooted thousands of people, but it has impacted the daily life of the people in a multi-faceted manner. The town has witnessed violence, including police firing on at atleast three to four occasions in the past six months.

Jai Parkash Aggarwal FACE TO FACE
‘After Inspector Raj, it is the turn of Civic Bodies
n working for the society, he finds his ultimate satisfaction. For 52-year-old Jai Parkash Aggarwal, a resident of Swasthya Vihar area of Trans-Yamuna, spending more than 18 hours daily in working towards solving the problems faced by people in this area is a routine he finds himself incomplete without.

Wanna have house in Sonepat near Delhi? Here’s a chance!
Sonepat, July 21
The Town and Country Planning Department of Haryana has decided to set up as many as five sectors in Sonepat areas near Delhi to meet the housing needs of increasing population. The move will benefit Delhiites as well.

NCR Briefs
Woman raped by three youths
Bhiwani, July 21
Three youths allegedly outraged the modesty of a married woman in front of her husband at village Nangal, a late report said.

  • Self-employment
  • Pilgrim killed in road accident
  • Boy electrocuted
  • Abandoned boy restored

Delhi digest
Caretakers get the stick for causing mosquitogenic conditions
New Delhi, July 21
The Director of Health Services-cum-Municipal Health Officer in the MCD, Dr K.N. Tewari today informed that the health department had prosecuted caretakers of a number of buildings for creating mosquitogenic conditions and causing mosquito breeding in the government and private buildings and houses.

  • Murder case solved
  • Load-shedding at Shalimar Bagh



Manpower agent held for selling foreign pastures to jobless
New Delhi, July 21
With the arrest of a youth, the Economic Offence wing of the Crime Branch of the city police today claimed to have busted an employment racket. The suspect was arrested from his office in East Patel Nagar.


Move to elevate education board standard
Sonepat, July 21
The Board of School Education Haryana has taken a series of measures to raise the standard of education in the government schools. The board aims to raise the education standard to the level of the CBSE.

MDU council rejects Faridabad institute’s plea
Rohtak, July 21
The Executive Council of Maharshi Dayanand University today rejected the request of Director-Principal, the YMCA Institute of Engineering, Faridabad to exempt the institute from depositing provisional affiliation fee.


Time-bound phasing out of asbestos sought
New Delhi, July 21
Leading occupational health experts today demanded a timebound phasing out of the usage of cancer-causing asbestos in the country.



Uttarakhand toy with Young Boys
New Delhi, July 21
Uttrakhand scored a crushing 6-0 victory against Young Boys in a Group III match of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Kartik, Kunal and Piyush advance in TT
New Delhi, July 21
Kartik Sharma, Kunal Kathuria and Piyush Dwivedi moved into the quarter-finals of the cadet boys singles in the Chandravati Bhatnagar Manav Sthali Open Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Monday.

Border Security Force director-general Ajai Raj Sharma handing over the BSF flag to mountaineering expedition leader N S Satish Chandran Nair before the team was flagged off for Mt. Mana from the CGO complex on Monday.BSF team set off for mountaineering expedition
New Delhi, July 21
Border Security Force (BSF) director-general Ajay Raj Sharma on Monday flagged off the BSF Mountaineering expedition to Mount Mana, situated at an altitude of 23,859 feet, 16kms north of the Badrinath Shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, from the CGO Complex in New Delhi.

Border Security Force director-general Ajai Raj Sharma handing over the BSF flag to mountaineering expedition leader N S Satish Chandran Nair before the team was flagged off for Mt. Mana from the CGO complex on Monday.

Gian Singh’s death condoled
New Delhi, July 21
Veteran hockey umpire, and chronicler of the game Gian Singh, who died at his residence at Safdarjung Enclave on Sunday, was cremated here today.

Saket boy wins sports contest
New Delhi, July 21
A boy from Saket, Vikram Singh, emerged the Delhi zone winner of the Samsung Britain Sportzyatra contest. He has won a fully-paid trip, for two, to England where he will get an opportunity for a reception at Wimbledon, a tour of the Lord’s cricket ground, a tour of the Manchester United Football Club and a visit to the Silverstone circuit, which hosts the British F-I Grand Prix.

Karthikeyan gains position
New Delhi, July 21
Narain Karthikeyan consolidated his overall second position in the Superund World Series Championship at Lausitz in Germany.

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