Wednesday, August 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Slain in prime by uncle, who has no regrets for ‘honour killing’
Sohna (Gurgaon), August 19
Five-year-old Nazrana and her three-year-old brother have lost their mother at the altar of a barbaric ritual, reminiscent of the medieval period.

Fire in Noida paint factory
Noida, August 19
A devastating fire broke out in a paint and chemicals factory in F-22, Sector 8, here at about 9.30 am today.
The gutted remains of the first floor of the paint and chemicals factory located in Sector 8
The gutted remains of the first floor of the paint and chemicals factory located in Sector 8 in Noida. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tender scam busted in MCD office
New Delhi, August 19
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed a tender mafia racket in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi with the arrest of eight contractors and an employee of the corporation.


Father, son team up to fake licences
New Delhi, August 19
With the arrest of three persons, the Delhi Police Special Cell claims to have busted a racket in forged driving licences, Motor Vehicle Registration Certificates and I-cards of various departments in Delhi. The sleuths also claimed to have seized the material used in the manufacture of fake driving licences.

The father-son duo and their accomplice. — Tribune Photo

The father-son duo and their accomplice

Sunil Dutt’s message of amity lost in Cong dinner
Faridabad, August 19
The Congress function held in Ballabgarh last evening, in honour of Sunil Dutt for his much-touted Sadbhawana Yatra, brought to fore the lack of amity in the party. The casualty in the melee was Mr Dutt and his message of sadbhawana.

Out of place: Congress leader Bhajan Lal at a function hosted in the honour of party MP Sunil Dutt in Ballabgarh.
Out of place

Schoolgirls coerced into featuring in porno movies 
Gurgaon, August 19
The modus operandi adopted by the persons involved in making blue films has astonished everyone. Ten youths, who had been arrested by the police, used to shoot blue films featuring girls after blackmailing them. They first wooed the girls and coaxed them into striking objectionable poses alongside them. All this was photographed. Then their colleagues showed these objectionable photos and video footage to the girls and blackmailed them. Afterwards, they shot blue films with them using hidden cameras in the room.

Livid villagers wreak havoc over gang rape
Meerut, August 19
Livid over the gang rape and murder of a girl student, returning home after Independence Day celebrations in her school, thousands of villagers, mostly belonging to the majority community, ransacked shops in Aminagar Sarai town and set ablaze two farmhouses of the three accused today morning. The violent mob also razed to the ground the houses of the accused.

Dalits languishing in Mayaland
Greater Noida, August 19
First give, then take away, and then promise to restore what has been snatched. Sounds implausible, but this, at least, has been the experience of 52 Dalit families in Habibpur village. These families have been knocking on the doors of the powers that be for the last six years, in their quest for possession of the residential plots allotted to them.


Haryana divided into 21 dists for BJP poll 
Sonepat, August 19
The Haryana unit of the BJP is all set to hold organisational elections in the state. A list of the designated election officers, assistant election officers and verifiers has been released for this purpose.


Rupa Ganguly, one of the judges at the ‘Colour Your Future’ painting contest
Rupa Ganguly, one of the judges at the ‘Colour Your Future’ painting contest, addressing a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo

Eco development: Panipat’s day has finally come
Panipat, August 19
With a noted NGO, the Centre for Health, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Innovation, Technology and All-round Transformation (HABITAT Centre), launching Phase 3 of the Panipat Environment Project for the improvement of environmental health through actions directed at improving the conditions of the soil and water, sustainable development will become a reality in the district.

CM promises ‘A’ class amenities in rural areas
Rewari, August 19
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, yesterday announced his government was making determined efforts to provide those ‘ A’ class civic amenities to ruralites in Haryana which were being enjoyed by the residents of metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

Noida expansion at the cost of public utilities
Noida, August 19
Noida is going ahead with the expansion spree which is gathering unprecedented momentum with each passing year. But little thought is perhaps being given to provision of water, power and security, to name a few of the essential services.

Security beefed up around Krishna temples
New Delhi, August 19
The Delhi Police today claimed to have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure an incident-free ‘Janmashtami’ tomorrow. Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Manoj Lall said that security had been tightened in and around Birla Mandir, the main venue where around 60,000 people were expected to converge till late in the night.

Juvenile crime mounts
New Delhi, August 19
Juvenile crimes are on the rise in Delhi with as many as 226 such cases reported in the first seven months of 2003, Lok Sabha was told today. Informing that there has been an increase in the number of juvenile crimes reported in Delhi during the last three years, Minister of State for Home Harin Pathak said as many as 318 juveniles were arrested in 2003 up to July 31.

Choose right candidates, says CM
Jhajjar, August 19
Stating that his only aim to visit all the villages is to win over the hearts of the people by expediting the development activities, Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala asked the people to vote for the candidates who can fulfill the expectations of the citizens.
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A rich haul of fake drugs, recovered from Mahesh Kumar Goswami, at Nizzamudin
A rich haul of fake drugs, recovered from Mahesh Kumar Goswami, at Nizzamudin in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Housewife strangled  to death
Noida, August 19
Santosh, a housewife, was allegedly strangled to death due to domestic discord in village Nawada in Greater Noida. In an FIR, Omi, the brother of the deceased accused the deceased’s in-laws of poisoning her and later hanging her body from a peg so as to mislead that she had committed suicide.

Housewife shot dead
A young housewife, Mrs Sudesh, was allegedly shot dead by one Dalbir, elder brother of the victim’s husband, in their house on Ganaur-Garhi Jhinjhara road, about 16 km from here last night.


Spread your wings of imagination: Kalam
New Delhi, August 19
The President, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, inspired autistic children to spread their wings as he addressed them here today. Encouraging them to follow their hearts, Dr Kalam expressed hope that science will provide succour to them.


Models at a LIFW showGLITZ&GLAMOUR
No more guessing games: Delhi ready for LIFWL
For those still nursing the hangover of the Lakme India Fashion Week, its time to buckle up. Wanting to shake off complacency, the Fashion Design Council of India intends to begin the preparations for the next year’s event early. The early decision, according to the organiser, is to allow the designers and the stakeholders to prepare well. Having vowed never to repeat the mistake of keeping the masses involved in a guessing game, (the venue for the event remained a closely guarded secret till the very end) the organisers have chosen Delhi to play host to the rechristened “mega fashion event”.

Models at a LIFW show. — File Photo 

Tips for walking down the aisle
otel Taj Palace will resemble a melange of wedding paraphernalia from August 30 to September 1. 
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Delhi Audit derail DTC 
New Delhi, August 19
Delhi Audit defeated Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) 3-1 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutions at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday. Sanjeev Sharma opened the account for Delhi Audit in the 10th minute and Jagminder Singh added the second goal in the 20th minute as Audit led by 2-0 at half time. Deepak came up with the third goal for the winners while P P Singh pulled off a consolation goal for DTC.

Youngmen record second victory
New Delhi, August 19
Youngmen recorded their second successive victory when they prevailed over Indian Air Force, Palam by a solitary goal in a Super Six league match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.


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