Saturday, September 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Shooting in courtroom, judge has close shave
Bhiwani, September 12
An Additional District Judge had a narrow escape today when a person present in the courtroom fired at one of the undertrials in a murder case. The assailant fired five rounds at the person in the witness box, of which two went off the tangent; the bullets were later found embedded in the wall behind the judge’s chair. The judge, Mr Kuldeep Jain, had the presence of mind to duck when the shooting began. The reader, Mr Vinod Bansal, also had a narrow escape.

HC orders release of Uphaar to Ansals within one month
New Delhi, September 12
The Delhi High Court on Friday ordered the release of Uphaar Cinema to the Ansals within one month of the conclusion of defence evidence in the criminal case pending trial at Patiala House.

CM in a hurry to inaugurate yet-to-constructed hospital
New Delhi, September 12
The senior bureaucrats of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi are in a tizzy as the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has expressed her desire to inaugurate a polyclinic in Ramesh Nagar here tomorrow.


IG’s kin sends cops on wild goose chase
Gaurav Sharma, a resident of Vasant Kunj, gave a fictitious account to the police of his being waylaid by occupants of a Tata Sumo
Feigns stabbing, robbery to keep Rs 6 lakh booty
New Delhi, September 12
The South district police today claimed to have solved a robbery-cum-stabbing case on September 10 in which one person had complained to the police that he was waylaid, stabbed and robbed of Rs six lakh by a group of men travelling in a Tata Sumo. It was alleged that the occupants of Tata Sumo had thrown chilli power in his eyes on the Mehrauli-Badarpur road.
Gaurav Sharma, a resident of Vasant Kunj, gave a fictitious account to the police of his being waylaid by occupants of a Tata Sumo, who threw chilli powder in his eyes, stabbed him and fled with a bag containing Rs 6 lakh. — Tribune Photo

Panel begins search for Hisar varsity VC
Rohtak, September 12
The search committee constituted by the government to recommend names for the post of Vice Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, has decided to invite applications for the post from academicians by September 15. The post fell vacant on Thursday, following the expiry of the three-year term of Dr R K Chauhan.

Voters’ lists to be read out in public meetings
New Delhi, September 12
In a unique opportunity for citizens to directly participate in improving the electoral rolls, meetings will be organised where comments will be invited from the public regarding discrepancies in the voters’ list and objections sought for inclusion/deletion of names from the list immediately after completion of necessary formalities. The first such public meeting will be held on September 14. 



Official apathy turns loose high-tension wires into death traps
Jhajjar, September 12
Loose high-tension wires in residential areas are proving to be death traps for the residents in Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh and other areas of the district. According to information available, several mishaps have occurred in the district in the recent past due to electrocution. In some incidents, stray animals and cattle have been killed due to the sudden snapping of overhead wires in the villages.

State govt’s contribution is little, alleges BJP leader
Jhajjar, September 12
The state mahamantri of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr Kailash Chand Sharma, alleged that the funds being used by the state INLD government in ‘sarkar apke dwar’ are actually released by the Central Government under various welfare projects and the state government’s share of contribution is little. 

Even drizzle can turn life topsy-turvy in Panipat
Panipat, September 12
A minor rainfall is enough to throw life out of gear in the industrial city as was evident here today. The much-awaited moderate rain early in the morning proved to be a nightmarish experience for the residents. While the lower areas of the city were flooded, long traffic jams on the Assandh overbridge, GT Road and service lanes along the GT Road affected the normal life.

Bitta takes a dig at politicians 
Faridabad, September 12
The All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) president, Mr Manninderjit Singh Bitta, has blamed the political parties and their leaders for terrorism in Kashmir and elsewhere in the country.

YC activists burn CM’s effigies
Sonepat, September 12
Notwithstanding the precautionary measures by the police throughout the day on Wednesday, the Youth Congress activists at Sonepat and Gohana managed to burn the effigies of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, in the evening to protest against the arrest of the president of All India Youth Congress Randip Singh Surjewala and others at Chandigarh.

Govt wheat meant for labourers sold in open market
Ghaziabad, September 12
Two instances of government wheat, which is distributed under the Sampuran Grameen Rozgar Yogna, being sold in the open market have come to light in Ghaziabad district.

Speaking out
he image of the police has deteriorated over the years. For instance, the atmosphere gets vitiated when policemen visit public places like restaurants etc. Their sheer presence is enough to make the people fearful. More often than not, policeman with walkie-talkie and gun in their hand, become a source of intimidation for the common man.
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  • Eyecare
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  • Bringing glory to India
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Truant teachers to get the stick
Sonepat, September 12
Mr Jeet Singh Mehra, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Ganaur conducted surprise raids on various government schools and found as many as seven teachers including some women teachers absent.
  • Probe against civic body chief
  • Dowry case registered
  • Bar council to move court against five cops
  • Two booked for  gang rape

Referral Centre for AIDS patients
New Delhi, September 12
The Delhi Labour Welfare Board has completed work of setting up a 50-bed Referral Centre in Okhla Industrial Area for AIDS patients. The centre would become operational by the month-end.


Man forges drafts, pulls a fast one on traders
New Delhi, September 12
Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket of bank demand draft with the arrest of one Jatin, alias Rinku. He was arrested from Prashant Vihar yesterday.

Businessman robbed
Sonepat, September 12
Three unidentified armed youths are reported to have entered the house of Mr Shamlal Gupta, a businessman in the Sardaronwali Gali of Jawahar Nagar Colony here last night and looted Rs 16,000 and a mobile phone. 


Educational institutions plagued by lack of parking space 
Faridabad, September 12
Absence of proper parking lots outside schools and educational institutions in the town has led to a near mess, which has become a common problem for both the visitors and students.

Teachers to protest transfer of appointment powers
Sonepat, September 12
The Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh has decided to protest against the government move to transfer the powers of appointment of the primary schoolteachers to Zila Parishad.

Meerut varsity to rein in western couture
Meerut, September 12
At a time when the rising hemline and plunging neckline are becoming the order of the day; when the ‘guard of honour’ for girls, the traditional ‘dupatta’, starts shrinking from the shoulders; when the traditional dress like salwar kameez is worn on some festivals only; when the western dresses like jeans, tops and shirts have become ‘de rigueur’, in such a crucial time, Chaudhry Charan Singh University, Meerut has vowed to bring the Indian dresses and culture back to the university colleges.


Ghani Khan asked to file revised petition
New Delhi, September 12
The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay its earlier order dismissing a plea by former Union minister Ghani Khan Chaudhary. The veteran Congressman had sought from the court quashing of the letter written by civic authorities, who demanded the payment of Rs 22 lakh as electricity and water charges for his official residence in NCT of Delhi.


Educating teenagers about the mire of AIDS 
New Delhi, September 12
The Indian teenagers are no longer perplexed by the stories of the birds and the bees and, contrary to what their parents might think, they are no longer ignorant about sex and sexual behaviour, points out the Director of the Centre for Social Research (CSR), Dr Ranjana Kumari.

Students stage a play on the scourge of AIDS.
Students stage a play on the scourge of AIDS


PLAY TIME: A player springs on his feet to head the ball in the DSA Senior Division Football League match. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Hindustan edge past Raisina Sporting
New Delhi, September 12
Last year’s runners-up Hindustan Club scraped past Raisina Sporting Union 1-0 in a Group A Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Rahul Ganapathy emerges leader at Hindu Open
New Delhi, September 12
Rahul Ganapathy emerged as the sole leader at the end of the third round in the Hindu Open, the sixth leg of the Hero Honda Indian Golf Tour at the cosmo-TNGF Golf Course. 

Ramjas No 2 storm into semi-final
New Delhi, September 12
A fine half century by Rohit Sharma and deadly bowling by Ravindar Pawar (3 for 3) helped Ramjas School No 2 beat St. Marks School by 111 runs to enter the semi-final of the second Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground. Ramjas will take on DAV Shalimarbagh in the semi-final.

Chitralekha wins a double crown
New Delhi:
Chitralekha annexed a double crown when she bagged the women’s singles and girls under-19 singles titles in the J D Tytler Memorial Badminton Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium on Friday. Chitralekha beat Meenakshi 11-2, 11-2 in the women’s singles final while she disposed of Vanshika 11-2, 11-7 to lift the under-19 title.


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