Tuesday, September 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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A half-forgotten pledge comes to haunt Congress
Gurgoan, September 15
An unredeemed promise made by the Congress, to turn Damdama into a model village, has come to haunt it a decade later with the Haryana Vikas Party demanding a clarification on the matter.

Eighth class student ‘raped’ in Saket
New Delhi, September 15
In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old student of Government Secondary School, Saket, was allegedly raped this afternoon. According to sources, the girl, a student of Class 8, had gone to the school to take her examination.

Advani to inaugurate Metro IInd section
New Delhi, September 15

The second section of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Phase-I will now be inaugurated on September 30, two days ahead of schedule by the Deputy Prime Minister as the Prime Minister, who was to inaugurate the section earlier, would be out of the country.

Quibbling over change: Delhi Metro Chairman Madan Lal Khurana at the Trinagar railway station in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal





Chautala defends setting up of Sirsa varsity
Panipat, September 15
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today made it clear that the aim of setting up Ch. Devi Lal University at Sirsa was to recognise the services and contribution rendered by Ch. Devi Lal for the uplift of poor and deprived sections of the society.

Sex workers under the banner of Shakti Vahini sitting on dharna at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday.
Sex workers under the banner of Shakti Vahini sitting on dharna at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

Protestors snap power supply to Hydel Colony
Ghaziabad (Muradnagar), September 15
Livid residents came out in the streets against the erratic power supply in Muradnagar on Sunday. The angry crowd also snapped the power line of Hydel Colony.

When schools shun weak students
Faridabad, September 15
The ‘Abhibhawak Ekta Manch’, Faridabad, has expressed concern over reports that certain public schools affiliated to the CBSE were not showing interest in securing the application forms of students for the Board exams, who fail to get a minimum of 60 per cent marks in their class tests. Worse, many students are forced to appear as private candidates or seek transfer to another school.

42 monuments to be restored
New Delhi, September 15
Embarking on an ambitious project to create another India Gate kind of vista in the national Capital, the Tourism ministry will undertake restoration and conservation of the 42 monumental structures in an integrated manner at tombs of Humayun and Nizamuddin.

Monsoon is in no mood to relent yet
New Delhi, September 15
It pours when it rains… the Capital has experienced the adage thanks to the incessant monsoon showers this year. And with barely a week left for the monsoon season to end, rain in the Capital hardly seems to be in a mood to relent.


Mukund B. KaushalFACE TO FACE
Polished performer

The word  difficult has no place in this man’s dictionary. And he is never tired till he achieves his goal. J. T. Vishnu speaks to Mukund B. Kaushal.
former Delhi Police Commissioner and a former Secretary (Internal Security) in the Union Home Ministry Mukund B. Kaushal, is a busy man these days. After handling the 55,000 strong Delhi Police force, he now speaks the doctor’s language like the white blood and red blood cells.

Dhaba owners ride the gravy train at the cost of passengers
Sonepat, September 15
The nexus between roadside dhaba owners and the Haryana Roadways staff continues to thrive much to the chagrin of the helpless passengers, particularly on the national highways passing through the state.

Railway tracks turn into death traps for careless passengers
Sonepat, September 15
Railway tracks at the Sonepat Railway Station are proving to be a death trap for passengers who carelessly cross over it in order to board trains. According to a report, as many as 52 passengers had been killed during the past year while attempting to cross over in a hurry.

A book on the history of Sikh martyrs, authored by Dr Harjinder Singh ‘Dalgir’, being released in the Capital.
A book on the history of Sikh martyrs, authored by Dr Harjinder Singh ‘Dalgir’, being released in the Capital.

Residents want colonies regularised, threaten stir
Sonepat, September 15
Representatives of 69 residential colonies, declared illegal by the state government, held a joint meeting here yesterday to register their protest against the decision. The meeting described the decision of the government as unjust and unwarranted.

Special Focus on Faridabad
Politicians in a rat race to be invited as chief guests
Faridabad, September 15
Inauguration ceremonies have become a major issue of contention between the politicians of the area. In many ways, the inaugural function has hogged more publicity than the scheme or the venture that is launched.

Seminar on love & brotherhood
New Delhi, September 15
A seminar on ‘Darshan—the Fountain of Mystic Love’ was held in the Capital during the 13th Global Conference on Mysticism being organised at Kirpal Bagh.

HPCC pooh-poohs INLD claim
Rohtak, September 15
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has ridiculed the claim made by the ruling Indian National Lok Dal to field its candidates on around 100 seats each in Rajasthan and Delhi in the Assembly elections slated in November.

MM complains against accused who hurled slippers at him
New Delhi, September 15
A Metropolitan Magistrate has lodged a complaint with the Delhi High Court, the District Judge and the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate that an accused in an Arms Act case threw slippers at him in the open court, thereby obstructing him from doing his duty and stalling the proceedings temporarily, court sources said.

Five held for satta gambling
Sonepat, September 15
The police have arrested as many as five persons on the charge of satta gambling following the alleged recovery of cash and other articles.

Govt to give jobs to 49,000 educated youths: Chautala
Sonepat, September 15
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today reiterated that the government was committed to providing employment to 49,000 educated youths during the current financial year.


Three inter-state robbers held
New Delhi, September 15
The East district police have arrested three inter-state robbers involved in several cases in Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. The gang was known as the Black-Yamaha gang. Whenever they robbed someone, they would open fire to cause a panic in the public.

Four held for robbing armymen
New Delhi, September 15
Four persons who used to rob businessmen and armymen returning home for vacations were nabbed by the North district police. The accused used to pose themselves as auto-drivers.


BHEL honoured for all-round achievements
New Delhi, September 15
Among public and private sector companies in the country, employees of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) have won the maximum number of `Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskars’.



Ration shops case hearing fixed on Oct 13
New Delhi, September 15
A Delhi court has fixed October 13 as the next date for hearing of the ‘disclosure of records’ of ration shops case sought by a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the Delhi Right to Information Act.

Security on court premises to be strengthened
Sonepat, September 15
Taking into consideration the repeated incidents of firing on the court premises of the adjoining districts mainly on the occasions when the undertrials are brought for appearing before the court on the scheduled dates of hearing, the local police administration has decided to beef up the security on the premises by initiating additional precautionary measures.


Shahdara, Air Force brighten semis prospects

New Delhi, September 15
Shahdara and defending champions Air Force, New Delhi brightened their prospects for earning semi-final berths when they scored victories in contrasting styles in Group B Super League matches of the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Air Force and Simla Youngs players battle it out for the ball in a DSA Senior Division Football League match at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Air Force won by a lone goal. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Air Force and Simla Youngs players battle it out for the ball in a DSA Senior Division Football League match at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Air Force won by a lone goal.

Super Six-a-Side Cricket formed
New Delhi, September 15
A Super Six-a-Side Cricket Federation of India has been formed with Dr S. S. Sareen as the executive president. The office-bearers were elected at the first meeting of the federation in Chandigarh recently.

Team TVS steals spotlight on dirt track
New Delhi, September 15
Team TVS Racing took the honours in the hotly-contested Gulf Dirt Track Challenge at Udaipur when they won four out of seven races. The battle for supremacy was fought between Team TVS and Team Yamaha, and TVS emerged triumphant in four races. However, in the most popular foreign motorcycles up to 250cc Group A category, TVS and Yamaha shared the honours. 

Lt. Governor’s Cup Soccer from Sept 25
New Delhi, September 15
Delhi Development Authority will organise the second prize money Lt. Governor’s Cup Football Tournament from September 25 to October 4 at the Ambedkar Stadium. Top 16 club teams of Delhi will participate in the tournament. 

Modern School trounce J D Tytler
New Delhi, September 15
Modern School, Barakhamba Road crushed J D Tytler School by eight wickets in the 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament at the Cambridge Foundation School at Rajouri Garden on Monday.

Saurav to feature in ‘Cricket Show’
New Delhi, September 15
Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly will feature in the ESPN’s “Cricket Show” where, for the first time, a playing captain of a national side will bring an insider’s view to cricket.


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