Tuesday, September 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Four teenagers killed in accidental fire
New Delhi, September 29
Four children were killed in a major fire that broke out this afternoon in a house in Chandernagar in East Delhi. The police said the house, no E-24, in Chandernagar belonged to Prem Kumar who lived on the first floor.
The grieving mother of the three children who were killed in the fire in their house in Chander Nagar in East Delhi
The grieving mother of the three children who were killed in the fire in their house in Chander Nagar in East Delhi  on Monday morning.
— A Tribune

Parents ask HUDA to rein in schools
Faridabad, September 29
The Faridabad Abhibhawak Ekta Manch here, a registered body of parents of school students, has asked the authorities to rein in the management of various private and public schools which are flouting the norms and commercialising school education. The manch has shot off a missive to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) Administrator here, asking the latter to allow it to be represented in every action taken vis-a-vis the schools.


Decomposed body found in high security zone 
New Delhi, September 29
A decomposed body of a nude woman was found in a high-security VIP area, in the vicinity of the Presidential estate, in the Capital today. The decomposed body of the woman in her early twenties was found opposite gate No 29, Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the Ridge area.

A boy points out the spot where the decomposed body of a naked woman was found in the Capital on Monday. — A Tribune
A boy points out the spot where the decomposed body of a naked woman was found

When counsellors need counselling
Rohtak, September 29
A large number of candidates, along with their parents, staged a dharna and shouted slogans against the Pt B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences administration in protest against the ‘mismanagement’ and ‘irregularities’ during the counselling process for admission to MBBS and BDS courses today.

Newcomer Amitabh Dayal with co-star Anoop Soni
Newcomer Amitabh Dayal (left) with co-star Anoop Soni, who are in the Capital to promote their forthcoming film Kagaar — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

BEAUTY TREATMENT: A model getting a makeover during a Bridal Asia exhibition 
in the Capital on Monday.
— Photo by Kamal Singh 

Three die as  van hits  stationary truck
Ghaziabad (Hapur), September 29
Three members of a family, besides the driver, were killed when their Maruti van hit a stationary truck on the Modinagar road and bypass crossing. Two others were injured.

Gangsters back with vengeance in Western UP
Meerut, September 29
More than a dozen incidents of murder, abduction, robbery, extortion and bank dacoity in the past 25 days have proved that the police force has failed to turn the heat on gangsters. Transfers on a large scale and the arrival of new officials, who are still getting to know the district, are proving to be an impediment for the police force. The gangsters are also taking advantage of these imponderables.

Newly married woman shot at outside restaurant 
New Delhi, September 29
A newly married woman was shot at near a restaurant in Sadar Bazar by an unidentified man on Sunday evening. She was later admitted to a nearby hospital, where she was operated upon.

Save Ganga: DPS kids take the plunge
New Delhi:
Pained by the tragic state of the Yamuna, schoolchildren have taken the onus of cleaning and saving the river from further deterioration. Students of various branches of Delhi Public School began work on saving the Yamuna through their participation in the campaign ‘Ahavan’, started by the Delhi Public School (DPS) Society in association with the Times Foundation.


DVB privatisation: Mukhi seeks Sheila’s resignation
New Delhi, September 29
The Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Professor Jagdish Mukhi, demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in view of the CAG report pointing out grave irregularities committed by the Delhi Government in privatisation of the DVB.

‘Anti-Kiloi’ remark of Chautala decried
Rohtak, September 29
Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former minister and spokesman, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee today organised public meetings at Basantpur, Brahmanwas, Sarai Nasirpur Kupa and Chamarian villages of Kiloi region to mobilise people against a recent ‘derogatory’ statement made by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala against the residents of Kiloi.

Soil being used to fill craters on  roads, adds to dust, haze 
Faridabad, September 29
Even as residents are waiting for the authorities to take up repair and reconstruction works of the roads damaged during the monsoon rains, the dust pollution in the area has become yet another major concern for the people.

Arrangements in place for purchase of paddy
Sonepat, September 29
The district administration has made adequate arrangements for the purchase of paddy from the growers in this district at the support price fixed by the Union Government.

Schemes to solve housing shortage  in Haryana
Sonepat, September 29
The Haryana Housing Board has drawn up new schemes for the towns of Panipat, Karnal, Ambala, Hisar, Rohtak and Faridabad to meet the housing problem. According to a report, in view of the problem of land scarcity, particularly in the towns like Panchkula, Faridabad and Gurgaon, the board has realised the necessity of vertical development of housing stock under the Group Housing Schemes.

Disruption in water supply: Sunday holiday goes for a toss
Sonepat, September 29
Water supply in the old section of the city remained disrupted for most part of the day due to the bursting of a water pipeline in Chhota Halwai Hatta. The residents, particularly the women, were severely troubled, as they had to fetch water from distant places to meet their requirements. The need for water was severely felt today as Sunday being a holiday, most of the family members remained at home.

Kailash SatyarthiFACE TO FACE
A crusader's journey
or 48-year-old Kailash Satyarthi, now an internationally recognised name, life began in obscurity in a small village in Vidisha. When he was barely 12 years old, he was particularly moved by the condition of a large number of children who had to abandon their studies because of financial constraints.

Decks cleared for release of new tubewell connections
Rohtak, September 29
The Haryana Power Distribution Corporations (UHBVN and DHBVN) would purchase one lakh poles and 12,000 transformers of 25 KVA capacity with a view to releasing pending tubewell connections.

Mahakirtan of ‘Shabad Vani’
New Delhi:
To celebrate the 400th year of Prakashotsav of Guru Granth Sahib, a Mahakirtan of ‘Shabad Vani’ will be held on October 1 from 6 pm to 6 am at ‘Karam Singh Ka Dera’, Rashid Market, Jheel in Trans-Yamuna area. The Kirtan will be organised by Sant Roshan Singh ‘Maskeen’ and Sant Phuman Singh of the Dera Baba Karam Singh Committee.

Youth commits suicide
Sonepat, September 29
A youth Jasbir Singh of Sewli village who was admitted to the Civil Hospital here on Saturday after taking sulphas tablets in his house, died in the hospital here yesterday.
  • Wrestling match
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  • Shot fired in jail


Woman killed as gun goes off accidentally 
New Delhi, September 29
A 38-year-old woman was killed when a .315-bore gun of her brother went off accidentally in her house in Kotla Mubrakpur this morning. The police said that the deceased Sansar found her younger son Bhanu (13) fiddling with the gun.


Teaching work suspended till Oct 9 in varsity
Meerut, September 29
There was considerable tension on the CCS University Campus after incidents of violence on Friday. The tension heightened with the students and their leaders demonstrating outside the V-C’s office; they were seeking the release of students detained in the police station.


Preventive aspects of trauma stressed
New Delhi, September 29
A two-day international conference on critical care of trauma management, organised by the Department of Anaesthesiology and the Department of Critical Care of Ganga Ram Hospital, concluded with the address of Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma at India Habitat Centre today.


Raisina, Simla Youngs in semis
New Delhi, September 29
Raisina Sporting and Simla Youngs moved into the semi-finals of the Lt. Governor’s Cup Prize Money Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Raisina Sporting upset Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division League champions Indian Air Force, New Delhi 2-1 while Simla Youngs scored a 5-3 victory against New Delhi Heroes.

Hero Honda Masters Golf to return to Delhi
New Delhi, September 29
The Hero Honda Masters Golf Tournament, a prestigious stop on the Asian PGA Tour, will return to the Delhi Golf Course when the tournament will be held from November 6 to 9.

Preeti, Nupur drive to glory
New Delhi, September 29
Driver Preeti Jain and navigator Nupur Jain raced to the first position in the ‘Drive With Insight Challenge’, an all-women car rally with visually impaired navigators, held in the Capital on Sunday.

Navigator Nupur Jain and driver Preeti Jain, who finished first in the all-women car rally, with their trophies.
Navigator Nupur Jain and driver Preeti Jain, who finished first in the all-women car rally

Satish hattricks for Ganga School
New Delhi, September 29
Satish scored a fine hattrick as Ganga School, Hiran Kudna trounced Guru Harkishan Public School, Vasant Vihar 8-1 and entered the quarter-final of the Swabhiman Sports Festival. Anup and Praveen were the other scorers.

Shastri Club advance in Solanki cricket
New Delhi, September 29
Half centuries by Rajan Gupta and Gaurav Chabra and deadly bowling by Ravi Dixit helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat Youngsters Club by 73 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Jailal Solanki Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground.

Noida College lift handball title
New Delhi, September 29
Noida College of Physical Education defeated DAV College, Muzaffar Nagar 12-10 to claim the Charan Singh University Inter-College Women’s Handball Championship at Muzaffarnagar.

Ravindra School enter quarter-final
New Delhi, September 29
Ravindra Public School, Pitam Puram defeated Sardar Patel Vidyalaya by eight wickets and entered the quarter-final of the 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament, organised by the Cambridge Foundation.

Sareen named in Vizzy Trophy panel


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