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No one aware of polio drive here despite TV hype
Parmindar Singh

Noida, April 3
Just two drops of life! Take your child to the nearest polio booth, and that is all—so goes the refrain of a TV ad.

However, most people in the district do not know where the booth has been set up or what is the day and timing of the polio campaign.

The authorities have not publicised the event. No banners or posters have been displayed anywhere. No announcement over the public address systems has been made either.

The district health department should have gone all out to make the campaign a success. On the earlier occasion, even messages through wall paintings, three wheelers etc were being flashed, but not this time.

Lack of publicity will affect attendance at the polio booths this time.

According to Dr C.R. Gaur, in charge of the campaign, publicity material, a total of 750 booths have been set up and 518 teams will go from door to door on April 5 to administer polio drops to the newborns. Some 220 teams in Noida, 60 in Dankore, 122 in Bisarekh, 68 in Dadri, 48 in Javer will complete this work.

Besides the health department workers, volunteers of social service organisations, Angan Bari, teachers etc. will also help in this work.

Hepatitis sweeps across Hindon

Ghaziabad: The areas across Hindon are in the grip of Hepatitis A with 24 patients having been confirmed after the pathology lab examinations. Most of the patients are in Vijay Nagar Sectors 11 and 12.

The Chief Medical Officer, Ghaziabad, has ordered lab tests of potable water.

In a blood test done on more than two dozen patients, Hepatitis A has been identified. The liver of most of the patients has been affected. Some of the patients are being treated in Tilak Nursing home.

The actual number of patients is said to be much higher. They are getting treatment in their homes and their blood tests are being done in MMG District Hospital and some other pathology labs in the city.

Hepatitis-A is caused by drinking impure water. The patient has fever, no appetite and the colour of his eyes and urine is pale yellow.

Vijay Nagar in sector-11 is getting polluted water since Holi festival. Nobody bothers to mix chlorine in the water before it is supplied, the residents alleged. Their pleas to the officials of Nagar Nigam have fallen on deaf ears.


BJP fires poll missive, alleges code violation
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3
The BJP has written to the Election Commission (EC) about the alleged violation of model code of conduct by the Sheila Dikshit Ministry and sought appropriate action against the Government of NCT of Delhi. Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly Jagdish Mukhi has said in his letter to the Chief Election Commissioner that the Antyodaya Anna Yojana application forms distributed by the Department of Food and Civil Supplies to people living below poverty line (BPL) carries the photographs of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan.

Mukhi said that the Antyodaya Anna Yojana was a countrywide scheme of the Union Government but by carrying the photographs of the chief minister and her Cabinet colleague, the Sheila Dikshit Ministry was projecting the Antyodaya Anna Yojana as a scheme of the Government of NCT of Delhi. “This completely violates the code of conduct”, Mukhi claimed.

Further, the letter read, the finance minister of Government of NCT of Delhi had made certain statements in his speech during the presentation of Vote-on-Account that violated the model code of conduct. The finance minister is quoted as having said that the per capita income of Delhi had increased and that it was a matter of pride that the per capita income of Delhi is more than double that of the national per capita income. Mukhi said that the finance minister had also mentioned that the per capita Plan expenditure had increased and that it was a matter of pride for all that this was the highest per capita Plan expenditure among the major states in the country.


Carjacking at gun point minutes after passing of CM’s cavalcade
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, April 3
Three armed persons snatched the car of a businessman at gun point near Sector 11 last night. The incident took place near National Highway number Two, from where the cavalcade of the Chief Minister had just passed.

According to the complaint lodged with the police, the incident took place at about 10 pm last night when Sardar Kripal Singh, the owner of a tent house, was on his way to his residence in sector 15 A here from his godown in Sector 11.

Kirpal Singh recounted how the armed men intercepted his Santro car when he was approaching the main road. The criminals whipped out a revolver and asked him to sit on the rear seat; they tried to intimidate him by saying that he could be their next target. They had already killed a person, it was claimed. The victim was, however, dropped near the Bata Chowk and the culprits sped away with the car towards Badarpur border. The police were told that the robbers had even fired in the air to create a scare before fleeing. The police have registered a case. It is reported that the incident took place a few minutes after the CM’s cavalcade passed that way.

Condemning such incidents in the district, the local Congress leader, Ms Sharda Rathaur, alleged that there was a total ‘failure’ of the law and order machinery and claimed that no one was safe even in busy and populated areas.

She remarked that it seemed the police was meant only to supervise the visits of the VVIPs, while the common man seemed to be at the mercy of criminals. It may be recalled that two persons, including an aged woman, had been murdered in two separate incidents about eight days ago in the town. Robbery had been reported to be the main motive. Incidentally, the police have failed to recover another car looted from Noida.

At least three persons lost their lives in separate accidents in the town in the past 24 hours. In the first case, one Surjit Singh, a Railway employee, who had been injured in a road accident on March 27 last, succumbed to his injuries today. In the second incident, a factory worker, identified as Punjab Yadav, was killed after he fell from the rooftop of the factory where he was working last night. The incident took place on the Sohna road. 


Cops strike it rich, 145 stolen colour TVs recovered
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3
The North district police have apprehended one person in the Tri Nagar area and recovered 145 stolen colour televisions from his possession.

The police had received a tip-off that one Vakil Ahmed (35), resident of Okhla, would be coming in a Maruti car (No DL-3CN-7036) with some colour television sets from Rohini via Tri Nagar for selling them in Bhagirath Place.

A trap was laid and the suspect was overpowered; four stolen LG colour television sets were recovered from his possession. During interrogation he told the police that he was bringing the sets from a godown in Alipur. The police subsequently raided the godown and seized an additional 141 television sets. A massive hunt is on for the godown owner, Siraj, a resident of Turkman Gate. It also came to light that the accused was earlier arrested on several occasions in Karol Bagh, Ambedkar Nagar, Panipat and Sonepat.

In another case, the North district police claimed to have arrested two persons and seized 150 cartons of liquor from their possession near railway Akhara on Rohtak road. The accused persons were identified as Jagan Nath (26), resident of Bihar, and Abdul Latif, alias Chutan Bhai (45), resident of Bijnor.

Acting on information that some persons would be heading towards Inderlok from the Azad Market, the police laid a trap on the Rohtak road and spotted a Tata-407 vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, the police recovered 150 cartons of Old Monk rum which was to be exported to UAE.


DDA vice-chief concedes Master Plan is of little use
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3
The vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is drafting the Master Plan, concedes that the document will serve little purpose because it is not in sync with the plan for the National Capital Region (NCR).

Madhukar Gupta, who addressed the CII Delhi State Annual Session and Conference on Saturday, says the Master Plan dwells on the planning for land use and transportation without focussing on perspective planning for a spurt in economic growth.

“The stress should be on integrating synergies between the regional NCR plan and the Delhi Master Plan. This will be vital for sustainability of any planning for Delhi,” Gupta told the hundred-odd delegates from industry, government, industrial- and resident associations.

In his address, Gupta noted that the population of Delhi would have shot up to 2.3 crore (It is 1.3 odd crore today) by 2021; that meant an anticipated demand for one thousand extra million gallons of water per day and 6,500 mega watt of electricity.

The city would also have to devise ways to dispose of 10,000 tonnes of solid waste that will be generated every day. Planning, according to him, should also incorporate suitable short-term measures to cater to annual population growth of five lakh.

Also participating in the conference were EFN Ribeiro, a former chief town planner; KK Paul, Police Commissioner of Delhi; Mark Tully; Bulbul Sharma; and Kalpana Kar, a member of Bangalore Agenda Task Force besides Chairman of CII Delhi State Council Vikram Bakshi.

Three minors in police lock-up for week

Ghaziabad: The Kavi Nagar police have kept three minor boys in a lock-up since last Sunday. The boys had allegedly attempted to steal iron bars.

Six-year-old Raju and his two friends were also beaten up by the police.

An iron merchant caught Raju while he was stealing iron bars in Shastri Nagar and handed him over to the police. The police had reportedly beaten up the boy and asked him the names of his friends. The minor then named 10-year-old Manoj and seven-year-old Irshad as his accomplices. The two were also arrested.

Raju does not know the name and address of his parents. He lives on footpath.

Meanwhile, Manoj’s father Mohinder Mandal of Mohindra Enclave was also arrested. He was accused of stealing ornaments.

The police have not registered the arrest of the boys or Mohinder, nor produced them in a court as required under law. So, the children do not know when they will be released.

According to Mohinder Mandal, the police had visited his house after his arrest and taken away ornaments like chain, anklets etc from his wife.

He has further alleged that the police are demanding Rs 20,000 for his release.


UP Power Corpn indicted for poor service
Our Correspondent

Noida, April 3
The District Consumer Forum has indicted the UP Power Corporation for providing poor service to consumers. The corporation has been found guilty of wrong bills and mentioning incorrect meter numbers on them. In view of a large number of petitions from the consumers, the District Consumer Forum has ordered the power department to resolve the complaints of the consumers within a month. Vivek Sharma, a resident of Sector-27 Noida complained that he had deposited Rs 1,603 for a new electric connection in his office on December 23, 2001. However, power connection was not given despite several reminders.

On his complaint, a meter was installed on March 3, 2002 on Vivek Sharma’s premises and electricity supply started on March 5, 2002. However, the department had sent him a bill from December 23, 2000 to February 25, 2001, giving a wrong meter no. and incorrect electric units.

He had been getting wrong bills many times after that.

Land compensation rate not hiked despite orders

Greater Noida: There has been no follow-up action on Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s assurances made during February that land compensation for farmers has been increased to Rs 300 per sq mt.

According to sources, no government order has so far been issued for authorising this increase. Land compensation is still being made on old rates. As a result, the farmers have not allowed the Greater Noida Authority to take possession of their land.

The GNIDA had started construction of an overhead water tank on Thursday but as soon as farmers came to know of it they rushed to the spot in large numbers and forced the authorities to suspend work.

Villagers of Sakipur and Beradi Chakarsenpur said the Chief Minister, at the time of laying the foundation stone of the power house at Mussori on February 22, had announced the increase in land compensation rates from Rs 234 to Rs 300 per sq mt in Greater Noida but no government order had been issued in this connection.

The secretary of the Kisan Vikas Committee, Mr Surinder Bhatti, declared that farmers would not allow their land to be occupied by the Greater Noida Authority till the order for increase in land compensation rate was received and acted upon.

Farmers alleged the Greater Noida Authority was trying to occupy farmers’ land through treachery. 


Sangwan to start campaign on April 5
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 3
The BJP candidate from the Sonepat Lok Sabha seat, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, will start his election campaign on April 5 in 17 villages of the Rai assembly constituency in this district.

Mr Sangwan visited the villages in the Kailana assembly constituency of this district today and addressed election meetings.

Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister and INLD chief, also addressed an election meeting at Nahri village which was held in support of the party nominee, Mrs Krishna Malik. He appealed to the voters to vote in favour of Mrs Malik who would air their grievances in the Lok Sabha if she was elected to the Lok Sabha.


Dry taps tell a story of negligible water supply
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 3
Dry taps and empty buckets have become a common feature in this city, which has a population of more than two lakh and is a district headquarters in Haryana.

Thousands of residents are being forced to struggle for water since the onset of the summer season. The drinking water crisis, particularly in the old section of the city, has hit the populace hard on account of reduced water supply by the Public Health Department (PHD) without giving any prior notice or assigning any reason.

The residents, however, alleged the officials of the PHD were not inclined to manage the water crisis properly. They said they had repeatedly asked the PHD officials to tell them in advance when the water supply would be made regular so that they could store water.

In a bid to cover up their lapses, the PHD officials have started supplying water in the evening in the old section of the city which is worst hit. The water supply has been made available for barely five minutes only which is described as a bad joke played on the residents. As a result, the buckets remain empty.

The PHD has failed to make arrangements for the supply of drinking water through tankers in the affected areas. It has also not installed any diesel generating set for use in the absence of power supply. The PHD is always dependent on power supply for running electric motors on the main waterworks at Murthal village and the boosting stations in this city.

The Sonepat Municipal Committee had two water tankers but these are used for private purposes. Those manning the water tankers, it is alleged, supply water to those persons who were engaged in the construction of houses and shops.

The Dewan Charitable Trust do an exemplary job of supplying water through tankers to the people of the affected areas in the city.


CITU concern at raw deal to brick kiln workers
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 3
The Lal Jhanda Brick Kilns Mazdoor Union Haryana and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today expressed concern over the fact that the brick kiln workers are not being given the new wages fixed by the state government.

They alleged that the officials of the Labour Department have failed to enforce the labour laws on the brick kilns.

In a joint statement issued here today, Mr Chander Bhan, president of the district unit of the Lal Jhanda Brick Kilns Mazdoor Union and Mr Howa Singh, vice-president of the Haryana Committee of the CITU, stated that the brick kilns owners have denied the wages fixed by the government to the workers despite the fact that the new working season has started.

They said that the Labour Department officials are dutybound to enforce the labour laws on the brick kilns strictly and take action against the errant owners.

Both the leaders warned the district and labour department authorities that the exploitation of brick kiln workers would not be allowed and if the authorities failed to take appropriate action, the workers would gherao the officials and stop the work at the brick kilns.

They also disclosed that a massive rally of workers would be held on April 6 in the city.

A procession would also be taken on that day and a charter of demands presented to the Deputy Commissioner the same day.

Both the leaders also appealed to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, to take note of the exploitation of the workers and direct the district authorities to take action against the brick kilns owners who are violating the labour laws and denying the new wages to them.


Staff to oppose govt move to hand over college to society
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 3
Opposing the government move to hand over the working of the Chhotu Ram Government Engineering College, Murthal, to a society, the Engineering College Employees Union has decided to organise a massive demonstration in Sonepat and hand over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner to be forwarded to the Chief Minister on April 6.

Talking to NCR Tribune today, the union president, Mr Anand Kumar, said by handing over the management of the sole government engineering college in the state to a society the government intention was to privatise it and make education in the college a very costly affair. It would then be beyond the reach of the students from poor and lower middle class families.

Moreover, he said, after the formation of the society the employees and teachers would be enrolled on contract basis and the facilities being given to the working staff would also be curtailed. “The main aim of the society will be to earn profit and it can be possible only by hiking the fees manifold,” he remarked.

He claimed that other karamchari sangathans, teachers, college students and even wardens of the students had assured the union of their participation in the protest on April 6. He also recalled that the union had handed over a memorandum of its demands with more than 5,000 signatures to the CM through the DC on February 12 last but there was no response from the government.

In the meantime, a number of office-bearers of various employee unions here have supported the demands of the engineering college employees’ union and even announced that if the government did not accept their demands teams of various unions would go to villages to apprise the people of the government plans to privatise the college.

All is not well in the college as the students of the college had not only staged dharnas in front of the office of the Director and Principal of the college but also blocked the GT Road for redressal of their grievances in the past.


Success means getting your priorities right 

For those aiming at success, it is imperative that they should examine their priorities, their beliefs and attitudes. Think of a teenager who spends a good part of his time in clubs, before television watching cricket or gossiping with friends. You will soon conclude that that person is not likely to succeed in his goal of becoming a doctor or pass the civil service examinations. He may not amount to much because his energies are dissipated in too many directions. These distractions clearly prove to you that the candidate is not willing to pay the price for achieving the goals he or she had set for himself/herself.

While most people dream of success and are quite ambitious, they are not willing to rein in the body or mind which keep wandering from one subject to the other, activated by the desire to find pleasure and avoid pain. This is in keeping with the nature of man and acknowledged by the scriptures. The mind is wayward in its ways and difficult to control. Hence the saying that a man who can exercise self-control is greater than another who takes (conquers) a city.

Gregory Stock, a genetics and biotechnology expert, has written a book, ‘The Book of Questions’. In some ways it is an extraordinary book because it contains only questions and not answers. These questions are designed to probe our very psyche and personality. It is a good guide to go on a self-discovery.

This New York Times bestseller, translated into 17 languages, poses 250 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves. The questions are about our very lives—our fundamental values and beliefs, our dreams and nightmares. Many thrust you into a value-testing hypothetical situation, others ask you about your past to help you find out if you’ve changed; and yet others reveal your basic nature by examining your behaviour.

This book can help us discover areas in our lives, which need correction; it can help us to adopt strategies for our growth by becoming aware of our strengths and weaknesses. A little examination will help us understand that we drift through life, often postpone important decisions and neglect opportunities. It can warn us about attitudes and lifestyles, which are in the end detrimental to our own success. Whether used as an avenue for personal growth or as a tool for deepening relationships, this book can challenge the “escape” mentality and confront us with realities we are only dimly aware.

Some of the questions listed in the ‘Book of Questions’ could reveal to us what we are when we give sufficient thought. Have you specific goals in life? If so, have you got a plan of action? If we are simply drifting we must have the honesty to admit it and set things right soon.

What are you seeking from life? What are you fighting for? Money? Power? Knowledge? Security? Love? Worldly pleasures? We may be looking for success in one of these areas unconsciously. It is vital that we examine our real goal in the light of the ethics we believe in. Thereby we can make necessary corrections in the direction of our life and avoid regrets later on.

Look at another question: Do you act always according to what you profess? Will you judge yourself using the same criterion you use in the case of others? Can you be tempted with money and gifts? Answers should reveal the level of our integrity.

What are your bad habits? Have you any plan on how to check them? If you have attended motivational programmes, you may be familiar with the attempt to evaluate one’s strengths and weaknesses.

The questions in the above book can be adapted to individual purposes. Depending on the needs, these questions can be framed by ourselves to meet individual requirements. Let us take up the case of a young man just pursuing studies and wanting to launch into a good career. He must guard against sloth, dissipation of energies in gossip, gluttony and luxury, which might hinder his progress.

Have you hated anyone? How long? Well such questions should open up the aspect of how we relate to others and the pitfalls in that area. It is worth knowing whether we harbour bitterness, resentments, jealousy and pride and thereby, cause hurts to ourselves and others.

He will have to ask himself questions to determine what kind of company he is keeping. Youth is a time when we are driven by whatever yields pleasure for the moment. If anyone allows passions and affections to sway the will, this will be a big obstacle on the road to success. The glutton, the gambler, the drug addict—result from the love of pleasure. Samuel Smiles, in his book, ‘Character’ points out: “In the Bible praise is given not to the person who “taketh a city” but to the stronger man who “ruleth his own spirit.” This stronger man is he who, by discipline, exercises a constant control over his thoughts, his speech and his acts. Nine-tenths of the vicious desires that degrade society, and which, when indulged, swell into the crimes that disgrace it, would shrink into insignificance before the advance of valiant self-discipline, self-respect and self-control.

M .P. K.Kutty 


Motorists, take note. It’s a day for processions today
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram Ji, the Samta Sanwandhak Sangh will undertake a shobha yatra on April 5. The procession will start from Red Fort and pass through Chandni Chowk-Khari Baoli-Naya Bazar-Shradanand Marg–Ajmeri Gate–Kamla Market–Turkman Gate–Delite Cinema and terminate at Samta Sthal, Delhi Gate. The procession is expected to start at around 11 pm. Another procession will be undertaken by the Nishad Raj Samaroh Samiti, Karol Bagh, to celebrate the Nishad Raj Jayanti. The procession will start at around 2 pm from Parade Ground – Esplanade Road – Chandni Chowk – Fateh Puri – Khari Baoli – Sharadanand Marg –Ajmere Gate and terminate at Asaf Ali Marg, Ram Lila Ground.

The Delhi traffic police has made elaborate traffic arrangements for the processions and advised motorists to avoid Chatta Rail, Kauria Bridge, Barshabullah, Pili Kothi, Ajmeri Gate roundabout, Minto Road roundabout, Guru Nanak Chowk and Subhash Marg during the processions.

The traffic police has also made elaborate traffic arrangements for a procession on the occasion of Lord Hanumanji Janmotsav. The procession which starts at around 2 pm will pass through Hanuman Mandir- Esplanade Road – Dariba Kalan – Chandni Chowk – Nai Sarak – Barshabullah – Chawari Bazar – Chowk Haul Qazi – Ajmeri Gate – Shardhanand Bazar – Chowk Naya Bazar – Khari Boali – Fatehpuri – Chandni Chowk – and return to Hanuman Mandir.

The motorists are advised to avoid Red Fort, Town Hall, Jama Masjid, Ajmeri Gate, Pili Kothi and Old Delhi Railway Station during the procession.


Two importers arrested in cheating case
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3
The Economic Offence Wing of the Delhi Police have arrested two persons who were part of an import business for allegedly cheating an export firm of Rs 50 lakh. The persons arrested have been identified as Asit Vasisht and Amit Vasisht. Of these, Amit is the Director of M/s Fare Textiles Trading Company Pvt Ltd and Asit is a partner of a German-based firm.

The duo was arrested by the EOW after a complaint was lodged by Sanjay Gambhir, partner of DD International, Okhla Industrial Area. Sanjay made four shipments containing readymade garments worth about Rs 50 lakh to Germany on the basis of delivery-on-acceptance term. However, in spite of having obtained the delivery of the goods the alleged persons did not remit the sale proceeds of the four consignments exported. The police are further investigating into the matter.

Two auto thieves arrested

With the arrest of two persons, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police claimed to have busted a gang of auto thieves who were active in the city. The police have also recovered two button-actuated knives from their possession. The arrested persons are Prem Singh (20), resident of Mandawli, and Abbu Jalal, a native of Bangladesh.

The two were arrested after the sleuths received information that a gang of auto thieves was active in the Patiala House court complex. The police was also informed that they were operating in connivance with the drivers of the lawyers practising in Patiala House court. The police received information that certain illegal migrants from Bangladesh were committing robberies in the Karol Bagh area. Acting on the tip-off, the police laid a trap and arrested them.

400 kg silver found in parcel

The Vigilance Branch of the Railway Board in coordination with the Delhi Police seized 400 kg silver from the New Delhi Railway Station. Acting on secret information, the Vigilance Branch found 400 kg silver in a parcel that had come for booking on the Ajmeri Gate side.


Three booked for dowry harassment
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 3
The police arrested three persons, identified as Bijender, his father Jaiwant Singh and mother Indrawati in a dowry harassment case after a complaint had been lodged by Mrs Teena of Barwasni village.

According to a report, the arrested persons were produced before Mr A D Gaur, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate yesterday, who remanded them in 14 days’ judicial custody.

Bijender and Jaiwant Singh were sent to the Sonepat District Jail whereas Indrawati was sent to the Mahila Jail at Rohtak.

Teena was married to Bijender on March 24, 2002. She had been tortured physically time and again for not bringing enough dowry. Thereafter, she left her in-laws’ house and started living with her parents.

According to another report, the Sadar police arrested one Dharam Singh, his wife Phoolwati and a son, Sumer of Bhatgaon village in connection with a dowry harassment case registered against them on the complaint of Mrs Neelam, wife of Sunil, a son of Dharam Singh. All the three accused were produced before an Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr A D Gaur, yesterday who remanded them in 14-day judicial custody. Both Dharam Singh and his son Sumer were sent to the district jail of Sonepat whereas Phoolwati was sent to the women’s jail at Rohtak.

It is stated that Neelam was married to Sunil of Bhatgaon village and the in-laws started harassing her for bringing only a motorcycle as marriage portion.

Sunil died on October 25, 2003. Thereafter, she was harassed by the in-laws who sold the motorcycle. Fed up with the torture, she left the house and started residing with her parents.


Bus driver, conductor assaulted
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 3
The driver and the conductor of a private bus were injured seriously when they were attacked by five armed youths on Sonepat-Rohtak Road near Rohat village, about 5 km from here last evening.

The assailants escaped after snatching Rs 10,000 from them.

According to a report, the injured driver and the conductor, identified as Ravinder and Krishan respectively, were rushed to the local civil hospital.

The police have registered a case of assault and launched a hunt to apprehend them.

It is stated that the bus was on its way from Kharkhauda to Sonepat. Three youths, who had boarded the bus at Kharkhauda town, asked the driver to stop the bus near Rohat village. Two other youths, who seemed part of the group, joined them in assaulting the driver and the conductors with hockey sticks and belts. They snatched the cash from the conductor and pushed both of them out of the bus.

Later, when the villagers came to the rescue of the driver and the conductor, the youths fled from the spot.

Life term for murder

The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr J. S. Jangra, convicted four accused, including a woman, and sentenced them to imprisonment for life and imposed fines on them on the charge of murdering one Satish and his wife Sonia on August 18,2000.

According to the prosecution story, the accused were identified as Subhash, Karan Singh, Raj Singh and Sudesh. Subhash was fined Rs 8,500 whereas the other three accused were fined Rs 7,500 each. The case was registered on the complaint of Mr Shriparkash Rathi, father of Sonia.


Magazine is Chairman, CII Delhi State Council
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 3
Anshuman Magazine, Managing Director, South Asia, CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest Real Estate consulting firm, has taken over as Chairman, CII Delhi State Council for the year 2004-2005. He takes over from Vikram Bakshi, Managing Director, McDonald’s India.

Anshuman Magazine’s association with the real estate industry began in 1994. He was instrumental in setting up operations for CB Richard Ellis practice in the Indian subcontinent.

In his current role, Anshuman has led the organisation in a way that resulted in CB Richard Ellis emerging as the largest real estate service provider in India. He has been involved in some of the largest and most prestigious advisory assignments in the post-liberalisation era in India, including the privatisation of the four international airports (across the four metropolitan cities in India) and disinvestment exercise for a portfolio of 26 government-owned hotel property.

During his tenure, he assumed the lead role in assisting a large number of Indian and multinational corporates to establish operations in India. He has been responsible for initiating the asset services and project management functions for the company.

Under his guidance, the CBRE has successfully delivered several projects across India to provide effective real estate solutions for a diverse range of projects.

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