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Sheila has a recipe for traffic woes
Prefers a high capacity bus system to metro
New Delhi, January 20
The option of introducing a High Capacity Bus System in order to solve the increasing problems of transportation in the Capital should be seriously considered, since it would cheaper than a metro system and just as effective, according to Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs Sheila Dikshit.

Garh Mukteshwar: A holy city in the making
Ghaziabad, January 20
The Garh Braj Ghat Development Project is making headway and the holy city will soon start taking visible shape. Dr Ramesh Chand Tomar, Ghaiziabad MP and Chairman of the Lok Sabha Housing Committee, disclosed that the work of beautification of the Garh Mukteshwar Braj Ghat is proceeding apace. 

MLAs air their grievances, but not before Chautala
Faridabad, January 20
While the BJP MLA from Mewla Maharajpur constituency here, Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar, chose to stay away from the monthly meeting of the district grievances and redressal committee held here today, a former minister and MLA from Palwal, Mr Karan Singh Dalal, alleged that he was not invited to the meeting.




Models displaying eco-friendly outfits designed by NIFT students at a fashion show organised by Ford during the 6th Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan on Sunday.—  Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.

After the elusive monkey man, experience the real thing
New Delhi, January 20
Having been traumitised by the elusive and mysterious monkey man last year, the residents of three neighbouring colonies of Vivek Vihar, Jhilmil Colony and Shahdara in East Delhi are facing the real thing. A gang of four ferocious monkeys has virtually unleashed panic among the residents, attacking all and sundry without provocation. So far, they have left a trail of 25 injured, including women and children.

Now, polio drops at doorstep
New Delhi, January 20
After getting as many parents as they could to bring their newborn to the vaccination centres, health workers will now be taking the polio drops to the infants. According to Health Minister Dr AK Walia, the nuanced approach is targeted to achieve 100 per cent immunisation by making the drops available to children not covered still after the third phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme concluded on Sunday.


Nagar kirtan evokes huge response

New Delhi, January 20
Members of the Sikh community and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today took out a procession (nagar kirtan) in connection with the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Devotees celebrate on the eve of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

She notches success of a verse kind

Faridabad, January 20
Nineteen-year-old Sukhda Dhanda of Faridabad is ecstatic. Some of her poems have been chosen by, a website of the International Library of Poetry of United States of America (USA), to be included in the poetry album to be released and distributed worldwide this year.

Sonepat thirsting for water
Sonepat, January 20
The drinking water supply and sewerage system in this fast-growing industrial city and a district headquarters in Haryana seem to have collapsed due to inefficient working of the Public Health Department.

Enhanced house tax stayed
Faridabad, January 20
The recovery of house tax by the municipal authorities here has come to a standstill following the recent decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to grant a stay on it at the enhanced rates.

Undertrial dies under mysterious circumstances
Noida, January 20
An alleged criminal, Vinode, who was arrested by the Jarcha police and lodged in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad, died at MMG Hospital, Ghaziabad last night under mysterious circumstances. Another suspect lodged with him is also admitted to the hospital in an unconscious state.

Smart cards for senior citizens from April 1
New Delhi, January 20
Smart Cards that promise benefits for senior citizens would become available from April 1, 2002. The Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, today said that special counters would be set up for the old persons at all Delhi Government hospitals for facilitating their treatment. 

Train passengers looted
Sonepat, January 20
The Government Railway Police (GRP) have launched a massive hunt to apprehend the unidentified armed miscreants who had looted passengers of the 4648 (down) Flying Mail between Sonepat and Delhi on the night of January 18.
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Three of robbers’ gang nabbed
New Delhi, January 20
The North-West district police have arrested three persons who were allegedly involved in the Ashok Vihar robbery and claimed to have busted a gang of burglars. The police seized eight wristwatches, gold and diamond jewellery, including chains, necklaces, bangles and button-actuated knives, from them.

Case against ASI for beating up shopkeeper
Rohtak, January 20
The Police have registered a case against an ASI, two cops and three wine contractors on the charge of hrassing a shop keeper and snatching Rs 17,000 from him. The case was registered last evening, following directions by a local court.


Harvester that filters oil from run-off water
EverythingAboutWater Pvt Ltd launches rainwater harvester based on a European design that ensures a larger quantum of recharge. It uses pressure filters for filtering the rainwater run-off before it is discharged into the ground water aquifer. For collecting the run-off from roads and other surfaces that have vehicular traffic, it provides an add-on oil and grease trap that separates the mobile fluids from the run-off waters.


Teachers from Down Under get a taste of the East

Seventeen teachers from Down Under recently had a glimpse of the colourful East. As a part of the India-Australia TEACH programme, a group of teachers from Australian schools had come to India. These visitors were invited to attend a Lori function at the residence of Mr. S.S. Minhas, Principal of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Vasant Vihar. 

The teachers from Australia tap their feet to the rhythm of Giddha and Bhangra

Shift the emphasis from IQ to EQ
AST Tuesday I was shocked to read about eight-year-old Arihant Jain’s suicide in the papers. A student of class three, he did not want to return to his residential school. This incident should ring alarm bells in the minds of all academicians and social scientists.


Academics take precedence over sports
New Delhi, January 20
The burden of academics is driving school children out of sports fields. Very few parents now encourage their children to participate in school sports. Parents who are obsessed with cricket, tennis, and to some extent golf, force their wards to take to these sports, but with the sole aim of making the kids instant celebrities. 

Moonlight record first victory in DSA League
New Delhi, January 20
Former league champions Moonlight Club recorded their first victory when they edged past Sivananda New Delhi Heroes 2-1 in a Group A preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

Ojasvi, Aditya shine for Salwan
New Delhi, January 20
A stroke-filled 79 by Ojasvi Gulati and deadly bowling by Aditya Sharma (4/39) helped Salwan Public School (Morning) beat Bal Bharti Public School by six wickets in the fifth Reebok R R Gymkhana Inter-School (Under-16) R P Jain Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Winner’s Ground.

Delhi school struggle to beat Rae Bareli in Nehru Hockey
New Delhi, January 20
Shah Satnamji Boys School, Sirsa (Haryana) trounced Goda Varma Raja Sports School, Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala) in the 30th Nehru-Nestle Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Sunday. 


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