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Future of 100 students in jeopardy
Rohtak, August 5
The future of over 100 students of Sri Baba Mastnath Dental College appears bleak following the withdrawal of recognition by the Dental Council of India and affiliation by the Maharshi Dayanand University.

Faridabad school slams the door in face of pupils
Faridabad, August 5
The career of students and staff of a state government-aided plus two school in Sector-15-A is at stake due to an abrupt closure of their institute after a dispute over the ownership and management of the school.

Teachers protest UGC circulars
New Delhi, August 5
Over a thousand teachers collected outside the UGC today as the Delhi University Teachers’ Association observed a strike and a dharna, to demand the withdrawal of two UGC circulars that seek to increase the teachers’ workload and reduce their numbers.
Teachers protest outside the UGC building on Monday \
Teachers protest outside the UGC building on Monday against two circulars issued by the commission that seek to increase the teachers’ workload and decrease their numbers. — Tribune photo





A model exhibits an outfit designed by Satya Paul at the Lakme fashion show in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Staff sacked by DSGMC move court
New Delhi, August 5
Hundreds of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee employees, including teachers, whose services have been terminated, today demonstrated against the “illegal” action in the Capital and also moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the order of the committee.

Khurana attempts a face-lift
New Delhi, August 5
In a move aimed at rejuvenating the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the state unit president, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, today inducted 12 new faces and retained four, which he hoped would bring the party back in power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, where the Assembly polls are scheduled next year.

Torn asunder by life
Meerut, August 5
The course of true love never runs smooth. One often hears of love-birds ending their life in this region. Some of them even set an example of a bizarre kind. This time, the lover performed the last rites of his beloved as if she were his spouse, and later, jumped in front of a moving train.


Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Abrar Ahmed‘India is world’s sole licit producer of opium’
OR Abrar Ahmed, Zonal Director, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Delhi, working in the bureau and often conducting raids to nab the traffickers has been an interesting job. But Ahmed, the 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer and a graduate in LLB (Hons), regrets that the bureau is not in a position to function to its fullest potential as it is not equipped with proper facilities.

New chairman Dr Narender Nath. Nath to focus on civic problems of trans-Yamuna
New Delhi, August 5
Even 8-years after the formation of the Trans-Yamuna Development Board, it has yet to get an office of its own. It is shear apathy from the Government side, said Dr Narender Nath, the newly appointed chairman of this board. Prior to him, Dr A.K.Walia, was the chairman of this board for about 3 years. Due to heavy ministerial workload, Dr A.K.Walia could not give much time to this job.

Upset by rumblings, BJP dissolves two units
Ghaziabad, August 5
The UP state chief of the BJP, Mr Vinay Katiyar, has dissolved the Ghaziabad and Baliya party units. This has reportedly been done due to the poor performance of the party in the Assembly polls and the alleged indiscipline in its ranks. Observers have been appointed for organising new executive committees by the party chief.

NHRC urged to help trace 8 missing youths
Ghaziabad, August 5
Eight persons were picked up from Amirpur Nagola village in Hapur by police force which came in four jeeps at mid-night about a week ago. The youths have not returned to their village so far and the villagers do not know in which police station they are staying.

Educational society restrained from increasing fee
Rohtak, August 5
The District Court, Rohtak, has restrained the Saini Education Society here from increasing its life membership from Rs 100 to Rs 500.

Goel wants computers in ‘madrasas’
New Delhi, August 5
Observing the need to raise the level of literacy among the minorities, Member of Parliament from Chandhi Chowk and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Vijay Goel on Monday said he wanted computers to be made available in the madrasas of his constituency.

Four killed in car-truck collision
Ghaziabad, August 5
Four persons travelling by car died when their vehicle hit a truck, which had slowed down at a speed-breaker, near Sakeda village on the national highway at 11 pm on Saturday. The fifth occupant of the car was critically injured. According to the police, the car was carrying five persons from Sadarpur (Bahadurgarh) to Hapur.

Rousing reception for Justice Mittal
Rewari, August 5
Justice Satish Kumar Mittal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was given a rousing reception by judges of the local courts as well as members of the District Bar Association, on his arrival here.

Justice H. R. Khanna (Retd) being felicitated by Mr F. S. Nariman, Mr Lalit Bhasin and Mrs Neena Bhasin in the Capital.

Justice H. R. Khanna (Retd) being felicitated by Mr F. S. Nariman, Mr Lalit Bhasin and Mrs Neena Bhasin in the Capital.

4 arrested for planning dacoity
Faridabad, August 5
The police have arrested four persons on charges of planning dacoity. The accused, identified as Ibrahim, Jakir, Saleem and Subhash, were nabbed from a spot near Lakadpur village. A country-made revolver and a knife were reported to have been recovered from them. In another incident, a young girl residing in a Jhuggi colony near Agra canal here was burnt when a heap of industrial wastes caught fire. She has been admitted to a hospital.
  • Thefts committed

  • Family looted

  • Power connections

  • Deaddiction camp

  • Cyclist crushed

  • Blood donation


Trader’s house ransacked, cash, jewellery looted 
New Delhi, August 5
At least half a dozen armed desperadoes intruded into the Lok Vihar house of a Sadar Bazar trader, Mr Ved Prakash Gupta, and after locking him and his family in a room, escaped with Rs 50,000 cash and some jewellery in the early hours of this morning. However, the family was not harmed, the police said.

  • Criminals held

  • Minor rescued

  • One killed

Fatal attraction


Immigrants told to go through legal channels
Noida, August 5
People wishing to settle in Australia, New Zealand and Canada have been advised to use the legal channel. They should go through the legal channel, says Mr Kuldip Singh, an advocate in immigration business.


‘B-schools must meet new challenges in WTO regime’

New Delhi, August 5
Over 1400 diplomas and five fellowships were awarded to graduates at the All India Management Association-Centre for Management Education Convocation, 2002, here today.

Delhi hosts the All India Management Association-Centre for Management Education Convocation, 2002. 

Delhi hosts the All India Management Association-Centre for Management Education Convocation, 2002.

‘Black Day’ observed by NSUI
New Delhi, August 5
The Delhi State NSUI observed “Black Day” against the recent sexual assault on a girl student in the Delhi University campus today. The NSUI took out a procession in the North campus of the Delhi University demanding a compact campus, setting up of gender sensitisation committee and above all, the arrests of the culprits. Mr Anil Choudhary, state president of Delhi state NSUI, led the procession from ‘Kranti Chowk’ to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

Gurgaon law college deadlock persists
Gurgaon, August 5
The students of the Maharshi Dayanand University National Law College continued with their mass strike today. The students did not relent even after the university removed Prof L.C.Dhingra from the post of director of the college.

Toppers of board exams to be honoured
Rohtak, August 5
The Haryana Education Minister, Mr Bahadur Singh has announced that the students excelling in Class X (matric) and XII (ten plus two) would be honoured at state level functions. He was speaking as the chief guest at a function organised by the Department of Higher Education at All India Jat Heroes Memorial College here this morning.


Lasik surgery ‘safe’ for Indian eyes
New Delhi, August 5
The Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) and the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) today declared ‘Lasik ’ as safe for Indian eyes. Addressing a press conference here today, the DOS and IIRSI pointed out that Lasik was a safe option, but conceded that strict criteria should be followed before the selection of patients for the surgery.


Mamta Kharab: Born talentedMamta’s touch in Commonwealth hockey
Rohtak, August 5
The parents, friends and well-wishers of Mamta Kharab, continued to celebrate for the second day in succession the golden deeds of the golden girl of Indian women hockey team, which clinched the crown at the 17th Commonwealth Games concluded on Sunday at Manchester.

Delhi Division retain soccer title
New Delhi, August 5
Defending champions Delhi Division beat last year’s runners-up Headquarters Division 3-2 to retain the Northern Railway Inter-Division Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

JOIN US: Promoting the jogging concept with a new range of athletic shoes.

‘New Balance’ to promote jogging concept
New Delhi, August 5
“New Balance”, a prime selling US athletic shoes, launched recently in India, has chalked out a strategy under the “join us” to promote the jogging concept among all age groups in India.

Delhi Audit to take on Zakir Hussain College
New Delhi, August 5
Holders Delhi Audit will take on Zakir Hussain College in the opening match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Institutional Football League Championship, starting at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. The match will start at 2.15 pm.

Garden City to host pro golf
New Delhi, August 5
Professional gold will return to the Garden City of Bangalore with the Hero Honda Open South 2002. The second leg of the 2002-03 Golf Tour will commence on Wednesday, with a pro-am, followed by the main event, scheduled from August 7 to 10.

Akash, Hanshit star for St. Marks School
New Delhi, August 5
Akash Chauhan blasted a masterly 81 runs studded with ten fours and two sixes and Hanshit Singh hit a quickfire 67 as St. Marks School, Meerabagh, defeated Vardan Cricket Club by 197 runs in the Jayanti Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.


Musical chairs hamper Noida development
Noida, August 5
Frequent transfers in UP during the last three months have so demoralised the IAS and IPS cadre officers that some of them keep their bag and baggage always packed, for no one knows when the next marching orders come a-knocking.

Survey to assess drought damage 
Faridabad, August 5
The district administration has started survey work (Girdowry) in the district to detect the loss caused by the draught and to determine the compensation tobe paid to the farmers.


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