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GURGAON
Scrap EDC: Chamber
Gurgaon, August 17
The Haryana Government may have agreed to scale down the rate of External Development Charge (EDC), but the Chamber of Industries, which has associates in Udyog Vihar, wants the charge per se to be scrapped. The issue appears to have opened up deep fissures in the industrial community.

Pak flag hoisted in Meerut village
Meerut, August 17
Tension prevailed in Bisela village under Incholi police station when some members of a particular community hoisted a Pakistani flag at a madrasa on August 15. The Ďflag-hoisting ceremonyí was held at Madarsa Islamia Noor ul Islam at 9 am on Wednesday.

Yamuna level rising, but donít be alarmed
Faridabad, August 17
With the water level in the Yamuna rising sharply, following the discharge of about 2.68 lakh cusecs from the Tajewala barrage, the district authorities claimed here today that the situation was under control.

Low-lying areas on the bank of the Yamuna in Delhi were submerged following discharge of water from the Tajewala barrage.
Low-lying areas on the bank of the Yamuna in Delhi were submerged following discharge of water from the Tajewala barrage.
ó Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Advani pep talk puts the fizz back in party ranks
New Delhi, August 17
The one-day political conference, organised by the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here to galvanise its cadre in the run up to the Assembly elections in the National Capital Territory, could not have come at a more appropriate time with some of its ministers at the Centre coming under a cloud and opposition onslaught.

Cong steps up Ďsack Mahajaní campaign
New Delhi, August 17
The Congress today stepped up its campaign for the dismissal of Union Minister Pramod Mahajan who allegedly had a hand in the murder of Indian Express Principal Correspondent Shivani Bhatnagar with top party leaders holding a demonstration in front of his residence here.

Kumar vows to regularise settlements
New Delhi, August 17
The Union Urban Development Minister, Mr Ananth Kumar, today promised to regularise unauthorised residential colonies in Delhi as demanded by the BJP state unit.


Actress and model Aditi
Actress and model Aditi at a press conference in the Capital on Saturday.
ó Tribune Photo

EARLIER STORIES

Arbaaz Khan
Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan at a press conference in the Capital on Saturday.
ó Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

 
  • Reader hangs self

Wanted: An insect-buster for Derawal Nagar
New Delhi, August 17
The residents of A Block, Derawal Nagar, have been going through hell for the past few days. The reason? Strange insects, black in colour, with a deadly bite, which donít even succumb to lethal sprays. It seems they have emerged after the recent rain.

 
COMMUNITY

Govt giving martyrsí kin a raw deal: Hooda
Faridabad, August 17
A former Haryana Minister and Congress party leader, Mr Krishanmurti Hooda, has condemned the alleged change in the attitude of the Chautala government towards the defence personnel, martyrs and their kin in the state.

Haryana to be self-sufficient in power sector? 
Panipat, August 17
Haryana moved a step closer to power self-reliance today with the Minister of State for Power, Ms Jayawanti Mehta, laying the foundation stone of the 7th and the 8th units of 250 MW each of the Tau Devi Lal Thermal Power Station here.

Nitish opens N Rly electric sub-station
New Delhi, August 17
The Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, inaugurated the Northern Railway electric sub-station at Dadri near Delhi on Saturday. The commissioning of the power station is expected to increase the annual saving of the Northern Railway on traction tariff by Rs 16 crore.

Civic body staff refuse to attend CMís rally
Panipat, August 17
The allegation of the Opposition partiesí against the ruling INLD of forcing government employees to participate in its rallies were vindicated today when the employees of the local Municipal Corporation (MC) declined to participate in a rally to be addressed by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, at Kurukshetra.

SEARCH WITHIN
Giving thrust to hunger for world peace
I
f you go and kill a fellow Indian, you become a murderer liable for trial in a court of law, But if an Indian soldier kills a Pakistani soldier in war he is hailed as a hero and vice versa. Most heinous acts and destruction in a civil society will be hailed as heroic and patriotic under conditions of war.

GETTING AWAY
Shekhawati: A reservoir of Indiaís ethereal art
T
he Shekhawati, which means the garden of the Sheikh, is Rajasthanís open-air art gallery. The region is famous for its painted mansions with beautiful frescos. A tour of the city is a veritable education of Indiaís fascinating art. The wall art remains unmatched in the world, as it reveals the glory of the bygone era.

DELHI DIGEST
AIIMS flyover to be opened on Aug 19
New Delhi, August 17
The Delhi Traffic Police said that the first phase of the flyover at AIIMS crossing on
the Ring Road would be thrown open to the public from
August 19.

N.K.JotwaniNew Vice-President for Sindhi Sabha
Noida, August 17
Mr N.K.Jotwani has been elected the vice-president of the UP State Sindhi Sabha for Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad.

Briefly....
Power self-reliance
Panipat: Haryana moved a step closer to power self-reliance today with the Minister of State for Power, Ms Jayawanti Mehta, laying the foundation stone of the 7th and the 8th units of 250 MW each of the Tau Devi Lal Thermal Power Station here.

  • Battered to death
  • 5 kg opium seized

 

CRIME

Farmhouse ransacked, cash, jewellery looted
New Delhi, August 17
Unidentified youths armed with revolvers and knives, robbed cash and jewellery from a farmhouse in Najafgarh area last night. The owner of the farmhouse has been identified as Dr Roshan Lal.

  • 7 robbers arrested

  • Man shot

  • Snatchers held

 
EDUCATION

CBSE to hold conclave on professional development
New Delhi, August 17
The Council of Boards of Secondary Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of HRD, is organising a three-day conference for the professional development of officers of different school education boards in the country from the August 19 to the 21.

19 hurt in student, police clash
Alwar, August 17
At least 19 people, including six policemen and 13 students, were injured in an incident that took place here on Saturday.

Child participants on the Environment Day at VBPS, Noida.Schoolchildren organise tree plantation drive
Noida, August 17
Vishwa Bharati Public School, Noida, celebrated the Vanamahotsava by presenting a unique show of songs and skits, showcasing the importance of preserving the environment.

Child participants on the Environment Day at VBPS, Noida.

Founder-principal cremated
New Delhi, August 17
The founder principal and director of Cambridge Foundation School, Mr Bhram Dutt Verma, was cremated last evening at Punjabi Bagh crematorium. He was 85-year-old.

COURTS

HC gives wake-up call to MCD
Told to clear illegal constructions in Ďurbanisedí villages
New Delhi, August 17
In a significant development, the Delhi High Court has asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to start removing unauthorised constructions in Ďurbanisedí villages by the middle of next week and come out with an action plan for clearing all such encroachments by Tuesday.

CULTURE

United colours of Independence
New Delhi, August 17
Even as the nation is celebrating the 55th year of Independence, there are bondages that refuse to go. It is these bondages, exhibited in a rickshaw pullerís sweat, a drought-hit farmerís suicide and dogs who fight with humans for food in a trashcan, that have been faithfully translated on to the canvas.

 

HEALTH

BODY & MIND
Sensitising bureaucrats, the CCPD way
T
he office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disablilities (CCPD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, organised a workshop in Vigyan Bhavan on Wednesday to sensitise bureaucrats about optimal employment of visually challenged employees.

  • Kapil opens clinic
  • Insulin syringe
  • Apollo to the rescue
  • Herbal toothpaste
  • Seminar on AIDS
  • DMA honours

 

SPORTS

DU clinch Abul Kalam Trophy
New Delhi, August 17
Delhi University ended the undisputed supremacy of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, when they were declared the winners of the coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for excellence in sports among Indian Universities by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • Rockey scores

Ramit Gill shines
New Delhi, August 17
A match-winning all-round performance by Ramit Gill (2 for 18 and 75) helped Maharaja Agarsen Cricket Club defeat Blue Star Club by five wickets and enter the second-round of the Jayanti Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground. Ramit Gill, whose whirlwind knock of 75 contained ten boundaries, was adjudged the man of the match.

Hockey League from Monday
New Delhi, August 17
The Delhi and District Hockey Association will hold the Delhi State Hockey League for institutional teams from August 19 to 26 at Shivaji Stadium.

PNB make merry against BoI
New Delhi, August 17
Punjab National Bank made merry against Bank of India to slam in six goals without reply in a Group A match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.

  • Nivia Academy win
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