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BJP presence irks Badal faction
‘Sinful sale’ of DSGMC land to government
New Delhi, January 10
The construction of a parking lot opposite Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is turning into a game of political one-upmanship between the Akali factions, putting the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal)’s alliance with the BJP in a quandary.

Brrrr.... Delhi is still shivering
New Delhi, January 10
The Capital continued to shiver as it recorded the season’s coldest night. The mercury touched a low of less than four degree Celsius. The meteorological office said that the temperature recorded the previous night was 3.5 degree Celsius, which is four degrees below normal.

Safer ride for eves in radio taxis
New Delhi, January 10
Glad tidings! Women passengers in the Capital and NCR region need not worry about errant taxi drivers, molestation and rape in moving vehicles, thanks to the Global Positioning System installed in the Mega Cab’s Radio taxis which promises to give women, elderly people and others an efficient and safe ride.

Aishwarya Rai at Delite theatre
Aishwarya Rai at Delite Theatre in the Capital. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Metro Rail or political roller-coaster?
New Delhi, January 10
The introduction of the Metro Rail at the end of 2002 is a welcome news. But it might soon become a costly gimmick, and a matter of political skulduggery, if the intended results are frittered away at the first available political opportunity.

Gurdwara in Tihar jail?
New Delhi

The issue of religious freedom of Sikh prisoners got an impetus today with the National Commission for Minorities asking the Tihar Jail authorities to set up a Gurdwara inside the Asia’s biggest prison.



Industry lukewarm, but not DFC: Saathi
New Delhi, January 10
Finance Minister Mahinder Singh Saathi says the Delhi Financial Corporation cannot be faulted if there are not many takers for the newly developed industrial plots in Narela and Bawana.



Haryana Vikas Party vows to form next government
Bhiwani, January 10
Undaunted with the chilly weather, the youth wing of the Haryana Vikas Party held a rally at local Neki Ram Sharma chowk today and called upon the people to strengthen the hands of HVP supremo Bansi Lal to form the next government.

Chautala sore over illegal water connections
Bhiwani, January 10
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, directed the public health functionaries to remove unauthorised water connections immediately so that adequate drinking water could be available to the people.

Cold wave snuffs out three lives

The cold wave sweeping North India and UP has claimed the lives of three persons at Bilaspur town in Dankaur. While one old man fell from a moving train and crushed under its wheels.

Income tax raid on ‘Charak’ godowns
Ghaziabad, January 10
The income tax department conducted raids on the Chinkbarpur Road godowns of an Ayurvedic firm, ‘Charak’, in Sahibabad. According to the income tax department sources, simultaneous raids were conducted in Charak offices and godowns in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Allahabad, Nagpur, Pune, Hyderabad, etc.

last ritesI
have read with interest O P Sharma’s letter in the NCR Tribune (December 7), regarding the fleecing of patients by private hospitals/nursing homes in Faridabad-Ballabgarh area. In this connection, I would like to refer to the news report appearing in the Sunday Tribune (December 15), under the headline ‘Regulatory body for private hospitals, nursing homes soon’.

A Delhi court today postponed the remand hearing of Hardev Singh, who was arrested yesterday following the seizure of a python and wildlife trophies A Delhi court today postponed the remand hearing of Hardev Singh, who was arrested yesterday following the seizure of a python and wildlife trophies from his farmhouse in Mehrauli, to January 13 as the accused has been admitted to AIIMS after health problems.
The prosecution today submitted an application in the wildlife court of P. K. Jain for remanding the accused, one of the proprietors of a five star hotel on Janpath, in judicial custody. Since the accused was not present in the court and was admitted to the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit last night, the judge postponed the next hearing to Monday.
On the defence side, two applications were submitted, one for interim bail and the other for regular bail. Counsel Promod Dubey pleaded with the judge to consider them on health grounds.
A large number of people had gathered in the court to have a glimpse of the wildlife trophies. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Village society land freed from encroachers
Noida, January 10
The Javer development block registered a case with the police against the people who had illegally occupied a piece of land. The land belonged to the village society (Gram Sabha), according to a report. Though the occupants have been evicted, the police have yet to take any accused in custody.


Former Prime Minister I . K. Gujral presenting the 2003 IMM Award
Former Prime Minister I . K. Gujral presenting the 2003 IMM Award for Excellence to the Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab & Sind Bank, Mr N. S. Gujral.

Two killed in mishaps on GT Road
Sonepat, January 10
A man, Kasim Singh, was killed on the spot when he was hit by a speeding car on the GT Road, near Rai village, about 13 km from here, on Thursday night.

Lift technician gets crushed, dies
New Delhi, January 10
A lift technician who was in the midst of repairing a lift which had developed a technical snag in New Minto Road Hostel died last night when he was caught between the doors when the lift suddenly started moving upwards. He got crushed in the process.

Old age pension of nine cancelled
Noida, January 10
After reviewing the progress of the work in Ambedkar village Jainpur and the distribution of loans for development projects, Bulandshahar District Magistrate Uma Dhar Trivedi has ordered the cancellation of old age pension to nine citizens. Jainpur village in Gulawathi Development block was selected as an Ambedkar village during 1990-91.



Youth nabbed for brothers’ murder
Rohtak, January 10
The Sampla police today arrested a youth who had allegedly murdered two brothers of Behrana village recently. The accused, Pradeep, of Kasrainti village reportedly confessed to having committed the murder of Anil and Sunil with the help of his accomplice Manoj of Bohar village.



Students in a pickle as power plays truant
Jhajjar, January 10
The worsening power situation in the entire district, especially in the rural areas, is becoming unbearable for the people. The unending power cuts have been causing problems galore to common people as almost all domestic tasks come to a grinding halt in the absence of electricity.

No common holiday pattern in schools
Faridabad, January 10
Every school in this town seems to be having its own set of norms for observing holidays and giving breaks during the academic session. While this is not evident in the state government-owned schools, the situation in a majority of private schools is confusing.

CA results on Jan 13
New Delhi, January 10
The result of the final (old and new syllabus), foundation and PE-1 examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India held in November, 2002, would be declared on January 13, according to a press release.


Sarpanch gets three-year jail term
Jhajjar, January 10
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sanjeev Jindal, sentenced three persons, including the Sarpanch of Kheri Khummar village, to three years’ imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 6000 each on them.



Avoid coming out in cold, heart patients advised
Sonepat, January 10
Dr Ramesh Batra, an eminent cardiologist, has advised heart patients to save themselves from the severe cold and remain indoors in the foggy weather conditions. Speaking at the annual function of the Haryana’s first cardiac catheterisation laboratory, Batra Cath Lab, here last evening, he said that the heart patients should not take bath in cold water as it caused heart troubles, which obstruct the flow of blood to the heart.

Escorts centre opens in Faridabad
Faridabad, January 10
The Vice-President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, has stressed upon the need of improving the health and medicare infrastructure in various parts of the country to provide the best possible medical services to people.



Delhi Zone bag basketball crown at PNB meet
New Delhi, January 10
Delhi Zone edged out Punjab Zone 38-29 to bag the basketball crown in the 20th All-India PNB Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh stadium on Friday. Bhupinder Thakur (15) and Sumit Bhatia (18) were the top scorers for Delhi. Pradip Kapoor chipped in with 11 points for Punjab.

A kabaddi match between Rajasthan Zone and West UP Zone in progress
A kabaddi match between Rajasthan Zone and West UP Zone in progress during the All-India PNB Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Friday. 

Super Star Club trounce Delhi Eaglets by 60 runs
New Delhi, January 10
Super Star Club trounced Delhi Eaglets by 60 runs in the seventh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College ground, Pitampura. Durga Prasad, who scored 41 and took two wickets for 16 runs for Super Star, was declared the Man of the Match.

Amity to hold benefit cricket
New Delhi, January 10
Amity School of Insurance and Actuarial Science will organise a benefit cricket tournament at the Amity Campus, Sector 44, on January 12, in which former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev will be the star attraction.

IG Stadium enter semi-final
New Delhi, January 10
Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium defeated Delhi Eaglets by 87 runs and entered the semi-final of the third Shakuntala Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the East Point school ground, Vasundhara.


MCD told to share property tax revenue with RWAs
New Delhi, January 10
The Delhi High Court today asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to consider sharing property tax revenue with the resident welfare associations for providing assistance or incentives in keeping the city clean.

Those throwing garbage to be challaned
Sonepat, January 10
The Sonepat Municipal Council has decided to challan shopkeepers and residents who are found throwing filth and garbage after 9 am in markets and other residential localities in the city.Top

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