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Youths go berserk during recruitment drive
Meerut, February 7
Chaos prevailed in the city today as more than 10,000 aspirants for the Tripura State Armed Police went on a rampage. There was total mismanagement at the recruitment ground. 

Immolation threat by ’84 riots widows
New Delhi, February 7
Distressed over the apathetic attitude of the authorities, the widows of 1984 riots have decided to immolate themselves to highlight their plight.

Dogged by dowry demands, man pumps bullets into son-in-law
Meerut, February 7
A middle-aged exporter shot dead his son-in-law with his licensed 9mm pistol and surrendered in the Bulandshahr city kotwali. The murder took place at 5.30 p.m. 

— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Cops foil busjack bid, spate of robberies in North Delhi
New Delhi, February 7
A police control room van today foiled a bus hijack bid with the arrest of two persons at Peeragarhi Chowk. The suspects were identified as Sonu and Raju. The police said that five youths armed with knives boarded a ring service bus (Mudrika) at Keshav Puram bus stand and took positions at various points in the moving vehicle.

PRE-POLL BLUES: A thoughtful Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a function in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo

Two killed as vehicles stack up on GT Road
Panipat, February 7
Two persons were killed and 11 others injured, three of them seriously, when about a dozen vehicles rammed into each other near the Panipat turn on the GT Road here due to dense fog early in the morning.

Bank officials booked on court orders

Rewari, February 7

Following the orders of Mrs Bimlesh Tanwar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, the city police have registered two cases of cheating, forgery, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 506 and 120-B of the IPC against Ram Singh Saini, the manager of the Primary Land Development Bank (Land Mortgage Bank)in 1998, Ram Phal, the then land evaluation officer of the bank, Sulbash Chand, proprietor of Nice Irrigation Equipment Company, and Rajpal alias Neelam, resident of Jadra village near here and a close relation of the complainants.

BJP Kisan Morcha takes up ‘Escape Channel’
Rewari, February 7
The National Executive of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha today took up the issue of linking the Masani barrage basin and Jawahar Lal Nehru canal in the district on the concluding day of its two-day meeting.



Media corroding social values: DD chief
Gurgaon, February 7
Electronic and print media which cast a lasting impact on our day-to-day life are corroding our social system. It should rather present different issues in such a fashion as to create positive effect on our mind.

Activists of the Disabled Rights Group protesting against the private sector
Activists of the Disabled Rights Group protesting against the private sector for showing ‘callousness’ towards the disability issues in front of the CII on the occasion of 7th anniversary of the enactment of the Disability Act 1995, in the Capital on Friday. 

HPCC seeks white paper on SYL canal
Sonepat, February 7
Mr Azad Singh Nehra, secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, has urged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to issue a white paper on the construction of the SYL canal in the Punjab territory so that the people of the state could know about the steps taken by the state government on the issue.

Cop caught red-handed taking bribe
New Delhi, February 7
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government today arrested head constable Raj Singh for allegedly demanding and accepting Rs 5000 from a transporter, Himmat Singh, to favour him in an accident case. The case was investigated by the head constable.

ecently, Ms Mayawati, the Chief Minister of the largest state, celebrated her 47th birthday in Lucknow and the national Capital in the company of her newfound allies. Reportedly, huge amount of money was collected by her well wishers on the “grand occasion”.

Railways to build two overbridges
Sonepat, February 7
To meet the long-standing demands of the people, the Union Railway Ministry has sanctioned the construction of two overbridges, one at Sonepat city and another at Ganaur. The work for their construction would be commenced soon.

Global meet on human integration
New Delhi, February 7
Inaugurating the 12th International Conference on Human Integration at Kirpal Bagh here, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj said that it was a day of happiness for the people from all over the world on the occasion of the birthday of Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj.



Chowkidar foils bank heist
Sonepat, February 7
An attempt to loot the Bank of Rajasthan and Thakur Transport Company was foiled by an alert chowkidar, Satbir Singh, at the Sikka Colony here on Thursday night. According to a report, the chowkidar is reported to have grappled with the miscreants and sustained serious injuries as he was assaulted by iron chains.

Factory owner held for power theft
Bhiwani, February 7
A small-scale unit owner has been caught stealing power by tampering with the seal and rendering financial loss to the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam to the tune of thousands of rupees.

  • Two held for murder

  • Body found

  • Jail term for contempt of court

‘Director’ held for cheating
New Delhi, February 7
The Economic Offences Wing of Crime Branch on Thursday claimed to have arrested a self-styled director of a company, Rajan Films, from Lajpat Nagar who had allegedly duped lakhs of rupees from unemployed youths on the pretext of providing them good roles in films.



Monkeys walk in where students, lecturers refuse to tread
Jhajjar, February 7
Monkeys doing somersaults around classrooms, dogs and pigs roaming freely inside the campus, the boundary wall demolished from various points by the neghbouring colony residents to make a shortcut passage through the campus, students in the habit of bunking classes, the teaching staff as elusive as their students and the infrastructure never up-to-the-mark.

Hindu College authorities considering banning outsiders during annual fest
New Delhi, February 7
Even as the final verdict on whether the annual festival of Hindu College will be organised or not still being awaited, the college authorities are contemplating the possibilities of turning the event into an intra-college one.

MDU likely to introduce M Pharma
Rohtak, February 7

Maharshi Dayanand University has proposed to introduce Master in Pharmacy course from the coming academic session. The proposal will be placed before the Academic Council in its meeting scheduled for February 14 for approval.




Three-day pulse polio drive in Sonepat
Sonepat, February 7
The Health Department will launch a three-day pulse polio campaign beginning from February 9 in the district. According to a report, this is another bid by the authorities of the Health Department to make Sonepat district free of polio. The authorities have geared up its machinery to achieve the aim.



IAF ground Hindustan, lift soccer cup
New Delhi, February 7
Indian Air Force downed Hindustan Club with a 2-0 victory to lift the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Soccer League title at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. Striker Kalyan Pal, the highest goal-scorer in the league, scored both the goals in the second half.

Rajdhani annex Ravinder cricket title
New Delhi, February 7
Debonair knocks by Joginder Sharma (70) and Pramod Bhati (51) helped Rajdhani Sports defeat Neeraj Cricket Academy by 26 runs and won the Ravinder Phagna Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad.

Zakir Husain Soccer
New Delhi, February 7

Defending champions Jamia Millia Islamia will take on Moti Lal Nehru College (Evening) in the first semi-final match of the 16th Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday at 12 noon.

Rodeo joins World Cup mania with special offers
New Delhi, February 7
Rodeo is in the grip of World Cup mania as the D-Day for the biggest cricket show has arrived. Inspired by the World Cup, the Rodeo has introduced many cup delights in the menu like Ganguly’s Pot, Tendulkar Tikolo’s and Chanderpaul’s Strength.

  • Polo semi-finals today

  • Lion Kanishka rout BoITop

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