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Encroached area erupts on demolition fear, forces requisitioned
Faridabad, February 14
The demolition drive elicited a violent response here today with blockade of National Highway 2 (Mathura Road) by a large number of persons. Several persons were injured as the police caned the protesters. This was the first public protest on the road after the start of the demolition drive. The state government had announced all encroachments would be cleared by March-end.

Caste-based delimitation challenged
New Delhi, February 14
The associate members of the Delimitation Commission on Friday dispatched written objections / suggestions on the re-organisation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies in NCT of Delhi. The Commission will examine the proposals on February 25.

Mother, daughters commit suicide over molestation
Faridabad, February 14
A teenaged girl, who was allegedly molested by a youth, committed suicide along with her three family members, including her mother and two younger sisters, at a house in Sanjay colony here last evening.

  • Man rapes 12-year-old


Couples jiving on the occasion of Valentine’s Day in the Capital
Couples jiving on the occasion of Valentine’s Day in the Capital. 

Criminals assault lady doctor in clinic, decamp with assets
Ghaziabad, February 14
Three criminals came calling at the residence-cum-clinic of a lady doctor in Rajinder Nagar Colony, saying that they wanted to “show” a patient. Once inside House No 9/82 in Sector III, they assaulted the doctor, Mrs. Sarla Mehta, and decamped with jewellery and cash amounting to several lakhs.

Watchdog to keep tabs on Gurgaon builders
Gurgaon, February 14
Residents of the city can heave a sigh of relief going by the promises made today by the district administration to ensure their welfare. A monitoring committee will be formed to coordinate the activities of various government departments and keep tabs on private colonisers and builders who are lax in their responsibilities towards residents.

5 criminals on the run: Probe into jailbreak
Sonepat, February 14
The Haryana Inspector-General of Police (Prisons), Mr Rakesh Malik, has ordered an inquiry into the alleged escape of five dreaded criminals and undertrial prisoners from the district jail of Sonepat on the intervening night of February 12 and 13. He has given directions for taking stern action against the errant officials and employees.

Special Focus on Jhajjar/Bahadurgarh
Giving a new lease of life to women’s education
Jhajjar, February 14
Vaish Arya Kanya Mahavidhayala has been successfully fulfilling the educational needs of women for about 33 years in Bahadurgarh and the nearby region. The college, situated just across the railway station here, has around 1,100 girl students on its rolls, from nearly 35 villages in Haryana and Delhi.

Influential locals cash in on anti-encroachment drive
Jhajjar, February 14
Influential people have tried to take advantage of the anti-encroachment drive launched by the state government. The district administration demolished the boundary wall of the land belonging to the Punjab Wakf Board in Hassangarh village of Rohtak district and legally occupied by Mr Shashikant, a resident of the same village.


Probe demanded into health care scam
Sonepat, February 14
Representatives of various political parties, social and voluntary organisations as well as trade unions today urged the state government to order a probe into the public complaints against the office of the civil surgeon.

Beauty queen Manpreet Brar at the launch of a food joint on the Delhi-Gurgaon highway
Beauty queen Manpreet Brar at the launch of a food joint on the Delhi-Gurgaon highway.

Parties attack Centre for not hiking MSP of wheat
Faridabad/Rohtak, February 14
The “failure” of the Union Government to hike the minimum support price of wheat this year has invoked criticism from various political parties and leaders. The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Bhajan Lal, said that the drought relief of Rs 10 per quintal was inadequate in view of the large scale drought witnessed by the farmers last year.

Three killed as trucks collide
Faridabad, February 14
Three persons, including a driver, were killed in a head-on collision of two trucks near Badhkal Crossing on the National Highway here yesterday. The deceased have been identified as Buddhan, Dina Nath and Munna, all working in a bakery. While Buddhan who was the driver of one of the trucks and Dinanath died on the spot, Munna died in hospital. Another youth, identified as Sanjeet, was injured in the incident.

  • Mystery shrouds girl’s death
  • Research scholars roughed up
  • Two killed in mishaps
  • Cylinder blast

One killed, 12 labourers hurt as truck turns turtle
Noida, February 14
One worker was killed and 12 others were injured seriously when a Tata 407 truck carrying labourers from a work site met with an accident last evening in Greater Noida area.

  • Scooterist gored to death by bull

Fine-tune college policy
HIS is with reference to the report, "Nehru Government College is in despair" (NCR Tribune January 25, 2003), and a letter in response to this by Mr O. P. Duhan from Rohtak, titled `Backward in Jhajjar’ (NCR Tribune, February 1, 2003).

  • Politicians are not pets
  • Fee impediment for talented students
  • New Year gift culture
  • Valentine’s Day bias of cloistered English media
Punjab National Bank officials leading the recovery campaign against big defaulters in the Capital.
Punjab National Bank officials leading the recovery campaign against big defaulters in the Capital.

Shahdara to get the best police station award
New Delhi, February 14
On the occasion of the Delhi Police Day celebrations, three best police stations in the Capital will be awarded by Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani on Sunday. Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta constituted a special committee under the leadership of Special Commissioner of Police (Administration) K. K. Paul and comprising Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Neeraj Kumar and Joint Commissioner of Police (Armed Police) Y. S. Dadwal to choose the best three police stations.

Pharmacists threaten stir against highway patrol duty
Rohtak, February 14
The Haryana State Pharmacists’ Association has threatened to launch a statewide agitation if the process of deputing the pharmacists on highway patrol duty for providing medical aid to the accident victims was not checked by March 31.

  • Two quacks nabbed

Valentine’s Day: Shiv Sainiks hold sit-ins
New Delhi, February 14
The Shiv Sena today carried out a series of peaceful protests at major shopping centres and food chains in the Capital in protest against Valentine’s Day celebrations, saying that it was western tradition which glorified obscenity. The Sena activists carried placards and pamphlets, shouting anti-Valentine’s Day slogans and asking the youth to shun the path of western culture which promoted obscenity and vulgarity.


Two arrested for cricket betting
New Delhi, February 14
Crime Branch officials today claimed to have arrested two persons from the Adarsh Nagar area for their alleged involvement in betting during the New Zealand-West Indies World Cup cricket match on February 13.

  • Manpower racket

Student shoots self in Kavi Nagar
Ghaziabad, February 14
A B.Com student and son of steel merchant Manohar Lal Agarwal shot himself with a licensed gun last night living in house No 89 in I Block of Kavi Nagar. The 19-year-old Ranjan had reportedly been very upset for the last many days, the neighbours said. He shot himself twice with revolver, first in the armpit and then in the forehead.


Mata Sundari College celebrates annual day
New Delhi, February 14
Mata Sundari College for Women, University of Delhi, celebrated its 36th Annual Day today. Dr Anita Arya, Member of the Lok Sabha and all-India general secretary of the BJP, lighted the lamp and inaugurated the function.

Demand to merge Rai school with Education Dept
Sonepat, February 14
The Haryana Students Welfare Association has expressed grave concern over the mismanagement and lack of discipline among the teaching staff of the School of Sports at Rai and urged the state government to merge it with the Education Department immediately, and make the services of teachers transferable.


Dancing to the throbbing beat of rustic Punjab
The rustic Punjab came alive, bustling with life and dancing to the tune of bhangra on the first and second days of the annual Punjabi Mela, being organised by the Punjabi Academy in the Capital. The three-day mela inaugurated by Mr Ramakant Goswami, Parliamentary Secretary to the Delhi Chief Minister, presents the cultural richness of the state, about which little is known.


Jamia crush Khalsa College in Nehru hockey
New Delhi, February 14
Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, trounced SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi 9-0 in a Group C match of the 10th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.

HDFC trounce Teri Haryana
New Delhi, February 14
HDFC Bank trounced Teri Haryana by nine wickets in the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament league match at the Teri Oval.

BSF car for vintage rally on Feb 16
New Delhi, February 14
A Ford 1930 model car of the Border Security Force will participate in the 37th Statesman Vintage Car Rally, to be flagged off from New Delhi on February 16. The maroon car has a 14-horse power, four-cylinder in-line engine, which runs at an average speed of 35km per hour and consumes only one litre of petrol for every four kilometres.

Southern Railway retain tennis crown
New Delhi, February 14
Southern Railway blanked Western Railway 2-0 to retain the title in the 49th All-India Railway Tennis Championship at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts on Friday. Eastern Railway defeated Integral Coach Factory 2-0 to maintain their third place status.

Jayasuriya seventh in Ceat rating
New Delhi, February 14
Sanath Jayasuriya’s swashbuckling 120 against New Zealand in the World Cup pushed him to the seventh spot in the Ceat Cricket Rating for 2002-03. Jayasuriya’s knock earned him seven points, and his tally now stands at 74, only one behind the fifth-ranked Herschelle Gibbs and Virender Sehwag.


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