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Fake education board unearthed
Certificates, marksheets seized
New Delhi, August 16
The East district police today claimed to have arrested two persons for allegedly running a fake education board parallel to that of the CBSE in Braham Puri on Pankha Road. A large number of fake examination forms, certificates, marksheets, stamps, answersheets have been seized from the branch office in East Delhi. The police also froze Rs 6 lakh, deposited in the board’s name in the State Bank of India’s R. K. Puram branch.

A fallen tree blocks the way at Kamraj Marg in the Capital
RAIN FURY: A fallen tree blocks the way at Kamraj Marg in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 


HC grants bail to doctor charged with culpable homicide 
New Delhi, August 16
Expressing surprise over a culpable homicide case registered against a doctor for alleged medical negligence, the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police to explain how charges of homicide were made in a case of alleged negligence.

Models sport tempting trinkets at the 'ZAK Jewels 2003' exhibition
SUNDAY BEST: Models sport tempting trinkets at the 'ZAK Jewels 2003' exhibition, in the Capital on Saturday. 

Gulshan Grover and Javed Jaffery at a press conference to promote their film ‘Boom’
Gulshan Grover and Javed Jaffery at a Press conference to promote their film ‘Boom’ in the Capital on Saturday. —Tribune photos by Mukesh Aggarwal

Akali unity doesn’t percolate down
New Delhi, August 16
The issuing of an election notice by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Delhi chief, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, to the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, here, who has already overshot his term by a month, has once again caused considerable flutter among the community here.

Sinful trade thrives right under the nose of powers that be
Sonepat, August 16
Flesh trade is reported to be thriving in this city and its surrounding areas in the absence of an effective checking by the police and the district administration. According to a report, the high class segment engaged in this trade uses mobile phones to evade detection and gets immediate information in case of raids by the police.

Tooting their own horn, they forgot to honour martyrs’ kin
Faridabad, August 16
August 15 and January 26 are the days which give us the opportunity to remember the supreme sacrifices made by the freedom fighters for defending the security of the nation. A district-level function organised here yesterday lacked this feature as no kin of freedom fighters or the jawans who got martyrdom were honoured on the occasion.

Costly MCD trucks unfit to carry rotting piles of garbage
New Delhi, August 16
The efforts of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to clear garbage from ‘dhalaos’ have suffered a setback as some 40-odd trucks worth crores of rupees purchased recently for the purpose are now found to be inadequate to carry the load thanks to the unique construction and shape of their bodies.


Waterlogging near Jesus and Mary College after the heavy rain which lashed the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Khurana to begin ‘Parivartan Yatra’ today
New Delhi, August 16
Former Chief Minister and the Delhi Pradesh President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Madan Lal Khurana, will begin his 35-day ‘Parivartan Yatra’ here tomorrow.

An anguished father’s efforts bear fruit
Rewari, August 16
Nav Prerna Shikshan Kendra, which holds the distinction of being the first institute opened here for mentally disabled children, has now purposefully entered its third year.

Motorists here find negotiating roads a nightmare
Sonepat, August 16
While a large number of roads here have almost been washed away in the rain during the past fortnight, leaving death traps in the form of potholes, the municipal council, the PWD (B and R), the market committee and HUDA seem to have a callous attitude towards repair work.

The battle within human mind for freedom
he human spirit always craves for freedom. This is far deeper than the struggle for political, social or economic freedom. There is a sense in which spiritual freedom is fundamental in ensuring freedom in other spheres.

Call to shun parochialism to safeguard freedom
New Delhi, August 16
Addressing a gathering assembled to celebrate ‘Mukti Parv’-the ‘Spiritual Liberation Day’-that coincides with the country’s Independence Day, Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, called upon the countrymen to remove the barriers of casteism, parochialism, language and other such divisive considerations that weaken the nation today.

Homage to Maharani Advanti Bai
New Delhi, August 16
The Dehi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) paid homage to Maharani Advanti Bai at a function held at the DPCC office premises here today. Addressing the gathering, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Prem Singh, highlighted the important role played by Maharani Avanti Bai in the India’s freedom movement.

Poets pay homage to martyrs at HUJ function
Rohtak, August 16
Several poets from Rohtak and Bahadurgarh towns paid homage to the martyrs through their poems at a Kavya Sandhya organised under the auspices of the Haryana Union of Journalists (HUJ) at Lions Club here last evening.

Musical Tribute: Poets from Rohtak and Bahadurgarh remember martyrs at a Kavya Sandhya organised at Lions Club in Rohtak on Friday.
Poets from Rohtak and Bahadurgarh remember martyrs at a Kavya Sandhya organised at Lions Club in Rohtak

Sanitary conditions in Capital reviewed
New Delhi, August 16
The Chief Secretary of the Delhi Government, Mrs Shailja Chandra, Commissioner, Additional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of the MCD, disclosed at a review meeting held here today that there was a perceptible improvement in sanitary conditions prevailing in the city inspite of the limitations being faced by every MCD zones.

Killer of hotelier arrested
Hapur/Ghaziabad, August 16
The police have arrested the killer of a hotel owner, Dinesh, near Sane Chitauli village. The hotel owner had been shot dead in broad daylight on July 22. Police Circle Officer Divesh Kumar Pandya said Hafizpur police received a tip-off that one of the murderers had been seen near Ragunath Cold Storage. Subsequently, the police nabbed the suspect after encircling him.
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9th Delhi Book Fair to begin from Aug 23 
New Delhi, August 16
A contingent of 35 writers, publishers and booksellers will arrive in the Capital from Pakistan to participate in the 9th Delhi Book Fair scheduled for August 23 to 31. It is for the first time that a contingent as big as this from the neighbouring country will participate in any book fair held here. On display will be Pakistani books as they share the roof with books from other SAARC nations.

Truck loaded with LPG cylinders rams maxi jeep, 10 injured 
Sonepat, August 16
At least 10 persons were seriously injured when a truck loaded with LPG cylinders rammed into a maxi jeep carrying passengers on the G T Road near Samalkha town, about 40 km from here yesterday. According to a report, the injured persons were admitted to hospitals in Panipat, Samalkha and Delhi for treatment.


Couple arrested for kidnapping infant from Punjabi Bagh
New Delhi, August 16
With the arrest of a couple, the West district police today claimed to have solved a kidnapping case of an infant from a house in Punjabi Bagh. The victim, Ravi Kumar, son of a shopkeeper in Paschim Puri, was rescued and the couple, Anita Mishra (25) and her husband, Ashwani Mishra, residents of Sultan Pur, Uttar Pradesh, were arrested.

Four held for bid to molest girl
Four young men were nabbed by the Indirapuram police for harassing and trying to molest a girl in Vasundhra. They had harassed the girl returning from tuition in Vasundhra Sector-V.


55 schools upgraded in Sonepat in four years
Sonepat, August 16
The Haryana Government has upgraded as many as 55 schools during the past about four years in Sonepat district. Giving this information, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh, told mediapersons here today that these included 21 high schools which had been upgraded to 10 plus 2 level, 11 middle schools to the matric level and 23 primary schools to the middle standard level.


Special court at Tihar disposes of 49 cases
New Delhi, August 16
Of the 55 cases, a special court at Tihar Jail today disposed of 49 cases of petty offenders languishing in prison. Six of the remaining cases of prisoners were referred back to the regular courts. 

Five get RI on prostitution charges
New Delhi, August 16
A city court has sentenced five persons, including two women, to rigorous imprisonment and ordered them to pay fine for forcing minor girls into prostitution here over two years ago.


Escorts health package for Punjab’s poor
he Escorts Heart and Super Speciality Institute on Majitha-Verka Bypass in Amritsar, launched early this month the Escorts Kisan Swasthya Yojana for the neglected rural population of the otherwise prosperous state of Punjab. Launched on August 6, especially for the farmers, the scheme offers free preventive health check-up for the poor and needy persons and farmers with small landholdings.


Delhi Hockey League in two phases
New Delhi, August 16
The Delhi Hockey League, organised by the Delhi and District Hockey Association (DDHA), will be held from August 18 at the Shivaji Stadium. The hockey league, to be sponsored by the Punjab National Bank, will be held in two phases. The first phase will be for institutional teams, which will be followed by the Club League.

Feroz Ali sews up  a title at  Cotton City
New Delhi, August 16
Feroz Ali ended a year-long title drought when he annexed the Cotton City Open Golf Tournament at the Coimbatore Golf Club course, according to information available in Delhi. Feroz lifted the title despite ending with two bogeys on the last two finishing holes on the final day. His four-day total was one-under 287 to wrest the crown by four strokes. He pocketed a prize money of Rs 13,7700.

A flurry of soccer ties live on Star Sports
New Delhi, August 16
ESPN Star Sports will feature five ‘live’ matches of the English Premier League every week, adding over 160 live matches in the 2003-04 season. These matches will include three ‘live’ matches every week at prime time, promoted as ‘EPS Weekends’. The sports channel will continue with their live and exclusive coverage of soccer action from Europe’s top football leagues, which include the English Premier League, the UEFA Championship League, the UEFA Cup and the Spanish Primera Liga for the current season.

DSA League matches washed out
New Delhi, August 16
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL A Division Super Six League matches, scheduled for Saturday, were washed out due to waterlogging at the Ambedkar Stadium. Meanwhile, the Super Six League, which was to begin on Saturday, will kick-off from Sunday.


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