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MCD school: Learning the three Rs in the company of dead
New Delhi, August 31
It may sound eerie, but one of the biggest primary schools of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi at Jaitpur village is being run from the local cremation ground, thanks to apathetic officials who have failed to provide a proper building.

Kanshi wrapped up 3 deals for Rs 6 cr before Maya’s exit
Noida, August 31
The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo, Mr Kanshi Ram, reportedly sold off three factories in Noida for Rs 5.91 crore just before Ms Mayawati resigned. These factories were constructed on plots allotted to the BSP foundation in 1995 during Ms Mayawati’s previous stint as the chief minister.

Panel indicts assistant chief for poll hooliganism
Rohtak, August 31
The Senior Professors Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University to inquire into the incidents of hooliganism during the elections to the Non-Teaching Employee Association on August 20 has blamed the outgoing president, Mr Balraj Singh alias Balloo, an Assistant Security Officer, for destroying the ballot papers.


  Scores may be hustled out of colony, if bank closes in on BST
Sonepat, August 31
The families of 150 former employees of Bharat Steel Tubes have nurtured a vain hope that the plant at Ganaur, which is closed for the last 15 years, would again become operational. But with the bank authorities reportedly considering auctioning the plant to recover their loans, the families face the prospect of being hustled out of the BST colony where they are currently lodged.

Eco Watch: Delhi Cantonment Board hasn’t heard of water harvesting yet
New Delhi, August 31
The Delhi Cantonment Board, which extracts about 5 lakh litres of groundwater per day through its borewells, has done nothing towards replenishing the groundwater level in an age of water harvesting.

A bald, unutilised patch in Delhi Cantt. — Photo Cecil Victor

A bald, unutilised patch in Delhi Cantt.

Youths pump bullets into uncles over property dispute
Greater Noida, August 31
Two youths pumped bullets into two of their uncles over a land dispute on Saturday in Debata village under the Dankaur police station. Both the assailants have absconded.
According to the police, Itvari, Budh Singh and Dhan Singh, all brothers, lived in Debata village.

Army men with SLRs raid hostel
Meerut, August 31
There was considerable panic on the Western Court yesterday for over two hours, following a raid on a student hostel by more than 60 soldiers armed with SLRs. The raid party was reportedly scouring the hostel for some students who had allegedly assaulted two soldiers on Friday.



Bansi Lal dismisses VAT as illogical
Panipat, August 31
Haryana Vikas Party supremo Bansi Lal today said the imposition of Value Added Tax in Haryana is illogical as it has not been enforced in other states. If his party came into power, it would be withdrawn, he said, adding that it would, however, come into force in the state if enforced in other states.

One of the stalls at the bride and groom exhibition in the Capital
One of the stalls at the bride and groom exhibition in the Capital. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

CPM rally against ‘anti-people’ policies
Sonepat, August 31
A large number of workers affiliated to the CPI (M) took out a procession here today in support of their demands. Mr S N Solanki, secretary of the district committee of the party led the procession.

BJP meet to discuss ‘Mission 2004’
Rohtak, August 31
A meeting of presidents and general secretaries of all the morchas and cells of Haryana unit of Bhartiya Janta Party would be held at Sirsa on September 2.
Mr Gulshan Bhatia, state office secretary of the party said here today that the setting up of different morchas and cells and their general and active membership and ‘Mission-2004’ would be discussed at the meeting.

Traffic congestion at railway crossing becomes a ‘nightmare’ for residents
Sonepat, August 31
The traffic congestion and long hours of closure of the railway crossing near the Hindu College has become a nightmare for the residents of the city. The increase in vehicular traffic in the city has added to the traffic jams at the railway crossing.

YATRA WITH A DIFFERENCE: Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma, BJP Delhi president Madan Lal Khurana and other party leaders during the Parivartan Yatra in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo Kamal Singh

Body of Army driver cremated with full honour
Sonepat, August 31
The body of Mr Ishwar Singh Rana, working as a driver in the ACC Core of the Indian Army, was cremated with full military honour in his native village Sehoti about 15 km from here last evening.

Spurious mobile oil seized
New Delhi, August 31
The police have launched a hunt for Shiv Bala, alias Rajesh, who had a racket of manufacturing spurious mobile oil at village Ranhola.

  • Peace march to reach on Sept 4

  • Health camp for bank staff

Cong workers to protest against CM’s remark
Rohtak, August 31
The activists of the Congress in Kiloi region would hold a demonstration here on September 22 in protest against the ‘derogatory’ remark made recently by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, during his visit to Kiloi; non-payment of farmers’ dues by the cooperative sugar mills; police assault on two scribes; hike in bus fare and fee for various professional courses; ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation and inadequate supply of power and piped water.

  • Woman hit by train

  • Two workers robbed of Rs 3.98 lakh


Army recruitment racket busted; ex-serviceman held
New Delhi, August 31
Special Staff of South-West district today claimed to have busted a gang involved in the recruitment of youths in the Armed Forces by producing forged documents with the arrest of a retired Naik of Army, Ram Sewak.

Dacoit gang busted, five persons arrested
Sonepat, August 31
With the arrest of five persons, the Civil Lines police has busted a gang of dacoits operating in and around this city for the past few months.
According to a report, the arrested persons were identified as Sanjeet alias Sonu, Naveen, Sandeep alias Pauna, all of Chitana village, Jasbir alias Rajesh, a Balmiki of Sikka Colony and Manoj, a Dhanik of Rajinder Nagar, Sonepat.


Slimmest DVD player: Get set for a euphonic treat
Philips has introduced the slimmest DVD player. It has a progressive scan to give high vertical resolution and razor-sharp images. Coupled with the Optical Out, which provides digital audio in the form of optical signals to avoid interference by the external electromagnetic signals, the Philips DVD 727K gives distortion-free sound.
  • Exclusive diary

  • Salon and designer studio

  • Striped shirts a la mode

  • Fragrance for the fair sex

  • Promotional offer for kids

  • Premium casual shirts

  • First package sub-station

  • Acoustic systems

  • Watch for women

  • Spiritual jewellery

  • Mouth-watering fare



Workshop zeroes in on latest research in biotechnology
Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls in association with the British Council of India organised a workshop on biotechnology. The workshop was attended by teachers and students from various schools in the National Capital Region. The workshop involved discussions on both theoretical and practical aspects of biotechnology.

Kids at a hockey camp organised by Children’s Valley
Kids at a hockey camp organised by Children’s Valley.
  • Model United Nations

  • Cultural show

  • Interactive  session

  • Painting competition

  • Seminar on  parenting

  • Hockey camp

  • Patriotic song  contest


Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm
Enthusiasm is the fountainhead of all achievements; it is the motivational force that inspires us to reach the zenith of our potential. Impossible becomes possible and unreachable within reach. It is also contagious.

Vocational courses at Gaur Brahman Degree College
Rohtak, August 31
The Gaur Brahman Degree College here has decided to introduce various vocational and job-oriented courses with effect from the next academic session.
Dr R K Bharadwaj, principal of the college, said that he had constituted a five-member Task Force Committee, comprising of Dr Hari Shankar Sharma, Dr S K Gaur, Dr J N Sharma, Dr J P Sharma and Mr Sachin. 

Dilapidated building puts students’ life in danger
Sonepat, August 31
Despite the construction of a new building in a six-acre area for the Industrial Training Institute, it continues to function from the old and dilapidated building.
It is apprehended that some untoward incident might take place any time and endanger the lives of the students and staff members of the institute.


Employee seeks adequate disability compensation
New Delhi, August 31
The Delhi High Court has asked for an explanation from Director, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation over a plea by an employee of a private company in which it is alleged that his hand was purposely amputated in an ESI Hospital when only two fingers needed to be cut.

HC directive to DDA to maintain green area
New Delhi:
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Development Authority to take suitable action for maintaining a ‘green’ area near Rajapur village at Rohini in North-West Delhi.


Tarun Sangha tame Collegians
New Delhi, August 31
Tarun Sangha scored a facile 4-1 victory against Collegians in the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.

Sonepat, Rohtak emerge champ in sports meet
Sonepat, August 31
Host Sonepat and Rohtak were declared the joint winners in men section of the 10th Rohtak Police Range Police Sports Meet. Sonepat topped the winner list in the women section of the meet. The four-day meet was concluded here on Saturday evening.

Invaders trounce Khalsa Whites
New Delhi, August 31
Invaders Club trounced Khalsa White 3-0 in the PNB Delhi State Hockey League at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday. All the goals came in the first half. Jaspreet Singh scored the first and third goals while Mohit knocked in the second goal.

Arun, Varun star for KVS, Delhi Cantt
New Delhi, August 31
Fierce bowling performances by Arun (3 for 4) and Varun (3 for 9) helped Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan No.1, Delhi Cantt defeat Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Pragathi Vihar by ten wickets to enter the final of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Under-19 Regional Cricket Tournament at the KVS No 1 ground, Delhi Cantt.


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