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Goel ‘entering’ MCD schools via backdoor?
New Delhi, February 16
Pandemonium prevailed today in the House meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) over the distribution of notebooks in the MCD schools by the Union Minister of State for Sports and Culture, Mr Vijay Goel.

M.Com. girl sends groom (12th fail) packing
Meerut, February 16
Yet another gutsy girl, Hemlata of Meerut, joined the growing tribe of women who have sent their grooms packing for making exorbitant demands — Nisha Sharma of Noida and Rajeshwari and Ritu Gupta of Meerut.

Cops yet to win trust of common
man: Advani
New Delhi, February 16
While appreciating their success in fighting the new challenge of terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today reminded the country’s police forces that they had still a long way to go in gaining the trust of the common man.

The ‘better half’ of Delhi Police during the Raising Day Parade in the Capital on Monday.
The ‘better half’ of Delhi Police during the Raising Day Parade in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Motorists here break every rule in the book
Faridabad, February 16
Faridabad is an important town of the National Capital Region (NCR), but there is no traffic management worth the name here.

Swaraj Paul on a nostalgic trip to Charkhi Dadri
Bhiwani, February 15
“This is the first time, I have journeyed to Charkhi Dadri, which is the birthplace of my mother. My father, of course, was born in Chang. So, a visit to this area is important for me — almost a pilgrimage. I pay homage to both my parents and to this land..”


He fights cancer with herbs
R S P Kaushal is perhaps one of the few qualified medical professionals who are convinced that the cure for cancer can be found in ancient Indian herbal medicines. It is in this quest that he has spent the last decade and a half visiting some of the remote areas in Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East.

Special Focus on Faridabad
Angioplasty yet to be taken up in a big way in India
Faridabad, February 16
Perhaps for the first time in the history of medical fraternity here, angioplasty was done on a heart patient and shown live to the physicians and the media at the Escorts Hospital and Research Centre here today.

CM presents awards to craftsmen
Faridabad, February 16
As many as 27 craftsmen were awarded various prizes at the fortnight long Surajkund Crafts Mela that ended last evening. These were presented by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr O. P Chautala, who was the chief guest.

Fashion designers and models at the launch of Blender’s Pride fashion tour 2004 in the Capital on Monday.
Fashion designers and models at the launch of Blender’s Pride fashion tour 2004 in the Capital on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Women face trouble in passenger trains
Sonepat, February 16
The woman passengers, particularly commuters and schoolteachers working in Delhi schools, have been facing great inconvenience in travelling on the 1 DPM (EMU) passenger train bound for Panipat on their return journey to their destinations like Badli, Narela, Rathdhana, Sonepat, Ganaur, Samalkha and Panipat.

Vidrohi flays political parties on SYL issue
Sonepat, February 16
The Haryana Janata Dal leader, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, today strongly criticised the leaders of all the national political parties for not adopting a clear stand on the disputes going on between the states of Haryana and Punjab on the SYL canal constructions and sharing of Ravi-Beas waters issues and said that they have failed to get these disputes resolved for the last 30 years.

Spiritual centre set up
Sonepat, February 16
A spiritual centre set up by the followers of Bhagwan Rajnish would start functioning from the premises of the Ashtkonia Osho Mandir at Murthal from March 1.

Greater Noida carnival ends on colourful note
Greater Noida:
The annual carnival of Greater Noida concluded here yesterday with a colourful performances by dancers and singers from educational institutions of the area.

Four persons injured in group clash
Jhajjar, February 16
Four persons were injured in a clash between two family members in Naya Gaon village of the district today. According to information, an altercation between the families of Narayana and Savitri, turned violent when both sides started pelting stones and bricks at each other.

Rs 2.97 cr for remodelling Jahangirpuri drain
New Delhi, February 16
The Government of NCT of Delhi has sanctioned Rs 2.97 crore for remodelling the Jahangirpuri drain in north Delhi. The Urban Development Minister, Mr A. K. Walia, said rainwater collected due to inadequate capacity of the drain had submerged a number of houses. With the remodelling of the drain, he said, residents would stand to benefit.


Disproportionate assets: Sales Tax Officer held
New Delhi, February 16
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government today claimed to have arrested an Assistant Sales Tax Officer, Mr Vijay Kumar Singh, for having asset disproportionate to his known sources of income. He was earlier trapped while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a shopkeeper.

Gambler arrested in special drive
Sonepat, February 16
The police have intensified its campaign against the sata gamblers in this city and arrested seven persons in this connection following the recovery of Rs 25,495 in cash from their possession.

Steel merchant shot at in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, February 16
Two motorcycle-borne criminals shot at a steel merchant and stabbed his employee in his shop at Delhi Gate here yesterday. However, the criminals fled in panic leaving their motorcycle at the spot after a large number of traders gathered as a result of an alarm raised by the victims.


Patiala, Jalandhar move up in Colleges Hockey
New Delhi, February 16
Khalsa College, Patiala edged past College of Arts and Education, Annamali 4-2 and DAV College, Jalandhar crushed Loyola College, Chennai 6-0 and moved into the quarter-finals of the Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday. Though Annamalai lost, they have qualified for the quarter-final.

Tapan’s ton helps DAV defeat Ganga
New Delhi, February 16
A strokeful century by Tapan Jain (104, 15x4, 2x6) and fine half century by Jalad Dua (67, 8x4) helped DAV Shalimarbagh defeat hosts Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna by 60 runs to enter the final of the third Ganga Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground.

IMA annex Thimayya Cup
New Delhi, February 16
Indian Military Academy (IMA) defeated National Defence Academy 4-2 to annex the General Thimayya Cup Polo Championship at the Jaipur Polo ground on Monday.

Om Nath Sood Cricket tourney from April 3
New Delhi, February 16
The 14th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament will be held from April 3 at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex ground, Khalsa College, Maurice Nagar. Organising secretary Pramod Sood said the tournament will carry a cash prize of Rs 25,000 for the winners and Rs 15,000 for the runners-up.

Raymond races to trophy triumph
New Delhi, February 16
Raymond Bannajee emerged victorious in the senior category of the JK Tyre National Carting Championship held at India Gate. He drove away with an Opel Corsa Sail while runner-up Jigar Mini pocketed a cash prize of Rs 20,000. Ameya P Walavalkar, who finished third, got Rs 10,000.

Raymond Bannajee (centre), who won the senior class event of the grand finals of the fourth National Karting Championship, with runner-up Jigar Muni (right) and third-placed Ameya Walavalkar.
Raymond Bannajee (centre), who won the senior class event of the grand finals of the fourth National Karting Championship, with runner-up Jigar Muni (right) and third-placed Ameya Walavalkar.


Mandatory license for public carriers welcomed by IFTRT
New Delhi, February 16
The Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT) has welcomed the decision of the Government of NCT of Delhi to make it mandatory for public carrier goods agents to obtain licence. Mr S. P. Singh, Senior Fellow and Co-ordinator of the IFTRT, said the companies were indulging in malpractices to avoid taxes.


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