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Huda to build colonies in backward Mewat 
Gurgaon, August 29
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has decided to set up swanky rural colonies in village Rangala Rajpur in Ferozepur Jhirka revenue bloc and village Pinangwan in Punhana bloc, falling in Mewat, considered to be the most backward area of the state.

HC orders judicial inquiry into custodial death 
Kamal Jeet, an accused in the murder, in police custody in the Capital
New Delhi, August 29
The Delhi High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry into an alleged case of custodial death of a 26-year-old man, who was arrested in September 2000.





Kamal Jeet, an accused in the murder, in police custody in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

Police look out for suspects of jeweller’s murder
New Delhi, August 29
The Delhi Police have sought information related to two persons, identified as Manish Aggarwal and Sangeeta Aggarwal, alias Julie, who are allegedly involved in the murder of a diamond merchant, Prakash Bhai Shah, a resident of Mumbai.


 

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Rajesh, Jaikumar and Praveen, accused in Pushkin murder case, being produced in Patiala House Courts
Rajesh (centre), Jaikumar and Praveen, accused in Pushkin murder case, being produced in Patiala House Courts, in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

7,755 Delhi Police personnel in the dock
New Delhi, August 29
As many as 7,755 Delhi Police personnel, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police, have been punished in departmental inquiries during the past three and a half years for their involvement in corruption and various other crimes, according to Home Ministry sources. The Delhi Police has a total strength of about 56,000 personnel. Among those punished in the departmental proceedings during the period were one Assistant Commissioner of Police, 63 Inspectors, 1,385 Sub-Inspectors, 724 Assistant Sub Inspectors, 1,569 Head Constables, 3570 Constables and 54 class four employees of the Delhi Police.

SIDBI move to help cash-strapped units
Faridabad, August 29
The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) will launch a Rs 500 crore venture capital shortly to facilitate ‘entrepreneurship development’ in the manufacturing and services sector, with a view to addressing the problem of financial support to the small industrial units.

A ray of hope for patients suffering from movement disorder 
New Delhi, August 29
Medical advancements have made treatment of movement disorders just an injection away, unlike earlier, when surgery was the most common cure. This brings a ray of hope for around 2.5 million disabled persons in India, most of whom suffer from movement disorders caused by conditions like dystonia, cerebral palsy and spasticity.

August still not wet enough, compared to last year
Faridabad, August 29
August ended the dry spell and brought the much-needed relief with a good amount of rainfall, but this has still been short of the total rains last year. According to the details available, Faridabad district received an average rainfall of about 753 mm in June, July and August, 2003, proving to be one of the wettest period in the past one decade.

Online gaming tournament gets a fillip
New Delhi, August 29
Driven by the objective of giving fillip to the gaming community and to bring real broadband experience to neighbourhood, Reliance WebWorld in association with Chip magazine organized Delhi’s first-ever multi-player online gaming tournament for one of the world’s most popular game, `Ut 2003’, between August 27-29.

Residents upset by MCD failure to re-categorise New Friends Colony
New Delhi, August 29
The residents of New Friends Colony are aggrieved by the failure of the MCD Standing Committee to address their grievance regarding the re-categorization of their colony.

National seminar on milk and milk products
New Delhi, August 29
Over the past four decades, milk production in the country has shown a promising and steady growth. Today, India has become the highest producer of milk in the world and that too at globally competitive prices. However, the full potential of the milk production is yet to be tapped.

Report favours Women’s Bill
New Delhi, August 29
In a feedback report on issues concerning women submitted by the Centre for Social Research in the run up to the Beijing plus 10 review meeting, a mechanism for speedy justice to victims of difficult circumstances besides review of rape laws and more gender sensitisation has been sought.

Malhotra lauds Vir Savarkar’s heroism
New Delhi, August 29
Nowadays, the politicians appreciate the efforts of only one family of the country and do not remember the sacrifice of other freedom heroes. This was stated by Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra, MP.

SP workers stop water supply to Delhi
Ghaziabad, August 29
The Samajwadi Party workers staged a protest against the proposed abattoir near Ghazipur border on Saturday. The water supply to Delhi was also disconnected by the agitated SP workers who had reportedly occupied the office of the Asstt. Engineer, Muradnagar.

Amity meet interacts with key HR personnel
New Delhi, August 29
The Centre of International Business (CIB), Amity Business School (ABS) hosted its first Global HR Meet from August 26-28, on the Amity Campus, Sector-44, Noida. The meet was aimed towards interacting with the HR personnel of leading organisations. Amity truly believes that the contribution of HR Department, in making any organisation a gleaming success, is second to none.

SGPC member honoured
New Delhi, August 29
A programme was held by ‘Servants of Humanity’ to honour the second time co-opted member of Shromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee from Delhi, Harinder Pal Singh in which the representatives of various Sikh societies and Singh Sabhas participated and shared their views.

Two more fall victim to malaria
Noida, August 29
With two more cases of malaria having been confirmed, eight cases of malaria have been detected so far. The latest cases were found in a government hospital in Sector-30 Noida on Saturday.

Gr Noida to launch residential scheme 
Greater Noida, August 29
The Greater Noida Authority is set to launch a number of schemes to speed up the pace of development. The authority hopes to get possession of land soon after the payment of land compensation, according to Santosh Kumar Divedi, Additional CEO Greater Noida.



 

 

 

 

Huda to build colonies in backward Mewat 
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, August 29
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has decided to set up swanky rural colonies in village Rangala Rajpur in Ferozepur Jhirka revenue bloc and village Pinangwan in Punhana bloc, falling in Mewat, considered to be the most backward area of the state.

The foundation stones for the two colonies were laid by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala. With the assembly election in the state just about six months away, Huda’s proposed colonies will be set up under the rubric, “Rural Housing Scheme”.

Addressing a gathering at a public function in connection with the laying of foundation stone, Mr Chautala announced that in order to improve the living conditions of villagers, residential sectors will be developed in the rural areas. To make the welfare measure of the state apparent, he said that sewage and water supply system, electricity, roads and landscaping in the colonies will be of a very high standard.

The icing on the cake was his assurance to the villagers that the plots will be allotted to them at low rates.

Such remedial move from the state would go a long way in mainstreaming the village life with the nation’s march to globalisation and progress. This was all the more important for the areas like Mewat, whose residents are said to be smarting because of the unfulfilled promise of a separate district for Mewat made by Mr Chautala when he had been in the Opposition before his party came to power in the last assembly election in the state. His party bagged the maximum assembly seats in Mewat—which spans over Gurgaon and Faridabad districts..

Mr Chautala also inaugurated a milk-chilling centre at village Ghati. On the occasion, he reiterated that the state has devised a Rs 425-crore project to improve water supply to the area. He said that people will not suffer for want of potable water after a year.

However, Mr Chautala had announced the proposed scheme earlier also. He had mentioned the one-year timeframe more than a year ago.

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HC orders judicial inquiry into custodial death 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
The Delhi High Court has ordered a judicial inquiry into an alleged case of custodial death of a 26-year-old man, who was arrested in September 2000.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice B. C. Patel and Justice B. D. Ahmed directed the District Judge to probe allegations that the man, who was facing trial under the Excise Act, died due to injuries he received in judicial custody and submit a report within six months.

The District Judge would investigate how the man received the injuries and who caused them when and where. He could summon doctors, policemen or any other person to record their statement.

The directions came on a letter, treated as a criminal writ petition, sent by the man’s wife to the Court, seeking action against those responsible for his death and a compensation of Rs 15 lakh.

The man was taken into custody on September 18, 2000, as he failed to appear before the Court on the date fixed in his case and his surety was withdrawn. His wife claimed that at the time he was sent to the judicial custody, the deceased was hale and hearty.

The man had been declared DOA (dead on arrival) on September 21 on being taken to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital by the Tihar Jail authorities.

The Screening report at the time of his admission to the jail indicated that he had three ‘’old wounds’’, while a report dated September 25, made by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate after his death, noticed eight injuries and the postmortem examination conducted on September 26 revealed 18 anti-mortem (before death) external injuries on the body, she said.

The postmortem examination recorded the cause of death as “shock caused by multiple injuries”, she added. However, the police claimed that the man was a drunkard and received the injuries probably because of falling in a drunken state before coming to the jail.

The police had also filed a final (untraced) report on the death, saying no clue could be found as to how the man received the injuries. The man, Hari Om, said to be an electrician earning around Rs 4000 a month, having three minor children, was the sole bread earner for the family.

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Police look out for suspects of jeweller’s murder
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
The Delhi Police have sought information related to two persons, identified as Manish Aggarwal and Sangeeta Aggarwal, alias Julie, who are allegedly involved in the murder of a diamond merchant, Prakash Bhai Shah, a resident of Mumbai.

Manish Aggarwal and Sangeeta Aggarwal are husband and wife. According to the police, one Ankur Shah reported that his father, Prakash Bhai Shah, who had arrived in the Capital from Mumbai on July 20, was missing.

It was state that the diamond merchant had arrived in the Capital by the Pashchim Express and had even confirmed his arrival on telephone. However, he failed to reach his house and did not contact his family members in Delhi or Mumbai.

Prakash Bhai Shah used to travel to Delhi to sell diamond jewellery and had recently come in contact with Manish and Sangeta, the police said, adding that this time he was to meet Manish and Sangeeta in this regard. Subsequently, a case of abduction was registered with the Special Cell, Lodhi Road.

During investigation, it was found that both Manish and Sangeeta had left their residence in South Extension and shifted to a rented house in Laxmi Nagar. The police also found that one Kamal Jeet, alias Rahul, who worked as a driver of the owner of the house in South Extension, was also missing.

It was found that Sangeeta was a native of Cuttack, Orissa, while Manish was from Pitampura, Delhi. The third suspect, Kamal Jeet, was a native of Mussorie, Uttranchal, and had come to Delhi after being released from jail.

Kamal Jeet was arrested on August 18, after the police received a tip-off that he would be arriving at South Extension to meet one of his associates.

During interrogation, he confessed that they had hatched a plan to kill Prakash Bhai Shah after he informed Manish and Sangeeta that Prakash Bhai Shah would be reaching their house soon. They strangulated Prakash Bhai with an electric wire and dumped his body in an iron box and burnt it in Noida, the police said. The Noida police recovered the remains of the body the following day.

When the three accused came to know that the relatives of Prakash Shah were looking for him, the two accused left their residents and have not been traced since then, the police said.

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7,755 Delhi Police personnel in the dock
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
As many as 7,755 Delhi Police personnel, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police, have been punished in departmental inquiries during the past three and a half years for their involvement in corruption and various other crimes, according to Home Ministry sources.

The Delhi Police has a total strength of about 56,000 personnel. Among those punished in the departmental proceedings during the period were one Assistant Commissioner of Police, 63 Inspectors, 1,385 Sub-Inspectors, 724 Assistant Sub Inspectors, 1,569 Head Constables, 3570 Constables and 54 class four employees of the Delhi Police.

The punishment included dismissal, forfeiture of service, reduction in rank and pay, withholding increment and censure, according to sources in the Home Ministry which controls the police force of the Capital because of the limited statehood status of the National Capital territory of Delhi.

The maximum 2,312 police personnel were punished in the departmental proceedings and penalties were imposed on them during 2001 while 1,972 were punished in 2002. In 2003, 2,222 police personnel were punished while 1,248 police personnel were punished in the first six months of 2004.

Among the 1,248 police personnel punished up to June this year, 63 were inspectors, 226 Sub-Inspectors, 135 ASI, 256 Head Constables, 548 Constables and 20 class four employees of the department, the sources revealed.

Of the 7,755 police personnel punished during the past three and a half years, 293 were dismissed or terminated from service, 931 faced forfeiture of service while ranks of seven policemen were reduced. Ninety-four police personnel faced reduction in pay while annual increments of 343 were held. However, maximum 6,087 police personnel faced censure for their crimes.

In 2004 (till June 30), 35 police personnel were dismissed while 192 faced forfeiture of service. The ranks of two policemen were reduced, one faced reduction in pay, increment was withheld of 52 police personnel while 966 faced censure.

However, 400 cases were registered against 517 Delhi Police personnel during the period for their involvement in corruption and crimes, of which 47 were done by the Anti-Corruption Branch, 55 by the Central Bureau of Investigation and 298 by the police itself. Sixteen cases have been cancelled/discharged while investigation was pending in 311 cases and trial in 73 cases, sources said.

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SIDBI move to help cash-strapped units
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, August 29
The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) will launch a Rs 500 crore venture capital shortly to facilitate ‘entrepreneurship development’ in the manufacturing and services sector, with a view to addressing the problem of financial support to the small industrial units.

Stating this at a workshop on ‘Measures to improve credit flow to the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs’ (SME), the CEO of the ‘SIDBI Venture Capital Fund’, Mr Ajay

Kapur, announced that the bank had identified the venture capital as thrust area for the next five years to ensure support for the innovative and high-risk SME ventures. For a fast track entry into the market, he said a three-pronged approach, which include funding at the state level, setting up a separate entity and establishing international linkages for wider flow of funds, had been finalised.

Mr N. K. Maini, CEO, Credit Guarantee Trust Fund For Small Industries (CGTSI), said that with a ‘Corpus Fund’ of Rs 2,500 crore, his organisation was committed to leverage collateral free loans to the Small Scale Industries (SSI).

Pointing out that the maximum limit of loan under the ‘credit guarantee scheme’ was Rs 25 lakh, he said the CGTSI was not only a fully centralised and web-based organisation, but it has also undertaken plans to provide loans to the SME sector through a ‘single-window’ system.

This, he claimed, had resulted in employment to 63,000 persons, leading to a production of about Rs 2,104 crore and exports of Rs 65 crore.

Mr Rakesh Rewri, CGM, SIDBI, opined that accessing the information about the project feasibility of various SMEs was a major obstacle in providing fast and easy credit. Suggesting a credit-rating agency for the SMEs, he said this would go a long way to solve some of the basic problems of this sector.

The PHDCCI president, Mr Ravi Wig, said that there was an immediate need to give a renewed thrust to this sector to nurture the entrepreneurial talent in the country.

He claimed that the banks and the financial institutions had still to play an important role in supporting the government’s initiatives to develop the small-scale industry. 

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A ray of hope for patients suffering from movement disorder 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
Medical advancements have made treatment of movement disorders just an injection away, unlike earlier, when surgery was the most common cure.
This brings a ray of hope for around 2.5 million disabled persons in India, most of whom suffer from movement disorders caused by conditions like dystonia, cerebral palsy and spasticity.

On occasion of the ‘Cerebral Palsy’ week Dr Anshu Rohatgi, Dr Mansoor Alam and Dr G P Dureja, shared their experiences, regarding various options available, with the media here.

Cerebral palsy is a group of conditions caused due to damage to the developing brain that makes muscles stiff and hard to move as the muscles are growing slower than the bone. Thus, the children find it hard or impossible to control the muscles. Repeated surgery is normally required.

The doctors said that botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as Botox, has been used to treat over 9,00,000 patients worldwide for more than 11 years.

Botox is the only toxin, which is approved in over 80 countries worldwide including India and has been used to treat various conditions since past 10 years in India. The DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) has approved the use of Botox in movement disorders like dystonia, cerebral palsy and adult spasticity.

It has recently been found effective in treating headache, migraine as well and also in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), which has been approved by the US FDA.

According to Dr G.P. Dureja of AIMMS, “Cerebral Pals children have normal IQ and are normal in every respect including speech. CP affects the muscles by causing stiffness. Botox helps in reducing the tightness of the muscles enabling normal muscular development. It also losens the muscles enough for the child to undergo physiotherapy and gradually start using his muscles to function normally.”

Botox helps to reduce the spasms and spasticity in muscles. 

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August still not wet enough, compared to last year
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, August 29
August ended the dry spell and brought the much-needed relief with a good amount of rainfall, but this has still been short of the total rains last year.
According to the details available, Faridabad district received an average rainfall of about 753 mm in June, July and August, 2003, proving to be one of the wettest period in the past one decade.

This year, the rain in this period got reduced to just 360 mm, which is only 48 per cent of what was received last year. August has got an average of 287 mm rains so far this year. This was about 320 mm in the corresponding period last year. While July in 2003 had been very wet, with 398 mm of rain, this year it was a poor 20 mm, a shortfall of about 95 per cent.

During June, the statistics reveal that June this year got about 18 mm of more rain. While it cannot be stated, how much rain will be received during September this year, but during this period last year had got about 95 mm of downpour. The total rain received during the period between June and September last had been 348 mm, but the monsoon this year is unlikely to match this figure as it is likely to get over in about 10 days.

During August this year, Hathin sub-division in the district received the maximum of about 339 mm, while it was 238 mm in Balabgarh sub-division. Faridabad sub-division got 295 mm, in this month. Last year, it was a maximum of 429 mm in the Palwal sub-division in the same period. It was 283 mm in Faridabad sub-division. The highest rainfall received by any sub-division in one month was 577 mm in Palwal sub-division during July last year. But it was only a poor 23 mm during the same month in July this year in the sub-division. While the late arrival of monsoon this year appears to have ended the problems of the farmers to an extent, it is unlikely to match the total rainfall of last year.

It may salvage the losses so far and the farmers could hope for an average to good crops, but not a ‘bumper one’, say some agriculture experts.

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Online gaming tournament gets a fillip
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
Driven by the objective of giving fillip to the gaming community and to bring real broadband experience to neighbourhood, Reliance WebWorld in association with Chip magazine organized Delhi’s first-ever multi-player online gaming tournament for one of the world’s most popular game, `Ut 2003’, between August 27-29.

The tournament was held simultaneously at eight Reliance Webworlds in Delhi, Noida and Faridabad. “We are very happy to announce the first-ever mega multi-player-online gaming tournament designed to reach out to gaming enthusiasts in Delhi.

Over 1,600 gaming enthusiasts have registered for this action-packed thrilling adventure and have came from places as far as Kanpur to participate in the tournament being held here,” said Mr Navneet Saluja, CEO, Reliance Infocomm, Delhi circle.

‘UT 2003’ is a multi-player first person shooter game wherein eight people are involved in a free for all shooting against each other. Registration was open and free to all participants through an entry form available in the August issues of Overdrive and Chip magazines.

All fresh registrants were given a free practice coupon worth Rs 50. If the registrant was an existing member, then a top-up of Rs 50 was added to the individual’s WebWorld account.

The preliminaries were held on August 27 and 28 and the Semi-finals and finals on August 29, 2004. The winner will receive a prize of Rs 20,000 sponsored by Chip magazine.

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Residents upset by MCD failure to re-categorise New Friends Colony
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
The residents of New Friends Colony are aggrieved by the failure of the MCD Standing Committee to address their grievance regarding the re-categorization of their colony.

While the Committee has re-categorised 201 colonies in the city and shifted 18 up- market colonies like Defence Colony, Greater Kailash, Safdarjung Development Area, South Extension, Neeti Bagh, etc., from category A’ to Category ‘B’ for the purposes of House Tax, it has chosen to ignore the representations made by the residents of New Friends Colony for considering re-categorisation of their colony.

The New Friends Colony remains in Category ‘A’ despite the fact that it does not fulfill many parameters laid down by the Committee to place an area under category ‘A’. It is not only surrounded by a number of villages but also lacks infrastructure and facilities such as proper roads.

There are villages in the heart of the colony where palatial buildings have come up, which are fetching higher rentals than even New Friends Colony and have been put in ‘E’ or ‘F’ category, an association release said.

In spite of repeatedly bringing this issue to the notice of various bodies appointed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, it is “highly arbitrary and illogical” that the MCD Standing Committee has chosen not to re-categorize New Friends Colony.

The residents may be forced to take legal action to safeguard their legitimate rights, the release said.

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National seminar on milk and milk products
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
Over the past four decades, milk production in the country has shown a promising and steady growth. Today, India has become the highest producer of milk in the world and that too at globally competitive prices. However, the full potential of the milk production is yet to be tapped.

Therefore, to increase the productivity and the consumption of milk and milk products, what is needed today is the adoption of improved dairy practices for the production and distribution of clean milk and the technologies to preserve milk and milk products, hygiene and nutritional value at lower cost.

The Indian dairy industry must also prepare itself for the global market and start designing strategies to popularise Indian milk and milk products in neighbouring countries to begin with. But this will be possible only if quality is ensured.

With a view to deliberate on these and various other vital issues, NNS with the support of Dairy Products Traders Association is organising a ‘National Seminar on Milk and Milk Products’ at FICCI Auditorium, Tansen Marg,

New Delhi, on September 5, 2004. The Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries (Independent Charge), Mr Subodh Kant Sahai, will inaugurate the day-long seminar. The Minister of Animal Husbandry in the UP Government, Mr Virender Singh, will be the guest of honour on the occasion.

The Organizing Secretary and Managing Director of NNS, Mr Rajesh Gupta, said that though the dairy industry has made rapid strides during the last few years, it is faced with the differential sales tax problem. Eighty per cent of this industry is not aware of the benefits that are likely to occur to it as a sequel to maintaining quality of the product. As such, this industry is not developing in proportionate measure to its inherent strengths. 

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Report favours Women’s Bill
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
In a feedback report on issues concerning women submitted by the Centre for Social Research in the run up to the Beijing plus 10 review meeting, a mechanism for speedy justice to victims of difficult circumstances besides review of rape laws and more gender sensitisation has been sought.

The report submitted to the Department of Women and Child Development, includes a 18-point action plan which emphasises the need to fill the gaps on the implementation stages. The report calls for an immediate passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill to provide political space to women in decision making and also demands the passage of the Domestic Violence Prevention Bill.

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Malhotra lauds Vir Savarkar’s heroism
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
Nowadays, the politicians appreciate the efforts of only one family of the country and do not remember the sacrifice of other freedom heroes. This was stated by Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra, MP.

Speaking on the occasion of the 26th foundation day of Centre for Arya Youths Council here, Mr Malhotra said that Vir Savarkar was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Dayanand and joined the freedom movement.

The members of Arya Samaj were considered anti-British and their activities were banned. But Vir Savarkar did not care and jumped into the freedom movement to fight against the British government. During those days, the Arya Samaj had launched a number of movements of social reformation like woman education and uplift of backward.

Prof Malhotra said that he was shocked to hear the criticism against Vir Savarkar who sacrificed his life for the independence of the country. Seeing the sacrifice of Vir Savarkar, the government should have awarded him a Bharat Ratna. Vir Savarkar did not fight the war of independence only inside the country, but he also went abroad and united the Indians to fight against the British government in India. He appealed to the youths to come forward and protest against those who make sarcastic comments against the freedom fighters. 

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SP workers stop water supply to Delhi
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, August 29
The Samajwadi Party workers staged a protest against the proposed abattoir near Ghazipur border on Saturday.
The water supply to Delhi was also disconnected by the agitated SP workers who had reportedly occupied the office of the Asstt. Engineer, Muradnagar.

They had a heated exchange with the Dy District Magistrate when he ordered that the protesters be chased out of the Asstt Engineer’s office.

The police were, however, able to clear the government office of the volunteers. Even among the SP cadre, many had no idea that disrupting the water supply to Delhi was part of the protest.

Led by Satpal Chaudhari, Samajwadi Party’s Mahanagar president, a group of Samajwadi party volunteers had reached the Ganga Canal Bagirithi water works at noon yesterday. He stopped the water supply to Delhi by closing the canal regulator in protest against the Delhi government’s decision to set up a slaughterhouse in Ghazipur.

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Amity meet interacts with key HR personnel
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
The Centre of International Business (CIB), Amity Business School (ABS) hosted its first Global HR Meet from August 26-28, on the Amity Campus, Sector-44, Noida.
The meet was aimed towards interacting with the HR personnel of leading organisations. Amity truly believes that the contribution of HR Department, in making any organisation a gleaming success, is second to none.

Thus, HR meet is a platform where impeccable HR practitioners step forward and interact with the managers in the making. Mr Amar Singh, Member of Parliament, spokesperson, Samajwadi Party, lauded the efforts of both Amity and the Sahara Group, one which is a leader in providing quality education and the other working towards the social development of the country.

He added, “I am associated with both these groups who are committed to making this country a superpower in the years to come.”

The most prestigious Global Leadership Award was conferred on Mr Subrato Roy, Chairman, Sahara India

Parivar. Mr Sushanto Roy, Head of Infrastructure and Housing and Chief of Media and Entertainment collected the award on his behalf. Mr Satish Kaura, CMD, Samtel was conferred with the Corporate Leadership Award. The Best HR Head Award was given to Mr S. Y. Siddiqui, Chief GM-HRD, Maruti Udyog Ltd, Mr K. K. Sinha, Head-HR, NTPC, Mr A. K. Singh, GM-HR, Mothersons Sumi-Systems Ltd.

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SGPC member honoured
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 29
A programme was held by ‘Servants of Humanity’ to honour the second time co-opted member of Shromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee from Delhi, Harinder Pal Singh in which the representatives of various Sikh societies and Singh Sabhas participated and shared their views.

Spokesperson Harpal Singh said that the representatives of the Sikh organisations thanked the president of Shromani Akali Dal, Parkash Singh Badal, for selecting an educated, intelligent and sincere representative like Harinder Pal Singh from Delhi for the second time.

The representatives of Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Sikh Chetna Manch, Gurbani Parchar Society, All India President Jatherdar Raja Singh Sithi of Shromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee and various Singh sabhas, including Geeta Colony, Shahidan, Lodhi Road, and Tilak Nagar, personally congratulated Harinder Pal Singh .

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Two more fall victim to malaria
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 29
With two more cases of malaria having been confirmed, eight cases of malaria have been detected so far. The latest cases were found in a government hospital in Sector-30 Noida on Saturday.

Dilshad of slum area in Sector-18, and Sanjeev, 21, of Sector-14 slums were found suffering from malaria after the examination of their blood slides. In all, eight cases of malaria have been reported. CMO, Dr H.K.Sharma said in some cases, malaria could turn into a brain fever also while in others, malaria parasite gets into the blood stream of the patient.

These mosquitoes can be killed with fogging and other anti-malarial measures. Dr Sharma said since Noida Authority had not conducted the fogging operation in Sector-30 government hospital, he was not sure if the fogging operation had been conducted in Noida at all.

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Gr Noida to launch residential scheme 
Our Correspondent

Greater Noida, August 29
The Greater Noida Authority is set to launch a number of schemes to speed up the pace of development.
The authority hopes to get possession of land soon after the payment of land compensation, according to Santosh Kumar Divedi, Additional CEO Greater Noida.

Thus, the authority is set to launch a scheme of 750 residential plots in the first week of September.

Plots from 120 to 500 meters will be made available in the scheme. Besides, there are about 250 additional plots in Alpha, Beta, Delta and other residential sectors. These plots had earlier been cancelled due to various reasons. Fresh applications will be invited for these plots.

Mr Divedi said a commercial scheme is also being launched in which seven plots have been included.

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