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Police chief warns of R-Day strike
Mr Ajay Raj SharmaNew Delhi, January 7
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr Ajay Raj Sharma, today cautioned the public that specific intelligence inputs indicate a possible terrorist strike during the Republic Day parade in the Capital.

Delhi objects to VAT anomalies
New Delhi, January 7
The road to implementation of a full-fledged taxation regime in the country from the designated date of April 1, 2002 seems to have hit a major block with Delhi apparently complaining about severe discrimination due to “repeated and constant default” in floor rates of some commodities by other states.

Sheila seeks Sonia’s blessings… 

New Delhi, January 7
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday called on 10 Janpath to seek Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s blessings ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections slated for February-end.

Delhi Chief Minister and her team with Sonia Gandhi on Monday.


Old age is all about human bonding. Ask this octogenarian
New Delhi, January 7
There is a question mark over the future of geriatrics care, a nascent field of interest in the country. But it can surely benefit from the experiences of Mr Naunihal Singh, an octogenarian social activist who strongly feels that good health and cheerfulness in old age is more about human bonding and less about physiological infirmities.
Mr Naunihal Singh with the late President Giani Zail Singh (File pic.)
Mr Naunihal Singh with the late President Giani Zail Singh (File pic.)

But where is the Gidda?— Tribune Photo

Bihar dolphin for Gurgaon aquarium
Gurgaon, January 7
The Haryana Government has decided to set up an aquarium-cum-awareness centre in the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) park, known as the Leisure Valley, the haunt of morning joggers and fitness freaks in Sector 29.

Faridabad emerging as hub of fake goods
Faridabad, January 7
Caught in a web of recession for the last several years, Faridabad seems to be emerging as a hub of duplicate or spurious products. The duplicate products include a variety of items. 


CM promises to take colleges to outskirts
New Delhi, January 7
In the two years since its inception, the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has derecognised seven colleges affiliated to it after a high-power committee, constituted by the Government of NCT of Delhi, found them short on the stipulated standards.

Wheat worth crores goes to seed in Sonepat
Sonepat, January 7
Wheat worth crores of rupees, packed in the gunny bags and lying uncovered in the open at the godown of the Food and Supplies Department in the city and elsewhere in the district, has been damaged because of two-week-long foggy conditions in the region.

Watergate: Rai unit officials swindle lakhs
Sonepat, January 7
The officials of the Rai Water Service Division of the irrigation department in the district have reportedly duped the state exchequer of lakhs of rupees by misutilising the public funds, allotted for the desilting work of the Pai distributory last year.

Weekly mart: A mess all the way
New Delhi, January 7
The milling crowd blocking the road; vendors shouting and screaming; pavements completely taken over; ‘thelewallahs’ with their ‘thelas’ right in the middle of the road! It is chaos – every day of the week in one place or the other in the national Capital.

‘Sikhs now feel comfortable staying in Delhi’
e has a versatile personality and has the knack to be in the right place at the right moment. Known for his organisational skill, Pushpinder Singh, is much sought after figure in the Sikh community circles.

Rs 59 lakh pending as house tax in Rohtak
Rohtak, January 7
House tax amounting to nearly Rs 59 lakh is pending in the district for the period between January 1990 and December 2001. House tax from various government buildings amounts to Rs 17.12 lakh for this period.
  • Appointed
  • Rs 30,000 looted
  • Shot dead
  • Studio gutted
  • Road accidents
  • Arrested
  • Wife assaulted
  • Rally

Smokers to be segregated in Delhi eateries
New Delhi, January 7
The restaurants in the NCT of Delhi have been asked to make separate provisions for smokers and non-smokers and also display them prominently. Urban Development Minister A. K. Walia said after the promulgation of the Anti-Smoking Act in the NCT of Delhi, the restaurants would have to have designated smoking and non-smoking zones.


MCD inspector arrested for taking bribe
New Delhi, January 7
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Police arrested an inspector (House Tax) of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) allegedly for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a complainant.

  • Fake LPG kits
  • Youth stabbed

ESI health services not in the pink 
Noida, January 7
The health services provided under the Employees State Insurance Scheme, with the cooperation of the Central and the State Government, are in a bad shape today in Gautambudh Nagar.

New ENT surgical techniques
Noida, January 7
The increase in pollution, infection and allergy has led to cases of
  sinus infection, nasal and sinus polyps, causing nasal blockade, persistent cold and headache. The incidents have becoming quite common these days.


City Club down New Delhi Heroes in DSA League
New Delhi, January 7
Former league champions City Club scored a 2-0 victory against New Delhi Heroes in a Group A preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

Birsamunda thrive on Sangita Minz’s hattrick
New Delhi, January 7
Sangita Minz scored three goals in a row to star in Birsamunda Vidyapitha's (Rourkela) 4-0 victory against SJPML Model Senior Secondary School, Yamunanagar (Haryana) in the 8th Nehru-NDNC Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

DDCA calls 21 players for Ranji Trophy camp
New Delhi, January 7
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has named 21 players for a coaching camp in preparation of the Delhi team for the Ranji Trophy knock out round.

Venkat Sundaram Cricket Academy opens
New Delhi, January 7
Yet another cricket academy took birth in Delhi when former North Zone and Delhi batsman Venkat Sundaram established a cricket academy at Greenfields School, Dilshad Gardens. Former India player Surinder Khanna inaugurated the academy.

Former Indian wicket-keeper Surinder Khanna inaugurating the Venkat Sundaram Cricket Academy at the Greenfields School, Dilshad Gardens, in the Capital.

Shooters exhorted to create records
New Delhi, January 7
Lt General Shekatkar, Commandant of Infantry School, Mhow, exhorted shooters to achieve excellence in their chosen sport, and create new records at the 45th National Shooting Championships, which began on Monday.

Asian-Oceanian Korfball in Delhi from February 13
New Delhi, January 7
The fifth Asian-Oceanian Korfball Championship will be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi from February 13 to 16.

Top players for Hero Honda Golf
New Delhi, January 7
Leading players from Asia and India will vie for top honours in the Hero Honda Golf Open-Pune 2002, which begins at the Poona Club course on Tuesday. The 15th leg of the Hero Honda Golf Tour, the tournament offers Rs 10 lakh in prize money with the winner getting to pocket a whopping Rs 1,62,000.


NCT Western Expressway project work reviewed
New Delhi, January 7
The work on the Western Expressway, which would decongest the National Capital Territory of heavy vehicles, was reviewed at a high-level meeting here today.

Rebate for autos with foolproof meters
New Delhi, January 7
As an incentive to Three-wheeler Scooter Rickshaw (TSR) drivers, the Delhi Finance Corporation (DFC) has decided to offer a 0.25 per cent interest rebate on the loan secured by them from the Corporation in return for installing tamper-proof electronic meters on their vehicles.

Rs 29.38 cr collected from erring motorists
New Delhi, January 7
The Delhi Traffic Police collected a sum of Rs 29.38 crore from the erring motorists challaned in the Capital last year. It is an increase of about Rs 8 crore collected in the 2000.


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