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Saathi raps bureaucrats
Woeful utilisation of funds by Govt departments
New Delhi, January 10
After pulling up the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for poor utilisation of funds, Finance Minister MS Saathi has directed his ire at bureaucrats heading key departments of the Government of NCT of Delhi for committing the “sin” of leading the government up the garden path and rendering utilisation of Plan Expenditure “anbormally low.”

When peace flows out of the barrel of the gun.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Chautala pays homage to soldiers
Faridabad, January 10
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, today visited two villages to condole the death of two jawans. Speaking at the condolence meetings, organised at Bhulwana and Banchari villages of Hodal sub-division, Mr Chautala lauded the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers of Haryana since Independence.

Commuters cool their heels for hours in fog-hit Sonepat
Sonepat, January 10
Thousands of passengers, mostly commuters, government servants, schoolteachers, students and businessmen remained stranded for hours together in Sonepat and nearby railway stations today following the late running of long-distance mail, express, superfast and Shatabadi Express as well as the suburban trains, running on the DUK section of the Northern Railway.



MCD teachers’ suspension revoked
New Delhi, January 10
The suspension orders of nearly 300 teachers working in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi-run schools, who had been on a month-long strike, have been revoked.

Guru Nanak Girls School lift title
New Delhi, January 10
Shri Guru Nanak Public Girls Senior Secondary School, Shahabad Markanda (Haryana), capped their brilliant run in the eighth Nehru-NDMC Girls Hockey Tournament when they scored a comprehensive 5-0 victory against Birsamunda Vidyapitha, Rourkela (Orissa), to lift the title at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Thursday.


The Silver Street of Delhi
handni Chowk, is literally the street of the silversmiths, is more an area than a single street branching out into a bazaar of splendour and squalor. Indeed, one of the most fascinating things about this area is the persistent contrast that it presents on the one hand of the choice and valuable jeweller it stocks and on the other of masses of simple people walking, or cycling, or traveling by cycle rickshaw up and down its old lanes and by-lanes.

  • A melodious treat
  • Tourists’ mecca

Painting a vivid picture of historical Mewat
A rest house of Mewat, captured on canvas.Mewat. Does the word remind you of anything? Maybe the town of yore that figured in the bedtime stories that your grandfather narrated to lull you to sleep. Maybe its vibrant, cultural life. Or the patriotic fervour of its people, which lent to it the sobriquet, ‘Backbone of Hindustan’ Never mind, if you can’t recall anything. This is what happens when we don’t care two hoots for our rich heritage and cultural ethos.

A rest house of Mewat, captured on canvas.

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