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Delhi, Centre find common ground
New Delhi, January 11
The Government of NCT of Delhi and the Union Government would seek extension of the January 31 deadline set by the Supreme Court for conversion of the Capital’s fleet of buses to the CNG mode. 
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Petroleum Minister Ram Naik
Joining hands: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Petroleum Minister Ram Naik. Tribune Photo

CM conveys her anguish to L-G
New Delhi, January 11
Angered by the short shrift given to the Government of NCT of Delhi in preparing the draft of the amended Master Plan, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said that she had communicated her “disappointment” to the Lieutenant Governor and conveyed her anguish at leaving an elected government out of the consultation process.


Ten more buses likely on Gurgaon-Delhi route
Gurgaon, January 11
The district Haryana Roadways authorities have urged the State government to provide 10 more buses and sought permission to appoint more conductors and drivers. 

Faridabad DC’s PA faces graft inquiry
Faridabad, January 11
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) will conduct a probe into the charges of corruption against the personal assistant (PA) of the deputy commissioner; the PA was suspended recently.

‘No’ to plastic bags, ‘yes’ to plastic classrooms
New Delhi, January 11
We graduated from kuchha (tents) to pucca (cemented) buildings, but now we are going to have a pucca-kachha building. Baffled! Well, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has drawn up an ingenious plan to have classrooms made of high quality plastic. These plastic rooms will replace the tents and can be easily moved from one place to another.

No phone, yet being billed
Faridabad, January 11
The District Telecom Department here occasionally goes into an overdrive and begins showing remarkable alacrity on some matters, especially when it comes to billing people. It doesn’t matter whether the ‘subscriber’ really deserves to be billed – bill it must.



Crossing Inner Ring Road becomes a tortuous task 
New Delhi, January 11
The Delhi Traffic Police have closed all the right turns existing on Inner Ring Road on the orders of the high court to ease congestion, reduce road accidents and smoothen traffic flow, especially during peak hours.

Anti-power theft drive yields results
Sonepat, January 11
The anti-power theft campaign launched by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) in its Sonepat circle has yielded good results. Giving this information, Mr S. N. Roy, Deputy Commissioner, told mediapersons that the officials of the Nigam had checked 2,838 power connections and detected 365 cases of power theft during the last month’s special campaign.

Stung by Govt threat, MCD gets into action
New Delhi, January 11
Galvanised into action by the Delhi Government’s threat to clamp down on further funds, unless earlier funds were properly utilised, MCD has broken into a feverish bout of activity. Result: Roads are being repaired, sewage pipes are being laid and deep trenches are being dug for carrying the sullage.

Schemes for LPG, ration card-holders launched
New Delhi, January 11
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Friday launched two schemes for the consumers – ‘Indhan Scheme’ for LPG connections to the poor and ‘Tatkal Ration Card Scheme’ for those not falling under Below Poverty Level (BPL) category.

Alisha Chinoy
Pop star Alisha Chinoy at a press conference, to celebrate her latest album in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Gurgaon reeling under power cuts
Gurgaon, January 11
Despite the claim of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) officials that the power supply in the circle is quite satisfactory, the experience of the people in the district is a different story all together. There are unscheduled power cuts throughout the day in almost all parts of the area.However, DHBVN officials insist that the power supply in the district is fine and insignificant load shedding have been enforced in the circle. 

DJB connection in 24 hours
New Delhi, January 11
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) today announced a series of consumer-friendly measures, including the sanctioning of new water connections within 24 hours and a liberalised policy for regularisation of unauthorised connections.

Adding more life and zest to the old
hank you very much for carrying the story about the work being done by Aashirwad, for the welfare of senior citizens. I have been associated with it for the last several years and now I am the vice-president. We are actively engaged in bringing some relief to the senior citizens and helping them in prolonging their lives as well as keeping them actively engaged both mentally and physically. In other words, to motivate them to pursue a “happy, healthy and long life”.

AGE NO BAR: (From left to right) N Singh and M L Bagga
  • How many hours do they teach in colleges?

  • don’t strike

  • where’re results?

Plastic bags banned in GB Nagar from Jan 26
Noida, January 11
Several crucial decisions were taken at the meetings of the Udyog Bandhu and Vyapar Udyog Bandu in Gautam Budh Nagar district on January 9. According to one of the decisions, the District Magistrate, Mr Deepak Kumar, has banned the use of plastic bags of 20 microns or less thickness from January 26 in the district.

Young Voice
Knitwear is her canvas, Salvador Dali her inspiration 
New Delhi, January 11
Salvador Dali, the renowned French painter is her inspiration. Abstractness, vagueness, gloominess with blatant pessimism were the world of Dali and she became a part of his world to see beyond what he was trying to portray so that she could inculcate the beauty of his work onto her knitwear.


Car knocks down constable
New Delhi, January 11
Mr Bhupinder (23), a constable of the Delhi Police, was killed after a Maruti car knocked him down at the front gate of Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminus today morning.

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MDU defers new exam system 
Rohtak, January 11
Bowing to the mounting pressure under the statewide student agitation and political parties, Maharshi Dayanand University today deferred its controversial decision regarding the introduction of the three-set question paper system till the next academic session.


Mixed luck for Delhi teams in Sub-Junior Hockey
New Delhi, January 11
Delhi teams had mixed luck in the 19th Nehru-ONGC Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament with Government Boys School, Nagloi (Delhi) recording a convincing 4-2 victory against Loyola School, Nagaland and Union Academy caving in tamely to Shah Satnamji School, Sirsa 1-3 (Haryana) at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

ND Heroes, Garhwal Heroes earn full points in DSA League
New Delhi, January 11
New Delhi (ND) Heroes and Garhwal Heroes recorded identical 1-0 victories in Group A and B respectively in the preliminary league of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

Delhi, Tamil Nadu record wins in Postal Cricket
New Delhi, January 11
Delhi Circle beat Uttar Pradesh Circle by 13 runs and Tamil Nadu beat Andhra Pradesh Circle by 39 runs in the semi-finals of the 15th All-India Postal Cricket Tournament, organised by the Delhi Postal Sports Board, at the Delhi University ground and Khalsa College ground respectively in the Capital.
Mr RRP Singh, PMG, Delhi Circle, ‘opens’ the batting, before the start of the semi-finals, in the All-India Postal Cricket Tournament at the Delhi University ground.

Sutanshu Saxena stars for Dronacharya Foundation
New Delhi, January 11
Sutanshu Saxena hit an unbeaten 51 with seven boundaries to help Dronacharya Cricket Foundation score a facile eight-wicket victory against Roshanara Cricket Club in the Roshanara Cup Tournament at the Roshanara ground in the Capital.

Feroz Ali takes three-stroke lead in Hero Honda Open
New Delhi, January 11
Defending champion Feroz Ali of Kolkata took a three-stroke lead on the penultimate round of the Rs 10 lakh Hero Honda Golf Open on Friday. Feroz carded a level-par 72 to take his tally to five-under 208 for the tournament.

Ashok Khanna passes away
New Delhi, January 11
Veteran sports official Ashok Khanna of the Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) died at the Noida Medi-care Centre, after a brief illness. The 56-year-old Khanna is survived by his wife and two daughters.


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