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Akalis have another flank to guard
New Delhi, January 18
The Akali parties have suddenly found their hands full, with the Municipal Corporation and gurdwara polls, besides the battle of ballot in Punjab, coming virtually at the same time.

Polls near, yet may be far 
New Delhi, January 18
Even as the various parties have galvanised their cadres into activity for the scheduled elections to the Delhi Municipal Corporation, there is a feeling in the political circles that the polls may be deferred for at least six months.

A girl enjoys go-karting at the 6th Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Pak citizen hopped from state to state...
Ghaziabad, January 18
The suspect killed by Muradnagar police 10 days ago has turned out to be a Pakistani citizen, Shahid alias Saiyed. He was an active member of the ‘Black Eagle’ group which is known to incite riots and cause communal disturbances. Shahid had reportedly sneaked into India to escape the wrath of Lahore police, says Ghaziabad SSP Prashant Kumar.

Learning can be fun to boot 
New Delhi, January 18
It has long been accepted that given a chance even the teachers would like to change the cumbersome and unimaginative texts that are a part of school curriculum. A history tome with old colourless pictures, or a ‘dry’ mathematics book, is certainly no means of enhancing the quality of education.

Computerised visuals can relieve the monotony of textual matter.

Citizen is boss, but babu's still the king
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 18
That “policies are as good or bad as their implementation” has been driven home to the Government of NCT of Delhi by the disappointing response to the Right to Information Act, 2001 among the bureaucracy and public alike.

Jaitley’s support sought on Nishan Sahib Gurdwara
New Delhi, January 18
The bid to save the Nishan Sahib Gurdwara from being demolished continued today with members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and the Satsang Committee Nizamuddin meeting the Union Law Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, to enlist his support for the cause.

Rs 13 lakh fine for tampering with meter
Faridabad, January 18
An ice-making factory, located in the Palwal sub-division of the district, has to cough up a Rs 13 lakh penalty, imposed by the Vidyut Nigam authorities for allegedly stealing power by tampering with the meter.

  • Fraud cases


Schoolchildren rehearsing for the Republic Day parade on Rajpath in the Capital on Saturday. —Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

CM harps on CNG failings
New Delhi, January 18
With only two weeks left for meeting the Supreme Court deadline, the Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, today attacked the single fuel mode policy for public transport. “We need to be assured that CNG is the fuel that will take us through the century,” she said addressing a seminar on Alternative Energy Driven Vehicles at the Auto Expo here. 

Police corner three dreaded gangsters 
Jhajjar, January 18
The district police claimed to have succeeded in solving several cases of murder, dacoity and looting with the arrest of three dreaded gangsters, identified as Hansraj of Charakhi Dadri, Kuldeep and Vinod of Goyala Kalan village, by the CIA wing near Bahadurgarh town today.

Could the tragedy at Koshambi have been averted?
The collapse of a 3-storey building, KA-17, under construction in Koshambi, Ghaziabad’s zero distance colony from Delhi, has once again raised serious doubts about GDA’s ability to enforce building construction by laws, mandatory for all plot owners. In the mishap, eight construction workers perished and another twenty two were injured, following heavy downpour on Tuesday afternoon.

The under-construction three-storey building in Koshambi which collapsed, killing 8 labourers.
  • For Ambedkar’s sake
  • Contributing one’s mite
  • Red-tapism

Family health fortnight to be observed in February
Rohtak, January 18
A `family health awareness fortnight’ will be observed from the first week of February, Deputy Commissioner Anil Malik has said. He was presiding over a meeting of the district level committee constituted for the purpose today. He said the programme would be sponsored by the Haryana AIDS Control Society.
  • UHBVN cash counters
  • 2 die, 11 hurt in mishaps
  • Husband, wife strangled

2 youths hang themselves  to death
Noida, January 18
Two youths reportedly hanged themselves last night in the city. While one person took his life after he had a tiff with his wife on money, the other did so as he had lost his job. Their bodies have been sent for autopsy.


Four held for robbery on New Year’s eve
New Delhi, January 18
With the Wednesday’s arrest of four persons, the North-West police claimed to have solved a robbery that took place on the eve of New Year. The police have recovered one country-made pistol, two button-actuated knives and one stolen mobile phone from the suspects.

  • Drug peddlers nabbed
  • Murder solved

Gurgaon Gramin Bank posts record profit 
Gurgaon, January 18
The Gurgaon Gramin Bank posted a net profit of Rs 23.03 crore, representing a growth of 28.05 per cent, said the bank’s chairman Mr S. N. Bhat. The bank had recorded profits last year too.


Jai Prasad of Teri, who was adjudged the Man of the Series in the third Teri Super Sixes Cricket Cup, which concluded at the Teri Oval. He remained not out in all the four matches he played, scoring 31, 32, 30 and 35 runs respectively.

IAF, Mughals split points in DSA League
New Delhi, January 18
Former champions Mughals and Indian Air Force (New Delhi) were locked in a goalless draw in a Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

Former Delhi captain Madhavanand passes away
New Delhi, January 18
Former Delhi State football captain and Punjab National Bank player Madhavanand died at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in the Capital on Thursday. He was undergoing treatment for blood cancer for the past few months. He leaves behind his wife and a five-year-old daughter.

Gyan Bharati win match in Australia
New Delhi, January 18
Good batting by Sebi Kukreja (37) and Gautam Bhirani (25 n.o) helped Gyan Bharati South Delhi Cricket Academy score a three-wicket victory against RWA XI on their Australian tour.

Ram Lal Anand shock PGDAV College
New Delhi, January 18
Last year’s runners-up Ram Lal Anand College (Morning and Evening) stunned PGDAV College 2-0 in the 15th Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.


Panchayats asked to support vikas samitis wholeheartedly
Sonepat, January 18
Mr Ashok Yadav, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Executive Officer of the District Rural Development Authority (DRDA) has called upon the gram panchayats to extend their full cooperation to the gram vikas samitis, constituted by the state government under the ‘Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar’ programme, launched by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala. 


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