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Poll time-table of MCD hangs fire
New Delhi, January 22
Uncertainty persists over the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections with opinion in both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress divided on the poll time-table. The term of the MCD House expires on March 31.

NCERT syllabi changes: Too little, too late
New Delhi, January 22
The reaction to the new syllabi released by the NCERT is mixed. While the historians have responded on expected lines, the NCERT has received kudos from the teaching fraternity for wielding the scissors and weeding out certain irrelevant portions.

VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Eight Pak nationals under detention
New Delhi, January 22
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has detained eight Pakistani nationals in the Capital during raids carried out to apprehend suspicious and anti-social elements as a precautionary measure before the Republic Day parade.

No takers for court diktat on video theatres
Gurgaon, January 22
Despite the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s orders to close down video theatres running in Gurgaon in contravention of the Cinematograph Act 1952 and the Copyright Act 1957, the district administration has taken no steps to implement the court directions, given more than two years ago.

Captive power unit in Uttaranchal proposed
Govt moots projects in nearby states to meet power needs
New Delhi, January 22
The energy-strapped National Capital Territory is exploring the possibility of setting up power projects in neighbouring states to meet its demand. Delhi Power Minister Ajay Maken is going to Chhattisgarh next week for selection of an appropriate site to set up a thermal power project dedicated to the consumers of the Capital.


Case filed after 19 days
Faridabad, January 22
Nineteen days after a teenage-boy was reported missing, the police have now booked a case of kidnapping. A plus-two student of a public school here, Rohit Vashist has been untraceable since January 2.

Auto spare scam in MCD; seven officials booked
New Delhi, January 22
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the CBI today claimed to have unearthed a scam in the purchase of auto spares in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and registered a case against seven officials, including an Executive Engineer.

Saket breathes easy as MCD dumps lethargy
New Delhi, January 22
Drive down the Press Enclave road in south Delhi’s Saket and you just cannot help noticing a red brick cubical wall, with a couple of small lamps on top of it. The four stairs to the entrance, the beautifully designed railings and to cap it, a huge Maruti Zen advertisement on the wall which only beautifies it further.

A wonder of green fingers
New Delhi, January 22
Lush green lawn lined with big beautiful trees, flowers, sculptures and chirping birds offers a view of a small forest and if such verdant ambience is found at home, it will evoke a healthy and pleasant feeling. And if the showpieces are also of the same smoothness, curves and colours, it is quite amazing. 

Prabha Jain mothers her garden.

Prabha Jain mothers her garden

I’M – Where aesthetics weds technology
CCIDENTS don’t always bring misfortune, they can steer the wheel of your life in a direction where success is a cornerstone. “I ventured into design accidentally. I used to accompany my architect hubby to meetings and the in-depth discussion about design and structure lured me,” says Punam Kalra, the lady behind I’M, a centre for applied arts.

  • Rendezvous with Swarovski chandeliers

  • Khadi, the new fashion statement

MCF to adopt new accounting system
Faridabad, January 22
The Municipal Corporation, Faridabad (MCF) is planning to introduce the `double entry accounting’ system from the coming financial year to check the possibility of financial irregularities and malpractice.

  • Seminar on rights

  • Ornaments stolen

  • Youth hostels


Eunuchs castrate youth
Noida, January 22
Eunuchs are in the news again. While in Noida they castrated a 19-year-old youth, the eunuchs of Loni in Ghaziabad were beaten up by their counterparts in Delhi. In Noida, some eunuchs are alleged to have cut the private parts of a youth to make him a member of the third sex. Though the youth is admitted in a hospital, the police have failed to take any action. 

Two ‘dowry’ deaths in Noida
Noida, January 22
Two dowry deaths have been reported. One young woman was set aflame while the other was allegedly poisoned by her in-laws in Noida. According to Sector-58 police, Rajinder Prasad of New Seemapuri, Delhi, had married his daughter Usha to Shiv Shankar of Master Park in Khoda Colony six month ago. Usha’s in-laws had been allegedly ill-treating her as she did not bring a TV and fridge in dowry. 

Two more members of Hansa gang nabbed
Jhajjar, January 22
With the arrest of two more members of the inter-state gang, involved in several cases of murder dacoity and looting, from near Jargadpur village of the district, the district police today claimed to have solved more criminal cases. Three members of the same gang were arrested on January 17.

1.5 kg heroin seized, 2 held
New Delhi, January 22
Two persons belonging to an inter-state gang involved in illicit trafficking of drugs were arrested from Sector III, Rohini and 1.5 kg of fine quality heroin worth Rs 1.5 crore in the international market seized by the North-West district police yesterday.

  • Duplicate shampoos seized


Sonepat bus depot makes record profit
Sonepat, January 22
The Sonepat depot of the Haryana Roadways has earned a profit of Rs 19.47 lakh during the month of December 2001, thereby creating a record in the history of the state.


From QSQT to K3G - an eventful journey
T takes time to climb the ladder of success.’ This statement fits well with Kiran Deohans, the charismatic, unique and vigorous ad filmmaker and cinematographer. His recent hit movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gum has put him in the limelight as never before.


DDCA gears up for ODI
New Delhi, January 22
The Ferozeshah Kotla ground sports a billiards-top look, though the wicket does not have a blade of grass, as the Delhi and District Cricket Association’s (DDCA) effort seems to be to create a ‘sporting wicket” for the fifth One-Day International match between India and England to be played in the Capital on January 31.

Zakir Husain to meet Jamia in final
New Delhi, January 22
Former champions and hosts Zakir Husain College and Jamia Milia Islamia entered the final of the 15th Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.

Tarun Sangha hold Mughals in League
New Delhi, January 22
Former champions Mughals were held to a goalless draw by Tarun Sangha 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 Tuesday.

Vijay, Gaurav in five-way lead
New Delhi, January 22
Five golfers tied for the lead after the opening round with scores of two-under 70 apiece in the Rs 8-lakh HT ProGolf 2002 at the Jaypee Greens course here today.

Timex Quiz to be aired on DD Wisdon
New Delhi, January 22
Timex Watches will conduct a quiz on cricket to be broadcast on DD Sports Channel during the “DD Wisdon 20:20 powered by Times” India-England One-Day International(ODI)Series. Each ODI will have two capsules—one after the first innings during the lunchh break and the other after the conclusion of the match.

Bechtecl move up in Teri Cup
New Delhi, January 22
Bechtecl, helped by the brilliant bowling of Sushmit Mukerjee (4 for 26) and Gagan (3 for 20), scored a facile 34 runs victory against NIIT in the 9th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval, Gurgaon.


Traffic restricted for dress rehearsal
New Delhi, January 22
No traffic will be allowed on the route of the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade tomorrow. Motorists have been advised to take alternate routes. A spokesman of the Delhi Traffic Police said that the traffic would also be halted at least 40 minutes before the parade at various points en route.


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