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Gurdwara Bill sent to President
DSGMC poll likely to be postponed
New Delhi, January 27
Finally after seven years, the Union Home Minister has forwarded the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971 (Amendment) Bill, seeking to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years for the presidential assent. 

Remove mosque’s illegal portion: HC
New Delhi, January 27
The Delhi High Court has directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to remove the unauthorised construction in Kaziwala mosque within six months.

Mentok Stanmo, a flower dance performed by the inhabitants of Nurba Valley in Ladakh, offers the first flower of spring season to God and the second to the beloved. The dance festival is part of the Republic Day celebrations at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Sunday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Drive towards safer roads, full of bumps 
New Delhi, January 27
How safe are Delhi’s roads? This clichéd question is asked every time an accident stirs the collective conscience of the metropolis. The question was asked after a BMW had mowed down unsuspecting road users a few years back. It was again asked when a school bus had plunged into the Yamuna river killing scores of children. 
A view of the specially designed Institute of Driving and Training Research. Tribune Photo

MCD teachers awaiting their salaries
New Delhi, January 27
The teachers of various schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are suffering economic hardship as they have not been given their salaries. This, despite the fact that they had called off their prolonged strike last month after reaching an agreement with the authorities.

Trader waylaid, Gohana  shopkeepers down shutters
Sonepat, January 27
Shopkeepers kept their shutters down and observed a complete strike at Gohana, a sub-divisional town 35 km away from here, yesterday in protest against the delay in arresting three youths who allegedly waylaid Mr Prem Dureja, a kiryana merchant, on the eve of the Republic Day.

IT officials raid HCL offices
Noida, January 27
The Income Tax Department carried out searches on the official premises of HCL group at Sector 3 here as well as at the residence of company officials on Thursday and seized some documents. The search began at around 9.00 am at the Noida office.


Terrorism main theme of Republic Day speeches 
Gurgaon, January 27
Terrorism has become an intricate problem not only for our country but also for the world today and is posing a constant threat to our democracy and world peace. So we must strive unitedly to solve this problem by supporting the Central Government’s stand in avoiding a war. This was stated by the Haryana Governor, Mr Babu Parmanand, after unfurling the National Flag and taking the salute and inspecting the guard of honour at the state-level function of the Republic Day held at the Police Line Grounds here yesterday.
Majestic India Gate: The absence of clear signposts makes it difficult for road users to reach their destinations from the famous landmark.

The making and the unmaking of plans
hey say that Delhi’s skyline will be changed in 20 years if and when the new, 20-year Master Plan is implemented. Of course, the plan, prepared by the Lt-Governor with the help of some aides, will have to be approved by more than one authorities before it is implemented. Already, there is a controversy over how it could be prepared and presented without taking into confidence and without even consulting the elected government of Delhi.

  • Lost at India Gate
  • Ah, To Be A Voter!
  • Revolving restaurant
  • Animal lovers

Liquor consuming Jangpura slums
New Delhi, January 27
For almost three years now, illegal slum clusters have been posing serious security threats to the residents of south Delhi’s Jangpura and adjoining areas. The slums near the historical Bara Pulla Bridge were demolished partially nearly two years ago but have come up again gradually and residents of nearby areas allege that they have become a virtual hub of anti-social elements.

Doc held for sex determination test
A government doctor was arrested yesterday on the charge of conducting a test to determine the sex of a foetus. According to police sources, a joint team of the police and health authorities raided the premises of Dr Gajanand Aggarwal at Adarsh Colony here following a complaint and seized Rs 1,500, allegedly received by the doctor for determining the sex of a foetus, and the ultrasound machine. A case under Section 23 of the Pre-natal Diagnostic Technique Act has been registered against the doctor.
  • Lathi-charge
  • Minor gang raped
  • 7 gamblers held

Six-digit phone numbers at Sonepat, Gohana  from Feb 1
Sonepat, January 27
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to introduce a new scheme for converting the telephone numbers of the subscribers from five digits to six digits, covered by the SDCA exchanges at Sonepat and Gohana towns with effect from the midnight of February 1.


Gang of computer thieves busted, 11 held
New Delhi, January 27
The arrest of a resident of Geeta Colony, Arvind Kumar, alias Lamba, on Friday has led the East district police to bust a gang involved in stealing computers and its accessories from the area. The police arrested 10 more members of the gang following the disclosures made by Arvind. The police also seized one country-made pistol and six live cartridges from Arvind.

  • Two killed

Servant behind housewife murder
Ghaziabad, January 27
The Indirapuram police claimed to have solved the Shikha Jain murder which took place in East Panchmani Apartment a fortnight ago. According to the police, a former domestic help of the Jains and his friends had committed the crime on January 12. The police have arrested the servant, Raju.


Herbal-based Asmakure, a breath of fresh air for asthmatics
Herbicure has launched ‘Asmakure’, a bio solution to cure asthma. The product assures very effective cure for asthma without any adverse effects of the medication. This medicine has to be taken preferably with honey for the best results.
  • Kneads in no time
  • Shave gel in sachet
  • Check on shirts
  • Nimbu powder
  • Designed for party
  • AC with a timer
  • Herbal shampoo


On an edutainment trip from Noida to Goa 
The students of Vishwa Bharti Public School, Noida, had a fun-filled trip to Goa. About 120 students along with 20 teachers went on an edutainment trip as part of the winter excursion. The students were enthralled by the breathtaking sights of the state, famous for its beaches.

The students of Vishwa Bharti Public School, Noida, in Goa
  • Parkash Utsav
  • Sports meet
  • Fun with balloons
  • Painting title
  • Maths Olympiad

Need to make computer education broad-based
lthough the revision of syllabus is overdue, we should avoid getting an impression that there is any slant in favour of any particular set of events or thoughts. There should be a broad banding of consultations among experts holding different viewpoints so as to arrive at a consensus.


Six teams for Durand Cup qualifying round
New Delhi, January 27
Three local teams and three teams from Services will battle it out in the knock-out qualifying round of the 114th edition of the Allwyn Durand Cup Football Tournament, starting with a match between City Club and EME Centre at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

Delhi Spring Polo Season to begin on Feb. 5
New Delhi, January 27
The Annual Delhi Spring Polo Season will begin on February 5 with the Junior IPA Championship at the Army Equestrian Centre, Delhi Cantonment and Jaipur Polo ground. The final of the event will be held on February 8.

CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket
New Delhi, January 27
Child Relief and You (CRY), a non-profit organisation working for child rights in India, and Cadence have partnered to organise the second CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge.

Punjab, Manipur win tug-of-war titles
New Delhi, January 27
Punjab annexed the overall championship trophy for boys while Manipur lifted the girls overall title in the third National Sub-Junior Tug-of-War Championship held at Police Lines, Kingsway Camp, in the Capital on Sunday.

Feroz Ali wins ProGolf crown
New Delhi, January 27
Feroz Ali withstood an early charge from Gaurav Ghei to win the HT ProGolf 2002 title—his third in five starts on the Hero Honda Golf Tour 2002 and third in five starts on the Hero Honda Golf Tour—by a comfortable margin of four strokes at the par-72 Jaypee Green Golf Resort.


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