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Cong, BJP wary of ides of March

The Union Home Minister’s “assurance” that the civic polls will be held before March 31, so that the new House of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is elected by April 1, has not cut ice with the Congress rank and file.
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With the Centre ruling out elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi in February, the Bharatiya Janata Party, in an apparent pre-planned strategy, today accused the Congress Government of indulging in doublespeak and raising a bogus issue of poll dates. Full Story

Youngster turns tables on contract killers
Ghaziabad, January 29
Two contract killers have been arrested by the Kavi Nagar police for demanding a ransom of Rs 2 lakh from the son of a Jt.Commissioner of trade tax department here.

Duping the state govt, cheating the tax payer
Rohtak, January 29
The contract price of suture material approved by the Director, Supplies and Disposals, Haryana, is three to four times higher than the price approved by the Director General, Supplies and Disposal, Government of India, Chennai office. 

  • Eight cops suspended

What is the truth about CNG?
New Delhi, January 29
With two days left for the expiry of Supreme Court’s January 31 deadline for converting the Capital’s fleet of buses to CNG mode, the Government of NCT of Delhi is battling frayed nerves while maintaining a “strategic ambiguity” over its next course of action.

She is the girl on flying wheels
Faridabad, January 29
Sixteen-year-old Khusboo Saini is not just another teenager. She has put the skating-rink on fire with her record-breaking feats in the past four years. Fondly described as the ‘girl on flying wheels’ by her friends, Khusboo is not only the top skater in the country, but has also been a bronze medallist at the Asian Championship held last year.

Khusboo Saini setting the skating-rink on fire.

Murder or suicide pact? 
New Delhi, January 29
The police are trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of a 19-year-old resident of Karala village near Paschim Vihar, West Delhi, and his 15-year-old niece in their house this morning.

  • Infant killed in clash

A fair for pickpockets
New Delhi, January 29
The World Book Fair at the Pragati Maidan is not only attracting book lovers, but also members of the nimble fingers’ tribe – pickpockets. A large number of visitors at the fair found to their dismay at the time of paying for their purchases that their wallets were missing.

Visitors at the World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 


A hazy dividing line between houses and shops in South Delhi
New Delhi, January 29
Rampant commercialisation in most of the posh colonies of South Delhi and the inability of the authorities to put a stop to it have now forced several “law-abiding” citizens to take up agitational methods to make their residential complex look like one rather than a “shopping complex”. 

Showers take toll of wheat bags kept in open
Sonepat, January 29
The Haryana Government is likely to suffer a huge financial loss owing to the failure of the authorities of the Food and Supplies Department and other procurement agencies to cover thousands of bags of wheat. Hundreds of bags of wheat are still lying in the open in their godowns and some of the foodgrain markets in the district.

Perfumes for ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ impact
Cleopatra would not step out without using some; Sheba had a penchant for them, back home our erstwhile maharanis have had their favourite ones. Bottles of delicate cuts and designs containing the precious droplets, which can transform you into a sweet-smelling sprite. Yes, we are talking about perfumes, those heavenly smelling vapours that every woman craves for and have recently become a must-have. Even the fairy tales and romantic best-sellers are incomplete without the whiff of these sense-tickling delights.
Enough to perfume your lifestyle.
  • Home decor
  • For lips
  • Feng Shui

Photo sessions for ID cards from Feb 1
Rewari, January 29
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer, Mr Vineet Garg, has announced the schedule for the photography camps for the newly enlisted voters and for those who have not been able to get their voter identity cards in the Bawal, Jatusana and Rewari assembly constituencies of the district.
  • Health drive
  • Power bills resented
  • Taxi driver shot dead
  • Boy sodomised, killed
  • Woman dies in mishap


Two waylay cashier of gas agency, rob Rs 1.5 lakh 
New Delhi, January 29
Two unidentified men waylaid an employee of a gas agency and ran away with a bag containing Rs 1.5 lakh and other documents from him in the Narela area of North-West district yesterday.

  • Two auto-lifters nabbed

  • 1 kg heroin seized


Duracell closing down Gurgaon plant
Gurgaon, January 29
Duracell India, an alkaline battery plant of Gillette India at Industrial Model Township (IMT), Manesar, Gurgaon is being closed down due to the deteriorating market conditions.


Bhaini Sahib to meet Model School in hockey final
New Delhi, January 29
SGPS Academy, Sri Bhaini Sahib will meet Government Model Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar in the final of the 30th Nehru-Nestle Junior Hockey Tournament to be held at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday.

DDCA officials do the vanishing trick
New Delhi, January 29
The top Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials were at it again. They simply vanished from the Ferozeshah Kotla ground to escape from the preying eyes of “pass seekers”, who descend like droves of flies on the eve of an international match at the Kotla ground.

Anjali Vedpathak shoots gold and silver
New Delhi, January 29
Anjali Vedpathak shot a gold and silver medal in the first leg of the European Tour at Munich in the International Championship for Air Weapons, according to information made available here by the National Rifle Association of India. In the first competition, Anjali shot 502.2 points in the “finals” to win the gold, after shooting 398 out of 400 in the semi-final. 
Aiming at the bull’s eye

Deepak Dhingra stars  for Orient Craft
New Delhi, January 29
Deepak Dhingra scored a quick-fire 41 studded with four boundaries with Dayal Singh contributing an unbeaten 27 (2x4) and Mazid Khan cracking 26 (3x4, 1x6) to help Orient Craft beat Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance by six wickets in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament organised by the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) at the Central Secretariat ground.

Vandana Murali gets top billing
New Delhi, January 29
Vandana Murali of India has been given the top billing in the girls section in the ITF South Central Asian 14 and Under Tennis Championships beginning at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) courts in the Capital from Wednesday.


Sonepat anti-power theft drive bears fruit
Sonepat, January 29
The anti-power theft campaign launched by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) in its Sonepat circle has been successful thanks to the concerted efforts made by the officials of the Nigam.

350 jhuggis demolished
Faridabad, January 29
The authorities of the Municipal Corporation here demolished about 350 jhuggis and temporary structures near the Bhadkhal-Pali road on yesterday. However, no action could be taken against several other hutment here as residents produced a stay order from the court.


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