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Lajpat Nagar demolition a quiet affair
New Delhi, February 6
The demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and a strong contingent of the police descended on Lajpat Nagar and Amar Colony today, to begin their drive against illegal constructions in compliance with the Supreme Court order. Officials of the MCD’s Central Zone said that the demolition exercise would be over tonight as the MCD has to file a compliance report in the apex court on Thursday.

There was a little fuss as MCD went ahead with its demolition drive in Lajpat Nagar on Wednesday. There was a little fuss as MCD went ahead with its demolition drive in Lajpat Nagar on Wednesday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

East Delhi pays for power pilferage, South gets away
New Delhi, February 6
Strange are the ways of the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). Stranger still the methods employed by it to improve the energy scenario.


Drive turns violent
New Delhi
Four policemen were injured and a truck was damaged today when the DDA and the MCD teams went to demolish illegal encroachments in Priyadarshini Vihar near Nigam Bodh.

Gurgaon: Hurdles in land registries
Gurgaon, February 6
The Haryana Government will shortly notify the urban pockets under the Gurgaon Control Area. The move is aimed at checking unauthorised constructions and the haphazard growth of the city.

Gurdwara polls on June 16
New Delhi, February 6
The Delhi Government today informed the High Court that the election to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee would be held on June 16.

Drive in Faridabad at your own peril
Faridabad, February 6
Poor regulation of traffic in this industrial town and district headquarters has led to a near chaotic situation on the roads. While traffic jams are common in the city, the National Highway and other main routes have become quite unsafe for the commuters.

Success story from the drought bowl 
Kavita Mahakud, recipient of this year’s National Child Award for Exceptional AchievementNew Delhi, February 6
Success does not restrict itself to confines of class, caste or category. It comes to those who are determined in their endeavor and have a platform to perform. Fifteen-year-old Kavita Mahakud’s transition from a domestic help to a national awardee is a manifestation of such a determination, though not without the usual travails.

Kavita Mahakud, recipient of this year’s National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement

CNG operators say Govt is flouting order
New Delhi, February 6
The CNG bus operators today accused the Delhi Government of violating the Supreme Court directive to phase out diesel buses in the National Capital Territory and urged the apex court to initiate contempt proceedings against the state government.

Satellite to keep track of DTC buses
New Delhi, February 6
About 200 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses would be installed with high-tech equipment next month to enable the satellites to track down their movement, the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, said here today.


 Metro railway station is well-nigh complete at Seelampur.
ON TRACK: Metro railway station is well-nigh complete at Seelampur. — Tribune Photo Anil Sharma

Sonepat goes without water the whole day, DC blames BSNL
Sonepat, February 6
The entire city of Sonepat with a population of about 2.50 lakh remained waterless throughout the day yesterday following the major breakdown in the supply system. According to the Deputy Commissioner, the breakdown was caused by the bursting of pipelines at three-four places due to digging by labourers of a contractor of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Parkgate: NDMC attendants pocket fine money 
New Delhi, February 6
Mr Shailendra Tilak, who owns a chemist shop in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, was shocked when his two-wheeler was towed away from the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) parking lot at the Patiala House Courts. The NDMC parking bay, facing the historical India Gate, has hundreds of vehicles parked throughout the day, mostly of people who have to appear in the district courts.

Cable operators pulling the wool over customers’ eyes
Faridabad, February 6
A social activist has lodged a complaint against the cable TV operators here with the District Administration, alleging violation of various norms by them.

DVB privatisation could go Enron way, says Khurana
New Delhi, February 6
With elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) now almost certain to be held in March, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today questioned the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) privatisation process.

Your jeep may be appropriated for INLD campaign
Rohtak, February 6
Beware, if you have a jeep. Do not take it out till the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are over. In case you are caught by the police while driving a jeep, you may be directed to proceed to Uttar Pradesh for canvassing, setting aside all your prior engagements. If you dare refuse to comply with the `order’, your vehicle may be impounded on flimsy grounds.

‘Sense of alienation bogs down the old’
New Delhi, February 6
Emotional and psychological problems, arising from a sense of alienation, are among the most frequently occurring trauma afflicting old age, says Agewell Foundation, a voluntary agency attending such issues.

Five of family beaten up for resisting eve-teasing
Faridabad, February 6
Five members of a family, including two women, were allegedly beaten up by members of another family in Mujesar village here yesterday. It is reported that the incident took place after the victims resisted eve-teasing by a male member among the accused.

  • Sewage project
  • Aid to jawan’s kin
  • Poetic symposium
  • 3 die in mishaps
  • Civil defence rally
  • Prisoner gives cops the slip
  • Four peacocks killed

Thrice-married man hangs wife for not bringing dowry
Jhajjar, February 6
The district police have registered a case of dowry death against the husband of Geeta, who died yesterday, and three of his family members in Asauda village of the district today.

Pimples drive youth to suicide
New Delhi, February 6
A 22-year-old man reportedly committed suicide in Mukherjee Nagar area, it was found today morning.

  • Boy commits suicide

  • Liquor seized


More technical institutes for Haryana students 
Sonepat, February 6
The Haryana Government has decided to expand the network of technical institutes besides starting new courses. It has also increased the intake capacity of several institutes from this academic session 2002-2003.

Shukbir at the Anugoonj Youth Festival.
Shukbir at the Anugoonj Youth Festival.

Raja Reddy jogs students’ memory about great Indian culture 
hy is our youth getting distanced from the Indian classical music and dances, an expression of Indian culture, while the Europeans, the Americans and the rest of the world are adopting it with elan?







Ajay Singh of Chandigarh (Red) outguns P.Gol Chand of Manipur in the Light Middle Weight of the National Boxing Championship at YMCA in the Capital on Wednesday.
Ajay Singh of Chandigarh (Red) outguns P.Gol Chand of Manipur in the Light Middle Weight of the National Boxing Championship at YMCA in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sumit Gupta, Jeevan in jr tennis semis
New Delhi, February 6
Seedings held good in the boys singles when the top four seeded players sailed into the semi-finals of the ITF South and Central Asia 14 and Under Tennis Tournament No 2 at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association deco-turf courts in the Capital on Wednesday.

SGTB Khalsa down Ranchi in Colleges Hockey
New Delhi, February 6
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur (SGTB) Khalsa College, Delhi scraped past St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi 2-1 in the opening match of the ninth Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday.

Sports Briefs...
Saurabh Chopra stars in Star Club’s victory
New Delhi, February 6
A well-made 56 by Saurabh Chopra helped Star Club beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF) by four runs in a limited-over match played at the Yamunavihar Sports Complex in the Capital.

  • Raman shines in NDTV’s narrow win

  • Raman was adjudged the man of the match

  • McKinsey win in CRY Cricket

  • Rewari Panchayat Tournament

  • Ranchal bowls Sonnet Club into final

  • Sahgal Stud beat Kalaan Farm in SMS Gold Vase Polo

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