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500 jhuggis reduced to ashes
New Delhi, February 10
More than 500 jhuggis were destroyed in a fire, which ravaged the sprawling jhuggi jhonpri cluster in Yamuna Pushta just across the ITO bridge today. 
The fire in Yamuna Pushta was brought under control after over two hours. 
— Photo by Anil Sharma
The fire in Yamuna Pushta was brought under control after over two hours.

Servant strangles HC lawyer’s 6-yr-old son
Sonepat, February 10
The domestic help of a high court lawyer and a Congress leader reportedly strangulated his six-year-old son at Gohana, 35 km from here, and buried the body in a field.

It is back to business in demolished stalls 
New Delhi, February 10
After four days of demonstrations, rancor, frayed tempers and general disruption, it was back to business today in Lajpat Nagar IV and Amar Colony , the scene of Wednesday’s demolition drive by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.


Soliciting in the open, even if you’re not open to it
New Delhi, February 10
Dressed in gaudy salwar suits with heavy make up, they solicit customers unabashed. For these women of questionable virtue, the streets are the hunting ground where they often stalk their victims and talk in a loud and vulgar manner to entice customers.

When creative juices flow in the midst of betel nuts and paan
New Delhi, February 10
At a glance, one may pass him off for a paanwalla. The cardamom pouches, the innocuous packets of cigarettes and the nondescript rack does suggest that. But a closer look reveals neatly stacked books among the paan accessories. Meet Laxman Rao, who runs a paan-cum-tea kiosk on Vishnu Digambar Marg near Rouse Avenue.
Laxman Rao, who keeps a tea and a paan stall, is a writer waiting to be discovered.
Laxman Rao, who keeps a tea and a paan stall, is a writer waiting to be discovered.

Record rush at Surajkund
Faridabad, February 10
Visitors converged at Surajkund in droves on the tenth day of the annual crafts fair today. Breaking all records, the ticket collections crossed Rs 5.50 lakh today. The total number of visitors to the mela so far is put at a mind-boggling 3.20 lakh.

Asian open varsities to meet in Delhi
New Delhi, February 10
The three-day conference of Asian Association of Open Universities would be held in the Capital from February 21. The conference would focus on distance learning in the new era of Information Technology.


Some monuments make history, others become just history
Delhi has a number of monuments to the delight of visitors to the national capital. They are part of the rich heritage of the country and generally looked after well by the authorities. There has also been a move to illuminate them to show them in good light.  A magnificent view: The monuments in Delhi are generally looked after well.
A magnificent view: The monuments in Delhi are generally looked after well.
  • Tiger Pataudi
  • Subscription scam
  • Herbal park
  • Art centre
  • Semi-lit road

Cong wants shifting of slums suspended
New Delhi, February 10
With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls round the corner,
  the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded an immediate ban on the relocation of slum clusters in the National Capital Territory.

HVP demands CRPF for Yamunanagar poll
Rohtak, February 10
Charging the Haryana Chief Minister , Mr Om Parkash Chautala, with violating the election code of conduct in the ensuing Yamunanagar by-election, the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) has demanded deployment of Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) at Yamunanagar for smooth and fair conduct of poll.
  • Youth hit
  • Blood camp
  • Governor’s reception
  • Dowry death
  • Samiti meeting
  • Youth shot at

Noida earns Rs 3 cr from sale of residential forms
Noida, February 10
Noida has reportedly earned Rs 300 crore from the latest residential scheme announced by it. Some 60,000 application forms have been sold for this which have fetched the authority Rs 3 crore.


Energy efficient water heaters to warm your winters
ilver Spark Pvt. Ltd. has introduced water heaters from Idropi Italy. These heaters are energy efficient as compared to conventional water heaters. A gas fired heater saves almost one-fourth of the cost as compared to an electric water heater.
  • Fashion stitch
  • Women’s wear
  • Sport shoes
  • Kali mehndi
  • CD- RW Drive
  • Vacuum cleaners

Carpet Expo, window to finest heritage
New Delhi, February 10
The four-day Carpet Expo India 2002, organised by the All India Carpet Trade Fair Committee, began today. It was formally declared open jointly by five eminent foreign buyers, M Cherlyhne Schulvz, Toni White, Phillip Laun, Antony Benzamin and Mohan Govindasamy.


CBSE show on the rich Indian heritage sets many a-thinking
Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls hosted the semi-final and the final rounds of the CBSE Heritage India Quiz held on February 4 and 5. The Principal Mrs Rastogi declared the meet open. Before the start of the quiz, a ‘guru vandana’ was organised.

CBSE Heritage India Quiz in progress at the Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls.
CBSE Heritage India Quiz in progress at the Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls.
  • Little Fairy
  • Schoolnet Website
  • Karate king
  • Good luck day
  • Mody College

“More than academic output, students’ inner strength matters”
s the countdown for the board examinations begins, the students experience a high level of anxiety in the face of various inner and external fears. In any examination, more than their academic output, it is their inner strength, confidence and belief in themselves which are counted.


HC requisitions plan on traffic management
New Delhi, February 10
Concerned over the burgeoning traffic problems, the High Court has directed the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) to prepare a comprehensive traffic management plan for a stretch on the Mathura Road between ITO and Sunder Nagar.


Nurses threaten to go on strike
New Delhi, February 10
The nurses in the Capital today threatened to go on strike if men continue to hold key positions in women-specific professions. The Guru Nanak Dev Eye Centre Nurses Association, affiliated to the All India Government Nurses Federation, in a letter to the top health authorities, pulled up the government for its “callous attitude” towards women and making a mockery of the Women Empowerment Year.


Credit Suisse lift Swiss Polo Trophy
New Delhi, February 10
Credit Suisse lifted the Swiss Polo Trophy beating Swiss Business Forum by 11 goals to five at the Jaipur Polo ground in the Capital on Sunday. Watched by a goodly holiday crowd, Credit Suisse played aggressively to make it a one-sided affair.

26 Asian PGA winners for Hero Honda Masters
New Delhi, February 10
As many as 26 winners on the Asian PGA Davidoff Tour will be seen in action during the Hero Honda Masters 2002, to be held at the Arnold Palmer-designed DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon from February 13 (Wednesday).

26 disciplines for National Games
New Delhi, February 10
The 32nd edition of the National Games, to be held in Hyderabad from November 15 to 25, 2002 will have 26 disciplines. According to Indian Olympic Association director ASVPrasad, “there is a possibility of including one or two more disciplines as per the choice of the host Olympic Association”.

  • 5 Nations for Asian, Oceanian Korfball

Golf to unite residents

Rashtriya Yuva Yatra function at IG Stadium
New Delhi, February 10
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti will deliver the presidential address at the concluding function of the Rashtriya Yuva Yatra, the country-wide on-going mass contact programme of youth, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the Capital on Monday.


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