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BJP digs up Cong record
Regularisation of illegal structures
New Delhi, February 15
Lest the Delhi Pradesh Congress wrests the political initiative in the run up to the corporation elections in the post-Lajpat Nagar demolition scenario, the Delhi Mayor Shanti Desai and the leader of the opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Mr. Jagdish Mukhi, today accused the Congress of only giving lip sympathy to the residents of unauthorised colonies.

NCERT yields, gives Medieval history its due
New Delhi, February 15
Giving in to the pressure and criticism that followed the release of the new syllabus last month, the NCERT has revamped the present pattern of division of units.

Indian hockey team captain Baljit Singh Dhillon and Dhanraj Pillai, who are the key members of the 18-member hockey team named by the Indian Hockey Federation Indian hockey team captain Baljit Singh Dhillon and Dhanraj Pillai, who are the key members of the 18-member hockey team named by the Indian Hockey Federation, in the Capital on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Hit threatens to sue Sarna over charges of funds misuse
New Delhi, February 15
Jathedar Avatar Singh Hit, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and the Shromani Akali Dal (Badal), Delhi State, today threatened his counterpart in the Shromani Akali Dal (Tohra), Sardar Paramjeet Singh Sarna, with legal action if he did not withdraw his recent allegations of gurdwara funds being misused.

Mewat womenfolk spread their wings
Punhana (Gurgaon), February 15
Hundreds of women from Punhana bloc in Mewat, considered to be one of the most backward areas of Haryana, assembled in this town to demonstrate their growing sense of empowerment.

Another Lajpat Nagar in the making
New Delhi, February 15
The residents of Malviya Nagar in south Delhi are up in arms against motor mechanic shops which dot the Shivalik Road for about 200 meters. If nothing is done to ease the congestion, another Lajpat Nagar is in the making.

Rewari cops arrested for custody death 
Rewari, February 15
Following the conversion of a case of culpable homicide (under Section 304, 34 IPC) into a case of murder (under Section 302, 34 IPC), owing to the furore in the village, three of the four accused police personnel – constable Shataunt Raj, constable Rati Ram and constable Sunil Kumar – posted at thee Rohrai police station of the district have been arrested and remanded in judicial custody by a local court.


Slums giving hell to South Delhiites
New Delhi, February 15
The slum clusters have all but ruined the lives of many residents in South Delhi colonies. Though the authorities have made numerous promises to relocate the slums, the change seems like a distant dream. Most of them came up as a result of construction work inside the residential complex. 

Rain wreaks havoc on Sonepat roads
Sonepat, February 15
The long-awaited winter rain that lashed this city early this week, have left almost all the roads in a pitiable conditions. Road surfaces at many places had simply been washed away, despite the fact that the official agencies claim that they are doing everything to maintain roads in the city.

Wazirabad Bridge to be closed from February 22
New Delhi, February 15
The Delhi Traffic Police are enforcing some traffic diversions for motorists passing through Wazirabad Bridge, since the bridge will be closed by the PWD from February 22, for five weeks for repair and renovation.

Imposing an alien medium on children
he Constitution 93rd Amendment, passed recently, provides that the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all the citizens from the age of six to 14 years. The right to free and compulsory education, referred in Clause (1), shall be enforced in such a manner as the state may, by law, determine.

  • Is Delhi Transport Corporation listening?
  • A pot-holed road
  • Hollow promises

Official bickering disrupts telecom services
Sonepat, February 15
The ongoing tussle between a Sub-Divisional Engineer (SDE) and a Junior Telecom Engineer (JTC) has paralysed the functioning of the telephone exchange at Kundli village in the district. According to a report, this has resulted in the disruption in the functioning of the exchange for the last three days and most of the telephones have become dead. 

Deputy Director General (NCC) Ranvir Singh presenting an annual NCC Guest of Honour award to Mr M.S. Bitta
Deputy Director General (NCC) Ranvir Singh presenting an annual NCC Guest of Honour award to Mr M.S. Bitta, Chairman, All India Anti -Terrorist Front, at the NCC meritorious cadets award ceremony at Delhi University in the Capital. 

Five hurt  in scrap  unit blast
New Delhi, February 15
At least five persons were injured, two of them critically, in a blast in a scrap-dealing factory, Goel & factory, today evening on the Kherari road, Nangloi. The blast occurred at around 3.30 pm today when an employee of the factory was hitting an object.

Girl dies as sand dune caves in
Rewari, February 15
A girl, Laxmi, daughter of Amar Singh of Garhi Alawalpur village, 18 km from here, died when a sand-dune caved in while she and her friend Shashi, daughter of Zile Singh, were digging out sand inside a deep pit near the village pond on Wednesday. Shashi, who was seriously injured, was admitted to the local civil hospital. Her condition continues to be critical. 
  • Tractor presented
  • Five hurt in clash
  • Director jailed for bounced cheque
  • Two suspected polio deaths
  • MCF demolishes structures

Prizes for 18 craftsmen
Faridabad, February 15
The fortnight long arts and crafts extravaganza at Surajkund came to a close formally when the Haryana Governor, Mr Babu Parmanand, gave away prizes to the winners in various categories at a function today. As many as 18 craftsmen from various states were awarded prizes.



Four robbers held, 42 cases solved
New Delhi, February 15
The South district police today claimed to have solved more than 42 cases of armed robbery, chain snatching and vehicle theft with the arrest of four persons from three hideouts. Old women, businessmen returning home after closing shops in nights, people withdrawing huge amounts from banks and vehicles were their main targets.

Wife, paramour club man to death 
New Delhi, February 15
The North-East district police today arrested a woman and her paramour, an autorickshaw driver, for allegedly killing her husband on February 13 as he was acting as a stumbling block for their extra-marital relations. The body of Shamim Ahmed was found abandoned with multiple injuries near a bus stand in Nand Nagari area.


Faridabad gets first private heart institute
Faridabad, February 15
The private sector has definitely taken a lead in providing latest medical and health service facilities to residents of this town, which has the largest population in Haryana, of course at a cost. 

OMEGA brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan with the winning DeVille team
OMEGA brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan with the winning DeVille team

Jindal Steel sail past South Delhi in Scindia Polo
New Delhi, February 15
Jindal Steel and Power beat South Delhi by four goals to one and a half, McDowell Signatures beat Indian Navy by 13 goals to 5, Teachers beat Piramal Enterprises by 6-5 and Hyundai Sonata beat Army (Green) by ten goals to five and half in the quarter-final matches of the Maharaja Scindia Gold Cup (12 goals) Polo Tournament in the Capital on Friday.

Top teams for Davinder Singh Cricket Tournament
New Delhi, February 15
Sixteen top teams, including two outstation ones, will participate in the 11th All-India Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Mrs Tara Devi Mathur Trophy, to be organised by Young Friends Club, from February 16 to March 10.

Leander to appear on ESPN Star Sports
New Delhi, February 15
India’s tennis ace Leander Paes, fresh from his excellent performance for India in the Davis Cup tie against Lebanon in Beirut recently, will appear on Harsha Online in ESPN and Star Sports on February 18 (Monday) at 10.30 pm. Spectators can interact with Leander by dialling 9628-400-400.

12 teams to compete for DSA-SAIL League title
New Delhi, February 15
Twelve reputed club teams of Delhi, including defending champions Indian Nationals and runners-up Hindustan Club, will vie for top honours in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Super League Championship, beginning on February 17, at the Ambedkar Stadium.

Chinese Taipei trounce India in Korfball
New Delhi, February 15
Hosts India suffered their second defeat when they were trounced by Chinese Taipei 23-13 on the penultimate day of the fifth Asian-Oceanian Korfball Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium in the Capital on Friday.

  • MEA to play golf

Rahul Kaira shines in HDFC’s victory


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