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Cong likely to spring surprises
Some sitting councillors may be dropped, wards may be changed
New Delhi, February 27
The Congress will kick off its campaign for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections on March 2 by holding a rally in the Capital, which would be addressed by the party’s general secretary and in-charge of Delhi, Mr Kamal Nath.

Student stress lines keep on ringing
New Delhi, February 27
From a distressing, “What will happen if I fail to recollect the answers during the exams?” to an anxious, “What happens if I fail in one paper?” or an innocent, “Can you tell me what I would expect in the maths paper?”, the tele-counsellors are beseeched with calls from the students set to appear for the board exams.

A crackerjack at Kashmir affairs
New Delhi, February 27
But for the perseverance and dedication of a 36-year-old Delhi policeman, Vijay Pal, a large number of guns looted from a consignment meant for the paramilitary forces in Kashmir would have landed in the wrong hands. 

Off spinner Harbhajan Singh and batsman V. V. S. Laxman at a photo-op in the Capital.
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh and batsman V. V. S. Laxman at a photo-op in the Capital. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Only 24-hr police custody of Vikas
Ghaziabad, February 27
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ghaziabad, Mr Rajinder Kumar, has allowed the city police 24 hours’ remand of Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal Yadav, the main accused in kidnapping and murder of Nitish Katara, son of a joint secretary in the Government of India on February 17, 2002. 

Rs 27 lakh missing from DVB van
New Delhi, February 27
Some unidentified persons have reportedly robbed Rs 27 lakh, kept in the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) delivery van, in Chandni Chowk this afternoon. It is reported that head cashier Gurcharan Bhatia along with two assistant linemen, a guard and a driver went to deposit Rs 1,06,54,000 in the State Bank of India, Chandni Chowk branch from eastern circle.

  • DC’s former PA’s bail plea rejected

Where check-posts leak like a sieve
Faridabad, February 27
The Mines Department officials here have unearthed a ‘racket’ in sandstone. In this connection, a loaded truck has been seized by the Special Cell of the department at Pale check post.

3 youth die as truck rams Qualis
Rohtak, February 27
Three youths were killed and two others injured when a Toyota Qualis in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck near Silani village on Rohtak-Jhajjar road this afternoon. 


Residents’ pleas for water fail to wash with DLF management
Gurgaon, February 27
After coughing up a fortune for their dream house in the much-hyped DLF City, some of its residents are reeling under acute shortage of potable water. The affected residents, considered to be among the high-heeled sections of the society, wonder about their plight on the water front in summer as they are at their wits end on the issue even during this time of the year.

Only one water sample in Delhi meets norms
New Delhi, February 27.
Out of the 120 samples of water collected from various areas in Delhi, only one sample met the minimum standards set by EPA (United States’ Environment Protection Agency). Some of the areas like Rohini, Patparganj, Karol Bagh and Connaught Place are supplied with water containing 1000 pm of total dissolved solids (TDS) and over 350 ppm hardness.

Shamianas, building materials dot roads
Sonepat, February 27
Come marriage season, roads and streets become private property. People erect shamianas in front of their houses even if the chosen spot is in the middle of the road. Other social functions also make people encroach on the roads, even if temporarily. On top of it is the blatant misuse of public roads and land by private as well as government contractors who dump their building materials on the roads.

Minister suggests ways to improve power sector
Faridabad, February 27
The Principal Secretary to the Union Power Minister, Mr B K Panigrahi has called for improvement in transmission and distribution network to tackle the problem of power shortage in the country.

PHD schemes to improve water supply in Sonepat
Sonepat, February 27
The Public Health Department has completed the construction of the waterworks in Sector 23, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), under the long-term water supply scheme costing Rs 4.10 crore. This is supposed to improve the water supply in areas falling in the west of the railway line in the city.

Cong leader calls for Hooda’s resignation
Rohtak, February 27
Holding the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, responsible for the party’s defeat in the recent by-election at Yamunanagar, a former minister, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, has sought his resignation from the presidentship on moral grounds.

Simian nuisance in Faridabad colonies
Faridabad, February 27
The residents of some of the urban sectors here are in the grip of simian menace. Reports of the terror unleashed by the monkeys have become common, especially from some of the areas. One of the victims has been a five-month-old baby who was bitten by a monkey in Sector 17, residential colony of Huda.

‘Bhoomi pujan’ for ancient temple 
Rewari, February 27
Following the accomplishment of the Bhoomi pujan (site worship) ceremony pertaining to the reconstruction of the ancient historical Siddhashwar Mahadev Temple in Jiwali Bazar near Dholia Kuan here on Monday, Mr G L Paul, a noted social worker laid its foundation.

2,043 cases of power thefts detected
Rohtak, February 27
The Uttar Haryana Bijlee Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has detected 2,043 cases of power thefts in the district during a special drive last month. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr T. K. Sharma, said that the UHBVN had launched a special drive against consumers involved in stealing power. The department had, in January, checked as many as 34,031 consumers.
  • Child killed in mishap
  • Labourer buried alive
  • Scooterist killed
  • Ad hoc employees
  • Dharna against house tax
  • Wheat diverted
  • Thief beaten up
  • Two assaulted
  • One dies in mishap
  • Holy dip


Dacoit who spread terror in Bawana nabbed
New Delhi, February 27
A dreaded criminal, Mahender Singh Sansi, who was involved in a number of criminal cases including a series of dacoities that rocked the Bawana area last year, was arrested on Tuesday in Rohini by the North-West district police.


Distance education gaining ground in rural areas 
The Indian Vice-President, Mr Krishan Kant, has called for a radical shift in the pattern of education, where it would no longer be necessary for learners to go to universities, but the universities would go to the learners. He was speaking at the 15th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) being organised in the Capital by the Indira Gandhi National Open University.  The Vice-President, Mr Krishan Kant,at the 15th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)in the Capital.
The Vice-President, Mr Krishan Kant, at the 15th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) organised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in the Capital. 

Insurance courses in colleges emphasised 
The Commerce Association of Dyal Singh College of the University of Delhi organised a one-day seminar on “Strategic Issues in Corporate Management” on February 26. Inaugurating the seminar, the Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA), Mr N. Rangachari, said that it was difficult to isolate India from globalisation process.
Participants at a one-day seminar at the Dyal Singh College in the Capital. 
Participants at a one-day seminar


Shahdara win in DSA League
New Delhi, February 27
Shahdara Club drubbed Sivananda-New Delhi Heroes 3-0 in a Group A Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday.

The players from Shahdara F.C. (orange) in a tussle for the ball with N.D.Heroes (green) during the DSA-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
The players from Shahdara F.C. (orange) in a tussle for the ball with N.D.Heroes (green) during the DSA-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship

Business-Today Pro-Am attracts star golfers 
New Delhi, February 27
Top professional players will be seen in action in the seventh edition of the Business Today-American Express Pro-Am of Champions 2002 Golf Tournament, to be held at the Classic Golf Resort on March 2 and 3.

ESPN Star Sports bag B’desh cricket rights
New Delhi, February 27
ESPN Star Sports has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights of all international cricket events, including Tests and one-day internationals, organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board till mid 2006.

Hurricane ton by Lalit Anand
New Delhi, February 27
A hurricane century knock by Lalit Anand, which earned him the man of the match award, helped SAR Group beat Lucent Technologies by 114 runs in the ninth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament organised by Teri at the Central Secretariat ground.

  • Eco-Retreat Cricket Cup


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