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Gurdwara Polls
Akalis make unity moves
New Delhi, May 8
The rout of the Akalis in the Punjab Assembly polls and the Sidhu scam are casting their shadow over the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee elections scheduled for next month, amidst reports of unity moves between the Badal and Tohra factions.

Panipat exports galloping despite global recession
Panipat, May 8
Despite all odds, the textile town has emerged as a major export centre of North India. From meagre exports worth about Rs 1 crore in the early 70s, they have crossed the Rs 1,200 crore-mark in fiscal 2001-2002. According to data collected by the NCR Tribune, the exports have increased by Rs 200 crore over that in fiscal 2000-2001.

Bomb scare at Cottage Emporium
New Delhi, May 8
The entire Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, housing the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd. (CCIC) on Janpath, was evacuated and searched thoroughly following an anonymous call made to the Delhi Police control room threatening to blow up the commercial complex this morning.

Fashion designer Ashish Soni
Fashion designer Ashish Soni (left) during the launch of Summer Collection 2002 at the Cottage Emporium in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A night out in the open
Faridabad, May 8
Tall claims notwithstanding, the power department here, which has been renamed Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN), seems to be not interested in mending its ways. Residents of a major pocket of Sector-14 here had a nightmarish experience last night as power supply remained disrupted for eight hours. As a result, hundreds of residents had to spend the night out under the sky.

A burn ward finally for Gurgaon hospital
Gurgaon, May 8
The much-awaited ‘Burn Ward’ in the District General Hospital, Gurgaon was finally inaugurated today by the Governor, Mr Babu Parmanand. Coinciding with the Red Cross Day, the inauguration was one among various health-related programmes organised in Gurgaon and other districts in south Haryana.


Widening of Delhi-Gurgaon NH to cost Rs 555 cr
New Delhi, May 8
The National Highway from Delhi to Gurgaon is being widened, informed the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Maj-Gen. B. C. Khanduri, in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The estimated cost of the project was about Rs 555 crore. Maj- Gen.


Gang involved in printing US dollars, stamp papers busted
New Delhi, May 8
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of cheats involved in printing fake US dollars and forged stamp papers. The suspects were identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Wani of Kashmir, M.A. Khalid, Pappu Singh, Arun Aggarwal and Om Prakash Aggarwal, all from Bihar.


DU college drive to conserve water
s Delhi faces a scorching summer and water taps begin to turn dry, the staff and students of the Botany Department of Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, have pledged to create awareness and understanding amongst all about the precious resource. 

  • Institute on cosmetics


She spells success in roller hockey
Faridabad, May 8
Medha Saini, a teenage skater from Faridabad, has proved her skills on the skating ring several times. Her passion, spirit and involvement have made her synonymous with the upcoming game of roller hockey in the country.

K S Rana hits 167 for Delhi Audit
New Delhi, May 8
A rapid-fire knock of 167 by K S Rana propelled Delhi Audit to a massive 117 runs victory against Rajanigandha in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the PGDAV College ground in the Capital.

  • Umesh Sood bereaved

Percept enters the golf arena
New Delhi, May 8
Percept, hitherto famous for netting cricket stars in its fold, has now entered the fast expanding and lucrative golf arena by picking up the majority stakes in the Tiger Sports Marketing (TSM), the golf management company.


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