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Hit blames Cong, BJP for debacle
New Delhi, July 3
The leader of the vanquished Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Delhi unit, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, today blamed the Congress for the Akali faction’s poor performance in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee polls.

No hidden hand in power cuts: Maken
New Delhi, July 3
The severe power cuts in the Capital, ever since the Delhi Vidyut Board passed into private hands on July 1, are the result of teething problems and not because of sabotage, as feared by many.

Parents in a jam as school buses queue up for CNG
New Delhi, July 3
With the reopening of schools after the summer vacation, the problem of school buses, a fall-out of the CNG crisis, has also returned with a vengeance. 

The scene at one of the CNG filling stations The scene at one of the CNG filling stations in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



When the Meerut jail became a virtual battleground
Meerut, July 3
The clash between the Ravindra Bhusa and Pramod Bhadora gangs yesterday saw the district jail transform into a virtual battleground. In the ensuing melee, several undertrials were injured. 

Cops accused of harassing witnesses in murder case
Panipat, July 3
The Panipat police is in the dock for having allegedly “tortured” the two main witnesses in the Sonu murder case. It may be recalled that Sonu was allegedly shot dead by a property dealer Parmanand at point-blank range on Sunday night.

Cop posted at embassy dies of gunshot
New Delhi, July 3
A Head Constable of the Delhi Police posted outside the US Embassy in the high-security Diplomatic Enclave died of a mysterious bullet wound, sustained at around 7.40 am.



Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the launch of the Delhi Jal Board website
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the launch of the Delhi Jal Board website in the Capital on Wednesday. 
— Tribune Photo

Sheila wants NRIs to set up liver hospital in Capital
New Delhi, July 3
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has requested US-based NRIs to set up a liver speciality hospital and an international school in the national capital territory of Delhi.

Sonia Vihar plant to be ready by 2003
DJB to sell bottled water
New Delhi, July 3
The Delhi Government today claimed that the Rs 600-crore Sonia Vihar water treatment plant would be completed by the end of next year, which would provide enough water to quench the thirst of lakhs of Delhiites.

Parallel road to Vikas Marg will ease traffic jams
New Delhi, July 3
The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has launched an ambitious plan to find a permanent solution to the acute traffic congestion on the main Vikas Marg in East Delhi and has earmarked a sum of Rs 48 crore for the purpose.

‘Bhai Banno’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting
‘Bhai Banno’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting based on Punjab & Sind Bank collections

Retrenched workers of MITC lose hope, feel let down by unions
Faridabad, July 3
Employees of the Minor Irrigation Tubewell Corporation, which was closed down recently, have been left demoralised and upset. Although employees’ associations and their leaders have extended their support to the dharna being staged here, the affected staff members of the Haryana Government undertaking are not very hopeful about any development in their favour now.

Dyeing units refuse to shift despite govt’s concessions
Panipat, July 3
The concessional rate of Rs 828 per square yard, announced by the Haryana Government on Tuesday, for plots in Sectors 29 and 30, to which small dyeing units would shift notwithstanding, the shifting of over 500 dyeing units from the town has hit a roadblock following the rejection of the government decision by the Panipat Dyers Association.

Disabled Rights Group convenor Javed Abidi visiting Bhopal gas tragedy victims
Disabled Rights Group convenor Javed Abidi visiting Bhopal gas tragedy victims, who were on a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Wednesday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Paint unit gutted in Sector 57
Noida, July 3
A devastating fire reduced a paint and ink factory in Sector 57, Prachy Graphics, here to ashes today. The blaze also affected a couple of adjoining factories.

Recently installed lift at civil hospital out of order
Faridabad, July 3
The lift installed in the Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital here a fortnight ago is reported to have gone out of order. According to hospital sources, this had been causing inconvenience to the patients and their attendants who have to go to the first, second and third floors.

10 lakh saplings to be planted in Capital
New Delhi, July 3
The Delhi Urban Development and Health Minister, Dr A. K. Walia, has said that about 10 lakh saplings would be planted in the NCT of Delhi this year. Of these, 7.5 lakh saplings would be planted by the Government of Delhi and local bodies while 2.5 lakh saplings had been kept reserved for free distribution to the NGOs, RWAs and educational institutions.

V. K. Chaudhri takes over as IOC Executive Director
New Delhi, July 3
Mr V. K. Chaudhri has taken over as Indian Oil Corporation’s Executive Director in charge of the northern region. Mr Chaudhri’s sojourn to the top started in 1969, when he joined Indian Oil Corporation.

NIMA hails Thakur’s removal from  Health Ministry
Jhajjar, July 3
The National Integrated Medical Association, Haryana, has hailed the removal of Dr C. P. Thakur, former Health Minister, from the Union Cabinet.In a press note issued here today, Dr Naresh Dalal, a spokesman of the NIMA, alleged that Dr Thakur, being an allopathic doctor himself, had been prejudicial towards Indian systems of medicine. 



Young lovers prefer death to separation
Ghaziabad, July 3
Scared by the stigma attached to their relationship and the inevitable rejection by their respective families to their alliance, a pair of young lovers chose to end their lives together than to live separately.

Man shot dead at taluk HQ
Panipat, July 3
Karnail Singh, a resident of Urlana Kalan village, was allegedly shot dead at Matlauda tehsil headquarters near here by a relative of his daughter-in-law over an argument on selling the land of the former.

Network of maids, criminals behind Defence Colony robbery
New Delhi, July 3
With the arrest of five persons, including a woman, the South district police today claimed to have soled a robbery that took place in the house of a retired Brigadier in Defence Colony a few days back.



Indian education system still not out of the woods
Dr K.KasturiranganI
n spite of substantial efforts by various agencies, state and central government bodies, open universities and Indian Space Research Organisation, India is faced with challenges in the field of education at various levels. “Indeed, the ultimate challenge is meaningfully educating a one billion strong nation on a continuing basis. A quick review of these challenges, distance education scenario in the country, resource crunch etc., are necessary to evolve possible long term strategies for the education sector in the country”, observed Dr K.Kasturirangan, Chairman of ISRO.

  • A fashion show organised at the Delhi-based Senorita Institute of Fashion Design and Management.Fashion courses
    The Delhi-based Senorita Institute of Fashion Design and Management has invited applications for admissions to its full-term and short-term courses. Established in April 1992, the college offers 10 full-term courses and six short-term courses.

  • Scholarship awarded
    UK-based educational institute, Wigan and Leigh College has announced the winners of their annual scholarship programme for which examinations were conducted in September 2001.

  • Spreading IT education
    IEC Software Limited has implemented IT education programmes in over 146 colleges and 500 schools.

  • Swift India packageSwift India package
    IT training major, NIIT, has introduced a special SWIFT package to celebrate the monsoon season. The monsoon offer consists of a 36-hour programme called `Swift India’.

  • Integrated Learning
    The Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM) has a tie-up with the Michigan Technical University of the USA and the Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen, University of Applied Sciences, Luenberg, Germany.

  • Achievers felicitated
    Delhi-based coaching institute, V 3 Classes, felicitated its students who successfully cleared the IIT-JEE. Of the total 193 classroom students at V 3, 63 were selected.

‘Teachers help us compete with the best’ 
Manish JoonM
anish Joon, a second year Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering student of Maharaj Surajmal Institute of Technology (affiliated with the Indraprastha University), is quite content with the education provided in his institute. He strongly feels the institute is a dream destination for all aspiring students.

Rock music is more than just head banging
he moment we talk about rock music, the first thing that strikes us is the high-pitched vocals, with people screaming and dancing. Despite criticisms from the classical lovers, it continues to be a favorite among the students. Not surprisingly, most of the musical concerts in the various colleges have a tradition of a rock show in their annual festivals.

Change in GRE pattern worries Indian students
New Delhi, July 3
The introduction of the new analytical writing section in the Graduate Record Examination that will come into effect from October 1 this year, replacing the old analytical section for the admission seekers to universities and colleges in the USA, has sent a lot of them hurrying to register for the examination before the new section actually gets implemented.

Senegalese scientists in MDU on sesame research
Rohtak, July 3
Three scientists of Senegal (West Africa) are on a tour to Maharshi Dayanand University from July 1 to July 10 to exchange the research experiences on sesame seeds with Dr Rana Pratap Singh, a faculty member in the Department of Bio-sciences who has got published several research papers in international journals on the subject.


HC stays enhanced charges levied on MTNL
New Delhi, July 3
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been directed by the Delhi High Court not to ask for enhanced charges from the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd for the repair of roads/pavements dug by it or seek any security deposit for the same till the month end.

Delhi Bar Association expels two members
New Delhi, July 3
The Delhi Bar Association yesterday expelled from its primary membership two lawyers for allegedly snaring the seat allotted to another lawyer who died of cardiac arrest following a scuffle with them on Monday.



Team MRF win APRC group title
New Delhi, July 3
Stuart Warren and co-driver Darryl Judd piloted the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII of Team MRF Tyres to a superb second-place finish at the third round of the 2002 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship at Rotorua, New Zealand. 

Indian spikers lose to Tunisia
New Delhi, July 3
The Indian senior men’s volleyball team went down fighting to Tunisia 3-2 in the first match of the Test match series between the two countries. Kapildev marshalled the Indian team combination very well to give Tunisia a close run. Tom Joseph and Abhijit Bhattacharjee came out with their guns blazing in the attack. 

Raju, Mahesh bowl Collage Group to victory
New Delhi, July 3
Devastating bowling performances by Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy medium-pacer Raju Sharma (4 for 29) and off-spinner Mahesh Bhati (3 for 32) enabled Collage Group defeat Air Force by 62 runs in the fourth Varun Mahajan Trans Yamuna Cricket Association Super League at the Air Force ground, Palam.

Anmol Bhayana hits century for Faith Academy
New Delhi, July 3
An excellent unbeaten century knock by Anmol Bhayana (112) and a deadly spell by Gourav Butain (three for 24) guided Faith Academy School to a four-wicket victory with 13 balls to spare against Tyagi Public School in a Pool A League match of the inaugural Shiv Narain Khinchi Memorial Cricket Tournament (Under-15) at the Tyagi Public School ground in the Capital.

ESPN School Quiz finals
New Delhi, July 3
The finals of the ESPN School Quiz will be held on Thursday and Friday at 5.30 pm. ESPN School Quiz 2002, after enjoying colossal response from schools all over India, has reached a conclusive stage.


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