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DVB privatisation: The more it changes...
New Delhi, July 6
Six days after the privatisation of the Delhi Vidyut Board, which was intended to relieve Delhiites from perennial power cuts, the situation remains much the same as before.

Mango Festival begins in Capital
New Delhi, July 6
The 14th Mango Festival 2002 was inaugurated by Ms Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Chief Minister, at Convention Hall, Ashok Hotel, today. 
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GOING BANANAS OVER THE KING OF FRUIT: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with her granddaughter and visitors at the inauguration of the 14th Mango Festival in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal




Land sharks hand in glove with officials
Gurgaon, July 6
The office of the Chief Minister, Haryana, is quite concerned about the alleged flouting of recommendations made by a high-level committee, set up to look into the irregularities in the construction of a number of buildings with the collusion of authorities and the land mafia. 

Misdirected purchases ail PGIMS
Rohtak, July 6
Underutilisation of equipment, misdirected priorities in purchase, lack of medicines and other items required for patient care besides favouritism in rewarding loyalist employees have become the order of the day in the Pt B. D. Sharma PGIMS, the only government-owned medical college in the state.

Behind bars, cells keep them connected
Ghaziabad, July 6
A number of hardcore criminals lodged in the district jail at Dasna carry mobile phones. They do not want to lag in the world of communication revolution!

The mangled remains of the Gypsy
The mangled remains of the Gypsy. 
— Tribune Photo

Punjab official’s guard dies in mishap
New Delhi, July 6
Personal Security Guard of Chairman of Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation and DG level IPS officer of Punjab cadre, Jarnail Singh Chahal was killed while his family members and driver of his official vehicle injured seriously in an accident on Lodhi Raod crossings early this morning.

Water woes upset Speaker
New Delhi, July 6
Water woes have not left untouched even the Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly. Chaudhry Prem Singh today summoned Delhi Jal Board officials to the Assembly Secretariat and berated them for showing utter disregard for public health.



Villagers taking to blockades to highlight grievances
Faridabad, July 6
The non-development of rural areas and alleged callous attitude of the authorities towards the problems of these areas have forced the villagers to come out on the roads in protest.

Simmering discontent due to water, power crises
Jhajjar, July 6
A strong undercurrent of resentment has been brewing in the entire district on account of severe shortage of water and power crisis. The resentment could snowball into a major anti-establishment wave if the authorities in the district fail to redress the grievances of the people.

Girls go missing, villagers block roads over police inaction
Jhajjar, July 6
Two teenaged girls reportedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances from their house in Talao village of the district last night.

The Ravi quietly flows by Chamba. GETTING AWAY
Chamba valley: A treasure trove of ancient remains
n the banks of the Ravi, way back in 920 AD, King Sahil Verma founded a wonderland named after his favourite daughter, Champavati. Chamba, as the place is now known, has enchanting beauty pervading all around, whether it is the Ravi that stirs through the mainland or the higher reaches where you can stretch and almost touch the sky.

Cancer and the religion of love
cheerful heart is good medicine; but a downcast spirit dries up the bones”, is an ancient proverb that speaks volumes about the connection between the state of mind and health of the body. 

‘Bebe Nanaki -The First Sikh’
‘Bebe Nanaki -The First Sikh’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting based on Punjab & Sind Bank collections

Tata Steel win National Management Games
New Delhi, July 6
Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, won the National Management Games, 2002, organised by the All-India Management Association at Amity Business School, Noida, on Friday. 

Police clueless about snatching of Rs 2.4 lakh
Faridabad, July 6
No arrest has been made so far in connection with the looting that took place on Friday near Palwal town.

L-G launches DDA’s Vana Mahotsav
New Delhi, July 6
Delhi Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor launched the tree plantation drive, Vana Mahotsav, of the Delhi Development Authority today in the Master Plan Green Area, Lado Sarai, M. B. Road by planting a sapling. 

Goel thanks PM for hike  in CL of  Delhi cops
New Delhi, July 6
The Union Minister of State, Mr Vijay Goel, has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, for restoring the 15 days’ Casual Leave for Delhi Police personnel.



Teenager shot dead in  scuffle over car parking
New Delhi, July 6
A boy died today after he was shot by an unknown person during a scuffle over car parking. The victim Asjad (13), resident of Samaipur Badli, was rushed to Babu Jagjiwan Ram Hospital but was declared brought dead.

Criminal shot dead during encounter
Ghaziabad, July 6
The Kotwali police in Hapur shot dead one criminal in an encounter on the Nizampur bypass in the wee hours of Thursday while two of his companions escaped under the cover of darkness. The police also seized a motorcycle, cartridges, a pistol and a country-made revolver from the slain criminal.

Gangster shot dead in broad daylight
Meerut July 6
An alleged gangster was shot dead by 3 unidentified youths in broad daylight on Saturday. The man, identified as Dhiraj Gupta, was the son of Mr Gyanchand, a resident of Bhrampuri police station area.



Principals’ appointment: DU’s move flayed
New Delhi, July 6
The University of Delhi is considering an amendment to the Ordinance regarding the constitution of selection committees for the appointment of principals of affiliated colleges.

Exam results out
New Delhi, July 6
The results of the Annual Examinations, 2002 for the following courses conducted by Delhi University have been declared. Students are advised to contact their respective departments/colleges.


19 doctors honoured with Swasthya Ratnas
he New Delhi branch of the Indian Medical Association recently honoured 19 Delhi-based doctors with Swasthya Ratnas and Doctors of the Year Awards at a function here on June 30 on the eve of Doctor’s Day. Instituted this year, the awards were given by the Director General, Doordarshan, Dr S.Y. Quraishi and cine star Meghna Kothari. The move to honour doctors was mooted by the executive committee of the New Delhi branch of IMA. 

  • Hair raising
    Dr Batra’s Positive Health Clinic, the world’s first ISO 9001: 2000 certified homeopathic clinic has included Swiss Polarised Ray treatment for hair loss disorders. The clinic claims a success rate of 74 per cent in hair loss disorders. 

  • A place to putt
    Fitness enthusiasts have much to benefit if they enrol as members of Jaypee Greens gold resort in Greater Noida. Besides assuring the members a world-class golfing experience, the resort has state-of-the-art equipment at the gym in the Health and Fitness Club. 

  • Hon. radiologist
    Dr Pawan Deep Kohli has been appointed honorary radiologist to the President of India. 

Week-long drive against polio from July 8
New Delhi, July 6
For a week starting on Monday, health workers and volunteers will be going door to door in the East Delhi neighbourhood to administer Pulse Polio drops to children below five years of age.



Scindia Academy players felicitated
Jyotiraditya Scindia with Gursharan Singh, Gurcharan Singh, S. K. Bansal, Vivek Razdan and Maninder Singh
New Delhi, July 6
Jyotiraditya Scindia, the scion of the Scindia family, and newly-elected Member of Parliament, felicitated the players and coaches of the Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia Cricket Academy in the Capital.

Jyotiraditya Scindia with Gursharan Singh, Gurcharan Singh, S. K. Bansal, Vivek Razdan and Maninder Singh at the felicitation function of the Scindia Cricket Academy players.

Shashi Kant slams ton for R K Puram
New Delhi, July 6
Shashi Kant slammed a brilliant century (118, 70b, 10x4, 4x6) and deadly bowling by Yashwani Kumar (6 for 24) and Durga Prasad (4 for 41) helped R K Puram Club beat Tyagi Public School by 187 runs in the first Shiv Narain Khichi Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Tyagi School ground in the Capital.

Phantom punchAli’s great bouts to come alive on Ten Sports
New Delhi, July 6
“Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee...,” the famous boast of boxing legend Mohammad Ali, will be there for all to relish, in back and white, when Ten Sports comes up with a knockout this month with its series on Muhammad Ali, which began on Saturday.

Phantom punch

Schumacher to race at Silverstone
New Delhi, July 6
World champion Michael Schumacher will race at Silverstone in the British Grand Prix to give thrill a minute to millions of his speed-engine-fans.

Hans Raj Academy beat United
New Delhi, July 6
Hans Raj Model Academy beat United Delhi Academy by eight wickets in a league match of the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School ground at Saket in the Capital.

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