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Still no light at the end of tunnel
New Delhi, July 10
Ten days after the two private players, BSES and Tata Power, took over the onerous responsibility of supplying uninterrupted power to the Capital, the ground situation has seen little change with long power cuts still hounding the residents and the officials finding themselves powerless in their endeavour.

DC annuls MC resolution on buildings
Gurgaon, July 10
The Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr Anurag Rastogi, has annulled a resolution of the local Municipal Council regarding regularisation of some huge buildings found to be grossly violating norms, vetoing an order of his predecessor, Mr Apoorva Kumar Singh, in the process.

Sarna sure of heading DSGMC
New Delhi, July 10
The Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi president, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, today expressed confidence that he would head the next Delhi Singh Gurdwara Management Committee, even as the former Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh, openly opposed his candidature.


Train hijacked at Dhanora
Ghaziabad, July 10
The Mussoorie-UP Express coming from Dehra Dun to Delhi was hijacked by some passengers from Haryana at Dhanora station on Tuesday. The train was taken back to Chandpur Station by the passengers after they had stopped it by pulling the chain and assaulting the driver. They also thrashed the train guard and the staff at the station. 

Gurdwara Kirtan Committee member shot
New Delhi, July 10
Ishwar Singh (34), a member of the Delhi Gurdwara Kirtan Committee was shot dead on Tuesday night by three unidentified persons while he was having food at his friend’s dhaba in Chand Nagar Khyala in Tilak Nagar. The assailants also killed the area chowkidar, Nirvesh.

Ducking the searing heat
Ducking the searing heat. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Criminals put in quarantine
Meerut, July 10
The Jail Administration started shifting some hardcore criminals from the jail premises to the high security Fatehgarh Central Jail after the clash between two groups on July 2 in the evening. A notorious UP (western) gangster Ravinder Bhura, involved in fracas three times, has already been shifted to the Fatehgarh Central Jail.

32 students hurt in roof collapse
Jhajjar, July 10
Thirty-two students and two teachers of the Government Girls Primary School at Ukhalchana village in Jhajjar district sustained injuries when the roof of the school building caved in this morning. The injured girls are students of Class V.


Govt-L-G spat
Sheila slams L-G for withholding assent on crucial decisions
Sheila Dikshit New Delhi, July 10
The continuing differences between Delhi Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor and the Congress government led by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today came into the open with Ms Diskhit accusing the Lt-Governor of “withholding his assent” on a number of important Cabinet decisions.

Residents praying for monsoon 
Faridabad, July 10
The annual monsoon rainfall, which has already got delayed by about 10 days, seems to have left both the urban and rural residents in the region worried. While expectations hold on and predictions of a good rainfall still persist, the present situation has put the Water and Power Departments under severe pressure.

IRRO gets govt recognition
New Delhi, July 10
The Government of India has given recognition to the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) to commence and carry on the copyright business in reprographic rights in the field of literary works.

Left parties appeal to Presidential voters 
Rohtak, July 10
The Haryana state committees of the CPI and CPM have jointly appealed to all MLAs and MPs of the state to seriously take into consideration all those vital political issues that are essentially related to the election of the President of India.

HYSS to hold protest rally 
Narnaul, July 10
The Haryana Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (HYSS), headed by Mr Naresh Yadav, has decided to organise a rally at Ateli Mandi on July 27 to protest against the police excesses and lathi charge on the activists of the samiti on June 24 at Narnaul.

Traffic website launched
New Delhi, July 10
In yet another step to modernize the traffic management in the city, the Delhi Traffic Police have launched its website - containing a mine of information and guidelines on traffic. The nuggets of information will be quite useful to the public.

Reorientation programme for tourist guides
New Delhi, July 10
The Regional Tourist Office of the Government of India and Delhi Tourism have organised a reorientation programme for tourist guides in Delhi and other parts of northern India.


114 cases solved with the arrest of two
New Delhi, July 10
In a special drive launched to control the increasing number of daylight snatchings and burglaries over the last five months in the South district, the district police have arrested two desperate criminals and claimed to have solved more then 114 cases of murder, attempt to murder, robbery, snatching, burglary and auto-theft.

Yet another couple commit suicide
Rewari, July 10
Close on the heels of the tragic end of a young couple, Maman (25) and his wife, Shashi Bala (22) who both committed suicide by consuming sulphas tablets in Mamaria Ahiar village under Khol Police Station on June 29, a teenaged boy, Manoj, son of Jai Dayal (Rajput) and a teenaged girl, Sunita Sharma, daughter of Mahendra Singh Sharma, both residents of Nandka village under Khol Police Station ended their lives by consuming the poisonous tablets on Sunday.

Rs 4.32 lakh snatched from traders
Meerut, July 10
Four heavily armed youths intercepted two traders of Muzaffarnagar and looted Rs 4.32 lakh at pistol-point on the Delhi-Dehra Dun highway today. The traders were going to Delhi. The victims have been identified as Mr Ashish Kumar and Shivcharan.

Kidnapped boy rescued, two arrested
New Delhi, July 10
South district police today claimed to have worked out a kidnapping case with the arrest of two persons from a village Mohammadpur in Aligarh. Subsequently, the victim was also rescued. 

Life term for killing woman
Faridabad, July 10
A fast-track court here has sentenced an accused in a murder case to life term and a fine of Rs 20,000. The convict, identified as Vikas, a resident of New Delhi, had shot dead a 20-year-old girl at a motel in the Surajkund tourist complex here. The victim, Shaifali, was also a resident of New Delhi and was known to the accused.


BSNL takes Internet subscribers for a ride
Ghaziabad, July 10
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which had promised to provide Internet connections to its subscribers in Ghaziabad about a year ago, have now revealed that the subscribers will have to wait for some more time. 

Pact falls through, RWAs plan own cable network
Faridabad, July 10
The controversy over the rates charged by the cable TV operators refuses to die down. The tripartite agreement reached among the district administration, Cable TV Operators Association and the Federation of the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) here on July 4 stands cancelled.

2nd phase of Shipra Sun City launched 
New Delhi, July 10
Shipra Estate Limited on Tuesday announced the launch of a comprehensive township `Shipra Sun City, Phase II’ at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. This project is a result of its joint venture with Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA).

Gift for Daewoo car buyers
Noida, July 10
Triumph Motors, announced a colour TV as gift to every buyer of a Daewoo car. It has also set up a free check-up camp for Nexia, Cielo and Matiz models. The camp will be organised for two days, according to Ms Ruby Mehra, director, Triumph Motors.


Admissions over, a new chapter is going to begin
ll appears set for the beginning of the new academic year in Delhi University (DU) on July 15. The rather cumbersome process of admissions being over, students are looking forward to a new beginning in their academic life as it marks the transition from school to college.
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Of ragging blues and worn-out nerves
New Delhi, July 10
As only five days are left for the 2002-2003 academic session to begin, tension has mounted among the newly admitted students of Delhi University. They are paranoid about the first day of their college.

MDU teachers oppose UGC move
Rohtak, July 10
The Maharshi Dayanand University Teachers’ Association (MDUTA) has called upon the teaching community to oppose the move to impose the ‘national syllabus’ by the University Grants Commission (UGC), ignoring the Academic Councils of different universities.

‘Minimum cut-off list of  our college is too high’
ahul Pandit, a student of Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), who is waiting for his B. Com result, is at the same time looking for future prospects. “SRCC is the best college in Asia for commerce but there are certain problems, which need serious consideration.


The Haryana Hurricane
The Haryana Hurricane: Kapil Dev playing with the wickets at a function to unveil the Timex Global Design Team watches for Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century contest in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Battlelines drawn for DSA elections
New Delhi, July 10
Battle lines have been drawn for the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) elections to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital on Sunday. With outgoing president Umesh Sood threatening to go to court if Mr Nasir Ali, the present DSA secretary, seeks to contest for the post of the president in violation of the DSA constitution, the Ali camp has backtracked and brought out former City Club president Nawabuddin Zaheer from the cold, to be fielded for the post of president against Sharafatullah, who is the reigning City Club president.

Puneet bowls R R Gym to victory
New Delhi, July 10
A devastating bowling performance by Puneet Anand (5 for 38) helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Young Friends Club by 26 runs in the final of the third Manav Chopra Under-17 Cricket Tournament for the Moon Wage Trophy.

Young Friends enter semis
New Delhi, July 10
A fine all-round performance by Jayant Yadav (3 for 21 and 21) helped Young Friends beat National Stadium by four wickets and enter the semi-final of the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi (Under-13) Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium ground. National Stadium also entered the last four, after winning two league matches.

Prabhu Dayal tourney from July 15
New Delhi, July 10
The first Master Prabhu Dayal Under-15 Cricket Tournament, to be organised by the Arya Vrat Sports Club, will be held from July 15 at the Picknic Hut Ground, Ashok Vihar.


MCD proposal to privatise streetlight upkeep
New Delhi, July 10
The Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today passed a proposal to privatise the maintenance of streetlights and toll tax collection. The privatisation of streetlight maintenance is being proposed close on the heels of the privatisation of the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) on July 1.


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