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3 burnt alive in bus-truck mishap
Ghaziabad, July 12
Three passengers were burnt alive while 40 injured in a bus-truck collision near Nizampur village on the national highway on Thursday. As a result of the head-on collision, both the vehicles caught fire and the three victims could not be pulled out in time.

Khurana sitting pretty, ready for party revamp
New Delhi, July 12
With the appointment of Mr Madan Lal Khurana as the president of the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) having been made official today, the state unit is likely to undergo a complete overhaul in the run-up to the Assembly elections scheduled for next year.

BJP gets readymade fodder
New Delhi, July 12
The week-long monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly, beginning on Monday, is likely to witness a stormy debate and noisy scenes with Opposition BJP deciding to corner the Sheila Dikshit government on the power, water and excise policy front.


Madhuri DixitBollywood heartthrob all set to play Cupid
New Delhi, July 12
US-based Bollywood superstar Madhuri Dixit’s strong belief in the institution of marriage has inspired her to accept a real-life meaningful role of arranging matrimonial alliances on the small screen. Her earnest efforts to bring people together by hosting ‘Kahin Naa Kahin Koi Hai’ on SONY Entertainment Television from July 29 also marks her debut on the small screen.

The Jagannath Rath Yatra at Hauz Khas in New Delhi on Friday
The Jagannath Rath Yatra at Hauz Khas in New Delhi on Friday.

MDU axes institute’s MBA course
Rohtak, July 12
The Maharshi Dayanand University has banned admissions to the MBA and MCA courses, run by M.R.D.A.V. Institute of Management Studies, Hassangarh, from the current academic session.

Delhi cop faces rap in grisly murder case
Rewari, July 12
Following the recovery of a skull and some bones from a field near Karoli village under Kosli police station of Rewari district, the Kosli police have registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC against Kashmir Singh, a head constable of the Delhi Police, and his three or four associates.


Question of Congress leadership resurfaces
Rewari, July 12
The impending change in the Haryana Congress leadership has been seriously engaging the attention of party activists throughout south Haryana. It is likely to have far-reaching impact on the shape of things to emerge in the state.

Stray animals have a merry meal in public parks
Faridabad, July 12
Although the town boasts of having about 500 parks for its residents, a majority of these have been a victim of poor upkeep and zero maintenance. While various residents welfare associations (RWAs) have adopted several parks a large number have been left unattended.

Speaking out
This is in reference to the article “Delhi slums breed young mothers, frail kids” (NCR Tribune, June 24, 2002). In a religious country like India, where Lakshmi and Durga are worshipped as mothers, it is a strange paradox that women are the worst affected victims at the hands of society. In our patriarchal society, women are treated like subordinates, though they share equal role with men.  DUCKING THE SUNLIGHT. DUCKING THE SUNLIGHT
  • Refugees in their own land
  • Sensitise EC
  • Unjustified ‘Tamasha’
  • Aggrieved citizen
  • Registrar’s tenure

Timely reforms must to improve power  situation: PHDCCI
New Delhi, July 12
A proper enforcement machinery for suitable and timely implementation of reforms process is needed to solve the perennial problem of inadequate and erratic power supply to the state, pointed out a PHDCCI delegation led by Mr Arun Kapoor, president of the chamber, which met the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here today.

Parishad meeting climaxes in pandemonium
Narnaul, July 12
The meeting of the Zila Parishad ended in pandemonium today following the absence of an agenda verbally admitted by the Chairman before one of the members, Mr Om Kalan, condemning the lathi charge by the police on June 24.

Commissioner urges officials to speed up works
Panipat, July 12
The Commissioner of the Rohtak Division, Mr R. R. Banswal, has urged the district officials to complete the ongoing developmental works on a priority basis. Addressing a meeting of the officials here on Thursday, Mr Banswal directed the District Forest Officer (DFO) to increase the pace of the afforestation drive in the district.

Train commuters hail demolition
Rohtak, July 12
The Rohtak-Delhi Daily Passengers’ Association (RDDPA) has applauded the district administration for demolishing the encroachments in the vicinity of the local railway station.
  • Clean water still a pipedream
  • Woman shot dead by two

Mango fest opens on July 13 in Noida
Noida, July 12
The Noida administration is organising a two-day mango festival on July 13 and 14 in a very elaborate way at Noida Stadium. Some 300 varieties of mango will be on display from different states, including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Bihar apart from several parts of UP.

Man shot dead over row on sewage flow
Jhajjar, July 12
One person was shot dead allegedly by three persons in Tanda Heri village of the district last night. According to information, Umed Singh, along with Jeet Singh and his son Nanoo, arrived at the house of Mahavir and shot at him.
  • 13 gamblers held
  • Blood donation camp
  • Sapling planted
  • Youth murdered
  • Lawyer dead

CP police  station to  get a new building 
New Delhi, July 12
The foundation stone of a building of police station in Connaught Place was laid on Baba Kharak Singh Marg today. The newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta laid the foundation stone. Other senior officers were also present.


Five dreaded criminals  held in Noida
Noida, July 12
The Noida police today claimed to have smashed a gang of dreaded criminals by arresting five of them. An American Webley Scott revolver of .38 bore, three country-made revolvers, knives, 25 cartridges, a Maruti van, gold, silver and saris worth a lakh of rupees were seized.

Notorious gangster of UP arrested
New Delhi, July 12
The Delhi Police Special Cell today apprehended a desperate and notorious gangster of Uttar Pradesh who was involved in more than a dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for ransom, dacoities, robberies and criminal intimidation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Gang of Bangladeshi robbers smashed, leader nabbed
New Delhi, July 12
The North-West district police today arrested a Bangladesh national, who was involved in a number of dacoity and robbery cases, from Seemapuri. He was running a gang of robbers who belonged to Bangladesh.

MTNL services to be paralysed on July 16
New Delhi, July 12
Services of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in Delhi and Mumbai are likely to be affected on July 16 with over 55,000 employees of this public sector unit threatening to go on a one-day strike.


NC engineering college turns launch pad for placements
Panipat, July 12
NC College of Engineering, a premier private engineering college situated at Israna, about 21 km from here, has achieved a major breakthrough in its placement activities this year.

ICSI brings services to  students on website
New Delhi, July 12
To render efficient and quick services to its students and members, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is trying to provide all possible facilities at the doorstep of the user through its website www.icsi.cdu.

Students’ suicide cases: HC rules in favour of media
New Delhi, July 12
The Delhi High Court today refused to restrain media from giving out information relating to suicides committed by some students after the declaration of Board Examination results.


DSA elections: Efforts on  to strike compromise 
New Delhi, July 12
The Annual General Meeting and election of the Executive Committee members of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium conference room on Sunday, July 14 at 11.30 am.

Mr Hem Chand, Mr Nawabuddin Zaheer and Mr N.K.Bhatia (from left ) who are contesting for the post of treasurer, president and secretary respectively, in the Delhi Soccer Association elections, at a press meet.
Mr Hem Chand, Mr Nawabuddin Zaheer and Mr N.K.Bhatia (from left ) who are contesting for the post of treasurer, president and secretary respectively

Jaladh Dua slams century for DAV School 
New Delhi, July 12
An aggressive knock of 101, studded with 12 boundaries by Jaladh Dua, and deadly bowling of 4 for 34 by Vipin Malhotra and 3 for 26 by Mohit Kumar helped DAV School, Shalimarbagh beat Hans Raj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, by three wickets in a league match of the second Raman Lamba Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Salwan School ground in the Capital.

Top players for Royal Springs Open
New Delhi, July 12
Jyoti Randhawa, making a comeback to professional golf after almost four months of injury, and Mukesh Kumar, the No 1 player on the domestic circuit, lead a star-studded field as the new season of the Indian Golf Tour begins with the Rs 15 lakh Royal Springs Open in Srinagar from July 17.

Sanjay Khera stars in Arya Vrat’s victory
New Delhi, July 12
A brilliant all-round performance by Sanjay Khera (73 n.o., and 2 for 38) was the highlight of Arya Vrat Sports Club’s six-wicket victory against Ramjas School in a league match of the Champion Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar Picknichut ground in the Capital.

Young Friends sail into Gyan Bharti  cricket final
New Delhi, July 12
Friends Club defeated Hans Raj Academy by 16 runs to enter the final of the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School ground at Saket in the Capital.

Gurgaon industrial units to be relocated
Gurgaon, July 12
In a follow-up action to the directive of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the state to shift the industrial units from the residential areas in the city, the government has initiated measures to rehabilitate them.


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