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BJP finds skeleton in Cong closet
New Delhi, July 16
After citing legislator Jaspal Singh’s case — who was found guilty of stealing electricity — as a measure of corruption that has come to be associated with the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has trained its guns on Congress councillor Sunita to highlight that party’s “moral bankruptcy”.

Rag-tag in some, stricter-than-thou in others
New Delhi, July 16
‘Hey futcha! Come here’— was thee common refrain as the new academic session got under way in Delhi University today in diametrically contrasting styles in different colleges.
Freshers getting ragged in Daulat Ram College
Freshers getting ragged in Daulat Ram College with the onset of the new academic session. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


MCI allows Agroha college to admit 50 students
Rohtak, July 16
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has granted permission to Medical College, Agroha, to admit 50 students from the current academic session. Although the Medical College at Agroha run by Maharaja Aggarsein Medical Scientific and Research Society was set up in 1988, the MCI would treat the institute as starting from this year only.

If they want water, give them liquor…
New Delhi, July 16
If the revelations about Congress councillor Sunita’s “misdeeds” were not enough to subdue the Treasury Benches, the short duration discussion on the new, liberalised excise policy gave the BJP another issue to box the Congress into a corner. The discussion soon gave way to pandemonium as BJP members entered the well, raising anti-Congress slogans. 

It’s time for Delhiites to be on cloud nine 
New Delhi, July 16
Will she, won’t she! No this isn’t a moonstruck teen referring to his heartthrob, but the expectant Delhiites speculating on whether the much-awaited and long-cherished monsoon will eventually keep its date with the Capital.

DSGMC election for co-option today
New Delhi, July 16
The crucial election for co-opting two members and two from registered Singh Sabhas by lottery system to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee takes place tomorrow. The poll outcome would indicate which Akali faction could head the next committee.


LeT planning to attack SC: Govt 
New Delhi, July 16
The government has received information about the Lashkar-e-Toiba contemplating an attack on the Supreme Court building here, the Minister of State for Home, Mr Vidyasagar Rao, told the House in a written reply today. Delhi Police have made adequate arrangement for the security of the apex court complex, Mr Rao informed the Lok Sabha.

L-G harps on evolving new roles for police 
New Delhi, July 16
The Lieutenant-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, said that the Delhi Police should relate itself to the evolution of the national Capital. Besides having a vast hinterland, path-breaking developments are taking place in the national Capital. 

CM apprised of MCD’s financial constraints 
New Delhi, July 16
Mrs Jaishree Panwar, Mayor of Delhi and Mr Ram Babu Sharma, Chairman, Standing Committee and Leader of House in Municipal Corporation of Delhi today met Mrs Shiela Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi to discuss financial constraints being faced by the civic body.

Farmers give up hope of saving any crop
Faridabad, July 16
Continuous dry spell and unusual delay in the arrival of the monsoon have left both the authorities and residents worried. While there is no respite from the heat, water and power supply in the district are buckling under heavy pressure due to increased demand.

Fine feathers make fine birds, believes this couturiere
nspiration can be drawn from anything, anything around me that tickles my artistic taste buds gives birth to a creation,” asserts designer Neeta Bhargava. Having set up her design studio, Rudrashree in 1994 Neeta maintains that she is fastidious about details.
  • Skin treatment
  • Beauty tips
  • Bridal collection
  • Down memory lane

Eco plan for Faridabad on cards
New Delhi, July 16
Outlining the measures to streamline and introduce transparency in the Haryana State Pollution Control Board functioning, Mr H.S. Bains, Chairman of the board, disclosed that 85 per cent of the annual consent renewal applications for the current year had already been cleared.

NTPC holds capsule course for senior officers to enhance managerial skills 
New Delhi, July 16
Efforts are being made to revitalise the power sector so that power can be made available to all by 2012. In this endeavour, the professional managers will have to manage as well as initiate developmental changes and enhance general managerial and technical expertise.
Mr R.V. Shahi, Union Power Secretary, unveiling a marble tablet on the occasion of the inauguration of the 100th Capsule Course on General Management at the Power Management Institute of National Thermal Power Corporation at Noida. 

Women implored to raise plants like kids
New Delhi, July 16
The Rohini District Mahila Congress Committee held a workshop on the ‘Role of women in environmental improvement’ today in the Capital’s Prashant Vihar. Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor, Ms Jaishree Panwar, called on women to create awareness among the masses for the implementation of principles, policies and programmes of environmental improvement as announced by the President of the All-India Congress Committee, Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Maha Panchayat gives call for all-out struggle
Noida, July 16
The die seems to have been cast for a long struggle between the farmers, Greater Noida and the local administration which had burnt its fingers on July 14 while removing encroachments from some 5 bigha land in Tugalpur village in order to pass it on to Ansals.

Bank manager caught for taking bribe in Jhajjar 
Jhajjar, July 16
A Deputy Manager-cum-field officer of the Haryana Kshetriya Gramin Bank was caught red-handed while taking bribe from a customer at Bahadurgarh in the district today. Reportedly, Kapoor Singh of Nilothi village had taken a loan of Rs 2.5 lake for purchasing a tractor from the bank.
  • Firearms racket
  • Licence cancelled
  • Commits suicide
  • Bike stolen
  • Molester sentenced
  • Permission needed
  • Road repairs
  • Power theft
  • Bribe case dismissed
  • Worker run over by MLA’s car
  • Stabbed over snapping of power supply
  • Abducted boy rescued

One-day MTNL token strike called off
New Delhi, July 16
The proposed one-day token strike today by 55,000 employees of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited was called off after the union reached an agreement with the government. MTNL currently offers fixed and mobile phone services in Delhi and Mumbai.

Man charred  to death in  factory
New Delhi, July 16
One person was charred to death in a fire which broke out in a furniture factory in Moti Nagar this morning. He has been identified as Sita Ram (30). When the fire broke out, he was sleeping inside the factory.


Gang members arrested for luring children to crime
New Delhi, July 16
The Central district police arrested twenty- five people including 12 children on charge of robbery and pickpocket following a raid conducted at Hotel Rajdhani Palace in Mandi Chowk, Paharganj.


Delhi to host international tourism marts
New Delhi, July 16
There are a number of initiatives under way as well as in the conceptualisation stage towards making Delhi a major hub for tourism. A greater number of public-private partnerships can help accelerate the realisation of this endeavour. This viewpoint was expressed by Mr Rajeev Talwar, Managing Director and CEO, Delhi Tourism and  Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), while addressing members of the Delhi State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) earlier today.


Cops keep vigil outside Hindu College as a preventive measure as the new academic session
Cops keep vigil outside Hindu College as a preventive measure as the new academic session commenced in Delhi University on Tuesday. —Tribune Photo

Rising costs, poor facilities afflict Haryana colleges
Narnaul, July 16
The dual impact of rising costs and declining facilities has severely affected the standard of education at the graduate and postgraduate levels in colleges of Haryana. As a result of rampant mismanagement and lack of adequate administrative set-up, a communication gap exist between students and the college authorities.


Govt to help NGOs in setting up homoeopathic clinics
New Delhi, July 16
For a city-state whose population is set to touch the 1.5 crore mark in the next few years, Delhi is woefully short of trained medical practitioners and has fewer hospitals. Incidentally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stipulates five beds per one thousand persons.


Federation Cup Judo Championship from today
New Delhi, July 16
Ten teams in the men’s section and nine in the women’s section will participate in the National Federation Cup Judo Championship for seniors, to be held in the memory of the late educationist J. D. Tytler, at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in the Capital on July 17 and 18.

Bangladeshi golfer wins Q-School golf
New Delhi, July 16
Nurul-Islam Gani of Bangladesh stole the show with a consistent display over four days to emerge triumphant in the Qualifying School event for the 2002-03 season’s Golf Tour. Gani’s winning tally of five-over 289 earned him Rs 12,000. The Qualifying School was held at the par-71 Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur. The earlier two editions were held in Pune.

Randhawa to return to competitive golf
New Delhi, July 16
Jyoti Randhawa’s return to competitive golf will be the main focus when the Royal Springs Open commences at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar on Thursday. Jyoti was involved in a motorcycle accident in March this year, and missed over five months of competitive golf.

Karan hits century for Modern School
New Delhi, July 16
Karan Rai hit a fine, strokeful 104, studded with 12 boundaries, to help Modern School, Barakhamba Road, defeat Salwan Public School by 101 runs in a league match of the second Raman Lamba Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Salwan Boys ground.


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