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HC moots parking fee in residential areas
New Delhi, July 26
Vehicle owners in the Capital would have to pay parking fee even in residential areas if they use public land, if the suggestion of the Delhi High Court today to keep the city clean is found to be viable by the civic body.

Funds aplenty, but MCD slow on uptake
New Delhi, July 26
The first quarter’s report card of Congress dispensation in Town Hall will come as a setback to a chief minister in a tearing hurry to undertake extensive development works and showcase them in the run-up to next year’s Assembly elections.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit talks to London Mayor
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (right) talks to London Mayor Ken Livingstone against the backdrop of the Thames. — AP/PTI




Parched pigeons
Parched pigeons still waiting for the truant monsoon.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Centre sanctions wasteland project for Mewat
Nuh (Gurgaon), July 26
The Centre has sanctioned a special project for the development of wasteland and water resources in 14 villages of Mewat. According to sources in the Mewat Development Agency, the Centre will provide about Rs 4.5 crore to the MDA as the project fund. 

ISI agents may strike in garb of Kanwarians
Ghaziabad, July 26
The police here have been put on a high alert as intelligence agencies have issued a warning about the possibility of a terrorist strike in western Uttar Pradesh. 

Faridabad villagers cut up with units over elusive jobs
Faridabad, July 26
Residents of Faridabad had much to cheer when public and private sector units set up their plants or head offices here years back. The smile has been replaced by a grim frown.



Trains not to halt at Vasundhara
New Delhi, July 26
The setting up of railway station at Vasundhara between Ghaziabad and Sahibabad station is not a viable option, the Minister of State for Railways, Mr Bandaru Dattatraya, informed the Rajya Sabha.

First Metro train rolls down assembly line
New Delhi, July 26
Delhi Metro The much touted Delhi Metro project moved one step closer towards completion today when the first train was manufactured in a Korean factory today, four months ahead of schedule. The train, which has been manufactured in the Changwong factory in Korea, has set a new world record in manufacture of modern rolling stock, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation release said here.

Norms for cellphone towers made stringent
New Delhi, July 26
Making the norms for erecting cellphone towers atop buildings still stringent, the Government of NCT of Delhi on Friday said safety certificates issued by a structural engineer from select institutes only will be recognised by the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Far-sighted policy must to combat terrorism: Gill
New Delhi, July 26
The adviser to the Government of Gujarat, Mr K. P. S. Gill, emphasised on a far-sighted policy in combating terrorism in the country. Without a clear policy, terrorism would not be eradicated.

Lt-Gen hails work of cantonment board
Meerut, July 26
The Chief of Staff of the Central Command, Lt-General Ravi Mahar Chaddha, AVSM, VSM, hailed the work carried out by the cantonment board under the leadership of sub-area commander.

Train or Carton?Y
ear after year, the UGC advises students not to seek admission in courses of higher education in the fake universities functioning in various parts of our country. Instead of issuing such an advisory, the UGC should rather initiate action, including criminal proceedings, against such fake universities. How many plus two passed students read the national or regional dailies? 

                                       TRAIN OR CARTOON?

Great tribute to Asian athletes
his has reference to the feature (sports), ‘Chi Cheng, Mikio Oda voted Asia’s greatest athletes’ by M. S. Unnikrishnan, dated July 22, 2002. It was not only a splendid tribute to the greatest Asian athletes of the century, Chi Chong of Taiwan and Mikio Oda Oda of Japan, but also about the scholarship of the Indian writer, Wing Commander P. K. Mahanand, who had written this unique book, after his retirement from the IAF.

Workshop on hazardous waste management held
Panipat, July 26
The Haryana Environmental Management Society today organised a workshop on effective implementation of hazardous waste management and handling rules and common hazardous waste landfill facilities in Haryana here. Representatives of more than 100 industries from Panipat, Sonepat and Bahadurgarh took part in the workshop.

High-powered committee to monitor compensation to ’84 riot victims
Faridabad, July 26
The Haryana Government has decided to pay a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh each to the legal heir of persons killed in 1984 riots in the state. This decision comes in the wake of the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

  • Cheated of 5 lakh

  • Mobike stolen

  • SUCI protest

  • MDU nomination

  • Paper presented

Solar water heaters in govt buildings

The Haryana State Non-conventional Energy Sources Department has formulated an action plan for the installation of solar water heating systems in all government hospitals, hotels, buildings and housing societies of Haryana to promote the use of non-conventional sources of energy, conserve power and keep the environment free from pollution. 

Pre-marital counselling workshop organised
New Delhi, July 26
Globalisation and the changing family system have increased the average stress level, which has led to marital disharmony in society. Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar, an NGO is conducting a three-day pre-marital counselling workshop, which would include legal literacy and gender sensitisation for young girls at Sultana Polytechnic, Brahmpuri, Seelampur, Delhi.



Cop shot at, service rifle snatched

Six armed persons shot at a cop and took away his service rifle in the wee hours today. The incident took place under Sarurpur Khurd police station. Constable Subhash and a Home Guard were on a patrol. Both took a lift in a truck to return to the police check post. 

Businessman found dead in Delhi hotel
New Delhi, July 26
A businessman of Alwar, Mr Vijay Kumar Jain (58) was found dead in the Ambassador Hotel in mysterious circumstances on Thursday night. The incident came to light after a woman, who had arrived at the hotel with the businessman, informed the hotel staff on telephone about his death.

Spurious soft drink plant unearthed
New Delhi, July 26
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed a bottling plant manufacturing spurious soft drinks of reputed brands like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Limca, Fanta, Thumps Up, Miranda, Kinley Soda, Lehar Soda and seized 4, 000 bottles filled with spurious soft drinks.

Suicide pact
Rohtak, July 26
A senior resident doctor of the PGIMS allegedly gave poison to his two-and-a-half-year old daughter and consumed the same along with his wife in Sector 1 here today. 


Unique exhibition at Cottage Emporium
New Delhi, July 26
A unique exhibition-cum-sale inspired by the colour green titled `The Green Waves’ was flagged off by Mr Durgesh Shanker, Managing Director, Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India at the Cottage Emporium, New Delhi, today.



UGC directive: Emergency DUTA meeting on July 31
New Delhi, July 26
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association has convened an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee on July 31 to discuss the course of action in the wake of the directive by the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development stipulating a ‘moratorium’ on appointments of teachers.

Sony International prize for IGNOU film
New Delhi, July 26
A film made by Indira Gandhi National Open University was given Sony International ICD Prize. The prize giving ceremony was held in the Capital. The Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU, Prof H. P. Dikshit, received the award on behalf of the university. 

Katha’s school on wheels for street kids gathers speed
New Delhi, July 26
It is not always easy to convince a child, more so if the child happens to be a breadwinner and is tutored to suit a certain lifestyle. When Katha, an NGO, initiated a project to teach street children, they met with not just opposition from the parents and the contractors who introduce these children to work and get a cut from their earnings, but also scepticism from the children themselves.



7 Delhi-based artists among IFA awardees
New Delhi, July 26
Delhi- based artists and researchers figure prominently among the recipients of grants awarded this year by the India Foundation for Arts, a national grant making organisation.



Vikram scores hattrick for DPS
New Delhi, July 26
A brilliant three-in-a-row strike by Vikram Singh enabled Delhi Public School, R K Puram trounce Vasant Valley School 3-0 in a junior division league match of the Bro Mahony Inter-School Football Tournament at the Mount St. Mary’s School ground in the Capital. Vikram scored two goals in the first half, and one in the second session to complete his hattrick.

Indian rider qualifies for world show jumping final
New Delhi, July 26
Captain Navjit Singh Sandhu of Indian Army has qualified for the World Show Jumping Challenge Final to be held at Hagen, Germany, from July 29 to August 5. The International Equestrian Federation has divided the world into ten geographical zones. 

Salwan Boys beat Ravindera School
New Delhi, July 26
A fine knock of 55 runs by Yogesh Nagar and an all-round performance by Narender Singh (22 and 3 for 19) helped Salwan Boys School defeat Ravindera Public School by 13 runs in a league match of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament, organised by Aryavart Sports Club, at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Ali bouts to come alive on Ten Sports
New Delhi, July 26
Ten Sports will telecast “Muhammad Ali — Through the Eyes of the World”, a two hours and 52 minutes documentary series on the life and time of the great boxer. The programme explores the man “through the eyes” of others who have been directly affected by his personality and career.


Rs 53-crore plan to develop Garh Ganga
Ghaziabad, July 26
The state government has taken a decision to develop its own centres of attraction for tourists with almost all hill stations having gone to Uttaranchal. These will attract sufficient revenue for the state.Top 

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