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Teaching cadre cast aside as PGIMS gets new MS
Rohtak, July 29
Rejecting the names of three senior professors from the teaching cadre, the government has appointed an HCMS non-teaching cadre doctor as Medical Superintendent of the PT B D Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the only government-owned medical college in Haryana.

Delhi Govt gets into drought mode
New Delhi, July 29
The Government of NCT of Delhi believes in bucking the trend and doing things differently. Monday’s Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has decided to dash off a letter to the Government of India protesting against Delhi’s exclusion from the meeting of states affected by drought. The meeting chaired by Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh was held last week.



Delhi BJP pre-empts Cong on drought relief
New Delhi, July 29
The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party today urged the Centre to take drought relief measures as a large number of farmers dependent on 1.80 lakh acres of cultivable land in the Capital were facing hard conditions because of insignificant rainfall this monsoon.
Mr Madan Lal Khurana, Delhi BJP chief, with Mr Sahib Singh Verma, MP from Outer Delhi, Mr Lal Bihari Tiwari, MP from East Delhi, and Ms Shankuntla Arya, MP from Karol Bagh, hand over a petition to Mr Ajit Singh, Union Agriculture Minister
Mr Madan Lal Khurana, Delhi BJP chief, with Mr Sahib Singh Verma, MP from Outer Delhi, Mr Lal Bihari Tiwari, MP from East Delhi, and Ms Shankuntla Arya, MP from Karol Bagh, hand over a petition to Mr Ajit Singh, Union Agriculture Minister, at his residence in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Fodder turns noxious for want of rain
Ghaziabad, July 29
Lack of rain in western UP has rendered fodder poisonous. The district Animal Husbandry Officer of Ghaziabad has underlined this aspect in his report to the District Magistrate. The farmers are being advised not to give fodder to their cattle, especially jowar fodder to cattle of less than three years in age.

GPS gets nod, now PCRs can’t play truant
New Delhi, July 29
The Ministry of Home Affairs has finally approved the Delhi Police’s proposal for a state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS) to keep track of the 338-odd Police Control Room vans and reduce the response time in its efforts to effectively combat crime in the metropolis.

Doctor beats up colleague on hospital premises
Meerut, July 29
In a shocking incident of violence and indiscipline, two senior doctors of the District Hospital clashed on late Sunday evening . One of them was called names and brutally beaten up by the other who is the head of the emergency ward.

Encroachers take over girls school
Meerut, July 29
The headmaster of a primary school (girl wing) at Sarai Jena has charged the city mayor with misusing his power and status. In this power game, the future of more than 100 schoolgirls is at stake.


Behold all human race as one
‘Behold all human race as one’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting based on Punjab & Sind Bank collections

Mining mafia does not spare even gail pipeline
Ghaziabad, July 29
The earth mining mafia in the Loni area has illegally dug out earth around Asia’s longest LPG pipeline coming from Jam Nagar in Gujarat to Loni. Earth around a 140-metre-long pipeline had been dug out and removed in an all-night operation between Jawali and Rajpur villages. This has created panic among officials of the Gas Authority of India Ltd. Now, in an emergency operation, the pipeline is being covered with earth and sand.

New general secretary for HVP in Ahirwal
Rewari, July 29
Mr Anil Rao, a leading activist of the Haryana Vikas Party in Ahirwal (South Haryana), has been appointed general secretary of the party by the HVP supremo and former Chief Minister Bansi Lal. His elevation among the top brass of the party is virtually an indication of the growing faith of the party chief in his capabilities to deliver the goods in Ahirwal. Besides, this is also a pointer to the importance, which the party attaches to the Ahirwal region as an important factor in the electoral politics of Haryana.

Woman accuses husband of sodomy
Meerut, July 29
A woman has charged her husband with sodomy in a written complaint made to the station house officer of PS Saruspur. She filed an FIR to this effect which was signed by her father also. Her father regretted that he married her daughter Ragini (name changed) to Manoj of Falwda village two months back.

VHAI Chief Executive Officer Alok MukhopadhyayVHAI champions the cause of suffering lot
STABLISHED in 1970, as a non-profit, registered society, the Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) today is a federation of 24 State Voluntary Health Associations, linking over 4000 member institutions across the country. It is one of the largest health and development networks in the world.

LJP chief threatens to move court on SYL
Panipat, July 29
Demanding action against the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh, for his failure to complete the construction of SYL canal in Punjab as per the Supreme Court directive, the Haryana Lok Janshakti Party chief, Capt. Shamsher Singh Malik, today threatened to move the court on the SYL issue.

Actor Vineet and Susmita Mukherji
Actor Vineet and Susmita Mukherji, who are acting in a political satire, at a press conference in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Self-employment scheme reviewed
Faridabad, July 29
A high-level meeting was held here today to review the progress made under the 'Golden Jubilee Urban Self-Employment Scheme’ launched with the help of the Centre. Mr Ram Niwas, Commissioner and Director of the employment scheme chaired the meeting. The Additional Deputy Commissioners of the four districts of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rewari and Mahendergarh took part in the meeting.

  • BSNL rebate
  • Three killed

Cash aid for Mansarovar yatris raised
New Delhi, July 29
The Government of NCT of Delhi will raise cash assistance given to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatris from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. A 24-hour information centre will operate under the aegis of Tirath Yatra Vikas Samiti at Hotel Indraprastha for rendering assistance to the pilgrims.

Traders express grief at Kant’s passing away
New Delhi, July 29
The Sadar Bazar Traders Welfare Association today expressed grief about the untimely demise of Vice-President Krishna Kant.

Call for demonstration at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, July 29
The Delhi Chapter of the Joint Platform of Action of Government and Associate Services Employees Organisations today called for a massive demonstration at Jantar Mantar protesting against the anti-employment policies adopted by the government.

NTPC to create 20000 MW power capacity in 10 yrs
New Delhi, July 29
The National Thermal Power Corporation plans to create additional power generating capacity of 20,000 mega watts in the next 10 years, said Mr CP Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, while addressing the Northern Region Customers Meet at Manesar (near Gurgaon), today.


Three bus robbers arrested after boy alerts cops
New Delhi, July 29
Three persons who where trying to loot the passengers in a bus were arrested by the Police Control Room van stationed at the Naraina ‘T’ point today. The arrested persons also tried to molest a woman in the bus.

  • Dacoity planned

  • Woman murdered

  • Challaned

Sunil Gujjar caught by Noida police
Noida, July 29
Dreaded criminal Sunil Gujjar, who had escaped from Delhi Police custody in Tis Hazari courts on July 15, was arrested by Surajpur police here on Sunday. A countrymade revolver and a stolen motor bike were recovered from him. His accomplice managed to flee. Wanted in about two dozen crimes, Sunil had shot a constable in Dadri last year and also assaulted district panchayat president Naresh Bhatti.


Lighting industry to showcase its products
New Delhi, July 29
The small-scale sector is going to showcase its wide range of products at the forthcoming ‘Light India International Exhibition 2002’ organised by the India Society of Lighting Engineers.


NCERT English tutorial for Afghans
New Delhi, July 29
After imparting specialised training to Afghanistan police officials by the famous Punjab Police Academy in Phagwara, it is now the turn of the National Council of Education, Research and Training here to do a bit for the Afghans. A 20-member team comprising Afghan diplomats will reach the Capital next month for a three-month training programme.


Official nod must for refitted CNG buses: SC
New Delhi, July 29
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Government of NCT of Delhi that no retro-fitted/ converted CNG buses be allowed to ply until the Transport Commissioner is satisfied, and certifies that they conform to the safety norms as laid down in the 19 November 2001 Gazette notification.

Govt asked to consider removing curbs on blood donors
New Delhi, July 29
The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to consider removal of the restriction on rickshaw-pullers and prisoners donating blood if they make it on their free will. A Bench comprising Chief Justice S B Sinha and Justice A K Sikri said the government might consider removing the restriction on them, while disposing of a Public Interest Litigation.

Lok Adalat settles 1,403 cases
Ghaziabad, July 29
Some 1,403 cases were resolved at the Lok Adalat organised by District Legal Aid Authority and Rs 5.94 lakh were collected by way of fines. Thirteen lakh rupees were distributed as compensation for victims of road accidents from the insurance companies. Lok Adalats were held in various courts of Ghaziabad district under the chairmanship of Addl. District Judge A. K. Aggarwal.


200 donate blood at camp
New Delhi, July 29
As many as 200 devotees of Sant Nirankari Mission attended a blood donation camp organised by the mission in Patel Nagar Nirankari Satsang Bhavan in West Delhi yesterday. The blood donation camp was inaugurated by Mr Ramakant Goswami, MLA and Secretary to the Delhi Chief Minister.


St. George College sail into soccer semis
New Delhi, July 29
St. George College, Mussorrie pounded Shri Ram School, Gurgaon 5-0 to enter the senior division semi-final of the Bro Mahony Inter-School Football Tournament, organised by Mount St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cantonment, at its own ground in the Capital on Monday.

WCAI recommends Sunita’s name for Dronacharya Award
New Delhi, July 29
The Women’s Cricket Association of India, in a very appropriate gesture, is learnt to have recommended the name of veteran lady cricket coach Sunita Sharma’s name for the Dronacharya Award. The Arjuna and Dronacharya Award Selection Committee, headed by badminton ace Prakash Padukone, reportedly held its first meeting in the Capital on Monday.

Sunita Sharma: Cricket coaching is a way of life.
Sunita Sharma: Cricket coaching is a way of life.

ESPN-Star sweep cricket rights
New Delhi, July 29
ESPN Star Sports have acquired the exclusive cricket telecast rights for all international cricket from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and England for a period of five years, from 2003 to 2008.

Match-winning knockKaran stars in Young Friends’ win
New Delhi, July 29
A fine knock of 84 runs by Delhi under-14 player Karan Rai and an equally brilliant 79 by Ishan Bakshi helped Young Friends Club defeat St. Marks School, Meera Bagh, by seven wickets in a last-ball victory to enter the semi-final of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground in the Capital.


Locked buildings to be put to use: Goel
New Delhi, July 29
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and MP from the Chandni Chowk constituency, Mr Vijay Goel, has come up with a novel project of utilising the unutilised and locked buildings for public utility projects in his constituency.Top

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