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Akali factional feud spills into school
New Delhi, July 30
Hundreds of children of Guru Nanak Khalsa School, Hari Nagar, had a harrowing time today when sword-wielding supporters of the two Akali factions virtually came to blows on the school premises in a bid to wrest control of the building.

DLF City residents sweat and fume 
Gurgaon, July 30
With the power situation in the DLF City remaining far from satisfactory and the residents’ patience wearing thin, the DLF management and the Dakhshini Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) have started passing the buck. In their face-off, the residents suffer. They seem to be even worse off than the residents in the sectors of Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

Power cuts turn life in Faridabad topsy-turvy
Faridabad, July 30
The power crisis has deepened in Faridabad district. The undeclared cuts have become a regular feature. Power cuts even at unearthly hours have become the order of the day. And there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel! The number of cuts has gone up sharply in the past one month. 


It’s curtains for three units as GAIL diverts CNG supplies
New Delhi, July 30
Three industrial units, including BPL Display Devices, have been forced to close down following the decision of the Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) to cut natural gas supplies to them in deference to the Supreme Court order.

Common cause
Common cause: Kapil Dev, Aamir Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Boris Becker and Vijay Amritraj during a benefit match for the underprivileged children at DLTA court in the Capital on Tuesday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Eve-teasing sparks violence in college
Meerut, July 30
Student clashes have become the norm in Meerut College. In yet another flare-up, students armed with pistols, countrymade revolvers, wickets and knives attacked another group on the campus. Several rounds were fired in the air and a student, who was stabbed in the stomach, is fighting for his life in a hospital.

  • Ragging turns violent

Cops wring parties in row over buffalo
Faridabad, July 30
Even a dispute over trivia can bring the glint into the eyes of cops out to make a fast buck. It presents such ‘corrupt’ enforcers of the law with a window of opportunity to wring money out of the hapless victim. One such case came to light in the Hathin subdivision recently.


Walia blames BJP regime for advt scam 
New Delhi, July 30
Delhi Minister of PWD and Urban Development A. K. Walia has termed the allegation of Rs 100 crore advertisement scam levelled by the president of Delhi BJP Madan Lal Khurana as totally false, beyond facts, misleading and a bundle of lies. The fact is that this so-called scam had occurred during the regime of the BJP, he claimed.

Delhi Police duties to be bifurcated
New Delhi, July 30
The Centre has decided in principle to bifurcate the duties of the Delhi Police personnel into investigations and maintenance of law and order, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Sheila criticised for ignoring the plight of farmers
New Delhi, July 30
The protest of Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit to the Central Government for not being invited to the meeting of drought affected states is ridiculous, said Prof Jagdish Mukhi, the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha today.

Special arrangements to ease Rohtak water woes
Rohtak, July 30
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, today assured that special arrangements had been made to supply adequate quantity of drinking water to the citizens. The assurance follows persistent reports of drinking water shortage.

Cop missing since Feb, colleagues not bothered 
Rohtak, July 30
Head Constable Rajender Singh (No: 390) of Sonepat Police is missing for the last five months. He was posted at Kundli police station and has not been seen since February 17.

Fatwa against Jamaat vice-president
New Delhi, July 30
The fight between the Ishat-e-Islam Trust of Jamat-e-Islami and the principal of Scholar School has taken a religious turn with the Darool Uloom Deoband, highest seat of Islamic learning in the country, issuing a fatwa (decree) against the vice-president of the Jamaat, Mr Shafi Moonis. 

Delhi-Hardwar Highway closed till August 7
New Delhi, July 30
The Delhi-Hardwar National Highway has been closed to vehicular traffic till August 7 in view of the ongoing “Kawadia Mela”, official sources said today. The highway has been closed due to a sharp increase in the number of pilgrims, sources said, adding that more than two lakh “kawadias” are visiting Hardwar and offering prayers at Neelkhanth Temple in Rishikesh every day.

Now, cassettes to spread Haryanvi culture 
Rohtak, July 30
Encouraged by the rising popularity of Punjabi music and songs, certain artistes have also made an effort to promote the Haryanvi culture and life standards through songs and ‘bhajans’ in Haryanvi dialect.
  • Announcement hailed
  • Killed in mishap
  • Teenager commits suicide
Noida reels under Delhi’s new transport order 
Noida, July 30
Long queues of inter-state trucks can be seen on the roads of this industrial township as an offshoot of the restrictions imposed on trucks entering Delhi. It has affected normal life and adversely affected industrial activities in Noida and Greater Noida.


Revenge murder case solved 
New Delhi, July 30
With the arrest of Azad Khan alias Ajju alias Ramu, resident of Hamirpur, the South-West district police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case of Bunti Lal. The decomposed body of Bunti, who worked as a chowkidar at a godown in Najafgarh, was found from a dried well in Deenpur jungle in Najafgarh.

Five arrested for burglary in colonel’s house 
Rewari, July 30
With the arrest of Santosh Devi, wife of Nand Lal and her two sons, Sanjiv and Navin along with Benarsi Devi and Pintoo alias Swarup Singh Yadav, the police claimed to have solved an old case of burglary committed in the house of Col Bharpoor Singh (Retd) in Harjipur village in the last week of June.


Touchtel to offer international message service
Gurgaon, July 30
A number of world class telecom services are being provided to subscribers who opt to take connections from Tocuhtel, a private telephone operator of Haryana circle. This was claimed by the chief operating officer (COO), Bharti Telenet Limited, Mr Rajiv Kohli, while speaking to mediapersons here today.

CNG pipeline to be made operational
New Delhi, July 30
The Indraprastha Gas Limited today promised that it will make operational the pipeline in South district’s Okhla area, where the CNG distribution came to a halt yesterday following a fire.


UGC move to cut vacant posts decried
New Delhi, July 30
The Forum of Academics for Social Justice today protested against the move of the UGC to cut 20 per cent of the vacant positions in Central Universities and its affiliated colleges.


HC admits plea against L-G order 
New Delhi, July 30
The order of the Lt-Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijay Kapoor, to over rule the resolution of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) granting extension in service to its Additional Commissioner was challenged in the High Court today.


Cool couture designed for dude
designer from Kolkata is on his way to the LIFW to create new fashion for the male form. Meet Lalit Jalan who comes armed with a wish to breathe life into the male form, giving it fluid form and ethnic simplicity. Along with wife, Sunita, Lalit believes that men’s fashion, which he claims, is still in its infancy and needs reinvention.
  • Designer Bros
  • Body care products
  • India fashion week
A Phulkari treat at National Museum
New Delhi, July 30
“Phulkari Saadi reshmi Uttee Chamkan Mor” (a couplet describing the peacock motif embroidered on her silk Phulkari) Phulkari, literally meaning the work of flowers, is the traditional way of embroidery on the ordhni’s of Punjabi women.


St. George to clash against Saini School in soccer final
New Delhi, July 30
Fancied St. George College, Mussorrie and Saini School, Rewari will contest the final of the Bro Mahony Inter-School Senior Football Tournament to be held at the St. Mary’s School ground in Delhi Cantt on Wednesday.

Ankita ChaudhryAnkita Chaudhry shoots two golds
New Delhi, July 30
Ankita Chaudhry, a promising shooter and a student of Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram, annexed the junior as well as the senior women’s titles in the sports pistol event of the 20th Delhi State Shooting Championship held at the Tughlakhabad Ranges in the Capital.

BCCI umpires’ seminar in Delhi from Sept 7
New Delhi, July 30
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct an All-India Seminar of umpires in Delhi on September 7 and 8. BCCI senior vice-president C K Khanna, who is also the vice-president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association, said this was for the first time that Delhi would be hosting the BCCI Umpires’ Seminar.

Virat slams century for Delhi University CC
New Delhi, July 30
A brilliant unbeaten century by Virat Kohli, who cracked 104, and deadly bowling of 3 for 20 by Shailej Sondhi, helped Delhi University Coaching Centre beat North Delhi Cricket Academy by seven wickets to enter the quarter-final of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament played at the Ashok Vihar ground.


Cops launch liaison drive 
New Delhi, July 30
In an effort to bring the public to work in close coordination with the police, the South district police launched a Community Liaison Programme (CLP) from today in each of the 18 districts.


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