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Main suspect held in Shivani case
New Delhi, August 2
The main suspect in the murder case of the Indian Express Principal Correspondent, Shivani Bhatnagar, hunted by Crime Branch of the Delhi Police, surrendered before Lodhi Colony police this evening. Pradeep, a registered criminal of Najafgarh, is wanted in a few other sensational cases committed in the area, police sources said.

Congress, BJP politics of drought or dearth of ideas?
New Delhi, August 2
At last count, 12 states were affected by drought. And of the six states that have declared a drought the Congress rules four. That is the backdrop in which chief ministers of the 13 Congress-ruled states will be meeting with Sonia Gandhi over the weekend. 

RDX seized from armyman’s house
Meerut, August 2
The Meerut Police have arrested an army personnel and seized from his possession 10 packets of RDX. A country-made revolver (.315 bore) and three live cartridges were also seized from his house. 






Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Vacant posts missing in PGIMS advt
Rohtak, August 2
The advertisement for 57 faculty posts (14 professors and 43 lecturers) in the Pt B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) by the Haryana Public Service Commission on Thursday, has set the alarm bells ringing on the Medical College campus here.

Fake extension counter of bank busted
New Delhi, August 2
With the arrest of two persons, the West District police today claimed to have busted a gang of cheats who ran a fake extension counter under the Bank of India banner in Nihal Vihar, Nangloi, in West district.

Two cops who refuse to put their house in order
Ghaziabad, August 2
It is a police case with a difference. In this case, the guardians of the law themselves have to put their house in order. Many police stations in UP have had the distinction of being run without an officer-incharge, but this is the first instance of two inspectors staying put in one police station — two swords in one case, as it were.


17 animals died in Sariska sanctuary
New Delhi, August 2
Seventeen animals have died in Sariska Tiger Reserve this year alone, the Minister for Environment and Forests, Mr T R Baalu, informed the Rajya Sabha, in a written reply today. He said reasons for their death include infighting injuries, trauma, liver diseases, poaching and road accidents.

Bhajan Lal’s appointment brings cheer to Ahirwal
Rewari, August 2
The appointment of Mr Bhajan Lal as president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee and the simultaneous appointment of Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda as the Haryana Congress Legislative Party leader marks the return of the former to centre stage. Mr Bhajan lal, it will be recalled, has been in political hibernation since the ouster of his government after the poll debacle in 1996.

Another fasting doctor hospitalised
New Delhi, August 2
With one more doctor from the All India Association of Foreign Returned Doctors, sitting on a “fast unto death” to protest the Medical Council of India’s decision mandating an eligibility test to practice in the country, being admitted to the Ram Manohar Hospital today, the number of doctors admitted to the hospital has increased to three.

Four public utility complexes inaugurated
New Delhi, August 2
Mrs Memwati Barwala, Chairperson, Rohini zone ward committee, inaugurated four newly constructed public utility complexes under the Yamuna Action Plan. Two of the public utility complexes have been constructed at Village Shahbad Dairy and the other two at Rohini Sector-26. These public utility complexes also have bathroom facilities.

Demand for extra funds for trans-Yamuna area
New Delhi, August 2
Leader of the House and Chairman, Standing Committee, Mr Ram Babu Sharma, on Thursday said that he would make use of his authority to speed up development projects and avoid procedural delays.

Guru’s birth anniversary celebrated

New Delhi, August 2
The birth anniversary of Guru Harkrishan was celebrated in the Capital with religious fervour and gaiety. Sikhs in large numbers thronged the Gurdwaras since morning to pay their obeisance to the religious figure, who fought against injustice.

Devotees getting prasad on the birth anniversary of Guru Harkrishan in the Capital.

Devotees getting prasad on the birth anniversary of Guru Harkrishan in the Capital.

Y nature every human being is sympathetic to other human beings for their common lapses. This is equally applicable to the Indian Police as we know policemen, too, are human beings.
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CPWD engineer held for taking bribe
New Delhi, August 2
The Central Bureau of Investigation have arrested an Assistant Engineer of Central Public Works Department (CPWD) posted at the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000. A subsequent raid at his house lead to the recovery of Rs 5.35 lakh.

  • 2 held for murder

  • Vendor stabbed

  • Burglars arrested

Man shot for snubbing daughter’s suitor
TWO youths reportedly shot dead an ordnance employee in broad daylight here on Thursday. According to information, Mahabir Tyagi, a resident of Trimurti Vihar, was going to join his duty at 7 am. He was stopped by two youths, riding a red-coloured motor bike near Jalalpur Road poultry farm. One of them demanded that Tyagi should marry his daughter with him.


Students pay with their studies for MCD’s ‘lapses’
New Delhi, August 2
The relocation of slum-dwellers from the posh South Delhi area has left nearly 7,000 schoolchildren, armed with transfer certificate, in a state of uncertainty as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has failed to provide them with alternative educational institutes in the resettlement colonies.

Coaching centres flay hefty registration fee
Meerut, August 2
All the coaching institutes here remained closed today in protest against the imposition of a hefty registration fee. The owners of the coaching institutes and private teachers employed in these centres gathered at the Budhana Gate crossing under the aegis of the Coaching Institute Association and the Unemployed Teachers’ Organisation.


LIFW set to wow fashion frat
New Delhi, August 2
It may not be the Mecca for the fashion frat, but the Capital playing host to the fashion event of the year, the Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW), is trying its best not to relive the experience of the first-ever LIFW.
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ON THE RAMP-AGE: Models sport colourful outfits at a fashion show of Lakme India Fashion Week 2002 in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal


‘Pyaar ka nagma’ man tugs at heart-strings
New Delhi, August 2
Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai Maujo ki Rawani Hai Zindagi Aur Kucch Bhi Nahi Teri Meri Kahani Hai When the composer of this song, national poet Santosh Anand sang it before the students of Asian Academy of Film and Television in Noida and other guests, the entire hall sat entranced, and only at the end of the soulful number, it called for an encore.


After education, Amity fans out in the social sector

New Delhi, August 2
Apart from providing world class education opportunities to youth of India, the Amity group has also been active in the field of social development under the banner name of Amity Humanity Foundation. As part of its continuing endeavour to provide better living standards to the physically and mentally challenged people, the group today held its 2nd rehabilitation camp in the densely populated Chirauri village, situated in Loni block of Ghaziabad.

A patient being examined at an Amity medical camp.
A patient being examined at an Amity medical camp. 

Free medicines to poor patients increased
New Delhi, August 2
A non-government organisation today claimed that poor patients suffering from tuberculosis and AIDS in the Capital were now being provided medicines free of cost at the hospitals because of the innovating pooled procurement system.


CISF celebrates shooters’ success at Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, August 2
It’s celebration time in the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) headquarters in Delhi at the unprecedented success achieved by the Indian shooters in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Manchester as a third of the members in the shooting squad belong to the CISF.

DDCA Sports Committee gets down to work
New Delhi, August 2
The Working Committee of the Sports Committee of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) at its first meeting selected convenors/joint convenors and co-ordinators of various committees for the season 2002-2003.

The members of the Working Committee of the Sports Committee of the DDCA (sitting, left to right): Ramesh Sachdeva, M K Sharma, Ashok Sharma, Brij Mohan Gulati and Ajit Singh Madhok. Standing (left to right): Praveen Jain, P S Chauhan, Vinod Tihara, Anil Kumar Chaudhary and P K Soni.

The members of the Working Committee of the Sports Committee of the DDCA

Jagadhari Workshop records win
New Delhi, August 2
Jagadhari Workshop, Moradabad, and Ambala Division scored fluent victories on the opening day of the Northern Railway Sports Association Inter-Divisional Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital today. Northern Railway Sports Association general secretary H. V. Sharma inaugurated the tournament in the morning.

St Marks School beat St Giri
New Delhi, August 2
St Marks School, Meera Bagh, defeated St Giri Public School by 18 runs in a league match of the Prabhu Dayal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the St Marks School ground in the Capital. A fine knock of 45 runs by Sarans Sharma was the highlight of St Marks’ close victory. Batting first, St Marks School were all out for 199 in 30.2 overs.


Police asked to regulate traffic to facilitate kanwarias’ journey
Rohtak, August 2
The Inspector General of Police (Rohtak Range), Mr Resham Singh, today directed the district police chiefs of Rohtak, Panipat, Sonepat and Karnal to order round-the-clock patrolling along the national highways passing through their respective districts in view of the rush of `kanwarias on these roads.


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