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DTC takes first step towards reforms
New Delhi, August 3
On March 26, the first day of the Budget session of the Legislative Assembly, the Government of NCT of Delhi had announced its decision to undertake institutional reform of the Delhi Transport Corporation.

Cops zero in on key conspirator in Shivani case
Shivani BhatnagarNew Delhi, August 3
Three-and-a-half years after the Indian Express principal correspondent Shivani Bhatnagar was brutally murdered in her East Delhi flat, the Delhi Police is now on the verge of cracking the case and are hunting for a senior Haryana cadre IPS officer who has emerged as the key conspirator.

Badal group accused of trying to ‘hijack’ Hari Nagar school
New Delhi, August 3
Mr. Paramjit Singh Sarna, the recently elected president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, today accused his predecessor, Mr. Avtar Singh Hit, SAD (Badal) group, of trying to “hijack the Guru Nanak Public School in Hari Nagar which was the scene of armed confrontation between the two Akali factions on Tuesday.



Models sport sexy ensembles
Models sport sexy ensembles at a Lakme India fashion show in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Competition makes BSNL sit up
Faridabad, August 3
With private players entering the telecommunication field and posing stiff a challenge, the government-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited seems to have begun to realise that it must overhaul itself and bring about an attitudinal change in its dealings with the valued customers if it wants to retain its market share. 

Fastidious Law College director puts in his papers
Gurgaon, August 3
The post of Director of the reputed Maharshi Dayanand University National Law College remains mired in unseemly controversies. 

Inter-state gangsters killed
New Delhi/Meerut, August 3

The Special Cell sleuths today claimed to have killed two dreaded inter-state gangsters with the help of Meerut Police.



Scam holding up CNG mother stations?
New Delhi, August 3
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee suspects a dispute over the “commission” in the purchase of equipment is delaying the setting up of Compressed Natural Gas mother stations in the Capital.

Cutouts of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani, BJP President Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi BJP chief
Cutouts of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani, BJP President Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi BJP chief Madan Lal Khurana are mute witnesses to the traffic congestion outside Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. The BJP National Council meeting is on at the stadium. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Drought stalks 21 Jhajjar villages
Jhahhar, August 3
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Mohinder Kumar, has declared 21 villages, which have been badly hit by the dry conditions, as highly-sensitive. 

Ajmer is a mecca for both Hindu and Muslim pilgrims
ust over 130 km south-west of Jaipur and an easy three and a half hour drive from New Delhi is Ajmer, a burgeoning town on the shore of the Ana Sagar, flanked by barren hills.

Will Haryana Cong reshuffle end factionalism?
Faridabad, August 3
Although the shuffling of the posts of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief and the leader of the Congress party in the state assembly seems to have given reason for cheer among the party cadre supporting former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, who believe that now the party could be rejuvenated, but it still remains to be seen whether the new move of the party high command ends factionalism.

6 Kanwarias killed in road accident
Rohtak, August 3
As many as six ‘Kanwarias’ were killed and seven injured when a Tata 407 vehicle carrying them overturned along the roadside near Saharanpur (UP) on Friday night.

Working women take part in meet held by cops
Rewari, August 3
Working women from various factories and other institutions participated in the mahila meet organised under the aegis of the district public-police co-ordination committee in the wake of Operation Social Security Fortnight at Dharuhera on Friday.

Now, read the Bible in Hindi
New Delhi, August 3
The Bible Society of India released two Bibles translated into Hindi at a function held in the Capital today. 

Seva Mandir for slum children
New Delhi, August 3
The Art of Living’s Sri Seva Mandir, located at Sangam Vihar, New Delhi, was today inaugurated by Delhi Education Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan. 

Gaining victory over circumstances
e are all elated over praise and enraged by criticism. It looks as though our happiness or peace depends so much on what the world thinks about us. We are happy or sad in proportion to how others tend to treat us. 



Heroin worth Rs 1 cr seized; five held
Ghaziabad, August 3
The Murad Nagar police have arrested five criminals, including a woman, and recovered one kg heroin from them after an encounter in a broad daylight in Bheekanpur village.

Confidence tricksters’ gang busted, three held
New Delhi, August 3
With the arrest of three persons the Kirti Nagar police today claimed to have nabbed a gang of cheats who used to gain entry when women were alone at their homes. They used to carry a powder that would make gold and silver jewellery glitter to gain the confidence of women.

Murder accused falls in police net
Rewari, August 3
After a long chase of six weeks, the Kasaula Police have now succeeded in apprehending the main accused, Jassa Singh, alias Jaswinder Singh, of Karnal district in Haryana in connection with his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of a trailer driver, Gurmail Singh, son of Piara Singh

Sarpanch held

The crime branch of the police has arrested today the sarpanch of Madothi village in connection with a double murder case in Bahadurgarh in 2001.



FOCUTA lends support to DUTA strike
New Delhi, August 3
The Delhi University Teachers Association has called for a strike on Monday, in protest against the UGC and the Ministry of Human Resource Development moves to increase teachers’ workload, declare 35 per cent staff as excess, allow 80 per cent of posts to be filled on temporary basis, freeze new recruitment, impose 10 per cent cut in staff strength and abolish all posts older than one year.

Gurgaon Law College
Who can make this fledgling bird fly?
Rohtak, August 3
The Maharshi Dayanand University National Law College at Gurgaon seems to be in turmoil. Since its birth in 2001, the institute has seen three directors; the university has apparently failed to find a suitable person to head the college.

Rewari schools have surplus teachers

As many as 117 lecturers, 140 masters and 51 C and V teachers posted in various government schools in Rewari district have been found surplus during a recent survey conducted under the Rationalisation Campaign of the State Education Department, according to Mr Murli Dhar Gothwal, District Education Officer, Rewari.




Apollo holds first-ever mega health quiz
pollo Health and Lifestyle Limited, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, is seeking a slot in the Limca Book of Records, for taking the lead in organising the first-ever health quiz in India. The quiz was open to students of class VIII to XII.

  • Ayurvedic recipes

  • Diabetes camp

  • For heart patients

  • Lecture for doctors

  • Contact lens users



Delhi Division roll into soccer semis
New Delhi, August 3
Holders Delhi Division downed Morabadad Division 2-0 to roll into the semi-final of the Northern Railway Inter-Division Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. Last year’s runners-up Headquarters, Bikaner and Jagadhari Workshop Division, also moved into the semi-finals.

Alec StewartSmart Alec to feature on ESPN online
New Delhi, August 3
England’s wicket-keeper batsman Alec Stewart, honoured with MBE in 1998, will feature in the Harsha Online, the interactive one-hour programme pioneered by ESPN Star Sports. Alec Stewart will appear live on Star Sports on August 7 at 10.30 pm.

Sawej helps Ravindera School enter semis
New Delhi, August 3
A dynamic all-round performance by Sawej Khan (3 for 15 and 33, 4x4, 1x6) helped Ravindera Public School defeat National Stadium Coaching Centre by six wickets and entered the semi-final of the first Prabhu Dayal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground in the Capital.

Top teams for Jayanti Devi cricket from today
New Delhi, August 3
The first Jayanti Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament will begin on Sunday at the Bharat Nagar ground. Ravindera Public School will clash against hosts Arya Vrat Sports Club in the inaugural match.


DJB says encroachers are causing water pollution
New Delhi, August 3
The Delhi Jal Board put the blame on encroachers for contamination in the water distribution lines to Delhi Development Authority colonies. In an affidavit submitted before the Delhi High Court, the DJB Chief Engineer, Mr V. B. Jain, said interventions by encroachers on public land and residents of unauthorised colonies caused the contamination by means of illegal and unauthorised connections that were drawn from supply pipe lines.Top

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