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Delhi Govt is never short of alibis
Tepid response to scheme of industrial relocation 
New Delhi, August 6
“The industry is in a slump … who has the money to construct a building in Bawana, let alone start operating from that place?” Industries Minister Deep Chand Bandhu says in defence of the lukewarm response to the Government of NCT of Delhi’s scheme of relocating polluting industries on the outskirts of Delhi.

Gurgaon law college strike ends
Gurgaon, August 6
The students of the Maharshi Dayanand University National Law College today called off their strike following an assurance from the Pro-Vice Chancellor of MDU, Mr Jai Kishan Sharma, to look into their demands sympathetically.

Faridabad railway station is bone-dry
Faridabad, August 6
The railway station here, one of the oldest in Haryana, has no drinking water supply for the past many months. The majority of the taps remain without water and the passengers pay through the nose for the mineral water sold at platform, or simply, they have to bring their personal water bottles with them.


Should DU thoroughfares be blocked?
New Delhi, August 6
Even three weeks after the academic session started on July 15, academics appear to be the last thing on anyone’s mind in the Delhi University. Just as the cops were putting together the pieces of the recent gang rape of a student staying in a private hostel, the campus woke up with a shudder to learn that a policeman had allegedly molested a girl student.
Students protest near Mandi House against the DU incident. — Tribune Photo 
Students protest near Mandi House

Home ministry briefed on Shivani case
New Delhi, August 6
The Delhi Police today gave a detailed report to the Ministry of Home Affairs about the developments in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case and the facts that have emerged during the interrogation of the three suspects arrested so far even as the alleged main conspirator, Mr R. K Sharma, senior Haryana cadre Indian Police Service officer remained elusive. Sources said that Mr U. K. Katna, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, assisted by senior officers, had a prolonged meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs where the evidence collected so far against the senior police officer was discussed.


24,000 houses to be built in Delhi by 2005
New Delhi, August 6
The Delhi Development Authority is planning to construct a link road between National Highway 8 and Dwarka Sub-City by 2003-end at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore, the Rajya Sabha was told.

L-G reviews pace of flyover work 
New Delhi, August 6
The Lieutenant Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, in a meeting held today with Delhi’s Minister for Public Works, Dr A.K. Walia, the Chief Secretary, Mr Shailja Chandra, and senior officers of the Delhi Government, the DDA, the MCD and the DTTDC reviewed the progress of flyovers at different locations. 

DPCC demands Naik’s resignation
New Delhi, August 6
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today demonstrated in the Capital, demanding the resignation of the Union Petroleum Minister, Mr Ram Naik, for his alleged involvement in the petrol pump allotment scam.

Govt at Centre is anti-farmer, says Tikait
Faridabad, August 6
Veteran Kisan leader Mahender Singh Tikait has said that a government with an anti-farmer orientation has been working at both the Centre and the state. He lamented that there was no one to bother about the misery of the farmers facing acute drought conditions. 

Delhi Govt may privatise marketing of farm produce 
New Delhi, August 6
The Government of NCT of Delhi is examining the recommendations of an expert group constituted by the Centre to welcome private sector participation in marketing of agricultural produce.

Now, a garbage station at Khan Market
New Delhi, August 6
Mrs Tajdar Babbar, MLA and Member, New Delhi Municipal Council, inaugurated the NDMC’s eighth garbage station at Khan Market today in the presence of Mr Arun Baroka, Secretary, NDMC, Lt Col A.S. Gurung, MOH, and other senior Officers of the civic body along with local residents and traders of the area.

Forum condemns Amarnath killings
New Delhi, August 6
The Kashmiri Pandits United Forum has strongly condemned the killing of the Amarnath pilgrims. Reacting to the incident where eight pilgrims lost their lives and 33 others were injured, Dr B L Kachroo, president of the forum, said that it has exposed the hollow claim of the government vis-à-vis the security of the ordinary citizens.

JD(U) demands ban on polluting three-wheelers
Faridabad, August 6
Mr Raj Kumar Gaur, President, Haryana unit of Janata Dal (U), in a statement today demanded complete ban on those three-wheelers which are operating in the district without any valid documents and defying pollution norms. Legal action was also demanded against those bus operators who were given permits for operating local bus service on selected routes for the convenience of commuters, but these buses did not follow the allotted routes and were preferring to run on profitable routes.

  • Youth killed


Dacoity in Dilshad Colony foiled, 4 nabbed 
New Delhi, August 6
With the arrest of four persons the North-East district police today claimed to have prevented a dacoity in Dilshad Colony in Seemapuri. The police have recovered three countrymade pistols, five live cartridges and one knife from their possession.

Bike thieves’ gang busted, 4 held
Meerut, August 6
The Meerut police busted a gang of motor cycle thieves and arrested four of its members. Fifteen brand new Hero Honda motor bikes were seized. The police claimed several forged registration documents of bikes and other counterfeiting material were also seized from their possession.

Police register case against Tehelka scribe 
New Delhi, August 6
The Delhi Police today registered a case against Tehelka journalist, Anirudh Bahal for allegedly obstructing a CBI official from performing his duty as well as manhandling him.


Korean company’s ATMs to be marketed in India 
New Delhi, August 6
Tyche Peripherals Systems Ltd., one of the leading players in the retail automation industry, has entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Synkey Group Inc., Korea, to market their ATMs in India.

The executive chairman, Tyche Peripherals Systems Ltd., with President and CEO, Synkey Group, Korea, and his team at the launch of Synkey ATMs/ cash dispensers. 
The executive chairman,Tyche Peripherals Systems Ltd

Expedite work on western peripheral highway: Phdcci
New Delhi, August 6
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Phdcci) has urged the Delhi Government to pursued Haryana to develop the western peripheral highway to end the chaos on the state borders, causing undue disturbance to trade and industry, particularly in Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and Punjab.


Heartening to note, aged are not irrelevant 
New Delhi, August 6
In today’s high-tech world, is there a place for the aged? That was the topic at the debate organised by HelpAge India at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, here today. Twenty-seven high school teams across the city vociferously debated the point, putting forth their views lucidly and forcefully.

Ananya Banerjee of Mother’s International School being awarded the winner’s trophy at the second inter-school debate organised by HelpAge India in the Capital on Tuesday.
Ananya Banerjee of Mother’s International School being awarded the winner’s trophy


Fashion journos given the cold shoulder at LIFW
The Lakme India Fashion Week has left many diehard fashion-watchers out in the cold. The organisers’ move of inviting just a select few has miffed many. Designers and the public relations executives have been inundated with calls requesting passes and invites for the show. What’s more, the media too is being represented by a select few. All journalists covering the mega event have to be accredited. For the members of the fourth estate who are accustomed to a red carpet welcome, the LIFW has been a rude shock.
  • Razzle-dazzle
  • Skincare
  • Songstress Shibani


Grasping the true meaning of the doctor’s emblem
New Delhi, August 6
The recent controversy whether or not doctors can use the first aid red cross sign has triggered the need to understand the deeper meaning behind the doctor’s emblem. The doctors are required to use their original emblem, the staff with two snakes. 


Delhi Audit shortchange Zakir Hussain
New Delhi, August 6
Defending champions Delhi Audit scored a facile 4-1 victory against Zakir Hussain College in the opening match of the Delhi Soccer Association Annual Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.

  • Nivia Soccer Tournament

Lt Governor receives Rs 25 lakh from BCCI
New Delhi, August 6
The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijai Kapoor, was presented a draft for Rs 25 lakh as the first instalment by Delhi and District Cricket Association president Arun Jaitley and senior vice-president C. K. Khanna on behalf of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) towards the allotment of land for a cricket stadium.
DDCA president Arun Jaitley and senior vice-president C. K. Khanna, along with Dr Ram Babu Gupta and P. K. Hota, presenting a draft for Rs 25 lakh to Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor for the construction of a stadium.
DDCA president Arun Jaitley and senior vice-president C. K. Khanna, along with

Randhawa hails India’s fine show
New Delhi, August 6
Olympian hurdler Gurbachan Singh Randhawa has hailed the excellent performance of the Indian contingent in the 17th Commonwealth Games, which concluded at Manchester, on Sunday.

Karan stars in Mark’s win
New Delhi, August 6
Karan Wahi played an all-round role (4 for 19 and 41 n o) to help St. Marks School, Meerabagh beat Delhi United Christian School by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the Jayanti Devi Goel Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.


Rohtak administration to restore rule of law on roads
Rohtak, August 6
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has announced that after the completion of the demolition drive, the next priority of the district administration would be to regulate traffic in the town.


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