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Two children die in house collapse
New Delhi, August 13
In a tragic incident, two children were killed and another injured in a building collapse in East Delhi this morning even as chaos prevailed on major roads as heavy rains since last night threw life out of gear in the Capital for the second day today. The ill-fated house in East Delhi.
The ill-fated house in East Delhi.
— Tribune photo

Sharpshooters, anti-aircraft guns in place for I-Day
New Delhi, August 13
The 55,000-strong Delhi Police, assisted by paramilitary forces, has been deployed on the streets of the Capital to keep off anti-national elements during the Independence Day celebrations.



It is Ram Lila at Red Fort or no Ram Lila at all…
New Delhi, August 13
The annual grand spectacle of ‘Ram Lila’, one of the finest cultural shows of the Capital held outside the historic Red Fort, will not only be lost to the viewers from this year but the entire issue is threatening to snowball into a major religio-political controversy.

Gandhiji’s samadhi: Rich caretakers, poor upkeep
New Delhi, August 13
At a time when the government is spending crores of rupees to propagate the ideals of the father of the nation, Mahatama Gandhi, his samadhi at Raj Ghat has become an example of neglect and apathy.

The crack in the marble slab at Raj Ghat. — Photo Anil Sharma

The crack in the marble slab at Raj Ghat.

Ban on mining should stay: Panel
Faridabad, August 13
The Bhure Lal Committee, appointed by the Supreme Court to look into the aspects of the mining ban in the five-km area in Haryana adjoining Delhi, has suggested that the ban should continue. The committee was set up on July 22 on the directions of the apex court.

The heavy showers brought traffic to a standstill in busy arteries of the Capital on Tuesday.
The heavy showers brought traffic to a standstill in busy arteries of the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Khurana wants 529 colonies regularised
New Delhi, August 13
The last time an aerial survey was conducted, Madan Lal Khurana got his Cabinet to endorse the regularisation of 1,071 unauthorised colonies that had come up till March 31, 1993. That was when he was chief minister of the first popular elected government of the NCT of Delhi.

Legislator demands more grants for drought-hit areas
Rewari, August 13
Congress legislator Rao Inderjit Singh, who is also a member of the All India Congress Committee, has described the state government’s compensation of Rs 1,000 per acre to the affected formers for their drought-destroyed crops, as totally insufficient.

Gurgaon Co-op Bank meets 78% farm needs
Gurgaon, August 13
The Central Co-operative Bank Limited, Gurgaon, met 78 per cent of agricultural needs of the district last year whereas other commercial banks served only 22 per cent of agricultural requirements.

Ajit Singh backs HYKSS fight for water share
Rewari, August 13
The Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, who is also the national president of Rashtriya Lok Dal, has extended his party’s support to the ongoing struggle of the Haryana Yuva Kisan Sangharsh Samiti for an equitable distribution of canal water to ensure its share to the people of south Haryana.
HYKSS president Naresh Yadav presents a memorandum to Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh on the problems of drought-hit people of south Haryana.
HYKSS president Naresh Yadav presents a memorandum to Union Agriculture Minister Ajit Singh on the problems of drought-hit people of south Haryana.

Globalisation threatening the very basis of survival
New Delhi, August 13
The two-day convention (August 10 and 11) on Community Rights to Natural Resources and the Constitution, organised by Dr Vandana Shiva’s Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and Navdanya, brought forth the fact that the process of globalisation is threatening the very basis of survival-land, water and biodiversity-and is paving the way for commodifying these natural resources through legal and policy changes.

Draperies worth lakhs gutted
New Delhi, August 13
Room furnishing cloths and carpets worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire that broke out in Jagdish Store, a showroom in Lajpat Nagar area this morning. No casualty took place in the fire which broke out at 21.45 pm in a storeroom on the second floor of the building located on the Ring Road. According to the preliminary inquiry, short-circuit is the cause behind the fire. The storeroom was packed with expensive cloths and carpets and most of the cloths were destroyed.

Firemen try to douse the flames at Jagdish Store in Lajpat Nagar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Firemen try to douse the flames at Jagdish Store in Lajpat Nagar in the Capital on Tuesday.

Jewellery, cash stolen from PHD official in Jhajjar
Jhajjar, August 13
Thieves reportedly barged into the house of an official of the Public Health Department and stole jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh and cash Rs 80, 000.
In a complaint, Ishwar Dalal, a PHD official, that he along with his wife and children were sleeping, when thieves entered the house by scaling the boundary wall. They reportedly broken the shelf and decamped with the booty.

Delhi Secretary tops
Delhi Secretary tops: Ms Madhu Rajesh (centre) of PepsiCo India, New Delhi, has won the 8th contest of secretaries organised by DHL India and the National Institute of Professional Secretaries (NIPS).

Messengers of peace to wear white ribbons
New Delhi, August 13
The message is harmony and peace and to spread the message on India’s 55th Independence Day, half a million Indians will sport white ribbons.
‘The White Ribbon Campaign’ is a gesture to mobilise and unite civil society across the nation under the simple symbol of a white ribbon.


Woman killed in Chandni Chowk
New Delhi, August 13
An elderly woman was found murdered near Hardayal Singh Library today morning in the Chandni Chowk area. The deceased, Lali (65), wife of late Sadhu Ram, was killed with a head injury from the place where she used to run a cigarette and bidi stall for the last 30 years.


Rs 552 cr marketing scheme to boost exports
Panipat, August 13
In a bid to boost exports and help exporters focus on the specific areas, the Central Government has out with an ambitious Rs 552 crore “Market Assess Initiative scheme, the Under Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Mr Mangal Singh, said here today.


Teachers rally against privatisation of education
New Delhi, August 13
Teachers from universities, colleges and schools along with non-teaching employees gathered at Ram Lila Grounds in thousands today despite the pouring rain and marched to Parliament.

Dress code on campus raises hackles
Gurgaon, August 13
The Maharshi Dayanand University is making overt moves to impose a dress code on the teachers in the National Law College here. This, in turn, has sent a stern message to the students of the institute who are clamouring for scrapping of their campus uniform.


Centre gets 4 weeks on illegal colonies
New Delhi
The Delhi High Court today gave four weeks to the Centre for notifying the guidelines on regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the city under which it has to identify the localities to be regularised and those to be left out.



All these magic men with their ‘Bo Derek’ workshops
The Lakme India Fashion Week is finally over. A seven-day frenzy, the LIFW had not just clothes horses trotting about, but also had a few ‘magicians’ who could transform you with a brush of colours and a snip of locks.

A TOUCH OF GOLD: A facial from Nature’s Essence.

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Sinha stresses need for Ayurvedic AIDS drug
New Delhi, August 13
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shatrughan Sinha has urged the scientists and researchers, especially those working in the Indian systems of medicine like Ayurveda, to develop a wonder drug that cannot just cure AIDS, but can also be afforded by the common man.

Union Health Minister Shatrughan Sinha presents the ‘Shankha Pushpi Scholarship’ award.
Union Health Minister Shatrughan Sinha presents the ‘Shankha Pushpi Scholarship’ award.

The West Indian tornado on Harsha Online
New Delhi, August 13
Sir Vivian Richards, one of the greatest cricketers, will be the special guest on Harsha Online — the interactive one-hour programme on ESPN STARR Sports — presented by Harsha Bhogle on Wednesday at 10.30 p.m. on STAR Sports.
Harsha Bhogle Vivian Alexander Richards
    Harsha Bhogle    Vivian Alexander Richards

DLF win Caddies’ Golf Tournament
New Delhi, August 13
DLF scored a thumping six-stroke win to bag the title in the Inter-Club Caddies Golf Tournament played at the par-72 DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon on Tuesday. DLF’s winning tally of 330 gross was aided by the day’s best round of three-over 75 by talented youngster Vijay Pal.

Northern Railway edge past Oriental Bank
New Delhi, August 13
Northern Railway scored a narrow 2-1 victory against Oriental Bank of Commerce in a Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.


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