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Akalis trade charges on defilement
New Delhi, August 23
The Akali factions today traded charges over the Guru Granth Sahib defilement at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, even as the devotees expressed anguish over such blatant acts of vandalism.

Parking sharks fleece vehicle owners
Faridabad, August 23
Starting a parking stand and charging rates according to one’s whims and fancies seem to have become the order of the day here. No wonder, some unauthorised parking stand contractors have been pulling a fast one on the vehicle owners for ages in the town.

SC orders transfer of Katara case to Delhi
New Delhi, August 23
The Supreme Court today directed transfer of the Nitish Katara murder case from a Ghaziabad sessions court to a competent court of the same jurisdiction in Delhi. A bench two-judge, comprising of Justice G B Patnaik and Justice K G Balakrishnan, allowed a transfer petition filed by the mother of the victim, Ms Neelam Katara.


Twilight Zone: Nonplussed motorists don’t know whether to stop or to go at this crossing.
Twilight Zone: Nonplussed motorists don’t know whether to stop or to go at this crossing. — Photo by Anil Sharma

A gangster who is slippery as an eel
Meerut, August 23
The Meerut Police have swooped down on a number of villages in search of notorious gangster Nisha Mohammad, alias Maruti, wanted for shooting down two police constables and snatching their service rifles. Maruti allegedly shot constables Subhash and homeguard Vir Singh and snatched their rifles with the help of other gang members near Khivai police post in the last week of July.

Additional CP held on rape charge
New Delhi
The Delhi Police today suffered a major embarrassment when one of the senior additional commissioners of police, R. K. Sharma, was arrested in Uttaranchal’s Capital, Dehra Dun, for allegedly raping a 27-year-old married woman there.

HC quashes hike in pecuniary limit
New Delhi, August 23
In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court today quashed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Act, 2001, provisions enhancing lower courts' limit to hear civil cases up to the value of Rs 20 lakh in the National Capital Territory with immediate effect, holding that the state Assembly was not competent to pass such a legislation.

Down in the pits, Gurgaon gets more bins
Gurgaon, August 23
The Municipal Council has gone all-out to improve the sanitary conditions in the city after much dilly-dallying and apparent half-hearted measures. The campaign started following a diktat of the Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr Anurag Rastogi, to the municipality.

Passengers rave as cops rant
Meerut, August 23
A police patrol car stationed at the roadways bus stand (Bhainsali), meant for the passenger’s safety, suddenly turned into a battle ground when the head constable (driver) of the car took on the sub-inspector and threatened him. In a tit-for-tat, the sub-inspector also went for the head constable’s jugular. Several passengers and UPSRTC employees were enjoying the live drama of the police for more than half an hour.


Pt Sajan Mishra and Pt Rajan Mishra pay tribute to the unknown soldiers who fought during the struggle for Independence
Pt Sajan Mishra and Pt Rajan Mishra pay tribute to the unknown soldiers who fought during the struggle for Independence at an evening of classical music held recently at Siri Fort auditorium.

All creatures bovine get TLC at camp
Sonepat, August 23
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sonepat, in collaboration with Sri Ram Fertilisers and Chemical and the state Department of Animal Husbandry organised a one-day clinical camp in Fatehpur village, about 15 km from here, yesterday.

With no water tankers in sight, plantation drive a washout
Meerut, August 23
The Cantonment Board’s much awaited plantation drive under Vanamahotsava-2002 turned out to be a flop show due to the dictatorial attitude of Cantonment Board CEO K.J.S. Chouhan and Executive Engineer Anuj Singh.

Tale of inefficiency & apathy re-enacted
Sonepat August 23
This is a story of inefficient and unsatisfactory working of the Public Health Department as well as harassment meted out to thousands of people living in the old section of the city.

Shopkeepers let out public space, mint money
Faridabad, August 23
Shopkeepers all over the town, especially those well established in known markets, have been employing unfair tactics to earn a fast buck. Their ploys not only result in the loss of revenue to the state exchequer, but also lead to encroachment and congestion in public places.

The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and the Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, during an international conference on ‘Strategies for Energy Conservation in the New Millennium’ in the Capital
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and the Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, during an international conference on ‘Strategies for Energy Conservation in the New Millennium’ in the Capital on Friday. 

Residents gherao Xen’s office over scarcity of water
Panipat, August 23
For days after the establishment of the control room to solve the water problem in the city, the situation seems to be far from satisfactory and people continue to take to the streets to voice their protest.

Luxury residential complex for Gurgaon
Gurgaon, August 23
Unitech Limited, a major construction company would launch Rs 200 crore premium luxury residential complex in the city. Announcing the project, Mr Ramesh Chandra, managing director of the company, informed mediapersons here today that the complex, meant to cater to the upper strata of the society, is set in 15.4 acres of landscaped greenery.

RAMP-SCORCHER: Model Neha Dhupia during a fashion show in the Capital.
RAMP-SCORCHER: Model Neha Dhupia during a fashion show in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

MLA for tough action on SYL
Faridabad, August 23
A former Haryana Minister and MLA from Palwal, Mr Karan Singh Dalal, said that Haryana should ‘act tough’ if the Punjab Government failed to carry out the direction of the Supreme Court to construct the SYL canal by January 15.

Women beaten black and blue in a Rohtak kite-flying case
Rohtak, August 23
Eight miscreants barged into a house at Quilla Mohalla locality in Bahadurgarh town last evening and beat up the women in the house with sticks. They ransacked the house, broke the windowpanes and damaged household goods.

  • Boy killed
  • Theft committed
  • Talent search
  • Sewing centres
  • Man killed
  • Road accidents
  • Reception for Bhajan
  • Probe demanded
  • 12 hurt
  • ‘Inefficient’ college
IT was a Sunday. A friend of my son had come to see him. He came in his Zen and parked his car in the compound.
  • Wanted: Another Raja Rammohan
  • Election & humour
  • Recruitment gulf
  • Female foeticide
  • No auction, please!
The wages of Congestion
The wages of Congestion. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Dacoits’ gang busted, 5 held in Capital
New Delhi, August 23
With the arrest of five persons, the South district police today claimed to have busted a desperate gang of dacoits involved in several cases of dacoities, robberies and murders. The police claimed that it had solved several cases with their arrest, including a dacoity-cum-murder in a leather garments factory at Okhla Phase-II and in a copper factory in Okhla Phase I. Stolen materials worth Rs 13 lakh were also recovered from their possession.

  • Man stabbed

  • Powder racket

  • Car-lifters held

1 killed, 3 injured as trucks collide on GT Road
Sonepat, August 23
One person was killed and three others injured when two trucks collided on the G.T. Road near Qumashpur village, about 13 km from here. According to a report, a truck (No HR 38 5577) was on its way to Delhi when it collided with another truck.

Central School student run over by Sumo
New Delhi
A ninth standard student of Central School, Air Force Station, was crushed to death by a Tata Sumo on Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road this morning. The incident occurred when the victim, Hemant, a resident of Arya Nagar, was crossing the road. The Tata Sumo, which was coming from Gurgaon speedily, crushed the student to death. The vehicle overturned after the accident. The vehicle was attached with a call centre in Gurgaon and when the incident took place it was carrying Meenu, 25, who was injured when the vehicle overturned, the police said.


Shop online from Mrignayani Emporium
New Delhi, August 23
The Mrignayani Emporium run by the Madhya Pradesh Small Scale Industries Corporation has taken a decision to convert all its emporia into international stores and launch a web portal, which will enable the shoppers to shop on-line.


Tight security on the Delhi University campus greeted students in the Capital
Tight security on the Delhi University campus greeted students in the Capital on Friday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

COBSE spells out agenda for education boards
New Delhi, August 23
Acknowledging the need for flexibility in curriculum and the use of information technology among other things, the Council of Boards of School Education in India has spelt out the agenda for state as well as national boards.

NSUI seminar assesses challenges in 21st century
New Delhi, August 23
The Delhi state unit of National Students Union of India today organised a seminar in Delhi University on “Challenges of 21st Century”. Inaugurating the seminar, the AICC General Secretary, Mr Oscar Fernandes, underlined the need for arresting the population growth and identified the problem of unemployment as a burning issue.


FCI toy with Delhi Customs in hockey
New Delhi, August 23
Food Corporation of India (North Zone) toyed with Delhi Customs 7-0 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutions at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital. The match was not of much consequence as both the teams had already made it into the semi-final stage.

Delhi Admn, RBI earn full points
New Delhi, August 23
Delhi Administration routed Delhi Development Authority 4-0 to earn full points in the Delhi Soccer Association Annual Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Govt Boys School beat St. Giri
New Delhi, August 23
Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Vikas Puri, beat St. Giri Public School by 142 runs to record their second victory in the Jayanti Devi Goyal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Vikas Puri ground.

Ganga School enter semis
New Delhi, August 23
Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna, beat Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar, by four goals to nil and entered the semi-final of the Zonal Football Tournament at the New Convent School ground, Paschim Vihar. Lal Ram (two), K C and Jayrom were the goal-getters.


MCD to go hi-tech for making tax assessment transparent
New Delhi, August 23
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, said that the Municipal Corporation of Delhi would introduce modern technological means such as computerised records, digital mapping and easier payment methods to make system of property tax assessment in Delhi more citizen-friendly, equitable and transparent.

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