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MRTPC notice to Gurgaon builder
New Delhi, August 24
Picture this. You enter into an agreement with a private developer to buy a two-room flat for Rs 10 lakh in an apartment complex. You begin paying the installments. Even as the construction work is on, the builder makes certain structural modifications to add one room. Pay for the third room now or your allotment stands cancelled, you are told. Should you feel cheated?

Court hauls up officer in Shivani case
New Delhi, August 24
In yet another embarrassment, the Investigating Officer of the Delhi Police in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case was hauled up in a Delhi court for not following the directives and the legal procedures laid down by the Supreme Court.

— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



DPCCC activists waiting for Sonia Gandhi to arrive at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground
WAITING FOR MADAM: DPCCC activists waiting for Sonia Gandhi to arrive at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground, causing a traffic jam at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo

A hoarding of Ms Sonia Gandhi displayed outside the Ferozeshah Kotla ground
A hoarding of Ms Sonia Gandhi displayed outside the Ferozeshah Kotla ground where a Congress rally was held on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

MHA seeks detailed report on ‘molestation’
New Delhi, August 24
The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report about the incident involving Additional Commissioner of Police, R. K. Sharma, a 1977 batch IPS officer, who is at present lodged in Dehra Dun Jail on the charge of criminally assaulting his servant’s wife.

Eve-teaser caught in the act, gets third-degree on buffalo
Meerut, August 24
A local Shiv Sena activist was paraded on a buffalo with his head tonsured, his face smeared and a garland of chappals dangling from his neck. His crime: He was caught red-handed while teasing a lady teacher by her two brothers in the Civil Lines area here today.

Six trade tax officials booked for action against Dalit
Ghaziabad, August 24
On explicit instructions of the government, a case has been filed in the Vijay Nagar police station against six trade tax officials for allegedly barging into the house of a Dalit, looting his valuables and showering caste invectives on the inmates.

Errant telecom manager fined
Rewari, August 24
The Rewari District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Mr Ravi Goel, Telecommunication Divisional Manager, Rewari, to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 after holding him guilty under Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act on a petition filed by Shamsher Singh, a resident of Khaliyawas village.

A demolition man who gives solace
Rohtak, August 24
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has reiterated that all encroachments on government land in the district will be cleared within the coming three months.


Bhajan parties keep crowd waiting with CM’s paeans
Faridabad, August 24
`Bhajan parties’, better known as entertainment groups, employed by the Public Relations Department of Haryana, are proving their worth. Their importance is manifest at any function where the Chief Minister or any important functionary of the state government is present.


RBI Governor Dr Bimal Jalan presenting the first prize to Mr SS Kohli, CMD, PNB and Mr T. S. Narayansami, ED, for use of Rajbasha.

RBI Governor Dr Bimal Jalan presenting the first prize to Mr SS Kohli, CMD, PNB and Mr T. S. Narayansami, ED, for use of Rajbasha.

Officers adept at disappearing act
Sonepat, August 24
A majority of government officers in this city and elsewhere are public servants only in name. Their irresponsible attitude towards the public at large has caused widespread resentment.

Sonepat farmers plagued by problems galore
Sonepat, August 24
The apathy of the government towards farmers has made their situation pitiable. Plagued by repeated failure of the crops, the farmers are facing an acute resource crunch.

Sariska - A must-see for an encounter with the big cat
ariska, one of North India’s famous wildlife sanctuaries, was the hunting reserve of the erstwhile Maharajas of Alwar. It was taken over under Project Tiger in 1979 from whereon it has become a must-see for those wishing to catch the glimpse of the wild.

Chautala promises water for everyone in two years
Hodal (Faridabad), August 24
Every village of Haryana will get supply of potable water within the next two years and the availability of water is likely to touch 55 litres per person per day in this period.

Jhajjar ‘offers’ most martyrs for J&K cause
Jhajjar, August 24
Jhajjar had attained the “glory” of being top among other districts in India with the largest number of 26 Army soldiers killed during ‘Operation Rakshak’, launched in Jammu and Kashmir against cross-border terrorists, hailing from the district.

Gupta for larger public participation in policing
New Delhi, August 24
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr R. S. Gupta, today called for a larger public participation with the police and felt that excessive reliance on the police could not solve all the law and order problems in the city.

Call to establish Book Development Council 
New Delhi, August 24
The decline in the reading habits, thanks to the invasion of television and the Internet, has been a reason to worry not just for the publishers but also for the academicians and the intelligentsia.

Onam: Festive time in God’s own country
t is festival time in God’s own country, Kerala. Onam celebrated by Hindus, Christians and Muslims and all else is an integrating factor in the state’s social life. Not only that, Malayalees all over the country and abroad irrespective of their caste and creed nostalgically look forward to their Onam holidays every year.



Man killed for ‘disturbing’ inmate at odd hour
New Delhi, August 24
The Delhi Police arrested a person, identified as Harun Khan, on charge of attempt to murder. The suspect allegedly stabbed Charan Singh who had gone to meet his brother-in-law in the jhuggi cluster in Nangloi on Friday night.

  • Suicide committed

  • Result declared

  • Dowry death

Student shot dead by four


Transport trade fair from September 2
New Delhi, August 24
Transport India 2002, the international trade fair for transport and logistics sector showcasing the latest developments and technology of the new millennium, would be held from September 2-4 at Pragati Maidan here.

Supurti tea to be sold at govt outlets
New Delhi, August 24
The Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited has started marketing of Supurti, CTC Tea – a product of public sector company Balmer Lawrie and Company Limited.



Need for business ethics in management stressed 
New Delhi, August 24
Aspiring managers need a dose of values along with the regular fare in their curriculum to prevent the accelerating erosion of business ethics and practices, said Dr Karan Singh, MP, while inaugurating the 14th Annual Management Education Convention of the Association of Indian Management Schools at the Amity Business School, Noida.

Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee of the Supreme Court inaugurating the ‘Moot Court’ in the CapitalMoot Court competition takes off 
New Delhi, August 24
The ‘5th Raj Anand All India Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition’ took off in a grand style at the India Habitat Centre. Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee of the Supreme Court inaugurated the function.

Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee of the Supreme Court inaugurating the ‘Moot Court’ in the Capital


Court orders auction of panchayat land
Jhajjar, August 24
A local court yesterday ordered the auction of six acres of agricultural land owned by the Khatiwas Gram Panchayat for recovery of Rs 80,000 in favour of a government teacher.

Court summons Maken, Yusuf in ’95 riot case
New Delhi, August 24
Transport Minister Ajay Maken and Development Minister Haroon Yusuf were summoned along with Congress leader Arjun Singh and Uttaranchal Chief Minister N. D. Tiwari by a Delhi court today to appear before it on February 22 next in a riot case lodged seven years ago.



Hands-on experience at chest summit 
The three-day chest summit beginning at Ashoka Hotel here on August 30 will enable pulmonogists gain hands-on experience at five workshops on mechanical ventilation, invasive homodynamic monitoring, blood gas, pulmonary/lung function test and resuscitation or ABCD technique (Airway, Breathing, Circulation and Drug technique) which are part of emergency management.



Surfeit of cricket action in Haryana
Rohtak, August 24
Plethora of action will keep Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) busy during the entire forthcoming domestic cricket session. According to the fixtures of 2002-2003 domestic cricket season, Haryana has to host as many as 28 matches of different tournaments recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Delhi Audit maintain winning streak
New Delhi, August 24
Defending champions Delhi Audit scored their fifth straight victory when they beat Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) 3-1 to collect full points in a Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at the Ambekdar Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.

All-FCI final in Hockey League
New Delhi, August 24
In an all-Food Corporation of India (FCI) final, North Zone will clash against Headquarters at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday at 3.30 pm.

DDA Football beat Vidya Bhawan
New Delhi, August 24
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Football Academy beat Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan School 5-0 in the Nivia Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Avneet stars in Meera Model School win
New Delhi, August 24
Fine all-round display by Avneet Singh studded with eight fours and four for 26 and deadly bowling by Nishant Kumar helped Meera Model School defeated St. Anglish Public School by 160 runs in the league match of the Ram Jas Inter-School under-17 Cricket Tournament at Ram Jas School ground. Avneet declared Man of the Match.

Academy Club win
New Delhi, August 24
In the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs, Academy Club beat MBS XI by 7-0. Three goals came in the first half. Sandeep Kumar opened the account in the tenth minute. Sudhir scored a brace of goals in the 12th and 39th minutes.


Finance panel approves Rs 12 crore for amenities
New Delhi, August 24
On August 4, Finance Minister Mahender Singh Saathi got the Expenditure Finance Committee to approve the release of Rs 12.77 crore for undertaking new projects. Barely three weeks have lapsed since then and he has doled out another tranche of Rs 12 crore.

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