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Delhi Airport a sitting duck
New Delhi, August 25
A terrorist sitting on a rooftop in Bagdolla village in the Dwarka residential complex can shoot down an aircraft with shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenades or surface-to-air missiles. Such is the easy access to the flight path of aircraft taking off and landing at the Delhi Airport.

One can stand on the tracks near the Delhi Airport and wreak havoc just like the LTTE did in Colombo earlier this year. — Photo by Cecil Victor

One can stand on the tracks near the Delhi Airport and wreak havoc just like the LTTE did in Colombo earlier this year.

Identikits of Sharma being circulated
New Delhi, August 25
The Delhi Police today finalised photo identikits of Haryana cadre IPS officer Ravi Kant Sharma, the prime suspect in Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, even as they claimed to have collected “important leads” about his hideout. Sharma has successfully evaded the Delhi Police dragnet for well over three weeks now.


MRTPC notice to Gurgaon builder
August 25
, 2002
Akalis trade charges on defilement
August 24
, 2002
 Property worth lakhs gutted
August 23, 2002
 5 kerosene tankers gutted
August 22, 2002
 Cops have egg on their face
August 21, 2002
After the crackdown on polluting units in residential areas…
August 20
, 2002
Saga of a doughty villager & liquor mafia
August 19
, 2002
Scrap EDC: Chamber
August 18
, 2002
High Court takes lid off 22-month-old killing
August 17
, 2002
HC’s parking recipe: One man’s meat, other’s poison
August 16
, 2002
Power players need Rs 150 cr for revamp
August 15
, 2002
Two children die in house collapse
August 14
, 2002

20-litre jars: Delhi Govt’s antidote to a dry tap
New Delhi, August 25
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is marketing “Jal” brand of 20-litre jars of pure drinking water exclusively for South Delhiites. Chief Minister and DJB Chairperson Sheila Dikshit says the jars costing Rs 15 each can be bought from the five Jal Suvidha Kendras set up there. “We have only one bottling plant. We are planning to increase the number of bottling plants and Jal Suvidha Kendras in a phased manner in other parts of the city,” Ms Dikshit on Sunday told the media soon after the launch.


Photo by Anil Sharma

Labourer electrocuted in Okhla
New Delhi, August 25
One labourer was killed and three injured in a bizarre accident when the iron bars they were unloading at a construction site in the Okhla Industrial area of South Delhi came in contact with an overhead live wire late this evening. Several others sustained burns. The construction was at Orient Fashion Garments factory.

Schoolkids finding smoking hep and happening
New Delhi, August 25
Light a cigarette to puff away your blues or simply have an affair with Lady Nicotine just to impress your peers! That the ‘liaison’ proves dangerous does not matter so long as it is considered ‘de rigueur’ to light a cig. So long as you appear ‘hep’ and ‘cool’. So long as you ‘attract’ the opposite sex. 

Residents make mincemeat of robber
Noida, August 25
It was his funeral! A man, who had climbed to the roof of a house with his accomplices allegedly to commit robbery, was lynched by the residents of Khoda Colony.


For God’s sake, do not be mute spectators
HERE have been some recent cases of bold kidnappings and rape of young women in the national Capital which have made citizens sit up and review the state of law and order and the status of women in this city. Of particular concern were two cases in which a young woman was forcibly lifted into a vehicle in the Delhi University area and raped by four persons in the moving vehicle and then dumped on the roadside.
  • House hunting

  • Urban jungle

  • Minorities’ panel

  • The society

  • Safe flyovers

  • Smoother traffic

Haryana Govt staff unions to hold joint rally on Sept 1
Sword of retrenchment forces warring SKS, HKM to join hands
Faridabad, August 25
State government employees and their leaders opposing the policies and attitude of the Chautala regime regarding retrenchment, privatisation, contractual system of employment and alleged victimisation of the staff seem to be in an upbeat mood. After the formation of a Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the two leading federations, representing over four lakh state government employees, the employee leaders are busy in organising a rally at Jind on September 1.

Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana and local industrialist R. C. Jain were among those who participated in a religious meet organised by the Hindu Parv Samiti of Sadar Bazar in the Capital

Four child prisoners escape after assaulting warden
Sonepat, August 25
Four child prisoners reportedly escaped from the Bal Sudhar Grah (Children’s Home) after injuring a warden, Mr Balram, here last night. According to a report, the prisoners have been identifiede as Updesh, Krishan, Vinay and Kamlesh. The police have registered a case against all the prisoners and launched a massive hunt to apprehend them.

Tri Nagar councillor missing
New Delhi
Atma Ram Gupta, councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi from Tri Nagar, has been reported missing since yesterday. A report of abduction has been lodged in the Keshavpura police station.

‘Family Ties IV’
‘Family Ties IV’ by Dharmendra Rathore

Fire in two factories
New Delhi, August 25
Property worth thousands was destroyed in two separate fire incidents in Udyog Nagar and Tikri Kalan in the city last night.

Married woman raped in broad daylight
Rewari, August 25
A young married woman was allegedly raped in broad daylight by a youth in Kanwali village under the Jatusana police station in the district on Friday. It is stated that the woman was returning home after washing clothes at a well in the afternoon. She was overpowered and raped by a village youth near the tubewell. On reaching home, she narrated the incident to the members of her family who made a complaint to the police.
  • Electrocuted

  • Girl ends life

  • Lawyers’ fund

  • Working on Sunday


Police hunt for youth who stabbed man, daughter
New Delhi, August 25
The Defence Colony police are in search of a youth who reportedly stabbed a 15-year-old girl, Ritika Lama, and her father La-Sang Lama. The victims were admitted to a hospital where they were stated to be serious.

  • Crushed to death

  • Commits suicide

Auto thieves held
Rohtak, August 25
With the arrest of three youths on Saturday evening, the district police claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves who had allegedly been active in the town for the past few months.


New range of footwear for women offers comfort plus fun
IKE comes out with a new footwear range for women. Maintaining the heritage of offering the most innovative products, Nike launches the novel range of woman footwear that allows you to lead a healthy, fitter life. Based on an athlete’s specification, the product is simple enough for everyday use even on an uneven terrain.
  • Contemporary furniture

  • Jubilee offer

  • Casual wear

  • Digital key phone

  • All-season engine oil

  • Reva adds class

  • Bath solutions

  • Pimple cure cream

  • Italian fittings


MPhil holders before 1993 exempted from NET
Rohtak, August 25
Amending regulations, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said that the candidates who had completed MPhil degree by December 31, 1993 or would submit PhD thesis to the university on or before December 2002 were exempted from appearing in the NET, a compulsory requirement for appointment as lecturer.

Kids to test their creative skills on Discovery Channel
ANON India in collaboration with the Discovery Kids Channel, has announced the launch of a ‘Fun-Do Inter-school creativity contest’. This outreach programme is targeted at the students and will be conducted in 75 schools in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. As part of this Digital Imaging competition, 48,000 students are expected to be educated on the innovative use of Digital Imaging over a period of three months.
  • Kids are a real tie

  • Investiture ceremony

  • Computer symposium

  • Environment week

  • I-D feast

A miraculous word – Faith


1,393 disputes settled at Lok Adalat
Ghaziabad, August 25
As many as 1,393 disputes were settled at the Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority on the district court premises. Lok Adalats were also held in Modi Nagar and Hapur tehsils.


DDA to organise prize money soccer tourneys
New Delhi, August 25
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Sports Management Board has decided to organise two prize money football tournaments in the Capital — for seniors and juniors — as part of its “Football Promotion Scheme”.

The Indian cricket players who are being sponsored by Samsung
The Indian cricket players who are being sponsored by Samsung (from left): Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Dinesh Mongia and Ajay Ratra.

Salwan School sail into cricket semi-final
New Delhi, August 25
A rapidfire knock of 45 runs by Man of the Match Arun Kaushik and deadly bowling of 3 for 12 by Vishrant Gupta helped Salwan Public School beat Anglo Arabic School by one wicket and entered the semi-final of the first Ramjas Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Sonnet collect full points in hockey league
New Delhi, August 25
Sonnet beat Invaders Club 2-0 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital. Both the goals came in the first half. Paramjeet Singh struck the first field goal in the 10th minute while Hemraj slotted in the second goal in the 24th minute.

CRPF School win in Nivia soccer
New Delhi, August 25
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) defeated Bhawan Saomi 2-0 in the 11th All-India Nivia Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. Navyug School beat Salwan School 5-0 and G S Panipat beat Ryan International School by 4-0 in other matches.


Bahadurgarh gets Rs 56 lakh for sanitation
Jhajjar, August 25
All major towns of Haryana within the National Capital Region (NCR) will be covered under the solid waste management programme during the period 2002-2006.This was announced by Mr M. L. Kaushik, Additional Director, Urban Development Department, at a conference held at Bahadurgarh.

  • 17 dhabas along NH removed


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