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Excise chief shifted for ‘bulldozing’ Cabinet decision
M.S. SaathiNew Delhi, August 26
To put an end to the unseemly controversy that had erupted between Excise Minister Mahender Singh Saathi and Excise Commissioner Narender Kumar over who will have the last say in matters of awarding liquor licences, the Government of NCT of Delhi has removed Mr Kumar and appointed Divisional Commissioner (North) Debashree Mukherjee in his stead.

Missing councillor: Police draw a blank
New Delhi, August 26
The police today intensified their efforts to trace Mr Atma Ram Gupta, municipal councillor from Tri Nagar who went missing while returning home from the Congress rally on Saturday. Several police parties have been sent to the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to look for him.

Franchisees down shutters, blame NIIT
New Delhi, August 26
Information technology training major, NIIT, is getting flak from its franchisees as they allege that the IT giant’s indifference to rising costs is forcing them to shut shop in times of severe downtrend in the technology sector.


Delhi Airport a sitting duck
August 26
, 2002
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
Fair deal for the fair sex or their hubbies?
Faridabad, August 26
The fair sex has been denied a fair deal from time immemorial. The Union and the state governments have provided reservation to the women in local and civic bodies with a view to uplift their status, but the move has not borne fruit as the spouses of the elected women representatives continue to direct their activities in the public domain.

— Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

NSUI fields ‘political novice’ in DUSU poll
New Delhi, August 26
Battlelines are drawn to elect a new set of office-bearers of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) as the deadline for withdrawal of nominations expired today amid a show of strength by the contesting parties. The elections are scheduled to be held on September 6.

North Block goes without power
New Delhi, August 26
North Block that houses the ministries of Home Affairs and Finance was among several government offices and residential areas to go without power for several hours on end on Monday even as contractors engaged by Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) and Tata Power showed no sings of relenting. The contractors are on strike to protest the delay in payment by the distributors.


ASI tries to outsmart law
Rohtak, August 26
An ASI, arrested by the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB) under the Prevention of Corruption Act, tried to outsmart the law when he manipulated his hospitalisation and avoided landing in jail. ASI Ishwar Singh and Constable Subhash were arrested on August 9 while allegedly accepting a bribe. SVB Inspector Om Parkash produced them before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.B. Sheoran, who remanded them in judicial custody till August 24. The CJM also ordered a medical examination of the accused, on his request.

‘Security is not only about larger military budgets’
Dr Vandana ShivaD
R Vandana Shiva, Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology (RFSTE), is a leading ecologist and scientist who started her career as a physicist with a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario Canada. She shifted to inter-disciplinary research and in science, technology and environmental policy from the Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore.

Wef expert to share strategic insight
New Delhi, August 26
Claude Smadja, former Managing Director, and current Principal Advisor, the World Economic Forum, is visiting India on August 27, 2002, for a high-level interactive session on ‘Trends of globalisation’ and the `Impact of the WTO regime on India’ at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.

Mr Diwakar Shastri, Mr Ajay Jadeja and Mr Vivek Khushalani, directors of Senso Restaurant and Bar with Anoushka Shankar and friend Nishant at a party after the release of a book, ‘Bapi, the love of my life’ in the Capital.
Mr Diwakar Shastri, Mr Ajay Jadeja and Mr Vivek Khushalani, directors of Senso Restaurant and Bar with Anoushka Shankar and friend Nishant at a party after the release of a book, ‘Bapi, the Love of My Life’ in the Capital.
World beauty Ms Aishwarya Rai joins Sahara India Pariwar as the youngest Kartavya Council Director.
World beauty Ms Aishwarya Rai joins Sahara India Pariwar as the youngest Kartavya Council Director. 

Historical Sonepat becomes a hell-hole
Sonepat, August 26
The historical city of Sonepat is stinking nowadays. The callous neglect and insensitivity of the civic authorities towards the basic needs of the people has made the city one of the ugliest in the state.

PSBT tie-up with Unesco
New Delhi, August 26
The Public Service Broadcasting Trust has completed the first year of its tie-up with the International Public Service Documentary Film Festival and forum in partnership with Unesco and the Prasar Bharti. A festival and forum was recently inaugurated in the Capital by Prof M Tawfik, Director, Unesco.

Walia accuses Centre of neglecting slum dwellers
New Delhi, August 26
Taking a dig at the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, the Congress said the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre was not serious about regularising the unauthorised colonies. It has sought the immediate regularisation of all such colonies in accordance with the 1977 policy guidelines under which no penalty is levied on people living in them.

Supporters of the All India Shia-Sunni United Front protesting against the BJP ‘Gaurav Yatra’ in Gujarat at the Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday.
Supporters of the All India Shia-Sunni United Front protesting against the BJP ‘Gaurav Yatra’ in Gujarat at the Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Declining water level a cause of concern among experts
Gurgaon, August 26
The long-term trend in water level show a declining rate of 2.80 meters per annum, which is ‘really alarming,’ stated Dr S.B.Singh, Director, Central Ground Water Board, at a seminar on rain water harvesting, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), (Northern Region) in Gurgaon today.

16 employees found absent in surprise check
Jhajjar, August 26
Continuing its ongoing drive against truant government employees, three teams of the district administration led by the SDM, Jhajjar City Magistrate and Tehsildar in Bahadurgarh, visited a number of offices and found 16 employees absent from their duty.

Couple killed in car-truck collision
Rohtak, August 26
A couple was killed when the car in which they were travelling, was hit by a speeding truck at Kharawar village last night. The deceased were identified as Mr Arun Kumar Mittal (59), head of the Electrical Engineering Department of Vaish Technical Institute (VTI) here and his wife, Usha Sharma (56), who was a Chemistry teacher at the local Model School.

BKU unit dissolved, reorganisation on Sept 2
Sonepat, August 26
The Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has dissolved its Sonepat district unit and decided to reorganise it on September 2. Mr Braham Singh Dahiya, vice-president of the state unit of the BKU told mediapersons here today that the union had already sent communications to 500 delegates. The president and general secretary of the state unit will be present on this occasion.


Woman, paramour plotted husband’s killing
Rewari, August 26
The death of Lila Ram Yadav, son-in-law of Mrs Krishna Devi, wife of Ram Mehar Yadav, resident of Nainsukhpura village under Jatusana police station of the district, has now been converted into a case of murder under Sections 302 (murder), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

2 auto-lifters arrested, 8 vehicles seized
New Delhi, August 26
The South district police today said that it had arrested two auto-lifters after conducting raids in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal and recovered eight stolen vehicles from them.

Four hurt in group clash
Sonepat, August 26
Four persons were injured, one of them seriously, in a clash between two rival groups at Deepalpur village, 13 km from here on Saturday night.

Hood does a Houdini!
New Delhi, August 26
What could be more dramatic than this! The public, who had flocked to the Purana Quilla, were witness to a rare scene of a robber giving the police the slip by jumping off from the high wall of the fort.


N Rly derail Zakir Hussain in DSA League
New Delhi, August 26
Northern Railway scored a 4-0 fluent victory over Zakir Hussain College in Round Robin league match of Senior Division in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Annual Institutional Football League Championship held at Dr Ambedkar Stadium here today.

NSCI Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run on Sept 1
New Delhi, August 26
The ninth edition of the NSCI Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run for school children from the slum and resettlement colonies of Delhi will be held on September 1, 2002. The races will be flagged off from the Ferozeshah Kotla ground and will terminate at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) gates on Mathura Road.

Gaurav Sharma hits century in Salwan victory
New Delhi, August 26
Fine 102 runs by Gaurav Sharma and good supported 62 runs by Delhi Under-16 player Sikhar Diwan and deadly bowling 4 for 20 by right arm leg spinner Pradeep Maan and three for 10 by left arm spinner Arun Chaudhry, helped Salwan Boy’s School beat St. Mark School, Meera Bagh by 170 runs in the league match of the Ramjas Inter-school Cricket Tournament at Ramjas sports complex. Gaurav declared the Man of the Match.

  • Ganga School win

FCI beat FCI (HQ) in Delhi State Hockey
New Delhi, August 26
FCI (NZ) beat FCI (H Q) by 5-1 goals in the final match of Delhi State Hockey league, played at Shivaji Staidum. The half-time score was 3-1 goals.

Randhawa spearheads DDA’s athletic scheme

New Delhi, August 26
Former Olympian hurdler and Arjuna Awardee Gurbachan Singh Randhawa has been made the adviser of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Athletic Promotion Scheme for spotting and nurturing young talent.

Ready to test the waters: Swimming trainees of DDA keenly listen to the coach before taking a plunge at the Siri Fort Complex swimming pool.

Ready to test the waters

Ishneet Singh star in Renasonic victory
New Delhi, August 26
Devastating knock 89 not out by Ishneet Singh and a fine all-round display 2 for 35 and 30 runs by Sandeep Gulati, helped Renasonic defeated Morepen by 8 wickets in the tree matches series, organised by Turf Sports Management at Moden School ground. Ishneet Singh declared Man of the Match.

MRF-MAI Karting Championship calendar
New Delhi, August 26
The Motorsports Association of India, the FIA-appointed ASN for motorsports in India, has released the complete calendar of the MRF-MAI Formulae Mondiale Championship, in the country. For the first time in the history of Indian motorsport, the country will be playing host for a CIK-FIA recognised karting championship.


Major reshuffle of ACPs
New Delhi, August 26
The Delhi Police, in a major reshuffle at the level of Assistant Commissioner of Police, has transferred 42 ACPs, some on promotion, with effect from today.

CRS inspects Shahdara-Tis Hazari Metro project
New Delhi, August 26
Mr G.P.Garg, Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS), Northern Circle, made a detailed preliminary Inspection of the entire Shahdara to Tis Hazari section of the Delhi Metro Project.


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