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Colleague ‘behind’ councillor’s murder
New Delhi, August 27
Congress Municipal Councillor from Tri Nagar, Atma Ram Gupta, who went missing in the Capital on Saturday, has been murdered. Gupta’s party colleague and fellow Corporator, Sharda Jain, and her brother were responsible for the killing, the police claimed today.

The eldest son of Atma Ram Gupta in mourning at his residence in the Capital on Tuesday.
Atma Ram Gupta
Atma Ram Gupta

The eldest son of Atma Ram Gupta in mourning at his residence in the Capital on Tuesday.

Sharda JainSharda Jain expelled
New Delhi, August 27
The murder of Delhi Congress Corporator Atma Ram Gupta, allegedly at the behest of fellow party corporator Sharda Jain, today sent shock waves in the political circles in the Capital.


Excise chief shifted for ‘bulldozing’ Cabinet decision
August 27
, 2002
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

In video

Residents of water-starved New Delhi advocate rain water harvesting to overcome their worries.
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Petty criminals, amateur killers
New Delhi, August 27
The murder of Congress Councilor Atma Ram Gupta has once again highlighted the role of hired killers who have easy access to the corridors of power.

Meerut doctor abducted from bus
Meerut, August 27
A reputed doctor in the city was kidnapped by four heavily armed youths late in the evening while he was returning from his clinic at Ramraj in Muzaffarnagar.

Excise chief’s exit: More questions than answers
New Delhi, August 27
The forced exit of Narender Kumar from the post of excise commissioner even before the new, liberalised excise policy could be taken to its logical conclusion has thrown up more questions than answers.

NCERT’s mantra for value education
New Delhi, August 27
Reconciling science with spiritualism, constitutional values with fundamental duties and rights, and educating the youngsters about religion so as to make them secular is NCERT’s strategy for the implementation of value education in schools.

Daylight dacoity in Panipat
Panipat, August 27
Another daring dacoity took place in the city this morning. Panic gripped the posh Sector 11-12 of Huda this morning when about five unidentified armed assailants barged into the house of Mr Darshan Singh and decamped with cash and jewellery worth several lakhs of rupees.

No proposal to hike auto fares
New Delhi, August 27
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Tuesday denied reports of a hike in the autorickshaw fares and said no such proposal was being considered.


ABOVE THE LAW: Even as a recent notification bans buying or selling wares within 100 metres of any major traffic junction or red light, this newspaper vendor at Laxmi Nagar junction is doing brisk business under the vehicle shelter of the Delhi Traffic Police. — Photo by Anil Sharma

CPWD workers burning the effigy of Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma
CPWD workers burning the effigy of Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma in protest against the notification that exempted them from getting overtime wages under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Hooda blames Chautala, Devi Lal for SYL delay
Panipat, August 27
Holding the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and his late father, Devi Lal, responsible for the ‘delay’ in the completion of the remaining part of the SYL canal in Punjab territory, the Leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bhupinder Hooda, said here today that Punjab would have to complete the canal as the SC directive was in the spirit of the Rajiv-Longowal Accord.

In Haryana, all projects are christened ‘Tau’
Panipat, August 27
In Haryana these days, names of most of the projects, old and new, start with ‘Tau’ Devi Lal, the late father of Cheif Minister Om Praksah Chautala and former Deputy Prime Minister.

Youth Cong rally slams Centre, Chautala govt
Sonepat, August 27
Hundreds of Youth Congress workers took out a procession here on Monday to register their protest against the “anti-people and anti-farmer” policies of the BJP-led government at the Centre and the INLD government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala in the state.

Farmers, administration concerned over decline in ground water level 
Sonepat, August 27
The ground water has come down considerably due to lack of rains, affecting the working of tubewells in the paddy belt area of the district.

Sisters thrown out of in-laws’ house for dowry
Ghaziabad, August 27
The incidents of daughter-in-laws being tortured, thrown out of the house and even killed have been on the increase in western UP. The shameful, inhuman incidents are common among people of all castes and religions.

NGO launches drive to check dowry menace in Ahirwal
Rewari, August 27
The NCRD, a newly floated social organisation, has launched a multi-pronged campaign in Ahirwal for the elimination of the menace of dowry system on the one hand and eradication of the fast increasing problem of unemployment among youth on the other.

Ghaziabad stinks as garbage piles up on roadside 
Ghaziabad, August 27
The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, unable to guarantee the cleanliness of the entire city, has embarked on a plan to have the city cleaned up in parts. This has resulted in about one-third of the five tonne garbage daily produced by the city, being piled up on roadsides, green belts and on streets.

Bibliophiles looking for an appropriate title.Children in publishers’ good books at fair
New Delhi, August 27
There are books galore to suit everybody’s taste at the eighth Delhi Book Fair which commenced on the 24th of this month here at Pragati Maidan.

Bibliophiles looking for an appropriate title.

‘Flyovers help check pollution’
New Delhi, August 27
Air pollution in the Capital has decreased. Health Minister A. K. Walia says this is because of the flyovers. The number of flyovers constructed over the past few years, he reasons, has decongested traffic allowing for smoother flow of vehicles and is also responsible for a decrease in the incidence of diseases.

18 hurt as RTV jumps red light, hits truck
New Delhi, August 27
Eighteen persons, including three women and five girl students, sustained serious injuries when an RTV in which they were travelling overturned after colliding with a truck at Burari crossing in North district this morning.

Labourer killed as mound of slush caves in
Jhajjar, August 27
A labourer was buried alive under a mound of slush that caved in while digging in the fields of Bamnouli village today.
  • Sarpanch suspended
  • Amenities urged
  • Scribe remembered
  • Blood camp
  • Urged to donate eyes
  • Killed in mishap
  • Dowry death
Power supply to be cut today



Gang of robbers nabbed, truck confiscated
New Delhi, August 27
With the arrest of four suspects — Javed alias Hero, Anil, Vinod and Babu — the South district police today claimed to have worked out nine cases of auto lifting-cum-robbery. One truck, two motor cycles and one mobile phone were recovered from their possession. However, their two associates have absconded.
  • Held for robbery

  • Stabbed to death

  • Chain snatched

  • Pirated CDs seized


Touchtel launches Zipnet
Gurgaon, August 27
Touchtel, Haryana’s first fixed line service provider, today launched a digital subscriber line (DSL) service under the brand name Zipnet for its subscribers in Gurgaon and Faridabad.

First winner of Corsa test drive challenge 
New Delhi, August 27
General Motors India today announced its latest marketing campaign of Opel Corsa Test Drive Challenge. The two-week promotion, which has been on since August 19, is aimed at providing the prospective customer with a fulfilling experience in car purchase. The company also announced the results of the first week’s challenge today.


NSUI candidates for DUSU election at a Press conference in the Capital on Tuesday.DUSU POLL
Rift in NSUI cadre over nominations
New Delhi, August 27
Almost two days after the announcement of the panels for the DUSU elections, the controversy over the selection of the NSUI panel continues. There is a large faction of the NSUI that has been left disgruntled with the decision taken by the ‘high command’ over at least two nominations.

NSUI candidates for DUSU election at a Press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo


Folly of fashion: Starving oneself to feed vanity
s the tall sleek figure with a perfect face, glossy hair and translucent skin that stares across from billboards, TV screens and magazine covers your role model? Is it her vital statistics that come to your mind when you eat or go clothes hunting? Are you one of those who would give sumptuous food a go because your old jeans is still waiting for you?

  • Bhajan Sopori

  • Silversmithing

  • Mommies-to-be


Mr C. K. Khanna, secretary of the Chand Khanna Cricket Club, and vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, felicitating Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia on his becoming chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association.
Mr C. K. Khanna, secretary of the Chand Khanna Cricket Club, and vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, felicitating Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia on his becoming chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association. Chand Khanna Club coach Raju Tandon is also seen.

Team MRF for Japan Rally
New Delhi, August 27
Encouraged by the surprise surge of MRF’s New Zealand driver, Stuart Warren in the Rally of Rotorua (New Zealand), the third round of the APRC (Asia Pacific Rally Championship), team MRF have decided to despatch their two-car Mitsubishi EVO7 team for the rally of Kokkaido, Japan, scheduled to be held from September 5 to 8.

AIIMS, Delhi Administration earn full points
New Delhi, August 27
The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Delhi Administration registered identical victories over their rivals in Group League matches of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Sandeep Yadav hits ton for Salwan Boys
New Delhi, August 27
A stroke-filled century knock of 110 and a deadly spell of 3 for 26 by Sandeep Yadav helped Salwan Boys School defeat St Michael School by 141 runs in a league match of the first Ramjas Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Rajmas Sports Complex ground. Sandeep Yadav was adjudged the man of the match.

R P Academy beat Dogra Academy to sail into final
New Delhi, August 27
Deadly bowling by Vaibhav Bhadana (3 for 21), Akhil Rana (3 for 17) and Pawan Negi (2 for 11) and fine batting by Vaibhav Rawal (35, 6x4), Mukul Dagar (28, 4x4) and Puneet Walia (25, 3x4) enabled R.P.Academy beat Sumit Dogra Academy by nine runs and enter the final of the Parbhawati Devi Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground in the Capital.

Navyug School hold CRPF School
New Delhi, August 27
Navyug School held Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) School, Rohini, to a 1-1 draw in the Nivia Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

BSF team scale Mt Abhigamin
New Delhi, August 27
The Border Security Force (BSF) mountaineering expedition team have successfully scaled the Mount Abhigamin peak (height 24130 feet), located 50 kilometres from Joshimath in Garhwal Himalayas, on Monday (August 26) at 12.20 p m.

Ganga School lift soccer title

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