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Cops scour countryside for body
Atma RamLike A Common CriminalNew Delhi, August 28
The police today continued to scour the countryside in Uttar Pradesh for the corpse of Congress corporator from Tri Nagar, Atma Ram Gupta, who was allegedly murdered at the behest of another councillor on Saturday.

Like A Common Criminal: Sharda Jain and her brother, accused in the Atma Ram Gupta murder case, being produced at the Tis Hazari courts in the Capital on Wednesday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Local Cong leader found killed
New Delhi, August 28
A day after the arrest of a Congress councillor on the charge of murdering a fellow party corporator, another local party leader, Ram Singh Sharma, was found murdered behind a temple on Kusumpur Pahari in Vasant Kunj area of South-West district this morning.


Colleague ‘behind’ councillor’s murder
August 28
, 2002
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

Meerut varsity
Fallout of answer sheet scam: Prof
Missing files: HoD’s office raided, sealed
Meerut, August 28
The Chaudhary Charan Singh University campus here witnessed high drama with the administration sealing both the office and the computer cell of the Head of the Department of Microbiology, Dr A. P. Garg, after the Vice-Chancellor charged him with illegal possession of nine ‘sensitive’ files that went missing last week.

Prof. Arun NigvekarWorkload was part of 1998 salary deal: UGC chief
New Delhi, August 28
The University Grants Commission today sought to play down the ongoing spat with the Delhi University Teachers Association stating that the workload clause had already been incorporated in the revised salary package adopted way back in 1998 and the agitating teachers were adopting a “myopic” approach to the whole issue.

Addl CP suspended
New Delhi, August 28
The Home Ministry today ordered the suspension of Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police R.K. Sharma who was arrested on charges of raping his servant's wife in his Dehra Dun house.

Let the sleeping policemen lie
Ghaziabad, August 28
The Ghaziabad Police never tire of proclaiming that they have a stern grip on the crime rate. However, the criminals in the district also have an uncanny knack of escaping from custody. Sometimes, they have simply walked out of custody while their police escorts enjoyed a snooze.

  • Saplings planted

  • Teachers stage dharna

  • MDU counselling



Probe into PDS irregularities sought
Sonepat, August 28
The Sonepat Depot Holders Association have complained to the Director, Food and Supplies Haryana, alleging unnecessary delay in the delivery of atta by the CONFED authorities for distribution among the families living below the poverty line in Sonepat city and other parts of the district.

Mr S.S. Kohli, CMD, PNB, receiving the National Award for securing the second position
Mr S.S. Kohli, CMD, PNB, receiving the National Award for securing the second position for ‘Excellence in SSI Lending’ from Finance Minister Jaswant Singh in the Capital.

Mr K.K. Sharma, Chairman, Aimil Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd, receiving the National Award
Mr K.K. Sharma, Chairman, Aimil Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd, receiving the National Award for Research and Development from Finance Minister Jaswant Singh in the Capital on Wednesday. 

Regulatory mechanism for cargo movement demanded
New Delhi, August 28
A mechanism to regulate the charges and practices of shipping lines, shipping agents, freight forwarders, consolidators and Customs House Agents needs to be put in place, a background paper prepared by the Northern India Shippers Association, a sister organisation of the PHDCCI, says. 

Jhankis being decked up for Janamashtami
New Delhi, August 28
The preparations for Janamashtami, the birth celebration of Lord Krishna, have begun and temples in the city are being decorated for the purpose. Adding to the festive spirits of Janamashtami are the colourful Jhankis or tableaus depicting the life of Lord Krishna.

Rain god lets loose fury in old Gurgaon
Gurgaon, August 28
The first major unseasonal rain today plunged Gurgaon, especially the old areas of the city, in a flood-like situation, exposing the infrastructure and civic amenities here in the process. The apparent ill-preparedness of the authorities exposes the government’s repeated claims of Gurgaon being a modern city in terms of infrastructure development.

Operation Jagriti to haul up ticketless Rly passengers
Sonepat, August 28
The Railway Board has launched a special campaign named Operation Jagriti to haul up ticketless passengers in the incoming and outgoing trains.

Woman, daughter burnt to death
Jhajjar, August 28
A young woman and her five-year-old daughter were reportedly burnt to death by her husband and other family members for not fulfilling their demand for dowry in Kaliawas village of the district yesterday.


The Noida-based Software Technology Park, set up about a decade ago
The Noida-based Software Technology Park, set up about a decade ago by the Ministry of Information Technology, has now been reduced to a mere shopping complex. When it was constructed, separate offices were allotted to different software companies in this complex. If one goes through the official records, about 1,500 software companies are shown to be operational. However, hardly two dozen small companies are managing their software business from here. The situation is such that this centre has turned into a shopping mall, laced with a variety of shops selling garments and cosmetics and housing general stores, beauty parlours, restaurants etc. — photo by Anil Sharma

Residents battle diarrhoea, viral fever
Noida, August 28
A large number of people in Noida town and surrounding villages are down with diarrhoea and viral fever. Fourteen-year-old Raj Kumar of Sector 12 has been down with fever for the past one week.

CM calls for collective effort to fight AIDS
New Delhi, August 28
Acknowledging that the government has limited resources, the Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit, has urged the corporate sector and the NGOs to join hands with the government in their fight against the spread of AIDS. 

Cong slams ‘scam-tainted’ NDA govt
Faridabad, August 28
Activists of the district Congress Party took out a procession and demonstrated outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office on various issues including the `Petrol Pump scam’ here yesterday.



Illegal ghee unit unearthed
Ghaziabad, August 28
In a raid, the Vijay Nagar police have unearthed an illegal factory manufacturing duplicate desi ghee, refined oil and salt and arrested four members, including the brother of a BJP leader, of a gang.

Four of inter-state dacoit gang nabbed
New Delhi, August 28
With the arrest of four persons, the South district police today claimed to have busted a desperate gang of dacoits who were wanted in several cases of dacoities in banks and petrol pumps, murder, robbery, attempt to murder and car thefts. 

Village youths held for raping two sisters
Faridabad, August 28
The local police have registered a case against two youths of Chansa village, about 15 km from here, on the charge of raping two sisters while they were sleeping in their house in the same village. 


Touchtel services in Karnal, Panipat soon
Faridabad, August 28
Bharti Telenet Limited, the first private telephone service provider in Haryana, is in an expansionist mode. The company, well known by the name ‘Touchtel’, will soon launch its telephone service in Karnal and Panipat.



Battle lines drawn for high-stake DUSU poll
IDP Education Ltd director Henry A. S. Ledlie in a tete-a-tete with students. T
he stage appears to be set for a battle royale between the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the National Students Union of India for the forthcoming polls of the Delhi University Students Union. Canvassing has already started in all earnestness with the candidates and their supporters adopting various techniques to woo student voters to their side. 

IDP Education Ltd director Henry A. S. Ledlie in a tete-a-tete with students. 

  • Back to the past

  • Heading down under

  • Business games

  • Computing degree


Karan WahiKunal spells  St. Michael’s doom
New Delhi, August 28
Deadly bowling spell of 6 for 27 by off-spinner Kunal Narang and a fine unbeaten knock of 83 by Karan Wahi helped St. Mark’s School, Meera Bagh defeat St. Michael School by nine wickets in a league match of the Ramjas Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas School Sports Complex ground. Kunal Narang was declared the Man of the Match.

Zakir Hussain, RBI & PNB win
New Delhi, August 28
Zakir Hussain College, Reserve Bank of India and Punjab National Bank registered handsome victories in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Chapter on Dhyan Chand figures in textbook
New Delhi, August 28
August 29, the birthday of hockey legend Dhyan Chand, is celebrated as the National Sports Day in the country. And for the legion of Dhyan’s Chand’s fans, on the occasion of his 88th birthday, there is good news as a profile on the hockey wizard, written by hockey chronicler K. Arumugan, has been included in the Class XI English test book.

Ganga School win basketball title
New Delhi, August 28
Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna beat Doon Public School, Paschim Vihar 27-26 to win the Zonal Basketbll Tournament at the S.C School court, Paschim Vihar. Vikram was the top-scorer with 17 points.

CRPF School beat Salwan
New Delhi, August 28
Central Reserve Police Force Public School, Rohini beat Salwan Public School 4-0 in the Nivia Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. A brilliant hattrick by Vinod Arya, who scored the last three goals, was the highlight of the match.

Yogesh star for Satish School
New Delhi, August 28
A dashing knock of 46, studded with eight fours, by Yogesh Kumar Gaur, helped Satish Public Senior Secondary School, Rewari beat Jain High School by 32 runs in the final of the District Rewari Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

Ishan, Abhilash Malik shine
New Delhi, August 28
A fine unbeaten knock of 54 runs by Ishan Chaturvedi and deadly bowling of 5 for 15 by left-arm spinner Abhilash Malik, helped Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy defeat Shanti Sports Complex by 67 runs in an under-12 invitation cricket match at the Gyan Bharti South Delhi ground.

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