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Congress, BJP tit-for-tat in capital
New Delhi, August 29
At least a dozen persons were injured and windscreens of several cars smashed as members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) clashed outside each other’s headquarters over the recent murder of a Congress corporator and the criminalisation of politics.

Delhi Police personnel use water cannons to drive away BJP Yuva Morcha activists outside the Congress headquarters in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sajjan hits back as blame game boomerangs on CM
Sheila Dikshit New Delhi, August 29
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit may have pushed her luck a little too far this time. By accusing an old Congress hand and former member of Parliament Sajjan Kumar of recommending Congress councillor Sharda Jain’s name for a ticket in the civic polls, she has ended up alienating a section of the party and revived memories of internecine rivalry and factional feuds that had rived the party not so long ago.


Cops scour countryside for body
August 29
, 2002
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

Atma Ram GuptaBody yet to be found, cops examine other motives
New Delhi, August 29
Five days after the Congress corporator from Tri Nagar, Mr. Atma Ram Gupta, was allegedly done to death at the behest of a colleague, the police are yet to recover the body, which has reportedly been disposed of somewhere in Ghaziabad.

Children dressed as Radha and Krishna on the eve of Janamashtami in the Capital on Thursday.
Children dressed as Radha and Krishna on the eve of Janamashtami in the Capital on Thursday.  — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

DM detects stamp duty evasion of Rs 1.47 cr
Ghaziabad, August 29
A stamp duty evasion to the tune of Rs 1.47 crore has been detected by District Magistrate, Ghaziabad, Sanjeev Mittal. Mr K.N.Modi, Managing Director, Modi Spinning and Weaving Mills, had sold land worth Rs 11.85 crore to the Bihari Association Trust Private Ltd on September 17, 2001.

Dr Kalam’s Haryana connection
Sonepat, August 29
The missile man, Dr Abdul Kalam, is making news on Raisina Hill. Another scientist, Dr K S Balain, who hails from Sonepat and had the distinction of assisting Dr Kalam, is making waves in Ambala.

UGC seeks to turn higher education on its head
New Delhi, August 29
Imagine a student in Delhi being able to access research work done by a scholar in Bihar, and that too at the click of a mouse. Or being able to pursue diverse subjects from different universities.

HC bans strikes in govt hospitals
New Delhi, August 29
Spelling relief for patients, the Delhi High Court today banned strikes in all government hospitals in the national Capital. The judgement comes close on the heels of a similar order issued earlier banning strikes in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Conversion of commercial plots okayed
New Delhi, August 29
The Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved in principle the conversion of industrial and commercial plots in Delhi from leasehold to freehold and change of land use. Union Urban Development Minister Ananth Kumar conveyed as much to the delegation of Delhi Pradesh BJP that called on him on Thursday.


Three lakh voters yet to get I-cards 
Faridabad, August 29
The work of preparing photo identity cards for voters in the district seems to be going at a snail’s pace. Although the process had started several years back, the department is still to prepare identity cards of about three lakh voters in the district.

Officials minting money out of property deals
Sonepat, August 29
Though the collector has fixed the rates of land in the urban as well as rural areas in the district and the registration deeds are valued accordingly, the sub-registrars of Sonepat, Ghannaur and Gohana tehsils allegedly charge unofficial commission at the rate of one per cent from those who come for registration of their property.

Mr O.P. Galhotra, DIG, CBI, receiving the Police Medal from Union Minister Vasundhara Raje.CBI officers awarded medals
New Delhi, August 29
Thirty-four CBI officers were awarded police medals for meritorious services and one got the CBI gold medal. The awards were given away by the Minister of State for Personnel, Ms Vasundhara Raje Scindia, at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.

Mr O.P. Galhotra, DIG, CBI, receiving the Police Medal from Union Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Noida to get more power from Nov
Noida, August 29
The rally taken out by Noida entrepreneurs against the dismal power situation a fortnight ago seems to have had the desired effect on the state administration in Lucknow. The UP Power Corporation seems to have become a little more responsive than earlier.

Probe into damaged wheat stocks sought
Sonepat, August 29
Leaders of the Congress and the HVP have demanded a high-level probe into the damage caused to wheat stocks lying in the godowns and at open plinths of various procurement agencies by the current rains and stern action against the officials found responsible for the huge loss caused to the exchequer.

Govt developing stone crusher zones to augment revenue
Faridabad, August 29
After the ban on majority of the mines located within five kms periphery of the Delhi border in Faridabad and Gurgaon districts, the Haryana Government seems to be focussing its attention on developing stone crusher zones here.

Security beefed up around Birla Mandir
New Delhi, August 29
The Delhi Police have made elaborate security arrangements around Laxmi Narayan Mandir (Birla Mandir) for peaceful celebration of Janamashtami on Saturday. People have been requested to cooperate with the police to avoid harassment to themselves and other devotees.

  • Kidnapping case

DDA to develop ‘spiritual garden’
New Delhi, August 29
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) seems to have taken a serious view of their role in keeping the city clean and green.

Health centre employee killed in mishap
Sonepat, August 29
A woman employee of the Community Health Centre at Bad Khalsa village was killed when a jeep carrying her overturned near Liwan village, about 8 km from here, yesterday.

  • Car found
  • Parolee arrested
  • Suicide
  • Dowry harassment
  • Hurt in clashes
  • Heavy rain
2 kg charas seized, four nabbed
 Jhajjar, August 29
The district police today seized 2kg charas with an estimated cost of about Rs 2 lakh from four persons near Kanour Bridge on the Kalanour-Beri Road.

  • Traffic blocked
  • Driver suspended
  • Car theft foiled
  • Industrialist honoured
  • Theft cases solved

Cops caught taking bribe


Seminar on ISBN held at Book Fair
New Delhi, August 29
A seminar on ISBN was organised here by the Federation of Indian Publishers and Publication Division, Government of India, at the Delhi Book Fair.


An avid collector of artworks for 20 years
is love for art knows no bounds. Right from his childhood, he had a knack for locating and collecting antiques and artifacts. He got full support from his family in pursuing his hobby of collecting such rarities. Somewhere deep inside, he had the constant urge to do something related to this field. And finally when he decided to quit his job as the head of the Department of marketing in a leading multinational firm, he faced stiff opposition from his family. At length, he felt satisfied as he was doing something that he had always desired for.

  • New genre
  • Show of friendship
  • Tribute to trees
  • Close to reality
  • Two new albums

PGIMS prof elected to MCI panel
Dr S. B. SiwachRohtak, August 29
Dr S. B. Siwach, Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, Pt B. D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), has been unanimously elected member of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for a period of five years. The elections were held in the office of the MCI in New Delhi on Tuesday.

PGIMS urged to ban direct entry as prof
Rohtak, August 29
The newly elected Haryana State Medical Teachers’ Association has appealed to the Director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, to impose an immediate ban on the direct entry of a medical teacher as a professor in the institute so as to protect the academic and administrative set-up in the only government-owned PGIMS in the state.



Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Deepak Nayyar receiving the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for the best sports university from the President
Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Deepak Nayyar receiving the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for the best sports university from the President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, at an investiture ceremony at the Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Dean of Colleges Dr Kiran Datar and Director of Physical Education Prof Jitender Singh Naruka, are also seen.

PNB crush AIIMS in DSA League
New Delhi, August 29
Punjab National Bank (PNB) crushed All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) 6-0 in an A Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

  • Nivia Soccer

BSF chief hails mountaineers’ feat
New Delhi, August 29
The Border Security Force (BSF) mountaineering team, which successfully climbed Mount Kamet (height 25,447 feet), the third highest peak in India, located 50 km east of Joshimath in Garhwal Himalayas, at 11.30 am on Thursday, was hailed by Director-General Ajay Raj Sharma.

  • DPS, Modern and St Columba’s win

Ravindera and Ramjas School move up
New Delhi, August 29
A dashing knock of 53 runs by man of the match Hemant Singh and deadly bowling of 4 for 20 by Vipul Gupta helped Ravindera Public School beat St Mark’s School, Meera Bagh, by four wickets in the last league match of the Ramjas Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Gyan Bharti down Shanti Complex
New Delhi, August 29
A fine knock of 47 by Sevi Kukreja and 44 well-hit runs by Manav Sharma helped Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy defeat Shanti Sports Complex by one wicket of the last ball in a limited-over cricket match at the Gyan Bharti School ground in Saket.

Rameshwar cricket tourney from September 10
New Delhi, August 29
The second Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy will be organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association at different centres of Delhi from September 10, 2002.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Marathon


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