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Sikh Judicial Board move runs aground
New Delhi, August 30
The proposed Sikh Judicial Board announced by the newly elected president of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Mr. Paramjit Singh Sarna, has suffered a setback with Justice Jaspal Singh nominated to head it reportedly rejecting the draft and dubbing it “illegal”.

Decomposed body could complicate matters
Atma Ram Gupta
New Delhi, August 30
The police today extended its search for the body of the slain Congress councillor from Tri Nagar, Atma Ram Gupta, to downstream villages along the Upper Ganga canal even as it requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to turn off the flow for a few hours to facilitate their operations.

  • MCD clarification on timber mafia

Two ‘supari’ killers die in encounter
New Delhi, August 30
Two desperate criminals of Delhi were gunned down by Meerut Police in an encounter on Mawana Road on Thursday night at 1 am. The criminals involved in dozens of murders and other cases were shot dead by the police team when they were going to kill one of their targets in Meerut.



Congress, BJP tit-for-tat in capital
August 30
, 2002
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

Fears of waterborne diseases nag Faridabad residents
Faridabad, August 30
The possibility of an outbreak of waterborne diseases in poorly maintained residential colonies looms large due to the supply of unpotable water, stagnation of storm water and choking of the sewerage system in various parts of the town and district. The health department is still to get its act together and launch a drive to check the menace.


A school tormented by a high-tension cable
New Delhi, August 30
The 300-odd students and staff of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Shahdara, find themselves gazing heavenwards as they step out in the open. No, they don’t see a bird or find a manna, they are just alarmed by an overhead high-tension power cable, which runs through the school premises.

Jilted ‘wife’ sets herself, child on fire 
Faridabad, August 30
A young woman allegedly set herself and her daughter on fire in her hut in the slum area of Sector-17 here this morning. Both of them died on the spot. No case has been booked so far.

Noida administration hopes to mop up Rs 50 cr in stamp duty
Noida, August 30
The district authorities have initiated action against builders and housing committees found guilty of evading stamp duty worth Rs 50 crore. They allegedly handed over the possession of flats after executing a sale deed on a stamp paper of Rs 100 value only.


BJP protests criminalisation of politics
New Delhi, August 30
The women wing of the Bharatiya Janta Party today staged a dharna against the increasing ‘criminalisation’ of politics. The dharna came a day after the BJP demonstration that led to violence in the Capital.

Activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha staging a dharna to protest against the criminalisation of politics at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha staging a dharna

Sweet treat for morning walkers at Lodhi Gardens
New Delhi, August 30
Hundreds of morning walkers who came to the historic and picturesque Lodhi Gardens on today for their customary exercise today were greeted with a surprise. Sweets and snacks were distributed among them by members of the Thakurdwara Trust.

The Birla Mandir is all decked up on the occasion of Janamashtami.
The Birla Mandir is all decked up on the occasion of Janamashtami. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

‘Shotgun may act if he wants’
Gurgaon, August 30
Film star Jackie Shroff said that there was nothing wrong if Mr Shatrugun Sinha continued to act in films even after becoming a minister. Mr Shroff said that Mr Sinha became the minister after getting fame in the film industry. There was no harm if he still liked his previous vocation. 

Women’s panel promises prompt action on pleas
Sonepat, August 30
The Chairperson of the Haryana State Women’s Commission, Mrs Sheela Bhayana, has called upon women to approach the commission for redressing their grievances about the cases of dowry harassment and other types of atrocities by their in-laws’ families.

Rewari railway officials suspended
Rewari, August 30
Mr B.L.Sharma, Station Superintendent Railway Station, Rewari, Mr Shyam Sunder, Chief Ticket Inspector (CTI) and Mr Ram Kishan, Ticket Collector (T.C) have been suspended by senior rail authorities following a directive given by Mr J.P.Singh, Area Railway Manager(N.R.), Delhi.

COOL PLUNGE: Children frolic in the Yamuna in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Survey on safai karamcharis soon
Jhajjar, August 30
A survey of safai karamcharis will be carried out in the state for working out a course of action for their welfare and rehabilitation and a meeting of deputy commissioners and heads and secretaries of local bodies would be held in Chandigarh, which would be chaired by the Chief Secretary, for proper implementation of that scheme.

Seven injured in group clash
Sonepat, August 30
Seven persons including a woman sustained injuries in a clash between two rival groups here last evening. According to a report, all the injured persons were rushed to the local civil hospital for treatment. A dispute among children was stated to be the main cause of the clash. The police have registered the case against the alleged assailants. However, no arrest had been made in this connection so far.

People urged to follow the Gita
New Delhi, August 30
On the occasion of Janamashtami, the Vice-President of India, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, today urged the people to take inspiration from the Bhagvad Gita, Lord Krishna’s eternal message, to fight against divisive forces raising their heads in the society.

  • Free heart check-up

  • Survey on drought

HE efforts of the Delhi Government in implementing the Supreme Court’s directives on the conversion of diesel-run commercial vehicles into CNG mode are laudable. But the method of implementation of these directives needs serious thought. It is an open secret that many vehicles, using diesel, ply on Delhi roads with impunity.

Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

All set for Janamashtmi
All set for Janamashtmi

  • Squeezing power consumers

  • Report on PGIMS ‘erroneous’

  • Can you do that, please

  • Be a teacher, first

  • Unsanitary life

  • Give free medicare

  • A traveller’s nightmare

  • An unfortunate incident


Youth crushed to death
New Delhi, August 30
A youth, identified as Santosh (12), was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle at Jaitpur More. The incident occurred when he was crossing the road. The erring vehicle came from the opposite direction and crushed the victim. He came under the wheels of the vehicle and died on the spot. Nobody could note down the registration number of the vehicle. The Badarpur police have registered a case of death due to rash and negligent driving.


Rohtak economist to visit foreign varsities as professor
Rohtak, August 30
An Australian university and two universities of New Zealand have awarded visiting professorship to Dr Sri Bhagwan Dahiya, an internationally distinguished professor of economics and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University here.

Inter-school competition held at Modern School
Faridabad, August 30
An Inter-School fancy dress and dramatisation of English rhymes competition was held at Modern School, Sector 17, here recently. It was inaugurated by Ms Valeria Sharma and presided over by Mrs Deepali Jain, headmistress of the school.

Ignou extends registration dates
New Delhi, August 30
Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) has extended its last date for admission, course registration and re-registration of various academic programmes for the session commencing from January-2003.


First centre for mentally challenged adults in NCR
Rohtak, August 30
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala will lay the foundation stone of an institute for the mentally challenged adult persons during his daylong visit to this town tomorrow. The proposed institute has been named after Shrawan, the legendary son who was devoted to his blind parents.


Shaik wins C’wealth bowling gold cup
New Delhi, August 30
Delhi’s Shaik Abdul Hameed won the gold cup in the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship and became the first Indian to win an international bowling title. Hameed became eligible to compete in international bowling competitions on account of his semi-final rankings in the first two editions of the ColorPlus Championship, India’s top most bowling event, held under the aegis of the Bowling Federation of India. 

FCI down ESIC in DSA soccer
New Delhi, August 30
Former champions Food Corporation of India (North Zone) downed Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) 5-2 in a Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Arjun Shiv, Rohan Rao display fine form
New Delhi, August 30
An all-round performance by Arjun Shiv (48 abd 2 for 29) and deadly bowling by Rohan Rao (3 for 15) enabled Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy defeat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF) by one run in a Triangular Cricket Series for Under-12 at the Gyan Bharti School ground in Saket.

  • Salwan Boys enter semis


At last, a call centre to lodge commuters’ woes
New Delhi, August 30
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Friday announced the setting up of a call centre for registration of complaints against transport vehicles, including autorickshaws, on 24-hour toll-free telephone number 9604-400400.Top

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