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Body fished out from canal, cremated
New Delhi, August 31
Exactly a week after he was whisked away to the adjoining state of Uttar Pradesh and done to death at the behest of a fellow corporator, the body of 51-year-old Atma Ram Gupta, Congress Councillor from Tri Nagar, was recovered from a canal near Jainpur village in Bulandshahr in the early hours today. The mortal remains were consigned to fire later.

Son of Atma Ram grieving over the remains of his father Son of Atma Ram grieving over the remains of his father at Nigambodh Ghat in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Duo in judicial custody for 11 days
New Delhi, August 31
Even as the prime suspect in the sensational Shivani Bhatnagar murder case, R. K. Sharma, a senior Indian Police Service officer, continued to elude the police dragnet, a Delhi court today extended till September 11 the judicial remand of Satya Prakash and Pradeep Sharma, the co-accused in the case.


Sikh Judicial Board move runs aground
August 31
, 2002
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

Five children burnt to death in Janmashtmi fire
New Delhi, August 31
A fire that broke out in a temple in West Delhi on Saturday evening claimed the lives of at least five children. Many were injured. According to police sources, at least five children were roasted alive in the fire that broke out in a shamiana erected outside the Shiv Shakti Temple in J Block, Vishnu Garden in West Delhi.

Sheila DikshitSheila to take a leaf out of Mumbai’s book of solutions
New Delhi, August 31
If Mumbai can, why not Delhi? Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit wants to visit that metropolis to find out if the nation’s commercial capital can offer solutions to Delhi’s ills that stem from the contempt for the law and the bankruptcy of ideas.

History-sheeters: Cops clueless
Ghaziabad, August 31
Of the 750 criminals registered with Ghaziabad police as history-sheeters, the police do not reportedly have any information about at lease 150 of them. The police department is trying its best to compile and furnish some data in the crime review to be undertaken by the DG police next month.

Man ends life in Delhi hotel
New Delhi, August 31
A man identified as Saket Saurabh (25), reportedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in Ashoka Yatri Niwas this afternoon. He had been staying in room number 1223 since August 26.

Scientists sprout new mustard variety
Rewari, August 31
Scientists of CCS Haryana Agricultural University Regional Research Station, Bawal, Rewari, have developed a new mustard variety RB-24 (Geeta). This variety has 12-20 per cent more yield than standard varieties of mustard like Kranti, Varuna, RH-819 and PBR-97.

A new chapter in publishing industry
New Delhi, August 31
India publishes the third largest number of English titles each year, standing only behind the US and the UK. The total number of titles published each year exceeds a staggering 70,000. Yet, for a long time, the Indian publishing industry had been watching from within the shadows as its Western counterparts dominated the international literary scene.



3,000 villages don’t have enough potable water: CM
Panipat, August 31
It is official now. Of the over 7,000 villages in Haryana, over 3,000 do not have adequate drinking water facilities. This was admitted by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while laying the foundation stone of the Tau Devi Lal Shopping Complex here on Friday evening.

Telephone dept feels the heat, tries to pep up staff
Gurgaon, August 31
Faced with competition from the ‘well-wired’ private sector in the telephony, the authorities of the local telephone department have begun in earnest to raise the motivation level of the line staff and other personnel to meet the challenges upfront.

UHBVN makes light of hardship of 11 Sonepat villages
Sonepat, August 31
As many as 11 villages of Kharkhauda block in the district continue to remain powerless at night for the last few days following the cutting up of electricity wires by a gang of thieves on the night of August 27.

Cong leader calls to end Chautala rule
Rohtak, August 31
The All India Youth Congress president, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, called upon the people, especially the farmers, to make a concerted effort to end the ‘misrule’ of the ruling Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana.

Book throws light on basic tenets of Sikhism
New Delhi, August 31
“Sikhism is the youngest of the major religions of the world, with its followers enjoying presence in 48 major countries of the world.” Facts such as these adorn the text of ‘Let’s Know Sikhism’, written by Kartar Singh Bhalla, the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Nauru.

Special drive to prepare voter cards
Panipat, August 31
A special campaign to prepare photo identity cards for the voters of Panipat, Samalkha and the Naultha constituencies, who could not be included last time, will be launched from September 1 to October 17. According to an official press note, the photo ID cards for Panipat will be made from September 1 to 15 and for Samalkha from September 18 to October 2 and for Naultha from October 4 to 17.

LADY LUCK SMILESDelhi advocate wins Rs 2.27 cr jackpot
Faridabad, August 31
Playwin Sikkim Super Lotto, the country’s first online lottery today unveiled the first lucky winner from North India in their 23rd draw. Mr Sudesh Kumar Sabharwal, who by profession is a Supreme Court advocate from Delhi, bought his lucky ticket from Crorepati Lottery Bazaar, Faridabad, Haryana and won the jackpot of Rs 2.27 crore. The six lucky numbers 02, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 36 were announced live from Gangtok, Sikkim, on Zee TV’s programme ‘Khelo Number Khelo’ on August 29, 2002.

LADY LUCK SMILES: Advocate Sudesh Kumar Sabharwal was the winner of ‘Playwin Sikkim Super Lotto’.

Why does He take birth?
ada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata, abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmqanam srjami aham; paritrnaya sadhunam vinasaya cha duskrtam dharma-samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge.” (Bhagvad Gita 4:7&8)

Tihar inmates get a taste of abracadabra
New Delhi, August 31
For the 500 convicts lodged in the Tihar Jail, there was an unexpected visitor last week. Magician Shankar, with his tricks, had the inmates who are serving long sentences smiling as they momentarily found themselves free from the shackles of prison.

DIG warns against harbouring criminals
Ghaziabad, August 31
The DIG (Meerut range), Mr Gurdarshan Singh, has said that those who harbour criminals and abet crimes are more dangerous than the criminals themselves. The administration will take strong action against such anti-social elements, he said.

Janmashtami celebrated

Sonepat, August 31
Janmashtami was celebrated in the Atlas Shree Ram Mandir here today with religious fervour. According to a report, electrically operated tableux depicting the ‘Bal Lila’ of Lord Krishna was on display. The temple was tastefully decorated and extensively illuminated. A large number of devotees from all walks of life thronged the temple throughout the day.

2 youths killed

Two scooter-borne youths were killed when their vehicle was hit by a private bus near Myna tourist complex here.



Seven criminals nabbed
Noida, August 31
Cops of two police stations here have arrested seven criminals in two separate encounters and recovered from them one car, two motorcycles, knives and some arms and ammunition. According to SSP Rajiv Krishen, the Sector 58 police nabbed four criminals, who were planning a loot, in Sector 62.

Currency racket busted, 2 held
New Delhi, August 31
With the arrest of two persons, the East district police today claimed to have busted a fake currency racket. The suspects were identified as Anmol Singh alias Hari Singh of Amritsar and Harpreet Singh alias Vicky. 



E-magazine launched at Book Fair
New Delhi, August 31

A new audio-visual e-magazine, PC Perfect Solutions, has been launched by a Noida-based company. The monthly e-magazine has been launched at the ongoing Delhi Book Fair here in the Capital.



Sand dunes to havelis, it is all amber in Jaisalmer
n the vast expanse of sand that is the Thar, a citadel of magnificent charm catches the eye. The citadel is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands dominating the amber-hued city. Legend goes that Lord Krishna — the head of the Yadav clan — foretold Arjun that a remote descendent of the Yadav clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill.

Harvest 2002 – a rich yield of paintings
New Delhi, August 31
A rich collection of artwork done by well-known artists is all set to make its debut. Titled ‘Harvest 2002’, this beautifully laid out catalogue featuring as many as 170 artworks of 65 artists headed by Ms Payal Kapur will be simultaneously launched on September 10 in New Delhi, London, New York, Dubai and Singapore.



Noted cardiologist Neelam Verma.HC’s order evokes mixed response
onsumer is the king and there cannot be any compromise on essential services like patient care. Doctors and other hospital staff often ignore such oft-quoted logical explanations by relatives of patients and consumer activists and stay away from work, which involves the two extreme dimensions of human existence-life and death. The Delhi High Court order on a Public Interest Litigation banning strikes in all government hospitals in the National Capital Region with effect from Thursday has been hailed as patient-friendly. The Court has extended its May 20 verdict banning strikes in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to all government hospitals in Delhi.

  • Noida Medcentre
    Former Union Law Minister Arun Jaitely inaugurating the Max Medcentre Max Healthcare Institute Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Max India Limited, has expanded its operations to Noida. Former Union Law Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the 30-bed nursing home and diagnostic centre at Noida on Wednesday. This is the third Medcentre opened by Max Healthcare in NCR. The Noida Medcentre will focus on orthopaedic and trauma services.

    Former Union Law Minister Arun Jaitely inaugurating the Max Medcentre at Sector 19, Noida.

  • Terapeutic music

  • ART Clinics

  • Book on AIDS



Stroker-siren tryst
Stroker-siren tryst 
Yuvraj Singh and Shilpa Shetty on the sets of the interactive game show, Super Selector, which is being re-launched on ESPN-STAR Sports in a new format.

Oriental down Zakir Hussain
New Delhi, August 31
Oriental Bank of Commerce downed Zakir Hussain College 3-1 in a Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Kenyan Triangular Series on ESPN
New Delhi, August 31
A triangular battle royal gets underway as favourites Australia, a resurgent Pakistan and underdogs Kenya, trained by former Indian player Sandeep Patil, meet in Kenya. ESPN and Star Sports will bring the cricket action live. 

Invaders raid Super Stars
New Delhi, August 31
Invaders Club raided the bastion of Super Stars, and decimated them by 4-1, to gather full points in the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital.

Champions Trophy live on Ten Sports
New Delhi, August 31
Asian domination of world sport takes a step forward with hockey after the FIFA World Cup. Three teams out of six in the 24th Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament. Ten Sports will telecast this tournament in India.

Captains’ Club office-bearers
New Delhi, August 31
Mr Mukesh Kalia was elected president of the Captains’ Sports Club at the Annual General Body Meeting in the Capital. Mr Anil Verma was elected the secretary while Mr Chand Rehman and Mr Davinder Jamwal were elected the treasurer and organising secretary respectively.

Ganga School enter quarters
New Delhi, August 31
Solid performances by Sidharth and Tushar helped Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna beat St. Martin Public School 11-3, 11-2 to enter the quarter-final of the Under-12 Table Tennis Tournament at the St. Mark's School premises in Paschim Vihar.Top

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