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Purohit, organiser arrested for temple fire
New Delhi, September 1
The purohit of Shakti Temple in West Delhi where a fire consumed five children’s lives on Saturday, Ramjeevan Bhardwaj, and the president of the samiti that organised the Janmashtami celebrations there, Jagdish Rehan, were arrested today on charges of negligence. 
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The bodies of sisters Minsha and Richa, who died in the temple The bodies of sisters Minsha and Richa, who died in the temple fire during Janmashtami celebrations, being carried for cremation at Vishnu Garden in the Capital on Sunday.

Bandhu pooh-poohs Khurana’s claim
New Delhi, September 1
None wants to pick a fight just yet. The assembly elections are a good 12 months away. But if thrown a challenge, none would want to capitulate either. Certainly not Industries Minister Deep Chand Bandhu.


Body fished out from canal, cremated
September 1
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

Banda Bahadur: The unsung hero of Sikh history
Bhure Lal, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, V. S. Jauhar and Tarlochan Singh at a seminar
New Delhi, September 1
Paying homage to the Sikh ascetic turned warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, historians and political leaders rued the fact that there is little mention of the great Sikh leader in history books. 

Bhure Lal, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, V. S. Jauhar and Tarlochan Singh at a seminar on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in the Capital.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

The road to hell, paved with good intentions!
Faridabad, September 1
The bypass road along the Agra Canal here that is witnessing a demolition drive these days has an interesting tale to tell. A story of how it fell to disuse. The road built at a cost of several crores of rupees 12 years ago and seen as the best approach road to decongest the main Mathura Road (National Highway) has been a victim of official apathy and neglect.

A cat may look at a king, but…
New Delhi, September 1
Curiosity killed the cat! In the following case, however, the saving grace is that it led to just a fine, imposed by the long arm of the law. Two curiosity-stricken brothers tried to scale the high-security walls of Rashtrapati Bhavan, but were caught before they could monkey with the security.

Self-enhancement was the word
New Delhi, September 1
The annual Delhi Book Fair concluded on Saturday to packed halls at Pragati Maidan. Estimates suggest that over 80,000 visitors had thronged the stalls in the last one week. Each year, the Book Fair throws up certain trends, which stand as the accurate pointer to Delhi’s reader habits. If the main feature of the last year’s fair was the number of books on IT, then this year, the attention had shifted to the books on Self Enhancement.

‘Dak Bangla’ shrouded in spooky atmosphere
Meerut, September 1
A ‘Dak Bangla’ in Dahna village of Hapur area is suddenly in the picture following the recovery of the body of Congress Councillor Atma Ram Gupta from a canal in Bulandshahr.



Police party assaulted for nabbing criminal
Meerut, September 1
A mob of residents of the Khatta road area today assaulted a police party that came to arrest a wanted criminal. In return, more cops arrived on the scene from the nearby police station, ransacked shops, beat up several residents and detained two persons in the police station.

Hold impartial survey, Chautala tells patwaris
Sonepat, September 1
The Haryana Government will take stern action against officials of the Revenue Department and patwaris if they indulge in irregularities and malpractices in conducting the survey of drought-hit crops in the state.

CPM attacks BJP, INLD
Rohtak, September 1
Mr Hannan Mollah, MP and senior CPI(M) leader said that the BJP’s four year record of corruption and scandals had overshadowed the 40 years of corrupt Congress rule. 

Nitish urged to halt train
Sonepat, September 1
The Daily Railway Passengers Association today sent a memorandum to the Union Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, urging him to order the stoppage of all Shatabadi, mail and express trains as well as the Shan-e-Punjab at Sonepat railway station, which is the largest revenue earning station on the DUK section of the Northern Railway.

Dacoits loot Rs 10,000, valuables
Faridabad, September 1
Several dacoits barged into a house in New Bharat Colony across Agra Canal here and made their way with valuables and Rs 10,000 last night. According to a complaint lodged with the police, armed with knives, rods and fire weapons, the criminals entered the house of one Devi Prasad around midnight.

‘Dharam Yudh needed to safeguard border’
Rewari, September 1
Mr Raghu Yadav, a former legislator and a crusader for the development of Ahirwal, has asserted that the only way out for the government as well as the masses to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of the nation is to follow the noble path of “Dharam Yudh” shown to the Pandavas by Lord Krishna.

100 jhuggis razed

The Haryana Urban Development Authority officials brought down over 100 jhuggis built on a piece of land near Chaudhary Charan Singh Bypass Road here yesterday. 



Rs 3 lakh snatched from mill cashier

Two scooter-borne criminals snatched Rs 3.05 lakh at revolver-point from a mill cashier in Kavi Nagar industrial area in broad daylight today.

Auto thieves held, cars seized
New Delhi, September 1
With the arrest of an auto thieves Dharambir alias Vicky, the West district police today claimed to have recovered four vehicles including one Maruti van. 


From boardrooms to evening parties, this collection will take care of all needs
nspired by the famous Chevron Arrowhead, designers at the Indigo Nation Studio have created the Obliques collection. The collection is a stylish range of premium formal shirts, with distinctive angular stripes that add a lot more zest and colour to your wardrobe.

  • Jazzy shoes

  • Fire alarm

  • Spiritual jewellery

  • Digital camera

  • Datun paste

  • Flotters

  • Teachers’ day card

  • Thermal innerwear

  • Formals for men

  • Bar coordinates

  • Chinese sauce




Tots dressed as Radha and Krishna. Little Krishnas have a whale of a time
he images of Krishna on Janmashtami, the Lord’s birthday, are that of a naughty little boy, with an impish countenance who scurries after butter and plays pranks. On the eve of Janmashtami the tiny-tots are dressed as Radha and Krishna to participate in the festivities. Clad in dhotis complete with a flute and a crown, little boys are seen accompanied by their consorts dressed in the traditional ghagaras and cholis. This is precisely what happened at Mother’s Pride School, where hordes of Radha-Krishna facsimiles descended to celebrate the occasion. 

Tots dressed as Radha and Krishna. 

  • The DSGMC members at a prayer on the occasion of Guru Harkrishan's birthday.Birth anniversary
    GHPS, Shahdara celebrated Guru Harkrishan’s birthday with great enthusiasm. Among those who attended the celebration were the members of the DSGMC, Junior Vice-chairman, Gurcharan Singh was the chief guest.

    The DSGMC members at a prayer on the occasion of Guru Harkrishan's birthday.

  • Welfare Society
    Naraina Vihar Welfare Society celebrated Independence Day by distributing sewing machines to widows and books and other stationery material to the school students. The function, which was presided over by the President of the society, Mr Sanjeev Arora, as chief guests.

  • Students at a special mask-making workshop, organised by Amity International.Prizes distributed
    Enthusiasm and grandeur marked the annual prize distribution ceremony of Amity International, Saket. More than 470 prizes were distributed to the young achievers for their meritorious performance in academics and extra-curricular activities.

    Students at a special mask-making workshop, organised by Amity International.

  • Blooming block
    Delhi Public School, R K Puram, has added a new block for the younger students of the school.

  • Education with fun
    It was a dream come true for students of Classes I and II at Amity International, Manesar, when for once instead of having to hide their masks in school bags and under desks, they were encouraged to wear them.

  • The English department of Jaspal Kaur Public School presenting a visual treatI-D feast
    The students of Jaspal Kaur Public School celebrated I-Day in a unique way. Apart from singing patriotic songs, the Hindi department of the school presented a kaleidoscope of important events that marked the freedom struggle.

    The English department of Jaspal Kaur Public School presenting a visual treat, ‘We the Proud Indians’.

  • Debate contest
    DPS, R K Puram, held the first ‘Dhruv Rajgariha Memorial debate’ in memory of Dhruv an outstanding student.

Procrastination is the thief of time
am sure each one of us is aware that ‘time is precious’. Similarly, we have all been told that instead of wasting time watching TV, we should pursue a hobby. Or sometimes we have been told to finish the work as not to keep everything for the last minute.

‘Gyan Vatika’ opens on IGNOU campus
New Delhi, September 1
Mrs Sujata Dikshit, wife of the Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU, Prof H. P. Dikshit, inaugurated `Gyan Vatika’, an unusual garden on the IGNOU campus. It consists of a mini-zoo with ducks, rabbits, tortoise and fish along with four ponds and bridges.



Indu ShrivastavaTHE ACHIEVERS
Making star-like glass jewels is her forte
New Delhi, September 1
Small, delicate and colourful foils set against a thin glass lacquered background shimmering like jewels or stars in a dark black sky! No, this is not a dream sequence from any film but the work of a traditional artist which Kota-based interior designer, Indu Shrivastava, happened to see at a festival in Kota.
Hypnotised by the sight, she started making inquiries about it and was told that it was a dying art in Rajasthan State. This chance encounter with the famed glass foil artwork of Rajasthan has changed the course of her life forever.


600 examined at heart camp
Noida, September 1
More than 600 patients were registered by 12 noon at the NMC-Escorts free heart camp at Noida Medicare Centre here today. The patients included a two-and-a-half-month old kid and a 75-year-old patient. Long queues of patients could be seen at NMC.



Moti Bagh earn full points in soccer
New Delhi, September 1
Government School, Moti Bagh beat Union Academy 2-0 in the All-India Nivia Football Tournament for Schools (Under-19) at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. 

Brothers get past Shahdara Heroes
New Delhi, September 1
Brothers Club scored a facile 3-0 victory over Shahdara Heroes 3-0 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

JSTS rule supreme in swimming
New Delhi, September 1
Jugla Sangh Tairak Sangh captured the overall team title for the 15th year in running in the Delhi State Age Group Aquatic Championship, which concluded at the Talkatora swimming pool in the Capital on Sunday. JSTS collected 871 points and created 18 meet records.

Narain KarthikeyanKarthikeyan falters at the pit-stop, fails
New Delhi, September 1
Narain Karthikeyan, hampered by a severe headache from Friday’s big crash, and a rare pit-stop error by his TATA RC Motorsport team, failed to make an impact in either of the two races in the fifth leg of the Nissan World Series on Saturday.

Dishank RastogiRamjas Senior beat Ramjas Day Boarding
New Delhi, September 1
Ramjas Senior Wing beat Ramjas Day Boarding by eight wickets in a league match of the first Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.


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