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Contaminated water: 60 schoolkids fall ill
New Delhi, September 3
At least 60 schoolchildren were taken ill soon after drinking contaminated water from a tap in their school this morning at Pitampura in North-West Delhi. The children were taken to the nearby Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital where the condition of at least six was described as serious. 

DUSU polls: NE leaders jump on NSUI bandwagon
New Delhi, September 3
About 10,000 students in Delhi University, hailing from the North-East, welcome the fact that the local leaders of their respective states are being roped in to woo the voters during the forthcoming polls of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU). They are all here to convince the students that “we are at your service”.

NH 2 traffic to be hassle-free
Faridabad, September 3
Commuters and tourists on the National Highway No 2 (Mathura Road), passing through this industrial town, are going to find a major change in the next few months. 


Wife watches as hubby slits creditor’s throat
New Delhi, September 3
With the arrest of three persons, the South-West district police today claimed to have solved the case relating to the murder of Ram Singh Sharma whose body was found near Kusumpur hillock in Vasant Kunj on August 28.

Rain for some, pain for others! 
New Delhi, September 3
Traffic snarls apart, the Capital today seemed to heave a sigh of relief as heavy monsoon showers lashed most parts of the city, bringing respite from the stifling and sultry weather. However, one man’s weal is another man’s woe, as it were. The unexpected showers were bad news for the civic authorities and commuters.
The downpour caught the residents of Karol Bagh napping on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
The downpour caught the residents of Karol Bagh napping

GDA relook at inflated land rates 
Ghaziabad, September 3
The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is assessing afresh the land rates in the residential colonies with a view to dispose of unsold properties. It is learnt that the rates at which the GDA has been trying to sell different categories of properties is grossly inflated. 

Xen caught red-handed for bribe
Sonepat, September 3
A team of the Vigilance Department officials, headed by Mr Suraj Bhan Jangra, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gohana, conducted a raid on the office of the executive engineer of the Command Area Development Authority (CADA) and arrested the engineer on Monday.


Villagers raise a stink about illegal bone mills
Meerut, September 3
Hundreds of villagers demonstrated outside the residence of the Deputy Collector of Hapur today, demanding closure of illegal bone mills in the area. The villagers warned the Deputy Collector, Mr Lalchand, that if the mills were not closed, they would again sit on dharna outside his residence.

PHD men fiddle as parched throats cry for water
Sonepat, September 3
The functioning of the Public Health Department seems to have collapsed following the continuous drinking water crisis in this city having a population of more than two lakh people.

BJP flays Cong move on Metro inauguration
New Delhi, September 3
The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised the Government of NCT of Delhi for insisting on retaining the powers to frame rules for operating and maintaining the Delhi Metro. 

Another fire in Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi, September 3
In less then 15 hours after a minor fire broke out in Shastri Bhawan, another fire was reported today morning damaging some important documents in the same multi-storeyed building housing offices of several union ministers, including those of ministers of petroleum, information and broadcasting, coal and mines and fertilizers.

  • Sheila flays Jaya for Sonia remark

Urinal adds to traders’ woes
New Delhi, September 3
The Sadar Bazaar Traders Union has alleged that the Delhi Government’s step of constructing a public urinal near the Qutab Road has added to their woes. The association President, Mr Brij Mohan Wig, pointed out that the authorities had failed to connect the urinal to a sewer connection and consequently the waste got spilled on to the roads.


Canter driver stabbed to death after accident
Panipat, September 3
Heinous crime seems to be making a comeback in the city with two persons being stabbed to death since last night in two separate incidents. In the first incident, an unidentified canter driver, was stabbed to death allegedly by Golu, son of S. S. Chauhan of Des Raj Colony, this evening. According to information, the canter, which was loaded with wooden logs, broke down in front of the house of S. S. Chauhan this morning and damaged the drains and street in front of the house. 

Dreaded gangster arrested during drive
Rohtak, September 3
The police today arrested a dreaded criminal, who was a member of an inter-state gang and was allegedly involved in several cases of robbery, dacoity and murder in different parts of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.

Jobless youth kills sister-in-law,  her children
New Delhi, September 3
Chandra Mohan, an unemployed youth, reportedly stabbed to death his sister-in-law, Manju, and her two children, Deepti (5) and Deepak (2) at their house in Shakarpur area of East Delhi last night. Later, he committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan.

Man shot dead in sleep, five booked
Jhajjar, September 3
Dayakishan, a resident of Matan village, was shot dead by some assailants when he was sleeping in his house last night. The police have booked five persons — Naresh, Rajesh, Suresh, Randhir and Ratan — in this connection. According to information, one of the alleged attacker, Naresh, had molested a girl of the same village sometime ago. 

Illegal oil unit unearthed, RPF ex-cop nabbed
Ghaziabad, September 3
The Ghaziabad police have arrested a dismissed SI of the Railway Protection Force and his wife who have allegedly been running an illegal factory manufacturing duplicate Mobil oil and grease from Shastri Nagar. Oil and other materials worth Rs 5 lakh have been seized from the premises of the unit.

Three held in dowry death case
Rewari, September 3
The police have arrested the husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law of Parmila (21) from Dhamlaka village under Kasaula police station of the district on Sunday in connection with her death. The accused have been identified as Vinod Kumar, the husband, Lali Devi, mother-in-law, and Dharam Vir, brother-in-law. The deceased is survived by her two-month-old daughter.

Truck smuggling calves seized 
Sonepat, September 3
The Rai police have reportedly foiled an attempt to smuggle 12 calves and seized a truck used for transporting them on the Sonepat-Meerut inter-state road near Bahalgarh village, about 13 km from here yesterday.


Audit panel to get DCA guidelines
New Delhi, September 3
The Department of Company Affairs will shortly come out with rules and guidelines for the audit committee, said Mr R. Vasudevan, Director, Department of Company Affairs, while inaugurating a seminar on ‘Dynamics of Audit and Directors’, organised by the PHDCCI, here today.

PNB to have 500 ATMs by next year
Panipat, September 3
In a bid to ward off competition from the private sector banks, the public sector giant, the Punjab National Bank(PNB), which achieved a milestone on March 31 this year by crossing Rs 1,00,000 crore business, last night unveiled a major modernisation package for its customers.


Students under the banner of All India Democratic Front sitting on a dharna against fee hike and privatisation of education
Students under the banner of All India Democratic Front sitting on a dharna against fee hike and privatisation of education at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Awards for 60 teachers 
New Delhi, September 3
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Tuesday announced the names of 60 teachers who will be honoured with the State Teachers Award 2002. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday (September 5), which is celebrated as Teachers Day.

Principal calls Jamat chief for open debate
New Delhi, September 3
The tussle between a lady principal, Mrs Safia Iqbal, and the Jamat-e-Islami Hind over the issue of Scholar School has taken a religious turn with an invitation of discussion on religious pattern. 


Capturing Indian beauty on canvas is her metier
What really inspired me to paint were the visuals of artists sitting in carnivals in Paris painting pictures and doing portraits,” declares Meenu Kumar, who has been painting from the time she was in her teens. An artist who has worked with advertising agencies, launching ads that have fetched her not just appreciation but her clients more revenue, Meenu is all set to make her debut in the Capital as a solo artist. An eye-catching artwork.
  • Kudos to Valaya

  • Monsoon ragas

  • Krishna collection


68-yr-old gets knee implant after gruelling surgery
New Delhi, September 3
Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research has recently reported a case of Howmedica modular resection in a 68-year-old woman. The operation was made successful by a team of surgeons led by Dr Ashok Rajagopal.


Delhi Audit to meet FCI in final
New Delhi, September 3
Defending champions Delhi Audit will meet Food Corporation of India (FCI), North Zone, in the final of the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium. The final will be played on Friday (September 6) at 4 pm.

Special Olympics Bharat  Games from Sept 11
New Delhi, September 3
Special Olympics Bharat, the India Programme of Special Olympics Inc., announced the schedule for National Games 2002. The nation-wide sports event for individuals with mental retardation will be held across seven cities in the country, beginning September 11 and continuing till October 26, 2002.

Angad Walia helps Ramjas School advance
New Delhi, September 3
Angad Singh Walia played a brilliant all-round role (42 and 4 for 17) to help Ramjas School Day Boarding register a handsome 70 runs victory against Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura, in a league match of the first Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground. Angad Walia was declared the Man of the Match.

Haryana TT  from Sept 5
New Delhi, September 3
Over 250 paddlers from various districts of Haryana will participate in the Liberty Haryana State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, to be organised jointly by the Haryana Table Tennis Association and the District Kurukshetra Table Tennis Association, from September 5 to 8 at the University Hall, Kurukshetra.

Kshitij hits century
New Delhi, September 3
A dashing century knock of 124 off just 70 balls with seven fours and 11 sixes, and a devastating bowling performance by medium-pacer Charles (4 for 21) helped Turf Sports Management defeat Morepen by 175 runs in the Challenge Cup cricket match at the Modern School ground. 



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