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CLP discusses Centre’s ‘affront’
New Delhi, September 6
Upping the ante, the Congress Legislature Party on Friday met and passed a resolution condemning the curtailment of powers of a popular, duly elected Government of NCT of Delhi and agreed that a special session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly be convened on September 11 to discuss the “unprecedented” and “biased” decision threadbare.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others at the Congress Legislature Party meeting Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others at the Congress Legislature Party meeting convened to discuss the Centre’s move to curtail powers of the Delhi Government. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A straitjacket legislative Assembly
New Delhi, September 6
Even as political parties fight over who should have what powers, the Delhi Legislative Assembly remains a ‘lame duck’ institution, sandwiched between the Government of NCT of Delhi and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.


Wet wait: A scene near ITO in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Choice of Sikh educational council chief draws flak 
New Delhi, September 6
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) educational council has come under sharp attack from a section of the community, especially the intelligentsia which have expressed dismay at the choice of a person, hardly known in the academic circle, to head the body entrusted with the responsibility of bringing about changes in the system.

DU student molested, jumps out of blue line
New Delhi, September 6
A 23-year-old student of the Central Institute for Education, University of Delhi, was injured when she jumped out of a running Blue Line bus to save herself from four armed molesters in Shalimar Bagh area in North-West district today.

DTTDC thrives on tipplers
New Delhi, September 6
If the statistics revealed by the Delhi Tourism, Transport and Development Corporation (DTTDC) are any indication, the Capital is slowly becoming an abode of the Bacchus worshippers. 

DDA tanks store everything, but water
New Delhi, September 6
At least 15 overhead water tanks constructed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) at a huge cost in East Delhi areas like Jhilmil, Tahirpur, Kasturba Nagar, Azad Nagar, Guru Anand Nagar, Shahadara G.T. Road, Vivek Vihar, Gautam Puri, Surajmal Vihar, have been lying in disuse for many years.

Airman held for espionage
New Delhi:
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested an Air Force corporal and recovered confidential and secret documents related to national defence and security. The suspect identified as Hari Om Sharma, was arrested on Thursday from near Pakistan High Commission at Chanakyapuri.


MCF members stage dharna
Faridabad, September 6
Elected members of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) and leaders of opposition parties staged a dharna outside the corporation office here today in protest against the dissolution of the civic body. They lambasted the Chautala government and announced that they would challenge the decision in the high court.

Water to become dear in Noida
Noida, September 6
The Noida administration has decided to hike the rates of potable water being supplied in Noida town. The rates for new water connections and the interest rates applicable on them are also going to be increased. However, the rates for new connections in flats will be comparatively lesser than the earlier rates.

Speaking out
fter reading a letter to the Editor by PRO (for Director) of PGIMS, Rohtak, published in your esteemed daily on 31.8.2002 under the heading “Report on PGIMS Erroneous”, I could not resist from reacting to the double standard adopted by the PGIMS administration.
  • For the sake of senior citizens
  • Fake Universities
  • Railway halt
  • Packaged water
  • Social role
  • Traffic rules
  • Regulating ads
  • Doctors' role
View ‘Visual Voice of Sept 11’ on Net
New Delhi, September 6
The horror that was September 11 continues to remain. Tragedy-stricken people across the globe who lost friends, relatives and a million others who saw the brutal attack on humanity find themselves unable to shake off the vestiges of the horror.

Morcha gives call against pipeline
Ghaziabad, September 6
The Dehat Morcha has launched a campaign against the supply of Ganga water to Delhi. Under the banner, “Pani Bachao, Khet Bachao”, the Dehat Morcha organised a panchayat in front of the Collectorate at the district headquarters. 

Foundation stone for library
Mr Dhanpat Singh, Commissioner, Higher Education, laid the foundation stone of a library building in the Government College complex at Gohana, 35 km from here, this afternoon.
  • Small savings target fixed
  • Painting contest

Two kids die in Hauz Qazi house collapse
New Delhi: Two children died and two were injured when an old house in Hauz Qazi area of the walled city collapsed early this morning. The injured were admitted to LNJP Hospital where their condition was stated to be serious.


Factory brass booked for union leader’s murder
Rewari, September 6
The Gurgaon Sadar police have booked Ramu Kumar Jain, owner of Pasupati Spinning and Weaving Mills, Dharuhera, and Ajay Dutt Sharma, the then Manager, on charges of abetting the murder of Ram Avtar, former president of the workers’ union of the factory, full two years after the incident that occurred in July-August, 2000. 

Caught between wives, father ‘poisons’ son
Rewari, September 6
Following a complaint made by Bala Devi, first wife of Daya Nand of Gugodh village, the Kosli police have registered a case of murder against her husband and his second wife Pavitra Devi in connection with the death of Bala Devi’s only son Ravinder (5). The boy was allegedly poisoned on August 31 because of a dispute over the division of the landed property.

Teenager gangraped by four youths
Meerut, September 6
A teenaged girl was gang raped by four youths for several hours and was later abandoned in an adjoining park when she fainted. Though the incident occurred on September 3 night, the police arrested the accused named in the FIR only today.

Four dacoits held after hot chase
Meerut, September 6
A maulvi of a local mosque and a cleaner and two students of a madarsa were arrested on the charge of dacoity today. They lobbed crude bombs on a mob that chased them in which three persons were injured badly.

  • Four injured in attack

Couple stabbed to death, house ransacked
New Delhi, September 6
Unidentified assailants stabbed Raju (45), his wife Meera (40) and their daughter Richa (15) at their Vijay Nagar residence in North-West district this evening. They were taken to Hindu Rao Hospital where Raju and Meera were declared brought dead while Richa is still fighting for her life.


Lighting expo lights up Pragati Maidan
New Delhi, September 6
Light India International 2002, the biggest lighting exhibition organised in India, was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Power, Mr Anant G.Geete, today at Hall no.9, Pragati Maidan.

Miffed vanaspati makers petition FM
New Delhi, September 6
The Vanaspati Manufacturers Association of India has expressed resentment over the withdrawal of special additional duty of four per cent on import of vanaspati from Nepal under the Indo-Nepal Treaty. A memorandum has been given in this regard to the Finance Minister.


DUTA declares ‘save higher education’ week
New Delhi, September 6
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) has declared the week starting on September 9 as the “Save Higher Education Week”. DUTA, at its general body meeting on August 21, had declared that it would go on strike from September 10 to September 16 in retaliation to the University Grants Commission (UGC) directives, increasing teachers’ work hours, reducing teaching staff and temporary moratorium on appointments.

Rain plays spoilsport, only 30 pc turnout
New Delhi, September 6
The rain gods finally relented and provided some relief from the sweltering weather, but this had a negative bearing on the DUSU elections, affecting the voter turn-out. Only 30 per cent of the students decided to brave the rain to cast their vote. 

NO TAKERS: Ramjas College campus is littered with pamphlets even as members of the Nature Club voice their anger against the colossal waste of paper in the Delhi University elections. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Korean scientist visits MDU today
Rohtak, September 6
Dr Song-Do-Han, a leading scientist of the Korea Institute of Energy Research, will visit Maharshi Dayanand University tomorrow to interact with scientists and teachers of the Chemistry Department with whom he has been having collaboration in “Energy Saving Research Project” for the past several years.

DPS sets up virtual classroom 
New Delhi, September 6
The Delhi Public School Society today launched satellite-based collaborative learning programme here with a view to increase access, equity and quality of learning of education.

Parents slam NCERT curriculum framework
New Delhi, September 6
A group of parents and teachers has slammed the NCERT for preparing a curriculum, which, they allege, is “ a blatant and aggressive violation of both the procedure and conception of education”. These parents who claim to have studied the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in a bid to understand the proposals have pointed out certain “dangerous components”.


FCI regain soccer title
New Delhi, September 6
Five times former champions Food Corporation of India (FCI), North Zone regained the title when they dethroned defending champions Delhi Audit 5-3 via tie-breaker in the Senior Division Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

ColorPlus Bowling Championship begins
New Delhi, September 6
Over 70 bowling professionals from Delhi are taking part in the ColorPlus National Bowling Championship, which began at the Hot Shot bowling alley in South Delhi on Friday. S.A Hameed, who won the Commonwealth Championship in Scotland last month and Anuradha Sarda, last year’s runner-up in the women’s category, are competing in the Rs 6 lakh prize championship.
Indian cricketers Murali Karthik (left) and Vijay Dahiya trying their hands at bowling in the National Bowling Championship, which began in Delhi on Friday.
Indian cricketers Murali Karthik and Vijay Dahiya trying their hands at bowling in the National Bowling Championship

15,000 children for Rajiv Gandhi Marathon
New Delhi, September 6
Over 15,000 school children from the slum and JJ clusters of Delhi will participate in the ninth NSCI-Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run, to be held on September 8 (Sunday). The races will be flagged off from the Ferozeshah Kotla ground and will culminate at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) lawns at Mathura Road.


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