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BJP U-turn on statehood
New Delhi, September 16
After raising a hue and cry for “full,” “complete” statehood with unbridled powers for the Government of NCT of Delhi, the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally settled for “full statehood with some special rights to the Centre.” Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Jagdish Mukhi though maintains the resolution is only a “suggestion”.

Colleagues globetrot as Saathi cools his heels in Capital
New Delhi, September 16
Urban Development Minister AK Walia will be flying to Russia this weekend as part of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s official visit to that country. Irrigation and Development Minister Haroon Yusuf is planning a tour to the Netherlands later this month to study marketing and processing of agricultural produce.

The die is cast for 25 recalcitrant dye units
Panipat, September 16
The residents of one of the most polluted cities in India can breathe easy now. Adopting a tough posture against the dye house owners, the district administration has sealed 25 dye houses.



Delhi Metro trial run today
New Delhi, September 16
The Delhi Metro train, parked at the Metro Car Depot in Shastri Park, will run for the first time on Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani will flag off the trial run on the 8.3-km-long Shahdara-Tis Hazari section.

Graphic: Delhi Metro Project

Cattle menace: Motorists at the end of their tether

New Delhi, September 16
The tragic accident near Kirby Place earlier this month in which a truck driver ploughed through a large number of persons sleeping on the pavement in an apparent bid to avoid running over a stray cow has once again brought into sharp focus the menace of stray cattle on the Capital’s roads.

Untethered animals are responsible for a large number of accidents on Delhi’s roads.
— Tribune Photo

Untethered animals are responsible for a large number of accidents on Delhi’s roads.

Yamuna recedes
HE water level in the Yamuna has receded to 204.86 metre from Sunday’s 205.16 m, but is still 33 cm above the danger mark. The water level peaked to 205.16 m today, but gradually started receding. It is expected to recede further by the evening today.
A submerged jhuggi cluster on the bank of Yamuna. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

A submerged jhuggi cluster on the bank of Yamuna.

SYL: Centre urged to pressure Punjab
Panipat, September 16
The general secretary and spokesman of the Haryana unit of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Mr Surender Hooda, today urged the Centre to ask the Punjab Government to complete the construction of the remaining portion of the SYL canal as per the directions of the Supreme Court.

Cops trace cartridge parcel
New Delhi
Delhi Police today claimed to have ferreted out the person who sent two cartridges of a self-loading rifle to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a parcel, and has despatched a team to Arawal district of Bihar to bring him to the Capital for interrogation.


Mrs Ranjeet Kaur ‘For me, social work is not a short cut to fame’
Nalini Ranjan
HEN Mrs Ranjeet Kaur lost her husband and elder son during the 1984 Sikh riots she was inconsolable. Her grief knew no bounds. But with faith in the Almighty and a determination to share this grief with others she took to social work in a big way. Day in and day out she strove selflessly to bring succour to the deprived.

Rape accused SI reinstated
Ghaziabad, September 16
Resentment prevails among residents of Babugarh as the Sub Inspector of the local police station, Jeeva Ram Yadav, who was sent to the Police Lines following allegation that he and other cops gangraped a Harijan woman inside the station, has been given a clean chit in a departmental inquiry.

Work on mini secretariat complex in low gear
Jhajjar, September 16
The completion of the mini secretariat complex at the district headquarters here is proving to be quite a tough task for the district administration. The project, which was originally scheduled to be completed in 1999, has been progressing at a snail’s pace. 

The incomplete building of the mini secretariat complex on which work has recently resumed after a gap of more than two years.

The incomplete building of the mini secretariat

Karunakara Guru’s birth anniversary celebrated

New Delhi, September 16
The 76th Janmadina Poojitha Samarpana of Navajyothi Shree Karunakara Guru, the founder of Santigiri Ashram, was celebrated in a befitting way by the devotees here. The vision of the Guru, who merged with the ‘Adi Sankalpa’ on May 6, 1999, holds good in the wake of widespread tension all over the world.

His Holiness Swami Paripoorna Jana Thapaswi with devotees in New Delhi.

His Holiness Swami Paripoorna Jana Thapaswi with devotees in New Delhi.

Bansi calls for CBI probe into ex-CMs’ assets
Sonepat, September 16
Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) supremo and former Chief Minister Bansi Lal has demanded a CBI probe into the report about the amassing of wealth through objectionable means by Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala, HPCC president and former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal and him so that the people could know who was actually involved in such a looting.

‘Bundh’ withstood rain fury, crops didn’t: DC
Sonepat, September 16
After two days of playing havoc, the water level in the Yamuna started receding last evening, giving a relief to the authorities. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. N. Roy, told mediapersons here today that all the stone studs constructed near Bega and Memarpur villages to check the erosion of land on the Haryana side had stood intact during the rains and the release of water from the Tajewala Headworks.

Delhi Transport Minister Ajay Maken painting the telephone number for registering complaints against TSR drivers on an autorickshaw as part of the ongoing drive in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.

‘Many schemes only on paper’
Rohtak, September 16
There are several government schemes and projects that are confined to only the official records, including the 20-point programme. This was stated by Mr Vijay Goel, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. He was speaking as the chief guest in the Akhil Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan, a state-level conference of members of the Aggarwal community, organised here on Sunday afternoon.

Delhi cops to get training in disaster management
New Delhi, September 16
A team of officers of the Civil Defence and Home Guards, led by their Director-General N. Vohra, had a detailed interaction with the Delhi Police Commissioner and other senior officers at the Police Headquarters today.

  • Fire at Mandi House

Credit cards given to 531 farmers
Rohtak, September 16
Mr M. Ayub, General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, and Mr Ashok Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, distributed 531 credit cards, worth Rs 4.5 crore, among farmers of Rohtak and Jhajjar districts during a function organised by the Haryana Kshetriya Gramin Bank (HKGB) here this afternoon.

  • Dharna by factory Workers

  • Woman killed in accident


Delhi cop killed as bus hits mobike
New Delhi, September 16
A constable of the Delhi Police died and another was injured when a Blue Line bus hit their motorcycle near Hanuman Mandir on Ring Road last evening. The bus driver has been arrested on the charge of causing death due to rash and negligent driving.

  • MCD JE robbed of car

  • One killed in clash

Alcoholic husband’s brutality drives woman to suicide
Jhajjar, September 16
Unable to bear the barbaric treatment of an alcoholic husband anymore, a 27-year-old housewife committed suicide by consuming poison, leaving behind her two kids, in Gubhana village of the district today. The deceased had allegedly been harassed by her husband demanding more dowry since their marriage in 1993.


Gujral on DSE board
New Delhi, September 16
Mr N. S. Gujral, chairman and managing director of Punjab and Sind Bank, has been nominated as Public Representative Director on the Board of Directors of Delhi Stock Exchange Association Ltd by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).


NCERT launches diploma in counselling for foreign students
New Delhi, September 16
Acknowledging the impact of guidance and counselling on students, the National Council of Education, Training and Research (NCERT) has launched an international diploma course in Guidance and Counselling for non-Indian students.

DUTA ends strike, to begin relay fast
New Delhi, September 16
The week-long ‘Save Higher Education’ strike, announced by the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), concluded here today. However, the saga of protests is not over. The DUTA, at its general body meeting, ratified the proposal to go on an indefinite relay hunger strike outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office from tomorrow.

University after Rao Tula Ram demanded
Rewari, September 16
The president of the All India Rajput Mahasabha, Mr Thakur Attar Lal, and Pooran Singh Pawar, general secretary, have demanded the establishment of a university named after Shaheed Rao Tula Ram in South Haryana.


Stop sale of spurious liquor in Delhi: HC
New Delhi, September 16
The Delhi High Court has issued direction to the Central and the Delhi Governments to take measures to stop the sale of spurious liquor in the national Capital. The order came in response to a petition, filed by the ‘Common Cause’ through counsel Meera Bhatia.


15 pc schoolkids suffer from asthma: Survey
Noida, September 16
A recent survey has revealed that about 12-15 per cent of schoolchildren are suffering from asthma in India. This was revealed by Dr Deepak Talwar, Chairman, Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases. The emphasis today is towards controlling asthma on a large scale across the globe.


Himanshu to meet Joginder
New Delhi, September 16
Himanshu P Kala of Central Bank of India will take on Joginder Singh Bisht of AGCR in the men’s singles final of the Stag 63rd Delhi State Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Monday.

Ashish to lead Delhi challenge
New Delhi, September 16
Veteran bowler Ashish Himmat Singh with a total 12-game score of 2382 has won the ColorPlus Championship Challenger round and will lead the Delhi challenge in the National Bowling Championship to be held in Bangalore. In the challenger round, Rammy finished at the second position with a score of 2282. National champion in 1999 Harsh Vardhan Sarda took the third place with a score of 2280.

Independent beat Sonnet in Delhi Hockey
New Delhi, September 16
Independent Club beat Sonnet Club 2-1 in a Super League match of the Delhi State Hockey League for clubs at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday. Sonnet led 1-0 at the interval.

Robin rattles Cambridge
New Delhi, September 16
A brilliant all-round performance by Robin Bisht (4 for 26 and 79 not out, 10x4, 2x6) helped Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan beat Cambridge Foundation School by eight wickets in a Group A League match of the “Rameshwar Trophy” Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden, in the Capital.

C L Gupta cricket tourney from today
New Delhi, September 16
The second All-India C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy, organised by K N Colts, will begin at the Mohan Meakins ground in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.

Photo exhibition concludes
New Delhi, September 16
Delhi Police Commissioner R S Gupta presided over the concluding function of the photo exhibition mounted by well-known sports photo journalist Kamal Sharma at the Mati Ghar of the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, at Janpath, on Tuesday.

Delhi Police Commissioner R S Gupta appreciating a photo exhibition, ‘New York, September 11’, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in the Capital.

Delhi Police Commissioner R S Gupta appreciating a photo exhibition


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