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600 jhuggis gutted
New Delhi, September 20
A four-year-old girl was killed and nine others, including women and children, were injured in a major fire which razed more than 600 jhuggis in the Shakarpur area of East Delhi.

The smouldering remains of jhuggis The smouldering remains of jhuggis at Shakarpur in East Delhi on Friday. 
— photo by Anil Sharma

MCD spikes toll tax panel on the sly
New Delhi, September 20
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has quietly dissolved the committee which was constituted to take a decision on the contentious issue of privatisation of toll tax.




Central Bank of India CMD Dalbir Singh receiving the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award
Central Bank of India CMD Dalbir Singh receiving the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award from the Lions Club in the Capital.

Entrepreneurs rebuffed at help camp
Noida, September 20
"If you can't set up factories in plots allotted to you, better surrender them to the authority. We have a long list of applicants waiting for allotment of such plots".

Is it Gurgaon or Shivaji Park?
Gurgaon, September 20
The Maharashtrians are making their presence felt in this slowly emerging cosmopolitan city. 

No end to DU impasse
New Delhi, September 20
The row between the UGC, the DUTA and the Vice-Chancellor over the issue of teachers’ workload has ensued for over a month now, with the ball being tossed back and forth. Each party has its reasons for taking an uncompromising stand.



Apathy afflicts Ayurvedic Department
Faridabad, September 20
While the Ayurvedic system of medicine, believed to be one of the most harmless treatment techniques, enjoys the patronage of the state government, the method has failed to catch on with the masses due to the mismanagement of affairs at the administrative level.

Little feline beauties learning the ABC of hunting!A
propos of the NCR Tribune News Service’s feature, “Mt Abu draws picnickers and pilgrims alike”, it is surprising to note that the writer of the feature, failed to write a single line about Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya Pandav Bhawan, Mt Abu, which has been functioning there since 1953.

Little feline beauties learning the ABC of hunting!

Musharraf’s iron rule: Li(v)e and lie
n the speech to the 57th UN General Assembly Session on September 11, 2002, President Musharraf crossed all limits of propriety to spew venom against India and the Hindus in the crudest tone. His speech in fact can well be described as 80 per cent ‘lies’ and 20 per cent ‘cries’ of ‘Haaye Kashmir’.

Forum to settle matrimonial disputes
Rohtak, September 20
The district administration has set up a `Family Counselling Centre' here to settle matrimonial disputes and save marriages. The forum, named Jagriti, will be headed by the Deputy Commissioner, who will be its patron-in-chief with the Additional Deputy Commissioner as its patron.

Bansi promises permanent transfer policy
Sonepat, September 20
The Haryana Vikas Party supremo and a former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, has declared that if his party comes to power again in the state, it would formulate a permanent transfer policy for government employees. 

Spurt in mushroom farms in Haryana, 300 of them in Sonepat alone
Sonepat, September 20
Mushroom production in Haryana has grown exponentially since 1990-91 and the number of farms cultivating this high quality vegetable has increased. Now, Haryana has achieved six lakh trays (4,200 metric tonnes) of production. In Sonepat, while 1 lakh trays (300 metric tonnes) of mushroom were produced in 190-91, the production rose to 3,12,800 trays (1,650 metric tonnes) in 2001-2002.

Roadways staff block traffic
Jhajjar, September 20
Employees of the Haryana Roadways here blocked traffic and went on strike following a scuffle with private bus operators on Thursday afternoon. All the buses and other traffic remained jammed in and around the bus stand after the incident at 2 pm. 

A Punjabi pop band from the UK
A Punjabi pop band from the UK performing at the Oysters Water Park in Appu Ghar on Friday. 

Hula hoop at Appu Ghar
Hula hoop at Appu Ghar.
— Tribune Photo

Property tax panel’s report in Nov
New Delhi, September 20
Chairman of the Expert Committee for introducing the Unit Area System for assessment of property tax in the Capital K. Dharamrajan today announced that the final report of the committee would be submitted by mid-November.

NGO holds event to inculcate love for ‘animal citizens’
New Delhi, September 20
Animal lovers will vouch for the fact that in spite of various measures, a lot remains to be done for the animals, especially those inhabiting the streets.

Devi Lal’s birthday celebration draws flak
Rohtak, September 20
The Haryana Youth Congress has alleged that the recent announcement made by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on celebrating the birth anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal in Jind on September 25 exposed the ‘insensitive’ attitude of the state government towards the farmers.

Global meet on mysticism concludes
New Delhi, September 20
The 12th Global Conference on Mysticism concluded here today with a seminar on the ‘Role of Mysticism for World Peace’. 

  • Award for Sewa Bharati

  • Student crushed to death

  • No trace of suspect

Ajay Chautala exhorts youths to do social work
Faridabad, September 20
About one lakh youths will pledge to donate their eyes on the birth anniversary of late kisan leader, Choudhary Devi Lal on September 25. A massive rally is planned to mark the occasion. 



Gangster involved in Delhi Cantt bus robbery arrested
New Delhi, September 20
With the arrest of Hemraj alias Hemu, a member of the Dabbu gang, the North-East district police today claimed to have solved the sensational bus robbery case which took place on September 5 in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Seven held for carrying arms
Rewari, September 20
As many as seven persons, who were carrying illegal weapons, comprising four revolvers, three pistols and seven live cartridges, were arrested from different places in Rewari district recently.

In-laws booked for dowry harassment
Rohtak, September 20
The police have registered a case of dowry harassment against the in-laws of a woman at Thana Kalan village on Thursday. Ms Sudesh, a resident of Basantpur village, alleged in the FIR that her husband and in-laws had been harassing her for dowry.


Soon you’ll be able to order goodies on mobile
New Delhi, September 20
Cadbury or Coke from vending machines will now be available on mobile phones very soon without paying on the spot. Bills for these products will be included in monthly bill of the mobile phone. This was announced at the 4th International Conference and Exhibition of Smart Card technology.



Woman nominee for MDUTA presidentship
Rohtak, September 20
Following the withdrawal of nomination papers by Dr Gulshan Taneja, the Maharshi Dayanand University will witness a direct contest between Dr Sudha Jain, Reader, Sanskrit Department and Dr Narender Kumar Garg, Reader, Commerce Department, for the post of president of the Maharshi Dayanand University Teachers Association slated for September 27. 


HC notice to Delhi Govt, Centre on rag-pickers’ lot
New Delhi, September 20
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre and the Delhi Government on a petition seeking the implementation of various acts to curb the menace of child labour.



Anil shines in swimming
Rohtak, September 20
Anil and Sunil of Government College, Bahadurgarh, swam their way to glory on the opening day of the M.D.University Swimming and Water Polo Championship at MDU swimming pool here today.

Khanna picked as vice-chairman of NCA
C.K. KhannaNew Delhi, September 20
Mr C.K. Khanna, vice-president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association, who recently completed his four-year term as the vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has been appointed the vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy.

Selection of Kirti hailed
New Delhi, September 20
The NCT Cricket Association Delhi has hailed the appointment of former Indian player Kirti Azad, who is a Member of Parliament, as a member of the senior national cricket committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. 

Panchkuian Club down South India
New Delhi, September 20
Panchkuian Club defeated South India Club 3-1 in the opening match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL B Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Dena Bank enter quarters
New Delhi, September 20
A fine half-century by Vishal Sharma (51, 5x4) and deadly bowling by Vikas Vij (3 for 24) helped Dena Bank beat A R Gymkhana by two wickets to enter the quarter-final of the second C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy at the Mohan Meakins ground.

Preet slams century as Scindia Club win
New Delhi, September 20
A fine century by Preet Pal Singh (133, 6x6, 11x4) and deadly bowling by India Under-15 player Sushil Kumar (4 for 22) helped Scindia Club India beat Mont Fort School by 51 runs in a Group C league match of the Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground. Top

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