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Dense fog turns life topsy-turvy
New Delhi, January 19
Dense fog continued to disrupt life in Delhi, Sonepat, Noida, Ghaziabad and several NCR towns as air, rail and road traffic was thrown out of gear. People in the region have been weathering inclement conditions for more than a fortnight now.

Congress rally guns for BJP
New Delhi, January 19
The Congress on Sunday hit out against the BJP-led NDA government for pursuing “myopic” policies that divided society on communal lines and which did precious little to improve the economic condition of the working class.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and AICC general secretary Ambika Soni at the ‘Halla Bol’ rally in the Capital Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and AICC general secretary Ambika Soni at the ‘Halla Bol’ rally in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo Anil Sharma


Notice to Toll Bridge Co to pay stamp duty
Noida, January 19
As part of the special campaign launched by the district administration for registration of property, a notice has been served on Noida Toll Bridge Company, a subsidiary of Inter-Toll Plaza Company, South Africa, which constructed the Delhi-Noida-Delhi toll bridge across the Yamuna.

Which way the wind is blowing?
Which way the wind is blowing? — Photo Anil Sharma

Candlelit autopsies in medical college
Meerut, January 19
Don’t be surprised if a doctor conducting a post-mortem in LLRM Medical College Hospital reports the cause of death as due to gunshot when it could be due to poisoning. Or if the time of death reported has you at your wits’ end. For that matter, even the sex of the victim could change overnight.

Rohtak ‘mohallas’ get piped water after 30-year wait
Rohtak, January 19
Residents of Pradhana Mohalla, Kayasthan Mohalla and Julahawala Mohalla, situated at a high altitude in this ancient town, are jubilant on the receipt of piped water supply after a wait of nearly 30 years.

‘Late’ gangster held after encounter in Nangloi
New Delhi, January 19
A notorious dacoit and leader of the Nitya-Satya gang, Nitya Sunar who was presumed dead by the Patna police during an encounter in a train with the Delhi Police inspector Abhey Kumar, was finally caught by the West district police. He was living under a fictitious name in Delhi.


CM suspends official for corruption
Gurgaon, January 19
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, yesterday suspended Mr Illiyas Haider of the Soil Conservation Department on charges of corruption. Mr Chautala gave orders for his suspension during a meeting of the District Grievances and Redressal Committee.

Swift completion of projects stressed
Bhiwani, January 19
The Administrative Secretary of Bhiwani district and Commissioner, Food and Supply Department, Haryana, Mr H. C. Disodia, directed the district officials to ensure time-bound completion of the ongoing development projects announced in the Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar programmes.

Models during a fashion show at India International Garment Fair-2003 in the Capital
Models during a fashion show at India International Garment Fair-2003 in the Capital.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rabi crops face bleak future as winter rains play truant
Sonepat, January 19
Rabi crops in this district may be a big failure this year if there is no timely rain. The district has received little rain since the beginning of the current winter season. Even the monsoon rains were insufficient and the kharif crops were badly hit.

Residents worried over lack of civic amenities
Sonepat, January 19
Long and seemingly endless traffic snarls, hawkers spilling over to the streets, huge potholes on roads and apathy of the safai workers, leaving piles of garbage, is a sad commentary on the civic life in Sonepat.

Prolonged power cuts unnerve residents
Bhiwani, January 19
Undeclared and unscheduled power cuts add to the woes of the residents of the district reeling under severe cold. People are exasperated by the power cuts, which prolong for hours. They are now planning to launch an agitation.

Ghaziabad cops solve blind murders
Ghaziabad, January 19
The Dholana and Indirapuram police have arrested two persons for two murders, one in each area. Since they were blind murders, it was a rather difficult job for the police to solve them.

Mayoral team off to three nations
New Delhi, January 19
A five-member team led by the City Mayor, Mrs Jaishree Panwar, has gone on a foreign tour to attend a workshop, “International Workshop on Rural and Urban Development Management”, being organised in three countries – Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

No shop closes here even on weekly holiday
Faridabad, January 19
Norms related to the shop Act are being flouted by most of the traders and shopkeepers here. A large numbers of showrooms, shops and other trading establishments can be seen open on any holiday, especially Sundays, here.

Workers intensify stir for payment of bonus
Sonepat, January 19
The employees of Haryana Sheet Glass Company at Sewli village have intensified their agitation against the non-payment of bonus by the management. According to a report, the agitating employees have also launched an indefinite dharna, which entered the third day today.

Sheila launches ‘clean and green’ drive
New Delhi, January 19
A ‘keep the city clean and green’ drive and solid waste management combined with eco-care programmes aimed at benefiting about 600 families were launched today at Vasant Kunj under the Bhagidari scheme of the Government of NCT of Delhi with support from the local Residents’ Welfare Association and Coca-Cola India.


Navy cook killed in mishap
New Delhi, January 19
Nathi Singh (45), a cook in the Navy, died last night in a road accident that took place at the flyover opposite ISBT, Kashmere Gate. An unknown vehicle hit him from behind and he fell on the divider of the flyover. He died on the spot. A case of causing death due to rash and negligent driving has been registered in the Kashmere Gate police station.


A fast track to the heart of your valentine
With an eye on Valentines, Fastrack, the fashion brand from Titan, has launched a new collection for exuberant young men and women who have an eye for detail and a feel for fashion. The men’s range includes chunky watches in interesting shapes in steel, with leather in the latest material and colours. It is a perfect complement to the latest casual wear.
  • User-friendly device
  • High quality fabric
  • Namkeen varieties
  • Versace sport
  • Window coverings
  • Innerwear
  • Paradox shirts
  • Music lovers
  • Just for men
  • Internet camera
  • Chemical-free jaggery
  • Gen-x shoe
  • Home theatre
  • Data management


Pathways breaks new ground in school design
Pathways World School has been selected to receive the ‘Design Share Award – 2002’ from a New York-based architectural body for innovative school design from among over 85 project entries from 14 countries. Spread over a 30-acre campus, on an elevated, wooded site in the Aravalli Hills, the school has created an exceptional environment for its students and faculty.

  • Coke joins hands with Indian Army

  • DPS’ new branch in Kabul

  • Annual Day

  • Fancy dress  competition

  • Sports Day

  • Sports Day  celebration

  • Music and dance programme

Students of Sangeet Niketan (South Delhi branch) strike a pose. — Photo Anil Sharma

Students of Sangeet Niketan (South Delhi branch) strike a pose

Synergise to achieve
As I plodded my way to the town, the road looked endless. I was tired and the destination appeared so distant. Then, I met a fellow traveller. We walked together and the town seemed so much closer. A third traveller joined us and the journey was no longer an ordeal, but a joyous trip, full of laughter and fun. We reached the town too soon”. What seems so difficult alone, becomes so easy when tackled by a group.


Super Star sail into semi-final
New Delhi, January 19
Rajesh Sharma played an all-round role (47, 7x4 and 2 for 26) as Super Star Club defeated Youngsters Club by three runs and entered the semi-final of the seventh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament, organised by the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, at its ground in Pitampura. Rajesh Sharma was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Indian soccer star Baichung Bhutia surrounded by fans
Indian soccer star Baichung Bhutia surrounded by fans.

Jindal School beat Manavsthali
New Delhi, January 19
Akhil Yadav (54) and Akshay Arora (4 for 23) played star roles as N C Jindal School defeated Manavsthali by ten wickets in the sixth Rohtak Road Gymkhna R P Jain Inter-School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Pankaj, Manish help Delhi beat Bhubaneshwar
New Delhi, January 19
Pankaj Kaushik hit a strokefilled 75 and Manish Giri claimed five wickets for 19 runs as Delhi beat Bhubaneswar by 184 runs and entered the semi-final of the All-India State Bank of India Inter-Circle Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Sunday.

TVS Racing all set for a grand finish
New Delhi, January 19
Team TVS Racing, a formidable motocross team in the country, are all set to extend their superiority in the MRF Motocross Championship with a clean sweep in the final round in Bangalore.

Delhi Police upset Indian National
New Delhi, January 19
Delhi Police scored an upset 1-0 victory against Indian National in a Pool A match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.

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