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Higher auto, taxi fares from Feb 1
New Delhi, January 20
Travel by autorickshaw or taxi will become costlier from February 1. Transport Minister Ajay Maken on Monday told media persons the Council of Ministers met in the morning and ratified the revised fare structure. The revised fares will be declared on January 31. 

Dhindsa joins parking lot row
‘Construction of shopping complex insult to Sikh faith’
New Delhi, January 20
With the Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) General Secretary, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, also condemning the construction of a multi-storied parking lot-cum-shopping complex outside Gurdwara Bangla Sahib by the NDMC, the ties between the SAD and the BJP in the Capital have taken a bad knock.

Air Chief Marshal Krishnaswamy, PVSM, AVSM, YM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, being briefed by an NCC cadet Air Chief Marshal Krishnaswamy, PVSM, AVSM, YM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, being briefed by an NCC cadet at a Republic Day Camp-2003.


Fly-by-night exporter dupes people of Rs 20 lakh
Ghaziabad, January 20
People here have reportedly been defrauded of more than Rs 20 lakh by B. S. Chauhan of Global Exports, an outfit started by him about three months ago in Ten Singh Palace on Rakesh Marg here. He has to all intents and purposes absconded.

The day it rained eggs & tomatoes 
Meerut, January 20
Stones were not the only objects which were pelted by irate traders at the house of the Additional Commissioner, Trade Tax Department, here. It also rained eggs and tomatoes at the hapless officer’s residence. 

Fog turns Sonepat into ghost town
Sonepat, January 20
Sonepat city and its surrounding areas continued to shiver as people witnessed another coldest night of the season. The dense fog and zero visibility disrupted normal life, business activity, rail and road traffic.

Leaders defuse tension
There was considerable tension in the city today, following the distribution of inflammatory leaflets. The leaflets were issued in the name of the councillor of Kala Bhatta, a minority pocket.

‘White rust’ fears
Bhiwani, January 20
In view of the possibility of ‘white rust’ affecting sarson crop, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harpal Singh, has directed the Agriculture Department officials to store adequate quantity of anti-rust medicines.


SeparatSeparating the disc from the discard
SeparatSeparating the disc from the discard: Two rag-pickers repack the discarded CDs in Connaught Place on Monday. — Photo by Anil Sharma

AICC general secretary Ambika Soni with Renu Jogi, wife of the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh
AICC general secretary Ambika Soni with Renu Jogi, wife of the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh at the inauguration of Shabri Chattisgarh handicrafts and handloom exhibition in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo 

PHDCCI calls for acceleration of reforms 
New Delhi, January 20
While populist budgetary proposals would be high on the agenda of Delhi Finance Minister Mahinder Singh Saathi, as the state goes to the polls later this year, an influential industrial and trading lobby has come out with a hard economic programme that the minister cannot wish away while drafting the Budget for 2003-04.

Farmers of southern dists getting a raw deal: Vidrohi
Sonepat, January 20
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, today flayed the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala for the alleged injustice meted out to the farmers of southern districts as well as Sonepat and Rohtak districts in the matter of drought relief.

Flyover construction gets a flying start
New Delhi, January 20
The Public Work Department, an important organ of Delhi government for the developmental process, has for the first time introduced Q-4 standards on the construction of flyovers. These standards are comparable to ISO-9002.

TUs cry foul, seek probe into dept working
Sonepat, January 20
Representatives of various trade unions today sent a joint memorandum to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, demanding a high level probe into the scandalous working of the Labour Department in Sonepat district and immediate suspension of the District Labour Officer and the inspectorate staff for not safeguarding the interests of the working class.

12 new faces in Buwani Khera municipal committee
Bhiwani, January 20
Buwani Khera municipal committee elections will see 12 new faces this year. The voters also preferred new faces against the old ones. Only one out of nine candidates has been elected for second term.

It takes 10 yrs to secure conviction in adulteration case
Rohtak, January 20
Upholding the conviction of Naresh Kumar, a milk vendor of Samchana village awarded by the Chief Judicial Magistrate for possessing substandard and adulterated milk for sale, the Additional Sessions Judge, Dr Shiva Sharma, rejected the argument that the convict was less than 18 years on the day of the commission of offence 10 years ago.

Discrimination in demolition drive alleged 
Faridabad, January 20
The president of the Congress district unit (Women), Ms Sharda Rathaur, criticised the demolition of about 500 houses and jhuggis in Azad Nagar locality of Sector-5 here yesterday by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

AHPCU demands better working conditions 
Faridabad, January 20
The All Haryana Power Corporations Workers Union (AHPCU), representing the majority of the employees of the Power Department, has questioned the “ongoing reforms and overall progress in the power sector”. It said that the power situation in the state would not change if the interests of the staff were overlooked.

UPCC campaign reins in defaulters
Noida, January 20
The campaign for an on-the-spot checking, launched by the UP Power Corporation, has been a grand success, yielding a revenue of over Rs 1 lakh. The power connection of one factory has been disconnected and the factory fined Rs 3.5 lakh for using 25 horsepower more than its sanctioned limit.

‘We must move away from pass-fail system in schools’
 Dr K. Venkatasubramanian.D
r K. Venkatasubramanian is a noted educationist and well-known economist who studied in Columbia University, New York, and taught at York University, UK. He was the founder Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry Central University. As a Member of the Planning Commission, he is in charge of education, health and family welfare, women and child development, youth affairs, sports, culture and police research in the rank of a Union Minister of State.

Rally against ‘worsening’ law and order
Rohtak, January 20
The activists of the Congress took out a demonstration in the town in the afternoon today against the ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation in the state. The demonstrators assembled at the Bhiwani Stand chowk and marched through the main markets of the town.

GVM girls cherish the memory of their alma mater
Sonepat, January 20
To maintain relations between the old students and the college, an alumni meet was organised on the premises of the GVM Girls College here last evening. According to a report, more than 100 old students and their parents attended the function. Speaking on the occasion, the college Principal, Dr Shakuntala Gakhar, highlighted the achievements of the college in academic and sports events and claimed that the girls of the college have got good posts after passing their exams.

Raid on ration depot for black marketing
Rohtak, January 20
A team of district officials led by the City Magistrate, Ms Ranjit Kaur, raided a ration depot at Gandhra village today. A case was registered against the depot owner for selling ration in the black market.

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‘Prasad’ of burnt body distributed 
New Delhi, January 20
With the arrest of one Kailash, the South district police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case in Badarpur area. On January 14, the police received a call that a rickshaw-puller was disposing of a body by throwing it in the Agra canal, Badarpur.


R R Gym enter Ajit Singh cricket semis
New Delhi, January 20
Former Delhi Ranji Trophy player Sandeep Angurala cracked a rapidfire 57, off just 29 balls, studded with four sixes and six fours, to help Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce by nine wickets and entered the semi-final of the seventh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament, organised by Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, at its ground in Pitampura.

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Central Railway record big victory
New Delhi, January 20
Central Railway trounced Railway Board 13-0, after leading by 4-0 at half time, in a Group A match of the PNB-All India Railway Men’s Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday. The tournament was inaugurated by Northern Railway general manager R K Singh.

Eashwar hits ton in Teri’s win
New Delhi, January 20
A dashing century knock of 145 by K P Eashwar and a devastating medium-pace bowling by R K Pachauri (4 for 12) enabled hosts Teri beat CR Infotech by 155 runs in the second league match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.
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Meerut University lift Rohinton Baria title 
Meerut, January 20
Deadly bowling (6 for 41), including a hattrick by left arm spinner Gaourav Tyagi (senior) and fine knock of 54 by Shikhar Bisnoi helped host Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, defeated West Zone Champion Gujarat University, Ahemedabad in the final of the All India Inter-Varsity Cricket Championship and clinched the Rohinton Baria Trophy at Victoria Park Stadium in Meerut.
The Meerut University Cricket team with the Rohinton Baria Trophy
The Meerut University Cricket team with the Rohinton Baria Trophy.

Air Force crush Moghals
New Delhi, January 20
Indian Air Force, New Delhi, registered a facile 3-0 victory against Moghals in a Pool A match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League match at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Air Force led by 2-0 at the interval.

Patna enter cricket semis
New Delhi, January 20
Tarun Kumar scored an unbeaten 78 to help Patna defeat Bengal by eight wickets and entered the semi-final of the All-India State Bank of India Inter-Circle Cricket Tournament at the Hindu College ground.


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