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Benevolent govt offers Re 1 as drought relief
Sonepat, January 21
The euphoria among the farmers over the drought relief announcement by the Haryana Government dissipated into thin air when they were actually given the compensation money at Nangal Kalan village in the Rai Assembly constituency of this district. 

Reforms doomed, unless Centre helps: Maken
New Delhi, January 21
It is a make or break time for Power Minister Ajay Maken as he negotiates the few months that separate him and his party from the elections. 

Final touches being given to Delhi’s Metro Rail tableau

Final touches being given to Delhi’s Metro Rail tableau for the Republic Day parade in the Capital. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Rural couples stick to one-child norm
Rohtak, January 21
The mind-set about a girl child seems to be changing among the educated rural folks, at least in this part of Haryana. The educated youth are increasingly questioning the notion that a male child is a must for continuing the family lineage.

Thanas vacant due to lopsided policy
Meerut, January 21
The acute shortage of manpower has badly affected the working at the thanas in Meerut district. Incidentally, this is the outcome of a State government order under which all civil police recruits of the 1998 batch were inducted into the the Armed Police. This order had a bearing on all the seven districts of the Meerut police zone.

Chautala toots his own horn, with elan
Panipat, January 21
When it comes to defending the indefensible, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, is second to none. Even as Haryana cries for civic amenities, Mr Chautala, in his own wisdom, has claimed that the state has achieved a record of sorts in executing development works.

Contempt notice to DC
Panipat, January 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a contempt of court notice to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mulk Raj Anand, and directed him to appear in the court either personally or through a counsel on January 18.



Now, monkeys’ dream destination is Gurgaon
Gurgaon, January 21
The homo sapiens are not the only ones who have taken a fancy to the fast growing Gurgaon city. It appears that the animals also do and, with gusto. The latest from the animal kingdom to have invaded the city in hordes are monkeys, giving sleepless nights to the municipal authorities and the residents.

An artiste from Punjab in a lighter mood
An artiste from Punjab in a lighter mood after the Republic Day parade rehearsal in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

IOC plea on oil: ‘Waste not, want not’
Noida, January 21
Oil Conservation Fortnight is being observed at Pipelines Division Head Office of Indian Oil Corporation, Noida, from January 15 to 31. Mr A M Uplenchwar, Director (Pipelines) of IndianOil, inaugurating the Oil Conservation Fortnight at Pipelines Division HO, Noida, called for stringent measures to conserve oil as “it is a very precious commodity”.

Meerut Cantt ambles down memory lane
Meerut, January 21
The busy Mall Road wore a deserted look since morning on Tuesday as the Corps of Military Police personnel took charge of the traffic system on each road leading to the Mall, directing the motorists to follow traffic rules.

TU slams razing of 500 jhuggis
Faridabad, January 21
The United Trade Union Council and its affiliated organisations have condemned the demolition of over 500 jhuggis. The UTUC leaders in a joint press statement here today said that the demolition drive had been targeting the poor only.

SP gets a mouthful of biryani
Ghaziabad, January 21
A plate of steaming biryani for the Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Uday Shankar. Only, it was presented to him in style. It came flying at him at breathtaking speed. He couldn’t have had it anyway.

Fog thins out, cold stays put
New Delhi, January 21
Even though the fog thinned out relatively early on Tuesday morning and the basked in sunshine, the minimum temperature dipped to four degree below normal. As against this, on Monday the minimum temperature had risen to 5.8 degrees Celsius.

Winners of Kharkhauda civic body polls named
Sonepat, January 21
The Returning Officer has announced the names of winning candidates who contested the elections to the Municipal Committee of Kharkhauda in this district.

Missing for last nine years
Faridabad, January 21
January 26 may be just another day for many people, may be another Republic Day. But for Mr A. K. Malik, an Assistant Director with the National Power Training Institute here, and his family, the day will mark the ninth year since his elder brother went missing abruptly. 

HUDA told to pay Rs 1,000 for harassing consumer
Gurgaon, January 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Estate Officer, Haryana Urban Development Authority, to pay Rs 1,000 as compensation against damages and harassment to the complainant, Mr S P Nagrath.

RWAs join hands to sort out security issue
Gurgaon, January 21
Residents’ welfare associations in DLF Phase-III have joined hands to increase their leverage with the promoters of the DLF City, the DLF Universal Ltd. The Residents’ Welfare Association (RWAs-QE), Phase-III has now merged with DLF City Phase-III.

Mysterious disease kills 60 milch animals
Rohtak, January 21
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav visited Mungan village today where more than 60 milch animals have reportedly died in the past ten days from a mysterious disease.

Appu Ghar salutes the ‘sentinels of the nation’
New Delhi, January 21
The Capital’s amusement park, Appu Ghar, has decided to join in the Republic Day celebrations. With the aim of bringing in more visitors from the armed forces during the weekend celebrations, it has announced a huge cut in the price of entry tickets.

Come clean on Fiji funds: Vidrohi
Faridabad, January 21
The Janata Dal president of the Haryana unit, Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has asked the state government to issue a clarification on the funds collected by it for helping the deposed Prime Minister of Fiji, Mr Mahender Chaudhary.



Robbery-cum-murder case solved
New Delhi, January 21
The South district police today claimed to have worked out a robbery-cum-murder case that took place in Lajpat Nagar recently. The prime suspect, identified as Sanjay, was a domestic servant of one Sarv Daman.

10 booked
Bhiwani, January 21
The police charged 10 persons with attempt to murder after beating up a youth to death today. The police registered a case against Jage Ram, Karn Singh, Vijay, Naresh, Dalbir, Ajay, Ashok, Satte, Rameshwar and one unidentified person of Kakroli Hukami village, under sections 148, 149, 449 and 302 of the IPC, on the complaint of Jagbir, son of Birbal. 


Govt’s concessions welcomed by industrial organisations
Gurgaon, January 21
Industrial bodies have welcomed the much-needed series of concessions for trade and industries by the Haryana Government. The chairman of the Haryana State Council, CII (Northern Region), Mr Vipin Sondhi, said the reduction in Local Area Development Tax from 4 per cent to 2 per cent, tax reduction on industrial fuels from 10 per cent to 4 per cent and the option of lump sum tax for the plywood industry are good incentives for industries in the state.



15 students to visit Germany
New Delhi, January 21
The Jamia University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Erfurt University of Germany seeking co-operation in the field of education, research and staff development.

Students, teachers hold fast
New Delhi, January 21
Agitated students, teachers and karamcharis of Swami Shradhanand College held a dharna and began a hunger strike outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office here today. The Joint Action Committee of Shradhanand College is protesting against the Delhi University’s delay in providing compensation to the family of late Dr M. N. Singh, who was gunned down in the college premises by a former student.



Hair-raising tales authored by Vandana Luthra
uick-fix solutions to short haircut problems. We are talking about a hair-raising experience. For those with short hair, the New Year has untied a bundle of surprise, you don’t have to wait endlessly for the tresses to grow. We are told that human hair grows a measly one centimetre a month. 

  • Early spring collection 2003

  • Suits, jackets in imported fabric

  • AAFT session commences

  • For that special day for men



DD to telecast World Cup matches
New Delhi, January 21
Global Cricket Corporation, the worldwide rights owner, and Nimbus Communications Ltd, the revenue management company for International Cricket Council World Cup 2003 telecasts over Doordarshan, have entered into an arrangement with Doordarshan to enhance the coverage of the World Cup Cricket on the terrestrial networks of DD.

Satinder’s knock helps DSTA tie match
New Delhi, January 21
A crackling half-century by Satinder Singh helped Delhi Scooter Traders’ Association Secretary’s XI tie the final match against DSTA President’s XI in the annual DSTA PMC Cup at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Malviya Club enter Ajit cricket final
New Delhi, January 21
Devastating bowling performances by Rohit Mehra (3 for 6) and left-arm spinner T. Anand (3 for 19) helped Malviya Club beat Khalsa College by three wickets to enter the final of the seventh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground at Pitampura.

Vaibhav Rawal slams century
New Delhi, January 21
An unbeaten century knock of 134, studded with 15 boundaries, by Vaibhav Rawal helped R P Cricket Academy defeat Don Bosco School and entered the semi-final of the SPM Cricket Tournament at the SPM Ground, Punjabi Bagh.

Vijay Mishra bowls Delhi to victory
New Delhi, January 21
A fiery 6 for 19 spell by leg-spinner Vijay Bahadur Mishra helped Delhi trounce Patna by 94 runs and entered the final of the All-India State Bank Inter-Circle Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. Delhi will take on Ahmedabad in the final.

Western Railway derail South Eastern
New Delhi, January 21
Western Railway derailed South Eastern Railway 4-0 in a women’s Group B match of the PNB-All India Railway Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday.


River Police Patrol proposed
New Delhi, January 21
The Delhi Police have sent a proposal to the central government for creation of a River Police Patrol to provide security from the Yamuna side to the VIPs who visit Rajghat and important establishments like Players Building, which houses the Delhi Secretariat, IGI Stadium and Red Fort.

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