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Women trash MCD claims on amenities 
New Delhi, January 23
If women living in Sundernagri and New Seemapuri are to be believed, the works undertaken by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are anything but satisfactory.

BSF dare devils during the Republic Day dress rehearsal in the Capital
BSF dare devils during the Republic Day dress rehearsal in the Capital on Thursday.

HUDA turns heat on misuse of residential premises
Panipat, January 23
After years of dilly-dallying, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has wielded the stick against the allottees misusing residential accommodation for commercial purposes and has started sealing their establishments.

Modernity bypasses Pul Bangash
New Delhi, January 23
Even the Metro Rail slithers and swerves when it approaches Pul Bangash on the Filmistan-Tis Hazari salient. And now a new flyover intended for motorists traversing from Karol Bagh to destinations beyond Tis Hazari to avoid the crowded Azad Market area is going to come up. This may give the old bridge a breather. But it will cut across a portion of the National Capital Territory, where ancient and modern technology are vying for space, thereby destroying both trees and structures.

The new flyover will give Pul Bangash a breather, but spell doom for some other structures. — Photo by Cecil Victor
The new flyover will give Pul Bangash a breather, but spell doom for some other structures

Some things don’t change at BSNL
Faridabad, January 23
If one thought that the winds of change are blowing in the corridors of the government-backed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), especially with it introducing WiLL and setting up customer care services to beat private mobile phone companies at their own game, that hope stands belied. May be, because, as the saying goes, old habits die hard.

Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal: A Black Cat commando during the rehearsal of the Republic Day parade in the Capital on Thursday.—  Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Son of MCD engineer feared kidnapped
Noida, January 23
Mohit Sharma, the son of an engineer of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, is feared to have been abducted on his way back from school yesterday. Since no ransom call was received till late in the night, the police do not rule out the possibility that the kidnapping could have been the result of a property dispute in the family.

DLF launches its multiplex
Gurgaon, January 23
The DLF Group, one of the country’s largest real estate companies, today made its foray into the entertainment industry by launching its first cinema multiplex. The multiplex, built by the recently floated DT Cinemas, was opened at the DLF City Centre here.

DDA to strictly monitor additions
New Delhi:
The Delhi Development Authority today clarified that the regularisation of the changes was not absolute, but was subject to certain conditions. The DDA said it had drawn plans to strictly monitor additions being done in DDA flats and “proper action” would be taken against those flouting norms.

Sun keeps up pretences, so far so good
New Delhi:
A bright sun on Thursday brought much cheer to the Capital, which is in the grip of a cold wave for the past few weeks. Delhi has just witnessed the longest spell of fog and the lowest temperatures in the last four decades.


RLD up in arms against ‘Chautala Shahi’
Rewari, January 23
The Rashtriya Lok Dal, a political outfit of the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, has decided to take up the cudgels against what the party functionaries describe here as ‘Chautala Shahi’.

Drought relief just an ‘eyewash’
Jhajjar, January 23
The spokesman of the HPCC and a former minister, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, today accused the Haryana government of befooling the farmers in the name of providing drought relief.

Dharna for fair deal to drought-hit farmers 
Jhajjar, January 23
The Rashtriya Lok Dal on Wednesday staged a symbolic dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in protest against the non-payment of compensation to the drought-affected farmers of the district.

Delhi tail-end villages getting canal water
Sonepat, January 23
The Delhi Water Service Division in the irrigation department has taken a lead in ensuring the supply of canal water to the fields of the farmers at the tail-end villages.

Safety will be the byproduct of his research
Rohtak, January 23
Dr R.S.Chaudhary, Professor of Chemistry at Maharshi Dayanand University, has established himself as a well-known corrosion control scientist and has done extensive research work in the field of corrosion inhibitors. He has published 65 research papers, including 30 of them in reputed international journals and has delivered many lectures at national and international conferences on the topic.

People salute Netaji
Rohtak, January 23
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was remembered on his 106th birth anniversary by the district authorities and the Congressmen here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, paid floral tributes to Netaji in a park at Subhash Nagar locality as well as at Subhash Chowk.

Sun smiles on Sonepat
Sonepat, January 23
The foggy weather conditions came to end today after the sun shines in the city and elsewhere. According to a report, Sonepat city and its surrounding areas had remained under foggy weather conditions and disrupted the normal life, business activity, rail and road traffic to a great extent.

CPM condemns police action
The Communist Party (Marxist), Haryana has condemned the lathi-charge on the students of Kurukshetra University. Describing it as shameful, the party has stated that it deserved strongest public condemnation.


City Bank defrauded of Rs 5 lakh
Noida, January 23
An employee of the Baroda Bank has defrauded the City Bank of Rs 5 lakh. The manager of City Bank, Mr Shiv Prasad, has filed a report with the police that one K.P. Singh of Bank of Baroda had illegally withdrawn Rs 5 lakh from his bank on the basis of false documents. However, no arrest has been made in the case so far.


VC nominates members to AC, court
Rohtak, January 23
The Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Maj-Gen B.S.Suhag(Retd), has nominated Mr R.K.Narula, Principal of K. M. College of Education, Bhiwani as member of the Academic Council of the university with immediate effect for a period of two years under Statue-13 of University Act.


Consumer Court directs ITPO to pay Rs 5,000 in damages
New Delhi, January 23
A Consumer Court in the Capital has held the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) guilty of deficiency of service and unfair trade practice, as it delayed the handing over of possession of a kiosk at Pragati Maidan after taking the deposit amount.


Depicting the concept of unity in diversity
rakriti Purusha - Eternal Images of Indian Art’, is an exhibition on display at the National Museum. It examines the significance of the Indian civilisation, starting from Harappan culture.  
  • Brushstrokes from Anup
  • Nature Bazaar
  • Pictorial  transformations

Governor praises artists
Sonepat, January 23
The Haryana Governor, Babu Paramanand has said that it was only hard work, discipline and dedication that could make a good artist. Speaking at a function organised in connection with the famous `raaginis’ of noted Haryanavi poet, Pt. Luxmi Chand, on the premises of the HSIDC complex at Rai, about 13 km from here yesterday, the Governor said that art was a mirror of life and it develops noble quality in a man.


Free health service to women, diabetics
New Delhi, January 23
The Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research is offering free consultation on diabetes and women’s health at Dr Morepen, Lifespring store, South Extension. The residents of Delhi can avail themselves of the benefit of free consultation from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm till January 30.


ICF roll to big victory
New Delhi, January 23
Integral Coach Factory (ICF) blanked WAP 5-0 in a Group D match of the PNB-All India Railway Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday. Dinakaran opened the scoring in the 11th minute and scored the second goal too, a minute later. Vinod Kumar hit home the third goal in the 23rd minute while Srikanthan and Rajendra Prasath accounted for the fourth and fifth goals in the 59th and 63rd minutes, respectively

PBL Rai lift Corporate Cup
New Delhi, January 23
An all-round performance by Narender (58 and 3 for 2) was the highlight of PBL Rai and Sons’ six-wicket victory against Daksh in the final of the Corporate Cup Cricket Tournament at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.
  • Elvee beat Hughes

  • Ravindra in final

Delhi team get warm welcome
New Delhi, January 23
The Delhi Under-17 team, who beat Uttar Pradesh on the basis of their first innings lead at Kanpur to lift the Vijay Merchant Trophy Cricket Tournament title, were accorded a warm welcome at the New Delhi Railway Station by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) Sports Committee members.

Haryana trounce Punjab
New Delhi, January 23
Haryana defeated Punjab by six wickets to record their second victory in the M A Chidambaram Trophy Under-19 Cricket Tournament, organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, at the Jamia Millia Islamia University cricket ground.

Former Cricketers’ Association secretary Rakesh Handa felicitating Indian World Cup team members Parthiv Patel and Ashish Nehra
Former Cricketers’ Association secretary Rakesh Handa felicitating Indian World Cup team members Parthiv Patel and Ashish Nehra at a function in the Capital.

NTPC rout Canon
New Delhi, January 23
Prahlad Ramrakhiani hit an unbeaten 41 to help National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) rout Canon India by 47 runs in a league match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground. Prahlad was adjudged the Man of the Match.

  • Deep Chand Cricket

Delhi annex title
New Delhi, January 23
Hosts Delhi defeated Ahemedabad by 75 runs and annexed the SBI Inter-Circle Cricket Tournament at the Delhi University ground. Ajay Verma of Delhi was declared the best batsman of the tournament while Vijay Bahadur Mishra got the best bowler award. Ganesh Kumar of Chennai was named the man of the tournament.

Nationals outshine Moonlight
New Delhi, January 23
Indian Nationals edged past Moonlight 1-0 in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)- SAIL Senior Division Super League match at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. The match-winner materialised four minutes after the kick off when Yash Pal headed in, following a flag kick.


HC demands report on animal flaying 
New Delhi, January 23
Expressing concern over the reports that animal carcasses were being flayed at Gazipur landfill site in East Delhi, the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Municipal Commissioner to file a detailed report in this regard.


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