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Widow found shot dead in VIP area
New Delhi, January 24
A 47-year-old widow of Lajpat Nagar, Mrs. Amrita Kaur, was found shot dead in her Toyota Qualis in Lodhi Estate area late last night.
The Toyota Qualis in which the body of Amrita Kaur was found
The Toyota Qualis in which the body of Amrita Kaur was found. — Tribune Photo

Kidnapped boy discovered in well
Sonepat, January 24
The police found the body of a Class VI student of Rishikul Vidyapeeth Ankit from a well at Barwasni village, about 5 km from here last evening. The decomposed body was wrapped in a gunny bag; the police have sent it for post-mortem examination. The victim was son of Mr Karamvir, a resident of Ashok Vihar, Sonepat.

Rationalisation of teachers goes awry
Faridabad, January 24
The State Education Department is effecting `rationalisation’ of teachers in its schools, so that staff is posted as per student strength and subject requirement.

Separated at birth?
Separated at birth? Preity Zinta and Bipasha Basu at a Sahara India function in the Capital on Friday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhiites will have to segregate waste
New Delhi, January 24
Municipal Commissioner of Delhi Rakesh Mehta said that Delhiites would soon have to “compulsorily” segregate household waste into biodegradable and non-degradable waste before disposing it of.

Dead tell no tales, but they surely pocket pension
Rohtak, January 24
The government has decided to recover the pension amount paid to ineligible persons identified after scrutiny of the list of the beneficiaries of old-age pension.

DUTA threat to boycott exams
New Delhi, January 24
The Delhi University Teachers’ Union (DUTA) has threatened to boycott the examinations if the demands put forward at today’s general body meeting are not conceded within a fortnight.


The Delhi Police and Wildlife Department do not rest on their laurels
The Delhi Police and Wildlife Department do not rest on their laurels. Having shot a leopard in a plywood factory in Neb Sarai, they have seized 44 skins of wild animals, including that of four leopards, from two persons at Old Delhi Railway Station. The market price of the booty is Rs 2.5 lakh. The skins were dispatched from Howrah by parcel. The suspects were arrested while they were collecting the parcel at the railway station.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Need to educate public representatives stressed 
New Delhi, January 24
The secretary general of the All India Citizens Committee, Mr Pramod Arya, yesterday demanded that the government evolve a postgraduate parliamentary management educational course to educate the public representatives so that they carry out their responsibilities properly.

Speaking out
t pains my heart to see rag- pickers, in their teens, fending for themselves in this extremely cold weather. Recently, when I opened the main gate of my house, I found two young boys trying to fight the cold by burning piles of papers. The winter this year proved to be the coldest in the last 40 years.
  • No need to go gaga over Harry Potter
  • Starvation death
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  • Silence not an option
  • Councillors in schools
  • Respect for SC’s order

Walia says Punjabi Bagh flyover is safe 
New Delhi, January 24
Urban Development and Public Works Minister A. K. Walia yesterday inspected the Punjabi Bagh flyover and underpass and declared them “safe” and “sound” for vehicular traffic. A report carried on Wednesday in an afternoon newspaper had questioned the safety of the newly constructed flyover and underpass after cracks had developed in them.

Traffic blocked on Kharkhauda road
Sonepat, January 24
Traffic on the Kharkhauda-Delhi road was held up for two hours by irate residents near Saidpur village, about 25 km from here, yesterday in protest against the failure of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam officials to replace the damaged electricity transformer for the past two weeks.

Security beefed up on UP–Delhi border
Noida, January 24
In view of the Republic Day security on the UP-Delhi border has been beefed up and a close watch is being kept on mischievous elements. This follows decisions taken at a meeting between the UP and Delhi police where need for more foolproof security arrangements was underlined, SSP Rajiv Krishan said.

Two Faridabad girls get Kalashree Award
Faridabad, January 24
Two young girl students of Faridabad have won the prestigious Kalashree Award this year. The Nehru Bal Samiti, Delhi, gives the award each year to talented child artists on the occasion of Children’s Day.

Tanika Gandotra and Shireen Lamba, students of Creative Steps, Faridabad, with their Kalashree Awards.
Tanika Gandotra and Shireen Lamba, students of Creative Steps, Faridabad



Achiever of the Year Award for BHEL CMD
New Delhi, January 24
For sterling contribution to industry, Mr K. G. Ramachandran, Chairman and Managing Director of engineering major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), has been awarded the ‘Achiever of the Year Award’ by CHEMTECH Foundation.


Nehru College in disrepair
Jhajjar, January 24
The Government College, Jhajjar, popularly known as Nehru College, has been crying for the government attention. The reason? The staff and the students have been facing hardships for ages; for want of basic facilities. The college is housed in a dilapidated building.



Shama Award for scribe, classical singer
New Delhi, January 24
The Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Vijay Goel, gave away the 13th Shama Awards here last night. The awards were presented to Pt Mani Prasad, classical singer, Mr Ashwani Kumar, journalist, Shovana Narayan, kathak exponent, Sunil Joshi, poet, Abdul Rehman, ghazal singer, and V. N. Tripathi, writer.
Chanteuse Shibani Kashyap casting a spell over the audience with her mesmerising numbers at Kamani Auditorium.

Chanteuse Shibani Kashyap casting a spell over the audience with her mesmerising numbers


Endless queues, truant doctors, no drugs – That’s the ESI story
Sonepat, January 24
The Employees State Insurance (ESI) scheme is meant to provide medical care and cash benefit to organised workers in case of illness, accident and death. It is a scheme that draws its revenue largely from contributions made by both the employees and the employers for the benefit of the employees working in industrial units.


RDSO ride past Rly Board
New Delhi, January 24
RDSO scored an emphatic 8-1 victory against Railway Board in a Group A match of the PNB-All India Railway Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday. Mohd Shahid scored the first goal in the very first minute and also added the third goal. Manoj Kumar, Z Hassan and Vijay Singh also scored a brace each.

15 countries say ‘yes’ to YMCA boxing
New Delhi, January 24
India, along with 15 foreign countries, have confirmed their participation in the eighth YMCA International Boxing Championship to be held at the YMCA rings, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi from February 4 to 8. The event is recognised by the International Amateur Boxing Federation.

Dogra to meet I G Stadium in final
New Delhi, January 24
East Point Sumit Dogra Academy will take on Indira Gandhi Stadium in the final of the third Shakuntala Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the East Point School ground on Saturday.

  • Modern record win

Delhi annex baseball trophy
New Delhi, January 24
Delhi annexed the 17th Senior National Baseball Championship for men when they defeated Orissa 10-0 in the final at Indore. Mr Ashish Negi was declared the most outstanding player of the tournament.

Moghals edge past City Club
New Delhi, January 24
Moghals Club edged past City Club through a lone first half goal in a Pool A match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.


Computers to trace missing persons 
New Delhi, January 24
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police have installed computers in the missing persons cell which will have data of all reports registered in the police stations as well as unidentified bodies kept in mortuaries in government hospitals and crematoriums. Often, unidentified bodies are cremated without much efforts to identify them.


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