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Ministry sitting on computerisation plan
Delhi Police hit by bureaucratic Inertia?
New Delhi, January 27
An ambitious proposal of the Delhi Police to fully computerise all the 115 police stations in the Capital for better coordination and instant exchange of information about crimes and criminals is lying pending with the Ministry of Home Affairs for the last one year, putting on hold the plans to modernise the force in the nation’s Capital.

Badal faction to oppose religious 
asset ‘sell-off’
New Delhi, January 27
The meeting of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) workers, convened by the Union Minister and party secretary-general, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today resolved to oppose the construction of a multi-storied parking-cum-shopping plaza outside the historic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.

Idols worth crores stolen
Noida, January 27
Antique and historic idols worth crores of rupees were stolen from a Shiv Temple in village Khairpur under Salempur police station area in Bulandshahar three days ago.

Actress Tara Sharma at the set of her new film Saya
Actress Tara Sharma at the set of her new film Saya in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Cops relieved assailants did their job
Sonepat, January 27
The police have so far failed to achieve a breakthrough in the alleged murder of a dreaded criminal, Krishan Mehndipuria, who was shot dead by some unidentified car-borne miscreants near Nahri village, about 25 km from here, on Friday evening. But the police here are relieved at his death as he had been a tough nut to crack.

Some tips for those raring to 
join army
Meerut, January 27
Senior officials of the Army here have been advised by the Army Headquarters to hold recruitment rallies in the area to fill more than 1,000 vacancies at the junior level of combat and technical cadre.

Masked men rob trader’s house 
at gunpoint
Ghaziabad, January 27
Four masked criminals decamped with jewellery and at least Rs 22,000 in cash at gunpoint from the house of a utensil trader in Mohalla Trilok Puram, Hapur, under the Jagdish police post on the Bulandshahr road yesterday. The intruders escaped easily after committing the crime.

Fake poll I-card for just Rs 500!
New Delhi, January 27
With the arrest of three persons, the Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed a racket in fake photo election identity cards. Two of the suspects have been identified as Mohammad Rahis Khan and Sanjay Sharma, employees of Deep Advertising Private Limited, which was authorised to prepare photo identity cards. The third suspect is Ram Kala, an employee of the Delhi Administration.

Education Director summoned
New Delhi, January 27
Taking note of the plea that over five lakh children in the Capital have not received mid-day meals, the Delhi High Court today directed the Director, Education, Delhi Government, and Director, Primary Education, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, to be present at the next hearing of the case.


Delhi Minister of Transport and Power Ajay Maken checking the electronic meter in an autorickshaw
Delhi Minister of Transport and Power Ajay Maken checking the electronic meter in an autorickshaw in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo

CM opens Ranneywell 
water scheme
Faridabad, January 27
For the residents of Faridabad, the Republic Day was an occasion to celebrate for more than one reason. Soon after the Republic Day celebration, the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated the much-awaited Ranneywell water scheme at Dadasiya village, situated near the river Yamuna.

Cracking the mystery of memory, a key function of brain
ight chemistry’ is a well-known term for two persons hitting it off. This has been found to be both, literally as well as figuratively, correct; for it is not only the chemistry, but also the micro-electric pulses generated within the brain, which control the ‘mind’ or the emotions and the thought process of a person. The key to the whole process has been found to be depending upon the chemicals known as the neurotransmitters, or in a layman’s language, the mood molecules.

‘I was a part of you, now you are a part of me’
New Delhi, January 27
You left us two years ago. You left our world a poor and desolate place, never to seem the same again. Suddenly I felt extremely helpless, totally at a loss as to how to go about life without the warmth of your protection. That helplessness comes back to me time and again, whenever I remember the day you left us, forsaken, broken and in the depth of intense sorrow.

 Kamal GhimirayFACE TO FACE
‘As an industry, painting is not flourishing in India’
The saying goes: “Where there is a will, there is a way”. And this adage is true of Kamal Ghimiray, who after years of struggle has carved a niche for himself on the canvas of international art and that too without having gone through an art school or receiving formal training.

Seminar zeroes in on energy
New Delhi, January 27
The Amity Institute of Energy and Environment in association with the National Productivity Council held a daylong seminar focusing on the implementations and implications of the ‘Energy Conservation Act – 2001’ and the plethora of job opportunities arising in its wake.

Residents oppose shifting of transformer
Faridabad, January 27
Residents of Daultabad village, located near Sector 16-A here, have opposed the shifting of a power transformer to the front approach of the village. At a meeting, several residents of the village criticised the move and said the new spot, where the transformer was to be shifted, could prove dangerous.

Journalists assured of action against police 
Rohtak, January 27
The journalists of the town met the Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Sampat Singh, in connection with the beating up of an employee working with a Hindi daily. The Finance Minister assured the journalists that the culprits would be nabbed soon and strict action would be taken against them.

Xen asked to pay damages
New Delhi, January 27
Coming to the aid of a woman who suffered on account of illegal demolition, a city court has ordered an official of the Public Works Department (PWD) to pay Rs 10,000 as damages.

Cop injured in encounter gets promotion
New Delhi, January 27
Rajinder Singh, a Delhi cop, who was shot at and injured seriously by two suspected youths, was given out-of-turn promotion today. He was admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital and operated upon. Doctors on duty said that he was in a serious condition.

First prize for roadways, DRDA tableaux
Faridabad, January 27
The tableaux of the Haryana Roadways, Faridabad and the Department of Rural Development Agency (DRDA) jointly got the first prize at the Republic Day parade here yesterday. The tableaux of the Cooperative sugar mill, Palwal and the Forest Department stood second.

Madan Mataji breathes her last
New Delhi, January 27
Madan Mataji, mother of Mata Sawinder who is wife of the Nirankari Mission head, Baba Hardev Singh, passed away in Mumbai yesterday. Thousands of devotees attended the last rites of Madan Mata ji, who was cremated this morning.


Theft of court papers: Conviction of ‘advocate’ upheld
Rohtak, January 27
Upholding the judgement of conviction and the order of sentence passed by the trial court, the Additional Sessions Judge, Dr Shiva Sharma, said that the appellant Wazir Chand who claimed to be an advocate, committed theft of important documents from the court file.

Youth detained for murder of social worker
Sonepat, January 27
The Sadar police have arrested a youth, Subhash, in connection with the alleged murder of Ms Shanti Devi Malik, a social worker of this city, about two weeks ago. According to a report, a case under Section 302 of the IPC and the Indian Arms Act has been registered against him.

Truck driver, cleaner robbed of Rs 2 lakh
Sonepat, January 27
Four unidentified car-borne armed youths reportedly robbed a truck driver, a cleaner and an employee of a liquor vend of Kaithal, of Rs 2 lakh at a railway crossing near Kami village, about three km from here yesterday.


300 Ayurvedic units, but no lab
Faridabad, January 27
Even as Ayurvedic treatment has become the latest fad in the healthcare sector, customers need to be cautious before they succumb to its charms. It is particularly important considering the fact that although about 300 factories producing Ayurvedic medicines have been functioning in Haryana, the state has no laboratory of its own to test and certify the Ayurvedic products.


Northern Railway eves sail into semis
New Delhi, January 27
Northern Railway eves scored an emphatic 8-0 victory against Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala in a Group A quarter-final clash to roll into the semi-final of the PNB-All India Railway Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Heroes oust Nationals, enter semis
New Delhi, January 27
New Delhi Heroes rallied to outwit Indian Nationals 2-1 and entered the semi-final of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League competition at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

HSBC launches ‘Cheer India’ campaign

New Delhi, January 27
With the World Cup Cricket Championship, to be held in South Africa, just a hailing distance away, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), has started a multi-city “I cheer for India” campaign, which revolves round in giving a cheering boost to the Indian team when they take on the field.

Fashion designer J. J. Vallaya, George Abraham and Richard Groves at the launch of the HSBC’s ‘I Cheer for India’ campaign.

Fashion designer J. J. Vallaya, George Abraham and Richard Groves

Punjab and Sind Bank bag title
New Delhi, January 27
Punjab and Sind Bank (P and SB) annexed the Inter-Bank Hockey Tournament, held as part of the Bank’s Olympiad 2002-03, organised by the Banks’ Sports Board in Bangalore from January 15 to 25.
  • Najafgarh Club in final
  • Chetan Sharma Academy win
  • Priyank hits ton for PMG

Guljar powers Alitalia to victory
New Delhi, January 27
Guljar played a fine all-round role (33 and 4 for 15) to help Alitalia beat Saxena and Saxena by 104 runs in a Champions Trophy cricket match at the Venkateshwara College ground. Guljar was named the Man of the Match.


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