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Paranoid Delhi Police to shun all-India games
New Delhi, February 5
Owing to the heightened threat perception, largely because of the terrorist strikes, and the general law and order problem in the Capital, the Delhi Police have decided to stretch their human resource pool to the hilt.

HC orders opening of ITDC eatery
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi High Court has de-sealed the Lebanese restaurant in Ashoka Hotel premises on the ground that no unauthorised construction had taken place inside the ITDC flagship hotel.

Problem of plenty in sugar industry
Rohtak. February 5
The godowns of the sugar mills here are overflowing owing to the bumper output and poor demand of the product in the market. As a result, the rates of free quota sugar have crashed to the lowest level in January.

‘Escape Channel’ project runs aground for want of funds
Rewari, February 5
The Irrigation Department authorities in Haryana are running from pillar to post to raise funds for a project devised by them for constructing a 6 km-long channel linking Jawahar Lal Nehru(JLN) Canal and the jinxed Masani Barrage, situated about 30 km from here.

Workers engaged in dismantling the VVIP enclosure erected for the Republic Day parade on Rajpath
Workers engaged in dismantling the VVIP enclosure erected for the Republic Day parade on Rajpath. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Contaminated bottled water: Probe ordered
New Delhi, February 5
Taking cognisance of media reports that highlighted the contamination in mineral water bottles during a random survey in the Capital and Mumbai, the Government today announced a high-level probe into the matter. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) had yesterday released the results of a survey conducted by them that revealed the presence of deadly pesticides in various brands of bottled drinking water.

IAF man arrested on rape charge
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi Police have arrested an Indian Air Force personnel on rape charge from Delhi Cantonment area. The suspect was identified as Vijender Rathi. The victim had come to meet her sister.



BJP seeks sops for middle class in Union Budget
New Delhi, February 5
Bitter memories of Yashwant Sinha’s Budget 2002-2003 have come back to haunt the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana flanked by Sahib Singh Verma and V. K. Malhotra at a press conference after submitting a memorandum to Finance Minister Jaswant Singh on Delhi BJP’s suggestions for the Budget in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 
Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana flanked by Sahib Singh Verma and V. K. Malhotra at a press conference after submitting a memorandum to Finance Minister Jaswant Singh

But CII hands out bitter pills to Delhi Government
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi Government must brace itself for tough measures including implementation of VAT from April, rationalisation of stamp duty, user charges, and re-prioritisation of expenditure to improve the foundation of the fiscal situation, said the Confederation of Indian Industries, Northern Region.

Civic amenities miss the mark in a city flush with money
Panipat, February 5
The handloom capital of the country is a perfect example of a rich city cursed with poor civic amenities. The earnings of Rs 1,400 crore as foreign exchange through the export of handloom products last year notwithstanding the affluent industrial city continues to cry for better civic amenities.

Be Self-employed, budding entrepreneurs told
Panipat, February 5
A two-day entrepreneurship awareness camp was organised by the Haryana Delhi Industrial Consultants Limited (Hardicon) at Arya College for the benefit of the final year students of the science stream.

Jhuggi dwellers come out in protest against demolitions
Faridabad, February 5
A large number of jhuggi dwellers came out on roads today and organised a demonstration outside the mini-secretariat in protest against the demolition drive. They demanded a halt on the razing down of jhuggis and colonies of labourers and asked the government to provide alternative residential facilities to them.
AICC member Anand Kaushik petitioning the district administration against the demolition drive in Faridabad on Wednesday.
AICC member Anand Kaushik petitioning the district administration against the demolition drive in Faridabad

Madan Mohan: An economist wedded to Hindu ethos
New Delhi, February 5
In memory of Prof Madan Mohan Sankhdher, a `Smriti Sabha” was organised by the India First Foundation at Hindi Bhavan. It was attended by a large number of scholars from different streams. Mrs Sushma Swaraj presided over the sabha,
The other speakers included Prof Subrata Mukeerji from the Department of Political Science, Delhi University, Devendra Swaroop, eminent journalist and historian, and Prof Satya Sheel Pachauri from the University of North Florida.

Thermal station generates record power since inception
Faridabad, February 5
The Faridabad Thermal Power Station here, which is a unit of the Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGC), has claimed to have achieved a new feat in power production in 2002.

‘Jal Yudh’ to be launched at Cong rally
Rohtak, February 5
The Leader of Opposition in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has announced that a ‘Jal Yudh’ (agitation for water) would be launched at the Congress rally proposed to be held at Jhajjar on March 2.

Delhi teacher raped by youth at pistol-point
Sonepat, February 5
A woman schoolteacher of Delhi was allegedly raped by an armed youth at Saboli village, about 25 km from here, last evening. According to a report, the youth forced his way into the house and showed a pistol to her and then raped her. She raised an alarm and her sister and brother-in-law came to her rescue but the youth fired shots at them. They escaped unhurt. The youth and his associate fled.
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Killer RTV knocks down two
New Delhi, February 5
Two persons who were riding on a two-wheeler were killed when their vehicle was hit by an RTV in Abul Fazl Enclave near Sarita Vihar in South district last evening. The victims, Sirajuddin and Sarfaraz, were going to Shaheen Bagh when their vehicle was hit by the rashly driven RTV. 


How cops tracked down dreaded gangsters
Sonepat, February 5
The police came out with their version about the busting of the criminal gang, which had been operating in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi for the last few months.

Man kills nephew, commits suicide
Panipat, February 5
In a shocking incident, a resident of Jorasi Khas village allegedly killed his nephew and suspected to have committed suicide later. According to information, Sukhbir’s 10-year-old nephew, Pradeep, a student of Class IV, had gone to play with his friends near the former’s fields on Tuesday and he had a quarrel with his friends.


Printers sore over entry tax on paper
Noida, February 5
The Noida Offset Printers Association has raised objections over the recent show-cause notice issued by the Trade Tax Department to printers, saying that they should either stop job works or pay entry tax on paper. A meeting in this regard was organised in New Delhi in which other paper trade associations also took part.


How long can fee hike in colleges be put off?
or long the issue of a fee hike has been a much-debated subject. With the universities short of funds and the UGC also tightening the purse strings, funds for the colleges have caused concern to the authorities.

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IP College gets audio-visual studio
New Delhi, February 5
The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ms Sushma Swaraj, today inaugurated an audio-visual studio at Indraprastha College. The college runs a course in Mass Media and Mass Communication at the undergraduate level and with the opening of the studio it has now become a media production centre.


Kapil Dev Nikhanj — the legend lives on
New Delhi, February 5
Kapil Dev Nikhanj has donned many a hat on his illustrious head, the prominent one, of course, being the 1983 World Cup crown. Kapil’s Devils had scripted a new chapter in the World Cup when they demolished the invincible myth of the West Indians to fill India’s cup of glory. 

DST clinch Teri Table Tennis title
New Delhi, February 5
DST defeated GAIL 3-1 to annex the fifth Teri Table Tennis Tournament title at the India Habitat Centre. DST had beaten HCL 3-1 in the semi-final while GAIL got the better of AAI 3-1.

Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Tata Energy Research Institute, inaugurating the fifth Teri Table Tennis Tournament.
Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Tata Energy Research Institute, inaugurating the fifth Teri Table Tennis Tournament

Cricket feast at Superstars
New Delhi, February 5
Come the World Cup Cricket Championship, anyone and everyone is out to make a killing. The latest to join the World Cup cricket fever bandwagon is Superstars in Noida, which will “don a cricket stadium look” with flags of the participating teams flying on the roof, to entertain diners.

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Ramjas enter  last four
New Delhi, February 5
An unbeaten 85 by Rohit Sharma and half century by Suhaib Bavari helped Ramjas School, Anand Parvat No 2, defeat Ganga School by 34 runs and entered the semi-final of the sixth R R Gymkhana R P Jain Inter-School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground.


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