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Health shocker from primary schools
5,236 students in Meerut needed urgent medical attention
Meerut, February 6
Primary students in the district are in the grip of various diseases. This has been borne out by the medical examination conducted in primary schools in all five districts of Meerut division. In Meerut and Baghpat districts, more than 3,000 students during the medical examination had to be referred to Medical College, Meerut, and Government District Hospital, Meerut

CII gives recipe for industrial growth
Gurgaon, February 6
The Northern Region of the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) has urged the state government to opt for a bold policy framework that encourages investment in research and technology.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during his visit to the 15th International Engineering & Technology Fair 2003 Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during his visit to the 15th International Engineering & Technology Fair 2003 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Move to rent out farmhouses to foreign tourists
New Delhi, February 6
Encouraged by its success in promoting highway tourism, Haryana Tourism has now embarked upon an ambitious plan to explore the hitherto untapped potential of farm tourism.



Where even the dead cry out for help
New Delhi, February 6
It was a traumatic experience for the five families which went to Nigambodh Ghat to perform the last rites of their near and dear ones. Grieving as they were, their agony was prolonged by the wet wood supplied to them for the pyre, which refused to kindle.

A model flaunts clothes studded with stainless steel parts designed by NIFT students
WAITING FOR A KNIGHT IN ARMOUR: A model flaunts clothes studded with stainless steel parts designed by NIFT students at the Tisco stall at the International Engineering and Technology Fair at Pragati Maidan. — Tribune photo

Schools told to use only roadworthy buses
Sonepat, February 6
The district administration has directed the managements of all privately managed schools to ensure that the vehicles ferrying children are roadworthy and driven by trained and experienced drivers, who do not have major cases of traffic violations against them.

Court throws out boy’s dying declaration
New Delhi, February 6
Neetu had to pay with his life for taking his girlfriend to a movie. A decade later, a Delhi court acquitted the three persons accused of killing the teenaged boy, on the ground that the dying declaration was unreliable.

Houses of scandal abound on National Highway 1
Sonepat, February 6
Flesh trade is reported to be thriving in this city and its surrounding areas in the absence of any effective check by the police and the district administration.



HVP may have seat adjustment with Cong
Bhiwani, February 6
The Haryana Vikas Party and the Congress are scaling new heights these days. Under the new strategy, the Congress plans to have a tie-up with the HVP with an eye to grabbing power in the next assembly elections.


DSGMC office-bearers call on former Prime Minister I. K. Gujral seeking his intervention for commuting the death sentence of Davinder Singh Bhullar
DSGMC office-bearers call on former Prime Minister I. K. Gujral seeking his intervention for commuting the death sentence of Davinder Singh Bhullar, who was involved in the bomb blast case of 1993.

Illegal maxicabs ply as private buses go off road
Faridabad, February 6
About 50 per cent of the buses of private cooperative societies, given permits by the state transport department to ply on the designated routes in the district, have either gone off the road or have been plying on profitable routes only.

Sonepat faces shortage of LPG cylinders
Sonepat, February 6
There has been a regular shortage of cooking gas cylinders in the city and elsewhere in the district despite the district administration assurances that there is no shortage of the product.

Scholars trapped in unfair promotion scheme
Rohtak, February 6
Scholars at Maharshi Dayanand University, trapped in the academic cobweb spun by the promotion schemes of the University Grants Commission, are keeping their fingers crossed on whether anyone would hear their cries for justice or not.

Tractor companies resorting to fraudulent practices: CPM
Rohtak, February 6
The state unit of the CPM has demanded a high-level inquiry into the alleged fraudulent business practices being indulged in by tractor companies in the state in the sale of tractors to farmers.

Delhi tops in female foeticide
New Delhi, February 6
The highest number of cases of female foeticide is reported in the Capital. Addressing a seminar on Thursday on “Safety, Health and Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Women,” Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit observed that women were also to be blamed for the anomaly.

Check western culture: Prabhu Chawla
Sonepat, February 6
Mr Prabhu Chawla, a veteran journalist, has said that the trend of today’s youths to accept western culture was dangerous for the Indian society.

Weddings on roads spell misery for users
Sonepat, February 6
Weddings in this city are perhaps celebrated with greater pomp and show than elsewhere in the state. But no matter how grand the marriage is, including delicious food and fancy invitation cards, everyone inevitably economises on one item.

Green belt marred by illegal parking
Faridabad, February 6
The unauthorised car parking and the construction of private roads on the Neelam-Bata Road here have not only led to encroachment on public land, but also caused inconvenience to the commuters in general. Some residents of the NIT have written to the deputy commissioner to take action against the accused.

BJP Kisan Morcha to take up water project issue
Rewari, February 6
The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to take up the cause of funding the new project of linking Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) canal with Masani barrage basin, drawn up by the irrigation department of the Haryana government, with the Union Finance Ministry and other ministries concerned at the Centre.

Raid on brick kiln, bonded labourers freed 
Sonepat, February 6
A team of government officials, headed by Mr Sujan Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Sonepat, carried out a surprise raid on a brick kiln near Rampur Kundal village about 25 km from here yesterday, and got the bonded labourers freed from the clutches of the owner of the brick kiln.

  • Tikait call to farmers
  • Contaminated water
  • SUCI to hold rally at Parliament
  • Blood donation camp

House looted in Lodhi Road
New Delhi, February 6
Unidentified intruders robbed jewellery and other items worth lakhs of rupees from the house of a photo journalist from Lodhi Road Colony last evening. The victim, Vijay Saluja, a photo journalist, working for PANA-India photo agency, went to market along with his family members.



Alleged rapists of teacher held
Sonepat, February 6
The Kundli police have arrested two youths in connection with the alleged rape of an unmarried woman schoolteacher of Delhi at Saboli village in the district on Tuesday evening.

  • Student killed


Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Parliamentary Affairs Santosh Gangwar presenting the award IOC Panipat Refinery gets award
Panipat, February 6
Maintaining its track record, the Panipat Refinery of the Indian Oil Corporation has bagged yet another award. This time, it has been awarded by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for exemplary work in energy conservation in the large category sector.

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Parliamentary Affairs Santosh Gangwar presenting the award to Mr A.K. Malhotra, GM (Technical), Panipat Refinery.


HC tells NDMC not to seal restaurants at Ashok Hotel
New Delhi, February 6
The Delhi High Court today directed the New Delhi Municipal Council not to take any coercive action against eight restaurants in Hotel Ashok before the NDMC disposed of its health licence application in accordance with law.



Anita Singhvi at one of her performances.ARTSCAPE
Ghazals to designing, it’s all in her rhythm
rom an early age, Anita Singhvi has been deeply interested in music. She commenced her musical career under the guidance of Pandit Kshirsagarji of Gwalior Gharana. Thereafter, she pursued a Visharad course for three years at the Bhatkhande Sangeet Institute, New Delhi.

Another Begum Akhtar? Anita Singhvi at one of her performances.

  • Glass jewels of Rajasthan
  • The ‘I’s of art
  • Brush with VP
  • Spiritual paintings
  • An IPS woman’s tryst
  • Master of acrylics

Aditya stars in Frank Anthony’s title win
The Frank Anthony School team, which won the R G Williams Cricket Tournament, with the winners’ trophy.New Delhi, February 6
A brilliant all-round performance by Aditya Saini (84 and 3 for 31) and deadly bowling by Sabhya Banerjee (3 for 30) helped Frank Anthony Public School, Lajpat Nagar, defeat Madan Lal Academy by 64 runs to win the fourth Maj. Gen. R G Williams Memorial Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony School ground.

The Frank Anthony School team, which won the R G Williams Cricket Tournament, with the winners’ trophy.

Galileo India to host cricket tourney for travel community
New Delhi, February 6
Galileo India, a CRS Company, will organise a cricket tournament titled Galileo Cricket Max for the travel community from February 8.

  • Sonnet beat Montfort

  • Daksh beat Efunds in Teri cup

  • Rajdhani Sports move into final

  • Deadly bowling by Kumar Abhishek

CricketNext tie-up for SMS
New Delhi, February 6
CricketNext Com, the official Internet partner for the World Cup in South Africa, has tied up with Live Relay for global SMS and MMS services, commencing with the ICC World Cup.

  • Cricket magazine

Moti Lal edge past Dayal Singh College
New Delhi, February 6
Motilal Nehru College (Evening) edged past Dayal Singh College by a solitary goal in the Zakir Hussain Memorial Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. Mingma Sherpa slotted in the match-winner in the first half.

  • Hindustan to meet IAF in DSA final

Mukesh Kumar leads in Hero Honda golf
New Delhi, February 6
Mukesh Kumar shot his second successive four-under 67 to open a four-stroke lead at the half-way stage of the Rs 10 lakh prize money Hero Honda Open West Golf Championship.

Jindal Steel power past Tag Army
New Delhi, February 6
Jindal Steel powered past Tag Heuer Army 11-6 in a thrilling match of the Chivas Northern India Open Polo Championship on Thursday.


We have not lost sight of sports, say Delhi Police
New Delhi, February 6
The Delhi Police today said it was committed to providing appropriate opportunities to promising sports persons in its cadre and said that it has not “lost sight of sports” or its “sportsmen” but maintained that the force’s “operational commitments are obvious”.Top

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