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On Highway No 10, at the mercy of carjackers after sundown

Rohtak, February 10
Travelling on the Delhi-Rohtak national highway (No 10) after sunset is fraught with danger as highway robbers and anti-social elements snatch cars from travellers at pistol-point and rob the passengers at will. The Highway Police Patrol, created with much fanfare by the government to beef up security on the national highways, appears to have failed in its task to protect the motorists.

Cops unearth Memon group links in Capital
New Delhi, February 10
The Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket of fake currency with the arrest of two persons. The fake currency was smuggled into India through Nepal by Pakistan-based gangsters. The Memon group, which was involved in the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai, is suspected to be behind the fake currency racket.

Auto unions say ‘no’ to RWA pre-paid booths
New Delhi, February 10
The Delhi Government’s move to allow Residents’ Welfare Associations to run pre-paid booths for autorickshaws has sparked off a fresh controversy over the necessity of installing electronic meters.

Meera Syal, Anita AND ME
Meera Syal, Anita AND ME: The stars of Anita & Me, Ayesha Dharker (left) and Meera Syal, at a Press conference in the Capital on Monday. The movie is based on an award-winning book by Meera Syal.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rubber unit gutted
New Delhi, February 10
Property worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in a devastating fire that broke out in a rubber factory in the Peeragarhi area in Udyog Vihar in West district early this morning.

Road safety clubs for schools, new
CNG ground rules
New Delhi, February 10
In a move to make the roads in the Capital safe, the Delhi Government has adopted new safety standards for the CNG buses and mooted the idea of road safety clubs to ensure safety of school buses in the city.

Drunken tenant kills landlord over Rs 15,000
Noida, February 10
Being buddies with his tenant cost a landlord dear, with the latter losing his life in a Noida village under the Sector 39 police station. According to the police, the landlord had taken some money on loan from his tenant.

Some of the exhibits, attempted by children on Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s birthday
Some of the exhibits, attempted by children on Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s birthday, on display at the India Gate lawns on Monday. — Tribune Photo

Where are our chambers, My Lord?
New Delhi, February 10
It is ironical that at a time when one of the most important lower courts of Delhi, the Karkardooma courts, are being computerised hundreds of advocates practising there are compelled to work in the open as there is no adequate seating arrangement for them.

Cricket bookies arrested
New Delhi, February 10
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a betting racket during the Sri Lanka-New Zealand World Cup match being played in Durban in South Africa with the arrest of two bookies.

Talk of craft fairs and the name that comes to mind is Surajkund, which comes alive with visitors coming here everyday to see a vast canvas of rare handicraft specialties and artifacts.
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Chautala giving a raw deal to Sonepat: BJP
Sonepat, February 10
Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, MP and vice-president of the Haryana BJP, has accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of adopting discriminative attitude towards the people of Sonepat district and alleged that Mr Chautala had been misusing the funds allotted by the Central government for MPs’ quota for various development works.

Swami warns Pak on cross-border terrorism
Sonepat, February 10
The Union Minister of State for Home, Mr I. D. Swami, has warned Pakistan that India will not remain silent if Pakistan failed to stop cross-border terrorism and helping the militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir.


Infrastructure projects suffer as focus shifts to encroachments
Faridabad, February 10
Work on various development projects aimed at providing better infrastructure and facilities to the residents of this industrial township appears to be hanging fire. The deadline announced by the state government to remove all encroachments by March this year seems to have put all other priorities in the background. The authorities these days are busy identifying encroachment to be put on the demolition list.

‘We are encouraged by people’s response to Metro Rail’
AJINDER Singh Ghumman, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways), who joined the Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Police (DANP) in 1983, is from Sangrur district of Punjab. He has the additional charge of looking after the security of the Delhi Metro. He received the President Medal for Meritorious Services in 2002.

Admn, RWAs meet to address civic ills
Gurgaon, February 10
The administration on Saturday organised a joint meeting of its senior members and the members of the Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) on the lack of civic amenities and other ills plaguing the residents of the city.

Columbia crash highlights threat to earth from space debris and meteorites

WHILE the factors that led to the space shuttle Columbia’s disintegration, minutes before it was due to land, will continue to be inquired into and debated, the immediate focus should now shift to the International Space Station (ISS), which is already in the orbit.

Residents of Najafgarh condole the death of India-born Kalpana Chawla and others in the Columbia crash at a meeting organised by the Gobhania Nirog Dham in the Capital.

Residents of Najafgarh condole the death of India-born Kalpana Chawla and others in the Columbia crash

For the sake of animal rights
New Delhi, February 10
A walk for the sake of animals was organised by the Circle of Animals Lovers, a charitable animal welfare organisation in the Capital on Sunday. With a view to drawing attention to the plight of animals, a group of animal lovers including the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, participated in what was addressed as ‘Walk and Talk’. The group discussed the need for animal birth control and vaccination, and the initiatives to be taken to benefit the animals.


Bid to project N-E states in proper light
New Delhi, February 10
The Public Relations Society has decided to showcase North-Eastern states and create a positive environment to strength the bonds of understanding, co-operation and appreciation.

Landlord, wife drugged, robbed
Bhiwani, February 10
A tenant couple reportedly decamped with jewellery and household articles after administering some intoxicating substance to the owner, husband and wife. According to reports, Suresh, son of Kartar, and Shakuntla, wife of Suresh, were admitted to civil hospital in unconscious condition.

  • Scholarship test

  • Single-window service

Cong meet to discuss political scene on Feb 16
Faridabad, February 10
An informal meeting of the Congress leaders and activists will be held here on February 16. The chief of Congress Legislature Party and leader of Opposition in state assembly, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, will be present at the meeting.

  • Dharna by BJP MLA

  • Cardiac camp

  • Woman killed in canter accident

  • Psycho-exhibition contest

  • Dowry case registered

Murder-cum-robbery case solved, five held
New Delhi, February 10
With the arrest of five persons, the South district police today claimed to have solved a sensational murder-cum-robbery by a domestic help in a house in Lajpat Nagar on January 7.

  • Quiz carnival

  • DSGMC quiz

  • Health Week

  • Hero Honda scholarship test

  • Exhibition on Pilot


Businessman shot dead in revenge
New Delhi, February 10
A businessman was shot dead last night when he was returning home in Dilshad Garden after closing down his shop in Laxmi Nagar. The assailants who shot dead the victim Rajiv Verma (28), resident of Dilshad Garden, left the spot without hurting his friend Umesh Tiwari, who was with him at the time of the incident.


Govt College’s separate women wing likely
Jhajjar, February 10
The separate women wing of the Government College, Bahadurgarh, would be established at Old Civil Hospital building in the town, which is likely to be operative from the next academic session. This was disclosed by Mr Nafe Singh Rathee, MLA, Bahadurgarh.


Zakir Husain Tournament
Jamia Millia bag football trophy
New Delhi, February 10
Jamia Millia Islamia defeated hosts Zakir Husain College by a solitary goal to bag the Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament crown at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Mukesh to play in Singhania Open Golf
New Delhi, February 10
Defending champion Mukesh Kumar will compete for his 11th title of the season when he takes part in the Singhania Open Golf Tournament to be played at the Noida Golf Course from February 12 to 16.

Rewari district the best on the park
Jhajjar, February 10
District Football Association, Rewari lifted the trophy in the Haryana State Football Championship by defeating DFA, Rohtak in the final played at the Brigadier Hosiar Singh stadium in Bahadurgarh here on Sunday.

Bright Club enter quarter-final
New Delhi, February 10
A fine all-round performance by Akash Malhotra (49 and 3 for 35) and a solid knock of 82 by Nischal Gaur helped Bright Club defeat Darya Ganj Gymkhana by 19 runs and entered the quarter-final of the third Rajdhani Sports Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground. Akash received the Man of the Match Award.

Sanjay Arora of Reebok inaugurating the Rajdhani Cricket Tournament.
Sanjay Arora of Reebok inaugurating the Rajdhani Cricket Tournament

Hat-trick by Puneet Kashyap in Teri Cup
New Delhi, February 10
Puneet Kashyap claimed four wickets for five runs, including three in a row, to help B L Kashyap beat Lucent Technologies by ten wickets in a league match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. Puneet was named the man of the match.

Vikram Yadav shines in Commonwealth cricket
New Delhi, February 10
A fine all-round performance by Vikram Yadav (2 for 49 and 64) and deadly bowling by Mahesh (4 for 8) helped British High Commission defeat Doordarshan Cricket Club by seven wickets in a league match of the second Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium.

Australian High Commissioner Ms Peneloppe Wensly, accompanied by Sports Authority of India coach Sunita Sharma, inaugurating the Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium.
Australian High Commissioner Ms Peneloppe Wensly, accompanied by Sports Authority of India coach Sunita Sharma

Top teams for colleges hockey
New Delhi, February 10
Sixteen top teams, including eight champion colleges of the Inter-University Zonal Tournaments and eight other colleges selected on the basis of their track record, will participate in the 10th Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament, organised by the Association of Indian Universities, at the Shivaji Stadium.

  • Kapil to open Guru Gobind Singh Academy

  • North Zone Audit Football


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