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Mind your language and potbellies, Advani tells cops
New Delhi, February 16
Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani today asked the Delhi Police to be people-friendly so that everyone could approach them without hesitation. While addressing a gathering at the Delhi Police Raising Day he said, “Firmness is needed but decency should also be reflected.”
Delhi Police commandos at the Raising Day parade
Delhi Police commandos at the Raising Day parade in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Raising Day: Delhi Police officers get medals
New Delhi, February 16
On the occasion of the Delhi Police Raising Day, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani presented the police medals for distinguished services and police medals for meritorious services to 30 officers who showed exemplary courage in their line of duty.

  Immolation put off on assurance
New Delhi, February 16
The two widows of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, who had resolved to commit self-immolation, aggrieved over the apathetic attitude of the government, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and members of the community, today decided to postpone their action for two months following an assurance that their grievances would be addressed. 

The grass is greener on the other side of Haryana
Sonepat, February 16
Owing to lack of job opportunities in the state, a number of sportspersons of national and international fame, including about a dozen Arjuna Award winners from this district, have been forced to seek employment in other states and with different Central government organisations.

Undertrial found hidden on jail premises
Sonepat, February 16
One of the five undertrials, who had recently escaped from the Sonepat district jail, was nabbed by the jail authorities on Saturday. He was hiding in the fields on the jail premises for the last three days and subsisting on raw vegetables.

Majestic vintage beauties take the ramp
New Delhi, February 16
The knight in shining armour — a 1937 Austin — is all set to charm you. Along with it, a host of vintage beauties rolled out on Sunday morning with their snooty owners to catch the attention of car buffs and participate in the celebrated vintage car rally.

Politicians warm up to demolition issue
Faridabad, February 16
The proposed demolition of A. C. Nagar in the NIT area tomorrow has put politicians in top gear. Condemning the police action against the protesters on Friday, they have threatened to move the court against the authorities.


Haphazard development takes toll on city roads
Sonepat, February 16
Traffic jams and mishaps in the city are becoming a common phenomenon due to the rush of vehicles here. In the narrow lanes, the situation is more serious as all sorts of vehicles, including bullock carts and thelas, has made the smooth flow of traffic a nagging problem.

Garden festival at Said-ul-Ajaib from Feb 21
New Delhi, February 16
The ‘Garden of Five Senses’ at Said-ul-Ajaib will play host to the 16th Garden Tourism Festival. Part of the drive of Delhi Tourism to beautify the city, the garden festival was started in 1988. This year the festival will start on February 21 and will be inaugurated by the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit.

Drive to ‘clean up’ Rohtak to continue: DC
Rohtak, February 16
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, expressed the hope that Rohtak would soon become one of the most beautiful cities in the state. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the district unit of Haryana Union of Journalists (HUJ) here yesterday.

One killed in accident
Jhajjar, February 16
One person was killed and three were injured when a tractor collided with an autorickshaw near Dawla village here today. According to information, deceased Sombir, along with Pawan and Shamlal were travelling in an autorickshaw when a tractor coming from the opposition direction rammed it.
  • One shot at
  • Eight hurt in accident
  • Man gets life term for murder

One killed as bike hits electric pole
New Delhi, February 16
One person was killed and another injured when the motorcycle in which they were travelling lost balance and hit an electric pole near Railway Museum in Chanakyapuri on Friday night.

Girl’s body recovered
Sonepat, February 16
The Ganaur Police have recovered a body of an unidentified girl (20) lying near a culvert of Chirashmi village on the G.T. Road about 15 km from here last evening. According to a report, the police suspected that she had allegedly been raped and later strangulated by the culprits. The police have sent the body for a post-mortem. She was wearing a saree.


Dangerous liaison: Two killed by gang leader
Ghaziabad, February 16
The kingpin of a gang of thieves, Radhakirshan told Kotwali police here that he had killed two members of his gang for carrying illicit relations with his wife. Giving details of the incidents to the police, Radhakrishan said that after his first wife had died during a delivery, he married a Bengali woman and started living at Kalaunda village in Gautam Budh Nagar.


‘VAT to bring about uniformity in tax structure’
Gurgaon, February 16
Business leaders believe that the state government should withdraw the different level of taxes on products following the implementation of the VAT (Value Added Tax). While addressing a workshop on VAT, organised by the Gurgaon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) here recently, Mr Nihal Kothari, vice-president of Hindustan Lever Ltd., said the basic objective of the central government in introducing VAT is to bring about uniformity in the tax structure throughout the country, so that the consumer buys goods at almost the same price throughout the country.

User-friendly digital camera: It’s time to say cheese!
asio has launched new, slim and sleek QV-R3 and QV-R4 digital cameras. These cameras are quite user-friendly. The compact and quick cameras are equipped with a unique ‘best shot feature’. 


NAAC impressed with Hindu Girls College
Sonepat, February 16
The two-day visit by the four-member National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to the Hindu Girls College concluded here last evening. The team was headed by Professor Lalit Mangotra from the Department of Physics, University of Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir).

Student volunteers give polio drops to 800 poor children
ight students from Amity, Noida, along with three of their teachers volunteered to give polio drops to the children living in villages and bastis. These volunteers administered polio drops to around 800 children.
  • Basant  Panchami
  • Inter-house activity
  • Valentine’s Day at Children’s Valley
  • Harmony 2003
  • IBO  mission
  • Sports Day
  • Mira gets ISO  certificate
  • Annual Day

Life is a challenge and challenges are never easy 

s the countdown to the board exams begins, students are experiencing anxiety on account of inner and external fears. In any examination more than their academic output, it is their inner strength, confidence and belief in themselves, which are counted.

Having exam blues? Here is a remedy
ith the board exams just a few days away, many students suffer from a psychological strain. It appears in the form of forgetting the relevant portion of the text, which they have crammed and are ready to vomit. And the parents are more concerned on this.


DAV College enter quarter-final
New Delhi, February 16
DAV College, Jalandhar ran rough shod over Kirori Mal College to score a 9-0 victory and moved into the quarter-final of the 10th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday.

AAI to present Coach of  the Year Award
New Delhi, February 16
The Archery Association of India (AAI) will present a “Coach of the Year Award” to the most successful Indian coach, based on the prize money Archers’ Ranking Tournaments.

NRAI selects 26 shooters for World Cup
New Delhi, February 16
The selection committee of the National Rifle Association of India has picked 26 shooters to represent India in the ISSF World Cup and the Asian Clay Shooting Championship, to be held at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in the Capital from March 15 to 27.

National junior fencing at Ferozepur 
New Delhi, February 16
The tenth National Junior Fencing Championship will be held at Ferozepur (Punjab) from February 21 to 23. All the State fencing associations, affiliated to the Fencing Association of India, are expected to participate in the national meet. Punjab had held the junior event twice earlier—1996 and 2002.

Balmer Laurie lift Cricket Max Cup
New Delhi, February 16
Balmer Laurie and Company defeated Friends Globe Travels to lift the Galileo Cricket Max 2003 at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium on Sunday. Friends Globe, batting first, made 89 off eight overs, which was overhauled by Balmer Laurie in seven overs.

Inborn crush T N Colts in DDCA League


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