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What does one do when cops occupy buildings illegally?
Sonepat, February 27
The municipal authorities make a beeline for the police when they wish to hustle out an encroacher from public land. But what will the authorities do when the police themselves encroach, rather illegally occupy, public buildings?

Power reforms hinge on making the user pay
New Delhi, February 27
The success of the privatisation of the Delhi Vidyut Board distribution sector depends on the efficient enforcement of the user charges, the Economic Survey tabled in Parliament said today.

Partial response to VAT bandh
New Delhi, February 27
There was only a partial response in the Capital today to the bandh call given by major trade unions against the proposed Value Added Tax (VAT), even as the Delhi government declared its resolve to prevent the implementation of the Act.

A daily wage earner takes a nap as traders observe a bandh A daily wage earner takes a nap as traders observe a bandh to protest the implementation of the VAT regime.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal




Congress leader gets anticipatory bail in graft case
Sonepat, February 27
District Sessions Judge S. K. Sardana has granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader and former minister Krishna Gehlaut in a corruption case under Sections 406, 409, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 of Anti-Corruption Act registered against her by the Rohtak unit of the State Vigilance Bureau on February 11. The bureau had received several complaints against her.

Add a pinch of haldi or a dash of methi to be in the pink of health
New Delhi, February 27
There is a scramble in the developed countries to patent traditional health foods, especially those found in Southeast Asia. Ironically, the people in this region are fast forgetting the benefits of these miracle foods and switching over to junk food and snacks full of zilch! This was one of the major concerns expressed on the concluding day of the IX Asian Congress of Nutrition today.


Members of the All India Ex-Services Welfare Association sitting on dharna at Rajghat.
Members of the All India Ex-Services Welfare Association sitting on dharna at Rajghat.
— Tribune Photo

Dial 198 for getting exasperated
Subscribers at the mercy of BSNL
Panipat, February 27
Telephone subscribers of Panipat town as well as villages in the district are at the mercy of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Frequent telephone faults and the indifferent attitude of the authorities has put life out of gear here.

Mock crash landing exercise held
New Delhi, February 27
A mock crash landing exercise was conducted today by the airport authorities to check the alertness of the airport officials and security personnel. The exercise lasted for about 45 minutes and involved officials like police, doctors, ATC, civil aviation security and others.

  • Raj Bhasha Shield

Rs 29.50 lakh for slums welfare
Sonepat, February 27
The Haryana government has released a sum of Rs 29.50 lakh for accelerating the development works under the Centrally-sponsored slums development schemes in Sonepat city during the current financial year.

On tenterhooks at MDU about NAAC accreditation
Rohtak, February 27
People at Maharshi Dayanand University are keeping their fingers crossed over the assessment report for the university’s accreditation by the NAAC. The NAAC team visited the university from February 18 to 20.

Abhay cock-a-hoop about vikas rally
Rohtak, February 27
Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, MLA from the Rori assembly constituency and a son of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, has claimed the vikas rally, proposed to be held here on March 2 on the completion of three years of the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), will beat all previous records of the number of people congregating at a rally.

  • ATM of HDFC Bank inaugurated
  • Lecturer elected to MDU council

Beauty treatment for Red Fort lawns
New Delhi. February 27
Chandni Chowk member of Parliament and Union Minister of State for Labour Vijay Goel on Thursday said the Red Fort lawns would be beautified at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore.

  • New College building
  • Radha Swami Satsang

Three killed in Faridabad accident 
Faridabad, February 27
Three persons including a girl were killed in separate incidents in the district in the past 24 hours. According to police sources, one Thakur Singh, a resident of Sehatpur Colony near Old Faridabad committed suicide by hanging himself in his house.

  • Tempo driver killed
  • Yuva Shanti Doot Divas
  • Adhikar Rally



Broker rescued; kidnappers held
New Delhi, February 27
With the arrest of four persons, North-West district police today claimed to have rescued a broker, Arvind Kumar Sharma who was abducted from Adarsh Nagar on Sunday. The suspects, Kedar Nath Maheshwari (42), Jai Narain Goel (52), Pramod Sharma (27) and Ram Goel were arrested from Adarsh Nagar.

  • Stabbed to death

Three held for betting, 20 mobiles seized
New Delhi
Three alleged ‘satta’ operators were arrested by the Delhi Police when they were collecting bets over yesterday’s India-England World Cup cricket match.

  • Dairies shifted



Life term for dowry death
Sonepat, February 27
An accused in a dowry death case has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, B S Rawat.

  • Three get bail in murder case



Animal motifs at the shopping mela organised by the People for Animals
Animal motifs at the shopping mela organised by the People for Animals on the lawns outside Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

A fair(ly) simple way to lead a cruelty-free life
A shopping carnival, ‘Spring Festival 2003’ is being organized by People for Animals as a fundraising event from February 28 to March 4, at the lawns outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

  • Bengal Art

  • Someone, Somewhere…..

  • PNB Cultural Meet



Controversies have not cowed this sportswoman
Determination is another name for Arjuna Award winner Rachana Govil, a superb athlete and a down-to-earth personality. As Arjuna broke down and was in a dilemma before the start of the war until Krishna taught him the lessons of the Gita, similarly the bad times drove Rachana to prove herself.

DSA to host second division league
New Delhi, February 27
Nine clubs of North India will battle it out for supremacy in the second Division National Football League to be held at the Ambedkar Stadium from March 4 to 18. The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) has entrusted the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) with the responsibility of hosting the North Zone qualifying round in Delhi.

Shiv Prakash jumps to early lead
New Delhi, February 27
Shiv Prakash carded a five-under 67 to head the pack at the half-way stage of the Rs 8 lakh prize money golf tournament. An overnight total of three-under 69 helped Shiv Prakash tally eight-under 136 and displace overnight joint leaders Indrajit Bhalotia and Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia of Kolkata. They were tied for the second spot with just a stroke behind the leader.

Joint Commissioner of Police Ranjeet Narain and DCP Arvind Deep view Kamal Sharma’s photo exhibition.Photo exhibition on 9/11 tragedy captivates
New Delhi, February 27
Ace sports photo journalist Kamal Sharma held his 11th photo exhibition with the September 11 terrorist attack in the United States of America as the main theme. Joint Commissioner of Police Ranjit Narain inaugurated the exhibition.

Joint Commissioner of Police Ranjeet Narain and DCP Arvind Deep view Kamal Sharma’s photo exhibition.

ONGC edge out Sonnet through spin of coin
New Delhi, February 27
Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) pipped Sonnet Club through the spin of coin, after the two teams were involved in a tied match, to move into the semi-final of the third Rajdhani Sports Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground.

  • Sunny stars for Royal

  • NIIT beat Amway

Girish Sharma shines in HDFC win
New Delhi, February 27
A deadly spell of 5 for 19, including an hattrick, by Girish Sharma, enabled HDFC Bank beat NTPC by 141 runs in the tenth Teri Cup Cricket League at the Teri Oval. Girish was named the man of the match.


Commercial plots net Noida Rs 50 cr
Noida, February 27
The Noida administration has earned Rs 50 crore from the auction of 90 commercial properties, the draw for which was held on Tuesday.Top

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