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Saplings in memory of war heroes face sudden death
Noida, July 1
The two flyovers being constructed to link the Noida expressway with the Noida toll bridge are likely to ruin more than 15,000 plants, which were planted seven years ago in the 12-acre Smriti Van in Sector 16-A of Noida.

Sheila pleads for statehood at President’s doorstep
New Delhi, July 1
The Delhi Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, today called on the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and sought his guidance for strengthening and empowering the Government of NCT of Delhi.

BJP goes into Satyagraha mode
New Delhi, July 1
Photo by Kamal Singh
A large number of BJP supporters, led by Mr Madan Lal Khurana, today courted arrest on the first day of their satyagraha. Shouting slogans, these protesters sought to expose the ``corrupt’’ Congress government in the state.

Photo by Kamal Singh

Students stroll into Hindu College to vet the second cut-off list released by the Delhi University.
Students stroll into Hindu College to vet the second cut-off list released by the Delhi University.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggrawal 

Doctor’s Day advice: Physician heal thyself
Faridabad, July 1
The significance Doctor’s Day holds may vary from physician to physician but the Haryana Government certainly expects its doctors to be more sincere and less greedy.

All-woman team to man busy South City intersection
Gurgaon, July 1
Women appear to be fast catching up with men, at least in Gurgaon, in the field of law enforcement. According to the district police chief, Mr Kuldip Singh Sihag, women traffic cops posted at the IFCO bypass have done an excellent job.

Raids at petrol pumps
Sonepat, July 1
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mr Sujan Singh Yadav, accompanied by Mr PK Sharma, District Food and Supplies Controller, conducted surprise raids at three petrol pumps located on the G T Road, in Murthal and on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh Road.

  • Rs 12.69 lakh looted from LIC office

  • Four cops suspended for lapses

Ramp racket busted
New Delhi, July 1
The Crime Branch Economic Offences Wing (EOW) today claimed to have arrested a woman who had duped a number of boys and girls aspiring to become professionals in the modelling industry.


Cong workers halt trains on Taj corridor issue 
Noida/Ghaziabad, July 1
The Taj heritage imbroglio seems to have warmed up with the Congress launching its ‘rail roko’ agitation against the Mayawati government’s decision on the issue and in protest against the deteriorating law and order scenario in UP.

CPM drive to highlight woes of poor
Rohtak, July 1
The state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has decided to launch a campaign from August 16 to highlight the miseries of marginalised sections of the people, who were the worst-hit due to the “misrule” of the NDA government at the Centre and the Chautala government in the state.

Don’t muzzle farmers’ voice: Vidrohi
Sonepat: The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has condemned the ‘anti-farmer and anti-employee’ attitude of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Government and cautioned the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, against confrontation with the leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU). He said it was neither in the interest of the farmers nor the ruling party.


Don’t hold polls during Ramzan: Third Front
Leaders of the Third Front meet Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor at his residence in the Capital on Tuesday.New Delhi, July 1
The leaders of the Third Front today met the Lt-Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijai Kapoor, and sought his intervention to urge the Election Commission of India to refrain from holding elections during November when Ramzan would be observed.

Leaders of the Third Front meet Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor at his residence in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo

STAND AT EASE! Police Commissioner R.S.Gupta during the silver jubilee of the system of police commissioner in the Capital on Tuesday. Gupta exhorts police brass to work fearlessly
New Delhi, July 1
The Police Commissioner, Mr RS Gupta, today urged the Delhi policemen to work fearlessly and honestly and set an example for the rest of country and make the force one of the best.

STAND AT EASE! Police Commissioner R.S.Gupta during the silver jubilee of the system of police commissioner in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Huge posters hailing Akali unity, which had mysteriously been removed from the gurdwara premises, have reappeared outside Gurdwara Rakab Ganj in the Capital. The posters have been prepared by some community-spirited youth, who call themselves ‘Guru Panth De Das’. 

Villagers rally against erratic power, water supply
Sonepat, July 1
Hundreds of people of Jakahuli and Aurangabad villages held a massive demonstration in front of the office of the SDO, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) at Biswan Meel near Rai, about 15 km from here, yesterday to protest against the erratic power supply in their villages for the past two weeks.

Probe into CADA work on watercourses sought
Sonepat, July 1
Representatives of gram panchayats, block samitis and the Sonepat Zila Parishad today expressed grave concern over the “inefficient” working of the Command Area Development Authority (CADA) and demanded a high-level probe into the complaints of farmers about the use of substandard material in the construction of watercourses.

Nirankari Baba returns from salvation tour
New Delhi, July 1
This world is too small for walls, whether they are erected in the name of religion, sect, language, region or culture. Since such walls only divide humanity, create hatred and cause violence, every effort should be made to dismantle them as early as possible.

‘Americans turning towards meditation’
Rewari, July 1
Rajyogini Dadi Gujzar, alias Dadi Hradya Mohini, joint chief of the Brahma Kumaris, has said that after the destruction of the World Trade Center, an attitudinal change was quite conspicuous among the people of America.

Admn promises steps to decongest Mehrauli-Gurgaon road
Gurgaon, July 1
The district administration claims to have taken a series of action to decongest the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, which witnesses traffic jams especially on weekends.

Family Health Awareness Campaign
New Delhi, July 1
Raising concern about the health and welfare of the people especially women, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said that people often neglect ailments which can prove fatal.

  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh remembered

32,000 candidates appear for B Ed entrance test
Rohtak, July 1
As many as 32,000 candidates appeared in the entrance test for admission to B Ed (regular) course conducted by Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Rewari towns yesterday.

  • Counselling for B Pharma
  • MDU to conduct aptitude test
  • 88 released on bail
  • Dreaded kidnapper shot dead
  • New Ghaziabad DM
  • Residents demand for road

Suicide bid



Child rescued, kidnappers held
New Delhi, July 1
The North district police today claimed to have solved the kidnapping case of a seven-year-old boy who went missing on May 5 from Bara Hindu Rao.

  • Auto thief nabbed


Banks surpass loan target in 2002-03
Sonepat, July 1
Various nationalised banks had issued as many as 64,591 Kisan Credit Cards to the farmers in this district during 2002-03. This was disclosed by Mr S. N. Arora, Lead Bank Office of Punjab National Bank, at a quarterly meeting of the bankers here yesterday.

With 3.2 m connections, BSNL set to enter Limca Book
Panipat, July 1
Even as the private players are giving a tough time to the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), and the public complaints against its ‘inefficient’ services are constantly increasing, the CMD, Mr Prithipal Singh, claimed that the BSNL was all set to enter the Limca Book of Records for providing 3.2 million mobile connections in just eight months.

Not good enough, say customers


56.05 pc pass Middle Annual Examination
Bhiwani, July 1
As many as 56.05 per cent candidates have been declared pass in the Middle Annual Examination-2003 conducted by the Haryana Board of School Education.



Mystery of the Orient all set to enliven the stage
he Orient has been an inspiration for designer, artists and painters. Designers Ashima and Leena have used the colours, motifs and the mystery of the Orient to put together their collection for the Lakme India Fashion Week.

Harnessing talent for the glam world
he combination of unlimited moolah and the electrifying world of glamour will have even the staid and the imbecilic trying hard to give it a shot, even if it means working long hours and saying adieu to food.

Beating the heat in the Indian summer
his summer you could well describe your good old cotton shirts as “genie”. While some will have you cool off in the English countryside, others will have you soak in the comforts of a vineyard promenade.

Quality fabrics at affordable price

John Players Special


Hitesh bowls K G Colts to victory in DDCA Under-15 Cricket
New Delhi, July 1
A devastating 4 for 55 bowling performance by Hitesh Tyagi helped K G Colts beat Chand Khanna Club by 14 runs and entered the semi-final of the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the East Point School ground.

The title winners of the Delhi Champion Cup Table Tennis Tournament with Delhi Table Tennis Association organising secretary Hukam Singh and chief guest Randhir Singh Yadav.
The title winners of the Delhi Champion Cup Table Tennis Tournament with Delhi Table Tennis Association organising secretary Hukam Singh and chief guest Randhir Singh Yadav.
  • Sonnet beat Golden Academy

  • Vipin shines for Shastri Club

  • Sonnet sail into final

  • Chandravati Bhatnagar TT

New Friends record big victory
New Delhi, July 1
New Friends Club rallied to crush Ajmal Club by 4-1 in a Group II match of the Delhi Soccer Association Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. Reiku and Kali scored a brace each for New Friends, after Paras Kumar Rane had put Ajmal in the lead with a fifth-minute goal.

Dhampur Squash Academy gives the game a popular touch 
New Delhi, July 1
Squash cannot be termed a mass sport in India. Still, certain individuals and institutions have been making pioneering efforts to popularise the game in the country, to give it a “popular touch”.

Vijay Kapoor meets Athens Olympics official
New Delhi, July 1
The Lt. Governor of Delhi, Vijay Kapoor, met Mr James Page, a representative of the organising committee of the Athens Olympic Games Torch Relay, at the Raj Niwas along with the Director-General of the Sports Authority of India and representatives of the Indian Olympic Association to discuss the relay of the Olympic torch in Delhi.

Harpreet, Sourav star for Pelicans
New Delhi, July 1
An all-round performance by Harpreet Singh (55 and 3 for 21) and a brisk knock of 45, studded with five boundaries, by Rahul Choudhary helped Pelican Club beat Masonick Cricket Academy by five wickets and entered the final of the second Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground.

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