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Minor girls rescued only to be detained in a nari niketan
Faridabad, July 4
Shakti Vahini, a voluntary organisation active in the field of social justice and empowerment of girls, has decided to move the Supreme Court over the treatment being meted out to the four minor girls who had been recovered from the Hathin area of the district recently and kept in a nari niketan.

MCD tanker kills two girls on way to school
New Delhi, July 4
Two young lives were nipped in the bud when a sewage tanker hit a hapless trio on a cycle on a narrow street this afternoon in Mansaram Park in the Uttam Nagar area in West district. Two girls were killed and a boy was seriously injured in the mishap.
The three children, who were knocked down by an MCD vehicle in Mansaram Park in west Delhi The three children, who were knocked down by an MCD vehicle in Mansaram Park in west Delhi on Friday, being taken to a hospital by parents and relatives. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal


JE ends with broken legs for nailing theft
Sonepat, July 4
A four-member team of the Gohana division of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, led by junior engineer Mahender Singh Lathwal, was attacked by two youths of Vishnu Nagar Colony behind the Gohana bus stand this morning while the team was returning after detecting a case of power theft.

Road scam can resurrect BJP’s fortunes in Panipat
Panipat, July 4
The road scam, detected by Municipal Council chief Sanjay Bhatia, has taken a new turn. With the Minister of State for Home Affairs and the local MP, Mr I. D. Swami, asking Mr Bhatia to forward to him the copies of the complaints regarding alleged irregularities in the construction of roads, many heads in the civic body and the district administration are likely to roll.

Delhi engineering students invited for famed Formula car race
New Delhi, July 4
For the first time, a 16-member team of the Delhi College of Engineering, the only Indian institute to be represented thus, has been invited to participate in the Formula car racing competition for students, scheduled to be held in England on July 7. The team comprising second and third year students is being led by Mr S. Maji, faculty advisor in the college. The invitation to participate in the event has the academic circles in ruptures as participation in the annual event is considered to be an achievement in itself.

Posing as doctors, they raised Rs 85 lakh in loans
New Delhi, July 4
Four persons, who had impersonated doctors of leading hospitals like the AIIMS and raised loans from banks, have been arrested by the Crime Branch sleuths. The accused had cheated the banks to the tune of Rs 85 lakh, the amount sanctioned for their car loans.

THE HIDDEN FACE OF CRIME: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested four persons--Rahul Grover, Rakesh Bali, Sandeep Kumar and Mehfooz Ali for impersonating doctors of leading hospitals. They were produced at the Patiala House courts in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Armed youths gag family, ransack house
New Delhi, July 4
Four unidentified youths, armed with pistols and knives, attacked a resident of Dwarka, Praveen Bhargav, in his house last night and also robbed jewellery and cash. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger.


Mahima Choudhary at the launch of lifestyle jewellery in the Captial
Mahima Choudhary at the launch of lifestyle jewellery in the Captial on Friday. — Photo Kamal Singh

Voter photo ID cards to be issued
from July 7

New Delhi, July 4
The elector’s photo-identity card will be issued from July 7. Chief Election Officer Arun Goel on Friday told mediapersons that the cards would be made available at 33 centres. Those interested could apply for the cards any time over the next two months.

Jhajjar MIE gets Rs 5 crore for infrastructure
Jhajjar, July 4
The days of the Modern Industrial Estate in Bahadurgarh are likely to change for the better finally as the Centre has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the development of basic infrastructure in the estate.

Cops play peacemakers between couples on the verge of a split
Jhajjar, July 4
The menace of dowry and subsequent breaking up of families has been assuming alarming proportions in the district. Taking cognisance of the seriousness of the situation, the district police have been playing a proactive role to save the families by effecting a patch up between the discordant couple through dialogue.

Where are the jobs, HVP asks Chautala
Sonepat, July 4
The general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Rajiv Jain, today criticised the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for not fulfilling his promises to provide jobs to 70,000 educated unemployed youths.

Chautala flayed for ‘shielding’ tainted bureaucrats
Sonepat, July 4
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has criticised the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, for his ‘failure’ to take effective steps to eradicate corruption from the government departments and alleged that some of the bureaucrats who had helped him were not only being exonerated from the corruption charges but given key posts in the administration.

Sewadar Committee mulls DSGMC functioning
New Delhi, July 4
A meeting of the Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee was organised to highlight the “mismanagement” in the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee. The meeting, presided over by the chairman of the SGSC, Mr Tehal Singh, noted that the members of the DGMC, instead of focussing on development issues, were more concerned about their personal growth.
Chairman Tehal Singh with members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee after the meeting in the Capital
Chairman Tehal Singh with members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee after the meeting in the Capital.


  • Balancing evil by teaching the lesson of love

  • Need for tough action

  • Unauthorised construction

  • Ending the reservation mania

  • Who cares for passenger safety?

  • Protocol problems at MCF


16 die of diarrhoea in Loni
Ghaziabad, July 4
As many as 16 people are reported to have died of diarrhoea in the Mustafabad Colony of Loni. Over 70 people had lined up for treatment of diarrhoea at the special medical camp organised by the health department yesterday to distribute free medicines.

  • 1,000 jhuggis razed

  • Unidentified body found in park

  • Fire in furniture godown

  • Traders threaten stir over murder case

  • INLD meet on poll strategy

ASI dies after being hit by TSR
New Delhi, July 4
Assistant Sub-Inspector Ami Lal who was on picket duty on Sukhdev Vihar flyover in Defence Colony area died after being hit by a TSR today. The TSR driver Abrar Ahmed has been arrested. While the ASI was standing, the TSR hit him from behind.

  • Certificate racket

  • Cell phone robbers


Married woman raped, killed
Jhajjar, July 4
A married woman was reportedly raped and done to death by some unknown persons in Humanyupur village of the district yesterday.
The police sources informed here today that Amrit Lal, son of Manfool, resident of Rudiawas village lodged a complaint to the police that his sister Guddi was married off to Rajendra, son of Zile Singh, Humanyupur village in June 1998. She has a six-month-old son.

  • Two held for widow’s death

Lottery stalls raided, 60 taken in custody
Sonepat, July 4
The special staff of the Inspector General of Police Rohtak Range, headed by Mr Amar Singh Dagar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, and Mr Chandgi Ram, Inspector, carried out surprise raids at lottery stalls in different parts of the city yesterday.

  • Panchayat land vacated

  • Train services disrupted

  • Substandard meat destroyed


Date of submission of MDU exam forms extended
Rohtak, July 4
The Maharshi Dayanand University has extended the last date for submission of examination forms for the supplementary examinations (2003) in respect of BA, B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc. (Home Science), BCA-I,II and III and OT, MIL, B.Ed., CPED and DPED classes up to July 10 without late fee.


Fifty per cent of the aged need psychiatric help: Experts
New Delhi, July 4
Psychiatrists claim that 40-50 per cent of the aged people require some kind of psychiatric or psychological intervention. And the most common disorder among the aged is depression, which affects about 10 per cent of those over 55 years.


Gulabi Bagh, Nivia on winning spree
New Delhi, July 4
Nivia Club and Gulabi Bagh recorded victories to maintain their winning spree in the Delhi Soccer Association Open Clubs B Division Soccer League Championship on Friday.

Sharda Club annex cricket title
New Delhi, July 4
Sharda Club defeated Barele Club by 34 runs to annex the Adventure Cup Cricket Tournament at the Nainital cricket ground. Amarjeet Ahlawat, who scored a strokeful 40 in the final, was adjudged the man of the match while Harvesh Ahlawat won the man of the tournament award.

  • DAV Shalimarbagh win

Bright Club enter DDCA Under-15 Cricket final
New Delhi, July 4
Bright Club and Salwan Boys tied their match, but the former called correctly when the toss was used to determine the winners, and entered the final of the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

  • Shastri Club in final

  • Gyan Bharati bow out

Vaibhav Rawal shines for R P Academy
New Delhi, July 4
An all-round performance by Vaibhav Rawal, who scored a half century and took three wickets for 21 runs, and a deadly spell of 4 for 41 by Harender Singh helped R P Academy defeat ASPM Academy, Punjabi Bagh by 46 runs in the SPM Under-13 Summer League Cricket Tournament at the SPM College ground.

  • Peacock cricket final

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