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NHRC summons Delhi Education Secretary
New Delhi, July 6
Students terrorised by corporal punishment have reasons to cheer. Expressing concern over reports of corporal punishment in schools, the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Education Secretary of the Delhi Government as well as the Director of Primary Education in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to appear before it on July 30 to discuss the issue.

Bansi Lal: Promises, promises, promises…
Faridabad, July 6
Former Chief Minister and Haryana Vikas Party supremo Bansi Lal has promised to reduce the power rates in the state if his party comes to power in the next elections.

  • Gurgaon emerging major hub in north: Chautala

Chautala to protect interests of commission agents
Sonepat: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has reportedly assured representatives of the Gohana Foodgrain Dealers Association that the state government will not sacrifice the interests of thousands of ‘pucca’ commission agents for the sake of 15 rice exporters in the purchase of paddy during the coming procurement season.


3rd Front wants upper caste quota in Capital
New Delhi, July 6
After Rajasthan, it is the turn of political parties in NCT of Delhi to demand reservation of jobs in the government for the upper castes.

The office bearers of the Third Front demonstrating against the recent hike in electricity tariff and the acute shortage of drinking water in the Capital on Sunday. —  Photo by Kamal Singh
The office bearers of the Third Front demonstrating against the recent hike in electricity tariff and the acute shortage of drinking water in the Capital

Notices to 11 Govt offices to pay house tax
Sonepat, July 6
The Sonepat Municipal Council has issued notices to the heads of various government departments asking them to deposit the amount of house tax and fire tax outstanding against them or face legal action.

  • Engine snag delays train

Manali or delhi? A different kind of a traffic jam at Jhandewalan in the Capital
Manali or delhi? A different kind of a traffic jam at Jhandewalan in the Capital. Photo by Kamal Singh

Cent per cent education still a pipedream
Noida, July 6
Over 7,000 children between six and 14 years of age in Gautam Budh Nagar district are not getting the benefit of school education. This information was provided on the basis of figures for the year 2003-04 released at a seminar on ‘Education for cent per cent children in Gautam Budh Nagar district’ on Saturday.

  • JE bid to cheat Panchayat Dept of Rs 50,000

Liquor smuggling: It is a one-way street to Sonepat
Sonepat, July 6
Various brands of liquor are reportedly smuggled into Sonepat from Delhi through the 40-km stretch from Yamuna up to Kundal barrier on the Kharkhauda-Bawana-Delhi road.


HVPN meeting sheds light on issues of power consumers
Faridabad, July 6
Power scenario in the state is complex. While the state government has been claiming improvement in the supply position, there are several issues that need to be addressed. Some of them were discussed at an Interactive meeting between the top authorities of the ‘Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam’ and the representatives of industry organised by the Faridabad Industries Association here on Saturday.

EAT, DANCE AND BE MERRY: Punjabi folk dancers at the 15th mango festival in the Capital. — Photo by Kamal Singh

15 injured in Sonepat road accidents
Sonepat, July 6
At least 15 persons were injured, seven of them seriously, in different accidents on G.T. Road and other state highways near here yesterday. According to a report, four of the seriously injured were sent to the PGIMS at Rohtak and three others to a trauma centre at Delhi.

  • Sharp showers lash city
  • Man suffers bullet injuries

Jhajjar literally in deep water
Jhajjar, July 6
The first spell of monsoon rains lashing this district yesterday provided respite to the people from the sweltering heat. However, it also created problems of waterlogging on the roads and streets. According to reports, about 10 mm rain recorded in most parts of the district threw the traffic completely out of gear as the rain water inundated the low-lying areas and damaged roads.

  • One killed in road accident

3 booked for dowry death
Sonepat, July 6
The Gohana Police have registered a dowry death case against three members of a family on the complaint filed by Mrs Kanta, mother of the diseased, Mrs Manju. According to a report, Mrs Kanta alleged that her daughter had been killed by her husband and two other members of the in-laws’ family after she could not meet their demand for more dowry.

  • MAF new president
  • 40 KV power sub-station

Man kills friend over trivia
Ghaziabad, July 6
A man reportedly hit his friend on the head with an axe in a trivial matter and killed him in Vijay Nagar Police Station area. Another body, wrapped in a cloth, was found in the same police station area yesterday.

Two burglars caught; pistol, knife seized
New Delhi, July 6
The North-East district police today claimed to have arrested two burglars near the Wazirabad Road. The police also claimed to have recovered one countrymade pistol, one knife, two live cartridges, two colour TV sets, one VCD and one stabiliser from their possession.

  • Three auto-lifters held

  • Armyman killed


State-of-the-art cooktops with triple ring burner launched
LEN, a lifestyle quality appliances, has launched the state-of-the-art two burner cooktops with triple ring burner. The cooktops incorporate a new compact design with sleek and elegant look that enhances the kitchen décor. The two burner cooktops come in various designs to suit the consumer’s needs.

  • Mobile phones for youngsters
  • Spring water café
  • Via chipset launched
  • Exquisite watch designs for ladies
  • Designer salt and pepper shakers
  • Talc for magical effect
  • Linux desktop in India
  • Free-flowing white crystals
  • A range of lip smackers
  • Shoes in eye-catching colours

Calling all schoolkids with a yen for science!
E.I. DuPont have announced the launch of the DuPont India Challenge, a nationwide science paper contest for Indian schools. The challenge, which closes on August 31, invites students to submit science papers on relevant topics from five fields of science, cloning, biotechnology, bioengineering, genetics and nutraceuticals.
Planting saplings for a greener tomorrow.
Planting saplings for a greener tomorrow.
  • Fun-filled activities at carnival
  • Kids celebrate vanamahotsava

  • Talent search results declared

  • Festivities mark school opening

Learn to love what you do for a living
LESSED is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness” says Carlyle. Work, indeed, is the true worship of god. In the Mahabharata, when Yaksha asked Yudhistra, “What is worship?” he replied, “Work is worship”. One’s duty comes above all. A person who works sincerely for a noble cause is respected by his fellowmen and loved by God.

The Delhi Lawn Tennis Association spawns a new sports culture.
The Delhi Lawn Tennis Association spawns a new sports culture. 
 — Tribune Photo

Club and corporate culture comes to DLTA                                              
New Delhi, July 6
The once serene Delhi Lawn Tennis Association complex now sports a “club and corporate” culture, which has virtually changed the profile of this landmark institution in South Delhi.

Saurabh spins Bharat Academy to victory
New Delhi, July 6
A rich haul of 6 for 12 by left-arm spinner Saurabh Nischal and a dashing century by Abhishek Kapoor helped Bharat National Cricket Academy defeat Happy Public School by 32 runs in a Triangular Cricket Tournament at the Bharat National School ground.


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