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14-year-old pupil, beaten black and blue by madrassa teacher, dies
Ghaziabad, July 7
The death of a child, who was a student in a madrassa in Vijay Nagar, has created panic in the city. The child was reportedly severely beaten up by the madrassa maulvi (teacher) on June 19 and died 10 days later.

Racket in doctored documents busted
New Delhi, July 7
With the arrest of six persons, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a sacked ASI of Delhi Police, the Special Cell today claimed to have busted a racket in fake documents, degrees, ration cards and PAN cards. The sleuths have also seized a large number of fake degree certificates, mark-sheets of several schools, secondary education boards, colleges, universities of Delhi and other states from their possession.
Nothing succeeds like fake Nothing succeeds like fake: The six persons who have been arrested for their involvement in the fake degree, marksheet, PAN card and driving licence racket. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


RAF mans Dalit basti
Sonepat, July 7
On the directive of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, the police have tightened the security measures by deploying the Rapid Action Force (RAF) at Juan village in the district.

HOT COLOURFUL COUTURE: A model at a fashion show during International Trade Fair for Apparel Brands in the Capital on Monday.

Delhi had a taste of the real thing as monsoon lashed the city for the third consecutive day. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Sarna faction seeks merger directive
New Delhi, July 7
The members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), led by its president, Mr. Paramjit Singh Sarna, today said they wanted a ‘’formal directive’’ to merge their faction with the Shiromani Akali Dal, even as the SAD claimed that their demand was an ‘’excuse’’ to divert attention from the revolt within the religious body.

Body of girl found stuffed in suitcase
New Delhi, July 7
A 22-year-old girl was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a hotel in the Nabi Karim area in central Delhi last night. The body, which was discovered by the hotel staff, was found twisted and stuffed inside a 30-inch suitcase.

This cricket stadium will be Lahli’s pride and Mohali’s envy
Rohtak, July 7
The internationally acclaimed cricket stadium in Mohali may soon find its match in Lahli - a nondescript village situated on the Rohtak-Bhiwani road.

Defunct AC in CM’s car raises hackles
Meerut, July 7
The failure of the air-conditioner in the Ambassador staff car — in which Chief Minister Mayawati travelled recently to the district — has again taken centre stage with the former seeking an explanation from the Chief Secretary.

DDA initiates JJ cluster rehabilitation
New Delhi, July 7
The Delhi Development Authority has finalised plans for in situ rehabilitation of residents of J J clusters in Delhi. Three clusters have already been identified for the pilot project.


Congress MLAs plead for appointment of Lokpal
Rewari, July 7
Four Congress legislators of Ahirwal, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, Deputy Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, Rao Dharam Pal, vice-president of the HPCC, Rao Narender Singh, general secretary of the HPCC, and Ms Anita Yadav, president of the Haryana Mahila Congress, have strongly pleaded for immediate appointment of a Lokpal in Haryana .

Cong rubbishes claims of development
Jhajjar, July 7
Ridiculing the claims of the district administration on spending about Rs 270 crore in carrying out various development activities in the district, Ms Kanta Kaushik, district spokesperson of the Congress, alleged the district officials were behaving like INLD workers and misleading the people by issuing misleading statements.


Medical aid found wanting despite high accident rate on NH 1
Sonepat, July 7
That the traffic load is heavy on National Highway 1 which links four states, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country goes without saying.

Authorities flummoxed over CM’s orders to cut water, power connections
Faridabad, July 7
The directions reportedly issued by the Chief Minister at the Grievances Committee meeting here on Saturday last to disconnect the water and power supply to unauthorised colonies in the town has not only led to panic among thousands of residents but has also put the district authorities in a tight spot.

Rohini housing society  in the dock 
New Delhi, July 7
The Registrar of Co-operative Societies has initiated proceedings under Section 32 of the Delhi Co-operative Societies Act against the management committee of a group housing society in Rohini for not holding elections and not furnishing the audit of the last four years.

‘Anybody can run a Pathology Lab’ 
r V. H. Talib, Consultant and Head of Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, is one of the front-ranking pathologists. He is also the president of the Delhi Chapter of Indian Association of Pathological Medicine, vice-president of the Association of Laboratory Medicine and vice-president of the Indian Council of Pathology.

Rotary Club to help banish hunger, illiteracy 
Gurgaon, July 7
The newly organised city unit of Rotary Club, Gurgaon, has set for itself an agenda for 2003-3004, the thrust areas of which will be to help eradicate hunger, illiteracy and polio.

Two killed as tempo hits tree
Narnaul, July 7
In a road accident, two persons died and 22 occupants of the tempo were seriously injured yesterday afternoon on Singhana Road. The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Narnaul.
  • Link road to Jasrana village
  • Rs 7.92 cr spent for water to 46 villages
  • Couple consume poison

Two held for picking pockets in gurdwaras
New Delhi, July 7
With the arrest of two youths, New Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang who used to pick pockets inside gurdwaras on Sundays. They were identified as Parvinder Singh and Devender Singh.


Dreaded criminal held near Bahalgarh
Sonepat, July 7
A dreaded criminal Pawan has been arrested by the CIA staff during the ‘inakabandi’ near Bahalgarh village in this district. According to a report, the police also recovered a country-made pistol and a live cartridge from his possession. A case under the Indian Arms Act has also been registered with the Rai police station.

Woman succumbs to injuries
Sonepat, July 7
A young housewife Mrs Vedo of Giaspur village died on the way while being taken to the PGIMS at Rohtak for treatment yesterday. According to a report, she was seriously injured in an attack by the neighbours after a dispute. The police have registered a case of murder and started investigations.


The days of ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ are over
Rohtak, July 7
Gone are the days when the Maharshi Dayanand University used to have as many as nine registrars in nearly 33 months and five vice-chancellors over a period of six years. It appears, the university has, at long last, attained the stage of administrative stability with the completion and renewal of Vice-Chancellor’s three-year term and the completion of one-year peaceful tenure of the Registrar, Dr A K Rajan. 

SFI to agitate  against fee hike
The state executive committee of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has resolved to involve students, teachers and parents in the statewide agitation proposed to be launched just after the commencement of the new session on July 15. In a statement here today, Rajvinder Chandi and Jai Bhagwan, president and general secretary of the state committee condemned the enormous hike in the fee for different courses.

14 girl students reach highest pass
Rohtak, July 7
A contingent of 14 girl students of Students’ Welfare Department of Maharshi Dayanand University reached the highest motorable pass of the world at Khardung La situated at a height of 5602 meters.


Paschim Heroes toy with Young Bengal
New Delhi, July 7
Paschim Heroes notched up a tennis score 6-0 victory against Young Bengal Association in a Group I match of the Delhi Soccer Association Open Clubs B Division League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Five-a-side corporate soccer
New Delhi:
A five-a-side Corporate National Football Championship will be held at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The championship will kick off in Kolkata on July 24. Indian soccer star Baichung Bhutia gave a symbolic “kickoff” to the Championship at the Nehru Stadium on Monday.

70 new gyms planned for Delhi 
New Delhi, July 7
Sports Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of a sports stadium in Vikaspuri. On the occasion, the Minister told mediapersons the Government of NCT of Delhi plans to set up gymnasiums in all the 70 Assembly constituencies.

Shastri Club sail into final
New Delhi, July 7
A fierce bowling spell of 3 for 25 by Devender Verma helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat R R Gymkhana by nine wickets to enter the final of the first R C Sharma Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Lov Sherawat, who scored an unbeaten 40, was declared the man of the match.

AIIMS annex Scindia cricket title
New Delhi, July 7
A dashing knock of 64, studded with eight boundaries and two sixes, by Rajeev Uniyal, and a deadly bowling of 3 for 42 by Vijay Arya, helped All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) defeat Cotton Harbour by four wickets and annexed the inaugural Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament title at the Andrewsganj ground.

Training in 4 new disciplines from July 14
Bhiwani, July 7
Training in four new disciplines will start in the district from July 14. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harpal Singh, said here today that as many as 56 boys would be provided training up to December this year.

Ravi Jain appointed NCA coordinator
New Delhi, July 7
Director of the Delhi and District Cricket Association Ravi Jain has been appointed as coordinator of the Cricket Academy, to be established by the National Cricket Academy (NCA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in Delhi.


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