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After deluge, the destruction
Three children among four killed in factory wall collapse
New Delhi, July 11
Four persons, including three children, were killed when a factory wall collapsed in the Nangloi area of West Delhi this morning.
BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER MINTO: Waterlogged road in the Capital on Friday. — Photo Kamal Singh

Residents of Old Gurgaon wake up on floating beds
Gurgaon, July 11
The residents of Old Gurgaon last night got a rude ‘lift’ from their sleep soon after midnight when they woke up to find their beds floating in water that entered their houses due to the downpour.


MCD team’s day out to flush out water

Knee-deep in misery
Knee-deep in misery. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rains play havoc with sewerage system
Faridabad, July 11
Problem of waterlogging and choking of sewerage system has emerged after a heavy rainfall in the past 48 hours in the district. The authorities are keeping a watch on the water level in the Yamuna which could pose a threat to several villages lying on its banks. According to Agriculture department, the district has received about 100 mm of rainfall in the past three days.

Round-the-clock efforts to plug canal breach
Sonepat, July 11
A 16-ft-wide breach occurred in the Delhi branch of the Western Yamuna Canal (WYC) near Hullaheri village about 8 km from here yesterday, inundating several hundred hectares of land in the area.

Metro-hit shops to get alternative sites
New Delhi, July 11
The Centre will constitute a high-powered committee to finalise alternative sites for shops and residential units affected by the work on the Dwarka-Barakhamba stretch of the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC), to be commissioned in September 2005, it was announced today. DMRC Chairman Madan Lal Khurana told mediapersons that the decision was taken at a meeting he had with Union Urban Development Minister Ananth Kumar yesterday.

Lid off Mirage mystery; three arrested
New Delhi, July 11
The Delhi Police Crime Branch today claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in a case where some accessories of the fighter jet Mirage-2000, went missing from the Nizamuddin Railway Station two years ago in a mysterious manner.

The three persons from whom accessories of Mirage 2000 were seized at the Nizamuddin Railway Station on Friday. — Photo Kamal Singh
The three persons from whom accessories of Mirage 2000 were seized at the Nizamuddin Railway Station

Official rigmarole: ‘Dead’ man who walks and works 
without salary
New Delhi, July 11
Narender Prashar (35), who is employed as a draftsman with the North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL), is a worried man. And he has every reason to be so. He is declared dead by the company even while he has been marking his presence in the attendance register every day. His family members are also worried, as he has not been given salary for the last two months.

Govt gets breather on education to disabled kids
New Delhi, July 11
The Central government, having failed to provide a comprehensive education scheme to the disabled children till date, has now been given an extension of two months by the Delhi High Court to finish the project.


DP seeks stay on disbursement of compensation
New Delhi, July 11
The Licensing Authority of the Delhi Police today petitioned the Delhi High Court for an ex parte stay on the disbursement of Rs 2.14 crore paid by it as compensation to the kith and kin of the victims of the fire at Uphaar Cinema until the Supreme Court decides on the appeal it was filing against the high court’s order on compensation.

Dialogue with youth begins as part of Population Day
New Delhi, July 11
A nation-wide programme of conducting a direct dialogue between adolescents and policy-makers, specialists, youth workers and stakeholders started here at India International Centre in the Capital yesterday on the eve of World Population Day. The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan is also holding an `Adolescent Mela’ in nine select state capitals, as part of the programme, till tomorrow.

Devi Rupak plan for couples top on priority list, says Chautala
Narnaul, July 11
The Haryana Government’s Devi Rupak plan will be top on the priority list in the light of the population explosion in India which is a hurdle in the overall development of our country.

Waging a war for water or just a war of words? Haryana gets to see jal yudh
Jhajjar, July 11
Various political parties and organisations claimed to have launched a war for water (jal yudh) with regard to their demand for the completion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal and bring in Haryana’s share of water. However, people believe that these declarations regarding a jal yudh seem to be only a “vaak yudh” (war of words) among the political parties to win over the electorate by indulging in political rhetoric.

Tormented by power shutdowns, people want probe into UHBVN working
Sonepat, July 11
Though there has been no power cut officially but unannounced and unorganised power shutdowns have become common in this city and elsewhere in the district. This is in addition to the power breakdowns, power failures and low voltage in the domestic, industrial and agriculture sectors.


Speaking out
he killing of twelve jawans and injury to seven at the Sunjuwan Army Camp in Jammu region when two terrorists intruded into the camp is a grim reminder to the unfolding tragedy in the Kashmir Valley.

ON A FRIENDLY TURF. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal 
  • Reforming the education system to make it relevant
  • Filling up vacancies  in schools
  • A new work culture needed
  • Money for degree deal
  • Homeopath recruitment racket

Six-year-old crushed by tractor
Sonepat, July 11
Bitoo, a six-year-old boy, was crushed to death by a tractor on G T Road near Bahalgarh Chowk, about 10 km from here, yesterday. According to a report, the victim was crossing the road when he was knocked down by the tractor. The tractor driver, however, managed to escape.
  • Man gets trapped in machine
  • Sheet Glass Co shuts plants
  • Man electrocuted
  • NTPC Delhi team win quiz contest
  • Population Day observed

Delay CAS till swadeshi  set-top boxes are out: SJM
New Delhi, July 11
“Implementation of Conditional Access System should be delayed till we get indigenously manufactured set-top boxes in the country,” Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) Delhi unit convenor Ashwini Mahajan said at a rally here today.


Factory making spurious tyre tubes unearthed
New Delhi, July 11
The Crime Branch of the city police today claimed to have unearthed a factory manufacturing duplicate tyre tubes of popular brands in the Rang mahal area of Lahori Gate in Central district arrested two persons.


President to visit MCD school at Ajmeri Gate
New Delhi, July 11
The President, Mr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, will visit the MCD school at Gali Bandook Wali, Ajmeri Gate, to see the completed facelift work undertaken there. This school was thoroughly renovated by Union Minister of State, Mr Vijay Goel, recently. There used to be no signs of swings, water coolers, toys and cleanliness in the school whereas today this school is not less than any public school.


Manav Das defies rains to win golf title
New Delhi, July 11
Manav Das of Oil India won the IGU-categorised Jaypee Open Amateur Golf Championship with a cumulative score of 293 (5-over for the tournament) as he finished the fourth day on 5-over 77.

New Friends crush Union Club 
New Delhi, July 11
New Friends Club crushed Union Club 4-0 in a Group II preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association B Division Open Clubs League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Victorious team felicitated 
New Delhi, July 11
President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam hosted a reception for the Indian hockey team at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday evening. The President interacted with the players and extended them his best wishes.

Bhartendu appointed captain of N.D.Heroes


MCD team fans out to catch monkeys
New Delhi, July 11
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has finally sent a team to catch monkeys, which have been tormenting school students in the Civil Lines area in the past few days. The team is equipped with nets and other things to catch the monkeys, Mr C. P. Singh, in charge of the Veterinary Department, said.


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