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HC turns heat on power suppliers
New Delhi, July 14
Expressing concern over the frequent power cuts in the Capital despite Delhi government’s claim that it is getting “adequate” supply, the Supreme Court today issued notices to private distributors, BSES and NDPL, seeking reports on the exact position.

Bomb scare in Vijaya Building
New Delhi, July 14
A multi-storeyed building in Connaught Place was evacuated and searched today afternoon following the discovery of a letter claiming that a bomb had been planted on the premises. A telephone call claiming that a bomb had been planted was also received, which turned out to be a hoax.
Members of the Delhi Police Bomb Squad outside Vijaya Building in the Capital
Members of the Delhi Police Bomb Squad outside Vijaya Building in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Delhi Police chief gives his ‘wish list’ to court
New Delhi, July 14
Taking cognizance of the frequent breaches in security on the Prime Minister’s route, the Delhi Police, in its latest initiative, has asked the Union Home Ministry to provide additional forces for patrolling and sanitizing the VVIP routes.

Congress has found its moorings under Sonia, says Bandhu
New Delhi, July 14
The Minister of Industries, Environment, Forest and Wildlife, Labour, Employment and Election in Delhi Government, Mr. Deep Chand Bandhu’s book, ‘History of Indian National Congress (1885 - 2002)’, has given the Congress party a reason to celebrate.

Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit and Industry Minister Deep Chand Bandhu at the release of his book, History of Indian National Congress (1885-2002), in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit and Industry Minister Deep Chand Bandhu at the release of his book

Khurana wants CAS deferred till elections
New Delhi, July 14
The Delhi BJP continued to be at loggerheads with the Vajpayee government over the controversial Conditional Access System demanding that it not to be implemented in the Capital till the forthcoming assembly polls.

A ‘brainstorming’ exercise at AIIMS
New Delhi, July 14
Like the grey clouds overhead, a groundswell of grey matter is building up within the confines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The concept, which has crystallised into ‘Brain Storm,’ essentially seeks to delve deep into the mysteries of the brain and its crevices.

A few thousand saplings for Panipat
Panipat, July 14
While 4.5 crore saplings will be planted in Haryana in 2003-04, Panipat district, the most-polluted in the state, will derive satisfaction by planting only 0.2 per cent of the total number of saplings.


Rain-drenched Sonepat: The road to watery hell
Sonepat, July 14
The monsoon rains that lashed the city during the past four days have left behind a trail of uncleared garbage bins and waterlogged roads. Conditions are appalling in slum clusters, particularly on the embankments of Drain No. 6 where many pockets are submerged.

DREAM POSE: Hema Malini performs during a dance drama at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital. — Photo Kamal Singh

Kisan panchayat urges govt for speedy SYL accord
Rewari, July 14
Seeking the expeditious completion of the SYL canal to enable Haryana obtain its legitimate share of the Ravi-Beas water, the Kisan Maha Panchayat, held at Jainabad village, 25 km from Rewari, yesterday urged the Vajpayee government to ensure a speedy negotiated settlement between the Punjab and Haryana State governments.

Chautala to meet people at their ‘doorstep’
Sonepat, July 14
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has decided to adopt a unique methodology to meet the people at their doorsteps for redressing their grievances on the spot.

Residents threaten to go to court on manning of gates
Faridabad, July 14
Even as the residents of Faridabad are grappling with problems relating to security, ‘confrontation’ between residents over the manning of gates in the posh Sector 15 here has been brought to the attention of the district authorities.

Biodegradable plastics a dream product for the environmentalists
Certain important scientific discoveries happen to be the result of purely serendipitous circumstances, while others are the culmination of years of painstaking and often very expensive research.

Dr Bhimsen Bansal Middle-aged women prone to gall bladder stone
It was in mid 80s when Dr Bhimsen Bansal, a urologist, along with his wife, had gone to the United States of America to attend a family function. There he met Dr Singhal, a renowned urologist, who was among the few doctors in the world using the laser technique to break kidney stones.

Ahmed Patel, senior Congress leader, Ch Prem Singh, DPCC president and R Lilothia, Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress president, during the ‘Kalam-Vitran Abhiyan’ in the Capital
Ahmed Patel, senior Congress leader, Ch Prem Singh, DPCC president and R Lilothia, Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress president, during the ‘Kalam-Vitran Abhiyan’ in the Capital on Monday. — Photo Kamal Singh

Ahirwal pays homage to Justice Yadav
Gurgaon, July 14
Countless people, especially of the Ahirwal belt, paid rich tributes to the former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Birendra Singh Yadav, on the occasion of his ‘Terahwe’.

Five of family held for robbing passengers
New Delhi, July 14
The Crime and Railway police today claimed to have arrested five members of a family who used to rob passengers at railway stations. The suspects were identified as Rajan Kashyap (38), declared bad character of Gandhi Nagar area in East district, Sheila (50), Sudha (25), Raju (26) and Bablu (23).

  • Oriental Bank cuts interest rates

  • Businessman robbed of Rs 1.20 lakh

  • Vyapar Cell gen secy

HVP leader killed in road accident
Jhajjar, July 14
A Haryana Vikas Party leader Ms Madhu Sharma died while her colleague was injured seriously in a road accident on Gurgaon Road near Akupur village here today.
According to information, Madhu Sharma, who was a board chairperson during the HVP government, had visited a friend Usha Ahlawant to console her on the death of her husband.

  • Retrenchment move in health dept flayed

  • Man killed in road accident

Youth suffers burn injuries


Girl accuses father of rape bid; commits suicide
Narnaul, July 14
Sushma (16), resident of Nangal Sirohi was reportedly committed suicide on Saturday after being fed with his father who had allegedly attempted to outrage her modesty. The matter was reported to the police station at Mahendragarh by her maternal uncle.

Husband, accomplices charged with rape
Sonepat, July 14
A young newly married girl alleged rape by her husband and his two associates on Friday night in her house in West Ram Nagar of the city, according to her statement recorded by the police.

SI gets RI for taking bribe
New Delhi, July 14
A Delhi court today sentenced a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector to four years rigorous imprisonment for taking bribe for not registering a case against a property dealer.

Pollution centre owner booked
Sonepat, July 14
The Gohana police registered a case against Rakesh, owner of a pollution centre set up on the premises of the Haryana Filling Station at Gohana town, 35 km from here yesterday.


NGOs exhorted to adopt MCD schools
New Delhi, July 14
Taking a cue from the Union Minister of State for Sports and Culture, Mr Vijay Goel, the Standing Committee Chairman, Mr Ram Babu Sharma, today called upon the NGOs to come forward and adopt MCD schools.


BFI puts on hold plans to host National League
New Delhi, July 14
The Basketball Federation of India’s plans to hold a National League, on the lines of cricket, football and volleyball, have come unstuck due to lack of sponsorship support. A sport like basketball has hardly any takers due to its limited appeal in the country, though the sport is extremely popular among school and college-going boys and girls.

The Indian team that was runners up at the World Boys’ under-19 Volleyball Championship held at Suphanburi, Thailand
The Indian team that was runners up at the World Boys’ under-19 Volleyball Championship held at Suphanburi, Thailand.

Karun Chandhok scores ‘double’ victory
New Delhi, July 14
India’s Formula 3 star Karun Chandhok scored a memorable double race victory at the Oulton Park race circuit in rounds 13 and 14 of the British Formula 3 Championship (scholarship class). This brings his tally up to six race victories this year, more than anybody else competing in the championship.

Garhwal Heroes to take on Victory Club
New Delhi, July 14
Former league champions Garhwal Heroes will take on Victory Club in the opening match of the Delhi Soccer Association A Division Open Clubs League Championship starting at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.

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