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Queues irritate the NCR resident the most: Survey
New Delhi, July 18
Queues are possibly the most irritating thing in the NCR? More time, energy and money is frittered away in serpentine queues than in any other activity. In fact, almost everything we do involves a queue.

Liquor vend poaches with impunity on green lung, public domain
Gurgaon, July 18
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala’s assertion that his government would clear encroachments on public land appears to be addressed to a select audience.
One glaring instance of breach of statutory rules and societal norms is a liquor vend near Maharana Pratap Chowk, close to the national highway.

DU Academic Council mulls internal assessment criteria
New Delhi, July 18
An emergency meeting of the Academic Council of Delhi University met today to discuss the recommendations of the task force constituted to file a report on the implementation of the 25 per cent internal assessment marks in all colleges from the current academic session.

Models at the India International Garment Fair-2003 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital
Models at the India International Garment Fair-2003 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Learning centres for kids without access to schools
New Delhi, July 18
The Government of NCT of Delhi will identify children, aged 14 and below, who are not going to any schools and set up Learning Centres in their neighbourhood, so that they can get education closer to home and at a time of their choosing.

No takers for teenagers rescued from traffickers
Faridabad, July 18
The four girls from Assam and West Bengal, who were rescued three weeks back from the clutches of traffickers, are still awaiting their rehabilitation. The authorities in these two states have not even responded to the plea to take the hapless girls into their custody.


BSP has joined hands with Hindutva forces: Paswan
Panipat, July 18
Accusing the NDA alliance partners of being anti-Dalit, the president of the Lok Janshakti Party, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, today announced the party would gherao Parliament on July 21 to highlight the “atrocities being committed against Dalits” and seek justice for them.

‘BJP, Cong misleading people on statehood’
New Delhi, July 18
The Third Front believes that complete statehood for the national Capital is not likely to be provided anytime soon, and that attempts by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee and the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party to raise the issue was a charade to woo the electorate ahead of the Assembly elections.


TOPSY-TURVY. — Photo Kamal Singh

Crime under control even as cops cope with poor infrastructure
Sonepat, July 18
Despite the shortage of police force the crime situation is described as fully under control in this city and elsewhere in the district. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, and other subordinate officials are making concerted efforts to maintain the law and order situation and curb the activities of the criminals and other anti-social elements.

Officials forget their lessons in rainwater harvesting
Faridabad, July 18
The monsoon has been kind to the region so far, but lakhs of gallons of rain and storm water have been going waste. A large quantity of excess water, which ought to have passed on directly to recharge layers underground, has been going waste.

With onset of monsoon, threat of floods looming over
low-lying villages

Jhajjar, July 18
With the onset of monsoon and good rainfall recorded so far contrary to the predictions of the Meteorological Department which forecast a below normal monsoon, the threat of floods is looming large over some vulnerable areas of the district.

I was enjoying the fifth day of my vacations after my Board exams, when suddenly the phone bell rang. It was one of my friends who advised me to join a coaching class. I was flabbergasted to hear this and it seemed to me as if tuitions have become an icon of essential education these days. Even the parents these days are positive about the concept of tuitions. One can see a satisfactory countenance on their face if their child is taking tuition from the best tutor in their locality.

ON A FRIENDLY TURF. — Photo Kamal Singh


  • Harassed commuters want train to be restarted from New Delhi

  • Satta centres near school, bus terminus

  • Haryana School Education Rules

  • Hats off to Sania Mirza

A cheque of Rs two lakh being presented by Mrs Urmila Jain on behalf of the NTPC to Vidya, an NGO involve in empowerment of the underprivileged in the Capital
A cheque of Rs two lakh being presented by Mrs Urmila Jain on behalf of the NTPC to Vidya, an NGO involve in empowerment of the underprivileged in the Capital on Friday.

Guru’s birth anniversary celebration
New Delhi, July 18
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is celebrating the birth anniversary of Guru Harkrishan on July 23 at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj. Special shabad kirtan will be organised for the occasion from July 21 at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib and Sis Ganj.

  • ‘SAD unity for ulterior motives’

Governor asked to postpone EC meeting
Rohtak, July 18
Political parties and prominent educationists have criticised the decision of Maharshi Dayanand University to hold the executive council meeting two days before the election of teachers’ representatives to the EC.

  • Martyr cremated

  • Man held for stealing TV

  • Ammonia leak


Man suspects illicit ties, kills wife
New Delhi, July 18
Two cases of murder were reported in the national Capital in the last 24 hours. In the first case, one man murdered his wife last night in a jhuggi cluster in Kalkaji on suspecting her of having illicit relationship.

  • Auto thief held

  • Security for Kawarias demanded

  • Notorious criminal arrested


VC pulled up for not tabling ad hoc teachers report
before AC, EC

New Delhi, July 18
The Delhi University Teacher Association has criticised the Vice-Chancellor for not bringing the report on ad hoc teachers before the Academic Council and the Executive Council despite assurance of the same.

Red tape gobbles up salaries of school teachers, staff
New Delhi, July 18
Apathy of the Education Department, Delhi Government, has forced the staff of Bulbuli Khana Senior Secondary School and Haveli Azam Khan Secondary School near Delhi Gate to go without salaries for the last two months.



PNB employees donate 356 units of blood
New Delhi, July 18
Mr S. S. Kohli, Chairman & Director, Punjab National Bank, inaugurated the blood donation camps organised by the bank at its head office on July 16, 17 and 18. Employees of the bank voluntarily donated 356 units of blood.

Mr S.S. Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director, PNB, along with senior executives at the blood donation camp organised in New Delhi. More than 350 units of blood were donated by the staff in the camps organised at three locations.

Mr S.S. Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director, PNB, along with senior executives at the blood donation camp organised in New Delhi

World class diagnostics services open
New Delhi, July 18
SRL Ranbaxy, South-East Asia’s largest clinical reference laboratory, announced the opening of its laboratory in Faridabad at the Sunflag Hospital today. The formal launch marked the inception of operations of this world-class, state-of-the-art-facility, offering international quality diagnostics services, at affordable prices.


Royal Rangers, Garhwal Diamond earn full points
New Delhi, July 18
Royal Rangers and Garhwal Diamond scored facile victories in Group A preliminary league matches of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium and Nehru Stadium respectively.

DLTA to hold Inter-School Tennis Tournament
New Delhi, July 18
The Delhi Lawn Tennis Association Inter-School Tennis Tournament will be held at the DLTA courts, Africa Avenue, from August 4 to 9. The tournament will be for school boys and girls in the under-14 and under-18 age groups.

Rashid AliRashid Ali to lead Delhi under-16 soccer team
New Delhi, July 18
Medio Rashid Ali of Nivia Club will lead a 20-member Delhi State Sub-Junior Football team for the 26th Sub-Junior Under-16 National Football Championship for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy, to be held at Haldwani, Uttranchal, from July 20 to 30. Goal-keeper Pronoy Roy has been appointed as the vice-captain.

Captain of Ernst and Young Akash Mohan receiving the Gold Plate Trophy of the Corporate Cup Soccer Tournament
Captain of Ernst and Young Akash Mohan receiving the Gold Plate Trophy of the Corporate Cup Soccer Tournament.

Nishank, Ashish get top billing
New Delhi, July 18
Nishank Bajaj and Ashish Duklan of Manav Sthali School have been given top billing in the boys under-17 and under-19 events respectively in the 31st Chandravati Bhatnagar Memorial Manav Sthali Open Table Tennis Tournament starting at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Saturday morning.

MCA advance in Adventure Cup
New Delhi, July 18
A fine knock of 44 by Samand Hussain and deadly bowling of 3 for 35 by Ankur Kumar helped MCA beat Young Sports Club by six wickets in the Adventure Cup Cricket Tournament.

  • Komal Khatri bags five golds

  • British Grand Prix live


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