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Prenatal sex tests rampant, ultrasound machines sealed
Faridabad, July 22
The state health authorities have sealed at least two ultrasound machines of private clinics and nursing homes on the charge of violation of the Pre-Natal Sex Diagnostic Test Act in the district.

HC to hear plea on release of Uphaar hall to Ansals
New Delhi, July 22
The Delhi High Court today said it will hear arguments on whether the Uphaar cinema hall needs to be preserved in view of the ongoing criminal trial in the fire tragedy.

Flash floods wash away bridge, traffic goes for a toss
Rewari, July 22
Flash floods, caused by a hefty discharge of accumulated rainwater from the neighbouring Behror tehsil in Alwar district of Rajasthan, washed away a subway bridge on the Rewari-Narnaul–Reengus rail track near the Pali railway crossing, about 15 km from here, last evening.

Tehsil office refuses to toe govt line on plot registration
Sonepat, July 22
Despite the state government’s directive lifting the ban on registration of land in tehsil offices sometime back, the local tehsil office has been observing the ban for the last two weeks on the pretext that certain clauses of the government directions were not clear.

THE COLLEGE CHAPTER BEGINS... — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Gurgaon garbage in private hands
Gurgaon, July 22
The residents of Gurgaon city can now hope that their areas will not stink as they do now. The municipality has decided to hand over the responsibility of lifting garbage and solid waste from various collection points and dumping it at the new site in Gairatpur Baas village, about 20 km from here, to private parties.

Conjoined babies to remain under observation
New Delhi, July 22
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to keep the two conjoined baby boys, abandoned by their parents, under observation for some more time before the authorities take a decision on their future.

  • Commuter killed in freak mishap

Missing pistol: Rs 1 lakh reward for clue
New Delhi, July 22
The Delhi Police, having failed to trace a pistol which was stolen from the National Museum, have sought the support of the public and announced a cash reward of Rs one lakh for anyone providing valuable information leading to the recovery of the weapon.


HVP denies raw deal to Ahirwal
Jhajjar, July 22
Refuting the allegations made by the Congress leader Capt Ajay Singh that successive chief ministers, including Bansi Lal, have ignored the Ahirwal region, senior vice-president of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Manphol Singh, said that his party leader Bansi Lal had taken special interest for the development of the Ahirwal region.


Rohtak MC chief wants height of drain bank raised
Rohtak, July 22
The president of the local municipal council, Ms Pratibha Suman, has urged the district administration to raise the height of the eastern bank of Drain 8 to 25 feet between Singhpura and Dobh villages to save the city from the fury of floods.

Photo I-card drive stepped up in Sonepat
Sonepat, July 22
The work for providing photo identity cards to the electorate has been stepped up in Sonepat district. Mr Balwan Singh, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer told mediapersons here today that this work was going on a “war footing” in six Assembly segments-Baroda (R), Gohana, Kailana, Sonepat, Rai and Rohat-in this district.

COMMUNAL CAMARADERIE: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Kanwariya camp, organised by the Muslim community at Zafarabad Road, Silam Pur in East Delhi on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Dream of industrial estate petering out
Gurgaon, July 22
Roz Ka Meo industrial estate in Mewat area is “dying” due to the indifferent attitude of the district administration. This small industrial estate was established in this backward area in 1984 so that it could generate employment to the local people, as well as revenue for the government. However, little has changed in the last twenty years.

Musical extravaganza tests youngsters’ talent
Gurgaon, July 22
Musical frenzy was unleashed when a huge crowd of hysterical youngsters gathered at the Government High School in Gurgaon on Friday for the northern state finals of the Gilbey’s Green Label “Sur Milao Kuch Kar Dikhao” talent hunt contest.

Minister calls upon Rotarians to give a new direction to society
New Delhi, July 22
The Union Textile Minister, Syed Shah Nawaz Hussain Khan, has given a call to Rotarians to play their role in establishing peace and give a new direction to the society.

Demand for release of DA on pension in govt-aided private colleges
Rohtak, July 22
The Haryana College Teachers’ Union, affiliated to All India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations, has appealed to the state government to release dearness allowance on pension of the college teachers working in government aided private colleges.

  • Charas seized

Board chairman vows to curb copying menace
Bhiwani, July 22
The newly appointed chairman of the Board of School Education, Haryana, Brig O. P. Chaudhary, has said that the Board employees and teachers involved in copying in the examinations will not be spared at any cost and a special drive will be launched to curb this menace by the Board.

  • Three held for murder

  • 2.5 kg poppy seized

CPM condemns demolitions, police action
Rohtak, July 22
The Haryana unit of the CPM has condemned the demolition of hundreds of houses and the police lathi charge on residents of Indira Colony, Faridabad. Strongly castigating the urban housing policy of the Chautala government, the party said the manner in which the houses of common people were razed to the ground, is reflective of the inhuman conduct of the authorities.

Eviction notices to Congress, SP
New Delhi, July 22
The Centre has passed eviction notices against four government accommodations occupied by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Cases of highway robbery solved; two held
Rohtak, July 22
With the arrest of two youths on Monday, the Meham police claimed to have solved several cases of highway robbery, vehicle, purse and chain snatching in different parts of the state.

  • Child among two killed

  • Alleged rapist nabbed

  • Youth ends life

  • Five injured

Bid to kill PCO owner
Sonepat, July 22
With the arrest of four persons, including a woman, the Sadar police have foiled an attempt to kill Mehruddin, an owner of a PCO in the area. According to a report, the persons were identified as: Birmati of New Mahavir Colony of Sonepat, Ravi of Bawana village (Delhi), Pardeep of Tharu village and Vinod, alias Sonu, of Sehri village.

  • Workers’ rally

Musharraf’s effigy burnt
New Delhi, July 22
The National Akali Dal on Tuesday burnt the effigy of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to protest against the yesterday’s killings of pilgrims going to the Vaishno Devi shrine.

DDA auction of plots raises Rs 133.58 cr
New Delhi, July 22
The Delhi Development Authority has sold 15 commercial plots worth Rs 133.58 crore by way of auction. The auction was concluded yesterday. The DDA said the Rs 133.58 crore realised in the auction was the highest bid amount paid in any single auction organised till date.



Two held; lid off dozens of thefts in Delhi, UP
New Delhi, July 22
With the arrest of two suspects, the South-West district police today claimed to have worked out dozens of burglaries and theft cases committed in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

DCP of South-West District, Tajendra Luthra, exhibiting the jewellery which was recovered from an inter-state gang in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

DCP of South-West District, Tajendra Luthra, exhibiting the jewellery which was recovered from an inter-state gang in the Capital

Businessmen robbed
New Delhi, July 22
Two cases of robbery were reported in the city today. In the first incident, one Bhushan Bandari (65), resident of Punjabi Bagh who deals in synthetic and rubber business at Karmpura in Moti Nagar, was robbed of Rs 7.5 lakh by two persons this evening.


Dyeing units to be relocated, finally
Panipat, July 22
After a tussle for more than three years between the District administration and the Panipat Dyers Association, the plan to shift the dyeing units has come to a final stage as Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala will inaugurate the project on September 25.


Bridal wear by Subiya
Bridal wear by Subiya.

A fine mix of ethnic & modern
Her tom-boyish attitude was not a deterrent in opting for a profession in the fashion industry. Subiya, an Air Force Bal Bharti School student, today creates a wide range of party wear, formal and bridal wear garments and has showcased her designs in throughout India and in various other countries including the UK, USA, Dubai and Pakistan.

Beauty with style and precision
Nature’s Essence Beauty and Fashion Fiesta 2003, a festival of beauty with style and precision was held here on July 15. After the last year’s success, the event this year was on a larger canvas with its central theme, ‘Beauty blooms and talent hunt on a new platform.’

Mehra’s enigmatic and soul-seeking collection…
Unveiling unique fusion flair, dress designer Sunil Mehra describes his summer 2003 collection as enigmatic and a soul seeker...! In today’s stressful life people strive to experience peace and harmony and be close to the nature.

Jain’s ‘Voyage’ at LIFW
Voyage, the fall winter collection by Payal Jain, which she is presenting at the Lakme India Fashion Week 2003, unravels a story of the designer’s journey. An amalgamation of a spectrum of fabrics, interesting textures, avant-garde styles and alluring layers, are put together to create a look of perfection.

Crash course in art of film-making
Indu Art Theatre and Film Society here has started short term courses not only in acting but also in camera and lighting, technical and sound recording, production designing and other related subjects.


Resettlement colony to get health care centre
New Delhi, July 22
Arpana Swasthya Kendra, in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, will be running a health facility to cater to the needs of 25,000 residents of Molar Bund in Gautam Puri, a resettlement colony near Sarita Vihar.


Tanmay, Dhruv sail into TT semi-finals
New Delhi, July 22
Tanmay Gupta of Rukmini Devi Public School and Dhruv Arora of Apeejay School entered the semi-finals of the sub-junior boys singles in the Chandravati Bhatnagar Manav Sthali Open Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora stadium in New Delhi.

Ahbab edges past Frontier in Delhi Soccer
New Delhi, July 22
Ahbab sneaked past Frontier Club 2-1 in a Group II preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. Vikram Sharma scored once in each half to account for Ahbab’s goals while Rajesh Kumar pulled off the consolation goal for Frontier.

Girls to be trained in judo, volleyball in sports nurseries
Sonepat, July 22
In order to promote sports among the girls, the sports and Youth Welfare Department of Haryana, for the first time in the history of the district, has opened two sports nurseries for girls in the Kanya Gurukul, Khanpur Kalan in the district.

Battle royale expected in golf tour opener
New Delhi, July 22
No 1 Mukesh Kumar, who has been leading the Indian golf tour for the past four years, and Jyoti Randhawa, the No 1 professional in Asia, will cross swords in the Rs 18 lakh Kashmir Open, which starts at the Royal Springs Golf Course on Wednesday.


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