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Orphans opening a new chapter in their life
Sonepat, July 26
They are not children of a lesser god, for many of them have attained the heights what the privileged children could only envy. They are housed in a ‘Bal Gram’ on the National Highway No. 1, just beyond the Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports at Rai, about 13 km from the district headquarters of Sonepat.

Destination Delhi: Medical tourism is the lure
New Delhi, July 26
The Confederation of Indian Industry believes NCT of Delhi could become a destination for medical tourism if the Government of NCT of Delhi welcomes private sector participation in the administration and management of health care services.

School vice-principals: Two for one, none for the other!
New Delhi, July 26
It is a classic case of one post and two candidates. Two Delhi government schools have attained this unusual distinction thanks to the apathy of the administration. While one school has two vice-principals, the other has none.

Teaching children the ABC of choosing a career
New Delhi, July 26
Apart from the physical infrastructure including chairs and blackboards, students in schools, not from the national capital territory, are also deprived of direction and career guidance.


HAVING A BALL: A girl performing a hoopla act during the Flex Barbie Fiesta in the Capital on Saturday.
HAVING A BALL: A girl performing a hoopla act during the Flex Barbie Fiesta in the Capital on Saturday. Tribune Photo 

Punjabi singer Sukhwinder held
New Delhi, July 26
Three persons including the famous Punjabi pop singer Sukhwinder Singh, alias Panchi, were held for their alleged involvement in the visa racket. Their arrest follows the arrest of two other persons at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, who tried to travel on a fake visa.

Girl raped, killed; body found
Panipat, July 26
The Samalkha police have found the body of 10-year-old girl from the fields of Bhorwal Majri village, who was allegedly raped and later killed by Chhotu, a resident of Aligarh district in UP.

Four BJP leaders hurt in road accident
Sonepat, July 26
Four BJP leaders were injured when a car in which they were travelling, was hit by a three-wheeler on the G T Road between Bahalgarh and Murthal near Sector 7 about 15 km from here yesterday.

Freedom Fighter Cell officials held
New Delhi, July 26
The CBI has registered a case against two officials, Harbhajan Dass and Vijay Chaudhary, an assistant and UDC respectively working in the Freedom Fighter Cell of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Nayak Bhawan for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5000.


Garbage litters slums, posh colonies alike
Sonepat, July 26
Heavy rains that lashed the city over the past one week have left behind a trail of uncleared garbage bins and waterlogged roads. Conditions are appalling in slum clusters, particularly on the banks of Drain No 6 where many pockets are submerged. At least 20,000 persons live in unauthorised slum clusters and resettlement colonies where planned development has taken the backseat.

Mini sectt to be built at Panipat
Panipat, July 26
The Haryana Government has decided to construct a mini secretariat at the subdivisional level so that the grievances of the people can be redressed under one roof.

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, receiving a memento from Panipat Bar Association president Ramesh Sharma and secretary Ramesh Malik. — Photo by Rakesh Bhardwaj.
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, receiving a memento from Panipat Bar Association president Ramesh Sharma and secretary Ramesh Malik

Parents and good home: Let us thank God for them
AMILIES are in turmoil today. Rebellious teenagers and stressed parents do not make a good combination. Couples driven by materialistic urges of the current age neglect their family and pay a heavy price for it later. Family, being the most vital unit of any civil society, is the most fundamental institution in any country or culture.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Waqf Board Chairman Haroon Yusuf being honoured by the president of Imam Organisation, Maulana Jamil Ilyasi at a function in the Capital on Saturday
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Waqf Board Chairman Haroon Yusuf being honoured by the president of Imam Organisation, Maulana Jamil Ilyasi at a function in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Lakhs of Shiva devotees come here to get their desires fulfilled
Rewari, July 26
With thousands of Kanwarias, carrying well-decorated containers of Gangajal, on the eve of the holy festival of Shivratri the atmosphere has become suffused with devotional fervour.

  • Overbridge gets nod

Transformer blast: Rs 1 lakh each to kin of deceased
Panipat, July 26
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has announced that the government would pay Rs 1 lakh each to the families of those who died in the transformer blast on last July 18 in New Sabzi Mandi area of the town.

  • Burnt transformers not replaced

Mr P. D. Hindwan
P. D. Hindwan is Public Sector PR Forum president
New Delhi, July 26
The Chief of Corporate Communication, NTPC, Mr P. D. Hindwan, has been unanimously elected president of the Public Sector Public Relations Forum for two years (2003-04 and 2004-05) at the annual general meeting of the forum held here today.

Chautala opens substation at Madloda
Panipat, July 26
The Haryana Government is committed to implement former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal’s slogan ‘Brashtachaar bandh, bijli pani ka prabandh’. This was stated by Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a 132 kv substation at Madloda, about 20 km from here, today.
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala inaugurating the 132 kv substation at Madloda in Panipat on Saturday
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala inaugurating the 132 kv substation at Madloda in Panipat on Saturday. — Photo by Rakesh Bhardwaj

Potholes on new flyovers: CVC probe announced
New Delhi, July 26
Delhi PWD and Urban Development Minister Dr A. K. Walia today announced a probe into the issue regarding potholes that have appeared on the roads over the newly opened Mayapuri and Safdarjung flyovers.

17 villages plunged into darkness due to faulty feeders
Sonepat, July 26
Faults in three feeders of a 33 kv substation have plunged 17 villages in this district into darkness. The affected villages include Cholka, Khanda, Sehri, Nakloi, Nirthan and Bidhlan villages coming under Khanda feeder, Anandpur, Jharontt, Kawali, Mandora, Mandori, Fatehpur and Rohat under Rohat feeder and Sisana and Garhi Sisana under Sisana feeder.

Two held for abduction, rape
Faridabad, July 26
The police have arrested two youths in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a girl. The accused, identified as Ashok of Chawla colony, Ballabgarh and one of his friends, had taken the girl to Agra, where they and another of their friends had allegedly gangraped the victim. The case was booked after the girl told about the incident to her family.

  • CEET counselling today
  • Lok Adalat held
  • Woman attempts Suicide

Boy dies after being kicked by classmate
New Delhi, July 26
A class eight student of Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Narela, Dinesh (14), died after he was allegedly kicked in the stomach while playing by a classmate, Satendra. The incident happened yesterday. The police said that the students of section D of class eight were having the library period.

  • DTC bus, truck crush two
  • Three held for murder
  • High mast lights erected
  • Info on MRTS on Metro website

Doctors briefed on amended PNDT Act
Bhiwani: The Civil Surgeon of Bhiwani, Dr R C Gupta, said here today that the women undergoing sex determination test would not face legal action under the Pre-Natal Sex Determination Test Act anymore and they could give their statements without any fear now.


Women pickpockets nabbed at railway station
Sonepat, July 26
With the arrest of three women, the special staff of the Sonepat police has claimed to have a gang of cheats and pickpockets operating in parts of Haryana, Delhi and UP for the past few years.


MDU council member alleges intimidation
Rohtak, July 26
Mr Himmat Singh Ratnoo, secretary of the Maharshi Dayanand University Teachers’ Association and member of Executive Council of the university, has appealed to the Vice-chancellor, Maj Gen (retd) Bhim Singh Suhag, to conduct a probe into certain incidents of intimidation around his house and department during the past few days.


Allergic rhinitis precedes asthma: Pawankar
R Ruby Pawankar, Japan-based ENT Specialist and Allergist, has recently attempted a patient education booklet on Allergic rhinitis to create awareness about the much neglected disease. The 32-page booklet in Hindi and Marathi was released in Mumbai recently by Mr B.G. Deshmukh, president of KEM Hospital and former Principal Secretary to the Government.

World renowned allergist Dr Ruby Pawankar

Dr Ruby Pawankar
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  • Herbal tonic for women

Sponsors evince interest in supporting archery
New Delhi, July 26
The commendable display by the Indian teams in the Outdoor Target Archery Championship held at Van Cortlandt Park, New York, from July 10 to 21, has given a fresh impetus to the sport in the country.

Indian archery teams are now in demand. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Indian archery teams are now in demand

Youngmen maintain winning streak in DSA League
New Delhi, July 26
Youngmen recorded their third straight victory when they defeated Royal Club 3-1 in a Group III match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Malhotra hails East Bengal’s win
New Delhi, July 26
All India Council of Sports president Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra congratulated the East Bengal team for their title-triumph against Bec Tero Sasana Club of Thailand in the Asean Club Cup Soccer final in Jakarta today.

Leo Rodrigues to head Goan Sporting
New Delhi, July 26
Leo Rodrigues was elected president of the Goan Sporting Football Club at the Annual General Body meeting in Delhi. Angelo Miranda and Manuel A Fernandes were elected as vice-presidents while Joaquim Albuquerque emerged as the secretary.


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