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NGO in the dock for asserting right
to info

New Delhi, July 29
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi purportedly violated the Delhi Right to Information Act with the registration of a complaint of harassment against an NGO when it sought information regarding development work done in the trans-Yamuna area.

Election I-cards are OK, but BJP
maangey more

New Delhi, July 29
Election identity cards are OK, but the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party wants “multi-purpose identity cards” to be issued instead to the people living in NCT of Delhi.

Armed policemen keeping vigil at Raisina Hill Armed policemen keeping vigil at Raisina Hill on Tuesday as part of the stepped-up security following the Mumbai bus blast.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Why is the nursery of soldiers being denied a sainik school?
Rewari, July 29
Taking strong exception to the inconsistent and lopsided approach of the Defence Ministry and the successive governments of Haryana towards the setting up of a long sanctioned sainik school at Pali Gothra village in Rewari district, the Rezangla Shaurya Samiti has decided to file a Public Interest Litigation petition.

Children of the poor need not study beyond primary classes?
New Delhi, July 29
A student of class V, Chandni, is unable to attempt simple sums of multiplication. Yet, she is convinced that if her school were to furnish a roof over her head, instead of a tent, and provide a toilet, she may not drop out of school like her friends.

Girls from slums at a press conference organised by Bachpan Bachao Andolan in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo Kamal Singh
Girls from slums at a press conference organised by Bachpan Bachao Andolan in the Capital

Lover’s kin assault girl, leave her for dead
Sohna (Gurgaon), July 29
One has to pay the price for being carried away, but 15-year-old Neetu (name changed) had hardly reckoned that a love affair could turn out to be a harrowing experience.

All Haryana police stations may go online
Panipat, July 29
All police stations will soon be connected online in Haryana, possibly the first state in the country to achieve this distinction. For this purpose, a Rs 11 crore proposal is under the consideration of the Central government, the DGP, Mr M. S. Malik, said at a press conference here this evening.

  • Two labourers mowed down by train


Master Plan guidelines ‘poll stunt’
New Delhi, July 29
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday termed the decision of the Union Ministry of Urban Development, to recommend new guidelines for the Delhi Master Plan 2021, as a “gimmick” and an “election stunt”.

Confusion clouds govt vision: BJP
New Delhi, July 29
Continuing with its tirade against the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee for not taking enough initiatives to get NCT of Delhi declared a State of the Union, the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said the Government of NCT of Delhi is confused and did not have the clarity of vision on what shape the State of NCT of Delhi should take.
POLL SHENANIGANS: Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma, Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana and Vijay Kumar Malhotra at joint press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo Kamal Singh

Chautala accuses Cong of creating rift in society
Jhajjar, July 29
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said his government has put the state firmly on the path of development during the last three years, while the Congress party, which had been in power for most of the 37 years since the formation of Haryana, had created rift in the society on the basis of rural-urban divide.


Parking stands: Grin and bear the high charges
Faridabad, July 29
The system of auctioning parking stands is quite complex. There are wheels within wheels. First, the rates charged by the contractors are exorbitant; then the authorities fail to ensure that the prescribed rates are duly displayed. To cap it, they are hiked every now and then.

Organisations seek probe into graft in Irrigation Dept
Sonepat, July 29
Representatives of various farmers’ organisations, gram panchayats, block samitis and the Sonepat Zila Parishad today expressed their grave concern over the inefficient working of the vigilance wing of the Irrigation Department in the district.

Gohana MC fails to seal meat shops in town
Sonepat, July 29
Despite the instructions from the Chief Minister’s office and the police presence, the Municipal Committee of Gohana has failed to seal the meat shops at Samta Chowk in the town. The municipal authorities were forced to postpone its action on Monday after three hours of discussion with the meat shop owners.

Revamping ITIs to suit industry needs the need of the hour
Gurgaon, July 29
There is a strong feeling among students, teachers and entrepreneurs here that the existing Industrial Training Institutes run by the state government must be upgraded. They say that the ITIs in the state are not in a position to provide quality manpower to the industries. They do not have the proper infrastructure to do so.

Army to recruit religious preachers
Bhiwani, July 29
The Army Recruitment Office has invited applications from male candidates for the posts of Junior Commission Officers (Pandit, Sikh Granthi, Mullah, Missionary and Buddhist Monk) for Religious Teacher Courses 41 and 42.

HRC intervention sought to trace lost son
Rohtak, July 29
An aggrieved father, whose son has been missing for the last 20 days, has appealed for the intervention of the Human Rights Commission and security to the members of his family as the district police have allegedly been harassing him.

  • Move to oppose ‘anti-worker’ policies

Chaudhary indulged in ‘filmi flimflam’
New Delhi, July 29
The ongoing spat between Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly Kiran Chaudhary and former BJP MLA Karan Singh Tanwar took another turn on Tuesday when the latter demanded her resignation for “faking” injuries allegedly sustained by an Army bulldozer during the demolition of slums in the Cantonment last week.

All set for ‘Jal Yudh’ in Haryana
Rohtak, July 29
The state president of Rashtriya Lok Dal, Swami Indervesh, has claimed that arrangements have been completed for the proposed ‘Jal Yudh’ (fight for water) to be launched all over the state in protest against the ‘inordinate’ delay in completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal.

Redefine household units: PHDCCI
New Delhi, July 29
Reacting to the guidelines of the Delhi Master Plan 2021, the PHDCCI has said the proposals would only lead to further congestion and chaos in the Capital.
The PHDCCI said the Master Plan should instead provide for more areas being earmarked for commercial activities.

12,325 held from jhuggi clusters for anti-social activities
New Delhi, July 29
In the Lok Sabha today, Dr M P Jaiswal and Mr Ram Tahal Chaudhary have questioned the Deputy Prime Minister whether anti-social elements are on the rise in the jhuggi-jhompri areas of Delhi. They asked for the number of drives launched by the government and the Delhi Police to detect the anti-social elements and the number of persons arrested.

Boy crushed to death
Sonepat, July 29
A seven-year-old boy, identified as Nadeem, was knocked down and crushed by a truck on the Sonepat-Meerut inter-state road near Khewra village, about 13 km from here yesterday. According to a report, the boy was crossing the road when the accident occurred.

  • Villagers protest against power disruption

  • Held for auto thefts

  • Two assaulted

  • Country-made pistols seized


One of the designs to be displayed at PFA’s exhibition
One of the designs to be displayed at PFA’s exhibition.

Compassion in Fashion
There are no causes for creativity, but when creativity comes to the aid of a cause, it could well be the ‘Fashion’s Finest Hour’. As many as 150 designs, 33 designers and a single price are what it takes to launch a crusade called, ‘Compassion in Fashion’.

Take care of skin and those tresses in monsoon
While monsoons mean a pleasant weather and respite from the sultry summers, one would need a special skin and hair care regimen to enjoy this weather. “During the monsoon the skin has to fight side effects of humidity.

Prepare for D-day
The Capital will play host to an exhibition that will help the prospective brides and grooms to prepare for the D-day. Titled the ‘Celebrating Vivah 2003’, the exhibition is being organised by the magazine of the same name.


Seminar on challenges faced by Ayurveda in Rohtak on August 4
Rohtak, July 29
The Akhil Bharatiya Ayurvedic Maha Sammelan proposes to hold a seminar here on August 4 to debate upon the challenges and problems being faced by the ayurvedic system of medicine.


Shastri Club annex Under-15 Cricket Trophy

New Delhi, July 29
Devastating bowling displays by Vipin Malhotra (3 for 20) and Sawan Saini (3 for 22) helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat Rohtak Road Gymkhana by six wickets and annexed the Madhu Vihar Under-15 Cricket Tournament Trophy on the DDA ground.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Club team, who won the Madhu Vihar Under-15 Cricket Tournament, displaying the trophy.

The Lal Bahadur Shastri Club team, who won the Madhu Vihar Under-15 Cricket Tournament, displaying the trophy

Under-19 cricket tournament at Gurgaon
Gurgaon, July 29
The District (Gurgaon) Cricket Association has decided to organise an under-19 cricket tournament, commencing from August 10. The secretary of the Association, Mr OP Taneja, said that 10 teams would be participating in the event.

An aerial duel for the ball in the match between Garhwal Heroes and Royal Club in the Delhi Soccer Association
An aerial duel for the ball in the match between Garhwal Heroes and Royal Club in the Delhi Soccer Association A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar stadium on Tuesday. Garhwal Heroes won the match by a lone goal. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Amar Nath in need of financial help
New Delhi, July 29
Popular cricket scorer Amar Nath is bedridden with kidney failure and needs urgent medical attention. Amar Nath has issued an appeal to the cricket lovers of Delhi to come to his help in his hour of crisis.

CRZ School wrestlers in World Junior Wrestling Championship
Sonepat, July 29
Six wrestlers of the CRZ School will lead the Indian Wrestling Team, which will take part in the World Junior Wrestling Championship commencing from August 22 at Turkey.

Khalsa Tennis Academy takes shape
New Delhi, July 29
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, which has been organising a popular cricket tournament, has turned its attention to tennis with the setting up of the Khalsa Tennis Academy at the college ground at Pitampura.

  • Modern School to host CBSE Tennis


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