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Floodgates open in House on waterlogging
New Delhi, July 30
Pandemonium reigned in the House for more than half an hour as opposition members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi went on a rampage, breaking microphones and generally creating a ruckus, to protest against the waterlogging in many areas of the Capital which they alleged was due to the negligence of the officials. However, the work of the corporation continued during the ruckus as the Congress members managed to pass a record 46 preambles.

MCD officials went without salary in July
New Delhi, July 30
The officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had to manage without salary in July as the coffers of the corporation were empty owing to non-availability of quarterly funds from the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Stan Chart hauled up for deficiency in service, overcharging
New Delhi, July 30
A Delhi consumer court has ordered Standard Chartered Bank to pay a compensation of Rs 15,000 in two separate cases to clients for deficiency in service and for indulging in an unfair trade practice.



Professional courses: A pie in the sky for the middle class
Panipat, July 30
The dream of the lower and the middle class — to join a professional course in their home state — is turning out to be sour. Reason: The manifold increase in the fees of professional courses.

Villagers ‘powerless’ for a fortnight
Faridabad, July 30
Much to the distress of hapless residents, the Faridabad district authorities have failed to address the problem of intermittent power failure and voltage fluctuation.

Three is a crowd
Three is a crowd. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Thief off to Nepal with employer in hot pursuit
Rohtak, July 30
When Surender Saini’s servant allegedly escaped after stealing Rs 20,000 in cash from his house, the former decided not to rely on the police to recover the amount. He chased his servant to Nepal and successfully recovered not only the cash, but also jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh. (Incidentally, the jewellery belonged to a relative).

Rohtak curbs on pisciculture
Rohtak: The District Magistrate, Mr Ashok Yadav, has ordered that the existing stocks of magur and big head fish should be destroyed immediately.

No let-up in showers
New Delhi, July 30
The Capital continued to receive showers for the fourth consecutive day today. Though the mercury recorded a dip, the city continued to battle waterlogging, traffic snarls and power cuts.


Badal-Tohra truce opportunistic, says Pamma
New Delhi, July 30
The National Akali Dal has criticised the joining of hands by Parkash Singh Badal and Gurcharan Singh Tohra as opportunistic and a ploy to deceive the Sikh community. President of the National Akali Dal Paramjit Singh Pamma today said Mr Tohra had been made to head the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to protect the interests of Mr Badal and his son.


‘Powerless’ women cause flutter at substation
Sonepat, July 30
Yesterday was a day of processions and demonstrations at the mini secretariat here. According to one report, hundreds of irate women came out on the road in Garhi Brahmanan village and took out a procession to register their protest against the major power breakdown resulting in darkness in most parts of the village for the last three days.

Andh Mahavidyalaya: Holding a torch to the future path of blind students
Panipat, July 30
At first look, there is no difference to this school. Like on any other campus, one sees teachers and students going in and out of the office and classrooms. Only that the students are blind. This is the school for the blind in the heart of Panipat town.
Principal O. P. Jain at his office
Principal O. P. Jain at his office.

Sirsa, Kaithal to get silos to raise storage capacity
Rewari, July 30
As many as ten bulk silos will be constructed in Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat and other parts of the country by the Central Warehousing Corporation under a Rs 1,500-crore project of the Union Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs.

BJP President M. Venkaiah Naidu with folk dancers during the Teej festival in the Capital on Wednesday
BJP President M. Venkaiah Naidu with folk dancers during the Teej festival in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Murder accused gets life term
Sonepat, July 30
Ravinder of Panchi-Jatan village under Ganaur police station has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Additional District Sessions Judge of the Fast Track Court. Ravinder is an accused in a murder case.

  • Students honoured

Most of Khosla directions on police accepted
New Delhi, July 30
The Union Government says most of the recommendations of the Khosla Commission with regard to the Delhi Police have been accepted and implemented either fully or partially.

Two held for carrying contraband
Sonepat, July 30
The National Highway police arrested two youths while they were carrying contraband poppy husk on the G T Road near Murthal Chowk, about 8 km from here last night.
  • Health check-up camp
  • Army Recruitment
  • Women injured in clash
  • Ten booked for killing cow
  • Dowry harassment
  • DPCC to take up case of DTC retirees


Four of family acquitted
New Delhi, July 30
A city court today has acquitted four members of a family who were charged with committing a murder of a woman for bringing insufficient dowry to the house, stating that the prosecution lacked concrete evidence against them. The court has acquitted all the accused giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Family robbed of cash, valuables
New Delhi, July 30
Three unidentified desperadoes barged into a house in the Prem Nagar area of Sultanpuri in North-West district this morning and robbed the family of cash and some valuables including a mangalsutra at knifepoint.

  • Degree racket busted

Thieves with a sweet tooth
Sonepat, July 30
Thieves are reported to have broken into the mess of Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, and taken away fruit and sweets worth several thousands of rupees.


Call to bidders rekindles hope in closed units
Bhiwani, July 30
With the invitation of bids for the closed units of Mohta Electro Steel (Bhiwani Cold Rolling) and Rama Fibers, once the leading industrial units of the district and the lifeline of hundreds of families, there are hopes that the units would be reopened.

IOC housekeeping awards given
New Delhi, July 30
“The road to perfect health of the pipeline station is always under construction,” said Mr A. M. Uplenchwar, Director (Pipelines), Indian Oil Corporation, after presenting the housekeeping awards for the pipeline units yesterday.
Company officials with representatives of pipeline stations that won housekeeping awards at the IOC’s Pipeline Division office in Noida
Company officials with representatives of pipeline stations that won housekeeping awards at the IOC’s Pipeline Division office in Noida.


PM gives full marks to lessons learnt during school days
New Delhi, July 30
Acknowledging the need for quality education, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee credited the education that he had received both in school and at home for his accomplishments.

Jolt to DU plan on sticking to the timetable
DELHI University’s ambitious plan to stick to the timetable regarding 180 working days and announcing the results on time from this year seems have received a jolt. Students of BA pass, BCom pass and Journalism Honours are still awaiting their results.

The Minister of Shipping, Mr Shatrughan Sinha, laying the foundation stone of the AIM's permanent campus in Jasola.
The Minister of Shipping, Mr Shatrughan Sinha, laying the foundation stone of the AIM's permanent campus in Jasola.
  • Orientation programme
  • AIM’s permanent campus
  • NIEM’s new branch
  • AIMA’s summit
  • Course in digital arts
  • Joint certification of SAE
  • Courses from career zone


Glorious get the better of Bangadarshan
New Delhi, July 30
Glorious got the better of Bangadarshan 2-0 in a Group A preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday.

Overdrive and Honda set new records
New Delhi, July 30
Experts from leading automotive magazine Overdrive drove Hero Honda’s premium sports bike Karizma non-stop at 105.209 kmph for 24 hours to break time and distance barriers.

Delhi face UP in Ranji Trophy opener
New Delhi, July 30
Delhi will take on Uttar Pradesh at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground from November 7 to 10 in their Elite Group A match of the Ranji Trophy Cricket Championship for the season 2003-2004.

National indoor cricket tourney from Aug 21
Sonepat, July 30
The four-day 4th National Indoor Cricket Championship will be organised at Kurukshetra from August 21. As many as 35 teams from 25 states will be participating in the championship.


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