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Who is coming to dinner? Famished MCD students!
New Delhi, August 4
A team of corporators and reporters today found that the claims of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi about midday meals being supplied to all schools in the Capital regularly were misplaced.

Youths torture, strangle businessman for harassing their girl companion
New Delhi, August 4
Agitated over the harassment and molestation of his girlfriend at the hands of her former businessman employer, a youth and his associates tortured the latter for several hours, inflicting injuries on his chest with a blade and finally choking him to death.

The area around the Red Fort is being sanitised in preparation for the Independence Day The area around the Red Fort is being sanitised in preparation for the Independence Day. — Photo Kamal Singh


Ambedkar samiti officials evicted from govt building
Noida, August 4
The Ambedkar Jan Kalyan Samiti officials, who had set up their office in a building on government land in Dadri after breaking open its lock, have finally been evicted. Interestingly, the office was inaugurated by Raj Mandal, the national president of the samiti.

Electric drill used to blast calcium deposits in patient’s heart
New Delhi, August 4
Cardio surgeons at the Noida-based Metro Heart Institute have developed a unique technique, which involves the use of a common electric drill to treat patients suffering from complete blockage of the main heart valve — the aortic valve.

Patient Surender Pal with the electric drill machine. (Flanked by Dr H.S.Bedi and his parents.) — Tribune Photo
Patient Surender Pal with the electric drill machine

Five girls die in freak accident on roadside
Sonepat, August 4
Five girls were killed when a loaded truck overturned on a Maruti van near Kundli border on G T Road today morning. Their sixth companion and the van driver have been admitted in a trauma centre in Delhi in a serious condition.

Appu Ghar victim died of shock; had broken ribs
Faridabad, August 4
The tragedy at Appu Ghar in New Delhi yesterday, which claimed the life of a 44-year-old Faridabad-based businessman, took a turn with the post-mortem report suggesting that Mr Suresh Sehgal might have died as a result of shock and hemorrhage. Authorities at the Civil Hospital here, where the autopsy was done, have sought expert opinion from PGIMS, Rohtak.

Ten injured in building collapse in the East Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area. (28k, 56k)


Chautala is anti-farmer: HVP leader
Sonepat, August 4
The secretary general of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), Mr Surinder Singh, has termed the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala as anti-farmer and anti-people. He said Mr Chautala came into power with the help of the masses, particularly the farmers in the state, by making false promises to them.


Residential areas with more than  70 pc industrial units identified 
New Delhi, August 4
The Union Government has identified 24 residential areas in the NCT of Delhi, where concentration of industrial units is more than 70 per cent, for in situ regularisation of industries.


Power pilferage: HVPN misses the wood for trees
Faridabad, August 4
The increase in the incidents of power theft has become a major problem in the state. Reportedly, transmission losses and thefts contribute to over 50 per cent of the total losses. The losses are mounting further due to non-payment of electricity bills.

Beware! Stray cattle ahead
Faridabad, August 4
City roads have become a favourite haunt of stray cattle here. And the authorities have failed to control this menace. These animals have become a major threat to the motorists and two-wheeler drivers and road accidents occurring due to stray animals have become frequent here.

Prayas addresses the difficult chapters in the life of destitute children 
New Delhi, August 4
Prayas, a juvenile aid centre, organised its first annual lecture series, ‘Towards Equality of Opportunity and a True Education for All’, to address the educational challenges facing the nation.

Dr Balvinder Singh ‘Watch your water to save yourself from diseases’
r Balvinder Singh, professor of infectious diseases and medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of seasonal diseases. He is also a professor in the Department of Microbiology. He is a product of SGTB Khalsa College affiliated to University of Delhi, from where he did his BSc (Honours).

MCD councillor, wife return to BJP fold
New Delhi, August 4
A decade after he had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a huff for not getting the ticket to contest the Assembly elections, Dayanand Chandelia on Monday returned to the party fold along with his wife Dhanwanti.

Wet days continue after breaking 100-year record
New Delhi, August 4
The Capital’s date with the rain clouds continues as the city received 12.1 cms of rain till 8.30 hrs today. The rains have already set a record this year. The total rainfall received this season has been the highest in the last 100 years. The rains have crossed the whole monsoon season’s average on the second of this month and the city till 830 hrs today received 12.1 cm rain, the weather office said.

Report on accrual accounting today
New Delhi, August 4
A comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for the year 2002-2003 prepared on the accrual basis of accounting will be presented to the Lt-Governor, Mr Vijay Kapoor, tomorrow.

Criminals held; revolvers,  knives seized 
Ghaziabad, August 4
Sihani Gate and Indirapuram police claim to have nabbed five criminals from their respective areas. Indirapuram police have overpowered three criminals while Sihani Gate police caught two.
  • Ex-MP Ram Narain cremated
  • Sugarcane farmers
  • Country-made pistols seized

Prof. Bipin Chandra to deliver Dyal Singh lecture
New Delhi, August 4
Noted historian and Professor Emeritus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof. Bipin Chandra, will deliver the second Dyal Singh Majithia Memorial Lecture on “Gandhi: Secularism and Communalism” here on August 5.


Three conmen in police garb dupe foreigners
New Delhi, August 4
Three persons involved in defrauding several foreign tourists by posing as police officers, were nabbed by the New Delhi district police. Efforts were being made to trace three of their associates, who have been absconding.

Company booked for not depositing money in PF
Sonepat, August 4
The police have registered a case under Sections 406 and 409 IPC against the management of the Haryana Sheet Glass Limited for not depositing Rs 66.68 lakh in the provident fund (PF) account of its workers.

One held; murder case solved
New Delhi, August 4
With the arrest of one Manoj (19), resident of Jagat Puri Extension, the North-East district police today claimed to have solved a murder case of one Rajbir alias Pappu (21), resident of Shahdara on August 1. However, the brother of the accused Vijay, also involved in the murder, is absconding.

Theft in temple, gurdwara


General nursing course to be introduced in dist hospital
Bhiwani, August 4
A three-year course in general nursing and midwifery will be introduced at the district hospitals in Bhiwani, Hisar and Karnal. A spokesman of the Haryana Health Department today informed that applications have been invited from unmarried females, widows or legally separated females who are bonafide residents of Haryana and are desirous of taking admission to these courses commencing from September 2003.

AICTE nod to MPharm course in MDU
Rohtak, August 4
The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved the introduction of MPharm course in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Maharshi Dayanand University. The AICTE has sanctioned eight seats for the MPharm course in Industrial Pharmacy - four for general category, three for sponsored and one seat for SC/ST category.


Rs 21.72 lakh given as compensation
Bhiwani, August 4
As many as 28 cases pertaining to death or injury due to vehicular accidents, under the Motor Vehicles Act, and 283 other cases were decided at the Lok Adalat held at Bhiwani, Siwani and Loharu.


Buying medicines is the patient’s headache in civil hospital
Sonepat, August 4
The patients admitted in the emergency ward of the 100-bed civil hospital here are not being provided medicines at the local civil hospital. According to hospital sources, the patients are routinely asked by the staff nurses and doctors on duty to arrange for their own medicines, as the hospital does not have the necessary funds. Even cleaning and disinfecting material are reportedly not made available.


BCCI to take the game to untapped states and UTs
Rohtak, August 4
In those states and union territories (UTs), where the game of cricket is yet to get an organised look, are likely to start receiving special attention and assistance from the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) before the start of the new cricket season.

International free style wrestling from Sept 25
Jhajjar, August 4
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is organising an international free style wrestling tournament, Chaudhary Devi Lal Gold Cup from September 25. Mr Vikram Varma, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, would be the chief guest on the opening ceremony of the tournament while Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma would preside over the function.

Garhwal down Young Boys
New Delhi, August 4
Garhwal Heroes downed Young Boys 2-0 in the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division League Championship at the Nehru Stadium on Monday. Both the goals were scored in the first half. Rakesh Rawat opened the account in the 25th minute while Naveen Parmar enhanced the lead.

Sood Tournament Committee honours players
New Delhi, August 4
The Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament Committee honoured promising players, prominent coaches and administrators at a function held in the Capital. The players honoured were Mayank Sidana, Shikhar Dhawan, Yogesh Nagar, Shobhit Kaushik, Gaurav Khurana and Sumit Rana.
Om Nath Sood Cricket Tournament Committee chairman Sunil Khanna presenting a memento to cricket coach Madan Sharma at a function organised in the Capital.
Om Nath Sood Cricket Tournament Committee chairman Sunil Khanna presenting a memento to cricket coach Madan Sharma

Oxford School hoopsters excel
New Delhi, August 4
Oxford School, Vikas Puri defeated Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai 37-24 in a Group A match of the Jindal Basketball Tournament at the Master Prithvi Nath Basketball court. Utsav and Rohit scored 19 and 10 points respectively for the winners. Himan with ten points was the top-scorer for Apeejay. 

50 schools in fray for tennis tourney
New Delhi, August 4
Children from 50 schools of Delhi and neighbouring areas are competing in the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Inter-School Tennis Tournament which began at the DLTA courts on Monday.

Haryana State Swimming from Aug 17
Sonepat, August 4
As many as 33 swimmers have been selected in different age groups of the district, who will represent the district in three-day 37th Haryana State Swimming Championship to be held at Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, in Sonepat district from August 17 to 19.

Umesh and Vikas shine in badminton
Sonepat, August 4
The four-day District Badminton Championship was concluded here in local S M Hindu Senior Secondary School yesterday evening in which Umesh in under-19 and Vikas Malik in under-16 categories were the winners in the championship.


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