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Cabinet nod to Delhi Statehood proposal
New Delhi, August 11
Yielding to electoral compulsions and, by default, to the longstanding demand of Delhiites, the Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to introduce a Bill granting full statehood to Delhi.

Two Lashkar men nabbed from CP
New Delhi, August 11
The Delhi Police today claimed to have foiled a major terrorist attempt to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations with the arrest of two members of the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba from the Connaught Place area of the Capital last evening.
The two terrorists who were nabbed from Connaught Place last evening
The two terrorists who were nabbed from Connaught Place last evening. — Tribune Photo

The silken bonds of love
The silken bonds of love. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Wheeler Club dress code offends BJP sensibilities
Meerut, August 11
The drive against the sartorial code of the Wheeler Club here, a legacy of the Brown Sahib, snowballed today with more parties, including the Shiv Sena and the Rashtriya Lok Dal, jumping onto the BJP bandwagon. Result: The city witnessed protests, road blockades and rallies against the dress code of the club, which frowns upon the kurta-pajama, the dhoti, the Gandhi cap and the like.

SC issues notices on promotion of judges
New Delhi, August 11
The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Registrar of the Delhi High Court, the Lieutenant-Governor and the Delhi Government on a petition alleging violation of apex Court guidelines in the promotion of judicial officers.

Hisar varsity VC unlikely to get extension
Rohtak, August 11
The government has reportedly decided against giving another term to the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, Dr R. K. Chauhan. The present term of Dr Chauhan expires on September 11 and he is likely to join his parent department, the University Grants Commission, as Additional Secretary.

Ved Prakash Sharma in actionPassing through a loop into the Guinness Book
Bhiwani, August 11
After getting into the Limca Book of Records by passing his body through a loop made by interlocking his hands, the maximum number of times in a minute, a science teacher of Bhiwani, Mr Ved Prakash Sharma, is ready to break the record of Mr Jasson Francier of Canada. Mr Francier entered his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by passing his body through a similar loop 14 times in a minute on April 23, 2003. Forty-six-year-old Sharma, who is working as a science teacher in Government School, Badala, has passed 28 times in a minute through the loop created by interlocking his hands with a handcuff, which is any day better than the prevailing world record. Ved Prakash Sharma in action. — Photo by Shiv Sharma


Vidrohi alleges recruitment scam
Sonepat, August 11
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has criticised the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, for ‘perpetuating nepotism and favouritism’ in the recruitment in various government jobs.

Maneka Gandhi, chairperson, People for Animals, at a press conference on Compassion in Fashion
Maneka Gandhi, chairperson, People for Animals, at a press conference on Compassion in Fashion, organised by People for Animals in the Capital on Monday. — Photo Kamal Singh

National Akali Dal president Paramjeet Singh Pamma presenting an award to the winner of the Super Model Contest 2003 at a function organised by Sri Lalji Production.

‘Jal Yudh Nayak’ for equitable distribution of canal water
Rewari, August 11
Former legislator Raghu Yadav, popularly known as “Jal Yudh Nayak” in Ahirwal, said that while it was essential for the SYL canal to be completed, an equitable distribution of available canal water was of greater importance. He was addressing local leaders from the various political parties in Ahirwal on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the ‘Jal Yudh’ and the release of his book, ‘Yamuna Ke Is Par Se Sindhu Ke Us Par’.

Chautala misleading people: BJP

With unmanned intersections, traffic goes for a toss 
Faridabad, August 11
While traffic here remains mostly unregulated vehicle snarls and chaos have become a routine affair at many places. As many busy intersections have been lying unmanned, the failure of the authorities concerned to repair damaged spots has only made things worse. One of the busiest spots in the town that has been crying for attention is Neelam Chowk near the Ajronda flyover in the NIT area.

Can astrologers succeed where seismologists failed?
The stars, the moon and the Milky Way have fascinated mankind since ages. Our imagination, dreams and romances also mostly revolve around these heavenly objects. Naturally, the heavens take priority and have received far greater attention than terra firma. 

The tectonic plates in Earth’s crust.
The tectonic plates in Earth’s crust

Dr M. K. Chaudhuri‘India can beat America on economic front’
nown as an economic visionary in the academic circles, Dr M. K. Chaudhuri did his MSc, PhD and DSc from the Berlin School of Economics, Germany, where he is a co-record holder in MSc, Economics. His PhD thesis was on solution of unemployment problem in India by promoting small-scale, cottage and village industries and his DSc thesis was on reforming the International Monetary System.

The thread of filial bonding becomes a status symbol
Sonepat, August 11
“Bahna ne bhai ki kalai se pyar bandha hai, resham ke dori se sansar bandha hai.....’ These lyrics which symbolised the deep affection between a brother and a sister have been forgotten in the race for modernisation. The Raksha Bandhan festival has also not remained unaffected as the kind of rakhi you flaunt has now become a status symbol. Technology is being made full use of in manufacturing rakhis.

Third Front demands ban on soft drinks, synthetic milk
New Delhi, August 11
Political parties affiliated to the Third Front in the national Capital today submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Union Health Minister, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, demanding a high-level inquiry into the “adulteration” of soft drinks, milk and other consumer produce.

Pilgrim found murdered on roof of dharamshala
Sonepat, August 11
Four persons have lost their lives in different incidents in the district during the last 24 hours. One Prem Singh of Kailana village under Gannaur police station was found murdered on the roof of a dharamshala this morning.

Police keeping tabs on property dealers
Greater Noida, August 11
After having arrested two property dealers involved in a call girl racket in Greater Noida four days ago, the Kasna police have decided to take a close look into the activities of other property dealers in the area.
  • Fraud detected in property sale
  • AIDSO rally against fee hike
  • Implement crop insurance: farmers

Traffic bandobast for I-Day rehearsal 
New Delhi, August 11
The traffic police have made elaborate arrangements to regulate traffic on August 13 when the rehearsal for the Independence Day will be held. The traffic will be closed from 5 am to 9 am on Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chhatta Rail, Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chhatta Rail, SPM Marg from Old Delhi Railway Station to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, Chandni Chowk from Town Hall to Red Fort Chowk, New Darya Ganj Road from Ring Road to Netaji Subhash Marg and Link Road from Esplanade Road to Netaji Subhash Marg, police said.


Headless body found. Police grope for clue
Ghaziabad, August 11
Vijay Nagar police, who have arrested one youth in connection with the headless body found in the area, have so far failed to search out the severed head of the deceased.

4 inter-state gangsters rounded up 
New Delhi, August 11
The Crime Branch today claimed to have arrested a notorious inter-state gangster and his three accomplices in two different places after encounter. In the first case, the police received information that gangster Brijesh alias Mavi alias Shekhar, resident of Meerut would be coming to Malviya Nagar to kill some key witnesses in a case. 

Boy stabs to death four members of his family 
Bhiwani, August 11
In a tragic incident, a 15-year-old boy killed four members of his family by stabbing them at Berla village in this district. According to information, Rajender, son of Inder Singh, axed his father, grandfather Darya Singh, paternal aunt Om Pati and her son Anil while they were sleeping at night.


Neha powers Manav Sthali to win
New Delhi, August 11
India No 2 Neha Aggarwal proved to be the trump card as Manav Sthali School rode on the strength of her brilliant display to quell the challenge of Hans Raj School 3-1 in their last Group I engagement of the Inter-School Table Tennis Sub-Junior Girls Championship at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Monday.

Motorbike expedition to Ladakh
New Delhi, August 11
A motorbike expedition to Ladakh via Kargil by the Bikers for Integration and Conservation of Environment was flagged off from the Irwin Road Service station by Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Sumitra Mahajan.

Riders all set for a motorbike expedition to Ladakh in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Riders all set for a motorbike expedition to Ladakh in the Capital on Monday

Sonepat wrestlers dominate championship
Sonepat, August 11
Sonepat wrestlers dominated the two-day Haryana State Taekawando Championship by winning 13 gold, 16 silver and 17 bronze medals. Gurgaon and Rohtak bagged the second and third positions respectively.

Hans Club qualify for Super Six League
New Delhi, August 11
Hans Club played their hearts out to score a lone goal victory against Panchkuian in a play-off match of the Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Hans Club qualified for Super Six League.

Kshitij, Vivek  hit tons
New Delhi, August 11
Centuries by opening batsman Kshitij Patni (105 n o, 97b, 4x8, 6x3) and Vivek Malik (101 n o, 97b, 4x10, 6x2) enabled United Delhi Cricket Academy beat Bal Bharti Public School (Pusa Road) in the Friendship Cup Under-17 Cricket match at the Major Dhyan Chand Sports Complex.


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