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I-Day alert for human and vehicle bombs

New Delhi, August 13
The Delhi Police today said they have received specific input on possible terrorist strikes, especially use of human and vehicle bombs, aimed at disrupting the 57th Independence Day celebrations.

A police post at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, which will be sealed before the I-Day function.
A police post at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, which will be sealed before the I-Day function. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rajouri Garden encroachments to be razed
New Delhi, August 13
The Delhi High Court today set a deadline of six weeks for the MCD to remove all encroachments from the Rajouri Garden area of the Capital. The order emanated from a Bench comprising Chief Justice B. C. Patel and Justice B. D. Ahmed after MCD Deputy Commissioner K. D. Akolia appeared before it to explain problems faced by the civic agency in implementing the court order on the issue.



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Neena gupta: Keeping pace.

Bus staff convicted of throwing student out of running bus

New Delhi, August 13
A Delhi court today convicted and sentenced the driver and conductor of a bus to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for killing a student by throwing him out of the moving vehicle in September 1997.

IIT panel to probe alleged ragging of JEE topper
New Delhi, August 13
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, has set up a committee to inquire into the alleged incident of ragging involving a student, Prakash Rajpurohit.

Consumer Forum empowered to punish GDA, rules HC
Ghaziabad, August 13
The top brass of the Ghaziabad Development Authority are in a spot with the Allahabad High Court rejecting the GDA plea that Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act was unconstitutional. The GDA, facing a plethora of law suits in the Consumer Forum, had contended that the forum was not legally empowered to impose punishment.

Gurukul management talks tough
Sonepat, August 13
The surplus staff in the educational institutions of the Kanya Gurukul, Khanpur Kalan, and the Gurukul Vidyapeeth, Bhainswal Kalan, has become a big problem for the new management of the gurukuls. No wonder Mrs Krishna Malik, who was unanimously appointed the president of the management committee recently, has decided to take the bull by the horns.

Bismillah Khan’s shehnai to take on Amjad Ali Khan’s sarod
New Delhi, August 13
South Extension-based Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society is dishing out a rare treat in Indian classical music with two legendary artistes, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, performing together in a concert, titled ‘Amar Jyoti’, at Talkatora Stadium on August 18.

Ustad Bismillah Khan
Ustad Bismillah Khan

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan


‘Mahapanchayat’ near CM’s house on Aug 27
New Delhi, August 13
It’s literally taking the battle to the opposition camp. Chairman of Third Front Ramvir Singh Bidhuri says a ‘Mahapanchayat’ of 365 villages will be hosted near Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence on August 27 to awaken the Government of NCT of Delhi to the problems faced by the villagers.


Canal water nourishes tail-end villages
Sonepat, August 13
Representatives of various farmers’ organisations, gram panchayats, block samitis and the Sonepat Zila Parishad today expressed satisfaction at the working of the vigilance wing set up in the Irrigation Department in this district, saying that cases of canal cuts and unauthorised irrigation had come down considerably.

Down history lane of colourful kites
New Delhi, August 13
Chandni Chowk MP and Union Minister of State Vijay Goel today said that a kite museum would be set up in the heritage city of Chandni Chowk. This would highlight the history of colourful kites. Mr Goel took a round of Lal Kuan area. He was given a rousing welcome by the kite sellers and kite lovers. On the occasion, Mr Goel said that kite-flying is a symbol of composite culture of Chandni Chowk.

AS HIGH AS A KITE: Union Minister of State Vijay Goel with kite sellers at Lal Kuan in the Capital. — Tribune Photo


With raids galore, owners of fair price shops scurry for cover
Sonepat, August 13
Officials of the CM’s Flying Squad, accompanied by the police, carried out surprise raids on a number of fair price shops in different parts of this city yesterday and found almost all of them closed.

DIVINE COUTURE: Fashion designer Anjana Bharghava, Leena Singh and Ashima Singh with president of ISKCON temple displaying the dress of Lord Krishna on Janmashtami at ISKCON temple during a press conference in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

DC’s initiative on sprucing up parks bears fruit
Panipat, August 13
In this industrial town, the business community seems to be least interested in the welfare of society as a whole. Some charitable institution here had donated water coolers, which were installed at different platforms of the Panipat railway station, the bus stand and at Shivpuri cremation ground. 

MCD teachers hold dharna for salaries
New Delhi, August 13
Teachers of the government primary schools submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, demanding the immediate payment of salaries due to them and the implementation of the Government’s Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme.

Real models in all their glory
New Delhi, August 13
They were models in their own right. Dressed in the trendiest the designers had created for the occasion, disabled people made it to the ramp during a special show, organised by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and the International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT).

Plan for INA market development
New Delhi, August 13
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has prepared a conceptual plan for redevelopment of the congested INA market area in South Delhi, the Rajya Sabha was told.

  • Metro compensation

  • Beggars apprehended

Villagers sweat and fume
Sonepat, August 13
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has imposed an unannounced power cut for nine hours daily in the villages of Janti Kalan, Janti Khurd, Dahesra, Khatkar and Shershah, along the Haryana-Delhi border falling under the jurisdiction of Kundli sub-division of the Nigam in the district.

Thieves strike tyre showroom near police station 
Faridabad, August 13
Several cases of thefts have been reported in the district in the past 24 hours. According to reports, robbers made their way into a tyre showroom adjacent to a police station at Palwal town and decamped with several tyres worth Rs 1 lakh. One motorcycle was also stolen.
  • Case of last rites: Vidrohi wants action

  • Protest march against SC judgement

  • Woman commits suicide

  • No trace of child prisoners

  • Roadways driver beaten up

‘Shramik Mahila Jagriti Sammelan’
New Delhi, August 13
The Delhi Labour Welfare Board and Swavalambi Women organised a function, ‘Shramik Mahila Jagriti Sammelan’ in Kamani Auditorium here today.

  • New voters’ list sought

Two Killed in head-on collision
Rohtak, August 13
Two persons were killed in a head-on collision between two motorcycles near Bhalaut village last evening. One of the deceased has been identified as Rajender, while the other victim is yet to be identified.


Pirated porno cassettes, CDs seized
Noida, August 13
With the illegal sale of pornographic CDs and cassettes flourishing it is fast giving rise to porno culture in the posh sectors of the town. It is polluting the young and impressionable minds, according to the police.

Nirula’s manager robbed of Rs 5,000
New Delhi, August 13
Four armed desperadoes robbed the manager of the Nirula’s outlet of Rs 5,000 on the Delhi University campus last night. According to the police, the incident occurred around 8 pm. Four youths called the manager, Asim Sharma, outside the outlet and after brandishing a revolver and asked him to hand over the money in the cash box.

Man duped into buying artificial ornaments
Rohtak, August 13
A miscreant cheated a youth out of Rs 30,000 by selling him artificial ornaments and silver coins here last evening.


Students union won’t settle for old wine in new bottle
TUDENT organisations seeking to win in the Delhi University Students Union elections have a challenging task ahead. Apart from churning out an innovative campaign strategy and candidates who will get them votes, this time they may also have to think of “new issues” to woo students. A new faction of students who address themselves as the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO) have joined the “veterans” in the fray for this year’s DUSU elections.

Student unions will have to think up new issues to woo voters in the DUSU elections this year. — File Photo

Student unions will have to think up new issues to woo voters in the DUSU elections this year.
  • NTU to conduct talent search examination

  • IGNOU to set up Gandhian Studies Centre

  • Induction programme at TIAS

  • NIIT’s scholarship test on Aug 24

  • Coaching for teachers

  • Cong leaders come calling at NSUI camp

  • Free classes for young artists

Patriotic songs rend the air at inter-school contest
Vishwakarma Senior Secondary School bagged the first prize in the inter-school group song competition organised at DAV Centenary Public School today. The theme was patriotic songs aimed at inculcating a spirit of patriotism among the students.


Murder accused acquitted
Bhiwani, August 13
The Court of District Judge, Mr R C Bansal, acquitted a person accused in a case of attempt to murder.

  • Court summons civic authorities


Garhwal Heroes stun Youngmen
New Delhi, August 13
Garhwal Heroes scored a facile 3-1 victory against Youngmen Club in a Group C preliminary league match and qualified for the Super Six of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday. Youngmen will now clash against Uttarakhand to decide the second position from Group C for the Super Six League.

Members of the Indian junior hockey team bound for the eight-nation tournament in Poland.
Members of the Indian junior hockey team bound for the eight-nation tournament in Poland. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Manav Sthali annex double crown
New Delhi, August 13
Manav Sthali School, Rajinder Nagar annexed a double crown when they won the boys and girls team titles in the Inter-Club Table Tennis Tournament, organised by the Delhi Table Tennis Association, at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Wednesday.

Ganga School enter basketball final
New Delhi, August 13
Ganga School beat Saviour Convent School, Meera Bagh 39-25 and entered the final of the Zonal Men’s Basketball Tournament at the St. Martin School court.

Amritinder jumps into lead
New Delhi
Amritinder Singh grabbed an early lead on the opening day of the Rs 8.5 lakh Cotton City Open, the second leg of the Hero Hoda Indian Golf Tour, at the Coimbatore Golf Club course on Wednesday.


Lower stamp duty to be valid till March 31
New Delhi, August 13
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, said that the reduced stamp duty would be valid only up to March 31 next year. It would then revert to the original five per cent. The transfer duty on immovable property was recently reduced from 5 to 3 per cent.


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