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Housing dream remains unfulfilled
CM blames it on limited statehood
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the Independence Day parade at Chhatrasal Stadium in the Capital on Friday.
New Delhi, August 15
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says the Government of NCT of Delhi could not keep its promise of providing housing for all because the Union Ministry of Urban Development administers the subjects of land and urban planning.

DOUBLE SALAAM: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the Independence Day parade at Chhatrasal Stadium in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

PM for renaming Red Fort lawns ‘15 August Garden’
New Delhi, August 15
The newly developed lush green lawns at the historical Red Fort caught the attention of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee during his address to the nation and he took the opportunity to suggest that it be named ‘15 August Garden’.



CBI officials honoured
New Delhi, August 15
As many as 13 CBI officials were conferred Distinguished and Meritorious Service medals on the eve of the Independence Day, a press release said.

The 419-metre-long towel, unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani, in the Capital on Friday.Long live India! Towel displays patriotic fervour
New Delhi, August 15
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L K Advani, today joined the students of G D Goenka School in a unique Independence Day celebrations. A 419-metre-long towel, weighing over 500 kg and claimed to be the longest, was unveiled here today by Mr Advani. The towel has been spun in the National Tricolour and is expected to find its way into the Limca Book of Records.

VANDE MATARAM: The 419-metre-long towel, unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani, in the Capital on Friday.
— Photo Kamal Singh

Independence Day celebrated with great fervour in the region
New Delhi, August 15
The Independence Day was celebrated with fervour accompanied by customary official functions in various parts of the NCR.

Special Focus on Jhajjar/Bahadurgarh
Heavy downpour mars Independence Day celebrations
Jhajjar, August 15
Heavy downpour occurred in the region today till the afternoon. This not only marred the Independence Day celebrations but also took the infrastructure related problems to the fore.

NDMC celebrates I-Day

Police breathe easy as I-Day passes off peacefully
New Delhi, August 15
The Delhi Police and the other security agencies today heaved a sigh of relief as the 57th Independence Day celebrations passed off peacefully even though they had to turn the Capital into a virtual fortress with heavy deployment.

Underground parking project in South Ex market
New Delhi, August 15
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is finalising a project report for providing underground parking in South Extension market where parking is a big problem, forcing people to avoid going to the market. This has become a matter of great concern to hundreds of shopkeepers who have invested crores of rupees in their establishments.

Done to death for ‘sin of love’
Meerut, August 15
Once again two lovers had to make the supreme sacrifice. The parents of the girl killed both of them.



A model strikes a pose at the ‘Compassion in Fashion’ exhibition, organised by the People for Animals, in the Capital on Friday.
Fashioning a cause: A model strikes a pose at the ‘Compassion in Fashion’ exhibition, organised by the People for Animals, in the Capital on Friday.
— Photo Kamal Singh

Credit cards free farmers from moneylenders’ clutches
Sonepat, August 15
A progressive farmer and owner of 15 acres of land, Ajit Singh, of Puthi village in Gohana subdivision of the district and his family members are very happy as he earns around Rs 5 lakh every year by cultivating potato seeds.

Villagers all charged up about CM’s visit
Sonepat, August 15
People in villages falling under the Kailana assembly constituency of the district are enthusiastic about the scheduled two-day visit of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on August 18 and 19.

Gau raksha team to meet PM
Sonepat, August 15
Acharya Baldev, president of the Arya Pritinidhi Sabha, Haryana, and the Gaushala Sangh flagged off a 25-member delegation of the Gau Raksha Lok Sewak Sangh at Jatheri village, 6 km from here, yesterday.

Social awareness mela from today
New Delhi, August 15
Prayas, an NGO working for the care and protection of streetchildren, and Dilli Haat have joined hands to organise a social awareness mela-cum-bazaar ‘Savlambhi Mela’ at Dilli Haat from August 16 to September 15.

Waterway to Model Town police station!SPEAKING OUT
This is with regard to the recent reports over the presence of pesticides and other contaminants in soft drinks produced by Pepsi and Coke.

Waterway to Model Town police station! — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

NCR briefs
Six of family get life term for killing woman
Rohtak, August 15
Six members of a family have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Fast Track Court Judge, Mr Vinod Jain, for killing a woman by setting her on fire in May last year.

  • SOS to Mayawati

  • Residents allege police encroachment

Delhi Digest
Two booked for attempt to rape
New Delhi, August 15
The South-West district police have registered a case of attempt to rape on a complaint from a 16-year old girl that two persons had tried to rape her on Wednesday evening in Jharera in the Delhi Cantonment area.

  • Woman commits suicide
  • Khandelwal Digambar Jain Mahasabha
  • Loadshedding



Gang of highway robbers busted
Sonepat: With the arrest of three persons, the Baroda police have busted a gang of highway robbers operating in Gohana subdivision of the district for the past few months.

Three injured in accident on NH 71
Sonepat, August 15
At least three persons were seriously injured when a truck collided with a vehicle on the National Highway No.71 near Sainipura village, about 40 km from here yesterday.

Satta racket busted, four held
New Delhi, August 15
With the arrest of four persons, including a woman, the North-East district police today claimed to have busted a satta racket (organised during England and South-Africa test match on August 14) in the Dilshad Colony area.

Gang involved in smuggling duplicate VCD smashed, 725 VCDs seized
Greater Noida, August 15
The Kasna police have busted a gang involved in smuggling duplicate VCD. The police arrested two persons and seized 725 duplicate VCDs from their possession.


BSNL launches Internet access service in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, August 15
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched ‘Caller Line Identity-based Accountless Internet Access’ for all its PSTN subscribers in Gurgaon on the eve of the Independence Day. The subscribers can now do without knocking at the doors of service providers to get the Internet connections.


Gursharan refuses Bengal’s coaching offer
New Delhi, August 15
Former Test player Gursharan Singh has turned down a lucrative offer to coach the Bengal Ranji Trophy team due to his close association with the Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy at Saket in South Delhi.

Paschim Heroes clinch DSA B Division title
New Delhi, August 15
Paschim Heroes defeated Rohini Club 3-1 to annex the B Division title in the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. But both the winners and losers have qualified for the A Division from next season.

DPS drub St Columba’s in basketball tourney
New Delhi, August 15
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road scored an emphatic 86-68 victory against St. Columba’s School to storm into the semi-final of the Jindal Basketball Tournament at the Prithvi Nath basketball courts in Karol Bagh.

Feroz Ali consolidates lead
New Delhi, August 15
Feroz Ali surged into a four-stroke lead when he fired a third round 69 in the Rs 8.5 lakh Cotton City Open Golf Championship at the par-72 Coimbatore Golf Club course, according to information reaching in Delhi.

Ram Babu Gupta appointed match referee
New Delhi, August 15
Former Test umpire Ram Babu Gupta has been appointed as match referee for the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy to be played in Bangalore from September 10 to 14.

Ganga School lift title
New Delhi, August 15
Ganga School, Hiran Kudna beat Vishal Bharti School, Paschim Vihar 29-24 to annex the title of the Zonal Senior Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Bosco Public School ground.Top

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