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Delhi statehood Bill tabled in LS
New Delhi, August 18
In the run-up to the Assembly polls, the BJP-led Central government today introduced in the Lok Sabha a Bill conferring statehood on Delhi. 

Dacoits strike at Panipat industrialist’s house
Panipat, August 18
Nine masked dacoits, armed with revolvers and sharp-edged weapons, ransacked industrialist Parmod Garg’s house in Jagannath Vihar after injuring him seriously in the wee hours today. 

Shehnai versus Sarod

Shehnai versus Sarod. — Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Minister takes refuge in diesel price hike to justify bus fares
Sonepat, August 18
Haryana Transport Minister Ashok Arora has justified the recent increase in bus fares, pointing out that the department had been saddled with huge losses following the hike in the prices of petroleum products.

When even a cop can’t trace his missing son
Ghaziabad, August 18
A head constable of the UP Provincial Armed Constabulary has been running from pillar to post for the last three months in search of his missing son. Neither the UP Police nor the PAC has proved to be of much help. In fact, the local police have been accused of shielding the culprits.

Gangster’s extortion bid from jail
New Delhi, August 18
The Delhi Police Special Cell today claimed to have arrested two associates of a western Uttar Pradesh gangster — who was operating from a prison — for trying to extort money from a Delhi businessman. 

Trader’s house looted in Sultanpuri
New Delhi, August 18
Four masked desperadoes intruded into the Sultanpuri house of Mr Rajinder Jain, a paper merchant of Chawri Bazar, and escaped with cash and jewellery worth several lakhs of rupees after attacking him and threatening his wife and children late last night.

‘Our mission is to train managers to take up challenges of dynamic business environment’ 
Nirmal SinghD
r Nirmal Singh has been associated with management education, especially human resource management, for more than three decades now. After having served for more than two decades at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, he founded the Guru Nanak Institute of Management at Punjabi Bagh in West Delhi.



INLD to go it alone in Rajasthan poll
Sonepat, August 18
Mr Ajay Chautala, MP and president of the youth wing of the Indian National Lok Dal, has declared his party will not enter into alliance with any other political party and contest the next assembly elections on its own steam in Rajasthan.


Govt remark on master plan changes worrisome: DPCC
New Delhi, August 18
The DPCC president, Chaudhary Prem Singh, today said that the declaration by the Union Government that changes would be brought about in the master plan of Delhi, had only added to the confusion of the residents in the Capital.

Computerised information on DDA
New Delhi, August 18
The Delhi Development Authority is taking measures to provide computerised information to the public. Minister of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation B.C. Khanduri told the Rajya Sabha today that the DDA is taking steps to give computerised information.


Dr Najma Heptulla, Deputy Chairperson, Rajya Sabha, and National Chairperson of the Insititute of Directors, presenting the Golden Peacock National Training Award
Dr Najma Heptulla, Deputy Chairperson, Rajya Sabha, and National Chairperson of the Insititute of Directors, presenting the Golden Peacock National Training Award 3004 to Mr K.K. Sinha, Director (HR), National Thermal power Corporation, in New Delhi on Monday. The award has been given to the Power Management Institute of the NTPC for its efforts in the area of training and development of human resources.

CM on a stone-laying spree in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, August 18
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, had a hectic schedule in Gurgaon yesterday. This included chairing a meeting of the District Public Grievances and Redressal Committee and inaugurating Shree Govind Tricentenary Dental College Hospital and Research Institute, established by Dasmesh Educational Charitable Trust, at Budedha village, about 15 km from here.

Glaring discrepancies in statistics released by DPRO
Panipat, August 18
There are lies and then there are statistics. A majority of the statistics released by the District Public Relations Officer are far removed from truth and often contradict each other.

Sick of harassment, FSIA pleads its case before power board
Faridabad, August 18
The Faridabad Small Industries Association has asked the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam and its subsidiaries to make some drastic changes in the process with regard to the release of a connection and matters connected to power supply to industrial and commercial units.

Anti-encroachment drive: 17 houses razed
Sonepat, August 18
As many as 17 houses were demolished by the officials of the district administration during the anti-encroachment campaign launched at Bad Khalsa village about 13 km from here yesterday.

Youth killed by lightning
Sonepat, August 18
A 22-year-old youth Joginder sustained serious burn injuries after being struck by lightning while he was engaged in grazing the milch animals in a field at Kathura village about 40 km from here on Saturday evening.

Cricketers honoured for fostering national integrity
Film stars and cricketers honoured for spreading the message of national integrity during a function at Talkatora Stadium in the CapitalNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP president, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, felicitated the film stars and cricketers at a function jointly organised by Rashtra Eikta Sangh and Sanjay Music Group at Talkatora Stadium.

GLAD HAND: Film stars and cricketers honoured for spreading the message of national integrity during a function at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital.



Couldn’t get dowry; gets his deserts
Noida, August 18
The husband and in-laws of a young housewife allegedly tried to burn her and later threw her out of the house in Delhi due to her failure to bring Rs 5 lakh as dowry. The police have arrested the husband, Rajiv Kumar, after her father Vinode Kumar, a resident of Sector 12 here, filed an FIR in the Sector 24 police station.

Former minister’s brothers commits suicide
New Delhi

Naresh Chand (50), the brother of former Delhi Industries Minister Narendra Nath, allegedly committed suicide at his residence early today. He allegedly hanged himself from a fan in his room in Farsh Bazar area of East Delhi and was found dead at around 6 am when the family members found the body.


It’s curtains for SNF factory
New Delhi, August 18
Modern Food Industries (India) Limited has decided to close down its Supplementary Nutritional Foods factory at C-4, Lawrence Road Industrial Area, Delhi. The factory, which employed 71 workmen, had been lying idle since March-end.



Chautala lays stone of Technology Park
Faridabad, August 18
The foundation of an information technology centre, known as Haryana Technology Park, was laid in a plot on National Highway 2 yesterday by the Chief Minister of Haryana. It is claimed that the park which will be ready in the next three to four years will have an investment of about Rs 300 crore and give job opportunities to 24,000 persons.



Conjunctivitis: Dos and don’ts
New Delhi, August 18
With eye flu or conjunctivitis having spread across the NCR, doctors have been quick to dole out precautions as well as solutions. Dr Markenday Ahuja, Director, Shri Baba Mast Nath Charitable Hospital, Rohtak, points out that reaching for over-the-counter eyedrops when the eyes become red or itchy may actually worsen the condition.



FCI edge past Delhi Audit in hockey
New Delhi, August 18
Food Corporation of India, Headquarters edged past Delhi Audit 2-1 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutional teams, sponsored by Punjab National Bank, at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

IndianOil Rally sets of for Wagah
New Delhi, August 18
A group of IndianOil employees set off for Wagah on their motorcycles. The motorcycle expedition was flagged off from the IndianOil Bhavan in Yusuf Sarai by Northern Region general manager V. K. Sood in the presence of Petroleum Workers’ Union general-secretary I. M. Uniyal.

Royal Rangers earn full points
New Delhi, August 18

Royal Rangers defeated Ahbab 2-0 to record their second victory in the Super Six League of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL A Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. The goals came once in each half. Medio Dio Siam scored the first goal in the 26th minute. 

Father Agnel down DPS to lift title
New Delhi

Father Agnel defeated Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, 70-69 in the Jindal Basketball Tournament at the Prithvi Nath courts.

Gursharan qualifies for Level-II
New Delhi, August 18
Seven Delhi coaches, including former Test player Gursharan Singh, have qualified for the Level-II Coaches’ Course, conducted by the National Cricket Academy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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