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54,000 fewer voters in Meerut!
Meerut, August 21
Senior administrative officials have swung into action following the disclosure that there are 54,000 fewer names in the voters’ lists in Meerut City and Meerut Cantt Assembly constituencies. Kithore and Kharkhauda segments have also registered a dip in the number of voters.

Rs 1 cr stamp duty evasion in Mother Dairy property deal
Ghaziabad, August 21
The district administration has detected stamp duty evasion of over Rs one crore in a property transaction between Mother Dairy and RMI Foods Pvt Ltd. The land in question is located on the Hapur road near Pilkhua in Jain Industrial Estate.

Rajasthan cops strike on Haryana turf
Rewari, August 21
In a case of alleged high-handedness, a Rajasthan Police team, in search of eight prisoners who had escaped from Behror sub-jail, picked up the president of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Samyukta Loktantrik Party Naresh Yadav and his two associates from NH 8 near Asalwas village.


Change of guard at Rashtrapati Bhawan
Change of guard at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Attack on councillor at Town Hall: BJP seeks action
New Delhi, August 21
Irate BJP members of the MCD today demanded strict action against a senior officer whose henchmen reportedly attacked Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition in the Standing Committee, on August 19 at Town Hall, the headquarters of the corporation.

Pesticide units: Bleak future
Faridabad, August 21
Pesticides are in the news again, but not for their presence in soft drinks. Rather, it is the pesticide industry, which is drawing attention to itself owing to the stiff dose of taxes.

Notorious murderer nabbed after encounter
New Delhi, August 21
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested a notorious criminal, Karan Singh, wanted in connection with several murders, following a brief encounter in the Alipur area of North Delhi late last night.

The Mars road show has just begun
New Delhi, August 21
Schoolchildren in the national Capital will have a rare opportunity to gaze at a celestial rendezvous — that occurs once in 1,00,000 years — with sophisticated telescopes.

Transformer cable thieves nabbed
Sonepat, August 21
With the arrest of three persons, the police claimed to have busted a gang of transformer cable thieves operating in the district for the past few months. Superintendent of Police Paramjit Singh Ahlawat told mediapersons here today that the arrested persons had been identified as Gautam, Puleen and Bappi, all residents of West Bengal and residing in a rented house at Kabirpur village on the outskirts of the city.


BJP bid to consolidate hold over poll turf in Haryana 
Rewari, August 21
The BJP is all set to consolidate its electoral grip over all 10 parliamentary as well as the 90 assembly constituencies in Haryana. An action plan in this regard was formulated during a three-day conclave of the top brass of the party held at Kaleshwar Dham, 50 km from Yamuna Nagar, on August 15, 16, and 17.


Vidrohi seeks white paper on CM’s foreign tours
Sonepat, August 21
The president of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has urged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to issue a white paper on the expenditure incurred on his foreign tours so that the people could know what the state had achieved from these tours.

The demolition drive at Kamla Market Near Asaf Ali Road by MCD
The demolition drive at Kamla Market Near Asaf Ali Road by MCD in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Students at a mehendi designing inter-school festival organised at the Air Force Auditorium
Students at a mehendi designing inter-school festival organised at the Air Force Auditorium in the Capital. — A Tribune photograph

MLA accused of issuing  fake election I-cards
New Delhi, August 21
Continuing with his tirade against MLA from Delhi Cantonment and Deputy Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly Kiran Chaudhry, a former BJP legislator on Thursday reiterated the allegation that the voters’ list in certain Assembly segments was tampered with and fake election I-cards issued in connivance with certain officials.

Ample power, but cuts galore to ruin one’s day 
Rohtak, August 21
Although there is a marginal difference between the availability and requirement of electricity in the district, the unscheduled power cuts have disrupted the normal life of the urban and rural consumers of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN). 

Thanks to proximity to Capital, crime thriving in Sonepat
Sonepat, August 21
Sonepat district is one of the most sensitive districts in Haryana as crimes like murder, smuggling of arms, liquor and loot have become commonplace because of its proximity to Delhi and UP.

Assault by cops: Scribes threaten to launch stir
Rohtak, August 21
Journalists in the district have warned the police administration that they would launch an agitation if a case of manhandling and threatening to kill was not registered against an Inspector and an ASI, who beat up two journalists during the elections of the Maharshi Dayanand University Non-teaching Employees Association here last evening.

Delhi Book Fair to open a vast  panorama for children
New Delhi, August 21
The Ninth Delhi Book Fair, which begins on August 23, will offer a wide range of books for children. To attract the youngsters are not just books from all over, but also free entry to the exhibition grounds.

A new look awaits Pragati Maidan 
New Delhi, August 21
A new look awaits the Capital’s hub for holding fairs and exhibitions, Pragati Maidan. The place that hosts national and international events will soon acquire a 21st century look.

National War Museum is still a dream
New Delhi, August 21
Conceived long back in 1960, the National War Museum is still a dream with the selection of the site and allotment of land for the purpose hanging fire for past four decades.

Buildings affected by Metro project to be repaired
New Delhi, August 21
To counter the stress, which over 3,000 buildings are likely to undergo because of the Delhi Metro project, the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) has been asked to help repair and retrofit the structures near the central line of the underground Metro tunnels and also in the vicinity of the stations.

Scholarships worth Rs 6.12 lakh sanctioned for 1700 students
Sonepat, August 21
The Education Department has sanctioned yearly scholarship of Rs 6.12 lakh to 1,700 students in the state who have figured in the merit lists of urban and rural areas in the examination results of 2002-2003 academic year of middle and high school classes.

Boy run over  by car
Faridabad, August 21
Three persons, including a minor boy, have been killed in separate incidents since yesterday. A six-year-old boy identified as Bhisma was run over by a speeding car in the DLF area here yesterday. The victim died in the hospital. Two other deaths were due to electrocution.
  • Traffic held up for 3 hours
  • Phones in coma
  • Yoga camp at MDU
  • Kuchipudi show

Consumer-friendly power bills


DTC hits Blueline: Head Constable killed
New Delhi, August 21
A Delhi Police Head Constable was killed after a DTC bus, in which he was travelling last night, hit a Blueline, near Andrews Ganj bus stand in South district. The victim, Gope Kumar, in his early forties, was posted at the District lines in the South district. The police said that he was sitting on the rear side when the DTC Mudrika bus (no DL-1PA 7969) hit a stationary blue line bus.

Trader dupes handloom manufacturers
Panipat, August 21
A trader has allegedly duped several handloom manufacturers of Panipat and has escaped without making payments to the tune of several lakh rupees. The manufacturers have now decided to lodge a complaint against Khem Chand, who, they alleged, escaped without making payments for handloom products borrowed from them.


ADC told to hold education society poll
Sonepat, August 21
The Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) authorities have reportedly directed the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sonepat, to hold the elections of the Tika Ram Education Society, Sonepat, in order to constitute an elected body of the management. The Additional Commissioner holds the charge of the administrator of the society.


Komala Varadan’s paintings are notable for the treatment of colour and brush-stroke in consonance with different dance formsARTSCAPE
Blending rhythm and movement on canvas
hythm in Colour is an exhibition of paintings by Komala Varadan at the Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi from August 22 to Sept 1.According to art critic Suneet Chopra, Komala Varadan, like many creative people, finds herself in different fields of expression. She is a dancer, an artist, a photographer and a writer. Dance, however, is her chosen field of expression.

Komala Varadan’s paintings are notable for the treatment of colour and brush-stroke in consonance with different dance forms.

Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan being presented with ‘Aadharshila Shikhar Award’Shehnai maestro honoured 
enowned shehnai maestro, Ustad Bismillah Khan was presented with the coveted ‘Aadharshila Shikhar Award’ at a glittering function here. Presenting the award to the maestro, the former Prime Minister, Mr I. K. Gujral, said the Ustad had taken this little-known instrument to the highest form of classical art and has preserved its pristine purity through his dedicated rendition for over half a century now.

Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan being presented with ‘Aadharshila Shikhar Award’ by the former Prime Minister, Mr I. K. Gujral.
  • Celebrating India’s cultural heritage and influence
  • Parikrama at Shoppers’ Stop

Extravaganza from breathless musical wonder
Creating history one after another, Shankar Mahadevan is a breathless musical wonder, who literally created musical history in 1999 with his seamlessly breathless musical album. A child prodigy at the age of four, Shankar Mahadevan is all about music, from Classical to Hindustani and fusion to film music.

Shankar Mahadevan at the release of his latest album.
Shankar Mahadevan at the release of his latest album


Preventive measures for conjunctivitis
Bhiwani, August 21
In view of the acute conjunctivitis prevalent these days, local eye specialists have cautioned the people against its symptoms and suggested some preventive measures. According to Dr Ramesh Dhankhad, in-charge of local K J Government Eye Hospital, there was no reason for panic.


Air Force, N D Heroes  record big wins
New Delhi, August 21
Indian Air Force and New Delhi Heroes scored facile wins in the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Soccer League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium West ground. Air Force grounded Collegians 7-1 while Heroes drubbed Bhuddist Blue Stars 6-2. In an interesting match, Air Force forged ahead in the eighth minute through Danny. Kishan Kumar equalised for Collegians in the 12th minute. 

FCI, Northern Railway on a scoring spree
New Delhi, August 21
Food Corporation of India (Headquarters) and Northern Railway scored thumping victories in the Delhi State Hockey League for Institutions at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

Aryavrat Club rout DDA Coaching 
New Delhi, August 21
Aryavrat Club defeated DDA Sports Complex Coaching Centre, Paschim Vihar by 41 runs in a two-day match at the DDA Sports Complex ground, Paschim Vihar. Kamal Verma, who played an all-round role for DDA Coaching Centre, was adjudged the man of the match.

Ganga girls enter semis
New Delhi, August 21
Ganga School defeated GSKV School, S P Road 40-25 to enter the semi-final of the Senior Girls Zonal Kabaddi Tournament at the Mundka School. Mamta (16), Sunita (14) and Punam (10) were the leading scorers.

Training camp to select throw-ball team 

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