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CM opens 400 KV line: More power to the people
New Delhi, August 22
The supply of electricity to Najafgarh, Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj and Pappankalaan is expected to be streamlined after the inauguration of the Rs 64 crore 400 KV Banauli–Ballabgarh line by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday.

HSEB to involve masses in anti-copying drive
Faridabad, August 22
The Haryana School Education Board (HSEB), which often remains in the news for its failure to check mass copying during examinations and poor pass percentage, has now launched a drive to involve the masses in order to contain the problem.

A child at a rally organised by the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress at Turkman Gate in the Capital READY FOR ELECTIONS: A child at a rally organised by the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress at Turkman Gate in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Rest assured, no CAS before polls
New Delhi, August 22
Delhi Pradesh BJP President Madan Lal Khurana on Friday said he was “convinced” that the Conditional Access System (CAS) for cable television would not be introduced in the NCT of Delhi from September 1.

A protest organised by the Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh against illegal Bangladeshi settlers in the Capital

A protest organised by the Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh against illegal Bangladeshi settlers in the Capital on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

IT men swoop down on
blanket unit
Panipat, August 22
It was panic stations in Asia’s biggest blanket market here following income tax raids on the premises of a prominent manufacturer here last evening.

SC notices on large-scale felling of trees
New Delhi, August 22
The Supreme Court today issued notices to the DDA Vice-Chairman, the Delhi Government and Forest Department officials on a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against them for not being able to protect the Jahanpanah protected forest in south Delhi. 

Three Noida engineers suspended
Noida, August 22
The Chief Executive Officer of Noida, Dr Om Prakash, has suspended three engineers for dereliction of duty and delay in executing works during the inspection of a site on August 18.

Spate of thefts leave Faridabad residents worried
Faridabad, August 22
While the rising incidents of thefts, looting and robberies have left the residents worried and shocked, the police is yet to take any measures to instil confidence among the people.

Auto thieves nabbed after encounter
GHAZIABAD: The Sihani Gate police have nabbed six members of an inter-state auto thieves’ gang after an encounter. The police claim to have recovered a stolen car and a motorbike from the gang. They used to sell stolen cars in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.


Chautala, Bhajan looked after only their districts: RLD leader
Jhajjar, August 22
State secretary of the Rashtriya Lok Dal Jagdish Rai Kaushik accused Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal of taking care of only their home districts in development works when in power. 

Surender Singh sees pro-HVP wave
Rewari, August 22
Mr Surender Singh, secretary-general of the Haryana Vikas Party, has asserted that a pro- Bansi Lal wave is sweeping Haryana, particularly in Ahirwal, in sharp contrast to the declining popularity of the Chautala regime.


Ex-minister seeks CBI probe into PDS atta overpricing
Sonepat, August 22
Mr Jagbir Singh Malik, former Haryana minister and secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), has demanded a CBI probe into the alleged overpricing of wheat flour meant for the BPL families by the depot-holders in Sonepat district.

Open Frame 2003, festival of reality films, begins
New Delhi, August 22
Open Frame 2003, a festival showcasing 50 challenging productions from Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, organised by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust and UNESCO in association with Prasar Bharti, has begun at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, in the Capital.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, along with Sharmila Tagore, inaugurating the Open Frame 2003.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, along with Sharmila Tagore, inaugurating the Open Frame 2003

Suppliers charged more from MCD for mid-day meal items
New Delhi, August 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has alleged that tenders for the supply of mid-day meals were awarded at higher rates in comparison to the rates of such items being procured by the Government of NCT of Delhi’s Department of Social Welfare.

  • Violation of SCO

  • WB loan for ICDS

  • Courts for women

Gazing at the futureSPEAKING OUT
EFORE the reorganisation of the erstwhile Punjab state into Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, administration of education was one of the best in the country, and was worth emulating.

Gazing at the future. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

One killed as tractor rams mobike
Jhajjar, August 22
One person was killed and another injured when a tractor rammed a motorcycle, near Mela ground, on Badli Road, in Bahadurgarh, last evening.

  • BSF jawan electrocuted

  • Factory Gutted

  • 32-year-old widow strangled


Spurt in chain snatching, but no cases registered
New Delhi, August 22
A spate of chain snatching incidents has been reported from different areas of the Capital but no case has been registered so far. To make their work easy, the police closed the cases with a statement that the victims did want investigation into the cases.


700 students take part in painting contest
Panipat, August 22
The National Painting Competition organised under the auspices of the National Child Welfare Council at Bal Bhavan here yesterday was a big draw with over 700 students from 35 schools participating in it.


Girl ‘ditches’ youth in court
Sonepat, August 22
A case relating to an inter-caste marriage took a dramatic turn in the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Sudhir Parmar when the girl submitted in writing that she did not know anything about her marriage.


Shastri Club down City in soccer league
New Delhi, August 22
Five times former champions Shastri Club, who boast of the best lineup this season, drubbed City Club 2-0 in the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

CRPF aquatic meet in September
New Delhi, August 22
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will host the 52nd All-India Police Aquatic and Cross Country Championship from September 1 to 6 at the Talkatora swimming pool.

Special screening of Formula One race
New Delhi, August 22
Star Sports will provide live coverage of the Formula One World Championship-Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday from 4.30 pm with the complete package of ‘Race Day’, the preview show, upto 7.30 pm, ending with the review show ‘Chequered Flag” at 18 popular restaurants These include Ssteel at the Ashoka in Delhi. 

Sponsorships a boon for climbers: Santosh
Rohtak, August 22
Addressing mediapersons here recently, Arjuna awardee Santosh Yadav, who has the distinction of scaling Mount Everest twice in successive years (1992 and 1993) to become the first women climber to do so, said the presence of a number of sponsors today made it easy to climb Mount Everest.


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