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BJP finds a window of opportunity in milk crisis
Madan Lal Khurana New Delhi, August 28
Not wanting to let go of an opportunity that has presented itself, the Delhi BJP will hold a sit-in outside the Secretariat to protest against the shortage of milk. This is when Union Agriculture Minister Rajnath Singh has said the shortage was not restricted to the Capital alone.

Building completion certificate made easier
New Delhi, August 28
In a move that is being seen as a pre-assembly election sop, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has simplified the procedure of getting the building completion certificate which normally involves a lot of running around and harassment to the owner.

Lease deed for Rs 14 crore executed on stamp paper worth Rs 50
Ghaziabad, August 28
A stamp duty evasion of over Rs 2 crore has been detected in a loan deed executed by Ansal Housing and Construction Ltd for its housing colony in the Loni area on 87 acres of land with the UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).

Models at a show during the launch of a new range of hair care products by Wella in the Capital on Thursday.
Models at a show during the launch of a new range of hair care products by Wella in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Impressive turnout in DUTA polls
New Delhi, August 28
Ahead of the student union elections scheduled for September, the Delhi University teachers got a chance to cast their ballots. The elections to choose the office-bearers of the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) were conducted peacefully here today.

Siwah denizens take to crime as fish takes to water
Panipat, August 28
The killing of 19-year-old Parveen on the campus of the local SD College has once again turned the focus on Siwah village. It is surmised that crime is a way of life in this native village of Haryana Assembly Speaker Satbir Singh Kadian. The fact that 300 of its residents are allegedly involved in heinous crimes and a majority of them are already behind bars gives credence to this theory.

Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani…
Greater Noida: A Pakistani national illegally living in the country has been arrested by the Jaroha police from Kalaunda village. He reportedly visited Pakistan thrice and then each time crossed over illegally to India.

Cops beat up lawyer outside lockup
Faridabad, August 28
Local lawyers and members of the District Bar Association have demanded strict action against the policemen who allegedly beat up a lawyer when the latter was talking to an undertrial in the police lockup on the court premises today.

Women robbed of ornaments in sleep
Sonepat, August 28
Eight unidentified armed miscreants struck at a brick kiln near Shekhpur village, about 20 km from here last night, and took away about Rs 8,000 in cash and other ornaments of women labourers who were asleep there.

Outside Noida agencies had a field-day in Mayaland
Noida, August 28
During the BSP-BJP regime in Uttar Pradesh led by Ms Mayawati, outside agencies have had a field-day as far as the contracts for development works in Noida are concerned. These agencies grabbed contracts for welfare projects worth over Rs 600 crore during this period.

Several loopholes exist in security and surveillance of Delhi's leading shopping malls.
(28k, 56k)


Cut use of non-biodegradable items: Sheila
New Delhi, August 28
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today cautioned Delhiites against the quantum jump in the refuse generated every day and invited them to become Bhagidars (partners) in the Government of NCT of Delhi’s initiative to contain the damage caused by non-biodegradable materials to the environment.

Renowned theatre personalities and sisters Zohra Sehgal and Uzra Bhatt (Pakistan) performed together in the play, ‘Ek Thi Nani’, at a cultural exchange event, organised by HelpAge India to promote active ageing, at Hotel Radisson in the Capital on August 21. The event was sponsored by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hotel Radisson. As many as nine members of the cast travelled from Pakistan, with the resumption of the bus service between the two countries.

Cong leaders recall Scindia’s legacy
Bhoda Kalan (Gurgaon), August 28
Residents of Bhoda Kalan and the nearby villages, falling in Pataudi assembly segment, installed here a bronze statute of former Union Minister Madhav Rao Scindia. The statue, which was unveiled today by Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress MP from Madhya Pradesh and son of the late Congress leader, amidst a large crowd, was installed under the aegis of the local Rajput Sabha.

FIR against cops for assault on SP workers
Ghaziabad, August 28
The filing of a report against the Staff Officer (SO) and other policemen of Kavi Nagar for beating up Samajwadi Party workers protesting at the Collectorate, is being viewed as a fallout of the change in power equation in Uttar Pradesh.

NGO to lead march for procuring ration shops records
New Delhi, August 28
In a bid to bring to light large-scale corruption in the public distribution system and make the public aware about its rights, an NGO, Parivartan, along with at least 300 city residents, will approach the Food Department tomorrow to obtain the copies of records of ration shops in their respective areas for scrutinising the details.

Erratic power supply threatens to turn into law and order problem
Rohtak, August 28
Agitated over the unscheduled power cuts, the rural consumers have resorted to road blockades in many villages in the district. In effect, the erratic power supply has now started creating law and order problem in the area.

Martyr cremated with full honours
Meerut, August 28
Naik Anil Kumar of the 16 Jat Regiment, who died fighting the militants in the Naushera border in Jammu and Kashmir on August 23, was cremated with full honours at Partapur village, 5 km from here, today morning. Thousands of villagers attended the cremation.

GRP constables held for extortion
Sonepat, August 28
The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested two policemen, Karam Chand Havaldar and Jai Kishan constable, on charges of extortion of money from four passengers in the New Delhi-bound Unchahar Express between Panipat and Ganaur on Tuesday evening.

  • Patwari nabbed for bribe
  • One killed
  • Suicide by housewife
  • Civic body chief in dock
  • Two commit suicide
  • One killed in road mishap

Police chief opens milk parlour
New Delhi, August 28
Delhi Police Commissioner R S Gupta today inaugurated a milk products’ parlour of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Federation at the New Police Lines.

  • Parents-teachers association
  • Gurmat Samagam in memory of Sant Baba



Mayur Vihar housewife was strangled, hanged from the ceiling
New Delhi, August 28
With the arrest of one person, the East district police today claimed to have solved a murder-cum-robbery case of a woman, Sajni Bhatia, who was killed at her house in the Mayur Vihar area on August 28.

  • Cop’s murder solved

  • Gang of robbers, pickpockets busted



Delhi Govt to fill up posts of ST category teachers
New Delhi, August 28
The Government of NCT of Delhi will soon fill the thousand-odd vacancies of teachers of Scheduled Tribe (ST) category in the schools run by it. According to Education Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, ST candidates possessing caste certificate issued in any part of the country can now apply for Government of NCT of Delhi posts.



Paintings inspired by the tricolour 
Tiranga- Rights and Responsibilities’, an art exhibition, had the artists incorporating images of the National Flag, its colours or motifs in their works.

  • Egyptian memories

  • Art for sight



AIDS threatening to undo the gains made in child healthcare
New Delhi, August 28
SOS Children’s Villages of India, a childcare organisation, held the Tara Ali Baig memorial lecture on the topic, ‘HIV/AIDS - Danger for Children in India and Developing Countries’ recently.

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Sanjay Paswan presenting ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’ to Dr Kamla Bhardwaj at a function in the Capital.Gynaecologist honoured
Bhiwani, August 28
An eminent social worker and gynaecologist, Dr Kamla Bhardwaj of Bhiwani, has been presented with the prestigious ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’ for her services to the society by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Sanjay Paswan presenting ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’ to Dr Kamla Bhardwaj at a function in the Capital.

Top medicos examine global technological strides
New Delhi, August 28
Top-notch professionals from the medical fraternity deliberated on the advancements in global medical technology and its impact on the health industry at Infra Medica 2003, international exhibition and conference, a three-day conference, first of its kind that started amidst huge response from the Indian and international health sector fraternities.



A mid-field tussle for the ball in the first semi-final of the Delhi Hockey League between Northern Railway and FCI Headquarters at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.FCI to meet N Rly in hockey final
New Delhi, August 28
Food Corporation of India (FCI), North Zone will clash against Northern Railway in the final of the Delhi State Hockey League at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday. In the semi-finals on Thursday, FCI defeated Indian Airlines 12-0, after leading by 6-0 at half time, while Northern Railway defeated FCI, Headquarters.

A mid-field tussle for the ball in the first semi-final of the Delhi Hockey League between Northern Railway and FCI Headquarters at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Goans hold Simla Youngs goalless
New Delhi, August 28
Fancied Simla Youngs were held to a goalless draw by Goans Club in a Group A match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

Ashutosh, Deepak star for Salwan
New Delhi, August 28
Deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Ashutosh Sharma (4 for 8) and Deepak Rai (3 for 10) helped defending champions Salwan Boys beat St. Marks School, Meera Bagh by seven wickets in a league match of the Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports complex ground.

MNSS win swimming championship
Sonepat, August 28
Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai won the 37the Haryana State Swimming Championship, which concluded on Wednesday.


Rs 21 cr spent by UHBVN on various power-related projects
Sonepat, August 28
A sum of Rs 21 crore was spent by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) on various projects related to the development of power sector in Sonepat district.

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