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Huge cache of explosives seized from railway station
New Delhi, August 30
The Crime and Railway Branch of the Delhi Police today seized a huge quantity of explosives from the busy New Delhi Railway Station and possibly averted a major tragedy.

A police officer examining the gelatine sticks seized from an abandoned bag at the New Delhi Railway Station on Saturday.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A police officer examining the gelatine sticks seized from an abandoned bag at the New Delhi Railway Station

Mafia grabs posh land in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, August 30
The Greater Noida administration, it is learnt, allotted hundreds of bighas of developed land to the members of a land mafia in return of inferior quality land.
The administration had thus passed on the benefit of hundreds of crores of rupees to these persons.



Destination seems elusive as train just chugs down
Sonepat, August 30
The Amritsar-bound Flying Mail (4647 UP) took as long as one hour and 20 minutes to cover a distance of 46 km, leaving thousands of passengers at Sonepat and nearby railway stations stranded yesterday.

BEJEWELLED BEAUTY: Pakistani model Eman Ali with Zainab Quyoom trying a gold necklace during the Bride and Groom Exhibition in the Capital. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

BJP smells a rat in midday meal
New Delhi, August 30
The Delhi Pradesh BJP on Saturday demanded an inquiry into the role of the private contractors hired by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to feed the students.
Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana claimed that the MCD purchased the food for the Midday Meal Scheme at higher rates than applicable, thereby causing losses to the government exchequer.

Rs 1 lakh snatched from old woman
Noida, August 30
A bus driver, conductor, and two women are alleged to have snatched Rs 1.7 lakh from an old woman and then threw her off the running bus near Atta under Sector-20 police station.

Two gold traders robbed at gunpoint
Bhiwani, August 30
Two motorcycle-borne miscreants robbed two traders of jewellery worth lakhs of rupees at gunpoint in late hours on Thursday. According to reports, the victims who deal in the gold ornaments, were returning from Delhi on a rickshaw.



Chautala urged to issue white paper on foreign investments
Rohtak, August 30
The District Congress Committee has appealed to Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to issue a white paper on the amount of investment in Haryana by the foreign investors during the regime of the present government.

CPM condemns lathi charge on students
Rohtak, August 30
The Haryana unit of the CPM has condemned the police lathi charge on students who were agitating at Jind on Friday against the affiliation of the colleges in the district with the newly created Ch Devi Lal University, Sirsa.

  • Yoga camp at MDU

  • Mobile phone service

Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat conferring the National Award for Excellence in Lending to the SSI Sector to CMD of Punjab National Bank S. S. Kohli in the Capital
Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat conferring the National Award for Excellence in Lending to the SSI Sector to CMD of Punjab National Bank S. S. Kohli in the Capital in the presence of Union Minister of SSI Dr C. P. Thakur.

Solar water pumps catching up among farmers of the district
Rewari, August 30
The solar water pumping system project, which is a joint venture of the Union Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and the Haryana Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, has started picking up momentum in Rewari district.

  • Frequency of Lok Manch doubled

  • ‘Drastic steps needed to curb copying’

Indo-Japanese symposium held for world peace
Sonepat, August 30
As a step towards promoting world peace and non-violence, a joint Indo-Japanese symposium was held here today. Organised by the National Gandhi Museum and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy and supported by the Bharat Soka Gakkai, the symposium was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister of India, Dr I. K. Gujral.

Day of rallies in Sonepat
Sonepat, August 30
Yesterday was a day of demonstrations, processions and rallies in this city. According to one report, workers of the Nationalist Congress Party took out a procession in protest against the increase in the fees in educational institutions and hike in bus fares.

DHBVN cash collection centres to remain open today
Bhiwani, August 30
The cash collection centres in the area of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Mahendragarh and Bhiwani districts would remain open on August 31, which was otherwise a holiday on account of it being a Sunday. The centres were open on Saturday also.

  • Suicide bid

Our words reflect the state of our heart
It is quite possible that sometimes we are told the home truths by our very wives under whose watchful eyes we live. We, good husbands, are models of charm and courtesy in public, when we know that we are being watched, while in our own homes we are dreadful examples of irritability, sarcasm and intolerance because no one else is watching or hearing.

Motorcyclist killed by car driven by minor
New Delhi, August 30
Four persons have been killed in three different accidents that took place in the last 24 hours in Sangam Vihar and Hauz Khas. In the first incident, one Nikhil Jain (20), resident of Ghaziabad, was killed when his motorcycle (No UP-13E-8412) was hit by a Santro car (No DL-2C-M-5604) driven by a 16-year-old boy.

  • One arrested for  forgery

  • Award for ruhani  mission

  • Corporation Bank’s donation

Woman run over by train
Sonepat, August 30
A woman, Sangdoori (40) of Panchsheel Colony, was run over by a train while crossing the railway track near Milton factory on the outskirts of Sonepat town today morning.
On receiving information, the Government Railway Police reached on the spot and her body was taken to the civil hospital for post-mortem. A case has been registered in GRP station at Sonepat.

  • Nomination of Dara Singh,  Hema Malini hailed

  • Bawariya Samaj meeting

  • Foundation stone of  library laid


CIA staff seize  pirated VCDs
Sonepat: The CIA staff carried out a surprise raid on a shop near Chaudhary Devi Lal Stadium here yesterday and seized as many as 572 fake CDs of various feature films from it.

  • Truck tyres stolen


CLI-based Internet service launched
Noida. August 30
Union Minister of State for Telecom and Information Technology Ashok Pradhan said the telecom revolution sweeping the country was the result of the new telecom policy enunciated by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

BSNL launches new Internet access service in Panipat
Panipat, August 30
Chief of the Telecom District of Karnal P. K. Paliwal today inaugurated here the new Calling Line Identification (CLI)-based Accountless Internet Access Service, popularly known as NETONE, for the subscribers of Panipat revenue district.


MDU offers French & German  courses at Gurgaon college
Rohtak, August 30
Maharshi Dayanand University is launching a certificate course in German and French languages at National Law College in Gurgaon during September. This foreign language course (s) programme is being launched as a pilot project on an experimental basis.

DUTA representatives meet Sonia
New Delhi, August 30
Newly elected representatives of the Delhi University Teachers Association today met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and thanked her for the support extended by the Congress in the recently concluded elections.


Delhi High Court tells DDA to reply to V. P. Singh’s plea
New Delhi, August 30
The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Development Authority to respond to former Prime Minister V. P. Singh’s plea seeking to bring to book officials responsible for illegally allowing the conversion of land of a public park for construction of a club near the historic Siri Fort Wall in the Capital.



Symposium on suicide attempts to get to the root of problem
The Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, a national body of mental health professionals, is organising a national symposium on “Suicide and Attempted Suicide: the Real Issues: Prevention, Policy and Law” at the India Habitat Center on August 31.

Neha Sharma with father after her successful operation.

Neha Sharma with father after her successful operation
  • Heart Cure Fund for  children across borders

  • CII healthcare mission to United Kingdom

  • Infant undergoes successful balloon dilation

  • Book on Nature Cure released


Shastri Club bounce back to beat N D Heroes
New Delhi, August 30
Shastri Club, boasting of the best line-up in the Capital, were made to toil hard before bouncing back to edge past New Delhi Heroes 2-1 in a preliminary Group B match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Tribal Club, Youngster record big wins
New Delhi, August 30
Tribal Club and Youngster recorded big victories in the PNB Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium on Saturday. Tribal Club defeated Delhi Youth by 5-0 after leading by 2-0 at half time. Augustin Ekka scored the first and third goals.

Shweta, Kaushik Das annex tennis titles
New Delhi, August 30
G K Shweta pulled herself out of a mid-match slump to outgun Karin Ahuja 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to annex the girls under-14 title in the Nike Junior Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court in New Delhi on Saturday.

Poojashree and Shweta Chandra, Kaushik Das and Kinshuk Sharma who won the girls and boys doubles titles in the Junior Tour Tennis Tournament at the DLTA courts on Saturday.

Poojashree and Shweta Chandra, Kaushik Das and Kinshuk Sharma who won the girls and boys doubles titles in the Junior Tour Tennis Tournament at the DLTA courts

Manu, Gaurav star for Hans Raj Model
New Delhi, August 30
A dashing knock of 66 by Manu Sharma and deadly bowling of 5 for 24 by Gaurav Jhangra helped Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh defeat Salwan Public School by 100 runs in the Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas ground.

  • Anish bowls KVS to victory

Cops from Rohtak, Sonepat dominate police meet
An ASI with the Sonepat police, Rajesh is all set to become the sprint queen of the 10th Rohtak Police Range Sports Meet. She has already won the 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m event during the 4-day meet.

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