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Lethal ‘halwa’ arrives by post, floors wrestler’s family
Gurgaon, September 2
Little did Dheeraj “Pehalwan”, twice gold medallist in the Commonwealth Games and once in the South Asian Championship, know that he would one day be floored outside the wrestling court by a heady mix of deceit and manipulation.

HC sets deadline for amenities in MCD-run schools
New Delhi, September 2
The Delhi High Court today asked the authorities to provide basic amenities in all government and MCD-run schools in the Capital within four months and constituted a five-member committee, headed by the Education Secretary, to ensure compliance of its order.

Outstation student can tip the scales
Rohtak, September 2
The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) poll fever is not confined to the Capital. It has also gripped other cities in the National Capital Region, in the run-up to the September 5 polls.

APATHY: Will the students turn their back on the DUSU polls yet again? — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal





Madan Lal Khurana POLL POLEMICS
Khurana smells a rat in withdrawal of land allotment
New Delhi, September 2
The Delhi unit of the BJP has demanded an investigation into the “withdrawal” of allotment of land by the Government of NCT of Delhi. The government had yesterday sought re-evaluation of the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) issued to the allottees.

Box with Rs 20 lakh vanishes in bank branch
New Delhi, September 2
The Corporation Bank authorities have reported to the police that a cash box containing Rs 20 lakh was missing from its Ajmal Khan Road branch in Karol Bagh in Central district.

Anti-corruption drive: Haryana cops bite more than they can chew
Faridabad, September 2
Have the Haryana Police bitten more than they can chew? They have launched Operation Choksi, reportedly to check corruption in public life. As a part of this exercise, one might see cops giving “lectures” on corruption and how to prevent it.


DPCC rally for rollback of hike
New Delhi, September 2
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) has demanded the rollback of the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. Supporters of the party on Tuesday held a sit-in and courted arrest near the Parliament Street police station.

Leaders of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee during the protest against the NDA Government on the issue of hike in the prices of petrol and diesel at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Leaders of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee during the protest against the NDA Government on the issue of hike in the prices of petrol and diesel at Jantar Mantar


Gurgaon girl attends American Presidential Classroom
Gurgaon, September 2
Radhika Bedi, a resident of the city, was among the students from all over the world selected to attend the ‘American Presidential Classroom - Future World Leaders Summit’. The summit was held last month in Washington DC.

Mr S. S. Kohli, CMD, Punjab National Bank, presenting a cheque of Rs 74. 28 crore as dividend for 2002-03, to Mr S. S. Sisodia
Mr S. S. Kohli, CMD, Punjab National Bank, presenting a cheque of Rs 74. 28 crore as dividend for 2002-03, to Mr S. S. Sisodia, Secretary, Banking & Insurance in the Capital. 

Cong all set to corner govt in Assembly
Rohtak, September 2
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Assembly, has announced that the party would introduce adjournment motions on at least five major issues in the Assembly session to be held from September 9.

Greenpeace gets assurance on bio-safety norms
New Delhi, September 2
Greenpeace activists surprised Dr Manju Sharma, Secretary, Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), with a house-call this morning, bearing baskets of indigenous potatoes and a banner stating “GM potatoes no solution to malnutrition”.

PHDCCI stresses need for special economic zones
Gurgaon, September 2
The president of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), Mr P. K. Jain, underlined the importance of special economic zones and free trade zones to make the industry cost competitive in the present environment the world over.

Motorists go through hell on Sonepat roads
Sonepat, September 2
It is the same old story. The pathetic condition of the Sonepat’s roads continues to cause nightmares to the people of the city.

Man faces the music for duping Gaushala
Sonepat, September 2
The executive committee of the Dharmarth Gaushala of Sisana village has reportedly penalised a person of collecting donations in the name of Gaushala by issuing fake receipts.

Three mowed down in sleep
New Delhi, September 2
A trailor, whose driver lost control of the vehicle, ran over five persons sleeping on the pavement of Ring Road in Kirti Nagar in West Delhi, killing three of them on the spot and injuring two others last night.

Plot to loot liquor vend, five held
Sonepat, September 2
The Civil Lines police arrested five youths while they were planning to loot a liquor vend near the ITI here last night. According to a report, the youths were identified as Sonu of Kalupur village, Raj Kumar and Bijender of Balia (UP), now living in Gian Nagar, Rambir of Bandepur village and Rajoo, alias Mustafa, of Eight-Marla Colony of Sonepat.

  • Kidnapped girl rescued

  • Probe into sarpanch’s deeds sought

  • ‘Stop issuing permits to autorickshaw owners’

  • Rally against ‘misrule’ of Chautala govt on Sept 4

Info kiosks at DDA offices
New Delhi, September 2
To reach the consumers more effectively, the DDA has decided to put up information kiosks at Vikas Sadan and Vikas Minar. The kiosks will help create the facility for dissemination of information available in the DDA datebase, including allotment status and payment schemes.

  • Book on vibrant India

  • Dense carpeting work

  • Traffic awareness camps

Cleanest city a ‘joke’
New Delhi, September 2
Chandni Chowk MP and Union Minister of State Vijay Goel said that felicitation of the Delhi Government with the cleanest Capital Award is a joke on the people of the Capital.


Kidnapping foiled, five held
New Delhi, September 2
With the arrest of five accused, the North West district police today claimed to have averted a kidnapping. The suspects were identified as Sanjay Sigroha, Amit alias Sonu Khati, Rajesh Kandera, Sonu alias Anand Dabas and Ramesh. The police recovered a loaded country-made pistol, three knives, a rod and a few medicines in the shape of vials of fortwin, phenergan and nitrazepam tablets with syringes.


Atlas Cycle gearing up to meet future challenges
Sonepat, September 2
Detailing the increase in the sale of bicycles in the past few years, Mr Vikram Kapur, the newly appointed president of the Atlas Cycle Industries Limited, told mediapersons here today that new ventures had been set up in Tanzania, Zambia and Iran.

40th Indian Oil Day observed
Noida, September 2
The 40th IndianOil Day was observed at the Pipelines Division Head Office at Noida on September 1, 2003.


Now, Valaya designs set to wow men
FTER a bit of experimentation at the Lakme India Fashion Week, designer J. J. Valaya is ready to showcase his latest collection in the Capital on Friday. The designer who believes in grandiloquence has put together 180 garments, which apart from bearing the Valaya’s usual impression will showcase the designer’s experiment as also his attempt to woo the men apart from the women.

  • Giving an antique look to saris

  • An ensemble of trendy wears for women

  • K3 serial launched in Capital

  • Yet another slapstick comedy

  • Good news for gold lovers


About 42,000 victims of animal bites immunised
New Delhi, September 2
Director of Health Services in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Dr K. N. Tiwari today claimed to have immunised around 42,000 victims of animal bites, particularly of dog and monkey bites by New Generation Tissue Culture vaccines. The system of administering the new vaccine was started from April last year.


CRPF maintain domination
New Delhi, September 2
Swimmers and divers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) maintained their supremacy on the second day of the 52nd All-India Police Aquatic and Cross Country Championships at the Talkatora swimming pool on Tuesday. CRPF secured four gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Kailash Nath of CRPF is being presented the gold medal for winning the 400m event in the 52nd All-India Police Aquatic and Cross Country Championships at the Talkatora swimming pool.

Kailash Nath of CRPF is being presented the gold medal for winning the 400m event in the 52nd All-India Police Aquatic and Cross Country Championships at the Talkatora swimming pool.

Simla Youngs sneak past Indian National
New Delhi, September 2
Simla Youngs shocked former champions Indian National with a lone goal victory in the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. Simla Youngs have five points from as many matches while National are ahead by one point at six, from five matches.

Manu, Kartikey hit tons for Hansraj
New Delhi, September 2
Unbeaten centuries by Kartikey Bhatia (132) and Manu Sharma (114) helped Hansraj Model School beat Tagore International School by 230 runs in the third Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground. Kartikey was named the man of the match.

  • Geet Arora shines

Vijay Goel speaks to Anju George
New Delhi, September 2
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel congratulated Anju George, who created history when she won a bronze medal in long jump in the World Athletics Championship in Paris recently. Mr Goel spoke to Anju for three minutes and lauded her achievement of winning the first-ever medal by an Indian athlete in the World Championship.

Gagan, Jugraj to hold hockey clinics
New Delhi, September 2
Hockey stars Gagan Ajit Singh and Jugraj Singh will conduct hockey clinics for schoolchildren at amusement park Appu Ghar in New Delhi on September 4. Gagan Ajit Singh and Jugraj Singh will share their experiences and thoughts with school students from Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Pushp Vihar, R K Puram enter semis
New Delhi, September 2
Useful contributions with the bat by Ashwani and Alok and deadly bowling by Brij Bhushan helped Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Pushp Vihar defeat Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan No 2, Delhi Cantonment by 130 runs and entered the semi-final of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Under-19 Regional Cricket Tournament at the Delhi Cantonment KVS No 1 ground.


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