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BJP to give 50 pc seats in Delhi to youngsters?
New Delhi, September 5
The BJP’s central leadership has decided to field youngsters in 50 per cent of the seats in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Delhi.
Even as opinion in the party veered round to the need for infusing fresh blood, sharp differences surfaced in the Delhi unit over the choice of prospective candidates from among the office-bearers.

For all the hype, only half the students turn up in DUSU polls
New Delhi, September 5
Supplications, freebies and promises notwithstanding, elections to the Delhi University’s Students Union recorded a modest turnout of about 45 per cent. Students of 52 colleges affiliated to the DUSU cast their ballots amid intensified security arrangements and last minute wooing.

Students of Miranda House casting their vote in the DUSU election in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Students of Miranda House casting their vote in the DUSU election in the Capital



HDFC Bank taken for ride, cheated of Rs 35 lakh
Noida, September 5
Two cheats hit it on a splendid idea. They set up a housing society, procured housing loans worth Rs. 35 lakh from the HDFC Bank in the society’s name and then disappeared.

Ex-judge gets regular bail on health grounds
New Delhi, September 5
The Delhi High Court on Friday granted regular bail, on health grounds, to former Judge Shameet Mukherjee, who is an accused in the DDA land scam case.
Mukherjee’s interim bail, granted on June 4, was confirmed by Justice SK Agarwal after CBI counsel AK Dutt stated he would not oppose the bail on health grounds.

BJP president Venkaiah Naidu discussing the poll strategy
BJP president Venkaiah Naidu discussing the poll strategy for the forthcoming Delhi Assembly election with senior party leaders in the Capital on Friday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Where officers and citizens are monuments of patience
Badarpur, September 5
Government officials, including law enforcers, are not known to be polite and courteous to the public. In turn, the common man rarely evokes an image of calm, control and discipline.

Students, teachers falling prey to heart disease
New Delhi, September 5
Stress and competition are taking a toll on the health of not only students, but also teachers. Doctors point out that students and teachers in the Capital are increasingly falling prey to heart ailments because of stress and cut-throat competition.

Panel to inquire into all shady Noida deals
Noida, September 5
The UP Government has set up an inquiry committee under senior IAS officer, T George Joseph, to inquire into recent scams that have rocked Noida and the Greater Noida authorities.

Truck hijacked on GT Road
Sonepat: Three youths reportedly hijacked a truck from the driver, Sanjay Kumar, and the cleaner, Vinod, on the G T Road, about 15 km from here last night. Both the driver and the cleaner were pushed out of the truck before it was driven away.


CPM, HVP criticise Chautala over university affiliation
Rohtak, September 5
The Communist Party (Marxist) has criticised the conduct of the Chautala government for taking recourse to repressive tactics to impose its ill-conceived decision to affiliate colleges in the Jind and Bhiwani districts with the newly setup Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa.


Canal water eludes tail-end fields in Gohana
Sonepat, September 5
The persistent shortage of canal water and erratic supply have adversely affected the paddy crop in the villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Gohana Water Service Division. According to a report, the division authorities have failed to ensure regular water supply even during the rotation period.


Delhi Lt-Governor receiving the Capital Foundation Society Memento from Surinder Anand in the Capital
Delhi Lt-Governor receiving the Capital Foundation Society Memento from Surinder Anand in the Capital.

Woman’s SOS to HC Chief Justice on illegal confinement
Sonepat, September 5
A woman hailing from West Bengal, who is presently residing in village Kabirpur near Sonepat, has sent a written complaint to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana
High Court alleging that the police have illegally detained her husband and two others since August 15 and were demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 for their release.

Inquiry begins against MC chairman
Sonepat, September 5
As many as seven municipal councillors presented themselves before Mr V S Malik, District Development and Panchayat Officer, who has been told to probe the allegations levelled against Mr Satpal Goel, Chairman of the Sonepat Municipal Council, and other staff of the Sanitation Department.

  • 2 youths booked under Indian Arms Act

  • No clue to escape by child prisoner

Chautala blamed for not allowing Ajit’s chopper to land
Jhajjar, September 5
Mr Jagdish Rai Kaushik, state secretary of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, has blamed the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for not allowing the landing of the helicopter of party supremo Ajit Singh in Mahendragarh on August 25 even when the district administration had granted permission for the same.

Tubewell pumps run on electricity in Haryana are being charged tariff arbitrarily by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam causing hardships to the small farmers. The tariff of power supplied to the agriculture sector in Haryana consists of two categories. First, supply to run pumps at a monthly flat rate. Second, rates on the basis of metered units of energy used in a month subject to payment of the annual minimum charges. The metered supply is availed generally by small farmers in view of limited requirements of irrigation of their small holdings.

THE GREAT DIVIDE! — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

  • Management quota at the cost of poor

  • Double standards of netas

  • Hats off to them

  • Spiritual roots

  • Khurana, talk national

  • Stop the toxic meal

  • Science sans practicals

Palwal, Hathin residents stage protest against govt ‘failures’
Faridabad, September 5
A large number of residents of Palwal, Hodal and Hathin subdivisions of the district came out on the roads of Palwal town today in protest against the alleged failure of the state government and local administration in addressing various issues.

Chetna march reaches Sis Ganj Gurdwara
New Delhi: On the occasion of Prakash Utsav of Shahid Baba Jiwan Singh, the fourth ‘Chetna March’ led by ‘Panj Piyaras’ reached Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Chandni Chowk, today. Welcoming the march, Bibi Arvinder Kaur, president of the Punjabi Sikh Sangat, congratulated all participants and called for unity among all Sikhs.

Schoolkids who participated in the Maha Kirtan at Gurdwara Sis Ganj.

Schoolkids who participated in the Maha Kirtan at Gurdwara Sis Ganj

Modalities for battery-operated buses discussed
New Delhi, September 5
The Delhi Transport Corporation on Friday discussed the modalities of introducing battery-operated buses in the Walled City with the Union Minister of State for Sports, Mr Vijay Goel Mr Goel told the Transport Minister in the Government of NCT of Delhi, Mr Ajay Maken, that Rs 30 lakh had been sanctioned from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme for plying 10 such buses.

  • Mashelkar honoured

  • Loadshedding announced

Rs 25 lakh power theft in five Noida factories
Noida, September 5
A vigilance team of UP Power Corporation has detected power theft worth Rs. 25 lakhs during raids in five factories. All the factories are reported to be card board manufacturers in Sectors 8 and 10, Noida.

  • Regional Mathematical Olympiad


Dadri businessman looted for the third time
Noida, September 5
Three armed miscreants looted Rs 30,000 from a grain merchant in the Dadri grain market in broad daylight and sped away in a Honda City car. Later, they snatched a motorcycle from a youth and sped away when the car broke down. The incident has created a panic among the merchants in Dadri.

Gang planning dacoity at jewellery shop busted
New Delhi, September 5
The East district police today claimed to have busted a gang of dacoits belonging to the Soun-Pandit gang while they had assembled to plan a dacoity in a jewellery shop.
Two loaded country-made pistols, two live cartridges and four knives were recovered from their possession.

  • Two auto-lifters arrested

  • 2.5 kg heroin seized, 3 held


Mayor honours 100 MCD teachers
New Deli, September 5
Mayor Ashok Kumar Jain today honoured 100 MCD schoolteachers on the occasion of Teacher’s Day at a function organised in the Capital. These teachers have been selected for their meritorious performance and have been awarded a cash prize of Rs 5,000, a merit certificate and an insignia each.


Deepak Trikha invited to stage play in Lahore
Rohtak, September 5
Mr Vishav Deepak Trikha, an eminent theatre artiste and director of the famous comedy play, Gadhe ki Barat, has been invited to stage his play in the “World Performing and Visual Arts Festival” to be held at Lahore (Pakistan) from October 17 to October 26.


Cocktail of chemicals being served to colonies along Hindon
Ghaziabad, September 5
Health and district authorities are playing with the health of people in colonies on both sides of the Hindon. They are forced to drink water contaminated heavily with dangerous elements and metals.

Free medical check-up camp at Lajpat Nagar
New Delhi, September 5
The Delhi chapter of the Scindia Old Boys Association, the alumni association of Scindia School, Gwalior, is organising a free medical check-up and blood donation camp at MCD Hospital in Lajpat Nagar II on Sunday between 8 am to 1 pm.


Air Force sail home in comfort, top group
New Delhi, September 5
Defending champions Indian Air Force, New Delhi scored a facile 3-0 victory against New Delhi Heroes in a Group B match of the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Indian teams for World Korfball Championship
New Delhi, September 5
India will field the boys and girls teams in the seventh World Korfball Championship to be held in Netherlands from October 27 to November 9.
The Indian teams were selected after a coaching camp held at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium from August 17 to 30.

Deepak Kumar bags another gold
New Delhi, September 5
Deepak Kumar Singh of Central Reserve Police Force maintained his golden streak when he annexed the 200m individual medley title with a new meet record time of 2:14.55 secs, which erased the old record of 2:16.16 secs in the 52nd All India Police Aquatic Championship at the Talkatora swimming pool on Friday.
The CRPF water polo team, which beat BSF to annex the title in the All-India Police Games at the Talkatora swimming pool
The CRPF water polo team, which beat BSF to annex the title in the All-India Police Games at the Talkatora swimming pool on Friday.

Kumble joins polio mop up campaign
New Delhi, September 5
Cricket star Anil Kumble took time off from the national camp presently on in Bangalore to provide a big boost to the second phase of the polio eradication campaign.

Raveena to tee-off in charity golf
New Delhi, September 5
Hindi film actress Raveena Tandon will be the star attraction in the Daksh Prayas Golf Tournament to be held on September 7 (Sunday) at the Classic Golf Resort in Gurgaon. The tournament will feature a number of leading film actors like Arjun Ramphal, Suresh Oberoi, Neha Dhupia and Meher Jessia.


Policemen suspended for beating up advocate
Sonepat, September 5
Following complaints of beating up an advocate of the local Bar Council by policemen, the Superintendent of Police, Mr P. S. Ahlawat, has ordered the suspension of the police chowki incharge and a Havaldar.

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