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Big ‘B’ breeding mosquitoes, challaned by MCD
Amitabh Bachchan New Delhi, September 11
In its drive to check dengue and malaria in the national Capital, the overzealous Municipal Corporation of Delhi is not sparing even the VIPs. The civic body has issued challans to superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Union Law and Commerce Minister Arun Jaitley on finding their premises infested with the mosquito larvae.

Six lakh bogus voters enlisted: BJP
New Delhi, September 11
Delhi unit BJP president Madan Lal Khurana and M. A. Naqvi addressing a press conference Even as the BJP got down to drawing up its strategy for the Assembly elections in NCT of Delhi, it fired another salvo alleging that the Government of NCT of Delhi had included fictitious names in the voters’ list. 

Delhi unit BJP president Madan Lal Khurana and M. A. Naqvi addressing a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



When appointment rules are rewritten to appease a chosen few
Noida, September 11
Hundreds of appointments, allegedly made during Ms Mayawati’s tenure in clear violation of all rules and norms, have landed the Noida Authority’s recruitment department in a soup.

5-yr-old raped by priest
In a gruesome incident, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the priest of a local temple here. Later, the residents of the locality caught hold of the pujari and gave him a thrashing. A local doctor tried to intervene and help the pujari escape, but the livid crowd handed over the culprit to the police.

A model at the launch of a collection of platinum jewellery
A model at the launch of a collection of platinum jewellery in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Barrier-free access for disabled in Capital only on paper
New Delhi, September 11
Despite a legal right to an accessible environment, public transport and roads, the near one million disabled people who live in Delhi are still struggling for a barrier-free access. 

Commissioner told to take action against headmasters
New Delhi, September 11
The Leader of the House and Chairman of the Standing Committee in the Corporation, Mr Ram Babu Sharma, today directed Municipal Commissioner Rakesh Mehta to take action against the headmasters in the MCD schools if they refuse to admit handicapped children. 

Rising Noida crime: Police stumped
Noida, September 11
The local police is stumped by the rising incidence of robberies, murders and other criminal activities in Noida.

Undertrials get into scuffle with cops
New Delhi, September 11
Seventeen undertrials were injured this morning after a scuffle with the cops over the quality of food provided to them inside the lock-up at Karkardooma court. 


Panches removed for having more than two kids
Rohtak, September 11
Thirty elected members of different panchayats, including 10 sarpanches, have been removed from their posts for having more than two children in violation of Section 175(I) (Q) of Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994, in the district. This Section of the Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court in a recent judgement.


Bhagidari to provide inputs for annual plan
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Bhagidari workshop on garbage segregation in the Capital
New Delhi, September 11
The Bhagidari (citizen-government partnership) programme launched by the Government of NCT of Delhi would be extended to drafting the annual plan. The Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, has said the government would take into account people’s suggestions to ensure that the policies and programmes were in tune with the hopes and aspirations of the people.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Bhagidari workshop on garbage segregation in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Employment exchanges at block-level abolished
Sonepat, September 11
The Haryana Government has reportedly abolished all the employment exchanges functioning at the block-level in the state with immediate effect. According to a report, these include the employment exchanges at Rai and Kharkhauda in this district.

Rs 45.82 crore spent on  rural development
Jhajjar, September 11
An amount of Rs 45.82 crore has been spent for development works announced under ‘Sarkar Apake Dwar’ programme.

Eight labourers taken ill after food poisoning
Sonepat, September 11
As many as eight labourers were taken ill after eating their meals at Kurar village, about 10 km from here yesterday. According to a report, the labourers who were residents of Bihar, were rushed to the local civil hospital for treatment, where the condition of two labourers was stated to be serious. 

  • Protest by Youth Congress

  • Medicine Samples  Fail Lab Test

  • Rs 40,000 looted

  • Six cases of vehicle theft


Gang of highway robbers busted
Sonepat, September 11
With the arrest of three persons, the Gohana police have busted a gang of highway robbers operating in this district for the past few months. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons here yesterday that the arrested persons were identified as Safeeq and Idreesh of Asalatpur village under the Sahibabad police station area in UP and Islamuddin of Pasonda village in Ghaziabad district.

Inter-state racket in spurious drugs busted
Sonepat, September 11
With the arrest of two persons, the Sonepat Police have busted an inter-state gang engaged in the manufacture of fake drugs, which were sold to chemists and druggists in different parts of the country.

9 bag lifters held at railway station
New Delhi, September 11
The Railway police have nabbed nine bag lifters of four different groups at the New Delhi Railway Station. The accused, identified as Noshad Alam, Sangita, Mohammad Raza, residents of Budh Vihar, Hari, Sunil Raju, residents of Rohini, Sahid alias Aslam, resident of Okhla and Bhaiyam alias Bablu, resident of Gwalior, were arrested by the police during surprise checks at the railway station. 

  • Two notorious criminals nabbed


Surajkund Tradefest begins on Oct 3, entry fee hiked
Faridabad, September 11
The organisers of the second Tradefest (Industrial Fair) to be held at Surajkund here between October 3 and 12, have decide to hike the price of the entry ticket from Rs 10 to Rs 15. However, the cost of ticket for children has been fixed at Rs 5. The charges on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) would be Rs 20 and Rs 10 for adults and children respectively.

  • Move to choose units for Fest

Zak Expo opens
New Delhi: The fourth Zak Interior Exterior Expo 2003 and International Furniture Fair was inaugurated here today. The fair being organised at the Pragati Maidan, includes participants from Sri Lanka, Korea, Malaysia and China.


Seminar takes stock of global terrorism
New Delhi, September 11
The second anniversary of September 11 terrorist strike in the United States was the background for a seminar, ‘Balancing National Security and Civil Liberties in Democracy’, organised by the Centre for American Studies, School of International Studies, JNU.

Regional training in library automation begins
Rohtak, September 11
The university library in-charge, Prof Rajbir Singh, today inaugurated the Inflibnet Regional Training programme in library automation in Maharshi Dayanand University here today. The regional training programme in library automation is being organised by Information Library Network (Inflibnet) Centre-an-inter-university centre of University Grants Commission, Ahmedabad and the Maharshi Dayanand University.

  • New chairman of legal cell of DCC

CITU flays lathi-charge on students
Sonepat, September 11
Mr S. N. Solanki, president of the Haryana Centre of Indian Trade Unions has condemned the alleged police lathi-charge on the students at Jind, Bhiwani and Hissar. He accused the Indian National Lok Dal Government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala of creating Emergency-like condition in the state.



Lady Catherine YoungCatherine’s touch: From India with love
BC Art Gallery, Paharpur Business Centre, showcases a very special collection of paintings by Lady Catherine Young, wife of Sir Rob Young, UK High Commissioner in India, titled appropriately `From India With Love’. Her collection consists of a total of 37 paintings; some that portray the serenity of London while others capture the earthiness of India.

Gayatri Sahastranam: For lovers of devotional music
ayatri Sahastranam, the next in series after Mahamantra Gayatri for lovers of devotional music, is the offering by Music Today and Isha Music. Gayatri Sahastranam has been rendered by vocalist Jeetendra Singh and Soma Singh in their superlative and imbued voice and narrated by Manu Ji.

Divya Saluja strikes a pose. Divya’s arangetram
ivya Saluja, a disciple of Guru Geeta Chandran, made a smashing debut at the India International Centre on August 31.The Chief Guest, Mr K. Jayakumar, Joint Secretary, Dept of Cultural, praised the young dancer and congratulated the institution — Natya Vriksha — for producing such an excellent disciple. He acclaimed Divya for articulating the basic dance grammar with the dexterity of an artist.

Like father like son
Renowned magician Raj Kumar and his son K. LalA
mid the revolving strobe light, shimmering curtains and a sea of wafting clouds, legendary magician K. Lal, draped in a black and gold cape, a white feather adorning his bejewelled turban, will emerge at the same venue, ITO-based Pyare Lal Bhavan, on September 26, where magician Shankar had enthralled the audience for months some time back.
Renowned magician Raj Kumar and his son K. Lal will perform in the Capital on September 26.


DDCA calls 171 players for trials
New Delhi, September 11
The Delhi and District Cricket Association has called 171 under-15 players for trials to select the Delhi team for the coming season. The junior selection committee met under the chairmanship of DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev to finalise the names of the players. Bikkar Bahadur and Pawan Sharma also attended the meeting.

Nahar Singh Stadium gears up for ODI
Faridabad, September 11
The Nahar Singh Cricket Stadium here is gearing up to hold an important one-day international match to be played between Australia and New Zealand on October 29. The match will be a part of the triangular cricket series to be held between the host India and these teams.

Vanshika to meet Chitralekha  in badminton final
New Delhi, September 11
Vanshika defeated Mohita 11-9, 11-2 to set up a title clash against Chitralekha in the girls singles under-19 section of the J D Tytler Memorial Badminton Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium on Thursday. Chitralekha beat Akansha 11-2, 11-1 in the other semi-final.

DAV, Shalimar Bagh sail into semis
New Delhi, September 11
DAV School, Shalimar Bagh defeated Salwan Public School, Rajender Nagar by 68 runs to enter the semi-final of the second Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Hunt for quickies
New Delhi

The nation-wide search for India’s fastest bowler through the “ESPN presents Scorpio Speedster with Timex” contest across 10 cities gets underway with a two-day trials at the Gargi College ground in South Delhi on September 13 and 14.

  • Delhi State TT

  • Ganga kids in judo


Monitoring committee gives clean chit to MCD
New Delhi, September 11
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, who headed a monitoring committee on sanitation and hygiene, said that the overall sanitation and hygiene conditions in the Capital have improved. The work of the monitoring committee was recently reviewed by the Chief Secretary of the Delhi Government.

  • 400 MCD workers to be regularisedTop

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