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Centre will complete SYL canal: Chautala 
Om Parkash Chautala Rohtak, September 16
The Centre has agreed to construct the remaining portion of the SYL link canal in Punjab’s territory. This claim was made by Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala while he was addressing INLD workers on Monday evening.

Poll campaign tone gets shrill with charges flying thick and fast 
New Delhi, September 16
With barely two and a half months left for the Assembly elections in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, a strident tone has been set for the campaigning with allegations flying thick and fast between the ruling Congress and the main opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Electoral roll call begins, nets 700 bogus voters
New Delhi September 16
To weed out bogus as well as incorrect names in the voters’ lists, the first ever roll call was carried out in the Capital’s Sundernagari Resettlement Colony here today. The residents were lined up for a ‘reading out’ of electoral rolls and at the end of the day 395 names had been added and 700 bogus names deleted from the list in the six-hour exercise involving about 300 people.

Ab Inka Band Jajega
Ab Inka Band Jajega: Jimmy, Vasudha, Neeti and Sangeet — the lucky kudies and mundas — have emerged as the new Channel [V] popstars. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

A balancing act
A balancing act — Photo by Kamal Singh
Power scam: Small fry made to pay for big fish
Panipat, September 16
The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN), a byword for irregularities, is in the eye of the storm again with another scam erupting in the public. This time, a contractor, entrusted with the responsibility of recording the readings of power meters, allegedly in connivance with top officers, caused a revenue loss to the HVP of several lakhs of rupees. In fact, the local unit of the All Haryana Power Corporation Workers’ Union, which had been spearheading the campaign against the irregularities in the department, today gheraoed the office of the Xen, City Division, for his alleged complicity in the scam. 

Hapur erupts over killing of trader
Ghaziabad, September 16
Following the killing of a milk trader, violence erupted in Hapur today. The agitated residents took to the streets when they learnt of the attack by unknown assailants in the morning. The trader, Ashok Kumar, 40, of Hapur, was shot dead by three criminals at 10.30 am today in his shop on the busy Railway Road. The criminals had been demanding Rs five lakh form the trader for the past few days, it is learnt.

Three more dengue cases in Noida

Three more cases of dengue having been confirmed in Noida town. This brings the number of confirmed dengue patients to seven. Despite the rising incidence, little has been done by the administration to control the disease. The district medical department has washed its hands off the matter by stating that it is Noida Authority’s responsibility.


Advani, Venkaiah to attend BJP Panipat rally 
Sonepat, September 16
The Haryana BJP is organising a rally on October 14 at Panipat, which will be addressed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, the BJP president, Mr Venkaiah Naidu and the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Raj Nath Singh.


HVP promises uninterrupted power supply
Sonepat, September 16
Refuting the claim of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, that the INLD has managed to increase the power supply in the state, the general-secretary of Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Rajiv Jain, promised to ensure uninterrupted power supply if his party was voted to power. He said that both the rural and the urban areas in the state were facing acute power shortage.

Rotary Club plans integrated package of social services
Gurgaon, September 16
The Rotary Club, Gurgaon, has planned an integrated package as part of its service to the society, according to its president, Mr Sunil Sabarwal. Addressing a gathering of Rotarians at a public function organised in honour of Mr Rajesh Batra, governor R1 district 3010, Mr Sabarwal said that a cancer detection camp would be organised for the benefit of the poorer section of the society. This deadly disease is curable only if it is detected at an early stage.

Statue of Chhotu Ram unveiled 
Rohtak, September 16
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, unveiled a 12-feet high statue of kisan leader, Ch.Chhotu Ram here on Monday evening. The statue was installed at the chowk named after the late kisan leader in the heart of the town.

MCD in dock for letting out ornamental parks
New Delhi, September 16
The letting out of ornamental parks of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for private functions, including marriages, is in violation of the MCD Act which clearly prohibits this. Only the undeveloped parks and community halls can be booked for such functions.

Plan for 33 KV Sudarshan Park Grid Substation
New Delhi, September 16
The Minister of Transport, Power and Tourism, Govt. of NCT Delhi, Mr Ajay Maken, today unveiled the plan for the 33 KV Grid Substation at Sudharshan Park site. This was followed by the inauguration of the Basai Darapur High Voltage System Distribution System aimed at eliminating the possibility of theft and reducing AT&C loss and failures due to illegal trapping.

Lawyers protest razing of 142 chambers
Sonepat, September 16
On the call given by the District Bar Association Kaithal, the lawyers of this city and other parts of the district refrained from work in the judicial courts today. According to a report, the lawyers were protesting against the demolition of 142 chambers being constructed at Kaithal rendering them roofless.

Man gets seven-year RI for murder of wife
Sonepat, September 16
The District Session Judge, Mr B L Singhal, yesterday convicted Krishan Of Naultha village under Section 302 IPC and sentenced him to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 3,000 for murdering his wife on December 8, 2001.
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Trigger-happy constable suspended
New Delhi, September 16
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (South district) today put the constable, Anil Kumar, who allegedly shot dead a truck driver near Sangam Vihar a few days ago, under suspension. The decision was taken due to the seriousness of the incident the DCP said.


Liquor worth over Rs 1 lakh seized near Palwal
Faridabad, September 16
The police and the Excise Department have seized liquor worth over Rs 1 lakh from a truck near Palwal yesterday. The truck with about 70 cases of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) was intercepted near Kithwari village and was coming from Uttar Pradesh.

Psychotropic drugs seized from New Seelampur
New Delhi, September 16
The Delhi Police Narcotics Cell in its ongoing campaign against the drug peddlers, has for the first time seized psychotropic substances from a medical hall in New Seelampur.

Woman held for stabbing husband to death
Rohtak, September 16
The police arrested the woman who had allegedly stabbed her husband to death at Ravidas Nagar locality on Sunday evening. The woman has been identified as Nirmala who killed her husband, Azad Singh following a dispute. The police arrested the woman from her parental home at Ekta Colony here, according to sources.


Net services out of line for 10 days
Sonepat, September 16
The Internet service facilities in Sonepat town have been in disorder for the last 10 days. Despite several complaints to the local BSNL authorities, no remedial action has been taken.


Call to bring Urdu out of the closet
New Delhi, September 16
With Urdu being accorded an official second language status in the Capital, the Delhi Urdu Academy has decided to take a number of measures to promote and popularise the rich literary language.


For Alpana, creativity knows no bounds
Alpana is also a dab hand at  interior designingI
nteriors and jewellery designer Alpana Gujral attributes her eye for beauty to her upbringing amid an aesthetically charged environment. “When you are raised in a creative environment you start perceiving things in a different light, you tend to look at the beauty in them,” says Aparna.

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Cardiology workshop on interventional procedures held 
Sonepat, September 16
Large number of doctors from Saharanpur, Roorkee, Meerut, Baraut, Baghpat and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh and parts of Haryana took part in a one-day live workshop and CME on interventional procedures in cardiology here yesterday.


Tarun Sangha hold Hindustan
New Delhi, September 16
Tarun Sangha came from behind to hold last year’s runners-up Hindustan Club 2-2 in a Group A Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.

Mount St Mary’s record narrow win
New Delhi, September 16
Mount St. Mary’s School edged past Delhi Public School 63-61 in the inaugural match of the Ramjas Inter-School Basketball Tournament on Monday. Rohit James top-scored for Ramjas with 26 points while Prashant Joshi basketed 16 points. Biplov top-scored with 22 points for DPS.

Senior national cricket selector Kirti Azad meeting players before the start of the Ramjas Inter-School Basketball Tournament.
Senior national cricket selector Kirti Azad meeting players before the start of the Ramjas Inter-School Basketball Tournament

Gaurav, Sunil star for CWC
New Delhi, September 16
An all-round display by Gaurav Sharma (56, 3x4, 4x6 and 1 for 3) and a dashing knock of 40 with one four and four sixes by Sunil Sudan helped Central Warehousing Corporation defeat New India Insurance Company Ltd by 18 runs and entered the quarter-final of the All-India Public Sector Cricket Tournament played at the Central Secretariat ground.

The victory smile
The victory smile: Anju with husband Boby George at a reception hosted by IOC president Suresh Kalmadi in the Capital. — Photo by Kamal Singh 
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Anuj, Pankaj star for Ravindra Schools
New Delhi, September 16
A fine half-century by Anuj Jain and deadly bowling of 3 for 20 by Pankaj Sethi helped Ravindra School beat Hansraj Model School by 14 runs and entered the semi-final of the second Ram Jas Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground. Anuj was adjudged the man of the match.

Gyan Bharati crush  Sardar Patel
New Delhi, September 16
Gyan Bharati School, Saket, crushed Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodi Road by eight wickets in the 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament, organised by the Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden.


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