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UGC withdraws extended college scheme
New Delhi, January 10
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced the withdrawal of the Extended College Scheme for 29 colleges of the Delhi University.

Consumer body drafts Cable TV Bill
New Delhi, January 10
The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), a conglomerate of consumer groups in Delhi, has prepared a draft Bill called the “Regulation of Cable Television Networks Operation and Working Bill 2004” for the perusal of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

A peace march was held in the Capital on Saturday to protest against the killing of Satyender Kumar Dubey, who was handling the National Highway project.
A peace march was held in the Capital on Saturday to protest against the killing of Satyender Kumar Dubey, who was handling the National Highway project. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal





Delhi Govt to empower RWAs
New Delhi, January 10
The Government of NCT of Delhi will delegate powers to the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) to further transparency, accountability and participation of citizens in the campaign to make Delhi a modern city.

Three held for extorting money from Azadpur traders
New Delhi, January 10
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested three notorious extortionists from Azadpur Sabzi Mandi and Okhla Industrial Area yesterday. The suspects used to extort money from the traders of Azadpur Sabzi Mandi for Anil Bhagte, a dreaded criminal who is behind bars at present. They also extorted money from Okhla Industrial Area, reportedly for a councillor.

Live with the rats! MCD rejects funds demand
New Delhi, January 10
The Medical Health Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has refused the demand for more finance for the sterilisation of dogs and elimination of rats by the Veterinary Department of the Corporation.

A rustic from a sleepy town who outdid Natwarlal
Ghaziabad, January 10
It is a story of a simple rustic who transformed himself into an urbane Natwarlal. 
Slowly and gradually, this Simple Simon became so shrewd, scheming and cunning that cheating leading finance companies and banks had become his second nature.


We support Chautala govt, but not from dil se: BJP
Sonepat, January 10
Giving a momentum to the anti-Chautala move by the state BJP, the president of Haryana BJP, Prof Ganeshi Lal, said: “We are not with Chautala government in its anti-farmer, anti-trader and anti-labour policies. We have supported the Chautala government from outside not from the ‘dil’ (heart).”


Special Focus on rewari
Question mark over upgradation of Rewari hospital
Rewari, January 10
The 100-bed level upgradation of the District Civil Hospital, which is titled as ‘Sir Shadi Lal General Hospital, Rewari’, has virtually been lying in the doldrums for a pretty long time much to the chagrin and dismay of the over 7.50 lakh residents of the district.

Jatinder Pal Singh Gagi, president, AISSF (Delhi), along with Avtar Singh Verka, president, Punjab Sikh Navjawan Manch, presenting a memorandum to the Delhi State Minority Cell Chairman, Prof Abbu Bakkar, against the French law on religious symbols. 

Vidrohi flays instant
tubewell scheme
Rewari, January 10
The Haryana Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has flayed the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam” (DHBVN) authorities for the failure of their “Instant Tubewell Release Scheme” which, he said, had been a cruel joke on thousands of hapless farmers of South Haryana.

Niwar units on the
brink of closure
Sonepat, January 10
The famous “Niwar Udyog” of Gohana is on the verge of closure due to ‘indifferent’ attitude of the government and problems in supply of raw material. The production of the Niwar has come down to less than half of the total production during last three decades.

Farmers reject land compensation offer by UPSIDC
Ghaziabad (Loni), January 10
The farmers of Loni villages have rejected the land compensation offer by UPSIDC at the rate of Rs 45.77 per square yard for the extension of Tronica City Project. Since this compensation was far less than Rs 500 per square yard being paid by the Delhi Government and Rs 385 per square yard being paid by the Noida authority and was one fourth of Rs 198 per square yard paid for Tronica City Project in 2000, the farmers have said the government seems to be determined to dispossess the farmers of their land.

Local bodies directed to complete ongoing civic works
by March-end
Faridabad, January 10
The Principal Secretary and the Financial Commissioner, Department of Urban Development, Haryana, Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, directed the local authorities to expedite the pending development works and take measures to beautify the public places in this industrial town. Mr Chatterjee was presiding over a meeting of district officials here on Thursday to take stock of the pace of development works in the district. All the senior officials of the various departments attended the meeting.

Nursing college student commits ‘suicide’
New Delhi, January 10
A fourth year student of Ahilya Bai Nursing College associated with the LNJP hospital reportedly committed suicide by injecting herself with some poison last night. She had been tense for a number of days due to a family problem. Her father was a Kargil war martyr.

Suicide by couple, daughter
Sonepat, January 10
One young couple of Bhainswal Kalan village under Sadar Police Station of Gohana along with their one and a half year old daughter committed suicide by consuming sulphas tablets in the morning today.

There’s need to relearn the ways of solitude & simplicity
CRIPTURES are full of instances where believing people prayed and God responded in wonderful ways. However, having our requests granted is not the primary goal of prayer. Presenting a shopping list to our Maker is not its objective. God knows our needs even better than we do. He knows our thoughts even before we put them into words.

Married woman immolates herself
Ghaziabad, January 10
A married woman in Sahibabad reportedly immolated herself after sprinkling kerosene oil on herself. It is learnt that the landlord, Mr Ramesh Pal, broke open the door when he saw flames coming out of the room.

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Sheila inspects socio-cultural complex
New Delhi, January 10
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, inspected the socio-cultural complex under construction in east Delhi on Saturday. Located at the District Centre in Laxmi Nagar, the construction of this complex is nearing completion.


Gang involved in looting inland containers busted
New Delhi, January 10
With the arrest of six persons, the Crime Branch sleuths claimed to have busted an organized gang involved in looting high value export items from containers by befriending the drivers.

Criminals arrested for looting high-value export items in the Capital on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph


Sheila visits NCC camps
New Delhi, January 10
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday called on the National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets who are camping in the Capital ahead of the Republic Day Parade.

NCERT attacks Delhi Government stance on textbooks
New Delhi, January 10
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has condemned the statement of the Delhi Government on shortage and standards of its textbooks.


Braving fog and chill in medical air rescue
HE 90th medical air evacuation by Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi witnessed one of the worst combinations of emergency and fog on a harsh December evening.

Mr R. P. Gautam, Vice District Governor, Lions Club, Delhi Preet Vihar, felicitating Dr Dinesh Singh, Head, Radiation Oncology, Dharamshala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at a public lecture on cancer awareness.

Mr R. P. Gautam, Vice District Governor, Lions Club, Delhi Preet Vihar, felicitating Dr Dinesh Singh, Head, Radiation Oncology, Dharamshala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre at a public lecture on cancer awareness.

Ajay Jadeja to lead North Zone in Deodhar tourney
New Delhi, January 10
Ajay Jadeja will lead North Zone in the D B Deodhar Trophy Cricket Tournament to be held in East Zone. North Zone will meet East Zone at Cuttack on January 19. Dinesh Mongia of Punjab will be the vice-captain.

Delhi Blues, Essex earn full points
New Delhi, January 10
Half centuries by Pradeep Yadav and Tarun Gupta and deadly bowling by Anuj Nayyar (3 for 21) helped Delhi Blues defeat Raghubir Willowers by 52 runs in an A-I Division match of he DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

India crush Kenya to finish third
New Delhi, January 10
Deadly bowling by right-arm off spinner Asim Gupta and a stylish half century by Vikram Dhariwal off 60 balls and studded with nine boundaries, enabled India trounce Kenya by five wickets and finish third in the Commonwealth Under-19 Cricket Championship at the Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad.

Vijay Kumar cruises to victory
New Delhi, January 10
Vijay Kumar of Lucknow cruised to his first win of the season when he won the Rs 10 lakh Hero Honda Open West Championship at the par-71 Poona Golf Club course.

Delhi Division emerge winners in NR Cricket
New Delhi, January 10
Delhi Division emerged winners in the North Railway Cricket Championship, held at the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi, from January 4 for 10.

U K Cricket World in final
New Delhi, January 10
U K Cricket World defeated National Stadium Coaching Centre by eight wickets and entered the final of the Nehru Public School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.


Greater Noida administration directed to allot  residential plots at old rates
Noida, January 10
The District Consumer Forum directed the Greater Noida authority to allot residential plots at old rates to those who had delayed their installments earlier but had now completed their full payment. These orders were passed by the Consumer Forum in a complaint filed by an allottee from Saharanpur.


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