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HC quashes DU appointment
for IInd time
New Delhi, January 12
A division bench of the Delhi High Court today quashed for the second time the appointment of Prof. Rajiv Bharagava as the Head of Department of Political Science in the Delhi University.

LS jitters: MCD may spike new tax proposals
New Delhi, January 12
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to withdraw the proposed taxes given in the estimated budget proposal for the year 2003-2004. The taxes were proposed and tabled before the all-powerful Standing Committee by the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta.

Rajpath was awash with colour with Republic Day parade rehearsals in full swing in the Capital on Monday Rajpath was awash with colour with Republic Day parade rehearsals in full swing in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


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Despite thaw in Indo-Pak ties, Delhi cops taking no chances
New Delhi, January 12
Despite the thaw in Indo-Pak ties, the Delhi Police is taking all possible security steps to ensure a trouble-free Republic Day this year. The police have raided several places in the Capital, following reports that half-a-dozen militants had infiltrated into the city. Several special teams have been constituted to check guest houses, ISBT and railway stations.

Commuters still have to reckon with roadblock at Badarpur border
Faridabad, January 12
The residents of Faridabad felt that they were on the road to recovery, so to say, when the Union government had announced its decision to begin work on an eight-lane expressway “with no redlight at Gurgaon.” Those who commute to Delhi daily also felt happy that the bottleneck on Badarpur border would soon be removed.

Fog in other parts continues to disrupt trains
New Delhi, January 12
The foggy weather prevailing in different parts of the country continued to affect the train services to and from the Capital today. Around a dozen trains leaving New Delhi have been rescheduled and quite a number of them arriving here are running late by several hours, besides eight staying cancelled. The New Delhi- Patna Shramjeevi Express has been rescheduled to leave at 1650 hours as against its scheduled departure at 1315 hours.

sign of times
Arrest of burglars nets booty in laptops, CPUs 
New Delhi, January 12
The North-West district police claim to have apprehended two Nepalese burglars active in West and South Delhi. A large number of computer gadgets worth lakhs of rupees were recovered from their possession.


Sore with BJP, Chautala says party will contest
all Lok Sabha seats
Sonepat, January 12
Angered over recent outburst of the state BJP leaders against the INLD government in the state, the INLD supremo and Haryana Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala has asked his party workers to get ready to contest all the 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the coming parliamentary election.


Everyone is eyeing cash-rich Indian diaspora
New Delhi, January 12
To mark the 2nd Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the NRI Institute celebrated the NRI Day today.

Owner of Inter Continental Lalit Suri, former Prime Minister I. K. Gujaral and NRI Institute secretary-general Jagmohan Singh at the NRI Day function in the Capital on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Owner of Inter Continental Lalit Suri, former Prime Minister I. K. Gujaral and NRI Institute secretary-general Jagmohan Singh at the NRI Day function

Police pat themselves for better detection rate in 2003 
New Delhi, January 12
Despite an increase in the number of cases registered in 2003 in the New Delhi range- comprising of New Delhi, East and North-East districts-the police claimed to have achieved a better detection rate. The detection rate in 2003 was 58.16 per cent in comparison to 53.12 per cent in 2002.
Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Maxwell Pereira at a press conference in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 
Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Maxwell Pereira at a press conference

Gates of residential colonies to remain open till 11 pm
Sonepat, January 12
The Sonepat Municipal Council will ensure the opening of gates installed by the residents in different residential colonies for the purpose of security from 5 am to 11 pm as the closure of these gates in the daytime had caused serious problems for the passers-by.

Satya Narayan JatiyaSAFTA to usher in a new era: Jatiya
New Delhi, January 12
The Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Satya Narayan Jatiya, said that the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) at the SAARC summit would usher in a new era in this part of the world. It would also help improve ties between India and Pakistan, he said.

Media needs to entertain and enlighten the masses: Paswan
New Delhi, January 12
The Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Dr. Sanjay Paswan, said that our traditions and rich cultural heritage are “surely and steadily leading to the Indianisation of many societies across the globe”.

Bhakti Parv Samagam held
New Delhi, January 12
True devotion begins after God realisation, and once a devotee knows the Ultimate Truth, he reflects it in every word he speaks and every action he does. He leads a pious life that is a source of happiness for one and all.

Teaching, a hobby and mission

s Asma Malik, a teacher, spends her time and money in imparting knowledge to the girls and women living in jhuggi clusters. Her mother who was a well-known social worker inspired her. She belongs to an affluent family of the walled city and taught a number of girls of her age group there and also older women in the nearby jhuggi clusters.

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Kidnapped man rescued from well 
Sonepat, January 12
A man was rescued alive from a well three days after he fell into it on the Sonepat-Rathdhanna road, about 7 km from here today. According to a report, the man, identified as Bhopal from Almora (Uttaranchal), was in a semi-conscious condition. He was immediately hospitalised and is progressing well. It is suspected that he was kidnapped and pushed into the well beating him up.
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delhi digest
Course in latest techniques on interventional cardiology 
New Delhi, January 12
An Acute Myocardial Infarction Intervention course (AMI) is being held to educate interventional cardiologist to use the latest techniques to improve their results when they get acute heart attack cases.

P & SB executive director presents calendar to Chandhok
New Delhi, January 12
The Executive Director of the Punjab and Sind Bank, Mr Prakash Singh, presented a calendar and a traditional diary to Prehlad Singh Chandhok, president, Nirwair Singh, senior vice-president and Harbhajan Singh Matharoo general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee.


Youth admitted to hospital after being shot at 
Sonepat, January 12
A youth, Krishan Kumar, sustained bullet injuries when two armed youths fired shots at him while he was easing himself in a field at Krewri village, about 10 km from here late last evening.

Two workers burnt
Sonepat, January 12
Two workers, identified as Rajbir of Delhi and Bhura of UP, sustained burn injuries when they were trapped in a fire while working in a steel factory at Bahalgarh village, about 10 km from here yesterday.


Children excited to be part of this riot of colours
New Delhi, January 12
From depicting the ‘Lakshya’ to teaching the ‘importance of water’, from the land of sacrifices to the mesmerising land of colourful dances, school children will lead the audiences at the Republic Day parade through a multitude of emotions as they present a panorama of delight.


3 lakh administered polio drops
Noida, January 12
In the first stage of the pulse polio campaign, 3,05,470 children were administered drops in Gautam Budh Nagar district. In an evaluation meeting held on Sunday, the District Magistrate, L Venketeshwar Lu, warned of action against supervisors found lax in meeting the targets in the pulse polio campaign.


Shivam hits century in UK World title win
New Delhi, January 12
Shivam Sharma slammed a century (110, 10x4), his third in the tournament, and Senam Trikha claimed four wickets for 49 runs to help U. K. Cricket World defeat Bharat National Public School by seven runs and annex the title of the first Nehru Public School Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Amit Bhandari felicitated
New Delhi, January 12
The Chand Khanna Club felicitated their star player Amit Bhandari for his selection to the Indian team for the triangular one-day series being played in Australia.

Chand Khanna Club secretary C K Khanna and president N. K. Bhatra felicitating Amit Bhandari for his selection to the Indian one-day team, presently playing in the triangular series in Australia.
Chand Khanna Club secretary C K Khanna and president N. K. Bhatra felicitating Amit Bhandari for his selection to the Indian one-day team, presently playing in the triangular series in Australia

Rajeev Uniyal steers AIIMS to victory
New Delhi, January 12
A compact knock of 92, laced with nine fours and two sixes, by Rajeev Uniyal, and an unbeaten half century by Yogender Negi, helped All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trounce Young Friends by eight wickets in the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground at Pitampura. Rajeev Uniyal was declared the man of the match.

PGDAV enter Bhagat Singh final
New Delhi, January 12
PGDAV College defeated College of Vocational Studies (CVS) by seven wickets and entered the final of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Bhagat Singh College ground.

Ernst and Young record victory in Corporate Challenge tourney
New Delhi, January 12
Ernst and Young defeated Rediffusion by 25 runs in a Group E match of the ESPN Star Sports Corporate Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament.

Koshy draws with Short
New Delhi, January 12
Indian International Master Verghese Koshy held top-seeded Grandmaster Nigel Short to a stunning draw in the Commonwealth Chess Championship. In other matches, IM Chandrashekar Gokhale conquered British Grand Master Stuart Conguest while Vishal Sareen shocked Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda in major upsets of the day.

Madan Lal Academy beat Bahrain
New Delhi, January 12
Deadly bowling by Karan Kumar helped Madan Lal Cricket Academy defeat Bahrain Cricket Academy by 23 runs and finished third in the first L G Gulf Cup Under-11 Cricket Tournament.


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