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The ways of the MCD
Yamuna fund disbursed to staff as salaries?
New Delhi, January 16
The ambitious Yamuna Action Plan, launched by the Delhi Government to clean the river and relocate the slum clusters on the Pushta, may have to be put on hold. Reason? The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has reportedly disbursed the sum allotted to it under the Action Plan as salaries to its employees.

Now, Noida will have to thank Ghaziabad for small mercies
Noida, January 16
The denizens of Noida will not have to make trips to Ghaziabad to meet the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police.

High-tech motorcycles are a big draw at the 7th Auto Expo being held at Pragati Maidan High-tech motorcycles are a big draw at the 7th Auto Expo being held at Pragati Maidan in the Capital. — A Tribune Photograph


Akalis tell DSGMC to cut down on lavish spending
New Delhi:
The Akalis have questioned the prudence of a religious institution spending crores of rupees on the interior decoration of a building and asked the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to stop wasting the gurdwara funds or money received as charity.

Delhi Minister of Health Yoganand Shastri undergoing a check-up at an Osteoporosis camp organised by the Heart Care Foundation of India
Delhi Minister of Health Yoganand Shastri undergoing a check-up at an Osteoporosis camp organised by the Heart Care Foundation of India in the Capital on Friday. — A Tribune Photograph

This Jhajjar village will put Sicily of ‘Godfather’ to shame 
Jhajjar, January 16
A petty scuffle, which resulted in animosity between two families, has taken 10 lives in a span of six years in Issarheri village of the district. The ensuing bloodbath not only wiped out almost all the male members in the two families, but also turned the small and dusty village of Badli Assembly segment into a hell-hole.

city scan
NCR Board gives nod to integrated transit system
New Delhi, January 16
The Integrated Rail-cum-Bus Transit service is expected to ease the traffic congestion and cut down on commuting time between Delhi and the neighbouring towns.

Cable TV users send ‘wish list’ to TRAI
New Delhi, January 16
The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) has sent a seven point consumer charter of demands to TRAI, which includes the expectations of the consumers from the Conditional Access System (CAS).

protest zone
BJP ups the ante on unit area tax
New Delhi, January 16
The BJP has opposed the unit area method of assessing property tax. President of Delhi Pradesh BJP Harshvardhan on Friday said the unit-area method “in its current form” would add to the troubles of the people instead of bringing relief to them.


Country’s first club to guard consumer interests set up
New Delhi, January 16
Grahak Sahayak, Gurgaon, has formed the first Consumer Club in the country at Vazirabad village by the initiative of Mr Sanjay Sethi, its general secretary. In December, this club was formed when Mr Sethi organised the students of Government Model Sr Sec School Vazirabad.

THE Bhumi Pujan of the Tribune press: The work of constructing the new press of The Tribune Trust in Gurgaon
THE Bhumi Pujan of the Tribune press: The work of constructing the new press of The Tribune Trust in Gurgaon commenced today. Recital of hymns marked the Bhumi Pujan of the project. The new press is located in Sector 37, Pace City. Present on the occasion were the Additional General Manager of The Tribune Trust, Mr O.P. Arora; engineer and contractor of SG Constructions P.N. Sharma; consulting engineer S.C. Katyal; and architect Anil Dikshit. Photo by Yadram Bansal

Hindon-Krishni project commissioned
Meerut, January 16
The much-awaited Hindon-Krishni irrigation project was dedicated to the state on January 15 by the Irrigation Minister, Mrs Anuradha Chaudhary, at Daha village in the presence of thousands of farmers and villagers. With the commission of this project, a vast area between Hindon and Krishni river which falls in Baghpat as well as in Muzaffarnagar districts will have the facility of irrigation during the season of kharif crops.

Fruit & vegetable mart near Rai
Sonepat, January 16
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will lay the foundation stone of a fruit and vegetable market on the National Highway Way No. 1 near Rai village in the district on January 17.

Rally against occupation of Harijan Chaupal
Sonepat, January 16
A large number of Harijans held a massive demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here yesterday in protest against the illegal occupation of the Harijan Chaupal by some influential persons at Barauna village in the district.

Speaking out
he modernisation process has provided ample opportunities for women to rediscover herself and showcase her talent to the world. Women, today, are more confident than ever before and have found more than one way to express herself.

CHILDHOOD GONE AWRY. — Photo by Kamal Singh

ncr briefs
Passengers cool their heels as trains run late
Sonepat, January 16
Thousands of passengers, mostly government servants and schoolteachers, employed in Delhi and other nearby places remained stranded at Sonepat and nearby railway stations for several hours today on account of late running of almost all the long-distance and suburban trains due to fog.

delhi digest
Traffic advisory for R-Day parade
New Delhi, January 16
The Traffic Police, Delhi, advised the motorists to avoid Raj Path, “C” Hexagon, Man Singh Road, Janpath, between Maulana Azad Road and Dr Rajender Prasad Road, Rafi Marg and Vijay Chowk as rehearsal for the Republic Day parade will be held on January on 17, 18, 20 and 21 from Vijay Chowk to India Gate from 9.30 am to 1 pm.

UNI journalist bereaved
New Delhi, January 16
Mrs Somavanti Kashyap, mother of United News of India’s senior journalist, Pradeep Kashyap, passed away at her West Delhi residence last night. She was 80 and is survived by two sons and three daughters.


Police to zero in on inter-state criminals 
New Delhi, January 16
The Delhi Police Crime Branch has evolved a massive strategy to focus on the inter-state criminals operating in Delhi besides a plan to acquire new technology for better investigation in 2004.


Khanpur Kalan to have girls’ law college 
Sonepat, January 16
The Director General of Haryana Police, Dr M S Malik, laid the foundation stone of Behan Subhashni Devi Law College on the premises of the Kanya Gurukul at Khanpur Kalan village about 30 km from here.


The Jamia Millia Cricket team, who won the Inter-College Cricket Tournament
The Jamia Millia Cricket team, who won the Inter-College Cricket Tournament
title with their trophy.

St. Francis De Sales School  off to winning start
New Delhi, January 16
St. Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri, registered a facile 2-0 victory against International Sports School, Geetanjali, in the under-14 section of the Kangaroo Cup Soccer Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here today.

Rashmit Kaur qualifies for quarters
New Delhi, January 16
Rashmit Kaur defeated Vishka 15-1 to qualify for the quarter-final in the girls Class III and IV category for the final selection of the Indian Oil Badminton Talent Contest. In other matches in the same group, Prathana Narayanan beat Poonam 15-0 and Blooty Chaddha beat Anamika 15-10.

Vikas Chandan hits century
New Delhi, January 16
A fine unbeaten century (103) by Vikas Chandan and good bowling (3 for 25) by Ankit Bhargawa helped GG Dutt beat Young Association by 78 runs in a DDCA A-1 Division match at YSCI ground. Scores: GG Dutt: 212 for 8 in 40 overs (Vikas Chandan 103 n o, Kamal Bagga 32, Dharamender Singh 3 for 25).

Sumit Dogra Academy enter final
New Delhi, January 16
A fine knock of (70) runs by Piyush Negi and (53) by Aditya Aima and good bowling (4/46) by Parvinder Awana helped Dogra Academy beat Sonnet Club by 4 wickets and enter final of the 4th Shakuntla Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament.


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