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Guidelines now apply to colonies on pvt and public land
New Delhi, February 7
The Union Ministry of Urban Development has come out with another set of clarifications with as much alacrity as the Union Cabinet’s decision to make illegal colonies legal in the NCT of Delhi.

An armyman trying to get the hang of the new generation Multi-Purpose Missile System (Spike) at the Israel pavilion during the Defexpo India 2004 in the Capital. An armyman trying to get the hang of the new generation Multi-Purpose Missile System (Spike) at the Israel pavilion during the Defexpo India 2004 in the Capital. 
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Kidnapper of financier shot dead in encounter
Ghaziabad, February 7
A team of special operations group (SOG) shot dead a dreaded criminal in an encounter in Indirapuram police station area last night.



Deploy unused vehicles on roads, Paul tells PCR unit
New Delhi, February 7
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr K K Paul, today directed the Police Control Room (PCR) unit to deploy the unused vehicles on the city roads, thereby strengthening the fleet to bring a sense of security among the citizens and fear among the law-breakers.

Police Commissioner K.K. Paul called on the President, Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Police Commissioner K.K. Paul called on the President, Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Congress workers protesting against the BJP-led NDA government in the Bofors issue at Parliament Street in the Capital on Saturday.
Congress workers protesting against the BJP-led NDA government in the Bofors issue at Parliament Street in the Capital on Saturday.

Five students hurt in group clash
Sonepat, February 7
Panic prevailed among the passengers sitting on the platform No. 1 and waiting for the trains when two groups of students clashed at the railway station here last evening. According to a report, hockeys and lathis were used freely in the clash, resulting in the injuries to five students Paramvir, Niranjan, Sonu, Monti and Pissu, alias Parveen.

Worried traders to hold ‘chicken melas’
New Delhi, February 7
The Delhi traders plan to hold ‘chicken melas’ in the Capital to send the message that the poultry was safe for consumption here. This will be done to allay the fears of consumers in the wake of reports of chicken flu.

Jagmohan to go all out to cleanse Yamuna of its filth
New Delhi, February 7
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has a rival in Union Tourism Minister Jagmohan. Political affiliations aside, it is his ambition to make NCT of Delhi the “incredible capital of incredible India” – a claim that is similar to Dikshit’s avowed dream of turning the Capital into a “world-class city”–and clean up the Yamuna, which again is a priority for the Government of NCT of Delhi.


Ajay Chautala tom–toms about CM’s achievements
Rewari, February 7
Like most other parts of Haryana, the National president of the youth wing of the INLD, Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, MP, is a sought-after politician in the Rewari region. There is always a tussle among the organisers to seek his presence as chief guest at their functions whenever he happens to visit Rewari. His latest Rewari visit on Friday (February 6) too was no exception.


Museum to showcase Chandni Chowk’s history
New Delhi, February 7
Showcasing the history of Chandni Chowk’s 350 years gone by, a Walled City Museum will be inaugurated in the Capital tomorrow. The brainchild of Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr Vijay Goel, the museum has been built in a building, which has stood in its place for over a century.

A view of the grand edifice.

Will you stand up for what is right when it is costly?
O be honest, such a question should send tremors into some of us, who are aware of the ground realities. Standing up for what is right has become a costly affair in this nation. Twelve drunken men throwing out of the running train, a bona fide passenger from a coach that accommodates more than sixty passengers with impunity, is symbolic of the situation we face in the political, social and other realms of life.


Husband’s macabre act
Sonepat: An angry husband, suspecting his wife’s fidelity, took the barbaric step and stitched her private parts with threads in the house at Garhi Brahmanan village situated on the outskirts of the city yesterday. According to a report, the woman remained silent during the macabre action and did not raise the alarm. As she continued bleeding, her condition became serious.

Man arrested for murdering wife
New Delhi, February 7
The North-West district police has arrested one Ashwani alias Sonu (27), resident of Yamuna Nagar, for murdering his wife after suspecting her of having illicit relations.

Three cheats arrested for encashing forged cheque
Ghaziabad: The police have arrested three cheats who were trying to encash a forged cheque from the State Bank of Patiala’s Nav Yug market branch. They had fraudulently withdrawn money from the bank in the past too, the police said.

Atma Ram murder case: Sharda Jain, seven others face charges 
New Delhi, February 7
A Delhi court today framed charges against eight persons, including a woman corporator and prime accused, Sharda Jain, in the kidnapping-cum-murder case of Congress Councillor Atma Ram Gupta.


Need for value system in business strategy emphasised
Gurgaon, February 7
Speaking at a one-day seminar on “Organisational Effectiveness: The 6-Sigma Way”, organised by the Gurgaon Industrial Association (GIA), the Chairman of the Hero Honda Motors Ltd, Mr B. M. Munjal, said that captains of industry must be adventurous so as to initiate novelties in the organisational strategies.


Jamia Hamdard to join common entrance tests
New Delhi, February 7
The Jamia Hamdard University, which has been granted ‘minority status’ almost 20 years after it was founded, has announced the decision to join the common entrance tests for admission to its professional courses.


Propagating the priceless legacy of Indian classical music
New Delhi, February 7
ITC’s Sangeet Research Academy (ITC SRA) is now all set to launch its world vision of transforming itself into a global institution propagating the priceless legacy of Indian classical music.


Exercise daily to be in the pink
N World Health Day (April 7) two years back, the World Health Organisation (WHO) coined the slogan ‘Move for Health’. Stickers distributed on the occasion said, “Keep healthy. Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day.”

Surgery is not a five-finger exercise.

Surgery is not a five-finger exercise.

Health mela inaugurated
Jhajjar, February 7
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated the three-day Swasthya Mela at Jahanara Stadium here today. The health mela is being organised by Health Department in which doctors from PGIMS, Rohtak, would conduct health check-up of patients.


Tushar Liberhan triumphs
New Delhi, February 7
Tushar Liberhan kept the Indian flag high when he annexed the boys singles title, defeating compatriot Divij Sharan 0-6, 7-5, 7-5, in the Adidas ITF Junior Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association deco-turf court on Saturday. Divij seemed to be on a roll when he captured the first set without labouring much.

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North Zone make 203 for 5
New Delhi, February 7
North Zone were 203 for 5 off 91 overs against West Zone on day one of the Vizzy Trophy Cricket Championship at the Jamia Millia ground on Saturday.


Voters’ list being updated
Noida, February 7
The Additional District Magistrate (Admn) and Deputy Election Officer, Mr Rakesh Chandra, stated that the administration had begun the process of updating the voters list for the coming Lok Sabha polls, which would continue till February 20.


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