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Three desperate gangsters nabbed
New Delhi, July 25
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have nabbed a desperate gangster along with his two associates for their alleged involvement in at least 30 cases of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other cases in Delhi and Haryana.

Satish, an accused in more than 50 murder and robbery cases, arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch after an encounter in the Capital Satish, an accused in more than 50 murder and robbery cases, arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch after an encounter in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

Transporters flay sales tax hike on diesel
New Delhi, July 25
The Delhi Transporters’ Association has demanded the rolling back of the eight per cent increase in sales tax on diesel, as it would have a crippling effect on the already heavily taxed transport sector.


 

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Dalit youth going through hell for marrying upper caste girl
New Delhi, July 25
A Dalit youth who married a girl from an upper caste is paying a heavy price for what is seen as sacrilege by the caste-conscious society. Satish Kumar, a painter, living in Narela and his family were subjected to torture despite the intervention of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and support of several Dalit MPs, including eminent leader Ram Vilas Paswan.

Stop overcharging apple growers, says Govt 
New Delhi, July 25
The Government of NCT of Delhi will cancel the licences of commission agents, who are charging two per cent additional commission from the apple growers of Himachal Pradesh instead of fixed commission of six per cent. Himachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Minister Singhi Ram, who met with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, said that the Government of NCT of Delhi has cancelled the licences of three agents of Azadpur Mandi.

Demand to ban school buses using LPG 
New Delhi, July 25
The Shiv Sena has asked the Government of NCT of Delhi to stop the plying of school buses that are fitted with LPG cylinder without obtaining the requisite sanction of the Department of Transport.

Canal project going down the drain
Faridabad, July 25
The much-hyped Gurgaon Canal Project, which was taken up and constructed to irrigate southern parts of Haryana and border areas of Rajasthan, seems to have failed to serve the purpose for which it was conceived. This, it is learnt, is happening due to discharge of very less water and release of polluted affluent into the canal from Delhi.

NSUI wants insurance cover for country-wide students 
New Delhi, July 25
Not content with just the Delhi Government having acceded to their demand for an insurance cover for students, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) is seeking similar response from the Centre.

Members of Muslim Yuva Ekta Committee praying for rain at Jantar Mantar in the Capital
Members of Muslim Yuva Ekta Committee praying for rain at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

Residents protest water shortage 
Faridabad, July 25
Hundreds of residents of Indraprastha Colony in Sector –31 here came out on the road today, to demonstrate against the shortage of water and power in the colony for past several days. Claiming that there had been no water supply in the colony for about 5-6 days, they gheraoed the office of the coloniser. 

Farmers burn their own crop
Bulandshahr, July 25
Fed up with repeated and prolonged power cuts, which had virtually stalled their irrigation and other operations, the farmers have burnt their parched sugarcane crop in protest. Such an incident has happened for the first time in this area, said the farmers.

Birth anniversary of Guru Harkishan celebrated 
New Delhi, July 25
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Harkishan Sahib, at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here. The DSGMC had also organised special Shabad Kirtan programmes at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Sis Ganj Sahib, Nanak Piao Sahib, Bala Sahib and Moti Bagh Sahib.

Besotted with mistress, man kills his son 
Meerut, July 25
In a shocking incident, a man killed his three-year-old son here after having a tiff with his wife. The man fell in love with another woman and got so smitten with her that he threatened to kill his wife and their three children. He actually killed one of his sons on Saturday morning after a heated exchange with his wife.

Tent dealers want rollback of service tax hike
New Delhi, July 25
The All India Tent Dealers Welfare Organisation, the apex body of tent, shamiyana and outdoor caterers service providers in the country, has urged the Union Government to immediately withdraw the proposed 10 per cent service tax and 2 per cent surcharge on pandal, shamiyana and outdoor caterers as it may turn out to be the “death knell” for the entire industry employing lakhs of workers.

Website for radiology industry 
New Delhi, July 25
The use of radiology equipment in India is increasing rapidly and India is expected to be one of the fastest growing radiology markets in the world over the next five years.

More U specials
New Delhi, July 25
Representatives of the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO), who met the Delhi Transport Minister, Mr Haroon Yusuf, were assured of having their demands fulfilled for more U specials.

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Three desperate gangsters nabbed
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have nabbed a desperate gangster along with his two associates for their alleged involvement in at least 30 cases of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other cases in Delhi and Haryana.

The sleuths also claimed to have recovered one pistol, one German mouser, one country-made revolver, 14 live cartridges and a Hyundai Accent car from their possession.

While the gang leader was identified as Narender Jaunti (38), resident of Delhi, his associates were identified as Sanjay, alias Shamsher (30), resident of Sonepat and Rakesh, alias Dheela (33), resident of Bawana.

The sleuths said that Shamsher is a sharp shooter and carried a reward of Rs 20,000 each by the Delhi and Haryana police for his arrest.

The sleuths received a tip-off that Jaunti would come in a Hyundai car to Swarnjyanti Park, Rohini, to meet his contact and accordingly he and his associates were nabbed by the sleuths.

During interrogation Jaunti revealed that he was involved in several cases of murder and attempt to murder. Since he had a dispute with Kishan Pahelwan, Jaunti had joined hands with Balraj and Anoop gang and continued to work against Kishan Pahelwan and his gang members. After Anoop and Balraj were killed by the associates of Kishan Pahelwan, Jaunti started heading the gang.

He was also involved in several cases of kidnapping for ransom and received a huge amount of ransom money from the victims.

Shamsher told the sleuths that he had been involved in at least 16 cases of murder, attempt to murder and Arms Act in Delhi and Haryana. With his sharp shooting skills, he had also killed several people in Delhi and Haryana.

195 eve-teasers arrested: The East district police claimed to have arrested as many as 195 eve-teasers under the Delhi Police Act. The accused were arrested by plainclothes policemen and women during a special drive by the East district police to prevent eve-teasing in colleges, universities, schools and at bus stands.

Four murder, robbery cases solved: With the arrest of a desperate criminal, allegedly involved in at least 50 cases, the Crime Branch claimed to have solved four cases of murder-cum-robbery and recovered one English pistol, 25cartridges and stolen money Rs 2.65 lakh from his possession.

The sleuths received a tip-off that the accused, Satish Kumar, alias Pawan alias Pappu (32), would be coming to South Delhi to commit some crime and accordingly he was nabbed in the Kalindi Kunj area.

During interrogation he disclosed that he was an associate of Birju and Suleman and was heading a gang of inter-state robbers. He also confessed his involvement in several cases of robbery in different parts of Delhi. 

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Transporters flay sales tax hike on diesel
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The Delhi Transporters’ Association has demanded the rolling back of the eight per cent increase in sales tax on diesel, as it would have a crippling effect on the already heavily taxed transport sector.

Transporters were struggling for their livelihood because of a slump in the market and increasing competition.

The increase in the diesel price due to the enhancement of sales tax by eight per cent by the Delhi Government will have a crippling effect on the economy of the transporters, a statement from the Association stated.

It also demanded the withdrawal of the 10 per cent service tax on transport of goods by road. The All India Tent Dealers Welfare Organisations has also urged the Union Government to withdraw the 10 per cent service tax.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today criticised the government’s Budget for 2004-05, saying it flouts the inter-state understanding on uniform floor rate of tax by increasing the tax slabs on readymade garments, petroleum and other articles.

“Uniform floor rate of tax was adopted by all states a few years back, and as per the formula all states amicably put articles in uniform slabs of tax, but the Government of NCT of Delhi, while making a mockery of the understanding, has proposed hike in rate of sales tax on various articles,” CAIT Secretary- General Praveen Khandelwal said in a statement here.

Mr Khandelwal said that even prior to its enforcement, the basic fundamentals of the VAT were being flouted. He said that “the government is trying to stop the business of intermediary dealers, as the removal of footnote in Form ST-35 will bar intermediary trade between various dealers, which will damage business in the Capital to a great extent.”

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Dalit youth going through hell for marrying
upper caste girl

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
A Dalit youth who married a girl from an upper caste is paying a heavy price for what is seen as sacrilege by the caste-conscious society.
Satish Kumar, a painter, living in Narela and his family were subjected to torture despite the intervention of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and support of several Dalit MPs, including eminent leader Ram Vilas Paswan.

The family, however, got relief from the courts during its ‘trial period’. In between, the Delhi High Court quashed and held as false a case of ‘abducting the girl’ registered by the police against the Dalit family and a Tis Hizari court dismissed a civil suit filed purportedly by Satish Kumar’s wife Babita ‘challenging’ her marriage with Kumar.

But the family is still running from pillar to post to get justice despite several Dalit and civil society organisations coming to their support and staging dharnas and demonstrations in front of Parliament last year.

Several Dalit and civil society organisations will be staging a day-long protest at Jantar Mantar tomorrow seeking justice for the Dalit family.

The ordeal of the family began when Satish Kumar got married to Babita from a Jat family on May 15, 2001.

They registered the marriage at Tis Hizari a week later. However, the couple did not inform their families immediately and left for Hardwar on September 17.

Babita’s family registered a case of kidnapping against Kumar, claiming that she was a minor. As Kumar was away, the Narela police called his brother Ashok to the police station and allegedly tortured him during interrogation.

In several petitions to the Home Ministry, the Dalit family alleged that police repeatedly raided its house without warrant. Kumar then furnished the proof of his marriage and Babita’s age to the Narela police and even approached the Lieutenant-Governor in this regard.

On his return from Hardwar on October 31, Kumar was allegedly picked up by the Babita’s family in connivance with the police.

Fearing threat to their lives, his family members ran away from the village. the intervention by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was of no help.

The intervention by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was of no help even after the FIR against the Dalit family by Narela police had been quashed by the Delhi High Court on May 20, 2002.

At that time, the National Commission on SC/ST asked the police to lodge a case against the Narela SHO and a family member of Babita for registering a false case against the Dalit family and submit a report within a fortnight.

The Delhi Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) conducted an inquiry and intimated the commission on January 11, 2003 that ‘’from the facts and circumstances, it is apparent that the allegations have been made only with the intent to pressurise Babita and her family members... allegations are nothing but distorted and motivated facts and hence could not be substantiated during the inquiry’’.

Since then, the victim’s family has been knocking at the doors of the authorities concerned but could not get the SC/ST Commission’s directions implemented against the Jat family and the erring police officials.

While Babita has been taken away by her family, the disappointed Dalit family has lost all hopes of getting her back. What they want now is justice for the humiliation they suffered at the hands of Babita’s family and police under legal framework of Atrocities Against Schedule Castes Act. 

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Stop overcharging apple growers, says Govt 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The Government of NCT of Delhi will cancel the licences of commission agents, who are charging two per cent additional commission from the apple growers of Himachal Pradesh instead of fixed commission of six per cent. Himachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Minister Singhi Ram, who met with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, said that the Government of NCT of Delhi has cancelled the licences of three agents of Azadpur Mandi.

The food and civil supplies minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Singhi Ram, said that the Sheila Dikshit Government has assured him of taking stringent action against traders flouting the rules. The Government of NCT of Delhi, he said, has also agreed to nominate three Himachali fruit growers in the management of Azadpur Mandi to sort out all the problems and difficulties being faced by apple growers.

Mr Ram said that a meeting will be held in Shimla on August 5 and 6 where officials from the governments of Himachal Pradesh and NCT of Delhi, traders from Azadpur mandi and apple growers of Himachal Pradesh will discuss the outstanding issues at length. The minister said that similar meetings will be held in Kullu and Kinnaur in September in which all the stake-holders will be present.

The minister also said that the Government of NCT of Delhi has agreed to provide stalls at bus stands in Delhi to facilitate the sale of apple juice. The juice will also be sold in the canteen of the NCT of Delhi’s Secretariat at the Players Building near ITO. He said that separate stalls would be provided in the proposed air-conditioned market for floriculturists from HP.

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Demand to ban school buses using LPG 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The Shiv Sena has asked the Government of NCT of Delhi to stop the plying of school buses that are fitted with LPG cylinder without obtaining the requisite sanction of the Department of Transport.

The party claimed that several such school buses were plying in the city. It was also claimed that LPG kits being used were not approved by the competent authority.

The party sought a ban on the plying of LPG-fitted Maruti vans also as small children travel in them to schools and back. It sought implementation of a set of standards for LPG kits.

12 cases settled in Lok Adalat: The New Delhi Municipal Council organised a Lok Adalat in Palika Kendra to dispose of pending cases in various courts.

Additional District and Sessions Judge S C Malik today settled 12 cases out of 15 cases and the remaining three cases were adjourned to the next Lok Adalat. 

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Canal project going down the drain
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, July 25
The much-hyped Gurgaon Canal Project, which was taken up and constructed to irrigate southern parts of Haryana and border areas of Rajasthan, seems to have failed to serve the purpose for which it was conceived. This, it is learnt, is happening due to discharge of very less water and release of polluted affluent into the canal from Delhi.

The 89.9-km-long canal, which was built at a cost of around Rs 60 crore, had been constructed to utilise Haryana and Rajasthan’s share of 2,250 cusecs of water from Ravi-Beas and Yamuna rivers.

A delegation of the Ravi-Beas Tribunal, comprising Mr Justice M.M.Y. Iqbal and Mr Justice P.K. Balakrishnamenon, conducted a tour of this canal system yesterday and interacted with the residents of Faridabad and Gurgaon districts regarding irrigation facilities and problems concerned with it.

The tribunal was reportedly informed that the availability of Yamuna water at the head of the Gurgaon canal feeder varied from 100 to 600 cusecs depending upon the season and the water available at the Okhla head. It is learnt that while the total capacity of the discharge was 2,240 cusecs, only 600 cusecs of water was being released and that too only during the monsoons.

Reportedly, the drains in Delhi are releasing polluted discharge into the canal which makes the canal water totally unfit for drinking or irrigation.

Further, the release of industrial and chemical pollutants in the canal in this district is making matters worse. While the average rainfall in the area varies from 40 to 50 cms in a year, the underground water in majority of the villages is saline and unfit for irrigational use.

As per a latest report only 61 villages out of total 503 villages of Mewat area had good quality water. As a result the average irrigation achieved during the past five years was only 21.74 per cent of the total cultivable area of 1.45 lakh hectares. The Gurgaon Canal Project was conceived in 1954 but the work on it was taken up in 1960-61.

The project primarily aimed to remodel the existing Agra canal and was meant to carry atleast 1,740 cusecs of Haryana’s share and about 500 cusecs of Rajasthan’s share in the Ravi-Beas and the Yamuna rivers.

However, farmers in the area had been facing problems as the water being released was insufficient and contaminated.

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NSUI wants insurance cover for country-wide students 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
Not content with just the Delhi Government having acceded to their demand for an insurance cover for students, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) is seeking similar response from the Centre.

While the scheme is at present limited to the colleges run by the Delhi Government, the NSUI, which currently occupies the office of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), has written to the HRD Minister, Mr Arjun Singh, to agree to bear the cost of insurance premium for students across the country.

As per the provisions of the Students Safety Bima Policy, students are entitled to a sum of Rs 1 lakh for loss of two limbs and one eye and 100 per cent permanent disability. In case of death, the beneficiaries will be given a sum of Rs 1 lakh.

Loss of one limb or eye will guarantee a sum of Rs 50,000, while the policy will ensure a sum up to Rs 2,000 for treatment in hospital or nursing home and as in-patient for an injury sustained in an accident based upon a medical certificate.

“Currently the premium of Rs 5 is paid by the Delhi Government, but we want the scheme extended to all students in all central universities,” said the national president, Mr Ashok Tanwar.

Apart from the insurance cover, which was an ambitious promise in last year’s election manifesto, the party is also seeking directions to appoint more lecturers, modernising labs and libraries and what should please most students, a wavier of entertainment tax in theatres across the city. Stating their wish list, NSUI put forth, “We want the government to revert back to the practice of exempting M.Phil students from taking the NET (National Educational Test, a qualifying exam for lecturers).”

A “dream education hub that will have complete information on various subjects and courses, all under one roof,” scrapping the UGC’s controversial Model Act for Universities and establishment of more colleges are also on the demand list.

“We need to have more hostels so that problems that have surfaced in Gwyer Hall and other hostels are solved,” said NSUI office-bearers. 

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Residents protest water shortage 
Bijendra Ahlawat
News Service

Faridabad, July 25
Hundreds of residents of Indraprastha Colony in Sector –31 here came out on the road today, to demonstrate against the shortage of water and power in the colony for past several days.

Claiming that there had been no water supply in the colony for about 5-6 days, they gheraoed the office of the coloniser. They also alleged that the ‘musclemen’ of the coloniser threatened some of the residents with dire consequences even in front of the police. The police had not registered the complaint against the accused so far.

According to Rishi Kant, a resident of the colony, about 250 families gathered this morning to take up the problem of water shortage with the coloniser, who, he said, had been responsible for the civic amenities. They demanded that the water supply should be immediately restored and the inconvenience faced by the residents be compensated as they had been paying the dues on time. However, Rishi Kant claimed that instead of taking up the matter, several goons were called who threatened them.

He claimed that some of the outsiders threatened to eliminate him and others in front of the policemen who had come from police station of Sector-31 in view of the tension. He claimed that even after lodging a formal complaint, the police did not take any action.

He alleged that the police seemed to have a nexus with the accused. There were about 1,000 families residing in the colony and they were facing severe hardships due to short supply of water and power for the past many days. He said it was the duty of the coloniser to provide them with the basic amenities. There was none to approach in such circumstances.

It is reported that the residents of the colony, who are mainly from the service class have decided to approach the district authorities, including the Deputy Commissioner and the SSP to get their grievance redressed.

They said they would also meet the Chief Minister, who will be in the district tomorrow. Meanwhile, the situation regarding the supply of power in the town and the district remains grim.

The total supply of power in the urban areas has reduced to only 12 to 15 hours in a day and the department had been imposing 8 to 10 cuts daily.

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Farmers burn their own crop
Our Correspondent

Bulandshahr, July 25
Fed up with repeated and prolonged power cuts, which had virtually stalled their irrigation and other operations, the farmers have burnt their parched sugarcane crop in protest.
Such an incident has happened for the first time in this area, said the farmers.

Hundreds of farmers of the power-starved villages connected with the Methna feeder met the Basic Education Minister, Mr Kiranpal Singh, on Saturday, who directed them to the deputy general manager’s office.

As the official was not available, the farmers marched to the executive engineer’s office, who did not meet them either, they said.

Irked by the callousness, the farmers burnt their sugarcane crop.

They threatened to burn the entire crop and intensify their protest if no concrete action was taken.

Later, a large number of farmers, women and children also held a massive rally at the Jahangirbad power house and put a lock on it leaving many employees locked inside.

The farmers also locked a number of other sub-stations.

The power corporation employees were freed only after the power supply was resumed two hours later.

According to the farmers, they were getting electricity only for an hour or so for the last two months which was grossly insufficient for carrying out irrigation and other farming operations.

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Birth anniversary of Guru Harkishan celebrated 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Harkishan Sahib, at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here.
The DSGMC had also organised special Shabad Kirtan programmes at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Sis Ganj Sahib, Nanak Piao Sahib, Bala Sahib and Moti Bagh Sahib.

A huge congregation was arranged on this auspicious occasion at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. The programme started early in the morning with the recitation of Sukhmani Sahib and Nitnem.

Famous Ragi Jatha of Bhai Jagjit Singh Ji Komal of Ludhiana performed Asa-Di-Var and Shabad Kirtan.

Giani Hem Singh Ji highlighted the teaching of Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib through Shabad Vichar.

Thereafter, famous Ragi Jathas of Bhai Amrik Singh Jakhmi, Bhai Charanjit Singh of Dehradun, Bhai Harjit Singh Gurdip Singh, Bhai Ravinder Singh of Sri Darbar Sahib, Bhai Sadhu Singh of Dehradun continued with devotional Shabad Kirtan and Giani Daya Singh Dilbar with Dhadi Parsang.

Prehlad Singh Chandhok, Nirwair Singh, Gian Singh, Harbhajan Singh Matharoo, Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Karol Bagh, Avtar Singh Kalkaji, Gurmeet Singh Meeta, Surjit Singh, Malkinder Singh,

Balbir Singh Vivek Vihar, Jathedar Surjit Singh Chandni Chowk and other prominent members of the DSGMC participated in the celebrations. Prehlad Singh Chandhok along with other members of the DSGMC also spoke about the life and teachings of Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib.

Thereafter, the students of Khalsa schools, who excelled in the various subjects, were honoured by the DSGMC. Guru Ka Langer (Free community kitchen) was also organised on the occasion.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee also celebrated the birth anniversary of the Guru by distributing prasad. The committee appealed to the youths to follow the path shown by Guru Harkishan Sahib.

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Besotted with mistress, man kills his son 
Our Correspondent

Meerut, July 25
In a shocking incident, a man killed his three-year-old son here after having a tiff with his wife. The man fell in love with another woman and got so smitten with her that he threatened to kill his wife and their three children. He actually killed one of his sons on Saturday morning after a heated exchange with his wife.

Shadab of Mirapur town got married to Faimida of Meerut seven years ago. He shifted to Khatauli and started selling knives. He had three sons, namely Shahbez (5), Shakir (3) and Salim. He began to drink heavily.

Life somehow went on. The whole problem started six months ago when he became enamoured of another woman. The couple often had quarrel over the issue. Shadab threatened to divorce his wife and leave his three sons.

On Saturday morning, both husband and wife again had heated exchanges over the issue. Shadab went ballistic suddenly and took out a big knife. He tried to attack his wife, but she somehow escaped by locking herself with two of her sons inside a room. Meanwhile, Shadab caught his middle son Shakur and slit his throat with a knife. He then threw his body from the roof. Shakir was rushed to a local nursing home where the doctor declared him brought dead. The police are now looking for Shadab who is absconding.

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Tent dealers want rollback of service tax hike
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The All India Tent Dealers Welfare Organisation, the apex body of tent, shamiyana and outdoor caterers service providers in the country, has urged the Union Government to immediately withdraw the proposed 10 per cent service tax and 2 per cent surcharge on pandal, shamiyana and outdoor caterers as it may turn out to be the “death knell” for the entire industry employing lakhs of workers.

Mr Kartar Singh Kocher, General-Secretary, All India Tent Dealers Welfare Organisation (AITDWO) said that the proposed service tax on tent, shamiana dealers and outdoor caterers poses a serious threat to the trade’s survival. A similar tax was also imposed in the 1997 Union Budget, which was later withdrawn, stated a press releases by the All India Tent Dealers Welfare Organisation. 

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Website for radiology industry 
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
The use of radiology equipment in India is increasing rapidly and India is expected to be one of the fastest growing radiology markets in the world over the next five years.

AuntMinnie.com, an online resource for the radiology industry and radiology professionals worldwide, announced the launch of a new web site, AuntMinnieIndia.com.

AuntMinnieIndia.com is designed to deliver radiology news and educational content to radiology professionals in India and surrounding regions, including Central Asia and West Asia. Content will be produced by local radiologists and journalists on issues specifically of interest to the rapidly growing Indian radiology market.

Radiology involves the use of sophisticated technology, such as ultrasound, MRI, CT, and X-ray to identify and diagnose disease.

AuntMinnieIndia.com features radiology news, information and educational opportunities, while providing a unique Indian perspective on the events and technologies shaping this growing market. Visitors can reach this new Web site by going to http:/www.auntminnieindia.com.

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More U specials
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 25
Representatives of the Indian National Students Organisation (INSO), who met the Delhi Transport Minister, Mr Haroon Yusuf, were assured of having their demands fulfilled for more U specials.

The INSO delegation apprised the minister of the problems faced by the students, particularly from the NCR region and sought more buses for them. 

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Govt examining Saira’s plea

New Delhi: The government is considering the plea made by yesteryear’s stars Dilip Kumar and Saira Bano for getting back a plot of ancestral land in south Delhi for construction of a memorial of the latter’s mother. The plot behind Rai Pithoragarh Fort in Mehrauli in south district of the Capital is under control of the DDA now. It was acquired by the Land and Development Office in 1952, when the government had taken over all private property except in rural Delhi.—TNS

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