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A virtual classroom & the schoolmaster is abroad
Gurgaon, May 3
Education of global standards has arrived in Gurgaon. The city has become a virtual classroom, where world-class academic courses are on offer, via global tie-ups. Only, the schoolmaster is abroad.

More students plump for private books
New Delhi, May 3
The students of class X and XII in particular are investing both time and money in expanding their knowledge through the books written and brought out by the private publishers.

Fare hangs in balance, commuter in the lurch
New Delhi, May 3
The Government of NCT of Delhi has deferred till Monday a decision on the quantum of hike in bus and autorickshaw fares when the Cabinet would meet to deliberate on the recommendations of the three-member committee constituted to consider the economic implications of the CNG price hike. Indications are revised fares would come into force by next weekend.




Triple murder: Faridabad cops groping in the dark
Faridabad, May 3
While the residents of Sector 31 here are in a `state of shock’ over the cold-blooded murder of three persons, including an eight-year-old girl, that took place here on Thursday, the police is clueless about the suspects and the cause of the killings. The SSP, Mr Ranbir Sharma, disclosed that although the police had interrogated some persons, including the husband of one of the victims, they had no clue about the assailants and their motive.

  • Mystery death

  • Sarpanch removed

Residents feel pigged off, Section 144 clamped
Gurgaon, May 3
Those who want to settle in the dream city of Gurgaon should put on their thinking cap. It is quite possible that they may have to live cheek by jowl with the porcine species. In fact, all towns in the district are plagued by pigs.


The activists of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress at a dharna demanding the removal of Mr Narender Modi as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in the Capital on Friday.
The activists of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress at a dharna demanding the removal of Mr Narender Modi as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in the Capital on Friday. — PTI Photo.

Computer being made compulsory in Sanskrit education
New Delhi, May 3
Shri Lal Bahadur Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, a deemed university in the Capital, has prescribed computer application courses as a vocational subject for Shastri (BA) classes, the Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Prof Rita Verma, told the Rajya Sabha today.

Tourism chief’s bid to browbeat roadways staff
Rewari, May 3
The impounding of a Tata Sumo (HR 35B 5540) by the Haryana Roadways authorities here on April 30 led to an uproarious confrontation between the roadways employees and a prominent INLD leader and Chairman of Haryana Tourism, Mr Rao Inder Pal Singh, who is stated to be the incognito owner of the vehicle which had been illegally plying as a maxi-cab (taxi) between Rewari and Dharuhera for a long time.

Rohtak IG asks police to keep tabs on ‘deras’
Rohtak, May 3
The IG Police (Rohtak Range), Mr Resham Singh, has ordered immediate verification of the antecedents of the occupants of the ‘deras’ which have come up near many towns along the G. T. Road in the range.

3,000 phones go phut in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 3
More than 3,000 telephones went dead and the drinking water supply to the entire city of Sonepat remained paralysed for several hours when the district administration pressed into service JCB machines to remove encroachments and unauthorised structures on the public land near the Murthal Adda here today.

Cong govt hounding Akalis: Hit
New Delhi, May 3
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Avtar Singh Hit today sprang to the defence of his political mentor, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, echoing his charge that Punjab’s Congress government was implicating Akalis in “false cases”.

Need to spread awareness on plastic usage: Bandhu
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi Minister for Environment and Forest, Mr Deep Chand Bandhu, today emphasised the need to spread awareness on the environmental and economic aspect of plastic usage, more so for the fact that its use has spread to the rural area.

Plan to improve water tables in Mahendragarh
Narnaul, May 3
The Haryana Government has formulated a time-bound project to improve the water tables of nearby villages of Hamidpur in Mahendragarh district by pumping canal water from the Hasanpur distributary into the dry Hamidpur Dam in the Narnaul subdivision before June 30, 2002.

Mafia felling trees
he fields in Mahendragarh district, the driest district of the state, are wearing a deserted look these days. Not a soul is seen in seen in the fields as the harvesting process has been completed. Taking advantage of this, the ‘forest mafia’ has become active and started felling trees on the roadsides.

Agencies stop procurement
Sonepat, May 3
Even as the arrivals of wheat at the grain markets in the district are continuing, reports say that the authorities of the procurement agencies have already stopped purchasing the stocks creating a glut. This has caused resentment not only among the farmers but also arhtias, who are now reluctant to buy the wheat marketed by the farmers.

aving served as a member of the Flying Squad of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, for a number of years, I read with curiosity, the news titled “Flying squad asks examiner ‘to wink’ at copying” (NCR Tribune, April 30).A LABYRINTH OF CRISS- CROSSING PATHS.

  • Son missing for 8 years
  • Thank you, NCR
  • Refugees at home
  • ‘Power terrorists’
  • Diesel buses

— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Wage war on Pak to end terrorism: AIATF
Panipat, May 3
Blaming the ISI for the Gujarat riots, the president of the Haryana unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF), Dr Viresh Shandilya, today advocated war against Pakistan to curb cross-border terrorism.

  • 2 women commit suicide
  • Two die in mishaps
  • Water works inaugurated



Cars, US pistol seized from Bunty’s hideouts
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi Police recovered sophisticated weapons, cars and electronic goods worth Rs 45 lakh from the hideouts of Devinder Singh alias Bunty, nicknamed Super Chor, who was arrested a few days ago.

Bijli Nigam clerk nabbed for graft
Faridabad, May 3
In yet another case of graft, the district officials arrested a clerk of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) at Ballabgarh, after he was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000.

Housewife commits suicide



Training for Sri Lankan teachers ends
New Delhi, May 3
A three-month-long teachers’ training programme conducted by the NCERT for a delegation of teacher educators from Sri Lanka concluded here today.


HC notice to Delhi Govt on bus fare scheme
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Government of NCT of Delhi on a petition alleging that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and private bus operators have changed the distance carriage scheme for charging bus fare in the Capital an unauthorised manner.



Outcry over outdated ORS powder
Sonepat, May 3
A large number of people including patients held a demonstration in front of the office of the medical superintendent of the civil hospital here today in protest against the alleged distribution of outdated Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) powder among the parents of some children who were ill and required the solution badly.



The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jagmohan Dalmia (right), being presented with his portrait by DDCA joint secretary Sunil Khanna in the Capital.Vaid shines in Inborn’s victory
New Delhi, May 3
Sonu Vaid smashed a strokeful 68 with eight boundaries to help Inborn Cricketers beat S B Youth by three wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Palam B ground.

The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jagmohan Dalmia (right), being presented with his portrait by DDCA joint secretary Sunil Khanna in the Capital.

16 teams for Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket
New Delhi, May 3
Sixteen teams, divided into four groups of four teams each, will participate in the 29th All-India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament, to be held at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, SGTB Khalsa College, Maurice Nagar, from May 5 to 26. Rajdhani Sports will take on Scindia XI in the opening match on May 5.

MRF team make cautious start in Canberra rally
New Delhi, May 3
Team MRF drivers Naren Kumar and Arjun Balu made a steady but cautious start to the Subaru Rally of Canberra, first round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), at the Australian capital, according to information available here.

Dhaka team lift Afzal Khan Basketball title
New Delhi, May 3
BKSP, Dhaka (Bangladesh) beat Woodstock School, Mussoorie 56-54 to emerge champions in the 12th Afzal Khan Basketball Tournament held at Doon School, Dehra Doon. Hosts Doon School beat Welham Boys School 44-37 to take the third position. Prominent school teams from all over India took part in the week-long tournament.

Karate championship

Cochin Refineries win in National League Volleyball

Sonnet enter GP Cricket final
New Delhi, May 3
Deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Karan Harit (4 for 13) and a rapidfire knock of 39 by Akash Chauhan helped Sonnet Club beat Madan Lal Cricket Academy by 85 runs to enter the final of the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin ground in Ghaziabad.

  • Ramjas School win

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