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Noida to have its own Connaught Place
Noida, February 28
Noida, the industrial and residential mascot of the Uttar Pradesh Government, will soon have a city centre modelled on Delhi’s Connaught Place. The Noida administration is understood to have approved the proposal in principle. The centre shall cover an area of 99 hectares in Sector 25-A; it will be flanked by Sector 25 in the north, Sector 21 in the east, Sector 24 in the west and Sector 31-A in the south.

Jaswant presses for VAT, leaves Khurana red-faced
New Delhi, February 28
Union Finance Minister Jaswant Singh’s mentioning in his Budget speech in Parliament that the Union Government wants states to introduce Value Added Tax (VAT) from April 1 this year has been received differently by the Congress and the BJP in NCT of Delhi.

Bengali-speaking people being tortured in Noida?
New Delhi, February 28
With the government announcing stern measures to deport Bangladeshi citizens illegally residing in India, a large number of Bengali speaking people in Noida are complaining about police atrocities.




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Farmers refuse to supply cane to Ahulana mill

Sonepat, February 28
The Gohana Co-operative Sugar Mill, Ahulana, is dogged by controversy, it seems. In December last year violent protests and arson erupted on its premises following alleged discrimination by the management against the local youths in matter of recruitment.

Metro’s first snag has commuters fuming
New Delhi, February 28
A technical snag disrupted the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC’s) services for 45-odd minutes today morning. According to the DMRC officials, the snag was detected at about 8.45 am. Trains resumed their run after the technical difficulties in the signalling system were rectified.

Lady luck again smiles on Dr Siwatch, gets B. C. Roy Award
Rohtak, February 28
Dr S. B. Siwatch, Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, Pt B. D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), has been awarded the prestigious Dr B. C. Roy National Award for “Eminent Medical Teacher” for 2002.

200 pc rise in allocation for traffic signals
New Delhi, February 28
While the budgetary allocation for construction of buildings and residential accommodation for Delhi Police has registered no significant increase, the Union Budget 2003-2004 has raised the allocation for installation of traffic signals by 200 per cent.


HVP demands ‘white paper’ on drought relief
Haily Mandi (Pataudi), February 28
The Haryana Vikas Party(HVP), headed by the former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, today charged the INLD government in the state of playing with the sentiments of the farmers of Ahirwal belt of South Haryana in the distribution of compensation to drought victims.


NRI on padyatra to support poor children’s education
Gurgaon, February 28
India has to develop means to provide education to its each and every citizen, said Siriniwas Bhardwaj, an NRI who reached Gurgaon in the evening today en route his walk from Kanyakumari to Vaishno Devi to spread the message of peace and to support poor children who cannot afford education.

CM opens Citizen Service Bureau at Rajouri Garden
New Delhi, February 28
Mrs Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, today inaugurated the second Citizen Service Bureau set up by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi at its zonal office building at Rajouri Garden. 

Expand food basket: Swaminathan
New Delhi, February 28
Renowned scientist and former Director of Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), Prof M.S.Swaminathan, emphasised the need for the expansion of the food basket of the country for its sustained food growth and upkeep of nutritional standards of the people.

A classic example of what is wrong with rural colleges in Haryana
Jhajjar, February 28
A visit to the Brigadier Ran Singh Government College in village Dujana in the district will show all that is wrong with the education system in the rural areas of the state. The college situated on Dujana-Beri road was established in 1969 as a private college by the Haryana Siksha Samiti. Later, it was taken over by the state government in 1982.

More showers likely
New Delhi, February 28
The Capital received showers early this morning, which brought down the day temperature. The skies had been overcast since yesterday evening.

Mental ability test held
Sonepat, February 28
The Society of Mathematics, Government College, organised for the first time a mental ability test at Gohana town, 35 km from here, yesterday. According to a report, as many as 80 students, both boys and girls, appeared in this test and solved 50 questions in 30 minutes only.

  • Free eye operations

  • Protest on March 3

  • Camp for headmasters

Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu celebrates 100 years of existence

New Delhi, February 28
The Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind) celebrated 100 years of its existence by organising seminars, symposium and lectures on various subjects. Beginning from today, it will be four days of celebration.

  • Training for teacher educators

Unite to face the rapist
HIS is with reference to the report about the suicide by Mrs Vimla Anand, wife of Vijay Anand, an employee of Thomson Press, Faridabad, along with her three daughters over molestation of her eldest daughter by a rogue named Raju. The unfortunate mother might have brought her daughters up with great love and care.


  • Let’s talk about common man’s issues

  • HUDA, please pay

  • Fill JNU posts

  • Why new university?

  • Plea to Punjab Government


Thieves, burglars stalk Rewari
Rewari, February 28
There has been a steep rise in the incidence of thefts and burglaries in various parts of the district of late, causing panic among the shopkeepers in rural areas of the district.

Furious with queries, man kills wife
New Delhi, February 28
The Jaffarpur Kalan police arrested Chand Singh (28) for allegedly killing his wife as she could not bring the dowry demanded by him.

Meat seller murdered behind police post
Ghaziabad, February 28
A meat seller was stabbed to death by three assailants behind the bus stand police post under Kotwali police station last night. Bilal, a resident of Chaman Colony, had a kiosk near a liquor vend in C Block of Shastri Nagar. 

Investigator caught while taking bribe
New Delhi, February 28
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government arrested investigator Bhuwan Chand Joshi, posted in the office of Assistant Registrar, North-West district, while he was accepting Rs 5,000 as illegal gratification from the complainant.

Girl found raped, murdered


Board gears up to curb copying menace
Sonepat, February 28
The Board of School Education, Haryana, has decided to take effective steps for curbing the menace of copying in the ensuing annual middle, matriculation and plus 2 examinations in the state.


Ignorance, poverty abet cancer: DMA
New Delhi, February 28
Statistics show that ignorance and poverty are proving to be the worst carcinogen creators. cancer, the third leading cause of mortality in the 15-45 age group, is spreading fast with some 7 lakhs of new cases being reported every year and thousands more going unreported.


ONGC sail into Rajdhani Trophy final
New Delhi, February 28
A useful knock of 81 runs by international Gagan Khoda and an unbeaten 72 by Rizwan Shamshad helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat Youngsters Club by four wickets and entered the final of the third Rajdhani Sports Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground. Gagan Khoda was declared the Man of the Match.

  • Aviva beat Xansa

  • ICICI Bank down Morepan

Ashwani Tyagi hits century for Pelican
New Delhi, February 28
A strokeful century by Ashwani Tyagi helped Pelican defeat Century Club by 190 \ runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No I ground.

Gangjee emerges new leader at Pro Golf
New Delhi, February 28
The final day of the Prize Money Pro Golf is expected to be a thriller as lead changed hands on the third successive day at the par-72 course in Gurgaon.

ICC ‘IDI’ withdraws suit against Philips
New Delhi, February 28
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Development International Ltd ‘IDI’ has withdrawn its suit against Philips alleging that the company was indulging in unfair trade practices and alleging unauthorised use of the trademarks and other intellectual property rights of the ICC, in the Delhi High Court, seeking to restrain Philips from proceeding with its “Diwali Manao, World Cup Jao’ campaign.

Haryana State Rural Games
New Delhi, February 28
The second Haryana State Rural Games will be held at the Rao Tula Ram Stadium, Rewari, according to deputy commissioner of Rewari Vineet Garg, IAS.


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