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Five-day Russian extravaganza for Delhiites
New Delhi, March 5
The Days of St Petersburg, a five-day festival showcasing the best of Russian culture, began here today. The festival, a maiden initiative commemorating the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg, is being organised by the Government of NCT of Delhi and the St Petersburg Association for International Co-operation.

Board exams: When tele counsellors get stumped
New Delhi, March 5
Even though the number of tele counselling service providers and the number of callers has steadily increased, there remains a section that is still grappling with the concept of tele counselling.

Sub-Inspector, MCD officials nabbed for taking bribe
New Delhi, March 5
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested one Delhi Police SI and three MCD officials in two cases of corruption. In the first incident, an SI posted in Prashant Vihar was arrested for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 and accepting Rs 7,000 from one person for helping him in securing bail in a case.

  • MCF inspector caught red-handed

Justice Patel takes over at Delhi HC
New Delhi, March 5
Justice Babulal Chandulal Patel on Wednesday took over as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was administered the oath of office by Lieutenant Governor Vijai Kapoor. Chief Secretary Shailja Chandra read the warrant of appointment.

Noida govt hospital: No pay for two months
Noida, March 5
The doctors and the paramedical and other staff of the District Government Hospital in Sector 30 here have not been paid salaries for the last two months. There is little chance of their getting paid for this month also, it is learnt. The non-payment of salaries has played havoc with their fiscal management.

Bipasha at the opening of the Tag Heuer watch store in CP
If you have the inclination, Bipasha Basu has the time. Bipasha at the opening of the Tag Heuer watch store in CP on Wednesday.


Children are their benefactors in this cruel world
Meerut, March 5
One should not mistake trees for woods. In Sanjay Van, you will not spot even a blade of grass. One can then imagine the plight of animals kept in this state government-owned wildlife park.

Kargil martyr’s family gets cash relief after four years
Sonepat, March 5
After four years of dithering, Naik Satbir Singh of the Jat Regiment, who died during the Kargil hostilities, has finally been given the status of a martyr by the state government.

  • Sepoy cremated


Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor administers the oath of office to Mr Justice B. C. Patel as Chief Justice
Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor administers the oath of office to Mr Justice B. C. Patel as Chief Justice, Delhi High Court, at Raj Niwas in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the launch of the barges for cleaning the Yamuna near Majnu ka Tila
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the launch of the barges for cleaning the Yamuna near Majnu ka Tila in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Lottery trade thrives with cops’ connivance 
Sonepat, March 5
The lottery trade here is becoming brisker by the day to the discomfiture of the police. It has now caught the imagination of even greenhorns who are on the lookout to make a quick buck.

IOC Pipelines Div observes National Safety Day 
New Delhi, March 5
National Safety Day was observed in all units of Indian Oil’s Pipelines Division yesterday. All employees took a pledge on the occasion to ensure safety at their workplace.

Promises, promises...HUDA turns its back on small entrepreneurs 
Panipat, March 5
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is not serious at all about ameliorating the sufferings of medium and small entrepreneurs of Sector 29 of Industrial Estate here, who are facing a harrowing time thanks to official apathy.

Sonepat gains ground in horticulture
Sonepat, March 5
Taking advantage of its proximity to the national Capital, Delhi, and professional and scientific guidance from horticulture experts, Sonepat district has made rapid strides in the fields of horticulture and floriculture during the past one decade.

Symposium on place of women in society
Rohtak, March 5
A symposium would be organised on “The place of women in society and atrocities against women” on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Pt B D Sharma PGIMS here on March 8.

  • Workers want salary
  • MRI technique

AIWC kicks off welfare schemes in Sadhrana
Sadhrana (Gurgaon), March 5
This sleepy village, about 20 km from the madding crowd of Gurgaon city, came alive today with the arrival of former actress, Ms Sharmila Tagore, and a host of office-bearers of the All India Women Conference (AIWC).

Move to computerise all police stations
New Delhi, March 5
A proposal to computerise the police stations in Delhi is being considered, said the Minister of State for Home Affairs Harin Pathak. The move is to network the police stations so as to access data bank readily to facilitate prevention, detection and investigation of crime.

Young lovers jump into river
Ghaziabad, March 5
Love is blind; it can be touchy too. Be it the beating up of the brother of the girl by villagers or the building opposition to their relation, two young lovers jumped into the Kali river in Aalampur-Kaysthan village under the Kotwali area of Atrauli to commit suicide. While the girl was rescued by village divers in an unconscious state, the boy seems to have been taken away by the river.

  • Youth shot dead

Delhi Govt signs MoU with NGOs for empowering women
New Delhi, March 5
The Delhi Government today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 37 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for effective implementation of its Stree Shakti programme for women’s empowerment.

Woman sets herself on fire
Sonepat, March 5
A 28-year-old housewife, Sunita of Kumaspur village has reportedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire after pouring kerosene on her clothes. She was brought to the civil hospital in a serious condition.

  • Crop transportation tender
  • Youth electrocuted
  • Heroin seized

Jhajjar farmers to get relief package
Jhajjar, March 5
The state government finally decided to provide a relief package of Rs 1.75 lakh as compensation to the farmers of the district, whose crops had been damaged in the drought during last summer.



Painter held for stabbing ASI
New Delhi, March 5
The Kapashera police arrested a painter who allegedly stabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) inside the police station last night. The ASI is admitted to Safdarjung Hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.

Hindu College student run over
Sonepat, March 5
Sunita, a student of B.Sc. in Hindu Girls College was run over by a tractor-trolley on Tuesday near the turning of Gohana Road while she was on her way to college on a cycle from her house in Ashok Vihar. She was going to take the examination.

  • Murder accused surrenders

  • Petrol pump heist foiled

  • Bid to loot liquor vend

Two chain snatchers held
New Delhi, March 5
Janak Puri police arrested two chain snatchers last evening. They were identified as Raj Kumar alias Rajpal (23) and Monu alias Vicky (24). During checking at night, police signalled them to stop, but instead of halting their scooter, they increased its speed.



All set for Haryana board exams
Bhiwani, March 5
The Board of School Education, Haryana, has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth and copying-free middle, matriculation and senior secondary (academic and vocational) examinations.

Making an effort to bring people close to art
he College of Art (Govt. Of NCT Delhi) is all geared up for the 50th Annual Art Exhibition, which will be inaugurated on March 11. The annual event showcases the talents of the students from all the three branches, Painting, Sculpture and Applied Arts.

  • Budget analysis at IILM

  • Educational tie-up

  • NTPC on top

  • Convocation ceremony

  • Facilitating IT education

  • Conference on Micro Chips Technology

  • Annual convocation

A law college that sensitises its students towards social responsibilities
ffering a five-year integrated law course, MDU National Law College, Gurgaon, has earned the distinction of having the necessary infrastructure to provide comprehensive training to its students.



Art of film-making
Actress Shabana Azmi, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Director of the Asian Academy of Film and Television, Sandeep Marwah, at a ceremony Pilot turned film-maker, Samarjeet Das Gupta visited the Asian Academy of Film and Television and spoke on the business of filmmaking. He said that the knowledge of the art and craft of screen presentation is absolutely necessary before embarking upon the task of making films.

Actress Shabana Azmi, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Director of the Asian Academy of Film and Television, Sandeep Marwah, at a ceremony to pay homage to the victims of Godhara carnage.



BSF Commandant S.C. Negi, along with Delhi Soccer Association secretary N.K. Bhatia, meet the players
BSF Commandant S.C. Negi, along with Delhi Soccer Association secretary N.K. Bhatia, meet the players before the start of the Second Division Football League match at the Ambedkar Stadium.

IA ground Bright Club
New Delhi, March 5
A dashing knock of 76 by former Test player Vijay Dahiya and an unbeaten 62 by R R Parida, supported by a fiery spell of 4 for 41 by Rajat Bhatia, helped Indian Airlines beat Bright Club by five wickets in the Roshanara Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara Club ground.

Vishal Sharma hits century for Golden Hawks 
New Delhi, March 5
An unbeaten century by Vishal Sharma helped Golden Hawks Club beat Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC)by nine wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

  • Okhala Division win

  • Richa beat Hudco

  • B L Kashyap Group win

Railway Wrestling in Delhi
New Delhi, March 5
The 44th All-India Railway Wrestling Championship will be held at the badminton hall, Karnail Singh stadium, from March 6 to 9.

  • G E Capital win

  • HelpAge India Golf

  • Clintus beat Kiwis


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