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Missing SI, informer found headless with skulls charred
New Delhi, March 6
Mystery shrouds the death of a Delhi Police sub-inspector posted in the Anti-Homicide cell of the Crime Branch and a police informer, who were found brutally murdered this morning in two different places of Haryana. The headless and naked bodies of SI Satish Kumar (45) and the police informer, Vijay Kumar Swamy, which were recovered by the police from Bahadurgarh and Jakura villages, have been sent to the mortuary of the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital.

Women enjoying Holi Mangal Milan function in the Capital
Women enjoying Holi Mangal Milan function in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


‘Media executives’ held for trafficking
New Delhi, March 6
The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police has arrested two people, including a woman, for their involvement in a human trafficking racket. The sleuths also recovered blank letterheads of various ministries and some incriminating documents from their possession.

A model at Seagram Blender’s Pride fashion show in the Capital
A model at Seagram Blender’s Pride fashion show in the Capital. — A Tribune photograph

Court bails out seven women undertrials
New Delhi, March 6
The Delhi High Court has granted bail to seven women undertrials, after taking cognizance of a letter sent by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), highlighting their pathetic condition in the jail in the Capital.

Air Hostess’ hubby claims he was on duty at time of arson
New Delhi, March 6
Air hostess Neetu’s estranged husband Jitendra Loura has filed an application in a Delhi court, seeking anticipatory bail. Jitender had allegedly attempted to kill his brother-in-law and torched his in-law’s house.

Three Hajis die in head-on collision 
Ghaziabad, March 6
Three persons died in a head-on collision between a Tata Sumo and a DCM mini-truck on the Brij Ghat in Garh Mukhteshwar.

‘Wanted’ list adds to police woes
Noida: The police officers are a disturbed lot in western UP these days. It is feared that the history sheeters who had escaped from custody could throw a spanner in the works of the administration. There are 15 such criminals carrying rewards of Rs.2000 to Rs.2500 on their heads in Noida alone.

Gang rape
8 family members get 12 years in jail
Ghaziabad, March 6
A fast track court of Baghpat has sentenced eight members of a family to 12 years imprisonment after holding them guilty of raping a girl. The fast track court judge, Babu Lal Keservani, also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on each of them yesterday. The eight had gang raped the girl in Bijral village in Baghpat district on May 18,1999.


Jhajjar: The most sought-after town by all parties
Jhajjar, March 6
With the election tempo catching up in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, this historic town has transformed into a nerve centre for showing political strength. The plethora of political issues and the politically active Jatland and Ahirwal belt, spread along northern and southern flanks of the district headquarters, ameliorate the significance of the town in the ensuing battle of ballots.

JD (Secular) to contest four seats in Haryana
Sonepat, March 6
The Janata Dal (Secular) has decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections from four seats: Karnal, Sonepat, Faridabad and Rohtak in Haryana. According to the party sources, the national president of the party and the former Prime Minister, Mr Deve Goda, is arriving here on March 11 next to address the meeting of the party workers. He would announce the names of the party candidates that day.

HVP fields Jagbir Singh from Sonepat seat
Sonepat, March 6
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) has fielded Mr Jagbir Singh Malik, a former Haryana Minister, as its candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Sonepat constituency. Announcing this, Mr Rajiv Jain, general secretary of the HVP, told mediapersons here today that the party supremo and former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, has already approved the name of Mr Malik and asked him to launch his election campaign immediately.


Farmers bear the brunt of canal water theft
Sonepat, March 6
The farmers in the villages of Gohana sub-division of the district have been facing an acute shortage of canal water meant for irrigation purposes for the past few months. They have also alleged that theft of irrigation water by influential farmers, backed by certain political bosses of the ruling party is rampant.

Param Jeet Singh Pamma, president, Barri Market Traders Association during the Holi Mangal Milan in the Capital
HOLI MATES: Param Jeet Singh Pamma, president, Barri Market Traders Association during the Holi Mangal Milan in the Capital on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

A road that tests motorist’s survival skills
Faridabad, March 6
Most of the roads in this industrial city are in a state of disrepair. However, Gurdwara Road in the NIT area here is damaged beyond belief. It serves as the main link to several densely populated colonies, including Jawahar Colony.

Rajput Mahasabha feeling slighted
Rewari, March 6
The general secretary of the Haryana unit of the All India Rajput Mahasabha, Mr Pooran Singh Parmar, has asserted that the Congress, which is well-set to achieve a landslide victory in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls in Haryana, could be in trouble if it failed to assuage the smothered sentiments of the Rajputs who are in distress because of the persistent denial of their rightful claim of party nomination from at least one Parliamentary constituency of the state.

Charging farm house for functions ‘violates’ MCD Act
New Delhi, March 6
Member of Standing Committee in the MCD, Mr Vijender Gupta in a written letter to the Urban Development Minister of the NCT Government of Delhi, Dr A. K. Walia, demanded that the order of Special Secretary of the department about charging of Rs 40,000 from the farm houses for marriage or other social functions be withdrawn forthwith as this is unconstitutional and against the provisions of the MCD Axct.

70 brick kiln labourers freed from bondage in Loni
Ghaziabad, March 6
In a raid on GBC brick kiln at Sakalpur village in Loni area, 70 bonded labourers have been freed after a raid by the district administration. Even the family members of the freed labourers were being made to work at the kiln, it is learnt. The workers have safely been transported to their native place, the Addl DM said.

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Man is God’s only creature made to laugh, not to mourn
hatever the legend behind the Holi festival, it is characterized by fun and frolic. It is associated with Spring and its colours. Daubing someone’s face with colours or directing a jet of coloured water on an unwary stranger seem to be the common idea of celebrating this Spring festival. But there is implied in it all, some fun, some laughter and good cheer.

Delhi Digest 
68 hauled up for eve-teasing
New Delhi, March 6
On the eve of Holi celebrations, the East district police have checked as many as 2,241 vehicles and arrested 68 persons who were found to be indulging in eve-teasing. The police also impounded five vehicles in the district.

Two passengers injured in Holi hooliganism 
Sonepat, March 6
Two passengers of a Haryana Roadways bus, an armyman and a woman, were injured when some Holi revellers grappled with them in a bid to throw colour near Bhainswal Kalan village about 25 km from here last evening.


Three Nafees Kalia gangsters caught
Ghaziabad, March 6
The Loni police have arrested three historysheeter criminals of Nafees Kalia gang of Muzzafarnagar from near Sangam Cinema in Loni. The trio had reportedly come to Loni for a contract killing and loot.


Bawana an industrial hub 
New Delhi, March 6
Bawana is fast emerging as an industrial hub thanks to the government’s decision to relocate the manufacturing units there by April 30. “The sprawling complex is coming to life with 200 factory owners, who were allotted plots to build units in the area, having already begun construction work,” the Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) Managing Director, Mr Jalaj Shrivastava, said here.


Cancer institute to empower women
oving beyond the empowerment rhetoric that has become synonymous with the International Women’s Day (March 8), the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) seeks to empower women by monitoring their health status.


Delhi University Director of Sports Dr Sudarshan Pathak and registrar of the university Kanwar Manjit Singh presenting the Inter-College Yoga Championship title to the players of Kalindi College
Delhi University Director of Sports Dr Sudarshan Pathak (third from right) and registrar of the university Kanwar Manjit Singh presenting the Inter-College Yoga Championship title to the players of Kalindi College.

Punjab Zone annex overall trophy
New Delhi, March 6
Punjab Zone emerged overall winners while Delhi Zone finished as runners-up in the 21st All-India PNB Inter Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh stadium on Saturday. Pramod of Northern Zone and Kusum Lata of Delhi Zone emerged as the fastest athletes of the meet winning the men’s and women’s 100 event. Pramod clocked 12.30 secs while J. P. Sharma of Punjab Zone and Praveen of MP Zone accounted for the second and third place, respectively.

No change in cable rate  of Ten Sports
New Delhi, March 6
The cable distribution partners of Ten Sports in India, Cable Distribution Network, today announced that the price of Ten Sports would remain at Rs 14—the same price the channel launched into India with two years ago.

Brijesh slams  century  for Paragon
New Delhi, March 6
Brijesh Obrai slammed a century to help Paragon Club defeat Friends Club by 70 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the University ground.

The Indian junior hockey team, who played a three-Test series in Delhi against Malaysia, with Vigilance Commissioner H J Dora  and Indian Hockey Federation secretary-general Jyoti Kumaran The Indian junior hockey team, who played a three-Test series in Delhi against Malaysia, with Vigilance Commissioner H J Dora (seventh from right, standing) and Indian Hockey Federation secretary-general Jyoti Kumaran.

Jesus and Mary College canter away with trophy
New Delhi, March 6
Jesus and Mary College and Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar College were adjudged the best colleges in the women’s and men’s section to lift the Vice-Chancellor’s and Chancellor’s Trophy respectively in the annual awards function of Delhi University.

Haryana boxing  squad


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