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Cong not hounded by ’84 riots this time 
New Delhi, March 22
The Congress no longer seems to be an “untouchable” party for the Sikhs and the emotive issue of 1984 anti-Sikh riots has evoked little response during the civic poll campaign, even in the wards dominated by the community.
Yukta Mukhi and Amar Upadhyay campaign for BJP candidate Harsh Vardhen in the Karol Bagh area on Friday.
Yukta Mukhi and Amar Upadhyay campaign for BJP candidate Harsh Vardhen in the Karol Bagh area on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Khurana, Sheila see eye to eye
New Delhi, March 22
Reiterating his demand for according complete statehood to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana on Friday said he would launch a campaign towards that end if the party was voted back to power in the civic elections scheduled for Sunday.


People open a new chapter in Jhajjar
Rohtak, March 22
Call it decentralisation or local governance, a new experiment of involving people and industry associations in improving the sanitation and other civic amenities is being tried out in Jhajjar town.

Student smart cards: Open sesame to consumerism
New Delhi, March 22
Eleven-year-old Arjun came home from school armed with a smart card, chanting the mantra of laissez-faire. In a letter addressed to the parents, the magical mantra of ‘open sesame’ was subtly packaged in concerns about the child’s well-being, anchored in the parents’ fears about expensive higher education, and made to rest on the edifice of freedom of choice.

15 schoolkids hurt as bus overturns
Sonepat, March 22
At least 16 persons, including 15 schoolchildren, were injured, seven of them seriously, when a bus carrying them overturned between Pai village and Kirohli-Pehladpur, about 15 km from here, on Thursday evening.

Dyeing units, a dying business
Panipat, March 22
The district administration and the dyeing unit owners are on a collision course over the shifting of more than 500 units from the residential areas to the Industrial Area in Sector 29 here. 

Crime Branch takes over Natasha case
New Delhi, March 22
The investigations into the mysterious death of Natasha Singh, the 31-year- old estranged daughter-in-law of Congress leader, K. Natwar Singh, were today handed over to the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police. 

Villagers frown upon police station
Faridabad, March 22
The decision of the police authorities to relocate the police station of Sector-7 here to a nearby Sehi village has evoked strong opposition from the villagers. The agitated people have decided to take up the issue with the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, during his visit to the district here tomorrow.


2,375 crime cases against Delhi women 
New Delhi, March 22
Four cases of sexual harassment of girl students and female teachers in various schools of Delhi have been reported in the last one year. In a written reply, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Rita Verma told the Rajya Sabha that departmental complaint committees had been constituted at various levels to conduct inquiries in such cases promptly in respect of staff posted in schools under them. 

Shahi Imam, supporters detained during march
New Delhi, March 22
Shahi Imam of historic Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari was on Friday detained for a short period along with his 25 supporters by the Central district police near Delhi Gate. Imam Bukhari was leading a procession to Parliament to protest against the policies of the Union Government concerning the Muslims community in the country. He took out the procession after Friday prayer at Jama Masjid.
Muslim leader Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari leads a march from Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Friday.
Muslim leader Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari leads a march from Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Friday.  — Reuter In video (28k, 56k)

The BJP candidate from Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, uses a horse cart to win voters’ attention in his campaign for the MCD poll. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

BJP goes all-out against ally INLD 
Jhajjar, March 22
In a complete somersault from its strategic relations with the ruling INLD, the district unit of the BJP staged a demonstration highlighting the alleged anti-people policies being pursued by the state government here today. 

Privatisation of water supply may make a big hole in pocket
New Delhi, March 22
As Delhiites prepare to face a scorching summer, policy makers and experts are divided on the debate whether privatising the water supply system will serve as a panacea to the problems of potable water in the Capital and the neighbouring areas.

Residents thirst for water as summer sets in
Sonepat, March 22
With the onset of summer, thousands of residents in the city are facing what they had feared on the water front. Water had been hard to flow by the taps even in winter. Now, the problem has started stinging residents more than ever with the mercury rising day by day.

The rationale for a ration card, no longer valid
ation cards, a legacy of the Raj days, are still accorded a place of pride. It started in the World War era when the rationed items were supplied to the people at subsidised rates.
  • Rlys passengers in hot water
  • God almighty
  • Teaching a lesson
  • DTC service
  • Units’ Relocation
  • Not fair, DMRCL

Prayas children wow UK police 
New Delhi, March 22
The evening was special not just because of the invitees or the event, but because the performers were a bunch of vivacious youngsters who used the event as an opportunity to display the remarkable transformation in their life, from street urchins to children of promise.

Bomb data centre being upgraded 
New Delhi, March 22
The National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) at the National Security Guard (NSG) Headquarters at Manesar will soon be upgraded to function as a full-fledged organisation to help various police organisations. 

Solar water pumps offered
Faridabad, March 22
The state government has made available water pumps that will be run with solar energy for the farmers of the region, which do not get adequate power for running tubewells.

Six gangsters held for forging arms licence 
Ghaziabad, March 22
The Ghaziabad police have arrested six persons of a gang who bought ammunition from government-approved shops on the basis of a forged arms licence. The police have also seized five single barrel guns, one double barrel gun and a large number of cartridges were seized from them.
  • DA demand
  • MCF to pay HUDA
  • Blast at NFL plant
  • Students’ dilemma
  • Girl found with throat slit
  • Another prisoner dies
  • NRI woman killed


Call girl racket unearthed
Faridabad, March 22
The police claimed to have unearthed a ‘call girl’ racket being operated from the NIT area here with the arrest of a couple and three girls on Thursday. According to the police, a cop was sent as a decoy customer in civil clothes and struck a deal.

Heroin worth Rs 76 lakh seized
New Delhi, March 22
The Narcotics Cell of the Delhi Police seized heroin worth Rs 76 lakh and arrested two peddlers Asibullah Khan and his associate, Achhan Khan, from near Gagan Cinema in North-East district.

Crime under control, claims Rohtak IG 
Rohtak, March 22
The Inspector General of Police (Rohtak Range), Mr Resham Singh on Friday claimed that the range police have recovered stolen properties worth Rs 1.30 crore during the current year.


Bengal Mumbai, BSF earn full points
New Delhi, March 22
Bengal Mumbai Football Club and Border Security Force (BSF), Jalandhar scored victories to earn full points in the Phase-II of the Second Division National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

Indian Nationals (black and white ) and the Bengal Mumbai (red & white) players battling it out for supremacy in the Second Division National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Thursday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Indian Nationals (black and white ) and the Bengal Mumbai (red & white) players battling it out for supremacy in the Second Division National Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Thursday.

  • Inborn trounce EIL

Fair sex to get a fair deal
Rohtak, March 22
The Haryana government has decided to give equal weightage to women while granting jobs to sportspersons in the state. This was disclosed by the President of the Haryana Olympic Association (HOA), Mr Abhey Singh Chautala.

KPMG enter Corporate Cricket semis
New Delhi, March 22
KPMG defeated Hughes Software Systems by a thrilling one run to enter the semi-final of the second CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge. In a match played at the Bhagat Singh College ground, KPMG scored 195 runs with Preet Singh emerging as the top-scorer with 55.

TYCA enter S P Jain cricket last eight
New Delhi, March 22
A fine knock of 50 by Railway Ranji player Jaswinder Singh and deadly bowling by Ajeet Chandela (4 for 31) helped Trans Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) beat Madras Club by four wickets and enter the quarter-final of the third Sheetal Prasad Jain Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin ground.

Delhi Horse Show to be day-night event
New Delhi, March 22
The eight-day Delhi Horse Show (DHS), to be held from March 31 to April 7, will be a day-night affair. The event will be held at the Army Polo and Riding Club in the Delhi Cantonment area. 

Sports fest at Rewari
New Delhi, March 22
Over 1500 women from all parts of the State will participate in the 15th Haryana State Women's Sports Festival to be held at the Rao Tula Ram Stadium, Rewari, on March 23 and 24.


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