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Low turnout in posh areas
New Delhi, March 24
But for the detention of a Congress MLA and a former legislator, the arrest of six persons for rioting, several complaints of bogus voting, impersonation and intimidation, the polling for the 134-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi passed off peacefully, without any major incident with around 45 per cent of the 79 lakh electorate exercising its franchise. 

People's  waiting for their turn to cast their vote during the MCD elections at Ashok Vihar  in New Delhi on Sunday.
People wait for their turn to cast the vote at Ashok Vihar in New Delhi on Sunday.—Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Spectre of low margin
New Delhi, March 24
The modest turnout of voters might not have come as a surprise to many but political parties and pundits alike are speculating about the likely margin of seats by which the single largest party will stake its claim to wrest Town Hall.


In all fairness

Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Recycling of water is must
Gurgaon, March 24
The ground water resource potential in Gurgaon is alarming. If remedial measures are not taken immediately, the situation would get out of control. The warning was sounded by senior experts of the Central Ground Water Board at a seminar on rain water harvesting here.

She keeps open house for harassed women
New Delhi, March 24
She shot into the limelight in 1994 when she staged a series of street plays (nukkad natak) against the dowry system in every nook and corner of East Delhi. The street play titled ‘Dulhan Hi Dahej Hai’ (The real dowry is the bride) became so popular at that time that it was telecast on Doordarshan. Seeing its tremendous appeal, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry also gave an award to the play.

Dhaba owner ‘dies’ in custody
Sonepat, March 24
A local dhaba owner allegedly died in police custody here, after a thrashing. His body was found lying unclaimed in the premises of a private hospital, just opposite the police station at Murthal, about 8 km from here.

Chautala suspends SDO
Faridabad, March 24
The monthly meeting of the District Grievances and Public Relations Committee, held here on Saturday under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, resulted in the suspension of a senior officer of the power department. 

Faridabad girl still untraced
Faridabad, March 24
A 17-year-old girl of Sector 14 here, who went missing 17 days ago, is still untraceable. The girl, who had appeared in plus one exams recently and was a student of the Delhi Public School (DPS) here, was reported to be missing after she went to her friends’ house to collect a book.

Rain brings respite
New Delhi, March 24
Sharp showers in the evening brought down the temperature in the Capital, which has been witnessing a warm spell with temperatures hovering four to five degrees above normal.


Panelists split  on efficacy of  exit polls
Rohtak, March 24
Different political parties in Haryana expressed a divided opinion on the efficacy of election surveys and exit polls in a panel discussion on the issue organised by the Press Club here today.

Cong must remove Sonia to survive: Uma Bharti
Rewari, March 24
The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ms Uma Bharti, has asserted that if the Congress wanted its existence to continue in the country, it was of paramount importance that it should change its leader, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, immediately.

When roads take their toll on the users
There are many roads to Delhi. Yet, as an Urdu poet said long ago, Delhi is far off. It holds true till today. It is not that easy to approach the National Capital, and it is more difficult to come out of it. It takes time, energy and nerves to enter or leave the place. The reason is obvious. The roads, including the national highways, are narrow and carry traffic much beyond their capacity. Though the flyover in Ashram has eased congestion in that area other arteries in and around the Capital continue to be clogged.
Though the flyover in Ashram has eased congestion in that area other arteries in and around the Capital continue to be clogged.
  • Shrinking classroom
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Iranian Students
  • Bhajan Mandali
  • Prophetic scribe

‘Ignorance behind religious intolerance’ 
New Delhi, March 24
Ignorance is the root cause of the rising trend in violence in the name of religion both in India and elsewhere in the world. The absence of religious tolerance and understanding is causing serious threat to the very social texture and weakening the forces of peace and prosperity.

Govt gears up to procure wheat 
Panipat, March 24
The Haryana Government has made all arrangements to procure every grain of wheat arriving in the markets during the coming procurement season. The farmers would also be paid for their produce within 48 to 72 hours after purchase of their wheat.
  • TB centres set up
  • Liquor seized
  • Burnt to death

HUDA to set up modern park, Gymkhana
Sonepat, February 24
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to set up a modern park in Sector 7 and a Rs 1-crore Gymkhana Club in Sector 3 along the Soenpat-Bahalgarh road in the district.


From dancing dolls to tea set, collectibles in silver arrive in the market

Silver Smith India has introduced a new range of silver collectibles and utility items in the market. The collectibles include silver ware of classic English style and traditional range created around Indian culture and ancient sciences. The new range of products includes the dancing dolls, champagne holder, tea set, candle stand, fruit bowl and silver traditional glasses.
  • Fan, for the looks
  • Leather bags on wheels
  • In men’s world
  • Women’s watch
  • Poetry in steel
  • Four-burner stove
  • Classic sherwani


Let us begin from the beginning, this millennium
G.H.P.S. Vasant Vihar hosted three workshops on behalf of the Delhi Sikh Education Council. The workshop was conducted on the theme, “Let’s Begin From the Beginning, Educating Our Children in the New Millennium,” and inaugurated by the C.B.S.E chairman. Mr. Ashok Ganguly. Mr. Ganguly laid emphasis on the use of the three Hs- head, hand and heart. He urged the teachers to discharge their duty and respond to all queries of the students. CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly with Delhi Sikh Education Council members and children at the workshop held at GHPS, Vasant Vihar.
CBSE Chairman Ashok Ganguly with Delhi Sikh Education Council members and children at the workshop held at GHPS, Vasant Vihar.
  • Fitness bonanza
  • Interactive session
  • Elves’ night
  • Grandparents Day
  • Kathak demo


HC appoints committee to monitor traffic snarls
New Delhi, March 24
The Delhi High Court has appointed a three-member committee to effectively address the urban menace, as it is dissatisfied with the Delhi Traffic Police measures to ease traffic congestion in the walled city’s busy Chandni Chowk area.

Labour Lok Adalats in all Haryana districts soon
Faridabad, March 24
A special Lok Adalat was held here on Saturday to dispose of pending cases related to labour issues. While 207 cases were settled, a compensation of Rs 36.43 lakh was paid for the settlement of the cases. Mr Justice V. K. Bali of the Punjab and Haryana High Court inaugurated the adalat.

Insurance co asked to pay family Rs 9 lakh
Panipat, March 24
The Additional Session’s Judge, Justice N K Beriwal, has ordered an insurance company for payment of compensation of Rs 9.10 lakh to the family of a victim who lost his life in a road accident about five years back.


Bengal Mumbai, Assam earn full points
New Delhi, March 24
Bengal Mumbai Football Club edged past Border Security Force (BSF) 2-1 and Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB), Guwahati beat Accountant General and Audit Haryana, Chandigarh 1-0 in the second phase of the Second Division National Football League matches at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital today.

Punjab National Bank win in DDCA League
New Delhi, March 24
Punjab National Bank beat Ministry of Information and Broadcasting by 17 runs in a ‘B’ Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground in the Capital.

Vandana Singh lifts TT title
New Delhi, March 24
Rewari beat Rohtak 3-1 to win the table tennis title in the 15th Haryana State Women’s Sports Festival, which concluded at the Rao Tula Ram Sports Complex, in Rewari on Sunday.

Youngsters move up in S P Jain Cricket tourney
New Delhi, March 24
A quick-fire knock of 87 runs by Jitender Solanki and deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Ansul Lamba (4 for 29) helped Youngsters Club defeat Telefunken Club by three wickets to enter the quarter-final of the third Sheetal Prasad Jain Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground in Mohan Nagar.


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