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Cong wins hands down, lotus wilts
New Delhi, March 27
Delivering a body blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress swept the civic elections, winning by a comfortable two-thirds majority and wresting control of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. 
Delhi Mayor Shanti Desai, after losing his Chandni Chowk ward outside a counting centre in the Capital on Wednesday.
Delhi Mayor Shanti Desai, after losing his Chandni Chowk ward outside a counting centre in the Capital on Wednesday. 
—Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


BJP 14
others 8

Cong leaders harp on their ability to govern
New Delhi, March 27
Having delivered a body blow to the BJP in the civic elections, a jubilant Congress said its emphatic victory signalled the beginning of the end for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


Middle class did not turn up: Garg
New Delhi, March 27
Acknowledging defeat even before the reality of the loss could sink in, Bharatiya Janata Party President Mange Ram Garg said the middle class did not turn out in full strength on the day of polling. 

11-yr-old sways votes for father
New Delhi
Even as the Congress swept the MCD elections, an independent candidate, Asif Mohammed Khan, who is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail, won hands down with a margin of over 15,000 votes in Ward 7 of Okhla. Khan is in jail ever since he was arrested for his alleged involvement with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

Can NCERT comic books take on Chacha Chaudhri?
New Delhi, March 27
How do you tell a class of first generation learners, who belong to different age groups, that the learning process is not confined to the classroom but also extends to home? How do you explain the virtues of hygiene, simple values and the basics of science in lucid, coherent terms?

Militant behind CRPF camp attack nabbed
New Delhi, March 27
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police claims to have worked out last year’s CRPF camp attack case in Jharoda Kalan with the arrest of a Kashmir militant. The militant, Mohammad Abdulla Mir, a resident of Pulwama in south Kashmir, was arrested on Tuesday evening from Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in the Azadpur area of North district. The information of his arrest has been given to the Special Task Force, UP, as he was involved in a few terrorist activities there also.

Mohammad Abdulla Mir, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba militant, being produced in Patiala House Courts in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Mohammad Abdulla Mir, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba militant, being produced in Patiala House Courts in the Capital on Wednesday.

Head warden shot dead on jail premises
Noida, March 27
About half a dozen criminals swooped down on the district jail in Bulandhshahar on Wednesday morning and killed the head warden in the jail compound. The assailants came in two Maruti cars, which were also used for getting away. In a swift operation, they fired a hail of bullets at head warden Ramesh Dubey, who was had just walked in to join duty. 

Reward on pahelwan’s head
Ghaziabad, March 27
The UP Police have announced an award of Rs 2,500 for the arrest of Sukhdev alias Pahelwan, the third accused in the Nitish Katara abduction and murder case. Pahelwan has already been declared an absconder and his property has also been attached by the Ghaziabad Police under a local court order.


IT parks: Land demarcated
Noida, March 27
The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has taken a number of far-reaching decisions, including the setting up of a biotechnology park, an information technology park, an electronic library, a sports and cultural foundation and an international cricket stadium. The authority has also decided to hike the rates for residential plots.

It’s cheaper to hit the bottle here
Panipat, March 27
The liquor vend at Bapoli village, 7 km from here, is the hot spot for tipplers. Ideally located on the G.T. Road on the Panipat-Karnal border, the vend has been a favourite haunt of Bacchus lovers. The reason: The liquor prices are substantially lower here than in Panipat, an added impetus for regular drinkers to have “one for the road”.

Jhajjar youth who fell in love with Denmark coins
Jhajjar, March 27
Jhajjar and Denmark. There may not be anything common between them. However, the fondness of a Jhajjar youth for Denmark, located at the mouth of the Baltic sea in the western Europe, especially for the coins belonging to the ancient dynasties of that country, has brought them closer, in a way. Neeraj Goyal has a special affection for Denmark. This affection gave birth to an interest in collecting more than a century old rare coins of that country. Even the compilers of Denmark, who were in contact with Neeraj via email, have admitted that his collection is rare.

Woman, child run over by train at Sholaka
Faridabad, March 27
A woman and her two-year-old daughter were after they were run over by a train in Palwal sub-division on Tuesday. The incident took place near Sholaka railway station. The victims have not been identified.
  • 10 booked under Dowry Act
  • Units sealed 
  • ST evasion detected
  • Suicide pact
  • Boy crushed
  • Drowned in canal
  • Two die in mishap
  • Three attacked

Brahma Kumari media meet
Rewari, March 27
A two-day media meet is being organised by the Brahma Kumaris Value Based Media Wing, in association with the Media Watch Group on March 30 and 31 at their Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC) near Bilaspur Chowk, Pataudi Road, about 30 km from Rewari, according to Brahma Kumari Asha, Director Programmes of the ORC.


Armyman robbed in train
Sonepat, March 27
Mr Rajesh Kumar, an official of the Indian Army, was reported to have been robbed by some unidentified tricksters while he was travelling in the New Delhi-bound Jhelum Express between Jammu Tawi and Sonepat on Tuesday night.

Doctor booked for siphoning off AIIMS funds 
New Delhi, March 27
The head of the Department of Transplant Immunology and Immuno-genetics in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly siphoning off the hospital funds worth several lakhs of rupees. 


B-schools must adopt holistic approach to nurture talent
A number of critical issues facing the Indian management schools in their quest for globalisation and benchmarking of processes and the changing requirements for user industry came to the fore in the recent 6th Directors' Conclave on Globalisation and Management Education: Issues and Challenges', organised by the All India Management Association in the Capital.
Distinguished guests at the 6th Directors' Conclave in the Capital.
Distinguished guests at the 6th Directors' Conclave in the Capital.
  • Seminar on  volunteerism
  • World Water Day
  • Institute of retail
  • Education fair
  • Sanskrit teaching
  • New partnership
  • Marketing congress
  • Material  management

Jamia hostel security not in safe hands
Date: March 22. Time: 1. 30 pm. There is knock at room no 39 of Mridula Sarabhai Working Women's Hostel of Jamia Millia Islamia. The room is one among 24 others on the second floor, in close proximity to the staircase.   The working women’s hostel of Jamia Millia Islamia.
The working women’s hostel of Jamia Millia Islamia.

Invigilators to be answerable for copying
Sonepat, March 27
In a bid to check copying in the annual university examinations, the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, has decided to make the invigilators responsible for any case of copying detected by the members of the flying squads.


Nepali servant gets life term for killing employer
Rohtak, March 27
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, today sentenced Krishan, a Nepali immigrant, to life imprisonment on charges of murdering his former employer, Phoolwati, resident of DLF Colony here.

Govt told to pay Rs 2 lakh for failed tubectomy
Panipat, March 27
In a significant judgement, the District and Sessions Judge, Dr Neelima Shangla, today directed the Haryana Government to give a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to Ms Shamshu Nisha for the failure of a family planning operation about 12 years back.


Civil hospital gasps for breath
Faridabad, March 27
The medical and healthcare facilities in Faridabad, which is not only an important industrial hub in north India but also has the largest population in the state, are proving to be grossly inadequate.


Madras Club down United India in DDCA
New Delhi, March 27
Madras Club downed United India Club by 44 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the University ground in the Capital. Scores: Madras Club: 204 for 9 in 40 overs (Vicky Dhir 39, Hemant Dogra 38, Kamal Chopra 34, Jagvir Singh 3 for 34).

Under-17 cricket tourney
Rohtak, March 27
The 7th All India Under–17 cricket tournament to be organised by Maharaja Agarsain Sports Club will be held at different venues in Haryana and Delhi from 3 to 19 April. According to Anand Indoria, Organising Secretary of the tournament, twelve teams from six states are likely to participate. 

Sports corner
Frank Anthony enter cricket final
New Delhi, March 27
Frank Anthony School beat St. Marks School, Meera Bagh by 39 runs in a Group A match to enter the final of the Jivanjor Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharti School ground, Pitampura. Frank Anthony School, batting first, made 248 runs for four wickets in the stipulated 35 overs.


Special drive by traffic cops on Holi
New Delhi, March 27
The Delhi Traffic Police have issued a severe warning to hooligans and those who try to misbehave under the influence of alcohol and other intoxicants on the occasion of Holi on Friday.


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