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2,500 houses razed for golf course
‘Encroacher’ sets himself ablaze in protest, succumbs in hospital
Faridabad, March 31
In one of the biggest demolitions in recent times, the District Administration razed on Sunday about 2,500 houses and other constructions in Rahul Colony here. One person even attempted self-immolation in protest against the demolition.

Murder or suicide: wheels within wheels
New Delhi, March 31
Even two weeks after Natasha Singh, the estranged 31-year-old daughter-in-law of Congress leader, K. Natwar Singh, was found dead in mysterious circumstances on the first floor terrace garden of the Hyatt Regency hotel here, the police are not sure whether it was a case of suicide or murder.



CAG greets new corporators with dismal findings
New Delhi, March 31
Stunned by the spurt in unauthorised constructions, the flaying of demolition orders, the heap of uncollected garbage in the streets and the ever-increasing staff strength and expenditure, the Comptroller and Auditor General, in its latest report, has called for a comprehensive review of the functioning of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Woman alleges gang rape in police station
Ghaziabad, March 31
A woman in Dasna town has alleged that a sub-inspector and a constable posted in Babugarh Cantt police station had held her captive and gang raped her in the police station premises.

Gaping holes in MDU accounts
Rohtak, March 31
The accounts of the Maharshi Dayanand University are in a mess. The annual audit report of the university for the year ending March 2001 has revealed that the general cash book of the university for the period November 1993 to March 1997 has not been reconciled as yet despite repeated reminders from time to time.

Insect-infested water raises CM’s hackles
Sonepat, March 31
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, took a serious note of the supply of contaminated water to the PWD (B&R) rest house here. The water was muddy and contained insects.


Chautala reaffirms pro-farmer policies
Sonepat, March 31
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, said that the leaders of the Opposition parties were misleading the people by levelling baseless charges against his government. Addressing a party workers’ meeting here today, he declared that his government was committed to improving the lot of the people, particularly the farmers and the downtrodden in the state.

Farmers seek higher MSP for wheat
Faridabad, March 31
Delay in the announcement of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the wheat and rabi crops have left the farmers worried. Some of the farmers and political leaders have criticised the delay and demanded a higher rate this year.

CM, Raveena to take part in ‘Run for Cancer’
New Delhi, March 31
In a move to spread awareness about the dread disease, the first ever “Run for Cancer” is being organised on April 6, which several leading personalities from different fields would come together to take part in the event.

  • Sheila turns 64

HVP only option: Bansi Lal
Faridabad, March 31
The former Chief Minister of Haryana and the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) supremo, Mr Bansi Lal, has claimed that his party has emerged as a single political alternative to the ‘misrule’ of the Chautala government in Haryana.

Panipat reeks of filth dumped by dairies
Panipat, March 31
Municipality is the oldest institution of local democracy in which the powers vest with the people who exercise them through their directly elected representatives from the municipal wards. After the commencement of the 74th Constitutional (amendment) Act 1994, the municipalities have been assigned a large number of functions and responsibilities.

About 2,000 Rohtak phones in coma
Rohtak, March 31
Nearly 2,000 telephone connections in the town have been out of order since Saturday. Reason: The carelessness on the part of safai karamcharis who overdid the things during cleanliness and beautification drive launched by the official machinery in view of the proposed Chief Minister’s visit today.

6,000-line exchange commissioned in Rewari
Rewari, March 31
Dr Sudha Yadav, MP, accompanied by Mr G. Jethwani, Chief General Manager of Haryana Telecom Circle of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), commissioned the 6000 lines CDOT Max-XL Exchange near the Narnaul Chowk here on Saturday.

A shoppers’ stop in a historical town 
Panipat, March 31
The Municipal Council Panipat has planned to develop shopping complexes in the town to generate its sources of income which became quite low after the abolition of octroi duty. The Executive Officer, Mr Shiv Kumar Vats, told the mediapersons that to begin with the Municipal council had developed two complexes in Model Town and Court Road complex near Head Post Office, comprising 70 shops and four big halls.

Insurance scheme for Vaish Secondary School students
Rohtak, March 31
In a unique initiative, Vaish Senior Secondary School here has introduced an insurance scheme for its students. Announcing the annual results in the school premises today Mr Vinay Arya, Manager of the School, said that the insurance scheme would be implemented with effect from next academic session.
  • Two arrested

  • Women injured

  • Massive hunt

  • Candidate elected

  • Computers stolen


Elusive driver arrested after dramatic chase
New Delhi, March 31
A recalcitrant truck driver who tried to speed away after assaulting a traffic police constable and throwing him out of the moving vehicle to avoid being challaned, was finally arrested after a dramatic 10 kilometre high speed chase by an Assistant Sub Inspector of the Traffic Police on a motor cycle this afternoon.

Five killed in accidents
Noida, March 31
Five persons lost their lives while six were injured seriously in road accidents in Noida on Saturday. Some labourers set a truck on fire and jammed the traffic on the main road in Sector 58. One of the labourers had been crushed under the wheels of the truck.


Swish furnishings for a modern, working woman’s home

Linum, a leading European home furnishing brand, has launched a full line of bedroom furnishings. Lenum is a premium designer brand of home furnishing aimed at the modern woman, be it a housewife or a working professional, who seeks elegant designs to create a well-coordinated beautiful home.
  • Widescreen CTV

  • Rozana from Rasna

  • Smart casuals for kids

  • Pretty legs eleven

  • Signature scents


Exams over, the blues are about results now
Exams over, it is time to hit the TV, dance to your favourite numbers, watch movies, go out with friends and family and play to your heart’s content. Right! And that is what our friends from school are busy doing. Enjoying to the T. However, they are also a wee bit nervous. Why? Well, because they are expecting results that have them thinking and praying when all they want to do is enjoy.
  • Three-in-one

  • A grand future

  • NiA diploma

  • Joystick hazard

  • Play way maths


Pelican power to big victory in DDCA League
New Delhi, March 31
Pelican Club beat Century Club by 74 runs in an A-I Division League match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No-I ground.

Asim Ali Khan to lead Delhi Under-19
New Delhi, March 31
Defender Asim Ali Khan will lead a 20-member Delhi State (Under-21) soccer team for the National (Under-21) Football Championship at Jammu, starting on Sunday. Deepak Giri will be the vice-captain of the team. The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) selection committee finalised the squad after a 15-day selection trials-cum-training camp at the Ambedkar Stadium.

Aftaab plays Super Selector
New Delhi, March 31
Bollywood hearththrob Aftaab Shivdasani, along with model-turned-actress Madhu Sapre, and former Test player Navjot Singh Sidhu will play Super Selector in the ESPN Star Sports show, hosted by noted actor Naseeruddin Shah. Super Selector, the innovative, interactive and integrated game show, will be aired on Monday at 8 p m on Star Sports.

Naseeruddin Shah, Madhu Sapre, Aftaab Shivdasani and cricketer Navjot Singh during the recording of ESPN’s Super Selector game show in New Delhi.
Naseeruddin Shah, Madhu Sapre, Aftaab Shivdasani and cricketer Navjot Singh during the recording of ESPN’s Super Selector game show in New Delhi.

Jag Mohan Dalmia Dalmia to be grilled on Harsha Online
New Delhi, March 31
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jag Mohan Dalmia will be grilled by Harsha Bhogle in Harsha Online on Monday (April 1). The show will be aired on Star Sports at 10.30 p m.

Narender, Mohan shine

New Delhi
A match-winning bowling spell of 4 for 30 by Narender Malik and a fine knock of 81 by Mohan Singh helped Delhi Administration beat Sahil Sports by three wickets to enter the quarter-final of the sixth Pratap Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Karawal Nagar ground.


14 effluent treatment plants by yr-end
New Delhi, March 31
The Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) is all set to commission 14 Combined Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) by the year-end in a bid to free the river Yamuna from industrial effluents discharged by the industrial units dotting the Capital.

Rs 18.67 crore spent on potable water
Rohtak, March 31
As a part of the decision of making potable water available in each village of the state, the government has so far spent an amount of nearly Rs 18.67 crore in Rohtak district.


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