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CM gearing up for Operation CNG
New Delhi, April 6
After spending the better part of Friday and Saturday morning “studying” the Supreme Court’s order and “examining” the implications thereof, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit – in a hurriedly convened news conference at her residence – said the Government of NCT of Delhi might order closure of schools so that the 1,000 CNG-driven school buses operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) could be available to meet the rush of commuters.
Residents of New Delhi face difficulties as 7,000 buses go off the road in protest against the Supreme Court's order ruling out any further extension of the deadline for conversion of diesel-run buses to CNG.
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Delhiites brace up for chaos
New Delhi, April 6
The commuters in the Capital had a harrowing time with about half the public transport buses on diesel going off the roads of the National Capital Territory, following the Supreme Court order imposing hefty fines on the violators. 

  • Transporters’ woes

  • Political comeback

  • Green voice


‘IAS’ officer with ISI links is SP’s guest
Sonepat, April 6
Abhikar Raj, who tried to impersonate an IAS officer and availed the PWD guest house facilities in Sonepat and the hospitality of the Panipat SP, was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ms Ritu Tagore, who remanded him to police custody for six days. 

Probe into gang- rape of detainee
Ghaziabad, April 6
The allegation of gang rape of a woman by Babugarh police on the police station premises took a new turn with the Commissioner, Meerut Division, Deepak Singhal, ordering a magisterial inquiry into the incident, obviously not satisfied with the report of the Hapur Circle Officer Ishwer Chand Sharma.

Faridabad water woes have begun
Faridabad, April 6.
With the onset of summer begins the water crisis. And that brings in its wake protests and demonstrations. The office of the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, has witnessed three demonstrations in the last few days over water.


The ‘Lake District of India’ is scenically stunning 
As temperature begins to soar in the Capital and its surroundings and as the holiday season sets in, people are packing their bags to beat the heat by retreating into the cooler climes. Nainital in Uttaranchal is one such location. Within the panoramic Kumaon lies the district of Nainital.

A scenic spot for a great family outing.
A scenic spot for a great family outing.
  • Ramgarh
  • Mukteshwar
  • Harishtal and Lokhantal
  • Ramnagar
  • Corbett Waterfall
  • Naina Peak
  • Snow View
  • High Altitude Zoo
  • Khurpatal
  • Kilbury
  • Hanumangarhi
  • Lands End
  • Kainchi Temple
  • State Observatory

Worship the Lord with the flowers of good deeds
lums anywhere are a sad commentary on man’s indifference to the plight of fellow beings. In many cases, they are located near skyscrapers and elite suburbs where the fortunate few live in the lap of luxury. Delhi has more than 1,100 slums inhabited by three million people. 

Green light to green belt in Noida
Noida, April 6
The Noida Authority has drawn up an ambitious plan to convert the area into an extensive green belt. In each sector of the town, at least one ‘A’ class park will be developed with lights, fountains, good quality grass, concrete paths for taking a stroll, benches, springs for children etc. Besides, one children’s park will also be developed in each sector. A total of 32 new parks will be developed during this year, says the Chief of Forest and Horticulture Department of Noida, Mr Vasu Mitra Arora. 

Cops learning to give a fair deal to the fair sex
New Delhi, April 6
Twenty Delhi Police officers were made to perform various roles, from the tortured daughter-in-law to the alcoholic husband, concerned station house officer to the anguished father.

Man asks SSP to save him from ASI
Rohtak, April 6
Charging the Meham police with committing barbarities, Mr Anant Ram, a resident of Indira Colony here, has appealed to the SSP, Mr A. S. Ahlawat, to intervene and save him from an ASI. In a letter written to the SSP on Friday, he alleged that ASI Mahender Singh, posted at the Meham police station, along with his two sons - Sunil and Naresh, made a murderous attack on him with knives and hockey sticks at his house on March 28.

Body of woman found near rail tracks
Faridabad, April 6
The police recovered the body of a young woman from the railway tracks near NIT Railway Station on Friday. It is suspected that harassment and victimisation over dowry might have been behind the death. 
  • Life imprisonment
  • New DC takes over
  • Hospital opened
  • Blood camp
  • 3 get life term
  • Body unidentified
  • Cop suspended
  • Power workers

Study on using more flyash in making concrete roads
Faridabad, April 6
A detailed study on the possibility of using higher amounts of flyash in the construction of concrete roads in rural areas forms part of an extensive project programme for the year 2002-03.

Jagjit Singh sings for Prayas’  children
New Delhi, April 6
A singer, a cricketer and a cop. No this isn’t the title of a thriller, but the coming together of three stalwarts for the cause of children. Adding to the glamour was a Bollywood star-turned politician. 


Two held, robbery bid foiled
New Delhi, April 6
The Delhi Police Special Cell today apprehended two desperate inter-state criminals involved in highway robberies and murders in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and claimed to have solved more than 16 cases of murder, attempt to murder, robbery, motor vehicle thefts and offences under the Arms Act.


Health workers begin indefinite dharna 
Sonepat, April 6
The members of the All Haryana PWD Mechanical Karamchari Union (Branch Public Health) launched an indefinite dharna in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer, Public Health Department here on Friday to press for their long-standing demands. 

Blood banks in govt hospitals to be linked
New Delhi, April 6
With the Delhi Government’s decision to interconnect all the blood banks and transfusion centres under it, there seems to be hope for the people who are made to go around in vicious circles hunting for blood units.

Strategy to upgrade PGIMS soon
Rohtak, April 6
The state Health Minister, Mr M. L. Ranga, has said that he would soon convene a meeting of the newly appointed Director of the PGIMS, Rohtak, Maj-Gen Virender Singh, senior faculty members, Financial Commissioner and Secretary, Health, Haryana, Mr Bhagwati Prasad, to evolve a strategy for upgrading the state’s premier medical institution to bring it at par with the other leading medical institutes in the country.

Some balm for AIDS patients
he government’s decision to exempt nine anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs will make HIV/AIDS therapy somewhat affordable. The end beneficiaries, however, will only be the rich. Early this month, the government announced its decision to exempt Limivudine, Stavudine, Didanosine, Saquinavir, Ritonavir, Indinavir, Efavirenz, Nelfinavir and Nevirapine. 
  • Workshop for disabled
  • Preventive healthcare

 Dr P. D. Garg‘Hepatitis-B is preventable’
he eminent paediatrician and social worker of East Delhi and the secretary of Naryan Dass Memorial Charitable Trust, Dr P. D. Garg, is committed to eliminating hepatitis-B in the shortest possible period and advocates introduction of hepatitis-B vaccination to all.


GE Capital lift Corporate Challenger Cup
New Delhi, April 6
GE Capital lifted the ESPN Star Sports Corporate Challenger Cup Cricket Tournament when they beat Gillette by six wickets in the final match. GE Capital scored 176 for four wickets in 23.2 overs in reply to Gillette’s score of 174. The highlight of the final was a swashbuckling century knock of 111 by Paljeet Singh of Gillette.

All smiles: Winners and runners-up of the ESPN Star Sports Challenger Cup Cricket Tournament with their gift cheque.
Winners and runners-up of the ESPN Star Sports Challenger Cup Cricket Tournament with their gift cheque.

Sixteen-year-old Bhanu is Super Selector
New Delhi, April 6
Sixteen-year-old Bhanu Arora has been adjudged the ESPN Star Sports ‘Super Selector’ for the month of March. His team composition was better than 2,28,136 teams of other participants and cricket experts. Bhanu Arora will join the commentators in Barbados to catch the thrilling moments for the third Test to be played between India and West Indies from May 2 to 6.
Merry as cricket: Bhanu Arora (third from right) with other members of the ESPN team.
Bhanu Arora (third from right) with other members of the ESPN team.

Shawej Khan hits 139 for NSCC
New Delhi, April6
A strokeful century knock of 139 by Shawej Khan and deadly bowling by Karam Veer Bhati (4 for 31) helped National Stadium Coaching Centre (NSCC) beat Maharaja Agarsen Sports Club by 157 runs in a league match of the seventh Stanford Under-17 All-India Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium ground.

Gymkhana shock Sonnet in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 6
Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Sonnet Club by 27 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No I ground.


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