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Schools closed to meet bus shortfall
New Delhi, April 7
All schools, government and private, in the Capital will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said she had directed the officials concerned to issue the necessary orders to allow for the Delhi Transport Corporation’s (DTC’s) 800-odd CNG-driven school buses to ferry commuters when offices and commercial establishments reopen for the week.

Arch rivals on the same side of CNG
New Delhi, April 7
Circumstances bring the unlikeliest of political adversaries together. That is what the Supreme Court order on the plying of diesel buses in the Capital has done to legal eagles Arun Jaitley and Kapil Sibal, or so it seems.

All eyes are on Centre
New Delhi, April 7
The crucial meeting to find a way out of the CNG crisis in the Capital is scheduled for Monday. It would be attended by the Union Petroleum Minister, Mr Ram Naik, Union Law Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, the seven BJP MPs from Delhi and a section of the transporters.

A model displays Neeta Bhargava’s summer collection.
A model displays Neeta Bhargava’s summer collection. —Photo by Anil Sharma

UP powerless since restructuring
Ghaziabad, April 7
The resignation of the CMD, UP Power Corporation, R.K. Narayan, on Friday is symptomatic of a deep-seated malaise that afflicts the UP power sector, the genesis of which lies in the trifurcating of the UPSEB much against the wishes of the striking engineers of the state electricity board.

MDU college girls damage cars of flying squad
Rohtak, April 7
Hundreds of agitated girls of BPSM Girls’ College at Khanpur kalan damaged the vehicles of the Maharshi Dayanand University flying squad and the center superintendent on Saturday. They also raised slogans against certain teachers before taking the B.A. (first year) examination being conducted by the university.

Is special colony the answer to jhuggis on govt land?
Faridabad, April 7
While the demolition of jhuggis and unauthorised structures has become a ritual here, the authorities are yet to come up with any tangible long-term suggestion to prevent the growth of such colonies. A lone suggestion has, however, come from the Deputy Commissioner that a special colony should be built to rehabilitate the displaced persons.

Foreign currency seized from fake ‘IAS’ officer
Sonepat, April 7
The police have recovered foreign currency and travellers’ cheques, including Rs 1,500 in Pakistani currency, form Abhikar Raj, who impersonated an IAS officer and availed the hospitality of the district administration.


Delhi Govt bid to ‘create monopolies’ challenged 
New Delhi, April 7
The proposed privatisation of power distribution and state-run hospitals in the national capital region of Delhi has been challenged in the Delhi High Court on the ground that the move would create “private monopolies” in energy distribution and rob the poor patients of free treatment.

  • Govt hospitals 

Haryana takes lead in tackling fire emergencies
Fire in any town can be a devastating experience for its residents. The people of Delhi and its periphery have had a taste of the tragedy often in the past. For as long as one can remember, there have been serious cases of fire in the National Capital resulting in heavy casualties and loss of property.

Jhuggis and high-rise buildings that dot the NCR are prone to fire.
Jhuggis and high-rise buildings that dot the NCR are prone to fire.
  • On Cruelty to Animals
  • Cosmic Healing
  • Cablewallas
  • Children’s village

Power cuts the only talk in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, April 7
The prolonged power cuts in the district seem to be testing the nerves of every segment of the population including students, housewives, farmers, traders and industrialists. With the onset of summer, people feel the “heat” of power cuts more now. Residents see power department officials as the culprits.

Four UP farmers harvest wheat at ‘gunpoint’ 
Faridabad, April 7
Four residents of Makhanpur village of Gautam Budh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh have been booked by district police in connection with illegally harvesting the crop of a farmer of nearby Chhainsa village.
  • Wife murdered
  • Body found
  • Suicide foiled
  • Cheating cases


Noida Authority employee booked for inciting crowd
Noida, April 7
An FIR has been lodged in the Sector 20 police station here against an employee of the Noida Authority for having incited the crowd to pelt stones at the authority officials who had gone to Harola village two days ago to remove encroachments there.

Life in the fast track leads youth to commit crime 
New Delhi, April 7
Three childhood friends who were school drop-outs, with a poor family background, got together so as to make quick bucks, drive fast cars, wear fashionable clothes and impress girls. For this, they started indulging in robbery, auto theft and snatching.


Consumer-friendly camera and quality film that make pictures perfect
odak India Ltd has launched two new products for the Indian market – the KZ 25 camera, a stylish automatic camera at an exceptional price, and a new max film, the world’s best film in its category, which allows average picture taker to get crisp, clear picture in virtually any picture taking conditions.

  • Easy to lug around
  • Fruit-flavoured drink
  • Rotating wardrobe
  • Cotton for summer
  • Sandwich grill
  • Durable joggers

Students come on stage to protect their rights
hen students take on the responsibility of driving home the message of child exploitation, they make sure the adults sit up and take notice. With a little guidance and their own ingenuity, they create a formula for success. This is precisely what the schoolkids presented at the workshop conducted at the British Council last week, organised on the theme of ‘Safeguarding Childhood’.
  • Sashaying tiny tots
  • Story time with Katha
  • Pre-School opened
  • CM lauds students


Major reshuffle of Municipal and Traffic Magistrates 
New Delhi, April 7
In the Delhi’s municipal and traffic courts, as many as 24 Municipal and Traffic Magistrates have been transferred in a major administrative reshuffle. According to an order issued recently by Delhi Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, eight Municipal Magistrates and 16 Traffic Magistrates have been transferred.


Kuldeep Rawat — A rising star on cricket horizon
New Delhi, April 7
You cannot hide one’s talent in a bushel. But in a “power centre” like Delhi, you need more than just cricketing talent to go places. Despite heavy odds, if the son of a humble tailor makes his mark in Delhi’s highly competitive cricket set up, he must be exceptionally talented. 

Health Carnival Run receives good response
New Delhi, April 7
Over 5000 runners took part in the seventh Health Carnival Run organised by the Health Fitness Trust from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital. Mr Amit Burman of Dabur India was one of the participants in the 3km segment.

Former Asian Marathon champion Sunita Godara (with mike) announcing the start of the Health Carnival Run at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

National Stadium beat Madan Lal Academy
New Delhi, April 7
National Stadium Coaching Centre (NSCC) defeated Madan Lal Cricket Academy by eight wickets in the seventh All-India Stanford Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium ground.

TYCA sail into Sood Cricket quarter-final
New Delhi, April 7
Fine all-round performances by Ajit Chandela (3 for 20 and 55) and Kapil Mehta (2 for 42 and 48 n o) helped Trans Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) beat Chand Khanna Cricket Club by six wickets to enter the quarter-final of the 12th All- India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital.


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