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Schools get Huda stick on fee rules
Faridabad, April 16
Notices have been issued to a large number of public schools by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for violating the norms on admission, fee structure and upgradation. 

NCR meet to mull over common economic market
Faridabad, April 16
The chief secretaries of the northern states will discuss the strategies to accelerate the economic development of the region at a submit meeting to be held at the Surajkund resort here on April 19. 

Operators seek relief from court
New Delhi, April 16
The diesel bus operators today moved the Supreme Court, seeking relief in the apex court’s earlier order directing complete phase out of diesel buses and imposition of hefty penalty on violators.

A long queue of buses
A long queue of buses outside the Majnu ka Tila Indraprastha gas station in the Capital on Tuesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhiites gasping for breath again
New Delhi, April 16
The air pollution level in the Capital has spiralled again with nearly 5000 diesel buses back on the road, after paying Rs 500 fine for plying each day. Pollution levels in Delhi had dropped dramatically after nearly 6,000 diesel-powered buses went off the road, following a Supreme Court order on April 5 asking them to stop plying or face a penalty of Rs.500 per day and double the amount after a month.

EMU services extended by week to tide over bus crisis
New Delhi, April 16
The Northern Railway today decided to extend by one week the running of four additional services of EMU trains on the ring railway in view of the transport crisis in the Capital with part of the diesel fleet of buses going off the roads.

A subedar soldiers on despite heavy civilian odds
Narhera (Patadui), April 16
Subedar Major (rtd) Ram Pal Singh Chauhan, who stuck to his guns on several controversial issues during his service period, had hoped to live a peaceful civilian life. He had a deep desire to help the needy in the idyllic environs back in his village here. But, sometimes the well-thought-out plans go awry.


DDCA illegally used Traffic Police logo for car parking 
New Delhi, April 16
The Delhi District Cricket Association had issued parking passes for car using the Delhi Traffic Police logo without the specific written permission from the Delhi Traffic Police, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Sports, Mr P. Radhakrishnan, said when the matter came to the notice of the Delhi Traffic Police, a protest letter was written to the DDCA.

Common man at the receiving end 
Panipat, April 16
Normal life was thrown out of gear today in the region on account of the one-day nation-wide strike by various employees’ unions against the privatisation and “anti-employees” policies of the central and state governments. The common man visiting banks for urgent transactions and government offices for getting works done was at the receiving end.

Vidrohi asks BJP to prove secular credentials
Sonepat, April 16
The president of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, today asked the BJP not to fool the people of the country any longer on the issue of the removal of Mr Narender Modi from the chief ministership of Gujarat.

Haryana Roadways nets  Rs 108 crore profit
Sonepat, April 16
The tentative profit earned by the Haryana Roadways before tax during 2001-2002 was approximately Rs 108.53 crore against Rs 65.80 crore in 2000-2001 and Rs 26.14 crore in 1999-2000, thereby registering 400 per cent growth since 1999.

Acquittal of ‘terrorists’ puts question mark over cops’ security
New Delhi, April 16
The recent acquittal of three persons, who were arrested on charges of being activists of the Babbar Khalsa, has put the top brass of the Delhi Police in a quandary as to whether to continue with the security provided to five officers of the Special Cell who had investigated the case or to withdraw in the wake of the acquittal of the suspects.

Kuldip Singh SiagCRIME BUSTERS
Risking his life to nab criminals
Gurgaon, April 16
The President, Mr K. R. Narayanan, will award the Police Medal for Gallantry to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Gurgaon, Mr Kuldip Singh Siag. Mr Siag is the only officer this year from Haryana who would be honoured for gallantry by the President.

Haute couture for that prince charming look
his one takes its cue from the famous Mark Twain quote, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” So out came the carpet show, a concept in vogue, where the hunks of the Indian fashion orb dazzled the audience or should we say the patrons of couture.

  • A Summery ensemble
  • Beauty and Fashion Fiesta
  • For fashion-savvy women

Young and aspiring, the world is their oyster
They are new kids in the glitzy globe of films. A 21-year-old former Miss Mumbai Rinku Ghosh and Vikramaditya of the same age. They will be seen in their debut film, ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’, produced by T. P Aggarwal and directed by Osho Raja. In the film made on sponsored cross-border terrorism, Rinku Ghosh plays Sapna, a teenage schoolgirl. 
Lovey-dovey Vikramaditya and Rinku Ghosh.
Lovey-dovey Vikramaditya and Rinku Ghosh.

Jhajjar bandh evokes mixed response
Jhajjar, April 16
The bandh call given by the Vyapar Mandal in protest against the increasing incidents of theft and burglary evoked a mixed response today as only 60 per cent of the shops in the main bazaar and other markets remained closed in the town.

Government offers land for Family Courts 
New Delhi, April 16
The Delhi Government has offered land in different parts of the Capital complying with the Supreme Court order to allot land to the Delhi High Court for setting up Family Courts in the National Capital Territory, a release said here today.

54 complaints settled by Women Commission 
Rohtak, April 16
As many as 54 complaints put forward by the women of various villages were settled on the spot at a meeting chaired by the Haryana Women Commission Chairperson, Ms Sheela here on Tuesday.
  • Body found
  • Tata Sumo stolen
  • Procurement
  • Annual function
  • Shopkeepers shot
  • Rice mill gutted
  • Crushed to death
  • Train delayed
  • Arrest of cops sought
  • ‘Fake’ IAS officer in judicial custody
  • Power situation grim


Cash award on Seelampur murderer’s head
New Delhi, April 16
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Ajai Raj Sharma, has announced a cash award of Rs 25,000 to anyone providing valuable information regarding two accused who were behind the murder of a family in Seelampur area. The accused persons, Mohammad Furkan, a resident of Daulatpur, Muzzaffar Nagar and Shah Nazar, a resident of Sikandar Pur, Muzzaffar Nagar, last month had murdered Hasan Ali, his wife, Rafat Jhan and their son, Shahbaz.


Export credit risk corpn goes online 
Panipat, April 16
In a bid to provide more fa cilities to the exporters and easy access to its services, the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) of India Limited has decided to go online, Mr P. M. A. Hakeem, chairman and managing director (CMD) of the corporation, said here today.


MCD, Delhi Police fined for lapse
Construction within Sainik Farms 
New Delhi, April 16
The Delhi High Court today imposed a fine on the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Delhi Police as it was not satisfied with their replies on how a building had come up inside Sainik Farms despite a specific order banning construction activity there.


Salim Ansari gets Player of the Year Award
New Delhi, April 16
Salim Ansari, the goalkeeper of Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division League champions Hindustan Club, was presented the ‘Player of the Year Award’ at a function held in the Capital. Salim Ansari, whose brilliant goalkeeping was one of the factors responsible for Allwyn-sponsored Hindustan Club’s maiden DSA League title victory, was presented a Kelvinator refrigerator by executive vice-president (marketing) of Electrolux Kelvinators Anand Bhardwaj.
DSA League champions Hindustan Club goalkeeper Salim Ansari receiving the award from Mr Anand Bhardwaj
The best on the park: DSA League champions Hindustan Club goalkeeper Salim Ansari receiving the award from Mr Anand Bhardwaj of Electrolux Kelvinators.

School Sports Quiz back on ESPN
New Delhi, April 16
After a successful run last year, the ESPN School Quiz is back for the second time. The show will be aired on weekdays from Monday to Friday at 5.30 pm and repeated at 11.30 p m.

Sachin Khurana hits double century for Gemini
New Delhi, April 16
Sachin Khurana scored a smashing double century and Kshitij Rohtagi hit a century as Gemini smothered Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) by 209 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at Kotla II ground in the Capital.


Rs 251 cr collected in taxes
Ghaziabad, April 16
The income tax department has collected a revenue of Rs 251 crore against a target of Rs 241 crore this year. The revenue represents collections from both the corporate and the non-corporate sectors.


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