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Thrust to NCR: The new mantra
Faridabad, April 19
The sixth summit of the chief secretaries of several northern states was held at Surajkund today. It was organised by the PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry with a view to create a single economic zone and providing thrust to the development of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Gurgaon units to move court on closure
Gurgaon, April 19
Spurred by the interim order of the Punjab and High Court order, the Gurgaon Municipal Council has served closure notices on all industrial units functioning in residential areas, asking them to down shutters in three days.

Jhandewalan Mandir during the Navratra puja in the Capital on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


CNG: Too many cooks spoil the broth
New Delhi, April 19
On August 13, 2001, TERI director-general, R K Pachauri, while addressing a press conference, claimed that air pollution had actually increased in the city. “We believe ultra low sulphur diesel is a far superior option compared to CNG.” Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) scientists contested his theory and added: “TERI should get its measuring instruments properly calibrated by us”.

Two charred to death in Timber Market
New Delhi, April 19
Two persons were charred to death in a devastating fire, which engulfed a large number of shops in the Timber Market in the Welcome Area of North East district early this morning. The bodies have not been identified so far. The fire broke out in a timber shop at about 2.30 a.m. when residents of the area were asleep and it was brought under control at 5.15 A.M.
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8 new trains for NCR commuters 
New Delhi, April 19
In a move to cater to the needs of the passengers living in the vicinity of Delhi, the Indian Railways plans to introduce eight new trains during this fiscal year. The Minister of State for Railways, Mr O. Rajagopal, told the Rajya Sabha that these new trains would cater to the needs of people living within the vicinity of around 500 km from the national Capital.

CM for MCD-govt coordination on schemes
New Delhi, April 19
After the battle, the war. Having wrested the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress is bracing itself up for the next challenge: of delivering on its promises.

Gujarat is an internal matter of BJP: Chautala
Faridabad, April 19
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said the issue of Narender Modi being the Chief Minister of Gujarat, was an internal matter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) did not want to interfere in it.

Sharks eat into Noida land
Noida, April 19
Having made a reputation for its industrial productivity and growth not only in India but also abroad, Noida has yet to find a place in the revenue records of the state. Interestingly, the town has completed 26th year of its setting up. As a result, the records of its villages continue to be with the panchayats of the district, while the area outside the villages is under the jurisdiction of the Noida administration.

Litter-bugs fouling traffic islands in Sonepat
Sonepat, April 19
While the district administration is busy giving a face-lift to the city and has constructed many traffic islands and installed the statues of prominent leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, former Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Netaji Subhash Chander Bose, the shopkeepers of some areas particularly at Subhash Chowk have found these islands as a convenient place for dumping garbage and filth.

Speaking out
One of the foremost international airports in the country, the Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi, resembles more like a fourth class Indian railway station. I had the misfortune of going to the airport to see off my relatives on the night of April 7/8. We arrived at the airport three hours before the scheduled time of departure of their flight.
Better be prepared than sorry: The Delhi Fire Service carry out a mock drill during the Fire Service Week on Friday.
  • Let Gurgaon be Eklavya Town
  • More pollution
  • Assault on squad
  • Review luxury tax
  • Taxing railwaymen

Dr Dhankar new PGIMS PRO 
Rohtak, April 19
Dr D. S. Dhankhar, Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS), has been appointed as Public Relations officer of the Pt B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak.
  • Youth booked
  • Press Club poll
  • Boy sodomised
  • Symposium
  • PCB office
  • Cops hurt


Kin behind Sangam Vihar girl abduction
New Delhi, April 19
With the arrest of a youth Anil Verma, the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out a kidnapping case of a 15-year-old girl from Sangam Vihar in South Delhi. The victim was allegedly kidnapped in March last year by Anil Verma, one of her relative who lived in her fathers house.

Thirty pickpockets nabbed
New Delhi, April 19
The South district police today claimed to have arrested 30 pickpockets belonging to seven gangs, including a desperate ‘Yakub-Chotu Bihari’ gang that committed a series of bus robberies recently in the district.

Bomb hoax at South Block, SC
New Delhi, April 19
The Control Room of the Delhi Police today received a call that attacks would be carried out at the President House, Supreme Court, Rail Bhawan and South Block, housing important ministries including, the Prime Minister’s office. The call turned out to be hoax.


The seedy side of corporate world
Gurgaon, April 19
Gurgaon city, which is cited by many as a growing haven for privatised economy, has also started witnessing the seedy side of such an economy where the big sharks drive their comparatively small-time competitors out of business.


P & S Bank launches Sub-Jr Hockey Academy
New Delhi, April 19
The Punjab and Sind Bank launched the first-ever Sub-Junior Hockey Academy in Jalandhar. The purpose of the academy is to nurture budding talent at the grass-root level to give a new thrust to Indian hockey.

Tony Singh helps Chand Khanna eclipse Kranti Star
New Delhi, April 19
A brilliant all-round performance by Tony Singh helped Chand Khanna trounce Kranti Star by seven wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex.

Jalal spins ACE XI to win in Sood Cricket

New Delhi, April 19
A devastating bowling spell of 4 for 22 off eight overs by right arm off-spinner R S Jalal helped ACE XI, Agra (Uttar Pradesh) beat Collage Group by 35 runs to enter the pre-quarter-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Friday.


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