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Report leak: Bandhu in soup
New Delhi, April 20
The Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Mr Jagdish Mukhi, today accused the Delhi Industry Minister, Mr Deep Chand Bandhu, of having committed a breach of privileges of the House by disclosing the contents of the report of the committee chaired by him, which was set up to look into the recommendations of the re-organisation of the MCD, to a cable network.

An ‘eye-witness’ surfaces in Natasha case,
cops sceptical
Natasha Singh
New Delhi, April 20
Just when the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police was about to close the sensational case of Natasha Singh, the estranged daughter-in-law of the Congress leader K. Natwar Singh, a woman claiming to be an eye-witness has surfaced, causing considerable consternation among the top brass. 

Diesel buses to ply after deadline?
New Delhi, April 20
The Delhi Government today stated that it has decided to allow 2500 diesel buses, due to be phased out from Monday, to ply on the basis of special permits. However, they would have to pay the fine imposed by the Supreme Court. 

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai during a product launch at a Press conference in the Capital on Saturday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Former BJP councillor shot at
New Delhi, April 20
Mr Madan Lal Valmiki (45), a former BJP councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), sustained bullet injuries today morning when three unidentified assailants fired at him with a country-made weapon in the Shakurpur area of West district.

Is it curtains for Sonepat units?
Sonepat, April 20
The appalling civic conditions and poor infrastructure in Sonepat are not only retarding the district’s industrial growth but also spoiling the image of Indian industry abroad. According to a report, this has resulted in the closure of 20 to 30 per cent of the units in the city. If remedial steps were not taken, it would be curtains for more units, many industrialists said.

Rs 30 lakh fine for power theft
Faridabad, April 20
A secret door in an almirah leading to an underground cabin containing a transformer! The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) officials stumbled over one such hidden chamber at an ice factory in the old Faridabad zone.


Trader-buyer nexus robs farmers of MSP
Sonepat, April 20
While the mandis in the city and elsewhere in the district are choked with wheat arrivals, a nexus between traders and buyers has reportedly become active cornering a huge profit which otherwise must have gone to the farmers. 

Three cops hurt in clash over harvesting
Panipat, April 20
Bloody clashes over the harvesting of wheat crop on the “disputed land” on the Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border have begun. In the first clash of the season, three police personnel, who went to a disputed land between Mirzapur village in Panipat district and Sapat village of Muzaffarnagar district in UP on Friday to help the officials in harvesting the crop, were hurt.

Jhajjar experiment in empowering people a success
Jhajjar, April 20
How to tackle the problem of absenteeism among the government employees and their lack of interest in discharging their duties? Make them accountable to the public they are supposed to serve. 

What is wrong with our government offices?
uring the recent month-long strike by the state government employees and teachers in Kerala, Chief Minister A. K. Antony remarked that the people would not miss much if the government offices remained closed for a month or longer.

Salvage your soul after a holy dip in Hardwar
With the beginning of the Hindu New Year, it is one of the best times to visit the holy spot, Hardwar, which is the sacred source of the most pious rivers, the Ganga and Yamuna. According to the legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to Sage Kapila’s curse.

Devotees taking a holy dip in the Ganga during the Kumbh Mela.

  • Har ki Pauri
  • Sapt Sarovar
  • Mansa Devi temple
  • Chandi Devi temple
  • Maya Devi temple
  • Daksha temple
  • Aarti
  • Ardh Kumbh & Kumbh mela
  • Kavand mela

Power generation fails to meet target
Faridabad, April 20
The actual addition of power generation during the ninth plan had been a mere 48 per cent of the target. This was stated in a report submitted by the PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), after a snapshot survey of the power sector.

3 held for forging licences 
Faridabad, April 20
The police have arrested three persons on charges of preparing ‘fake’ driving licences. A large number of prepared licences, stamps, ration card copies, learner licences and other related documents have been recovered from their possession.
  • Liquor seized 
  • Cemit-2002
  • Old man killed 
  • Truck looted

Students recover from food poisoning 
Rewari, April 20
All the 46 students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Naichana (about 15 km from here), who were taken ill after eating lunch on Thursday, have recovered, according to official information.


Electronic goods worth Rs 2.5 lakh seized 
New Delhi, April 20
The South district police today claimed to have recovered electronic goods worth Rs 2.5 lakh with the arrest of an alleged inter-state gangster, Zakir Hussain, a resident of Faridabad.


Need to reform education system stressed
New Delhi, April 20
The mundane and restricting confines of the existing examination set up and the equally arbitrary evaluation process, has always been a student’s nightmare. Of late, the criticism of this existing system has graduated from a typical student pastime, to a more thought provoking issue.


Noida Authority told to remove illegal structures
Noida, April 20
The District Consumer Forum has ordered the Noida Authority to remove all illegal constructions and encroachments in Sector 37 here within two months. The forum has also ordered the Greater Noida Authority to pay damages and compensation to allottees in two cases till their land is properly developed and handed over to them.


Managing cancer by conquering it
ancer Mystiques 2002, one of the biggest and most comprehensive cancer awareness events, began at Banarsi Das Chandiwala Estate in Kalkaji. The theme of the two-day event is ‘the best way to manage cancer is to conquer it’.
  • Washing hands to stay healthy
  • Ayurvedic drug showroom
  • Medicinal plants
  • Heart camp


NSCC lift Stanford cricket title
New Delhi, April 20
A fine all-round performance by Ajit Ranjan (44 and 3 for 35) was the high point of National Stadium Coaching Centre’s 59-run victory against Sonnet Club in the title clash of the seventh Maharaja Agarsen Stanford Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin ground. 
The National Stadium Coaching Centre team, which won the Maharaja Agarsen Stanford cricket title, with coach Ramesh Chopra.
The National Stadium Coaching Centre team

Journalists lift Jag Pravesh Trophy
New Delhi, April 20
Journalists’ XI beat Delhi Assembly by 53 runs to lift the Jag Pravesh Chandra Memorial Cricket Trophy in a limited-over match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital. The Delhi Assembly XI scored 109 runs, while the Journalists scored 162 runs. The Journalists’ XI team was led by Umesh Lakhanpal while DPCC president Subhash Chopra led the Assembly XI. Journalists XI won the toss and opted to bat. Rameshwar Dayal of Dainik Bhaskar was declared the man of the match for emerging the top-scorer.
Power and Transport Minister of Delhi, Ajay Maken, and Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Delhi, Haroon Yusuf, waiting for their batting turn during the Jag Pravesh Chandra Memorial Cricket Trophy at the Ferozshah Kotla Ground in the Capital on Saturday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Power and Transport Minister of Delhi, Ajay Maken, and Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Delhi, Haroon Yusuf

Ten Sports bags  telecast rights of FIFA World Cup
New Delhi, April 20
Soccer fans in India can breath a sigh of relief as they will be able to catch all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup, to\ be jointly hosted by Korea and Japan, exclusively on the newly-launched sports channel Ten Sports.

Subhania beat CWC in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 20
Subhania Club beat Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) by 30 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Jamia Milia ground on Friday.


Brick kiln owner in eye of storm 
Noida, April 20
The Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, (City) has ordered the cancellation of arms licences of a brick kiln owner and his son, who had opened fire on workers protesting against the attempted rape of one of the workers wife.


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