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Land sharks turn Gurgaon into a multiplex
Gurgaon, April 30
The Municipal Council here has failed in its prime duty to check the growth of unauthorised multi-storeyed commercial plazas and complexes within its areas of jurisdiction.

Gurgaon: Past perfect, present not so
Prominent residents recount their experience
Gurgaon, April 30
Gurgaon was God’s own country, at least many of the residents thought so when they first planned to settle here. Open space, pollution-free environment, easy access to the domestic and international airports and relatively crime-free environs were some of the factors which attracted many a prominent personality of the country to make Gurgaon their abode for good.

Parallel water supply network in Faridabad
Faridabad, April 30
A parallel private water supply network has surfaced in some of the unauthorised residential colonies here to fill up the vacuum caused by the non-supply of potable water by the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF).


Dead-end jobs and an apology for a salary
New Delhi, April 30
The guardians of law themselves are not able to guard their professional prospects. This, despite the fact that the Centre has formulated an assured career promotion scheme. Thousands of Delhi Police personnel are awaiting promotions for ages. They are waiting for Godot, as it were.

RAF to man Panipat as residents block traffic
Panipat, April 30
Even as irate residents blocked the traffic on the GT Road today in protest against the killing of three persons by the armed assailants here on Monday, the Rapid Action Force (RAF) is being deployed in the district to instil a sense of security among the people.

This village goes without a phone
Faridabad, April 30
In the age of telecom revolution, there are several places in the country where telephones are still a distant dream. What brings the case of Sikanderpur village in the district into focus is its proximity to the national Capital. 


Schools told to delete history chapters
New Delhi, April 30
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed its affiliated schools to delete certain portions from the history texts, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Ms Rita Verma, informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today. She added the orders had been issued on the recommendation of the NCERT.

Delhi slums, a virtual tinderbox in summer: DFS chief 
New Delhi, April 30
The increasing number of hutments covered with tarpaulin in slum clusters, congested residential areas and loose electric wires have made the national Capital a virtual tinderbox. The Capital records more fires, especially slum fires, than any other major cities in the country. 

A file picture of the devastation caused by one of the slum fires in the Capital.

MTV VJs Nikhil Chinappa and Mini Mathur at a VJ hunt event in the Capital.

DPCC calls for rollback of CNG price
New Delhi, April 30
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today demanded the immediate rollback of the increased CNG prices. “The unwarranted hike in the prices of the CNG was an insult to the people of Delhi, to which the Delhi Congress will not tolerate as a mute spectator.

Sonepat commuters grin and bear it every day
Sonepat, April 30
The rising number of passengers, sale of more tickets than the seats available in the bogies and shortage of coaches are some of the reasons of overcrowding not only in the suburban trains but almost all the long-distance express, mail and superfast trains running on the DUK section of the Northern Railway.

CPM flays govt for rising crime graph
Rohtak, April 30
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed grave concern over the worsening law and order situation in the state. The state secretary of the party, Mr Inderjit Singh, today made a scathing attack on the state government and the law enforcing agencies for the “alarming spurt” in the crime graph during the recent months.

DVB claims to be in the pink to face summer
New Delhi, April 30
Is the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) resorting to statistical jugglery to project an improvement on the power front or is the situation indeed looking up? First, the DVB’s claims. Launching itself into a PR exercise, the power utility claims to have tied up with “donor” states ahead of the peak summer demand that is anticipated to range between 3,100 mw and 3,200 mw.

Thousands of wheat bags gutted at Bawal
Rewari, April 30
Thousands of bags of wheat were burnt in a fire that broke out in the New Grain Market in Bawal, about 15 km from here, this morning. Hafed had purchased about 75,000 bags of wheat from the market at Bawal during the past two weeks. Thousands of these bags, which had been kept in different stacks, had been waiting for being lifted.

Right accessories important for that stunning look
ressing up has never been complete without adding the right accessories. A trinket here, a scarf there and you are comparable to the masterpiece that adorns your wall. Though accessories have become de rigueur in the fashion arena of late, the concept was fairly alien to the Indian markets. 

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Separate canal for Faridabad demanded
Faridabad, April 30
The demand for the construction of a separate canal for Faridabad district has surfaced once again. The ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA, Mr Bhagwan Sahai Rawat, representing the Hathin assembly segment, is among the persons who have favoured such a demand.

Licences of 5 arhtiyas cancelled
Rohtak, April 30
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anil Malik cancelled the licences of five ‘arhtiyas’ of a grain market at Kiloi, on the charge of committing various irregularities in the procurement of wheat.
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Four special EMU trains to run till May 7
New Delhi, April 30
Northern Railway has extended by one week the four additional services of EMU trains (PP-1, PP-2, PP-3 and PP-4) on Ring Railway between Patel Nagar and Pragati Maidan via Safdarjung.


Former DPYCC leader shot dead 
New Delhi, April 30
Former vice-president of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress Committee Parvinder Kumar Arora (42), who owns a restaurant at Gujranwala Town near Model Town, was reportedly shot dead by two car-borne youths in front of his restaurant on Monday evening. The victim was rushed to BG Hospital in Sultanpuri by one of his friends, Prithivi Singh, an Inspector in Crime Branch of the Delhi Police, where he was declared brought dead. The incident occurred at 11.40 pm when the victim came out of the restaurant (Gola and North Restaurant), the police said.
A man pointing out the spot where Parvinder Arora was shot dead at Model Town in the Capital. —Tribune Photo
A man pointing out the spot where Parvinder Arora was shot dead at Model Town


Units owe Rs 7.48 crore to MCF
Faridabad, April 30
Poor infrastructure and pathetic civic conditions in the majority of the industrial areas here seem to have a direct link with the taxes owed by the industrial units towards the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF).


Programme on export management at IMSAR
Rohtak, April 30
The Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSAR) of Maharshi Dayanand University will launch a five-day ‘management development programme on export management and international business’ from tomorrow in collaboration with the Small Industries Services Institute. 

Students come out on streets against Gujarat riots
New Delhi, April 30
More than 500 school students of the Capital today came out on the streets in a rally under the aegis of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) against the ongoing riots in Gujarat urging all persons concerned to create a violence-free society for children.


Six get life term for murder
Faridabad, April 30
A fast-track court here has sentenced six persons, including a couple, to life imprisonment for murdering a person in 1989. Amar Singh, a resident of Kabulpur village in the district, was murdered on October 17, 1989 by the accused, as they had a dispute over the ownership of a piece of land.


Talent and hard work showbiz success mantras: Raza Murad
Noida, April 30
The well-known character actor Raza Murad said that the three corner-3 stones of any professional work are the talent, hard work and the fate. “It is only the fittest who can survive in the highly competitive film & television industries, but perseverance, of course, does pay rich dividends.”


Indian Airlines annex Om Nath Sood Cricket title
New Delhi, April 30
Devastating bowling displays by medium-pacers, India discard Doda Ganesh (3 for 22) and Jammu and Kashmir bowler Abdul Qayoom (3 for 22), guided Indian Airlines to a facile seven-wicket victory against Lal Bahadur Shastri Club and annex the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground.
Mayank Sood being presented the Most Promising Player award after the final of the All-India Om Nath Sood Cricket Tournament
BUDDING CRICKETER: Mayank Sood being presented the Most Promising Player award after the final of the All-India Om Nath Sood Cricket Tournament in the Capital.

Rajan hits ton, Shastri tie with Inborn
New Delhi, April 30
Rajan Gupta scored a scintillating unbeaten 120 as Lal Bahadur Shastri Club tied with Inborn Cricketers in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Palam I ground.

Ashish Sharma slams century as TYCA lift title
New Delhi, April 30
A rapidfire century knock of 102 by Ashish Sharma helped Trans-Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) beat A R Gymkhana by 36 runs to lift the 25th All-India Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Cricket Tournament. Batting first, TYCA amassed 279 for 8 in 35 overs, thanks to the brilliant century of Ashish Sharma, and handsome contributions by Maninder Singh (48) and Kapil Mehta (29).
M S Bitta giving away the Jawaharlal Nehru Cricket Tournament trophy to Trans-Yamuna Cricket Association captain Ashish Sharma.
M S Bitta giving away the Jawaharlal Nehru Cricket Tournament trophy to Trans-Yamuna Cricket Association captain Ashish Sharma.

New Holland win Corporate Cup
New Delhi, April 30
Adil cracked an unbeaten, stroke-filled 79 to star in New Holland’s crushing eight-wicket victory against Fox Mandal XI in the final of the Corporate Cup Cricket Tournament, played at the Jamia Milia University ground.

Tirath Ram Badminton
New Delhi
The 13th Pt. Tirath Ram Memorial Badminton Tournament will be held under the aegis of the Delhi Badminton Association from May 12 to 16 at the New Era Public School, Maya Puri.


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