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MCF’s cheques bounce by dozen
Faridabad, May 4
The financial health of the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, (MCF) is not in the pink. The cheques issued by the civic body are not always honoured. Several cheques worth about Rs 50 lakh reportedly bounced last month.

At 120 mph comes our own Shillong Express
Mark Ingty with Dennis Lillee at the MRF Pace Bowling Academy.New Delhi, May 4
Shillong is no citadel of cricket. Not by a long shot. In North-East India, most youngsters swear by soccer, not cricket. And Meghalaya is no exception. Only Tripura and Assam play Ranji Trophy cricket in North-East.

Mark Ingty with Dennis Lillee at the MRF Pace Bowling Academy.

Mayor in a spot over fake domicile certificate
Faridabad, May 4
The Mayor of Faridabad, Mrs Anita Goswami, seems to be in a spot over a case of a fake domicile certificate, procured by a Delhi resident for setting up a petrol pump in the district.

MCD shells out lakhs to pvt firm for collecting toll tax
New Delhi, May 4
The sole collector of toll tax in the National Capital Territory, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, is doling out lakhs of rupees each month to a private firm merely to secure the toll tax from the vehicles entering the Capital from Noida.




The four members of the gang busted by Jhajjar police.They fudged stamp papers by sleight of hand
Jhajjar, May 4
As if by the sleight of hand, racketeers in Jhajjar were converting Re one stamp papers into that of Rs 100, Rs 500 and Rs 5000. The district police have now busted the racket, which possibly runs into crores.

The four members of the gang busted by Jhajjar police.

School campus or a deadly trap?
New Delhi, May 4
When Swati (name changed) decided to seek shelter from the scorching sun by standing beneath the school building, little did she know that it would leave give her a bad knock on the head, that could have taken a turn for the worse. A class XII student of Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Saraswati Vihar, Swati escaped death by the skin of her teeth as a loose window crashed on top of her from the third floor.

Give details of accident victims: HC
New Delhi, May 4
With road accidents in the Capital increasing day by day, the Delhi High Court has asked the state government to give facts and figures of the number of road accident victims who have been provided first aid in private hospitals across the national capital.Abhishek Bachchan coming out of the court with Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.

Abhishek Bachchan discharged in criminal assault case
New Delhi, May 4
Cine star Abhishek Bachchan, who was involved in a real-life fight with two photojournalists, was today discharged by a Delhi court after the Bollywood star and the complainant reached an out-of-court compromise.

Abhishek Bachchan coming out of the court with Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, after being discharged in an assault case. Abhishek had got into a scuffle with photojournalists on the sets of a film in the Capital last year. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal.


Govt agencies seek RWAs’ help in running services
New Delhi, May 4
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has sought the participation of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in managing community centres. Built at several places in the Capital, the community centres are either lying in a state of disuse, disrepair or in the possession of property developers.

Ghaziabad thirsts for water
Ghaziabad, May 4
Come summer and Ghaziabad is plunged into a crisis of potable water. Though it is an annual phenomenon, the shortage is unprecedented this year.

Lockout: Labour Officer convenes meet on May 9
Sonepat, May 4
The District Labour and Conciliation Officer, Mr D. N. Kaushik, has convened a meeting on May 9 for resolving the labour dispute in the Hindustan Tin Works Limited, Sonepat. According to official sources, Mr Kaushik has summoned the representatives of the employer and the workers union to attend the meeting positively.

The ‘Fort of gods’ offers a blend of history with mythology
eogarh, which means the ‘Fort of gods’, is situated on the bank of the Betwa river at the western end of the Lalitpur range of hills. Deogarh in Uttar Pradesh is of great antiquarian, epigraphic and archaeological importance and has been integral to the history of the Guptas, the Gurjara-Pratiharas, the Gondas, the Muslim rulers of Delhi, the Marathas and the British.

  • Dashavatar Temple
  • Jain Temples
  • Chanderi
  • Barua Sagar
  • Matatila Dam
  • Orchha
  • Talbehat

A scientist’s love affair with God
od first! When the vice-president and chief technology officer of Intel Corporation (USA), Patrick Gelsinger, proclaims that to be a priority in his life, we are bound to sit up and take notice. How could a scientist of his standing, in this technological age, endorse a statement that will erode his credibility among the fashionable intellectuals of this age?

Khurana rules out change in state BJP leadership
New Delhi, May 4
The chief of the BJP Delhi unit, Mr Mange Ram Garg, seems to have got a reprieve with the former Delhi Chief Minister and MP, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, who has been made the party’s in charge of the National Capital Territory, categorically ruling out any immediate change in the state unit leadership.

Couple killed, three hurt in mishap
Sonepat, May 4
A young couple was killed and three others, including two members of the deceased family, were injured in a car-truck collision near Murthal Chowk, about 10 km from here, on G. T. Road on Friday.

Xen remanded in bribery case
Panipat, May 4
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr A. K. Jain, today remanded Brij Narain Sharma, an executive engineer working with the Marketing Board here, to one day’s police remand. Mr Sharma was arrested on Friday by a team of the Haryana State Vigilance while accepting Rs 10,000 from two contractors for passing their bills.

  • Tax target
  • Power bills
  • Mobikes seized
  • Purse snatched
  • Jat meet on May 30



He specialises in snatching chains
Noida, May 4
This is an age of specialisation. Devender Saini, a resident of Maliwara Mohalla, is also a specialist. Only that he specialises in the ‘other’ job of stealing. And he is too good at it like any other specialist, so much so that he had achieved the dubious record of snatching 50 gold chains in one year.

Undertrial who gave cops the slip nabbed
Faridabad, May 4
An undertrial, facing charges of dacoity and currently lodged in a Mathura jail in UP, today escaped from the custody after he was produced in a court here but was nabbed again dramatically.

Huge haul of country liquor

Stolen jeep seized, one held


Insurance co told to pay medical bill
Noida, May 4
The District Consumer Forum has ordered Oriental Insurance Company to pay the medical treatment bills of an insured person. The consumer court, comprising Chairman Kartar Singh and members S. C. Sharma and Ms Vijay Laxmi Sharma, delivered the verdict on a complaint filed by Mr Praveen Trikha, resident of G-22 in Sector 25, Noida.

Okhla councillor gets interim bail
New Delhi, May 4
A Delhi court today granted 10 days’ interim bail to Municipal Corporation of Delhi councillor from Okhla ward Asif Mohammad Khan who is charged with sedition, disturbing public tranquility and defacement of public property.



It’s easy to kick Lady Nicotine now
Dr Deepak TalwarM
etro Heart Institute in Sector 12, Noida, has taken up the herculean task of persuading smokers to quit smoking and drawing their attention to the twin benefits of health and money saving. The initiative has been conceptualised by Dr Deepak Talwar, Chairman, Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases who brings with him the experience of working in a quit smoking centre in a tertiary care medical college hospital in the Middle East.



Late Dr Nishat Mallick and Dr E D Rose with Uma Bharti.Indian sport loses a friend
New Delhi, May 4
The medical fraternity in particular, and India in general, lost a good friend in the tragic death of Dr Nishat Mallick, who was shot dead in Pakistan last week.

Late Dr Nishat Mallick and Dr E D Rose with Uma Bharti.

Niranjan Shah visits Cricket Academy
New Delhi, May 4
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah visited the Zonal Cricket Academy (North Zone) at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Varun spins Madan Lal Academy into semis
New Delhi, May 4
Left-arm spinner Varun Singh produced a devastating spell of three wickets for ten runs and Delhi Under-16 captain Aditya Jain played a fine all round performance (2 for 15 and 38 n o) to help Madan Lal Cricket Academy beat R P Academy by nine wickets and entered the semi-final of the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament.

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