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60-yr-old wife of trader rescued after 18 days in captivity
New Delhi, February 23
In a joint operation conducted by the Delhi Police Crime Branch, Rajasthan Police and intelligence agencies, 60-year-old Sumedha Durlabhji, wife of Rashmikant Durlabhji, a prominent jewellery trader and exporter of Jaipur, was rescued from the clutches of a seven-member gang of abductors in Faridabad this morning.

V.P. Singh for national policy on slums
Faridabad, February 23
Former Prime Minister V P Singh and senior Left Front leaders have come to the rescue of residents of ‘unauthorised’ colonies and jhuggis in the town.

Woman athlete among three held for murder
Noida, February 23
With the arrest of three accused, including a young woman, Usha, who claims to be a national-level shot putter and discus thrower, the Special Operation Group here and the SO, Police Station Surajpur, today claimed to have solved the murder of Manoj Kasna of village Jawali. 

MTNL to pick up tab for deficiency in service
New Delhi, February 23
A Delhi Consumer court has ordered the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited to pay a total of Rs 10,000 in three separate cases for being deficient in service by wrongfully disconnecting telephones and for not repairing the equipment despite repeated complaints.


Man immolates self, clasps lover in fiery embrace
Meerut, February 23
A man set himself ablaze in front of the husband of his paramour. Then, in desperation, he clutched his paramour in a fiery embrace. While the lover, Billu, succumbed to his injuries, the woman, Kanchan, is battling for her life with 60 per cent burns in Sardar Vallabhai Patel Hospital on the medical college campus here.

All new Haryana schools to be named after martyrs
Bhiwani, February 23
Mr Om Prakash Chautala has said that the Haryana Government has decided that all newly established educational institutions shall be named after great men and martyrs so that children can get inspiration from their lives and deeds.

Addnl Sessions Judge suspended
Sonepat, February 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has placed Mr Surinder Kumar, Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, under suspension on the charge of having assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.



‘Truant’ railway staff encourage ticketless travel
Sonepat, February 23
The Sonepat railway station is fast turning into a haven for ticketless passengers, thanks to the failure of the ticket collectors to check passengers properly. According to a report, the Railways has appointed three ticket collectors at this station but none of them turn up at the railway gates when the trains arrive. 

Scheme to help farmers build godowns in Haryana villages
Sonepat, February 23
The central government has drawn up a Rural Foodgrains Godown Scheme for stocking grains in the villages of Haryana. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Balwan Singh while speaking at a seminar organised jointly by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Marketing and Inspection Directorate on the premises of the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner here yesterday.

Bypass in Gohana to link national highways: CM
Sonepat, February 23
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today announced the construction of a bypass in Gohana town. The bypass would link the national and state highways with Rohtak, Bhiwani, Jind, Panipat and also Sonepat district headquarters.

CM trying to impose emergency: Vidrohi
Sonepat, February 23
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has alleged that the Indian National Lok Dal supremo and the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, was following the footsteps of Mrs Indira Gandhi and trying to impose an undeclared emergency in the state by not allowing the opposition to hold rallies in the state.

District officials told to speed up works
Faridabad, February 23
The Financial Commissioner and in charge of the development works of the district, Mr Vivek Mehrotra, has directed the district officials to exhibit efficiency and promptness in their work to speed up various development schemes.

Amjad Ali Khan, sons strum salute to Delhi Police
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan’s sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at a concert
New Delhi, February 23
Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, along with his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, mesmerised the audience with a scintillating performance at a concert here last night marking the Delhi Police Week. The maestro wished “peace and happiness” for all before rendering a traditional and witty ‘Yaman Kalyan’ raag. 

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan’s sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at a concert. — photo by Anil Sharma

Observe Garib Diwas: VP
Faridabad, February 23
Former Prime Minister V P Singh has called upon the people to observe Garib Diwas (poor’s day) on March 27. Addressing a public meeting here today, Mr Singh said that the poor would come out on the roads, especially in the national Capital to express their unity and solidarity and show that they had equal rights in all walks of life, including the use of roads.

Delhi Metro MD gets award
New Delhi, February 23
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director E Sreedharan has been awarded the Public Service Excellence Award by the All India Management Association.

Garden fest: A feast for eyes
A toy solar car at the Garden of Five Senses
New Delhi, February 23
Green stretches of rolling grass, tall graceful trees and colourful flowers in full bloom was the picture at the XVI Garden Tourism Festival 2003 that concluded today at the Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib (south of Saket). The festival organised by DTTDC was a big success as visitors thronged the venue to touch, smell, see, hear and even taste nature.
The XVI Garden Tourism Festival, a three-day bonanza was not only a riot of colours with thousands of flowers on display but also had a grand show of plants, hanging baskets, cacti and succulents, garden equipment and accessories. The show brought together a number of horticulture societies, local bodies, corporate houses, hotels etc.

A toy solar car at the Garden of Five Senses



Maid stabbed, strangulated
New Delhi, February 23
A 20-year-old domestic maid was found murdered with stab wounds and strangulation marks in Patel Nagar this evening. The victim, Santosh Mukhiya, was a caretaker of the house while the owner Chandramohan Malhotra (60) stays in Mumbai with his family.


Wanna have roses in your cheeks? Here’s the skin-food
akme has strengthened its portfolio by introducing five new skincare products. These products have been created for the specific skincare needs in the Indian climate. Sophisticated international skincare technology available with Unilever has been employed to develop these products. 

  • Hand tools

  • Compact communication

  • Latest in beauty

  • Modern herbal unit

  • Oxygen cylinder kit

  • Syrup for chocoholics

  • Premium men’s wear

  • A euphonic treat

  • For cricket buffs

  • DVD technology

  • Digital colour TV

  • New shoe collection

  • Racks galore

  • Double delight

  • For your skin and hair

  • Sulphurless sugar

FII urges steel producers not to hike prices
New Delhi, February 23
Federation of Industries of India has appealed to all steel producers not to increase the prices to save the secondary sector from collapse. At a meeting organised with the senior officials of Steel Authority of India Ltd in Delhi, FII urged them not to increase the prices of HR Coil at least during March-April, 2003.



PIL opposes deputing teachers for poll duty
Notices to Delhi Govt, MCD
New Delhi, February 23
The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the state government and municipal authorities on a Public Interest Litigation against deputing government schoolteachers for official campaigns like election and census duties and pulse polio programme.

Drills echo the joy of being alive
N. S. Gujral laying the foundation stone of the new building of St Mathew’s Public SchoolA
series of drills echoing the theme of ‘Celebration’ and the joy of being alive on the planet were put up by the students of the Loreto Covent as part of their sport day celebrations. 

N. S. Gujral laying the foundation stone of the new building of St Mathew’s Public School.

  • New school building

  • Beastly tunes

  • Principal felicitated

  • skilful strokes

  • Fancy dress

  • Talent meet

  • Annual day

  • Sports day


Never give up when things go wrong
ife is a continuous process and each phase will automatically pave way for the next. This is known to all of us, yet when the going gets tough – its difficult to believe this black period will pass some day. It seems like an extremely stressful situation, one that does not seem to end.



Gillette defeat McCann in Challenger Cup
New Delhi, February 23
Gillette defeated McCann by 46 runs in a Group B match of the ESPN Star Sports Corporate Challenger Cup.

Jindal Steel and Power lift Scindia Gold Cup
New Delhi, February 23
Jindal Steel and Power beat Signature 6-2 to annex
the Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo ground. Signature forged ahead when Bashir Ali struck home a goal in the very first chukker. Capt.

Women exhibit their driving skills
Two participants gearing up for the all-woman rally
New Delhi, February 23
In a show of women power, 200 women in their Maruti cars vyed for honours in a unique rally organised by Maruti Suzuki. Each team was made up of a woman driver and a woman navigator, and the other occupants in the car could be anyone from the participants' side.

Two participants gearing up for the all-woman rally organised by Maruti Suzuki in the Capital on Sunday. — photo by Anil Sharma

Inborn toy with Pelicans in DDCA League
New Delhi, February 23
Inborn Club defeated Pelicans by nine wickets in a DDCA A-I Division League match at the Palam II ground.

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