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It was Saturday night fever
New Delhi, March 1
The night sky erupted into myriad flashes of light and fire-crackers as India thrashed their arch rivals, Pakistan. The cricket buffs were simply on cloud nine, shaking hands, embracing and exchanging high fives with one another. The name of the game was ecstasy.

Cricket buffs hail Sachin as he belts the green brigade for a six Cricket buffs hail Sachin as he belts the green brigade for a six.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Head honchos of Haryana industry lead the way
Gurgaon, March 1
The captains of industry in Haryana have shown the way to their counterparts in other northern states by taking an initiative towards taking care of the environment.



Rally season is on with heavy ‘impounding’ of vehicles
Faridabad, March 1
Misuse of the official machinery and the infrastructure seems to pose no problem for the INLD government. Take for instance, the proposed INLD vikas rally on March 2. The authorities have spared no effort to ensure the success of the Rohtak rally, although the party and the state government deny any misuse of the official apparatus.

Kidnappers killed, Meerut schoolboy freed
Meerut, March 1
The Meerut police killed four kidnappers in an encounter on Saturday morning and rescued the kidnapped child, Abhinav. The incident occurred in fields of Jinjokhar village, 15 km from the district headquarters.

Livid villagers demand arrests in gangrape case
Sonepat, March 1
Livid over the indifferent attitude of the police in not arresting two of the three accused in a case of abduction, rape and murder of a young village girl, hundreds of residents, including women of Tajpur village, staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Superintendent of Police last evening, demanding immediate arrest of the suspects.

Get rid of populist steps: PHDCCI
New Delhi, March 1
The Delhi Budget should do away with populist measures like subsidies and all public utilities must be run on the principle of user paying for them, the PHDCCI today suggested to the state Finance Minister, Mr M. S. Saathi.


Pragmatic, say economists; anti-people, says LJSP
Rohtak, March 1
The Union Budget presented on Friday by the Finance Minister has evoked mixed response. While the internationally distinguished economists have described it as a pragmatic budget, the Lok Jan Shakti Party has termed the budget proposals anti-people.

Budget aims at ‘economic reforms’
New Delhi, March 1
Complimenting the Finance Minister on a “growth-oriented” budget, the president of Garments Exporters Association, Mr H K L Magu said that the budget is aiming at continuing economic reforms and liberalisation.

‘Govt should not discourage savings’
Gurgaon, March 1
Welcoming the budget, a middle class family is of the view that it would give benefits not only to the middle class families, but would also boost the country’s economy.

Food Park to give impetus to exports
Sonepat, March 1
The Food Park at Rai in this district has become the first choice of the central government-owned India Container Corporation to set up its state-of-the -art cold store. The Railway Minister, Nitish Kumar, laid the foundation stone of this project.

Union Minister Vijay Goel and MCD Commissioner Rakesh Mehta inspecting the ongoing beautification drive at Lahori Gate around Chandni Chowk in the Capital on Saturday.
Union Minister Vijay Goel and MCD Commissioner Rakesh Mehta inspecting the ongoing beautification drive at Lahori Gate around Chandni Chowk in the Capital

Nitish inaugurates inland container depot
Rewari, March 1
The Union Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar formally inaugurated the newly built Rs 24 crore railway sidings project of the Inland Container Depot by flagging off a container train here today. He was accompanied by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

Special attention to girl education: Minister
Rewari, March 1
The Haryana Health Minister, Dr M.L. Ranga has asserted that the present state government, under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has been paying special attention to girl education, particularly in rural areas of the state. 

SAD (B) wants more DSGMC seats
New Delhi, March 1
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) general secretary Kuldip Singh Bhogal has demanded that the number of seats in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee should be increased from 46 to 70 in view of more population of the Sikh community in the Capital.

Rs 2.14 crore budget for Gohana MC
Sonepat, March 1
The Municipal Committee, Gohana, passed an annual budget of Rs 2.14 crore for the next financial year with a voice vote on Friday. Nine out of the 17 councillors were present at the meeting of the Municipal Committee. Interestingly, five of the seven women councillors were present in the meeting.

Deve Gowda lambasts Noida Authority
Noida, March 1
The former Prime Minister and JD (Secular) president, Mr H.D. Deve Gowda said the authorities should not just indulge in earning huge profits but engage themselves in developmental works. He was addressing a farmers ‘Maha Panchayat’, organised by the Dehat Morcha at Harola Park here recently.

Mahashivratri celebrated with fervour
New Delhi, March 1
Mahashivratri was today celebrated with traditional fervour with devotees visiting temples in the Capital to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva. Special arrangements were made at the Chhattarpur temple, Shiv temple next to Hanuman Mandir at Connaught Place, Laxmi Narayan temple and Kalkaji temple where a large number of devotees offered prayers.

Devotees offering milk in a temple on the occasion of “Mahashivratri” in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

Devotees offering milk in a temple on the occasion of "Mahashivratri" in the Capital

PNB Inter-Zone Cultural Meet
New Delhi, March 1
The 20th All India PNB Inter-Zone Cultural Meet concluded here with the Chairman and Managing Director, Mr S S Kohli’s address. In his address, Mr Kohli emphasised the need to participate in sports and cultural activities and the need to expose the talents of those within the organisation.

Budget blues, thrift and wisdom
In one of his articles on self-improvement, Swami Sivananda, founder of the Divine Life Society, refers to the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1706—1790), which offers valuable hints for youth on practising various virtues.

Certificate racket busted; two held
New Delhi, March 1
The Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket of fake certificates with the arrest of two suspects. They ran the racket at the behest of their gang leader, who was in Tihar Jail.

  • Call girls caught

  • Body found

2,000 workers jobless
Sonepat, March 1
At least 2,000 workers were rendered jobless, following the closing down of the Haryana Sheet Glass company by the management near Sewli village about 15 km from here on Friday.

  • Liquor vend looted

  • Theft at Subzi Mandi

  • Held under Arms Act

  • Scribe dies

  • Road blocked


Model School celebrates Golden Jubilee
Rohtak, March 1
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman, Model School managing committee, Mr Ashok Yadav, announced an advance increment for the teachers on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the school. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Yadav said the school administration was ready to provide every possible facility to the teachers to improve the teaching standard in this premier institute of the region.


HC notice to Delhi govt on nurses’ selection
New Delhi, March 1
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Delhi Government and Medical Superintendent of Dr B S Ambedkar Hospital on a petition by para-medicos challenging the nurses’ selection process.



Don’t take your eyes off these tips
Students who bury their heads in textbooks and notes before examination ought to spare a thought for eye care as well. In a message to students appearing in annual and Board examinations, specialists at Bausch & Lomb have said that ignoring eye care at the initial stage leads to further eye damage.
  • Apollo neuroscience centre in Delhi

  • Medicinal food

Garlic is known to lower the cholesterol level.

Garlic is known to lower the cholesterol level

Chautala promises modern sports infrastructure
New Delhi, March 1
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today stressed the need to tap young sports talent at the grass-root level to achieve excellence in international competitions. He said this while inaugurating the second Haryana Rural Games at the Rau Tula Ram Stadium at Rewari.

Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik presenting a cash award
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik presenting a cash award of Rs 12,500 and a plaque to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Deputy Manager and in-charge of the cricket team Sunil Khanna in the presence of Indian Oil Corporation chairman R Ramachandran.

Skating rink for Hauz Khas
New Delhi, March 1
President of All India Sports Council and Member of Parliament from South Delhi Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Saturday laid the foundation stone of a skating rink in District Park, Hauz Khas.

RVC-KIDC lift polo crown
New Delhi, March 1
RVC-KIDC beat ASC 6-5 to lift the Additional DG RVS Cup (two-goal) Polo Cup at the Army Equestrian Centre polo ground.
In an exciting title clash, Vikram Sodhi opened the account for ASC but Abhimanyu Pathak pulled off the equaliser for RVC-KIDC. Capt S. K. Yadav, however, regained the lead for ASC by the end of the first chukker (2-1).

Seema races to 5000m gold
New Delhi, March 1
Seema of Sonipat clocked 19:12.44 minutes to lift the 5000m gold on the opening day of the second Haryana State Rural Games, which began at the Rao Tula Ram Stadium in Rewari on Saturday.

Chowrasia wins Pro Golf title
New Delhi, March 1
Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia, after playing near flawless golf all day, made a fine charge in his final two holes with a birdie-birdie finish pole-vaulting him to a memorable win at the Rs 8 lakh prize money Pro Golf Tournament played at Gurgaon.

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