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Pulling the wool over the eyes of consumers; it’s a fake world!
Faridabad, March 2
If petrol pumps cheat you ‘drop by drop’ by giving less quantity of fuel, there are some persons who pull a fast one on you by providing spurious petrol. With the arrest of a person in Adarsh Nagar area of Ballabgarh town here recently, the police have claimed to unearth a unit manufacturing spurious petrol and supplying it to the consumers at a lower price.

HC extends stay on air-gun sale order
New Delhi, March 2
The Delhi High Court has extended the interim stay imposed on its own judgement on air-gun sale till further orders. The court said that the applications seeking the revision of the court’s earlier order needed to be heard. The court had quashed a 40-year-old government notification exempting air-guns from being sold without licence.



They doctor documents to divert land
Noida, March 2
Some members of Residents Welfare and Cultural Society (RW and CS) Sector-26 are alleged to have hijacked the RWA to set up a separate institute, Club-26.

CRY Cadence Corporate game for a cause! Howzzat?
New Delhi, March 2
While the nation seems caught in the World Cup frenzy that started almost a month ago, there was another exciting, perhaps, a more meaningful series for the sake of thousands of the underprivileged children of society.

IN FULL CRY: DPS Society president Salman Khurshid and socialite Nafisa Ali.
IN FULL CRY: DPS Society president Salman Khurshid and socialite Nafisa Ali.

RI for two ultras carrying arms for Babbar Khalsa
New Delhi, March 2
A local court awarded 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment to two persons, who were apprehended near the city carrying a consignment of arms and ammunition for Babbar Khalsa in 2000.


HVP to remove statues of Devi Lal
Faridabad, March 2
The former chief minister and the Haryana Vikas Party Supremo, Mr Bansi Lal, has said that the statues of Ch. Devi Lal installed by the Chautala government in the past three years would be removed when his party is voted back to power.


Bureaucrats on their toes thanks to Maya; villagers a happy lot
Meerut, March 2
Political parties may not be happy with the smooth running of the Mayawati government in the state. Politicians may have different views over the government for their own vested interests. But the Chief Minister, Ms Mayawati, has nothing to worry about as the common men, specially in the villages, seem to be happy with the functioning of her government. Each and every official from the administration can be found rushing towards villages right from the patwari (juniormost revenue official) to the Commissioner to give some respite.

SWEET OM: A cultural programme on the occasion of Mahashivratri in the Capital
SWEET OM: A cultural programme on the occasion of Mahashivratri in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo Anil Sharma

Council asked to shift dairies
Sonepat, March 2
The Haryana Government has directed the Sonepat Municipal Council to immediately shift the milk dairies out of the city and improve the sanitary and sewerage system. According to official sources, it has also released a sum of Rs 1.26 crore to the Sonepat Municipal Council for this purpose. On receiving the instructions from the state government, the Sonepat Municipal Council has identified 10 acres of panchayat land at Dewru village and 18 acres of panchayat land at Harsana Kalan village, which are situated on the outskirts of the city.

New scheme for cooperative bus services
Sonepat, March 2
The government is contemplating the introduction of the third scheme to encourage public participation in transport services by introducing cooperative bus services. The scheme is in the finalisation stage and the required information about the routes and financial implications have already been compiled and processed.

Official apathy allows diversion of food commodities from fair price shops
Sonepat, March 2
The non-supply of rationed commodities, particularly levy sugar, kerosene, wheat and flour, to a large number of families living below the poverty line by certain depot holders has caused widespread resentment among people holding different categories of ration cards in this city and elsewhere in the district.

Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana speaking at a function organised by the Kendriya Arya Yuvak Parishad in the Capital
Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana speaking at a function organised by the Kendriya Arya Yuvak Parishad in the Capital on Sunday.

SGPC role condemned
New Delhi, March 2
A meeting of the Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee was held in South Delhi yesterday. The Sikh panel strongly condemned the incidents which happened in Golden Temple Complex recently.

Farmers, traders critical of Budget
Noida, March 2
Even as the budget presented by the Union Finance Minister has been welcomed by middle and salaried class people, it has been criticised for increasing the cost of fertilisers and diesels by the farming community and ‘Dehat Morcha’ in Noida.

Anti-people Budget: HPCC
Sonepat, March 2
Leaders of various Opposition parties dubbed the Union Budget as anti-people and anti-farmer and said that it would increase inflation and harm the cause of the poor people. Mrs Sumitra Chauhan and Mr Azad Singh Nehra, general-secretary and secretary respectively of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee said that the Budget had failed to address the crisis in the agriculture and allied sectors.


Minor allegedly raped; culprit at large
Sonepat, March 2
Quite a stir was caused when a two and a half years old girl was allegedly raped by a man in a deserted place at Qumashpur village about 13 km from here last evening. According to a report, the girl was rushed to the local civil hospital by her parents from where she was referred to the PGI Rohtak. The police have registered a case against one Mohinder (35) of the village in this connection and launched a hunt for him.

Liquor being smuggled to Delhi seized
New Delhi, March 2
A large quantity of liquor which was being smuggled to Delhi was seized by the South-West district police. Two persons were arrested in this connection. The police received secret information that certain persons were involved in the smuggling of liquor to Delhi, particularly from Lajwanti Chowk, and it would reach Sagarpur through Pankha Road.

  • Pedestrian killed

  • Body found


In true Holi spirit, catch hold of a ‘pitchkari’ with 
yummy chow to boot

Top Ramen instant noodles have launched a colourful special offer for the North and East markets to celebrate the Holi spirit. With every purchase of a 400-gram Top Ramen Masala ‘Smoodles’ pack, the company is giving away one ‘pitchkari’ (water gun) absolutely free.

  • Trendy footwear
  • Memory module
  • Chilli Chatka
  • Long-lasting lights
  • Leather accessories
  • Gym wear
  • For clean vessels
  • Blades for barbers
  • Unisex cologne
  • Rice for masses
  • Luxurious bath
  • Beauty aids
  • Book on diaspora
  • Exquisite fabric

Class XII students bid goodbye with elan and panache
UST when exams have hogged all the attention, we were politely reminded that much before the nerve-wrecking exams, the entire Class XII has something to look forward to. After 15 years of what appears a never-ending saga of school years, comes the time when farewell stares you right in the face. Farewell party for Class XII is the highlight of the school calendar.

Tiny-tots sashaying down the ramp at ABC Nursery School
Tiny-tots sashaying down the ramp at ABC Nursery School.
  • Synergy 2003

  • Annual Day

  • Graduation ceremony

  • School carnival

  • Knowledge excursion

Always look for options
EAR children, I am glad to have this opportunity to return to you some of the strength that I draw from your generation. Four years ago, an intelligent Class XII science student was preparing for IIT examination. He often spent a lot of time in flying all sorts of planes on flight simulator and this was a constant matter of fights between him and his mother. Mother accused him of wasting hard-earned money as well as his talent. And the son accused her of not letting him live his life in his own way.


Wrestler murder case: Court refuses bail to accused
New Delhi, March 2
A local court has refused bail to one of the accused charged with the murder of a 23-year-old international-level wrestler in September 2002. Additional Sessions Judge B. B. Choudhari turned down the bail plea of Ram Niwas, one of the six persons of a family accused of killing Joginder on September 16 last year due to his growing proximity with a girl of the Brahmin family. All accused are presently in custody.


People from different walks of life celebrate India’s victory against Pakistan at the World Cup
People from different walks of life celebrate India’s victory against Pakistan at the World Cup. — Photo Anil Sharma. 

Jyoti, Arjun tune up for big challenge ahead
New Delhi, March 2
India’s star international duo of Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal back in Delhi for a breather after a hectic five-week international outing, are busy tuning up their games for a series of important events in March.

BPCL to meet IOC in hockey final
New Delhi, March 2
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. will take on Indian Oil Corporation in the final of the Inter-Unit Petroleum Hockey Tournament at the Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium in the Capital on Monday at 2 pm.

Sanjeev, Kirpal excel for External Affairs
New Delhi, March 2
Debonair batting by Sanjeev (94, 16x4, 85b) and Kirpal Singh (85 n o, 5x6, 9x4, 56b) helped Ministry of External Affairs XI beat Doordarshan Club by 54 runs in a league match of the second Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium.

  • Roshanara Cup Cricket


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