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And now, Section 144 to deal with organised copying
Faridabad, March 6
Conducting the annual examinations of the Board of School Education, Haryana, in a fair manner seems to have become a challenge for the education department and the local authorities.

High Court nod to MCD on awarding toll tax contract
New Delhi, March 6
The Delhi High Court today vacated the stay on the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) awarding contract for the collection of toll tax to private bidders for which the corporation has fixed a minimum limit of Rs 65 crore.

A neck-and-neck race for the top honours
A neck-and-neck race for the top honours in the Bombay Dyeing derby.





EARLIER STORIES
 

CRACKDOWN
Remove places of worship from Yamuna bed: HC
New Delhi, March 6
The Delhi High Court has ordered the Centre and the city authorities to remove all unauthorised structures, including hutments and places of worship, from the Yamuna riverbed as well as from its embankments within two months. It ordered that the river and its surroundings be kept free from pollution and environmental degradation.

Art buffs at an exhibition, Impressions of India, being held as part of the Days of St. Petersburg
Art buffs at an exhibition, Impressions of India, being held as part of the Days of St. Petersburg Festival in the Capital on Friday. ó Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Young cricketers at it in the wee hours
Young cricketers at it in the wee hours. ó Tribune Photo

RESULT ROW
Registrarís plea to review arrest order quashed
Rohtak, March 6
The Additional District Judge, Dr Shiva Sharma, today rejected the application filed by Dr Ajay Kumar Rajan, Registrar, Maharshi Dayanand University, appealing for a review of the court order dated February 25 wherein he was held guilty of disobedience of the court order and his detention in civil prison was ordered besides attachment of property of the Registrarís office.

Examinees trudge to centre, turned back by armymen
New Delhi, March 6
Traffic snarls and congested roads have added to the woes of the parents and students currently taking the class X and XII board exams. The anxiety has been augmented by the worry that delays on account of traffic jams will cost them precious time.

The strange ways of Jarcha police
Noida, March 6
The Jarcha police claim to have nabbed a history-sheeter who, they said, had been absconding for six years. A revolver and some cartridges have been seized from him. Interestingly, he had been living in his native village for quite sometime under the very nose of the cops.

Retd Colonel rapes 17-yr-old maid
New Delhi, March 6
The South-West district police today claimed to have arrested a retired Colonel on the charge of raping his 17-year-old maid in his Vasant Kunj residence this afternoon.

Three die in bus-jeep collision
New Delhi, March 6
In a tragic incident, three persons were killed and three injured seriously when their jeep collided with a private bus at Mangolpuri in West Delhi on Wednesday night. While Sunny (12), Manish (10) and an unidentified person died on the spot, Amit, Vijay and another person were admitted to a hospital with serious injuries.

 
COMMUNITY

Delhi Government has failed to achieve Plan targets: BJP 
New Delhi, March 6
The Delhi Pradesh BJP has criticised the Congress-administered Government of NCT of Delhi for failing to achieve the Plan targets. Commenting on the performance of the government under the Annual Plan 2002-2003 and sectoral highlights of draft Plan 2003-2004, the Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Legislative Assembly, Mr Jagdish Mukhi, on Thursday said only 67.7 per cent of the Plan outlay had been spent till February 2003.

DELHI IN PARLIAMENT
Diesel consumption on the decrease since 1999
New Delhi, March 6
The transformation of fuel to Compress Natural Gas in the national Capital has replaced approximately 531 kiloliters of diesel and 315 kiloliters of petrol, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Problem of plenty: How to store a bumper wheat crop?
Sonepat, March 6
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh, has called an emergency meeting of the officials of various procurement agencies to take stock of the situation like procurement of wheat after the commencement of new crop from next month and the problem of storage of procured wheat in the district. Sonepat district is set for a bumper wheat crop this year.

High court ruling leaves RWAs in a quandary
New Delhi, March 6
The recent ruling of the Delhi High Court asking the Residents Welfare Associations to check illegal constructions has received mixed reactions from executive members of the RWAs of different colonies. The Bench of the court observed that many flat owners do not join the Residents Welfare Association.

A bulldozer in operation at Lakri market in Azadpur area pulling down structures
A bulldozer in operation at Lakri market in Azadpur area pulling down structures to widen the road. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rs 26 cr spent on welfare works
Bhiwani, March 6
The district administration has claimed to have completed several development works with a sum of Rs 26 crore in the district during the first and the second phase under the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme. Speaking to the mediapersons here today, Deputy Commissioner Harpal Singh Malik said that under the programme and announcements made by the Chief Minister, the development works had been completed during the stipulated time limit.

NCR BRIEFS
Life term for wife killer
Bhiwani, March 6
The Sessions Judge, Bhiwani, Mr R. C. Bansal, sentenced Krishan (28) of Jhojhu Khurd of the district to undergo life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000 for murdering his wife.
  • MCF hands over parks to RWAs
  • Cattle thieves held
  • Noida flower show opens today

ĎFocus attention on God and the presentí
New Delhi, March 6
Sant Rajinder Singh Maharaj, President of World Council of Religions and Head of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, addressed a gathering in Gurgaon yesterday. Speaking to the congregation, he drew attention to the illusory physical and mental world that we live in which is impermanent.

 
CRIME

Ex-IB official, son booked for dowry
New Delhi, March 6
Mr J. B. Singh, a retired Intelligence Bureau (IB) official, his journalist son and two other family members were arrested on charges of harassing and assaulting his daughter-in-law for dowry.

Ex-serviceman held for selling dream jobs
Ghaziabad, March 6
A dismissed ex-serviceman, who used to defraud people by promising them cushy jobs has been arrested by Vijay Nagar police. Sunil Sharma, who used to forge documents for promising employment to people for Rs 50,000 to Rs 75,000 each was arrested by the police at Chanakya crossing. He belongs to Nurpur Ki Safaya, Gulawati in Bulandshahr.

BUSINESS

BSNL set to face challenges posed by pvt players
Rewari, March 6
Mr A. K. Nagpal, Chief General Manager of Haryana Telecommunications, has asserted that the BSNL is quite prepared to face the challenges posed by the private companies like Air Tel, Escotel and Essar in Haryana.

Aahar 2003, global food expo from Mar 9
New Delhi, March 6
The 18th edition of Aahar 2003, International Exhibition for Food Processing, Hotel and Restaurant Equipment and Supplies will be inaugurated by Mr N T Shanmugam, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries on March 9, at Hall No. 14, Pragati Maidan here.

PHDCCI opposes regularisation of units
New Delhi, March 6
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has opposed the Union Ministry of Urban Developmentís agreeing in principle of the regularisation of non-conforming but non-polluting industries in 24 residential colonies where 70 per cent or more units are engaged in industrial activities.

 
EDUCATION

SPECIAL FOCUS ON  ROHTAK
Three Readers promoted under CAS get lionís share of grants for varsity
Rohtak, March 6
Strange are the ways of academic appointments and promotions under various promotion schemes of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Some of the distinguished scholars get promotion only under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). And some others who have hardly any noteworthy research publications to their credit get selected in the open.

Jaswant Singh to address MDU convocation function
Rohtak, March 6
The Union Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, would address the convocation function of Maharshi Dayanand University on March 22. A spokesman of the university said here today that a meeting of the university court would also be held the same day after the convocation function to elect one member to the Executive Council.

 
CULTURE

ARTSCAPE
His paintings are characterised by moving human images
T
he former Union Cabinet Minister and eminent academician, Dr Karan Singh, inaugurated ĎSong of The Mysticí, a solo exhibition of paintings by Jammu-based artist Suman Gupta at Gallery Art Indus, Santushti Shopping Arcade. Suman Gupta is exhibiting 11 paintings in oil, all big canvases, ranging from Rs 30,000ĖRs 1.10 lakh.

  • Glass Sculptures

HEALTH

Perfect Health Parade on April 7 
New Delhi, March 6
A Perfect Health Parade will be organised to mark World Health Day on April 7 to create awareness about the increasing number of ailments, both physical as well as mental, and the need to maintain oneís health.

Blood donors honoured by Red Cross Society
Faridabad, March 6
The District Red Cross Society has honoured some prominent blood donors here. The Chairperson of the society, Mrs Neerja Malik, gave away medals and certificates to 41 individuals at a function held here today.

 
SPORTS

Dhanraj Singh cracks century to beat World Bank 
New Delhi, March 6
A debonair knock of 112, studded with one six and 19 fours, off just 68 balls, by former Haryana Ranji Trophy player Dhanraj Singh helped Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust beat World Bank by 255 runs in a league match of the Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the Nehru Stadium ground.

  • Vimal stars in Gailís victory

Sudhir, Suman declared best athletes
Rohtak, March 6
Sudhir and Suman were declared the best athletes in the men and women category respectively at M.D.Uís 25th Annual Athletic Meet. Sudhir, a student from the Department of Physical Education, finished first in 5000m, 1500m, 800m and 400m events, besides finishing third in the high jump event.

Surfeit of sports action on Ten Sports
New Delhi, March 6
A surfeit of sports action will be seen live on Ten Sports with Arsenal vs Chelsea clash on March 8 and the Sheffield United vs Leeds United football match on March 9 being the pick of the lot.

Silver swingers get into action at Delhi Golf Club course
New Delhi, March 6
Over 60 participants above the age of 60 and 70 will play 18 and 9 holes respectively in both the menís and womenís section in the HelpAge India Silver Swingers Golf Tournament for Senior Citizens, which was jointly teed off on Thursday by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdulla, HelpAge India governing body member Tejendra Khanna and industrialist Dr Bharat Ram at the Delhi Golf Club course.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah teeing off the HelpAge India Silver Swingers
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah teeing off the HelpAge India Silver Swingers Golf Tournament at the Delhi Golf Club course.

Chand Khanna eclipse South Delhi
New Delhi, March 6
Chand Khanna Club, helped by fine performances from Sandeep Rana (63) and Raja Sharma (4 for 16), defeated South Delhi Club by 102 runs in a DDCA Super A Division League match at the Ferozeshah Kotla No I ground.
  • Delphi down  Automotive
  • Airport Authority of India win

ADMINISTRATION

Itís goodbye to business activities in houses
Sonepat, March 6
In compliance with the directive of the Supreme Court, the district administration has almost put brakes on illegal commercial activities in houses in the Housing Board complexes and others located in different sectors developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here.

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