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HC pushes for law on hostile witnesses
New Delhi, March 10
The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to explain why the recommendations of the Law Commission on hostile witnesses were not being implemented. The Law Commission had suggested an amendment to the law to prevent witnesses from turning hostile.

Kabbadi champ, national cyclist held for murder
New Delhi, March 10
The New Delhi district police today claimed to have arrested two persons, including a woman, in connection with the murder of Deepak Kapoor in the Talkatora cricket garden on March 9.

Sheila drops in for spot inspections in 
East Delhi
New Delhi, March 10
In a series of visits aimed at on-the-ground assessment and inspection as also overseeing the actual implementation of the government’s schemes, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today went on an extensive round of the East Delhi areas.

Youth brigades in Dadri to stamp out dowry
Dadri (Noida), March 10
Certain Dadri youth with a progressive outlook have decided to start a movement against dowry and the extravaganza, redundant rituals, ceremonies and needless expenses associated with marriage.

A demonstration by commandos on the eve of CISF Raising Day in the Capital
A demonstration by commandos on the eve of CISF Raising Day in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal
A demonstration by commandos on the eve of CISF Raising Day in the Capital

Despite court ruling, no end to ordeal 
New Delhi, March 10
Seven years ago, they were expelled from service. Seven years later, they are still not gainfully employed despite the courts coming to their rescue.

Sena does not want to ride piggy-back
New Delhi, March 10
The Shiv Sena wants to sever its ties with the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.) At least till the Assembly elections that are due in NCT of Delhi late this year. The party on Monday decided against entering into any pre-poll electoral alliance with the BJP. It would instead field its nominees for all the 70 seats that will be up for grabs when the Election Commission notifies the polls.

Drug smuggling racket: Foreign nationals held
New Delhi, March 10
With the arrest of two foreign nationals, the Delhi Zone of the Narcotics Control Bureau today claimed to have unravelled a racket of drug smuggling from Himachal Pradesh to U.K. and other countries. Sleuths of the bureau had received a tip-off that foreign nationals were involved in a drug smuggling racket in the hilly tracts of Himachal Pradesh. 


Brahmin Mahasammelan or a political springboard?
Faridabad, March 10
Cashing in on the caste and community factor has not been a problem for politicians even while they hold these factors responsible for several ills. Although the organisers of the Brahmin Mahasammelan here on Saturday claimed that it was a non-political gathering, the choice of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala as the chief guest left several people wondering about its nature.

Five units found discharging toxic effluents 
New Delhi, March 10
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 1,551 industrial units under the 17 categories of polluting industries in the country including those that have become dangerous for human health by way of discharging toxic effluents.

‘Operation Alert’ yielding good results: SP
Sonepat, March 10
‘Operation Alert’, launched by the police in the district, has yielded good results. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons here that the special police staff have arrested a youth, identified as Dalip Singh, a Jat of Kathura village, and recovered one kg of charas worth several thousands of rupees from his possession.

Coffee’s journey from Ethiopia to Latin America has been 
a long one
offee is known to have taken its name from Kaffa, a province in South-West Ethiopia, also believed to be its place of origin. At present, the Coffee Arabica shrub is cultivated mostly in Latin America, while the other variety, Coffee Robusta is mostly of African and Asian origin. Next to the consumption of tea, it remains the most widely consumed beverage in the world.

Polluted water supply brewing resentment 
Sonepat, March 10
Resentment prevails among the residents of more than a dozen residential colonies of Sonepat town, following the supply of polluted drinking water. Despite repeated complaints, the authorities of the Public Health Department have failed to redress their problem.

Time management is must for this man of many parts
n this competitive age, when everyone is striving for the top slot in his chosen profession, very few retain a human touch in whatever they do. It is rare for someone to cover himself with glory in his profession and yet nurture a deep love for social and humanitarian activities.

Delhi Fire Service personnel try to put out the fire in a factory in Wazirpur Industrial Area
Delhi Fire Service personnel try to put out the fire in a factory in Wazirpur Industrial Area in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

VAT will terrorise traders: HVP leader
Sonepat, March 10
Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) general secretary Rajiv Jain has urged the state government not to adopt the VAT system, which will come into force from April 1, for, it will prove detrimental to the interests of the traders, will enhance the prices of commodities of daily use and will encourage corruption on the pretext of revenue recoveries.

NDMC is also about welfare projects
New Delhi, March 10
The New Delhi Municipal Corporation, the civic body looking after the upkeep of the prestigious New Delhi areas, is also running a large number of welfare projects for its employees and citizens.

Contractor ‘tried’ to crush worker
Bhiwani, March 10
An aged labourer was allegedly beaten up by the contractor when he and other workers sought their daily wages. The injured worker, Ram Khilawan Patel, also alleged that the contractor had dragged him to near a tractor and tried to crush him under its wheels. The incident took place at a brick kiln located at Tigrana Chowk on the Bhiwani-Hisar road on Saturday.

Youths loot Rs 4.45 lakh from petrol pump staff
Rewari, March 10
In a daylight daredevil act, four armed youths looted Rs 4.45 lakh from three employees (including the owner’s brother) of a petrol station, Prem Highway Service Station, near Modawali Hutment on the Rewari–Garhi Bolni road this morning. The robbers escaped with the booty in their white Maruti car.

  • Riwara farmer to represent Haryana in water meet

  • ITBP SI cremated

  • Youth tries to commit suicide


Youth hangs himself over trivia
Ghaziabad, March 10
A 22-year-old man is reported to have committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in Pooja Colony under the Loni police station. He was irked by a trivial argument.

Delhi cop held for teasing colleague
New Delhi:
Mukesh, a constable of the Delhi Police, was arrested today on the charge of eve-teasing a fellow constable. The constable, who was on a motorcycle of in the PCR, allegedly teased a woman constable deployed opposite Hindu College on the North Campus. A case of eve-teasing was registered in the Maurice Nagar police station.


State of education: Examinees squat on floors
Faridabad, March 10
Even as the state government provides a budget of several crores to the Education Department for the development of its infrastructure each year, the department has ‘failed’ to provide basic facilities like chairs and tables for the examinees of the board examination at several centres in the district.

30 caught copying 
Faridabad, March 10
The imposition of Section 144 seems to have failed to deter examinees of the Haryana secondary school examination from adopting unfair means. About 57 cases have been reportedly booked by the authorities in the two examinations held so far.

Vaish College lecturer attends refresher course 
New Delhi, March 10
Dr Ramesh Kumar Gupta, lecturer in physics, Vaish College, Rohtak participated in a refresher course in physics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Quoting from Prof V. S. Ramamurthy’s paper on ‘Science, Technology and Society — Changing Equations’, Dr Gupta said computer revolution, communication revolution and transport revolution have affected all segments of society and nobody can progress without the coherence of these three revolutions.


Randhawa does his bit to perpetuate Bhalendra’s memory
New Delhi, March 10
Out of sight means out of mind. Retired sportspersons often fade away in anonymity, and many die in penury. The enterprising ones take to the lucrative path of sports politics and sports administration, while the dedicated ones opt for coaching to give back something to the sports from which they have gained everything in life.

Rajinder, Sumit star in Bright Club’s victory
New Delhi, March 10
A dashing knock of 59, with one six and nine fours, by Rajinder Bisht, and deadly bowling of 3 for 25 by Sumit Narwal helped Bright Club stun Sonnet Club by 108 runs in a league match of the fourth Roshanara Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara Club ground.

Raman powers Pahari Dhiraj to victory
New Delhi, March 10
Raman Gujral hit a strokeful 62 to help Pahari Dhiraj Club defeat Rehman Club by 31 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No 1 ground.
  • Daksh beat Motorola
  • Sunil Narula hits double century

B L Kashyap enter quarter-final
New Delhi, March 10
Kanav Anand cracked an unbeaten 89, studded with nine fours and two sixes off just 52 balls, to guide B L Kashyap to an eight-wicket victory against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in a super league match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Malhotra opens health  camp
New Delhi, March 10
All India Council of Sports (AICS) president Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra opened a free health check up and blood donation camp, organised by the Friends Devoted Club, at Subhash Nagar in New Delhi.


Cent per cent recovery of taxes claimed
Rohtak, March 10
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Yadav has claimed that Rohtak would be the first district in the state to achieve the distinction of cent per cent recovery of various taxes till March 31.

Search in Police HQ for ‘dangerous object’ 
New Delhi, March 10
The Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) issued an order to a number of police officials to check all floors of the Police Headquarters to find out whether there was any dangerous object lying in the building.


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