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SHO suspended  in gang rape case
Husband among accused, to pay Rs 4 lakh to victim
Rewari , March 12
Sub-Inspector Randhir Singh, Station House Officer of Rewari Sadar police station and Head Constables Ramnath and Yakub Khan have been suspended by Mr Hanif Qureshi, SP, on the charge of dereliction of duty which had been assigned to them by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a case of gang rape.

Jaish area commander gunned down 
in Noida
Noida/Meerut, March 12
Even as the Noida Police and the Special Task Force, in a joint operation, gunned down a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist near Sector 32 bus terminal in Noida at 2.25 am today, reports trickled in of a prize catch – the arrest of two hardcore JeM militants in Muzaffarnagar on Monday.

Electoral system blamed for DSGMC corruption
New Delhi, March 12
The electoral system and the functioning of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has come in for harsh criticism from the Sikh intelligentsia. Participating in a seminar, “Gurdwara Committee - An Analysis”, organised by the Confederation of Sikh Organisations, the speakers expressed their dismay over the electoral system for choosing members to the committee, which, they opined, was the root cause for corruption in the DSGMC.

Toon characters during an Indian Association of Amusement Park and Industries Trade Show 2003
Toon characters during an Indian Association of Amusement Park and Industries Trade Show 2003 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

This dishonest bunch collects its service charges efficiently
Khurja (Noida), March 12
More than four years ago the then Chief Secretary of the UP Government had stated at a function in Noida that the state government had decided to introduce transparency, honesty and efficiency in government functioning in a big way.

HC penalises bank for harassing ’84 riot victims
New Delhi, March 12
The Delhi High Court has imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the Union Bank of India for causing ‘profound agony’ for 18 years to two anti-Sikh riot victims in respect of recovery of interest on loan advanced to them under a subsidised scheme.

Masked men gain entry into nurses’ hostel 
Three masked men entered the nurses’ hostel here at about 8 last night. The trainee nurses, however, managed to lock the miscreants in a room. They later informed the police. It is alleged the police reached the spot in time but the miscreants managed to escape.


UP IN ARMS: Activists from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee protesting against the Haryana government for releasing unpotable and insufficient water to Delhi at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Low power  frequency hits Metro trips
New Delhi, March 12
Low power frequency has affected some trips of Delhi Metro Rail, the Rajya Sabha was told today. 

Chautala flayed for ignoring quota for Jats
Sonepat, March 12
The convenor of Haryana Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, Mr Tara Chand Mor, has criticised the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for not reserving jobs for the Jats in the category of other backward classes (OBC) in the state.

Sugarcane farmers to get dues in 10 days: MP
Ghaziabad, March 12
Dr Ramesh Chandra Tomar, Ghaziabad MP has assured the sugarcane farmers of western UP that he will ensure the release of their payment within 10 days.

Greater Noida farmers refuse to accept compensation
Greater Noida, March 12
Farmers of Greater Noida have, in a ‘mahapanchayat’ held in Lakhanwali village today, decided not to accept the land compensation unless its rates are brought on a par with the rates in Noida.

Land sharks milking government
Panipat , March 12
Land mafia is raking in filthy lucre in Panipat. Whereas an industrialist has to take permission for the change in land use (CLU) of an agricultural land, the land sharks are minting money without making a change in land use, causing a loss of several crores of rupees to the state revenue of Haryana.

Haryana leads in schemes for welfare of the disabled
Panipat, March 12
Haryana has taken a lead over other states in implementing the programmes for the welfare of the disabled. It has carried out various proposals of the Disabled Welfare Act 1995. This was stated by the Commissioner of the centrally sponsored Public Handicapped Welfare programme in Haryana, Mr M S Ahluwalia here today.

Better drinking water for Sonepat
Sonepat, March 12
The Public Health Department has taken a series of measures to augment the drinking water supply in the old section of Sonepat in view of the hue and cry by the residents living in this part of the city.

Rai, Jatheri to be developed as modern villages
Sonepat, March 12
The state government has approved the proposal of the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) to develop Rai and Jatheri villages in Sonepat district as modern villages. The HSIDC plans to spend around Rs 1.55 crore on various development activities in these villages in the first phase.

Janta College student run over by train
Sonepat, March 12
Gayatri, a BA final year student of Janta Girls College in Gannaur, was run over by a goods train while she was passing through the main railway crossing on the Gannaur-Shahpur road today.
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Traffic advisory for March 13-14
New Delhi:
Motorists are advised to avoid the route of Tazia procession to be taken out by Shia Muslims on the occasion of Moharram on March 13 and March 14. The procession will start from Bara-Hindu Rao at 10 pm on March 13 and it will pass through Pahari Dhiraj, Sadar Bazar, Chowk Qutab Road, Lal Kuan, Hauz Quazi, Chawri Bazar and reach Jama Masjid around 4 am next day.


Detained Nigerian flees from nursing home
New Delhi, March 12
A Nigerian national who was arrested on Tuesday following his suspicious movements in the Narela area in North-West district escaped from a nursing home, where he was admitted in after he feigned illness.


Delhi University students gearing up for D-Day
ear empty classrooms, crowded libraries, silence in the hostels and endless queues outside photostat shops. Clearly, students of Delhi University are quietly marching towards the D-day. With the declaration of the schedule for the forthcoming annual examinations, the university campus bears a sombre look, activities being limited to formalities like procuring clearance certificates and looking out for teachers to clear doubts related to the examination.
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HC concerned at meagre funds for burns ward
New Delhi, March 12
Expressing concern over low priority being given to health services, the Delhi High Court today took a serious view of the Centre providing only a sum of Rs 1.64 crore for improving the super speciality burns ward at Safdarjung Hospital.


India lift boys Asia Cup hockey title
New Delhi, March 12
The Indian boys capped their fine run when they beat Bangladesh 4-1 in the title clash of the second Under-16 Boys’ Asia Cup Hockey Tournament at Dhaka, according to information reaching Delhi. Raghunath scored three goals while Baljinder Singh hit home the other goal.

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Manish hits ton for IA
New Delhi, March 12
Manish Sharma blasted a rapidfire 111, embellished with 15 boundaries off 120 balls, to help Indian Airlines defeat Delhi Blues by 52 runs in a league match of the fourth Roshanara Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara ground.

Jitender’s display goes in vain
New Delhi, March 12
A fine all-round performance by Jitender Badola (58 n.o. and 4 for 32) went in vain as Armed Forces Headquarters lost to Delhi Audit by 50 runs in the title clash of the Inter-Ministry Cricket Tournament at the Vinay Marg ground.

Prashant Lal excels in Commonwealth Cricket
New Delhi, March 12
An all-round performance by Prashant Lal (65, 2x6, 7x4) and a strokeful 75 by Arun Pandala enabled British High Commission beat Sri Lankan High Commission by 134 runs in a league match of the second Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the National Stadium ground. Prashant Lal was named the man of the match.

  • Subhania drub S B Youth

Sant Ram helps HDFC Bank win
New Delhi, March 12
An all-round display by Sant Ram helped HDFC Bank defeat JRA by 121 runs in a Super League match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground.

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Delhi courts to be computerised by May
New Delhi, March 12
Delhi courts are finally catching up with the IT revolution with their functioning expected to be fully computerised by May this year. The staff members at the courts are being imparted training under the guidance of computer training major NIIT, which has devised a 16-hour package, comprising eight sittings of two hours each.

HC judge visits Bhiwani, Dadri courts
Bhiwani, March 12
Members of the Bhiwani Bar Association submitted a memorandum to the visiting Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge and in charge of the Bhiwani sessions division, Mr Justice Verender Singh demanding removal of problems faced by advocates during the judicial process.
Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge

Verender Singh being given Guard of Honour at Charkhi Dadri.—  Photo by Shiv Sharma
Verender Singh being given Guard of Honour at Charkhi Dadri

Justice Shamim takes over as Lokayukta
New Delhi, March 12
Former Minorities Commission Chairman Justice (retd) Mohammed Shamim today took over as the second Lokayukta of Delhi. Justice Shamin succeeds Justice R. N. Aggarwal, who was appointed Delhi’s first Lokayukta in December 1997. The post had been lying vacant since Justice Aggarwal demitted office in November 2002.


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