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‘Cyber’ Delhi moves closer 
to e-governance
New Delhi, March 13
The Capital today moved one step closer to the government’s professed goal of making Delhi a cyber city and providing e-governance by the end of the year.
Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit at the launch of the Delhi government portal
Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit at the launch of the Delhi government portal in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo

STF spreads dragnet for Gazi Baba
Meerut, March 13
The Special Task Force has thrown a dragnet for the dreaded Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Gazi Baba, Area Commander, Kashmir, who is believed to be hiding somewhere in western UP.

Demolition drive runs into roadblocks
Faridabad, March 13
Though the state government has announced the removal of all encroachments on public land by March-end next, the tone and tenor of the drive suggests that the authorities may not be able to achieve the desired results.


Gurgaon civic body does not care two hoots about citizen’s right to life with dignity
creating hellholes in the name of development
Gurgaon, March 13
It is a case of perverse logic to start big things, advertise them from the rooftops as a badge of your efficiency and neglect the basics pertaining to the common man. The Municipal Council is following this skewed development model in the areas under its jurisdiction, much to the discomfort of the residents.

Regularisation of colonies should be left to legislature: HC
New Delhi, March 13
The Delhi High Court today questioned the Centre’s policy of proposed regularisation of 1,071 unauthorised colonies in the Capital, questioning how a policy with “contradictory” clauses could be framed by an Executive order without it being passed by the Legislature.

Haryana Govt orders immediate shifting of milk dairies
Sonepat, March 13
The Haryana Government has ordered the immediate shifting of 301 milk dairies from Sonepat city; it has even granted Rs. 1.26 lakh to the Sonepat Municipal Council for this purpose.


Woman pleads with PM to save her land from minister’s lackeys
Noida, March 13
Ms Reeta Tyagi, a resident of Bhangel Begumpur, has alleged that some influential persons, said to be close to the state Revenue Minister, are out to grab her land. She has made a strong plea to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Chief Minister for help to save it from them.

Publish white paper on sacked workers: HPCC
Sonepat, March 13
Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former Haryana minister and a spokesman of the HPCC, today demanded a ‘white paper’ from the state government on the number of jobs provided by it and the number of workers retrenched or terminated during the past three years.

Move to set up National War Memorial
New Delhi, March 13
The government has proposed to set up a ‘National War Memorial’ in the national Capital to remember those who have laid down their lives for the country, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Cylinder blast calls in question admn’s role
Noida, March 13
The oxygen cylinder explosion in Harola market on March 11 in which a worker, Ajay Kumar from Bihar, was killed, has not only come as a bolt from the blue for the residents there but it has also exposed the administration’s negligence.

The best breed of buffaloes in danger
Rohtak, March 13
The acute deficiency of minerals in the conventional cattle feed has been causing serious ailments in the Murrah breed of buffaloes, considered to be the best breed of buffaloes all over the world.

A yogi who heals the sick through spiritual music
New Delhi, March 13
Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore, known for his powers to heal people through spiritual music, will perform a number of auspicious ceremonies in the Capital during his stay till March 17.

Hola Mohalla celebrations at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib
New Delhi, March 13
Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna and Mr Bhajan Singh Walia, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, said in a release that the traditional Hola Mohalla is being celebrated under the auspices of the committee at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, near Humayun Tomb, Nizamuddin, here on March 19.

Pickpocket paraded naked
Sonepat, March 13
A youth, said to be a pickpocket, was paraded naked in the vegetable and fruit market here today. According to a report, the youth was caught red-handed while trying to pick the pocket of a man who has come to purchase vegetables and fruits. The youth was allegedly thrashed by the people and later let off as the police declined to arrest him.
  • Vigilance seals PWD records
  • No salary for two months
  • Tractor driver killed
  • MLAs in MDU court
  • Delhi Licensing Branch  shifted to Defence Colony

Terror attack on Digboi Refinery condemned
New Delhi:
The Public Relations Society of India has condemned the terrorist attacks on oil installations in Assam. The society has been striving towards spreading the message of global peace and harmony and condemning terrorism. The society is the premier professional body of public relations practitioners of the country with 32 chapters and about 4,000 members.


Member of dreaded Pahel gang arrested 
Sonepat, March 13
The special staff of the Sonepat police have arrested a dreaded criminal, identified as Jagbir, alias Dandu, said to be a member of the Pahel criminal gang, operating in this region. According to a report, the suspect has confessed to be a member of the Pahel criminal gang and his involvement in the alleged murder of a sarpanch near Anupgarh.


MDU teaching faculty has a cornucopia of talent
Rohtak, March 13
The teaching faculty of Maharshi Dayanand University has a number of distinguished scholars and scientists. Dr Vimal Kumar Jain of the physics department is a savant of repute.

DAV engg college strike enters seventh day
Rewari, March 13
The boycott of classes by students of the DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Kanina, entered its seventh day today. The students have been on strike since March 7 in protest against the alleged arbitrary hike in fee as well as lack of certain basic amenities in the college.
Students of DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Kanina, burn effigy of the principal as part of their strike on Thursday.
Students of DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Kanina, burn effigy of the principal as part of their strike on Thursday


Vijender’s oeuvre is disturbingly lifelike
Love and hate, pain and beauty - all come together in Vijender Sharma’s artworks. Harmony, a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Vijender Sharma, was inaugurated in the beginning of the week at Sridharani Gallery. Presented by Gallery Art Indus, this exhibition is on view till March 23. Vijender Sharma completed his MFA from the College of Art, Delhi, and has had solos and group shows in both India and abroad. 

The workmanship of Vijender Sharma.
The workmanship of Vijender Sharma
  • A passing shadow
  • Observations from life


Diabetes care workshop from March 15
New Delhi, March 13
The Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research will hold a first of its kind workshop series on diabetes care and management from March 15 to April 26. There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of diabetes in India, which now holds the dubious distinction of harbouring 30 million people afflicted with the disease which is nearly half of the world’s diabetic population.

Special Ward for Charak Palika Hospital
New Delhi, March 13
Mrs Parminder Mandip Singh, chairperson, NDMC, inaugurated a Special Ward at NDMC’s Charak Palika Hospital this afternoon. The ward consists of three independent rooms having attached, air-conditioned bathrooms. 

A park for patients in Meerut
Meerut, March 13
Medical personnel in the Navy are geared-up following the fast changing scenario in West Asia, said Rear Admiral Vijay Kumar Singh, Commandant of the Indian naval ship hospital, Ashwani. Rear Admiral Vijay Kumar Singh, who was here on a visit to the Military Hospital, Meerut, planted a tree in the “Patient Park”.


English coach paints rosy picture of Indian soccer
New Delhi, March 13
For the doomsday prophets of Indian soccer, the observation of chief coach Stephan Constantine of England will have a calming effect, as the English coach, who has completed nine months with the Indian team, sees a rosy future for Indian football, provided the right kind of atmosphere is created for the players to flower into their fuller potential.
AICS president Vijay Kumar Malhotra lights a lamp
AICS president Vijay Kumar Malhotra lights a lamp in the presence of Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vikram Verma, AIFF president Priyaranjan Dasmunshi and AFC secretary-general Peter Velappan to signal the inauguration of the three-day conference of Indian Football in New Delhi.

Central Electricity Authority  chess lift title
New Delhi, March 13
Central Electricity Authority logged 17.5 points out of a possible 24 to lift the eighth Inter-Central Power Sector Undertakings Chess Tournament, held under the aegis of the Power Sports Control Board, Ministry of Power.

Indian Airlines ground Sonnet,  enter semis
New Delhi, March 13
Indian Airlines defeated Sonnet Club by two wickets to enter the semi-final of the fourth Roshanara Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara Club ground. Indian Airlines won the toss and put Sonnet in.
  • Darling to tour Bangkok
  • Paljeet slams ton
  • Ajay Mahraj shines

ONGC annex Rajdhani cricket trophy
New Delhi, March 13
Dashing knocks by Radhey Shyam Gupta (89) and international Gagan Khoda (76) helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) defeat Bright Club by 23 runs to annex the third Rajdhani Trophy Cricket Tournament title at the Kalindi College ground. The winners received a cash award of Rs 31,000 while the runners-up pocketed Rs 21,000.
ONGC captain Gagan Khoda receives the Rajdhani cricket trophy from chief guest S P Bansal.
ONGC captain Gagan Khoda receives the Rajdhani cricket trophy from chief guest S P Bansal

Super League matches begin today
New Delhi, March 13
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) will take on Jammu and Kashmir Bank in the first Super League match of the Second Division National Football League (North Zone) at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday at 1.30 pm.
  • Jagdev Chauhan stars
  • Clintus beat DART


MC plans to take RWA help in maintaining parks
Sonepat, March 13
The Sonepat Municipal Council has evolved a plan to involve the resident welfare associations of different localities in maintaining the council’s parks in the town, on the pattern of other towns like Panipat.

Rohtak MC  collects Rs 4.13 crore as taxes
Rohtak, March 13
The municipal council here has collected Rs 4.13 crore in the form of government grant and various taxes during the current financial year so far. According to official sources, the council received an amount of Rs 1.52 crore as government grant and Rs 2.61 crore as different taxes. The MC authorities claimed that a sum of Rs 4.46 lakh, out of the total amount recovered, was yet to be utilised for various development works.


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