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Acres to go before demolition squad can sleep
Faridabad, March 29
The deadline of March 31 for removal of all encroachments on government land in the district is unlikely to be met. Lack of clarity in the definition of encroachment and allegations of bias in demolitions have made things murkier.

DDA land disposal chief held, DLF denies deal
New Delhi, March 29
Close on the heels of the raids on offices and residences of some of the top Delhi Development Authority officials, the CBI has arrested a senior official, Anand Mohan Sharan, from whose residence the agency had seized Rs 36 lakh in cash.
WHITE-COLLARED CRIME WHITE-COLLARED CRIME: DDA officer Anand Mohan Sharan, who was arrested by the CBI on corruption charges, being produced at Patiala House courts on Saturday. — Tribune Photo


Urbanisation, lifestyle changes put Gurgaon in high-risk HIV zone
Gurgaon, March 29
With increasing urbanisation, residents of the city are also exposing themselves to a greater risk of contracting the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome. According to experts, Gurgaon falls in the high-risk zone.

AQUA SHOW: A model during the Jal Utsav, organised by the Ministry of Water Resources and others in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Only a financial analyst can shed light on MDU’s bottom line
Rohtak, March 29
Although the budget estimates of Maharshi Dayanand University for 2003-04 show a deficit of Rs 1762.82 lakh, the university expects to show a surplus of Rs 1746.28 lakh at the end of the coming financial year.

Panel to decide on fee-related complaints
New Delhi, March 29
The Delhi High Court has directed the Fee Anomaly and Grievance Committee of the Government of Delhi to decide on complaints filed by parents against public schools with regard to fee hike and other charges.

Cops blame LIC manager for security lapse
Sonepat, March 29
The police have failed to achieve any breakthrough in the case of Rs 19.54 lakh being robbed from the cashier of a private security agency outside the office of the Life Insurance Corporation of India in Sector 15 here yesterday.



Consumers firing on all cylinders to get LPG supply
Panipat, March 29
The District administration has failed to check the shortage of kitchen LPG cylinders to the consumers here. The distributors have started telling the consumers that there is shortage of supply. A likely increase in the price of cylinders is the reason that the distributors are supplying the cylinders at a premium.

Educated elite responsible for skewed sex ratio
Sonepat, March 29
Though Sonepat district has taken a lead over other districts of the state in the field of education in the case of sex ratio it has the lowest percentage of girls in comparison to boys. Moreover, the middle and upper classes are found more responsible for this disparity when compared to the families of poor sections of society.

Eye donation centre opens at Kosli
Rewari , March 29
At present, there are about 12 million blind people in India . Of them, 1.3 million are afflicted with corneal blindness. They can be treated if enough corneas are available for transplantation in suitable cases.

ESPOUSING A CAUSE: Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty and Manpreet Brar addressing a press conference during the release of a charter of demands on children’s rights in the Capital on Saturday. — Photo Anil Sharma

Along with her father, in the hall of fame
Rewari , March 29
Following in the footsteps of her father, Rao Inderjeet Singh, a noted shooter, a former minister and now a prominent Congress leader of Haryana, Arti Singh (elder daughter of Rao Inderjeet Singh) too has carved a niche for herself in the hierarchy of women shooters in the skeet category with her fine performances in various competitions at the international level.

Advani gives full marks to health, education sectors
Noida, March 29
Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani said India will be counted among the top countries in the world in education and health if the progress in these sectors continues at the present rate. Mr Advani was inaugurating the multi-speciality Vinayak Hospital in Sector-27 here yesterday.

The cry for peace is worldwide
Nearly 130,000 people from all walks of life congregated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium the other day to listen to a discourse on peace — an indication that inner peace has become a rare commodity in these days of violence and war.

No religion preaches violence: CJ
New Delhi, March 29
Expressing concern over the mounting global unrest and the ongoing war in Iraq, former Chief Justice B. N Kirpal said that no religion preached violence. He was speaking at a function organised to mark the release of Dr I. M. Singh’s book, ‘My Search for God,’ here today. 

Artful robbers caught
New Delhi, March 29
North district police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers who operated at ISBT in the garb of tonga-pullers. They were identified as Gulam Farid, kingpin of the gang, his associates Khalid alias Kodi, Nanhe and Salim.

  • House ransacked

  • Paani Panchayats

  • Harmony Awards

Robbery bid foiled, six gangsters held
Sonepat, March 29
The Ganaur police have foiled a robbery bid and arrested six gangsters from a tubewell in the fields of Garhi Keshri village last evening. The police have recovered two knives, iron rods and leather belts from them.
  • Sarpanch suspended

  • Xen granted bail

  • Loan defaulter

  • Bar Association
  • VAT ‘effigy’ burnt
  • Automatic exchange


Headless body recovered on railway track
Sonepat, March 29
The Government Railway Police recovered a headless body of an unidentified man lying on the railway track between Sonepat and Sandal Kalan railway stations about 3 km from here yesterday.

Two contract killers held
New Delhi, March 29
With the arrest of two contract killers, the North-West district today claimed to have solved a case of attempt to murder and robbery that took place on March 28 in Azad Pur area.

Workshop to devise syllabus for social work
New Delhi, March 29
A workshop on ‘Strategies for the Involvement of Social Workers in Rehabilitation of the Disabled’ was organised by the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Council of India.

A workshop on ‘Strategies for the Involvement of Social Workers in Rehabilitation of the Disabled’ was organised by the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Council of India in the Capital on Saturday.

A workshop on ‘Strategies for the Involvement of Social Workers in Rehabilitation of the Disabled’ was organised by the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Council of India in the Capital


Avoid courts: Chief Justice
New Delhi, March 29
“Resolve your disputes through mediation and conciliation. Avoid the courts if you can,” Delhi High Court Chief Justice B.C. Patel said on Saturday after inaugurating a labour welfare and counselling centre at St Lawrence School, Geeta Colony.



Yet one more good reason to go vegetarian
Mumbai-based People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, has released a thought-provoking advertisement to draw the attention of meat-eaters to the adverse effects of a non-vegetarian diet. The advertisement shows a man sitting up in bed next to woman and looking at himself in utter frustration.
  • Oncology conference

  • Lyco Red soon

  • DMA office-bearers

  • Free stone and prostate detection

  • Drug-eluting stent

  • Check-up camp


Hindustan down Manipur Police
New Delhi, March 29
Delhi Senior Division League champions Hindustan Club edged past Manipur Police 2-1 in the final phase of the second Division National Football League played at Jamshedpur, according to information available in Delhi.

Najafgarh Club win in Rajdhani Cup
New Delhi, March 29
A strokeful half century by Dhiraj Saxena and a fiery 3 for 32 bowling spell by Gaurav Vashisth helped hosts Najafgarh Club beat Shubham Club by two runs in a league match of the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.

Delhi Horse Show from today
New Delhi, March 29
The prestigious Delhi Horse Show will be organised by the Army Polo and Riding Club from March 30 to April 6 at the Army Equestrian Centre, Delhi Cantonment, under floodlight. All the national and international level riders/teams will be participating in the horse show.

12 teams for Hedgewar cricket
New Delhi, March 29
Twelve teams will participate in the first Dr Hedgewar Cup Cricket Tournament, to be held at the Rashtriya Swabhiman Sports Club ground at TV Tower, Rohini, from April 3 to 20.

Sapient advance
New Delhi, March 29
Sapient defeated E Bookers by five wickets in a quarter-final match of the Turf Corporate Cricket Challenge at the Venkateshwara College ground.

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