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Bodies of affluent girl, driver found in Lancer
New Delhi, April 5
In an apparent pact, a 20-year-old BA II Economics (Honours) student and the family’s 26-year-old driver, Anil, reportedly committed suicide by consuming an unidentified insecticide in North Delhi’s Keshavpuram area. The bodies were found in the Lancer car of the family, which was found parked near Wazirpur Tower.

The ill-fated car being examined by investigators. 20-year-old Tejata Chikara
20-year-old Tejata Chikara

The ill-fated car being examined by investigators. — Tribune photo

Unable to pay debt, five of a family commit suicide
New Delhi, April 5
Unable to pay a debt of Rs 20,000, five members of a family from Sonepat in Haryana reportedly committed suicide by hurling themselves under the wheels of a moving train at the Narela railway crossing in the Capital early this morning.



Students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology demanding a ban on meat at a show organised by Animal Rights International
FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology demanding a ban on meat at a show organised by Animal Rights International in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit formally launched the Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme (PPIP) at her residence
FOR HEALTHY DELHI: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit formally launched the Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme (PPIP) at her residence on Saturday. Polio drops will be administered to the children below five years of age on Sunday. 

Mime artistes performing as part of the TB awareness campaign at the treatment-cum-diagnostic centre in Malaviya Nagar.
Mime artistes performing as part of the TB awareness campaign at the treatment-cum-diagnostic centre in Malaviya Nagar. Delhi Health Minister A. K. Walia is also seen.
— Photo by Anil Sharma

Author Bulbul Sharma interacting with children during the launch of her book
Author Bulbul Sharma interacting with children during the launch of her book, Tales of Fabled Beasts,God and Demons in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

CBI arrests three more in DDA case
New Delhi, April 5
The CBI today claimed to have arrested three more persons in connection with the scam in the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for allegedly acting as conduits on behalf of senior officials.

Exam centres or open houses for mass copying?
Sonepat, April 5
Large-scale interference by outsiders and mass copying by examinees during the ongoing middle and high school examinations has been reported from many of the 117 centres set up by the Board of School Education, Haryana, here and elsewhere in the district. However, the authorities here declined to make any comment.

Violence, arson outside exam centre
Faridabad: The police has booked at least 12 persons, mostly youths, in connection with the violence that erupted at an examination centre at Bahin village of the district yesterday. Several persons, including some policemen, had been injured and three vehicles were torched by the mob.

VAT: INLD gets another stick to beat BJP with
Panipat, April 5
The alacrity shown by the Om Prakash Chautala government in implementing the Value Added Tax (VAT) in Haryana is seen as another attempt to put its electoral ally, the BJP, on the defensive and erode its base among the trading community.

Haryana cops get mod devices
Sonepat, April 5
In order to keep pace with the changing technology the Haryana Police will be provided with breath analysers, radar guns, night cross belts, safety jackets, gloves, nose masks and night vision devices shortly. This will help check crime and regulate traffic.


Bhajan Lal demands release of BKU leader
Faridabad, April 5
Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief and former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal has asked the state government to release unconditionally the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Ghasi Ram Nain. He has alleged that the farming community and their leaders here are being harassed as the government wants to hide its `failure’ on this front.



Market committees suffer loss of Rs 21 lakh
Sonepat, April 5
It is not that only the farmers have suffered losses due to scanty rains, the market committees in Sonepat, Gohana and Ganaur have also suffered losses to the tune of Rs 21 lakh as market fees during the last kharif crop season.

Hike support price of wheat: BKU
Sonepat, April 5
Mr Hari Singh Khokhar, president of the state unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), has urged the central government to increase the support price of wheat and make adequate arrangements for its procurement during the current procurement season.

A forlorn father hopes to recover daughter
Panipat, April 5
The father of an allegedly abducted 12-year-old girl has lost hopes of recovering her daughter despite making repeated pleas to the Inspector-General of Police, Rohtak Range, the Superintendent of Police and the DSP of Panipat.

A school makes its mark in the region in one year 
Rewari, April 5
In the recent years, several English medium co-educational public schools have come up in the rural as well as urban areas of Rewari district. There are a number of such schools, which have the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabi, in Rewari, Dharuhera, Kosli, Bawal, Berli and other areas of the district.

Villagers rally for arrest of molester
Sonepat, April 5
A large number of villagers, including women held up traffic on the Gohana-Jind Road for several hours yesterday in protest against the failure of the police to arrest the culprits involved in a molestation case. They also held a demonstration in front of the office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate at Gohana town, about 35 km from here.

  • Two dozen houses razed
  • Theft of computers
  • Girl commits suicide
  • Workers’ threat

Martyr’s statue unveiled
Bhiwani, April 5
Unveiling the statue of martyr Ramesh Chander Yadav, who was killed during a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir, at village Dhani Biran, 15 km from here yesterday, Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, Member of Parliament, called upon the youth to maintain the unity and integrity of the country. Sepoy Ramesh Chander, son of Subedar Om Prakash Yadav, was serving with 22 Grenadier.

  • Youth killed in accident

Girls abducted from Gautam Budh Nagar
Noida, April 5
Two minor girls have been abducted from Gautam Budh Nagar. One of them was reportedly persuaded to elope by her class teacher.

  • Two die as tractor overturns
  • Sale of cut fruits banned

Woman ends life in CGO complex 
New Delhi, April 5
Brij Bala (47), an official in Paryavaran Bhawan in CGO complex reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the 8th floor of the building.

  • Two Anoop gang members held
  • Two cops in CBI net

The question of evil in man and its origin
he gruesome murder of twenty-four men, women and children in Pulwama district of Kashmir recently has brought home once again the reality of evil. Around midnight, 15 men in army fatigues descended on Narimarg village in Kulgam of Pulwama district of Kashmir. They forced the villagers to assemble for an identification parade. Shots were fired claiming 24 innocent lives.



Three houses looted on Loni border 
Ghaziabad, April 5
Three houses under the border checkpost area of Loni police station were targeted by four armed criminals yesterday. They robbed people of cash and jewellery worth thousands of rupees at gunpoint in three houses. Those who resisted were beaten up. The criminals even fired in the air to frighten the people.


Dalit students of Meerut medical college allege harassment
Meerut, April 5
Allegations of caste-based discrimination are reverberating on the Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College campus these days. Serious allegations are being levelled against the medical college top brass by the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students and employees.



Dr Asif AliThis doctor is their mid-air life support system
Businessman suffering from motor neuron disease flown from Delhi to Lahore
In a challenging task, the Department of Accidents and Emergency at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, carried out a marathon patient repatriation by airlifting a 52-year-old businessman suffering from Motor Neuron Disease from Delhi to Lahore via Dubai and Karachi.

  • Dentistry conference
  • Stretch mark lotion
  • Pain relieving pill

Ghaziabad on alert against ‘killer pneumonia’
Ghaziabad, April 5
Ghaziabad has been put on alert against the possible effects of the ‘killer pneumonia’, which has caused a panic all over the world.



Delhi Police record big win in Sood cricket
New Delhi, April 5
A strokeful unbeaten half century by Anil Rana (51 n o, 1x6, 6x4, 48b) and a fine all-round performance by Sanjay Verma (2 for 21 and 38 n o, 1x6, 7x4, 25b) helped Delhi Police crush Delhi Blues by nine wickets in the opening match of the 13th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sant Harchand Singh Llongowa Sports Complex on Saturday.

  • Shubham Club advance

  • KPMG beat Daksh

Ravinder posts easy win in wrestling
New Delhi, April 5
Ravinder of Nayabans Akhara beat Jitender of Nagal Akhara on points at 3-1 in a 42kg bout of the Delhi Amateur Wrestling Championship at the Border Security Force campus at Chhawla in New Delhi.

Amit Mishra bowls Shastri Club to victory
New Delhi, April 5
India recruit Amit Mishra unleashed a deadly bowling performance, claiming five wickets for 34 runs, to guide Lal Bahadur Shastri Club to victory against Bright Club in the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium on Saturday. Amit played a cameo for Shastri Club.

  • Onant Singh stars

AITA Super Series Junior Tennis from April 7
New Delhi, April 5
The inaugural All India Tennis Association (AITA) Super Series Junior Tennis Championship will be held at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association complex at Africa Avenue from April 7 to 12.


DM transferred in just two months
Noida, April 5
Mr Jatinder Kumar has been posted out as the Collector and District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar before he could complete even two months on the post.

Special cell to check cyber crime
Sonepat, April 5
The Haryana Police department has created a special cell to combat the cyber crime in the state. Stating this, Mr M S Malik, Director-General of Police Haryana told mediapersons here today that the department has already started providing training to the selected police officers so that they could check such crimes.

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