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Slum dwellers’ world ends in smoke while govt fiddles
Noida, April 6
The blaze in Sector 44 jhuggi cluster in Noida on April 3 was an act of arson or the result of an accident, the controversy rages on even three days after some 500 jhuggis had been gutted. However, the stubborn fact is that once again the world of jhuggi dwellers turned topsy-turvy.

Two shot in Khurja danse macabre
Ghaziabad, April 6
It was a night of danse macabre, enacted by four heavily armed criminals at Mohalla Pirzadan in Khurja yesterday. They first dragged one person out of his house and shot him dead in the bazaar and then shot another person Mohd Umar, who had witnessed the crime, some 100 metres away at a crossing.

Duo rob jeweller of ornaments worth 
Rs 8 lakh
New Delhi, April 6
Two motorcycle-borne armed assailants robbed gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 8 lakh from a jeweller in Kashmere Gate last night while he was returning home after buying the ornaments from the Chandni Chowk wholesale market.


  • Bid to kidnap businessman

Run for Health: Participants at the Real Active Nike Health Run 2003 on the eve of World Health Day in the Capital on Sunday. Photo by Anil Sharma
Run for Health: Participants at the Real Active Nike Health Run 2003 on the eve of World Health Day in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Anil Sharma

MDU asked to take care of its own students
Rohtak, April 6
Setting aside the order passed by a local court, Mr R. S. Bahmani, Additional District Judge, has directed Maharshi Dayanand University to give admission to a student to the BEd (regular) course in 2002-03 session.

Computer company cheats students; hauled up
New Delhi, April 6
A Delhi court has summoned Pentasoft Technologies Ltd, offering various computer courses throughout the country, for shutting down a centre without giving prior information.

  • Undertrials’ escape: Dy Jail Superintendent suspended

Bonny Babies: Daler Mehendi and MLA Mukesh Sharma with children at the Health Mela organised by Kalra Hospital at Punjabi Bagh on Sunday.
Bonny Babies: Daler Mehendi and MLA Mukesh Sharma with children at the Health Mela organised by Kalra Hospital at Punjabi Bagh on Sunday.

An open sesame to the well-being of children
New Delhi, April 6
Health experts and the academic society have long been expressing concern over the need to protect children from violence and habits that are detrimental to their physical as well as mental well-being. And this is precisely why the theme of this year’s World Health Day is: Healthy Environment and Children.

Yet another Devi Lal statue unveiled
Palwal (Faridabad), April 6
A full-size statue of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal was unveiled at a park proposed to be developed in his name on the National Highway here today on the occasion of the second death anniversary of the late leader.


Fodder shortage: Rethink on combine harvesters
Sonepat, April 6
The cattle owners in the district have been facing an acute shortage of fodder for the past six months. The coming harvesting season also may not change this scenario. This is primarily attributed to the increased use of combine harvesters. Farmers here are having second thoughts on using combine harvesters this season.

President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Gold Trophy to CMD of NTPC C. P. Jain for ‘Scope Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management in the Institutional Category for 2000-2001
President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Gold Trophy to CMD of NTPC C. P. Jain for ‘Scope Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management in the Institutional Category for 2000-2001’ in the Capital.

Rs 10.57 crore for water supply schemes
Sonepat, April 6
The Haryana Government has taken a series of measures to augment the drinking water supply system in the urban and rural areas of Sonepat district. Stating this, Deputy Commissioner Balwan Singh told mediapersons here today that Rs 10.57 crore had been allocated for laying pipelines and construction of tubewells in this city. The work was still in progress and would be completed soon. On the completion of this work, the residents would get 70 litres water per head per day, he added.

Principal dies after taking liquor
Noida, April 6
The Principal of a public school in Baraula under the Sector 49 police station reportedly died after taking a peg of rum on Friday night. Another young man, rushed to hospital in a serious condition, is struggling for his life. The police have sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

Delhi company recruits eight from Gaur Brahman campus
Rohtak, April 6
As many as eight third year students of Bachelor in Computer Application course being run by Gaur Brahman Degree College here were selected for job by a Delhi-based firm, ‘Says Netsoft’, after a campus interview held in the college complex yesterday.

  • Police custody for Four thieves

HUJ to hold conferences on right to information
Rohtak, April 6
The Haryana Union of Journalists will organise conferences in all four commissionerates in the state under its ongoing campaign for creating awareness regarding the issue of right to information. Demanding immediate notification of the Freedom of Information Act by the central government, the state executive of the HUJ called on the state government to bring its own legislation on this issue at a meeting held here this afternoon.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the inauguration of the daylong perfect health parade at Raj Ghat
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the inauguration of the daylong perfect health parade at Raj Ghat on Sunday. — Photo by Anil Sharma

DGP seeks public help in solving cases
Sonepat, April 6
The Haryana Director General of Police, Mr M. S. Malik, exhorted the people to extend their whole-hearted co-operation to the police in the investigation of criminal cases.

Reserved seats to be increased
Sonepat, April 6
As a result of delimitation of Assembly constituencies in Haryana, the number of reserved seats would increase from 17 to 18. According to a report, this information has been given in a circular issued by the Secretary of the Delimitation Commission to 10 associate members, i.e. five MPs and five MLAs of Haryana.

Man has miraculous escape
A 50-year-old person travelling in a train from Madhya Pradesh to Delhi had a miraculous escape after he fell from a moving train today. The incident took place at about 12 noon when the passenger, identified as Lattha Ram of Raigarh district, was trying to board the train after he had alighted at old Faridabad Railway station to drink water.

L-G appeals for developing trans-Yamuna area
New Delhi, April 6
The Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, today appealed to the Trans Yamuna Development Board to take a big initiative for the development of the area in spite of development at micro level.

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for rape, murder
Bhiwani, April 6
A local court has sentenced an accused to life imprisonment on account of raping and murdering a minor girl. According to the prosecution, the accused, Bhim Singh of Dudhwa village, had allegedly abducted a nine-year-old girl and raped her in the field in the year 2000. He later throttled the girl to death and threw the body into a well.

  • Rs 1.20 lakh looted

  • MC clerk suspended

  • Man gets 10-year RI

  • Raids On Medical Stores

March for health held in the Capital
New Delhi, April 6
Flagging off the march for health at Raj Ghat on Sunday morning, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the Government of NCT of Delhi had taken steps to provide safe drinking water, keeping the environment clean and putting an end to unhealthy practices of tobacco chewing, smoking and consumption of alcohol.

  • Polio drops administered

  • Award for travel agency


Stabbed to death for refusing to shake hands
New Delhi, April 6
Rai Singh (70), a vagabond, reportedly stabbed to death Chand Mohammad, 40, when the latter refused to shake hands with him. The victim was a resident of Patparganj and worked as a parcel packer in the Suiwalan area of the walled city. The incident took place yesterday when the victim was going to his workplace.

  • Kidnap case worked out

  • Three held for robbery


This timeless and universal fabric offers new options to women
EPE Jeans has come up with its Spring Summer collection 2003. According to Chetan Shah of Pepe Jeans, “Denims are timeless, and are just very universal right now. It is a fabric that never ceases to infuse a sense of youth and innovation. And that’s what the latest collection has to offer.”

  • Ice factor
  • Home wonder
  • Versatile speakers
  • Home tool kits
  • Arctic flowers
  • Energy package
  • Beating the heat in style
  • Colour effects
  • Fastrack for men
  • Complete home appliances
  • Sharper images
  • Lifespring

NCCE overall champions in Synergy - 2003
Panipat, April 6
Nemi Chand College of Engineering, Israna, bagged the overall championship at the two-day national level cultural and technical festival, ‘Synergy - 2003’, which concluded on the college premises on Saturday evening.

A child dressed up for the Baby Show at Kidstown
A child dressed up for the Baby Show at Kidstown.

Graduation ceremony, an occasion of unbarred bliss
graduation ceremony is always a moment of a déjà vu combined with just the necessary amount of nostalgia, however, if it is a ceremony of four-year-olds, the occasion is unbarred bliss.

  • New branch of Kidstown

  • Theme for a dream

  • Annual Day

  • Sports Day

  • Innovative games

Ensuring a healthy future for our children
truth that is “universal” and one can never tire of repeating is ‘Health is Wealth’. The touchstone of true education is the “well-being” of a pupil and its aim is to help children grow into healthy, enlightened citizens, with a high self-esteem and the ability to receive and contribute richly to their environment, society and nation.


Sunil pins down Sandeep in close bout
New Delhi, April 6
Sunil of Badri Akhara pinned down Sandeep of Guru Hanuman Akhara after a close fight to score a narrow 5-4 points victory in a 66kg free style bout of the Delhi Amateur Wrestling Championship at the Border Security Force campus at Chhawla in New Delhi.

Sonnet shock IA, enter final
New Delhi, April 6
A devastating 4 for 24 bowling performance by leg-spinner Chetanya Nanda and dashing knocks by Mayank Sidana (60) and Saket Bhatia (50 n o) helped Sonnet Club stun Indian Airlines by five wickets and enter the final of the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Tara Devi Mathur Trophy, organised by Young Friends Club, at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.

Manan Sharma spins a deadly web
New Delhi, April 6
Left-arm spinner Manan Sharma spun a deadly web around Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy batsmen to claim five wickets conceding a measly ten runs and guide Sonnet Club to a 20-run victory in a league match of the first Dr Hedgewar Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Rashtriya Swabhiman Khel Parisahd ground. Manan was named the man of the match.

12 teams for Ghaziabad Cricket
New Delhi, April 6
Twelve prominent teams will participate in the first Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy Under-14 Cricket Tournament, which began on Sunday, with a match between hosts GMCA and Delhi Public School at the Nehru Cricket Stadium, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. Ghaziabad Development Authority Chairman Prashant Trivedi inaugurated the tournament.

Bharat Rishi shines for Najafgarh Sports Club
New Delhi, April 6
An all-round performance by Bharat Rishi (3 for 27 and 52 n o) and deadly bowling of 3 for 19 by Manwinder Singh helped Najafgarh Sports Club beat Khera Club by three wickets in the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground. Bharat Rishi was named the man of the match. The cameo by Bharat Rishi went in vain.

  • ABN Amro Bank win


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