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MHA rapped for holding up Delhi Police revamp
New Delhi, April 9
Holding the government responsible for not acting on certain recommendations submitted by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) on modernisation and manpower recommendations of the Delhi Police, a parliamentary panel has pulled up the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), saying that it reflected “clear ambivalence” on the part of the government.

Jhandewalan Mandir during the Navratra Puja in the Capital on Wednesday.
GLITTERING VIEW: Jhandewalan Mandir during the Navratra Puja in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Panipat district courts: A happy-hunting ground for criminals
Panipat, April 9
The gunning down of the notorious gangster Kuldip Kalwa in police custody on the district courts premises yesterday has once again exposed chinks in the court security.

What’s in a name
What’s in a name: Anil Kapoor during the launch of his film Allwyn Kalicharan, a production of Tutu Sharma and directed by Anurag Kashyap in Noida on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Illegal migrants: And they lived happily ever after
Ghaziabad, April 9
Despite Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani’s directions to weed out Bangladeshis the district administration and police have drawn a blank in nabbing and deporting a large number of Bangladeshis living illegally in this district.

Doctor told to foot Rs 2.35 lakh bill
Noida, April 9
A doctor has been ordered to pay Rs 2.35 lakh to a patient whose foot was amputated at Prayag Hospital, Sector 41, Noida, due to the doctor’s negligence.

With a fat chance of slimming down, girl shoots self
Noida, April 9
Obesity drove a college student to shoot herself dead with her father’s licensed revolver in Dadri on Monday evening.

Examiners may soon need help of handwriting experts
Rohtak, April 9
Holding appellant Rajesh Kumar guilty of adopting unfair means in the examination, the Additional District Judge, Dr Shiva Sharma, has also criticised the respondent Maharshi Dayanand University for its insensitive attitude towards students.

HC tells NCERT to make books available
New Delhi, April 9
Taking a serious view of the reported shortage of books brought out by the NCERT, the Delhi High Court today directed the council to make its publications available in the market to meet the needs of students for the current academic year.


Low recovery of mustard crop worries farmers
Faridabad, April 9
While the government agencies have started purchasing wheat at various mandis in the district, some farmers in the region seem to be worried about the low recovery of mustard crop this year.

National Highway puts town residents, road users in a jam 
Panipat, April 9
The National Highway, which passes right through the middle of Panipat town, has put the town residents and road users in a jam. The reason: Frequent and chaotic traffic, mainly in the four-kilometre stretch within the municipal limits.

Post office refuses to pay interest on Rs 5 cr panchayat deposit
Sonepat, April 9
Payment of interest on a one-year fixed deposit has become a bone of contention between the Development and Panchayat Department and the main post office, Sonepat. The post office authorities have refused to pay the interest contending that the amount deposited by the panchayat of village Joshi Chauhan was an institutional amount and the payment of interest on such amounts had been banned since 1995.

Rs 200 crore worth projects for Gurgaon nearing completion
Gurgaon, April 9
Various projects undertaken by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) costing around Rs 200 crore in the city are near completion. The HUDA administrator, Mr Mehtab Singh Sehrawat, informed that the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakesh Chautala, would soon inaugurate the cricket stadium, built by the HUDA in Sector 38 with a capacity of 25,000.

With choked drains and litter all around, Sonepat’s name is mud!
Sonepat, April 9
Sonepat, an industrial township and a district headquarters is fast earning notoriety for poor civic services. Heaps of garbage, choked drains and sewers and poor streetlighting in the interiors spoil the image of this city.

Pamma flays serving of langar to political rallyists
New Delhi, April 9
The national president of the National Akali Dal, Mr Paramjit Singh Pamma, today criticised the decision of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) of distributing langar to those participating in political rallies in the Capital and seeking a subsidy on cooking gas cylinders from the government on this plea.

MTNL fault rate highest
New Delhi, April 9
The fault rate in the Delhi unit of MTNL was highest as compared to other units in the metros, the Lok Sabha was informed today. The fault rate in Delhi is 19.99 followed by Kolkata with 12, Chennai with 11.2 and Mumbai with 10.31, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sumitra Mahajan told the House.

Wheat arrival picks up in Sonepat grain market 
Sonepat, April 9
Wheat arrival has started in the grain market of the city and the officials of the procurement agencies are purchasing it at the support price from the farmers who bring their produce to the markets.

New date for cancelled matric exams 
Faridabad, April 9
The Haryana State Education Board rescheduled some of the papers which had been cancelled due to mass copying, from April 10, for the matric and middle classes. The papers were to be held between April 5 and 9 at various centres.

Health centre on paper
New Delhi, April 9
Even more than one year after the inauguration of a primary health centre at Sector-7 in Pushap Vihar, Saket, the centre is yet to be functional. After much resentment and agitation by the residents recently, some health workers of the malaria department have started sitting there. Interestingly, they have nothing to do with this centre.


Mahabharata will now jostle for space with Paradise Lost 
The English Department of Delhi University has finally departed from the Eurocentric syllabus to include not just world literature, but more significantly, Indian literature. Come July and students of MA English will be pouring over Mahabharata as over Ramanujam’s poetry. “The syllabus will include literature as ancient as Mahabharata and as contemporary as the poetry of Ramanujam.
Mahabharata will form part of the English 
Literature syllabus in Delhi University.
Mahabharata will form part of the English
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Ganga Ram Hospital Founder’s Day on April 13 
New Delhi, April 9
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is celebrating its 49th Founder’s Day on the April 13. The hospital, which was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, will organise cultural events and an annual oratory programme to mark the occasion.


Mahesh guides Youngsters to final in SAIL Trophy 
New Delhi, April 9
A responsible unbeaten knock of 87, laced with seven boundaries, by Mahesh Rawat helped Youngsters upset star-studded Indian Airlines by four wickets and move into the final of the 13th SAIL Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar. Mahesh Rawat was named the man of the match.

Amardeep stars in Gush Club’s win
New Delhi, April 9
An all-round performance by Amardeep (3 for 20 and 32) enabled Gush Club defeat Inborn Cricketers by four wickets and entered the pre-quarter-final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, Khalsa College ground, on Wednesday.

Delhi umpires for Ranji semis
New Delhi, April 9
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Delhi umpires K Hariharan and Devendra Sharma for the Ranji Trophy semi-final match between Baroda and Mumbai, to be played at Baroda from April 25.

J N Golden upstage Young Cricketers
New Delhi, April 9
Dashing knocks by Udai Bhan (61) and Abhishek Bhandari (47) helped J N Golden beat Young Cricketers by 64 runs in a DDCA Super League A-II Division match at the Jamia Milia ground.

Bharat National Academy storm into semis
New Delhi, April 9
Sameer Khurana’s all-round show (30 and 4 for 48) and a devastating bowling performance by Rahul Pandey (4 for 21) enabled the Bharat National Cricket Academy (BNCA) defeat Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad by 65 runs and entered the semi-final of the first All-India GMCA Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Nehru Stadium in Ghaziabad. Sameer was declared the man of the match.

16 players recommended for monthly stipend
Rohtak, April 9
Campus Sports Committee (Sports Stipends Award Sub Committee) of the M.D. University has recommended the names of sixteen players for monthly stipends, who brought laurels during the session 2002-2003.


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