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Metro may end at Dwarka doorstep
New Delhi, April 10
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is finalising a DDA proposal to extend the Barakhambha Road-Dwarka corridor to Dwarka, so that people residing in that area do not have to use additional transport to catch the Metro.

Master of hoax calls wanted to fix business rivals
New Delhi, April 10
The South district police today claimed to have arrested a person from the Sainik Farms area who had been making hoax calls to implicate his business adversaries. Interestingly, his adversaries were involved in a flesh trade in the Capital and he had fallen out with them.

Making a point Making a point: Schoolgirls take a break from their protest march against the US attack on Iraq, organised by the Church of North India (Synodical Board of Social Services), at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Congress councillor Hiren Tokas
Congress councillor Hiren Tokas who was arrested by the CBI yesterday in a corruption case. — Tribune Photo

MCDgate: Opposition seeks probe into school desk purchases
New Delhi, April 10
The opposition leader in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and member of the all-powerful standing committee, Mr Vijender Gupta, has demanded an inquiry into an alleged financial fraud involving purchase of school desks worth Rs 2.34 crore.

Faridabad infested with the deadly anopheles
Faridabad, April 10
The threat of a malaria outbreak is looming over Faridabad and nearby areas. The situation has taken a turn for the worse due to an unprecedented increase in the number of mosquitoes infesting the area. Incidentally, the incidence of malaria is also unusually high at this time of the year.

Bid to reoccupy land by installing Ambedkar’s statue
Noida, April 10
Having failed to wrangle any advantage, even after holding a demonstration outside the Noida administration office on Tuesday, the mafia, said to be behind the jhuggi settlements, has come up with another clever ploy to reoccupy the land in Sector 44 from which they have been ousted.

Panel to vet records of private  hospitals
New Delhi, April 10
The government today informed the Delhi High Court that it has constituted a committee to look into the records of private hospitals and nursing homes, which have been provided land free of cost or at concessional rates on the condition of facilitating free treatment to poor.

Changes in MDU datesheet
Rohtak, April 10
The Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has made some changes in the annual examination date-sheet to avoid clash of some papers. The time and centre of all these examinations will remain unchanged.


DLF has put up smokescreen to escape CBI dragnet: HVP
Gurgaon, April 10
The management of the DLF Universal Ltd, in the eye of the storm on account of the reported DDA scam, has also come in for attack from the local unit of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP).

Water harvesting paying dividends in South Delhi 
New Delhi, April 10
The depleting ground water level in Delhi has been a matter of grave concern. But after a year’s experiment on water harvesting projects, the Central Ground Water Authority has announced surprising results of increase of water levels in many parts of the city.

Wheat procurement: Well-to-do farmers may opt to sell in Delhi market
Rohtak, April 10
The various government procurement agencies will begin the purchase of wheat in the district from the auspicious day of Baisakhi (April 14). The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav told NCR Tribune that the district administration has made elaborate arrangement to ensure timely and smooth purchase of the grain during the current procurement season.

Activists from the National Human Rights Council burn an effigy of Salman Khan in protest against his misconduct
FIERY PROTEST: Activists from the National Human Rights Council burn an effigy of Salman Khan in protest against his misconduct at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Army hiring DTC buses to transport students
New Delhi, April 10
The Army is hiring buses from the Delhi Transport Corporation to meet the shortfall in the requirement of buses for carrying children to schools in the wake of the recent accident involving one of its trucks carrying schoolchildren, the Lok Sabha was told today.

Arrest of journalist deplored, immediate release sought 
Rohtak, April 10
Journalists deplored the arrest of a Kaithal-based reporter of a Hindi daily on Tuesday under the Harijan Act and demanded his immediate release at a meeting held here this evening.

CBI inquiry demanded into building collapse
Rohtak, April 10
The Haryana Congress has demanded a CBI inquiry into the collapse of a multi-storey building at Bahadurgarh recently. In a statement here today, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former minister and spokesman, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, alleged that the administration had been trying to shield certain Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and BJP leaders, who were involved in the construction of this unauthorised building on National Highway 10.

Advani to visit Sonepat
Sonepat, April 10
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L K Advani, is visiting the ashram of Guru Maa on the National Highway No. 1 between Murthal and Ganaur in the district on April 13. According to a report, Mr Advani will be the chief guest on the concluding day of the three-day spiritual conference being organised in the ashram. The Union Labour Minister, Mr Saheb Singh Verma, will preside over the function.

One killed in accident
Bhiwani, April 10
One person was killed while another injured seriously in a road accident on the Buwani Khera-Tosham Road today. The injured has been admitted to civil hospital. According to a report, Satish of Buwani Khera and Manjeet of Mundhal village were returning to Tosham from Buwani Khera on a scooter when it collided with an unidentified vehicle.
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Traffic arrangements for Ramnavami Shobha Yatra today
New Delhi, April 10
The Delhi Traffic police have made elaborate traffic arrangements in view of a Shobha Yatra on the occasion of Ram Janmostava and Ramnavami tomorrow scheduled from the Ramlila Maidan to Gangeshwar Dham Ajmal Khan Park.

Jhajjar pays homage to soldier
A 21-year-old son of Ladpur village here sacrificed his life while fighting the enemy across the border in Batalik sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The body of Ashok Kumar was consigned to flames in his native village today amid an emotional scene.


Murderous attack on two Loni youths
Loni (Ghaziabad), April 10
Four criminals, including two of Delhi, have been named in a murderous attack on two persons who were returning home after irrigating their farms in Loni. One of the youths, received a gun shot injury in stomach. Old enmity has been cited as the cause of the incident. Four persons, including two residents of Gopalpuri, Delhi, have been named in the report lodged with the police.

One killed while crossing road
Sonepat, April 10
One person was killed on the spot when he was hit by an unknown vehicle on G T Road near Bhigan village about 10 km from here last night. According to a report, the victim’s body has not been identified so far and it has been sent to the local civil hospital for a post-mortem. He was crossing the road when the accident occurred.

Four robbers held


Industrial units on a powder-keg
Sonepat, April 10
Even as the Kundli belt has developed into a leading industrial township during the past three decades, it has remained without a fire station. In case of any fire incident, the owners of the industries of this area are dependent on the fire fighting services from Sonepat, which is located nearly 25 km from the area.


Kalwa case accused in judicial remand
Mr Rajinder Goel, Duty Magistrate, today remanded Prakash, one of the accused in the Kuldip Kalwa murder case, to five days’ judicial remand. Prakash was reportedly arrested last night. The police had booked Prakash and Durjand, both members of the Surinder Kala gang, on the statement of Mr Jagdish, an ASI, who was in charge of the security of Kuldip on the day the gangster was killed on the court premises here.


Graphic images of urban life through the eyes of a photographer
One can find the reality in his awe-inspiring photographs. Meet Sandeep Biswas, whose first solo exhibition scheduled to held in the Capital from April 13, titled ‘Reflections’, is a glaring example. ‘Reflection’ - the photographic works, which he had done in Japan during his Japan Foundation Fellowship term, is a remarkable collection.

One of the photographic works by Sandeep Biswas on Japanese urban life.
One of the photographic works by Sandeep Biswas on Japanese urban life
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Sonnet sail into SAIL Trophy final
New Delhi, April 10
Sonnet played to a planned script with Iresh Saxena producing a memorable bowling spell as they crushed Golden Hawks by eight wickets to sail into the final of the 13th SAIL Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar.

Raman, Manish shine in South Delhi’s victory
New Delhi, April 10
Dashing batting performances by Raman Ghai (83, 1x6, 8x4, 84b) and Manish Chawla (55, 3x4, 77b) enabled South Delhi Colts beat Delhi Development Authority (DDA) by 54 runs and entered the final of the 13th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Thursday.

Karan Rai hits ton for Modern School
New Delhi, April 10
An electrifying century by Karan Rai and a devastating bowling spell of 6 for 41 by Jaspreet Singh helped Modern School, Barakhamba Road defeat A R Gymkhana by 153 runs in the first All-India Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Ghaziabad.

Sagar Bhargava slams century
New Delhi, April 10
A fine century by Sagar Bhargava (110, 15x4), a brilliant 98 off 60 balls by Vikram and deadly bowling of 5 for 15 by Krishan Shokeen helped Ganga School beat Cambridge Foundation School by 72 runs in the Pankaj Jain Memorial Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharti School ground, Pitampura. Sagar Bhargava was named the man of the match.

Vijay Kumar deadly
New Delhi, April 10
Deadly bowling by Vijay Kumar (4 for 18) and an unbeaten knock of 56 by Ravinder Rawat helped All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) beat G M Academy by eight wickets in the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.


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