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Fate of 9 ‘highly unsafe’ buildings sealed
Devastating fire in Lajpat Nagar market
New Delhi, April 13
Property worth lakhs was gutted in a devastating fire that erupted in the Lajpat Nagar Central Market this evening even as the Delhi Fire Service blacklisted nine buildings in the Capital as highly unsafe.

Onus on govt to protect human rights: 
J S Verma
Noida, April 13
The former Supreme Court chief justice and former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Justice J S Verma, has said it is the duty and responsibility of the government and administration to safeguard human rights.
Performers at the festival of Baisakhi organised by the Thakurdwara Trust at the India International Centre Performers at the festival of Baisakhi organised by the Thakurdwara Trust at the India International Centre on Saturday. — Photo by Anil Sharma


Colleges give poor marks to grading system
Sonepat, April 13
The recent gradations of nearly six dozen colleges in Haryana by the teams of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) have evoked sharp reactions from many quarters including the scholars and educationists. There is a feeling abroad that the NAAC has done injustice in grading the colleges of high educational standards and reputed educational institutions.

Artificial disc offers spinal patient more movement
New Delhi, April 13
At one time or another, most people experience back pain, particularly those above 40. Medical research shows that a large section of the Indian population will develop spine-related problems during the course of their lifetime. Spine disease is more than a medical problem. It is an entire lifestyle problem. Pain and disability from spine pain can affect all aspects of one’s life.

Advani lauds teachings of Khalsa Panth
Sonepat, April 13
The Deputy Prime Minister and Union Home Minister, Mr L K Advani, today said that the need of the hour was character building when people were running after materialistic gains. No nation or culture can progress without good moral character and conduct, he said.

Giant ladoo for Bajrang Bali
New Delhi, April 13
This colossal offering will impress even the Lord Himself! Lord Hanuman is all set to be wooed by a giant ladoo weighing 3,100 kg. It will be presented to the deity on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on April 14 at Raghunath Temple, Krishna Nagar. The titanic ladoo is expected to make its way into the world records for its sheer size. It is for the first time that a ladoo of such dimensions is going to be presented to the lord. Secretary, Hanuman Jayanti Celebration Committee, Prakash Bihani said that the preparations for making the ladoo had been made well in advance.

A ladoo weighing 3,100 kg will be presented to the deity on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. — Photo by Anil Sharma
A ladoo weighing 3,100 kg will be presented to the deity on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti

Speeding car ends post-dinner stroll
Faridabad, April 13
At least four persons, including a young married woman, lost their lives in separate road mishaps in the district. Mrs Julie Bhatia, wife of Anil Bhatia of E-block of NH-2 area of NIT, was run over by a speeding car on Friday night.


‘INLD government anti-people’
Sonepat, April 13
The president of the Haryana Krishak Samaj and former chief of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Samsher Singh Surjewala has called the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, as ‘anti-people’.

‘Make the best of life’
New Delhi, April 13
Baba Hardev Singh, the leader of the Sant Nirankari Mission, said that human life is a rare opportunity and should not be wasted in negative thoughts and actions.
  • Ambedkar National Award
  • Spurious edible oil
  • Man commits suicide
  • SI robbed of revolver


One killed, 27 injured in vehicle collision 
New Delhi, April 13
One person was killed and 27 others injured when the vehicles in which they were travelling collided near Libaspur village, Samai Pur Badli in North West district this morning. The injured were admitted to the Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital and the Trauma Centre.

Man robbed of Rs 1.80 lakh 
Sonepat, April 13
Two motorcycle-borne youths reportedly snatched Rs 1.80 lakh from the car of Mr Ved Kundu, the owner of Kundu Tractors at Gohana Town, 35 km from here last evening. According to a report, the two are stated to be the friends of Mr Kundu, but have declined to return the money.


Here, hi-tech features come hand-in-hand with freebies
ntex technologies has launched their latest range of personal computers–the Mikado series, comprising of the Mikado Premium, Mikado Ultra and Mikado Classic. Mikado series comes not only with some of the hi-tech features of the 21st century but are bundled with freebies as special introductory offer.


It’s time schools said good riddance to junk food
unk the ‘junk food’ is the decree that health experts have compelled parents and now educators to adopt and implement. With the cases of diabetes and obesity in children on the rise, experts are warning against wrong eating habits.
  • Workshop for sports teachers
  • CBSE exams
  • A day at Prayas

Exploring the happiness within you
s I talk to you today about ‘The key to happiness’, don’t you think we have become so busy with our everyday activities, we hardly get time to think about happiness. Much less, we don’t even enjoy things, which God has blessed us with.

Hindi paper in board matriculation examination cancelled 
Sonepat, April 13
The Board of School Education Haryana has ordered the cancellation of the Hindi paper in the matriculation examinations, following the detection of mass-copying by the examinees at a centre in Ganaur town in this district.


‘Ads send wrong messages to impressionable minds’
Drug addicts can be weaned away by love and compassion and not by condemning them or shooing them away. This was stated by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shushma Swaraj.


Fitness key to sporting excellence
New Delhi, April 13
With the winners “take home all” becoming the norm rather than an exception, and the second best getting no second look, sports medicine and fitness have acquired an altogether different connotation among the sports fraternity. 

DDA to hold athletic trials
New Delhi, April 13
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will hold selection trials to pick athletes in the under-16 and under-18 age groups (boys and girls) for its Athletics Promotion Scheme for 2003, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on May 4 (Sunday) at 7 am.

DDA get past Teri in badminton
New Delhi, April 13
Hosts Teri ‘B’ were handed out a 0-2 drubbing by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in the third Teri Badminton Tournament. DDA then beat Siemens to coast into the semi-final. The tournament was inaugurated by former junior national champion and presently chief of the Delhi State badminton team Malwinder Dillon.

Nine teams for U-21 North Zone soccer tourney
New Delhi, April 13
Nine teams from Northern States will vie for top honours in the 12th Under-21 National Football Championship (North Zone qualifying round) to be held at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh from April 27 from May 7.

Umesh spins Sahara to victory
New Delhi, April 13
Left-arm spinner Umesh Chaudhary spun a deadly web around Gush Club to guide Air Sahara to a thrilling two-wicket, last-ball victory in the 13th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground. Umesh Chaudhary was rewarded with the Pepsi man of the match award for his fine bowling spell.

S B Youth down Sunheri Club
New Delhi, April 13
S B Youth trounced Sunheri Club by 52 runs in a Group A League match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti NDCA League at the Siri Fort Sports Complex ground. Virender Bisht produced a devastating spell of 5 for 22 to star in S B Youth’s victory. This was S B Youth’s second successive victory in the tournament.

Chandan, Firasat shine
New Delhi, April 13
Deadly bowling of 6 for 35 by Chandan Kumar and a century by Firasat Ali helped RCN Club beat Essex Farms by 39 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA Super League at the Jamia Milia ground.

Saurabh  bowls Dogra Academy  to victory
New Delhi, April 13
A devastating bowling spell of 6 for 13 by Saurabh Srivastava and a dashing knock of 92 by Eklabya Divedi enabled East Point Sumit Dogra Academy defeat Hans Raj Academy by eight wickets in a league match of the first All-India GMCA Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Nehru Stadium ground. 


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