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Modern School branches evacuated 
after bomb scare
New Delhi, April 16
The Modern School authorities went into a tizzy after two calls were received by them this morning about the presence of bombs in the two branches on Barakhamba Road and Humayun Road.
Anxious students cool their heels outside Modern School at Barakhamba Road in the Capital Anxious students cool their heels outside Modern School at Barakhamba Road in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo

SC sends NOIDA officer to jail for contempt
New Delhi, April 16
The Supreme Court has sentenced NOIDA’s senior officer, S C Pabreja, to seven days’ imprisonment, holding him guilty of contempt of court for filing a “false” affidavit before it regarding allotment of plots to the members of a housing society in Sector 42 of the locality.

Honey Kalaria
Honey Kalaria (Dancer, actress, pop singer, business woman) posing for shutterbugs in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Textbooks will be given on time: NCERT
New Delhi, April 16
With parents and students expressing concern over the non-availability of books, the NCERT has issued a statement assuring that textbooks for school students will be delivered on time.

Condemned to a rough ride, but still in use 
Faridabad, April 16
Outdated vehicles, which ought to have been declared condemned, are still a part of the fleet of official vehicles of the state government machinery here. This has resulted not only in frequent breakdowns but increase in the expenses required for their upkeep.

Father poisons kids, leaves suicide note to fool cops
Ghaziabad, April 16
Salim, who had poisoned his four children to death on the night of April 13 after a fight with his wife, in Shahid Nagar area of Sahibabad, was reportedly a whimsical and imbalanced person.

Fears fuel vegetable prices
New Delhi, April 16
Fears of short supplies of essential commodities due to the truckers’ strike have led to a spurt in the prices of fruits and vegetables despite their adequate availability, badly hitting the common man.

Bid to hush up gang rape case?
The Rai police are allegedly hushing up a gang rape case. The victim belongs to Jajal Tonki village in this district. According to a report, the woman had stepped outside her house on the night of April 11 when she was waylaid by four youths of the village. She was taken to a deserted place and raped. When she resisted and tried to raise an alarm, she was beaten up.


NCP dreaming of forming secular front
Sonepat, April 16
The national general-secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Mr Tariq Anwar, has announced that his party would form a united front of non-communal and secular parties at the national and the state levels for dislodging the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. He said the BJP-led NDA government had failed on all fronts.



Operation Speed Breaker launched 
Panipat, April 16
Failure of its past special operations notwithstanding, the police today initiated another special operation against traffic violators. Launched on the orders of the DGP, Mr M.S. Malik, the special operation called ‘Operation Speed Breaker’ is aimed at tightening the noose around the traffic violators on the national highways. The month-long operation will continue till May 15.

Illegal vendors thriving with official blessings
Panipat, April 16
Unauthorized vendors supplying sub-standard eatables on platforms and trains with the ‘blessing’ of railway authorities and law enforcement agencies have mushroomed at the Panipat Railway Station. This has not only put the health of the passengers at risk but adversely affected the reputation of the pantry car contractors and authorized vendors.

Devotion is the hotline to god: Baba Hardev
Sonepat, April 16
The head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj has said that devotion linked man with God and it would begin only after knowing the Almighty. He said since God was pure, only devotion free from motives would produce bliss.

Delhi Fire Service personnel giving a demonstration of firefighting techniques during the Fire Service Week
Delhi Fire Service personnel giving a demonstration of firefighting techniques during the Fire Service Week at KG Marg in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

Sonepat truckers plying only within state 
Sonepat, April 16
The truckers in Sonepat district are reportedly playing safe as they have been operating within the state. Though no booking is being made for an out-of-state carriages. The strike has entered the third day today.

Charas worth lakhs seized
Sonepat, April 16
A party of the Sadar police station conducted a surprise raid at a house of an influential person at Tharu village about seven km from here yesterday and seized as many as seven kg of charas worth several lakhs of rupees. The owner of the house had a nexus allegedly with the senior police officers at the district headquarters.
  • Shopkeeper robbed
  • Four children injured
  • Park encroachments

Four firemen suffer burn injuries
New Delhi:
Four firemen and an official of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) were injured in a fire that broke out in a chemical factory in Okhla Industrial Area in south district this afternoon.


Kerosene trader burnt to death 
New Delhi, April 16
Vipin Kumar (45), a kerosene trader was reportedly burnt to death by his servant inside the shop in Masjid Moth area of Chitranjan Park last evening. The suspect, Hare Ram, is absconding.

Man attacks wife, paramour 
Sonepat, April 16
A woman and her alleged paramour have reportedly been attacked and injured seriously by her husband who suspected illicit relations between the two during his confinement in jail. Both the injured have been shifted to LNJP Hospital in Delhi by the health authorities of the local civil hospital.

Dadri history-sheeter killed
Ghaziabad, April 16
Dhiraj, a history-sheeter of Dadri wanted in the murder of Manoj, cousin of MLA Madan Bhaya, was first abducted and later done to death, it is learnt. Mussori police have recovered his body from Ikala village last night with a gunshot wound near his head.

Youth kidnapped in land dispute


Hygiene is a rotten word in JNU hostels
Rotten vegetables, spoilt meat, sauces that have crossed the permissible shelf life, this was the menu at the Mandavi and Mahi hostels in Jawahar Lal Nehru University until a few days ago. The mess run by a private contractor appointed by the administration was unsanitary to say the least, vouch the residents of these hostels.

Fungus-ridden chicken, fly-infested fried paneer... have your pick.
Fungus-ridden chicken, fly-infested fried paneer... have your pick
  • Digital film-making
  • Prize distribution
  • Helpline for IIT aspirants
  • US recognition for IELTS
  • IMT convocation


WFH sweats blood to help patients of haemophilia 
New Delhi, April 16
April 17 is celebrated as the World Haemophilia Day. The day being the birthday of Frank Schnabel who formed the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) in 1963 and was its first president and chief executive officer. Himself suffering from haemophilia, Schnabel carried on a lifelong struggle to make a better life for people suffering from haemophilia.


Akash Malhotra guides FCI to victory
New Delhi, April 16
An excellent all-round performance by Akash Malhotra, who, in a devastating bowling spell, claimed five wickets for 23 runs off just seven overs and then struck an unbeaten 52 off 82 balls with two fours guided Food Corporation of India (FCI) to a five-wicket victory against Rohtak Road Gymkhana in the 13th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Wednesday.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Club post big victory
New Delhi, April 16
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club trounced Delhi Blues by 81 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Bharat Nagar ground.


Licences of 3 arhtias to be cancelled 
Sonepat, April 16
The District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSC), Mr P.K. Sharma is reported to have recommended the cancellation of the licences of three arhtias of Biswan Meel purchasing centre in this district, following the detection of irregularities and malpractices in the packing of gunny bags with the procured wheat.


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