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Jan Sunwai gives piece of mind to stone-deaf MCD
New Delhi, April 17
The MCD has been asked to display at its local office a copy of any contract or civil work that is to be executed in the national Capital. This recommendation is the outcome of the nation’s first-ever Jan Sunwai.

SCENT OF A WOMAN: Models and fashion designers at the launch of the first perfumery store, Kunchals,
in the Captial. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A fiery menace stalks Sonepat’s wheat fields
Sonepat, April 17
Despite all precautions, there is no let-up in the incidents of fire in wheat fields. Every day reports of such fires keep trickling in from one village or the other. It is believed that wheat crop in hundreds of acres is destroyed every year on account of such incidents.

A fireman gives a demonstration of his techniques at Shastri Park metro service station in the Capital on Friday.
A fireman gives a demonstration of his techniques at Shastri Park metro service station in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Fee-faw-fum … A village lives in dread of a spook
Ghaziabad, April 17
A ghost stalking the people of a sleepy hamlet in this hi-tech age may appear to be the stuff a Bollywood thriller is made of. But as dusk falls and silence descends inhabitants of Shanti Vihar in Chamri village near Hapur say they have been feeling the presence of a ghost who has reportedly been haunting the place for over two months now.

Power co told to cough up Rs 2.31 lakh to consumers
New Delhi, April 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (North), disposing 21 cases in a common order, has ordered the North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) to pay Rs 2.31 lakh to 21 aggrieved complainants who were denied direct power connection and installation of meters despite paying the charges over four years ago.

DDA accused of choking 2,000 trees
New Delhi, April 17
The Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) has accused the DDA of causing the starvation of nearly 2,000 trees in the Capital’s Nehru Place Greens. The PBC has alleged the trees that were planted by the company aided by the citizens were being neglected by the DDA and the trees were dying for want of water and requisite care.

Youth shot dead at railway crossing
Ghaziabad, April 17
A man of Maliwara Mohalla, Ghaziabad, was shot dead by two car-borne criminals at noon at a railway crossing near the new Ghaziabad railway station.

3 more DDA scam accused arrested

New Delhi
The CBI arrested three more accused in the DDA scam today, taking the total number of arrests to 11. While Yashpal Manocha, a partner in the APY Builders, was arrested earlier in the day, two other accused, G R Gogia and Ravinder Taneja, both private builders, were apprehended later, CBI sources said.

  • Retailers warned against artificial shortages

  • Husband torches wife for refusing him an extra peg


Congress party promises to expose misdeeds of INLD govt
Sonepat, April 17
A former Haryana Minister and the spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, declared that the Congress party would expose the misdeeds and the anti-people policies of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) government headed by Mr Om Parkash Chautala in the forthcoming Fatehabad Assembly by-election.

New Standing Committee chairman
New Delhi, April 17
Ram Babu Sharma and Ashok Jain, Congress councillors, have been elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.


Bhiwani building plans mired in red tape
Bhiwani, April 17
The Municipal Council of Bhiwani, which is already facing a financial crisis, is now saddled with losses on account of the regularisation of unauthorised colonies by an order of the state government. Moreover, a complicated process being adopted by the Municipal Council to sanction building plans is also causing heavy losses. Now, very few building plans are submitted for sanction, resulting in heavy losses to the Municipal Council of Bhiwani.

President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam receiving the special issue of Punjab & Sind Bank house journal on Maharaja Ranjit Singh from Mr N. S. Gujral, CMD of the bank, in the Capital on Thursday. 

The Deputy Leader of Opposition in the MCD, Mr Onkar Singh Thapar, inaugurating a park in Pratap Nagar on Thursday. 

Livid villagers lay siege to SP’s office in Sonepat
Sonepat, April 17
Hundreds of residents of village Tharu staged a demonstration in front of the office of Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, on Wednesday afternoon, protesting against the registration of a false case against one Ram Prasad of the village.

With an eye on top grade, MDU making qualitative improvements
Rohtak, April 17
The Maharshi Dayanand University appears to be all set for making qualitative improvements in its academic and administrative spheres in order to implement the recommendation of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC).

Residents face water shortage as dog days roll on
Rohtak, April 17
With the mercury hovering above 40 centigrade, the people in the town as well as villages have been facing an acute shortage of potable water. The residents have to wake up at around midnight for piped water in several localities like Dev Colony, Bharat Colony, Babra Mohalla, Pratap Chowk, Kayasthan Mohalla, Julaha Mohalla, Kamal Colony, Ram Gopal Colony, Model Town, Adarsh Nagar, Daryav Nagar, etc.

Two killed as Tata 407 turns turtle
Jhajjar, April 17
At least two persons were killed and 10 injured, three of them seriously when a Tata 407 overturned while negotiating a curve near Lukshar village on Badli Road here today.

Man, wife get RI in assault case
Sonepat, April 17
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr R K Bishnoi, has convicted Samsher and his wife Mrs Rani under Sections 307 and 34 IPC and sentenced them to four years’ rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 5,000 each in a case of murderous assault.

  • Murder accused acquitted

  • Ex-armyman crushed to death

  • Teacher held for ‘unfair’ means

  • Strike causes shortage of daily use goods

Oil cos pulling the wool over the eyes of consumers: JD(U)
Faridabad, April 17
The oil and petroleum companies in India are cheating people by increasing and decreasing prices of petrol and diesel in an arbitrary manner. The reduction of rates of petro-products announced on Tuesday night had not been according to international prices.

  • Wheat arrival picks up in Sonepat towns

MAMC dental college building
New Delhi, April 17
The building of the dental college on the Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) campus will be inaugurated sometime in June. Health Minister AK Walia said the construction of the building was complete. Mr Walia was addressing the students of the Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals who had gathered for the 45th Convocation.

  • Film training institute

  • ‘Govt sensitive to cause of haemophilia’

Five members of light-fingered gang held
New Delhi, April 17
The East district police today claimed to have apprehended five persons of the Rajesh alias Raja gang who were involved in pickpocketing in moving buses.

  • Fire service celebrations

Girl kidnapped from Badsi village
Bhiwani, April 17
A girl was kidnapped from Badsi village. A youth of the same village reportedly abducted her and then absconded. The father of the girl, Ishwar has registered a report with the police, apprehending the involvement of one Bhim Singh in the kidnapping. No arrest has been made so far, police sources said.

  • Safai Karamchari Union

  • Road accident

  • Car stereo stolen


SCBA resolution challenged in SC
New Delhi, April 17
A body of lawyers today moved the apex court challenging a Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) resolution debarring the advocates from taking part in its election who have cast their votes in any other bar association poll.


An affair of human desire and divine passion
obi o Radha - a multimedia theatre presentation of an unknown chapter of Rabindranath Tagore’s life, his love for his brother’s wife. It is set in 1877 and marks the 16-year-old Rabindranath’s struggle to become a poet.

Abha Dalmiya of Samagam presents a bouquet to Mrs Kamla Advani.

Abha Dalmiya of Samagam presents a bouquet to Mrs Kamla Advani.

Echoes of excellence in Shreya’s performance
HREYA, a student of arts at Mithibai College, started her training in dance just as she learnt to take her first step. She joined Uday Shankar’s academy under the illustrious Amla Shakar in Kathak and folk.

Kant’s sculptural skills
N exhibition by noted artist Ratnabali Kant is on view at the Lalit Kala Academy till April 19. She has the distinction of working in different mediums having a unique characteristic of their own.


Yogesh bowls Salwan School into semis
New Delhi, April 17
A fierce 5 for 24 bowling spell by Yogesh Nagar helped Salwan Boys School, Rajender Nagar record a four-wicket victory against MES Club, Patiala and entered the semi-final of the first All-India GMCA Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Ghaziabad on Thursday. Yogesh Nagar was adjudged the man of the match.

  • Varun Agnish deadly

Satender stars in Youngsters’ victory
New Delhi, April 17
An outstanding all-round performance by Satender Yadav, who took two wickets for 28 runs and then scored a swashbuckling 96, off as many balls with one six and eleven boundaries, helped Youngsters Club beat Vikaspuri Coaching Centre by six wickets in the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground.

  • Top teams for Shera Pandit Soccer

Dena Bank beat Bright Club in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 17
Dena Bank defeated Bright Club by 27 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Kalindi College ground. Scores: Dena Bank: 171 all out in 39.4 overs (Aditya Jain 65, Puneet Bisth 32, Nischal Gaur 3 for 44, Dinesh Kumar 2 for 36). Bright Club: 144 all out in 38.3 overs (Sanjay Bamal 57, Aditya Jain 4 for 27, Vikas Vij 3 for 19).

Himanshu shines for Shastri Club
New Delhi, April 17
An all-round display by Himanshu Mehta (4 for 27 and 90, 49b, 10x4, 3x6) steered Lal Bahadur Shastri Club to a six-wicket victory against Young Friends in a league match of the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground. Himanshu was declared the man of the match.

  • United Academy, Gyan Bharti in semis

RVC Centre hosts Army Equestrian meet
Meerut, April 17
The much awaited Army Equestrian Championship (AEC 2002-2003) was inaugurated here this morning by Maj-Gen R. K. Singh, VSM, on the premises of Remount and Veterinary Corps Centre and School.

GHPS Hemkund earn full points
New Delhi, April 17
Guru Harkrishnan Public School (GHPS), Hemkund scored a thrilling 3-2 victory against GHPS Loni Road in the All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

Vijayakumar races to glory
New Delhi, April 17
C Vijayakumar of Team TVS Racing emerged victorious in the prestigious ‘Lake Cross’ Motocross Championship held at Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, according to information available in Delhi.


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