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When jail inmates are ferried to courts in rickshaws
Meerut, April 19
The police department in Meerut is facing a fuel famine. The government petrol pump on the Police Lines premises is bone-dry due to delay in release of budgetary grant from the police headquarters.

Key accused in DDA scam wants to undergo heart bypass
New Delhi, April 19
A key accused in the DDA scam, Dharamvir Khattar, today appealed the court to permit him to undergo heart bypass surgery in a private hospital.

Rs 70,000 ‘supari’
Woman held for contract killing of husband
Rohtak, April 19
The police yesterday arrested a woman who allegedly got her husband murdered from contract killers. Krishna Devi allegedly paid a sum of Rs 70,000 for getting her husband, Mr Balwan Singh, eliminated at Makrauli Kalan village in May last year.

Sheila’s horizons
Sheila’s horizons: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Bhagidari Mela organised by Coca-Cola at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

MDU should have been more graceful with grace marks: Court
Rohtak April 19
Reversing the orders of a trial court, the Additional District Judge, Dr Shiva Sharma, has held that appellant Indumati is entitled to one per cent grace marks, which would increase her aggregate from 294 to 300 out of 600 marks and improve her division from third to second.

Goa Express pantry looted at gunpoint
Faridabad, April 19
The safety and security in the express trains was thoroughly exposed this morning when three armed youths looted the manager of the pantry car in the Goa Express at gunpoint. 

Organised copying or pay-off time?
Rohtak, April 19
An attempt at ‘organised copying’ during class XII examination being conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling was partially foiled by a team of district officials led by SDM G.L.Yadav today. 



Roads in disrepair as telecom companies dig and forget
New Delhi, April 19
The companies like Bharti Telenet, MTNL, Vidyut Board and others have earned a bad name for themselves for digging up roads and then failing to restore them to their original shape. Touchtel, a company of Bharti Enterprises, has recently joined the same category.

Ballabgarh development
The road to hell is paved with good intentions
Faridabad, April 19
Ballabgarh may be known as the twin city of Faridabad but it is lagging far behind when it comes to the basic civic amenities, let alone mod cons available in a city of such stature. 

‘Need for corporates to be involved in civic works’
New Delhi, April 19

The Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi today honoured Coca-Cola India with a special citation for the initiatives taken by the company to plan and implement a number of rainwater harvesting and solid waste management schemes in various parts of Delhi in association with the state government and local bodies.

Happy School children make a human chain during the golden jubilee celebrations
Happy School children make a human chain during the golden jubilee celebrations of the school at Rajghat in the Capital on Saturday. 

The faithful carry the Holy Cross on the occasion of Good Friday
The faithful carry the Holy Cross on the occasion of Good Friday at the Gol Dakkhana Church in the Capital. 
— Tribune Photos 

Folk dancers performing at a Bhagidari Mela
Folk dancers performing at a Bhagidari Mela at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Vigilance committees to keep tabs on plans for welfare of rural poor
Rewari, April 19
The Union Ministry of Rural Development has recently set up state level vigilance and monitoring committees under the chairmanship of rural development minister of the state concerned as well as district level vigilance and monitoring committees under the chairmanship of the local member of Parliament.

Fire incidents scald Sonepat areas
Sonepat, April 19
Come summer and the fire breaks out in a number of places. During the past 24 hours, half a dozen incidents of have been reported in different parts of the district.

Khurana predicts worst  water, power crisis
New Delhi, April 19
The Delhi BJP chief, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, said with sharp hike in electricity tariff being planned by the government and private power distribution companies, the Capital was heading towards the worst water and power crisis in its history.

X-ray room used for flesh trade in Sonepat
Sonepat, April 19
A police party conducted a surprise raid in an X-ray room of a civil hospital here last evening and caught a woman involved in flesh trade. However, four youths, said to be the employees of the hospital, managed to escape. 

Death, resurrection and redemption
he Christian religion holds that God, who had always through His messengers and prophets, communicated His word to man, at last, as the climax of His grace, sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world, to redeem fallen man.

Ex-corporator among 3 arrested for murder
Ghaziabad, April 19
The Kavi Nagar police claimed to have solved the murder of a travel agent, Sonvir Singh alias Bittu of Shastri Nagar. The police have arrested a former corporator of BSP, along with two hired killers, after an encounter near Rajpur railway crossing.

Utsav that touches the soul
New Delhi, April 19
Bhakti Utsav, a three-day festival of Bhakti Sangeet, is a retreat for the religious deities. The festival, which is being organized by the Delhi Tourism from April 18-20 in the Capital, has been designed to highlight all forms and facets of Bhakti–from dohas of Kabir to Gurbani, bhajans and Sufi qawwalies.



Robbery cases solved with arrest of dreaded criminal
Sonepat, April 19
With the arrest of a dreaded criminal, Pardeep Kumar of Pipli village, the police have solved two cases of alleged robbery. The first robbery was committed on December 10, 2001, near Bhigan village of this district and another on March 28 in the office of the Life Insurance Corporation of India in Sector 15 of this city.


Recession compels cable manufacturers to put their heads together
Bhiwadi (Alwar), April 19
Stung by the recession, the cable manufacturers in this industrial township of Bhiwadi have decided to form an association to provide vigour to their marketing initiatives. One of the industrialists behind this initiative is Mr R.S.Jain, who feels that all the cable manufacturing units must join hands.


US doctor to speak on nuclear health hazards
ndian Doctors for Peace and Development, an affiliate of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, has invited Dr Andrew Kanter, a leading activist of US-based Physicians for Social Responsibility, to speak on ‘Health Hazards of Nuclear Weaponisaton’, at Deputy Chairman’s Hall, Vitthal Bhai Patel House on Rafi Marg here on Sunday afternoon.

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Pankaj bowls FCI to victory
New Delhi, April 19
A devastating 4 for 44 bowling spell by Haryana Ranji Trophy player Pankaj Thakur and a dashing half century, studded with one six and three fours, off 42 balls, by Naveen Negi, helped Food Corporation of India defeat Youngsters Club by 19 runs and entered the quarter-final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground.

Gaurav Chabra stars for Salwan School
New Delhi, April 19
A fine all-round performance by Gaurav Chabra (77 and 3 for 47) and an electrifying knock of 82 by Rajeev Kumar helped Salwan School defeat K N Colts by two wickets in a league match of the first Prabha Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Gaurav also played some cracking shots.

Rahul, Sameer star for Bharat School Academy
New Delhi, April 19
A fiery spell of 4 for 35 by Rahul Pandey and a delightful half century by Sameer Khurana helped Bharat National Public School Cricket Academy beat Salwan Boys by three wickets and entered the final of the first All-India Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy Under-14 Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Ghaziabad.

Shastri Club beat Mont Fort
New Delhi, April 19
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeated Mont Fort Academy by one wicket in the second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.

GHPS Loni Road rout Vasant Vihar
New Delhi, April 19
Guru Harkrishan Public School B team, Loni Road scored an emphatic 7-1 victory against GHPS, Vasant Vihar in a Group B league match of the first All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Saturday.

Second Division soccer final in Delhi
New Delhi, April 19
Four leading teams of the country will vie for top honours in the final rounds of the second Division National Football League, to be played at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi, from April 23 to 29. The participating teams are Mohammedan Sporting (Kolkata), Air India (Mumbai), State Bank of Travancore (Thiruvanathapuram) and Hayward Sporting (Goa).


Licences suspended for weight irregularities
Jhajjar, April 19
The Financial Commissioner-cum-Administrative Secretary, Mrs Asha Sharma, suspended the licences of three commission agents at the grain mandi in Chhara village, on charges of weighting irregularities. The three agents, Pahalwan Commission Agent, Aniket Trading and Maa Trading, were allegedly cheating the farmers in the procurement of wheat.


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