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Woman found smothered in posh area guesthouse
New Delhi, April 24
Sonia Singh Massey, a 35-year-old resident of Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the room of a guesthouse in the posh Sunder Nagar area of South Delhi this morning.


Models Diandra and Katrina Kaif at the launch of Trafalgar’s at the Tivoli Garden Resort.

Task force to combat seasonal maladies
New Delhi, April 24
The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has set up a task force for coordination with the general practitioners and specialists, on the one hand, and the government, on the other hand, to combat SARS and SARS-like illnesses which people can suffer from in future. Talking to reporters here today, Dr Anil Bansal, President, DMA, said every few years Delhi has been seeing one deadly outbreak or the other, be it dengue, dropsy, plague or SARS.




Youths caught impersonating girl examinees
Sonepat, April 24
Two youths were caught red-handed by Mr Suraj Bhan Jangra, SDM, while they were appearing in place of girl examinees at an examination centre set up at Samaj Kalyan Senior Secondary School in Gohana Town, 35 km from here, yesterday. A case of impersonation has been registered against the youths.

Bodies of drowned youths recovered
Rohtak, April 24
The police today recovered the bodies of both the youths who drowned in Jawahar Lal Nehru Canal here yesterday. The body of Dinesh (16), a resident of Sector 1 here and a student of University Campus School, was fished out from near the Tilyar tourist complex at around 11 am while that of Virender Kumar, a resident of Sonepat district and employed as a truck cleaner, was recovered near Maina village at about 2 pm.

Water crisis self-inflicted: BJP
New Delhi, April 24
The BJP has accused the Sheila Dikshit Ministry of creating water and power “crisis” in the NCT of Delhi and demanded its resignation. BJP Parliamentary Party Spokesman and Member of Parliament from South Delhi Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Thursday alleged the crisis had forced people to come on to the roads, resulting in “fights” and “riots.” “During the last four years, Dikshit has been promising every year that there will be no shortage of electricity and water during summer but the acute shortage of electricity and water has already started, even though the summer has just begun."
Youngsters enjoy the gushing water unmindful of the impending water crisis in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Youngsters enjoy the gushing water unmindful of the impending water crisis in the Capital on Thursday.

Students fret over costly prospectus
Sonepat, April 24
The four-fold increase in the prices of the prospectus for admission to B.Ed by Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, has invited widespread criticism from students’ associations, social organisations and students’ parents.

Diamonds are forever if you know your four Cs
Faridabad, April 24
Interested in buying diamond jewellery? Won’t it be better to wait till you have a good knowledge of the criteria for testing the genuineness of the valuable item you wish to own and can whole-heartedly believe in the authenticity of the precious metal?



CM rebuked for making tall claims
Sonepat, April 24
The president of the Haryana Loktantra Raksha Manch, Mr Joginder Singh Hooda, rebuked the state Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for making tall claims about the ensuing by-election to the Fatehabad Assembly constituency. He criticised the reported statement of Mr Chautala that “even an ordinary worker of the INLD was capable of defeating any of the stalwarts in other parties”.


Academic institute: The chapter is well-nigh closed
Gurgaon, April 24
Difference of opinion has cropped up among the members of the panchayat of Wazirabad village on the issue of donating land for the proposed Sri Balram-Krishan academic institute, putting the project in the doldrums.

Officers directed to speed up lifting of wheat
Bhiwani, April 24
The Secretary of Food and Supply Department, Haryana, Mr H. C. Disodia, directed the official agencies to speed up the lifting of wheat from the mandis. While reviewing the progress of the district in a meeting with officers held at the local rest house today, he said that wheat must be lifted on a daily basis from the mandis, particularly from the procurement centre at Dhanana.

Wheat worth crores runs to seed
Sonepat, April 24
A large quantity of wheat worth several crores of rupees is reported to have been damaged by the vagaries of the weather and insects all over the district.

Consumers owe Rs 875 cr to MTNL
New Delhi, April 24
Users in the national Capital and Mumbai owe Rs 875 crore in dues for the last three months to the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Ms Sumitra Mahajan, told the Rajya Sabha today.

3,200 fair price shops
New Delhi, April 24
The Delhi Government has a network of 3,200 Fair Price Shops to look after the needs of nearly 22 lakh ration card holders in the sprawling metropolis.

Woman raped, accused at large
Bhiwani, April 24
A woman has charged a man with raping her. The victim, wife of Vinod of Jui village, said in her complaint to the police that she was going to throw waste at around 10.30 am yesterday when she was accosted by the accused, identified as Sita Ram of the same village. The man outraged her modesty and fled after the crime. The victim informed her relatives of the incident.

  • 2 examinees decamp with answer sheets

  • Liquor trafficker held

  • Villager shot over land

  • MDU adventure camps

Turn over a new leaf, thanks to this art
Bhiwani, April 24
“Art of living is an art which teaches you how to live without worries in this tension-filled life and how to lead life full of enthusiasm and courage,” this was stated by the Art of Living Advanced Course teacher, Mr Raju Adnani, while speaking to mediapersons here today after completing a weeklong course. During his visit, Mr Adnani taught the art even to the inmates of district jail.

  • One killed in accident

  • Attempt to suicide


Police hunt for girl’s abductors
New Delhi, April 24
The Najafgarh police have launched a hunt for the youths, who allegedly abducted a Class X girl student and outraged her modesty on Tuesday.

Wanted criminal held; triple murder case solved
Sonepat, April 24
The CIA staff, under the Operation Speed Breaker campaign, has arrested a wanted criminal Ram Niwas, son of Prahlad Singh of Khatkar village in Jind district and solved a triple murder case and some other cases taken place in Sonepat district.


CII hails stamp duty reduction
New Delhi, April 24
The Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr Vikram Bakshi, welcomed reduction in transfer duty by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi from five per cent to three per cent. It was a much-awaited step.

BHEL to be honoured for maintaining global standards
New Delhi, April 24
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has become the first public sector enterprise to win the ‘CII Exim Significant Achievement Commendation Certificate’ for business excellence conforming to global standards.


MDU striving hard to keep its copybook clean on exam front
Rohtak, April 24
The most important function of a university is to conduct examinations, evaluate the answer books and declare the results. A good university sees to it that the examinations are conducted as per schedule and in a free and fair manner, while the results are declared according to the schedule.


Kundan Lal SaigalMUSIC ZONE

Encapsulating the magic of Saigal’s voice
concert of legendary singer-actor Kundan Lal Saigal’s songs is being held on April 28 at the FICCI Auditorium here to mark the beginning of the celebration of Saigal’s birth centenary year. The programme has been aptly named “Kya Jadoo Hai”, which encapsulates the magic of Saigal’s music. The late singer was born on April 4, 1904, at Jammu.

Making others aware of our musical heritage
ANGEETAM' presented a concert at the India Habitat Centre Basement Theatre last evening. The programme consisted of felicitation of sitar maestro Pt. Debu Choudhury, followed by vocal recital by Pt. Madhup Mudgal.

Carving a niche in photography
ASED in New Delhi, Munish Khanna graduated from the prestigious Government College of Art, Chandigarh, with a degree in Applied Art (Advertising photography) in 1993.


Top medical experts want ‘carcinogenic’ asbestos phased out
New Delhi, April 24
Leading medical experts and other organisations dealing with occupational health have demanded that asbestos should be phased out from the country, as its continuous use in different industrial segments, particularly in the construction industry, was hazardous to health.


Irfan Zaman Khan to lead Delhi U-21
New Delhi, April 24
Midfielder Irfan Zaman Khan will lead a 20-member Delhi State Under-21 team in the National Football Championship for the Dutta Ray Trophy to be held at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh from April 27. Defender Devender Sharma has been named the vice-captain.

ONGC power into Sood Cricket semis
New Delhi, April 24
Deadly bowling displays by left-arm spinner Rajiv Rathore (3 for 22) and skipper Gautam Vadera (1 for 3) and a dashing half century knock by Radhey Shyam (58, 1x7, 7x4, 69b) helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat Vaijayanti Devi Academy (Agra) by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Thursday.
Gyan Bharti School (Saket) Principal R. C. Sekhar honouring National Cricket Academy vice-chairman C. K. Khanna (left) and Board of Control for Cricket in India joint-secretary Jyoti Bajpai for their valuable contribution to cricket.
Gyan Bharti School (Saket) Principal R. C. Sekhar honouring National Cricket Academy vice-chairman C. K. Khanna (left) and Board of Control for Cricket in India joint-secretary Jyoti Bajpai for their valuable contribution to cricket.

Mohammedan Sporting down Air-India
New Delhi, April 24
Mohammedan Sporting downed Air-India 2-1 in a close match in the Second Division National Football League final round at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. All the goals came in a 15-minute scoring blitz in the second half.

Millennium Cup cricket from April 26
New Delhi, April 24
The Millennium Cup Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament will be held at the Air Force ground, Palam and Harbaksh Singh Stadium, Delhi Cantonment from April 26 to May 10. Defending champions Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) and runners-up Reebok India are among the eight teams participating in the tournament.

Vikaspuri Coaching Centre move up
New Delhi, April 24
Vikaspuri Coaching Centre scored their second successive victory when they beat Young Star Club by three wickets in a league match of the second Kundan Lal Jain Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri Government School ground.

Mohit, Gaurav star in Daksh’s win
New Delhi, April 24
A dashing half century by Mohit Kaushal and a devastating 4 for 20 bowling spell by Varun Bassi helped Daksh defeat KPMG by 111 runs in the Reebok Cricket Tournament.

R R Gymkhana beat S B Youth
New Delhi, April 24
Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeated S B Youth by 161 runs in the first Prabha Devi World Sports Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.


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