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Kidnapped city boy rescued in Aligarh
New Delhi, April 25
Five-yr-old Mohit at a press conference in the Capital Three days after a five-year-old boy was kidnapped from Mansarovar Park in Shahdara, the North-East police today claimed to have rescued the child safely from the clutches of the four kidnappers in Aligarh.

Five-yr-old Mohit at a press conference in the Capital on Friday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

SARS may be clubbed with cholera, plague
New Delhi, April 25
The Government of NCT of Delhi may declare Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome as a notifiable disease. The decision, when announced, could follow a similar notification by the Union Government, which is also likely to declare SARS a notifiable disease.

Haryana varsities brace up for hefty fee hike
Rohtak, April 25
All universities in Haryana will have to resort to an enormous hike in their fee structure for the courses having a provision of paid seats if an order given by the Supreme Court is implemented. It is pertinent to mention here that all professional courses being run by different universities in the state have the provision of paid seats.



Radio City 91 FM senior executives at the launch of the channelDelhi getting its first pvt FM channel
New Delhi, April 25
Come April 29 and Delhi will have its first private radio FM channel – Radio City 91 FM. The launch had been due for over three years, since the government auction of the slots in March 2000 from which it earned Rs 155.12 crore, covering 101 channels in 40 cities.

Radio City 91 FM senior executives at the launch of the channel at a press conference in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo

SC tells MCD to frame rules for heritage buildings
New Delhi, April 25
Expressing grave concern over the fast vanishing heritage symbols in the Capital, the Supreme Court today directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to frame rules for protecting all buildings of historical importance and preparing a catalogue of structures.



Rohtak councillors oppose house tax rates
Rohtak, April 25
Cutting across political affiliations, the municipal councillors here have opposed the new house tax rates imposed by the government besides the fresh collectorate rates announced by the Deputy Commissioner for properties located in different localities of the town. 

HCS officers to monitor wheat purchase
Sonepat, April 25
In order to check the irregularities and malpractices indulged in by arhtias and officials during the purchase of wheat from farmer, the district administration has appointed Haryana Civil Service officers at various foodgrain markets and purchase centres set up in this district.

Milk vendors seal fate of co-operative societies
Sonepat, April 25
For want of infrastructure facilities and stiff competition from the individual milk-vendors, the survival of co-operative milk societies is at stake, as 40 per cent such societies in Sonepat district have already become defunct and remaining others were reportedly running in losses.

Yamuna water quality fails to improve
New Delhi, April 25
Even after the completion of Phase I of Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) and several major works of construction of sewage treatment plants at 17 locations, the water quality of the Yamuna has not shown appreciable improvement along the Delhi stretch, the Rajya Sabha was told today.

A mire of controversy over mayoral role
Faridabad, April 25
Faridabad has seen at least four mayors since 1995, when it had the Municipal Corporation for the first time. No wonder, there has been a question mark over the role of mayor as far as the development work is concerned.

President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam releasing the bookBook on ‘Bharat Putra’ Shastri
New Delhi, April 25
The memorable episodes of “The Great ‘Little’ Son of India (Bharat Putra)”- a book written by M. S. Jasra on the former Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was released at the Rashtrapati Bhawan by the President of India, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.

President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam releasing the book on Lal Bahadur Shastri written by M S Jasra at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

India an economic power: Yadav
New Delhi, April 25
Indian Economic Development and Research Association and International Integration and Growth Society today jointly organised a national seminar on ‘Individual Contribution to the World Peace and Development’ at an auditorium in India Habitat Center.

12 injured in Tata Sumo accident
Sonepat, April 25
At least 12 persons including 10 women were injured when a Tata Sumo on which they were travelling, was hit by a truck on GT Road near Bahalgarh village about 10 km from here late last evening. According to a report, the persons were identified as Ran Singh, Vikas, Sushma, Murti Devi, Jagriti, Sarjo, Manti Devi, Ishwanti, Krishna, Ram Rati and Chandra.

Bus route permits cancelled
Sonepat, April 25
As many as 42 route permits out of 100 issued to the co-operative societies in Sonepat district way back in 1993, to operate private buses on earmarked routes, have reportedly been cancelled following non-payment of road tax, passenger tax and stand tax.

All wired up and nowhere to go. Tribune Photo Mukesh AggarwalSPEAKING OUT

  • Enrich the earth and let the leaves, R.I.P.

  • You can’t bank on nationalised banks

  • Is a Chancellor as helpless as he looks?

  • Catering to senior citizens

  • Relevance of Ahimsa

  • Saving the national Capital from DDA’s ‘iceberg’
    Delhi is the national Capital and represents the whole nation. It is a well-known fact that the development, planning and beautification of the city, is in the hands of the Delhi Development Authority. 
    Unfortunately, the unplanned growth of Delhi has jeopardised the life of its citizens. 



Wanted in Goa, held in Modinagar
Ghaziabad, April 25
A master criminal, who had looted copper wire worth Rs 38 lakh from two trucks coming from Goa, has been arrested in a raid in Modinagar. Police Circle Officer Prabhal Pratap Singh said Inspector Mohan Naik of Goa had contacted him last night about a wanted criminal, who was reportedly living in Modinagar.

  • DM bans firing of celebration shots

  • LG holds meeting with DDA vice-chief

Former BTF commander, wife held for murder
New Delhi, April 25
The West district police today apprehended a former BTF commander Avtar Singh, his wife Sonia and their associates Lucky Khanna and Mohammad Akil on the charges of murdering Mohammad Tariq alias Munna, resident of New Vishnu Garden.

  • Cylinder explodes

  • DDA man accused of incest

  • Thief succumbs to injuries

  • Vendor stabbed to death


Men spending a fortune for acquiring the looks of a Greek god
Sonepat, April 25
If women are competing with men in every field of life, men too are not lagging in a field, meant for the daughters of Eve once. Looking good! No, it’s no more the domain of ‘Sonias of Sonepat’ only. Increasingly the men of this ancient city are considering it ‘de rigueur’ to have the looks of a Greek god.



No four-fold hike in prospectus cost
The Maharshi Dayanand University has denied there has been a four-fold increase in the price of prospectus for the B.Ed (Regular) entrance test-2003. The university Registrar, Dr A. K. Rajan, said in a statement issued here today that though the price of the prospectus last year was Rs 150 the candidates had to submit Rs 300 as entrance examination fee along with the application form.



Jaya, Garima annex Khalsa Open Lawn Tennis titles
New Delhi, April 25
The winners and runners-up of the first Khalsa Open Lawn Tennis Tournament Jaya Vatwani and Garima won the under-18 and under-16 titles respectively in the inaugural Khalsa Open Lawn Tennis Tournament held at the newly constructed courts of the Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce at Pitampura. 

The winners and runners-up of the first Khalsa Open Lawn Tennis Tournament with Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president S Paramjit Singh Sarna and principal of the Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Dr Jaspal Singh.

FCI ground IA, enter semi-finals
New Delhi, April 25
An all-round display by Pankaj Thakur (39, 1x6, 3x4, 33b and 3 for 35) helped Food Corporation of India ground Indian Airlines by 40 runs to enter the semi-final of the 13th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Friday.

Hemant, Ranchal bowl J N Golden to victory
New Delhi, April 25

Devastating bowling performances by Hemant Singh (4 for 26) and Ranchal Chaudhary (3 for 48) helped J N Golden beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy by

Rajan, Amit Mishra star for Shastri
New Delhi, April 25
A strokeful unbeaten half century by Rajan Gupta (54 n o, 3x4, 1x6) and biteful leg-spin bowling by India player Amit Mishra (3 for 29) helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Mohan Meakins by 15 runs and entered the quarter-final of the 12th Shera Pandit Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar.


RWA flouting rules to build wall; probe ordered
Noida, April 25
The Neighbourhood Committee of Sector 17 here has alleged the resident welfare association of the sector is bent on harassing the residents. The association is allegedly constructing an illegal wall around some houses so that nobody can dare oppose its misdeeds.

Computerised facility for driving licences
Sonepat, April 25
In order to check driving licences malpractices, including issuing of fake ones, the district administration has computerised the licensing branch functioning in the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) at the district headquarters.

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