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Cops trudge to slum to fetch their daily bucket
New Delhi, May 1
Delhi policemen may be a law unto themselves. But when it comes to civic amenities for their families and themselves they have to rub shoulders with the common people. Residents of the police colony in Kalkaji and those posted at the police station there have been living without potable water for the last few weeks as they do not receive water supply from the Delhi Jal Board.

Ex-judge Mukherjee in CBI custody
New Delhi, May 1
Former Delhi High Court Judge Shamit Mukherjee was today sent to CBI custody for seven days by a court in connection with the DDA scam.

Former High Court Judge Shamit Mukherjee, who was arrested yesterday on corruption charges by the CBI, being produced in the court on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Former High Court Judge Shamit Mukherjee, who was arrested yesterday on corruption charges by the CBI, being produced in the court



Nursery education six times as expensive as MDU PG courses
Rohtak, May 1
Believe it or not, Maharshi Dayanand University provides the cheapest higher education in the country. The annual fee for MA in English, Hindi, Music, Sanskrit, Fine Arts, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Administration, Sociology, Defence Studies, Physical Education and M.Ed. is only Rs 1,477 per year while the fee for M.Com., M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics is Rs 1,537 per year and for M.Sc. in Chemistry and physics, it is Rs 1,660 per year.

MDU students rant against MA exam cancellation
Sonepat, May 1
Agitated over the cancellation of the question paper of MA I (English Literature) by the MDU authorities at the last moment following reports of a leak, hundreds of students of four local colleges protested against the MDU authorities in front of their examination centres last evening.

HC tells four hospitals to improve burns wards by Aug
New Delhi, May 1
The Delhi High Court has directed four major hospitals in the Capital, including Ram Manohar Lohia, Safdarjung, Guru Teg Bahadur and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash, to implement the recommendations of a high-powered committee set up by the court to suggest ways to improve the condition of burns wards.

This Haryanavi belle is now a part of tinseltown
Sonepat, May 1
Mallika Sehrawat is one of the first Haryanavi belles to have bagged the leading role in a Hindi movie with a great banner in Bollywood. According to a report, she left for greener pastures in January last year. It was destination Mumbai for this beautiful lass. Lady Luck was by her side. She gets to play the lead in the Hindi movie, “Khwahish”.

Mallika Sehrawat has bagged the leading role in a Hindi movie with a great banner. — Tribune photo
Mallika Sehrawat has bagged the leading role in a Hindi movie with a great banner



House tax recovery perks up
Gurgaon, May 1
The Municipal Council authorities are all smiles and perked up. The reason is the local self-governing body’s success in creating a record in Haryana in collection of house taxes in its jurisdiction area in the first month of the new financial year.

PGIMS to carry out advanced medical tests soon
Rohtak, May 1
There is a good news for the poor patients of the state who were forced to go to Delhi for certain advanced medical tests or fleeced by various diagnostic labs located in their towns.

MDU teachers’ polls on July 23
Rohtak, May 1
The Maharshi Dayanand University will hold elections of teachers from the university teaching departments for membership of the University Court and the Executive Council on July 23.

DOMINO’S OFFERS JOBS TO CRY CHILDREN: Mr Matt R. Zubradt, Director of Development, Domino’s International; Mr Arvind Nair, CEO, Domino’s Pizza India Ltd; Ms Kerri Anne, Chief of Operation, Domino’s India. Back row: Children from CRY.

Bollywood actor and model Millind Soman and newcomer Natanya Sen accompanied by Amrish Puri were in the Capital to promote their film, Surya
Bollywood actor and model Millind Soman and newcomer Natanya Sen accompanied by Amrish Puri were in the Capital to promote their film, Surya, on Wednesday. — Photo Anil Sharma

Fall in production of rabi crops upsets grain merchants in Bhiwani
Bhiwani, May 1
The recent fall registered in the production of rabi crops this year has upset the grain merchants here. Though the mandi administrations has made elaborate arrangements for smooth procurement, the grain merchants are not showing interest in the purchase.

Sonepat farmers honoured under ‘Krishak Uphaar Yojana’
Sonepat, May 1
Mr Mahabir Singh of Siwanka Maal village and Mr Mahinder Singh Malik of Gohana town bagged the first prize of Rs 40,000 each under the ‘Krishak Uphaar Yojana’ in the fifth lucky draw held in the hall of the market committee here yesterday.

Record wheat arrival in Panipat markets
Panipat, May 1
Owing to suitable weather conditions during the harvesting season, the wheat arrivals in different grain markets and purchase centres had reached a record level of 1,96,995 metric tonnes by April 28. Last year’s arrivals during the same period were 1,78,535 metric tonnes.

No ex gratia for Noida labourers
Noida, May 1
There is no provision in Noida Authority for payment of any compensation to the workers though daily wagers are employed in major parts of all Noida Authority works. If a contract worker or labourer becomes a victim of any accident, there is no provision to pay ex gratia compensation to him or her under Noida Authority rules.

Panic spreads after ammonia gas leak
Sonepat, May 1
Hundreds of people living in the colonies along the Old DC Road rushed out of their houses in panic following the leakage of ammonia gas from an ice factory in the area. According to a report, some passersby were reportedly fainted and they were immediately hospitalised and discharged after the first aid.

Woman dies, 15 hurt as truck hits bus
Ghaziabad, May 1
A woman Kranti Devi (50) was killed and 15 other passengers injured when a mini bus was hit by a truck near Mussori Police Station on Tuesday night. The injured were rushed to Hira Lal Hospital in Shastri Nagar and Holy Cross Hospital, Mussori.
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Pregnant woman stabbed by neighbour
Ghaziabad, May 1
A pregnant woman in Mohalla Mandi in Pilkhua was stabbed in the stomach by her neighbour after an altercation today. The injured woman was rushed to a private nursing home in a serious condition. The assailant woman has been arrested by the police with the help of the people of the locality.

Farmers robbed of Rs 90,000
Sonepat, May 1
Three armed-borne assailants reportedly attacked two farmers and robbed them of Rs 90,000 at Sewli village about 15 km from here on Wednesday night. The alleged assailants attacked both the farmers when they were engaged in counting the money, which they had brought from the Azadpur Mandi.

Newly wed killed for dowry
Noida, May 1
The in-laws of a newly wed allegedly killed her for not bringing adequate dowry. Her brother registered a case against six persons in Sector-49 police station. Sushma, daughter of Sammai Veer of Faridabad, was married to Raja, son of Premsingh Balmiki of village Sorkha under Sector-49 Police station, on April 30, 2002.


DUTA fears key decisions may be scuttled yet again
New Delhi, May 1
With Delhi University having announced the dates for admissions to the new academic session, the Delhi University Teachers Union is concerned that the decisions likely to be implemented in the new session should not be scuttled as in the past.

MDU to hold MBBS, BDS entrance test on June 5
Rohtak, May 1
The entrance test for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS courses run by various institutes in the state will be conducted this year by the Maharshi Dayanand University on June 5.

Good year for national power training institute
Faridabad, May 1
The National Power Training Institute, an ISO-9001 organisation of the Union Ministry of Power, has excelled in various areas of its operation during the past year. The Director-General of the NPTI, a premier organisation in the field of power training whose headquarters is located here, said that the institute had been able to create a sort of record by training thousands of people, both from India and abroad.


Employees told to keep labour rights in mind
New Delhi, May 1
The Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Mr B.C. Patel, said that there were number of legislation available in favour of labourers, but due to non-cooperation of the employer, the laws were not implemented.

Eye-catching expo for art frat
Uttam Nagar-based Delhi College of Art recently organised its first-ever annual art exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy near Mandi House. It was inaugurated by the Governor of Orissa, Mrs Ramachandran.

  • India International Arts Gallery

  • A musical soiree

ARTISTIC DELIGHT: The All India Anti-Terrorist Front president, Mr Mahendra Singh Bitta, and some TV artistes at an art exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy.

Pankaj Udhas casts a spell on Samagam audience
Samagam organised a Pankaj Udhas concert at the Shri Ram Centre in the city on Sunday. The two-hour concert was attended by more than 350 people and Udhas enthralled the audience with some of his most popular ghazals.

Pankaj Udhas with some of the leading industrialists and ghazal buffs

Pankaj Udhas with some of the leading industrialists and ghazal buffs


Sushma visits suspected patients of SARS
New Delhi, May 1
Union Health Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday visited the Maharishi Balmiki Infectious Disease Hospital in Kingsway Camp and inquired about the well-being of the patient suspected of carrying the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus. Thirty beds have been set up in the hospital for treating SARS patients. Delhi Health Minister A. K. Walia and doctors accompanied Swaraj. “I am fully satisfied with the arrangement in the hospital. The staff have been given the necessary protective gear, mask and gloves,” she told to the mediapersons.

Doctors at a SARS ward in Maharishi Balmiki Infectious Disease Hospital in Kingsway Camp in the Capital. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Doctors at a SARS ward in Maharishi Balmiki Infectious Disease Hospital in Kingsway Camp

Michael SchumacherSchumacher to star in another big race
New Delhi, May 1
The focus will once again be on Michael Schumacher this weekend in Barcelona after he clinched his first race win in San Marino two weeks ago. Star Sports will have the action from Friday’s practice through the Grand Prix. The Spanish Grand Prix will be beamed live at 5.15 pm on May 4, and all eyes will be on Schumacher. Schumacher has come up with stunning wins when driven to the wall and he’s expected to put on display another breath-taking show.

Bal Bhavan School honours sportspersons
New Delhi, May 1
Bal Bhavan Public School honoured the boys and girls who brought laurels to the school by winning medals in various competitions. Bal Bhavan won the overall championship trophy for girls and boys at the zonal level. Gaurav Sharma and Tanya Bhatnagar represented volleyball at the national level.

Dileep guides Dogra Academy to victory
New Delhi, May 1
Dileep T T played an outstanding all-round game, claiming three wickets for 24 runs and hitting a dashing 41, to help East Point Sumit Dogra Academy beat Bharat National Academy by five wickets to enter the quarter-final of the fourth BDM Cup Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ground.

R R Gymkhana move into semi-final
New Delhi, May 1
A fine knock of 85 by Preetpal Singh and deadly bowling of 4 for 25 by Hemant Bansal helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Subhania Club by 57 runs to enter the semi-final of the first Prabhawati Devi World Sports Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Saurabh Negi hits century for Golden
New Delhi, May 1
Saurabh Negi cracked an unbeaten century and Siddarth Minhas (5 for 27) and Chander Shekhar (4 for 32) produced devastating bowling performances to power J. N. Golden to a 10-wicket victory against Ravi Brothers to enter the final of the DDCA A-II Division Super League at the Central Secretariat ground.

DSA inter-club soccer transfer from May 15
New Delhi, May 1
The Delhi Soccer Association will hold its annual inter-club transfer of players from May 15 to 21. The transfer book will remain open at the DSA office at Ambedkar Stadium from 5.30 pm to 7 pm every day on all seven days, including Sunday.

Delhi sail into soccer semis
New Delhi, May 1
Delhi edged past Jammu and Kashmir 2-1 to top Group B with six points and sailed into the semi-final of the 12th National Under-21 Football Championship for the M Dutta Roy Trophy being played at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, according to information available in Delhi.

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