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Lions in captivity: Pressure on Forest Dept to back off?
Meerut, May 4
Mounting political pressure has allegedly forced the Forest Department to back off from taking punitive action against the Apollo Circus management. Even as the forest officials dithered, the eight Asiatic lions languished in their cages on the premises of the Apollo circus, waiting to be released from captivity on the second consecutive day on Sunday.

Is Delhi usurping others’ rights over water?
New Delhi, May 4
Four decades ago, Delhi had three million people. The water of the Yamuna was adequate to feed them. Four decades later, NCT of Delhi imports water.
The population has risen to 14 million. The Yamuna water is not available for most part of the year. 

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit laying the foundation stone of the carrier line canal Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit laying the foundation stone of the carrier line canal, which will augment the Capital’s water supply. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal




Sheila presses Haryana for early completion of canal
Panipat, May 4
In an ambitious move to augment water supply in the national Capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit laid the foundation stone of a carrier line canal here today.

Deliberate delay in appointing Faridabad mayor?
Faridabad, May 4
Faridabad is without a mayor for the last twelve days since its incumbent was ‘removed’ from the post, following an order of the High Court. However, the authorities have failed to take any measure so far to fill up the vacant post.

Passenger arrested in curious tit-for-tat

A constable, who was returning after escorting an accused in Meerut, created a ruckus in the bus in an inebriated condition. Irked by his conduct, two fellow passengers thrashed him on the road side, snatched his handcuffs and fled.

Earth mafia finds goldmine in Noida sector
Noida, May 4
Sector 46, Noida, is proving to be a gold mine for the earth mafia. Of late, even official agencies have joined the gold rush, brazenly digging away the precious resource. Allottees are rattled when they discover 10-ft-deep ditches in their plots.



YC chief detained for protesting against ‘Trishul Diksha’
New Delhi, May 4
The Delhi Youth Congress president, Mr Rajesh Lilothia, was today detained by the Murkerjee Nagar police after Lilothia and his supporters protested against the ‘Trishul Diksha’ programme organised by the VHP. 


Survey favours creation of alternative jobs to stem rural migration
Sonepat, May 4
A number of measures have been suggested in the reports of the Directorate of Census Operation in Haryana for the economic uplift of the poor sections of the society in the villages, including the landless farmers, agriculture labourers, rural artisans and others engaged in subsidiary occupations.

Rs 20,000 reward for suspects
New Delhi, May 4
The Delhi Police Commissioner today announced a reward of Rs 20,000 for those providing valuable information about the suspects involved in the killing of a 36-year old woman on Friday night, in the Prashant Vihar area of North-West district.

Common man pays dearly for dark days
New Delhi, May 4
The Union Minister of State, Mr Vijay Goel, has expressed concern over the deteriorating power supply position in Delhi. He said that a common man today is not aware as to who should be held responsible for the power cuts and discrepancies in billing.

Residents allege irregularities in house tax assessment, partiality by survey staff
Sonepat, May 4
Resentment prevails among the residents of Kharkhauda town over the imposition of ‘hefty’ house taxes and irregularities committed by the survey staff in assessing the house taxes.

3,000 held in massive law and order campaign
New Delhi, May 4
In a massive law and order drive led by the Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr R S Gupta, more than 3,000 persons were rounded up for a criminal background last night.

Aditi Govitrikar at the Spring-Summer
Aditi Govitrikar at the Spring-Summer 2003 fashion show in the Capital. 
— Tribune Photo

Over dozen houses demolished
Sonepat, May 4
Under an anti-encroachment drive, the administrative machinery demolished more than dozen houses in Nahri village on Saturday amid anti-administration protests by the villagers.

Sugarcane farmers resent non-payment of dues
Rohtak, May 4
Resentment prevails among the farmers over the non-payment of dues for their sugarcane by the Rohtak Cooperative Sugar Mills.

The May Queen
Gurgaon, May 4

All roads led to the Western Resort country club, about 25 km from here, where the ‘May Queen’ beauty contest was held last evening. Many in the viewers were from Delhi.

Boy killed while crossing road
Sonepat, May 4
A boy was killed on the spot and his mother sustained serious injuries when they were hit by a speedy car while crossing G T Road near Kundli village about 25 km from here late last evening. According to a report, the woman was hospitalised and is stated to be out of danger. 



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(Top) Sharad Yadav being felicitated by Bhatnagar International School students, who presented a classical dance on the occasion. (below)

Sahib Singh Verma at a function organised at the Heritage School.

Kids presenting a musical concert, Valley of Hearts. 

Students at a water conservation rally.

Students held them spellbound
hatnagar International Summit, a lead project of Manav Sthali Organisation, presented ‘Rhapsody’, a cultural fiesta at the Manav Sthali Auditorium, New Rajinder Nagar.

A power-packed show
he students of Nav Manav staged ‘Renaissance’ at the Manav Sthali Auditorium here yesterday. 

Painting competition on child labour
isdom Tree, a publication house, organised a painting competition at the Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, on the occasion of May Day. 

Diploma programmes from Pathways
athways World School, the first International Baccalaureate school of Northern India, began its first academic session from April 28, 2003.

Silver jubilee of Vivekanand School
ivekanand School, Anand Vihar, celebrated its silver jubilee. 

A demo on fire safety
he Radisson Hotel held lectures and a demo on fire safety to educate Class XII students of DPS, Mathura Road. 

Maharashtra Day
he students from Mother’s Pride were specially invited to perform the Ram Leela and a Maharashtrian dance at the function, organised to celebrate the Maharashtra day.

A rally for water conservation
he students and teachers of Children’s Valley School, Preet Vihar, marched carrying placards reading ‘Save Water, Save Nation’. 

Tough times don’t last , but tough people do
etbacks are inevitable in life and these trials can be tragedies or triumphs, depending on how we handle them.

Mr Narendra Kumar, Chairman, DPS Society, launching online coursesDPS in joint initiative  to mould children’s personality
New Delhi, May 4
Delhi Public School Society has announced the introduction of online courses in soft skills. The pilot project, a joint initiative between DPS and Personalitree, was launched at DPS, Mathura Road.

Mr Narendra Kumar, Chairman, DPS Society, launching online courses in soft skills at DPS, Mathura Road, in the Capital. 



Govt apathy, doctors’ greed leads to slide in healthcare
Sonepat, May 4
Even as considerable increase in the budgetary allocation for medicines has been witnessed during the last two decades, the Sonepat Civil Hospital and most of the community health centres, dispensaries and primary health centre in this district fail to make regular supply of medicines and other life saving drugs.



WFI provides new synthetic mats to 40 akharas
New Delhi, May 4
The Wrestling Federation of India, living up to its promise, has made available 40 mats to various akharas and 21 are to be provided to others under the sponsored scheme of the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. 

Gaurav stars in Rajdhani Sports’ victory
New Delhi, May 4
Former Test cricketer Madan Lal being welcomed by K C Vij and Virender Katyal
An electrifying unbeaten knock of 71, off 102 balls and studded with seven boundaries, by Gaurav Malhotra was the highlight of Rajdhani Sports Club’s six-wicket victory against Delhi Blues in the opening match of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground in the Delhi University campus on Sunday.

Former Test cricketer Madan Lal being welcomed by K C Vij and Virender Katyal before the opening match of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Sunday.

Deepak shines in inter-school TT
Rohtak, May 4
Deepak Malik of Jat School defeated Pradeep of Lakhan Majra and won the single’s title (Under-17) of the first Inter-School Table Tennis Championship, organised by the Friends Table Tennis Academy here today.

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