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Hotelier wanted in DDA scam case surrenders
New Delhi, May 7
Hotelier Vinod Khatri, who was wanted by the CBI in the DDA land scam case, today surrendered before a Delhi court; he had been evading arrest for the past one week.

Few takers for HUDA multiplexes
Faridabad, May 7
Even though the multiplex culture is fast catching up here, the Haryana Urban Development Authority’s foray into commercial complexes has proved to be a fiasco. Disheartened, the department has given up any proposal to construct such a complex for the time being. The first commercial complex of its kind, built by the HUDA on the main Mathura Road (national highway) in sector-19 here, has failed to attract any buyer so far, despite several attempts to auction it. 

Rigged prices keep wheat out of reach
Rohtak May 7
Even though wheat procurement is still on, the golden grain appears to be getting out of reach of the common man. As wheat is fetching a price higher than the MSP of Rs 630 per quintal, the common man is facing much hardship in purchasing his needs.

Models display the outfits designed by the students of National Institute of Fashion Design
Models display the outfits designed by the students of National Institute of Fashion Design at the Annual Fashion Show 2003 in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
CM’s ‘success’ has unnerved Khurana? 
New Delhi, May 7
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday said the “successes” of the Sheila Dikshit Ministry had unnerved the Delhi Pradesh BJP, forcing its president Madan Lal Khurana to make “irresponsible” statements against the chief minister.

Avoid strong drugs which can suppress SARS symptoms 
New Delhi, May 7
Go soft on high fever, else the patient may end up a SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) victim. A strong NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like Nimesulide can precipitate a sudden drop in the body temperature. Experts treating SARS patients the world over have, therefore, warned about using strong NSAIDs.

Big catch of highway robbers 
on NH-8
Rewari, May 7
With the arrest of four members of a notorious gang of criminals belonging to the Bawaria community, the Rewari district police are touting it as a major ‘catch’ of its ongoing Operation Speed-breaker.

Notices served, but will HUDA rein in the public schools?
Faridabad, May 7
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has reportedly served notices on 50 public schools here, in connection with ‘violations’ of its rules and regulations. The schools have been asked to submit their replies by June 6.

Children taking part in the special fancy dress competition organised by an apparel store in the Capital Children taking part in the special fancy dress competition organised by an apparel store in the Capital on Wednesday to celebrate the spirit of motherhood. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sheila stresses ‘waste not, want not’ water policy
New Delhi, May 7
NCT of Delhi has the highest per capita availability of water. It is also among the cities with the highest per capita consumption of water. So where does the problem lie?

Ordeal for commuters thanks to woeful shortage of coaches
Sonepat, May 7
Rising number of passengers, sale of more tickets than the seats available in coaches and shortage of coaches are the reasons behind overcrowding not only in the suburban trains but almost all long distances express, mail, superfast and Shatabadi trains running on the DUK section of Northern Railway.

ISI-sponsored terrorists finding western UP a safe haven: IG
Noida, May 7
The Western UP, particularly the Noida-Ghaziabad-Muzaffarnagar belt has emerged as a happy-hunting ground for the ISI-sponsored terrorists, said the new IG of Police, Mr V N Rai, in Noida yesterday. Some 114 districts have been identified for the ISI activities in the country.

A rarely visited museum which houses a treasure trove for scholars
Panipat, May 7
Panipat Museum, which is maintained by the Panipat Memorial Society, was set up with the intention to disseminate information about history, archaeology and the arts and crafts of Haryana with special emphasis being laid on the battles of Panipat which marked the turning point in Indian history.

Franchisees wanted for products made by jailbirds
New Delhi, May 7
Tihar Jail is looking for franchisees to sell products manufactured by the prisoners. The idea is to encourage entrepreneurs who will buy the products in bulk and sell them to consumers. Besides, an emporium will be established in Harinagar to showcase the products.

Police in mufti to man theft-prone bus routes
New Delhi, May 7
In an effort to control the growing menace of bus robberies in the city, the Delhi Police has taken several steps including deployment of policemen in plain clothes on vulnerable bus routes, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

PACKS A PUNCH: Schoolgirls during a self-defence training programme organised by Delhi Police in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo

Man alleges police apathy in tracing his daughter
Sonepat, May 7
Father of an abducted minor girl has alleged that despite his repeated requests to the police, they had not taken any action against the persons involved in the abduction of his daughter on the night between April 28 and 29.

Workshop on National Highways traffic
Rewari, May 7
The Haryana Highway Patrol and Road Safety (HHPRS), in close co-ordination with India Road Traffic Education (IRTE), New Delhi, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is organising a one- day workshop on “Safety Traffic Management for National Highways” at Karnal on May 10.

Councillors threaten to stage dharna
Rohtak, May 7
Charging the district administration with adopting a dual stand regarding the new house tax policy, the municipal councillors have threatened to start an indefinite dharna at the Municipal Council here from May 13 if the district administration failed to clear its stance on the issue.
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Police trying to zero in on Chadha’s killers
New Delhi, May 7
The Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have questioned hundreds of persons to establish the identity of the killers of Sunita Chadha on Friday night in the Prashant Vihar area in North-West district.

Civic body’s anti-encroachment campaign in full cry
Sonepat, May 7
The Sonepat Municipal Council has launched an anti-encroachment campaign in the city following the orders of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh. According to a report, the officials of the council swung into action and removed all ‘rehriwalas’ from the roads around the main bus stand. They also seized goods and ‘rehris’.

Row over statue snowballs


Six held; 53 cases of murder, dacoity solved
New Delhi, May 7
With the arrest of six persons, the South district police today claimed to have solved more than 53 cases of murder, dacoity and robbery in moving buses and other cases of robbery, burglary and thefts in some shops.


The time has come to say goodbye…
It was a nostalgic moment when the batch of Fall-Winter 2001-2003 from the Indian Institute of Planning And Management (IIPM) was given a fond farewell at The Floats, The Park Royal, on a glorious April evening. These future entrepreneurs, who have already been selected by companies like PwC, Coke J.M. Morgan Stanley, Prudential ICICI, GE, Standard Chartered, Asian Paints, ITC and many more, have more than the obvious reason to rejoice.
A student from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management getting a certificate at the farewell ceremony.
A student from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management getting a certificate
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Honour for BHEL school
New Delhi:
Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited’s school in the Bhopal township has bagged both the prestigious ISO-14001 and ISO-90001 certifications simultaneously.


Off season cricket activities in full swing
Rohtak, May 7
Off season cricket activities are at full swing with a bunch of budding cricketers make serious efforts to keep themselves physically fit and ameliorate their cricketing skills as summer cricket coaching camp being conducted here by the Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) for the under-17 age group draws near its culminating point. The camp, which began on April 21, is scheduled to end on May 11.

‘Cricketing Safari’ photo exhibition
New Delhi, May 7
“Cricketing Safari—World Cup 2003”, a photo exhibition mounted by Kamal Sharma, was opened by former India player, and now a national selector, Kirti Azad at Mati Ghar premises of the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts at Janpath, on Tuesday.

Dr Mukesh Kansal lights a lamp, watched by national cricket selector Kirti Azad, to open a photo exhibition mounted by Kamal Sharma.
Dr Mukesh Kansal lights a lamp, watched by nationl cricket selector Kirti Azad

Sumit helps Shastri Club into semis
New Delhi, May 7
An all-round display by Sumit Dogra, who took three wickets for 32 runs and then cracked an unbeaten 89, helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Sonnet by six wickets and enter the semi-final of the 12th Shera Pandit Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Ghaziabad. 

Rajiv Uniyal stars in R S Club’s win
New Delhi, May 7
Rajiv Uniyal excelled with bat and ball (56, 6x4, 1x6, 62b and 2 for 31) to star in RS Club’s six-wicket victory against Indian Air Force in the semi-final of the fourth Millennium Cup Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium.


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