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Nine-lane AIIMS flyover: An architectural tour de force
New Delhi, May 15
Congress president Sonia Gandhi says her party will not want to lend respectability to the BJP’s divisive agenda by joining issue with it. Instead, the Congress will focus on development and pursue programmes that will bring a smile back into the lives of the people.
An overview of the AIIMS flyover, inaugurated by Mrs Sonia Gandhi
An overview of the AIIMS flyover, inaugurated by Mrs Sonia Gandhi in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Fate of thousands of students hangs in the balance
Panipat, May 15
With the Haryana Government tightening the noose around the private schools after the notification of the Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, thousands of students of certain private and ‘unrecognised’ schools face bleak future.


Businessman in the dock for lodging false case
New Delhi, May 15
A Special CBI court has directed a fresh case to be registered against a businessman who got a government servant prosecuted by lodging a complaint without any lawful ground. False cases registered by the police burden the judiciary.

Faridabad-bound commuters miss the bus literally 
Faridabad, May 15
Faridabad may be one of the biggest cities in the NCR and a distance of only 30 km separates it from New Delhi, but commuting between these two cities at odd hours is a tough task. Lack of bus services in the night at short intervals has been a major problem for many people who have to travel at odd hours.

A special train carrying the relatives of the passengers of ill-fated Frontier Mail leaves New Delhi Railway Station for Ludhiana
A special train carrying the relatives of the passengers of ill-fated Frontier Mail leaves New Delhi Railway Station for Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Meerut to have its own holy ‘Hardwar’
Meerut, May 15
The people of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and adjoining areas need not to go to Hardwar to seek spiritual solace. They can get it here in Meerut, for the Meerut division is going to have a new look soon. People would get a glimpse of Meerut division’s historical, archaeological and religious heritage in the near future as efforts have been initiated to preserve the precious heritage of the division.

Schoolchild crushed to death
Faridabad, May 15
A seven-year-old boy was run over by a bus while he was going to school at Palwal town in the district on Wednesday. The victim, identified as Ravi, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital.


SYL canal within a year: Chautala 
Rewari, May 15
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has asserted that the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in Punjab would be completed and made functional within a year. He made this announcement after inaugurating a water supply scheme at Mandhia Khurd village, 8 km from here, yesterday. He said that the state government had been in constant touch with the Union Government as well as the Supreme Court in this regard.

Delhi Samata Party elects president finally to beat EC deadline
New Delhi, May 15
Mr B. K. Tewari was unanimously elected president of the Delhi state unit of the Samata Party for a term of two years at a meeting held in the party office here on Wednesday.


Selection panel cannot remain valid for indefinite period: Advocate-General
Rohtak, May 15
The Advocate-General, Haryana, has advised Maharshi Dayanand University that a panel cannot remain valid for an indefinite period and there is no justification either in law or in equity to revive the selection panel approved on October 31, 1995.

Camps in villages to encourage sowing of cash crops
Sonepat, May 15
To encourage farmers to take to cash crops instead of the traditional wheat and paddy crops, the district administration, in coordination with the Agriculture Department, has decided to organise training camps in the rural areas of the district.

Centre’s missive on  spread of FMD
Sonepat, May 15
The central government has expressed grave concern over the spread of foot and mouth disease among animals in Haryana and directed the state government to take immediate and concrete steps to check it effectively.

Banquet hall fined Rs 5.5 lakh for stealing power
Rohtak, May 15
The Vigilance Department of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) imposed a fine of over Rs 5.50 lakh on a banquet hall located near Tilyar tourist complex on the National Highway 10 here last night.

Jhajjar second in small savings
Jhajjar, May 15
Jhajjar district has got second position in the state in achieving the target in small savings scheme during the financial year 2003-04. The first position was bagged by Panipat district while Panchkula got third position.

10-yr jail term to  five women for smuggling narcotics
Faridabad, May 15
Five women have been sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by a local court on the charge of smuggling narcotics. The accused, identified as Subha Bai, Shanti, Rashmi, Sahiba and Isha, were caught by the police in November 1998 on the charge of trading and selling narcotics weighing about 94 kg.
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  • NFL gets ISO 9001 certification
  • Two auto thieves held

DU announces 2003 exam results 
New Delhi, May 15
The University of Delhi today announced the results of the annual and supplementary examinations, 2003. The courses for which the results were announced are Diploma in Hindi, Modern Arabic, Chinese language, Certificate in Hindi, Modern Arabic Language, Advance Diploma in Hindi, Modern Arabic Language, Advance Diploma in Japanese and Chinese (Part-time), Intensive Advance Diploma in Japanese and Chinese, Certificate course in Chinese (Part-time), Diploma in Japanese Language (part-time) and Post Intensive Advance Diploma in Japanese and Chinese languages.

Baljeet Singh Chadha honoured by DSGMC
New Delhi:
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee today honoured Mr Baljeet Singh Chadha at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in the presence of Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, President, DSGMC, Mr Manmohan Singh Mohini, Mr Prahlad Singh Chandhok and other members.


Hawala conduit of J&K militants nabbed
New Delhi, May 15
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested a conduit, who received money from hawala operators in the Capital and subsequently handed it over to militant organisations in Jammu and Kashmir. Arms and ammunitions have also been seized from his possession.


Civic amenities go for a toss in industrial area
Sonepat, May 15
Established in the early 1951 in the hope that it would serve as a model for industrial areas elsewhere in the state, the Sonepat industrial area today is a dream turned sour.


MDU forms quality assurance cell
Rohtak, May 15
Maharshi Dayanand University has initiated steps towards continuous quality improvement even after its accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).


Judicial remand for BDPO in bribery case
Sonepat, May 15
Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) of Murlana block, Durga Dutt Sharma, who was arrested by the vigilance team on Monday evening while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from one of his subordinates, has been remanded in judicial custody till May 28 by the Judicial Magistrate.


Depicting dreams on canvas
he first solo painting exhibition by Amit Vardhan, a deaf and dumb artist of the Capital, was inaugurated on May 15 at Gallery – 2, Ravindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi here. The exhibition will remain open till May 21.
  • New collection  of Manish
  • Chandrakant Channe: A journey into childhood
  • Aashay Meshram:  miracle boy
  • Spiritual magic show

Adding new dimensions to the good old Kathak
Manjari Chaturvedi in ‘Sufiana Kathak’W
hen Manjari Chaturvedi dons her costume and ghungroos, she miraculously transforms an old dancing form, Kathak. For this 29-year-old danseuse, her imagination helps her create fresh steps.  Manjari aims at adding new proportions to Kathak and arouse peoples’ interest in this artform. Her expressions have added several innovations to the Kathak repertoire. Manjari has incorporated the mystique of Sufism and the moving meditation, thereby unifying both the Hindu and Muslim traditions. Born in Roorkee, she began her dancing career at a tender age when she was in school. Gradually, she drowned herself in the sea of Katahk by learning more and more about it and finally pursuing it as professions. Her parents always stood behind her. She said: “I have always found them as my best audience.
Manjari Chaturvedi in ‘Sufiana Kathak’.


Rakesh Jolly stars in Haryana’s victory
New Delhi, May 15
An all-round performance by Rakesh Jolly (3 for 27 and 27) was the highlight of Haryana’s five-wicket victory against Gujarat and entered the semi-final of the fifth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship at the Delhi University ground on Thursday.
Former Indian Test opener Chetan Chauhan meeting the Haryana players before their match against Gujarat in the fifth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship at the Delhi University ground on Thursday.
Former Indian Test opener Chetan Chauhan meeting the Haryana players before their match against Gujarat in the fifth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship

Rajan, Dileep help Shastri Club emerge champions
New Delhi, May 15
Rajan Gupta cracked a dashing century and Dileep scored a blazing 87 and 90 in the first and second innings respectively to help Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Inborn Club by 87 runs and emerge champions in the DDCA A-I Division Cricket League at the Palam ground.

Anirudh, Arjun star for Sunheri Club
New Delhi, May 15
An all-round display by Anirudh Singh (2 for 16 and 58, 4x4, 3x6) and a half century by Arjun Gulati helped Sunheri Cricket Club beat Canara Bank by three wickets in a Group A League match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti NDCA League at the Mohan Meakins ground.

Aditya, Balinder shine for K G Colts
New Delhi, May 15
A blistering century knock of 128 by Aditya Aima and strokeful 77 by Balinder Singh enabled K G Colts beat Daryaganj Gymkhana by 277 runs in a DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament match at the Bharat Nagar ground. For K G Colts Aditya Aima played a cameo knock.

Frank Anthony beat DDA
New Delhi, May 15
Frank Anthony Public School defeated Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Football Academy 5-4 in the inaugural five-a-side Ambuja Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

Delhi Cup Prize Money TT
New Delhi, May 15
The Delhi Table Tennis Association (DTTA) will hold a Delhi Cup Rs 25,000 Prize Money Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora indoor stadium on June 28 and 29. The tournament will be held in five categories—men, women, boys, sub-junior and cadet boys.

Haryana lift  wrestling title


SDM presides over durbar at Rai
Today’s open durbar of the district administration at Rai, the block headquarters, was dominated by complaints from Nahra village relating to encroachments, disruption of telephone services, erratic power and drinking water supplies.


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