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Plot to make a fast buck from school plots
Faridabad, May 17
Defying all rules and regulations of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), some original owners of school plots, which were purchased at nominal rates, had sold them or were in the process of illegally handing them over to parties offering hefty amounts.

MDU wakes up to fake answer books
Rohtak, May 17
The use of fake answer books makes a mockery of the education system. In the examinations conducted by the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) recently, about 164 fake answer books were seized.

Children enjoy the cool environs at a swimming pool in the Capital on Saturday. Children enjoy the cool environs at a swimming pool in the Capital on Saturday.
—  Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Delhi BJP working on chargesheet 
New Delhi, May 17
Dubbing the Congress government in the NCT of Delhi as “a paper tiger” that had failed on all fronts, the BJP today said it would shortly bring out a charge sheet against the Sheila Dikshit ministry, fully exposing its “hollowness and unworthiness.”



Housekeeper in Rai school alleges rape
Sonepat, May 17
A case of alleged rape of a housekeeper has come to light in Motilal Nehru School of Sports at Rai in this district, which is a premier sports institution in Haryana.

Holding aloft: Nisha Sharma, after being honoured by the Mahila Dakshta CRUSADER NISHA
‘I am brave, not suicidal’
New Delhi, May 17
Nisha Sharma, who became an overnight celebrity when she rebuffed her bridegroom and had him arrested, today declared that girls have to stand up against dowry to exorcise the social evil.

HOLDING ALOFT: Nisha Sharma, after being honoured by the Mahila Dakshta Samiti in Noida on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

From the netGory Frontier was the glorious Mail of the Empire
Meerut, May 17
The Frontier Mail was the glory of the British Empire in the pre-Independence era. In fact, the joy of senior bureaucrats knew no bounds when the train made its debut journey on the first day of September in 1928 from Church Gate railway station in Mumbai to distant Peshawar.


NOTHING TO CROW ABOUT! — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Challan filed in fake cases of vehicle theft
after two years
Sonepat, May 17
Finally after nearly two years of struggle, the Gohana police have managed to submit a challan in the court at Gohana on Friday against 26 persons including four officials—Phool Singh, Jai Bhagwan, Ram Niwas and Lajpat Rai of the office of the Vehicle Registration Authority of Gohana in a fake registration scandal which was detected in 2001.

Mystery shrouds death of lifer in Sonepat district jail
Sonepat, May 17
Yashpal (28), a life convict and a resident of Jasrana village in Rohtak district died in mysterious circumstances in the district jail here yesterday.

Rohtak residents gnash their teeth at prolonged power cuts
Rohtak, May 17
With the onset of summer, electricity has played truant with the lives of residents. Scheduled and unscheduled power cuts have become common.

Shortage of canal water in Sonepat, Ganaur
Sonepat, May 17
Thousands of farmers living in at least 150 villages in Sonepat and Ganaur subdivisions have been facing an acute shortage of canal water for irrigation purposes, following the receding level of groundwater.

Irregularities in preparing ration cards alleged
Faridabad, May 17
The Haryana unit of the Janata Dal (U) has alleged irregularities in the preparation of yellow and pink cards for people below the poverty line (BPL) in the district.

L’affaire Madhumita: Tripathi’s arrest demanded
New Delhi, May 17
The activists of the National Human Rights Council today demanded the arrest of Uttar Pradesh Minister of State Amarmani Tripathi for his alleged links with the slain poetess Madhumita Shukla.

The wages of offering ‘healthful’ herbal drinks
New Delhi, May 17
Two suspects, arrested yesterday by the Delhi Police for selling herbal drinks, were remanded in judicial custody till May 31.

Yet another woman harassed by a dowry-hungry family
Rewari, May 17
The efforts of a loving father, Rajender Prasad Sharma, to find a high-salaried groom for her daughter Neel Kamal Sharma just on the basis of an attractive matrimonial inserted in a prominent Hindi daily by the groom’s family have now virtually ended in despair and dejection.

Love angle confirmed in murder
Rewari: With the arrest of one Vijay Singh by the Government Railway Police, Rewari in connection with the gruesome murder of Devender Kumar here on May 7, it has now almost been established that that the love affair between Vijay and Devender’s cousin had led to the crime.

Forgiveness & repentance: The route to survival
piritually speaking all wars are the manifestation of evil – the manifestation of hatred and the yearning for revenge. “The chief evil of war is more evil. War is the concentration of all human crimes.

Colleges urged not to doubt NAAC credibility
Sonepat, May 17
Dr Usha Kapuria, an eminent educationist and the Principal of K M College, Kharkhauda (Sonepat), has advised the management of colleges in Haryana not to question the credibility and norms of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the members of the teams deputed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for inspection of government and non-government colleges.

  • Civic body crisis persists

Wrestler killed in freak mishap
New Delhi, May 17
Fiddling with scissors resulted in the death of a wrestler in Partap Bagh area yesterday. The wrestler was identified as Sandeep.

  • Passenger killed
  • Scindia Marg traffic
  • Matri Shakti Diwas



Two criminals held; pistol, knife seized 
New Delhi, May 17
The South district police today claimed to have arrested two desperate criminals who had been involved in several cases of robbery, murder and dacoity in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh last evening.



V-Cs’ meeting to open a new chapter in academic excellence
New Delhi, May 17
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is organising a two-day First National Convention of Vice-Chancellors of Accredited Universities-Towards Academic Excellence on May 21 and 22, 2003 at the India International Centre, here.


Give six-month training to judicial officers: DBA
New Delhi, May 17
The Capital-based district bar associations have demanded that at least six months’ training should be imparted to the newly selected officers before assigning them independent judicial work.

CAT notice to LG and Transport Commissioner
New Delhi, May 17
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has issued a notice to the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor and the Transport Commissioner on a petition filed by a Motor Vehicle Inspector alleging various injustices meted out to him.



Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat presenting the award to Mr Vana Prasad Reddy, managing director of Santha Biotechnics.BODY & MIND
Consult docs before popping pills
opping pills without the doctors prescription can be harmful, warns Dr Tarun Sahni, Senior Consultant Physician at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital.

Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat presenting the award to Mr Vana Prasad Reddy, managing director of Santha Biotechnics.

  • Improve your memory with the help of pen
  • Lite zone
  • Shantha awarded
  • Palliative care unit



FCI beat Bihar, move into quarter-final
New Delhi, May 17
Food Corporation of India (FCI) defeated Bihar Cricket Association, Jamshedpur by three wickets to enter the quarter-final of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. FCI will take on last year’s runners-up Oil and Natural Gas Commission in the quarter-final on Monday.

Haryana sail past AP, enter final
New Delhi, May 17
Fine knocks by Vishal Singh Yadav (64) and Mahesh Sharma (51) and devastating off-spin bowling by R P Singh (4 for 13) helped Haryana crush Andhra Pradesh by 159 runs and entered the final of the fifth National Inter-State Veteran Cricket Championship at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Saturday.

18 teams for National Women’s soccer
New Delhi, May 17
Eighteen State teams will vie for honours in the 12th Senior National Women’s Football Championship to be held in Chennai from June 8 to 24.

Pradeep, Kunal guide PMG to victory
New Delhi, May 17
Pradeep Sangwan cracked a stroke-filled 72 and Kunal Narang produced a deadly bowling performance (3 for 50) to guide Professional Management Group (PMG) to a nine-run victory against St. Mark School in the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Government School ground, Vikaspuri.

St. Mary’s, Columba’s move up
New Delhi, May 17
Mount St. Mary’s defeated DDA Football Academy 4-1 to earn three points in the third Ambuja Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.Top

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