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Yet another HC judge declines to hear bail plea
New Delhi, May 20
After the CBI challenged the interim bail granted to former Delhi High Court judge Shamit Mukherjee in the DDA scam, the high court judges seem to have developed cold feet on bail petitions filed by the other accused in the case.

Sir Edmund Hillary with his wife at the unveiling of plaques naming roads after him and Tenzing Norgay in the Capital on Tuesday.
Sir Edmund Hillary with his wife at the unveiling of plaques naming roads after him and Tenzing Norgay in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Extortionist wanted in five states dies in encounter
Ghaziabad, May 20
Two notorious criminals, who specialised in kidnapping for ransom, were shot dead in an early morning encounter near the Kanwali culvert by the Indirapuram police here.

Munish Dalal beaten up by jail inmates
Ghaziabad, May 20
Munish Dalal, who had hogged media attention for having reportedly demanded Rs 12 lakh and a car in dowry and created a ruckus at the venue of his marriage to Noida’s Nisha Sharma last week, was assaulted by fellow prisoners in Dasna jail to which he has been sent on Nisha’s complaint.




Heroin worth Rs 2.5 crore found hidden in LPG cylinder

New Delhi, May 20
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested two persons and seized 2.25 kg of high quality heroin of Pakistani origin, which was found concealed in an empty LPG cylinder in a car in the Vikaspuri area in West district. The consignment was worth Rs 2.5 crore in the international market.

  • Beef seized in raids on cold store

Three dozen battery-run buses rusting in depot
New Delhi, May 20
About three dozen battery-run buses, worth crores of rupees, parked for more than a decade at the bus depot of Delhi Energy Development Authority at School Block near Shakarpur area of East Delhi, have been reduced to junk, thanks to the apathy of the Delhi Transport Department.

MCD ties up with ICICI Infotech
New Delhi, May 20
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today signed an agreement with the ICICI Infotech to provide consulting and project management on e-governance initiatives for two years, the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, said.

MCD and ICICI Infotech bigwigs at the signing of the e-governance agreement in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

MCD and ICICI Infotech bigwigs at the signing of the e-governance agreement in the Capital on Tuesday.



Sikh youths urged to follow code of conduct
New Delhi, May 20
President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Paramjit Singh Sarna today said that the new generation of Sikhs is blindly following modern customs and has started degrading the code of conduct.

Activists of the National Federation of Indian Women demonstrating outside Marina Hotel in the Capital on Tuesday demanding the reinstatement of Kalyani Satpathy in her job
Activists of the National Federation of Indian Women demonstrating outside Marina Hotel in the Capital on Tuesday demanding the reinstatement of Kalyani Satpathy in her job. She was reportedly sacked after she filed a sexual harassment case. — Tribune Photo

Co-operative bus societies leave Sonepat villagers in the lurch
Sonepat, May 20
Residents of villages in the district have been facing great hardships due to the lack of transportation facilities for the last five years, but the state government seems not to be moved by the plight. Despite knocking at every door in the administration, the problem persists.

Laparoscopy launched in Meerut MH
Meerut, May 20
The much-awaited laparoscopic surgery facility was launched in Military Hospital here by the Deputy Director, Medical Services, Uttar Bharat Area Brigadier Ramesh Kumar.

HARSAC holds workshop on natural resources data
Bhiwani, May 20
The Haryana State Remote Sensing Application Centre (HARSAC), established on the HAU campus in Hisar, organised a workshop on “Natural Resources Information System (NRIS)” for Bhiwani district officials at Baya Tourist Resort. The objective of the workshop was to apprise the district officials of the database generated and the land and water resource development plans prepared for Bhiwani using satellite data.

Something’s stinking in Vasant Kunj!
New Delhi, May 20
Whenever residents of Pocket 9 of Sector C in Vasant Kunj move out, they cover their noses because of the unbearable stench in the area. Many residents complain of having developed respiratory problems and skin diseases and many others are planning to move out.

MDA Budget casualty in bureaucrat-NGO tussle
Nuh (Gurgaon), May 20
The Mewat Development Agency (MDA) and a section of the bureaucracy appear to have adopted ‘one step forward, two steps backward’ model in the development of Mewat, considered to be one of the most backward areas of Haryana.

DHBVN not to charge departmental rates on shifting of 11 KV lines
Bhiwani, May 20
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided not to charge the prevailing 24 per cent departmental rates over and above the total expenditure on shifting of 11 KV and 33 KV lines, on request of the consumers.

Magisterial probe into wall collapse
Rohtak, May 20
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the collapse of a wall of the Farmers’ Service Centre which claimed the lives of two labourers in the storm on Monday night. The service centre is being constructed by the Haryana Agro Industries Corporation in the new Anaj Mandi here.

Life term for four in murder case
Faridabad, May 20
The local fast track court has awarded life term to four persons including three brothers for murdering a person in 2001. As per prosecution, the accused identified as Ramesh, Brahma and Lala and Indraj had murdered Jasbeer, a cycle stand contractor at Old Faridabad Railway Station, after a dispute.

  • Duststorm lashes city

Armyman’s body cremated
Sonepat, May 20
The body of an Army jawan Bijender of IVth Sikh battalion was cremated at his native village Salimear Majra about 10 km from here last evening. According to a report, a large number of villagers and some Army officials were present on the occasion. Bijender along with two other soldiers were killed when their vehicle overturned in Nagaland recently.


Four inter-state gangsters held
Sonepat, May 20
With the arrest of four persons, the police have busted an inter-state gang of criminals involved in the cases of loot, dacoity, murder and extortion of money, operating in several parts of Haryana, UP and Delhi for the last few years.

Youth killed; body found in jungle
Noida, May 20
A youth has been killed with sharp-edged weapons in a field where he was taken by his own friend. The alleged murderer is absconding.

Brother stabbed to death
New Delhi, May 20
A suspected criminal was reportedly stabbed to heath by his elder brother in Mayapuri area last night. The deceased was identified as Sanjeev who was a declared bad character of the Mayapuri police station. He was released on bail recently. He had an argument with his brother Hemraj and alleged that he had taken his Rs 200.

House of BSNL official looted
Unidentified number of thieves made their way into a house in Sector-9 here and escaped with a booty of about Rs 3 lakh from the residence of a BSNL official in broad daylight on Monday. A case has been booked.

Wife assaulted after quarrel
A young housewife Nisha sustained serious knife injuries after she was assaulted by her husband Kali Ram at home in the Housing Board Colony of Sector 15 here last evening.


Valaya designs for the modern royalty
HILE most designers chose to display their Spring Summer 2003 designs in the country itself, J. J. Valaya unveiled his collection under the label, ‘Duffusion’, at a fashion show ‘Glamore 2003’ in Dubai.

  • Floral jewellery to floor a few

  • Babita’s noodle straps and motifs

  • Blossom with glowing skin

  • Koena Mitra opens beauty clinic

  • Formal T-shirts


Top 14 teams for Raghubir tourney
New Delhi, May 20
Top 14 teams of the Capital will vie for honours in the Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket Tournament to be held at the Modern School ground (Barakhamba Road) from May 22. Malviya Club will take on Sonnet Club in the opening match.

  • Sonnet beat Patel Nagar

Finally, BCCI thinks of Rajinder Goel
Rohtak, May 20
Left arm leg spinner Rajinder Goel, who had been denied the privilege of representing India, in spite of two and a half decades of fruitful innings on domestic front, has finally been able to get recognition from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

ONGC down FCI, enter semis
New Delhi, May 20
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) trounced Food Corporation of India (FCI) by five wickets to enter the semi-final of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. ONGC will take on Collage Group in the first semi-final on Wednesday while Sonnet will clash against Lal Bahadur Shastri Club in the second semi-final on Thursday. The final will be played on May 25.

Adventure award for Vijaypat Singhania
New Delhi, May 20
Industrialist and microlight aircraft flying champion Vijaypat Singhania has been conferred with the ‘Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2001’ for Lifetime Achievement by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee presented the award to Mr Singhania at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on May 20.
Vijaypat Singhania during his world-record setting flight on a microlight aircraft from UK to India in 1988.
Vijaypat Singhania during his world-record setting flight on a microlight aircraft from UK to India in 1988.

TVS Racing reigns supreme
New Delhi, May 20
TVS Racing emerged victorious in the Gulf Dirt Track Challenge Autocross Championship held at Mangalore. TVS Racing participated in eight events, out of which they won first place in six.

Competitions in full swing in T Ao-Doner Soccer
New Delhi, May 20
Competitions have gained momentum in the Dr T Ao-Doner Football Tournament for the North East Region, which was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Guwahati on May 17.


Shake-up in police brass
New Delhi, May 20
There was reshuffle in the Delhi Police with transfer and posting of senior officers. Joint Commissioner of Police (Armed Battalion) has been posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence).


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