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Son hires contract killers to eliminate businessman father
New Delhi, September 18
The South district police today claimed to have arrested four persons for organizing a robbery and trying to murder businessman Ram Prakash Narang. Incidentally, the son of the businessman, Gaurav, is among those who have been arrested. Gaurav, it is learnt, had made at least four attempts to murder his father, thrice with the help of contract killers and once on his own.

Bandhu: He held many charges with aplomb
The embalmed body of Delhi Industries Minister Deep Chand Bandhu at his residence in the CapitalNew Delhi, September 18
Delhi Industries Minister Deep Chand Bandhu, who died here last night, was cremated today with full state honours.
The embalmed body of Delhi Industries Minister Deep Chand Bandhu at his residence in the Capital on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


MDU sops for sports persons
Rohtak, September 18
The Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) will spend Rs.48 lakhs on sports activities in 2003-2004, an increase of Rs 11 lakh in last year’s budget allocation. The budgetary, as well as some other proposals relating to sports, got the nod at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the MDU held recently.

Panchayat throws a spanner in Tourism Dept works
Damdama(Gurgaon), September 18
The panchayat of Damdama, a hot tourist spot which boasts of a lake, has turned down a swap proposal of the Tourism Department. The Department had offered 10 acres of land in exchange for the site, which it is eyeing for expansion of the Saras tourist complex.

Metro inauguration being adjusted for PM 
New Delhi, September 18
The protests by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit notwithstanding, the second line of the Delhi Metro is likely to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Addressing the media persons here today, the Chairperson of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Mr. Madan Lal Khurana, said the Board, in its meeting held on August 26, had decided to invite the Prime Minister to inaugurate the Tees Hazari-Tri Nagar section of Delhi Metro on October 2, but the dates were now being revised because of certain reasons.

Baby mix-up at Safdarjung?
New Delhi, September 18
A newly born baby was allegedly kidnapped from Safdarjung hospital this afternoon. Poonam (25), a resident of Madangir, was admitted to the hospital in the early morning today. She delivered a baby around 9.30 am.

Indian fables make it to global racks
New Delhi, September 18
India’s indigenous ‘Lion and Hare’ and ‘Monkey and Crocodile’ will soon join internationally recognisable characters, ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Cinderella’, on the racks. Ladybird India, which is being launched tomorrow with eight favourite Indian tales and 33 international titles, has tied up with CRY (Child Relief and You) to help educate poor children. 

Congress promises fair deal to Gr Noida farmers
Noida, September 18
The UP Congress President, Mr Jagdambika Pal, has assured farmers of Greater Noida that there will be no anomalies in land compensation rates. The Congress will take up the issue with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and ensure that they get compensation at Noida rates.

83-year-old found strangled at home
New Delhi, September 18
The South district police are hunting for a domestic servant who is suspected to be involved in the murder of Krishan Khanna, 83, a resident of Nizamuddin West. The victim was found strangulated to death in her house in C-12 in West Nizamuddin this evening by her daughter-in-law, Mrs Adesh Khanna, and grand son, Ankit Khanna.


Overflowing sewers, poor power supply plague Sonepat
Sonepat, September 18
Established in the early 1951 in the hope that it would serve as a model for the industrial areas elsewhere in the state, the Sonepat industrial area today is a dream turned sour.

Sleuths of Delhi Police Crime Branch looking for fingerprints at the residence of a Delhi Government Eye Surgeon after a break-in at DDA Flats complex in Motia Khan
Sleuths of Delhi Police Crime Branch looking for fingerprints at the residence of a Delhi Government Eye Surgeon after a break-in at DDA Flats complex in Motia Khan area of Central Delhi on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Murder of journalist condemned, CBI probe sought
Rohtak, September 18
Different journalists’ organisations have condemned the murder of a Kaithal-based journalist, Mr Parmanand Goyal today and demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. Mr Goyal was shot dead near his house this morning.

CM misleading on foreign investments: Vidrohi 
Sonepat, September 18The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, of providing “wrong and baseless information” in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha about the foreign investments in the state during his regime. He said the figures made available in the Lok Sabha and the Haryana Vidhan Sabha were contradictory.

Veterinary staff rushed to check spread of ‘galghotu’
Sonepat, September 18
Following reports of the outbreak of contagious disease “galghotu” among the livestock of Kheri Bilandpur and Bhaira Rasulpur villages in the district, a team of veterinary doctors and other staff have rushed to the villages.

‘Find a new you through meditation’
New Delhi, September 18
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, President, World Council of Religions, delivered a talk today on “Personal Transformation through Meditation” to a fully packed Kamani Auditorium at Mandi House.

Himachali Mela to be held on September 21
New Delhi:
Himachali Mela, the annual function of Jankalyan Sabha, Mandi, would be held on September 21. It would be held on the eve of the traditional ‘Sair Festival’ of Himachal Pradesh in the Saha Auditorium of Shree Gujarati Samaj, where large number of Himachalis residing in Delhi will participate.

Two youths killed in bike accident
Sonepat, September 18
Two youths were killed and another was seriously injured when their motorcycle rammed a Tata 409 on the National Highway No. 71 near Chidana village about 50 km from here last night.
  • Suicide by youth
  • Contractor robbed
  • Farmer electrocuted
  • War Heroes and Martyrdom Day function
  • Education board to honour supervisors
  • Man held for rape of daughter

Rashtriya Parivartan Party to contest in Delhi, Rajasthan
New Delhi, September 18
Rashtriya Parivartan Party, led by Rajya Sabha MP D P Yadav, is going to contest the Assembly elections in Delhi and Rajasthan. Mr Yadav, whose party is joining the former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar-led Third Front, said here today that his party would field youth and women as candidates.


Travel agent, woman held for visa racket 
New Delhi, September 18
The IGI Airport Police today claimed to have arrested two persons including a woman on the charge of visa racket. They were identified as Sopa, travel agent and Sonam, alias

Lid off unit selling adulterated ghee
Sonepat, September 18
The police unearthed a unit engaged in manufacturing and selling adulterated ghee following a raid conducted at a house in Sector 15, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here last evening.


After DU, poll fever grips JNU 
New Delhi, September 18
After the Delhi University, the election fever has shifted its base to the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Though the dates for the elections are yet to be announced, the tempo for the elections is steadily building.


Provide electricity to Hastasal within four months: HC
New Delhi, September 18
The Delhi High Court has issued orders to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the BSES to take steps to provide electricity to the residents of the resettlement colony, Hastasal.

HC notice to NCT Govt, head of blind students’ hostel
New Delhi, September 18
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the NCT Government and the superintendent of the hostel for college-going blind students here on a petition alleging irregularities in admission procedure.

Police remand for two murder accused
Rohtak, September 18
Two suspects who allegedly murdered a youth of Mirjapur Kheri village, were remanded in police custody till September 24 by a local court today. The duo were arrested by the Sampla police last evening.


A mega complex for contemporary art lovers
The four-storeyed Dhoomimal Gallery mega art complex, situated in the heart of the city at Connaught Place, which opened for visitors on Tuesday, promises to be a haven for art lovers in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Spread over 500 square feet, it will hold regular shows of contemporary art.

Eminent jurist Ram Jethmalani and artist Anjolie Ela Menon at the inauguration of Dhoomimal Gallery mega art complex.
Eminent jurist Ram Jethmalani and artist Anjolie Ela Menon at the inauguration of Dhoomimal Gallery mega art complex
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  • Police officer bares his sensitivities
  • Terracotta dreams of Anju Kumar
  • Art therapy for jail birds
  • Navratra special


Staff apathy ails Faridabad Civil Hospital
Faridabad, September 18
There seems to be hardly any improvement in the services offered by the Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital here after the government revised the charges for the OPD and ward patients about two years ago.


Indian National, Tarun Sangha in semis
New Delhi, September 18
Former champions Indian National and Tarun Sangha entered the semi-finals from Group A in the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

P S Bedi re-elected DRC president
New Delhi, September 18
Mr P. S. Bedi was unanimously re-elected president of the Delhi Race Club (DRC), for a record 12th term, at the 63rd annual general meeting held on Thursday. Mr Bedi is associated with several sports, cultural and social organisations in the Capital.

Gurgaon boys defeat CRZ School in historic win 
Sonepat, September 18
Gurgaon boys (under-17) registered a historic win over CRZ School, Sonepat, in the final of the Haryana state pre-Nehru Hockey Championship. On the concluded day here yesterday, the boys from Gurgaon maintained the winning lead despite repeated efforts of the fancied CRZ boys to win by a margin of 3-2.

Sumit Narwal bowls FCI to victory
New Delhi, September 18
A five-wicket haul by Sumit Narwal helped Food Corporation of India (FCI) trounce NALCO by nine wickets and entered the semi-final of the All India Public Sector Cricket Tournament, played at the Central Secretariat ground, Vinay Marg, on Thursday.


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