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Gang involved in printing currency smashed

New Delhi, February 5
With the arrest of three persons, the North-East district police today claimed to have busted a gang involved in printing and circulation of fake currency in the Capital. 

THE CON TRIO: Three gangsters with printing machines, scanner and other equipment, caught in the Capital on Thursday.

Traffic police brass asked to man busy roads
New Delhi, February 5
Lack of adequate traffic discipline on the Delhi roads has led the Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr K K Paul, to order the presence of senior traffic police officials on the roads to get the first-hand experience of traffic problems in Delhi.



Panel to verify claims on basic amenities in MCD schools
New Delhi, February 5
While the Delhi Government and the MCD authorities have been quick to claim that all is well in the schools run by them, the High Court has sought more proof.

HC stays eviction of Yamun Pushta encroachers
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi High Court has imposed a stay order till Monday on the campaign by the city authorities to simultaneously evict and relocate encroachers from Yamuna Pushta, an illegal hutment colony along the river in the Capital.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee holds a demonstration to protest against the BJP-led NDA government for dragging the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Bofors issue at Parliament Street in the Capital on Thursday.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee holds a demonstration to protest against the BJP-led NDA government for dragging the name of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Bofors issue at Parliament Street in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Court notice to EC on ‘no-dues’ certificate
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission wanting to know why a condition requiring electoral candidates to produce a ‘no-dues’ certificate from the government departments was withdrawn five days before the last date of nominations in the recent Assembly polls.

Telecom major asked to compensate for deficient service
New Delhi, February 5
A Delhi consumer court has ordered telecom major Reliance Infocomm to pay Rs 40,000 to a customer as compensation for deficiency in service and return Rs 3,000 paid by him as the first instalment to the company for its mobile services.

Crime Branch probing murder of PM’s grandnephew
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi Police Crime Branch is carrying out independent investigations into the murder of Prime Minister’s grandnephew Manish Mishra. Manish, an undergraduate student, and two of his friends, were allegedly beaten up and thrown out of the Chhattisgarh Express at Kosi Kalan in Mathura on January 24 when they tried to stop some miscreants from eve-teasing.


Cong in combative mode after HC’s Bofors verdict
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi High Court’s quashing of graft charges in the Bofors case against late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Thursday brought back a spring in the steps of the Indian National Congress’ rank and file as they poured out into the streets and registered their protest against the “vilification” campaign unleashed by political parties over the past decade and more.

DPCC plans to expose those behind Bofors conspiracy
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee is putting its head together to draw up an elaborate plan to tell the people of the truth behind the Bofors conspiracy and expose those political parties that levelled baseless allegations against the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.


Cleanliness work handed over to private contractors
Sonepat, February 5
A number of resolutions, including the one to hand over the cleanliness work of 10 out 31 wards to private contractors, were passed in the meeting of the local municipal council held on Wednesday.

This artiste casts a spell over viewers with her pottery
Faridabad, February 5
Though a selected few and expert artistes get a chance to display their craft and expertise at the internationally acclaimed ‘Surajkund Crafts Fair’ here, there are only some of them who are really able to attract the attention of the visitors.
The artworks of Ravi Chawla at the Surajkund Crafts Mela.

‘Need to change mindset against evil of gender bias’
New Delhi, February 5
A two-day national consultation on ‘Emerging Dimensions of Women’s Empowerment’ began at the National Council of Educational Research and Training here today.

Mother Dairy hikes milk prices
New Delhi, February 5
Milk distributor Mother Dairy today announced a hike of rupee one in milk prices with immediate effect. A Mother Dairy official pointed out that the cost of raw milk has gone up. Ghee and milk powder prices have also increased.

Unauthorised vendors occupy railway station
Sonepat, February 5
Unauthorised vendors supplying sub-standard eatables on platforms and trains with the blessings of the railway authorities and the enforcement agencies have mushroomed at the Sonepat railway station.

Fire in eight trains due to sabotage
New Delhi, February 5
Of the nine incidents of fire in trains parked in stations in Delhi since November 2003, eight were suspected to have been caused by sabotage or mischief, costing the Railways over Rs 2.4 crore, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Cong Govt accused of ignoring slum dwellers
New Delhi, February 5
The Union Ministers Sahib Singh Verma and Vijay Goel today accused the Delhi Government of ignoring the interest of the 30 lakh people living in the unauthorised colonies. They demanded that Congress-led Delhi Government should submit the list of such settlements to the High Court as early as possible.

Hi-tech media management for ‘Mission-2004’
Bhiwani, February 5
With hi-tech strategy having played an important role in the electoral success in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to replicate the same in the district here for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.


Currency racket busted
Noida, February 5
The Noida police have succeeded in nabbing three master cheats, who used to print fake currency notes and put them into circulation in major parts of western UP from Meerut, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahar, Gautam Budh Nagar etc.

Prostitution racket busted, 10 held from parlours
New Delhi, February 5
The Delhi Police today raided two beauty parlours and arrested 10 prostitutes and three pimps. The pimps of the two beauty parlours, “Classic Classic” and “Beauty Palace” were identified as Raj Kumar Rai, Sudhir Kumar and Shane Alam.


Hungarian artistes to exhibit a potpourri of paintings

The Hungarian Culture Centre here is organising a group exhibition of paintings of 27 renowned Hungarian artists beginning February 7. The exhibition, which will continue till March 5, is entitled “Process”. Strange as it may sound, Folyamat Tarsasag (Association “Process”) is an association of exhibitions, indeed, an “exhibition association” of artists.

The workmanship of Jasleen.

A doyenne of vocalists
Padmini K Rao, disciple of Dr Prabha Atre, the famous vocalist and late Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, the dhrupadia and rudra veena maestro has emerged as one of the most gifted voices from the Kirana gharana, a style that has produced legends like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Gangubai Hangal. Having already performed in West Asia, Europe, the USA, Mumbai and Bangalore, she was in town recently for her first-ever musical concert in New Delhi.

Padmini K Rao performing at a show.


Lata opens electrophysiology dept in Metro Hospital
Noida, February 5
Melody queen Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar gave Noidaites a beautiful gift by formally dedicating to the people Asia’s first electrophysiology department in Metro Hospital here yesterday.


Madura, Vandana enter doubles final
New Delhi, February 5
The second seeded Indian pair of Madura Ranganathan and Vandana Murali defeated compatriots Sandhya Nagaraj and Sandri Gangotri 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4) to enter the girls’ doubles final of the Adidas ITF Junior Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Thursday.

The Delhi Police Equestrian team presenting the Overall Runners up Hyderabad Trophy to Delhi Police Commissioner K. K. Paul at a function in the Capital on Thursday. The Delhi Police Equestrian team participated in the 23rd All India Police Equestrian Championship and Mounted Police Duty Meet, which was held in Hyderabad. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Shanti Gyan Niketan move up
New Delhi, February 5
Shanti Gyan Niketan School, Goyla defeated St. Marks School, Meera Bagh by six wickets to move up in the Ganga School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the school ground.

North to meet West in Vizzy Trophy final
New Delhi, February 5
North Zone will meet West Zone in the Vizzy Trophy Cricket Tournament final. North Zone defeated East Zone on the basis of their first innings lead at the Jamia Millia ground while West Zone beat South Zone, also on the basis of first innings lead, at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium. 

Maruti Suzuki Auto Cross Race
New Delhi, February 5
The Maruti Suzuki Auto Cross Race will be held from February 6 to 9 at the City Centre, Noida. The three-day event is a skill-driving test wherein drivers negotiate a prescribed course consisting of sharp twists and turns to evaluate their skills in manoeuvring and controlling their cars.

Five records tumble in Railway athletics
New Delhi, February 5
Five new meet records were established in the 51st Northern Railway Athletic Championship at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Thursday. Baljit Kaur clocked 1:04.7 secs to post a new meet record in the 400m hurdles for women while Rupinder Kaur of Ferozepur Division clocked 24.8 secs to create new record in the 200m women’s race.

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