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Businessman’s son rescued; kidnapper held

New Delhi, February 8
With the arrest of one person, the North-East district police today claimed to have rescued five-year-old Shahbaz Khan from the Devaria Railway Station.
Five-year-old Shahbaz Khan with his parents in the Capital on Sunday.
Five-year-old Shahbaz Khan with his parents in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Ritual murder
Boy’s headless body found
Meerut, February 8
Considerable panic prevailed in the administrative circle here after the sacrifice of a minor boy by a tantrik. The headless body of Chand (10) was found from a sugarcane field in the jungle of Pathanpur village in the late night on Saturday. The so-called tantrik of the village is being interrogated by the police in this connection. But the matter is yet to be solved as the police are working on several leads.


Akhil Bharat Banjara Seva Sangh greeting the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the Capital on Sunday.
Akhil Bharat Banjara Seva Sangh greeting the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

You thought you were safe from air pollution indoors? Think again
New Delhi, February 8
There is no escape from air pollution, even if you were to shut the doors and windows on it. Researchers have found out that the air within the sheltered houses is no better than the air outside. 

Life’s hard knocks
Man complains against harassment by wife, in-laws
Ghaziabad, February 8
A Loni resident has complained to the senior police officers, alleging harassment by his wife, her father, brother and other in-laws. Sandeep Panwar, a resident of Raj Nagar Colony in Loni, was married on April 5, 2000 to Lovely, alias Chanchal, daughter of Dharampal of Chohlda village in Bagpat.

  • Traffic held up

Man stabbed, robbed of Rs 25,000 and scooter
Ghaziabad, February 8
An employee of a security agency in Vijay Nagar police station area was stabbed and robbed of Rs 25,000 and his scooter by criminals who waylaid him on his way to Ghaziabad.

HC sets up panel to fathom condition of
800 water bodies
New Delhi, February 8
The Delhi High Court has constituted a high-level committee to examine the condition of about 800 water bodies in the Capital and submit a report within 15 days.

A sigh of relief
370 m workers in unorganised sector to get PF benefits
New Delhi, February 8
Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh today said social security benefits such as Provident Fund will be available to 370 million workers in the unorganised sector in the country.


INC holds Maha Panchayat
New Delhi, February 8
The Indian National Congress on Sunday organised a Maha Panchayat of representatives of socio-cultural institutions and labour organisations to bring into focus the anti-Dalit policies of the NDA Government.


Special Focus on SONEPAT
Stray cattle throw motorists out of gear
Sonepat, February 8
The biggest terror on the city roads these days are herds of stray cattle that put in sudden appearance in the midst of speedy vehicles, dangerously disrupting the already chaotic flow of traffic.

BJP president Venkaiah Naidu being felicitated at a function in the Capital on Sunday.
BJP president Venkaiah Naidu being felicitated at a function in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Lack of facilities upsets visitors at Surajkund fair
Faridabad, February 8
While the well-known Craft Mela at Surajkund here is in full bloom and has been able to attract a good number of people in the first half of its duration, the visitors have to face certain inconveniences as far as the infrastructure for various facilities is concerned. Although the organisers have put up suggestion boxes at the site, but it seems that the view of the common man is hardly taken care of.

Contemporary crafts with antique touch
Faridabad, February 8
In a specially designed display section, the mela authorities have set up “Innovations - Designer’s Corner”, where 10 designers from Delhi and Faridabad are displaying a unique effort - that of mingling contemporary needs with inherited skills to display “crafts that are more acceptable in modern environs and well-received in export markets”.

Global conference on human integration
New Delhi, February 8
On the occasion of the 110th birth anniversary of Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, 13th International Conference on Human Integration was held on Friday at Burari here. Participants spoke about “Sant Kirpal Singh, the Architect of Human Unity”.

Sharing the message of human unity.
Sharing the message of human unity.

Dowry harassment forces housewife to commit suicide
Sonepat, February 8
A 25-year-old housewife, identified as Meenakshi, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope in her house in the Mandia area here last evening. According to a report, the police have seized the body and sent it for the postmortem examination.

Harrowing experience for cell phone users
Noida, February 8
People using mobile phones have had a harrowing time in Noida area lately. While a financial dispute between private cell phone companies and the MTNL was said to be the possible cause for this disruption, some cell phone companies seems to have adopted an unethical attitude towards their clientele.

NCR briefs
Notices issued to 23 medical stores
Ghaizabad, February 8
The District Health officer has issued notices to 23 medical stores in Ghaziabad for indulging in unethical practices. The notices were sent by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. M.P. Singh, directing the chemists and druggists to send their reply within 15 days, failing which their licenses would be cancelled.

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Health workers to present memo to MLAs
Sonepat: The multi-purpose health workers association has decided to hand over memorandums of demand to every MLA of the district on February 15. Besides, hundreds of the members of the association from all over the state will also hand over the memorandum to the state health minister, Mr M. L. Ranga on February 29 at his residence in Rewari.

Four injured in road accident
Sonepat: Four persons were seriously injured when a Tata 407 and a maxi cab collided on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near Dewan Farm, about 5 km from here last evening.



8 criminals held in special drive
New Delhi, February 8
In a special drive carried out in buses at ISBT and other crowded places, the North district police apprehended eight persons who were involved in robbery, pick pocketing and other criminal activities.

Shopkeeper gunned down
Ghaziabad: A shopkeeper was killed in a hail of bullets last night under Modinagar police station area. Three persons, including Vikrant, son of proprietor Ruby Tailors, are suspected to have committed the crime.


This watch has both utility and entertainment value
Timex Watches has announced the launch of its latest MP3 watches for the Indian market, which allows the user to enjoy his kind of music where ever he goes, besides doubling up as a mobile data storage.

  • Romantic fragrance
  • Toe-to-shoulder look
  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • Iconic lipstick
  • New tomato ketchup
  • Air Chimney
  • No-frost refrigerator
  • Strawberry cake
  • Driving shoes
  • Imperial Granit Stone
  • Olive oil
  • Hi-fi colour television
Manav Sthali, Junior Wing, New Rajinder Nagar conducted its first Youth Parliament in the school auditorium. The motto, ‘the achievers of today and grand masters of tomorrow’ was depicted by the young parliamentarians.

Young parliamentarians responding to the opposition’s questions.
Young parliamentarians responding to the opposition’s questions.
  • Sadhu Vaswani

  • WWE hero meets kids

  • Excellence award

Think before you act…
nce upon a time, a Brahmin was asked by his wife to watch over their sleeping baby girl while she went to fetch water. He adored his little girl and happily sat by her side admiring her beauty. In the meantime, the king’s messenger came to invite him for a meal at the palace.



Museum depicting heritage of Chandni Chowk opens
New Delhi, February 8
A museum depicting the 350-year-old history of Chandni Chowk was opened to the public today. The museum is a unique place, which reflects the lifestyle, heritage, architecture and composite culture of Chandni Chowk under one roof.



Shobhit, Siddarth hit centuries for Salwan
New Delhi, February 8
Shobhit Kaushik (119, 19x4) and Sidharth Sharma (110 n o) hit centuries to help Salwan Boys School defeat Government School, Vikaspuri by 220 runs and entered the final of the seventh Rohtak Road Gymkhana Inter-School Under-16 Cricket Tournament for the R P Jain Trophy at the Bharat Nagar ground.

  • Sahara sail into final

Hindu annex title
New Delhi, February 8
Bhuvnesh Sharma cracked a brilliant 97 with four boundaries and left-arm spinner Aprajit Singh took four wickets for 28 runs to help Hindu College defeat SGTB Khalsa College by 71 runs to annex the Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Delhi University Sports Complex ground on Sunday.

Delhi Colts, DTC win in DDCA League
New Delhi, February 8
Delhi Colts defeated State Bank of India (SBI) by four runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Mohan Meakin ground. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) defeated Rajdhani Club by eight wickets in an A-I Division match at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Arun Mobeyi takes home golf title
New Delhi, February 8
Arun Mobeyi came up trumps in the fourth Lt. Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament played at the par-70 Qutab Golf Course on February 7 and 8.

  • Black Dog lift Gold Vase

Advantage North Zone in Vizzy
New Delhi, February 8
Hosts North Zone were in an advantageous position when they reduced West Zone to 145 for 4 at the end of the second day’s play in the Vizzy Trophy Cricket Championship final at the Jamia Millia ground on Sunday.


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