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Senior citizens slain in bed
New Delhi, February 11
The West district police are hunting for a Nepali servant who is the prime suspect in the murder of an old couple at their residence in Janak Puri this morning.
A scene of the bedroom, where the couple were murdered
A scene of the bedroom, where the couple were murdered. — Photo by Kamal Singh

legal corner
HC nod to rehabilitation of Yamuna slum dwellers
New Delhi, February 11
Paving the way for removal of unauthorised settlements on the banks of the Yamuna in the city, the Delhi High Court today asked the authorities to go ahead with the implementation of the rehabilitation scheme, envisaging the simultaneous eviction and allotment for those affected.

DPCC decries razing of JJ clusters 
New Delhi, February 11
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ch Prem Singh today condemned the demolition of the JJ clusters in Safdarjung Enclave, near Kamal Cinema, by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).


city scare
SI among two injured in blast near IIT flyover
New Delhi, February 11
Two persons, including a sub-inspector were injured in a bomb explosion occurred near IIT flyover in South Delhi this evening. The injured were identified as Suleman, Sub-Inspector posted at Rashtrapati Bhawan and Gopal Singh, a pedestrian. They were admitted to a hospital by a police Control Room van.

Forensic experts and policemen inspect the blast site near the IIT flyover on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
Forensic experts and policemen inspect the blast site near the IIT flyover

RWAs allowed to help in enlisting eligible voters
Gurgaon, Februray 11
Enlarging the role of resident welfare associations in the election process, the Election Commission has empowered the associations to authenticate the residents of their localities and help them get their voter I-card. According to People’s Action, a leading NGO, more than one lakh voters are still be enrolled in Gurgaon city constituency.

Tainted DU teacher barred from exam work
New Delhi, February 11
Following accusations that there has been no timely action against a teacher who failed to conduct examinations in a fair manner, the Delhi University Vice-Chancellor is reported to have announced that the teacher in question has been debarred from all examination work till the enquiry against her is completed.

Simians prance around the gate of the Ministry of Defence in South Block Security breach: Simians prance around the gate of the Ministry of Defence in South Block on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


HVP promises to slash electricity charge
Sonepat, February 11
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), if comes into power after the Assembly elections, would introduce the flat rate on electricity bills for tubewells and electricity charges would be reduced in the domestic sector.


Anti-encroachment drive fails to have lasting effect
Sonepat, February 11
The anti-encroachment campaign launched by the district administration here has failed to have any lasting effect. The municipal and HUDA land, which had earlier been vacated, has been occupied once again. Encroachment and grabbing of land has led to traffic hazards apart from regular traffic jams on the city roads.

Physically challenged protesting against discrimination in recruitment in the civil services at Vijay Chowk
Physically challenged protesting against discrimination in recruitment in the civil services at Vijay Chowk in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Noida connectivity set to improve
Noida, February 11
The Noida town is slated to undergo a revolutionary change in next two years. The route of Metro rail passing through Noida has also been given a clearance. Besides, a third route will connect Noida with Greater Noida and a bridge on the Hindon river in Sector-123 near Pathla Kanjarpur will connect Noida with Greater Noida. This will be linked with highway connecting Greater Noida.

Lt-Gen Bhardwaj takes over as DGAFMS
New Delhi, February 11
Lt-Gen J.R.Bhardwaj has assumed the appointment of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services and Senior Colonel Commandant as head of three medical service. He was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps on June 1, 1965. He takes over from Lt-Gen B. N. Shahi, who has retired.

ncr briefs
Smuggled goods worth Rs 16 lakh seized 
Noida, February 11
Foreign textile worth Rs16 lakh, which was being smuggled into Noida via Kalindi Kunj without paying the trade tax, was confiscated by the mobile team of the Trade Tax Department. According to department sources, a trade tax of Rs.2 lakh was payable on this consignment.
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Delhi digest 
New Delhi World Book Fair from Feb 14
New Delhi, February 11
The 16th New Delhi World Book Fair, the largest book event in the Afro-Asian region, would begin in the national Capital from this weekend and would see 1,205 participants from over 17 countries exhibiting their latest titles here.

SYL canal protest 


Woman throws kids into canal
Jhajjar, February 11
In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old woman took the life of her two children by throwing them in a canal in Bisan village of the district. The District Police Chief, Mr H. S. Doon, told a press conference today that Kamla, wife of Ram Kishan, a CRPF Jawan, has reported to the Beri police station that her two children Amit (7) and Anju (9) disappeared when they had gone to their grandfather’s room for sleeping on February 5.

Woman robbed of jewellery, cell phone 
New Delhi, February 11
Three youths armed with knives robbed a mobile phone and jewellery worth thousands of rupees from the house of a resident of Masjid Moth this morning. The victim, identified as Arpana Vishwanath, was alone in the house when the incident occurred. The youths knocked at the door and forcefully entered the house when the door was opened.

Job racket busted
New Delhi, February 11
With the arrest of a doctor, identified as Dr Mohammad Nizam, the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a manpower racket. A number of other suspects were absconding.

Cash, gold ornaments looted
Sonepat, February 11
Armed persons looted the house of one Irshad Khan at Palra village, about 15 km from here last night. According to a report, the miscreants knocked at the door of Mr Irshad Khan and forcefully entered the house when he opened the door.


Unrecognised distance courses not acceptable to govt
here is bad news for the sundry distance education institutes not recognised by the Distance Education Council (DEC). The DEC Chairman, Prof. H P Dikshit, has announced that those candidates, who have not passed out of recognised distance education institutes, will not be eligible for government jobs.
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Officials dupe govt during health mela
Sonepat, February 11
Some officials of the Health Department are reported to have duped the government in the purchase of medicines for the three-day Health Mela organised by the Union Health Ministry in the Civil Hospital, which concluded here yesterday.


Surya creates upset
New Delhi, February 11
Surya Prakash, a 10th Standard student of La Maritiniere, caused the biggest upset in the second round of the Eveready 103rd All-India Amateur Golf Championship, the second oldest golf tournament in the world after the British Open, at the par-72 Royal Calcutta Golf Club today.

Gyan Bharati annex inter-school title
New Delhi, February 11
Gyan Bharati Cricket Academy defeated Modern School, Barakhamba Road by 40 runs to win the two-day final of the sixth Inter-School Under-15 Cricket Tournament. The prizes were distributed by former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi.

Former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi and Gursharan Singh with Gyan Bharati Academy team who won the Under-15 Inter-School Cricket Tournament.
Former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi and Gursharan Singh with Gyan Bharati Academy team who won the Under-15 Inter-School Cricket Tournament

SA-Kiwi tour on Star Sports
New Delhi, February 11
ESPN Star Sports will telecast six One-Day Internationals and three Test matches between South Africa and New Zealand ‘live’ from February 13 to March 30. The series promises a lot of thrill and excitement for a few reasons. The South Africans are riding a high wave after their stupendous success against the West Indies.

DAV School in Ganga cricket semis
New Delhi, February 11
Half centuries by Soumik Chatterjee and Jalad Dua and deadly bowling by Sourav Jain (5 for 21) helped DAV School, Shalimarbagh defeat Shanti Gyan Niketan School by 49 runs in the semi-final of the third Ganga Under-17 Cup Cricket Tournament.

St. Xavier’s College record big win
New Delhi, February 11
St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi handed out a 10-1 drubbing to American College, Madurai in the opening match of the 11th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Wednesday.

Aerobic instructor course
New Delhi, February 11
The first Reebok Aerobic Instructor Certification Course will be held from February 20 at the Club Xcell, GK-I, New Delhi. Targeted at aerobic instructors and fitness enthusiasts, Reebok conducts the instructor certification course twice a year in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Lancers win in Jiwaji Rao Polo
New Delhi, February 11
Lancers defeated Yudhe Nipunam 5-0 in the Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup Polo Tournament at the Army Equestrian Centre ground on Wednesday. In a one-sided match, Satish Kumar, Capt A S Baath and Vijay Kumar scored the goals for Lancers.


Six trucks challaned for overloading
Sonepat, February 11
The officials of the Transport Department Haryana are reported to have intercepted at least seven truckloads of wheat, meant for free sale by the Food and Supplies Department and challaned six of them for overloading.


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