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Parcel worth its weight in gold seized from railway station
New Delhi, March 4
The police, with the help of some specialized agencies, are trying to ascertain the actual destination of the booty in gold, silver ornaments and cash, worth lakhs of rupees, recovered from eight sacks, at the Old Delhi Railway Station last night.

DPCC struggling to shortlist candidates
New Delhi, March 4
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee is finding it extremely difficult to shortlist names for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the National Capital territory of Delhi with various pressure groups demanding their due.

GB Nagar land scam probe halts in its tracks
Greater Noida, March 4
The scrapping of Gautam Budh Nagar district has thrown a spanner into the probe instituted into land scams, reinforcing the general perception that Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had scrapped the district only to benefit the land mafia. According to Ghaziabad D. M. Santosh Yadav, the probes have not been scuttled but have slowed down due to the month-long agitation against scrapping of G.B. Nagar district.



Public places
Vacant Palika Place offices turn into godowns
New Delhi, March 4
The ambitious Palika Place complex, constructed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Punchkuian Road in 1987 at a cost of several crore of rupees, has become a burden as only four of its 66 offices have been taken on rent despite the prime location. This at a time when office and shop space is going at a premium.

Caught in the act
SI nabbed accepting bribe in court complex
New Delhi, March 4
A Delhi court today remanded a Delhi Police sub-inspector to one-day CBI custody after he was nabbed allegedly accepting a bribe from a complainant inside the Patiala House District Court complex.

Breathe easy, carjacker gangs busted

New Delhi, March 4
The South-West district police claim to have apprehended five persons involved in cases of carjacking in the Najafgarh and the Dwarka area of South-West district. The accused were nabbed in Surakhpur, near Jharoda Kalan in Najafgarh, after an encounter. Three country-made weapons, cartridges, a stolen Maruti Zen car, a mobile phone and cash worth Rs 22,000 were recovered from their possession.
The members of the carjacker gang.
— A Tribune photograph

The members of the carjacker gang.


Haryana BJP hopes to ride feel-good wave
Sonepat, March 4
A pro-BJP wave was sweeping not only in Haryana but in the whole country, the ‘feel good’ factor to the BJP was working well in the minds of the masses and the party would get as many as 300 seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections for forming its own government at the Centre.

Call for DGP to resign: Candidate wife cries foul
Sonepat, March 4
The INLD candidate from Sonepat Parliamentary constituency, Mrs Krishna Malik, launched her election campaign with a meeting of the party workers from Baroda and Gohana Assembly constituencies at Satsang Bhawan in Gohana town on Thursday. Mrs Malik asked the workers to seek vote in the name of record development and ideals of Tau Devi Lal who always remained committed to the welfare of people.


A visitor takes a dip at Oysters water park, which was thrown open to the public in the Capital on Thursday.
A visitor takes a dip at Oysters water park, which was thrown open to the public in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Transparency needed to keep govt depts free of petty politics
Faridabad, March 4
The lack of transparency and petty politics in the functioning of the Food and Supply Department has raised doubt about its effectiveness in implementing the various schemes in the district. The recent controversy in the distribution of tender forms to bid for the packing and transportation of wheat procured by the various state agencies was a clear reminder of “underhand dealing” alleged by some of the contractors.

Kerala stars to converge in Delhi
New Delhi, March 4
It is really a good news for the Malayalees living in Delhi as around 120 super stars of Kerala cinema are coming to Delhi. They are here for a cultural extravaganza in which Kerala superstars including Mammootty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi, are participating.

RCI to hold workshop on communication strategies
New Delhi, March 4
The Rehabilitation Council of India is going to organise a workshop to bring physical challenged persons and communication experts on one common platform to explore strategies for cooperation and partnership. The workshop would be organised in association with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication from March 8 to 10.

Kazuyo Vasoyama from Japan presenting a bamboo painting to Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat during the World Bamboo Congress in the Capital on Thursday.
Kazuyo Vasoyama from Japan presenting a bamboo painting to Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat during the World Bamboo Congress in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Parade to highlight road safety on WHO Day
New Delhi, March 4
The Heart Care Foundation of India and the Delhi Government along with a number of NGOs will organise a joint-parade to highlight the WHO Day slogan, ‘Road Safety is No Accident’.

NCERT exam postponed
to May 15
New Delhi, March 4
In view of the forthcoming elections, the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to postpone the date of National Talent Search Examination scheduled for May 9 to May 15. Now the examination would be held on Saturday, May 15, 2004.

Executive Vice-Chairman of Heartcare Foundation of India Dr K. K. Agarwal and Ramesh Kapoor, ACP, Traffic, Road Safety Cell, at a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. Photo by Kamal Singh
Executive Vice-Chairman of Heartcare Foundation of India Dr K. K. Agarwal and Ramesh Kapoor, ACP, Traffic, Road Safety Cell, at a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

  • Religious meet for peace

  • Chemist arrested for dowry harassment

  • Girl crushed

Delhi digest
BJP warns of water crisis getting out of control
New Delhi, March 4
Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra has criticised the Congress-led Delhi Government for its indifferent attitude towards the impending water crisis in the Capital, particularly in the urban villages of South-West Delhi.

  • Holi milan at Palika Kendra



Two Krishan Pehalwan gang members held with
sophisticated weapon
New Delhi, March 4
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested two members of notorious Krishan Pehalwan gang, who were active in the national Capital and Haryana.

Four highway robbers arrested
New Delhi, March 4
The North East district police today claimed to have arrested four suspects, who had come to the Capital to commit robbery on the National Highway number 24. They were identified as Ram Dutt Sharma, Dharambir Singh, Vikas and Kuldeep Singh, all from Mathura in UP.

  • Man killed with stone

Army man arrested for beating wife
Sonepat: A retired Army man, identified as Inderjit (37), was arrested for allegedly beating his wife in Hanuman Nagar here last night.


PNB to strengthen centralised banking solution
New Delhi, March 4
The Punjab National Bank organized a “Customers Meet” today, which was attended by about 1000 customers from its 157 branches in Delhi. The Chairman and Managing Director of the bank, Mr S. S. Kohli, was the chief guest.


DU gets extended Holi break
New Delhi, March 4
Delhi University and all its colleges, departments and faculties will remain closed for two days, March 5 and 6. These holidays were announced on account of Holi festival. All the libraries, including the university and college libraries, would also remain closed on these days. The offices, however, shall remain open on March 5. The examinations to be held on these days will be held as per the schedule already notified.


A ‘jeet’ over superstition
If the reaction of the select audience — which included the first woman Indian Police Service officer, Mrs. Kiran Bedi, and the former minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Vasant Sathe — after watching the two-hour film Jeet, directed by Lavleen Thadani, is an any indication then the film has already scored its first victory.

TehzeebSound track                                                          
Music for masses
T-series has released the music for the film ‘Main Hoon Na.’ This eagerly awaited film by Farah khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment has music by the renowned Anu Malik. 

‘Young India’ to be encouraged to
make a choice
New Delhi, March 4
To educate, involve and mobilize the young voters, the V Channel has announced the launch of ‘The Big Vote’. This has been done keeping in view the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.


Sudha Sharma bags a distance double in PNB Athletics
New Delhi, March 4
Sudha Sharma of Madhya Pradesh zone annexed a distance double in the 21st All-India Inter-Zone Sports Meet Athletic Championship at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Thursday.

Sonal, Ishneet star in Jaqvar’s win
New Delhi, March 4
Deadly bowling by Sonal Gidwani (4 for 8) and all-round display by Ishneet Singh (3 for 23 and 34) helped Jaqvar defeat Pepsi by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the fourth Turf Corporate Cricket Tournament at the Guru Gobind Singh College ground.

  • Indian Oil advance

  • HCL Technologies win

  • Hero Honda move up

Madras Club down Young Association
New Delhi, March 4
Madras Club defeated Young Association by nine wickets in an A-I Division League match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Complex ground.

DSA to hold selection trials
New Delhi, March 4
The Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will hold open trials-cum-coaching camp from Friday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium warm-up football ground to select the Delhi team for the Under-21 (North Zone) National Football Championship for the M Dutta Roy Trophy. The Nationals will be held at Ambala Cantonment (Haryana) from March 19 to 28.

Ajit Singh Prize Money Hockey Tourney in April
New Delhi, March 4
The second All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Prize Money Hockey Tournament, organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, will be held in Delhi from April 5 to 13.Top

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