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Woman among four held for murder of SI
New Delhi, March 8
With the arrest of four persons, including a woman, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved the sensational murder of a Delhi Police Sub-inspector and an informer, whose beheaded bodies were found in different places of Haryana.

Fijian medical student raped
New Delhi:
A 21-year-old Fiji national of an Indian origin was raped in a car by a businessman on Saturday night after she was offered lift by the accused.

Rape accused Abihnav Kochar being produced at Patiala House Court in the Capital
SHAMEFACED: Rape accused Abihnav Kochar being produced at Patiala House Court in the Capital on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Centre gets SC nod to remove Red Fort encroachments
New Delhi, March 8
The Supreme Court has given the government a go-ahead to rid the Red Fort of encroachments. The apex court today gave a green signal to the Centre to remove all encroachments in the 17th century Mughal monument Red Fort, whose restoration work had been questioned by a PIL.



March stresses strengthening
women’s movement

New Delhi, March 8

A march was organised today from the Science Academy at ITO to mark the International Women’s Day. A large number of women, including housewives and working women from various areas such as Hyderpur JJ colony, Madanpur Khadar Resettlement Colony, Mahavir Enclave and Manglapuri, participated in the march organised by ‘Pragati Sheel Mahila Sangathan’.

THE FAIR SEX SEEKS A FAIR DEAL: Women take part in a rally organised by YWCA to mark International Women's Day in the Capital on Monday.

Women take part in a rally organised by YWCA to mark International Women's Day in the Capital on Monday

DPCL yet to recover Rs 2,400 cr dues
New Delhi, March 8
The former DESU Advisory Committee member, Mr Nand Kishor Garg, said that the Delhi Power Company Ltd (DPCL), despite repeated reminders, has not been paid any of its dues amounting to Rs 2,400 crore.

Lawyers seek tehsildar’s scalp
Jhajjar, March 8
The District Bar Association launched an indefinite relay dharna today in front of Panchayat Bhawan, demanding suspension of the tehsildar and initiation of a departmental inquiry against him.

Pronounced male child bias
Gurgaon, March 8
Sociologists and legal experts today expressed concern over the dismal male-female ratio in Haryana and urged a change in the patriarchal mindset of society. They asked for strengthening the legal framework to ensure a conducive environment for the growth of women.

Prof K. K. AggarwalFACE TO FACE
Making future techies

IP University is the first university, attracting a large number of students, who were earlier going to south India to get degrees in engineering and medical courses, says Mr K. K. Aggarwal, Vice-Chancellor of IP University. He speaks to Manish Kumar Singal.

IP University Vice-Chancellor Prof K. K. Aggarwal.


BJP alleges misuse of position by DGP
Sonepat, March 8
The Haryana BJP has sent a complaint to the Election Commission alleging the use of official machinery by the Director-General of Police, Haryana, Mr M. S. Malik, for his wife, Mrs Krishna Malik, who has been fielded by the ruling INLD as its candidate for contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Sonepat seat.

Will Sangwan score a hat-trick from Sonepat?
Sonepat, March 8
Sonepat parliamentary constituency is the only one in the state which created history by electing an independent candidate, Dr Arvind Sharma, in the 1996 general election when he defeated veteran politician Rizak Ram of the Samata Party, Mr Abhai Ram Dahiya of the Haryana Vikas Party and the then HPCC president, Mr Dharampal Singh Malik.

Govt dragging feet on poor students’ admission to public schools
New Delhi, March 8
The Delhi unit of the BJP today accused the Delhi Government of dragging its feet on the issue of admitting 25 per cent poor students in unaided public schools of the Capital.


Ambassador takes keen interest in integrated farming
Sonepat, March 8
The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr Zeljko Janjetovic and councillor, Mr Omar Ojanavic, today visited the Dagar Mushroom Farm at village Akbarpur Barota in the district.

The Delhi Police Commissioner, Dr K. K. Paul, during a function held under the aegis of ‘Police Jansahyog Samiti’ in the Capital. The Commissioner appreciated the role of Mr Gopal Rasik for extending cooperation to the police.

50 Holi revellers injured
Sonepat, March 8
More than 50 Holi revellers were injured, 20 of them seriously, in clashes in the district yesterday. A number of them were discharged after being administered first-aid treatment at the local civil hospital whereas 20 others were still undergoing treatment.

Youth shot at in Govind Puram

Ghaziabad, March 8
A contractor and his two sons have been named in a case of attempted murder in which a youth was shot at in Govind Puram yesterday evening. 

  • 11 persons injured in road accidents

  • Wife beaten up

DUTA rally against V-C

New Delhi, March 8
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) organised a protest march against the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Deepak Nayyar, on International Women’s Day at the university guesthouse. The Vice-Chancellor, who was scheduled to address a meeting on this occasion, did not turn up.

  • Annual day celebration at Navyug school

Yogendra Prasad Yogendra Prasad honoured
New Delhi, March 8
Prestigious hydropower publication from USA, ‘HRW’, has conferred the ‘Author’s Award’ upon Mr Yogendra Prasad, Chairman and Managing Director, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. The award was conferred on him in recognition of his article ‘Financing of Hydraulic Projects’, ranked No. 1 by the readers, published in March, 2003, in the magazine.


Woman kidnapped from Hapur
Ghaziabad, March 8
Two criminals are reported to have abducted a woman from Hapur bypass late on Saturday night.

Hunt on to bring criminal back to jail
Sonepat, March 8
The Sonepat police have launched a massive hunt to arrest a notorious and dreaded criminal, Ramesh. He had succeeded in getting bail on the basis of fake bonds submitted in the court of Mr J. S. Jangra, Additional Sessions Judge here.

Temple employee in cahoots with thieves held
Ghaziabad, March 8
An employee of Hanuman Temple in Hapur, who was hand in glove with the criminals who looted the temple, has been arrested.


Anti-copying seminar today
Bhiwani, March 8
The Haryana Board of School Education is organising an anti-copying seminar tomorrow to enlist the active cooperation of Principals, panches and sarpanches of Bhiwani district for the senior secondary and matric annual examinations commencing on March 12 and 13, respectively.


Institute to provide minimal invasive prostate gland treatment
New Delhi, March 8
In a path breaking solution to all prostate gland related urological problems, Medical Point Urology Laser Institute brings outpatient laser procedure for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of prostate experienced by most men after the age of fifty.


South Delhi trounce Little Masters
New Delhi, March 8
South Delhi defeated Little Masters by 84 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna complex ground.s

Dravid finds ‘media hype’ good build-up for series
New Delhi, March 8
Indian vice-captain Rahul Dravid thinks that the media hype surrounding the upcoming cricket series between India and Pakistan was a “good build-up”.

Abhinav Chandan hits ton for American Express
New Delhi, March 8
A spitfire century by Abhinav Chandan (120, 15x4, 2x6) and a delightful half century by Ricardo Dacosta (57, 5x6) an deadly bowling by Rahul Bhatiya (3 for 9) and Karan Singh (3 for 8) helped American Express defeat Executive Access by 133 runs and enter the quarter-final of the Abhi Cricket Tournament at the Shri Venkateshwara College ground. Abhinav Chandan was named the man of the match.

IOC advance in Suntan Cup
New Delhi, March 8
An all-round display by Dinesh (30 and 3 for 15) and strokeful half century by Kamal Chamoli (58, 10x4) helped Indian Oil Corporation (Northern Region) beat Daksh-BFI by 105 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground at Mahipalpur.

Delhi player qualifies for Mercedes golf
New Delhi, March 8
Mohit Verma of Delhi, Sanjay Nadgouda of Bangalore and Atul Malhotra of Mumbai, made it into the final round of the Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament at Pune, to qualify for the Mercedes Trophy world finals to be held at Stuttgart, Germany, from September 23 to 28.

GE Capital down NIIT in Teri Cup
New Delhi, March 8
An unbeaten knock of 29 by S. Karthikeyan enabled GE Capital defeat NIIT by four wickets in the Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.


MVC report on property tax passed, Opposition cries foul
New Delhi, March 8
Amid vociferous objections by the Opposition, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi passed the Municipal Valuation Committee (MVC) report for assessment and collection of property tax here today.

Admn dithers over action against errant sarpanch
The alleged occupation of panchayati land by the Sarpanch and certain other members of his family in Lodhana village under Bawal block of the district has seemingly created an unsavoury as well as ticklish situation for the district administration.


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