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EC to probe ‘breach of code’ by Jagmohan
New Delhi, March 18
The Election Commission today ordered probe on the alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct by the sitting New Delhi MP and Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Jagmohan, following a complaint by the Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit.

Jagmohan Sheila Dikshit with Dr A.K. Walia

New Delhi BJP MP and Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Jagmohan and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Dr A.K. Walia after a meeting with the Election Commission officials on the issue of removal of slums at Yamuna Pushta in the Capital on Thursday.
— Tribune photos by Mukesh Aggarwal



Labour board to complain to EC against Verma
New Delhi, March 18
Alleging that the ‘Social Security Scheme’ of the Centre was a ‘political stunt’ by Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma, the Delhi Labour Welfare Board today opposed its implementation, saying that it would ask the Election Commission to intervene and save the people from this ‘hoax’.

A group of motorcyclists on a peace mission from New Delhi to Lahore. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off the motorcyclists in the Capital
A group of motorcyclists on a peace mission from New Delhi to Lahore. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off the motorcyclists in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Exhibitors giving the final touches to their stall during the inauguration of the North East Trade Expo 2004 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital
Exhibitors giving the final touches to their stall during the inauguration of the North East Trade Expo 2004 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Cops fail to crack child kidnap case
Sonepat, March 18
The patience of the parents of kidnapped child of village Farmana and of the people of nearby villages has run out due to the failure of the police to rescue the child even after four days. The three-year-old child Ojaswi Sharma was found missing on March 14.

Committee to keep tabs on pre-paid services at airports
New Delhi, March 18
The Delhi Traffic Police today claimed that the case of the 59-year-old Australian woman, who was killed by a 24-year-old pre-paid taxi driver in the wee hours on March 17, was solved due to the efficiency of the traffic police and also because of the proper records maintained by them at the pre-paid taxi booth at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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Security experts to suggest measures to make Tihar Jail escape-proof
New Delhi, March 18
Perturbed by the escape of Sher Singh Rana, the key accused in the Phoolan Devi murder case, and several other unsavory incidents, the NCT of Delhi has set up a five-member security experts committee to look into the jail escape and also recommend measures to upgrade security, both in terms of equipment and security systems in Tihar Jail.


BJP candidate faces dissidence in hometown
Sonepat, March 18
Despite the efforts of the general secretary of the state unit of the BJP, Mr Veer Kumar Yadav, to pacify dissidents in Gohana during his recent visit, the BJP nominee from the Sonepat parliamentary constituency, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, continues to invoke the ire of dissidents in his hometown.


Filing TDS in electronic form made mandatory
Noida, March 18
In order to be more consumer-friendly and provide maximum convenience to income tax payers, the Income Tax Department has made it mandatory for corporate deductors to furnish their TDS returns in electronic form.

EVMs in 16 UP dists out of order
Ghaziabad, March 18
With the Lok Sabha poll almost at hand, the electronic voting machines of as many as 16 districts in UP are reported to be lying out of order. Now the district administration of Ghaziabad, which has been assigned this work, has decided to get these EVMs repaired.

Abandoned kids get a shot in the arm
New Delhi, March 18
As part of its ongoing social responsibility efforts, Seagate Technology today announced its support for the SOS CVI programme to help provide basic healthcare and education for underprivileged children. SOS Children’s Villages of India is one of India’s premier organisations providing family homes for abandoned children.

Seagate has sponsored a unique programme of the SOS Children’s Villages of India at Greenfields Seagate has sponsored a unique programme of the SOS Children’s Villages of India at Greenfields under which underprivileged children from the surrounding villages are welcomed into the village and provided with basic amenities like healthcare, education, nutritional meals and recreational facilities. Seen in the photograph is Mr Sharad Srivastava, country manager for Seagate Technologies in India, with the children and Mr Pradeep Singh, National Director of SOS CVI.

JCB India holds training camp for staff
Faridabad, March 18
The JCB India Limited, a leader in the construction and earthmoving equipment segment in the country, has organised hands-on training programme at Suraj Kund here for its staff and dealers. The 11-day programme will conclude tomorrow.

Man shot dead after dispute over missing engine parts
Jhajjar, March 18
One person was shot dead in Malikpur village of Jhajjar district last evening. According to the police sources, the deceased, identified as Mahavir, and his brother, Rohtas, had gone to the fields to irrigate their crops yesterday, where a dispute took place with one Prem Singh of the same village over a missing engine parts.

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DGP accused of misusing police force
Sonepat, March 18
The sitting BJP MP from the Sonepat Lok Sabha constituency, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, has accused the Director-General of Haryana Police, Mr M. S. Malik, of misusing the police force and other official machinery for furthering the prospects of his wife, Mrs Krishan Malik, who has been fielded as an INLD candidate from Sonepat Lok Sabha constituency.

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Prakash DubeyTaxman as brand ambassador
New Delhi, March 18
The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mr Prakash Dubey, has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Fuji Films. He is a photograph with rare passion.

INLD to oppose new property tax
New Delhi, March 18
The Indian National Lok Dal has opposed the implementation of the new property tax in the unauthorised colonies of the national Capital.
The president of the Delhi unit of the Indian National Lok Dal, Mr. Hari Singh Rana, opposed the implementation of property tax in unauthorised colonies.

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Gang involved in printing fake currency busted
Noida, March 18
The police claimed to have busted a gang involved in printing and transferring fake currency. Fake currency notes worth lakhs along with printing machines were also seized by the police. Acting on an input of an informer, the police had nabbed two criminals, who had come to sell Rs 2 lakh fake currency notes in village Sutyana, said the district police chief.

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Escape bid by three juvenile delinquents foiled
Sonepat, March 18
The alertness displayed by a safai worker foiled an attempt made by three juvenile inmates of the Bal Sudhar Graha. The three were re-arrested by the staff yesterday.

Five undertrials attacked in Tis Hazari Courts
New Delhi, March 18
Five undertrials were injured in a lock up at the Tis Hazari Courts when they were attacked by two other undertrials today. The injured were identified as Pradeep, Parveen, Rajesh, Rakesh Gupta and Jahangir.

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Decomposed body found
Sonepat, March 18
A decomposed body was found from a shop in Mohalla Jamalpura here last evening. The body was identified as that of Dharam Raj (35). According to a report, the shop had remained closed for the past three days.

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Decision on short-term courses for allopathic graduates flayed
New Delhi, March 18
The Indian Homoeopathic Medical Association has opposed the move of Union Government to start Homoeopathic short course of one year for the Allopathic graduates.



Modernism with a feminine touch
Eleena Banik had her first solo exhibition six years back with a series of abstract expressionistic paintings that invited viewers to contemplate mainstream modernism in a feminist light. According to critics, her medium and large canvases have a strong looming presence.
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An artwork of Eleena Banik.

An artwork of Eleena Banik
Eternal quest for moksha
The Salora Group and Friends of Tribals Society got together for a worthy cause to collect funds for downtrodden and poor children of the tribal community of India. A multimedia dance drama, ‘Maya’s Eternal Quest for Moksha’, under the aegis of Muzaffar Ali had been conceptualised to compliment the evening. A keen spiritual aspirant, Vandana Khaitan, writer and director of the dance drama, is a devotee of Sri Paramhansa Yogananda, author of autobiography of a yogi.


Manjari Chaturvedi in the lead role of Maya.

Manjari Chaturvedi in the lead role of Maya


Amit Bhandari being felicitated by BCCI vice-chairman of the Communication and Co-ordination Committee C. K. Khanna before his departure for Pakistan
Amit Bhandari being felicitated by BCCI vice-chairman of the Communication and Co-ordination Committee C. K. Khanna before his departure for Pakistan to join the Indian cricket team as a replacement for the injured Ashish Nehra. Mr Khanna is also the secretary of the Chand Khanna Club for which Amit Bhandari has been playing since his childhood.

Saidali bags Open Chess crown
New Delhi, March 18
Grand Master Saidali Iuldashev of Uzbekistan defeated Grand Master Dibyendu Barua to bag the second Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament title at the Bapu Samaj Sewa Kendra.

Ravinder to lead Delhi
soccer team
New Delhi, March 18
Striker Ravinder Mohan Bisht will lead a 20-member Delhi soccer team in the Under-21 North Zone National Football Championship for the M Dutta Roy Trophy to be held at Ambala (Haryana) from March 19 to 28.

Darling Club crush Chand Khanna in DDCA League
New Delhi, March 18
Fine batting by Sandeep Rana (61) and Farman Ahmad (53) helped Darling Club crush Chand Khanna by five wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Mohan Meakin ground. Gautam Ghambir’s fine century for Chand Khanna went in vain.

Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust enter semis
New Delhi, March 18
An all-round display by Dhanraj Singh (108, 10x6, 6x4, 46b and 3 for 11) and a deadly bowling of 5 for 43 by leg-spinner Sandeep Joshi enabled Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust XI defeat British High Commission by 109 runs and entered the semi-final of the third Commonwealth High Commission Cricket Tournament for the Raymond Trophy.

E-Fund move up in Suntan Cup tourney
New Delhi: E-Fund defeated St. Micro by two wickets in the Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament. Scores: St. Micro: 143 for 9 in 25 overs (Rajesh Narval 53, Mudit Bhargava 28, Bipin Bandhu 21, Kamal Gaur 2 for 14, Bhupender Kumar 26 n o).

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