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Guard dies in bid to loot ATM
Noida, March 29
Some unidentified criminals killed a security guard in an attempt to loot an ATM with the help of gas cutters early today morning. The unsuccessful loot bid was made on IOB bank extension counter in Kribhco Bhawan in Sector-1.

Inderlok-Rithala Metro to be operational from March 30
New Delhi, March 29
The Inderlok – Rithala Metro train services will be inaugurated and open for commercial operations from Tuesday. With this, the public can avail the Metro services from Shahdara to Rithala in both directions from 12 noon to 10 pm on March 30 and from 6 am to 10 pm daily March 31 onwards.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Lensmen at the Press preview of the Inderlok-Rithala section of the Metro in the Capital on Tuesday.  — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal




A model during the DSYN 2004 fashion show in the Capital on Monday.
A model during the DSYN 2004 fashion show in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Naresh Bhatti of BSP gunned down in gang war
Greater Noida, March 29
Former Zila Panchayat chief Naresh Bhatti, who was gunned down in a hail of bullets opposite Gangola police post in Greater Noida yesterday, had close links with the world of crime.

Name of fifth shortlisted co under scanner
New Delhi, March 29
The Chairman of the Standing Committee in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Mr. Mukesh Goel, today constituted an inquiry committee to find out how the name of a fifth company surfaced for the purpose of toll tax collection. The Standing Committee had allowed only four companies to apply for the toll tax collection contract.

Nine cases test HIV positive In Noida
Noida, March 29
Out of 250 case of suspected AIDS investigated at the government hospital in Sector-30 in Noida, at least nine cases were found to be HIV positive.

Restrained by model code, NDMC chief coy on projects
New Delhi: As per the Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the News Delhi Municipal Commission (NDMC) declined to provide any information about the new projects initiated during the Budget presentation here today.


HVP highlights imbalance in development process in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, March 29
Bansi Lal The well-attended public meeting of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) at the local Gaushala ground yesterday highlighted some of the Gurgaon-specific problems, particularly the imbalance in the development process. The public meeting, attended by the HVP supremo, Mr Bansi Lal, highlighted the issue of the imbalance in the growth of old Gurgaon and the new city areas, comprising of HUDA sectors and colonies set up by the private builders.

Assembly poll in Haryana on schedule, says CM
Om Prakash Chautala
Sonepat, March 29
The Assembly elections in Haryana would be held on schedule and not before March next year. This was announced by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief, while addressing an election meeting in favour of the party nominee, Mrs Krishna Malik, wife of the Director-General of Police (DGP), Haryana, at Gohana town, 35 km from here, last evening.


Women celebrities to walk the ramp in aid of cancer patients
New Delhi, March 29
Some of the city’s best known and most photographed women will be seen in an unusual role at Fem Women Achievers Show, scheduled for April 3 at Hyatt Regency.

BJP candidate from Outer Delhi constituency Sahib Singh Verma at a campaign meeting in Saket in the Capital.
BJP candidate from Outer Delhi constituency Sahib Singh Verma at a campaign meeting in Saket in the Capital. — A Tribune photograph

Brick kiln workers allege non-payment of wages
Sonepat, March 29
The Lal Jhanda Brick Kilns Mazdoor Union, Haryana, and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today expressed grave concern over the non-payment of the wages fixed by the state government to the brick kiln Workers. They alleged that officials of the Labour Department had failed to enforce the labour laws on the brick kilns effectively.

Mulayam to visit Faridabad tomorrow
Faridabad, March 29
The Samajwadi Party chief and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav, will visit the district on March 31. According to the local leaders of the party, Mr Yadav will address a public meeting at the Dasehra grounds at Ballabgarh at about 2 pm.

Residents demand CBI inquiry into functioning of MC
Sonepat, March 29
Unhappy with functioning of the Sonepat Municipal Council, the residents of the city have appealed to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautal, to institute a CBI inquiry into its functioning.

Two persons killed as truck rams into Tata Sumo jeep
Jhajjar, March 29
Two persons, including the driver of a Tata Sumo jeep was killed and six others injured when a truck rammed into Sumo jeep near Dighal village on the Rohtak-Jhajjar road here today.

Kashmiri Samiti gets new chief
New Delhi: Mr Sunil Shakdher has been appointed president of the Kashmiri Samiti, Delhi, a nodal agency of Kashmiri Pandits. Mr Shakdher along with vice-presidents Sanjay Wali and Rakesh Kaul and general secretary Dr Romesh Raina have been re-elected for the second term in office.

Defence personnel found dead, wife commits suicide

Jhajjar, March 29
A defence personnel was found dead in mysterious circumstances in his fields in Chhapar village of the district. On hearing the news of his death, his wife committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at Rohtak. According to sources, Sanjay (25) had come to his village on leave earlier this month and joined his duty on March 15.

Need for special educators emphasised
New Delhi, March 29
The Rehabilitation Council of India today said that the range of its approved professional courses could help meet the demand for special educators in upper primary and primary schools across the country.


Trigger-happy criminal nailed near Grand Hyatt
New Delhi, March 29
The Crime Branch Inter-State Cell today claimed to have apprehended a notorious criminal, Sandeep, alias Amit, along with his cronies after a brief encounter near the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Vasant Kunj where they had gathered for committing some crime on March 26. The sleuths also claimed to have seized two English pistols, one countrymade weapon and seven live cartridges from their possession.

With cops clueless about kidnappings, parents get jitters
Sonepat, March 29
The reported kidnapping of three children and two youths since March 12 in the district has not only brought about a feeling of insecurity among the people but also put the police under pressure to restore the confidence of the people, particularly the wardens of children.

Man held for forging documents to obtain loan
New Delhi, March 29
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch claimed to have arrested a director of one MM Associates for allegedly obtained a loan of Rs 1.95 crore from the Andhra Bank by forging the signature of one Gurcharan Singh, besides showing his property as collateral security.


Sonepat institute bags 41 ranks in BE exam
The B. M. Institute of Engineering and Technology (BMIET) has created a record by bagging 41 ranks in the results of the B E examination held in December/ January by Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak.


Aesthetically done up venue adds value to Khusrau festival
New Delhi, March 29
Sufi music aficionados couldn’t agree more with Ila Arun when she compared the two-day Jahan-e-Khusrau International Festival to a pilgrimage.


Dr Daljit Singh GambhirFACE TO FACE
Heart of the matter

As many as 30 million people in India currently suffer from heart diseases. By 2010, one million Indians are expected to be suffering from this silent disease. And by 2015, heart disease is likely to be the single largest cause of death in the country, says cardiologist Dr Daljit Singh Gambhir. In a conversation with Parmindar Singh, he talks about the disease and its causes.

Importance of daily walk in promotion of health emphasised
New Delhi, March 29
The Maulana Azad Medical College Old Students association (MAMCOS) today organised a walk from MAMC to India Gate to highlight the importance of daily walk in the promotion of health in our society.

Maulana Azad Medical College Old Students Association organised a walk for better health in the Capital on Monday.
Maulana Azad Medical College Old Students Association organised a walk for better health in the Capital on Monday.

Delhi edge past Orissa in National Baseball Championship
New Delhi, March 29
Delhi edged past Orissa 10-8 and Madhya Pradesh trounced Karnataka by 8-5 to enter the men’s final of the National Baseball Championship at the Delhi University ground. In earlier matches, Orissa beat Punjab 8-6 and Karnataka defeated Haryana 7-5.

FCI down Indian Airlines
New Delhi, March 29
Food Corporation of India (FCI) defeated Indian Airlines by nine wickets to enter the semi-final of the 14th SAIL Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Nagar ground.

Karthikeyan returns mixed results
New Delhi, March 29
Tata RC Motorsport team driver Narain Karthikeyan had a mixed bag of results at the first round of the World Series by Nissan in Jarama on Sunday. But his car gave out the promise that his first series win was around the corner.

Diplomatic Corps wrest golf cup
New Delhi, March 29
The Diplomatic Corps Golf Team, representing players from various embassies and High Commissions, led by Abdul Ghafar Ismail, High Commissioner of Brunei, won the annual Diplomat Cup Golf Tournament, defeating the Ministry of External Affairs by 180-141 at the Golden Greens Golf and Country Club on Sunday.

Poonam bags a double in Power Athletics
New Delhi, March 29
Poonam Pandey of Damodar Valley Corporation bagged a double crown in the 6th Inter-Power Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday.

Inter-Face enter semis
New Delhi, March 29
A half century by Deepak Bhatnagar (50, 8x4) and deadly bowling by Dinesh Yadav (3 for 17) helped Inter-Face defeat Najafgarh Sport Cricket Academy by 35 runs and entered the semi-final of the third Najafgarh Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Cricket Stadium. Deepak Bhatnagar was named the man of the match.


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