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HC tells son to end aged parents’ plight
New Delhi, March 30
The Delhi High Court has asked a man, who allegedly tortured his septuagenarian parents, to sort out his ‘differences’ with them or face a police probe into his parents’ allegations.

Default in flat allotment
SC ‘no’ to flat rate of compensation
New Delhi, March 30
The Supreme Court has taken strong exception to the decisions of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) granting 18 per cent interest on the refund amount to be paid by the Ghaziabad Development Authority in flat allotment default cases.

Delhi Police Commissioner Dr K.K.Paul inaugurates the Metro Rail police station at Rithala in the Capital Delhi Police Commissioner Dr K.K.Paul inaugurates the Metro Rail police station at Rithala in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh 



Pesticides for taste, tadpole for flavour!

Faridabad, March 30
Bottled soft drinks, which have already acquired a reputation for allegedly containing pesticides, may not be safe from the contamination point of view either. 

Farmhouse parties: Norms laid down, charges fixed
New Delhi, March 30
The owners of farmhouse in the National capital territory of Delhi will be allowed to organise wedding and other parties after shelling out an amount ranging from Rs. 20, 000 to Rs 40, 000, depending on the size of the premises.

Businessman robbed of Rs 8.5 lakh
New Delhi, March 30
Two motor cycle-borne youths robbed a businessman of Rs 8.5 lakh when he was going to Panipat in his Matiz car this afternoon. The incident took place around 1.30 pm near Vaishali Enclave in the Pitampura area in North-West district.

public angst
Parents’ body opposes school fee hike move
New Delhi, March 30
The reported move to increase the fees in some public schools has caused worry among parents. A perturbed Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh (DAM) has announced its decision to fight the fee hike with “vigour and vehemence”.

road rage
SP leader fires at students
Dadri (Ghaziabad), March 30
Samey Pal Singh Yadav, a Samajwadi Party leader from Parthala Khanjarpur, was chased and arrested by the Dadri police when he was fleeing after firing at some students. The bullet had hit a bystander, Satypal, near the Dadri bus stand.


Sonepat shows first-timers are always winners
Sonepat, March 30
If the records of the election results of the Sonepat parliamentary constituency, which came into existence in 1977, are taken into account it proves that the constituency has been lucky one for almost all those who contested their first parliamentary elections from this constituency.

Mukhi says Dikshit suffers from BJP phobia
New Delhi, March 30
Prof Jagdish Mukhi today blamed the Sheila Dikshit-led government of “failing” to perform in areas where the powers rest with it. Accusing the state government of cribbing about the lack of powers, he said the Congress has a BJP “phobia.”


When administration uses coercion to fill up small savings coffers
Sonepat, March 30
The District Administration is allegedly adopting coercive methods to collect funds for various small savings schemes and achieve a target of Rs 134 crore, fixed for the current financial year by the state government.

Children from Jammu and Kashmir call on Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor at Raj Bhavan in the CapitalDisplaced kids from J& K call on President, LG
New Delhi, March 30.
It was a holiday, which they will always cherish. The first real trip outside the confines of the shelters they call home. For the 75 children from Jammu and Kashmir, who were here thanks to the SOS Village, the outing was more fun than they could imagine.

Children from Jammu and Kashmir call on Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor at Raj Bhavan in the Capital on Tuesday.

‘People to people contact must for better Indo-Pak ties’
Noida, March 30
A seminar was organised by Indo-Pakistan Soldiers’ Initiative for Peace here yesterday in which a team of Pakistan political parties under the president of Pakistan People’s Party Ameen Fadim had also participated.

Probe demanded into nexus between officials and petroleum agencies
Sonepat, March 30
Widespread resentment prevails among the consumers who are being supplied underweight LPG cylinders as a result of the nexus between the officials of the Food and Supplies Department and the petroleum agencies here.

Honoured for excellence in photography
New Delhi, March 30
Avinash Pasricha and Thakur Dalip Singh have been presented the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2004’ by the Academy of Visual Media for their contribution and excellence in the field of photography.

Seminar to highlight export potential of India’s preferred delicacies
New Delhi, March 30
Organised by the NNS with the support of the ‘National Achaar-Murabba Association (NAMA) and ‘All Indian Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA)’, the ‘national seminar on pickles and murabbas’, to be held on April 4, 2004, at Pragati Maidan, will be inaugurated by the Delhi Industry Minister, Mr Mangat Ram Singhal.

Fifteen persons injured in cylinder explosion
New Delhi, March 30
Fifteen people, including two women and two girls, were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in a slum cluster in the Tughlakabad area of South Delhi this morning. The injured persons were admitted to the LNJP and the AIIMS while one person was discharged after being administered first aid treatment.

One person killed as tractor-trolley overturns
Sonepat, March 30
One person was killed and two others escaped unhurt when a tractor trolley overturned on the G T road near Ganaur Chowk, about 20 km from here last night. According to a report, the victim was identified as Mr Mansoor Ali, a resident of Kunj Vihar in West Bengal.

ncr briefs
Case of traders’ kidnapping handed over to CIA
Sonepat, March 30
In a bid to solve the alleged kidnapping of two traders, namely Mr Sunni Jain and Mr Ashu Jain, both cousins, the Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldip Singh Sihag, has transferred the case to the CIA with immediate effect.

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Prominent builder held for contract killing
New Delhi, March 30
With the arrest of a prominent builder from the Daryaganj area, along with three other conspirators, the Central district police have claimed to have solved the murder of a builder, identified as Yogesh Sharma alias Babli, on February 25 in the Moti Mahal area.


Tarang Maheshwari’s collection Dsyn 04: A springboard for fashion industry
here is activity all around. And the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls are not the only reason. Summer is here and so are the new collections. And, in between the wait for the Lakme India Fashion Week, there are unveilings of the summer stuff and also Dsyn 04, an annual event brought together by NIFT, the government and the Australian Fashion Innovators. The Dsyn 04, we were told, is “the most significant event set to boost the Indian fashion industry”. This will be done through “series of fashion shows, theme pavilions, exhibitions, seminars and business interactions” with who’s who of the fashion industry from across the globe.         Tarang Maheshwari’s collection

Expect new faces at Lakme show
here is still some time for the city to get floored by the Lakme India Fashion Week, but we have already been flooded by details. And while we were finding our way through the maze of info, we learnt that there will be seven new designers at the LIFW.

A model in Alpana Gujral’s creation Just ear-rings
ewellery and interior designer Alpana Gujral is presenting a two-day exhibition, ‘ Just ear-rings’. The exhibition showcases her passion for exquisite gems and gold. While some pieces are reminiscent of the past, others celebrate the Zen-like minimalism of white gold and diamonds set in straight lined design sense.
                                               A model in Alpana Gujral’s creation

Spring Summer Collection Summer desires
or the summer of 2004 Be: has unveiled a Spring Summer Collection that talks of “summer desires”. The collection is named so, because it aims at “transforming the deep longing (of kiss of the sun and caress of the wind on the skin) into a palpable desire”. Three lucid trends — ‘Wind caress’, ‘Sun kissed’ and ‘Floating froth’ — have been lined up. There is Aki Narula with pre cottons, Priyadarshini Rao with a line for men, Ashish and Smita Soni also explore new territories for men and Wendel Rodricks with his latest, all in Be:..

Wax museum turns showcase


Union Minister Sahib Singh Verma with the parents of Virender Sehwag
Union Minister Sahib Singh Verma with the parents of Virender Sehwag when he called on them at their residence.

SAIL oust Youngsters
New Delhi, March 30
Hosts SAIL stunned defending champions Youngsters by 38 runs to enter the quarter-final of the SAIL Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground. Oniel Wilson, who cracked a racy 64, studded with five fours and three sixes off 45 balls, for SAIL was adjudged the man of the match.

Delhi, UP move up in shooting
New Delhi, March 30
Delhi defeated Karnataka 15-1, 15-5 and Uttar Pradesh beat Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Nasik 15-17, 15-12, 15-2 in the 26th National Shooting Championship for men at the Traffic Training Stadium at Punjabi Bagh.

Surjit Singh lifts two titles
New Delhi, March 30
Surjit Singh of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) displayed his might in all its worth when he annexed a ‘double’ crown on the second day of the three-day sixth Inter-Power Board Athletic Meet at the Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.

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