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Traders in a black mood, burn
UAM effigy
New Delhi, April 1
The first day of the Unit Area Method of House Tax, implemented by the MCD in Delhi today, faced strong opposition from hundreds of trade and social organisations of Delhi. The traders observed a ‘Black Day’ today under the umbrella of the Confederation of All India Traders, and staged demonstration at MCD headquarters, Ghantaghar, Chandni Chowk.

School for scandal: 11 principals in 7 years
Jhajjar, April 1
Political interference coupled with groupism among the school staff and nepotism in appointments, have marred the image of the Model School here. The school is run by the District Education Society, with the Deputy Commissioner as the ex officio chairperson.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Supporters celebrating the Indian victory in the first cricket test match against Pakistan in the Capital on Thursday. MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Supporters celebrating the Indian victory in the first cricket test match against Pakistan in the Capital on Thursday. —  Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


  Fake currency
Bangladeshi jumps bail
Sonepat, April 1
Mohammad Tayyab, a resident of Bangladesh and an undertrial prisoner arrested in the case of fake currency notes, is reported to have fled after getting the one-month bail from the court of Mr J S Jangra, Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat on January 3.

ALL SMILES: Sumilo Nanada, Sushma Seth, Geetika Ganju, Geetika Sharma, Shaina NC, Shibani Kashyap and Simran Lal during a dress rehearsal of FEM achievers show in the Capital on Thursday.
ALL SMILES: Sumilo Nanada, Sushma Seth, Geetika Ganju, Geetika Sharma, Shaina NC, Shibani Kashyap and Simran Lal during a dress rehearsal of FEM achievers show in the Capital on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Firm gets contract with fake FD
Noida, April 1
A company is learnt to have used the receipt of a fake FD to secure a contract worth Rs 1 crore from Noida Authority. The company had been granted a contract for laying sewer line in Sector-122 Noida, about two years ago. 

Ironclad security for VVIPs during polls
New Delhi, April 1
To ensure the safety and security of VVIPs during their campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in the National Capital Territory, the Delhi Police in coordination with other security agencies has devised elaborate security measures to avoid any untoward incidents.

Hard knocks
Third earthquake in a fortnight
New Delhi, April 1
The Capital experienced another earthquake at around 11 am today. This is the third earthquake in the last fortnight. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the tremors measured 1.5 on the Richter scale.

  • Doctor held for rape

  • Civic body takes steps to check dengue

Two Bhati gangsters held
New Delhi, April 1
The East district police today claimed to have arrested two persons of the Naresh Bhati gang after a brief encounter near the ISBT Anand Vihar. The police also claimed to have recovered three weapons, including two foreign pistols, one country-made weapon and 13 live cartridges from their possession.

The BJP candidate from the Outer Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, on Thursday visited certain pockets of the Bawana Assembly constituency. He was weighed in coins by his supporters at several places during his campaign in Sultanpur Dabas, Pooth Khard, Bajitpur, Nangal, Dariyapur Kalan, Harewali, Auchandi, Kutubgarh and Chandpur.

The BJP candidate from the Outer Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, being felicitated by his supporters.
The BJP candidate from the Outer Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, being felicitated by his supporters.

LJP slams Mayawati
Sonepat, April 1
Accusing the BSP leader Mayawati of failing to fulfil the dreams of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the general-secretary of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Mr Ashok Sherwal, said that money was being taken for issuing party tickets. 


Probe demanded into short supply of canal water
Sonepat, April 1
Despite heavy expenditure incurred on the maintenance of canals, distributaries and minors, the supply of canal water to the tail-end villages has hardly improved. Expressing grave concern over the inadequate and erratic supply of canal water, the farmers blamed the Executive Engineer, the SDOs and the JEs concerned for not cleaning the canals and distributaries despite the clear cut instructions by the state government

NCR briefs
Girls practise ways of self-defence
New Delhi, April 1
The girls of Birla Vidya Niketan school, Pushpa Vihar, today presented a spectacular demonstration of self-defence techniques. The valediction function for the girls was conducted by the CAW cell after a 15 days training capsule. 

  • Desperate gangster held

  • Three persons acquitted

  • Block Panchayat Samiti election

Delhi digest
Vietnam Bazaar at Dilli Haat
New Delhi, April 1
Delhiites will have an opportunity to take a look at the culture of Vietnam at a special ‘Vietnam Bazaar’ being organised at the Dilli Haat. The two-day festival, which begins here on April 3, will display unique Vietnamese handloom and handicrafts.

  • Cong praised for upholding secularism

  • Loadshedding announced



Three burglars arrested, 18 cases solved
New Delhi, April 1
With the arrest of three persons, the South district police claimed to have solved 18 cases of burglaries in various parts of the city. The arrested persons were identified as Mohammed Israr alias Rohit (22), Mohammed Basul (21) and Wasim Raza Siddiqui alias Raza (23).

  • Two held for smuggling liquor

  • Chain snatchers nabbed


BSNL begins SMS on basic phone in Meerut
Meerut, April 1
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Telecom District Meerut, launched Short Messaging Services (SMS) on its basic telephone in Meerut on Wednesday evening. Meerut has become the fourth city in the country to start SMS service on basic telephone after Kolkata, Bangalore and Ambala.

UP beckons industrialists to set up shop
Noida, April 1
At a meeting of the western UP zonal council of the Confederation of Industries (CII) held in Noida, the Divisional Commissioner, Meerut, Mr Rajiv Kumar, and the Chief Investment Commissioner, Mr C. K. Sharma, invited industrialists to come to UP. 

P&S Bank opens its 31st extension counter
New Delhi, April 1
Punjab & Sind Bank has opened its new extension counter at Heart & Lung Institute, Panchkuian Road, New Delhi. This is the 31st extension counter of the bank in Delhi and it has a network of 759 branches across the country besides 132 extension counters. 

Corporates morally responsible to society: Khattar
Gurgaon, April 1
The Managing Director of Maruti Udyog Ltd, Mr Jagdish Khattar, supported the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and stressed that businesses and corporates are morally responsible to improve the quality of life of the citizens of this country.


‘Six Sigma’ technique stressed for global competitiveness
Faridabad, April 1
Delivering a special lecture on the topic of “Six Sigma for Global Competitiveness’’, at the National Power Training Institute, here yesterday, Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Louisville (USA), Prof Deshpande, said “The concept of the highly advanced ‘Six Sigma’ technique was not limited only to the books and journals on the management techniques, but had become an absolute necessity for the industries and the professionals, who want to compete globally in a smart way” “The concept was not new as it was being practised successfully in some parts of India already” he said.


The myriad colours of life at Summer Hues
Gallery Art Indus presents Summer Hues, a group show of paintings by renowned artists like Vijender Sharma, Paresh Hazra, Yuriko Lochan, Meena Deora, Shruti Gupta Chandra, Sunil Das and Vinod Sharma at Shridharani Gallery from March 31 to April 9.

Karl Antao’s “Mind’s cage”, a work in teakwood and iron.
Karl Antao’s "Mind’s cage" a work in teakwood and iron.
  • Sculpting coherence while dwelling on relationships

  • Video art with the flavour of Indo-Pak initiative

  • Bonsai bonanza to liven up lazy Sunday

Music zone
A spellbinding musical soiree
Radisson Hotel hosted a mesmerising musical evening of veena recital by renowned artist Geetha Krishnamurthy. She is an accomplished musician and her performances are always well-versed in classical diction. She has been groomed under the tutelage of Dr A. Chittibabu.

Geetha Krishnamurthy giving a scintillating veena recital.
Geetha Krishnamurthy giving a scintillating veena recital.

Annual sports fest of PDM engg institute draws to a close
Jhajjar, April 1
The annual sports festival of PDM Engineering College at Bahadurgarh concluded here today. Ravinder Joon was declared the best athlete among boys while Rashmi Joon was pronounced the best athlete among girls.

Chand Khanna Club record handsome victory
New Delhi, April 1
Chand Khanna Club trounced Central Warehousing Corporation by nine wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the University polo ground.

Soumik, Rohit guide Shastri Club to victory in Sharma 
Memorial Cricket Tournament

New Delhi, April 1
All-round displays by Soumik Chatterjee (3 for 6 and 36) and Rohit Saini (3 for 17, 30 n o) helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat Poorvi Delhi Academy by seven wickets in a league match of the first R C Sharma Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Soumik was named the man of the match.

  • Vishwa Bharati School win

  • Rajdhani in semi-final

Sushant wins gold at Delhi Horse Show
New Delhi, April 1
The 18th Delhi Horse Show, which began on March 24 is the only show in the country which is conducted under floodlights. The Delhi Horse Show, one of India’s premier equestrian events, continues until Sunday, April 4, and has adopted this strategy to beat the heat and give a new dimension to the sports.

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