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No one aware of polio drive here despite TV hype
Noida, April 3
Just two drops of life! Take your child to the nearest polio booth, and that is all—so goes the refrain of a TV ad. However, most people in the district do not know where the booth has been set up or what is the day and timing of the polio campaign.

BJP fires poll missive, alleges code violation
A supporter of BJP in party headgear in the Capital on Saturday. New Delhi, April 3
The BJP has written to the Election Commission about the alleged violation of model code of conduct by the Sheila Dikshit Ministry and sought appropriate action against the Government of NCT of Delhi. 

A supporter of BJP in party headgear in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 




Carjacking at gun point minutes after passing of CM’s cavalcade
Faridabad, April 3
Three armed persons snatched the car of a businessman at gun point near Sector 11 last night. The incident took place near National Highway number Two, from where the cavalcade of the Chief Minister had just passed.

Cops strike it rich, 145 stolen colour TVs recovered
New Delhi, April 3
The North district police have arrested two persons and seized 150 cartons of liquor from them. The North district police have apprehended one person in the Tri Nagar area and recovered 145 stolen colour televisions from his possession. The police had received a tip-off that one Vakil Ahmed (35), resident of Okhla, would be coming in a Maruti car (No DL-3CN-7036) with some colour television sets from Rohini via Tri Nagar for selling them in Bhagirath Place.

The North district police have arrested two persons and seized 150 cartons of liquor from them. — A Tribune photograph

DDA vice-chief concedes Master Plan is of little use
New Delhi, April 3
The vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority, which is drafting the Master Plan, concedes that the document will serve little purpose because it is not in sync with the plan for the National Capital Region.

UP Power Corpn indicted for poor service
Noida, April 3
The District Consumer Forum has indicted the UP Power Corporation for providing poor service to consumers. The corporation has been found guilty of wrong bills and mentioning incorrect meter numbers on them. In view of a large number of petitions from the consumers, the District Consumer Forum has ordered the power department to resolve the complaints of the consumers within a month. 


Sangwan to start campaign on April 5
Sonepat, April 3
The BJP candidate from the Sonepat Lok Sabha seat, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, will start his election campaign on April 5 in 17 villages of the Rai assembly constituency in this district. Mr Sangwan visited the villages in the Kailana assembly constituency of this district today and addressed election meetings.


Dry taps tell a story of negligible water supply
Delhi Police jawans drinking water from a tanker of the NDMC in the Capital on Saturday. Sonepat, April 3
Dry taps and empty buckets have become a common feature in this city, which has a population of more than two lakh and is a district headquarters in Haryana. Thousands of residents are being forced to struggle for water since the onset of the summer season. Th

Delhi Police jawans drinking water from a tanker of the NDMC in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

CITU concern at raw deal to brick kiln workers
Sonepat, April 3
The Lal Jhanda Brick Kilns Mazdoor Union Haryana and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions today expressed concern over the fact that the brick kiln workers are not being given the new wages fixed by the state government. They alleged that the officials of the Labour Department have failed to enforce the labour laws on the brick kilns.

National Institute of Punjab Studies, New Delhi, celebrating the completion of eight pictorial books under the ‘Punjab Heritage Series’ and four books on classical literature of Punjab
National Institute of Punjab Studies, New Delhi, celebrating the completion of eight pictorial books under the ‘Punjab Heritage Series’ and four books on classical literature of Punjab. Mr Vivek Ahuja, DIrector, Publications, UBSPD, presenting the set to a guest from Pakistan. Mr and Mrs M S Gill are also seen in the picture.

Staff to oppose govt move to hand over college to society
Sonepat, April 3
Opposing the government move to hand over the working of the Chhotu Ram Government Engineering College, Murthal, to a society, the Engineering College Employees Union has decided to organise a massive demonstration in Sonepat and hand over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner to be forwarded to the Chief Minister on April 6.

Success means getting your priorities right 
F or those aiming at success, it is imperative that they should examine their priorities, their beliefs and attitudes. Think of a teenager who spends a good part of his time in clubs, before television watching cricket or gossiping with friends. You will soon conclude that that person is not likely to succeed in his goal of becoming a doctor or pass the civil service examinations. He may not amount to much because his energies are dissipated in too many directions. These distractions clearly prove to you that the candidate is not willing to pay the price for achieving the goals he or she had set for himself/herself.

Motorists, take note. It’s a day for processions today
New Delhi, April 3
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram Ji, the Samta Sanwandhak Sangh will undertake a shobha yatra on April 5. The procession will start from Red Fort and pass through Chandni Chowk-Khari Baoli-Naya Bazar-Shradanand Marg–Ajmeri Gate–Kamla Market–Turkman Gate–Delite Cinema and terminate at Samta Sthal, Delhi Gate.


Two importers arrested in cheating case
New Delhi, April 3
The Economic Offence Wing of the Delhi Police have arrested two persons who were part of an import business for allegedly cheating an export firm of Rs 50 lakh. The persons arrested have been identified as Asit Vasisht and Amit Vasisht. Of these, Amit is the Director of M/s Fare Textiles Trading Company Pvt Ltd and Asit is a partner of a German-based firm.

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Three booked for dowry harassment
Sonepat, April 3
The police arrested three persons, identified as Bijender, his father Jaiwant Singh and mother Indrawati in a dowry harassment case after a complaint had been lodged by Mrs Teena of Barwasni village. 

Bus driver, conductor assaulted
Sonepat, April 3
The driver and the conductor of a private bus were injured seriously when they were attacked by five armed youths on Sonepat-Rohtak Road near Rohat village, about 5 km from here last evening. 


Magazine is Chairman, CII Delhi State Council
New Delhi, April 3
Anshuman Magazine, Managing Director, South Asia, CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest Real Estate consulting firm, has taken over as Chairman, CII Delhi State Council for the year 2004-2005. He takes over from Vikram Bakshi, Managing Director, McDonald’s India.


HCWS’ gesture to blind students
NOBLE ACTNew Delhi, April 3
Health Care Welfare Society, a committed NGO working for the improvement of healthcare facilities, educational, economic and social conditions of the community at large, made a donation of ‘audio systems’ to JPM Senior Secondary School, managed by the Blind Relief Association, Delhi. 

NOBLE ACT: Visually impaired students getting audio systems at JPM Senior Secondary School in the Capital.


Notice on women empowerment
New Delhi, April 3
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Central Government on a plea seeking proper implementation of the 10th Five Year Plan Swadhar Scheme towards women empowerment and utilisation of the outlay amount of Rs 100 crore for various components under the scheme.


MCD directive on dengue: remove stagnant water, use insecticide
New Delhi, April 3
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has directed all health officials of its Public Health Department to take necessary steps immediately to check the spread of mosquitoes in the city. It has been done in the wake of four cases of dengue that were reported here recently.

INDO-PAK HEART TO HEART TALK Indo-Pak heart to heart talk
After cricketers and artisans, it is the turn of cardiologists from India and Pakistan to exchange hearty greetings and inquiries. The Escorts Heart & Super Speciality Institute, Amritsar, is hosting an ‘India-Pakistan Heart Summit’ on April 10 and 11 to initiate a dialogue between cardiologists of both countries. 

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  • Helping hand from Sun Foundation

  • Mothers & daughters


Akash, Naveen shine in FCI victory
New Delhi, April 3
A brilliant century by Akash Malhotra and a quickfire 88 by Naveen Negi helped Food Corporation of India defeat Chand Khanna Club by 126 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground. 

Ravindra Academy move up in Om Nath Sood cricket
New Delhi, April 3
A dashing knock by Shahwez Khan (67 no, 3x6, 4x4, 66b) and an all-round display by Vinay Singh (3 for 41 and 34) enabled Ravindra Cricket Academy defeat DDA XI by one wicket in the 14th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind College of Commerce ground, Pitampura. Shahwez Khan won the Pepsi man of the match award.

Delhi Eaglets down Hari Nagar
New Delhi, April 3
Delhi Eaglets defeated Hari Nagar No II by three wickets in a league match of the West Delhi Academy Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Hari Nagar Sports Complex ground. Ishan received the man of the match award.

Tata Racing shifts into fifth gear
New Delhi, April 3
Tata Racing, which has been promoting motor racing in the country and has been actively supporting Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian in the world, in his realization of his dream for an elusive F-1 spot, will now strengthen its portfolio and support another budding Indian motor-racing star Karun Chandhok. 

Sonnet Club advance
New Delhi, April 3
Sonnet Club defeated Dogra Academy by 186 runs in a league match of the DAV Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Yamuna Vihar complex.

Queensland Universities to play at Teri
New Delhi, April 3
A Queensland Combined Universities team, currently on a tour of India, will play a limited-over match against a Delhi Invitation XI at the Teri Oval on Sunday. The Delhi Invitation XI will consist of several promising young players, including Gautam Gambhir and Amit Mishra.

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