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Forged will: ACP in the dock
New Delhi, April 8
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch claimed to have arrested an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) on charges of forgery and cheating. The accused, Lakhminder Singh Brar (56), posted at the District Investigating Unit of the North district, had grabbed a 1,300 square yards property worth crores on Mathura Road, by using forged documents.

NGO head held for duping visa applicant
New Delhi, April 8
The New Delhi district police today claimed to have arrested one Charles Robert, alias Syed Quiser Mehmood, who runs the NGO OPLIAN, for alleged forgery and cheating a girl of Rs 1,20,000 by promising to secure her a US visa.

Decomposed body of abducted boy found
Sonepat, April 8
The CIA officials have found the decomposed body of a three-year-old boy Ozu, alias Ojasvi, son of Dr Dharminder Sharma, owner of a private hospital at Farmana village. The body was found in a brick kiln at Bhatgaon village, about 15 km from here late last evening.



crime against women

Librarian raped, killed by husband’s cousin
Dadri (Noida), April 8
A man and his friend raped his cousin’s wife and later strangled her in Nyadar Ganj Mohalla, Dadri, on Wednesday.
The duo then arranged the naked body of the victim in the terrace to mislead the family into believing that some criminals had committed the act.

Four-year-old burnt to death in sleep
Faridabad, April 8
Faridabad, April 8 four-year-old girl was burnt to death after a thatched hut in which she was sleeping, caught fire in Marokhera village in the Palwal subdivision of the district.

R.K. Anand and Poonam DhillonCong first list
finally out

New Delhi, April 8
Putting to rest speculation about its candidates for the Lok Sabha election in NCT of Delhi, the Congress has decided to pit Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly Ajay Maken against Jagmohan in the New Delhi parliamentary constituency.

Cong workers resent delay in announcement of candidates
(Left) R.K. Anand of the Congress, who will take on V.K. Malhotra of the BJP and (right) Bollywood actress Poonam Dhillon campaigning for Delhi Sadar BJP candidate Vijay Goel in the Capital on Thursday. — Photos by Mukesh Aggarwal/ Kamal Singh

Leopard’s hide seized; 39 more skins doing the round
Meerut, April 8
The Special Operation Group of Meerut police arrested four persons and seized a leopard’s skin from them. Three of them were the agents of the skin smuggler Moh. Alam of Delhi.

Delhi Master Plan getting finishing touches, to be notified in 2004
New Delhi, April 8
The first draft of the Master Plan 2021 for the Capital will be submitted to the Government by October 2004. The notification in this regard is also expected to be issued during the current financial year.

Students stumped
The students of class 10 + 2, appearing in the National Institute of Open Schooling, Delhi examination, were in for a nasty surprise when they reached their examination centre in Beri town of the district today.


BJP workers cry foul against administration
The BJP workers in Beri town of the district demonstrated against the local body, the district administration and the state government over complete collapse of the civic infrastructure, poor sanitation and cleanliness conditions in the town on Wednesday.

Retrenched employees to oppose INLD
Sonepat, April 8
Thousands of dismissed or retrenched government employees of Haryana have decided to oppose the INLD candidates in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. They decided to oppose the INLD candidates so as to expose the policies of the Haryana Government, which were against the interest of the employees.


Little ones to take Indo-Pak peace process further
New Delhi, April 8
Taking the Indo-Pak peace process a little further, children from both the nations have joined hands. A 30-member peace delegation is currently in the Capital from Pakistan.

A view of the Khalsa Chetna March, dedicated to the three Khalsa centenaries
A view of the Khalsa Chetna March, dedicated to the three Khalsa centenaries, led by Panj Pyaras, which terminated at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Delhi ranks fifth in accident mortality rate
New Delhi, April 8
Even as the number of deaths due to road accidents in Delhi has come down from 2,000 in 1998 to 1,600 in 2003, the national Capital ranks fifth in terms of accident death rates in the country. According to a recent study, Delhi had an estimated annual rate of all injuries at 116 per 1000 population and annual rate of traffic related injuries at 29 per 1000 population.

Jagmohan urged to stop illegal construction in Fatehpuri mosque
New Delhi, April 8
The General Secretary of the National Heritage Protection Council, Mr Mohammad Saleem in a written letter to the Union Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr Jagmohan urged to stop allegedly illegal construction on first floor of Masjid Fatehpuri as it is a heritage building.

Property dealers dig the earth of embankment 
Sonepat, April 8
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge financial loss on account of the nexus between the officials of the irrigation department and some property dealers of Gohana town in the district.

Mayor tom-toms his achievements
New Delhi:
The outgoing Mayor, Mr Ashok Kumar Jain, today claimed that he had done a lot of work during his one-year tenure in the corporation. Before he took over the coveted post in the corporation, the children in MCD schools were given biscuits and chana as mid-day meal.

Residents troubled by lack of civic amenities
Sonepat, April 8
The residents held a meeting here last evening related to civic amenities in the city. The meeting highlighted the growing water crisis in the city, which is feared to get worse in the coming summer season.

NCR briefs
Seminar highlights vulnerability of pedestrians
Noida, April 8
Presiding over a seminar on the World Health Day, the former Police Commissioner of Delhi, Mr B. M. Kaushal, said the pedestrians were the most vulnerable section.

  • Cancelled exams to be held on April 11

  • Two persons injured

  • One killed in road accident

Delhi digest
‘Jan Sunvayee’ highlights grievances of minority groups
New Delhi, April 8
The Delhi Competitive and Vocational Society (DCVS), an NGO empanelled by the Delhi Minority Commission, organised a ‘Jan Sunvayee’ for the commission at Laxmi Nagar today. The ‘Jan Sunvayee’ was organised to look into the grievances of the people from the minority groups.

  • Goel blames Sheila for summer woes

Two persons arrested by the Crime Branch with an antique idol of ‘Asta Dhatu’ in the Capital Dacoity in Standard Chartered bank averted, 10 persons arrested
New Delhi, April 8
The New Delhi district police claimed to have arrested 10 persons and averted a dacoity bid in the Standard Chartered bank in Connaught Place. They were also involved in robbing briefcases, laptop computers, mobile phones and other accessories.

Two persons arrested by the Crime Branch with an antique idol of ‘Asta Dhatu’ in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Prostitution racket busted, four girls rescued
New Delhi, April 8
With the arrest of two persons, including a woman, the East district police claimed to have rescued four girls forced into prostitution. Based on a secret information about flesh trade being carried out from a flat in Laxmi Nagar, the police raided the flat.


Court rejects plea for roll number
NEW DELHI: The Civil Judge (Junior Division), Ms Rajni Yadav, rejected the plea of a BA final year student, Anju, for the release of her roll number issued by the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, for appearing the final examination.


Moods - creating an artistic story
Moods - a two man show.
Art Alive Gallery is presenting “Moods” - a two-man show by Laxman Aelay and Fawad Tamkanat. The two artists belong to Hyderabad. The show will remain open from 9th to 24th April, 2004. Fawad has worked on treated teak wooden boxes with acrylic.
Moods - a two man show

  • The dream

  • Patti ka kaam

  • Om - the key to universe

music zone
Vienna Boys
The twice Grammy-winning Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform in Delhi on April 9 at Shri Ram Centre before moving to Mumbai on April 11 at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre and finally in Kolkata in April at Kala Mandir.
In video (28k, 56k)


FCI beat Collage Group, lift SAIL Trophy
New Delhi, April 8
Food Corporation of India (FCI) defeated Collage Group by 25 runs to lift the SAIL Trophy Cricket Championship at the Mohan Meakins ground at Mohan Nagar. Collage Group won the toss and opted to field, but it proved to be a costly guesswork as FCI made 187 for 8 in 40 overs and then dismissed Collage Group for 162 with nine balls to spare.

India Gate GHPS edge past Shahdara
New Delhi, April 8
Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS), India Gate defeated GHPS, Loni Road (Shahdara) 5-2 in the second All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday. The winners led by 3-1 at half time.

Australian HC win title
New Delhi:
Australian High Commission Club defeated Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust by five wickets to win the third Raymond Commonwealth High Commission Cricket Trophy.

Rajeev hits ton in Chand Khanna’s victory
New Delhi, April 8
Deadly bowling by Sanjeev Sharma (5 for 36) and an unbeaten century by Rajeev Rathore helped Chand Khanna Club defeat Dena Bank by 95 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Khalsa College ground.


Employees threaten stir for being denied promotion
Faridabad, April 8
Angry over the alleged “unfavourable attitude” of the authorities regarding their demand for removal of disparity in the promotion and related scheme, the employees association of the Excise and Sales Tax Department has decided to go for a ‘fast unto death ‘ agitation from next month.


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