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Manmohan has a word of caution for Congmen
New Delhi, April 9
His party has not formally declared his nomination to contest the Lok Sabha election from the South Delhi parliamentary constituency but RK Anand, the lawyer-turned-Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s (JMM’s) member in the Rajya Sabha who joined the Congress in 2001, has begun his campaign in right earnest.
Dr Manmohan Singh with South Delhi candidate R K Anand at the inauguration of the latter’s election office in the Capital
Dr Manmohan Singh with South Delhi candidate R K Anand at the inauguration of the latter’s election office in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh 

Fake visa racket in CP busted 
New Delhi, April 9
With the arrest of eight persons the New Delhi district police claimed to have busted an organised fake visa racket run by some travel agents in the Connaught Place area besides busting a full-fledged fake visa manufacturing unit in Vishnu Garden, Khyala.


Tampering with marksheet: DU official convicted
New Delhi, April 9
After 20 years, a Delhi University official has been sentenced for tampering with the Delhi Pre-Medical Test (DPMT) mark-sheet for ensuring admission of a candidate to one of the medical colleges in the Capital.

Delhiites came out in droves as mercury dipped in the Capital, bringing much needed respite from the heat
Delhiites came out in droves as mercury dipped in the Capital, bringing much needed respite from the heat. — Tribune Photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

NGO site to keep tabs on MLAs’ funds
New Delhi:
To ensure greater transparency in public life, an NGO has opened a site to keep a tab on the Rs two crore annual funds every MLA gets to spend on his constituency’s development.

No big quake waiting to happen
New Delhi, April 9
Seismologists have allayed fears of a major quake rocking the Capital. Referring to the five mild tremors in the Capital since March 18, the experts have pointed out that these tremors do not necessarily carry portents of a major earthquake.

Murderer of 3-year-old may be involved in yet another killing
The arrest of the alleged accused, Surender, of village Farmana for the murder of three-year-old boy Ojaswi of the same village has not only shocked and angered his family members and villagers, but the police have also started suspecting his involvement in the abduction and murder of another youth, Ramesh, of the same village on July 2, 2002, whose body was recovered from the fields after three days.

Welcome respite from heat
New Delhi, April 9
Delhiites got a respite from heat today as light showers lashed the Capital in the afternoon, bringing down the temperature substantially. The horizon turned cloudy at around noon and a few hours later rain, accompanied with strong winds, cooled the Capital.

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Aged metal merchant stabbed to death
Rewari , April 9
Mr. Pooran Chand Jindal, a septuagenarian metal merchant and noted social activist of the town, was stabbed to death by some armed gangsters at his residence in Mohalla Kayasthwara last night.

Student told to pay cop Rs 55,000 for breaking his hand
New Delhi, April 9
A student, who broke the hand of a Delhi Police Head Constable following a scuffle at the Dayal Singh College in October 2002, has been asked by a city court to pay Rs 55,000 to the cop.


BJP candidate urges EC to recommend Central rule in Haryana
Sonepat, April 9
Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, a BJP candidate from Sonepat Lok Sabha seat and the spokesman of the Haryana BJP, today urged the Chief Election Commissioner to recommend the President’s rule in Haryana as Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala had defied the order regarding the shifting of Dr M. S. Malik, Director-General of Police (DGP), Haryana, from the post in view of his wife Mrs Krishan Malik is contesting the Lok Sabha elections on the ruling party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ticket from Sonepat.

NCR issues become theme song of sitting MP from Mahendergarh
Gurgaon, April 9
The sitting BJP MP from Mahendergarh parliamentary seat, Mrs Sudha Yadav, who has been again nominated by her party, has decided to take up issues relating to development of Mahendergarh, Rewari and Gurgaon districts during her election campaign.

BJP councillor demands special meeting of MCD 
New Delhi, April 9
The BJP councillor, Mr Vijender Gupta, in a written letter to the Mayor, Mr Ashok Kumar Jain, demanded a special meeting of the corporation to finalise its stand on the issue of transferring the functions of the MCD as per the report of the Second Delhi Finance Commission. This demand was made after an order of the Lt-Governor for withdrawing of work on eight busy roads from the MCD to the Public Works Department of the NCT government of Delhi.


Faridabad city bus service fails to end commuters' woes
Faridabad, April 9
The city bus service launched last month in the town is still to bring the desired relief to the commuter here. Residents in this densest and the largest populated city of the state have to still depend on private vehicles or the outdated and smoke spewing three wheeler autorickshaws to reach from one spot to another here.

Sahib Singh harps on Sonia’s “foreign origin”
New Delhi, April 9
The BJP candidate in the Outer Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, today addressed meetings in the Mehrauli and Mahipalpur assembly constituencies. His campaign touched Chattarpur, Bhati Mines, Kishangarh, Ghitorni, Masudpur, Mahipalpur, Rangpuri, Nangal Devat and Nangal Dairy.

Indo-Pak delegations protest against child labour
New Delhi, April 9
The civil society organisations, concerned civilians from Pakistan, former bonded child labourers and schoolchildren from Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) and NGOs from India and Pakistan working for the elimination of child labour, organised a march ‘Peace for Children, Children for Peace’, in the Capital today. Hundreds of children and adults marched from Ambedkar Stadium to Rajghat where they paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi - the symbol of peace.

Children shout slogans during a march titled “Peace for Children, Children for Peace”. Hundreds of children, adults and a peace delegation from Pakistan under the banner of Youth Initiative for Indo-Pak Peace Building participated in the march to Rajghat to protest against child labour. — Tribune Photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
Children shout slogans during a march titled "Peace for Children, Children for Peace"

JWT takes lion’s share of advertising awards
New Delhi, April 9
JWT conquered the ninth Delhi Advertising Club Awards function, held at Hotel Ashoka’s Convention Hall on Wednesday evening. The awards ceremony, organised by the Delhi Advertising Club (DAC), honoured the achievements and accomplishments of advertising in more than 32 different categories.

JWT conquered the ninth Delhi Advertising Club Awards function organised by the Delhi Advertising Club (DAC) at Hotel Ashoka’s Convention Hall on Wednesday evening.
JWT conquered the ninth Delhi Advertising Club Awards function organised by the Delhi Advertising Club

WELCOME RAIN Speaking out
his is with reference to your news report, “Private schools: Flourishing small-scale industry?”(NCR Tribune, March 26). According to the news report, “Most of the schools that have mushroomed recently are not recognised or affiliated to the Board of School Education Haryana or the Central Board of School Education. They send their students for examinations either through another recognised school or as private candidates.”

WELCOME RAIN. — Photo by Kamal Singh

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NDPL announces power shutdown
New Delhi, April 9
The NDPL today announced power shutdown on Saturday and Monday in different areas in North Delhi due to maintenance work at sub-stations in Moti Nagar, Model Town, Civil Lines, Pitampura and Shaktinagar.


Three get life term for killing taxi driver
New Delhi, April 9
Three persons who were involved in the killing of a taxi driver and later taking away the hired vehicle in the year 1999 have been awarded life imprisonment by a city court today.

Gangster held for extorting money from cable operators 
New Delhi, April 9
The Crime Branch claimed to have arrested an active member of the Mahender Pahelwan gang, Raj Kumar Sethi, who used to extort huge money from the cable operators and businessmen in North-West district.

Delhi resident’s car looted on GT Road
Sonepat, April 9
Four unidentified armed miscreants, including two women, were reported to have looted a car from Mr Nisar Khan, a resident of Delhi, on the G T Road near Ganaur Chowk, about 20 km from here, last night.

Youth stabbed to death by friend
New Delhi, April 9
One person was stabbed to death by his friend this morning in the Patel Nagar area in West district. The victim was identified as Rizan (22), resident of Prem Nagar, Patel Nagar, who used to work in a cloth shop along with his father in Prem Nagar.


Power board orders 12-hr power cut for industries
Noida, April 9
Industrial units in Noida and Greater Noida may get power for 12 hours only in a day. The state power board has reportedly issued orders to affect a 12-hour power cut for industries in Noida and Greater Noida.


Amritsar, Jalandhar Khalsa schools move up
New Delhi, April 9
GGS Khalsa School, Sarhali (Amritsar) defeated Doabha Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar 4-2 in the second All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, organised by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, at the National Stadium on Friday.

Sandeep Angurala, Pradeep Chawla shine
New Delhi, April 9
Dashing batting displays by Sandeep Angurala (44 n o, 4x4, 47b) and Pradeep Chawla (49, 2x6, 4x4, 46b) enabled Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Delhi Blues Club by 59 runs in the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura. R R Gymkhana, who were 161 for 9 in 33 overs, were helped by a 48-run tenth-wicket partnership between Angurala and Vikas Dabas.

Ganga School record handsome victory in Joshi Hockey 
New Delhi, April 9
Ganga School trounced S S Mota Singh Senior Secondary School, Janakpuri 6-0 in the opening match of the first D P Joshi Memorial Inter-School Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday. Ganga led by 5-0 at half time.
Former Olympian Ashok Kumar with the Ganga and Mota Singh School teams before the start of the D P Joshi Memorial Inter-School Hockey Tournament Former Olympian Ashok Kumar with the Ganga and Mota Singh School teams before the start of the D P Joshi Memorial Inter-School Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.

Mohsin, Puneet power  DPS to victory
New Delhi, April 9
A dashing knock by Mohsin Kamal (81, 10x4, 2x6) and all-round display by Puneet Walia (32, 3 for 25) helped Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road defeat Don Bosco School by 134 runs in the opening match of the second Turf Youth Cup Inter-School Under-15 SG Cricket Tournament at the DPS ground.

Jayaprasad guides Teri to semi-final
New Delhi, April 9
P V Jayaprasad played a brilliant all-round role to guide Teri to the semi-final, defeating G E Capital by five runs, in the 11th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Delhi Police beat Golden Hawks in DDCA League
New Delhi, April 9
Delhi Police defeated Golden Hawks by four wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the University ground.


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