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Can Cong breach the South Delhi citadel?
New Delhi, April 21
A pocket borough of the BJP, the South Delhi parliamentary constituency is witnessing a contest between distant relatives: Veteran Vijay Kumar Malhotra of the BJP and debutant RK Anand of the INC.

Yet one more tremor in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21
The Capital was jolted by yet another tremor, the eighth in the past one month, at 11 am today. The quake was of slight intensity like the previous ones and measured 1.5 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre lay 28.6 degrees north latitude and 77.3 degrees east longitude.

Hospital incinerators release carcinogens, claims NGO
New Delhi, April 21
Environmentalists have pointed out that incinerators being used in all government hospitals pose a serious threat to health as they release a host of pollutants, including carcinogens.

Patrons of musclemen arrested
New Delhi, April 21
The Crime Branch inter-state cell and the anti-extortion cell have arrested four gangsters who were planning to offer musclemen services during the elections in two different operations in the Outer Delhi and Rohini areas.

Even donkeys have their day
New Delhi, April 21
It was a day out for the donkeys, the most neglected of the animal species. For once, the poor man’s asset, the donkeys received their share of care and attention as the NGO, Circle of Animals, organised Donkey Day today.


Rohtak constituency: Three women battling it out for first time
Jhajjar, April 21
The parliamentary election in Rohtak constituency is one of its kinds on many counts this time. Here are some facts, which are unprecedented in the history of Rohtak Lok Sabha elections.

A model displays Ray-Ban sunglasses during a fashion show in the Capital.
A model displays Ray-Ban sunglasses during a fashion show in the Capital.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



BJP Lok Sabha candidate from New Delhi constituency Jagmohan filing his nomination in the Capital on Wednesday.
BJP Lok Sabha candidate from New Delhi constituency Jagmohan filing his nomination in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

30 seats declared sensitive in Meerut division
Meerut, April 21
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, Mr V. K. Diwan, said that 30 parliamentary constituencies in the state have so far been identified as sensitive and hypersensitive. Besides, the administration has made elaborate arrangements to conduct free and fair election. The administration has arranged videography to identify these sensitive polling booths.

When poll processions become a nightmare for commuters
Rewari, April 21
With the election season on in full swing it has become a nightmare for the average resident here to travel on road. People find themselves caught for long hours in traffic snarls in the scorching sun when leaders of political parties take out processions.

Four-hour ordeal in Sonepat as traffic goes for a toss
Sonepat, April 21
The city today witnessed traffic snarls on different roads as a mammoth procession wound its way to the office of the Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner where the Congress nominee from this parliamentary constituency, Mr Dharam Pal Singh Malik, today filed his nomination papers.

Lok Sabha candidate from Sadar Jagdish Tytler with his supporters at the inauguration of his central election office in the Capital on Wednesday.Back to the basics: Canvassing on foot
New Delhi, April 21
Recalling her role as Tulsi in the serial, Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi Smriti Irani of the BJP has said that she would make relentless effort to keep the people of Chandni Chowk united as a family just like the character she played in the serial. She is the BJP candidate in the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency.

Lok Sabha candidate from Sadar Jagdish Tytler with his supporters at the inauguration of his central election office in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

  • Bhagat Singh’s nephew joins BJP


Congress candidate from Outer Delhi Sajjan Kumar with local MLA Jai Kishan during the Padyatra in Sultanpuri area in the Capital on Wednesday.
Congress candidate from Outer Delhi Sajjan Kumar with local MLA Jai Kishan during the Padyatra in Sultanpuri area in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune photo

Building bylaws in Delhi have become obsolete: LG
New Delhi April 21
The building bylaws in Delhi have become outdated. They were framed at a time when people were not used to city life. They have become bulky and detailed, said Lt-Governor of Delhi Vijai Kapoor, at a workshop on ‘Making Building Bylaws Work for Delhi’, organised by the MCD in cooperation with the INDO-USAID-FIRE (D) PROJECT, National Institute of Urban affairs, and the Times Research Foundation of Kolkata here today.

Nirankari Mission to host blood donation camps
New Delhi, April 21
The Sant Nirankari Mission will organise 58 blood donation camps in various parts of the country on April 24, 2004. The Sant Nirankari Mission plans to hold another 43 camps by September 2004. Last year, it had organized 129 camps all over the country.

Committee constituted to look into inconvenience of house tax payers
New Delhi, April 21
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, said that ‘Hardship and Anomaly Committee’, which had been constituted to look after any hardship or anomaly in respect of the property tax assessment under the Unit Area Method had started functioning under the chairmanship of K. Dharmarajan from today.

Central observers to monitor elections in Sonepat
Sonepat, April 21
The three central observers, appointed by the Election Commission to oversee the poll process in the Sonepat Parliamentary constituency, have been put up at the PWD (B and R) rest house here.

  • Kuchha Banyan gang strikes at farmhouse
  • Raids conducted to trace kidnapped girl
  • Petition filed against principal
  • Protest against erratic water supply
  • Five persons burnt

NCR Briefs
Sub-inspector held for bribe

New Delhi, April 21
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested a Sub-Inspector of the Delhi Police for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 for accepting a bail bond from a person.

  • Woman beaten up by daughter-in-law
  • Seven persons held for assaulting constable



Uzbekistani girls involved in flesh racket arrested
New Delhi, April 21
The Delhi Police Crime Branch claimed to have arrested two girls from Uzbekistan for their involvement in prostitution. Based on a secret information that the girls were coming to a hotel in Pitampura, the sleuths nabbed them after a decoy customer struck a deal for Rs 15,000.

Housewife commits suicide
Sonepat, April 21
A 23-year-old housewife was reported to have committed suicide by hanging herself in her house at Gumar village, about 15 km from here last evening.


Real estate developers hold annual meet
New Delhi, April 21
The real estate developers and integrated entrepreneur of the New Delhi and NCR region celebrated their annual meet, which was organised by ‘Friends’ (forum of real estate developers and integrated entrepreneurs of national capital region of Delhi state).

BSNL announces new services to take on private players
Faridabad, April 21
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the largest landline phone service provider in the district, has announced new incentives for the consumers including providing ‘answering machine’ facility, upgradation of the telephone exchanges and lines.


Director of FICT Dr Reema Ramachandran.Campus
Institute to offer PG course in TV studio production
The stupendous increase in the number of television channels has opened up opportunities not merely in fields like acting but also in more technical areas like direction.

Director of FICT Dr Reema Ramachandran.

  • Amity School of Engineering cultural fest

  • PAF announces admission for 2004-05

  • Seminar on Open Source

  • Rai University’s in-house journal


MCD told to list curbs on tanneries, slaughter houses
New Delhi, April 21
The Delhi High Court today directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to state what steps its had taken to curb illegal slaughtering and unauthorised tanneries operating in the heart of the city.


Ankit, Shivam bowl DPS to victory
New Delhi, April 21
Devastating bowling performances by Ankit Singh (4 for 21) and Shivam Sharma (3 for 31) helped Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road defeat Gyan Bharati Academy by nine wickets in a league match of the second SG Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground.

  • Ankit, Ishan star in VSPK cricket

  • Chetan Bisht hits century

  • I.D.Paul Cricket Tourney

Esha MongaNishank BajajNishank Bajaj, Esha Monga annex TT titles
New Delhi, April 21
Nishank Bajaj and Esha Monga of Manav Sthali School annexed the boys and girls singles titles respectively in the Hans Raj School Table Tennis Tournament at the school premises in Punjabi Bagh.

Rahul Ahuja hits ton
New Delhi, April 21
A brilliant century by Rahul Ahuja (123, 15x4, 2x6) and deadly bowling by Deepak (3 for 33) helped Inborn Club defeat Champion Chemical by 77 runs in the third Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Cricket Tournament on the Vinay Marg ground.

  • Achrekar Foundation win

  • Yonex Suntan Badminton

  • Jaqvar enter final

  • Hughes Software win

  • ESPN wins Wimbledon rights

Rajiv Bhawan annex title in AAI tourney
New Delhi, April 21
Fine batting by Vikram Singh Chouhan (77, 10x4) and Bhupender Singh (50) and deadly bowling by Atul (4 for 27) helped Sports Promotion Board Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan defeat Airport Sports Control Board, Delhi by 47 runs and annnex the title in the inaugural AAI Delhi Officers Club Cricket Tournament on the Airport Authority of India ground at Mahipalpur.

  • Global Vantedge win

Indian Airlines maul Little Masters
New Delhi, April 21
Indian Airlines defeated Little Masters by nine wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League on the Khalsa College ground.

Maninder, Dhiraj and Vishal shine
New Delhi, April 21
An all-round display by Maninder Singh (52 n o, 3x4, 57b and 2 for 20), strokeful half century by Dhiraj Sharma (60, 1x6, 2x4, 77b) and deadly bowling by Vishal Pandey (4 for 17) helped Vaijaynti Devi Cricket Academy, Agra defeat Inborn Cricketers by 105 runs to enter the quarter-final of the 14th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Salwan make semi-final grade
New Delhi, April 21
Defending champions Salwan Boys School, Delhi defeated Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore by 130 runs and entered the final of the All-India Parle Inter-City Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament for Schools.

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