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SC lawyer among two held for cheating
New Delhi, April 24
The Economic Offences Wing has claimed to have arrested two persons, including a Supreme Court lawyer for cheating several persons on the pretext of arranging loans from banks and other financial institutions.

Explosion in kitchen: Four of family killed
Four members of a family were killed and one was injured after an explosion took place in their house in the Nangla Part-two enclave of the NIT area here this morning. The injured has been admitted to a hospital. While the cause of the explosion is yet to be known, it is suspected that the explosion could have been the result of the gas leakage from an LPG cylinder kept in the kitchen.

Dalit woman raped at pistol-point
Meerut, April 24
A Dalit woman was raped by a youth from her village at pistol-point last night. Tension gripped Bhoj Garh village under Arnia police station of Bulandshahr district since the rapist belongs to an upper caste.


  Two institutes offering B.Arch told not to admit students
New Delhi, April 24
The two institutes affiliated to Indraprastha University offering Bachelor of Architecture programme would not be allowed to admit more students this year. The Council of Architecture (COA) has refused to give them permission to admit more students as they allegedly did not fulfil the basic norms of the council like basic infrastructure and faculty etc.

Cong sees in Dikshit Jr a chance to regain bastion
New Delhi, April 24
A virtual mini-India, the East Delhi parliamentary constituency has assumed a high profile after Sandeep Dikshit, son of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, was nominated as the INC’s candidate for the May 10 Lok Sabha election. The party sees in his candidature an opportunity to wrest a seat that was once its stronghold.

NAMASTE VOTERS: Karol Bagh BJP candidate Anita Arya during the Padyatra in her constituency in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo 
BSP candidate from Outer Delhi constituency Bharat Bhushan Nagar, a former Indian Airlines pilot, campaigning in the Capital on Saturday.
BSP candidate from Outer Delhi constituency Bharat Bhushan Nagar, a former Indian Airlines pilot, campaigning in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

Chandni Chowk bucks division of secular votes
New Delhi, April 24
The appeals by a section of the Muslim voters to forge a unity between the INC and the grouping of non-BJP political parties may not have had the desired impact, but by the close of campaigning for the next phase of Lok Sabha election this evening, it was clear that the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency had earned the rare distinction of bucking the trend.

Raghu Yadav meets voters
The Samajwadi Party candidate, Mr Raghu Yadav, undertook a 13-km long padayatra last morning from Rewari to Khor village along the ancient Rewari-Delhi road to personally woo the voters of Naya Gaon Daulatpur, Dohki, Bhagwanpur, Ramgarh, Jant, Janti, Gokalpur, Khalilpur, Telpuri, Lohchab, Nanoo Khurd and Khor villages.

Tytler opens party office in Nehru Vihar
New Delhi, April 24
The INC candidate in the Sadar parliamentary constituency, Mr Jagdish Tytler, today toured Nehru Vihar where he along with Timarpur legislator Surendrapal Singh Bittoo also inaugurated the party’s election office.

Chautala accuses BJP of adopting anti-Haryana attitude
Sonepat, April 24
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, blamed the BJP-led NDA government for its failure to put pressure on the Punjab Government to complete the SYL canal in the Punjab territory.


Farmers fear damage to wheat as F&S Deptt stops procurement
Sonepat, April 24
The Food and Supplies Department has reportedly stopped the procurement of wheat from the purchasing centre set up at Beeswan Meel on the G T Road along the Haryana-Delhi border with immediate effect.

Nirankari Baba inaugurates blood donation camps

New Delhi, April 24
`Don’t shed the blood of the innocent, donate it for the needy.’ This was observed by His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, here today while inaugurating a series of 101 blood donation camps to be organised by the Mission up to September this year.

Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj inaugurated a series of 101 blood donation camps in the Capital on Saturday. The photo shows his spouse, Pujya Mata Sawinder Ji, donating blood.

Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj inaugurated a series of 101 blood donation camps in the Capital on Saturday. The photo shows his spouse, Pujya Mata Sawinder Ji, donating blood.

Archbishop blesses Parkinson’s patients at AIIMS
New Delhi, April 24
His Grace Archbishop Vincent M. Concessao blessed Parkinson’s disease patients on World Parkinson’s Disease Day at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here. The event was organised in close collaboration with AIIMS doctors and Pran (Parkinsonism and Related Disorders Awareness Network), an NGO formed by doctors and patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Efforts to boost technical education in Haryana
Sonepat, April 24
In order to boost the technical education, the Haryana Government has decided to increase the diploma seats in various government polytechnic institutions to 12,000 during the coming year.

NPTI earns Rs 10 cr from training sector
Faridabad, April 24
The National Power Training Institute (NPTI), an apex body set up by the Government of India for development of human resources in the power and energy sectors, has earned a revenue of about Rs 10 crore from the training sector in the year 2003-2004.

Need to make police force more responsive and transparent: Paul
New Delhi, April 24
Emphasising the importance of police-public participation in maintaining the law and order in the city, the Delhi Police Commissioner, Dr K. K. Paul, today said ‘’every policeman is a citizen in uniform and every citizen a policeman without uniform.’’

Noida Inc threatens stir against power cuts
Noida, April 24
Upset by the UPPC order for a 12 to 14 hour power cut imposed on the industries, the Noida Entrepreneurs Association has threatened that the industrial units will not pay power bills, trade tax and other taxes to the state government.

Hailstorm lashes Delhi once again
New Delhi: A hailstorm and heavy showers lashed Delhi this morning, bringing down the minimum temperature to 17 degrees Celsius, giving the city’s denizens some respite from the heat.

Applying the scriptures to your business practices
O one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You can not serve both God and Money. (Matthew 6: 24) Such expression of caution against being lured away into wrong paths by the love of money is common in our society. 

One killed as high-tension cable snaps
Noida, April 24
One person was killed when a high-tension cable snapped in Sarswati Vihar in Khora colony on Thursday night. A generator wire, which got connected with the high voltage wire, electrocuted Ajay Kumar Sharma, who was trying to replace an electric bulb.

Garland-makers petition NCW, demand minimum wages
New Delhi, April 24
Aggrieved by their poor working condition, women engaged in making garlands sought the help of the National Commission for Women (NCW) today. Seeking payment of minimum wages, these women pointed out that they were paid a measly Rs six for preparing 100 garlands.


Driving licence racket busted, three arrested

New Delhi, April 24
With the arrest of three persons, the East district police today claimed to have worked out a driving licence racket. The suspects were identified as Ratan Pal, Chander Bhan and Lakhpat. Forty rubber stamps of transport authorities of neighbouring states of Delhi, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir, eight fake driving licenses, 45 empty cards and several forms of driving license cards were seized from them, the police said.
Three suspects involved in the driving licence racket. 

Three suspects involved in the driving licence racket.

Newlywed woman burnt
Noida: A newlywed woman has been burnt by her in-laws who later destroyed the evidence by cremating her quietly in Rabupura.

Woman found murdered in Chanakya Place
New Delhi, April 24
A woman was reportedly found murdered in her house in Chanakya Place last night. The throat of the woman, identified as Rachna Raj alias Deepa, was slit with a sharp-edged weapon.


Use oral rehydration salts to fight dehydration
UMMER poses several civic and health problems as power cuts, shortage of drinking water and dehydration due to water borne diseases like diarrhoea. Dehydration due to diarrhoea causes loss of essential salts, fluids and electrolytes from the body which are vital for survival.

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Sehwag, Aarti make a dazzling pair
New Delhi, April 24
Virender Sehwag looked dashing in a black bangh-gala coat and Aarti Singh looked resplendent in a dazzling red lehanga. Gold, diamond and rubi shone on the Sehwags’ like diamonds in the sky, but their fleeting appearance at a “media interaction”, a day after the wedding ceremony, at the Nandya Gardens of the Maurya Sheraton hotel on Saturday evening, left the media people disappointed.

Salwan School sail into Parle Cup semi-final
New Delhi, April 24
Defending champions Salwan Public School, Delhi defeated Santhome High School, Chennai by three runs in the Parle Inter-City Champions Trophy Boys Under-17 Cricket Tournament on the Cricket Club of India ground in Mumbai. Poor running between the wickets cost the Chennai school victory as they were unable to convert ones into twos and paid the price.

Sonnet take measure of Delhi Audit
New Delhi, April 24
Sonnet Club defeated Delhi Audit by seven wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League ont the Jamia Milia ground. Scores: Delhi Audit: 176 for 8 in 40 overs (Raju Sharma 69, Vikrant Yadav 2 for 27, Chetanya Nanda 2 for 27).


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