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Unlucky thirteen: Will Tytler break the jinx?
New Delhi, April 25
Jagdish Tytler of the INC has contested all but one Lok Sabha election since 1980. He won three times, lost on three occasions and did not contest once in a career that has spanned 24 years and more. Significantly, he has not won an election in 13 years.

CM takes stock of water supply
New Delhi, April 25
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, yesterday reviewed the water supply situation in the wake of reports of acute water shortage in several parts of the Capital and instructed the Chief Secretary to monitor the situation every day.

Verma tells EC to take action on CM’s pix on school bags
New Delhi:
Charging the INC with trying to ‘bribe’ the voters, the BJP candidate in the Outer Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, today said he has complained to the Election Commission as school bags embossed with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s picture were being distributed in the constituency.

Poorvanchal Prakosht BJP vice-president Sewa Ram Pandey joins the Congress party in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit BJP candidate from New Delhi, Jagmohan, campaigning in Laxmi Bai Nagar in the Capital
Poorvanchal Prakosht BJP vice-president Sewa Ram Pandey (second from right) joins the Congress party in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the Capital on Sunday. BJP candidate from New Delhi, Jagmohan, campaigning in Laxmi Bai Nagar in the Capital on Sunday. — Photos by Kamal Singh

Get rid of anti-farmer NDA govt, appeals Cong nominee
Sonepat, April 25
While addressing election meetings in nearly a dozen villages of the Sonepat assembly constituency yesterday, the Congress candidate, Mr Dharam Pal Singh Malik, appealed to the people to vote for the Congress to get rid of the anti-farmer and pro-capitalist BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The government, he alleged, had ruined the rural economy by pursuing policies benefiting a rich section of society.

DM imposes curbs on indiscriminate use of loudspeaker
Sonepat, April 25
The District Magistrate of Sonepat, Mr M. R. Anand, yesterday exercised the power conferred on him by Article 324 of the Constitution and imposed restrictions on the indiscriminate and unfettered use of loudspeakers at odd hours and at odd places at very high volumes which had the effect of disturbing peace and tranquility and causing annoyance to the people, the sick and the student community in particular during the Lok Sabha elections in this district.

Riot-tainted key issue: Badal
New Delhi, April 25
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Parkash Singh Badal has said that the candidacies of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler, both of the INC, is a key election issue for the Sikh community in the NCT of Delhi that goes to poll on May 10.

BSP leader gunned down near Dadri
A BSP leader and scrap contractor of a multinational company, L.G. Electronics, Farman, was shot dead by five assailants in a hail of bullets near Dadri yesterday.

HC clears air on farmhouse tax
New Delhi, April 25
The Delhi High Court has finally settled the long-standing debate over how much area of a farmhouse, having a ‘dwelling house’ in it, should be considered for the purpose of imposing property/house tax.

Residential Paharganj turns into one big sprawling hotel
New Delhi, April 25
Courts have had to intervene to demolish the rampant illegal construction in Lajpat Nagar, but it is amazing how even the municipal markets constructed and maintained by the Delhi Municipal Corporation and thus, presumably, under the watchful eye of its staff are sprouting additional floors and heading skywards in other parts of the National Capital Territory.

Gobbling the skyline. — Photo by Cecil Victor
Gobbling the skyline

twin tragedies
Nine crushed to death under container
New Delhi, April 25
In a freak incident, nine persons, all rickshaw pullers and rag-pickers were killed when a container fell from a moving trawler near the Nigambodh Ghat Ring Road in the Kashmere Gate area of North district last night. The victims, mostly middle-aged persons, died on the spot. None of the victims have been identified yet.


Wheat packed in bags damaged by rain
Sonepat, April 25
It is feared that wheat worth several lakhs of rupees packed in gunny bags and lying in the open in various foodgrain markets has been damaged due to the unseasonal rain and hailstorm in this district during the past one week.

Demand for demolition of illegal constructions in Fatehpuri Mosque
New Delhi, April 25
In a letter to the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Mr L.K. Advani, the secretary of the All India Majlis-e-Mushawrat, Mufti Ataur Rahman Qasmi, appealed for the demolition of illegal constructions carried out on the top floor of the Fatehpuri Mosque by its Imam Mohammad Mukarram in his wife’s name. He also appealed that entire matter of illegal construction should be inquired by a senior police officer.

Cease fights in the name of god: Nirankari Baba
New Delhi, April 25
“Service to humanity is the true religion which fosters human unity. Once we realise the oneness of the Almighty, the Supreme Father, we rise above petty differences that keep mankind divided. As always in the past, the world needs such feelings even today,” observed Baba Hardev Singh Maharaj, head of the Nirankari Mission. He was addressing the gathering celebrating Manav Ekta Diwas- Human Unity Day.

ncr briefs 
Kidnapped boy rescued
New Delhi, April 25
With the arrest of two persons, including a woman, the Central district police claimed to have rescued a six-year-old boy kidnapped from the Khori Town area of Gurgaon. The child was kidnapped by Asha Rani, resident of Rajasthan on April 9, when the child was playing near the Jhandewalan Temple, in the Pahar Ganj area. The other accused has been identified as one Khem Chand, Asha’s second husband.

Municipal Councillor killed 
Sonepat, April 25
Mr Bijendra Batra, a Municipal Councillor of Sonepat, and his friend, Rakesh Jain, was killed in a road accident on the Delhi-Agra road near Palwal last night. According to a report, both the victims were returning from Gwalior to Sonepat by car, which rammed into a roadside tree.


Double murder solved, two persons arrested
New Delhi, April 25
With the arrest of two persons, the East district police claimed to have solved a double murder, where a 31-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son were brutally killed in the Preet Vihar area on April 22. The accused persons were identified as Neeraj alias Bablu (21) and Ashok (18), both residents of jhuggi cluster in Bhikam Singh colony of Vivek Vihar.


Communication device with power-packed computing features
apitel Wireless Ltd. has launched India’s first pocket PC with built-in mobile phone and digital camera, the P300. The product, which is one of the smallest information communication devices of its type, is being brought into India in technical collaboration with E-Ten Information Systems, USA.


Schools celebrate Earth Day
anav Sthali, R Block, organised various events to spread the message of a clean and green earth. On the Earth Day, a series of programmes were organised in the school including rangoli making, cultural events and an exhibition, which included display of jute bags, paper recycling, vermi- composting and herbal plants.
A student being presented a sapling The junior branch of Deep Memorial Public Schools being inaugurated
A student being presented a sapling. The junior branch of Deep Memorial Public Schools being inaugurated.
  • Book fair
  • Inauguration
  • Sanskrit awards
  • Teachers’ training programme

A Toast to Friendship
o have a friend, be a friend. Life is a boomerang- you get what you give. If you are good, the goodness comes back in equal measures, if you are evil, it overpowers you in equal measures.


Accident victim denied full compensation 
New Delhi, April 25
A motorcyclist, who met with an accident in East Delhi nearly three years back, has been awarded Rs 3.5 lakh compensation by a city court. However, he would receive only Rs 2,62 lakh, as he was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.


NGOs to hold free eye camp on Wednesday
New Delhi, April 25
The Tarun Mitra Parishad and Mitra Sangam will jointly organise a free eye camp at Tagore Public School in Gandhi Nagar on Wednesday. It will be 35th eye camp to be organised by these NGOs. In the camp the medical team of St Stephen’s Hospital will check eye patients and select the patients of cataract for operations, the president of the Tarun Mitra Parishad, Mr Ashok Jain said.

Army Hospital hosts conference on waste management
New Delhi, April 25
A two-day national conference on hospital waste management was inaugurated in the Army Hospital, Delhi Cantonment. Being organised by the Indian Society for Hospital Waste Management (ISHWM), it is being headed by Lt-Gen J. R. Bhardwaj, Director-General, Armed Forces Medical Services and Chairman of the ISHWM.


Gush beat Public Sector in Davinder Singh Cricket
New Delhi, April 25
An all-round display by Sumit Dogra (30 and 3 for 24) and fiery bowling by Mukesh Diwan (3 for 25) helped Gush Cricket Club defeat All-India Public Sector by 22 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by Friends Club, at the Central Secretariat ground.
Players being introduced to the chief guest before the start of the Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament.
Players being introduced to the chief guest before the start of the Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament

Indian Airlines land in Sood cricket semis
New Delhi, April 25
Subhash Chaudhary performed an all-round role (44, 4x6, 1x4, 45b; 1 for 10) to help Indian Airlines Corporation defeat Vaijayanti Devi Cricket Academy (VDCA), Agra by 51 runs to enter the semi-final of the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Ten teams for five-a-side soccer
New Delhi:
Ten prominent school teams and institutional teams affiliated to the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) will participate in the third five-a-side Ambuja Cup Football Tournament, starting at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Cricket academy opens 
Rohtak, April 25
Mr Ramakant Achrekar, cricket coach of Sachin Tendulkar, today inaugurated Sports Promotion Cricket Academy at Baba Bhagat Singh School at village Kalanaur here today. Addressing the young cricketers, Mr Achrekar emphasised on the need to inculcate the habit of discipline in players.

LIC cash in on Indo Club’s poor batting
New Delhi, April 25
The Indo Club batsmen failed to tackle the bowlers of Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the latter made full use of this flaw in their rivals to record an emphatic eight-wicket victory in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the University polo ground.

ITC toy with Hewlett Packard
New Delhi, April 25
A stroke-filled half century by Rishab Kumar (54, 7x4, 2x6) and a quickfire 49 by Ravinder Singh helped ITC defeat Hewlett Packard by seven wickets in the Reebok Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground.


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