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Lid off certificate racket, two nabbed
CBSE marksheets recovered
New Delhi, April 27
The Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a certificate racket involving the National Open School (NOS) and arrested two persons in this connection.

Sunesh Kumar and Ravi Kumar brought to book in the Capital on Tuesday. * Seven held for cement scam


Sunesh Kumar and Ravi Kumar brought to book in the Capital on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Spurned lover throws acid on girl’s face
Ghaziabad: A youth from Sangam Vihar, Delhi is reported to have thrown acid on the face of a young girl who had refused to elope with him for marriage.

  • Three policemen held for death in custody

Murders on Sonepat jail premises quite common
Sonepat, April 27
The broad daylight murder of the gangster Jasbir, alias Jassu, on the district jail premises on Monday by two other gangsters is not the first incident of crime on the jail premises. Such incidents have taken place regularly. The jail authorities, it appears, have not taken any lesson from these incidents.

Shiv Khera drives his point home
New Delhi, April 27
“Stop being a backseat passenger when the driver of your car is leading you nowhere, take control and that is exactly what I am trying to do here,” said management guru, motivator and author Shiv Khera today while kicking off his campaign for the South Delhi parliamentary constituency.

A model presenting the creations of fashion designer Rina Dhaka at the 5th India Fashion Week in the Capital on Tuesday.
Sitting pretty: A model presenting the creations of fashion designer Rina Dhaka at the 5th India Fashion Week in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



Artful dodger
IRS officer’s wife caught for cheating
New Delhi, April 27
The Economic Offences Wing has claimed to have arrested the wife of an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer for forgery and bid to dupe a bank of nearly Rs 15 lakh.

BSNL yet to recover Rs 28 crore
Faridabad, April 27
The office of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) here is still to recover an outstanding amount of about Rs 28 crore from the consumers here. The department had launched certain schemes including the registration of legal cases against the defaulters. At least 10 such defaulters had already been booked, say the officials.

Raja Nahar Singh Palace, the latest hotspot for TV serials
Faridabad, April 27
The historical Raja Nahar Singh Palace at Ballabgarh town here, which had been taken over by the Haryana Tourism and converted into a heritage motel-cum-restaurant last year, seems to be emerging as a favourite spot for producers of teleserials and TV programmes.


INLD workers in Rohtak not happy with party nominee
Jhajjar, April 27
The ruling INLD has been facing an uphill task in the Lok Sabha elections on account of the stiff opposition posed by various communities and the nonchalant attitude of the local workers who have been feeling disenchanted on account of their feelings being ignored in the selection of the nominee from Rohtak constituency.

HVP demands recall of returning officer
Sonepat, April 27
A deputation of the Haryana Vikas Party called on Mr Noor Mohammad, Deputy Election Commissioner in the office of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in New Delhi, yesterday and demanded immediate transfer of the Returning Officer of the Sonepat Lok Sabha constituency and declaration of Mr Jagbir Singh Malik as the candidate of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP).

Haryana DGP’s wife gives details of assets
Sonepat, April 27
The ruling INLD candidate, Mrs Krishna Malik, wife of the DGP, Haryana, Dr M. S. Malik, who is currently on leave, yesterday filed an affidavit before the returning officer, Mr M. R. Anand, and gave the details of her assets.

Ghaziabad divided into 170 sectors for polling
Ghaziabad: The district administration and police have finalised the strategy to ensure peaceful and orderly voting.

Congress candidates from Delhi along with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Press conference in the Capital on Tuesday.Cong takes stock of poll scene
New Delhi, April 27
The political advisor to INC president Sonia Gandhi, Mr Ahmed Patel, today took stock of the party’s preparations for the May 10 Lok Sabha election in all seven parliamentary constituencies in NCT of Delhi.

Congress candidates from Delhi along with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a Press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

BJP to launch extensive campaign in Haryana
Rewari, April 27
The state BJP general secretary, Mr Veer Kumar Yadav, has stated that the party was leaving nothing to chance to ensure a landslide victory in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in Haryana.

  • Sonia to address rally on April 29

Voters can produce alternative documents
Bhiwani, April 27
The district election officer and the Deputy Commissioner, Mr D. D. Gautam, said that as per the directions of the Election Commission voters could exercise their franchise by producing any alternative document besides voter identity card.



SOS Children’s Villages of India gets largesse from HerbalifeMr Manoj Shirodkar, Country Director, Herbalife International, handing over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to Mr Pradeep Singh, National Director, SOS Children’s Villages of India
New Delhi, April 27
SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS CVI) received a contribution of Rs 15,00,000 from Herbalife International for their upcoming project at Panvel in Mumbai.

Mr Manoj Shirodkar, Country Director, Herbalife International, handing over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to Mr Pradeep Singh, National Director, SOS Children’s Villages of India, during a function at Hotel Park Royal International in the Capital.

Sonepat residents grapple with water crisis
Sonepat, April 27
The entire old section of the city with a population of nearly one lakh remained waterless last evening following a disruption in the water supply system. However, no reason has been forwarded by the officials of the Public Health Department (PHD) in this regard.

ncr briefs
PM to address rally in Khurja on May 7
Bulandshahar, April 27
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will address a public rally in support of BJP candidate, Ashok Pradhan on May 7.

  • Farmers of Haryana and UP clash over land
  • SP candidate off the contest

Delhi digest
Merger of 50% DA in basic pay under consideration

New Delhi, April 27
Merger of 50 per cent DA in basic pay of the NDMC employees is under consideration as the council employees are drawing salary in accordance with two different pay scales that is from fifth Central Pay Commission and Shiv Shankar Scales.

  • Jat Mahasabha supports Dharmendra

  • Procession

Power shutdown



Nepali gets RI for possessing charas
New Delhi, April 27
A Nepali national was sentenced to 30 months rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 40,000 for possessing 500 grams of charas by a city court here today.

  • Youth shot dead by intruders

  • Housewife commits suicide


Lakme India Fashion Week begins in style
The wait over and the controversies still around, Lakme India Fashion Week began in the national Capital today. Determined to chill out despite the soaring mercury levels, the junta that swears by fashion got to watch the works of designers including Rina Dhaka, Payal Jain, Nandita Basu, Abhishek Gupta and Rajesh Pratap.

Lounge wear at Sweet Dreams Summer collection from Weekender
Weekender’s collection for the summer has ‘traditional pastels’ and ‘innovative bright hues’. The company has lined up a range of ‘blues’ ‘hardware’, ‘essentials’ and ‘partyskins’ in shades of translucent ocean blues and reflective watery greens.

Lounge wear at Sweet Dreams

Kundan jewellery exhibition
Aastha, a brand of jewels from the house of Swarn Gems, is organising a month long Kundan jewellery exhibition in the national Capital. Being hosted in its South Extension showroom, the exhibition will showcase the works of the acclaimed craftsman Gauri Shankar.

Cantabil showroom inaugurated
In an attempt to tap the retail market, Cantabil International recently opened its 22nd exclusive showroom at Paschim Vihar, which was inaugurated by model Divya Jaitly.


Vijay Dahiya, Gagandeep steer IA into final
New Delhi, April 27
A sparkling century by former India player Vijay Dahiya, who struck 100 with two sixes and nine fours, off 78 balls, and deadly bowling by Punjab Ranji player Gagandeep Singh, who scalped five wickets for 41 runs, helped Indian Airlines trounce Delhi Police by 156 runs to sail into the final of the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

  • HCL Technologies win
  • I.D.Paul Cricket
  • Akshay Sharma shines

Khalsa College to setup cricket academy
New Delhi, April 27
SGTB Khalsa College, situated in the Delhi University campus, has had the reputation of nurturing outstanding cricketers like Mohinder Amarnath and Maninder Singh and over three dozen Ranji Trophy players over the years.

Moti Lal Sports School enter semi-final
New Delhi, April 27
An unbeaten 69, laced with eight boundaries, by Anil Sihag, an equally impressive half century by Devender Saini, and deadly bowling by Pankaj Kumar (5 for 13) enabled Motilal Nehru Sports School defeat Gyan Bharati School by 177 runs and entered the semi-final of the S G Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground.

  • Davinder Singh cricket
  • ONGC beat Shastri Club
  • Pan Business List lift title
  • Sonnet beat Ravindra
  • Percept retain cricket crown

Western Air Command lift cricket crown
New Delhi, April 27
Half centuries by Dabral in the first and second innings helped Western Air Command defeat Eastern Air Command on the basis of their first innings lead in the final of the Air Force Cricket Championship at the Air Force ground, Palam.

Mt St. Mary’s win in Ambuja Cup
New Delhi: Mt. St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt trounced Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri 12-0 in the opening match of the Ambuja Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium.

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