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Relief and grief, that’s rain tale 
New Delhi, May 1
The Capital’s tryst with pleasant weather continued as it poured last night also. Earlier yesterday, a duststorm, hails and rains since early in the morning and heavy showers in the afternoon brought down the temperature considerably.

Two dreaded criminals killed in encounter
Ghaziabad, May 1
The Babugarh police in Ghaziabad district cornered three criminals on a motorcycle and shot two of them in an encounter that lasted about half an hour at 12.05 last night. 

Dankaur trader was kidnapped for murder
Noida, May 1
Four criminals arrested in connection with the abduction of a Dankaur trader, Brijesh Kumar, told the police that the trader was not kidnapped for ransom only, but there was a plan to kill him also.

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Radio sets, iron rods, knives seized from Sonepat jail
Sonepat, May 1
A party of police officials, headed by Mr Om Parkash, Deputy Superintendent of Police Haryana, carried out the search operations in each barrack of the district jail yesterday and seized a dozen radio-sets, iron rods and a number of knives from the barracks.

Private vehicles being driven under
false colours

Sonepat, May 1
A large number of maxi-cab and private vehicle drivers are making hay in the ongoing poll campaigning. They are supporting green flags atop their vehicles to show that the vehicles are engaged by the ruling INLD party, but virtually they carry passengers from one destination to another.

The burden of life
The burden of life. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



Anand’s son, Bappi Lahiri also do their share of
pressing the flesh

New Delhi, May 1
The INC candidate in the South Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr RK Anand, this morning said that the cooler clime had given his campaign a renewed vigour as he and RK Puram legislator Barkha Singh canvassed on foot in the RK Puram Assembly constituency. Anand’s son Chetanya, meanwhile, chose to flag off a rickshaw rally at Sarai Julena in Okhla. He pulled a rickshaw to contribute his bit to his father’s election campaign.


Elaborate measures for Lok Sabha poll
Rewari, May 1
The district administration has made elaborate arrangements for the conduct of free, fair and peaceful Lok Sabha poll throughout the district. According to the District Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Mrs Neerja Shekhar, sensitive as well as hypersensitive villages and colonies in all the three Assembly segments of Rewari, Bawal and Jatusana falling in the district, have also been identified for this purpose.


Sonepat residents complain of contaminated water supply
Sonepat, May 1
Thousands of residents in this city have been experiencing an acute shortage of drinking water due to the erratic water supply. Moreover, complaints regarding contaminated water and resultant water-borne diseases have added to the problem of the residents.

Photo exhibition to commemorate Labour Day
Activists of the Indian Federation of Trade Unions protest against central government's economic policy on the occasion of May Day3New Delhi, May 1
Capturing the various facets of work, a photo exhibition was inaugurated in the Capital to commemorate the Labour Day. Displayed at the Lalit Kala Akademi gallery, the pictures capture the agony and ecstasy of work across the country.

Activists of the Indian Federation of Trade Unions protest against central government's economic policy on the occasion of May Day at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

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The level of our business honesty
he recent debate over imposition of death penalty upon those who produce spurious drugs and a disclosure sometime ago that big businesses and industrialists owe Rs 50,000 crore to the banking sector (considered bad debts) are indicative of the level of our business honesty.

Delhi digest
Postal officials, others absolved of cheating government
New Delhi, May 1
A Delhi court has absolved six Posts and Telegraph Department officials and two others of being involved in a criminal conspiracy to cheat the postal department of Rs 40,850 in 1981.

  • Helpline for school admission of poor children


Liquor smuggling racket busted
New Delhi, May 1
With the arrest of three suspects, including a woman, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have smashed an organised racket of illicit liquor smugglers from Rajasthan. The suspects were identified as Mohinder, alias Rajbir, his associates Jyoti and her husband Vinod. 

Rape accused gets eight years’ RI 
Sonepat, May 1
The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr Dharamvir Singh, yesterday convicted Ravinder of Pehladpur village under Section 376 of the IPC (criminal assault) and sentenced him to eight years’ rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 5,000 for raping a woman of Kirohli village on June 17, 2002.

  • Seven-yr-old girl raped

  • Five prisoners charged with clashing

  • Youth attacked by four

  • Girl hit by vehicle, hospitalised

Three killed in two mishaps on GT Road
Sonepat, May 1
Three persons died and nine others were injured, two of them seriously, in two road accidents on the GT Road today. The seriously injured have been shifted to PGIMS, Rohtak.


Sudanese engineers undergo 10-day training programme by IOC
New Delhi, May 1
A group of six engineers of Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company Ltd. (GNPOC), Sudan, have been trained by the Pipelines Division of the Indian Oil Corporation.


Man gets 5-yr RI for firing at cops
New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment of five years for firing at a Delhi Police personnel who intercepted him on an information that the accused was entering the capital after snatching a car in neighbouring Haryana. The incident occurred about 11 years ago on February 21, 1993, when Samunder, who was accompanied by two others, fired at cops in Narela.


Need for integrating modern, alternative forms of medicine
New Delhi, May 1
Eminent cardiologist Dr Naresh Trehan, Executive-Director, Escorts Heart Institute, here today stressed on the need of integrating modern medicine with alternative form of medicines, including Unani, Ayurvedic and Homeopathy.

An alternative to chemotherapy by injection
Cancer patients can now opt for oral cancer medicine for breast, lung and colorectal cancer in preference to the much-dreaded cycles of chemotherapy by injection. Dr Puneet Gupta, Head, Cancer Medicine at the Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Delhi, is convinced of the efficacy of oral cancer medicine as an alternative to chemotherapy by injection. 

  • Humidity and migraine  are correlated

  • WHO expert advisor visits Delhi

  • No smoking from May 1


Indian Airlines sail into semi-final
New Delhi, May 1
Devastating bowling displays by Gagandeep Singh (4 for 18) and Rajat Bhatia (3 for 19) and a fine unbeaten knock of 58 by Vijay Dahiya helped Indian Airlines defeat Goswami Ganesh Dutt Club by 10 wickets and entered the semi final of the Davinder Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Harbaksh Singh stadium. 

Rajesh slams ton as JRA lift title
New Delhi, May 1
A delightful century by Rajesh (109, 15x4, 3x6) and all-round display by Ravi Chander (46, 3 for 26) helped JRA defeat Teri by 37 runs and annex the title in the second Abhi Sports Challenger Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort complex.

Junior tennis team triumph
New Delhi, May 1
The Indian Under-16 tennis team, consisting of Rupesh Roy, Jeevan Nedunchezhian and Sanam Singh with Sandeep Kirtane as coach, created history when they emerged victorious in the Asia/Oceania Zone Junior Davis Cup competition, defeating top seeds Australia 2-0 in Sri Lanka (Colombo).


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