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Cops on the mat for slipshod probe of rape case 
New Delhi, May 3
Expressing displeasure over the “slipshod” probe by Delhi Police in a six-year-old “gang rape” case of a minor, a city court has asked the Commissioner of Police to take strict action against the cops responsible for “sabotaging” the case.

Four buried alive in building collapse
Delhi firepersons in the well of the commercial building which collapsed in the Sadar Bazar area in the Capital
Delhi firepersons in the well of the commercial building which collapsed in the Sadar Bazar area in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


Men armed with swords hack senior citizen
New Delhi, May 3
Half-a-dozen unidentified armed assailants barged into the house of an elderly man, killing him and injuring his wife and their daughter in KP Block, Pitampura, in North-West district.

Distant cousins dismiss each other as ‘‘outsider’’
New Delhi, May 3
They may be related through blood, but political ideologies have drawn distant cousins to challenge each other at the ballot box. Brothers turned political rivals in the South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, sitting MP Prof VK Malhotra of the BJP and RK Anand of the Congress are busy campaigning against each other’s “outsider” status.

Akali leader vows to stick to DSGMC poll schedule
New Delhi, May 3
The Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi, which controls the powerful Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), today declared that the annual executive elections to the religious administration would be held “strictly on time”.

brazen attack
Rs 12 lakh looted from petrol pump
Faridabad, May 3
How vigilant is the police department these days? This was demonstrated by a broad daylight loot by three motorcycle-borne youths, who barged into a petrol pump located in the heart of the town this morning. The armed robbers decamped after looting Rs 12 lakh from the employees of the pump, who were counting the cash at that time. This is perhaps the biggest loot in the town in the past one year.


Congress spreading poison of caste: Ajay Chautala
Bhiwani, May 3
Addressing a ‘Brahman Sammelan,’ the Indian National Lok Dal candidate from Bhiwani parliamentary constituency, Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, assured the gathering that he would do everything possible to maintain the prestige of the ‘Pagri’ (turban) presented to him by the Brahman samaj.

Chandni Chowk BJP candidate Smiriti Irani with her fans during campaigning in the Capital
Chandni Chowk BJP candidate Smiriti Irani with her fans during campaigning in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Shiv Sena to support HVP candidate
Gurgaon, May 3
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) got a boost with the office-bearers of a faction of the Shiv Sena in the state deciding to extend support to the HVP nominee from Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, Mr Anil Rao.

‘BJP politics opportunistic’
New Delhi, May 3
Paramjeet Singh Pamma of the Congress party alleged that the BJP has “not done anything for the riot victims”, and has only “scratched their wounds”. Addressing a meeting in Namdhari Colony in support of the Congress candidate for the Assembly election, Shriram Maggo, Pamma said the BJP only raises the issue of rehabilitation of the riot victims prior to the elections.


As usual, post rain, bad roads are the order of the day
Sonepat, May 3
Heavy rains that lashed the city over the past one week have left behind a trail of uncleared garbage bins and water logged roads. Conditions are appalling in slum clusters, particularly on the banks of drain no. 6, where many pockets are submerged. Nearly 20,000 people live in the unauthorised slum clusters and resettlement colonies where planned development has taken a backseat.

Former Chief Justice to deliver Kohli Memorial Lecture 
New Delhi, May 3
The former Chief Justice of India, Justice J. S. Verma, will deliver the 5th DP Kohli Memorial Lecture on May 5, 2004 at the Vigyan Bhawan here. The function, organised by CBI, would be attended by a number of dignitaries and senior bureaucrats, including the Cabinet Secretary, Mr Kamal Pande, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Mr P Sankar, the CBI Director, Mr U. S. Misra.

Call to end ‘hegemony’ of Rampura House over Ahirwal
Rewari, May 3
The Samajwadi Party candidate from the Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, Mr Raghu Yadav, has been on a whirlwind campaigning, having already addressed over 500 village-level election meetings in Narnaul, Ateli, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Jatusana, Bawal, Gurgaon, Sohna and Pataudi segments of the constituency.

Electronic media flayed for being obsessed with  glitz and glamour 
Faridabad, May 3
Inaugurating a workshop at the School of Communication and Cine Arts at sector- 47 here, the noted theatre personality, Mr M.K Raina, expressed his anguish that “projecting the glamorous lifestyle of small percentage of the population has become the predominant theme of the electronic media. On the other hand, 80 per cent of the people living in the rural and semi-urban areas were being ignored, he lamented. He said this media was focussed on the glitz and glamour while failing to touch the masses.

‘Metro’ men and women awarded
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today celebrated its 10th Foundation Day, in which awards were given to 21‘metro’ men and women. The awards were given for outstanding performance to those who contributed towards timely construction of the Metro Rail and ensured that it met the highest international standards.

Mayor At your service
r. A.R. Verma, the recently elected Mayor of Delhi, is a senior Congress councillor, who took over the coveted post in the corporation on April 12, 2004. With him he brought rich experience of social, administrative and public life spanning over 50 years during which he had held several important positions.

ncr briefs
Youths held in murder case 
Sonepat, May 3
The police have arrested two youths, identified as Suresh and Ranbir, in connection with the alleged murder of a 15-year-old student, Deepak of Lalehri Kalan village, last week.


Two desperate criminals  held in Vikaspuri 
New Delhi, May 3
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested two desperate criminals from the Kirpal Complex near Vikas Marg. The arrested criminals were involved in number of cases of murder, attempt to murder and Arms Act cases.

Three killed as car rams motorcycle
Sonepat, May 3
Three members of a family, including two women, were injured when the motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a car on the Sonepat-Meerut inter-state road near Khewra village, about 13 km from here last evening.


DU-Kashmere Gate metro line likely to open in December: Sreedharan
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi University-Kashmere Gate section of the Delhi Metro is likely to be opened by December this year and the underground section from ISBT to Central Secretariat by June 2005, DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan said today.

Delhi Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor along with Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra and MD of DMRC E.Sreedharan during the 10th Foundation Day of DMRC in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photograph 
Delhi Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor along with Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra and MD of DMRC E.Sreedharan during the 10th Foundation Day of DMRC in the Capital


International School, ESIC emerge soccer champions
New Delhi, May 3
International Sports School, Geetanjali defeated Mount St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cantonment 5-1 in the final of the third Five-a-Side Ambuja Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Delhi University to hold  Sports Quiz
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi University Sports Council (DUSC) will organise a series of programmes, including a Sports Quiz, as a precursor to the Olympic Games 2004 to be held in Athens.

Karan Khanna hits ton in Sonnet’s title win
New Delhi, May 3
Karan Khanna hit a century (124, 10x4, 2x6) and Karan Rai slammed a half-century as Sonnet Club beat Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh by 51 runs in the title clash of the inaugural Achrekar Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Paschim Vihar ground.

The Sonnet team, who won the Under-15 Cricket Tournament, with chief guest Ramakant Achrekar.
The Sonnet team, who won the Under-15 Cricket Tournament, with chief guest Ramakant Achrekar

Akash Sudan hits for  Frank Anthony School
New Delhi, May 3
A strokeful century by Akash Sudan (103, 13x4, 3x6) and deadly bowling by Yash Kumar (3 for 12) helped Frank Anthony Academy defeat Shahdara Sports by 114 runs in a league match of the Jr Master Cup Under-10 Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony School ground. Akash was declared the man of the match.

Shastri Club sail into Devender cricket final
New Delhi, May 3
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeated S G Sports by 57 runs and entered the final of the Devender Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground. Shastri scored 281 all out in 44.4 overs. But S G Sports failed to achieve the target and manage to score 224 all out in 39.4 overs.

Khusbu, Ankita advance into TT finals
New Delhi, May 3
Khusbu defeated Mrilani Mondal 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7 to enter the under-18 age group final of the fourth Pallavi Malhotra Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament played at the Bal Bharati School, Pitampura. In the under-17 semi-final, Ankita Aggarwal defeated Dipshika Verma 11-8, 7-11. 11-9, 6-11, 11-5.


Admn steps up drive to collect licensed arms
Sonepat, May 3
In view of the orders issued by the District Magistrate of Sonepat directing the people to deposit their licensed arms in the nearby police stations, the administration have stepped up their campaign against those who have failed to deposit their licensed arms.


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