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Contractual govt computer teachers protest layoff
New Delhi, April 1
Hundreds of computer teachers and technical assistants working in government schools on contract today staged a demonstration at the Delhi Secretariat to protest against the termination of their contracts and demanded permanent jobs in the schools.

CA cheats girl of Rs 3.5 lakh
New Delhi, April 1
The crime branch of the Delhi police has arrested a 32-year-old resident of Sultanpuri for allegedly cheating a woman of over Rs 3.50 lakh by promising to marry her. The complainant had met the accused through marriage portal www.jeevansathi.com.

Four held for Rs 1.57-crore theft, Rs 80 lakh found
New Delhi, April 1
The central district police has arrested four persons--Balraj (25), Yogesh (23), Rakesh (36) and Sonu (21)--, for allegedly stealing Rs 1.57 crore and a laptop from the office of a company in the area under DBG Road police station on the intervening night of March 25-26.


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DU opens admission to three PG courses
New Delhi, April 1
Delhi University has opened admission to three undergraduate professional courses-- Bachelor Of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor Of Financial and Investment Analysis (BFIA) and B.A. in Business Economics.

DELHI CHEERS FOR TEAM INDIA

Fans perform a qawali ahead of the final match of Cricket World Cup between India and Sri Lanka, in New Delhi on Friday
A child prays for the Indian team
(Top) Fans perform a qawali ahead of the final match of Cricket World Cup between India and Sri Lanka, in New Delhi on Friday. (Below) A child prays for the Indian team. Tribune photos: Mukesh Aggarwal

Dalai Lamaís lecture today
New Delhi, April 1
As a part of the year-long festivities celebrating the birth centenary of the former President of India, R Venkataraman (1910-2009), Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will address the lecture on 'Non-Violence and Spiritual Values in a Secular India.'

Supporters disappointed as Hooda gives rally a miss
Hathin (Palwal), April 1
A massive turnout in a rally here today was marred with the supporters making their exit from it as soon as they heard that Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was scheduled to be the star speaker and the chief guest on the occasion, would not attend it.

Liquor in Noida costlier by 20 pc
Noida, April 1
Liquor in Noida, which was already 30 per cent costlier than Delhi, has become more costly as the rates of the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country-made liquor have been further hiked by 10 to20 per cent.

Delhi govt seeks list of EWS students admitted to schools
Children take part in a rally calling for the implemention of compulsory education for all children between the ages of 6 and 14, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Friday New Delhi, April 1
Delhi education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said in April, the directorate of education would ask all public and aided schools to submit the lists of economically weaker section (EWS) students that they had admitted.

Children take part in a rally calling for the implemention of compulsory education for all children between the ages of 6 and 14, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Land scam hearing on Apr 22
Ghaziabad, April 1
A special CBI Court today fixed April 22 for framing of charges against prime accused Moti Goel and others involved in a multi-crore land scam here.


Mahasabha focuses on improving life of tribesmen
A tribal dancer from Jharkhand listens as painter Sandhya Singh explains her canvas work titled 'Hope for the Marginalized' at the national tribal mahasabha at Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Friday New Delhi, April 1
Tribal leaders from across India are worried about extremism, conflicts, human rights violations and large-scale migration in their belt. They expressed their concern at a national tribal mahasabha attended by the representatives of over 300 tribal organsiations who met here for three days to prepare a roadmap to focus on issues affecting their life and culture.
A tribal dancer from Jharkhand listens as painter Sandhya Singh explains her canvas work titled 'Hope for the Marginalized' at the national tribal mahasabha at Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Arts faculty agrees to sem system
New Delhi, April 1
Undergradute courses in Delhi University's Art Faculty, Germanic and Romance studies along with English were the only two courses that did not agree to semesterisation in the earlier meetings last month.


Underprivileged children participate in a protest to draw the governmentís attention to the disappearance and trafficking of 6,000 minor children from the Capital at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday
Underprivileged children participate in a protest to draw the governmentís attention to the disappearance and trafficking of 6,000 minor children from the Capital at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune Photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Yoga and TB cure
New Delhi, April 1
Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis (RBIPMT) of the MCD plan to conduct research on the role of yoga in curing asthma and pulmonary TB.

2 held with 20 liquor cartons
Noida, April 1
Two persons were arrested today and 20 cartons of smuggled liquor were seized from their possession. "Liquor companies have announced price hike of liquor brands across the country. The brands will be costlier by 15-20 per cent from April. The move will further increase smuggling of liquor from Delhi," said district excise officer M P Singh.

Man shot at
New Delhi, April 1
A 27-year-old man was shot at and dumped in an isolated place here by unidentified men who robbed him after abducting him. Sonu Kumar was abducted by three men in a car when he was waiting for a bus in Dhaula Kuan last night. Kumar, who hails from Rohtak in Haryana, was returning to his home in Najafgarh when the incident took place.

GPS must for autos: Lovely
New Delhi, April 1
Delhi transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said installation of global positioning system (GPS) in autos was a must. Without this system an auto driver could not operate in the city.

Held for killing woman
New Delhi, April 1
With the apprehension of Arjun (name changed being juvenile), the north Rohini police has worked out the murder case of a 42-year-old woman who was killed two days ago. The police has also recovered the robbed money of Rs 25, 000.

Sudharkar is new DERC chief
New Delhi, April 1
P D Sudharkar, an IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre of 1976 batch, will be appointed as chairman of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) soon.

Robbers shoot man in Badarpur
New Delhi, April 1
Two unidentified persons shot a 25-year-old man in Badarpur, southeast Delhi. The incident took place around 10.30 pm on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Manoj.

Resident docs continue strike
New Delhi, April 1
More than 300 resident doctors of Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and Sucheta Kriplani Hospital continued their indefinite strike today, resulting in disruption in patient services even as the hospital administration maintained that the casualty services reamained unaffected.

 





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Contractual govt computer teachers protest layoff
Tribune New Service

New Delhi, April 1
Hundreds of computer teachers and technical assistants working in government schools on contract today staged a demonstration at the Delhi Secretariat to protest against the termination of their contracts and demanded permanent jobs in the schools.

The teachers said they had been working with the schools for the past 10 years, but had not been given permanent jobs.

Initially, the teachers were under the directorate of education. Later, a private company, Aptech, was given the contract for providing teachers and technical assistants for the school for 2004-2008. The government sanctions funds to the company and the company sanctions the salaries of the teachers.

So, all the computer teachers and technicians were employed by the private company.

In 2008-2009, another company, Cybex, was given the contract. Now, two companies - ICSIL and Adcom - are in charge of providing the staff.

According to the agitating teachers, the senior teachers for class IX and XII are given Rs 8,000 per month, junior teachers for class VI to X get Rs 6,000 per month and technical assistants are given only Rs 4,500.

Further, they said they had not been given their salaries since December last year.

Neelam Dua, who has been working as a senior teacher in a government school in Kalkaji for the past seven years, said. "I am professionally qualified. I teach for the same number of hours as a permanent teacher. But a permanent teacher draws a salary between Rs 30,000 and 40,000 per month. This is injustice to us," she said.

She claims that she has not been given her salary since December 2010.

Similarly, Monica has been teaching computer applications to junior students in a government school in Khayala since 2002 at a salary of Rs 6,000 per month.

"I have been teaching in government schools for the past almost nine years, but there is no policy to adjust me against the vacant posts," she rued.

Monica also claimed that she had not been paid since December last year.

Kamal, a technical assistance, said he worked for seven to 10 hours every day, but was never paid for the overtime.

Reacting on the issue, Delhi education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said the computer teachers and technical assistants were not government employees.

"They were employed by a private company that the government had contracted for computer education in schools. As the financial year ends today, the contract of the company has been discontinued. Now, new tenders will be invited and all the process will start in the new session," he said.

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CA cheats girl of Rs 3.5 lakh
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
The crime branch of the Delhi police has arrested a 32-year-old resident of Sultanpuri for allegedly cheating a woman of over Rs 3.50 lakh by promising to marry her. The complainant had met the accused through marriage portal www.jeevansathi.com.

The accused has been identified as Yogesh Kumar Garg, a married man. However, he had met the complainant as Rahul Garg, a bachelor.

"In June 2010, Kumar approached the complainant through email for marriage. He introduced himself as Rahul Garg, an unmarried man. Later, the complainant and Garg met each other several times in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Garg took Rs 3,52,350 from the complainant on several pretexts, including getting her a job with AIIMS, that he had lost his belongings in Chennai and needed money and of medical treatment," said Ashok Chand, DCP (crime).

He said the frequent demands of money made the complainant suspicious, and in January this year, she enquired about Garg. It was then that she learnt that Rahul was in fact Yogesh and was already married. She then submitted a complaint to the police on March 29, after which Yogesh was arrested.

Yogesh disclosed that he completed his B.Com from SRCC, Delhi University, in 2004. He then studied chartered accountancy in 2005 and company secretaryship in 2007. He got married in 2000.

However, in 2009, his relationship with his wife got strained, after which he created a profile on matrimonial portal jeevansathi.com and projected himself as unmarried.

"He created an impressive resume for himself by incorporating many false information. In the resume, he stated that he was related to the chairmen of a leading TV channel and a leading airline," said Chand.

He added that a forged identity card of an executive director of a leading TV channel has been recovered from him.

The Honda City car seized from him also bears a 'Press' sticker.

The police has seized Rs 2 lakh of the total money that he had taken from the complainant.

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Four held for Rs 1.57-crore theft, Rs 80 lakh found
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
The central district police has arrested four persons--Balraj (25), Yogesh (23), Rakesh (36) and Sonu (21)--, for allegedly stealing Rs 1.57 crore and a laptop from the office of a company in the area under DBG Road police station on the intervening night of March 25-26.

The police has recovered Rs 79.92 lakh from the accused.

The accused allegedly got into the office of Tarun Goel and Company at Pal Mohan Plaza and decamped with Rs 1.57 crore.

During investigation, the police team zeroed in on Balraj, a former employee of the company, and his accomplice Yogesh. The two were apprehended from the New Delhi railway station on March 29 while trying to escape to Khurja in Uttar Pradesh. They were carrying bags containing part of the stolen money. At their instance, Sonu, a peon with another office of Tarun Goel and Company, and Rakesh, an ex-driver of the company, were also apprehended.

"Balraj is the mastermind of the crime. He was sacked by the company about a year ago for doubtful integrity and was nursing a grudge against the employer. Being an ex-employee of the company, he had knowledge about the cash transactions of the office. He along with Sonu, Rakesh, Yogesh and three other friends committed this theft. The rest three accused are still at large," said Vivek Kishore, DCP (central).

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DU opens admission to three PG courses
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Delhi University has opened admission to three undergraduate professional courses-- Bachelor Of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor Of Financial and Investment Analysis (BFIA) and B.A. in Business Economics.

There are 277 seats for BBS, 62 for BFIA and 550 for B.A. in business economics.

Last year, nearly 13,000 students had taken the entrance examination for the courses. This year, the entrance examination will be coordinated by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College. It will be held on June 5, 2011.

There will be online registration from April 4, 2011 to May 4, 2011 on any of the following websites-- www.south.du.ac.in/fassh,http://dducollege.du.ac.in and www.sscbsdu.ac.in.

The university has made provisions for online transfer of fees through credit card, net banking or cash deposit at about 8000 post offices across the country and 102 designated branches of Axis Bank.

The eligibility criterion for the courses is: mathematics and English as compulsory subjects in class XII.

The BBS course is offered by three colleges-- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. B.A. in business economics is offered by ten colleges-- Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, College of Vocational Studies, Gargi College, Lakshmi Bai College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Ram Lal Anand College (eve), SGGS College of Commerce, SGND Khalsa College, SGTB Khalsa College and Shivaji College. SSCBS is the only college that offers BFIA.

For admission to B.A. in business economics, equal weightage will be given to the marks of class XII and the score of the All-India Entrance Examination. For BBS and BFIA, in addition to the above conditions, there shall be a group discussion and personal interview.

The syllabi for these courses have been revised last year to update them as per the latest industry requirements.

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Dalai Lamaís lecture today
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
As a part of the year-long festivities celebrating the birth centenary of the former President of India, R Venkataraman (1910-2009), Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will address the lecture on 'Non-Violence and Spiritual Values in a Secular India.'

Venkatraman, popularly addressed as RV enjoyed a very rich friendship with the Lama for more than 60 years. A series of programmes is being organised - from December 4, 2010 to December 4, 2011 - across the country.

As part of this series, Lama will address the city audience for tomorrow's lecture.

"My father and Dalai Lama had a friendship, a personal bond, one that spanned over 60 years - joining hands to espouse spiritual values cutting across different faith. This lecture series is not just for the remembrance of my father, but what he stood for, how he envisioned a secular India in today's time. He always upheld that the answer to the chaotic conditions in the world should be found in moral and spiritual reformation and not through counter violence. State terrorism is no answer to public terrorism. No social, economic and cultural progress is possible without peace, he always emphasised. If each religion taught the children the value of good conduct, violence, crime and anti-social activities may abate," said Lakshmi Venkatraman, daughter of RV.

Swami Dayanand Saraswati from the Arsha Vidya Gurukulan, Anaikatti, Coimbatore, will be one of the distinguished panelists.

The other speakers are former Lok Sabha speaker, P A Sangma and union minister for water resources and minority affairs Salman Khursheed.

Another attraction of the programme is the musical tribute of multi-faith hymns by R. Venkataraman's granddaughter Tara Venkatesan in partnership with the Mozart Choir of the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Soprano Tara (16), in honour of her grandfather, has helped put together this short performance where the children of the Mozart Choir will be rendering selections from a variety of faiths, including music composed and arranged by artistic director, Vienna Boys Choir, Gerald Wirth.

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Supporters disappointed as Hooda gives rally a miss
Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service

Hathin (Palwal), April 1
A massive turnout in a rally here today was marred with the supporters making their exit from it as soon as they heard that Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was scheduled to be the star speaker and the chief guest on the occasion, would not attend it.

The Vikas Rally was organised by the chief parliamentary secretary of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Jaleb Khan (Independent) who represents this assembly constituency.

He is one of the seven Independent candidates who support the Congress in the state.

About one fourth of the gathering made a quick exit from the venue as soon as it was announced that the Chief Minister would not be able to participate in the rally as he was indisposed since yesterday. The crowd had started trickling to the venue since 10 am with a big chunk of women accounting for it.

A good number from the gathering continued to make their exit, unmindful of the speakers who were trying to keep up their interests to prolong their stay.

It was a hard time for the security personnel in civvies and the organisers to prevail over the females and others in the enclosures to remain till the rally was over.

The presence of the president of the Haryana Congress, Phool Chand Maulana, or the representatives, including a state minister, Randip Sing Surejewal, deputed by the Chief Minister on his behalf for the occasion, apparently did not cut much ice with the visibly irritated and disappointed public.

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Liquor in Noida costlier by 20 pc
Parmindar Singh

Noida, April 1
Liquor in Noida, which was already 30 per cent costlier than Delhi, has become more costly as the rates of the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country-made liquor have been further hiked by 10 to20 per cent.

District excise officer MP Singh said, "From today, the rate of the IMFL is hiked as per the new excise policy. The increased rates ranged between 10 and 20 per cent."

"Already the IMFL rates of various brands were 30 per cent higher than rates at Delhi. Now liquor in Noida would be around 40 to 50 per cent costlier than Delhi and 60 per cent than that of Haryana. This means at the cost of two pegs in Delhi tipplers will get one peg in Noida," said Harinder Singh, a resident.

This will further increase smuggling of liquor from Delhi. As majority of Noida residents go to the Capital daily or once in a week, they prefer to bring liquor from the Delhi shops.

"Though not a single bottle of liquor was allowed to be brought to Noida from the neighbouring states of Delhi and Haryana, smuggling of one or two bottles goes undetected as checking of each and every vehicle is not possible. Department conducts random raids and seize the smuggled liquor. However, the check post staff keeps watch over huge quantities of liquor being smuggled," said Singh.

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Delhi govt seeks list of EWS students admitted to schools
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Delhi education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said in April, the directorate of education would ask all public and aided schools to submit the lists of economically weaker section (EWS) students that they had admitted.

The government has directed all public and government aided schools to reserve 25 per cent of their seats for students of economically weaker sections.

But, the directorate of education has received complaints that some schools have not followed its direction and that in some schools, EWS students have been kept in the waiting list.

The schools that had not given admission to the students from the EWS would be pressurised to follow the direction by the last date of admission, July 31, he said.

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Land scam hearing on Apr 22

Ghaziabad, April 1
A special CBI Court today fixed April 22 for framing of charges against prime accused Moti Goel and others involved in a multi-crore land scam here.

CBI Judge Shyam Lal, who was to hear the arguments on framing charges, postponed the hearing after defence advocate Chand Prakash sought more time.

On January 14, three officials of the Uttar Pradesh land record department were suspended for allegedly providing information about the government land to the prime accused.

District magistrate Hredesh Kumar had suspended three clerks of the department, Charan Kumar Verma, Harpal Singh and Liyaqut Ali, for passing information to Goel regarding the government land in Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in 2004. - PTI

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Mahasabha focuses on improving life of tribesmen
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Tribal leaders from across India are worried about extremism, conflicts, human rights violations and large-scale migration in their belt. They expressed their concern at a national tribal mahasabha attended by the representatives of over 300 tribal organsiations who met here for three days to prepare a roadmap to focus on issues affecting their life and culture.

The mahasabha at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium was organised by the Indian Confederation of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.

Dr Ram Dayal Munda, Congress Member of the Rajya Sabha and Member, National Advisory Council, and Union Tribal Welfare Minister, Kantilal Bhuria, were the spirit behind the show.

Munda said the mahasabha was an attempt to bring together member groups and social activists, scholars, academicians, students and political leaders with an objective of bringing about an improvement in the quality of life of tribal people.

Dressed in traditional costumes, tribal men and women debated on the dispossession of life-supporting resources - land, forest, water and culture - in the name of public interest and aggressive national development policies in the form of mining, industry, power plants, big dams, wildlife sanctuaries and military installations.

A big attraction at the event was the display of 19 oil paintings on tribal life by reputed non-tribal artist Sandhya Singh.

Sandhya said that "after receiving the invitation from Munda a year ago, I visited many interior tribal villages in Jharkhand and Assam to get a feel of the tribal culture.

"Many of my paintings titled 'Anubhooti' reflect my love for music and I developed my own visual grammar to depict tribal music and dance rhythm," said Sandhya.

The mahasabha ended with the stadium booming with sounds of music and dance by the tribals.

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Arts faculty agrees to sem system
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Undergradute courses in Delhi University's Art Faculty, Germanic and Romance studies along with English were the only two courses that did not agree to semesterisation in the earlier meetings last month.

However, today the university administration and the Head of the Department clamied that the department had agreed to semesterisation in its commiittee of courses meeting.

A university admistration press release mentioned the same this evening.

When contacted, Head of Department Kusum Aggarwal said that the semster system was agreed upon in the last course commiittee meeting on March 25.

"There was a slender majority registered. A lot of discussion and debate took place. In the end, the system was agreed upon," she said.

Contracdicting the fact, other members of the committee of courses allege that there was no clear consenus and teachers were asked to present their detailed point of view in the matter.

Most of them were surprised when contacted for details in the matter.

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Yoga and TB cure
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Rajan Babu Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis (RBIPMT) of the MCD plan to conduct research on the role of yoga in curing asthma and pulmonary TB.

It was announced in the ongoing seminar-cum-workshop "Yoga and Pulmonary Medicine, the Need of the Hour" to highlight the beneficial effects of the ancient practice in treating respiratory diseases.

The workshop was held by RBIPMT in association with the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.

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2 held with 20 liquor cartons

Noida, April 1
Two persons were arrested today and 20 cartons of smuggled liquor were seized from their possession.

"Liquor companies have announced price hike of liquor brands across the country. The brands will be costlier by 15-20 per cent from April. The move will further increase smuggling of liquor from Delhi," said district excise officer M P Singh.

Inspection at border areas has been intensified and additional personnel have been deployed for the vehicle checking, said a police official. - PTI

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Man shot at

New Delhi, April 1
A 27-year-old man was shot at and dumped in an isolated place here by unidentified men who robbed him after abducting him.

Sonu Kumar was abducted by three men in a car when he was waiting for a bus in Dhaula Kuan last night. Kumar, who hails from Rohtak in Haryana, was returning to his home in Najafgarh when the incident took place.

The robbers kept Sonu in a moving car for about three hours, robbed his cash and valuables and later opened fire at him, a senior police official said.

They dumped him in the Kanjhawla area this morning.

The police is yet to record the victim's statement as doctors said he was not fit to make any statement. - PTI

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GPS must for autos: Lovely
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Delhi transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said installation of global positioning system (GPS) in autos was a must. Without this system an auto driver could not operate in the city.

He said in November last year, auto unions had gone on strike demanding for hike in auto fare at the rate of Rs 6 per km. But the government had hiked the fare at the rate of Rs 6.50 per km with a condition that they would get installed GPS in their vehicles on their own cost. The auto operators were given six-month time for the installation of the system.

He said now there was no alternate for the auto drivers but to get the GPS installed.

They had to get the system from a company hired by the government. They could not go to private firm because it would be a problem to connect them from the control room from where their movement was monitored by the department concerned.

Bringing autos in the system was a difficult task but it would be done soon. Citizens' security was a priority for the government and for that everything was to be brought in a system, he said.

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Held for killing woman
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
With the apprehension of Arjun (name changed being juvenile), the north Rohini police has worked out the murder case of a 42-year-old woman who was killed two days ago. The police has also recovered the robbed money of Rs 25, 000.

The incident was reported from Sector-7, Rohini, on the morning of March 29, wherein Pramila Shukla was discovered dead with head injuries. The servant, Arjun, was found missing. The police got the address of the accused from the placement agency and flew to Patna and arrested the accused while he was on a train to west Bengal.

According to the accused, he was desirous to go to his native place and had no money to travel, so conspired to kill the landlady and steal cash.

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Sudharkar is new DERC chief
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
P D Sudharkar, an IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre of 1976 batch, will be appointed as chairman of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) soon.

At present, he works as special secretary in corporate affairs in the union government.

The post of chairman in the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has been lying vacant since September last year after retirement of Berjinder Singh, sources said.

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Robbers shoot man in Badarpur
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
Two unidentified persons shot a 25-year-old man in Badarpur, southeast Delhi.

The incident took place around 10.30 pm on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Manoj.

Manoj, along with his employer Ravi Kumar, who owned Anchal Traders in Agarwal Market in Badarpur, were leaving the shop when two assailants came on a motor cycle and attacked them.

The assailants tried to snatch Kumar's cash bag when Manoj intervened.

In the meantime, one of the assailants shot him in the neck and fled away, said senior police official.

Manoj was immediately rushed to the AIIMS where he was declared brought dead.

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Resident docs continue strike
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 1
More than 300 resident doctors of Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and Sucheta Kriplani Hospital continued their indefinite strike today, resulting in disruption in patient services even as the hospital administration maintained that the casualty services reamained unaffected.

Sources said, the incident happened on Wednesday around 2 pm when a Group C employee went to the casualty with a patient. While the abused resident doctors claim that a resident doctor of the medicine department was beaten up after he refused to attend his patient first, the employees of the Union of Lady Hardinge Medical College said it was the doctor concerned who actually slapped the employee, an ambulance driver.

Apparently, there are CCTV footage to support the version of the employee union and it is perhaps due to this the hospital administration didn't take any action aginst the Group C employee when the doctors aproached the authorities to take action against the employee apart from ensuring proper security for the doctors.

While there were meetings with the institute's director, nothing emerged out of it and the doctors refrained from resuming services until late evening.

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