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Delhi Akali factions cross swords
New Delhi, May 11
With the elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee almost certain to be held next month, the political climate in the Capital is hotting up with the two rival factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal trading charges and making last-minute attempts to postpone the polls.

Khurana lends steam to BJP
New Delhi, May 11
Known for his street theatrics, former Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana, who has been made BJP’s in charge of Delhi, re-entered the hot political arena of the Capital today afternoon by leading a noisy demonstration, which resulted in the police force using water cannons to disperse the party workers, against the hike in the transportation fare.
Police use water cannons to disperse the BJP workers Police use water cannons to disperse the BJP workers protesting against the fare hike in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Woman dies, 150 jhuggis gutted
New Delhi, May 11
One person was charred to death and eight others were injured in a fire that broke out in a slum cluster in the Shastri Park area of North-East district early this morning. Over 150 jhuggis were gutted in the fire. The deceased has been identified as Umar Jahan (55).

After the nightmare: Shastri Park in East Delhi trying to salvage the remains after early morning fire on Saturday. —Tribune Photo

After the nightmare
In Video: Two separate fires destroy over two hundred shanties in a slum in capital New Delhi and an entire village in Chattisgarh. (28k, 56k)

Mamma mia! Mamma manna for marketing men
New Delhi, May 11
The marketing man is given one simple brief – to sell. The method is immaterial. Amidst the din of voices of protest and cultural transgression, a publicity blitzkrieg appears to be sweeping the metropolises — all in the name of selling. The product profile – anything under the sun, well almost. This is probably the reason why Mother’s Day or, for that matter, Father’s Day or Teacher’s Day has emerged as great marketing opportunities.
A labour of love.
A labour of love.

IN ALL HER GLORY: A model sashays down the ramp during the New Delhi International Fashion Week 2002 on Saturday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhiites flocking to Badarpur to marry Dame Fortune
Faridabad, May 11
Faridabad is fast becoming a haven for the lottery players and operators. Thousands of persons, including a large number of Delhiites, try their luck in the lottery bazaars of the town.

Part of historical Teen Burji razed
New Delhi, May 11
The lack of coordination among the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH), the Department of Archaeology, the Government of Delhi, and the MCD led to the demolition of a part of Teen Burji, a monument at Mohammadpur village in South Delhi.

3 pc reservation for disabled in the offing
New Delhi, May 11
In what appears to be a major victory for the physically challenged persons, the Delhi Government has stated that it will take immediate steps to provide three per cent reservation to the physically challenged persons in employment.


Mahoba: A melange of historical & architectural marvels
ahoba, in Uttar Pradesh, is associated with the Chandela kings who ruled over Bundelkhand between the 9th and the 12th centuries. Situated about 140 km from Jhansi, Mahoba derives its name from ‘mahotsava’, which stands for the great celebration performed by its founder Chandravarman, around AD 800.

  • Kakramath temple
  • Pakshi Vihar
  • Sun temple
  • Kirat Sagar
  • Gokhar hill
  • Manaiya Devi temple
  • Khajuraho
  • Kalinjar
  • Chitrakoot


Mewati women begin to spread their wings
Nagina (Mewat), May 11
The male dominance in Mewati society appears to be crumbling, albeit in bits. The womenfolk have made a mark on the male psyche that they had the guts and gumption for entrepreneurship.

God could not be everywhere and so, He made mothers!
other! That word conjures up before us, all that is best and noble in humans; the embodiment of sacrifice and kindness in a woman. Mother! How many delightful memories surround that word! Memories of infancy, sound counsel, great expectations and deep concerns! Whoever has missed the mother’s touch has missed a lot in life. 

Trans-Yamuna ills discussed
New Delhi, May 11
An apex body of societies of trans-Yamuna Federation of Indraprastha Residents today organised a seminar on ‘Development of trans-Yamuna’ at Jagriti Enclave. It was presided over by the president of this organisation, Mr Shivraj Bansal. In the day-long seminar, various problems of the trans-Yamuna area were discussed and their solutions sought from the participants.

A model road made of wonder material
Faridabad May 11
As part of the National Technology Day celebrations, the National Council for Cement and Building materials (NCB) laid down a demonstration road stretch, made with fujibeton-a wonder material devised and developed in Japan, at a function in Ballabgarh yesterday.

Sarpanch booked for embezzlement
Jhajjar, May 11
The District Police have registered a case of embezzlement of Rs 6.10 lakh of Panchayat fund against Satpal, the suspended Sarpanch of Asaudah village today.
  • Exhibition opened
  • Computerisation
  • Gang busted
  • Bike snatched
  • Robbery case
  • Girl killed

BSF constable  cremated with full honours
Rewari, May 11
The body of Sandeep Yadav (22), a constable of the 58 battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF), was cremated with military honours at his native Phideri village on Friday evening.


Cong leaders booked for damaging govt property
Sonepat, May 11
On the complaint of Mr K. C. Narwal, a Sub-Divisional Engineer (SDE) of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), the Kharkhauda police have registered a criminal case against 91 electricity consumers, including eight Congress leaders, on the charge of damaging government property and instigating the people against the installation of electronic meters in place of old meters.

‘Kachha Baniyan’ gang at it again 
New Delhi, May 11
Two residents of Tajpur Colony Extension in Chawla area of Najafgarh were once again attacked by the ‘kachha baniyan’ gang. The residents were beaten up and robbed of Rs 3000. They entered the house of Shiv Murti and his neighbour Hari Shankar at night while they were all asleep.


Put quacks in the dock: DMA
he Delhi Medical Association has critically examined the notification issued by the Medical Council of India in the Gazette of India with regard to the character of physician. The regulation prohibits a person qualified in any other system of medicine from practising the modern system of medicine or surgery.
  • Health meet
  • Unique device

More funds mooted for health, education
Rohtak, May 11
The Haryana Government will give due emphasis to health and education in the state annual plan. This was stated here today by the Haryana State Planning Board vice-chairman, Mr Rajesh Sharma, while interacting with mediapersons.

Hapless woman loses her child 
Faridabad, May 11
A poor woman of Ballabgarh town, whose infant child died in a leading private hospital in South Delhi recently, was unable to take possession of the body as she could not pay the full medical bill.


SAI to hold selection trials for coaching schemes
New Delhi, May 11
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will hold selection trials to induct boys and girls (upto 21 years of age) in the STC-Delhi Schemes for hostel/day boarding and academies schemes in the following disciplines: Archery (men and women), boxing (men and 0women), badminton, table tennis, shooting, volleyball, hockey (women), judo, wushu, lawn tennis, kabaddi (women) and wrestling (men and women).

Shastri Club enter Goswami Cricket last eight
New Delhi, May 11
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat ACE Group, Agra by six wickets to enter the quarter-final round of the 29th All-India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Sports Complex, SGTB Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Saturday.



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