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A trickle in taps but tankers overflowing with water
Faridabad, May 15
The scorching heat has led to an acute shortage of drinking water in the industrial town. The harassed residents have no choice than to buy water from the private suppliers by paying through the nose.
Private tankers making hay as the sun shines.
Private tankers making hay as the sun shines.

Housing Board talks tough with violators
Panipat, May 15
Bad days seem to be ahead for hundreds of allottees of the Housing Board, Haryana, who have been violating the building bye laws and using their dwelling units for commercial purposes. Now, following a court directive, the board has decided to get tough with the violators and asked them to stop the misuse of the units in three months’ time.

A model in an outfit of Russel Sage
A model in an outfit of Russel Sage (UK) during the International Fashion Week in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Her travails started here and ended in the US
Rohtak, May 15
Granting interim bail to Mr Ashok M. Parbhakar, Chief Corporate Marketing Manager, Indian Oil Corporation, and his wife, a Duty Magistrate, Delhi, directed them on May 11 to return the dowry articles of their daughter-in-law, Ms Charu Parbhakar, by May 14.

Student saved from being shoved under bus wheel
New Delhi, May 15
The intervention of passengers of a Blue Line bus near Red Fort saved the life of an ITI student in the nick of time; the conductor and the driver of the bus had allegedly bashed up the student and even tried to shove his head under wheel of the bus. The driver, Harinder, and the conductor, who is unidentified, allegedly thrashed the student for pestering them to stop the bus at the scheduled stop.

HC stays Delhi notification on luxury tax
New Delhi, May 15
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the Government of NCT of Delhi’s notification imposing luxury tax on certain goods, including cigarettes, in the National Capital Territory under the Delhi Luxury Tax on Commodities Act.

Rewari depot GM suspended, workers livid
Rewari, May 15
The abrupt suspension of Mr S S Dalal, general manager of the Rewari depot of the Haryana Roadways, by the chief secretary of Haryana, has shocked the roadways workers. Their union would meet on May 16 in Gurgaon to chalk out its plan of agitation.


Another attack on House feared
New Delhi, May 15
There is a possibility that terrorists might carry out another attack on the Parliament House here as per the intelligence inputs received by the Government, the Rajya Sabha was informed today by Minister of State for Home, Mr Vidyasagar Rao.

The spectre of floods stalks Sonepat
Sonepat, May 15
Sufficient arrangements have not been made so far to check the menace of floods, a recurring phenomenon in the district for years. According to a report, the source of the floods is the Yamuna which traverses the entire Khadar tract of the district, the Diversion Drain No 8 and other notorious rivulets.

He crusades for cleanliness among MCD schoolkids
New Delhi, May 15
The barriers of communication bother him. “The methods followed for communication strategies are archaic,” quips Dr Dharm Anand who has been actively working for social causes.

Indecent injunction: Cancel the marriage, or else…
Rohtak, May 15
The Haryana unit of All India Democratic Women’ Association (AIDWA) has criticised a ‘fatwa’ at the behest of panchayat, directing a couple to annul their marriage on the ‘gotra’ issue.

A roadside vendor snatching forty winks at the India Gate
A roadside vendor snatching forty winks at the India Gate in the Capital on Wednesday.

Residents hold up traffic
Sonepat, May 15
Traffic on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh Road near Sikka Colony was held up for hours together by the irate residents, including women today in protest against the non-supply of drinking water by the Public Health Department. According to a report, a large number of vehicles were lined up on both sides of the road causing inconvenience to the public.

Samajwadi Party MP, Cong MLA suffer burns
New Delhi, May 15
Samajwadi Party MP, Ms Reena Chaudhry and a Congress MLA from Kangra, Mr G S Bali suffered burns due to the leakage from a LPG cylinder last night. According to the reports, Ms Chaudhry was making tea at her North Avenue residence when the incident occurred at about midnight.

Pups for adoption, are there any takers?
New Delhi, May 15
Sheeba, Lucy, Honey, Daisy...don’t mistake them for some Bollywood molls. They are, in fact, names of pups who would be offered for adoption on May 18 at Modern School, Barakhamba Road.

Good response from rural areas to power waiver scheme
Panipat, May 15
As the last date for clearing their outstanding electricity dues and earning concession is ending today, more and more defaulting consumers in the rural areas are coming forward to pay their bills and avail themselves of the scheme.

Bupenia power sub-station employees beaten up by mob
Jhajjar, May 15
Enraged over non-supply of electricity, around 20 people of Bupania village reportedly beat up four employees of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam posted in the Power Sub-Station at Bupenia village.
  • Blood donation camp
  • Chain snatcher
  • Jaundice death
  • Man crushed
  • Body recovered
  • Commits suicide

The Best Citizen of India
Rewari, May 15
Mr R L Sachdeva, a prominent educationist of the town and principal of the local Holy Child Public School, has been awarded “The Best Citizen of India Award-2002” by the International Publishing House, Mumbai, world renowned biographical specialists.


One killed, two injured in Sadar Bazar
New Delhi, May 15
Shakir was reportedly stabbed to death and his two cousins, Mohammad Shamim and Vasi, injured by three suspects near Badi Masjid in Sadar Bazar area. The suspects and the victims both were relatives.


Delhi Co-operative Bank buoyed by its profits
New Delhi, May 15
Languishing in the red for the last two years, the Delhi State Co-operative Bank has posted a profit of Rs 26 crore during 2001-02 mainly due to the reduction in its non-performing assets (NPA) from Rs 48 crore to Rs 22 crore.


Hi-tech multimedia forum to link industry, academia, govt
Special Interest Group in Multi-Media Arena (SIGMMA) was launched by Arena Multimedia, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT) and other supporting institutions. 
  • Multimedia seminar
  • Jamia chancellor
  • MBA programmes
  • Option for PG courses
  • Recruiters line-up at IIPM


Sulkha branch manager held for embezzlement
Rewari, May 15
Following a directive issued by Justice V M Jain of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the Superintendent of Police, Rewari, the Rampura Police Station near here has registered a case of criminal breach of trust as well as cheating under Section 409,420 of the IPC against Dalip Singh, the then Manager of the Sulkha branch of the Rewari Central Co-Operative Bank Ltd., and his other associate members of the staff.

Sheelu remanded in police custody
Panipat, May 15
The Duty Magistrate today remanded Sheelu, one of the prime accused in the sensational day-light murder of Joginder Kaur on the district courts premises on November 26 last year, in two days police custody.


Young Friends stun FCI in Goswami Cricket
New Delhi, May 15
Young Friends stunned Food Corporation of India (FCI) by nine wickets to move into the quarter-final of the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Tournament at the SGTB Khalsa College ground.

Shalaj Sondhi bowls Saviour Convent to victory
New Delhi, May 15
A remarkable bowling spell of 5 for 21 by Shalaj Sondhi enabled Saviour Convent School beat hosts Ravinder Public School by nine wickets and enter the quarter-final of the Ravinder Malhotra Memorial Under-15 Inter-School Cricket Tournament in the Capital on Wednesday.

Shadi Ram, MLA, meeting players after inaugurating the Ravinder Malhotra Under-15 Cricket Tournament in the Capital.
Shadi Ram, MLA, meeting players

Roshanara Club cricket camp begins
New Delhi, May 15
Former Indian Test opener Chetan Chauhan, who is also the senior vice-president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), inaugurated the Roshanara Summer Cricket Coaching Camp at the Roshanara Club ground. Chauhan appreciated the efforts of the Roshanara Club in fostering cricket activity and hoped that the club would produce cricketers of outstanding calibre in the near future.
Former Indian Test player Chetan Chauhan
Former Indian Test player Chetan Chauhan inaugurating summer cricket coaching camp of the Roshanara Club.

Balbir lifts gold in World Cadet Boxing
New Delhi, May 15
The seven-member Indian boxing team won a gold and a silver medal in the second World Cadet Boxing Championship held at Budapest in Hungary from May 3 to 13. Three of the Indian boxers qualified for the quarter-finals.

Apoorv Vij storms into semi-final
New Delhi, May 15
Apoorv Vij beat Ujjawal Kharbana 7-0,7-1 to breeze into the under-19 boys semi-final of the 13th Pt. Tirth Ram Memorial Badminton Tournament being played at the New Era Public School ground. Apoorv Vij beat Harpreet Singh 7-2,7-3 on way to the quarter-final.

Kulvinder hits century for DTC
New Delhi, May 15
Kulvinder Singh hit a fine unbeaten 128 with 14 fours and four sixes to help Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) beat Patel Nagar Gymkhana by 132 runs in a B Division match of the DDCA League at the University ground.


11 panels to review cases of pension schemes
Rewari, May 15
As many as 11 official panels have been constituted in Rewari district which would identify new eligible beneficiaries as well as review the cases of old beneficiaries of “Tau Devi Lal Old Age Pension Scheme” from May 27 in the district, according to Mr Vineet Garg, Deputy Commissioner, Rewari. 


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