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Faridabad Cong leader shot dead
Faridabad, May 23
A prominent Congress leader of the district, Mr Amarjeet Singh, (42), was shot dead by three unidentified assailants near his house in Sector-17 here this morning.

Delhi’s rich hog more power than the poor 
New Delhi, May 23
Two top Delhi-based Government of India officials until recently owed Rs 25 lakh to the Delhi Vidyut Board. Two Government of NCT of Delhi officials also enjoyed the distinction of being in the DVB net. A “top” politician’s son-in-law owed Rs 23 lakh to the DVB.

Rajpath sports a scrubbed -to-the- bone look after a sudden downpour in the Capital Rajpath sports a scrubbed -to-the- bone look after a sudden downpour in the Capital on Thursday.  
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


DSGMC-run schools being revamped
New Delhi, May 23
Introduction of a new assessment methodology for students, ban on transfer of teachers, marginal hike in school fees, computer education from class I and mandatory computer literacy for teachers to be eligible for promotion are some of the measures being introduced by the Delhi Sikh Educational Council to improve the standard of education in the DSGMC-run educational institutions in the Capital.
Right to left: Dr Amrik Singh (Chairman of the Delhi Sikh Educational Council) and S. Nanak Singh (Convenor of the Delhi Sikh Education Council) at a press conference. — Tribune Photo

Sarna accuses SAD (B) of enlisting bogus voters
New Delhi, May 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi today alleged that the rival faction, SAD (Badal), was indulged in enlisting bogus names in the electoral roll.

DU colleges told to accept centralised forms
New Delhi, May 23
With the admission process scheduled to begin on June 5, an elaborate exercise is under way to facilitate the submission of application forms in more than 80 colleges of Delhi University. All colleges have been instructed by the DU authorities to accept centralised forms, which will be made available at convenient locations, besides being sold on the college campuses.

Intra-Gurgaon bus service back
Gurgaon, May 23
The common man, especially the industrial labour of the city, has something to write home about. The administration has agreed to restart the intra-city bus service of the Haryana Roadways, keeping in view the problems of labour and industrial workers.

Our own home-spun Ricky M(ehndi)
New Delhi, May 23
If someone were to ask you what Ricky M is all about, don’t jump the gun. Ricky M is not the short and sweet version of our “Un Dos Tres” Latino sensation Ricky Martin. Ricky M is the “sadda Punjabi” pop star who has finally emerged out of the shadows of his more famous and talented cousin, Daler Mehndi.


Chautala discriminating against Rohtak, Sonepat: Bansi Lal
Sonepat, May 23
Mr Bansi Lal, a former Chief Minister and the supremo of the Haryana Vikas Party, has criticised the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for implicating his opponents in false criminal cases and said that it was an attempt to crush their voice against his misrule in the state.


NHPC to add 5,310 mw during 10th Plan
Faridabad, May 23
The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd plans to add 5310 mw of new capacity during the 10th Plan period. Under the programme, 14 projects are to be commissioned during the next five years. 

Cops ‘beat up’ cab driver for refusing to give bribe
Rohtak, May 23
A driver of a maxi cab has charged the police with beating him up mercilessly as he failed to fulfill their demand for bribe. Mr Jasveer, a resident of Roorki village, said in his complaint that he was waiting for passengers along with his assistant Nanha at Sukhpura Chowk here on Wednesday evening.

  • Purse snatched
  • MDU summer camps

Dreaded criminal arrested from Jakhoda
Jhajjar, May 23
The district police have arrested a dreaded criminal, who is declared most wanted in Jind, Kaithal and Sonepat districts in connection with several cases of murder, dacoity and kidnapping for ransom, from Jakhoda village of the district today. A .315 bore pistol and one cartridge was also seized from him.

  • Appointed NGO chief
  • Demand for change
  • Threat to gherao MLAs

Two labourers die in cylinder blast
New Delhi, May 23
Two labourers were killed and three persons, including an engineer injured seriously when an oxygen cylinder exploded in Indocom Project Limited office in Mohan Cooperative Society on Mathura Road near Badarpur this evening.


Huda sector, a happy hunting-ground for burglars
Rohtak, May 23
Thieves have struck it rich in the Huda Sector-1 during the past one month. As many as seven burglaries, including two on Wednesday, have taken place in the sector during the period. Sector-I, situated on the outskirts of the town, has perhaps become the favourite hunting ground of the thieves.

Cop faces probe for ‘sexual harassment’
New Delhi, May 23
A vigilance inquiry has been ordered against the Director of the Finger Print Bureau of the Delhi Police, Mr R.C. Bhardwaj, following a sexual harassment report lodged by a woman Sub-Inspector with the National Commission for Women.

Sons kill father over sale of land
Ghaziabad, May 23
Two sons allegedly killed their old father and threw the body in a rivulet in Saidpur village in Modi Nagar. Both the sons had absconded after the murder, the police said here today. In another case, a woman Home Guard, upset over the missing of her only son for the past four days, allegedly hanged herself with a noose in the Arthala area of Sahibabad today. Since her husband has absconded, the police are suspecting some foul play in the incident.

German found dead in hotel
New Delhi, May 23
Karl August Fowl (63), a German national, was found dead in his room in Clark International Hotel on Wednesday. His room was bolted from inside and he was not responding to the telephone calls either.

  • Nepali youths held
  • Duplicate tobacco

Defaulting consumer beats up three UHBVN staff
Sonepat, May 23
Three employees of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) were allegedly beaten up by a group of persons when they went to disconnect the power supply of a house Sector 15, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) here, on Wednesday evening.


Southern artists tug at the heartstrings of Delhiites
HIS time around, two significant things have happened in Delhi’s artistic calendar, a few cool paintings from the southern states of our country and visits of artists to the Capital, with their representative works. Whether it is the remote areas of Chennai, Baroda, Kolkata or the adjoining parts of the Capital itself, artists have different tales to tell, as also varied creations to exhibit.

A painting of Bijon Chowdhary on show at Habitart in the Capital.

Classical dances may again catch the fancy of youth
ANCE is elegance personified. It is an art inherent in all of us, but carried out by few. The traditional Indian dances are the best examples of this elegance. Pt. Birju Maharaj, Raja and Radha Reddy, Sonal Mansingh, Swapna Sundari, Shovana Narayan, Uma Sharma, are some of the contemporary light-bearers of our golden heritage.

It’s no joke to make people laugh

OBODY would take him seriously before he did the most serious business—of making people laugh for a record 250 hours by becoming Charlie Chaplin for Dr Morepann’s month-long Health Carnival early this year. This Charlie Chaplin was Rajan Kumar, a 22-year-old lad from Patna, now based in Delhi, who is not just an actor and a dancer but also a model, yoga instructor, poet, writer and director.

Marwah Studios, the backdrop to a few celluloid dreams
Noida, May 23
With the completion of the film, ‘Badhai ho Badhai’, Marwah Studios here has a reason to celebrate. After catering to the Bollywood crew for nearly 50 days, the wrap-up party in itself was an occasion to remember.

HAPPY ENDING: Rajeev Shukla, Sandeep Marwah, Shilpa Shetty and Keerti Reddy at the wrap-up bash of Badhai ho Badhai, which was shot in Marwah Studios in Noida.

Suresh bowls DDA to victory
New Delhi, May 23
A devastating 5 for 31 spell off eight overs by right-arm medium pacer Suresh Kohli enabled Delhi Development Authority beat Delhi Telecom by 144 runs in a B Division Super League match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No 2 ground.

Devender helps in Sonnet win
New Delhi, May 23
Delhi Ranji Trophy player Devender Sharma played the star role to help Sonnet Club trounce Central Warehousing Corporation by eight wickets in the fourth Trans Yamuna Cricket Association League at the Tahirpur Sports Complex ground in the Capital.

Saumik Chatterjee stars for DLDAV
New Delhi, May 23
Delhi under-14 player Saumik Chatterjee hit a blistering knock of 69 to help DLDAV School, Shalimar Bagh beat Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram by 64 runs and enter the semi-final of the Ravindra Malhotra Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Star Sports to beam live FI Grand Prix
New Delhi, May 23
The Formula One race will return to the track in Monaco this week after being in turmoil for the past two weeks, and Star Sports will beam live the action from the Mediterranean principality on May 26 at 5.15 pm.

Rajiv Gandhi World Arm Wrestling
New Delhi, May 23
The Delhi Arm Wrestling Association will hold a World Armwrestling Cup Tournament in the memory of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the Talkatora Stadium from September 9 to 13.


Eight bridges to be built on NH-8
Gurgaon, May 23
The work on the construction of bridges and widening of National Highway No 8 between Gurgaon and Delhi will start soon. The Chief General Manager (Technical) of the project, Mr S. C. Saluja, informed a delegation of the office-bearers of the Gurgaon Industrial Association, which met him in Delhi, that the work on the stretch between Mahipalpur and Gurgaon would be started within two months and would be completed in 18 months.

Leave of Delhi cops cancelled
New Delhi, May 23
The Delhi Police have cancelled the leaves of all officers and lower rank constabulary keeping in view of the tension on the border, which may take the shape of war between India and Pakistan anytime.


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