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Tronica City
The graveyard for allottees’ hopes
Ghaziabad, June 20
Some 250 allottees of D-Block of East End in Tronica City, 3 km from East Delhi and 9 km from Wazirabad Barrage, in Loni area of Ghaziabad district, are facing a grave issue literally. 

Gurdwara Polls
Akali groups begin casting stones as campaigning hots up
New Delhi, June 20
With only 10 days left for the polls, the two main Akali factions, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi, contesting for the 46-member Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee have resorted to “slanderous allegations” against each other, forgetting the “Sikh maryada” in the heat of the moment.

Deer trying to cool off at the Delhi Zoo Deer trying to cool off at the Delhi Zoo. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


The unknown soldier in the defence of territorial integrity
New Delhi, June 20
After months of cajoling and written requests, the Indian Army revealed that it has 400 dogs (which works out to fewer than one dog per brigade, presuming again, that all of them are deployed in J and K). The Delhi Police have not given a reply so far. The Central Industrial Security Force which has been entrusted with the task of protecting Delhi Airport took recourse to the Official Secrets Act to hide a gaping loophole in its defensive posture.

Security at Parliament. File Photo
Security at Parliament

NCR SPECIAL: NCR role crucial in national security
Earlier Story

DC ‘behind’ school demolition
Panipat, June 20
The demolition of the premier MJR Public School by the District Town Planning Department and the district administration on Wednesday has taken a new turn with the owner of the school and senior advocate, Mr Fateh Chand Saini, terming it as “politically motivated” and accusing the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mulk Raj Anand, of masterminding the whole operation.


Delhi-bound passengers going through hell 
Sonepat, June 20
Chaotic conditions prevail at Sonepat and its neighbouring railway stations, where commuters, particularly women, go through great inconvenience while travelling in Delhi-bound trains. Nearly 20,000 commuters, including 7,000 women, commute daily between Sonepat and Delhi.

Khurana cries foul on scrapping of kilometre scheme
New Delhi, June 20
Mr Madan Lal Khurana, vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and leader in charge of the Delhi unit, today threatened to launch an agitation against the scrapping of the “profit-making” kilometre scheme of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) by the Delhi Government.

Congress’ ex-minister flays padayatra 
Rohtak, June 20
Former minister Subhash Batra has severely criticised the Haryana Congress leaders and said that the padayatra organised by PCC chief Bhupinder Singh Hooda in support of the ‘violators of the law’ has sent wrong signals to the peace-loving citizens of the state.

Interfacing frontier technologies with management 
Faridabad, June 20
National Power Training Institute (NPTI) has trained more than 70,000 personnel in the power and allied energy sectors in India and abroad over the last 36 years. The National Power Training Institute, with its sustained efforts, managed a quantum jump in growth in the last two years and were able to sensitise over 40,000 people on the need for energy conservation and power reforms in addition to its other regular programmes.
Dr B.S.K. Naidu, Director-General, National Power Training Institute
Dr B.S.K. Naidu, Director-General, National Power Training Institute, addressing a press conference in Faridabad. 

Bansi lashes out at Chautala
Rohtak /Jhajjar, June 20
Former Chief Minister Bansi Lal today refused to comment on the ‘agreement’ reached between the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) and the government but expressed satisfaction that the resolution of the crisis has relieved the common man. 

BSF officer cremated with full honours
Rohtak, June 20
Assistant Commandant Sumer Singh of 103 battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) was cremated with full civil and military honours at his native Balambha village today. A contingent of the BSF and the Haryana police reversed their arms and fired in the air as a mark of respect.

  • Water tank built

Dharna against traffic snarls on June 23
New Delhi, June 20
The inability of the police to check the growing instances of traffic congestion, chain snatching and other hooligan activities has prompted the Samata Sangharsh Party to stage a peaceful dharna in Dilshad Garden soon.

DRDA to develop solar energy park
Narnaul, June 20
The District Rural Development Authority (DRDA) will develop a ‘solar energy park’ in the tropical and sunny area of south Haryana at a cost of Rs 6 lakh. The authority has also decided to start a solar energy programme in Baba Kheta Nath Polytechnic here to impart solar energy studies and technology among students.
  • licences verified
  • Killed over dinner
  • New ADC takes over
  • Roadways workers
  • Shop looted
  • Hit by train

Who’s defence estate officer?
Meerut, June 20
A peculiar situation has arisen here with two claimants to the post of the Defence Estate Officer. Mr Dhanpat Ram has been the DEO here since past three years. Circumstances have put him in the position of an adversary against Mr Majumdar.


Scindia Villa burgled, insider’s hand suspected
New Delhi, June 20
Unidentified persons burgled Scindia Villa, housing residences of the late Vijayaraje Scindia’s family in Sarojini Nagar area of South-West district early this morning. The house was completely ransacked. However, the details of the valuable items and cash stolen were not known as none of the family members was there to comment.

Bank manager, allies held for fraud 
Ghaziabad, June 20
The manager of the Corporation Bank branch in Noida’s Sector 26 and two others were arrested from Noida and Delhi by the CBI, Ghaziabad, in a fraud case of Rs 15 lakh. A CBI team led by Mr J. B. Singh arrested the bank manager, K. Ramesh Naik, from Delhi.

2 held for impersonating HVPN officials
Jhajjar, June 20
The police on Wednesday arrested two persons who were allegedly extorting money from people in Sobana village by impersonating officials of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN).

SDM commits suicide
New Delhi, June 20
Mr Jaipal Singh Kataria, 57, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Tis Hazari, reportedly committed suicide by consuming an overdose of sulphas tablets in his office today. The suicide of the SDM caused considerable flutter in the Tis Hazari courts. A suicide note found on his person said that he was taking his own life as he was fed up with his prolonged chronic illness.


Applicants from Haryana, UP may miss the boat
New Delhi June 20
A large number of students from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will not get admissions in various Delhi University colleges as they were unable to produce the mandatory break-up of the marks obtained in various subjects.


Villagers seek Rs 14 crore for land
New Delhi, June 20
The Delhi High Court has issued notices on a petition filed by residents of Nangal Raya village in West Delhi seeking Rs 14 crore as compensation from the Delhi Government for taking over their land.


In search of perfection, he modelled Auroville
is looks say it all. Completely unperturbed, chasing deadlines, running around to get the details right even in the oppressive Delhi heat. The reason behind this is that he is an Aurovillean to the core. He never loses his composure, smiles effortlessly and gives all the right reasons for having chosen Auroville as his adopted city. Meet Bankim Kalra, an architect, who is building a dream the Aurovillean way, along with building the city itself.
  • Cultural heritage
  • Adding colour to life


Feroz Ghayas bowls ONGC to one-run victory
New Delhi, June 20
A devastating spell of 8-0-48-5 by international Feroz Ghayas steered Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) to a thrilling one-run victory against Chand Khanna and entered the semi-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital.

UPCA enter Hari Ram Cricket quarters
New Delhi, June 20
A fine unbeaten knock of 63 by India Under-19 player Suresh Raina and fiery bowling by Satish Durai (3 for 31) helped Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) defeat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Coaching Centre by seven wickets to enter the quarter-final of the Sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament, sponsored by Padam Cables, at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

Simla Youngs, Delhi Audit win soccer titles
New Delhi, June 20
Simla Youngs and Delhi Audit won the second Five-a-Side Raman Lamba Memorial Soccer Tournament for the Ambuja Cup, organised by the Veteran Football Club, at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. In the open club’s section, defending Delhi Soccer Association Junior League champions Simla Youngs defeated Delhi Cantt.
The Simla Youngs team, which won the Five-a-Side soccer tournament for clubs, with their trophy at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.
The Simla Youngs team, which won the Five-a-Side soccer tournament for clubs

ITF Tennis: Sheethal to meet Radhika
New Delhi, June 20
Top-seeded Sheethal Goutham put herself in line for her fourth consecutive title in as many weeks when she set up a title clash against fourth-seeded Radhika Tulpule in the ITF Women’s Circuit Masters Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court in the Capital on Friday.


Anti-encroachment campaign stepped up
Sonepat, June 20
The district administration has stepped up its anti-encroachment campaign in the villages of the district in a bid to check the encroachment and unauthorised constructions on the public and panchayat lands.

Rs 100 for catching stray pigs
Panipat, June 20
In a bid to make the town beautiful, orders have been issued to the Secretary of the Nagar Parishad that no stray pigs must be seen in the town after June 30, as they are the main source of pollution. An award of Rs 100 was also announced to those who inform about such pigs and help in catching them.


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