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Realtor shot in South Delhi hub
The site of the crime.New Delhi, May 31
The South district police launched a hunt to trace at least half a dozen armed suspects who had waylaid a 40-year-old businessman of NDFC Part-I near his house this afternoon and escaped after firing at him and then stabbing him repeatedly. He was rushed to the AIIMS where he succumbed to his injuries.

The site of the crime.
— Tribune Photo

Congmen rush to cash in on Kirti Nagar slum demolition
New Delhi, May 31
Saturday morning’s operation by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to raze the huts in Reshma Camp, a slum in Kirti Nagar, took a political colour after the intervention made by ministers of the Government of NCT of Delhi.

Hottest day
New Delhi, May 31
Delhiites faced the hottest day today as the temperature soared up to 43.8 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal.



No more waiver schemes, cough up power dues: Chautala
Bhiwani, May 31
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala said here yesterday that defaulters of power bills would no longer be able to enjoy the benefit of any waiver schemes because of the instructions issued by the Punjab and Haryana Court to this effect.

Masked men attack murdered man’s wife
Sonepat, May 31
Three unidentified masked men entered a house and assaulted a woman Mrs Sarla Devi while she was asleep at Rai village about 13 km from here last night.

National Human Rights Council activists protesting against gutka in the Capital on Saturday.Another day goes up in smoke
Faridabad, May 31
Today was observed as the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ by the World Health Organisation, but it has hardly any effect on the habit of smoking in the area. In fact, many have been unaware of the importance of the day.

National Human Rights Council activists protesting against gutka in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Two kids among four charred
Hapur (Ghaziabad), May 31
Two children and two women were badly charred in a fire caused by a leaking gas cylinder in Mohalla Harjaspur in Hapur yesterday. Household goods were also reduced to ashes in this fire.Shefali

Punjabi pop is passe in Panipat, ‘Kaanta laga’ the rage
Panipat, May 31
The “Kaanta laga” song has captured the hearts of residents of this affluent industrial city. From ringing tones on their mobile phones to cassettes and CDs of the remixed version of the seventies’ song selling like hot cakes, the town is going the “Kaanta laga” way.


Councillors demand re-survey of house tax
Sonepat, May 31
The demand for re-survey to assess house tax dominated the proceedings of the day long local Municipal Council’s meeting here yesterday.

Forget failure, make the best use of your talent
do not want to suffer the ignominy of being called a failure” wrote Sakshi Singhal, a class XII student of Srinivaspuri, in her suicide note before hanging herself from the ceiling with her dupatta on May 23.

Buses on 60 rural routes soon
Sonepat, May 31
The government is planning to issue 8,000 permits to cooperative transport societies in the state. With this, over 60 bus routes will become operative in this district alone.

Hope for animals on streets, mobile clinic launched
New Delhi, May 31
Just when no one seemed to care for the vulnerable animals who are left to fend for themselves on the streets, there seems to be hope after all.

The Circle of Animal Lovers launched a mobile clinic for animals in the Capital.

Punjabis’ global council meets
New Delhi, May 31
The first general meeting of the International Council of Punjabis to mobilise support for the mass signature campaign from May 15 to August 15 demanding second language status for Punjabi was held at Alpha Garden, Pusa Road, here.

Bringing quality education to students of poor families
Rewari, May 31
With the establishment of Narmada Devi Singhania International School (NDSIS) as well as the Singhania Institute of Law, Management, Science and Technology (SILMST) at Pacheri Bari village, the Singhania Foundation and Education Samiti (SFES) has brought quality education to the talented but underprivileged students of this backward region.

  • Vidrohi in consumer council
  • Youths held for bid to loot

Six criminals arrested
New Delhi, May 31
Six Bangladeshi criminals were apprehended by the North district police while they were planning to commit dacoity in the Shalimar Bagh area in North-West district. The police also recovered button actuated knives and iron rods from their possession.

  • Auto thieves arrested
  • Free opticals distribution camp



24 booked for looting liquor shops
Bhiwani, May 31
Twenty-four persons have been booked in connection with the looting of two liquor shops at Behal yesterday.

Three burglars nabbed
Noida, May 31
Three members of the notorious Lakhan gang were arrested by the Noida police after an encounter last night. The gang had been very active in breaking into houses and factories and committing thefts of late.

Six held for job racket
New Delhi: Six persons, including employees of the Health Ministry and the RML hospital, were arrested by the New Delhi district police for allegedly running a fake job racket.


10 pc TDS may make scrap trade unviable
Bhiwani, May 31
Scrap trade, involving hundreds of traders of the district, is likely to dwindle following the direction to deduct 10 per cent TDS (tax deducted at source) on the sale of all kinds of scraps with effect from June 1 by the Income Tax Department.



Arbitrators’ award should not be final, says Bar Council
New Delhi, May 31
Alleging “rampant corruption” in adjudication of disputes by the arbitrators, the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) today said the award by them should not be made final and there should be a mandatory provision of appeal against their orders.



Smoothie foodie Nivesh Khandelwal.BODY & MIND
Smoking is injurious, DMA reminds even docs
Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has appealed to its 10,000 members to disassociate themselves from activities, which directly or indirectly promote tobacco-related products.

Smoothie foodie Nivesh Khandelwal.

  • Postgraduate diploma in counselling
  • Health-conscious restaurant
  • AIDS helplineStudents from medical and nursing colleges watching posters and cartoons.

A Rendezvous with Injection Safety
ndia Injection Safety Coalition and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) jointly organised a special event, ‘A Rendezvous with Injection Safety’.

Students from medical and nursing colleges watching posters and cartoons.



Toss favours Public Sector President’s XI
New Delhi, May 31
All India Public Sector President’s XI won the spin of coin to edge out Collage Group after their match ended in a tie in the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival at the Karnail Singh Stadium.

Commerce Ministry to hold ‘Spot India’ fair
New Delhi, May 31
The Ministry of Commerce, the nodal agency for promotion of trade in sports goods, in association with the Sports Goods Export Promotion Council and the Toy Association of India, will launch the “Spot India-2003”, a highly specialised business-oriented fair to promote sports goods, outdoor leisure items, hobby items and toys from India to the world markets.

FCI trounce ESIC in DSA League
New Delhi, May 31
Food Corporation of India (FCI) trounced Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) 5-1 in a Group A Senior Division League match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Sachin guides Collage Group into semis
New Delhi, May 31
Sachin Choudhry put on a remarkable all-round show, when he claimed five wickets for 26 runs and then slammed an unbeaten 47, to guide Collage Group to a four-wicket victory against K N Colts in the 27th Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road, on Saturday.


20 Irrigation Dept divisions being merged
Sonepat, May 31
At least 20 divisions in the Irrigation Department in the state are being merged with other divisions. The relevant records and employees of these divisions will now be transferred to the divisions to which they are merged.

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