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Chained pupil freed from madrasa
Meerut, June 19
Senior administrative and police officials raided the madrasa in Chandpur village in Bulandshahr district yesterday and rescued Rizwan who was chained to a pillar.

The squall today dispelled any doubts sceptics might have had yesterday about the pre-monsoon showers
The squall today dispelled any doubts sceptics might have had yesterday about the pre-monsoon showers. According to the Met Department, “The evening temperature has dropped to 30 degree Celsius and we expect mercury to dip further.” Attributed to the cyclonic disturbance in coastal Gujarat and easterly winds over west Uttar Pradesh, the weather pundits said, “More such showers are likely in the next 24 hours”. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Board may penalise students for laxity of private schools
Sonepat, June 19
The Board of School Education, Haryana, has threatened to cancel the examination results of students of those private senior secondary schools, which have not produced the school records at the board office so far.


BJP adds BPL families to its electoral fodder
New Delhi, 19
Keeping up its tirade against the Congress government in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in the run-up to the Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party today alleged that foodgrains provided to below poverty line (BPL) families under the centrally-sponsored Antyodaya scheme were being ‘’black marketed’’ by the state government.

Polio and two heart surgeries have not deterred her
New Delhi, June 19
Her mission to fight it out in this big bad world began at the tender age of two. Misfortune struck in the form of polio then. But this woman of courage and substance defied all odds. She is at present a Reader in the Department of Psychology at Jesus and Mary College in South Delhi and also a prominent advocate of the rights of women with disabilities. She is Dr Anita Ghai, the epitome of courage.

Ratan Jalan, CEO, Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited, presented the first Health Edge Card to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Ratan Jalan, CEO, Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited, presented the first Health Edge Card to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in her office in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

NDPL online counter for
power bills
New Delhi, June 19
The North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) today launched a unique initiative dubbed ‘Sugam’, under which billing and payment details of eight lakh consumers have been put on the website with the facility to print duplicate bills, make online payments and view consumption details. The Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Diskhit, inaugurated the facility here today. Sugam lays emphasis on consumer convenience and also makes payment through modes possible. 

Noida district hospital on  the drip

Noida, June 19
The power supply to the government district hospital in Sector 30 here, including the office of the Chief Medical Officer, has been disconnected by the UP Power Corporation since Tuesday morning. The snapping of supply has disrupted the hospital operations, putting the patients and staff to inconvenience.

Naval officer on morning stroll crushed by tanker
New Delhi, June 19
A Deputy Director posted at the Naval Headquarters was crushed to death by a water tanker in the Chanakyapuri area when he was taking a morning walk today.


Drying ponds cause resentment among farmers
Sonepat, June 19
Ponds in large number of villages in the district have dried up on account of the failure of the authorities of the irrigation department despite clear instructions being issued by the state government and the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala to the irrigation department authorities.

LG for felling of old trees, wants audit on survival rate
New Delhi, June 19
The Lt-Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijai Kapoor, today reviewed the greening programme for the city. Targets and achievements of various agencies, including the DDA, the MCD, the NDMC, the CPWD and the Forest Department were reviewed.


HUDA tightens noose around defaulters
Rohtak, June 19
Defaulters of water and sewerage bills, of HUDA sectors, will have to face disconnection if they fail to pay the outstanding bills by mid-July. The State Government has directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to recover the entire outstanding amount, on account of water and sewerage charges, by middle of July positively. 

MDU to uproot 150 trees for construction of residential accommodation
Rohtak, June 19
The Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) administration is all set to fell nearly 150 trees, which have medicinal uses, to construct residential houses on the campus. According to information, the foundation of six houses, to be constructed near type 2 A houses, has already been laid on the campus.

HSIDC gets 300 acres vacated
Sonepat, June 19
The Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) has got around 300 acres of land, which was in possession of a retired Captain of the Indian Army, in the Rai industrial belt, vacated.

Meter replacement drive annoys residents
Faridabad, June 19
With a view to check power theft, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has replaced as many as 1,50,967 electricity meters in the district. The Nigam has targeted to replace a total of 2.36 lakh meters, as part of this campaign, which was started around two years ago. The number of regular electricity connections in the district is around 3.5 lakh. The Nigam requires 84,837 new meters, including single phase and poly phase, to be replaced in the coming months.

Sonepat a hub of lottery business
Sonepat, June 19
Sonepat has reportedly turned into a hub of lottery business resulting in thousands of persons, mostly from the lower classes, losing money heavily. Winning a lottery, whether being run by the government or private parties, is the biggest dream of many a resident here.

Fragile peace as tension persists in Dasna Gate
Ghaziabad, June 19
After two communities had clashed with each other in the Dasna gate area on Tuesday night a precarious peace is being maintained there with the adequate presence of the police and PAC jawans. While the injured youth admitted to the hospital is stated to be out of danger, the Kotwali police have arrested two brothers.

Girl falls from roof while flying kite
Sonepat, June 19
A seven-year-old girl fell down from the roof of her house while flying a kite at Fazilpur village, about 4 km from here, on Wednesday evening. According to a report, she was immediately hospitalised and stated to be out of danger.

Four held for running satta racket
Sonepat, June 19
The police arrested four persons on the charge of running a satta racket here today following surprise raids conducted on the gambling dens in different parts of the city.
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Govt has no policy for slums: Goel
New Delhi, June 19
The Union Minister for State, Mr Vijay Goel, today pointed out the Delhi Government lacked a development policy for slum and JJ clusters. Speaking at the inauguration of a Mother Dairy Booth and a park for residents of Boulevard Road and Bhargava Bagichi, Mr Goel said this was evident from the absence of parks, playgrounds and toilets in these localities.


Fake visa, licence racket unearthed
New Delhi, June 19
With the arrest of two youths, the Delhi Police today claimed to have unearthed a fake licence, visa, certificate, RC and mark sheet racket. The suspects were identified as Gaurav Das and Kailash Chander.

Eight injured in clash, assailants at large
Sonepat, June 19
At least eight persons were injured, some of them seriously, in a clash between two rival groups at Bagru village about 10 km from here on Tuesday evening. According to a report, lathis and other deadly weapons were used by both the groups for about half an hour.


Class XII mark sheets to be given on June 20
Bhiwani, June 19
The Board of School Education, Haryana, has decided to distribute certificates and mark sheets for regular candidates of senior secondary annual examination-2003 to the heads of various institutions through the district education officers. While stating this, a spokesman of the board said the certificates and mark sheets of senior secondary annual examination-2003 would be distributed on June 20.


Devoted to music, her work unites her with the Master 
usic for her is a form of devotion. Her music takes her close to the Master. Her practice sessions transcend her into an altogether different world. Mrs Swagata Ghosh, a versatile artist of Hindustani Classical Music of the present generation, is from an immensely rich musical background. Her grandmother, Mrs Uttara Devi, herself a renowned kirtan singer of West Bengal, initiated her into vocal and instrumental music at a very early stages of her childhood.
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IMI holograms to weed out piracy
he Indian Music Industry (IMI) is trying hard to fight the menace of piracy. Ever since its inception in 2002, it has highlighted the perilous state of the industry. After the launch of the campaign ‘Sound of Silence’ against piracy, it has now taken another step in this direction. It has decided to use IMI holograms on all music cassettes and CDs.


Sahil Kher hits third century in Gyan Bharati cricket
New Delhi, June 19
Sahil Kher’s prolific run feast continued unabated as he cracked his third consecutive century to enable Sonnet Club draw with Friends Club in the Gyan Bharati Under-13 (two-day) Cricket Tournament at the Venkateshwara College ground.

Uttaranchal Sports beat NDPL to enter semis
New Delhi, June 19
Uttaranchal Sports defeated New Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) by four wickets to enter the semi-final of the second I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Apex Public School ground. Abhishek Kumar, who struck 86 for the winners, was named the man of the match.

Joginder stars for Patel Nagar Gymkhana 
New Delhi, June 19
An all-round performance by Joginder Singh (3 for 26 and 31) and deadly bowling by Rahul Sharma (3 for 23) helped Patel Nagar Gymkhana beat Shubham Cricket Academy by six wickets in a league match of the Madhu Vihar Sports Club Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the DDA ground.

R P Academy beat Airport Authority in Turf Cup 
New Delhi, June 19
R P Academy defeated Airport Authority of India Colts by ten wickets in a league match of the first Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground.

Rohtak Road Gymkhana move up in On-Dot Cricket
New Delhi, June 19
A fine knock of 65 by Chetan Sharma and lethal bowling by Ankur Garg (3 for 30) and Sandeep Angurala (3 for 33) helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Inter Face by 19 runs and enter the semi-final of the On-Dot Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Complex ground.

Ramit Gill bowls Inborn to victory
New Delhi, June 19
Deadly bowling by off-spinner Ramit Gill, who took three wickets for 32 runs, helped Inborn Club beat Young Friends Club by 49 runs in a league match of the Manav Chopra Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Reserve Bank, Northern Railway enter final
New Delhi, June 19
Reserve Bank of India edged past All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the first semi-final match of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

DSA Open Clubs League
New Delhi, June 19
The Delhi Soccer Association B and A Division Open Clubs Football League Championship will be held from June 25 at the Ambedkar Stadium and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The B Division League will be held first, and on the completion of it, the A Division League will follow, in the second week of July.


Flood control measures reviewed
Bhiwani, June 19
The Food and Supplies Department Commissioner and the Administrative Secretary of Bhiwani district, Mr H. C. Disodia, has directed the district officials to ensure arrangements in coordination with the departments concerned to meet any eventuality, especially floods, during monsoon.


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