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NSUI bags all DUSU posts with astonishing margins
New Delhi, September 6
The Congress backed National Students Union of India bagged all the four posts in the Delhi University Students Union elections with unprecedented margins.

Victory lap
Victory lap: Triumphant NSUI candidates on DU campus in the Capital on Saturday. 
Congress has no plans to rest on laurels

Indication of things to come?
Indication of things to come? NSUI candidates call on Congress (I) president Sonia Gandhi in the Capital on Saturday. — Photos by Kamal Singh

Infighting forces BJP to defer selection of candidates
New Delhi, September 6
With sharp differences cropping up among Delhi BJP leaders over prospective candidates for the Assembly polls, the party today deferred the selection process till October 1. 




Gang of graduates busted, bank dacoity bid foiled
New Delhi, September 6
With the arrest of five members of a notorious gang, including a serving constable of the Delhi Police who was posted at Shakarpur police station, the North West district police today claimed to have foiled a bank dacoity attempt. 

Military school for Jhajjar, its long-standing demand
Jhajjar, September 6
Finally, Jhajjar is getting the honour it deserves. The Ministry of Defence has decided to open a military school, the sixth in the country and the first in Haryana, in Matanhail village of the district.

Contempt notice to MCD chief
New Delhi, September 6
The Delhi High Court has issued a contempt notice to Delhi Municipal Commissioner, Mr. Rakesh Mehta, for allegedly disobeying a court order asking him to hand over possession of the historic Ramlila Ground in Old Delhi to Shri Ramlila Committee within five days for staging the annual nine-day celebrations.

Dacoits strike at PNB branch
Meerut, September 6

Six armed dacoits looted Rs 7.31 lakh from the Punjab National Bank branch at Machhra on the busy Garh Road after threatening the employees at pistol-point yesterday.


LJP clamours for farmers’ demands
Sonepat, September 6
A large number of the supporters of the Lok Janshakti Party led by the state president, Capt. Shamsher Singh Malik, on Friday staged a protest march in the town and sat on dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in support of their demands.


LPG agencies ordered not to sell cylinders on roadside
Sonepat, September 6
The district administration has directed all LPG dealers and agencies not to sell LPG cylinders from tractor-trolleys and other such vehicles parked in open places like roads and streets of this city.

Civic Corner: Roads in Sonepat getting narrower by the day
Sonepat, September 6
Roads in this city are getting narrower with each passing day, thanks to the failure of the Sonepat Municipal Council, the PWD (B and R), and the Haryana Urban Development Authority to check encroachments.


Model-turned-actor Milind Soman and Meera Vasudevan at the
Model-turned-actor Milind Soman and Meera Vasudevan at the
pre-release party of "Rules - Pyar Ka Superhit Formula" in the Capital.

59 unauthorised colonies slum it in Faridabad
Faridabad, September 6
The growth of slums and illegal residential areas has been unchecked for long in Faridabad, the biggest urban settlement of the state. 

Cancellation of nod for SJJP martyrs’ memorial function at park sparks row
Rewari, September 6
The cancellation of the official permission earlier granted by the municipal authorities to the Sarva Jati Janata Panchayat to use the local Rao Tula Ram Park for organising a workers’ conference on September 23 has created a controversy here.

Invite to your feast the last and the least, this Onam
estivals have become commercial propositions. Traders use the festivals as ruse for creating demand for their products and in a society that is turning materialistic, while being at the same time given to much religiosity (as distinct from spirituality), this becomes an easy task. So with Onam which falls on Monday.

Rally against obscene posters, films
Sonepat, September 6
Large number of youths took out a procession here yesterday to register their protest against the pasting of objectionable posters and exhibition of indecent films in the cinema houses.

Faridabad woman artist invited by House of Commons
Faridabad, September 6
Sarika Singh, daughter of a physician based here, is perhaps the first Haryanvi to get invited by the House of Commons of England to display her artworks there. Mrs Singh has reached London to hold an exhibition of her works at the October Gallery for about 45 days.

Photo I-cards to all Baroda voters
Sonepat, September 6
The Baroda-38 (Reserve) Assembly constituency of Sonepat district in Haryana is one of the four Assembly constituencies in the country which have been selected by the Central Election Commission for complete coverage of the voters with photo-identity cards.


Gang of highway conmen smashed
New Delhi, September 6
Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang of conmen that used to drug passengers after befriending them. They were identified as Vinod Kumar alias Deva, Madan alias Sanjeev, Rajeev Kumar Shukla, Rashid and Pehelwan Singh, police said.

Businessman robbed of Rs 2.41 lakh
New Delhi, September 6
Four youths armed with guns robbed a businessman of Rs 2.41 lakh at Pashchim Vihar area in West district this afternoon. The victim, Surender Mohan Chaudhary, had a tent house at Pashchim Vihar Extension.

Suicide by two youths
Sonepat, September 6
Two youths have reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison in their villages. They were admitted to local Civil Hospital during the night in a serious condition. They died today in the hospital.


Students to gherao Assembly on September 11
Rohtak, September 6
With various students’ organisations of the state uniting under one banner against the non-acceptance of their demands, the student agitation in Haryana might get intensified and take an aggressive turn.


Convicted minors to be confined to special home
New Delhi, September 6
The Juvenile Justice Board on Saturday directed the prosecution that the two minors convicted of raping a student of Maulana Azad Medical College be confined to a special home until they cease to be juveniles.



Rs 409-cr Haryana health plan
Akeda(Mewat), September 6
The Haryana government will spend Rs 409 crore to raise the health standard of the people of the state in the current financial year, according to the state Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

Higher water intake must for kidney stone patients
ain, unbearable and excruciating. The inability to remain still. A feeling of doom and helplessness. The desperate desire for it to end. That is the description of a patient with a kidney stone attack. A sudden attack of “renal colic” can be spotted immediately.



Tania Sachdev sets sights on WGM
Tania SachdevNew Delhi, September 6
She is young. She is pretty. She is witty. She is bubbly with loads of ‘attitude’. And she plays the mind game. She studies commerce and psychology. She is the apple of her parents’ eyes and the envy of her peers. Tania Sachdev has been on a roll ever since she qualified for the upcoming World Championship, likely to be held in Ukraine some time in December. 

Tania Sachdev...making her dream moves.

Adidas signs up Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra
New Delhi, September 6
Adidas India Ltd has signed up Indian cricket stars Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra to endorse its products along with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. The contract with Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra is for a period of three years. This sponsorship is in line with Adidas’ philosophy internationally of sponsoring the best sportspersons to endorse its products.

Promila emerges fastest
Rohtak: Promila of Meham block emerged the fastest women in the District level Sports meet held at Chottu Ram Stadium here today. Sunita of the same block secured second position in the 100m race, whereas Neeraj of Rohtak block finished third.

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