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Phase-II of CNG crisis

SC slaps hefty fine on DTC, pvt operators
New Delhi, April 5
The Supreme Court today passed strictures on the Central and the Delhi Government for seeking repeated extension of time, to implement its orders for the conversion of the 10,000 strong city bus fleet into the CNG mode and at the same time, imposed heavy fine on the defaulting bus owners, including the Delhi Transport Corporation.

Delhi Govt geared up to tackle the problem
New Delhi, April 5
The Government of NCT of Delhi on Friday asserted that it had drawn up a contingency plan to deal with the crisis at hand even as various private transporters’ associations threatened to keep an estimated 5,000-odd diesel buses off the roads. Adding to the anxiety of the Transport Ministry is the compliance report, sought by the Supreme Court on May 9.

Societies can run captive power plants: DERC
New Delhi, April 5
In a significant order, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) today liberalised the power generation sector by allowing even the housing societies and welfare societies in the National Capital Territory to generate energy for their own consumption and sell the surplus to the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB).


CYNOSURE OF ALL EYES: Bollywood star Mahima Chaudhary shaking hands with her fans at the water park in Appu Ghar in the Capital on Friday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Mixed response to Budget
New Delhi, April 5
The Delhi Budget evoked mixed response with political parties criticising it as “anti-poor” and a section of the industry hailing it as laying the road map for the second generation reforms by unbundling loss-making government-owned bodies.

Taps go dry in Mahendragarh 
Mahendragarh, April 5
The residents of Mahendergarh township, falling in the nucleus one of the Ahirwal belt of south Haryana, have started reeling under scarcity of potable water even though summer has just set in. 

Spurious liquor consumes five lives 
New Delhi, April 5
Five young residents of Rajasthani Colony, a jhuggi cluster in East Patel Nagar, died after consuming spurious liquor in the last two days while another is battling for his life in a hospital in the area. Incidentally, the jhuggi cluster is located right behind the area police station.


Farmers resent minor increase in MSP 
Faridabad, April 5
Arrival of wheat has started in the mandis of the district, notwithstanding the resentment prevailing among the farmers over the marginal increase in the rate of minimum support price (MSP). The district administration has announced that it has taken all necessary measures for the smooth procurement of wheat from the farmers.

Residents thirst for water as it goes down the drain
Sonepat, April 5
Thousands of residents have been facing an acute shortage of drinking water since the onset of summer though it is another thing that a large quantity of drinking water has been going waste owing to the leakage in sluice-valves and damaged pipelines in most parts of the city. 

The statuesque saga of a Gandhian
New Delhi, April 5
When was the last time you stood motionless? Or rather when was the last time you stood motionless for more than five minutes? Some of us will have to go back to our school days when the feat was more a punishment being carried out or when one was stranded on a bus stop or maybe when playing with friends and they ordered you to freeze. But for A. Sheshu Babu, standing still, almost like a statue is a no big deal. Forget five minutes, the man has managed to make his way into the Limca Book of Records for standing still for a whooping 25 hours.
A motionless feat.
A motionless feat.

Common man bears the brunt of the politics of religion
ince time unrecorded, institutionalised religion has been seen as oppressive and a tool in the hands of a few power-wielding people. It is no different in the contemporary scenario too.

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Rs 1.20-cr park to be set up in HUDA sector 
Sonepat, April 5
The Haryana Government has decided to set up a Rs 1.20-crore park in Sector 7 of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) near the G. T. Road, about 10 km from the city.

Protest by roadways employees
Sonepat, April 5
Employees of the Haryana Roadways held a rally and demonstration in front of the Sonepat depot here on Wednesday in protest against the proposed privatisation move of the various depots in the state. 

Power workers to join national strike
Faridabad, April 5
Members of the All Haryana Power Corporation Employees Union will take part in the proposed nation-wide strike on April 16. Stating this, Mr Subhash Lamba, spokesman of the union, said here today that the strike had been called in protest against the economic policies of the Union Government and its anti-employee attitude.

2 boys killed, 8 hurt in Rohtak mishaps 
Rohtak, April 5
Two boys were killed and eight others injured in different incidents in the district during the past 24 hours. A three-year-old child was crushed to death by a jeep near Dubaldhan village. Mohit (3) was reportedly playing in front of his house when a speeding jeep ran over him. The child died on the spot.
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Armed criminals arrested in court
Ghaziabad, April 5
Ghaziabad police on Thursday arrested six armed criminals from the district court complex who had planned to murder some other criminals who were to attend a court date.

Bawaria gangster arrested 
New Delhi, April 5
The special staff of North-West district on Friday claimed to have nabbed a dacoit of Bawaria gang. The accused Randhir alias Dhiru Bawaria (42), resident of Muzaffarnagar had allegedly committed a dacoity on the New Year eve at Palwal in Haryana. 

Man robbed of car
Sonepat, April 5
Mr Chander Bajaj, a 44-year-old resident of Chandigarh was allegedly robbed of his Indica car by two armed youths on the G.T. Road near Bari village about 15 km from here on Thursday night. 


Cheats using cell phones to good effect
Faridabad, April 5
While the introduction of mobile phone service has revolutionised the communication world, it has also proved handy for the anti-social elements. Several smart alecs took the help of cell phones in the board examinations of Haryana due to be concluded tomorrow.


Banarasidas sports meet from April 8
New Delhi, April 5
The Kalkaji-based Banarasidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society (BCSSTS), in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), will organise an Inter-School Sports Tournament in seven disciplines at various stadium of the SAI in Delhi.

Inter-State Veterans Cricket from April 7
New Delhi, April 5
The Board for Veteran Cricket in India (BVCI) will organise the fourth National Inter-State Veterans Cricket Championship from April 7 to 14 at different venues in the country. The semi-finals and final will be held at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in Delhi on April 12, 13 and 14. 

Kaushik hails govt’s decision on Arjuna Award
Rohtak, April 5
Former Olympian and Arjuna awardee M.K.Kaushiik has welcomed government’s latest decisions on Arjuna Awards. Talking to the ‘NCR Tribune’ here on evening, Kaushik, who represented India in hockey at different platforms, said that it is a good move on part of the government to bring sportsmen in the committee of selectors to decide winners of the prestigious award. 

Gursharan Singh appointed coach
New Delhi, April 5
Former Indian Test player Gursharan Singh has been appointed one of the coaches of the North Zone National Cricket Academy by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. BCCI vice-president C K Khanna said the chief coach of the academy will be Yashpal Sharma while Sarkar Talwar will be the third coach. 


Ban on exposed edibles
Rewari, April 5
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vineet Garg, has promulgated orders banning contaminated edibles like fruit and vegetables throughout the district. Through the orders, it has been made mandatory for the manufacturers of ice, ice cream, ice candy, soda water etc. to get their water tested at the Government Laboratory Karnal and P.G.I.M.S. Rohtak prior to production.


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