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DVB bidders may get sops
New Delhi, May 19
The Core Committee of the Delhi Government, which is renegotiating with the private bidder for the energy sector privatisation, would submit its report next week and it is likely that some concessions would be given to the bidders to salvage the privatisation process.

  • ‘Powerful’ visits by Maken

DTC to be divided into three corporations
New Delhi
The loss-making Delhi Transport Corporation will be restructured by forming three corporations and buses will be leased out to private operators, according to a plan drawn up by the Delhi Government to get the corporation out of the red.

First list of SAD (Badal) on May 22
New Delhi, May 19
The political activity for the general elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) gained momentum today with the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) forming a nine-member committee to select the candidates. The first list of candidates would be released on Wednesday and about half a dozen sitting members would be denied party ticket, sources said.



Dr P. Lal: A heart of goldServing the deprived is quite close to his heart
Noida, May 19
Several years ago, he got a patient who had a hole in his heart, three clogged arteries and a tight heart valve. But the man had only Rs 5,000 in his pocket and could not afford the expensive treatment.

14 charged with assaulting cops
Sonepat, May 19
The Sadar police have registered a case against 14 persons of Dewru village in connection with the alleged assault and pelting of stones on the police and officials of the Excise Department on the night of May 17.

Two booked for detaining cops in Kiloi
Rohtak, May 19
The district police have registered a case against Mr Dharambir Hooda, district president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Mr Ram Mehar Hooda, president of the Hooda ‘Khap’, and six others under Sections 147, 148, 332, 353, 186, 506, 364, 382 and 342 of the IPC on the charge of abduction and illegal detention of four policemen at Kiloi village.

Fire in Janak cinema
New Delhi, May 19
Fire broke out in Janak cinema in West district early this morning which destroyed dozens of chairs kept in the balcony. There was no casualty as the show was not on.


Close and personal transactions at red lights
New Delhi, May 19
Irked with Delhi’s scorching heat, forgot to wash the car, did not get the time to buy your favourite weekly, you need not worry. The antidote to your complexities could be found with a flick of an eye, the pestering street hawkers on Capital’s red lights, selling all sort of stuff from magazines, dusters, sun screen to tissue papers, to give their customers a much needed relief.

From sunscreens to peanuts, all are available at the crossings.


Making some ‘water sense’ on a hot summer day
HEY are all worried about water in Delhi as elsewhere in the country. The water is short in supply. It is poor in quality. It is not available to all. It is not equitably distributed. It is expensive. It is wasted by most people most of the time. There is a need to do something urgently to solve the water problem.

  • Whose market?
  • Lesson from south
  • Khurana again!
  • Poet’s anguish
  • Such a happening is the worst


Students injured in group clash
Sonepat, May 19
Two students namely Ashok and Navin studying in the final year in the local Hindu Institute of Technology, were seriously injured when they were allegedly attacked by hockey sticks and iron rods by a group in the New Jiwan Nagar area here on Saturday evening.
  • Free text books

  • Chamber fees

  • Boy missing

  • Kidnap case

  • Fodder gutted

ICP for 2nd language status to Punjabi
New Delhi, May 19
The International Council of Punjabis has decided to intensively lobby for securing central clearance to the Delhi Assembly Bill seeking to grant second official language status to Punjabi in the national Capital. This decision was taken at a meeting of the ICP here on Saturday where it was also agreed that the ICP would approach both the Lt-Governor of Delhi, Mr. Vijai Kapoor, and the Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, to pursue the matter with the Centre.


Three dreaded criminals arrested
Sonepat, May 19
The Ganaur police arrested three dreaded criminals on Saturday night. The Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons here today that the arrested persons were Darshan Singh alias Minshi of Prem Nagar Narwana (Jind), and Harish alias Goldi of Hari Nagar, Narwana (Jind). The police also recovered an Indica car from their possession allegedly taken away by them from one Mr Ajay Kumar, a resident of Ropar. (Punjab)

P&S Bank GM booked for cheating
New Delhi, May 19
The CBI registered a case against the general manager of Connaught Place branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank and the two partners of a Delhi-based firm, M/S Pinky Zips, for allegedly defrauding the bank of Rs 41.7 lakh.

Youth shot dead
New Delhi, May 19
An unidentified assailant shot dead one Puneet Arora, a resident of Pitampura in North-West district last evening.


Don’t feel hot and bothered. There’re many a ‘cool’ option available now
YCLONE, Double Cool and Vibrant are the three new air coolers launched by Kenstar this summer. Cyclone has a cooling capacity of 65 square metres and is suitable for dry and arid climates. It is suitable for halls, offices and restaurants and has a tank capacity of 45 litres for long hours of cooling. There is an added facility of an ice chamber in this model.

  • Fab fridge
  • Smart juicer
  • Cool Mint
  • Action games
  • Multi-purpose bags
  • Ayurvedic manjan
  • Power system
  • Hard drive
  • Dream bathrooms
  • Timeless watches
  • Party wear

A marriage of Indian classical and folk dances
HE students of Delhi Public School, RK Puram, staged a fusion of Indian classical and folk dances through the ages at the FICCI auditorium last week. Padam Shree awardee and Bharatnatyam dancer, Saroja Vaidyanathan, directed the show that was conceptualised by Principal, Dr S. Chona.

  • Computer education

  • Carnival at Gurukul

Haste makes waste
IME carefully spent is time saved; haste only makes waste. In today’s fast paced life, we hurry forward in the ‘heat of hope’, desperate to get ahead like somebody running up an escalator. So many things to do-school or workplace to attend, schedules to meet, records to smash - these are our goals and all to often our gods.

Women’s wing soon at Gohana college
Sonepat, May 19
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of a women’s wing in Government College at Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Saturday evening.


Second phase of anti-polio drive from today
New Delhi, May 19
The second phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme will be organised in 35 assembly constituencies between May 20 and May 25. Children up to five years of age would be administered the drops of the vaccine by volunteers travelling from door to door.

Cholera under control: Walia
New Delhi
Health Minister A. K. Walia today said that the incidence of water-borne diseases like cholera and gastroenteritis was under control in spite of the heat wave and that there was a gradual decrease in the number of cases as compared to last year.


Sonnet clip SAIL’s wings, move into semi-final
New Delhi, May 19
In a battle of giants, Sonnet Club clipped the wings of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) by five wickets to sail into the semi-final of the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the SGTB Khalsa College ground, Maurice Nagar, in the Capital on Sunday.

Sehwag gives a big ‘boost’ to his school
New Delhi, May 19
It was a great return of the “son of the soil” to his roots when dashing Indian batsman Virender Sehwag visited his alma mater, the humble Government School at Najafgarh, in the outback of West Delhi, with the express purpose of “boosting” the health of the school children.

Down forget-me-not lane: Sehwag gets a hero’s welcome as he visits his alma mater.

Deepak shines in Modern School’s win
New Delhi, May 19
Deepak Rajput slammed a fine 52 and Ankit Lamba (3 for 34) and Karan Harit (2 for 14) produced deadly bowling performances as Modern School, Barakhamba Road, tamed Saviour Convent School by seven wickets to enter in the semi-final of the first Ravindra Malhotra Memorial Inter-School (Under—15) Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital.

Robin Bisth Robin blasts century for Madras Club
New Delhi, May 19
Robin Bisth blasted a marvellous unbeaten 107 to star in Madras Club’s massive 106 runs victory against Central Bank in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex in the Capital.


Construction of Western Expressway to begin soon
New Delhi, May 19
The construction work of the Western Expressway linking National Highway 1 with National Highway 10 (Rohtak) and National Highway 8 (Jaipur) is likely to begin soon with the Centre giving its nod and the survey for land acquisition almost complete.


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