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Sikh intelligentsia to monitor poll
New Delhi, May 24
For the first time, in an apparent effort to bring about transparency, efficiency and quality of service in the functioning of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the members of the Sikh intelligentsia have decided to closely monitor the general elections to the Sikh body scheduled for June.

1984 riot widows’ flats sealed
New Delhi, May 24
The Delhi Development Authority’s move today to seal the 100-odd flats in Vishal Enclave, West Delhi, occupied by the 1984-riot widows, evoked a strong protest from the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. The DSGMC president, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, charged that the DDA officials had sealed the flats without giving any notice to the residents. 

8 die as field fire engulfs vehicles
Faridabad, May 24
Eight persons, including two women and two children, were burnt after a fire in a nearby field engulfed them near Karman border in Hodal sub-division of the town on Thursday evening. Seven victims have been identified so far.




This closed circuit camera, installed inside the residence of the Prime Minister at Race Course Road, has become the favourite perch of this bird. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Elitist hospital reminded of its oath to serve the poor
Faridabad, May 24
The Medical Health Department of the Haryana Government has asked the Escorts Hospital and Research Centre here to provide free outdoor treatment to the local people and reserve at least 25 per cent of the beds in the hospital for free treatment of persons covered under the scheme reframed by the authorities, as per the provisions of allotment of land.

Capital’s high-value farmhouses slide downhill
New Delhi, May 24
The sustained economic downslide and the consequent depression in demand has had its impact on the property market with the high-value farmhouses in and around the Capital bearing the brunt.

Rapist lynched by villagers as cops watch
Ghaziabad, May 24
A six-year-old girl, who had disappeared on May 22 in a dramatic manner from Meerpur Kalan village under Hafizpur police station in Hapur, was murdered after having been sexually abused. After his misdeed came to light, the villagers caught the rapist from Akroli temple, brought him to the village and beat him up so badly that he succumbed to his injuries. 

  • Teenager raped at gun point

GNIDA has seen 3 CEOs in 20 days
Noida, May 24
Ever since Ms Mayawati took over the reins in the state, a large number of IAS and IPS officers are finding that they are on a virtual merry-go-round. Nowhere else has the impact been felt more than in the Greater Noida Authority which has seen three chief executive officers join it in quick succession, only to be transferred out.

Metro rail to cover entire NCR by 2021
New Delhi, May 24
The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday announced its plan to extend the Metro Rail infrastructure in the Capital by 50 km by 2010.


Amar Kumar AggarwalTHE ACHIEVERS
This man stands by others through fire and water
Noida, May 24
For Amar Kumar Aggarwal, in charge of the Noida fire brigade unit, every day is a challenge as the city has grown tremendously with high-rise buildings and commercial complexes but the fire-fighting infrastructure has remained static over the last two decades. 

‘ISI agents’ arrested in Bulandshahar
The Bulandshahar police arrested two alleged ISI agents from Syana on Thursday night on the basis of inquiries made by the military intelligence.

Winners of the May Queen 2002 beauty pageant  organised at the DSOI grounds in the Capital recently.
Winners of the May Queen 2002 beauty pageant organised at the DSOI grounds in the Capital recently.

CNG supply to improve by 2004
New Delhi, May 24
The supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Delhi will increase after the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal being set up in Dahej, Gujarat, commences operations in December 2003.

  • Cong ‘reneging’ on promises

  • Gallery on maritime history

Rewari loses a true-blue Gandhian and social activist
Rewari, May 24
Mr Prem Swarup Data, who virtually dominated the socio-political-commercial domains in the Rewari region for six long decades, is no more. Fate abruptly snatched him away after he sustained a head injury in a road accident here on May 18 at the age 75 when his sober guidance mingled with richness of experience was at its zenith.

Cafes gear up for online results
New Delhi, May 24
With barely a day left for the announcement of the CBSE class XII results, cyber cafes across the city are in a state of readiness to meet the demand for online results.

Milk vendor ‘stoned’ to death in Silani Gate

Jhajjar, May 24
A milk vendor was reportedly stoned to death by eight persons near Silani Gate here today. According to information, the deceased, Paramjeet Gurjer had gone to the market late Thursday evening. However, he was found dead lying in a pool of blood outside the shop of one Ramphal in the morning. The scene at the spot indicated that his body was dragged after being killed.

  • Three assaulted

  • Worker killed

Visitors flock to the Appu Ghar water park, Oysters, to beat the heat.
Visitors flock to the Appu Ghar water park, Oysters, to beat the heat. — Tribune Photo

Police network has collapsed: Ex-minister
Rohtak, May 24
Claiming that the police network has virtually collapsed in the state, a former minister, Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, appealed to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, to reorganise the police force so as to instil a sense of security among the masses. The former minister alleged that the crime graph had displayed a steep rise during the past few months in the region.


SO, finally it has come. The blow has been struck. The bus, taxi and auto fares in Delhi have been increased. The common man, who depends on buses alone, will alone pay the price for ensuring “clean air”. But for the poor, it is the double-edged sword: he is being forced to pay high price and at the same time, he is being deprived of sufficient number of public buses, the only source of his travel for reaching the place of work and home.


Do you have a grouse against the apathetic attitude of the authorities? Are you fed up with the dilly-dallying tactics of officialdom and the stranglehold of red tapism? If so, please write to us. We have a full half page every week reserved just for you. The letters should be clearly marked, Speaking out, NCR Tribune, First Floor, Dyal Singh Library Building, 1 Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg, New Delhi-110002.

  • ‘Quality education’

  • Antiques gather dust

  • ‘Somebody else did it’

  • Women’s wing

  • ‘Misrepresentation of facts’


7 kg heroin seized; truck driver conduit
New Delhi, May 24
The Narcotics Branch of the Delhi Police seized 7 kg of imported heroin with the arrest of Parvez Khan, a resident of Bareilly, today. He was arrested from ITO crossing where he was waiting for his client.

Five highway robbers arrested after encounter
Sonepat, May 24
With the arrest of five armed persons after an exchange of fire, the CIA staff of the Gohana police have busted a gang of highway robbers operating in this district for the past few months.


MCD teachers not given April salaries: Subhash Arya
New Delhi, May 24
Mr Subhash Arya, Leader of Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), today expressed grave concern over the non-payment of salaries to nearly 18,700 teachers working in the MCD-run schools.

MDU to hike fees of distance education courses
Rohtak, May 24
Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) has decided to enhance the fee structure of various computer and IT courses run by it through the Distance Mode of Education from July 2002.

Top teams for Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket tourney

New Delhi, May 24
Subhania Cricket Club will take on Lal Bahadur Shastri Cricket Club in the opening match of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament to be held at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road, from May 26.

Modern School principal Lata Vaidyanathan (second from right) announces the start of the Lala Rabhubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament in the Capital. ICC panel umpire Hariharan is also seen.
Modern School principal Lata Vaidyanathan (second from right) announces the start of the Lala Rabhubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament in the Capital.

IA to meet ONGC in Goswami final
New Delhi, May 24
In a repeat of last year’s final, defending champions Indian Airlines will take on Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) in the final of the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground, Maurice Nagar, on May 26.

DSA to organise ‘Soccer Mela’
New Delhi, May 24
The Delhi Veteran Football Club, in association with the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA), will organise a “Soccer Mela” from June 3 to celebrate the coming of the World Cup Football Championship for the first time to the Asian continent.

Royal Springs Golf put off
New Delhi, May 24
The Rs 15 lakh Royal Springs Open Golf Championship, scheduled to be held from May 29, at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar, has been postponed due to the turbulent situation in the Valley.


UHBVN recovers Rs 3.14 lakh
Sonepat, May 24
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has stepped its anti-power theft campaign in its Sonepat circle and it has yielded good results.

Licences for canteens: Units oppose MCF move
Faridabad, May 24
The reported decision of the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad (MCF) to make it mandatory for industrial units to get licences for opening canteens within the factory premises has left the industrialists and entrepreneurs here shocked.


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