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Blood bank sealed for gross violations
Faridabad, May 25
Like water, blood is also on sale here. Surprised? Don’t be. The needy will have to just shell out Rs 1,000 for each unit and can take as many units as required. But, sorry, one cannot check or be sure of the details regarding the date of bleeding, expiry, registration no, bag no etc, as they are usually missing.


— Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal



As usual, girls outshine boys
New Delhi, May 25
The class XII CBSE examination results were declared last night. The pass percentage in the Capital is 71. 04 per cent as against 71.9 per cent last year. This has to be seen against the backdrop of an increase of 15 per cent in the number of candidates that took the examination in March this year.

For some students, it was a night without end
New Delhi, May 25
For 1,34,221 students in the Capital, it was the longest night. Anxious and bleary- eyed, they sat blinking at their monitors for a glimpse that will decide their future. “It was a nightmare. I sat down at midnight and it took me three hours to get logged in.

‘Exam’ II: Students struggling for dream course, college
New Delhi, May 25
Even before the agony and ecstasy of Class XII exam results has sunk in, students and their wards have already got into the apparently more difficult task of getting into the right college compatible with their marks and career objectives.

EUPHORIA: Students rejoicing after seeing their Class XII results in the Capital on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.


DSGMC protests eviction of widows
New Delhi, May 25
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee officials and the `84 riot victims today held a demonstration to protest against the sealing of the flats allotted to riot widows in Shivaji Colony, West Delhi, by the Delhi Development Authority.

A youngster takes a rather drastic action to beat the heat in the Capital.
A youngster takes a rather drastic action to beat the heat in the Capital. — Photo by Anil Sharma

Opposition MLAs told to resign
Rohtak, May 25
Mr Pratap Singh Chautala, president of the Haryana Nirman Morcha and an elder brother of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, has urged the opposition party MLAs to resign from the state assembly en masse and join the ongoing agitation of farmers if they really intended to extend support to the protesting farmers.

Waterless Sonepat: Official adds to residents’ woes
Sonepat, May 25
The old section of the city, inhabited by more than 1 lakh people, remained waterless today for several hours after the stoppage of water supply by the sub-divisional engineer of the Public Health Department. Hundreds of people, particularly women were seen carrying pitchers on heads and fetching water from distant places.

‘Recalcitrant’ truckers warned of punitive action
Gurgaon, May 25
The district administration cracked the whip on the truck unions warning them of strong action if they continued to engage in alleged unfair trade practices.


Trader-official nexus deprives farmers of MSP
Sonepat, May 25
While there is a glut in the mandis in this district, which are choked with heavy arrivals of wheat, a ‘nexus’ of traders and officials of the procurement agencies has reportedly been active cornering a huge profit. Taking advantage of the glut, the farmers are denied the minimum support price (MSP) for their produce.

Organic farming to help set up agri-export zone
Panipat, May 25
In a to bid to promote organic farming and create an ‘Agri-Export Zone (AEZ)’ in the Samalkha block of the district, an NGO has announced an 11-day rural awakening programme from May 26.

PHDCCI favours policy of mixed land use
New Delhi, May 25
The PHDCCI has suggested that in view of the increase in demand for commercial activities, a policy allowing mixed land use should be adopted while formulating the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2021.

BKU stir anarchist: INLD leader
Panipat, May 25
The district president of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) women’s wing, Mrs Krishna Gahlan, today described the ongoing agitation by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) anarchist and warned the society would have to suffer serious consequences is such hooliganism of taking hostage of government officers and police personnel along with their families were allowed.

BKU faction tells farmers to shun violence
Panipat, May 25
Even as the stand-off between the agitating farmers and the Haryana Government in Kandela in Jind district continues, the president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Khokhar), Mr Hari Singh Khokhar, has appealed to the farmers to shun the path of agitation.

Kailash Mansarovar: A heady yatra to God’s abode

New Delhi, May 25
In the mountains of Kailash that are robed in the pristine snow lies the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. Kailash Mansarovar has fascinated the people of this world not only due to its almost singular splendour and magnificence but also because it has something for everyone. For those who wish to seek unity with the almighty, the place is the religious haven.

The snow-clad Mount Kailash.

The snow-clad Mount Kailash.

Factory employee roughed up ‘for taking part in stir’
Sonepat, May 25
Mr Rajinder Singh, a checker in the quality department of the Hindustan Tins Works Limited was roughed up by some persons outside the factory at Dhaturi village, 12 km from here, on Friday.

The spirit can overcome infirmities
AJINDER Johar, 53, has been lying on bed at his Janakpuri residence for the past 16 years. An occupational therapist with the King George Medical College, he did not know until March 1986, when he was totally incapacitated in an accident, that he would be dependant on others for the rest of his life.

3 killed as Tata Sumo rams truck
Rohtak, May 25
Three persons were killed and two others injured in an accident involving a truck and a Tata Sumo at Balambha village in Meham subdivision this afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Mr Shyam Lal, Mr Rajat and Ms Shakuntala Devi, residents of Jind district. Two occupants of Tata Sumo, Mr Pradeep and Ms Vandana, sustained serious injuries and were admitted to the PGIMS here.


Bid to snatch cash foiled
New Delhi, May 25
The North-East district police foiled a robbery bid with the arrest of a youth, Rajiv Thakur, on the Shahadra-Mandoli Road this morning. The suspect, who is a resident of Shiv Vihar, tried to snatch a bag of a shopkeeper, Devinder Kumar, in which he was carrying money.

Four who looted Kavi Nagar petrol station nabbed
Ghaziabad, May 25
The Kavi Nagar police have arrested the criminals who had allegedly looted building materials worth over Rs 1 lakh from a petrol pump on the Mehrauli road under the Kavi Nagar police station on Friday night. The arrested criminals, from whom the looted material has also been recovered, had confessed to the loot, said new SSP Chander Prakash. The loot was solved within four hours, the SSP claimed today.


Pvt schools flouting land allotment rules: PIL
New Delhi, May 25
Over 1,200 private schools in the Capital, which were allotted land at concessional prices, are allegedly violating the land allotment clause of providing free education to a certain percentage of poor children, said a public interest litigation filed in the Delhi High Court.


HC calls for records of CMM’s order against Tihar Jail Superintendent
New Delhi, May 25
The Delhi High Court has called for the records of a case in which the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate here had ordered the attachment of Tihar Jail Superintendent as bail surety for failing to produce an accused who was sent to a Sonepat court for appearing in a case and was detained there.


A state-of-the-art paediatric centre
onald McDonald House Charities (RMCH) in association with ORBIS International has recently started a state-of-the-art ophthalmologic and paediatric wing at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) at Daryanganj. The wing has been set up under the Hand-in-Hand Saving Sight Programme.

  • Salon for men

  • Funds for TB control

  • AHA certification

  • Siddha Vaidyashala

  • Palliative care


Lal Bahadur Shastri move up in Raghubir cricket

New Delhi, May 25
Dilip TT put up a fine all-round show as he took two wickets and scored 51 runs to play a leading role in Lal Bahadur Shastri Club’s six-wicket victory over Sonnet Club in the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road.

Maj-Gen Virender Singh plays the first ball before the start of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital.

Maj-Gen Virender Singh plays the first ball before the start of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital.

Suresh Kohli bowls DDA to huge victory
New Delhi, May 25
A devastating 5 for 31 spell off eight overs by right-arm medium pacer Suresh Kohli enabled Delhi Development Authority (DDA) beat Delhi Telecom by 144 runs in a B Division Super League match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No 2 ground.

Salwan Boys enter Ravindra Cricket final
New Delhi, May 25
Salwan Boys School, Rajendra Nagar, beat DLDAV School, Shalimar Bagh by five wickets and entered the final of the first Ravindra Malhotra Memorial Under-15 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Pradeep Gupta helps Dena Bank win
New Delhi, May 25
A fine all-round performance by Pradeep Gupta (60 and 2 for 26) enabled Dena Bank beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation by five wickets in the fourth Trans Yamuna Cricket Association Cricket League at the Tahirpur Sports Complex.


300-bigha encroached land freed
Ghaziabad, May 25
The Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam has got freed 300 bighas of village from the illegal occupation of some influential persons in Kela village under Khasra No.315. The land is worth Rs 25 crore, the officials said.


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