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What is worse: The horror or reliving the horror?
Gujarat victims during a press conference in the Capital on Monday.

New Delhi, May 27
For the shell-shocked children who witnessed the insane fury that erupted in Gujarat, the horror is yet to wane.
Gujarat victims during a press conference in the Capital on Monday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Gurdwara polls: Decks cleared
New Delhi, May 27
The much-awaited poll process for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) begins tomorrow with the Directorate of Gurdwara Elections issuing the notification for the June 30 general elections and starting to accept the nominations.
L to R: Prem SIngh Chandumajra, Bhai Ranjit Singh, Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Paramjeet Singh Sarna during a press conference in the capital on Monday.
L to R: Prem SIngh Chandumajra, Bhai Ranjit Singh, Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Paramjeet Singh Sarna during a press conference in the capital on Monday. 
— Tribune Photo




Marathon DVB talks stuck over give & take
New Delhi, May 27
One hundred hours of negotiations later, the Government of NCT of Delhi and the bidders for the distribution companies of an unbundled Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) are still to arrive at an agreement. The parties, according to an official engaged in the talks, are stuck at the “give and take” stage. However, Power Minister Ajay Maken attributes the delay to “fine tuning” of certain clauses.

Why champions and match-winners no longer roll out of Delhi University
New Delhi, May 27
Inadequate sporting facilities, mismanagement of funds, ambiguous norms and general apathy of the authorities have combined to ensure that champions and match-winners no longer roll out of the campus.

D. P. Yadav’s lieutenant shot dead
Ghaziabad, May 27
Parmanand Yadav, vice-president of the Rashtriya Parivartan Dal led by Mr D. P. Yadav, was shot dead in cold blood by unidentified youth, aged between 22 and 25, in his house in Sector 4 of Raj Nagar here at about 7.30 today morning.

DDA chief engineer shoots self
New Delhi, May 27
A serving 58-year-old chief engineer with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Mr S S Gupta, reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed double-barreled gun in the bathroom of his Saket residence late last night.


‘Defeat in MCD elections has shaken the BJP terribly’
E is a low profile leader who is little known outside the party forum. Yet, he is considered to be one of the shrewdest strategist and organiser, whose help is sought by the political leadership for the successful launch of any campaign.

Women show the way in curbing the family’s size
Ghaziabad, May 27
The women, in spite of their being labelled uneducated and orthodox, have beaten men in adopting family planning measures, especially operations. According to the Health Department figures, it has done tubectomy upon 81,841 women during the last 12 years as against 902 men having gone in for vasectomy for the same period in Ghaziabad district.

INLD, BSP workers join Congress
Sonepat, May 27
Mr Sukhbir Singh Prajapat, district general secretary of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), along with hundreds of party workers quit the party and joined the Congress Party at a workers’ meeting of the latter held at Akbarpur Barota village, 8 km from here, on Sunday evening.

Tributes paid to freedom fighter
Rewari, May 27
Rich tributes were paid to Prem Swarup Data (75), veteran freedom fighter and noted social activist of the town, at a ‘Shardhanjali Samaroh’ organised in the community hall here on Sunday evening to mourn his sudden demise which occurred on May 20.

CM wants Delhiites to be prepared for war
New Delhi, May 27
“With tension building up between India and Pakistan, Delhi could be the most targeted city in any armed conflict,” says Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. People, therefore, ought to prepare themselves to face any eventuality and know what should be done for avoiding casualties. 

Power bill waiver scheme an eyewash: Ex-MP
Rohtak, May 27
Mr Surender Singh, secretary general of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP and a former MP, has alleged that the power surcharge waiver scheme recently announced by the government is nothing but an eyewash. He was addressing party workers on the concluding day of a training camp for partymen here this afternoon.

Father, son killed in road accident in Jhajjar
Jhajjar, May 27
A scooter borne man and his five-year-old son was killed and his wife seriously injured when a truck hit the two-wheeler on which they were travelling on the Bahadurgarh-Jhajjar road near Noonamajra village of the district on Sunday evening.

  • Robbers arrested

  • Jat Maha Sammelan

  • Dharna held

  • BJP convention

Hailstorm lashes Capital
New Delhi, May 27
The Capital was lashed by a hailstorm and rain today, giving a pleasant change to Delhiites long suffering from hot and humid conditions. The maximum temperature shot up by 5 degree Celsius from Sunday’s to reach 38.4 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature also went up by 3.5 degree Celsius to touch 24.2 degree Celsius on the day.

Lightning kills scores of sheep
Alwar, May 27
As many as 230 sheep and goats were killed and four shepherds injured when lightening struck at Village Maswasee here on Saturday night, the police said today.


Another govt employee caught taking bribe
Faridabad, May 27
The list of officials and employees caught red-handed by the district authorities is getting longer. As many as 13 of them have been nabbed so far since January this year.

Corporator booked for attack on MCF squad
Faridabad, May 27
A member of the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad (MCF) is among 10 persons who have been booked by the police in connection with the attack on the demolition squad that went to raze illegal structures in Sector 22 here on Friday.

Duplicate electrical goods seized, five held
New Delhi, May 27
The North district police seized duplicate electrical goods like switches, Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB), and distribution board worth Rs 15 lakh, being sold under the brand name of a reputed company, Havells. The factory manufacturing the seized duplicate goods was sealed and five persons suspected to be involved in the racket were arrested.

CBI nabs Central excise inspector for taking bribe
New Delhi, May 27
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has nabbed a Central Excise Inspector on charges of demanding and accepting Rs 25,000 from an industrialist for extending official favour. The CBI arrested Sanjeev Kumar, working as an Inspector in the Legal Cell of the Central Excise head office, for allegedly accepting the bribe money from a Delhi-based industrialist, against whom a case had been registered.


Men shy away from family planning
Faridabad, May 27
It seems the women will have to bear the burden of family planning and controlling the population, which is an important policy matter of the government. At least the statistics in the district indicate clearly that men are shying away from this responsibility despite the public awareness campaigns.

Blood donation camp organised
New Delhi, May 27
The Sant Nirankari Mission organized a two-day blood donation camp on Sunday in Geeta Colony, Delhi, and Muzaffarnagar, where 263 followers of the mission donated their blood.

Dr A.K.Walia, the Minister of Health, inaugurating the blood donation camp at Geeta Colony in the Capital. 

Dr A.K.Walia, the Minister of Health, inaugurating the blood donation camp at Geeta Colony in the Capital.

Indian Airlines rout ONGC, retain Goswami cricket title

New Delhi, May 27
Indian Airlines played a ruthlessly one-sided match to crush Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) by 75 runs and retain the 29th Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Shield at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital.

Indian Airlines captain Vijay Dahiya receiving the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Shield from Delhi Minister Deep Chand Bandhu.
Indian Airlines captain Vijay Dahiya receiving the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Shield

Harbhajan SinghHarbhajan walks away with SS weekly crown
New Delhi, May 27
It was a good week for Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. The 21-year-old off-spinner from Jalandhar reached a landmark 100 wickets in Test cricket, picked up his eighth five-wicket haul in 25 Tests to leave his stamp as a bowler of quality on a grassy track in Kingston in the final Test against the West Indies to emerge the ESPN Star Sports Super Selector Player of the Week with 226 points.

Madras Club record facile win in Raghubir cricket
New Delhi, May 27
Madras Club trounced Delhi Blues by six wickets to enter the quarter-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital.

Kartik steers Hans Raj to final
New Delhi, May 27
A fine all-round performance by Delhi Under-14 player Kartik Bhatia (2 for 50 and 47) steered Hans Raj Model School, Punjabi Bagh to a four-wicket victory against Modern School, Barakhamba Road and into the final of the first Ravindra Malhotra Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Kartik Bhatia was named the man of the match.


MOU to train construction workers
Faridabad, May 27
The National Council of Cement and Building Materials and the Construction and Industrial Development Council, have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide training and certification to skilled and unskilled manpower in the construction sector. Both the enterprises are under the Union Government.Top

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