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DVB: Differences with bidders ironed out
New Delhi, May 30
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of NCT of Delhi and the two private players – Tata and BSES – that have bid for a majority stake in the three distribution companies of the soon-to-be-unbundled Delhi Vidyut Board will be inked Friday evening, considered an auspicious time by one of the parties to the agreement.

UHBVN gets an earful
Sonepat, May 30
The members of the special inquiry committee of public undertakings, set up by the Haryana Vidhan Sabha and headed by Mr Puran Singh, arrived here on Wednesday evening and visited the power houses at Kundli Fazilpur and some other places.

DSGMC polls: Hectic lobbying on for ticket
New Delhi, May 30
Even as the two main Akali parties finalised their first list of candidates for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee general elections, hectic lobbying is on to secure party ticket for the elections to the body which controls the community’s religious and educational institutions in the Capital.

Mr Avtar Singh Hit releasing the first list of Akali Dal (Badal) candidates Mr Avtar Singh Hit releasing the first list of Akali Dal (Badal) candidates for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee general elections. — A Tribune Photograph



BKU activists block roads, tear-gassed
Rohtak, May 30
Responding to the call given by the Bhartiya Kisan Union at Kandela yesterday, the farmers today blocked the Rohtak-Jind and Rohtak-Gohana roads in the district.

BIFR cos sitting over workers’ dues
Faridabad, May 30
Several sick industrial units in the district have been adopted by the Board of Industrial Finance and Reconstruction. This has become a cause of labour unrest as several companies have failed to release salaries, provident fund benefits and the ESI contributions of hundreds of workers, running into several crores of rupees.


For some students, there is no life after CBSE exams   
New Delhi, May 30
Within five days of the CBSE declaring the Class X and XII results, half a dozen students in the Capital have committed suicide. And while you are reading this, there could be many others contemplating ending their lives because they have failed to clear the exams.

Cricket betting gang busted
New Delhi, May 30
With the arrest of six persons, the Central district police today claimed to have busted a betting racket in one-day cricket match between India and West Indies. The gang operated from a well-furnished office in Charkhewan area of the walled city.


World opinion is restraining us, says Defence Secy
Ghaziabad, May 30
Indian armed forces are fully prepared and poised for war with Pakistan but India is not going to war out of deference to world opinion, particularly pressures from friendly countries like the USA, the UK and Russia, the Defence Secretary, Dr Yoginder Narian, has said. He was speaking after inaugurating the Citizen Cooperative Bank in Sanjay Nagar on Wednesday.

Renowned wrestler Dara Singh being welcomed at the All-India Jat Sammelan
Renowned wrestler Dara Singh being welcomed at the All-India Jat Sammelan in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Hooda, Bhajan Lal to swap posts to revamp party?
Rewari, May 30
Speculation is rife in Congress circles here about imminent changes in the state unit set up to reinvigorate the party. Sources said that along with Maharashtra and one or two other states, the Haryana PCC president would also be changed in the second half of June.

Noida staff demand pay panel salaries
Noida, May 30
Employees of the Noida Authority are still waiting for the implementation of the 5th Pay Commission recommendations and a fair promotion policy. Mr Brijpal Chaowdhry, president of the Noida Employees Association, in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Noida Authority, Mr Dharmender Dev Mishra, has drawn his attention to the problems of the employees.

Power dues waiver scheme ends today
Sonepat, May 30
People who have arrears of electricity bills must come forward to clear their dues by tomorrow, the last date to pay their outstanding dues and earn concession announced. Otherwise, they will be made to pay the full amount of the bills including surcharge and interest, said Mr S. N. Roy, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to mediapersons here today.

Haryana Police activist remanded in judicial custody
Panipat, May 30
The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Mr A. K. Jain, today remanded Satbir Chahal, a senior leader of the Haryana Police Karmachari Sangh to 14 days’ judicial custody. It may be recalled that Satbir Chahal was arrested while he was on his way to Panipat for the union activities on Wednesday night.

  • Committee’s visit
  • Baby show
  • Two injured
  • Road accidents
  • Electrocuted
  • Beopar Mandal
  • Two murdered
  • Constable dead
  • Youths forgiven

SC ban on smoking being flouted at will in Haryana
Faridabad, May 30
Tomorrow is the ,No Tobacco Day’ for the world. Many people may take a resolution today to kick the habit of smoking or taking tobacco in other forms once and for all. But the meaning of the day for a state like Haryana may not be the same as it is for other parts of the country or the world.

Addiction drives students to steal vehicles
Gurgaon, May 30
An inter-state gang engaged in the theft of luxury cars and jeeps was busted with the arrest of its key member in Gurgaon. The gang, primarily functioning in Gurgaon and Delhi, had stolen more than 21 vehicles from different places.

No religious discrimination in probe: DP
New Delhi, May 30
The Delhi Police today assured the National Commission for Minorities that it did not discriminate on the basis of religion while investigating any case. The NCM had summoned the Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, to present his views following a complaint lodged by one Rashida Begum alleging that she was being discriminated against by the Delhi Police as she belonged to a minority community, NCM vice-chairman, Tarlochan Singh said.

MCF to regularise 44 colonies, for a heavy price
Faridabad, May 30
The Municipal Corporation, Faridabad has recommended the regularisation of as many as 44 unauthorised residential colonies located in the three zones of the town. A resolution to this effect was adopted at the meeting of the corporation here on Wednesday.

Memorial for Chaudhry Charan Singh mooted
New Delhi, May 30
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said the Government of NCT of Delhi would consider erecting a memorial in the memory of Chaudhry Charan Singh. Addressing a rally of Jat Mahasabha in the Capital, Ms Dikshit said she had been beseeched by leaders of the Jat community to rename certain roads in the memory of popular leaders of the community.

  • Dr Passey dead

Waterborne diseases: Child latest victim

Yet another child died of waterborne diseases in the district. The victim has been identified as Dimpy, two-year-old son of Devi Singh of Mandhavali village of the district.

  • RDX scare at Patiala house courts


Mumbai RPO held for passport irregularity
New Delhi, May 30
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested the Regional Passport Officer (RPO), Mumbai, and a dealing clerk for allegedly renewing a passport of an Israeli national without a police verification report. The arrested RPO of Mumbai, K. G. Patil, and the dealing clerk, P. P. Mahtre, have been remanded to judicial custody till June 11 by the court concerned in Mumbai with a direction to the Superintendent of Jail there to produce them in the court of V. K. Maheshwari, ACMM, Patiala House in Delhi on or before the expiry of the remand period.

  • Crushed to death

  • Burglars arrested

  • Suicide pact


Power, water problems hit industrial units
New, Delhi, May 30
Delhi is facing acute power and water problems besides frequent shutdowns for more than 10 hours sometimes. It has disturbed the normal life, particularly during May when the mercury touches 45 Celsius. Industries are thus badly hit, said Mr J R Jindal, president, Delhi Factory Owners’ Federation, an apex body representing 1.5 lakh industries in the Capital.
Small units bear the brunt
Small units bear the brunt of frequent shutdowns.

NCERT says curriculum was discussed
New Delhi, May 30
The NCERT has finally come out with the “proof” of having discussed the curriculum changes before implementing them. In an official statement, the NCERT said that National Curriculum Framework for School Education was finalised only after a number of national and regional seminars.


The muse fails to fuel their inspiration in summer
N unexpected rain shower has drenched many a soul in the Capital lending fresh energy to the otherwise dull life. Yet, it could not inspire art activities at all. You find most of the private art galleries closing down or exhibiting only a part of their old collections.

  • Crafts Museum

Handsome is as handsome does
E wears no great looks, has no impressive personality either. Will go unnoticed till pointed out. Traits considered damning for making an appearance in Bollywood blockbusters.

  • Show in Japan

  • TV serial


IHF nominates medical adviser
New Delhi, May 30
The Indian Hockey Federation has nominated its medical adviser Dr Ravinder K Tuli to join the Indian men’s hockey team for the four-nation tournament, to be played in Adelaide and Melbourne (Australia) from May 30 to June 9, as the doctor-cum-manager.

Growing up without tobaccoSAI to observe ‘No-Tobacco Day’ today 
New Deli, May 30
The Sports Authority of India, in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the World Health Organisation (WHO), will organise a programme to commemorate the World No-Tobacco Day on Friday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at 6.30 pm.

Samsad slams 171 for ONGC
New Delhi, May 30
Captain Samsad Rizwan blasted a rapid-fire unbeaten century knock of 171 runs to steer Oil and Natural Gas Commission to a 62 runs victory against Madras Club in the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground in the Capital on Wednesday.

DLTA to hold State Ranking Summer Circuit Tennis tourneys
New Delhi, May 30
The Delhi Lawn Tennis Association will organise Delhi State Ranking Junior Summer Circuit Tennis Tournaments during the summer vacation at the DLTA courts in R K Puram and the National Sports Club of India courts at Mathura Road.


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