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Delhi gets a taste of popcorn culture 
New Delhi, June 2
Pandemonium! The only word that can encapsulate what happened on the Modern School campus on Saturday night, where the Viva performed for the first time.
Frenzied fans at a channel [V] Viva Frenzied fans at a channel [V] Viva performance at Modern School in the Capital on Saturday night. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rain plays havoc with wheat stocks
Sonepat, June 2
Wheat worth several lakhs of rupees packed in gunny bags and lying in the open at various grain markets and godowns in the district, as well as stocks lying in uncovered plinths of various government procurement agencies, is feared to have been damaged due to the unseasonal rain, for the second time in a week.


Tension in Punjabi pocket after Rajee’s murder
Gurgaon, June 2
The city today witnessed a tense situation after the death of Rajesh alias Rajee, a young political activist, known for his unscrupulous deeds. Rajee succumbed to bullet injuries last night. Some unknown assailants had fired several rounds at him in his hotel near New Colony, injuring him seriously on Saturday evening.

Sheila Dikshit Sheila off to Denmark, US on UN invite
New Delhi, June 2
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit left on a weeklong twin-nation tour of Denmark and the United States on Sunday night. Drawn up at the invitation of UNOPS, a United Nations agency, Ms Dikshit’s itinerary includes meetings with the agency’s officials in Copenhagen and at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Special phone facility to cops suspended
New Delhi, June 2
The Special telephone code facility provided to the New Delhi Police district to maintain close liaison with neighbouring cities in Uttar Pradesh in its efforts to check crime and criminals has been disconnected by the authorities because of reported misuse by some officials.

Most street kids drug users
New Delhi, June 2
According to a study conducted recently by an NGO, street kids, who subsist on all kinds of odd chores, are increasingly falling prey to drugs and substance abuse. The NCR Tribune recently carried an expose on street children seen rummaging for discarded bottles of correction fluid behind Shastri Bhavan.

13 bomb scares in Delhi-Palwal section
Faridabad, June 2
Train services in the Delhi-Palwal-Mathura section have been affected at least 13 times in two years due to bomb hoax calls. The Bangalore-bound Rajdhani Express, which left Nizamuddin Railway Station at 8.50 pm on Saturday night, was the latest victim of such a call.


Chautala orders action against power officials
Faridabad, June 2
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has ordered the district authorities to take action against three officials of the power department, including a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) and a Junior Engineer, in connection with a false case of power theft booked against a farmer.

Mineral water for officials, hard water for residents
Noida, June 2
Walk into the office of any Noida Authority official. After the exchange of pleasantries, you will be offered a glass of water the authority supplies to over six lakh residents in the town. “Ah, good” you seem to say. “Oh yes, it is quite good. You see it’s mineral water - not normal water,” reassures your host.

The exam of life is more important than the class exam
he results of Class X and Class XII were out last week. There was naturally a lot of excitement as well as anxiety among the young boys and girls and, of course their parents. The results brought happiness for some, sorrow for some others.

  • Beaten by weather
  • Death trap
  • Dhauli Piyao
  • Banking on gifts
  • Upgrading gadgets

Ex-soldiers offer services in case of war
Rewari, June 2
In the event of a war with Pakistan, the Rezangla Shauriya Samiti, Rewari, a voluntary organisation of ex-servicemen and other citizens working for the welfare of war widows and survivors of the historic battle of Razangla fought against the Chinese in November 1962, has placed its services at the disposal of the Union Government as well as the entire society.

DDA to build link road to Dwarka
New Delhi, June 2
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has proposed to construct a road linking Dwarka with South Delhi in a bid to ease traffic congestion in south-west parts of the Capital.

Chautala condoles Rao Abhey Singh’s death
Rewari, June 2
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, visited the residence of thee deputy leader of Haryana Congress Legislature Party (HCLP), Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, here this evening to express his condolences at the demise of his father, Rao Abhey Singh.

Vikas’ bail plea to be heard on June 5
Ghaziabad, June 2
The Ghaziabad District & Session Judge, Mr R P Mishra, has adjourned the court in Nitish Katara kidnapping and murder case for the fourth time. The court will now hear the arguments for the grant of bail to Vikas and Vishal Yadav, the main accused of the case on June 5, Wednesday.
  • Manna Dey night
  • Youth killed
  • Student suicide
  • Woman booked 


Five held for trading in furnace oil
Faridabad, June 2
Five persons were arrested and two tankers filled with furnace oil (black oil) seized by the police at Dhatir village in Palwal subdivision on Saturday. The suspects were allegedly trading in furnace oil, which is banned under the law.

Two buried alive under heap of sand
New Delhi, June 2
Two persons were killed when a heap of sand fell on them in Asola Wildlife Sanctuary in Mehrauli in South Delhi this evening. The deceased were identified as Jaiprakash and Indira Bhai, who were working as gardeners in the sanctuary.


An elegant leather suitcase for the jet-setting executives

idesign — a brand of leather bags, accessories and apparels — has launched Porter, an ultimate statement in style and elegance. Porter is an extremely trendy suitcase made from imported hide.
  • Selling movie
  • Table for car
  • Pet toys
  • Pure water
  • Digital cameras
  • Computer table
  • Casual footwear
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hygienic wash


Little angels take a leaf from nature’s book
A children’s eco-camp was organised by Navdanya, an NGO led by environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva. The organisation has been working on different community, biodiversity and environment related issues for the past 15 years in different parts of India. The participating children at the eco-camp were from Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttaranchal, Kolkata, Delhi and Haryana.
The scouts and guides of Vishwa Bharati take a breather during a trekking trip to Rajaji National Park.
The scouts and guides of Vishwa Bharati

  • Holiday capers
  • Full marks
  • Hard work pays
  • Camp at Chilla
  • Campaigning kids

Principal Speak
What we need is a green thumb
he mercury had soared to a blistering 45 degrees Celsius. The sun’s white light pierces the eyes like needles and there seems no solace. I wondered where all the trees had gone. 

Economics, journalism latest fad among students
New Delhi, June 2
Increasing commercialisation, shrinking public sector jobs and the growing importance skill-enhancement have had their effects on the campus as well with Economics continuing to attract the best talent.

Coaching  institute claims  success in IIT test
New Delhi, June 2
One of the premier institutes giving IIT-JEE coaching in the country, FIITJEE, has claimed that its students have secured the maximum number of top ranks in the IIT joint entrance examination for the fifth consecutive year this time.


IA sail into Raghubir Cricket quarters
New Delhi, June 2
Defending champions Indian Airlines beat Rajdhani Sports by five wickets to sail into the quarter-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road, in the Capital today.

‘Soccer Diary’ carries a wealth of information
New Delhi, June 2
The sixth edition of “Soccer Diary”, brought out by the Delhi Veteran Football Club, carries a wealth of information which is very handy in these days of high World Cup soccer fever.The diary, compiled by the secretary of Veteran Club, Mr Hem Chand, was released by Mr H. J. Dora, Director-General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Mr H.J.Dora, Director-General of the Central Industrial Security Force (right), releases “Soccer Diary” as author Hem Chand looks on.
Mr H.J.Dora, Director-General of the Central Industrial Security Force

Haryana bag team title in junior wrestling
Jhajjar, June 2
Junior Boys Free Style and Greco Roman Style and Fifth Girls National Wrestling Championship being held at the Brigadier Hoshiar Singh Stadium in Bahadurgarh, concluded here today.

BBC-AIR tieup on World Cup
New Delhi, June 2
BBC World Service and All India Radio (AIR) have teamed up to cater to World Cup fever. A special World Cup football update service will keep fans up to date on the matches being played in Japan and Korea.


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