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Hunt for terrorist suspects in Air Force station
New Delhi, June 3
The Delhi Police, in cooperation with various civil and defence intelligence agencies, have launched a massive hunt to trace the four or five armed persons who were reportedly seen entering the Indian Air Force station in Aya Nagar in South Delhi late last night and then disappeared mysteriously.
The Air Force Station at Aya Nagar. The Air Force Station at Aya Nagar.

BJP to take up issue of farmers’ stir with PM
Sonepat, June 3
The Haryana BJP has decided to apprise the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Union Home Minister, Mr L K Advani, of the situation prevailing in the state on account of the farmers’ agitation in Jind and some other places, police firing on the farmers and the ‘rigid’ attitude adopted by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, towards them.


INLD to counter BKU stir politically
Rohtak, June 3
In a belated response, the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has drawn plans to counter the BKU-led farmers’ agitation politically. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) had launched the stir a fortnight ago alleging that Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala has gone back on his electoral promise to provide free electricity and water and reneged on the agreement reached with the BKU on January 31 last.

‘No stocks’ – the stock reply at pumps
New Delhi, June 3
For thousands of vehicle owners in the Capital a trip to the petrol station on Monday turned out to be a exasperating experience. Signboards reading, “No stock,” greeted them, a prelude to the hike in the fuel charges. While the harried motorists drove from one filling station to another, the smug owners seemed to be biding their time, waiting for the hike to be announced.

The sign ‘no stock’ greeted motorists at petrol pumps in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
The sign ‘no stock’ greeted motorists at petrol pumps

BJP troika threatens to move Lokayukta on DVB deal
New Delhi, June 3
Closing their ranks and taking on the Congress-ruled Government of NCT of Delhi for inking an agreement to hand over distribution of electricity to private companies, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s troika of Madan Lal Khurana, Jagdish Mukhi and Mange Ram Garg on Monday accused Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of indulging in “corrupt practices” and threatened to approach the Lokayukta against the decision.

Double murder in Vasant Kunj
New Delhi, June 3
Kishan Lal Khurana, 60, father of the owner of a farm house, Eros Garden, in Vasant Kunj, and an employee, Santosh, 25, were found stabbed to death outside the servant quarters of the sprawling farm house this morning. The owner, Sanjeev Khurana, is away in the US. He has been informed. 

Investigators coming out of the farm house, Eros Garden.
Investigators coming out of the farm house, Eros Garden.

Log in to the virtual classroom
New Delhi, June 3
A virtual classroom, which will answer the needs of students across the country, was launched today by the Sikkim-Manipal University. The launch of this virtual classroom for students of Information Technology is aimed at forging a bridge between teachers and students. 


Power dues waiver scheme off target
Faridabad, June 3
Despite extending the time period for submitting the power dues under the special waiver scheme for another 15 days in May, the total recovery has been well below the expectations. 

‘All lines in this route are busy...’
Narnaul, June 3
What ails the electronic telephone exchange in Narnaul? While telephone connections are too many, the service lines available with the exchange are too few. The result is that it has become really hard for any caller to get any line. The stock reply is ‘all lines in this route are busy, try after sometime’ when one dials any STD line. Observers say things have come to such a pass because of the government policy to provide telephones to every village without augmenting the capacity of the exchanges. It has been observed that whenever one dials the enquiry number 197, it will connect at the Rewari exchange and the receiver never replies immediately. 

For instant justice, visit Lok Adalats
Sonepat, June 3
The 76th Lok Adalat was held in the judicial courts complex here on Saturday. Held amidst heavy downpour, the two-hour session earned a distinction by settling more than 2,200 cases of all categories: civil, matrimonial, service matters and Motor Vehicles Act violations. 

IYC for judicial probe into police firing 
Rohtak, June 3
The president of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, has demanded the setting up of a judicial commission to enquire into the police firing on agitating farmers at some places in Jind and Rohtak districts.

Dr Hema Raghavan ‘Right subject is more important than college’ 
non-conformist, who is trying to bring about the much needed changes in Delhi University, Dr Hema Raghavan, Dean, Students’ Welfare, DU, has come a long way from being a lecturer in Kamla Nehru College. Who would have thought that this little girl, born and brought up in Chennai, would one day make a name for herself and prove all her critics wrong.

Uprooted trees claim four lives
Panipat, June 3
Accidents caused by the uprooted trees lying on roads after the squall have claimed four lives in the district since Sunday. In the first incident, three residents of Khukrana village died when their motorcycle hit an uprooted tree near Saudapur village, 6 km from here, on Sunday night.

8,898 power consumers use waiver scheme
Narnaul, June 3
As many as 8,898 consumers have availed of the recently concluded power dues waiver scheme in Mahendragarh district and deposited Rs 1.91 lakh with the Power Department. As much as Rs 577.89 lakh had been waived by the department.

Stree Shakti camps inaugurated
New Delhi, June 3
In the third instalment after launching Stree Shakti (women empowerment) Programme, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday inaugurated camps in Sarojini Nagar and Mehrauli. The event was last held on April 28.
  • DP inspectors reshuffled
  • Car parking  facility coming up

Kisan Sabha for dialogue with farmers 
Rohtak, June 3
Condemning the brutal repression of the farmers’ agitation by the police, the All India Kisan Sabha appealed to the state government to release the arrest farmers immediately without any condition and resume dialogue with them in the interest of the state.
  • MDU meet
  • Dharna
  • House burgled
  • Sub-post office

Three die in gas cylinder blast in factory
Ghaziabad, June 3
Three workers died and 18 were injured when a gas cylinder exploded in a plastic grain factory in Sahibabad this morning. The injured have been admitted to G.T. Bahadur Hospital, Delhi and local hospitals.


Brother stabs sisters, kills one 
Faridabad, June 3
In a gruesome incident, a youth allegedly murdered one of his sisters and injured another near Palwal town on Sunday night.

Beopar Mandal chief robbed
Sonepat, June 3
Mr Pawan Goel, a wealthy trader and president of the District Beopar Mandal was allegedly robbed by two armed youths near Gopalpur village about 25 km from here last evening.

Hardcore  criminal of Bihar held
New Delhi, June 3
The Kotwali police arrested a notorious criminal of Bihar who was a member of the D. N. Tewari gang operating in that state and was involved in the murder of a police officer and in several other cases.


New colleges, courses frozen in Delhi
New Delhi, June 3
The Government of NCT of Delhi will not give its nod to private educational institutions wanting to establish colleges, offering undergraduate studies or introduce newer academic courses this year, till such time as they strengthen their faculty and augment the infrastructure.

DU orientation programme for SC/ST students 
New Delhi, June 3
A two-day orientation programme for prospective students belonging to Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes to facilitate their admission began today at Delhi University.


Chand Khanna eclipse Shastri Club, enter semis
New Delhi, June 3
Sumit Dogra played a fine all-round game to help Chand Khanna rout Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by 67 runs, and enter the semi-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road in the Capital on Monday. 

ONGC edge past Sonnet Club in DDCA League
New Delhi, June 3
A devastating bowling performance by Ravi Sehgal, who took four wickets for 32 runs, and substantial contributions with the bat by Gagan Khoda (53), Mithun Minhas (40) and Mohd Saif (33), enabled Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) post a thrilling 15 runs victory against Sonnet Club in an A Division Super League match of the DDCA League at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital.

Karthikeyan gets the  winning Edge to keep time
New Delhi, June 3
The winning Edge is what defines a champion. The truism came alive at a function held in the Capital when Titan Industries presented the Titan Edge, its latest offering and the slimmest watch, to Narain Karthikeyan, India’s Formula One champion. With a total slimness of just 3.5 mm and a wafer thin movement of 1.15 mm, the Titan Edge is the slimmest commercially available watch in the world. It was a perfect meeting of two Indians whose skills and precision and above all, quest for excellence, have helped them attain international fame and glory.

India’s Formula One champion Narain Karthikeyan sports the Titan Edge in the company of Bijou Kurien of Titan Industries.
India’s Formula One champion Narain Karthikeyan sports

Union Law Minister Arun Jaitley, cricketer Maninder Singh and singer Shaan with Super Selector host Javed Jaffery
Union Law Minister Arun Jaitley, cricketer Maninder Singh and singer Shaan with Super Selector host Javed Jaffery on the sets of the Super Selector show.

Ankur Garg plays title-winning role for RR Gym
New Delhi, June 3
A captivating all-round performance by Delhi Under-16 player Ankur Garg (85 n o and 4 for 40) steered Rohtak Road Gymkhana to a four-wicket victory against Madan Lal Cricket Academy in the title-match of the sixth Suba Ganda Singh Cup Junior Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground in the Capital.

Jain School tie up with Bhupathi Tennis Village
New Delhi, June 3
The Jain International Residential School has entered into a tie up with the Bhupathi Tennis Village in Bangalore. The association will enable students of Jain International School to get residential facility at the Tennis Village, and a full-time resident schoolteacher at the Village to guide them in their studies.

Ravi Uniyal bowls DSI to victory
New Delhi, June 3
Deadly bowling by Ravi Uniyal (5 for 30) helped DSI beat Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) by 92 runs in the fourth Trans Yamuna Cricket Association (TYCA) League at the Tahirpur Sports Complex ground.


Last chance to settle power bills 
New Delhi, June 3
The Delhi Government has offered a “last and final” opportunity to Delhiites to settle outstanding electricity bills. The offer follows closely on the heels of the decision to privatise the distribution of electricity in the Capital.


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