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Problem of plenty: 46 docs against 23 posts
Ghaziabad, June 6
The State administration has asked the city CMO, Dr A K Sharma, to explain why 46 doctors are working in the District Hospital, Ghaziabad, when the administration has sanctioned only 23 posts.

Good news for patients: Doctored prescriptions
New Delhi, June 6
Here is some good news for patients. The Delhi Medical Association has cracked the whip on drug manufacturers by deciding to promote standard medical prescriptions giving generic names instead of specific brand names.

MC chief takes on ‘corrupt’ dept
Panipat, June 6
The campaign of the Municipal Council chief, Mr Sanjay Bhatia, against corruption in the Building and Enforcement Branch has entered a decisive phase. He has shot off a letter to the Haryana Government for a “high-level” inquiry into a “big scam” in the branch, which had left the MC poorer by several lakhs of rupees.



Huda makes light of seal-tampering issue
Gurgaon, June 6
The Haryana Urban Development Authority finds itself in an embarrassing situation as the Dakhini Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd is unwilling to relent with regard to the alleged tampering of the seal of its electric meter in the prestigious Leisure Valley garden.

THE EPITOME OF CONCENTRATION: Admission seekers going through admission forms. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rajje was a political chameleon
Gurgaon, June 6
The broad daylight murder of Rajesh alias Rajje last week baffled the police here since he had acted as an ‘informer’ of the police. He would inform the cops of the illegal activities of his rival gangs in the city.

Man dies in custody of excise team
Jhajjar, June 6
A 35-year-old man reportedly died in the custody of officials of the Excise and Taxation Department here today. According to information, Jaipal, a resident of Baharana village, was whisked away by the officials of the department on Wednesday night.

Child’s body rolls off scooter
Noida, June 6
A scooterist, who was carrying the body of a child in a jute bag, sped away when the corpse fell off the vehicle.
The police said at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday a youth stopped his scooter at a wayside restaurant in Sector-57, possibly for a cup of tea.

Animal board to seal Mewat border to save cows
Rewari, June 6
The National Animal Welfare Board, working under the Union Ministry of Social Justice, decided to take all necessary measures to stop the slaughter of cows. The steps include the sealing of the Mewat region of Haryana in order to prevent the import of cows from the neighbouring areas of Haryana and Rajasthan as well as their export from Mewat to other parts of the country.


Many Sonepat defaulters cough up power dues
Sonepat, June 6
The power dues waiver scheme, launched by the state government, for giving 75 per cent concession to the rural power consumers, has yielded good results in Sonepat circle of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam.

Tohra faction releases list of nominees
New Delhi, June 6
The Tohra faction of the Shiromani Akali Dal today released the list of its candidates who have filed their nomination papers for the June 30 elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee. The Badal faction had released its official list of candidates on Tuesday.

Child labour, illegal units rampant in Sahibabad
Ghaziabad, June 6
Eight out of 19 labourers injured in the explosion in the Amar Plastics factory in Sahibabad on Sunday were minors while one of the dead, Pintu, was only 17 years. Employing child labour — those below 18 years of age — is illegal under the labour laws.s.

MCD signs MoU on infrastructure
New Delhi, June 6
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company for providing expertise in upgrading and enhancing the urban development services in the Capital.

MD and CEO of IDFC Nasser Munjee (left) shaking hands with MCD Commissioner Rakesh Mehta after signing the MoU for speedy and comprehensive development of urban infrastructure as Delhi Mayor Jaishree Panwar looks on in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal.

MD and CEO of IDFC Nasser Munjee shaking hands with MCD Commissioner Rakesh Mehta

HVP to hold rallies at Gurgaon, Rewari
Rewari, June 6
The Haryana Vikas Party, led by former Chief Minister Bansi Lal, has stepped up its activities in Ahirwal in the wake of the “growing unrest” among the masses, particularly the farmers.

End to BKU agitation  in sight
Rohtak, June 6
The continuation of road blockades notwithstanding, the fortnight-old BKU-sponsored farmers’ agitation may be called off sooner than expected.
The government appears to have made up its mind to settle the issues concerning the BKU leaders and the farmers.

From dancer to dealer, she is never out of step
New Delhi, June 6
When a trained classical dancer with a penchant for cars decides to turn entrepreneur, the spotlight shifts from the agile and rhythmic movements to the manoeuvrability of a woman in a cut-throat world of business.

Shop gutted in Savitri Nagar
New Delhi, June 6
A fire broke out in a shop in the Savitri Nagar area of Malviya Nagar in South Delhi following an explosion of a gas compressor kept inside the general store shop.
The explosion was so powerful that the ceiling of the shop was broken and the vehicles parked near the shop were damaged.

NTPC stations to get  productivity awards
New Delhi, June 6
Twelve Power Stations of National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. have been selected for the Government of India’s Meritorious Productivity Awards for the year 1999-2000.

Five safai karamcharis suspended
Faridabad, June 6
Five safai karamcharis have been placed under suspension at Hodal town for allegedly misbehaving with a member of the municipal committee. The employees were asked to complete a work but they allegedly misbehaved with the member, it is stated.


32 vehicle thefts solved, one held
New Delhi, June 6
With the arrest of a resident of Bhagpat in Uttar Pradesh, the North district police today claimed to have worked out 32 cases of motor vehicle theft.
The suspect, Jan Mohammad (33), operated in areas of North-East district adjacent to UP border. He used to dispose of the stolen vehicles in Uttar Pradesh, where he had contacts and a number of customers for his stolen vehicles.


Publishing industry: It’s time to book pirates
New Delhi, June 6
The next time you are tempted to buy a pirated book off a pavement, think of the loss of revenue that you are causing to the government.
Book piracy leaves the exchequer nursing a loss of over Rs 100 crore each year. The Rs 7000-crore publishing industry is fighting a battle against piracy claiming that nearly 25 per cent of the revenue earned each year comes from the black market sale of the pirated books.


MDU suspends Reader of English
Rohtak, June 6
The Executive Council of Maharshi Dayanand University today ordered the suspension of Dr N. K. Rattan, Reader, Department of English. It also approved the closure of the Rural Development Department.

Too many students chasing too few seats
New Delhi, June 6
With more than 45 per cent seats reserved under various heads in Delhi University for undergraduate courses, the competition among candidates in the general category is likely to be fierce, especially when 10 lakh applicants are vying for just 24,000 seats. “The DU authorities can provide for more seats in the evening colleges. I have put across this viewpoint but the problem lies with the infrastructure,” says Dr Hema Raghavan, Dean, Students’ Welfare, Delhi University.

Students filling up admission forms at one of the centres of Delhi University in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Students filling up admission forms at one of the centres of Delhi University in the Capital on Thursday.

DUSU vice-chief goes on indefinite hunger strike
New Delhi, June 6
Nakul Bharadwaj, vice-president of the Delhi University Students Union, today went on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against the lack of support from the DUSU president, Neetu Verma. Nakul Bhardwaj belongs to the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad while Neetu Verma represents the National Student Union of India.


India’s dancing twins aim to reach the zenith of Kathak world
Kathak, though essentially a solo dance form, is the ideal medium of expression for India’s only dancing twins. A synergy of grace and rhythm, of perfect understanding shared from birth. This is what is said about the dancing twins of India, Diksha and Divya. The duo have given some scintillating performances both in India and abroad and earned a name and fame for themselves.

The duo have given scintillating performances both in India and abroad.

The duo have given scintillating performances both in India and abroad.

  • Moods of Mandu

  • Painting expo

This genre is a feast for the soul of any music lover

Qawwali, as truly said and believed, is the musical path to spiritual ecstasy. It is a recognized musical genre only in India and Pakistan, despite the fact that Islam has a following all over the world. Musicologists attribute this to the fact that perhaps it was only in the sub-continent that music played such an essential part in religion.

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a great exponent of Sufi qawwali.

Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a great exponent of Sufi qawwali.


Rachit Kapoor shines with bat for DDCA President’s XI
New Delhi, June 6
Rachit Kapoor played a capital knock of 96, studded with eight fours off 91 balls, to guide the DDCA President’s XI to an 88 runs victory over Karma President’s XI in a limited overs match played at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital.

DDCA president Arun Jaitley with former Test players Kirti Azad and Atul Wassan and BCCI vice-president C.K.Khanna during the prize distribution function of a limited-over match at the Kotla ground.

Nawab, Salim blast  four-under 66
New Delhi, June 6
The duo of Mohd. Nawab and Mohd. Salim put to good use their experience with each firing in a superb four-under 66 to take joint lead after the opening round of the Rs 1.5 lakh Qutab Mini-Tour event being held at the par-70 DDA Qutab Golf Course in the Capital.

Vikram AnandVikram, Ishan star for Tyagi Academy
New Delhi, June 6
Tyagi Sports Academy beat Crifit Cricket Academy by six wickets in the opening match of the S R Malhan Memorial Under-16 Cricket Tournament at the Tyagi Public School ground. Captain Vikram Anand and Ishan Singh put on 168 runs for the third wicket to star in Tyagi Sports Academy’s victory.

Inborn Club beat Madras in DDCA League
New Delhi, June 6
Fine all-round performances by Sonu Vaid (2 for 37 and 21) and Suresh Tanwar (2 for 16 and 21) helped Inborn Club beat Madras Club by 17 runs in an A-I Division Super League match of the DDCA League at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital.

Gagan bowls IA into final
New Delhi, June 6
A devastating bowling performance of 5 for 15 by Gagan Deep Singh propelled Indian Airlines into final after they trounced Collage Group by 97 runs in the
second semi-final of the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road, in the Capital on Thursday.

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