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An experiment in filth and stench, perhaps!
Animal house of research lab in Maulana Azad Medical College in a mess
New Delhi, June 9
The members of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experimentation on Animals came across “underfed’’ animals in "unsanitary conditions’’ in the “filthy’’ animal house of the research laboratory of Maulana Azad Medical College during their recent visit.

An apology for a salary from DTC: Rs 90 a month
New Delhi June 9
Strange but true! In the times we live in, there is hardly anyone who does not take home a four-figure salary on the 30th day of each month. However, Kirpal Singh, 50, who looks older due to the years spent roughing it out in the metropolis, gets a meagre Rs 3 a day. 

High stakes for Akali factions in DSGMC polls
New Delhi, June 9
The stakes are high for the two main Akali factions, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi, in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee polls, as this would be the first direct contest between them since the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, came into being.



A canopy over my head. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Panchayat wants an end to mining
Teekli (Gurgaon), June 9
A ‘panchayat’ of about 50 villages from Gurgaon and bordering districts today expressed concern over the mining in this village which had led to the death of cows in a ‘Gaushala’ here besides damaging the environment.

Diarrhoea claims lives of two children
Ghaziabad, June 9
Two children have died of diarrhoea in Sapanawat village while 12 are serious. A team of government doctors has been despatched to the rural areas to control cholera in villages. The survey team has taken water samples from two villages for analysis. In city areas also, more than a dozen diarrhoea patients are admitted to the government hospital. Doctors claim that cholera has not spread despite several cases.

Posh Rohtak colony thirsts for water
Rohtak, June 9
The residents of Adarsh Nagar here have been thirsting for potable water for ages. They have been consuming contaminated water for several years now and the public health authorities say that a solution could be found only by the district administration. They have already made enough efforts to solve the problem, claim the authorities.

Four killed in road accidents
Sonepat, June 9
Four persons were killed and five injured in different accidents on G T Road and Sonepat-Gohana Road near here on Saturday. According to a report, a Tata 407 carrying vegetables overturned on G T Road near Biswan Meel Stone about 15 kms from here on Saturday, injuring two persons, Sandeep and Suraj Bhan seriously.

Underweight LPG cylinders: Surprise checks ordered
Faridabad, June 9
Irregularities in cooking gas supply and the problem of underweight cylinders have caught the attention of the district authorities, who have ordered the Food and Supplies officials to conduct surprise checking of vehicles of agencies carrying gas cylinders.

  • Health camp held


Here farmers get water for a week in a month
Sonepat, June 9
Repeated announcements made by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for ensuring the supply of canal water to the tail-end villages have assumed farcical overtones as far as Sonepat district, particularly the Rai water service division in the Irrigation Department, is concerned.

‘Strike against Pak if ground situation does not alter’
Meerut, June 9
India would no longer endure the terrorism sponsored directly by Pakistan and was ready to take any steps if the infiltration did not come to an end as assured by the Pakistan President, General Pervez Musharraf. The Defence Secretary, Mr Yogendra Narayan, made this statement while briefing the media after a meeting with Brig K. T. G. Nambiar (Sub Area Commander). He was here on an official visit to the Meerut cantonment. He said the time was ripe for action now as President Musharraf had been cautioned since January.

Parched throats cry for deliverance
Narnaul, June 9
Mahendragarh with its headquarters at Narnaul has been facing acute scarcity of potable water. With summer at its scorching peak and the situation showing no signs of improvement, a large number of news items have also been published in this regard. Admittedly, various governments have been taking care in formulating prospective schemes but till date no permanent solution has been found.

Two booked for duping people
Jhajjar, June 9
The district police booked two persons under various sections of the IPC for allegedly duping people in the name of an anti-corruption agency. A police spokesman said here today that Randhir of Matanhale village stated in an affidavit that Rajesh Bharti of Teha village in Sonepat and Ramphal of Matanhale village have fraudulently floated an anti-corruption agency in Delhi.
  • Power theft
  • Ambulance gifted
  • Killed in mishap
  • SUCI rallies
  • Strike called off
  • Couple assaulted
  • Jot Mahotsava

Manch takes birth to fight for south Haryana
Rewari, June 9
A non-political organisation to work for the development of south Haryana was launched here today. Called the Dakshini Haryana Vikas Manch (South Haryana Development Front), it will fight against the `step-motherly’ treatment being meted out to the region in the matter of development by the successive state governments.

Defacement of property: 447 convicted
New Delhi, June 9
As many as 447 men have been convicted since December for defacing government property. With tonnes of posters, banners, tin plates and kiosks off buildings and public spaces removed, Urban Development Minister A. K. Walia says the city is looking cleaner now.

Woman dies of burns
Two persons, including a woman, died and some others were injured in various incidents in the town since Saturday. Poonam (25), wife of Vijay Kumar, resident of Shiv Durga Vihar in Lakadpur village, died of burns in Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital this morning.


Timber merchant shoots down carpenter
Rohtak, June 9
A carpenter was shot dead allegedly by a timber merchant on the Jhajjar road here this morning. The deceased was identified as Ramesh, resident of Vijay Nagar locality here.


The ‘Banana Watch’ of the 1920s makes appearance with all the curves intact
WISS watchmakers Tissot has reviewed the avant grade Classic Prince model and has launched it again 85 years after it was first produced. The Classic Prince draws upon the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s that infused the everyday world with elegance.
  • For cool air
  • Woofer system
  • Natural mehndi
  • Comfort wear
  • Gem of jewellery
  • Face wash gel
  • New CNG bus
  • Soft shirts


Colleges refuse downloaded forms
New Delhi June 9
Some of the colleges have shown reluctance in accepting forms downloaded from the official university website despite the instructions of Dr Hema Raghavan, Dean, Student Welfare, Delhi University.

Four Steps aims to foster the ability of children with special needs. 

Children with special needs to have meaningful existence
OUR Steps, a rehabilitation, research and training centre for children with special needs, has been started by the Dalmia Seva Trust. Four Steps intends to empower children with special needs to move towards integration and self-realisation.

  • First-aid workshop

  • Sterling school

  • Principal awarded

“Gifts are the most beautiful expressions of love”
S I look back, I remember that as a child my birthday used to be the most important day for me. I loved all the beautiful gifts I received. They held the promise of wonderful things. At the end of the party, I used to open the gifts with so much excitement. Over the years, many things have changed but I am grateful to God that the one thing that has not changed is the “significance of gifts”.

National Green Corps in schools fails to get going
Faridabad, June 9
Pollution is perhaps one of the issues that require the utmost attention. But it seems to get the least priority when it comes to the implementation of various schemes announced from time to time.

Girls outclass boys in graduate exams
Rohtak, June 9
Girls outclassed boys once again in BA/BSc/BCom (part III) examinations conducted by Maharshi Dayanand University, results of which were declared this evening. While Shuchi Gupta of Public Girls College, Rewari secured the first position by scoring 988 marks out of 1,200 in BA, Vidhi of University College, Rohtak topped in BSc examination by scoring 1,350 marks out of 1450.


Chand Khanna claim Raghubir Cricket Cup
New Delhi, June 9
Chand Khanna inflicted a five-wicket defeat on Indian Airlines to claim the 26th Lala Raghubir Singh Cup Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road, in the Capital. Chand Khanna captain Sumit Dogra played a crackling unbeaten knock of 81 runs.

Modern School chairperson Mrs Ketki Sood giving away the Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket Cup to Chand Khanna captain Sumit Dogra, watched by former Test player Chetan Chauhan and DDCA vice-president C. K. Khanna in the Capital.

HDFC Bank beat SAIL via spin of coin
New Delhi, June 9
Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and HDFC Bank played a tied match, but the spin of coin favoured the Bankmen for them to win the opening match of the 6th Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

Nischal Gaur of HDFC Bank receiving the Man of the Match Award from Shyam Lal Garg and Ashok Aggarwal in the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.
Nischal Gaur of HDFC Bank receiving the Man of the Match Award from Shyam Lal Garg and Ashok Aggarwal in the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival

NSCC enter Super League final
New Delhi, June 9
National Stadium Coaching Centre beat Air Force on a better run rate to enter the Super League final of the Super A Division in the DDCA League at the Air Force ground.

“Soccer Mela” from Tuesday 
New Delhi, June 9
Nivia Football Club will take on Pachim Heroes in the opening match of the Five-a-Side Ambuja Cup Football Tournament to be organised by the Delhi Veteran Football Club as part of its “Soccer Mela” to celebrate the FIFA World Cup, being played in Asia for the first time ever.

DCF beat Gyan Bharti School
New Delhi, June 9
Dronacharya Cricket Foundation beat Gyan Bharti School, Saket by 63 runs in a limited-over match at the Gyan Bharti School ground.


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