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Penalising the honest, sparing the guilty
New Delhi, June 13
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s clarion call for “zero tolerance to corruption” does not seem to have many takers in the Government of NCT of Delhi. 

SAD (B) expels candidate
New Delhi, June 13
In an apparent damage control exercise, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today expelled its official candidate from Sahib Pura ward, Mr Atma Singh Lubana, for acting against the interest of the community in an 1984 anti-Sikh riot case. 
Union Minister S.S. Dhindsa and Jathedar Avtar Singh Hit addressing a press conference Union Minister S.S. Dhindsa and Jathedar Avtar Singh Hit addressing a press conference in the Capital on Thursday.
— Tribune Photo

Cong activist’s murder: Cops yet to zero in on killers
Faridabad, June 13
Three weeks have passed since the sensational murder of local Congress activist Amarjeet Singh. However, the police have yet to zero in on the killers. 



  Gurgaon: Jolt to industrial peace
Gurgaon June 13
Time was when the industrial city of Gurgaon was a mecca for investors. The crime rate was almost zilch. Bonhomie marked the labour-management relations.

Monkey man resurfaces
Ghaziabad, June 13
The monkey man, who had terrorised people in Ghaziabad, Noida and later in East Delhi last summer is back in business again, having attacked and injured at least 12 persons in two Ghaziabad villages, Dehra and Jodhapur, under the Mussori police station. 

Greek is dead! Long live Sanskrit!
New Delhi, June 13
The declining popularity of Sanskrit in schools and colleges has left the officials as well as academicians worried about the future of the ancient tongue. With more students opting for foreign languages, Sanskrit may go the way of Greek! It is perhaps to address this dangerous phenomenon that the Government of India has allocated a packet for the rejuvenation and propagation of the language. 



Deputy Commissioner – civic body spat snowballs
Jhajjar, June 13
The ongoing spat between the Deputy Commissioner and the Municipal Council, Bahadurgarh, authorities further intensified with one more contentious issue emerging. This time, the controversy involves a private firm - M/s Quick Cleaning - which was given a three-year contract for sanitation services in parts of Bahadurgarh town.

Kirti Reddy during the promotion of her film
Kirti Reddy during the promotion of her film ‘Badhai Ho Badhai’ at Karol Bagh in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Bansi Lal tells Chautala not to stand on prestige
Sonepat, June 13
Former Chief Minister and the chief of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Bansi Lal, has expressed grave concern over the ongoing agitation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union at Kandela (Jind) and other places.

‘Activist’ DPRO turns into INLD spokesperson
Panipat, June 13
The District Public Relations Office, long infamous for giving undue publicity far removed from truth to various ministries and government departments through press notes, seems to have assumed the role of the INLD spokesman now.

Congress stoking Kandela embers?
Panipat, June 13
“The Kandela episode has become an agitation of the Congress only. The party has been adding fuel to fire to make the agitation violent.” The president of the district unit of the Indian National Lok Dal, Mr Katar Singh Chokkar, in a press statement alleged this today.

Members from association of the victims of Uphaar tragedy
Members from association of the victims of Uphaar tragedy during the prayer at ''Smiriti Upavan'' opposite Uphaar cinema green park extension, in the memory of 59 innocent lives which were lost in the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy in the 13th June 1997 in the capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo

Water crisis may force migration: Cong MLA
Narnaul, June 13
Mr Narender Singh, Congress MLA from Ateli Mandi, plans to raise the issue of water shortage in Mahendragarh district in the coming assembly session. Talking to ‘NCR Tribune’, Mr Narendra Singh lamented that there was no water even to drink in the district.

Arrests for loan recovery not right: CPM
Rohtak, June 13

The CPM, Haryana, has hoped that the ongoing farmers’ agitation led by the BKU in some parts of the state would end soon through bilateral negotiations and a respectable solution found.

15 NTPC stations get awards
New Delhi, June 13
Fifteen power stations of the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd were presented the ‘National Awards for Meritorious Performance by Thermal Power Stations’ for the year 1999-2000 by Mr Suresh P. Prabhu, Union Minister of Power, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, at a function held in the Capital.

Complain to your heart’s content
New Delhi

“Why spend money on toing and froing between home and Government of NCT of Delhi’s offices when you can register your complaint at the press of a button sitting in an internet café or kiosk?” 

If it is Monday, it must be a holiday

It’s holiday time in the State government offices in Haryana with four days off this weekend. The work would now be resumed on Monday next. 

Machhgar residents block traffic
Faridabad, June 13
About 100 residents of Machhgar village and nearby areas blocked traffic on the Mohna-Chhainsa road in Ballabgarh subdivision today in protest against the disruption in the power supply for the past three days.



Man who threatened IWHF nabbed
New Delhi, June 13
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested a mechanical engineer from Tamil Nadu, who had worked with reputed firms in India and the US, for getting cancelled the 10th Women’s Hockey Cup qualifier by writing threatening letters to the Indian Women’s Hockey Federation. 

One killed, 22 hurt as bus turns turtle
Narnaul, June 13

One person was killed and 22 others were injured when a private bus going from Narnaul to Buhana (Rajasthan) turned turtle after a truck hit it near Raghunathpura (near Police Firing Range), about 3 km from here, today afternoon.

Two highway robbers arrested
Sonepat, June 13
The special staff of the Sonepat police have arrested two highway robbers and recovered a motorcycle with fake registration numbers, another motorcycle with fake number plates, a bus pass, a country-made pistol and four live cartridges.

Six murders solved in Rohtak
Rohtak, June 13
The district police claimed to have solved all the six cases of murder reported during the past one week. 

Four held for grabbing land, duping builder
New Delhi, June 13
The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police arrested Harish Kumar, Harender Singh, Raj Kumar and Bhopal Choudhary, who allegedly grabbed a plot in Kalkaji, cheated a buyer and a bank of lakhs of rupees.



Purva Joshi hitches her wagon to a star
he is young and talented. She has been critically acclaimed for her performance in her latest play ‘Khamosh adalat jaari hai.’ She is just a recent NSD pass-out. Yet, she bids fair to become a star. Meet Purva Joshi who has a cornucopia of talent. Born and brought up in the beautiful city of Indore, Purva completed her studies there and shifted to Delhi in 1999. A science enthusiast, Purva took up arts under her parent’s guidance.

  • Exhibition and auction
    ‘Indiart’, an exhibition and auction of Indian contemporary artists‘Indiart’, an exhibition and auction of Indian contemporary artists, is to be held in London from July 1, 2002. The International Institute of Fine Arts, India, set up by Satish Kumar Modi is organising this auction and exhibition. It's an effort to bring together reputable artists including the likes of Manjit Bawa, Akbar Padamsee, Ara, Satish Gujral, Anjolie Ela Menon, Jaysri Burman, Paresh Maity, Lady Catherine Young, Jitish Kalat, Arpita Singh, Luxma Gaud and Raja.

  • Honest journalism
    Doyen of journalistsAn exhibition on Mr C.Y. Chintamani based on public records, private papers and contemporary photographs was held at the National Archives of India. An eminent and a shining example of honest journalism, Chirravoori Yajneshwara Chintamani was one of the greatest editors of his time. He was one of those leaders who struggled till their last breath for achieving swaraj.
    Born in 1880 at Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh, he was appointed editor of the newspaper ‘'Vizag Spectator’ at the age of 18.

  • Ms Rashmi Singh Tributes to Guru
    The International Melody Foundation and India International Centre organised an evening of Bharatnatyam dance by Ms Rashmi Singh in memory of Padamshree Guru Dandyudapanipillai. The evening had an impressive gathering with Mr Eduardo Faleiro, former External Affairs Minister of India, diplomats from Mauritius, France and Austria leading the guest list. Mrs Leela Venkatraman, an eminent dance critic began the evening by speaking about the guru and his style of dancing, which has contributed substantially to this art form.

Soaps killing our culture
amily dramas can be viewed by the entire family as they cater to all age groups and can be enjoyed together.” These are the views shared by Mr Sneh Sharma and Mr S.P. Verma, two common men of our country. 



Sumit hits unbeaten century for Citizen
New Delhi, June 13
Chand Khanna recorded a crushing eight-victory against Professional Management Group in the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital.

Pitamber Dutt receiving the Man of the Match Award
Pitamber Dutt receiving the Man of the Match Award in the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Cricket Tournament.

HDFC Bank sail into Hari Ram Cricket semis
New Delhi, June 13
HDFC Bank banked on the batting pyrotechniques of Pitamber Dutt and Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy player Prashant Malviya to stun star-studded Railways by 21 runs and enter the semi-final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

Seedings hold good in ITF Women’s Tennis
New Delhi, June 13
Seedings more or less held good as the top three seeds qualified for the semi-finals of the ITF Women's Tennis Circuit Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts in the Capital. Only fourth-seeded Sonal Phadke could not keep her date with victory as she crashed out rather tamely to sixth seeded Radhika Tulpule at 0-6,4-6.

Anant Marichi bowls Salwan to victory
New Delhi, June 13
A devastating bowling performance by Anant Marichi (5 for 41) helped Salwan Boys School beat Poorvi Delhi Club by 153 runs and enter the semi-final of the second Karnail Singh Memorial Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Tyagi Public School ground.

Muttu hattricks for Nivia Club
New Delhi, June 13
Nivia Club outplayed Golden Stars 9-3 in the second Five-a-Side Raman Lamba Memorial Football Tournament for the Ambuja Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. A five-goal spree, including a hattrick, by Muttu was the highlight of the match.

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