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Pvt agency to recruit constables for Delhi
New Delhi, June 14
The Delhi Police have hired a private New Delhi-based agency for recruiting over 2000 constables. The task was earlier assigned to senior officers posted with the Armed Police battalions.

Tough going in 12 wards
New Delhi, June 14
In a crucial meeting presided over by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the SAD (Badal) today discussed the strengths and weakness of the candidates in each of the 46 wards and has formed a five-member committee to come out with a strategy to tilt the scales in these wards, party sources told the NCR Tribune.

Next on Delhi govt’s chopping block: Sale of liquor
New Delhi, 14
After exiting from the distribution of electricity, and readying to divest its stake in certain civic utilities like the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), next on the Government of NCT of Delhi’s chopping block is sale of liquor. The Cabinet met on Friday evening to discuss the draft excise policy that is to come into force next month.


LIP SERVICE: Lakme lip watchers during a campaign in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

SURGE goes to court for faster development
Gurgaon, June 14
Upset with the ‘slow pace’ of development in Gurgaon and the ‘apathy’ of the officialdom, the Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon and its Environs (SURGE), an NGO, has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court to set things right. The organisation was floated more than a year ago under the chairmanship of the country’s former foreign Secretary, Mr J.N. Dixit.

Airtel’s entry has rivals’ phones tinkling
Panipat, June 14
Come June 15 and the mobile phone scene in Haryana will not be the same. With the private sector telecom giant—Airtel—launching the mobile service in Haryana tomorrow, a mobile war is in the offing and the customer is set to be king even as the alarm bells ring for the other competitors.

More users giving go-by to BSNL
Faridabad, June 14
The consumers of the private phone service are growing in Faridabad. Within the first six months of its launch, the connections have crossed 5,000 and the company targets to have at least 15,000 by the end of this year.

Armed men strike for 3rd time in NW Delhi
New Delhi, June 14
Armed desperadoes struck for the third time in less than a week in the North West area of Saraswati Vihar and after beating up the inmates of a house in Kapil Vihar escaped with cash and jewellery worth several thousand rupees.


With Health Department headless, water crisis deepens
Sonepat, June 14
The administration of the Public Health Department in this city seems to have collapsed since the retirement of the Superintending Engineer and the transfer of the Executive Engineer from here. This has resulted in a water crisis, causing inconvenience to thousands of residents as a result of disruption in water supply system almost every day.

On the occasion of Guru Arjan Devji’s martyrdom day on Friday, chhabeels were organised at various places in the Capital.
On the occasion of Guru Arjan Devji’s martyrdom day on Friday, chhabeels were organised at various places in the Capital.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Boycott Hooda’s padayatra: HKU
Sonepat, June 14
Mr Dharampal Deswal, president of the Haryana Kisan Union, today appealed to farmers of the state to boycott the padayatra undertaken by the president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, as Mr Hooda had no sympathy for them.

Sonepat gears up for floods
Sonepat, June 14
The Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the Irrigation Department, Haryana, Mr Chander Singh, reviewed the progress of flood protection works in Sonepat district with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. N. Roy, and other district officials here last evening.

BSF soldier cremated with full honours
Rewari, June 14
The body of Naresh Kumar Yadav, Assistant Commandant of BSF (Border Security Force), was cremated with military honours, at his native village Nandrampur Bas, about 20 km from here, today.

Units suffer due to sewer line blockage
New Delhi, June 14
The units in the Capital's largest industrial area, Okhla, are faced with a peculiar problem of sewer line blockage, which is affecting the work.

Residents block traffic to protest power cuts
New Delhi June 14
Irate residents of several East Delhi colonies on either side of the busy Vikas Marg took to the streets and blocked traffic for over an hour on Thursday night to protest against frequent power cuts even as the Delhi Vidyut Board top brass continued to maintain that the situation was normal.

V has become one of the most popular mediums of education today. No wonder, the viewing of TV has registered a spectacular increase. Be it a student or an old man, one can find them glued to the ‘small screen’. For hours, sitting in front of the `idiot box’ has become a fad. There were times when family members and friends were interested in personal interaction.


  • Sick units

  • Results’ anomaly

  • Role of media

  • Sports stadium needed

  • Thank you, NCR Tribune

Fake audio cassettes seized, two arrested
Rohtak, June 14
The police arrested two youths on Thursday evening who were allegedly indulged in preparing fake audio cassettes at a house located in Indira Colony locality here.
  • Parole breach 

  • Vehicle stolen

  • Gang busted

  • Woman stabbed

  • Commits suicide

  • Baby dies

  • Man run over

  • Effigy burnt

  • Martyrdom day

  • Case registered

  • Youth kills himself

  • Waterless


City traffic cops held for taking bribe
New Delhi, June 14
The anti-corruption branch of the Delhi Police arrested four traffic officials on charges of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 800 from a private bus operator. They were arrested from JNU T-point where they were posted. The traffic police personnel were identified as sub-inspector, Chhote Lal Dwivedi, constables, Duryodhan Singh, Ashok Singh and Harender Singh.

Graft cases against inspector, SIs
Ghaziabad, June 14
The CBCID today registered a case under various sections against the inspector of Pilkhua Police Station, two SIs, four constables and a police jeep driver for having arrested and kept in illegal detention two persons in the police station and for demanding bribe from them.

Four killed in road mishaps
Sonepat, June 14
A motorcyclist died on the spot while saving a woman on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road here on Thursday evening.

3 Zen occupants killed in accident
Noida, June 14
A dumper driver hit a Zen car resulting in an on-the-spot death of three persons, including the mother-son duo in Greater Noida on Thursday night. The driver had lost control when a cow came in front of the vehicle.


SITM get-together held
Rewari, June 14
A get-together of students and staff of the Somany Institute of Technology and Management was organised to mark the expiry of the first session (July 2001 to June 2002) on the college campus today.

Caste feud in men’s hostel on North Campus
New Delhi June 14
The post-graduate Men's hostel on North Campus has become a battle ground for two group of students belonging to two different castes. While one group is demanding the removal of the provost, the other is vehemently opposing this.


Durga Prasad stars for Super Star Club
New Delhi, June 14
Former Railway Ranji Trophy player Durga Prasad put on a fine all-round performance to help Super Star Club beat Winsom Club by three wickets to enter the quarter-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital on Friday. 

Youngsters move up in Hari Ram Cricket

New Delhi, June 14
Last year’s runners-up Collage Group and Youngsters Club played a tied match but the spin of coin favoured the Youngsters and they moved into the quarter-final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.

Union Minister Ashok Pradhan presenting the Man of the Match Award to Jitender Solanki in the Hari Ram Cricket Tournament.

Union Minister Ashok Pradhan presenting the Man of the Match Award to Jitender Solanki

DPS lift Shakti Cup cricket
New Delhi, June 14
Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj beat Young Friends by 42 runs in the final of the first Rashtra Shakti Vidyalaya Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.

Ashish MongaAshish Monga hits century
New Delhi, June 14
A blazing century by Ashish Monga, who scored 113 off just 86 balls with four sixes and ten boundaries, helped Tyagi Sports Academy beat Baptist School by 83 runs in a limited-over match played at the Tyagi Public School ground. Ashish Monga was named the man of the match, and the prize money for the award was presented by Suresh Tyagi.

Dalbir SinghDalbir Singh to lead Indraprastha Academy
New Delhi, June 14
Dalbir Singh will lead a 16-member Indraprastha Sports Academy team for participation in an All-India Cricket Tournament to be held in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Haryana Senior Hockey

Sheethal Goutham to meet Shruti Dhawan in final
New Delhi, June 14
Top-seeded Sheethal Goutham will take on second-seeded Shruti Dhawan in the final of the ITF Women’s Tennis Circuit Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Saturday at 4.30 pm.

Cricket stars wish Jeev luck
New Delhi, June 14
Leading cricketers Ashish Nehra, Murali Karthik, Nikhil Chopra, Rahul Sanghvi and Vijay Dahiya wished good luck to Jeev Milkha Singh, who became the first Indian to make it into the main draw of the US Open Golf Championship, which started at the par-70 Bethpage Black course on Thursday.


Rs 10.7 crore earmarked for Gautam Budh Nagar
Noida, June 14
The state government has increased the budget for Gautam Budh Nagar district by 10 per cent by approving a sum of Rs 10.73 crore. A sum of Rs 1.11 crore will be spent on building Vikas Bhawan and Rs 25 lakh on setting up a girls’ inter college in Noida town. A sum of Rs 5 lakh will be spent on developing Dankaur from the tourists’ point of view.

Development work in colonies around IAF base stops
Faridabad, June 14
Thousands of residents of colonies located within 1 km range of the Air Force Station in the NIT zone of the town are perturbed over the reported decision of the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad (MCF) to suspend development work in the region indefinitely. The agitated residents have now turned the heat on the MCF corporator from the area and the authorities concerned.

Elaborate measures for rainy season
New Delhi, June 14
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is making elaborate arrangements to deal with any emergency arising out of rains in the ensuing monsoon season.


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