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Khuranaspeak stirs up a hornet’s nest
New Delhi, June 16
The recent remarks of the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and incharge of Delhi, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, pledging support to the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) for the June 30 elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee have triggered off a debate among the community whether political parties should be allowed to interfere in the religious affairs.

DC’s transfer raises eyebrows
Faridabad, June 16
The abrupt and unexpected transfer of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, by the state government in the midst of a campaign launched by him to check corruption in public life, has raised a few questions. 



PUNJABI PANACHE: A songster casts a spell on the audience with his ‘balle balle’ numbers. 
— photo Anil Sharma.

Preet Vihar police post recovers its rightful owners
New Delhi, June 16
An abandoned police post which had become a den of anti-social elements who would come to the post to chat and clink glasses or what have you, presents a picture of law and order today.

Suspect in Yadav murder case nabbed
Ghaziabad, June 16
Ghaziabad Police today claimed to have arrested the second murderer of the Parmanand Yadav, vice-president of the Rashtriya Parvartan Dal. Satinder Jat was held from Vijay Nagar Medical Trijunction on Saturday night along with the pistol used in the murder, SSP Chander Prakash said.

DVB privatisation in sync with Centre’s policy: Suresh Prabhu
Suresh PrabhuNew Delhi, June 16
The Centre is pinning hopes on privatised power distribution in Delhi with Union Power Minister Suresh Prabhu saying that this could eventually bring down distribution losses by netting the “big fishes”. 

Chemist shops raided to check fake drugs
Faridabad, June 16
The Drug Control authorities have launched a campaign to check the sale of spurious medicines. 

Here’s mud in your eye!
Sonepat, June 16
The Kundli police have launched a massive hunt to apprehend a prisoner, Anil, alias Bhagta, who was involved in a number of cases of murder and looting. 

Metro Rail: An open sesame to many public facilities
ast week, the management of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation invited the MLAs from Trans-Yamuna constituencies to go round some of their project sites and see for themselves how the work was progressing.



Hooda wants central team to visit Haryana
Rohtak, June 16
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has demanded that the official team of the Union Government proposed to visit Punjab should also visit Haryana to take stock of the “atrocities” allegedly committed against the agitating farmers by the Chautala government recently.

Delhi Metro line to be extended till Gurgaon
Gurgaon, June 16
The Union Government has agreed to extend the Delhi Metro Railway service to Gurgaon, the Haryana Town and Country Planning Minister, Mr Dhir Pal Singh, said here today.

A model at a fashion show on ‘Khaddar To Khadi - A 50-year Journey’
A model at a fashion show on ‘Khaddar To Khadi - A 50-year Journey’, organised by the Sarvoday Ashram in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Gandhi Ashram: Working to uplift the SCs and STs
New Delhi, June 16
The Gandhi Ashram in Dhakka village near Kingsway Camp has been an active witness to the development of the area and society after Independence. It has been serving the society for more than 32 years.

Girl commits suicide after failing in exam
Faridabad, June 16
A teenaged girl student who failed in her Class 12 examinations committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a moving train near the old Faridabad railway station on Saturday.

Shiv Sena threatens stir against excise policy
New Delhi, June 16
The Shiv Sena has threatened to launch an agitation against the Delhi Government’s new liberalised excise policy. Accusing the government of playing a crude joke on the people, vice-president of the party’s Delhi unit Abhimanyu Gulati said the move to partially privatise the liquor trade was “anti-people”.

Violence mars Bar Association election
Jhajjar, June 16
A violent scuffle marked the elections of the District Bar Association (Anand Prakash Kadian group) as lawyers of the defected group allegedly tried to disrupt the poll process here on Saturday.

7.35 lakh saplings to be planted
New Delhi, June 16
Volunteers and officials of the Government of NCT of Delhi alike will be engaged to plant saplings as part of the Department of Environment’s Green Delhi campaign. 



Smuggled liquor seized
New Delhi, June 16
The West district police of the Capital claimed to have seized 864 quarter bottles of smuggled liquor from a Maruti van on the Bahadurgarh road on Saturday and arrested two persons. 

Five-year-old raped
Narnaul, June 16

A five-year-old girl student from village Amerpura Jorasi was reported to have been brutally raped on Saturday night. 


Elegant and spacious, this bathtub is quite a pool to swim in
oven Gold, producers of bathing products, has launched a new exclusive range of bathtubs. The range comprises round-shaped ‘Eden’, a bathtub designed for two people, a cornet-shaped ‘El dorado’, a tub with a cascading waterfall, and a cornet-shaped ‘Utopia’, a tub with many features.

  • Cool wear

  • Safe switches

  • Portable CD player

  • All-weather torch

  • Hair care range

  • Shades to hair

  • Herbal henna

  • Linen trousers




A wannabe VJ auditioning at the Nickelodeon Chhota VJ hunt at Hotel Park
A wannabe VJ auditioning at the Nickelodeon Chhota VJ hunt at Hotel Park in the Capital on Saturday. The auditions were carried out by VJs Cyrus Broacha and Mini Mathur.

Delhi kids to crusade for environmental cause abroad
hree students from the Capital have been chosen to represent the country at the International Children’s Summit, scheduled to be held in Johannesburg. These children will join seven more children selected from all over the country to represent India at the Johannesburg festival later this year. Alysha and Nupur along with Azam have been chosen from the Capital by Navdanya to present India’s environmental cause abroad.

  • Summer camp

The ennobling power to make a difference
sometimes feel powerless and small, overwhelmed and inadequate, engulfed in thoughts and feelings that perhaps what I am doing is insignificant, that my life’s pursuits, that my teaching is futile. I say who am I to change the world? Who am I to think that I can make a difference?” Such thoughts are not uncommon. In fact, it is easy for most of us to identify with the diffidence and frustration experienced by this teacher. 



Delhi Ranji Trophy player Mithun Minhas receiving the Man of the Match Award
Delhi Ranji Trophy player Mithun Minhas receiving the Man of the Match Award in the Hari Ram Cricket Tournament.

ONGC enter Hari Ram Cricket last four
New Delhi, June 16
A fine all-round performance by Delhi Ranji Trophy player Mithun Minhas (49 n o and 3 for 28) and a swashbuckling knock of 61 by Radhey Shyam Gupta enabled

Sheethal Goutham annexes third title in a row
New Delhi, June 16
Sheethal Goutham, who is emerging as an “unbeatable”, pocketed her third title in the ITF Women’s Tennis Circuit Tournament when she beat her doubles partner.  

Manoj Trehan Manoj helps Faith Academy win
New Delhi, June 16
Manoj Trehan shone with the bat as well as the ball to help Faith Cricket Academy beat Thyagi Sports Academy by 68 runs in the first S R Malhan Memorial (Under-16) Cricket Tournament at the Tyagi Public School ground.

Delhi Cantt maintain winning spree
New Delhi, June 16
Delhi Cantonment maintained their winning spree when they scored their third successive victory beating Paschim Heroes 7-2 in the Second Raman Lamba Memorial Five-a-Side Football Tournament for the Ambuja Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

Yogesh, Rajesh shine for Salwan
New Delhi, June 16
Rapidfire knocks by Yogesh Kumar (73) and Rajeev Sharma (52) helped Salwan Boys beat DAV School, Shalimar Bagh, by 31 runs in a league match of the second Raman Lamba Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Salwan School ground.Top

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