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Punjab leaders to do their share of pressing flesh
New Delhi, June 17
Senior Akali leaders and party workers of the Akali factions from Punjab are likely to descend on the Capital this weekend to boost their respective party’s – Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi – poll prospects in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
The head of Namdhari Durbar, Sada Singh, extends his support to SAD Delhi candidate The head of Namdhari Durbar, Sada Singh, extends his support to SAD Delhi candidate from Ramesh Nagar, Harcharan Singh, in the Capital. 

PGIMS chief ready to roll out the red carpet for VIPs 
Rohtak, June 17
The Director of Pt B. D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Maj-Gen Virender Singh Punia (retd), who joined the institute just two months ago, seems to have been bitten by the VIP bug.


Mahavir Chowk to take a turn for the better
Gurgaon, June 17
After a series of flip-flops to ensure smooth traffic flow at Mahavir Chowk, located in the heart of the city, the administration is now convinced that in the present situation, the roundabout is beyond redemption due to its architectural and designing defects.

An unconventional mother, she keeps dogs & cats close to her heart 
New Delhi, June 17
When a woman resolves not to have kids and instead insists on showering her attention and resources on stray animals, there are not many who would care to understand the sentiment. But for Irani Mukherjee, the decision of giving up motherhood for the sake of animals was met with approval from her husband and today she is happy bringing up her ever-increasing family of the four-legged.

Bundles of joy. 
Bundles of joy

MOUTHFUL OF WATER: A youth cools off at Boat Club in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Double murder in Lajpat Nagar
New Delhi, June 17
The owner of a call centre and one of his woman employees were found stabbed to death in the office-cum-residence in L Block of Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi today. The bodies of Virender Saklani and Kiran have been sent for the post-mortem examination.

Shooting case accused remanded in police custody
Sonepat, June 17
Yudhvir Singh, a dreaded criminal who is lodged in the district jail of Sonepat, was remanded in police custody today for two days for interrogation in a shooting case at a sweet shop and extortion of money from the owner of a private nursing home on Sarang Road in the city.


Rising crime graph in Noida, a challenge for the police 
Noida, June 17
Growing incidence of crime in the district has not only created panic among the people of the area but has even rattled the police force here. Serious cases of crimes, including murder, dacoity and loot have thrown an open challenge to the police force of the district.

Roll back excise policy or face stir: Mukhi
New Delhi, June 17
The Leader of Opposition, Mr Jagdish Mukhi, today demanded the Delhi Government to roll back its excise policy, as it was against the stated objectives of the Constitution. He also threatened to launch an agitation to highlight the ill-effects of the government’s “liberal” liquor flow policy, if the Congress-led state government failed to reconsider its decision.

Pak cannot be relied on: Jana
Faridabad, June 17
The president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Jana Krishnamurthy, has said that although the chances of war with Pakistan have receded, the nation would have to remain alert against terrorism as the neighbour could not be relied upon totally.

Admn ‘ignores’ Jatiya’s visit 
Sonepat, June 17
For the first time in the history of Sonepat, the district and police administration adopted an indifferent attitude towards a Union minister. The visit by Dr Satyanarayan Jatia, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, here on Saturday on the invitation of Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, an MP and vice-president of the Haryana BJP, who is considered an important political opponent of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, evoked cold response from the authorities.

  • Bonded labour alleged

‘Company secretary plays the role of a business manager’
ith increasing focus on better corporate governance and a plethora of legislations being put in place, legal and secretarial practice is beginning to assume greater significance.

4.09 lakh families to be provided BPL card
New Delhi, June 17
The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit, today stated that the government would provide below poverty line (BPL) ration card to 4.09 lakh families in the Capital. Ms Dikshit’s statement comes within days of her government announcing the decision to include religious priests living in shrines under the BPL category for drawing rations at concessional rates.

Motherly love for a few days! 
New Delhi, June 17
The Tihar jail grounds of Section 6-A were a meeting ground for a melange of emotions as the mothers who are inmates of the prison had a chance to spend some days with their children and satisfy some of their maternal instincts. A batch of such children, who had the luck to get close to their mothers, were sent back to their hostels today.

Disenchanted villagers join Haryana Vikas Party 
Rewari, June 17
Close on the heels of HPCC(I) president Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s ‘padayatra’ through the Jat heartland seeking the dismissal of the Chautala government, Mr Anil Rao, the leader in charge of the affairs of the Haryana Vikas Party in south Haryana, is mobilising people of Ahirwal behind party cashing in on the growing “disenchantment” with the Chautala regime.

Ravi Chautala flays CM’s foreign jaunt
Rohtak, June 17
Mr Ravi Chautala, son of former MLA Pratap Singh Chautala and nephew of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, has suggested that the Chief Minister should have visited the tense villages in Jind district instead of foreign countries in view of the gravity of the situation arising out of the ongoing farmers’ agitation.

Five killed, three injured in bus collision
Ghaziabad, June 17
Five persons were killed and three severely injured when two buses collided near Hafizpur police station. The accident occurred when tyres of one of the bus burst, leading to the driver loosing control of the bus.
  • Youth commits suicide
  • TV institute
  • Groups clash before SP
  • Bid to molest woman
  • 12 hurt in mishap

Wind-mapping station coming up
Narnaul, June 17
The DRDA, Narnaul, has completed the construction of a wind mapping station at Raghunathpura village, 3 km from here, under the solar energy programme at a cost of Rs 1.50 lakh. 

  • HVPN staff hurt
  • Rain brings relief

Rs 1.5 lakh looted from two businessmen at gunpoint
New Delhi, June 17
Three motorcycle-borne, unidentified youths robbed Rs 1.5 lakh from two businessmen at gunpoint in the New Ashok Nagar area on Sunday night. The incident occurred when the victims, Parveen Mittal and Dinesh Mittal, were going from their shops to their residents in Noida on a motorcycle from Kondli.

Two held for Rajje’s murder
Gurgaon, June 17
The police have arrested two criminals who had allegedly murdered Rajesh, alias Rajje, on June 1 here. According to the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldeep Singh Siag, the police arrested Sombir, a resident of Jhajjar, and Binder, alias Virender, a confidant of the deceased. The duo had reportedly confessed to their crime before the police.

Dowry harassment behind suicide
Rewari, June 17
Following a complaint lodged by Brijesh Sharma, son of Radha Krishan Sharma of Ashok Vihar Colony, Mathura (UP), the Dharuhera police have registered a case of dowry death and cruelty to woman under Sections 498-A, 304-B of IPC against Kuldeep Sharma, husband of the deceased Anupam Sharma, her father-in-law and other members of the family.


Entrance test for English (Hons)? Students aren’t amused
New Delhi, June 17
There has been a growing resentment among the applicants seeking admission to English Honours course as most of the colleges of Delhi University (DU) have made it mandatory to pass the entrance test.


Good response to blood donation camp
New Delhi, June 17
The Sant Nirankari Mission organised a blood donation camp on Sunday at Sant Nirankari Public School at Sector 16-A in Faridabad, where 215 followers of the mission from the town donated blood. Organised in coordination with the Indian Red Cross Society, the camp was inaugurated by Dr S. P. Singh, Chief Medical Officer and Civil Surgeon, Faridabad. Mr J. N. Gahlot, secretary of the Indian Red Cross Society, Haryana was present on the occasion.


ONGC, NSCC enter Hot Weather Cricket quarters
New Delhi, June 17
Dashing batting performances by Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy player Rizwan Shamshad (74 n o, 9x4, 1x6, 47b) and Rajasthan Ranji player Gagan Khoda (65, 6x4, 88b) helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) beat Young Cricketers by 120 runs to enter the quarter-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Maninder Bisla bowls Indian Airlines to victory
New Delhi, June 17
A devastating bowling performance by India Under-19 vice-captain and medium-pacer Maninder Bisla (5 for 17) and an unbeaten 46 by Karnataka Ranji Trophy player J Arun Kumar helped star-studded Indian Airlines beat Business Standard by nine wickets to enter the quarter-final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh stadium in the Capital.

Maninder Bisla receiving the Man of the Match Award from Narinder Jain in the Hari Ram Memorial Cricket Tournament.
Maninder Bisla receiving the Man of the Match Award from Narinder Jain

Uttaranchal organises cricket camp
New Delhi, June 17
The Uttaranchal Cricket Association felicitated Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley, DDCA vice-president C K Khanna and club secretary Sunil Khanna when they visited the ongoing cricket camp for Under-14, under-16 and under-19 at the Indian Institute of Petroleum cricket ground at Dehra Dun on Sunday.
Union Minister and president of the DDCA Arun Jaitley along with BCCI vice-president C K Khanna meeting the trainees of the Uttaranchal Cricket Association at Dehra Dun.
Union Minister and president of the DDCA Arun Jaitley along with BCCI vice-president C K Khanna meeting the trainees

Delhi Cantt storm into final
New Delhi, June 17
Delhi Cantonment recorded their fourth straight victory when they defeated Nivia 4-2 to move into the final of the second Five-a-Side Raman Lamba Memorial Football Tournament for the Ambuja Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Monday.

Dronacharya Foundation beat GDA by 7 wickets
New Delhi, June 17
Dronacharya Cricket Foundation (DCF) beat Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) by seven wickets in a limited-over match played at the GDA ground.


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