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‘New excise policy in public interest’
Sheila Dikshit New Delhi, June 18
It has been an eventful three years for the Congress-administered Government of NCT of Delhi but none more so than now when Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has begun making radical departures to improve the delivery of civic services and putting in place a responsive administration.

Smaller Akali factions fear bogus voting
New Delhi, June 18
As the two main Akali factions, SAD (Badal) and SAD Delhi, are locked in the battle for the ballot for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee polls, smaller Akali factions have expressed apprehension that the gurdwara elections could witness violence and large-scale bogus voting with a large number of volunteers from Punjab descending on the Capital in the coming days.



Cola dealer robbed of Rs 2 lakh in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, June 18
Three youths robbed a businessman of Rs 2 lakh on Monday night near his residence at Jacobpura in the heart of the city. Police sources informed that Manmohan, a Coca-Cola dealer, was returning home with a leather bag containing Rs 2 lakh.

Asst cashier Suraj Sethi,

Rs 6 lakh looted from Azadpur bank 
New Delhi, June 18
Seven armed desperadoes intruded into the premises of the Vaish Cooperative Bank in the heart of Azadpur Subzi Mandi in North Delhi this afternoon and after assaulting the assistant cashier and a customer, escaped with around Rs 6 lakh.

Bal Bhavan Chairman booked for assault
New Delhi, June 18
The police here have registered a case of assault against the Chairman of the Bal Bhavan Society, Mr Ajay Singh, following a complaint by a senior official of the institution that he was physically attacked.


They work themselves to death for a pittance
New Delhi, June 18
A large number of relatives who had to go through the ritual of cremating their near and dear ones at the Bela Road electric crematorium on Ring Road near Shanti Van, have complained of utter lack of facilities and extreme unhygienic conditions. The last journey is full of tears, indeed.

IN HER FIRST BLOOM: Anchor Geetika Ganjoo (left) at the launch of a grooming academy in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

‘Polluter pays’ principle needed: PHDCCI study
New Delhi, June 18
In order to attain waste minimisation, it is essential to apply the ‘Polluter Pays’ principle, where all the polluters take care of their own waste, says a study on Solid Waste Management Options and Opportunities, made by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).

Wages of brick kiln workers not revised since 1995
Faridabad, June 18
The wages of over two lakh-odd workers engaged as labour in the brick kilns operating in Haryana have not been revised since 1995. While a tripartite body was formed by the state government way back in 1980s to work out a proper revision, it has not been existing for the past eight years. This has led to the exploitation of these workers at the hands of brick kiln owners.

Lack of civic amenities worries Sonepat residents
Sonepat, June 18
The city residents are appalled by the callous neglect and insensitivity of the authorities towards the basic needs of the people. Rampant corruption and petty politics by the officials, particularly those of the civic departments, has made them insensitive towards the residents needs for basic civic amenities.


 Photo by Anil Sharma 

HVP leader lashes out at Chautala
Narnaul, June 18
Haryana Vikas Party general secretary Surinder Singh, along with other activists, organised a demonstration here against the policies of the INLD government led by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala. They marched through the main streets of the town and gave a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Narnaul.

Chautala may backtrack on pact: Hooda
Rohtak & Jhajjar, June 18
Reacting to the recent agreement reached between the government and leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, expressed fears that that the government would betray the farmers and commit a breach of the agreement this time too.

Police foil attempt to grab house
Rewari, June 18
An incident of attempted house grabbing in the posh Model Town area by a family here on Saturday has created a feeling of insecurity among the residents. Residents of the town believe that there is a hidden nexus between these land-mafias and some influential people in the city.

INLD friendly opponent of BJP: Jana Krishnamurthy
Rohtak, June 18
The BJP president, Mr Jana Krishnamurthy, told newsmen here today that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was limited to the Centre only. The relations between the constituents of the NDA and the BJP in the states were reciprocal.

BJP president Jana Krishnamurthy speaking at a meeting of partymen in Rohtak on Tuesday.

BJP president Jana Krishnamurthy speaking at a meeting of partymen in Rohtak on Tuesday.

Swami Agnivesh to launch stir for prohibition 
New Delhi, June 18
Social reformer Swami Agnivesh on Tuesday demanded an immediate withdrawal of Government of NCT of Delhi’s new excise policy and has threatened a mass agitation otherwise.

Traffic restored on Rohtak roads
Rohtak, June 18
The vehicular traffic on the Rohtak-Chandigarh and Rohtak-Jind roads was restored today after the farmers lifted the blockade in view of the agreement reached between the government and the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Monday evening. The Rohtak-Jind road was blocked near Titoli village by felling trees on May 30 and the traffic had been blocked on the Rohtak-Chandigarh road near Brahmanwas village since June 2.

  • Record revenue

  • Fields inundated

  • Dowry death

  • Women hurt

  • Three of family electrocuted

  • Hooch claims two lives


One killed, six hurt as families clash
New Delhi, June 18
A clash between two families in the Gokulpuri area on a trivial issue led to the murder of a youth last night. The fight took place on the issue of a drainage in street number 2, Bhagirathi Vihar, Gokulpuri.

Sonepat’s feeble fight against sins of the flesh
Sonepat, June 18
Recent raids by the police on two posh hotels of G.T.Road between Murthal and Ganaur have exposed the flesh trade thriving in and around this city. It is alleged that people engaged in this trade use mobile phones and get prior information in case of raids.

Call girl racket unearthed, 12 held
Ghaziabad, June 18
The Kotwali police and the Special Operations Group (SOG) unearthed a call girl racked and nabbed over a dozen such girls and booked them under POTA. The SP (City), Mr Umesh Shrivastava, said here today that once booked under POTA, the call girls would find it difficult to secure a bail.

Cops flee from the long arm of the law!
Sonepat, June 18
The Kundli police station, about 25 km from here, witnessed an interesting spectacle of cops trying to run away from the proverbial long arm of the law on Monday. The incident happened when Mr Ram Singh Tyagi, a Warrant Officer appointed by District and Sessions Judge S. K. Sardana, conducted a surprise raid on the station to trace a youth, Vikas Goel, who was allegedly kept illegally in the police custody.


Samir Kochhar: Opportunity comes a-knocking
IS Bible is Stanislavski’s ‘An Actor Prepares’ and yet he does not believe in following his guru’s decree to the T.. “Stanislavski says a mirror is an actor’s enemy, yet I spend close to three hours practising in front of the mirror. I make up scripts and draw out scenes, which I perform in front of the mirror”, says Samir Kochhar all set to stare down from the billboards with his debut film, ‘Valentine’s Day’.

  • Khadi to Khaddar

  • Prism Bar

  • Sequinned outfits

  • Tempting Trinkets


Vocational courses a win-win idea, say students
New Delhi, June 18
Amidst the mad rush for getting admissions in one of the more `prestigious’ colleges in the North Campus, the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) is also getting its share of applicants for its job-oriented courses. The college has already received more than 10,000 applications this year.


Chetan Sharma helps RR Gymkhana enter semis

New Delhi, June 18
A brilliant all-round performance by Haryana Ranji Trophy player Chetan Sharma (56 and 3 for 26) enabled Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Super Star Club by 88 runs to enter the semi-final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the Capital on Tuesday.

Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi and secretary Randhir Singh with R Zutshi of Samsung after signing an MoU with the Korean company. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi and secretary Randhir Singh with R Zutshi of Samsung after signing an MoU with the Korean company.

Sumit shines for Chand Khanna

New Delhi, June 18
Sumit Dogra put on show a sparkling all-round performance (73 not out and 6 for 22) to help defending champions Chand Khanna beat Rajdhani Sports by 44 runs and enter the quarter-final of the sixth Lala Hari Ram Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament, sponsored by Padam Cables, at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the Capital.
Sumit Dogra receiving the Man of the Match Award from NDMC vice-chairman Ram Bhaj in the Hari Ram Cricket Tournament.

Sumit Dogra receiving the Man of the Match Award from NDMC vice-chairman Ram Bhaj in the Hari Ram Cricket Tournament.

FCI edge past Delhi Audit
New Delhi, June 18
Food Corporation of India (North Zone) defeated Delhi Audit 4-3 in the concluding league match of the second Five-a-Side Raman Lamba Memorial Football Tournament for the Ambuja Cup in the institutional category at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.


Pig owners get respite on ‘humanitarian’ ground
Gurgaon, June 18
The district administration has decided to temporarily dilute its ongoing campaign against the pig owners who do not take care to regulate the movement of their pets. The leniency has been shown on “humanitarian” ground. In a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr Anurag Rastogi, a few days ago, the pig owners pleaded that they were ready to dispose off their animals.

A park a month for Delhi!
New Delhi, June 18
The national Capital is all set for a major beautification and plantation drive. For the next 18 months, the city will witness the inauguration of a new park every month.

Excise policy a welcome move: PHDCCI
New Delhi, June 18
The Delhi Government’s move to liberalise the excise policy and allow private distribution of liquor in the city would substantially increase Delhi’s excise revenue from the current level of Rs 600 crore, stated the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a press note.

DMRC to build 4-km tunnel
New Delhi, June 18
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will construct the 4-km stretch between Chawri Bazar and Delhi Main through tunnelling to avoid problems to commuters. The DMRC has set up a production plant for preparing tunnel segments and underground sections in certain parts of the Capital.

CM opens modern rest room in CP
New Delhi, June 18
The Chief Minister, Ms Shiela Dikshit, today inaugurated the NDMC’s ultra-modern rest room in Connaught Place.


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