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No-holds-barred campaign ends
New Delhi, June 28
The campaigning to the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee elections which ended today will perhaps go down in the annals as one of the most vicious and strident with personal allegations dominating the scene and important issues related to the community being given a convenient go by.

Jathedar Avatars Singh Hit and Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference

Jathedar Avatars Singh Hit and Parkash Singh Badal at a press conference in the Capital on Friday. 
— Tribune Photo

HC rejects plea on new names in voters’ list
New Delhi, June 28
The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition challenging addition of over 2,500 names, allegedly in violation of rules, in the voters’ list for the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.



Monsoon on time, expect showers in next 48 hrs
MONSOON ON TIME, EXPECT SHOWERS IN NEXT 48 HRS: The Met Department has announced that the monsoon is going to keep its date with the Capital. In fact, expect the first monsoon showers in the next 48 hours. Usually the monsoon strikes around June 29. According to the Director, NHAC, Dr. H R Hatwar, “The weather conditions are favourable this year and monsoon winds have already reached the vicinity.” The monsoon is deemed to be ‘delayed’ if the rain-laden winds do not reach within a week of June 29, it was pointed out. This year’s monsoon is expected to be a normal one. “We have been having a normal monsoon since 1989. The usual amount of rain that we receive in Delhi from July till September is about 59 centimetres”, pointed out Mr Hatwar. The Met Department added that due to a ‘Monsoon Trough’ — a low-pressure area over the Capital — light rain is likely today as well as tomorrow. The prevailing wind and the cloud pattern indicates that this low-pressure area would attract moisture-laden easterly and south-easterly winds, causing showers in the next 48 hours. Statistics available from other parts of the country suggest that the monsoon this year will be on the positive side. Till now, the rest of the country has received one per cent more rain than the average 88 cm. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhi Urban Minister shown the door
AK WaliaNew Delhi, June 28
Finding a suitable residence in Lutyens’ Delhi is easier said than done. Ask Delhi Urban Development Minister AK Walia. The Union Urban Development Ministry’s Land and Development Office has served the minister in the Government of NCT of Delhi with an eviction notice asking him to vacate his official residence at 217 Rouse Avenue. 

Where square pegs rest in round holes
Rohtak, June 28
The Maharshi Dayanand University, which had celebrated its silver jubilee on March 31, is facing an acute shortage of academic staff. 

Process of handing over of Bhondsi land begins
Gurgaon, June 28
As per the orders of the Supreme Court, the process of handing over of 52 acres of land — which was donated by the Bhondsi panchayat to a trust headed by the former Prime Minister, Mr Chander Shekhar — to the Haryana Government began today at Bharat Padyatra Trust. 



1.50 lakh voters yet to receive photo I-cards
Ghaziabad, June 28
Some 1.50 lakh voters are yet to receive their photo identity cards, months after the completion of the second phase of the exercise. Out of the 2.57 lakh people who were photographed in the second phase, only 1.08 lakh have so far got their I-cards.

Ahirwal’s romance with barley is over the hill
Ahirwal’s romance with barley is over the hill
Rewari, June 28
The ‘barley culture’, which flourished in the Indus valley about 4500 years ago, has been popular in the Rewari region, popularly known as Ahirwal, during the past several centuries, particularly in the last few decades. The Persian saying, which has remained in vogue since the days of Mughul Emperor Akbar, bears testimony to it. “Chahar Cheez Ast Tohfa-E-Rewari, Ahir, Fransh, Jau, Aab Khari.” 

Housing bodies can set up captive power plants
New Delhi, June 28
With the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission issuing the necessary Gazette notification, housing societies and residents’ welfare associations can now set up captive power plants.


In the twilight  zone.In a country like India, where 70 per cent of the population is engaged in agricultural activities, it is pathetic that many people still die of malnutrition. In today’s fast developing technological world, the persistence of large-scale poverty is the main cause of underdevelopment. It is a constant source of worry and socio-economic tension. The problem becomes more poignant in our tribal areas. The people in these areas continue to face the problems of malnutrition, high infant mortality, abject poverty and lack of health facilities.

  • No medical claim

  • Name incorrect

  • DTC passes

  • Work culture

  • Legislators, behave

  • Steps against graft

Report on Kundli estate denied
his is in reference to the report appeared in ‘NCR Tribune’ (June 20, 2002) under the heading, ‘Kundli’: The industrial landmark that was not to be’. The correspondent had quoted that many industrialists had made repeated representations, regarding their problems, to the HSIDC authorities. However, the fact is that no such representation is pending with us regarding any problem of the allottees of industrial estate in Kundli.

16 corporators give no-trust letter against Mayor
Faridabad, June 28
As many as 16 elected members of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad have signed the letter seeking a `no-confidence motion’ against the Mayor, Mrs Anita Goswami.

AIIMS, Safdarjung hit by water, power cuts
New Delhi, June 28
Electricity and water cuts have adversely affected the working of several city hospitals. Safdarjung Hospital, which admits patients from across the country, is witnessing chaos in the absence of electricity and water.

‘Bhagat Namdev’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting
‘Bhagat Namdev’ from Sikh Heritage in Painting based on Punjab & Sind Bank collections

J&K Govt trying to delink Pandits from Kashmir: PKM
New Delhi, June 28
Neither the goodwill of the majority community in Kashmir nor the mere controlling and containing of terrorism in the state can pave the way for the resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits, say the members of the Panun Kashmir Movement, a frontline organisation of the Kashmiri Pandit community.

Five killed, four hurt as jeep rams tree
Rohtak, June 28
Five persons, including a woman, were killed and four others injured when a Marshal jeep rammed a tree at Ismaila village this afternoon.

  • Youth killed

  • Flood sensitive

Woman burnt to death in Noida village over dowry
Noida, June 28
A woman was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws in Aakilpur village under Rabupura police station. In an effort to keep the murder a secret, the last rites of the killed woman were performed in hurry without informing her parental family.


Sadar Bazaar traders cut up over broken sewers
New Delhi, June 28
The Sadar Bazaar Traders Welfare Association has complained that the incapacitated sewers in the area have resulted in flooding the streets with dirty water and are posing a threat to the health and sanitation in the locality.

Recreation centre inaugurated at old-age home
New Delhi, June 28
Mr Ram Bhaj, MLA and Vice-Chairperson of the NDMC, inaugurated NDMC’s Recreation Centre for senior citizens at “Sandhya”, Netaji Nagar today. 

Lathi charge on HYKSS activists condemned
Rewari, June 28
The police lathi charge on activists of the Haryana Yuva Kisan Sangharsh Samiti at Narnaul on June 24 and the arrest of leaders of the samiti were condemned by leaders of various political as well as non-political organisations here.



Illicit liquor seizures part of a larger game plan?
Faridabad, June 28
Smuggling and sale of illicit liquor, especially in pouches and plastic bags, seems to be a common and normal thing in the district. Such liquor worth lakhs of rupees get smuggled in and consumed here each month, thanks to a well-established network that came into being after prohibition was introduced a few years ago in the state.

Azadpur bank robbery solved, five nabbed
New Delhi, June 28
The city police today claimed to have worked out the Vaishya Co-operative Bank robbery in New Sabzi Mandi in Azadpur with the arrest of five persons, including a fruit-seller.

  • Woman stabbed

  • Murderer arrested

  • Robbers nabbed

  • 9 held for assault



Colleges following their own rules
New Delhi, June 28
It seems that various colleges of Delhi University are making their own set of rules and regulations for admission, forcing the applicants to approach the Dean, Student Welfare, to look for a solution.

MDU Hindi professor to be honoured
Rohtak, June 28
The India International Friendship Society has decided to honour Dr B. N. Singhal, a senior professor in the Hindi Department in Maharshi Dayanand University, for his achievements in the field of Hindi literature. 

Kids have gala time at summer workshop
Faridabad, June 28
A summer workshop was organised by Creative Steps at Sector 9 here recently for schoolchildren with a view to promoting talent in fields like painting, clay modelling, pot painting, greeting cards, foil painting, doll and puppet making and use of waste material. Several participants were awarded with prizes.



Shiv Kapoor leads field in golf selection trials
New Delhi, June 28
United States-based Shiv Kapoor created a course record and led the field in the two-day selection trials to pick the Indian golf team for the Asian Games at Busan (South Korea) later this year, and the World Amateurs Championship to be held in Malaysia, at the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole, par Jaypee Greens golf course in Noida on Friday.

AIR to broadcast cricket commentary
New Delhi, June 28
All-India Radio will broadcast ball to ball commentary of the One-Day International Cricket Tri-Series among India, England and Sri Lanka from June 29 to July 13. The commentary will be held in English and Hindi.

Delhi Govt to hold sports trials
New Delhi, June 28

The Sports Cell of the Delhi Government will hold selection trials in various sports disciplines for representing the Government of the National Capital

Jagat, Rahul star in TYCA’s win
New Delhi, June 28
Jagat Pal Gaur hit a stroke-filled 112 with 16 fours and one six, and Rahul Rawat claimed four wickets for 40 runs to help the Trans Yamuna Cricket Academy beat City Fighter Club by 95 runs in an invitation cricket tournament at the Karkardooma ground.

Bipin bowls DUCC to victory
New Delhi, June 28
A fierce bowling spell of 5 for 20 by Bipin Preet Singh Chandhok enabled Delhi University Coaching Centre defeat West Delhi Academy by two wickets in the first C L Batra Memorial Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Delhi University ground in the Capital.


R.S. Gupta likely to be Delhi police chief
New Delhi, June 28
R S Gupta, Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration), is likely to take over as the new Police Commissioner of Delhi in place of Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, whose three-year term ends on Sunday. Mr Ajai Raj Sharma is slated to take over as the Director General of the Border Security Force.

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