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SAD (B) fishing in troubled waters
Asks Bhai Ranjit Singh to assume a crucial role
New Delhi, July 5
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today urged the former Akal Takht Jathedar, Bhai Ranjit Singh, to play a crucial role in the formation of the DSGMC Executive Committee. This is being seen as an attempt to gain political mileage out of the differences between the former Akal Takht Jathedar and the victorious Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi, president, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna.

Centre asked to supply more CNG
New Delhi, July 5
The Government of NCT of Delhi has to contend with a transport crisis even as it is engaged in restoring uninterrupted supply of electricity. Transport Minister Ajay Maken today wrote to Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Ram Naik seeking adequate supplies of compressed natural gas (CNG) to meet the demands of buses that ferry students.

Endless queue for CNG.

Endless queue for CNG.
— Tribune Photo



‘Satta’ gang smashed, over Rs 35 lakh seized
Ghaziabad, July 5
The Ghaziabad Police today claimed to have smashed a betting (satta) gang. The gang used to bet on cricket and soccer matches and other political developments in India as well as abroad to the tune of crores of rupees.

UNEASY LIES THE HEAD: This traffic police officer looks impressive in the new uniform, but it has its problems. The Rexine cap that he wears is extremely uncomfortable in the heat and humidity of Delhi.
UNEASY LIES THE HEAD: This traffic police officer looks impressive in the new uniform, but it has its problems. The Rexine cap that he wears is extremely uncomfortable in the heat and humidity of Delhi.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rs 5 lakh looted from stone-crusher
Gurgaon: Three unknown assailants looted Rs 5 lakh at a gunpoint from a stone-crusher and injured two persons, including the owner of the crusher before fleeing from the scene.

Vested interests trying to derail privatisation: CM
New Delhi, July 5
Fewer than 24 hours after ruling out sabotage for the erratic supply of electricity, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit admitted today that vested interests could be responsible for the frequent blackouts.

Passengers ‘pig it’ in Faridabad bus stands 
Faridabad, July 5
While the Haryana Roadways, a leading state transport department in the country, is trying hard to come out of red, the bus stands in several places in the state are in a state of disrepair.

MDU slugfest: Probe ordered
Rohtak, July 5
The Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand Univesity, Maj-Gen (retd) Bhim Singh Suhag, has ordered an inquiry into the scuffle between the Registrar and the Deputy Chief Security Officer (DCSO).

The poor Chiru getting the kiss of life finally
New Delhi, July 5
Having failed to protect Chiru, the Tibetan antelope from extinction as the trade in Shahtoosh continues despite an international ban, the wildlife conservationists are now contriving ways to stop the barbaric killing.


Activists of the Delhi Pradesh Loktantric Samajwadi Party on a dharna against the showing of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in bad light in two movies and the excise policy of the Delhi Government at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Friday.
Activists of the Delhi Pradesh Loktantric Samajwadi Party on a dharna against the showing of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in bad light in two movies and the excise policy of the Delhi Government at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo 

RWAs, cable operators reach pact
Faridabad, July 5
The cable operators in the town have resumed the telecast of various channels following an agreement with the district administration and the federation of various Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) here last night.

Mission to nip the tobacco evil in the bud
Panipat, July 5
In an era when few have time to think about others, a retired teacher along with his daughter-in-law, is on an unique mission-to rid the society of the harmful effect of tobacco.

Drug addiction spreading its tentacles 
Rewari, July 5
Mr Amit Swami, president of the ‘Youngmen’s Association of India’, has asserted that it was a matter of grave concern that drug addiction, which had influenced a sizable section of the youths in the border areas of Punjab and Rajasthan, had now started spreading its tentacles in various parts of Haryana as well.

Dharnas staged in region against MITC closure 
Faridabad/Rohtak, July 5
Government employees affiliated to the Sarv Karamchari Sangh (SKS) Haryana today staged dharnas in front of the offices of Deputy Commissioners in various parts of the state in protest against the closure of Haryana State Minor Irrigation and Tubewell Corporation (MITC).

PM reminded of promises on Mayors’ powers
New Delhi, July 5
Mayor of Delhi Jaishree Panwar, in a reminder sent to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, has once again demanded that the Mayors in India should be given all financial and administrative powers at par with the Mayors of European countries.

Panel to probe attack on Bal Bhawan Dy Director
New Delhi, July 5
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has constituted a committee to inquire into the allegation that the Chairperson of the National Bal Bhawan here had assaulted the Deputy Director, Finance.

Arya asks for desilting of nallahs
New Delhi, July 5
Mr Subhash Arya, Leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi MCD, in a letter written today to the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, expressed deep concern over the slow progress of work on the desilting of nallahs in the Capital.

KU urged to change date of MCA entrance
Rohtak, July 5
Several women candidates have appealed to the Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor of Kurukshetra University to change the date of entrance test for admission to the Master in Computer Application (MCA) course.

  • SBI launches credit cards
  • Firemen’s union

his is with reference to the views expressed under the title "Standard of colleges is going down every passing day" by Professor Amrik Singh, a former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, and a doyen of the university system in India.Keeping a tight vigil!

  • ‘Haryana is not Punjab’s poor country cousin’
  • Voltage blues
  • Ghalib Memorial poll
  • Phenomenal hike
  • Plea for power

Keeping a tight vigil!
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Inderpuri woman’s murder solved, one held
New Delhi, July 5
With the arrest of one person, the South-West district police today claimed to have solved the sensational robbery-cum-murder of a woman in Inderpuri area. Ritu Verma (27), resident of Inderpuri, was found lying in a pool of blood in her house.

  • Salesman commits suicide

  • Five robbers arrested

  • Two vagabonds killed

Woman burnt to death by husband, in-laws
Jhajjar, July 5
A newly married woman was reportedly burnt alive allegedly by her husband and his relatives for not fulfilling their demands of dowry in Matenhale village of the district today.


Dyers not warm to concessional plot rates
Om Prakash Chautala Panipat, July 5
When it comes to defending the indefensible policies of the Om Prakash Chautala- led INLD government, the District Public Relations Office (DPRO) seems second to none. A case in point is the latest concessional rates announced by the government for the plots in Sectors 29 and 30 in the Industrial Area here for shifting of the dyeing units.


Members of the Somany Institute of Technology and Management taking a round of the institute.Giving Rewari a chance in technical education 
Rewari, July 5
Somany Institute of Technology and Management (SITM), which is the first Engineering college in the Rewari region, has successfully completed one year. The institute, popularly known here as Somany Engineering College, was inaugurated in 2001 on a 25-acre land on the Rewari-Garhi Bolni Road, 3 km from here.

Members of the Somany Institute of Technology and Management taking a round of the institute.

DU scraps sports quota in most PG courses
New Delhi, July 5
Resentment among the sports community of Delhi University is on the rise as the Vice-Chancellor has more or less scrapped the sports quota at the postgraduate level, including in all the major subjects such as Economics and Philosophy, leaving only the least-preferred subjects such as Sanskrit and Hindi open for the talented sportspersons.



Legislation soon to control private nursing homes
Alwar, July 5
In a move to streamline the functioning of nursing homes and clinics, the Rajasthan Government is planning to bring a legislation in the Assembly, which would curb the fleecing of patients by the medical practitioners.



DPS-Farakka team members Suvojit Chakraborty and Rahul Mukherjee.DPS-Farakka win ESPN School Quiz
New Delhi, July 5
DPS-Farakka won the ESPN School Quiz 2002 to emerge the all-India winners. They won both the first and second National finals. DPS-Farakka bagged a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.

DPS-Farakka team members Suvojit Chakraborty and Rahul Mukherjee.

Scindia Cricket Academy beat Dronacharya
New Delhi, July 5
Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Academy, Gwalior beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation by 21 runs in a limited overs match played at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground in the Capital.

Pranay bowls Poorvi Delhi to victory
New Delhi, July 5
A fierce bowling spell of 5 for 16 by Pranay Kumar steered Poorvi Delhi Club to an 80 runs victory against Tyagi Public School in the first Shiv Narain Khinchi Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Tyagi Public School ground in the Capital.

  • Sports fiesta on ESPN

Soumik hits century for DAV
New Delhi, July 5
Soumik Chatterjee blasted a strokeful 118 and Tarun Sharma cracked an unbeaten 76 to help DAV School, Shalimar Bagh beat Aryavrat Sports Club by 89 runs in the Maharaja Agarsen Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground in the Capital.

United Delhi thrash Dronacharya
New Delhi, July 5
United Delhi Academy beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation by 12 runs in a league match of the first Gyan Bharti South Delhi Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Yamunavihar Sports Complex ground.

  • Aryavrat Club initiates talent hunt


Delhi cops to get 15 days’ CL
New Delhi, July 5
There is good news for the Delhi Police personnel. The Union Cabinet today restored 15 days’ casual leave to the officers and staff, bringing their casual leave entitlement on a par with that of staff of central police organisations.

Safai karamcharis want to be designated as technical workers
New Delhi, July 5
To meet the long-standing demands of safai karamcharis in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), a delegation of the Delhi Pradesh Valmiki Mazdoor Sangh today met the MCD Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, at his Town Hall office and handed over a memorandum of their demands.

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