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Helplines choked as board exams and World Cup clash
New Delhi, February 11
If the statistics provided by the health and social sector are any indication, board exam blues have of late acquired alarming dimensions. A manifestation of the same is the increase in the number of suicides and psychological disorders being reported.

STUMPED STUMPED: Guru Harkishen Public School (Karol Bagh) team during a quiz competition at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, organised by the DSGMC in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Married man with kids ends life in suicide pact with lover
Bulandshahr, February 11
Love doesn’t look back and forth. That is the only possible explanation why two lovers, realising that they could not carry their affair to its logical conclusion, chose to embrace death in a Bulandshahr hotel room on Sunday.

Decorated sacrificial goats being lined up in front of Jama Masjid
Decorated sacrificial goats being lined up in front of Jama Masjid on the eve of Bakri-Id. — Tribune Photo

An Ayurvedic hospital that needs to be put on the drip
Ghaziabad, February 11
The efficacy of alternative systems of medicine is being highlighted day in and day out. But Uttar Pradesh has its own uncanny way of promoting the Ayurveda stream of medicine.

Vedanti told to expel Sarna for seeking Sajjan’s help
New Delhi, February 11
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today urged the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, to summon the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, as he has violated the faith reposed in him by the community.

Youths rob Rs 7 lakh from Hyundai showroom
Gurgaon, February 11
Four unidentified youths robbed Rs 7 lakh from a car showroom in a busy market at the old Delhi road in the heart of the city yesterday evening. According to police sources, four smartly dressed youths reached Orion Automobiles Private Limited, the Hyundai showroom, in a Maruti Esteem car at about half past six yesterday evening. While one youth remained in the driver’s seat, three entered the showroom and pretended that they were interested in buying a car.

Court orders probe into life threats to lawyers
Sonepat, February 11
District and Sessions Judge S. K. Sardana has ordered the Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, to depute an officer not below the rank of the Deputy Superintendent of Police to investigate the life-threats to certain lawyers.


Farmers demand probe into canal water shortage 
Sonepat, February 11
Representatives of various farmers’ organisations today urged the state government to order a high-level inquiry into the complaints against the shortage of canal water in the villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Gohana Water Service Division in the district.

Need for quality manpower in Haryana stressed
Gurgaon, February 11
The representatives of the industry and the government today stressed the need for qualitative improvement in manpower in Haryana in order to increase its industrial production. This was the predominant view expressed by speakers at a seminar on “Manpower requirements in the changed industrial environment”, organised by the Labour Department of the Haryana Government.

District admn for a new look at residents’ grievances
Gurgaon, February 11
The district administration, led by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Rastogi, will take new initiatives to redress the grievances of the residents relating to civic amenities. He said officers would meet the residents of HUDA sectors and colonies during their field visits and try to solve their problems.

Factory clogs the air with pollutants
Rewari, February 11
The life of hundreds of families residing in Mohalla Nai Abadi, lying in the vicinity of a metal works factory here, has become miserable due to excessive pollution generated allegedly by a prestigious factory in the town.

Water supply tariff revised
Faridabad, February 11
The Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) has announced the revision of water supply tariff for both domestic and commercial consumers. The new rates will be applicable from February 1, this year.

Drivers killed in head-on collision
Rohtak, February 11
The drivers of a truck and a Tata 407 vehicle were killed following a head-on collision between the two vehicles near Bahu Akbarpur village last evening. The deceased have been identified as Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Multan Nagar colony at Hansi and Ram Awtar of Bhiwani district.
  • Youth body found
  • Athletic meet
  • Shop burgled
  • Rabi crop

Inspector held for bribe
New Delhi, February 11
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Delhi Police Inspector H S Gill, posted in Special Cell last night at Lodhi Colony for demanding an illegal gratification of Rs 20,000 from a person to release the computers seized by the Special Cell.

Property tax scheme
New Delhi, February 11
The Deputy leader of Opposition, Mr Onkar Singh Thapar, moved a proposal before the house of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, suggesting a change in the New Unit Area Scheme of levying property tax in the Capital as the new pattern, he alleged, would benefit only the builder lobby.


Youth killed by friends
Noida, February 11
A youth from Faridabad was killed by his friends who hit him with rods and broken bottles in Bhanghel under Phase II police station. Surender was a scooter mechanic in Bhanghel and had been living in a rented accommodation. During a clash with some of his friends, he was attacked which proved fatal. The friends hit him on head and killed him, the police said.

JE held for bribe
Sonepat, February 11
Madan Lal, a junior engineer of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) is reported to have been arrested on the charge of accepting Rs 400 as bribe from a consumer at Bhatgaon village about 15 km from here last evening.

Hoax callers get their just deserts
New Delhi, February 11
The Delhi Police arrested a hoax caller who had made a call to the police at New Delhi Railway Station on January 30 that an explosive had been planted in Amritsar Shatabdi. He was identified as Ravinder Singh.

Rs 22 lakh in fake notes seized
The Kotwali police claimed to have nabbed three youths with over Rs 2.22 lakh in fake Indian currencies and a revolver. These operators in fake notes were nabbed by in charge of the Special Operations Group A. K. Gautam and SO of Kotwali, Ghaziabad K. K. Gautam.


A ‘hassle-free’ housing project 
Gurgaon, February 11
The multidimensional Unitech group, engaged in core businesses of construction, real estate development, hospitality, education and family entertainment centers, announced its new residential project-Uniworld.


Offers to bowl over your Valentine
The denunciation of the Valentine’s Day by the Shiv Sainiks notwithstanding, it is the World Cup that poses a threat to the celebrations (if at all). For the cricket aficionados, it could be quite a trying time dodging the googlies that their sweethearts spin should they attempt to put cricket first. However, for those who’d rather mark their calendar for a mushy evening, instead of watching Sri Lanka sweat it out with Bangladesh, the city as usual has lined up a cornucopia of events. Saying it with cake. Saying it with cake


Charitable hospital to take care of people’s woes in Trans-Yamuna 
New Delhi, February 11
Mahavir International, a prominent social service organisation in the national Capital, dedicated its fourth charitable medical center to the residents of Shahdara in East Delhi today. The centre was inaugurated by the Union Labour Minister, Mr Sahib Singh Verma.


Montu slams ton for New Zealand
New Delhi, February 11
A debonair knock of 128, off 83 balls with three sixes and 20 fours, by Montu and a deadly bowling of 4 for 28 by Manish, enabled New Zealand High Commission defeat World Bank by 15 runs in a league match of the second, Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Daksh record  close victory
New Delhi, February 11
Daksh recorded a thrilling two runs victory against St. Microelectronics in a league match of the 10th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.
  • Sanjay Agarwal deadly
  • Pan Business beat Bharti

St Joseph’s College beat Faridkot
New Delhi, February 11
|St Joseph’s College, Bangalore edged past Brijindra College, Faridkot 1-0 in the 10th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday. Adarsh Ganapathy converted a penalty corner to score the match-winner in the 59th minute.


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