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CBI seeks public help in tracking Khatri
New Delhi, May 6
The CBI today sought public help in tracing hotelier Vinod Khatri against whom a non-bailable warrant had been issued by a Delhi court and the agency had also issued a ‘Lookout Notice’. A CBI spokesman said Khatri was ‘evading investigations’ by the agency and was ‘untraceable’.

Farewell to lathis, trishuls; welcome cannons!
New Delhi, May 6
Ridiculing the former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav’s ‘Lathi rally’ and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia’s ‘Trishul rally’, noted satirist Jaspal Bhatti today organised a ‘Cannon diksha’ (Tope diksha) in the Capital and claimed that weapons like trishul, knives, swords and lathis have become outdated. 

Politicos play Punjabi shuttlecock of yore!
New Delhi, May 6
With the Assembly elections due in Delhi later this year, the four-decade-old demand of the Punjabi community, i.e. second language status to Punjabi, is getting the support of leaders of all the major political parties in the Capital. While there is rift among the Akali leaders, the two major parties in the city, the Congress and the BJP want to garner this issue for political mileage in the polls.

The cup that cheers
The cup that cheers: A model during the launch of the Taj Mahal tea Sabse Khass Contest at a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Fresh rules to open a new chapter in private school education
Sonepat, May 6
So far private school education has been a lucrative business and the trend was such that even the residential accommodations were turned into schools. But after the enforcement of the directions of new Haryana School Education Rules, 2003, it is not gong to be easy to open and run a school.

University education doesn’t cost a packet here!
Rohtak, May 6
The university education in the state appears to be highly subsidised. The amount of subsidy has been increasing with the introduction of University Grant Commission’s pro-teacher promotion schemes like merit promotion scheme (MPS) or career advanced scheme (CAS) which assure a timebound promotion to the university teachers up to the rank of Professor in the pay scale of Rs 16,400-22,400.

Rs 3.25 lakh looted in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, May 6
Three armed robbers snatched Rs 3.25 lakh from two scooter-borne employees of an Indian Oil dealer in one of the busiest markets of Ghaziabad, Navyug Market, just near between the police picket and police post yesterday noon.


Measures to check wastage of water in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 6
The Public Health Department has taken a series of measures to check the wastage of drinking water and ensure adequate and regular supply to the residents of this city.

Rs 2 crore spent on Gohana vegetable market 
Sonepat, May 6
The Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have completed the construction of as many as 11 roads and seven development works in this city and elsewhere in the district during the current financial year.

Tihar Jail inmates to be computer literate 
New Delhi, May 6
Tihar Jail inmates will now have an opportunity to learn computers while in captivity as the National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) today launched a training programme to help them learn basic computer skills.

Unauthorised  constructions in ministerial bungalows to stay for now 
New Delhi, May 6
A number of cases of unauthorised constructions in the ministerial bungalows have been reported to the Directorate of Estates, said the Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Mr Pon Radhakrishnan. A policy on the whole issue was under formulation and it has been decided to keep demolition of unauthorised structures in abeyance till then, he said.


Surgeons’ forum to hold conference on May 11
Gurgaon, May 6
Surgeons practising in Gurgaon have constituted a society named the Gurgaon Surgeons’ Forum and elected Dr Vijay Diwakar and Dr Suresh Vasistha as the founder president and founder secretary, respectively. The society is the Gurgaon chapter of the Association of Surgeons of Haryana. Incidentally, Gurgaon is the first district to have a local chapter of Association of Surgeons of Haryana. 

Haryana to have new industrial policy
Gurgaon, May 6
A new industrial policy is being drafted for the state in which maximum efforts will be made to take care of the industrial problems. The above mentioned remarks were made by Dr Harbaksh Singh, Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) and Commissioner & Secretary IT, Government of Haryana, while speaking at an interaction organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Haryana State Council, here.

Panipat refinery expansion scheduled for completion by next year
Panipat, May 6
The expansion of the Panipat Refinery, from the present 60 lakh tonnes per annum crude oil to 120 lakh tonnes per annum crude oil, at an estimated cost of Rs 4,200 crore, is in full swing.

Sheila protecting graft-tainted MLA: BJP

‘Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai’
New Delhi, May 6
Good tidings for the children and the Metro users. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the McDonald’s have a tie-up to entertain the passengers commuting in Delhi Metro.

Discussion on governance and varsity appointments 
Rohtak, May 6
A panel discussion on “Governance of Universities and the Appointment of Key University Functionaries” under the auspices of the Haryana Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (HFUCTO) will be organised by the Maharshi Dayanand University here on May 14.
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Two sentenced to life imprisonment for murder 
Sonepat, May 6
The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr R. K. Bishnoi, has sentenced Ran Singh and Harpal of Garhibala village under Sections 302 and 201 IPC to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10,000 each for murdering Mr Tara Chand, a resident of the same village on November 29, 1998.

6 peacocks found dead in farmhouse 
Meerut, May 6
Six peacocks were found dead on the campus of an agriculture farmhouse on Monday. The carcasses of the peacocks were found badly decomposed. According to preliminary information's, there is a farmhouse near the paper mill on the Meerut-Bijnore road.


Murder accused arrested in Welcome Colony
New Delhi, May 6
The North-East district police today arrested one Nawab Dullah (23), accused of being involved in the murder of a scrap dealer, Sunder Singh, in Welcome Colony. He along with his associate had reportedly strangled to death a scarp dealer over a money dispute. His associate, identified as Tassavur Beg, was arrested by the South district police.

Chain snatchers’ gang busted
New Delhi, May 6
With the arrest of five youths, the South-West district police today claimed to have busted a gang of desperate chain snatchers, who were active in the areas of the Capital close to Haryana.

Five youths involved in chain snatching being paraded by the police in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo
Five youths involved in chain snatching being paraded by the police


PG admission of medicos subject to final order of SC
New Delhi, May 6
Fate of about 100 medicos from the Capital, who have passed MBBS from other universities, hangs in a balance as the Supreme Court has said that their admission in various post-graduate (PG) courses of Delhi University, would be subject to the final outcome of their petitions.


Beauty regimen for a cool dude look
magine Adonis with a bad hair day or a pimpled face. Agreed, not everyone can be a protégé of Adonis but beauty experts point out that men who are largely indifferent about their appearance can turn over a new leaf should they follow the tips for hair and skin care mentioned below.
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Satyender hits ton for FCI
New Delhi, May 6
A spitfire century by Satyender Yadav (117, 13x4, 118) was the highlight of Food Corporation of India’s 19-run victory against Youngster Club in the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground on Tuesday.

Surender shines in Shera cricket
New Delhi, May 6
A remarkable all-round display by Surender Dayma (5 for 43 and 114, 8x4, 3x6) powered Air Sahara to an eight-wicket victory against Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in the 12th Shera Pandit Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground. Sahara entered the semi-final and Dayma received the man of the match award for his fine performance.

Punjab nose out Delhi, qualify for final round
New Delhi, May 6
Punjab defeated Delhi 5-4 in sudden death tie-breaker in the final of the Under-21 National Football Championship (North Zone qualification round) held at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh, according to information available in Delhi.

AIIMS annex Rajdhani Cup title
New Delhi, May 6
A dashing half century by Sanjay Kumar and a deadly spell of 4 for 31 by left-arm spinner Vijay Arya helped All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) beat hosts Najafgarh Sports Club by six wickets and annex the Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Complex ground.
The AIIMS team which won the Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament flash victory signs.
The AIIMS team which won the Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament flash victory signs

Kapil to champion children’s cause
New Delhi, May 6
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev was Monday formally inducted as the Grand Ambassador for Street and Working Children, associated with Prayas. Kapil interacted with the children at the Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice.

Kapil Dev being inducted as Grand Ambassador of Prayas, a voluntary organisation.
Kapil Dev being inducted as Grand Ambassador of Prayas, a voluntary organisation


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