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Two stabbed to death; heads crushed under tractor
Ghaziabad, May 13
Two men were stabbed to death and later their heads were crushed under the wheels of a tractor on the Delhi-Hapur-Lucknow highway.

HC asks NGO for action plan
New Delhi, May 13
The Delhi High Court today asked a city-based NGO to prepare a detailed action plan on how to revive the water bodies in the Capital and sought a report within three months.

MDU VC denies paper leak
Rohtak, May 13
Maj-Gen Bhim Singh Suhag (retd), Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand University, has denied reports about the leak of question papers of the university during the annual examinations which are in progress.

Lady lecturer alleges harassment
Rohtak, May 13
A lady lecturer employed at the Directorate of Distance Education, Maharshi Dayanand University, has charged the acting Director, DDE, with misbehaving with her and harassing her.

A squall hit the Capital on Tuesday evening, uprooting trees and disrupting the traffic

A squall hit the Capital on Tuesday evening, uprooting trees and disrupting the traffic. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Urmila Matondkar, who was in the Capital for the release of her forthcoming film Bhoot
Urmila Matondkar, who was in the Capital for the release of her forthcoming film Bhoot. — Tribune Photo

Gauri Pradhan, leading TV actress of the popular series "Kutumb" and Shilpa Kadam, model turned actress, during the launch of show ‘Naam Gum Jayega’ in the Capital

Gauri Pradhan, leading TV actress of the popular series "Kutumb" and Shilpa Kadam, model turned actress, during the launch of show ‘Naam Gum Jayega’ in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Greedy grooms and in-laws must be taught a lesson: Nisha
Noida, May 13
“Munish used to say his father is no more but that his mother is his mainstay. I have also proved that my father is my ideal. If somebody just talks to him in a rude way I cannot tolerate it. 

Traders stage dharna against robberies
Rohtak, May 13
Irked by the worsening law and order situation in the town, traders and businessmen on Railway Road today observed a strike and staged a dharna to demand the arrest of the desperadoes involved in robbing Rs 4.75 lakh from jewellers Gajanand and his son Girish and inflicting injuries on them with a knife on Saturday.

Sonography norms laid down for doctors
Sonepat, May 13
The Health Department of Haryana has authorised the doctors to use portable or mobile ultrasound machines for medical check up of patients. However, it is mandatory to get the machine registered with the competent authority.


CM misusing official machinery in Fatehabad poll: HPCC
Sonepat, May 13
The general secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Congress (HPCC), Mrs Sumitra Chauhan, has accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of misusing the official machinery in the by-election to the Fatehabad Assembly constituency and alleged that the Congress workers were being threatened by the ruling party leaders and supporters. 


A thick haze of acrid smoke hangs in the air
AN EVENING IN DELHI: A thick haze of acrid smoke hangs in the air. — Tribune Photo

Delhi commissions human development report
New Delhi, May 13
In an ambitious move aimed at addressing problems faced by the people in the city, the state government in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Planning Commission has commissioned a human development report that will document the problems and suggest remedial measures.

Metro fare hike ruled out
New Delhi, May 13
The Minister for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Mr Ananth Kumar, today dismissed claims that the Metro fare will be increased in the Capital. “There is no proposal to hike the fare. The Metro is currently running on promotional fare,” he said.

Demolition of statue slab sparks political row
Rewari, May 13
The demolition of the concrete structure on which a life-size statue of late Rao Abhey Singh, a former congress legislator and father of Deputy Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, was to be installed seems to be snowballing into a political controversy.

Auto drivers at New Delhi Railway Station charging extra to line cops’ pockets 
New Delhi, May 13
If you take an autorickshaw from a prepaid booth at the New Delhi Railway Station, think twice. You may be forced to pay extra, thanks to the nexus between those who man the booths and the auto drivers.

Power often goes on the blink in Panipat
Panipat, May 13
The claims of the state government notwithstanding, residents of this textile town are virtually spending sleepless nights these days on account of the unscheduled and long power cuts.

Police self-defence training toughens up once-vulnerable girls
New Delhi, May 13
The self-defence training centres launched by the Crime Against Women (CAW) Cell of the Delhi Police have gained considerable popularity with a large number of women and girls enrolling for training.

Diversion of heavy vehicles kills peace in HUDA’s largest sector
Gurgaon, May 13
Sector 4 has the distinction of being the first and the largest residential sector to be floated by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), but the residents of this sector seem to be facing the biggest problem now.

Summer workshops by NDMC to engage children
New Delhi, May 13
The New Delhi Municipal Council will organise workshops during the summer breaks from May 20. These workshops will be run in various parts of the city, offering training in music, dance and other activities.

NCR briefs
Girl’s body found 
Faridabad, May 13
The body of a 21-year-old girl was found from a spot on the Surajkund road here yesterday. The girl was reportedly raped before being strangled by unidentified persons. 

  • Youth assaulted

  • Panchayat officer held

  • Cancelled MDU exam on May 20

Milk shop owner found dead
New Delhi, May 13
Abdul Wahid, a milk shop owner, was found murdered in his shop in Hauz Quazi in Central district this morning. He was resident of Maujpur in East district and had his shop in Central district. 

  • Man robbed

  • Load-shedding


Gang of highway robbers busted, six cases solved
Sonepat, May 13
With the arrest of a dreaded criminal, the Sonepat police have busted an inter-district gang of highway robbers operating in this region for the past few years.


MDU hike in BEd admission fee upsets poor students
Sonepat, May 13
The decision of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak to abolish the paid seats in BEd courses in the new academic session of 2003-2004 and almost double the admission fee has come as a shocker to the aspirants and the college authorities alike. 

42 PGIMS students get degrees in Rohtak
Rohtak, May 13
Mr Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Law and Justice and Commerce and Industry awarded the degrees to 42 postgraduate (MD/MS) students at the convocation of Pt B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences today.


LIFW’s venue under wraps
hile fashion buffs in Mumbai and Delhi continue to eulogise the virtues of their city, hoping to play host to the annual fashion event, the Lakme India Fashion Week (LIFW), the choice of the venue continues to remain under wraps.


Golf teacher Donato Di Ponziano of Italy displays a swing shot
Golf teacher Donato Di Ponziano of Italy displays a swing shot at the “coaching camp for excellence” at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in Greater Noida.

Air Sahara stun Punjab Cricket Association
New Delhi, May 13
An unbeaten 104, studded with 11 boundaries and three sixes, and 2 for 48 by Surinder Dayma, helped Air Sahara beat Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Colts, Mohali by seven wickets and entered the quarter-final of the 30th All-India Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. 

Salwan Boys to meet Hansraj in final
New Delhi, May 13
Salwan Boys will take on Hanraj Model School in the final of the first Harry Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament. In the semi-finals, Salwan Boys beat R P Academy bt five wickets while Hansraj Model School defeated DAV School, Shalimar Bagh by nine wickets.


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