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Cops crack Sunita Chadha road rage case
A good samaritan’s gory end
New Delhi, May 14
The North-West district police today claimed to have cracked the Sunita Chadha murder case with the arrest of three youths; the police have also recovered the car used by the youths on the night of the killing and the murder weapon.

Two charred to death in Yamuna Pushta fire
New Delhi, May 14
Two unidentified persons, including a woman, were charred to death and eight others injured in a fire that broke out in Sanjay Amar colony at Yamuna Pushta jhuggi cluster this afternoon.
A resident trying to douse the fire at Yamuna Pushta in the Capital
A resident trying to douse the fire at Yamuna Pushta in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
In video: Hundreds of jhuggis were gutted as fire broke out in Kidwai Nagar in the Capital in the early hours on Wednesday.
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SC notice to Centre on cops’ plea to form associations
New Delhi, May 14
The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Lt-Governor of Delhi and the City Police Commissioner on a petition seeking a direction to them for allowing the Delhi Police personnel to form their associations at all levels of ranks for redressal of their grievances.

JEANS A LA MODE: VJ Nikhil Chinnappa and model Sophia Haq at the launch of SF Jeans in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Fee revision: Haryana VCs meeting today 
Rohtak, May 14
The Haryana government has convened a meeting of the vice-chancellors at Chandigarh on May 15 to discuss the fee revision for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.

DISCOMs need to cut expenses, not raise tariff
New Delhi, May 14
The PHDCCI has sought close scrutiny of petitions for determination of Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) of Delhi TRANSCO and the three distribution companies by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC).

When Jal Board sat over Rs 35 crore
New Delhi, May 14
The Controller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has advised the Trans- Yamuna Development Board to change its way of functioning and to adopt a more integrated and comprehensive method of working as it had failed to meet the objectives for which it was set up.

NCW kudos for gritty Nisha
New Delhi, May 14
It is not young marriageable women alone who are talking about the courage and conviction of the 21 year-old bride who handed over her groom to the police for demanding dowry.

Hooch or poison?
Illicit liquor claimed one life at Dhrukheda village under Kharkoda police station in Hapur on Tuesday night; yet another person is in serious condition. Some local people here alleged that it was a case of murder. However, the area police said that the person lost his life after consuming illicit liquor.


No applicants for arms licences from 74 villages
Sonepat, May 14
There are still 74 villages in this district from where people have not applied for arms licences in spite of the deteriorating law and order situation and increasing activities of the criminals and anti-social elements in the state.

NABARD launches project to encourage rural industrialisation 
Panipat, May 14
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched an ambitious District Rural Industries Project (DRIP) in Panipat district to give a fillip to the rural industry.

Rs 39.52 cr spent on repair of 12 roads
Sonepat, May 14
The Haryana Government has taken a series of measures to construct and repair the roads in the urban and rural areas of the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh, told mediapersons here today that the PWD (B and R) had spent Rs 39.52 crore on the construction and repair of 12 roads in the district. The work undertaken by the department was almost complete.

Vested interest blamed for power losses
New Delhi, May 14
Continuing with its opposition to any hike in electricity tariff, Delhi Pradesh BJP secretary Vijender Gupta placed his contentions before the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Duststorm disrupts life in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 14
Sonepat city and its surrounding areas were lashed by a severe duststorm last evening disrupting normal life and traffic on the national and state highways in the region. According to a report, the duststorm reduced the visibility to a few metres forcing the vehicles to move at a snail pace with the headlights on.

Strike on May 21
Faridabad, May 14
The employees of the state government are gearing up for the proposed nationwide strike of government employees on May 21. Various teams of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Haryana government employees had started a campaign to canvass for the strike.
  • Huda parking contract
  • Life Insurance Policy holder
  • Congress meet in Chandigarh


Dangerous liaison: Friend murdered
Noida, May 14
A man slit the throat of a friend with whose wife he was having a liaison. The victim was served with a few pegs of whisky before being killed, it is learnt. The Kasna police have arrested one of the four persons involved in the murder of Kuldip, s/o Mr Chand on March 26 in Kasna area.


Marketing patriotism: Makers of Swiss army knives to promote Param Vir
New Delhi, May 14
Victorinox, the makers of the famous Swiss army knives, have in a noble gesture come forward to promote Param Vir, the book by Major-General (Retd) Ian Cardoza, which immortalises the tales of valour and courage of 21 Indian soldiers who have won the country’s highest gallantry award, Param Vir Chakra, during the various wars fought after Independence.


100 kids take Divinity Test on Sikh history 
New Delhi, May 14
‘Servants of Humanity’ organised a written Divinity Test for children at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Jheel, Delhi in which around 100 students participated. The students were made to answer questions based on Sikh religion and history.

IIHE-Michigan varsity tie-up on engineering graduate programme
he IILM Institute for Higher Education (IIHE) has signed an agreement with Michigan Technologies University (MTU) to offer quality technical education to Indian students.
  • Admissions begin in  Pearl Academy
  • Workshop on behavioural competency
  • Summit on services marketing
  • Coaching institute’s claims
  • Management course with sectoral specialisation

Amity offers courses catering to insurance sector
hough there has been splurge of job opportunities with the opening of insurance sector lately, not many institutes providing insurance training have come forward. The job opportunities in insurance sector are plenty: one can work as an insurance agent or broker, insurance surveyor, actuary, administrative officer underwriter, and sales manager or marketing co-ordinator.


MTNL told to pay Rs 6,000 for deficient service 
New Delhi, May 14
A city consumer court today ordered the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) to pay a total of Rs 6,000 to aggrieved consumers in separate cases for providing deficient service, including non-restoration of connection, despite them having sent repeated reminders.


Sonnet Club move into semi-final
New Delhi, May 14
Sonnet Club defeated Air Sahara by five wickets to enter the semi-final of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. Sonnet will take on the winners of the match between defending champions Indian Airlines and Lal Bahadur Shastri Club in the semi-final.

Lala Hari Ram Cricket from May 25
New Delhi, May 14
The seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Day-Night Cricket Carnival will be held from May 25 at the Karnail Singh Stadium. President of the tournament committee Ashok Aggarwal said 16 top teams from the Capital will participate in the tournament.

National Yoga Championship in Delhi
New Delhi, May 14
The third National Yoga Championship for junior and senior boys and girls will be held at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on May 16 and 17. The championship is being organised by the Yoga Confederation of India in association with the Yoga Association of Delhi.

Inter-state soccer transfer from today
New Delhi, May 14
The annual inter-state soccer transfer will begin tomorrow. The new regulations regarding the status and transfer of players, approved by the special Annual General Body of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF), which came into force last season, will be enforced with immediate effect as advised by the players status committee of the AIFF to state secretaries.


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