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Daewoo workers try to barge into 
premises, clash with cops
Greater Noida, May 19
At least 20 persons, including six workers and 14 policemen, were today injured when 500 workers of Daewoo Motors attempted to enter the factory premises in Surajpur here.

300 ‘most wanted’ criminals on the prowl in Meerut zone
Meerut, May 19
Western Uttar Pradesh, especially Meerut zone, is notorious for crime. The zone is the popular choice: both as a turf and as a safe haven. No wonder, more than 300 gangsters, with rewards on their heads, are still at large in western UP. Muzaffarnagar district tops the list with 91 such gangsters.

Former MLA’s son shoots uncle 
Sonepat, May 19
Dinesh, the only son of former MLA Kitab Singh Malik, allegedly shot dead his uncle in their native Anwali village under the Gohana Sadar police station on Sunday.

Dreaded gangster nabbed after encounter
New Delhi, May 19
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested a notorious criminal of western UP after an encounter in Vikaspuri. The suspect was identified as Jagmohan Punjabi alias Leela alias Mohan.

Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in a fire that broke out in a chemical factory
Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in a fire that broke out in a chemical factory in Swaran Park in Mundka today. The fire broke out at 11.50 am and engulfed the entire factory within half an hour; it took 20 fire tenders three hours to control the blaze. No casualty was reported. — Tribune Photo

Samata leader feigned death to evade arrest
New Delhi, May 19
The West district police today arrested a leader of the Samata party in the Vikaspuri area, who had arranged his own death certificate to evade arrest from the police. Ram Mehar Malik, General Secretary, Samata party, Haryana unit, was arrested from his clinic on Sunday evening in Vikaspuri after the police received a tip-off.

Sadhu caught with Webley Scott revolver 
Meerut, May 19
A sadhu engaged in the sale and purchase of foreign small arms was caught red- handed here while trying to palm off one such weapon to a local gangster. An English-made Webley Scott revolver and six live cartridges were also seized from him. The sadhu belongs to Allahabad.


Officials wink at many cases of canal water theft 
Sonepat, May 19
The cases of unauthorised irrigation and canal cuts have been on the increase in Sonepat district for the last few months in the absence of checking by the officials of various water service divisions.


Only 7 pc of Vedic script remains, says scholar 
Faridabad, May 19
The ancient Hindu literature of the Vedas run into 4,000 pages but today only seven per cent of the original script is available as the rest has been lost. This has been the claim of Dr Satya Naryan Dasa, a former IIT graduate and presently engaged in research work on the Vedas.

Sugar mill poll: Dalal gets a shot in the arm 
Faridabad, May 19
The victory of as many as eight supporters of the former minister and MLA from Palwal, Mr Karan Singh Dalal, in the recently held elections of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Sugar Mill, Palwal, has come as a major setback to the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). 

The Himalayas - A perennial challenge to man’s spirit of adventure
he Himalayas have always held a special significance in the spiritual history of India. Our mythology and epics are replete with references where sages and saints are known to have sought shelter for a long time in the Himalayas to attain higher forms of knowledge.

Mukesh Gupta.FACE TO FACE
‘Organic farming to replace conventional farming’
rganic farming is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and the global demand for organic products is growing rapidly. It is not only expected to increase the income of the farmers, as the organic products generally command a premium, but also help in moving towards sustainable agriculture, which is completely environment friendly and takes into account the health concerns of the consumers.

Govt staff urged to join strike on May 21
Sonepat, May 19
The All India PWD Mechanical Karamchari Union, affiliated to the Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh, has given a call to the government employees to take part in the nationwide strike on May 21 to protest against the ‘anti-worker’ attitude of the BJP-led NDA Government and the INLD Government, headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister.

IG probes triple murder case
Ghaziabad, May 19
The IG Meerut Zone, Mr V N Rai, visited Ghaziabad on Sunday in connection with a case of triple murder in Pilkhua police station area two years ago. This is the first time an IG police has visited a district for investigating a crime.
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Three soldiers killed in accident
Sonepat, May 19
Three Army jawans, including Bijender of IVth Sikh Battalion are reported to have died in Nagaland as the vehicle on which five jawans were travelling, overturned there on Saturday. According to a report here, Bijender belonged to Salimsar Majra village in Sonepat district. Three of them died on the spot as the vehicle turned turtle.

THE DOWRY PLOT THICKENS People collecting their belongings during the demolition by the MCD at Harijan Basti, Anand Parbat
THE DOWRY PLOT THICKENS: Nav Yuvak Rajput Sangathan holds a demonstration near Jantar Mantar today against the ‘misuse’ of the Dowry Act. The protestors demand a fair inquiry into the Nisha Sharma case. The Sangathan president, Mr Ram Babu Rajput, said that Nisha Sharma’s uncle gave a statement that she had wanted to marry a former classmate and that the Dalal family had never made a dowry demand. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal People collecting their belongings during the demolition by the MCD at Harijan Basti, Anand Parbat, in the Capital on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Competition on Shastra Vidya held


Sahibabad cops nab gang leader after encounter
Ghaziabad, May 19
The kingpin of a gang of looters, Rawal Bihari, was nabbed by the Sahibabad police after an encounter on Sunday. The police seized a .9 mm pistol, which the gangster had snatched from a Special Task Force cop on April 16, along with 28 live cartridges. But his three accomplices succeeded in giving the police the slip.


12 new diploma, degree courses 
Sonepat, May 19
The management of the Kanya Gurukul Khanpur Kalan and Bhainwal Kalan villages has decided to introduce 12 diploma and degree courses to make these educational institutions self-dependent in education and sports.


Rahul stars in Hansraj’s title victory
New Delhi, May 19
A breezy knock of 89, studded with ten boundaries and three sixes, by Rahul Yadav and an all-round display by Anmol Sharma (64 and 3 for 29) guided Hansraj Model School to a 50-run victory against Salwan Boys School to lift the first Harry Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Central School ground, Sainik Vihar.
Dr S C Vats, MLA, and principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Anil Upadhyaya, with the Hansraj Model School team, which lifted the Harry Cup Cricket Tournament title.
Dr S C Vats, MLA, and principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Anil Upadhyaya, with the Hansraj Model School team

Coffee Day Championship Rally from May 24
New Delhi, May 19
The first national level Coffee Day Championship Car Rally will be held on May 24 and 25 at the scenic coffee country of Chikmagalur. Coffee Day, in association with the Motor Sports Club of Chikmagalur (MSCC), is organising the rally under the guidance of the Motor Sports Association of India (MAI), which in turn is governed by the International Motor Sports Authority (FIA).

DDA Academy teams in semis
New Delhi, May 19
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Academy B and C teams qualified for the semi-finals of the third Ambuja Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Pawan stars in PNB’s victory
New Delhi, May 19
Pawan Kochar played an all-round role (47, 5x4 and 4 for 29) to help Punjab National Bank beat S B Youth Club by ten runs in a league match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti North Delhi Cricket League.

Kaif, Raghav power Mayapuri win
New Delhi, May 19
Kaif Mohd hit a half century and Raghav Kakkar claimed three wickets for 32 runs to help Mayapuri Club beat Delhi Public School, R K Puram by two runs in the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the DPS ground. Electing to bat, 151 all out in 44.5 overs.

Ajay, Jaikishan shine for Global Academy
New Delhi, May 19
Swashbuckling knocks by Ajay Joshi, who slammed 70 off just 36 balls, and Jaikishan Tokas, who cracked 83 off 59 balls, enabled Global Academy beat Delhi Cantonment by five wickets in a thrilling match of a triangular cricket tournament at the Delhi Cantt ground.


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