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Murder accused shot dead in court complex
Rohtak, May 23
Dreaded gangster Anoop of Mitrau village in Delhi was shot dead in broad daylight in the court complex here today by unidentified rivals.

DDA engineer’s wife, son’s friend stabbed to death 
New Delhi, May 23
The North-West district police have launched a hunt for two unidentified youths who reportedly stabbed to death a 40-year-old wife of a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) junior engineer and an 18-year-old boy, who was a friend of the son of the deceased in Sultanpuri, North West district, early this morning.

CBSE students on cloud nine in the Capital CBSE students on cloud nine in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

‘Non-performing’ govt schools break 
the jinx 
New Delhi, May 23
The government schools in the Capital have finally shattered the spell of poor performance. After years of being dismissed as “non-performers,” they have recorded a pass percentage of 77.09 in the Capital, which is a jump of 5.87 per cent over last year’s 71.33 per cent in the class XII CBSE results.

Fragile. handle with care. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A model at the launch of the bridal collection at a show organised by K’s Mall
A model at the launch of the bridal collection at a show organised by K’s Mall in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Khattar’s gold links unravelled
New Delhi, May 23
The CBI today arrested Davinder Khattar, brother of the main accused in the scam, Dharamvir Khattar, who allegedly gave gold as illegal gratification to former Delhi High Court Judge Shamit Mukherjee and sacked DDA Vice-Chairman Subhash Sharma. The agency sleuths, while probing the various angles in the DDA scam, stumbled upon some fresh leads which suggested that Dharamvir Khattar used to give money to his brother for purchasing gold for allegedly bribing DDA officials and Mukherjee, sources said. 

DDA to evict societies for 
land misuse

New Delhi:
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) says it will “conclude” soon the eviction proceedings against the two societies that have Dharamvir Khattar as an office-bearer and which misused the institutional land allotted to them. The allotment of institutional land to these societies was cancelled in 1998. Another society, of which Khattar is an office-bearer, has been given 15 days’ time to hand over the possession of the premises back to the DDA.


Bhindawas bird sanctuary to be developed as tourist spot 
Jhajjar, May 23
A tourist spot in Jhajjar? It may sound incredible, but if the district administration were to believe, this would be a reality soon, as the state government has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop the Bhindawas bird sanctuary into a tourist attraction.
A team of officials inspecting the bird sanctuary during their visit recently.
A team of officials inspecting the bird sanctuary during their visit recently

Speaking out
he marriage of a daughter is a cherished dream of her parents. But what will be the condition of those parents whose daughter’s “baraat” turns back from the wedding venue just because they are not able to fill the belly of greed of the groom and his parents?
  • Why deny seat in train when it is available?
  • It wasn’t creditable, NAAC!
  • Rules for Haryana schools

Man who took poison  in protest dies
Meerut, May 23
Priyank Sharma, who consumed some poisonous substance on the premises of the District Magistrate’s residence on May 7 against the alleged police atrocities on him, died in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in New Delhi. Doctors say that the poison had got mixed with the blood and the effect could not be removed even after dialysis.

Ex-cop’s wife strangled, house looted 
Rohtak, May 23
Five persons barged into the house of a retrenched constable of the Haryana Police, Naresh Kumar, in Housing Board Colony in Sector 4 here, strangled his wife and escaped with Rs 3,500 and jewellery worth over Rs 10,000 yesterday.
  • One dead, two hurt in  cracker unit blast
  • Delhi-based property dealer found murdered
  • One killed in road accident
  • Sanitation work on contract

More showers likely at weekend
New Delhi:
The heat wave dissipated as intermittent showers brought down the temperature in the Capital on Friday. With that, the dusty conditions also disappeared.


Two women robbed of cash, gold at railway station
Sonepat, May 23
Two women passengers waiting for the Karnal-bound train were reportedly robbed of cash, gold rings, wristwatches and keys in addition to two railway tickets at the railway station here last evening.

Hides of seven leopards seized
Panipat, May 23
The Samalkha police arrested two persons allegedly involved in trading in hides of wild animals here yesterday. The police also succeeded in seizing seven leopard and 18 “ud-bilav” skins from them.


Subscribers resent BSNL decision to collect bills every month
Faridabad, May 23
The decision of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to collect payments of the telephone bills on a monthly basis has evoked sharp criticism from various sections of subscribers. The subscribers have demanded restoration of the old practice of collecting bills every two months.


Re-exams of cancelled papers from today
Bhiwani, May 23
Re-examinations will be conducted at such centres where examinations in various subjects of middle and matriculation classes, conducted during April by the Board of School Education Haryana, had been cancelled due to outside interference. The re-examinations will be conducted at such centres from May 24 to May 27.


Malhotra releases Lala Hari Ram cricket draw
New Delhi, May 23
All India Council of Sports (AICS) president Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Friday released the draw of the seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival, to be held at the Karnail Singh Stadium, from May 25 to June 8.

All India Council of Sports president Vijay Kumar Malhotra releasing the draw of the 
Hari Ram Aggarwal Cricket Tournament on Friday.
All India Council of Sports president Vijay Kumar Malhotra releasing the draw of the

Rajdhani Sports sail into quarter-final
New Delhi, May 23
Rajdhani Sports defeated Delhi Blues by 74 runs to enter the quarter-final of the seventh Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road.

Sonnet move into final
New Delhi, May 23
Sonnet Club beat Lal Bahadur Shastri Club by 22 runs in a rain-affected semi-final match of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground. Sonnet, who have made their fourth entry into the Goswami cricket final, will take on Oil and Natural Gas Corporation in the challenge round on Sunday.

DDA Academy B team lift soccer title
New Delhi, May 23
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Academy B team defeated DDA C team 3-2 via sudden death tie-breaker to bag the third Ambuja Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament title at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Pahari Dhiraj, K G Colts win in U-15 tourney
New Delhi, May 23
A strokeful 76 by Prateek Jamla and deadly bowling by Tushar Kaushik (3 for 13) helped Pahari Dhiraj Club beat Alpine Club by 60 runs in a DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Sumit Dogra Academy win
New Delhi, May 23
A fine all-round performance by Balvinder Singh (69, 8x4) helped Sumit Dogra Academy beat Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan by four runs in the fourth Peacock Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground.


Medical waste: MC to act against clinics
Sonepat, May 23
The Sonepat Municipal Council has decided to take action against clinics and nursing homes, which are still throwing medical wastes in the open and violating the directions of the Pollution Control Board (PCB).


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