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After ‘Maruti’, it is notorious ‘Gypsy’
Ghaziabad, May 26
The Ghaziabad police have finally turned the heat on dreaded criminals. They have even managed to kill some of them in encounters in the last few days.

Two girls rescued from Apollo Circus, another missing
Allegations of sexual exploitation against organisers
Meerut, May 26
The police raided the Apollo Circus camp on Sunday and rescued two minor girl acrobats following complaints about their sexual exploitation by the organisers.

Two main accused in DDA scam granted bail
New Delhi, May 26
A judge of the Delhi High Court today granted bail to two key accused in the DDA land scam — Commissioner (Land Disposal) Anand Mohan Sharan and Director (Land) Jagdish Chander — after the CBI said that a challan in the case was not likely to be filed within the required 60 days.

Tension over usurping of graveyard land
Sonepat, May 26
Tension has gripped Tharia village of this district following the forcible occupation of eight bighas of graveyard land and dismantling of 2,000 graves allegedly by an influential farmer of the village.

Wrist work
Wrist work: Model and actress Yana Gupta at the launch of ‘New Watches’ in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Border dispute resurfaces with onset of sowing

Sonepat, May 26
With the onset of the sowing season, the dispute over the tract of land along the Yamuna belt on the Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border has surfaced once again.

This is no blind man’s bluff in a hair salon
New Delhi, May 26
Not many people would fancy getting their tresses chopped by a blindfolded hairdresser. But when the hairdresser in question is Ramzan Ali, who has cut hair for a marathon 150 hours, you have every reason to sit in the couch before him.

Noida water table plumbs to new depths
Noida, May 26
The industrial town of Noida is sandwiched between the Yamuna and the Hindon rivers. Yet water is scarce in this concrete jungle.

Shootout in court complex: DGP’s claim belied
The district police have so far failed to track down the rest of the assailants who shot dead a dreaded criminal, Anoop Singh, in the district court complex on May 23.


Over 5 lakh bogus voters enrolled: BJP
New Delhi, May 26
The Bharatiya Janata Party today came down heavily on the Congress for enrolling more than five lakh bogus voters, most of them illegal Bangladeshi migrants, in the Capital to influence the ensuing Assembly polls in November this year.

POLL SHENANIGAN: Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana and party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra addressing a press conference in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo

Power supply: MCD leader flays move to ‘siphon off’ public funds
New Delhi, May 26
Leader of Opposition in the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Mr Vijender Gupta condemned the act of recommending to the Delhi Electric Regulatory Commission (DERC) the payment of Rs 3,600 crore to DISCOMS as loan assistance for the year 2002-2003.

Illegal use of motors to tap water from mains
Sonepat, May 26
With the summer on, residents of most of the localities in the town including the HUDA sectors are faced with the problem of low pressure in taps supplying drinking water.

One man’s crusade to shatter myths about Shanidev
New Delhi, May 26
All gods are not favourites of all people, especially among the pantheon of Hindu gods. Even as myths surround each of them, misconceptions regarding one particular god, Shanidev, are too projected. A person who has vowed to dispel these myths about Shanidev, His Holiness Shanicharananuragi Pandit Madan Lal Rajasthani, has thought up one sure way to achieve that. By installing the idol of the partial incarnation of Lord Shiva, Shanidev, at Shanidham, located on Chattarpur Road, Asola, Fatehpur Beri here on this coming Saturday. This is when there are serious misgivings about even sculpting the idol of Shanidev.

“Shanidev is not inauspicious but auspicious, a giver of joy and not sorrow...”
Shanidev is not inauspicious but auspicious

DDA opens Wazirabad flyover 
New Delhi, May 26
Much to the relief of the residents commuting from Wazirabad, the flyover at the intersection of Wazirabad road number 66 was opened by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today.

DPCC gives itself full marks; readies for polls 
New Delhi, May 26
Criticising the BJP for its ‘anti-poor measures’ and ‘failure to fulfil promises’, the Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, today pointed out that her government, despite having limited powers, has received adulation from both within and outside the country.

Rewari salutes Kargil martyr
Rewari, May 26
Several thousand war widows, ex-servicemen and other residents of the Rewari region participated in the Shaheed Samman Samaroh organised to mark the fourth death anniversary of Deputy Commandant Sukhbir Singh Yadav of the 171Bn of BSF, the first martyr of Kargil war of 1999, at Dhamlawas village, seven km from here today.

 Amita JoshiFACE TO FACE
‘Don’t uproot the slum dwellers, give them jobs’
mita Joshi, who has been working for the betterment of slum dwellers and women for more than a decade, has come up with a unique idea: volunteers living with the slum dwellers to understand and solve their basic problems. When she began this noble mission, she managed to lure the children to attend schools by popularising a slogan - “education for better living”. 

Call to declare Jains a minority community
Sonepat, May 26
The All India Jain Milan (AIJM) and the All India Jain Women Milan have urged the Centre and the Haryana Government to declare the Jain community as a minority community and safeguard the interests of the people belonging to this community.

Youth’s body found near Dewru village
Sonepat, May 26
The Sadar police have seized a body of a youth lying in the fields of a farmer near Dewru village about three km from here yesterday and sent it for a post-mortem. According to a report, the body was identified as one Mahinder of Bakhtawarpur village. He had been living along with two brothers at Murthal village for the past few years.

Killers of truck driver, cleaner held
Ghaziabad, May 26
The Ghaziabad police arrested three criminals who had killed a driver and a cleaner of a truck in Kavi Nagar area on May 11 and then looted the truck. The police have seized the truck and the goods worth Rs 5 lakh loaded in the truck.

  • Cong rally for SYL canal


Good Samaritan stabbed to death
New Delhi, May 26
Central district police have launched a hunt for five suspects who allegedly stabbed to death a youth, Qasim in North Washing Line near New Delhi Railway Station yesterday. The youth tried to save a man who was being beaten by the suspects.

Cricket betting racket busted, eight held
New Delhi, May 26
The Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a cricket betting racket with the arrest of eight persons. Acting on a tip-off, sleuths raided a residential complex at Saraswati Vihar locality in North-West Delhi last night and caught the alleged kingpin of the racket Mukesh Nagpal and house owner Subhash while they were busy in betting for the Australia-West Indies one-day cricket match played yesterday, the police said here.


PG admission mired in controversy
Rohtak, May 26
The PGIMS, the only state-owned medical college and hospital in Haryana, was the scene of a high drama yesterday when the authorities started counselling for MD/MS/PG diploma admission for the in-service candidates.


Dahiya, Sodhi star in Airlines’ victory
New Delhi, May 26
Internationals Vijay Dahiya (76) and Reetender Singh Sodhi (27 and 4 for 37) played their parts well to help defending champions Indian Airlines beat Bihar Cricket Association by 69 runs in the opening match of the 7th Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Sunday.
Reetender Singh Sodhi receiving the man of the match award in the opening match of the Lala Hari Ram Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh Stadium.
Reetender Singh Sodhi receiving the man of the match award in the opening match of the Lala Hari Ram Day-Night Cricket Tournament

ONGC lift Goswami Cricket Trophy
New Delhi, May 26
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) trounced Sonnet Club by six wickets to regain the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament trophy after a gap of three years at the Khalsa College ground on Sunday.

Delhi Transport Minister Ajay Maken, along with Sunil Khanna of DDCA, presenting the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Trophy to ONGC skipper Gagan Khoda at the Khalsa College ground.
Delhi Transport Minister Ajay Maken, along with Sunil Khanna of DDCA, presenting the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Cricket Trophy to ONGC skipper Gagan Khoda

Pusa Youngsters win
New Delhi, May 26
An unbeaten 64 by Naresh Kumar and deadly bowling by medium-pacer Jitender Solanki (3 for 25) and Lalit Anand (2 for 34) helped Pusa Youngsters beat Delhi Wonders by nine wickets in the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev and former Test opener Chetan Chauhan meeting the players before the opening match in the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.
DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev and former Test opener Chetan Chauhan meeting the players

PNB, Delhi Admn win in DSA League
New Delhi, May 26
Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Delhi Administration scored convincing victories in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

ONGC enter quarter-final
New Delhi, May 26
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation beat Karma by 64 runs to enter the quarter-final of the 27th Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road.


Encroachers made to give up 30 acres of land
Sonepat, May 26
The Gohana district administration got 30 acres of Panchayat land released from authorised occupation of 16 persons in village Bidhal yesterday. As a part of its anti-encroachment drive, a demolition squad led by the BDPO Gohana, police force, labourers and a JCB reached the village last evening and for the land released. However, they failed to remove encroachment on another 10 acres following stay orders by the court.


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