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HC strips MCD of power to issue licence for mineral water
New Delhi, June 1
The Delhi High Court has stripped the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) of its power to issue licence for manufacturing and processing packaged drinking water. The court held that the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the sole competent authority in this regard.

Old woman killed in GK; maid’s hand suspected

New Delhi, June 1
A 60-year-old woman was found murdered with stab injuries and jewellery stolen at her house in the posh Greater Kailash–II area of South Delhi last night.

Relatives consoling each other at the GK-II residence of Harprakash Gupta, whose wife was found murdered.
Relatives consoling each other at the GK-II residence of Harprakash Gupta, whose wife was found murdered.
 — A Tribune photograph

Three held for call girl racket
Noida, June 1
Sector-49 Police have arrested a woman and two men for running a call girl racket in a house of Sector-49 for the past one year.

A mannequin being decked up at a fashion designing exhibition
A mannequin being decked up at a fashion designing exhibition organised by the JD Institute of Fashion Technology in the Capital on Sunday.  — Photo Kamal Singh

Man beheads wife, lover at Gohana
Sonepat, June 1
A man has allegedly beheaded his wife and her lover in his house at Gohana. The police have brought the bodies of both in the Civil Hospital Gohana for a post-mortem and a case of murder has been registered in the City Police Station against the suspect, Surender of Murlana village.

Five of family get seven years in jail
Bhiwani, June 1
The Additional Sessions Judge, Bhiwani, on Saturday convicted five members of a family in a case of attempt to murder and sentenced them to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment. The accused would have to undergo another six months of imprisonment, if they fail to pay the fine imposed by the court.

Woman beaten to death for dowry
Ghaziabad, June 1
A young woman was beaten to death for dowry in Shahid Nagar Mohalla of Sahibabad on Saturday night. While Bano, the daughter-in-law was being beaten up, music was played at full blast in the house, to drown her shrieks.

  • Bid to force girl into wedlock

Crater creation: Ahirwal residents caught in deep water
Rewari, June 1
The abrupt appearance of a number of wide and extremely deep craters in the earth in an area of about 10 acres across the Narnaul-Singhana Road near Khatoti Kalan village, about 10 km from Narnaul, has become a matter of concern for the people of Ahirwal region.

Two held for freeing undertrial from custody
Rohtak, June 1
The police arrested two youths on Saturday who had allegedly freed an undertrial prisoner from the police custody on March 3. Those arrested have been identified as Manoj of Morkheri village and Rajiv of Hansi (Hisar). They were produced in a local court today and sent in police remand for seven days.


Probe in cane-charge case an eyewash, allege BJP leaders
Faridabad, June 1
Questions are being raised over the credibility of the probe, being conducted by the local police, regarding the alleged cane -charge on senior BJP leaders here, during a protest against demolition.

DPCC protests against Kirti Nagar demolition
New Delhi, June 1
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) held a sit-in today at Jantar Mantar to protest the demolition of huts in Reshma and Nehru Camps in Kirti Nagar. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had razed a few huts there on Saturday. Another 50 odd huts were destroyed in the fire that broke out even as the slum-dwellers were resisting the demolition squad.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Chopra, Jagdish Tytler and Tazdar Babar protesting against the demolitions in the Kirti Nagar slum cluster by the DDA in the Capital on Sunday
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Chopra, Jagdish Tytler and Tazdar Babar protesting against the demolitions in the Kirti Nagar slum cluster by the DDA in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo Kamal Singh

HVP fared quite well in Fatehabad by-poll: Bansi Lal
Rohtak, June 1
Charging Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala with adopting unfair means in the Fatehabad by-election, Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) supremo Bansi Lal has claimed that the votes polled by the party candidate clearly indicated the remarkable achievement of the party.


BSNL and post office playing blame game
Sonepat, June 1
Widespread resentment prevails among thousands of telephone subscribers against the inordinate delay in sending the telephone bills to them by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in the city and elsewhere in the district. The telephone subscribers association has demanded a high level probe into the matter and stern action against the erring officials of the BSNL and the Head Post Office.

Delhi Health Minister Dr A.K. Walia giving polio drops to a child in the Capital on Sunday.
Delhi Health Minister Dr A.K. Walia giving polio drops to a child in the Capital on Sunday.
— Photo Kamal Singh

Haryana Govt employees threaten agitation
Faridabad, June 1
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Haryana Government Employees Associations has served an ultimatum to the state government to either implement the ‘Agreement’, regarding welfare of employees of various departments, reached with it on October 24 last year, by June 17, or face a comprehensive agitation. 

Residents facing power, water shortage
Faridabad, June 1
As the heat of the summer season is inching towards its peak, acute shortage of water and irregular power supply in various parts of the district, has made soaring temperatures unbearable for the residents. According to reports from rural areas, While on one hand the residents are facing problems due to scarcity of potable water, they are also worried about their cattle, as majority of ponds and rivers had gone dry.

Poor farmers being arrested: Dalal
Faridabad, June 1
A former minister and MLA from Palwal, Mr Karan Singh Dalal, has alleged that farmers unable to pay their loan instalments of Cooperative Banks, were being arrested and put behind bars.

Patients suffer with govt hospital blood bank closed for a month
Sonepat, June 1
Much to the inconvenience of the patients here, the blood bank in the local civil hospital has been lying closed for more than a month now. Reflecting gross inefficiency on part of the Health Department here, the blood bank, which was closed on April 27 due to non-payment of renewal fee, has not been re-opened only for want of permission from the Director General Health Services, Haryana.

Move to hand over college management to society flayed
Sonepat, June 1
Resentment prevails among the students and employees of the Chhotu Ram Government Engineering College at Murthal over the government decision to hand over the management of the college to a society.

Lakhs of kids get polio vaccine
New Delhi, June 1
Lakhs of children below five years of age were administered the polio vaccine today. Health Minister AK Walia said volunteers of the Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme (PPIP) also administered the vaccine to children at railway stations, inter-state bus terminuses, entry points on the national highways, airports and entertainment complexes. 

  • SGSC’s appeal on Akali politics

  • Sant Darshan Singh’s 14th barsi

  • Vehicle thief held


Dacoity bid foiled, six held
Sonepat, June 1
With the arrest of six persons, the Ganaur police foiled an attempt of a dacoity to be committed by them at the Jain Petrol Pump, G.T. Road, Ganaur, in the district last night.


Use of linen in line with international trend
RROW has announced the launch of a new range of linen – a wide range covering cotton linen and 100 per cent linen. Made from the finest linen, Arrow’s linen shirts are manufactured in bright, primary colours aimed at making a tremendous impact.

  • No fooling with Zicom

  • Hooded chimneys

  • For upwardly mobile

  • Decorative fans

  • As pure as forest honey

  • NTPC story collection

  • Wider range of  split ACs

  • How many hrs to eternity?

  • Digicams from Intex

  • Compact size wall tiles

  • Casio home studios

  • Barnala Plus TMT

  • Theft-proof motorbike lock

  • New Godrej shaving cream

  • Cattle resource

  • Harpal Tea


DSGMC pat for Sikh educational council
HE Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has applauded the efforts made by the Sikh Educative Council in improving the working conditions of the GHPS schools and other educational institutions run by them. The DSGMC pointed out that class X students have a pass percentage between 91 and 100 per cent. Students who have scored more than 90 per cent marks were also applauded.

  • Summer camp at Children’s Valley

  • Kudos for GHPS, Vasant Vihar

  • Pathways interviews

  • Raddison camp

  • Common norms for DPS branches

Darks clouds and the rainbow...
NCE again, the much-awaited Board results drew a mixed bag of responses, ranging from exhilaration to disappointment. The congratulations, however, should not be reserved only for those who excelled, because each child had performed to the best of his or her potential. Examinations are a part of life, which is not just, party and pleasure; it is also pain and despair. It comprises the dark rain clouds and the rainbow.


Indian Airlines fly into semis
New Delhi, June 1
Indian Airlines grounded Air Sahara with a last-ball, four-wicket victory to enter the semi-final of the seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival at the Karnail Singh Stadium.


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