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Advani harps on synergy, leaves 
out politics
New Delhi, June 3
A visibly elated Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani while laying the foundation stone for the third line of Phase 1 between Barakhamba Road and Dwarka, said today, “This is not the occasion of delivering a political lecture but express happiness” as the Metro was spreading its wings into other areas of the national Capital.

Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani with Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her granddaughter during the stone-laying
Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani with Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her granddaughter during the stone-laying ceremony of Barakhamba-Dwarka Metro line in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A cocky simian!
A cocky simian! — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Protest against overground Metro
New Delhi, June 3
Even though the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) assured rehabilitation of all persons affected by the project, the Association of Manufacturers, Tilak Nagar, today protested against changing the sites of Metro stations and demanded either it stick to the original plan or construct the stations underground.

Domino effect: Meerut girl sends greedy groom to jail
Meerut, June 3
The domino effect of Noida girl Nisha Sharma’s decision to send her would-be groom to jail is still being felt. This time, the woman of substance was an aspirant for the post of sub-inspector. The relatives of the bride, Rajeshwari, rounded up the baratis when they allegedly demanded Rs one lakh just before the pheras, gave some of them a thrashing and locked seven of them in a room.

DUSU centres to offer guidance over a cup of coffee
New Delhi, June 3
To assist the admission seekers this year, the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) will set up centres for providing application forms and guidance over cups of subsidised coffee.

Delhi continues to sizzle
New Delhi, June 3
The heat wave in the Capital showed no signs of relenting today with the mercury crossing the 45 degree Celsius mark to record the hottest day of the season thus far.

MCD asks people not to buy milk from unlicensed dairies
New Delhi, June 3
Mr Rakesh Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, today advised the citizens not to buy and consume milk from unlicensed dairies and cattle owners since it is not hygienic and fit for human consumption. He said that even after boiling milk bought from unlicensed dairies and owners of cattle, the harmful bacteria are not completely destroyed. Such milk exposes users to various diseases.


Champions of Punjabi will have to wait till June-end
New Delhi, June 3
The Union Government has agreed in principle to give second language status to Punjabi and Urdu in the NCT of Delhi. Deputy Prime Minister and Union Home Minister L. K. Advani told this to a delegation of Akali leaders who called on him today. He said that the Official Languages Bill would be sent for Presidential assent by June 6 after its technical clearance from the Union Ministry of Law.

Nod comes a generation too late
Second language status to Punjabi
New Delhi, June 3
The demand for giving second official language status to Punjabi was first raised in 1965 by Akali leader Jathedar Santokh Singh.

Sikh representatives meet Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani for second language status to Punjabi in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo
Sikh representatives meet Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani for second language status to Punjabi

MC to take punitive action against those who litter city
Gurgaon, June 3
After having failed in its repeated attempts to improve civic sense among the residents, the local municipality has decided to take punitive measures against persons who dirty the city. Though the municipality’s latest drive, which will be launched shortly, is multi-pronged and directed against one and all, its focus will be on those in commercial activities and against the disposal of polythene bags.

No let-up in dowry death cases in district
Sonepat, June 3
Though number of stringent measures have been incorporated in the laws to punish the accused of dowry death cases, but there is hardly any decline in dowry-related cases in the district.

BKU to hold dharnas against water channel for Delhi
Sonepat, June 3
Protesting against the construction of a carrier channel between Munak (Karnal) and Hyderur (Delhi), by the Haryana and Delhi Governments, the Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has decided to hold dharnas and demonstrations at all the district headquarters in the state on June 6.

NGO submits memo highlighting the issues that bother people
Gurgaon, June 3
People’s Action, an NGO, has submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner on behalf of the People’s Action Gurgaon Council (PAGC) outlining the issues that need urgent attention. 

Saket residents upset with kerosene depots around
New Delhi, June 3
Residents of H-Block in Saket are troubled by ‘unauthorised’ kerosene depots operating from car garages in the area. Though operating kerosene depots from residential premises are not illegal, residents say that it poses threat to their safety. Moreover, even as the residents of the area have written to several authorities for their removal, the authorities have not responded to their plea.

Adulterated fuel being supplied in Sonepat
Sonepat, June 3
Most of the filling stations in Sonepat city and its adjoining areas are allegedly selling adulterated petrol and diesel, mainly due to the failure of the authorities concerned. According to a report, the owners of the filling stations also sell short weight fuel to the customers.

Activists demand probe into ‘scandalous’ purchases
Sonepat, June 3
Representatives of various political parties, social and voluntary organisations and trade unions urged the state government to order a high-level probe into the scandalous purchases of insecticide by the Food and Supplies Department in this district and elsewhere in the state.

Maha Panchayat resolves to fight social ills 
Noida (Dadri), June 3
The Maha Panchayat called on the initiative of Bir Singh Engineer in Dadri has passed a resolution to launch a struggle against social ills like dowry that is widely prevalent in the Gujjar society.

36 more post offices to collect telephone bills
Sonepat, June 3
As many as 16 post offices in rural areas and 20 in urban areas have been notified for taking telephone bills of the subscribers. According to a report, this step has been taken to tackle the problem of over-crowding at the counter of the Head Post Office in the city.
  • Tipsy man falls to his death
  • Road block

ACYP leaders meet Delhi Mayor
New Delhi, June 3
A delegation of American Council for Young Political Leaders, comprising Republican and Democrats, today called upon Mayor of Delhi Ashok Kumar Jain. The delegation was escorted by Brett Franklin, Mayor, City of Santa Ana, California.


Vet employee in vigilance net  for bribe
Sonepat, June 3
A veterinary surgeon of Animal Husbandry Department, working at Grahi Jhijjhara Veterinary Hospital, was caught red-handed on Monday evening by the vigilance team, while accepting bribe of Rs 2,500 from a class-IV employee of the hospital for getting the transfer orders of the employee cancelled.

Parents held for bid to marry off minor


This boutique architect swears by ‘less is more’ 
For architect-cum-interior designer Shailendra Dewan the blueprint to success is the concept of “less is more and simplicity is the basis of all good living”. Having spent close to 24 years in Spain, Dewan’s homecoming was followed by the opening of Good Living India. “Good Living India is a studio, workshop and home, all under one roof”, says Shailendra, who started Good Living India in 1994 after returning to India from Spain where he spent some 24 years studying, practicing and perfecting his passion, architecture and interior design. Spain was a learning experience and Shailendra absorbed the creative influences with a view to introducing modern interior design to India. “My first assignment in India was for a friend. I was on a sabbatical and what followed was a chain of assignments”.

Interiors done by Shailendra Dewan
Interiors done by Shailendra Dewan
  • A tele serial that germinated into a movie
  • She aims at creating poetry through attire
  • A store for kids and moms-to-be
  • Comfy & chic clothes for girls from Yankee land
  • Flower power in wispy fabrics rules at Westside


Collage Group enter Raghubir Cricket final
New Delhi, June 3
An all-round performance by Sunil Rawat helped Collage Group defeat Rajdhani Sports by 75 runs to enter the final of the 27th Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground on Tuesday. Collage Group will take on Oil and Natural Gas Commission in the final on Thursday. Sunil Rawat was named the man of the match.

Central Sectt record first win
New Delhi, June 3
Central Secretariat registered their first victory in Group B of a Senior Division match in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Institutional Football League Championship when they defeated Food Corporation of India (Headquarters) by a solitary goal at Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.

Suresh Bharti stars for Cosmic Club 
New Delhi, June 3
Suresh Bharti played an all-round role (60 and 3 for 35) to help Cosmic Club beat Bharat International Academy by 32 runs in the first Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Andrewsganj Senior Secondary School ground.

Ankur Julka slams century
New Delhi, June 3
Ankur Julka hit a dashing century (125, 72b) to power Shanti Cricket Academy to a 15-run victory against National Sports Cricket Club in the Summer League Cricket Tournament, organised by the Cambridge Foundation, Rajouri Garden.


DC asks Irrigation Dept to intensify patrolling
Rohtak, June 3
With a view to checking the theft of irrigation water and to ensure that the canal water reached tail-end villages, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has directed the officials of Irrigation Department to carry out patrolling along the canals.


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