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Roll numbers for PMT being issued by hand on exam eve
Rohtak, June 4
Thousands of boys and girls, who intend to appear in the combined pre-medical entrance test (PMT) tomorrow, had to travel in severe heat wave conditions to the MDU campus to collect their roll numbers. In fact, they were seen collecting their admit cards even today, the eve of the exam.

Total sell-out in DU on first day
Filling up application forms was quite an ordeal on the hottest day of the season in the Captial
New Delhi, June 4
It was a sell-out in Delhi University today: 14 lakh forms were sold to applicants seeking admission to various undergraduate courses. ‘‘This is unprecedented.

Filling up application forms was quite an ordeal on the hottest day of the season in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Chemists told to slash prices of generic drugs
Panipat, June 4
After becoming the first state to implement VAT, the Haryana Government is keen to rein in hundreds of chemists who are allegedly making a killing on the sale of generic drugs.

Rebuffed lover had killed sales girl
New Delhi, June 4
Two persons were arrested by the South district police in connection with the murder of a 21-year old girl, Sapna, on the night of May 28 in the East of Kailash area.

A street play against dowry being staged by the artistes of the Society for the Advancement of Knowledge and Human Awakening at Parliament Street
A street play against dowry being staged by the artistes of the Society for the Advancement of Knowledge and Human Awakening at Parliament Street in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Greedy in-laws inject poison into pregnant woman
Ghaziabad, June 4
A pregnant woman was allegedly murdered with the help of a doctor, who administered her an injection of poison, in Hathwala village under the Murad Nagar police station for not meeting the dowry demands.

Dowry demon snuffs out another life
Ghaziabad, June 4
A dowry-hungry man, a resident of Prashant Vihar Colony in Loni, killed his wife by hitting her on the head with an iron rod.  

Trade chamber averse to mixed land use
New Delhi, June 4
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has said the recent proposal to allow mixed land use in NCT of Delhi should not be encouraged. The chamber has said that mixed land use with a minimum width of 13.5 metres in authorised colonies and nine metres in unauthorised colonies should not be encouraged as it would lead to greater congestion in colonies, parking hassles and greater burden on civic infrastructure. 

Weather point Delhi will continue to simmer
New Delhi, June 4
Delhi had no respite from the sweltering heat as mercury continued to hover over 45 degree Celsius today. 

Weather point: — Photo by Kamal Singh

The dame at the door could be dangerous
A fairly smart looking woman would knock at the door of a house. “Could I please use your bathroom to change my dress as it has become a little soiled,” she gushes.


Chautala accused of misusing funds
Sonepat, June 4
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, of misusing the funds given by the Central Government for various development works in rural areas.


CM kicks off cleanliness drive
CM kicks off cleanliness drive: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launches a cleanliness drive in the slums of Suraj Park and Raja Vihar. The drive, launched on the eve of the World Environment Day, has been organised by the Delhi Labour Welfare Board in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

DDA to launch Rohini HIG Housing Scheme 2003
New Delhi, June 4
The DDA is going to launch Rohini HIG Housing Scheme 2003 for allotment of 526 two-bedroom ready-built flats in Sector 18 (I) Phase III Rohini. 

Wages of brick kiln workers ‘frozen’ for the last eight years 
Sonepat, June 4
The wages of more than 2 lakh-odd workers engaged as labourers in the brick kilns operating in Haryana have not been revised for the last eight years. 

Three-year-old NHRC directive ignored, new mortuary nowhere in sight 
Panipat, June 4
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had instructed the Haryana Government three years ago to frame appropriate rules and guidelines for the proper maintenance of mortuaries after the body of a 14-year-old boy had “disappeared” from the Panipat mortuary. 

Use of illegal pumps adds to water woes
Panipat, June 4
With the mercury soaring, the city is reeling under a severe water crisis. However, the authorities appear unconcerned as water crisis is being reported from new areas every day.

Man crushed to death  by train
Sonepat, June 4
Mr Rajesh Kumar (32), a resident of Bindrauli village was crushed to death by a goods train at Rathdhanna railway station about 8 km from here last evening. According to a report, Rajesh Kumar, suffering from some mental disease, reached Rathdhanna railway station and sat on the railway track. 

Four killed in Bhiwani road accident
Bhiwani, June 4
Four persons were killed and one was injured seriously in a road accident that occurred near Charkhi Dadri town, 30 km from here last night. The injured was later referred to PGIMS, Rohtak.
  • Intravenous fluid seized
  • Cloth bales stolen


CBI books MCD officials for causing losses to civic body
New Delhi, June 4
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against M/s Green Line Advertising Company, and some unnamed officials of the Public Works Department (PWD), and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), who allegedly caused a loss of crores of rupees to the civic body.

Criminals clash in Tis Hazari courts
New Delhi, June 4
The premises of Tis Hazari courts this afternoon witnessed violence after two criminals who had been brought to the court clashed, using surgical blades. The accused Prithvi and Parminder lodged in Tihar Jail No 4, were brought to the court in connection with a fight earlier, in which Privthi was a witness and Parminder, an accused.

This doctor would outdo Natwarlal!
Sonepat, June 4
The Ganaur police arrested Dr Satya Dev Khatri, a resident of Chatia village on the charge of cheating people. This doctor would out-Natwarlal Natwarlal in the con games. He sold hopes to unemployed people. Gave them admission in courses in a fake institute run by him.

Five girls forced into prostitution
New Delhi, June 4
Five girls including two minors who were forced into prostitution by five persons were rescued by the Crime Branch at Amar Colony in Kalkaji. The accused have been identified as Meena, alias Kamlesh, her husband Sunder Singh, both in their early forties and residents of Sangam Vihar, Amardeep Rathi (33), Rishi Pal (36), both residents of Sangam Vihar and Kamlesh (53), resident of DDA flats Kalkaji.

Vehicle thieves eyeing smart bikes
Faridabad, June 4
Over 80 per cent of the two-wheelers stolen in the district in the last one year were trendy mobikes. The reason, experts say, is that the engine parts of motorcycles can be used in the manufacture of generator sets.


Early birds at DU profit, stragglers will try their luck today
Here’s a compendium of what happened on the first day of the admission season at Delhi University. The university has made a record of sorts. Within hours of supplying forms to various counters, the university received frantic calls that there was a shortage of forms.

Admission seekers thronging the university campus to collect and submit forms as the admission process gets under way on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Admission seekers thronging the university campus to collect and submit forms
  • DUSU aid camp pulled down
  • Forms fetch a premium
  • Fun times got them going
  • Battle royale of beverages
  • Not many takers for RTVs
  • Centre remains hidden from view
  • Magazine on study abroad
  • Organic farming course
  • Last date for giving applications at IILM
  • Aspirations 2003 for students
  • Shying away from downloading forms


Mukherjee’s interim bail extended
New Delhi:
The Delhi High Court today extended, till July 15, the interim bail of its former judge Shamit Mukherjee, who is facing graft charges in the DDA scam. (The judge had allegedly passed an order in favour of a co-accused in a land dispute).


UPCA trounce Hari Bhoomi, enter semi-final
New Delhi, June 4
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) defeated Hari Bhoomi by seven wickets to enter the semi-final of the seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival at Karnail Singh Stadium.

Camp for Haryana cricketers draws to a close
Rohtak, June 4
Cricketers who had represented Haryana at different platforms rehearsed strategies, removed flaws from their techniques, beat the heat for three weeks and left for their homes today as the off-season coaching camp organised by the Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) came to an end here today.

DDCA signs contract to build new stadium
New Delhi, June 4
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley signed a contract with Engineering Projects India Ltd (a Government of India Enterprise) for the expansion and construction of a new cricket stadium at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Shera Pandit tourney winners honoured
New Delhi, June 4
Union Commerce Minister Rajeev Pratap Rudy distributed trophies and prizes to the winners and runners-up of the 12th Shera Pandit Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by the Subhania Club at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Union Commerce Minister Rajeev Pratap Rudy presenting the Shera Pandit Cricket Trophy to Air Sahara captain Sunil Sharma at a function held at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.
Union Commerce Minister Rajeev Pratap Rudy presenting the Shera Pandit Cricket Trophy to Air Sahara captain Sunil Sharma at a function held

Mukul Dagar helps R P Academy enter semis


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