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Delhi CM appoints water & power monitors
New Delhi, June 7
Taking note of the simmering discontent over water and power situation in the Capital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said all ministers of her government would personally supervise and monitor the situation.

Canal water only answer to parched Ahirwal
Rewari, June 7
The heat has made life more difficult for people of south Haryana, especially the Ahirwal belt, which is reeling under an acute shortage of water. Several organisations and individuals have voiced their protest against the government.

Iranian supporters cheer their team at the 16th Senior Asian Wrestling Championship Sports page: India strike it rich in Asian wrestling

Iranian supporters cheer their team at the 16th Senior Asian Wrestling Championship held at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Three of family shot dead during mourning
Meerut, June 7
Three members of Dr Nasiruddin’s family, which was mourning the death of his grandmother, were shot dead and six others injured in a shootout in Bani Sarai Mohalla under the Katwal police station today at 1 pm. The assailants were brothers and relatives of Dr Nasiruddin. All the nine seriously injured persons were rushed to a private nursing home where Dr Nasiruddin, his son Prince and his nephew Guddu were declared brought dead.

Maid nabbed; GK murder solved
New Delhi, June 7
With the arrest of the maid, the Delhi Police today claimed to have worked out the murder of an old woman in the posh Greater Kailash area in South Delhi. The maid, Gauri Jena, was arrested this morning from a jhuggi cluster in Govindpuri. She hails from Orissa and had worked with the victim, Mrs Meena, for sometime. She allegedly committed the murder in Mrs Meena’s house in Greater Kailash on May 31 when the victim was alone.


Gauri Jena, who was arrested for murdering an old woman in GK-I, being produced at Patiala House in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

Gauri Jena, who was arrested for murdering an old woman in GK-I, being produced at Patiala House

A black-belt all-women petrol pump
New Delhi, June 7
They might be dressed in designer garbs, but their martial art skills will have the masters nodding in approval. The all-women petrol pump is not a place for eve teasing, thanks to the extensive training that the women have received.

Residents of Sector 14 squirm in bed all night
Faridabad, June 7
The recent image-building exercise of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam came to a nought last night, one of the hottest of the season. The stark reality hit the residents of Sector 14 and adjoining areas in the dead of the night when the power supply snapped at 10.20 pm.



Poor material being used for making watercourses
Sonepat, June 7
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge financial loss owing to the use of substandard material in the construction of watercourses by the officials of the Command Area Development Authority in this district during the past few years.

SUMMER SPLASH. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Agriculture Dept advises farmers to cultivate castor crop
Bhiwani, June 7
In view of the drought continuing for the past two years in the state, the agriculture department has stressed the need to concentrate on sowing the castor crop under diversification move.

MC in quandary over tax recovery from govt depts
Sonepat, June 7
The authorities of the Sonepat Municipal Council are in a quandary regarding the recovery of house tax and fire tax arrears from the heads of various government departments, including the offices of the Deputy Commissioner, the Superintendent of Police and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Sonepat.

This industrial hub now has a chamber of commerce
Rewari, June 7
Rewari district, which mainly comprises the Dharuhera Industrial Estate, the HSIDC (Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation) growth centre of Bawal and the industrial complex of Rewari, has now become a vital industrial hub on the map of Haryana.

Women trained in self-defence display their skills at Talkatora Stadium
Women trained in self-defence display their skills at Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo

A school girl taking part in a self-defence training programme
A school girl taking part in a self-defence training programme conducted by the Delhi Police at the Talkatora Stadium in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

JD(U) puts govt on the mat for warrants against farmers
Rewari, June 7
The issuance of warrants against a large number of defaulting farmers of Rewari, Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Jhajjar and Bhiwani districts as well as the Mewat region under Section 104 (C) of the Cooperative Act by the Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Haryana, has come in for sharp criticism from the Haryana Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi.

Plan to construct Maharana Pratap Bhavan
Rewari, June 7
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Samiti, which is a registered voluntary organisation of the Rewari region, has made it known that it intends to construct Maharana Pratap Bhavan at Rewari. It recently celebrated the 464th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap at Maharana Pratap Chowk here with great fervour.

The choosing of a guru and some cautions
Teachers are needed to teach children the rudiments of mathematics. Even as we need teachers to teach music and crafts, men need guidance from teachers in the realm of religion and spirituality, claims those who argue that spiritual knowledge can come only through a guru.

DSGMC welcomes 2nd language status for Punjabi
New Delhi, June 7
The members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has welcomed the grant of second language status to Punjabi. In a meeting organised here today, it was pointed out that the agitation to ensure that the second language status is granted to Punjabi paid off and that the Bill has been sent to the President of India for his assent.

Police directed to register case against scribe
Panipat, June 7
The Judicial magistrate (JMIC, First Class), Mr Rajinder Goel, today directed the police to register a case against Chander Shekhar Dharni, a correspondent of a vernacular newspaper for allegedly tarnishing the image of a lady social worker, Ms Rajni Gupta.

4,054 plots allotted under relocation scheme
New Delhi, June 7
In compliance with the Supreme Court orders, the Government of NCT of Delhi has allotted 4,054 plots in Narela, Bawana and Badli industrial areas under the relocation scheme, a top official said today.

Shops gutted in Yusuf Sarai
New Delhi, June 7
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire that broke out in seven shops in Yusuf Sarai market in south Delhi early this morning. The shops were in temporary sheds allotted to Kashmiri migrants. Four fire fighters were rushed by the Delhi Fire Service, which doused the fire within one hour.


Antique articles worth lakhs seized
New Delhi, June 7
The Delhi Police today claimed to have seized 22 antique articles worth several lakhs of rupees from a house in the Jangpura area and arrested one person in this connection.

Murderous attack on Tees Hazari advocate
Ghaziabad, June 7
Criminals in Gulawathi made a murderous attack on a young advocate, who was returning from the Tees Hazari Court in Delhi. The assailants attacked the advocate in a populated area with daggers and firearms.


Seven years RI for rape
Sonepat, June 7
Mr B. S. Rawat, Additional Sessions Judge of the Fast Track Court yesterday convicted an accused, Rajbir of Dubheta village, under Section 376 IPC and sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 5,000.



How safe is your drinking water?
Medical experts stressed the need for safe drinking water and expressed concern about water related diseases at a seminar held at DMA House, Daryaganj, to mark the World Environment Day on June 5.
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More than three million people die every year from diseases caused by unsafe water

More than three million people die every year from diseases caused by unsafe water

Physical education post lying vacant since three years
Sonepat, June 7
Despite the commendable performance of girls of Tika Ram Girls College, the post of lecturer for physical education has been lying vacant for the last three years. Reason: the apathetic attitude of the government controlled governing body of the management.

Northern Railway derail FCI in DSA League
New Delhi, June 7
Former champions Northern Railway derailed Food Corporation of India (Headquarters) 2-1 in a Group B Senior Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Rohtak Road Gym enter final
New Delhi, June 7
Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeated Faridabad Juniors by seven runs and entered the semi-final of the fourth Peacock Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground.

Rochak, Salaj help Saviour Convent win
New Delhi, June 7
Devastating bowling performances by Rochak Sachdeva (3 for 27) and Salaj Sodhi (3 for 53) helped Saviour Convent beat Delhi Colts by 41 runs in a league match of the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Government School ground, Vikaspuri.

Aprajit Singh bowls FCI to victory
New Delhi, June 7
Left-arm spinner Aprajit Singh produced a deadly 4 for 20 spell and Paras Dogra scored a dashing half century to help Food Corporation of India defeat Bright Club by five wickets and enter the final of the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground. Aparajit Singh was named the man of the match.

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