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Weather gods begin to blow hot and cold
New Delhi, June 10
After a temporary relief, the Capital has again been gripped by an intense heatwave with the return of the hot and dry westerlies raising the temperature.

Three brothers done to death in Chandni Mahal
In a ghastly incident this morning, three persons of a family were beaten to death with cricket bats and rods by a group of at least 15 persons in the Chandni Mahal area of Central district. The deceased Shrikrishan, alias Shriya (42), Kailash (46), and Omparkash (38), all brothers reportedly had a dispute with their neighbour over the issue of some payment.
MURDER MOST GHASTLY: Policemen stand guard outside the house where three brothers were beaten to death in the Capital on Tuesday. Tribune Photo


Auction of mines: The sands are running out!
Sonepat, June 10
The mines and geology department has failed to lease out the sand-mines of the Sonepat district in its two attempts of open auction despite lowering the reserve price of the auction. An influential mafia is alleged to be responsible for this delay.

Oral cancer: Amazing alternative to invasive surgery
New Delhi, June 10
In an unusual case of oral cancer treatment, oncologists departed from the traditional techniques to save a person’s tongue. Biopsy confirmed the ulcer to be cancer, which was diagnosed at early stages, thankfully. But its treatment posed a challenge—whereas radiation therapy would have damaged the tongue in the process of destroying tumour, surgery would have mandated amputating his tongue altogether, too avoid recurrence of tumour.

Ex gratia benefits: DHBVN staff smell a rat 
As the number of government jobs is shrinking and the authorities have nearly given up on fresh employment in various government departments in the past one decade, the scope of ex gratia employment on compassionate grounds to the dependants of deceased employees has reduced drastically. As a result, the waiting period for ex gratia benefits has also gone up.

HBVN to involve ex-servicemen to clear outstanding bills
Rohtak, June 10
The Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (HBVN) has decided to get in touch with the customers in rural areas who have outstanding electricity bills. The recently appointed HBVN Chairman, Maj-Gen (Retd) Bhoop Singh Rathi, has planned to involve ex-servicemen in realising the outstanding bills which have crossed the Rs 100-crore mark in Rohtak division alone.

A lady quack’s treatment!
Noida, June 10
A pregnant woman lost her life during the course of treatment, which she had been receiving at the hands of a quack. The ‘doctor’ is reported to have absconded with her family, leaving the body of the patient in her house. 

AIIMS rape case: NCW seeks police report
New Delhi, June 10
Taking cognisance of the alleged rape of a 28-year-old patient by two employees of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the National Commission for Women has asked the police to submit a report into the incident at the earliest.

TRAFFIC AT SIXES AND SEVENS TRAFFIC AT SIXES AND SEVENS: Long lines of vehicles at North Campus, Delhi University in the Capital on Tuesday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Govt cornering farmers on loans despite water crisis: Hooda
Jhajjar, June 10
The Leader of Opposition in the Haryana Assembly, Mr Bhoopinder Singh Hooda, today said that the entire state was reeling under a severe water and power crisis. He alleged that the prevailing condition was hitting the farmers hard. The farmers were further cornered by the government, which was putting pressure on them to repay the loans.

Swami Indervesh woos farmers to RLD rally 
Sonepat, June 10
Swami Indervesh, former MP and president of the Haryana unit of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, conducted a tour of Barwasni, Machhri, Bidhal, Pinana, and Mohana villages in the district today to mobilise farmers to take part in the state-level rally to be held on June 16 in the city.


Hindon caught in a whirlpool of toxic waste
Ghazibad, June, 10
While Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and a number of officials were seen cleaning the Yamuna on World Environment Day, nobody — environmental NGOs, politicians or administration — seems to have ever thought of cleaning the Hindon river. It has become a Herculean task indeed!

Sonepat villages facing drought-like conditions
Sonepat, June 10
A long dry spell and non-availability of sufficient power to the tubewells have created drought-like conditions in many villages of the district. According to Mr Azad Singh Nehra, secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), a large number of farmers have already started ploughing fields of paddy and if there was no rain for one more week and the government failed to make arrangements for irrigation water, there could be irreparable loss up to 50 per cent to the crops.

No water for six days; villagers meet DC
Rohtak, June 10
After the threat by residents of certain villages to take to the street because of the water shortage yesterday, residents of Kaisthan mohalla actually took one step forward. A delegation from the mohalla called on the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, today and complained that the supply of potable water to their locality had been suspended for the last six days.


Meat market to become functional by Aug
Gurgaon, June 10
After a number of hiccups, the decks have been finally cleared for launching the city’s meat market, which includes a slaughterhouse and shops in the complex in Sector 37.

Power crisis grips all sections of society
Gurgaon, June 10
The power situation in the town has been deteriorating, with the industrial residential and agricultural sectors equally affected. 

Congress has done nothing for  illegal colonies: BJP
New Delhi, June 10
The BJP says the Congress’ concern for the well-being of the people living in the unauthorised colonies is dictated more by political considerations rather than the desire to alleviate their suffering.

People turn ire on MLA, councillor
Ghaziabad, June 10
A large number of people took out a procession from Shahid Nagar to highlight the water and power crisis in the city. The procession also highlighted the utterly lax and erratic supply of power, drinking water and heaps of waste and garbage lying at every street corner in the city.

MDU degree exam results declared
Rohtak, June 10
Girls outclassed boys in the BA/BSc/BCom (part-III) examinations conducted by Maharshi Dayanand University. The results were declared last evening. Sushila (roll number 720435) of Adarsh Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Bhiwani secured first position by getting 1,030 out of 1,200 marks in BA (part-III) examinations.
  • Buffaloes found dead in truck
  • Foreman held for taking bribe
  • CM to lay stone

Special drive on servant verification
New Delhi, June 10
The South district police, after analysing the recent trend of crimes involving domestic servants, have launched a special drive for servant verification. Till now, at least 1,065 servants have filled in their forms and have been verified in 29 such camps at various places in the district.

Girl dies in kerosene shop fire


Tourist resorts or den of flesh trade?
Sonepat, June 10
The Haryana Tourism Corporation (HTC) has been suffering a huge financial loss as well as a loss of face on account of a sex racket being run allegedly by some staff members posted at various tourist complexes in the state.

Four nabbed for defrauding Hutch

New Delhi, June 10
The Special Cell today claimed to have arrested four persons, including an employee of the Hutchison Essar, for defrauding the company to the tune of Rs 90 lakh by using SIM cards. The police also claimed to have recovered 24 SIM cards from their possession.

The four persons, accused of defrauding Hutchison using SIM cards, being produced in the Tis Hazari courts in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo

The four persons, accused of defrauding Hutchison using SIM cards, being produced in the Tis Hazari courts


Misuse or faulty policies the reason for unpaid loans?
Sonepat, June 10
The repaying of loans advanced by different banks to the farmers for agriculture and other allied occupations is gradually becoming a serious concern for the farmers as well as the bank authorities.


Promoting grandma’s recipes as wondrous beauty aids
rom the kitchen shelf on to the boudoir. The goodness of herbs and even the veggies that grow in the backyard have promoted them to successful and wondrous beauty aids. If neem is good for your skin, oils like rose do absolute wonders for romance.
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PNB to form senior hockey team
New Delhi, June 10
The Punjab National Bank (PNB) is likely to form a senior hockey team to enable more players to gain international status. This was stated in New Delhi on Tuesday by Punjab National Bank Chairman and Managing director S. S. Kohli while honouring hockey international Pramod Kumar.
Hockey international Pramod Kumar is being felicitated by chairman and managing director of Punjab National Bank S. S. Kohli.
Hockey international Pramod Kumar is being felicitated


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