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Sheila exerts control with Prem Singh as DPCC chief
New Delhi, June 11
Ending days of speculation, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Wednesday appointed Prem Singh as president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC). Announcing the decision, AICC General Secretary Oscar Fernandes said Singh was appointed after Subhash Chopra submitted his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Youth’s body rots as cops bicker over turf
Noida, June 11
The body of a young man has been found from the fields near a tubewell in the Daula Rajpura area of Dankore. His head had been severed with a sharp-edged weapon. The deceased was reportedly involved in a love affair. The murder is suspected to be a gory sequel to it.

Fardeen Khan, Rekha and Urmila during a press conference in the Capital Fardeen Khan, Rekha and Urmila during a press conference in the Capital on Wednesday.— Photo by Kamal Singh


Rs 90 lakh fraud on Hutchison: Bail plea of accused rejected
New Delhi, June 11
The bail applications of four accused, who had allegedly defrauded Hutchison mobile phone company to the tune of Rs 90 lakh, was today rejected by a city court on the ground that investigation into the case was still on.

Jailbirds can take lessons from MDU
Rohtak, June 11
The Maharshi Dayanand University is considering a proposal to grant admission to inmates of various jails in the state who are desirous of studying further through distance education.

Eleven-year-old boy Devgan fan admits to murder
Meerut, June 11
How action and violence in movies can affect the minds of innocent children is evident from the case of an 11-year-old who killed his neighbour, a shopkeeper, to fulfil his dream to go to Mumbai and meet action heroes, including Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan.

Former Miss Bangalore held for prostitution
New Delhi, June 11
A 21-year-old former Miss Bangalore was today arrested from a five-star hotel on prostitution charges by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police this morning. With the arrest of the model the police claimed to have unearthed a prostitution racket involving models and certain high-profile persons. The accused told the police she had come to Delhi for shooting her portfolio for submission to movie and serial producers. The police said a decoy traced her mobile phone number and struck a deal for Rs 15,000. When the decoy reached the lobby of the hotel he paid Rs 2,000 in advance in presence of a shadow witness and as she led him to the room booked by her she was arrested.

The 21 year-old model who was arrested from a five star hotel.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

The 21 year-old model who was arrested from a five star hotel

BSNL tightens noose around defaulters
Faridabad, June 11
All those, who have not been paying their telephone bills, will not be able to switch over to private telephone service providers now. The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reached an understanding with the private phone service operators who will not release any connection to defaulters or would immediately disconnect the connection granted to such customers, till they pay their outstanding bills to BSNL.


Bhajan Lal pooh-poohs graft charges against him
Sonepat, June 11
Mr Bhajan Lal, a former Chief Minister and the president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has declared that he would not only retire from the politics but would also commit suicide if charges of corruption were proved against him.


Haryana to be brought under high transmission network
Bhiwani, June 11
Haryana will soon be brought under high transmission network. With this, the Haryana Power Transmission and Distribution Utilities expects a substantial reduction in its losses.

Ambitious plan to double potable water supply
Gurgaon, June 11
Reeling from an acute shortage of water and power, the general public had something to cheer about today with Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala holding out great hope for them in future.

Residents pass through hell due to power cuts
Sonepat, June 11
Thousands of residents in the city, which is a district headquarters in Haryana, continue to face problems as regards of various civic amenities. Erratic power supply in the city as well as several villages has multiplied their woes.

MC’s land auction has many conditions
Sonepat, June 11
Though the local Municipal Council has decided to sell its 4.03 acres of prime land in the centre of the town through open auction, but it has reportedly imposed many such conditions, which would likely to be difficult for the successful bidders to comply over the deal of crores of rupees.

LJP leader expresses concern over deterioration of academic standard
Rohtak, June 11
The Haryana unit of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has expressed concern over the deterioration in academic standard in the region during the tenure of ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

New water supply scheme launched
Faridabad, June 11
Amid the ongoing water and power crisis, the Chief Minister today laid the foundation stone of an augmented water supply scheme at Hathin, a subdivision town.

Meerut’s men in khaki will be well armed now
Noida, June 11
The Meerut Zone IG Police, Mr V. N. Rai, has said the process of modernisation has been initiated in the Police Department. As a result of this, within the next five years the UP Police will be equipped with modern and automatic weapons.

Contaminated water supply
Rohtak, June 11
In view of the repeated complaints regarding the supply of contaminated water in certain localities, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has directed the officials of public health department to disconnect all the water connections taken from the pipelines passing through the sewer lines or drains in Gandhi Camp and Para mohalla localities within three days.

Two drown, third commits suicide
Ghaziabad, June 11
One person, who had gone for a holy dip in the Hindon on Jaishth Dushehra day, reportedly drowned in the river. Another drowned in the Yamuna yesterday while the third person jumped into the Hindon to commit suicide.

Two killed in head-on collision
Noida, June 11
Two persons were killed and six injured in a head-on collision between Tata Sumo and Tata-407 near Chit Hore village under Dadri police station. The occupants of Tata Sumo were proceeding to Aligarh for engagement of their daughter. The injured were rushed to a Ghaziabad hospital.

Boy drowns in Punjabi Bagh pool
New Delhi, June 11
A 15-year-old boy reportedly died after he was drowned in a swimming pool last night in the Punjabi Bagh Club. The deceased Ankit, resident of East Avenue Road and the son of a businessman is a member of the club and had gone for swimming at around 7 last night.

Rly reservation facility for foreigners


NTPC official commits suicide
Ghaziabad, June 11
A senior manager of the NTPC, Mr S. S. Rajput, put an end to his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house in Dholana. Rajput(56), whose wife had died three months ago after fighting a battle against cancer, had been suffering from depression since then.

Theft at trader’s house in Indralok Colony 
Sonepat, June 11
Thieves are reported to have entered the house of Mr Govardhan, a trader of Sonepat grain market in Indralok Colony here last night and decamped with two coloured TV sets, a CD player, one mobile phone and Rs 8,000 from it.


Some hopeful, some nervous, students wait for D-day
While the confusion over the disappearance of admission forms seems to have abated, the students attention are now focused on the submission of these forms and the much awaited cut off lists. Long queues of hopefuls loaded with admission forms in hand are a common sight in all colleges. Not many want to wait for the last date for submission of forms, which is June 18. “I have already submitted the forms in all colleges because one never knows what might happen.

Students hope to begin a new phase of their life by getting into the college of their choice. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Students hope to begin a new phase of their life by getting into the college of their choice
  • ICSI seminar to  dissect Companies (Amendment) Bill
  • ISIC-Student Travel  Package launched
  • Management programme at Bharati Vidyapeeth
  • Course in Fire Technology
  • Promoting IT talent
  • Tips from the Grandmaster
  • Indian educational qualifications valued in Australia
  • Infinite possibilities to student’s imagination
Board refutes Sarvodaya’s claim


FCI upset Delhi Audit in DSA League
New Delhi, June 11
Food Corporation of India (FCI) Headquarters stunned defending champions Delhi Audit 1-0 in a Group B match of Senior Division in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Institutional League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday.

R R Gymkhana annex Hot Weather cricket crown
New Delhi, June 11
Chetan Sharma slammed a stroke filled 63, which contained eight boundaries, to enable Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Food Corporation of India (FCI) by one run and annex the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament title on the Jamia Milia University ground.

The Rohtak Road Gymkhana team which lifted the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at the Jamia Milia University ground.
The Rohtak Road Gymkhana team which lifted the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Tournament

Ankur, Sameer excel in Turf Cup
New Delhi, June 11
An all-round performance by left-hander Ankur Bhudhiraja (5 for 24 and 49 n.o) and an unbeaten century by skipper Sameer Khan (106 n.o, 90b, 14x4) guided Bharat National Cricket Academy to a 15-run victory against Modern School in the Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Trekking course at Narkanda for MDU students
Rohtak, June 11
Certificates and badges received from the High Altitude Trekking and Skiing Centre, Narkanda, were distributed by the MDU Registrar to the group of 17 students here on their successful completion of a trekking course.

Balinder Singh hits ton


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