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Fire Department blacklists government hospitals
New Delhi, June 12
The Fire Department has issued notices to 69 state government high-rises, including major hospitals such as Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, GB Pant, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Deen Dayal Upadhaya and Sushrut Trauma hospitals here for not following fire safety norms.

Qualis for PCR duties: The Lt-Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijai Kapoor, today flagged off Toyota Qualis vehicles for PCR duties at India Gate. With this, the Delhi Police are phasing out Maruti Gypsies.
It was an old project of the Delhi Police, Commissioner of Police R. S. Gupta said. Two Qualis vehicles were initially deployed in New Delhi district on a trial basis. When found successful, 20 more vehicles were inducted. The vehicle would be able to accommodate a stretcher, enabling the cops to ferry injured persons. An oxygen cylinder and a fire extinguisher have also been installed in the vehicles. The PCR staff have been trained in handling oxygen cylinders. — Photo by Kamal Singh


Congress asks EC to ban razing of slums
New Delhi, June 12
The Congress Legislature Party on Wednesday made a written representation to Chief Election Commissioner J. M. Lyngdoh requesting the Election Commission (EC) to ban demolition of slums in the NCT of Delhi at a time when the Assembly elections are only months away.

Vikas and su-raaj are BJP mantras
New Delhi, June 12
The election campaign committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which met today to firm up its strategy for the Assembly elections in the NCT of Delhi and elsewhere, has drawn up the broad contours of its campaign, which would revolve essentially around development and good governance.

15-yr-old girl’s body taken into custody 
New Delhi, June 12
The West district police took into custody the half-burnt body of a 15-year-old girl, who was consigned to flames in Uttam Nagar crematorium yesterday; the police suspect foul play in her death.

Police file dowry death case on court’s order
Noida, June 12
The Dankore police have been forced by a court order to register a dowry death case against the in-laws of Pinky, who was allegedly poisoned to death on April 14. She was married to Pawan Kumar of Kumharan mohalla on only January 22.

Want to do MSc, move out of south Haryana
Faridabad, June 12
Faridabad, the district with the largest population in Haryana, has no college offering post-graduate courses in science subjects. As a result, the students of this district, wishing to do MSc, have to run to Delhi or other faraway districts.

DSGMC schoolteachers below par: internal review
New Delhi, June 12
The first-ever performance review of teachers handling board level classes in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management-run schools in the Capital has revealed that they are worse than expected. In the performance appraisal, they did not fare well.



Chautala playing politics of fodder: Vidrohi
Sonepat, June 12
The president of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of playing political game in sending fodder to the drought-hit Rajasthan.


SYL canal to be completed soon: Chautala
Narnaul, June 12
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has said that SYL canal will soon be completed. It is the verdict of the Supreme Court. The canal will cater to the need of 7.5 lakh acre arid land, with the result that South Haryana’s land will produce gold crops, he added.

RENDEZVOUS WITH ANCHOR: Diwakar Pundir, anchor of Crime Patrol, ‘a real life’ action series, with Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta and other police officials at police headquarters in the Capital on Thursday.
RENDEZVOUS WITH ANCHOR: Diwakar Pundir, anchor of Crime Patrol, ‘a real life’ action series, with Delhi Police Commissioner R. S. Gupta and other police officials at police headquarters in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

CAS in the interest of TV viewers: I&B Minister
New Delhi, June 12
The primary concern of the government in tackling the cable TV issue is to safeguard the interests of TV viewers all over the country, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, told a deputation of the Delhi Residents Welfare Associations Joint Front last evening.

CM asked to end repression of BKU activists
Rewari, June 12
Expressing grave concern at the turn of events arising out of the ‘Rasta Roko Andolan’ of the Bharatiya Kisan Union activists in various parts of Jind, Kaithal and Hisar districts, the Haryana Janata Dal (U) has held the “inept handling” by the Chautala regime squarely responsible for the situation.

Dr Manmohan Singh  presenting a model of the Golden Temple to Mr Kuldip Nayar at a function at Bhai Vir Singh Sadan in the Capital. Politicisation of Punjabi language decried
New Delhi, June 12
Paying tributes to Bhai Vir Singh on his 46th death anniversary, the noted journalist, Mr Kuldip Nayar, warned against the politicisation of the Punjabi language. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nayar mentioned how through his writings Bhai Vir Singh brought much required respectability to the Punjabi language.

Dr Manmohan Singh presenting a model of the Golden Temple to Mr Kuldip Nayar at a function at Bhai Vir Singh Sadan in the Capital. 

Rohtak Co-operative Bank to establish new counters, MDU, PGIMS to benefit 
Rohtak, June 12
The Rohtak Central Co-operative Bank proposes to expand its operations with the establishment of new extension counters in the city. The Chairman of the Bank, Mr Jagjit Singh Suhag, said that an extension counter is being set up in the Maharshi Dayanand University and another in the Pt B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), as also at the new bus stand site and in Sector 2, Sector 3 and Sector 4.

Trader attacked in grain market
Sonepat, June 12
A large number of traders rushed out of their shops in panic as five armed youths forced their way into a trader’s shop and assaulted him in the grain market here yesterday.

  • Bike stolen

  • Nine injured

Woman immolates herself
New Delhi: A 26-year-old woman died, and her two children were seriously injured after she had set herself and children afire last night in the Sangam Vihar area in South district.

  • Woman drug peddler held

  • Motorcyclist crushed

  • Aluminium items looted

  • Two killed in jeep accident

DDA launches housing scheme
New Delhi, June 12
The DDA has announced a new housing scheme, ‘Jasola Janta Tenement Housing Scheme 2003’. Under the scheme, applications will be invited from the wait list registrants of Janta Housing Registration Scheme 1996 for allotment of one-room tenements in Jasola.

  • Engineering exam results



Policeman killed in shootout cremated with honours
Sonepat, June 12
Havaldar Raj Singh of Rohtak Police Lines, who passed away after a shootout at the Rohtak judicial complex on May 23, was cremated with full police honour at his native village Garhwal in Gohana sub-division last evening.

Newly married woman ‘poisoned to death’ in Jhajjar
Jhajjar, June 12
A newly married woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband and in-laws in Ladayan village of the district. The police arrested the four accused including her husband. According to the police sources here today, Sunil of Gwalison was married off to Manoj in Ladayan village two years ago.

  • Woman consumes poison

SI ends life in Tagore Garden
New Delhi, June 12
A Delhi Police Sub-Inspector allegedly committed suicide last night apparently after his marriage had gone on the rocks. The deceased SI Manish Kumar, posted at the West district, hanged himself at home by using a bedsheet in Tagore Garden, West Delhi.

  • Five held for dacoity bid

Rewari teenager raped; man booked
Rewari, June 12
The police have registered a case of kidnapping and rape under Sections 363, 366, 376 of the IPC against one Balwan Singh, son of Ram Pal, resident of Malpos village of Bhiwani district, following a complaint lodged by a teenaged girl of Bhalki village under Kosli Police Station of Rewari district.

  • Betting racket smashed

  • Held for bribe


Art galleries – Protecting & promoting culture
very artist aspires to attain fame and admiration and wants his work to reach the widest audience. For one segment of the artist community, namely painters and sculptors, art galleries provide the perfect platform to exhibit their works. Great works combined with perfect ambience spell magic and one transcends into an altogether different world.Ustad Sabri Khan

Retaining the purity of ragas, he makes the sarangi sing
hewing a paan and dressed up in a kurta pyjama with a sarangi in his hand, his is a face which expresses the ups and down of life. World renowned musician Ustad Sabri Khan literally makes the sarangi sing with a skill that keeps audiences spellbound even today.

Another star on the Indipop horizon
wentyone-year-old Raghav Sachar is probably Indipop’s first multi- instrumentalist who can do a bit of singing too. He can play three kinds of saxophones, the flute, the harmonica, the keyboard, the clarinet, the recorder, the blues harp, the guitar, the digeridoo and percussion.



Deepankar MalviyaUP Cricket Association enter final
New Delhi, June 12
Tight fielding and lethal bowling helped Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association ground Air India, Mumbai by 33 runs to enter the final of the seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Day-Night Cricket Tournament at Karnail Singh Stadium.

Ankit, Jayant hit tons
New Delhi, June 12
Ankit Maini and Jayant Yadav hit centuries to help Young Friends garner 11 points against Lal Bahadur Shastri Club as the match ended in a draw in the second Gyan Bharati Under-13 Two-Day Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharati School ground, Saket.

  • NDPL beat Shahdara

  • Darling Club win

  • K N Kolts down S D Academy

Pro rallyists for Race of Champions
New Delhi:
There will be thrills and spills when top drivers assemble at the Jaypee Greens dirt track in Greater Noida for the Race of Champions to be held from June 13 to 15. Intrepid drivers blazing a trail on four wheels have made auto cross a hot sport in the country.Top

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