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Carjackers flee with Accent, after dumping occupants
New Delhi, June 14
Three armed desperadoes intercepted a Hundai Accent car at Balbir Saxena Marg in South Delhi last night and drove away with the car belonging to a woman employee of a private news channel in Delhi after firing two rounds in the air, apparently to frighten the occupants.

Officially vandalised, in name of beautification
New Delhi, June 14
One of India’s most high-profile heritages, the Red Fort, has been so badly vandalised in the name of beautification that large portions of the red sandstone have disintegrated after metal brackets have been hammered into the façade on the Ring Road side to spotlight the Diwan-e-Khas at night.
The marble structure has been punctured to hold up the arc lights
The marble structure has been punctured to hold up the arc lights. 
 — Photos by Cecil Victor



BKU activists to stop Govt vehicles
Rohtak, June 14
The farmers’ agitation, which started in Kandela village in Jind district, would adopt ‘guerrilla’ tactics in Rohtak in the next two days. This has been decided at a meeting of the Bharat Kisan Union held at Dhamar village today. 

  • SP workers protest against disruption

A model at the launch of Samsung watches, for the first time in India, at a press conference in the Capital on Friday
A model at the launch of Samsung watches, for the first time in India, at a press conference in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Plant a sapling, tom-tom the forestry scheme, and forget it
Faridabad, June 14
The forestry projects of the Forest Department seem to have failed: this is apparent when one considers that only three per cent of the area in this district is under tree cover. This is when the national policy on forestry envisages that at least 20 per cent of the land must be under tree cover and the department spends lakhs of rupees every year on the project.

Two gunned down in mosque
Ghaziabad, June 14
How brazen can the criminals in Western UP be was displayed once again on Friday night when two persons, who were offering namaz in a mosque at Faridnagar in Modi Nagar, were gunned down by five miscreants.

Cop stabbed to death
Gurgaon, June 14
A constable was allegedly stabbed to death by two unknown youths last night in Farrukhnagar town, about 40 km from here. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldeep Singh Siag, said that constables Ravinder Kumar and Arvind Kumar, posted with the Farrukhnagar police station, were on night patrol.

Guidelines for swimming pools in city
New Delhi, June 14
The Delhi Police Licencing Department has issued guidelines to the swimming pool authorities in the Capital, following the death of 15-year-old Ankit Sood, who lost his life while swimming in the Punjabi Bagh club pool early this week.



Unification of Akali factions hailed
New Delhi, June 14
A meeting was organised by the Shiromani Gurudwara Sewadar Committee to welcome the unification of Akali stalwarts, Sardar Badal and Jathedar Tohra.


MC fails to decide on house maps as confusion persists
Sonepat, June 14
The first meeting of the advisory committee of the local municipal council was unable take a decision on the approval of the house maps following uncertainty over the status of the residential colonies.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Health Minister Dr Ashok Walia and Delhi Medical Association President Dr Anil Bansal launch the website on the 46th Annual Delhi State Medical Conference in the Capital on Saturday
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Health Minister Dr Ashok Walia and Delhi Medical Association President Dr Anil Bansal launch the website on the 46th Annual Delhi State Medical Conference in the Capital on Saturday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Youth barges into house, attempts to rape woman
Rewari, June 14
Following a complaint lodged by a young married woman of Guraora village under Jatusana Police Station of the district, the police have registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation under Sections 376, 506 of the IPC against a village youth, identified as Jaipal Singh. The youth is being treated at the Civil Hospital under police supervision here.

  • Indian participant at UNHRC seminar
  • Bar Association election held

Gandhi used journalism in service of truth
small gathering, at the hallowed monument at Tees January Marg, where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last days, observed the one hundredth anniversary of Indian Opinion, a newspaper launched by the Father of the Nation while in South Africa on June 4, 1903.

Engineers to redress power consumers’ grievances
Sonepat, June 14
The Haryana Vidyut Prasharan and Vitran Nigams have decided to delegate more powers to the superintendent engineers in the fields in a bid to establish better liaison with the power consumers. The engineers would be asked to visit the villages to promptly redress public grievances.

Shourie for rollback of Nehruvian model
Noida, June 14
The disinvestment programme, even if it means a rollback on Nehru’s philosophy of public sector undertakings, is the need of the hour, said Union Communications, IT and Disinvestment Minister Arun Shourie at ICARE hospital here on Friday.

Another opportunity for making photo identity card
Sonepat, June 14
The district administration has decided to give a last opportunity to the electorate who have failed to get themselves photographed for the photo identity cards despite repeated notices issued to them in the past.

Burglary at house; cash, goods looted
Sonepat, June 14
Burglars are reported to have entered a house at Bahalgarh village, about 10 km from here last night and escaped with cash and goods worth about Rs 1.5 lakh.

  • Police fail to vacate land
  • Body found on track
  • Housewife succumbs to burn injuries
  • Sarpanch gets the sack

NDMC fines five litterbugs
New Delhi, June 14
The NDMC had a third anti-littering court today at Nehru Park and held five defaulters. Each defaulter was fined Rs 250 for throwing waste materials in parks. In May, two special courts were held at Lodhi Gardens where 32 and 27 defaulters were netted. They were fined Rs 1, 950 and Rs 3, 650 respectively.

  • Desh Bandhu Gupta remembered

Mentally disturbed girl assaulted
Rohtak, June 14
A mentally disturbed teenaged girl was allegedly sexually exploited by some unidentified miscreants here. The activists of Hari Om Sewa Dal, a voluntary organisation noticed the girl at DLF Colony here this morning and got her admitted to the PGIMS.
  • AIDSO flays fee hike
  • Body found hanging


Putting back the hands of time...
HOSE disillusioned with their ageing image in the mirror can now buy youthful looks again. The much-talked about age defying treatment options successfully tried by film stars are now available in India. It is now possible to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles in just 20 minutes, says Dr Vimal Malik, a surgeon, who runs Eleganza, a rejuvenation clinic, in Rajouri Garden, with his wife, Dr Seema Malik (a pathologist and laser expert).

Before and after: Instant removal of wrinkles.
  • Lifetime achievement award for docs
  • GBC award for Tata Steel
  • Batra Hospital signs agreement with ITBP
  • Visiting dignitary at Escorts

Observe personal hygiene and good food habits this summer
AKE care of your food habits this summer. The dusty atmosphere and scorching sunlight can not only harm your skin but also your health. Though these things need to be done regularly but often we do not give heed to these but it could prove dangerous to avoid precautions in summers.


Indian Airlines lift Hari Ram Cricket title
New Delhi, June 14
Indian Airlines defeated Uttar Pradesh Cricketers by seven wickets to lift the Seventh Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Karnail Singh stadium on Friday night. UP Cricketers, opting to bat, crashed to 164 all out due to the tight bowling attack of Airlines, with Nikhil Chopra (3 for 27), Manvinder Bisla (3 for 28) and Rajat Bhatia (2 for 38) giving a torrid time to the UP batsmen.

Delhi Administration earn full points
New Delhi, June 14
Delhi Administration downed Customs and Central Excise by a solitary goal to earn three points in a Group B match of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

AIIMS sail into Scindia Cup semis
New Delhi, June 14
All India Institute of Medical Sciences defeated Inter Face Club by seven wickets to enter the semi-final of the first Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Andrewsganj ground.

  • Ghaziabad Academy win

  • Gyan Bharati Cricket

  • Om Dot Cup Tourney

Sarthak, Kunal move up
New Delhi, June 14
Sarthak Gandhi of Apeejay School and Kunal Kathuria of Hans Raj Public School entered the cadet boys quarter-final of the 41st Summer Open Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

Team TVS to clash against Yamaha in final
New Delhi
Battle lines have been drawn for the finals of the second leg of the MRF National Motocross Championship to be held at Jaipur on Sunday as the title contest is likely to witness a spectacular clash of riders of Team TVS Racing and Team Yamaha.


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