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Children being given the third degree for religious instructions
Noida (Bulandshahr), June 18
One does come across allegations of communal bias in the name of imparting religious instruction in madrassas from time to time, but a rare case of having the innocent children bound in chains and giving them religious instructions in madrassas has now come to light in Bulandshahar.

Weather gods smile on sunburnt residents
WALKING ON AIRNew Delhi, June 18
The first pre-monsoon showers preceded by a squall this morning broke the prolonged heat spell in the Capital much to the relief of the residents battered by heat and humidity.
WALKING ON AIR: Young girls come out with colourful brollies during the pre-monsoon showers in the Capital on Wednesday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


As rains come, ‘anti-malaria’ month goes
Faridabad, June 18
Strange are the ways of the government departments. By the time the rainy season starts and the malarial parasites begin to develop, the official ‘anti-malaria’ month would be over. The Health Department announced that it was observing June as the month to propagate measures against the malarial disease.

Admission seekers in a hurry on the last day of submission of forms
Admission seekers in a hurry on the last day of submission of forms at Delhi University on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Basic civic amenities: The rich get more for less!
New Delhi, June 18
The poor of Delhi are being deprived of basic civic amenities as the rich are getting them at subsidised rates, according to development experts.

IMD finds no sign of seismic activity in crack
New Delhi, June 18
A team of experts of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has examined the site in a Haryana village where a deep crack appeared on the land surface and found no associated seismic activity.

Home guard recruitment: Two booked for bribe
Ghaziabad, June 18
Two officials have been taken into custody by local policemen on charges of accepting bribe in the recruitment of home guards which is in progress these days in Har San police lines here.

Village ‘pradhan’ shot at in Dadri
Noida, June 18
The ‘pradhan’ of Sonepur village in Dadri, Prakash Lakhanwala, 32, a notorious criminal himself, was attacked by four persons in Dadri Tehsil Complex in the afternoon today where he had reportedly gone in connection with the date in a land consolidation (chak bandi) case.


No water at Panipat railway station for fifteen days
Panipat, June 18
Water supply at the Panipat railway station has been stopped, forcing commuters to quench their thirst by buying bottled water from the stalls. The only other succour is two social welfare societies, whose sevadars move around the platforms supplying water purchased from water tankers.

Certain documents and furniture were gutted in a fire that broke out on the first floor of the Lok Nayak Samiti Bhawan
Certain documents and furniture were gutted in a fire that broke out on the first floor of the Lok Nayak Samiti Bhawan housing various government offices in ITO area. The fire broke out in the morning just after it was opened for the day. The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) pressed 18 vehicles into service and the fire was brought under control within a few minutes. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Ward I residents blame authorities for civic problems
Panipat, June 18
Ward I of the town, established by the Rehabilitation Department at the time of Partition, is crying for attention.

Rs 60 cr spent on power development in Mahendragarh
Bhiwani, June 18
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has spent Rs 60 crore on power development activities in Mahendragarh district during the last three years. A spokesman of the nigam said here today that under a comprehensive plan, six new substations had been commissioned and the capacity of 14 existing substations augmented.

Theft leaves honest consumers powerless
Sonepat, June 18
Panches, sarpanches, members of the block samitis and Sonepat Zila Parishad said here today that the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) had failed to supply adequate load of electricity even when power theft was going on unabated.

MDU entrance test for MBA on July 8
Rohtak, June 18
Maharshi Dayanand University has notified the admission schedule for its prestigious five-year integrated MBA programme of the Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSAR) for the session 2003-04.
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BHEL to set up 220 KV grid
New Delhi, June 18
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) will set up a 220 KV grid substation on turnkey basis. The Delhi Transco Limited has placed an order for the project in Geeta Colony. With the commissioning of the substation, 220 MW of power will be made available to East Delhi. The project will be commissioned in 18 months.

‘Bhoot’ snuffs out man’s life
New Delhi:
The police today claimed to have discovered the body of a middle-aged man in a theatre in South Delhi showing Ram Gopal Verma-directed horror movie ‘Bhoot,’ late on Monday night.


Two youths killed as truck hits mobike 
Sonepat, June 18
Two youths were killed in an accident on the GT Road, near Kuber hotel, about 10 km from here, last evening when their motor cycle was hit by a truck. According to a report, the seriously injured youths were rushed to the local civil hospital by the highway police where they were declared brought dead.

Man cons parents over kids he had not abducted
New Delhi, June 18
The Inter-state cell of the crime branch today claimed to have arrested a person, who had been posing himself as a professional extortionist, and demanding money from the parents of missing children, last afternoon from the Ghaziabad area.

Illegal arms factory unearthed
Noida, June 18
The Noida Sector 39 police have unearthed an illegal factory manufacturing arms. One person engaged in manufacturing has been arrested from the site. An informant had tipped the Sector 39 police that an almost dilapidated house near ranney well no V was being used for manufacturing illegal arms, especially countrymade revolvers. 

Two youths murdered by history-sheeter
Ghaziabad, June 18
Sushil, a dreaded criminal from Jalalabad village in Muradnagar, who is himself a history-sheeter, had murdered two young men after inviting them to the village and later threw their bodies in the Ganga canal.


Traders form another manch to protest VAT
Faridabad, June 18
Traders and businessmen of the state have formed a new organisation called the Haryana Beopar Manch (HBM) to highlight the issues affecting them and protest against the implementation of value added tax (VAT) in the state.


3,548 matric students get the stick for adopting unfair means 
Bhiwani, June 18
The Haryana School Education Board has punished 3548 candidates, out of total 3,608, who were booked for adopting unfair means during the Matric Annual Examination-2003. The Board has debarred several candidates for one to three years, whereas in certain cases, the papers of such candidates have been cancelled.

Racing against time, the hopefuls keep their fingers crossed
Even as the rain God smiled on the national Capital, students at the Delhi University, clutching papers and umbrellas raced against time to submit their admission forms to the various undergraduate courses.

ALL CONCENTRATION: Students filling up admission forms at the Hindu College on the last day of submission on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
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Admission blues in Delhi University 
t is time for admission to colleges. Many colleges have decided to hold entrance tests for admission to some prestigious courses, including English (Hons.) and Economics (Hons.), abandoning the practice of admitting the students on the basis of their marks in the plus-two examination. If one examines the pros and cons of this system, one finds that cons are more than the pros.


Court refuses bail to scientist, wife and son
New Delhi, June 18
A Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a scientist, his wife and son, who were arrested on the charge of causing the death of the wife of their son for not bringing enough dowry.


Delhi and District Cricket Association joint secretary Dr S S Sareen presenting a memento to Board of Control for Cricket in India joint secretary Jyoti Bajpai
Delhi and District Cricket Association joint secretary Dr S S Sareen presenting a memento to Board of Control for Cricket in India joint secretary Jyoti Bajpai at the prize distribution function of the Indraprastha Sports Academy.

Ajay, Kartikey star for Dogra Academy
New Delhi, June 18
Devastating bowling performances by Ajay Chouhan, who claimed five wickets for 73 runs and Kartikey Kaul, who claimed four wickets for 70 runs, enabled Gyan Bharati South Delhi Cricket Academy draw with Sumit Dogra Academy in a two-day match of the Gyan Bharati

Cotton Harbour Club win
New Delhi:
Cotton Harbour Club defeated Frank Anthony Academy by 81 runs and entered the semi-final of the first Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Andrewsganj School ground. In another match, Sadar Bazar Youth spun out Adarsh Club through the spin of the coin, also to make the semi-final grade.

N S Gujral re-elected DTTA  president
New Delhi, June 18
N. S. Gujral, chairman and managing director of Punjab and Sind Bank, was unanimously re-elected president of the Delhi Table Tennis Association (DTTA) for a third consecutive term.


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