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Fiery women reduce liquor shop to ashes
Ghaziabad, June 20
Women of a small hamlet in western UP have taken umbrage at a liquor shop being opened in their area by the Excise Department. The livid women of Ikla smashed the liquor bottles in the shop yesterday, beat up the salesmen, and then burnt it down.

Prem Singh cautions dissidents
New Delhi, June 20
The newly appointed Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president, Chaudhary Prem Singh, today accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of being “anti-poor” even as he hailed the performance of the Government of NCT of Delhi led by Ms Sheila Dikshit in the presence of her perceived bete noires, Mr Jagdish Tytler and Mr Sajjan Kumar.

Petrol pump land allotment to be more transparent
New Delhi, June 20
The Delhi Development Authority has revised its policy of allotting land for petrol stations to make it more transparent, reduce the delays and eliminate the scope of exercising discretion.

Protocol problems as post of MCF Commissioner is upgraded
Faridabad, June 20
The Municipal Corporation Faridabad is again in the news. This time it is not due to issues like financial crunch or the woeful performance of the civic body. Administrative changes made at the top level are a topic of discussion now.



Stamp duty not paid on two lakh property deals
Noida, June 20
There are over two lakh properties in western UP, which have not been formally registered even though years have passed since their possession was taken. The Divisional Commissioner, Meerut Zone, Mr N. S. Ravi, has asked the departments concerned to ensure that such properties are registered latest by June 30.

  • Two held for palming off property

As usual, showers catch MCD napping
New Delhi, June 20
The Leader of the Opposition in the MCD, Mr Subhash Arya, today said the first showers in Delhi had proved the claims of the corporation wrong. Heavy waterlogging is being reported from nooks and corners of the Capital. People are facing great hardship due to waterlogging and traffic jams. He alleged these were clear signs of inefficiency on the part of the civic administration. He lamented that if the work of desilting of nullahs had started earlier people would have not suffered so much. Romping in the rain
Romping in the rain. — Tribune photo

Drug-coated stents cost-effective alternative to bypass
New Delhi, June 20
Heart patients with angina due to multiple blocks in their coronary arteries often require bypass surgery. The availability of drug-coated stents has provided a great relief to such patients who can now be treated with multiple stents and thus avoid heart surgery, according to Dr D. S. Gambhir, president of the Cardiological Society of India and the Director of the Cardiology Department, Kailash Heart Institute, Noida.

More rain augurs well for Monsoon watchers
New Delhi, June 20
The Capital was drenched in pre-monsoon showers for the third consecutive day today. The showers are an indication, points out the Met Department, that the monsoon might keep its date with Delhi on June 29.


Allottees forced to pay for covering council’s ad expenses
Ghaziabad, June 20
The UP Avas Vikas Parishad (UP Residential Development Council) has come up with a novel scheme. People who are holding flats/plots on the power of attorney basis have been asked to deposit Rs 3,000 more with the original amount for registering the property. This, it is learnt, is being done to distribute the burden of the expenditure, incurred on advertisements issued by the parishad, on the allottees.

Director (HR) of NTPC K. K. Sinha and Director (HR) of BHEL Ishan Shanker exchanging the MoU on the formation of a joint venture company in the Capital
Director (HR) of NTPC K. K. Sinha and Director (HR) of BHEL Ishan Shanker exchanging the MoU on the formation of a joint venture company in the Capital.

Agra, Gurgaon canals: A bridge too far?
Faridabad, June 20
The residents of dozens of villages and colonies located across the Agra and Gurgaon canals passing through the district will have to wait for another year to have better access to the town. The state government had recently sanctioned the construction of one bridge each across these canals.

Clash over possession of land averted
Sonepat, June 20
Following the timely intervention of the village sarpanch, a clash between two groups of farmers was averted in Ahulana village under the Ganaur police station. However, on the complaint of the sarpanch, Balbir, a case has been registered against 11 farmers of one group by the Ganaur police. No arrest has been made so far.

Bhajan won’t succeed in splitting INLD: Rathee
Jhajjar, June 20
President of the district unit of the Indian National Lok Dal and MLA from Bahadurgarh Nafe Singh Rathee has said that Mr Bhajan Lal’s dream to wean away ruling party MLAs could never be realised, as the people of the state are happy with the work of Chief Minister Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

Vigilance probe sought into entry of trucks in Delhi
New Delhi, June 20
The leader of the Opposition in the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Vijender Kumar Gupta, in a letter to the Lt-Governor of Delhi has demanded a vigilance enquiry into the entry of thousands of trucks in the National Capital Territory of Delhi despite the Supreme Court ban contributing to pollution and traffic jams.

Jackie Shroff calls on the children of Prayas in the Capital on Friday.
Jackie Shroff calls on the children of Prayas in the Capital on Friday. 
 — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

When hapless kids have a tryst with Jaggu Dadda                                 
New Delhi, June 20
This was one performance that required no make-up, no lights and no action. A rendezvous with the underprivileged children had actor Jackie Shroff playing his real self, a real ‘Hero’ who can connect with children.

Motorcyclist crushed
Noida, June 20
A youth was crushed under the wheels of a bus in Sector 19 died here yesterday.. According to the police, Nitin Sood, a resident of A-210, Sector 19 here, was going to Atta Market on his motorbike for getting a photocopy done when he was crushed by a bus. The bus driver is reported to have fled the scene, abandoning the vehicle. The body has been sent for an autopsy.

  • Counselling for B Pharma postponed
  • Central admission-making agency
  • Haryana Beopar Mandal to discuss VAT
  • Dowry harassment

Delhi to have Paramedics Sciences Institute
New Delhi, June 20
The Delhi government has decided to setup an Institute of Paramedics Sciences shortly for various certificate and diploma courses. The decision regarding this was taken by the Delhi Health Minister, Dr A K Walia, in a meeting attended by the Health Secretary S P Aggarwal, Director of Health Services and other officials yesterday.

  • 7 years RI for raping eight-year-old

THE FACE OF FASHION: A model during the opening of Boss Hugo Boss shop at the Oberoi in the Capital. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

HE case of Mrs Neerja Ahlawat, Research Assistant at the Maharshi Dayanand University, reported in the NCR Tribune (“Selection panel cannot remain valid for indefinite period: Advocate General”, May 16, 2003) by Jatinder Sharma from Rohtak is a typical example of dilly-dallying tactics and red-tape mechanism prevailing in the university.

  • Regaining hockey’s glorious past
  • Respect for the girl-child
  • Effective Censor Board needed
  • Disappearing grooms need to be brought to books
  • Lifeline of Haryana

Woman held, charas seized
Sonepat, June 20
The police have arrested a woman Mrs Sunita, wife of Joginder, alias Bhunda, a notorious smuggler, and recovered 250 grams of contraband charas from her possession.

  • New girls’ college
  • Held for killing wife
  • Housewife suffers serious burns

Two clerks held for stamp duty evasion
Sonepat, June 20
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh, has placed two clerks of revenue department, Gandhi Ram and Ur-Bahadur under suspension pending departmental inquiry against them.

  • Non-auction of sand dunes

Policeman among four booked for murder
Faridabad, June 20
A case of attempt to murder has been booked against four persons, including a sepoy of the Haryana Police. It is reported that the accused, identified as Sanjay, Ravinder, Dharamvir and Vijender, fired from a countrymade revolver at two youths on Wednesday, near Dayalpur village in the Ballabgarh sub division.

  • Lineman electrocuted
  • Malfunctioning fair price shops
Happy in each other’s company
Happy in each other’s company. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Preparation of voter identity cards in full swing
Faridabad, June 20
More than 17,000 voters have been photographed so far for the preparation of voters’ identity cards in all the six assembly seat areas of the district. According to officials, the identity cards of more than 10,000 persons have already been prepared, owing to the ‘online and off line’ photographic system being adopted.


Four held for snatching jewellery, bags
New Delhi, June 20
Four persons, who had been involved in snatching jewellery and bags, were arrested from South and West districts today. Stolen motorcycles, a scooter and valuables were recovered from their possession.

Two former Marketing Board officials held
New Delhi, June 20
The Anti-Corruption branch today arrested two former officials of the Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board for illegally issuing licences to the commission agents in Subzi Mandi three years ago.

  • Five robbers apprehended

  • Pirated software worth Rs 6.5 crore seized

  • Youth shot dead


A medical college in Ahirwal need of the hour
Narnaul, June 20
The health services in the Ahirwal and Mewat regions, covering Nangal Chaudhary in Mahendragarh district, Gurgaon and Faridabad, are in the doldrums. If the equipment used in the government health centres in these regions are obsolete and rusted, the personnel who hold the posts are either untrained or inefficient.


Delhi Audit, Delhi Admn enter soccer finals
New Delhi, June 20
Last year’s runners-up Delhi Audit and Delhi Administration moved into the finals of the Senior and A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Dhanraj Pillay plays with school children
New Delhi, June 20
It was a day to remember for the children of The Heritage School in Gurgaon as India’s hockey ace Dhanraj Pillay not only played hockey with the kids of the school, but also announced a six-a-side tournament for schools in Delhi, to nurture talent at the grass-root level.

India’s hockey international Dhanraj Pillay explains the finer points of the game to the children of The Heritage School in Gurgaon.
India’s hockey international Dhanraj Pillay explains the finer points of the game to the children of The Heritage School in Gurgaon.

Close finish for Jind Coaching Centre
Rohtak, June 20
An all-round performance by Anil Mahla helped Jind Coaching Centre register a nine-run victory over Vaish Public School Cricket Academy in a closely contested match here at the Vaish Public School ground. Jind Coaching Centre clinched the three-match series by a margin of 2-1.

Saurabh stars in DAV’s victory
New Delhi
Saurabh Jain played an all-round role (46 and 3 for 23) to help DAV School, Shalimar Bagh beat Balaji Club by four wickets to enter the semi-final of the second I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Apex Public School ground.

Tarang, Abhishek shine for Madan Lal Academy
New Delhi, June 20
Fine batting performances by Tarang Gupta and Abhishek Rajgopal helped Madan Lal Academy draw against Sumit Dogra Academy in the second Gyan Bharati South Delhi Under-13 (two-day) Cricket Tournament on the Siri Fort ground here.

  • Yogesh helps Sonnet win


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