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SAD men barge into VIP zone, land at Sonia’s doorstep
New Delhi, June 23
Volunteers of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi state) today gatecrashed into the high-security VVIP zone and landed at the doorstep of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence to protest against the alleged excesses being committed by the Congress government in Punjab against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family
Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal protesting outside 10 Janpath Activists of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) protesting outside 10 Janpath in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo

Officials on edge with Mayawati hovering overhead
Ghaziabad, June 23
Chief Minister Mayawati’s visit to Hapur tomorrow, for inspecting the development works in 13 Ambedkar villages, has many officials scurrying for cover. Most of them are on an edge, as the works are understood to be incomplete.


Demolitions: Cong again knocks at EC’s door 
New Delhi, June 23
The Delhi Congress today asked the Election Commission to restrain the BJP-led government at the Centre and the DDA from demolishing slum clusters in the city, as it would lead to the poor being prevented from voting in the coming Assembly elections. The party has made this appeal for the second time.

Help from heaven? A high-level delegation of the DPCC being led by Sheila Dikshit to Nirvachan Sadan at Sansad Marg in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 
Help from heaven?

Finally, water for denizens on the other side of Sonepat
railway line
Sonepat, June 23
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, inaugurated a canal-based drinking water supply scheme costing Rs 4.10 crore in Sector 23, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), here today.

Three members of Pehlwan gang nabbed
New Delhi, June 23
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have arrested three members of the Krishan Pehlwan gang, who were reportedly involved in the murder of rival gangster Anoop on the Rohtak Court premises last month, following an encounter on NH 8 in the Kapashera area of North-West Delhi.

Four killed, 15 hurt as jeep falls into ditch
Ghaziabad, June 23
Four persons were killed and 15 others injured as a jam-packed jeep fell into a ditch on the National Highway near Uchheja village near Hapur at 9 pm last night. The jeep, which was going from Hapur to Pilkhua, was trying to avoid colliding with a truck when it fell into the ditch.


Decades later, Kundli complex still on threshold of industrialisation
Sonepat, June 23
The much hyped Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) complex at Kundli village along the Haryana-Delhi border, which is on the threshold of industrialisation, has neither witnessed any improvement in the quality of life nor growth of industrial culture. Thanks to the failure of the authorities concerned who have not been able to take concrete steps for providing basic amenities to the industrialists, the complex is growing at a snail’s pace.


Less than 10 pc poor in official BPL list
Faridabad, June 23
The official survey to identify the poor, better known as persons living below the poverty line (BPL), is on. While the authorities have covered 372 out of the total 406 villages so far, the process to conduct the survey is not foolproof.

Kharif crops to be sown on 70,000 hectares
Faridabad, June 23
About 70,000 hectares of land in the district will come under kharif crops to be sown this year. According to the authorities concerned, jowar and bajra will be sown in an area of about 25,000 and 10,000 hectares, Respectively.

Gohana need not feel slighted anymore
Sonepat, June 23
Gohana town, directly connected with Panipat, Safidon, Jind, Julana, Meham, Rohtak and Delhi via Kharkhauda, Ganaur, Samalkha and Sonepat by road and with Rohtak and Panipat by train has witnessed record development during the past four years. Otherwise, the town had remained a neglected one since Independence though it had been a tehsil headquarters even during British rule.

Dr Anupam BhargavaFACE TO FACE
Problem of stones spreading fast in India, thanks to food habits
r Anupam Bhargava, Director of North Point Hospital, East of Kailash and Urology Consultant with the Northern Railway Central Hospital here, is considered to be among the select few front ranking urologists of the country. He has done outstanding work in the field of urology.

Probe into liquor smuggling demanded by citizens 
Sonepat, June 23
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge loss of revenue on account of liquor smuggling and its sale in the city and surrounding villages on a massive scale by a mafia operating in this district.

Three new ESIC offices in Delhi
New Delhi, June 23
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) standing committee has agreed to the setting up of three divisional offices within Delhi. The three new offices in the national Capital will be located in Rohini, Nandnagri and Okhla covering the north, east and south Delhi areas. The regional office will continue to operate from Rajindra Place and will cater to the west and central areas of the city.

Students protest against hike in fees
Rohtak, June 23
Several students, under the banner of the All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO), staged a demonstration in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office on the Maharshi Dayanand University campus today in protest against the ‘huge’ increase in the fees for higher education and professional courses.

Commemoration Day to be observed 
New Delhi, June 23
Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya will observe tomorrow the 38th Commemoration Day of its founding mother Mateshwari Jagadamba Saraswati. She left her mortal body on June 24, 1965, after three decades of sacrifices and selfless services.

Dyal Singh College puts up first cut-off list 
New Delhi, June 23
A day ahead of schedule, Dyal Singh College today released the first list of cut-off marks for admission to various undergraduate programmes. For B.Com Pass course, the cut-off is 78 per cent in aggregate for those with Commerce or 83 per cent for those without Commerce in Class XII.
  • Action against fair price shops
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Police Commissioner assures senior citizens
New Delhi, June 23
The Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr R. S. Gupta, held a discussion with the senior citizens about their safety in the city. As crimes against elderly persons has caused considerable concern over the past few months, the police assured them that the entire police force is sensitive towards their problems and would support them.

First woman auto driver in Delhi!


Carjacker arrested, Defence Colony case solved
New Delhi, June 23
With the arrest of one Jasbir alias Jassu, the South district police claimed to have worked out a car jacking case that took place in Defence Colony last week. A country-made pistol that was used to commit the crime was recovered from his possession.


PNB holds cancer awareness camp
New Delhi, June 23
Punjab National Bank (PNB) organised a cancer awareness and medical check-up camp in association with Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre at the bank’s head office here. Mr D. P. Singh, General Manager, PNB, inaugurated the camp. More than 130 persons availed the benefit of the camp.
Mr D.P. Singh, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, inaugurating a cancer check-up camp organised in association with Batra Cancer Centre at the bank’s head office in New Delhi.
Mr D.P. Singh, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, inaugurating a cancer check-up camp


Karthikeyan races to podium finish
New Delhi, June 23
Narain Karthikeyan with grit and determination overcame severe back spasms and a painful inflammation to finish third in a podium finish in both the races at Monza, the home of the Italian Grand Prix, at the Superfund World Series by Nissan Championship.

Karun finished third at Castle Combe
New Delhi, June 23
Indian Formula 3 driver Karun Chandhok finished in third position in round 12 of the British Formula 3 Championship (scholarship class) at the Castle Combe circuit. The circuit is one of the fastest on the calendar and average speeds for the three-km lap are close to 180kmh.

Delhi Audit derail Northern Railway
New Delhi, June 23
Delhi Audit fought back from a one-goal arrear to stun former champions Northern Railway 3-1 in the final of the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Anil Khanna elected to Asian Tennis Federation
New Delhi, June 23
The power centre in the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) seems to have shifted to India- Delhi, to be precise- with the All-India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary Anil Khanna having been given multiple responsibilities in the ATF.

Divya, Sharda enter semi-finals
New Delhi, June 23
Divya Sharma and Sharda Chhabra of New Era Public School sailed in to the semi-finals of the under-16 and under-19 girls singles events in the 14th Tirath Ram Badminton Tournament at the New Era School courts.


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