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Punjabi gets its due; Cong, BJP vie for credit
New Delhi, June 25
Punjabi and Urdu have been given the second official language status in the NCT of Delhi with President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam giving his assent to a Bill to this effect, a Union Ministry of Home Affairs spokesman said today.

A late but welcome move: CM
New Delhi, June 25
A “late but welcome move”, said Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, responding to the news about the President’s nod to the Bill granting second official language status to Punjabi and Urdu in the state.

At this rate, DU faculty appointments will cease
New Delhi, June 25
After July 12, Delhi University’s selection committees, which hold interviews for appointments to faculties, will no longer have any Visitor’s Nominees.
Candidates scanning the first cut-off list of Delhi University
Candidates scanning the first cut-off list of Delhi University in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal 


Trader strangles wife, 7-yr-old son; surrenders
New Delhi, June 25
A building material supplier killed his wife and his seven-year-old son and later surrendered before the police in Paschim Vihar in North-West district. Harpal Singh (42) strangulated his wife Sushila (36) andson Harshit alias Chintu with a telephone wire at his residence in Pashchim Vihar last night allegedly over some family dispute. This morning he walked into Pashchim Vihar police station, narrated the incident and surrendered, the police said.

Last call to regularise building violations
Panipat, June 25
With the Panipat Municipal Council looking the other way, hundreds of residential and commercial buildings are coming up in the city in gross violation of the building bylaws, endangering the lives of residents. The council has now decided to give another chance to such violators to get their maps passed, after paying a penalty.

DSGMC protest backfires
New Delhi:
The Delhi Commission for Minorities (DCM) today slammed the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) for providing its school buses for transporting Akali activists to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s house in the high-security zone.

Five drown in storage tank
New Delhi, June 25
Five employees of a private firm engaged by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to operate its sewage treatment plant in Rithala, Narela, in North-West Delhi, drowned while they were reportedly cleaning the sludge storage tank of the plant today.


Fake notes: Innocent people facing loss of face and money
Faridabad, June 25
The fake currency note racket is turning out to be a hard nut to crack. Nonetheless, the police have arrested at least eight persons in connection with such cases in the past one month in Faridabad and Gurgaon districts.

Flyover project hangs fire, clamour to dump it in favour of a bypass 
Panipat, June 25
The proposal for a 6-km-long flyover project costing more than Rs 370 crore has been hanging fire, awaiting government sanction. Residents of the area spend sleepless nights over this and the trading community in particular is much perturbed. Moreover, people had already experienced similar indifference at the time of the construction of the flyover over the Assandh road.

Succumbing to a lethal mix of lottery and liquor
Faridabad, June 25
Picture this: A daily wage earner dreaming to strike it rich. For him, the lure of lottery or matka is hard to resist. He begins with small stakes, but is soon entrapped. And each win is celebrated with liquor. But soon he is drowning even his losses in drink. The two ‘L’s have enjoined to become a heady and a lethal mix.

CM unveils power generation plan
Rohtak, June 25
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has said the seventh and eighth units of 250 MW each of the Panipat Thermal Plant would start generating power by July next year.

Chautala lays stone of two bridges
Faridabad, June 25
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of two bridges to be built across the Gurgaon and Agra canals passing here today. The project will cost about Rs 3.37 crore and is likely to be over in a year.

Sonepat has 341 fair price shops 
Sonepat, June 25
As many as 341 fair price shops under the public distribution system (PDS) are functioning in this district. These include 240 in the rural areas. From these depots, the subsidised rationed commodities are being supplied to the families living below the poverty line (BPL) every month.

People vent their anger as Sonepat witnesses string of protests 
Sonepat, June 25
It was a day of processions, demonstrations and rallies in this city yesterday. According to a report, large number of auto-rickshaw operators led by Mr Rajiv Jain, general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party took out a procession in protest against indiscriminate challans and forcible collection of funds by the Traffic Police.

Gurdwara Board electoral rolls published 
Sonepat, June 25
The Haryana Election Department has published the electoral rolls relating to the election of Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Board for inviting objections and claims from the electorate for preparing fresh electoral rolls. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Balwan Singh, told mediapersons here today that the claims and objections could be made before the concerned designated officer till August 22.

Boy rescued from kidnapper in Loni 
Ghaziabad, June 25
The Loni police have freed a 4-year-old child from the clutches of a man who had abducted him from east Delhi. The kidnapper, who has been arrested, was in involved in many cases of kidnapping in Delhi and Bareilly, the police said.
  • Order to protect  fish fauna
  • Prompt action  against cheating

DPS Society pact on training programme with IGNOU 
New Delhi, June 25
The DPS Society is to collaborate with the Indira Gandhi National Open University for the practical training of prospective pre-school educators enrolled in the Diploma programme in Early Childhood Care and Education of IGNOU.

Haryana school board to launch its website 
Bhiwani, June 25
The Haryana Board of School Education will launch its own website in the next two months. Moreover, a citizen chart will also be formed to enable one to know the completion period of any work.


Xen among three held for corruption
New Delhi, June 25
Three engineers posted at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Police for preparing documents containing fake names of workers for cleaning drains in the Shahdara area.

Murder case registered against in-laws 
Sonepat, June 25
The Sadar police have registered a case of murder against a woman, identified as Sharbati and her two sons, Devinder and Dilbagh of Kheri Dahiya village. The case was registered following the statement of Mr Satbir of Mata Darwaza area of Rohtak city before his death in the civil hospital.


VC nominates members to Academic Council
Rohtak, June 25
The Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Maj-Gen (Retd) Bhim Singh Suhag, has nominated Ms Kiran Singh, Principal, Saraswati Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Palwal, to the Academic Council of the university.
  • MDU admission dates
  • Entrance test preponed

DU scramble has begun, get set for the second cut-off list
Admissions to various colleges begin tomorrow. The high cut-off in the first list has disappointed many studentsT
he scramble for admissions has begun. The first round over, Delhi University aspirants are gearing up for another gruelling session. While those who have managed to meet the cut-off marks are rushing to submit their papers, there are also a large number of disappointed ones. “I saw the cut-off list in the newspaper, but I wanted to confirm the results and I am sorry to say that there is no good news for me”, said Sharad Gupta who has failed to make it “to colleges of my choice despite 82 per cent”.

Admissions to various colleges begin tomorrow. The high cut-off in the first list has disappointed many students, who are now waiting for the second list.

  • Scholarship for the disabled
  • Education fair from June 27
  • e-learning becoming  the norm

Turkish recognition for Aptech curriculum
ptech has achieved the distinction of being the only non-formal education provider in Turkey to receive Government recognition for its career course, ACCP (Aptech Certified Computer Professional) Programme.


HC seeks Delhi Govt reply on  para-medical staff selection
New Delhi, June 25
The Delhi High Court today sought replies from the city government and the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) on a writ petition challenging the selection of para-medical staff, alleging that it was done by the board without preparing a merit list.


Sharda to meet Vanshika in Tirath Ram title clash

New Delhi, June 25
Sharda Chhabra will take on Vanshika in the women’s singles final of the 14th Pt Tirath Ram Badminton Tournament. In the semi-finals, played at the New Era School court, Sharda beat Harshimran 11-2, 11-4 while Vanshika beat Rachita 11-2, 11-1. Sandeep Kaushik will clash against Tanvir Gill in the men’s singles title clash.

Parminder Chawda in action in the Tirath Ram Badminton Tournament.

Parminder Chawda in action in the Tirath Ram Badminton Torunament

Subhania move up in Ranjit Singh cricket
New Delhi, June 25
A fine half century by man of the match Ashok (55, 8x4) and 47, studded with six fours, by Vaibhav, helped Subhania Club beat Airport Authority of India on better run rate in a quarter-final match of the second Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Cricket Tournament on the Airport Authority of India cricket ground, Mahipalpur.

Varun Sood stars in Under-15 cricket
New Delhi, June 25
An all-round display by Varun Sood (3 for 9 and 76) helped Xaviour Convent School beat Ramjas School No 2 by eight wickets in the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.

Rohini Club drub Union in soccer league
New Delhi, June 25
Rohini Club drubbed Union Club 4-0 in the opening match of the Group B preliminary league of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday.

Ernst and Young to meet Nestle in final


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