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Jan Sangh first pleaded Punjabi’s case: Advani
New Delhi, June 30
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, says the Jan Sangh passed a resolution supporting official language status to Punjabi in Delhi as early as 1968. “I was the chairman of the Metropolitan Council then,” he told a delegation of the Sikhs who called on him today.
BJP MP Sahib Singh Verma, party spokesperson Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Delhi BJP President Madan Lal Khurana
BJP MP Sahib Singh Verma, party spokesperson Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Delhi BJP President Madan Lal Khurana present a sword to Union Minister for Home L.K. Advani at his office in the Capital on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 

NCERT director says historical bloomers are only ‘typos’
New Delhi, June 30
The NCERT Director, Prof J. S. Rajput, has defended the bloomers in the recently released history textbooks as “typos” and has condemned charges of fanning communalism.

A model at the launch of new denim fabrics at a fashion show
A model at the launch of new denim fabrics at a fashion show organised by Arvind Mills in the Capital. Tribune — Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

CM told to come clean on DJB privatisation
New Delhi, June 30
Not satisfied with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s denial, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) says the Government of NCT of Delhi should make public whether a private consultant has been hired to prepare a blueprint for privatisation of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB.)

Untreated sewage being pumped into drain despite Rs 2.5 cr plant
Sonepat, June 30
Despite investing crores of rupees in the construction of a sewage treatment plant under the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) at Gohana, sewage of the town continues to flow in Drain no 8 without being treated.

A former cabinet secretary dogged by zeal for good governance
Gurgaon, June 30
The road has not come to an end for former Cabinet Secretary Prabhat Kumar. Having once presided over the country’s administrative affairs, post retirement, he has concrete plans in hand. Never mind if it entails an adversarial role against the establishment in the interest of good governance.

SCC fee hike to cover cost of inefficiency
New Delhi, June 30
The decision to increase the fees of the School of Correspondence Courses (SCC) has been slammed by a section of academics. The Delhi University’s Executive Council at its last meeting had agreed to the fee hike on the ground that there was a physical deficit which needed to be met.

No let-up in cases of crime against women
Faridabad, June 30
A married woman immolated herself at her parents’ house in Bhikam colony of Ballabgarh town here yesterday. The police have booked four persons, including her husband, for causing her death. It is reported that the deceased, Anita, wife of Navin, had come to her parents’ house about 10 days ago. She took a can of kerosene to the second floor of the house and set herself ablaze. She died on the spot.

High cut-off list for admission in Delhi colleges leaves students to settle down for vocational and career-oriented courses.
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DHBVN to privatise fault enquiry services, give cells to linemen
Faridabad, June 30
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), a part of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN), has come out with the idea of privatising the fault enquiry services in the district.

Bio-diesel: Fuel of the future and a non-polluting one too
arlier this year, the Ministry of Petroleum had notified the use of five per cent ethanol (alcohol) blended petroleum to be used in some of the states in the sugarcane belt. However, for various reasons, this could not be implemented. The petrol-alcohol mix now being attempted to be introduced in our country has already been a great success in Brazil, where almost 20 per cent of the petrol consumption has been taken over by this blend.

Panipat gears up to face floods
Panipat, June 30
Elaborate arrangements have been made by the district administration to avoid flood-like situation in the district during the coming monsoon season. While speaking to the mediapersons here today, Deputy Commissioner MR Anand said that a sum of Rs 50 lakh has been sanctioned for flood control projects.

Dr Raghu GaindFACE TO FACE
Suffering has taught me how to give unconditional love’
r Raghu Gaind, approaching 69 years, with his sturdy physique betrays his Pathan origin. His family migrated from Afghanistan to Pasrur near Sialkot and then to Jammu and Kashmir in 1806. His father was head of the treasury in Jammu and Kashmir, and after retirement practiced law.

Traffic to be diverted due to ‘Rath Yatra’
New Delhi, June 30
A religious procession will be taken out in connection with the ‘Rath Yatra’ of Lord Jaganath Ji Maharaj tomorrow at 1 pm through Kotwali (Daryaganj), Golden Mosque, Subhash Marg, T/L towards Gauri Shankar Temple, Chandni Chowk, Mandir Jaganath Ji Maharaj, 492 Esplanade Road, Hathi Khana, Dariba Kalan, Nai Sarak, Barsha Bulla Chowk, Chawri Bazar, Hauz Quazi, Ajmeri Gate, Shardhanand Marg, Chowk Lahori Gate, Khari Baoli, Masjid Fatehpuri. 

Man consumes poison
Bhiwani, June 30
A man reportedly consumed poisonous substance at village Umravat late yesterday. According to reports, Rakesh, son of Rati Ram, has been admitted to civil hospital in a serious condition.
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Youth killed in jeep mishap
Sonepat, June 30
A youth was killed on the spot and another sustained serious injuries when they fell down from a jeep on the Sonepat-Gohana Road near Barwasni village about 5 km from here last evening.


STD awareness campaign today
New Delhi, June 30
The Delhi State AIDS Control Society will launch a campaign tomorrow to sensitise the people to the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will inaugurate the campaign at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) dispensary in Sanjay Amar Colony near Vijay Ghat.


Shakti, Rohini collect full points
New Delhi, June 30
Shakti Club and Rohini Club recorded victories in Group I and Group II respectively of the Delhi Soccer Association B Division Football League Championship on Monday. Shakti Club trounced Venus 5-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium. The highlight of the match was four goals in a row by Bikramjit who scored in the 17th, 29th, 46th and 51st minutes. Rajesh Bisht completed the tally in the 52nd minute.

Bal Bharti School lift basketball title
New Delhi, June 30
Bal Bharti School beat Mount St. Mary’s School 58-48 in the Senior Division of the Ryders Sports Academy Open Inter-School Basketball Tournament at the Vasant Kunj court. Bal Bharti led 34-24 at half time.

Kunal, Prateek shine for Vikaspuri Club
New Delhi, June 30
A fine knock of 74 by Prateek Chaudhary and deadly bowling by Kunal Chauhan (4 for 2) helped Vikaspuri Club beat Remal School by 124 runs in a league match of the second Kehar Singh Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament.


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