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Akali leaders petition Advani on DSGMC poll
New Delhi, July 3
In their continuing effort to wrest control of the cash-rich Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), ahead of the Assembly elections here, leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today urged Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani to ensure that annual elections to the religious body be held on time.

Pre-Monsoon session
Pre-Monsoon session: The monsoon is not here, but these employees of the NDMC are enjoying a shower as they clean the fountain in front of Parliament House, near Vijay Chowk. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Contract killer nabbed near Noida Golf course
Noida, July 3
The Sector 39 police on Wednesday arrested a contract killer, who had accepted a supari of Rs 2 lakh for committing a murder.


DC institutes probe into charges against MC chief
Jhajjar, July 3
The tenure of the local Municipal Committee Chairperson, Mrs Usha Bansal, seems to have run into heavy weather as the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mohinder Kumar, today handed over a probe into allegations of financial irregularities against her to the ADC and the SDM, respectively. Mr Bharat Bhushan, MC member, also resigned today in protest against the functioning of the MC chief.

Is a diet worth Rs 2.50 sufficient for a mother-to-be?
Faridabad, July 3
Is a diet worth Rs 1.43 a day adequate to check malnutrition in children up to the age of six years? Or, is a ration worth only Rs 2.50 a day good enough to help a woman deliver a healthy baby? Yes, it is possible if the official records of the Anganwadi project here are to be believed.

Posts vacant in schools despite court orders
New Delhi, July 3
Despite the Delhi High Court orders to ensure ‘zero (teacher) vacancy’ in the schools run by the Delhi Government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi before the commencement of the academic session this year, neither the state government nor the MCD have done the needful.

3rd cut-off seals fate of most students
New Delhi, July 3
The third cut-off list released by the Delhi University here today failed to provide relief to the students. The drop in the cut-off is marginally lower, with admissions to most courses over.

5-year-old rape victim taken by protestors to SSP’s office
A five-year-old girl, who was raped in Dasna town today, was taken in a procession to the office of the SSP who has sent her for a medical examination. He has also ordered the Mussori police to nab the culprit.


Flood protection works incomplete as rains are here, well almost
Sonepat, July 3
Many of the flood protection works undertaken by the Irrigation Department are still incomplete along the Yamuna and elsewhere in the district even though the pre-monsoon showers have already hit the area.

BJP MLAs sitting on dharna inside the Delhi Vidhan Sabha during the election of the Speaker
BJP MLAs sitting on dharna inside the Delhi Vidhan Sabha during the election of the Speaker in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo

Noida land rates likely to be hiked
Noida, July 3
The allotment rates of land for various categories are likely to be hiked in Noida. A proposal to this effect is understood to have been readied for approval and put on the agenda of the 116th Noida Authority Board meeting slated for July 7.

Power reforms yielding results: Maken
New Delhi, July 3
Mr Ajay Maken, Delhi Minister of Transport, Power and Tourism, today said that privatisation of power distribution initiated last year has yielded encouraging results. He said that it was the only recourse available to reform the erratic power sector.

Law keepers in Gurgaon on a public relations drive 
Gurgaon, July 3
The police here are out to improve the sagging image and its credibility among the public. The police authorities are taking measures to improve the image of the force, the thrust of which is to put the constabulary on a tight leash of disciplinary code of conduct.

BSES to invest Rs 4,000 cr to improve distribution
New Delhi, July 3
The Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) says it will invest Rs 4,000 crore to improve the distribution of electricity in the NCT of Delhi. BSES distributes electricity in South and East Delhi. The two subsidiaries are named BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna respectively. The Reliance Group is the promoter of BSES.

Panchayat wants courageous SP to be honoured
The gram panchayat of Bhatgaon village has lauded the role of the police team led by Superintendent of Police Paramjit Singh Ahlawat in arresting two armed gangsters after an encounter. In fact, the panchayat has urged the state government to honour the SP and other members of the police party. 

Panchayat deposits Rs four lakh 
Sonepat, July 3
The Gram Panchayat of village Murthal has deposited Rs four lakh in the office of the district development and Panchayat officer on Wednesday so as to seek a matching grant of Rs 12 lakh from the state government for the construction of a new government girls college in the village.

Subhash Chopra elected Speaker
New Delhi, July 3
Subhash Chopra was elected the Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. He was elected on Thursday by the legislators after the House was convened for the day-long special session.

Attempt to loot liquor vend prevented 
Sonepat, July 3
The police foiled an attempt to loot a liquor vend by a group of miscreants in the Subzi mandi area here last night. According to a report, the police have also arrested five youths from the spot, identified as Rakesh alias Goldee, Vinod alias Paratha and Pradeep, all residents of Railway Colony, Anil and Raju alias Chhilka of Garrhi Ghasita area of this city.

LPG cylinder explodes


Gang of carjackers busted 
New Delhi, July 3
With the arrest of five persons, including a receiver of a stolen property, the North-West district police today claimed to have smashed a gang of carjackers and solved more than 10 cases.


Yamaha plant being upgraded
Faridabad, July 3
Yamaha Motor India, a leading mobike manufacturing company here, has started upgrading of its plant to enable production of four stroke motorcycles. According to spokesperson of the company, the unit here has rescheduled its production to four days a week to facilitate the process. 



MDU all set to improve sports profile
Rohtak, July 3
Besides bidding for the inter-university sports championships and expansion of sports facilities and infrastructure, Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) plans to invite eminent sportspersons to its campus so as to help physical education teachers update their knowledge of various sports.

Varsity council election process begins
Rohtak, July 3
The process of election of teachers (other than professors) from the university teaching departments to the university court and the executive council of Maharshi Dayanand University commenced on Wednesday.

Sanction to increase  seats denied 
Rohtak, July 3
Both the PGIMS and the Government Dental College here have failed to get the necessary clearance to increase the number of seats in their institutions. According to information, only 117 seats for MBBS and 20 seats for BDS are being filled up in these institutions.

Art workshop: What better tribute to Odissi exponent?
In the memory of renowned exponent of Odissi guru Shrinath Raut, a Noida based cultural organisation, Vaishali Kala Kendra, in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) and Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) recently organised a three-day workshop. Training in creative dance, folk dance, singing, theatre and painting was given to the underprivileged children during the workshop.
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Councillor alleges rise in cholera case 
New Delhi, July 3
Arti Mehra, a BJP councillor, alleged that the North-West district was in the grip of cholera, which is on rise due to the shortage of potable water in the area. Around 500 cases have been reported so far. She alleged that water supplied by the Delhi Jal Board was not fit for drinking. She demanded that officials concerned should make proper arrangement for drinking water so as to protect the residents from the disease.


Jadeja’s ton helps Air Sahara lift Zakir Husain cricket title
New Delhi, July 3
Ajay Jadeja hit an unbeaten century to help Air Sahara defeat Indira Gandhi Stadium by four wickets and annexed the Zakir Husain Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Jamia Milia ground.

The Air Sahara team, who annexed the Zakir Husain Memorial Cricket Tournament, at the Jamia Milia ground.
The Air Sahara team, who annexed the Zakir Husain Memorial Cricket Tournament

End of cricket coaching at Rai marks the ‘end of career’ 
for some 
Sonepat, July 3
Resentment prevails among those students of Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, who have been adversely affected by the sudden withdrawal of cricket coaching facilities at the institute.

DSA to hold under-16 open trials 
New Delhi, July 3
The Delhi Soccer Association will hold open trials-cum-coaching camp to select the Delhi State Football team for participating in the 26th Sub-Junior National Under-16 Football Championship for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy to be held at Haldwani in Uttar Pradesh from July 20 to 30. The selection trials will be held at the Ambedkar Stadium from July 5.

Rohini edge past New Friends to earn full points
New Delhi, July 3
Rohini Club edged past New Friends by a solitary goal in a Group II match of the Delhi Soccer Association B Division Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

Four Delhi players selected for Under-17 camp
New Delhi, July 3
Delhi under-17 captain Gaurav Chhabra, Gaurav Sharma, Delhi under-15 captain Karan Harit, Delhi under-17 players Punit Bisht and Ankur Garg have been selected to undergo training for the under-17 camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

National Stadium draw with Young Friends
New Delhi:
National Stadium Club drew with Young Friends in the second Gyan Bharti Under-13 Two-Day Cricket Tournament on the National Stadium ground. National Stadium earned nine points and entered the semi-final. Young Friends got five points.


Drive to prepare photo-identity cards initiated in Sonepat 
Sonepat, July 3
The district administration has launched a month-long drive to prepare photo-identity cards of voters. The drive, which began today, will continue up to August 12.


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