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Summer life is not all beer and skittles in Panipat!
Panipat, July 5
The beer lovers in Panipat are getting a raw deal as the mercury soars, and with it, the prices of the softer version of the liquor also soar. The result? The beer buffs are making a beeline for the National Capital where its prices are reported to be half than those in Haryana.

Monsoon brings glad tidings, but also snuffs out four lives
New Delhi, July 5
Heavy rains lashed the Capital this morning as the monsoon hit the city and the adjoining areas, a week behind schedule, bringing respite from the prolonged sweltering heat conditions.

In video: First monsoon showers bring much-awaited respite to Delhiites. Dark clouds, cool breeze and consistent rain...made all their wishes come true.  (28k, 56k)
RAINS WREAK HAVOC RAINS WREAK HAVOC: Four persons were killed and six injured in a wall collapse near the Subzi Mandi Railway Station behind Roshanara Road in the Capital on Saturday. — Photo Kamal Singh

  Wanna have MBBS seat? Pay Rs 25 lakh
Rohtak, July 5
The sons and daughters of the neo-rich can walk away with an MBBS seat for Rs 25 lakh even in the government-owned medical college of the state, PGIMS. The price is a few lakh less for private colleges, Agroha and Mullana.

Teacher shot at in classroom
Noida, July 5
A teacher of junior High School in Madhya was seriously injured when a parent of a student shot at him after a dispute over the admission of his wards in Madhya village under Dankore Police Station area.

Caste spat: Houses set on fire
Sonepat, July 5
Angered over the brutal murder of a 23-year-old youth of an upper caste allegedly by around half a dozen persons of the Dalit caste in Juan village on Friday evening, more than six dozen youths of the upper caste of the village had set on fire the houses of the alleged accused at night.

Penamal Sanjeevan NehruTHE ACHIEVERS
Numerological art is Penamal Nehru’s middle name
New Delhi, July 5
The stupendous success of Harry Potter is not just the consequence of J K Rowling’s creativity, according to Penamal Sanjeevan Nehru, but also has to do with the numbers in his name. The numbers in the name Harry Potter add up to 41, which sums up to five, a lucky number.

House of Satish Nambiar robbed
Noida, July 5
Robbers gained access into the house of Lt-General Satish Nambiar (retd) in Sector 11 here yesterday and decamped with valuables worth lakhs while the family slept, the police said. In another incident, robbers had looted garments from a textile showroom in Sector 18.

  • Jail inmate does a vanishing act
  • Burglary bid in Express building

Surplus power in a year: Chautala
Faridabad, July 5
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has claimed that Haryana would be able generate surplus power after about a year. Speaking after laying the foundation stone of a new 66 kv substation at Fatehpur Billauch village, about 20 km from here, today, Mr Chautala said work on increasing power generation had been going on at full swing.

Mahila Commission exhorts women to become self-reliant
Panipat, July 5
“Despite the Constitution conferring equal rights to women irrespective of caste and creed, due to the social evils and wrong customs, women, particularly those residing in villages, are being tortured in the name of dowry even after 56 years of Independence.”

CMD of Punjab & Sind Bank N. S. Gujral receiving the Dadabhai Naoroji Millennium Award
CMD of Punjab & Sind Bank N. S. Gujral receiving the Dadabhai Naoroji Millennium Award for his contribution in the field of banking management and finance from Maharashtra Governor Mohd Fazal.

Suicide turns out to be cold-blooded murder over love affair
Rewari, July 5
Following the evidences collected during investigation, the death of Dinesh Kumar, which had earlier been treated as a case of suicide by the Government Railway Police, Rewari, has now been converted into a case of murder. The GRP have already arrested the main accused.

  • Medical check-up in  primary schools

Gurgaon Rotary unit meets target of rice collection
Gurgaon, July 5
The Rotarians of Gurgaon city in one stroke has compelled many here to veer round to the view that the positive role of voluntary organisations in national reconstruction and emergencies could be immense, if properly tapped.

The loot that wasn’t!
Rewari, July 5
The looting of Rs 1,58,391 by two motorcycle-borne youths on Wednesday, as reported to the GRP here by one Manish Kumar, an employee of Jindal Oil and Fats Ltd, Hisar, has turned out to be a hoax.

Pedestrian paths being encroached as agencies look the other way
Sonepat, July 5
Going by the large-scale encroachments on public land along the main roads of the city, it is now clear that the district administration as well as the PWD (B and R) and HUDA authorities have abdicated their basic responsibilities of ensuring planned growth of the city.

Time to go bananas over the ‘king of fruits’
New Delhi, July 5
With the onset of Monsoon in the Capital, the Delhiites have another opportunity to witness more than 500 varieties of mangoes at a two-day exhibition showcasing the culinary delights of the ‘king of fruits’.

MANGO TANGO: With a mango drink in one hand, this little boy still finds it hard to resist the real thing. — Photo Kamal Singh


Doctor! Listen to your patient first, then heal
Waheeda Rahman, the legendary actress of yesteryears, moved to Mumbai sometime ago mainly because of better medical care facilities. Speaking of her experiences with sickness and doctors, she recently told an interviewer: “I believe that a doctor’s profession is noble.

DPYC chief gives call to expose misdeeds of NDA govt
New Delhi, July 5
Keeping an eye on the Assembly elections in the NCT of Delhi, Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress today asked its members to devote themselves to bring the party in power for the second consecutive term.

  • Bomb hoax calls at cinemas

  • Guru Hargobind remembered

Man shot dead by three assailants
Jhajjar, July 5
One person was shot dead by three unknown assailants in the MIE area at Bahadurgarh last night.
The police said today that Kuldeep, resident of Kair village in Delhi, was sitting near a wine shop with two of his friends when three persons arrived there and shot at Kuldeep.

  • Two cases of suspected murder

  • Kids’ enrolment drive launched

Irate villagers demand arrests in dowry case
Sonepat, July 5
A large number of residents of Banwasa village held a massive demonstration in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police here yesterday. They were demanding a probe into the failure to arrest the persons named in the FIR relating to a dowry death case in the village.

  • Suicide bid by youth

  • Welcome showers for kharif crop


Boy crushed under oil tanker’s wheels
New Delhi, July 5
A 13-year-old boy was crushed to death last night when he came under the wheels of an oil tanker on the Chhatri Wala Marg in the Palam area. The police said the incident occurred when the victim Mithilesh, resident of Palam, was returning home last night.

  • Robbery bid at wine shop foiled

Two cheats nabbed, goods worth lakhs recovered
Ghaziabad: The Vijay Nagar police arrested two notorious cheats and recovered goods worth several lakhs from them last night. The cheats, Rajat Kumar and Shrichand, had made heavy purchases from an electronics shop by presenting forged bank drafts.

5 peacocks poisoned to death
Greater Noida: The wanton hunting and smuggling of the peacock, which abounds in the Bisarakh area of Gautam Budh Nagar, by poachers is likely to decimate the species soon as the police are wont to turn their head the other way while the crime is being committed unabated.


Citi Bank told to pay Rs 10,000 for denying NOC
New Delhi, July 5
A Delhi consumer court today ordered Citi Bank to pay a compensation cost of Rs 10,000 to its client for denying him a no-objection certificate for a financed vehicle - which the client wanted to sell - despite his having cleared loan dues for the same.



First-relative breast cancer cases on the rise
Beginning July 15, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital in Vasundhara Enclave near Noida will offer 50 per cent discount on breast screening to women who have a family history of breast cancer. The discount can be availed till August 15.

  • Manual on disability management for  IAS trainees

  • Truly a veg  toothpaste!

  • DMA honours  25 doctors

  • Prof Dave’s new assignment

Homeopaths hold cancer eradication rally
The World Homeopathic Development Organisation organised a rally against dreaded cancer in the Capital today. The rally began from Jantar Mantar and concluded at Town Hall, Chandni Chowk.


Shakti Club power to big victory in DSA League
New Delhi, July 5
Shakti Club pounded Young Bengal Association into pulp to record an 8-0 victory to power to yet another triumph in Group I in the Delhi Soccer Association Open Clubs B Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

The Delhi Sharda Club cricket team, which won the Adventure Cup at Nainital
The Delhi Sharda Club cricket team, which won the Adventure Cup at Nainital.

TTFI to organise prize money tourney
New Delhi: The Table Tennis Federation of India, in its bid to “catch them young” programme, and to encourage junior players, will organise a Prize Money Tournament at Pune from August 1 to August 4.

K G Colts, Bright Club share title
New Delhi, July 5
K G Colts and Bright Club were declared joint winners of the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground on Saturday. The match could not be played due to rain, and the teams were declared as joint winners.

  • MRF-MAI Karting today

  • Senior Women’s Hockey

  • Ranjeet Singh deadly


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