Congress spreading poison of caste: Ajay Chautala
Bhiwani, May 3
Addressing a ‘Brahman Sammelan,’ the Indian National Lok Dal candidate from Bhiwani parliamentary constituency, Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, assured the gathering that he would do everything possible to maintain the prestige of the ‘Pagri’ (turban) presented to him by the Brahman samaj.
Chandni Chowk BJP candidate Smiriti Irani with her fans during campaigning in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
Shiv Sena to support HVP candidate
Gurgaon, May 3
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) got a boost with the office-bearers of a faction of the Shiv Sena in the state deciding to extend support to the HVP nominee from Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, Mr Anil Rao.
‘BJP politics opportunistic’
New Delhi, May 3
Paramjeet Singh Pamma of the Congress party alleged that the BJP has “not done anything for the riot victims”, and has only “scratched their wounds”. Addressing a meeting in Namdhari Colony in support of the Congress candidate for the Assembly election, Shriram Maggo, Pamma said the BJP only raises the issue of rehabilitation of the riot victims prior to the elections.
As usual, post rain, bad roads are the order of the daySonepat, May 3
Heavy rains that lashed the city over the past one week have left behind a trail of uncleared garbage bins and water logged roads. Conditions are appalling in
slum clusters, particularly on the banks of drain no. 6, where many pockets are submerged. Nearly 20,000 people live in the unauthorised slum clusters and resettlement colonies where planned development has taken a backseat.
Former Chief Justice to deliver Kohli Memorial Lecture
New Delhi, May 3
The former Chief Justice of India, Justice J. S. Verma, will deliver the 5th DP Kohli Memorial Lecture on May 5, 2004 at the Vigyan Bhawan here.
The function, organised by CBI, would be attended by a number of dignitaries and senior bureaucrats, including the Cabinet Secretary, Mr Kamal Pande, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Mr P Sankar, the CBI Director, Mr U. S. Misra.
Call to end ‘hegemony’ of Rampura House over Ahirwal
Rewari, May 3
The Samajwadi Party candidate from the Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency, Mr Raghu Yadav, has been on a whirlwind campaigning, having already addressed over 500 village-level election meetings in Narnaul, Ateli, Mahendergarh, Rewari, Jatusana, Bawal, Gurgaon, Sohna and Pataudi segments of the constituency.
Electronic media flayed for being obsessed with
glitz and glamour
Faridabad, May 3
Inaugurating a workshop at the School of Communication and Cine Arts at sector- 47 here, the noted theatre personality, Mr M.K Raina, expressed his anguish that “projecting the glamorous lifestyle of small percentage of the population has become the predominant theme of the electronic media. On the other hand, 80 per cent of the people living in the rural and semi-urban areas were being ignored, he lamented. He said this media was focussed on the glitz and glamour while failing to touch the masses.
‘Metro’ men and women awarded
New Delhi, May 3
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today celebrated its 10th Foundation Day, in which awards were given to 21‘metro’ men and women.
The awards were given for outstanding performance to those who contributed towards timely construction of the Metro Rail and ensured that it met the highest international standards.
FACE TO FACE
Mayor At your service
A.R. Verma, the recently elected Mayor of Delhi, is a senior Congress councillor, who took over the coveted post in the corporation on April 12, 2004. With him he brought rich experience of social, administrative and public life spanning over 50 years during which he had held several important positions.
Youths held in murder case
Sonepat, May 3
The police have arrested two youths, identified as Suresh and Ranbir, in connection with the alleged murder of a 15-year-old student, Deepak of Lalehri Kalan village, last week.