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Cong, BJP pulling out all the stops to woo voters
Promising this and that, and heaven too!
New Delhi, May 6
With just two days left for the campaigning to end for the May 10 Lok Sabha elections for the seven seats in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, political parties and candidates have intensified their efforts to woo the voters.

Bollywood star Dharmendra campaigning for the BJP East Delhi candidate Lal Bihari Tiwari. BJP Delhi Pradesh president Dr Harsh Vardhan is also seen in the Capital on Thursday. Bollywood star Dharmendra campaigning for the BJP East Delhi candidate Lal Bihari Tiwari. BJP Delhi Pradesh president Dr Harsh Vardhan is also seen in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



Western UP
Dalit among two killed in poll violence

Meerut: Two persons, including a Dalit were killed while at least a dozen people were seriously injured in several incidents of election-related violence in western UP in the last 24 hours.

  • Body found in drain

14-day remand for two cops in paper leak case
New Delhi, May 6
A city court today remanded two police personnel, accused of taking bribe from the father of the prime accused in the CBSE All India Pre-Medical Test paper leak case, in 14 days’ judicial custody.

Four crushed to death in school bus accident
New Delhi, May 6
Four persons were crushed to death and two injured this afternoon after an Army Public School bus lost control and hit them in the Simon Boilvar Marg of New Delhi district.

Fake ST certificates: 22 officials booked
New Delhi, May 6
The CBI has registered six cases against 22 officials serving in different Union ministries who had allegedly obtained appointment as Scheduled Tribe candidates by submitting fake caste certificates.

HC wants notice on school interviews
New Delhi, May 6
The Delhi High Court today ordered issuance of a public notice to all schools, including unaided recognised public schools, on the practice of forcing children and their parents to face interview for admission to pre-primary classes like nursery, LKG, UKG and class one.



EVMs sealed in Sonepat counting centres
Sonepat, May 6
Abiding by the Election Commission directions for holding free and fair poll, the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, Mr M. R. Anand, in the presence of election observers, duty magistrates and representatives of the contesting candidates and assistant returning officers got the electronic voting machines sealed in the counting centres of the respective assembly segments of the Sonepat Lok Sabha seat.

Sandeep Dikshit and A. K. Walia canvassing in the Capital.
Sandeep Dikshit and A. K. Walia canvassing in the Capital. — Tribune photo

1506 polling stations set up in Mahendragarh
Rewari, May 6
As many as 1,506 polling stations have been set up in Mahendragarh parliamentary constituency, according to its Returning Officer, Mrs Neerja Shekhar, who is also the Deputy Commissioner of Rewari.

Ulema criticise fatwa on voting for BJP by Shahi Imam
Sonepat, May 6
A number of ulema have strongly condemned the issuing of fatwa by the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Ahmad Bukhari, asking the Muslim voters to vote for the BJP in the elections.

Ex-servicemen give a shot in the arm to Raghu Yadav
Rewari , May 6
The Rewari District Ex-services League has decided to extend its unstinted support to Mr. Raghu Yadav who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll from Mahendragarh constituency as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party headed by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav.

NDA to form new government: Sushma
Sonepat, May 6
The Union Health Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj, has said the people were aware that the country had suffered during the Congress rule and the BJP-led NDA government had given a new hope by pursuing the policies of development, progress and prosperity.

Cong-BJP contest on a knife-edge in Faridabad
Faridabad, May 6
As the poll date draws near, the contest here seems to have narrowed down between the BJP and the Congress candidates, with the every possibility of a keen battle and an interesting result.

Fresh face in Rohtak infuses vigour into BJP poll drive
Jhajjar, May 6
The Atal Behari Vajpayee factor and a fresh face are helping the BJP in the Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency make steady progress in the rural areas in this region. The BJP nominee, Mr Abhimanyu, is drawing moderate but enthusiastic gatherings in the street shows being organised in the rural areas.

Congress HQ in Bhiwani falls into disuse
Bhiwani, May 6
Tilak Bhawan, the Congress headquarters here, has fallen victim to the apathetic attitude of its own partymen. People are surprised to see that the official headquarter is under lock and key whereas the son of the party’s state president, Mr Bhajan Lal, is in the fray from here.

INLD’s mantra: Vote for us for ‘bindia’ sake
Sonepat, May 6
The INLD candidate Krishna Malik has reportedly devised a new method to woo the voters, particularly the married women and aged persons.

DM’s directives
Sonepat: The District Magistrate of Sonepat, Mr M. R. Anand, has issued an order directing the owners of all liquor shops to close down their shops from 5 pm on May 8, till polling is over on May 10.

G B Nagar district to be restored: Vainkaya Naidu
Noida, May 6
Claiming that the Opposition had no leader of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s stature, BJP president Vainkaya Naidu said NDA not only had a leader like Atalji, but also an agenda for the development of the country.

Malhotra breaches model code of conduct: Chopra
New Delhi, May 6
Mr Subhash Chopra, election agent of South Delhi Congress candidate, Mr R.K. Anand, in a complaint letter to the Chief Election Commissioner of India, Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi and Returning Officer alleged that the BJP candidate Mr Vijay Kumar Malhotra violated the model code of conduct.

Finding your polling booth may not be easy

Noida, May 6
Even after finalising the voter’s list this time, some 700 new names had to be added to the voter’s list. A new voter’s list has thus been issued afresh.


ncr briefs
Errors in Ajay Maken’s website
New Delhi, May 6
Congress candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency Ajay Maken got a shock of his life when a person named Sonia pointed out several lapses in his recently launched website.

  • Youth murdered
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Two girls abducted, Rs 1 lakh demanded
Ghaziabad, May 6
Having abducted two minor girls in Laxmi Garden Colony of Loni, criminals have reportedly demanded a ransom of Rs 1 lakh for their release. Both girls had gone out to buy some goods from a shop.


Darpan: Mirroring the folk art with a touch of surrealism
Priya Art Gallery is showcasing the works of the well-known Bengali artist Santa Manna at Hotel Crown Plaza Surya here. The exhibition, which is on till May 30, showcases some of the most exquisite paintings of the artist.

  • Agony and the ecstasy

Tumko Chahoon, portrayal of a woman’s position in society.Play Time: The genius and motherhood
Gabriel Emanuel’s Einstein (English solo by Sanjeeva Vats of the Pierrot’s Troupe) is scheduled to be held on May 8, at the Shri Ram Centre. Directed by Ashok Purang, ‘Einstein’, is an entertaining and thought provoking play-both a hymn to peace and a requiem to war. It presents an engaging portrait of a man widely regarded as one of the finest creative minds ever and the constant paradoxes that his life was unwittingly led into due to the explosive political dynamics of the first half of the 20th century.

Tumko Chahoon
, portrayal of a woman’s position in society. 

Music Zone
Purity for prosperity

With the expiry of Vishwa Bharati's copyright on all works of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore throwing open his songs to manipulation, a Kolkata-based institute has launched 'Gitabitan Live 2' - a complete collection of his songs on compact discs.


Vijay, Nitin star for Alcon Academy
New Delhi, May 6
A strokeful knock of 89, studded with ten boundaries and two sixes, by Vijay Anand, and a deadly spell of 6 for 19 by Nitin Kumar helped Alcon Alpine Academy defeat All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Academy by 101 runs in a league match of the inaugural Dr Sushila Tiwari Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament on the Yamuna Complex ground.

  • Hansraj School move up

  • GE Capital advance

  • Summer cricket camp for juniors

  • Airlines coaching camp

  • Ramit Gill shines in title win

  • ITC beat HCL Technologies

The VSPK School cricket team with the under-17 trophy after they beat RR Gymkhana in the title contestVSPK School lift U-17 cricket title
New Delhi: Hosts VSPK International School, with the help of fine performances from Rohit Saini (87, 10x4, 2x6) and Jagirit Anand (30, 3 for 35), defeated Rohtak Road Gymkhana by 62 runs to annex the inaugural VSPK School Under-17 Cricket Tournament on the Roshanara Club ground.

The VSPK School cricket team with the under-17 trophy after they beat RR Gymkhana in the title contest.

Kalmadi pleads Pillay’s case
New Delhi, May 6
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi has made a “strong plea” for the inclusion of Dhanraj Pillay in the Indian squad for the Olympic Games to be held in Athens.

Bedi’s coaching clinic at Dharamshala
New Delhi: The Bishan Bedi Cricket Coaching Trust (BBCCT) will conduct its summer cricket clinic at Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) from May 15 to June 30.

Four players from Faridabad to join Ranji trials
Faridabad: Two players of the Vijay Yadav Academy here have been invited to join the selection camp for the Ranji trials to be held at Rohtak A.Top

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