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Expect better life now: DPCC
New Delhi, May 15
Welcoming the election of Sonia Gandhi as leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee has said that the people of this country can expect the party to find solutions to their problems now and make their life worth living.

St. Stephen’s
Alma mater of 11 new MPs
New Delhi, May 15
It is often pointed out that the Delhi University is the cradle of politicians and that the students unions have been the kindergarten of many well-known political entities, former Law Minister Arun Jaitley being one.

Teach life skills creatively, ‘not from textbook’
New Delhi, May 15
While it is not just imperative to impart life skills, the process of doing it is just as significant, say experts. They claim that life skills should not be made part of the learning by rote, instead these should be taught more creatively and ingeniously.


PLAYING IT COOL: Delhiites trying to beat the heat at Oyster Water Park, Appu Ghar, in the Capital on Saturday
PLAYING IT COOL: Delhiites trying to beat the heat at Oyster Water Park, Appu Ghar, in the Capital on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Faridabad dogged by pot-holed roads, water shortage
Faridabad, May 15
The district administration, busy in the election process for more than a month, has a lot of work at hand now. The Model Code of Conduct had been coming in the way of various development works.

Rip: Post offices becoming a part of history
New Delhi, May 15
Operating from the Lutyens’ colonnaded architectural masterpiece and for decades maintaining connectivity between the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ and the rest of the Empire, the post office in Eastern Court has disappeared from the face of the earth.

Power plays truant in Noida, Dadri
Noida, May 15
The power crisis appears to be growing grimmer with each passing day. Many sectors in Noida and whole of Dadri are reeling from power crisis. 

GNIDA to develop new industrial sector on 500 acres
Greater Noida, May 15
The Greater Noida authority has decided to develop a new industrial sector over 500 acres of land.


SP-RLD alliance reaps rich rewards in western UP
Meerut, May 15
The friendship and alliance between Mr Ajit Singh and Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav in western UP took such a beautiful shape that the BJP’s “Kamal” went down in the entire western UP.

East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit with New Delhi MP Ajay Maken at Parliament House in the Capital on Saturday
East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit with New Delhi MP Ajay Maken at Parliament House in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Not forming an alliance cost INLD, BJP dearly
Sonepat, May 15
Though many reasons are being given for the rout of non-Congress parties, mainly the INLD, the BJP and the HVP, in the concluded Lok Sabha poll in the state but according to discussions with prominent citizens from various sections of society the lack of initiative on the part of the leaders of these parties to form an alliance was the major factor for the defeats of their party candidates.

Ten of 13 women candidates forfeited security
New Delhi, May 15
A total of 13 women candidates jumped into fray to try their luck in parliamentary elections from different constituencies in the capital.


Arunachal Pradesh children on National Integration Tour
New Delhi, May 15
Enthusiastic about their new role as agents of goodwill and national integration, a group of 15 children from the Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh are presently on an Army-sponsored National Integration Tour, which will take them to various parts of the country.

Gambling, a major social problem in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 15
With the trade of gambling and betting flourishing in Sonepat, many, particularly from the lower segments for the society, are becoming paupers. Though most of those admit that lottery, whether by the government or private parties, is only a pipe dream, the number of those getting in to this trap is increasing daily.

S.S. Kohli, CMD, PNB, addressing the Press to declare the bank’s annual financial results for 2003-04.
S.S. Kohli, CMD, PNB, addressing the Press to declare the bank’s annual financial results for 2003-04.

Villages facing drought-like conditions
Sonepat, May 15
A long dry spell, dry canals and non-availability of sufficient power to tubewells have created drought-like conditions in many villages of this district, particularly in the Khadar tract along the Yamuna river.

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Find your joy in the here and now
You must have by now become familiar with the usage of a term now in common use: the “now generation.” It is meant to point to the instant satisfaction that the youth look forward to and to their impatience with any delay in the path of realizing their goal of enjoyment. Something akin to readymade mixes with which you make edibles with the least time and effort. Instant two-minute noodles for example.

Man gets 11 years’ RI for possessing charas
Sonepat, May 15
The Additional Session Judge of Sonepat, Mr Dharamvir Singh, yesterday convicted an accused, Rajbir, of Rajlu Garhi village under the NDPS Act and sentenced him to undergo 11 years’ rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1 lakh. In case of default of payment of fine he was to undergo further 14 months’ rigorous imprisonment for possessing contraband charas.

  • UHBVN employee thrashed

  • Sleepwalker falls from roof

Phones go dead as cables cut
Sonepat, May 15
A large number of telephones went dead during the digging of earth by the employees of the PWD (B and R) for the construction of a nullah at Thana Kalan and Thana Khurd villages, about 16 km from here, on Saturday.

  • SP given memo on assault


Father-son duo held for plotting murder
Noida, May 15
The Greater Noida police have arrested Nizam, alias Munim, and his son Sajad for planning the murder of Nizam’s former business partner and scrap contractor of LG Company, Farman Ali.

Two thieves lynched
Ghaziabad, May 15
Two thieves who had entered a house in Sonia Nagar under Loni police station were beaten to death by the residents. Their four accomplices managed to escape in the darkness.

Two held for making duplicate soft drinks
New Delhi, May 15
The North-East district today claimed to have arrested two persons who were involved in the manufacturing of duplicate soft drinks in the Shadatpur Extension in Khajuri Khas.


Warrants issued against smuggler, two others who gave bail amount
Sonepat, May 15
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr J. S. Jangra, has issued warrants against three persons, namely Narinder of Harsana village and Dharamvir of Bholapur village who had furnished bail bonds of Rs 50,000 each for the release of Mohammad Tyab, a smuggler of fake currency notes, on one-month interim bail and fixed May 26 as the next date of hearing.


Delhi to host the Legends of India festival
New Delhi, May 15
Music buffs in the Capital are in for a treat with eminent artists like Yamini Krishnamurthy, Louis Banks and Shankar Mahadevan scheduled to participate in the week long DMA Music Festival, which begins from May 21 here.


New Danida project for HFI
HE Hemophilia Federation (India), a self-help voluntary organization run by Persons With Hemophilia (PWH), has got recognition once again from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).


Anuj Jain hits century in Cambridge Foundation League
New Delhi, May 15
Anuj Jain struck a hard-hitting 168, studded with 23 boundaries and eight sixes, to help Ravindra Public School defeat Saraswati Gyan Mandir School by 254 runs in a league match of the Cambridge Foundation School Summer League Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the school ground at Rajouri Garden.

Surav Nagpal scores century
New Delhi, May 15
A delightful century by Surav Nagpal (110, 15x4, 5x6) and deadly bowling by Akhil Goyal (4 for 18) and Maninder Singh (4 for 28) helped Achrekar Foundation defeat Harry Coaching Centre by 29 runs and entered the final of the Aggarsain Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Paschim Vihar complex ground. Surav was named the man of the match.

Children make Asiad Fun Run a great hit
New Delhi, May 15
The searing heat notwithstanding, children and veteran sportspersons enjoyed every bit of the fun provided by the Asian Games Fun Run, to herald the 15th Asian Games to be held in Doha (Qatar) in 2006.

Inter-State soccer transfer begins
New Delhi, May 15
Inter-State soccer transfer began at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday. There are two categories of players—amateur and non-amateur—and two windows (periods) of transfer. The first window of transfer will be held from May 15 to 31 while the second window will be held from October 15 to 31.

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