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Sheila discusses relocation of industries
Officials told to submit report on land availability
New Delhi, May 18
After weeks of campaigning for the Lok Sabha election, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit got back to work by reviewing the functioning and plans of the Department of Industries headed by Minister Mangat Ram Singhal.

Power crisis leads to law and order problem
Meerut, May 18
A big difference between demand and supply of power in western UP has caused considerable panic in the state. A law and order crisis also arose in western UP due to another power cut of 1000 MW. People are annoyed by the uninterrupted power cuts and have been protesting at the district headquarters and tehsil towns in the whole western UP. Some power stations were also ransacked by frenzied mobs.

Stamp duty evasion: Rs 50 cr loss pa
Ghaziabad, May 18
It has been estimated that the state exchequer is losing Rs 50 crore annually on account of stamp duty evasion in Ghaziabad district alone and a variety of dubious tricks are being used by the people for evading stamp duty. Most of the deeds are issued on Rs 100 stamp paper.


Brothers feeling the soul of India
New Delhi, May 18
This is a journey from one country to another in a vehicle, which promises neither comfort nor speed. However, for the three brothers from England, the commonplace autorickshaw has turned out to be the means for a fascinating tour right through the heart of India. Jeff Eagar along with his two younger brothers Chris and Steve have decided to experience the sights and the sounds of India as they travel across India all the way from Howrah to Pakistan.

INDOPHILES: Three brothers on a unique tour in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
Three brothers on a unique tour in the Capital on Tuesday

Cable operator assaulted, robbed
Sonepat, May 18
A cable operator was waylaid and looted by three armed youths near Mamoon Bhanja Chowk here last night. According to a report, the cable operator, Bhupinder, was returning his home after closing the shop.

No CNG for vehicles over 5 years old
New Delhi:
There will be no CNG available to the vehicles more than five years old after June 1, unless they are re-certified by the Chief Controller of Explosives. The Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) today issued a notification which stated that the company would discontinue CNG supply to the vehicles that failed to comply with the regulations of the ‘Gas Cylinders Rules-1981’.

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CRPF cop’s body found in drain 
New Delhi, May 18
A 38-year old CRPF policeman was found murdered this morning in a drain in Dhichaun Kalan village in Najafgarh of South-West district. According to the police, the victim Suresh (38), resident of Najafgarh and posted in Manipur, had come to Delhi on some official work.


Bhajan seeks report on Malik’s election ‘sabotage’
Sonepat, May 18
Perturbed over the reports of sabotaging the election of Congress candidate Dharampal Singh Malik from this constituency by the Congressmen themselves, the HPCC president, Mr Bhajan Lal, has reportedly sought a complete report on the factors which led to his defeat by a small margin of votes.

Hooda worked against me, alleges Malik
Sonepat, May 18
Former HPCC president Dharampal Singh Malik has openly alleged that Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda had left no stone unturned to get the former defeated in the Lok Sabha election from this constituency. “Mr Hooda had directed his supporters to work against me in the election and his supporters made every efforts to launch a propaganda that I will not be able to save the security deposit,” he added.

Jagdish TytlerSushma trying to revive her political fortune: Tytler
New Delhi, May 18
The newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) from the Sadar Parliamentary constituency, Mr Jagdish Tytler, has charged Rajya Sabha member Sushma Swaraj of BJP with “trying to revive her political fortune by threatening to get tonsured” to prevent INC president Sonia Gandhi from becoming Prime Minister.

Congress rule won’t last long: Sangwan
Sonepat, May 18
The newly-elected BJP MP from Sonepat and the spokesman of the Haryana BJP, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, today said that the country will have to face mid-term Lok Sabha elections if Mrs Sonia Gandhi becomes the country’s Prime Minister.

Activists of Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress who want Sonia Gandhi to become Prime Minister, protesting in front of 10 Janpath Activists of Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress who want Sonia Gandhi to become Prime Minister, protesting in front of 10 Janpath in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

BJP, INLD hurt by lack of pact, anti-incumbency
Faridabad, May 18
While the victory of the Congress candidate, Mr Avtar Singh Bhadhana, in the recently held Lok Sabha elections has been truly amazing for many the losers seem to have started analysing the factors that made their calculations go wrong.


Fire vehicles outside the Allahabad Bank at Parliament Street where a fire call was received in the Capital
Fire vehicles outside the Allahabad Bank at Parliament Street where a fire call was received in the Capital on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Rs 1 crore plan for facelift of Sonepat rly station
Sonepat, May 18
Northern Railway has drawn up a Rs 1 crore plan for the face lift at the Sonepat railway station. Work on this has already been started. The work for the expansion of platform no 1 has been started. With the completion of the work, the length of the platform no 1 would become 539 meters and it would enable trains having 24 coaches to stop there. At present, it is 419 meters long where the trains having 18 to 20 coaches can be stopped.

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Rail services disrupted
Rewari, May 18
Rail traffic on Rewari–Delhi track was disrupted this morning when a trailer and a truck coming from the opposite directions got stuck into the rail track at the Rewari-Jhajjar road railway crossing at about 7 am today.
  • Murder case solved
  • HVP to prepare for next assembly election

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MCD staff still to get salary
New Delhi, May 18
The MCD employees have not been given their salaries for the month of April so far. Only fourth class employees and staff members of the CSE department have so far been given their salaries. They are going to the banks to check their salary position everyday, but returning with empty hand.


Three cops held for demanding bribe
Noida, May 18
Three cops, including two sub inspectors of Sector-20 police station, were charged here for having assaulted and illegally confining a local businessman. The only fault of the businessman is that – he refused to pay a bribe of 20,000 in the police lock up under Section-151. A was registered under Anti Corruption Act against the cops.

Crime Branch to investigate theft of paintings
New Delhi, May 18
A day after some valuable paintings were stolen from the Sahitya Kala Parishad, the case has been shifted to the Crime Branch, which will investigate the matter to trace the thieves involved in the theft.

Thefts spread panic in Sonepat
Sonepat, May 18
The burglars are active in and around Kharkhauda town of the district and this has caused a panic among the residents and shopkeepers. The police have failed to achieve any breakthrough in solving the cases of thefts. The people here threatened to launch an agitation if the police do not take any steps to improve the law and order situation in the district.

Theft in a thief’s house!
Loni, May 18
What is the world coming to? Even the ‘professional’ thieves have no ethics! In Loni, a thief is reported to have broken into the house of another thief who is in jail. Three thieves barged into the locked house of Rakesh in Ram Park Extension and started collecting household goods. Hearing a commotion, Rakesh’s neighbours came and caught one of the three miscreants.


Multinational companies promoting beauty biz: Sayali
Gurgaon, May 18
Femina Miss India World, 2004, Sayali Bhagat, challenges anyone who proves her wrong that the multinationals are not behind the sudden spurt in beautiful faces and beauty contests in India.


Three get five-year RI in fake currency case
New Delhi, May 18
A local court today sentenced three people to five years of rigorous imprisonment for their involvement in a fake currency racket. They all were under-trial for the last two and a half years.

Delhi Police SI gets RI for bribe
New Delhi, May 18
A Delhi Police Sub Inspector, who had received 120 commendations in 35 years of service, was today sentenced to a rigorous imprisonment of three years for accepting bribe from a person for diluting a “false” case registered against his relatives.


Sunshine colours come alive on stage
Mango, a fashion label recently celebrated a year in Delhi. The celebrations included a show presenting the summer collection choreographed by Marc Robinson and the glamorous Pooja Bedi. The summer line is divided into seven different themes. ‘Cool aqua’ is a complete knit look in aqua with capri pants, wide stripes, bolero jackets and tennis dresses. ‘Sunshine colours’ are the citrus shades of lime and yellow and floral prints. A model at a show choreographed by Marc Robinson and Pooja Bedi
A model at a show choreographed by Marc Robinson and Pooja Bedi. 

Self-discovery through colour combinations
n Benetton’s own words the summer collection is all about “different combinations of colours, materials, genres and styles come together this season to unleash a road to self discovery”.
  • Caravan of Dancing Diamonds 
  • Desert Trail for summer
  • ‘Sophistic colours’ for the season
  • Western collection for men
  • FMCG Awards 2003 to popularise brands


Sudershan K. AggarwalEminent radiologist gets international recognition
New Delhi, May 18
Dr Sudershan K. Aggarwal, eminent radiologist, has become the first Indian to be awarded the honorary membership of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) and the European Association of Radiology (EAR) for his contribution in the field of radiology worldwide.


Urban Development, AIIMS win in DSA League
New Delhi, May 18
Urban Development Ministry (UDM) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) posted victories in contrasting styles in the ‘A’ Division Delhi Soccer Association Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. In a Group A match, Urban Development defeated Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) by two goals to nil. The goals came once in each half. Devender Rawat opened the account two minutes into the match while Ajay Kumar completed the tally in the 59th minute.

Cambridge Foundation, Subhania Club move up
New Delhi, May 18
Gaurav Mathur hit a spitfire 81, laced with 13 boundaries and two sixes, and Saurabh Sehgal cracked an unbeaten 67 to help Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden, defeat Remal Public School by nine wickets in a league match of the Cambridge Foundation Under-19 Summer League Cricket Tournament at the winner’s ground.

Rajiv Rathore stars for Chand Khanna
New Delhi, May 18
A brilliant all-round display by Rajiv Rathore, who scalped four wickets for 15 runs off seven overs and then cracked a quickfire 19 off 24 balls with three fours enabled, Chand Khanna Club trounce Young Friends by five wickets in a first-round match of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament at the SGTB Khalsa College ground. Rajiv Rathore was named the man of the match.

HTA advance in Century Cup
New Delhi, May 18
A breath-taking half century by Ashutosh (70, 10x4, 3x6) and deadly bowling by Rishi (3 for 40) helped HTA defeat Media Transasia by seven wickets in the Century Cup Cricket Tournament at the IIT ground. 


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