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Delhi to iron out all problems now: Sheila
New Delhi, May 20
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said she expected ‘speed-breakers’ in the way of NCT of Delhi’s development to be removed with an INC-led government headed by Manmohan Singh coming to power at the Centre.

Just few party workers remain outside Sonia’s house

Sikh leaders congratulate Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 20
Felicitating Dr Manmohan Singh for having been chosen as the next Prime Minister, Sikh leaders have decided to celebrate his assumption of the post by lighting all DSGMC offices and institutions on May 22.

DU teachers, students cheer for Manmohan

A thick haze enveloped the city sending people scurrying for cover on Thursday also
A thick haze enveloped the city sending people scurrying for cover on Thursday also. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Split MCD into four corporations, suggests PHDCCI
New Delhi, May 20
In the light of the Government of NCT of Delhi’s decision to restructure the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) by establishing a number of municipal corporations, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) today suggested splitting the MCD into four corporations–one each for North, South, East and West Delhi.

DSGMC president Prehlad Singh Chandok addresses a Press conference on Dr Manmohan Singh becoming the first Sikh Prime Minister
DSGMC president Prehlad Singh Chandok addresses a Press conference on Dr Manmohan Singh becoming the first Sikh Prime Minister, in the Capital on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph



Girl shot by drunk reveller
Noida, May 20
A drunk man celebrating the birth of a male child in the family fired a shot from his gun, which killed a girl in Saidpur village of Kakode. The shot was fired during a puja being done for the well-being of the baby boy.

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Mother, daughter kidnapped
Sonepat, May 20
A woman and her daughter are reported to have been kidnapped from Saidpur village, about 20 km from here, last night. According to a report, the alleged kidnappers entered the house when the husband of the woman was away on duty in a factory at night.

Noida dogged by power, water crises
Noida, May 20
The local BJP MLA, Mr Nawab Singh Nagar, took a large number of local residents for a meeting with the Deputy GM, UP Power Corporation, yesterday to articulate people’s demand for better power supply.

40 units get notice for piling up chemical waste
Some 40 industrial units in Ghaziabad and Noida have been issued show cause notices by the Pollution Control Board, Sahibabad. It is learnt that the Board is contemplating sealing a large number of units which have piled up dangerous waste around their premises.


DPCC president expels three municipal councillors
New Delhi, May 20
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president, Chaudhary Prem Singh, today expelled three Municipal Councillors of Delhi - Devender Yadav, Meer Singh and Rajendri Sehrawat for six years for their anti-party activities.


DGP inaugurates police station complex at Dharuhera
Rewari, May 20
Mr. B.R. Lall, DGP, Haryana inaugurated the newly built police station complex of Dharuhera today. The complex, which was constructed at a cost of Rs 1.7 crore, also comprises residential facilities for police personnel.

Only six postmen for Ganaur region!
Sonepat, May 20
Ganaur town has a population of around 40,000. There are nearly five dozens villages in Ganaur sub-division of the district; but the post and telegraph department has deployed only six postmen to cater to the postal requirements of the region.

HVP to conduct public contact programme
Bhiwani, May 20
To prepare for the Assembly elections due in February next year, the Haryana Vikas Party has chalked out a public contact programme to ensure more positive role of party activists.

Faridabad microbiologist honoured
Faridabad, May 20
Dr Vinod Kaul, a Faridabad-based microbiologist, has been nominated as ‘one of the outstanding Indian doctor’ for the year-2003 by `Marguis who’s who, a leading biographical society of USA.

Water shortage in Jhajjar
Jhajjar, May 20
The District Congress Committee spokesperson, Ms Kanta Kaushik, alleged that many villages of the district had been facing acute shortage of potable water. She said despite the scorching heat the villagers had been forced to bring water on their heads while the district administration had turned a blind eye to the miseries of the people.



Seven criminals held after encounter
Ghaziabad, May 20
A joint team of the Special Operations Group and the Loni police has arrested seven dreaded members of an inter-state gang of criminals after an encounter. The seven were going to attack a doctor’s house for a dacoity.

Five injured in clash between rival groups
Sonepat, May 20
At least five persons, including a woman, were injured in a clash between two rival groups at Khewra village, about 13 km from here, last evening. The clash followed a land dispute. Swords, lathis and other deadly weapons were used freely in the clash.

  • Man attacked by grandson

  • Truck driver, labourer hurt

Unit making spurious drinks busted
New Delhi, May 20
With the arrest of five persons the East district police claimed to have busted a duplicate soft drinks manufacturing unit in the Gandhi Nagar area.


Seven-yr RI for consensual sex with minor
New Delhi, May 20
A married, 37-year-old man, who had consensual sex with a minor girl in 1998, has been sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment by a city court holding that the girl was incompetent to give such permission. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on the convict, Bijender.


From the land of five rivers
Few of the designs that were displayed during the Industrial Design exhibition.A perfectly set ambience, showcasing the culture and cuisine of the vibrant Punjab, accompanied by live foot-tapping music, set the tone for lively evening at The Claridges on May 17. Seen enjoying themselves at this lively do were celebrities from all walks of life.

Industrial design exhibition

Few of the designs that were displayed during the Industrial Design exhibition.

A scene from Devdasplay time
Devdas, an experiment with form
Vividha - the ensemble is a group of seasoned professionals from fields as diverse as radio, banking and television, news reporting, creative writing, railways and films. Different folks and different strokes, but all bitten by the bug of histrionics. To the delight of Delhiites, together they combined to harmonise their notes and presented Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic, Devdas, a play, at the LTG Auditorium here.

                                                                           A scene from Devdas

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Garv: Doing listeners proud
T-series has released the music of the film 'Garv'. This eagerly awaited film by Punit Issar, under the banner of Cinevistas Limited Production, has music by the promising duo Sajid-Wajid, while melody king Anu Malik has composed a tune for one song. A collection of eight songs, the lyrics are by Jalees Sherwani.


Ten teams for Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket
New Delhi, May 20
Ten top teams will participate in the 28th Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road. South Delhi Colts will take on Indian Airlines Corporation in the opening match, which will start at 7.30 am, on Friday.

  • Saurabh, Rohit star in Paul cricket

  • EXL Service win

  • Rajesh stars for SAR Group

Ravindra School, Gold Star advance in Summer League
New Delhi, May 20
A stylish knock of 75 studded with eight fours and three sixes, by Surya Azad and all-round display by Sawej Khan (46, 3 for 32) helped Ravindra Public School defeat UK Cricket World by 19 runs in the Cambridge Foundation Under-19 Summer League Cricket Tournament on the Cambridge School ground, Rajouri Garden.

Manya, Kavya move up in tennis talent contest
New Delhi, May 20
Manya Nagpal defeated Shivani Gupta 9-3 and Kavya Nath defeated Vidushi Bhalla 9-3 in the under-18 girls event of the AITA Talent Series at the Roshanara Club courts.


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