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ACP not paid salary for three-month deputation period
New Delhi, May 24
Additional Commissioner of Police (Armed Police) K D Singh is running from pillar to post to get his dues from the National Commission for SC/ST, where he was on deputation as Private Secretary to the Chairman from December 2003 to February 29.

Maken to plead for Delhi statehood in Parliament
New Delhi, May 24
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ajay Maken, who has been elected to the Lok Sabha, today said he would raise his voice in Parliament for grant of full statehood to Capital.

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DDA dithers on library by the lakeside
New Delhi, May 24
How enjoyable it would be to read your favorite novel in a library on the bank of a small lake situated in a beautiful park equipped with modern infrastructure.

Cops refuse to register rape case,
brother-in-law swallows poison

Ghaziabad, May 24
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Monday in Shankar Vihar colony, which falls under Indira Puram police station. When her brother-in-law, Rakesh Saptanik, with whom the girl was living, went to lodge a report with the police, the police insulted him and shooed him away.

Gang settles scores in shootout on highway
Jhajjar, May 24
In a fierce shootout, possibly an outcome of gang rivalry, three criminals were seriously injured when they were attacked by rival gangsters near Beri village on Kahnour road here today.

Minister of State for Tourism, Renuka Choudhary, assuming charge of her office in the Capital
Minister of State (independent charge) for Tourism, Renuka Choudhary, assuming charge of her office in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


A tiger wades through water to counter the heat at the zoo in the Capital on Monday
A tiger wades through water to counter the heat at the zoo in the Capital on Monday. 

city scan
No water for 7 hrs

The drinking water supply system remained paralysed for at least seven hours yesterday, causing much hardship to thousands of residents. According to a report, non-supply of water from the main waterworks at Murthal was the main cause of the disruption. Not a single official of the Public Health Department was available at his residence on Sunday. Many residents made vain attempts to contact the officials on phone, but failed to elicit any response.

Exam result dates keep Helplines buzzing
New Delhi, May 24
Even as the CBSE today announced May 26 as the date for declaration of results of class XII, helplines in the Capital were flooded with phone calls from anxious students wanting to know the “exact date” of the results.



Malhotra blames Sheila for neglecting water crisis
New Delhi, May 24
The newly elected Member of Parliament from South Delhi parliamentary constituency, Mr Vijay Kumar Malhotra, today criticised Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit for ignoring the water crises that has gripped the Capital.

HVP to hold workers’ meeting on May 30
Sonepat, May 24
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) has decided to organise a workers’ meeting here on May 30, to chalk out the future strategy for contesting the next Assembly elections in the state.


Extend last date for implementing Electricity Act: PHDCCI
New Delhi, May 24
The PHDCCI has asked for the Congress-led coalition government at the Centre to extend the last date for implementation of the Electricity Act 2003 to allow debate and introduce adequate safeguards for ensuring that consumers are not harassed in the guise of implementation of the law.

Rajbir Deswal
Humorist in uniform

Mr Rajbir Deswal, an IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, is better known among his colleagues as the man who writes middles. For this humour-writer IPS officer, it was a few Urdu couplets recited by his father while he was still in school, which inspired him to continue with writing.

Sonepat residents worried over spate of thefts
Sonepat, May 24
Thieves are reported to have broken the locks of a house in the Lal Darwaza area here last night and decamped with Rs 19,000 in cash and gold ornaments worth several lakhs of rupees.

AIMA releases book on sustainable competitive edge
New Delhi, May 24
The All India Management Association (AIMA) released its book that identifies key elements for sustainable competitive edge. The book, ‘Passion to Win’ is based on the research study “What it takes to build and sustain competitive Edge”.

BKU expresses concern over erratic supply of drinking and canal water
Sonepat, May 24
The district unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) today expressed its grave concern over the continuous shortage of canal water and drinking water in the villages and alleged that the problem has become acute and the authorities concerned have utterly failed to solve it.

Guru Amar Das’ birth anniversary celebrated
New Delhi, May 24
The birth anniversary of Guru Amar Das was celebrated all over India with great pomp and show. The occasion was celebrated by holding kirtan throughout the night and langar was distributed to all.

Demolitions carried out at Rui Mandi
New Delhi:
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi today carried out major demolition action against unauthorised commercial properties at Rui Mandi in Sadar Bazar.



Gang of showroom cheats busted
New Delhi, May 24
With the arrest of four persons the East district police claimed to have busted a gang of frauds who used to get household items from showrooms financed on the basis of fake documents.

Pimp held for murdering woman
New Delhi, May 24
With the arrest of one person the Crime Branch claimed to have solved the mysterious murder of a 60-year-old woman, Pooja Kharbanda, who was stabbed to death at her Pandav Nagar residence on August, 25, 2003.

Two youths kidnap boy, attempt sodomy
Sonepat, May 24
Two youths riding on their scooter are reported to have kidnapped a boy while he was asleep on a rehri at Mandora village, about 25 km from here, last night.
The boy was taken to the nearby fields where the scooterists made an attempt to sodomise the boy.


TV footage confirms Sadhu Yadav’s presence in demonstration
New Delhi, May 24
In a rare event, a television footage was played in a Delhi court today showing a protest demonstration in which RJD leader and Bihar Chief Minister’s brother Sadhu Yadav and his supporters allegedly attacked some JNU students outside New Bihar Bhavan here in 1997.


Budding ramp dolls add glitz to fashion show
Participants of the ‘May Queen’ contest organised by Best Western Resort Country Club
Gurgaon, May 24
Many a road from Delhi led to the Best Western Resort Country Club, about 20 kms from here, which organised a fashion show, ‘May Queen’ and ‘May King’ contest, last evening. While the ‘May Queen’ crown was won by Ms Raina, the ‘May King’ title was bagged by Mr Aman.

Participants of the ‘May Queen’ contest organised by Best Western Resort Country Club.


76,000 kids given pulse polio drops in Noida
Noida, May 24
About 35 per cent children were given pulse polio drops during the fourth phase of the pulse polio campaign yesterday.
At 512 booths some 76,785 kids were given pulse polio drops here as against a target of over 2.18 lakh children fixed by the department.



Guru Harkishan School lift cricket title
Guru Harkishan Public School team with principal S S Minhas after winning the Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Under-15 Cricket Tournament
New Delhi, May 24
An all-round performance by Harpreet Singh (30 and 4 for 18) and a classic century by Amit Ghuman (111, 15x4, 4x6) helped Guru Harkishan Public School (GHPS), Vasant Vihar defeat Ramjas Academy by 100 runs in the final of the Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Under-15 Cricket Tournament on the GHPS ground.

Guru Harkishan Public School (Vasant Vihar) team with principal S S Minhas after winning the Maharaja Ranjit Singhji Under-15 Cricket Tournament.

Yashpal stars in Sonnet’s victory
New Delhi, May 24
A debonair knock of 143, off just 97 balls with the aid of ten boundaries and as many sixes by Yashpal, helped Sonnet Club trounce K N Colts by 143 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Lala Raghubir Singh Hot Weather Cricket Tournament on the Modern School ground.

Lalit Choudhary hits ton
New Delhi, May 24
Lalit Choudhary hit a facile century (116, 20x4, 3x6) as Crifit Academy defeated Ravindra Public School by 128 runs in a league match of the Sharma Sports Under-19 Cricket Tournament on the Yamuna Complex ground.

IGPSL, DDA record facile wins in DSA League
New Delhi, May 24
Indraprastha Generation Power Supply Ltd (IGPSL)/BESE trounced Airport Authority of India (AAI) 5-2 in Group B of an A Division match of the DSA Institutional Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Gurpreet, Puneet Anand guide Gold Star to victory
New Delhi, May 24
Fine performances by Gurpreet Singh (53) and Puneet Anand (3 for 25) helped Gold Star Academy defeat Shanti Academy by 38 runs in a league match of the second Cambridge Foundation Under-19 Summer League Cricket Tournament on the Cambridge School ground.

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