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Three cheers for govt-run schools
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
The CBSE class XII results have cheered up government run schools. Unlike in the past, the schools have shown a marked improvement, changing the general perception that government run schools are synonymous with bad results.

This year the pass percentage of these schools stands at 77.82, which is a negligible increase over last year’s 77.09, but an improvement nevertheless. Also, this year the number of students who will be awarded merit certificates for exemplary performance in various subjects has risen.

Of the 850 merit certificate winners from Delhi, 78 are from government run schools and of the 779 students, who have scored more than 90 per cent in the aggregate, 22 are from these schools.

The number of cases registered for using unfair means has also shown a dip. Compared to last year’s 41, Delhi has reported 20 cases this year of the total 43 reported from six regions.

“This year we introduced the scanned photograph identity card and attendance sheet. This meant that there could be no impersonation; this is the major reason for the decline in the number of unfair cases”, said a senior CBSE official.

The city has also seen a decline, though marginal, in the number of compartment cases. From last years’ 12.69, it has come down to 12.52 per cent. And despite a pass percentage of 75.75 per cent from among the 1.4 lakh students, who appeared for the test in the Capital, Delhi has stood fourth.

Of the 297 disabled children who appeared, 227 passed the examinations, five of them getting between 75 per cent and 87 per cent.

Nikhita Aggarwal, a disabled student of Convent of Jesus and Mary, topped with 438 marks out of 500, followed by Mohd Naimat Khan, a spastic, who studied in ASN Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar, with 405 marks.

Navin Kumar Gautam, a student at the JPM Senior Secondary School for the Blind, scored 404 marks, Garima Goel, who suffers from dyslexia, got 391 and Srikanth Banerjee, a student of Amity International School, Saket, who also suffers from dyslexia, got 363 marks.

Sixteen students from Delhi are among the 166who secured over 95 per cent.

Though some students did complain of lower marks in Biology, English and Chemistry, the overall picture was far from gloomy. “In our school also, though we have 100 per cent first divisions, students have scored less marks in these three subjects compared to last year”, said Madhu Chandra, Principal, Birla Vidya Niketan.

The reason, she explained, could be the “change in paper set up”. She added: “The highest marks in commerce section is 94.4 and in science it is 92.6 per cent”. The school has achieved the distinction of having all first divisions.

The CBSE Class X results will be available from 8 am on May 28.


A perfect 100
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
The Delhi Police Public School secured hundred per cent result in Senior School of Certificate examinations. A total of 105 students appeared for the XII th class examination and all have been declared passed. Shruti secured 99 per cent marks in mathematics, Shweta and Vaishali 97 per cent in Chemistry. Five students of science stream got distinction in all five subjects, four in commerce and one in humanities in four subjects. A part from this, 19 students secured first division marks.

There was an atmosphere of festivity on the school campus, following the declaration of the CBSE class XIIth exam results.


Rohini scores
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
The Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Mr J K Sinha, has congratulated the students and the staff of the CRPF public school, Rohini, for its performance in the CBSE class XII exams.

The school has a 100 per cent result. Of the 114 students who appeared, 46 have scored above 75 per cent, 52 have first divisions and 17 have been placed in the second division.

Saurabh Sinha has scored an aggregate of 94 percent with 100 in Maths, 95 in Physics, 94 in Chemistry and 96 in Computer Science. In the Arts and Commerce stream, Garima Mohan and Veni Mahendra have both scored 91 per cent.


Man pulled out of car, shot dead
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, May 26
A person travelling in his car from Gurgaon to Faridabad was shot dead by some unidentified armed persons and his body was thrown on the outskirts of Pali-Pakhal village last night. He was reportedly pulled out of car and shot from the close range.

It is reported that the victim was looted before the murder. A case has been booked, though no arrest made so far. According to police sources, the incident took place at about 8 pm, when the victim identified as Vinod Arora, aged about 40 years, and a resident of Gurgaon, was on his way to Faridabad from Sohna. While the details will be known after the

arrest of the suspects, it is learnt that the victim was alone at the time when the crime took place. The body was found after 9 pm when someone informed the police at Sikrona Chowki. The identification of the victim revealed that the deceased had been driving an Indica car before he was pulled out and shot dead from the close range.

It is suspected that as the victim resisted the criminals’ attempt to loot him and his car, he was shot at and thrown at an isolated spot near the village. The body has been kept in the civil hospital after a postmortem.

The police have booked a case under Section 302 of the IPC at Sadar Ballabgarh station. The incident has sent a shock wave among the residents.

It is reported that about half a dozen cases of carjacking have taken place in the district during the past one year.

There have also been incidents of taxi drivers found missing during the past two years.

CM making false claim on loan interest: RLD

Jhajjar: The Rashtriya Lok Dal spokesperson, Mr Jagdishrai Kaushik, has alleged that Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala is making a false announcement on slashing the rate of interest on loans given by the cooperative societies from 12 per cent to 11 per cent.

He claimed the cooperative societies were recovering loans from the farmers at the rate of 13.5 per cent. This showed the anti-farmer attitude of the Chautala government whereas the commercial banks were extending loans for purchasing cars at 9.25 per cent rate of interest, Mr Kaushik said. OC


Brazen attack
Four shot dead in Bulandshahr
Parmindar Singh

Noida, May 26
Four Thakurs, including two brothers, were shot dead at midnight on Monday while they were asleep near the tubewell in their farm in village Aukhand, Dibai in Bulandshahr.

There is a considerable tension in the area. The farmers were camping in the farm to irrigate their fields from the tubewell.

According to Dibai police, the murders are a sequel to the beating up of a woman in the village two days earlier.

Livid villagers had not allowed the police to remove the bodies from the scene for six hours.

They had been insisting that the Inspector General and the DIG police should come to the scene of murders. They allowed the police to send the bodies for autopsy only after assurances had been given that the culprits would be nabbed immediately.

A report naming 10 persons, including two women has been lodged.

Santosh, 32, and Dinesh, 45, sons of late UP policeman Dhan Singh in village Aukhand had gone to their tubewell to irrigate the fields on Monday night. After switching on the tubewell, both the brothers went to sleep in a farm room.

At about 2 am, some unidentified assailants shot the brothers dead. The assailants then went to another tubewell in the nearby field and shot dead Zalim Singh, 45, at his farm. Zalim Singh also belongs to the same village.

Later, they went to another tubewell and shot dead its owner Kunwar Singh, 60, also.

When Zalim Singh did not return home in the morning on Tuesday, his elder son Akshay went to look for his father. He raised the alarm on seeing his father lying dead in a pool of blood.

When the SSP, Bulandshahr reached the spot, angry villagers alleged that the crime had been committed at the instance of Kanwas police post staff.

The villagers did not allow the local police to remove the body and insisted that the IG and the DIG police should reach there.

At about 2 pm, IG police RK Tiwari and DIG CB Rai arrived and consoled the villagers. Only after they had assured the villagers that guilty would be nabbed soon, the villagers relented and allowed the bodies to be sent for a postmortem.

Three killed in accident near Kaithal

Bhiwani: Three persons, including two employees of the Board of School Education Haryana, were killed and one was injured in an accident that took place near Kaithal today.

According to report, three employees of the Board, Mahender, Narender and Jeet Singh of the security cell, were going to Ambala and Panchkula to deliver marksheets in a Maruti car.

At about 6 am, the car collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction near Kaithal. Mahender, Narender and the driver identified as Ramesh were killed on the spot whereas Jeet Singh sustained injuries.

The injured was reportedly admitted to civil hospital and discharged subsequently.

A condolence meeting was held on the Board premises wherein the secretary of the Board expressed shock at the incident. OC


Four labourers killed in chimney fall
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
Four labourers were killed and one was injured seriously when the chimney of a brick kiln between Sikandarpur Majra and Rabra villages on Gohana Kharkhoda Road fell on the huts in which the victims were sleeping.

The victims have been identified as Phool Chand (42), Jiya Lal (40), Jagdish (27) and Lakhan (17) and they reportedly belonged to different villages in Partap Garh district of Uttar Pradesh.

The seriously injured Sumari Lal (16), son of victim Phool Chand has been admitted to PGIMS Rohtak with fractured backbone.

According to information, the victims had been working as labourers at the brick kiln owned by the Prem Bhatia Company. They lived in the huts adjacent to the chimney.

After midnight when the area was lashed by strong winds accompanied by light rains, more than half upper portion of the 110 feet high chimney was broken and fell upon the hut in which the victims were sleeping.

Four of them died on the spot. Sumari Lal was rescued by other labourers. As his condition was serious, he was sent to Rohtak by the doctors of Gohana Civil Hospital.

On receiving information, the brick kiln owner and the police also reached the spot. Meanwhile, the labourers have decided to take the bodies to their villages for cremation.


Gang floated dummy cos, duped youth
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
With the arrest of five persons, including two postmen and a customer executive of a bank, the Special Cell claimed to have busted a gang, involved in the cheating of at least 1,800 innocent job seekers from across the country.

The accused have been identified as Narender Kumar (26), resident of Loni; Atul Mishra (26), resident of Mansarover Park; Krishan Kumar (34), resident of Jaffarpur Kalan; Brij Kishore (48), resident of Mitrao (both postmen); and Sanjit (27), resident of Vaishali and customer executive of Development and Credit Bank, GK-I.

The sleuths received a secret information that some persons involved in cheating the job seekers were active in Delhi and would come here in a Honda City car No DL-5C-B-4298 to Delhi. Accordingly, a trap was laid and the accused Narender and Atul were arrested near the Loni-Delhi flyover.

Incriminating documents like 4000 blank formats of application forms of Bajaj Industrial Corporation Ltd and STL Enterprises, 1,000 postal envelopes containing application forms for job seekers of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Cheque books, ATM cards, mobile phones and computers were seized from their possession.

During interrogation, Naresh and Atul disclosed that they had floated two non-existent firms and given advertisements in the leading newspapers about job vacancies in fictitious firms.

For this purpose, they had advertised for field officers, supervisors, clerks, storekeepers, drivers and guard.

They had also roped in two postmen, one from Palam, identified as Krishan Kumar and Brij Kishore from Paschim Vihar and a customer executive Sanjit. Since the addresses of the firms were given in Palam and Paschim Vihar, these postmen used to hand over all communication straight to Narender and Atul.

The accused also sent reply letters to the job seekers that they had been selected and should send a bank draft of Rs 1,650 for completing the process.

The accused had opened bank accounts in Development Credit Bank in GK and Preet Vihar and HDFC Bank in Preet Vihar, and so far, bank drafts worth Rs 30 lakh were deposited. From the deposited money, the cheats had withdrawn Rs 27 lakh and also provided a share of Rs 1.5 lakh to Sanjit. 


Delhi riot victims burn Tytler’s effigy
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
Members of the Delhi Riots Victims Sikh Society held a sit-in against the induction of Mr Jagdish Tytler into the Union Council of Ministers as the Minister of State (Independent) of Non-Resident Affairs.

Raising slogans against him for his involvement in the 1984 riots in which several thousands of Sikhs were massacred, the demonstrators burnt an effigy of Mr Tytler and denounced his being made the Minister for Non-Resident Affairs in the Manmohan Singh Ministry.

They asked INC President Sonia Gandhi to respect the sentiments of the Sikhs and remove Mr Tytler from the Union Council of Ministers at the earliest.

The president of Delhi Riots Victims Sikh Society, Mr Avtar Singh Narula, said the INC was demanding a retrial of the accused in the Gujarat riots cases but ignoring those involved in the massacre of the Sikhs.

“By making Jagdish Tytler a minister the Congress is playing with the sentiments of the Sikh community. Ms Sonia Gandhi should understand this and remove him from ministership,” he said.


Jat body thankful for inducting Natwar,
Ola in Cabinet
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
The convenor of the Haryana Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti and the spokesman of the All India Jat Mahasabha, Mr Tara Chand Mor, has thanked the Congress president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, and the Prime Minister, Mr Manmohan Singh, for inducting two Jat leaders, Mr Natwar Singh and Mr Sis Ram Ola, as Cabinet ministers in the Union Council of Ministers.

In a press statement issued here today, Mr Mor said the Congress leadership had honoured the Jat community in this way. But he pointed out that some Jat leader from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh that are dominated by Jats should also have been included in the ministry.

Mr Mor praised the Jat Cabinet ministers, stating that Mr Natwar Singh with the career of a foreign diplomat had served the nation in various capacities, including as Foreign Minister earlier, and he would prove his credentials this time also.

He also reminded that Mr Ola, when he was minister in Mr H. D. Deve Gowda’s Cabinet, had contributed a lot in pursuing the cause of reservation for Jats as OBCs. His efforts had led to reservation for Jats at the state level in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Mr Mor added.


Mazdoor union threatens stir over sack notices
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
The Forest Department Mazdoor Union of Haryana has expressed grave concern over the retrenchment notices issued to the daily wage workers by the Forest Department, describing the act as unwarranted and uncalled for.

According to a press report, Mr Anand Sharma, general secretary of the state unit of the union, today strongly condemned the decision of the state government on this issue and warned that if this unjust decision was not withdrawn workers of the department would have no alternative but to launch a statewide agitation against the government. He said the workers of the department would sit on dharna outside the offices of the Deputy Commissioners at Sonepat, Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Faridabad on June 1 and submit a charter of demands to the DCs for forwarding it to the state government.

He also disclosed that similar dharnas would be organised at Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Gurgaon and Kurukshetra on June 2 next at Ambala, Panchkula, Rewari and Sirsa on June 4 next and at Karnal, Panipat, Jhajjar, Mahndragarh and Fatehabad on June 7.

Mr Sharma stated that if the state government failed to accept the demands of the union the workers would sit on dharna for four days from June 15 to June 18 at all district headquarters to press their demands. He also warned that a state-level agitation would also be launched immediately after the failure of the state government to defer its decision to retrench the daily wage workers.

He appealed to the workers of the Forest Department to remain united and continue their agitation to force the state government to accept their genuine demands. He also reiterated that the workers would continue their agitation to get justice from the state government.


One killed as terrace collapses in thunderstorm
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
Stormy winds blew in the region last night, causing widespread destruction with the displacing of electric poles and felling of trees on the roads.

One person died while another was injured as the terrace of a house caved in.

According to information, a Tata Sumo rammed a tree on Berl Dhaur Road last night. An occupant of the vehicle identified as Jitender of Beri village died on the spot.

In Jhajjar town, roofs of three houses caved in due to the impact of strong winds. A woman was injured in a roof collapse.

The storm also wreaked havoc on the electricity infrastructure and the roads.

The sources said that hundreds of electricity poles in different parts of the district were displaced affecting the power supply.

The supply could be restored only in some parts of the district so far.

Thunderstorm plays havoc

Faridabad: The thunderstorm that accompanied the rains yesterday evening and last night uprooted several trees and disrupted the power supply for several hours in both the urban and rural areas.

The power supply which got disrupted throughout night could be restored by 10 am in most parts of the town. It was still to be normalised in many villages.

It is learnt that the power supply lines and electric poles were damaged by the storm which not only uprooted trees at many places, but also damaged some property and the crop in many areas. However, no injury or loss of life has been reported.

The power supply remained off or disrupted for over 15 hours in the town.


Probe sought into illegal tree felling
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge financial loss on account of illegal felling of trees in the district, particularly in Gohana and Ganaur sub-divisions. Thanks to the failure of the officials of the Forest Department who are said to be in league with the mafia engaged in illegal felling of trees.

At least a dozen trees were cut off illegally on the Sonepat-Purkhas Road and the forest guards have failed to apprehend the persons found responsible for it. The residents of the area alleged that all their complaints made to the officials of the Forest Department had fallen on deaf ears. The officials have also failed to send a complaint to the police in this regard for taking action against the mafia, a report says.

Meanwhile, the Van Vibhag Mazdoor Union, Haryana, has urged the state government to order a high level probe into the complaints about the illegal felling of the trees and punish the officials of the department who are found responsible for the losses caused to the state exchequer. The union also demanded immediate transfers of the officials to ensure an independent and impartial probe. The plantation of the saplings had become a scandal every year during the monsoon season in the district and elsewhere in the state, the union added. The officials of the department, it also alleged, had been minting money through objectionable means and pocketing it. A high-level inquiry is likely to expose the misdeeds of the officials and the forest guards in this regard.

The Union also regretted that the state government had failed to take any action against the erring officials in spite of the repeated representations made to it by the union leaders in this regard. 


Villagers form patrolling parties
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
As the Irrigation Department has failed to check canal water theft after repeated complaints from the villagers, residents of four villages, Farmana, Ridhau, Mozam Nagar and Nizampur, have decided to curb the menace by performing round-the-clock patrolling on Katwal minor which is the only source of irrigation in the fields of these villages.

The residents had started patrolling the 10-km-long Katwal minor and for that purpose they had arranged a tempo also for carrying the people on patrol duty.

The residents have also decided to raise the issue before the Chief Minister during his visit to Sonepat on May 27.


Mayor inspects Hindu Rao Hospital

New Delhi: The Mayor of Delhi, Mr A. R. Verma, today inspected Hindu Rao Hospital to take stock of situation.

He was accompanied by Director of Health Services, Dr Sudhakar Patnaik, the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Mrs Madhur Kudesia, and other senior doctors of the hospital.

The Mayor visited the out-patient department of surgical, medical, paediatric, skin and VD Departments and directed the hospital authorities to improve the maintenance of the building as well as the lavatory blocks in the section. He also directed improvement of services like fans, lights and benches etc to improve the environment and enhance the sitting capacity in the waiting hall.

He asked the hospital administration to further improve the sanitation standards and cleanliness in the hospital. TNS


Roadways employees to press for regularisation of services
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
The Haryana Roadways Workers Union, affiliated to the Sarv Karamchari Sangh, has decided to stage a demonstration in front of the office of the General Manager of Haryana Roadways, Sonepat, to press its demands for the regularisation of the services of the employees working on daily wages.

Addressing a meeting of the employees here today, Mr Ram Niwas, secretary of the state unit of the union, stated that the employees would join the demonstration in large numbers to express their solidarity.

Mr Samsher Singh Rana, secretary of the district unit of the union, stated that the General Manager of the Roadways

Depot Sonepat had declined to accept the demands of the agitating employees for the regularisation of services of employees working on daily wages.

When the union leaders had threatened to hold a demonstration, the officials had regularised the services of 22 employees working on daily wages.

The meeting was presided over by Ranbir Malik, president of the Sonepat Roadways Workers Union and was addressed by Mr Sheelak Ram Malik, general-secretary of the Mechanical Workers Union, Mr Janardan Prasad Kothari, a leader of the All Haryana Power Corporation Workers Union, Mr Rajinder Rathi, president, district unit of the Sarv Karamchari Sangh Haryana and Mr Jai Bhagwan Dahiya, secretary of the district unit of the Sarv Karamchari Sangh.

They appealed to the state government to accept the demands of the employees and avoid confrontation with them.

If the demands were not accepted, the employees will have no alternative but to launch an agitation against it.

Labourer killed

A labourer was killed on the spot when a truck hit him while he was asleep on the footpath on the G T Road near Kundli village, about 25 km from here last night.

According to a report, the victim has not been identified so far.

The police have registered the case and sent the body for the postmortem examination.


NCR briefs
Change of guard in Noida, Greater Noida
Our Correspondent

Noida, May 26
The UP Government has transferred the Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of Noida and Greater Noida Authority. It is learnt that Greater Noida Chairman Brijesh Kumar has been transferred as the Chairman of the Revenue Board, while Revenue Board Chairman Dharminder Dev has been appointed as the Chairman of Jal Nigam.

Industrial Development Commissioner Ravi Mathur will be the new Chairman of Greater Noida. Noida Chairman and Chief Executive Officer B.K. Malhotra has been appointed as the Principal Secretary, Environment. Allahabad Divisional Commissioner Dev Dutt has been posted as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Noida.

Information Technology Secretary Rakesh Bahadur will be taking over as the new CEO in Greater Noida. Greater Noida CEO Dinesh Singh and Noida ACEO Shalini Prasad have been kept on the wait list pending their next postings.

Rain and wind wreak havoc

Ghaziabad: The people in the area heaved a sigh of relief as cool winds and showers brought in a welcome change in the weather condition.

However, the Mahanagar was plunged into darkness as a number of electric poles were uprooted and electric cables snapped at number of places due to strong wind and rain.

In Vasundhra Sector-16, lightning struck electric poles. The uprooted hoardings and trees had blocked the roads at many places disrupting the smooth flow of traffic.

Most of the Mahanagar colonies, including Kavi Nagar, Raj Nagar, Patel Nagar, Delhi Gate, Ramte Ram Road, Navyug Market, Lohia Nagar, Vivekanand Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, GT Road, Vijay Nagar, Pratap Vihar, Sunder Puri and colonies across Hindon like Vaishali, Maharajpur, Jhundpura, Indirapuram, and Kaushmabhi, were plunged into darkness for hours.

In Govind Puram, uprooted hoardings had blocked the Hapur Road. Besides uprooted trees, the flow of traffic was badly hit by the strong wind in the other city.

The Deputy GM, Power, Mr P. K. Goel, said his department was unable to do anything in view of heavy showers and strong winds.


Couple sentenced to life imprisonment for murder
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
A city court has sentenced a couple to life imprisonment for murdering their relative.

The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Yogesh Khanna, also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on the accused, identified as Ram Prasad and Chamela, besides sentencing their accomplices, Narender Pal and Raj Kumar, to rigorous imprisonment of three years.

The charges against the accused were framed on March 13, 2002.

Complainant Bimlesh and her husband Kunwar Pal were vegetable vendors living in the slum clusters in Azadpur. Ram Prasad was angry with Kunwar Pal after he learnt from his wife that Kunwar Pal has sought to defame him.

On September 28, 2001, Ram Prasad along with Chamela, Narender and Raj attacked Pal near the slum area and stabbed him to death.

Two killed

In a tragic accident a man and his wife were killed in a roof collapse today in the Sadar Bazar area of North district. However, their five children escaped unhurt.

The police said that both Shahabuddin (40) and his wife Bano (36), died on the spot. Their children survived as they were sleeping in the adjacent room. The roof collapsed due to rain and storm last night. Both Shahabuddin and Bano worked in a slaughterhouse.

Satta racket busted

With the arrest of two persons the Crime Branch today claimed to have busted a satta racket in the Karol Bagh area. Two mobile phones, colour TV and registers were recovered from their possession.

The sleuths said they received a secret information that some persons were involved in betting over the lawn tennis grand slam at Paris. The arrested persons were identified as Vijay Bansal (52), resident of Karol Bagh and Rakesh Tyagi (41), resident of Rohini.


772 bags of wheat missing from godowns
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
At least 772 bags of wheat worth several lakhs of rupees were reported to be missing from the godowns of the Food and Supplies Department at Ganaur town in this district.

According to a report, the Assistant Food and Supplies Officer (AFSO) reported the case to Mr P K Sharma, District Food and Supplies Controller, and later to the police. The police are inquiring into the case.

However, no arrest has been made in this connection so far.

According to sources, the AFSO had brought the facts to the notice of the DFSC on April 27.

30 passengers injured

At least 30 passengers, including women and children, were injured when a Punjab Roadways bus rammed against the divider and overturned on the G T Road near Qumashpur village, about 13 km from here last evening.

According to a report, the bus was on its way from Delhi to Patiala via Chandigarh. All the injured passengers were rushed to the local civil hospital and other private hospitals at Sonepat for treatment. More than a dozen passengers were discharged after first-aid.

Four passengers, whose condition was stated to be serious, were admitted to the civil hospital for further treatment.

Those injured have been identified as Balwinder of Karnal, Ved Parkash of Ganaur, Roshan Lal, Ram Kumar and Ashok, all residents of Delhi, Manoj of Panipat, Jai Kishan of Shahpur, Gurvinder, Rahul and Abdul Ghafar, all residents of Karnal and Ram Diya of Fatehpur.

The bus driver Kulwant and conductor Ram Kumar were also injured.

The injured persons alleged that the bus driver was under the influence of liquor and lost control over the bus near Qumashpur village. The police are investigating into the case and recording the statements of the injured persons.

Body found

A Nepali youth, identified as Chhavilal, was found in an unconscious condition in a park in Sector 14 here today.

According to a report, he was rushed to the local civil hospital from where he was referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment. However, he passed away on the way.

The police have registered the case and further investigations were in progress. His body has been sent for the postmortem examination.


Labourers attacked by drunk villagers
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 26
Two labourers, identified as Manoj and Sanjay, were seriously injured when they were attacked by a group under the influence of liquor while they were asleep in the fields at Bhowapur village, 20 km from here last night.

According to a report, the miscreants were armed with knives, iron rods and other deadly weapons.

When the two labourers became unconscious, the miscreants snatched Rs 2,500 in cash from them.

They also damaged two cots, parts of the tubewell and damaged the electric cables.

It is reported that the assailants even tried to rape the family members of the labourers, who were asleep in the nearby room where the tubewell was kept.

An FIR was lodged with the Ganaur police and further investigations were in progress. 


Man shot by security guard
Our Correspondent

Noida, May 26
A security guard of a factory in Sector-63 killed his neighbour under the influence of liquor. During an altercation, the security guard, identified as Amit, trained his licensed gun at his neighbours in Mamura village under Sector-58. He killed one of them and wounding the other.

The guard’s neighbours, identified as Dhanjay and Narinder, were involved in the altercation. According to police, Amit and Govind were under the influence of liquor.

Subsequently, even as some people tried to intervene, Amit shot at Dhanjay. In trying to save Dhanraj, Narinder was also injured. Amit immediately escaped with his gun.

According to Sector-58 police, both the injured persons were hospitalised. Dhanjay was declared brought dead by the doctors at the hospital. Dhanjay’s brother Devinder lodged a case of murder against the security guard. 

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