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Sheila dumps NCERT books, pupils stumped
New Delhi, May 27
What the Delhi Government sees as immediate steps to ‘de-saffronise’ education may well turn out to be an ordeal for the students, with the government having announced its intention to implement the new textbooks from this academic session itself.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presenting a set of books to Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presenting a set of books to Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh, which will replace the NCERT books in the government-run schools. 
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

Naqvi throws SAD man out of meeting
New Delhi, May 27
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which has been extending unconditional support to the BJP
for over two decades, has alleged that BJP general secretary Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi humiliated their representative by telling him to ‘get out’ of a meeting called to discuss the BJP’s performance in the Lok Sabha election.

Lover hanged by girl’s family
The parents of a young girl tried to hang her lover here recently. As they were committing the brutal act, someone informed the police. So, they developed cold feet and fled from the spot. The police rushed the youth to a hospital in a serious condition.

Playing it cool
Playing it cool. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



Five children of family go missing
Ghaziabad, May 27
Five children of a family in Vijay Nagar Colony, Ghaziabad, have been missing in a mysterious manner and it is after nine days of the incident that the police have registered the case.

Prostitution racket kingpin held
New Delhi, May 27
Satbir Singh, alias Professor, main accused in the Karol Bagh prostitution racket involving foreign women, surrendered before a Delhi court today. He surrendered after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court.

Parched Saket residents hold sit-in for water
New Delhi:
Residents of Saket held a sit-in at the Jhandewalan headquarters of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to highlight the acute shortage of potable water in their homes. The Residents’ Welfare Associations of Saket said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also chairperson of DJB, ought to take urgent steps to address the matter.

A large tree crashed last night near the Reserve Bank of India in the Capital Welcome rain, but is not yet the real thing
New Delhi, May 27
Parts of northern India, including the Capital today received showers that brought relief after a decrease in the temperatures.

A large tree crashed last night near the Reserve Bank of India in the Capital. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



BJP blames alliance with INLD for poll debacle
Sonepat, May 27
The BJP in Haryana has ruled out any poll alliance with the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in the next Assembly elections in the state. Talking to mediapersons at a farmhouse near Larsauli village yesterday, the President of the Haryana BJP, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, said that the BJP had been defeated in the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana on account of its alliance with the INLD, which has pursued ‘anti-farmer’ policies.

Hooda says he is still in the race for Haryana chief ministership
Rewari, May 27
The newly elected MP from Rohtak, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has asserted he is a strong contender for the chief ministership of Haryana and his claim to the coveted post had not been diminished in any way was even after his election to the Lok Sabha.


ESIC to draw road map for social security
New Delhi, May 27
The Union Labour Secretary, Dr P. D. Shenoy, stressed on the need for undertaking a massive business process re-engineering programme for making the scheme more user-friendly.

Stoppage of development works in unauthorised colonies flayed
Sonepat, May 27
The General-Secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), Mr Rajiv Jain, criticised the decision of the government to halt all development works in the unauthorised residential colonies.

DC directs police to speed up probe into wheat scandal
Sonepat, May 27
The Ganaur police have registered a case in connection with the alleged theft of 772 bags of wheat from the godown of the Food and Supplies Department at Ganaur.
According to a report, both the Assistant Food and Supplies Officer and an inspector have made allegations and counter allegations against each other in their complaints to the police.

HVPN assures employees of regularisation of service
Faridabad, May 27
The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) authorities have assured that the services of all part- time employees working for over ten years would be regularised. The HVPN has also promised to look into the other pending demands of the staff.

DTTDC to showcase ethnic drinks at Sharbat Mela
New Delhi, May 27
To promote traditional cold drinks, the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) has announced the decision to organise Sharbat Mela, a unique drinks festival that will showcase the ethnic drinks from across the country from tomorrow.

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NBWs issued against two who gave sureties for accused
Sonepat, May 27
The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr J. S. Jangra, today issued non-bailable warrants against two persons, namely Mahinder and Dharamvir, and directed them to appear before the court on May 5 next.

  • Civic employee acquitted

  • One killed on GT Road

  • Man hit by JCB machine

  • Three hurt in blast at scrap dealer’s house

DUTA to hold dharna today
New Delhi, May 27
The DUTA Executive today has decided to hold a dharna in protest against the undemocratic and arbitrary functioning of the Vice-Chancellor in all matters, academic, financial and administrative.

  • Power shutdown

  • Musical evening with Manna Dey



Heroin worth Rs 8 cr seized from six drug traffickers
New Delhi, May 27
The Delhi Police Narcotics Branch claimed to have arrested six inter-state drug traffickers in three different cases and seized eight kilograms of heroin worth Rs 8 crore in the international market.

Fake visa racket busted, three held
New Delhi, May 27
With the arrest of three persons the Crime Branch claimed to have busted an international fake visa racket. The sleuths also claimed to have recovered fake Canadian visa stickers and passports from their possession.


Govt urged to foster growth of small-scale sector
New Delhi, May 27
The All India Manufacturers’ Organisation (AIMO) has urged the government to adopt appropriate fiscal management policies for the growth of the small-scale sector in the country.

Suniel Shetty, Sania Mirza to be Atlas Cycles’ brand ambassadors
New Delhi, May 27
Atlas Cycles (Haryana) Ltd, India’s leading bicycle maker, has signed on noted filmstar Suniel Shetty and Wimbledon Junior champion Sania Mirza as brand ambassadors for its range of bicycles.


UP districts: Caveat against appeal filed in HC
Ever since the quashing of the UP Government’s order denotifying nine districts and four commissionerates by the Allahabad High Court on May 21 people of the district have been celebrating this victory.


VLCC Chairman Vandana Luthra and Lushin Dubey during the play Untitledartscape
Work of art in exhibition space of human thought
The Hungarian Cultural Centre hosted a unique exhibition of sound installation by Vladimir Jaksic, titled “Question Mark” on May 26 at 6 pm.

Perpetuating traditional arts
Women’s empowerment in perfect synch

VLCC Chairman Vandana Luthra and Lushin Dubey during the play Untitled.

music zone
Celebrating Fusion
elebration, is a classy and brand new thematic fusion album by Rahul Sharma, the santoor maestro of generation X.


DMA to support govt’s effort to curb cholera cases
New Delhi, May 27
The President of the Delhi Medical Association (DMA), Dr I. P. Dhalla, has appreciated the timely action of the Government of NCT Delhi to curb cholera and gastroenteritis cases. Dr Dhalla said that the DMA will give full cooperation in cases of vector-borne diseases.



ONGC move into Raghubir Singh cricket semis
New Delhi, May 27
The star-studded Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) made it into the semi-final of the Lala Raghubir Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament on better run rate after their match against Food Corporation of India (FCI) was interrupted due to rain at the Modern School ground on Thursday.

Ravindra, Gold Star advance in Cambridge tourney
New Delhi, May 27
An all-round display by Hemant Singh(77 and 3 for 27) and a stylish 75 by Shawej Khan helped Ravindra Public School defeat Meera Model School by 38 runs in the second Cambridge Foundation Under-19 Summer League Cricket Tournament at the Cambridge School ground.


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