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Anti-graft fight: Anna, Ramdev supporters join forces
New Delhi, June 3
The fight against corruption and strong Lokpal legislation gets a common platform with two big names Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev coming together at Jantar Mantar today for the first time ever since they donned the hat of social mobilisers.
Supporters of Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev at Parliament Street in New Delhi on Sunday. UP IN ARMS: Supporters of Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev at Parliament Street in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune photos: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Self-immolation bid
New Delhi, June 3
A 30-year-old man attempted to immolate himself at the venue of the fast. The man is Salim Alvi, who belongs to Bulandshahr in UP . Sources said that he is a contractor.




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Cleaner crushed by bus at DTC depot
New Delhi, June 3
A 20-year-old youth was killed while his two colleagues were injured when a DTC bus rammed into the bus they were cleaning at Millennium Depot early this morning.

Delhi Diary
Home truths or TRP: Aamir opens a can of worms
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has landed himself in trouble through his maiden TV venture Satyamev Jayate which many believe has successfully highlighted the ills of medical profession in its recent episode.

Bikers hurt
New Delhi, June 3
Two men were injured when their motorcycle rammed into an open door of a stationary car at KG Marg, yesterday.





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Anti-graft fight: Anna, Ramdev supporters join forces
Ananya Panda
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 3
The fight against corruption and strong Lokpal legislation gets a common platform with two big names Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev coming together at Jantar Mantar today for the first time ever since they donned the hat of social mobilisers.

While Anna pitched for development and called for change citing the examples of success, Ramdev's concerns also have found a strong resonance in the anti-graft national resurgence.

The crowd's enthusiasm was evident as the inter-state buses and vehicles lined up close to the site where people thronged since early morning to express solidarity to the cause of the common man.

Among the supporters who stood weathering the May heat, was Umed Singh, a farmer, accompanied by over 60 others from Nahari in Haryana to join the anti-graft movement here.

"There is a pain that has finally got an outlet. This fight will not end here and we're ready for any sacrifice," he remarked.

Tired of corruption, people poured in their anger against all political parties, even as the heat was felt the most by the Congress-led UPA government with PM Manmohan Singh at its helm.

"The PM's honesty and integrity is of no use and he should resign if he cannot take a stand against corruption. The levels of corruption during the UPA's tenure have increased and development has been affected in a big way. The government has to pay for it during the next elections," said Ramesh Pal Singh and Satnam Singh, farmers from Uttar Praesh's Badayan.

Politics has become a dirty game and thoughts of entering it give nightmares to many such as Praveen, a B Tech student who had come from Roorkee to join the protest.

"People are tired of politics. Lack of roads, education, electricity and health facilities have forced them to migrate to cities," said Shaminder Mishra from Kalkaji.

The great grandson of nation's hero Bhagat Singh, Avtesh Singh, feels that the divide between the haves and have-nots is visible everywhere-in education, health and elsewhere--because of corruption. "More and more people, particularly the youth, will have to get into the system to cleanse it," he said. 

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Self-immolation bid

Salim Alvi pours petrol to set himself ablaze.
Salim Alvi pours petrol to set himself ablaze. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

New Delhi, June 3
A 30-year-old man attempted to immolate himself at the venue of the fast. The man is Salim Alvi, who belongs to Bulandshahr in UP . Sources said that he is a contractor. He reportedly attempted to immolate himself when he was not allowed to ask questions to the activists.

According to sources, Alvi wanted to ask questions on Ramdev's escape in a woman's guise from Ramlila Maidan last year. He also wanted to ask Hazare about his support to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Raj Thackeray.

At 12.10 pm, Alvi came at the media-enclosure of the site where the protest was held at Jantar Mantar when a close aide of Ramdev was speaking on black money.

Alvi started speaking through his megaphone demanding that he should be heard by both Hazare and Ramdev. But, Ramdev's supporters prevented him from raising his voice.

When he was being pacified, he alleged that he was mistreated by team Anna member, Arvind Kejriwal. 

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Cleaner crushed by bus at DTC depot
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 3
A 20-year-old youth was killed while his two colleagues were injured when a DTC bus rammed into the bus they were cleaning at Millennium Depot early this morning.

The deceased is Ravi. The injured are Suraj (19) and Satvir (18). The accident occurred at 1 am.

Suraj, Satvir and Ravi worked as cleaners on a contract at the depot in Sunlight Colony.

A police officer said, "A speeding DTC bus rammed into the left side of the bus that the three boys were cleaning. The bus that was being cleaned collided with the vehicle on its left side. Ravi and Satvir were crushed in between."

Suraj's left foot came under one of the tyres of the speeding bus. After hearing the noise and shouts for help, other workers rushed to the site and took the three to LNJP Hospital.

Doctors declared Ravi brought dead. Satvir and Suraj are being treated.

On Surajís statement, the police has registered a case against Amit Kumar, the driver of the speeding bus. He is arrested and faces charges of rash driving, causing hurt and death by negligence.

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Delhi Diary
Home truths or TRP: Aamir opens a can of worms

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has landed himself in trouble through his maiden TV venture Satyamev Jayate which many believe has successfully highlighted the ills of medical profession in its recent episode.

The show has put the medical fraternity in bad light with the result that several medical bodies in the Capital, including the Indian Medical Association, have demanded an apology from the actor.

The doctors feel that the show was an attempt to boost the TRP and it was inappropriate for a non-medico to judge the medical profession.

In their view, Aamir has sent a wrong message to the public, which would affect the patient-doctor relationship.

"The episode was demeaning to the world's most respected professionals--the medical doctors. The way the show was sensationalized, it gave a one-sided story. We want to clarify on every point broadcast in the episode," said IMA general secretary D.R. Rai.

The doctors said they would ask people to boycott the actor's movies and his show. He should apologise or face legal action, they said.

The day of graveyard

When Chaudhary Mateen Ahmed, Congress MLA and chairman of the Delhi Wakf Board raised the issue of graveyard and Wakf property in the Delhi Assembly, it seemed to be the day of the graveyard as a number of MLAs-Anil Chaudhary, Asif Mohammad Khan and Veer Singh Dhingan-stood up pointing out the need for graveyards in their constituencies.

They said that lakhs of Muslims reside in their areas, but there is no arrangement to bury the bodies.

However, the minister concerned pacified them saying that the arrangement for the burial of bodies would be made provided the Wakf Board identifies the land.

(Contributed by Ananya Panda and Syed Ali Ahmed)

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Bikers hurt

New Delhi, June 3
Two men were injured when their motorcycle rammed into an open door of a stationary car at KG Marg, yesterday.

The injured are Surender Pal Singh Sabharwal (60), a resident of Uttam Nagar, and Jagdish Rana.

Surender, who was driving the bike, tried to overtake the stationary car from the right side of the road. But suddenly, an occupant of the car opened a right door. Surender did not have enough time to maneuver the bike and rammed into the door. ó TNS

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