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Four inducted in ‘new-look’ Cabinet
New Delhi, December 4
Putting to rest seemingly endless six days of speculation over the composition of the “new-look” Council of Ministers, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday finally forwarded four names to the Rashtrapati Bhawan for the approval of the President.
Time to make new friends
Time to make new friends: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is visibly happy at the outcome of the political parleys. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Agggarwal

Akali factions trade charges over DSGMC fiscal ‘mess’
New Delhi, December 4
The Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi (Tohra faction) today alleged that the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal)-run Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee had committed severe financial irregularities.



 

EARLIER STORIES

 

Motorists, beware of dainty ‘damsels in distress’
New Delhi, December 4
Car-owners, or those planning to buy a car, watch out! Think twice before giving a lift to seemingly charming ladies, lest you invite trouble through your door. This is the special plea of police authorities to the motorists in the city.

NGO strives to make Gurgaon more liveable
Gurgaon, December 4
A recently formed voluntay organisation, Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon, headed by the country’s former Foreign Secretary, Mr J.N.Dixit, today donated seven Hero Honda CBZ motorcycles to the Haryana Police to help maintain law and order in Gurgaon.

 

COMMUNITY

Residents livid at DDA follies
New Delhi, December 4
The residents of south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj are only getting angrier with each passing day as the Delhi Development Authority continues to turn a blind eye to the area’s problems and all the residents’ requests and complaints seem to have fallen on deaf ears.


Activists of the National Akali Dal protesting against the denial of rights to Indians in Afghanistan in New Delhi on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo

Haryana BKU gets restive, warns of agitation on SYL
Sonepat, December 4
The Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has decided to intensifying its agitation to press the demand for the construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal in the Punjab territory.

Joshi defends deletions
New Delhi, December 4
The Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi, today said here today that the use of offensive language against and misleading information about Jainism or other religious must be deleted from the text books without any delay. He was addressing a delegation of the Jain Samaj.

FARIDABAD
MCF legalises 922 water connections
A
s many as 922 illegal connections of water supply have been regularised in the NIT zone here so far in the special drive launched last month. The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad here has reportedly earned a revenue of about Rs 1.11 crore from the regularisation process.

  • Tax bill with no issue date

  • A marriage that improved road

GURGAON
‘Re-open access gate to post office’
T
he Friends Colony Residents Welfare Association has appealed to the district administration to urge the zila parishad to reopen the access gate to the sub-post office from the colony side. 

  • Cartoons from Japan, India

  • Computer quiz contest held

ROHTAK
SP slams police sammelans
T
he state president of women’s wing of the Samajwadi Party, Mrs Kanta Aldia, has described the Sadbhavna Sammelans organised by the police in Haryana as a farce and has advised the police administration to restore law and order instead of playing gimmicks. 

  • BSNL officers defer dharna

  • Illegal clusters demolished

SONEPAT
Recruitment of constables: last date for receiving applications extended
T
he Haryana Government has extended the last date for the receipt of application forms for the recruitment of 675 constables, including technical constables, for the first India Reserve Battalion sanctioned for the state up to December 18.

  • Drama contest for publicity

  • CM condoles Dahiya’s death

  • Students given prizes

  • Elected chief of handball body

  • Housewife commits suicide

  • ‘Suspend two hospital staff’

  • Two thefts in city

Power workers observe protest day
Faridabad, December 4
Members of the All Haryana Power Corporation Workers Union wore black badges and staged demonstration as part of the protest day observed here against the present attitude and policies of the state government towards the demands of its employees.

 

CRIME

Mother of five found murdered
New Delhi, December 4
Two murders and one attempt to murder were reported from different areas of the Capital today. In the first incident, Rukhsana (38), who was a mother of five children, was found dead at her house in the Sunder Nagari area of North-East district this morning. Strangulation marks were visible on her neck.

Woman, infant thrown out for dowry
Jhajjar, December 4
A married woman along with her six-month-old son was reportedly forced out of the house by her husband and in-laws in Bhiwani for not fulfilling their demand for dowry.

 

EDUCATION

Submit rolls, CBSE tells schools
New Delhi, December 4
The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked the schools to submit the list of candidates appearing for Class XII and Class X by December 7.

 

CULTURE

GLITZ & GLAMOUR
Mountain Man transports viewers to paradisal Kashmir
S
erbjeet Singh, the acclaimed filmmaker, is also known as the 'Mountain Man', not just for his love of the mountains, but also for his august persona and sheer determination.

Tilotama Shome: The Delhi college girl who struck it lucky
Tilotama Shome: The Delhi college girl who struck it lucky

YOUNG VOICE
Monsoon Wedding: A fairy-tale journey for this college-goer
O
ne moment she was screaming with joy on a college play’s success and the next moment she was still screaming. The only difference was that the expression had changed from joy to surprise and disbelief. She had won herself a role in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding. “I was so taken aback that I became numb,” said 22-year-old Tilotama Shome, who plays the role of Alice the maid in the movie.

Chic leather
T
astefully done-up interiors speak volumes of the inhabitants of the house. Designers and furniture houses, consequently, offer stylised products, which speak for not only the taste of the buyer, but also the skills of the designer.

Jewels are timeless. The hands of time fail to rob them of their splendour and glitz. In fact they become priceless with age.
Reading about jewels and the story behind the expertly crafted masterpieces can be just as engaging as taking a good look at the jewels while you window shop. Vintage Publications has come out with a magazine dedicated to the glittering and dazzling world of jewellery. With their 'Timeless Jewels', they are poised to take a leap into the burgeoning watch and jewellery segment. The magazine is a quarterly, priced at Rs 100. The unveiling of the magazine was done with style. A fashion show was organised with some of the leading models taking part.


HEALTH

 Dr Rai GuptaEndoscopy, a boon for debilitating slip disk
New Delhi, December 4
Bad body movement and sedentary life style has wreaked havoc with the backbone of all and sundry in the Capital. The spinal unit in every hospital in the city is flush with patients coming with backache and other complaints afflicting backbone on which lies the onus of keeping the whole body up and going.

 

SPORTS



Film stars Saif Ali Khan and Mahima Choudhary add glamour to the Super Selector gameshow anchored by Naseeruddin Shah.

Software expert is ESPN Star ‘Super Selector’
New Delhi, December 4
Dheeraj Jain, a software expert, has been adjudged the ESPN Star Sports ‘Super Selector’ for the month of November. He beat 2,65,000 other participants to amass a super score of 4,330 points.

Aizawl enter in Subroto final
Bhutia felicitated by Subroto Cup Society
New Delhi, December 4
Government Higher Secondary School, Aizawl, (Mizoram) outclassed MPLL Adarsh Inter-school, Faisabad (Uttar Pradesh) 4-0 to storm into the final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup (Under-17) Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium here today.

IHF Juniors draw with Indian Airlines
New Delhi, December 4
The Indian Hockey Federation Juniors, coached by former Olympic goal-keeper Charles Cornelius, put up a splendid performance to hold star-studded Indian Airlines to a one-all draw in Pool B in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today.

RAF lose in CRPF tourney
New Delhi, December 4
Manipur and Nagaland Sector beat Rapid Action Force 15-2, 15-4 on the opening day of the CRPF Badminton Tournament at the Group Centre, Jharoda Kalan.

India Golf Tour heads back  to Digboi
New Delhi, December 4
The Servo Masters Golf Tournament, for the third year in succession, will be held at the picturesque course at the Digboi Golf Links in Assam from December 13 to 16.

ADMINISTRATION

Police curb use of colour lights on vehicle top
New Delhi, December 4
The Delhi Traffic Police have laid down restrictions on the use of coloured lights on top of motor vehicles from tomorrow.

IN PARLIAMENT
ASI objects to metro corridor
New Delhi, December 4
The Archaeological Survey of India has reportedly raised objections to the construction of underground metro rail corridor near Jantar Mantar, as it is apprehended that the vibrations caused by the construction now and the operation of the metro later will have adverse effects on the safety of the monument, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
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