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Haryana cops’ SOS to Delhi
Easing traffic congestion on Delhi-Gurgaon border
Gurgaon, December 5
The public outcry against the frequent traffic jams on Delhi-Jaipur highway has forced the Haryana Police to take up the issue with their counterpart in Delhi.

Inspector, SI suspended for gambler nexus
Ghaziabad, December 5
The Inspector incharge of Modinagar police station, Ranbir Singh, and the SI incharge of Govind Puri police post in Modinagar, Raminder Singh, have been suspended for taking Rs 60,000 from gamblers and stock speculators every month.

Haryana co in the dock for damaging telecom cables 
Rohtak, December 5
The Rohtak Telecom District has claimed a compensation of Rs. 19.50 lakhs from Haryana Cybernet Ltd for damaging its cables and disrupting the telephone services in the town.

Corporate honchos take time off to discuss cricket
New Delhi, December 5
Cricket is a contagious game; it afflicts all and sundry. Yet one does not expect corporate gentlemen – honchos, as they prefer to be called these days – to take time out and discuss in the boardroom a game discovered by their counterparts of the Victorian era.



 

EARLIER STORIES

 

Youth denied drink, attack hotel owner
Ghaziabad, December 5
A proprietor of a restaurant, his son and two customers, partaking their dinner in the premises, were attacked with swords and seriously injured by four youths.

Bride’s family sends ‘drunk’ groom back 
Faridabad, December 5
A marriage party of Raidasaka village near Palwal sub-division in the district had to return ‘empty handed’ from Noujheel village of Mathura district recently, when the brides’ family declined to marry the girl to the ‘groom,’ who was allegedly under influence of liquor at that time.

Rs 4 crore pending in power bills
Faridabad, December 5
An amount of Rs four crore is pending against power bills in the Hathin sub-division of the Faridabad district.

CM announces five new welfare schemes
New Delhi, December 5
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that the Government of NCT of Delhi announced the launch of five new programmes under the Bhagidari programme that would be personally monitored by the minister concerned.

IN PARLIAMENT
Govt has given nod to FBI office in the Capital
New Delhi, December 5
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of United States has been permitted to open its office in the capital informed the Minister of External Affairs, Mr. Jaswant Singh.


 
COMMUNITY

DSGMC flays Cong double-speak
New Delhi, December 5
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Avtar Singh Hit today accused the Congress party of adopting double standards over changes in NCERT textbooks.

Squeezing Through: Pedestrians prefer to squeeze through barricades rather than use the subways  in the Capital.  Pedestrians just walk over subways in the Capital
New Delhi, December 5
Blaming the government is always the favourite game of a citizen. But when the authorities do some good work, we fail to take a note of it and continue to find flaws.

Squeezing Through: Pedestrians prefer to squeeze through barricades rather than use the subways in the Capital. 

Sitting ducks for nimble fingers 
Sonepat, December 5
It is an ordeal to visit the railway station and the bus stand in this fast growing industrial city and a district headquarter in Haryana. While the traffic snarls on the roads leading to the railway station as well as the bus stand are a nuisance, the roaming pickpockets and the luggage-lifters are a menace for the commuters.

Bhai Vir Singh’s role in Sikh renaissance recalled
New Delhi, December 5
The birth anniversary of Bhai Vir Singh, who played a significant role in the Sikh renaissance, was celebrated in the Capital on Wednesday.

Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Jagmohan, former Union Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh, Dr S P Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, and Director of NIPS, Dr Mohinder Singh, on the occasion of Bhai Vir Singh’s birth anniversary.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Malaysian girls out to prove they are no less than their Asian counterparts on the ramp.
Malaysian girls out to prove they are no less than their Asian counterparts on the ramp.

GURGAON
Up-to-date call centre at DLF
Gurgaon, December 5
DLF has completed a state-of-art Call Centre, DLF Atria, at the National Highway no. 8 in a record time of nine months whereas it was slated to be finished in 18 months.

  • Speed post service

SONEPAT
Haryana to have fire brigades in all towns
Sonepat December 5
The Haryana Government has decided to provide fire brigades in all the towns of the state to control the cases of fire and loss to the property.

  • Youth crushed
  • Mazdoor rally

Security for Phoolan case eyewitness
New Delhi, December 5
The Delhi Police have provided round-the-clock security to Balinder Singh, after his discharge from the hospital. He is the sole eyewitness in the Phoolan Devi murder case.


 
CRIME

Four held for racket in book piracy
New Delhi, December 5
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch on Monday last arrested four persons for allegedly dealing in pirated international novels and books in the capital.

  • Woman murdered

  • Attempt to kill

  • Traffic instructions

  • Employee robbed

BUSINESS

Expo to zero in on security needs
New Delhi, December 5
In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in the New York city and the Pentagon in Washington, the security agencies are seeming to be geared up to face any kind of eventuality.

 
EDUCATION

A delightful voyage for SRCC on the sands of time
F
rom 1926 to 2001, it has been a long and cherished journey for Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). From a modest beginning in a rented house in the congested Daryaganj area of Old Delhi, the college, this year, is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee. For the distinguished alumni of the college, it was an occasion to look back while for the current crop of students it is time to look into the future.

  • Rally on AIDS awareness

  • JNU security system

  • Seminar on cyber laws

  • Festival time at Jamia

Free uniforms for students
New Delhi, December 5
Laxmi Nagar-based social service organisation ‘Tarun Mitra Parishad’ distributed free uniforms to Gurukul students in a public function organised at Shri Digamber Jain Gurukul, Hasthinapur. Students were provided with woollen sweaters, school dresses, caps, shoes and other materials.

COURTS

LIC told to pay Rs 3 lakh 
Rohtak, December 5
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Life Insurance Corporation of India to pay the insured sum of Rs 3 lakh to a complainant whose husband died at the PGIMS here on February 24, 1999.

 
SPORTS

When Principals stoop to conquer with age-fudging
New Delhi, December 5
When school Principals start fudging with the age certificates of their pupils, only God can save Indian sports. Sqn Ldr S. Bhatnagar, secretary-general of the Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society (SMSES), has been splitting his hair in disbelief as every second or third player in the ongoing Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament for schoolchildren has been found to be either over-aged or an impersonator!

IHF Juniors blank Dhaka XI in Shastri Hockey
New Delhi, December 5
Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Juniors continued their good work in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament at Shivaji Stadium on day three when they blanked Dhaka XI 2-0 here on Wednesday.

Manipur’s Marrykom wins silver
New Delhi, December 5
India’s woman boxer, Marrykom of Manipur, created history when she won a silver medal in the 48kg category in the first ever Women’s World Boxing Championship held at Scrabton, Pennsylvania, USA, from November 27 to December 2.

Indian woman boxer Marrykom being accorded a rousing reception on her arrival from Scrabton, Pennsylvania, USA, at Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Wednesday. She won a silver medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship.

Dyal Singh College annex boxing crown
New Delhi, December 5
Dyal Singh College, Lodhi Road annexed the Inter-College Boxing Championship crown when they won four gold medals and logged 13 and a half points at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here today.

Army Boys sail into Subroto final
New Delhi, December 5
Army Boys, ASC College, Bangalore stormed into the final beating Andhra Pradesh Sports School, Hakimpet (Hyderabad)7-6 via sudden-death tie-breaker after locking one-one at full time in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup (Under-17) Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday.


MCD budget today, likely to be tax-free
New Delhi, December 5
No new taxes will be imposed on Delhiites in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) budget to be presented tomorrow as it is called an election budget.

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