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Rain or shine, people on cloud nine
New Delhi, December 31
Incessant rains accompanied by chilly winds on the New Year’s Eve forced many revellers to consider staying indoors to celebrate the new dawn of 2003. This, however, did not dampen the spirits of the celebrations as the year brings hope and aspirations for one and all.

Haryana Police claim success in arresting crime
Sonepat, December 31
The Haryana Police have created a record in arresting 1,552 proclaimed offenders, 10,476 bail-jumpers and 417 other criminals allegedly involved in 31 cases of dacoities, 53 cases of robberies, 105 cases of burglaries, 177 cases of thefts and 81 other cases registered with various police stations in different parts of the state during the year 2002.


A chilly welcome
A chilly welcome: an elephantine ride in rain in the First City on Tuesday. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

GIA favours apex body for Haryana industries
Gurgaon, December 31
The Gurgaon Industrial Association has proposed to form an apex body representing various industrial bodies of the state. The GIA president, Mr J. N. Mangla, suggested to the ‘NCR Tribune’ that there should be a confederation where various district-level industrial associations were given representation.

You can’t park two-wheelers in CP inner circle from today
New Delhi, December 31
The New Year will spell relief for the city’s commercial hub, Connaught Place. The New Delhi Municipal Council has issued an order banning parking of two-wheelers and plying battery-operated buses in the inner circle from tomorrow.

Where ban ends in smoke
Faridabad, December 31
Smoking is banned in the roadways buses of Haryana. Though the Supreme Court endorsed the ban in public places several years ago, there appears to be no relief to the non-smokers while travelling in roadways buses across the state.

Principal makes an indecent proposal
Rohtak, December 31
The warden of a girls’ hostel of Chhotu Ram Polytechnic here has charged the officiating principal of the institute with behaving indecently with her and other inmates of the hostel.



Criminals dumping bodies on road
Gurgaon, December 31
The Bhondsi-Rithos road near Gurgaon is fast turning out to be a favourite dumping ground for bodies. Several bodies were recovered on this stretch in the last few months. One of the reasons could be the relative sequestered nature of the area. Moreover, the undulating rocky terrain of the Aravalli hills add to the isolation of the road.

Demand to rename Gurgaon to Guru Gram
Gurgaon, December 31
The chairman of the managing committee of local Rishi Public School, Mr R. Chander, urged the powers that be to change the name of Gurgaon to ‘Guru Gram’. Speaking on the occasion of the Annual Day celebrations of the school, he said that the name of the city must be changed to Guru Gram as it had been a centre of learning since Mahabharata days.

Sheila Dikshit greets Delhiites  on New Year’s Eve
New Delhi, December 31
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has greeted Delhiites on the In her message, she appealed them to make their city clean and pollution-free. The Chief Minister said culture and character of the Capital influenced the rest of the country.

  • New website inaugurated

  • Millennium Award

  • ICSI award presented

Woman suffers burns in handicraft showroom fire
New Delhi, December 31
Handicraft goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed and a woman sustained serious burns in a fire that broke out in a showroom, Export International Handicraft Work at Motia Khan in North district this afternoon. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital where doctors on duty stated that she was serious.

Erratic power adds to farmers’ woes: Vidrohi
Rewari, December 31
Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president Ved Prakash Vidrohi has flayed the apathy of the state government and the Dakshini Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam towards the erratic power supply, which had been playing havoc with the farmers in rural areas of Mahendragarh and Rewari districts.

Sonepat powerless for five hours
Sonepat, December 31
Sonepat city and its surrounding areas remained powerless for more than five hours again today following the reported tripping of the Panipat power thermal plant. According to a report, the power breakdowns and tripping paralysed the normal life and business activity besides affecting the drinking water supply in the city.

Fewer Metro passengers
New Delhi

Rain gods played spoilsport on Tuesday as fewer New Year revellers showed up at the stations to catch a ride on the Delhi Metro. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation officials however could breathe easy.



Woman robbed by servant
New Delhi, December 31
An elderly woman was robbed of her cash and jewellery worth Rs 25,000 by her domestic servant last night. The robbery occurred on the New Rohtak Road in Central district. The incident occurred when the victim, Jagdish Kaur (50), was alone at her house as her two sons had gone out for dinner.

  • Family looted

  • Father arrested for rape

  • Fake documents seized



Dilli’s fashion passion growing
he year gone by saw the fashion fraternity eulogise creativity and individual style. They spoke endlessly about the necessity of creating a "different look" and "following your own dictates". Yet the "dressed up like sheep" look continued to remain. For every truly creative line (few and far between) there was the usual overdose of one particular style being produced and reproduced (cloning is not limited to genetic labs alone). 

LISSOM LASSES: In the outfits of ‘Body Basics’.

  • Western touch
    Andaz gave Delhi’s select few a collection in western wear and accessories for men and women especially sourced from the Fashion houses of Europe. 

  • Israeli film fest
    For film buffs in the city, the Israeli cinema has culled the best from the country to be screened in the country from January 2 to 9.



Grant to ‘akharas’ for buying mat
Sonepat, December 31
The Haryana Government has introduced a new sports policy. Under this, it would give 75 per cent grant to the organisers of ‘akharas’ for purchasing a Rs 3-lakh mat for practising on it before taking part in the national and international meets.

CRPF down Tamil Nadu XI
New Delhi, December 31

Central Reserve Police Force edged past Tamil Nadu XI 1-0 in the fifth Chhatrapati Shivaji All-India Hockey Tournament for the Dhyan Chand Cup at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday.

Rakshit spins Young to victory
New Delhi, December 31
A devastating 3 for 22 bowling performance by leg-spinner Rakshit Pant helped Young Friends Club beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy by six wickets in the third All-India Shakuntala Devi Dogra Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the East Point ground, Vasundhara. Rakshit Pant was named the Man of the Match.

  • BSES Rajdhani enter semis

  • Bharat National Academy win

  • Frank Anthony beat Sumit Dogra

  • Rohtak Road Gymkhana winTop

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