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Delhi votes for development
New Delhi, December 4
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s vision for the future of NCT of Delhi got an emphatic endorsement from the 84 lakh voters as the Indian National Congress on Thursday romped home with 47 seats in the Assembly election held earlier this week.

Encore: Congress supporters say it with champagne as reports trickled in of the party winning a comfortable majority in the Assembly elections. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Some gracious in victory, others not so modest
NO MAN’S LANDNew Delhi, December 4
With the nail-biting interregnum over, jubilation marked the day for winning contestants. 

NO MAN’S LAND: The Delhi Pradesh BJP office wore a deserted look after the party’s drubbing in the Assembly elections. — Photo by Kamal Singh



It was a personal triumph for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila DikshitThank you, Delhi…
New Delhi, December 4
“Thank you Delhi,” she said when asked how she felt at coming back to power again. “The people of NCT of Delhi have reposed confidence in my party and given it a mandate to carry forward the work of development for which I don’t have words to thank them”. She said the vote was also against the policies of the Union Government, which tried to create a number of problems for the Government of NCT of Delhi and tried to clip its wings.

It was a personal triumph for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who romped home in the Gole Market constituency. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Post-poll euphoria: The many faces of victory

Dr Bijendra Singh, the victorious Congress candidate from Nangloi Jat
Dr Bijendra Singh, the victorious Congress candidate from Nangloi Jat

Right: Ramakant Goswami  (Patel Nagar) with  Ajay Maken (Rajouri Garden)

 Ramakant Goswami  (Patel Nagar) with  Ajay Maken (Rajouri Garden)

Raj Kumar Chauhan and Jagdish Mukhi being felicitated by their supporters

Raj Kumar Chauhan and Jagdish Mukhi being felicitated by their supporters

Raj Kumar Chauhan (L) (Mangolpuri) and Jagdish Mukhi (Janakpuri) being felicitated by their supporters. — Tribune photographs

CAS implementation: HC quashes notification
New Delhi, December 4
The Delhi High Court today quashed a Central government notification deferring the implementation of Conditional Access System for Cable TV in Delhi indefinitely on account of the Assembly elections.

Consumer Forum chief quits over bid to gag him

The president of the Rohtak District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Mr Jagdish Chopra, has resigned in protest against the withdrawal of his powers to pronounce judgements by the Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

ETO, two others held on graft charge

Three officials, including an Excise and Taxation Officer, were arrested by the police and the Haryana State Vigilance teams in two separate anti-graft drives here yesterday.



Rabi crops may fail for want of winter rain
Sonepat, December 4
Rabi crops may be a big failure in this district if no rain is forthcoming. The district has so far failed to get any winter rain so far which was needed for sowings the rabi crops.

Mr S.S.Kohli, CMD, PNB, presenting a cheque of Rs 27 lakh to Minister of State for Defence Chaman Lal Gupta in New Delhi on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day.
Mr S.S.Kohli, CMD, PNB, presenting a cheque of Rs 27 lakh to Minister of State for Defence Chaman Lal Gupta in New Delhi on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day.

Six-lane road to link NH 24 & NH 58
Ghaziabad, December 4
The Ghaziabad Development Authority has changed its plan for the construction of a road to link National Highway 58 with NH 24.

Three-day celebrations at Gaudiya Math
New Delhi, December 4
The New Delhi chapter of Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math will celebrate a three-day-long function with enthusiastic zeal and spiritual fervour.

Rail Neer bottles found tampered with
New Delhi, December 4
During a surprise inspection at the Old Delhi Railway Station, deficiencies were noticed in the sealing of the Rail Neer bottles and it appeared that some of these bottles had been refilled by the vendors of stalls/ trolleys, informed Minister of State for Railway Basanagouda R. Patil in the Lok Sabha today.

Traders gherao Amar Singh over law and order
Meerut, December 4
Hundreds of traders protested and gheraoed Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh when he was addressing a meeting of Indian Industries Association of Partapur Meerut. 

Huda drive to catch monkeys
Sonepat, December 4
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has launched a special campaign to capture the monkeys in Sector 14 on the demand of Sector-14 Residents Welfare Association.



ABN Amro Bank cheated of Rs 4 lakh
Noida, December 4
A youth, who had presented a fake cheque with forged signature, drew Rs 4.50 lakh from ABN Amro Bank Noida. While another miscreant who had come to draw Rs 3 lakh from fictitious cheque had been caught by the bank employees and handed over to the police. Bank employees are in a state of shock at the withdrawal of money by forged signatures.

Heroin worth Rs 1 cr seized
New Delhi, December 4
The Delhi Police Narcotics Cell has arrested five persons in three different cases and seized 25 kilograms of diazepam and one kilogram of heroin from their possession. While the value of the seized heroin is worth Rs 1 crore in the international market, the value of the seized diazepam is Rs 2.5 lakh. 

Four killed in accidents
Faridabad, December 4
At least four persons lost their lives in the district during the past 24 hours. According to reports, a youth identified as Satya, a resident of Bela village was killed after the motorcycle, he was riding collided with a tractor-trolley near Mandhavali village last evening.


Textile institute to celebrate golden  jubilee on Dec 6
Rohtak, December 4
The Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences, Bhiwani, will celebrate is diamond jubilee on December 6 having completed 60 years of dedicated and glorious service to the nation.



A Himalayan rhapsody that will tug at your heartstrings

The works of Somesh Goyal, which will be on view at Lalit Kala AkademiMountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery", so said Ruskin. It is more applicable to when it comes to describing the gamut of views that is offered by the Himalayas. The Himalayas, by their sheer size and diversity of habitat, people, flora and fauna, have mesmerised sages, trekkers, adventure seekers, artists and of course photographers. 

The works of Somesh Goyal, which will be on view at Lalit Kala Akademi from Friday.

  • Structures of Visuality

  • French connection

  • A fine balance

  • A celebratory act

Shan Gurdev SinghBaring the soul of Punjab
hirty popular, as well as forgotten songs, resplendent with the essence of Punjab, have been collected and translated by Shan Gurdev Singh. Twelve colour illustrations by Tito Singh Metge, her daughter, enhance the remembered songs.



Orient Craft record exciting win, lift Sultan Cup title
New Delhi, December 4
An unbeaten century by Harender Rawat went in vain as Orient Craft beat PBL by one run in an exciting finish to lift the seventh Suntan Cricket Cup at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

  • HCL Technologies move up

  • Eventus Cricket

  • B L Kashyap advance

DPS trounce St Thomas in Schools World Cup
New Delhi, December 4
Hosts Delhi Public School, R K Puram trounced St. Thomas School, Howrah by 106 runs in the DPS World Cup Invitational Cricket for Schools at the Harbaksh Stadium. All-rounder Simran Sodhi earned the man of the match award.

Shastri Club speed past DTC
New Delhi, December 4
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeated Delhi Transports Corporation by 16 runs in an A-1 Division match of the DDCA League at the RSKP ground.

Goal glut in Subroto soccer
New Delhi, December 4
High-scoring matches were the order of the day in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. Government Higher

Vijay Kumar eyes Asian PGA Tour card
New Delhi, December 4
Vijay Kumar is eyeing the $ 700,000 Omega Hong Kong Open to secure his card on the Asian PGA Tour’s 2004 season. The Asian and European Tour joint sanctioned tournament began on Wednesday. Vijay Kumar, currently ranked 87th on the APGA Order of Merit, needs to climb 27 spots to finish in bracket that guarantees him a card for the new season.


Kharkhauda BDPO accountant gets suspension orders
Sonepat, December 4
The accountant at the block development and panchayat office, Kharkhauda, Rajbir, has also been placed under suspension for committing irregularities in the auction of 20 shops of the block samiti on a three-year lease. Block development and panchayat officer Virender Yadav and head clerk Hari Prakash were earlier suspended in the matter.

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