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Four new faces likely in Cabinet
New Delhi, December 1
At least four new faces would find a place in the reconstituted council of ministers to be sworn in early next week, a senior Congressman closely associated with the Cabinet list formulation, told NCR Tribune late tonight.

Another bus crisis stares Delhi in face
New Delhi, December 1
Within a span of two months, Delhi’ites are once again in the midst of a transport crisis, following the phasing-out of 2,565 diesel buses in deference to the Supreme Court directive.

Undertrials languish in jails, no one to bail them out
Ghaziabad, December 1
The four-month-old strike of advocates is holding the district to ransom. The lawyers have been agitating for the setting up of an Allahabad High Court Bench in western UP.

The better half invariably takes a battering
New Delhi, December 1
It is shocking, but it is true, one out of every four married men has at one time or the other been a wife-beater.



An eerie silence over a mortuary
Faridabad, December 1
The new post-mortem house (mortuary) of the local Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital is awaiting formal inauguration, despite the fact that it was constructed about three years ago.


A pilgrimage to an epic battleground
HISTORICALLY and mythologically, Kurukshetra is one of the most ancient and sacred places of pilgrimage in the world. It is here that the great battle of Mahabharata was fought and this is also the birthplace of the holy Bhagwadgita.

Pilgrims taking a dip in the holy Brahm Sarovar.

Dalit converts get robes
New Delhi, December 1
A large number of Dalits, who were converted to Buddhism recently, were offered ‘cheverdan’ (dress for monks) at Ambedkar Bhavan on Rani Jhansi Road by Mr Udit Raj here today.

Dalits who recently converted to Buddhism receiving ‘cheverdan’ (dress for monks) at a funtion in New Delhi on Saturday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Dalits who recently converted to Buddhism receiving ‘cheverdan’ (dress for monks) at a funtion in New Delhi on Saturday.\

BJP ups the ante, wants assembly dissolved
New Delhi, December 1
The BJP today demanded the dissolution of the Delhi Assembly as the Congress-led State Government “is mired in a corruption scandal and has failed to deliver despite having been in power for three years”.

World AIDS Day observed in city
New Delhi, December 1
The World Aids Day was observed in the Capital today amidst calls for spreading greater awareness among people to combat the menace.

Students of various schools presented HIV/AIDS-related programmes on the World Aids Day at the Talkatora Stadium on Saturday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sorcars weave a magical web
New Delhi, December 1
The hall is packed with an expectant audience and the arclights focus on a lady standing in the centre of the stage. The audience pause for a moment wondering whether they are in the right place – they recheck the ticket. It is for P. C. Sorcar Jr’s magic show. Who is this lady? They whisper to one another. Having succeeded in creating a stir, the first step in any magic show, the lady breaks the silence and announces.

Joysri Sorcar, wife of P. C. Sorcar Jr, joins the renowned magician on stage for her first solo performance in New Delhi on Saturday

Woman beaten to death by Punjab cop
woman, Mrs Moorthi Devi, was allegedly beaten to death by a constable of Punjab police at Murthal village, about 8 km from here, last evening. According to preliminary reports, two youths, Naresh and Sube Singh, were injured seriously in the attack by the lathi-wielding cop, Mr Nahal Singh. They were immediately hospitalised and are stated to be out of danger.
  • Machinery damaged in fire

  • Water released without notice

  • 4 hurt as car, tractor collide

  • Excise office at Kundli

  • Two fall into nullah

  • Impure water supplied 

  • Kashyap sangh rally today

Can we balance ecology & development?
ORMER Supreme Court judge, Justice Kuldeep Singh, must know what he is talking about. In his inaugural address at a management seminar on the role of scriptures in environment protection in Delhi recently, he said inward corruption of man was linked to outward pollution of the environment.

MTNL probe yet to make headway

New Delhi
The police today claimed that the long weekend had impeded their efforts to nab the suspects who broke into the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited’s (MTNL) Laxmi Nagar exchange and escaped with about Rs one crore in cash on Thursday night.


Maid raped by employer’s son
New Delhi, December 1
In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old maidservant was allegedly raped by the son of her employer in Ashok Vihar area of North-West district in the intervening night of November 29-30. The youth, the son of a doctor, was arrested yesterday from his house.

  • Bystander hurt as gun goes off

Gang of car thieves busted, 7 held
New Delhi, December 1
With the arrest of seven youths, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of car thieves and worked out 18 cases of robbery. The gang members, who specialise in car robbery, were active in West district.


NCERT directive a Parivar ploy: CPM
Rohtak, December 1
The Haryana unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) says that the “arbitrary order” of the NCERT to CBSE-affiliated schools to delete some parts from History textbooks is not an isolated act.


A diet of health seminars in December
AAOL Health & Research Foundation, a non-profit charitable organisation, plans to usher in December with seminars on holistic health. The seminars would also mark the sixth anniversary of the Saaol Heart Programme.

  • Nutrition software

  • Physician to President

  • Dharamshala at AIIMS

Afflicted with an ailing health care system
Sonepat, December1
Health services in Sonepat district are in a mess. Most of the government hospitals and primary health centres in both urban and rural areas are ill equipped. Shortage of doctors and paramedical staff is a common feature.


Arjuna Award: Will Charles Cornelius wait for an eternity?
New Delhi, December 1
Remember Charles Cornelius, the hockey goal-tender with the golden gloves? Charles Cornelius was one of a kind as a goalkeeper. A tenacious goalkeeper with spring-heeled reflexes. But his promising career was cut short at the prime, just hours before he were to embark on the Asian Games campaign in Teheran in 1974, when callous medical attention to a minor sprain on his left knee resulted in permanent damage to the knee.

Khalsa College to host inter-varsity hockey
New Delhi, December 1
The SGTB Khalsa College, as part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations, will organise the North Zone Inter-University Hockey Tournament for men from December 3 to 12 at the Khalsa College ground. The tournament will be held under the aegis of the Delhi University Sports Council. 

Chatwinder Singh heads junior tennis seedings
New Delhi, December 1
Chatwinder Singh of India heads the seedings in the Asian Junior Tennis Championships qualifying draw, which began at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts today. The main event will start on December 3.

Vinod Kumar wins USPTR award
New Delhi, December1
Vinod Kumar Dogra of Ahmedabad was given the USPTR India-Cosco Scholarship Award (a return air ticket to Hilton Head, USA) at the United States Professional Tennis Registry Awards function at Khaitan Public School in Noida.


Putting check on adulteration in farm inputs
Ghaziabad, December 1
Receiving a large number of complaints about the poor quality of farm inputs, the administration had launched a campaign to collect samples of seeds, fertilisers, and chemicals from 55 shops selling agricultural inputs and sent them for testing in the concerned laboratories.


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