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CM braces for next hurdle
DPCC waiting to be recast
New Delhi, December 9
Having weathered the storm over the Cabinet reshuffle, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is bracing up for the next hurdle: Constituting the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC).

Incorrigible Khurana, Sahib at it again
New Delhi, December 9
The game of one-upmanship between the two senior BJP leaders of the National Capital Territory resurfaced today with Madan Lal Khurana postponing his agitational programme till Wednesday and Sahib Singh Verma boycotting the Sunday’s public rally, as he feels it would send a wrong message that Centre was responsible for the problems faced by the people of Delhi.

The tale of two former Chief Ministers: The spat between Madan Lal Khurana and Sahib Singh Verma resurfaced on Sunday with the latter dropping out of their joint agitational programme.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal




A girl hugs a Santa Claus in a shopping mall.
A girl hugs a Santa Claus in a shopping mall. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

DSGMC Sikh census from Feb 1
New Delhi, December 9
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will conduct its own census of the Sikhs in Delhi from February 1 to February 28, to contest the “under representation” of the community in Census 2001 of the Centre.

HUDA robs residents of green lung
Gurgaon, December 9
Residents of the posh Sector 14 of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have realised that all that glitters is not gold. They strongly feel that they have been “duped” by the HUDA in the matter of amenities. Incidentally, the sector is one of the oldest residential pockets of the HUDA.

Sahib clamours for CM’s resignation on Jal Board scam
New Delhi, December 9
The BJP Vice-President, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, continued his tirade against the Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, by demanding her resignation following the alleged involvement of Delhi Jal Board officials in the “trenchless technology tender” scam.

THE ACHIEVERSShweta has overcome a severe disability
She stands tall on one leg, winning laurels 
New Delhi, December 9
Almost a decade ago, a young and vivacious little girl was going home with her mother on a cycle rickshaw. She had just finished her Kathak practice, as she always dreamt of becoming a dancer. As luck would have it, their rickshaw met with an accident and she lost a leg which shattered her dream.

Shweta has overcome a severe disability

Growing at a snail’s pace, Kundli waits for a push
Sonepat, December 9
The Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) complex at Kundli village, along the Haryana-Delhi border, the much touted growth centre that has been on the threshold of industrialisation, has neither witnessed any improvement in the quality of life nor growth of industrial culture, thanks to the failure of the authorities concerned to take concrete steps for providing basic amenities to the industrialists.

Trader’s wife robbed, murdered
Faridabad, December 9
A cement trader’s wife was robbed of her jewellery and murdered while she was alone in her house at Palwal town yesterday.

Rs 40-lakh stamp duty scam
Noida, December 9
An evasion of stamp paper duty to the tune of Rs 40 lakh has been detected in Gautam Budh Nagar district. A minister of the state government reportedly exerted his influence over the officials of the registry office in the whole affair.


Seminar salutes achievers
New Delhi, December 9
Shakarpur-based Indian Achievers Forum (IAF) and Indian Economic Development & Research Association (IEDRA) organised the 5th National Seminar on the topic of “Individual Achievements and National Development”.

Union Minister for Labour Sharad Yadav was the chief guest at the seminar organised by the Shakarpur-based Indian Achievers Forum.

There is many a lick between the lip and the cone.
There is many a lick between the lip and the cone. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Here, everyday is a field day for the ticketless
Sonepat, December 9
The Sonepat railway station is fast turning into a haven for ticketless passengers. Although the Railways has appointed three ticket collectors at this station, none of them turns up when the incoming and outgoing trains arrive. As a result, ticketless passengers have a field day on all weekdays.

Rally against killings of Hindus in B’desh
Sonepat, December 9
A large number of workers affiliated to the RSS and other Hindu organisations took out a joint procession here last evening in protest against the alleged atrocities and killings of Hindus in Bangladesh.

  • Four held for murder
  • Succumbs to Injuries
  • Bhajan Lal for CBI probe
  • LPG tanker overturns
  • Two youths hurt in clash
  • Suicide attempt
  • Alleges police harassment
  • Textile mill gutted

Board to develop rural areas
New Delhi, December 9
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that a Rural Development Board would be constituted soon on the pattern of Trans-Yamuna Development Board. The notification for which has already been issued.

Two killed in road accident
New Delhi, December 9
Two persons were killed yesterday afternoon, when their scooter was hit by a speeding truck at Ring Road near Chandgi Ram Akhara.


Businessman shot at by ex-associate 
New Delhi, December 9
A businessman had a narrow escape last night when his former associate shot at the car in which he was travelling after they parted ways over some money transactions.

3 burglars held; nine cases solved 
New Delhi, December 9
The South Delhi police have busted a gang of burglars who were involved in nine cases of burglaries at Hauz Kaus, Malviya Nagar and Vasant Vihar. Police have arrested three persons in this connection and recovered jewellery and other articles worth Rs 4 lakh and Rs 48,882 in cash.


A snazzy car audio system from Kenwood that lifts your spirits
enwood has come out with a snazzy new car audio system. The KDC-5018 rated as the number one CD changer by Auto Car India, is a part of their latest range of car entertainment equipment.

  • Chic watches
  • Rainwater harvester
  • Intelligent taps
  • Home theatre
  • Online UPS
  • Water purifier
  • Exciting toys

Films on AIDS produced, directed and acted by students 
DPS, R K Puram, has been selected as the nodal centre for an UNICEF-sponsored project to spread AIDS awareness and S. Suraj and Aditya Jha, students in class XI of the school, have just returned from a trip to Mumbai in this regard.








Punjab and Sind Bank lift Shastri Hockey title
New Delhi, December 9
Punjab and Sind Bank warded off a stiff challenge from star-studded Indian Airlines to regain the Shastri Hockey Tournament title at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.

Bimal Lakra of Indian Airlines tries to dodge Sandeep Singh of Punjab and Sind Bank in a mid-field tackle during the final of the Shastri Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
— Tribune Photo

Jharkhand, Meghalaya in Subroto final
New Delhi, December 9
St. Ignatious High School, Gumla (Jharkhand) will take on St. John Bosco School, Sohra (Meghalaya) in the final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Sub-Junior Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.

Police Games at Chhawla campus
New Delhi, December 9
The 50th All-India Police Games will be held at the Chhawla Campus of the Border Security Force from December 10 to 14.

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