Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Sikhs upset at Delhi Government move
Cancellation of public holiday on Martyrdom Day
New Delhi, December 11
The Sikh community in the National Capital Territory has taken umbrage at the Delhi Government’s move to cancel Guru Tegh Bahadur’s martyrdom day as a public holiday. This year the day falls on December 19.

CM says she responded to Lokayukta queries
New Delhi, December 11
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said that departmental action would be initiated against the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials as recommended by the Lokayukta in his report on the allegations of corruption in the award of contracts by the water utility.

Contract killers linked to Anees Ibrahim held
New Delhi, December 11
With the arrest of two contract killers, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang which was remote-controlled by the Dubai-based underworld don Anees Ibrahim. The duo had shifted their base from Mumbai and Azamgarh to Delhi, and were active in kidnapping and extortion cases.




Faridabad caught in a crime spiral
Faridabad, December 11
The crime graph has shot up in the area in the past 30 days even as the police are organising ‘sadhbhawna’ meetings with the public in order to improve their image.

Govt may miss CNG deadline 
New Delhi, December 11
With the deadline of January 31, 2002 approaching, the Government of NCT of Delhi is racing against time to honour the Supreme Court directive to convert public transport in Delhi into CNG mode.

Metro project running behind schedule
New Delhi, December 11
The Delhi Metro Rail Project (DMR) is currently eight months behind revised completion schedule due to delay in finalisation of some contracts, Parliament was informed today.

Does diplomatic immunity cover building bylaws?
New Delhi, December 11
It is not the residents of the National Capital Territory alone who violate the building bye-laws, even the diplomatic missions undertake constructions which are contrary to the provisions of the law, the New Delhi Municipal Council has said.


Haryana gets funds for improving road network
Sonepat, December 11
The Central Government has sanctioned as many as 25 schemes under the “Central Road Fund” to improve the network of the roads in Haryana.

Nafisa Ali and Sharmila Tagore explaining the objectives of the Umang Charitable Society, which is organising a special viewing of Picasso’s work.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Cold comfort: Migrant labourers light a bonfire to ward off the cold.
— Tribune photo

A commuter enjoys his afternoon siesta in a subway, which most jay walkers skip for good. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Tihar, a den of dangerous alliances
New Delhi, December 11
Jails normally meant to punish criminals and subsequently reform them to lead a normal life, are gradually turning into places where criminal conspiracies are hatched.

Sinha presents FICCI Award to Anarde Foundation
he Union Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, gave away the FICCI Award for 2000-2001 to Anarde Foundation on rural development at FICCI’s 74 annual meeting held in New Delhi today.

  • Advice to students

Man robbed of car and Rs 4.20 lakh at gunpoint on G. T. Road
r R K Sharma, an officer of the Hindustan Tin Box factory, was allegedly robbed of his car and Rs 4.20 lakh by four unidentified armed youths on the G.T. Road near Bhigan village about 12 km from here last evening.

  • Traffic blockage

  • Criminal held

  • Youth apprehended

  • One killed

  • Girl rescued

  • Commits suicide

  • Youth beaten up

  • Fire breaks out

  • Mobile stolen

Bag found



Three killed in car-truck collision
New Delhi, December 11
Two persons were reportedly killed and three others were injured when their Maruti car in which they were travelling had a head-on collision with a speeding truck at Bhairav Road Red Light T-point on Tuesday early morning.

  • One dies in mishap

  • Three killed

  • Wife hacked

Stabbed to death at nephew's wedding
Jhajjar, December 11
A bridegroom's uncle was stabbed to death by members of the wedding party, which arrived in Chhuchhakwas village of the district from Kitlana village in Bhiwani district last night.


Instant service for repairs at doorstep 
New Delhi, December 11
Aware of the time constraints of beleaguered metro citizens, a company called ‘no Q service’ has sought to cash in on the opportunities by offering maintenance services of a whole gamut of electronic and electrical gadgets under one roof.


He designs sherwanis for both men and women
ost designers prefer to drape the ladies, but Amar Jyot Singh has carved a niche for himself in the fashion industry by designing clothes for men.


  • Live-In Fashion

  • Festive collection

  • Comfy furniture

  • Folk artistes wow audience

  • Ash wows Delhi

  • An Adonis show

  • Lighting products

  • Stylish sweaters

  • Yummy pizza


Meghalaya and Jharkhand boys battle it out in the midfield in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament final at the Ambedkar Stadium.Meghalaya emerge Subroto champs
New Delhi, December 11
St. Don Bosco School, Sohra (Meghalaya) beat St. Ignatious School, Gumla (Jharkhand) 1-0 to lift the Under-14 title of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.

Meghalaya and Jharkhand boys battle it out in the midfield in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament final at the Ambedkar Stadium.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

National Football League to kick off today
New Delhi, December 11
Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Punjab will be a new addition to the National Football League venues where Punjab Police will take on East Bengal in the opening match on Wednesday. The other match on the opening day, between Salgaocar and FC Cochin, will be played at Nehru Stadium, Goa.

Mala finishes fifth in Macao Marathon
New Delhi, December 11
Veteran woman marathoner Mala Honnatti finished fifth in the Macao International Marathon 2001 in the above 45 years’ category. Mala, who has won the veteran’s event of the Rath Marathon several times since 1991, is a mountaineer of repute.

Bhupender, Rajan star for Bharat Nagar

GND Varsity, Punjab earn full points

Ashok, Satish strike gold in Police Games

18 teams for DSA-SAIL League

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