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New secretariat is a sitting duck
New Delhi, December 13
Stung by the brazen attack at Parliament House, the Government of NCT of Delhi on Thursday beefed up security at vital installations and placed agencies concerned on alert. Prior to calling on the injured who are 
A securityman scales the Parliament boundary wall, after the shootout. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
convalescing in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit convened an emergency meeting of the Cabinet and reviewed the security arrangements in the Capital.

When hope flickers like a dying lamp
New Delhi, December 13
Utter confusion reigned at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where the victims of Parliament House carnage were admitted. Four persons were operated upon in the hospital and the condition of others was being monitored.



The husband of the lone woman constable killed in the shootout.

IN THE LINE OF FIRE: Policemen encircle the outer circle of Parliament House following the terrorist attack on Thursday in the Capital.

The scene in the hospital after the shootout in Parliament. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

‘If Parliament is not safe, then are we?’
New Delhi, December 13
Panic and disbelief, which soon gave way to grief, gripped the Capital as news of a terrorist attack on one of the most secure addresses in the country, Parliament, spread.

Capital under thick security blanket
New Delhi, December 13
The Capital witnessed one of the heaviest deployment of policemen and paramilitary forces within hours of the ‘fidayeen’ attack on Parliament today as the emergency plan, finalised several months ago following terrorist threats, was activated.

Time to come together: CM

Swift action by constable saves many
New Delhi, December 13
The presence of mind of a Delhi Police constable, Mr Suresh Kumar, deployed on duty at the main gate of the Parliament House averted a bigger disaster following the terrorist attack.

HSIDC wants to rob industrialists to pay HUDA
Gurgaon, December 13
Around 1,600 industrialists of Udyog Vihar and Sector 18 here agitated over the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation’s move to slap Rs 402 per square metre as external development charges.

Acres being levelled for Chautala’s Iftar
Faridabad, December 13
Standing crops in several acres of land at Utawar village of the Hathin sub-division are reportedly facing ‘damage’ due to the Iftar party to be hosted by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, tomorrow.


No cop at this deadly chowk
New Delhi, December 13
The resident of the area refers to it as the “killer road.” And it is not without any reason. The police records show that in the past five years, there had been 25 major accidents on the road between the Nanakpura Gurudwara and the Moti Bagh crossing on the ring road.

HUDA engineer roughed up by youths, four held
R R. K. Hodda, a junior engineer of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), sustained serious injuries when a group of youths assaulted him and thrashed him grievously in the presence of a large number of people near Mamoon Bhanja Chowk here on Wednesday. Four of the culprits were arrested later.

  • Demonstration held
  • Youth Congress rally
  • Drive against betting
  • Driver killed
  • Pistol seized
  • Woman assaulted
  • Student hurt in mishap
Trains late again, thousands stranded
Sonepat, December 13
Thousands of passengers, including government servants, school and college teachers and businessmen, remained stranded for hours together at the city and other nearby railway stations owing to the late running of long-distance and suburban trains on the DUK section of the Northern Railways today.

Farmers asked to adopt new techniques
Jhajjar, December 13
The Agriculture Department yesterday organised a one-day training camp in Bahadurgarh for farmers with an aim to exhort them to increase the production of oil seed crops. A large number of farmers from throughout the district took part in the camp.

  • 1 killed in mishap


CBI catches TCIL officer red-handed
New Delhi, December 13
The anti-corruption branch of CBI's Delhi unit today arrested a Project Director (Uttar Pradesh-West) of Telecom Consultancy LTd from the Nehru Place office for taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a contractor who complained to the investigating agency. He was remanded in judicial custody till December 26 by the Special Judge, Tis Hazari.

  • Fake notes seized

  • One dies in mishap

Carjackers arrested


Enrolment of new members in Sanatan Sabha legal: Court
Rohtak, December 13
The Additional District Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, today held that the enrolment of 34 new members in the Sanatan Dharma Sabha was prima facie legal and in accordance with the right conferred on the Executive Committee by the amendment of the constitution of the sabha.


Punjabi girl gives soul-stirring performance
S sports is an exercise for the body and mathematics that for the mind so is music exercise for the soul, thus said Socrates. And what if this music consists of folklore that transcends all boundaries of borders, religion, race, caste and creed? The outcome is, of course, the soul-stirring experience that lasts for long and finds a space in treasured memories.
Vinamrata Singh
Vinamrata Singh regaled the audience with her repertoire of folk songs at the India Habitat Centre recently.

Colours that provide solace and encourage musing
journey to the world of vibrant colours becomes meaningful if the colours, besides providing a cheerful atmosphere, also leave something to be pensive about. The group exhibition of paintings, namely Golden Touch, by B. N. Arya, B. N. Shukla, Rajiv Mishra, Rajendra Prasad, Vinod Vishwakarma, Lalit Gopal Parashar and Naval Kishore Rastogi at Defence Colony, leaves some space for the same.
An oil on canvas by Nawal Kishor Rastogi
An oil on canvas by Nawal Kishor Rastogi
A painting by Rajendra Prasad
A painting by Rajendra Prasad


Patients on their own in this city hospital
Sonepat, December 13
The Sonepat Civil Hospital has been facing an acute shortage of medicines for the last few months, causing inconvenience to the visiting patients. According to a report, visiting patients, particularly those involved in emergency, are being forced to purchase medicines including cotton and bandages from the market.


Ninja Kubai to lead Delhi soccer team
New Delhi, December 13
Ninja Kubai of City Club will lead a 20-member Delhi State Football team in the 38th Junior National (Under-19) Football Championship for the Dr B.C. Roy Trophy being conducted by the All-India Football Federation at Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan from December 15 to January 4. New Delhi Heroes’ defender Kuldip Tariyal has been named as the vice-captain.

Sunaina, Pratima lift gold in Police Games
New Delhi, December 13
The Central Reserve Police Force lifters dominated the show as Sunaina struck gold in the 58kg event and Pratima Kumari won the gold in the 63kg event in the women’s weightlifting event of the 50th All-India Police Games at the Chhawla Campus here on Thursday. In the 58kg category, Krishna Kumari of the Central Industrial Security Force took the silver while Sudha Prabhu of Karnataka claimed the bronze.

Delhi take command over Haryana
New Delhi, December 13
Delhi were in a commanding position when they scored 194 for 3 in 41 overs in reply to the Haryana total of 125 all out in 46.2 overs in the North Zone Under-22 League Match at Harbaksh Singh Stadium here on Thursday. Unbeaten knocks of 96 by Varun Kumar (16x4) and 84 by Sonu Vaid (8x4, 1x6) helped Delhi post a handsome total after Tejender Maan of Haryana claimed 2/24 to put Delhi on the defensive. Varun Kumar and Sonu Vaid put on 167 runs for the unbroken fourth-wicket stand.

Haryana taekwondo from Jan 3
New Delhi, December 13
The Haryana State Taekwondo Championship will be held at MDU Sports Complex at Rohtak from January 3 to 6, 2002. Seven hundred taekwondo exponents are expected to participate in the sub-junior, junior and senior categories for men and women.


New DM pledges all-round development
Ghaziabad, December 13
The law and order is the top priority of the Ghaziabad’s new District Magistrate, Mr Devashish Panda, who is equally keen to fasten the pace of overall development of the district in both rural and urban areas. Detailed plans are being drawn to facilitate these.

Absentee officials cautioned, will be suspended
Noida, December 12
The District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, Mr Deepak Kumar, today warned that officials who absent themselves from the Tehsil Day meetings would be punished with suspension.


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