Next year’s motto: Turn over a new leaf
the dawn of the New Year, several thoughts flood our minds. Some of the events of the past had shaken us a great deal such as violence in the cities like New York, the sorry plight of the refugees in Afghanistan or the war clouds nearer home.
An adventurous pilgrimage to snow-capped Hemkund Sahib
VISTING the snow-clad peaks is a good idea. If it also means a pilgrimage and an adventure, it is great, right? Especially so when the winter sports are gaining popularity in the country and several hill resorts are gearing up to welcome tourists even during cold season. Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara in the Garhwal Himalayas in Chamoli district of Uttaranchal is such a place, inviting one to experience both, serenity and adventure.
Morning darshan of animal slaughter!
New Delhi, December 29
How would one feel if there were a big fish and meat market just outside one’s house? The sight of butchering animals in front of one’s eyes in the morning? Well, residents of Pushpa Vihar have been living with such a market for over a decade
Simians, the scourge of Sonepat
Sonepat, December 29
The residents of various colonies including Sectors 14 and 15, Indira Colony, Model Town, New Colony and Mohalla Kot are simply terror-struck. The reason? Monkeys have played havoc with their lives.
A year of swindles
Faridabad, December 29
The year 2001 has been a busy year for the police in Faridabad, if the number of police cases is any indication. Over a dozen prominent cases, involving swindling of several crore of rupees, were booked by the police in Faridabad.
A ‘snatching’ year
Rohtak, December 29
The district witnessed an alarming rise of incidents like snatching purses and chains in
the year 2001. According to police sources, 27 such cases were registered only in the town and the police have traced just 5 cases during the period. On an average more than two chains/purses were
snatched every month.
CAUGHT OUT IN THE FOG
A family preparing food in the cold and foggy morning at Rohtak on Saturday.
Passengers waiting at Rohtak station for trains, which were delayed due to thick fog on Saturday. (Agencies)
City plunged into darkness
Sonepat, December 29
The entire city of Sonepat remained in darkness between 9 pm and 10 pm last night and again between 5.15 am and 6.55 am today as the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam switched off power supply. The long spell of power cuts not only paralysed normal life of the people but also adversely affected the business and industrial activities in the region.
Worsening ecology in Gurgaon worries NGO
Gurgaon, December 29
Intellectuals and NGOs here are displeased with the district administration for its alleged failure in checking the deterioration of the environment in the city.
Celebrities frequent this health club
THE Hauz Khas village-based Power House Health Club is the only health centre in Delhi where persons from different walks of life are regular visitors. Model-turned-actor Rahul Dev, models Mukul Dev and Preeti Mankotia, music composer Jawahar Wattal, TV personality Vipin Handa are a few famous persons who frequent this centre.
Woman and girl abducted in Faridabad
Two cases of abduction of women have been registered by the police in the district. The police have arrested a youth, Pratap, from Ballabgarh town for allegedly abducting a married woman. Malkhan of Aligarh, now living in Ballabgarh, had alleged that Pratap had abducted his wife. Pratap had been living with her at his house in Naval colony.