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Revision of gurdwara rolls ordered
New Delhi, January 6
Acceding to the demand of the Sikh community in the Capital, the Government of the National Capital Territory has ordered the revision of the electoral rolls for the general elections to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. The exercise will begin on Tuesday.

BATTLE-READY: An NCC cadet at a Republic Day camp.
BATTLE-READY: An NCC cadet at a Republic Day camp. — Tribune Photo

Six arms units unearthed
Ghaziabad, January 6
The Police in Bulandshahar have unearthed six factories manufacturing country-made pistols and arrested over a dozen persons in this connection. According to the police, the arms were being manufactured with an eye on the coming elections.

Rajnath hopes to lift UP with jumbo Noida project
Noida, January 6
India’s first world-class special economic zone project costing a stupendous Rs 40,000 crore ($ 8 billion), the ambitious dream project of Uttar Pradesh, is slated to materialise soon.



Om Prakash ChautalaHaryana hands over Cyber City to DLF
Gurgaon, January 6
The Haryana Government has deputed a private builder, DLF Universal Ltd, to develop its much-hyped Cyber City in Gurgaon, the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, has said. According to the government, the Cyber City, to be built on a sprawling 85 acres, will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,500 crore.

Home alone, this 10-yr-old sent the intruders scurrying
Akash Sabharwal: BraveheartNew Delhi, January 6
He is set to receive the golden opinions of the whole country when he rides on an elephant along with 24 other brave children on this Republic Day. Meet Akash Sabharwal, Delhi’s brave boy, who showed courage even as three intruders stabbed him, causing serious injury.

Traffic cops to observe safety week from today
New Delhi, January 6
The Delhi Traffic Police will observe a road safety week from tomorrow. On the occasion, the Loss Prevention Association of India has recommended certain tips for pedestrians and cyclists, as also vehicle users, in order to reduce casualties and injuries due to negligence or ignorance of simple, yet effective, safety guidelines.

Van with jail inmates falls into ditch
Sonepat, January 6
A police van carrying prisoners fell down into a ditch on the Sonepat-Rohtak Road near Kanwali village about 15 km from here yesterday. None was injured in the accident. The driver of the van lost control because of dense fog in the area.

Excise officials get a thrashing
Faridabad, January 6
A team of excise officials and policemen, which chased a Maruti car, reportedly carrying illicit liquor in Palwal sub-division, was assaulted and beaten up by some persons near Mahespur village. The jeep of the officials was damaged in the attack. Six persons have been booked by the police in this connection.


Young participants at the Punjabi Mela in the Capital.
Young participants at the Punjabi Mela in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

Scholarships and study material were presented to 350 meritorious students at a function hosted by the Tarun Mitra Parishad in the Capital today as part of the 26th anniversary celebrations of the organisation. The parishad also presented eight sewing machines to the physically challenged and widows. The Member of Parliament, Dr L. M. Singhvi, inaugurated the function while an MP and former Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, was the chief guest. On the occasion, the general secretary of the organisation, Mr Rakesh Jain, said besides presenting study material to the students, the parishad had also given away tricycles, wheelchairs, artificial limbs and hearing aids to the physically challenged. The parishad, he said, had also distributed woollen sweaters to 360 needy students in Gujarat, which was ravaged by earthquake last year.

Drive to create database for outstation vehicles
New Delhi, January 6
The Delhi Police are initiating a weeklong drive beginning tomorrow to create an ownership database of outstation registered vehicles in an effort to reduce offences involving such vehicles and their possible use by terrorists.

Govt victimising village: ex-minister
Rohtak, January 6
Thousands of residents of Sanghi village in the Kiloi assembly segment, the native village of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, have been facing acute hardship due to the `apathy’ of the state government.

High-call subscribers to get bills every month
Sonepat, January 6
The high-caller subscribers who make more than 3,000 calls per month will receive the telephone bills on a monthly basis from now, Mr R. C. Hooda, General Manager of Sonepat Telecom District of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has said.

Senior telecom officials transferred
Faridabad, January 6
With a view to improving the functioning of the department, the General Manager of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited here, Mr Y. P. Kataria, has transferred several senior officials, with immediate effect.

Factory workers fear retrenchment
Faridabad, January 6
About 40 employees of Machine Tool Factory located on the Mathura road here are concerned over their job, as the management of the private limited company has allegedly withdrawn several facilities to its employees, besides sending signals of its possible closure.


3 pickpocket gangs busted, 19 held
New Delhi, January 6
With the arrest of 19 persons involved in pick-pocketing, the South-West district police today claimed to have busted three different gangs of pick-pockets — Pawan Langra Gang, Billa Gang and Ganga Ram Gang — operating in Munirka and R. K. Puram. The police have seized four knives from the accused.

Husband stabbed, wife arrested
New Delhi, January 6
The Rajouri Garden police have arrested a woman yesterday night for allegedly killing her husband with the help of three accomplices in the Beri Wala Bagh area of West Delhi.


Kodak opens shutters to print and share digital photos
ODAK has launched a unique line of cameras and docking system called EashShare, making it easier than ever for consumers to print and share digital pictures. The Kodak EasyShare system features a camera dock and two new digital camera models – the DX3900 digital camera and the DX3600 zoom digital camera.

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Kids to perform ballet before PM for a fair deal
T is a compelling fact of our times. Those who are economically weak are deprived of a whole lot of things, including the basic necessity of education, which in turn has a serious implication on their lives.

What did we do during winter vacation?
THE winter vacations are over; while some are still trying to get used to the hectic schedules, others are sad, that it’s back to studies. No matter what they have been up to, all of them have had fun. What with the Christmas and the New Year celebrations high on everyone’s agenda.

Sumit Dogra Academy lift Friends Trophy
New Delhi, January 6
A strokeful 63 off 70 balls with seven fours by Creig Fernandis and a deadly bowling spell of 4 for 20 by Rajender Madan helped Sumit Dogra Cricket Academy, Delhi beat Northern Railway, Delhi by 33 runs in the final of the second Friends Cricket Tournament at Dharu Hera and annexed the Friends Trophy.
The Sumit Dogra Academy team with chief guest Anil Jain and president of Friends Club Jitender Yadav after they lifted the Friends Club Cricket Tournament title at Dharu Hera.
The Sumit Dogra Academy team with chief guest Anil Jain and president of Friends Club Jitender Yadav after they lifted the Friends Club Cricket Tournament title at Dharu Hera.

G V Raja, Prerna win in Girls Hockey
New Delhi, January 6
Goda Varma Raja Sports School, Thiruvanathapuram beat Prof D B Deodhar Higher Secondary School, Pune 2-1 in Group IV while Prerna Hindi Senior Secondary School, Chandkheda (Gujarat) beat Maharaja Agrasain School, Sirsa (Haryana) 7-0 in the eighth Nehru-NDMC Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

Nationals, Shahdara gain full points in DSA League
New Delhi, January 6
Defending champions Indian Nationals and last year’s semi-finalists Shahdara gained full points, beating former champions Garhwal Heroes 1-0 and Goans 2-0 respectively in Group B matches of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

Rahul Arora hits unbeaten 146
New Delhi, January 6
Rahul AroraRahul Arora struck an unbeaten 146 off 122 balls studded with 17 fours to help his team beat Jaspinder Singh XI by 15 runs in a limited-over match, held at the Yamuna Sports Complex in the Capital. Electing to bat, Rahul XI made 225 in 45 overs with Arora playing a sheet-anchor role with his bat.

Shootingball Championship
Sonepat, January 6
The Shootingball Association of Haryana will organise a two-day 25th Haryana State Shooting Championship for seniors and juniors from January 19 at the ground behind the petrol pump near the bus stand at Gudha Indri in Karnal.


Administration geared up for war situation
Sonepat, January 6
The district administration in Sonepat has geared up its civil defence machinery in the wake of tension prevailing on the country’s border with Pakistan and a possible armed conflict with it.


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