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Alwar heritage suffers neglect in stoic silence
Alwar, January 12
Over three dozen forts in the picturesque Alwar district, which are in a dilapidated state, cry for attention even as the state government plans to organise the ‘Alwar Utsav’ next month to project the tourism potential of the region.

Ruins of Bhangarh.
Ruins of Bhangarh.

Alwar, a many-splendoured city of forts
As the sun sets, it is time to pack up and drive down to Alwar, a picturesque city of forts, surrounded by the hills. It is a natural habitat for tigers.  The exquisite Jain temple at Dehra Tijara.

The exquisite Jain temple at Dehra Tijara.


Criminal shot dead in East Delhi encounter
New Delhi, January 12
In a dramatic encounter last night, the Special Staff of the East district police shot dead a dreaded criminal, Rupinder, after a prolonged exchange of fire in the trans-Yamuna area of Pandav Nagar.

  • Twelve nabbed

Encroachments in name of religion
Faridabad, January 12
The development of residential and industrial areas and the encroachment on government land have been almost a simultaneous activity in Faridabad. However, the encroachments done under the guise of religious structures, have posed a challenge to the authorities in their drive to recover the occupied land.

MTNL’s Trump may launch mobile rate war 
New Delhi, January 12
The stage appears to be set for another round of rate cut war in mobile telephony with state-owned behemoth, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), deciding to enter the cash card segment in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday.

Parched Mewat fields may soon turn green
Gurgaon, January12
If the intentions of the Mewat Development Agency (MDA) are proved effective, the agriculture fields of the region and parts of Guragon will smell of aromatic and medicinal plants inter-cropped with vegetables.

Making a flying start: Schoolchildren raising the flags at the Republic Day parade rehearsal in the Capital on Saturday.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Woman gang-raped, commits suicide
New Delhi, January 12
A 25-year-old married woman poisoned her three-year-old daughter and committed suicide after she was reportedly gang raped in Ladpur village near Kanjhawala in South-West Delhi today.

Villagers block traffic
Irate residents of Silani village of the district today blocked traffic on the Jhajjar-Rewari road in protest against the inefficiency of the district administration to ensure proper supply of water and electricity in the village.


Agricultural board to spend Rs 14.54 cr on roads
Sonepat, January 12
The Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board has earmarked Rs 14.54 crore for the construction of 189.52 km-long roads in the district during the current financial year.

Sikh history: Sociologist rues bid to project martyrs
New Delhi, January 12
A well-known sociologist and chairman of the Centre for Studies of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Prof Dipankar Gupta, has decried the attempts to project certain leaders in the recent history of Sikhs as martyrs. He was addressing a distinguished gathering of scholars from different universities in Delhi, Punjab and some scholars from North America today.

Speakers at the Bhai Chanan Singh Memorial Lecture held in the Capital on Friday.

Self-development: The Buddhist way
an’s quest for perfection has started from time immemorial. How are we to achieve perfection in this world of uncertainty and suffering? There are different philosophies making varied prescriptions, and some of these methods are common to many faiths.

Motorcyclist robbed of Rs 20,000 
Rohtak, January 12
A motorcyclist was robbed of Rs 20,000 by four unidentified car-borne miscreants on the Sonepat-Sampla road near Naya Baans village this afternoon. According to police sources, Surender of Jatwara village was coming from Sonepat on his motorcycle when he was forced to halt near a drain at around 2 pm by four armed youths.
  • BPL schemes
  • Fire in factory
  • Boy crushed
  • Increase in income
  • Golden jubilee

Forum slams single-fuel policy
New Delhi, January 12
The Delhi Science Forum today said there was little scientific or public interest in a single-fuel policy and urged the Centre not to pass the buck to the courts and announce vehicular emission standards at the earliest to set at rest the CNG controversy in the Capital.

TIME TO SOLDIER ON: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday visited the NCC Republic Day camp and inspected a guard of honour, presented by a contingent of cadets from the Army, Navy and Air Force wings. She visited the flag area, the Motivation Hall and living areas of both boy and girl cadets. She also witnessed a short cultural programme, presented by the cadets in the NCC auditorium. The Government of NCT of Delhi has spent about Rs 1 crore for the renovation and modernisation of the NCC auditorium. 
—Tribune Photo 

Nominations for Mahaveer Awards invited
New Delhi, January 12
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation has invited nominations for the Eighth Mahaveer Awards for Excellence in Human Endeavour in the propagation of Non-Violence and Vegetarianism; Education and Medicine; Community and Social Service.


Four caught while trying to loot house 
New Delhi, January 12
The Delhi Police arrested four robbers, including a woman, while attempting to loot the house of a chartered accountant in the Punjabi Bagh area last evening.

  • 3 kids hurt in fire


First implant for activating urinary bladder
he North Point Hospital at Panchshila Park in South Delhi, has reported successful implant of a pacemaker in a 32-year-old patient’s body to activate his hyporeflexic (lazy) urinary bladder. The operation carried out this week lasted three hours and was performed by a team, headed by the multi-speciality hospital’s medical director and Consultant Urologist, Dr Anupam Bhargava. The success of the operation has encouraged the team to schedule trial for three patients including a woman and two men in the next couple of days. This is the first time that such an operation has been carried out anywhere in the country. 

The team at the hospital examining the test stimulator lead

  • Dental meet
  • Blood store

AIDS  test centre inaugurated 
New Delhi, January 12
One of the eight AIDS voluntary counselling and testing centres proposed, was inaugurated at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Khichripur on Saturday. The centre, a joint venture between the hospital and the Delhi States AIDS Control Society, was inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr A. K. Walia.


Union Academy score thumping victory in Nehru Hockey
New Delhi, January 12
The Union Academy of Delhi scored a resounding 7-0 victory against Father Agnel High School, Pilar (Goa) in a Pool I match of the 19th Nehru-ONGC Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.

Over 140 car race enthusiasts, participated in the two-day Maruti Autocross event, organised by Maruti Udyog Ltd. in the Capital on Saturday. 
—Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sunita Godara’s workshop on Jan 27
New Delhi, January 12
Leading marathon runner Sunita Godara will hold a day-long Health Awareness Workshop at the India Habitat Centre on January 27. Sunita Godara, who has run over 66 full marathons, and won 25 golds, 12 silvers and 12 bronzes, said in the Capital that she will also hold a Health Fitness Carnival Run on April 7 at the Nehru Stadium.

City Club eclipse Moonlight in DSA League
New Delhi, January 12
In a battle of former champions, City Club outwitted Moonlight Club 1-0 in a Group A preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division League at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Saturday.

Feroz Ali wins Hero Honda Golf title
New Delhi, January 12
Feroz Ali became only the second golfer on the Hero Honda Golf Tour to win an event three years in a row when he sailed to a comfortable victory at the Rs 10 lakh Hero Honda Golf Open.

Nehru Society condoles Ashok Khanna’s death 
New Delhi, January 12
The Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society on Saturday "deeply grieved" the untimely demise of former sports officer of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), Ashok Khanna in the Capital on Friday.


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