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SAD factions at muckraking again
New Delhi, December 6
The two traditional rival factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra have once again levelled allegations of corruption against each other with both the groups seeking the intervention of the Centre as well as the Delhi Government to investigate the cases of misappropriation of gurdwara funds.

Fever fear: Admn cancels leave of health staff
Noida, December 6
The district administration has cancelled the leave of the Health Department staff, fearing the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (brain fever) which has already claimed the lives of a large number of people in Saharanpur and Meerut.

Local residents in a festive mood Local residents in a festive mood on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr in old Delhi area on Friday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Say goodbye to growing up pains
New Delhi, December 6
The pangs of growing up, which is the genesis of many psychological and physiological problems in teenagers, may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the efforts of some concerned medical practitioners.

Man kills wife, himself after quarrel
Rohtak, December 6
The people of the area have been shocked by an incident where a man allegedly murdered his wife after a quarrel over a trivial issue. Following a quarrel, the man identified as Ram Kumar Balmiki allegedly murdered his wife Geeta while she was asleep.

Lake area reclaimed from streetwalkers
New Delhi, December 6
The Women’s Wing of the Lake Area Residents Association of Model Town has set an example that if the community so decides it can not only help in cleaning up the area but also rid it of anti-social elements.

‘Respect women to reduce crime against them’
Bhiwani, December 6
“The male-dominated society should give due place to women as they are proving their ability in every field of life. They should not be left to feel feeble and only then crime against women can be reduced.”  This was the opinion of a majority of women speakers at a seminar on ‘Crime against women and weaker sections’ held at Baya Tourist Complex by the district police department under its Sadbhavna drive being organised throughout the state to establish cordial relations with public. Deputy Commissioner H. S. Malik presided over the seminar.


HPCL terminates pump dealership
Faridabad, December 6
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd has terminated the dealership of its outlet at Sector 16 here following allegation that the dealer was not meeting the specifications and standards laid by the company and following charges suggesting `benami’ operation of the outlet.

LOOK NO FURTHER: Cine star Juhi Chawla at the launch of a designer wear store in the Capital on Friday. 
— Photo by Anil Sharma

Industrialisation has adversely affected the lifestyle of residents
Jhajjar December 6
The massive industrialisation of Bahadurgarh in the last decade, a sub-divisional town of the district, has not only led to an unprecedented growth in its population but also resulted in various problems, especially pollution and heavy traffic besides a lack of sufficient civic amenities.

Breathe easy, no more cuts, says minister

Noida, December 6
While inaugurating a 13.5-km-long 220 KV power line, Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Ram Veer Upadhya said: "From now, Noida will be a no power cut zone with 24 hours' assured power supply." With a capacity of 240 MVA, the power line has been built at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore at Sector 20, Noida.

Govt wants to speed up development works: Chautala
Sonepat, December 6
The Haryana Government has decided to accelerate the development works in the rural areas for converting the villages at par with the urban areas in the state. This was announced by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, while addressing a district-level convention of the sarpanches, panches and members of the rural development committees here on Thursday evening.

Chautala accused of making false promises
Panipat, December 6
Senior Congress leader and a former Haryana minister Prof Chhattarpal accused the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of making false promises of providing free electricity and water in order to capture power.

n tune with the tremendous strides made by Faridabad and Ballabgarh in the development of industries during the last 50 years, the population in these areas has also increased manifold. At present, the population is about 20 lakh, consisting mostly of workers, middle class and upper middle class people. 


  • A true martyr who fought for freedom of worship
    uru Tegh Bahadur was the prophet of the age of crisis during the Mughal rule. His life and teachings have great relevance in our present age. This Unique Saviour of the oppressed humanity laid down his life not for his own faith and principles, but for the fundamental rights of Brahmins, the custodians of Hindu religion, to worship the deity according to their own tradition, culture and formal rites.

Two get NGO scholarship
New Delhi, December 6
Two students from NCT of Delhi have been awarded scholarship by a Japanese non-governmental organisation for pursuing a two-year on-campus course in languages, culture, sustainable development and environment.


3 Bangladeshis held for dacoity
New Delhi, December 6
The East district police today claimed to have arrested three Bangladeshi nationals, including a woman, for their alleged involvement in a dacoity case in Preet Vihar last Friday. The accused along with three of their associates had looted Rs 25,000 cash, jewellery and other valuables worth Rs 50,000 from a house and had injured two persons when they tried to resist them.

Two arrested for raping Dalit woman

Two miscreants were nabbed by the Dinkaur police for allegedly raping a Dalit woman. According to the police, a woman of Pirvala village, had gone to the field for collecting fodder. Two youths, Phiray and Neeraj of nearby Agarpur village, finding her alone molested her.

Woman files dowry harassment case against husband
Jhajjar, December 6
The Bahadurgarh police have registered a case of dowry harassment against the husband and in-laws of Meena Devi, daughter of Mukhtiar Singh, resident of Asaudha village of the district here today.

Police arrest cashier who was robbed of Rs 2 lakh

Angered by the arrest of a trader’s cashier, who was drugged and later deprived of Rs 2 lakh by criminals, by the Kotwali police, traders and businessmen jammed G. T. Road for three hours today.

Youth stabbed to death by friends
Jhajjar, December 6
A youth was reportedly stabbed to death by two of his friends and his body thrown into the JLN canal under the Beri police station here. The district police recovered the body today and arrested one of the accused.

Burglar’s arrest solves 70 cases
New Delhi, December 6
With the arrest of one person, the South-West district police today claimed to have solved more than 70 cases of burglaries in South-West, West and North-West districts.



Seven schools take part in music competition
Sonepat, December 6
The first-ever inter-school music competition was concluded at Apollo International School at Bari village on the G T Road, about 15 km from here, on Thursday evening. According to a report, teams from seven schools took part in the competition. The programme was for the middle school students, who do not usually get enough opportunity and exposure.



Dyal Singh College take seven-point lead
New Delhi, December 6
Pavneet Kaur Chimni of Jesus and Mary College, who set a new meet record while winning the women’s 100 sprint, won the 200m gold too with a new meet record time while Varun Sabherwal of Kirori Mal College set a new record in the men’s 200m race, on day two of the Delhi University Inter-College Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.

New Delhi Heroes beat Frontiers Club
New Delhi, December 6

New Delhi Heroes defeated Frontiers Club by a lone goal in a Group A preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium East ground.

Young Fighter move up
New Delhi
New Delhi Young Fighter defeated Brother Club 9-3 in the fifth DDA Invitational Hockey Championship at the Shivaji Stadium ground. J Minz scored four goals, Kishore two, Marshal Surin, Rajesh Sikka and Cuprian Sikka one each. Harpreet Singh (two) and Surinder Singh were the goal-getters for the losers. 

Bali bowls Gyan Bharti to victory
New Delhi, December 6
A devastating 5 for 14 bowling spell by Kapil Bali and a fine knock of 43 by Puneet Singh helped Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy bet Emu Plains Club by 58 runs during their Australian tour match. 

Amity School Cricket starts today
New Delhi, December 6
The Amity School of Insurance and Actual Science will organise a cricket tournament in aid of Amitasha, a non-government organisation working with girls living in slums. The tournament will feature a series of matches, stretched over a month and half, starting on December 7 at the Amity Campus in Noida.


Panel formed to examine tax reforms in Haryana
Gurgaon, December 6
The Haryana Government has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to look into the tax reform process in the state. This was revealed by Mr A. N. Mathur, Chief Secretary, while speaking at the 23rd annual general meeting of the Gurgaon Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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