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Water crisis: Farmers flee Narnaul 
Narnaul (Mahendragarh), December 7
Residents of the villages falling under the Narnaul subdivision of Mahendragarh district continue to suffer due to acute shortage of water. This has adversely affected their farming activities, the main source of livelihood. With the passage of time, and with no succour from the state government, the condition of rural people appears to be getting worse.

Child marriage: Twenty, including 15-yr-old groom, land in jail
Meerut, December 7
It was a marriage that was not to be. The relatives and the groom, Gajesh, came in a grand baraat to take the bride, Mamta, home today. But in the end, 20 of them including the groom, his father, uncle and brother, landed in jail.

Criminal shot dead by 3 youths
Sonepat, December 7
A dreaded criminal, Krishan Kumar, was shot dead by three motorcycle-borne unidentified youths at Bhainswal Kalan village, about 25 km from here, last night.

Shri Ram Centre in the Capital was witness to a dialogue in dance, ‘Dust’, on Friday. Choreographed by Anita Ratnam and Mark Taylor
Shri Ram Centre in the Capital was witness to a dialogue in dance, ‘Dust’, on Friday. Choreographed by Anita Ratnam and Mark Taylor, the vibrant exchange was presented by Natya Ballet Centre. Photo by Anil Sharma

Cine star Amisha Patel and Vandana Luthra inaugurating a new beauty and fitness centre at Pitampura in the Capital.

Rly Minister comes a-visiting today 
Sonepat, December 7
The visit of the Union Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, to this city tomorrow, the second after he became the Railway Minister, has come as a boon to railway passengers, particularly the daily commuters. Sonepat railway station has been given a facelift, roads repaired, pavements cleaned of weeds and grass, storm water ducts cleared and opened and welcome arches bedecked with flowers erected in and around the railway station.

Harassed husbands to fast on Human Rights Day
New Delhi, December 7
The cuckolded and the henpecked, reduced to jocular referrals, might have saved themselves the fate had they thought of approaching a human rights organisation. Men, or should we say harassed men, in the 21st century certainly have learnt the rules of the game even if it means following the steps of their female counterparts.

DSP in the dock for rape
Ghaziabad, December 7
A case of rape has been filed in the Sihani Gate police station against Circle Officer (DSP) O. P. Kapur posted in Ghaziabad district. He has been charged under half a dozen sections, 376, 311, 354, 323, 504 and 508, of the IPC. A woman Congress worker of Nand Gram had lodged a complaint against O. P. Kapur for rape. After an inquiry by the SP City, a case has now been formally registered against the police officer.

MP’s Land Cruiser involved in 2 accidents
New Delhi, December 7
The Delhi Police were today trying to ascertain if the Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to Rajya Sabha MP D .P. Yadav, which was involved in at least two road accidents in different parts of the Capital late last night, was being driven by him or someone else. At least four persons, including a British national, were injured in the accidents.

Grand nagar kirtan marks martyrdom day
New Delhi:
The martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed at Gurdwara Sis Ganj in the Capital with a grand nagar kirtan conducted by Panj Piaras. Senior members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee took part in the kirtan.


Chautala’s claim on MNCs coming to Haryana disputed
Sonepat, December 7
The president of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has disputed the claim of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala that many multinational companies and other NRIs have agreed to set-up their industries in Haryana. He said that no major industry by foreign company had been set-up in the state during the past three years since Mr Chautala came to power.

Nitish lays foundation stone of rail siding
Rewari, December 7
The Union Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, laid the foundation stone of the rail siding at the Inland Container Depot here today. He was accompanied by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, his Cabinet colleagues, members of Parliament and senior officials of the Rail Department, Container Corporation of India and the Haryana Warehousing Corporation.
Union Railway Minister Nitish Kumar and Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala
Union Railway Minister Nitish Kumar and Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala at the foundation laying ceremony of the rail siding at Rewari on Saturday. 

New political party with employment agenda floated 
Rewari, December 7
A new political party, ‘Haryana Rozgar Manch’ has been floated by Dr Satbir Singh, Mr Banwari Lal and their associates to provide an alternative to the people of Haryana who are now yearning for a change.

Ram Mandir to be built during Cong rule: VHP
Sonepat, December 7
The vice-president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Acharya Giriraj Kishore, has predicted that the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya would be completed during the regime of the Congress as the BJP had shown indifference to the cause of Hindus.

Royalty to peasantry: Girl child unwanted
he recent rape of a medical student in the national Capital in broad daylight received much public attention and widespread condemnation and expression of concern over the sense of insecurity experienced by women in cities like Delhi.

Kalinjar: The erstwhile Chandela stronghold is quite a fort to see
ocated in the ancient land of Jejakbhukti, Bundelkhand, the Kalinjar fort is situated at a height of 700 ft in the Vindhya ranges and is accessible through seven gateways — the Alamgir Darwaza, Ganesh Dwar, Chauburji Darwaza, Buddh Bhandra Darwaza, Hanuman Dwar, Lal Darwaza and Bara Darwaza.

CSE unveils Agarwal Clean Air Model for Delhi
New Delhi, December 7
The former Chief Justice of India, Justice B. N. Kirpal, unveiled the Clean Air Model, originally conceived by Mr Anil Agarwal, in a public meeting organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recently. In fact, Anil Agarwal is the founder director of the CSE.

Need to develop positive social traits emphasised 
Faridabad December 7
The need to seek inspiration from some of the developed countries so that we dedicate our self to the cause of the country, was emphasised by Mr Rajender Beesla, the MLA from Ballabhgarh.

Infants burnt alive 
Rewari, December 7
Two infants, Bal Raj and Panjabi, were killed when a cottage was set on fire by some villagers in Mundhalia village, about 8 km from here last evening. Ghanshyam, a resident of Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, along with his wife, one daughter and five sons, had been living in that cottage for the past several months.
  • Erratic power supply
  • Schoolgirl killed, traffic blocked
  • Girl, mother commit suicide

Parks handed over to RWAs 
Faridabad, December 7
The District Administration handed over four more parks to the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) for overall supervision and maintenance. The authorities, therefore, has handed over about a dozen parks so far.


One killed as worker goes on a stabbing spree 
Noida, December 7
Dinesh Rai, a worker in a factory in Sector 57, stabbed his employer, Rajiv Shukla, and four others over a monetary dispute. One of the workers later succumbed to his injuries in a government hospital. According to the police of Sector 58, Dinesh and his brother, Shailesh, worked at T.I.Ltd in C-19, Sector 57.

Member of Russian cultural group found dead
New Delhi, December 7
A member of a Russian cultural group was found dead under mysterious circumstance at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Connaught Place. The deceased Pavel Shevtsov, who was staying in Room No.1123, was found dead this evening.

Three injured in road accidents
Three persons were injured last evening, one of them seriously, when they were hit by a vehicle on G.T.Road near Kundli village about 25 km from here. They were crossing the road when the accident occurred.


Corporate responsibility to protect air must be listed
Faridabad, December 7
A detailed and comprehensive draft charter on the corporate responsibility for environment protection must be prepared to ensure that industry, especially the cement manufacturing units, is able to keep the ambient air pollution level well within the permissible limit.


GGSI University exams from Dec 9
New Delhi, December 7
The end term examinations of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and its affiliated institutes for B.Tech, BBA, LLB and MCA programmes shall commence from December 9, 2002. The date sheets are available on the website of the university.


Air medical evacuation – a new lease of life
nwilling to accept the physician’s final opinion on the irreversible condition of patients, relatives are now exploring the best possible option of medical air evacuation. Leaving no stone unturned in saving the life of their kith and kin, persons across the country are opting for the best in emergency medical services by committing payments to packages covering return fares by private taxis and expert medical attention during the evacuation.

Good news! Leucoderma is curable now
major breakthrough has been achieved in the form of Laser assisted Melanocyte (Pigment cells) transplantation to treat leucoderma. Now patients with large and stable patches of leucoderma, which were not responsive to medical therapy and were thought to be incurable, can look forward to get back normal skin colour.


Dushyant, Priyanka lift gold for Delhi
New Delhi, December 7
Dushyant Dahiya of Delhi lifted the 52-kg gold in the 13-18 years age category for boys while Priyanka Deshbandhu struck gold in the 22-28kg weight in the girls section in the 17th National Taekwondo Championship held at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.

Ram, Pavneet emerge best athletes
New Delhi, December 7
Ram Niwas of Dyal Singh College and Pavneet Kaur Chimni of Jesus and Mary College, emerged as the best athletes in the men’s and women’s section respectively in the three-day Inter-College Athletic Meet of the Delhi University, which concluded at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on Saturday.

Academy Club edge past Stance
New Delhi, December 7
Academy Club fought back to edge past Stance Club 7-6 after leading by 2-0 at half time, in the fifth DDA Invitational Hockey Championship at the Shivaji Stadium on Saturday.

Kalyan scores hattrick
New Delhi, December 7
Kalyan Pal scored a hattrick as Indian Air Force (New Delhi) scored a 3-1 victory against Shahdara in a Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium East ground. The Airmen led by 2-0 at half time.

  • Sapient win

Deendayal TT from Dec 31
New Delhi, December 7
The All-India Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament will be conducted by the Delhi Table Tennis Association under the auspices of the Polio Unmoolan Sports Committee, from December 31 to January 4, at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.

  • Anuj slams 89


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