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BJP men attack Dalit rally
Fifty-two injured
Meerut, December 8
More than 200 workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuv Jan Sabha, armed with lathis, hockey sticks, cricket wickets and firearms, attacked activists of the Rashtriya Juta Brigade severely. The police had to use force to restore peace.

Guru’s martyrdom day observed with devotion
New Delhi, December 8
The martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed in the Capital today at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib with great devotion.
Devotees at a langar on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur Devotees at a langar on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur in the Capital on Sunday.— Tribune Photo

A girl taking a close look at one of the displays at the chrysanthemum show
A girl taking a close look at one of the displays at the chrysanthemum show at Dilli Haat in the Capital on Sunday. - Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Two dreaded criminals shot dead
Ghaziabad, December 8
The gunning down of two dreaded criminals, Jatinder Bhure who was carrying an award of Rs 5,000 on his head and his companion Jatinder Jat alias Neelu, in an encounter yesterday in Kaushambi residential colony of Ghaziabad has brought considerable relief to the traders of Western UP and the police.

Consumer Forum issues notice to HUDA
Gurgaon, December 8
The policy of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in the allotment of alternate plots has once again come under the scanner with the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF) issuing show cause notice to its personnel for flouting its order made in favour of a consumer (original allottee).

Shivani murder, Parliament attack: Blame them on Vaastu deficiency
New Delhi, December 8
An expert, who claimed that Indian Parliament is ‘Vaastu deficient’ and the problems it has been facing over the decades are due to its ‘circular structure and west-facing entrance’, has now said that the ‘Indian Express’ journalist Shivani Bhatnagar’s gruesome death, R. K. Sharma’s present state and the sex scandal about Sai Baba’s ashram were due to ‘bad Vaastu’.

Work on road not to be over before Surajkund fest
Faridabad, December 8
The four-laning work of the Badkhal-Surajkund road here is likely to be completed in January next year. The widening of the 13-km road was started a few months ago with a view to providing an easy access to south Delhi and the Surajkund area, a familiar tourist spot. 


SP to protest against development charge
Bhiwani, December 8
The Haryana Samajwadi Party has decided to oppose the development charges imposed by the Municipal Council in the town. Stating this here today the state vice-president of the party, Mr Ramesh Verma, said that demonstration would be staged in protest against the imposition of development charges on outer colonies of the town.

  • Beware of infected blood

A jolly good daredevil who shot down enemy planes
Noida, December 8
Trevor Joseph Keelor, who had the distinction of being the first IAF pilot to have shot down an enemy aircraft in a dogfight, was a happy-go-lucky boy. He was also an excellent sportsman and all-round athlete at school and a popular officer in IAF.

Currency notes worth lakhs shredded by fodder-cutting machine
Sonepat, December 8
Shredded currency notes worth lakhs of rupees were recovered at Barona village yesterday, some 15 km from here. The notes were found shredded in a fodder-cutting machine. According to a report, the Kharkhauda police have seized the notes and further investigations are in progress. The police are also looking for one Aman who had hidden the currency notes inside the fodder.


Two booked for killing criminal
Sonepat, December 8
The police have registered a case of murder against Jatinder and his associate, Chandi, in connection with the alleged shooting dead of a dreaded criminal, Krishan Kumar, of Bhainswal Kalan village on the night of December 6.

3 women among 5 injured in road accident 
Sonepat, December 8
At least five persons, including three women, were seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling overturned on the G.T. Road near Bhigan village, about 10 km from here last evening.

Gang of Bangladeshi robbers busted
New Delhi, December 8
The North-West district police today claimed to have busted a desperate gang of Bangladeshi robbers with the arrest of 14 suspects, including three middlemen (Dalals) from Saraswati Vihar and Shaheen Bagh near Jamia Millia Islamia.

215 Bangladeshis arrested, 114 deported
The Intelligence Department of the Noida police have arrested 215 Bangladeshis and deported 114 others back to Bangladesh over the last one year. They were living illegally here. It is learnt that cases against 103 Bangladeshis were pending in the court.

Gun fired at a marriage party blinds one
Noida, December 8
Firing shots at the time of marriage is quite common in northern India, especially when the marriage party accompanies the groom to the bride’s house. In one such marriage party, where the baraat had come from Alwar in Rajasthan to Rohi Batta village under the Javer police station, gunshots fired by one Kanwar Pal Singh reportedly hit another member of the marriage party, Laxman Singh, as a result of which the latter lost his eyesight.


High-tech films that lend true-to-life colour to prints launched
indal Photo Films, the leading manufacturer of photographic products, has announced the launch of Fujicolor Crystal X-TRA 400 high-speed 35mm colour negative films.


Three Haryana students excel in science expo
Panipat, December 8
It was a big day for the three students of Haryana, when their models won critical acclaim at the 29th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition, held in Hyderabad. According to the information received here, the model of Sanjeev Kumar, a student of Arya Senior Secondary School, Panipat, on rail safety prepared under the guidance of Dr R. K. Garg, was the pick of lot, won applause from the participants from India and abroad.

Students create world of wonder & fantasy
Birla Vidya Niketan celebrated its annual day last week. Former President K. R. Narayanan was the chief guest at the event, which was held at Siri Fort Auditorium. The students transported the audience into a world of fantasy, wonder and excitement. 
Birla Vidya Niketan Principal Madhu Chandra, Chairperson Sarala Devi Birla and former President of India K. R. Narayanan at the annual day function of the school.
Birla Vidya Niketan Principal Madhu Chandra, Chairperson Sarala Devi Birla and former President of India K. R. Narayanan
  • GHPS celebrates annual day
  • Woman power on stage
  • Spectrum of human emotions

Practice is the key to perfection

he Roman civilization reached the pinnacle of its glory, not in a day, but through hard toil, over hundreds of years. Behind great success there is cumulative and arduous labour. There are no short cuts to success in life.

Resentment in MDU over reducing distance classes
Bhiwani, December 8
Resentment prevails among students against the Maharishi Dayanand University authorities on shortening the graduation level classes by its Directorate of Distance Education.


Mega event to mark golden jubilee of Pt Jasraj’s career
New Delhi, December 8
A voice that has enthralled audiences for over 50 years has chosen to reward his admirers with a special rendition of his songs. Pandit Jasraj, renowned classical vocalist, who completes 50 years of his career, will be a part of a spectacular nationwide event, ‘Golden Voice Golden Years’ on December 14 and 15. The music mogul will present some of the finest and pristine compositions in the history of Indian classical music.
Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj: Doyen of Indian classical vocal.


Delhi bag three golds in taekwondo
New Delhi, December 8
Delhi bagged three more gold medals on the concluding day of the 17th National Taekwondo Championship at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Sunday. Delhi also annexed two silver and five bronze medals.

New Stars record  big victory
New Delhi, December 8
New Stars defeated Delhi Stars 6-1, after leading by 2-1 at half time, to enter the quarter-final of the fifth DDA Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday. New Stars will take on Northern Railway in the quarter-final.

India-New Zealand series on Star Sports
New Delhi:
India, after their recent success in away series in England, Sri Lanka and at home against West Indies, now look forward to a series victory in New Zealand when they take on the Kiwis in a two-Test and seven one-day international series. If India manage to upstage the Kiwis in their own backyard, India would be recording a Test series victory abroad after a gap of 16 years.

G E Capital trounce Aviva
New Delhi, December 8
G E Capital trounced Aviva Life Insurance by 41 runs in the fourth quarter-final match of the second Eventus Cup Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority ground. Arjit and Ashok put on a 67-run fourth-wicket partnership to star in G E Capital’s knock.

  • Automotive win

Hindustan, Goans collect full points
New Delhi, December 8
Defending champions Hindustan Club and Goans recorded narrow victories in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium East ground on Sunday.

Shastri Club beat Central Bank
New Delhi, December 8
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeated Central Bank by 25 runs in an A-I Division match in the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex. 

Kurash championship


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