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Two UP cops held in Atma Ram case
New Delhi, December 12
More than three months after the kidnap-cum-murder of Delhi Congress corporator Atma Ram Gupta, Delhi police today claimed to have arrested two Uttar Pradesh police personnel while a hunt was on to trace a third one in connection with the sensational crime.
The arrested UP policemen being brought to the Capital The arrested UP policemen being brought to the Capital. — Tribune Photo

30 booked for assault on cops
Sonepat, December 12
The Gohana police have registered a case against 30 persons of Ahulana on the charges of arson and assault on policemen as well as causing damage to the property of Chaudhary Devi Lal Sugar Mill. However, names of none of the accused persons have been mentioned in the FIR, it is stated.


Encroachments in Lajpat Nagar market removed
New Delhi, December 12
A squad of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi accompanied by a large number of police personnel today descended on the Central Market in Lajpat Nagar and removed many encroachments and unauthorised constructions.

The MCD demolition squad in action at Central Market in Lajpat Nagar in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
The MCD demolition squad in action at Central Market in Lajpat Nagar

Govt wants to lower peak power demand 
New Delhi, December 12
The Government of NCT of Delhi wants to bring down the peak demand for electricity from 3100 megawatt (MW) to a “sustainable” 2000 MW. The modalities of achieving the target are still to be worked out. One of the options of the government is to coax Delhiites into saving on power.

No more summer of discontent?
New Delhi, December 12
The power utilities do not seem to share Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s fears of another summer of discontent. It is perhaps indicative of the ‘disconnect’ between the power utilities and their political bosses.

Finally, 25 buses for women in First City
New Delhi, December 12
Given a choice, the women in Delhi would not even step into the First City’s crowded buses leave alone travel in them. Apart from the usual experience of encountering pickpockets, the passengers have to devise ways of dealing with drunkards, voyeurs, maniacs and even rude and apathetic driving staff. Travel in the overcrowded buses has always been an ordeal for women.

Patients of thalassaemia sweat blood for survival
Faridabad, December 12
Patients of deadly disease thalassaemia, especially children, are facing numerous problems here due to lack of facilities of blood transfusion and necessary medicines. As a result, the patients and their relatives have to rush to Delhi hospitals after 15 days for change of blood.

Lead content in Noida groundwater high
Noida, December 12
There are reports of an alarming increase in the lead content of groundwater in Noida. A test report from the Pollution Control Board laboratory recently found that one litre water here contains 3,000 milligrams of lead particles, which, according to experts, can adversely affect the digestive system of people. This, in turn, can give rise to a number of diseases.

No mid-day meals: HC notice to Delhi Govt
New Delhi:
The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the city government and two civic bodies in the Capital for failing to supply mid-day meals to primary school students.


Autorickshaw drivers protesting against the government move to impound three-wheelers without electronic meters
Autorickshaw drivers protesting against the government move to impound three-wheelers without electronic meters in front of the Delhi Secretariat in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo

Devi Lal loyalist lashes out at Chautala
Rewari, December 12
Mr Jogender Singh Hooda, a staunch supporter of late Devi Lal and now the president of a non-political organisation, Haryana Loktantra Raksha Manch, is sore at the “neglect” of dedicated party activists by the top brass of ruling INLD even as it embraced defectors.

SYL: CM urged to call all-party meeting
Sonepat, December 12
Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, MP and vice-president of the Haryana BJP, urged Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today to immediately convene an all-party meeting to consider the issue of construction of the SYL canal in the Punjab territory in the wake of the Supreme Court’s orders. This, he said, would safeguard the interests of the farmers in the state.

Delhi-Rewari DMU service on anvil
New Delhi, December 12
The Centre has plans to introduce a metre gauge DMU service between Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Rewari to cater to the needs of the Delhi-Rewari section. The Minister of State for Railways, Mr Bandaru Dattatraya, informed the Lok Sabha that the DMU service would be introduced in 2002-03. However, he said there was no proposal to increase the frequency of trains on the broad gauge line between Delhi and Rewari.

December, an ‘unwell’ month for officials!
Sonepat, December 12
It’s December. It’s the month officers and subordinate staff of most of the government officers “fall ill’. This year too, the staff in government offices in the city and other parts of the city have kept their date with December.

It takes a court order to file an FIR, after six yrs 
Ghaziabad, December 12
In western UP, if you want to file an FIR, you need the recommendation of a senior police, civil officer, political leader or a court order. It is exactly what has happened in Ghaziabad, where the police registered a report concerning a fraud and assault case six years after the incident took place and that too on the specific orders of a court.

CBI probe sought into scribe’s murder 
Rohtak, December 12
Various journalists’ organisations and political and apolitical outfits organised a joint demonstration here yesterday to press for a CBI inquiry into the murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chandra Chhattarpati. The demonstrators submitted a memorandum addressed to the Union Home Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, and the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, in this regard to the Deputy Commissioner of Rohtak.

Vajpayee receives epic work on G.B.Pant
New Delhi, December 12
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today received a set of 18 volumes of “Selected Works of Govind Ballabh Pant”, edited by noted historian B.R.Nanda at his residence here.

Coast Guards celebrates silver jubilee
New Delhi, December 12
Indian Coast Guards celebrated their 25 years of service to the nation. Guided by its motto, ‘Vayam Rakshamah’, meaning ‘we protect’, the Indian Coast Guards protects the country’s sea and maritime zones.

Models at the silver jubilee ball, organised by Neelam Saxena on the occasion of the celebration of 25 years of Indian Coast Guards. 
Models at the silver jubilee ball, organised by Neelam Saxena on the occasion of the celebration of 25 years of Indian Coast Guards


Spate of dacoities in Faridabad
Faridabad, December 12
The district is witnessing a spurt in crimes with incidents of loot, robberies and thefts becoming a routine affair. At least a dozen incidents of loot and housebreaks have taken place in the past few days.

Murder accused falls in police net
New Delhi, December 12
With the arrest of Vinod, alias Master, North-West district police today claimed to have worked out a sensational murder case which occurred in Bakhtawarpur village. The suspect was arrested from Saint Stephens Hospital near Mori Gate where he had gone to meet someone. 


MDU to introduce job-oriented courses
Rohtak, December 12
Funds amounting to 32 per cent of the total budget of Maharshi Dayanand University are allocated for the academic programmes of the university departments and the unit cost of education for postgraduate, M.Phil/Ph.D in these departments is about Rs 60,000.

Guest faculty to be paid more
Rohtak, December 12
The Executive Council of Maharshi Dayanand University has approved enhancement of payment to the guest faculty and fixed the upper ceiling of honorarium at Rs 10,000 per month from Rs 5,000.


The poise of his strokes defines his art
An exhibition of oils on canvas and watercolours by Niladri Paul is on at Art Indus. Inaugurating the event, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj said, “Very few artists can capture the grace and rhythm of ‘abhinaya’ the way Niladri has with his masterful use of colours”. 
  • Themes of  spirituality
  • Creative consultancy
  • Colourful tiles
Niladri Paul’s exposition showcases the artist’s fascination with colours


15 polio cases confirmed in Haryana
Rohtak, December 12
The Director, Health Services, Haryana, Mr B. S. Dahiya, today revealed that so for 15 wild virus polio cases had been confirmed in the state this year. Six of these cases had been reported from Faridabad, four in Gurgaon, two in Sonepat and one each in Ambala and Hisar districts.


Northern Rly lift Dhyan Chand Trophy
New Delhi, December 12
The Northern Railway have lifted the coveted DDA Dhyan Chand Trophy by defeating FCI (NZ) by 6-4 in the tiebreaker. In the regulation period, the teams were locked in a 1-1 draw. FCI (NZ) took the lead in the ninth minute of the game when Vipul scored through a penalty corner.
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor with the winning team.
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Vijai Kapoor with the winning team

Allwyn-Hindustan, IAF go through in DSA league
New Delhi, December 12
Defending champions, Allwyn-Hindustan F.C. and former league champions, Indian Air Force (New Delhi) struggled hard to beat their respective rivals in group-A and B preliminary matches of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship, being played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (East) ground here today.

Dena Bank beat Chand Khanna in DDCA league
New Delhi, December 12
Dena Bank beat Chand Khanna Club by 55 runs in the DDCA senior A division at Air Port A Ground. Scores: Dena Bank: 186 for 7 in 35 overs (Aditya Jain 73 n o, Pradeep Gupta 24, Suhail Rauf 4/32).

Himansh Kala to lead Delhi TT team
New Delhi, December 12
Himansh P. Kala of Central Bank of India will lead the Delhi Table Tennis team for the ensuing National Games to be held at Hyderabad from December 16 to 21. Men's Team: Himansh P. Kala (Capt), Rajiv Ghai, Joginder Singh Bisht, Nitin Mahajan, and Ajay Jha.

Delhi Table Tennis team for the National Games to be held at Hyderabad. 
Delhi Table Tennis team for the National Games


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