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Two terrorists killed; third escapes
Capital put on red alert 
New Delhi, December 14
The Delhi Police and the intelligence agencies have sounded a red alert for a suspected terrorist who managed to escape after two of his alleged accomplices were killed in an encounter with the personnel of the Special Cell of the Delhi Police in the Tughlaqabad area in the early hours of this morning.

Personnel of the Special Cell of the Delhi Police taking the body of a suspected terrorist, killed in an encounter near Tughlakabad   In video (28k, 56k)

Personnel of the Special Cell of the Delhi Police taking the body of a suspected terrorist, killed in an encounter near Tughlakabad on Saturday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

In all their glory
In all their glory: Models sport outfits by Vijaylakshmi during a fashion show in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Wheat worth crores going to waste in Sonepat
Sonepat, December 14
Thousands of bags of wheat worth several crores of rupees, procured by the state and Central Government agencies, are lying in the open in the new grain market and the godown of the Food and Supplies Department due to the non-availability of space in the covered godowns in the city and elsewhere in the district.

Farmers cause heavy losses to government
Sonepat, December 14
The Haryana Government has been suffering a huge financial loss on account of cuts made by the farmers in the canals, distributaries and minors to irrigate their fields under rabi crops. According to a report, erratic supply of canal water even during the rotation period and the lack of winter rains were the main cause of the cuts in the canal network falling under the jurisdiction of the Gohana Water Service Division in the district. The authorities concerned have always remained silent spectators and they have utterly failed to check such cases effectively.

Crime against women dipping: Gupta
New Delhi, December 14
Almost a month after the Maulana Azad Medical College rape case created a furore in the Capital, the Delhi Police Commissioner, Mr R S Gupta, said today that they are planning to increase the number of women recruits from three per cent to 10 per cent, in a move to prevent crime against women and sensitise the force.

Teacher murder case reopened
Bhiwani, December 14
The police have started investigating afresh the murder of a teacher who died under mysterious circumstances some three months back. The body was recovered from a canal near Ghasola village under Charkhi Dadri subdivision. The official sources disclosed that the police have recorded the statements of several persons of Ghasola village in this connection today. 

Gt Noida cuts interest rates for investors
Noida, December 14
The Greater Noida administration has reduced the interest rates on payment of allotment of plots for Indian and foreign investors to 12 and 15 per cent respectively from the previous rates of 14 and 17 per cent.

DCP put under suspension
New Delhi December 14
The Ministry of Home Affairs has finally put Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), New Delhi district Manoj Kumar Lall under suspension. The action was taken following recommendations of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). He has been charged with leading a police assault on JD (U) MP Devender Prasad Yadav.


Punjab CM’s view on SYL canal unfortunate: LJP
Rohtak, December 14
The Lok Janshakti Party described the recent statement of the Punjab Chief Minister expressing his reluctance towards completion of the SYL canal and providing Haryana’s share of water as unfortunate.

Mayawati’s Gujarat visit a morale booster
Rewari, December 14
UP Chief Minister and BSP Vice-President Mayawati’s recent flamboyant electioneering in Gujarat in support of the BJP has virtually proved to be a morale booster for party activists who have intensified their activities in Haryana too.

Religion should unite hearts 

f you enter the Bahai House of Worship in Delhi, one of the most visited spots in the national Capital and known as the Lotus Temple, what you will admire more than the fascinating architecture is the teaching of the faith: the oneness of God, oneness of religions and oneness of mankind. The temple authorities have recently completed the construction of an information center, which had taken five years to build.

ISRO Chairman gets Bhoovigyan Award
New Delhi, December 14
The Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K. Kasturirangan and Dr R. S. Sangwan, Senior Lecturer at University College, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, are among the winners of the 2002 Bhoovigyan Awards.

Bhiwani: ‘Little Kashi’ fascinates tourists & pilgrims alike
ocated on a tributary of the river Ganga and to the north east of the great Indian Thar, Bhiwani has emerged as a promising industrial township. The surrounding region includes outlying hills of the Aravalli range. The town was selected by the British in 1817 AD as a free-market site.

Mr Ajay Maken, Minister of Transport, during the inauguration of "Ladies Special" bus
Mr Ajay Maken, Minister of Transport, during the inauguration of “Ladies Special” bus service in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Residents in a quandary over colonies’ regularisation
Bhiwani, December 14
With the announcement of the state to review its earlier decision to regularise unauthorised colonies, the residents and the municipal council are now in a state of uncertainty. Those who have deposited development charges with the municipal council in response to the notices are much worried at the decision. The council has stopped sending further notices to the residents who have not made the deposits.

RVC celebrates 223rd Raising Day
Meerut, December 14
The 223rd Rasing Day of the Remount and Veterinary Corps was celebrated by the RVC Centre and School, Merrut, here. The Commandant of the RVC Centre and School, Brigadier B. S. Pawar, inaugurated the celebration in the morning. Several cultural and sports events were also organised by the RVC centre and school. Brig Pawar given away the prizes to winners.

Unemployment rate among Tibetans rises 
The unemployment rate among the Tibetan youth, living as refugees in India, has risen to 80 per cent in year 2002. This was mainly due to no avenues of training and minimal employment opportunities for them.

Turban-tying competition
New Delhi, December 14
A turban-tying competition is going to be held in the Capital on December 15 at the Sant M S Karamjot Model School, Gurudwara Dera Baba Karam Singh, Rashid Market. The contest is being organised by the Servant of Humanity.

Sepoy cremated

The mortal remains of Sepoy Mukesh Kumar were consigned to flames with full state honours at his village Jharali near Charkhi Dadri subdivision yesterday. Recruited one-and-half-year back with 90 Punjab Regiment, Mukesh (21) was presently posted with Rashtriya Rifles.
  • Four killed
  • Tension in villages


Man kills wife, two sons and commits suicide
Rewari, December 14
In a tragically bizarre incident which occurred in Nangalia Ranmokh village under the Rohrai police station of Rewari district on Thursday night, a village youth, Raj Kumar (30), son of Jai Lal, first killed his wife Urmilla (26)and both his sons, Vikas (7) and Pankaj (4), with a sharp-edged hatchet and then hanged himself to death.

Man shot dead in front of brother
Jhajjar, December 14
One person was shot dead in Badli village of the district by an assailant from the same place late last evening. According to information, Devender, son of Narayan, has reported to the police that he was taking tea at a stall at the village bus stop when his brother, Krishan, also arrived there.

Computers stolen from Murthal school
Sonepat, December 14
At least four computers were reportedly stolen from Government Senior Secondary School at Murthal, 8 km from here, last night. According to a report, the school authorities have lodged an FIR with the Murthal police station.

Three held for robbery at railway station
New Delhi, December 14
The Delhi Police has arrested three persons on the charge of robbing Manjesh who had gone to Khera Kalan railway station to meet someone. While he was coming back, the suspects, Sandeep, Manoj and Ran Singh, robbed him. They were arrested today. Their other accomplices are absconding, the police said.

Newborn’s body found, mother held
Rewari, December 14
The body of a newborn, lying in a field near Rattanthal village under the Kosli police station in Rewari district, was recovered by the police on Sunday (December 8). The infant was buried after a post-mortem examination. The police have registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC (concealment of birth by secret disposal of body) against the unidentified unwed mother who had apparently thrown away the child there to avoid social stigma.


BSNL holds open house session
Faridabad, December 14
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) officials held an open house session at the service centre in Sector 23 here today to discuss various issues concerning consumer services. While Mr Anil Bhardwaj, Deputy General Manasger, BSNL, presided over the meeting, senior officials of the department were present on the occasion.


Computer programming course finishes
Sonepat, December 14
The two-week short-term training programme on computer programming organised by Mr Sujeet Lohan, a lecturer of computer science and engineering, concluded on the premises of the CR State College of Engineering at Murthal, 8 km from here, last evening.


Ponty to perform in India
New Delhi, December 14
Clara Ponty, daughter of the world’s most famous electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, will perform for the first time in India. The world-renowned pianist will perform in two cities in India — Delhi and Mumbai.


Haryana to be lice-free state 
arico Industries Limited, based in Mumbai, has taken upon itself the task of addressing the problem of lice among schoolchildren in Haryana and making it the first lice-free state in the country by 2010. Announcing this at the launch of Mediker coconut based anti-lice oil recently, Arvind Mehdiratta, head of marketing, Nature Care Division, Marico Industries Ltd, enumerated the merits of the ingredients used in the oil.
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Diapers for adults
  • Training for  medical officers
  • Research on  dandruff


Solitary goal win for  Mayor-Indian 
New Delhi, December 14
Last year’s runners-up Mayor-Indian National Football Club scored a solitary goal win in Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship against Sonik-Shahdara Football Club at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (East) ground here today.

Ashok Kumar upstages Vijay Kumar to pocket Noida Open
Noida, December 14
Rookie Ashok Kumar displayed maturity beyond his age, to pocket his first professional title on the Hero Honda golf tour, in the process upstaging seasoned campaigners like Vijay Kumar and Uttam Singh Mundy at the Noida Open 2002, being played at the par-72 Noida Golf Course here today.

  • Jasjeet wins amateur title

MEN OF IRON: The Powerlifting team of The Gym, Hudson Lane, won the first Delhi Master Powerlifting Championship.

WPP prevail over Infosys to claim Golden Stump Trophy
New Delhi, December 14
William Grant’s Corporate Cricket, the nation’s biggest and most exclusive corporate sporting event of the year, concluded after a successful completion of the Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi playoffs.  Played at the TERI Oval, the thrilling grand finale witnessed WPP emerge as the winners of the WGCC 2002, claiming the Golden Stump Trophy and win a chance to go to South Africa and watch the Cricket World Cup in person in 2003.

Under-25 cricketers short-listed 
New Delhi, December 14
At the senior selection committee meeting held today to shortlist Delhi state under-25 team, Mr Chetan Chauhan (Chairman), Mr Sunil Khanna, Mr Surinder Khanna, Mr Anil Jain, Mr Yashpal Sharma, senior coach and Mr Gursharan Singh, coach were present.


Drive to curb dogbite cases in Capital
New Delhi, December 14
A joint drive has been launched by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Government of the NCT of Delhi and the Society for Stray Canine Birth Control to curb dog bite cases in the Capital.


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