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One terrorist still at large
New Delhi, December 15
The third suspected terrorist who managed to escape while two of his alleged accomplices were killed in the early morning encounter near Tughlaqabad on Saturday continued to elude the police dragnet. 

NCERT gives itself full marks
New Delhi, December 15
Having delivered the first batch of textbooks prepared in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE) 2002, the NCERT is gloating over its achievements. This, despite the fact that the contents of certain books caused a furore among certain sections.

A flutist striking up a tune for his supper at the India Gate A flutist striking up a tune for his supper at the India Gate on Sunday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

A child artist performing during the annual day celebration of All India Crime Prevention Society
A child artist performing during the annual day celebration of All India Crime Prevention Society in the Capital on Sunday. 

All set to go places during the JK Tyre National Karting Championship at Pragati Maidan
All set to go places during the JK Tyre National Karting Championship at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Sunday. — Photos by Anil Sharma

Casino not as black as it is being painted, feels CM
Gurgaon, December 15
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said that starting casino facilities in the state would fetch a good revenue besides providing employment opportunities to the unemployed in the state. The opposition parties, he felt, are misleading the masses by announcing that opening of casinos would mislead the youth into gambling. He claimed that the casinos, which would be launched soon in the state, would not be exactly gambling dens, but a place where people from different walks of life can enjoy and entertain themselves.

‘With you, for you’ police operation, Haryana-style
Faridabad, December 15
It appears that the Haryana policemen have confined themselves to the formality of holding meetings and maintaining records in the name of ‘Operation Sadhbhavna’. The operation was launched recently by the police department to refurbish its image. The majority of people are unaware of the ‘campaign’.

Shoe unit catches fire, property worth lakhs gutted
New Delhi, December 15
Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed in a devastating fire which broke out in a shoe factory in Peeragarhi area in Udyogvihar this afternoon. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident.

Eight DMRC coaches arrive in Delhi
New Delhi, December 15
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has received eight new coaches from South Korea. The consignment reached New Delhi on Sunday. After these new coaches are put through trials, the DMRC will commission them into service on the Shahdara-Tis Hazari section that will begin ferrying commuters on December 24.


Bombastic Chautala befooling people: JD(U)
Sonepat, December 15
The President of the Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U), Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has condemned the announcement of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, with regard to the deregularisation of unauthorised residential colonies and described it as a joke on the people living in them.

Hooda gives call for peaceful struggle
Sonepat, December 15
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, has demanded a high-level probe into the recruitment of employees in Chaudhary Devi Lal Mills at Ahulana village in this district.

TV sets, fridges burnt as power lines get entangled
Sonepat, December 15
A large number of electronic goods, including colour TV sets, fridges, bulbs and tubes were burnt in the houses falling under the jurisdiction of Kumahran Gate Power House here yesterday after transmission lines got entangled with each other.

All-party call for Panipat bandh
Panipat, December 15
In protest against the threat to kill Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of the Municipal Council, Panipat, allegedly issued by four persons, an all-party action committee, at its meeting here yesterday decided to observe a bandh in the city on Monday.

Two youths hurt

Bhiwani, December 15
Two youths reportedly were injured in a road accident near village Kaliyana on Saturday. According to a report, a truck, which was going to Delhi, collided with a trailor near Kaliana village. The cleaner of the trailor Shiv Singh (27) sustained injuries. He was admitted to a civil hospital at Charkhi Dadri.

Four of a family killed

Sonepat: Four members of a family were reportedly killed last night by some unidentified armed persons while they were asleep in their house at Lehrara village about 3 km from here.
  • Lovelorn man kills beloved
  • Woman burnt to death


Currency racket unearthed, four held
Sonepat, December 15
With the arrest of four persons, the city police today claimed to have unearthed a fake currency racket. The four-member gang had been operating in parts of Haryana and Delhi since the past few months.

Girl gangraped
Faridabad, December 15
The local police have arrested seven persons, including a manager of a guesthouse, on charge of gangraping a girl. According to the statement of the father of the girl, his daughter went to market for shopping and the shopkeeper took her to a nearby guesthouse where four persons raped her.

Two held for smuggling animals
Faridabad, December 15
The police have arrested two persons on account of smuggling animals for slaughtering and seized the truck carrying 14 buffaloes and 41calves. According to report, police checked the vehicles near village Barsana near Charkhi Dadri. 


Fast forward: Make ice in a jiffy with Icemagic
hirlpool India has launched eight new refrigerator models in the country in both the frost-free as well as the direct cool segment. The company said these refrigerators were the country’s only fast forward ice system.


Education beyond classrooms
he Manavsthali organisation is holding its annual horse show at the Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj, on December 19. The Delhi Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, will be the chief guest at the function, which will showcase the riding skills of children from age 4 to 16.
  • CBSE Athletic Meet
  • Sports day at St. George’s
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Annual day celebrated
  • Murli Kartik felicitated
  • Fund-Raiser by modernites
  • Cultural pageant
  • Annual day at DPS
  • Talking ecology

Simplicity is the key to happiness

t is truly said that neither gold nor grandeur can render us happy because happiness is a state of mind, which can be attained only through simplicity. Both simplicity and happiness are interlinked and thus can’t be seen as two different entities.


Rs 3,500 fine slapped on telcom dept
Bhiwani, December 15
The District Consumer Complaint Redressal Forum has fined the Department of Telecommunications, Bhiwani, Rs 3,500 on account of serving incorrect bill to a consumer. In its complaint, Advocate Hari Singh Sangwan, said that in spite of paying all bills in time, the department sent a letter on July 16, 2001, asking to pay arrears Rs 7,000 for an outstanding bill of August 1, 1997.


Noida heart institute completes one year, gets ISO certification
Noida, December 15
As Kailash Heart Institute in Noida celebrates its first anniversary, it has another reason to celebrate. The hospital has been certified ISO 9001:2000 by the British Standard Institution, London. “Ours is the first hospital in Uttar Pradesh to get this,” said Dr Mahesh Sharma, CMD, Kailash Heart Institute.


Moonlight, IAF move up in DSA
New Delhi, December 15
Former league champions, Moonlight S.C. and Indian Air Force (New Delhi) recorded identical victories over their respective opponents in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-Sail Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship, being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (east) ground here today.

Pavneet Kaur, a rising star on athletic horizon
New Delhi, December 15
You cannot hide your talent under a bushel. Given the opportunity, true talent is bound to blossom. Pavneet Kaur Chimini has had the privileged background of hailing from a family of highly decorated hockey players. And she herself, as a natural corollary, took to the game like a duck to water. But as destiny would have it, she switched over to athletics, and slowly and surely, she is taking a firm foothold in the track events.

Karan Khanna helps Sonnet win
New Delhi, December 15
An attacking batting by Karan Khanna (81 runs, 4x10, 67 balls) helped Sonnet Club beat Sovereign Academy by 42 runs in the final match of 4th Little Masters (Under-13)Cricket Trophy at Major Dhyan Chand Sports Complex. Anil Sharma, president, United Delhi Cricket Academy, gave away the prizes.
The victorious Sonnet Club.
The victorious Sonnet Club

Former Delhi captain passes away 
New Delhi, December 15
Former Delhi Captain Ajit Kumar Narula passed away on Wednesday at his residence in Ghaziabad, following a massive heart attack. Narula (60) is survived by two sons and a daughter.

  • HSS enter semi-finals


JE suspended
Faridabad, December 15
When Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala attended the monthly meeting of the District Grievances and Redressal Committee here on Saturday evening, it resulted in the suspension of a Junior Engineer of the power department.


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