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Metro security gets tangled
New Delhi, December 17
With barely a week to go before the prestigious Metro Rail becomes operational in the Capital, the Delhi Government is yet to adopt the Model System of Security on the pattern of European countries because of the reported differences in perception between it and the Raj Niwas here over the optimum number of personnel required.

’84 riot widows to meet Akal Takht Jathedar
New Delhi, December 17
Aggrieved over the ‘indifferent’ attitude of the Sikh leaders towards the 1984 riot victims, the widows of the incident today stated that they would meet Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti this weekend and urge him to direct the members of the community to view their problems sympathetically.



Beasts did not spare even mentally challenged
Ghaziabad, December 17
Four persons took a mentally challenged woman to a mango grove near Panch Watti in Khurja town and allegedly raped her throughout night.

Trader robbed as hundreds look on
New Delhi, December 17
Terror loomed large in Khari Baoli and Chandni Chowk following a daylight robbery in front of Masjid Fatehpuri this morning. The unidentified youths armed with knives robbed a trader of a large sum of money.

Marketing gurus offering freebies and a number of goodies to keep their date with the customers.All this, and heaven too!                                  
New Delhi, December 17
Santa may still be poring over the colossal wish list, but our marketing gurus have kept their date with the consumers. Freebies and great deals — read temptations — marking the Yuletide spirit have been announced expounding the beginning of the e ‘great Indian festive shopping season’.

Marketing gurus offering freebies and a number of goodies to keep their date with the customers.

Demolition squad faces violent mob, many hurt
Rewari, December 17
In the on-going campaign against unauthorised constructions in the controlled area, a squad equipped with JCB machines launched its demolition work on the Garhi-Bolni Road here today.

It may be curtains for Ahulana sugar mill
Sonepat, December 17
The management of the Chaudhary Devi Lal Sugar Mill at Ahulana village in this district is contemplating to close down the mill from December 21 as it had been suffering a loss of about Rs 12 lakh per day.



Vested interests ‘behind’ demolition drive
Gurgaon, December 17
The demolition drive by the Enforcement Wing of District Town and Country Planning Department against illegal constructions has raised eyebrows in the city. Most of the affected persons, whose buildings had been demolished during the last fortnight, alleged that their buildings had been built in accordance with the law.

828 buildings to be demolished in South Delhi
New Delhi, December 17
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has identified 828 unauthorised buildings and farmhouses in South Delhi for demolition under the DMC Act of 1957, Minister of State for Urban Development O. Rajagopal said today.

Noida roads  littered with garbage
Noida, December 17
Safai karamcharis, who are on strike under the banner of the Akhil Bharatiya Safai Mazdoor Congress, threw garbage on main roads and crossings in this industrial town to give vent to their anger.

Trust completes six years in the service of poor
Trustees of HCCT Anil Thareja, N. P. Thareja and Kaushalya Thareja with Municipal Councillor
New Delhi, December 17
The anniversary celebrations of the Human Care Charitable Trust, which completed six years of activities on August 26, were held last week in Saket. The function was held under the chairmanship of Mr N. P. Thareja, the managing trustee of the trust.
Trustees of HCCT Anil Thareja, N. P. Thareja and Kaushalya Thareja with Municipal Councillor Rohit Manchanda (second from left) at the anniversary function. 

Bandh in Panipat over threat to MC chief
Panipat, December 17
A near-total bandh was observed in the town on Monday to protest the threat issued against Municipal Council president Sanjay Bhatia allegedly by certain persons on December 13 outside the civic body office.

Protective fences being mounted on either side of the Yamuna Bridge
Protective fences being mounted on either side of the Yamuna Bridge near ITO to check the suicide rate and prevent people from throwing garbage into the river. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Able-bodied men to do patrol duty
Sonepat, December 17
The District Magistrate of Sonepat, Mr S. N. Roy, has promulgated the Punjab Village and Small Towns Act, 1918, making it obligatory for the able-bodied male adults to perform patrol duty round the clock for safeguarding the canals, minors and distributaries, bridges and bundhs in their villages in this district.

L-G wants more routes for RTV  buses in Dwarka
New Delhi, December 17
To ameliorate the inter-city transportation difficulties of residents within Dwarka, the Lieutenant-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, suggested that Transport Minister Ajay Maken and Commissioner (Transport) work out more routes for RTV buses as plying of DTC buses in the sub-city is economically not suitable at present.

Bhajan Lal discriminating: Birender Singh
Sonepat, December 17
Mr Birender Singh, member of the Central Election Committee of the Congress and former president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, has charged Mr Bhajan Lal with adopting discriminative attitude during the constitution of the executive committee of the HPCC.

Slaughterhouse to start functioning by January 26
Gurgaon, December 17
The Municipal Council will go ahead with its slaughterhouse project, the agitation by the residents against it notwithstanding. The Executive Officer of the municipality, Mr Y. S. Gupta, asserted that the project would go ahead on account of a directive of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

VAT should be hassle-free: Saathi
New Delhi, December 17
The value added tax to be introduced next year should be transparent, hassle-free and efficient in the process of implementation, the Delhi Finance Minister, Mr Mahinder Singh Saathi, said here today.

Penitent jeweller refunds money
New Delhi, December 17
The police and the Traders Association had to talk tough to a jeweller of South Extension, Part-1, to teach the niceties of dealing with elderly customers.

Power cut today



Infant rescued from kidnapper
New Delhi, December 17
A two-and-a-half-year-old child was rescued safely by the Sultanpuri police from a kidnapper. The kidnapper was a relative of the victim. The family members of the victim are resident of Prem Nagar.

  • Manpower racket busted

  • Man arrested for taking bribe

  • Two arrested for robbery

Security guard shot at, injured
Sonepat, December 17
Mr Surinder Kumar, a security guard, was injured after he was shot at by two persons while on duty at the main gate of an automobile shop at Kundli village, about 25 km from here, last night. According to a report, the injured guard has been sent to a trauma centre in Delhi for further treatment.


GIA welcomes cut in LADT
Gurgaon, December 17
The Gurgaon Industrial Association has expressed satisfaction over the state government’s decision of reducing the fees for the local area development tax and the change of land use.



Dressed to kill:
Her clothes are a seamless work of art
ot a stitch out of place is how designer Vijaylakshmi describes her work. “I am a perfectionist and cannot compromise on quality,” she asserts. The designer is known in the fashion circuit for her immaculate finishes. “This is perhaps because of the fact that I grew up in Gwalior, where they pay attention to the insides as much as outside, I make it a point to have well-finished insides as well.” Her apparels are appealing and consummate.

Dressed to kill: A model sports Corporate Colours.

  • Winter wows

  • Stay-on colours

  • For women

  • Mosaic 2002

  • Jewellery mart


Liver ICU opened at Noida hospital
Noida, December 17
A liver ICU was inaugurated at the Centre for Liver and Digestive Diseases, Metro Hospital here recently. This facility is being offered for the first time in Noida and East Delhi and will be available for patients with advanced liver and gastrointestinal diseases.

Health camp at Mandi Khera receives good response
Mandi Khera (Gurgaon), December 17
A 10-day health camp, organised by the district administration exclusively for the handicapped, has received good response from the residents of the area. The camp, organised by the District Red Cross Society, is the first of its kind in this district.



Allwyn and National win in DSA League
New Delhi, December 17
The defending champions Allwyn Hindustan Football Club and runners-up Mayor-Indian National FC recorded identical victories over their respective opponents in group A and B preliminary matches of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Annual Open Clubs Senior Division football League Championship being played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ground here today.

The Deputy Director of Education (West District), Ms Daljeet Kaur giving away the prizes
The Deputy Director of Education (West District), Ms Daljeet Kaur giving away the prizes to the winners during a function of Zone 18 at Janak Puri in the Capital.

Mohit cracks ton for Pan Business
New Delhi, December 17
A swashbuckling knock by Mohit Vadhera 118 n o (12/4, 3/6) helped Pan Business List beat Ansal Sports and Cultural Club by 104 in the final of the Suntan Cup played at Palam Ground. After winning the toss, PBL made 241 for 5 wickets in 28 overs.

Sachin powers Meerut varsity to win
Meerut, December 17
A brilliant century 112 by Sachin Yadav and deadly bowling 4/37 by Nazar Khan helped Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, beat H N Bahuguna University, Gharwal, by 125 runs in quarterfinals of the North Zone University Cricket Championship at Victoria Park cricket ground here today.

Vikas Dalal hits century for St Giri
New Delhi, December 17
A fine century (139) by Vikas Dalal and another good knock by Bhupender Yadav (57) helped St Giri Public School, Sector 3, Rohini beat Aryavart Sports Club by 2 wickets in the league match of the first St Giri Under-17 Cricket Tournament at Paschim Vihar Sports Complex Ground. Vikas received the Man of the Match award.

Mizoram boys lift Subroto Cup
New Delhi, December 17
Holy Heart School, Aizwal, Mizoram showed their real prowess by overcoming a spirited challenge from Namchi Sports School, Sikkim 2-1 and lifted the Subroto Sub-Junior Cup for the first time. Vanlal Ruata (7), star striker of Mizoram, put them ahead in the 15th minute.

Sunil, Suresh shine
New Delhi, December 17
Fine batting by Delhi Ranji selector Sunil Khanna (58, 8/4) and Suresh Batra (60, 7/4) helped Veterans Cricket Association of Delhi beat Roshanara Club, Delhi, by 14 runs in a friendly cricket match, being played at Roshanara Club ground on Monday. Roshanara club won the toss and put veterans to bat first.

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