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Nine killed in factory fire
New Delhi, December 28
A plastic glass sheet factory was gutted at Samaipur Badli in North-West Delhi on Saturday At least nine persons, including a woman, were charred to death and eight injured in a fire which broke out after a furnace exploded in a plastic factory in Samaipur Badli area of North-West Delhi this morning. A portion of the factory collapsed in the fire.

A plastic glass sheet factory was gutted at Samaipur Badli in North-West Delhi on Saturday after a smelter on the premises blew up, spewing molten plastic at the workers employed in the unit. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

  • Another blaze

Curbs on autos extended in Faridabad
Faridabad, December 28
The district authorities have extended the restrictions on the plying of three-wheeler autorickshaws on all days and decided to regulate their movement on the basis of registration numbers.

Khanak mining work being restored
Bhiwani, December 28
The mining operations in Khanak quarry have been restored. Though an order had been received on December 21, work could be started only two days back. However, there was no official announcement in this regard.

Hundreds of phones ‘dead’ for three days
Panipat, December 28
With a major telephone exchange in the district—Naultha—developing a technical snag, thousands of residents of several villages have been cut off from the outside world since Thursday night.


A model after the total makeover at Spykar Style Lab
A model after the total makeover at Spykar Style Lab in the Capital on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph



Tehbazari comes to an end by Jan 1
Bhiwani, December 28
The local municipal council may face a financial squeeze with the New Year. The Urban Development Department, Haryana has directed the municipal council to stop recovering tehbazari from the next year. The department has written a letter to the council to comply with its orders without fail.

NGO’s project to green slums
New Delhi, December 28
Greenline, an NGO working for the improvement of the environment, has initiated a project, ‘Grassroots’, to help improve the environs in and around the slums. The NGO has roped in children and unemployed youth living in slum clusters to plant saplings of fruit trees.

DPCC celebrates INC foundation day
New Delhi, December 28
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today celebrated the 117th foundation day of the Indian National Congress.

New beginnings for the year ahead
s we enter 2003, we are bound to have our sweet dreams, our fears, apprehensions and uncertainties. How are we going to face the future? Where will help come from? Many trust God and that has been one of the factors, which had helped millions in the past to face an uncertain future.

Crime under control, claims I-G
Gurgaon, December 28
The police authorities of Gurgaon range, covering Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rewari and Mahendragarh districts, are patting themselves on their own back for, as per their claim, keeping crimes under control this year as compared to the number of incidents last year.

Cong leaders flayed for ‘double standards’ on SYL issue
Rewari, December 28
Mr Vijay Somany, convenor of the Rashtriya Navchetna, a voluntary organisation of south Haryana, has flayed the top brass of the state unit of the Congress for what he described as their double standards in the SYL canal issue.

A dark welcome to this new GDA colony
Ghaziabad, December 28
Who says development is not taking place in Ghaziabad. Lots of development meet the eye as one goes around the area. New colonies and multi-storeyed housing complexes are coming up and new roads are being laid.

The saint who braved British cannons to save Bawani Khera
Rewari, December 28
Baba Ram Roopji Maharaj, an illustrious saint of the nineteenth century, still holds sway over the people of Bawani Khera, which is now in Bhiwani district. The flow of devotees at his holy shrine, which lies in the heart of the town, continues throughout the year.

Lifer dies in mysterious circumstances
Sonepat, December 28
Ram Singh, a prisoner undergoing life imprisonment in a murder case died in mysterious circumstances in the district jail here yesterday.

  • Fatal fall
  • 5 farmers held
  • Depot holders protest
  • Shop theft

Shepherds victim of forest dept trickery
Sonepat, December 28
The officials of the Forest Department are stated to be duping the innocent and illiterate people at the cost of the state exchequer in the district.

Bodies found
Two bodies were recovered in the city on December 27. The body of a rickshaw-puller was found near the new bus stop with the throat slit. He was suspected to be an informer of the revenue department.

  • Headless youth

Jal Mahal: Reminiscent of the Mughal art GETTING AWAY
Time flies when you are in Mahendragarh
ocated in the northern part of Haryana, Mahendragarh with its headquarters at Narnaul comprises two subdivisions, two tehsils and five blocks. Known as Kanaud, which took its name from the Kanaudia Group of Brahmins, it was founded by Malik Mahmud Khan, a servant of Babur.

Jal Mahal: Reminiscent of the Mughal art

Man killed in a hail of bullets
Rohtak, December 28
As many as five armed miscreants shot dead a middle aged man at Ismaila village in Sampla town on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Mahender who was allegedly involved in smuggling liquor, according to police sources.

  • Man drowns in Agra Canal
  • Environment awardDelhi Minister of Power, Transport and Tourism Ajay Maken flagging off the breakdown vans of NDPL

NDPL launches five vans to rectify faults
New Delhi, December 28
North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) today introduced five breakdown vans to augment its fault management system. Power Minister Ajay Maken flagged off the vans from Basai Darapur.

Delhi Minister of Power, Transport and Tourism Ajay Maken flagging off the breakdown vans of NDPL in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal



Two killed in road accidents
New Delhi, December 28
A scooterist and a cyclist were killed in two separate road accidents last night in Delhi. In the first incident, Kishore Kumar, a resident of West Sagarpur, died on the spot when his scooter hit an abandoned vehicle near Nanak Pura Gurdwara last night.

  • Shop owner found dead

  • Gang of thieves busted

Decomposed body found
The local police have found the decomposed body of an unidentified man lying in the fields at Mohana village, 19 km from here, last evening and sent it to the PGI at Rohtak for post-mortem examination.


All ready for polio drive
The district administration and the Health Department authorities have geared up to meet the target of 100 per cent coverage under the pulse polio immunisation programme, which is going to be launched in the district from January 5 to January 7, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vineet Garg.

Good news for would-be mothers
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj inaugurating the single room maternity care unit The Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research in Mehrauli Institutional Area here claims to have taken the lead in setting up India’s first single room maternity care unit.

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj inaugurating the single room maternity care unit at the Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research.

  • Symposium on knee replacement
  • Zonal advisory committees
  • Low-fat salad dressings



Delhi annex Vinoo Mankad cricket title
New Delhi, December 28
Manu Sharma hit a quickfire 48 and Gaurav Chabra played an all-round role (38 and 3 for 21) as Delhi beat Chandigarh by 92 runs and annexed the 48th National School Games Under-16 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Cricket Tournament title at the Bharat Nagar ground. Assam beat Karnataka by 110 runs to finish third.

  • Prateek stars

  • Devender Cricket

New indoor stadium at Siri Fort
New Delhi, December 28
A state-of-the-art indoor stadium to host games like badminton, volleyball, basketball and table tennis was inaugurated by chairman of the All-India Council of Sports (AICS) Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra at the Siri Fort Sports Complex of the Delhi Development Authority on Saturday.

Police draw with N D Heroes in DSA League
New Delhi, December 28
Delhi Police came from behind to hold New Delhi Heroes 1-1 in a Group A preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium East ground.

  • Syndicate Bank beaten

Vishal shines in Haryana victory
New Delhi, December 28
Vishal Sahni scored an unbeaten 96 to help Haryana claim the Cooch-Behar Under-19 Cricket title by virtue of their first innings lead against Uttar Pradesh at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium in Delhi on Saturday.

CBSE badminton in Delhi

‘Lagaan’ cricket match

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