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Stamp duty evasion: Builders in the dock
Ghaziabad, December 29
Taking a rigid stand against revenue stamp duty defaulters, the district administration has arrested the Chief Manager of Ansal Housing Construction Co, Mr A.K.Aggarwal, for evading duty on stamps worth Rs 1.72 crore. Besides, the offices of six builders have been sealed by the district administration here for duty default.

Bawana estate: Too little, too late
New Delhi, December 29
Then: The Government of NCT of Delhi barely escapes the wrath of the Supreme Court for dragging its feet over converting buses and autorickshaws to CNG fuel.

Swirling artistes of Urvashi Dance and Music Art & Cultural Society during a ballet

Swirling artistes of Urvashi Dance and Music Art & Cultural Society during a ballet presentation in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal




Down with handicap, bulldozed by MCD
New Delhi, December 29
The High Court has asked the MCD to allot a commercially viable site to a polio-afflicted man, whose PCO booth was demolished earlier this year.

Delimitation plan costs Bhiwani a segment
Bhiwani, December 29
The Bhiwani Assembly segments are being reduced from seven to six as the Delimitation Commission has approved the proposal in toto forwarded by the state government. The delimitation of parliamentary and assembly constituencies is likely to be completed in the state by next July.

Faridabad civic body
No dearth of funds for New Year greetings
Faridabad, December 29
The Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF), which often remains in the news for the wrong reasons, especially its financial crunch, sheds its frugal image when it comes to greeting the people on occasions like the New Year. Such greetings generally come on big banners and hoardings put up at vantage points in the city.

29 gangs smashed, 100 nabbed, what more
does Rohtak want?
Rohtak, December 29
The district police claimed to have busted 29 gangs engaged in various underhand activities during the year. They have arrested nearly 100 suspects and recovered stolen property worth Rs 1.43 crore from them.


One killed, 11 hurt as trucks collide
Faridabad, December 29
One person was killed and 11 others were injured when two dumper trucks collided on the Pali-Sohna road here this morning.

Ajay Jadeja with models after the total makeover at Spykar Style Lab
THREE-LEGGED RACE: Ajay Jadeja with models after the total makeover at Spykar Style Lab in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

The National Akali Dal activists protest against eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani who has taken up the cudgels for the convicts in the Parliament House shoot-out case
The National Akali Dal activists protest against eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani who has taken up the cudgels for the convicts in the Parliament House shoot-out case at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

  • Four held for dowry harassment
  • Cong leader slams Kelkar panel

Rs 41-lakh plan to beautify Bhiwani
Bhiwani, December 29
The local Improvement Trust has evolved an ambitious scheme to beautify the town. The chairman of the trust, Mr Verender Bhoruka, told this correspondent yesterday that a sum of Rs 41 lakh would be spent on construction of dividers and to implement various schemes as part of the beautification.

Cong a divided house: HVP 
Sonepat, December 29
Mr Surinder Singh, a former MP and the secretary-general of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), said that the Congress in Haryana was a divided house and had failed to come up to the expectations of the people in the state.

Rally of backward sections against NDA decisions on Jan 19
New Delhi, December 29
A mahapanchayat of organisations working for the protection of interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, backward classes and minorities today decided to organise a rally on January 19 in Sultanpuri.

Special Focus on Sonepat
Amenities in this industrial city beg attention
Sonepat, December 29
Sonepat is a fast growing industrial city in Haryana with a large number of big, medium and small-scale industries employing more than two lakh people. It appeared on the country’s industrial map in 1951 after the setting up of Atlas Cycle Industries Limited, which is the largest bicycle manufacturing concern.

No canal water to tail-end villages
Sonepat, December 29
Representatives of various farmers’ organisations have sent a joint memorandum to the state government demanding immediate suspension of the officials of the Gohana Water Service Division who are allegedly responsible for the canal water shortage in the subdivision.



Teacher commits suicide
New Delhi
A 75-year-old retired lady teacher committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her house last night in Vasant Kunj in South-West district.

  • Hardwar girl raped

Boy killed in mishap
Gautam, a 10-year-old boy, was killed on the spot when he was hit by an unknown vehicle on the G.T. Road near Kundli village, about 25 km from here, last evening.

  • Held for multiple murders

Neighbour sets woman afire
New Delhi, December 29
A 28-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by her neighbour last evening in Sangam Vihar.

  • Blind murder solved


Trade Fest concludes
Faridabad, December 29
Trade Fest - 2002 concluded at Surajkund today. The fair was organised by the Trade Fair Authority, Haryana, Haryana Tourism, district administration and various industry associations.

A processor that helps you breathe easy in the kitchen
Ultrafresh has introduced a kitchen environment processor, Tusli, which has an ionizer, pest repellent and an electric chimney that surpasses any other chimney. Its ionization process cleans the overall air environment in the kitchen.


Nationwide Ignou induction plan
New Delhi, December 29
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) will hold a nationwide induction programme for the new academic session in the Capital. The two-day session will begin on January 11, 2003.

‘Surplus’ schoolteachers take out rally
Sonepat, December 29
A large number of government schoolteachers, declared as surplus, by the Haryana Primary Education Department, took out a huge procession here last evening to register their protest against the rationalisation policy of the state government.

Martial arts exponents in action at Sadhu Vaswani School ground.SCHOOL BUZZ
Down the Independence memory lane
Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, celebrated their annual day ‘Spandan – the sensation’, at the Siri Fort Auditorium. The two-hour cultural programme showcased a charged performance by about 700 students.

Martial arts exponents in action at Sadhu Vaswani School ground.

Your small gestures mean a lot to others
Thank the Lord for the wonderful year that has been and now let your every act be an invocation and a prayer in the New Year that is to come. We know the simple principle in life - what we give is what we receive from life.


Judges, lawyers spar on the fairness of strike
New Delhi, December 29
Lawyers and judges crossed swords over the motive of the lawyers’ strike. Justice Kuldip Singh, former judge of the Supreme Court and the Chairman of the Delimitation Commission, said that the lawyers have no right to go on strike. Striking lawyers must understand the sufferings caused to their clients.


Total knee replacement to become a reality
New Delhi, December 29
A two-day international symposium on Mobile Bearing Total Knee Anthroplasty (TKA) or knee replacement, the first of its kind in north India, began at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here today.



City Club hold Indian National
New Delhi, December 29
Reigning runners-up Indian National fought back to hold City Club 1-1 in the last Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football Championship at the Nehru Stadium East ground.Digvijay Singh

Digvijay Singh wins Grand Prix
New Delhi, December 29
Digvijay Singh played scintillating golf all week to card a 18-under-par, 262, to run away with the title at the Royal Challenge Grand Prix which concluded at the par-70 Madras Gymkhana Golf Course. Digvijay’s effort earned him the winner’s cheque worth Rs 1.29 lakh while the current order of merit leader, Mukesh Kumar finished second to take home Rs 98,000.

Engineers India Ltd beat Essex
New Delhi, December 29
Engineers India Ltd (EIL) defeated Essex Farms by six wickets in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No 2 ground.

DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev inaugurating the R G William Cricket Tournament Madan Lal Academy win
New Delhi, December 29
A dashing knock of 65 by Dhruv Kohli, which earned him the Man of the Match award, and deadly bowling of 3 for 16 by Abhishek Rajgopal, helped Madan Lal Cricket Academy beat Frank Anthony Academy by four wickets in the third Major-General R G William Memorial Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony School ground.

DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev inaugurating the R G William Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony School ground.

Gaurav, Inderjeet shine in Dustak tourney
New Delhi, December 29
A fine all-round performance by Delhi Under-19 player Gaurav Malhotra (52 and 4 for 22) and a devastating bowling spell of 5 for 26 by Delhi Under-22 player Inderjeet Singh helped Brighto Cricket Club beat National Cricket Club by 81 runs and entered the quarter-final of the third Dustak Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Chilla Sports Complex.

Poonam and Vikash to lead Haryana
Rohtak, December 29
Poonam and Vikash of Rohtak will lead the Haryana women and men team for the 38th Senior National Kho-Kho Championship scheduled to be held at Chhotu Ram Stadium in Rohtak from January 1 to 5.

Hans Raj Model School win
New Delhi, December 29
Hans Raj Model School beat Salwan Public School (Evening) by ten wickets in a league match of the first Shanti Memorial Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Club ground.

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