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Cops zeroing in on leopard’s lair
New Delhi, January 4
The Delhi Police have reportedly zeroed in on the farmhouse where the leopard — that was carted away from a plywood factory in Neb Sarai – is suspected to have been kept as a pet.

Murder bid on Rohtak Congress leader
Rohtak, January 4
Three armed assailants made a murderous attack on a Congress leader here this morning.

A Russian dance troupe performing at Connaught Place
A Russian dance troupe performing at Connaught Place in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Cops, gangsters exchange fire in residential pocket
New Delhi, January 4
There was an exchange of fire between the members of notorious Sandeep Bhuri gang and a police team in the A-1 Block of Keshavpuram in North-West district this afternoon, causing a considerable panic in the area. Nobody was injured, however.

The windscreen of the car which was involved in the shootout. — Tribune Photo
The windscreen of the car which was involved in the shootout

Boy suffers facial paralysis due to doctor’s negligence
Doctor, hospital told to cough up Rs 1.8 lakh
New Delhi, January 4
In a significant decision, which upholds the rights of the patients undergoing treatment in hospitals, a consumer court in the Capital has held a doctor and the hospital guilty of negligence and deficiency of service and asked them to pay Rs 1.8 lakhs as compensation for causing permanent damage to the face of a minor boy in an operation.

Feng Shui sways real estate prices in Faridabad
Faridabad, January 4
The concepts of Vaastu and Feng Shui (art of directions and good living), unknown to the majority of urbanites a decade ago, seem to have caught on by leaps and bounds in the urban areas over the past couple of years. They have also affected the real estate scene.

No takers for DDA shopping complex for the last 13 years
New Delhi, January 4
A big shopping complex, comprising 23 retail outlets, built in Yojana Vihar residential area by the Delhi Development Authority, has no takers even 13 years after it was constructed. Incidentally, the shopping complex has provision for a post office and a bank. Besides the DDA has earmarked commercial space for offices.

The deserted DDA shopping complex. — Photo by Anil Sharma
The deserted DDA shopping complex

Noida shop nets Rs 1.4 crore
Noida, January 4
Want to buy a shop in Noida’s commercial sectors? You have to be a multi-millionaire, for a good shop may cost anything between Rs 40 lakh and Rs 1.40 crore. Out of the 134 shops built and put on sale in different sectors of the town, the Noida Authority has earned Rs six crore from 34 shops with an aggregate area of 1298 sq metres. This was disclosed when lots were drawn for the 34 shops.


Civic neglect plagues Sonepat
Sonepat, January 4
Sonepat, an industrial township and a district headquarters in Haryana, is fast earning notoriety for poor civic services. Heaps of garbage, choked drains and non-functional streetlights are the bane of the inhabitants.

Good fortune draws devotees here
Rewari, January 4
Though centuries have rolled by yet Baba Garib Das’ “gudri” (a patched bedding) lying at the ancient historical temple of the illustrious saint, Baba Mohan Das, in the tranquil peripheral precincts of Bharawas village near Rewari continues to serve as a sacred relic of the divinely miraculous powers displayed by the former, who was the third presiding saint of the above temple.

Service to mankind was his mantra
Rewari, January 4
Swami Somananda, who remained a living source of spiritual guidance to lakhs of people living in Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and other parts of the country, passed away recently.

Convenience tax, the UP way
Ghaziabad, January 4
In Uttar Pradesh, UP also stands for `You pay.’ And you do pay for almost everything under the sun. If a person is arrested without a warrant, under Section 50 of CrPc the arresting official is obliged to inform the arrested person the ground of his arrest; the latter also has to be informed under which section of the IPC he is being arrested and whether the offence is bailable or non-bailable. But the police in UP is known to flout this rule with impunity.

Rise in suicide rate in Sonepat: Report 
Sonepat, January 4
Social pressures, the never-ending race to make it big in life and the transformation of the traditional Indian family pattern, have helped in the dramatic rise in suicide rate.

Cold wave forces people to stay housebound
Sonepat, January 4
Sonepat city and its adjoining areas have been reeling under a severe cold wave for the past five days on account of cold winds blowing in the region following snowfall in the upper reaches.

Youths beset by leisure, pleasure and treasure
issatisfaction with the current system of education is being more frequently voiced these days. There is the complaint of rising costs. And there is also an impression gaining ground that our schools and colleges do not produce the kind of citizens the country could be proud of.

Battle-scarred Panipat: A leaf out of history book
anipat, situated on the banks of the Yamuna river, is made famous by the three battles fought on its soil. The First Battle of Panipat was fought in AD 1526 in which invader Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi, the Sultan of Delhi, on April 26. In the Second Battle of Panipat, on November 5, 1556, Akbar’s guardian Bairam Khan defeated the Hindu ruler Hemu. Ahmad Shah Abdali, the Afghan ruler defeated the Marathas in the Third Battle of Panipat that took place on January 13, 1761.

Labourer cheats factory owner of Rs 40,000
Bhiwani, January 4
A labourer duped a factory owner and decamped with Rs 40,000 here. In his report, the owner of Naveen Industries at the industrial area, Kamal Singh said that he had sent his labourer Noor Ali, son of Hanimauddin, resident of Shakti Karoli (Bihar) to another factory to hand over Rs 30,000 and a draft of Rs 10,000. 

Trains cancelled, rescheduled
New Delhi, January 4
Due to prevailing fog in the northern region, several trains arriving in and departing from the national Capital, were cancelled or rescheduled today, according to a Northern Railway statement here.


Eve-teasers in North district had a hard time in 2002
New Delhi, January 4
Despite being more communally sensitive than other districts of Delhi and having some important monuments which are vulnerable to terrorist attacks, the crime rate in North district declined in 2002.

Man murdered by tenant
Noida, January 4
A landlord was reportedly murdered by his tenant when the latter slit the former’s throat with a sharp-edged weapon. The landlord was a habitual boozer and occasionally used to take ganja also. A few days ago he was seen in the company of his tenant. Both had reportedly taken liquor till late in the night.

One held for extortion bid
New Delhi, January 4
The East district police have nabbed a person who tried to extort money from a businessman while his accomplice managed to escape from the police under cover of darkness. A countrymade pistol along with two live cartridges were seized from his possession.

154 boxes of illegal liquor seized, two held
Sonepat, January 4
With the arrest of two youths, the Kundli police foiled an attempt of liquor smuggling from Haryana to Delhi early this morning. According to a report, the police stopped a Tata 407 canter at Kundli village near the Haryana-Delhi border and seized as many as 154 boxes of English wine during the search operations from it.


Huminsulin price cut hailed
The Delhi Diabetes Research Centre has welcomed the reduction in prices of Huminsulin by three pharmaceutical companies including Eli Lilly, Denmark-based Novonordisk and US Vitamin. At the same time, the centre is of the view that this price reduction will benefit only 20 per cent of the 3.5 crore diabetic patients in the country.
The multi-speciality hospital adjoining EHIRC Faridabad.
The multi-speciality hospital adjoining EHIRC Faridabad
  • Braille books at minimum prices
  • Multi-speciality  hospital
  • Uterine balloon therapy


Narender Singh lifts gold in PNB meet
New Delhi, January 4
Narender Singh of Chandigarh Zone raced to victory in the 800 metres on the opening day of athletic events in the 20th Punjab National Bank Inter-Zone Sports Meet at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Saturday.

Punjab Police enter semis
New Delhi, January 4
Punjab Police will take on Border Security Force while Indian Airlines will clash against Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the semi-final matches of the fifth Chhattrapati Shivaji Hockey Tournament for the Dhyan Chand Cup at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday.

Global Academy lift title
New Delhi, January 4
Skipper Ajay Joshi and Ravi Dhingra played star roles as Global Academy beat Munirka XI by one wicket to annex the eighth Sanjivini Cricket Tournament title. In the 30 overs a side match, Munirka XI, put into bat, scored 226 for the loss of seven wickets.

The Global Academy team, which won the Sanjivini Cricket Tournament, with their trophy.
The Global Academy team, which won the Sanjivini Cricket Tournament


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