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‘Golden handshake’ for building bylaw violators
Panipat, January 12
With an eye on the election to the municipal corporation later this year, the civic body has come up with yet another populist decision. It proposes to withdraw the court cases against all violators of building bylaws, provided they cough up Rs 6,500 as fine and Rs 120 per square yard as development charge.

HC to pin down onus for collapse of illegal shelters
New Delhi, January 12
The Delhi High Court has summoned senior officials of Delhi Police and Municipal Corporation of Delhi for fixing criminal liability for the collapse of unauthorised constructions in the Capital, which resulted in the death of construction workers and injuries to several others.

Hundreds of children participate in a painting competition on "Youth Against Terrorism" organised in New Delhi.
(28k, 56k)

Noida industry feels slighted, blames officials
Noida, January 12
Annoyed at the tepid response to their demands, many entrepreneurs feel that though Noida was conceived as an industrial area, in the last few years industry is getting a raw deal in matter of development.



LOHRI TUNES: Punjabi popper Mikka casting a spell over his audience in the Capital on Sunday.

Metro, too awesome a project for political games
New Delhi, January 12
Are the people of Delhi bothered about knowing which politician is heading a government corporation, a development board or the Metro Rail. The answer is a big no. What concerns people is whether the government will be able to lessen their hardships because of inadequate and poor transport services.

Women protestors manhandle SDO, try to blacken his face
Noida, January 12
Hundreds of angry women, who held a demonstration outside the electricity office in Ward No. 12 of Dadri town, roughened up the SDO and tried to blacken his face. They were protesting against the delay in replacing the burnt up transformer and demanding that its capacity be increased.


Child labour rampant in units, eateries
Sonepat, January 12
Exploitation of children in the industrial units of this city and elsewhere in the district continues unabated following the failure of the state government to eradicate child labour effectively.

Traffic jams at Badarpur border a daily affair
Faridabad, January 12
The ‘delay’ in the construction work of the much-awaited flyover at Badarpur border has become a cause of concern not only for the commuters but also the industrialists of Faridabad who feel that the traffic congestion at border and other places creates a big problem.

Govt staff to launch stir from February 1
Rohtak, January 12
To express their resentment over the ‘breach of the agreement’ reached with the government, the Haryana Karamchari Sanyukta Sangharsh Samiti comprising both the major employee unions, the Haryana Karamchari Maha Sangh and the Sarv Karamchari Sangh Haryana, has decided to launch a statewide agitation from February 1.

HPCC rally against rising crime in Rohtak
Rohtak, January 12
Several activists of the Congress belonging to Kiloi Assembly segment took out a procession in the town under the leadership of Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, spokesman, HPCC, and a former minister in protest against the rising crime graph and ‘discriminatory’ attitude adopted by the government against the residents of Kiloi.

Hooda attacks Ayaram, Gayaram trend
Faridabad, January 12
Changing political parties and symbols in every election has become the order of the day for many politicians and the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, is no exception, claims Joginder Singh Hooda, a staunch follower of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal and presently chief of the Haryana Loktantar Raksha Manch.

Five-year-old crushed by truck
Jhajjar, January 12
Rahul, a 5-year-old boy, was reportedly crushed to death by a speeding truck near Lakaria village on the Rohtak-Jhajjar road here on Saturday. According to information, the deceased was walking along the road with his mother when a truck hit him from behind. He died on the spot. The police have registered a case in this connection.


Girl forced into prostitution, aunt held
New Delhi, January 12
A 19-year-old girl was rescued from the clutches of her uncle and aunt on January 11 who illegally detained and forced her into prostitution in Delhi Cantonment area in South-West district. The girl rescue came after the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission, following the complaint from a woman schoolteacher, whom the girl had approached for help.

3 who shot at businessman held
New Delhi, January 12
The North district police today claimed to have arrested three persons who allegedly shot at a businessman, Bachu Singh, on January 7 on Lawrence Road. The police have recovered two country-made pistols, one spring-actuated knife and several live cartridges and the Maruti car used during the offence from them.

Five held, dacoity averted
New Delhi, January 12
With the arrest of five persons, the North-East district police today claimed to have averted a dacoity in a wine shop near a petrol pump at Apsara border. One country-made pistol, one button-actuated knife and two daggers were recovered from their possession.


A luminous geyser that shines in the winter too
Luminous Electronics Limited, a leading manufacturer of power conditioning equipment like inverters, UPS and voltage stabilisers, has launched an innovative instant water heater named ‘Magic Geyser’. The geyser is available in two models with capacities of five litres and eight litres.
  • Catch the event

  • Beauty in skin

  • Grain of nature

  • Jewels of Anu

  • Non-stick cookware

  • Kuchh to Hai

  • Colour of music

  • Untiring tennis products

  • Fashionably formal

  • Erasing foot cracks

Shopkeepers, a law unto themselves
Sonepat, January 12
The shopkeepers of this city have taken a lead in defying the Shops Act with impunity in the absence of any checking by the Labour Department authorities and the Inspectorate staff.


Uzbek delegates laud Heritage’s IT facilities
An Uzbekistan Educational Delegation of four members headed by Mr S. S. Gulyamov, Minister of Higher and Secondary Specialised Education of Republic of Uzbekistan, visited The Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, to observe the latest methods of Information technology infrastructure, labs and e-learning facilities in everyday classroom teachings.
  • Quality  education

  • Displaying  talent

  • Drawing competition

  • Arithmetic and science test

  • A date with  Dikshit

Children dressed up as Mother Mary 
and Santa Claus.

Children dressed up as Mother Mary and Santa Claus

Don’t be hesitant to say ‘thank you’
Did you express your gratitude for the favours done to you or did you behave like the rationing officer when it came to expressing your thanks to others? When Jesus Christ cured ten lepers, only one stayed back to thank him. Surely, you do not want to be like the nine others, who showed their human weakness and a lack of ethics.

NSUI meet protests against privatisation of education
New Delhi, January 12
On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, which is celebrated as the National Youth Day, the National Student Union of India organised a convention and sought to expedite their struggle against the privatisation of higher education.

Two MCD schools in Rohini, Rangpuri
New Delhi, January 12
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has opened two primary schools in the Capital. These schools were inaugurated by the chairman of the standing committee, Mr Ram Babu Sharma, in Sector 16 Rohini and at Rangpuri near Mahipalpur.


Statutory warning on chocolates?
New Delhi, January 12
Like cigarettes, Health Minister A. K. Walia wants chocolates and aerated drinks to carry the statutory warning that consuming them is injurious to oral health. The observation came in the course of his address today to the first national conference of the newly floated Dental Practitioners Forum of India.


Sanjeev helps Youngsters enter q-final
New Delhi, January 12
A debonair knock of 99, containing seven boundaries and six sixes off 50 balls, and 2 for 12 bowling spell by Sanjeev Rana, helped Youngsters Club defeat Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee by 142 runs and entered the quarter-final of the seventh Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament, organised by the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, at its ground in Pitampura.

Bharat National Academy in final
New Delhi, January 12
A dashing knock of 59 by Man of the Match Sahil Kher and fierce bowling by Saurabh Nischal (3 for 14) helped Bharat National Academy beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy by 55 runs and entered the final of the second Mata Durga Devi Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat National Public School ground, Ram Vihar.

Salil Oberoi to lead U-19 team
New Delhi, January 12
Salil Oberoi will lead a 16-member Delhi team in the first two games of the M A Chidambaram Trophy Zonal Under-19 one-day matches to be conducted by the Delhi and District Cricket Association in Delhi. Delhi play their first match against Himachal Pradesh on January 22.

St Marks School beat Ramal
New Delhi, January 12
St Mrks School defeated Ramal Public School by 37 runs in the sixth Rohtak Road Gymkhana Inter-School Under-16 Cricket Tournament for the R P Jain Trophy at the Government School ground, Vikas Puri.

Satya, Naveen bowl Delhi Police to win
New Delhi, January 12
Devastating off-spin bowling by Satya Wardhan (4 for 8) and left-arm spin by Naveen (3 for 11) helped Delhi Police Cricket Club beat Indian Air Force, Palam by 11 runs in a Group B match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti North Delhi Cricket League played at the Air Force ground, Palam. Air Force thus suffered their first defeat in two matches.

R P Academy in final
New Delhi, January 12
An unbeaten knock of 69 by Mukul Dangar and fierce bowling of 3 for 27 by Puneet Walia helped R P Academy beat United Academy by nine wickets and entered the final of the second Mata Durga Devi Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat National Public School ground. Mukul was named the Man of the Match.

DDA develops another golf course
New Delhi, January 12
The Delhi Development Authority is developing another golf course adjacent to the Bhalaswa Lake in North Delhi.
Spread over an area of 120 acres, the course is being developed as a highly environment friendly course which will have state of the art computerised irrigation system to water the 52.54 hectare of green area.

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