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When will spring drive out this harsh winter?
New Delhi, January 18
The depth of winter is hard upon us with no escape in sight. The sun flickers at times, as if to reassure us that the worst of this raw weather will soon be over. The Met Department, in turn, blames the bleak weather on phenomena and disturbances even as the suffering denizens implore the weather gods to show mercy.
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Three killed in accidents due to dense fog
Sonepat, January 18
At least three persons were killed and 15 were injured, some of them seriously in a series of accidents on the GT Road and other state highways during the past 24 hours on account of dense fog and poor visibility.

A participant in the Indian Oaks races in Mumbai.


A model at the India International Garment Fair-2003
A model at the India International Garment Fair-2003, being held in the Capital. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Cops pitted against exporters’ lobby
Panipat, January 18
The question whether the joint operation by six states to flush out illegal Bangladeshi settlers, which gets under way on January 19, will be successful or not is worth a debate. The answer, at least in Panipat, may be in the negative if past experiences in flushing out hundreds of illegal Bangladeshi settlers are any indication.

CM’s return gift: Officers reverted to parent dept
Noida, January 18
All agree that it was a great birthday bash! At the end of the day, the only people wallowing in self-pity were the hapless officials, who had to burn midnight oil fudging official figures trying to justify inflated targets.

Drama can help discipline Delhi students
New Delhi, January 18
Academic institutions, having realised the efficacy of theatre as a discipline in the overall development of the students, are now increasingly focusing on it to help students understand not just the finer aspects of it, but also inculcate in them a sense of discipline, comprehension and discernment.

1.3 million shelters being ‘regularised’
New Delhi, January 18
Delhi Pradesh BJP President Madan Lal Khurana on Saturday said the Urban Ministry of Urban Development would declare in writing on January 20, and issue a notification thereafter, regularising about 1.3 million unauthorised constructions in the Capital’s residential colonies.


Chautala gushes about future projects
As state reels under power crisis
Faridabad, January 18
While every district in the state is in the grip of power crisis these days due to the shortage in generation and supply due to the increasing demand, the state government continues to make claims about the efforts to put the power supply system back on track.

Thankfulness - sign of a virtuous life 
here is an old axiom, which applies to right conduct: he who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it. No one likes persons who are unthankful whereas thankfulness in a person appeals to us. Cicero, ancient Roman orator, used to describe gratitude as the mother of virtues. He uses the words grateful and good as synonymous terms.

Wanna see fairs, palaces and temples? Make tracks for Karauli
bout 160 km from Jaipur is Karauli, a city previously known as Kalyanpuri, after the local deity Kalyanji. The city was founded in AD 1348 and was fortified by its rulers, a wall of red sandstone strengthened by bastions at several places surrounding the city, is the evidence of the same.

Cognitive behaviour therapy suits Indian conditions
New Delhi, January 18
A three-day-long workshop on cognitive behaviour therapy concluded at Indian Habitat Centre today. It was organised by Delhi Psychiatry Centre in Vikas Marg. The main attraction of the workshop was a lecture by professor emeritus Dr J. S. Neki. He has made seminal contribution in this therapy and is a pioneer in propagating the unique cognitive behaviour therapy.

Community TV sets not in working order
Sonepat, January 18
The much-publicised community viewing scheme, like its predecessor community listening scheme of the Public Relations Department, has come to be symbolised with corruption in the district.

Four hurt as drunken men fire at family 
Faridabad, January 18
Four persons, including two women, suffered bullet injuries after they were fired upon by some persons at a nearby village last night. Two of the seriously injured persons have been shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. No arrest has been made so far.
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  • Two dead
  • Ascension  anniversary


A case of attempted suicide or assault by jail inmates?
Rewari, January 18
Following a temporary lull in the incidents of heinous crimes, a case of gruesome murder as well as an attempted suicide by an undertrial were reported from here this week. 

Ex-DSP of ITBP held for rape
New Delhi, January 18
The Central district police have arrested a former DSP of the ITBP and a woman in a case of rape. The woman was held for allegedly helping his friend, the former DSP and now an export house manager, to rape his relative in the Karol Bagh area. The incident came to light when the victim’s husband, Babu, came to know a month later after their marriage that she was pregnant.

Street Romeos cool heels in lock-up
Noida, January 18
Two youths were arrested for trying to get fresh with girls who were passing by a crossing in Sector-58. The girls who worked in a company were coming back home. When the girls repulsed their advances, the roadside Romeos pushed them into a Maruti car, parked nearby and sped away.

Boy’s kidnap: Fifth suspect held
New Delhi, January 18
The fifth suspect in the kidnapping case of a St Columba’s student was arrested this evening from Ridge Road in the Mandir Marg area. The Qualis (DL-6-CG-9954) used in the crime was also recovered.

Conductor thrown out of bus after collision, killed
Bhiwani, January 18
A Haryana Roadways bus (HR 66-671) of Narnaul depot, plying on the Hisar-Ajmer route, collided with a truck due to dense fog yesterday near village Milakpur. The conductor of the bus, who was sitting opposite to the driver on the other side, fell out of the bus and was crushed under the rear tyres of the truck.



Training turf for teachers since 1953
Rewari, January 18
Rao Birender Singh College of Education here, which is the first privately managed postgraduate teachers’ training institute of northern India, is celebrating its golden jubilee year this year.


Cruel season for heart patients
Sonepat, January 18
Winter is a bad time for the patients suffering from blood pressure, heart problems, asthma and arthritis. Slight exposure to cold winds can cause serious health problems.

Time to sip zero bacteria UHT milk 
mrit Foods, a division of Amrit Banaspati Company Limited, is all set to promote zero bacteria Gagan UHT (ultra-heat treated) milk by planning a Rs 1 crore ad campaign this year. The milk is said to have a shelf-life of two months. A pouch of one-litre Gagan UHT milk is priced at Rs 18.
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  • Understanding tobacco menace
  • Conference on chest diseases


Ahmedabad enter SBI cricket semis
New Delhi, January 18
A fine knock of 69 by Amish Saheba and an all-round performance by Hitesh Parsana (2 for 32 and 38 n o) helped Ahmedabad beat Hyderabad by five wickets and entered the semi-final of the All-India State Bank of India (SBI) Inter-Circle Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground.

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Syndicate Bank shortchange PNB in DDCA League
New Delhi, January 18
Syndicate Bank defeated Punjab National Bank (PNB) by nine wickets in a B Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla II ground.

St Michael annex title
New Delhi:
An all-round performance by Danish Faroogi (22 and 419) and deadly bowling by Sameer Khan (3 for 16) helped St Michael’s School, Bhopal beat Salwan Boys, Rajinder Nagar by eight runs and won the title in the HT-Pace Cricket Tournament final at the Modern School ground, on Saturday.

Hindustan drub City
New Delhi, January 18
Hindustan Club recorded their second victory when they drubbed City Club 2-0 in a Pool A match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.


Marble traders evade Rs 1-cr tax
Noida, January 18
The special wing of the trade tax department, Noida, raided the shops of 24 marble traders in Baraula village and unearthed a tax evasion amounting to more than Rs 1 crore. The marble dealers, in various sectors of Noida, are getting panicky after the raids.

Encroachments to be removed by March 31
Faridabad, January 18
All encroachments on the land of civic bodies, Wakf Boards and the government departments in both urban and rural areas would be removed by March 31 this year. This was stated by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala while presiding over the monthly meeting of the district grievances redressal committee at the MCF auditorium here today.


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