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Flip-flop on test reports of petrol samples
Faridabad, November 25
Utter confusion prevails over reports of samples of petroleum products that were lifted from various petrol pumps here by the district authorities recently. The district administration last night issued a press note stating that as many as 12 samples of petrol lifted by the District Food and Supply Department had failed a few days ago in the test conducted at the fuel test laboratory of the R & D Division of Indian Oil at Noida.

Contempt notice to Uphaar on claim about assets
New Delhi, November 25
The Delhi High Court today issued a notice to the Manager and Director of the Uphaar cinema on a contempt petition filed by Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy for allegedly making a false statement on oath in an effort to sell the theatre.


MDU unveils Executive Council agenda
Rohtak, November 25
The Maharshi Dayanand University proposes to revise the fee of B.Ed course (Distance Education mode) from Rs. 17,000 to Rs. 20,000 from the 2004-06 academic session.

A model at the launch of the Timex-Brett Lee collection of watches in the Capital
WATCH OUT: A model at the launch of the Timex-Brett Lee collection of watches in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Criminal infested village to acquire jail, but will it help?
Panipat, November 25
Siwah, perhaps the most criminal infested village in the country, is all set to acquire a jail. Crime seems to be a way of life here with over 250 residents having a criminal background and a majority of them having served prison terms in Ambala and other jails.

She may be the first woman auto driver in Assembly
New Delhi, November 25
She is not only Delhi’s first woman auto driver but now also wants to be a member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Twenty-five-year-old Sunita Chaudhury of National Panther’s Party from Mehrauli is a social worker and a self-appointed trauma service volunteer besides being a politician.

Panic over defused grenade found at Tilak Marg
New Delhi, November 25
Panic reigned in the high security Tilak Marg area this afternoon when a defused grenade was found in a brief case, which was brought by a retired army officer in connection with a court case.



Desi bahu Tulsi pitches in for BJP, Reena Roy for Congress
New Delhi, November 25
The desi bahu, Smriti Tulsi Irani did what she could to work her magic amid the people of Chandni Chowk. She spoke at length and with ‘conviction’ on why she is doing her bit for the BJP.

Tulsi along with Vijay Goel canvassing for Chandni Chowk BJP candidate Dharamveer Sharma

Tulsi along with Vijay Goel canvassing for Chandni Chowk BJP candidate Dharamveer Sharma


Adulteration goes unchecked, food inspectors make a killing
Sonepat, November 25
Adulteration in foodstuffs has assumed an alarming proportion in Ganaur, Gohana and Kharkhauda towns of this district thanks to the failure of the authorities and the inspectorate staff of the Health Department to check the menace with a strong hand.

Govt loses revenue as malls operate unauthorised gensets
Gurgaon, November 25
The district administration has asked the Electricity Department to look into the reports of the malls here operating generator sets without getting the nod from the competent authority.

Bus collides head-on with truck
Ghaziabad, November 25
Thirty persons were injured when a UP roadways bus coming from Meerut had a head-on collision with a truck coming at a fast speed near Garh Mukteshwer. Four persons are reported to be in a serious condition.

Thousands pay homage to Guru Tegh Bahadur
New Delhi, November 25
The Martyrdom Day (Shaheedi Purab) of Ninth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was observed throughout the country with religious fervour. Kirtan and Path of Gurbani were arranged in all the gurdwaras.

Symposium dwells on dialogue as key to progress
New Delhi, November 25
Peace could be established by spreading culture and education in the world, said former President of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Art and Culture Kapila Vatsayan.


Inter-state gang busted; 10 held
New Delhi, November 25
With the arrest of 10 persons, the Delhi Police Special Cell has claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of dacoits active in Delhi, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh. The sleuths also claimed to have solved more than 17 cases of dacoity, robbery and thefts and nine cases of murder and robbery in Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh.

Three arrested for snatching money
Sonepat, November 25
The Government Railway Police has arrested three youths Sanjeev alias Sonu, Surjeet and Rajesh, all residents of Prabhnagar Mandi, Sonepat, while they were allegedly snatching Rs 500 from a Bihari youth at the railway station here last night.

Crackdown on musclemen; 4 held
New Delhi, November 25
Continuing the crackdown on the musclemen in Delhi, the Delhi Police Crime Branch today claimed to have arrested four persons providing ‘musclemen’ services in the Najafgarh area of South-West Delhi.

Call girl racket busted; two girls among 5 held
Noida, November 25
The Sector-58 police have arrested five persons, including two young girls from a house in Sector-56 which was being used as a den for flesh trade. The girls were sent to Delhi and other places, Ajay Kumar, SO police station said.


Lower interest rates on loans: NCRPB chief
New Delhi, November 25
Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has stressed the need for lowering the interest rates on loans funded by the National Capital Region Planning Board to enable the participating states to implement various projects, particularly related to the transport sector, which were not being considered seriously by the organisation concerned.


Rampant racket in school certificates
Faridabad, November 25
The future of a large number of primary and middle level students is at stake, in view of a rampant racket in bogus certificates. Rajkumar, a resident of Tigaon village here, has brought the issue under spotlight by highlighting the case of a fake certificate issued by one of the schools located here.

DU Campus of Open Learning design okayed
New Delhi, November 25
The design for the Campus of Open Learning has finally been approved by the Executive Council of the Delhi University. In an emergency meeting convened here last night, the EC approved of the design to operationalise the COL.

College observes Anti-Dowry Day
Gurgaon, November 25
The local Maharshi Dayanand University National Law College today observed Anti-Dowry Day. The college organised a declamation contest on the evils of dowry system.

‘Scholar badge’ for 90 students
Faridabad, November 25
About 90 students of the class ninth and eleventh standard of DAV Public School, Sector-14, here were awarded the ‘Scholar badge’ by the school at a function here yesterday. The Deputy Mayor was the chief guest on the occasion.


Winter wows: Snuggle into cosy turtlenecks
In time for the winter chills, shop windows have begun displaying the warmest of them all! From good old wool to the cashmere for the chic and leather in various hues, winter clothing is official. Duke’s winter collection has jackets, chesters, crago jackets, bush coats and wind-cheaters. Also, unveiled this winter is a line of jackets for women and children under the brand name, ‘X –Cite’ and ‘Creyons’. The collection, it is pointed out, is a blend of “premium quality, trendy designs and high economical price’.


Natalia’s Fall Winter collection.

Natalia’s Fall Winter collection
  • Beauty salon in East Delhi

  • Ballad of artistry and craftsmanship

  • For the bold and the daring

  • For the brides

  • Neha, Sanjay visit AAFT

  • Shoes for the party season


Sonepat health centres to get facelift with EC aid
Sonepat, November 25
As financial assistance under the European Commission plan has started coming to the local health authorities, the health institutions functioning in the district will now be getting a much needed facelift.

Over 12,000 kids given polio drops
Rohtak, November 25
The anganwari workers in the district supplied BCG injections for 12,352 children till October during the current financial year. As many as 12,377 children were administered polio drops and DPT through 653 anganwari centres in the district.


Basheer stars in Hari Singh Polo
New Delhi, November 25
Basheer Ali slotted home three good goals to help Samsung pip Rabo India 6-5 in an exhibition match as a curtain-raiser to the Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo ground on Tuesday.

Punjab Police players with the Nehru Hockey trophy in the Capital
Punjab Police players with the Nehru Hockey trophy in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Vikas shines as Sarvodaya enter final
New Delhi, November 25
A dashing knock of 73 by Vikas Kumar helped Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Lajpat Nagar No 1 defeat Delhi Public School, R K Puram by 25 runs and entered the final of the H S Sistani Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa School ground.

Aizawl School drub Guru Gobind Singh
New Delhi, November 25
Oxford Higher Secondary School, Aizawl (Mizoram) scored a one-sided 3-0 victory against Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow 3-0 in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.

Judo team harvest three medals
New Delhi, November 25
The Indian judo team lifted one silver and two bronze medals in the Asian Junior Judo Championship held at Macau from November 20 to 24. Anita Chanu annexed the silver medal in the 52kg while Aruna (48kg) and Nirupama Devi (57kg) bagged the bronze medals.

Shikhar to lead Delhi Under-19 team
NEW DELHI: Shikhar Dhawan will lead a 16-member Delhi Under-19 team in the M A Chidambaram Trophy Under-19 One-Day Cricket Tournament to be held in Patiala from December 1.

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