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Waiting with bated breath…
New Delhi, December 2
President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Prem Singh is already celebrating his party’s victory in NCT of Delhi. At a party thrown for media persons, he said the party was waiting for the declaration of results to elect its leader in the 70-member Assembly.

Delhi BJP President Madan Lal Khurana on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhi BJP President Madan Lal Khurana on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament in the Capital

ICICI bank robbery: Main accused,
girlfriend held

Sunder Devi
New Delhi, December 2
The police claims to have cracked the ICICI bank dacoity case, 29 months after it rocked the national Capital in July 2001, with the arrest of the main accused and his girlfriend from Najafgarh area of South-West Delhi. A sum of Rs two crore was then robbed from the Brinks Arya security van

Sunder Devi, girlfriend of the main accused in the ICICI Bank dacoity case. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


  ‘Papa, one day you’ll salute me’
Noida, December 2
The mortal remains of late Major Udai Singh were consigned to flames at Delhi Cantonment’s Brar Square on Monday with full military honours. The pyre was lit by his father, Col K K Singh, of Sector-29 in Noida.

IAF corporal held for rape
Gurgaon, December 2
An Indian Air Force corporal was today arrested for allegedly raping his maidservant. The accused, Anup Pathak, was posted at the local Air Force station. According to the police, the maid, who hails from Chhattisgarh, took employment at Anup’s residence four days back. She was employed through an agency based in Delhi.


Dairy owners face penal action if they fail to shift to new zone
Gurgaon, December 2
The local municipality has cautioned the dairy owners in the city to face penal action if they do not shift their units to the new dairy zone created in Khedki Majra by the end of this week.

Urmila Matondkar, Shabana Azmi and Diana Hayden promoting their forthcoming film Tehzeeb in the Capital
Urmila Matondkar, Shabana Azmi and Diana Hayden promote their forthcoming film Tehzeeb in the Capital on Tuesday.

Activists of the National Federation of the Blind during a protest march at Jantar Mantar in the Capital
Activists of the National Federation of the Blind during a protest march at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Photos by Kamal Singh

Ticketless passengers have a field day as commuters suffer
Sonepat, December 2
The Sonepat Railway Station is fast turning into a haven for ticketless passengers, thanks to the negligence of the ticket collectors, who are found absent during the arrival of trains at the railway station.

CM on foundation-laying spree
Rewari , December 2
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Om Prakash Chautala, was on an inauguration-cum-foundation-laying spree today. At the beginning of his whirlwind tour of urban and rural areas, the chief minister commissioned a canal-based water supply scheme at Jharoda, 40 km. from here. 

Empowerment camps for women ‘a success’
New Delhi, December 2
The words are different, but the message they convey is the same. Scores of women of various ages who have been part of the Delhi Police’s initiative to empower are unanimous that the training has made them self-reliant, self-assured and strengthened.

Increasing incidence of thefts worries residents
SONEPAT: Thieves are once again active in and around Sonepat, thanks to the failure of the police to check the increasing incidence of thefts during the past few months. According to a report, thieves reportedly entered the shop of Girdhar Traders on the Tarana road near the bus stand here on Sunday night and escaped with sanitary goods worth about Rs 1 lakh and Rs 5,000.

Unidentified body found in pond
Sonepat, November 2
The Kharkhauda police have recovered the body of an unidentified woman found floating in a pond at Pai village, about 15 km from here yesterday. According to a report, the body remains unidentified and has been sent to the local civil hospital for the postmortem examination. 

  • Protest for vacation of panchayat land

2 chain snatchers caught red-handed
New Delhi, December 2
The West district police claimed to have arrested two chain snatchers while they were trying to escape after committing the crime. The accused who were identified as Anil alias Bunty (20) and Sandeep (19), both residents of Mangolpuri, were trying to escape in a Yamaha motorcycle after snatching a gold chain from one Chanchal Chugh, resident of Chander Vihar.

  • Load shedding announced

  • Shekhawat to inaugurate mega peace festival

Dharna highlights crimes against Dalits
Panipat, December 2
Coming down heavily on the role of the district and police administration for their failure to check crimes against the Dalits, the CPI (ML) today sat on a dharna outside the DC office here.

  • Life imprisonment for murder

  • Body found

  • Telephone exchange commissioned

  • Mysterious death


Upgradation necessary for small scale industries
Faridabad, December 2
The small scale industrial units should lose no time in upgrading themselves in the matter of their technology and working out some common strategies for marketing and acquiring material for maintaining competitiveness in the emerging business scenario.


With brush in hand, kids translate dreams on paper
New Delhi, December 2
A sheet of plain paper and brush of colours is all it takes to translate a fancy, a wish or a dream into a picture that speaks. From the six year old who aspires to be an ice-cream wallah to the 16-year-old who flies in the skies in a self-built air craft, the dreams are varied, but the expression remains flawless.

Shankar’s on-the-spot painting competition, organised in collaboration with Pragyan School.

Shankar’s on-the-spot painting competition, organised in collaboration with Pragyan School

Teachers resent junior’s appointment as Principal
Sonepat, December 2
Handing over charge of the Principal of the BPS College of Education, Khanpur Kalan, to a junior teacher of the college has reportedly spread resentment among senior teachers of the college. They have urged the Director of the Higher Education Department of the state government to intervene in the matter.


Anu’s tips for your precious trinkets
While the Capital played host to one jewellery show after another, providing connoisseur’s ample opportunity to indulge themselves, there are many who might be a little curious about the ways to maintain their precious booty.

Wooing sensitive customers
For the consumers who not just know what they want, but can also dictate the success or the failure of a brand, children are not too easy to please. Weekender has made an attempt to woo this “sensitive” genre of customers with their latest collection.

Glamour with a contemporary feel
Amarjyot Sing Anand now has deigns on women. After having dictated the dress sense of men, AJ (its stylish to shorten the name) now has come up with a collection for the women. Launched on Divali, the collection may not be entirely illuminating, bit marks AJ’s entry into the domain of designing for women. His collection, in his own words is, “imbued with the aura of an older era, worked with soft lines and intricate embroidery.

Model in AJ’s women's wear.
Model in AJ’s women's wear

‘Heart and Chest Care Week’ at Max Hospital
New Delhi, December 2
Responding to the rapidly growing cases of heart and chest ailments, Max Hospital, Noida, is observing a ‘Heart and Chest Care Week’. The event will be on till December 7, 2003. All consultations will be provided free of cost by specialists during this period.


Goodshepherd advance into quarters
New Delhi, December 2
Goodshepherd High School, Shillong (Meghalaya) scored a narrow 1-0 victory against Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa School, Jabalpur and entered the quarter-final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here today.

Gush Club beat Ajmal Khan
New Delhi, December 2
Gush Club defeated Ajmal Khan Coaching Centre by 106 runs in a DDCA A-I Division match at the RSC ground. Scores: Gush Club: 243 for 5 in 40 overs (Gursaran Singh 60 n o, Manav Sharma 38 n o, Sebi Kukreja 37, Shivam Gupta 35, Sushil Rana 2 for 44).

Bangladesh teams have a field day
New Delhi, December 2
Bangladesh School teams had a field day when four of their teams ended on the winning side in the DPS World Cup Invitational Cricket for Schools on Tuesday. In the first match, played at the Palam ground, Willes Little Flower of Bangladesh defeated Aizer School System of Pakistan by nine wickets.

Aravali ride to big victory
New Delhi, December 2
Aravali Polo trounced ASC by eight goals to three and a half and Teachers beat 61 Cavalry by six goals to two and a half in the Habanos Cavalry Gold Cup (10 goals) Polo Tournament at the Army Equestrian Centre Polo ground on Tuesday.
Ganga School principal H Srow and manager Sushil Kumar Gupta with the athletes of the school who won gold medals in the Zonal Athletic Championship
Ganga School Principal H Srow and manager Sushil Kumar Gupta with the athletes of the school who won gold medals in the Zonal Athletics Meet.

Gyan Bharati bag United Cup
New Delhi, December 2
A dashing batting display by Naman Khanna (48, 30b, 4x3, 6x3) and deadly bowling of 6 for 16 by Bhanu Sahani helped Gyan Bharati South Delhi Cricket Academy beat Sonnet Club by 36 runs and annex the United Cricket Cup for Under-15 at the Picnic Hut ground.


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