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Choppers for night vigil, traffic management
New Delhi, December 8
The government is contemplating providing helicopters to the Delhi Police for preventing terrorist operations, mounting night surveillance and proper traffic management. The government is toying with the idea in view of the difficulties in handling law and order situation through ground patrolling.

IES officer jumps to death from Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi, December 8
A woman official posted as an advisor in Tariff Commission in the Ministry of Commerce today committed suicide this afternoon by jumping out of the sixth floor of Lok Nayak Bhawan in the Khan Market area.

  • Mystery death in motel

Congress MLAs meet today, venue changed yet again
New Delhi, December 8
The newly elected Congress members of the Delhi Assembly will meet here tomorrow evening to elect their leader, said sources in the Chief Minister’s office.


Korean Hi Tech Product Exhibition 2003 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital
Korean Hi Tech Product Exhibition 2003 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Consumer panel’s gag orders struck down
Rohtak, December 8
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has reportedly struck down the orders of the Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, restraining the president of the Rohtak District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum from pronouncing judgements reserved by him.

Shiv Sena leader shot
Noida, December 8
A Shiv Sena leader of Dankaur, Harveer Singh Bhatti, who had come to participate in a procession, was shot last night. His body has been found in a car on the Yamuna bank near Latif Pur.

Sonepat sisters kidnapped
Sonepat, December 8
Two sisters are reported to have been kidnapped when they were purchasing household articles in Ganj Bazar area on December 5. One of them, Seema studies in the BA part 1 in a local girls’ college.

meeting target
Speed up property tax collection, MCD staff told
New Delhi, December 8
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, today urged the officers of the property tax department to accelerate the collection of the property tax in order to meet the target fixed for the current financial year.

Two more girl students missing
Ghaziabad, December 8
Two class 12th girl students of Vidya Bharati School, Surya Nagar, have gone missing. Their families have lodged a report with the police and demanded an immediate action in the matter.


Hooda criticises development model of Gurgaon
Gurgaon, December 8
The Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Assembly, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, yesterday lamented that high-rise buildings sans proper civic amenities was being projected as development model for Gurgaon.


District police ‘Sadhbhawna campaign’ only on paper
Faridabad, December 8
Holding meetings at schools and community centres, and going through the rhetoric of ‘do’s and don’ts’ while appealing for public cooperation have been the common features of all campaigns launched by the Haryana Police to improve its image and functioning.

A Korean boy at a toy stall during the Korean Hi Tech Product Exhibition 2003 in the Capital on Monday
A Korean boy at a toy stall during the Korean Hi Tech Product Exhibition 2003 in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Chautala goes fleeting from one function to another
Faridabad, December 8
Be it laying the foundation of a new substation, or presiding over the closing function of a kabaddi tournament or inaugurating a computer laboratory in a college, who is better than the chief minister to be chief guest at such occasion. Perhaps none, if the list of programmes attended by Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in the district yesterday is to be given a look.

Farmers switch over to new horticulture crops
Jhajjar, December 8
The farming trends have registered remarkable changes from traditional wheat-paddy cycle if the figures of the growth of horticulture crops in last ten years have any indication in this regard. This trend also showed the process of diversification from agriculture to horticulture is peaking up and the peasant community has been adopting new cash crops thereby shedding patterns.

Kiln association protest snowballs
Sonepat, December 8
In protest against the punitive measures being initiated by the Haryana Pollution Control Board against the brick kiln owners not following the directions of the Ministry of Environment with regard to the mixing of the thermal ash while manufacturing bricks, the brick kiln association has decided not to ignite fire in their kilns and also not to use ash until their grievances were redressed.

Protesters from Jharkhand perform a tribal dance as part of a protest
Protesters from Jharkhand perform a tribal dance as part of a protest demanding the incorporation of Santhali language as raj bhasha in Jharkhand at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Normalcy in milk supply restored
New Delhi, December 8
The supply of milk in Delhi dipped by 20 per cent in the third week of August this year, but normalcy was restored later, the government told the Lok Sabha today. The reason for shortage in Delhi and some other cities was acute drought conditions prevailing during the last three years in various states, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mr Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, said in a written reply.

  • Encroachment on School sites

  • AIDS mapping study

  • Monkey menace

Drive launched to check sale of adulterated petroleum
Sonepat, December 8
The district administration has launched a special weeklong campaign to check the sale of adulterated petrol, diesel and other petroleum products at the filling stations in this city and other parts of the district.

  • Train services disrupted

RVC to celebrate 224th Raising Day
Meerut, December 8
The esteemed Remount Veterinary Corps, one of the oldest services of the Indian Army, is all set to celebrate its 224th Corps Raising Day and 9th reunion this week. To mark the occasion, two-day celebrations will start here on December 10. A joint ceremonial parade of man, horses and dogs, first time in the history of the Indian Army is scheduled on the very first day of the celebration.

Scooterist killed in road accident
Sonepat, December 8
A scooterist was killed when he was hit by a vehicle on the Railway Road near Ganaur town, about 16 km from here last evening.

  • Theft committed

Trader shot dead in Pilkhua, Rs 1.35 lakh looted
Ghaziabad, (Pilkhua), December 8
In a daring daylight robbery, three armed miscreants shot dead a Hapur trader (sugar merchant) and escaped with his bag containing Rs1.35 lakh. The trader was rushed to a hospital by fellow traders, but succumbed to his injuries on the way.

  • Authorities directed not to take penal action


Azadpur trader murder solved, two held
New Delhi, December 8
With the arrest of two persons, the North-West district police have claimed to have solved the murder case of a trader in the Azadpur area. The police have arrested the accused, identified as Sanjay (24) and Sonu (23), both residents of Malkaganj, and recovered a country-made weapon from their possession.

  • Six Car Jackers Arrested

Policemen accused of looting
Ghaziabad, December 8
A shocking incident has come to light in which the police, whose primary duty is to protect the life and property of the public, indulged in looting in the name of conducting a raid.


Upgraded version of Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 launched
Gurgaon, December 8
The Union Government may be tom-toying its ongoing massive expansion and linkages of roads in the country under the National Highway Development Project and the Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojna, but the car manufacturing major, the Maruti Udyog Ltd (MUL), is not impressed, at least for the present.


University Network Project puts DU on information highway
New Delhi, December 8
Technological advancement, which hitherto seemed to elude the Delhi University, has become a reality with the inauguration of the University Network Project here today. The “dream project”, a part of the Vidya Vahini project of e-enabling universities, has cost the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology a sum of Rs 3.85 crore.


 B. V. Selvaraj FACE TO FACE
A bard’s eye view
hen thoughts crystallise and knock at the door, one has to find time to capture them, more so when they come in poetry, feels Mr B. V. Selvaraj, the IAS officer-turned-poet. He shares some of his aspirations with Ravi Bhatia.


Prayag floors Rishi Prakash, enters final
New Delhi, December 8
Prayag of New Delhi scored a quick first round RSC (referee stopped the contest) victory against Rishi Prakash of East and entered the final of the 25th Delhi State Sub-Junior Boxing Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Yorks pip Paragon in DDCA League
New Delhi, December 8
Yorks Club defeated Paragon Club by 22 runs in a DDCA A-II Division League at the RSKP ground.

Young Blood win in Cariappa Cup polo tourney
New Delhi, December 8
Young Blood defeated KIDC by seven goals to three in the Field Marshal Cariappa Cup Polo Tournament at the Army Equestrian Centre Polo ground.

Sagar Garg shines in drawn match
New Delhi, December 8
A devastating bowling performance of 7 for 47 by Sagar Garg helped RPM Academy draw with Aviva XI in the opening match of the Aviva Young Achiever Under-13 Day-Night Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharati School ground, Saket.

Gyan Bharati School principal R C Sekhar with Mr Stuart Purdy before the opening match of the Aviva Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharati ground.
Gyan Bharati School principal R C Sekhar with Mr Stuart Purdy before the opening match of the Aviva Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharati ground.

Double delight for J D Madan
New Delhi, December 8
J D Madan earned a ‘double’ as he won the saloon class titles in the National Racing Championship, organised under the aegis of the Madras Motor Sport Club. In the Formula Maruti category, Gaurav Dalal dominated the first race while Hari K topped in the second race.

DPS down Bukit Jalil
New Delhi, December 8
Hosts Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram defeated Bukit Jalil Sports School, Malaysia by 93 runs and entered the quarter-final of the DPS World Cup Cricket Tournament for Schools at the Guru Gobind Singh College ground, Pitampura.Top

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