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Doctors’ admission to PG courses quashed
Rohtak, December 9
The admission of Haryana Civil Medical Services (HCMS) doctors to various post-graduate courses like MD/MS/PG Diplomas in the PT B D Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Science (PGDMS) for the year 2003 has been quashed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

MLAs step aside, ask Sonia to nominate CM
New Delhi, December 9
The Congress Legislature Party in Delhi has asked the party’s president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, to nominate a person of her choice as Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi. The CLP, which met in the evening, deliberated for an hour before adopting a resolution that authorised Mrs Gandhi to nominate its leader who will become the chief minister.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Pranab Mukherjee and DPCC president Ch. Prem Singh during a CLP meeting at AICC office Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Pranab Mukherjee and DPCC president Ch. Prem Singh during a CLP meeting at AICC office in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune by photo Mukesh Aggarwal

bloody encounter
Three copper wire robbers gunned down by police 
Ghaziabad, December 9
The Ghaziabad police have shot dead three criminals who were fleeing after looting copper wire worth Rs 5 lakh from a Hapur electrical trader’s godown. The encounter had taken place early in the morning near Khichra village under Mussori police station. The police claimed to have seized one rifle, two local revolvers and about two dozen live cartridges from the desperadoes who could not be identified till late in the evening.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the CLP meeting
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the CLP meeting. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


Desperate cry for adopting an abandoned girl
Sonepat, December 9
A couple from Rohtak has been knocking at the door of the administration in Sonepat district for adoption of an abandoned two-month-old girl child for the last one month, but the authorities appear to be not keen to entertain the couple’s request.

Officials wink at encroachments in Faridabad
Faridabad, December 9
Encroachments or the violations of the norms laid by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have become the order of the day in various parts of the town. The authorities seem to be overlooking the malpractices

in a nutshell
Missing sisters surface in Shimla
Sonepat, December 9
The Sonepat police have rescued one Miss Seema, a student of B.A. Part 1 of a local girls’ college and her elder sister from Shimla and arrested two youths Rakesh and Deepak in this connection.

Rs 1 lakh in ‘alms’
Noida (Dadri), December 9
A beggar woman is alleged to have lifted a bag from the front seat of a trader Sunil Bansal’s car when he was checking the engine after lifting the bonnet near vegetable market here, the police said.


in parliament
Govt depts owe huge amounts as water, power charges
New Delhi, December 9
An amount of Rs 36,46,96,776 on account of electricity and water charges and an amount of Rs 2,70,62,77,178 on account of licence fee of the premises, including interest accrued on unpaid license fee, are outstanding against various government departments as on November 30, 2003.

Farmers huff and puff at canal water shortage
Sonepat, December 9
The persistent shortage and erratic supply of canal water have adversely affected the wheat crops in the villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Gohana Water Service Division in the district.

Schoolkids have a ball at Appu Ghar in the Capital Ajay Maken, Haroon Yusuf, Dr. A.K. Walia and Raj Kumar Chauhan during a CLP meeting at AICC office
Winter Fiesta: Schoolkids have a ball at Appu Ghar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal  Ajay Maken, Haroon Yusuf, Dr. A.K. Walia and Raj Kumar Chauhan during a CLP meeting at AICC office in the Capital on Tuesday. — A Tribune Photograph

GIA to petition Chautala on stopping land acquisition
Gurgaon, December 9
Stumped by the government’s decision to go ahead with its plan to acquire land in Begumpur Khatola, Narsinghpur and Khandsa villages, where large number of industries are in operation, the Gurgaon Industrial Association (GIA) will approach Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to procure veto against the move.

Delhi Govt demands Rs 7 cr from MCD for using global info system
New Delhi, December 9
The Delhi Government has demanded Rs 7 crore from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for the use of Global Information System (GIS) which will help detect and prevent unauthorised construction in the National Capital, sources said.

Ministerial staff threaten to go on strike 
Sonepat, December 9
The Excise and Taxation Ministerial Staff Association has threatened to go on mass leave on December 22 and 23 and bring the working of the department to a standstill if the association’s demands are not accepted by the government by December 15.

And finally a drizzle
Sonepat, December 9
Sonepat city and its adjoining areas received little rain for the first time during the current winter season thereby intensifying the cold in the area. The sky is still overcast with clouds and more rain is expected during the day.

Scribes to observe anti-repression day
Rohtak, December 9
The Haryana Union of Journalists and the Rohtak Patrakar Sangharsh Samiti has given a call for observing anti-repression day on December 15 in Haryana to protest against rising incidents of atrocities on journalists in the state and registration of false cases against some mediapersons at Rohtak.

Bodies of teacher, sons recovered
Sonepat, December 9
The police have succeeded in recovering the bodies of a schoolteacher and his two sons from JLN Canal near Barauta village on the Sonepat-Gohana road 142 hours after they drowned in it. According to a report, the police handed over the bodies to the parents of the schoolteacher after the post-mortem examination.


Cashier in LIC office robbed of Rs 9 lakh
Rewari, December 9
Armed youths robbed around Rs 9 lakh from a cashier of the Life Insurance Corporation of India at revolver-point in Brass Market here last evening. They sped away with the booty in an Indica car parked outside the building of the LIC office.

Liquor shop salesman killed
Loni(Ghaziabad), December 9
A salesman at the country liquor shop at Behta village in Loni was strangled to death. Criminals later looted the shop and decamped with Rs 5000 in cash. Deepak was working as a salesman in the country liquor shop owned by Nitin in Behta village. Deepak, who hailed from Rampur, used to sleep in the liquor shop at night.

Miscreants drive away with car at gunpoint 
Sonepat, December 9
Three unidentified armed miscreants are reported to have taken away a car from Mr Nirankar Tyagi, a resident of K.D. Nagar, Ganaur, 16 km from here, last night. According to a report, Mr Tyagi along with his two friends was travelling in the car from Sonepat to Ganaur. 

Delhi digest
Gang of robbers held at rly station
New Delhi, December 9
The railway police of the Crime Branch today claimed to have arrested a gang of robbers in the Sarai Rohilla railway station. The police also claimed to have seized a countrymade weapon and three knives from their possession.


30,000 new SIM cards for Rohtak: BSNL chief
Rohtak, December 9
The Chief General Manager of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Haryana, Mr A. K. Nagpal, today assured the BSNL mobile consumers that the shortage of its SIM cards would be overcome as 30,000 new sim cards would be made available within two or three days.

Manufacturers’ body meeting on Dec 11
The fourth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Manufacturers Association will be discussing schemes of the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) regarding loans and notices issued by the Haryana State Electricity Regulatory.


Essay competition on copying menace
Bhiwani, December 9
The Board of School Education, Haryana, is organising an essay competition on the menace of copying as part of its campaign to eradicate it from society.  Disclosing this, the board spokesperson said the competition was being organised under two categories, one for teachers of schools in the state affiliated to the board on the topic of “Shikshak Ka Elan, Nakal Par Puran Viram” and the second for the public on the topic of “Nakal Bachon Mein Vikas Ki Nahin, Kunthaon Ki Janani Hai”.


Bizarre: In sync with your soul
or the Winter 2003, Bizarre has fused, “the formality of eveningwear with the practical chic of denim”. The collection claims Bizarre is, “very warm, alive and dazzling”. Talking about the collection, Puja Mehra Gupta, design head and brain behind Bizarre, says: “This season the collection is eclectic. Day lends into night. Bright fuses with the subtle to create a look of total harmony. It is in sync with your soul. And flashing the brilliance of your real persona”.
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Cong organises blood donation camp
New Delhi, December 9
On the occasion of Congress president’s Sonia Gandhi’s birthday, the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress today organised blood donation camp. They observed the occasion as ‘Yuva Sankalp Diwas’.


Orissa, Tripura schools enter Subroto Cup semis
New Delhi, December 9
Town High School, Sundargarh (Orissa) defeated Good Shepherd High School, Shillong (Meghalaya) 1-0 to enter the semi-final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.

Karthikeyan to drive in Rome
New Delhi, December 9
India’s ace racing driver Narain Karthikeyan and the Tata Carlin Motorsport team will take part in the three-day test at the Vallelunga circuit, near Rome, later this year, and this has been confirmed by the European Minardi Cosworth.

Salwan Boys enter World Cup semis
New Delhi, December 9
Salwan Boys School, Delhi defeated Willes Little Flower School, Bangladesh by four wickets and entered the semi-final of the DPS World Cup Cricket for Schools at the SGTB Khalsa College ground.

Gojan Singh races to gold in Police Athletics
New Delhi, December 9
Gojan Singh and Naresh Kumar of Border Security Force made a one-two in the 5000-metre race of the 52nd All-India Police Athletic Championship at the Dronacharya Stadium at BSF Campus, Chawla. Gojan posted a time of 14:57.3 secs to win the gold. He was closely followed by Naresh Kumar to lift the silver while Aman Saini of Punjab annexed the bronze.

Corporate Golf at DLF
New Delhi, December 9
The three-day Invitational Golf Challenge for Corporates will be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club from December 12 to 14. The winners in the individual category will get an opportunity to play on the famous courses at St. Andrews in Scotland.

Pradeep Sangwan shines in Kehar tourney
New Delhi, December 9
An all-round display by Pradeep Sangwan (54 and 3 for 5) enabled Vikas Puri Coaching Centre defeat Ramakant Foundation by 109 runs in the third Kehar Singh Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.


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