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Sheila gets Sonia’s nod
New Delhi, December 10
Ready to don the mantle, at last Sheila Dikshit will stake claim to form the government tomorrow. Armed with the letter issued by the All India Congress Committee nominating her as leader of Congress Legislature Party, Dikshit will call on the Lieutenant Governor during the day.

Ready to don the mantle, at last. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


Fatal attraction
Missing doctor was killed by paramour
New Delhi, December 10
The main accused, Meenu, who wanted to end her illicit relationship with the slain doctor The police have claimed that the 51-year old diabetologist, Dr R. K. Gupta of Ganga Ram Hospital, who went missing on December 5, had been murdered by his kidnappers. They claim to have recovered the victim’s charred body on Sunday.

The main accused, Meenu, who wanted to end her illicit relationship with the slain doctor. —  Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Dacoity bid foiled at petrol pump
Sonepat, December 10
The Gohana police foiled a dacoity attempt after exchange of fire at a petrol station on the Gohana-Jind road near Khandrai village, about 45 km from here, last night.

Pay property tax, book a park on Net
New Delhi, December 10
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi today signed agreements with the State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Global Trust Bank, to facilitate online payments by citizens through credit and debit cards. This facility will be started within a few days.

No escape from killer intersections
Gurgaon, December 10
Illegal intersections on the national highway, especially in the stretch between Delhi and Jaipur, often spell doom for speeding motorists.

Milk van carrying liquor impounded
Faridabad, December 10
The illicit liquor mafia, operational in the district, recently resorted to a novel modus operandi: It used a ‘Mother Dairy’ van to ferry liquor bottles. The police stumbled over the camouflage when they laid their hands on a milk van carrying liquor worth over Rs one lakh. The van bore the logo of Mother Dairy.



Parties put women on top to woo voters
Panipat, December 10
Political parties in Panipat district have become active in nominating women office bearers to the various posts in order to attract women voters in the Assembly elections due next year.

SAD (B) leader complains to Dy PM
New Delhi, December 10
Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Bhogal, secretary-general, Delhi State Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), who fought on the BJP’s ticket from the Jangpura Assembly constituency, has filed a compliant in the Deputy Prime Minister’s office against the “inaction by the police” over a case registered by him.



Rally demands end to ‘mad rush for boys only’
New Delhi, December 10
Demanding an end to the mindless killing of the girl child both within and outside the womb, hundreds of protestors observed the Human Rights Day in the Capital today. Raising slogans and armed with the placards that highlighted the bias against the girl child, a large number of women, children and men sought an end to the sex determination tests and female foeticide.


Sensations members from Kirori Mal College, the winners of Pizza Hut ‘Jig & Jeeto’ contest, with actor Fardeen Khan
Sensations members from Kirori Mal College, the winners of Pizza Hut ‘Jig & Jeeto’ contest, with actor Fardeen Khan. 

Traffic disrupted over police inaction
Ghaziabad (Hapur), December 10
A large number of villagers disrupted the traffic on the Hapur-Modinagar road against the police inaction over jurisdiction row between the Meerut and the Ghaziabad police station after the body of a kidnapped youth had been found in a nearby sugarcane field.

Prisoners shifted to ease pressure on district jail
Sonepat, December 10
In a bid to end overcrowding in the Sonepat District Jail, as many as 149 prisoners were shifted to the Central Jail at Gurgaon, constructed recently by the state government.

  • IAF officer, wife injured

  • Insufficient allocation of funds

Accidents claim 392 lives till Nov
New Delhi, December 10
Road accidents had claimed as many as 392 lives in the national Capital till November this year while another 880 were injured, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Replying to written questions, Minister of State for Home I D Swami said while 297 persons were killed due to heavy vehicles like goods carriers, 60 were killed by private passenger buses and another 35 by Delhi Transport Corporation buses.

DPCC president Prem Singh, still holding on to the CM’s chair.
DPCC president Prem Singh, still holding on to the CM’s chair. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Amend building laws, urges MCD leader
New Delhi, December 10
The Chairman of Standing Committee and Leader of House in the MCD, Mr Ram Babu Sharma, today demanded that the Central Government should initiate necessary steps to amend the existing building bylaws to facilitate the regularisation of existing unauthorised constructions.

Old couple killed in cylinder blast
Jhajjar, December 10
An aged couple reportedly died in a gas cylinder blast in Khanpur Kalan village of the district two days ago. According to the information reaching here today, a woman Chando Devi (50) was cooking in the morning of December 5. Suddenly, the cylinder burst, and the woman and her husband Ishwar Singh (55) received injuries. They were admitted to hospitals in a serious condition. Both succumbed to their injuries on December 8.

  • Rail line demanded

  • Couples arrested

  • Youth held for bid to snatch necklace

  • Body found

  • Petrol pumps raided

LG Prayas to work for deprived kids
New Delhi, December 10

NOBLE CAUSE LG Electronics India Ltd has joined hands with the city-based NGO, Prayas, to work for the underprivileged children. The Indian subsidiary of the Korean electronic giant has donated Rs 25 lakh to launch a joint programme. LG Prayas is aimed at providing education, health care, shelter, vocational training and rehabilitation to the underprivileged children.

NOBLE CAUSE: LG Electronics India Ltd joins hands with the city-based NGO, Prayas, to work for the underprivileged children.


Workshop owner held for chassis racket
New Delhi, December 10
With the arrest of a motor workshop owner, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket of alteration of chassis number, engine number of 15-year-old Matador tempo which was invalid to ply in the national Capital.

Held for promising investors the moon
Rewari, December 10
Following a complaint lodged by Mrs Raj Rani, wife of Kishan Singh, resident of Rampura village near here, the Model Town Police have arrested Abdul and Aslam, both residents of Shakarpura, Delhi; Suresh Sharma and his wife Sunitas Sharma, resident of Palam (Delhi) and Mohan Yadav of Qutabpur locality of Rewari City, all functionaries of a ‘fraudulent’ finance company, “Revolution Forever Marketing Private Ltd” which had been running in the Company Bagh area here for a long time.



Is UPSC giving a raw deal to disabled?
he National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People has decided to challenge what they allege is "discriminatory behaviour by the UPSC" towards the disabled. "Though the UPSC has made itself disabled-friendly as an institution, it has failed on other counts," said the Executive Director, NCPEDP, Javed Abidi. He recalled, "couple of years ago it was a hearing impaired boy from Kerela who despite his meritorious performance was denied a chance to join the services, then it was a candidate with low vision who having cleared the hurdles of the prelims, the mains and the interview were rejected on the basis of the physical test.

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  • Management journal

  • Kapoor offered chancellor’s post

  • Amity joins hands with Spain

  • Outreach at NIIT centres



DAV School sail into World Cup semi-final
New Delhi, December 10
DAV School, Chandigarh nosed out Barguna Zilla School, Bangladesh by two wickets and sailed into the semi-final of the DPS World Cup Invitational Cricket for Schools at the SGTB Khalsa College ground.

Royal Kashmir go down fighting
New Delhi, December 10
Royal Kashmir A team went down fighting to Teachers 4-6, despite a two-goal effort from their Argentinean import Juan Imbroglio, in their first encounter of the Baroda Cup Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo ground on Tuesday. Pretender Singh starred for the winners, scoring three goals.

Apex School record facile victory in Subrogor
New Delhi, December 10
Apex Public School, Delhi blanked St. Joseph School, Diapur (Naga land) 3-0 in a Group III match of the Subrogor Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday. Sunny scored once in each half while Robin accounted for the other goal.

Super Star, Rehma win in DDCA League
New Delhi, December 10
Super Star beat Oriental Bank of Commerce by nine wickets in the DDCA League at the RSKP ground. Scores: Oriental Bank: 119 all out 38.2 overs (Anil Arora 31, Vikrant Sehwag 3 for 25, Devender Bhandari 2 for 31, Amit Sharma 2 for 27). Super Star: 120 for 1 in 21 overs (Rakesh Sharma 51 n o, Tejender Singh 42 n o).

Salman School enter quarters
New Delhi, December 10
A fine knock of 52 by Shobhit Kaushik and all-round performance by Yogesh Nagar helped Salman Boys defeat St. Giri School by 107 runs and entered the quarter-final of the third Kehar Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Vikas Puri ground.

Mohit Sharma slams century in Achiever tourney
New Delhi, December 10
An unbeaten century (112) by Mohit Sharma and 70 not out by Vinod Chug helped Hansraj Model School defeat West Delhi Academy by ten wickets in the Aviva Young Achiever Cricket Tournament.

Gagman Verma shoots into lead at NGC open
New Delhi, December 10
Gagman Varma shot as superb five-under par 67 to return as the leader after the opening round of the NGC Open 2003 at the Noida Golf Course here today. The IOCL amateur led by two strokes over SSP Chowrasia who was the best amongst the professionals.

CBSE Volleyball championship
Faridabad, December 10
Cricketer Kapil Dev will be the chief guest at the inaugural function of the third CBSE National Volleyball Championship to be held at DAV Public school, Sector 14, here form December 13 to 16.

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