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Sheila vows to turn Delhi into world class city state
Sheila Dikshit New Delhi, December 15
Lieutenant Governor Vijai Kapoor on Monday morning administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sheila Dikshit and six of her Cabinet colleagues at the swearing-in ceremony held on the lawns of Raj Nivas.

Sheila Dikshit


Walia gets finance, Yusuf power
New Delhi, December 15
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has entrusted AK Walia with the ‘coveted’ portfolio of finance and given the responsibility of heading the departments of power and transport to Haroon Yusuf.


(From L to R) Haroon Yusuf, Yoganand Shastri, Mangat Ram Singhal and Arvinder Singh Lovely at the swearing-in ceremony in the Capital on Monday. Ajay Maken, who has been named the Speaker, looks the other way. — Tribune Photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Legal Corner
HC issues notices to MCD, RWA for park misuse
New Delhi, December 15
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the NCT Government of Delhi, the Director, Horticulture, and the Resident Welfare Association of the Gujranwala Group Housing Society for misuse of a park located in B-Block, Gujranwala for commercial gains.

Balli accuses Akalis of non-cooperation during polls
New Delhi, December 15
The Delhi BJP’s ties with the Shiromani Akali Dal seem to be coming under a strain with senior BJP leader Harsharan Singh Balli accusing the ally of non-cooperation during the Assembly election.

Cable operators allow telecast of some channels
New Delhi, December 15
Blank screens greeted residents of South Delhi at midnight, thanks to the cable operators switching off all pay channels in their bid to switch over to the Conditional Access System.



BJP rally at Hansi to be addressed by Advani, Naidu
Sonepat, December 15
The Bharatiya Janata Party has finalised its strategy for the next Lok Sabha elections aimed at winning over 300 seats. Disclosing this, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, MP, and the spokesman of the BJP Haryana unit, told mediapersons here today that the party had strengthened its base in the rural and tribal areas. The victory of the party in the recent Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh were an example of the successful party strategy so far.


Housing Board colonies or shanty towns?
Faridabad, December 15
The dream of many people of owning a house or residing in the Housing Board colonies with all the urban civic facilities seems to be shattered as these colonies are reduced to being slum-like clusters in the district.


Mr P. Shanker, CVC, inaugurating PNB’s office site ATM at Mayur Vihar in the Capital in the presence of Mr S. S. Kohli, CMD, PNB, Mr T.S. Narayanasami, ED, PNB, and other senior executives.
Mr P. Shanker, CVC, inaugurating PNB’s office site ATM at Mayur Vihar in the Capital in the presence of Mr S. S. Kohli, CMD, PNB, Mr T.S. Narayanasami, ED, PNB, and other senior executives.

No qualms about sealing the road for private function
Sonepat, December 15
Weddings in this city are perhaps celebrated with greater pomp and show than elsewhere in the state but no matter how grand the marriage, how delicious the food and how fancy the invitation cards everyone inevitably economises on one item.

e-enabled facility for EPF launched
Noida, December 15
The Additional Central Provident Fund Commissioner (North Zone), Mr L.R. Dabas, launched the e-enabled facility for employers of establishments covered under the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Act, 1952, for voluntary compliance in EPFO here today. Through this new e-mail facility, prompt communication on all matters requiring

You have to be tough to travel on this passenger train
Sonepat, December 15
Women passengers, particularly commuters and schoolteachers working in Delhi schools, have been facing great inconvenience in travelling on the l DPM (EMU) passenger train bound for Panipat on their return journey to destinations like Badli, Narela, Ratdhana, Sonepat, Ganaur, Samalkha and Panipat.

Lanka examines feasibility of metro rail with DMRC
New Delhi, December 15
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been approached by the Government of Sri Lanka for examining the feasibility of metro rail system for Colombo. The Urban Development Minister, Mr Bandaru Dattatraya, today told the Lok Sabha that no agreement, however, has been signed to the effect. He said the DMRC had awarded a contract to a consortium of Japanese and Korean companies for commissioning 240 coaches for the Delhi Metro.

Two inter-state auto criminals arrested
Ghaziabad (Hapur), December 15
The Babugarh Police have arrested two inter-state criminals involved in vehicle thefts after an encounter on the Ganga canal road near Rasoolpur village. The police also seized three stolen motorcycles from them. Country-made revolvers, live cartridges and knives were also seized from the arrested criminals. The criminals were wanted in a number of auto thefts in Delhi, Haryana and UP, the police said.

Nalin and Renoo NirulaOffering life solutions to troubled minds
New Delhi, December 15
Little did Nalin and Renoo Nirula, the husband and wife duo, a Reiki and Clairvoyant experts, know that they could bring respite to people through their mystical healing powers. Till date, the ‘healing duo,’ have offered life solutions to a large number of people.

Nalin and Renoo Nirula

Woman among 3 injured as motorcycle loses balance
Sonepat, December 15
Three persons, including a woman, were seriously injured when a motorcycle on which they were travelling overturned on the Sonepat-Gohana road near Mohana village, about 19 km from here last evening.



Criminals arrested for extorting money, arms seized
New Delhi, December 15
The West district police claimed to have arrested two criminals, identified as Diwan Chand alias Lala (30) and Sunil (22), residents of Raghubir Nagar while they were on their way to extort money from a businessman in Raghubir Nagar.

Criminal arrested
A notorious criminal, identified as Arvind Chauhan, stated to be the member of the Surinder Barwala gang, was arrested during night patrolling by the Rai police near the Yamuna river, about 15 km from here last night. According to a report, the criminal made an attempt to escape but was overpowered by the police after a hot chase.



B. K. SharmaTeaching the poor

Mr B. K. Sharma, a schoolteacher, views his mission in life to 
educate the poor students. And for this, he chucked a police job in Uttar Pradesh. He spends a chunk of his salary on the education of students of lower strata. He speaks to Syed Ali Ahmed.

r B. K. Sharma, who teaches in a government school in East district, has been active as a social worker in the National Capital since 1983, when he joined the Delhi Administration, keeping alive the traditional Guru Shishya relationship, which is rare to find these days.



193 cases registered at free cancer detection camp
Panipat, December 15
As many as 193 cases were registered at a free cancer detection camp at Anand Nursing Home conducted by Rotary Club, Panipat, in joint operation with Dharmshila Cancer Hospital, Delhi, in association with Panipat Refinery which concluded here on Sunday evening.



Neetu Kumari leaps to new record
New Delhi, December 15
Neetu Kumari of Miranda House bettered her own triple jump record when she cleared 11.14 metres to rewrite her own record of 11.04 metres in the Delhi University Inter-College Athletic Meet for men and women at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. Rachana Sharma of Miranda House took the silver while Amrita Bisht of Kamla Nehru accounted for the bronze.

Sandhya Nagraj
Sandhya Nagraj in action in an Under-18 girls singles match in the DSCL Open National Tennis Championship at the DLTA court on Monday. — Photo by Kamal Singh.

Holy Heart rout Apex School
New Delhi, December 15
Defending champions Holy Heart School, Aizawal (Mizoram) routed Apex Public School, Delhi 3-0 in a quarter-final match of the under-14 Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Top players for Asian Kabaddi Championship
Sonepat, December 15
Three top Kabaddi players from Sonepat district will participate in the senior and junior Asian Kabaddi Championship being held in Malaysia from December 18 to 21.

Salwan Boys enter semi-finals
New Delhi, December 15
Salwan Boys defeated Poorvi Delhi Academy by 27 runs and entered the semi-final of the Kehar Singh Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.

National CBSE Volleyball Championship
Faridabad, December 15
The semi-finals line up of the boys and girls section of the ongoing Third CBSE National Volleyball Championship at DAV School grounds here is ready.

The achiever
Nitin Saini notches up highest runs for Haryana
Rohtak, December 15
Nitin Saini: Waiting Amidst Abhijit Kale’s episode and plethora of international as well domestic cricket, the feat of a youngster from Rohtak, deserving accolades, remain unnoticed. The sufferer on this count is the captain of Haryana under-15 cricket team Nitin Saini, who achieved the distinction of emerging highest run getter in North Zone this season. He led the side with an example by scoring 459 runs in four matches of the inter-state under-15 cricket tourney recognised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Laxman School move up
New Delhi, December 15
Laxman School defeated Razzak High School, Bangladesh by 64 runs in the Laxman Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Laxman Public School ground.

Vizzy Trophy meeting
New Delhi, December 15
A meeting of the Vizzy Trophy Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India will be held in Mumbai on Tuesday to finalise the programme for the Vizzy Trophy Tournament under the chairmanship of former Board secretary Narhari Amin.

I G Stadium annex Prem Lata Trophy
New Delhi, December 15
Indira Gandhi Stadium defeated Air Sahara in the final of the third C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy at the Mohan Meakin ground. The final could not be played due to a wet ground, and the winners were decided through ‘tie-breaker’. 


DM suspends sarpanch for irregularities
Jhajjar, December 15
The sarpanch of Sondhi village has been placed under suspension on the charges of irregularities and misuse of his powers. According to the official press note, the District Magistrate, Mr Mohinder Kumar, suspended the sarpanch, identified as Prabhu, under Section 51(B) of Panchayati Raj Act.

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