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Cable subscribers get
respite till New Year
New Delhi, December 16
The decision to allow three popular channels without the set top box is clearly going to cheer scores of TV buffs in the South of the city who were greeted with disrupted telecast of their favourite programmes on the tube.

Khurana innings in Delhi over? To quit Moti Nagar seat today
Madan Lal KhuranaNew Delhi, December 16
Madan Lal Khurana will submit his resignation from the Delhi Legislative Assembly tomorrow. Putting an end to speculation in this regard, Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources said the sitting Member of Parliament from the Sadar constituency in Delhi has decided to vacate his Assembly seat.

Akali Dal claims credit for Balli’s victory
New Delhi, December 16
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has denied reports of a rift in its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and claimed that the victory of the five candidates fielded by the BJP in Sikh-dominated constituencies only went to prove that the Akalis had worked in tandem with the BJP to defeat the Congress.

Ajay Jadeja and Dr. K.K. Aggarwal at a press conference, where they unveiled the Akhand Heart Darbar in the Capital on Tuesday.
Ajay Jadeja and Dr. K.K. Aggarwal at a press conference, where they unveiled the Akhand Heart Darbar in the Capital on Tuesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, along with Cabinet colleagues, called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the Capital on Tuesday.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, along with Cabinet colleagues, called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the Capital on Tuesday. 
— Photos by Kamal Singh

CBI files chargesheet against DDA officials
New Delhi, December 16
The CBI has filed a charge sheet in a city court against two DDA officials who allegedly took bribe from a contractor to get his pending bills cleared and for allotting him work.

13.5 kg heroin seized
New Delhi, December 16
In a huge haul, the Delhi Police Narcotics cell today claimed to have arrested four persons in four different cases and seized 13.5 kg of heroin worth Rs 13.5 crore in the international market. In one of the cases, the sleuths are looking for a foreigner who was to receive the consignment.

Parking regulatory policy framed for vehicles in Capital
New Delhi, December 16
A policy to regulate parking of ever-growing number of vehicles in the Capital has been formulated by the Government of NCT of Delhi, the Traffic Police and various concerned agencies, the Lok Sabha was informed today.


Heavy downpour to help in rabi sowing
Sonepat, December 16
The intermittent rain last night brought much needed relief to the farmers of this region, who were in desperate need of water for the sowing of the rabi crops.

— Photo by Kamal Singh

Immorality on TV contributes to AIDS: NACO chief
Jhajjar: The Chairman of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) of Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Dr R. S. Mishra, said television contributed a lot in the increase in AIDS cases in the country as the youth of the country were in a dilemma and had lost a sense of ethics due to the picturisation of obscenity in TV serials.

Disability camp sends home many with smiles & more
Sonepat, December 16
Eleven-year-old Seema is a resident of Agwanpur village and studies in the fourth standard. She had been unable to walk as she was disabled.

Vijay Divas marked by Pine Infantry division
Meerut, December 16
The Indian Armed Forces will no longer play a defensive role in war with Pakistan in the future. Instructions in this regard was issued by the government to the Armed Forces, said the General Officer Commanding, Pine Infantry division, Major General R K Singh, VSM, while addressing a joint ‘Sainik Sammelan Darbar’ of Pine Division, to mark the occasion of Vijay Divas.

Move to increase route permits meets with resistance
Sonepat, December 16
The state government’s decision to increase the route permits for private transporters and extend the limits of their area of operation has not been finding favour either from the private transporters or from the Haryana Roadways Workers Union.

Unregulated crossings lead to anarchy on roads
Sonepat, December 16
Road accidents in this city and other parts of the district, particularly on the National Highway no. 1, have been on the increase, thanks to the failure of the district and police administration to take regulatory steps to curb increasing “lawlessness” on the road.

Man planning to kill in-laws held with illegal arms
New Delhi, December 16
The Delhi Police Special Cell today claimed to have arrested one person found with illegal arms and ammunition. The sleuths recovered one pistol along with seven live cartridges and another country-made weapon from his possession.

MCD accused of leaving poor people shelterless
New Delhi, December 16
The leader of the Opposition in the MCD, Mr Subhash Arya, alleged that the MCD had failed to provide shelter to the poor and the suffering. Despite financial provisions, the MCD had not undertaken any developmental work, Mr alleged.

Stamp paper scam: FIR filed against 65
Ghaziabad, December 16
The Special Task Force has filed an FIR against 65 persons for using fake stamp papers worth lakhs of rupees in official work.

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451 retail loans aggregating Rs 18 cr disbursed by PNB
Panipat, December 16
A retail lending and disbursement programme was organized by the Punjab National Bank at Hotel Mid Town today evening. As many as 451 retail loans aggregating Rs18 crore were disbursed to customers from Karnal, Sonepat and Panipat districts by the senior Regional Manager, Karnal, Mr R.K.Sharma.



VC nominates members to Academic Council
Rohtak, December 16
The Vice-Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Maj-Gen Bhim Singh Suhag (retd), has nominated Dr Surendr Kumar Malik, principal, All Indian Jat Heroes Memorial College, Rohtak, and Prof. S.B.A. Zaidi, principal, Y. M. D. College, Nuh, to the Academic Council of the University.

Man Acquitted


Shopper’s Stop: Collection for men.GLITZ&GLAMOUR
A warm and snug line for the trendiest
uddy Davis has launched its Winter Collection, which claims to “keep you warm and snug even with drastically dropping temperatures”. We were told that “the innovative concepts, styles and designs have been conceptualised in an in-house internationally recognised Biondi Studio to cater to the trend setting men and women who want to explore and redefine fashion.”

Shopper’s Stop: Collection for men.

Unravelling the real life of the poor
howcasing the life of the poor and the marginalised, ‘The Joy of giving’, a movie, has received ‘Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2003’. The movie made as part of the ActionAid India’s ‘Karam Mitra’ initiative is now set to go international with the participation in forthcoming renowned film festivals including Prague, Hollywood Film Festival, Human Rights Festival at California and One World Festival at London.



Sonnet grab five points in under-13 cricket
New Delhi, December 16
A half century by Ankush Panwar and a fiery spell of 5 for 46 by left-arm spinner Manan Sharma helped Sonnet Club earn five points from their drawn match against Bharat National Academy in the Aviva Young Achiever Under-13 Cricket Tournament. Bharat received three points.

  • Salwan move into final

Anish Aggarwal stars in G G Dutt’s victory
New Delhi, December 16
A fine all-round performance by Anish Aggarwal (47 and 4 for 48) helped Goswami Ganesh Dutt Club defeat Young Cricketers by 39 runs in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

  • Phadkar Cricket

Rain hits Subroto soccer matches
New Delhi, December 16
Heavy rains on Tuesday morning made the Ambedkar Stadium unfit to hold the Subroto Mukhrejee Cup Football matches, forcing the organising committee to reschedule some of the matches on other grounds like the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

AAI record thrilling victory
New Delhi, December 16
Airports Authority of India (AAI) scored a four-run thrilling victory against NTPC in the Luminous Cup Cricket Tournament at the Vinay Marg ground.

  • Flying Sixers Cricket

Bharat Academy lift cricket title
New Delhi, December 16
Bharat National Academy defeated Ramfal Academy by five wickets to annex the SPM Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the SPM College ground.

The Bharat National School team, which won the SPM Cricket Trophy, with SPM College principal Dr S. K. Jolly.

Turf Sports Juniors lose to Melbourne School
New Delhi, December 16
Turf Sports Juniors lost to Melbourne High School by 40 runs during their tour of Australia.

  • KLM beat Sikka

Milkha Singh to play in pro-am golf
New Delhi, December 16
‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh will be the star attraction in the pro-am event of the Tata Open to be held in Jamshedpur. B Muthuraman, managing director of Tata Stell, will inaugurate the Rs 15 lakh prize money tournament.

Special Focus on Gurgaon
Gurgaon could be a happening place for adventure sports
Gurgaon, December 16
If things go according to plan Gurgaon would soon be one of the happening places for organising adventure sports in the future. Pioneering efforts have been done in this field in the Golden Greens Golf Course and Country Club, located about 10 km from here. The Golden Greens Golf Club, claimed to be Asia’s first 18-hole links golf course, nestled in the foothills of Aravallis Hills, organised a spectrum of adventure sports recently.

Adventure Sports in Golden Green Golf and Country Club

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