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Sheila, keen on amiable second term, calls on PM
New Delhi, December 17

The Government of NCT of Delhi and the Centre appeared to have put the unseemly developments that caused a strain in their ties behind them after Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

BJP senior leader Madan Lal Khurana signs his resignation
BJP senior leader Madan Lal Khurana signs his resignation letter in the presence of Delhi Assembly Speaker Subhash Chopra in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Paharganj money changer’s murder case cracked
New Delhi, December 17
With the arrest of one Rajeev Dhaiya, alias Raju, a resident of Sonepat, the North-West district claims have solved a sensational abduction-cum-murder case of trader Dalip Kumar Sahajwani (37) in the Paharganj area of Central district on December 13.

Rajeev Dahiya, alias Raju, who was allegedly involved in a daylight murder in Paharganj. — A Tribune Photograph
Rajeev Dahiya, alias Raju, who was allegedly involved in a daylight murder in Paharganj.

Mathura jeweller’s loot case solved, three arrested
Greater Noida, December 17
The Surajpur police have cracked the case of looting of a Mathura jeweller, just before Diwali, by arresting three seasoned criminals. Goods worth lakhs have been recovered from them which include Rs.1.50 lakh in cash and 10 kg of silver, along with a revolver, cartridges and knives, according to Superintendent of Police S P Singh.

BJP yet to elect House leader; Khurana quits seat
New Delhi, December 17
Member of Parliament Madan Lal Khurana on Wednesday morning submitted his resignation to the Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly. Khurana, who is a sitting member of Lok Sabha from the Sadar parliamentary constituency in Delhi, vacated the Moti Nagar seat that he won in the December 1 Assembly election.

BSNL’s rural connectivity on the blink
Panipat, December 17
“Connecting India”, the oft-repeated slogan of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has taken a beating with two rural telephone exchanges being out of order for the past over three days. In the process over 3,000 phones are lying dead in several villages of Israna block, putting the subscribers to a lot of inconvenience in the biting cold.

Ban on knitting: Knotty problem for lady teachers
Noida, December 17
Lady teachers in Uttar Pradesh are smarting under a ban imposed on knitting in duty hours in schools, dubbing it private work. The authorities have threatened habitual offenders with harsh punishment.


CM should step down for fair trial, says Malik
Sonepat, December 17
Senior Congress leader and former HPCC president Dharam Pal Singh Malik has demanded that following registration of a case in the matter relating to alleged irregularities in the recruitment of JBT teachers by the CBI, the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, should step down for the sake of an independent and fair investigation.


320 cases of fire in Sonepat district this year
Sonepat, December 17
As many as 320 cases of fire have been reported during the current year in the district and the loss is estimated at Rs 2,24,69,000 caused by these incidents.

Haryana farmers take out a massive rally
Haryana farmers take out a massive rally for their demands in the Capital on Wednesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Lepers at Vaikunth Dham struggle to lead a respectful life
Panipat, December 17
The collective efforts being made by the district administration to establish a leper home and the initiative taken by an Italian, Mr Chelste Cristallani, with the cooperation of an Indian missionary, Father Ishwar Prasad, and a noted social worker of Panipat, Mr Satish Guglani, proved futile as the purpose for which this Vaikunth Dham was established 12 years ago seems to have been defeated.

Four women among 10 hurt in three mishaps
Sonepat, December 17
At least 10 persons, including four women, were injured in three different accidents on National Highway 1 and the inter-state Sonepat-Meerut road on Monday night.

7 possible suspects in Swiss rape case
New Delhi, December 17
Efforts are on to nab those involved in the rape of a Swiss diplomat in the Capital recently with about 14,000 people being questioned in this regard, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Investment in power sector up by 220%
Noida, December 17
The investment in power sector has increased by 220% during the 10th Five Year Plan as compared to the last plan. The government has fixed an equity support of Rs 3,000 crore for the purpose.

Delimitation duty: 10 truant teachers to face action
Sonepat, December 17
The district administration has decided to take disciplinary and penal action against 10 schoolteachers who have not turned up for duty yesterday in connection with the delimitation of wards for the Sonepat Municipal Council.


Gang making fake documents smashed
New Delhi, December 17
With the arrest of two persons, the East district police claimed to have busted a gang which was involved in preparing fake documents and also used to appear as sureties in the courts under different names with the help of documents.

Job racket busted; two held
New Delhi, December 17
Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a job racket with the arrest of two suspects. They were identified as Jawahar Lal Jatana and Arvind Kumar Sinha. They were arrested for allegedly indulging in the issuance of fake appointment orders for the posts of Assistant Manager and Cargo Loaders in Airport Authority of India for exchange of Rs 50, 000 to Rs 2,00,000 each.


Keane India opens development centre at Gurgaon
Gurgaon, December 17
Keane India Ltd, an integral part of Keane Inc, a major multinational business and information technology (IT) consulting firm, today announced the opening of its new development centre here.


DTF expresses reservations over concept papers
THE Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF) has expressed reservations over the UGC’s concept paper titled, ‘Towards Formulation of Model Act for Universities of the 21st Century in India’.

Singer Shibani Kashyap performs at the Gargi College fest. She had the audience jiving with her numbers Sajana and Nagmagee. Boy band Joshilay also had the girls screaming for more.
Singer Shibani Kashyap performs at the Gargi College fest
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Health workers to launch stir against privatisation move
Sonepat, December 17
The Multi-Purpose Health Workers Association of the Health Department has decided to launch an agitation against the state government’s move to hand over the department to private companies. The association will organise demonstrations at different places on certain dates to oppose the move.


Oxford School to meet Carnicobar in Subroto final
New Delhi, December 17
Oxford High School, Aizawal (Mizoram) will take on Govt High School, Tamaloo (Carnicobar) in the under-17 final of the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium. In the semi-finals played on Wednesday, Oxford School defeated Town High School, Sundergarh (Orissa) 4-1 while the Carnicobar School toyed with Kabiraj Tilla High School, Agarthala 4-0.

Gyan Bharati Academy post big win
New Delhi, December 17
Devastating bowling spells by Ajay Chauhan, who claimed 3 for 18 and 4 for 31 in the first and second innings respectively, and 4 for 15 by Abhilash Malik and 5 for 32 by Anookool Chandok enabled hosts Gyan Bharati South Delhi Academy defeat United Delhi Academy by five wickets in the Aviva Young Achiever (Under-13) Two-Day Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground. Gyan Bharati collected 15 points for their victory while United got four points.

Bangladesh School down Don Bosco
New Delhi, December 17
A productive bowling spell of 4 for 24 by leg-spinner Munim Kaiser and a strokeful 58, laced with one six and six fours off 99 balls by Izal Ahmed Khan, enabled Comilla Sports Academy, Bangladesh defeat Don Bosco School by 46 runs in the Laxman Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Laxman School ground.

Club Golf Championship
New Delhi, December 17
The all-India finals of the Signature Club Golf Championship will be held at the Jaypee Greens Resort at Greater Noida on December 20 to decide the Champion Golf Club of India.

Chand Khanna whip Delhi Police
New Delhi, December 17
An unbeaten half century by Rajeev Rathore was the highlight as Chand Khanna Club whipped Delhi Police by five wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the RSC ground.

UK World annex Kehar Singh Trophy
New Delhi, December 17
A scintillating knock by Rohan Tuteja (48) was the highlight as UK World defeated Salwan Boys School by five runs in the title clash of the Kehar Singh Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri School ground.
The U K World team, who lifted the Kehar Singh Under-15 Cricket Tournament Trophy at the Vikaspuri ground in the Capital, with their prizes.
The U K World team, who lifted the Kehar Singh Under-15 Cricket Tournament Trophy at the Vikaspuri ground in the Capital, with their prizes.

Delhi State Roller Skating
New Delhi, December 17
The 32nd Delhi State Roller Skating Championship will be held at the Talkatora Skating Rink from December 22 to 24. The championship will comprise of artistic, pair skating, speed skating and roller hockey.


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