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CAS is in favour of consumers: Govt
New Delhi, December 28
Defending Conditional Access System (CAS) in the Delhi High Court, the Union Government has asserted that CAS is purely viewer-friendly and has been brought into force to protect the interests of consumers.

Fire in Kirti Nagar lamp unit,
two charred to death

New Delhi, December 28
Two labourers were charred to death and goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a lamp factory at Kirti Nagar in West Delhi area last night.

Shoppers brave the wintry weather at Janpath Shoppers brave the wintry weather at Janpath in the Capital on Sunday. 
Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 



13-mm hole in heart closed without surgery
Sonepat, December 28
A history was created today when a 13-mm wide hole in the heart, atrial septal defect or ASD, was closed without a surgery with a special device made by AMPAT/ER at Batra Cath Lab situated on the Old DC Road in Nandwani Nagar area.

Farmers’ clash sets alarm bells ringing
Sonepat, December 28
The armed clash between the farmers of Baroli village in Sonepat district and Ninana village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday last has alarmed the villages on both sides of the Yamuna.

Fair sex cries for a fair deal in Faridabad
Faridabad, December 28
While the year gone by proved quite tough for the fair sex as the crime rate against women did not register a fall, the period also saw decreasing sex ratio in the area. The police were able to recover about half a dozen girls trafficked from other states, with the help of an NGO based here. As Haryana has been one of those states in the country where the sex ratio had declined sharply over the past several years, it was the main reason of the enforcement of the PNDT Act here.

Activists of the Migrants Nepalese Association protesting against ‘imperialism’ in Nepal at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Activists of the Migrants Nepalese Association protesting against ‘imperialism’ in Nepal at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Sunday.

city in a jam
Fog disrupts air and rail schedules in Delhi
New Delhi, December 28
The national capital today continued to reel under intense cold, with the sun unwilling to spread warmth. Dense fog continued to play havoc with traffic schedules and led to the cancellation and rescheduling of several flights and trains.


LJP to contest Lok Sabha, Assembly elections on its own
Sonepat, December 28
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has decided to contest the next Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Haryana on its own and field party candidates on all the seats.

National Akali Dal president Paramjit Singh Pamma distributes blankets to the needy
National Akali Dal president Paramjit Singh Pamma distributes blankets to the needy in the Capital.

MLA flays Chautala for reversing decision
Faridabad, December 28
A former minister of Haryana and the MLA from Palwal, Mr Karan Singh Dalal, has criticised the Chautala government for reversing the decision of building a new jail complex at Arua Mothuka village in the district.

SYL canal construction to be taken up soon: Chautala
Sonepat, December 28
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said that the work to complete the remaining portion of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal would be taken up soon, as the case was scheduled to be taken up by the Supreme Court on January 13, 2004.


G.T. Road
Fewer casualties thanks to Haryana highway patrolling squad
Panipat, December 28
With two patrolling posts in the district on the National Highway No 1, the Haryana Highway Patrolling has become quite effective to check accidents and help victims on the G. T. Road, covering a length of about 35 km.

LITTLE ARTIST: A physically challenged boy taking part in an annual painting competition organised by Aadharshila Vidyapeeth on the occasion of the Prime Minister’s birthday in the Capital. 

Special Focus on SONEPAT
Residents cry foul as truckers turn colony road into parking space
Sonepat, December 28
With scores of trucks and other vehicles using the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road as parking space, the lives of the residents on this road have become miserable. Constant blaring of pressure horns, hurtling tempos and absence of traffic signals, leading to frequent accidents, have destroyed the peace of the people living in the adjoining locality-once known for its serene ambience.

Chautala harassing farmers: HVP
Sonepat, December 28
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) promised to introduce flat rates for electricity consumed by tubewells instead of meter rates prevalent at present in the state. This was stated by the general-secretary of the state unit of the party, Mr Rajiv Jain, while addressing a public meeting in Sonepat assembly constituency yesterday.

Tributes paid to jawans at CRPF 64th Anniversary Celebrations
New Delhi, December 28
Tributes were paid to 39 jawans who lost their lives fighting in various operations across the country at the 64th Anniversary Celebrations of the CRPF here today. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr I. D. Swami, decorated 50 officers and jawans with gallantry and distinguished medals. He also presented the best group centre trophy to GC Jallandhar, best battalion trophy to 22nd Battalion, best operational battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to the 114th Battalion, best battalion in North East to the 53rd Battalion and the best cost effective and financial discipline trophy to the 124th Battalion.

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr I. D. Swami, presents the President’s Medal for Gallantry (posthumously) to Mrs Munni Devi, wife of late Head Constable Net Ram, in the Capital on Sunday.
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr I. D. Swami, presenting the President’s Medal for Gallantry (posthumously) to Mrs Munni Devi

BJP warns against hike in water tariff
New Delhi, December 28
The BJP has cautioned the Government of NCT of Delhi against increasing the water tariff. A member of Lok Sabha from the Chandni Chowk parliamentary in Delhi, Vijay Goel on Sunday said the Sheila Dikshit Ministry should concentrate on better financial management instead of increasing the water tariff.


‘Good Fortune’ devices to help turn negative energies into positive ones
EIKI master Nalin Narula and Clairvoyant expert Renoo Narula have launched a range of fascinating ‘Good Fortune’ devices under the Star Light brand for harmonising natural and individual energies.


Xmas fiesta: Children sing, dance and make merry
HILDREN'S Valley School organised a special programme to mark Christmas festivities. Dressed as Santa Claus, youngsters sang and danced around the Christmas Tree and made merry.

Students dressed up as Santa Claus at a Christmas celebration in Children’s Valley School, Preet Vihar. 

Students dressed up as Santa Claus at a Christmas celebration in Children’s Valley School, Preet Vihar.
  • Shemrock workshops

  • Bal Bhavan festivities

  • Painting competition

  • Winter carnival

  • ‘Mothers as promoters of reading habits’

  • Boogie Woogie

A time to thank God…
ET another year draws to a close amidst great celebrations. Some resolutions taken at the beginning of the year fructified, a few didn’t take off, while others were laughed away. The 365 days put many a smile on your face, brought in rich dividends, gratifying achievements and festivities galore that filled your life with glad tidings. I hope you didn’t forget to thank God, who guided you, smiled away your follies and richly rewarded your efforts.


soulful tunes
Qwallies and ghazals mark Sharad Utsav
New Delhi, December 28
Delhi Tourism in association with Shaitya Kala Parishad and Residents Welfare Association of East Patel Nagar organised the third Sharad Utsav with qwallies and ghazals warming the ambience in the cold Capital.


Vivek Shaukeen, Sanaa Bhambri bag tennis golds
New Delhi, December 28
Delhi bagged the team golds in boththe boys and girls under-19 section in the National School Games Tennis Championship at the Chattrasal Stadium on Sunday. Delhi defeated Chandigarh by 2-0 margins in both the boys and girls’ finals. In the individual events, Vivek Shaukeen of Delhi defeated team-mate Siddharth Gulati 7-6, 6-0 to annex the gold. Sanaa Bhambri defeated Parul Goswami 6-1, 6-0 to lift the girls’ title, in an all-Delhi clash.

Delhi beat Haryana, enter final
New Delhi:
A fine knock by Jagrit Anand and deadly bowling by Puneet Anand helped Delhi defeat Haryana by 72 runs and enter the final of the National Schools Vinoo Mankad Under-16 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground on Sunday. Chandigarh defeated Assam by three wickets at the Vikaspuri ground and will now take on Delhi in the title clash. Scores: Delhi: 139 for 6 in 22 overs (Jagrit Anand 38, Rohit Sharma 26, Rahul Yadav 25). Haryana: 67 all out in 19.2 overs (Manish Kumar 24, Puneet Anand 3 for 17, Sawan Saini 2 for 17).

Frank Anthony School record facile victory
New Delhi, December 28
A devastating 4 for 10 bowling spell by Aditya Saini and a dashing half century by Rohan Tuteja helped Frank Anthony Public School defeat Chetan Sharma Academy by nine wickets in a league match of the Maj Gen R G Williams Memorial Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Frank Anthony School ground.

Shivaji Hockey from Tuesday
New Delhi: The sixth Chatrapati Shivaji All-India Hockey Tournament for the Dhyan Chand Cup will be held at the Shivaji Stadium from December 30 to January 6. Top eight teams will compete in the tournament, which is intended to create awareness for pulse polio and HIV/AIDS.


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