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BJP rejects Unit Area method, to oppose Bill 
New Delhi, January 27
The BJP has opposed the proposal to include Unit Area Method in its schedule of rate of taxes. The office bearers of the party met on Tuesday and decided to oppose the Bill in its present form and content.

Delhi Congmen join Rahul-Priyanka chorus
New Delhi, January 27
The Gandhi family remains noncommittal about Priyanka Vadra and Rahul Gandhi contesting the Lok Sabha election, even as various Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) are joining the chorus for enlisting their services in the run-up to the poll.

A view from the Presidential forecourt
A view from the Presidential forecourt. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


Monkey menace
Livid residents arm themselves with lathis
New Delhi, January 27
Shocked at the vicious attack by a monkey on a two-month-old baby, resulting in its death in Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi, yesterday, the scared residents have taken upon themselves the task of patrolling the streets and fortifying their homes against the menace.

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“…And tell your father that you have reached London”
New Delhi, January 27
With the arrest of four persons, including a person who pretended to be an MP from Bihar, the Delhi Police Special Cell today claimed to have unearthed a manpower racket. The accused used to dupe innocent people by promising to send them to UK and the US. The sleuths also seized a Maruti Esteem car, a Maruti 800, fake letterheads of MPs, visa forms and other incriminating documents from their possession. The accused. — Tribune Photo
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G B Nagar gears up for bandh, cancels cops’ leave
Noida, January 27
After the Maha Panchayat in Greater Noida on Saturday, the Joint Action Committee (GB Nagar Bachao Sangarsh Samitti) is concentrating on the proposed Maha Bandh and chaka jams in the area on January 29.

Capital’s new police chief
A man of many parts with an impeccable record
Dr Krishan Kumar Paul
New Delhi, January 27
Dr Krishan Kumar Paul, Special Commissioner of Police (Administration), an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1970 batch of the UT cadre, will be the next Police Commissioner of Delhi. Dr Paul succeeds Radhey Shyam Gupta, who will be the first Delhi Police Commissioner to retire from the Delhi Police on January 31

Cops, sportsmen honoured on R-Day 
Sonepat, January 27
The Haryana Transport Minister, Mr Ashok Kumar, who hoisted the National Flag at a district level Republic Day function organised in the Police Lines here yesterday, gave away commendation certificates to 36 police officials and 24 sportsmen, students, patwaris and the officials of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and the Sonepat Cooperative Sugar Mills for their distinguished and meritorious services.

Folk dancers regaling the Brazilian President with their numbers PUNJABI PANACHE: Folk dancers regaling the Brazilian President with their numbers in the Capital. — Tribune Photo

Gohana rally to launch BJP’s election campaign
Sonepat, January 27
The Haryana BJP is holding its state-level rally on February 8 at Gohana town in this district to launch its campaign for the next Lok Sabha elections. The BJP leaders would announce their strategy for the Lok Sabha elections at the Gohana rally.


Special Focus on gurgaon
Congress to corner INLD on anti-encroachment drive
Gurgaon, January 27
With the Parliamentary elections round the corner, the district unit of the Congress has decided to take on the INLD government for its insensitive anti-encroachment drive.

Irrigation water denied for failure to follow ‘desilting orders’ 
Sonepat, January 27
The authorities of the Irrigation Department have adopted a novel way to penalise the farmers of Chidana and Shamri villages in Gohana sub division of this district. The farmers have been denied irrigation water as they have declined to desilt the Bijewa minor in accordance with the “orders” of the officials of the Irrigation Department.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the stone-laying ceremony of Jayanti Haat at Andheria Mod, Mehrauli President of Punjabi Sikh Naujawan Manch, along with Ichpal Singh, presenting a memorandum to Delhi Transport Minster Haroon Yusuf
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the stone-laying ceremony of Jayanti Haat at Andheria Mod, Mehrauli, in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh President of Punjabi Sikh Naujawan Manch, along with Ichpal Singh, presenting a memorandum to Delhi Transport Minster Haroon Yusuf for increasing the frequency of DTC buses in the Capital.

Water unfit for consumption 
Sonepat, January 27
The disruption in the supply of drinking water in Sonepat continues. Even as the residents are receiving contaminated drinking water in certain parts of the city, the district authorities have continued to remain a silent spectator.

‘Plot’ behind dowry case against Hooda
Faridabad, January 27
A former secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee and a senior party leader from here, Mr Vas Dev Saluja, has described the registration of a dowry case against the Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, as part of a conspiracy hatched by his political opponents.

Patwari burnt to death in sleep
Sonepat, January 27
Mr Rohtas, a patwari was burnt to death in sleep at Gandhi Nagar in Ganaur town, 16 km from here last night. According to a report, the victim who belonged to Bajana Khurd, had been living along with his family. The cause of the fire was not known and the police had sent the body for the postmortem examination.

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HVP slams CM for ‘unkept’ promises
Jhajjar, January 27
Lashing out at the ‘backtracking’ by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on the promises made before coming to power, Mr Surender Singh, general secretary of the HVP, said that the INLD government has come to power by resorting to falsehood. The people have lost faith in this government, he said.

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DUTA to stage dharna against proposed Model Act 
New Delhi, January 27
The Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) will stage a dharna outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office on Thursday. In a statement issued here today, the DUTA president, Dr Aditya Narayan Misra, has said that the dharna will be organised to protest against the UGC’s proposed Model Act and “irregular and anti-academic functioning of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Deepak Nayyar”.


Lid off liquor smuggling
New Delhi, January 27
With the arrest of one Bhim Singh, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a network of liquor smuggling and seized a large number of bottles from Tilak Nagar. It was a dry day yesterday due to the Republic Day.


A complete wardrobe for the bride-to-be
hakuntlam’s Trousseau Collection brings together various styles and fabrics. The house claims it to be a “successful marriage of style and affordability”. The collection showcases formals, semi-formals, casuals and fusion wear for women for all occasions.
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ICD implantation: Glad tidings for heart patients 
Faridabad, January 27
Here is good news for heart patients of the region. The Metro Heart Institute here, which had been empanelled by the State government for its staff recently, has succeeded in implanting an ICD (Implantable cardio verter decibilator) in a patient, who had a very fast heart beat and ran the risk of sudden death.


Punjab Police enter semi-final
New Delhi, January 27
Punjab Police edged past Army XI 1-0 to enter the semi-final of the DDA Prize Money Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today. Gurjan Singh scored the match-winner in the 53rd minute. Army XI also entered the semi-final by finishing second in Group B.

Hockey Olympian Pargat Singh meeting players in the DDA Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium.
Hockey Olympian Pargat Singh meeting players in the DDA Hockey Tournament

Nehru Stadium win judo title
New Delhi, January 27
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JNS) collected 25 points to annex the team championship in the men’s section of the Delhi State Judo Championship held at the Defence Colony Club. Delhi Police and STC took the second and third position, respectively.

Board of Control for Cricket in India treasurer Jyoti Bajpai is being felicitated by Chand Khanna Club secretary C K Khanna and other officials, Kashyap and Tanwar
Board of Control for Cricket in India treasurer Jyoti Bajpai is being felicitated by Chand Khanna Club secretary C K Khanna and other officials, Kashyap and Tanwar, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

DPS enter final as Bagrodia School is scratched
New Delhi, January 27
N K Bagrodia School, Rohini, defeated Delhi Public School (DPS), Vasant Kunj 2-0 in an under-14 quarter-final league match of the Kangaroo Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday, but the latter moved into the final as the tournament committee upheld their protest against Bagrodia for fielding two players not registered with the tournament committee.

Sandeep spins IA into final
New Delhi, January 27
A crushing leg-spin bowling of 5 for 51 by Sandeep Sawal helped Indian Airlines defeat Maharaja Umed Singh Club by three wickets and entered the final of the eighth Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament at the Guru Gobind Singh College ground, Pitampura, on Tuesday. Airlines will meet defending champions Malviya Club in the title clash on Wednesday.


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