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HUDA, residents lock horns
HUDA wants security gates open at daytime
Faridabad, November 20
The Haryana Urban Development Authority officials and the residents of various colonies are locked in a battle over the gates, built to keep the intruders out. The officials have directed the residents of welfare associations to keep the gates open during daytime. They have also threatened to pull them down.

Experts blame mishaps on roads
New Delhi, November 20
As is its wont, the Delhi Traffic Police have ordered a crackdown on drunken driving after yet another accident, reportedly attributed to the inebriated state of motorists. The accident claimed four lives and injured three others.
Are our flyovers safe? According to a study, most accidents are due to defects in road geometry.




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Smokers take your last puff, the flying squad is coming
New Delhi, November 20
Suspicions about its implementation notwithstanding, the Government of NCT of Delhi has formulated elaborate plans to check smoking in public places and catch offenders as per the Supreme Court’s directive in this regard. On the anvil are promulgation of the Delhi Prohibition of Smoking and Non-Smokers Protection Act and constitution of squads comprising administrative and police officials for the express purpose of arresting violators.

Drunken drivers to be punished on the spot
New Delhi, November 20
All cases of drunken driving will attract an unprecedented penalty from now on, including immediate arrest, the city traffic police officials have said after the gory accident near Chirag Dilli on Sunday night, which claimed four lives.

Feel the ladies’ touch in Noida buses
Noida, November 20
Beware of their winsome faces and nimble fingers. Many Noidaites have succumbed to their deft fingers. Women pickpockets are making their presence felt in Noida in a big way.

IN PARLIAMENT
Scores of complaints against cops
New Delhi, November 20
The problems faced by Delhiites at the hands of police personnel figured in Parliament today. As many as 2,727 complaints have been received against police personnel in the Capital, the Union Minister of State for Home, Mr Vidyasagar Rao, informed the Lok Sabha today.

 
COMMUNITY



Suspended animation.

The new Delhi Secretariat is all lit up, days after Divali. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

No groupism in Congress, says Surjewala
Sonepat, November 20
Mr Samsher Singh Surjewala, a former president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee and a former minister, has ruled out any groupism in the state unit of the party. Addressing a press conference here last evening, he said that every party worker should have freedom to express his views and such an action should not be regarded as groupism.

She has nannied four generations
New Delhi, November 20
When 19-year-old Timsy Khanna gave birth to a girl child on October 22, 2001, the entire clan rejoiced. Not because it was the first child in their house. Not because they, being a liberated lot, do not indulge in gender discrimination. The fact was that Timsy's baby had created a record of sorts in their household.

THE ACHIEVERS
Demolition man gives Meerut a face-lift
T
HE Abu Nullah is being cleaned for the first time in the history of Meerut. The Bombay Bazaar has a central parking and all encroachments have been removed. The chatwallas in Abu Lane have a new identity in 40 years with a separate chat bazaar being set up. All encroachments from Shiv Chowk are being removed and a ‘thela’ zone is being made for the vendors.

GLITZ & GLAMOUR
How about capris with short kurtas and chikan on chiffon? 
 
SHE started her career as a fashion designer eight years back. Thus began her love affair with sequins and sarwoski. Rosy Suri's Boutique Rozelle is a statement of style. From the aesthetically rich interiors to the tastefully embroidered clothes, Rosy's Boutique reflects her creative genius.

The metal with mettle
I
N the late 1800s, a platinum wave swept the Czars of Russia, the Emperors of the West and the Maharajas of the East off their feet. In the 90s, it made waves as the reigning queens of Hollywood, with their 'platinum blonde' looks, captivated hearts. Now, in the 21st century, it has resurfaced as the metal with the mettle.

  • Divali bash
  • Only for the rich and elite

BKU plans to hold dharnas on Dec 2
Sonepat, November 20
The Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has decided to organise dharnas in front of the residences of Members of the Lok Sabha in Haryana on December 2 next to focus their attention on the deteriorating financial position of the farmers in view of not being given remunerative price for their produce by the government.

  • Hauled up

SONEPAT
Team to meet Governor on park demolition
A
deputation of the Dr Ambedkar Vichardhara Sangathan will meet the Haryana Governor, Mr Babu Parmanand, on November 22 in Chandigarh to lodge its protest against the demolition of Dr Ambedkar Park in the city by the district administration recently.
  • Mobike stolen
  • Woman burnt
  • Falls from train
  • 8 pleas settled
  • Transferred
  • Free woollens

Govt schools to have councils
New Delhi, November 20
To bring on par with public schools and also to ensure better standards, the Government of the National Capital Region of Delhi will constitute governing councils in government-run schools.

 
CRIME

Envy led to colleague’s killing
New Delhi, November 20
The North-West district police today claimed to have solved the mystery behind a murder that had taken place at Samrat Enclave in the night of Divali with the arrest of two persons, including the victim’s colleague who allegedly planned the killing.

Mother-son duo held for duping
New Delhi, November 20
Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police arrested a woman and her son for cheating lakhs of rupees from hundreds of people. The suspects, Kitabunnisa and her son, Anwar Azad, were arrested from Shakarpur area of East Delhi where they had been hiding.

One held with 1.5 kg heroin
New Delhi, November 20
With the arrest of a person, the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a racket in drug trafficking and seized 1.5 kg heroin. The suspect, Dinesh Kumar, who came from Jhalawar district in Rajasthan, was arrested by the narcotics branch of the Delhi Police. Jhalawar is known to produce indigenous heroin, police said.

 
HEALTH

FARIDABAD
CM inaugurates referral hospital
Faridabad, November 20
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today inaugurated a 30-bed referral hospital and a newly constructed power sub-station at Sector 3 and 31 here, respectively. The referral hospital, the first of its kind in the region, has been built at a cost of Rs 2.10 crore and have come up in one year’s time. The hospital is likely to cater mainly to poor people in the slum areas and in the region.

Latest surgical methods for poor
Faridabad, November 20
The recent modernisation of the Eye Department of Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital here has brought about a sea change in the technical outlook of the facilities provided here.

 
SPORTS



Air-India players make the Bharat Petroleum boys run in circles to gain possession of the ball in the Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium.

A-I to meet Punjab and Sind Bank in hockey
New Delhi, November 20
Air-India, Mumbai will clash against Punjab and Sind Bank in the final of the 38th Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here tomorrow at 3 pm. In the semi-finals today, Air-India gave a 4-1 lashing to Bharat Petroleum while Punjab and Sind Bank derailed Railway XI with a 3-2 victory. Bharat Petroleum and Railway XI will fight for the third and fourth positions.

Goal-glut in Subroto Cup soccer, Army Boys post huge victory
New Delhi, November 20
A flurry of goals marked the matches in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here today. Army Boys ASC and College, Bangalore inflicted a crushing 6-1 defeat on G V Raja Sports School, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala in a one-sided encounter.

Vivek, Mann bow out of Futures Tennis
New Delhi, November 20
Third-seeded Vivek Bhakuni bowed out of the Tata Futures Tennis Championship at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts on day two when he surrendered in straight sets. Vivek Bhakuni was bundled out by Jitin Bishnoi 6-3,6-2 in the only upset result here today.

Atwal qualifies for European PGA Tour
New Delhi, November 20
Arjun Atwal returned an impressive four-under 68 in the final round of the final stage of the European PGA Tour's Qualifying School to become only the second Indian to qualify for the prestigious Tour. Jeev Milkha Singh was the first-ever Indian to make it to the EPGA Tour. Jeev qualified in 1997, and has been a regular on the tour since 1998.

Harinder Gupta leads the way in Amateur Golf
New Delhi, November 20
Harinder Gupta of Chandigarh, with an aggregate score of 69, was leading after the completion of the first round, closely followed by Manav Das of Karnataka, in the Northern India Amateur Golf Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course here on Tuesday.

ADMINISTRATION

DDA orders or not, the show must go on
New Delhi, November 20
Despite the DDA order to stop immediately the illegal construction work at a 4,060-sq. metre site of this agency at Mayur Vihar Phase-II, the All-India Digamber Jain Society seems to be totally unfazed. The DDA had sent a letter to the society about two weeks back but construction work has not been stopped as yet.

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