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Mass transit grid to link NCR towns
New Delhi, October 22
An Integrated Rail and Bus Transit (IRBT) System will be established along three railway lines linking Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad with Delhi to improve the connectivity between the Capital and satellite towns in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Three die in Punjabi Bagh building collapse
New Delhi, October 22
At least three persons were killed and 11 others injured when a three-storey building, which was under construction, collapsed in the congested North West Avenue Market of West Punjabi Bagh this morning.

One of the victims was a driver, who was waiting in a car parked near the building One of the victims was a driver, who was waiting in a car parked near the building. The rubble fell on the car, killing him. A girl in the rear survived.— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Jurists, civil servants maul home ministry circulars
New Delhi, October 22
[The circulars issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs] is an attack on the roots of democracy. It is moving in a direction opposite to devolution of powers to grassroots.

You may not squirm at Trade Fair this year
New Delhi, October 22
The India International Trade Fair will not have you groaning this year. It will be more accessible and hopefully less chaotic. Speaking to the NCR Tribune, Safdar H Khan, General Manager (Security, Protocol, Commercial Publicity and Public Relations), ITPO, disclosed that security will take precedence, but it will also facilitate access and enable the visitors to move around without encumbrances. Young ladies can visit the fair without nagging fears of being subjected to lewd remarks.

Infants in canine care in this hospital!
Meerut, October 22
Dogs under the beds of newborn children in a hospital! Sounds unbelievable? It isn’t. The canine presence was noticed by a member of the State Woman and Child Development Commission when she visited the district Dafrin Hospital. She saw several dogs sleeping under the beds of infants.


Commonwealth team visits NDMC
New Delhi, October 22
A 14-member delegation of Commonwealth Local Government Forum, London, visited the NDMC this morning. The NDMC’s officials led by Mr Subhash Sharma, Chairperson, NDMC, apprised the delegation of the governance of the council.

Govt to open more technical institutes
Sonepat, October 22
The Central Government has taken a series of steps to open more technical institutes for eliminating unemployment from the country. This was stated by Mr Saheb Singh Verma, Union Labour Minister, while addressing a huge public meeting organised in connection with the campaign of the BJP ‘Chalo Gaon Ki Ore’ at Gangar village, about 50 km from here on Monday.

Is spirituality a panacea for the ills of elderly?
New Delhi, October 22
Is spirituality a solution to the problems of the elderly or is it just their need to release the stress? Debatable the issue might be, one has to take into account that there are 77 million older people in India alone. Is spirituality the answer to their problems that they face in day-to-day life? A poser indeed!

Major overhaul demanded in ESI set-up
Faridabad, October 22
The Employee State Insurance Scheme, popularly known as the ESI, an important welfare tool, has become a “legalised way of duping the employers and the employees at large.” Clearly, it needs fundamental changes so it is more fruitful to the employees.

Water crisis grips Sonepat areas 
Sonepat, October 22
Thousands of people living in the areas of Ram Bazar and Mohalla Kalan remained without water last evening again after the non-supply of drinking water by the public health department.

Quarrel between kids leads to killing
Sonepat, October 22
A youth, Baljit, sustained bullet injuries and died on the spot at Issapur Kheri village, about 40 km from here, yesterday. According to a report, trouble arose after a quarrel between the children of two families. In the meantime, one Phool Singh fired a shot from his licensed gun which hit the victim.
  • Thieves’ gang busted
  • Buffalo stolen
  • Protest march by CPI
  • Dowry harassment case
  • Motor cyclist hurt
  • Four hurt in clash
  • Jawan cremated

Camp held to check heart ailments 
New Delhi, October 22
To create awareness about the increasing incidence of heart ailments the Dharam Vira Heart Centre organised a free cardiac check-up camp at Sanatana Dharam Mandir, Paschim Vihar. 


Case against DJB for causing death
New Delhi, October 22
The Bhajanpura police registered a case of causing death due to rash and negligent act against the Delhi Jal Board. Mrs Sunita (50), a resident of Bhajanpura, died after she fell down in a pit while she was out on a morning walk today. Preliminary inquiry disclosed the role of the Delhi Jal Board in digging the pit, the police said.


NSUI activists burn an effigy of Praveen Togatia, international general secretary, VHP
NSUI activists burn an effigy of Praveen Togatia, international general secretary, VHP, at Kranti Chowk in the Capital in Tuesday. — Tribune Photo

Massive ABVP rally for education planned
New Delhi, October 22
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has decided to undertake the stupendous task of ensuring employment for the youth and bringing a revolutionary change in education by announcing a nationwide rally of one lakh students today.

Tie-up with Warwick varsity to offer foreign degrees
Gurgaon, October 22
One of the main deterrents that stand as a disconcerting aspect for students planning to attain an international degree/qualification from esteemed universities is the impeding cost factor. A student in the absence of a scholarship needs to relinquish funds to the amount of Rs 10 lakh per year to pursue higher studies abroad.

JNU nominations filed
New Delhi, October 22
The Election Commission of Jawaharlal Nehru University conducted the first phase of the JNU Student Union poll yesterday. The first phase, entailing the initial scrutiny of nominations for central office-bearers, student representatives on the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) and school councillors, witnessed an unprecedented level of activity.


Morgues in disrepair: HC notice to govt, AIIMS
New Delhi, October 22
The Delhi High Court today issued a directive to the Union Government, the Delhi government and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to file their reports on the study by forensic expert Dr R K Sharma on the condition of mortuaries in hospitals of the Capital.


Painting colours of turmoil, kids from Valley dare to dream
New Delhi, October 22
Even the letters of the English alphabet have not remained untouched by the turbulence in the valley. The ‘A’ that stood for apple now stands for Army, ‘B’ stands for Bullet and ‘C’ for curfew.

A ‘garden’ with eclectic collections and styles
Designer Bhairavi Jaikishan, well-known for her cutting edge western and fusion wear, has launched ‘The Enchanted Garden’, her new collection for the festive season. The new line is traditional and the designer has paid attention to detailing and finish. She has tried to make it contemporary with an eclectic style. The collection was put up during the Bridal Asia, as part of the fashion show. Describing her creation, she says, “the ‘Bhairavi Jaikishan’ woman is brilliant in her charm and yet languidly sensual. These are styles for sophisticated women who know their mind”.

‘The Enchanted Garden’ has a sensuous collection of saris.
The Enchanted Garden has a sensuous collection of saris
  • Festive wearables
  • Indian fabrics
  • Milan Couture


Plea to set up regulatory authority for hospitals
New Delhi, October 22
The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has asked the government to set up a Hospital Regulatory Authority (HRA) to control the high cost of treatment for treating diseases, especially of the heart. Speaking to mediapersons here today, the DMA President, Dr S.C.L. Gupta, said during the past 10 years more and more hospitals had come up in the private sector in the city and the cost of the Cath Labs and other equipment has come down substantially, but the benefit had not reached patients as the profits had been usurped by the bigger hospitals.


CRPF swimmers corner 3 golds in aquatics
New Delhi, October 22
Swimmers from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) made a big splash as they claimed three gold medals on the opening day of the 51st All-India Police Aquatic Championship at the Talkatora swimming pool in the Capital.

Kids learn the grammar of cricket
Rohtak, October 22
Gone are the days when kids used to copy Lord Rama with bows and arrows in their hands before Dasehra every year. With the change of time, bat and ball have replaced the bows and arrows.

Cricket coaching camp being organised during the Dasehra holidays.
Cricket coaching camp being organised during the Dasehra holidays

Karthikeyan races to fifth place
New Delhi, October 22
Narain Karthikeyan, India's Tata RC Motorsport driver, showed courage and character in making a successful return to the cockpit from illness, when he finished fifth in the Valencia leg of the Telefonica World Series on Sunday.

Mohammedan Sporting record easy win
New Delhi, October 22
Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata beat K N Colts by four wickets in the inaugural match of the All-India Mother Teressa Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers' Association, at the Kotla No 2 ground.
  • Ranjit Singh  Cricket
  • Manjit Bhullar polo

Pragat Singh on a roll for St. Mary School
New Delhi, October 22
A brilliant all-round performance by Pragat Singh, who scored a century and claimed six wickets for 60 runs, and devastating bowling by Rahul Tripathi (7 for 32) helped Mount St. Mary's School (Delhi Cantonment)beat Frank Anthony Public School by six wickets in a league match of the Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School ground.
  • Match ends in tie
  • Turf cricket

20 teams for Grant Corporate Cricket
New Delhi, October 22
Twenty top corporate teams will participate in the William Grant's Corporate Cricket, to be held at the Teri Oval ground in Gurgaon in November. Top blue chip companies will participate for the "Golden Stump Trophy" and for a chance to go to South Africa to watch the cricket World Cup in 2003.


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