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Death of youths dents cops’ image
Faridabad, November 9
The credibility of the police department here has hit a new low following the death of two youths, allegedly due to third-degree methods used by the police in custody, in the last two months in the district.

Is JNU the last outpost of the Left?
SFI-AISF combine sweeps poll
A vote for Jurassic ParkNew Delhi, November 9
The incumbent SFI-AISF combine that covers itself with the fig leaf of ‘Left Unity’ continued its dominance in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) in spite of a resurgent performance by its nearest rival, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

A vote for Jurassic Park: Victorious ‘Left unity’ candidates on the JNU campus, after the announcement of the results. — Tribune Photo

A demolition drive that floored everyone
Rohtak, November 9
The anti-encroachment drive spearheaded by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, has been acclaimed by almost all sections of the society.


Amarinder to chair Shaurya Divas
Rewari, November 9
With the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, agreeing to be the chief guest on the occasion of the Rezangla Shaurya Divas Samaroh, to be held here on November 18, it is, to all intents and purposes, going to be a big event.

3 policemen killed in mishap
Ghaziabad, November 9
Three policemen, including two SOs, who were heading police stations in Jyotiba Phule Nagar district, were killed in an accident when their vehicle collided with a Tata-407 on the Delhi National Highway last night.

Family of five cheats held
New Delhi, November 9
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch has arrested five persons of a family, including three women, for their involvement in a number of cheating cases, including frauds in foreign exchange, credit cards, ATM cards and charge slips. One Hyundai Accent car, some jewellery and cash worth Rs 8,600 were recovered from their possession.

Nirankari Samagam begins 
New Delhi, November 9
The 55th Annual Nirankari Samagam opened here today with a resolve for peace. Inaugurating the Samagam, His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission said that there has been enough of hatred, jealousy, violence and misery in the world.
An article of Faith: The fervour at the Nirankari Sant Samagam , where devotees thronged to seek the blessings of Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal
An article of Faith

Nirankari devotees hurt in mishap
At least 60 devotees of the Sant Nirankari Mandal were injured, 15 of them seriously, when a Tata 709 ran into a divider and overturned on the G T Road near Bhigan village, 12 km from here, last evening. They were on their way from Ludhiana to attend the Nirankari Samagam in Delhi.


Haryana rushes fodder to Ajmer
Sonepat, November 9
The Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Rampal Majra, yesterday flagged off a fleet of 112 trucks carrying fodder to the drought-hit areas of Ajmer district in Rajasthan.

SGPC (Mann) leaders visit Dulina police post
Jhajjar, November 9
Two senior leaders of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (Mann) visited the Dulina police post today, where five Dalits were lynched by a violent mob on Dasehra evening. The leaders would submit their report to the party chief, Mr Simaranjit Singh Mann.

Chhat Puja finds a place in Capital’s festivity calendar 
New Delhi, November 9
The spirit of festivities transcends physical and mental divides. A perfect example of this being the Chhat Puja, a festival that marks the worship of the Sun God. The roots of the festival can be traced to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where sun, the symbol of fertility and prosperity, is worshipped to grant goodwill and protection.

Know the universe within!
early 50,000 people from all over the country and abroad gather in the sprawling ashram to listen to the words of wisdom from their master. They listen intently. There is pin-drop silence. A majority of them have come from adjoining villages and from their dresses, one could discern that they are ordinary folk. 

Brajbhoomi: Where a legend lives
rajbhoomi, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, has drawn people from across the world. The tiny hamlet is a prominent destination owing to the mysticism and the devotion that is associated with the place.
  • Braj Parikrama
  • Gokul
  • Mahavan
  • Baldeo
  • Govardhan
  • Barsana
  • Radhakund
  • Vrindavan
  • Nandgoan

‘Unite and give a body blow to terrorism’
New Delhi, November 9
Spiritual Leader Satpal Maharaj has appealed to the people of the nation to stand united and give a body blow to the disharmony, violence and international terrorism.

Spiritual leaders at the Manav Dharam Sammelan.
Spiritual leaders at the Manav Dharam Sammelan

Karnataka festival on November 11
Faridabad, November 9
The Faridabad Karnataka Sangh (FKS) and the information department of the Karnataka Government will organise a Karnataka Utsav here at MCF Auditorium on November 11.
  • Youth shot at
  • Janta Darbar
  • Gaon Chalo Abhiyan

Advocacy meet for Delhi Police personnel
New Delhi, November 9
The Delhi State AIDS Control Society (DSACS) on Saturday hosted a daylong Advocacy Meet for Delhi Police personnel. Delivering the inaugural address of the programme, Health Minister A . K. Walia told the police the number of HIV positive persons had increased manifold.


Call girl racket with travel office as front
New Delhi, November 9
The Crime Branch has busted a prostitution racket run in the posh East of Kailash area and arrested six persons, including four call girls. The accused were running the illegal trade from an office, which had a fake name, Muskan Tours and Travels.


Indo-Finnish joint panel to meet on Nov 11
New Delhi, November 9
To encourage investment and give a high level of security to investors in both the countries, the 13th meeting of the Finnish-Indian Joint Commission will be held here on Monday.


Let us not miss the IT bus: AICTE member
Israna (Panipat) October 9
Expressing concern at the insufficient technical manpower in India, Prof R. S. Nirjar, Member-Secretary of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), today stressed the need for IT revolution if the country wanted to surge ahead in the scientific development.


Shocking findings at Tihar medical camp
New Delhi, November 9
The Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research conducted a free cancer check-up camp for women inmates at Tihar jail on the occasion of the World Cancer Day. 

‘Cancer spreading fast in India’
Rewari, November 9
India is now among the five countries of the world where cancer is spreading its tentacles fast. This information was given by Dr S. S. Yadav, an eminent orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ravi Arora, cancer surgeon of Batra Hospital in Delhi, and Dr Chander Mohan Sehgal, radio therapist, during a seminar held in the Dr S. S. Yadav Ram Bhagwan Cancer Management and Research Charitable Institute at Mirpur village near here on the occasion of the national cancer awareness day on Thursday.

Only surveillance can check outbreaks
he three-day annual conference on communicable diseases inaugurated here today by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Mr A. Raja, is expected to focus on strengthening disease surveillance and developing early warning signals on diseases that could become epidemics.
  • Conference on glaucoma
  • Cancer awareness day observed
  • Vaccines for Measles, mumps
  • Breast clinics opened


Mont Fort record easy win
New Delhi, November 9
Mont Fort School Academy beat Malviya Sports Academy by six wickets in the opening match of the first Rajiv Gandhi Memorial North Delhi Cricket League, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association, at the Mont Fort School ground, Ashok Vihar, on Saturday.

Mr Ashok Aggarwal inaugurating the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial North Delhi Cricket League at the Mont Fort School ground on Saturday.
Mr Ashok Aggarwal inaugurating the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial North Delhi Cricket League

Vizag, Kolkata share lead in PHD-GPI Bridge
New Delhi, November 9
C V Rao’s team Vizag and Bimal’s team Kolkata remained at the top of the table with 69 VPs each on day one of the PHD-GPI Bridge Tournament, which was inaugurated by Lala Bharat Ram at the PHD House, Siri Fort. The four-day prize money mega event will conclude on November 11.

Frank Anthony, Salwan win
New Delhi, November 9
Deadly bowling of 4 for 20 by Aditya Saini and 3 for 18 by Sabya Banerjee helped Frank Anthony Public School beat Green Field School, Safdarjung Enclave, by 31 runs in the sixth Sardar Harbans Singh Sistani Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament, organised by the S S Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Chakwal (Lajpat Nagar), at its ground.

United Academy triumph in Zed Cricket
New Delhi, November 9
A dashing knock of 54 runs by Aman Kumar helped United Academy beat Teehina Club by 107 runs in the Zed Career Academy Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar Sports Complex ground. In another match, hosts Zed Academy, Kamla Nagar beat Rajouri Garden by 27 runs.


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