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Bumper to bumper: Delhi grinds to a halt
New Delhi, November 27
The traffic went for a toss yet again as the campaigning in the Capital reached its peak with VVIPS descending on the beleaguered metropolis, much to the chagrin of the general public. 
Bursting at the seams. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Blatant Contempt
Forum sentences HUDA Administrator to four yrs in jail
Rohtak, November 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has sentenced Chief Administrator, HUDA, Mr N C Wadhwa, to four years in prison and asked him to cough up a fine of Rs. 80,000 on charges of disobeying the orders of the forum and showing disrespect to the judicial system.



Lampooning comes of age with fancy tableaux
New Delhi, November 27
Canvassing is not just about highlighting your own achievements, it is also about highlighting the ‘failures’ of your opponents. This is what the tableaux designed by the Congress and the BJP would have us believe.

A tiny supporter at a rally
A tiny supporter at a rally, which was addressed by Sonia Gandhi in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Vote for development, prominent personalities tell Delhiites
New Delhi, November 27
Twenty-three prominent personalities have appealed to Delhi’s citizens to cast their votes in the Assembly elections in favour of that party which will usher in development and work for the benefit of the society.

Eight missing Dalits still untraced
Panipat, November 27
The fate of the 12 persons, including eight Dalits of Samalkha town, who were kidnapped by some persons posing as police personnel in the wee hours of Wednesday, remains uncertain with the police failing to make a headway in the case. 

Pump owners call off strike
Faridabad, November 27
The owners of petrol pumps here, which went on a lightning strike yesterday in protest against the registration of cases against them in connection with the alleged adulteration, perhaps could not bear the pressure and called off the strike late last night.



Campaign trail
Ajay Chautala sees a raw deal in denial of Metro to outer Delhi
New Delhi, November 27
INLD’s Ajay Chautala addressing a public meeting in the outer Delhi constituencies today exhorted the people to ‘avenge’ the BJP’s and the Congress’ discriminatory attitudes towards them. The leader said it was “discrimination against the rural belt that is the reason for the absence of the Metro from the outer Delhi regions”.

Delhi INLD incharge Ajay Singh Chautala campaigning for Mahipalpur candidate

NAD to back Congress
New Delhi, November 27
The National Akali Dal, which broke away from the Third Front, has decided to extend support to the Congress. Its president, Paramjeet Singh Pamma on Thursday exhorted the Sikhs in Delhi and other states to vote against the “anti-Sikh” BJP.

Panther’s Party to regularise unauthorised colonies
New Delhi, November 27
The National Panther’s Party today promised that it would regularise all unauthorised colonies in the Capital and provide better housing facilities to the economically poor people. It also promised a uniform development of the neglected areas of the city.


Chautala asked to quit over CBI probe into recruitment of teachers
Om Prakash ChautalaSonepat, November 27
The Supreme Court’s decision to order a CBI inquiry into the recruitment of primary school teachers in the state has been widely welcomed by leaders of different political parties. They have demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on moral grounds.

UP to observe Taj Mahotsav next year
Meerut, November 27
On the occasion of the completion of 500 years of the existence of Taj Mahal at Agra, the state government has decided to observe National Taj Festival next year. The Minister for Tourism, Mr Naresh Agarwal, said several programmes would be held during this Taj Mahotsav.

Be on guard while visiting this rly station
Sonepat, November 27
It is an ordeal to visit the railway station and the bus stand in this city which is a district headquarters of Haryana. According to a report, while the traffic snarls on the roads leading to the railway station and the bus stand are a big nuisance, the roaming pickpockets and the luggage-lifters add to the menace.

Buffalo electrocuted; fire breaks out in a fodder ‘dheri’
Sonepat, November 27
A buffalo was allegedly electrocuted at Sayyakhera village about 20 km from here yesterday. According to a report, as the owner Jasbir was taking the buffalo to a nearby pond, it was touched with a live wire hanging from a transformer on the way.

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Criminals masquerading as cops ransack house
Ghaziabad, November 27
Five miscreants posing as officials of the Special Task Force barged into a house in Vikas Kunj Colony in Loni and decamped with valuables and cash worth a few lakh of rupees. Though the police were informed of the incident, they did not respond promptly.

Four killed in accidents
Ghaziabad, November 27
Four persons, including a youth lost their lives while another 11 were injured in three road accidents in Hapur, Modinagar and Moradnagar. Raju, 25, of Kurse village in Moradnagar was run over near Sanjay Nagar railway crossing by a canter when he was crossing the road to board a bus.

Three held for stealing autos; six vehicles seized
New Delhi, November 27
Three youths have been apprehended for stealing autos by the Crime Branch sleuths from the Japanese Park in Rohini. The sleuths also claimed to have seized three motorcycles and three scooters from their possession.


BHEL announces winners of Excel Awards
New Delhi, November 27
Aimed at promoting and nurturing the culture of excellence in the organisation, the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has announced the winners of its Excel Awards for the year 2002-03. The annual awards are presented to BHEL employees for their meritorious achievements in various fields.



A large part of MDU agenda devoted to Dr Ratnoo’s suspension
Rohtak, November 27
The 641-page agenda of Maharshi Dayanand University’s 168th meeting of the Executive Council scheduled for December 5 includes 193 pages exclusively devoted to Dr Himmat Singh Ratnoo’s suspension from duty with effect from October 17 allegedly “for his grave misconduct, acts of indiscipline and insubordination, deliberate defiance of the orders of the Chairman of the Academic Council and making highly objectionable gestures, creating chaos and disturbance in the meeting of the Academic Council”.



The gateway to India’s powerhouse of culture
A work of Madhavi Swarup.T
hose who thought that black and white photography was pass`E9 in this time and age of colour, would have to change their opinion once they view the photographs of a young Delhi photographer, Madhavi Swarup at her debut exhibition at the Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre here. The theme of the exhibition is Delhi – the corridor, the gateway to India’s powerhouse of culture, history and politics. Her evocative images of Mughal architecture capture the elusive play of light and shade and "become a subtle metaphor for inner light and enlightenment and the constant human quest for it from times immemorial".

A work of Madhavi Swarup.

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Sonia Saigal performing at the show Black & White Songstress Sonia charms the audience
onia Saigal enthralled the audience with her magical voice at the ‘Black and White Unbelong Night’ in the Capital last night with a wide variety of peppy set of English pop and a choice selection of retro music. Sonia Saigal is a professional rhythm and blues and jazz singer. She is known to have one of the best voices in the industry. She hails from the first family of Jazz in Kolkata.

Sonia Saigal performing at the show Black & White 
Unbelong Night.



Sahara beat Rajdhani, enter final
New Delhi, November 27
An unbeaten knock of 75, off 61 balls with seven fours and three sixes, and deadly bowling of 3 for 13 by Dinesh Yadav, helped Air Sahara beat Rajdhani Sports by seven wickets and entered the final of the third C. L. Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy at the Mohan Meakin ground.

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Royal Kashmir, Jindal enter polo semis
New Delhi, November 27
Sameer Suhag powered in seven goals to help Jindal Steel and Power crush Signature 10-4 to storm into the semi-final of the Rabo India Maharaja Hari Singh Cup Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo ground on Thursday.

Vijay Yadav flays the rumours
Faridabad, November 27
Former Test and one-day player of India Vijay Yadav has slammed those raising unnecessary hue and cry over the wicket of the Nahar Singh Stadium here, which had hosted a one-day match between the visiting Australian and New Zealand teams on October 28 last.

Guru Gobind Singh College win
New Delhi, November 27

Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow defeated NCC, Karnataka and Goa 3-0 in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. In other matches, Govt School, Dimapur beat Dumdum Kumar Ashutosh Institute, Kolkata 3-2 and Oxform High School, Aizawl beat Army Boys BRC, Danapur 5-0.

The Ganga School hockey team, which annexed the DDA Inter-School Hockey Tournament titleGanga School annex hockey title
New Delhi, November 27
Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna trounced Guru Harkishan Public School, Shahdara 4-0 and annexed the DDA Inter-School Hockey Tournament at the Siri Fort ground. Praveen Huda hit home two goals while Parveen and Trinkle scored a goal each.

The Ganga School hockey team, which annexed the DDA Inter-School Hockey Tournament title with principal H Srow and coach D S Jaggi.

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