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Sacrilege: SAD asks President to intervene
New Delhi, October 15
The Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi, today urged the President Mr K.R. Narayanan, to intervene in the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib issue.
“We revere Guru Granth Sahib as a living Guru. Had the Punjab government taken strict action against the culprits soon after the first incident of burning, the later incidents might have been avoided,” the president of the Delhi unit of the SAD, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, in a memorandum to Mr Narayanan said. Mr Sarna said the President assured them that he would look into the issue. Mr Sarna said the NCERT history book issue was also brought to the notice of Mr Narayanan. TNS

They looted disguised as cops
Noida, October 15
Dressed as policemen, eight armed persons committed dacoity in three houses at Ramgarh village of Greater Noida area under Dadri police station. According to the police, eight persons wearing police uniform came to the house of Mr Mohan Lal and on the pretext of having search warrants against him, entered the house and looted cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint. The dacoits reportedly divided themselves into three groups and looted two neighbouring houses also. According to sources, the incidents took place around 11.30 pm yesterday. The police is hunting for the escaped criminals. OC

Naushad’s academy
Mumbai, October 15
Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh has assured renowned music composer of yesteryears Naushad that he would soon be allotted land for his proposed music academy to promote the Indian classical music. UNI
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