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Two more abductions, but cops crack the cases
Faridabad, October 31
The recent surge in kidnapping of minor children for ransom has not only sent the residents here scurrying, but the untoward trend has also put the police department on its toes. At least three such cases have been reported in the last one month.

Gurgaon MLA backs HUDA demolitions
Gurgaon, October 31
The residents of the unauthorised colonies, faced with the spectre of demolition, today received a jolt when the Deputy Speaker of the Haryana.

Seven killed in head-on collision
Gurgaon, Oct 31
Seven persons died and four were injured when there was a head-on collision between a Tata Sumo and a dumper on the Gurgaon-Alwar road, around 30 km away from here in the afternoon today.

40-minute shootout in Jhajjar court
Jhajjar, October 31
At least four persons sustained bullet injuries in a major shoot-out between two gangs inside the Civil Courts premises here today.

If summer persists, can winter be far behind?
New Delhi, October 31
Almost fed up with the prolonged humid summer, which continues to linger on and on, the Delhiites can now look forward to some relief. Cool breeze and fall in temperature will mark the festival of lights, Divali, this year, if the projections of the Meteorological Department turn out to be correct.




Sharmila Tagore commending a child’s work at a CRY function in New Delhi on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

EARLIER STORIES

 

Abandoned by parents, adopted by society
New Delhi, October 31
Had it not been for some duty conscious cops, doctors who still believe in the Hippocratic oath and a couple of Good Samaritans, Priyanka, a girl-child, abandoned by her parents shortly after birth, would not have lived to see the ensuing day.

 
COMMUNITY

Fresh probe sought into 1984 riots
New Delhi, October 31
A large number of 1984 riot victims took out a procession today to protest against the injustice done to them 17 years ago and demanded punishment to the guilty. They also demanded a fresh inquiry into the riots by the CBI.

DSGMC to sponsor langar to honour Ranjit Singh
New Delhi, October 31
The president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Mr Avtar Singh Hit said today that they would sponsor the langar during the bi-centenary celebrations of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, to be held in Amritsar in November.

FOLLOW UP
Traders flay NDMC parking plan
New Delhi, October 31
The tussle between the New Delhi Municipal Council and the New Delhi Traders Association has taken a confrontationist approach as the council’s new parking policy poses a threat to the trading community in the NDMC areas. The association has accused the council for its unilateral approach over the formulation of the new policy and has said the council is planning to ruin their business to the core.

 
CRIME

Butcher stabbed to death by friend
New Delhi, October 31
A 25 - year- old youth, Mehboob, was reportedly stabbed to death by his friend on Tuesday night in the Trilokpuri area of East Delhi. There was resentment between Mehboob and his friend Mohammad on a trivial matter. They had an argument on Tuesday night following which Mohammad stabbed him.

  • Fake currency

  • Heroin seized

  • Doctor robbed

  • Husband stabbed

2 Pak nationals held outside Lodhi Gardens
New Delhi, October 31
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police claims to have arrested two Pakistani nationals after a brief encounter in which the suspects fired several rounds outside Lodhi Gardens on the evening of October 29. No one was injured in the firing as the police managed to overpower the suspects before they could do some real damage.

BUSINESS

MARKET WATCH
Gandhi Nagar: A story of rags-to-riches
New Delhi, October 31
Gandhi Nagar in East Delhi is deemed as not only the biggest market in Asia but one of the world’s biggest for wholesale ready-made garments. Till the early 1970s, it was a residential area and only some local people used to sell ready-made garments from door to door, bought from Chandni Chowk and other parts of the city. It was confined mainly to Ashok Gali, which later on became the Ashok Bazar.

INTERVIEW
Gloom and doom scenario for garment units
T
HE Association of Wholesale Ready-Made Garments Dealers is the oldest and the only association of Gandhi Nagar wholesale ready-made garments market. It took shape way back in 1975 with only 20 members. Presently, its membership has risen to 1600. Kamawal Kumar Balli is the president of this association since 1987.

 
EDUCATION


CAMPUS
A mute witness to season of neglect
T
HE legacy of Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest saints and philosophers, seems to be fast fading into oblivion, or so it seems in the Delhi University here. The Vivekananda statue erected at the center of the roundabout overlooking the Central Reference Library and the Convocation Hall in the Faculty of Arts in the north campus, today stands slighted, by students and authorities alike.

  • Paving way for the fair sex

  • Students in festival mode

  • Hindi musical

  • Olympic Week in Delhi



The Swami Vivekananda statue, which is a victim of general apathy on the DU Campus. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Govt fiddles as students pay the price
New Delhi, October 31
A diktat of the education department of the Delhi Government to shift the Geeta Colony-based Ambedkar College to a newly constructed building has put its more than thousand students in deep trouble.

Week-long book treat at school
New Delhi, October 31
‘Book Week,’ a week -long book exhibition, was inaugurated yesterday at Guru Harkrishan Public School, Karol Bagh. The ‘Book Week’, which was initiated under the guidance of Mrs Kawaljit Kaur, was inaugurated by chief guest Mrs Prem Dhingra, a veteran librarian. The guest of honour was Mr Avtar Singh Hit, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

 
SPORTS



Dr Bharat Ram inaugurating the Honda-Siel Pro-Am golf tournament at the Delhi Golf Club.

Bhandari will be a tough nut to crack
New Delhi, October 31
Vivek Bhandari, riding one of the hottest streaks ever witnessed on the Indian Golf Tour, will start as favourite when the Rs 30-lakh Honda-Siel PGA Championship of India begins at the hallowed precincts of Delhi Golf Club from Thursday.

Ali Sher determined to end three-year-long drought
New Delhi, October 31
Ali Sher looked determined to put an end to his three-year-long dry spell as he returned a two-under 70 to lead his team to a win at the Pro-Am event of the Rs 30 lakh Honda-Siel PGA Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course here today.

Pushpender Kundu to lead Delhi soccer team
New Delhi, October 31
Defender Pushpender Kundu of Allwyn-sponsored Hindustan Football Club will lead a 21-member Delhi State Football team to participate in the 57th Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy, to be held in Mumbai, from November 1 to 17.

Royal Sporting join hands with Shoppers Stop
New Delhi, October 31
Royal Sporting House, Asia's biggest name for top sporting brands, today announced their alliance with India's largest retail chain, Shoppers Stop. The alliance is another major step to consolidate the retailing of sports and active lifestyle brands. With this alliance, the Sports and Active Lifestyle products at all Shoppers Stop locations will be under the banner of Royal Sporting House.

Top players for Inter-Unit Bridge
New Delhi, October 31
Bharat Petroleum will organise the XXII Petroleum Sports Control Board's Inter-Unit Bridge Tournament at the Park Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi from November 6 to 10.

Swimmers felicitated
New Delhi, October 31
The Central Reserve Police Force swimmers, who gave an excellent account of themselves in the 50th All-India Police Aquatic Meet and Cross Country Race held at Panaji (Goa) from October 23 to 28, were felicitated by Director-General Dr Trinath Mishra.

ADMINISTRATION

Temple razed
Faridabad
In a swift action, the Haryana Urban Development Authority removed a temple and a mazaar built illegally on area falling under the green belt here yesterday. The authorities also cleared the rubble from the spot immediately.

MC notifies areas for cracker sale
Faridabad, October 31
In order to prevent any fire accident, the municipal corporation authorities have notified some areas for the sale of crackers on the occasion of Divali. The administration has also appealed to the residents to burst crackers between 6 pm and 10 pm only. The areas notified for sale of crackers are as follows: for markets no 1 and 2 – Dasehra ground; markets 3,4 and 5 - Shivaji Park, NH-5, Dabua, Saran and Jawahar colony ground near Hitkari Potteries.
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