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Hoardings stay put despite diktat
Hoardings stay put despite diktatNew Delhi, November 5
Such is the Congress’ fascination with the trend set by the erstwhile Bharatiya Janata Party governments that almost a month since the Lokayukta ordered the removal of all illegal hoardings and advertisements from roadsides, and nearly three weeks after the same was communicated to the Lieutenant Governor, the Delhi Government has not bothered to lift even a finger to ensure compliance with the order.

Nanavati panel to finish recording evidence in Jan
SIKH FOROMNew Delhi, November 5
The Nanavati Commission probing the 1984 riots afresh is likely to complete its recording of evidence by the middle of January, said Mr Harvinder Singh Phoolka, senior counsel fighting for the rights of the riot victims, said here today.



Yet another doctor held for sex tests
Faridabad, November 5
A doctor running an ultrasound clinic at Palwal has been booked under the Pre-natal Diagnostic Technique Act for allegedly carrying out "sex determination" tests at his clinic. 

Killer roads: Delhi sticks to its onerous record
New Delhi, November 5
Four fatal accidents and three hit-and-run cases were reported from the Capital last night, maintaining Delhi’s onerous daily average worked out by the Delhi Police, thus making the Capital one of the most unsafe cities as far as road accidents are concerned. 

Delhi gurdwara committee turning computer-savvy
THE Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee plays a key role in moulding the opinion of the Sikh community in the Capital.Delhi has the largest concentration of Sikhs in a city outside Punjab, so the role of this Committee and its activities are an area of interest and concern to the community. Mr Avtar Singh Hit, president of the Delhi Unit of the SAD(Badal)
Mr Avtar Singh Hit, president of the Delhi Unit of the SAD(Badal).

JNU student unions miss the bus again
New Delhi, November 5
Faraway from the inhospitable terrain of Hindu Kush mountains, the echoes of the war against terror are reverberating on the sprawling campus of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University where students prepare to elect a new students union on November 12.

Third person linked to arms seizure held
New Delhi, November 5
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday claimed to have arrested Yunis, the third person absconding in connection with the seizure of a huge quantity of arms and explosives from a truck in Gujarat recently.



White tiger in the Delhi Zoo
With the drop in the temperature on Monday evening, this
white tiger in the Delhi Zoo seems to be totally at ease.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Is Vasant Kunj’s chronic water shortage artificial?
New Delhi, November 5
It is the gluttonous greed of the Delhi Jal Board that has left the residents of south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj colony thirsty and with just one refrain: “Corrupt DJB quit Vasant Kunj. We want water management to be privatized.”

Shelter for street kids soon
New Delhi, November 5
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi, on Monday said that a separate shelter for the homeless children would start functioning in the next 15 days. This was announced in the ‘Khula Manch,’ which was organised by the Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan, National Campaign for People’s Right to information and Miss Roy’s Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in the Capital.

Dalit leader accuses govt of suppression
New Delhi, November 5
The Chairman of the All India Confederation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe organisations, Udit Raj (formerly Ram Raj), has alleged that the BJP led Central Government and governments of neighbouring states tried to crush the mass conversions of Dalits to Buddhism in the Capital on Sunday.

Mushroom caps bloom in Haryana
Sonepat, November 4
Sonepat has become one of the leading districts of India in mushroom production. More than 75 per cent of Haryana’s mushrooms are being produced in this district alone. Mushroom cultivation has become popular not only among the farmers but the landless labourers as well as the people of other sections of society also.

Sheila gives away Kalpa Vriksha prize
New Delhi, November 5
Announcing the winners of the Kalpa Vriksha-2000 scheme, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that the small savings had been growing at 22 per cent annually and expressed the hope that in the year 2001-02 the target of Rs 4,000 crore would be achieved.

Dr Manmohan Singh honouring Bibi Jaswant Kaur
Dr Manmohan Singh honouring Bibi Jaswant Kaur who, despite her 80-plus age, had the audience in raptures at the Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan when she sang some rare compositions in the Rababi tradition, which began with Bhai Mardana but was lost to the Sikhs at the time of Partition.

DPCC to assess MCD work
New Delhi, November 5
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee is currently engaged in preparing an assessment report of all municipal wards. The three-week-long exercise, according to party sources, will be a precursor to the preparation for poll strategy and subsequent release of the party manifesto.

Protest by HVP
Jhajjar, November 5

The district unit of the Haryana Vikas Party today held a demonstration to expose the alleged lawlessness and chaotic state of affairs prevalent in the area. 

ABHM to field candidates in UP poll
New Delhi, November 5
Announcing its plans of starting a people’s movement to protect the Hindu interests, the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha on Monday extended its support to the Goraksha convention to be held here tomorrow (Wednesday).

Sitma Devi elected
Faridabad, November 5
Mrs Sitma Devi has been declared elected as member of Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, from ward no 3, the byelection for which was held yesterday. The seat had fallen vacant following the death of former member Chandrika Prasad in an accident a few months ago. 



Rail track blind murder solved
New Delhi, November 5
The North-East district police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case with the arrest of Som Prakash, alias Peeru (22), son of Jagdish, resident of Doonger Mohalla, Farsh Bazar, Delhi, and Vipin (19), son of Banwari Lal, resident of Sadatpur, Karaval Nagar Road, Gokalpur, North-East District.

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Delhi HC judge appointed


Cricket trainees of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Cricket trainees of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium engage in match practice as they await their turn for coaching. 
— Tribune Photo

Shuttled by govt into dead-end sports body
New Delhi, November 5
They are the marginal men who get shunted around and squeezed in between the Sports Ministry and the National Sports Federations without gaining any tangible benefits. 

Record number of entries for Ladies’ Golf
New Delhi, November 5
A record number of 108 women golfers have entered their names for the 34th Ladies Northern India Open Golf Championship, starting at the Delhi Golf Club course here from tomorrow.

Inter-University volleyball games postponed
New Delhi, November 5
The All-India Inter-University Volleyball Tournament, scheduled to be held in Delhi in the third of week of November, has been postponed as the dates were clashing with the National Games.

Haryana Police Games in Gurgaon
New Delhi, November 5
The third Haryana Police and Athletic Meet 2001 will be held at the Police Lines ground in Gurgaon from November 7 to 11. More than 1,000 Haryana policemen will participate in the games.Top

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