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The dogs of war send Siberian cranes scurrying
New Delhi, November 22
The unfettered extensive bombing in Afghanistan by the allied forces over the last one month has forced the Siberian cranes to change their annual flight plan, which normally extends over the mountainous region and culminates in Bharatpur, their winter destination in Rajasthan .

The rare cranes have given Bharatpur the go-by this year. 

The rare cranes have given Bharatpur the go-by this year.

Lokayukta outraged at ‘bogus job scam’
New Delhi, November 22
The Lokayukta, who is inquiring into the allegations of corruption and favouritism against Food and Civil Supplies Minister Yoganand Shastri, has described the process of selection and appointment of candidates in the Delhi Consumer Co-operative Wholesale Store Limited as a “bogus job scam”.


Dreaded criminal shot in encounter
New Delhi, November 22
Rupa Gujjar, a dreaded criminal wanted by the police in connection with several heinous crimes, was shot dead by the special staff of South District today in an encounter near Kalindi Kunj adjoining Sarita Vihar.

A police officer points out the site where Rupa Gujjar was shot dead. — Tribune Photo

A police officer points out the site where Rupa Gujjar was shot dead.

Centre misleading SC on CNG: Shiela
New Delhi, November 22
Training her guns on the Union Government, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that the Centre should not mislead the Supreme Court on the issue of converting the Capital’s public transport fleet into CNG mode.

Super Bazar bosses responsible for losses 
Ex-chairman, vice-chairman and board member asked to pay Rs 24,45,780
New Delhi, November 22
Top officials of the Super Bazar have been held responsible for the financial losses in the government-run departmental store in Delhi since 1996, Parliament was informed today.

MBC status sought for Jat Sikhs
Ghaziabad, November 22
The Uttar Pradesh Minority Commission has recommended to the state government to include the Jat Sikhs in the list of most backward classes of the state.
According to the UP Minority Commission member, Mr S P Singh, the Sikh Jats and Jats without turban are of the same racial stock.

All STRENGTH TO YOUTH : Children from various MCD schools take part in Children’s Day celebration at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.
All STRENGTH TO YOUTH : Children from various MCD schools take part in Children’s Day celebration at Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital.

MCD is on a toilet building spree
New Delhi, November 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has finalised a scheme for the construction of 1,146 community toilet complexes, sewage treatment plants, procurement of sanitation equipment and public participation and awareness programme under the Yamuna Action Plan.

Few takers for mayor’s open darbar
Faridabad, November 22
The decision of Faridabad mayor to hold an ‘open darbar’ has not found favour among a section of the elected members of the Municipal Corporation here. Although some members have been openly voicing their dissent, the Mayor, Mrs Anita Goswami, seems unfazed and refused to budge.


Who will stop encroachments on public land?
Sonepat, November 22
Going by the large-scale encroachments on public land along the main roads of the city that have been taking place in utter disregard of the government's urban development policy, it is now quite clear that the district and civic administration as well as the PWD (B and R) and the HUDA authorities have abdicated their basic responsibility for ensuring orderly and planned growth of the city.

WATERING HOLE. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Drive against polythene bags comes a cropper
Jhajjar, November 22
The campaign to curb the menace of polythene bags and plastic wastes launched by the district administration has failed to take off for the want of co-ordinated efforts on the part of the authorities responsible here.

Coconut husk can be a soil substitute
New Delhi, November 22
Mehrauli-based food processing company Sterling Farms Research and Services Private Limited has come up with a unique item in the ongoing Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan. This item is a soil substitute, which derives from coconut husk and pit.

Absence of key PWD officials irks DM
Fifteen complaints were settled on the tehsil day, held at Sadar Tehsil Kasna on Thursday, even as the absence of key officials of the Public Works Department annoyed the District Magistrate, Mr Deepak Kumar.

  • Lion skin seized

INLD govt has nexus with criminals: Cong leader
A Congress leader, Mr Azad Singh Nehra, on Thursday accused the ruling Indian National Lok Dal of having a nexus with criminals which had led to the increase in the crime rate as well as deteriorating law and order situation in the state. In a signed press statement issue here, he alleged that the police were helpless in taking punitive action against such criminals.

  • Appointed

  • Remanded

  • Canal breach

  • Two hurt

  • Scooterist killed

  • Nine held

  • Shifting dairies

  • Withdraws power

  • Dengue again?


Traffic police on the prowl to sanitise roads
New Delhi November 22
The elaborate traffic enforcement plans drawn up by the Delhi Traffic Police, after the Sunday night’s gory accident, is looked upon by many as an effort by the authorities to sanitize roads and to maintain increased discipline, besides a warning to the erring drivers. Officials feel that launching of such drives are very essential in the city to keep the drunken, reckless and rash drivers under tight leash.

Stale Divali sweets still on discount sale
Faridabad, November 22
The sweets prepared on the occasion of the Divali festival are still on sale at various towns in the district, according to reports.
It is learnt that halwais, who prepared a large quantity of sweets in anticipation of getting heavy orders from other towns including Delhi, in towns like old Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Hodal and Palwal could not dispose of the stocks in time.

Model towns on Noida: Rajnath
Noida, November 22
The Chief Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh, wants to develop other towns of Uttar Pradesh on the pattern of Noida to make available commercial, industrial and residential facilities to people in an efficient and practical way.


Bid to rob trader foiled
Jhajjar, November 22
An attempt by two persons to rob a trader at gunpoint at his shop in the Sabzimandi area of Bahadurgarh sub-division was foiled by him and his two sons here last night.


London studio brings royalty out of closet
Those were the days when the royals in India ruled. They mesmerized those who watched them face to face -- with their glitz and glamour, style and manner. They remain, but in the albums of connoisseurs and curators. One of such collection is now exhibited in The British Council. It is on view till November 27.

A euphonic treat for connoisseurs
"In the nature's bulk of secrecy, little I can read," thus said the Bard in his famous creation, Antony and Cleopatra. Goes true with most, even artists who try hard to read most in nature. The very attempt showed itself in the sonorous renditions of geet and ghazal by the famous exponent of Hindustani classical music, Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan.


Don Bosco down Air Force School
New Delhi, November 22
Don Bosco School, Panjim (Goa) toyed with Air Force School, Subroto Park (Delhi) 5-0 in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Thursday.

Thunder Bolt draw with Stud
New Delhi, November 22
Thunder Bolt-Royal Kashmir drew with Sahgal Stud 9-9 and Jindal Steel and Power beat Army 11-10 in the Mount Shivalik Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Polo Cup at the Jaipur Polo ground here on Thursday.

A trial to select the senior hockey team for the Champions Challenge Trophy is in progress at the National Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday.
A trial to select the senior hockey team for the Champions Challenge Trophy is in progress at the National Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Bhandari, Mukesh are golfers of the month
New Delhi, November 22
Vivek Bhandari of Delhi and Mhow's Mukesh Kumar reaped rich rewards for their consistency when they were declared as the Hero Honda Golfers of the Month for September and October, respectively.

Vijay Dahiya to lead under-15
New Delhi, November 22
Vijay Dahiya, trying to regain his berth in the Indian team, will lead the 15-member Delhi Ranji Trophy squad in the match against Jammu and Kashmir to be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here from November 24 to 27. The selected players will have to report at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on November 23 at 8am.

Chatwinder to meet Parantap in final
New Delhi, November 22
Top-seeded Chatwinder Singh will clash against fourth-seeded Parantap Chaturvedi of Delhi in the final of the Tata Futures (Under-18) Tennis Championship Zonals at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court here tomorrow.

Delhi garner five points, Haryana get three
New Delhi, November 22
Haryana made 81 for 3 after being shot out for 212 in their first innings against Delhi's mammoth first innings total of 419 for 6 declared, to draw the three-day North Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy Under-16 Cricket Tournament match at the Palam Ground here today.


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