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BJP wants Shastri’s scalp
New Delhi, November 23
With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections barely months away, the Lokayukta’s order against Food and Civil Supplies Minister Yoganand Shastri comes at an inopportune time for the Congress-ruled Government of NCT of Delhi.

MPs get wake-up call from bonded kids
New Delhi, November 23
The country’s lawmakers today woke up to the grim reality of bonded labour as scores of children made a concerted attempt to arouse the official establishment out of its collective slumber.

Nafisa Ali at a function held as a prelude to the Shiksha Satyagrah, to be launched on November 28. Nafisa Ali at a function held as a prelude to the Shiksha Satyagrah, to be launched on November 28. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Power sector thrown open, efficiency new mantra
New Delhi, November 23
In a move to streamline power distribution in the National Capital Territory, the Delhi Government today invited bids from six companies to speed up the sector’s privatisation process.



 

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Central bonanza for Mewat
Gurgaon, November 23
Showing sensibility to the acute socio-economic backwardness and high rate of illiteracy in the Mewat area, spanning over Gurgaon and Faridabad districts of Haryana, the Centre has sanctioned more than five and a half crores of rupees as financial assistance to Mewat Development Agency (MDA).

The Trade Fair and the musical extravaganza at India Gate add to the motorists’ woes.Why does NDMC love traffic jams?
New Delhi, November 23
Traffic in the entire New Delhi area was thrown in disarray because of the diversions for the India International Trade Fair (IITF) and a three-day musical extravaganza organised on the sprawling India Gate lawns, which began this evening.

The Trade Fair and the musical extravaganza at India Gate add to the motorists’ woes.

The Punjab Pavilion was a big draw on Punjab Day on Friday at the India International Trade Fair.
The Punjab Pavilion was a big draw on Punjab Day on Friday at the India International Trade Fair.

Mr Ramesh Inder Singh, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of Punjab, at the Punjab Pavilion in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Mr Ramesh Inder Singh, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of Punjab, at the Punjab Pavilion in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Police sniff out drunk drivers
New Delhi, November 23
Barely two days after initiating the drive against drunken driving in the city, the traffic police officials claimed to have challaned around 200 people found to be driving under the influence of liquor near more than 15 hotels and bars.

Security man held for murder
New Delhi, November 23
The Special Cell of city police today arrested chairman of Cobra Securities, Sajjan Kumar, and a security guard, Pradeep, on the charge of kidnapping and murdering a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Delhi, P.L. Chaudhary, who worked as a senior manager, Administration, in Win Cable and DATA Com Pvt Ltd. P.L. Chaudhary was reportedly kidnapped from Yashwant Place in Chanakaya Puri and strangulated in Sonepat on Saturday night, the police said.

IN PARLIAMENT
Shocking pollution in Yamuna
New Delhi, November 23
Water in the river Yamuna contains coliform beyond the permissible level of 5,000 per ml, the Parliament was informed today. The dissolved oxygen level has been `Nil’ or below the minimum desirable limit of four milligram per litre at all the monitoring locations, the Minister of Environment and Forests, Mr T. R. Baalu told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

 
COMMUNITY


Bylaws be damned! Pavements are for private gardens
New Delhi, November 23
The desire for a little more of this and a little bit of that extra among 30 per cent of the residents of Anand Niketan has made life much difficult for the remaining 70 per cent. The culprit here is the all-pervasive encroachment bug. That's what has the 30 per cent hungering for more. Building bylaws be damned! The 70 can go take a walk!

Faridabad roads a death trap
Faridabad, November 23
Roads in this industrial hub of Haryana are very unsafe as a large number of persons fall victim to road accidents here every year.

Five dead in mishaps
New Delhi November 23
In the past 24 hours, at least five persons were reported victims to fatal accidents in different places of the city, making the Delhi roads more unsafe, as the death toll mounted to 18, in the past week.

SONEPAT
Youth killed in revenge
A
youth was allegedly murdered with sharp-edged weapons by five persons including a woman at Bhuri village about 10 km from here last night. According to a report, Mr Ramesh Kumar, the victim was waylaid and assaulted with lathis and sharp-edged weapons. As a result Mr Kumar was seriously injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

  • Held ticketless
  • Vend looted
  • Three killed

Book released

SPEAKING OUT


Muslims at a Kali Puja pandal
Muslims at a Kali Puja pandal
(File picture)

Durga Puja functions: A fountainhead of charity
Community functions like Durga Puja can also be a source of spreading charities and funding socially important projects. Vinay Nagger Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee of New Delhi has proved this. Besides, earning the distinction of being one of the most well-organised Durga Puja celebrations in the capital, the committee has collected a sum of Rs 1 lakh as a contribution for the construction of a new building complex at the Rama Krishna Mission in New Delhi.

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23,000 AIDS cases detected in NCT
New Delhi, November 23
The National Capital Territory has more than 23,000 HIV positive cases and 600 people have AIDS, Delhi Health Minister, Dr A. K. Walia said here today.

  • Magical tour

  • NIIT in Tihar

 
CRIME

Delhi metro worker killed
New Delhi, November 23
A labourer was killed and two seriously injured when an iron girder fell on them while at their work at the Metro Rail Project in Rohini. The Metro rail work is in progress at road number 41 near Ambedkar hospital.

 
EDUCATION

This school has 3 rooms for 400 students
Faridabad, November 23
While the authorities have commendably started computer education in government schools, the buildings of various schools are not only in a poor shape but also far from adequate.

 
HEALTH

Surgeon’s office shifted to build shopping complex
Sonepat, November 23
Widespread resentment prevails among residents of both urban and rural areas against the forcible shifting of the Civil Surgeon's Office from the old Civil Hospital building to the 100-bedded Civil Hospital's premises, about 3 km away from the heart of Sonepat city.

Blood collection a big draw
Faridabad, November 23
As many as 53 units of blood was collected in two camps organised here on Thursday. According to the District Red Cross Secretary, Mr J. N. Gehlot, about 21 persons donated blood at the camp organised at the Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, here with help of Lions Club.(women)

 
SPORTS

Junior World Cup squad felicitated
New Delhi, November 23
The Indian junior hockey team, who won the World Cup title in Hobart, Australia, recently were felicitated and given cash awards by the Zuari-Champal Group, at a function, presided over by Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) president K P S Gill, here on Friday.Rajinder Singh

Rajinder itching to get seniors in shape
New Delhi, November 23
The junior hockey team’s World Cup triumph at Hobart (Australia) has created new pecking order in Indian hockey.

Assam School beat Ranchi in Subroto
New Delhi, November 23
High School, Kokrajhar (Assam) edged past St. Johns High School, Ranchi 2-1 in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Friday.

Coaches' seminar concludes
Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president C K Khanna, who is also the vice-president of the DDCA, presenting a memento to head coach of the National Cricket Academy Balwinder Singh Sandhu in New Delhi on Friday. New Delhi, November 23
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) conducted the Level-I (below 40 years) State Coaches' Seminar of National Cricket Academy (Bangalore) for Central Zone and North Zone at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground from November 17 to 22.

Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president C K Khanna, who is also the vice-president of the DDCA, presenting a memento to head coach of the National Cricket Academy Balwinder Singh Sandhu in New Delhi on Friday. — Tribune Photo

Manav Jaini wins golf title
New Delhi, November 22
Manav Jaini won the Northern India Amateur Golf Championship with a score of 294 at the Delhi Golf Club course here on Friday.
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