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JNU FOLLOW-UP
Neutral VC wanted, MPs tell Atal
New Delhi, November 24
More than 50 members of Parliament (MPs) today wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that a “person with intellectual prominence and academic and personal integrity” be appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

STORE SCAM
Shastri won’t be shielded: Sheila
However, she will wait for final report
New Delhi, November 24

Pre-empting the Bharatiya Janata Party from wresting the initiative on the issue of corruption charges against her cabinet colleag3ue, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said that the corrupt would not be shielded and that her Government remained committed to good governance and providing a clean and efficient administration to the people.
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EARLIER STORIES
 

Reel-life groom to lead ‘Monsoon’ baraat
New Delhi, November 24
Celluloid stars are all set to turn the seasonal clock backwards amidst a resplendent simulation of a conventional Punjabi marriage.
Movie director Mira Nair will tread the beaten paths of the Capital with a full baraat (wedding party), en route to the premiere of her award-winning cinema “Monsoon Wedding”.

Naseerudin Shah in a still from Mira Nair’s film ‘Monsoon Wedding’
Naseerudin Shah in a still from Mira Nair’s film ‘Monsoon Wedding’


MAY ITS TROUBLES BE ONLY LITTLE ONES. Tribune —Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Trade fair traffic jam: Cops throw up hands
New Delhi, November 24
The city traffic police officials are having a tough time, managing traffic in the New Delhi area where the India International Trade Fair (IITF) is on even as hundreds of traffic policemen are deployed there to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

   
COMMUNITY

GETTING AWAY
Ranthambore’s USP: Trailing ‘friendly’ tigers
New Delhi, November 24
Situated between the Aravalli and the Vindhyan mountain ranges in south-eastern Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park's abandoned fortress, lakes and above all its ‘friendly’ tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world.

SONEPAT
This department only believes in paper work
Sonepat, November24
Most of the irrigation schemes undertaken by the Irrigation Department in this district are widely infested with the potential for corrupt practices and have come in handy for certain officials of the department in making a quick buck.
  • SOS to Haryana Governor on Ambedkar Park
  • Hike wages call
  • GM summoned
  • Date extended
  • Ping–pong X-ray


Guru Nanak preached the eternal truth
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, was born in 1469 in a village called Talwandi, which later came to be called Nankana Sahib, now in Pakistan. 
Seen through the historical prism, centuries later, his teachings are as relevant now as then.All around the world, there is a revival of the religious spirit, but somehow it does not manifest itself in our lives.

Greater use of non-conventional energy advocated
Faridabad, November 24
The government has been working on a extensive programme for promoting the use of non-conventional energy resources with a view to reduce the dependency on depletable energy sources.

Eminent Sikh scholar flays text-book purge
New Delhi, November 24
The members of the Sikh community today flayed the dangerous process of “history rewriting.” Responding to the issue, eminent Sikh scholar called for an immediate stoppage of the process. However, they emphasised the need for a standard rule to prevent the publication of religiously biased contents.
Dr Karan Singh, MP, presiding over a panel discussion organised by the International Association for Religious Freedom and the Temple of Understanding to mark United Nations Declaration on Elimination of Intolerance at the Bhai Vir Singh Sadan in the Capital.
Dr Karan Singh, MP, presiding over a panel discussion organised by the International Association for Religious Freedom and the Temple of Understanding to mark United Nations Declaration on Elimination of Intolerance at the Bhai Vir Singh Sadan in the Capital. 

82,000 get pension in Faridabad
Faridabad, November 24
Over 82,000 persons in the district are drawing pension of one kind or the other.
While old age pensioners constitute the major chunk (56,401), about 22,444 widows are drawing about Rs 45.47 lakh as pension each month.

 
CRIME

Worker stabbed, grocery shop looted
New Delhi, November 24
Three youths reportedly robbed a grocery shop after stabbing Manoj (26) who was alone in the shop in Lado Sarai area last night. The victim was admitted to AIIMS where he was stated to be out of danger.

  • Case solved

  • Racket in credit card

 
EDUCATION

Distance education scheme makes inroads
Gurgaon, November 24
Delhi Public School Society has decided to start Distance Education scheme in the country, providing education to 10 lakh students in three years, said Mr Narendra Kumar, Chairman of the society.

 
HEALTH

BODY AND MIND
Terrorism: The mental fall-out
A national seminar organised by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation here recently called on the government and civil society to pay greater attention to the mental health problems caused by terrorism. It drew attention to the trauma and suffering of families and community, especially women and children, affected by terrorism.

  • Cancer patients, breathe easy
  • Care of the  newborn
  • Endosurgery hospital

 
SPORTS

Columba's to meet Don Bosco in cricket final
New Delhi, November 24
St. Columba's School will meet Don Bosco School, Alakhnanda in the final of the Br. Foley Cricket Tournament at the St. Columba's School ground here on Sunday. 


St. Columba’s and St. Xavier’s fight it out in the semi-final of the Br. Foley Cricket semi-final at the Columba’s stadium here on Saturday. —  Tribune photo
St. Columba’s and St. Xavier’s fight it out in the semi-final of the Br. Foley Cricket semi-final at the Columba’s stadium here on Saturday.

Neha, Himanshu adjudged best
New Delhi, November 24
Neha Phalpher and Himanshu Rai were adjudged the best sports girl and best sports boy respectively at the 46th Annual Sports Day of Air Force Bal Bharati School (AFBBS), Lodi Road, here today.

Gaiety marks St. Thomas annual sports day
New Delhi, November 24
St. Thomas’ School, Mandir Marg celebrated the annual sports day with pomp and gaiety at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
Spectacular drills, dance performances and athletic displays enlivened the meet, and the school motto “Light to Lighten” was projected by the junior students in bright and colourful costumes.

Akash Chopra,Suhail Rauf to Delhi's rescue
New Delhi, November 24
Opener Akash Chopra with a well-struck 71 and middle order batsman Suhail Rauf with 56 rescued Delhi from total humiliation as they stood amidst the ruins to help the hosts make 204 for 9 in 89.4 overs against Jammu and Kashmir in the North Zone Ranji match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Saturday.

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