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CM left with little room on reshuffle
Caste or calibre is the problem
New Delhi, November 30
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has very little room to manoeuvre which clashes with her desire to strike the right balance of youth and experience by inducting new faces and reshuffling the portfolios of senior Cabinet colleagues.

A Sikh family lights candles on the occasion of Gurpurab.Recalling a Guru’s vision of truth
New Delhi, November 30
Gurpurab was celebrated in the National Capital Territory today with religious fervour and gaiety with devotees thronging gurdwaras since early morning. An atmosphere of festivity enveloped the areas near gurdwaras and the Sikh-dominated pockets in the Capital.

A Sikh family lights candles on the occasion of Gurpurab.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

PM wants to lessen kids’ load of worries
New Delhi, November 30
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today expressed concern over the increase in the load of books being carried by the schoolchildren and called for the development of an alternative model where children may be required to carry less study material.



 

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A growing interest in an adolescent problem
Mental disorders are on the rise among adolescents in our stressful times.New Delhi, November 30
Eighteen-year-old Vinita (name changed), a schizophrenic, believed she was a boy trapped in a girl’s body. She dressed and behaved like a boy and even had her name changed to Rajesh. Attempts by family and friends failed to convince Vinita that she was not trapped in a girl’s body, but was indeed one.

Mental disorders are on the rise among adolescents in our stressful times.

Far-Index fair off amidst recession
Faridabad, November 30
The Faridabad Industrial Expo, popularly known as ‘Far-Index’ will not be held this year. Once hailed by the authorities as the pride of the region, the fair has succumbed to overall recession and negative mood prevailing in the industry.

Four held for Ghaziabad doctor’s murder
Ghaziabad, November 30
By arresting four of the five criminals involved in the murder of Dr Verinder Kapur yesterday, the Ghaziabad police today claimed to have solved the sensational murder which had taken place in Dr Kapur’s clinic in posh Kavi Nagar area.

 
COMMUNITY

Making a beeline for Greater Noida
Noida, November 30
The venture that had started with a seed capital of Rs 20 crore in 1991 by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has invested a staggering Rs 1,000 crore during the last 10 year to develop Greater Noida.

Khurana raps policies of Centre, state
The former Chief Minister and BJP MP, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Friday.
Fears CNG crisis, industrial units’ closure will prove the ‘onion’ for BJP in MCD poll
New Delhi, November 30
Policies of the Centre and Delhi Government came in for sharp criticism from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Delhi and the former state Chief Minister, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, here today as he blamed certain decisions of both for the problems faced by the people of the National Capital Territory (NCT).

The former Chief Minister and BJP MP, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Friday.

‘Mai Bap Sarkar’ at the people’s door
Rohtak, November 30
After the success of “Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar,” it is now the turn of “Parshashan Aap Ke Dwar” (Administration at your door step) programme in Haryana.

SPEAKING OUT
Atleast 5000 vehicles pass through this toll tax booth every day.Easier to fly to Mumbai than travel to Delhi airport
F
or a person residing in Gurgaon and wishing to go to Mumbai, it takes longer to reach Delhi Airport than to fly to Bombay from Delhi, thanks to the frequent traffic jams on National Highway 8 between Gurgaon and Delhi.

Atleast 5000 vehicles pass through this toll tax booth every day.


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SONEPAT
Housing Board Karnal office shifted
The Haryana Government has ordered the shifting of the divisional office of the Haryana Housing Board from Karnal to Sonepat with immediate effect.

  • Balmikis attack police party
  • Housewife set on fire
  • Student hurt in attack
  • Two hurt in group clash

Women at a vocational training programme launched by the NGO ‘Sadiq Mashi Medical Social Servant Organisation,’Even self-reliance needs a helping hand
New Delhi, November 30
Under the aegis of the well known NGO ‘Sadiq Mashi Medical Social Servant Organisation,’ a new vocational training programme ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’ was launched at the Tirlokpuri based Basti Vikas Kendra.

Women at a vocational training programme launched by the NGO ‘Sadiq Mashi Medical Social Servant Organisation.’

Noida voters list by Jan 7
Noida, November 30
All shortcomings in the voters lists of the district will be removed and the list will be published by January 7, 2002, the District Magistrate, Mr Gautam Budh Nagar, has said.

NCR BRIEFS

 
CRIME

Four decamp with jewellery, cash worth Rs 2 lakh
New Delhi, November 30
Four unidentified youths barged into a house in Indira Puram in the Gokulpuri area and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh late last night.

  • Youth found murdered

  • Dreaded criminal held

Lottery dealer shot at
Rohtak, November 30
Mr Anil Kumar (28), a government lottery dealer, was injured seriously when an unidentified person fired at him at the Shivaji colony here on Thursday night.

BUSINESS

‘Give tax holiday for auto LPG kits’
New Delhi, November 30
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has recommended a tax holiday for auto LPG kits and dispensing equipment and availability of interest-free credit with long spreads to popularise the use of LPG in vehicles.

 
SPORTS

DD, Wisden treat for cricket buffs
New Delhi, November 30
Doordarshan, in association with the cricket almanac Wisden, will host a programme called DD Wisden 20:20, which will provide half an hour of highlights, analysis, debate and detailed statistics at every lunch time and close of play during the India vs England Test series.

Australia, India tie up for coaching expertise
New Delhi, November 30
Australia and India are set to reinforce their sporting links when they share expertise on sports coaching in a workshop in New Delhi next week. The multi-disciplinary coaching workshop will be inaugurated at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on December 3 by Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Uma Bharti.

AP Sports School and Assam School vie for the ball in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium here on Friday.Age fudging row: Chandigarh school thrown out of Subroto Cup
New Delhi, November 30
Sanjay Public School, Chandigarh, who had defeated MPLL Adarsh Inter-School, Faizabad to qualify for the quarter-finals on Thursday, have been debarred from the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament for impersonation and cheating in age.

AP Sports School and Assam School vie for the ball in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup Football Tournament at Ambedkar Stadium here on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Mother’s school sports day on Sunday
New Delhi, November 30
The Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg, will celebrate its Annual Sports Day on December 2 (Sunday) at 3 pm. Mr Justice Shivaraj V. Patil of the Supreme Court of India will be the chief guest.

Bhalotia scores upset title win in Pro Golf
New Delhi, November 30
Indrajit Bhalotia upstaged the best field to win the Rs 6 lakh HT Pro Golf at the par-70 Tollygunge Club course in Calcutta on Friday, according to information available here. Bhalotia, aided by a final round four-under 66, which brought him a winning tally of 11-under 269 and the winner’s cheque of Rs 97,200, produced a remarkable round of golf.

ADMINISTRATION

Senior IPS men promoted
New Delhi, November 30
Putting an end to speculation, the Ministry of Home Affairs finally issued the promotion orders to IPS officers in the Capital today.

DTTDC pays Rs 57 lakh as dividend
New Delhi, November 30
The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation today handed over a dividend cheque of Rs 57.82 lakh to the Delhi Government for the fiscal 1998-99.Top

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