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RSS chief hails Bapu, but questions his ism
Faridabad, October 2
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief today paid a back-handed compliment to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking to about 5,000 volunteers of the RSS at a function held in Sector-12 here today, Mr K S Sudarshan said that Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest human beings that India has produced and Indians were indebted to him for his contribution to the freedom movement.

A family enjoying an outing at Boat Club in the Capital A family enjoying an outing at Boat Club in the Capital on Wednesday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


DU teachers’ workload up per class by 5 min
New Delhi, October 2
The Delhi University teachers will now be required to teach 16 ½ hours per week as per the decision taken at the Academic Council meeting, which was held yesterday. But, the increase in workload will be affected through an increase in the duration of classes, which will now last 55 minutes rather than 50 minutes.

Toddlers stressed out by parents, not school 
New Delhi, October 2
Two months before two-and-a-half-year-old Ananya was to go to a play school, her parents began a rigorous exercise to train their daughter for the gruelling ‘admission test’. Part of the training was ignoring the child if she spoke in any language other than English, making her eat her meals with a fork and a knife apart from making her cram the names of months, countries and what ever else they could force down the kid’s throat.
Parents preparing children for gruelling admission tests to play schools
Parents preparing children for gruelling admission tests to play schools

Spectacular land turns into spectral site
Gurgaon, October 2
The residents and plots holders in DLF City Phase III, having roots in various parts of the country and abroad, rue the fact that they spent a fortune on accommodation which was promised to be scenic and spectacular. However, what they find is enough to make their flesh creep, literally.

A cremation ground in the vicinity of the DLF City Phase III residential complex.
A cremation ground in the vicinity of the DLF City Phase III residential complex

Lady teachers shunted to remote areas
Meerut, October 2
The primary teachers in the district are on tenterhooks as at least 294 women teachers have been transferred in mid-session. Some of the teachers have been shifted to even remote areas up to 50 km from their residence. They had stayed at one place for a long time.


Costly mistakes were made in Kashmir: Arjan Singh
Noida, October 2
“Agreeing to a ceasefire, plebiscite, taking the Kashmir issue to the UNO in 1948 and releasing 90,000 Pakistani prisoners of war after 1971 were big mistakes made by the Indian leadership which have cost the nation dear,” said former Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh here last evening.

Cong leader angling for rebels in choppy INLD waters
Sonepat, October 2
Emboldened by the success of the Congress Party's recent rally addressed by former Chief Minister and HPCC president Bhajan Lal here, supporters of Mr Dharampal Singh Malik, a former MP and former HPCC chief, have decided to make as much inroads into the vote bank of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in the district as possible.

Cong shy of decrying BJP’s anti-people policies: Vidrohi 
Sonepat, October 2
The Haryana Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Parkash Vidrohi, has criticised the Congress for its failure to raise voice against the ‘anti-people’ policies of the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre and alleged that the Vajpayee Government had lost confidence of the common people in the country.

Eco campaign to make Neeti Bagh a model colony
New Delhi, October 2
The ‘Eco-Care Campaign’ began in Neeti Bagh last week with the purpose of making it a “model Colony of Delhi”. The local Residents Welfare Association, in cooperation with the NCT Bhagidari cell and the Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Delhi, initiated the programme.

Schoolchildren at a painting competition, organised by the Brotherhood Society
Schoolchildren at a painting competition, organised by the Brotherhood Society, a resident welfare association of C&G Blocks in Model Town, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Delhi Govt to set up 12  farm markets
New Delhi, October 2
The Government of NCT of Delhi will set up 12 agricultural markets for farmers and issue identity cards to them for selling agricultural produce in these markets. Development Minister Haroon Yusuf today informed mediapersons of those decisions after inaugurating a sapling plantation programme in Bapraula village in West Delhi.

Farmers told not to pay dues
Panipat, October 2
Veteran Shetkari Sangathan Kisan leader Sharad Joshi today called upon the farmers not to pay any kind of government dues, including loans, electricity bills and property tax as the central and state governments had been exploiting the farming community for the last 50 years.

Lecture focuses on ‘ahimsic’ farming 
New Delhi, October 2
To commemorate the birth anniversary of Gandhiji, a leading environmental NGO, Navdanya, today organised the third Albert Howard Memorial Lecture that focused on the ‘ahimsic’ agriculture in the memory of Sir Albert Howard, who learnt organic agriculture from Indian peasants and spread it worldwide.

Online prosecution of traffic offenders in Noida
Noida, October 2
The Noida traffic police have started a drive on `online prosecution' of traffic offenders from today. All that the traffic cops will need to do now is to note down the registration number of the offending vehicle and feed it to the computer.

Sheila, MLAs pay homage to Mahatma
New Delhi, October 2
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today joined others in paying tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on the occasion of his 133rd birth anniversary. At the function organised by the Delhi Legislative Assembly in the Old Secretariat, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Deputy Speaker Kiran Chaudhary led Delhiites in paying homage to the Mahatma and floral tributes at his Dandi March statue erected on the premises. 

Rescue, relief training for youth from Oct 7
Faridabad, October 2
The authorities plan to provide a special “rescue and relief” operation training to about 400 youths of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rewari and Mahendragarh districts from October 7 to 9 at the sports complex here. The programme has been prepared on the directions of the Commissioner, Gurgaon division, and will be inaugurated by the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad.


One hurt in group clash at Vyapar Kendra
Gurgaon, October 2
The shop owners at Vyapar Kendra and the residents of Palam Vihar are terrified following the shoot-out incident between two groups at Vyapar Kendra on Tuesday. According to eyewitnesses, about 15 rounds were fired. One person, Pradeep Kumar was seriously injured in the shoot-out.

Degree certificate racket unearthed, three held
New Delhi, October 2
With the arrest of three persons, the South-West district police today claimed to have unearthed a racket in forging degree certificates and mark sheets of various schools, universities and colleges, DTC passes and driving licences.


Autumn break is time of fun and reckoning for the students
The beginning of the autumn break signals the end of the first term in most educational institutes and universities, providing the much needed time to spend with newfound friends. Simply put, it is time for fun and frolic. However, for the large section of students, it is also a period of reckoning–a make or break period for those standing at the threshold of their careers. In effect, this period brings about a flurry of activities for the university students. One might be a CAT-aspirant, looking to join a foreign university, or simply looking for some work experience, it is a decisive moment for the students on the lookout for a career. With the date for CAT having been fixed for November 24, this period is a time for preparations for thousands of students wanting to make it to a reputed business school. Window of opportunity
  • Joint venture in fashion
  • Management seminar
  • Guest lectures
  • Seminar on IT
  • Career festival
  • Hardware courses
  • Narayan Murthy honoured
  • Vibrations at BLS


Workshop on AIDS at GB Road
New Delhi, October 2
Lion’s club Delhi in association with the Delhi State AIDS Control Society organised a workshop on AIDS in the Capital’s G B Road. A street play creating awareness on the disease was also staged. Delhi Medical Association president D. Anil Bansal was also present on the occasion and answered various questions on the disease.

DMA drive against quacks begins 
New Delhi, October 2
Citizens of Delhi today joined hands with the Delhi Medical Association to voice their concern against the growing menace of quacks in the Capital. At a public lecture, organised in DMA House, the DMA emphasised on the active participation of the citizens on Delhi to curb this malpractice.


Hans fly past Cosmos in DSA League
New Delhi, October 2
Hans Club flew past Cosmos 2-0 in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday. Inside-left Yougal Kishore opened the account of Hans Club in the 32nd minute of second half, off a cross from Vijay Rawat. Outside left Ravinder Singh added the second goal, after a solo run, in the 55th minute. 

Don Bosco down Kalka Public School in Parle 
New Delhi, October 2
Don Bosco School beat Kalka Public School by ten wickets in the Parle Cup Delhi Inter-School (Under-17) Cricket Tournament at the Salwan Public School ground.

D G Phadkar cricket tourney from Oct 5
New Delhi, October 2
The sixth DG Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament will be held at the Teri ground from October 5. Twenty-four corporate teams like Hero Honda, HDFC Bank, HCL Infosys, ICICI Bank, Hewlett Packard, eFunds, Lucent Technologies, HUDCO, NDTV, Standard Chartered Bank, NIIT, NTPC, Jassal Ranganathan Associates, GE Capital, Gas Authority of India Ltd, defending champions SAR Group, B.L Kashyap, Delhi India, Orient Craft and hosts Teri will participate.
Former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi presiding over the draw ceremony
Former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi presiding over the draw ceremony of the D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament.

Hemant helps Ravindra School enter quarter-final
New Delhi, October 2
A debonair knock of 75, studded with seven fours and one six, by Hemant Singh and deadly bowling of 3 for 20 by Sidhartha Minhas helped Ravindra Public School, Pitampura beat Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden, by 71 runs in a Group A league match of the second Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association, at the Cambridge School ground.

Top players for Haryana Ranking TT
New Delhi, October 2
Leading players of the state will participate in the third Liberty Haryana State Ranking Table Tennis Championship to be jointly organised by the Haryana State Table Tennis Association and District Rohtak Table Tennis Association at the Government College for Women, Rohtak, from October 3 to 6.

Ganga School down Hope Hall  Foundation
New Delhi, October 2
Hosts Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna, downed Hope Hall Foundation 2-1 and entered the pre-quarter-final of the CBSE Cluster X Football Tournament at the Ganga School ground on Wednesday.

Scindia Club remembers Madhavrao
New Delhi, October 2
Scindia Club India organised a ‘Peach Meeting’ on the first death anniversary of former Union Minister Madhavrao Scindia. Scindia’s valuable services to cricket as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and president of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association were recalled by many of the speakers.


MCD reforms: DCs to get more power
New Delhi, October 2
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will decentralise power to improve efficiency in the corporation offices. This is also an attempt to reduce red-tapism in the corporation. For this, the MCD would empower its Zonal Deputy Commissioners by enhancing their monetary jurisdiction, the Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta said.


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