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CM sends Advani a terse rejoinder
New Delhi, October 11
In a terse rejoinder to Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani’s reply to the chief minister’s assertions as to why the July 25 and August 29 circulars issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs were retrograde and therefore had to go, Sheila Dikshit has reiterated the move was politically motivated and fraught with dangers for the federal polity.

End of a 6-yr sabbatical at Jamia?
New Delhi, October 11
After Delhi University, it is the turn of the two other leading universities in the Capital to resume their political exercises. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia will witness a surge in campus activity, mostly centred around student politics.

Corporate freebies: Cashing in on basic human instincts
New Delhi, October 11
If Don Corleone of Mario Puzo’s Godfather fame were alive and kicking today, he would have certainly found stiff competition from the manufacturers of consumer goods over “offers that you cannot refuse”.

An artist gives finishing touches to an effigy of Ravan.
An artist gives finishing touches to an effigy of Ravan. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

His Excellency Chautala...
Panipat, October 11
What is common among King Vikramaditya, Raja Bhoj, King Harshavardhan, Ashoka the Great, Chandra Gupta Maurya, Maharana Pratap, the Rewari chieftain Hemu and the present Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala? Seemingly nothing.

Drought puts banks in a spot
Sonepat, October 11
The managements of various nationalised and co-operative banks are in a quandary over the heavy losses incurred by the drought-hit farmers in this district and elsewhere in the state.

Schizophrenia: The horrible truth bout beautiful minds
New Delhi, October 11
Schizophrenia is a condition that affects just one in a hundred, but this serious mental ailment is a dreaded condition, which in severe cases can lead to death. Caused by a chemical imbalance in brain — of substances like dopamine and serotonin — Schizophrenia usually develops in the late teens or early 20s, though it sometimes starts in middle age or even much later in life.

4,000 Bawana plots are up for grabs


Crackers: Sitting on a powder keg and sipping tea
Faridabad, October 11
The sale of crackers, which needs to be regularised by the district administration before Diwali festival, has already begun in the town and nearby places. Shopkeepers and retail outlets located in residential as well as commercial areas have started selling crackers, thus endangering the lives of residents. Even tea stalls have started selling crackers, of course, on a sly.

A scene from a play on ‘Durga Saptsati’ at a mandir in Hari Nagar in the Capital.
A scene from a play on ‘Durga Saptsati’ at a mandir in Hari Nagar in the Capital.

Women’s group plans mass drive against dowry
Rohtak, October 11
The Haryana unit of the Janvadi Mahila Samiti (JMS) has decided to take up cudgels against the all-pervading social menace of dowry. The plan to have a long drawn out campaign against the custom of dowry was revealed by the leaders of the JMS informally to ‘NCR Tribune’ here today.

Huda forcing allottees to pay donations: CPM
Rohtak, October 11
The district unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has alleged that the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) was charging a forced `donation' of Rs 1,000 for a ‘gaushala’ before approving building plans to the plot-holders in various sectors of the authority here.

First-ever synod of Delhi Archdiocese begins today
New Delhi, October 11
The plight of marginalised sections of the society, like Dalits and Catholics, who have migrated to the national Capital from other states, and the need to improve the service institutions like schools, colleges and hospitals will be discussed in the first-ever four-day synod of the Archdiocese of Delhi, which gets under way tomorrow.

Planned cities need of the hour: Fernandes
New Delhi, October 11
Planned development of cities in the country is the need of the hour as it would ease the pressure on metropolitan cities and improve the quality of life there, the Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, said here today. The function to lay the foundation stone of a mega flyover between Dwarka, sub-city and south Delhi, however, witnessed a spat between Mr Fernandes and the Union Labour Minister, Mr Sahib Singh Verma, over the contract being given to Larsen and Toubro, the construction major.

Delhi BJP president Madan Lal Khurana with Union Minister Vijay Goel at the 100th birth anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal. 

Delhiites to get taste of Italian fashion
New Delhi, October 11
After Italian food, the city will now be given a taste of Italian fashion. An event titled, ‘Fifty Years of Italian Fashion’ comprising of a fashion show followed by a two week exhibition, showcasing works of Italian couturiers, will be on display in the Capital from October 18.

  • Sikh preachers’ directory

  • PTI union chief begins strike

  • PNB opens 156th branch

Former MC chief dead

Rewari, October 11
Mr Jagan Nath Sapra, a former President of the Rewari Municipal Committee, died here on Tuesday evening. He was a staunch disciple of the great saint, Ram Ram Baba. He was 84. His funeral here on Wednesday was largely attended. He is survived by two sons.

  • Bomb scare at bank

  • Assaulted in court

R Wazir Singh Nehra, Vice-President, All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation, "has expressed concern over the questionable procedures with regard to the appointment of vice-chancellors in different universities... and stressed that a proper procedure be adopted for appointment to such coveted posts.’’ (NCR Tribune October 8, 2002).


  • Everything is in a name
  • PoW faux pas
  • Majesty of law
  • Plot on turn
  • Breach of trust
  • Free birds

3 held for running fake education board
New Delhi, October 11
Three persons who were allegedly running a fake education board and selling fake high school and intermediate certificates were arrested by the Crime Branch after a complaint from the Mumbai Labour Union after its two employees, Mane Hemant and Rathod Girishbhai, produced these fake certificates, seeking promotion.

  • Fake switches
  • Drugs seized

Two nabbed, kidnapped child recovered
New Delhi, October 11
Two persons, including a woman, were arrested by the South Delhi police for kidnapping a one-and-a-half-year-old child of a vegetable vendor on October 1 from Sarita Vihar in South district. The child was safely rescued from a house in Hari Nagar, Part II, and restored to his parents.

The two accused along with police officials.

The two accused along with police officials.

SI who demanded bribe absconding
Noida, October 11
A case had been filed against an SI, who had been demanding bribe from truckers and businessmen at a border check post and had beat some of them, is reported to have absconded.

Wife’s lover held for abetting suicide
Rewari, October 11
The police have arrested Krishan Kumar, son of Om Prakash, resident of Lisana village near here, paramour of a young married woman, Sarita, on the charge of abetting suicide. The woman’s husband, Anil Kumar, had earlier committed suicide.


Bridal wear on display at a fashion show in the Capital.
Bridal wear on display at a fashion show in the Capital. 

Arhtias evading market fee
Sonepat, October 11
The market committee of Sonepat has been suffering a huge loss of revenue on account of the evasion of market fee by unscrupulous arhtias. According to a report, at least 50 truckloads of vegetables and fruits are being imported daily by unscrupulous traders and they sell the same without making entries in their registers, thereby evading the market fee.

All things beautiful, at less cost
New Delhi, October 11
Vibrant colours, pretty objects, beautiful sarees, shawls, canvas items, leather footwear, ayurvedic products, cosmetics and other handmade varieties of articles have been put on display at the Community Centre, Nanakpura. The exhibition is on till tomorrow. One can have a dekko of all things beautiful on display between 3 pm and 7 pm.


2 NCC cadets to visit Sri Lanka
New Delhi, October 11
Two NCC cadets will visit Sri Lanka later this week on an exchange programme. The cadets will participate in a camp to be conducted between October 14 and October 22 for cadets from SAARC countries.


Shastri Club lift Rameshwar Trophy

New Delhi, October 11
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeated S P Academy by 26 runs to annex the second Shaheed Smriti Under-19 Cricket Tournament for the Rameshwar Trophy, organised by the North Delhi Cricketers' Association, at the Teri Oval ground, Gurgaon.

BCCI Finance Committee member Suresh Chopra and former chairman of Indian Oil M A Pathan felicitating DDCA senior vice-president C K Khanna on his election as vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy.

BCCI Finance Committee member Suresh Chopra and former chairman of Indian Oil M A Pathan felicitating DDCA senior vice-president C K Khanna on his election as vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy.

Indian Airlines, ONGC in Mohan Cricket final
New Delhi, October 11
Indian Airlines defeated Sonnet Club by 22 runs to set up the title clash against Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) in the Padamshri N N Mohan Memorial All-India Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Ghaziabad on October 14. In the second semi-final today, the debonair batting performances of the Airlines batsmen ensured their victory against Sonnet.

Goal feast in Nehru Girls Hockey
New Delhi, October 11
In high-scoring matches, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Dharamj Aig Arh (Chhattisgarh) beat Janata High School, Mapusa (Goa) 11-0, NCC Bangalore beat Kshatriya Girls Higher Secondary School, Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) 18-0 and Sanjay Gandhi Hindi School, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) beat Government Girls High School (Patna) 14-0 in the ninth Nehru Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium today.

Shastri Club drub Collegians
New Delhi
Shastri Club scored a fluent 3-0 victory against Collegians in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium today. 


NDMC to give names to four link roads
New Delhi, October 11
Naming of four unnamed link roads, strengthening of roads, provision of road signals, review of reservation quota for SCs and STs in case of allotment of shop/stalls and installation of the statue of Master Tara Singh at Pt. Pant Marg are some of the major decisions taken in the monthly meeting of the New Delhi Municipal Council.

100 illegal structures razed in Ganaur
Sonepat, October 11
More than 100 unauthorised structures were demolished and encroachments removed yesterday by the officials of the demolition squad during the anti-encroachment campaign launched by the administration at Ganaur, a sub-divisional town in this district.

Power meters to be replaced
Faridabad, October 11
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to replace all power meters in the old Faridabad division, with a view to check line losses and power theft.


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