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Cleaning up Delhi: Govt gets serious
New Delhi, October 13
Lest it remains a slogan, or a ritual to be performed every Diwali, the Government of NCT of Delhi says it is devising a strategy to give a fresh impetus to Clean Delhi campaign. Interestingly, the strategy paper that has been pasted on its website says that no further development of slums on public land is to be allowed. 

Pay your taxes or get a taste of garbage…
Sonepat, October 13
The Sonepat Municipal Council has devised a novel way to recover the various tax dues from defaulters and penalise them for non-payment.

A view of Jhandewala Temple during the Navratra puja in the Capital
A view of Jhandewala Temple during the Navratra puja in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


House owner foils daylight robbery
New Delhi, October 13
When Mahesh Kumar, a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase II, returned home after dropping his wife at the nearby temple yesterday afternoon, he was horrified to see two strangers walking out of his house with two bags. However, his presence of mind and courage helped him pin down one of the two intruders and raise an alarm after the suspects tried to brazen it out with him.

Posh locality being served a lethal cocktail
Rohtak, October 13
Several cases of gastroenteritis and other water-borne diseases have been reported in the Adarsh Nagar locality here due to the supply of contaminated water. The aggrieved residents said that they could not even bear the stench of the yellow-coloured pipe water. They had to either fetch drinking water from the other localities or consume the underground water which, they claimed, was also not fit for drinking.

R. K. Puram cracker shop goes up in flames
New Delhi, October 13
Three persons were injured and five shops were gutted in a fire that broke out in a cracker shop in the Sector 8 market of R. K. Puram early this morning. The fire spread to two more shops following an explosion in the first shop. Incidentally, residents of this government residential colony had been opposing the granting of licence to this shop for selling crackers for the last 10 years.
Anxious onlookers in the Sector 8 market, where a fire broke out in a cracker shop
Anxious onlookers in the Sector 8 market, where a fire broke out in a cracker shop.

450 lose jobs for ‘seeking Diwali gift’
Gurgaon, October 13
More than 450 workers of Delphi Packard Electric System Limited, a sister concern of Delphi Automotive System, were shunted out from the company, allegedly because they had raised the demand of a Diwali gift of Rs 1,000 and an annual increment of Rs 350 to Rs 400 per worker.

Sex test clinics: the tip of the iceberg
Faridabad, October 13
While health authorities and sociologists cry themselves hoarse about the misuse of ultrasound facilities — especially for conducting sex tests, which in turn are responsible for the declining male-female ratio --- the department appears to be sleeping over the fact that abortion clinics have been flourishing in the region.


Rs 80 lakh set aside for repairing chaupals
Sonepat, October 13
The Haryana Government has earmarked Rs 80 lakh for the repair of ‘chaupals’ in the rural areas of the state during the current financial year. This was stated by Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, Agriculture Minister, while reviewing the ongoing development projects at a meeting of the district officials in the Panchayat Bhawan here on Saturday.

Shopkeepers oppose demolition
Sonepat, October 13
Irate shopkeepers, led by Mr Jatinder Singh Malik, a Congress MLA, came out in the open and opposed the demolition operations launched by the administration at Ganaur, a sub-divisional town, 16 km from here, yesterday.

Rare gesture aimed at creating harmony
New Delhi, October 13
In an rare gesture aimed at creating communal harmony, leading non-Hindu religious leaders took part in a congregation today on the occasion of the Navratra festival organised at the Raj Rajeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple at Bahadurgarh. On the occasion, bhajans in praise of the goddess were rendered by Rahmat Khan Langa — noted Rajasthani folk singer.

One killed, three hurt  in mishap
Sonepat, October 13
One person was killed and three others sustained injuries when a tractor-trailer collided with a three-wheeler on the Sonepat-Rohtak road near Rohna minor, about 20 km from here, on Saturday. According to a report, the victim was identified as Mr Ram Kishan of Silana village.

Voluntary services for samagam begin
New Delhi, October 13
Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission Baba Hardev Singh today inaugurated the voluntary services for the upcoming annual Nirankari Sant Samagam. The 55th annual samagam is scheduled to be held from November 9 to November 11 in the Capital’s Burari area.


Stolen jewellery recovered from domestic help
New Delhi, October 13
A domestic help was nabbed by the South district police for allegedly robbing his employer of her jewellery and Rs 1,000 in Hauz Khas. The stolen jewellery, including two karas, two bangles and one chain were recovered from his possession.


6,000 foreign buyers throng Handicrafts & Gift Fair
New Delhi, October 13
Mr Kashiram Rana, Union Minister of Textiles, inaugurated the Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (Autumn) 2002 here today. Mr P. Koonjoo, Minister of Commerce and Co-operatives, Government of Mauritius, presided over the opening ceremony in a glittering function.
Union Textile Minister Kashiram Rana (centre) inaugurating the Handicrafts and Gift Fair as Mauritius Minister of Commerce and Co-operatives P. Kunjroo (extreme left) looks on in the Capital on Sunday.
Union Textile Minister Kashiram Rana inaugurating the Handicrafts and Gift Fair

Swish and sporty timewear for the funky, gung-ho youth
sprit has launched a new collection of watches for the youth. The core collection has two sub collections, ‘The denim collection’ and the ‘Sports Y collection’. The Sports Y collection is about a look that is in sync with the most powerful visual trends of the year. The collection has funky straps and shimmering stones. There are 13 models in the collection.


Role of culture in realm of studies stressed
Rohtak, October 13
Why are psychologists and behavioural scientists interested only in differences and not in similarities? How come the focus of studies and research is individuals only? Eminent psychologist and University Grants Commission professor emeritus of psychology, Prof Sagar Sharma, posed these pertinent queries as keynote speaker in the valedictory session of a two-day national seminar on “Individual Differences and Behaviour”, which concluded here last evening. 

JNU poll process gets under way 
New Delhi, October 13
The polling process for the JNU Students’ Union got under way yesterday with the announcement of the election schedule by the Election Commission. Polling will take place on November 8 and the results will be declared the next day by 9:30 p.m. when the Election Commission hands over the charge of the university to the elected union.

Conquering the world by winning oneself
A divinity seminar was organised at GHPS, Shahdara in collaboration with the Gurudwara Management Committee. The theme of the seminar was ‘The One Who has won himself, has conquered the world’. Students read out their views on the subject. The guests included Mr Tarsem Singh, chairman, DSGMC, Charam Pracharak Committee and Mr Bhupinder Singh, vice-chairman GTB Khalsa College.
A participant in the divinity seminar at GHPS, Shahdara.
A participant in the  divinity seminar at GHPS, Shahdara
  • Environment Day
  • March for peace
  • Heritage India Quiz
  • Skating contest
  • Principal honoured
  • Different Strokes

‘Forgive and forget to experience true happiness’
here was once a man who had two sons. The younger one asked his father for his share of property. He then sold his share and left home with the money. He went to a far away land, where he wasted his money in reckless living and soon was left without anything.

IGNOU invites applications for computer courses
New Delhi, October 13
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for admission to the Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) and Masters in Computer Application (MCA) courses for the next academic year.


Mahesh Rawat hits century
New Delhi, October 13
A dashing unbeaten knock of 102 by Mahesh Rawat and 51 by Kunal Rehlan helped Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Vikas Puri defeat Delhi Public School, R K Puram by 33 runs and entered the semi-final of the Parle Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Mahesh Rawat was adjudged the man of the match.

Kalmadi hails Indian performance
New Delhi, October 13
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi has hailed the performance of the Indian contingent at the on-going Asian Games in Busan (Korea). India have won 37 medals, including 11 gold and 12 silver medals.

Cricket fiesta on DD Sports
New Delhi, October 13
DD Sports will telecast five of the eight confirmed cricket series featuring India between 2002 and 2004. With its tremendous reach, DD Sports plans to offer a flurry of cricket in its "India Cricket and More India Cricket" programme.

Delhi Veterans down Ahbab Club
New Delhi, October 13
Delhi Veterans defeated Ahbab Club 2-0 to collect full points in their last engagement of the A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Sunday.

Ganga School lift soccer title
New Delhi, October 13
Ganga International School, Hiran Kudna, defeated Sahodaya Public School, Hauz Khas, 1-0 to annex the title in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Football Tournament at the Ganga School ground. K. C. Lalromreota scored the match-winner. Lalromreota was also named the best player of the tournament.

Ganga International School team, which won the CBSE Football Tournament, with the trophy.
Ganga International School team, which won the CBSE Football Tournament, with the trophy

Haryana take lead against Delhi 
Rohtak, October 13
Middle order batting collapse by Delhi team and four wicket haul by left arm leg spinner Aparajit Singh enabled Haryana to gain first innings lead on the second day of the Cooch Behar Trophy cricket tournament at Maharaja Aggarsain stadium here today.


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