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Cops dub it encounter, kin calls it murder
New Delhi, October 17
The North West District Police today claimed to have killed two dreaded criminals and arrested two others following a fierce encounter in the Najafgarh area late last night. No policeman was injured in the exchange of fire.

Sandeep Malik and Kishen Gogia, who the police claim were arrested after a fierce encounter in Nazafgarh last night. Sandeep Malik and Kishen Gogia, who the police claim were arrested after a fierce encounter in Nazafgarh last night. 
A relative of the slain criminal has alleged that the four friends were picked up from a flat and two of them were shot near Jarodha. 

‘They were picked up from a flat’
Jhajjar, October 17
The Delhi Police’s handling of criminals once again came under the scanner with the relatives of the two persons killed in an encounter near Jarodha village alleging that the duo were murdered in cold blood.

Blueprint of Delhi State is CM’s model
New Delhi, October 17
The blueprint of State of Delhi enjoying special status under Article 371 is virtually a template of the State-of-its-own-kind model proposed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It incorporates many of the institutional reforms suggested by the Delhi 21 document prepared by the Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.



Chautala’s on-the-house visits: No account of lakhs spent
Faridabad, October 17
The visits of the Chief Minister to the district, few and far between earlier, have gone up in the past few months. While this has made the local administration get their act together and ensured smooth functioning in many a government department, it has also caused ‘inconvenience’ to the common man.

Sonepat drive to mop up house tax arrears
Sonepat, October 17
In a bid to come out of the red, the Sonepat Municipal Council has launched a special drive for recovery of house tax arrears. The drive is targeted at the big fish, particularly the owners of some mobile phone companies and the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Apart from corporate entities, 37 influential persons of the city are also in the tax net.The deserted lanes of Khari Baoli, where the traders downed their shutters on Thursday.

Traders livid after clash with I-T men
New Delhi, October 17
Traders of the wholesale market in Khari Baoli downed their shutters today following a clash with a raiding party of the Income Tax Department. Two employees of a trader were injured in the clash. They were discharged after first aid.

The deserted lanes of Khari Baoli, where the traders downed their shutters on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Wife battered to death by hubby, buried in courtyard
Jhajjar, October 17
In yet another bizarre crime against women in the district, an eight-month-old pregnant woman was bludgeoned to death by her alcoholic husband in Samaspur Majra village of the district a week ago. He dug a pit in the courtyard of his house and buried the body, which was recovered yesterday.


Solid waste disposal scheme for Faridabad proposed
Gurgaon, October 17
The Urban Development Department will put in place a viable solid waste disposal management scheme in the state to ensure better management of the environment, according to the Chairman of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Mr Harbhajan S. Bains.

National Akali Dal activists burning the effigy of Al-Qaeda at Jantar Mantar NAD demo against Bali blasts 
New Delhi, October 17
The National Akali Dal held a demonstration at Jantar Mantar today to protest against the recent bombing in Indonesia allegedly by Al-Qaeda associates leading to several casualties.

UP IN ARMS: National Akali Dal activists burning the effigy of Al-Qaeda at Jantar Mantar on Thursday in protest against the recent bombings in Bali.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal 

Suicide becomes case of murder after inquiry
Rewari, October 17
Following the receipt of the report of enquiry conducted by Mr Raj Singh, DSP, Crime Branch, Faridabad, the Khol police have now registered a case of murder under Section 302 of the IPC in connection with the unnatural death of Ram Pal Yadav, Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) of Dahina village.

Lynching: Parties flay officials
Rohtak, October 17
Different political and apolitical organisations have condemned the bizarre incident in which five youths were dragged out from a police post and lynched by a mob in the presence of district officials at Dulena village in Jhajjar district on Tuesday evening.

Dr P. N. BehlDermatologist and social worker dead
New Delhi, October 17
Prof P. N. Behl, a renowned dermatologist and cutaneous surgeon, popularly known as the father of dermato-surgery, died on Tuesday in a hospital following illness.

Chautala opens bridge over Yamuna
Faridabad, October 17
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today inaugurated the bridge over the Yamuna near Mohna village.

  • Girl crushed to death
  • Puraskar for best farmer
  • Pensions distributed
  • Two killed in mishaps
  • CM hears pleas of farmers
  • Mild tremor
  • Procurement

Donation of blood marks ITBP Raising Day
New Delhi, October 17
As part of the 41st Raising Day celebrations, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police today organised a massive blood donation camp at its Base Hospital at Tigri camp here today.

  • IEI seminar on Oct 26-27



Two killed as truck hits tractor
New Delhi, October 17
Two persons were killed and three others injured when a truck hit a tractor-trolley in Shahdara late last night. The police said that the truck hit the tractor from behind near a CNG station on Loni Road.

  • Stabbed to death

  • 10 kg hashish seized


A one-stop shop for all
New Delhi, October 17
Concepts Shopping Fest 2002, a two-day shopping extravaganza, is being held in the Capital from October 19 in the Hotel Samrat, Chanakyapuri from 10 am to 8 pm.

House security devices unveiled
New Delhi, October 17
Godrej and Boyce Security Equipment Division, leader in security equipment for the banking, home, institutional and industrial segments, today unveiled security devices for the home segment by launching Godrej Secure Home (GSH).


Posters to whip up anti-poverty drive
New Delhi, October 17
Poverty continues to remain a challenge especially for a country like India. Gender inequality and illiteracy have only compounded the problem.

NDMC workshop for principals
New Delhi, October 17
The New Delhi Municipal Council, in collaboration with the Indus Leadership Forum, a professional consortium working to shape the future in current environment, organised a workshop for school principals here today.

Panel recommends school reforms
Admission on merit, proficiency-based promotion
New Delhi, October 17
The committee, constituted by the Government of NCT of Delhi to suggest ways and means for improving the quality of education in schools run or aided by it, today submitted its report to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

ABVP joins strike against KU fee hike
Panipat, October 17
The indefinite strike by students of local colleges got a shot in the arm today when the ABVP joined the agitation against the hike in examination and migration fees by Kurukshetra University.



Pandals became the centre of attraction of the devotees ARTSCAPE
Durga Puja celebrates our culture’s unity in diversity
he Durga Puja celebration ended this week with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga. The Durga Puja celebration, a major festival of India, particularly in Bengal, is an integral part of Bengali culture and society. People of all communities actively involve themselves in the four-day long festival.

Pandals became the centre of attraction of the devotees 

  • Book on Sai Baba

  • Dance drama on Ram

  • ‘The Essence of Life’



Malviya Club down K N Colts
New Delhi, October 17
A sparkling all-round performance by man of the match Rajiv Rathore and deadly off-spin bowling by Puru Singh helped Malviya Club defeat K N Colts by seven wickets in the fourth Dr. Girdhari Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

Uttaranchal Heroes avoid relegation
New Delhi, October 17
Uttaranchal Heroes beat Golden Stars 3-1 in a key match to decide relegation from Group A Division League of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAILOpen Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

  • Oriental Bank to support soccer

  • Gaurav Gambhir stars for Punjab

  • Turf cricket

Haryana batsmen dominate proceedings
Rohtak, October 17
Haryana were 85 for no loss in their first innings in reply to Jammu and Kashmir’s first innings total of 122 on the opening day of their three-day Polly Umrigar Trophy Cricket match at Maharaja Agrarian Stadium here today.

  • MDU swimming team for Kolkata

Mumbai HC beat Supreme Court
New Delhi, October 17
Mumbai High Court beat Supreme Court by 18 runs in the 14th All-India Advocates’ Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground. Unbeaten century by Ritesh Singh for Supreme Court went in vain.

Haryana girls in hockey final
New Delhi, October 17
SGNP Girls Senior Secondary School, Shahabad (Haryana) will meet Karamat Hussain Muslim Girls Inter-College, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in the final of the ninth Nehru Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday. The match will begin at 3.25 p.m.

Salwan Boys to meet Hansraj in Parle Cup
New Delhi, October 17
Salwan Boys will clash against Hansraj Model School in the final of the Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Neha Nisar wins gold
New Delhi, October 17
Neha Nisar won a gold medal in the 600m runs and Alisha Rawat lifted the silver medal as Bal Bhavan Public School, Mayur Vihar II dominated in the Delhi State Summer Athletic meet held at the Chhatrasal Stadium.

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