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Leaders play secular game in Jhajjar
Jhajjar, October 18
With the political parties trying to gain maximum mileage out of the lynching of five persons, who were allegedly skinning a cow on Gurgaon Road just ahead of a police chowki in Dulina village on Tuesday night, the issue now appears to have taken a caste colour.

Ram Vilas Paswan at the site of lynching of five persons
Ram Vilas Paswan at the site of lynching of five persons.

Major reshuffle in Delhi Police brass
New Delhi, October 18
In a major reshuffle, the top brass of the Delhi Police including a Special Commissioner of Police and four Joint Commissioners of Police were asked to take charge in new postings with effect from today.



IN ALL THEIR GLORY: A catwalk couple at a fashion show, organised at the Australian High Commission in the Capital on Thursday night. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

‘Illegal’ appointees fill posts for ex-servicemen
Panipat, October 18
Serious irregularities regarding employment in the Economic and Statistical Department of the Haryana Government under the quota for ex-servicemen have come to light.

Minister jumps on mineral water-wagon
Faridabad, October 18
As the shortage of potable water becomes a persistent problem, craze for mineral water seems to have caught up with the local residents. In turn, this increasing demand for mineral water has made more and more people join the business of providing “clean and pure” water to residents.

Trader robbed of Rs 7 lakh in Paharganj
New Delhi, October 18
In a broad daylight robbery, two persons on a motorcycle with masked faces today shot at a businessman at Aram Bagh in Paharganj and managed to escape with Rs 7 lakh, when he and his employee were returning from a bank in Connaught Place.


Tension in Loni over youth’s murder
Ghaziabad, October 18
Following the brutal murder of the nephew of a Congress leader in Loni yesterday, villagers gheraoed the police station for about six hours and jammed the main highway today. The police have arrested two persons, including the main accused. The Meerut Divisional Commissioner and DIG personally inspected the law and order situation in the area. A large police force and PAC men have been posted in the area as a precautionary measure.

Anti-power theft drive in Sonepat
Sonepat, October 18
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has stepped up its anti-power theft campaign in the Sonepat circle of the Nigam, and penalised the consumers indulging in power theft.

Epicurean delights at Dilli Haat
New Delhi, October 18
Starting today, Dilli Haat would witness some of the most exotic and savoury age-old Delhi cuisine, being recreated for food lovers of Delhi.

Van driver killed while saving cow
Sonepat, October 18
One person was killed and three others sustained injuries when a Maruti van dashed against a tree on the Sonepat-Gohana road near Barota village, about 30 km from here, today. According to a report, the accident occurred when the van driver, Mukesh, made an attempt to save a cow appeared which on the road all of a sudden. 

  • Dharna against cops

  • CM’s visit to Faridabad

Freezing of funds to MCD flayed
New Delhi, October 18
Municipal Councillor of the BJP Vijender Kumar Gupta has expressed his concern over the “freezing of Plan Funds by the Delhi Government”, thereby hampering development works being undertaken by the MCD in the Capital.

  • Khurana lying, alleges DPCC

Apropos Smriti Kak’s news reports "Toddlers stressed out by parents, not schools", “Schools expect four-year-olds to be whizkids" (October 3 and 4). Come October-November and harrowing time for parents seeking admission for their children to nursery and KG classes in public schools begins. The parents are forced to apply in three or four schools after paying exorbitant charges for admission forms, registration and the prospectus,


  • Harvest of democracy

  • Traffic sense

  • Censoring ads

  • Commuters' inconvenience

  • Hazards of fly ash

  • Train halt demanded

  • Facts on PTI agitation

  • Passing the buck

  • Marriage registration


Illegal phone exchange unearthed
New Delhi, October 18
A team of officers from the Delhi Police Special Cell, DoT, the VSNL and the MTNL have unearthed an illegal telephone exchange in E-12, Greater Kailash – I. One person, Balbir Singh (30), resident of Uttaranchal, was arrested during the raid when he was found operating the telephone exchange.

Man found murdered, wife missing
New Delhi, October 18
One person was found murdered at his house while his wife and his tenant are absconding. Inder Kumar (40), resident of Molar Bandh, Badarpur, who was earlier working as a security guard, was found murdered on Thursday night. His wife, Meera, and their tenant Ajay, a driver by profession, resident of Fatehpur, UP, were found absconding after the murder.

Youth batters wife to death
Rohtak, October 18
A youth allegedly battered his wife to death as she refused to give him monthly expenses at Farmana village last evening. According to information, Jagdish of Farmana village complained to his friend Narender that his wife Bimla had not been giving him monthly expenses. Narender reportedly advised him to eliminate his wife to put an end to the ‘routine harassment’.

Bid to rape 9-yr-old
Rewari, October 18
A small girl Nitesh (9), student of third class, when she, alongwith her maternal uncle’s little son Pawan (3) was playing in the street in Gothra village, about 15 km from here, yesterday, was lured away by a village youth Pramod Yadav (20) (son of Parma Nand Yadav) who took her inside the house, stripped her and then allegedly attempted to rape her.


Nobel laureates to deliver lectures in Capital
New Delhi, October 18
Prof Ranjit Nair, Director, Centre for Philosophy and Foundation of Science (CPFS), announced that four Nobel laureates are scheduled to deliver lectures in the Capital in the near future. Prof Ahmed H. Zewail, 1999 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, and Prof Rolf Zinkernagel, 1996 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine and Physiology, will deliver Albert Einstein Lectures on October 22 and November 25, respectively.

Students sow the seed of eco-conservation
New Delhi, October 18
Combining zeal and available resources, schoolchildren in the Capital are fast emerging as the crusaders to save the environment. From planting more saplings to saying no to firecrackers and plastic bags, students have now taken up more issues to ensure that the environment is saved from further deterioration.

MDU launches ‘earn while you learn’ scheme
New Delhi, October 18
Maharshi Dayanand University has adopted an innovative structure for conducting its undergraduate programme in Business Administration (BBA). The university has set another benchmark by launching an industry-integrated course whereby educational institutes and the industry work in consonance to develop young, but experienced, managers.


Judge raps MDU for flouting its own rules 
Rohtak, October 18
Dismissing an appeal filed by Maharshi Dayanand University against the orders of Civil Judge (Senior Division) R. S. Choudhary, Additional District Judge Shiva Sharma said that education was a fundamental right emanating from the right to live as guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution.

Hoax bomb call in Patiala Courts
New Delhi, October 18
Work in Patiala House Courts was disrupted today following a call by an unidentified person that a bomb had been planted inside the court premises. The call was received by the Police Control Room of the Delhi Police and the Delhi Fire Service at about 1pm that a bomb had been planted in the court. A large number of police personnel, bomb disposal squad and dog squad reached the court. The local police cordoned off the court premises and nobody was allowed to enter the court.

Policemen with a sniffer dog at the Patiala House Courts following a hoax bomb call in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Policemen with a sniffer dog at the Patiala House Courts following a hoax bomb call

Advocates call off stir
New Delhi, October 18
Following the Delhi Police’s action against the police officials who beat up Delhi Bar Association vice-president and two lawyers on Wednesday, more than 20,000 advocates practising in three district courts here today called off their strike.


MTNL Health Mela opens

New Delhi, October 18
A 10-day-long health mela was inaugurated in the Capital today by the Union Minister, Mr Vijay Goel. Speaking at the function, the minister expressed concern over the growing incidence of various diseases and health disorders and urged the medical fraternity to devise innovative and cost-effective strategy to contain the spread of such ailments with a view to having a disease-free society.

Punjabi folk dancers performing at the MTNL Health Mela in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo

Punjabi folk dancers performing at the MTNL Health Mela in the Capital on Friday.


Asian Games Silver medallist felicitated

Faridabad, October 18
Bhupendra Singh, who was a member of Silver Medal winning men's 4x400m Indian relay team at the recently concluded 14th Asian Games at Busan, was given a rousing welcome at Ballabgarh town, on his return to his native village of Atali in the district.

Bhupendra Singh being felicitated by Ballabgarh MLA Rajendra Beesla.

Bhupendra Singh being felicitated by Ballabgarh MLA Rajendra Beesla.

Haryana girls lift hockey title
New Delhi, October 18
SGNP Girls Senior Secondary School, Shahabad (Haryana) trounced Karamat Hussain Muslim Girls Inter-College, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) 5-0 to lift the ninth Nehru Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.

Air Force score narrow victory in DSA League
New Delhi, October 18
Indian Air Force, Palam scored a solitary goal victory against Hans Club in the opening match of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. Substitute Verma scored the match-winner in the 59th minute. Shastri Club and Youngmen played a goalless draw to split points.

  • Footballer passes away

Allahabad, Mumbai to clash in final
New Delhi, October 18
Allahabad High Court will take on Mumbai High Court in the final of the 14th All-India Advocates' Cricket Tournament. In the semi-finals on Friday, Allahabad High Court defeated Supreme Court, Delhi by 129 runs at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground while Mumbai High Court beat Haryana and Punjab High Court by seven wickets at the Siri Fort ground.

Haryana in sight of victory in Umrigar Cricket
Rohtak, October 18
Jammu and Kashmir were on the brink of a defeat against Haryana on the second day of the three-day Polly Umrigar Cricket tie at Maharaja Aggarsain Stadium here today. After conceding a first innings lead of 129 runs, Jammu and Kashmir were in deep trouble after having lost 5 second innings wickets for 39 runs at the close of play today. 

Hewlett Packard beat NIIT
New Delhi, October 18
Hewlett Packard beat NIIT by two runs in the sixth DG Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground. Scores: Hewlett Packard: 111 all out in 22.4 overs (Rakesh 27, 1x4, 1x6; Vivek Dwivedi 23, 2x4, 1x6; Satish Menon 18, 2x4; Ashish Sachdeva 4 for 12, Kapil 2 for 19). NIIT: 109 all out in 24.2 overs (Sanjay 38, Kapil 34, 4x4; Vivek Dwivedi 3 for 28, Sanjeev Sharma 2 for 14, Vikram 2 for 6, Rakesh 2 for 18). Rakesh was adjudged the man of the match.

Salwan Marathon on November 10
New Delhi, October 18
The eighth Milo Salwan Marathon Run in various age groups will be held on November 10 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The event, recognised by the Amateur Athletic Federation of India (AAFI), will be organised by the Delhi State Amateur Athletic Association. Cash prizes of Rs 5000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 will be awarded to the first three finishers in each category.


Outer Mudrika Service from October 24
New Delhi, October 18
After launching the High Frequency Mudrika Service on Ring Road last month, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will launch the Outer Mudrika Service on October 24. This service will operate on the Outer Ring Road from Swami Vivekananda Terminal (Anand Vihar Inter-State Bus Terminus), Dhaula Kuan and Uttam Nagar Terminal.


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