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Small parties’ acid test
As BJP regresses to Hindutva mode,
Sonia scripts Congress’ resurgence

New Delhi, October 21
The survival skills of smaller political parties within the National Democratic Alliance and outside could be put to test as the Bharatiya Janata Party’s regressing to Hindutva mode threatens to consume the NDA and the Indian National Congress regroups in its quest to offer a credible alternative.

BJP sets up Sikh Cell
New Delhi, October 21
The Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday constituted a separate Sikh Cell that will be besides the Minorities Cell. Announcing this at a news conference, BJP president Madan Lal Khurana said the office-bearers of the cell had been chosen from all factions of Sikhs in Delhi.

Priest shot at in Loni
Ghaziabad, October 21
The situation in Khushhal Park in Loni had hardly returned to normalcy after the murder of a youth, Ashok, four days ago when fresh violence in the area plunged Loni into turmoil again.



Tehsil Diwas flatters to deceive
Meerut, October 21
The best of government’s intentions to provide relief to a common man have failed, or so it seems as the government could not build trust in public about the Tehsil Diwas, meant to administer quick justice to a man on the street. The road to hell is paved with good intentions!

TURNING UP TRUMPS: Delhi Police personnel at a special ceremony on the occasion of Commemoration Day in the Capital on Monday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Mr R. C. Aggarwal, Special Director-General, Border Security Force, stands in attention after laying floral wreaths at the BSF Martyrs’ Memorial in New Delhi
Mr R. C. Aggarwal, Special Director-General, Border Security Force, stands in attention after laying floral wreaths at the BSF Martyrs’ Memorial in New Delhi on Monday.

DHBVN for out-of-court solution
Faridabad, October 21
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has offered the consumers to settle all those disputes out of court, where penalty has been levied by paying only 50 per cent of the assessed penalty and surcharge.

Fest bonanza: Lollipops galore for king consumer
New Delhi, October 21
For marketing honchos, the brief is terse – sell or be doomed. Even if it means defying fundamental principles of economics. While economists and policy planners are brainstorming hard to develop ways and means to put more money in the hands of the public to boost demand, marketing gurus are adopting all kinds of ways to woo customers during the festival season.

Parties keep lynching issue alive
Jhajjar, October 21
As the leaders from various political parties continue to descend on the town to ‘cash in’ on the issue of lynching of Dalits, it becomes apparent that the issue is not going to die down as its repercussions are likely to reverberate for long and could give the state government sleepless nights.

Kin of police victims get jobs
New Delhi, October 21
Family members of the Delhi Police personnel, who had lost either their lives or were injured during the terrorist strike on Parliament on December 13, were offered appointments by the Delhi Police in a function here today.


Pigs’ paradise? That’s Sonepat, for you
Sonepat, October 21
The cleanliness campaign launched by the district and civic administration on October 2 last has proved to be a total failure in this city. The whole town literally stinks and is replete with garbage heaps. About Sectors 14 and 15, residential colonies of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, the less said the better.

LAWLESS RIDE! — Photo by Anil Sharma

Rainwater harvesting system must in Huda plots
Faridabad, October 21
Anyone who constructs a house on a plot allotted by the Haryana Urban Development Authority and whose covered area of the roof was 100 square metres or more will have to install a proper rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge of groundwater technique system.

Indian agro-climate ‘best for pulses’
Ghaziabad, October 21
The world is going to face acute water scarcity in coming years, according to Dr William Dhar, Director General of International Crop Research Institute. In such a given scenario, only these farmers who cultivate such crops which survive on less water will prosper.

Enact information Bill: Seminar
Rohtak, October 21
Mr Bharat Dogra, convenor of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information and an eminent columnist, has stressed the need for right to information for developing a healthy society.

The DUTA president, Dr Shaswati Mazumdar‘UGC encouraging private institutes, blinking at standards’
The recent protest against the University Grants Commission’s continuing agenda of curtailing expenditure through dubious policies was a major success. The teachers stood united against the UGC directive to increase workload, interpreted by some as a step that would lead to the retrenchment of teachers.

Rasheed Firdousi This Samson dares militants in their lair
New Delhi, October 21
It was October 1988. Some militant group attacked his father, Mohamad Abdullaha, a senior leader of the National Conference and a vocal opponent of terrorism. His Srinagar-based house was also ransacked.

Valmiki culture’s true representative: Sonia
New Delhi, October 21
Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that Maharishi Valmiki was the true representative of Indian culture and mythology. What he had contributed to human society could not be depicted through words.

Work on Badarpur flyover to begin soon
Faridabad, October 21
The construction of the much-awaited flyover at Badarpur will start this year. Mr Chautala said at the ‘Sarkar Apke Dwar’ programme for the NIT Assembly constituency today that the Union Government had sanctioned the project.

Cong activists burn Togadia’s effigy
Faridabad, October 21
Congress workers led by Mr Anand Kaushik, a member of the All India Congress Committee, burnt an effigy of the general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Mr Pravin Togadia, at Ballabgarh here on Sunday in protest against the latter’s remarks on Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
  • Stone of DPS laid

  • Cows electrocuted

  • Jawan killed

  • Eight hurt in clash

  • Three robbers nabbed

Punjabi writer Harbhajan Singh passes away
New Delhi, October 21
Noted Punjabi writer, critic and academician Dr Harbhajan Singh passed away at his residence here today after a prolonged illness. He was 83. Winner of the Sahitya Akademi award, Dr Singh has authored about 300 books. He served as a Professor in Delhi University for nearly three decades and was later appointed Professor Emeritus for his outstanding contributions.

  • Guru Ramdass’ birthday

  • Mandala Pooja from Nov 17


Hardcore criminal nabbed
New Delhi, October 21
The North district police today claimed to have arrested a notorious criminal of Jama Masjid area, Anees Khan, from Bela Road in Daryaganj on Sunday. A country-made pistol with two live cartridges and 30 gram smack were recovered from his possession.

  • Bid to kill employer

  • Snatcher held

  • Man poisons wife


MDU follows a different administrative style!
Rohtak, October 21
Maharishi Dayanand University has evolved an unusual style of administration through resignations. The Pro-Vice Chancellor, who has been entrusted with the job of securing resignations of top echelons in the administration, has been termed as ‘Minister of State for Resignations’ by the university faculty.

Debate prizes distributed
New Delhi, October 21
The final round of the fifth Dr Mahbub ul Haq Memorial Debate was organised in the Capital by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation today. The debate was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies in association with the United Nations Development Programme and the British Council.

Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Sonia Gandhi distributing the first prize of the Mahbub ul Haq Memorial Debate Competition to the winner.

Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Sonia Gandhi distributing the first prize of the Mahbub ul Haq Memorial Debate Competition to the winner


Minor alterations in flats not to be demolished: HC
New Delhi, October 21
The Delhi High Court has ordered the continuance of its earlier order, staying demolition of minor alterations within the Delhi Development Authority flats by the civic authorities.

HC notice on bridge courses for school drop-outs
New Delhi
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the city Government on a petition seeking start of bridge courses for primary school drop-outs to enable them seek re-admission into the appropriate class of their age group.


ISBMR launches countrywide osteoporosis awareness campaign
New Delhi, October 21
Osteoporosis is a silent disease. And often those afflicted with it come to know of their condition when the damage is done. Literally meaning ‘porous bones’, osteoporosis affects the entire skeleton with most fractures occurring in the spine, hip, and wrist. Two-thirds of spinal fractures occur without any symptoms.

Allopathic health centre in East Delhi
New Delhi, October 21
With the inauguration of the Government Allopathic Health Centre in Dayalpur in East Delhi, the Government of NCT of Delhi today said it had achieved its objective of setting up a health centre in every ward of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi east of the Yamuna.


Rajender nets 8 goals in Nehru Hockey
New Delhi, October 21
Government Senior Secondary School, Pandara Road (Delhi) trounced St. Xavier's High School, Chhatisgarh 13-0, after leading by 7-0 at the interval, in the 31st Nehru Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Shastri Club drub Hans
New Delhi, October 21
Shastri Club rallied to drub Hans Club 4-1 in an A Division match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital. In a B Division match, Panchkuian Club defeated Paschim Heroes 4-1.

  • 16 teams for LG Cup Soccer

Achrekar attends cricket camp
New Delhi, October 21
Aryavrat Sports Club, Rohini organised a cricket coaching camp from October 1 to 20 at the Central School, Sector and St. Giri School in Rohini. Thirty-five boys and one girl attended the camp.

Dronacharya awardee cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar being felicitated by Aryavrat Club vice-president Suresh Dalal.

Dronacharya awardee cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar being felicitated by Aryavrat Club vice-president Suresh Dalal

P V JayaprasadJayaprasad slams century
New Delhi, October 21
A strokeful century knock of 128, studded with ten boundaries and five sixes by P V Jayaprasad, was the high point of hosts Teri's 89 runs victory against NDTV in the sixth D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval in Gurgaon. Jayaprasad was adjudged the man of the match.

Aditya, Aviral star in Modern School's victory
New Delhi, October 21
Delhi Under-16 player Aditya Jain blasted a double century and right-arm leg-spinner Aviral Himmat Ramka produced a devastating bowling performance of 8 for 18 to help Modern School, Barakhamba Road beat Sardar Patel Vidyalaya by an innings and 114 runs in a league match of the sixth Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

  • Gillette beat Oberoi Hotel

  • Ranjit Singh cricket

  • Gyan Bharti Academy win

  • Hamdard beat Heughes Escorts


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