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Metro: Who will take the driver’s seat?
New Delhi, October 27
Who gets to control the operation and maintenance of Delhi Metro could become known by the end of Monday’s meeting of the Union Cabinet. It is likely the Cabinet will recommend to the President APJ Abdul Kalam that an Ordinance be issued, so that the legal framework is in place before the Delhi Metro begins ferrying commuters sometime in December.

‘Inept’ education officials retired
Meerut, October 27
The Government jobs of officials of the primary education department who took an examination after a workshop on Primary Education is in danger. The Commissioner, Meerut Division, Mr N S Ravi, directed the officials concerned to give compulsory retirement to the Deputy Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Ghaziabad, and Assistant Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Pahasau, Bulandshahr.



All mama’s boys at Grasim International
New Delhi, October 27
This was no Mother’s Day celebration, nor were they juveniles wallowing in their Oedipus complex. Yet, twenty-six men from across the globe eulogised motherhood, as they pitted their brain and brawn to take home the title of ‘Grasim Mr. International’.

Mother fixation: Ist runner-up Mr Julio Cabrera (Venezuela); (M) Winner Mr Raghu Mukherjee (India); and 2nd runner-up Mr Odysseas Karousis (Greece). 
Mother fixation: Ist runner-up Mr Julio Cabrera (Venezuela); (M) Winner Mr Raghu Mukherjee (India); and 2nd runner-up Mr Odysseas Karousis (Greece)

Night patrol: Criminals feel the heat
New Delhi, October 27
Criminals felt the heat in the Capital’s streets last night when around 12, 000 officers of the Delhi Police, its personnel posted in different districts, traffic police, Police Control Room staff and crime branch sleuths were on night patrol.

UP’s wild west: AK-47s are passé, Mausers and 9 mm
pistols the rage

Noida, October 27
Pakistani agency ISI, political leaders of all hues and some professional arms smugglers have been identified by the police here as suppliers of sophisticated weapons to top gangsters and notorious criminals of western UP.

43 youths lured to Colombo on promise of eldorado
New Delhi
The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a manpower racket with the arrest of a travel agent from Lajpat Nagar. Most of the victims of the travel agents were from Punjab.

Govt loses Rs 1.50 cr a year in stand-off
Ghaziabad, October 27
The registry of Bharat Petroleum’s bottling plant at Loni could not be done for the last one year as Ghaziabad Development Authority is not allowing it 5 per cent rebate in the matter.


Bhajan lets loose anti-Chautala tirade
Rohtak, October 27
The Pradesh Congress chief and former Chief Minister, Mr Bhajan Lal, today alleged total lawlessness prevailed in Haryana and demanded immediate dismissal of the Chautala government. "This government has no right to remain in power even for a day after the lynching of five Dalits in police custody at Dulina on Dasehra day", he said while addressing a rally organised by the Congress here today.

TALENT SCOUTS: Former Miss India Manpreet Brar inaugurates the AHA Fiesta 2002, organised every year by the Air Hostess Academy to provide a platform to students to show their talent to entrepreneurs.

Dulina lynching: CM will spare none
Rohtak, October 27
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala has reiterated that those found guilty for the lynching of five dalit youths at Dulina village in Jhajjar district would not be spared.

Dharna held against massacre
Rohtak, October 27
Activists of different political parties and social organisations staged a one-day dharna in front of the office of the Commissioner, Rohtak division, in protest against the lynching of five Dalits at Dulina village in Jhajjar district. The call for the dharna was given by the Nagrik Manch, Rohtak.

‘Talks on with VP to form party for poor’
Narnaul, October 27
By the end of January next year, a national level party for the poor and downtrodden would be formed if no case was registered against the erring police officials in connection with the killings in Dulina. A case of public interest litigation would also be filed in the Supreme Court. This was stated by Mr Chand Ram, former Union Minister while addressing media persons here late last evening at PWD rest house.

NGO urges people to help needy kids on Divali
Sonepat, October 27
Padamshri J.N. Kaul, president, SOS Children’s Village of India, today gave a call to the people of the country to come forward and join hands to help the needy children on the occasion of Divali.

G.T. Road accident victim succumbs to injuries
Sonepat, October 27
Krishan Kumar, a resident of Khewra village sustained serious injuries when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the G.T. Road near Bhalagarh Chowk, about 10 km from here last evening.

Books for curious minds released
New Delhi, October 27
Striving to provide overall development in children, Mother’s Pride released two nursery rhyme books, ‘Jingling Rhymes’ and ‘Kilkari’ here today Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sudha Gupta said special attention had been paid to creating lively jingles and imagination-spurring illustrations that would open doors and windows in the curious minds of the little ones.
Mr Narendra Kumar, chairperson, DPS Society, and Mrs Sudha Gupta at the release of nursery rhyme books in the Capital
Mr Narendra Kumar, chairperson, DPS Society, and Mrs Sudha Gupta at the release of nursery rhyme books in the Capital


Kidnapped boy’s body recovered
New Delhi, October 27
The police recovered the body of Varun (13), who was reportedly kidnapped for ransom from Shastri Nagar on October 13. His body was recovered from a park ‘50 Biga’ in Sarai Rohilla area in North district last evening. According to sources, the body was identified by the police personnel investigating the case.


Toys that bring the magic of fairy tales to reality
ATTEL is all set to recreate the magic of fairy tales for little girls with the launch of the new ‘Barbie as Rapunzel’, themed around the legendary fairy tale of the beautiful long-haired princess.

  • Everfresh shirts
  • Utility LPG hose
  • Bike power
  • Digital camera
  • Hi-tech gas stoves
  • Car fragrance
  • Digital TV
  • Exquisite sherwanis
  • Trend-setting shoes
  • Winter wear
  • Himalayan soda
  • Internet ready PC
  • Divali cards
  • Trendy jewellery
  • Body scent


Charlie Chaplin & Pratibha Prahlad part of cultural feast for kids
THE Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, organised SPICMACAY silver jubilee festival, ‘Virasat 2002’, for a week. The students enjoyed the Charlie Chaplain classic movie, “ Gold Rush”. Noted Bharatanatyam danseuse Pratibha Prahlad performed for the students. She laid stress on the importance of mudras and the wide range of expressions they are used to convey. Pratibha also held an interactive session with the students.

Pratibha Prahlad performing at Heritage School.
Pratibha Prahlad performing at Heritage School
  • Trekking camp organised

  • GHPS students bring laurels

  • Reference library

  • Founder’s Day celebrated

  • Woman skydiver felicitated

  • Teachers study Kuwait schools

You are never too late to learn
AN remains a student throughout his life and the world is a vast university that imparts education to him every living moment. Learning is a dynamic process that cannot be limited by age — one is never too old to learn. Every experience further enhances the personality and character of a person, the challenges that life poses, the struggle in overcoming them, the enriching interactions in society, gentle and harsh lessons…knowledge cannot be quantified. It is vast, abounding and a continuous process of learning makes us stronger, wiser and mature.

Camps on career guidance held
Rewari, October 27
Two short-duration career guidance camps - one each in Government College, Nehar and the DAV Girls College, Kosli, were held on Saturday under the auspices of the National Centre for Rural Development, a prominent Non-Governmental Organisation crusading against dowry, liquor-addiction as well as for the elimination of unemployment among educated youths in rural areas of Ahirwal.

AICC member to take up cause of ad hoc teachers
Rewari, October 27
Congress legislator Rao Inderjit Singh, who is also a member of the All India Congress Committee, has said that he would raise the issue of the 10,000-odd ad hoc and contract-based teachers in the special session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabhas which would begin on October 30.


HC order on transfer of property to Wakf Board
New Delhi, October 27
The Delhi High Court has issued an order to the government asking it to inform the court whether about 200 property it proposed to transfer to the Delhi Wakf Board were covered under the Archaeological Survey of India Act, thereby prohibiting any kind of demolition or construction at the said sites.


Sonia Gandhi presents Rajiv Marathon awards
New Delhi, October 27
Congress president Sonia Gandhi presented cash awards to the winners of the ninth Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run, organised by the National Sports Club of India, at a simple function at 10 Janpath, New Delhi.

NSCI president Subhash Chopra and winners of the Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence at 10, Janpath.
NSCI president Subhash Chopra and winners of the Rajiv Gandhi Marathon Run with Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence at 10, Janpath

Vaishali wins gold in Delhi Karate
New Delhi, October 27
Vaishali of YMCA won the gold medal in the 36 to 40 kg weight category in the seventh Delhi State Karate Championship held at the New Delhi YMCA premises at Jai Singh Road.

Tara Chand stars in K N Colts’ victory
New Delhi, October 27
A fine all-round performance by Tara Chand, who scored 86 runs and picked up four wickets for 36 runs, helped K N Colts Club beat Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata, by 39 runs in the final of the All-India Mother Teresa Memorial Cricket Tournament organised by the North Delhi Cricketers’ Association at Kotla 2 ground.
DDCA joint secretary (club) Dr S. S. Sareen with the K N Colts team, who won the Mother Teresa Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground
DDCA joint secretary (club) Dr S. S. Sareen with the K N Colts team, who won the Mother Teresa Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground.

CRPF annex swimming title in police meet
New Delhi, October 27
Central Reserve Police Force won the overall title in the 51st All-India Police Aquatic Championship which concluded at the Talkatora swimming pool complex on Sunday. CRPF won 16 gold, six silver and five bronze medals in swimming and also the team title with a tally of 191 points.

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