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Baptism row: Bhogal lists bogus names
New Delhi, October 29
The Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today reiterated its allegations against the Tohra faction-administered Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) of misappropriating a huge sum during the recent “Amrit Sanchar (baptism)” ceremony.

Kuldeep Singh Bhogal and Rajender Singh Techno , members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), during a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday. Kuldeep Singh Bhogal and Rajender Singh Techno , members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), during a press conference in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune Photo

Sheila attacks Centre bid to rule by proxy
New Delhi, October 29
That the Union Government has a certain say in administering the NCT of Delhi by virtue of the latter’s special Union Territory status is not disputed but the brazen manner in which it first issued the circulars that virtually stripped the Council of Ministers of its autonomy and then decided to promulgate an Ordinance for the operation and maintenance of Delhi Metro is being seen as a deliberate attempt by the Centre to govern by proxy.




Delhi college girl falls to death in DLF
Gurgaon, October 29
A young girl fell to death under mysterious circumstances from the top floor of a 22-storey building at Regency Park-2, Phase IV, DLF City, in the evening on Monday. The father of the victim, Mr Dinesh Sharma, said there had not been any domestic problems and suspected that it might have been an accident.

HC orders MCD shake-up
New Delhi, October 29
The Delhi High Court today directed the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to shake up the administration by taking appropriate steps, including issuing transfer orders, saying prolonged stay in one post could lead to officials developing vested interests.

NSUI hitches its wagon to Cong bigwigs in JNU polls
New Delhi, October 29
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) has roped in prominent Congress leaders such as Salman Khurshid, Jaipal Reddy, Dr Manmohan Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Sheila Dikshit and Ajay Maken to address public meetings during JNU elections. These meetings, conducted in JNU hostel messes, are being looked upon by the NSUI as a medium of establishing its proximity with the Congress.

Shiv Khera with the top brass of ‘Country First’.Shiv Khera hawks ‘Country First’ awareness kits
New Delhi, October 29
“Another issue, another endeavour, another NGO, another dogma of ideological talk,” might be the first impression which a person might get after hearing the objectives, vision and goals of ‘Country First’.

Shiv Khera (second from right) with the top brass of ‘Country First’.

Wife found with throat slit, wrists slashed
Ghaziabad, October 29
The wife of an engineer living in the posh Vasundhara colony here was killed in broad daylight and cash, jewellery and other valuables were looted from the house on Monday. Surprisingly, there was very little blood around the house even though she was stabbed in the stomach and the veins on her wrists were slashed and the neck slit.

BSNL mobile service launched in Haryana
Panipat, October 29
Haryana came on the BSNL mobile network today with the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr I. D. Swami, launching the mobile service here yesterday.


Abhay questions Bhajan’s credibility
Sonepat, October 29
Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, MLA and son of Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, has termed Mr Bhajan Lal, former Chief Minister and president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), as a “great liar” and someone who is not believable in politics.

Parties playing Dalit card for selfish reasons: Vidrodhi
Faridabad, October 29
“The lynching of five persons at Dulina village of Jhajjar district, recently, was not a result of oppression of Dalits, but only due to rampant corruption in the police department.”Mr. Bertrand Piccard, UNFPA’s goodwill ambassador, being welcomed by members of Ballooning Club of India.

Balloonist comes calling with message of unity
Narnaul, October 29
“Good morning. I am happy to know all of you. I knew India only when I was flying round the world. I was in the balloon which, without an engine, is a metaphor for life. The hot air ballooning is a prisoner of the currents that propel it.”

Mr. Bertrand Piccard, UNFPA’s goodwill ambassador, being welcomed by members of Ballooning Club of India. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

NHRC moved for CBI probe into lynching
Rohtak, October 29
In a memorandum to the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Justice J. S. Verma, a deputation comprising Ms Nirmal Deshpande, national president of the Harijan Sewa Sangh, Prof D. R. Chaudhary, ex-chairman of the Haryana Public Service Commission, and Prof Suraj Bhan, Department of Ancient History and Culture, Kurukshetra University, has demanded a CBI enquiry into the lynching of five Dalits at Dulina in Jhajjar district on the Dasehra day.

This road is an unusable NH
Sonepat, October 29
The Haryana Government has reportedly suffered a huge financial loss on account of the repeated digging and repairs of the 36-km-long Sonepat-Gohana road, which had been declared a National Highway by the central government.

UHBVN issues guidelines for new connections
Sonepat, October 29
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has issued new guidelines for expeditious release of domestic and non-domestic electricity connections in the districts of Sonepat, Panipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Ambala and Panchkula.

DVBVN scheme to settle cases
Narnaul, October 29
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has launched a number of schemes of public welfare, which have not only proved beneficial to power consumers but have also been useful in improving the power supply system. This was stated by Mr O. P. Indora on Monday. He asked the consumers to come forward to settle cases out of court under a new scheme.

Link road crying out for repairs 
Faridabad, October 29
The road connecting the two important towns of Faridabad and Gurgaon is crying out for repairs. The 30-km-long road, passing through the Aravali Hills, is used by thousands of vehicles daily.

Tension grips village as Pak flags hoisted
Panipat, October 29
Tension gripped Patti Kalyana village, about 25 km from here, following the hoisting of two Pakistani flags by unidentified persons late last night.

  • Rs 1.70 cr disbursed to old
  • Open darbar today
  • CM’s assurance on SYL
  • Case against patwari
  • Cong leader resigns

CNG pipeline to be laid by Nov 30
New Delhi, October 29
The Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) will in all likelihood complete the work of laying CNG pipeline by November 30. Officials of the agency recently met Chief Secretary Shailja Chandra and informed the Government of NCT of Delhi about how the work was progressing on schedule.

  • Martyr awarded
  • Gallantry Award
  • New posting



Man, son shot dead in shop
Ghaziabad, October 29
Satpal Singh and his son Narinder were shot dead at their shop in Shastri Nagar by their nephew and another person at 9 pm on Sunday. As a protest the shops remained closed on Monday.

  • Drug peddler held

Uttam Nagar murder solved, three held
New Delhi, October 29
With the arrest of three persons, the West district police today claimed to have worked out a two-year-old murder cum-robbery case in Uttam Nagar.

MLA’s guard stabbed

Woman commits suicide

  • Held under Arms Act


Varsity in Hamletian dilemma as it plays name game
New Delhi, October 29
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University seems to perpetually be in two minds about ‘what to teach’. The Hamletian dilemma is reflected in the christening and re-christening of its courses. Since its establishment in 1998, the university has re-christened at least three courses, corroborating them with appropriate modifications in the course content.

School to open branch in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, October 29
Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, Delhi, will start two new branches, each in Gurgaon and Rohini, from the next academic session.


Clear encroachments around Jama Masjid: HC
New Delhi, October 29
Delhi High Court today directed the authorities concerned to ensure that no encroachments were allowed in and around the historic Jama Masjid.



‘Urban Chick’ look is the trend of the season
ills Sports unveiled the Fall/ Winter 2002 collection at the Maurya Sheraton & Towers last week. The collection comprises of contemporary international trends for the season. Unveiled were four fashion forward looks for the season.
  • Season of Glitter

  • Clubwear

  • Make-up show

  • Festival of crafts

  • Bollywood calling

  • Bharat Gaurav

Models sporting trendy Fall/ Winter collection 2002 launched by Wills Sports.
Models sporting trendy Fall/ Winter collection 2002 launched by Wills Sports.


Pandara Road school enter semi-final
New Delhi, October 29
Government Senior Secondary School, Pandara Road scored a narrow 2-1 victory against Boys Sports Coy., BRC Danapur and qualified for the semi-final of the 31st Nehru Junior Boys Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday.

IAF ground Raisina Sporting
New Delhi, October 29
Indian Air Force, Palam grounded Raisina Sporting 1-0 in an A Division Super League match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIl Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium in the Capital on Tuesday.

Bal Bhavan School win Volleyball title
New Delhi, October 29
Bal Bhavan Public School, Mayur Vihar II defeated Meera Model School, Janakpuri 22-25, 25-16, 25-11, 23-25, 15-11 in the CBSE Delhi Cluster X Volleyball Tournament.

  • Teri defeat Hudco

  • Dhampur beat Triburg

  • Ministry Cricket

Varun, Ashish move up in TT
New Delhi, October 29
Varun Anand of Springdales and Ashish Mehta of Modern School moved into the third round of the boys singles in the Action Shoes-sponsored 13th Surjit Kaur Memorial All-India Prize Money Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora indoor stadium in the Capital. Varun beat Arjun Berry 11-7,11-9, 11-4 while Ashish Mehtra downed Aditya Pawa 11-6,11-7,11-8.

Dahiya to lead Ranji team
New Delhi, October 29
Vijay Dahiya will lead a 19-member Delhi Ranji Trophy team, as announced on Tuesday by DDCA sports secretary Sunil Dev.

Ashok Lamba stars for Pioneer Club
New Delhi, October 29
An electrifying all-round performance by Ashok Lamba, who scored 62 runs and claimed four wickets for 38 runs, helped Pioneer Club beat Maulana Azad Cricket Club by 50 runs in the opening match of the DDCA League at the Kotla II ground.

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