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If circulars could help weed out the corrupt…
Panipat, October 31
Corrupt officials, beware! The Haryana Vigilance Department has started targeting the shady officials in order to check growing corruption in the state government departments.

Infant rescued, kidnappers killed
Meerut, October 31
The two-year-old son Monu, alias Golu, of a sweet vendor who was kidnapped late on Wednesday evening, was rescued by the police with the help of the villagers from a room near a tubewell in the jungle of Sarurpur village.

Swanchetan helps child rape victims begin life anew
New Delhi, October 31
Fourteen-year-old Sharmeela (name changed) ran with an elderly man to another city. She was repeatedly assaulted by the person. When it became unbearable, she decided to end her life. 


A victim of the 1984 riots
A victim of the 1984 riots, who lost her husband and son in the carnage, stages a dharna at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

First catch of the ransom season
Sonepat, October 31
A dreaded criminal Krishan Mehndipuria along with his accomplice Ajay of Lohakhurd village in Jhajjar district was nabbed by the police when both of them reached a place to collect ransom from a ‘kiryana’ merchant Suresh Pandit here last evening. According to a report, the culprits were produced before a judicial magistrate who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days.

HC seeks details of steps against hoardings
New Delhi

The Delhi High Court has sought details from the Government of NCT of Delhi on steps taken for removing hoardings put up illegally. The court was hearing the Public Interest Litigation petition filed by legislator Jagdish Anand.

Rising Divali decibel can raise anxiety level
New Delhi, October 31
The amount of noise and air pollution that is generated by the Festival of Lights, Divali has not only the environmentalists fuming, but left the medical fraternity alarmed.

CPM slams govt move on casinos
Rohtak, October 31
The Haryana unit of the CPI (M) has strongly opposed the government’s decision to introduce casinos in the state for which a bill was tabled in the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday.

PNB donates Rs 5 cr to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund
New Delhi, October 31
The Punjab National Bank donated a sum of Rs5 crore to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund at New Delhi today.
The cheque was presented to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee by Mr S. S. Kohli, Chairman and Managing Director PNB, along with Directors and Top Executives of the bank.

Punjab National Bank Chairman & Managing Director S. S. Kohli presenting a cheque of Rs 5 crore to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. 



DJB going in for computerised accounting
New Delhi, October 31
The introduction of computerised front accounting systems, installing of close circuit cameras to monitor sewage flow into the Yamuna and awarding of contracts on ‘design, build and operate’ basis are some of the plans the Delhi Jal Board has to improve its image and to streamline its functioning.

Victim of November '1984' carnage
Victim of November '1984' carnage sitting on dharna to protest against the killer at Jantar Mantar in the capital on Thursday. 

left to right: S.S.Ahuliwalia, Madan Lal Khurna, Joginder Singh, and Justice Narula at a memorable meeting for the victim of November ' 1984' carnage organised by Delhi BJP Sikh cell in the capital on Thursday.
— photos Mukesh Aggarwal

Babbar seeks CBI probe into riots
New Delhi, October 31
Activists of the All India Shiromani Akali Dal (Babbar) today staged a protest march and demanded a CBI inquiry into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The protestors also asked the President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, to meet the victims’ families.

Three BSNL customer cells to be online
Faridabad, October 31
Faced with the growing competition and expectations of the consumers, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has also started taking measures to improve its network and services in the town. 

Sale of crackers restricted
Panipat, October 31
As a precautionary measure, the District Magistrate, Mr M. R. Anand, has banned the sale of crackers and explosives in thickly populated areas of Panipat and Samalkha towns with immediate effect.

Mayawati’s visit raises morale of activists
Rewari, October 31
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP vice-president Mayawati's recent visit to Badshahpur in Haryana has given a boost to party activists, who are now in high spirits. With the go-ahead given by her, their activities have started gaining momentum.

DLF residents clamour for basic amenities
Gurgaon, October 31
Residents of the posh DLF Qutab Enclave, encompassing Phase I to Phase 1V, are a bitter lot against the DLF group, the promoter and coloniser, for not providing sufficient amenities. 

Mid-day meal contract rakes up Atma Ram case
New Delhi, October 31
The recent sensational murder of Congress Party councillor Atma Ram Gupta was again raised in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi just after a tender of mid-day meal was passed in favour of two food supply companies based in Ghaziabad and Meerut.

TV artistes Shazan Khan and Shweta
TV artistes Shazan Khan and Shweta, better known as Anurag and Prerna of Kasauti Zindagi Kay, shopping at Ebony in South Extension. 
— Tribune Photo

Sardar N.S. Gujral, Chairman and Managing Director, Punjab & Sind Bank, receiving the Delhi Rattan 2002 Award from the Governor of Rajasthan, Mr Anshuman Singh.

Cong MPs donate vans for collecting blood
New Delhi, October 31
Mr Karan Singh, Ms Ambika Soni and Mr A. R. Kidwai of the Congress today took time off to donate five vehicles that would serve as mobile dispensaries and blood collection vans. 

Power cut in North Delhi today
New Delhi, October 31
One of the power distribution companies, North North-West Delhi Distribution Corporation Limited, today announced a planned shutdown in Arya Nagar, Bagh Wallah, Hari Chand chowk and parts of Mankapur tomorrow. 

Ram Lila recast for the modern times
New Delhi, October 31
The Bharatiya Kala Kendra has been organising the Ram Lila for several years, but this year the Kendra has "broken the records". 

  • Held for selling crackers

  • Traffic month in Noida

  • Woman commits suicide

Two crushed on G T Road
Sonepat, October 31
Two persons were crushed to death by a canter while crossing the G T Road near Bari village, about 15 km from here, on Wednesday. 



9 child pickpockets held, gang busted
New Delhi, October 31
The North district police have arrested 15 members of a gang of pickpockets, including nine children, who were operating in busy market areas in the Capital. Three autorickshaws, nine mobile phones and 300 grams of opium were also seized from their possession.

  • Betting racket smashed

  • Blind murder solved



HC stays promotion of 140 DU law students
New Delhi, October 31
The Delhi High Court has stayed the promotion of 140 law students of the University of Delhi to next classes without their getting through in the minimum number of papers as provided under rules.




Three days of festivity for music lovers
Dream Flowers in white marble, by Mukul MishraI
t is titled ‘Swar Utsav- A Celebration of Music’. The India Today Swar Utsav, a multi-faceted music festival, which has been held every year since the past three years in the Capital, has been rightly called the ultimate music festival of India. 

Dream Flowers in white marble, by Mukul Mishra

  • A great churning of art forms
    The ‘Manthan’ group had organised an exhibition of paintings and sculptures at the Lalit Kala Academy comprising works of six very talented contemporary artists.

  • Feast for art aficionados
    An exhibition of paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographs called ‘Fankar’ with a gamut of 35 artists was held at Lalit Kala Academy.

  • Metamorphosis in mixed media
    The 57th solo exhibition of paintings by R.K. Yadav (Ram Kishore Yadav) titled ‘Devotion’ is on at Krishna’s Collection Art Gallery till November 9.



Record entries for MRF Championship
New Delhi, October 31
More than 150 drivers have entered for the Mumbai round of the MRF-MAI Formule Mondiale Rally Championship, to be held at The Acres Club, Chembur, Mumbai. Adding to the competition will be the second AZNKC (Asian Zone National Karting Championship) round.

Karan Harit probable for U-15 Asia Cup
New Delhi, October 31
Delhi Under-15 skipper Karan Harit has been selected as one of the seven probables from North Zone for the forthcoming Under-15 Asia Cup, to be held in the United States of America. 

  • Oriental Craft beat Kashyap

  • Satyawati College beat SRCC

‘Gold Order’ for Randhir Singh
New Delhi, October 31
Indian Olympic Association secretary-general Randhir Singh has been conferred the “Gold Order” by the Asian Weightlifting Federation for his “meritorious services to the sports fraternity in Asia.”

Bimental beat Shivalic in Dhampur Cup
New Delhi, October 31
A fine all-round performance by Gurmeet Singh (87 no and 6 for 21) helped Bimental Control beat Shivalic Bimental by 66 runs in the second Dhampur Cup Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground.

Carmel Delhi dump Ahmedabad in basketball
New Delhi, October 31
Carmel Delhi scored a facile 58-38 victory in the Mother Veronica Inter-Carmel Basketball Tournament held at the Carmel Convent School court. Carmel Delhi: 58 (Nadisha Bhatia 17, Kimberly 22).

Himansh Kala outplays Abhishek Puri
New Delhi, October 31

Himansh P Kala outplayed Abhishek Puri in a men’s singles semi-final match at 11-4,17-15, 11-9, 11-4 in the 13th Surjit Kaur Memorial All-India Prize Money Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Thursday.

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