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Girls on vacation waylaid, molested 
Meerut, November 3
It was a harrowing night for shopkeepers and an excursion party from a Kanpur educational institution on the Kanpur-Delhi Road near Ruknpur village, 7.5 km from Khurja town, on Thursday night.

Despite denials, power tariff hike next year
New Delhi, November 3
Denials by the Government of NCT of Delhi notwithstanding, power tariff could see a hike sometime next year.

DUTA to thwart UGC agenda to delink colleges
New Delhi, November 3
The University Grants Commission (UGC), acting upon the recommendations of the 9th Expenditure Reforms Commission (ERC), has decided to vest its responsibility for disbursing funds to the DU colleges with the Delhi State government. But, under the veil of Divali festivities, ‘invisible forces’ are working against this directive of the UGC, much like the defiance of its previous directive on ‘workload’.


DFS sets up 15 fire posts 
New Delhi, November 3
To avert any untoward incident during Divali, the Delhi Fire Services has set up 15 fire posts in different parts of the city. A Delhi Fire Service official told the media here today that these posts would be set up near Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Lahori Gate, South Extension, Lajpatnagar Market, Azad Market, Wazirabad-Loni Road crossing, Sonia Vihar, Baratooti Chowk, Tilaknagar, Mundka PVC Market, Qutab Road, Idgah Road, Sanjay Amar Colony, Okhla Phase-I and Shastri Par colony.

Kids enjoy crackers, come what may
Faridabad, November 3
Promises are like piecrusts! One promise that is hardly kept is the one given by the people to refrain from bursting crackers on Divali. While schools and other organisations hold a rally every year promising to shun crackers, it is the children who go in for crackers in a big way.

An anti-cracker activist articulating her feelings in the Capital on Sunday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
An anti-cracker activist articulating her feelings in the Capital

Asian showcase at Delhi Pavilion
New Delhi, November 3
For the first time, a dozen major Asian cities shall get together to showcase the achievements of half the world’s population at the India International Trade Fair – 2002. According to Mr Rajni Kant Verma, MD, Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation, the progress made by these Asian majors in the economic and industrial fields shall be collectively displayed at the Delhi Pavilion.


A fashion show was held in the Capital on Saturday to raise funds for victims of thalassemia
A fashion show was held in the Capital on Saturday to raise funds for victims of thalassemia. Photo by Anil Sharma

Cops wink at Panipat traffic chaos
Panipat, November 3
The handloom city is one of the most chaotic cities in the world. The traffic scene in Panipat is seen to be believed. It resembles a jigsaw puzzle. It is a mad rush on the roads with the traffic rules being given the go-by.

Murthal eateries are robbing state exchequer
Sonepat, November 3
A large number of roadside dhabas, restaurants and hotels on the National Highway No. 1, particularly between Murthal Chowk and Ganaur, ride a gravy train. They do a roaring business by charging a fancy price for eatables from the customers, mostly truck operators and other travellers. The owners of these establishments do not pay sales tax or income tax, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

Rs 11 cr water plan for Sonepat
Sonepat, November 3
NABARD has earmarked Rs 11.10 crore for launching 13 potable water supply schemes in 33 villages of Sonepat district during the current financial year. Giving the information, the Deputy Commissioner told mediapersons here today that the work on 11 projects has already been started and it would be completed shortly.

Inaction against riot perpetrators decried 
New Delhi, November 3
Mr Onkar Singh Thapar, general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), today regretted that no action had been taken against the perpetrators of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots even after so many years.
Mr Onkar Singh Thapar, general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), addressing the widows of 1984 carnage at Shaheed Ganj Gurdwara in Tilak Vihar. 
Mr Onkar Singh Thapar, general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal , addressing the widows of 1984 carnage at Shaheed Ganj Gurdwara in Tilak Vihar


Three killed as car hits truck
Jhajjar, November 3
Three persons were killed and a six-year-old child was injured seriously after a car a stationed truck near Dabodha village on the Jhajjar-Bahadurgarh road here last night. All the deceased were occupants of the car and belonged to Dichao village in Delhi. They were coming to Jhajjar.

Man stabbed over  property dispute 
New Delhi, November 3
A property dispute led to the murder of a 25-year-old person, Santosh, in the Brahampuri area of North-East district last night. The police said that Santosh, Rajesh and Mahesh were good friends.


Using laser beams to etch motifs on jeans
ee jeans has launched its latest international range called Photons. The collection has been made by etching motifs using laser beams on denim. The motifs are currently classified as Ceal, Muff, Edge, Blaze, Shrub and Blossom and show up in the blueness of the jeans in the most spectacular ways, adding to the visual appeal.
  • MP3 system
  • Thermal inners
  • Burfi mixes
  • Formal trousers
  • Seasonal perfume
  • Checks in colour
  • DVD writer
  • Kids’ shampoos
  • Chinese secrets
  • Dental cream
  • An eye statement
  • Car audio
  • Nose strips
  • Oil Radiator


Heritage students to celebrate Divali with kids of Tihar inmates
Students and staff of the Heritage School decided to celebrate Divali with the children of Tihar Jail inmates. The students put up a cultural show with the tiny ones from Class I dressed up as characters from Ramayana. The kids dressed up as Ram, Hanuman and even Shrupnakha were a delight to watch. Though most preferred to do their own thing, a few knew their parts too well. For the visitors, the show was a welcome change. Interacting with their counterparts from the unprivileged society, was seen by the school as means of sensitising the students. Said the Director, Manit Jain, “We basically want to sensitise the students of the school and also offer exposure to these underprivileged children.”

A child of a Tihar inmate lighting a 'diya' during the Divali celebrations in Heritage School.
A child of a Tihar inmate lighting a 'diya' during the Divali celebrations in Heritage School
  • Hockey tourney
  • Vegetarian recipe
  • Amity Utsav
  • Kids’ Hangama
  • Foundation Day
  • Holistic education
  • GHPS’ Prayas

We see the world as we are

nce the disciples of Dronacharya asked him, “How is that Yudhistra is recognised as an embodiment of virtues and Duryodhana as a wicked man?” Dronacharya called out Duryodhana and replied, “ O Duryodhana go and seek a virtuous man”.

Teachers resent ‘retrenchment’ move
Several teachers of a private senior secondary school affiliated to the Haryana Education Board and aided by the state government have sought the intervention of the authorities over the move by the school management to ‘remove’ them from service.

IGNOU signs MoU on stationery supply
New Delhi, November 3
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed an MoU with the Directorate-General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) for the supply of paper and art card valuing over Rs 10 crore annually.

Girl students complain against coach
Sonepat, November 3
The Haryana Education Minister, Mr Bahadur Singh, has ordered an inquiry into the complaint of the five girl students against the horse-riding coach, Mr V. S. Dhillon, of Motilal Nehru School of Sports at Rai in this district.


HC appoints panel to seize pirated Hollywood prints
New Delhi, November 3
Spelling relief for the makers of Hollywood blockbusters, the Delhi High Court has ordered the appointment of a court commissioner to seize and seal all prints of films whose copyright vests with seven major studios of Hollywood.


Using glamour for a good cause seems ‘de rigueur’
New Delhi, November 3
Fashion shows for a cause have become the rage of late. From the organisers to the designers, from the models to the beneficiaries, the thought of using glamour to earn goodwill has been accepted now.


Nangloi record big victory
New Delhi, November 3
Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Nangloi beat Fr. Angel High School, Pilar (Goa) 6-0, after leading by 2-0 at the interval, in the 20th Nehru Sub Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Sunday.

Hindustan, Moonlight move up
New Delhi, November 3
Hindustan Club and Moonlight entered the pre-quarter-finals of the first Lt. Governor’s Cup Prize Money Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday. Moonlight outclassed Delhi Police 4-0 while Hindustan prevailed over New Delhi Heroes 2-0.


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