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How brazen can brazen be?
Former law minister injured in scuffle with armed men
New Delhi, November 6
At least half-a-dozen armed desperadoes injured the former Union Law Minister and advocate Shanti Bhushan and his sister-in-law after they intruded into his late brother’s house in Anand Vihar in East Delhi in the wee hours today in a brazen attempt to commit a dacoity.
Cops on the prowl after armed men barged into the family house of former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan. Shanti Bhushan with his sister-in-law outside their house after the early morning dacoity. —Tribune Photos


CP will cease to be an obstacle course from Jan 1
New Delhi, November 6
From January 1 2003, Connaught Place will be made a traffic-free zone. Multi-level parking spaces in the area and battery-operated vehicles for commuting will help the city’s commercial hub breathe easy. “From the 1st of January we will make Connaught Place traffic free. There will be battery operated vehicles for the people to commute within the area and vehicles will be banned,” according to Ms Parminder Mandip Singh, the newly appointed Chairperson of the New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC).

Newly appointed Chairperson of NDMC, Ms Parminder Mandip Singh, addressing a press conference in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Newly appointed Chairperson of NDMC, Ms Parminder Mandip Singh, addressing a press conference in the Capital

Process of MCD unbundling to start after winter session
New Delhi, November 6
With NCT of Delhi among the eight States going to polls sometime next year, the Mt Abu conclave of the Indian National Congress (INC) presents Sheila Dikshit with the opportunity to compare notes with her counterparts in the 13 States governed by the party. Also to hard sell her agenda, and make course correction if required, in the run-up to the polls.

Contractual posts: Another storm brewing in the UGC cup
New Delhi, November 6
Turbulent times are far from over for the University Grants Commission (UGC) if a recent letter of former DUTA president addressed to the UGC Chairman is to be believed. Dr S. S. Rathi, Chairman, Academics for Action and Development (AAD) shot off a letter to the UGC Chairman, Prof. Nigavekar, to protest against the system of contractual appointments.


Delhiites lukewarm to right to information
New Delhi, November 6
The Right to Information Act that was notified on October 2 last year has drawn a modest response. Acknowledging as much, the Government of NCT of Delhi today said the Act was still somewhat new and the sharing of experiences with other states or Union Territories could come in handy.

Warning: Sohna Road, danger ahead! 
Gurgaon, November 6
In case you want to keep a date with someone at a site after negotiating the Gurgaon-Sohna Road, better be careful! The road has become a byword for life-threatening hazards. The rash driving by the truck operators and other carriers transporting stones and sand dust to and from the crushers and mines in the areas, is seen to be believed.

Rs 8-cr water scheme okayed for Gohana 
Sonepat, November 6
The 11th Financial Commission has approved a Rs 8.85-crore drinking water supply scheme for Gohana town in this district. Giving this information, Deputy Commissioner S N Roy told mediapersons here today that this scheme is canal-based and the work on this project would be completed by the end of May 2004.

65-yr-old trapped in jhuggi fire
New Delhi, November 6
A 65-year-old man, Samanti, was charred to death in a fire that broke out in a jhuggi cluster in R. K. Puram in South-West district early this morning. The incident took place when all residents of the slum cluster were asleep.

The gutted remains of jhuggis in R. K. Puram. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
The gutted remains of jhuggis in R. K. Puram

Jat Mahasabha thanks Dhumal
New Delhi, November 6
The spokesman of the All India Jat Mahasabha, Mr Tara Chand Mor, has congratulated Mr P.K. Dhumal, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on having extended the benefits of job reservations to the Jats of Himachal Pradesh.

‘Vigilance’ seminar to check corruption
New Delhi, November 6
Krishak Bharti Co-operative organised a seminar on ‘Vigilance for Organisational Excellence’ as part of its observance of vigilance awareness week in the Capital. Addressing the seminar, Central Vigilance Commissioner P Shankar said that honest public servants need not be afraid of vigilance as this process is in place to facilitate their good performance, provide them protection and put checks on corrupt personnel in the organisations.

40 doctored documents, got govt jobs, convicted

New Delhi:
Forty people, including three officers of the Staff Selection Commission, were convicted by a Delhi court of fraudulently adding the names of 37 candidates in the final list of those selected for the post of clerks in 1983.

  • Quake jolts Delhi-Haryana border

Prevent overcharging by buses, HC tells STA
New Delhi, November 6
The Delhi High Court has directed the city transport authorities to ensure that the bus passengers were not overcharged. The court issued this directive on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by one A. P. Goel alleging overcharging in DTC and other buses running under the state permit.

Bees sting man to death
Sonepat, November 6
Jagbir (43) was reportedly trapped in a swarm of bees and was killed at Ridhao village, about 20 km from here, on Tuesday. According to a report, the victim had gone to the plot of a neighbour, Mr Yashpal, and was taking honey from the ‘chhata’ of the bees.

Student falls from bus top, dies
Jhajjar, November 6
One student was killed while another seriously injured when they were travelling on the roofs of roadways buses in separate incidents in the district today. According to information, Jagat Singh of Mohammad Pur-Majra village here, a student of 10+1 class in Jahajgarh School was travelling on the roof of Jhajjar-bound roadways bus.


Man murdered, thrown in well
Noida, November 6
One person has been murdered and the body thrown in a well in Kalaunda village in Dadri under the Jarcha police station area. Three persons, who have been named as accused in the murder, reportedly in connection with a land dispute, have absconded since the crime.

Youths stab man, son over trivia
Ghaziabad, November 6
The body of an unidentified person, who had been murdered under the Kotwali police station, was found in a shed in a powerhouse in Vijay Nagar. In another incident, a father-son duo has been stabbed by three criminals coming on a motorbike in Bharat Nagar area of Vijay Nagar. The father, a dairy owner, is reportedly critical.


Personal guarantee for loans mooted
New Delhi, November 6
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested that loans up to Rs 50 lakh should be granted on the basis of personal guarantee instead of collateral security or guarantee if a customer is maintaining satisfactory account for more than 10 years.


Sainik school eludes the ‘nursery of soldiers’
Rewari, November 6
If the proposal to set up a sainik school for girls at Pali-Gothra village near Rewari gets clearance from the Union Finance Ministry, it will be the first of its kind in the country. Besides, it will also do justice to the people of Ahirwal who have suffered immensely on account of petty caste politics as well as persistent apathy of the successive state governments.

Will someone put fizz back into JNU poll?
he campaigning period for candidates in the JNUSU elections concluded on November 6, with the presidential debate on the Jhelum Hostel lawns. The JNU elections’ character is unique in a number of ways – first and foremost, the management.
  • AMITY confers awards
  • Publishing workshop
  • Proposed varsity in Noida
  • Dhamaka 2002
  • National  Convention
  • Seminar on  e-learning


Punjabi theatre gets a shot in the arm
New Delhi, November 6
The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Mr Vinod Khanna, assured patronage to the National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, which is engaged in the promotion of Punjabi theatre in north Delhi.


Chhattisgarh School qualify for Super League
New Delhi, November 6
Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Jashpur Nagar (Chhattisgarh) beat Government Inter-College, Narender Nagar (Uttaranchal) 3-0 to enter the Super League of the 20th Nehru Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Wednesday.

Sareen named observer for Vijayawada match
New Delhi, November 6
Dr S. S. Sareen has been appointed as observer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the one-day international match for the TVS Cup between India and the West Indies, to be played at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, on November 24.

Air Force, City enter semis
New Delhi, November 6
Indian Air Force (Palam), and City Club sailed into the semi-finals of the first Lt. Governor’s Cup Prize Money Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday. Indian Air Force beat DSA League runners-up Indian Nationals 5-4 via tie-breaker while City Club eclipsed former champions Moonlight 2-0.

  • Cavalry, RVC enter polo semis

Arjun PawarArjun Pawar cracks century for St Mary’s
New Delhi, November 6
Arjun Pawar cracked a stroke-filled 118 as Mount St. Mary’s beat Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan by eight wickets and entered the semi-final of the sixth Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Mount St. Mary’s School ground at Delhi Cantt.
  • Apollo Tyres win in Eventus Cup
  • Harbans Singh Cricket

Hudco beat Lucent
New Delhi, November 6
Hudco beat Lucent Technologies by 33 runs in the sixth D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

  • Hansraj shine in roller skating

Best medical cover for National Games
New Delhi, November 6
The Government of Andhra Pradesh, in association with the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP), have formulated a comprehensive medical cover and facilities for over 10,000 sportspersons and officials for the 32nd National Games, to be held from December 13 to 22 in Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam.

Indian Open Polo from today
New Delhi, November 6
The Indian Open Polo Championship will be held from November 7 to 17 at the Jaipur Polo ground. The teams will feature India’s top professionals and also some of the renowned polo players from Argentina, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

  • Corporate  Cricket at Teri


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