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No JNU, No Campus, Only Left Versus Right
New Delhi, November 7
Neon lights and rising decibel pierce the silence of an otherwise serene night, 2,000 enthusiastic youngsters throng the venue and six individuals are expected to enthrall them, the fervour is contagious and the energy pulsating, passion runs high and adrenaline peaks – this is not the setting of a rock concert but the atmospherics at Jhelum Lawns, where the JNUSU presidential debate was held last night.

First outraged, now doomed to live in ignominy
Sohna (Gurgaon), November 7
Meenakshi Devi (name changed), who had come here from Uttar Pradesh to spend a few days with her elder sister, Meera Devi, hardly realised that she would be gangraped and robbed of her belongings.

ladies’ stand
ladies’ stand. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


‘Doctoring’ of MCI rules piques senior PGIMS faculty
Rohtak, November 7
The senior faculty of the Pt. B.D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) is perturbed over the frequent twisting of the Medical Council of India rules on one pretext or the other to suit certain exigencies.

Tanker leak causes scare
Sonepat, November 7
A large number of men, women and children were affected by a leak from a tanker on the old DC road here last evening. Two persons, including a woman, were hospitalised.

  • Father strangles 7-yr-old daughter

A worker giving finishing touches to a cutout in the Haryana Pavilion at Pragati Maidan for the annual trade fair
A worker giving finishing touches to a cutout in the Haryana Pavilion at Pragati Maidan for the annual trade fair, scheduled to begin on November 14. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Sarna welcomes nod to Sikh jathas
New Delhi, November 7
Sardar Paramjit Singh Sarna, President of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, has welcomed the decision of the Central Government to allow Sikh pilgrims to visit the historical gurdwaras in Pakistan on the occasion of Gurpurab.

Sadhu burnt to death
Rewari, November 7
Nonagenarian Sadhu Lakkar Nath, whose cottage was set on fire by some reckless youths in Garhi village under the Kosli police station of this district on November 2, succumbed to burns in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Tuesday evening. His body was consigned to flames today at Garhi where his funeral was attended by a large number of villagers.

Jeweller abducted by cops
Noida, November 7
Three policemen, including the driver of a highway patrol police Gypsy, kidnapped a jeweller in Bulandshahr on October 11. An SOG sub-inspector along with some policemen had taken jeweller Suresh Chand Varma in a Maruti car and locked him up in a police station at Debai.


Paddy arrival yet to pick up
Faridabad, November 7
Paddy arrivals in the district have been lower this season compared to the total quantity brought in the mandis for procurement last year. Though the arrivals may continue till the end of this month, the total quantity is likely to be much less than that of past year, mainly due to drought this year.

Gurukul chief promises all facilities to pupils 
Sonepat, November 7
Mrs Krishna Malik, newly elected president of the Managing Committee of the Gurukul Mahasabha was given a rousing welcome when she arrived to take charge of Kanya Gurukul at Khanpur Kalan village about 30 km from here on Wednesday.

1984 RIOTS
‘Why no House condolence?’
New Delhi, November 7
To pay homage to the victims of the 1984 riots on their 18th Remembrance Day, the Sikh Forum held a public meeting here last evening. Speaking on the occasion, Dr A. S. Narang said that the forum would hold public meetings each year to remind the government of the brutal attack on Sikhs and would rest only when they receive justice.

Sonepat Bar Assn to continue strike
Sonepat, November 7
The district Bar Association has decided to extend their strike indefinitely in protest against the alleged failure of the police to arrest the culprits involved in threatening some lawyers and trying to extort money from them.

Seven counters opened to accept telephone bills
Ghaziabad, November 7
Seven new cash collection counters have been commissioned by the General Manager (Telecom), Mr G. K. Upadhya, at the Raj Nagar Telephone Exchange. The department will soon press into service a mobile cash collection van also, he said.

JK group celebrates founder’s day
New Delhi, November 7
The JK organisation today celebrated its founder’s day – the 118th birth anniversary of late Lala Kamlapath Singhania, the visionary leader who founded the JK group of industries. Celebrated with aplomb at the Air Force Auditorium, Delhi Cantonment, the evening started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Rs 72 lakh for road at Hodal mandi
Faridabad, November 7
The Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board has sanctioned an amount of Rs 72 lakh for construction of a concrete road at New Anaj Mandi at Hodal in the district. According to the Deputy Commissioner, Rs 132 lakh have been sanctioned for constructing similar roads in Ballabgarh Anaj Mandi and a rest house.
  • Legal Service Day
  • Mobike robbed at gunpoint
  • Freedom fighter dead
  • HP MLA’s car hits cyclist

Finance cos must give notice before impounding vehicles
New Delhi, November 7
The Delhi Police today asked the Assistant Commissioners of Police and Station House Officers to inform all finance companies located under their jurisdiction to follow the guidelines of the Delhi High Court before taking possession of any vehicle, which a person may have purchased on hire purchase basis through a finance company.


Police rescue child from abductors
New Delhi, November 7
The East district police today claimed to have rescued a three-year-old boy who was kidnapped on October 19 from Kalyanpuri for extorting Rs 10 lakh from his businessman father and arrested three persons. The accused - Irshad Hussain, Nawab alias Raju and Aaley Nabi alias Rahees, all residents of Muradabad - were nabbed from Kunderki bus stand in Muradabad and the child was rescued safely from their clutches.


NCERT books out, Russian ‘coup’ intact
New Delhi, November 7
Almost six months after the beginning of the current academic session, the students of History will finally get to see the books drafted by the NCERT, as part of their revised curriculum.

Plan to set up business varsity in Noida 
New Delhi, November 7
Industrialist Suresh Nanda has announced an investment of Rs 40 crore in setting up a business university in Noida as part of his proposed education plan for the state. The current project envisages the setting up of a business university of international standards that specialises in offering masters courses in Business Administration and Engineering with a focus on information technology.


They leave lasting beauty at the Art Forum
The Art Forum organised an exhibition titled ‘The Principals of Art’. It is on display till November 20, involving the works of Niren Sen Gupta, Paramjeet Singh and Prem Singh. Niren Sen Gupta is the former principal of College of Art, Delhi. 
  • A must read for girls
  • Traditional lamps
  • An inventive artist

Serving the voiceless creature: A mural by Niren Sen Gupta.

Serving the voiceless creature

Delhi man meets Elton John
New Delhi, November 7
Raman Jain of Delhi today became one of the McDowell’s No 1 Lucky Five who met Sir Elton John in Bangalore. McDowell’s No 1 is the title sponsor of the One Night Only Show and had conducted the Mera No 1 Meet Elton John Contest to offer its customers across the country a chance to meet Sir Elton John.
Raman Jain (second from left) of Delhi with Sir Elton John and other four winners in Bangalore.
Raman Jain of Delhi with Sir Elton John and other four winners in Bangalore


Don’t prescribe in excess: Walia advises doctors
New Delhi, November 7
Excessive medication may compound the condition rather than cure it. Delhi Health Minister A K Walia today cautioned doctors not to prescribe excessive medicines, rather they should rely on their rational use as a means for effective treatment.

Ayurvedic remedy for psoriasis claimed
New Delhi, November 7
A well-known charitable organisation, Indian Psoriasis Foundation, has formulated a unique ayurvedic remedy, Psorban, to wipe out one of the most dreaded skin diseases, psoriasis.


Hindustan, Shahdara sail into semis
New Delhi, November 7
Delhi Soccer Association League champions Hindustan Club and Shahdara Club sailed into the semi-finals of the first Lt. Governor’s Cup Prize Money Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. Both the semi-final matches will be played on Friday.

DDCA names 17 players for Ranji Trophy
New Delhi, November 7
The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has announced a 17-member Delhi team, led by Vijay Dahiya, for their season-opener against Railways, to be played at the Karnail Singh Stadium in Delhi.

Noida College grapplers shine
New Delhi, November 7
Wrestlers from the Noida College of Physical Education (NCPE) put up a good performance in the All-India Inter-University Wrestling Championship held at the Ch. Charan Singh (CCS) University in Meerut.

The Noida College of Physical Education wrestlers, who annexed two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the All India Inter-Varsity Wrestling Championship.
The Noida College of Physical Education wrestlers, who annexed two gold, one silver and three bronze medals

Shivam, Nishant hit  centuries for St Columba’s
New Delhi, November 7
Centuries by Shivam Gupta (120) and Nishant Watel (109) helped St. Columba’s School beat Don Bosco by eight wickets in the sixth Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Gyan Bharti School ground, Saket.
  • JRA beat  British Gas
  • NIIT, ICICI Bank locked in tie

Top teams for Shastri Hockey
New Delhi, November 7
Top teams will participate in the 13th All-India Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament to be held at the Shivaji Stadium from November 27. Defending champions Punjab and Sind Bank, runners-up Indian Airlines, Air India (Mumbai), Bharat Petroleum, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (Dehradun) and Sports Authority of India teams have confirmed their participation, according to organising secretary K D Prashar.

Canas to defend Tata Open
New Delhi, November 7
Guillermo Canas, the Tata Open 2002 champion, who is currently ranked 15 in the ATP Champions Race, has confirmed his participation in the Tata Open Tennis Championship to be held in Chennai from December 30 to January 5, 2003.

Jagmohan visits Kotla ground
New Delhi, November 7
Union Minister for Culture Jagmohan visited the Ferozeshah Kotla ground to inspect the infrastructure and parking facilities before construction work begins on the new stadium.

DDCA president Arun Jaitley and vice-president C K Khanna discussing the parking and other infrastructure facilities at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground with Union Minister of Culture Jagmohan before work begins on the new stadium at the ground.
DDCA president Arun Jaitley and vice-president C K Khanna discussing the parking and other infrastructure facilities at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground with Union Minister of Culture Jagmohan


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