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Only BSP’s writ runs in Meerut cantt
Kuber Group chief told to vacate house in week’s time
Meerut, November 11
Six persons — armed with lathis and a country-made revolver — and trying to pass themselves as Bahujan Samaj Party activists, stormed Bangla No 142 in the B C Lines here in the cantonment and ordered the occupant to vacate the house within a week.

SP workers block roads, court arrest
Noida, November 11
As part of the ‘Protest Day’ launched by the Samajwadi Party against the state government, its workers jammed traffic and courted arrests at various places. Hundreds of them were arrested in Ghaziabad. About 70 per cent of shops had remained closed in the area. The party workers threatened to take the matter to the people’s court.

NCERT into gender-sensitisation
New Delhi, November 11
Having put up its own books for scrutiny to ensure that there is no gender discrimination, the NCERT today inaugurated a six-week training course on gender sensitisation in schools. “Unless we adopt different and varied approaches, our efforts to bring the girls to school will not succeed. We have to ensure the removal of all those factors that inhibit the education attainment of girls,” Prof J. S. Rajput told the ‘NCR Tribune’.


Streetsmart auto drivers give the rules the go-by
Faridabad, November 11
Although the District Administration has banned autorickshaws older than 15 years and issued guidelines for plying of such vehicles in the town, several three-wheelers are still seen on the roads.

Dead men tell no tales, mortuaries do
New Delhi, November 11
If life in a hospital bed is sickening, death is worse: The zero sanitation in the hospital wards is matched by the ‘inhumane’ conditions in the mortuaries. Pulling up the Union Government for not being interested in improving the conditions of mortuaries in the Capital, the Delhi High Court on Monday imposed a cost of Rs 20,000 on it and directed it to pay money to the Government of NCT of Delhi so that the latter could make efforts to improve the conditions of mortuaries.

BOOK ADDICTS: The seizure of two books at the Delhi Post Office resulted in the recovery of 950 gm of hashish valued at Rs 95,000 in the international market. The hashish was cleverly concealed in the binding of the books; the parcels were booked from Kangra (HP) and bound for England. — Tribune Photo

12 DCP-rank officers shifted
New Delhi, November 11
Twelve Delhi police officers, at par with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, have been transferred in order to improve the policing in the National Capital Territory. The reshuffle came as a surprise to many officers who were yet to complete their tenure in the districts.

Taxi driver stumbles on bomb plot
New Delhi, November 11
Business in Patiala House today came to a halt for several hours after a taxi driver informed the police that four persons of Afghan origin were planning to plant a bomb in one of the court rooms in Patiala House.

  • Car snatched, woman thrown out


‘Showcause’ for hobnobbing with Chautala
Sonepat, November 11
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has served a show cause notice to the former Tripura Governor and a veteran Congress leader, Mr Sultan Singh, asking him to explain within a week why a disciplinary action should not be taken against him for anti-party activities.

Sonia would be PM, asserts Anil Shastri 
Rewari, November 11
Mr Anil Shastri, secretary of the All India Congress Committee, has asserted that Mrs Sonia Gandhi would definitely be the Prime Minister if the Congress was voted to power during the next Lok Sabha poll.

Cong seeks white paper on CM’s visits abroad
Jhajjar, November 11
Casting doubts on the utility of frequent foreign trips of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, the state Congress asked the state government to release a white paper on these visits.

HVP takes out rally against Casino Bill
Rohtak, November 11
Activists of the Haryana Vikas Party led by Mr Surender Singh, secretary general of the party and a former MP, took out a procession in the town in protest against the Casino Bill recently passed by the Haryana Assembly and the Dulina incident.

Toilets at prime sites raise stink
New Delhi, November 11
Construction of public toilets at prime locations, power and potable water connections in schools and fake orders for constructions dominated the House meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi today.

Bon appetit: ‘We experiment with taste buds’
From a career sailor to an entrepreneur, the voyage for Rajiv Bahl has been a relatively smooth one without any major tempests or turbulence. Fun Foods Private Limited was set up as a private limited company in 1985 by Rajiv Bahl and his wife, Vibha, after he decided to abandon the seas.

Fun Foods gourmets Rajiv Bahl and his wife, Vibha.
Fun Foods gourmets Rajiv Bahl and his wife, Vibha

Two-day seminar on social security
New Delhi, November 11
The National Academy for Training & Research in Social Security (NATRSS) – a training academy of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation – is organising a two-day national seminar on ‘Advocacy for Social Security & Vulnerability Reduction’.

Welfare Week: Government schemes to be highlighted 
New Delhi, November 11
The Government of NCT of Delhi will observe Kalyan Diwas (welfare day) on November 19, the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The day would also mark the culmination of the Kalyan Saptaah (welfare week) that is to be celebrated from November 13.

Traffic regulations for fair days
New Delhi, November 11
The Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic during the India International Trade Fair (IITF) from November 14 to November 27.

Top cops of NCR states to meet today
New Delhi, November 11
Senior police officials from Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh would be interacting with their counterparts in the NCT of Delhi tomorrow to devise ways of institutionalising information-sharing and enhancing co-operation among their respective organisations.

259 cases settled on Legal Services Day
New Delhi, November 11
The Delhi Legal Services Authority organised a Legal Services Day on Saturday. Ten legal literacy camps were also organised at Gokulpuri, Nandnagari, Seemapuri, Uttam Nagar, Mangolpuri, Dakshinpuri, Jahangirpuri, Bhalaswa Dairy, Narela and Madhu Vihar (Dwarka) as part of the programme.
  • Virgin’s ‘companion’ ticket
  • Appointed chairman
Youth drowns in Suraj Kund lake
Faridabad, November 11
Two persons died and a woman suffered burns in separate incidents in the town. These include a youth who drowned in a lake in Suraj Kund where he had come to offer Chhat Puja today.
  • Undertrial escapes


Brand India will be showcased at IITF
New Delhi, November 11
Focusing on the theme, ‘Services, Exports and Tourism’, various pavilions are being given a new look for the 22nd India International Trade Fair (November 14-27, 2002) at Pragati Maidan here. Preparations are in full swing for the Asia’s largest event.

Finishing touches being given to the Punjab Pavilion at Pragati Maidan. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Finishing touches being given to the Punjab Pavilion at Pragati Maidan


First US varsity sets foot in India
New Delhi, November 11
The first-ever foray of an American university in India began today as Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit inaugurated the New Delhi campus of Western International University (WIU) at Lajpat Nagar today. Established by Modi Apollo International Institute (MAII), the inauguration witnessed the keynote address being delivered by WIU president Michael J. Seiden.

DU buildings to get new coat of paint
New Delhi, November 11
Dilapidated buildings on the Delhi University (DU) campus and colleges affiliated to it that have been crying for attention finally seem to have found an audience. All such buildings could get a new coat of paint after the Centre pumps in the much-needed funds.


HPV test to be available at AIIMS
New Delhi, November 11
Close on the heels of being installed in premier cancer hospitals, Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) test would now be available at AIIMS. This test would be helpful for an early detection of cervical pre-cancer screening and management which has gained wide acceptance.

Nitish lists steps to save govt hospitals
Ghaziabad, November 11
For want of proper awareness, the common man in rural India prefers to go to the quacks, instead of qualified medical doctors, said Union Railway Minister Nitish Kumar, while addressing the state-level conference of physicians, ‘UP Con.’ here as the chief guest on Sunday.


Three Punjab teams in Nehru hockey semis 
New Delhi, November 11
Punjab teams had a field day in the 20th Nehru Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament when three teams from the State scored convincing victories to sail into semi-finals. Government Model School, Jalandhar trounced Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Nangloi (Delhi) 12-1, after leading by half a dozen goals, at the interval.

Defence down Miranda House
New Delhi, November 11
Defence Accounts Sports Control Board recorded an easy 3-0 victory against Miranda House in the sixth YMCA Delhi State Invitation Volleyball Tournament at the New Delhi YMCA complex on Monday.

Pro golf returns to North East
New Delhi, November 11
Big league golf will return to North East when the fourth edition of the Servo Masters tees off at the Digboi Golf Links from November 12. The Servo Masters, sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation and Assam Oil Division, will offer a prize money of Rs 8.5 lakh.

The Delhi and District Cricket Association staff teams with former Test player and Delhi Ranji Trophy team coach Yashpal Sharma
The Delhi and District Cricket Association staff teams with former Test player and Delhi Ranji Trophy team coach Yashpal Sharma after their annual cricket match at the Kotla ground.

Sarvodaya win in Sistani cricket
New Delhi, November 11
A rapid-fire knock of 76 runs by Amit Mishra and deadly bowling of 4 for 13 by Yogesh Bhandari helped Sarvodaya Vidyalaya No 1, Lajpat Nagar defeat South Delhi Public School by 117 runs in the sixth Sardar Harbans Singh Sistani Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa School ground.

  • G E beat Royal

Classic Resort lift 
McDowell’s title

New Delhi, November 11
Classic Golf Resort won the McDowell's Signature Champion Golf Club of India Trophy. At the all-India finals, played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Classic Golf Resort emerged victorious against Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Bombay Presidency Golf Club and Eagleton Golf Resort.
  • Super Selector
  • J K Tyre beat Amway

Indians top in Ceat Rating
New Delhi, November 11
Four Indians occupy the top four slots in the Ceat Cricket Rating points table. Rahul Dravid maintains his position at the top with 65 points. Dravid, Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag have been joined in the top five by Sachin Tendulkar, whose knock of 176 in the Kolkata Test against the West Indies, yielded ten points.

Harender stars for Pen Business


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