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MRP row set to snowball
Gurgaon, November 14
After the Gurgaon Industrial Association and the Haryana Beopar Mandal, it is now the Haryana Pradesh Vyapar Mandal that has criticised the state government for imposing sales tax on the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of about 60 consumer items.

DU protestors ring the Ring Road
New Delhi, November 14
Around 350 slogan shouting Delhi University students descended on the Ring Road (near Khalsa College on the North campus) and did not let a single commuter pass for almost two hours.
And the twain met And the twain met: Glamour queens of NSUI and ABVP did not allow a single commuter to cross the Ring Road on Thursday. Those who attempted to steer through the bastion of protestors were handed a severe punishment: the tyres of their vehicles were deflated. — Tribune Photo

Gateway to future
Gateway to future: Schoolchildren at a special Children’s Day programme at Chhatarsal Stadium. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Magistrate’s car stolen
Sonepat, November 14
The car of a Judicial Magistrate, Mr R K Mehta, was allegedly stolen from Ashok Nagar, a thickly populated area of the city, last evening. It is stated that Mr Mehta along with other family members went to the area to purchase some domestic articles. He parked the car outside the bazaar and went inside a shop.

A ‘people’s movement’ without govt, NGO backing
Panipat, November 14
Even as the NGOs rake in millions in the name of fighting social evils, the anti-dowry campaign of the Rawal Gotra of the district has turned into a “people’s movement” in the whole of Haryana, without government or NGO support. With another village—Kohand in Karnal district— joining the anti-dowry bandwagon on November 10, the ambitious campaign, which made a modest beginning in Bapoli village a few months back, has picked up momentum.

Plaint of victim’s father against DCP
New Delhi, November 14
Chandra Bhan Singh has appealed to Lt-Governor of Delhi Vijai Kapoor, the National Human Rights Commission, the Central Vigilance Commission and the Home Minister not to give sensitive posting to Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoj Kumar Lall, as he was allegedly involved in the fake encounter in January this year in which his son died. A CBI inquiry is being conducted in the case at present.

The mountaineer who meditates with his boots on
New Delhi, November 14
There is perhaps not a single adjective that can best describe a man who has looked death in the face not once, but 17 times, spent a harrowing 65 hours at a height of more than 27,000 feet without oxygen and led teams to the tallest and the most challenging peaks.

MDU students get ‘mercy chance’
Rohtak, November 14
The Maharshi Dayanand University has decided to grant a ‘mercy chance’ to those students who could not clear their compartment papers within the stipulated chances.


No funds for drought relief, enough for foreign jaunts: Cong
Sonepat, November 14
Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former Haryana minister and a spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), today criticised the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for going on a foreign tour in spite of the financial crisis in the state.

Old Sonepat gets only a trickle
Sonepat, November 14
Lack of control over the tubewell drivers at the main waterworks in Murthal and the boosting stations in this city as well as over the keymen by officials of the Public Health Department have adversely affected water supply in the city, especially in Ram Bazar, Mohalla Kalan, Mohalla Kot, Ganj Bazar and Mahabir Colony.

IOC dithering on job offer to villagers
Faridabad, November 14
Over 340 residents of Asavati village of Ballabgarh subdivision are keeping their awaiting jobs in the plant of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for the past several years. The residents, who are sitting on dharna outside the plant, have alleged that the company officials had failed to comply with the their obligation to provide employment to the persons whose land was acquired.

Plea for national homage to Rezangla martyrs
Rewari, November 14
The Rezangla Shaurya Samiti has given representations to Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Vice-President of India and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, as well as Mr Manohar Joshi, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, making a forceful plea for paying national homage in the inaugural proceedings of the winter session of Parliament, beginning on November 18, to the 114 Ahir jawans of the Charlie Company of the 13th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment.

Chemists’ stir against ST on MRP tomorrow
Sonepat, November 14
The Haryana State Chemists and Druggists Association today announced its decision to observe one-day token strike on November 16 in the state to register its protest against the decision of the state government to impose sales tax on the maximum retail price (MRP) on medicines and other products, including electrical appliances, batteries, shaving blades and razers, cosmetic items, computer parts and electronic goods, including washing machines, refrigerators, TV sets etc.
  • Youth shot at
  • Fire in luggage coach

Bhogal calls for Amarinder’s resignation
New Delhi, November 14
Mr Kuldip Singh Bhogal, general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), here today demanded the resignation of the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, following the victory of the Badal group in the SGPC elections.


Kin nabbed for woman’s murder
Ghaziabad, November 14
The Vijay Nagar police have arrested four persons on the charge of murdering a woman last night. Her nephew is one of the accused. Vimla, a resident of Behrampur village in Gautam Budh Nagar, was shot dead near Chipyana Gate. Her nephew, Ashok, a resident of Rakesh Marg, has been arrested.

‘Friendship’ club in Janak Puri busted
New Delhi, November 14
With the arrest of an alleged call girl and owner of a friendship club, the West district police of Delhi today claimed to have busted a racket of prostitution run under the garb of a friendship club in Janak Puri.

Fake currency racket busted in Noida
Noida, November 14
The special operation group of Noida police has smashed an inter-state gang of criminals who have reportedly flooded fake currency notes in Delhi and Noida in a big way.


Coke comes with a steaming cuppa
New Delhi, November 14
The first cups of Coca-Cola’s ‘affordability, availability and quality’ hit the market today at the ITPO Trade Fair 2002. With ‘Georgia’ — the latest offering from Coca-Cola — the company has fanned into the hot beverages segment.

Delhi Pavilion plays host to Asian cities
New Delhi, November 14
Perhaps one of the few cosmopolitan pavilions in the India International Trade Fair 2002, the Delhi Pavilion is playing host to nearly a dozen Asian cities for showcasing a diverse range of industrial products as part of the Asian Network of Major Cities. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the Delhi Pavilion this afternoon. This is the first time so many Asian cities have come together to, as the Government of NCT of Delhi’s spokesperson put it, showcase the achievements of half of the world’s population that lives in them.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Deep Chand Bandhu outside the Delhi Pavilion at Pragati Maidan on Thursday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Deep Chand Bandhu outside the Delhi Pavilion at Pragati Maidan

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Gift of healthcare on Children’s Day
New Delhi, November 14
Rotary International and 15 other non-government organisations (NGOs) have been selected for the Government of NCT of Delhi’s School Health Scheme. “This is our gift to children on Children’s Day,” Health Minister A. K. Walia remarked after inaugurating the scheme today in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Dilshad Garden, in East Delhi.

Multi-specialty medical camp on Nov 24
New Delhi, November 14
The Harsh Vardhan Motiwala Memorial Charitable Trust (HVMM) is organising its 11th multi-specialty programme on November 24. The NADS (National Pediatric Centre) will provide free medical facilities to people who register themselves between 8.30 and 10.30 in the morning.


Haryana boxers dominate 
New Delhi, November 14
Haryana boxers dominated the ring on day three of the first All-India Banarsidas Chandiwala-Sports Authority of India Junior Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium on Thursday.

Anuj powers Khalsa to win
Anuj Bhardwaj
New Delhi, November 14
A rapid-fire knock of 95, off 60 balls with eight fours and seven sixes, by Anuj Bhardwaj and devastating bowling of 5 for 35 by Amardeep Oberoi helped S S Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Lajpat Nagar beat Cambridge Foundation School, Srinivaspuri by 21 runs and entered the semi-final of the sixth Sardar Harbans Singh Sistani Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa school ground.
  • Dakshcom win
  • Nischal stars

Prabhjeet shines for Super Star 
New Delhi, November 14
A stroke-filled century knock by Prabhjeet Singh (100, 11x4, 4x6) and his two for 46 wicket haul helped Super Star Club beat Vipul Sarees by two wickets in a DDCA League match at the Kotla No 2 ground.
  • Orient Craft beat Efunds
  • Varun in semis

NE Sector win
New Delhi, November 14
North-eastern Sector of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) defeated Northern Sector 6-2,6-2 and emerged champions in the doubles of the 12th CRPF Inter-Sector Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the Special Duty Group court at Old JNU campus. 

  • Karan Harit named stand-by

Dena Bank move up in M.S.Trophy
New Delhi, November 14
An unbeaten knock of 36 by Sanjay Sharma with five fours helped Dena Bank defeat DSI by five wickets and entered the second round of the M S Trophy Cricket Tournament, organised by the K N Colts Club, at Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar. Sanjay Sharma was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Chief guest V P Sharma inaugurating the M S Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground.
Chief guest V P Sharma inaugurating the M S Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground


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