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Suicide at 22, for no rhyme or reason
Ghaziabad, November 17
“We had always fulfilled all her desires and demands. She never had a cause for grievance or complaint. When Neha talked to her mother Uma on phone on Friday, she had asked us both to come to her institute on Sunday. We never even could dream that she was inviting us to come to take her dead body”, said the grief-stricken father Promod, whose daughter committed suicide in her hostel room on the IMM campus in Ghaziabad yesterday.

Knock, knock, the Metro instructor is here
New Delhi, November 17
Are Delhiites savvy enough to commute by Metro rail? Do Delhiites have the etiquette of travelling by a Metro? Maybe not, feel the bosses at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).



The weekend crowd at the China pavilion which is participating for the first time in the India International Trade Fair 2002 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital.
The weekend crowd at the China pavilion which is participating for the first time in the India International Trade Fair 2002 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Bid to rob families of their flats
Gurgaon, November 17
Think twice before purchasing a flat in Gurgaon. Your image of Gurgaon being an oasis of peace may prove illusory. There are occasions when someone may grab your flat by forging documents and even threaten to liquidate you.

Traders up the ante on MRP surcharge
Rohtak, November 17
The Haryana Beopar Mandal has decided to launch an agitation to demand the withdrawal of the sales tax imposed on the maximum retail price (MRP) by the government. The tax has been imposed on 60 consumer items and is in force since November 1.

No arrests yet in MAMC assault case
New Delhi, November 17
Two days after the alleged criminal assault on a third year medical student of the Maulana Azad Medical College in broad daylight by three persons, the police are yet to make any arrests in the case and maintained that the search is on to nab the suspects.

Chemists violate bandh call, provide life-saving drugs
Sonepat, November 17
Despite the statewide bandh organised yesterday by the Haryana State Chemists and Druggists Association to register its protest against the levying of 10 per cent sales tax on the MRP by the state government, chemists here saved the lives of two patients, including a pregnant woman, by opening their shops and selling life saving drugs to the families of these patients.

Sugarcane growers’ agitation snowballs
Ghaziabad, November 17
With the Uttar Pradesh government hardening its stand vis-à-vis agitating sugarcane growers in Western UP, the patience of the farmers seems to be running out. The Bhartiya Kisan Union has put the government on notice, warning that the crackdown on farmers could create a serious law and order problem.

Sugarcane farmers’ stir spreads to Bulandshahr
Noida, November 17
After Bijnore, Meerut and Saharanpur, the agitation of UP sugarcane farmers has spread to Bulandshahr district. The farmers’ stand seems to have become rigid after the state government decided to suppress their stir with an iron hand.


PCC member quits, joins HVP
Rohtak, November 17
The Congress in Haryana got a jolt today when Mr Yoginder Singh Dahiya, member, Pradesh Congress Committee, quit the party and joined the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) along with two dozen prominent Congress workers of Rohtak and Sonepat districts. Mr Dahiya was, incidentally, a member of the Congress disciplinary committee.

No-trust move against Zila Parishad chief
Rohtak, November 17
Charging the Chairman, Zila Parishad (ZP) with committing various irregularities during his nearly three-year tenure, nine out of 13 members of the parishad have submitted affidavits to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, expressing lack of confidence in the Chairman. They requested the Deputy Commissioner to convene a meeting of the parishad to put forward no-confidence motion.

Close shave for passengers as buses collide 
Sonepat, November 17
All passengers travelling in two Haryana Roadways buses escaped unhurt when they collided on the GT Road near Larsauli village, about 12 km from here, last evening.

Co-operative Societies Bill to be tabled
New Delhi, November 17
The Co-operative Societies Bill would be introduced in the Budget session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The Bill endeavours to simplify the procedure and lessen the administrative interference in the functioning of societies. Development Minister Haroon Yusuf yesterday said that the Bill when enacted would go a long way toward strengthening the co-operative movement.

Illegal workshops throw traffic out of gear
Sonepat, November 17
Makeshift workshops and parking encroachments on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh, Sonepat-Gohana, Sonepat-Rohtak roads, especially on the telephone exchange and the railway roads, have caused serious traffic hazards on these busy roads in the city.

Employees sore over disinvestment policy
Faridabad, November 17
Undercurrents of opposition and resentment are quite visible among various employees’ organisations and industrial workers over the policies of disinvestment, liberalisation, privatisation and economic policies of the government. Some of the prominent organisations have decided to carry on their agitation programme.

One killed, nine hurt in head-on collision
Noida, November 17
One person was killed and nine others injured when a Tata Sumo collided head on with a Santro car near the bridge crossing on Saturday night. Soon after the accident, another car the hit Santro and sped away.

  • Murderous assault
  • Eight-yr-old dies

Phase 2 of Pulse Polio ends
New Delhi, November 17
Phase two of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme concluded on Sunday. Health Minister A. K. Walia told mediapersons 7,000 Polio Kendras (centres) were set up in the NCT of Delhi.

  • Martyrdom day of Lajpat Rai observed



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Legal aid cell set up for children
he Delhi legal Services and Montford School, Ashok Vihar, have set up a child welfare and legal aid cell for the children. The cell was set up on the occasion of Children’s Day. Justice Devender Gupta, Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, inaugurated the centre.

Success is doing what you enjoy
hen I sat down to write my talk I thought why am I needed to speak to the children about stress management for I know of no other generation who takes away so much of my mental stress. When I come to school, a very special boy comes running and with a little shy smile wishes me good morning. His enthusiasm makes me forget my problems. A smile is a big stress reliever.

A merry-go-round of fetes in schools on Children’s Day
Faridabad, November 17
Children Day was celebrated in various schools in a kaleidoscopic manner. An Inter-School Competition was held for three days (November 14 to 16) at Modern Vidya Niketan (MVN), Aravali Hills.



Haryana annex boxing title
New Delhi, November 17
Haryana won the team championship collecting 41 points in the first All-India Junior Boxing Championship, which concluded at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium. Services Sports Control Board finished second with 37 points while Punjab took the third place with 20 points. Delhi were fourth with 12 points while Himachal Pradesh took the fifth position. Vijender Singh of Haryana won the best boxer award while Nadeem Khan of Uttaranchal was declared the best loser.

EIL trounce Rajani Gandha
New Delhi, November 17
Engineers India Ltd (EIL) trounced Rajani Gandha Club by 91 runs in a DDCA A-I Division League match at the Yamuna Sports Complex ‘A’ ground.

Radhey shines
New Delhi, November 17
Radhey Shyam Gupta hit a crackling 82, studded with eleven fours and two sixes, to help Delhi Blues Club beat K N Colts by 52 runs and entered the quarter-final of the Triveni Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament for the M S Trophy at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar.

  • Dhampur Cup Cricket

  • Delhi Roller Skating

Noida College retain judo titles
New Delhi, November 17
Hosts Noida College of Physical Education (NCPE), Noida, retained both the men’s and women’s team titles in the Chaudhry Charan Singh Judo Championship in Meerut.

AIFF invites five Delhi players
New Delhi, November 17
The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) has invited five Delhi players for selection-trials-cum-camp for the under-14 team, slated to participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Festival Football to be held in Kathmandu (Nepal).

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