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Youths detained, interrogated
New Delhi, November 19
The police today claimed to have detained at least half a dozen youths and were interrogating them to find out the identity of the suspect who had allegedly criminally assaulted a fourth year medical student of the Maulana Azad Medical college on Friday.

Family of four missing for one month
Ghaziabad, November 19
The relatives of Girdhari Lal Maheshwari, son of Mukut Bihari Maheshwari of Mathura, are worried that Girdhari Lal, his wife Sangeeta and their two small sons, who all are missing for the last one month, may have become victims of some crime. The Muzzaffarnagar Police, having registered a missing report, seem to have closed the file.

MCD chief defends parking tax proposal
New Delhi, November 19
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, today sought to clear some of the apprehensions over the proposed tax to be imposed on vehicles using municipal land for parking.



A devotee takes a dip with his son in the sarovar at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib
A devotee takes a dip with his son in the sarovar at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photos Mukesh Aggarwal

A congregation was held today on the occasion of Gurpurab at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. Thousands of devotees had gathered to celebrate the occasion. The DSGMC President, S Paramjit Singh Sarna, Secretary General Bhajan Singh Walia, Senior Vice-President Shamsher Singh Sandhu, Vice-President Gurcharan Singh Gatka and Chairman –Purchase Committee Jathedar Baldev Singh Rani Bagh, Surjit Singh of Chandni Chowk and Vikramjit Singh Sahni, Chairman of the Delhi Sikh Education Council, along with other prominent members, were present on the occasion. Mr Sarna and Dr Balkar Singh, a prominent scholar, underscored the need to follow the teachings of the Guru. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was presented with a siropa by Bhajan Singh Walia and Shamsher Singh Sandhu. Senior members of the Muslim Jamat-e-Jalami Hind also joined the gathering to pay their respects to Guru Nanak Dev. The Shiromani Gurdwara Sewadar Committee’s working committee, which met here today under the leadership of President Tehal Singh Taneja, urged the government to bring all Sikh gurdwaras under the management of the SGPC. They also called for a nationwide election.

1400 confidential files missing
Meerut, November 19
More than 1400 confidential official files are said to be missing at the district police office. Senior police officials are tight-lipped, but admit that they have failed to locate the files despite several rounds of search operations.

WWE superstar in the Capital on Tuesday.
SUPERNOVA: WWE superstar in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune Photo

Cops paper over crime figures. It’s elementary!
Sonepat, November 19
How do the police conceal and minimise crime, change murder into suicide, dacoity and robbery into burglary, and burglary into theft? What specific methods do they employ? And how do they get away with it, after all?

What is eating you? ‘Poisonous’ meal!
Meerut, November 19
Issuing licence to the hotels and restaurants blindly proved dear to the city Health Officer, Dr Prem Singh, when he fell ill after having ‘poisonous’ meal in a restaurant. The city Health Officer became a victim of diarrhoea. A hotel at the boundary road offered contaminated ‘dal’. Dr Singh vomited after eating the meal and had to be hospitalised.


Bangla Sahib Gurdwara that was illuminated on the occasion of Gurpurab on Tuesday.
Bangla Sahib Gurdwara that was illuminated on the occasion of Gurpurab on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

General secretary of the SAD (Badal) Kuldip Singh Bhogal presenting a siropa to Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi on Gurpurab.
General secretary of the SAD (Badal) Kuldip Singh Bhogal presenting a siropa to Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi on Gurpurab.

President of the National Akali Dal Paramjit Singh Pamma presenting a photograph of Nankana Sahib to Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor.
President of the National Akali Dal Paramjit Singh Pamma presenting a photograph of Nankana Sahib to Lt-Governor Vijai Kapoor.

Welfare plan for Tibetan refugees
Faridabad, November 19
The ‘Bhartiya Yuva Shakti Trust’, an enterprise of the Faridabad Small Industries Association (FSIA), has decided to launch a special scheme to train Tibetan refugee youths with a view to making them economically independent.

Extortion cases
Lawyers’ Mahapanchayat gives 10 days to SP 
Sonepat, November 19
Lawyers from all over the state attending the Mahapanchayat held here on Monday, on the threats given to some lawyers by the anti-social elements, criticised the role of the police in arresting the culprits involved in the cases.

Congress recalls services of Indira Gandhi
New Delhi, November 19
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) recalled the contributions of Indira Gandhi on the occasion of the 85th birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister. The party’s rank and file gathered at the party headquarters to offer floral tributes to her.

Parties flay ST on MRP
Rohtak, November 19
Various political and social organisations have severely criticised the state government for imposing sales tax on the MRP of 60 items and its decision to set up casinos.

Sewadar falls to death
Two deaths were reported in the city today. In the first incident, Kuldip Singh, a sewadar at a gurdwara in the 8 Marla Colony fell to death on the gurdwara premises.

12 hurt in group clash
Sonepat, November 19
At least 12 persons, including two women, were injured in a clash between two groups at Shekhpura village, about 20 km from here, last evening. According to a report, the condition of two injured persons is stated to be serious and one of them has been referred to a hospital in Delhi.

  • DC nabs gambler
  • Devotees take dip
  • Four vehicles stolen
  • Two quacks held
  • Magazine anniversary

New telecom exchange opened in Paharganj
New Delhi, November 19
Local MP and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Vijay Goel inaugurated a 12,000-line new telephone exchange at Paharganj, which has been commissioned at the cost of Rs 12 crore. It provides number of state-of-the-art facilities for the subscribers.

  • Walk for health organised
  • Health Centre opened




Two youths fire at businessman, rob car
New Delhi, November 19
Two car-borne youths, armed with a pistol, robbed the car of a businessman in Kalkaji in South district last evening.

  • B’Desh nationals with terrorist links nabbed

Four killed in accidents
Sonepat, November 19
Four persons, including two hawkers of newspapers, were killed in different road accidents reported from the National Highway No. 1 and the Sonepat-Meerut inter-state road on Monday.

500 gm heroin seized from gangster
Noida, November 19
The Special Operations Group along with a few cops of Sector 24 police station have arrested one person, Aaftab, and seized 500 gm of heroin worth Rs 5 lakh last night.

Patwari held while taking bribe
Panipat, November 19
The Haryana Vigilance Department today arrested a patwari, Shakti Singh, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from some residents of Gagana village at Sanoli Khurd in the district.

Two killed as bus hits auto
Rohtak, November 19
Two persons were killed on the spot and five others injured when an autorickshaw carrying them was hit by a speeding Haryana Roadways bus approaching from opposite direction near Dobh village on the Rohtak-Bhiwani road this afternoon.

  • ‘Drought relief insufficient’


SARAS stalls with rural handicrafts a big draw 
New Delhi, November 19
SARAS 2002, the single largest national pavilion at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2002, with over 450 stalls of rural handicrafts and artifacts has been witnessing an overwhelming response from the visitors who are keen to buy intricate rural crafts and designs.


Election fever grips teaching community
New Delhi, November 19
After the completion of political wrangling among the students in the form of Delhi University Students Union elections, it is the turn of the teachers to go to polls.

Board exam fears grip students
New Delhi, November 19
With the class 10 board exams just a few months away, anxiety levels are already soaring. Expectations coupled with fierce competition make students have sleepless nights.



Story the soul of a good film: Boney Kapoor
Noida, November 19
Well-known film producer Boney Kapoor said that advanced technology alone could not ensure the success of a film. Story line has always been basic and is still the backbone of a good film. The latest example was the success of ‘Lagaan’ which, among other things, had a good story.A shimmery dress from the ‘To The Moon and Back’ collection, showcased at NIFT.

Hippies, gypsies — all part of fashion frat
IFT organised a fashion show, Fashion Forever 2002, last week. The show was held in the amphitheatre with the stage painted with bands in shades of yellow and blue.

A shimmery dress from the ‘To The Moon and Back’ collection, showcased at NIFT.

  • Carving beauty from wood

  • Oscars of apparel industry

  • Colourant for crowning glory



Dena Bank down Malviya in M S Trophy
New Delhi, November 19
Pradeep Gupta’s deadly bowling of 5 for 29 and Vishal Sharma’s debonair batting helped Dena Bank beat Malviya Club by six wickets and enter the quarter-final of the seventh M S Trophy Triveni Devi Srivastava Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar.

  • New cricket academy

  • Eventus Cup Cricket

Malviya Cricket Club in semis
New Delhi, November 19
Malviya Cricket Club, Delhi, entered the semi-final of the Hong Kong 1st International Cricket Sixes Tournament beating Hong Kong Cricket Club by 24 runs, played at the Hong Kong Cricket ground, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

  • Tata Steel Golf from Dec 4

Amit Sharma stars in Phadkar Cricket
New Delhi, November 19
A dashing knock of 26, which contained two boundaries, by Amit Sharma was the highlight of Standard Chartered Bank’s 62-run victory against Delphi India in the 6th D. G. Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground. Amit Sharma was adjudged the man of the match.

Abhay Singh ChautalaHaryana to host National Volleyball
New Delhi, November 19
Haryana Olympic Association president Abhay Singh Chautala, who is also the vice-president of the Indian Olympic Association, said on Tuesday that the National Volleyball Championships for men and women, to be held in Chautala village of Sirsa district (Haryana) from November 24 to December 1 will be of “Asiad standard”.

RVC annex Cariappa Cup
New Delhi, November 19
Remount and Veterinary College (RVC) beat Bodyguards by seven goals to six and a half to annex the Field Marshal Cariappa Cup (two-goal) Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo Ground.

Gautam Sharma helps Syndicate Bank win
New Delhi, November 19
Gautam Sharma played a dashing all-round game to help Syndicate Bank beat Indo Club by five wickets in a B Division match of the DDCA League at the Kotla No 2 ground. The Bankmen collected eight points.

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