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Govt, BJP wash Metro linen in Assembly
New Delhi, November 25
The first day of Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Winter Session saw the Congress and the BJP trading charges over the power supply to Delhi Metro.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit addressing the newspersons on the first day of Vidhan Sabha Winter Session in the Capital on Monday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Free from encroachment, Rohtak to 
break new ground
Rohtak, November 25
Rohtak district will achieve the distinction of being the first district in the state to be absolutely free from encroachment within the next five months.


Hoteliers game for casinos
Gurgaon, November 25
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI), along with its state unit today came out in support of the pro-casino policy of the government, saying that it was not only a ‘novel’ but also a ‘bold’ idea. The support from hoteliers will undoubtedly come as a morale-booster for the state government, which has come in for criticism from various quarters for its decision to open casinos.

Lovelorn minor girl ends life 
Ghaziabad, November 25
A minor girl, who was refused permission to marry her boy friend, ended it all by sprinkling kerosene on her and setting herself aflame. The family of the deceased and the residents created a furore at the police post when cops refused to register an FIR against the youth.

Shrines come under heavy security blanket 
New Delhi, November 25
In the wake of terrorist attack in Jammu last night, the Delhi Police have taken various measures to provide security in the Capital’s shrines to avert such attacks. In Delhi, thick security has been thrown around religious sites like Kalkaji, Sai Baba and Iskcon temples and Chhattarpur temple complex in South district, Laxminarayan (Birla temple), Hanuman and Jhandewalan temples in Central Delhi and Santoshi Mata temple in the West district, said Joint Commissioner of Police (South) Satish Chandra.
Armed police personnel posted at Birla Mandir in the Capital following the terrorist attack
Armed police personnel posted at Birla Mandir in the Capital following the terrorist attack on Raghunath Temple in Jammu. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


More power bill collection centres sought
Sonepat, November 25
Representatives of various organisations, including the Sonepat Residents’ Welfare Association and the Sonepat Citizens Forum, today criticised the authorities of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) for not setting up more collection centres for the recovery of electricity bills in this city and elsewhere in the district. 

Poor canal water supply hits Gohana farmers hard
Sonepat, November 25
The maintenance of canals and distributaries continues to remain a problem despite heavy expenditure incurred on them in Gohana sub-division of the district. According to a report, although the state government has spent lakhs of rupees on Gohana Water Service Division for the cleaning operations of the canals and distributaries, the position has hardly improved as water does not reach the tail-end fields of the farmers.

Shradhanjali Samaroh turns out to be kin’s political statement
Rewari, November 25
The Shradhanjali Samaroh, which was organised at Budhpur village near here yesterday to commemorate the 45th death anniversary of the grand old man of Ahirwal, Rao Mohar Singh, virtually turned out to be a political rally aimed to project Rao Narbir Singh, the grandson of Rao Mohar Singh, as a rising leader of Ahir politics.

SGPC president Kripal Singh Badungar being honoured at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
SGPC president Kripal Singh Badungar being honoured at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in the Capital on Monday.

Official nod to land ‘scandal’ worth crores
Ghaziabad, November 25
Ghaziabad has been rocked by a land scandal in which a large chunk of land worth crores of rupees have been appropriated with the connivance of junior staff in Tehsil headquarters, after getting fictitious documents and orders prepared in the name of a Naib Tehsildar. Many people have also reportedly benefited by pocketing land compensations running into crores of rupees.

Mahendragarh MC chief ousted
Mahendragarh, November 25
After a prolonged struggle opponents of the President of the local municipal council, Mrs Shakuntala Mittal, today ousted her from the post by successfully piloting a no-confidence motion against her.

Six AIIMS doctors accused of negligence 
New Delhi, November 25
According to the HIV sentinel surveillance 2002, till September 30, 2002, 713 AIDS cases were reported in the national Capital, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Mr A. Raja, in a written reply said the prevalence of HIV in adult population (15-49 years) in the country was 0.8 per cent, the Rajya Sabha was told today.

Rs 10.33 crore sanctioned for road repair
Ghaziabad, November 25
Villages in Uttar Pradesh with a population of one thousand or more will be selected for construction of roads under the Prime Minister’s Rozgar (Employment) Yojna, said the UP Revenue Minister, Mr Ravi Gautam. 

SAD (B) flays attack on temple
New Delhi, November 25
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has condemned the attack on the Raghunath Temple in Jammu. President of the Delhi unit, Jathedar Kuldip Singh Bhogal has expressed sympathy for the kin of the victims and said that the government had to take stern measures to check such instances.

A samrat’s magical journey
An accomplished magician, capable of performing some of the most spine-chilling and awesome feats on stage, Samrat Shankar was born in a nondescript village in Sirsa district of Haryana in 1950. Lured by magic quite early in life, he started practising it from the age of 12 and has honed his talents as a disciple of some of the greatest magicians of the world, including our own legendary B.N.Sarkar.
Samrat Shankar: King of abracadabra.
Samrat Shankar

HUJ chief elected
r Vipin Sharma, who writes for ‘The Tribune’, was unanimously elected as the president of the district unit of the Haryana Union of Journalists (HUJ) in the annual election held here on Sunday.

Driver killed as truck overturns
Jhajjar, November 25
The driver of a truck was killed, while his cleaner was injured seriously when their vehicle overturned near Asaudha on National Highway 10 here on Sunday evening. According to information, four persons were travelling in the truck, which was loaded with empty LPG cylinders.
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  • Housewife commits suicide
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  • Car robbed

Martyr’s statue unveiled
Narnaul, November 25
The life-size statue of martyr Lance Nayak Nitya Nand was unveiled by Sudha Yadav, member of Parliament, at his native village Koria, about 8 km from here yesterday.

Pragati Maidan to get facelift
New Delhi, November 25
To give a state-of-the-art look and comfort, India Trade Promotion organisation (ITPO) is all set to give a facelift to its fair ground in Pragati Maidan.


Duo attacked, car snatched
Sonepat, November 25
Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Fazilpur village, and his car driver, Satbir, were injured seriously when they were attacked with iron rods by about a dozen persons at Gita Bhawan (city) chowk here late last evening. The assailants managed to escape with the car immediately after the incident.

Snatching case solved with arrest of three
New Delhi, November 25
With the arrest of three persons the West district police today claimed to have solved a case of snatching. A gold chain of Ms Krishna was snatched on November 23 near UCO bank, Dabwali Mandi, when she was returning home after attending a wedding.


Teachers’ union condemns Haryana Government
Rohtak, November 25
The Haryana College Teachers’ Union has condemned the state government for ‘flouting’ the norms of the University Grants Commission. In a statement here today, zonal president of the union alleged that the Education Ministry in Haryana had been selectively picking up the provisions which suited the officials and avoided the basics of the recommendations, thereby making a mockery of the directions of the UGC.


‘You don’t have to live with an artificial joint’
New Delhi, November 25
Dr R.S. Vashishta, Director of Vashishta Clinics and Hospital, an orthosurgical centre for corrective & rehabilitative surgery, has more than a decade of experience in treating difficult orthopaedics deformities.


Top players for Shastri Hockey
New Delhi, November 25
Top players like Dhanraj Pillai, Indian captain Dilip Tirkey, Mukesh Kumar and others will be seen in action in the 13th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament to be held at the Shivaji Stadium from November 27 to December 3.

P&SB Hockey Academy win laurels
New Delhi, November 25
The Punjab and Sind Bank (P and S B) Sub-Junior Hockey Academy have produced outstanding performances during the past few months, and chairman and managing director of P and SB, N S Gujral, termed their feats as “extraordinary”.

The Punjab and Sind Bank Sub-Junior hockey team, who emerged runners-up in the Nehru Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament in Delhi recently.
The Punjab and Sind Bank Sub-Junior hockey team, who emerged runners-up in the Nehru Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament

15 teams for DSA Open Club League
New Delhi, November 25
Defending champions Hindustan and runners-up Indian Nationals will be among the 15 club teams competing for the top honours in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Club Senior Division Football League Championship, to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru North ground, from December 2.

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PBL beat NIIT in Corporate Cup
New Delhi, November 25
Fine batting performances by Nitin Puniya (40) and Abdul Sattar (37) helped PBL beat NIIT by 38 runs in the Corporate Cup Cricket Tournament played at the Venkateshwara College ground.

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DAV School beat Bal Bharti in Ganga tourney
New Delhi, November 25
A half century by Hunny Garg (51, 5x4), a strokeful unbeaten 43 by Bhanu and deadly bowling of 3 for 21 by Abhishek Royla enabled DAV Shalimar Bagh beat Bal Bharti School, Pitampura by seven wickets in the Ganga School Under-17 Schools Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground, Hiran Kudna. Garg was adjudged the Man of the Match.

  • Corporate cup

Ram Lal Anand enter quarter-final
New Delhi, November 25
A fierce bowling performance by Yogesh Sachdeva (4 for 16) and a strokeful knock of 49, studded with two sixes and six fours, by Delhi Under-19 player Rajender Bisht, helped Ram Lal Anand (Evening) College beat Kirori Mal College by four wickets to enter the quarter-final of the Delhi University Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Guru Govind Singh College ground, Pitampura.

  • HUDCO beat NDTV

Surprise winners in MRF Formule Mondiale
New Delhi, November 25
Unfancied drivers emerged winners in the MRF Formule Mondiale Championship Indian Karting Cup (IKC) senior and junior events in the finals of the seventh round held at the Hot Drive Karting track, Kolhapur.

SA-Lanka one-dayers on ESPN-Star
New Delhi, November 25
Sri Lanka, after losing the Test series 0-2 to South Africa, are now all set to engage the South Africans in a five-match one-day series starting on November 27 to salvage some of their dented pride. ESPN and Star Sports will beam the series live to Indian homes.


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