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HC gives an earful to Delhi Police
New Delhi, November 26
Taking a serious note of the recent incidents of crime against women in the Capital, the Delhi High Court today pulled up the police for the deteriorating law and order situation, saying that these incidents have given an indication that women do not feel secure when venturing out in the city.

Floors of Munirka Bazar shopping complex gutted
Smoke billowing out of the office-cum-shopping complexNew Delhi, November 26
Panic gripped the residents of Munirka Bazar as loud explosions rent the morning air after a fire destroyed two floors of a shopping-cum-office complex.
Smoke billowing out of the office-cum-shopping complex that caught fire in Munirka Bazar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo



Jams all over: The unfairness of the fair
New Delhi, November 26
The unprecedented rush at the International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan and the rally by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at Ram Lila Grounds today threw the traffic in the area into a state of disarray resulting in long queues at ITO, Daryaganj, the Red Fort and Tilak Marg.

Nursing homes to come under scanner
New Delhi, November 26
The Department of Health of the Government of NCT of Delhi wants to tighten the screws on errant nursing homes. Besides introducing an Amendment Bill in the Delhi Legislative Assembly to make registration of nursing homes more stringent, the department plans to strictly enforce the minimum standards of health care and infrastructure.

Abandoned Jubilians to knock at politicians’ doors
New Delhi, November 26
The residents of the Jubilee Hall hostel have decided to approach political leaders such as Laloo Prasad Yadav and Vice-President Bhairon Singh Sekhawat to “look into the matters” and assist them in making the university authorities accept their demands.

Man shot dead, robbed of Rs 2.65 lakh
Noida, November 26
Robbers shot dead a man, who was returning home after selling his land, and decamped with Rs 2.65 lakh he was carrying in Greater Noida area last evening. His driver was seriously injured in the incident. The criminals escaped in a Santro car.

15 students hurt as buses collide
New Delhi, November 26
Fifteen students of Delhi Public School, Vasant Vihar, were injured when two buses of the school collided at the traffic lights at Rao Tula Ram Marg on Ring Road this afternoon.



Sheila for a Dalit academy in Delhi
New Delhi, November 26
The national Capital could see a Dalit academy on the lines of the Sahitya Kala Academy and Academies of Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi. The Delhi Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, made the declaration on Tuesday in her inaugural address to the two-day 18th National Conference of Dalit Writers.

First Dyal Singh Majithia Memorial Lecture on Nov 29
New Delhi, November 26
Dyal Singh College, Delhi University is organising the inaugural Dyal Singh Majithia Memorial Lecture to commemorate the endeavours of its founder at 11.30 am on November 29 on the college campus at Lodhi Road.

It’s a free-for-all for vehicles
Faridabad, November 26
Movement on several main roads in the town has become quite risky due to over-speeding by vehicles. Accidents have become common and incidents of death or injury caused by rash driving has become a daily occurrence.

Chautala lays stone of substation at Khanpur Kalan
Sonepat, November 26
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala laid the foundation stone of a 33 kv power substation at Khanpur Kalan village, about 30 km from here, last evening. 

Crushing season begins at sugar mill
Sonepat, November 26
Mr Ajay Chautala, MP and the president of Yuva Indian National Lok Dal, inaugurated the new crushing season of Chaudhary Devi Lal Cooperative Sugar Mill at Ahulana village, about 50 km from here, yesterday.

Rohtak depot earns more revenue
Rohtak, November 26
The Rohtak depot of Haryana Roadways has earned a revenue of Rs 1.60 crore during October, an increase of Rs 17.72 lakh over the income during the corresponding period last year.

The crowd at Punjab Pavilion
The crowd at Punjab Pavilion on the occasion of Punjab Day in Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo

Crime graph down in Delhi
New Delhi, November 26
The crime rate in the national Capital has come down by 9.2 per cent from January one to November 15 this year as compared to the corresponding period of previous year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Rotational load-shedding today in the Capital
New Delhi, November 26
North Delhi Power Limited today announced rotational load-shedding on Wednesday, November 27, due to maintenance work at the 33 KV Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar Grid Station (1000 hrs to 1700 hrs) and Azadpur Grid Station (1100 hrs to 1500 hrs).

Motorcyclist killed as RTV hits car
New Delhi, November 26
One person was killed and a senior official of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was among five persons seriously injured in an accident in Vasant Vihar this morning.


Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, inaugurated ambulance and hearse services on the premises of the Vidhan Sabha
Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, inaugurated ambulance and hearse services on the premises of the Vidhan Sabha, Old Secretariat in the Capital on Tuesday. Two ambulances and an equal number of hearse vans were provided to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal by the Lok Kalyan Samiti, Delhi Government.

Hundreds of passengers cool their heels for hours
Sonepat, November 26
Hundreds of passengers, including school teachers and students, remained stranded for more than an hour yesterday following the delay of 1 DPM, a passenger train bound for Panipat.

Hurt in clash, man succumbs to injuries
Sonepat, November 26
Mr Rajinder Singh, a resident of Shekhpura village, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital here last evening. According to a report, at least 12 persons including Mr Rajinder Singh and two women had been injured in the clash between two rival groups that took place in the village last week. 

Drug addict cop charred to death
New Delhi

A constable of the Special Nagaland Armed Police was reportedly charred to death after his clothes caught fire in New Police Lines of the Delhi Police at Kingsway Camp last evening. He was identified as Tokyo Somi. His body was handed over to the Nagaland Police authorities in Delhi, the police said.



Girl smothered to death by stepfather
New Delhi, November 26
Aasha (4) was reportedly smothered to death by her stepfather, Harish, on Sunday evening. The suspect has been arrested. The suspect had buried the victim after committing the murder near his house in Anand Vihar area in East district.

Youths gag owner, loot shop
Sonepat, November 26
Four unidentified armed youths reportedly forced their way into an electronic shop in Gohana town, about 35 km from here, muzzled its owner and his two associates at pistol-point and looted Rs 60,000 and other goods worth several lakhs of rupees last night.



Schoolgirls take to self-defence
New Delhi, November 26
A 21-day self-defence technique workshop for girl students, which was conducted by the West district police in association with the Forum for Social Justice, came to an end on November 25 with the schoolgirls displaying spectacular performance after the completion of the training.



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LIC rout Alpine Club
New Delhi, November 26
Life Insurance Corporation defeated Alpine Club by six wickets in a B Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Bhai Joga Singh girls win in volleyball
New Delhi, November 26
Bhai Joga Singh school decimated Bloom Public School 25-1, 25-5, 25-6 in a girls match of the sixth Salwan Inter-School Volleyball Tournament at the Salwan School court in Delhi.

Coca-Cola move up in Luminous Cup
New Delhi, November 26
Coca-Cola defeated FCS Software Ltd by 43 runs in the inaugural match of the first Luminous Cup Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex.

Ganga School in semis
New Delhi, November 26
Ganga School, helped by searing bowling spells by Viram Singh (3 for 18) and Sagar (2 for 11), beat Sachdeva Public School, Rohini by nine wickets and entered the semi-final of the second Ganga School Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground.

Ajay scores hattrick
New Delhi, November 26

Ajay Kumar Singh scored four goals, including a hattrick, to star in UP Sports Hostel, Lucknow’s thumping 11-0 victory against Sh. Gattu Vidhyalaya, Gujarat in a Group III league match of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday.

Sahal Stud win
New Delhi, November 26

Royal Kashmir-Sahal Stud beat Kinnarps by 11 goals to seven and McDowells’s Signature beat IMA-Thunderbolt by 10 goals to seven in the Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Cup Polo Tournament (14 goals) at the Jaipur Polo ground on Tuesday.


MCD officers nominated to provide information
New Delhi, November 26
The Government of NCT of Delhi has nominated senior officers of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to provide information under the Delhi Right to Information Act. Additional Commissioner (slum and JJ) has been nominated to the matters pertaining to Slum and JJ Department.

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