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Cop nails gangster, Bollywood-style
New Delhi, November 27
In a daring km-long chase, reminiscent of some of the Bollywood action movies, an alert Delhi Police constable overpowered a member of Sunnu-Nizam gang, desperate bank robbers and known anti-social elements, in Nizamuddin area of South Delhi after a brief encounter which also left two civilians with minor injuries.

Policemen examining the spot where a Delhi Police constable overpowered a gangster after an encounter on the busy Mathura Road in the Capital on Wednesday.
Policemen examining the spot where a Delhi Police constable overpowered a gangster after an encounter on the busy Mathura Road in the Capital on Wednesday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

College girls detained for mahila sammelan
Rohtak, November 27
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee has demanded an inquiry into the alleged detention of students of Government College for Women here by the college administration for nearly two hours for a mahila sammelan. Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, INLD MP and son of the Chief Minister, was the chief guest at the sammelan.


Daler Mehndi at a press conference during the release of a video album for disabled people in the Capital on Wednesday.
Daler Mehndi at a press conference during the release of a video album for disabled people in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune Photo

Child rescued from sewer line after 5 hours
A two-year-old girl, who had fallen into a sewer line yesterday in Habibpur village in Greater Noida, was pulled out after five hours.

Krishna told to appear before cops
New Delhi, November 27
The Delhi high court today rejected the plea for an independent inquiry into the recent Ansal Plaza shootout and quashing of the police notice to Hari Krishna, who claimed that the encounter with the two Pakistani terrorists was stage-managed, and directed him to appear before the Delhi Police tomorrow (Thursday) for recording of his statement.

Jammu Tawi-bound train becomes trade fair shuttle
Sonepat, November 27
A large number of irate students and other commuters held up the Jammu Tawi-bound Jammu Mail by repeatedly pulling the emergency chain between Delhi and Sonepat and delaying it for about 45 minutes last night in protest against their failure to obtain berths in the overcrowded bogies.

Factory of pirated CDs unearthed
New Delhi, November 27
The Delhi Police crime branch for the first time has unearthed a unit making pirated CDs and seized a large number of equipment, machinery and accessories worth Rs 11 crore in the market.

HVP loads dice in gambit against ‘casino culture’
Gurgaon, November 27
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), led by Mr Surender Singh, its secretary-general and son of former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, today held demonstrations and took out a procession in the city against the state government’s decision to open casinos. It urged intervention of the Governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand, so as not to allow the Bill on casino, already passed by the Assembly, to become an Act.

MCD panels on parking tax, heritage site set up
New Delhi, November 27
The all-powerful Standing Committee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi has constituted two committees each: one to discuss the issue of proposal for parking tax and the other to determine norms to declare a building a heritage site.


MCF becoming a byword for indolence, graft
Faridabad, November 27
The Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) is earning the dubious distinction of doing nothing constructive except taking up schemes just to ensure its survival. Instead of providing proper civic development through infrastructure, basic amenities and cleanliness in the residential and commercial areas, charges of rampant corruption have dogged the civic body.

Bank employees under the banner of the All-India Bank Employees Association protest against the government move to privatise public sector banks at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Wednesday.
Bank employees under the banner of the All-India Bank Employees Association protest against the government move to privatise public sector banks at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Wednesday.
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Hooda flays INLD for not increasing MSP
Sonepat, November 27
Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former Haryana Minister and the spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) today criticised the ruling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) for not increasing the minimum support price (MSP) of sugarcane for the second consecutive year and alleged that it was adopting an anti-farmer attitude.

Simian, the scourge of Sonepat
Sonepat, November 27
The residents of this city have been terrorised by the monkeys for the past few years due to the failure of government agencies to capture them. According to a report, the monkeys have bitten half-a-dozen people including women and children during the past one week. 

House of Sonepat Cong leader partially razed
Sonepat, November 27
The officials of the demolishing squad, headed by Mr Anil Sharma, City Magistrate and Mr Chuni Lal Verma, Executive Officer of the Sonepat Municipal Council, demolished a room of the house of Mr Manu Dev Batra, a Congress leader in Mohanpura area of the city last evening.

Levi’s to rock the Capital on December one
New Delhi, November 27
Levi Strauss (India) Pvt Ltd, working through the Levi Strauss Foundation, today announced that on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1 the company, in association with Freedom Foundation, an NGO working with AIDS patients, would bring together the country’s finest rock music talent and host a rock show at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Cops in plain clothes to visit rape victim
New Delhi, November 27
The Delhi Police has framed new guidelines in order to enhance effectiveness and utility of Rape Intervention Centres (RIC) which include visit of the investigating officer to the residence of a victim in plain clothes, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

NCP men burn Thackeray’s effigy
Sonepat, November 27
A large number of workers of the Nationalist Congress Party took out a procession here last evening to register their protest against the damaging of property by Shiv Sena workers in the central office of the party at Delhi.

  • UHBVN employee hurt

  • Woman attacked by son

  • Youth seriously hurt

  • Farmers lift 7-day dharna

NDMC schools’ Science Fair opens
New Delhi, November 27
The NDMC schools’ three-day Science Fair was inaugurated by Mr Ram Bhaj, MLA & Vice Chairperson, under the theme “Science — Indigenous Technology & Sustainable Development”, at NP Boys Middle School, Lodhi Road. All NDMC schools have participated in this fair and over 500 exhibits consisting of models, charts and projects by the students are on display. The fair will remain open for the public and students up to Friday, the 29th November.

  • Sarna condemns attack on temple


Two women killed for dowry
Noida, November 27
Two women were killed in Gautam Budh Nagar district yesterday when they could not fulfil the demands for dowry. After registering the dowry death cases, the police are on the lookout for the culprits. The police have also arrested a youth for allegedly having committed sodomy.

Woman held for farmer’s murder
Ghaziabad, November 27
The police have arrested three persons, including a young woman, in the case concerning the murder of a farmer in Sakeda village of Dholna block six days ago. The police have also recovered the paddy which was looted from the deceased.


Now, log on to PNB computer from home
Rohtak, November 27
Punjab National Bank proposes to introduce ‘Remote Access Scheme’ under which the personal computer of a customer would be connected to the bank’s computer to enable the customer to download statement of his bank account in his personal computer and give instructions to the bank regarding transfer of money to any other account. In this way, the customer will be able to obtain the bank’s services while sitting at home.


Teachers pooh-pooh the idea of ‘good and bad colleges’
T a seminar organised by the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) at the JNU City Center on November 22, the UGC Chairman, Prof. Arun Nigavekar, highlighted the growing divide between the “good and bad colleges of Delhi University”. A section of the teaching community have taken offence by “the line of thought being propagated by the UGC”.
  • Australian fellowships

  • Seminar on management

  • ‘Amaze’ at IIPM

  • Educational partnership

  • ‘Acumen’ ends with flourish

Helen Keller Awards presented
New Delhi, November 27
A function was organised by Bharat Corporation Petroleum Ltd. in association with Deaf Way Foundation to present “The Helen Keller Awards 2002”. The prestigious awards were presented to the students who excelled in academics by Mr S P Mathur, GM, North, Bharat Petroleum and Mr Prem Krishna, Deputy Chairman & MD, Gateway Industries.

A proud recipient of the Helen Keller award.

A proud recipient of the Helen Keller award.


14-day remand for rape accused
New Delhi, November 27
Two youths, who allegedly raped a 40-year-old woman in the Subzi Mandi area of North Delhi in the wee hours of Monday morning, were remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a city court yesterday.


Big bucks lead to obesity among schoolkids
New Delhi, November 27
A seminar organised under the aegis of VLCC Foundation, “Stay Fit Not Fat - The Dimensional Challenge in Adolescents”, revealed startling data on the rise of adolescent obesity in school children.


Reema Malhotra stars for North Zone
New Delhi, November 27
An outstanding all-round performance by 20-year-old Reema Malhotra (4 for 49 and 62 no, 6x4) helped North Zone beat Central Zone by seven wickets in a league match of the All-India Rani Jhansi Trophy Inter-Zonal Women's Cricket Tournament at the Air Force (Palam) ground.

  • GAIL down HCL Infosys

  • Shastri Club victorious

  • Salwan girls, Bhai Joga Singh enter final

CISF earn full points in Shastri Hockey
New Delhi, November 27
Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) scored a narrow one-goal victory against Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in the opening match of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital.

Top players for Noida Ladies Golf
New Delhi, November 27
Some of the big names in ladies golf will vie for honours in the Noida Amateur Golf Championship to be held played over 54 holes at the Noida Golf Club course from November 29 to December 1.

Sunil Shoken excels for Jeevan Jyoti
New Delhi, November 27
A brilliant all-round performance by Sunil Shoken, who hit 62 strokeful runs and then claimed four wickets for 21 runs, helped Jeevan Jyoti Model School, Sadatpur beat Sachdeva Public School by seven wickets in the second Ganga School Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the school ground.


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