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Autos go off the road
Gurgaon, November 28
The rickshaw-pullers and three-wheeler operators in the city today went on an indefinite strike in protest against the administration and police crackdown on unauthorised vehicles.

Employment racket: MCD sacks 17 teachers
New Delhi, November 28
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has finally terminated the services of 17 schoolteachers, who had reportedly secured employment fraudulently in complicity with some officials of the education department, causing a flutter in both the bureaucratic and official circles here.

Russian folk dancers striking a pose for mediapersons on the eve of their performance Russian folk dancers striking a pose for mediapersons on the eve of their performance in the Capital on Thursday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal


Centre favours only freehold property in commercial areas
New Delhi, November 28
The Centre has announced its plans to regularise all unauthorised colonies, which have sprung up in the Capital since March this year, and convert all commercial and industrial areas from leasehold into freehold.

Making money out of other people’s parking woes
Faridabad, November 28
Free parking stands in the city will soon be a thing of the past. A majority of government, semi-government and public sector offices have either introduced a parking fee or propose to do so. Even a visitor to the office of the Deputy Commissioner has to pay a parking fee.

28 kg heroin worth Rs 30 cr seized
New Delhi, November 28
The Delhi unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today claimed to have seized 28.5 kg of heroin worth Rs 30 crore and apprehended three persons, including the wife of one of the accused, from a house in Derawal Nagar in North Delhi.

Polythene bags containing drugs were found hidden in the cavity behind the pictures of Lord Hanuman.
Polythene bags containing drugs were found hidden in the cavity behind the pictures


Mammoth effort to make Bhajan rally historic
Rewari, November 28
Four Congress legislators of Ahirwal, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav (Rewari), Rao Narendra Singh, Rao Dharam Pal (Sohna) and Mrs Anita Yadav (Salhawas) have joined forces for the success of the January 12 Rewari rally of the HPCC chief, Mr Bhajan Lal, as well as the simultaneous consolidation of the swelling pro-Congress forces in Ahirwal.

New stamp duty rates after April 2003
Ghaziabad, November 28
The Ghaziabad Development Authority has decided that the allottees who were given plots or flats will have to pay stamp duty at the new circle rate after April 2003.

Haryana welfare schemes reviewed
Sonepat, November 28
The Commissioner of Country and Town Planning Haryana, Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, reviewed the progress of the on-going development projects launched by the state government, at a specially convened meeting of the district officials here last evening.

Child labour: HC serves notices on Ministry 
New Delhi, November 28
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Ministry of Labour, Govt of India along with the NCT of Delhi, the MCD and the NDMC in connection with a PIL, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Rudderless in an adult world
New Delhi, November 28
They are claimed to be India’s forgotten children. With no voices and no strength to stake a claim to a normal childhood, thousands of children in the country continue to bear the atrocities inflicted by the adult world. As carpet weavers, cheap labour in kilns and factories, these children are a neglected lot.

Ex-servicemen to hold rally on Dec 9
New Delhi, November 28
The Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) has decided to hold an all India rally of ex-servicemen followed by dharna to press for their longstanding demands. The league will hold the rally on December 9 followed by dharna till December 13.

HVP women protest against police inaction
Sonepat, November 28
A large number of women, affiliated to the Haryana Vikas Party, sat on a dharna in front of the office of the Superintendent of Police here on Wednesday, to register their protest against the failure of the police to arrest the culprits involved in the murder of Mr Jai Bhagwan, resident of Umedgarh village, on October 31 last.

ESI schemes ‘need’ changes to benefit workers
Gurgaon, November 28
The Regional Director, Employees State Insurance Corporation, Mr B. K. Venkatesh, visited the office of the Gurgaon Industrial Association and interacted with the industrialists there.

Youth and girl run over by train
Faridabad, November 28
A teenaged girl and a 21-years-old youth were run over by a speeding train near old Faridabad railway station here this morning. It is reported that the victims identified as Kapil and Jyoti (18), residents of old Faridabad colony, were known to each other and the Railway police suspected it as a case of suicide.
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  • Youth hurt
  • Wrestler dies
  • Youth arrested
  • Woman killed in scuffle over kids
  • Girl’s SOS against rapist stepfather
  • Dowry death:  10-year jail term

Cathay Pacific b’day bash in Dwarka
New Delhi, November 28
The 50th birthday celebrations of Cathay Pacific included a treat for the marginalised children. The Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific celebrated the 50th anniversary of its presence in India by conducting various activities for children of construction site workers in Dwarka here today.

Villagers send DDA men scurrying


No let-up in Drawar  killings
Noida, November 28
There seems to be no end to the chain of murders that commenced with the killing of Prem Singh, ex-pradhan of Drawar village in Anup Shahar area of Bulandshahr, two-and-a-half months ago.

Gang of snatchers busted
New Delhi, November 28
The police today claimed to have arrested a gang of snatchers, Vicky alias Neeraj, Balbir and Anil alias Sheikh Salim and recovered Rs 7,000, one wrist watch, one diary and a country made weapon along with two live cartridges from their possession.


Sugar mills facing problem of plenty
Rohtak, November 28
The Haryana Co-operative Sugar Mills, Rohtak, oldest sugar mills in the region, are facing a problem of surplus. The mills have a total storage capacity of only 2.25 lakh quintals of sugar. But they have over 2.55 lakh quintals of sugar in stocks. The crushing season for 2002-03 season started on November 21 and the mills are now confronted with the problem of searching new godowns to stock the new arrival of the sugar.

Delhi adjudged second at fair
New Delhi, November 28
While the Rajasthan pavilion was adjudged the best pavilion at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2002, which concluded here on Wednesday, Delhi came second.


NHRC names two students for internship 
Rohtak, November 28
Mr Sunil Kumar and Ms Kanika, both students of Sociology Department of Maharshi Dayanand University have been selected by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to undergo internship from December 4 to January 3, 2003.


He turns stone into sculpted marvels
n exhibition of sculptures by Lallan Singh, a freelance sculptor, is on at the Foyer gallery, Lalit Kala Academy, till December 2. Born in Allahabad, he works with various kinds of marble to add a new vision to his sculptured marvels.
  • Patchwork and pedicure
  • She writes poetry with paint
  • He paints happy pictures


Air India fly past ONGC in Shastri Hockey
New Delhi, November 28
Air India scored a narrow 2-1 victory against Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament at Shivaji Stadium on Thursday. Air India forged ahead in the fourth minute when former international Anil Aldrin converted a penalty corner.
Bangladesh team captain Md Musa being presented the Man of the Match Award in the Shastri Hockey Tournament at Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.
Bangladesh team captain Md Musa being presented the Man of the Match Award in the Shastri Hockey Tournament

Sarthak and Anusha emerge best skaters
New Delhi, November 28
Sarthak Ghosh and Anusha Sahney emerged as the best skaters in the Delhi State Roller Skating Championship held at Talkatora Skating Rink. Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS) annexed the roller hockey title in the senior boys category, beating T S Academy, while in the senior girls section Talkatora Rink lifted the title, beating GHPS. Doon School finished third.

Hansraj Model School beat St Martin
New Delhi, November 28
A fine all-round display by Sahil Arora (33 and 4 for 9) and a dashing unbeaten knock of 40, studded with seven fours, helped Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, beat St Martin School, Paschim Vihar, by 10 wickets and entered the semi-final of the second Ganga International Under-17 Schools Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground.
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  • FCS Software edge past HCL

Sunny Kumar stars in Friends’ title victory
New Delhi:
A remarkable all-round performance by Sunny Kumar, who scored an unbeaten 30 and claimed two wickets for 17 runs, and deadly bowling of 3 for 18 by Mohd Naved, helped Young Friends Club beat Vaisya Public School, Rohtak, by 19 runs to annex the St Giri Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the St Giri School ground, Rohini, Sector 3. Anil Sharma was adjudged the man of the match.

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Cricket star Murali Kartik being felicitated by students of Heritage School, Vasant Vihar
Cricket star Murali Kartik being felicitated by students of Heritage School, Vasant Vihar, in New Delhi on Thursday.

Salwan, New Era annex volleyball titles
New Delhi:
Salwans Girls School beat Bhai Joga Singh 25-12, 25-9, 25-17 and New Era Public School beat Hill Grove Public School 25-12,20-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-11 in the boys final of the sixth Salwan School Volleyball Tournament at the Salwan School court on Thursday. 

  • Aravali Polo win in Hari Singh Cup

World Junior Chess in Goa
New Delhi:
The picturesque resort in Goa, Cidade De Goa, will host the World Junior Chess Championship from December 8 to 21. The secretary-general of the All-India Chess Federation, Mr P. T. Ummer Koya, said India possessed many talented players to emerge as the top chess-playing nation in the world.


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