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Power cos thrive on dud streetlights
Outrage in the MCD against poor upkeep
New Delhi, November 29
The members of the standing committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi have expressed outrage against the apathy of the private power companies in maintaining streetlights in the areas under their control. They fear that the companies may have charged lakhs of rupees unjustifiably from the civic body.

Schools that need counselling
New Delhi, November 29
A student of class 10 in Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Vivek Kumar, is yet to see a counsellor in his school. He says he has heard of career counsellors, but his school does not have one.

Directorate rapped on govt schools
New Delhi, November 29
Terming the contents of Dr S. C. Vats Committee report as shocking, the Delhi High Court today issued an order seeking explanation for the dismal condition of government schools.

Dr Bhai Mohan Singh, president of the International Punjabi Society, and Mr P. S. Bedi, general secretary, presenting a portrait of Guru Nanak Devji to deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani at a function to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of the Guru
Dr Bhai Mohan Singh, president of the International Punjabi Society, and Mr P. S. Bedi, general secretary, presenting a portrait of Guru Nanak Devji to deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani at a function to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of the Guru. Also seen in the picture is Mr S. S. Dhindsa, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Eight booked by CBI for issuing fake permits
New Delhi, November 29
The Central Bureau of Investigation has chargesheeted eight persons, including three officials of the Transport Department of the Delhi Government, for allegedly issuing forged permits to new autorickshaws in violation of prescribed rules.

Alert for militant holds up train
Sonepat, November 29
Following a tip-off that a militant was travelling on the Jan Shatabdi bound for Chandigarh, the Railway officials swung into action and halted the train at Ganaur railway station, about 16 km from here last evening.

It’s survival of the fittest on Kutani road
Panipat, November 29
It is a nightmare on the Kutani road. Pehalwans of the Subhash akhara, with their strong-arm tactics, have allegedly unleashed terror among shopkeepers of the Kutani road and residents of Ashok Vihar Colony.


Govt under fire for its ‘anti-worker’ policies
Sonepat, November 29
The general secretary of the National Federation of Indian Road Transport Workers Union, Mr S. L. Yadav, has called upon the roadways workers to remain united and continue their peaceful struggle in support of their demands.

SHOW-STOPPER: A model struts her stuff at a fashion show, “Organic Movement”, jointly organised by Bio Dynamic Organisation of India and NIFT in the Capital on Friday. — Photo Anil Sharma

Finally, admn evicts the Sanoli Road encroachers
Panipat, November 29
After dithering for several years, the district administration has finally wielded the stick against encroachers on one of the busiest and most-heavily encroached upon roads -- the Sanoli Road.

There is none to guard Greater Noida
Noida, November 29
There is little by way of safety and security for about 50,000 people living in different sectors of Greater Noida. The security of one whole sector is supposed to be taken care of by one guard.

Cooking gas on tap is no more a pipedream
New Delhi, November 29
Gulmohar Park Journalist Colony joins a few residential colonies of Delhi having the supply of piped natural gas directly into the kitchen. Dr Kiran Walia, MLA of the area, inaugurated the supply of natural gas for cooking in the presence of officers of Indraprastha Gas Ltd and the MCD and residents of the area.

Narender Kumar Singh
The zero-watt bulb that glows in this dark age
New Delhi, November 29
While studying in the Shahdara-based Shyam Lal College in the early eighties he found that some influential students were indulging in cheating during the annual examination and this was being done with the connivance of certain teachers. Aghast at this, he objected and subsequently boycotted the examination when no action was forthcoming.

All India Students Federation activists protesting against privatisation of education at Jantar Mantar in the Capital
All India Students Federation activists protesting against privatisation of education at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rajdhani Exp to Mumbai becomes daily
New Delhi, November 29
During the last two years, 310 licences have been suspended, 710 licences cancelled, 800 prosecutions launched, 154 judgements obtained and 81 persons convicted for offences under the Insecticides Act 1968, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Website on Surajkund trade fest launched
Faridabad, November 29
A website of the `Surajkund Trade Fest - 2002’, proposed to be held at Surajkund here from December 21 to 29, was launched here on Thursday evening by the Financial Commissioner and Secretary of the Tourism department Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee.

NDIA is fortunate to be clubbed with the developed countries. The recent G-20 meeting in New Delhi was an acknowledgement of India’s economic development. But what is the actual scene? A large number of our people are still living in poverty. Many of them are illiterate.
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Children badly need a Santa Claus
OVEMBER 14 is the birthday of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the first Prime Minister of an independent India. Apart from a democratic administrator, he sought to see India a self-reliant and self-respecting country. He was an apostle of peace also.

Career fair for unemployed youths
New Delhi, November 29
A career fair aimed at addressing the issue of unemployment was organised in the Capital today. Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Yadav addressed the unemployed people who were gathered there.

31 fair price shops opened
Faridabad, November 29
As many as 31 fair price shops were opened by the District Food and Supply department here, the same number of shops that were closed down in the last month on charges of irregularities. The district has 951 fair price shops, of which 643 shops are located in urban areas.

  • Grant to best sportsperson

  • Mobile eye camp

  • Roadways workers’ rally

  • Former minister bereaved

  • Rebuffed in love, two girls commit suicide


Dreaded criminal nabbed
Rohtak, November 29
A dreaded criminal, Suresh alias Kukku alias Satish of Bohar village, has been arrested by the police from near the powerhouse here on Thursday. He is allegedly involved in numerous murders, dacoities and highway robberies.

Bangladeshi dacoits strike at Preet Vihar
New Delhi, November 29
Bangladeshi dacoits who were armed with country-made pistols and knives struck at the house of a businessman in Preet Vihar in East district this morning and robbed cash and jewellery worth thousands of rupees.

Gangster held after encounter
New Delhi, November 29
A notorious criminal of the Ranvir Rathi and Vijay Pal gang, Intizar alias Langra, a resident of Ghaziabad, was arrested by the special team of the Crime Branch in Timar Pur after a brief encounter.

  • Gang of robbers

No breakthrough in triple murder case
Sonepat, November 29
The police have failed to achieve any breakthrough in the triple murder case committed on Wednesday night near the community health centre at Bad Khalsa village in this district.


High time SSIs are bailed out, says chamber
Faridabad, November 29
The small scale industry sector, which has played a significant role in the industrial and economic development by generating employment and production, has ironically failed to get proper attention in matter of policies and promotional strategies.


8 medics held for ragging
Ghaziabad, November 29
The Vijay Nagar police have arrested eight students of Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad, for their involvement in ragging. Some students who were allegedly ragging Naginder, a first year student of the MBBS course, yesterday later beat him up also.

Science fair at NDMC school ends
New Delhi
A three-day science fair organised in the NDMC schools concluded here today. The students of over 80 schools put over 500 exhibits on display. The Secretary, NDMC, Mr Arun Baroka, gave away the prizes to the best exhibits.


Courses in surgery started in hospital
Gurgaon, November 29
The well-known local Kalyani Hospital has been chosen by the National Indian Medical Association - Academy of Medical Specialties to run a training centre for specialised courses in surgery.

HCMS doctors’ meet on Dec 1
Faridabad, November 29
The annual convention of the Haryana Civil Medical Service officers Association will be held at Sirsa on December 1. According to Dr Ravinder Mathur, president of the HCMS, the one-day convention will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.


Indian Airlines maul SAI Centre
New Delhi, November 29
Indian Airlines scored an emphatic 6-1 victory against Sports Authority of India Centre in the 13th Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday. Veteran international Dhanraj Pillai opened Indian Airlines’ account, and also paved the way for the other goals.

24-member Delhi team for Inter-State TT
New Delhi, November 29
A 24-member team will represent Delhi in the 64th Sub-Junior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships to be held in Sirsa (Haryana) from December 2 to 9.


The team for the Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships to be held in Sirsa.

The team for the Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships to be held in Sirsa

DAV School enter semis
New Delhi, November 29
A strokefilled 80, studded with eight fours and one six by Shomik Chaterjee, and a quickfire 64, with the help of ten fours by Bhanu Sharma, enabled DAV Shalimar Bagh beat Mount Abu School, Rohini by 85 runs and enter the semi-final of the second Ganga International Under-17 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground at Hiran Kudna.

  • Satient win in Turf Cricket

  • Apollo Tyres beat British Gas

  • Royal Sundaram advance

Khalsa, Zakir Hussain move up
New Delhi, November 29
A brilliant century by Abhishek Bhandari (101, 2x6, 15x4) helped Khalsa College (Evening) beat PGDAV College by one wicket to enter the pre-quarter-final of the Delhi University Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Shivaji College ground.

  • Vaisya School advance

Kapil Mehta  shines with ball
New Delhi, November 29
A devastating bowling performance by Kapil Mehta (4 for 15) helped Air Sahara beat Young Friends by six wickets and entered the semi-final of the Triveni Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament for the M. S Trophy at the Mohan Meakins ground.

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