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Goldsmith rescued; kidnappers escape
Meerut, September 27
In a major breakthrough, police rescued the goldsmith kidnapped yesterday in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The goldsmith was saved from a dense sugarcane field of Sadhan village on Meerut-Mawana Road under Incholi police station while four of his kidnappers escaped taking advantage of darkness and dense sugarcane field.

Tiff over ragging leads to caste violence 
Meerut, September 27
The Chaudhry Charan Singh University campus turned into a caste-based battlefield by the evening after a minor tiff over ragging between two students in the morning. The attacks and the counter-attacks continued till late night after an attempt on the life of the Students Union Mahamantr Dalit leader, Ishwar Chendra Sagar in which Mr Sagar was seriously injured and admitted to an ICU in Meerut Medical College.

DOING A RAMA DOING A RAMA: A Tihar prisoner enacting a scene from the Ram Lila in the Capital on Saturday. — Photo by Kamal Singh


Xen manhandled, house ransacked
Sonepat, September 27
Angered over the delay in the replacement of burnt electricity transformers in village Jagsi in Gohana subdivision, more than two dozens villagers, including women, manhandled the executive engineer of Gohana division of Bijli Vitran Nigam and damaged his household articles on Friday.

Where one pays fee to celebrate even Ganesh Utsav!
New Delhi, September 27
That schools under the pretext of various developmental activities extort money from the parents is a fact well established. While some make no bones about it, others prefer to do it discreetly. Students of the Nutan Marathi Senior Secondary School, Aram Bagh, Paharganj have alleged that the school, which is aided by the government has been charging amounts on various counts like donation fee, computer fee, examination fee and even fee to celebrate occasion like the Ganesh Utsav!

Lt-Governor opens Phool Walon Ki Sair 
New Delhi, September 27
The Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated the historical annual festival of “Phool Walon Ki Sair”, a symbol of communal harmony and national integration. The festival got under way with the recital of ‘shehnai’ at Lt-Governor’s residence.

HC caveat on burn injuries 
New Delhi, September 27
The Delhi High Court has cautioned all government and private hospitals and nursing homes to take care against turning away any patient brought in with burns, and make special arrangements for treating such persons during the festive season, which began yesterday with ‘Navratras’.

Malaria claims five lives 
Noida, September 27
Dozens of villages have been affected by malaria in Javer area. In Kishore Pur Primary Health Centre, Javer, five persons have reportedly died of malaria in Nangla Chhecter village alone. All the deaths have occurred in the past 48 hours and four of the five victims are children. Another child has been admitted to a Palwal hospital in a serious condition.

Wall collapse near Timarpur in which seven persons were injuredChild among seven hurt in wall collapse
New Delhi, September 27
Seven persons, including a child, were injured when a boundary wall collapsed at Khyber Pass metro depot near Timarpur in North Delhi this morning. The police said that the incident occurred at around 11 am due to the pressure of the piled-up soil at the site. Senior Metro Rail officials C B K Rao and Mangu Singh who rushed to the spot said that the accident could have occurred because of the tampering of the wall by the encroachers.

Wall collapse near Timarpur in which seven persons were injured. — Photo by Kamal Singh

JNU hunger strike ends


Pro and anti-Bhajan Lal factions slug it out
Rewari, September 27
A broad consensus has now seemingly emerged among the political quarters that practically the organisation of two parallel conferences on the Martyr’s Day here on September 23, has tended to accelerate the otherwise-sluggish polarisation of the anti-Bhajan Lal as well as the pro-Bhajan Lal forces among the Congress in Ahirwal.


Wheat, paddy crops may be included in insurance scheme
Sonepat, September 27
The Central Government is thinking of including wheat and paddy crops in its ‘Crop Insurance Scheme’ introduced for the benefit of the farmers. Stating this, Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, MP, who is also the vice-president of the Haryana BJP, told mediapersons here today that the BJP-led NDA government was committed to provide full assistance to the farming community. 

Chautala urged to transfer HSIDC General Manager 
Sonepat, September 27
The representatives of various industrial organisations and the individual entrepreneurs have urged Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to order immediate transfer of Mr L. N. Aggarwal, General Manager of the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC), posted at Kundli and Rai complexes.

Prayer builds up faith, character
apt M. S. Kohli is an internationally known mountaineer and when this sailor-turned mountaineer, excelling in his physical prowess, speaks about the power of prayer, we are bound to listen.

Delhi Assembly remembers Vithal Bhai Patel
New Delhi, September 27
Delhi Assembly Speaker Subhash Chopra, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and a host of freedom fighters and leaders today paid glowing tributes to Vithal Bhai Jhaver Bhai Patel, the first Indian Speaker of the Central Legislative Assembly, on his 130th birth anniversary today.

Woman abducted 
Noida, September 27
A report has been lodged in Sector-24 police station naming two persons, Vinod and Gabbar, for the abduction and murder of a woman, identified as Anita. Arvind Singh of Sector-11 has lodged a report against Vinod and Gabbar, both of whom used to live in Arvind’s house. It has been alleged that on September 17, Vinod and three of his friends abducted Arvind Singh and ‘advised’ him to forget his wife Anita.
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Vocational training for families of MCD staff
New Delhi, September 27
The Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, today announced that family members of MCD employees, who were killed while serving the corporation, would be imparted vocational training to make them financially independent.

PHDCCI offer for  jobless Kashmiri youths
The PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has offered to train jobless Kashmiri youths for self-employment. This offer was made by a delegation of the PHDCCI to the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, which recently toured Srinagar.

Spreading the message of Mother Teresa


Businessman robbed of Rs 1.20 lakh
New Delhi, September 27
Three unidentified youths looted Rs 1.20 lakh from the house of a businessman in Gautampuri area in North-East district. The incident occurred during the night when he was sleeping.


‘Festival Season Bonanza’ for PNB customers
New Delhi, September 27
Customers wishing to avail any of the retail loans during the festival season have reasons to cheer as Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched the ‘Festival Season Bonanza’ under which attractive concessions are being offered to the customers in its Retail Credit Schemes.  

HDFC Bank opens four new branches 
New Delhi, September 27
HDFC Bank, India’s leading private sector bank and a one-stop financial supermarket, on Friday inaugurated three new branches in Delhi and one branch in Rewari in Haryana.


HC demands timeframe to improve conditions in jail 
New Delhi, September 27
After carrying out the inspection of the Tihar Jail complex in compliance with the Delhi High Court ruling, a District and Sessions Judge, has submitted his report stating that the living conditions of the inmates needs improvement.


Conclave on best cardiac practices begins
The controversy arising out of treatment for blockage of arteries, non-surgical options for closing birth defects and etiology of atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries) are some of the key issues listed for discussion at a two-day seminar being organised by the Escorts Hospital and Research Centre Limited, Faridabad, at Hill View hotel near Surajkund to mark the World Heart Day (September 28). Dr N. K. Pandey, Head of the Department of Surgery at Escorts Hospital and Research Centre in Faridabad, inaugurated the seminar on Saturday evening.
Let it beat: World Heart Day. 
 Let it beat


India, Iran share golds in Devi Lal Wrestling
New Delhi, September 27
India and Iran shared two gold medals each in the first Ch. Devi Lal Gold Cup World Free Style Wrestling Tournament at the Ganga School premises at Hiran Kudna. Iran annexed the team title bagging 36 points while India finished second on 34 points. India C and B took the third and fourth positions respectively.

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala inaugurating the Ch. Devi Lal Gold Cup Freestyle Wrestling Tournament, watched by Abhay Singh Chautala and Haryana Director-General of Police M. S. Malik on the Ganga School premises on Saturday.
Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala inaugurating the Ch. Devi Lal Gold Cup Freestyle Wrestling Tournament

Simla Youngs toy with Hindustan
New Delhi, September 27
Simla Youngs scored an emphatic 3-0 victory against Hindustan Club in the Lt. Governor’s Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday. Inside-left Konthang, inside-right Hitender Singh Rawat and outside-left Zothran Zulla were the goal-scorers.

Priyank powers  St Marks to victory
New Delhi, September 27
An all-round performance by Priyank Tehlan, who scored 84 and claimed four wickets for 11 runs, helped St. Marks School, Janakpuri defeat Bal Bharati School, Pusa Road by 131 runs in the fourth Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.

Rajdhani Sports move up in Jailal tourney
New Delhi, September 27
A strokeful unbeaten half century by Damanjeet Singh and an all-round performance by Ramit Gill (25 and 2 for 29) helped Rajdhani Sports beat Vikaspuri Coaching Centre by five wickets in the BDM Jailal Solanki Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakin stadium.

Salwan Boys lift cricket title
New Delhi:
Deadly bowling by Narender Singh (3 for 12) and a dashing knock of 45 by Yogesh Nagar helped Salwan Boys School defeat Ramjas School No 2 by eight wickets and annexed the Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament Trophy at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

C K Khanna gets another term as NCA V-C
New Delhi, September 27
Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) senior vice-president C. K. Khanna has been re-appointed vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at the Board’s Annual General Meeting in Kolkata on Saturday.

Special aid to Saini


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