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MCD unveils its transparent purchase policy
New Delhi, September 30
Mr Rakesh Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, today said the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had formulated a new policy for making purchases. The main aim of this policy was to ensure complete transparency, objectivity and financial propriety.

Extortion case
Court orders lodging of FIR against cops
New Delhi, September 30
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Pradeep Kumar Chadda, has ordered the registration of a first information report against two sub-inspectors of the special staff of the East Delhi police for allegedly trying to extort a huge sum from Geeta Colony-based printing press owner Raj Kumar Malhotra.

Model Nayanike Chatterjee announcing the Metropolitan Top Model
Model Nayanike Chatterjee announcing the Metropolitan Top Model 2003 contest in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh


Posh Faridabad sectors: Will someone look in the backyard?
Faridabad, September 30
While the state government keeps patting itself on the back for introducing farm and rural tourism in the state, the authorities seem to be overlooking some hard facts about the villages. 

Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani and Madan Lal Khurana in the concluding moments
Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani and Madan Lal Khurana in the concluding moments of the Parivartan Rally in the Capital on Tuesday. 
— Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Kids find mom’s body stuffed in divan
Ghaziabad, September 30
The body of a woman, who was murdered in Punjab Lines under Kotwali police station area, was hidden by the assailant in a wooden bed (divan) in the house. The stink emanating from the place gave away the crime.

Suburban trains on Delhi-Kalka stretch planned
Sonepat, September 30
The Northern Railway has decided to run 24-coach suburban trains on its Delhi-Ambala-Kalka Section to meet the rush of passengers on this line.

To Sir, with love
Village refuses to relieve headmaster
Sonepat, September 30
It was a rather rare occasion when students of Government High school, Kundal, in Kharkhauda block of the district, boycotted classes on Monday in protest against the transfer of the school headmaster.

Woman hires room, vanishes with landlord’s grandson
A woman, who had taken a room on rent by posing as an employee of a nursing home, has kidnapped the two-and-a-half-month-old grandson of the landlord. The Sihani Gate police in Ghaziabad have so far drawn a blank in tracing the woman and the child. Dharam Pal Gautam lived in his own house in Lohiya Nagar.


Raw deal to North Haryana Ekta Dal plank
Panipat, September 30
Alleging discrimination against North Haryana by successive regimes, the president of the ‘Ekta Shakti Dal’, Mr Varinder Verma, today announced that his organisation would contest the 2005 Assembly poll on its own. He said his organisation would not have any poll alliance with any of the major political parties.

Politicians fishing in troubled waters
Meerut, September 30
Various political parties got a chance to settle old scores after the recent incidents of violence over ragging on the CCS University campus, which later turned into a caste-based clash.


Farmers clamour for demands

The Nehri Pani Sangharsh Samiti and the All India Krishak Khet Majdoor Sangathan organised a demonstration and held dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today in support of their demands. Hundreds of farmers from the nearby areas participated in the demonstration and handed over a memorandum to the DC, Mr Mohinder Kumar, in the name of the Chief Minister. 

Outdated official fleet adds to cost of maintenance
Sonepat, September 30
Outdated vehicles, which ought to have been removed, continue to be part of the fleet of official vehicles in this district. It has resulted not only in frequent breakdowns but increase in the expenses required for their upkeep.

Dist administration asked to show due respect to martyrs, freedom fighters
Noida, September 30
The UP Government has issued orders to the District Magistrate here that the martyrdom days and birthdays of all freedom fighters and martyrs of Gautam Budh Nagar district should be observed with full respect and dignity. Similar orders have been sent to all the Divisional Commissioners and District Magistrates in the entire state, it is learnt.


Dr Karan Singh and Devender Kumar, ex-chairman of All India Rural Development, lighting the lamp to mark the second death anniversary of Madhav Rao Scindia
Dr Karan Singh and Devender Kumar, ex-chairman of All India Rural Development, lighting the lamp to mark the second death anniversary of Madhav Rao Scindia at a seminar in the Capital on Tuesday. — Tribune Photo 

Class X student kidnapped, beaten up
Sonepat, September 30
Abhishek Mittal, a Class X student was reportedly kidnapped by Maruti van-borne miscreants while he was on his way to the Hindu Vidya Peeth here yesterday.

  • Music shop owner held

  • youth killed

  • Students strike

Key info a phone call away thanks to InfoIndia
Gurgaon, September 30
InfoIndia, a unique state-of-the-art call centre has started its operation in Gurgaon where every type of information related to the city is just a phone call away. You name it and the company gets it for you. It provides complete information on trade, business, industry, corporates, professionals, government offices, public utility services, career, leisure and entertainment, transport, NGOs, associations—the list is endless.

  • Centenary celebration of K.L. Sehgal

  • Row over allotment of grants

  • Ram Lila by tiny-tots



Mayur Vihar chowkidars found murdered
New Delhi, September 30
Two persons, employed as chowkidars by a private contractor in Mayur Vihar Phase 1, were found murdered in the nearby fields this morning. The bodies of Yunus (22) and Habib (45) have been sent for a post-mortem examination. Initial examination of the bodies revealed that both of them were attacked with a sharp edged weapon and then strangulated.

‘Harassed for dowry’, woman commits suicide
Rohtak, September 30
A woman was forced allegedly by her in-laws to commit suicide by hanging herself at Shastri Nagar locality here on Monday. Mr Satish Kumar, a resident of Vishal Nagar locality here and a brother of the victim stated in the FIR that his sister, Suman was married to Jai Bhagwan of Shastri Nagar in 1996. He said enough money was spent on the wedding and his sister was provided with various household articles.

  • Two impostors held

  • Ban on gathering of five persons

Ex-customs inspector held for cheating
New Delhi, September 30
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch has arrested a former customs inspector Afrik Singh for cheating the gullible people seeking visas for foreign countries.

  • Five servants held

  • Auto-lifter nabbed

  • Impact Foundations

  • Loadshedding


Expo on hand-woven sarees
New Delhi, September 30
In a concerted effort to provide support and exposure to the traditional art of hand weaving, the Delhi Crafts Council has organised an exhibition of ethnic handwoven sarees in the city. A confluence of weavers from across the country, the exhibition is being organised from September 30, 2003 to October 2, 2003 was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, today.



Copying menace: Private schools under scanner
Gurgaon, September 30
Gurgaon, Rohtak, Sonepat, Jhajjhar and Bhiwani fall in the list of areas where copying in examinations takes place on a large scale. According to the Secretary of the Education Board, Mr Rakesh Gupta, some of the centres, which are comparatively more susceptible with regard to copying are the areas where private schools have mushroomed, and which indulge and abet various kinds of irregularities.



Autumn-Winter collection 2003.GLITZ & GLAMOUR
Breaking the size barrier
evolution, the western wear for women in larger and regular sizes, has unveiled their Autumn-Winter collection 2003. Talking about the line, Nisha Somaia, Director, says: “Now women can enjoy the freedom of comfort and fashion at the same time. They can dress up effortlessly and look perfectly groomed at the same time with our latest Autumn-Winter 2003 line providing sizes ranging from 28” to 44” that perfectly fit the Indian woman’s full figure making sure they are wearing trendy clothes in sync with international trends and forecasts.” It was pointed out that the collection has been well mulled over keeping in mind the current trends worldwide as also the varied tastes.

Model Mekhla in Suman Nathwani’a outfitHigh voltage treatment for the bored soul
Suman NathwaniA
ccording to the designer, Suman Nathwani, her New Fall Winter ’03 collection of sleepwear co-ordinates is a “high voltage treatment for the bored soul”. The collection, which was put to display here at the Hyatt Regency, and is part of the Bridal Asia, is being touted as, “a collection that will infuse life into the deadest of nights!” Titled, ‘Fashion uncensored’, the series is a collection of nightwear that is, “geared to pump up the heart, and get the adrenaline flowing”. The collection comprised of ‘Straps on’, a leather collection in shades of chocolate and Turk, which combines attitude with street style.

Model Mekhla in Suman Nathwani’a outfit.

Bountiful from Be:
Balance Men's top wear from Rohit BalB
e:’s Autumn Winter 2003 has a range that spans from Utilitarian to Oriental, Indian Kitsch to Underground Rock cultures, Practical abstracts to all time basics, claim the makers. The colours are from black - pirates to inks, reds - scarlet to bricks, Pinks- deep roses to fluorescent. And the fabrics include soft fluid satins, lightweight georgette, silk, corduroy and leathers. 

Balance Men's top wear from Rohit Bal.

Indrani during Ratnabhusan Utsav 2003.Dhamaka from Dwarka
ow about shopping for jewellery, emptying your pockets and returning home with a brand new car! Sounds improbable! In the board room lingo they call it the craft of marketing. To sell more…you lose some…

Indrani during Ratnabhusan Utsav 2003.

Glitzy Gaurav
Gaurav KhatriF
or this Delhi-based lad, modelling is everything. Meet 19-year-old Gaurav Khatri, whose earnest dream is to become a super model. Recently, he has been offered the modelling assignments by NIIT. He basically hails from Dehradun. 

Gaurav Khatri



Ravindra School beat Jheel
New Delhi, September 30
Ravindra School defeated Jheel Khuranji Senior Secondary School No 1 by eight wickets in the fourth Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Scuba diving camp for NCC cadets
New Delhi, September 30
Lt-General B. K. Bopanna with NCC cadets The NCC DTE Delhi held a three-week scuba diving camp for NCC cadets at the Talkatora swimming pool. The naval divers of Indian Naval Diving team conducted a comprehensive course for both boys and girls cadets of the NCC of all three wings—Navy, Army and Air Force—of Delhi directorate.

Lt-General B. K. Bopanna with NCC cadets at the conclusion of the three-week scuba diving camp at the Talkatora swimming pool on Tuesday.

Hansraj Model enter semis
New Delhi

An all-round display by Manu Sharma helped Hansraj Model School defeat J D Tytler School by 47 runs in the quarter-final of the 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament, organised by the Cambridge Foundation.

Vaneet made Test observerTop

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