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SOS to Sonia on Ram Lila turf war
New Delhi, October 1
The Lav-Kush Ram Lila Committee, patronised by the BJP MP from Chandni Chowk, Mr Vijay Goel, today sought the intervention of the Congress President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, and asked her to take action against her party man Jai Prakash Aggarwal, patron of the rival Shree Ramlila Committee which, they claim, is disturbing its programmes at the Ram Lila ground.
A member of the Lav-Kush Ramlila Committee seeks Sonia Gandhi’s intervention to rein in former Congress MP Jai Prakash Aggarwa
A member of the Lav-Kush Ramlila Committee seeks Sonia Gandhi’s intervention to rein in former Congress MP Jai Prakash Aggarwal. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Paswan’s emissary held outside CCS campus
Meerut, October 1
The Meerut district administration today arrested Lok Jan Shakti MP, Mr Ram Chandra Paswan, and hundreds of his supporters outside the main gate of CCS university campus.


HC tells EC to act on electoral roll complaints
New Delhi, October 1
The Delhi High Court today expressed the hope that the Election Commission would expeditiously act on representations alleging discrepancies, illegalities and irregularities in the electoral roll in three Assembly constituencies in the national Capital.

Plan to catch ‘‘big fish’’ comes a cropper 
Noida, October 1
Ever since the plan for targeting and nabbing the “top ten” and the “top five” criminals, respectively, has been put in cold storage, the criminals have been moving around with impunity, cocking a snook at the administration.

When robbers come knocking in daytime
Faridabad, October 1
Three unidentified armed robbers barged into a house in Sector 22 in broad daylight and decamped with valuables worth Rs 50,000. A case has been registered. According to reports, the incident took place around noon in house no 486, belonging to one S. K. Jain.

IAS officer discharged in molestation case
The District and Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr B. L. Singhal, has discharged Mr D. R. Dhingra, a senior IAS officer of Haryana, in a criminal case filed against him by a woman employee of the District Rural Development Authority (DRDA). Mr Singhal exonerated him of all charges of molestation and humiliation.

The occupants of this car had a miraculous escape when a branch of an old Jamun tree suddenly fell on the busy Ashok Road near the BJP office The occupants of this car had a miraculous escape when a branch of an old Jamun tree suddenly fell on the busy Ashok Road near the BJP office in the Capital on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


Cleanliness goes for a toss as rail staff treat station as no man’s land
Panipat, October 1
The tussle between the Station Superintendent and the Assistant Engineer, Construction, on the issue of the circulating area continued for the 23rd day today. Panipat Railway Station is nowadays being treated as no man’s land. One of Indian Railway’s model stations presents the look of a slum with the stink of urine being all-pervasive.

When securitymen make themselves scarce!
Greater Noida, October 1
The Greater Noida residents have a standing grouse that all the security personnel disappear after sunset when actually they are required more. These security guards have been deployed by the Greater Noida administration ostensibly for the security of the residents in the sprawling area.

Self-employment scheme for 1 lakh youths
New Delhi, October 1
Delhi Khadi and Village Industries Board is starting a new scheme, ‘Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban Yojana’ to extend self-employment to the youth. It has been approved by the Planning Commission, the Government of India and the Law and Finance Department of Government of Delhi.

Programmes to salute Bapu
New Delhi, October 1
On the occasion of the 134th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a number of events and programmes will be held in the Capital tomorrow. The National Gandhi Museum has organised an exhibition on ‘Gandhi and his Contemporaries’ on the occasion. The exhibition will open tomorrow and continue till November 30. 

Three criminals arrested, revolvers seized 
Ghaziabad, October 1
Kavi Nagar police here have arrested three criminals in an encounter and recovered three revolvers from them. The criminals, the police said, had been trying to rob an accountant of a steel merchant in Nav Yug Market.
  • Farmers rally for SYL
  • Two youths remanded
  • CCR college management


Gang of robbers smashed
Sonepat, October 1
With the arrest of four persons, the Government Railway Police (GRP) have busted a gang of robbers operating for the past few months in this area. According to a report, the arrested persons were identified as Qamuriddin, alias Kala, Mohammad Shafi, Jamil and Meharuddin. All the culprits, belonging to Idgah Colony of Sonepat, had robbed a passer-by of Rs 1,000 on September 26. Further investigations were in progress.


WB gives Rs 10 cr grant to Murthal engg college
Sonepat, October 1
The World Bank has sanctioned a grant of Rs 10 crore for the expansion of CR State College of Engineering at Murthal in Sonepat district. Mr Dharamvir, Financial Commissioner and Secretary, Technical Education, Haryana, said this while inaugurating the zonal youth festival on the premises of the college, about 5 km from here, yesterday.

DU Dandiya night at Appu Ghar
orget the “issues” like U specials and safe campus, at least for the time being. The recently elected DUSU has it hands full, organising a fiesta for those wishing to do some Dandiya. This they claim is “part of their agenda, of making Delhi University a happening place both inside as well as outside the peripheries of the campus.”
  • Business summit
  • Quality circle
  • Ronu Majumdar at Hansraj
  • Kirtan Competition
  • AAFT’s farewell  programme
  • NIS launches banking  programme


Wages of bribe: Four-year term for retd SI
New Delhi, October 1
A Delhi Police Sub-Inspector who had taken bribe from a person in May 1996 was today sentenced by a Delhi court to an imprisonment of four years for demanding and accepting bribe and showing favour in two cases registered against the person.


Military Nursing Service celebrates Raising Day
Meerut, October 1
 To mark the day when a permanent Nursing Service was formed in the Indian Army, which consisted of 12 matrons, 18 sisters and 25 staff nurse, who were exclusively received from the India, on the first day of October in 1926, the Military Nursing Service today celebrated it 78th Raising Day.


Maruti-Suzuki Himalayan Rally
New Delhi, October 1
The fifth Maruti-Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya Rally, India’s most arduous motorsport event, will be held from October 7 to 10, under the aegis of the Himalayan Motorsport Association.

Some of the participants of the Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya at a preview meeting in the Capital on Wednesday. Photo by Kamal Singh
Some of the participants of the Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya at a preview meeting

Delhi Sports edge past Azad Club
New Delhi, October 1
Delhi Sports Club beat Azad Club 2-1 in a Super League match of the PNB Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday. All the goals came in the second half.


Licences of five fair price shops cancelled
Sonepat, October 1
The Food and Supplies Department has cancelled the licences of five fair price shops and suspended the supply of rationed commodities to 14 other fair price shops in Sonepat district during the current financial year. The action was taken against them for committing irregularities and malpractices in the distribution of rationed articles.


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