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Dy Director held for army job racket
New Delhi, October 2
With the arrest of two persons, including a Deputy Director (Sugar Technology) in the Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs, the South-West district police today claimed to have busted a racket of recruiting candidates in the Armed Forces by using fake documents.

When the town’s sanitary health held hostage to cold war
Mahendragarh, October 2
Even after the change of guard in the local municipal committee, the residents continue to suffer due to lack of civic amenities.

RAVAN HI RAVAN RAVAN HI RAVAN: An artist gives a finishing touch to the effigies of Ravan for the Dussehra festival in the Capital on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Dabasheesh Chakarvarty involved in fake credit card business being arrested by the CBI in the Capital on Thursday.
Dabasheesh Chakarvarty involved in fake credit card business being arrested by the CBI in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh 

JNU election schedule: Fair for some, foul for others!
New Delhi, October 2
Finalising the dates for the election to the students’ union in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) seems to have acquired more significance than the issue of poll itself.

Autumn hols: Different schools, different norms
Faridabad, October 2
Although a majority of the private and public schools follow the CBSE syllabus and pattern as far as the education curriculum is concerned, many of the institutions seem to have developed their own set of norms for the holidays and breaks.

DSP shot at by robbers
Ghaziabad, October 2
Police Circle Officer (DSP) Padam Singh was shot at and injured by some robbers when he resisted their attempt to loot the passengers of Kofiayat Express train yesterday morning near Chola in Dankaur.

Taj Expressway: Panel asked to submit report in two months
Noida, October 2
The Chairman of the Judicial Commission constituted by the UP Governor, former Judge S. R. Mishra, reached Noida yesterday to commence the inquiry into the Taj Expressway controversy.


Cong to hold rally against ‘anti-public’ policies on Oct 12
Bhiwani, October 2
The District Congress Committee has announced to launch agitation against the discriminatory attitude towards Bhiwani district, the deteriorating law and order situation, the affiliation of Bhiwani colleges to Sirsa University, insufficient supply of electricity and power and anti-public policies of the state government at a rally to be held here on October 12.


Art frat flays Pak govt for refusing visa
Rohtak, October 2
Artists and art lovers of the city held a meeting in the Pandit Sri Ram Sharma Rangshala and criticised the Pakistan government for not granting visas to the Indian artists for participating in the World Performing Arts Festival, 2003, being held at Lahore from October 17 to 26.

Durga Puja being organised by Aaram Bagh Durga Pooja Samiti
AT FULL THROTTLE: Durga Puja being organised by Aaram Bagh Durga Pooja Samiti in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Former Haryana minister remembered
Rewari , October 2
Rich tributes were paid to Kanhaiya Lal Poswal, former Home Minister of Haryana and a celebrated veteran citizen of Rewari, at a shradhanjali samaroh organised to condole his recent demise in the spacious hall of Punjabi Dharamshala here yesterday. Poswal died at the ripe age of 82 at his residence in Gurgaon on September 22.

PM releases book on vintage Chandni Chowk
New Delhi, October 2
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said, “Words are powerful, but a photograph is more than a thousand words. It doesn’t speak, yet it says a lot. It lends form to history, and appearance to thoughts.”

Homage paid to Gandhi, Shastri
Rohtak, October 2
Leaders of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries on Thursday. Mr Krishan Murti Hooda, a former minister and spokesman of the HPCC, said Congressmen performed havan in different parts of the state. 

MDU students demand fee hike withdrawal
Rohtak, October 2
Activists of the Students Federation of India recently convinced the students to boycott their classes in response to the call given by the Sanyukta Chhatra Sangharsh Samiti, Haryana, to observe a strike all over the state.

Floral tributes paid to freedom fighter
Rohtak, October 2
The district officials along with freedom fighters and their relatives paid floral tributes to renowned freedom fighter Pt Shri Ram Sharma on his 104th birth anniversary yesterday.

Countering disability: Delhi plays host to global convention
New Delhi, October 2
Impact India Foundation (IIF), a voluntary agency providing better medical facilities, is organising a two-day global convention in Delhi on the occasion of its 29th anniversary. Representatives from the member countries, including the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Denmark and Singapore, will share their plans and achievements for the last year as part of a comprehensive global agenda to counter the growing disability problem and its economic dimension in different countries.

Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at a function organised in Gandhi Sevashram at Palwal in Haryana to mark the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations.
Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at a function organised in Gandhi Sevashram at Palwal in Haryana to mark the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations.

Girl alleges threat to life from brothers
Sonepat, October 2
Usha Aggarwal of Gohana town has sought protection for her life and property, alleging that her two brothers wanted to grab her property and had attacked her on September 18 when she was returning from Sonepat after attending a hearing in the court of the District and Sessions Judge, Sonepat.

Drive to recover power bill arrears
Jhajjar, October 2
The state government has decided to re-launch the campaign on recovery of electricity bill arrears from the villagers after the Dusshera festival. According to the sources, the state government has not offered any waiver scheme in paying the electricity bills and the consumers having arrears would have to pay their bills in full. The District Administration held a meeting today in this regard and started gearing itself up for the campaign. 

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Nursery student crushed to death
Faridabad: A three and half years old nursery student of a public school at Palwal town was crushed to death by the school’s own bus yesterday. The deceased identified as Sanya Chhabra was trying to lift her water bottle from the road when a bus of the school hit her while reversing. She died on the spot. The girl, a student of LKG, was dropped by her father at the school gate a few minutes earlier when the incident took place. The bus driver has been arrested.


Skimmed milk powder to reach Delhi by Oct 10
New Delhi, October 2
The milk shortage in the Capital due to festival demands is likely to be eased as 6,000 metric tonnes of skimmed milk powder (SMP), imported by the city’s leading supplier, Mother Dairy, is to reach here by October 10.


Court strictures on police on FIR
New Delhi, October 2
A city court today slapped the Delhi Police saying that not registering FIR is matter of practice of the police. The court said this while convicting an accused of dishonestly receiving a stolen TV set, despite the fact that the FIR concerning the theft of the TV set was registered after its recovery.


Hail festive season!
N a befitting tribute to the festival season and Devi Paksh, the Anant Art Gallery here is putting up an exhibition of paintings by some of the renowned artists of the country from October 8 to 28. Among the artists whose works will be on display at the exhibition are: Arup Das, Shyamal Dutta Ray, Neeraj Goswami, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Shuvaprasanna, Naina Kanodia, Yusuf Arrakal, Jayasri Burman, Chandra Bhattacharya, Subroto Gangopadhjaya and Gautam Basu. The exhibition is being curated by well-known art critic, Ratnottama Sengupta.

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Small M’s big dream
AGER for their offspring to achieve childhood stardom, many parents would go to any length to achieve their dream and in the process often scar the psyche of the child for life. Mercifully, there was no such pressure on the Mehndi brothers who were all natural born performers.

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Kavi Sammelan by Ram Lila committee
New Delhi, October 2
One of the oldest Ram Lila committees of this walled city, Shree Dharmik Lila committee organised a national level kavi sammelan which was inaugurated by the Central Sports Minister, Mr Vijay Goel, and presided over by the committee president, Mr Bansidhar Gupta.


Delhiites urged to donate blood annually
New Delhi, October 2
Contrary to the perception that blood donations causes weakness in a person, health experts point out that blood donation can lead to a decrease in the chances of a person acquiring diseases.


Young Star annex Friendship Trophy
New Delhi, October 2
Young Star Cricket Association from Chennai defeated Keshav Puram Club by 64 runs to lift the Friendship Trophy at the Mohan Meakin ground, Ghaziabad.

Top players for chess tourney
New Delhi, October 2
Top players from India, Uzbekistan, Scotland, Russia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Nepal, Philippines and Moldova are participating in the Parsvnath International Chess Tournament, which commenced at the Bapu Samaj Sewa Kendra, Panchkuyian Road, on Thursday. All India Council of Sports president Vijay Kumar Malhotra inaugurated the tournament.
Maneka Gandhi, Pradeep Jain, Chairman, Parsvnath, and AICS president Vijay Kumar Malhotra at the inauguration of the Parsvnath International Chess Tournament in the Capital on Thursday.
Maneka Gandhi, Pradeep Jain, Chairman, Parsvnath, and AICS president Vijay Kumar Malhotra at the inauguration of the Parsvnath International Chess Tournament in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Roopam VatsRoopam Vats shines in CBSE tourney
Panipat, October 2
DAV Thermal Colony Public School, Panipat, was adjudged toppers in the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE) North Zone Inter-School Games Tournament for winning seven gold and six silver, in which 692 students of 124 schools from six states participated.

Abhilash, Ankur star for Gyan Bharti
New Delhi, October 2
Deadly bowling of 3 for 24 by Abhilash Malik and a dashing knock of 75 by Ankur Julka helped Gyan Bharti School, Saket beat Rama Krishna School by 30 runs in the Parle Cup Inter-School U-17 Cricket Tournament on Thursday.

PNB crush Chota Nagpur
New Delhi, October 2
Punjab National Bank (PNB) Academy crushed Chota Nagpur 9-0 in the Delhi State Hockey League for Clubs at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday. Three goals came in the first half. Mandeep, Parmod Kumar, Satpal and Rajender scored two goals each while Yashpal and Prabhakar scored one each.

Divakar hits ton for R K Puram
New Delhi, October 2
A dynamic century knock of 100, studded with 14 boundaries, by Divakar Jha enabled Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram defeat DPS, Ranipur by 161 runs in the All-India DPS Cricket Tournament on Thursday.

Himansh, Ekta top seedings in Delhi TT
New Delhi, October 2
Himansh P. Kala and Ekta Bhambri have been given top billing in the men’s and women’s section respectively in the 64th Delhi State Table Tennis Tournament to be held at the Talkatora indoor stadium from Friday.


MCD to take up streetlights’ issue with LG
New Delhi
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to take up the issue of non-functional streetlights in the Capital with the Lt-Governor, Mr Vijai Kapoor, as the DISCOM charges electricity bill of the total streetlights in the city but it does not repair those not functioning.Top

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