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DU students held for classmate’s murder
New Delhi, October 3
With the arrest of five persons, including two students of Delhi University, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved the kidnapping-cum-murder of Tarun Bharadwaj, alias Chintu (18), a first year student of Satyawati college of Delhi University.

Set politics aside, let Delhi zoom ahead: PM
New Delhi, October 3
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, while flagging off the Metro train between Tri Nagar and Tis Hazari, said today political rivalries should not come in the way of development of Delhi which had already been left behind in the race for modernisation.
Madan Lal Khurana, Chairman, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at the inauguration of the Tis Hazari-Trinagar section in the Capital
Madan Lal Khurana, Chairman, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at the inauguration of the Tis Hazari-Trinagar section in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal


Certificates, forms are now just a click away
New Delhi, October 3
The residents of Capital can now file applications online for securing various certificates issued by the office of deputy commissioner. They can also receive notification on government tenders and check their passport status on the Delhi Government portal.

A murder every alternate day in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, October 3
Every alternate day a murder takes place in Ghaziabad.
In September alone there have been 16 murders in Ghaziabad with the merchants of death targeting rural areas with impunity. A cop’s brother-in-law was murdered on September 1 in Pratap Vihar.

Education scheme for disabled by November
New Delhi, October 3
The Central government has assured the Delhi High Court that it will frame by November a comprehensive education scheme for the benefit of more than 20 million disabled children in the country.

JNU unveils election schedule
New Delhi, October 3
The election to the students union in Jawaharlal Nehru University will take place on October 20.
The dates for filing the nominations are October 8 and 9, the dates for withdrawal are October 10 and 11 and the list of final names will be put up on October 12.

Property worth thousands gutted in ITDC hotel
New Delhi, October 3
Property worth thousands of rupees was gutted in a fire that broke out in Hotel Ranjit here this afternoon.
The fire broke out on ground floor of the building around 2 pm. It engulfed the first and second floors of the building as well.

Widows rebuffed on Gandhi Jayanti
Faridabad, October 3
Inept handling led to at least 200 women, mostly widows, being rebuffed at a state-level function held to mark the Gandhi Jayanti at Palwal yesterday.
More than 200 poor women had been invited to attend the function and told that each one of them would receive a 50 kg flour bag and a sewing machine.


Unauthorised structures razed on govt’s instruction: Commissioner
New Delhi, October 3
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, claimed that jhuggi clusters and other unauthorised constructions were being demolished on the basis of policy formulated by the government. He said this when councillors objected to the demolitions in different areas of the Capital.

LOVE NEST. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Residents are craving for minimum civic facilities here
Jhajjar, October 3
The lack of political and administrative initiative on part of the authorities concerned in improving the basic facilities in the district headquarters has not only deteriorated the situation but also resulted in public resentment against them here.

Call to support caste-free politics
Rewari, October 3
Mr Vijay Somany, convenor of Rashtriya Navchetna (a prominent voluntary organisation of South Haryana) and newly appointed chairman of the Rewari Improvement Trust, has called upon the people of Rewari region to extend support to the Rashtriya Navchetna’s struggle which aimed at demolishing the hegemony of casteist politicians which was the root cause of the backwardness of Rewari, Mr Somany asserted.

Old man’s body found on railway track
Sonepat, October 3
The Government Railway Police found the body of an unidentified aged man (65), lying on the track near the railway station here last night. According to a report, the victim was crossing the track when he was hit by a goods train. The GRP has sent the body for a postmortem examination.

Armyman held for extortion
New Delhi, October 3
The Mandir Marg police have arrested an armyman for his alleged involved in an extortion case. A resident of New Rajender Nagar, Rohit Jolly (35), complained to the police that on September 7 around 11.15 pm, one person asked him for a lift as he reached Shivaji Stadium.

I appeared in the MCA final examination in December 2002 from IGNOU, Delhi. My result was delayed. I have visited the university a number of times to obtain my result. After a long struggle, my result was declared. But, now I have to wait for my mark-sheet as well as the provisional certificate.

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HKMS to agitate for workers’ rights
Rohtak, October 3
Haryana Karamchari Maha Sangh, a major employee organisation of the state, would chalk out an agitation strategy during its fifth bi-annual conference to be held here on October 18 and 19.

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Property tax assessment plan ‘arbitrary’, says PHDCCI
New Delhi, October 3
Describing the proposed unit area system for assessment of property tax in Delhi as “arbitrary”, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry today suggested the need for adopting a more reasonable area rate.

A slice of SA in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, October 3
Debonairs Pizza - the latest and nouveau entrant in the Indian fast food market segment, is going to make its debut with the launch of its first outlet in Gurgaon. The leading pizza franchise in South Africa, Debonairs Pizza, would dish out of its authentic gourmet pizzas and pizzas tampered to excite the Indian palette.


Students blame counsellors, to move HC on PGIMS admissions
Sonepat, October 3
Alleging cheating in the counselling for admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, the students who failed to get admission and their guardians have threatened to challenge the admissions in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.



Health mela focus on safe syringe practice
New Delhi, October 3
The focus of this year’s ‘Perfect Health Mela’ will be safe syringe practice. Alarmed by WHO’s estimates that 50 per cent of injections administered in developing countries like India are unsafe and incubating hives for the deadly HIV and Hepatitis B viruses.

Make blood donation a mass movement: Governor
Sonepat, October 3
The governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand, today exhorted the people to donate generously in the Red Cross Society which was engaged in serving the poor and destitute persons.

Kirpal Ruhani Mission felicitated
New Delhi, October 3
The Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immune Haematology and the National Aids Control Organisation felicitated Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission at a seminar to commemorate voluntary Blood Donation Day.


Simla Youngs lift soccer title
New Delhi, October 3
Simla Youngs edged past City Club 6-5 via sudden-death tie-beaker to lift the Lt. Governor’s Cup Prize Money Soccer Tournament title at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy C. K. Khanna being introduced to players of Swift Club
Vice-chairman of the National Cricket Academy C. K. Khanna being introduced to players of Swift Club at the inauguration of the Air Cargo Club of Delhi Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground. Former India wicket-keeper Vijay Dahiya is also seen.

Dharmender, Kishan bowl Govt School to victory
New Delhi, October 3
Devastating bowling spells by left-arm medium pacer Dharmender Pandey (4 for 16) and Kishan Buswala (3 for 14) helped Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Vikaspuri defeat Gyan Bharati School, Saket by five wickets in a league match of the fourth Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Vikas Puri ground.

DPS sail into Radha Kishan cricket semis
New Delhi, October 3
Delhi Public School, R K Puram defeated Salwan School by nine runs and entered the semi-final of the 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament, organised by the Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden.

Ayush stars for Anand Sports
New Delhi, October 3
A quickfire knock of 73, off just 46 balls, and studded with three sixes and nine fours, helped Anand Sports beat Maulana Azad Club by eight wickets in a DDCA A-II Division League match at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Former Test umpire Ram Babu Gupta meeting players before the inauguration of the DDCA League at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.
Former Test umpire Ram Babu Gupta meeting players

Dheeraj hits century for Najafgarh
New Delhi, October 3
A dashing century off 85 balls, studded with 15 boundaries, by Dheeraj Sharma and deadly bowling by Sachin Singh (2 for 26) helped Najafgarh Club defeat Gold Star Academy by three wickets in the second Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament at Najafgarh. Dheeraj was named the man of the match.

Sajal, Kunal move up in TT
New Delhi, October 3
Sajal Khandelwal and Kunal Kathuria disposed of Yatin Chauhan and Sarabjit Singh respectively to enter the third round of the sub-junior boys singles in the Stag 64th Delhi State Table Tennis Championship at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Friday.


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