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Calves’ tails chopped off: Tantrik on the loose?
Sonepat, October 5
The villagers of Mahendipur have been rattled by recent incidents of calves’ tails being chopped off. There have been reportedly 17 such incidents in the past one month; in 15 cases, the calves perished due to excessive bleeding.

Dengue death claims refuted
Faridabad, October 5
The Faridabad Health Department is adamant that there have been no dengue deaths in the district so far. Even the death of a woman of Dhatir village of Palwal sub-division on October 1, apparently due to dengue, has been contested by the District Medical Health Officer, who has dismissed it as a case of meningitis.

65-year-old dies in case of road rage
Sonepat, October 5
An 65-year-old man, Mr Maleh Ram, has died as a result of injuries sustained in what seems to be a case of road rage. He was reportedly hit by a tractor in a street outside his house at Kakroi village, about 9 km form here last evening. It is stated that Maleh Ram was feeding his buffaloes when one Hem Chander, who was driving a tractor, happened to pass that way.

Hundreds of effigies of Ravana, perhaps the largest in any city, were consigned to flames
Hundreds of effigies of Ravana, perhaps the largest in any city, were consigned to flames in various parts of the Capital on Sunday evening. Such was the enthusiasm that the Delhi Police’s drive against sound pollution fell on deaf ears. The main event was organised at Subhash Ground, near the historic Red Fort, where both the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, joined the rejoicing crowd. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Three new jails to ease burden on Tihar
New Delhi, October 5
Three new jails are likely to come up soon in the Capital to decongest the high-security Tihar Central Jail which at present accommodates 12,786 undertrials and convicts, over three times its sanctioned capacity.

He chucked his job with an MNC to work for underprivileged
New Delhi, October 5
For the young MBA from Delhi University, Dinesh Kumar Singh, July 1999 turned out to be an eventful month. Like hundreds of others, he had virtually realised his dream and that of his parents as well. He had graduated with good marks and had also managed to get a lucrative job in a multinational. The future looked bright. But apparently, destiny had other designs for this sensitive youth.

Traders’ stir from today
New Delhi, October 5
The traders in the Capital will start an agitation from tomorrow in protest against the recent orders of the Sales Tax department on Trade Identification Number (TIN). The agitation will be launched under the banner of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) at Ajmeri Gate Chowk in the walled city. The protestors will burn an effigy among other things, a press release said.


An exhibition on household textiles & accessories at Pragati Maidan
An exhibition on household textiles & accessories at Pragati Maidan in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Faridabad roads in disrepair
Faridabad, October 5
The roads are in a state of disrepair here, so much so that the industrialists of Faridabad described the damaged roads as the number one problem in the district at the time of the inauguration of the ‘Surajkund Trade Fest’ here yesterday evening. The Chief Minister was the chief guest on the occasion.

Dalits petition NHRC
Sonepat, October 5
The Dalits of Udesipur village under Gannaur police station in this district have sent a memorandum to Mr A S Anand, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, airing their grievances and highlighting the atrocities perpetrated on them by the majority community. The memorandum has alleged that some people of the majority community forced their way into the house of Mr Subhash, son of Mr Amar Singh, a Dalit. 

Indians in great demand in Australia: Educationist
Rewari, October 5
Prof. V.D. Randev, a veteran educationist of the town, has said that during his recent tour of Australia, he found that the Indian settlers were leading a prosperous and respectable life there.

RWA election candidate contests results
Gurgaon, October 5
It was the election for the office-bearers of DLF Qutab Enclave Residents’ Welfare Association, but the stakes for the contestants, especially for the post of president, appeared to be high.

Four labourers injured in roof collapse
Sonepat, October 5
At least four labourers were injured one of them seriously when a roof of a house being constructed collapsed near Mamoon Bhanja Chowk here last evening. According to a report, the injured were taken out from the debris and rushed to the Civil Hospital from where one of them was sent to a trauma centre in Delhi.


200 cases of mobile snatching solved
New Delhi, October 5
With the arrest of four persons, the South-West police today claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers and solved at least 200 cases of snatching of mobile phones.

Snatchers, burglar held
New Delhi, October 5
The East district police have arrested three persons and claimed to have solved at least four cases of snatching. On August 26, the police received a complaint from one Lachi Ram, resident of Haryana and an employee of telephone exchange, Sahibabad that his bag containing Rs 50,000, self payee cheque worth Rs 35,000, challans and other receipts were snatched by a motorcycle-borne youth from the New Rajdhani Enclave.

Eight hurt in group clash
Noida, October 5
Eight person were injured in a bloody clash between two groups in Atta Gujran village under Dankaur police station area on Saturday. Police have arrested about a dozen rioters today. The police had arrested Manoj and Ravinder of one group yesterday, the ruffians of other group were arrested this morning.


Float on air, this shoe has cushy interior
SF range of shoes has achieved yet another milestone by launching a Complete Leather Shoe. The shoes have a genuine leather sole and the shoe upper is made of floater leather. The shoe has a plush interior with supple linings. Available in the shape of chisel toes, the shoe can be maintained with normal wax polish. These dress shoes are most wanted for a formal evening wear.


Kashmiri migrant teachers to get a higher stipend
New Delhi, October 5
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to enhance the monthly remuneration of Kashmiri migrant teachers working in the corporation’s schools. They work on contract basis and get a stipend of Rs 5,000 per month.

And now, school help in Clean Delhi Drive
al Bhavan Public School, in keeping with the Clean Green Delhi Drive initiated by the Chief Minister, Ms Sheila Dikshit, has undertaken various activities to clean the city. The Eco Club of the school’s branch in Mayur Vihar, Phase II, along with the Delhi Government and the MCD have undertaken the endeavour to clean the city.
  • Inter-school English debate
  • Expertise in global education
  • Award for Ryan founder, Director
  • Design & tech part of curriculum

Stay in a positive frame of mind. It’s the best anti-worry tonic

t is not work that breaks men down. Neither is it the problems that they have to solve. It is the wrong attitude of mind. It’s fussing and fretting and becoming exasperated that are the culprits. There is no cure for worry; but certainly a positive frame of mind works as an anti-worry tonic.


Vishal Sareen upsets Surya Sekhar
New Delhi, October 5
Vishal Sareen of Delhi upset Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly in the fifth round of the Parsvnath International Rating Chess Tournament at the Bapu Sewa Samaj in Delhi on Sunday.

PNB Academy lift hockey title
New Delhi, October 5
Punjab National Bank (PNB) Academy defeated Azad Club 4-2 to annex the tile in the Delhi Hockey League for Clubs at Shivaji Stadium on Sunday. PNB Academy led by 3-1 at half time.

Under-15 cricket trials on Oct 11 at DPS
Rohtak, October 5
The trials for the selection of the Haryana team for the Polly Umrigar Trophy Cricket tourney (under-15) for the year 2003-2004 will be conducted at Delhi Public School on October 11 and 12.

Ravindra topple Hansraj Model School
New Delhi:
Ravindra School, Pitampura toppled defending champions Hansraj Model School (Punjabi Bagh) by six wickets and entered the final of the Radha Kishan Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Cambridge Foundation School ground.


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