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Dengue cases spurt, alarm bells ringing
New Delhi, October 7
With reports of steady increase in the number of reported cases of dengue in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, alarm bells have started ringing in the official circles here. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Delhi Government hurriedly convened meetings to review the situation and send out instructions to the hospitals and officials across the nationís Capital.

29 cases confirmed in Ghaziabad district
Ghaziabad, October 7
The Health Department is not taking the dengue threat seriously, although 29 cases of the disease have been confirmed in Ghaziabad district.

Delhi BJP President Madan Lal Khurana, Pramod Mahajan, and other senior leaders sitting on dharna Delhi BJP President Madan Lal Khurana, Pramod Mahajan, and other senior leaders sitting on dharna against the Sheila Dikshit government at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 


Emergency ward infected with gangrene in major goof-up
Meerut, October 7
If you have an emergency at hand, donít rush to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hospital and Medical College, Meerut, as all emergency services in the hospital have been suspended for two weeks. The Emergency Department had to shut down due to a major goof-up. Vallabh Bhai Patel Hospital caters to patients from Meerut, Bulandshahr, Bijnore, J P Nagar, Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar and several other adjoining districts.

Magistrateís refusal to summon SSP upheld
Rohtak, October 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that under Section 204 of the CrPC a magistrate can proceed to summon an accused if there is sufficient ground for the same. Sufficient ground for proceeding is made out if there is a prima facie case.

Actress and social activist Nandita Das with one of the children at a press conference on Children's World Congress
Actress and social activist Nandita Das with one of the children at a press conference on Children's World Congress on Child Labour in the Capital on Tuesday. Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Rohtak SP in dock for Sampla fracas
Sonepat, October 7
A number of political parties and social organisations demanded action against the Superintendent of Police, Rohtak, and other police personnel who had maltreated women at Sampla in Rohtak district last Friday.

Faridabad cops unable to check spiralling crime rate
Faridabad, October 7
At least six dacoities and robberies in the past two weeks in the town have rattled the residents here, who are wondering whether the police can hold the crime graph or prefers being engaged in VIP duties.

HVP presses for criminal case against cops
Jhajjar, October 7
Mr Manphool Singh, senior vice-president of the HVP, in a press conference demanded filing of criminal cases against the guilty police officials who roughed up the villagers who were asking for an audience with the Chief Minister in connection with the disappearance of two youths of the same village.

Youth Cong leader assaulted
Mr Sandeep Singh (21), president of the district unit of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front and a leader of the Youth Congress, was seriously injured when he was allegedly attacked with iron rods by four armed youths while he was going to a shop near his house in Surjan Singh Park here last night.


Janata Dal (S) to contest 20 seats in Delhi
New Delhi, October 7
The Janata Dal (Secular) today announced that it will contest 20 seats and work out alliances with like-minded parties to emerge as an alternative to the Congress and the BJP in the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

JD (U) criticises bureaucratsí appointment as VCs 
Sonepat, October 7
The Haryana Pradesh Janata Dal (U) president, Mr Ved Prakash Vidrohi, has criticised the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) government headed by Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister, for appointing bureaucrats as Vice-Chancellors of the universities in the state.

Mulayamís jumbo UP Cabinet under fire
Noida, October 7
The UP Chief Minister, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav, seems to be under tremendous pressure by the MLAs he has attracted from other parties in forming the UP Government.


After Dussehra hols, itís scramble for railway tickets
Sonepat, October 7
Chaotic conditions prevail outside the railway booking office here yesterday following the unprecedented rush of passengers, lining up for purchase of tickets and monthly season tickets (MSTs).

Farmers feel key facts were not presented
Gurgaon, October 7
The farmers of about 20 villages of Gurgaon sub-division, reeling from the shock of the Supreme Courtís rejection of their Special Leave Petition, see a ray of hope now. The farmer had filed the SLP against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in connection with the monetary compensation for the land acquired by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).

Farmers stage dharna for water, electricity
Bhiwani, October 7
Demanding adequate supply of drinking and canal water, cheap electricity, subsidy for agriculture, employment and waiving of loans, the farmers under joint banner of Nahari Pani Lao Sangharsh Committee, Bhiwani and All India Krishak Khet Mazdoor Sangthan Bhiwani staged demonstration and dharna outside the office of the deputy commissioner and submitted a memorandum to the administration for the chief minister here today.

Vegetable growers warned against use of oxytocin injection
Sonepat, October 7
Dr M.S. Dahiya, senior scientist, vegetable crops of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra Haryana, has cautioned the vegetable growers against the use of oxytocin injection in bottle gourd and in other cucurbits for increasing the fruit yield and size of the fruit.

Two friends robbed of cash, mobile 
Sonepat, October 7
Mr Maninder Singh, a resident of Ganaur and Mr Mahavir Singh, a friend of Mr Maninder Singh were robbed of Rs 1,100 and a mobile phone by three armed miscreants while they were going homes after getting off a train around 10.30 pm at Ganaur Railway Station about 16 km from here last night.
  • Held for bid to paw women
  • One killed in accident
  • Official probing into Noida scams seeks more time

Phool Walon Ki Sair: President to get embroidered pankha
New Delhi, October 7
President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will be presented with an embroidered pankha (fan) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here tomorrow on the occasion of the annual Phool Walon Ki Sair, a historic festival started during the Mughal period.


Masked, armed men rob at will here
Ghaziabad, October 7
Masked criminals are having a free run in Ghaziabad these days. Six houses have been targeted by them in last fortnight. The police continue to be clueless about the identity of the gangs so far while there is panic among people as a result of these robberies by armed and masked criminals.

School vice-principal booked
New Delhi, October 7
The South district police have registered a complaint of harassment against the vice-principal and secretary of managing committee of Mata Gujri Public School. The complaint was lodged by a schoolteacher, Mrs Narinder Kaur.

Two nabbed for running fake transport authority
New Delhi, October 7
The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch has arrested two persons for running a parallel transport authority in the Vikaspuri area of West district. The sleuths after receiving a tip-off, laid a trap in the area and nabbed the accused by sending a decoy customer.


Suzuki-Maruti foundry unit at Manesar inaugurated
Gurgaon, October 7
The foundry unit of Suzuki Metal India Limited (SMIL), a joint venture between Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan and Maruti Udyog Limited, was inaugurated at Manesar today. The plant will undertake domestic production of aluminium castings, used in multi-valve car engines. It will manufacture components such as cylinder blocks, transmission cases and cylinder heads.


Trinkets for festive season
anishq has launched a new range of jewellery for the Divali celebrations. The festive range collection comprises the ethnic gold collection, the enamel and diamond collection, the paisley collection and the diamonds and coloured stones collection. The ethnic gold collection offers sets in more than 60 designs, the collection is inspired by the glory of the sun and special polishes have been used to create a new look. Enamel and diamond collection.

  • Contemporary style and traditional designs
  • A copious amount of colour in this collection
  • AAA launches aerobic trainersí programme
  • Wedding collection from Pitambari
  • P P opens second design estate
Enamel and diamond collection


Alexander joins Ramesh at the top
New Delhi, October 7
Russian Grandmaster Alexander Fominyh (7.0) joined overnight leader R B Ramesh when he scored over V Koshy in the eighth round of the Parsvnath International Rating Chess Tournament at the Bapu Sewa Samaj in Delhi on Tuesday.

Rajiv, Ekta annex table tennis titles
New Delhi, October 7
Rajiv Ghai of Indian Oil Corporation defeated Nitin Mahajan of Food Corporation of India 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7 to annex the menís singles title while Ekta Bhambri got the better of her sister Esha Bhambri 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8 to lift the womenís singles title in the 64th Stag Delhi State Table Tennis Championship which concluded at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Tuesday.
The title winners of the Delhi State Table Tennis Championship
The title winners of the Delhi State Table Tennis Championship with chief guest C R Gopinath of SAI.

Charanjeet guides Gyan Bharati to victory
New Delhi, October 7
An all-round display by Charanjeet Singh (21 and 3 for 5) helped Gyan Bharati School, Saket beat Don Bosco School by two runs in the Inter-School Sub-Junior Zone 25 Cricket Tournament.

The students of the Adept Taekwondo Academy who won 11 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze medals in the Taekwondo Championship
The students of the Adept Taekwondo Academy who won 11 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze medals in the Taekwondo Championship held at the Ramjas Complex with technical director Vinod Sharma.

Big win for Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
New Delhi, October 7
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya (SPV) trounced Lovely Public School by 127 runs in a Group B match of the inaugural SPV Invitational Under-15 Cricket Tournament.



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