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Girl gang raped in front of family
Pays for brother’s indiscretion
Meerut, October 11
Another black chapter was added to the history of Muzaffarnagar district on the night of Thursday, October 9, when a teenaged girl was gang raped in the presence of her parents and other family members by some youths of a particular community. The girl was subjected to this torture as her brother had eloped with the daughter of the landlord and the two had got married.

Health Alert
Hospitals must notify dengue cases to MCD
New Delhi, October 11
Mr Rakesh Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, today asked all medical institutions and hospitals to notify all cases of dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) to the Municipal Health Officer.  He said that dengue was a notifiable disease under Section 2 (a) (b) of the DMC Act, 1957, (Amended 1993) and its notification was mandatory.

BJP ready to take lid off Cong scandals
New Delhi, October 11
After Parivartan Yatra, the Delhi Pradesh BJP today held a Pardaphaash Sammelan to expose the scam in the privatisation of Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) and other scandals during the five-year reign of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the NCT of Delhi.

Participants at the Mrs India contest in the Capital
Participants at the Mrs India contest in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

public angst
Villagers exhibit body of murder victim on road, block traffic
Sonepat, October 11
Angry residents of Kabirpur village blocked the traffic and exhibited the body of a murder victim, one Jagan Nath, on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh Road near Sikka Colony, to register their protest against the killing, allegedly by the sarpanch and his associates, and demanded an immediate arrest of the culprits.

Meter scam whistle-blower shunted by HVPN
Panipat, October 11
When it comes to victimising upright employees, the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) seems to excel at it. The latest case in point is the alleged victimisation and transfer to Karnal of the district unit president of the All Haryana Power Corporation Workers’ Union, Mr Narinder Khokhar.

Delhi men drugged by motorist
Panipat, October 11
Two Delhi residents were robbed of their cash and valuables by two car-borne youths after being drugged on the Murthal-Panipat stretch of the G T Road yesterday.

Three criminals arrested after encounter 
Ghaziabad, October 11
The Loni police claim to have solved three crimes with the arrest of three persons after an encounter. One of those arrested carried an award of Rs 25,000 on his head. He had been absconding for the past one year.

Sore over third girl child, woman abandons baby
Noida, October 11
A woman, who had given birth to her third girl child, has gone missing, leaving the new born in the hospital. Efforts are being made to send the girl child to some social service organisation.


Third Front may have seat adjustment with SP
New Delhi, October 11
The Third Front could leave certain Assembly seats to the parties like the Samajwadi Party if an electoral understanding could be worked out among them. Chairman of Third Front Ramvir Singh Bidhuri on Saturday told media persons that the conglomerate had identified 55 out of the 70 seats it would like to contest. He said if the Left parties, Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal wanted to forge an electoral understanding with the Front, it could leave some seats for those parties.

Leaders of the Third Front addressing a press conference in the Capital on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Leaders of the Third Front addressing a press conference in the Capital


Ministry gives Haryana full marks for rural development 
Rohtak, October 11
Haryana is among the three states, identified as having good performance in implementing the rural development programmes in the country. The other two states are Tamilnadu and Orissa. This was disclosed at the National Conference of Project Directors of District Rural Development Agencies held in Delhi on October 9 and 10.

Activists of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee demonstrating against the sexual assault on a JMC student
Activists of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee demonstrating against the sexual assault on a JMC student, allegedly by four soldiers, in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Special Focus on rewari
Hero Honda embroiled in sodomy controversy
Rewari, October 11
Grave allegations of sodomy have been levelled against certain officials of the personnel wing of Hero Honda Motors Ltd, a prestigious industrial concern of Dharuhera, by a sacked casual worker.

Vehicle crushes two at petrol pump on G T Road 
Sonepat, October 11
Two persons, including a lambardar, were killed on the spot when a vehicle hit them while they were waiting at a petrol pump on the G T Road near Ganaur town, 20 km from here last night.

protest zone
DPCC sit-in against poor law and order
New Delhi, October 11
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Saturday held a sit-in at Jantar Mantar to protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in the Capital. On the occasion, DPCC president Prem Singh accused Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister of Home Affairs L.K. Advani of “failing in his duty”.

search within
Faith should be a life changing experience
e live in a world of complex realities today. People, all seeking happiness, choose varied paths to realise their goal. They run here and there, chasing one shadow after another, fretting and fuming meanwhile. When they finally achieve their desired dreams they find they are made of chaff.

Nine children hurt in building collapse
New Delhi, October 11
Nine children were injured in a building collapse in a community centre in block–17 in Kalyanpuri this evening. The police said that the mishap happened around 3.30 pm when the children were watching television. The building collapsed suddenly. The injured Rakesh (7), Vicky (7), Sunny (12), Krishan (12), Vikas (10), Neeraj (10), Akash (12), Rajni (15) and Monu (13) were immediately rushed to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.

One of the children injured in a building collapse at Kalyanpuri in the Capital on Saturday. — A Tribune Photograph
One of the children injured in a building collapse at Kalyanpuri in the Capital

Angry passengers disrupt train services
Sonepat, October 11
Train services remained disrupted for hours on the Sonepat-Delhi section of the Northern Railway following picketing of railway tracks by the irate passengers at Narela Railway Station, about 11 km from here last night.

Mail Divali cards without tickets!
Sonepat, October 11
The postal department has started the sale of Divali greeting cards which can be posted without affixing the tickets on them. According to a report, this is for the first time in the history of the department that the sale of such cards has been started. 

Guru Ramdass’ anniversary celebrated
New Delhi:
A huge congregation was held at Lakhi Shah Vanjara Hall of Gurdwara Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sahib Sri Guru Ramdass Ji, the founder of Sri Amritsar. It was organised here under the aegis of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.


Managing human resources key to staying in global market 
Faridabad, October 11
The management of human resources is a vital ingredient to maintain competitiveness and stay in the global market for any industry or trade in the challenging business scenario. This was stated by Mr Rajiv Gupta, managing director of the Resource Development International, while speaking as chief guest at a seminar organised by the Faridabad Small Industries Association (FSIA) here on Friday.

BSNL updates Faridabad, Gurgaon phone directory
Faridabad, October 11
A new phone directory of Faridabad and Gurgaon zone of BSNL phone consumers was released here by the Chief General Manager, Telecom, Haryana, Mr A. K. Nagpal.


HAU centre to give info on market trends
Sonepat, October 11
Mr M.K. Miglani, the Vice-Chancellor of the Haryana Agriculture University (HAU) Hisar, today said that the HAU would set up an all-India coordinating centre in Sonepat to provide the latest information on the diversification of agriculture, market trends at national and international levels and research works on cropping pattern.

Candidates named for JNU elections
New Delhi, October 11
Parties contesting for the seats in the students’ union of the Jawaharlal Nehru University announced the names of the candidates selected to fight for the central panel here today.


Millions in India on WHO osteoporosis check list
New Delhi, October 11
National Dialogue, an independent body of concerned citizens addressing various issues being faced by the country, organised a seminar on osteoporosis and its impact on the country. The seminar featured leading medical experts from the country who discussed the increasing prevalence of the disease and its impact on the country.

Shutting your eyes to a problem
Nearly 54 per cent of schoolchildren across the country are not even aware that they need vision correction, according to the findings of a survey, reported by Bausch & Lomb, global eyecare company and Vision Improvement Experts Working Council (VIEW), a non-government organisation. The figures were released a day before the World Sight Day (October 8) from data compiled during a year-long School Vision Screening programme, which covered 1.3 lakh school students in 11 cities.

Vision defect is one of the leading causes of avoidable blindness in the country.
Vision defect is one of the leading causes of avoidable blindness in the country


Ganga School to host CBSE North Zone Hockey
New Delhi, October 11
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) North Zone Hockey Tournament will be held at the Ganga International School ground, Hiran Kudna (Rohtak Road) from October 13 to 18. Around 60 school teams from five States—Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir—will participate in the tournament.

Najafgarh Club enter Friendship Cup semis
New Delhi, October 11
Deadly bowling by Imran Shokeen (4 for 16) and a dashing knock of 66 with ten fours by Naveen Gahlot helped Najafgarh Sports Club defeat Surmount Club by 116 runs and entered the semi-final of the second Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Stadium. Imran Shokeen was named the man of the match.

Scott Bayman stars in golf gala
New Delhi, October 11
Some of India’s leading corporate captains set the course alight with a scintillating display in the day-night Hughes Golf 2003 at the DLF golf course on Friday night. GE India head Scott Bayman and team outplayed DLF’s Col Kapil Kaul’s team on a count-back to pocket the glittering winner’s trophy.

Modern to meet DPS in SPV final
New Delhi, October 11
Modern School, Barakhamba Road defeated Frank Anthony School by 72 runs and Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road defeated Sardar Patel Vidyalaya (SPV) by one wicket to enter the final of the first Sardar Patel Inter-School Under-15 Cricket Tournament for the M L Sharma Trophy at the SPV ground.

Ankur Buddiraja shines
New Delhi, October 11
Deadly bowling by Ankur Buddiraja (4 for 33) and a dashing knock of 43 by Nakul Chopra helped Golden Hawks beat Shahdara Sports Club by 44 runs in the DDCA Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground on Friday.

Mayank, Sachin move up in Jaspal Kaur TT
New Delhi, October 11
Mayank Jain of Jaspal Kaur Public School and Sachin entered the third round of the boys singles in the 16th Jaspal Kaur Memorial Table Tennis Tournament at the school premises on Saturday.


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