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HC spells out details of witness protection plan
New Delhi, October 14
In an effort to fill the lacunae caused by the absence of a witness protection programme in the country, the Delhi High Court today spelled out “witness protection guidelines” to stem the frequent instances of key witnesses turning hostile in important cases.

SC reserves ruling on FAR changes
New Delhi, October 14
The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on a petition challenging the Centre’s notification allowing regularisation of certain modifications in the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) by house owners in the Capital on the basis of the Malhotra Committee report.

Meerut Walled City tense over incident at temple
Meerut, October 14
Communal tension gripped the city in the morning when two youths on a motorbike allegedly threw a hand grenade and some pieces of meat in a temple. At least four persons, including the head priest and a woman, were injured in the incident.

Women in bridal finery looking at the moon through a sieve to break their fast on the occasion of Karva Chauth.
OVER THE MOON: Women in bridal finery looking at the moon through a sieve to break their fast on the occasion of Karva Chauth.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal.

Single window clearance for Noida industrial plots
Noida, October 14
Winds of change have started blowing here with the Noida administration coming up with a new strategy for the industrial development of the region.

New PGIMS wards: Square pegs in round holes
Rohtak, October 14
The administration of Pt B. D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) has ordered shifting of some of the most essential life-saving and efficiently running services from their present locations to other wards.

Woman, child killed by speeding bus
Ghaziabad: Three persons were killed in two road mishaps here. In the first incident, a woman, Shahjahan, and her daughter Gulshan were crushed to death while her husband Shakil was seriously injured when a bus coming at a high speed near Garima Colony in Sahibabad hit them.

Delhi boy chosen NASA’s student astronaut
New Delhi, October 14
A dream, a fantasy, a longing to travel to the distant stars is what binds millions of children across the globe. For Saatvik Aggarwal, a class X student, the dream has turned into reality with the 14-year-old being cast in the role of a student astronaut.


Cong leader accused of making anti-party remarks
Rohtak, October 14
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has charged the Opposition leader, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, with weakening the party by releasing statements against the Congress leaders.


Agitated villagers disrupt traffic over police inaction
Sonepat, October 14
Agitated over the police inaction and its failure to arrest the alleged accused in a case of murderous attack on two youths of village Fazilpur hundreds of villagers blocked the Sonepat-Bahalgarh Road for more than two hours on Monday evening. The villagers placed the body of one of the victim on the road.

This security person is too enthralled by the stars of yesteryears to keep vigil during the 34th Film Festival at Siri Fort in the Capital on Tuesday.
This security person is too enthralled by the stars of yesteryears to keep vigil during the 34th Film Festival at Siri Fort in the Capital on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Rs 2.50 cr scheme makes little difference to sanitary conditions
Sonepat, October 14
Even after the sanction of the Rs 2.50 crore World Bank-aided ‘Solid Waste Management Scheme’, there has been little improvement in the sanitary conditions in Sonepat.

Socially deserted girls open a new chapter in their life
Meerut, October 14
Deserted by the family and society alike, they went through hell for long. However, their suffering seems to be over now as they prepare to live happily ever after. These newly wedded girls have long stories of suffering.

Plan to shift dairies to special zone runs into roadblock
Gurgaon, October 14
The plan of municipality to shift the dairies from the city to a special zone in village Khedki Majra appears to have run into roadblock as the dairy owners are unwilling to shift to the new site.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on the occasion of ‘St. John Ambulance Brigade Day 2003’ at the Maulana Azad Medical College in the Capital on Tuesday.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on the occasion of ‘St. John Ambulance Brigade Day 2003’ at the Maulana Azad Medical College in the Capital on Tuesday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

Malaria stalking Bahadurgarh villages, two die
Jhajjar, October 14
Malaria is stalking some villages in Bahadurgarh sub-division of the district as two deaths have been reported due to the Plasmodium Fasliforum (PF) in Rohad village recently.

  • Youth shot at

Farmer killed in sleep, body found in tubewell
Rewari, October 14
Mangtu Ram Yadav, a young farmer of Dahina village about 25 km from here, was brutally done to death allegedly by another farmer of the same village while the former was sleeping on a cot in a field near the village last night.

  • HSMITC workers rebut claim

  • Anaesthesiologists’ meet

Last date to pay property tax extended
New Delhi, October 14
The Municipal Commissioner, Mr Rakesh Mehta, today said that the last date for payment of property tax with full rebate of 20 per cent has been extended till October 31 to enable more tax payers to avail themselves of the benefit of rebate.

  • MCD to drain out fountains to check mosquito menace



Man kills aunt for unrequited love
New Delhi, October 14
The North-East district police today claimed to have arrested one Asif alias Zunoor Khan alias Nanhe (21), resident of Seelampur, who had killed his maternal aunt Suraiya in the Subhash Vihar area. The reason? She had repulsed his advances.

  • Gambling racket busted

  • Three held for smuggling liquor

Gang of five dacoits smashed
Sonepat, October 14
With the arrest of five armed persons, the CIA staff have busted a gang of dacoits operating in this region for the past few months. Superintendent of Police Paramjit Singh Ahlawat told mediapersons here today that the bandits were identified as Narinder of Ahulana village, Dinesh alias Baboo of Chhinauli village, Naresh, son of Mr Hem Chand of Rubhra village, Naresh, son of Rajbir of Chiri village and Mukesh of Tihar Malik village.

Huda colony residents panic after hearing gunshots
Sonepat, October 14
Hundreds of people, including women and children rushed out of their houses in panic when some youths fired shots in the main market of Sector 14, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) here last night.

  • Student injured

  • Husband held for dowry death


Traders hope for a good ‘mela’ season
Faridabad, October 14
It is the ‘Mela’ season in Faridabad. Even as the second annual `Tradefest’ at Surajkund came to an end recently, the local administration has started preparation for the ‘Diwali Mela’ from October 17 to 20 at the Sector 12 ground here.


A model shows off Mandira Wirk’s creation.
Complementing seven hues of a woman's disposition
esigner Mandira Wirk’s Fall Winter Collection 2003 at Taj Palace showcased her foray into western wear. The collection comprised seven collections, which were aimed at “complementing seven hues of a woman’s disposition”.

A model shows off Mandira Wirk’s creation.

Reviving a dying art
stablished as a treasure house of dying craft forms, Nazneen, since its inception in 1993, has been trying to revive the dying art forms of Rampur and Aligarh.

Jewels by Anu
Joy of six yards for festive season
An ensemble for juniors
Gaining a healthy look without pain


Modern lift Sardar Patel title
New Delhi, October 14
An all-round display by Manan Sharma (77, 8x4, 2x6 and 4 for 2) and a quickfire 68, studded with nine fours, by Karan Khanna helped Modern School, Barakhamba Road beat Delhi Public School, Mathura Road by 113 runs and annexed the inaugural Sardar Patel Vidyalaya Inter-School Under-15 Cricket Tournament for the M L Sharma Trophy at the Sardar Patel school ground.

Neha Aggarwal bags double crown in TT
New Delhi, October 14
Harshit Chand of Uttar Pradesh will take on Rajiv Ghai of Delhi in the men’s singles final of the 16th Jaspal Kaur Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament on Wednesday.

Khalsa, Ganga School move up
New Delhi, October 14
SGG JI Khalsa Academy, Patiala trounced Guru Harkishasn Public School, Shahdara 4-0 and Ganga International School defeated SGTB School, Barwala 4-0 in the under-14 section of the Central Board of Secondary Education North Zone Hockey Tournament at the Ganga School ground on Tuesday.

  • Manish Jain shines

  • Bargodia win

Virat Kohli to lead Delhi U-15 team
New Delhi, October 14
Virat Kohli will lead the 16-member Delhi Under-15 cricket team in the first two games of the Polly Umrigar Trophy Cricket Tournament against Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir to be played in Delhi from October 27 to 29 and November 6 to 8.

  • Nehru Girls Hockey

Amity to hold sports gala
New Delhi, October 14
Over 1800 students from various institutions under the Amity fold will participate in the Inter-Institutional Sports Meet ‘Sangathan 2003’ which was inaugurated at the Amity School, Noida on Monday.

CBSE TT concludes
Gurgaon, October 14
The four-day CBSE Cluster-IX Table Tennis Tournament 2003, organised by S. D. Adarsh Vidyalaya, concluded today with DPS Maruti Kunj bagging the overall shield in the boys’ category and University Campus School (Rohtak) bagging overall shield in the girls’ category.Top

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