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Dengue spreads its tentacles around Delhi
Wintry nights have no effect on larvae
New Delhi, October 18
Cases of dengue continued to mount in and around the Capital despite the drop in temperature during the night. With 162 new cases of dengue reported to the MCD today, the total number rose to 1,392.

Professionals angling for political glory
New Delhi, October 18
Professionals are among the hordes of ticket hopefuls thronging the ‘corridors of power’, be it the Delhi Pradesh BJP office or the residences of political bigwigs, with bio-data and an army of supporters.
Ticket seekers thronging the Delhi Pradesh BJP office on the last day of submitting the applications on Friday Wannabe leaders: Ticket seekers thronging the Delhi Pradesh BJP office on the last day of submitting the applications on Friday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Sarna offers olive branch to Congress 
New Delhi, October 18
The political scene for the Akali parties hotted up today with Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi led by Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna openly admitting proximity to the Congress. “We are open to an alignment with the BJP or the Congress for the Delhi Assembly poll. While the BJP has promised two seats, the Congress is ready to concede six seats. We would go with the party which gives maximum seats to us,” the former DSGMC chief, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, said.

DSGMC president Prehlad Singh Chandok and Paramjit Singh Sarna addressing a press conference. — A Tribune photograph
DSGMC president Prehlad Singh Chandok and Paramjit Singh Sarna addressing a press conference

tragedy and farce
Entrepreneur shoots himself
A young entrepreneur shot himself in the head with a licensed revolver of his business partner under mysterious circumstances in the Kavi Nagar area. He was rushed to a private hospital. He is stated to be serious. The police have been informed about the incident.

Taking exam even on Divali!
Faridabad, October 18
There is no holiday on Divali for thousands of students of undergraduate courses of Maharshi Dayanand University who have to appear for supplementary exams this year.

Give time frame to modernise police: HC
New Delhi:
In the wake of the recent spurt in crime, a Delhi court today has taken strong exception to the failure on the part of the Union Government to give a concrete time frame for the implementation of certain vital aspects to strengthen and modernise the Delhi Police force.


Chautala adopting anti-BJP stance: Sangwan
Sonepat, October 18
Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, vice-president of the Haryana BJP, has charged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, with adopting anti-BJP attitude. He said Mr Chautala would not succeed in ‘eliminating’ the BJP from the political scene in the state.


Police refuse to register case against hospital for infant’s death
Gurgaon, October 18
The commitment of the state towards its obligation to take punitive action against violation of human rights, especially of children, as also taking action under Human Rights Protection Act, have been torn to shreds by the law enforcing agency in Gurgaon.

Special Focus on rewari
Luck deserted me in resolving SYL tangle: Birender
Rewari, October 18
Octogenarian Rao Birender Singh, a former minister of Punjab, former minister of Haryana and former Union Agriculture Minister, has asserted that had Lady Luck favoured him when he held the additional charge of the irrigation portfolio for some more time to come in 1982 he would certainly have been instrumental in the total implementation of the tripartite settlement of December 31, 1981, which, he said, would have resulted in the resolution of the highly complicated SYL canal tangle long ago.

Capital to celebrate Mother Teresa’s beatification today
New Delhi, October 18
Joining the rest of the country in celebrating Mother Teresa’s beatification, the national Capital has chalked out plans to pay tributes as well as rejoice on the occasion.

search within
Peace, the essence of the divine verses

n event that is of strategic significance for peace in the world is the award of the Nobel Prize for peace to Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, who is also a human rights and democracy activist.

Signature campaign against SC decision 
Rohtak, October 18
The Rohtak unit of ‘Sarv Karamchari Sangh’, Haryana, launched a signature campaign in protest against the recent verdict of the Apex Court prohibiting strikes. It was also to protest against the ‘faulty’ policies of both the state and the Central governments.

Supporters of the Indian National Sikh Youth Forum demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister L. K. Advani Activists of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front protesting against the attack on the residence of Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir at Jantar Mantar
Supporters of the Indian National Sikh Youth Forum demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister L. K. Advani for the increase in crimes against women in the Capital on Saturday. — A Tribune Photograph  Activists of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front protesting against the attack on the residence of Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

‘Janata Durbar’ receives poor response from villagers
Sonepat, October 18
Like in the previous months, the ‘Janata Durbar’ organised by the administration received poor response from the villagers of Rai block. Even as about a dozen officers of the different departments waited for more than two hours, no one turned up to list their grievances in the government organised ‘Janata Durbar’.

Unidentified body found  in bag 
New Delhi, October 18
A body of an unidentified man was found in a bag lying near Hanuman Bridge in police station Kotwali area. The body had several wounds. It has been sent for post-mortem examination and efforts are being made to establish the identity of the victim, the police said.


Inter-state gang of criminals  smashed 
Gurgaon, October 18
The district police have busted a hardcore criminal gang engaged in robbery, dacoity and murder in Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and other nearby areas. The police seized three foreign-made automatic revolvers, two country-made high tech pistols and 93 live bullets after a raid on a house of a criminal at village Jharsa, about 3 km away from the city.

Three youths arrested, loot case solved 
Rohtak, October 18
With the arrest of three youths, the district police claimed to have solved an incident of loot. A spokesman for the police administration today said that those arrested included Ajay, Sanjay and Virender, all residents of Rohtak.


Caste alliance to play decisive role in campus elections
Meerut, October 18
With the withdrawal of the names of two candidates for the post of president, the student union election of the Ch. Charan Singh University Campus is now heading towards a triangular fight.

Ignou’s study centre at PGIMS
Rohtak, October 18
Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou), New Delhi, has opened a study centre at Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS. Training of doctors registered for Postgraduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health at Ignou has been going on at the PGIMS here.


Now, Noida also has Apollo Clinic
Noida, October 18
Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Apollo Hospitals Group, today launched its 11th Apollo Clinic in NCR Delhi. Set up in association with Sunehari Exports Limited, the Family Health Centre will enable easy access of a comprehensive range of quality healthcare services to the residents of Noida.
Ajay Jadeja inaugurating Apollo Clinic at Noida with Mr Ratan Jalan, CEO, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd.
Ajay Jadeja inaugurating Apollo Clinic at Noida with Mr Ratan Jalan, CEO, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd

Jathedar Gurcharan Singh is Guru Harkrishan Hospital Chairman
New Delhi, October 18
Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Gatka Master and Mr Joginder Singh Walia have been appointed the Chairman and convenor of Guru Harkrishan Hospital, Bangla Sahib, respectively.

Neurological Society to brainstorm in Dec
ver a thousand neurologists, neuro-surgeons and trainees in the two specialities have marked three calendar dates in December to attend the 52nd annual conference of Neurological Society of India at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. Mr Ajay Jadeja inaugurated the Apollo Clinic in the presence of Mr Ratan Jalan, CEO, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited. Mr D. Panda, Additional CEO, Noida administration, and Mr S. K. Mishra, Member, Customs Board, were also present on the occasion.
Brain superimposed on EEG graph.
Brain superimposed on EEG graph


Shahabad bag Nehru girls hockey title
New Delhi, October 18
SGNP Girls Senior Secondary School, Shahabad defeated Government Girls High School, Ranchi 6-2 via tie-beakers, after being locked 2-2 at the end of regulation play, in the final of the 10th Nehru Junior Girls Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Saturday.

Columba’s lift Reebok cricket title
New Delhi, October 18
St. Columba’s defeated Delhi Public School, R K Puram by 17 runs to lift the Reebok Shri Ram School Cricket Challenge at the Palam Cricket ground. Put into bat, St. Columba’s were able to post a challenging total of 208 in 35 overs, thanks to the scintillating batting performances of Shivam Gupta, who cracked 96, and Ankit, who blasted an unbeaten 87. And then the Columba’s bowlers took over, to decimate the DPS batsmen, who were shot out for 191 in 34.3 overs.

DAV Shalimar enter  Parle final
New Delhi, October 18
Jaladh Dua hit a dashing 73 and Soumik Chatterjee cracked 55 as DAV Shalimarbagh defeated Ravindra Public School by three wickets and entered the final of the fourth Parle Cup Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. The DAV School will take on defending champions Salwan Boys in two-day final on Sunday and Monday.

Bhopal, Delhi annex TT titles
New Delhi, October 18
Bhopal bagged the men’s title and Delhi accounted for the women’s crown in the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd Inter-Unit Table Tennis Tournament held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Ganga down Sacred Heart 
New Delhi, October 18
Hosts Ganga School trounced Sacred Heart School, Ludhiana 3-0 to enter the under-19 boys final of the CBSE North Zone Hockey Tournament at the Hiran Kudna ground. Roop, Jaivir and Sachin were the marksmen.

Apollo Soccer Championship
Sonepat, October 18
The Apollo International Public School, Bari (Sonepat), will take on Laxman Public School, New Delhi and CRPF Public School, Delhi will clash with the N K Bagrodia Public School, New Delhi in the semi-finals of the second 12-day Apollo Soccer Championship being played at Apollo International Public School.


No bursting of crackers after 10 pm, decrees DM
Sonepat, October 18
The District Magistrate of Sonepat, Mr Balwan Singh, has banned the storage and sale of crackers in congested and residential areas in this city and elsewhere in the district on the occasion of Divali.


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