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Women feel in their element on Metro
New Delhi, October 19
Speed, comfort and accessibility apart, the Delhi Metro has been applauded for offering safe travel to women in the city. In view of the recent spurt in crimes against women in the national Capital, the latter are increasingly looking for safer modes of travel.

5 kids succumb to mystery fever
Sonepat, October 19
The death of five children due to a mysterious fever in the past one week in Kheri-Gujjar village of Ganaur sub-division has caused panic in the health circles here. A team of doctors has been rushed to the village to study the situation and take remedial measures.

Two more fall prey to dengue
New Delhi, October 19
With two more persons dying of the dreaded dengue fever which has been tormenting Delhiites for the last one month, the number of fatalities rose to 12 today. In addition, the authorities conceded that 127 fresh cases were reported during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of those affected to 1,519.


Basking in the afterglow of the autumn sun
Basking in the afterglow of the autumn sun. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Rebuffed ‘varsity’ Chhattisgarh-bound
Rohtak, October 19
Disillusioned with the denial of a ‘deemed university’ status by the Chautala government, the Shri Baba Mastnath Ayurved and Sanskrit Shikshan Sansthan, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak, has now established its own university at Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

Graft in post office: How petty can we get?
Faridabad, October 19
Corruption is all-pervasive! The Department of Posts, which once bore the stamp of quality and honesty, is no exception. The common man has to grease the palms of the staff to get even a petty work done. Two such cases surfaced recently in the postal department.


Demand for CBI probe into foodgrains scandal
New Delhi, October 19
The ‘Third Front’ has demanded the dismissal of the Sheila Dikshit ministry for failing to control the spread of dengue and not taking steps to regulate the prices of vegetables.

Hospitals near Highway no 1 turning into referral centres
Sonepat October 19
The traffic on the National Highway No.1, which links the four states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country, is one of the heaviest in the region.

Let the sparkle of Divali not take away the sparkle
from your eyes
New Delhi, October 19
Fireworks occupy an important place during Divali. Yey, every year the festival of lights and joy is increasingly marred by consistent irritation of the eyes-the most sensitive and vital organ of the body. The eye is constantly exposed to harmful fumes emitted by crackers because of which foreign particles enter the eye. As a result, they turn red, start watering unceasingly and result in irritation, playing spoilsport to all the fun.

Suspension of EC member condemned
Rohtak, October 19
The district unit of Students Federation of India has condemned the suspension of Mr Himmat Singh Ratnoo from the Executive Council by the Vice- Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University. It is alleged that suspended member of the Executive Council had raise his voice against various malpractices and irregularities committed by the university administration during the past few years.

  • SPIC MACAY programme

  • Blood donation camp

Road named after Mother Teresa
New Delhi, October 19
To pay homage to Mother Teresa who was beatified by the Vatican today, a 3-km long road connecting Teen Murti roundabout with Ram Manohar Lohia hospital has been renamed as Mother’s Teresa Crescent.

  • Concern over crime against women


Priest looted of Rs 10,500
Sonepat, October 19
A priest, Maharaj Rajinder Nath, was looted of Rs 10,500 by an armed youth while he was asleep in the Baba Naagwala Mandir at Murthal village, about 8 km from here last night. According to a report, the youth entered the temple and took away the cash.

  • Suicide by housewife

Dacoits decamp with 26 tyres
Noida (Dadri)
More than a dozen armed dacoits attacked a transport company near a police post, Chhapraula, under the Dadri Police Station and decamped with 26 tyres and a truck.


India, Taiwan synergy could propel exports
Gurgaon, October 19
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has suggested that India and Taiwan should combine their technological strengths and produce goods at competitive prices for the international market.

For your eyes only: Great styling with 100 per cent UV protection
ayBan has launched its international collections in the market. These premium semi-rimmed models available at RayBan outlets across the country come in variety of colour options in APX lenses.

  • Super PBX system
  • Back up emergency lights
  • Cardiac tonic
  • Integrated ERP Suite
  • Low fat cocoa powder
  • Multi-Player Systems
  • Scar-Free
  • Weight Gain Tonic
  • Eye care
  • Hi tech mobile phone
  • Leh Berry
  • Watch for the festive season
  • Wonder Machine

A host of edutainment events
ALENT Fiesta, a potpourri of events, was organised by Delhi Public School, Mathura Road. Various schools from the national Capital participated in the 35 events, which included debates, quiz, skill-based competitions and performing arts.

Children trying their hand at the ‘IBM Kidsmart Early Learning Programme’.
Children trying their hand at the ‘IBM Kidsmart Early Learning Programme’.

  • Health project
  • Talent festival
  • E-spice
  • Dengue drive
  • For poor pre-schoolers
  • Pre-Divali bash

Rajesh hattricks for Dhani Ram School
New Delhi, October 19
A fine hattrick by Rajesh was the highlight of Dhani Ram School’s 4-1 victory against Man Public School in the Nivia Schools Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.

  • Sachin Garude retains title

  • Lohia record facile win

Team TVS emerge victorious in MRF Motocross
New Delhi, October 19
Team TVS emerged victorious by dominating most of the classes in a fiercely fought battle between TVS Racing and Yamaha Racing in the third round of the MRF National Motocross Championship held at Hyderabad.

  • Ayub Khan shines in JK Tyre Racing

Apollo International, CRPF enter semis
Sonepat, October 19
The host, the Apollo International Public School, Bari (Sonepat), and the CRPF Public School, Delhi have entered the final of the second 12-day Apollo Soccer Championship by defeating the Laxman Public School, New Delhi and N. K. Bagrodia Public School, New Delhi respectively in the semi-finals encounters on Saturday.

Saurabh finds place in skating site
Faridabad, October 19
The worthy efforts by Saurabh Duggal, an engineering student and presently coach (skating) at Gymkhana Club here, in promoting roller-skating at various levels have brought good results. His report on a skating event held here recently has got a place on the ‘’, a worldwide known website of the game on the Internet.

Salwan in strong position
New Delhi, October 19
A deadly bowling performance by Sawan Saini (4 for 34) helped Salwan Boys pile up 166 for 3 in their first innings after dismissing DAV Shalimarbagh for 193 on day one of the two-day final of the fourth Parle Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground on Sunday.

  • Paragon Club win

18 probables for Haryana Ranji Trophy
Rohtak, October 19
The selectors expressed their faith in young and less experienced cricketers while naming 18 probables for the forthcoming Haryana Ranji Trophy team.


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