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Unfazed by dengue, Health Dept busy painting hospitals pink
Meerut, October 26
The state of Uttar Pradesh is unperturbed over the outbreak of dengue with the Health Department busy painting the buildings of government hospitals in pink and projecting this as a big achievement. Besides dengue, the people of the state are grappling with jaundice, malaria, khasra and dehydration.

Dengue takes leave during Divali holidays
New Delhi, October 26
No new cases of dengue fever have been reported in the last 24 hours in the Capital. The total number of dengue cases reported so far with the MCD stands at 1898.

Notice to EC on deletion of names of illegal settlers
New Delhi, October 26
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a plea by Delhi Pradesh BJP Secretary VV Mahajan seeking deletion of names of alleged illegal Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Afghani migrants from the Capital’s electoral rolls for the Assembly elections.

Soha Ali Khan Pataudi at an  exclusive preview of Arisia diamonds
Soha Ali Khan Pataudi at an  exclusive preview of Arisia diamonds in the Capital. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Mass screening of diseases in newborns
New Delhi, October 26
Keeping its pioneering trend, for the first time in India, Br Lal Path Labs Pvt Ltd (LPL), India’s largest chain of pathology labs, has introduced Neonatal Screening Test, which does a mass screening of disease in newborns.

DFS has a hard time coping with hoax calls
New Delhi, October 26
The Delhi Fire Service were kept busy last night as more than hundred fire calls were received from different areas of the Capital. One person was killed while property worth thousands of rupees was destroyed in the fires, which were mostly minor ones.

DDA gets a rap on the knuckles 
New Delhi, October 26
Observing that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has “routinely” broken the law in declaring rural land as development area, a NCT of Delhi judge has asked it to mend its ways.


Chautala implicating Opposition leaders in false cases: Cong 
Rohtak, October 26
The Opposition leader in Haryana Assembly, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has cautioned the ruling Indian National Lok Dal that the arrest of Mr Jai Prakash, the Congress MLA from Barwala constituency, “would cost it dearly”.


A thick pall of smoke hangs overhead in the Capital on Divali night
A thick pall of smoke hangs overhead in the Capital on Divali night. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Bursting of crackers: Change of pattern in Faridabad
Faridabad, October 26
Burning of crackers, which is an integral part of Divali celebrations, also saw a change in its use pattern in the urban areas. While the sale and use of crackers showed a noticeable decrease in the majority of sectors developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), there was an increase in such activity in other residential colonies, which have densely populated areas.

Govt machinery asked to instil confidence among masses
Sonepat, October 26
The Haryana Government has taken another positive step to ensure speedy redressal of grievances of the people in the state. According to a report, the Chief Secretary has directed all Deputy Commissioners and other heads of the departments to act sympathetically with the people so that the government machinery could instil a sense of confidence among the masses.


HVP demands end to political violence
Sonepat, October 26
The general-secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP), Mr Rajiv Jain, has called upon all the political parties to shun violence in order to achieve the primary goal of improving the condition of the poor people in the state.
Man, three others in dock for dowry death 
Sonepat, October 26
The Gohana police have registered a case of dowry death against the husband of the deceased Mrs Kalawati and three others and started investigations. According to a report, no arrest has, however, been made in this connection.

One killed as auto overturns
Jhajjar, October 26
One person was killed and eight were injured when an autorickshaw overturned near Gudha Canal on Rohtak Road here yesterday. According to information, the deceased Ali Mohamman of Dujana village along with others was coming towards Jhajjar from their village Dujana when the auto turned turtle.
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  • Cong tickets for dalits
  • Driver held for rape

Mystery surrounds youth’s death
Rohtak, October 26
The death of a youth after a fall from the rooftop of his house has created a piquant situation for the police. Kamal (25) died in the incident at Bara Bazar locality here last evening.


Robbers striking at will
The robbers are giving sleepless nights to the residents of Vasundhra and Indirapuram where they have committed one murder and five robberies during the past 20 days. People are livid at the police failure or refusal to register cases of thefts. The incidents of robberies and loots have created panic among people.

Hunt on for killers of vegetable vendor
Sonepat, October 26
The Rai police have launched a massive hunt for the alleged assailants, involved in the killing of Mr Harish Sharma, an employee of a vegetable trader in Azadpur Mandi of Delhi whose body was found on Bypass Road of Sector 7 and 8, near Bahalgarh village about 10 km from here on Friday night.


Engagement onward, put best shoe forward!

etro Shoes has launched its wedding collection 2003. The new style of shoes suits every occasion from the engagement ceremony to the sangeet, cocktail parties, wedding and the reception.


Youth Parliament’s yen to check food with high saturated fat 
New Delhi, October 26
School students from across the country have urged the government to regulate the production and sale of food products with high content of saturated fat in view of their harmful effects on health.

Olympiad to sensitise students on environment
he Green Olympiad, an annual environment examination for schoolchildren conducted by TERI in association with the Hero Honda Motors and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, was held in the national Capital for the third consecutive year.
  • Science and Arts Fair
  • Helping the  physically challenged
  • Table Tennis Tournament
  • Training workshop for parents
  • Western Musical Festival
  • Schoolchildren  visit Kashmir


Fireworks expected as Kangaroos take on Kiwis at Nahar Singh Stadium
Rohtak, October 26
The spell of Diwali fireworks has not yet ended in the industrial township of Faridabad. It has got an extension as Kangaroos and Kiwis offer sparkling display of cricketing skills at Faridabad’s Nahar Singh Stadium, which hosts the Australia-New Zealand One-Day International (ODI) cricket tie on October 29.

The ultimate cushioning for your feet
New Delhi, October 26
For athletes striving for excellence, Nike has launched the ultimate cushioning for your feet – Nike Max Air. The new product is simply unmatched impact protection for your foot.

Kamlesh, Virender adjudged best athletes 
Sonepat, October 26
Kamlesh and Virender were adjudged the best athletes in girls and boys groups respectively at the two-day annual athletics meet of the Government College, Gohana, in Sonepat district. Kamlesh dominated most of the athletic events, including 100 m, 400 m, long jump, shot-put and javelin throw. Kamlesh came second in the 200 m.


Noida employee sacked for extortion
An employee of the Noida administration whose job was to remove the banners and roadside vendors’ trolleys, instead started collecting money from the traders. On a complaint by the Noida Vapar Mandal officials, Addl CEO Devasish Panda had the matter inquired. As a result, the employee had to pay the price and lost his job.


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