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12-yr-old held captive, assaulted
for 7 hours
Meerut, October 31
A student of the sixth standard was illegally confined in a room for over 7 hours by her neighbour, stripped down, shown a blue film and sexually assaulted. The victim was also beaten up.

MDU new posts get nod
Rohtak, October 31
At last, the Haryana government has granted permission to the Maharshi Dayanand University to appoint seven professors, 16 readers and 64 lecturers. These appointments would reinforce the strength of the teaching faculty: their number would increase from 190 to 278.

Devotees converge on the bank of Yamuna for Chatt puja in the Capital on Friday. Devotees converge on the bank of Yamuna for Chatt puja in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 



Mother, son shot dead at residence
Ghaziabad, October 31
A woman and her son were shot dead in their house yesterday. The assailants had tried to stuff the body of the son in a sack. Surprisingly, no one in the neighbourhood noticed anything amiss.

Traffic violations: Fine collection computerised
New Delhi, October 31
The Delhi Traffic Police have introduced three centres for computerised fine collection, for the first time in the city’s history. The computerised fine collection centres have been opened at Teen Murti Traffic Lines, Old Police Lines and Traffic Police Headquarters at R.K. Puram police station.

Victims of 1984 riots, after submiting a memordaum at the US embassy, alleging human rights abuses, at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Friday.
Victims of 1984 riots, after submitting a memorandum at the US embassy, alleging human rights abuses, at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Friday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

BJP to get fresh coat of paint
New Delhi, October 31
Many new faces are likely in the list of candidates to be announced by the Delhi Pradesh BJP for the December 1 Assembly election in NCT of Delhi. Besides not giving tickets to applicants with a criminal record, the party is also likely to decide against fielding councillors and others who unsuccessfully contested the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s elections last year.

Protest over teacher’s conduct snowballs
New Delhi, October 31
Students of Dyal Singh College have threatened to go on a hunger strike if the enquiry committee appointed by the college does not submit its report on the alleged misbehaviour by a teacher within the next few days.

Art auctioneers’ plea to quash FIR rejected
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea by Bowing Fine Art Auctioneers, seeking to quash an FIR registered against it after 10 century-old Raja Ravi Verma oil paintings, allegedly meant to be smuggled out of the country, were seized in NCT of Delhi in March this year.


Cong issues 10-day ultimatum to govt
Gurgaon, October 31
The district unit of the Congress today issued a 10-day ultimatum to the Haryana Government to release the former Union Minister and party MLA, Mr Jai Prakash from Hisar district, failing which it will intensify its agitation.


Woman sarpanch in the dock for financial irregularities
Rohtak, October 31
A woman sarpanch of Nindana Tigri village in Meham sub-division, who was removed from the post nearly two months ago on the charge of having more than two kids, has allegedly embezzled an amount in several lakhs in connivance with some officials and employees of Panchayat Department.

Residents to petition CM on theft cases
Sonepat, October 31
Enraged over the indifferent attitude of the police in taking preventive measures against the repeated incidents of thefts by the miscreants from Uttar Pradesh in Bega village near Yamuna, the residents have decided to meet the Chief Minister for redressal of their grievances.

ITI ad hoc instructors want to be absorbed
Faridabad, October 31
As many as 136 part-time instructors working in the government-run Industrial Training Institutes of the state are waiting to be regularised. These instructors had been appointed by a committee of the principals of ITIs on February 15, 1999, as guest or part-time faculty.

Govt to reconstruct main bus stand
Jhajjar, October 31
The state government has decided to re-construct the bus stand at the district headquarters, which is in dilapidated condition. According to the General Manager, Roadways, Mr S. K. Katyal, the Roadways Department has finalised the plan by demolishing the old building here. An architect of the department has surveyed the bus stand site and work is expected to start soon.
An overview of the bus stand, which is to be revamped.
An overview of the bus stand, which is to be revamped.

Murder over loan worked out, accused held
New Delhi, October 31
With the arrest of three persons, Daan Singh, Mahipal and Raj Kumar, the South district police today claimed to have worked out a murder case of a resident of Molar Bandh, whose body was recovered from Sarita Vihar area a few days back. The victim was identified as Rama Kant.

  • Birth anniversary

  • Disruption in water supply

25 students injured in group clash in Model Town
Sonepat, October 31
At least 25 students were injured in a clash between two rival groups in the Model Town area here last evening. According to a report, the clash followed a case of eve teasing by a student, reportedly belonging to Barwasni village.
  • Drive to check adulteration

  • Disruption in bajra procurement

  • Blood donation camp

  • RI for issuing bogus tax receipt

  • Convention of trade unions

Members of jazz band ‘Spyro Gyra’ meeting mediapersons in the Capital on Friday.
Members of jazz band ‘Spyro Gyra’ meeting mediapersons in the Capital on Friday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

DMA seeks increase in health allocation
New Delhi, October 31
To ensure that healthcare is available to the common man, the Delhi Medical Association, the biggest NGO comprising 1,000 qualified doctors, has demanded that the Union health budget be immediately raised and Indian Medical Service be established.

  • Sardar Patel remembered

Anti-encroachment drive in Rewari
Rewari, October 31
The demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation was pressed into service to remove encroachments in the markets here today. The demolition squad, accompanied by senior officials of the Municipal Corporation, conducted the operation under orders of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate as well as the City Magistrate.

Speaking out

  • Finding one’s own source of peace a necessity

  • Success springs from calmness

  • Ram lives in our hearts

  • Unity of souls in a dream world

Grin and bear it. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Grin and bear it.


FIA launches export bulletin
Faridabad, October 31
The Faridabad Industries Association has come out with an export bulletin for the first time. The bulletin is a periodical and will be brought out after every three months.


Play to promote habit of book reading
Theatre in Education - a branch of the National School of Drama, will hold a play ‘kitabon mein helchal’, at St Anthony Public School here on November 3, to promote books reading among the schoolchildren. The programme will be organised under the auspices of ‘Educational Rays and Ways’, a body engaged in the field of learning and education here.


Family members accused of attacking cops get bail
Sonepat, October 31
The police have arrested five members of a family on charge of assaulting two policemen on duty and snatching a purse containing Rs 400 and an identity card. According to a report, the arrested persons were produced before a Judicial Magistrate and were later released on bail. The police had registered the case against the culprits on October 27.


Delhi polo season kicks off with Hyundai Sonata Cup
New Delhi, October 31
The 2003 Delhi polo season will kick off with the Hyundai Sonata Cup, a 16-goal tournament. Organised by Equisport, the tournament opens on November 3, culminating with the finals on November 9 at the Jaipur polo ground. The season’s schedule, beginning in November, continues through mid-December with tournaments ranging from 8-20 goals, with some of the finest players competing.

Wisden Awards winners get Timex watches
New Delhi, October 31
Timex Watches Limited, the official watch of Electrolux Wisden International Awards (EWIA), presented special designer square chronograph watches to the winners of the coveted Wisden International Awards yesterday at a glittering function held at NCPA in Mumbai.

Sirsa youth dominate Haryana TT Championship
Sonepat, October 31
Youngsters from Sirsa continued to dominate the events of the four-day Haryana State Table Tennis Championship by winning the titles of sub-junior boys and under-17 girls on the third day of the championship.

E. Booker thrash Jaquar again
New Delhi
A big opening wicket stand of 104 runs between Pankaj Matta (64 runs) and Prasanna (54 runs) and a four-wicket haul by Saurabh Sharma helped E. Bookers register their second successive victory over Jaquar in the third Turf Twenty 20 Cup at the Sri Venkateshwara College grounds.


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