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EC issues advisory to candidates
New Delhi, November 6
The candidates contesting the December 1 Assembly election in NCT of Delhi will have to maintain a record “daily” of the expenses incurred on their campaigns, Chief Electoral Officer Arun Goyal said on Thursday. The nominations will open on Friday.

Akalis failed to drive hard bargain
A BJP supporter with a cut-out of Atal Behari Vajpayee.
New Delhi, November 6
A section of the Sikh community is not pleased with the “bargain” struck by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) with its ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP has left four constituencies – Adarsh Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Rajouri Garden and Jangpura – for the SAD in the December 1 Assembly election in the NCT of Delhi. 

HANDY MASCOT: A BJP supporter with a cut-out of Atal Behari Vajpayee. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal 

Hashmi case accused to move HC
Ghaziabad, November 6
Those sentenced to life imprisonment in the Safdar Hashmi murder case by Additional Sessions Judge C. D. Rai yesterday are likely to appeal to the high court.

Meter reading contract cancelled
Panipat, November 6
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has cancelled the meter reading contract of the Karnal circle for alleged irregularities committed in recording the readings.

Congress  supporters with party balloons at the AICC office in the Capital on Thursday.
FLYING HIGH: Congress supporters with party balloons at the AICC office in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

A keen tussle between Air India (in red) & Vasco Club during the Durand Cup Tournament in the Capital on Thursday.
A keen tussle between Air India (in red) & Vasco Club during the Durand Cup Tournament in the Capital on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Members of ‘Kendriya Arya Yuvti Parishad’ protesting against increasing incidence of crime against women at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Thursday.
Members of ‘Kendriya Arya Yuvti Parishad’ protesting against increasing incidence of crime against women at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Thursday. — Photo by Kamal Singh

A 16-yr wait for classes to begin
Sonepat: Nearly 16 years have passed in waiting for the people of around two dozen villages around Farmana village in the district as the government has failed to commence college classes at Janta Bhawan.

Polio case creates panic in Panipat
Panipat: Even as the state prepares for another round of pulse polio campaign on November 9, the confirmation of a polio case in Rana Majra village has spread panic among the Health Department and the people at large.

491 teams to administer polio drops to three lakh kids
Noida, November 6
The Health Department authorities have finalised all arrangements for administering pulse polio drops to 3,13,766 children below 5 years in more than three lakh households in the district.

Campaign for prevention of obesity gets underway
on Nov 14

New Delhi, November 6
The Delhi Diabetes Research Centre (DDRC), engaged in spreading awareness among people for healthy living, has decided to launch a campaign for prevention of obesity among students in public schools here.

DUSU to create fund for poor, handicapped students
New Delhi, November 6
The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has decided to do its bit for the poor, visually challenged and physically handicapped students enrolled in the university by offering to pay for their education.


33% quota for women is old hat; the latest is 50%
Gurgaon, November 6
Although women parliamentarians cutting across party lines are still struggling to get the Bill giving 33 per cent reservation for seats in legislatures for females, the Director of the Delhi-based Indian Law Institute, Dr (Mrs) S. K. Verma, today made out a strong case for more reservation to the level of 50 per cent.

Workers protest against non-payment of PF
Sonepat, November 6
Employees of the Haryana Sheet Glass Company held a demonstration in front of the office of the Superintendent of Police here yesterday in protest against the attempts of the management to force them to resign and the failure of the management to deposit the amount of the Provident Fund in the office of the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner.

  • Demand for release of canal water

  • Seven-year RI for rape

  • Looting case

  • One killed, five injured

  • Life imprisonment for murder

Paddy arrival lower this year in grain marts
Sonepat, November 6
The arrivals of paddy in the grain markets of this district are much lower than the previous year as most of the paddy growers are taking their produce to the markets of Delhi and Punjab where they were getting about Rs 100 per quintal more than the price prevailing in the markets of Haryana.

UP farmers vent ire following killing
Rabupura (Noida), November 6
The simmering row between the farmers of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh escalated on Monday following the death of a local farmer in a firing incident.

Women’s groups plead for safe Delhi
New Delhi: Women’s organisations today demanded that political parties grant more seats to the fairer sex in the coming assembly elections, improve the safety standards in the Capital and take other steps to improve the living conditions of the people in their manifestoes.

Govt stops buying bajra, farmers at mercy of traders
Sonepat, November 6
Though the Chief Minister had publicly announced the government agencies would continue to purchase bajra up to November 7 at the government announced procurement price of Rs 505 per quintal, the government agencies have not only stopped buying bajra for the past one week at the Gohana anaj mandi but the farmers are being compelled to sell their produce at the rates around Rs 400 per quintal to private traders.

CPM, LJP dub Sarkar Aapke Dwar a farce
Rohtak, November 6
The CPM and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) have accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and the district officials of humiliating the rural masses during the Sarkar Apke Dwar programme.

Sammelan on Nov 23 to press for ban on cow slaughter
Rohtak, November 6
The Arya Pritinidhi Sabha, Haryana, has decided to hold a state-level sammelan here on November 23 to press the Centre to ban cow slaughter.

Three killed, six injured in road accidents
Noida, November 6
Three persons were killed while six were injured in road accidents in Noida yesterday. Satyaveer, a resident of Ghaziabad, was hit by a vehicle in Sector-62 while crossing the road, Sector-58 police informed. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.

  • Two gangsters held for robbery in Noida units

  • Three suspended for dereliction of duty

  • One more falls prey to dengue scourge

Bullet seized from Japanese national at IGIA
New Delhi, November 6
The IGI Airport police arrested a Japanese national, identified as Makita Masaru, with a .38 bore bullet from his baggage. The Japanese national was planning to board an Uzbekistan Airlines plane intended for Tashkent. The bullet was detected during X-Ray screening of his baggage.

  • 4 killed in road accidents

  • Sadbhawna Sammelan

  • Loadshedding



Job racket busted, one arrested
New Delhi, November 6
With the arrest of a resident of Uttam Vihar, the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a job racket. The suspect was identified as Chander Bahadur. His accomplice R. P. Singh is absconding.


Seventy companies default on service tax
Sonepat, November 6
The Central Excise Department has prepared a list of at least 70 companies in Sonepat city and other parts of the district which have allegedly not complied with the rules for paying service tax to the government.


Prakash N. DubeyA work of Prakash N. Dubey.ARTSCAPE
Capturing the jewels of nature
hose who have watched the nature scene in the country over the last few years are not unfamiliar with the work of Prakash N. Dubey, who has excelled in capturing the jewels of nature, birds in all their hues and glory, on the lens of his camera.

A work of Prakash N. Dubey.

  • Human forms

  • A new world

  • Italian connection

Jazz Yatra: A grand symphonic event from November 7
Continuing its tradition of hosting the best jazz events in the country, Jazz India Delhi, the premier organisation for promoting jazz music in India, is organising Jazz Yatra 2003 in Delhi from November 7 to 9. Jazz Yatra, the grand musical event, will witness performances from renowned national and well as international jazz artists at the FICCI auditorium.

Nritya Swarna: Gala festival treat for Delhiites
As a part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Sangeet Natak Akademi, the apex institution for performing arts in the country, announced ‘Nritya Swarn’, a dance festival designed to showcase the rich traditions of Indian classical dance.



CRZ School record facile victory
New Delhi November 6
Chottu Ram Zamindar (CRZ) Senior Secondary School, Sonepat (Haryana) trounced Ashok Public School, Maharashtra 8-0, after leading by 3-0 at half time, in the Nehru Sub-Junior Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

Indian Airlines lift cricket trophy
New Delhi, November 6
A searing, unbeaten knock of 70, studded with eight fours and two sixes, by Reetender Singh Sodhi, and deadly bowling of 4 for 32 by left-arm spinner Sonu Sharma helped Indian Airlines defeat Air Sahara by seven wickets and annex the BDM Jai Lal Solanki Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Mohan Meakins ground.

  • DTC win in DDCA League

  • Ajay Kumar shines

  • Ake big haul

Dogra Academy beat South Delhi
New Delhi, November 6
A strokeful 99, with seven fours and one six, by Sumit Dogra and deadly bowling of 3 for 24 by Tanvir Mirza helped Sumit Dogra Academy beat South Delhi Colts by 81 runs and entered the quarter-final of the third C L Gupta Memorial Cricket Tournament for the Prem Lata Trophy at the Mohan Meakins ground. Sumit was named the man of the match.

  • Inter-College Cricket

ONGC lift Veterans Cricket title
New Delhi, November 6
A quick knock of 54 by skipper Sunil Khanna and a blazing half century by Sudhir Gagan (50, 3x4, 3x6) helped Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) defeat Indian Oil Corporation by 33 runs to annex the All-India PSPB Veterans Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

Najafgarh Academy win
New Delhi November 6
Najafgarh Cricket Academy defeated Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan by 139 runs in the Bhanan Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan School ground.


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