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Passengers of Shatabdi cheat death
A major rail accident averted
Panipat, November 9
Thousands of the passengers of the Delhi-bound, Jammu-New Delhi superfast Shatabdi Express had a narrow escape when a goods train went off the track on the Panipat-Delhi section of Northern Railways near Samalkha town this morning.

Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana releasing the second list for the Assembly elections in the Capital on Sunday.12 first-timers in BJP second list
New Delhi, November 9
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its second list of 22 candidates for the December 1 Assembly election in NCT of Delhi. Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana told media persons that the party would announce its candidates for the remaining nine seats ‘in a day or two’.

Delhi Pradesh BJP president Madan Lal Khurana releasing the second list for the Assembly elections in the Capital on Sunday. — Photo by Kamal Singh


Congress ticket hopefuls waiting for party leaders to decide the candidates for the coming Assembly elections at the AICC office in the Capital on Sunday.
Congress ticket hopefuls waiting for party leaders to decide the candidates for the coming Assembly elections at the AICC office in the Capital on Sunday.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit listening to the ‘Gurbani Shabad’ recital, organised at her residence in the Capital on Sunday.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit listening to the ‘Gurbani Shabad’ recital, organised at her residence in the Capital on Sunday. — Photos by Kamal Singh

RWA members resent ‘cuckoos in the nest’
New Delhi, November 9
There is a murmur of discontent in the prestigious Gole Market Assembly constituency, which returned Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for a five-year stint in the Assembly.

Fraud case against Gr Noida officials
Greater Noida, November 9
A case of fraud committed allegedly by the Greater Noida officials has come to light. A Delhi resident has filed the case in Kasna police station against the Greater Noida administration, alleging that during 2001, some officials had transferred a plot allotted to him in the name of an IAS officer and he was allotted another plot in its place.

Sirsa-bound bus passengers robbed
Rohtak, November 9
Fifty passengers of a Haryana Roadways bus were robbed of cash and valuables worth about Rs 10 lakh at pistolpoint near village Madina in the wee hours today.

  • Gang of bus robbers busted

Judges’ shortage to slacken HC work
New Delhi, November 9
The Delhi High Court will find itself short of judges despite the Centre’s recent decision to increase the strength of judges to 36 from 33. The court works with only 26 judges.

NTPC to enter nuclear power production
Noida, November 9
After having set a production target of 56,000 megawatt of power by 2017, National Thermal Power Corporation has now decided to take a plunge into the international arena. Previously the NTPC had set a target of 40,000 megawatt by 2012.


Officials wink at more than 5,000 unauthorised constructions
Sonepat, November 9
There are illegal constructions galore, big and small, commercial and residential, in all corners of this city in the absence of any checking by the Sonepat Municipal Council, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the Country and Town Planning Department and other official agencies.

DRDA provides financial aid to self-help groups
Sonepat, November 9
The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has stepped its efforts to give momentum to various poverty alleviation programmed under the Swaran Jayanti Gram Savrozgar Yojna by concentrating on providing liberal finances to the self-help groups and technical know-how of the projects conceived by the groups.

Air, water pollution fouls villages
Sonepat, November 9
The air and water pollution caused by a distillery unit located near village Jahri, four kilometer from Sonepat town, has made the life of the people of four villages miserable. And due to the pollution the residents are reportedly being affected by breathing related problems.

Scheme fails to solve ‘all-season problem’ of residents
Faridabad, November 9
The irregular supply of drinking water is “an all-season problem” for the residents of Jawahar colony in Faridabad. The inadequate water supply remains a persistent problem in some of the most densely populated areas, despite the launch of a prominent augmentation scheme several months ago.

Bridge over Gurgaon and Agra canal
Faridabad, November 9
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited bridge over Gurgaon and Agra canal, near Kheri village here.

  • Youth held with charas

  • Former minister passes away

Sadhbhawna Sammelan held 
New Delhi, November 9
Spiritual leader Satpal Maharaj has appealed to the people to stand united and so as to defeat the forces of disharmony, violence and terrorism.

  • INPUT Film Festival

Eye camp held by Tarun Mitra Parishad
New Delhi, November 9
The Tarun Mitra Parishad today organised a free eye camp at Inder Public School, Mandawali, in East Delhi.

  • Campaign against drunken driving



Gang of bus robbers busted
New Delhi, November 9
With the arrest of five suspects from Kashmiri Gate Inter-State Bus Terminus, the Anti-Robbery Cell of the Delhi Police today claimed to have busted a gang of bus robbers and pickpockets.

  • Robbery case worked out

Youth crushed by truck
Sonepat, November 9
A youth, identified as Ravinder, (18), going on a motorcycle, was killed by a truck on the G T Road near Murthal Chowk, about 8 km from here late last evening. He was hit from the rear by the truck.


This time machine comes with cock-a-doodle sound
Sikkim Time Corporation adds Hi-Funda watches to its product range. The watches from SITCO are available in 22 models.

  • ‘Killer’ jeans

  • Waterguard

  • Fruit preserves

  • Dates from Gulf

  • Bora Bora fragrance

  • TaylorMade for the best

  • Higher energy for male

  • Ht tech water heater

  • Mother’s recipe

  • For your stomach only


‘Children’s Parliament’ to assess implementation of right to education
New Delhi, November 9
Eighty children from 11 states across India are participating in the ‘Children’s Parliament’ on the Right to Education, which began here yesterday. The ‘Children’s Parliament’ is being organised to coincide with the UNESCO Higher Level Group (HLG) meeting, scheduled to take place in New Delhi from November 11-12.

Actress Mandira Bedi launching SOS CVI Nurturing Tomorrow 2003' workshop with SOS children.A potpourri of song and dance shows
The annual three-day children’s function organised by Kamlesh Shashtri, District Child Welfare Officer, Faridabad, and R.B. Rohilla, Program Officer, was held between November 4 and 6, at Bal Bhawan Palwal under the aegis of Haryana State Child Welfare Council, Faridabad.

Actress Mandira Bedi launching SOS CVI Nurturing Tomorrow 2003' workshop with SOS children.

  • Sports day

  • Small Wonder

  • School quiz

  • Nurturing Tomorrow

  • Techno talent

Time to get rid of ‘Tehelkas’ and ‘Watergates’
At the behest of CBSE, this week we focused on ‘corruption’ – its causes, facets, outcome and the suggestions to firmly root it out. 


Additional Session Judge, S. P. Tyagi.Tyagi honoured with ‘Etawa Hindi Sewa Nidhi’
Ghaziabad, November 9
The chairman of Ghaziabad District Consumer Protection Forum and former Additional Session Judge, S. P. Tyagi, was honoured by ‘Etawa Hindi Sewa Nidhi’ for his outstanding services to Hindi literature (legal books in Hindi), at Etawa yesterday.


Response to pulse polio drive overwhelming
Sonepat, November 9
A large number of children aged between 0-5 years were administered anti-polio drops by the employees of the Health Department and the volunteers of various social and voluntary organisations at different booths created specially for the purpose in this city and elsewhere in the district today.


AADI to hold cricket matches for the disabled from Nov 14
New Delhi, November 9
The society for Action for Ability, Development and Inclusion (AADI), formerly known as the Spastics Society of Northern India, will hold cricket matches “to celebrate the spirit of Inclusion of Saath Saath Khel 2003”.

Photo by Kamal Singh

Bhutia and boys take to water
New Delhi, November 9
Baichung Bhutia and boys found an excellent way of soothening their taught nerves and soiled bodies by taking a splash at the National Stadium swimming pool as the Durand Football Tournament entered the title contest stage.

Delhi State soccer player dead
New Delhi, November 9
Former Delhi State soccer player Mohd. Yaqub died in New Delhi on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 63 years old, and is survived by his wife, five daughters and two sons. Yaqub joined the City Club in 1963 and was a registered player of the club till the very end.

Rani Bagh romp home
New Delhi, November 9
A fine knock of 85 by Sanjay Kumar helped Rani Bagh Club beat Sonnex Club by 34 runs in the DDCA League A-II Division at the RSKP ground.

Spectators give Ranji match the skip
New Delhi, November 9
Cricket is considered a crowd-puller. Stands are packed to the brim for one-day international matches.

Sistani Inter-School Cricket
New Delhi, November 9
The seventh H S Sistani Inter-School Cricket Tournament, organised by the S S Khalsa School (Lajpat Nagar), will begin on November 10.

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