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HC seeks report on food poisoning in hostel for blind
New Delhi, November 13
The high court today sought a detailed reply from the Delhi Government on the incident of food poisoning involving 30 residents of a blind students hostel in North Delhi who fell ill after eating hostel food November 11.

At the eleventh hour, Cong drops a few
New Delhi, November 13
The Congress final list released on Thursday threw a few surprises. Among the notable dropouts were legislators Ashok Singh from RK Puram and Shishpal from Tughlakhabad. Among the conspicuous inclusions were Chairman of Standing Committee of MCD Ram Babu Sharma from Rohtas Nagar and Alka Lamba from Moti Nagar.


An amalgam of tradition and modernity at the Haryana pavilion, which is being readied for the Trade Fair in the Capital.
An amalgam of tradition and modernity at the Haryana pavilion, which is being readied for the Trade Fair in the Capital. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Here, even SSP’s backyard is not safe
Ghaziabad, November 13
The criminals in the district seem to have thrown an open challenge to the district police chief who has vowed to cleanse the district of all crimes. The thieves decamped with valuables worth lakhs from the house of an insurance agent in the vicinity of the SSP’s official residence.

Food inspector held while taking bribe
Sonepat, November 13
Chhattar Singh Dahiya, an inspector of the Food and Supplies Department posted at Kharkhauda town, was yesterday arrested by officials of the Haryana Vigilance Department while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 750 from an arhtiya, Mr Chanda Singh, owner of Chand Trading Company, Kharkhauda.

Modern-day Merlin with a penchant for social work
Faridabad, November 13
Noted Haryana-born magician Samrat Shankar is perhaps the only professional practicing this art who has been in recent years dedicating his shows for a social cause. He has donated about Rs 1.25 crore towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and other relief organisations from the money collected through the shows in the past few years.

Facility centre plot turns into garbage dump
New Delhi, November 13
A huge plot, meant for construction of a unique facility centre for the convenience of more than 500-odd industrial houses in the Patparganj Industrial Area of East Delhi, has now turned into a landfill area. In addition, the proposed Udyog Sadan and a third access road to this area are still a distant dream for the entrepreneurs and workers of this area, thanks to the apathy of the Delhi Government.


LJP going all-out to make its mark in Rajasthan
Rewari, November 13
The Lok Janshakti Party is going all-out to make its presence felt in Rajasthan. It is likely to contest over two dozen seats in the 200–strong Rajasthan Assembly. To boost the morale of the Dalit samaj, it has fielded Dalit nominees in several general (unreserved) constituencies as well.


The Maharashtra pavilion at Pragati Maidan is almost complete for the annual Trade Fair scheduled to begin on November 14
The Maharashtra pavilion at Pragati Maidan is almost complete for the annual Trade Fair scheduled to begin on November 14. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Mini Haryana theme park to come up near GT Road
Sonepat, November 13
The Haryana Government has taken the decision to develop a theme park in HUDA’s Sector 7 adjacent to the GT Road in the district. The park, which will be developed in an area of 10 acres, will be known as Mini Haryana.

MC gets Rs 4.53 cr for development projects
Rohtak, November 13
The Union Government has come to the rescue of the fund starved Municipal Council, Rohtak, and sanctioned liberal grants to it for undertaking the much needed development projects.

Multi-faceted youth activities planed at MDU
Rohtak, November 13
The Maharshi Dayanand University has planned to organise myriad youth activities including camps and adventure sports during the current academic session.

BKU meet to discuss fate of Ghasi Ram Nain
Sonepat, November 13
The state unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has decided to convene a meeting of the state executive on November 25 at Rohtak to discuss various issues including the release of the kisan leader Ghasi Ram Nain from jail.

  • Disruption in supply of fertilizer

Differently abled children enjoying a fun ride, organised by the Indian Navy during the Navy Week 2003 at Appu Ghar in the Capital on Thursday.
Differently abled children enjoying a fun ride, organised by the Indian Navy during the Navy Week 2003 at Appu Ghar in the Capital on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

MCD reports 17 cases of dengue in 24 hrs
New Delhi, November 13
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has notified 17 cases of dengue during the last 24 hours taking the toll to 2,720. No fresh cases of death because of the fever have been reported so far.

  • J S Sahni chairman of building panel

Man gets three-yr RI for setting neighbour’s ‘chhappar’ afire
Sonepat, November 13
The District and Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr B L Singhal, yesterday convicted the accused Parveen of Fazilpur village under Section 435 IPC and sentenced him to three years rigorous’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs 3,000 and under Section 429 IPC to two years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case of setting the ‘chhappar’ of a neighbour’s house on fire. It resulted in the death of a buffalo and gutted several other things.

  • Theft at three shops

Man held for murdering woman over money
Sonepat, November 13
With the arrest of one person, the Civil line police have solved the murder of a woman, Ms Sheela, on January 15, 2003. According to a report, the culprit has been identified as Joginder of Rohat village and is reported to have confessed to have committed the crime.

  • RWA to end monopoly of cable operators

Nirankari expo zeroes in on rare pix
New Delhi, November 13
‘Nirankari Pradarshani’, an impressive exhibition at the venue of the 56th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam at Burari Road in North Delhi is open to the public from today.


Law student on morning stroll stabbed to death
Panipat, November 13
Anand Bangad, a law student of Kurukshetra University and a resident of the nearby Kavi village, was allegedly stabbed to death by certain unidentified persons this morning.

  • Petro stir: Zero impact

Whodunnit worked out; woman among two held
New Delhi, November 13
With the arrest of two persons including a woman, the North-West district police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case of one Rajbir (40), resident of Sannoth on November 3.

  • Two bookies held in Patel Nagar


Students block traffic in protest against fee hike
Ghaziabad, November 13
The law students of MMH College, Ghaziabad, today took out a procession and held up the traffic, in protest against the recent fee hike. After a meeting with the students, the District Magistrate, Mr Santosh Kumar Yadav, asked them to deposit the fees for the current year and promised to write to the government recommending reduction in the fee hike for the ensuing years.


Choyal is a dab hand at brushwork
hoomimal Art Centre is presenting a retrospective of paintings by P. N. Choyal, spanning his works from 1948 to 2003, at Rabindra Bhawan Galleries, Lalit Kala Akademi, Copernicus Marg, in the Capital. The show will be on till November 17.

Saakaar artists - Nilanjan, Bandeep, Subachan and Dinesh.

  • For form’s sake

  • Down memory lane

Saakaar artists - Nilanjan, Bandeep, Subachan and Dinesh.
Ecological ballet
athak exponent Rekha Mehra presented her new ballet ‘Dhaani Chunaria’ at the Triveni Kala Sangam auditorium on Saturday evening. Choreographed by Rekha Mehra, the ballet based on Kathak style, was inspired by environmental pollution.

Govt Model School lift hockey title
New Delhi, November 13
Government Model School, Jalandhar trounced Town High School, Sundergarh by three goals to nil to annex the 23rd Sub-Junior Nehru Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

Parnav Bhalla shines
New Delhi, November 13
An all-round display by Parnav Bhalla, who scored an unbeaten 61 and claimed two wickets for 23 runs, helped FCS Software Solutions beat Oil-Scope by nine wickets in the Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Aiport Authority of India ground.

  • Six-a-side tournament

  • National Stadium win

  • Hero Honda win

Mohit Tokas powers his way into final
New Delhi, November 13
Mohit Tokas of Madhya Pradesh knocked out Rupesh of SPSB to storm into the final of the 81kg bout of the Sports Authority of India Junior Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium ground on Thursday. Jasveer of Delhi outpointed Vinod Kumar of Haryana in the other 81kg semi-final to set up a title contest with Mohit.

Mayank Sethi stars for Ram Lal
New Delhi, November 13
An all-round performance by Mayank Sethi (3 for 43 and 60) enabled Ram Lal Anand College beat College of Vocational Studies by four wickets in the Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Delhi University ground.

Three-way tie in Servo Masters Golf
New Delhi, November 13
Rookie Sandeep Syal submitted a card of four-under 68 to share the lead along with the experienced Pappan and Gast Ram at the half-way stage of the Rs 8.5 lakh Servo Masters Golf Tournament at the Digboi Golf Links course on Thursday. The trio had a total of five-under 139 for the tournament.

Soma House dominate
Sonepat, November 13
The second day’s athletic events were also dominated by the inmates of Soma House in the 25th Inter-House Athletic meet of the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai (Sonepat).


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