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Sheila has house in order, almost
New Delhi, November 14
It was a visibly relieved Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who stepped out of her AB 17, Mathura Road residence on Friday morning. After the proverbial night (or nights) of long knives, Dikshit mingled briefly with her sympathisers before setting out for the Patiala House courts to file her nomination papers.

Sheila Dikshit Romesh Sabharwal Alka Lamba

AGONY AND ECSTASY: Congress Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, after filing her nomination papers from Gole Market; an anguished Romesh Sabharwal, who is peeved at not being nominated from the Gole Market constituency held by her; and Congress candidate Alka Lamba, who will contest against BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana in Moti Nagar Assembly segment. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal



The ‘rank outsider’ has to watch out for insiders
New Delhi, November 14
Having won a personal battle, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit readies herself for the war ahead. The Outsider, as Dikshit derisively was called by her detractors, is firmly in the saddle and how.

Nafisa Ali with kids, who took a walk from India Gate to National Stadium in the Capital
Nafisa Ali with kids, who took a walk from India Gate to National Stadium in the Capital on Friday.

A Child tries to have a ball by selling one. — Photos by Kamal Singh

Suraksha sathi scheme strikes a discordant note
Faridabad, November 14
The state government’s plan to recruit “suraksha sathis” (security assistants) in each village can easily backfire, feel representatives of political parties.

Move to derecognise a dozen pvt schools for irregularities
Sonepat, November 14
Following the detection of irregularities in the records of around a dozen private schools by an inquiry team of the Haryana Board of School Education in Sonepat district, the board has reportedly recommended cancellation of the recognition of these schools to the Education Department.

Love match infuriates villagers, youth beaten to death
Meerut, November 14
The intolerant attitude of society towards lovebirds is well-known. In yet another instance of this kind, a youth was done to death in Nagla Kater village under the Phalaoda police station.

Spurt in rapes: SC concerned, issues notices
New Delhi, November 14
The Supreme Court, while expressing serious concern over the recent increase in the number of rape incidents today, issued notices on a public interest litigation seeking effective measures to halt it.

3,000 contractual Noida employees to be axed
Noida, November 14
The Noida Authority is understood to have taken a decision to remove some 3,000 contractual employees from its service. As a first step, some 50 data entry operators have been relieved of their jobs.


Cong criticises Chautala for not providing remunerative price
Sonepat, November 14
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha declared that the Congress party would campaign against the Indian National Lok Dal candidates in Rajasthan and other states to expose the misdeeds of the Chautala government and the deteriorating law and order situation in Haryana.


BSNL to connect technical institutes, STD booths on net
Sonepat, November 14
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has decided to connect all the engineering and technical college as well as the STD booths with the Internet in Haryana. This was stated by Mr Prithipal Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of the BSNL while inaugurating a new telephone exchange on the premises of the CR State College of Engineering at Murthal, about 8 km from here yesterday.


Himachal Pradesh Governor V.S.Kokje inaugurating the platinum jubilee year function of Nutan Marathi Senior Secondary School, Pahar Gunj, in the Capital
Himachal Pradesh Governor V.S.Kokje inaugurating the platinum jubilee year function of Nutan Marathi Senior Secondary School, Pahar Gunj, in the Capital on Friday. School principal B.J.Watane is also seen in the picture.

‘Healing touch’ policy soft on ultras: BJP leader
Jhajjar, November 14
The Union Minister of State for Defence, Mr Chaman Lal Gupta, flayed the “healing touch policy” of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Mufti Mohammed Syed. He said it was the displaced Kashmiri Pandits and not the ultras who were in need of a healing touch.

Advani gift to children: Harry Potter in Hindi
New Delhi, November 14
With the Assembly polls having seemingly obscured the calendar of events, Children’s Day celebrations were a shade paler this year. The celebrations included various cultural programmes and events intended to woo kids.

Canal breaches affecting supply to tail-end villages
Sonepat, November 14
Cases of unauthorised irrigation and breach of canal have been on the increase in Gohana sub-division in the past few months in the absence of proper inspection by the officials of Gohana Water Service Division.

The University of Delhi issued a notification recently that the number of hospitals on the university panel has been reduced to 24, and many well-known hospitals on the panel, such as Ganga Ram, Batra, Apollo, St Stephen’s, Escorts etc, have been deleted. The said notification says that it supersedes all previous notifications. The teachers and karamcharis are now directed to seek medical reimbursement as per the guidelines of the CGHS and avail of government hospitals’ facilities.


LIVING ON RAGS. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

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Judicial remand for food inspector caught for bribe
Sonepat, November 14
Mr A D Gaur, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of Sonepat has remanded Chhattar Singh Dahiya, an inspector of the Food and Supplies Department, stationed at Kharkhauda in judicial custody till November 26.

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Mason in sleep done to death by five masked men
Ghaziabad, November 14
Five masked assailants had stabbed to death a head mason sleeping in his house under Vijay Nagar police station last night. While fleeing, the assailants had fired in the air with a local revolver. Police have not been able to get any clue about the miscreants so far.

Five held for bid to rob jewellery shop
New Delhi, November 14
With the arrest of five persons, the Anti-Robbery Cell of the Crime Branch has claimed to have foiled a robbery bid in a jewellery shop in Kalkaji.

Heroin worth Rs 50 lakh seized, 4 held
Ghaziabad, November 14
The police have arrested four drug peddlers and seized heroin worth Rs 50 lakh. All the arrested drug peddlers were from Muzzafarnagar district of UP. According to Superintendent of Police, City, Mr Umesh Srivastava, the district police nabbed these criminals during a special drive to check crime in the district.


The First City has 1.3 lakh epileptics
New Delhi, November 14
Of the 2.5 to five persons per thousand who suffer from epilepsy, 1.3 lakh are in the National Capital alone. The good news, however, is that the disease is curable in 60 to 70 per cent cases.


Sourav Bisht, Prakhar star in Bhavan tourney
New Delhi, November 14
A strokeful half century by Sourav Bisht, who cracked 52 with ten boundaries, and an all-round performance by Prakhar Andlay (35 and 2 for 25) helped Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan beat Tagore International School by 14 runs in the Bhavan Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan ground.

Super Star defeat PNB in DDCA League
New Delhi, November 14
Super Star Club defeated Punjab National Bank by 22 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground. Scores: Super Star: 203 all out in 34.4 overs (Rajesh Sharma 87, Deepak Sharma 87, Deepak Sharma 41, D K Bhatti 4 for 30).

Salil Oberoi to lead U-22 team
New Delhi, November 14
Salil Oberoi will lead the 17-member Delhi Under-22 team in the Under-22 Tournament this season. Delhi take on Himachal Pradesh in their first match at Dharamsala from November 24 to 26.

Cricket with a difference
New Delhi, November 14
Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and now a member of the Rajya Sabha, Dr Bimal Jalan on Friday inaugurated the three-day cricket tournament for the disabled, organised by the Action for Ability Development and Inclusion.

Jindal Steel and Power move up in Indian Open
New Delhi, November 14
Jindal Steel and Power defeated Signature 12-11 in the Indian Open Polo Championship at the Jaipur Polo ground. In a close match, Argentinean import Santiago with seven goals was the leading scorer for Jindal while Vishal Singh (2), Sameer Suhag (2) and Naveen Jindal (1) accounted for the other goals. 

Top players for Ladies N India Golf
New Delhi, November 14
The 36th Ladies Northern India Open Golf Championship, sponsored by Siel Limited, will be held at the Delhi Golf Club course from November 18 to 21. Siel will be sponsoring the Ladies’ Tournament for the 16th time on trot.

CII pledges support to Commonwealth Games
New Delhi, November 14
The Confederation of Indian Industries has pledged its support to the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi. The CII has congratulated its MoU partner Indian Olympic Association for bringing the games to India. 


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