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Vedanti’s directive to Chandok draws flak
New Delhi, August 20
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee member Harinder Pal Singh today claimed that Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti’s directive to Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Prehlad Singh Chandok to pay Rs 1.10 crore before the August 20 deadline to one of his predecessors, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, over a school-ownership dispute, had evoked strong criticism in the community.

CM presents mobile PCOs to disabled
New Delhi, August 20
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presented mobile Public Call Offices to select individuals from among 1,200 applications received by the Delhi Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Classes/ Minorities / Handicapped Financial Development Corporation.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit handing over a mobile PCO tricycle to a physically challenged person in  the Capital on Friday. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit handing over a mobile PCO tricycle to a physically challenged person in the Capital on Friday. 
— Photo by Rajeev Tyagi




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Haryana gives nod to Delhi-Gurgaon Metro project
New Delhi, August 20
The Haryana Government has given its approval to the Metro rail project between Mehrauli, bordering Delhi, and IFFCCO chowk in Gurgaon. 

BJP unit chief to plead case against MCD before HM
New Delhi, August 20
The president of Delhi Pradesh BJP, Dr Harshvardhan, has written a second letter in a week to the Union Home Minister to seek an audience with him and furnish information of the extent of corruption in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Relaxing with Gandhis.
Relaxing with Gandhis. — Photo by Rajeev Tyagi

Aspirants to DUSU posts play cards close to chest
New Delhi, August 20
On the last day of filing of nominations for the elections to the Delhi University Students Union, aspirants remained tightlipped about not just the posts they were seeking to contest, also about the names of colleges they have been admitted into.

A book for those with passion for teaching
New Delhi, August 20
Foundation Books, the South Asian representative of Cambridge University Press, has launched ‘A Passion for Teaching’, a new book that discusses the characteristics of passionate teachers. This book is for those teacher-educators who have a passion for teaching.

Sadbhavana divas celebrated
New Delhi, August 20
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 60th birth anniversary was today celebrated as Sadbhavana Divas in the Capital with a cultural programme organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra. His selected speeches were played and his quotable quotes were delivered by children from different schools across the country.

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DU to appoint teachers on a permanent basis
New Delhi, August 20
After getting the nod from the University Grants Commission, Delhi University has decided to appoint teachers on a permanent basis to tide over the crisis emerging from teachers’ vacancies.

HC rejects former Dean’s re-employment plea
New Delhi, August 20
The Delhi High Court has rejected a petition filed by a former Dean, Faculty of Law of Delhi University, challenging the university’s decision not to re-employ him.

IN PARLIAMENT
114 kids died within 48 hrs of hospitalisation
New Delhi, August 20
The government today disclosed that 142 children out of 2,527 children admitted in the Safdarjung Hospital in June had died with 114 of them dying within 48 hours of admission.

Rs 50,000 looted from trader in moving bus
Noida, August 20
A trader was looted of Rs 50,000 by criminals while travelling in a bus. To make matters worse, nobody came to his rescue even though he raised an alarm.

Youth beaten to death in Loni
Ghaziabad, August 20
A youth was beaten to death by some criminals while a 5-year-old son of a sand contractor was kidnapped in two separate incidents here. The police have not been able to trace the abducted child or get any clue about his whereabouts.

Four held for looting cloth worth Rs 4 lakh
Noida, August 20
The police have arrested four thieves involved in looting cloth worth Rs 4 lakh from a factory in Sector-57 with the connivance of the security guard, who has also been nabbed. The leader of the group is a rag-sack seller of Sector-60. The police recovered cloth worth Rs 2 lakh from the robbers.

Mystery death
Ghaziabad, August 20
Mystery shrouds the death of an eight-year-old boy, identified as Malkhan. The boy was found hanging from a noose in his house on Wednesday. Even as his father claims that his son was murdered, the police look upon it as a case of suicide.

Attempt to abduct woman
Noida, August 20
An attempt was made to abduct a woman on the Noida Expressway while she was on her way back to her house from office. The woman, identified as Ms Reshma Bhatnagar, was employed with the Rai University and was on her way back home in Sector-34 when her car was blocked by criminals in another car.

 

 

 


 

Vedanti’s directive to Chandok draws flak
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member Harinder Pal Singh today claimed that Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti’s directive to Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Prehlad Singh Chandok to pay Rs 1.10 crore before the August 20 deadline to one of his predecessors, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, over a school-ownership dispute, had evoked strong criticism in the community.

“This directive has become the talk of the town, with many people casting aspersions,” Mr Harinder Pal Singh said in a communication to Mr Vedanti, a copy of which was given to the press here.

Hukamnamas or directives from Akal Takht, the highest seat of Sikh temporal authority, should involve only serious issues facing the entire Khalsa Panth, its traditions and principles, the SGPC member, a staunch supporter of late Gurcharan Singh Tohra, said in the letter.

“Akal Takht should not interfere in financial or personal disputes,” Mr Harinder Pal Singh observed. He warned that any fresh involvement of Akal Takht in such matters could dent the supremacy of the religious authority.

The SGPC leader, who retained membership of the Amritsar committee in a recent co-option despite twice losing general elections to the DSGMC, told Mr Vedanti that his “suggestions” had no political objectives.

“The school-ownership dispute is a clear-cut management matter that involves no Panthak issue or institution. Therefore, there should be no action (from your side) to implement the directive,” Mr Harinder Pal Singh said.

Amnesty sought for jailed militants

The former chief of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, whose party had unseated the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) from the community’s religious office in the Capital, today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant amnesty to jailed suspected militants of Punjab unrest during the 400th anniversary celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib.

He told a news conference that he had made a written request to the Prime Minister in this regard. “There are around 140 such persons who are languishing in different jails, most of them since 1982. We have requested their release, which we feel will be a great goodwill gesture aimed at allowing them to join the mainstream,’’ Mr Sarna said.

He cited the “homecoming” of former Khalistan ideologue Jagjit Singh Chauhan in support of his appeal to the Centre.

Mr Sarna also requested the Delhi and the Central governments to declare holiday on September 1 to commemorate the 400 years of the compilation of Guru Granth Sahib and its installation at Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple).

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CM presents mobile PCOs to disabled
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presented mobile Public Call Offices (PCOs) to select individuals from among 1,200 applications received by the Delhi Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Classes/ Minorities / Handicapped Financial Development Corporation.

The Corporation is providing mobile PCOs and offering loans to the physically challenged. The mobile PCO comprises a hand-propelled rickshaw, PCO billing monitor and fixed wireless terminal. Reliance Infocomm is supporting this venture.

“Our commitment to society is to provide opportunities to enable and empower the physically challenged to be self-reliant. The Government of NCT of Delhi’s vision wedded with our wireless communications options provide the platform for the same,” Mr Sajive Kanwar, Head, PCO Operations of Reliance Infocomm, said.

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Haryana gives nod to Delhi-Gurgaon Metro project
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
The Haryana Government has given its approval to the Metro rail project between Mehrauli, bordering Delhi, and IFFCCO chowk in Gurgaon. The State government is also seriously considering other alternatives for easing the flow of traffic, including roads linking Gurgaon to Vasant Kunj and Gurgaon.

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, held a meeting here today with senior officers of the State government to ensure planned development of Gurgaon.

Mr Chautala said that RITES would prepare a detailed feasibility report for the Metro Rail Project.

The Delhi-Dayabasti-Gurgaon road has already been approved under the Integrated Rail Bus Terminal (IRBT) plan.

Mr Chautala promised supply of adequate power and drinking water to the residents of Gurgaon. At present, 100 cusecs water is being provided to Gurgaon, which would be increased to 190 cusecs in a year’s time.

A comprehensive plan had been prepared to widen 34 roads within a year at a cost of Rs 45 crore. The Chief Minister also discussed the possibility of developing a fly-over on Sikanderpur Chowk to ease congestion on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road. Five sites had been identified for setting up of 66 KV sub-stations; work to set up two such sub-stations had already begun. A 220 KV sub-station would be set up in Sector-43.

He said two more sewerage treatment plants of 15 MGD and 7.5 MGD capacity would be installed to further improve the sewerage system in Gurgaon. The work to set up a sewerage treatment plant of 12.5 MGD had already begun.

The Chief Minister said that 43 acres of land had already been allotted to a private company to develop a `Medicity’ in Sector-48. Under this project, 50 acres were being allotted to a private firm of international repute to provide health services. A ‘Habitat Centre’ would also be set up at the city centre in Sector-29 on the lines of the India Habitat Centre of Delhi, so as to provide facilities of international standards for organising conferences.

The Haryana Urban Development Authority would set up this centre with the help of HUDCO. A sum of Rs 16 crore would be spent to set up an auditorium, which will be completed by March next.

The Chief Minister said steps were also being taken to develop infrastructure for promotion of sportsin Gurgaon.

A modern sports complex was being developed at a cost of Rs 10 crore in Sector 30. A multi-purpose sports complex would also be set up at a cost of Rs 15 crore.

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BJP unit chief to plead case against MCD before HM
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
The president of Delhi Pradesh BJP, Dr Harshvardhan, has written a second letter in a week to the Union Home Minister to seek an audience with him and furnish information of the extent of corruption in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Dr Harshvardhan has reiterated what he wrote in the August 13 letter to the minister, Mr Shivraj Patil : That the MCD should be dissolved and fresh election announced because of a slew of corruption cases registered against three INC councillors.

Earlier, addressing his party’s members and office bearers who had gathered outside Jantar Mantar for holding a sit-in, Dr Harshvardhan said that the BJP would continue its protests to expose the “incompetence” of the MCD and the Government of NCT of Delhi.

Referring to the adverse comments by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report, Dr Harshvardhan said that the MCD and the Government of NCT of Delhi were equally guilty of corruption. The CAG’s observations on the privatisation of Delhi Vidyut Board, he said, were a case in point.

Meanwhile, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet early next week to discuss the situation arising out of Deputy Chairman of MCD Standing Committee Ashok Jain’s arrest on the charge of accepting a bribe and how to rid MCD of corruption.

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Aspirants to DUSU posts play cards close to chest
Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
On the last day of filing of nominations for the elections to the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), aspirants remained tightlipped about not just the posts they were seeking to contest, also about the names of colleges they have been admitted into.

The “secrecy” regarding the names of colleges and courses they have been enrolled in was an attempt to play safe. Students claim that it has become a practice to try and scuttle the admissions of those candidates who are considered front runners.

“Colleges are pressurised and sometimes even threatened to cancel the admissions or not grant admission to some candidates who are considered a threat to the rival group with more clout with the authorities”, said a party activist.

Citing his own example, he said, “Owing to the pressure that was exerted on him, the Principal in my college refused to sign my nomination papers, though I am a bona fide student. I had to seek admission elsewhere or else take legal recourse”.

With each party maintaining a close watch on the rivals, it seemed imperative to guard the “secret”, which is essentially “details about who is enrolled where and contesting for which post”.

The admissions of “strong candidates” are often facilitated a few days prior to the filing of nominations. This is when the opposition tries to play truant. “At the last minute you can’t even do much. If you are not enrolled any where, you can’t contest”, said a party worker.

Subtle hints were dropped about the likely panel by each faction, though the declaration of the final list is still three days away. “Some times parties project a few candidates as their panel members, only to distract attention from their real contenders. So, until the final day, it is hard to tell, who will eventually be given the ticket”, said another contestant who filed for nomination here today.

Among the candidates who are likely to be fielded for the DUSU panel, whose names have been cleared by the Election committee, are: Ragini Nayak, Ashok Basoya, AA Narendra Tokas and Amrita Dhawan from the NSUI, Deepti Rawat, Gaurav Kale and Gaurav Pandey from the ABVP, and AA Meena Dabas, A Kapoor Chaudhary, Amit Kaushik and Ajay from INSO. Akhila Singh and Archana Yadav from the United Students Front are also among those whose names have been cleared by the committee.

Candidates from each party have fielded their names for more than one post, but the final decision regarding the panel will be taken after the last date for withdrawals, which is August 23.

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A book for those with passion for teaching
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
Foundation Books, the South Asian representative of Cambridge University Press, has launched ‘A Passion for Teaching’, a new book that discusses the characteristics of passionate teachers. This book is for those teacher-educators who have a passion for teaching.

The book is for all those who recognize and acknowledge that teaching is not only about intellectual and emotional engagement with others but also intellectual and emotional engagement with self through regular review and renewal of purposes and practices, a release said.

It is for all those who recognize the limitations of reform that is only externally driven and who passionately assert the broader values and moral responsibilities that are internally driven and embedded in and expressed through good teaching.

The author, Christopher Day, Co-director of the Centre for Research on Teacher and School Development, University of Nottingham, says that those with a passion for teaching are those who are committed, enthusiastic and intellectually and emotionally energetic in their work with young people and adults alike. According to him, teaching is a creative and adventurous profession, and passion is not an option. Teachers, now, are potentially the single most important assets in the achievement of the vision of a democratic society. They must, more than ever before, be more than transmitters of knowledge.

It is teachers who hold the key to students growing or diminishing self-esteem, achievement and visions of the present and future possibilities for learning through their commitment, knowledge and skills.

It is the kind of education and training that will influence their ability to help students learn how to succeed.

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Sadbhavana divas celebrated
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 60th birth anniversary was today celebrated as Sadbhavana Divas in the Capital with a cultural programme organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra. His selected speeches were played and his quotable quotes were delivered by children from different schools across the country. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sunil Dutt and Union Water Resources Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi were among those present on the occasion.

The students of Delhi Blind School played instrumental music. Others staged the dances of their respective regions or states. On the occasion, the students and others took the ‘Sadbhavana Pledge’ that “I will work for emotional oneness and harmony of all the people of India regardless of caste, creed, region, religion or language ... that I shall resolve all differences among us through dialogue and constructive means without resorting to violence.”

Health check-up camp

Faridabad: The district unit of the Mahila Congress organized a health check up-cum-awareness camp at Ballabhgarh town here today on the occasion of the 60th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Mr Rajiv Gandhi. Over two hundred women from various parts of the town took part in the programme held at the Punjabi Dharamshala, which was presided over by the District President of the Women Cell of the party, Ms Sharda Rathaur.

Dr Sapna Bhargava from the JIVA Ayurvedic Institute and Dr Anjali Gupta of the Sarvodaya Hospital here not only conducted the check up but briefed the participants about the various aspects of maintaining a good health.

Dr Bhargava gave a detailed lecture on the importance of the Ayurvedic treatment of various ailments. 

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DU to appoint teachers on a permanent basis
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
After getting the nod from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Delhi University has decided to appoint teachers on a permanent basis to tide over the crisis emerging from teachers’ vacancies.

Following the order, each college has been allowed to fill a specified number of total permanent posts, which approximately is 85 percent of its total strength, as per existing norms.

Lifting the freeze over fresh and permanent employment, this move is expected to fill the vacancies, some of which are more than two years old. This interim arrangement, according to the Registrar, will continue until the UGC takes a final decision on the recommendations of the Anandkrishan Committee report.

The UGC had in a communiqué dating back to 2002 directed the colleges under DU to fill only 80 percent of their teaching posts as on that date and on temporary basis.

Taking note of the crisis that arose owing to the increasing number of vacancies the university urged the UGC to find an early resolution so that colleges could make permanent appointments, the Registrar said.

Conference facility

The North Campus of the University of Delhi will acquire two important facilities - a state-of-the-art conference facility opposite the Botany Department and the Multidisciplinary Research Centre next to the Central Institute of Education. The construction of both the facilities has begun, a release said.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deepak Nayyar laid the foundation stone of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre at a function held this morning, in which many senior members of the university community participated.

The Multidisciplinary Research Centre is being constructed on a plot, which for many years had housed a slum cluster. Two years ago, the university administration managed to have the plot vacated, and the slum dwellers rehabilitated elsewhere.

The complex will house an annexe to the Department of Education, as well as other important organs of the university, such as the Women’s Studies Development Centre, Development Countries Research Centre, Intellectual Property Rights Centre, Centre for Hill Development and the Centre for Science Education and Communication. The complex will be the nucleus of multidisciplinary studies, research, documentation and training in the university.

The facility will have a fully equipped conference hall and several committee rooms of varying capacities. The conference centre will also have a comprehensive range of support facilities.

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HC rejects former Dean’s re-employment plea
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
The Delhi High Court has rejected a petition filed by a former Dean, Faculty of Law of Delhi University, challenging the university’s decision not to re-employ him. The court said it did not find the university’s decision as unreasonable and that it can’t be claimed that a mere post graduate teacher is not good and a doctorate teacher is necessarily good.

Justice R C Chopra, who dismissed the plea of former Law Faculty Dean Prof Surendra Prasad, gave a similar dismissal to another plea by Prof Madhu Rathore.

The court took note of the fact that ultimately for every re-employment, leave of the court has to be taken which will “ensure adherence to fairness in the selection process”.

Prasad, appointed as the Dean on July 15,2003, retired on June 30 last. He had contended that he was eligible for a three-year re-appointment as per the rules of the university as he was recognised as a “distinguished teacher”.

He had alleged that the university had failed to consider his meritorious record and 34 years of experience, and has re-appointed a candidate who is doing his Ph.D under him.

Prasad had said despite the fact that the university would have to pay him less than it would be required to pay a new appointee, the University ignored him.

He had also sought setting aside of the decision taken by the university after deliberations on April 26-27, 2004, whereby 22 teachers were given re-employment while 30 others were denied the same.

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IN PARLIAMENT
114 kids died within 48 hrs of hospitalisation
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 20
The government today disclosed that 142 children out of 2,527 children admitted in the Safdarjung Hospital in June had died with 114 of them dying within 48 hours of admission.

Replying to a question, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Panabka Lakshmi told the Rajya Sabha that most of the children were suffering from multiple diseases like cardio-respiratory failure, severe pneumonia, dehydration and severe CNS infection.

The minister denied that doctors in the emergency department of the Safdarjung Hospital did not attend to patients until the police registered the cases. The formalities required by police continue side by side in such cases, she said.

screening of Newborn : The government is considering a proposal to involve Lal Path Labs in carrying out screening for genetic disorders at a subsidised cost in government hospitals. She said the equipment available at the lab was not currently available in any government hospital in the country. However, a multi-centric Task Force on Inborn Metabolic Errors and Newborn Screening has been set up by the Indian Council of Medical Research, she said.

Yoga classes: The Yoga classes at the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi, have been suspended because all the classrooms are under reconstruction.

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Rs 50,000 looted from trader in moving bus
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 20
A trader was looted of Rs 50,000 by criminals while travelling in a bus. To make matters worse, nobody came to his rescue even though he raised an alarm. Ultimately, the trader, who was travelling with his blind daughter, met the Superintendent of Police (City), Mr A.K. Jain, who ordered the interrogation of the bus staff.

The trader, identified as Surinder Kumar Arora of Roorkee, had come to visit his friend in Sector-22.

He had boarded the bus from the ALT centre in Ghaziabad.

Four youth, who boarded the bus at Khora Colony, were seen talking continuously with the driver and the helper. It seemed that they knew both the driver and the helper.

When Arora was about to alight at the Noida Sector-12 stop, the youths surrounded him and snatched Rs 50,000 from his pocket.

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Youth beaten to death in Loni
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, August 20
A youth was beaten to death by some criminals while a 5-year-old son of a sand contractor was kidnapped in two separate incidents here. The police have not been able to trace the abducted child or get any clue about his whereabouts.

The young man in Loni was assaulted with lathis and clubs yesterday night. Though he raised an alarm, nobody turned up for his rescue and breathed his last in the morning. Later, it was found that the criminals had also broken his leg.

The police have sent the body for the postmortem examination. The victim was identified as Munish Chauhan of Ashok Nagar, Delhi.

In the second incident, criminals abducted the 5-year-old son of a sand contractor, identified as Raj Kumar, from his Gulab Vatika house.

The police had earlier tried to underplay the incident. However, when Raj Kumar started getting phone calls from Meerut about his son’s abduction, the police took the matter seriously and have sent a team for tracing the child.

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Four held for looting cloth worth Rs 4 lakh
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 20
The police have arrested four thieves involved in looting cloth worth Rs 4 lakh from a factory in Sector-57 with the connivance of the security guard, who has also been nabbed. The leader of the group is a rag-sack seller of Sector-60. The police recovered cloth worth Rs 2 lakh from the robbers.

According to the Superintendent of Police (City), Mr A.K. Jain, the Sector-58 police arrested Suidhir Pal, son of Lala Ram, Vijay and Shiv Kumar, who were transferring the looted cloth from Can-Can Property Ltd., last night.

The arrested persons confessed to the police that they were able to take the cloth out of the factory with the help of the security guard, identified as Rajnish, an employee of Product Security Services Ltd., Okhla, Delhi. Vijay and Shiv Kumar are employed as sweepers in the factory and had been enticed in this loot by the rag-sack seller.

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Mystery death
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, August 20
Mystery shrouds the death of an eight-year-old boy, identified as Malkhan. The boy was found hanging from a noose in his house on Wednesday. Even as his father claims that his son was murdered, the police look upon it as a case of suicide.

“If he had committed suicide, then how come muddy footprints were found on his belly,” asked his distraught parents.

The police received a report that the 8-year-old Malkhan, son of Chattar Singh, a mason, was found hanging from a noose in his house in Rajiv Colony. The body was found in a semi nude condition. The police sent the body for the postmortem examination. However, the parents are protesting against the police version that the boy had committed suicide.

Malkhan was a student of Class II in a nearby school, which was closed due to the Teej festival. His mother Chanderwati had gone to get fodder for the cow. When she returned, she found the boy hanging from a noose in the house. Her neighbours said that the family did not have enmity with anybody in the colony. 

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Attempt to abduct woman
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 20
An attempt was made to abduct a woman on the Noida Expressway while she was on her way back to her house from office. The woman, identified as Ms Reshma Bhatnagar, was employed with the Rai University and was on her way back home in Sector-34 when her car was blocked by criminals in another car.

Even as the criminals tried to push Ms Reshma Bhatnagar into their car, some people who were crossing in a truck came to her rescue. The criminals hurriedly got into their vehicle and sped away.

A report has been lodged in Phase-II police station by Mr A. K. Verma, GM of Rai University.

Youth beaten up

Ghaziabad: Drunkard rowdies reportedly beat up a youth selling peanuts on the roadside. They even tried to kill him by drowning him in a nearby pond. The boy is said to be in serious condition.

When the victim, identified as Raju, demanded that he be paid Rs 5 for the peanuts taken by the drunkards, they beat him up and snatched his money.

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Sisters in suicide pact

New Delhi: Two elderly sisters, both unmarried, allegedly committed suicide last night in the Patel Nagar area of West district. The deceased have been identified as Kanchan (43) and Preety (34).—TNS

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