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Woman advocate held for fake job racket
4 merchant navy employees among those duped of lakhs of rupees

New Delhi, November 2
The south district police arrested two persons, including a woman, an advocate, for running an international fake job racket. The police said the accused operated via Internet and cheated job aspirants of their money, passports and valuables. The accused are identified as Tanuja, alias Sonia Maan (29), a resident of Chennai and Vijaypal (30), who lives in Delhi. Sonia is an advocate. They were arrested yesterday.

F1 muffled our voice: farmers
Greater Noida, November 2
Forty-year-old Ashok Sharma is a stunned man today. He feels cheated. The priorities have changed now. Speed of Ferrari and Mercedes in Formula-1 (F-1) race has drowned the voice of the farmers of the area, alleged Sharma, a resident of Bhatt village. "Nothing has been done in the villages. Before the race, the government prepared a blue print to turn Bhatta and Parsaul villages into model villages. Officials promised to construct roads, drains, schools, crematoriums and community halls. It's all farce," he said.


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(Top) A big crowd holds a protest at Gaffar Market during the sealing (right) drive by the MCD team, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
OPPOSING SEALING: (Top) A big crowd holds a protest at Gaffar Market during the sealing (right) drive by the MCD team, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Junk food makers move HC
New Delhi, November 2
The All-India Food Processors Association (AIFPA) today approached the Delhi High Court, pleading that the court should hear them before passing any final order on a petition that seeks ban on carbonated beverages and junk food in school and college canteens.


Held for thefts: The Delhi police on Wednesday arrested two persons for being allegedly involved in cases of theft of car stereos and other accessories. Tribune photo

Four suicide cases in Delhi
New Delhi, November 2
Four suicides were reported today from different areas of Delhi, including a posh locality. In the first incident, Tina Gogna (25), a dentist, hanged herself from a ceiling fan in her room at Greater Kailash-I. The incident was reported this afternoon. Tina was married to Karan Gogna who has a business of wigs and salon items.

Move to allow land sale in illegal colonies
New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi Group of Ministers today decided to prepare a proposal to allow the sale and purchase of land in unauthorized colonies. This proposal will soon be handed over to the department concerned, sources said.

HC sends notice to govt over delayed admission of 1,400 children
New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Delhi government on a petition seeking directions to start the process for admission of 1,400 students to Class VI of its 17 Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas (RPVV) in the academic year 2011-12.

Delhi gets notice on pre-school admissions
New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Delhi government on an NGO's plea for direction to prohibit private schools in the national capital from admitting children less than four years of age in pre-primary classes.

Tantrik held for rape, blackmail
New Delhi, November 2
The West District police has arrested a tantrik Mohammad Sanaullah for the rape of a woman.

SAD (B) for Sikh CMD in P&S Bank
New Delhi, November 2
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today said the Union government is planning to appoint a non-Sikh chairman-cum-managing director of the Punjab and Sindh Bank which is against the commitment given by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Reply of MCD sought on illegal constructions in Chandni Chowk
New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi High Court today sought the MCD's reply to a plea accusing it of failure in taking action against rampant unauthorised constructions in the Chandni Chowk area, allegedly made in collusion with its officials.

4-yr boy was killed to take revenge on father; 1 held
New Delhi, November 2
A 19-year-old boy has been arrested for the murder of a four-year-old boy whose body was found in the MCD park at Rampura, north-west district, two days ago, according to the police. The accused has been identified as Mohammed Tanveer. He was arrested yesterday. The victim, Mohammed Afridi, stayed with his parents at Rumalwali Gali in Rampura.


The accused arrested for the murder of a 4-year-old child in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photo

Sealing in Karol Bagh put off
New Delhi, November 2
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today said the sealing in the areas of Karol Bagh might be brought to a halt. The Leader of the House in MCD, Subhash Arya, said the sealing in the Karol Bagh area would be stopped till the development plan of the area was not given the final shape.

Book bazaar at south campus 
New Delhi, November 2
For the bookworms of Delhi, this weekend will offer a new avenue to immerse in the culture of readings, with Delhi University's South Campus hosting a three-day 'book bazaar'.

Got extortion call from Pak, claims trader
Noida, November 2
A businessman of Noida has claimed that he had received a phone call from Pakistan that threatened to kill his family in a bomb attack unless he paid Rs 60 lakh to the caller.

Golf club turns 100
New Delhi, November 2
The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Tejendra Khanna, today inaugurated a function of celebrations of 100 years of the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) where Bachelor's Cup was presented. This is the same cup that was presented in 1911.

Spurious oil case: 3 let off after 19 years
New Delhi, November 2
Three persons facing trial for 19 years for allegedly manufacturing spurious engine oil and selling it as Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum products have been let off by a Delhi court due to lacunae in the probe.

Chinese group meets Sheila
New Delhi, November 2
A Chinese delegation led by the party secretary of Gansu province of China, Lu Hao, today called on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

 





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Woman advocate held for fake job racket
4 merchant navy employees among those duped of lakhs of rupees
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
The south district police arrested two persons, including a woman, an advocate, for running an international fake job racket. The police said the accused operated via Internet and cheated job aspirants of their money, passports and valuables. The accused are identified as Tanuja, alias Sonia Maan (29), a resident of Chennai and Vijaypal (30), who lives in Delhi. Sonia is an advocate. They were arrested yesterday.

Yesterday, around 2 pm, four employees of the merchant navy - Yameen Mallick (22), Sagar Sodani (21), Navin Moily (27) and Arun Yadav (22) - were quarrelling at PVR, Saket, regarding their passports and money taken by fraudsters.

The police reached the spot and recorded their statements.

"They said they were duped by Sonia, who had fraudulently taken Rs 10 lakh from them along with their passports for an assurance to provide them jobs in Canada. Vijaypal who was dealing with them at PVR, Saket, was also apprehended by the police. Sonia, the mastermind of the racket, was in the police net.

The passports of the complainants were recovered from her house. Passports of other victims, laptops, three printers and fake documents were also seized," said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), south district, Delhi.

A case of cheating, impersonation and forgery was registered at the Saket police station.

During the interrogation, the accused said they had sent the victims an SMS on their cell phones regarding employment in Canada. The SMS also read that the employment would be provided by a Canadian recruitment service named as "Immigration 2 Quebec".

The victims were convinced when they received a call from a number belonging to a High Commission in Delhi, they added.

They transferred Rs 20,000 to the recruitment service, assuming that the offer was genuine.

The victims received an email which read that Sonia Maan, a lawyer, would process the job offer. Over the internet, they checked Sonia, who was in the list of approved lawyers.

"The victims transferred about Rs 2.5 lakh in different bank accounts opened under fake names of Ajay Saini, Siraj Exim and Perjina, as told by Sonia. It appeared that the site of the original Sonia Maan was hacked by the accused and communication was done with job seekers in India and abroad. When the original Sonia was contacted by the victims, she also complained about such cheating. She added that she had made a complaint in this regard," added the DCP.

Rs 10 lakh was taken from the complainants in installments at different locations such as five star hotels and restaurants in Saket.

The DCP added that the advocate was earlier staying in Tilak Nagar, but last year, she was arrested at Chanakyapuri in a cheating case.

Now she stays with a Nigerian national at her accommodation in Raju Park, Khanpur.

The advocate has been associating with Nigerian nationals, said the police. She has been taking their help in creating fake email IDs and maintaining access to the high commission and embassies.

The DCP added that Siraj, a Nigerian national, who is her associate, has been absconding. The police seized 21 passports from the advocate, which have been taken from several victims.

They were assured of employment in south-eastern countries and Canada. The advocate had a fake police verification certificate allegedly issued from the office of the commissioner of police, Delhi.

The police said it was searching for Siraj and trying to recover the cheated amount.

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F1 muffled our voice: farmers
Parmindar Singh

Greater Noida, November 2
Forty-year-old Ashok Sharma is a stunned man today. He feels cheated. The priorities have changed now. Speed of Ferrari and Mercedes in Formula-1 (F-1) race has drowned the voice of the farmers of the area, alleged Sharma, a resident of Bhatt village. "Nothing has been done in the villages. Before the race, the government prepared a blue print to turn Bhatta and Parsaul villages into model villages. Officials promised to construct roads, drains, schools, crematoriums and community halls. It's all farce," he said.

Barely seven-km from Sharma's village, which for the first six months of the year had been an epicenter of a bloody movement of farmers, seeking greater compensation for their land acquired for the construction of Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway, Ferrari and Mercedes cars raced amid the presence of national and international celebrities this weekend.

Those whose land was acquired for the racing track are quite disillusioned. Farmers of Bhuj Kheda, Atta Gujran, Salarpur and Navrangpur villages said the cacophony of racing cars had muffled their voices.

Not everyone agrees, though. "A lot rides on such events and the farmers were only trying to browbeat us. All compensation claims have been settled," said an official of the Noida authority.

Farmers in Yamuna expressway have alleged that the authority had not done anything for the industries. The industries would have generated jobs, they said.

Farmers from 30-odd villages located along the Greater Noida-Agra toll road have moved court, seeking their land back.

The police had been deployed in the villages to prevent farmers from getting near the track. Many villagers complained that the track, sneaking past their villages, had cut off traditional passages.

The senior vice-president of Jaypee Sports International (JPSI), Askari H Zaidi, however, said, "Nearly 8,000 people worked on the track for three years. The race has created jobs for many in various sectors. In the Sports City, we're building stadiums for cricket and football, courts for tennis and badminton. This will create more jobs," he added.

But how long will these jobs remain after the completion of these projects, asked the farmers?

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Junk food makers move HC

New Delhi, November 2
The All-India Food Processors Association (AIFPA) today approached the Delhi High Court, pleading that the court should hear them before passing any final order on a petition that seeks ban on carbonated beverages and junk food in school and college canteens.

The AIFPA, in its application filed before the division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, sought to become a party in the petition filed by an NGO, the Uday Foundation.

The AIFPA told the court that its members were dealing with processing of fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, milk and milk products and biscuits and confectionary items.

Senior counsel Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for the association, told the court that the petitioner had failed to specify as to what kind of foods should be included in the definition of junk food or fast food. He said the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act did not define anything as junk food or fast food.

The NGO sought a ban on the sale of junk food and carbonated drinks within 1,500-foot radius of schools.

Petitioners Rahul Verma and Rakesh Prabhakar of the Uday Foundation told the court: "It is...time we change the way kids eat in schools. On the one hand, children are taught in classroom about good nutrition..., on the other, we continue to make junk food available to them."

Rohtagi said that the petitioner failed to clarify the kind of foods to be banned in the vicinity of schools.

"The FSSAI has invited proposals from experienced agencies, organisations and institutions in consultation with scientific panel to issue guidelines," said the association.

The case would be heard next on December 21.

In an affidavit, the health ministry earlier said it had written to all states and union territories to consider issuing instructions for withdrawing carbonated beverages and junk foods from school and college canteens. - IANS

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Four suicide cases in Delhi
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
Four suicides were reported today from different areas of Delhi, including a posh locality. In the first incident, Tina Gogna (25), a dentist, hanged herself from a ceiling fan in her room at Greater Kailash-I. The incident was reported this afternoon. Tina was married to Karan Gogna who has a business of wigs and salon items.

She had pursued her degree from Meerut University, but was not practising.

Her family claimed that she had been tortured for bringing insufficient dowry.

Tina was married eight months ago.

Her father Narendra Dutta lodged a complaint against her husband and in-laws.

The police said the incident was reported around 2.30 pm today. She was taken to the AIIMS hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead.

Dutta said Tina had telephoned him around 11 am.

"She called me and asked me why I had married her to Karan. Her in-laws used to harass her and this made her depressed. She had said that she had fever, but her in-laws did not care. They used to abuse her," he said.

Three hours later, Dutta learnt about his daughter's death. He is an educationist and lives with his wife and son at Ghaziabad.

In the second incident, a jilted lover, Sunil Kumar (25) allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a flyover at Mukarba Chowk today. Sunil lived at Malikpur village in Sonepat district, Haryana. He was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

In the third incident, one Shakuntala Devi (53) allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire. The incident was reported from her residence at Block-D, Karkardooma Apartments, Anand Vihar.

The police recovered a suicide note, which read that she had been depressed because of her illness. Shakuntala is survived by her husband and three children.

In the fourth incident, Sonu (19) committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The incident was reported from Pandav Nagar, East Delhi. Sonu was a native of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He had been living with two friends at rented accommodation in Samaspur village.

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Move to allow land sale in illegal colonies
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi Group of Ministers today decided to prepare a proposal to allow the sale and purchase of land in unauthorized colonies. This proposal will soon be handed over to the department concerned, sources said.

At a meeting of GoM, it was decided that now the purchase of land and other properties in the unauthorized colonies should be allowed on the basis of registry, the sources said.

The GoM was headed by the PWD minister Rajkumar Chauhan.

Circle rate is not applied in 1,639 unothorised colonies at present. Once the sale and purchase is allowed there, the circle rate would be applicable in these colonies also. The government would collect thousands of crores of rupees as revenue.

The GoM has also recommended development in these colonies. The government has finalized a list of 1,018 colonies for layout plan. The list has been submitted to the urban development department. The government is in favour of expediting the development work in these colonies.

A senior official of urban development department said that in 1977, a total number of 567 colonies were regularized. Development work in these colonies was done before the notification of regularization.

In 2008, the government had issued provisional certificates to RWAs of these colonies, giving an indication that these colonies would be regularized. It was done a few months before the last Assembly elections.

However, the government did carry out development work there though the Supreme Court had asked it to provide the basic amenities in these colonies before regularising them.

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HC sends notice to govt over delayed admission of 1,400 children

New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Delhi government on a petition seeking directions to start the process for admission of 1,400 students to Class VI of its 17 Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalayas (RPVV) in the academic year 2011-12.

A division bench of acting chief justice AK Sikri and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued the notice, returnable by November 23, to the Delhi government's directorate of education.

The court was hearing a petition of NGO Social Jurist through its counsel Ashok Agarwal that they have been regularly telling the directorate to go ahead with the process for admission of 1,400 students to Class VI in as many as 17 of these schools but no satisfactory reply has been received so far.

Though the academic session 2011-12 started on April 1, 2011, till date even the admission process has not been started by the respondent, Agarwal said. This was resulting in the non-utilisation of both physical and academic infrastructure available for students .

"The respondent has been withholding the process of admission without any justification, thereby depriving as many as 1,400 students from taking benefit of good quality education," he said.

"Inaction on the part of the respondent has resulted in violation of fundamental rights of the school-aged students as guaranteed under Articles 14, 15, 21, 21-A and 38 of the Constitution of India read with the provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009," the petition said. -- IANS

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Delhi gets notice on pre-school admissions

New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Delhi government on an NGO's plea for direction to prohibit private schools in the national capital from admitting children less than four years of age in pre-primary classes.

Accusing various unaided private schools of admitting children below four years in their pre-primary classes, the NGO in it public interest litigation (PIL) sought a direction to the government to stop this practice.

Taking note of the PIL, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued a notice to the Delhi government returnable with its response by November 23.

The court was hearing the petition of NGO Social Jurist through its counsel Ashok Agarwal.

He referred to the September 2007 court order that directed the government to implement the recommendations of the Ashok Ganguly Committee, which fixed four years-plus as the age criterion for admission to pre-primary class.

The admission to nursery - a class before the formal pre-primary class - at three-plus age was treated as admission in the formal school system, which was illegal, the petition said. It blamed the government for its failure to frame proper guidelines on the issue.

The state's inaction violated the fundamental rights of children, the petition said.

Different unaided recognised private schools in Delhi were applying different age criteria for admission of children to pre-primary classes, said the petition, seeking direction to the government to ensure that all schools followed a uniform system.

The Delhi School Education Act, 1973, provided that a child who had not attained the age of five years shall not be admitted to Class 1 in a recognised school, said the petition. - IANS

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Tantrik held for rape, blackmail
Tribune News service

New Delhi, November 2
The West District police has arrested a tantrik Mohammad Sanaullah for the rape of a woman.

Sanaullah is a resident of Uttam Nagar.

The police received a complaint on October 31 from a woman in Sant Nagar Extension. She stated that she had been regularly raped by the tantric.

During investigation, it was revealed that the complainant's husband had been running a transport business for the last few years. The business was proving profitable. Someone advised the complainant to approach some priest for solving her problems, the police said.

According to the police, the complainant then approached Sanaullah who heard her problems after taking Rs 5,000. He asked the complainant to visit him alone the next day--March 24. She went to the place as told by the tantrik. The tantrik offered her some drink. She became unconscious after having it. When she regained consciousness, she found herself naked and assaulted.

When she inquired about the incident, the tantrik threatened her with dire consequences. He had taken her nude photographs through a mobile phone. Thereafter the tantrik started blackmailing her.

In this process, he compelled her to get her property at Uttam Nagar transferred in his wife Sharmila Khatoon's name.

The victim did not tell anybody, but when the tantrik started making fresh demands, the complainant was left with no option than to narrate the incident to her brother. He advised her to approach the police.

The police arrested the tantrik yesterday. During interrogation the accused broke down and confessed to his crime.

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SAD (B) for Sikh CMD in P&S Bank
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today said the Union government is planning to appoint a non-Sikh chairman-cum-managing director of the Punjab and Sindh Bank which is against the commitment given by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Indira Gandhi had assured a delegation of the Sikh community led by Jathedar Santokh Singh in 1980 that the CMD of the bank would always be a Sikh, said Manjit Singh (GK), Delhi unit chief of the SAD Badal.

In a letter written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said that Indira Gandhi had assured that the Sikh traditions of the bank would always be maintained.

He said that Santokh Singh had requested that the Punjab and Sindh Bank should not be nationalized. Though refusing to accept his demand, Gandhi had promised that the Sikh traditions would always be maintained in the bank. Since then, the CMD had always been a Sikh.

The last CMD was G. S. Viridhi who retired in June 2010.

Subsequently, the bank has been headed by an executive director P. K. Anand.

He said that a majority of Sikh organizations, institutions and gurdwaras have their accounts in the Punjab and Sindh Bank.

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Reply of MCD sought on illegal constructions in Chandni Chowk

New Delhi, November 2
The Delhi High Court today sought the MCD's reply to a plea accusing it of failure in taking action against rampant unauthorised constructions in the Chandni Chowk area, allegedly made in collusion with its officials.

A division bench of acting chief justice AK Sikri and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw asked MCD counsel senior advocate HS Phoolka to seek instruction from the department and inform it by November 16.

Phoolka submitted that the agency had already taken action against some illegal constructions in the Walled City area and that he would file a detailed affidavit on the issue by the next date of hearing.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a Chandni Chowk resident Naval Kishore Gupta through advocate Sanjiv Shabharwal, alleging that illegal constructions had been going on in the area in connivance with MCD officials.

The builders have illegally constructed houses without following proper building bylaws, but no action has been taken against them, according to the PIL.

Claiming that he had obtained the information through an RTI application, the petitioner said 147 properties were found to be illegal and no step had been taken by the agency to demolish them despite his representation.

Citing recent incidents of building collapse in Lalita Park, Laxmi Nagar and Chandni Mahal, where several people were killed, the petitioner said due to such unauthorised constructions in his area, any mishap could happen anytime.

Urging the court to order initiation of a demolition drive in the area, the petitioner sought the appointment of a court commissioner to ensure there were no more illegal constructions. -- PTI

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4-yr boy was killed to take revenge on father; 1 held
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
A 19-year-old boy has been arrested for the murder of a four-year-old boy whose body was found in the MCD park at Rampura, north-west district, two days ago, according to the police.

The accused has been identified as Mohammed Tanveer. He was arrested yesterday.

The victim, Mohammed Afridi, stayed with his parents at Rumalwali Gali in Rampura.

During the investigation, the police learnt that Tanveer and his associate had an altercation with Mohammed Chand, the victim's father, on October 23.

Tanveer and his associate reside in a room on the same floor where Chand stays with his family.

"Tanveer confessed to his involvement in the crime. He said he and his associate wanted to take revenge on Chand. On October 30, when Afridi was alone at home, he was enticed by the accused and taken to a nearby park. They killed Afridi and left his body there. Tanveer was arrested on November 1. However, the other accused is absconding," said Meenu Choudhary, deputy commissioner of police, north-west district.

On October 31, the police received a call regarding a body having been found at the MCD park. The body was lying in a pool of blood among trees, a police official said.

There were deep cuts on the neck and right hand of the victim.

The victim was a kindergarten student of MC primary school at Jai Mata Market located in Tri Nagar.

Chand works at a slipper factory on Lawrence Road. He is a native of Khajuri village, Samastipur district in Bihar.

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Sealing in Karol Bagh put off
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today said the sealing in the areas of Karol Bagh might be brought to a halt. The Leader of the House in MCD, Subhash Arya, said the sealing in the Karol Bagh area would be stopped till the development plan of the area was not given the final shape.

He said a decision was taken to maintain status quo in special area under the Master Plan till the complete development plan for the area was not finalised.

"So far, the plan for the area is not finalised even when the deadline was extended. The people of the area cannot be held guilty for that. The permission was only granted for the constructions in Gaffar Market till 2006. Thereafter, if any rules have not been followed, permission should not be granted for the same," he said.

Arya said the MCD functionaries had met the Lieutenant Governor and the central urban development minister to apprise them of the issue and recommended providing relief to the citizens.

"Officials of the MCD are just following the orders of the monitoring committee. However, people whose livelihood is dependant upon the business in the area will have to bear the brunt of sealing," he said.

"Taking such factors into consideration, we demanded immediate stopping of sealing in Karol Bagh zone," he said.

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Book bazaar at south campus 

New Delhi, November 2
For the bookworms of Delhi, this weekend will offer a new avenue to immerse in the culture of readings, with Delhi University's South Campus hosting a three-day 'book bazaar'.

The second such weekend outing by the National Book Trust, after the North Campus hosted the first in March this year, this will not only be an interface for buying books, but also an opportunity to hear to recitations and witness classical performances.

To be inaugurated by university vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh on Friday at Sri Venkateswara College, the festival will run till Sunday.

While books of a wide variety will be put on display and will be available for sale from morning to evening, the three days will also witness a cultural and literary extravaganza on the sidelines.

A book quiz will also be part of the event to test the knowledge of book lovers, so will be sessions of storytelling and readings of Hindi satire.

"The bazaar is a rare opportunity for the students, teachers, librarians, literary patrons as a wide variety of books," the NBT said in a statement. -- PTI

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Got extortion call from Pak, claims trader
Our Correspondent

Noida, November 2
A businessman of Noida has claimed that he had received a phone call from Pakistan that threatened to kill his family in a bomb attack unless he paid Rs 60 lakh to the caller.

The victim, Shri Kant Tyagi, alleged that the police took no action on his complaint and he had to approach a court. Now, on the order of the court, the Noida Phase-2 police has registered a case and is carrying out investigations.

Tyagi, a resident of Banghel, has sand businesses in Kanpur, Aligarh, Unnav, Mathura. Also, he owns a big market in the Banghel town.

On September 11, 2011, Tyagi allegedly received phone calls from different 12-digit numbers. The caller had claimed that he was calling from Pakistan and asked Tyagi to pay Rs 60 lakh, failing which he would kill his family in a bomb attack.

Tyagi said he had received the threat calls till 9 pm. The caller was aware of his family background and had talked about his sand businesses, the market and house.

Tyagi informed the police about the incident in the night. He then contacted SP (city) Anand Dev, who advised him to file a written complaint.

However, according to Tyagi, in spite of an assurance by the SP, the police could not trace the caller, after which Tyagi had approached the court.

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Golf club turns 100
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Tejendra Khanna, today inaugurated a function of celebrations of 100 years of the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) where Bachelor's Cup was presented. This is the same cup that was presented in 1911.

The DGC marks the centenary celebration of the club by hosting the Bachelor's Cup vide a week-long tournament which will see as many as 700 golfers from various age groups relishing the experience of teeing off in the shadows of the historic monuments.

Delhi LG Tejendra Khanna inaugurates the Bachelorís Cup at the Delhi Golf Club to celebrate its 100 years. Tribune photo

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Spurious oil case: 3 let off after 19 years

New Delhi, November 2
Three persons facing trial for 19 years for allegedly manufacturing spurious engine oil and selling it as Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum products have been let off by a Delhi court due to lacunae in the probe.

"After appreciation of the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses and perusal of other documents placed on record by them, I have no hesitation in holding that prosecution has not been able to bring home the guilt of accused beyond doubt," additional chief metropolitan magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma said while acquitting Pradeep Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar and Nazakat Hussain.

Pradeep and Sanjeev were arrested on November 17, 1992 from West Ghonda. A day later, Nazakat was arrested from east Delhi. The trio, however, were released on bail later. - PTI

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Chinese group meets Sheila
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 2
A Chinese delegation led by the party secretary of Gansu province of China, Lu Hao, today called on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The party secretary is on a visit to India under an exchange programme with the International Department of the Communist Party of China.

Hao stressed upon the need of strengthening bilateral relations and furthering cultural exchange programme between two countries, especially Delhi and Gansu.

The party secretary is the senior most provincial leader in the Chinese system. The visit of Hao is significant as 2011 is the "India-China year of Exchange."

Dikshit appreciated the gesture of visiting leader and reciprocated by stating that the essence of the year of exchange must be continued in the future also.

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Held with pistol

New Delhi, November 2
A man from Uttar Pradesh, Jamurudddin, was yesterday arrested for carrying a homemade pistol while entering Kirti Nagar Delhi Metro station in west Delhi, the police said today. The pistol was seized from him. - IANS

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