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What of trade fair salesgirls?

The state government puts the missing persons figure at seven but what do they have to say about the 100-odd women hired by various companies to man business counters at the trade fair?

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Published on Apr 14, 2006 02:10 AM IST
None | ByS Raju, Meerut

Meerut hero loses battle against death

JAVED, THE class 12 student who saved the life of at least four children and got burnt himself in the consumer fair inferno here on Monday, today succumbed to his injuries in Safdarjung Hospital of Delhi.

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Published on Apr 14, 2006 01:47 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

DM?s office attacked Heads begin to roll

IT WAS simply not DM Ramkrishan?s day. First an angry mob attacked his office on Wednesday, then the government decided to transfer him along with the SSP Rajeev Sabarwal, the ASP and the ADM for lapses during the fire tragedy. Meshram will take over as the new DM and Navneet Sikera, who was removed as Varanasi SSP after the blasts in the holy city, will be the new SSP.

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Published on Apr 13, 2006 01:16 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

Saviour of four children battling for life

WHEN THE Brand India consumer fair in Meerut's Victoria Park went up in flames on Monday, a teenager did not jump out of the inferno.

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Published on Apr 12, 2006 01:13 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

Anger engulfs meerut

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav ran into a furious Meerut on Tuesday. He had to leave Victoria Park ?where over 100 people were killed in a fire the previous evening ? barely five minutes after he reached there for an on-the-spot assessment.An angry crowd heckled the Chief Minister and shouted slogans against him for the administration?s failure in handling the relief operations. The mob thrashed party?s state executive committee member Abbass and two other leaders when they tried to stop them from raising anti-CM slogans.

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Published on Apr 12, 2006 01:13 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

Youth who saved four lives battling for survival

WHEN EVERY one was running for life, Javed, saved the lives of four children. The young man is now battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit of Sushila Jaswant Rai hospital. He suffered 80 per cent percent burn injuries. The chances of his survival are bleak.

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Published on Apr 12, 2006 01:11 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut,

They came, they saw, they enquired

A STREAM of VVIPs visited the city since Monday following the consumer fair which claimed over 100 lives. Congress president Sonia Gandhi visited the scene of the fire in Victoria Park here and the hospitals where those injured in the blaze have been admitted. Gandhi, who was accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal, enquired about the well being of those injured in the devastating fire. "We have been to the hospitals. We have seen those who were injured, some of them are very badly injured," the Congress President said.

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Published on Apr 12, 2006 01:11 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

Brand India fair in flames in Meerut, over 50 die

OVER 50 people were burnt to death and several others were injured in a huge fire that broke out at a trade fair on Monday. All three enclosures of the "Brand India Exhibition Show' -- in which reputed companies displayed consumer electronics products -- at Victoria Park were completely gutted. It is feared that the death toll could be much higher it was the last day of the fair and there was a big rush of visitors.

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Published on Apr 11, 2006 01:42 PM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

About hundred burnt alive in Meerut

ABOUT A hundred people were charred to death and over 100 injured in a major fire that broke out at the ?Brand India Exhibition? site in Meerut on Monday. Though the official death toll was put between 31 and 50, eyewitnesses said more than 300 persons had died in the fire. Today was the last day of the four-day show. All the three enclosures at the exhibition were completely gutted. It is suspected that the fire was caused by short circuit.

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Published on Apr 11, 2006 01:44 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju/HTC, Meerut/lucknow

Central Command gears up against land mafia

THE CENTRAL Command, Headquarters, Lucknow, has summoned officials of all the four Cantt Boards on Wednesday to work out a strategy to check the menace of unauthorised construction and encroachment on Defence land.

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Published on Mar 25, 2006 12:15 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju, Meerut

Rs 51 cr for cartoonist's head

This UP minister also promised the assassin gold equivalent to his weight, writes S Raju and Masoodul Hasan.

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Published on Feb 18, 2006 01:06 AM IST
None | ByS. Raju and Masoodul Hasan, Meerut/lucknow

An early end to a life of trying turns

On Monday afternoon, Gudiya passed away after a prolonged illness at Delhi?s military hospital. Life was never going to be the same for the delicate 21-year-old woman with nerves of steel after a leading news channel whisked her to the studio to quiz her ? in a live session ? about a choice she made about her life: the fact that she chose to return to her first husband when he came back home after being released as prisoner of war.

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Published on Jan 08, 2006 12:02 AM IST
PTI | BySushmita Bose and S. Raju, New Delhi/meerut

Caught between fathers

In her lifetime, Gudiya had to choose between two ?husbands?. Now, it is her son?s turn. Word is that the boy's biological father and Gudiya's second husband, Taufeeq, wants his son, Mateen, back.

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Published on Jan 04, 2006 01:02 AM IST
PTI | ByS. Raju, Meerut

Is falling in love a crime?

Blinded by rage, Shakir chopped his sister's head for eloping with a man from a different caste, writes S Raju.

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Published on Jan 03, 2006 02:42 PM IST
PTI | ByS Raju, Meerut

An early end to a life of trying turns

On Monday afternoon, Gudiya passed away after a prolonged illness at Delhi?s military hospital. Life was never going to be the same for the delicate 21-year-old woman with nerves of steel after a leading news channel whisked her to the studio to quiz her ? in a live session ? about a choice she made about her life: the fact that she chose to return to her first husband when he came back home after being released as prisoner of war.

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Published on Jan 03, 2006 02:05 PM IST
PTI | BySushmita Bose and S. Raju, New Delhi/meerut

Slain by brother for daring to love

FOR SHAKIR, there is no greater crime than daring to love. Which is why, on Sunday he stole into the female surgical ward of the Meerut Medical College and Hospital and chopped the head off his 18-year-old sister Nargis.

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Published on Jan 03, 2006 01:14 AM IST
PTI | ByS. Raju, Meerut

An early end to a life of trying turns

On Monday afternoon, Gudiya passed away after a prolonged illness in Delhi?s Military Hospital. Life was never going to be the same for the delicate 21-year-old woman with nerves of steel after a leading news channel whisked Gudiya to the studio to quiz her ? in a live session ? about a choice she made about her life: the fact that she chose to return to her first husband when he came back home after being released as prisoner of war.

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Published on Jan 03, 2006 01:14 AM IST
PTI | BySushmita Bose and S Raju, New Delhi/meerut

Poll-time boom in booze business

As the elections near, the bootlegging business in western Uttar Pradesh revs into a higher gear.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2004 02:06 PM IST
PTI | ByS Raju, Meerut

HIV positive undertrial chained to hospital bed

The cops guarding the undertrial said the step had been taken to ensure he did not ?spread the virus to other people?, reports S. Raju.

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Updated on Dec 04, 2003 12:51 AM IST
PTI | ByS. Raju, Meerut
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