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The countdown begins; all set for New Year Eve bash

All decked up to go out
Chandigarh, December 30
The dancing shoes are ready, the dark blue jeans are also pressed and hanging, ready to be worn on New Year Eve, along with short tops and danglers. Girls, eager to dance on the floors in discotheques, after getting decked up for the occasion, are all ready to set the evening on fire.

Bump and be bounced out
Chandigarh, December 30
All you hunks in leather jackets, do not put your arms around reed-thin strangers in micro minis twirling around the dance floors in discotheques on New Year Eve. If you act fresh or pick up a fight, bouncers will take no time to tackle you.

HIGH SPIRITS! A bartender in a Chandigarh restaurant juggles liquor bottles after setting the counter on fire in a spectacular show on New Year Eve Revellers drop in from outside

HIGH SPIRITS! A bartender in a Chandigarh restaurant juggles liquor bottles after setting the counter on fire in a spectacular show on New Year Eve. —  Photo Pankaj Sharma



Panchayat deals found ‘shady’
Chandigarh, December 30
The Maloya Panchayat has received flak for its decisions like auctioning three shops below the market rent, selling sarkanda crop on 225 acres at just Rs 8,000 and hiring a lawyer at Rs 22,000. The shops were rented out at Rs 560, Rs 570 and Rs 580 per month, respectively.

Flyover on road to Panchkula approved
Chandigarh, December 30
The construction of a flyover at the Transport Area traffic lights on the Chandigarh-Panchkula road was approved by the Standing Finance Committee of the Chandigarh Administration here today. The final approval, however, will have to come from the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), if the plans of beginning the work within the next few months are to materialise.

Ecstatic over Yuvraj, Mongia’s inclusion
Chandigarh, December 30
The mood was cheerful among cricket enthusiasts of Chandigarh as two city lads — Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Mongia — made it to the cricket squad for the World Cup to be held in South Africa in February. The team was announced this afternoon.

D. Mongia
D. Mongia

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

Punjab, Haryana, UT to have top-level changes
Chandigarh, December 30
Top-level changes in Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh are in the offing as a record number of senior IAS or IPS officers are either due for superannuation or complete their deputation periods during the first half of 2003.


Govt plans to increase water supply to Panchkula
Panchkula, December 30
Even as the proposal to get 18 cusecs of drinking water for the township from the Chandigarh Administration, under the Chandigarh Water Supply Augmentation Bhakra Main Line Kajauli scheme hangs fire, and the prohibitive cost of laying the pipeline from Chandigarh to Sector 1 here, the state government is now looking at other means to augment shortfall in water supply.

30 withdraw candidature in Panchkula MC poll
Panchkula, December 30
More than 30 candidates today withdrew their nomination papers for contesting the forthcoming municipal council elections here. As many as 199 candidates in 31 wards are in the fray now.

Vyanjan-2002 held
Chandigarh, December 30
From vegetable fish to pumpkin kheer, the exhibition hall of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management in Sector 42, venue for the cooking contest Vyanjan—2002, was filled with mouth-watering dishes presented by about 100 participants, here today. It was organised by Bharatgas in collaboration with The Tribune.

Parishad exhorts people to donate eyes
Chandigarh, December 30
The Bharat Vikas Parishad has set itself a target of reducing the number of blind persons in the country, which stands at 1.3 crore at present, by motivating people to donate eyes.

A military academy with many distinctions
HE Indian Military Academy that trains cadets to become officers in the Army has a unique history. In the 70 years of its existence, more than 50,000 cadets have been commissioned from the IMA. Though started in Dehra Dun on October 1, 1932, it was formally inaugurated on December 10, 1932, by Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, a passage from whose address became the credo of the academy.

  • De-mining operation
  • Indian National Army
  • NCC delegation

Jacob distributes blankets among poor
Chandigarh, December 30
As the city experienced one of the coldest days with the bone-chilling winter forcing people to stay indoors, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), was moving footpath-to-footpath looking for underprivileged people spending night in open. This is like an annual pilgrimage for him. He does it every winter and distributes blankets to the poor.

Amarinder releases ‘Musharraf's War’
Chandigarh, December 30
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh released a book ''Musharraf's War'' written by Major-Gen Rajendra Nath (retd) at a simple but impressive ceremony here today. Speaking on the occasion, Capt Amarinder Singh said that the author had made concerted efforts to bring out the book on a very sensitive issue of Kargil war in a lucid manner.

DD Punjabi to telecast New Year Eve show
Chandigarh, December 30
To pep up New Year Eve of tele viewers, DD Punjabi has come up with a programme ‘Hai Shava Baee Hai Shava.’ Which will be telecast on December 31 from 9.30 p.m. onwards. This one-hour programme promises complete entertainment, guaranteed to keep you glued to your TV set on New Year Eve.

Councillors get funds for development
Chandigarh, December 30
MP Pawan Bansal here today announced distribution of Rs 7 lakh to each councillor for spending the amount for the development of their areas.

Snow flakes and ice games
Chandigarh, December 30
Shimla is yet to receive snow, although it is New Year’s Eve tomorrow, but barely 20 km from Chandigarh, an amusement park has been having snow fall triggered by giant machines for the past 10 days. Teeny boppers have been going down the slopes on sledges at Fun City.

Nominated councillors hold meeting
Chandigarh, December 30
Nominated councillors held a get-together to discuss the January 1 Mayoral elections here yesterday. However, Dr K.S. Raju, who was convener of the nine-member group during the last Mayoral elections, said it was only a tea party and a meeting would again be held on December 31, a day before the election.


2 killed in mishap
Panchkula, December 30
Two persons were killed in a road accident near Kalka yesterday. The accident took place when a driver of car (HR-01D-0125) collided with an auto-rickshaw (HR-68-0708) near Seouri village. The two occupants of the auto-rickshaw, Bhupinder Singh and Mukesh Kumar, were killed on the spot. A case has been registered.

  • 2 girls abducted

3 arrested in clash incident
Chandigarh, December 30
Four youths, who play gatka, attacked one another with swords near the Sector 40 gurdwara here today. According to information available, while three of the youths were arrested by the police, the fourth one escaped.


Dr Banerjee gets award for best thesis
Chandigarh, December 30
A talk on “Carbon nanotube materials in single and multi-walled formations” by Prof V.K. Jindal from the Physics Department, Panjab University, marked the conclusion of the five-day symposium on ‘Solid state physics’, organised here by the Department for Atomic Energy.

NSS camp starts with cleanliness drive
Chandigarh, December 30
For the first time, an NSS camp was organised by the Government College for Girls, Sector 42. Starting off with a massive cleanliness drive within the college campus and a demonstration on vermiculture, volunteers undertook several social welfare activities in Kajheri village which has been adopted by the college.
NSS volunteers of the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, perform at the concluding function of a camp on the college premises in Chandigarh
NSS volunteers of the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, perform at the concluding function of a camp on the college premises in Chandigarh on Monday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan

  • Sweaters to slum children

200 examined at medical camp
Chandigarh, December 30
About 200 patients were examined at a medical camp organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh (Host.) The blood pressure was monitored, blood sugar level was tested and ECG done. Hearing aids were donated to the needy deaf and dumb children.


Czech shuttlers’ tour smash hit
Chandigarh, December 30
They came, they played, they gained — is the story of three top badminton players of Czech Republic who came to the city with their coach. The Chandigarh Badminton Players Welfare Association had invited them here.

Czech badminton players prepare to leave after the conclusion of their training in Panjab University, Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph
Czech badminton players prepare to leave after the conclusion of their training in Panjab University

ESTESA beat Sports Dept XI to reach final
Chandigarh, December 30
Vijay Bhasin, captain of the ESTESA XI, led his team to the final of the fourth City Beautiful Invitation Cricket Tournament being played at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium yesterday.

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