Monday, January 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Fog hits train services
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Six trains were cancelled and as many as 37 trains got delayed by 1 hour to 15 hours due to fog on the first two days of the New Year. On January 1, Shan-e-Punjab (2497) , which runs between New Delhi and Amritsar, was cancelled. Also cancelled yesterday was Sriganganagar-Haridwar Intercity Express (4712).

Gold, cash stolen from house
PANCHKULA, Jan 2 — Ms Brij Lata, a resident of Sector 12-A, reported that seven tolas of gold and Rs 5,000 were stolen from her residence while she was out of town. Though a complaint has been entertained in this regard, a case is yet to be registered by the police.

Hectic campaigning for poll
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The newly formed Deepak Manmohan-Ram Prakash-Gopal K. Chatrath front for the forthcoming Syndicate elections in Panjab University has support for a possible clear majority.


  Carnival over, but where's the artists' due?
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The artist fraternity of the city has always lamented the step-motherly treatment meted out to it from society. But when even Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) does not give the artists their due, it becomes a valid reason for most to cry hoarse. It was in the first week of December last year that City Carnival was hosted in which the CLKA organised an artists' workshop for which the artists are yet to be paid.

Rs 93 lakh for tackling 2m child labour
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The Union Government has allotted a measly amount of Rs 93 lakh to those voluntary organisations which are supposed to look after over two million child workers in the country. In addition, the government claims to be sparing another Rs 26.42 crore for the National Child Labour Projects Scheme.

250 compete in ‘rehra ghoda race’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The road dividing Palsora Peer Colony and Sector 39 was today host to an activity of a different kind. Horse- and mule-driven carts scrambled on the metalled road to compete for a tournament organised by the Social Welfare Committee, Peer Colony at Palsora village here on Sunday.

Lack of follow-up fails HUDA drives
PANCHKULA, Jan 2 — In the past one year, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has undertaken various drives and development projects in the township. However, most of these have failed to yield results due to the alleged slackness of the HUDA to review the status of the drives.


‘Translate religious scriptures for common man’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Mr Kirpal Singh Gill, President and Spiritual Consultant of the World Spiritual Foundation (WSF), has stressed the need for translating religious scriptures of the world for the benefit of common man.

Non-removal of rehris flayed
PANCHKULA, Jan 2 — The Citizens' Welfare Association has come out strongly against the Estate Office for not removing the rehris and pharis on the road-side and condemned the inaction on the part of the department which has failed to check their growth in spite of receiving directions from the high court.

'Terrorists should not have been released'
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The hijack drama that engaged the nation for eight days finally ended with the release of three terrorists in exchange for the safe release of more than 150 passengers on board the Indian Airlines plane on Friday. However, after the crisis has ended, people are busy in the post-mortem of the incident. They are also trying to find answers to the unsolved and disturbing questions. The TNS team spoke to some ex-army officers to get their view on the various security measures or steps to be taken to thwart such incidents in the future.

Mashaal procession taken out
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The Chandigarh chapter of the Art Of Living Foundation celebrated the New Year yesterday with a prayer meeting and satsang. Later, lighted mashaals were taken out in a procession, starting from Sector 34 and ending at the Plaza Square in Sector 17.

Rashtriya Raksha Dal flays cops
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The Rashtriya Raksha Dal criticised the role of the local police in shielding some unscrupulous elements, who allegedly under political patronage, had assaulted an ex-serviceman with an intention to occupy land at Kumbrah village here on December 25 last.

Club welcomes new year
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — A colourful cultural programme was organised today by the Markfed Club at Markfed House in Sector 35 to usher in the new year.

ISKCON holds function
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — To welcome the new millennium, a three-day religious function was organised with great fervour and enthusiasm by the local unit of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, which concluded here today, according to Bhakti Vinod Dasa Prabhu, President of the local unit.

NSS volunteers repair village road
LALRU, Jan 2 — A 10-day NSS camp organised by the local Government Senior Secondary School in collaboration with the panchayat in the school premises concluded here on Saturday.

Carving a niche in USA
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — This man was fascinated by the United States when they put a man on the moon. He was in awe of the highly technologically advanced Americans. With just 18 dollars in his pocket, he went to America in 1969.

15 roads to be improved
DERA BASSI, Jan 2 — The Punjab Government will modernise 15 main link roads of the Banur constituency by adopting the repair pattern of Rajpura-Jalandhar Grand Trunk Road, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister of Punjab.


Crime rate went up in 1999
SAS NAGAR, Jan 2 — Almost all types of crime registered an increase during last year when compared to 1998. As per the figures released by the police, burglaries , theft of vehicles and incidents of snatching in the township kept the local police on its toes.

Five arrested with whisky
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The police arrested five persons yesterday and seized a huge quantity of whisky from their possession.

Telephone wire recovered

Mishap toll rises to 5Top


Delay in re-valuation results worries HSA
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Delay in the declaration of the re-valuation results and despatch of the detailed marks cards (DMCs) concerned was among the major concerns voiced at an executive meeting of the Haryana Students Association of Panjab University, sources said here today.

Essay contest for students
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 —The local unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) will organise a state-level essay writing competition for students on science related subjects at Panjab University on January 6, a press note said here today.

School holds annual function
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The annual function of the MS Public School, Ram Darbar, was held at Lecma Theatre, 3 BRD Air Force, here today.

Camp ends with tree plantation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — A 10-day NSS camp organised at the GGSSS, Sector 20 concluded yesterday.

Remuneration for evaluation work not paid: Principal
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Resentment prevails among lecturers and doctors of the College of Nursing, PGI, against the non-payment of remuneration on account of the evaluation work done by them in the Panjab University examinations for the past two years. Top


Right to information case: DC gets notice
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The Presidents of Yuvsatta and Punjab Civil and Consumer Welfare Front (PCCWF) and Mr Anehas Shaswat, correspondent of a local Hindi daily, have served a notice through their advocate to the UT Home Secretary and Deputy Commissioner for not providing them the necessary information.


AIDS spreading fast in India: physician
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Dr Anurag Markanday, a physician specialising in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, is here to share the latest research in the field of AIDS and hepatitis-C.Top


Dharam Singh wins gold
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Dharam Singh of Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40, clinched the boxing gold medal in bantamweight by overpowering Varinder Singh of Government College for Men, Sector 46, in the sub-junior final.

  • Excise and Customs win
  • Junior snooker
  • Shooting stars of CISF
  • Cricket tourney
  • Hockey trials
  • Football tourney begins today


Large property lying unoccupied
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — A large property of the Chandigarh Housing Board, including more than 200 booths in various colonies, are lying unoccupied. Some of the property constructed and completed in 80s and early 90s has become a haven for encroachers and unauthorised occupants where "undesirable activities" are being carried out.Top

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