Monday, December 4,
Chandigarh, India



Disability no deterrent for them
PANCHKULA, Dec 3 — Disability seemed no deterrent as 70 handicapped children, lived up to the spirit of “their day”, the World Disabled Day, and participated in various contests organised at Saket Hospital, here today.

Handicapped children participate in a contest on World Disabled Day at Saket Hospital, Panchkula, on Sunday.

Handicapped children participate in a contest on World Disabled Day at Saket Hospital, Panchkula, on Sunday.— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

World Disabled Day as protest day
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — The Punjab branch of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today observed the World Disabled Day as protest day against the indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government with regard to its long-pending demands.

3 rail mishap victims die in PGI
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — Three Rajpura rail mishap victims succumbed to their injuries after battling for life for more than 24 hours at the PGI here today.


  New camouflage net for armed forces
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — The use of two-tone strips of canvas woven through nets made of jute for camouflage may soon be a thing of the past. The armed forces are set to introduce an indigenously developed camouflage net which offers protection from more than just the visual mode of detection.

Illegal plying of taxis goes unchecked
PANCHKULA, Dec 3 — A number of vehicles bearing private numbers are being plied as taxis from different unauthorised taxi stands at various places in the district for the past many years. The taxi operators are using government land and other open spaces along roads for parking their taxis with impunity.

Security plan by Sector 4 residents
PANCHKULA, Dec 3 — For maintaining safety and security in view of spate of thefts in the satellite township, residents of Sector 4 here have decided to seal all six entry points to the sector by putting up iron gates. Besides, all vacant plots will also be blocked by putting up barbed wires.


Road relaid with new technique
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — The V3 road dividing Sectors 46 and 47 have been spruced up with the latest technical treatment. With the work having been completed last week, the traffic to SAS Nagar and other areas can now move with ease.

Panchkula internal roads need attention
PANCHKULA, Dec 3 — The condition of internal roads of various sectors in the town is lamentable with potholes of the size of craters dotting these, causing inconvenience to residents.

Phone subscribers’ complaints
SAS NAGAR, Dec 3 — Telephone subscribers of Phase X and XI are up in arms against the Telecom Department for its failure to provide efficient services in their area. A number of subscribers complained that the telephone bills were without the meter reading and just contained the rental amount. As a result, they had to run around to go the Phase 4 telephone exchange to get the details.

Water problem in Kharar
KHARAR, Dec 3 — Failure on the part of the Punjab Government to release funds to the local civic body has resulted in shortage of water. The situation in some parts of the town was so acute that the civic body was supplying water through tankers.

Painting contest


2 booked in assault case
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — The police has registered an FIR against two persons for allegedly outraging modesty of a woman and assaulting her along with her son. However, the father of one of the accused has claimed that his son was innocent and the police has registered the case under the political pressure.

Man decamps with 4.75 lakh
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — Mr Madan Lal Gupta, a resident of Sector 65, has reported that he gave Rs 4.75 lakh to Chander Prakash for purchasing computer parts, but the latter never returned and decamped with the money.

  • Bid to outrage modesty

  • Car stolen

  • Two arrested

  • Held for trespass

  • Firing in air

4 of family killed in accident
SAS NAGAR, Dec 3 — Four members of a family belonging to Phase I, SAS Nagar, were killed and three injured when the van in which they were travelling collided with a private bus and a truck on the Kaithal-Hisar road this afternoon.


Decision on teachers’ plea by month-end
, Dec 3 — Pending a decision of the Chandigarh Administration, Punjab Engineering College teachers’ age of retirement may be increased from 58 to 60. The college had given a representation to the Administration to consider increasing the age of retirement of its teachers from 58 to 60 following a similar decision taking by the Punjab Government regarding technical colleges of Punjab.

College teachers threaten stir
, Dec 3 — The teaching staff working in colleges at Jalandhar, Nakodar, Kapurthala, Naru-Panchat, Begowal, Sang-Dhasian, Nadala, Domeli, Phillaur and Sultanpur Lodhi will observe “cease work” on December 4 on a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU).


Weightlifting championships conclude
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — Manwar Singh created a new record in snatch category by lifting 90 kg in the below-56 kg class of the 12th Senior and 2nd Junior Men Weightlifting Championships which concluded here at the Sector 42 coaching centre. Manwar also established a new record in total by lifting 190 kg as against previous of 175 kg. Sukhjinder Singh created new record in snatch by lifting 115 kg as against old record of 105 kg and in clean and jerk 140 kg against old record of 130 kg.

Lawyers resent EO notices
CHANDIGARH, Dec 3 — There was resentment among the section of lawyers on the notices issued by the Estate Office for the clearance of the encroached space by the lawyers within the District Courts complex.

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