Tuesday, December 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Chandigarh-Ambala highway closed for a year
Construction of railway overbridge
DERA BASSI, Dec 4 — The busy Chandigarh-Ambala national highway will remain closed from tomorrow and vehicular traffic will be diverted from Bhankharpur towards Mubarikpur to rejoin the highway beyond Dera Bassi.

New Dy Conservator of Forests for UT
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — A new Deputy Conservator of Forests has been appointed to replace Mr H.S. Sohal. Mr Ishwar Singh, a 1988 batch Indian Forest Service official, has joined the Chandigarh Administration, however, Mr Sohal is yet to be relieved of his charge.

MC plan to start day markets afresh
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is considering afresh the proposal of starting day markets in various parts of the city on a rotational basis to rehabilitate rehri/phariwalas, it is reliably learnt. 

False ex-gratia claim cases detected in PGI

CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — A team of Northern Railway officials is facing a tough task regarding on-the-spot ex-gratia claims being made by persons injured in the train accident near Fatehgarh Sahib.

Kamov choppers to be overhauled in city
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The task of overhauling engines of the Navy's Kamov helicopters, presently being undertaken by Russian agencies abroad, will now be done at the IAF's No.3 Base Repair Depot here, thereby saving the country Rs 45 to 50 lakh per engine.




Dead mistaken for drunkard
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Mistaking him for a drunkard, indifferent passersby to Sector 17 walked past the body of a clerk with the Sales Tax Department nonchalantly in the morning today.

Rathore should resign, opine legal luminaries
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Legal luminaries of the city are of the opinion that the Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Mr S.P.S. Rathore, should resign or proceed on long leave on moral grounds.


Police and public seek relief at Khula Darbar
PANCHKULA, Dec 4 — The Khula Darbar of the Director General of Police, Haryana, was no different from any other held every month to redress grievances of the public against the police.

Unending beelines for depositing bills
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — It was the same old story of long queues at several cash collection centres in the city, on the last day of depositing water and electricity bills here today.

‘Building bridges of friendship’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — A traditional cake-cutting ceremony and a photo exhibition on naval activities marked the celebrations of Navy Day, by Naval Liaison Cell at the No 3 Base Repair Depot here today. 

Russia’s natural splendour on display
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi has invited world-renowned film maker and photo artist from Kazakhstan, Vyacheslav Izraztsov, to exhibit his works in Chandigarh and also screen his video films on nature for four days beginning from today.

Gang of LPG cylinder thieves active
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Residents beware! If you have kept the additional gas cylinder in the open veranda or the lobby of your house, chances are it will be stolen. For, an organised gang of cylinder thieves is active in the city. 

New computer centre
SAS NAGAR, Dec 4 — Punjab is all set to become a premier information technology (IT) destination, said the Governor of Punjab, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob, at the inauguration of a branch of the ATEC Computer Education here today.


Divers fail to locate body
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The mysterious “suicide” at Sukhna Lake continued to haunt the police today also as the divers failed to locate the body of an unidentified person who had reportedly leaped into the water on December 1.

Rag-pickers decamp with shagun money
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Marriage celebrations in a Sector 36 house were ‘somewhat marred’ late in the evening yesterday, after two rag-pickers took away the shagun money.

8 arrested under special drive
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Hotels, pubs, discos, eating joints, guest houses and other public places at different parts of the city were raided by the police under a two-day special drive to check the presence of anti-social elements, here on Sunday. 



BCA students' dharna outside VC office
Chandigarh, Dec 4 — More than 100 students of the bachelors in computer application course of the various colleges in the city sat on dharna outside the Vice-Chancellor's office on the Panjab University campus here today.

Harkrishan School clarifies stand
Chandigarh, Dec 4 —The Sri Guru Harkrishan Public Educational Society, Sector 38, Chandigarh, has clarified that the issue of upgradation of the school from primary to secondary and Senior Secondary, (with reference to the welfare society statement in a news report published on December 1), had been decided by a division bench of the Haryana and Punjab High Court in December 97. 

Contempt notice to HSSC chief, director
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Mr Justice ML Singhal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued contempt notice to Haryana Staff Selection Commission Amir Chand Chawla and Director of Secondary Education RK Mahapatra on a petition filed by Mr BK Sharma, Science master of the Government Middle School, Kohlapur (Kurukshetra), to show cause why contempt proceeding should not be launched against them.



Girls watch from a balcony a dance competition held in Government Polytechnic, Sector 10, Chandigarh.Talent hunt in dance forms
Chandigarh, Dec 4 — Rhythmic movement of feet, complemented by cheerful expression, regaled the audience at the auditorium of the Government Polytechnic for Girls, Sector 10.

Girls watch from a balcony a dance competition held in Government Polytechnic, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. 
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma 


Upgrade rural hospitals: Jacob
Chandigarh, Dec 4 — The Punjab Governor, Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob, today underlined the need for upgrading health infrastructure, especially in rural areas, to provide health cover to the rural population.

Finish quackery, says IMA
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The local branch of the Indian Medical Association has criticised the administration for not taking concrete steps to check the menace of quackery which is spreading at a very fast rate in the city and its surrounding areas.

Upgradation of cancer treatment facilities
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned Rs 2 crore to the Radiotherapy and Oncology Department at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, for setting up a Cobalt 60 teletherapy unit for treatment of cancer patients in the hospital.



Anshul moves into semis
Chandigarh, Dec 4 — Anshul of Haryana, played a versatile game to down Nitin Bhagat of Delhi, in the under- 13 boys’ section, thus moving to the semi-finals on the second day of the VI Tara Chand memorial North Zone Badminton Tournament being played here today. 

Boxing results
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Dharam Singh of Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40 secured gold in the Bantam Weight section of the 23rd Chandigarh State Junior Boxing championship, which concluded here today at the Boxing Coaching Centre, Sector 46.


MC panel suggestion on community centres
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The art and culture committee of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh at its meeting held here today recommended that the management of the community centres should be handed over to the members of the respective centres in that area. A detailed plan regarding this was drawn by the MC sometime ago to revive some of these centres, which were not being put to much use.

Sector 26 roads to be recarpeted 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — The Roads Committee, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh in its meeting held today sanctioned Rs 14.36 lakh for strengthening and recarpeting the network of roads at the Sector 26 Transport Area.

Extended timing for discotheques
SAS NAGAR, Dec 4 — Revelers will continue to twirl all around the polished dance floors of discotheques as the district administration today relaxed the timings for the “party crowd” till midnight.Top


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