Cops, human rights — ‘two sides of a coin’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — ‘‘It takes courage to speak in front of senior officers, especially in the police department’’. This was evident at the International Human Rights Day celebration by the Chandigarh police in the auditorium, Traffic Lines, here today. The beat constables, in trembling voices, spoke out their interpretation of ‘Human Rights’.
Proper planning in
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — "Tourism, if properly planned and managed, can help conserve the environment, and in some places even enhance it, because characteristics and quality of natural, social and cultural environment at a destination are the main attractions for tourists,'' said Mr Pradeep Sankhala, Chairman, Tiger trust while addressing a seminar on global trends in eco-tourism here today. The seminar was organised by the Institute of
Tourism and Future Management Trends.
Music, cuisine cast spell
PANCHKULA, Dec 10 — The fragrance of chameli adorning dinner tables mingled with that of spices and herbs which spiced up the nawabi cuisine at the Rampur ki dawat, a treat arranged by the Haryana Tourism Department.
Water supply to be affected
on Dec 12, 13
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — Water supply in the city is likely to be affected on December 12 and 13 due to a strike call given by the National Co-ordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers against privatisation of the power sector. The employees across the county will observe the strike from 8 am on November 12 to 8 am on November 13.
thrown open to public
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — Eighteen years after the UT Administration planned and constructed a community centre in Sector 47, the building was finally thrown open to members of the public here today. The centre has a provision of 37 rooms and 3 big halls for holding three functions simultaneously.
Amid a lot of dust this horse cart blazes a winning trail at the Ghoda Rehra Race in SAS Nagar on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
|A battle of wits for
SAS NAGAR, Dec 10 — It was a battle of wits for the animals and their masters. Both raced against time to log on to the least time at a “rehra-godha race” organised by different local and Chandigarh-based associations of horse and mule driven carts in the Industrial Area here today. A 1.5 km stretch of a road was chosen as the “ race track” by the organisers to test the skills of the participants.
Chrysanthemum show comes to a
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — Hundreds of people thronged the Sector
33 Terraced Garden to enjoy the beauty of colourful chrysanthemums on
a bright sunny morning at the concluding day of the annual
Telecom Dept told to pay
PANCHKULA, Dec 10 — Directing the Telecommunication Department to pay Rs 10,000 for mental agony and harassment on account of excessive billing, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered the complainant, Mr Krishan Kumar Aggarwal, a resident of Swastik Vihar, to deposit the corrected bill within a month. As costs of proceedings, another Rs 1000 was given to Mr Aggarwal.
DC redresses 13
Dec 10 — Taking serious note of a complaint on irregularities by gas agencies in the supply of cylinders, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, ordered the constitution of area-wise committees to look into complaints of irregular supply, overcharging and underweight cylinders.
Army to assist
postal authorities from today
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — The delivery of mail is likely
to improve tomorrow with the postal authorities seeking the help of
the Army to tide over the situation created by the all-India
indefinite strike by the postal staff, which entered the sixth day
Invest in alternative energy, says expert
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — The building sector has grown over the years to become a significant consumer of energy and contributor to the green house effect and efficiency gains through good design and incorporation of new technologies can bring down the consumption of energy considerably.
Sehgal for eco-friendly way to curb forest fire
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — Mr Ajay Sehgal, an IFS officer of the 1986 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre, who belongs to Chandigarh, has just returned after attending an international workshop on community-based fire management held at Bangkok from December 6 to 8.
Wagon R rally
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — Dr Inderjeet Kaur won the first prize of Rs 50,000 in the Wagon R ‘Mil-Edge’ Rally, here today.
The 75 kilometres rally, with as many as 70 participants, was flagged off from Sector 7, this morning.
CHANDIGARH, Dec 10 — The appointment of Mrs Manju Wadwalker as the Public Relations Officer of the PGI has reportedly been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Mr Kumar
Bharat, another applicant for the post. Mr Bharat belongs to Karnal and was one of the 12 contenders for the post.