Tuesday, December 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Power strike: 900 cops on duty in city to prevent sabotage
Hospitals have made arrangements for generators
Chandigarh, Dec 11 — As part of the preventive steps taken by the power authorities, about 900 policemen have been put on duty in Chandigarh in power houses, sub stations and to monitor transmissions lines. In Panchkula field officials have been put on alert and a special task force has been formed.

Home Guards sort mail 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — As mail services across the region remained paralysed home guards were pressed into service here today even as the nation-wide indefinite strike by postal employees entered its seventh day today. The Army was formally called in this evening to the department to tide over the crises.

Home Guard sort mail at the General Post Office, Sector 17, Chandigarh on Monday.

Home Guard sort mail at the General Post Office, Sector 17, Chandigarh on Monday.

Multi-storey parking lots move rejected
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — Rejecting the proposal for constructing multi-storey parking lots in the city, the Chandigarh Police has recommended that the commercial sectors be declared “car-free zones”.




Lobbying begins for Mayor’s post 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — Lobbying has begun among the councillors of the ruling BJP for the post of Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. With only 12 days left for the election of the Mayor, hectic lobbying is on. The election to be held on December 23 is crucial because this is the last year of the five-year term of the MC. At present, the post is held by Ms Shanta Hit Abhilashi.

Housing societies to get 140 acres
Chandigarh, Dec 11 — A total of 140 acres spread across four southern sectors of the city has been identified for allotment to various co-operative housing societies for construction of multi-storey residential flats.

Mystery surrounds student’s disappearance
Family says he was kidnapped
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a 16-year-old school student from outside the Sector 37 mini market today. Amit Mittal’s family is insisting that the plus one student was kidnapped by “unidentified persons” travelling in a van while he was cycling his way to the school for taking maths examination. The police is, however, maintaining that Amit went off to Shimla on his own.

HC quashes amendment to allotment rules
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has struck down an amendment to the Government Residences (Chandigarh Administration General Pool) Allotment Rules, 1996, clearing the decks for the allotment of government houses to chairpersons and members of various commissions, boards and consumer forums, etc.

PU Senate to meet on Dec 26
Chandigarh, Dec 11 — The next meeting of the Panjab University Senate will be held on December 26. The faculties will meet on December 27, 28 and 29, a press release said here today.


‘Need of the hour is to educate people about human rights’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11— Human rights are violated by all. Be it the politicians, the mafia or the police and the need of the hour is to educate people about these rights, stated Dr Sagarpreet Hooda, IPS, ASP(east), at the Human Rights Day celebrations at the UNESCO Centre, Panjab University, here today.

‘LPG cylinders underweight, we are being overcharged’ 
PANCHKULA, Dec 11— A case pertaining to the supply of an underweight cylinder by a local gas agency came to light following a complaint by a resident of Sector 16. The cylinder was replaced by the agency. However, the matter was taken up in the monthly grievances committee meeting.

City cops ill-clad for winter
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — With the onset of winter the policemen on Police Control Room vans and those who do the patrolling on motorcycles prepare themselves to brave the dipping mercury. The department has provided them with jackets, woollen shirts and trousers, but the policemen complain about their quality. The home guards receive a worse treatment. They are provided only with woollen shirts and many of the them have to purchase the shirts. The orders are that no policemen will use blankets.

Murdered jeweller’s family awaits justice
SAS NAGAR, Dec 11 — As the family of a 39 year-old jeweller of Chandigarh, who was murdered in a Phase 7 house here, anxiously waits for the news about the arrest of the suspects, the Ropar police is groping in the dark about their whereabouts even after 120 days of the incident. The suspects had cleaved the body of the victim, Ashok Kumar, into four pieces before dumping them at secluded places along a nullah in the periphery of the town.

Punjab Librarian Award for H.K. Kaul 
Chandigarh, Dec 11 — Dr H.K. Kaul, Director, DELNET received the Punjab Librarian award while the young Librarian award went to Dr T.S. Kumbar, INFLIBNET and Prof. K. Navlani former Professor of Library Science, Punjabi University, Patiala won the Woman Librarian Award at a function organised in the Panjab University here today.

Humour has a message: Mann
SAS Nagar, Dec 11 — Humour is the presentation of day-to-day activities in a lighter vein with a message. Nowadays life is full of stress and hurry and in it the aim is to make people laugh for a while.

Confusion at Haryana Youth Festival 
Panchkula, Dec 11— Chaos and confusion marked the 7th Haryana State Youth Festival organised by Sports and Youth Welfare Department, Haryana, in collaboration with District Administration, here today.

Don’t leave history to scribes alone: expert 
Chandigarh, Dec 11 — “In recent decades contemporary history has become important for the professional historian too and not to be left to the journalists alone,” stated Dr J.S. Grewal, an eminent historian, in his inaugural address at the opening of the three-week-long UGC sponsored refresher course in the Department of History, Panjab University, here today.

Dullo’s assurance to Khanpur residents
KHARAR, Dec 11 — Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, has assured the residents of Khanpur village, which falls in the Kharar Municipal Committee, that he would raise the issue of common land of village Khanpur worth crores of rupees which allegedly has been grabbed by some influential persons, in the Lok Sabha. He assured them that he would send the memorandum given to him to the District Grievances Removal Committee.

Medical representatives hold protest
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — Medical representatives from all over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh gathered here today to protest against the non implementation of minimum wages act non fixing of working hours and not being given provident fund by the pharmaceutical companies operating in the region.


Caterer, 3 waiters arrested for theft
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — In a major breakthrough, the Chandigarh Police arrested three waiters with a local caterer late in the evening today on the allegations of stealing a scooter, besides a car stereo and water meters. The accused have been identified as Das, Kailash and Ajay.

House burgled 
Panchkula, Dec 11 — Cash, jewellery and goods worth nearly one lakh rupees were stolen from a house in Sector 15 after the thieves broke open the front door of the house while the occupants of the house were out of town.

Two scooters stolen 


‘Education bandh’ today
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has decided to observe a ‘‘complete education bandh’’ tomorrow a press note said here today.

City school goes high-tech
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — Online teaching has been introduced for the first time in the UT in Shivalik Public School in Sector 41. The willingness of the students to adopt this system is indicated by the tremendous response it has received from them.


Remand of four extended
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11—The UT Judicial Magistrate (Ist Class) today extended the judicial remand of Dhanu, Jinder, Ravi, Satpal till December 19, in a murder case.



Freedom is essence of life: Aditya Prakash 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — A shackled mind thinks little. And hence the need to break free — not only to let the thoughts prosper, but also to make the spirit soar. Freedom ...is always basic to man, to beast, to all creation.

Preparing the soul for something higher
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11 — Melody struck a chord with those who filled Bhaskar Rao Auditorium of Pracheen Kala Kender, Sector 35, here today to listen to sitar maestro Ustad Salamat Ali Khan at the monthly baithak programme.




Paramjeet creates new record 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11— Puran Chand of SGGS College, and Mayank Bhushan of DAV College, Chandigarh, secured first place in the 5000 metres and broad jump, respectively, on the first day of the Panjab University Annual Athletic Meet for men and women held on the university campus today. Paramjeet Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, created a new record in 5000 metres which was held earlier by Amarjit Kaur of the same college last year.


Information centre for NCC cadets 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 11— An information and motivation centre has been set up in the premises of No.1 Chandigarh Girls NCC Battalion here. This will benefit about 1000 cadets from city schools and college enrolled in the Army, Navy and Air wings of the NCC.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
120 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |