Wednesday, December 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



City Beautiful areas plunged in darkness

Electricity department employees hold lanterns in protest against privatisation of the power sector.  — Tribune photograph

CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Despite heavy police bandobast, power supply to northern and eastern parts of the union territory of Chandigarh was allegedly sabotaged with the vital 33 KV high tension line near Mani Majra.

Army takes charge of mail 
Postal officials directed to hand over keys 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The Army stepped in to tide over the crises caused by the postal employees, strike which entered its eighth day today. Bags of mail which had been lying in the General Post Office here were delivered to Ambala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Bathinda.

Voter I-cards dumped in Sector 33
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Hundreds of photo identity cards issued by the Election Commission of India were found dumped in Sector 33-B here today. Most of these voter I-cards of voters are from various parts of Patiala district.

Roundabouts to have traffic lights, speed limit to be cut
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Perturbed by constant traffic jams and accidents, the Chandigarh police has recommended the installation of traffic signals at the city roundabouts instead of replacing them. The police is also planning to reduce speed limits on all “major roads” in the city by 10 km per hour.




City lad shines in USA
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — A city boy, Sumit Sarin, has climbed his way up in the world of computers in the USA with his book — Oracle Data Base Application — Tips and Techniques.

How Pak battalion was routed
Excerpts from interrogation report
HANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The Chhamb sector, north-west of Jammu, has always been a weak point in Indian defence, with Pakistani forces capturing it in both, the 1965 and 1971 wars. Though it was returned to India in exchange for the Haji Pir pass after the 1965 operations, it was recaptured by Pakistan in 1971 and continues to be in its possession.

Preventing spread of AIDS
T will not be a mistake to describe AIDS as the challenge of the 21st century. A number of hoardings have been put up at public places, railway stations, bus stops, hospitals etc educating people about AIDS.


Will cops also fasten car belts? 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Following a High Court order making the use of seat belts by drivers of four-wheelers mandatory, the traffic police started challaning those without the belts. But after retrospection, the cops stopped challening and instead decided to educate the drivers. But the police’s own house is not in order — most of the four wheelers belonging to the Chandigarh police — are moving around in the city without the mandatory seat belts.

Polyclinic doctors strike work for an hour 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Doctors at the polyclinic, Sector 22 struck work for over an hour today to protest against a Haryana cadre IAS officer who allegedly used foul langauge with a doctor yesterday.

Plea to ‘release’ 40 safai workers
SAS NAGAR, Dec 12 — Municipal councillors here today sought withdrawal of 40 safai karamcharis of the civic body working as domestic help at the residences of politicians, and senior officials of the Local Government Department. An order in this regard was expected to be passed by the municipal committee soon.

Row over cutting ribbon 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The ‘inauguration’ of Sector 47 community centre by the area councillor, Ms Ranjana Shahi, has kicked up a controversy with regard to powers of a councillor to do so without valid permission.

Meet the Best All Round Cadet 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — For Lt Vishal Singh, bagging the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in the order of merit in his course at the Indian Military Academy, is another feather in his cap.

‘Badal defying Akal Takht’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Members of the Khalsa Panchayat, Chandigarh, have taken serious note of the alleged open defiance of the authority of the Akal Takht by the SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, by issuing a press statement that the RSS was not interfering in the Sikh religion.

5 milk plants get ISO-9002 
SAS NAGAR, Dec 12 — Five milk plants and two cattle feed plants of Milkfed have received certification under ISO-9002.

Sweaters given to night school kids 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — A total of 35 students of a night school for slum children of Government Primary School in Bapu Dham, Sector 26, received sweaters distributed by Mr D.S. Saroya, DPI, Schools, Chandigarh, here today. The Durga Das Foundation is running this school. It was started two months ago for the children of colony who are not able to attend the school in the daytime.


Curtains on kidnapping case, boy returns home
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Ringing down the curtain on the kidnapping drama, 16-year-old school student Amit Mittal, missing since Monday morning, returned home from Hoshiarpur in the evening today. He was escorted to his Sector 37 residence by his two uncles.

Woman burns herself to death 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — A 22-year-old house wife allegedly burnt herself to death at her residence in Badheri village today. She was said to be in a state of depression because she had no children.

Two held for creating nuisance 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The police yesterday arrested two persons, Jaggi of Ropar district and Sohan Lal of Darwa village on the charges of creating nuisance at a public place. A case under Section 160 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.


AISSF revamps Panjab varsity unit
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The All India Sikh Students’ Federation today announced the revamping of its Panjab University campus unit. The announcement was made by Mr Manjit Singh Bhoma, president of the AISSF at a press conference. While Mr Gagandeep Singh Virk was made chairman of the executive committee, Mr Sukhwinder Singh was appointed president. Other office-bearers were also announced.

Supplementary exams results out
SAS NAGAR, Dec 12 — The Punjab School Education Board today declared the result of supplementary matriculation and senior secondary school examinations held in September last. Of the total 69,439 candidates who appeared in the matriculation examination, 39,748 passed.

CYP signs MoU for IT centre
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Chandigarh's Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre today signed a memorandum of understanding with karRox Technologies, an Indian IT firm. The two parties will jointly run CYP TEC , an IT centre at CYP Asia Centre, Punjab Engineering College campus here.

Talk on community education
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The on-going 10-day camp by the NSS unit of the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, at Kajheri village was visited by the Principal Mrs. Satinder Dhillon of the college.

Pvt college teachers observe bandh
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — While the private colleges of the city observed “Complete education bandh” here today on a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, the government colleges of the city remained open.


Punjab restrained on teachers’ appointment
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice R.C. Kathuria today restrained the Punjab Government from appointing primary teachers throughout the state on a contract basis.

Bail denied in double-murder case
CHANDIGARH, Dec12 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge today dismissed the bail application moved by Jhia Lal allegedly involved in a double murder case.


Versatility, his hallmark melody, his soul
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Versatility is his hallmark, and melody his soul. With such major ingredients to back his character, Jamil Ahmad Khan could have been nothing less than what he is today — a qawwal of immense repute, a ghazal singer with promise and a fairly- acclaimed bhajan singer.

French animation film from Dec 15
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The coming week promises a fun-filled bonanza for all the little ones. News has it that the Chandigarh Children Film Society in collaboration with Marga’s Global Kids Club and Alliance Francaise, will hold three screenings of the famous animation film by French director Michel Ocelot, titled Kirikou La Sorciere.

Haryanvi dances hit it off with festival audience
PANCHKULA, Dec12— After a chaotic start , the second day of the 7th Haryana Youth Festival organised by the Sports and Youth Welfare Department Haryana in collaboration with the District Administration here, included a colourful Haryanvi folk dance at Yavanika, Sector 5, here today.


Scientific approach to hair care stressed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Beauticians and hair stylists of the city got an insight into scientific approach to hair care through trichology during the seminar —Let’s talk trichology — organised by Godrej Hair Care Institute at a hotel in Sector 35 here today.


Sharmishtha breaks 400m record
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — Sharmishtha Choudhary of Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana created a new record in 400 metres hurdles while Davinder Singh of GGS DAV, Jalalabad, bettered the record in javelin throw on the second day of the Panjab University annual athletic meet for men and women held here today.


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