Thursday, December 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



No court order needed for return of belongings
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Belongings, seized at the time of arrest, will now be returned to the accused by the police upon his release. He “will not have to wait for court orders to get back his things”.

Panjab University environment studies examination in March
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Panjab University is giving clear signals to over 100 affiliated colleges to gear up for conduct of a written annual examination in environment studies in March, 2001.

Monte Carlo beauty prelims
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13— The Ms Monte Carlo and Mr Monte Carlo contest rolled on to an enthusiastic start here today, with the organisers of the show announcing the names of 40 finalists who will vie for the coveted title in the final scheduled to be held on December 18. The pagent will be the first of its kind, with the Oswal house taking the initiative to scratch raw talent from the land of five rivers.

Finalists for the Monte Carlo beauty pageant at the Chandigarh Press Club on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


  Community centre issue: councillors speak out
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The controversy over Sector 47 Community Centre took a new turn today with few Councillors, including those from the Congress, alleging that the library in the premises of the centre was functioning without permission of the MC authorities. The library is being run by the Adarsh Educational Trust.

Power supply restored
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Power supply was restored and life limped back to normal in the the Union Territory and its surrounding areas this morning following the end of a 24-hour token strike by UT powermen.

ILO paints dismal picture of working conditions in Asia
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Working conditions for the huge labour force in the increasingly industrialised developing world particularly in Asia are getting worse with the International Labour Organisation apprehending six lakh work-related fatalities in the continent by the end of the first year of the new millennium.

Slum development committee meeting postponed again
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The Slum Development Committee, which was schedule to meet here today, to take stock of the work done in slums, did not meet.

Postmaster’s appeal
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The Chief Postmaster General of Punjab and Chandigarh Circle, Mr A.S.I.S. Paul, today appealed to the authorities concerned to extend the last dates of the receipt of applications, forms, tenders and holding of interviews and examinations.


Scope for renewable energy immense
Chandigarh, Dec13 — Dr Deo Prasad, Director of National Solar Architecture Research Group, Australia, internationally acknowledged as a promoter of sustainable architectural design and consultant or adviser to many international organisations, believes that the future is possible only if the world moves towards use of renewable forms of energy. In town for a day, some excerpts from a conversation with him.

Steps to revamp Remount and Veterinary Corps 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Several measures have been worked out to revamp Remount and Veterinary Corps to provide more effective support to Army formations employing animals to carry out certain tasks.

Grow trees to survive: Bahuguna
Chandigarh, Dec 13 — “Devotion, dedication and determination, are the three things required for any human to stick to his ideals and that is what I have learnt all my life”, stated Mr Sunder Lal Bahuguna, eminent environmentalist, while addressing a group of teachers attending the refresher course organised by the Department of Biotechnology at Panjab University here yesterday.

Poorly visible stop line results in mishap
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Anxiety to bring the vehicle to a halt well before the “poorly visible” stop line resulted in an accident on the road separating Sector 27 and 28 today. As a result, a housewife was admitted to the Sector 16 General Hospital with injuries.

4 accident cases in city hospitals
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — In four separate road accidents, at least four city residents, including a 17-year-old girl, were admitted to the PGI and Sector 16 General Hospital with injuries. Their condition was reported to be stable.

Seminar on panchayati raj institutions
PANCHKULA, Dec 13 — A two-day seminar on the Empowerment of panchayati raj institutions in Panchkula district organised by the Family Planning Association of India concluded at the Haryana Agricultural Marketing Board, Sector 6, here today.

Excise centres or traffic jam centres
DERA BASSI, Dec 13 — The information collection centres set up by the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in Singhpura village about 2 km from Zirakpur and in Jharmari village near Lalru have become major bottlenecks for the smooth flow of traffic for the past over five months.

32 take part in Mega Model-2000
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — A glamour show that began after a prolonged delay went on to get a fairly good response from the audience which had gathered in Tagore Theatre here today. The occasion was the selection of a mega model in both male and female category by a panel of three judges.


Girl hurt near her house 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — A teenage girl was injured when her car parked near a house in Sector 8 was hit by another car, here yesterday. Mr Sanjay Kumar, a Sector 10 resident reported that his car was hit by a Matiz and Ms Geetanjali Kapoor who was in the car received minor injuries. The Matiz driver sped away after the accident.

3 arrested, two scooters recovered
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The Chandigarh police today claimed a major breakthrough in cases of scooter thefts by busting a gang of three. The police also claimed the recovery of two scooters after arresting the suspects.

45 villagers booked for assault
KHARAR, Dec 13 — As per the orders passed by Ms Neelam Arora, Judicial Magistrate Kharar, the local police has registered two cases against 45 residents of Khanpur village in connection with the clash at the village on November 6 in connection with possession of some land. At least 25 persons were injured and vehicular traffic remained suspended for about 23 hours after the incident occurred.


Boom time for courier companies
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — With the all-India postal strike entering the ninth day today, it’s a boom time for the local courier companies.


Students scared of wires
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The classrooms in Government High School, Sector 41, are a shamble. The five storied building is dirty and in poor condition. Switchboards in almost all the classrooms are smashed. Even doors of the classrooms were either cracked or worn out.


Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar recreated
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The cinema hall resounded with the divine chant of Buddham Sharanam Gachhami. As the scene of thousands of Dalits embracing Buddhism on a single call of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar flashed across the screen of Jagat theatre (the venue for screening of the film today), one got the first feel of the great visionary that Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was.

Haryanvi dances, songs all the way
PANCHKULA, Dec 13 — The closing ceremony of the two-day seventh Haryana State Youth Festival attracted a large audience at Yavnika in Sector 5, here today. Folk dances and folk songs marked the conclusion of the programme.

A delightful jugalbandi
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The Pracheen Kala Kender, Sector 35, was today the venue of a delectable harmonium and sarangi jugalbandi by Mehmood Dholpuri and Fakruddin Dholpuri.


Programme on medical emergencies from Dec 16
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — To keep pace with rapid advancement in the field of medicine, a national level continuing medical education programme on medical emergencies is being organised by the Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir on December 16 and 17.


City girl aims for gold medal
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — “I will win a gold medal for my country,” says Gurpreet Kaur of Chandigarh, who will make her debut for the Indian team at the sixth Asian junior rowing meet beginning here tomorrrow. She will take part in the single scull event.

City schools prove good hosts 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — Two roller skating events — the National Schools Games and the CBSE National Skating meet held during the past fortnight at Panchkula and Chandigarh have shown that schools can be good hosts.

DAV-10 win PU athletics meet
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The DAV College, won the Panjab University Athletics Championship for men by gathering 45 points. The GGS DAV Centenary College of Jalalabad and the Sector 26 SGGS College won the second and third positions, respectively.


11.86 lakh for relaying sewerage in grain market
CHANDIGARH, Dec 13 — The first meeting of the newly-elected directors of the UT Market Committee was held after a gap of nearly four years and matters relating to various welfare measures besides methods to detect the evasion of market fee by traders and farmers were discussed.


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