Saturday, December 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Special Story
Fresh plans to tap tourism potential
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Despite the emergence of Chandigarh as a favourite tourist destination over the past years, the tourism potential of the City Beautiful and its surrounding areas remains largely unexploited.

Chandigarh cops to be in compromise gear today
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — The Chandigarh police will be officially doing what it loves doing the best — help contending parties reach a compromise. Only this time there will be no pressure on either of the sides.

Postal staff resume duty in Haryana, UT: claim officials
AMBALA, Dec 15 — “Postal services in four postal divisions — Sonepat, Karnal, Rohtak and Faridabad — have become normal as the striking staff has joined duty in large numbers.

35 youngsters challaned on geri route
Surprise for youngsters: Chandigarh Police personnel halt youngsters on the geri route.CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Love on the fast track came to a screeching halt in the afternoon today.

Surprise for youngsters: Chandigarh Police personnel halt youngsters on the geri route on Friday.




CET paper pattern to be changed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — In a significant decision affecting thousands of admission seekers to professional courses, Panjab University has decided to change the paper pattern for the Combined Entrance Test based only on “objective-type” questions for drawing up the final merit list.

Pensioners lose out on special allowance
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Due to lack of publicity about a rule which permits for two slabs of special allowance for pensioners after attaining the age of 70 and 80, respectively, is resulting in financial loss for the retired employees.

Move to shift main bus stand opposed
SAS NAGAR, Dec 15 — The local ex-servicemen cell of the Rashtriya Raksha Dal has opposed the move to shift the main bus stand here to a location near the Verka milk Plant as it will put residents to inconvenience.

Cops on wild goose chase for union leader
PANCHKULA, Dec 15 — Panic gripped the residents of Sector 7 as personnel of the Haryana police cordoned off a house suspecting it to be the hideout of a union leader of the striking state employees here this morning.

Poor response to CHB auction
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 —The auction of the commercial property in the MIG housing complex of the Chandigarh Housing Board in Sector 61 here today evoked poor response.

Govt offices turned into business centres
he intensity with which various television channels and a new tribe of ‘business houses’, are tempting people with the lure of easy money by launching programmes like “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, “Sawal Das Crore Ka”and offering easy business propositions like “easy and a permanent source of income”, has the potential to corrupt society and the system in a big way. 



Gen Jacob reminisces about ’71 war
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Had the then Pakistani President, Z A Bhutto, in a fit of anger, not torn up the UN resolution calling for a ceasefire during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the Indian Army would have found itself in a very difficult situation.

Book on Bhagat Puran Singh released
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — For the Delhi-based writer Reema Anand, writing a book on the life and history of Bhagat Puran Singh, the man who embodied a great mission, was a daunting task indeed. 

Bordering between hope and despair
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Renu Chawla has forgotten how to smile. Caring for her ailing husband and mentally and physically exhausted by the end of the day, her eyes swell with tears.

Cremation ground to be beautified
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — The Environment and City Beautification Committee, recommended proposals to the Municipal Corporation for a face-lift to the cremation grounds in Sector 25, here today.

‘Segregate residential area from commercial areas’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — After bearing for long with the nuisance created on account of chicken shops in Sector 18 which also allow liquor consumption without any qualms, the residents have finaly decided to spill their anger.

Five hospitalised following mishaps
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15— Two city residents were admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research with injuries after falling from roof tops.

Cops’ recruitment
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15— Direct recruitment for 96 posts reserved for ex-servicemen will begin from December 20 at the District Secretariat, Police Lines, at 9 am, according to a press note issued by a spokesman of the police department.


12 residents cheated
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — In a complaint before the police, a city resident has alleged that three Sector 21 residents took Rs 25.11 lakh from him and 11 others on the pretext of sending them to Italy.

  • House trespassed

  • Charas seized

  • Forgery case

Rs 45,000 stolen from vehicle
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — In yet another case of theft from vehicle, Rs 45,000 were allegedly stolen from the tool box of a scooter parked outside a bank in Sector 35 today afternoon.



Students have improvised their cheating skills over the years
Chandigarh, Dec 15— With many of the city colleges in the midst of house examinations and students busy brushing their notes, there are some others who are banking upon their “imagination and creativity” in cheating to pass the exams.

UGC roll nos
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, has directed universities to send by courier, roll numbers for the forthcoming UGC-NET examination on December 24, in view of the ongoing postal strike.

Crowds throng carnival
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Many persons, apart from the school students, thronged the two-day winter carnival, which started at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today. 

Colourful show by Shivalik children
SAS NAGAR, Dec 15 — Shivalik Public School celebrated its annual prize distribution function in Phase VI here today.

AIDS awareness for KV students
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — The Kendriya Vidyalaya AFS High Ground organised a programme to make aware the adolescent students about various aspects of HIV/ AIDS . 


Notice issued to BSNL, Telecom Dept
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Mr Ramesh Goyal and eight advocates of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who have started residing in Advocate’s Enclave in Sector 49-A, Chandigarh.

Lok Adalat today



Culture is like an iceberg, says expert
Chandigarh, Dec 15 — ‘’Culture is a very complex concept thus very difficult to describe . Culture is like an iceberg or an onion as certain aspects of it are more apparent just as the outside layers of an onion or the tip of an iceberg are visible.

Neha and Sudhanshuare Mega Models 2000
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — Neha and Sudhanshu have walked away with the titles in the Mega Model 2000 contest which was held here in the Tagore Theatre on December 13. The results of the contest are as follows.

Thodi Si Bewafai man in city
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — He is known more for his character in the prime time Sony serial Thodi Si Bewafai.


GMCH docs withdraw protest
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — With the authorities at the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, promising to forward the case of the termination of services of a senior resident for reconsideration to the Secretary, Medical Research and Institute, the agitating doctors withdrew their protest at forenoon, here today.

‘India needs to invest in healthcare’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — India spends a meagre four per cent of its GDP on health-care as compared to 14 per cent in USA and six per cent as prescribed by the World Health Organisation. 

Workshop on zoology
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15—The two-day UGC-sponsored workshop on “Zoology — its present scenario”, organised by the Department of Zoology of Panjab University concluded here today.



St Xavier’s win cricket match
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — The hosts, St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, outplayed St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, by eight runs in the ICSE Schools Cricket Tournament played at the St Xavier’s grounds.

  • Hockey meet

  • Karate trials

  • Shooting Ball trials


Admn list of holidays for 2001
CHANDIGARH, Dec 15 — The employees of the Chandigarh Administration will get 18 holidays, other than the routine closed days on each Saturday and Sunday, in the year 2001.Top

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