Wednesday, December 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Illegal additions in govt houses
Large amounts spent on cowsheds, garden huts, garbage

CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — If one is to believe the reports of the surveys conducted by the Chandigarh Administration, “substantial additions” have been made in “a large number of government houses”.

Battle for Mayor’s chair hots up
Bigwigs file nominations
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Battle lines have been drawn for a direct contest for the post of Mayor with the ruling BJP-SAD alliance and the Congress filing nominations this evening. While the BJP has fielded Ms Ranjana Shahi, Mr Raj Kumar Goel filed the nomination papers on behalf of the Congress. 


A boy applies make-up on young Santa Claus during a school Christmas celebration to mark the arrival of the festive season on Tuesday. 
A boy applies make-up on young Santa Claus during a school Christmas celebration to mark the arrival of the festive season on Tuesday. 
— Reuters photo



Krishan Kant to preside over PU convocation
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — In a rare appearance, Mr Krishan Kant, Vice-President and Chancellor of Panjab University, has agreed to preside over the university convocation on December 27, official sources said here today.

Focus to be on promotion of Punjabiat
Controversy, confusion surround Punjabi conference
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — As curtains are about to be lifted on the World Punjabi Conference due to be held in the city between December 22 and 24, controversy shrouding the same also seems to be deepening.

Karishma and Gaurav, who were declared Ms and Mr Monte Carlo, respectively, at a show held at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Monday night. Karishma, Gaurav win Monte Carlo titles
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19— This sure was an evening straight out of dreamland. 

Karishma and Gaurav, who were declared Ms and Mr Monte Carlo, respectively, at a show held at Hotel Mountview in Chandigarh on Monday night. 
— A Tribune photograph 



SDE arrested on corruption charge
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — A sub-divisional engineer with the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, Kuldip Singh, was arrested by the UT Vigilance Department on the allegations of accepting money for regularising a sewerage connection.

Paying electricity bills
ITH the increase in the number of subscribers, the Telephone Department took certain steps for the convenience of the public. In the 1980s, some selected post offices were authorised to accept telephone bills. 



Panel to select market body secy
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The Chairman of the Chandigarh Agriculture Marketing Board has constituted a three-member committee to select an officer for the post of the Secretary of the UT Market Committee.

Central Revenue North Zone Cultural Meet
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — A two-day Central Revenue North Zone Cultural Meet, 2000, organised by the Income Tax Department, begins here tomorrow.

Educate people about human rights: Jacob
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Stressing upon the need of awakening society regarding basic human rights, the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today said : “We have to awaken the people, especially those living in remote rural areas, regarding the rights enjoyed by them under the constitution”.

Kalsia case: EO, clerks ordered to appear
SAS NAGAR, Dec 19 — The Ropar Assistant Commissioner (complaints) has directed the local Municipal Council Executive Officer and seven clerks to appear tomorrow before him in connection with the Kalsia case probe.

Persons eligible for free legal aid
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — “Access to justice for all”, this sign is indicative of the existence of an additional forum for the litigants for conciliatory resolution of their disputes even at the pre-litigative stages.

CHB condemned
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The Residential Welfare Society, MIG and LIG Housing Complex, Sector 45, has condemned the alleged pick and choose policy of the Chandigarh Housing Board in cancellation of the LIG and MIG dwelling units on the grounds of alterations in the units by allottees in Sector 45-D.

‘Religions preach eco-friendliness’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The shadows of threats that the world faces today on the environmental front are not out-of-the-blue creations.


Demonstrators held, freed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Ten employees of the Haryana Government were arrested for demonstrating near the Punjab and Haryana High Court parking lot here yesterday. Later they were released on bail.



335 scientific models on display
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — As many as 335 models of scientific projects have been put on display by students of 67 secondary and senior secondary schools of the city in the 24th State Science Exhibition-2000, inaugurated at the Parade Ground in Sector 17, here today.

Winter school for children
, Dec 19 — The approaching winter break for children has a bonanza in the shape of a special winter school being run by the Durga Das Foundation at Nehru Bhavan in Sector 24.

Spirit of Xmas concert
, Dec 19 — The Yuletide spirit was in the air as 140 students from eight schools of Chandigarh sang Christmas carols to usher in the ‘Spirit of X-mas School Concert’ at St Stephen’s School here today.

UGC cell always on the move
, Dec 19 — The UGC cell is the only public dealing centre in the Panjab University, the address of which has been changed at least five times in the last five years.

PEC student develops ‘lost and found’ site
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The world of communication through computers seems to open up a new ‘window’ every day.


Maid for CBI probe into molestation bid
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Mamta Sharma, resident of Mohan Nagar, Kurukshetra, filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today seeking a CBI inquiry into her charge that Mr RP Tiwari, Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police (Security), had allegedly outraging her modesty and attempted to commit rape while she was working at his house.



Bhag Singh returns with a dream
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Bhag Singh is not an unfamiliar name for art lovers of the region. This folk dancer, actor, playwright and novelist has dedicated his life to promoting culture and folk arts of Punjab.

UK Today: A view of the exhibition of books on British culture at the British Library, Sector 8, Chandigarh.Let’s understand British culture
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — If you are interested in spic - ing up your life with the Spice Girls or yearn to plan your wardrobe with Chata Ramano, then British Libr - ary gives you this unique opportunity to pick up hints in various issues from sports to fashion.

UK Today: A view of the exhibition of books on British culture at the British Library, Sector 8, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Cultural festival on Dec 24
SAS NAGAR, Dec 19 — The local Punjabi Cultural Society will organise the ninth Dr M.S. Randhawa Memorial Cultural Festival at the Dashera ground, Phase VIII, here on December 24.

Waris all set to enter pop arena
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — More than anything else, Manmohan Waris remembers his mentor, Ustad Jaswant Bhauria. And more so today when he is about to project himself to the world in an entirely new avataar. 


Prolonged stay at high altitudes results 
in stroke: study
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Long-term stay at high-altitude areas is associated with a higher risk of stroke, mostly affecting young individuals. 

NSS talk on healthy society
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The NSS unit of Punjab Engineering College in collaboration with the NSS department of Panjab University organised a deliberation on “Youth for a healthy society” at the college campus here yesterday.



61 juniors turn up for Xmas golf camp
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The Chandigarh Golf Association’s Christmas coaching camp for juniors got under way at the CGA Golf Range yesterday.

Neha wins tennis title
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — Neha Singh won the under-16 girls’ title in the Chandigarh Scholarship Tennis Tournament played on the Lake Club courts here. 


5 cases against ‘unknown employees’ registered
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — In less than a week after power supply to the city was allegedly disrupted due to sabotage, the Chandigarh police has registered five cases against yet “unknown employees” of the UT Electricity Department.Top

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