Monday, December 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



BJP workers protest against Satya Pal Jain
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — Simmering discontent in the BJP today spilled on to the streets of Chandigarh with a large group of party workers staging an angry demonstration against a section of party workers who they said were responsible for the defeat of the party nominees for the posts of Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor.

‘Spy’ Roop Lal goes on fast
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — Mr Roop Lal, who spent 26 years in Pakistani jails, today sat on an indefinite fast, here at the Sector 17 Piazza. His demands include a residential flat and a plot to establish a detective agency in Punjab.

NRI offers to maintain piazza
chandigarh, Dec 24 — An NRI builder, who has made it good abroad in real estate development, has offered to undertake development and maintenance of the pride of the City Beautiful, piazza in the Sector 17 shopping centre.

Musical tribute to martyr Major Dhaliwal
SAS NAGAR, Dec 24 — The ninth Dr M.S. Randhawa Sabhyacharak Mela was organised by the Punjabi Cultural Society at Dasehra Ground, Phase VIII, here today.

Overwhelming response to coaching tests
Chandigarh, Dec 24 — Coaching tests for higher secondary classes, organised in government schools in the city on every Saturday, have got an overwhelming response from parents and students.


World Punjabi Conference

World Punjabi meet for mending visa rules
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — It was seminar time at the ongoing World Punjabi Conference which entered its third day today. While the organisers had promised that all the seminars, read agriculture seminar, NRI seminar, the West Punjab seminar, seminar on challenges being faced by education in the 21st century and those by Punjab and Punjabiat, will commence and conclude in time, there were certain deviations from the laid path.

Punjabi culture has suffered in Pak: Zaman
Chandigarh, Dec 24 — “There is a need to be aware of the latest advances in information technology and make efforts to internationalise Punjabi, so that, the others could also know about our rich traditions,” said Mr Fakhar Zaman, a former Pakistan minister and head of the Pakistani delegation that is here to attend the World Punjabi Conference. 


Confused policies of Municipal Corporation
he functioning of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) often causes resentment among the residents of the city. Some time ago, the MCC asked the consumers to themselves replace defective water meters with new ones and to get these tested by the MCC. If the residents failed to do so, the corporation would calculate the water charges at double the average consumption since October 30.

THIS is one of those rare years when Christmas happens to fall on a Monday, the day this column appears. So, we send special greetings to all our readers.



Bansal honours Ujjal Dosanjh
Chandigarh, Dec 24 — Mr Ujjal Dosanjh, Premier of British Columbia, Canada, was the guest of honour at a breakfast reception hosted this morning by the local Congress MP, Mr Pawan Bansal, at his residence here.

Judge Harbans Kaur from Canada is here
CHANDIGARH,, Dec 24 — Ms Harbans Kaur Dhillon, the first ever Indian-Canadian woman to become a fulltime judge in British Columbia province of Canada, is here in the city.

Housing body may move court
PANCHKULA, Dec 24—The Haryana Group Housing Promoters and Builders Federation has threatened to move court if the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) did not begin development works in Sectors 23 and 24 which have been delayed for long.

Residents submit memo
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — The LIG Residents Welfare Association, Sector 41-D, has again drawn the attention of the authorities concerned towards the problems of the sector.

Jacob, Badal send greetings
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob, (Retd) and Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal today extended heartiest felicitations to all Punjabis and Christians on the eve of ‘Christmas’.

2 turkeys released at the lake
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — As a Christmas gift to the city residents, the Managing Director of CITCO, Mr S.P. Singh, today released a pair of turkeys and two pairs of guinea fowls at the Sukhna Lake island.

Waste removal project launched
Chandigarh, Dec 24 — Yuvsatta, an NGO, in collaboration with the local Municipal Corporation, has started collecting segregated waste from households in Sector 15.

A pair of turkeys, which was released by the Children’s Alliance for Protection of Environment at the Sukhna Lake island on Sunday.
A pair of turkeys, which was released by the Children’s Alliance for Protection of Environment at the Sukhna Lake island on Sunday.  — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Where has compassion gone, ask scholars
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — Janshakti, a social organisation, organised an open discussion on “India still fighting for its freedom against intolerance” at the Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15 here today.

Nilgais play havoc with crops
DERA BASSI, Dec 24 — Herd of nilgais are playing havoc with crops in the surrounding villages for the past couple of months forcing villagers to spend sleepless nights in the fields.

Boys give shape to clay at Chandigarh Carnival in Sector 10 on Sunday. Contests mark carnival
Chandigarh, Dec 24 — On the spot painting, mask making, clay modelling and face painting competitions were the highlights of the second day of the Chandigarh carnival at Leisure Valley in Sector 10 here today.

Boys give shape to clay at Chandigarh Carnival in Sector 10 on Sunday.— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Three arrested in molestation case
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — The police has arrested three of four car-borne men who allegedly molested a teenager near a famous restaurant in Sector 17, here yesterday. The suspects allegedly beat up the brother of the girl who was accompanying her.

Intruder injures 17-year-old
PANCHKULA, Dec 24 — In an attempted theft in a house in Sector 8, 17-year-old Sahil Dogra was injured after a miscreant attacked him with a rod on the night of December 22.

Drug related crime around city
MULLANPUR-GARIBDAS, Dec 24 — The increasing number of thefts by youngsters on drugs have become a cause of concern in villages around Chandigarh. During the past three months at least nine such cases have come to light in these villages. Though the Punjab police has not registered any case till date, senior officers confirm that investigations into the matter were on.

Mani Majra girl missing
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24— The Mani Majra police station has received a complaint about an abduction of a girl by an unknown person yesterday. Mr Jang Prashad of Indira Colony reported that his daughter has been missing since she went for her class yesterday.

  • Two arrested

  • One injured

  • Case registered

  • Scooter stolen

  • Scibe injured

  • Bootlegger held

  • Four hurt

PUDA-BoP tie-up for Mohali plots
Chandigarh, Dec 24 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) and the Bank of Punjab have entered into an agreement to finance the earnest money for the residential plots that have been floated by PUDA in the five new sectors of SAS Nagar. The agreement was approved by the Chief Minister, according to an official spokesman here today.


3000 participate in Trio Olympiad-2000
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — Almost 3000 students from the city and suburbs participated in the “Trio Olympiad-2000” held here today. Almost 10000 students participated throughout India in the test. The test was conducted for “Physics, Chemistry and Biology Olympiad” for the senior secondary class students and Science Olympiad for classes IX and X students.

Senate to take up Goyal case
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — The Panjab University Senate is all set to deliberate over the case of Dr B.B. Goyal, of the Department of the University Business School, who has been indicted for giving 42 marks to a candidate who deserved a zero.

NCC wings in two more schools soon
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — With two more city schools opting to establish wings of the National Cadet Corps on their campus, the strength of the Junior Division is expected to increase by 100 cadets.


Scrap turned into art objects
PANCHKULA, Dec 24 — The entrance to the cave leading to the art and craft exhibition by students of Doon Public School, Sector 21, was a riot of colour. The door to the cave opened on Saturday with the cutting of the ribbon as a rumbling sound came from inside.

Shail OswalShail’s album released
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — After receiving lukewarm response for his first album “Hello,”Shail Oswal is back with his new Indi pop album ‘Kahan Hai Tu’, a collage of romantic, techno and rap songs.

Use of antibiotics discussed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — On the second day of the alumni conference of the IGMC, Shimla, here today, the antibiotic use and misuse was discussed by experts from different fields.


With help, this caddie can go ahead
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — Most professional golfers who are playing in the Indian circuit are caddie-turned-golfers. The biggest advantage for the caddie is that after carrying a golf bag for nine holes or 18 holes they can spend the rest of the time practising on the course.

Panchkula win cricket tourney
CHANDIGARH, Dec 24 — Panchkula eves today romped home with cricket title, Lakhani trophy, in the Haryana State Senior Women Cricket Tournament when they overpowered Yamunanagar in the final played here at the Sector 5 grounds, Panchkula.

  • Challenger Trophy

  • Football meet

  • Cricket tournament


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