Tuesday, December 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Six resolutions passed at World Punjabi Conference
Patiala calls it a ‘tamasha’
Chandigarh, Dec 25 — The five-day World Punjabi Conference concluded at the Punjab University here today with the passing of, among other resolutions, the establishment of a World Punjabi Foundation resolution despite opposition.

Bouquets, brickbats for conference
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — The World Punjabi Conference, organised by the Punjab Art Council in Panjab University, ended here today with mixed response from the delegates. Some of them felt that it was a wonderful experience and they had got very good response from the public and such conferences help to bring people of different countries together and also helps to promote ideas of great intellectual among masses. Devotees offer Christmas prayers at Catholic Church, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Monday.

Devotees offer Christmas prayers at Catholic Church, Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Truck, goods worth lakhs stolen
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — Having been robbed of his truck and the goods being transported in it in Rajasthan, a local truck owner has been running from pillar to post to get back his stolen goods.




MoD scraps special lifetime allowance
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — When Shyam Lal, a disabled soldier with no other means of income, applied to the government for financial assistance to meet his medical expenses, he was in for a rude shock as his existing allowances were reduced.

Dry spell worries farm scientists
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — Farm scientists are worried over a virtual dry winter spell through out north and central India.

Woman commits suicide
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — Manju, a 23-year-old woman of Kajheri village, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself, this afternoon. She left behind a one-and a-half-year-old son and her husband. The cause of the suicide could not be ascertained.


‘India should plan use of its resources’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — “Liberalisation and modernisation have reduced the world to a global village. The time has come when we cannot remain aloof of the developments taking place in other parts of the world. 

Uncertified heating gadgets galore
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — Winter is here, and heating gadgets cannot be far behind. The safety of these appliance is important but very few consumers think of safety while making the purchases. This attitude encourages the manufacturers to ignore safety norms.

Residents hire private firm for security
PANCHKULA, Dec 24 — Expressing disillusionment over the present security by police in the city, 25 residents of Sector 10 have joined hands to provide for foolproof safety by hiring services of a private security agency.

NGO forms kranti workers cooperative
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — To enhance motivation, inculcate spirit of service and amelioration of working and living condition of rag-pickers engaged in door-to-door collection of waste and garbage from households, a kranti workers cooperative under the auspices of Yuvsatta was formed today.

Apni Mitti telecast from January
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — The background was the picturesque Sarangpur village, where villagers gets lured by the bright lights and easy money of America, after their own lad Jimmy (played by Ashok Bali) makes it big out there. The desperation to get there, drives a few families of the village to take up drastic steps.

Extension of lal dora urged
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — The Pind Bachao Committee has urged the British Columbia Premier, Mr Ujjal Dosanjh, and the delegates attending the World Punjabi Conference to help end the “discrimination” against original inhabitants of Chandigarh and its surrounding areas by the authorities concerned.

Ms India Worldwide is a woman with mission
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — The freshly crowned Ms India Worldwide 2001, Ritu Upadhyay, is wedded to a cause — that of preventing blindness or at least of helping the blinds regaining sight. That is perhaps why she has started her mission from home. Ritu has donated her eyes for the cause and she has also convinced her family members to donate eyes.

750 road-users educated
DERA BASSI, Dec 25 — As many as 750 road-users were educated about traffic rules by members of the Rotract Club Blue Moon, Dera Bassi (City), to mark the ‘‘road safety day’’, here today.

Seminar for budding journalists
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — ‘Communication Beyond 2000’, a media seminar-cum-workshop for budding journalists and media aspirants will be organised by The Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, in the museum auditorium, Sector 10, on December 27 at 10 a.m

Doctors celebrate Christmas
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — Festive mood prevailed in the IMA Complex, Sector 35-B, where the members of the IMA Doctors Club and their families celebrated Christmas on Monday.


Woman thief caught
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — A woman was caught by the crowd at the Sector 15 market when she was trying to run after snatching a purse here this afternoon. She was later handed over to the police.

300 pouches of liquor seized
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — The local police arrested three persons from different parts of the city and seized about 300 pouches of liquor from their possession, here yesterday. Those arrested are Raj Kumar and Vinod, both residents of Haryana, and Munshi Lal of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Theft reported

  • Vehicles stolen


Panel discussion on environment
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — A panel discussion on ‘Political will towards environment education and protection of environment’ was organised at the Auditorium of the University Business School, Panjab University, here today. The discussion was a part of a 21- day refresher course in environment studies organised by the UGC, according to a press note.

Refund money, TV dealer told
PANCHKULA, Dec 25 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum ordered M/s Bansal Electronics, Sector 11, to refund Rs 22, 500 for supplying a defective television, pay Rs 2,500 for mental agony and Rs 500 as costs of proceedings to Ms Nazakat Jahan, a resident of Sector 11.


Intricacies of mind captured on canvas
, Dec 25 — The intricacies of human mind captured in different hues by as many as 25 city artists were the highlight of the Millennium All-India Art Exhibition, a state-level show organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy in collaboration with the Government Museum and Art Gallery and the All-India Fine Arts and Craft Society at Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10.

My voice suits Urmila: Sunidhi
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — The youngest female playback singer in Bollywood Sunidhi Chauhan, was in town today to perform at the Chandigarh carnival. “I am indebted to Sonu Nigam who introduced me to composer Sandeep Chowta and director Ram Gopal Verma.


A promising golfer from Patiala
CHANDIGARH, Dec 25 — Jaskeerat Singh Dullet a Class X student of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, has made a name in the world of golf with his achievements over the past few years.


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