Wednesday, December 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Private luxury buses to Punjab may operate from ISBT
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — A scheme to allow private luxury buses to operate from the Inter-State Bus Stand to select destinations in Punjab is likely to be finalised by the Chandigarh Administration on a reciprocal basis.

Bureaucratic control, inquiry panels feature at PU Senate meeting
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — Bureaucratic control over Panjab University finances was decried by the Senate at a meeting of the newly-constituted House here today. Collapsing economy of the campus was also highlighted.

Cops to hold meeting with hoteliers
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — For preventing dancing revelers from stepping in the shoes of others after getting drunk during the New Year celebrations, the Chandigarh Police is issuing a list of “do’s and don’ts” to the restaurant, club and hotel owners.

Police for supervised parking
PANCHKULA, Dec 26 — A theft of music systems from cars parked in front of hotels in Sector 5 where two marriages were in progress, was reported last week. While cases were registered by the police, it is learnt that no personnel were on duty there at that time.

Nominated councillors hold the key in MC
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — The nominated councillors are likely to play a key role in the functioning of the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, in the coming year, keeping in view the minority of the ruling Congress councillors. 




Employee leaders held
Chandigarh, Dec 26 — Mr Desraj Lamba, president of the Haryana General Category and Backward Classes Employees Welfare Organisation, and Mr Sube Singh Yadav, also a prominent leader of the organisation, were today arrested by the Panchkula police. 

Ailing film industry needs a miracle
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — “The ailing film industry needs a few miracles to get it’s feet back on the ground and reviving subsidy is certainly, not one of them”, feels the Mumbai-based director, who is in town for directing a few Punjabi serials like Do Akal Garh, Kissa Puran Bhagat, Jawar Bhata and Naye Musibat Ayee.

25 pc of wasteland in northern region
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — The increasing pressure of population and an excessive demand of land for agriculture as well as for non-agricultural pursuits has resulted in the four states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir contributing to almost a quarter of the wasteland in the country.


Dr Subramaniam SwamyEstablish new front: Swamy
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — Pleading for a new beginning in Indian politics, Janata Party president, Dr Subramaniam Swamy, suggested the establishment of a new front, which he said should not be led by the Congress, BJP or the Communists.

Vyanjan 2000 organised at Ambedkar Institute
Chandigarh, Dec 26 — The Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Vaneeta Rai, who was the guest of honour at the prize distribution ceremony, was curious at a cookery competition which was organised at the Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management and Catering here today.

Police official injured
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — A police official was reportedly injured in an accident which occurred during security rehearsals being carried out for Vice-President Krishan Kant’s visit to the Panjab University campus tomorrow.

Lala Achint Ram Memorial Lecture
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — Lala Achint Ram Memorial Lecture is being organised by the Servants of the People Society at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15.

Woman dies of burns
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — A Panchkula resident, admitted to the PGI with burn injuires, was declared dead in the evening on Tuesday. Another Panchkula resident Sunita of Sector 19 was also admitted to the institute with burn injuries.


Three duped of Rs 7000
PANCHKULA, Dec 26 — A truck driver and two others were duped of Rs 7000 by unidentified men who stole the cash lying in the truck and left behind the vehicle in Phase II, Industrial Area.


All set for PU convocation
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — Panjab University is all set to hold its 50th Convocation tomorrow. The Chancellor and the Vice-President of university Mr Krishan Kant, will be presiding over the ceremony while Dr Jagdish Bhagvati, a leading economist of the country, will also be present at the occasion.


“Anand’s win a stepping stone for youngsters”
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — It will be a big stepping stone for the youngsters when they discuss, feel proud of Viswanathan Anand the world champion in the FIDE World Chess Championship officials.

Sunny, Deepak enter semis
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — Sunny Bhalla and Deepak Goel entered the last four of the Open Snooker League by defeating Lalit Ailawadi and Honey Bhalla, respectively, in the Saurav Khattar Memorial Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship being played here at Billiards Hall, YMCA, Sector 11.


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