Thursday, December 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



City to get power from Nathpa-Jhakri
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — The Union Power Ministry has assured the Chandigarh Administration to provide a share in the upcoming Nathpa-Jhakri project in Himachal Pradesh and Tehri Dam in Uttaranchal, said the UT Administrator Lieut-Gen J.F. R. Jacob (retd) while laying the foundation stone of a vital 220 kv grid sub station in Mani Majra here this afternoon.

Don’t shut door to layman: CJI 
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Urging judges to act as the trustees of the people, the Chief Justice of India, Dr A.S. Anand, has said the courts should function within established parameters and constitutional bounds.

Reform opponents hypocrites: Bhagwati
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Prof Jagdish N. Bhagwati, a world renowned economist, today called on the people of India to join forces with those who were trying to speed up economic reforms in the country to accelerate the growth rate, increase income, alleviate poverty and improve literacy. He was speaking at the Panjab University convocation.

Pradeep Kumar, a blind student, is congratulated by the Panjab University Chancellor, Mr Krishan Kant, after being awarded a degree at the 50th convocation of the university in Chandigarh on Wednesday.Decorum, solemnity lack at convocation

Pradeep Kumar, a blind student, is congratulated by the Panjab University Chancellor, Mr Krishan Kant, after being awarded a degree at the 50th convocation of the university in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan




Prof Jagdish BhagwatiEconomic freedom vital: Bhagwati
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Prof Jagdish Bhagwati, Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science in Columbia University, New York, was here today to attend the convocation of Panjab University. He has been the chief economic adviser to Mr Arthur Dunkel, former Director-General of GATT. He often writes in newspapers and magazines like Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and New York Times.

Farmer killed ‘by mistake’, police clueless
RAIPUR RANI (Panchkula), Dec 27 — The Panchkula police is clueless about the poachers who killed a farmer by mistake and injured another of Rampur Thadiyon village near Raipur Rani on the night of November 17.

Mohali municipal limits to be extended
SAS NAGAR, Dec 27 — At the first meeting of the recently elected Municipal Council, members today cleared the proposal for an extension of the municipal limits to include newly developed areas.

Year of hits, misses and controversies
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — It has been a happening year for city residents. Several beneficial administrative decisions were taken and the city was positioned as a major information technology hub in the north. Important development works were kicked off and long pending issues like allotment of land to cooperative societies and allowing of auction of freehold property were sorted out. Controversies have been around as usual and several tasks remain unfinished.

Hotels, clubs gear up for New Year bash
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — With barely four days to go, hectic preparations are on in city clubs, hotels and restaurants to ring in the new year-2001. Like every year, they are vying with each other in terms of offering the best. 

City hotels all set to welcome the New Year: Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 illuminated for the celebrations.
City hotels all set to welcome the New Year: Hotel Mountview in Sector 10 illuminated for the celebrations. — A Tribune photograph


Changing CET paper pattern
has reference to the report “CET paper pattern to be changed” (December 16). The proposed change seems to have been necessitated by some administrative problems rather than the aims for which the entrance test for admission to professional courses was introduced. One of the reasons that necessitated this system was to differentiate between genuine merit and a fake one.


Plan to open new reservation centre
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Railway officials are looking to open a new reservation office either at the second Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Sector 43 or at S.A.S. Nagar, the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee was informed at a meeting held in Ropar today. The idea is to help residents living live in south Chandigarh and S.A.S. Nagar.

Pinjore zoo to be closed
PINJORE, Dec 27 — The Haryana State Forest Wildlife Department has decided to wind up the 30-year-old mini zoo at Pinjore Gardens in the next couple of months. The zoo inmates will be sent to other zoological parks or released in phases.

Major snag hits Mohali phones
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Communication links to almost the entire neighbouring township of S.A.S. Nagar were cut off from the rest of the world for more than five hours today as the optical fibre cable link between Chandigarh and S.A.S Nagar developed a major snag, sources said.

Seminar on communication
Chandigarh, Dec 27 — A seminar-cum-workshop on “Communication beyond 2000” under the banner of Nationwide Footprints was organised by the Symbiosis, Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, in the Museum Auditorium, Sector 10, here today.

Gallantry awards given
PANCHKULA, Dec 27 — At a grand investiture ceremony, 89 awards for gallantry and distinguished services were presented to soldiers of the Indian Army at the ceremony held at Kangra auditorium, Ambala cantt, on December 23.

‘Seat belts a must in school buses’
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Two months ago, a student, who had dosed off, suffered a head injury after falling off from the bus seat. He was taken to a city hospital and was given first aid.

Grasim Mr India contest
Chandigarh, Dec 27 — Among 49 young men who contested for the Chandigarh phase of the northern regional round of the 7th Grasim Mr India contest held in Hotel Mountview here today, seven boys were shortlisted for the final contest.

Mixed response to ushering in new millennium
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — With the new millennium just round the corner, residents of City Beautiful have surprisingly failed to match up to the hype and festivity that was witnessed here last year.

Harcharan, Bhatti kept out of WPF
Chandigarh, Dec 27— Dr Harcharan Singh, chairman, and Mr H.S. Bhatti, general secretary respectively of the Punjab Arts Council, have been left out of the World Punjabiat Foundation, set up at the four-day World Punjabi Conference which concluded here on Monday.

Decision on property welcomed
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — A decision of the Chandigarh Administration to allow persons who own freehold property in the city to mortgage it without the mandatory ‘‘ permission to mortgage ’’ from the Estate Office has been welcomed by several city residents.


Female foetus found
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — A female foetus was found abandoned near the water tank at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here today.

Shop, PCO burgled
PANCHKULA, Dec 27—Over Rs 26,000 and items worth Rs 2500 were reportedly stolen from a PCO in Sector 7 and a department store in Sector 18, here today, with intruders adopting a similar modus operandi of breaking open the locks.

2 head constables suspended
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Acting on the complaint of a city resident alleging harassment and misbehavior, the Chandigarh Police today placed two head constables under suspension.

Three thefts reported
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — During the past 24 hours, three case of theft, including one snatching incident by stopping a Maruti van, has been reported form different parts of the city. The police has arrested the accused in the snatching case.

  • Cop injured

  • Liquor seized


PU girls corner most awards
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Panjab University girls far outdid the boys in academic awards, claiming nearly three quarters of prizes and medals in separate categories at the 50th annual convocation here today.


Coach foresees bright future for shooting
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Mr Tejinder Singh Dhillon, India’s first qualified shooting coach, thinks this sport has a great future in India as more and more youngsters are being attracted to it. He is confident that Indian shooters will soon achieve world standards.

Manan, Anil enter semis
CHANDIGARH, Dec 27 — Manan Nagpal of Panchkula and Anil Sharma sailed in the last four of the open snooker event of the Saurav Khattar Memorial Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship being played here at the Billiards hall, YMCA, Sector 11 Anil, of Haryana, comfortably ousted Amit Swamy.

  • YPS, St John’s win 

  • Shootingball squad

  • Cricket match


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