Protest against ISI
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha today burnt an effigy of Pakistan-based ISI for its involvement in the recent attacks on Indians in Nepal.
Bansal’s plea for another
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, today urged the Centre to introduce another train like the Himalayan Queen between Chandigarh and New Delhi.
Tough year for wildlife dept
PANCHKULA, Dec 29 — Redressal of public greivances remained under the spotlight all the year through in the district administration, the Haryana Urban Development Authority, the police and the health departments though the year proved a tumultuous for the wildlife department.
SAS Nagar heads for dull New Year’s
SAS NAGAR, Dec 29 — There is hardly any enthusiasm among most hotel and restaurant owners here to make big preparations for the New Year’s Eve bash and it will be like any other day for them.
Driving blindfolded on the
DERA BASSI, Dec 29 — When magician Shankar drove a motorcycle amid heavy traffic on the busy Chandigarh - Ambala highway with his eyes blindfolded here today, the spectators could not but help being awed.
Renowned magician Shankar rides a motor cycle blindfolded on the busy Chandigarh-Ambala highway at Dera Bassi on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma
of bus comes off, hits car
SAS NAGAR, Dec 29 — How safe are passengers in PRTC
buses can be judged from an incident near Landran today when one of
the front wheels of a corporation bus bound for Nabha from Chandigarh
came off and hit an oncoming car.
Man dies of
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — The cold reportedly claimed its second victim today. A rickshawpuller was found dead outside a showroom in sector 22 in the morning. The death, senior police officials maintained, was due to natural reasons.
succumbs to injuries
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — A city resident, injured after the scooter he was riding skidded in the wee hours, succumbed to his injuries at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. His friend, sitting on the pillion, also sustained injuries.
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — The S. Mehar Singh Rawel Memorial Charitable Society has invited nominations from journalists, editors, correspondents, and writers connected with Punjabi language media for participation in the first competition being held to award the S. Mehar Singh Rawel Memorial Award for the best journalist in Punjabi.
City discos a preferred
destination for partying
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — If discotheque owners and the police are to be believed, hundreds of youngsters from outside Chandigarh are once again planning their New Year bash at discotheques in the city.
Youngsters dance in a Chandigarh discotheque.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Long dry spell in city
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — For the second year in succession there has been no rain during the months of November and December in the city and its surrounding areas. The situation in other parts in Haryana and Punjab is also the same and no rain has been reported.
CHANDIGARH, Dec 29 — The name of the department of Dr B.B. Goyal, indicted in an examination fraud case has been wrongly published as public administration in a report in these columns on December 27.