Tuesday, January 2, 2001,
Chandigarh, India




Thin attendance in offices
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Even as the New Year was less than 12 hours old, the festive spirit took over offices and employees of the government in the Chandigarh, here today. 

Sharp drop in temperature
First rain after September 26
A city road after the first winter rain.CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Intermittent rain continued to lash the city and its surrounding areas throughout the day to mark a wet beginning to the New Near today.

A city road after the first winter rain on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Accident insurance cover for cops
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Keeping its promise to work towards the welfare of police officials, the Chandigarh Police today announced accidental insurance cover for rendering financial assistance to the kin of employees dying in mishaps. Over 4,000 personnel are expected to benefit from the project.

Let’s change for the better in New Year
SAS NAGAR, Jan 1 — There is much that needs improvement in the town and with the beginning of the New Year, residents and others who work here are looking forward to a change for the better. Among the host of problems being faced are those relating to sanitation, pollution, medical facilities and traffic management.



No celebrations for them
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — The day, when the city residents were busy in exchanging good wishes with their family members, relatives and friends, there were hundreds of others from different walks of life, still carrying on their battles and protesting against the injustice allegedly being met out to them.

Traffic police creating chaos at roundabouts?
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Is the Chandigarh traffic police itself responsible for creating traffic bottlenecks by challaning vehicles at the various city roundabouts? With the senior police officers in the city conceding that traffic jams were a common feature at the various roundabouts, they had now decided to install traffic lights at some of the roundabouts and help clear the choking of traffic during the rush hours.

AG office celebrates New Year
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — The Association of Senior Audit Officers and Audit Officers in the Office of AG (Audit), Punjab, celebrated the first day of the new millennium at the office premises here today.

Looking for good times ahead
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Residents of Mani Majra and nearby areas can look forward to better times as the area falls in the wards of both the Mayor and Senior Deputy mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goel and Mr Gurcharan Dass Kala, respectively.

Tree plantation drive
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Volunteers of Yuvsatta welcomed the New Year by launching a tree plantation drive at Gandhi Smarak Bhavan, Sector 16. The drive commenced with a prayer this morning and gradually the plantation drive took off with local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal and Social Welfare Director Madhavi Kataria gracing the occasion.


Car stereo, documents stolen
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — A car-stereo and some audio cassettes were stolen from the car of Mr Ranjit Singh, a retired deputy district attorney, while it was parked outside the Chandigarh Club, soon after 2001 was ushered in.

Woman killed as jeep rams into stationary car
PANCHKULA, Jan 1 — One woman was killed and four others sustained serious injuries, in an accident involving a car and a jeep on the Kalka-Shimla highway near Sector 21, here today.

Cash stolen from car
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Mr Arvind Kohli, a resident of Phase IX at SAS Nagar, has reported to the police that a polythene bag containing Rs 1.5 lakh was stolen from his car that was parked in front of the CMC in Sector 17 here.


Refresher course in history concludes
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1— “Make sense of what the past was like” said Prof B.N. Goswamy, art historian, at the valedictory lecture at the three-week refresher course organised by the Department of History, Panjab University, here today.

NSS camp concludes at village 
NSS volunteers of the GCG-11, Chandigarh, and children of Khuda Jassu village dance at the valedictory function of a 10-day NSS camp.CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Where there is a will, there is a way, is an epithet which was proved true by staff and students of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, here today. 

NSS volunteers of the GCG-11, Chandigarh, and children of Khuda Jassu village dance at the valedictory function of a 10-day NSS camp on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari


An ode in colours to New Year
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Artists celebrate in style, and so they did today when 13 of them got together at the IndusInd Bank Art Gallery to welcome the New Year by singing an ode to creation...an ode in colours which spilled brightness all over the ambience.


New facilities for Sector 16 hospital
Chandigarh, Jan 1 — The Government Hospital, Sector 16, is headed for a face-lift. In the next few months a new trauma ward and a renovated cardiac care unit will be added to the existing facilities.

More baby boys bring joy in 2001
Chandigarh, Jan 1 — Life and death wait for no one. The three city hospitals — PGI, GMCH, Sector 32 and the Government Hospital, Sector 16 witnessed the usual rush, with regular attendance by doctors, paramedics and other staff.



Lalit wins billiards title
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — Lalit Ailawadi of Ambala defeated Deepak Goel today to win the open billiards title of the Saurav Khattar Memorial Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship. The meet concluded in the Sector 11 Billiards Hall here today.

Meet a young karate instructor
CHANDIGARH, Jan 1 — “Karate has given me confidence”, said black-belt holder Pankaj Sharma, a lawyer. In 1982 she joined the Karate coaching centre at the YMCA, in Sector 11 here. Her coach was Sensei P. Raghavan. Raghavan said that the initial dedication shown by Pankaj helped in mastering various styles. 


Children park on police station premises
LALRU, Jan 1 — As a part of the initiative of the Punjab Government to make the police people-friendly, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance and Planning Minister of Punjab, inaugurated a children park and a gymnasium on the premises of the Lalru police station here today.Top

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