‘Public participation must for development’
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — City residents feel strongly about the way things are going on at the moment. Changes are being suggested by a cross-section of people for a better Chandigarh. They want that there should be no red tape, better facilities and fewer slums.
Commission agents openly fleecing vegetable vendors
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Action is on the cards against several commission agents of the Sector 26 vegetable market, who are pocketing thousands of rupees everyday by arbitrarily levying a tax of Re 1 per bag, purchased by vendors.
Heavy rush at Nada Sahib
PANCHKULA, Jan 2 — Thousands of devotees thronged the Nada Sahib gurdwara today to offer prayers on the occasion of gurpurb. The festival was celebrated with traditional gaiety here.
Gurpurb celebrated with enthusiasm
DERA BASSI, Jan 2 — Gurpurb was celebrated today with traditional enthusiasm in this subdivision. Gurdwaras in Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Lalru were decorated with flowers and chandeliers by the devotees. Langars were organised in almost all gurdwaras of the subdivision.
A brightly lit gurdwara in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on the Gurpurb night on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Police to re-launch etching drive
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Failing to curb the ever-increasing menace of car thefts in the city, the Chandigarh police is now trying to prevent it by re-launching the scheme of etching the registration numbers of the vehicles on the windshields and side windows.
Residents throng British Library
Membership opens again
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 —- As many as 934 members were enrolled at the British Library on the opening of the membership for the second time. Residents of the city were eagerly waiting for the membership to open and thronged the library on the very first day on January 1. Today also heavy rush was witnessed.
‘Strengthen code for scribes’
PANCHKULA, Jan 2 — Stressing the important role of the Press in influencing young minds, the Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Mr R.S. Chaudhary, said it was the best medium to bring about peace and progress in the nation.
5 journalists honoured
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — The World Punjabiat Foundation today honoured five journalists for their contribution to the promotion of Punjabi as a language. Those honoured by the President of the foundation, Mr Kanwarjit Singh Sandhu, at the Chandigarh Press Club were the Editor, Punjabi Tribune, Mr Harbhajan Halwarvi, former MP Jagjit Singh Anand, Mr Baljit Balli of Ajit, Mr Niranjan Singh Parwana of Jagbani and Mr Tarlochan Singh of Indo-Canadian Awaaz and Aj Di Awaaz.
RAIPUR RANI (Panchkula), Jan 2 — Mr Om Prakash, a resident of Devi Nagar, has maintained that he is being falsely implicated by some of his rivals in Raipur Rani Poaching Case in which Mr Ajmer Singh was mistakenly shot dead and Mr Ram Swaroop sustained serious bullet injuries, last month.
Legal advice for NRIs on Net
CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Mr Ujjal Dosanjh, Premier of British Columbia in Canada, recently launched a Chandigarh-based website, nrilegalservices.com. A venture of the NRI Sabha Punjab, this website offers long-distance personalised legal advice to the NRIs who have unsettled property disputes and the other cases in India.