Monday, December 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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PCA seeks restrictions on flights during Test
SAS Nagar, December 2
The Punjab Cricket Association has written to the IAF authorities in Chandigarh to restrict air operations during the India-England Test match beginning here tomorrow, it is learnt.

WEDDING TRENDS-I
Silken tents, brocade vedis... mark the decor
Silken tents, brocade vedis... mark the decor
Chandigarh, December 2
Thanks to the warmth that spills from the timeless ceremony of wedding, the chill this season is refusing to surface. Wedding bells are ringing in the city and these are ringing louder than ever before. 

Study centre for weaker sections
Chandigarh, December 2
Panjab University has decided to set up a “Centre for Socio-Economic Studies for Weaker Sections of the Society and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes”.



 

EARLIER STORIES

 

Over one lakh children administered polio drops in city
Chandigarh, December 2
More than a lakh children of the city between the ages of 0 and 5 were immunised against polio on the first day of the pulse polio campaign launched here today. More than 5,000 children above the age of five were also immunised.
Polio drops being administered on the first day of the pulse polio campaign in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— Photo Parvesh Chauhan

Prestige valued by Suneet Batra
Suneet BatraT
his Amritsar girl will not make compromises with her attitude. At 21, Suneet Batra is flying high with a line of achievements to back her. A final year student of electronics engineering at Guru Nanak Dev University, Suneet is taking a chance in this year’s Miss Lashkara contest. But she did take some time to make this decision which does not quite gel with her academic field. Somewhere along the line, however, Suneet knew modelling would happen to her sooner or later (infectious as it has become these days).

The city is going to have it second municipal polls on December 8, sans posters and loudspeakers. With the Election Commission going by the city bye-laws on defacement, rallies, public meetings, ban on mobile loudspeakers, posters and banners, the election campaign did not pick up till the last date of nominations on November 24.
  • Rearguard action

  • Winter bonanza

  • From Kashmir

  • Hoping against hope

  • More awareness, please

 

  • Thanks, PCA

  • Wedding bells

  • Parking lots

  • Upgradation

  • B.P. Pal award

  • Best poster

 
MCC POLL

Congress releases manifesto
Chandigarh, December 2
Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Mr Venod Sharma and Mr B.B. Behl, CTCC president, today released the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee manifesto for the coming Municipal Corporation elections.

Canvassing picks up for MC poll
Chandigarh, December 2
With the polling day for the Municipal Corporation elections less than a week away, electioneering in the city picked up today with the Congress and the BJP-Akali Dal alliance intensifing their election campaign. 

COMMUNITY

SPO posts sought to check immoral trafficking
Panchkula, December 2
The Panchkula police, through the office of the Director General of Police, Haryana , has urged upon the state government to issue a notification for creating posts of Special Police Officers all over the state to tackle increasing cases related to immoral trafficking of women.

Yashwant Sinha’s assurance to UT staff
Chandigarh, December 2
BJP leaders today claimed that the Union Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, assured them that he would consider the major demand of UT employees, including grant of bonus for the past four years, regularisation and grant of house rent allowance and CCA as per decision of the Supreme Court to more than 5,000 daily-waged workers and pension to employees of private educational institution.

Truckers refuse to ‘oblige’ cops
SAS Nagar, December 2
It is not always the policemen who call the shots. Today when a police party went to the truck union office in Phase VI to get three trucks to ferry six horses from the Ludhiana Police Lines, the union refused to fulfil “forcible obligation”.

Child workers surveyed for drug abuse
Chandigarh, December 2
An exploratory survey on drug abuse among child workers conducted by a team from Panjab University has warranted a larger survey among male and female child workers besides working out a consolidated strategy by central and state governments as well as non-governmental organisations to stop the exploitation of children.

Charges against BJP, Congress
Chandigarh, December 2
The Samajwadi Party here today alleged that the BJP and the Congress are ‘’hand-in-glove’’ as the Congress candidates are being supported by one or the other factions of the BJP and that of the BJP by the Congress factions on seat-to-seat basis.

Pratap Sangwan supports CVM
Chandigarh, December 2
The Haryana Employees Coordination Committee Chairman, Mr Pratap Singh Sangwan, claiming influence over 46,000 votes across the city, here today extended support to the Chandigarh Vikas Manch.

 

CRIME

Scooterist crushed to death by truck
Panchkula, December 2
A scooterist was crushed to death by a truck on the Pinjore- Panchkula road this evening. According to information available, 35-year- old Suraj was coming to Chandigarh on his scooter (CH-03- 9457) when he was hit by a truck. The accused driver ran away from the spot. A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of IPC has been registered.

 

EDUCATION

Educationist justifies ‘changing’ history
Panchkula, December 2
The change in history course curriculum by the National Council of Educational Research and Training is justified, if it aims at accommodating other religions.

Panchkula to have IT polytechnic
Panchkula, December 2
With an aim to promote Panchkula as the new ‘‘dream destination’’ for information technology, the state government has acquired 80 acres of land

CAMPUS ROUND-UP
Adult educator honoured
Chandigarh
Panjab University’s Centre for Adult, Continuing Education and Extension has organised more than 25 literacy programmes in this half of the academic session. In the last academic session, the centre held 33 programmes.

Ravi, Vikram win quiz contest
Chandigarh, December 2
Ravi Rawal and Vikram Negi from the Department of Geography won the “Brain Wave-2001”, organised by the All-Himachal Students Association at Panjab University, today. Six teams from different departments of the PU participated. 

 

CULTURE


CHANDIGARH CARNIVAL
Fun rules the roost as carnival concludes 
Chandigarh, December 2
Ever experienced the magic of playing with fire? Well, those present at the Leisure Valley between 2 pm and 3 pm today had a chance to see how some people perform with fire under their nose. 
Surjit Bindrakhiya, Punjabi pop singer, performs in the Chandigarh carnival on Sunday. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan 

Sush’s tall tales
Sushmita SenI
f there is one thing that former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen finds amusing about being a movie star it’s the fact that she sometimes has to lower her eyes to talk to her hero! No, not so much out of respect but just because Sen is either as tall or taller than most men she’s paired with on the big screen. 

Gursharan Singh’s plays staged
Chandigarh, December 2
Pracheen Kala Kendra presented two Punjabi plays by playwright Gursharan Singh today. Titled ‘Izzatdar mangtey’ and ‘Kamian di Meeto’, the plays made a strong social statement.

HEALTH

100 donate blood
Chandigarh, December 2
As many as 100 volunteers donated blood at the third camp organised by Dr Ambedkar Study Circle here today.

 

SPORTS



Little Master Sunil Gavaskar launches Wisden Asia Cricket, a monthly magazine, at Chandigarh Golf Association Driving Range on Sunday.

Sunil Gavaskar launches Wisden Asia
Chandigarh, December 2
It was around 7.20 pm when the select gathering of guests and sportspersons alongwith mediapersons assembled at the Chandigarh Golf Range for a date with ace legendary cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar. He had been invited by the Spenta Management Private Limited to launch a cricket monthly ‘W’isden Asia Cricket’. While opening the packed parcel of a set of magazines, Gavaskar said it was easy to open the innings for India than to launch a magazine’.

Big squad, small performance
Chandigarh
The main events for the 31st National Games were over yesterday and the Chandigarh contingent of 270 athletes including 114 women which took part in 18 disciplines was able to win only two gold medals. This shows the poor state of affairs in the UT, which boasts of high class infrastructure and playing environment.
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