Friday, December 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Security beefed up in city
Ultras’ attack in Delhi shocks residents
Chandigarh, December 13
Security in the city and the surrounding townships has been beefed up in the wake of terrorist attack on the Parliament House in Delhi today. A police alert has been sounded in the city. Special pickets on the boundries of the city have been set up and security has been tightened at strategic locations and buildings.

Shatabdi timings to be changed
Chandigarh, December 13
Meeting a long standing public demand, the Union Railway Ministry has decided to shift the timing of the shatabdi departing from the city in the afternoon to an evening departure to facilitate the movement of passengers towards Delhi in the evening.

Dense fog disrupts life
Chandigarh, December 13
The city and its surrounding areas experienced the first foggy morning of the winter season today. Residents woke up to a dense envelope of fog which disrupted normal life, delaying office goers, forcing superfast trains into a crawl while vehicular traffic on the highways moved at a snails pace.

Equipment worth 16.08 cr unused at PGI
Chandigarh, December 13
It is a criminal waste indeed. Machinery and medical equipment worth Rs 16.08 crore is lying unutilized at the PGI. The total number of such machines/equipment is close to 300 out of which 84 are said to be under repair while 206 have been declared unserviceable and recommended to be condemned.





FOGGY FUTURE
FOGGY FUTURE: Wrapped up in a shawl, a rickshawpuller patiently waits for earning his daily bread even as winter fog keeps the commuters away. — Tribune lensman Karam Singh captures the scene in Chandigarh.

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TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
 

A scene from "Kabhie khushi Kabhi Gam"Will the magic of Big 3 work for K3G?
Chandigarh, December 13
As the lavish Karan Johar project “Kabhie khushi Kabhi Gam” unfolds before public tomorrow, there is an obvious element of excitement in the air. 

 

COMMUNITY

New hope for Panchkula’s rural women
Panchkula, December 13
Women in the rural reaches of the district see a new awakening. They are no longer confined to the four walls of their house, but participate actively in decision-making process in their homes and in society as a whole. The realisation that they are not second grade citizens (after their male counterparts) has finally struck home.

Congress increases vote share in MC poll
Chandigarh, December 13
The BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal escaped losing second position to the Chandigarh Vikas Manch only by around 1 per cent getting 18.7 per cent votes and 17.16 per cent, respectively in the December 8 Municipal Corporation elections.

Mohali Club to open on Dec 24
SAS Nagar, December 13
A dream of a group of non-resident Indians to provide a world-class facilities at a club is finally taking shape an the first phase of the Mohali Club, coming up on 2.65 acre of land in Phase XI here, will be inaugurated on December 24.

Traders want end to paid parking
Chandigarh, December 13
The Sector-17 Traders’ Association today urged the Congress to honour its promise of removing paid parking from the heart of the city by reversing a resolution to this effect passed by a BJP-dominated Municipal Corporation.

 

CRIME

Four thefts reported
Chandigarh, December 13
Four thefts have been reported during the past 24 hours. Ms Seema Poswal, a resident of Sector 20, lodged an FIR that her Kinetic Honda scooter had been stolen. The scooter was parked outside Jat Bhavan in Sector 27, Mrs Bir Kangta, a local resident, told the police that her Luna Moped (CH-01-M-4157) was parked at the Sector 40 Sabji Mandi. It was stolen around 8.30 p.m. yesterday.

BUSINESS

Gourmet Mall opens
Chandigarh, December 13
Gourmet Mall, stated to be India’s largest restaurant, opened here today in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Constructed at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore, the restaurant is owned by former Union Minister of State, Mr Harmohan Dhawan.

Exhibition on ‘Chamba rumals’

 

EDUCATION

COBSE conference concludes
SAS Nagar, December 13
The three-day conference of the Council of Boards of School Education in India concluded with a resolve to strengthen the state boards and include traditional vocational education subjects in the curriculum.

Conference on fluid mechanics at PEC
Chandigarh, December 13
Stressing upon the importance of fluid mechanics and fluid power, UT Administrator, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), said it was helping science to grow. It helps in regulating the distribution of water as per varying requirements.


Students of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, twist and twirl during a dance item on the occasion of the annual function at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

SCHOOL FUNCTION
Tender symphony steals hearts
Chandigarh, December 13
A fairy tale setting, a trip through fantasy world where wishes came true at the drop of a hat and a selfish giant who played spoilsport in a beautiful garden. 

  • Fancy dress

  • Carol Singing

101 students get degrees
SAS Nagar, December 13
The Punjab Technical Minister, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, today said the Punjab Government, as a policy matter, was keen to encourage technical education in the state.

COURTS

HIGH COURT
Haryana order struck down
Chandigarh, December 13
Nearly 20 years after the Haryana Government issued a notification providing that the benefit of military service would be admissible only on first appointment, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed the same.

  • Sessions Judge’s order

  • Minimum wages

 

CULTURE


A scene from the play “Aaj Akhan Waris Shah Nu”
A scene from the play “Aaj Akhan Waris Shah Nu” which was presented at Pracheen Kala Kendra on Thursday.

Portraying pangs of Partition
Chandigarh, December 13
“Aaj Akhan Waris Shah nu”...touched the deepest core of heart. Based on the jist of three stories which draw inspiration from the pangs of Partition, the play was able to do justice to the pain those black days left behind. 

Kendra to honour four artistes
Chandigarh, December 13
The Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, will be honouring four eminent personalities in the field of art during its 29th annual convocation for the eastern region to be held at Kolkata on December 23.

Modelling time at Thursday Club
Chandigarh, December 13
It was a fashion show with a difference. Instead of reed-thin models sashaying down the ramp in skimpy attire, homely women enacted scenes from epics to display winter collection, including shawls, during a show organised by Thursday Ladies Club today.

Remix star enthrals audience
Chandigarh, December 13
Anupam Amod, alias Bobby’s, performance at Planet M came as a refreshing change as the singer with a powerful voice enthralled the music lovers with the remix of old Hindi hit numbers along with a few original songs from his first solo album “Tere Liye” here tonight.

S.P. BabutaYOUNG VOICE
A story of struggle and strife
F
OR this world is but a stage with a huge play on. Your role is defined, your dialogues are programmed. You can only improve your performance. So excel in the allotted role, smile and thank the Lord, come what may.

HEALTH

Conference on diabetes
Chandigarh, December 13
A four day national conference on diabetes— RSSDI-2001— is being organised at the PGI from December 14 to 17, 2001.

Dr O.N. Nagi rejoins as Dean
Chandigarh, December 13
Dr O.N. Nagi, Head, Department of Orthopaedics, PGI, joined his duties again as Dean, PGI, here today. 

DHS’s warning to traders
Chandigarh, December 13
The UT Director Health services has issued a warning to the traders in the city who deal with food articles to be careful and not refuse to give samples to food inspectors as in accordance with Section 16 of the PFA Act any person who refuses to give samples for testing to the food inspector was liable to prosecuted.

 

SPORTS

North Zone (IA & AD) cricket final today
Chandigarh, December 13
AG (Punjab) will take on AG (Haryana) in the final of the North Zone (IA and AD) Cricket Tournament to be played tomorrow at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8.

Golf Club poll: 5 Armymen on Sandhu’s panel
Chandigarh, December 13
The 11 member panel led by Mr Ravi Sandhu, who is one of the two presidential candidates for elections to the Golf Club here, comprises five armymen.

ADMINISTRATION

Panel for single-window clearance for IT park
Chandigarh, December 13
An Empowered Committee which will deal with single-window clearance for all aspects relating to the allotment of land in the upcoming IT park was formed today by the Chandigarh Administration.

Meeting of police officials
Panchkula, December 13
The district police convened a high-level meeting of senior officials to discuss the plan of action to be taken against those plying illegal taxis. 
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