The elders living alone in the city can call the police in case
of medical emergency and the cops will provide them ambulance
van. The police today announced this New Year gift during
meetings held with senior citizens in all three police
subdivisions in the city.
Vijay Pal Singh, DSP, (centre) at a function of senior citizens at Moli Complex in
Chandigarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Despite a massive operation launched by the Chandigarh Police, several
accidents involving late night revellers were reported to the police
from different parts of the city.
Monkey Business: From the sweat of his "ancestral" friends' brow, a performer continues to earn his bread in City Beautiful on Friday. The photo of two primates in fetters was taken by The Tribune lensman Vinay Malik.
The quickest way to send New Year greetings through SMS, proved not so
fast after all. In spite of the claims made by cellphone companies
about the enhancement of capacity to deal with the peak rush on the
New Year, the mobile networks remained clogged.
start to New Year
With the New Year celebrations extending even today, the city
residents welcomed 2006 in various ways. While many took the
initiative of getting on to bicycles for a healthy start to the year
others exchanged flowers and greetings. For a group of 40 bicycle
lovers, the New Year meant a cycle trip to beautiful nooks and corners
of the City Beautiful.
council donates blood
The office-bearers of the Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council (regd)
donated blood at the blood bank here today on the occasion of New
relents, hailstorm warning for Punjab
The cold wave which gripped the North West region, finally subsided on
the first day of the New Year as temperature dipped, at most places in
Punjab and Haryana.
develop industrial areas
Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) hopes to finally develop
its industrial areas by introducing the new Estate Management
Procedure. The procedure has been recently approved by HUDA in its
meeting held on December 29.
“Panj piyaras” take part in a nagar kirtan at Maloya village on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
seek separate pay panel for armed forces
In view of the vast difference between the service conditions of
civilian government employees and the uniformed personnel,
ex-servicemen have reiterated their demand for a separate pay
commission for the armed forces.
marks nagar kirtan
Hundreds of devotees from the town and villages participated in a
nagar kirtan organised today in various parts of the town. The kirtan
was organised before the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. It
started from the Nadda Sahib gurdwara and went across various parts of
the town. Almost 100 trucks and trolleys carrying devotees moved
around the town.
PWD Act, demand disabled
Members of the National Handicapped Welfare Council today
organised a meeting to express resentment against the
non-implementation of the PWD Act.
From right to left: Ajit Salani, Sham Sunder Shukla and Ajay Sharma address mediapersons at a press conference organised by the National Handicapped Welfare Council in Chandigarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph
against LPG shortage
Resident Welfare Association, Dadu Majra, today staged a protest
in front of Pranam gas agency, Sector 38 West, against the
shortage of LPG cylinders. The residents stated that the LPG
cylinders were not being delivered at their residence in time.
They were also not being allowed to collect them from godown.
|Residents of southern sectors waiting for LPG cylinders outside a gas agency at Sector 38 (west) on Sunday.
—Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
absorb 1,200 J-K youths in TA battalions
The Army will recruit 1,200 unemployed youths from Jammu and Kashmir
in the Territorial Army (TA). They will be absorbed into regular TA
battalions as well as the newly raised Home and Hearth battalions.
Deputy Director of IB dead
The Intelligence community lost a stalwart when Mr H.S. Virk, former
Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), died last night. He
was 78. He headed IB’s operations in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh and Chandigarh from 1980-87, the most crucial period in the
history of Punjab when militancy was at its peak.