|Thursday, February 24, 2000,
Competitions held: Competitions in elocution, poetry, recitation and quiz were organised by the English Literary Society of Mata Gujri College, here on Wednesday. Mr G.S. Walia, principal of the college, presided.
Ban orders: Mr S.K. Sandhu, District Magistrate, has enforced Section 144, CrPC, by banning all types of movements from the international border to the fencing and from there to 500 metres towards the Indian side from 9 pm to 5 a.m. daily till April 16. The order will not be enforceable on GT Road running from the barrier at the border to Gurdaspur.
Ban sought: Some shopkeepers in Town Road, Kharar, in a memorandum given to the SDM on Wednesday, demanded that Town Road be closed to heavy vehicles. Because of these vehicles, the flow of traffic on this road was badly affected, they added. Thousands of students crossed through this road daily and there was always an apprehension of a mishap, they said.
Lecture: A lecture on "Role of Induced Resistance in Agriculture" was delivered by the Indian Society of Plant Pathologists and Department of Plant Pathology, Punjab Agricultural University, on Tuesday.
Dosanjh: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the MP from Patiala, Ms Parneet Kaur, congratulated the new Premier of British Columbia, Mr Ujjal Dosanjh, on Wednesday. In a message to Mr Dosanjh and his wife, Ms Raminder Kaur, Capt. Amarinder Singh said he had done Indians, particularly Punjabis, proud and wished him success in all endeavours.
Mittal is Director: Prof K.C. Mittal joined as Director of Bhai Gurdas College of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, on Wednesday. Before joining this institute, he was teaching at Punjab School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. He did MBA from International Institute of Management, H.P. University, Shimla, in 1977.
Party worker succumbed: A senior worker of a political party Barkha Ram of Mulana constituency, died in the PGI, Chandigarh, on Tuesday night. He was shifted to the PGI after a clash between workers of the Congress and the INLD, following a dispute over the casting of a vote by an old woman in Beeta village on Tuesday evening, just before the closing of the polling. Six persons of both groups also sustained injuries in this clash and were admitted to Mulana hospital. Since the clash occurred outside the polling booth, the polling process was not disturbed. According to the police report, sharp weapons were used in the scuffle. The police has registered a case against six persons.
Stabbed to death: Tek
Chand, a village sarpanch and a Congress activist, was
stabbed to death by five persons here on Tuesday, the
Free travel: The Himachal Pradesh Private Bus Operators Union has stated that all private buses in the state will provide travel fee of cost to all journalists in the state, who will carry identity cards issued to them by the Himachal Pradesh Journalists Federation. This was stated by union president Rajesh Sood here on Tuesday.
Reservation: The District Magistrate, Mr Rakesh Kaushal, said here on Tuesday that the delimitation and reservation process in the Nahan, Paonta and Rajgarh municipal areas was over. He said wards had been reserved for different categories.
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