|Tuesday, March 7, 2000,
ARRESTED: Mohan Lal, a resident of Noorewala was arrested from the model town extension area and 420 grams of opium was seized from his possession.
PRESS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Press Club: president Mr Ram Gopal Sofat; vice-president Mr S.P. Singh Sethi; general secretary Mr Gurinder Grewal; and treasurer Mr S.P. Kalra.
REST HOUSE: The Tourist Rest House at the Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminus has been converted into a dumping area, alleges Mr Narinder Singh International, a tourism promoter in the city. According to him, the centre, which is part of the Tourist Information centre on the first floor of the ISBT building, has been in a shambles for the past more than one year. He has urged the Administration to revive the Tourist Rest House by providing basic facilities there after clearing the place of all condemned articles and material.
BAR PANEL: Following the withdrawal of candidature by Ms Anita Ahuja and Mr H. C. Gupta, a direct contest between Mr N. K. Nanda and Mr Amar Singh Chahal is likely for the post of the District Court Bar Association President. The elections are slated for March 10.
SECRET BALLOT: Criticising the alleged conduct of certain counsel for the Government of India, the Central Administrative Tribunal Bar Association, at a general body meeting, on Monday decided to hold secret ballot for deciding the question of their membership. The association alleged that the counsel had been appearing in the Court during the strike being observed at the all-India level against the proposed amendments in the Civil Procedure Code and the Advocates Act.
PAINTINGS: Paintings, graphics and murals by 12 city-based artists are on display till March 18 at Kidars Gallery, inaugurated in Sector 7 on Monday. According to a press release, the artists include Bheem Malhotra, Malkit Singh, Viren Tanwar, Vinay Vadhera, Satwant Singh, Balwinder, Shalindera Singh, Ishwar Dayal, Prem Singh, Navpreet Kaur, Nirmal Prakash and Raj K. Jain.
LITERATURE: A four-day workshop on the evaluation of literature at the postgraduate level in collaboration with the British Council began on Monday in the English auditorium. Prof Alan Durant, English programme officer, British High Commission, led the workshop. Dr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, inaugurated the workshop.
WOMEN'S DAY: The lady wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal will organise a one-day women conference at Government Art Gallery, Sector 10, on March 8 to mark International Womens Day.
DONATED: The State Bank
of India, Service Branch, Sector 17 donated books and
stationery for the ensuing academic session to poor
children of Blue Bird Model School, Sector 16, under its
community services (non-banking activities). Earlier, it
had donated school dress sweaters to these poor children.
BAR ASSOCIATION: The District Bar Association here has decided to abstain from work on Tuesday in protest against the lathi charge on advocates in Delhi a few days ago. At a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr S.K. Sharma, it was resolved that no lawyer will attend the court. A copy of the resolution was also forwarded to the District and Sessions Judge, Ambala.
ELECTED: As many as seven members have been elected to the local zila parishad. According to official sources, 42 sarpanches, 262 panches, besides 254 from Gohana, 362 from Ganaur, 301 from Rai, 266 from Mundlana and 339 from Kharkhauda blocks have also been elected unopposed.
FLOWER SHOW: Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, gave away prizes to the winners at a flower show organised here on Sunday. The winners included Atlas Cycle Industries.
BODY RECOVERED: The body of an unidentified youth (22) was found lying between the railway lines and Sandal village, 5 km from here on Sunday.
SUICIDE: Dilbagh (22) committed suicide by allegedly taking insecticide tablets at his house at Bhatgaon village, 15 km from here, on Sunday.
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