|Saturday, March 11, 2000,
GIRL MISSING: The police has arrested Janu Sood of the Local Model Town locality in connection with the disappearance of Harpreet Kaur (14) a minor girl of Model Town who is missing since March 4. The police has registered a case against Janu Sood, his mother and sister Pooja on the charge of abducting Harpreet Kaur.
ADVOCATES STRIKE WORK: Local advocates suspended their work in courts here on Thursday in view of a call given by the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association. An emergency meeting of the Bar Association was held under the Presidentship of Mr Anil Kaushal. It was decided to continue the strike till March 13.
IMA CONFERENCE: A Punjab IMA conference will be held on May 7 at Trident Complex at Barnala. Dr Raman Aggarwal, honorary secretary, IMA College of General Practitioners said on Thursday said that 600 doctors will participate in it. Experts will deliver lectures on the latest trends in the treatment of diseases.
M.COM CLASSES: Kamla Nehru College for Women has earned the distinction of being the first women college in this region to have been granted the permission to start post-graduation classes in commerce. Dr Harbhajan Singh Soch, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar said on Thursday that M Com classes will commence from this academic session.
BOYCOTT DECISION: The Anjuman Dawtey Islamia Committee on Friday decided to boycott films starring Shabana Azmi in view of her welcome accorded to Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen. It also urged the government not to allow her to visit India as her visit "hurt the feeling" of Muslims.
ISKCON SWAMI ARRIVES: The Governing Body Commissioner (GBC) of ISKCON, Swami Bhaktimarga, arrived here from Canada on Thursday at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B and participated in a sankirtan programme, organised by the local unit of ISKCON. The Swami has walked across Canada, chanting Hare Krishna mahamantra.
MOHALI INDUSTRIES: The Mohali Industries Association will organise a Vendor Development Programme in MIA Bhavan of Industrial Area VII in SAS Nagar on March 10. A press note issued by the association here on Thursday said the participants would be told, among other things, about quality requirement and vendor rating and financial assistance schemes launched by SIDBI. Mr AD John, Director (Supplies), DGS and D, New Delhi; Mr T.S. Sandhu, Director (quality assurance), DGS and D, SAS Nagar; Mr Sudhir Soni, Branch Manager of the NSIC, Ludhiana; and Mr Vidya Sagar, General Manager of SIDBI, will give presentations on the occasion.
ANANDGARH ISSUE: The Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee will organise a rally Parade Ground in Sector 17 here, on Tuesday. A press note issued by Mr J.S. Dhaliwal, General Secretary of the committee, said residents of the 28 villages to be included in the proposed city and leaders of various organisations would participate in the rally.
SIX ELECTED UNUPPOSED: Six panches of Bakshiwala village Panchayat have been elected unopposed out of the 8 seats in all. According to the Returning Officer, Mr Om Parkash Sethi, these include Mr Dewan Chand (Ward No. 4), Mr Sadhu Ram (Ward No. 2), Ms Amro (Ward No. 3), Mr Ramnath (Ward No. 5), Mr Ramesh (Ward No. 6) and Ms Chuni (Ward No. 7). Meanwhile, for the 18 seats of the Panchayat Samiti, 44 candidates have been left in the fray. In all, 69 candidates had filed their nomination papers, out of which, those of 10 candidates were rejected and 15 candidates took back their papers, said the Returning Officer. However, one candidate, Mr Harichander, was elected unopposed and elections to the remaining 17 seats will be held as scheduled.
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