Doris Mason comes home to New Glasgow on Saturday, March 6, toheadline a concert in celebration of International Women’s Day. The Pictou County Celebrating Women’s Committee and Nova ScotiaAdvisory Council on the Status of Women are producing theconcert, which will highlight local talents and celebrate theachievements and contributions of 12 Pictou County women. “The advisory council works with community organizations to helpadvance women’s issues,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Ministerresponsible for the advisory council. “It’s a pleasure to workwith these organizations whose mandate is to help women in need.” Performers at the concert will include the Carillon Singers,Cheryl Layes, North Nova Education Centre Senior Jazz Ensemble,the Williams Sisters, Linda Little, The East Boyz and EdnaPeppard with Fleur Mainville. “The concert is an important fundraising opportunity for thePictou County Women’s Centre and the Tearmann Society for AbusedWomen,” said Bernadette MacDonald, Pictou County Women’s Centre. Major concert sponsors are CBC, the advisory council, GlasgowSquare, Kimberly Clark, CUPE, The New Glasgow Evening News, CKECRadio, Advocate Printing and Via Rail. The event takes place at Glasgow Square Theatre, New Glasgow.Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Big Al’s on Trenton Road, New Glasgow,Dobson’s Stationery in Stellarton and the Women’s Centre, 35Riverside St., New Glasgow. International Women’s Day, March 8, is a time to reflect on andcelebrate women’s accomplishments. The United Nations officiallyrecognized the day in 1977, although its labour movement rootsare much older. Programs to mark and celebrate the day across the province can befound on the Advisory Council on the Status of Women website at,www.gov.ns.ca/staw .
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Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MLA of Dinhata in Cooch Behar Udayan Guha’s car was allegedly ransacked by miscreants owing allegiance to BJP on Sunday morning.The incident happened when Guha was going for some party-related work. Pieces of bricks were pelted indiscriminately while his car was travelling through Nayarhat area. According to sources, the TMC leader was bound for Rashmanta area for attending a party programme, when pieces of bricks were hurled at his vehicle by some miscreants and the front window of his vehicle was badly damaged as a result. Guha somehow managed to elude the attack and took shelter at the nearby Dinhata police station. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”This is a conspiracy on the part of BJP to kill me. They are desperate to thwart our attempts of uniting people against their constant attempts to create disturbance in the district and other parts of the state,” Guha said. State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim condemned the heckling of Guha and reiterated that law will take its own course regarding the incident. “One of their (BJP) MPs have won in Cooch Behar and they are trying to create disturbance. Our party believes in democracy and so we would never take law into our own hands,” he added. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTrinamool Congress leader Subrata Bakshi will go to Cooch Behar and speak with Guha to take stock of the situation in this connection. Meanwhile, BJP MP from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik denied BJP’s involvement in the incident and termed it as an instance of infighting within TMC. It may be mentioned that TMC had lost the Cooch Behar seat to Pramanik in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, by a margin of over 50,000 votes. The performance of the party in entire North Bengal has been far below expectations and party supremo Mamata Banerjee has brought in changes to the leadership in a number of districts in North Bengal. TMC district president of Cooch Behar Rabindranath Ghosh was also removed by Banerjee and Binay Krishna Barman was reinstated in his place. A number of TMC leaders and supporters in the district had expressed their grievances against Ghosh, prompting the leadership to take the strong stand.