Ludhiana, October 12
Complaints have started pouring in about the fewer number of notes in the wads. Even some wads have been found to be containing ‘half’ notes only which cannot be noticed even while counting.
Mr Pramod Kumar, a local lawyer, learnt it a hard way. Yesterday when he withdrew Rs 10,000 from a bank, he counted it properly. However, he did not check the notes. But when he loosened the wad, he found that three notes in the wad were only ‘half notes’. The half notes had intelligently been tucked with the notes inside. Nobody would notice them as the wads are sealed will cellular tape midway. Only when the bundle is opened one can notice these half notes.
‘Half’ notes found from a bundle of Rs 10,000. — A Tribune photograph
Reservations about servants’ registration
Ludhiana, October 12
A large number of people have expressed their reservations against the district administration order to get their servants registered with the police. A cross section of people told The Tribune that it was practically not possible. A businessman pointed out that even when somebody registered a servant’s name with the police, what did the police do in case something wrong happened.
BJP leaders’ arrest a ‘political stunt’
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 12
Mr Ram Niwas Jain, president of the BJP Amloh Mandal, has alleged in a press note that the arrest of Mr Hansraj Nakra and Mr Satpal Sareen was a conspiracy of the Chief Minister.
Tributes paid to Bhagat Singh
Machhiwara, October 12
Tributes were paid to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 97th birth anniversary by the local Nau Jawan Sudhar Sabha. A natak samagam and ‘mashal’ march was organised last evening to pay homage to Bhagat Singh.
Pak team visits grain market
Khanna, October 12
A three-member delegation of Pakistan visited the biggest grain market of Asia here today. The delegation included the Special Secretary, Agricultural Marketing, Punjab, Mr Mohammad
Yousaf, Additional Secretary (Agriculture Marketing), Mr Syed Niwaj, and the Director Marketing, Mr Rafiqueul Rehman. They were escorted by Mr S.S. Randhawa, Deputy General Manager, Mandi Board, Punjab.