Protest march: A large people belonging to the Jain community, led by S.S.Jain Mahasabha (Northern India) president Rakesh Jain and a few others, took out a protest march in the main bazars of the city on Monday. They were protesting against the municipal corporation for razing the boundary wall of a plot owned by the sabha. Later, they presented a memorandum to deputy commissioner D.K. Tiwari, who directed the SDM to probe into the matter.
Fake notes seized: The Patti police seized fake currency worth Rs 40,000 from Sukhmander Singh of Kothe Wining at a naka here on Monday. The police said 80 fake notes of Rs 500 denomination were seized from the accused. A case has been registered.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected as office bearers of the All India Human Rights Mission, Chandigarh: chairman - V.P. Bharti; president - Ashok Kumar; senior vice presidents - Ajay Verma and Vinay Harjari; vice presidents -Sanjeev, Harender Singh, Vinay Kaushal and Babita; general secretary - Harbans Oberoi; legal advisor - Vipin Kaushal and secretary - Adarsh Batra.
AWARDS: The Saboo Business Group, known by its group company KDDL, India’s leading manufacturer of watch dials, felicitated outstanding company performers at the Eighth Company Chairman’s Awards for Excellence 2006-07 at Taj on Friday. Chairman’s Awards for Best Ethos Store-ECR2, Mumbai, besides a number of individual awards.
DONATION: The Lions Club Nightingale, Chandigarh donated wheel chairs, artificial limbs, hearing aids and sewing machines for the disabled and poor and needies while the new team of the club installed here yesterday. The new team installed at a function at Piccadily Hotel include Simrat Josan and Anita Mahajan the president and secretary of the club respectively. Sublash Bansal was installed as treasurer.
Results: Neevia, Nikhil and Gita bagged the first, second and third positions, respectively, in a debate contest in the junior category at Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, near here, on Monday. In the senior category, Neha Sharma, Meena and Paramjit Kaur got the first, second and third prize, respectively.
Stray cattle: Stray cattle are becoming a nuisance here. A stray bull attacked and injured 80-year-old Fazali Begam in the Raura sector on Sunday evening as she was crossing the road. Senior citizens have resented government indifference towards the menace of stray cattle that roam around in hundreds in the town.
Welcomed: The state INTUC has hailed Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s announcement that all daily wagers with eight years of service would be regularised. State INTUC general secretary Bhagat Singh Verma urged the Chief Minister to extend this decision to all semi-government organisations and boards and corporations. Verma pleaded that all applications for jobs on compassionate grounds should be ordered to be disposed of within one month.