Malwa leaders demand opening of Hussainiwala

Saturday, 14/04/2012

The Congress leaders hailing from the Malwa region have asked the UPA Government to work towards re-opening the Hussainiwala-Kasur border for trade with Pakistan and other central Asian countries. The step, said he, would boost the area economy.

Senior Congress leader and Guruharsahai MLA Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said Ferozepur district once was a trade hub. However, the Partition and subsequent closure of the border post-1971 India-Pakistan war sounded death knell for commercial activities in the region. “Not only this, the district was divided time and again, which further proved catastrophic for the local traders. They have been clamouring for opening the border for the last 40 years,” he said. He also lauded the UPA Government’s efforts for boosting the bilateral trade with Pakistan and commissioning of the Integrated Check Post. — OC

Deploy central forces for panchayat poll: SAD (A)

On the occasion of Baisakhi festival, SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann said his party would demand the deployment of central forces during the ensuing panchayat elections in Punjab as the state government and the Punjab Police were "incapable" of organising free and fair elections. He said they would also not allow "distribution of money and liquor" in the panchayat elections. The SAD (A) also passed 11 resolutions, including the demand for a CBI inquiry into the murder of Shaheed Jaspal Singh, opening of Hussainiwala and Suleman (Ferozepur) borders and the release of the Sikh leaders detained "illegally".

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Jaitley in ‘rape’ remark row

Saturday, 23/08/2014

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday at the centre of a row over his “small rape incident” remark with attack being mounted on him from various quarters even as he said he had not referred to any particular case and that he had no intention of trivialising any crime.



Sham marriages - Centre mulls tougher law to nail accused NRIs

Monday, 01/09/2014

Chandigarh : With the process of extraditing a wanted criminal or repatriating an illegal immigrant to his home country taking decades and limited to hardened criminals, the Centre is trying to find means to shorten the process besides bringing NRIs accused of fraudulent or sham marriages under its purview.