R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Traders say process at ICP tedious
: At least 200 trucks loaded with tomatoes, soyabean, cotton and chemicals cross the Attari-Wagah border everyday. But a section of traders feel that the lengthy process at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) and the lack of matching infrastructure on the Pakistani side are an impediment to further growth of the trade. The "cumbersome" procedure, the traders say, is restricting exports. Exporters complain that they now had to deal with different agencies like the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) as well as the BSF for necessary clearance. 

Overseas Congress:
The Indian Overseas Congress, New Zealand, has appointed Taranbir Singh Lally as its Spokesman for India. Disclosing this here, IOC New Zealand President Harminder Partap Singh Cheema said Lally would work to promote ties between New Zealand and India as well as help Punjabis settled in New Zealand in case they faced any problems in India and Punjab. 

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir BadalJalandhar
Sukhbir: Will look into Henry case:
Problems for Congress leader Avtar Henry, who lost his Indian citizenship recently, seem to be multiplying with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, who holds the Home portfolio, saying that he would look into the matter. "I have not yet received the file with orders by the Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division) to cease his Indian citizenship. But the issue will be looked into," he said. 

World Animal Day: The Punjab Government has decided to close down all slaughter houses in the state on October 4 which is World Animal Day. The Director, Local Government, has issued an order in this regrad to all Deputy Commissioners, commissioners of municipal corporations and executive officers of municipal councils and nagar panchayats.



Bail jumpers held
: The police has nabbed three bail jumpers after carrying out raids at their hideouts. SHO of the Sadar Police Station Vijay Dahiya said, “The trio was released from the jail on bail, but they did not appear before court on next hearing. Hence, the court issued their arrest warrants.” He said they were produced before the court on Sunday, which sent them to jail again.

One held:
The police has arrested Vinod Kumar and Ram Pal, both local residents, for allegedly keeping and selling fireworks without permission. DSP (City) Nirmal Singh said the fireworks had been seized during raids conducted on their shops near the Salarpur road here on Saturday.


Coordinators appointed:
Virbhadra Singh has appointed Dharam Pal Thakur coordinator for the state unit of the National Students Union of India. He has also appointed Ved Prakash Sharma coordinator for the state Youth Congress. They will assist newly appointed in charge of the two frontal organisations Harsh Mahajan. — TNS

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Classified Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |