Cong expels 5 rebels
CHANDIGARH: The state Congress president,Amarinder Singh has expelled Deepinder Singh Dhillon from Dera Bassi,Inderjeet Qasabad from Sahnewal,Hans Raj Josan from Jalalabad,Naresh Puri from Sujanpur and Rajneesh Kumar Babbi from Mukerian from the primary membership of the Congress for contesting against party candidates. Punjab polls: JK increases security in border areas Jammu: Ahead of the Assembly polls in neighbouring Punjab,Jammu and Kashmir has beefed-up security in the border areas to prevent movement of anti-social elements in the state. The state police has set up checkpoints along the border with Punjab and elaborate security arrangements have been made to take care of possible movement of criminals and anti-social elements into Jammu and Kashmir,Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda told reporters here. Punjab,which is going to polls on January 30,shares borders with Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua district.
Serving the poor Congress dharma
Jaito: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday said serving the poor was the partys dharma and its government at the Centre brought in the Food Security Bill in keeping with that spirit. Claiming that the party was serving the poor right since Independence,Amarinder at a rally here said the Food Security Bill brought in Parliament will enable the poor across the country to get aata (wheat flour) for Re 1 per kg. Expressing grave concern over suicide by farmers after failing to get remunerative returns for their produce,he asked Akalis,particularly Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal as to what he had done for them. He alleged the farmers were feeling so distressed and upset that quite a number of them had committed suicide after having failed to repay their loans or feed their families.