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HT Punjab news digest: 93,000 trucks off roads, HS Phoolka quits as leader of Oppn, and Badal hits back at Capt

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 9.

punjab Updated: Jul 10, 2017 21:27 IST
HT Correspondents
Members of All Punjab Truck Operators’ Union hold a ‘chakka jam’ in Patiala to protest against the Punjab government’s move to disband truck unions on Sunday.
Members of All Punjab Truck Operators’ Union hold a ‘chakka jam’ in Patiala to protest against the Punjab government’s move to disband truck unions on Sunday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT photo)

93,000 trucks stay off roads, demand roll back of Punjab govt’s move to disband unions

Over 90,000 trucks remained off road on Sunday against the state government’s decision to disband truck unions. Truck operators have been protesting against the decision of the Punjab cabinet to approve the Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelisation Rules), 2017, which bars goods carriage operators from forming cartels or unions. Read full story here

HS Phoolka to quit as leader of opposition in Punjab to fight riots cases

Aam Aadmi leader and renowned advocate Harvinder Singh (HS) Phoolka has decided to quit as the leader of opposition in Punjab to continue fighting cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims in various courts of Delhi. Read full story here

Rakhi Sawant cites leg injury, Punjab Police for missing court hearing

A day after a Ludhiana court issued fresh non-bailable warrants against controversial actress Rakhi Sawant on Friday in a case of hurting religious sentiments, she held a press conference in a city hotel on Saturday late night. Read full story here

Iraqi city freed from ISIS: Kin of Punjabis stuck in Mosul want Centre to evacuate them soon

With the Iraqi forces freeing Mosul from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a glimmer of hope has emerged for the families from Punjab and elsewhere who are waiting for the return of 39 youths the terror group kidnapped in June 2014. Read full story here

Badal hits back, says Capt trying to divert attention from govt’s failures

Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday described his successor Capt Amarinder Singh’s allegations against him on the Behbal Kalan police firing as an “attempt to divert attention from his government’s total failure to deliver on poll promises”. Read full story here

Punjab drug menace grips women: Homemakers to nurses struggle to kick habit

She used to help patients as a nurse. Now Madhu from Ludhiana is under treatment at the drug de-addiction centre of Max Hospital in Bathinda, the state’s first private hospital to open one. Read full story here

Young entrepreneurs write new chapter in Mohali’s growth story

When Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) alumnus, started his own venture, he was looking for an affordable infrastructure and access to venture capitalists. Read full story here

It’s an emergency: Police helpline ‘100’ needs help in Punjab

The technology firm that managed police helpline ‘100’ in Punjab has left after two years of non-payment, and a new annual maintenance contract (AMC) has not been signed. So, if you’re looking for help, don’t expect too much from ‘100’. Read full story here

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