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HT Punjab news digest: Capt’s ‘Sasti Roti’, 7 killed in road mishap, and watching Lahoriye in times of hatred

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for May 21

punjab Updated: May 21, 2017 21:20 IST
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People having food at Saddi Rasoi near Civil Hospital in Ludhiana.
People having food at Saddi Rasoi near Civil Hospital in Ludhiana.(Gurminder Singh /HT)

Captain’s community kitchens: Serving the hungry, homeless & working class

Capt Amarinder Singh government has come up with its own community kitchens, named as ‘Sasti Roti’ in party’s poll manifesto, to provide subsidised food to the poor. Being run by District Red Cross Societies, these community kitchens have started serving meals in some districts, catering to hundreds of people. And, they all have different names, menus and operating models. Read More

Man kills wife by slitting her throat in Patiala village

A 27-year-old woman was killed by her husband at Tohra village of the district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Saiyani Begum, who was married to the accused Suraj Khan two years ago. Read More

Seven killed, 9 injured in road mishap in Amritsar

Seven persons including two women were killed and 9 others were injured including four children after an SUV collided with a three-wheeler and car at Umranangal chowk in Beas, 35 km from Amritsar. Read More

Watch | Man commits suicide after making video, blames immigration firm

Blaming an immigration firm of fraud, 29-year-old Naveen Kumar Teji of Guru Nanak Pura West committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The victim committed suicide after preparing a 18-minute video on his phone. Read More

For addicts in Chandigarh, free needles programme instrumental in quitting drugs

It all started with a shot of Avil (drug) at the age of 22 and that one ‘kick’ took away 20 years of his life. From taking opioids and synthetic drugs ten times a day to injecting needles thrice daily, Ranjeet Singh’s life was nothing less than hell. An auto-rickshaw driver from Chandigarh, his addiction started taking a toll on his health and financial constraints made it difficult for him to cater to his daily cravings. So, he chose to quit. Read More

Watching Lahoriye in times of hatred: Two Punjabs and an India-Pak romance

How are you supposed to feel when a hall full of people applauds every dialogue about how the two Punjabs — one in India, the other across a barbed wire, in Pakistan — are essentially the same? Are you supposed to whistle too? It’s not such an existential question unless you consider that we live in an age of love measured by hatred. Read More

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