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HT Punjab news digest: Captain’s Delhi bungalow, caste reality, and Amritsar’s daggers vs China

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from Punjab and the neighbouring northern region for June 2.

punjab Updated: Jun 02, 2017 21:31 IST
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A boy at a shop shows the Chinese daggers in elaborately designed covers near Golden Temple, Amritsar.
A boy at a shop shows the Chinese daggers in elaborately designed covers near Golden Temple, Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asked to vacate his bungalow in Delhi

A Delhi court on Friday asked Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh to vacate his Janpath Road bungalow, which was allocated to him when he was a Lok Sabha MP. Read full story here

After Jat Sikh kills self upon discovering wife is Dalit, his brother refuses to marry her

Nearly a week after an upper caste Jat Sikh farmer committed suicide on discovering that his bride’s mother was a Dalit, his younger brother threatened to take the extreme step too if the widow is married to him or any cousin living in their native Khai village of this district. Read full story here

Govt will make sure ‘B.Ed. shops’ are shut: HRD minister Prakash Javadekar

Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that his ministry would not allow “shops being run in the name of B.Ed. colleges” in several parts of the country. Read full story here

HT Special: Amritsar’s kirpan industry losing its cutting edge to Chinese daggers

Once a flourishing business and a reliable source of income for hundreds of skilled workers, Amritsar’s kirpan-making industry is gradually losing its cutting edge. The onslaught of machine-made Chinese daggers has dealt a blow to the industry, leading to the closure of several small-scale units in the past two decades. Read full story here

Shimla-born soldier Nain Singh Sailani’s centenary commemorated in Perth

His records show that he worked as a “labourer” before joining the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on February 7, 1916. Shimla-born Nain Singh was 43 when he was assigned as a soldier to the 44th Infantry Battalion of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac). He sailed from Fremantle on June 6, 1916, disembarking at Plymouth in England a month and a half later on July 21. Read full story here

Another Jalandhar family seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help to get son back from Jordan

After Sukhwant Kaur of Nurmahal, who has sold, made a slave and tortured in Saudi Arabia for five months, came back to her native place with the help of ministry of external affairs, another case of a family having their son ‘trapped’ in a foreign land has come to fore. Read full story here

UPSC exam: Meet tomorrow’s bureaucrats who have done the region proud

Besides Anmol Sher Singh of Amritsar, who bagged 2nd rank in the civil services examinations, and Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat of Kashmir (10th) and Kurukshetra’s Tejasvi Rana (12th), there are other candidates from the region who have cracked the prestigious exam as well. HT profiles 7 such future bureaucrats. Read full story here