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HT Punjab news digest: Christians protest in Jalandhar, 100 days of Cong govt, and hi-tech lights at Golden Temple

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 25.

punjab Updated: Jun 25, 2017 21:33 IST
HT Correspondents
The protest near Khambra in the evening turned violent when a Punjab Roadways bus was pelted with stones by Christian community members; passengers and staff had managed to get off it.
The protest near Khambra in the evening turned violent when a Punjab Roadways bus was pelted with stones by Christian community members; passengers and staff had managed to get off it.(HT Photo)

Christians hold protest over abusive remarks in viral WhatApp video

After a video showing a man making derogatory remarks about Jesus Christ went viral on WhatsApp, members of the Christian community held protest at two places, one of which saw blockading of the Jalandhar-Nakodar road for two hours, damage to a bus, and burning tyres of tyres. Read full story here

100 days of Congress govt in Punjab: Sand and fury eclipse Captain’s big moves

Back in power after 10 years, the Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government began with a bang, taking 120-odd decisions in its first meeting to announce governance reforms and implement populist promises from the poll manifesto. Read full story here

New lights are on! Golden Temple hi-tech illumination project nears completion

The high-technology illumination project for the Golden Temple complex is set for completion in another month, but some of it is already operational, bedazzling visitors. Read full story here

Poll promises of Congress govt in Punjab: So far, half good

The poll manifesto of the Congress was like a goodie bag. It had a promise for every section of voters: debt waiver for farmers, wiping out scourge of drugs in four weeks, 50 lakh smartphones for youth, one job per family, 33% reservation in jobs for women, free plots for scheduled castes and hike in the amount of pensions and welfare schemes. Read full story here

100 days of Congress govt in Punjab: Captain’s lieutenants who now call the shots

Capt Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the Punjab chief minister on March 16, but he had already started picking up trusted lieutenants for his office. Read full story here

Journalism in India is in crisis, says senior journalist Pankaj Pachauri

Senior journalist Pankaj Pachauri said that journalism in India is in a state of crisis, with the wall between marketing and editorial crumbling by the day, and those associated with marketing taking over as editors. He was speaking at the Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday.Read full story here

Pakistan grants visa to 300 Sikh pilgrims

The Pakistan embassy has issued visas to 300 Sikh pilgrims on the request of different Sikh organisations including International Bhai Mardana Yadgari Kirtan Darbar Society. Read full story here

Will Sukhbir Badal take back defamation case against Kejriwal, asks Congress

A day after the Punjab budget session ended on Friday, the war of words continued between ruling Congress and the Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Read full story here

In pics: A glimpse inside carpet weaving factory in Jammu.For photos click here

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