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HT Punjab news digest: Daring robbery, a soldier’s funeral, Prez at LPU, and claims on drug war

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 2

punjab Updated: May 02, 2017 21:50 IST
HT Correspondents
School students pay respects to naib subedar Paramjit Singh during his cremation at Vein Poin village in Tarn Taran district.
School students pay respects to naib subedar Paramjit Singh during his cremation at Vein Poin village in Tarn Taran district.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Robbed in a minute, a cash van carrying Rs 1.33 crore
A meticulous plan executed in hardly a minute: A gang of six robbers looted Rs 1.33 crore from an Axis Bank cash van on the highway about 40km from Patiala on Tuesday morning, in a blink-and-miss heist. Read full report here

As soldier’s wife sees his headless body, grief gives way to anger
“I am proud of my father. I will also join the Indian Army,” Sahildeep said between sobs as he lit the pyre of his father, naib subedar Paramjit Singh, who was killed and beheaded by Pakistani intruders along the Line of Control in J&K. Read full report here

Akali leader’s father, brother shot dead in family feud in Ferozepur
Father and brother of an Akali Dal leader were shot dead while he sustained injuries over a family feud in Rukanshah Wala village near Ferozepur on Tuesday early morning. Read full report here

Pranab Mukherjee for reverse migration of students
In his address at the 8th convocation ceremony at Lovely Professional University, the President said many students go to countries such as Australia and New Zealand for higher studies. “I suggest let there be a reverse direction.” Read full report here

‘48% rise in OPD patients at govt de-addiction centres’: Punjab govt claims success in war on drugs
Punjab government on Tuesday lashed out at the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for “playing dirty politics over a grave issue like the drug menace”, accusing the erstwhile ruling party of misleading the people by spreading false information on the matter. Read full report here

70% HIV+ inmates in Kapurthala jail below age of 35
Majority of those found to be affected — 88 or roughly 70% of the total — are between 20 to 35 years of age. These numbers were revealed after screenings by the Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC). The jail at present has 2,900 inmates. Read full report here

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