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HT Punjab news digest: From fields on fire, state ‘in maximum danger’, to Richa’s many moods

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for April 25.

punjab Updated: Apr 25, 2017 21:10 IST
HT Correspondents
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Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for April 25.

Fields on fire: As farmers count losses, PSPCL says wheat over only 259 acres damaged
Farmers, however, differ with the PSPCL figure with reports of fire in fields coming from different parts of the state every day. “The PSPCL is hiding facts,” said Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Balbir Singh Rajewal, adding that loss was much more and the power corporation was underplaying to figures to save its skin. Read full story here

Medical college crisis: Bank takes ‘symbolic’ control of Gian Sagar institute, land, equipment
A day after the Punjab government set in motion the process to shut down Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, by issuing a show-cause notice for withdrawal of all permissions, the management got into trouble with a bank too. Punjab National Bank (PNB) issued a public notice that said it has taken symbolic possession of the college property since the trust running the college failed to repay a loan of Rs 45 crore. Read full story here

Is Chandigarh going to the dogs? City divided on culling, sterilisation
Living in fear with 9,834 cases of dog bite in a year, the residents are divided on how to tackle the problem. While some favour culling, others suggest a sterilisation drive. Read full report here

‘Nothing has changed in Punjab... only that AK-47 has been replaced by drugs’
“Punjab is precariously teetering on the edge of a precipice.” PPS Gill, a veteran journalist, sounded this note of caution at the launch of his second book. Agreeing with Gill, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal made an impassioned plea for reviving the state, which he said was in its “hour of maximum danger”. Read full story here

In pictures | Many moods of Richa Chadda at short film screening | click to see

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