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HT Punjab news digest: Train runs too fast, Captain’s ‘gift’ to Punjab cops, and Sikh population in Australia up by 75%

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 30.

punjab Updated: Jul 01, 2017 16:42 IST
HT Correspondents
Humsafar Express reached Jalandhar Cantt station at 8.40 am, an hour ahead of schedule, and left after a five-minute halt.
Humsafar Express reached Jalandhar Cantt station at 8.40 am, an hour ahead of schedule, and left after a five-minute halt.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal / HT Photo)

Humsafar Express runs too fast on debut, leaves 23 passengers chasing from Jalandhar to Ludhiana

You’ve most likely heard of trains being late. You may also have heard of people reaching late for their train. Here’s something rather rare. Read full story here

Captain di sarkar gifts Punjab cops leave on birthday, wedding anniversary

Did you know that Punjab police constables were not even ensured leave on their birthday and wedding anniversary? Now they will! Read full story here

Sculptor Jaswinder Singh wins prestigious Sohan Qadri fellowship

Legendary painter Sohan Qadri(1932- 2011) started his journey from Chachoki village near Phagwara and it is befitting that a fellowship in his name went to another village boy, who after obtaining his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art from Chandigarh chose to make his studio in his village in Punjab. Read full story here

The Sikh population in Australia has grown by 75 per cent in five years

It’s official. The population of Sikhs in Australia has grown by 75% in five years, according to the census 2016 data released by the Australian government over this week. Read full story here

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences releases all-India merit list of NEET-2017

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Thursday released the much-awaited all-India merit list of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-2017. Read full story here

Watch | Thief destroys 7 CCTV cameras, steals Rs 9 lakh from Sai Temple in Chandigarh

A thief broke seven closed-circuit TV cameras installed at the Sai Baba Temple in Sector 29 here and stole Rs 9 lakh from one of the cash boxes in a pre-dawn crime on Friday, police said. Read full story here

Photo feature: Museums in Chandigarh you can explore this monsoon

Don’t let rains drive you indoors, step out and explore the museums in Chandigarh with an eclectic mix of artefacts ranging from ancient Gandhara sculptures and Pahari paintings to Le Corbusier’s designs, Nathuram Godse’s handcuffs and Dutch dolls. For photos click here

Rape victim ‘gangraped’ by husband, brothers-in-law in Ludhiana

A woman, who was raped last year, again alleged that she was gangraped by her husband and his two brothers in a factory. Read full story here

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