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HT Punjab news digest: Iraq survivor’s story, police nab Gopi gangster, and Capt-Modi bonhomie

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 12.

punjab Updated: Jul 12, 2017 21:23 IST
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A picture taken on July 9, 2017, shows smoke billowing following an airstrike by US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul.
A picture taken on July 9, 2017, shows smoke billowing following an airstrike by US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul.(AFP PHOTO)

‘They are dead’: Amid hope for 39 Indians in Iraq, survivor sticks to story

Even as hope returned to families of the 39 abducted Indians after terror group Islamic State (IS) was ousted from stronghold Mosul by government forces in war-torn Iraq, the lone returning survivor has stuck to his claim that they are dead. Read full story here

Punjab Police nab dreaded gangster after encounter in Ferozepur

A gangster, wanted in over two dozen cases of murder and robbery, was arrested after an exchange of gunfire in a village here, police said on Wednesday. Read full story here

From SYL to GST, the new Capt Amarinder-Narendra Modi bonhomie

In politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies, just permanent interests. The Congress is already at unease with its Bihar ally, chief minister Nitish Kumar, cosying up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read full story here

Dera killing: 2 months on, Barnala police fail to arrest all accused

The sensational dera shootout case, in which two men were shot dead allegedly by another group of dera men on May 12, is still hanging fire as the Barnala police are yet to arrest all nine accused as four of them are still absconding. Read full story here

Shimla’s missing antique bell: 7 years on, CBI conducts narco test

Seven years after an antique bell gifted to Lord Irwin was stolen from Shimla’s majestic Viceregal lodge, the Central Bureau of Investigation is now conducting a narco test of security personnel at the Indian Institute of Advanced studies housed in the British era building. Read full story here

Ludhiana: GADVASU under lens over child working in canteen

The veterinary varsity in Ludhiana has hit controversy after a video of a boy working in a canteen of the institution started circulating. A complaint has been lodged with the vice-chancellor of the varsity. Read full story here

Panjab University wants Rs 2 crore from Chandigarh for roads, streetlights

The Panjab University (PU) on Tuesday told the Punjab and Haryana high court that the Chandigarh administration should be directed to bear the burden of road maintenance and upkeep of streetlights on its campus. Read full story here

Indian-origin boy dies after allergic reaction to cheese allegedly forced on him

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy with a dairy allergy died after suffering a severe reaction to a piece of cheese allegedly forced on him, prompting the UK police to launch a homicide probe, media reports have said. Read full story here

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