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HT Punjab news digest: PM Modi’s cap in Israel, sedition case, and Tel Aviv in Himachal Pradesh

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 6.

punjab Updated: Jul 06, 2017 21:28 IST
HT Correspondents
Himachali cap donned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.
Himachali cap donned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel.(Reuters)

PM Modi’s cap in Israel takes political hue in Himachal

The Himachali cap donned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel has taken on political colours back home in the hill state, which will go to the hustings next year. Read full story here

Sedition case against five for Khalistan referendum hoardings in Punjab

The Punjab Police on Thursday booked five people, including three based in the US, for sedition and promoting enmity following putting up hoardings in Punjab seeking a referendum on a separate Sikh state Khalistan. Read full story here

A Tel Aviv in Himachal: Know why this village is a hot spot for Israeli tourists

Politics aside, one reason that may have prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to don the Himachali cap during his visit to Israel could be the close ties the hill state enjoys with Israeli travellers. Read full story here

Don’t shed crocodile tears on farmers’ suicides, HC to Punjab govt

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday observed that state should stop ‘shedding crocodile tears’ on farmers’ suicides when it had not been taking steps for their welfare. The HC was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) pending since September 2014 seeking implementation of the minimum support price (MSP) scheme. Read full story here

Muktsar man lost decade ago, found in Jalandhar’s Pinglaghar

Sajan Kumar, 20, a BTech student, could not believe his ears when he received a call from Jalandhar’s Pinglaghar , last week, regarding his father’s whereabouts. Kumar’s father, Suresh Kumar, had fled from house a decade ago. Read full story here

‘Kar sewa’ on Bluestar ‘martyr gallery’ begins: Bhindranwale at centre stage, CM faces fire

Amid objections raised by chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday started ‘kar sewa’ (voluntary service) for a ‘Martyr Gallery’ of portraits in the basement of the Operation Bluestar memorial gurudwara in the Golden Temple complex. Read more full story here

Talking on phone while driving? Get ready to lose licence for 3 months

Think twice before using your mobile phone while driving or jumping a traffic signal. You will end up losing your licence for three months. Read full story here

Sidhu raises cable ‘scam’ in Punjab cabinet, CM Amarinder puts ball in AG’s court

After raising the pitch at the Punjab assembly budget session, Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu took up alleged tax evasion by Fastway Transmissions in the meeting of the Punjab cabinet on Wednesday. Read full story here

5% GST on raw hide: Ludhiana skinners threaten to dump dead cattle outside govt offices

Opposing the Centre’s decision of 5% GST on raw hide, the skinners on Wednesday threatened to intensify the strike by dumping bodies of dead cattle outside the government offices if the tax is not revoked by Saturday. Read full story here

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