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HT Punjab news digest: Rahul visits Golden Temple, Jhinda floats Janta Akali Dal party, and Ludhiana double murder solved

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 10.

punjab Updated: Jun 10, 2017 21:36 IST
HT Correspondents
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi paying obeisance at Golden Temple, Amritsar on Saturday.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi paying obeisance at Golden Temple, Amritsar on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

4 days after Operation Bluestar anniversary, Rahul Gandhi visits Golden Temple as ‘common devotee’

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took everybody by surprise as he reached Amritsaron Saturday afternoon and paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and Akal Takht as a “common devotee”. Read full story here

Janta Akali Dal party launched by Haryana gurdwara panel chief Jagdish Singh Jhinda

Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (ad hoc) president Jagdish Singh Jhinda on Saturday launched a new political party — Janta Akali Dal. Read full story here

Ludhiana double murder: Boutique worker hatched the plan, 3 DMCH ward boys executed it

A boutique worker along with three ward boys at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) had hatched the plan to loot a Ludhiana financierto make some easy money. Read full story here

Gangster Vicky Gounder’s right hand man arrested after encounter in Gurdaspur

Elusive Punjab gangster Vicky Gounder’s right hand man Ravinder Singh, alias Gyan Singh Kharal, was arrested after a brief encounter in Gurdaspur district early on Saturday morning. Read full story here

US hate crime: Sikh-American called ‘Osama’ in racist incident in New York

Sikh-American post-doctoral fellow at New York University was called “Osama” by a teenager, in a fresh incident of racism towards members of the community. Read full story here

Chill out this weekend with ice-cream festival at Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake

Chill out this weekend with ice-cream festival at Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake. A three-day ice-cream festival, which began on Friday, is on at the popular tourist destination of City Beautiful. Read full story here

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh should apologise for defaming Punjabis: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday attacked chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh for “defaming” Punjabis ahead of the assembly elections. Read full story here