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HT Punjab news digest: Truckers protest disbanding of unions, Amarnath Yatra begins, and credit war over Modi’s gift to Trump

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for June 28.

punjab Updated: Jun 28, 2017 20:54 IST
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​Truck union members​ protesting in Bathinda on Wednesday.​​
​Truck union members​ protesting in Bathinda on Wednesday.​​(Sanjeev kumar/HT Photo)

Truck operators protest disbanding of unions by Captain govt

Truckers in Punjab observed a day-long “token” strike on Wednesday to protest the Congress government’s decision to dissolve all 134 truck unions in the state. Punjab Truck Union chief Happy Sandhu said that 4 lakh families in the state earn their livelihood through the business. Read more

Multi-tier security as Amarnath Yatra begins from Jammu

The annual Amarnath Yatra is a logistical challenge for the Jammu & Kashmir government and central security forces in the wake of a spike in militancy in the Valley. Besides high-altitude hazards and sub-zero temperatures, the yatris face a looming threat from militants out to disrupt the pilgrimage. Read more

5 killed, 6 injured in bus-car collision at Muktsar

Five people were killed and six others injured in an accident on the bypass near the TMH resort here. Read more

Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan stuck at Attari as Centre denies permission at eleventh hour

At least 300 Sikh pilgrims with Pakistani visas were left stranded at the Attari railway station amid heavy rains as the special train to be sent by Pakistan was not allowed by the Government of India at the eleventh hour on Wednesday. Read more

Credit war in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur over Modi’s gift to Trump: Who made the wooden chest?

Cottage Industries Corporation, which has been supplying plastic and wood inlay items to the PM’s office for decades, claimed that the wooden chest was made to order at their workshop. But another artisan father-son have claimed the chest is made by them. Read more

In pics: Weather takes a turn for pleasant in Punjab, Chandigarh. For photos, click here

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