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Punjab news digest: Row over Sidhu’s English-speaking ads, Google job hoax, and Pak sisters in jail

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood, and more

punjab Updated: Aug 02, 2017 21:41 IST
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Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu (HT File)

Navjot Sidhu’s TV work row: Objection raised to ‘English-speaking machine’ ads too

The lawyer, HC Arora, stated that, after attaining a high Constitutional post, Sidhu should not appear in such advertisements. “Tall claims made by Sidhu in the promotional advertisement cannot be achieved,” advocate HC Arora said. However, the HC adjourned the hearing for October 10. Click for full report

Google’s Rs 1.4 crore job offer to Chandigarh boy that wasn’t! It’s a mistake, parents tell UT authorities

The parents of 16-year-old Harshit Sharma, who was in news after he claimed he had bagged an offer from Google, told Chandigarh administration that it was a mistake and the boy hadn’t got any such offer from the search engine giant. Full report here

Bike taxis off Mohali roads as drivers unhappy with Uber

More than 50 bike taxi riders, who saw a bright future at the time of the launch on July 25, have taken their vehicles off road. They say the firm has gone back on its commitment to follow incentive-based payment system. Read more

Dealing with organised crime in Punjab: Committee wants key changes in PCOCA

The much-hyped Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA), a law proposed to deal with the organised crime in the state, is likely to become a reality soon with the cabinet sub-committee formed by the government asking the advocate general office to amend some objectionable clauses in the draft. Read more

Jail term served, fine paid too, but Pakistani sisters, child still in Amritsar jail

It was on April 6 last year that Batala-based non-government organisation, Sarbat Da Bhala Humanity Club, came forward to pay the fine on Fatima Bibi and her sister Mumtaj with regard to their conviction in 2006. Their main jail term got completed in November of 2015, but they have been serving an extra two years due to non-payment of the fine. Read more

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