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Harjit Sajjan’s homecoming and second Wagah in state: 5 key stories from Punjab, region, diaspora

Here’s a digest of the day’s news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region for April 20

punjab Updated: Apr 20, 2017 20:54 IST
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anadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan,Vicky Goundar,anti-terror squad
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan at his ancestral village Bombeli in Hoshiarpur district on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Bombeli’s son finally comes home, for some family time

He came, he saw, he retreated to his house. That pretty much sums up the visit of Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan to his native village where fans from far and near had come to pay their respect to their son. Read the full story here

Gang led by Nabha jail escapee Vicky Gounder kills 3 rivals in Gurdaspur

Three alleged gangsters were shot dead by members of a rival gang near the Aujala by-pass on Kahnuwan Road here on Thursday. Vicky Goundar, who had escaped from the Nabha jail in November last year, was allegedly the leader of the attackers. Read the full story here

UP anti-terror squad, Delhi police arrest youth from Jalandhar

Delhi police and Uttar Pradesh anti-terror squad, accompanied by the city police, arrested a 22-year-old suspected terrorist in Sant Nagar near Basti Sheikh of Jalandhar on Thursday early morning. Read the full story here

BSF may return Bhagat Singh’s pistol to Punjab

The Border Security Force (BSF) may return Bhagat Singh’s pistol to Punjab soon. Chandigarh-based advocate HC Arora, who filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking retrieval of the pistol, said on Thursday that the BSF authorities are “very actively” considering the demand. Read the full story here

Second Wagah: India, Pak agree to new ceremony, beating retreat on Punjab border

Amid frosty ties between India and Pakistan, the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers plan to open a new front of bonhomie on the Punjab border. The security forces of the neighbouring countries plan to develop the Sadiqi joint check post (JCP), 13 km from Fazilka, and adjoining Sulemanki in Pakistan as a tourist spot on the lines of the Attari-Wagah JCP soon. Read the full story here

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First Published: Apr 20, 2017 20:54 IST