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Canada’s Sajjan at ‘home’, and liquor at weddings: 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 19

punjab Updated: Apr 19, 2017 22:22 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan arrives at the airport in Amritsar on Wednesday, April 19.
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan arrives at the airport in Amritsar on Wednesday, April 19.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Canadian minister Harjit Sajjan reaches Punjab; police and radicals welcome him at Amritsar airport

Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan landed at Sree Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport at Rajasansi in Amritsar around 6 pm on Wednesday. On his first visit to native Punjab after becoming a minister in Canada, Sajjan is to be in the state for April 21 and 22. Read the full story here

Busted militant module was in touch with Sikh radicals abroad, gangsters: police

A day after the police claimed to have busted a militant module with the arrest of three persons, the counter intelligence (CI) wing on Wednesday said the accused were in touch with gangsters to take their help in spearheading terror activities. Read the full story here

Liquor to flow at marriage palaces along Punjab highways

The Punjab government is set to remove restrictions on serving of liquor at marriage palaces located along the highways in the state. A decision is expected soon following Punjab advocate general Atul Nanda’s legal opinion that marriage palaces are not covered by the Supreme Court’s judgment banning liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways in the state. Read the full story here

44 dead as bus plunges into Tons river in Himachal

The passengers were killed on Wednesday when a private bus carrying more than 50 passengers fell into the Tons river near Chopal, 95 km from Shimla, in Himachal Pradesh. Read the full story here

In pictures | How wheat is harvested by man and machine:

A set of shots from the fields of Jalandhar, where harvesting of what is at its peak. Click for photos

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First Published: Apr 19, 2017 22:18 IST