Sajjan’s meeting offer, to Khattar’s tweet on sex ratio: 5 key stories from Punjab, region, diaspora

A capsule of major reports and other articles from Hindustan Times about Punjab, its neighbourhood and diaspora,

punjab Updated: Apr 18, 2017 22:17 IST
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Harjit Sajjan,Manohar Lal Khattar,sex ratio
Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.(HT Photo)

Will offer to meet CM Amarinder, says Canadian defence minister despite ‘Khalistani’ barb

Clearing the air over allegations of being a Khalistani sympathizer, visiting Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan has said that his visit is aimed at forging better bilateral ties and not to “break any country”. Read more

Tantric held for rape bid, promised woman ‘cure’ from all ills

A tantrik was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 22-year-old woman at his dera in Sanjay Gandhi Colony on Sunday. The woman, who is married, came to him seeking a remedy to bear children. Read more

Haryana CM tweets to Punjab’s Captain, asks him to be firm against female foeticide

Taking the Twitter route, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has urged his Punjab counterpart Capt Amarinder Singh to take steps against potential female foeticide. His reaction comes to a report by HT, ‘Punjab is safe haven for sex determination tests for Haryana’, that appeared on April 14. Read more

Villagers accuse Fazilka school principal of harassing girl student; go on rampage

High drama was witnessed at a government school in Abohar on Tuesday as angry villagers vandalised the car of the principal who was accused of harassing a class-12 girl student. Read more

Sikh cabbie assaulted, turban snatched by passengers in USA

A 25-year-old Sikh cab driver in the USA was assaulted and his turban knocked off by drunk passengers, an incident the police was investigating as a possible hate crime. Read more

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First Published: Apr 18, 2017 21:56 IST