HT Punjab news digest: AAP ready for MC polls, Punjabi national language in Pak, and a flyover in Chandigarh
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HT Punjab news digest: AAP ready for MC polls, Punjabi national language in Pak, and a flyover in Chandigarh

Been away? Here are top stories from Punjab, its neighbourhood and the diaspora for May 18.

punjab Updated: May 18, 2017 21:22 IST
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International Museum Day: ‘Guru Nanak and the nine other Sikh gurus’ at Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh. (Anil Dayal/HT)

After assembly poll loss, Punjab AAP braces for MC elections, wants dialogue with rebels
On the issue of infighting in the party, Aman Arora said AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal has been requested to initiate dialogue with party rebels, including Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi and Fatehgarh MP Harinder Singh Khalsa. Read more

Move to make Punjabi a national language in Pakistan hailed in India too
The Pak senate’s standing committee on law and justice approved a constitution amendment bill on May 11 to give the status of national language to Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi, too, alongside Urdu, which is the only language that has the status there at present. Both Punjabs have similar dialects but different scripts for Punjabi. Read more

Free Wi-Fi in ITIs, engineering colleges: Punjab govt signs pact with Jio
Punjab government will provide free Wi-Fi facility in all government Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), polytechnic institutions and engineering colleges, state technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi said on Thursday. Read more

After death of 7-yr-old due to heat, child rights body asks Punjab govt to advance summer break
“Even the meteorological department has forecast intense heat wave that could adversely affect health of small school-going children. It is recommended that either vacations be pre-poned or school timings be changed so that no student falls victim to the heat wave,” the letter says. Read more

Work on Chandigarh’s first flyover to start by year end
In June 2016, Member Parliament Kirron Kher had taken up the issue with Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari and the project was approved. Read more

In pics | A visit to Chandigarh’s Sector-10 museum | Click to discover the treasures

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First Published: May 18, 2017 21:22 IST