HT Punjab news digest: Amit Shah on AAP, a medicine scam, and Ammy Virk’s new movie
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HT Punjab news digest: Amit Shah on AAP, a medicine scam, and Ammy Virk’s new movie

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from the northern region and the diaspora for May 20

punjab Updated: May 20, 2017 21:47 IST
From left: BJP chief Amit Shah in Chandigarh, actor Ammy Virk, and Akali MLA Bikram Singh Majithia (HT Photos)

No AAP legislator in touch with BJP in Punjab: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah categorically said on Saturday that said that no Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmaker was in touch with anyone in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More

Also see pics of Amit Shah’s visit to Chandigarh

8-yr-old Canadian girl reports molestation by cousin in Punjab, sends video statement to police

An eight-year-old Candain citizen girl of Indian origin has got registered a case against her teenaged cousin for alleged molestation when she was staying with his family in Iklaha village of Khanna in Punjab’s Ludhiana district two years ago. Read More

Majithia barges into ADGP’s public meet to ‘seek justice’; shoe hurled at ex-minister’s car

High drama was witnessed at a public meeting of additional director general of police (law and order) Rohit Chaudhary here on Saturday when former Akali minister and Majitha MLA Bikram Singh Majithia barged into the venue to “seek justice” for a Dalit family. Read More

Medicine ‘scam’ amid high anaemia in Punjab: Pop the iron pill before it expires

The hearty Punjabi meal does not mean it’s healthy too. The incidence of anaemia in Punjab has grown by 40% among women in the reproductive age of 15 to 49 years, from 38% in the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) held in 2005-06 to 53.5% in the survey conducted in 2015-16. Read More

Ludhiana: Father killed, mother in jail, two minors bear the brunt of law

Destiny played a cruel joke with 8-year-old Sarnu and 6-year-old Manisha, who have been separated from their remaining four siblings and mother for the crime they did not commit. While their mother is lodged in women’s jail for murdering their father, the couple’s six children are left in a state of helplessness. Read More

Amritsar doctor kidnapped, released after gang gets Rs 7.5 lakh in ransom

An Amritsar -based doctor was kidnapped by gangsters when he was on his way home on Thursday evening. He was released only after the doctor’s wife paid them Rs 7.5-lakh in ransom. Read More

In Ammy Virk’s Saab Bahadur, ‘mystery is the glam quotient of the film’

Punjabi cinema is all set to get its first mystery thriller as ‘Saab Bahadar’ hits theatres on May 26. With an interesting plot set in the early 90’s in a remote village of Punjab, the film revolves around a cop, Kuldeep Singh, popularly known as Saab Bahadar. Read the full story here

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First Published: May 20, 2017 21:38 IST