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HT Punjab news digest: Balloon from Pak, President Kovind and Rajmata’s Janata link, and more

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 26.

punjab Updated: Jul 26, 2017 21:26 IST
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HT Punjab news digest,Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh,President of India Ram Nath Kovind
The green balloon, which had the words ‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ (Independence celebrations) written on it in Persian script, landed near the taxi stand outside the Kalanaur bus stand on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Gas balloon from Pakistan lands in Gurdaspur, creates flutter

A Pakistani gas balloon landed at Kalanaur, 25 km from here, on Wednesday, creating a flutter among local residents. Read full story here

Allow women to sing hymns at Golden Temple: Sikh-Americans

Sikh-Americans have proposed that women should be allowed to sing shabads or hymns at the Golden Temple to recognise the important role played by them in strengthening the Sikh faith. Read full story here

President Kovind recalls Rajmata Mohinder Kaur’s Janata Party connect

President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday recalled his stay with the royal family in Moti Bagh Palace during his visit to Patiala along with Morarji Desai in 1977. Read full story here

UK’s first turbaned Sikh MP promises another probe into its ‘role in Operation Bluestar’

Stressing that Sikhs have played a pivotal role in economic development of various countries, United Kingdom’s first turbaned Sikh parliamentarian, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, said here on Wednesday that raising issues faced by Sikhs will be among his top priorities as a member of the House of Commons. Read full story here

No textbooks, no benches, and unsafe classrooms: Faridkot reflects state of school education

Incomplete set of text books, no benches to sit and unsafe classrooms mark the state of school education in the district. This, even as chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, no less, expressed his disappointment at the 57% result in Class-10 at the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Read full story here

Ludhiana pastor murder: Killers’ escape route traced up to 18 km, courtesy 100 CCTV cameras

Ten days of sustained work by the special investigation team (SIT) formed to crack the July 14 case of a pastor’s murder in Ludhiana has led to tracing of the escape route of the killers up to a distance of 18 kilometres. Read full story here

Mohali bank robbery case: Police crack case, arrest lawyer

Mohali police on Wednesday cracked the bank robbery case in which a masked man robbed an unguarded SBI branch of Rs 7 lakh. In an interesting turn of events, a lawyer, identified as Manjinder Singh (30), is the main accused. Read full story here

Sexual assault on minors: Rapists known to victims in 75% cases, says police

Forty-two-year-old Hari Chand, working as a peon at Panjab University, was arrested in May this year for raping a minor in a vacant house at Maloya. Read full story here

Kotkhai gangrape-murder: Week after custodial death, Nepalese national cremated quietly

A week after he died in police custody, Nepalese national Suraj, accused in the rape and murder of a 16-year-old school girl, was cremated quietly in Shimla’s Sanjuali crematorium on Wednesday. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 26, 2017 21:23 IST