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HT Punjab news digest: Bathinda dancer shooting case, Khalistan ‘referendum’ poster, and election mode in PU

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 4.

punjab Updated: Jul 04, 2017 21:47 IST
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Dancer Kulwinder Kaur, nicknamed Janu, was shot dead on the spot while performing on stage as the accused, Lucky, fired a shot in allegedly inebriated state at a wedding function in Maur last December.((PHOTO COURTESY: FACEBOOK))

Bathinda wedding dancer shooting: Accused back in jail as court rejects ‘accidental death’ theory

In an embarrassing turn of events for the Bathinda police in the case of a wedding dancer’s killing, a court in Talwandi Sabo has rejected the theory that celebratory firing caused the woman’s death “by accident”. With it came the re-arrest of the main accused, Lucky Kumar, in the court on Monday. He will now face trial on charges of culpable homicide, punishable by up to 10 years in jail, under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Read full story here

SGPC chief on Khalistan ‘referendum’ posters: ‘Govt must rein in those who want to vitiate peace’

While speaking during a religious propagation drive (Gurumat Parchar Lehar) in Mansa on Tuesday, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar urged the Punjab government to “rein in the elements who are attempting to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the state”. Read full story here

Election mode on at Panjab University! ABVP distributes brooms in hostel rooms

Worrying about the cleanliness of hostel rooms at Panjab University (PU)? One of the student organisations Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) may come to your rescue. Read full story here

Chinese firm proposes electric vehicles for Punjab cities, offers smartphones for CM scheme

Chinese major Yinlong has proposed to launch a pilot project to run electric cars and buses in Amritsar, followed by smart cities of Jalandhar and Ludhiana, and to set up an electrical vehicle manufacturing facility in the state. Read full story here

At Bathinda college that houses new PTU, 76 students for 639 engg seats

This 28-year-old college in Punjab is where a new version of the state technical university took roots three years ago, but this year only 76 students have taken admission in the BTech course here against 639 available seats in various streams of engineering. Read full story here

Pak gurdwara body to protest against India’s denial of permission to Sikh jatha

The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) will hold a protest on July 7 at Wagah border on Pakistan side against the Indian government for denying permission to Sikh jathas (Groups of Sikh pilgrims) to go to Pakistan. Read full story here

Theft at Chandigarh temple: SIM cards procured by fake ID shows plugs in verification

A day after two men were arrested for theft at Sai Baba Mandir in Sector 29, the emergence of two SIM cards bought by the accused using fake identity points to the loopholes in the verification process. Read full story here

Rectify flaws, or 23 PG seats will be illegal, MCI tells Chandigarh’s GMCH

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has raised objections over 23 postgraduate (MD/MS) seats across 9 departments of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 Chandigarh. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 04, 2017 21:47 IST