HT Punjab news digest: Bhagat Singh’s pistol, Punjab board results, and Ayushmann about his director wife
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HT Punjab news digest: Bhagat Singh’s pistol, Punjab board results, and Ayushmann about his director wife

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s news from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for May 22.

punjab Updated: May 22, 2017 21:16 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The pistol whose last bullet killed British Raj police officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928.(Photo courtesy Pankaj Goomar)

Bhagat Singh’s pistol back in Punjab, to be displayed at Hussainiwala memorial
The last bullet fired from the .32-mm Colt automatic pistol killed British assistant superintendent of police John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The pistol was requisitioned by the BSF from the Punjab Police Academy in Phillaur in October 1969, where it had been since 1944, and was latest in Indore. Read more

Punjab board Class 10 results: Border districts bag all 5 top positions
Gurdaspur topped among the 22 districts with 86.97 pass percentage followed by Amritsar with 83.95 and Taran Taran with 80.62. The pass percentage of Pathankot is 76.42 and Ferozepur is 66.01. Read more

Scheme to provide financial assistance to acid attack victims
The Punjab government has chalked out a comprehensive strategy to provide security and financial assistance to acid attack victims in order to make them self-reliant, state minister Razia Sultana said on Monday. Read more

Shopkeeper cuts off cashier’s upturned moustache, booked for ‘hurting religious sentiments’
The owner of a sweetmeat shop was booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a Sikh employee after he got irritated over his upturned moustache and forcibly cut off a part of it on Sunday, said police. Read more

1984 riots: Tytler refuses to undergo lie-detection test
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday refused to give consent to undergo a lie detection test in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the CBI on three occasions. Read more

My wife Tahira is a brilliant director and has a great brain: Ayushmann
The Chandigarh boy had extensive stints with theatre, reality TV show, radio jockeying and TV hosting before becoming an actor and singer with Vicky Donor (2012). Now, Ayushmann Khurrana is set to turn producer with a short film, Toffeem that has been written and directed by his wife, writer Tahira Kashyap. HT catches up with him to talk about the short film, working with wife and more. Read more

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First Published: May 22, 2017 21:16 IST