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HT Punjab news digest: Bhagwant as AAP chief, ‘decency’ code for teachers, and a murder in gang war

Here’s a wrap-up of the day’s top news and features from Hindustan Times from Punjab, the neighbouring northern region and the diaspora for May 8.

punjab Updated: May 08, 2017 21:16 IST
HT Correspondents
HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Punjab AAP’s new president Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora(HT File Photo)

Mann made Punjab AAP president with ‘no-drinking’ condition
Bhagwant Mann has been made president of the Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Party. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s Punjab MLAs and other leaders chaired by Arvind Kejriwal, AAP’s national convener and the Delhi chief minister, on Monday evening. Read full report here

Govt teachers told to dress ‘decently’: ‘Jeans-top... affect students’
The order says, “In government schools, teachers, particulary female teachers, wear bright/glittery clothes on duty. Many female teachers wear jeans and top, and many types of provocative and fashionable clothes on duty... which has an effect on the students.” Read full report here

CM Amarinder seeks ‘more time’ to eradicate drug menace
“Badals were in power for the past ten years and we have been here for just two months. The government is committed to setting things right but this all requires time,” he said while talking to the media. Read full report here

Swaraj speaks to Indian envoy over killing of Sikh man in US
As per reports, a 32-year-old Punjabi man, Jagjeet Singh, was stabbed to death outside a grocery store in California on Friday. Read full report here

Bouncer killed in ‘gang war’ in Panchkula
In an apparent case of gang war, a bouncer was gunned down at the entrance of Shiv temple in Saketri area of Panchkula on Monday. Read full report here

Panjab University crisis: Is the varsity converting into a central institute?
The committee tasked with studying the possibility of converting PU into a central institute has prepared a concept note. It says that PU can retain both syndicate and senate and also the autonomy of the university would not be affected. Read full report here

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First Published: May 08, 2017 21:16 IST