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HT Punjab news digest: BSF hands over Pak woman, kin factor of law officers’ list, and mob violence in Patiala

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for July 1.

punjab Updated: Jul 02, 2017 00:24 IST
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Family members of Paras, who was murdered in a clash , vandalised a PRTC bus at Fountain Chowk in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

BSF hands over Pakistani woman who crossed border inadvertently in Amritsar sector

In a goodwill gesture, the Border Security Force (BSF) handed over a Pakistani woman, to Pakistan Rangers, who had inadvertently crossed into Indian territory in the Amritsar sector in Punjab, a BSF spokesperson said on Saturday. Read full story here

Punjab law officers’ appointment: Advocate general’s wife, relatives of judges, politicians make it to list

Wife of Punjab advocate general (AG) Atul Nanda, kin of some politicians and at least six former judges are among the 121 names announced by the Punjab government on Friday for appointment as law officers. These officers would be posted at the Punjab and Haryana high court and the Supreme Court. Read full story here

After murder of teen in ‘gang war’, mob goes on a rampage in Patiala, faces lathicharge

Infuriated over the murder of 19-year-old man in a clash between two groups of alleged criminals on Friday night, family and supporters of the victim went on a rampage, damaging vehicles and shops, near Fountain Chowk in Patiala on Saturday afternoon. The police resorted to a lathicharge to avert more damage. Read full story here

Work on gallery for portraits of Bhindranwale, aides at Golden Temple to begin on July 6

Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal will on July 6 start work on a portrait gallery in the complex of Golden Temple in memory of those killed by the army during Operation Bluestar at the most prominent Sikh shrine in Amritsar in 1984. Read full story here

Illegal sex determination in Ludhiana: 1 month on, police fail to identify culprits

The health department has accused the police of not acting swiftly in the investigation of illegal sex determination racket and failing to identify those who provided ultrasound machines to unauthorised persons. Read full story here

Video | Traffic woes to continue on Chandigarh-Kharar road

Commuters plying on the under construction Chandigarh-Kharar road will not get any relief from traffic woes for next one-and-a-half-year as work of the elevated road on the segment is expected to complete by December 2018. Read full story here

Nabha royal family scion Hanuwant Singh dies at 65

Hanuwant Singh, 65, a scion of the Nabha royal family of Punjab, died of illness at Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, on Friday. He was cremated at Haridwar on Saturday. Read full story here

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh greets people on Canada Day; hails NRI community

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday greeted the people of Canada on the nation’s 150th anniversary, terming it a “historical moment” in the country’s progressive journey, to which the Punjabi community has significantly contributed. Read full story here

Chandigarh MC doesn’t know exact number of residential, commercial properties in city

In a shocking admission, Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) admitted they do not have the exact number of residential and commercial properties in city. Read full story here

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First Published: Jul 01, 2017 21:29 IST